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Old 03-04-2010, 08:25 PM   #1
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E30 M30 Swap Writeup - Complete

All,

Due to the overwhelming questions (PM's, emails, and phone calls), I've decided to document the details of my entire E30 - M30 swap in one concise document.

This 65 page pdf document is the initial revision and will change as a result of future comments/questions. I currently do not have any snapshots of the document, but I've sold a couple copies already. This writeup will include (but not limited to) the following:

My contact information for supporting information
Background of M30
Cost writeups
Schematics
Pinouts
Pictures
Diagrams
Realoem Snapshots
Spreadsheets
Recommended vendor websites
Part numbers...etc.

I do not have stress calculations, CAD drawings, or any infomration about hooking up the air conditioning.

This writeup is mainly tailored to the 3rd generation M30, but I also speak in generalities to ALL M30's and all E30's. I have some information embedded regarding my turbo swap, but not much.

Rev B of this writeup will be $12 and can be paid via paypal.

I've decided to EMAIL the writeup once paypalled. It's much quicker and more convenient. The wiring diagrams are already built in to the writeup in the form of hyperlinks to websites.


For those who purchase the Swap Writeup, I really want some constructive criticism so that the next revision of the writeup can include more detailed information.

Thanks for looking, gentlemen.

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Old 03-04-2010, 08:34 PM   #2
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Alright, I managed to add some screenshots.
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:42 PM   #3
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Alright, I managed to add some screenshots.
Can't wait to receive mine, looks very helpful!
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:54 PM   #4
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I mailed it today. Should be getting to you soon!



So specific instructions: Just paypal me and write specific instructions on whether you would like a CD mailed to you or emailed to you. If you want it emailed to you, then you won't be able to take advantage of the wiring diagrams because they're like 16MB each and too large to email.

I have no problem at all mailing them.

Also, please review and provide comments/feedback on the thread.
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:40 AM   #5
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I just paypaled you..... Thanks for all your work on this, I cant wait to get the info.
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:43 AM   #6
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:21 AM   #7
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:28 PM   #8
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Thanks all of you guys.

I will be sending out the CD's on Monday via USPS. Please reply with any questions/comments - proposed additions!
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:14 AM   #9
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No turbo chapter? Also, I assume early adopters will get free updates and revisions as time goes on?

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Old 03-07-2010, 05:02 AM   #10
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No turbo chapter? Also, I assume early adopters will get free updates and revisions as time goes on?

paypal on the waypal.

Sure!, It will come as an email though, not CD.
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:13 PM   #11
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How complete is your turbo info, and what set up are you running? BTW M30 is a great swap, highly recommended!
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:48 PM   #12
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I just issued Rev A, which does not have a turbo section. I don't know if I plan to add a turbo section. All I did was buy the kit from www.turbochargingdynamics.com from Todd Dehate and installed it. This writeup section will be quite brief as it really wasn't very custom.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:29 PM   #13
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Thats pretty spendy kit, I guess bang for your buck its still pretty good.
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Old 03-09-2010, 04:12 AM   #14
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You're right about that. A literal "plug 'n' play" turbo kit (stage 1 non-intercooled) for $3850 is not a bad price. Or at least it wasn't back in 2006 when I bought it. Today is probably a different story.
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:03 PM   #15
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You have it dynoed yet? They're claiming 300whp, pretty impressive, considering you can spend 50K+ easy on a new 335i stock and only get 300bhp in a heavier car.
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