Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

CAlifornia BAR/SMOG/engine swap thread.

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    So I did a pretest on my s50 full rebuild with stock everything else . Only one dme and MAF. The sniffer was about twice as much as the allowable . I have the stock oem 25+ year mid pipe and cats . Should I go to the red like that and have them tell me what’s up or should I just do new cats before I go in . About 1200$ installed for both at my local exhaust shop

    Comment


      Went to the referee yesterday . S50 swap stock headers modified stock downpipe for clearance stock O2 sensor portion new walker cats . I have a red label 413 ecu apperently it’s out of an automatic and it wasn’t giving off the correct MPH signal . Also he wanted to see the actual ecu to verify the part number . So I failed because of the ecu . I need to find a manual ecu and when I go next time I have to have the glovebox taken apart so he can see the computer . I was hoping to pass first try . I was so close!! the ecu part is easily fixable . I have sourced a silver label ecu with the vin number that says it’s manual from a 95 M3 . I have an ews delete chip already so I’ll just swap it out and be okay I hope . I will report when I go back .

      Comment


        Originally posted by prisonerofdoom83 View Post
        Went to the referee yesterday . S50 swap stock headers modified stock downpipe for clearance stock O2 sensor portion new walker cats . I have a red label 413 ecu apperently it’s out of an automatic and it wasn’t giving off the correct MPH signal.
        Interesting that the ECU modifies the signal from the diff based on the type of trans.
        How is your ECU mounted currently? Mine's in the OEM location, I cut the bracket to make it wider, and use big washers with the stock bolts to hold it up. Easy for me to undo them for that visual inspection.

        So your emissions were good after the new cats? That's great to hear!

        Currently building a badass coffee table
        Random stuff on insta @kevanromero

        Comment


          Originally posted by Chilezen View Post

          Interesting that the ECU modifies the signal from the diff based on the type of trans.
          How is your ECU mounted currently? Mine's in the OEM location, I cut the bracket to make it wider, and use big washers with the stock bolts to hold it up. Easy for me to undo them for that visual inspection.

          So your emissions were good after the new cats? That's great to hear!
          it is in the stock location bolted up . He didn’t want to accept a picture of it . But I guess it wouldn’t have mattered as the automatic ecu is not letting it pass . I sourced an s50 95 m3 silver label 413 with the vin number intact that says it’s a manual . So I’m waiting for that to come in and I have an ews delete chip . When I go back I will just have the glovebox taken apart so that he can see the ecu . He did inspect the car for 2 hours . Said the swap was super clean . Said don’t worry no one passes the first try . Although he said I was super close . Should be good on my next visit

          Comment


            Well I went back with a chipped silver label manual 413 ecu with the vin number present from a 95 M3 . Showed up with the glovebox taken apart so he could see it . Ran the tail pipe test and confirmed the ecu and boom I got my sticker . This was in Rancho Cucamonga chaffey college . Guy was pretty knowledgeable on older bmws .

            Comment


              Congratulations!

              Currently building a badass coffee table
              Random stuff on insta @kevanromero

              Comment


                Originally posted by prisonerofdoom83 View Post
                Well I went back with a chipped silver label manual 413 ecu with the vin number present from a 95 M3 . Showed up with the glovebox taken apart so he could see it . Ran the tail pipe test and confirmed the ecu and boom I got my sticker . This was in Rancho Cucamonga chaffey college . Guy was pretty knowledgeable on older bmws .
                Good 👍
                Projects Hartge,Alpina & AC Schnitzer Builds.http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=280601
                http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=227993
                http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=289362

                DSC04926 by Raul Salinas, on FlickrDSC03413 by Raul Salinas, on Flickr

                Comment


                  Who wants to be my new friend and correspond via PM or email regarding how I get my new headache 1994 e36 325i with s50 swap to pass smog?

                  Relocated to Norcal from NC for work and will be here about 2 years. Bought the car and am now in over my head due to being an e30 guy much more comfortable with m20s than 24v stuff. My e30 is here too which is a problem for another day. E36 was off the road for 10 years and owed 1100 in back fees by the PO which thankfully were mostly waived, however I have roughly 2 months to get it to pass smog as I paid posting fees to DMV through CVPRS to start the process of titling the car in my name.

                  Have new water pump and thermostat here already and new hoses, all fluids on the way as well as oil and filter, spark plugs and a stock airbox for a 95 325i as my realoem research seems to show that it will fit. Car has cats but no idea on condition and CEL is on. Any other must buys for the basic tune up for a first go at smog? Will check what ECU I have tomorrow.

                  Comment


                    you should be able to get a pre smog check to see whats the condition of the car.. make sure the O2 sensors are good,


                    Comment


                      Just curious, has anyone swapped in an N52/4/5 and BAR'd it yet? I've been waiting for a donor car so that I don't have to piecemeal all the emissions components.

                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X