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  • Gaboer
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    I was pulling out the engine and noticed my O2 sensor was zip tied to my battery tray. OBD I cars if I recall only have 1 O2 for both, but my exhaust runs 1-3/4-6 dual pipes all the way to the muffler. Previous owner said the car ran strong even without the O2 sensor. Is this something I need to worry about?

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  • schmidty
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    Originally posted by FishEye View Post
    I just bought a M50B25 TU from a 94 325... I have a 91 318is... Can I use the tranny and driveshaft from the same e36 325? My tranny just blew today so it's time to get serious with this swap.. Please help!

    I kind of have the opposite question.
    I have an 87 325is I'm wanting to swap a M52TUB28 into.
    Can I use the the stock e30 transmission?
    I've read that some modification needs to be made to the cross member and shift linkage but don't know what exactly?
    ...and if there is anything else that needs to be modified or purchased?

    Im also wondering what all is needed for the cooling system? I'll have a full e36 donor car. Do I need anything besides an electric pusher fan? And what is everyone using for that? SPAL?

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  • Gaboer
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    Ah sounds good, I ended up deciding to go and just use the X20 lines, and run them to my C104 instead of messing with the DME. My best friend knows how to solder and such made me this
    Last edited by Gaboer; 06-01-2015, 10:06 PM.

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  • luckysnafu
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    Originally posted by Gaboer View Post
    Found out that pin 1 doesn't exist on my S52 loom, guess I don't need the oil level sensor lol. Anyways, I just thought, is the DME pinout for the S50 and S52 the same? I just wanted to make sure that the DME pinout for 74/17 are the same since your thread was for an M50 engine.
    No, they are not the same! S50 is OBDI and S52 is OBDII. You'll want to check wiring diagrams for your specific engine when making your harness. Check the wiring diagram links in my sig.

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  • Gaboer
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    Found out that pin 1 doesn't exist on my S52 loom, guess I don't need the oil level sensor lol. Anyways, I just thought, is the DME pinout for the S50 and S52 the same? I just wanted to make sure that the DME pinout for 74/17 are the same since your thread was for an M50 engine.

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  • NeverEnough02
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    Originally posted by Gaboer View Post
    Saw your thread, that was really helpful.
    So this is what I have right now, does this look good?

    What I'm wondering is for the tech, do i use pin 20 on the X20, or do I just directly wire it to my DME?
    There is mention that there are different methods for the late model. Mine was tapped into the DME harness because I had the 3 prong plug as pictured. If you do not have that plug you may have a different resolution. But yes, the C104 to DME you listed is accurate.

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  • Gaboer
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    Saw your thread, that was really helpful.
    So this is what I have right now, does this look good?

    What I'm wondering is for the tech, do i use pin 20 on the X20, or do I just directly wire it to my DME?

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  • NeverEnough02
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    Originally posted by Gaboer View Post
    Recently got an S52 swapped 1991 318i, the tachometer/temp gauges weren't working. For the temp gauges I figured it would be the temp sensor, but it seems I have only a 2 pin blue temp sensor in my block (is my car OBD1 swapped?). For the tach, the harness adapter appears to have the tach sensor correctly wired, and I do have a 1989 E30 325i M20 coding plug in my cluster, yet it still doesn't work. Any ideas?
    Search under my started threads for Tach Test. I had the same issue and it is resolved in there with pics.

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  • Gaboer
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    Turns out the 1991 car had some ungodly amount of rust underneath so I'll be swapping the entire engine over to a 1985 M10 E30. I looked at diagrams for all the pinouts and know where every one would go, but I need help finding the part number for the engine side square C101 and C104, and the types of pins it uses. Would it be easier to just find someone with a plug cut out from the engine? How much would that cost vs. getting a new plug and pins
    Last edited by Gaboer; 04-05-2015, 10:46 AM.

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  • nando
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    there's no such thing as a "tach sensor". ;)

    it should be a black wire from the engine harness going to pin 9 from X20 #20.

    for the coolant you need to install an E30 sensor and add the wire to the harness, connecting it to pin 4 on the C101.

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  • Gaboer
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    Recently got an S52 swapped 1991 318i, the tachometer/temp gauges weren't working. For the temp gauges I figured it would be the temp sensor, but it seems I have only a 2 pin blue temp sensor in my block (is my car OBD1 swapped?). For the tach, the harness adapter appears to have the tach sensor correctly wired, and I do have a 1989 E30 325i M20 coding plug in my cluster, yet it still doesn't work. Any ideas?

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  • mkz
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    Hi. I just swaped m50b30 ( e28 engine mounts)
    I also bought e34 540i brake booster kit, but rod on 540i brake booster more short, than e30 stock.
    What upgrades it needed? I want to mount it on firewall.

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  • puffxy
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    Hey guys, I've been scouring the forum for my s50 swap for a few months now. I'm finally at the point where the motor is in the car but not starting. I've done a ton of searching but I'd like to confirm that I'm not crazy; at no point should the 12v pos be touching the ground, anywhere correct? As of right now, using a continuity tester the 12v distribution block lights up when i test it against a ground, as does the pos cable at the trunk batter, lights up against the battery ground.

    The strange thing is that I would expect this to blow a bunch of fuses/relays but as far as I can tell on the fuses are intact and the main relay clicks when ignition is switched on, it even cranks though I'm not sure it should.

    So before I spend hours tracing this, can someone please confirm that the 12v SHOULD NOT be touching ground anywhere?

    Edit: Apparently this is normal, just got it to start up.
    Last edited by puffxy; 10-21-2014, 06:34 PM.

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  • golde30
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    Valve cover gasket, coil packs with all the 10mm nuts, since obd2 uses bolt not nuts. Think that's it.

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  • 2mAn
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    Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
    If Im swapping from an OBD2 plastic valve cover to an OBD1 metal valve cover, what is interchangeable and what isnt???

    I believe the coil packs are different. Do I need to get new valvecover gaskets too?? Anything else?
    bump for answers...

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