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    M54. Let the foolishness begin.

    I have the motor. It's nice and shiny all over! It needs some attention before I can even begin to think about getting it running or installing it.

    I'm stubborn so I'm sure I'll make something interesting out of it.
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    #2
    Awesome! I want it, gimme? lol
    Mtech1 v8 build thread - https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...d.php?t=413205



    OEM v8 manual chip or dme - https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho....php?p=4938827

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      #3
      -Wow, nice. b25 or b30? Are you keeping it OBD 2 or converting? Tell us!!!!
      1989 cirrisblau-metallic 325i

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        #4
        Originally posted by SpecM View Post
        -Wow, nice. b25 or b30? Are you keeping it OBD 2 or converting? Tell us!!!!
        Oh... details, details... It's a b30 out of a 330 w/automatic. I don't see anyway I can keep it OBDII at this point. I don't quite have the "skilz" to defeat EWS.

        My first task is to pull the head and get it physically up to task, that may not even happen and I'll be left with a junk head and some nice internals, although I think it will be Ok.

        My inclination on this motor is to go standalone injection and then develop a dual-VANOS controller. I haven't gotten that far yet. I'm still looking at the shiny block...

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          #5
          -I am soooo jealous like a lotta bit!
          -But I may have an m54b30 in the lines too. Warped head and pulled block threads; but the crank = stroker time
          1989 cirrisblau-metallic 325i

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            #6
            Dual VANOS
            Alum block
            3.0

            FTW

            Good luck, I am very interested in this build!

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              #7
              same if this works out then im getting rid of my s52 and going s54 ;)

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                #8
                It's interesting what you find when you start looking...

                http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html..._ID=TEN9990850

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by hoveringuy View Post
                  I'm stubborn so I'm sure I'll make something interesting out of it.
                  Mid-engined e30?
                  Originally posted by Matt-B
                  hey does anyone know anyone who gets upset and makes electronics?

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                    #10
                    wow. thats a good price too for the bracket

                    www.gutenparts.com
                    One stop shopping for NEW, USED and EURO PARTS!

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                      #11
                      oh no a local swap I am subscribed!
                      looking for a e30m50 swap harness adapter pm me $150 shipped
                      email nitroman12@gmail.com

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                        #12
                        Oh hell yes!!!!! This will be awesome :D

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                          #13
                          The motor came apart like butter and I've had a good look at the head. I was hoping for the "Eureka!" moment when I could see what was causing it to blow white smoke but couldn't find that. No visible cracks in the exhaust valve seat area like I feared.

                          So, it's off to the machine shop for pressure testing. At this point it was either just a squooshed head gasket or a there's a crack somewhere else in the water jacket.

                          It also looks straight with the best straight edge I have.

                          Could I be lucky enough that it's just the head gasket??

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                            #14
                            Check for a crack in the area between #5 and #6 spark plug bores in the top of the head. I've seen about a dozen of them. Usually the tell tail sign is the milkshake lookin coolant. And I'd recommend replacing the camshaft ledges (trays) and all lifters...depending on mileage and visible scoring on either surfaces.

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                              #15
                              Badass! The only M54b30 swap I've seen hauled ass. Good luck mate!

                              SILBER COMBAT UNIT DELTA (M-Technic Marshal)
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