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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.

    Frank Macaluso
    Last edited by FrankM E30; 04-17-2010, 01:03 PM.
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    #2
    Alright, I managed to add some screenshots.
    Attached Files
    Recent Rebranding!!
    Visit Garageaholic for all of your E30 Swap Needs!
    E30 SM62/S62
    E30 M60 V8
    E30 M30 Big 6!




    Check out this E36 N54 Swap Build
    Instagram.com/garageaholic
    Youtube.com/garageaholic

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      #3
      Originally posted by FrankM E30 View Post
      Alright, I managed to add some screenshots.
      Can't wait to receive mine, looks very helpful!

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        #4
        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.
        Recent Rebranding!!
        Visit Garageaholic for all of your E30 Swap Needs!
        E30 SM62/S62
        E30 M60 V8
        E30 M30 Big 6!




        Check out this E36 N54 Swap Build
        Instagram.com/garageaholic
        Youtube.com/garageaholic

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          #5
          FrankM,
          I just paypaled you..... Thanks for all your work on this, I cant wait to get the info.
          E30 M30B34 Mounts Available
          Email jharb79@gmail.com

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            #6
            paypal'in
            cars beep boop

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              #7
              Originally posted by kronus View Post
              paypal'in
              +1
              Slicktop City!

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                #8
                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!
                Recent Rebranding!!
                Visit Garageaholic for all of your E30 Swap Needs!
                E30 SM62/S62
                E30 M60 V8
                E30 M30 Big 6!




                Check out this E36 N54 Swap Build
                Instagram.com/garageaholic
                Youtube.com/garageaholic

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                  #9
                  No turbo chapter? :-) Also, I assume early adopters will get free updates and revisions as time goes on?

                  paypal on the waypal.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by browntown View Post
                    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.
                    Recent Rebranding!!
                    Visit Garageaholic for all of your E30 Swap Needs!
                    E30 SM62/S62
                    E30 M60 V8
                    E30 M30 Big 6!




                    Check out this E36 N54 Swap Build
                    Instagram.com/garageaholic
                    Youtube.com/garageaholic

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                      #11
                      How complete is your turbo info, and what set up are you running? BTW M30 is a great swap, highly recommended!

                      Nio är livets tal.

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                        #12
                        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.
                        Recent Rebranding!!
                        Visit Garageaholic for all of your E30 Swap Needs!
                        E30 SM62/S62
                        E30 M60 V8
                        E30 M30 Big 6!




                        Check out this E36 N54 Swap Build
                        Instagram.com/garageaholic
                        Youtube.com/garageaholic

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                          #13
                          Thats pretty spendy kit, I guess bang for your buck its still pretty good.

                          Nio är livets tal.

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                            #14
                            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.
                            Recent Rebranding!!
                            Visit Garageaholic for all of your E30 Swap Needs!
                            E30 SM62/S62
                            E30 M60 V8
                            E30 M30 Big 6!




                            Check out this E36 N54 Swap Build
                            Instagram.com/garageaholic
                            Youtube.com/garageaholic

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                              #15
                              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.

                              Nio är livets tal.

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