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    M42 fotostory, as requested

    The hoard before the storm :) FYI, a lot of this stuff came from fellow r3v members

    I started with a 5/95 M42 from a 318ti. Lighter valves (6mm), no idler gear for timing chain. Then added...

    3 angle valve-seat grind, barely decked
    Metric Mechanic (MM) Valve Springs/Guides/Retainers




    M44 +.50mm pistons
    VW Hydro lifters



    M44 Crank (no timing gear = weight added to balance out)
    M20 Single-Mass 13.5lb flywheel (swapped M42 ring gear onto it)
    Late M42s came with lighter M44 rods (both are 140mm long)


    Block was bored. Align-honed mains. Assembled with ARP head & main studs, M44 head gasket, Total Seal rings.
    MM Single-Row timing chain
    Unknown specs on re-ground stock cams (got them on the cheap from hqautosport)



    Luke Box and M44 electric rad-fan in the background...


    Covering the goodies up with a little black dress from theButcher


    Crown Jewel


    Attempting to keep the ITBs clean with this custom catch-can


    Bosch Design 4 24lb/hr injectors w/EV14 to EV1 adapters = plug n play


    Using TunerPro RT and Ostrich 2.0 for DIY tuning
    Got custom XDF from Midnight Tuning (bmwconnect on M42club), specifically for the 24lb injectors



    KnockLink G4 for detonation detection, can't let my noob tuning destroy all the hard work ;)


    LC-1 Wideband (one of george's button gauges for bling/stealth factor)


    Once I get it tuned on the AFM, the SplitSec MAF kit I got from Julien should help the ITBs breathe easier



    E30 318i(s) specific cat-back from fox exhaust




    Non-M42 content...
    3.64 Torsen Diff, Nobody knows what they have $375 shipped (eBay)



    A set of barry's rebuilt half-shafts


    M3 Cluster to support higher r3vlimit (Schneller 3er)


    TRM tuning oil-distribution block for M3 temp sender and VDO pressure sender/switch



    E30 M3 GC Coilovers (Schneller 3er)


    Staggered M System 2s (getting fresh powder-coat a la White325is)
    Last edited by bwawuz02; 03-13-2012, 12:15 PM.

    #2
    Hell yeah!

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      #3
      Awesome work! Those GC's look awesome in that powder color.
      alexw
      (2) E30 tourings - sold, E30 M3 - sold, 89 325ix sedan, 91 318is slicktop
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        #4
        Looks good dude, had no idea you were so far along. BTW sorry for wakin' ya up. Keep up the good work.
        -03/2005 E46 330D Touring 6spd(204hp/410nM) Sapphire Black/Naturbraun Sport...300k KM & 35mpg(mixed)

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          #5
          Originally posted by alexw View Post
          Awesome work! Those GC's look awesome in that powder color.
          Thanks! I can't wait to pick them up from GC and see how they look on the car, lol... (stance much?)

          Originally posted by MikeDE View Post
          Looks good dude, had no idea you were so far along. BTW sorry for wakin' ya up. Keep up the good work.
          No worries man! It's just a growing pile (or 2) of parts right now, but I'm taking a month off when I get home and a lot of that will be spent working on the E30 ;) I reserved a Z4 coupe and 6 laps around the ring for this Sunday (there will be pics 8)) The tires are off and ready for you and I will check my APO again when I get back from Rome.
          Last edited by bwawuz02; 03-09-2012, 05:34 PM.

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            #6
            Originally posted by bwawuz02 View Post
            I reserved a Z4 coupe and 6 laps around the ring for this Sunday (there will be pics 8)) The tires are off and ready for you and I will check my APO again when I get back from Rome.
            Make sure to take plenty of pics at the 'Ring and in Rome.
            -03/2005 E46 330D Touring 6spd(204hp/410nM) Sapphire Black/Naturbraun Sport...300k KM & 35mpg(mixed)

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              #7
              Nice! This is going to be bad ass.

              Hadn't heard of that cat-back setup prior to this post, looks hot.

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                #8
                Sub' for future awesomeness

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Ryann View Post
                  Nice! This is going to be bad ass.

                  Hadn't heard of that cat-back setup prior to this post, looks hot.

                  yeah more info on the exhaust be awesome
                  Sometimes better...Isnt really better.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by bwawuz02 View Post
                    Late M42s came with lighter M44 rods (both are 140mm long)
                    Never knew this!!! Is that what your engine had when you pulled it apart and is there any literature on this?
                    Leo.

                    E30 318iS, E36 328i

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Son_of_Man View Post
                      yeah more info on the exhaust be awesome
                      I got it on ebay.de, from these guys: http://www.ebay.com/itm/FOX-AUSPUFF-...item3a704f2b57

                      the manufacturer's website is www.fox-exhaust.com/us but it looks like the don't have any US distributors yet. once I have it installed I'll post a video. I think I offered them like 550 euro shipped.

                      Originally posted by Leo_328i View Post
                      Never knew this!!! Is that what your engine had when you pulled it apart and is there any literature on this?
                      Yes, I discovered it when tearing the engine down.
                      you can confirm this on www.realoem.com if you pick a 5/95 318ti it will offer you the option of M44 or M42 engine, it was a crossover year.

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                        #12
                        Wow. I remember your post on m42club about the exhaust but totally missed your build thread. This is amazing stuff!

                        Any reason why you chose the m44 rotating bits vs picking up an m47 crank? Easier to source?


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                          #13
                          Great build. Looking forward to hearing more. Would love to see a dyno sheet when you are finished.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by dude8383 View Post
                            Easier to source
                            this
                            Originally posted by Hey-U View Post
                            Great build. Looking forward to hearing more. Would love to see a dyno sheet when you are finished.
                            Thanks, i can't wait to get home and basically rebuild the whole damn car. There will def be lots of pics and a dyno run. There's a tuner local to me with a dyno that welded in my adjustable rear subframe bits.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by bwawuz02 View Post

                              Yes, I discovered it when tearing the engine down.
                              you can confirm this on www.realoem.com if you pick a 5/95 318ti it will offer you the option of M44 or M42 engine, it was a crossover year.
                              Thanks for getting back to me on this - that was a perfect, simple, clear and concise answer. You are a champion!
                              Leo.

                              E30 318iS, E36 328i

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