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    #76
    I had a similar problem with the rear water plate bolts. Snapped 4 clean off in the block.
    I ended up drilling through 3/4 of them, tapping a size up with no helicoil. The 4th one I tried using an easy-out, which snapped off in the bolt. I dont have anything that drills thru hardened tool steel. I ended up welding a nut on it, and it actually unscrewed the bolt after a few nut attempts. I put a thin layer of silicone on both sides of the gasket, I never want this to leak ever again.
    We're in deep now boys
    1988 325i SETA - Daily driver
    1988 340iL - Track car
    My M60 V8 swap thread here
    [oo==OO==oo]

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      #77
      Fuck me running. I'm trying to get back into this project and it's gonna be a bitch just trying to remember what's next.
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        #78
        That's a real struggle!

        OBDI M62B44/6 swap
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          #79
          So I've been "catching up" by doing some stuff and things...
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            #80
            Z3 2.9 turn lock-to-lock with spacers installed. I was not into the idea of bending the tabs too much so this took much longer than it should have.

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              #81
              Gave the trans a little TLC with a brass wire brush.
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                #82
                Installed front and rear ST Suspension sway bars, Megan Racing Coilover kit, 5-lug swap/BBK kit

                5-lug and BBK components

                Front:
                • E36 Front hubs/bearings
                • Elcoy's 5-lug swap sleeve for spindle/bearing
                • Elcoy's BBK adapter
                • E46 M3 Calipers
                • E46 M3 Rotors
                Rear:
                • E36 Z3 Hubs
                • Elcoy's BBK adapter shaved down 2mm for Z3 hubs vs. M3 $250+ hubs
                • E30/36 Bearings (same part #)
                • E39 540i rear calipers
                • E46 325i rear rotors
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                  #83
                  These style 5's are too big at 17x8, especially with the offset of ET20, the nuts on the inside rim were scraping on the calipers.

                  The off-center control arm bushings were too much caster with the bigger wheels/tires also.


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                    #84
                    So back to centered bushings it is...


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                      #85
                      The bad fitment of the Style 5's I bought on a whim got me to start using my google-fu for what I wanted in the first place...

                      STYLE 32!!! A set of 4 17x7.5 ET41 sourced from 3 different sellers on Ebay

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                        #86
                        Those 32's look so damn good on the E30. The rotors filling almost the entire inside is sexy AF too


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                          #87
                          Got a set of 225/45/r17 Pilot AS/3's with 80% tread for a really good deal. One is already mounted. Waiting for the 4th wheel to arrive to get the other 3 mounted.

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                            #88
                            Style 5 vs 32... discuss

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                              #89
                              Moved to a more convenient spot in the garage.

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                                #90
                                aaand I finally did a test fit last night of just the motor and mounts!!! Seeing the M62 between the frame rails really reinvigorated me. I'm determined to get this done now!

                                I got it all tucked in by my damn self too. I got the bushings and bolts all lined up on my first 15th try.

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