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  • dmanb2b
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    I'm not following...maybe angle of picture? Antifreeze is fairly level, but if it's something I should address, lmk. We still have a bunch of things to fine tune

  • jeenyus
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    are you concerned about the coolant reservoir giving you inaccurate "low coolant" warning with it tilted like that?

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  • dmanb2b
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    Well, sometimes you take a few steps back to take a few steps forward. While the first start was a success...we noticed despite the S52 seller telling me the engine ran fine...clearly she must have been smoking and was abused. We replaced the valve stem seals, which were crusty and while that helped, she still smoked Lesson learned...if the motor is apart, replace everything. We opted to re-use the old rings as the cylinder walls had shown no scoring or abnormal wear...big mistake.


    We made the difficult decision to pull the motor again and re-build for the 2nd time. Checked cylinders again and re-ringed her.




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  • dmanb2b
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    Thanks Mike! Trying to re-use as much of the original set-up as possible as this was never planned to be a shaved bay type build.

  • mike.bmw
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    Nice work! I like that you're using the coil pack bracket for the catch can.

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  • dmanb2b
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    Cooling system plumbing is complete including custom mount for 325i overflow reservoir....also routed line for catch can...exhaust next

    Bake the enamel in shop toaster




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    Catch can



    Trying to decide how far tip will stick out

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  • dmanb2b
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    Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
    Im not sure if its a myth or not, but Id rotate the MAF so that the connector is at the 2o'clock position VS high noon...

    This is the fun part where its so close, but still so many little things to do. You're going to LOVE the S52
    Thanks sir, especially the advice around MAF orientation. Wasn't aware of that one....the intake set-up is temporary so duly noted!

    I thought long and hard about keeping the m42, but I LOVE power and the m42 drivetrain was going to need a full refresh, so here we are. We have a few bugs to work out, but super pumped. Should be a clean, yet gritty driver when done.

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  • 2mAn
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    Originally posted by dmanb2b View Post
    Can some one say 1st start?...
    Thats such a great feeling. The 1st start usually takes half a dozen attempts haha

    Im not sure if its a myth or not, but Id rotate the MAF so that the connector is at the 2o'clock position VS high noon...

    This is the fun part where its so close, but still so many little things to do. You're going to LOVE the S52

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  • dmanb2b
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    Can some one say 1st start?...Many thanks to the crew at Highline Motorsports in Burnt Hills, NY. Still have to finish cooling system plumbing, catch can, custom mount for overflow reservoir, custom exhaust, seats, steering wheel and a few other personal touches...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzFW...ature=youtu.be

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  • dmanb2b
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    Dirty 30...waiting on some parts. Detailing her is going to be fun!!!

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  • dmanb2b
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    Radiator test fit and motor wiring coming together nicely.



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  • dmanb2b
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    Looks like the e38 wheels are going to work...little camber and slight roll of fenders

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  • benwalsh91
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    Originally posted by dmanb2b View Post

    Got any pics or links? Depending on how this fits, I may be interested. I thought most won't go below 18mm, for safety reasons, so curious what your setup looks like. I'd much rather run 15mm in front and 18mm in back.
    I have an Instagram page called @adaptorsbyben which has photos of cars that run my adaptors which range from anything all the way up to high end Audi RS models and even have a couple of Lamborghini's running them. i don't really advertise too much its more just Instagram and word of mouth.

    its perfectly safe to run 15mm but i wouldn't make them any smaller. The issue you have is the standard thread on a bolt is normally 18mm so the bolt will bottom out so you have to trim them. However, if you fit a stud kit on the adaptor you wont have an issue of them bottoming out or needing to go through the painful process of trimming 3 down on 20 bolts.

    I am in England, but i do ship anywhere in the world, last time i sent some to California i believe it cost me circa 40 for the post and that was airmail 5 days, insured and recorded.

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  • dmanb2b
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    Originally posted by benwalsh91 View Post

    I could have made you 15mm 4x100 to 5x120 adaptors if needed.
    Got any pics or links? Depending on how this fits, I may be interested. I thought most won't go below 18mm, for safety reasons, so curious what your setup looks like. I'd much rather run 15mm in front and 18mm in back.

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  • benwalsh91
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    Originally posted by dmanb2b View Post

    I will probably regret this but trying to squeeze 205/50. I went with 18mm front and 20mm rear 42 draft design adapters. The setup will like require fender rolling and/or pulling. Keep you all posted. Should have new tires next week.
    I could have made you 15mm 4x100 to 5x120 adaptors if needed.

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