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    Chapter 3 - 84 318i m-tech - M60 powered.

    She is back :). Photo from right before I put it away after selling my previous swap.





    Car sat (non-op) for about 4 years, after I sold my m30b35 swap to a local mechanic to put in one of his cars.

    I've ended up purchasing 3 m6x engines, 1 m62b44, and 2 m60b40. I've taken the m62 and m60 apart and build an almost complete M62B40 that's still on the engine stand. Rebuild heads, new crank/rod bearings, timing guides etc.

    The 3rd engine I bought complete from a running 95 540i car locally, I've taken it apart replaced just the things that needed attention. Valley pan, new top to bottom gaskets, taken oil pump off (with its 3 missing bolts in the oil pan) and cleaned/re-assembled it and set the oil pump chain slack per the manual. The timing guides must have been done along with the chain as the main dual row chain is not as stained as the camshaft chains and the guides don't show much wear at all so I left it alone.

    I've finally replaced the steering rack on the car, gone is the original 318i rack. Got the rack from the Rack Doctor after reading many threads and talking to Rich over the phone. I've picked an e46 330i 3.0 lock to lock rack built with the e36 tie rod ends to drop into the e30 (Rack Doctor offers this on their site).

    Lowered the front subframe with the Garagistic spacers to keep the driveline angle as good as possible for the m6x swap.

    I've taken the dash out in order to have more visibility with installing Wilwood pedal box along with Garagistic bracket. This is probably one of the most tedious parts of the swap. First I had the wrong masters that were too long, had to order a different set. Then, I didn't like the amount of play in the wilwood pedals (side to side). After talking to Wilwood and exchanging a couple of photos and short video they've sent me some washers that I've installed to get the side-to-side play improved.

    I've also made some modifications to the Garagistic pedal box bracket to make a little more clearance for the wiring loom under the dash going to/from the fusebox, and also a little bit for more clearance around one of the mounting bolts/nuts against the wilwood balance bar, it was just too close to my liking and I didn't want to risk it.

    Today I've finally dropped the v8 into this thing, something that I've always wanted to do for a long time. To be honest the drop in wasn't even that bad, I think my m30b35 took more effort. My friend and I did have to put a very steep angle on the engine hoist leveler but in the end it fit .

    Test fit is to see how much clearance I have for various lines (brakes/clutch), wiring, and around the exhaust manifolds . I went with the flaming river u-joints and DD shaft for best clearance.

    In the next few weeks I plan on taking it back out to install the TTV racing single mass flywheel and e36 m3 clutch kit (along with the pilot bearing , if you guys remember from my m30b35 swap (Hey Pinepig! LOL) I left it on the trunk of the car DOH!

    I still need to source an e36 328i manual driveshaft, order z3m radiator, and 2 catalytic converters. But most of the other major things have been done :)

    Plan is to BAR this swap just like I did my m30b35, so hopefully it will be just as painless as prior attempt.

    M62B40 engine that's on the engine stand I am either going to complete as the 4.4L or look at what it would take to build that into a stroker using M5 crank? But that's not on the immediate to do list right now.

    Will post updates here as I make more progress.

    Unfortunately, the hosting provider I was using to host all my previous photos from earlier stages of restoration and modifications went out and I lost a bunch of images :( Wish I had the original photo of what the car looked like when I first got it :/

    Shot of it when she was on Hartge 16s







    Specifications

    Chassis
    - 84 318i 5speed , non ABS, manual windows and sunroof

    Suspension
    - Ground control race camber plates
    - Ground control coil-over kit 550/675
    - 51mm cut/re-inforced/shortened strut housings
    - Custom re-valved Bilstein sports
    - Ground control tall rear upper mounts
    - Offset lower control arm bushings
    - New oem rear subrame and trailing arm bushings
    - Cabrio front sway bar

    Wheels / Tires
    - TireRack TRM 15x8 4x100
    - Kumho v720 225/45
    + Jongbloed 15x10


    Steering
    - e46 330i 3.0 lock to lock steering rack
    - e36 tie rod ends
    - Flaming River u-joints and DD shaft

    Brakes
    - New late model 325i front and rear calipers and rotors
    +Being replaced with Massive Brakes 300x32 front and rear kit.
    - New front and rear hubs and bearings
    - New front and rear calipers
    - Wilwood pedal box with 2x compact 5/8 masters
    - Wilwood 2in 3out bias valve

    Drivetrain
    - Originally M10B18 (block cracked around head bolts)
    - 2nd swap was a fully rebuilt 91 M30B35 with 5speed and 533 flywheel and 325e driveshaft(sold)
    - Custom 3.46 LSD diff with 4 clutch discs
    - 95 M60B40 engine, re-sealed top to bottom
    - 94 530i 5speed transmission
    - VVT Racing single mass v8 flywheel
    - E36 3.2 M3 clutch kit
    - wilwood compact 3/4 master
    - e36 328i manual driveshaft
    - Garagistic engine arms and poly bushings
    - Garagistic 2nd diff mount

    Cooling
    - S54 Z3M radiator
    - SPAL pusher fan
    -

    Shifter
    - early console cut and modified to fit directly to trans tunnel
    - Z3 2.8 shifter
    - Zhp shift knob

    Exhaust
    - OEM 4-2-1 exhaust manifolds
    - OEM 2-1 y-pipes
    - Walker CA legal cats
    - 2.25" x-pipe and tubing
    - Mangaflow 2.25" in/out muffler
    - Bosch o2 sensors

    Interior
    - Original black carpet
    - Late model 7k instrument cluster swap
    - Late model dash swap
    - Late model black/cloth door and quarter panel swap
    - Late model speaker shelf swap
    - New consoles and oem leather shift/e-brake boots and e-brake handle
    - Corbeau race bucket driver seat
    - Corbeau trs reclining passenger seat
    - Momo hub
    - Momo Monte Carlo wheel
    - Map light mirror
    - Radio delete plate


    Exterior
    -318is shadow line trim and rear quarter windows
    -Euro bumpers
    -Original M-Technic kit
    -Startec tails
    -Late model headlights
    -Yellow m-technic fogs
    -Euro plate filler
    -Motorsport door handles
    -Late model body painted mirrors
    Last edited by Jean; 05-23-2019, 08:10 AM.
    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

    #2
    3 years away from this forum and you forget how to imbed pics? ;)








    #hehitthetire
    Build Threads:
    Pamela/Bella/Betty/325ix/5-Lug Seta/S60R/Miata ITB/Miata Turbo/Miata VVT/951/325xi-6

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      #3
      Originally posted by Julien View Post
      3 years away from this forum and you forget how to imbed pics? ;)



      #hehitthetire
      Stupid photo bucket!!! Let me try something else .

      Pedal box with masters



      This part was fun




      e46 330 rack and u-joints




      Since my car is a non-abs car, my original MC had 3 hard lines going to it, so I have 3 lines to deal with. The garagistic wilwood pedal bracket does not allow for adding a remote balance bar adapter that wilwood makes so I am going to try this 2in (from the masters) to 3 out valve.



      New valley pan, top, bottom , rear gaskets and seals.





      and it fits




      And it fits :)

      Last edited by Jean; 09-03-2017, 10:05 PM.
      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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        #4
        Chapter 3 - 84 318i m-tech

        Subscribed...this is going to be good


        Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
        BMWCCA #389756

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          #5
          Nice!

          [IMG]https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/my350z.com-vbulletin/550x225/80-parkerbsig_5096690e71d912ec1addc4a84e99c374685fc03 8.jpg[/IMG

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            #6
            Sub'ed this is awesome!
            Paynemw
            1986 Toyota 4Runner SR5 - Sold!
            the ebb and flow of 325is ownership - In RVA
            1988 BMW 535is - RIP but my dream BMW

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              #7
              About time
              Byron

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                #8
                I know right! It's been a long time :)

                Pulled the engine/trans out today, got the flywheel and pilot bearing installed.

                Installed Garagistic poly mounts and reinstalled engine with e38/e39 modified manifolds to see how much clearance I have around the steering shaft u-joints , firewall, subframe etc.

                It looks like passenger side exhaust exit is the worst spot right now, will need to massage the footwell area to make clearance.

                Looking at the rear accumulator pipe options as well, I have two different styles on hand . One with 2 outlets and one with 4.

                Intake manifold installed to check for clearance at the back of the manifold against the firewall cowl area.

                Flywheel and new bolts installed, pilot bearing.


                Checking for clearance around the oil pan and e46 rack, looks good here.


                Driver side exhaust mount clearance with flaming river u-joints




                Passenger side is UGH tight.






                Rear water pipe clearance , flywheel





                More of rear water pipe and firewall clearance








                Top view





                Manifold on.

                Last edited by Jean; 09-06-2017, 09:13 PM.
                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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                  #9
                  No pics for Chapter 1 & 2?? This looks amazing.
                  Simon
                  Current Cars:
                  -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                  Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                  Originally posted by Melon
                  Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                    #10
                    I have a couple long threads outlining the earlier chapters, but they have lots of images that don't work anymore :/
                    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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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Jean View Post
                      I have a couple long threads outlining the earlier chapters, but they have lots of images that don't work anymore :/
                      Just went through them both. Really wouldve liked to see pics, but I understand... I tried to fix the pics in my own 84-M10 car thread and it was a pain too...

                      Im starting fresh with the new car and using pics from Flickr and also using tapatalk.

                      Sounds like this car is a forever car for you
                      Simon
                      Current Cars:
                      -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                      Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                      Originally posted by Melon
                      Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                        #12
                        Jean, glad to have you back! Looking forward to progress on this one!
                        BimmerHeads
                        Classic BMW Specialists
                        Santa Clarita, CA

                        www.BimmerHeads.com

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                          #13
                          ah look who's back
                          cars beep boop

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by kronus View Post
                            ah look who's back
                            back again

                            1991 325iS turbo

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by MR 325 View Post
                              Jean, glad to have you back! Looking forward to progress on this one!
                              Thanks man! Glad to be back :)

                              Originally posted by kronus View Post
                              ah look who's back
                              Originally posted by ak- View Post
                              back again
                              :mrgreen: hi!
                              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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