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    Originally posted by Austin! View Post
    Is there a vin to look up on the head to verify production date? I would just connect whatever solid gray wire you have left over to your check engine light.
    If it's on the back of the head like a quick google search says it is, then I haven't a clue as I wasn't bright enough to locate it before I put the motor in. :D
    1984 325e - m50nv/G260
    1991 325i - Mortdecai the pickup project
    1991 Trans Am - turboLSx/t56
    2001 Audi S4 avant - manual swapped
    2003 Jaguar S-type R - supercharged v8, manual swapped
    1996 F350 Powerstroke - manual swapped
    Manual swap all the things!

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      Well, that sucks. Connect the rest of your wires and if you have a solid gray hanging out, wire it up.
      Portland, Oregon
      E28M5 | E30S50 | E30M3

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        Yeah, they're all put on the back of the head. It's a sticker, not sure if there's any way you could peel it off.

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          Look with a mirror??


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            rather ask you local guys first but anyone want to buy a memphis 8inch sub with a pioneer 760watt amp? it kicks pretty well


            86 blue 325e 4dr- Totaled :[
            89 red 535i 4dr- sold
            87 black 325e 2dr- DD
            84 black 533i 4dr- project

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              I can't catch a break. Fired off the m50 and it's BILLOWING white smoke. So much for trusting craigslist.
              1984 325e - m50nv/G260
              1991 325i - Mortdecai the pickup project
              1991 Trans Am - turboLSx/t56
              2001 Audi S4 avant - manual swapped
              2003 Jaguar S-type R - supercharged v8, manual swapped
              1996 F350 Powerstroke - manual swapped
              Manual swap all the things!

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                Anybody have a 410 LSD or 426lsd from a 91 auto vert? I need some tire burning ratio for my 6


                Jon

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                  Originally posted by iansane View Post
                  I can't catch a break. Fired off the m50 and it's BILLOWING white smoke. So much for trusting craigslist.
                  That's waffleswaffleswaffleswafflesed. Wow. How much did you pay for it? Compression check? How long did you let it run for?
                  Portland, Oregon
                  E28M5 | E30S50 | E30M3

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                    Sure it's smoke?

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                      FWIW, my S50 smoked for a bit on first start up. It stopped once the DME learned its tune and it had time to run for a while. No smoke now. It sat with no intake or exhaust manifolds for two years or so.
                      Portland, Oregon
                      E28M5 | E30S50 | E30M3

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                        Originally posted by Austin! View Post
                        That's waffleswaffleswaffleswafflesed. Wow. How much did you pay for it? Compression check? How long did you let it run for?
                        $400 intake to oilpan with harness/ecm/acc/etc. It was pulled when I got there but he told me the compression numbers he "supposedly" did before he yanked it. Said it ran well but trans was boned. I let it idle for ~5 minutes or so before I saw coolant pouring out of the exhaust.
                        1984 325e - m50nv/G260
                        1991 325i - Mortdecai the pickup project
                        1991 Trans Am - turboLSx/t56
                        2001 Audi S4 avant - manual swapped
                        2003 Jaguar S-type R - supercharged v8, manual swapped
                        1996 F350 Powerstroke - manual swapped
                        Manual swap all the things!

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                          Originally posted by iansane View Post
                          $400 intake to oilpan with harness/ecm/acc/etc. It was pulled when I got there but he told me the compression numbers he "supposedly" did before he yanked it. Said it ran well but trans was boned. I let it idle for ~5 minutes or so before I saw coolant pouring out of the exhaust.
                          Well, disregard my last post then. I'm so sorry man. That's weak as shit.
                          Portland, Oregon
                          E28M5 | E30S50 | E30M3

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                            Yup. Sucks. I've had just shit luck with motors for this thing lately. I guess I'm looking at minimum; HG and head surfacing. Anything I should be looking for when I tear this apart?
                            1984 325e - m50nv/G260
                            1991 325i - Mortdecai the pickup project
                            1991 Trans Am - turboLSx/t56
                            2001 Audi S4 avant - manual swapped
                            2003 Jaguar S-type R - supercharged v8, manual swapped
                            1996 F350 Powerstroke - manual swapped
                            Manual swap all the things!

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                              Originally posted by iansane View Post
                              Yup. Sucks. I've had just shit luck with motors for this thing lately. I guess I'm looking at minimum; HG and head surfacing. Anything I should be looking for when I tear this apart?
                              Replace the timing chain tensioner with the S52 hydraulic unit while it's apart (not a hard job either way, but "while you're in there."

                              When you pull the head off, look for cracks around the cooling jackets, particularly the ones closest to the combustion chamber, since it was blowing coolant out of there. 24v motors are notorious for that.
                              Portland, Oregon
                              E28M5 | E30S50 | E30M3

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                                Thanks for the insight.

                                For the tensioner, OE unit or are there aftermarket brands that are acceptable?
                                1984 325e - m50nv/G260
                                1991 325i - Mortdecai the pickup project
                                1991 Trans Am - turboLSx/t56
                                2001 Audi S4 avant - manual swapped
                                2003 Jaguar S-type R - supercharged v8, manual swapped
                                1996 F350 Powerstroke - manual swapped
                                Manual swap all the things!

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