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Old 05-30-2017, 11:20 AM   #31
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Im not sure what type of extractor youre going to use, but i snapped an extractor inside one of the bolts. So you may want to think about it...
Ive decided to try out alum, since we have aluminum blocks. Not sure how i will set it up but Ill take pictures. Ive already bought oem replacements for all those bolts as well. And lots of anti seize...

I've had this exact issue before, snapped extractor I used a diamond tip to drill out the carbide then timeserts. Pan valley had the same issue with 2 or 3 of the bolts also. Then slathered with anti-seize haha. Hope you get it fixed digging the progress so far man!

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Old 05-30-2017, 08:29 PM   #32
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I've had this exact issue before, snapped extractor I used a diamond tip to drill out the carbide then timeserts.
Thanks, I might be lazy and just tap the next size up tho, I have to get the engine off the stand to get to them so it may be awhile.

Finally, a new FUN part!

TTV conversion flywheel for S50 clutch. Weighs 17lb. Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiny.

Also, this happened:



I guess this shows that my clutch was actually slipping...
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:53 PM   #33
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Feeling the difference in weight between those flywheels is glorious, isn't it?
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:58 PM   #34
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Feeling the difference in weight between those flywheels is glorious, isn't it?
its a bit of a lift-with-legs for the stock dual mass, this thing is so light its great!
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Old 06-10-2017, 08:32 PM   #35
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About 6 months ago, I tried removing the steering column to replace my ignition switch.
I failed miserably trying to remove the shear bolts, including almost catching the car on fire. So i was pretty pleased with this:



Ok, now I can start getting my Willwood pedals in.
First issue: the Garagistic pedal bracket interferes with the remote brake bias adjuster (Willwood PN 340-4990). You have to take the pedals out and off the bracket in order to adjust anything, so this seemed like a worth while addition. Pedal unpressed:

Pedal pressed:


Open that sucker up a bit:


And now it doesn't hit the bracket, all the way thru the pedal travel.


As a quick thing, I've been removing a lot of the sound deadening and insulation in the engine bag. Stripped and painted the blower motor cover


Next issue: I bought Garagistic's booster delete cover plate/line kit. They gave me the 'V2' plate, which has added barbs on the resevoir hose pass thru. Sounds like a good idea, but the barb was too big and i couldnt get the 1/4" hose on.


So i ground down all the barbs and the hose slips on now. I'm not saying dont buy this product, I mean this more as feedback to the guys at Garagistic. Also, the hose fittings are pressed into the metal plate, and those kept popping out. Im not super confident in this pass thru for the resevoirs, I may figure out another solution. Brakes are pretty important

Here she sits in the operating room.
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Old 06-17-2017, 01:59 PM   #36
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If you're using wilwood boosterless you don't need to move abs. It's if you were doing the relocated booster. The booster would be occupying the spot where the abs is. All you need to do is bend two lines from abs pump to pedal box.

Garagistic's plumbing kit is worth the money. I imagine you could rebend the original lines of you're pro at making brake lines. I am not. Mine look like caca but they'll do the trick.

As you can see the Garagistic stuff looks really good.

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Hey, I know this is a while back but, you might want to move these reservoirs up and towards the outside of the car a bit. We made our own plate for this which has the reservoirs sitting higher. I know from having to pull and put in the motor 3 or 4 times now that is still to low. We have to pull the reservoir on the far left off anytime we want to yank the motor because there is only and an inch of cleanse. Just food for thought.
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Old 06-17-2017, 07:00 PM   #37
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clutch is ordered,Southbend S52 clutch K70238-HD-O-SMF Stage 2 Daily
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Old 06-17-2017, 07:25 PM   #38
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Hey, I know this is a while back but, you might want to move these reservoirs up and towards the outside of the car a bit. We made our own plate for this which has the reservoirs sitting higher. I know from having to pull and put in the motor 3 or 4 times now that is still to low. We have to pull the reservoir on the far left off anytime we want to yank the motor because there is only and an inch of cleanse. Just food for thought.
Hey, thanks for the info! That was just a tentative mounting location anyhow. I feel like we're hijacking das' thread here though. Please stop by my thread, I'm almost healthy enough to get back to work on it!
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Old 06-17-2017, 07:27 PM   #39
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I feel like we're hijacking das' thread here though.
Hey, get off my lawn!
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Old 06-17-2017, 07:38 PM   #41
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:16 AM   #42
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When i chopped the core support out, the rad mounts were a little floppy, so i quickly boxed them in.


Can anyone provide this measurement? The end of the frame rail(at the 5" mark in this picture) to the front of the core support.
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Old 07-02-2017, 11:28 AM   #43
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Update time, been making some progress.
Pedals are installed, lines are plumbed on the inside. All thats left to do is put on the back 3 bolts and figure out reservoir placement in the engine bay.


Picked up a 2.93LSD, ive swapped diffs 4 times in this car now. Step one, put your hack saw in the box


Step 2, make her open the box


Had a problem with the Garagistic secondary diff mount, the spacer piece just barely hit the diff cover here


Quick grind and it fits now. New cover gasket and filled with Redline


And install:


Next, lets refresh the trans. This one was very clean other than the usual dirt in the bellhousing. New pivot(PN 21511223328), spring(PN 21517570284), throwout bearing, and slave(PN 21526775924).


This is a Febi 530i slave , with a stock e30 lower slave line. Going to see if the e30 hose works (PN 21521153513). UPDATE: The Garagistic stainless clutch line reaches all the way. dont need this.


And heres the old pivot v the new one :


These last a while, it took 20 years to get to this point! Im fine with the plastic one, I cant justify the price of a brass one.

Motor off the stand and onto the ground for rear access


If you remember from a previous post, 4x of the rear water channel plate bolts snapped off. I drilled out 3 and tapped up a size. The 4th one had a easy-out bit snapped off in it, so that got a nut welded to it:


Threads are clean, so that one went better than expected.
All new bolts(PN 07119905399) on the water plate, new gasket with silicone on it, and a new rear main seal(PN 11141710247) and housing gasket(PN 11141729836)


With all that taken care of, time to put some fun stuff on.
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Old 07-02-2017, 11:35 AM   #44
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I installed the lightweight TTV s52 conversion flywheel. Good price, nice piece. TTV said to use flywheel bolts PN 11227805885, so I did. Note, you have to remove the locating dowel on the crank, there are no oversized holes in the flywheel.


I decided on a Southbend Clutch Stage 2 Daily for my clutch.


I used s52 OEM pressure plate bolts for this, PN 07119906045.


And finally grease up the input shaft and get some help to put the trans on with all new hardware.


Last thing I've done lately was wrap my manifolds. I used the lava rock type wrap. Gloves, long sleeves tucked into the gloves, and socks tucked into jeans. No itching, so i call that a win. I've never wrapped exhaust stuff before, so its not the prettiest, but I think its solid.
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Old 07-02-2017, 11:36 AM   #45
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Seems like you're right where I am on my swap. I wish my f'd disc would stop bulging so I can get back to work sometime soon.

Do you have your driveshaft sorted out?

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