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Old 03-09-2012, 01:15 AM   #1
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M42 fotostory, as requested

The hoard before the storm FYI, a lot of this stuff came from fellow r3v members

I started with a 5/95 M42 from a 318ti. Lighter valves (6mm), no idler gear for timing chain. Then added...

3 angle valve-seat grind, barely decked
Metric Mechanic (MM) Valve Springs/Guides/Retainers




M44 +.50mm pistons
VW Hydro lifters



M44 Crank (no timing gear = weight added to balance out)
M20 Single-Mass 13.5lb flywheel (swapped M42 ring gear onto it)
Late M42s came with lighter M44 rods (both are 140mm long)


Block was bored. Align-honed mains. Assembled with ARP head & main studs, M44 head gasket, Total Seal rings.
MM Single-Row timing chain
Unknown specs on re-ground stock cams (got them on the cheap from hqautosport)



Luke Box and M44 electric rad-fan in the background...


Covering the goodies up with a little black dress from theButcher


Crown Jewel


Attempting to keep the ITBs clean with this custom catch-can


Bosch Design 4 24lb/hr injectors w/EV14 to EV1 adapters = plug n play


Using TunerPro RT and Ostrich 2.0 for DIY tuning
Got custom XDF from Midnight Tuning (bmwconnect on M42club), specifically for the 24lb injectors



KnockLink G4 for detonation detection, can't let my noob tuning destroy all the hard work


LC-1 Wideband (one of george's button gauges for bling/stealth factor)


Once I get it tuned on the AFM, the SplitSec MAF kit I got from Julien should help the ITBs breathe easier



E30 318i(s) specific cat-back from fox exhaust




Non-M42 content...
3.64 Torsen Diff, Nobody knows what they have $375 shipped (eBay)



A set of barry's rebuilt half-shafts


M3 Cluster to support higher r3vlimit (Schneller 3er)


TRM tuning oil-distribution block for M3 temp sender and VDO pressure sender/switch



E30 M3 GC Coilovers (Schneller 3er)


Staggered M System 2s (getting fresh powder-coat a la White325is)

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Old 03-09-2012, 01:25 AM   #2
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:39 AM   #3
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Awesome work! Those GC's look awesome in that powder color.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:47 PM   #4
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Looks good dude, had no idea you were so far along. BTW sorry for wakin' ya up. Keep up the good work.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:53 PM   #5
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Awesome work! Those GC's look awesome in that powder color.
Thanks! I can't wait to pick them up from GC and see how they look on the car, lol... (stance much?)

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Looks good dude, had no idea you were so far along. BTW sorry for wakin' ya up. Keep up the good work.
No worries man! It's just a growing pile (or 2) of parts right now, but I'm taking a month off when I get home and a lot of that will be spent working on the E30 I reserved a Z4 coupe and 6 laps around the ring for this Sunday (there will be pics 8)) The tires are off and ready for you and I will check my APO again when I get back from Rome.

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Old 03-10-2012, 03:54 AM   #6
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I reserved a Z4 coupe and 6 laps around the ring for this Sunday (there will be pics 8)) The tires are off and ready for you and I will check my APO again when I get back from Rome.
Make sure to take plenty of pics at the 'Ring and in Rome.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:23 PM   #7
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Nice! This is going to be bad ass.

Hadn't heard of that cat-back setup prior to this post, looks hot.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:36 PM   #8
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:01 PM   #9
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Nice! This is going to be bad ass.

Hadn't heard of that cat-back setup prior to this post, looks hot.

yeah more info on the exhaust be awesome
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Late M42s came with lighter M44 rods (both are 140mm long)
Never knew this!!! Is that what your engine had when you pulled it apart and is there any literature on this?
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yeah more info on the exhaust be awesome
I got it on ebay.de, from these guys: http://www.ebay.com/itm/FOX-AUSPUFF-...item3a704f2b57

the manufacturer's website is www.fox-exhaust.com/us but it looks like the don't have any US distributors yet. once I have it installed I'll post a video. I think I offered them like 550 euro shipped.

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Never knew this!!! Is that what your engine had when you pulled it apart and is there any literature on this?
Yes, I discovered it when tearing the engine down.
you can confirm this on www.realoem.com if you pick a 5/95 318ti it will offer you the option of M44 or M42 engine, it was a crossover year.
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Wow. I remember your post on m42club about the exhaust but totally missed your build thread. This is amazing stuff!

Any reason why you chose the m44 rotating bits vs picking up an m47 crank? Easier to source?
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Great build. Looking forward to hearing more. Would love to see a dyno sheet when you are finished.
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Great build. Looking forward to hearing more. Would love to see a dyno sheet when you are finished.
Thanks, i can't wait to get home and basically rebuild the whole damn car. There will def be lots of pics and a dyno run. There's a tuner local to me with a dyno that welded in my adjustable rear subframe bits.
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Yes, I discovered it when tearing the engine down.
you can confirm this on www.realoem.com if you pick a 5/95 318ti it will offer you the option of M44 or M42 engine, it was a crossover year.
Thanks for getting back to me on this - that was a perfect, simple, clear and concise answer. You are a champion!
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