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    James
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    Auckland
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    E46 332i Sedan 6MT
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    S54 conversion, 6MT, PSS10's, etc...
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    E39 530iT

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  1. exextatic

    Project 332i - E46 M3 Sedan

    Have had some interest in my '332i' project, so will post up the details here on Bimmersport. This car started life as a 2003 330i m-sport sedan in black sapphire metallic and is being built into an 'M3 sedan'. While the car existed as a standard 330i, I replaced the seats and door cards with black leather units, and retrofitted an NBT from an F30: HellBM then removed the M54B30 and replaced it with an S54B32 & 6-speed manual gearbox: The VANOS was then 'bulletproofed' using the full Beisan kit, uprated cam gear bolts & S62 diaphragm springs, and the valves adjusted: I then rebuilt the donor M3 brake calipers; the front caliper pistons weren't in great shape and were replaced: Caliper carriers media blasted & painted: Calipers prepped & painted (Duplicolor gloss black): Next up was preparing the remaining M3 suspension and driveline components. New Bilstein PSS10 coilovers: Donor M3 subframe bushes removed: CMP Auto Engineering solid subframe bushes were chosen for this car, even though it's intended for street use. The reasoning is two-fold; no movement of the subframe against the RACP should help prevent any future cracking, and the bushes are designed to move the subframe closer to the body to account for reinforcement plates & the vehicle being lowered. The M3 LSD was cleaned, drained and the rear cover replaced: And reinstalled back into the subframe: Trailing arms disassembled, wheel bearings, balljoints replaced & Syncro Design Works monoball RTAB installed: Handbrake shoes & new springs installed: For the front, new CSL kingpins and wheel bearings were used: The old rear suspension & fuel tank were removed from the sedan: And the boot floor removed: No turning back now . A brand-new E46 M3 floor pan was purchased and the centre panel extracted: CMP Auto Engineering reinforcement kit installed: The decision was made to go the 'full way': Donor rear arches extracted & prepared: Test-fitting with M3 rear bumper: Tacked on & then welded fully: View from behind: M3 rear muffler brackets installed (pre-arches): The rear suspension & fuel system were then mostly reinstalled: ECS Tuning Monoball RSMs & reinforcement plates installed: And some more parts removed: A genuine M3 bonnet was then fitted. The guards will be created by joining both sedan and M3 guards: And that's it for now - more to come soon
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    Help! E46 wont start

    If it's the EWS module playing up, it's possible to bypass the EWS system entirely with a modified DME (and splicing two wires together at the EWS module).
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    E39 Fuel Injector servicing, good option?

    Had InjectorTech do the six injectors on my S54; all done quickly with no hassle.
  4. By flap, he means this: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-european-bmw-parts/csl-intake-flap/11617833498~oee/ Looks like you already have Karbonius' CF replacement, based on your pictures. If you did want to run the genuine CSL flap, you'll need to have an MSS54HP DME modified to have the H-Bridge IC to actuate the flap. There are a few other parts you'll need for your conversion which I didn't see pictured: MSS54HP DME (your car may have an MSS54HP or an MSS54) MAP sensor (unfortunately BMW/Bosch has stopped producing the 'proper' sensor, but take a look at this thread) IAT (Intake Air Temperature) sensor P/N 13621739510, 12521427615, 12521732635 Air filter Air rail P/N 13417833597 Vent hose P/N 11157833649 Other bits if your car is SMG (fluid tank & bracket)
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    E39 airbag issue

    The door loom is separate from the main loom, so you can source just the inner-door wiring for the airbag (or a whole door loom). May be a better option if you're not 100% confident with splicing in new wiring.
  6. exextatic

    E87 M Sport with DCT/S65 Hellbm Project

    I believe 0-60Motorsports is referring to the company named 'BE Bearings'.
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    E92 - 320i to 330i swap

    While it's possible to do, there are a lot of considerations required on the electrical side to ensure it will all work properly. At a minimum, you'll need to have the CAS and key from the donor vehicle too.
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    E39 Wiring schematics

    If the DME has a true EWS delete, you can do without the EWS module. Just join the two higher-gauge wires together at the EWS module (pins 2 and 3, I believe), which will let the starter activate.
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    Stranded: E46 330ci

    As it's turning over, the EWS module is accepting the key, which is a good sign. My next suggestion would be to turn to the DME and read the codes. If there's no voltage at the fuel pump, check relay K96 (glovebox). It's ground-activated by the DME (plug 4, pin 10, black/purple wire).
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    Stranded: E46 330ci

    Can you read the fault codes off of the DME and EWS modules?
  11. exextatic

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Removed the seats & carpet from the 523i to upgrade to later-model ASC (works with the MS43 / M54B30), and swap in a black carpet / sport seats / interior bits.
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    E46 full lock and ignition barrel swap?

    You can swap in the other car's EWS/barrel/key if you remove the EWS functionality from the DME. Trying the donor key without swapping the EWS won't allow the starter to activate (unless you bypass the wiring at the EWS unit), even if the DME has the EWS functionality removed. Needless to say, removing the EWS functionality from the DME would make the car easier to steal, so the barrel fix is the best thing to try first.
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    Manual E46 M3

    Have a chat to Ray @HELLBM regarding converting to manual.
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    E39 M54/M62 Under-vehicle fuel lines

    Hi all; Ray @ HellBM has ended up sorting me out.
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    E39 M54/M62 Under-vehicle fuel lines

    Thanks Matt, but was hoping to source them locally if possible.
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