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    E36 328i Motorsport Coupe
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    To be done - M50 manifold, custom remap, custom headers, exhaust mod, cams, CAI, BBTB, injectors, custom crank, custom pistons, shaved head, lowered, leather interior, manual conversion
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    E36 316Ti Manual
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    1996 E36 328i (R.I.P.)

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  1. Just putting this out there if you're worried about having to dent pipes for clearance issues. Engine Masters on YouTube did an episode where they tested back to back dyno runs while denting the header tubing on a V8. They started with something like 550 - 600hp on the motor, then did some modifications to the pipes at random, resulting in denting or "crushing" the tubing. At the end of it, they lost 5 maybe 6hp with the damage they did - which they also said could've been put down to the time of day, different water/oil temps etc. etc. So the conclusion is that, if you have to crush a pipe somewhat to make it fit/clear, the difference in output is negligible. It's actually kind of interesting to watch because it almost destroys the whole theory around mandrel bent exhausts vs crush bent.
  2. I'm assuming sedan? I have got one good one here in a car, hate to think what shipping would be worth or how to go about it. If you have no luck searching closer to home let me know and I'm sure we can sort something out.
  3. Depending on what year it is and how nervous you are, I can always do it in Invers. Ex mechanic but sadly not qualified, over 4 years experience in one of Melbourne's best workshops who was a Euro specialist.
  4. Commodore brake upgrade? Is that where you use an A frame to tow the latest Commodore around and the weight slows you down for every corner??
  5. Try this link: About halfway down the page it goes into the 260. Should give you a good starting point.
  6. Andy you may know the answer to this - is the number the maximum rated torque the Getrag box should withstand? Eg a G220 would be 220NM, a G240 like the OP has would be 240NM and so on.
  7. I'm pretty sure, after trying to fit a G240 box ex E30 320I into an E36 328I the only difference between the boxes was the bottom two bolt holes on the bell housing don't quite line up. I'm pretty sure you also have to do something with the thrust bearing, I can't remember but it might've been a specific year of 325I bearing. That's assuming he is using an M5X flywheel and clutch combo.
  8. Forgot to mention too, if you're doing a manual conversion, track down a new diff. 3.15 or 2.93 gears will be what you want, unless you get the G240 box with proper overdrive. All other boxes have a 1:1 final drive gear so you'll be sitting around 3k rpm at 100kph with the original 3:46 diff ratio, which will knock a bit out of the economy.
  9. I was heading to Christchurch for an end of year do for a client. The top one on my old 328I decided to suicide while I was going uphill at around 100k, large bang heard then you lose everything..... no power steering, no alternator but worst of all, no water pump. Really quick way to cook a motor and spend 4 1/2 hours stuck on the side of the road. And all because I got busy and thought I'd change it when I got back, something that would've taken 10 minutes with the right tools and a new pulley at home cost me plenty. So I now carry spares with me just in case lol.
  10. Also check the tensioner pulleys because they have a tendency to explode.... ask me how I know this one.... Oh and the fan clutch can also give grief apparently.
  11. I'm pretty sure there's a difference in overall length between the 4 and 6 cylinder driveshafts, so if you're putting it behind a 6 cylinder motor you'll need the 320I front half, if it's going behind a 4 cylinder you'll need one from a 318I. I'm hoping someone else on here who knows the E30's better can either confirm the above, or shoot me down in a ball of flames lol.
  12. What car is it going into? I believe for an E30 you'll need a manual driveshaft ex E30, and from E36 it will need the manual driveshaft from an E36. Someone may correct me if I'm wrong.
  13. Couldn't figure out why the brakes weren't right with a Compact I picked up not long ago.... Seriously though, to think someone was driving around with this, with a baby/young child in the car as well........ car was registered and warranted before it was impounded. Glad to say this is one less death trap on the road, it will not be driven ever again.
  14. Just a hint for when you go to fit the new bushes, the mounting point on the control arm will be caked with many years of dirt and debris, I clean them down with fine sandpaper to get them nice and clean, and a lot smoother. This makes installation a lot easier. You could probably use a wire brush or something similar as well.
  15. One of the members is looking for a Getrag box to suit an M20, his post can be found here, just made him aware of your post too so could work out for both of you.