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Thread: Just another boring LS swap into an E36 M3

  1. #426
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    Quote Originally Posted by squashman702 View Post
    Exactly what I did with no luck.
    lol Brighton, MA must be the toughest place to find coolant hoses out of all places where LS swaps are done

    Just as another idea to make it look nicer - you can try using 2 90* bends (one on each of the ports) and connect them with a small, straight/slightly bent piece of tube.
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  2. #427
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    Quote Originally Posted by bimerok View Post
    lol Brighton, MA must be the toughest place to find coolant hoses out of all places where LS swaps are done

    Just as another idea to make it look nicer - you can try using 2 90* bends (one on each of the ports) and connect them with a small, straight/slightly bent piece of tube.
    My shop isn't in Brighton, must be why I can't find anything haha.

    It looks like a simple problem to solve- don't get me wrong. But, there's only 5-5.5" between the center line of the two outlets. We played around with it a lot yesterday trying to come up with a better solution. I also have a 135* hose I got in today that may be able to work in that spot. Lots of funky angles.
    Last edited by squashman702; 02-08-2017 at 06:34 PM.
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    I didn't work on this thing for a week. Shame on me.

    Moved the coolant temp sensor for the PCM to the rear of the passenger side head.


    Starter wire on the right, alternator to distribution block on the left. 4ga welding cable. This basically completes the "big 3" upgrade for this car.


    Loomed the bank 2 injector wiring.
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    Didn't get a thing done tonight, had an intermittent CEL in the daily that came back again today. Looks like it's probably the upper O2 sensor in bank one. Bought one from Advance, tried to loosen the old one, and it didn't budge. Hit it with some PB, and I'll try to address it a different day. Noticed the jack point is trashed as well, got to love New England. Lifting block is level with the floor. Can't wait for the LS to be done so I can sell or part this thing.

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    If you can reach it, hit the O2 with a MAP torch.
    That should help loosen it up.
    always trying to make it lighter and faster

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    Quote Originally Posted by doktor b View Post
    If you can reach it, hit the O2 with a MAP torch.That should help loosen it up.
    Probably going to do that or something similar. We have an oxy acetylene torch too, so that's another option. Going skiing for the next couple days and we're taking the Honda, so I'm not worried about it at the moment.
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    I used a Dayco 71189 hose plus one other (OEM BMW hose) for the upper setup. The 71189 has a 90* bend, then it is offset (drops down) about an inch, then its a long straight section. Worked great for me.
    DSC05988.jpg

    How much lower is the lower connection on your rad compared to the OEM location? Mine is a few inches further down, currently I have two hoses spliced together but I found one that might fit better. Its a Dayco 71982. Switching the thermostat connection to an angled swivel connection opened up my options.
    Last edited by lloydjoe; 02-20-2017 at 02:36 PM.

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    Here is a pic of the lower connection on the new rad with the new hose I plan on using.

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    Dave, I drove my car to work yesterday.
    get to it!
    always trying to make it lighter and faster

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    [QUOTE=squashman702;29574492]
    Pulled the passenger inner fender while the bumper was off, found about 10 pounds of dirt sitting on the bottom of the fender. Also found out that someone probably used the fender as a jack point at some point before I owned the car.

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