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Thread: Just another boring LS swap into an E36 M3

  1. #476
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    You have me wondering now - not so much on hp loss but the drone I experienced over my last exhausts mod. I originally used a MagnaFlow 2 in - 2 out center resonator, with internal crossover vs. the OEM center resonator, this all fed Remus mufflers in the rear. I could not leave well enough alone....I went with 3" tubing from the cats back to regular cross over and some different mufflers as well - all at once. Rear mufflers were the original OEM mufflers modified with the 'Hamburg" mod. This involved cutting them open and removing all the internal baffles and u - bends etc., replacing with a piece of perforated pipe from inlet to exit and rewelding together.

    The sound was OK...no droning but I had a definite loss of low end performance. So I changed from 3" to 2 1/2' and crossover back to some Gibson chambered mufflers everything is 2 1/2 ". Performance is back but so is a BAD drone. Now I am wondering about the crossovers. I used the same type as you described - one 3" and one 2 1/2"


    After your findings - I may try a "kissing" type crossover with the current set up, Oh I have since installed separate inline Vibrant resonators in each leg - that was no help on the drone either.
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    Life got in the way of this for a bit. Pulled the transmission off the bellhousing enough to find that the clutch line was not leaking like I suspected, and I have an oil leak elsewhere instead. Rear main was bone dry when I installed the clutch and trans, so I'm hoping that it's not leaking, and it's from the pan instead. Going to recheck torque on all of the bolts and hope that it fixes the problem. I did manage to get the Cobra reverse light switch and trans wiring installed yesterday. Going to sort out the motor mount bolt issue today, and see if that eliminates the movement that the hardware provided with the CX Racing mounts were allowing.

    Also bought a Hellrot M3 sedan to part out to help fund the last bits of this project, so if anyone needs anything from that, let me know.

    https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/pts/6090615033.html

    Last edited by squashman702; 04-20-2017 at 10:39 PM.
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  3. #478
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    Spent way too long fishing one of the motor mounts out of the chassis to try to correct the amount of movement that the CXRacing mounts allow. Ended up drilling the bushing sleeve to 7/16" and welding up the inside of the mount where it wasn't welded initially. I had added washers previously to the outside of the mount since the holes were cut and not drilled, and therefore not round. Hoping to get the other side knocked out tomorrow. The bushing still has more play in the engine mount side than I'd like, so hopefully there's a difference with all of the tweaks.

    My booger welds with the MIG, cameo by the BMW floor anchor:
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    Messed around with the passenger side motor mount. This one came out a lot easier. Same procedure as the driver's side. Ended up routing the wire for the alternator along the steering rack to keep it out of the top of the bay and eliminate some of the wiring clutter up top.


    Aftermath of the mount fix:


    Used the threaded holes on the rack for the wire:


    Intake setup. Not sure if I'm going to even bother to make a bracket for the MAF back to the chassis since the poly boots hold their shape pretty well, and the filter runs into the fender well lightly as it is.


    Stole the black kidneys off the parts M3, and put the hood down for the first time in a while (and without having to move a ton of stuff, which is a good thing I think). Needs a bath:
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    Cleaned it up a little more, just because.


    Painted the mid section of the exhaust, hopefully the heat gun was enough to keep the pain on there for a bit.


    Engine bay
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  6. #481
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    Still messing around with a variety of things that have to be finished, one of which being the rear suspension needing to be tightened. The rear tires were wedged in the ramps it was on, so I couldn't get the suspension to settle like I wanted to, so I dropped it on the ground. Also reinstalled the exhaust, need to add tips as well. Welded up a couple spots I missed too. Slowly picking away at it.

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    Still haven't been able to get to the shop much. Ended up doing some work on the Prelude, new O2, VTEC solenoid gasket, polished the headlights, installed speakers and a new head unit.

    Tack tack tack.


    Cleaned up, paint started. The pipes before this will be silver.
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  8. #483
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    Exhaust is done.


    Bracket for catch can.


    Cheapo ebay catch can.


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    Git R done!
    always trying to make it lighter and faster

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    Quote Originally Posted by doktor b View Post
    Git R done!
    Trying, lacking motivation and time lately, despite feeling like I have a short list of stuff left to do.
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  11. #486
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    Little bit of progress last night- thinking I fixed my leaking clutch line issue with some thread sealant. One of my adapter fittings may not have the correct flare on the female-female brake union I used to adapt between in the aftermarket braided line and the factory hard line. Threaded it in as far as I could and used some Loctite 592, and that seems to have stopped the leak. I left my pressure bleeder with 15 PSI in the system last night as a double check, should be an easy tell once I get back to the shop today. Nice to have a clutch pedal (hopefully) finally so I can take the car out of gear, and finish up the last odds and ends.
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  12. #487
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    Over a week without an update, here goes.

    After I had the clutch line fixed and bled, the car still would not come out of gear. I was able to shift in between gears, start the car with the clutch in, and put the car in reverse. When the car was on the ground, it would move forward or backward depending on gear. When the shifter was in neutral, the car would still move forward when I let the clutch out. With the rear wheels in the air, they could be stopped from rotating with the ebrake without bogging down the engine at all.

    Pulled the console and shifter to make sure things were lined up correctly and the shift lever was not out of the cup, and that was correct. Chris (doktor B) and my shop mate suggested that the clutch may have been installed backwards, which I was hoping was not the case, especially after buying a car to part out with the same issue. Set up to pull the trans completely, which is a pain in the ass with the CX kit once everything is installed since the headers cradle the bellhousing. I ended up pulling it from the bellhousing instead. Clutch was installed correctly and nothing looked out of place there.

    My shop mate is a heavy equipment mechanic, so he came in huge helping me with the next part, as I know next to nothing about the inner workings of a transmission. The input shaft was very tough to turn with the transmission out of the car. We pulled the front plate, and found that there were hammer marks around the holes for the two races in the cover, and that both races were loose in the cover. Additionally, one of the bearings on the counter shaft had a damaged cage. We put the cover back on without torqueing to spec, and found that the input moved like it should have instead of being bound up against the cover. Best guess is that the races were shimmed incorrectly, and put too much preload on the main shaft, causing torque to be transferred through it to move the tires.

    Called Tick on Tuesday, and ordered a shim kit, new front seals, new main and counter shaft bearings and races, and a new rear seal just because. Hopefully this resolves the issue.
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  13. #488
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    Haven't been working on the car much since ordering parts. Had a BBQ at the shop over the weekend, so we were trying to get it cleaned up, get the parts car stripped, and the shell gone, so I didn't get to mess with the Techno M3 much. I did get the catch can and coolant overflow mostly done today though.


    And here's a video of a buddy doing a burnout in his New Edge at the BBQ, just because. No crowds harmed.
    Last edited by squashman702; 05-22-2017 at 08:59 PM.
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