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    Avus Blau, E36/5, V8, A New Start

    Back in November, 2015, i was involved in an accident with an elderly who chose to overtake 3 lanes thus smashing into my old car. I had planned to just fix the chassis but found a very nice Avus blau 318ti at the edge of Indiana/Michigan. Picked it up, missing the head and most other top engine components. Brought it back to Toledo, Ohio and it sat until last month. About 10 hours worth of labor and i swapped in my old drivetrain to my new chassis.

    1999 E36/5 318ti Sport
    LSX 346ci
    853 heads
    Sodium filled valves
    04 ls6 camshaft
    ARP studded together
    Improved racing trap door oil pan kit
    1 5/8 - 2" - 2.5" Tri-Y custom headers
    Dual 2.5" Exhaust
    E46 M3 Stainless tubular rear muffler
    T56 6 speed manual
    Fidanza 13lbs flywheel, LS6 clutch
    Steel 3/4
    Billet Keys
    Bronze tips
    Carbon blockers
    44" 2.5" Steel coleman racing driveshaft
    JTR flange
    Power Tower Pro 5.0 short shift
    4.10 LSD 188mm
    E30 Axles
    E36 M3 front brakes
    E36 M3 master cylinder
    Dual 10" electric fans
    MZ3 S54 Aluminum radiator
    E36 M3 SACHs struts
    318ti Sport rear Bilsteins
    H&R race springs
    18x8.5/9.5" VMR CSL reps, refinished in GM charcoal Grey metallic
    235/40/18, 285/30/18 Sumitomo HTR Z3
    E36 M3 Mirrors
    OEM Bosch headlights
    4300 35 Xenon low and fog
    DICE ipod install kit






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    That thing must be bonkers
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    I usually don't like the Ti, but...

    Who am I kidding... this thing is gnarly, and congratulations to you for sticking with your build(s) for so long, seeing them through, and doing it better each time. Don't forget about us at lil ol 318ti forums
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    In pic 9, of the cumbustin chamber, there are 3 gouges on the inner deck and combustion chamber, please tell me they fixed that???
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    The knicks were superficial. Something was in the cylinder at some point. I replaced the cranks, rods, pistons, and the machinist was able to rework the 853s
    Quote Originally Posted by Compactive View Post
    I usually don't like the Ti, but...

    Who am I kidding... this thing is gnarly, and congratulations to you for sticking with your build(s) for so long, seeing them through, and doing it better each time. Don't forget about us at lil ol 318ti forums
    I didn't want to see this die. I try to follow through with most projects I start. This one just kept having major issues that set me back and onto another set of rails. ive learned a lot though. Ill contemplate the org
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    that thing must fly.. doing a ls swap into an e36 328i at the moment... what abs module relocation kit did you use?
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    Congrats on keeping your swap living in another car. Gives me motivation to get mine done. Been waiting to long to take it for a drive and hear the big ole cam I put in it.
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    Damn, impressive that you can do this. Looks very very good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebimma View Post
    I didnt use any kit, just remove the stock and reweld it elsewhere. Tried running unions, they kept leaking, so i ran all new lines.
    did you make your own lines?..That must have got expensive...
    -M3J0N

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