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  1. #26
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    I’ve sure never heard of anything besides those two options. I suppose if you can tig really good...
    Cupronickel line bends super easy, doesn’t corrode and looks really pretty - though it’s kind of spendy.

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    Stupid minor update. I got the gas pedal in. The DBW pedal is so tall that hits the steering shaft. Moving it to the left was hard because there's a bunch of wiring brackets in the way that I wound up cutting out. I bent the pedal over a little until I broke my wooden bench. The pedal isn't in the most ideal spot but it works for now. Pedal adapter is 100% bolt in with no chassis welding so that's nice.

    I pick up the rest of my parts on the 16th so I'm really just killing time until I get everything in. Hopefully the weekend after I can get the motor in.

    Status: Someone put glitter in my oil. Wait. Why's all my oil outside the engine? What's that knocking?

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    I bent the F out of my DBW pedal to get it in and in a good position. I actually cut it twice and bent it in to like a Z and then welded it.

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    Yea I might cut and weld it one day. Well see how much I hate it.

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    Status: Someone put glitter in my oil. Wait. Why's all my oil outside the engine? What's that knocking?

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    The steel ones supposedly have a very similar sensor to BMW’s DBW pedal and is close enough in values to work. Someone on here did it with their E39 if you look around.

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    I saw. I might do that one day. That's why I made this one bolt in.

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    Status: Someone put glitter in my oil. Wait. Why's all my oil outside the engine? What's that knocking?

  7. #32
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    I got my parts in. Been working with Committed Service Brand (does Austin Meek's and Taylor Hull's cars). The moroso pan doesn't come with bolts or gasket so, crap, I have to order that. On top of that, I can't find the right bolt for the pickup tube. Anyone know if I can just find a bolt in my junk pile and locktite it in and be fine?

    Rear suspension is mostly in. But of course the M3 diff has a broken bolt I have to extract. I also ordered a clutch masters fx400 8 puck clutch so I'm excited about that. Hopefully I can get the motor in soon.

    Status: Someone put glitter in my oil. Wait. Why's all my oil outside the engine? What's that knocking?

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    Pickup tube bolt can be anything. Oil pan bolts are probably gonna need to be ordered as a set tho, there are 2 really long ones at the trans.

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    I ordered the ARP oil pan bolt set for gen3/4. I think that's right. LS engines have too many combinations. It gets so confusing >_<

    I also completely botched the bolt extraction out of the diff. Hopefully I can salvage it by buying more tools. Remember kids. Center punch then drill in the CENTER.

    Status: Someone put glitter in my oil. Wait. Why's all my oil outside the engine? What's that knocking?

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    I never actually though of doing a little punch in the center..... I'm an idiot.
    Keep it simple: half gutted '01 330i, welded diff, BC coils, SLR Super kit

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    Yea I have a center punch for it too. I just screwed it up

    Status: Someone put glitter in my oil. Wait. Why's all my oil outside the engine? What's that knocking?

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    They’re red-loctited in place, you need to heat them to ~500F to break the bond.

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    Are they? This is the big bolt that mounts the side of the diff to the subframe. I dont get the design. It's so terrible.

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    Status: Someone put glitter in my oil. Wait. Why's all my oil outside the engine? What's that knocking?

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    Oh I thought you meant inside. Never mind.

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    So after a lot of cursing and an ER trip to get a stitch put in my finger, this is what I pulled out. It actually punched a hole in the diff somehow. All the threads are jacked so I'm gonna drill it out and helicoil it. I thought people treated M3s well? This looks like someone ugga duggaed for a solid minute straight. Wow what a pain. Literally.

    Status: Someone put glitter in my oil. Wait. Why's all my oil outside the engine? What's that knocking?

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    Lots of stupidity in the world. Too bad there isn’t a cure.

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    I mean I'm pretty stupid for knuckle punching a cutoff wheel with only latex gloves on lol.

    Status: Someone put glitter in my oil. Wait. Why's all my oil outside the engine? What's that knocking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by protomor View Post
    I mean I'm pretty stupid for knuckle punching a cutoff wheel with only latex gloves on lol.
    A few weeks ago my finger tip met with a cutoff wheel and it was no fun. Strangely it didn't really bleed despite cutting into the nailbed pretty well, and it healed up really nicely lmao

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    Yea something about the grinder makes it not bleed as much. Altho I'm still cleaning blood spatter all over my house and garage.

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    Hopefully this thing goes in today. Wish me luck.

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    Status: Someone put glitter in my oil. Wait. Why's all my oil outside the engine? What's that knocking?

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    Well the rear sump made things hard. Had to basically undo the subframe and steering shaft. Oh well. It's in now. Hopefully it doesnt have to come out.

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    Status: Someone put glitter in my oil. Wait. Why's all my oil outside the engine? What's that knocking?

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    you put in in without headers on? Mine the headers physically can't fit in or out with the engine in, they have to go with it.

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    Yea they fit in with the motor in. But uh, they arent complete headers so we'll see. I got a lot ahead of me. 3 inch down pipes too lol.

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    Status: Someone put glitter in my oil. Wait. Why's all my oil outside the engine? What's that knocking?

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    I take that back. I can barely get the passenger's header in but the driver's side 100% won't go in. i also think I installed one side's mount upside down.

    Man the driver's side is tight. I have no idea where to mount the fuel pressure regulator. I also think the header is gonna be super close to the ABS module. Gonna have to heat shield the brake lines on that side too.

    Status: Someone put glitter in my oil. Wait. Why's all my oil outside the engine? What's that knocking?

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    Next time pull the intake manifold. Takes 5 minutes and makes it about 50x easier to clear the firewall when putting engine and trans in together as a unit.

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