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Thread: Build log: LS2 330i

  1. #151
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    I made a video. It's boring. Give me views to inflate my fragile ego. Or not. That's ok too. I'll be over here making an etch-a-sketch out of my engine's oil.

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

  2. #152
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    Well lemonade out of lemons I suppose. This will let me redo some of my brake lines so they are tidier and cut out more of the ABS shielding to make header access easier. I also started labeling stuff with a real labeler so I don't forget where things go. Small detail but super helpful when it comes to swaps and custom wiring where all the wires can't easily be different colors. I also can't ever pull a FREAKING motor without spilling EVERY fluid >_<. I had all the coolant drained and the moment the motor starts going up, more spills out like your mom on a night out with me. Also the T56 takes hella more fluid than I thought. Half of it is on my floor because it shot out so far.

    Also doing drywall... it's so much fun. But white garage walls will help reflect more light and attract finger prints. Also also put an LED light above the engine bay for more visibility. How's yall doin?

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

  3. #153
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    Motor is still getting worked on. Cam is fine. Crank had metal on 2 of the rod bearing surfaces. Soo custom bearings and machining the crank for me. My engine guy says it was the best case scenario I could have hoped for. But man Having to get oversized bearings does not make me happy.

    Also, I randomly picked up an E46 manual XIT sport wagon for $800 this weekend. It's been on my list of cars to buy if I ever saw for sale. PO was an OBGYN so... cool? I'd post up a thread here but it's awd and going to be my DD lol.

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

  4. #154
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    Picking up the motor this weekend. Don't know when I'll have time to put it back in. I have 2 other cars ahead of it. and it's cold outsid.e

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

  5. #155
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    I need to put the motor back in the car. Holidays give me no time to work on a car. Doesn't help I bought another car and have a customer car with weird CELs I can't figure out.

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

  6. #156
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    Tfw your son gets tired of your crap and starts putting your motor back in for you.

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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. #157
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    4 weeks to get it running when you have 2 kids under 4? Yay! My clutch line kit has just a 3 or 4 an fitting with a stopper (for the T56). How the H E double fack do you bleed that? 3d printing some parts to help with the shifter and 3d printed a cool helmet mount. Yay progress. I might be doing a demo at the end of feb so hopefully I can iron everything out soon.

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

  8. #158
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    It's not a remote bleeder?


  9. #159
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    It is but it has an AN cap. Not a bleeder.

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

  10. #160
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    I figured the forums would be more a buzz during offseason. I got the car back up and driving. Sunroof delete leaks like a no body's business. Anyone have suggestions on better installation for a FG delete panel so it doesn't leak but still looks oem?

    Anywho, ran the motor a few times to temp then changed the oil. Speckles came out but nothing magnetic. Should just be the bearings breaking in IIRC. Got an oil pressure gauge on the torque app up and running but I want an audible alarm. Next is to get it road legal again but I'm not sure how to pass emissions. Either way, the car looks good to go again. So I'm pretty happy. I should be able to do a full season without interruption as long as I don't blow another motor. *knocks on wood*

    How's yalls winter build?

    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 bought one of the off the shelf fiberglass sunroof deletes and sealed it w/ clear silicone... haven't had an issue with leaking. My off -season "build" will be consisting of new extended e36 LCA's, Garagistic offset solid lollipops, and new inner/outer tie rods. Then finally a proper alignment.

  12. #162
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    I think I just need to pull off the sunroof delete and redo it from scratch. Bah. oh well. I think I got it to seal for now.

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

  13. #163
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    Drove dirty to work just to see if temps and pressures held. So far no leaks. No major vibrations. I still have a ton to do butt I think I'm over the hard part. Yay! Even passed a cop on my way home.

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    So I either have a collapsed lifter or I spun another bearing. Sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by protomor View Post
    So I either have a collapsed lifter or I spun another bearing. Sigh.
    What makes you say that? I've been following along a bit since I'm doing my swap right now too. Just wondering what would cause another spun bearing unless something in the block is too far out of spec.

  16. #166
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    Something inside the motor is clacking when warm. It's now to the point where it's always clacking but definitely louder when warm and at higher rpms. I did my second oil change on the car and still got speckles, but nothing metallic (stuck to the magnetic drain plug). Doesn't sound like it's coming from the heads. I've heard a broken rocker before.

    Normally bad bearings make the sound all the time and revs only make the sound more frequent. Not necessarily louder. At least it sounds too quiet to be bearings.

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

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