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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Thu, May-02-2019, 12:41:33 AM   #101
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I love following this build! Iím also trying to clean up a really rough around the edges Avus. Iím focusing first on track prep and catching up on a ton of deferred maintenance, but also trying to make it a little more presentable with some cosmetics. I just did the drivers door seal to replace one that was badly torn. A few questions on your ďbreak inĒ of these seals:

How long is it taking for the seals to break in?

Did you adjust the striker out temporarily?

How did you change the window alignment to accommodate the stiffer new seal?

Thanks in advance!

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Nice! Good luck on your Avus!

Man, I'll be honest, I didn't adjust anything when I did the door seals. I rarely drive the car...especially now that the water pump is out, lol. I just made sure everything was aligned and shut the door on the new seals. It sat like that for probably a week, lol! TBH, I didn't know there was a break in for seals like that.
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Old Wed, Jun-19-2019, 02:57:13 PM   #102
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Today is finally the day! The M3 is going under the knife at Boost Logic for the S54 swap, I'm stoked!

I'll try to update as much as possible.
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Old Wed, Jun-19-2019, 04:29:23 PM   #103
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Today is finally the day! The M3 is going under the knife at Boost Logic for the S54 swap, I'm stoked!

I'll try to update as much as possible.
Wow, I haven't heard anyone mention Boost Logic since Paradigmguy had his E36 M3 built back in 2004!
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Old Thu, Jun-20-2019, 12:34:48 AM   #104
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Wow, I haven't heard anyone mention Boost Logic since Paradigmguy had his E36 M3 built back in 2004!
Yeah, not surprised they aren't mentioned a ton here. They obviously do a ton with GTR's but when I was just at the swap they had one E36 M3 getting a S65 swap and one E46 M3 SMG getting a 6 speed conversion done with a bunch of other stuff. Along with TT Ferrari 360 and a handful of GTR's.

They guy I'm dealing with is Roman. He's done a lot of the S54 / E36 swaps, so he has all the in's and out's down. I would try to do the swap on my own but I have a feeling it's one of those things that would take me a few months to complete while it will take them a few weeks, lol.

I would say *stoked* is an understatement for me right now, lol.
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In on June 27th to see how long this takes.
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Old Thu, Jun-27-2019, 06:06:03 PM   #106
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In on June 27th to see how long this takes.
Thanks for reminding me to bump this!

Update is; Just brought the Zionsville radiator and oil cooler to Boost Logic as well as a SuperSprint center section. We're going to run this catless. I'm hoping since Stromung is one of the 'quieter' systems on the market, it should sound good.

Boost Logic is ordering new rear subframe bushings, diff bushing, rtabs, front control arm bushings, rear trailing arm bushing, trailing arm pocket reinforcement and we're getting the euro headers ceramic coated. Whewwwwww, lol.

Here are a couple pics of the Zionsville Type 23 kit made for this specific swap.





I think that's everything besides the usual stuff. Replacing the rod bearings, checked & adjusted the valve clearance, replaced the water pump and thermostat. The guy doing all of the work over at Boost Logic (Roman) checked out the Vanos and said everything looks to be fine at this time. He says that if it looks fine, he prefers to leave it as is. I'm going to take his word on it for the time being.

Ooh, we also have a carbon intake that will be installed as well.

I think *stoked* is an understatement for me, lol. I. Can't. Wait.

Unfortunately, Roman is going to German beginning of July to tune a bunch of cars. We're planning on having this finished up mid July.
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Old Thu, Jun-27-2019, 07:06:34 PM   #108
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That oil cooler is the right one to get. Nice build!

Also good tip on the door handles. Mine are rapidly dying...
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A few updates!

The guy over at Boost Logic doing the swap had to go to Germany for a week (ish) to do some tuning but is back now and things are underway!









Looks like the trans was swapped at some point for some reason.

The S50 compression test came back great! I think the lowest was 215 or 220 with the rest around 230.

Both engine mounts were toast so we're getting new mounts.

They were pressing in the bushings when I stopped by. Next week they'll do the trailing arm pocket reinforcement and get the rear end/S54 mounted!

We're hoping to be GTG by EOM or close to it
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Oooh man, today was one of those days. You really have to be into cars to spend the morning spraying Simple Green on the underside of your car, scrubbing it with a toilet brush and wiping it all down, lol.

On a serious note, it was nice of the guys at Boost Logic to let me come in and get this thing cleaned up. They had some downtime on the car, the RTABs were getting welded in this evening so I spent the morning cleaning up the engine bay and under carriage to the best of my ability. It's nothing like some of the guys here have done *cough* braymond *cough*...but it's much better than it was before! It's really hard to make 24 year old engine bay paint look good, lol.

Again, I'm horrible with pics and by the time it was cleaned I was covered in crap...but here are the afters. (of course I forgot to take before pics, lol. You'll have to watch the vid to see before, sorry.)











So, tonight or tomorrow the RTABs should be welded in, which is good because the passenger side was cracking. All the bushings have been pressed in. They were dressing the S54 when I was leaving. I saw my ceramic coated Euro headers being pulled out...they look sick!

I'll keep updating as things progress!

Cheers, fellas.
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