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Old Thu, Jun-28-2018, 03:28:09 AM   #1
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Default BlAikensteinís Enduro Bimmer Build

Iím still sorting through the big maintenance items but I thought Iíd start a build thread. Iíll clean this up as I go along but hereís roughly where Iím at so far.

Engine/transmission/differential oil change, fuel/air/cabin filters, Valve adjustment, plugs/coils, cam position sensors, pre cat O2ís

Mike Cotter aka misterM rebuilt Vanos
VAC rod bearings / ARP rod bolts
Aka 95a fcabs / rtabs



Thule aerobar rack
Snow pulse ski rack
Pro ride bike racks


My smg lost a gear so Iím starting a swap. Im hoping to have all my parts in the next week or two. Iíll get them organized with their parts diagrams and get to work.

AS SSK upgraded cartridge and raised lever: Shout out jaredomin. Pedal assembly with upgraded uuc bushings.


Clutch hydraulics


LUK clutch kit
OE pilot/throwout bearing
Liquid moly grease


Complete transmission overhaul pieces
CSB


Just got my apex arc8ís - 17x10 et25 squared.



Time attack shake down!


Subframe:
I had a crack in the rear drivers mount and separation in the drivers wheel well. Replaced the upper and lower ball joints and added ecs adjustable camber plates.

I epoxied the redish plates in after beating them into submission. These things were a serious PITA to get them shipped properly.

Finished it up with SEM light green paint, itís a very close match to the factory color and as a bonus it looks close enough to the TiAg in the wheel well.

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Old Thu, Jun-28-2018, 07:22:18 AM   #2
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Interesting thread here... best of luck, that shifter looks awesome!
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Old Thu, Jun-28-2018, 01:03:40 PM   #3
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Who the hell is Mike Cotter?

Sorry about the VAC parts.
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Old Thu, Jun-28-2018, 01:27:03 PM   #4
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Moved to the journals section.
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Isn't mr.M the guy in CO with the nice build? Was more active here a few years ago.
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Who the hell is Mike Cotter?

Sorry about the VAC parts.
Not sure if your pulling my leg but Iíll clear this up for anyone that doesnít know. Mike aka MisterM is a local Denver enthusiast and all around great guy. He has an ultrasonic cleaner, cryogenic exhaust hubs and he rebuilds the vanos units with beisan parts.

He coached me through diyíing this after finding a broken hub during my valve adjustment. Also walked me back from the ledge after I hit a couple of major SHTF moments (cross threaded timing chain tensioner).

I had a good enough experience with VAC with the exception of their top/bottom bearings being identical. I do wish I had gotten the BE/ARP rod bolts though, theyíre customized to the s54 torque needs.

The way I see it they arenít going to grenade in less 50-70k miles even with track use and by that time Iíll likely need to replace the head gasket, or I can follow mikes lead and get a stroker kit.

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Isn't mr.M the guy in CO with the nice build? Was more active here a few years ago.


Yessir. oe csl roof/airbox ap bbk and a stroker kit off the top of my head.

Heís a pretty busy guy with the vanos rebuilds, family and work. I think the amount of shade that gets thrown around here probably contributed as well.
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Started my 6spd swap. My flywheel isnít to great so Iím at a standstill until I can get that in hand.

Not sure what was causing the 2nd gear issue, pivot pin and compression spring are both fine. Iím really hoping itís not something with the trans itself.


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Old Tue, Jul-24-2018, 05:26:59 AM   #9
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Turns out my second gear issue is in the transmission not the smg parts. I sourced a new transmission and will swap it in this weekend.


I got a bit to excited to test the car and didnít lock the fan clutch down so the blades are wrecked. Iím going to mod in the oem electric fan earlier than planned

In the meantime Iím going to follow the euro dme flash and do some of the programmable options.

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Two trannys and a bellhousing walk into a bar...

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