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Old Fri, Mar-10-2017, 07:31:32 PM   #31
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Old Fri, Mar-10-2017, 07:39:22 PM   #32
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Default Re: Hellrot 1998 E36 Sedan ----> S54 content inside

Great job! This really makes me miss my E36. I'm doing an S54 swap into my E46 sedan, and I'm almost ready for wiring, so I may consult with you since you've got some wiring experience.
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Old Mon, Mar-13-2017, 09:42:44 PM   #33
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Default Re: Hellrot 1998 E36 Sedan ----> S54 content inside

Thanks fellas, and no problem! I got pretty familiar with the wiring, but that's in an E36! Kaiv would realmente be yiur guy for the E46 specific swap. Either way I'm here haha
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Old Sun, Mar-19-2017, 03:17:49 PM   #34
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Bad news first - stupid car rolled off my ramps and into my engine lift as I was warming it up. Dumb me left ebrake off after testing the work I just completed. I kicked my stool clear out of the garage then looked at the damage. Very minor, but unacceptable. I have an ECS rep on the way. I'll have my grill thing and passenger lower door sprayed at the same time. Just an unfortunate occurrence. $159.00 from ECS and I'll sell off the lip,'grill and trim cheap. So blah

Anyway, this happened after an ECS clutch line install and full brake fluid flush. My clutch was feeling spongy and seemed to have a dead spot. The brakes...they've never impressed me, even with slotted rotors and aftermarket pads.

I read a lot about how guys lost their clutch pedal pressure after SS line install and bleeding did nothing. I did not have that issue. The key was to remove slave from Trans, then remove slave from the clutch line. Once that's off, set it aside with the bracket and remove the oem line from the upper attachment. Youll lose fluid, But not a lot. Next install the ECS line to the top point loose, orient it so it swoops the way it will be mounted and lock it down. Then attach the slave with bracket, again, loose. Orient the slave the way it will be mounted and lock it down. Here's the important part... top off master with fluid then, holding the slave so the sS line attachment is the highest point, compress the slave rod by hand multiple times. You'll hear air rush up the line and fill with fluid as the rod slides back out. Tilt the slave around and keep compressing the rod...you'll feel the resistance build until its maxed out and there's no change.

Install the slave making sure rod meets the fork in Trans and then lock that down. At this point I had a good pedal but you will still bleed with your preferred method. Since I was also doing brakes. I left the clutch line alone as I did it last.

BRAKES: I 120% recommend the motive bleeder with European attachment. It was $45 from Amazon prime. You install it to the cap of the master, pressure test without new fluid to 15psi...no leaks? Awesome release pressure and add 2 quarts of fluid. I used valvoline synthetic dot 4/3. After filling pump 15psi and bleed RR caliper...fluid and air will rush out...keep it flowing until it's clear then seal it off. Then do LR, RF and LF the same. Inbetween youll need to pump the cylinder up to 15psi a few times, but it's not a sudden thing...whole process is relaxed. I had 1, yes 1 drop of fluid fall to the ground. Seeing the old nasty fluid come out is satisfying haha. After the brakes are all done, check its at 15psi and bleed slave. Once it runs clear, lock it down. You're done!!! Test your pedal, lower your car and fire her up...test brakes. Don't let it roll off the ramps into your engine stand.
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Old Sun, Mar-19-2017, 03:23:52 PM   #35
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Check out the old nasty shit that came out...I can only imagine the moisture content in there.





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Default Re: Hellrot 1998 E36 Sedan ----> S54 content inside

Began the vented hood adventure yesterday.

Used 13-14 mustang OEM vents. They follow E36 lines perfectly, are stout and are functional. and I think so far theyre going to look pretty damn good.
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Old Mon, Mar-27-2017, 04:06:45 AM   #37
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Vents all wrapped up - turned out great. Tomorrow the car is getting VDO Oil pressure gauge finally and maybe PSS9 if I have the time.
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Old Sat, Apr-15-2017, 03:30:19 PM   #38
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new updates with the car.

Vents are working well, look great IMO

I got around to installing a spal 2049 CFM E-fan with their install kit. I used everything except the 195 degree spal sensor and instead tapped into the low signal the E36 unit provides. It works in tandem with the aux fan and keeps everything cool.

VDO oil pressure is installed now. Neat to see how that all reacts in real time. The gauge was straight forward, just tapped most wires from oil temp. The signal comes from a VDO remote sensor which I mounted at the end of a 24" SS braided oil line with 1/8npt to 4aN threads. It works well but took away from the sensitivity of the oil temp gauge. Its install required the temp sensor to be taken from basically inside the OFH to about 2 inches away...dramatic effect.

Lastly as I was wrapping all that up, I got a rough idle and lambda codes. I used elimination to determine I had a bad upstream bank 2 sensor. I did a smoke test and found a few leaks, resolved those and figured that accounted for the lambda code on both banks. After I was still having an issue, but with bank 2 only. I then swapped my HFM from my E46M and had no change...must be second 02. ordered 2 upstream 02's and will be installing them today.
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Old Tue, Apr-18-2017, 07:11:43 PM   #39
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I need this swap in my life.
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Want to get this thread up to speed

I've since been able to install:

-ARC 8's 17x9.5 Et35 square with 245's all around
-linear conversion to the PSS9 with hyperco 5.5 550lbs in the front
-VDO oil press and temp work perfect with an adapter from the UK
-custom end link made by me for the sways
-new OEM M3 FCABs
-98 Z3 1.9 steering rack, new steering guibo and new steering shaft

I have been diving deeper into the DME stuff, I found that my tune was pretty damn unsafe and was able to go in and edit the timing parameters and knock sensitivity to safen it up. This all was found after I hit the dyno and had some issue north of 6700 RPM.

I downloaded a data logger, CSV reader etc and started to compare data. before my edits, I was getting a minimum 26 degree timing advance at WOT. Even with sky high IATs due to my shitty intake at the moment. After my changes, the DME was able to control timing as needed. Theres more here...timing info at dyno thread has decent graphs and back to backs.


I also made custom headers for the car that I will be installing once I get into my new house. Heres a bit on that

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