Well done mate.
LS1 V8 into BMW E46 M Sport Coupe
Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:49 AM
Well done mate.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:50 AM
Nice cover Blair!!!
Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:04 AM
Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:20 PM
I keep looking at RX8 and LS1 now and its ur bloody fault last time i stand at bar getting drunk with you
Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:34 PM
Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:32 PM
So gearbox out & stripped
Lots of parts are ordered even tho only spring washer for 1st gear was broken much of the box was slightly worn so we replaced as needed & fitted some upgraded shifter pads & filled it with some Redline oil. Craig noticed I'd bottomed out the quick shifter bolts which is why it kept coming loose..
While it was in bits I was offered some BBS LM reps for almost no money so I had to have them, they weren't in perfect condition & the polished rims were a bit to bling for me so I had them powder coated silver & binned the fake chrome pretend bolts & tapped the holes out & put some stainless steel bolts in.
Tried them on the car & they wouldn't clear the brakes so with Craig on the lathe some spacers were turned down so the wheels sit perfectly.
Something that's bugged me for a while is the MPG needle it's the final bit of the cluster that won't do as its told! And I really wanted an oil pressure gauge but noway will an aftermarket gauge be getting fitted into my car so I stripped an aftermarket gauge & removed the mpg needle workings from the cluster
I used an old landrover gauge as they read right to left so here it is with the engine not running.
Craig fitted a sender unit to the engine for me, unfortunately it didn't seem to work so doubting myself I pulled out the cluster & fitted a Mazda gauge only to have the same issue, after checking the sender unit it seems I've ordered the wrong one (NC at rest instead of NO) so a bit more creativity from Craig and a spare sender unit fitted & my mpg needle is now an oil pressure gauge I've ordered a new sender & gauge so I can do it again with better quality components.
Another part which I've not been 100% satisfied with is the air intake even tho it has a large Pipercross filter by the N/S fog light the intake was creating a slight vacuum so I ordered some 90mm tube & bends for Craig to make me a new intake, what I thought would be a quick job was a lot more involved than I thought & after much cutting & welding the filter now sits perfectly behind the N/S air intake & is no longer restricting the car. I've made a couple of other very minor changes the silver trim has been painted black and suits the car much better.
I've done a 100 or so miles in it now & the gearbox is superb, the shift is very positive & will shift as easily at WOT as at tickover it might be cause I haven't driven it for a few weeks but it really seems to rev faster too, corners keep throwing themselves at me! I'm still loving the car & making more & more like a factory car.
A friend of DynoTorque 'Lippy' called down the other day by day he works in car design & has driven way to many new cars and being a massive petrol head & nervously handed him the keys!
Posted 16 May 2012 - 06:33 AM
The strut brace & new air intake were a bit to shiny/blingy for me so I had them powdercoated black to make them less in your face.
Apart from that most of the interior is back in after I removed everything searching for a few rattles & clunks just 2 are eluding me at the moment but I will silence them!
And then I think the car is finished!! Duno what I'm going to do with myself.... Oh that is apart from the audio install....
Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:53 PM
After falling over at the cost of BMW exhaust hanger I put on my best sad face until Craig took pity on me & made me a bespoke one so why he did his thing I went next door to driftworks & got one of their blue mounts
Cheers Craig the reason I (Craig) spotted it was broken was while trying to track down one of the last few noises, I'd heard and read about about M3's suffering diff noise and requiring oil with a Friction Modifier in but I kinda dismissed it as rubbish, how wrong could I have been all noises now gone
I've started fitting the audio system nothing flash but hopefully it'll sound better than the awful standard stuff.....
Amps mounted so they can be adjusted through the cubby box
Playing hide and seek
Modified the standard BMW fuse holder & added a 40amp fuse
Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:10 PM
Lost quite a bit oil with a leaking crank seal and messing with oil pressure sensors but I overlooked topping it up or even checking it, what an idiot!!!! I wasn't sure if I should make it public or not but if my stupidity makes someone else check their oil then that can only be a good thing?
I pulled the sump off to check the damage shells one of which had spun damaging the crank, the damage is pretty minor considering how low on oil it was.
Engine out and Craig stripped it. He also managed to source a crank & shells for me overnight!!!
And back in
Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:19 PM
Test fit with ballon size 255/35/18 pzero rosso
Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:32 PM
While messing with the wheels I've spent some time looking at the front suspension I've had an irritating noise at parking speeds and over speeds humps which I've traced to the HSD drop links, they are rose jointed which is great for track but not for our pot holed roads and winters.
The problem is tho that they are shorter than standard BMW ones
Well by now you all must know that means Craig is going to have create again I ordered some replacements cut them in two fitted them to the car & clamped them together so Craig could weld them for me.
And all clunk free, the really keen amongst you will notice I've upgraded to E46 M3 discs too.
Apart from replacing a leaking oil filter that's all that's been happening apart from using it everyday it's done about 6000miles now.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:32 AM
Simonlpearce, on 03 August 2012 - 09:26 AM, said:
Didnt realise you have almost killed the engine, lol.
Keep up at the back When you off to the ring again?
Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:45 PM
Hopefully around May next year, if its still open by then. That is of course unless i get a nice bonus sometime later this year, i which case i will try get a weekend in at some point.
Doing Anglesey on 22nd Sept if you fancy it? Was only £129 for a full day OPL when i booked, which is pretty good considering its a Saturday
Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:33 AM
I feel a visit to DynoTorque coming soon...
Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:13 PM
Bolted them up
And ET viola
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