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miles_trail 01-26-2012 09:26 AM

Operation .5 liters per cylinder.
 
Okay guys, as most of you know I am planning on rebuilding my engine with the rotating assembly from an M54B30. I'm hoping to start with in the next week so I figured it was build thread time.
So far I have the bottom of an M54B30 with the oil pan off sitting in my living room (hells yes for not having a woman in the house) and I'm about to order Bavauto gasket sets for the top and bottom end of my engine.
If any one has a lead on a set of S50B30 camshafts I would certainly appreciate it if you'd point me their way.
I was toying with the idea of a baby turbo, but I'm poor so that'l have to wait.

Here's a few pics of what's happening so far:

Engine Hoists:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k1...profilepic.jpg
Are for pansies.

Here it is opened up:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k1...l/P1010129.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k1...P1010126-1.jpg

Stay tuned for sexy updates.

RhymeGrime 01-26-2012 09:48 AM

Hell yea **** engine hoists

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hornhospital 01-26-2012 09:50 AM

Subscribed. : popcorn:

Now, what the heck happened to your chest, Chip? :dunno:

E36 Phantom 01-26-2012 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hornhospital (Post 6588449)
Now, what the heck happened to your chest, Chip? :dunno:

He didn't use an engine hoist........:rofl:



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B1MM3R 01-26-2012 10:44 AM

Looks like oil..

BMRfanatic 01-26-2012 11:26 AM

Lol Boss

and theres money on the floor.....finders keepers :eeps:



:angel:

Kdoherty 01-26-2012 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RhymeGrime (Post 6588443)
Hell yea **** engine hoists

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let's see him do that with a cast iron block :thumbup:

I am excite for this engine build.


also I thought all -52 series motor cams would work with the M54? Turner Motorsport has a used classified section for parts and I've seen S52 cams there. This is assuming that they can work.

B_Rad_M3 01-26-2012 01:36 PM

Wow Chip you sure are sexy!!!

I've always had a thing for oiled chests!!!

jonesin 01-26-2012 02:15 PM

...always my ass. Y'know that's a Korean thing :AF330i:

cj.surr 01-26-2012 03:45 PM

Oh damn. Now I have to get going... I've got competition. :thumbup:

But at least I have an actual engine lift... Good luck getting that M50 out and back in, it ain't no aluminum block :p

ZeGerman 01-26-2012 04:52 PM

Hilarious.

miles_trail 01-26-2012 06:33 PM

Rhymegrime, Word.

Old Ken, see Chad snr's comment

Chad snr, exactly

Jesse, Yes.

Dino, that's actually a playing card, I wish I had Benjamins laying around my house :(.

Not old Ken, I'm working my way up to it, and I'm keeping M50 heads so I either need S50 cams or to do some work on newer cams.

Brad, Thanks.

Ed, :rofl:.

CJ, It's on like Donkey Kong, looser buys the winner a cookie at Bimmerfest East

Karl, .... I don't know how to respond, but I didn't want you to feel left out :thumbup:.



Update: Bout a 1/2" breaker bar, but there's no one around to help hold it down and I couldn't stand on the block and turn the wrench at the same time.

BMRfanatic 01-26-2012 06:40 PM

shoot if the m54 is that light.... i want one more now

cj.surr 01-26-2012 06:46 PM

Hmm, maybe Frank and I will let you rent the tool we used to get the crank bolt off of his M54 :rofl:














:eeps:

miles_trail 01-26-2012 07:06 PM

What tool was that?, oh pretty please do tell.

cj.surr 01-26-2012 07:09 PM

A piece of a think branch we found in his yard. :eeps:






We agreed to split the profits renting it out on bfc... but I haven't heard back from him... I think he's taking all the profit for himself :tsk:

drivinfaster 01-26-2012 08:09 PM

i am soooo jealous....



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miles_trail 01-26-2012 08:11 PM

Couldn't get the engine to stay so I took it out on the porch and built a 2x4 frame around it, put my new ($26) 1/2" breaker bar on it, put a 10' stick of 1" black iron pipe on that, pulled on it...... and sheared the breaker bar off where it connects to the socket.

CJ, how did you get that damn bolt off?.

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drive by72 01-26-2012 08:19 PM

This
is
gonna
be
good!!

DAMNIT WHY CANT I DO ALL CAPS...

LOLWTF DOUBLE EDIT

cj.surr 01-26-2012 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by miles_trail (Post 6589907)
Couldn't get the engine to stay so I took it out on the porch and built a 2x4 frame around it, put my new ($26) 1/2" breaker bar on it, put a 10' stick of 1" black iron pipe on that, pulled on it...... and sheared the breaker bar off where it connects to the socket.

CJ, how did you get that damn bolt off?.

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:eek:

You didn't think it's reverse-threaded, did you? It is normally threaded (we wondered the same thing). Honestly, I can't imagine any bolt that would not come off with 10' of leverage. Something must be up...

crisscross 01-27-2012 06:00 AM

You need impact Chip. If you don't have an impact gun, use a sledge hammer on the end of your socket...

miles_trail 01-27-2012 08:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cj.surr (Post 6589984)
:eek:

You didn't think it's reverse-threaded, did you? It is normally threaded (we wondered the same thing). Honestly, I can't imagine any bolt that would not come off with 10' of leverage. Something must be up...

I was afraid you were about to tell me that it was in fact reverse threaded, I would have felt super dumb.


Quote:

Originally Posted by crisscross (Post 6590443)
You need impact Chip. If you don't have an impact gun, use a sledge hammer on the end of your socket...

Thanks, I'll try that tonight.

Any way, here's some pics of my failure.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k1...l/P1010130.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k1...l/P1010131.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k1...l/P1010134.jpg

miles_trail 01-27-2012 09:50 AM

Holy crap, someone please tell me it's possible to make these work in my head:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-S54-CAMS...sories&vxp=mtr

jonesin 01-27-2012 09:59 AM

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=793643

Post #8. According to this you can. I'd verify elsewhere from another source first myself though.

jonesin 01-27-2012 10:03 AM

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1302724

Post #6 here says no.


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