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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By granlund
Just swap the longblock over and keep the intake...

Just swap the longblock over and keep the intake manifold from your 528. The extra displacement of 0.2liter can easily be compensated for by the 528 ecu; the electronics won't know the difference.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-31-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By granlund
Yes, true. The downside is that any fool can buy...

Yes, true. The downside is that any fool can buy a car and drive it without insurance. If they crash into yours and have no money to pay for damage, you're SoL.

Anyway, your engine transplantation...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-30-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By granlund
As a Scandinavian expatriate, i can say that the...

As a Scandinavian expatriate, i can say that the current regulations makes MA and CA appear lenient. Change tires from 225/50 to 235/45 and you fail inspection. No aftermarket airfilter because it...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-30-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By granlund
i believe the regulations are the same as in...

i believe the regulations are the same as in Sweden. Increase power more than 10% and you are violating "typegodkjenning". To go around it, which many people with turbocharged cars do, you need to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-30-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By granlund
Don't assume that even the strictest US laws come...

Don't assume that even the strictest US laws come close to some EU countries.

If you want the modified car 100% same as an M3, you need the full suspension, including the differential carrier from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By granlund
If you use the 528 long block and your intake...

If you use the 528 long block and your intake manifold with throttle body, I don't see any reason why the existing 525 ECU would not be able to compensate for a 12% increase in cylinder displacement....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-28-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By granlund
Going back to the OP question... The...

Going back to the OP question...

The valvetrain limit for the M52 engine is ~7000rpm. If the engine makes 320Nm (which is 100Nm/liter) here, you end up with 314hp, which was roughly what you...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-27-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By granlund
E85 tolerates higher combustion...

E85 tolerates higher combustion temperature/pressure than RON98 before knocking, thus rendering it a more useful fuel for boosted engines.

Btw. the availability of E85 in USA is highly dependent...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-21-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By granlund
This looks to be ever so slightly worse than what...

This looks to be ever so slightly worse than what happened to my car. It apparently got backed into in a parking lot, crumpled the hood/kidneys and slightly bent the cross bar that the hood locks...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By granlund
Park at the steepest uphill you can find. Turn...

Park at the steepest uphill you can find.
Turn key to II, but do not start the car. (this should start the electric coolant pump at the bottom of the radiator)
Turn heat to max. (this should cycle...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-14-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,102
Posted By granlund
Proper equipment in this case is a frame...

Proper equipment in this case is a frame alignment machine which a backyard mechanic will most likely not have.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-28-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By granlund
The 323 transmission should be a direct fit with...

The 323 transmission should be a direct fit with no need to change the driveshaft or shifter mechanism.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,817
Posted By granlund
It appears BMW used the same 21217512474 flywheel...

It appears BMW used the same 21217512474 flywheel for ALL M52tu/M54 engines and just varied the clutch disc and pressure plate. Prior to those, 2.0 and 2.5 liter M50 and M52 engines used 228mm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 857
Posted By granlund
Not an Alpina imho....

Not an Alpina imho. http://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/4587050687.html

The M5 bumpers were never offered.
The wheels should be 20-spoke.
There should be some form of Alpina badge on the seat...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-31-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By granlund
The 328is and 323is coupes were the only e36...

The 328is and 323is coupes were the only e36 remaining in 99; the 328i sedan was an e46.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CD33&mospid=47501&btnr=33_1004&hg=33&fg=30
When you replace...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-31-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By granlund
If you have a 99 328i, isn't that an E46?

If you have a 99 328i, isn't that an E46?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,458
Posted By granlund
I would keep the car; it doesn't drive any...

I would keep the car; it doesn't drive any different from prior to the hail, right? If you are concerned about the appearance, you have the car for other people to look at instead of for yourself.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-19-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By granlund
The only 3rd party brand I trust is Meyle. I've...

The only 3rd party brand I trust is Meyle. I've used them on several occasions on both my BMWs over the last years without regrets.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-09-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By granlund
Karlyn does not have a good reputation for...

Karlyn does not have a good reputation for quality. Since you're on the east coast, you can check out FCPeuro what they charge for parts.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-13-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 864
Posted By granlund
I saw similar symptoms such as a rev-limiter when...

I saw similar symptoms such as a rev-limiter when the crank trigger was starting to fail. At low revs, the sensor can produce a cropped pulse that drops slow enough for the next one to register. Rev...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By granlund
A radiator can not get any colder than the...

A radiator can not get any colder than the ambient temperature.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-24-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By granlund
I don't see the reason why it would not? More...

I don't see the reason why it would not? More than one person have done this combo.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,817
Posted By granlund
I have not had any problems in the last two years...

I have not had any problems in the last two years with the E36 flywheel in my E39.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,817
Posted By granlund
The flywheel might have different thickness, thus...

The flywheel might have different thickness, thus ensuing a different pressure plate thickness. I was once told to never mix-n-match clutch components in my own car, but instead let someone else...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,817
Posted By granlund
You most likely can't use the stock E39 flywheel...

You most likely can't use the stock E39 flywheel as it was designed to go with the self-adjusting pressure plate. There is a good chance that the stack height will be wrong.
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