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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 01-26-2012, 10:26 AM
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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:

Are for pansies.

Here it is opened up:




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Old 01-26-2012, 10:48 AM
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:50 AM
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Now, what the heck happened to your chest, Chip?
He didn't use an engine hoist........



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Old 01-26-2012, 11:44 AM
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:26 PM
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let's see him do that with a cast iron block

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.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:36 PM
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Wow Chip you sure are sexy!!!

I've always had a thing for oiled chests!!!
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:45 PM
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Oh damn. Now I have to get going... I've got competition.

But at least I have an actual engine lift... Good luck getting that M50 out and back in, it ain't no aluminum block
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:52 PM
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:33 PM
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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, .

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



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














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Old 01-26-2012, 08:06 PM
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:09 PM
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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
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:11 PM
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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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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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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...
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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.


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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.





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http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-S54-CAMS...sories&vxp=mtr
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Post #8. According to this you can. I'd verify elsewhere from another source first myself though.
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Post #6 here says no.
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