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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 12-21-2012, 06:32 AM
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I went down to Home Depot on lunch a few days ago and bought (2) 2x6x8' planks, as well as a 2x2x8' strip. Cut up the planks into 1' lengths and doubled them up for 4" tall, 6" wide, 12" long "support spacers" as I like to call them. I also left a few of them loose for when I'm resting the motor on the crossmember for fitment.

I made a huge for sale thread on here and a few other boards, already sold the F Body oil pan, shipping that out today. Bought an LS1 Camaro water pump and starter from one person, a GTO oil pan from another, and ARP Headbolts/assembly lube from Summit Racing. Also grabbed the 6.0 MLS headgaskets from gmpartsdirect. Once I get the heads back on and torqued I can finally mock up the motor since I'll have the oil pan.
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Nothing much to report, just little things I'm getting together.

Sold both my BMW diffs (2.81 and 3.15), both MAFs, the base rails of my roof rack, and the Camaro (rear sump) oil pan.

I received my ARP head bolts, GM MLS 6.0 headgaskets, LS1 harmonic balancer, starter, water pump, and GTO oil pan over the last week. The top end of the engine is ready to go back together, but the machine shop lost the dowels in the heads, so I had to special order 3 of those (1 was left in the block). Can't assemble it until they get in this weekend. Once I do get those I can finally put the heads back on and torque them down, as well as replace both front and rear main seals as well as a ton of other gaskets I bought. At that point I can put the intake manifold on, and it'll start to look like a real motor (good timing, because I need to know where I'll have issues for fabbing the motor mounts).

On Saturday, I put the car on some 2x6s I nailed together to raise the car off the ground at all 4 corners. I eyeballed the rough dimensions of the cut on the GTO pan and notched it, test fit, and found that I still need to notch the horizontal portion some more in order for the nose of the motor to come down a few more degrees. With the shifter roughly where it needs to be, the engine is pointing 6* down at the back--I am going for 3*. Having a digital inclinometer accurate to a tenth of a degree is awesome. The motor/pan is resting on a 1" board, so maybe it's a bit overkill as far as spacing from the crossmember, but I am assuming the new stock rubber engine mounts will squish down some when the weight of the drivetrain comes down onto them.

My right angle grinder backing plate fell apart, and Home Depot was already closed, so I wasn't able to finish trimming the pan. Today on lunch I went to the store and picked up the proper backing plate/ring along with an 11/32" drill bit, which I'll need to drill out the boss on the block for the alternator to mount to. I have the LQ4 truck alternator as it came with my motor, but is it the same type as the LS1 style? It looks like any old small car-style alternator. I'll have to see if there's a part number on it and cross reference to see if I can reuse it. I'm still on the hunt for a cheap OEM LS1 alternator bracket.

Buying a used LS1 power steering pump was ehhhhhhhhh, so I found a nice cheap one on Rockauto and grabbed that. I still have to find a pulley. Might yank the pulley off the truck PS pump (if I even still have that in the piles of parts) and see if it's the same diameter (I would assume so).

I had the sheet metal shop at work punch me out a few engine plates, bolted those to the motor. I also grabbed some short lengths of 2" square thick wall tube steel out of the scrap bin, those will be used to make up the driver's side mount around the steering box. I did a rough "from memory" sketch on CAD at work of the driver's side mount. The passenger side will be easier, should be just one length (straight shot from the engine plate to the rubber isolator). My little farmhand MIG welder is wayyyy too ****ty to actually weld all the way through and get full penetration so I'll just be tacking the **** out of it and having the shop at work weld it all up for me. exhaust should be okay to weld due to the thinner wall pipe, I'm just a crappy welder, but this will be good practice.

Should have some spare time tomorrow on my day off to finish trimming the GTO pan, maybe start to cut up the tube steel to make the mounts.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:47 AM
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i was thinking about this for a plate when i'm done...

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i was thinking about this for a plate when i'm done...

i like the plate idea
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ask and ye shall receive...snapped this one after wrestling with the motor



i was thinking about this for a plate when i'm done...



finished cutting up the pan, it clears the crossmember now.







slapped it on the block.

placed a 1" thick piece of wood under the pan to simulate space between pan and crossmember, and a 1"x1" piece under the pan on top of the steering linkage.





unfortunately, the motor needs to be forward enough to make the oil pan happy above the crossmember, but this makes the shifter pissed off. it's about 3" forward of the shifter hole in the unibody. had to modify the stock shifter to allow the rear of the trans to come up vertically as much as possible, to give me the right driveline angle. it was hitting the inside of the trans tunnel, making the rear of the trans point down at a 8* angle. i might use a GTO shifter (offset to the rear by a bit compared to the Camaro one).

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moved the shifter rod down "one hole"


cut a top inch or so off, bought me some room.
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what do you mean? it's all set as far as cutting it up so i'll have the guys at work cut out aluminum patches and TIG it for me.

---------- Post added at 08:43 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:34 PM ----------

slapped the inclinometer on the bottom of the car on the frame rail, only place where the car was parallel with the ground.





that's with the nose pointing up.

after cutting the shifter i got this.




rough height in the bay. rotation along the crank axis is a bit off obviously but i'll fix that the next time i work on the car.

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so, let's begin with tonight's pleasant atmosphere! before i fired up the heater it was 32, as i finished up for the evening i snapped this.



i really wasn't happy with the pinion angle, and the only thing that could give was the shifter moving up into the tunnel. so i enlarged the shifter hole forward about 3-4".

fun fact....burning tunnel insulation smells like pickles



so this places the engine fore/aft roughly where it will be, give or take half an inch.

head to AC line:


tight spot by the steering box, 2" square tube is very very tight, i will end up notching the mount around there to avoid any contact if/when the motor moves back and forth.




this gave us a better angle than last night. remember that i'm subtracting 1.2 degrees of the car's nose pointing up.



grabbed some stock from the scrap bin at work and put a 90* bend in it with the vise. cut up the stock shifter rod (where the knob threads on) and welded on the threaded portion to the stock. i purposely left it tall so i can cut it down later to my liking. i actually really like it tall, gives it that old muscle car feel.



with das boot on it:



tomorrow i'd like to finalize the location of the motor and start to make the mounts.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:15 AM
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It's looking sharp man! Keep up the good work :-)

What's your anticipated time of completion of this project? I'm trying to get anything I'm working on wrapped up by end of spring so that I can enjoy them during the summer... Though I admit I'm not doing anything as ambitious as an engine swap ;-)
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Hoping to be doing burnouts around May or so.
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I'm really enjoying this thread. Great work!
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appreciate the nice comments guys. doing the best i can with what i have, i'm fully self taught.

decided to not use a GTO shifter since using a steel bar gives me the flexibility to bend the shifter however i want as well as shorten and lengthen it.

final engine placement. measured pinion angle for the final time, centered motor left to right both at the crank snout and at the trans output.



compound angle i'll have to cut


beginning of driver's side mount. the notch is to clear the steering box bolts. it's 2" tube steel.

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been busy over the last few days.

3 cutoff wheels, a lot of 2" tube steel, lots of trial and error, and we have mounts!

everything as of now is just tacked into place for 2 reasons:

1: my 115V welder doesn't have the balls to penetrate the thick wall steel
2: i'm a really ****ty welder

i will be grinding down the mounts and wirewheeling them to prep them for full welding, which i'll have one of the guys at work do.



looking at it now, that trans mount looks a bit crooked. tomorrow i will realign it and re-tack.



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Looks great man. Questions I had

Cost so far? My engine is most likely fried so I might be in the market for a swap.

Estimated HP?

Forced Induction in the future?
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Looks great man. Questions I had

Cost so far? My engine is most likely fried so I might be in the market for a swap.

Estimated HP?

Forced Induction in the future?
i have funded a majority of the swap from selling BMW parts that were in good shape; this was the plan from the very beginning (as it gets very expensive!)

i probably earned over $2000 from selling my M62, 2 differentials, a few MAF sensors, roof rack, winter wheels, and a few other trinkets.

on the flip side, the whole motor, harness, intake system, etc from a 2003 Chevy Express cost me $900 delivered (bought it privately on CL from a guy who tears down wrecked vehicles).

T56 in "said to be ok" condition for $900, but i plan on having TDP look over it and rebuild if necessary (budgeted $1000 for this)

new Diamond clutch and OEM flywheel for $300.

Rebuilt the LQ4 top end--this cost me probably $500-$700 in parts, gaskets, and machine work

Other odds and ends, probably $1000 (valvesprings, LS2 cam, manifolds, etc)

I do still have my BMW 6 speed 540 trans for sale, so that well help offset future expenses.

Of course, none of this includes labor--I have done everything on my own so far. Completely disassembly of car, removal of M62, prep for new motor, measurements, all fabrication of mounts from scratch (I got the steel from my job for free, so factor that in as well). I have all kinds of goodies in the garage-grinders, saws, cutoff wheels, a MIG welder, so if you plan on putting together your own mounts and headers, you'd need fabrication equipment too.

I probably have many hours wrapped up in this already.

Estimated power will be maybe between 325 and 350whp. Only "mods" are higher compression due to milled heads, some sort of cold air intake, and custom headers (since I couldn't use the factory truck cast iron manifolds).

Looking at the size of the engine bay, a turbo is definitely doable. Perhaps in the next few years. I am buying a house in the next 6 months, and getting married next year, so money isn't exactly growing on trees.

More than likely once it's all running correctly, I will slap a nice 150 shot on it for fun in the summer.
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cleaned up the front cover, valve covers, and the coil brackets.



shot them with wrinkle black. just threw them on, it looks ok. i was shooting for a more wrinkly finish, but they may still be curing.



got the shifter all situated. i like the height of it, if it proves to be a PITA to drive with it's 2 bolts to remove it and cut/reweld. the weld ring underneath the knob will be ground down. i also want to use round rod instead of the square stock that i used for a cleaner look in cabin. this was for mock up.

the shifter height and knob is certainly yeehaw!







good news, the hood closes over the intake.






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I admire your skills. Is the shifter awkward that high? I don't know why but I like the OEM shifter better. Maybe like most OEM stuff it was designed for that specific car.
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I don't think it would be too hard to make it look like this
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I admire your skills. Is the shifter awkward that high? I don't know why but I like the OEM shifter better. Maybe like most OEM stuff it was designed for that specific car.
figured i'd do something interesting on the interior.
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Been following since you started, Impressive to say the least. Im excited for you to get this beast fired up!!
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Halfway through building manifolds/headers now. 2-1/4” mandrel bent mild steel that will be welded to the OEM BMW ball flange for compatibility with the stock exhaust. The 1 piece BMW headerback exhaust is staying almost nearly stock, with the exceptions of the modifications I made to it over the last year or two, which includes a 3” QTP cutout y –pipe before the Y-res, deleted scuba tanks, and Y-res converted to M5 style by adding a turndown in the “dead end” portion (dual dumps now instead of single). If you count the cutout pipe, I actually have 3 dumps underneath the car. I plan on welding a 3 bolt flange (have a few laying around) to the Y-res dumps so that I can tune the exhaust sound to my liking by simply adding a cap-off plate where necessary.

I was searching for a stock LS1 fuel rail/injectors online, and stumbled upon a screaming deal for an LS6 intake, throttle body, higher flowing Ford injectors, and OEM fuel rail for $300 shipped. Can’t beat that. It’ll be here tomorrow.

Took the day off on MLK Jr day. Bundled up with my fiancée (only about 20*F here this week) and drove out to the metal yard to scrap the BMW pre-cats in the headers. $75 for both.

Next stop was the junkyard. Grabbed a set of 8 EV1 injector pigtails and 90* intake elbow off a 1998 Cadillac Deville, a set of slim(ish) cooling fans out of a 2005ish Monte Carlo (along with mounting brackets, rubber isolators, and harness/pigtails), and a M60 intake manifold off an E32 that I will sell. I may be back to grab a few more things off the E32, namely the magnesium valve covers, the OEM HID headlights, a sidemarker, and anything else that I can sell. What an odd design throughout that engine bay. Brake booster by the headlights, coolant tank by the cowl, front hinged hood. Cool stuff.

Wish we had more euro-based u-pull yards locally, I forgot how much fun (and how cheap) it was to go “pickin”.
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Since it's too cold to work in the garage and fab the manifolds, I figured I'd start on the harness in my living room.

few questions regarding wiring the LQ4.

I'm at the point in my swap where I'd like to start cleaning up the GM harness for use in my car.

I don't want to tackle GM w/ BMW wiring integration yet, because I'd like to have a cleaned up GM harness first. The harness I have is an uncut, OEM stock harness that came with my LQ4--all out of a 2003 Chevy Express Van. I'd like to unwrap my harness, remove any unnecessary circuits/connectors (depin them as well) and shorten/lengthen the remainder of the GM harness to fit the dimensions of my engine bay.

The harness PCM connectors are BLUE/GREEN on my harness, so I'm following this website for reference:

I am using this website for all my reference.
http://www.lt1swap.com/2004vortec_pcm.htm

I am running a T56 from a 2002 Camaro SS for trans.

Ok, now that the backstory is through

1. Which circuits are unnecessary for this swap?

Right off the bat, I plan on deleting the 2nd O2 sensors and VATS when I have the PCM tuned.

I would assume these are the 2nd O2 pins to be removed?
Pin 25 TAN 1671 HO2S Low Signal - Bank 2 Sensor 2
Pin 28 TAN/WHT 1669 HO2S Low Signal - Bank 1 Sensor 2

Is VATS only removed via tune, or are there wires as well to remove from the harness?

What about removing anything in the harness labeled for automatic transmission?

For example,
Pin 32 Transmission Range Switch Signal A (A/T)
Pin 72 Transmission Range Switch Signal B (A/T)
Pin 32 AT ISS Low Signal (4WD w/MT1)

I'm running neither 4WD nor A/T so it makes sense to me that they'd come out, but the website does not make mention of removing these.

2. How is the OEM GM automatic harness supposed to interface with the T56 manual? Although my T56 came with all sensors, I don't have any of the "connectors/pigtails" that plug into the T56 since my harness is from an Auto.

3. While at the junkyard, I picked up EV1 connectors that I'll resolder into the harness to be able to run a car style intake and injectors. No brainer there. While at the junkyard, I also grabbed a dual fan setup out of a 2005ish Monte Carlo (harness included, I clipped it well aft of the pigtails, which are still plugged into the fans. Would controlling the GM Monte Carlo fans with the Van PCM be as easy as adding pinouts into the van harness? Are there already pins there for contolling (what were) the van fans? The stock van fans had to have been controlled somehow.
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The only thing missing is your mullet and mod some T-tops into your E39. My brother had a 2001 LS1 Ram Air WS6 trans am. Powerful yes. groteskly large of a vehicle, yes. cheap car yes. engine blew a HG at like 40k. babbied. I swear every GM I know smells like antifreeze. Don't get me wrong, GM and ford are the way to go for cheap quick power. But honestly you went through a ton of work... I've done this kind of crap and looking back it's always a waste of time. Just buy a damn GTO, Camaro etc. or 5.0 GT. I was excited about the new camaro... you can see my sig what I chose.
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appreciate the input. Sorry about your brother's car.

the BMW motor was making all kinds of noise anyways, and needed VANOS seals and probably timing chain guides in the next year or two.

GTO, Camaro, 5.0 are not my "style", too boy-racer, too pompous. I needed 4 doors, love the interior and styling, and didn't want to attract attention.

The E39 is paid for, I didn't want a car payment for the next 5 years while saving for a house and wedding.
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oil pan disassembled, had a coworker weld it up and leak test it. i also cut the required portion of the baffles


all assembled.


extent of the notch.


cluster****, i removed almost all the circuits that aren't necessary.


auto trans plug and the 2nd O2 sensor plug ditched.
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