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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:47 PM
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95 Hellrot 318ti Restoration and Stroker Build

Picked up a 1995 Hellrot 318ti manual w/ about 120k. No rust, new rotors and pads and calipers in the front, and bushings/balljoints are all pretty good... for $700. Only downside, no motor or trans.

Buying a 1995 325i 5 speed parts car tomorrow for $800, M50 and the getrag are going in it. I already have a M50 midpipe with two good cats and a good O2 sensor, just need a muffler which will be aftermarket obviously.




I'll keep you guys updated
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1992 Black 325i 5 Speed w/ 279k - Parted out
1998 Black 328i 5 Speed Restored w/179k - Sold
1995 Black 318ti MTech 5 Speed w/146k - Sold
1992 White 325i Auto - Lemons race car
1995 Green 318ti 5 speed - OBD1 S52 Race Car
1995 Black M3 5 speed w/191k - Fathers
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:01 PM
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should be a great project and you're clearly qualified to do the job. seems like everytime I go to a junkyard there's always tons of E36s around...
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:14 PM
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Donor M50 and Getrag 5 speed arrived. Anyone need any parts off of it? It's pretty rough but has a couple things here and there.

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1992 Black 325i 5 Speed w/ 279k - Parted out
1998 Black 328i 5 Speed Restored w/179k - Sold
1995 Black 318ti MTech 5 Speed w/146k - Sold
1992 White 325i Auto - Lemons race car
1995 Green 318ti 5 speed - OBD1 S52 Race Car
1995 Black M3 5 speed w/191k - Fathers
1995 Blue 318ti 5 speed w/96k - Brothers

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Old 11-02-2013, 12:30 PM
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Hell ya, this is going to be an awesome build. That compact will be super fun with the added power.

I don't know how serious you plan on getting with parting that car out, but I'm very casually looking for a spare rear sub-frame. I basically just want a spare to clean up, reinforce, and install poly bushings into so that I can just do a quick swap on my car.
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:52 PM
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So today I bought myself a new toy, a 1500lb engine stand.

And I pulled out the M50

So I would like to stay NA and get a few more horsepower out of this M50. Any ideas? More then S50 cams.


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1992 Black 325i 5 Speed w/ 279k - Parted out
1998 Black 328i 5 Speed Restored w/179k - Sold
1995 Black 318ti MTech 5 Speed w/146k - Sold
1992 White 325i Auto - Lemons race car
1995 Green 318ti 5 speed - OBD1 S52 Race Car
1995 Black M3 5 speed w/191k - Fathers
1995 Blue 318ti 5 speed w/96k - Brothers

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Old 11-03-2013, 04:58 PM
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lots of info @ 318ti.org on swapping out the 4 banger for the 6. i have a 95 ti as well that i will be dropping in an m52 soon. (when i get time....)


but very much interested in seeing this build.




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Old 11-04-2013, 11:45 AM
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you know the thing that make the window go up 1/4inch?
coolant overflow tank?
fan shroud?
aux fan?
cargo straps in the trrunk?
strut bars?
9 buttong obc with no missing pixels?

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Old 11-04-2013, 12:20 PM
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Franklyn, I don't follow.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:25 PM
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Donor M50 and Getrag 5 speed arrived. Anyone need any parts off of it? It's pretty rough but has a couple things here and there.
this karl?

and im poor
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:28 PM
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:47 PM
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you know the thing that make the window go up 1/4inch?
coolant overflow tank?
fan shroud?
aux fan?
cargo straps in the trrunk?
strut bars?
9 buttong obc with no missing pixels?
I have the OEM front Aux fan off of the 325i and I also have a OEM radiator 318ti electric fan. And I have expansion tanks from a 325i and a 318ti. If interested shoot me a PM.

Guage clusters? Pink and green top injectors (need new caps)? OEM rear Nokia speakers? 18 button OBC? Manual HVAC unit? Style 30's (One has a bit of a bend a bad tires)? I need to get this s**t outa here.
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1992 Black 325i 5 Speed w/ 279k - Parted out
1998 Black 328i 5 Speed Restored w/179k - Sold
1995 Black 318ti MTech 5 Speed w/146k - Sold
1992 White 325i Auto - Lemons race car
1995 Green 318ti 5 speed - OBD1 S52 Race Car
1995 Black M3 5 speed w/191k - Fathers
1995 Blue 318ti 5 speed w/96k - Brothers

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Old 11-04-2013, 06:04 PM
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Let me get them fog lights. Still good?
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:07 PM
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Franklyn, even though you say you don't have a lot of money now, I wouldn't recommend buying used cooling system parts, especially an expansion tank.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:05 PM
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Franklyn, even though you say you don't have a lot of money now, I wouldn't recommend buying used cooling system parts, especially an expansion tank.
I second this. Even I wouldn't feel right. Ebay knockoff brand > used
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1992 Black 325i 5 Speed w/ 279k - Parted out
1998 Black 328i 5 Speed Restored w/179k - Sold
1995 Black 318ti MTech 5 Speed w/146k - Sold
1992 White 325i Auto - Lemons race car
1995 Green 318ti 5 speed - OBD1 S52 Race Car
1995 Black M3 5 speed w/191k - Fathers
1995 Blue 318ti 5 speed w/96k - Brothers

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Old 11-05-2013, 08:36 AM
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Wow, that's hard core impressive. Great project and best of luck.

Your NA question -- I've read that the Conforti download (or chip I should say in this case) gives nice boost to OBD-I engines. Can't confirm first hand.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:18 AM
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I installed a Confori/Turner chip into an OBD1 525i (M50), and I didn't notice much of a difference. It wasn't my car, however, so I didn't really push it in the upper rev range. Maybe I would've felt a bigger difference closer to redline.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:03 PM
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Yeah I figured. I'm feeling a stroker motor

M50B25TU Head/Block
M54B30 Crank
M54B30 Pistons
M50B25 135mm Rods
21.5lb Pink Tops
S50 cams
S50 DME

Whatca guys think.

Also, got the interior out and the motor is in my basement now on the motor stand.
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1995 Hellrot Red 318ti - 100% Rebuilt Chassis/Motor M50 3.0 Stroker

1992 Black 325i 5 Speed w/ 279k - Parted out
1998 Black 328i 5 Speed Restored w/179k - Sold
1995 Black 318ti MTech 5 Speed w/146k - Sold
1992 White 325i Auto - Lemons race car
1995 Green 318ti 5 speed - OBD1 S52 Race Car
1995 Black M3 5 speed w/191k - Fathers
1995 Blue 318ti 5 speed w/96k - Brothers

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Old 11-07-2013, 04:27 PM
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I am jealous, because this is what I wanted to do if I had a freakin bigger garage and more places to store my toys...

As far as the stroker motor... what will you be doing with the 318ti? Farting around or racecar?
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:20 PM
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I am jealous, because this is what I wanted to do if I had a freakin bigger garage and more places to store my toys...

As far as the stroker motor... what will you be doing with the 318ti? Farting around or racecar?
Farting around.

Get the cams out and the head pulled today. Pic's later. HG was good, head looks great, coolant passages look crazy good, cams were good, though the piston tops had a a lot of carbon.

Currently looking for a M54b30 crank and pistons. And S50 cams. Gonna make it a stroker.
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1995 Hellrot Red 318ti - 100% Rebuilt Chassis/Motor M50 3.0 Stroker

1992 Black 325i 5 Speed w/ 279k - Parted out
1998 Black 328i 5 Speed Restored w/179k - Sold
1995 Black 318ti MTech 5 Speed w/146k - Sold
1992 White 325i Auto - Lemons race car
1995 Green 318ti 5 speed - OBD1 S52 Race Car
1995 Black M3 5 speed w/191k - Fathers
1995 Blue 318ti 5 speed w/96k - Brothers

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Old 11-10-2013, 06:12 PM
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Busy with work but making great progress.

No pictures yet, but I purchased most of a Black 318ti mtech interior. This included the recently recovered headliner and all other associated bits, A/B/C pillar trim, front and rear Mtech seats, front and rear door panels, and real speakers.
I already have a black carpet and dash and the lower trim so the interior will be full mtech black. I got a 95 M3 cluster to go with my tune (high rev limiter) and my swap (6 cylinder vs 4).

I will swapping the car from the 6 speaker to the 10 speaker. Already got the correct rear housings and door panels. Also feeling aftermarket rather then OEM like I did on all my other BMW's.

And to top it all off, Order about $2000 of parts from various places to finish the motor and trans.



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1995 Hellrot Red 318ti - 100% Rebuilt Chassis/Motor M50 3.0 Stroker

1992 Black 325i 5 Speed w/ 279k - Parted out
1998 Black 328i 5 Speed Restored w/179k - Sold
1995 Black 318ti MTech 5 Speed w/146k - Sold
1992 White 325i Auto - Lemons race car
1995 Green 318ti 5 speed - OBD1 S52 Race Car
1995 Black M3 5 speed w/191k - Fathers
1995 Blue 318ti 5 speed w/96k - Brothers

And 2 more just for parts
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:03 PM
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A long overdue update on the project. Progress has been slow because of work taking to much of my time. Unfortunately I haven't figured out how to not have a job but still have money to build BMW's

Anyway, the route changed from a quick flip, to a keep it for a while, to I'm keeping this thing forever.
The motor is fully rebuilt sitting around waiting to be dropped in.
M50B25
M54B30 Rotating assembly
S50 Cams
3.5" AFI Intake
3.5" Euro MAF
3.5" - 3" Silicon Intake Boot
Ebay Stainless Headers
Rebuilt 21.5lb Pink Tops
TRM S50 Tune for above mods + 7000rpm redline
FULL Rebuild








As far as the rest of the car, I'm still working on the interior/wiring. If I deleted it, ALLLLLL of the wiring came up, from inside the fuse box through the entire harness to the grounds. It's tedious but it's the right way to do it.
Alarm System: All gone (Even the hood switch)
Cruise Control: All gone (Yes, that massive harness)
Washer Fluid System: All gone (Even the brackets for the tank)
Fog Lights: All gone
Sunroof wiring: All gone

I have sourced a headliner from a slick top 318ti that I will be picking up, and I have a fiberglass panel that is being molded into the roof line. along with factory fog light delete panels and the factory interior switch blank out panel for the fog lights.

Audio is the (With stock AMP) 10 speaker setup, speaker harness is from a 97 M3.






More updates to come!
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1995 Hellrot Red 318ti - 100% Rebuilt Chassis/Motor M50 3.0 Stroker

1992 Black 325i 5 Speed w/ 279k - Parted out
1998 Black 328i 5 Speed Restored w/179k - Sold
1995 Black 318ti MTech 5 Speed w/146k - Sold
1992 White 325i Auto - Lemons race car
1995 Green 318ti 5 speed - OBD1 S52 Race Car
1995 Black M3 5 speed w/191k - Fathers
1995 Blue 318ti 5 speed w/96k - Brothers

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Was gonna say am I gonna see this at NJMP in lemons trim? We were debating making the Alaskan Blue one I got last month into a m52 powered lemon. We instead started on the 328is slush box making it a 5 speed rat for the fall race.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:20 AM
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You sir, are my hero.
Thanks guys!

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Was gonna say am I gonna see this at NJMP in lemons trim? We were debating making the Alaskan Blue one I got last month into a m52 powered lemon. We instead started on the 328is slush box making it a 5 speed rat for the fall race.
Nah, to nice. We have a boston green ti with a M52/5speed that will be rolling in chump, and it might make an apperence at some Lemons races. It's a nice build (Looks faster then it is) so we will get lots of laps in Lemons. Not even sure what car we are gonna bring to NJMP in May
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1992 Black 325i 5 Speed w/ 279k - Parted out
1998 Black 328i 5 Speed Restored w/179k - Sold
1995 Black 318ti MTech 5 Speed w/146k - Sold
1992 White 325i Auto - Lemons race car
1995 Green 318ti 5 speed - OBD1 S52 Race Car
1995 Black M3 5 speed w/191k - Fathers
1995 Blue 318ti 5 speed w/96k - Brothers

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