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Old 01-06-2014, 06:11 PM
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You know what. That's exactly what I needed to hear.
I feel a bit better.
Thanks man.
No problem, thats why we are here!

You guys are constantly pushinge to further my build even with out intending to..

So its my turn to push back!!!
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:10 PM
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Joe, I am hesitant to offer this because the last thing you probably need right now is another project car but ... if you are interested, I will cut you a deal on the black touring sitting in my yard. It will take a lot of work to swap your parts into that chassis and you will have to fix the rusted floor but it might be a path forward for you. You would have to get something that is reliable for family use while you swapped the parts over but I could probably let you do it in my yard and help when I am able. Your 535i drivetrain in that touring chassis would be a very cool combination. My only caveat is I want the black interior and the engine but you would not need them for your swap. The last time I checked, the sun roof worked and the hydraulic self leveling shocks also worked. Those parts alone are worth more than I will sell you the car for. Here is what is wrong with it:

1. Headlights are not connected to wiring harness. PO installed Euro lights and hacked off the connectors.
2. Floor is rusted out on both sides near the jacking points.
3. Needs door panels but you have them.
4. I am taking black interior and swapping in tan interior. (This is why I bought it.)
5. Auto tranny is bad with massive fluid leaks. It will shift well enough if we top it off but it leaks out in weeks.
6. Gauge cluster is bad.
7. No radio.
8. Both front and rear bumper covers are broken. PO hit some critter that took them both out without doing other damage. I have spare covers from my old 535i that are red.


I was going to pull the sunroof cassette and shocks and sell them on Ebay and send the rest to the salvage yard when the weather warms up so you have time to think about whether this makes sense. I will completely understand if you want to look for something in better condition.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:49 PM
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Thank you Mark for the generous offer.
I know where your heart is at so I appreciate it greatly.
However I'm probably not going to purse another ground up build.
At least not until I'm done finalizing my house in Atlanta.

Right now I just want the wife taken care of as far as doctor bills relating to the accident.
And God willing have the car fixed or take advantage of some options available.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:53 PM
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Thank you Mark for the generous offer.
I know where your heart is at so I appreciate it greatly.
However I'm probably not going to purse another ground up build.
At least not until I'm done finalizing my house in Atlanta.

Right now I just want the wife taken care of as far as doctor bills relating to the accident.
And God willing have the car fixed or take advantage of some options available.
Understand completely. If there is anything I can do to help, let me know.
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:01 PM
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Well boys and girls. As most of you know by now my car has been totaled.
I've had a pity party about it for some time.

But as I've always been told "one monkey doesn't stop a show."
As of tomorrow I add a new acquisition to my catalog.
It is something familiar but not.


(adding drama)

On BF.C we had a medieval / game of thrones style classification of our model cars.

The E34 Kingdom for Idiots Know Your Place

I must declare the Duke of Jersey Zaraki is no more.
He met his demise at the hands of a Korean assassin known as Kia.

Another has risen to take his place.
Much younger, stronger and more powerful than he.
Also a student of the Black arts of FI he shall be one to be reckoned with once his
transformation from mere peasant to Warlock or Soulreaper.

No one knows his name let alone seen his face.

but he definitely has M/// in his blood.



The legacy of Zaraki shall live on....

All shall be revealed tomorrow.
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:13 PM
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Well boys and girls. As most of you know by now my car has been totaled.
I've had a pity party about it for some time.

But as I've always been told "one monkey doesn't stop a show."
As of tomorrow I add a new acquisition to my catalog.
It is something familiar but not.


(adding drama)

On BF.C we had a medieval / game of thrones style classification of our model cars.

The E34 Kingdom for Idiots Know Your Place

I must declare the Duke of Jersey Zaraki is no more.
He met his demise at the hands of a Korean assassin known as Kia.

Another has risen to take his place.
Much younger, stronger and more powerful than he.
Also a student of the Black arts of FI he shall be one to be reckoned with once his
transformation from mere peasant to Warlock or Soulreaper.

No one knows his name let alone seen his face.

but he definitely has M/// in his blood.



The legacy of Zaraki shall live on....

All shall be revealed tomorrow.




Bet its just a big floppy wiener, cuase there less intimidating..
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:19 PM
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Yeah its a little too dramatic, but it's not all that bad. (then again maybe it is lol)
Hey at least you and Josh are up the hierarchy than I am now. (see link)

Anyway I found a unicorn of the north east. (unicorn meaning damn near flawless and a damn good buy)

zero rust s52 swap e34. A perfect platform for me to swap all my goodies to and continue my FI build.

All my m30b35 goodies as well as whatever I don't switch over or don't need are up for sale.
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Old 02-12-2014, 12:54 AM
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YES! OBD 1 or 2?
Still sad to say good bye to a good friend though.
Good Night Sweet Prince! LOL
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:07 AM
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:25 PM
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I am very jealous given that my S52 swap is dead right now. Can't wait to see it, Joe.
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:58 PM
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Thanks guys.
To be honest this car was a luck find.
My decision was between the oxford green M30b35 on BF.C, and 2 e38s (one in MA the other in NC).
The Green 535i from CT was actually the one I was going after before I stumbled across this one:





It's been on the market previously. But I'm to guess due to the location no one (but me) had ventured to get it.
Lucky for me the commissioner's mother lived only a few blocks away so I knew the neighborhood very well.
I spoke to the owner and he ran down the history of the car.
He bought it with a blown motor. Found a 99 m3 with a s52 and did a proper swap (a little west Indian accent)
Car had zero rust. Yeah right a up north car... in Brooklyn with zero rust. Not possible.

So I went to see it. It showed exactly how he described. The unibody had zero rust.
Of course there were a few minor sections in common places
(inside lower door trim rust, license plate light area rust bubbles, jack points with some on there)
But that was it.

So I dropped the coin for it actually more than the green e34 in ct.

My reason...
s52 no.
Less miles... no.
The body work and paint... ding,ding,ding

After doing a 98% body resto on Zaraki. I didn't want to deal with rust anymore.
A factor which living in the salt belt is unheard of unless you find a garage queen.
Even then you'll have rusty fenders.
So I got my wish in the most unlikely of places.

The clean body and good paint won me over more so than the engine conversion.

So what's next...
Well I'm going to attempt to fix the small rust areas mentioned. Throw a few coats of undercarriage protection spray or por15 to stop and prevent any cancer.
I plan to swap the exterior, suspension, and interior items out with zaraki's items.
Then go with boost once all of it has been done.

In the interim I will be removing all the spare interchangeable items and stocking them in
the parts shed and my basement. Things I can't use or don't want to keep. Will be up for grabs. Even the b10 head.


So maybe I should rename this thread. Idk. We'll see.
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Old 02-12-2014, 11:02 PM
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YES! OBD 1 or 2?
Still sad to say good bye to a good friend though.
Good Night Sweet Prince! LOL
OBD1 conversion
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Old 02-12-2014, 11:05 PM
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I am very jealous given that my S52 swap is dead right now. Can't wait to see it, Joe.
No worries Mark the PO was a master tech and owned a several shops (actually the three on that block)
He gave me his notes on whats what.
So one of these weekends (uless you get it up and running before hand) we can try to resolve what's going on with your car.
As well maybe I'll learn some of the ins and out of the s52 in the process.
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Old 02-12-2014, 11:06 PM
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Congratulations !
thanks bro
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:27 AM
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That is one clean, straight looking car, great find.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:35 AM
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Thanks guys.
To be honest this car was a luck find.
My decision was between the oxford green M30b35 on BF.C, and 2 e38s (one in MA the other in NC).
The Green 535i from CT was actually the one I was going after before I stumbled across this one:

It's been on the market previously. But I'm to guess due to the location no one (but me) had ventured to get it.
Lucky for me the commissioner's mother lived only a few blocks away so I knew the neighborhood very well.
I spoke to the owner and he ran down the history of the car.
He bought it with a blown motor. Found a 99 m3 with a s52 and did a proper swap (a little west Indian accent)
Car had zero rust. Yeah right a up north car... in Brooklyn with zero rust. Not possible.

So I went to see it. It showed exactly how he described. The unibody had zero rust.
Of course there were a few minor sections in common places
(inside lower door trim rust, license plate light area rust bubbles, jack points with some on there)
But that was it.

So I dropped the coin for it actually more than the green e34 in ct.

My reason...
s52 no.
Less miles... no.
The body work and paint... ding,ding,ding

After doing a 98% body resto on Zaraki. I didn't want to deal with rust anymore.
A factor which living in the salt belt is unheard of unless you find a garage queen.
Even then you'll have rusty fenders.
So I got my wish in the most unlikely of places.

The clean body and good paint won me over more so than the engine conversion.

So what's next...
Well I'm going to attempt to fix the small rust areas mentioned. Throw a few coats of undercarriage protection spray or por15 to stop and prevent any cancer.
I plan to swap the exterior, suspension, and interior items out with zaraki's items.
Then go with boost once all of it has been done.

In the interim I will be removing all the spare interchangeable items and stocking them in
the parts shed and my basement. Things I can't use or don't want to keep. Will be up for grabs. Even the b10 head.


So maybe I should rename this thread. Idk. We'll see.
I think it is destined to be when you find a rare or unusual car in your 'backyard' at the exact time you are ready to buy. That is how it worked with my turbo Celica All Trac. It is also how it worked out with my E39 530i Sport. Glad you got this one with good body and interior too. I learned the hard way it is easier to correct mechanical things than it is to cut, sand, scrape, weld, paint, etc unless you own a body shop or work at one.

As far as my S52 goes, I am pretty sure I bought a bad one from the salvage yard that had been over revved. The crankshaft 'walked' in and out when under load from the A/C compressor and cracked some pistons. When these engines are over revved, they can take out the thrust bearing but the failure may not be obvious immediately. I am guessing it was over revved in the accident that caused the M3 donor to be scrapped. If I had installed it right away instead of 2 years after I bought it, I could have gone back to the salvage yard that sold it to me. I only put about 300 miles on this engine before it died. Another lesson learned.

Looking forward to seeing yours when this weather finally clears up.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:17 AM
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OBD1 conversion
Congrats, i think you need a name to reflect the Zaraki reincarnation.


& How fast is an OBD 1 converted S52 - e34?
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:43 AM
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Congrats, i think you need a name to reflect the Zaraki reincarnation.


& How fast is an OBD 1 converted S52 - e34?
OBD I converted S52 is good for about 260-270 crank HP with stock cams and a good chip tune. The OBD I intake manifold flows better above 3500 rpm. Reducing intake and exhaust restrictions is necessary to get to 270 HP in my experience. Stock E34 intake and exhaust will probably limit it to something closer to 260 HP. Joe is planning forced induction and that is one of those things where output will be proportional to how much money he pours into it. My 16 year old daughter drives my E34 some of the time so there is no way I am going to slap a turbo on it ... yet.

Increased torque with S52 makes the biggest daily difference in a converted E34. This engine has way more oomph than the M50. (Like that technical description?) Accels from 20-50 mph and 50-80 mph are much stronger and that covers a lot of the daily driving around here.

How fast depends on rear diff ratio and the driver. It also depends on where you live. The small town/municipality police in our area of NJ are not very tolerant of spirited driving and they all have radar guns. It is not easy to explore the performance envelope with out track time.

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OBD I converted S52 is good for about 260-270 crank HP with stock cams and a good chip tune. The OBD I intake manifold flows better above 3500 rpm. Reducing intake and exhaust restrictions is necessary to get to 270 HP in my experience. Stock E34 intake and exhaust will probably limit it to something closer to 260 HP. Joe is planning forced induction and that is one of those things where output will be proportional to how much money he pours into it. My 16 year old daughter drives my E34 some of the time so there is no way I am going to slap a turbo on it ... yet.

Increased torque with S52 makes the biggest daily difference in a converted E34. This engine has way more oomph than the M50. (Like that technical description?) Accels from 20-50 mph and 50-80 mph are much stronger and that covers a lot of the daily driving around here.

How fast depends on rear diff ratio and the driver. It also depends on where you live. The small town/municipality police in our area of NJ are not very tolerant of spirited driving and they all have radar guns. It is not easy to explore the performance envelope with out track time.
Thanks, was wondering if it was say on par with a 540... ?

And you lead me to my next question, NJ isn't that like the second least car friendly city in the US? Second only to NYC?
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:25 AM
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Congrats, i think you need a name to reflect the Zaraki reincarnation.


& How fast is an OBD 1 converted S52 - e34?
Her name is Brooklyn Snow.
Purchased in Brooklyn during our snow sweep.
The artik grau color is the same as the snow and ice lingering on the streets and street corners around NYC.

It just fit too well to deny.

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OBD I converted S52 is good for about 260-270 crank HP with stock cams and a good chip tune. The OBD I intake manifold flows better above 3500 rpm. Reducing intake and exhaust restrictions is necessary to get to 270 HP in my experience. Stock E34 intake and exhaust will probably limit it to something closer to 260 HP. Joe is planning forced induction and that is one of those things where output will be proportional to how much money he pours into it. My 16 year old daughter drives my E34 some of the time so there is no way I am going to slap a turbo on it ... yet.

Increased torque with S52 makes the biggest daily difference in a converted E34. This engine has way more oomph than the M50. (Like that technical description?) Accels from 20-50 mph and 50-80 mph are much stronger and that covers a lot of the daily driving around here.

How fast depends on rear diff ratio and the driver. It also depends on where you live. The small town/municipality police in our area of NJ are not very tolerant of spirited driving and they all have radar guns. It is not easy to explore the performance envelope with out track time.
Speaking to the PO he never replaced the diff just modified the driveshaft. IIRC 525s come with a 3.23lsd. but I have the 3.46LSD in Zaraki.
I plan on swapping it out Cleaning it and installing up once the weather clears up enough for me to get under the car.

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Thanks, was wondering if it was say on par with a 540... ?

And you lead me to my next question, NJ isn't that like the second least car friendly city in the US? Second only to NYC?
Yes 100%.
The previous owner did one hell of a job. He never travelled outside of Brooklyn so the suspension isn't bad.
Actually I'm trying to figure out what type of adjustable struts he placed on the front of the car.
They are black, with the dial button on top of the strut shaft.
As well another oddity it has ASC. I thought only 540m sports, M5s and a few 535s have ASC?

and NJ is a state or in some eyes the 6th Borough of NYC. (just joking with you)
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:48 PM
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Her name is Brooklyn Snow.
Purchased in Brooklyn during our snow sweep.
The artik grau color is the same as the snow and ice lingering on the streets and street corners around NYC.

It just fit too well to deny.



Speaking to the PO he never replaced the diff just modified the driveshaft. IIRC 525s come with a 3.23lsd. but I have the 3.46LSD in Zaraki.
I plan on swapping it out Cleaning it and installing up once the weather clears up enough for me to get under the car.



Yes 100%.
The previous owner did one hell of a job. He never travelled outside of Brooklyn so the suspension isn't bad.
Actually I'm trying to figure out what type of adjustable struts he placed on the front of the car.
They are black, with the dial button on top of the strut shaft.
As well another oddity it has ASC. I thought only 540m sports, M5s and a few 535s have ASC?

and NJ is a state or in some eyes the 6th Borough of NYC. (just joking with you)



Maybe I should get a brown diesle one and name it L.A SKY then.
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ASC was an option on 525i. My touring has it also. If you putting a turbo on it, the ASC will have to go. You will have to recode the ASC/ABS computer at that point or it will constantly throw error codes. Another option is to just swap in the ABS computer from my parts car. I am pretty sure it does not have ASC.

525i came with 3.23 diff if it had a manual 5 speed. If it had an automatic, the diff was a 4.10. Good idea to swap in the 3.46. That is a great performance ratio for this car and if it has ASC, it probably does not have limited slip diff.
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ASC was an option on 525i. My touring has it also. If you putting a turbo on it, the ASC will have to go. You will have to recode the ASC/ABS computer at that point or it will constantly throw error codes. Another option is to just swap in the ABS computer from my parts car. I am pretty sure it does not have ASC.

525i came with 3.23 diff if it had a manual 5 speed. If it had an automatic, the diff was a 4.10. Good idea to swap in the 3.46. That is a great performance ratio for this car and if it has ASC, it probably does not have limited slip diff.
Well i sorta agree.. Sorta not..

3.46 is probably like ideal on the street and overall yes. Until he has boost, then the longer ratio is better to keep it in the spool zone. 3.23 is probably then perfect.

Also, Why cant he just press the ASC button and turn it off? Or pull a fuse?


How ever, after 11 car ive never had Traction Control in any form.. Needless to say im good at recovering a car lol.
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Well i sorta agree.. Sorta not..

3.46 is probably like ideal on the street and overall yes. Until he has boost, then the longer ratio is better to keep it in the spool zone. 3.23 is probably then perfect.

Also, Why cant he just press the ASC button and turn it off? Or pull a fuse?


How ever, after 11 car ive never had Traction Control in any form.. Needless to say im good at recovering a car lol.
I always wanted it though!
I have 3.23 so no argument there but the 3.46 he has is LSD. His 3.23 is probably not.

ASC on these cars involves a second butterfly in a throttle body that makes the intake charge turn more than 45 degrees and I am sure it will negatively impact HP. It is fine with a stock 2.5 liter engine but otherwise probably too restrictive. Stability control involves both ABS actuation and closing this butterfly to limit engine power. I know most of the serious E36 tuners remove the ASC throttle body and install a higher flowing silicone intake boot. The other reason to remove it with forced induction is that it becomes one more possible failure point in a blow through turbo system.

In my experience with the E34, ASC is really good to have with new or bad drivers in the family but a good driver with limited slip diff will be just fine without it. Given that my daughter turns 16 in another month, I will be leaving ASC on my touring.

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Turn ASC off with the button, or take out the secondary butterfly so it thinks it is doing something, but is not.
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