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      01-14-2016, 01:18 PM   #1
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Engine replacement DIY--has anyone done one?

Just curious, I am about to tackle this and was wondering if anyone has done an engine swap DIY or if I should go ahead and picture document EVERYTHING and post the procedure I used.

Thoughts or DIY write up location?

Thanks!
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      01-14-2016, 03:41 PM   #2
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Just curious, I am about to tackle this and was wondering if anyone has done an engine swap DIY or if I should go ahead and picture document EVERYTHING and post the procedure I used.

Thoughts or DIY write up location?

Thanks!
I don't recall seeing one. If you're doing one for the community it would benefit us all.
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      01-15-2016, 12:39 AM   #4
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A DIY would be much appreciated!
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Cool, The engine arrives Monday. I will probably start in the next week or two....
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1. Remove old engine
2. Install new engine
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1. Remove old engine
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No pics? Sheesh!
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LOL, captain obvious.
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Would love to see a detailed write up of this.
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Think there's a thread on this going on over in the engine section:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1216187
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      01-28-2016, 09:57 PM   #11
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Yep, rc and I have "talked" via text, damn good start with his stuff and the beginning of the clutch DIY he references....hopefully I won't get lazy with the pics. If I take the time to take the pics it will be complete, from jacks stands to on the ground....

Otherwise, I guess I will fill in the blanks.

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Think there's a thread on this going on over in the engine section:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1216187
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      02-03-2016, 10:39 PM   #12
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Transplant starts this weekend.

I am hoping to get the motor out Saturday and it might be another Saturday or two before it is done. Unfortunately the garage I am using isn't mine, otherwise it would be a week long project. I am going to time lapse the whole project along with a (hopefully) comprehensive DIY with pics.

It's go time......

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      02-04-2016, 10:47 PM   #13
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The M is packed up with all fluids, new flywheel, clutch kit, all other misc crap and my tools. I never realized how damn big this trunk is...

Hopefully it doesn't blow the F*(k up on the 10 mile drive!!! Sounds fine, but I know she's on borrowed time....

Update with pics tomorrow or Saturday night!!!
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Got the engine and transmission pulled today. I should have the pics re-sized and ready to post tomorrow....
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Got the engine and transmission pulled today. I should have the pics re-sized and ready to post tomorrow....
Chris , Please keep us posted..
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I am working on the post now....
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DIY is up!!!
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