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      12-16-2013, 01:46 AM   #89
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      12-16-2013, 04:48 AM   #90
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Is McKenna doing the engine swap?
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Mike,

Is McKenna doing the engine swap?
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      12-16-2013, 03:32 PM   #92
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This thread is great read mike. Let me know what you think of the new engine mounts. One minute its no where on my radar then all of a sudden Warot brings it up and now you! I was thinking of doing rear sub-frame and diff bushings first when the time comes.
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      12-16-2013, 09:23 PM   #93
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Definitely give us your feedback on the mounts. I have experience with them on S54 & S52 applications and they are great. No vibrations and the power train does seem to stay in place much better than the stock mounts. Less movement makes for easier shifting that's for sure.
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      12-16-2013, 11:07 PM   #94
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It seems everyone is talking about mounts and bushings right now. Everything I've read suggests subframe bushings are a no-brainer.

I hear differing things about the diff bushings. Some say it increases noise from the rear end.

On the engine mounts, most say that they result in a lot of increased vibrations and are too much for a street car.

Definitely looking forward to your experience, Mike.
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      12-17-2013, 01:23 AM   #95
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Well, can u spill the beans? Who's doing your swap, judging by the Bimmers in the background and how well organized the shop is, it had to be a dealer no?
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Quick tease... 04 E46 M3 purchased for the race build. Stay tuned!
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Two more... Car will be converted from SMG to 6MT
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This won't be in here for long. If anyone wants an immaculate S54, let us know
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      12-17-2013, 11:11 AM   #99
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This won't be in here for long. If anyone wants an immaculate S54, let us know
The only thing I'm missing is an equally immaculate E86 Z4M chassis to put it in.
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The only thing I'm missing is an equally immaculate E86 Z4M chassis to put it in.
Or... E89 Z4. A long-standing "never going to happen" fantasy of mine.

Good luck with the project, BPM! I can't wait to see the S65 powered race car.
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good thread good car good motor nice idea!!!
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      12-17-2013, 02:09 PM   #102
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This build thread is moving quick!

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It seems everyone is talking about mounts and bushings right now. Everything I've read suggests subframe bushings are a no-brainer.

I hear differing things about the diff bushings. Some say it increases noise from the rear end.

On the engine mounts, most say that they result in a lot of increased vibrations and are too much for a street car.

Definitely looking forward to your experience, Mike.
I'm upgrading motor mounts next Monday actually. Will update my build thread when it's completed and have a few miles on it.

And I've got 76k on mine, so I can only assume they are shot. I can't tell that they are bad though.
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I'm upgrading motor mounts next Monday actually. Will update my build thread when it's completed and have a few miles on it.

And I've got 76k on mine, so I can only assume they are shot. I can't tell that they are bad though.
I look forward to feedback. Are you going with the VT street mounts?
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Well, can u spill the beans? Who's doing your swap, judging by the Bimmers in the background and how well organized the shop is, it had to be a dealer no?
Looks like McKenna doing the swap on the e90 if I had to guess. Another shop for the S54 to S65 swap though.
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      12-17-2013, 05:41 PM   #105
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Looks like McKenna doing the swap on the e90 if I had to guess. Another shop for the S54 to S65 swap though.
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...4&postcount=92

The car is not at McKenna.
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      12-17-2013, 08:59 PM   #106
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Small update.. Car should be ready tomorrow. We've been carefully inspecting the e46 before the motor is pulled. Aside from knowing the previous owner very well and the piles of maintenance records, we wanted to make sure the engine is working properly in case someone purchases the S54. Vanos issues are common with these cars, and for that reason we performed factory diagnostic checks. Everything looks spot on perfect!

Transmission fluid on the E90 was flushed, and the engine is installed. The cleanup crew discarded the expansion tank, so a new one is on the way tomorrow and she'll be on the road again!
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      12-17-2013, 09:05 PM   #107
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Here are the results of the E46 M3 Vanos Test:



Transmission Oil being drained:

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      12-17-2013, 09:51 PM   #108
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Very nice Mike,Cant wait to see both cars done.
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Thanks everyone! Will update the thread tomorrow if the car is completed. For now the E46 sleeps pending engine removal:
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      12-18-2013, 12:18 PM   #110
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V8s in E46s always sounds like music to my ears.

Seems like quite a pricey feat to swap in a new S65B40 into your E90 when your current low-mileage S65B40 is working well. I very quickly skimmed through the thread, so I apologize for overlooking a few things. But wouldn't a rod bearing replacement potentially remedy your concerns about your oil analysis results?
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