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  1. Introductions
    Hello ladies and gents, just popping me head. Lurked around a bit and borrowed some knowledge before signing up. Currently putting my car back together after changing the clutch, and now other bits as I go along, crank sensor is one that has come up, had no power to fuse 18 (hopefully solution...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, i see in forum someone build great m52 engine with s50b30 intake manifold. Maybe someone have intake manifold flange model/drawing?
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I have S50 exhaust header on my M52 and pipes 1 and 3 from bank one touch the engine block, I wanted to know if it is bad for the bock ? should I try thicker gasket or bend them ? I have also a ticking (1/2 rpm of the engine) that i can't identify even with stethoscope, and i was wondering...
  4. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Was looking for an E28 and came across this. From the article: This E28 528i is offered by its BMW specialist shop owner and builder who describes at as clean, fast, comfortable, reliable and “much more engaging than an E28 M5.” Starting from a clean, high-spec RHD donor car, it’s been fitted...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    This should be fun to drive. From the article: This 1996 BMW 318ti is a one owner car that’s said to have been driven straight from the dealer to DME Engineering in Los Angeles where it received a US-spec E36 M3 S50 engine, transmission and front suspension. Said to have been built with...
  6. Items WANTED - Post any wanted adverts in here
    After some parts for an engine build. Anyone have anything let me know. M50b25 nv inlet cam M54b30 inlet cam m54b30 crank s50b32 pistons n rods Engine mounts (beefy/ polly mounts) Z3 steering rack Z3 2.8/3.0 Diff & shafts Thanks!
  7. BMW Engine Conversions
    hi guys, I search an adapterplate or an CAD file. I will fix the S50 ITB to an US M3 (S50 US/M50) head. In england gives a shop for an adapterplate, but I can find it on the internet. Manny people has made this work before. Can any of use help me? Sorry for my bad english.
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    i have a manual 95 s50, my gears all work perfectly and shift smoothly, But today i have experienced an issue, when i shifted into second and gave it some throttle a weird metal like squeak thud, i guess you can call it started going about right where my transmission sits. i have tried pulling...
  9. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    I was driving at about thirty mph this morning when there was a metallic rattle (sounded like a chain failing?) from the engine then the engine lost all power and stopped. Before this it had been running a bit lumpily at idle but wasn't making any untoward noises at all. Cranking it over gave a...
  10. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    could anybody tell me where i could hire or buy the tools needed to set up the camshaft and to align the vanos units. Alternatively I would be interested to hear of someone who could set these up for us......I am aware of a Dr Vanos but he has not replied to several phone calls or e mails .
  11. BMW Tuning Forum
    anyone have a m3 s50 with stage 1 camshaft how does it idle whats it like to drive low down the rpm any info please :)
  12. BMW Engine Conversions
    I stress I'm not gonna do this but reading all the engine conv threads has anyone done this is it possible, I'm thinking e36 engines because of cost, also if you want a 300bhp 330 you have to supercharge which means a few grand, again I say I ain't planning this I'd much rather a e46 m3
  13. General BMW Discussions
    I'm looking at M3s at the moment and would appreciate a bit more info on common engine problems. Apparently both suffer from bottom end wear if used hard and typically would benefit from some new bearings around the 120-150k mileage range before things start to break. Can this be confirmed? I...
  14. BMW Tuning Forum
    Ive been thinking about this for a while instead of doing a M50 conversion and from what I can see only from pics the stud patterns look the same on the heads so would it be a simple case of putting a S50 manifold on and getting a S50 throttle cable and rig up the pipe work job done ?:confused
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  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Been searching for ARP rod bolts for a S50 M3 motor, they are around £100 before postage. So trying to get a good price and searching the interweb I found they are cheaper in the USA (suprise suprise) even with the postage they are cheaper. Not 100% if they are the right bolts down to them not...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Its time to get this done! recent events lead me to believe its not, if, but when! I've been looking across the web for a set of ARP conecting rod bolts for an E36 M3 evo, S50B32. I can't seem to find the correct bolts??? Will it be the same bolts as for 3.0 M3? If some one knows where they...
  17. BMW Engine Conversions
    I'm looking to build a full track/drift car and have chosen the e30 as a good platform to start :) What I want to know is which is the best engine to swap? For out of the box power, and possible forced induction in distant future I've never done an engine swap before, but I have loads of good...
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