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post #151 of 291 Old 15th April 2016, 06:21 PM
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Nice use of billet Al! Love it.
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post #152 of 291 Old 15th April 2016, 08:09 PM
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M5 or not....this is the type of build thread this forum needs!

love it! good look with every step man!


oh and....BRING BACK THE E39 M5!!!!

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Why not pull the engine and trans as single unit, since your going to replace the engine anyway and it has to come out eventually?
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post #154 of 291 Old 15th April 2016, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Nice use of billet Al! Love it.
Definitely done this more than once!
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M5 or not....this is the type of build thread this forum needs!
love it! good look with every step man!
oh and....BRING BACK THE E39 M5!!!!
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Why not pull the engine and trans as single unit, since your going to replace the engine anyway and it has to come out eventually?
I will be doing that when the engine and 6MT go back in, the engine crane isn't in my possession yet (will purchase soon) and I didn't really mind pulling the trans out the bottom. Taller jack stands were purchased for this reason so the work area was prepped for a bottom removal.

But boy-howdy I can't wait to install turbos with the block on an engine stand, it will be a nice change from busting my hands against heat shield in the engine bay.

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But boy-howdy I can't wait to install turbos with the block on an engine stand, it will be a nice change from busting my hands against heat shield in the engine bay.

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ever thought of about doing an S52 turbo build....or consulting on one? lol

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post #156 of 291 Old 17th April 2016, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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ever thought of about doing an S52 turbo build....or consulting on one? lol
I am not knowledgeable enough on the E36, S52, or turbos in general to be a huge asset. But I wholeheartedly support turbos on anything and am always down to kick ideas around!

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The M5 LSD needed some modification and after testing fitting it with my exhaust and pull rods I knew what to cut off. It was a balance of removing enough material for adequate clearance, with leaving as much as possible for cooling, while making it look as good as possible. I am pretty happy how it came out.

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Oem M5 heatsink


...aaaaaaaand it's GONE!


Pretty hacked up after the cutting


After some more grinding and sanding






535xi and M5 top, modded M5 bottom


Prepped the axles for install, the threads had been hit with some anti-rust coating which needed to be cleaned



Had to pull out the motor for the telescoping wheel function, the bolts were very hard to reach and I am not looking to putting them back in.






Paddle shift steering wheel and control module removed along with the console and electronic gear selector.


Hole punched out for manual shifter :banana


Didn't have the special tool to lock the flywheel/starter in place while the FW bolts are removed so this was my solution.



One hurdle to clear will be the transmission support and bracket. According to RealOem I have compatible part numbers but that is not the reality, the mounting points for where the bracket connects to the trans are different since my trans was sourced from an e9X 335i. The E6X support, bracket, and bushing combo is monstrous compared to the E9X setup. I really like the design of the E6X bushings where it allows the upper bracket to reside inside the bushing, it makes a lot of sense and IMO the design better suited for high torque than the 335i mount.

My goal is to use the E60 support and either modify the top bracket have one made to make the mounting locations work. Not sure which direction to go yet.

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Trans with 335i bracket (holes align)


535i bracket (improper fit)


E6X vx E9X


Showing how the E6x bracket feet mount inside the bushings



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Love this build! Cannot wait to see it all finished!


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Great work so far. This thread remind me of the MITE46 thread from E46fanatics.
I looked up his builds and I must say that is quite a compliment, thank you.
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Love this build! Cannot wait to see it all finished!
Glad you are enjoying it.

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I ended up making a tool to remove the rear differential bushings, part Habor Freight wheel bearing tool, part Home Depot hardware, part 36mm socket I have for the axle nuts. The 36mm socket was a great fit for the front bushings.


Bushings out


Oem vs MFactory Solid (rubber)


Bushings in


M5 axles in


Look how close the outer CV joint is to the wheel carrier!


My test fitting and eye balling suggested fitment would be tight but I didn't think it would be THIS tight! Clearance is literally 1-2mm
If it fits it fits!


LSD, the traction drug


Test fitting pull rods with the modified LSD heatsink.


Looking good


Exhaust should clear no problem


Cleaned up more heat shield



...and my RD Sport sways


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- Hexon RR550 Hybrid Turbos, Custom Turbo Inlets, AR DP, VRSF 7" IC, ER CP, Tial BOV, RB PCV, BMS OCC,
- BMS JB4, E85 Flash, Fuel-It Stage 2 LPFP, EOS Port Injection Manifold, Custom 3" Exhaust
- OEM M5 Front Bumper, OEM M5 Front Fenders (Vents Deleted), OEM M5 Skirts, OEM M5 Mirrors, M-Tech Rep Rear Bumper
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This is a hell of a thread... just one question... are you some type of engineer??

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