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  1. bronx1987

    E39 530d touring "chasing the ponies"

    Had a little bit of time so did some cosmetic stuff. Installed a set of limited edition, dark blue velour with gold centre SR3 seats. I bought wedge brackets, was about 1 month wait time including shipping and well, for the price they are pretty sub par to be honest. I had to redrill a 8mm hole on the sliders to 10mm because the lowest bolt would not fit, also they forgot to drill a guide hole on the back inner part where the e39 has a pin. Once fitted, you cant get to the rear inner bolt on each seat, so basically have to remove the sliders from the bases, also the t50 bolts for the seatbelts are an absolute PITA to get on, I will have to either install them before mounting the seat in or swap to a normal bolt so I can get a spanner on them. But biggest downfall is the seat belt attachment doesnt have the 2 keeper pins that stop the attachment straight. But overall, the seats make up for it. Lucky I am over 190cm, so I can actually look over the steering wheel, but still cant see the bonnet.
  2. bronx1987

    E39 530d touring "chasing the ponies"

    Hey mate, AEM kit was easy enough to install, biggest issue I came across is having to modify my beautiful EGR delete pipe to weld a bung and MAP nipple to it. I bought the one from bimmertune which is vastly different to their picture, it is actually a nicely anodized black, now I need to weld a damn silver bung to it. @sinner has installed his meth kit and says it does good, once mine is mounted ill let you know how it goes. Biggest problem for all these turbos is the m57n2 turbos run a V Band style turbocharger, and the only V band manifold available sits between cyl 1 & 2, which is exactly where the e39 engine mounting arm sits, so it doesnt fit. Not to mention I cant even find a rear vband flange (4.33") to make my own downpipe, so I have to buy one from a m57n2 car and modify the downpipe to fit e39. To fit an m57n2 vband style turbo to a e39 is an insane amount of hassle, but once I get some CAD adapter plates made up, Ill post them here so people can get their own ones made up.
  3. bronx1987

    E34 Touring M57 (3.0d) Conversion

    This is the 35d MAF, if you have a tuner, get it scaled and perhaps get him to compare 35d MAF maps to the 30d MAF maps and adjust accordingly. Easy as.
  4. bronx1987

    E34 Touring M57 (3.0d) Conversion

    Nice stuff mate, In regards to your MAF, you can buy round style MAF's where you just bolt in the bosch sensor. Not sure if it is a 5 pin unit like original m57 where you can take the maf apart. I bought one that was 3.5" so I could hit my power goals, then just get your tuner to adjust it accordingly. Factory size is 3.22". However if it is a 4 pin unit, check out the round MAF from the early e60 535d both run same edc16 (PN 13628509725) This gives you tons more options with silicone hoses and where to install an air filter.
  5. bronx1987

    E39 530d touring "chasing the ponies"

    So a bit more on the updates. The OSG diff drives a treat, driven a few 100km, smooth as a babys bottom. Now as most of the mods have arrived, it is time to start doing the big stuff over the next month. This includes: -Fully sorting out my water meth system (havent welded a bung onto my egr delete pipe). -Tapping into my exhaust manifold to mount my EGT sensor. -4bar map sensor -My new big boy gtb2260v turbo, making a 3 bolt to vband adapter for the later style turbocharger, then getting all the piping including dump pipe ready. Believe it or not, but the dump pipe is most difficult as nobody sells the turbo/exhaust flange for this turbo on its own, so its either cut off from a dpf or buy a dpf delete pipe and modify it to fit my application. The turbo that I have bought is the 450hp+ model from fmic.eu The guys there have been awesone and the unit itself is scary large compared to the oem turbo. I also managed to pick up some limited edition recaro sr3 seats from Japan, which I will install once my seat brackets arrive. Once I get all the cad files together I will write up a list of items required to convert to the late model gtb2260v, including flanges, wiring diagrams etc.
  6. bronx1987

    E39 530d touring "chasing the ponies"

    So, just an update, I've been very busy with work, but I did get to do the late model m57 fuel upgrade thanks to @sinner. I also got around to fitting my OS Giken LSD. Both of these mods took.me over 12 hours each as the amount of custom work required is excessive. The biggest issue I found on the fuel conversion was the bending of the fuel lines. Even now they still interfere with the intake.manifold and the #5 injector line, the nut that mounts to the rail actually rubs on the manifold. I will sooner or later just get some custom lines made. The LSD was also a major hassle as bmw designed the housing in such a way that you cant actually install most LSD's without grinding the living daylight out of the casing, this is especially true for the diesel high offset pumpkins as they are even wider than their lower offset counterparts. So I spent 6 hours of grinding and filing just to get it to fit. All in all, once I actually swapped out my old 188k for the new 215k, the OSG drives as smooth as a helical or open diff, but grips like a clutch diff when really flogging it.
  7. bronx1987

    E39 530d touring "chasing the ponies"

    Thanks lads, and @sinner, yeah I know the gs6 gearbox, 26 tooth x35mm hence me having to get a custom twin plate made by spec (if they follow through on their word). I have only done the spring conversion for the cams, I dont think anyone offers the stud conversion for the cam caps. I know the rod and main bearings have ARP studs available which I might invest in (but want to push the limits of the factory engine) I am very keen on the brackets for the rail. I have to make all that stuff myself as no machine shop in Australia takes on a one off project.... Rather frustrating to be honest, so your 3d drawings help me out heaps. I am also still waiting on the turbo and if I get the electeonic VNT set up before you, I will let you know exactly how it was done and what maps we changed. In the mean time, I have started to install my AEM water meth kit and I have attached the pictures to show how and where I have mounted it.
  8. So to introduce myself, my name is Jean and I currently reside in Australia. I have found a UK import e39 525d touring which was in pretty bad shape. So I bought this car originally in August 2018 with a blown engine due to a failed HPFP. So I decided to rip the old donk out and build a 530d. So out came the d25, replaced it with a d30 from a x5 (only m57 gen1 engined car in OZ). I did a quick freshen up, all new mounts, rubbers, seals etc and in it went, quickly flashed the DDE4 to a 530d map with a stage 1 tune and it started right up. So once it passed inspection (god knows how it did) it was registered and I started to use it as a daily driver. Now this is where the fun began...... It drove like absolute sh*t. Once checked, turns out that every bushing and joint was basically non-existent. So of to buy the whole driveline catalogue: Meyle HD for bushes Febi Bilstein for arms Poly bushes for front arms (track days) Bearings are FAG DBA t2 large disk upgrade with EBC blue up front, bosch rotors with EBC red on rear Once that was done the car felt much better, however it still had a horrible vibration during higher speed, turns out the wheels were out of balance, but being cheap chinese wheels and tyres I decided to swap a spare pair of style 66 with some hankook rs3's on there. Will you look at that, wonderful, car drives pretty good now eventhough the ass felt a bit loose and the belt tensioner started clattering and hitting end to end. So theres me going on a search for what is wrong this time. Rear end was loose because the subframe mounts had 1cm+ thick cracks through them, so ordered the parts, 1hr to replace them and done. How about the tensioner rattling its tits off? What would cause that? Turns out my DMF had 10mm of play in it which at idle really messed things up. Solution? Bought the PMC m57 7kg flywheel and heavy duty clutch combo. Fixed the issue, however just to be safe I replaced the alternator pulley with a clutched pulley like what is found in the later model diesels. Finally the car was where it should be from factory, nice and smooth (minus that damned gearbox chatter from solid disks and SMF) So this is where the fun begins: I truly enjoy the grunt and torque this car has, but lets face it, in todays world under 500nm in a diesel is nothing. So I decided to search the wonderful web for what can be done. There are quite a few good posts on forums and the most useful one by far was on here by "Sinner - restarting the 530d", I can not thank him enough for the fuel system upgrade DIY post. So I have decided to set myself some goals: Break the 1000nm mark! So the parts list was made up: Gearbox- 53dz out of the later model cars. Clutch- Spec clutches twin disk 1400nm capable. Differential- 215k OS giken LSD. Front brakes- wilwood forged superlight 6 piston with 2 piece rotors. Suspension- eibach pro kit with b8 on front and b6 on rear, custom sway bars 28mm front and 20mm rear. Engine: -Stock m57d30 with upgraded valve springs. -Fuel system upgrade to cp3 r90 @1800bar (thank you Sinner) Stock 530d injectors with Farid high flow nozzles -AEM V3 water meth kit -Turbo is from FMIC.eu 460hp+ unit with custom m57n2 vband to 3 bolt adapter. -Custom 3" exhaust with 100 cell cat and magnaflow muffler. I will be posting updates and pictures along the way, however this may take some time as covid has really delayed a lot of my items from Europe. Mainly turbo and gearbox. If anyone has any questions or wants measurements, dimensions etc I am more than happy to help out.
  9. bronx1987

    Restart E39 530d Sport Touring

    Yes, about the injector body it is correct, they might or might not flow a bit more. The 535d injector nozzle flows enough to get 350hp @ 1600bar and 450hp at 1800bar, also it requires the r90 pump. The factory e39 530d injectors flow to 290hp @ 1350bar, so perhaps by the time we get to 1600 bar like factory 535d they would be close to 350hp capability? Darkside is kind of like the rest of us, they buy random stuff, slap it together and see if it holds, then go from there. All the nozzles I have listed were for the 145deg angle, also trying to compare them to the darkside firad nozzles in overall hole size. I may have missed what 535d nozzles I was comparing, It may have been the m57n or m57n2 but one of them is only a 6 hole nozzle also some models like 535d and 335d have different injector numbers, so I may have mixed those up. Either way, I would love to grab some 535d bodies and throw on some 145deg nozzles with the same overall hole dimensions as the factory 535d nozzles. But not to hijack your post. So your centre console was it the factory e39 plastic/sponge top? I always wanted a leather cover for it (like the e46) but mine is plastic.
  10. bronx1987

    Restart E39 530d Sport Touring

    Just to help you guys with nozzle options a bit more: Factory 530d nozzles are 5x0.175mm 535d nozzles are 6x0.16mm (flow up to 450hp with the r90 cp3) 145p763 nozzles 5x0.185mm 145p 1091 5x0.20mm ~ (huge flow) 144p 1050 6x0.18mm ~ (huge flow) FIRAD 142p 795 5x0.18mm These are all DSLA and DLLA Common rail injector nozzles, so they should all be interchangeable. If I get time I might buy a 535d injector and have a look to see what flow rates change to with the different nozzles. Also, I have found out e39 525d (ending in 048) and 530d (ending in 047 or 266) injectors are identical except for the injector tips, so you can always pick up a 525d injector set if its cheaper and just swap nozzles on them.
  11. bronx1987

    Restart E39 530d Sport Touring

    Sorry if this might be hijacking this thread, but wanted to add some semi valuable info to this thread, if you require high flow nozzles the nozzles from a citroen PEUGEOT 406 HDI fit. If you do want to buy new, Firad sells them PN ASLA 142P795, just find your nearest dealer and ask them how much for a set of 6.
  12. bronx1987

    Restart E39 530d Sport Touring

    Have you had any luck building a harness for the servo motor? I have been speaking to "turbobot" the tuning company and have been trying to figure out what type of harness they have for the servo, so it turns out there are 2 ways of doing this. One is with the schematics in this thread, 2x resistors and a mosfet, or their way which is only 1 resistor (I dont know where tho) The email describing it is this: "You need reverse pwm. With 2 resistors and mosfet OR Only 1 resistor and revers pwm in maps Option with reverse pwm in maps is better because its impossible to fail. But mosfet didnt" Not quite sure how to make sense of this.
  13. bronx1987

    Restart E39 530d Sport Touring

    hey mate, just in case you havent tested the n75 valve, it is 300hz, discovered it yesterday.
  14. bronx1987

    Restart E39 530d Sport Touring

    the kit i have bought from PMC is this one: https://pmcmotorsport-shop.com/product-eng-2056-Performance-clutch-set-BMW-M57.html This kit is great, but it is insanely noisy and no fun to drive at any time other than track. However, if you want something that is much better, buy the following parts: PMC lightweight m57 flywheel 7.5kg Sachs performance pressure plate PN 883082001243 Spec clutch disk SBD663FS ( you will need to ask them through customer support) This will hold 800nm (400hp) perhaps even more and feel and drive near identical to factory. You will have a very minor amount of gearbox chatter due to only having a sprung hub disk instead of a DMF, but with the right transmission oil mix, its barely noticeable. I might have to see if there are any diesel injector specialists in Australia as nobody ever wants to touch bmw stuff here, the last thing I want to do is blow an engine which is non existent here as its all import only.
  15. bronx1987

    Restart E39 530d Sport Touring

    where did you buy your turbo? Also what clutch are you running? I have the PMC kit with a Spec clutch, which they state holds 800nm, however ive seen the same pressure plate hold 1000nm in twin disk setups. So I am wondering if I should push for 1000nm or not. Also are you doing the Injector tips yourself or are you getting a company to do it? Ive taken a few injectors apart and they are pretty simple.
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