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  1. Hi guys, thought I'd document the progress on my E34 Touring M57 Swap, started at the beginning of the year and hoping to have it finished by the end of Spring. This is not intended to be a guide but a documentation of the build for any future owners, I'm more than happy to help with any questions/queries but won't have answers or solutions to every question as still trying to figure out things myself. The problem with the M57 swap into an E34 is that information is very limited on the internet, the conversion has been done many times in and around Europe but finding information on RHD swapped cars proved to be difficult. Immediate issues we discovered was the clearance of the steering box with the turbo, the sump will also collide with the subframe due to rear mounted pan, amongst many other things such as wiring, propshaft etc, thankfully the information I was able to find on the internet cleared up some of these issues which I will detail below. I'm hoping to be able to retain the 6spd and source a 95+ HIGH Interior Loom so that the E46 check control system and anything associated with it can be used, I've also managed to source a "short" engine harness that allows for the M57 to be ran in any situation, all the wires are labelled and it has wiring for the ECU, Canbus system, RPM signal and much more, if anyone is interested in this let me know and I'll point you the right way. A bit of information on the car and the donor car.. 1994 E34 525tds Touring -M51D25 -Calypso-Red -Manual 5spd -126000 miles 2004 E46 330d (204) -M57D30TU -EGR, DPF, Swirl Flap Delete. Stainless 2.5" Full Exhaust -Dyno Printout @ 321bhp/611nm (unsure how accurate this is) -Manual 6spd -172000 miles --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- First job was to remove the old M51D25 from the Touring, this engine is going to be used in an E30 Touring that my friend is putting together, it's a fairly easy process but both the engine and engine bay was completely covered in oil and grease, definitely a messy job but the engine and box were eventually removed aswell as any other related wiring/ancillaries. I'll be spending some time on making the engine bay nicer later. For the M57 I’d definitely recommend having a full donor car as you’ll want to keep a few bits for the conversion, here's a rough list of what I kept and what I found that’ll I need. -Full Running gear and ancillaries (Engine, gearbox, propshaft) - (I'll be using the E46 6spd GS6-53DZ gearbox with a custom prop) -Power steering lines -Engine loom, fuse/relay box -Throttle pedal as it’s electronic -ECU (DDE) -Radiator and hoses (If not going uprated) -Intercooler and piping -E38 730d Sump/Oil Pan with pick up. -E38 passenger (cold side) engine mount -E34 525tds driver (hot side) engine mount (See below) The factory air box setup was cut as it is moulded as part of the valve cover and can’t be removed, it also tidied up the engine a bit and allows for turbo piping to come upwards, I took the MAF sensor off the housing (this will be modified later) and cut the plastic cowl with a dremel up to the bolt channels for the valve cover, gave the block a clean and paint whilst it was all off. The standard turbo manifold can simply be flipped the other way round as the ports/flanges match up perfectly. The 330d M57 sump is rear panned, this causes issues with clearance as it sits directly over the subframe, I used a E38 730d oil pan and pick up as these are front panned, the sump will however still need slight modification as it still doesn’t clear the subframe fully, still waiting to do this myself but will update with pictures once it’s done. The 730d was never available in the UK so I had to source one from Lithuania, think I was about £400 all in for the mounts and sump inc shipping. I then removed the original passenger side engine mount and used the 730d engine mount after cleaning up the threads, the block is universal between all M57's so all the mounting holes are the same but the original mount used different holes, some wd40 and a bolt wound in and back a few times worked fine. For the driver side the original TDS mounts were used, I had to drill out the holes slightly with a 10mm drill bit for the original engine mount bolts as they are slightly too big.. Next up is to remove the the sump again and have it modified slightly to clear the subframe fully. Will update in the near future!
  2. Bmw Breaking E46 330d Touring, Manual, Individual, Estoril Blue, Harman Kardon, Glass sunroof 2001 Touring, M57b30 and a 5 speed manual in for breaking This is a individual, in Estoril Blue, with some good option's. The highlight's being:- Sport's grey electric leather Harmon Kardon hi-fi system Glass sunroof Sport suspension The full option list is:- S785AWhite direction indicator lights S789ABMW LA wheel Individual S403AGlass roof electrical S431AInterior mirror with automaticdip S439AInterior trim finishers matt chrome S459ASeat adjuster electric with memory S470AIsofixSystem S481ASports seat S411AWindow liftselectricfrontrear S473AArmrest front S661ARadio BMW Business C43 S672ACD changer for 6 CDs S674AHiFi System Harman Kardon S502AHeadlight cleaning system S508APark Distance Control PDC S521ARain sensor S534AAutomatic air conditioning S520AFog lights S550AOnboard computer S210ADynamic stability control S226ASports suspension settings S249AMultifunction f steering wheel S255ASports leather steering wheel S261ASide airbags for rear passengers S302AAlarm system S386ARoof railing Located in the Uk, junction 16 off the M1
  3. For sale is a set of two TRW front track control arms - LEFT and RIGHT. Part numbers: JTC 1069 / JTC 1070 - BMW part numbers: 31122282121 / 31122282122 Will fit all BMW e46 3 series models with factory M Technic suspension - Sport models or vehicles fitted with S226 option - Sports suspension settings - check your VIN. It will also fit Z4M models e85/86 and possibly other non M Z4s - but please check first. Please be aware that they do differ from non sport arms, as the angles of ball joints are different. They are brand new and original TRW ones in their orignal packaging. One package was only opened to take pictures. Bought for my own e46 320Ci Sport, but they have never been fitted, as it turned out that only my suspension bushes were worn. Price is £230 including P&P or collection in person from New Milton Hampshire at a discounted price. Selling as I'm having a garage clear out, so please check my other items as well.
  4. MrSweet1991

    BMW E60 530D/525D M Sport

    Hi All, Looking for a BMW E60 530D M Sport ideally around West Midlands but don't mind travelling. Let me know what you've got!
  5. Hello all I've recently bought a W reg E46 330d (auto) with 97K miles on the clock - with few mot advisories- namely replacing rear shocks, front discs+ pads, n/s/r brake pipe corrosion etc. The car's previous owner had it for about 30K miles and didn't go beyond changing tyres/rear brake disks during the period of his ownership. I believe the diesels have a GM box. Hence am keen on getting the gearbox oil changed by Michael ds although it would be a bit of trek to scotland from Lincoln. What I would really appreciate from fellow E46 330d owners is: At this mileage / with this engine and gearbox combination+ minimal previous service history: I would like to draw on fellow member's E46/330d experiences and learn as much as possible about what preventative maintenance I can undertake and in what order to partially reduce the chances of really big repair bills / breakdowns. Thank you
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