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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. Hey there! I'm having some problems with my e39 530d :/. It's stuttering when driving, it has power and everything but it's just not running smoothly. I have changed: 2 injectors, the fuel pressure regulator which sits on top of high pressure fuel pump, the fuel pump underneath the driver, fuel filter and also the sensor on top of the fuel filter and still after all of this, it's running smoothly. Could the vortex breather be the case here? I changed the small filter which sits in the case but maybe the valve that's next to it might be problematic, could that be the case?
  3. hello i just want to show you guys my little project here in norway i just bought myself a 525dat in good condition that im going to give more power. then i bought myself an alpina d10 biturbo engine. my goal is to reach more than 300bhp out on the wheels, the engine have managed 440whp with a bigger single turbo previously here's the option list : i also got a set of style 95 wheels that is coming on to the car very soon, and im also going to fit my contourseats from a preface e38 into my facelift e39. here are som pictures:
  4. Hi All, Ive been having issues with the 530D touring which I bought t'other week... I was told that it was slow when I bought her - and she was! The seller also said the MAF was unplugged as he thought this was at fault... When I got home, after a closer investigation, the vacuum pipe to the turbo had fallen off - replaced and things improved quite a bit. Also, I plugged the MAF back in - this didn't really make much difference - it just stopped the tiny amount of diesel smoke which I expected. Then the next time I went out in it, it started intermittently boosting. Sometimes it would drive ok (still slower than it should be), then other times, it wouldn't boost and the engine had no power above 3200rpm. Top speed with foot flat down was about 45mph ish (it would actually go faster with part throttle!) The lack of boost got worse, to the point where it just never happened! After a bit of fiddling, the car performs best with the MAF plugged in, and the MAP unplugged - second the MAP is plugged back in, the turbo stops boosting (the turbo actually sounds different!). I assumed that the MAP must be faulty, tried to clean it, but it made no difference. Ive just fitted a new one from ECP today, and it made no difference - so I now guess that there's nothing wrong with the old MAP after all, but why does it run better when it is unplugged? I also did a 0-60 test to try and get a benchmark figure - ok, I know a mate with a stopwatch ain't the most accurate test, but shes taking +11.5sec to 60mph - I was expecting high 8's. Any ideas?

    Serpentine Belt Layout e60 525d

    BMW WATER PUMP (40)_cut_part1(1).mp4can anyone help me refitting a serpentine belt 525d 2008 not sure if I have right belt is there a diagram anywhere I have a power steering pump at top right with alternator below and idler below that total 7 pulleys to go round (separate belt on compressor air con.) looks like back of belt runs on alternator can this be right.??