grannyknot

Thinking about installing an BMW M6 engine in my Z

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    8 hours ago, Captain Obvious said:

    Beautiful. Let's not go through that again!!   :excl:

    Amen brother.

    Installed the cams and timing set today, just have to get the flywheel, clutch and transmission on and I can start dropping it back in the car, with any luck I can get it on the road before they start laying down salt.

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    3 hours ago, grannyknot said:

    with any luck I can get it on the road before they start laying down salt.

    And you need to do that. Because if you don't, you'll just spend all winter wondering!    :)

    Good luck, and may the wind be at your back!

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    On 10/23/2017 at 6:31 PM, grannyknot said:

    3-4 days away.

    Yeah, right. Everything that could suck away my spare time happened since my last post, but she's done, on the road again!  Took it for a spin today and everything feels good, I guess I'll have to observe some kind of a break in period.

    IMG_0165.JPGI got such a smoking deal on this new toy I couldn't pass it up, not sure what I'm going to do with it just yet, but I'm sure it will end up in a Z at some point. This is an S54  M engine 2001 - 2006, the last of the big straight sixes from bmw before they started slapping turbos on everything.

    3.2L, cast iron block, aluminum head, DOHC, 24 valve, variable valve timing, 10.5:1 compression, 8000 rpm red line,  without the cats 343hp without any tweaks. Best of all it is 3.5" shorter than the S38 engine and has a rear mounted sump so installation would be a breeze compared to the S38. It came with a 6 speed manual trans, engine wiring harness and ECU. Something to play with this winter:D

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    Congrats Chris, that's awesome that you were able to get the car back up and running before storage! 

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    If I swapped out my L, the S54 would be close to top of the list. Only thing I don't like about it is the weight. I've considered doing that swap in my E30 as well, but again, weight (also cost and effort).

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    13 hours ago, grannyknot said:

    3.2L, cast iron block, aluminum head, DOHC, 24 valve, variable valve timing, 10.5:1 compression, 8000 rpm red line,  without the cats 343hp without any tweaks. Best of all it is 3.5" shorter than the S38 engine and has a rear mounted sump so installation would be a breeze compared to the S38. It came with a 6 speed manual trans, engine wiring harness and ECU.

    Would that fit in a P1800? LOL

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    On 11/3/2017 at 7:11 PM, grannyknot said:

    This is an S54  M engine 2001 - 2006, the last of the big straight sixes from bmw before they started slapping turbos on everything.

    I had an 01 M roadster for a little while. It was silly fast. I love that motor. It is one of my favorites, so sexy...:blush:

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    There is a site that is dedicated to engine swaps, he has thousands of write ups about the projects, some are brilliant, some will make you winch.  He just did a write up on my car, https://www.engineswapdepot.com/?p=18991

    Thanks to my good buddy @Careless I picked up an orphan  that needed a home... it was also free, BMW 4.0L V8  Haven't a clue what I'm going to do with it but the price was right.

     

     

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    The last oil analysis said there was a lot of sand and dirt in the oil so I got rid of the K&N filter and pick up a proper paper filter from a 2008 Mustang, that should take care of that.

    IMG_0292.JPGI never did like the spliter/stiffener I made last year, the piece of aluminum wasn't wide enough and looked kinda weird,

    IMG_0330.JPGSo I picked up a full size piece and started again, I'm going BOSOZOKU !

    IMG_0414.JPGIMG_0415.JPGIMG_0416.JPGMade up some new clam shell pieces to clamp onto the lower lip of the air dam,

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    The last oil analysis said there was a lot of sand and dirt in the oil so I got rid of the K&N filter and pick up a proper paper filter from a 2008 Mustang, that should take care of that.
    IMG_0292.thumb.JPG.8e400c0afb5274326244bfe96f18091c.JPGI never did like the spliter/stiffener I made last year, the piece of aluminum wasn't wide enough and looked kinda weird,
    IMG_0330.thumb.JPG.bb17804f55f18ab5c992a729b56d0ab1.JPGSo I picked up a full size piece and started again, I'm going BOSOZOKU !
    IMG_0414.thumb.JPG.0a26fdb6568fcd0114bb0e6210650b6f.JPGIMG_0415.thumb.JPG.2b24a17ebc3df6ca9fd9b742abe748d3.JPGIMG_0416.thumb.JPG.b5367c391c4f5d5ed934596b53094ab4.JPGMade up some new clam shell pieces to clamp onto the lower lip of the air dam,
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    I think I would try and replace those bolt, nut and lockwasher fasteners to a rivnut in the splitter. And some shorter bolts...
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    6 hours ago, siteunseen said:

    Too bad he went that far and didn't bother to finish it, sounds like everything other than the paint needs sorting out.

    6 hours ago, wheee! said:

    I think I would try and replace those bolt, nut and lockwasher fasteners to a rivnut in the splitter. And some shorter bolts... 

    So you mean finish it properly?  Maybe I'll get to it one of these days:rolleyes:

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