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M50/S50/S52 E30 Conversion

Discussion in 'E30 (1984-1993)' started by MGarrison, Jan 14, 2009.

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    granthr

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    In PA it depends on what County you live in. Some counties are more intrusive then others. In high population counties they sniff the exhaust. Others they only check the gas cap, and I think there are still some that don't do anything.

    If you drive less than 5,000 miles a year you don't have to have your exhaust sniffed no matter what county you are in.

    Cars with a classic license plate (15+ years old) don't require the exhaust sniffed

    Cars with the antique license plate (25+ years old) don't require inspection at all.
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    mooseheadm5

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    Mmm, bad as hell:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/325-is-with-vanos-motor-conversion_W0QQitemZ250389675141QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Cars_Trucks?hash=item250389675141&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=72%3A317|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318
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    granthr

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    That is a great car, he really has the euro look going. :cool:
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    az3579

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    So, an S50 now resides in my possession. :D





    113K miles, build date 01/95. I believe this has the valve spring retainers that caused issues on certain models. How worried should I be about this? How can I tell if it's been upgraded, and if it hasn't, where can I get them and for how much? How hard to install?

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    Nice.

    Check on bimmerforums for the info, surely it's posted somewhere on that site.

    I'm getting very close to be able to drop the OBD-I S52 in mine!
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    az3579

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    Teaser:


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    :D

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    That a silver label 503?

    Won't you have to deal with EWS, not that big a deal really, but it's why I went ahead and got a 413 Red label.
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    mooseheadm5

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    TMS can hook him up with a JimC chip with EWS delete

    z31maniac guest

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    So can TRM (The Racer's Market) which is where I'll be ordering my OBD-I S52 540i MAF chip from in the next few weeks.

    OH we are getting so close. Just need to buy a good 3.73 diff and get the rear sway in and the suspension overhaul is done.

    Then it will only be the 924 brake booster and putting the engine in! (which of course means new wp/thermostat/seals/gaskets on the trans as well, radiator and cooling hoses (old rad was shot), new fuel pump and filter and order the rebuilt calipers to go with the UUC rotors and porterfield pads.

    I can't wait to get my E30 back on the road. And see what 550/750 springs with 22/19 sways feel like.

    I'm also now contemplating throwing 245/35/17 Toyo R1R's on my 17 x 8 Work wheels....

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    Looks to me like a M50 engine with a S50 valve cover.

    hahaha
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    mooseheadm5

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    That's exactly what I was going to say :eek:







    (but I'm not a complete azz :rolleyes:)
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    az3579

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    VIN Matches. :rolleyes:

    Autohaus guest

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    Someone could have switched VINS :D
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    az3579

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    We'll see who'll get the last laugh when I blow you away in my BMW 325 sDrive 30i. :p

    Autohaus guest

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    Then you cannot haz SlowDrive2.8e during your 5-day engine swap! I hope you get it done by summers end B. Do I hear OktoberFest roadtrip?
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    az3579

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    Definitely no roadtrip if this gets done by summer's end. I'll be broke by then. :(
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    Brian A

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    If there is a will, there is a way:
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    Elkoholic

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    ^^BAHAHAHA^^ classy.
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    az3579

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    LMFAO!!





    I can't, guys! I'm a contractor and I start work again tomorrow. If I take a week + off for Oktoberfest, I'll be a week's paycheck short, and I can't afford to let that happen. I don't get paid holidays or vacation/sick days; heck, if I miss an hour, I get an hour deducted from the check, simple as that. I envy those of you who are actually employed by a company and get all of those beneifts... :(
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    Elkoholic

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    Like the benefits of waking up at 5:00 am to get ready and slog through an hour's worth of traffic to make it into the office by 7:00 :p

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