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Old 06-17-2008, 11:09 PM   #16
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Its sad really cause he had to sell his car and complete turbo setup in order to rebuild the S14, but well worth it IMO
Yeah it's is kind of sad, gave up 400 HP and a nice paintjob for 190 HP and a shitload of work Turbo money covers the rebuild and the car money covers the purchase of the M3.
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:28 AM   #17
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Old 06-19-2008, 02:18 PM   #18
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Welcome to zee M club !!!!

If you don't mind me asking, can you post up who's doing all the work for the stuff you sent out........ who you have been using and where they are located........... costs if possible.......... and if you're generally satisfied

I have a spare S14 on a stand right now.............. that I hope to rebuild........ if I ever find some time............. if my E30 M3 ever actually gets done......... if I still have money in my pockets........... so many "if's".

If you haven't already, drop in on www.S14.com and post this all up too..............


Good thread.............. for me anyways. Not a whole lot of S14 content here.
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Old 06-19-2008, 02:47 PM   #19
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Welcome to zee M club !!!!

...Good thread.............. for me anyways. Not a whole lot of S14 content here.
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It's always interesting to see others nearby tinkering with objects of our desire.
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Old 06-19-2008, 05:54 PM   #20
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Welcome to zee M club !!!!

If you don't mind me asking, can you post up who's doing all the work for the stuff you sent out........ who you have been using and where they are located........... costs if possible.......... and if you're generally satisfied

I have a spare S14 on a stand right now.............. that I hope to rebuild........ if I ever find some time............. if my E30 M3 ever actually gets done......... if I still have money in my pockets........... so many "if's".

If you haven't already, drop in on www.S14.com and post this all up too..............


Good thread.............. for me anyways. Not a whole lot of S14 content here.

Thanks, the work was done by Quality Precision Crankshaft, located in Etobicoke near the corner of Queensway and Islington. I'm happy with their work, their specialty is diesel truck motors which gives them a lot of experience with forged parts such as the S14 crank. The contact person there is Bill. He was actually really impressed with the quality of the S14 crank, when I was there to pickup my stuff he said he'd been working on a M5S38 earlier in the day and noted how similar everything was. You're looking at about 900-1200 tax in to get the work that I had done there, which is pretty reasonable.

I'll try and post this up on S14.net once I some parts rolling in and have an update.

I tried to order the rebuild parts from a huge BMW parts supplier WorldPac and they don't carry anything for this car, I guess it's not worth it for them if there is only a few thousand rolling around North America.
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:35 PM   #21
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Just the stockers for now, I plan to eventually upgrade to some Schrick 284/276 cams and will upgrade the springs at the same time. For now I don't even know how a stock S14 pulls, never driven an E30 M3 lol.

Have you ever driven a stock E30 M3 to compare to your 2.6?
stock E30 M3's are slow as watching paint dry... but for that they're a ton of fun in the corners.
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:48 PM   #22
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stock E30 M3's are slow as watching paint dry... but for that they're a ton of fun in the corners.
Well good thing is I've been driving a 98 Escort ZX2 5 speed for a few months. I'm thinking of going stand alone on it, I see a few guys are running MS on it and I'm already very familiar with it. I hear getting rid of the AFM and a decent airbox setup with headers and exhaust can put you in the 180 WHP range which I'm sure won't be too slow.

I imagine the throttle response and crispness of the engine helps make up for the lack of power.
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Well good thing is I've been driving a 98 Escort ZX2 5 speed for a few months. I'm thinking of going stand alone on it, I see a few guys are running MS on it and I'm already very familiar with it. I hear getting rid of the AFM and a decent airbox setup with headers and exhaust can put you in the 180 WHP range which I'm sure won't be too slow.

I imagine the throttle response and crispness of the engine helps make up for the lack of power.

This is true.... I spoke to someone who had put an intake (Motorsport Carbonfiber), exhaust and stand alone on and E30 M3 and they made really good power. He said it totally transformed the car.

I'd suggest a stand alone a little better then MS though. I know MS is cheap. But there are much better options out there for such a nice motor
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Talk to a member named JR Racing on here. Although Alpha N and MS seem to be the stand alone options I see used most, he opted to go with Haltech and has been very pleased with the result. Just another option and another helpful person to talk to while doing your build.
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:10 PM   #25
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Yeah I hear you guys on not going cheap with the EMS, the S14 does not have a cam sensor and is batch fired with distributor so it's pretty basic in terms of how it's run. I hear there are ways to impliment a cam sensor and there are coils that can bolt right up to the valve cover, so if I can run it sequential with true coil on plug firing I would definetly lean towards another EMS. For now I am looking forward to being able to break it in on a factory tune with good AFR, once I have a few miles on the motor I'll look into some of the options you guys were mentioning.
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:11 PM   #26
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Dude that thing look wicked. Can't wait to see it when it's all put together! You'll turn that M into a beauty, I know it.
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Stand alone is the way but it's also a big pile of dough. Piggy back works but only takes you part of the way (Alpha N). Someone on S14.net is building the Megasquirt into the factory box and also making it all plug and play (apparently) with a few other bits. For the price, it seems like it may be the way to go if you're on a budget. I don't know many people around these parts running MS though.

VEMS seems to pop it's head up locally a bit.

There's lots of options............ if you're wallet is fat enough.

BTW, stock I believe is 190 hp. But it's a dawg up to 4500 rpm. Then again, *WE* don't buy the E30 M3 to be a screamer from the lights.......... wrong car for that. Standing still though, they look gawd damn fast and still one of the nicest looking rides around. And they look good, even in pieces !!!

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Old 06-25-2008, 12:54 PM   #28
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Stand alone is the way but it's also a big pile of dough. Piggy back works but only takes you part of the way (Alpha N). Someone on S14.net is building the Megasquirt into the factory box and also making it all plug and play (apparently) with a few other bits. For the price, it seems like it may be the way to go if you're on a budget. I don't know many people around these parts running MS though.

VEMS seems to pop it's head up locally a bit.

There's lots of options............ if you're wallet is fat enough.

BTW, stock I believe is 190 hp. But it's a dawg up to 4500 rpm. Then again, *WE* don't buy the E30 M3 to be a screamer from the lights.......... wrong car for that. Standing still though, they look gawd damn fast and still one of the nicest looking rides around. And they look good, even in pieces !!!

Yeah I was running MS2 Extra code on my stroker in my E30 I just sold, I got the DIY kit. It was very powerful for the cost. One of the biggest things with the S14 is no real intake manifold, so you don't have a MAP signal, MS also supports Alpha-N mode which uses RPM, coolant temp and throttle position to calculate the injector pulse width. Thanks for the info, for the price of the Alpha-N piggy back it seems better spent towards MS. Now days MS2 Extra supports a cam sensor and can compare to some of the more expensive options out there, even supports a MAF now.

Yeah my wallet is fat from receipts and stuff in it, not money lol. I keep hearing it doesn't move before 4500 rpm, but yeah I knew they weren't fast when I decided to sell my Turbo kit and my other E30. I could have had around 350 WHP and close to 400 WTQ if I wanted to. It's not as easy to enjoy now days.

My other E30 is starting to look pretty damn good (It's painted and final touches being applied for the new owner). I'd feel pretty crappy selling it unless I had the M3 to look forward to, especially in the looks department.
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Old 07-25-2008, 02:36 PM   #29
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Goodies have arrived!

Update:

Here are some pictures of most of the parts that have arrived.

OEM Clutch Kit




Shifter Rebuild Kit



Weighted Shift Knob



Shift Boot



New Fog Lights



Tow Hook Cover Kit



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Old 07-25-2008, 02:36 PM   #30
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Oil Pan Baffle (No point doing a rebuild and leaving this out)





Rod and Main Bearings



Piston Rings



Neat Little Gift From Pelican



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Upgrade E36 Timing Chain Tensioner (for no cold chain slap)

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