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Old 07-20-2012, 08:57 AM   #136
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yaaaaa buddy!


we should make a giant compilation of e30 engine bay monster pics hahaha
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:45 AM   #137
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curious what you milled that adapter with?
just a drill press with a milling bit?

or you baller with a mill machine at home?
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:07 AM   #138
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curious what you milled that adapter with?
just a drill press with a milling bit?

or you baller with a mill machine at home?
I made it at work. Used a lathe to turn it and drill straight through. Then used a vertical mill to machine the flats for the wrench and drill into the side.

Unfortunately I ended up not using the adapter because I placed the side port in the wrong location. I had installed it and snugged it down before I marked the location, however I didn't compensate enough for the crush washer squish so when I installed it the side port ended up being too close to the block to install the sender.

I ended up drilling and tapping into the adapter for the oil cooler and installed the sender there. It actually ended up putting the sender in a nicer position. I'll post a picture of it later.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:41 PM   #139
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Update: Many hours later....





A couple other pictures...

A shot of the motor when it was ready to go in...



A shot of when it first landed in its new home...



Where I ended up installing the sender for the oil pressure gauge...



And now a Macgyver tool story... I remember reading in the Bentley manual that I'd need a 30mm socket to remove the nut on the drive flange so that I could replace the seal. So I went out and bought one at lunch on Friday and machined it down a bit because I knew it needed to be thin walled. What I didn't realize was that it needed to be a deep socket. When I came home I went to see if it'd fit and it wasn't even close to being long enough. However I would be SOL this weekend if I couldn't make it work. I noticed that the part of the shaft that goes into the pilot bearing almost fit through the opening for the 1/2" drive on the socket so I used my rotary tool to grind the opening to allow the shaft to fit through. Then I ripped a couple flats on the bench grinder so I could get some grip with a big pipe wrench....



A trick to hold the output flange is a piece of flat bar between the transmission mounts....



All that's left is to put the exhaust back on, wire the oil pressure gauge, modify the wiring for the O2 (since it's now located in the mid-section of the exhaust), add fluids, and double check that everything is good and tight. I'm hoping to fire it up tomorrow night! If all goes well I'll be driving A LOT this week to get the motor broken in for MCII on Friday and Autoslalom on Sunday.

I also have to make a heat shield for the air filter, but that's not an immediate issue.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:23 PM   #140
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Drive it to my house, that will put a few KMs on it Good work dude!!
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Drive it to my house, that will put a few KMs on it Good work dude!!
I'll be at Bimmercruise autoslalom
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:54 PM   #142
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lol, is that where Rudy's house is?
Pretty much right...
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:05 PM   #143
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oh nice you got access to those tools at work.

whose m5? nice
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:11 PM   #144
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lol, is that where Rudy's house is?
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oh nice you got access to those tools at work.

whose m5? nice
The M5 is my old man's.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:28 PM   #145
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lol, no no I meant as in KMs to break it in. I am assuming from the West end to here and back will put a good couple hundred kms easy
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:09 PM   #146
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lol, no no I meant as in KMs to break it in. I am assuming from the West end to here and back will put a good couple hundred kms easy
It definitely would. However I don't want to go too far from home though in case something were to happen. I'll probably just drive laps around the out skirts of the KW area and use the opportunity to check out some roads I haven't been down.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:33 AM   #147
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So I went to put the exhaust on last night but the mid-section that came with the headers was a bit too short to meet up with the catback so that derailed me from potentially getting the car started... well I could start it with just straight pipes but I'd imagine my neighbours wouldn't appreciate that after a couple of minutes lol.

I'll have to pick up some bits tonight to join it up just temporarily while I do the break in. I probably wouldn't have started the car up last night anyway because by the time I relocated and re-wired the O2 sensor and wired in the oil pressure gauge it was late and I was tired.
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Amazing stuff! Since we are talking about drivetrains, I wonder what are you running on your Trek in the VERY first picture.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:38 AM   #149
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Amazing stuff! Since we are talking about drivetrains, I wonder what are you running on your Trek in the VERY first picture.
That's my brother's bike. It's a 2010 Madone 5.1 so it's got a full Ultegra group set. I'm still riding my 2006 1500 with 105/Ultegra mix.
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Yeah Madones gotta come with good drivetrain. Too many toys!
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