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Old 21-01-2013, 06:01 PM
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Old 22-01-2013, 02:48 PM
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Finally we closed up the engine today, engine cover repainted in OEM matt black. Needs a little cleaning but a whole lot better than the ricer grey paint before,







Then I saw the transmission laying on the side of the shop and decided to give it a good cleaning. I forgot to take a before shot but I can tell you it was almost completely black from dirt and oil.

found this pic online, not mine but mine was even dirtier,



And after a lot of pressurised water and other stuff,



and that's it for today, next up will be the cleaning of the engine bay before the engine goes back in, it is a dirty mess right now. I'll post pics after it is properly cleaned.
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Great stuff.

When you're done can you give mine the once over - it could really do with it.
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Old 22-01-2013, 06:52 PM
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Great stuff.

When you're done can you give mine the once over - it could really do with it.
hahaha.. I should start overseas labour then :)
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Old 25-01-2013, 02:12 PM
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My mechanic told me, in a few days, he would put the engine in so today, I cleaned up the engine bay as much as I can and man did it loose some dirt. It is really hard to capture the clean look on camera but you guys will get the picture I guess.

Before main look,









After, general look,



Steering rack before,



After,



Before,



After,





Just got news that my CF airbox arrived in the country nd hopefully receive it in a few days. It would be nice to test fit the headers and airbox in before the engine goes in. Thanks for watching,
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Old 25-01-2013, 02:38 PM
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looking good - have the horns been relocated from the front bumper area?
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The way you are handling this project is truly awesome. Gives me an urge to take out the engine from //Mine :)

Could you kindly make a note where the grounding wire that grounds the engine block is located ?

Last summer I had an issue with the starter motor not working and after using almost one week to look for the problem it was finally solved simply by adding a grounding wire to the engine block. I never found out whether there was one originally or not, and if there was where it have been attached to.

The polished headers look wonderful. Originally, from the the rear header has a flex part that in your headers has been replaced by a solid tube. I suppose that this is not considered to create any significant problems due to the different amount of thermal expansion of the headers (the front one being longer than the rear one) ? I thought that the flex is there to prevent the headers from cracking because the next part with the catalytic converters is rather solid.

Keep up posting !

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Looking forward to seeing the carbon airbox!
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The way you are handling this project is truly awesome. Gives me an urge to take out the engine from //Mine :)

Could you kindly make a note where the grounding wire that grounds the engine block is located ?

Last summer I had an issue with the starter motor not working and after using almost one week to look for the problem it was finally solved simply by adding a grounding wire to the engine block. I never found out whether there was one originally or not, and if there was where it have been attached to.

The polished headers look wonderful. Originally, from the the rear header has a flex part that in your headers has been replaced by a solid tube. I suppose that this is not considered to create any significant problems due to the different amount of thermal expansion of the headers (the front one being longer than the rear one) ? I thought that the flex is there to prevent the headers from cracking because the next part with the catalytic converters is rather solid.

Keep up posting !

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Thanks for all the great tips Juha,

I'll check with my mechanic regarding the grounding cable.
The flex part on the headers were cut of by the PO cuz it cracked more than a few times. He has been using this straight setup quite a while and had no problems. When I checked all the aftermarket headers manufacturers (supersprint, AA etc.) I also saw them using non-flexi systems. I just think BMW has taken the safe path for VERY minimal metal stretch issues. But I guess time will tell :)

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Looking forward to seeing the carbon airbox!
Me too. It is the most exciting part of this entire rebuild for me. It should be here in a few days hopefully...
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A small update,

We flushed out all the previous bits and dirt from the oil radiator and gave it a quick spray paint including its connecting piping,





and then we test fitted the headers to the completed engine, they sure look good :)





tomorrow we'll receive some of the missing parts of the engine bay and hopefully the airbox and on friday we plan to drop the engine and trans in. Keep watching ;)
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