Then cleaned painted and rebuilt.
Managed to bore it out from 64mm to 68.9mm. Inlet manifold is 69mm
Also had some spacers machined so I can fit e46 Clubsport rack rather then using washers to pack out the bolts.
Engine cleaning up nicely.
Arches have now had a skim of filler and I’ll primed up. Got a good afternoons worth of prepping left then finally ready for paint. Can’t wait!
Just received my steering wheel and gear knob back from Jack at royal steering wheel. Quality job!
I have modified wiring loom to plug straight into e30. Fitted extra temp sensor and added wiring for oil level sensor. Fitted m50 manifold and modified a few bits to keep breather/oil separator.
Engine almost ready to go in.
New alloy rad.
So the engine is finally ready to fit. The final stage takes longer then expected. Fiddly bits like Fabricating brackets for the fuel rail, dipstick and breather etc.
Here she is.
And thanks again for help from Ollie. Here he is cleaning surface and fitting studs ready for ‘DanThe’ manifolds.
Also made the most of the sun. Got the gearbox all cleaned up and fitted new selector seal and output shaft seal.
I also cleaned up my 323 flywheel ready to fit. Had a issue with the clutch kit though. As per the e30zone wiki guide I orderd a m20 clutch kit however the shaft is different on the e36 box so need to order m52 clutch kit. Presume I need to use the m52 release bearing also but I’ll have to weld some spaces on to account for the smaller flywheel?
Next 3 weeks are going to be mega busy and all being well… Car will be resprayed and engine will be in and running.
As I am using a m20 flywheel instead of the original dual mass. You either need a e21 323 release bearing or modify the original. I didn’t like either ideas.
E21 bearing hard to come by and expensive from BMW.
I don’t intend to have to change the clutch again but if I do I don’t want to have to weld the bearing every time.
So my solution. Using 2 forks I added 5mm to the height. Took lots of measuring and re measuring to get it perfect.
Pleased with the results Very Happy!
Gearbox is now fitted with new seals. New slave cylinder. New prop coupling. New mounts,
Plus new z3m selector and new bushes… Feels really nice and sharp.