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Forum: E46 Engine Swaps 05-01-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By damon forrer
Mine only did it for the initial start then no...

Mine only did it for the initial start then no smoke at all. But only idle so far, no real heat has been generated.
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 04-29-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By damon forrer
I was thinking these two lights were reversed. I...

I was thinking these two lights were reversed. I thought the SES light was basically the Check Engine Light, and EML light meant the engine is in limp mode. But I could well be wrong. I was once...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 04-28-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By damon forrer
Thanks Blue, I have spent quite a bit of time...

Thanks Blue,
I have spent quite a bit of time reading through those threads, but this sort of electronics / programming is very unfamiliar to me so I have a real hard time understanding the...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 04-27-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By damon forrer
Good-on-ya Blue, I knew I could rely on a fellow...

Good-on-ya Blue, I knew I could rely on a fellow Aussie.
I am in the process of contacting the guy that built my Arduino module. Pete Sonntag, I don't think it is working properly and I want to see...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 04-23-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By damon forrer
How to remove DME module from can bus network?

So I am getting to the end of my LS swap into a 2003 E46 and I am wondering how to permanently get rid of the EML light.

I used Thaniels Arduino module to control the tach and temp gauge, but the...
Forum: E46 Engine Swaps 04-01-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By damon forrer
Matt, the smoke was just the header wrap burning...

Matt, the smoke was just the header wrap burning in.

Part of the rattle sound early in the video was a heat shield I made just barely rubbing on the power steering pump pully.

The video sound...
Forum: E46 Engine Swaps 04-01-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By damon forrer
All new control arms up front, hubs with wheel...

All new control arms up front, hubs with wheel bearings, LCAB's, inner and outer tie rods, sway bar bushings, and sway bar end links.

BC Racing adjustable coil overs with 10kg/mm springs up front,...
Forum: E46 Engine Swaps 04-01-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By damon forrer
Being quarantined in the garage is not entirely a...

Being quarantined in the garage is not entirely a bad thing.....
Forum: E46 Engine Swaps 03-31-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By damon forrer
First start of LS engine in BMW

https://youtu.be/-NBTw0-raGo

Sunday was a good day.

I still have some idle tuning to sort out, possibly a vacuum leak causing the high idle and idle hunt.

Transmission was in Neutral not...
Forum: E46 Engine Swaps 03-31-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By damon forrer
I plugged the one expansion tank port in the...

I plugged the one expansion tank port in the radiator side tank with a 1/2" NPT pipe plug (maybe it was 3/8" NPT) either way I tapped the hole and used JB weld as thread sealant. I ran my engine in...
Forum: E46 Engine Swaps 03-02-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,567
Posted By damon forrer
I figure if and when the 4L60E gives up the ghost...

I figure if and when the 4L60E gives up the ghost I will either bite the bullet and do a Manual 6 speed conversion, or do the tunnel mods you mention above and upgrade to the 4L80E
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-28-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,105
Posted By damon forrer
I actually saw that video when I was calculating...

I actually saw that video when I was calculating the weight difference. I believe it was 80 Lb difference between the BMW engine and the LS1, but I have an iron block 5.3 LSwhich is another 110 lbs...
Forum: E46 Engine Swaps 02-28-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,567
Posted By damon forrer
I am working on a LS swap into a 330ci using a...

I am working on a LS swap into a 330ci using a 4L60E auto trans. I had to do some pretty serious hammering to make room for the 4L60E, I don't know how much bigger the 4L80E is but I would love to...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 02-27-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By damon forrer
I ended up ordering a set of BC Racing coil...

I ended up ordering a set of BC Racing coil overs, also from Turner Motorsports. The main reason I went this route was because I was able to go to a higher spring rate in the front to compensate for...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By damon forrer
Just a quick follow up to let you guys know I...

Just a quick follow up to let you guys know I picked up a used hose at you-pull-and-pay and pay. I was able to gently coax the yellow plastic tip off with a flat screwdriver and re-use it on my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-20-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,105
Posted By damon forrer
After a good bit of investigating the BC Racing...

After a good bit of investigating the BC Racing BR series adjustable coil overs I think I am going to take the plunge and order a set. Not the super lows, just the regular drop. I spoke to sales at...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-19-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,105
Posted By damon forrer
Thanks so much for that. I am really...

Thanks so much for that.

I am really leaning towards the Bilstein / Eibach combo using all new top mounts etc. But I am slightly concerned with the extra weight of the LS that I might be better...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,105
Posted By damon forrer
Dan, that is exactly what I am looking at. What...

Dan, that is exactly what I am looking at. What is your opinion of the spring and shock combo on the LS swap?
Forum: Suspension & Braking 02-17-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By damon forrer
I am considering the same setup on my LS swapped...

I am considering the same setup on my LS swapped 330ci.
How is the ride quality with this setup? do you have any issues with speedbumps or driveways being lowered?
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,105
Posted By damon forrer
On a side note, thanks for your input guys. I...

On a side note, thanks for your input guys. I have pretty much given up with bimmerforums, this site is much more interactive.
Thanks again.:thumbsup:
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,105
Posted By damon forrer
Good eye. One is oil pressure, the other is fuel...

Good eye. One is oil pressure, the other is fuel pressure. It was easier to use 2 oil pressure gauges than finding a matching fuel pressure gauge. Both are electric gauges with a sender mounted on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-14-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,105
Posted By damon forrer
Suspension advice for LS swapped 330ci

So I am at getting to the point of my project where I need to order a set of replacement struts, shocks and springs for my LS swapped 330ci.

The engine is complete and in the car. Most of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-11-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By damon forrer
If you happen to have the one that goes on the...

If you happen to have the one that goes on the compressor end of the compressor to condenser hose I would be happy to pay you for it. The hoses all seem to have different sized ends on them.

I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-11-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By damon forrer
Yellow plastic tip on the end of the AC hoses

I have just had my compressor to condenser hose extened to work on my LS swap. One of the guys at work TIG welded a pipe sleeve into the metal part of the hose to extend it 3" for me.
In the process...
Forum: E46 Engine Swaps 07-11-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,567
Posted By damon forrer
While you are working on the valve train you may...

While you are working on the valve train you may want to consider Straub trunnions and bushings, there is a lot of talk about them over at www.ls1tech.com

I am working on a very similar project,...
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