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Old 02-19-2018, 04:42 PM   #201
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I scored a m56 valve cover from my local parts pull. I also grabbed the wiring harness. The smaller adapter on the new harness does NOT fit into the electronics box.

I have the push-on coils (Ď03 325xi) so I swapped the smaller connector from my current harness with the new one; same flat adapter but the tab is in on the wrong side. Anyway, now the car wonít start.(engine turns over). I installed new coil pack and plugs since I had to take them out. Iíve double checked they are installed right.

I thought I have to use the new harness. Did I make a mistake in swapping it out or can anyone think of something else I should double check?

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Old 02-19-2018, 06:38 PM   #202
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I scored a m56 valve cover from my local parts pull. I also grabbed the wiring harness. The smaller adapter on the new harness does NOT fit into the electronics box.

I have the push-on coils (Ď03 325xi) so I swapped the smaller connector from my current harness with the new one; same flat adapter but the tab is in on the wrong side. Anyway, now the car wonít start.(engine turns over). I installed new coil pack and plugs since I had to take them out. Iíve double checked they are installed right.

I thought I have to use the new harness. Did I make a mistake in swapping it out or can anyone think of something else I should double check?

Thanks!
if you have 03 model car *cars with push in coilover) you do not to swap over the wire harness. you don't even touch it.
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:56 PM   #203
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Kensic, thanks.

I removed the new harness and saw the wire config to the block connector was different than my original harness. I ended up de-pinning the new harness block to match mine. That worked.

I thought about just reverting the smaller connector back to my harness and using that, but then wondered about the 2 wires on the new harness that connect to the body (mine has only one).

Also, the PO said he had to replace the engine so the fact the block connectors had different color wire config seemed significant. Iím going to have to figure out exactly what model engine I have. I assumed M54 because of the push-on coils but my understanding is that those have the round power/ ground plug and mine was flat.

Anyway, just took it for a test drive and no issues.


Due to lack of time (been working on the car for the past 5 days) I connected the M56 valve cover to the CCV instead of the intake manifold. Other than 2 CCVs arenít needed, will i run into problems if i leave it this way for another 300 miles or so?

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Old 04-10-2018, 11:22 PM   #204
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Hey All,

I'm prepping to do this swap in a few weekends. I'm unsure about something and looking for a definitive answer regarding the line from the M56 valve cover to the M54 intake distributor. Can anyone confirm for me that I can simply run M56 hose (# 11157513756) from the VC and plug directly on the the M54 stock intake distributor? From the OP it looks like I can but just want to confirm that no modifications were made to the line and that was indeed the M54 intake distributor.

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Old 04-10-2018, 11:23 PM   #205
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Mistaken double post, please delete

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Old 04-11-2018, 02:04 PM   #206
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Ottoborden, I'm gathering parts and info for this swap myself.

From what I understand you need to cut the connector from the M56 vent tube (11157513756) and fabricate a connection to the M54 air distributor manifold which has a different style connector and two ports vs one on the M56.
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:48 AM   #207
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Have we discussed in any further detail the ground strap (12421437633)? I don't have one, I'm currently running the car, I don't know if I need one.

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Old 04-16-2018, 09:48 AM   #208
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Have we discussed in any further detail the ground strap (12421437633)? I don't have one, I'm currently running the car, I don't know if I need one.

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Old 04-17-2018, 04:49 PM   #209
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Uhhhh so this is happening. I bought this cap new like 2 years ago. Hopefully that is where the oil smell is coming from....

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Old 05-05-2018, 10:42 PM   #210
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15k miles doing just fine. Make sure you have a good I'll cover gasket

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Old 05-21-2018, 01:08 PM   #211
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Sorry for bumping such an old thread.

I gather for cars with bolt-on coils, this would not work? Or can I switch to push on coils?
Also, if this is such a popular mod.... has anyone made wire harness adapters for cars with bolt on coils? I'm not great at cutting and splicing critical wires.
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:08 PM   #212
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Sorry for bumping such an old thread.

I gather for cars with bolt-on coils, this would not work? Or can I switch to push on coils?
Also, if this is such a popular mod.... has anyone made wire harness adapters for cars with bolt on coils? Iím not great at cutting and splicing critical wires.
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:20 PM   #213
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Actually, if you get another harness you can swap out the coil section pretty easily. It has it's own connector at the ECU and goes directly from the ECU to the coils. I'll go look at my spare harness in a minute and tell you if you need to cut anything.
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:22 PM   #214
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Sorry for bumping such an old thread.

I gather for cars with bolt-on coils, this would not work? Or can I switch to push on coils?
Also, if this is such a popular mod.... has anyone made wire harness adapters for cars with bolt on coils? Iím not great at cutting and splicing critical wires.
There is no aftermarket plug-and-play solution that I know of. You can use push-style coils on a car with factory bolt-on coils with a new wiring harness and valve cover.
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:24 PM   #215
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Yeah it's a single harness section with connectors. The only concern I have is if the pinout is the same from your car to another car. I suggest getting your hands on a coil harness and comparing them. If you get a harness from an XI, those are all MS43 ECUs. The other cars changed to MS45 later on.
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Old 07-02-2019, 04:47 PM   #216
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Anyone knows how to get the plastic diaphragm cover and the spring? Got mine from E-bay and it didnt have the spring in it!
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:20 PM   #217
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Anyone else checked the port on the valve cover and found oil? I'm hoping that's just pooled vapors

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Old 07-03-2019, 09:19 AM   #218
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Can someone please measure the free length, outer diameter, and wire diameter of the spring?

I can find a vendor that sells a generic spring matching that spec and anyone else in the future can use the same spring! I think that would be very helpful!
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Old 07-04-2019, 02:25 PM   #219
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It's a good bet that the spring is the same as the one from the old PCV system, just gut it.
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Old 10-05-2019, 09:57 PM   #220
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very nice .. thanks for the idea to powder coat!
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