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Re: BMW 323i M50 2.5

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:26 pm
by raseeda green
Looks like this M50s gonna be the bussiness in the 323. all the best wizor

Re: BMW 323i M50 2.5

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:33 pm
by rob0r
So I MOT'd it, had to space the engine up away from the steering linkage and swap a steering rack gaiter.
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And then I put it in the workshop...
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It looks drastic but it's the easiest way for me to swap the sump and clutch in one go. I've had my sump finally done (pick up still to be modified) and I have a paddle clutch to replace the slipping standard 323i item. The engine bay/trans tunnel also has some rust to treat. The plan is to have it all back in by at least the end of July, that sounds long but my current schedule is ridiculous.

This is why you need the sump modified on a 24v, the fins have been smashed off and the oil sensor thing is missing one of the nuts that holds it on and the other two have been ground down by the road...
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I'm still debating selling it though. I'll see how I get on over the summer.

Re: BMW 323i M50 2.5

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:36 pm
by rob0r
My sump is done
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The idea was that the engineer would let me know when the bottom was chopped up so I could fit it on the engine and score along the oil pickup, but when I turned up he had already finished it. So I made a template to the size/shape of the sump and chopped up the pickup which is being welded today
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Jason's steering linkage was fitted yesterday, very pleased with the outcome. Getting the hang of splitting the UJs was fun! I thought I could use a complete E34 UJ from the linkage bar to the rack but due to the rack not having a notch I had to merge it with the lower E21 rack part UJ as well
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Then I cut off all the unused bracketry and satined blacked some of the engine bay, before and afters
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Re: BMW 323i M50 2.5

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:10 pm
by e21-Mark
Looks way better with the black.

Re: BMW 323i M50 2.5

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:38 pm
by rob0r
Yeah if I ever have the engine out again and I have more time, I'll strip the whole bay and spray it properly.

Re: BMW 323i M50 2.5

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:26 pm
by e21-Mark
Mine needs doing when the engine comes out come Autumn.

Do you plan on losing the servo/linkage?

Re: BMW 323i M50 2.5

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:56 pm
by rob0r
I'd like to but I want to keep some sort of servo and not go down the brake bias route, for now it stops reasonably-ish and thats OK.

Re: BMW 323i M50 2.5

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:15 pm
by jsf
Hi. Great work :) Do you have any pics of motor in car with new sump?

Re: BMW 323i M50 2.5

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:45 pm
by rob0r
Not yet, the engine is still out and in pieces :P

I can confirm this car will be for sale in the new year, all fixed up and ready to roll. Surplus to requirements now.

Re: BMW 323i M50 2.5

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:52 pm
by rob0r
It looks like this maybe up and running in the coming weeks...

Re: BMW 323i M50 2.5

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:05 pm
by raseeda green
i]How the car mate, have you any pictures lately, was following the progress,