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Old 05-06-2007, 02:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Frankenmotor Step Five: Engine Assembly!!

Here comes the big payoff!!! Sorry I don't have pictures of the ringing and wristpin install process, or the piston install, but I wasn't in charge of the camera this time.

Here's how it went: I had to install the rings by hand after alot of swearing when the ring install tool turned out not to be working. We also had a stupid non functional ring compressor tool, so I ended up borrowing one from Joe's dad. It was made some time in the BC era, back when man first discovered steel. It also worked beautifully and thankfully is still in good condition for it's stint at the Smithsonian Pre-History exhibit.

Here's the results after praying to a demon god and summoning a photographer, who just so happened to be Joe's Dad, who also brought the ring compressor:


Tada!!!! Good eh?


Guinness is the official beer of this build. Bottle dates back to original thread.

Here it is from the bottom. Torque specs for the rod bolts are as follows: 20nm, torque to 50 degree torque angle, same as the mains. Bolts must be oiled and brand new for install, as they are torque to yield.


Head gasket goes on and we torque down the head bolts. They are also brand new as they are torque to yield. Torque to 30nm in sequence per the Bentley manual, then again to 90 degrees, then 90 degrees more.


Head is installed. Now we hook up the timing chain to the exhaust cam.


Unfortunately the chain had a snag that needed some fixing so we had to remove the timing cover, and turn the crank about 5 degrees to slip the kink off of the teeth on the crank. We then turned the crank back. At this point I thanked god that I didn't torque down the big bolt on the crank, and only had it on somewhat hand tight.


Kink fixed!!!


The cam timing was already set to TDC I just wanted to show what the tool looks like. I guess I'm gay like that.


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lookin hawt, btw i know you are an attention whore and all, but seriously, couldnt you combine these into one project thread? lol

fine ok, maybe just once you are done them combine it into one project thread
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Should have a project sub-forum.
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When does it go into the car?
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When does it go into the car?
Tomorrow most likely. I'll have one more update soon where I set the cam timing /install the VANOS unit permanently and put the oil pan on. That's all that's left on the motor build. Then the clutch and trans go on and it gets dropped into the car.
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Should have a project sub-forum.
We do have one. http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/upgrades-performance/
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I'm probably going to archive this to that forum after the project is over. I'll just combine all the threads into one.
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its because it is a subforum, make the project thread in the main forums page and it will get some damn use, hell i will even use it!!!!!!!

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its because it is a subforum, make the project thread in the main forums page and it will get some damn use, hell i will even use it!!!!!!!

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+1 I didnt even know it was there.. sub forums ftl.. I never goto the help section as, well, who am *I* to ever need help?
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Sad the 2.9L didn't work out, but glad to see you're having fun.

I have one criticism which may be premature... Why have you not cleaned your valve cover?
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its not dirty, its chipped, hes waiting untill its all inside and working then he will pull it off and have it painted/powdercoated, no point making it pretty then chip it all up on install
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i need help on how to repair my regulator on bmw328i on my passenger side window so if u or ne one knws plz send me a mail thankx really need help asap
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