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Old September 14th, 2015, 01:26 AM
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I wish I had kept my old one for comparison. It was only a few years old and had no more that 12k miles under it. What junk. It went on when the 4.2 got rebuilt. Thank goodness everything else is holding up nicely!
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Old September 14th, 2015, 07:14 AM
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Now I know you're tempted, but don't hit that thing with a hammer! Try to restrain yourself ;-)
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Old September 19th, 2015, 10:04 PM
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Pressing new bushings. Replacing all of them of course, but I forgot to order the ones for the panhard rod, so in a pinch I bought "Eurospare" brand at the local parts supplier because that's all they had. Right after we pressed one in it came apart... Total junk. So I ordered genuine OEM from the UK like the rest. At least I can start putting most stuff together in the meantime.

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Old September 20th, 2015, 12:25 AM
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And these came today.

New oxygen sensors. I decided I didn't want Bosch after reading so many people have had problems with them and I almost got AC Delco because people say those are the best, but I think that's mostly for GM applications and people say they're Denso now anyways, so that's what I got.



And BMW now recommends Shell/Pennzoil as of this year. I've actually been using Shell Rotella T6 in our engines, but I found out Shell says it can hurt catalytic converters in petrol vehicles due to the high phosphorus content. So from now on I'll use the recommended Platinum Euro 5w40.

Pennzoil is now the recommended oil for BMW engines

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Old September 20th, 2015, 09:32 PM
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Painting.
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Old September 20th, 2015, 09:38 PM
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Nice. What kind of paint are you using? I have been using Eastwood extreme chassis black, but sometimes I think good old Krylon would be fine.
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Old September 20th, 2015, 10:06 PM
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I just used Rustoleum engine enamel since its gas & oil resistant. I primed first though with self etching primer.
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Old September 27th, 2015, 06:01 PM
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Starting to come together.
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Old September 27th, 2015, 06:16 PM
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Nice Chip - looking good!
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Old September 27th, 2015, 06:19 PM
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Nice. You are putting me to shame, but nice!
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Old October 3rd, 2015, 02:47 PM
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I was ordering some wiring parts from Mouser, so I decided to order the connectors for the NAS lights too. I wasn't sure if they are Econoseal III or Econoseal J, but since the replacement connectors the LR vendors sell have the yellow lock plate I decided they are Econoseal J. Although I'm sure either will probably work fine since they're both 070 series.

So here's the info I came up with:

Econoseal J [MarkII(+)] 070 series connectors for front and rear NAS lights.
Light sockets: 2 pin = XBP100180. 3 pin = XBP100180.
2-pin = Turn signals (F+R) and reverse lights. Connector housing TE part # 174352-2. Yellow lock plate: 174353-7.
3-pin = Tail/Stop lights. Connector housing TE part # 174357-2. Yellow lock plate: 174358-7.
Wire = 0.75–1.00 mm2 (18–17 AWG). Contact part # 171662 (cut strip) or 173707-1 (loose piece). Wire seal = 172888-2 (style C) or 176886-2 (style D).

I ordered the style C wire seal because it was cheaper. It doesn't look like there's much of a difference between them. Probably doesn’t matter. The catalog lists both for that contact.

Came out to about $3 per light.
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Old October 7th, 2015, 05:55 PM
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This just arrived from Germany! BMW special tool 11 2 170. Now I can put my flywheel on. Well, I could have before of course (last time I held a flywheel in place using a crow bar), but I thought this would be nice to have and I want to do things correctly. This tool is also available from Land Rover. It’s special tool LRT-12-106 (303-910).
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Old October 7th, 2015, 06:05 PM
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Got one.
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Old October 7th, 2015, 07:44 PM
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I was ordering some wiring parts from Mouser, so I decided to order the connectors for the NAS lights too. I wasn't sure if they are Econoseal III or Econoseal J, but since the replacement connectors the LR vendors sell have the yellow lock plate I decided they are Econoseal J. Although I'm sure either will probably work fine since they're both 070 series.

So here's the info I came up with:

Econoseal J [MarkII(+)] 070 series connectors for front and rear NAS lights.
Light sockets: 2 pin = XBP100180. 3 pin = XBP100180.
2-pin = Turn signals (F+R) and reverse lights. Connector housing TE part # 174352-2. Yellow lock plate: 174353-7.
3-pin = Tail/Stop lights. Connector housing TE part # 174357-2. Yellow lock plate: 174358-7.
Wire = 0.75–1.00 mm2 (18–17 AWG). Contact part # 171662 (cut strip) or 173707-1 (loose piece). Wire seal = 172888-2 (style C) or 176886-2 (style D).

I ordered the style C wire seal because it was cheaper. It doesn't look like there's much of a difference between them. Probably doesn’t matter. The catalog lists both for that contact.

Came out to about $3 per light.

I think the NAS lights are Econoseal III. I ordered both and the Econoseal J's will work but they are a little different. AMP Econoseal III's are used in a bunch of other areas too like the speed sender off the T-Case.

This is the place I found the Econoseal III pieces: Connector Kits
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Old October 8th, 2015, 12:45 AM
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I think the NAS lights are Econoseal III. I ordered both and the Econoseal J's will work but they are a little different. AMP Econoseal III's are used in a bunch of other areas too like the speed sender off the T-Case.

This is the place I found the Econoseal III pieces: Connector Kits
Okay, yeah looking at them now I think you're right. If the ones I ordered don't work I'll try the others.
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Old October 8th, 2015, 01:54 PM
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They got here. They are nice little connectors. I looked in my receipts and I did buy an Econoseal III connector for the speed transducer. When I find it in my pile of parts I'll try plugging each in and see which works better. I think they'll fit the same though. The dimensions are the same according to the data sheet.
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Old October 8th, 2015, 03:59 PM
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They got here. They are nice little connectors. I looked in my receipts and I did buy an Econoseal III connector for the speed transducer. When I find it in my pile of parts I'll try plugging each in and see which works better. I think they'll fit the same though. The dimensions are the same according to the data sheet.
Let us know - I remember them being a little off but still worked. Could be slight variations from suppliers as well.
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Old October 17th, 2015, 01:25 AM
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Get these. I have a pair. Best waterproof speakers on the planet. Period. Cut out is 4.75 and will save you the agony of butchering your plastic ;-)

https://www.rocktheboatmarinestereo.com/html/38561.html
Thanks David for the speaker recommendation. I decided to get the Hybrid Audio Imagine I51-2V2. They're waterproof and they're a perfect fit!

Also, I decided to get a brand new M56 valve cover. It's expensive, but I want to try to eliminate as many potential problems as I can. Guys on the e46fanatics forum theorized the CCV on it could be replaced by one for an N62 since BMW sells it as an individual replacement item, but no one has confirmed it yet, so I may try doing that on the used one and put it on another car. And of course I had to get a brand new beauty cover. Now my engine won't seem so ugly.

Also, I may have gone over this before, but the Defender 2.8i uses an E36 M52 oil pan so an M52TU/M54 oil pan from a Z3 (which is an E36) should be the correct pan for me to use assuming the Defender 2.8i’s oil pan wasn’t modified (some people have said it is, but the part # is the same). So today I attempted swapping the Z3 oil pan onto my engine from a spare M52TU we have, and of course the matching oil pickup tube, but the oil pump & deflector assembly the pickup tube bolts to is a different design. So then I figured I'd just swap that too, but I discovered my 06 X3 engine has 8 triangle shaped reinforcement brackets bolted to the main bearing caps and the 99 Z3 engine doesn't so the oil pump & deflector assembly from the Z3 engine won't bolt on. I could just unbolt them but the BMW technical information system says the bolts need to be replaced and torqued to a particular angle (because they stretch). So I went on realoem.com and I found out I just need to order a new pickup tube because they changed to the different oil pump & deflector assembly with the addition of the crankcase reinforcement brackets in Jan of 2000. So that's a relief.



And got the gas tank in with a new fuel pump assembly. It ended up being a nice tight fit, so we did good bending the new tub support brackets. And I saved the little foam things that go on the sides of the frame and glued them back on.

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Old October 17th, 2015, 07:57 AM
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Is it just me or is the magnet structure on those speakers really deep? Those fit alright without interfering with the roll cage and/or seatbelt mount on the C pillar of the cage?
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