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Forum: N54 10-05-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 245
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Posted By ucsbwsr
It's the 8 year anniversary of owning my white...

It's the 8 year anniversary of owning my white E61 and it has come a long way, most of the changes are small mechanical/functional details which are not easily seen in photos but here are some...
Forum: N54 09-03-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 96,030
Posted By ucsbwsr
It's also on Bimmerfest, M5Board, SpoolStreet,...

It's also on Bimmerfest, M5Board, SpoolStreet, and E90Post
Forum: N54 09-02-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 96,030
Posted By ucsbwsr
You can look up this build thread on other...

You can look up this build thread on other forums, pics may be working elsewhere.
Forum: N54 09-02-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 96,030
Posted By ucsbwsr
Update time! * *Hopefully the pics work if they...

Update time! * *Hopefully the pics work if they don't on this forum then Google "Evan's E61" and you can find other forums I post the same content on.

In chronological order....

My buddy...
Forum: N54 03-18-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 96,030
Posted By ucsbwsr
We have ourselves a nice little update right...

We have ourselves a nice little update right here....

Although the E61 has been mechanically flawless for the past year, it has been running around San Diego as a bit of an ugly duckling with a...
Forum: N54 01-16-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 57,079
Posted By ucsbwsr
Yes, I bought some extra coolant hose to connect...

Yes, I bought some extra coolant hose to connect things.

I don't really follow your questions about aligning the top mount where it is bolted?
Forum: N54 10-18-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 96,030
Posted By ucsbwsr
Not too much to report on the white wagon. She is...

Not too much to report on the white wagon. She is still an ugly duckling from the outside which was compounded by me cracking my own windshield while trying to remove the top weather stripping....
Forum: Market Place - For Sale / Trade / Wanted 09-14-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 583
Posted By ucsbwsr
N54 E61 Wagon: Clean OEM+ Build, Tasteful Mods, Well Maintained, Custom Paint

Greetings,

As some of you might know I am a big wagon enthusiast and have a highly modified Alpine White E61 that is RWD converted and manual swapped. Back when my E61 was stock this grey E61...
Forum: N54 09-12-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,514
Posted By ucsbwsr
Serviced the transmission: - New pan/filter -...

Serviced the transmission:
- New pan/filter
- New mechatronics sealing sleeves
- Fluid flush
- Painfully slow fluid filling procedure using an infrared thermometer
...
Forum: N54 07-01-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 104,070
Posted By ucsbwsr
I am surprised no one has built a custom AC line...

I am surprised no one has built a custom AC line for the E8X/E9X chassis like I did for my E61. The stock lines run on the hot side and take the long way to get to the compressor. A custom line is...
Forum: N54 07-01-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,514
Posted By ucsbwsr
Made it to the BMW CCA Clean car show in San...

Made it to the BMW CCA Clean car show in San Diego. Great event where you get to drive right onto the grass a Spanish Landing Park right on the edge of the harbor, couldn't ask for a better...
Forum: N54 06-17-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,514
Posted By ucsbwsr
We have entered the final stages of the build and...

We have entered the final stages of the build and with most of the mechanical maintenance and upgrades done it is time to tidy up some loose ends, to me this means fixing some of the visual eye sores...
Forum: N54 05-30-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,225
Posted By ucsbwsr
Use a final drive ratio calculator for your trans...

Use a final drive ratio calculator for your trans and diff.
Use RealOEM to confirm the parts you need.
Forum: N54 05-21-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,514
Posted By ucsbwsr
This one is going on Bring a Trailer.

This one is going on Bring a Trailer.
Forum: N54 05-21-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,514
Posted By ucsbwsr
An overdue update but a lot of progress has been...

An overdue update but a lot of progress has been made. Really happy with how it's coming together.

Here are a couple pics showing the...
Forum: N54 04-02-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 762
Posted By ucsbwsr
There was coding for the manual trans swap as...

There was coding for the manual trans swap as well. My understanding is you could run the M3 LSD but you would need the axles and driveshaft as well and the shaft might need to be a hybrid or custom...
Forum: N54 04-01-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 762
Posted By ucsbwsr
Finalizing AWD-RWD Conversion with RWD Subframe Swap and M5/M6 Components

I figured this project was significant/interesting enough to warrant it's own thread. This isn't meant to be a DIY guide but I hope it's helpful as a reference. For more info on this build you can...
Forum: N54 04-01-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,514
Posted By ucsbwsr
Garage Dog ready for some wrenching and...

Garage Dog ready for some wrenching and sniffing...
Forum: N54 03-19-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,514
Posted By ucsbwsr
Time to upgrade the brakes...

Time to upgrade the brakes...
Forum: N54 03-08-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,514
Posted By ucsbwsr
Wagon is on jack stands at the moment getting M5...

Wagon is on jack stands at the moment getting M5 brakes and other goodies, will try to get a sound clip later but in the meantime I am sure you can find a slew of E60 muffler delete videos on YouTube.
Forum: N54 03-06-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,514
Posted By ucsbwsr
With the front subframe lowered to access the o2...

With the front subframe lowered to access the o2 sensor in the ********* I noticed the engine mounts are a bit tired. I replaced the passenger side mount. When my white E61 gets it's fresh new RWD...
Forum: N54 03-02-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,514
Posted By ucsbwsr
Siblings...

Siblings...
Forum: N54 02-20-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,514
Posted By ucsbwsr
Garage door lights FTW...

Garage door lights FTW...
Forum: N54 02-20-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,514
Posted By ucsbwsr
Getting there...

Getting there...
Forum: N54 02-14-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 96,030
Posted By ucsbwsr
The white wagon keeps getting undercut by these...

The white wagon keeps getting undercut by these other "project wagons" I spend all my time wrenching on, to make matters worse (first world problems) I had an opportunity to pick up another E61 for a...
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