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Forum: N54 10-18-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 78,896
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: 135
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: 4,891
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: 264
Views: 88,914
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: 4,891
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: 4,891
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: 2,701
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: 4,891
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: 4,891
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: 347
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: 347
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: 4,891
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: 4,891
Posted By ucsbwsr
Time to upgrade the brakes...

Time to upgrade the brakes...
Forum: N54 03-08-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,891
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: 4,891
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: 4,891
Posted By ucsbwsr
Siblings...

Siblings...
Forum: N54 02-20-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,891
Posted By ucsbwsr
Garage door lights FTW...

Garage door lights FTW...
Forum: N54 02-20-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,891
Posted By ucsbwsr
Getting there...

Getting there...
Forum: N54 02-14-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 78,896
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...
Forum: N54 02-12-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,891
Posted By ucsbwsr
Yes, I used INPA and adjusted with the hand...

Yes, I used INPA and adjusted with the hand controls, easy and effective once I learned to take it out of production mode. lol

Honestly for your situation unless this is the one and only time...
Forum: N54 02-11-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,891
Posted By ucsbwsr
- Installed H&R Sport springs in the front and...

- Installed H&R Sport springs in the front and lowered the rear via coding.
- Built custom OEM+ rear door panels
- Replaced cooling expansion tank
- Changed oil and oil filter
- Replaced cabin...
Forum: N54 02-07-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,891
Posted By ucsbwsr
What color is your belt? I just removed my used...

What color is your belt? I just removed my used but clean black belt that was missing that little nub/stopper. I am happy to send you the belt if you cover shipping. Let me know.

...
Forum: N54 02-06-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,891
Posted By ucsbwsr
eBay or finding people parting out cars via FB,...

eBay or finding people parting out cars via FB, CL, or the forums are where I try to find my parts. Sometimes early gen E6X cars are in my local LKQ yards but they are always pre-LCI and the...
Forum: N54 02-05-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,891
Posted By ucsbwsr
Nice weekend for the wagon. - Cleaned and...

Nice weekend for the wagon.

- Cleaned and swapped most black interior pieces (need console, seat trim, and door cards)
- Ran wiring for paddle shifters
- Cleaned and installed nappa leather M...
Forum: N54 02-05-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,891
Posted By ucsbwsr
No brake shimmy, these have fresh rotors and...

No brake shimmy, these have fresh rotors and pads. The brakes do look small with the 20" wheels and the thin spokes, the brakes have nowhere to hide.
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