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Old 01-12-2010, 04:41 PM   #101
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Could have also got the E36 setup. I didnt have access to it at the time so I used what I had.
There is a bracket that mounts down on the motor mount arm, thats what that one tab is for.
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:51 PM   #102
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Could have also got the E36 setup. I didnt have access to it at the time so I used what I had.
There is a bracket that mounts down on the motor mount arm, thats what that one tab is for.
I was aware of the E36 setup, but I did not have the bracket, and you have to use the E36 hoses I beleive. Either way, like you, I had to improvise and I think it came out really good.

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Old 01-12-2010, 05:57 PM   #103
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Now we're talkin. I'll be there thursday to help get more work done!
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:59 PM   #104
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:31 PM   #105
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:31 PM   #106
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As always nice work Robert. I have gone through the whole thread again looking for a pic of the shift linkage but there isn't one I could find. Is anything like the getrag? Never seen a zf out of the car i dont think.
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:50 PM   #107
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The last few swaps I have seen had the dipsticks just wobbling around or had them zip tied. To me that is very sloppy and not acceptable.

403 Stainless 16gauge plate, Vise, Sawzall, Drill, viola!

Now its on to the damned P/S reservoir. Can't seem to find a home for that thing using the original E30 hoses and bracket.


Having literally lost an engine in the race car to a bad dipstick o-ring, I couldn't imagine leaving the dipstick tube unsecured. Thanks for posting that. Now, I know to make a bracket before I even put the manifold support piece in.

Oh yes, and many of the ZF 5s were most definitely not covered under warranty. I've fixed two in the last week (the swap trans, and a 528iT), and still need to do one on an '02 330i. It's really quite annoying.
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:35 AM   #108
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The E36 power steering reservoir bracket is about $6 new if I remember correctly.

E36 lines are not needed. All you need to to is shorten the lines.

Either way, looking good! How much does that Harley paint cost and does it seem super durable?
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I JB Welded mine in until I could fab a bracket. Then it got cold. This is on my list of shit to do.
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Either way, looking good! How much does that Harley paint cost and does it seem super durable?
It is $20 from a Harley Dealer and it goes on very consistent and seems quite durable. Not the easiest to clean though as it is a rough finish.
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