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To the people I meet on the road.

I have been telling people I meet on the road to go to turbom3.com to check things out. To those people, hello.  If you’d like to chat talk about cars or come stop by the shop and check things out feel free to email me.

John@precision-sport.com

Lots of pictures (including some old that weren’t posted), videos soon

Here are a whole lot of pictures to say sorry for not updating,  some are from before the rest and just weren’t posted and the rest are after. Stay tuned for videos and more pics.

Boxes from HPF along with diff and tranny from the car and suspension for the car.

Boxes from HPF along with diff and tranny from the car and suspension for the car.

Rack of stuff including turbo, both manifolds, and coolant drain fitting.

Rack of stuff including turbo, both manifolds, and coolant drain fitting.

Bottom end while installing new oil pump.

Bottom end while installing new oil pump.

L19 head studs

L19 head studs

Compressor side

Compressor side

Just some oil lines waiting to go on, You can see the two fuel pumps in the background, one which feeds from a second pickup.

Just some oil lines waiting to go on, You can see the two fuel pumps in the background, one which feeds from a second pickup.

Tckline DA suspension with rebound and compression valving adjustments.

Tckline DA suspension with rebound and compression valving adjustments.

Car got stoptech 6 pistonF/4 pistonR w/ 355mm rotors. With how quickly it gets into triple digits, it needs to stop well too.

Car got stoptech 6 pistonF/4 pistonR w/ 355mm rotors. With how quickly it gets into triple digits, it needs to stop well too.

Exhuast fitted together, were unsure about the 4 inch and sounding ricey, but it turned out to sound like a v8 so no complaints.

Exhuast fitted together, were unsure about the 4 inch and sounding ricey, but it turned out to sound like a v8 so no complaints.

The titanium tipsw, again weren't sure how they would look but they go well with the estoril.

The titanium tipsw, again weren't sure how they would look but they go well with the estoril.

Exhaust being fitted, fits great for such tight clearnace.

Exhaust being fitted, fits great for such tight clearnace.

Fuel rail with injectors, this thing uses a -10AN hose and fitting, just massive.

Fuel rail with injectors, this thing uses a -10AN hose and fitting, just massive.

Fuel pressur regulator mock up.

Fuel pressur regulator mock up.

Okada coils

Okada coils

You could stick your arm in there and chekc for shaft play if you wanted.

You could stick your arm in there and chekc for shaft play if you wanted.

We updated harnesses where posible to be pin outs instead of splicing directly into wires.

We updated harnesses where posible to be pin outs instead of splicing directly into wires.

Same

Same

On dyno for some breaking in and power numbers. 630 Pump on a fresh motor O_O

On dyno for some breaking in and power numbers. 630 Pump on a fresh motor O_O

Some promised candy.

We will now be making updates every day or every other day until the sort of unveiling of the car. It is insanely fast. Somehow the sound coming out of the little straight 6 3.2 liter sounds like a 7 liter v8.

Clutch and pressure plate on the engine

Clutch and pressure plate on the engine

Vorsteiner CSL bumper and V710s that at the time were waiting to go on the car.

Vorsteiner CSL bumper and V710s that at the time were waiting to go on the car.

This is a drive shaft axle seal, I would say half of the CV jointed drive shaft BMWs we have our heads under this has magically disappeared. As in a dealer or indy shop had no idea it needed to be inspected each time the drive shaft came off and care taken when being put back on. The result is the packing grease gets flung out all over the underbody and the CV joint begins to lose lubrication. This car was caught in time.

Drive shaft gasket seal

Drive shaft gasket seal

Turbo having been installed on the car, you can also see the powerflex FCABs.

Turbo (and manifold) on the car

Turbo (and manifold) on the car

Sorry for the lack of updates.

We apologize for the lack of updates. We have been incredibly busy here at PSI. The car is actually completed. Very soon we will begin posting DAILY updates on a staggered basis (as in not the rest of the build at once). These updates will include a lot of the “candy” of the build many have been waiting for.

More parts arriving, more re-installation

The parts are really coming in at a steady pace now.  Since this is the first “built motor” stage(2.5, 3, 4) to be installed outside of HPF, there are many precautions taken by them to ensure we’re receiving every single part necessary for this, since there are seemingly hundreds of them.  In doing so, we’re taking our time on our end, while the parts are coming in piece meal as they’re organized and subsequently shipped from HPF.  Within a few short days, we’ll have pretty much every single part we need to ramp up the install and have several big updates for the blog.

We’ve got the motor along with both subframes back in.  The clutch and transmission are both in once again, and the driveshaft is in place ready to be bolted back in.  Finally, we’re seeing this piece of Estoril Blue sheetmetal turn back into a normal car. . .but that won’t last for long once the turbo parts start going on it!   Here’s a few obligatory pictures of some recent updates:

Motor back in, view from top; awaiting turbo goodies now

Motor back in, view from top; awaiting turbo goodies now

Freshly cleaned and treated fender liner reinstalled

Freshly cleaned and treated fender liner reinstalled

TCKline D/A shock installed in rear

TCKline D/A shock installed in rear

Oil pump with pretty HPF bracket

Oil pump with pretty HPF bracket, transmission back on the motor.

Differential installed.  Driveshaft visable along with reinforcement plates welded in.

Differential installed. Driveshaft visable along with Powerflex race subframe bushings and reinforcement plates welded in.

HPF head flange installed along with air pump block off plate - now waiting on turbo manifold to be bolted on

HPF head flange installed along with air pump block off plate - now waiting on turbo manifold to be bolted on

Just a picture showing how clean the area surrounding the fuel filter came out

Just a picture showing how clean the area surrounding the fuel filter came out

Stay tuned, another update coming shortly!

Alcantara teaser.

The car is getting an Alcantara headliner/pillar/deck treatment. The center console and E-brake has also been wrapped in Alcantara and it turned out great! The stitching you see matches the ///M colors perfectly and will open up over time to look factory. Wont ever have to worry about scrtching up the poor factory coating on a hot day! PSI Offers this for shipping but it cost a couple hundred dollars as it is difficult and uses real Alcantara.

Alcantara center console

Alcantara center console

Other side.

Other side.

Parts beginning to go back ON the car. Parts begin arriving.

The time has arrived for the car to start being reassembled. We are happy to start putting parts back in the car and freeing up some of the clutter.

The engine has been reassembled and put in the car and secured in place to prevent rocking until the transmission is in.

Rear subframe is back on the car, RTABs in, rear shocks in.

Parts have begun to arrive from HPF and there is lots of work to be done.

Putting the parts back on new engine.

Putting the parts back on new engine.

Throttles being cleaned up a little bit

Throttles being cleaned up a little bit

Most of the parts back on the engine.

Most of the parts back on the engine.

Anodized intercooler.

Anodized intercooler.

Old engine ready to go back.

Old engine ready to go back.

Intercooler on thecar

Intercooler on the car

Protecting those fins

Protecting those fins

Flywheel torqued to engine

New flywheel torqued to engine

Powerflex FCAB

Powerflex FCAB

Engine D day

Today the engine arrived in all of its built glory.

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Built S54

Ancillary parts need to be removed from the old engine and put on the new.

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All the parts on engine

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Some of the parts removed

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More parts off

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Most parts off.

All of these parts will be thoroughly cleaned before being reassembled with all new gaskets washers and O rings.

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Some of the ancillaries

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More ancillaries

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Teasing the car.

HPF Stage 3 Preparation: Teardown, Cleanup & Reinforcement Part 1

We’re going to waste no time in jumping right into the teardown, cleanup & reinforcement of the 2002 Individual M3.  This car was not in poor shape from the get go, but in order for it to be up to our meticulous standards upon it being considered “finished,” there was much work to do to completely revitalize the vehicle top to bottom; inside-out.  We jumped right in and pulled the motor, transmission, both subframes and pretty much anything that we even had the slightest feeling may have wanted to leak.  Here’s a couple pictures for now of the journey thus far, enjoy!

motor out, waiting on new one built to HPF specification:

S54 sitting on an engine stand awaiting it’s fate:

Front subframe and gas tank thoroughly cleaned and awaiting reinstallation:

Rear subframe removed for chassis reinforcement - subframe cleaned with Powerflex polyurethane race bushings pressed in:

HPF rear subframe reinforcement kit welded into place and finished with corrosion-inhibiting coating:

Tons and tons of bolts, nuts and miscellaneous parts in countless labeled bins neatly stored on racks around the shop:

The car as it sits now. . .it almost resembles something you’d see at a chop shop; there is very little on the car at this point!

Check back for more updates soon, as the motor and kit should be arriving any day now, and the entire interior is going to be refreshed as well!

The first chapters of an E46 Turbo

The Shop:

Precision Sport Industries in Winter Park, FL  - www.precision-sport.com

Speicializing in FI BMWs…..

The Car:

2002 E46 M3 Individual Estoril Blue with Black Interior

SMG II

65,000 Miles (soon to be like new mechanically)

The Kit:

HPF Stage 3 Kit

  • 91 Octane (746hp)
  • 91 Oct + Alc (914hp)
  • 110 Octane (930hp)
  • 110 Oct + Alc (951hp)
  • Other major modifications:

    Stoptech 6 piston BBK
    Stoptech BBK

    TCkline Dual-Adjustable coilovers

    CSL front bumper/rear trunk/rear diffuser

    Alcantara headliner/rear deck/pillars

    CF leather coverings on trim pieces

    New bushings for rear trailing arms, front control arms, and the subframe as well as new motor mounts and axle/driveshaft seals. Also preventitive items such as the driveshaft flex disc (guibo)

    New front windshield and cowl, replace all worn/cracked/rotted seals and other worn parts

    Clean all parts of the car that have not been up kept by previous owners (IE power steering leak and fuel weeping)

    Replace all worn components as found.

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