Mercedes-Benz

w201 M103 3.0 Loosen fan clutch and pulley

Start by getting the water and cooler of. This is very easily done by loosening the three bolts on each side of cooler-bar, by the headlights. There is also one screw in the center, down by the bumper. After this you loosen the hose going to the water coolant reserv and collect the water coming out into something. […]

w201 M103 3.0 Triggerwheel install

Got the timing wheel installed. It’s a 60-2 wheel from Turbobandit in Sweden meant for the M103 crank pulley. I’m very pleased with this piece. It is the same thickness as and therefor replaces the balancer. It’s a pretty simple process in theory but I had some problem getting the harmonic balancer of since I […]

w201 M103 3.0 Subwoofer in the back dash

When I bought this car, it had a 12″ sub woofer that was sliding around in the trunk. It was always in the way and also, the sub didn’t sound to well. Turned out that the enclosure didn’t have the correct dimensions, so no wonder. Anyway, I got an idea of installing it in the […]

BMW E39 540 Clutch+pressureplate swap

Standard fight to get the gearbox down, it was also a lot heavier than the fivespeed in the m64b44 swapped 535i e39 old vs new clutch   Swapped gearlinkage bushings also, makes a big difference for the feel of the shifter

Wishlist – parts

om606NA pumps US-spec headlights w123, w126, w124 and w201 w123 2.88 and/or 3.07 differentials w123 sunvisors with mirror+light w123 + w126 chrome below rear-lights w123 turbo manifold exhaust + intake om617 tachometer om617a last gen w123 speedometer om617A w123 + electric (1981 something w123) AC-controller/electronics w1231 w124 electric seat controllers in the door illuminated mirror […]

BMW E39 540 Replaced upper timing chain cover gaskets

  Replaced the upper timing chain cover gaskets on my 540i, see 4 and 5 below.   I thought it would be a good time to replace them, since most of the other gaskets already had been replaced. Old ones were literally hard as plastic, with no rubber flexibility left in them whatsoever. They broke […]

3.07 differential w123 torn/used

Bought a 3.07 to put in a friends car, with what i was told a low mileage, about 250000km (low mileage to be a 300tdt w123) dont know if the oil has been neglected, started the regular cleanup, and was about to swap the sealrings/dichtrings: A0039978347 but i left it be, it will probably run […]

BMW E39 540 INPA BMW E39 m62

Analog Values 1 INPA, Battery VOltage, Air intake, Engine Speed, Coolant temperature, Throttle potentiometer, load Analog values 2 INPA Lambda Sensor voltage and other values, adaption value smoothness values INPA e39 540i

w140 S500 S500+S400 swap enginemount / motormount w140

Swapped the enginemount on the cars right side, the engine transplanted vibrations to the car when decelerating/enginebraking at about 50-60mph, not a nasty sound, but not something that should exist in a w140 The hardest part was to get the top 17mm bolt loose, one at the bottom was broken of (darn rust) but the […]

s123 touring om605 722.6 Rack & pinion from w210 in a w123

Got some pictures from Brad over at Benzworld.org (1884benz) from when he installed a rack and pinion from a w210 in the same w123 he puts a LS1 engine in build thread here: http://ls1tech.com/forums/conversions-hybrids/1774303-1982-300td-benz-lm7-4l60e-swap.html I am looking to go down the same route regarding stearing on both the s123 280TE with om605 aswell as the s123 200t […]

BMW E39 540 535i E39 to 540i engine swap completed

Swapping over the old engine harness to the new engine. The new M62B44 originally came from a car with an auto transmission, and therefore some of the plugs and connectors differed from the ones in my manual 535i. Replacing the steering box with the new one out of an M5 E39. The steering ratio is quicker(3 […]

BMW E39 540 5 speed gearbox e39 535i – ZF S5D 320Z

Also found in the E36 328/E39 528/E36 M3 3.0 but with a different bellhousing than on my E39 535i 5 speed from 1997. ZF S5D 320Z has different oil depending on the label (apparently?), dont know why, but mine has the ATF fluid.  Swapped the old ATF that had roughly 370k km on it with 1.3 […]

w123 om606 HX40 8mm Mynä Airfilter issue w123 om606 Super Hx40

The old AEM-dryflow doesnt do its thing anylonger, boost doesnt go above 1.7bar something, compared to old 3.4 something when new and without filter 3.7bar Testfitted a mushroom HKS Super Power Flow Mushroom filter, it behaved quite a lot better, and was back at atleast 3.2 bar of boost althout tracktion was a problem and didnt […]

w201 m52tub28 turbo w201 m52tub28 turbo

w201 190E with an bmw engine M52tuB28 and a VEMS system made by Engdahl Motorsport http://engdahlmotorsport.se/ launchcontrol and a heck of a drive. (Engdahl Motorsport helps out most of the west-coast of sweden and a bit more with their custom ECUs for Volvo, BMW and Mercedes and more.)

BMW E39 540 Make your own BMW tool 114180

Instead of buying the BMW tool 114180 we grinded a regular t60 socket down to be able to get throu to the flywheelbolts, dont use a t55 as these might (or rather will) destroy the bolthead. needed to do more than in this picture later on, this was just a tad to little, instead of buying […]

Porsche 930 (911) Porsche 930 from 1982

This car didnt start 10 years ago, the front fuelpump was diagnosed as the fault but nothing was done. replaced today with a 044 copy, that fit perfect, had to clamp new ring-terminals on there to fit the different sizes the new pump had (upped one size) to m5 and m6. also emptied the fueltank […]

w123 lang om617 dont drive on old unknown tires, hehehe

the w123 lang was finished enough, and garagespace needed, so moved 150km to storage, driven, anyhow, thought i could do that on the tires it was standing on, it was bumpy from the start, and about a 1/3 of the ride it was pure hell. luckily had a spare with me, a change and rest […]

w123 om606 HX40 8mm Mynä flexdisc/hardydisc failure

The flexdisc of the w123 om606 8mm mynä wasnt to happy, swapped it out for another old used one to keep the car roling, hope that it will keep together for atleast a couple of runs, ought to get the larger flange+flexdisc in place somewhere in the near future, but feels “unnecesary” to build a […]