WTA German Soul, Japanese Heart. BMW E46 1JZGTE

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scottwrx

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old man wanna drive auto already.. i havent got my bm yet.. juz dreaming n planning on future projects only...
 

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If u havent got E46 yet then the Altezza platform better. more solid(safety wise) and an easier fit.Maybe car a bit more expensive but parts are comparable(maybe cheaper) and easier to source.
Anyways,someone else has done a BMW convert before, featured in some magazine sometime back.....large exposed intercooler.... more like a track car than a daily drive.
just my 2 cents
 

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Alex the so called under the cherry tree workshop is a very friendly man. Very accommodating as well but due to limited funds i was not able to do the conversion. Was thinking of swapping a 1jz into a tezza. His workmanship is very very good. They even clean each and every wire. Hehe.
 

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For this type of conversion it is not easy especially the wiring,to make everything works(gauges/aircon/abs etc),sometimes lot of things cant work,more over nowadays car runs on CAN/Multiplex system for almost everything inside the car.It depends on how the original system works.More over if fitting engine from different brands. And the more advance the donor car wiring system is,more headache to make everything run,some times we need to use 2 ecu,the donor car and the engine ecu.

Better have same wireman doing the work from A to Z,means he take out wiring,then mechanic take out engine,fit new engine,then wireman do wiring of the new engine.Even better if the wireman is the mechanic doing the transplant.
 

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1J?? bring it to thailand. u surely wont regret. reasonable price, very very good workmanship, very very clean workshop.. they very familiar with 1J @ 2J. even R34 transplanted to 1J @ 2J there.. crazy...
Please don't forget, their 1JZ price is far far expensive than us.
 

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wow.. sweet!! can you share with us on the cost of the transplant, and whether are you facing any electronics compatibility issues? e.g ABS, meter reading etc.....
 

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i'm driving a mercedes W124 with 1JZ engine... so far everything works and i'm really happy with the outcome... using back ori merc mounting but custom made a brace to mount the engine to the mounting... quite straight forward i must say...
 

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so an update.
it's been running well.
bar a few issues , like :

1) good friend snapping the axle splines when he tried to launch...that only confirmed that i had made the correct decision - lotsa torque. LOTSA TORQUE.

2) burning my triniti clutch trying to wheel spin.. my fault. gained new respect for the car.

3) water pump leak, resulting in alternator failure. changed water pump, reconditioned the alternator.

4) starter motor issue - reconditioned.

5) a/c system leaking somewhere - next up when filling gas.

6) cylinder 5 running slightly low compression - to be addressed when changing gasket and cams.

7) intake plenum issue with electronics - changed throttle body.

8) BMW STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS. Subframe mounting needs to be reinforced, need M3 LSD , M3 axles and M3 brakes - otw!

that's pretty much it. 62 liters of 97 gets me...380 ish. spirited driver. Since my E01 got stolen, I haven't installed another boost controller. I used to drive on vacuum with the help of the readout. *sigh*
 

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Sorry guys, re-living this post.. i'm in dire need of a conversion and already bought a 2jz gte engine to go into my e46 coupe 2000. I'm in need of a fast but good mechanic who can integrate everything to the stock dash.. and can convert within a month... pls lend me a hand of those someone you know or whom you can trust.. I'm planning a single turbo setup manual 5 speed transmission.. ASAP
 

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he can do convert only or he has done it with e46 bmw? can see example of his work?
 

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I think best you do your own research; decide what you really want (ie;Toyota use sequential twin turbo's for a reason)
Is this an 'engine lantai' (condition of engine?) ; does it have complete wire harness and ECU? Do you have a gearbox? What is your budget?

No way it can be done ASAP without any of the above.
 

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i already bought the halfcut.. auto and i already have r154 manual gearbox with wiring.. already bought bmw mounting kit...i did my research.. going to fit single turbo kit.. only want mechs who are experience to fit to stock dash and e46 body.. and already ordered e46 m3 rear assemblies and diff.. i got my budget.. anyway thanks for the info.. 1jztezza.. the reason i'm doing this is to find backup mech since my first mech have 2 more car to settle in his garage..
 
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Hows the reliability of 1jz vvti on a e46?
Common issues that needs to be checked and verified?

Saw an e46 1jz vvti auto on sale. Pretty interested on it. Would appreciate some owners feedback! :)

---------- Post added at 11:36 AM ---------- 6 hour anti-bump limit - Previous post was at 11:29 AM ----------

Most importantly, is it suitable for daily drive/long distance drive? Tqvm
 

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the engine & car is reliable, the important part that the engine conversion is done properly, if buying from direct owner will be much
better than from used car lot.

at least the owner could tell u the history of the car & what needs to be changed.
 

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Hows the reliability of 1jz vvti on a e46?
Common issues that needs to be checked and verified?

Saw an e46 1jz vvti auto on sale. Pretty interested on it. Would appreciate some owners feedback! :)

---------- Post added at 11:36 AM ---------- 6 hour anti-bump limit - Previous post was at 11:29 AM ----------

Most importantly, is it suitable for daily drive/long distance drive? Tqvm
Switching from Fiesta? :o