Subject: 328ti Day #2
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Date: 06/30 7:13 PM
A couple of brackets where removed that aren't need on the 6 cylinder and
in the way of the installation. The first one is the bracket that holds on
the coils on the passenger side of the engine compartment. The other
is the power steering resevoir bracket. On the 328 the resevoir mounts on
left engine bracket.
Next the the 6 cylinder was lowered into place. As expected the engine
right up to the "ti" engine crossmember. Before we installed the
transmission, we checked to make sure that the transmission output shaft
the front driveshaft mount where the same size, they are NOT!!. After
thinking about my coversation with Race Marque, their 325ti was a
transmission, this probably why it fit without cutting. I ordered a 328
driveshaft and will have the front section cut and installed on the rest
the "ti" shaft. It will also have to be shortened 4 cm. The new
was then installed, again with no problems. We discovered that where the
battery sits in the engine compartment, is where the air pump mounts on
328. So that mean the battery is definately getting relocated to the right
rear trunk. The remainer of the A/C lines were run and installed.
Tomorrow: New radiator and fans.
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