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Bmw powered mk6 transit recovery build

Postby Bazmcl » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:08 pm

Hi everyone, this is the build on my mk6 transit, i converted it to a 3.0 turbo diesel and its also now an automatic, engine And box from a e39 bmw 530d.
This was it when I got it
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After removing the 2.4 engine I made up a frame for the engine and box from the bmw to make it easier to line up
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Engine is too long and wide so bulkhead needs to be modified

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There was plenty of bits I didn't photo along the way, just was trying to get things done and would forget, engine mounts etc, on the front , I used the original mk6 crossframe, modified with some 10mm plate in the right positions then seam welded, moved the cross member forward a little, the rear mount I made from box section with some supports, and the rubber mounts from the bmw engine are used,

All bolted up and in

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Re: Bmw powered mk6 transit recovery build

Postby Luke » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:04 pm

have you had the BMW engine running in it yet? do they take much wiring to get them to run?
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Re: Bmw powered mk6 transit recovery build

Postby Bazmcl » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:02 am

Ye, the project is pretty much finished, I plan on getting it's doe/mot done this week, so I can tax it and use it, regards the wiring, it's not a difficult setup, the ecu, glow relay, tcu and a couple of fuses for accesorys are all stored together in the bmw, so I could remove them together, then your left with the wiring that would have gone from the ecu back into the car, for the pedal, ews/immobiliser and gear shifter, the fuel pump is triggered from ecu, I have it wired to where a fuel pump relay would have been in the mk6 interior fuse /relay board, and starter etc are all pinned into the original for fuses, you can set the immobiliser up with either the immobiliser box from the car and the original key, or fit an emulator. It's still running the 75hp mk6 diff it's high ratio think it's around 5.27 so i want to change that once it's been on the road a little while
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Re: Bmw powered mk6 transit recovery build

Postby Bazmcl » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:20 am

This was the brackets made for rad and intercooler

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I shot blasted the engine bay then and primed, painted, made some new brake lines and refitted it all up

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I had this aluminium block machined to hold the fuel pre supply pressure sensor, used banjo fittings and it also returns the excess pressure back to the tank, you can see in the top left corner of the pick where the engine loom enters the cab, I made a little plate it unbolts to allow the wiring to go in
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Re: Bmw powered mk6 transit recovery build

Postby Bazmcl » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:24 am

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Re: Bmw powered mk6 transit recovery build

Postby oldyellar » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:15 am

Fantastic work
Why wasn't Rome built in a day?
Becuase I wasn't the Gaffer!
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Re: Bmw powered mk6 transit recovery build

Postby Bazmcl » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:25 pm

Got a full paint, fuel tank is from an iveco daily 35c
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And then I started making the recovery body
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Re: Bmw powered mk6 transit recovery build

Postby Bazmcl » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:39 pm

I made the rear light bar, that it flips down to allow access to the ramps, either end has a solid insert with a threaded hole, I had 2 bolts made up that have a 10mm shoulder, when tightened up they act as pins for the light bar to swivel on
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Re: Bmw powered mk6 transit recovery build

Postby Bazmcl » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:55 pm

Primed and painted the body
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Sheets just sitting on the body
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Re: Bmw powered mk6 transit recovery build

Postby Bazmcl » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:58 pm

Made up a new twin silence stainless exhaust for it

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New wheel trims and beacon

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Re: Bmw powered mk6 transit recovery build

Postby Bazmcl » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:04 pm

I fitted rear air bags for assist, I made up the whole kit. Brackets from 6mm plate, made new bump stops, fitted a compressor with air drier in the engine compartment where the air filter box used to be, and air tank on the chassis

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Re: Bmw powered mk6 transit recovery build

Postby Bazmcl » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:07 pm

Had to make up a new speedo temp and fuel gauge setup, I built it into the existing instrument cluster
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Fitted the Amber side lights

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I've since fitted a few red marker lights on the spoiler behind the cab I'll get a photo
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Re: Bmw powered mk6 transit recovery build

Postby Luke » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:15 pm

impressive work 8)
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Re: Bmw powered mk6 transit recovery build

Postby Bazmcl » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:45 am

Thanks luke, much appreciated
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Re: Bmw powered mk6 transit recovery build

Postby Herts » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:54 am

WOW! Well Done.

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