Stage 1 Wire Clean-Up: +50hp Thursday 29 April, 2010

The wiring is finally done on the e30 and everything seems to be working as intended.  The only task left on the wiring front is to clean everything up and tuck it away so it doesn’t cause any problems. There is still some cleanup left to do of course.  The wires on the fuel rail […]

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The wiring is finally done on the e30 and everything seems to be working as intended.  The only task left on the wiring front is to clean everything up and tuck it away so it doesn’t cause any problems.

There is still some cleanup left to do of course.  The wires on the fuel rail still need wrapped as can be seen in this picture:

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While I was wiring everything up I ran into a situation where I needed to make some 12v and 12v on ignition connections.  Since my 12v power distribution block was already pretty full up with ring connectors I decided to break out to individual fuse blocks.  I hooked one block to straight 12v from the power distribution block and the other is powered via a relay activated by the ignition.  Another upside to this configuration is that if I want to move, add, or delete components I just have to cut a new plate and reattach the components.  This saves me from putting a bunch of holes in the body which seemed like a smart idea to me.  This setup came in very handy for wiring up my electric fan and leaves plenty of room for expansion in the future.  I still need to straighten things up a bit, clean up the edges and paint it but I am happy with the result.

Still have a couple of minor adjustments to make.

Still have a couple of minor adjustments to make.

12v constant is on the left, 12v on ignition is on the right.  To the top are all of my system relays.  From left to right: (Main Relay, Fuel Pump, O2 Heater, Electric Fan, Power on Ignition for Aux. Fuse Block).  Exciting right?  Haha.

In case anyone is wondering I used Painless Wiring Powerbraid to wrap the wires.  I think it looks much better than plastic split loom.  The section that is wrapped is using 1/2″ Powerbraid.

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