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  1. Motorsports & Track Forum
    Hey guys! Was hoping for some input in a swapping matter. I’m about to buy a M52B28 from an E39 for my E46 drift build project as I have good experiance with these, I’m getting it for dirt cheap and with a m50 intake 220-230 horseponnies Is enough to get me started. Not so experianced with the...
  2. General E46 Forum
    I recently tried to do a headgasket job and pulled all my head bolts out but none had threads from the block in them when they came out. I put in the new ones and 2 stripped out at the first torque down of 30 ft lbs. it was the first and 11th head bolt if your going by the torque pattern. My dad...
  3. General E46 Forum
    Check out this video!!! OMG! 550hp BMW E46 V10 Engine Swap - Lorenzo Fattori's Ultimate Drift Weapon - OnBoard, Sound & Actions!
  4. General E46 Forum
    I have made some bad decisions in my time, but I think my choice of mechanic has taken the top spot for worst decision so far. A series of bad choices on my part led me to let an incompetent mechanic change the engine in my 320Ci, and after getting the engine changed I have an issue that is...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Good day all. As the title of this post states, I am a BMW enthusiast though I prefer the term fan boy. I am also a newb BMW master technician and I work mainly in my driveway. Anyway enough about me, let me tell you about the plans I have and the reason I joined this community. Just so you're...
  6. E46 Engine Swaps
    I’ll start by saying I’m a newbie to the BMW realm, (I Hope realm wasn’t too dark lol) and I purchased a 03’ 325i M54 engine about half a year ago. After an oil change and minor vehicle maintenance hence my inexperience with German cars. Story short, the gasket blew and it smoked like a train. I...
  7. General E46 Forum
    I drive a Black 2004 e46 facelift 325xi. I blew out the head gasket diving a little ways without an oil change. I i would fix it but spending 2500 grand just to fix a stock engine seems kinda pointless when I can spend a little more on something fun. Can anyone give me some tips or ideas on it...
  8. E46 Engine Swaps
    Ight so im going to jump straight into it. Ive just purchased my new pride and joy, a very clean 325ci with only 140,000KM on the clock. Car cost me just under $2k but has a blown head gasket. I'm on a strict budget for this car. The old lady i bought it off only babied it and never went hard...
  9. General E46 Forum
    About a month ago I bought what I thought was a 2003 330xi in good condition. It was only after getting it home that I noticed the title and the VIN plate said it was actually a 325xi. I know I should have seen this before buying, but for whatever reason I didn't notice it. After contacting the...
  10. General E46 Forum
    So the issue is engine blew on my 323i, pulled it, put in another engine from a 323i. The transmission worked without issue before the swap. Got everything hooked up and in place, the care will drive, go into reverse, neutral but will not shift through the gears. On the dash there is a gear and...
  11. E46 Engine Swaps
    First time posting not sure if I'm in the right section sorry in advance*** So I have found a good deal on a 330 manual with a blown engine, I also have a 325 parts car. So the question: Will a M54B25 engine fit in place of a M54B30? If yes, what will I need to make it work?
  12. E46 Xi Forum
    Will it just be plug and play? What all needs to be done, will it fit? Are there any differences in the XI engine vs the I engine. Any input would be greatly appreciated!
  13. General BMW E36 Forum
    Hello! I have an E46 with an engine swap and just picked up an E36. I now have a 1996 ti with a 328 engine from a '96 vert. My brother owns a shop and did the work. Neither of us can figure out where to install the secondary air pump since there's not much space after the swap. We did a...
  14. E46 Engine Swaps
    I have an '00 323i wagon, 5mt, sport trim and have sourced an M54B30 from a ZHP car that I am preparing to swap. This will replace an M52TUB25 so I'll be merging wiring across three ECU versions and I'll end up running a stock tune on MS43. The car is a daily driver but also an HPDE trainer...
  15. E46 Engine Swaps
    I have a 2002 325ci with a manual transmission I wanted to know if it would make a difference if I tried to swap another engine, just with lower miles, but coming from an automatic car? Will the bell housing, etc. bolt up the same or would I have to do a conversion?
  16. E46 Engine Swaps
    Hi guys, I've just got my hands on a 2001 330ci with a spun bearing. I have an e36 328 motor sitting in my shop. I'm hoping the E36 328 motor will slot into the 330 without to much altering of the wiring harness etc while I rebuild the 330 motor? I also have an E36 5 speed tranny that I'd like...
  17. General E46 Forum
    I am in the process of an engine swap for a 2001 325Ci. We have a 330 engine and we are using the 325 sensors with the 300 intake and injectors. The swap is going well and I plan to flash the DME tomorrow. I figured out the process but need to know the DME part number to select with WinFKS. I'm...
  18. General E46 Forum
    Hello forum, Due to a careless mistake during some simple pre-maintenance I was performing, I'm faced with having to replace the engine on my 2004 325i. If you want to know the details as to why I'm replacing it, here's a link to that thread...
  19. General E46 Forum
    Hi everyone, about two years ago I purchased a '99 323i with over 250k on it for about $3700. I know I bent myself over but i'm past that. Recently I've had an HGF and the car would overheat relentlessly. It overheated multiple times for a good length of time so I'm fairly confident the head was...
  20. General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, if you remember my last thread, my '00 328i engine has a blown head gasket. I can get a used engine with 110k miles for only $650, so I'm considering just swapping the engine myself and with the help of some mechanic friends. Does anyone know of a solid DIY guide available online for...
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