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  1. Engine Swaps
    Hello all! I decided to swap an M54b30 into my 03 325ci. After many days of checking overheated X5 and 530 engines, I finally found a good engine out of an 02 530 and pulled it today. The milage checkers that I attempted to use with the cars vin (WBADT63402CH95921) said that that the last...
  2. Engine Swaps
    So I’m curious what’s the fastest engine I could fit in my 2001 330ci. Right now it has the stock 3L 6 cylinder engine but she’s got about 215k miles by the time I’ll be able to afford the engine she’ll have close to 220-225. So my questions are what’s the fastest engine I could put in my car...
  3. Engine Swaps
    Hello all, I am currently looking for a 330 engine to swap into my 325ci. I wanted input on one that I found locally, as the seller wants 400$ for it and it has 100k miles on it. The seller states that the car hasn't ran in about a year due to the car having an electrical issue. He states that...
  4. E46 General
    Got into a noob problem, I bought an engine and the guy gave me two ECU’S he told me which ECU pairs with the engine but now I forgot, is there any other way I can identify which computer belongs to the engine?
  5. Engine Swaps
    Hello all, I purchased an almost flawless imported manual 325ci coupe that has a blown engine. I would like to swap the 330 engine into it. from what I have read, it seems like a reasonable swap. Does anyone know what engine accessories I will have to get for the 330 engine that are different...
  6. E46 General
    I have a automatic e46 330xi 2005 which I’m engine swapining it for a 325xi manual engine engine has 38k original miles thats why I’m doing the swap, my question is, should I send the ECU to someone to have flash it for me or is it something that I can do?
  7. E46 General
    Ill start off by introducing myself my names Tom, I'm 22, still pretty new and naïve to mechanics but I decided to go ahead with trying to restore and rebuild a falling apart 318i engine swapped 330i touring. I love old BMW's and have had an e39 535i but insurance costs rinsed me, fast forward...
  8. Engine Swaps
    Hello everybody, I have a 320i 2.2L E46 Sedan that I love, it has a neat 170hp in it and it is in great condition. I don't plan to sell it though my engine has a bunch of miles and I would love to get a refresh with more power. What engine would be the most price efficient that would make a...
  9. Forced Induction
    First off, totally new to this. I got a 2006 325ci a little over a year ago and it drives great. Only thing is I wish it was quicker. I've read different posts about superchargers vs engine swaps. From what I've found in different forums the M54B25 and M54B30 are tapped out from factory, and the...
  10. Motorsports, Track
    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...
  11. E46 General
    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...
  12. E46 General
    Check out this video!!! OMG! 550hp BMW E46 V10 Engine Swap - Lorenzo Fattori's Ultimate Drift Weapon - OnBoard, Sound & Actions!
  13. E46 General
    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...
  14. E46 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...
  15. 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...
  16. E46 General
    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...
  17. 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...
  18. E46 General
    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...
  19. E46 General
    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...
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