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  1. 2001 M54B30 XiT Project

    The Showroom
    Here is a quick GoPro compilation of my B30 project so far. I've got the front end off and started to take the suspension apart. My exhaust flange to section 1 is completely rusted, so I'll need to figure that one out next. This is my first engine swap and can't thank the community enough for...
  2. Auto trans issue after M54 conversion

    General E46 Forum
    I'm just finishing up my 04 coupe project and I'm having a transmission/TCM issue hopefully someone can help me out with. The car is an 04 sulev M56 car. I bought it with a bad engine (no compression on #5). It ran rough but was able to drive on the trailer and around the driveway. No...
  3. FS: Very Nice '05 330xi with bad engine (Springfield, Virginia)

    Complete Cars - Private
    Pictures here: Note: I added more pics in the first reply to this post. ++++++++++++ I bought this very nice auto transmission 2005 330xi with 141,XXX miles less than a year ago. It's a...
  4. Does this rebuilt vanos look fine to you?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi guys, I need your input on whether to keep this rebuilt vanos that I just bought and put it onto my engine, or whether that looks weird and I should return it? The seller has good reviews on the rebuilt vanos and communication was good. Basically, when I received the vanos, I saw this...
  5. M54B30 from a 2004 330CI into a 2002 330CI

    E46 Engine Swaps
    Hi, I want to swap in a motor to my 2002 330CI. It overheated and the head bolts stripped when I replaced the head. I can buy a good M54B30 from a wrecked 2004 bmw 330CI but I don't know if it will transplant easily. Is this just a drop in replacement or are there significant differences between...
  6. E46 B30 Swap Runs Rough

    General E46 Forum
    So I will try and make this a short post as there is lots of small details. Recently swapped an M54B30 into my 325i. It was running well with the B25 injectors and MAF and ECU. Last weekend I swapped the B30 injectors and maf and had Balidawg Reprogram the ECU. The car idles well but under...
  7. My 325ci and the journey towards a mighty ride

    The Showroom
    I got my 325ci in exchange for my Volvo V70. After I tuned my friends Nissan 200 with M50 I decided that it would be a bit more power in my car. Bought a m54b30 engine along with a 5 speed zf box. A cast manifold with T3 flange, two gst 450 fuel pumps, forged rods, dp pistons, flywheels...
  8. M54B30 from a 2003 E46 330Ci, 155,000 miles, $600

    Engine & Performance
    I bought this car not running to use for an LS engine swap. According to the previous owner all it needed was an alternator. My plan was to get the car running again and drive it for a while as I get together the rest of the parts I need for the swap. I had the car towed home, put in a new...
  9. Help please: Is this engine an M54B25 or 30 ???

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Seller says its out of a Z4. I can't find a cross-reference for any of these numbers on the sticker above the flywheel:
  10. 2001 330i 173xxx VANOS/Timing chain

    General E46 Forum
    Hi everyone, New to the site, however not to cars. I've been having an issue with a rattle, So I purchased the beisan vanos rattle repair and seal kit, in addition to everything needed for the job. Also bought a DISA rebuild kit from German Auto Solutions. Well yesterday, I rebuilt the DISA...
  11. Engine oil for M54B30 in the blazing Middle East?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, Time to change my oil and need some advice. Last oil I have used was the Liqui Moly Molygen 5W40. Should I stick to that? Or should I go for Red Line 15w15? I currently have a couple of leaks: Main seal and valve cover (again for the third time 14 months).
  12. E46 330 WTB: e46 330i (m54b30) intake cam

    Engine & Performance
    Looking to buy an e46, m54b30 intake camshaft and sprocket. I'm also looking for an m54b30 crankshaft and rods. Would prefer local but can do shipping. Local transactions will be cash, shipped will be PayPal business. Please contact me by PM on this forum! Thanks, Tommy.
  13. M54B30 ZHP Turbo'd or 2JZGTE Swap?

    General E46 Forum
    Fellas, I've been debating on the future of my 330i whether I should build the M54B30 ZHP engine or do a 2JZGTE swap. I'm looking to achieve 3-400 HP reliably. The car is more for daily commute but I want it to be able to go to the track here and there so my wife and I could have some fun. My...
  14. WTB: 330i Intake Cam

    Engine & Performance
    Hi, im in Thronton, Denver, in search of an M54B30 Intake Cam
  15. 2002 325ci swapping to M54B30

    General E46 Forum
    I bought a basket case 02 325ci where the original had a timing chain failure. I have a 96k miles M54B30 to go back in and have changed all the gaskets and clutch items that you'd normally do while engine was out. What I'm looking for is little things that need swapped now while the engine is...
  16. automatic transmission tuning

    General E46 Forum
    hi guys, i'm new in this group or website or ..., i don't know :D . i have a 330ci convertible with ZF5HP19 automatic transmission , and i'm about to tune it without changing my tranny to a manual or SMG one, so i'm not sure someone did this before or not, because i know always manual or smg...
  17. M54B30/306S3 - Vanos solenoid valve (SOLV)

    General E46 Forum
    Hi to all, anyone know Vanos solenoid valve (SOLV) brand name used on 330ci E46 engine (M54B30 - 306S3)? Code 11361432532: Thank you.
  18. M54B30 Engine Swapped Into a 2004 325CI HELP!

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    I'm new to the forum here. I originally posted this in a different category and didn't realize it. I've got a 2004 325CI 5 Speed. Lost Compression in Cylinders 2&3. I'm wanting to swap in the 3.0. I have a few questions though and can't seem to find definant answers. Is there a particular year...
  19. E46 330ci Clubsport engine swap

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all, not posted on here in a long time, Im changing the engine out of my 330ci clubsport for another engine as the original has been absolutely roasted by its previous owner. firstly, are the M54B30 engines the same between auto and manual? do i need to address any prerequisites, or is it...
  20. Downgrade 330ci to 2.5L?????

    General E46 Forum
    I have a blown m54b30 in my 330ci Vert. I found a M54b25 to buy. Can i just swap it in there? I have searched far and wide for a thread like this, didn't find anything.. Everyone wants to go from 2.5L to 3.0L , but i never saw anything about going the opposite direction. Any thoughts?