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  1. E46 General
    Hey guys, can you tell me what parts are needed to swap an auto gearbox and clutch out for a manual on a 2000 plate. It’s not my daily driver so a welded diff won’t be an issue as I’ll be transporting it to drift days on a trailer, Iv already upgraded, suspension and have tons of repairs done...
  2. Engine Swaps
    I have a m54b30 swapped e30, I put a little over 1500 miles on the swap. Engine had about 45k miles on it when I bought it, I love the swap but I get this odd acceleration..let me explain.. When driving on initial start up the engine feels good, it has power and shifts are great evening is...
  3. E46 General
    I need to get a clutch for my car and was wonder if they are all the same. my car was a 320i but i swapped the engine for a 330i into it and used the 320 clutch and was thinking i should get a 330 clutch to match the engine but will it fit in the gearbox from the 320i thanks for any answers guys
  4. Engine, Driveline, Tuning
    Long story short moving towards a manual swap and am not 100% certain that the 250G will hold up to the torque of the 328i (M52tub28). Stock motor no bolt on... yet. Anyone know if that will hold up, factory the manual 328's came with the ZF S5D 320Z. Anyone have any input?
  5. Europe
    My e46 by VIN was an auto model, I have a kickdown pedal and EGS error codes, but no CEL. Do I really need to flash from current 7795649( Part number 7793443) to a manual firmware RealOEM shows 2 manual options for my 2004/07 car - 13617801004 13617801006 I am afraid to brick my ECU...
  6. Engine, Driveline, Tuning
    I have a diff from a 330i and i have a 320i so i decided to weld the 330i diff but didnt look to see the input flange first. The diff from the 330 has a 6 bolt flange while my 320 has a 4 bolt i was wonder if i could just buy a 6 bolt driveshaft or use the one from the 330 that i have but its...
  7. E46 General
    Over the past six months I have been going through the process of building a 2004 330ci to OEM+ specs. I started with a dirt cheap M56 325ci with a bad motor, and went from there. A lot the the information I had to figure out or find for myself, and thought that I would share what I've learned...
  8. E46 General
    Hello everyone, i'm completely new to this forum, i own an E46 325i and this is my first ever car, i am a fairly new driver, i've been driving for about one year now and i am completely in love with this car, but i have one complain about my car, it's an automatic, my question is, is it worth it...
  9. Engine Swaps
    I’ve been driving my 2000 323i Manual for a while now, still only at 110,000 miles but I know I’m not gonna want to let it go once it’s engine life is over. Been looking into EV conversions and haven’t seen much done on e46’s, is it possible/ worth it? Anyone have tips on who to talk to about...
  10. E46 General
    I'm looking into getting a 3.0L motor for my facelifted 325i, what cars can they come from since I know that the SUVs also had the same motors. Will any M54 work or does it have to come from a 3 series?
  11. E46 General
    I've searched and read many posts and have gotten a ton of information but I'm still lost on certain specifics. For starters, I have a clean title 03 325i sulev with 216k miles. Reverse is out with a ZF tranny and motor is garbage. Interior and body are perfect. The other car is a 325i 03 m54...
  12. E46 General
    Hi, I have BMW 320d, 110kw, automatic. I need to replace transmission. On this picture you can see my exact transmission. The question is what numbers from picture have to be the same on the new one so it works properly when i replace it?
  13. E46 XI
    First post here - wanting to say hello and thanks to everybody for such an awesome site and community. As the title states, I'm looking to hear anybody's thoughts on the possibility/feasibility of swapping engines from my 325xi with a M54 with an N55 out of a 535i. A bit of backstory:my...
  14. E46 General
    Hi everyone, long time lurker but I now have something to post so here goes. I own a 2000 323i E46 (some 246,000kms) with an engine that's in tip-top shape, no oil consumption whatsoever, no nothing. I had the classic misfire issues caused by vacuum leaks and a broken PCV system, but other...
  15. 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...
  16. Southeast
    Hi All, If anybody here is mechanically inclined to do a automatic to manual transmission swap with all parts provided please let me know. Will pay for labor and time. PM me for fastest response. Time is not an issue so the person willing to do this can take their time.
  17. E46 General
    Two years ago my brother-in-law and I swapped the trans in our E46 330i from an auto to a 5 speed that we took out of a junked 330i. He did 95% of the actual work while I played around with an OBD2 cable and a suite of BMW software I got from Romanian eBay. The car works perfectly (outside of...
  18. E46 General
    Hello all, I'm researching and doing my homework with the intention of attempting to do the 6MT swap myself (from what I've read/seen, and the projects I've completed myself on this and my other car, I believe I should be able to handle this). As such, I'm far from done and my plan is to have...
  19. E46 General
    I'm working on a 2002 manual 325Ci and I've misplaced the only key. I'm doing a swap to a 97k miles 3.0L among other things. Brakes, interior etc... Plan is to start the engine swap in the next few weeks. Already replaced all the goodies you'd do with the engine out. I have a donor 2003...
  20. Engine, Driveline, Tuning
    Hi. Short story long, i have a friend that bought manual 2000(pre Facelift) 325 with a blown engine in which we have now transplanted the engine from an 02(facelift) Auto 330i. Before planning the swap i did some research and came to the conclusion that with the DME, EWS and key from the 330i...
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