03’ 325i E46
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 found a Xi model of the same year and has an M54 motor as well. So far the engines in the car and he’s just swapped oil pan, intake manifold I believe, miscellaneous water pipe and hoses as well as the exhaust manifold gasket. Is there anything that sounds odd about this swap or should it be clean sailing ? (original motor 165K and replacement motor 125K) any input is helpful as I’ve read many threads on this subject but not this exact swap, I’m swapping for commute, not performance. Thanks!