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    Hi BMW fans,

    My colleague has a 525d E61 2004 with 360.000 km on the clock.. He has some engine trouble and his shop recommends him to find a used engine..

    It is no problem finding a 2004 525d engine at the brokers but can he also mount a 530d or a newer 525d or 530d LCI engine? His car is a manual car!

    What do he need if he finds a 530d engine besides the engine and the engine controlbox?

    All inputs are welcome :-)

    Br Morten
     
     

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    You can't easily swap engines as the ECU is set up for the specific engine and ancilary parts, for examples the injectors on the early 2.5 litre engines is different to 3.0l 525d's and the 3.0l 530d's and again the LCI N2 engines

    Most replacement engines are a block only and so if you do want to change you need to bring the whole engine (Injectors, Turbo etc etc) , ECU and have access to BMW software to re-sync the CAS and keys. Also most LCI models have electronic power steering and so no provision for a power steering pump on the block (although it may still have the bolt holes as dynamic suspension uses a PS pump systems to operate)

    At 360.000km it probably just needs a new timing chain/tensioner, refurbished injectors and new a turbo, the actual engine block is good for just about ever!

    I appreciate cars in Denmark cost and huge fortune and so it is well worth changing engines but take care, it is not as easy as it looks
     
     

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