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    I have a standard 320 and bought an s52 engine from a scrap yard for weight.
    It has no loom, no ecu and no keys, but the engine itself is tidy. Less than 30k miles. What parts can i use from the s52 on my m52 320 motor, if any?
    For example can i use the itb setup, or the cams?
     
     

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    ITB set up no.

    S52 cams can be used in the M52 but you'll be better off changing the engine first if you want more power. A 320 isn't really worth spending the money on IMO. If you did fit S52 cams in a M52 you'd need to get the car remapped to use the power properly otherwise it won't run to it's full potential. And I'm not sure if S52 cams will work in a 320 M52 either, they will work in the bigger engines.
     
     

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    No ITB setup? Is that because hey won't fit or because you would need some heavy mods to make them work?
     
     

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    Anythings possible! They can be made to fit if you were really determined but it's an absolute mare for very little gain.

    What's wrong with the engine itself? Thought about using that with standalone engine management?
     
     

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    The S52 is the USA spec M3 motor - not normally found in the UK and does not have ITB's
    I suspect if you have an e36 m3 motor it will be s50b30 or s50b32 and the cams will not fit an m50 or m52
     
     

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    Ok, the engine is from a stolen/recovered (albight in a shit state) e46 m3 cabrio. Its the engine with ITB's, and the enigne itself is in good nick.

    What the scrappie told me (who is a good friend of mine) is that the fire brigade put the fire out after the tracker stopped the engine on the car.

    So the engine is mint, but anything from the manifold back was destroyed in the fire...

    Do you think the engine itself is worth selling, as with no ecu/loom I can't do a swap, although i'd like to.

    I was gonna salvage what I could and ebay the rest as a breaker....

    Any help would be appreciated again, and thankyou for your help so far guys, its nice to post and get a response.
     
     

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    Right I think thats an S54 then

    will be hard work to get it running without ECU etc

    but the motor on it's own must be worth a few quid if it's low miles etc

    do you have the gearbox off it?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamish262001 View Post
    Right I think thats an S54 then

    will be hard work to get it running without ECU etc

    but the motor on it's own must be worth a few quid if it's low miles etc

    do you have the gearbox off it?
    Depends on what fire has damaged, Seals and so on perish easily in that kind of heat and it will possibly be scrap iron.!
     
     

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