Hi there, I have read on these forums about the 316i to m52b28 engine conversion and how it is plug and play and was planning the conversion when my head gasket blew amoungst other things and so I am forced to do something now!

I have sourced the new engine (M52B28) 51000 miles delivered for £550 and found a guy to do the work and have a future re-manufacture planned so before i purchase the engine can anyone tell me if there is an easier engine to convert to and if there is anything else ill need like a new box for example.

This will be my first time doing anything like this but am quite keen and have the time so please help as much as you can.