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  1. Introductions
    Hi all, Few months back I picked up a BMW e46 325ci, I have never owned a BMW but I have fallen in love instantly. The car has had a lot of work ie coil overs and roll bars etc. However my engine has given in and I’m up for a challenge. So I wanted to do an engine swap to a 330 Just a few...
  2. General BMW Discussions
    E46 sedan 2002 320d with a Forged sr20det engine and Silvia gearbox,using haltech ecu and garret turbo,need to change the diff cuz the car accelerates like a diesel and wondering whether I can just bolt on a 4.44 diff from a 318i auto? Any thoughts ?
  3. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hey all so iv seen this question floating around abit but no one's answered it or I just havnt found the answer and I'm really bad at researching stuff 😂 but iv got a 99 E46 318i and a m52tub25 engine out of a 99 E46 323i, now I wanna swap the engine and was wondering what can I keep the same...
  4. BMW Engine Conversions
    I’ve got a 316i coupe (rhd) and I just bought a 323i convertible (lhd) for its engine to swap into the 316i. What parts do I need to change? Any help would be madly appreciated, thank you
  5. General BMW Discussions
    Hey, I have a problem with my E46 316i 02' I originally had an engine that misfired all the time and started shutting down cylinders until it eventually died out. We then decided to swap the engine to one we knew worked, in hopes of fixing the problem, and not have to diagnose the issue. As...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    A little bit over a year ago, I started engine swapping my manual 1997 318i. I picked up an automatic 1998 328i, and swapped my 5spd trans onto it and put in in the chassis. I also purchased a K+DCAN Cable from eBay to plug into the 20pin under the hood for ews rolling code alignment. I now have...
  7. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, i am thinking about buying an E46 to turn into a track car and was wondering if you had any suggestions on what engine i should swap, if any. Thanks for your help
  8. General BMW Discussions
    Hello guys! My name is Stelios, I am new to the forum. My father has an e34 518i and he gave it to me a few weeks ago. The car has been sitting in the garage for 4 years now. I want to restore it and run it as a daily. However, it has a small 4 cylinder engine and the car is pretty heavy. I...
  9. E36
    Hi there. I'm fairly new to the BMW world, I just finished rebuilding my 98 m3 and I'm looking for another project. I'm currently looking into buying a 93 318 coupe that comes with a donor m52 to swap into it. However, I'm looking to build it into a high performing car, so I'm looking into a...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi Guys, Recently bought a e30 m50b25 project car and the head gasket has gone, is wortk putting a new on in or whats the next best/easiest engine to swap with this m50b25 e30 (maybe a more powerfull one) Thanks
  11. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All, Waiting for confirmation from the garage but according to the RAC man it looks like the timing chain has failed on my car. Been trawling the net trying to weigh up options as the car is on finance and only half paid for. Just wondering if anyone has any advice as I'm led to believe this...
  12. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    hello all, i have a 2008 e90 320d auto which suffered chain failure :( at 147k i sourced a replacement engine locally for a great price and with only 65k on the clock, the engine however is from a 2011 car and is the newer N47D20C engine, but the one removed was the older N47D20A. a mechanic...
  13. BMW Engine Conversions
    hi every one need some help I picked up a e46 316ti 2003 n4218b cheap because of a rattle at low revs, turned out to be cam chain so swapped chain and guide, bought timing kit and proceded to time up at what should be timed up if you turn the crank you get the exhaust cam jumping at random...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys, I'm new to this forum and juist wanted to ask a couple of questions, i have been offered a M52b25 for my e30 and was considering popping it in my e30, its an early model so is obd1, will the wiring have to be altered much on the e30, or can i use the new engines ecu. Also will it fit...
  15. BMW Engine Conversions
    E39 engine Swap M52b20TU to M52b28TU (e46) Hello all, I have been searching the forums and cannot get a definitive answer for this one: My car : E39 520i Touring Automatic with M52B20TU engine. (167,000 km) I have managed to get hold of a low mileage (65,0000 km only) from an E39 523i...
  16. BMW Tuning Forum
    Hey guys.... I currently own early 1999 BMW E36 316i coupe and I really love that car more than any other car I ever owned :) probably because its been my dream car since the day the firs e36's ware introduced to replace e30. Anyway my joy currently has an m43b16 engine in it and its not the...
  17. BMW Tuning Forum
    Bear with me i'm new.. but i bought an E36 318ti fell in love n decided to swap the motor out for something a bit bigger. I found a 323i lump & box locally but iv ran into a few problems....the power steering pipe to the pump wont fit, iv been trying to source one that fits with no joy, it needs...
  18. Auto Electrical Forum
    I have a compact V reg 2000 model fitted with the 1.9l - 8 valve engine. The model is an E36 and I am going for the engine swap. I know theirs loads of info about the swap and I am confident in the process. I am unsure if I have OBD/EWS 2 or 3 what's the best and the sure way I can check...
  19. BMW Engine Conversions
    hi guys and girls ive a 97 318tds with 194,209 miles on the clock but im wondering is it possible for me to swap engines with a 325tds and if so what else would i need e.g. gearbox etc. etc. apologies if this has been covered but i searched and cant find anything
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