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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I have an E36 328i sport coupe (1997, M52B28, 107K miles) and I have had this problem for a while. When I cold start the car is runs like a dream, no issues, starts first time and immediately. But when I've been driving it a bit and its reached temperature, the majority of the time, when I...
  2. Technical Guides for the E36, E30 and E21
    Hi, I have an E36 328i sport coupe (1997, M52B28, 107K miles) and I have had this problem for a while. When I cold start the car is runs like a dream, no issues, starts first time and immediately. But when I've been driving it a bit and its reached temperature, the majority of the time, when I...
  3. 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...
  4. Auto Electrical Forum
    I've recently carried out a M44 to M52 conversion on my E36 coupe, its gone fairly well until now, I don't seem to be getting any charge from the alternator to the battery, at first I assumed it was the alternator to put a new one in still not charging. the battery in the boot is only showing...
  5. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi, looking to fit an M52 (Vertically) in a Kit car. My head scratchers at the moment are: 1. Oil Pan and pickup (plan is to modify the M52 stuff). 2. Oil flow from head to sump (haven't got the engine yet so not sure if pooling is likely). 3. Gearbox angle. I read here...
  6. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi, I'm looking to fitting a M52B28 in a kit car. Space is tight so I've been looking for an engine cross-section (I guess a M50/52/54 would work) with key dimensions so I can measure up properly. Can't remember where but I have only been able to find the following: Front to back of engine =...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Does anybody know if the M52 exhaust manifolds fit a RHD e46 330i ? Do these manifolds go clear of the steering knuckle ? l m from Norway but have a RHD car, and its hard to find headers for these RHD cars. Very thankful for answers:
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi I’m in the process of swapping from 2.0 to m52b28 My intension is to use the m20 auto gearbox I know people hate auto but it’s gonna be a daily doin a lot of moterway miles the engine I have is a manual so Im after advice on the loom and being from a manual and any other info on this has...
  9. BMW Engine Conversions
    I know the information I'm seeking may be somewhere on here but I've looking for hours and can't find anything leading me to where I need to be. I have a 2004 E46 318i facelift with N42 engine currently needing major engine rebuild. Now I just got a complete 1998 E46 323i pre-facelift with M52...
  10. BMW Engine Conversions
    I have a chance to get 328 engine but its from 97, should I steer clear of this incase of the issues Also the engine has no ecu or loom or steering pump , would my pump be the same and can I use my own loom if I find a ecu Also one other question is I have a m50 Manifold, obviously this is...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I have a well-loved 95 325 conv orignal M50 engined car from California - with recent clutch and driveline. I had tech install a used Getrag 5 speed at clutch replacement, but now 2nd gear is fussy - feels as though synchro is going bad. Rather than rebuilding or trying to find decent used...
  12. BMW Engine Conversions
    Im looking for a GOOD 2.8 M52 engine to go into a compact.... I know a E36 will go straight in, Can i use a E36 AUTO with a manual box? without any issues? Also does the 528 and 728 M52 go in? THANKS
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Here is the story. An otherwise unmodded 1998 328is had M3 cams in it. Having never done cams in an M50 series (I know, it's an M52), I enlisted the help of a friend who has done that in many of these engines. With his guidance, we swapped back to stock cams. No broken cams, we timed the Vanos...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello folks, as the title really after heavy rain the passenger side footwell is soaked and i think its because the drain holes are blocked but i can't for the life of me find where they are can someone help me please, this only happens after heavy flood rain. thanks.
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys, I know what your thinking 'another oil question' lol! But what oil do I use in it? I reacently bought a 1998 328i E36. The engine is kinda quiet at the moment. It's done 100k and its last service was at 87k but that was in 2008! So i want to change the oil and filter. There's no...
  16. BMW Engine Conversions
    Ok guy's. I took on a project over the last few months. Long story short,bought a 316 non runner from ebay,bought a e36 m52 2.8 engine and box,decided to do all work myself. Why,did I take on a project like this. Well,I love my cars and tbh I wanted to learn how to do bits and bobs myself...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I am thinking of buying a e46 328i touring, is that the same m52 straight six has that of the e39 5 series. I want to know are they the same engine and power out put 182 bhp hope to hear some feedback from you guys.
  18. Auto Electrical Forum
    I have a 2000 E39 523i auto with the twin vanos M52 engine, the problem is starts fine and ticks over fine at first but while driving it the engine has no power at all then it will start missing on cyl 1,2,3 so i turn ignition on and off and it runs again on all 6cyl ?? but if you drive car and...
  19. General BMW Discussions
    Engine will take a bit of a thrashing as will be used in a drift car. The engine is pretty low milage and in good condition although has been stored for a while. My list so far is ... Water pump with metal propeller Thermostat Oil change Fuel filter Plugs Belts for power steering and water...
  20. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi everyone I just joined this forum. I have an e36 98 compact with an m50 2.0 litre conversion. I'm wanting to fit an e36 m52 323 engine into it for some more power. I was just wondering if guys could give me some advise on how easy the swap would be and what I would need. If you do have a 323...
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