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just wondering if anyone can help, I need to know is the 328 the same engine in the e46 as the e36. Can I change it to the m50manifold. Any help is appreciated also is anyone selling one if you can convert.

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^ Correct.
What you can do however is fit an intake manifold from a 330i M54.

It does a similar thing, the M54 (325i and 330i) were both "full fat" models without manifold restrictions.

Overall, the swap is far easier than an M50 onto an M52, but you do need a adaptor plate to bolt the throttle body onto, as the bolt holes on your M52TU throttle and the M54 throttle are at different spacings.

BMW M54 B30 330i manifold adapter plate for M52 throttle body e46 323i 328i Z3 | eBay
 

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Hello

just wondering if anyone can help, I need to know is the 328 the same engine in the e46 as the e36. Can I change it to the m50manifold. Any help is appreciated also is anyone selling one if you can convert.

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Yes you can absolutely swap the m50 intake manifold onto a M52tub28 engine. Its basically the same process as the m54 with i believe only one or two extra steps. Did it on my 2000 328ci car 3 or 4 years ago (roughly in 2018) still have the car to this day. Runs absolutely fine with the tune. More power up top.
 
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