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Old 12-06-2010, 12:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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3.5 in e30 ?

is it possible may dad has a automatic 635csi that he really doesnt want so he was gonna give me the engine , is there anything i have to do be able to this swap ?

i have an 325es stick shift .
his 635csi is automatic .
will this work ?
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At first, dont do the change.
The m20b25 engine is lighter and have bether response.
The transmission does not fit either.

but the swap is possible.

Get a transmission from e28 528-535.
Rebuild the axle from trans to diff.
It is a lot of job, but a nice engine
E28 rebuild project.

The goal is 500 whp... street legal.
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the 6er engine is the M30
just google search it, it's already been done several hundred times and there are good FAQ/DIYs out there

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