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Old 11-05-2005, 10:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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E90 3.0 Engine in an E36?

Has anyone swapped an E90 3.0 engine into an E36 yet?

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Old 11-05-2005, 12:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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e90 just barely came out, i highly doubt it...wat are the specs and price on the motor? y would u wana drop it in a e36 instead of getting a euro spec for 7K -10K?
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Old 11-05-2005, 02:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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too many issues with this swap,, all the controls are fly-by-wire, the OBD2 system is a lot more complicated with sensors etc. i would never bother, its easier to do a E46 M3 engine than an E90
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too many issues with this swap,, all the controls are fly-by-wire, the OBD2 system is a lot more complicated with sensors etc. i would never bother, its easier to do a E46 M3 engine than an E90
problem is that with the e46 ull never get the damn double vanos to work...
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you can but you really need someone to know what they are doing, ive heard of it being done , and im sure its gonna be expensive. the hardest part is not the motor its if you have hte wiring harness or not
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isnt the e90 3L engine the e46 ZHP 255hp engine? I think itd be useless..itd be cheaper and better to do a S52 OBDI conversion and i bet you could turbo for the price ofjust a ZHP engine.
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I heard the eurospec engine is double vanos, and drive by wire
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isnt the e90 3L engine the e46 ZHP 255hp engine? I think itd be useless..itd be cheaper and better to do a S52 OBDI conversion and i bet you could turbo for the price ofjust a ZHP engine.
Nope, the e46 ZHP is onyl 235 bhp.
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I heard the eurospec engine is double vanos, and drive by wire
eurospec double vanos s50 b32 will work.....str8 drop in..need new tranny and ecu though...
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