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Old 07-13-2005, 10:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has any one transplanted a V8 engine from a 5 series into a E36 ?

Is it a cost effective move , or is it alot of work

What sort of mod's need to be done ?

Any info would be helpful
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i have a guys email that did it he lives over in europe i know there is an alpina car that has one and u can buy the engine and everything to do it right from the dealer
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not exactly true. You have to have alpina VINs that match the B8 E36 vins.

all you need are some exhaust parts, a wiring harness/ecu and engine brackets.
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Look at this website ( http://www.sebastiaanvanbaarsen.com/v8.htm ). Frank de Jonge (he's a member here) can tell you more about this e39 M5 swap! Another Dutch member here ( Boost ) did the same with the e34 M5 engine.
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