330ci engine transplant - I NEED HELP!
I have just purchased a damaged 2005 330ci. I have been offered a M52T engine out of a 323ci (E46) for free. I was wondering whether this engine would fit straight into a 2005 coupe.
After doing a bit of research I was told I need the original key, ignition barrel, ECU and the ‘brain’ for the gearbox that came with the M52 engine car.
I also found out that the ECU needs reprogramming after everything’s been fitted.
Has anybody ever attempted this?
Do I need to go to a BMW dealer?
What kind of money should I be expected to pay in £’s?