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need a engine for 323i 2001

can i put any 3-series engine in this car without much hassle?
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No...Been there already. The only way to change engine model is to change everything electrical, including the PCM, along with it.

I tried putting an M54 motor in my '99 323i and much to my dismay after install, no start. Long story short, I would have had to change a lot more than just the motor. So, I found a real low mileage M52 back in and it runs smooth as silk to this day.


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