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I'm just wondering guys, I can purchase a semi used motor at a local place where i live. 2002 325 e46 motor (Standard) Currently my car is a 2001 330ci auto, would it be worth swapping motors? Why ??? first i have quite a few miles on my car itself, Because its from the mainland. Now i live in hawaii. Swapping from auto to standard would it be hard? I know it will cost alot of money but i want to do this project. *NOTE* motor will only cost me $2gs (legit junkyard) Give me yur ups and downs on what you think about this. Also has anyone on this forum done this before???
Shouldn't be THAT difficult, however, living on Hawaii certainly limits your options. Probably better to find something from the mainland. As far as the auto/manual swap. I'm sure it's been done. Bimmerforums might have more experience.
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I drive a 1996 328i (2.8 liter, 190 hp, 208 ft-lb).
The 330 has 3.0 liter 225 hp engine, while the 325 has a 2.5 liter 174 hp (I think) powerplant. There are other differences, but for the matter of an engine swap, I imagine this is all that concerns you.
I just noticed the question about the camshaft position snesor. Lots of folks replace these sensors and say it is not very hard. The problems that you mention could be linked to the sensor. Try taking care of this soon.
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