5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
Does anyone know which engines would be compatible with the electronics in my 1994 530i? Mine jumped time and if I can replace the engine with one from a 740 or 535 etc it would save me some money and give me a better selection to find a good used engine. Thanks for the help.
Found an engine today, alusil 530i engine with 107,000 miles on it, $600. The Parts recycler is holding it for me, now I just have to get the money together to get it, and get it installed. I would swap it out myself, but i don't have a lift, and my wife would not look kindly on me using the rafters in the garage. Thanks for the suggestions, I will add these sites to my list with bavauto.com
Well, back to the search. The engine that I found has an engine mount point broken off. If anyone has an alusil m30 engine for sale let me know. thx
what? the M30 is a straight 6 cylinder usually is a 3.4 or 3.5.....
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sorry Alpinesixandseven, meant to say m60. the yard where I found the other engine is going to sell me an m60 4liter if they have an alusil one, and if all the connectors match up. Talked to a tech at Hendrick BMW in Charlotte today and he said it should work with no problems.
Found a 1995 740 engine, which is now in the car. The mechanic working on it had to change the intake manifold, a motor mount, and the water pump. Now I need new intake manifold gaskets and water pump gaskets to hopefully finish the job.
I know you guys are wondering why I did'nt do the swap myself, and I would have except that my homeowners assoc would have had a fit.
I will post some pics as soon as I get the car back on the road.
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