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#1 (permalink) Old 01-03-2004, 06:18 PM
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Does anyone know if i could fit a 3.5l m30 engine into my 1985 528e? Right now it has a 2.7l m20 eingine. I was just toying with the idea and was wondering if its even worth trying.

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umm ur better off dropping a s52 3.2l in ur e28 with some mods..

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Thats gonna cost me a lot more. Are you talking about the S52 engine with 321 hp?

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Thats gonna cost me a lot more. Are you talking about the S52 engine with 321 hp?
no...the s52 from the U.S. Spec m3. 240hp

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Would i need a new tranny. And if i wanted to would the m30 fit or would it be near impossible. I was thinking of rebuilding a m30 engine, so i could buy it cheaper. But finding a s52 engine to rebuild is going to be more difficult.

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What you are trying to do would cost a lot. Two entirely different engines.
2.7l=small block. 3.2/3.4l=big block.
The engine will fit in the but the motor mounts and mounting posotions are different. I think the trannys won't bolt up either. I am not sure if the drive shafts are the same.

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Do you think it is possible at all to put the m30 engine in. Do you think its possible to swap the engine at all. Like say if i were to put different mounts in. Or am i just fighting a lost cause.

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Originally posted by Old528e@Jan 8 2004, 03:24 PM
Do you think it is possible at all to put the m30 engine in. Do you think its possible to swap the engine at all. Like say if i were to put different mounts in. Or am i just fighting a lost cause.
You can do anything if you have the money.

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