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Old 04-14-2003, 01:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going to buy a 99 540I 6 speed.
It needs an engine, where can I get a 99 or later 540 engine???
I heard it has to be 99 or later because earlier specs are different.
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Old 04-14-2003, 04:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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how much are u getting the engine-less car for?
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Try Ebay. There were a few 540 engines and even a 4.6l X5 engine on there just last week.
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yeah see if you can find the S62 motor.
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I agree, perfect opportunity for a S62 engine. I can recall one on ebay a while back for sale, but if you do a google search you will find one...
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putting in a S62 would be very costly cause of the fly-by-wire throttle and other new technological stuff. i'd try getting the 4.6L from the X5 or the 4.8L from the alpina Z8 unless they too dont use throttle cables, but i dont think so
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putting in a S62 would be very costly cause of the fly-by-wire throttle and other new technological stuff. i'd try getting the 4.6L from the X5 or the 4.8L from the alpina Z8 unless they too dont use throttle cables, but i dont think so [/b][/quote]
Couldn't you bypass the electronic throttle and install mechnical throttle linkage? Or am I making this to be much simpler than it is.
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a e30 with a s62 would be a nice car if u know what i mean
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