View Full Version : will a 98 BMW 540i engine go in a 92 E36?

07-05-2008, 10:05 AM
hey guys just wanted to know if the 98 BMW 540i engine bolts into a 92 E36 or if modifications are required.if so what would need to be done?

07-05-2008, 11:50 AM
Yeah it should slip right in no hassle at all!

Just kidding, from what I have read it takes an arm, leg and possibly both of your testicles to make the v8 fit.
Also converting from obdI to obdII is no simple or cheap task.

Im sure custom engine/tranny mounts are needed, mostlikely relocation of various engine bay components.

In my opinion its definetly not worth the hassle, drop in an s52 and be on your way.

07-05-2008, 01:40 PM
Yes it fits... I've worked on a V8 powered E36 before...

07-05-2008, 01:46 PM
really tight fit.

07-05-2008, 01:47 PM
money can make anything fit

07-05-2008, 01:57 PM
really tight fit.

thats what she said *shiner*

That would be sweet to have a V8 in an E36.

07-05-2008, 02:42 PM
really tight fit.

tight like a virgin?......very niice