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hammoj28
03-11-2004, 07:11 PM
Do any of you guys have pictures of an M30 engine. I have recently bought a car with an engine transplant and the owner said it was a 3.0 from a five series. Iv'e been told it could be an M30 but I am not sure. The reason I'm not sure is because the M30 engine seems to have the box like inlet manifold and my engine has the manifold like a E30 325i. Was there any variations of the M30? Are there any other 3.0 engines that look different? Any info would be appreciated

Gamite
03-11-2004, 08:02 PM
3.5 L - E34

http://www.gamite.net/bmw/images/engine.jpg

3.2 L - E28

http://www.unixnerd.demon.co.uk/m30_left.jpg

3.0 L - I think E12

http://www.unixnerd.demon.co.uk/nice_engine.jpg

hammoj28
03-11-2004, 08:49 PM
Nah it's got a different inlet manifold to them. I'll post it sometime when I get pics. Probably next week.

Gamite
03-11-2004, 10:52 PM
This is a 3.0L M60


http://www.unixnerd.demon.co.uk/m60.jpg

hammoj28
03-11-2004, 11:06 PM
It's a straight six and an old one which hasn't got the plastics covers.

Gamite
03-11-2004, 11:42 PM
Originally posted by hammoj28
It's a straight six and an old one which hasn't got the plastics covers.

oh ok, I'll wait for the pics.

bmwm5lover
03-12-2004, 03:56 PM
ill post one when i get home

hammoj28
03-12-2004, 05:16 PM
Oh yeah what does the engine out of a 528 look like??

Gamite
03-13-2004, 12:27 AM
E39?

bmwm5lover
03-13-2004, 02:43 PM
M30 from a 533i

hammoj28
03-17-2004, 07:36 PM
Here ya go. This is the Engine. Apparantely it's a 3.0 but I'm not sure. Could it be a 2.8 or something. Also, Iv'e never seen the pipes coming out of the top of the inlet manifold like that. Is it possible that the guy who put the engine in changed the size of inlet manifold to get it into the car??

e28535isghost
03-18-2004, 02:57 AM
looks like the motor out of a 528 to me wich seems to be a 2.8 i believe only motor ive seen with the manifold on top of the motor like that

87e30
03-22-2004, 01:45 AM
Originally posted by e28535isghost
looks like the motor out of a 528 to me wich seems to be a 2.8 i believe only motor ive seen with the manifold on top of the motor like that
the 528 has a 2.7L eta engine, same as teh 325, 325e/es which that motor looks to be, look at the valve cover it has the mounting point on the valve cover for the cold start valve

hammoj28
03-22-2004, 06:18 PM
What does ETA mean???