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Mig
07-10-2004, 08:13 PM
Well my engine on my 89 525i went to hell and i need one as soon as possible can anyone help me. Does anyone know where i can get a used one in good condition and price. Also does it have to be the same angine like 525 for 525 or can i put a 535 or 540 engine in my 525 body..

Gamite
07-10-2004, 08:33 PM
you can put 535 (M30) or 540, (M60)

If you can find a good M60, I'd get that, there are a lot more things you can do to the V8. Including a 6spd tranny.

You can also go as far as the new 540 engine (M62) That would be an excellent mod.

Mig
07-10-2004, 08:40 PM
Also what is the 525 engine called (M?what)
like 535 is m30, 540 is m60

Gamite
07-10-2004, 09:20 PM
there were two 525 engines, the early one, which I think is yours, was called M20. The newer ones were called M50

Jon@Bimmersport
07-10-2004, 09:24 PM
if you dont want to stuff a V8 in there, you can also drop any E36 motor (325, 328, M3)

SickFinga
07-10-2004, 09:26 PM
e36 m3 engine + aa turbo = bertha II

Mig
07-11-2004, 01:43 AM
Ok but do any of you guys know where i can find the engine or these angines, any scrap yards or places that sells Bmw stuff. Its hard finding it. :D

Gamite
07-11-2004, 03:12 AM
chucks.. :P ---> Contact Bimmersport bimmersport@rogers.com

Jase
07-11-2004, 12:17 PM
www.car-part.com

Eurostyle
07-11-2004, 12:38 PM
I got one for sale; M50 out of 94 325ia...

Mig
07-12-2004, 03:30 AM
Eurostyle
How much do u want for the Engine and would i have to change the computer and the other electrical parts if i put that engine in
also how many k/m does the engine have

Gamite
07-12-2004, 04:17 AM
In all honesty, unless you are going to suprecharge that motor, don't get another 2.5L, Upgrade to a 3.5 or 4.0. It will be well worth it, the E34 is too heavy for anything under 3 Liters.

djcontra
07-12-2004, 11:11 AM
I also agree with gamite. Look for a nice V8 or V12 for your car, unless you plan on spending an extra $5000 on forced induction for the M50 engine to bring it up to speed for your car's weight.
You could also drop a Supra TT engine in the car as well like I plan to down the road. It'll fit, and they're not expensive engines.

Eurostyle
07-12-2004, 12:40 PM
Originally posted by Mig
Eurostyle
How much do u want for the Engine and would i have to change the computer and the other electrical parts if i put that engine in
also how many k/m does the engine have

I'm selling it with the computer/harness, but you need an oil pan (E36 is different). It has 130K and i'm asking $1100.