View Full Version : WTB: 540 Motor

the turtle2
03-25-2006, 12:26 PM
Want to buy 540 motor and tranny and wiring harness...If anyone has one or knows someone who is selling one please let me know...thanks....

Bimmer Heaven
03-25-2006, 12:38 PM
how much are you looking to spend?

the turtle2
03-25-2006, 01:35 PM
around $3000....maybe more depending on mileage and condition....

03-26-2006, 07:10 PM
M60 or M62?

03-26-2006, 07:42 PM
M62 from a 1997 is ideal.

the turtle2
03-27-2006, 01:15 AM
Yes M62....thanks Rocco....hope I find one....

the turtle2
03-28-2006, 08:13 PM

the turtle2
04-01-2006, 12:35 PM
bump...someone must know where I can get this motor

the turtle2
04-08-2006, 09:20 PM

04-08-2006, 11:47 PM
That would be a very difficult transplant into an e36. A lot of custom fabrication (engine mounts, oil pan, etc.), not to mention the steering linkage, headers, and wiring.

To be honest, I think your best bet is to go F/I for higher performance. There are some really good turbo kits around.

If you're really gung ho about the V8, there's an LS1 kit (those engines are around 3k each with tranny) or if you want to stick with bmw, the 4.6L from the X5 is very reliable and has a lot of power.


the turtle2
04-09-2006, 02:57 AM
Thanks Tom, I know its a hard swap but I wanna attempt it...Plus it's different...Want to keep it all motor...