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Old 11-06-2009, 06:24 PM   #1
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S54 m3 swap in an e30

Hey what's up people ? I'm planing on doin a s54 m3 swap in my e30 and I was wondering, what needs to be done in order to complete the swap ? Any1 have any ideas ?
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:39 PM   #2
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You need to buy said engine and install it into an e30. Sounds pretty simple.

Dat make cents 4 u guy?
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:56 PM   #3
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just curious -- why were you thinkin S54 instead of S50/52?
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:20 PM   #4
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just curious -- why were you thinkin S54 instead of S50/52?
Ohhh about 100hp...

And about 5 times the price. And 5 times the work.
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:12 PM   #5
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might as well just copy the franken m3 build! wish i had that kind of money!!

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Old 11-07-2009, 01:08 AM   #6
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Pretty simple swapz. just drop in the engine into the desired vehicle and go!
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:35 PM   #7
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its not that bad as long as you run standalone... nvm i take it back
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:39 PM   #8
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Make sure you use the washer fluid that came standard on 03/2001 build Z8s. Once you got that down, the swap completes itself.
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:49 PM   #9
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don't forget that the upper cover for the vanos must be converted.

here this might help.

good luck.
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Old 11-07-2009, 04:59 PM   #10
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just take it. and go
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:51 PM   #11
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I heard you use a M10 Hotwire maf and it only bolts to the M20 sport auto tranny. Other then that it's wires up just like M50 swap.
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Old 11-08-2009, 12:36 PM   #12
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my driveshaft suggestion -->



cut to size. duct tape flange.
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