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Old 09-10-2010, 11:01 AM   #31
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^^^ correct. 5 points!
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:34 AM   #32
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For sure Sam, an E30 S54 swap would be no problem at all. We can't wait to complete such a project (or E21, or 2002...)
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:50 PM   #33
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E21 would be pretty awesome. I haven't seen that yet, but I think the 2002 is too small of a chassis and it would look kind of hacked in there, because you'd have to either mess with the firewall or cut out the rad support. An M20 is a strech into a 2002, I couldn't imagine a S54.

E21 S54 all the way. With some big flares out back and a super wide tire.
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:09 PM   #34
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If a m20 and a m50 are the same length, the should be no problem in a 2002, as I beleive the white and purple 2002 has a m20 that's been out this year at the cruises, the 3.5 m30 would be a problem though
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:26 PM   #35
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S54 is a bit longer then a M50 I think. I might be wrong. M20 still requires cutting the rad support in a E21, and 2002. But I think the E21 still has more room. A S54 E28 would be pretty bad ass.
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:39 AM   #36
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I was thinking about that (s54 e28)-- not that it is something I could afford but you know how it is-- but I don't think it's doable without a lot of custom fabrication. Won't work with the e28 subframe.

Euro s50 on the other hand...
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:21 PM   #37
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The S54 bolts in the same as a S5x, which bolts in the same as a M5x.

At least thats what I've gathered. The only thing you don't retain is the dual pickup oil pan, because you use a E34 pan.

I might be wrong.
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:44 PM   #38
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Ah, I didn't think the e34 oilpan would fit the dual pickup s54?

Sorry for threadjack.
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I know of a great E30 candidate for an S54 swap
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Old 09-14-2010, 12:22 AM   #40
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S54 is a bit longer then a M50 I think. I might be wrong. M20 still requires cutting the rad support in a E21, and 2002. But I think the E21 still has more room. A S54 E28 would be pretty bad ass.
M20 fits without cutting (into an E21). They made factory 323i in Europe.
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Old 09-14-2010, 12:50 PM   #41
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Motor work and tranny swap have been completed. I'll hopefully snap some pics of the interior once the shift boot arrives, but check out the e-test after all the work was completed. Healthy V8 now!
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:19 PM   #42
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Noise, rough idle, power loss...it would be fairly obvious. The loud rattle would be the most unique symptom.
Any mileage correlation to the symptoms?
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:53 AM   #43
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The higher the mileage, the greater the chances that the chain is the cause of the symptoms I mentioned. Honestly the noise and incorrect timing should be blatantly obvious, to the point where you'd be going to see your technician to check the car anyway.

It's just that once your mechanic says what's wrong then admits they either a) cannot perform the job or b) that it will cost $4000+ to fix is the moment when you call us.
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:26 PM   #44
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I know of a great E30 candidate for an S54 swap

I do too

PS the 401 is not a take off runway from an airport......i saw you this afternoon
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:07 PM   #45
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I do too

PS the 401 is not a take off runway from an airport......i saw you this afternoon
Rudy was just trying to impress you
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