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Old 09-08-2010, 05:35 PM   #1
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Shop to do M50 swap?! help

hey guys.

I'm looking at picking up a clean e30 with a blown automatic m20. NOW; I figured I might aswell go m50 or m52 when I swap.

I talked to my buddy who had an m50 swap in his e30, and he got it done at BIMMERSPORT for 2200$ for everything! cool, right?

I called in only to get quoted 2500-3000$ in JUST labour

Called PUR automotive, they said 3500$ in just labour.

So, can anyone give me some pointers and suggest a shop that isn't trying to be millionaires by 2011.
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Old 09-08-2010, 11:56 PM   #2
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Do you have space to do the swap? You could do it yourself, theres plenty of people that did and its not that complicated. 2200 seems like a lot for just a swap, are you getting custom exhaust with it? Changing all the gaskets or just drop it in?
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:11 AM   #3
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i had my swap done at Bimmersport. they CAN be on the pricey side though.

if not BS, give RMP a try, hell, get a quote from any of the shops in our vendor section. im sure all of them would be willing to hook a fellow Max member up
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:07 AM   #4
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Auto evolution, Talk to Rob. The man is very knowledgeable. Rocco, also seems to be quite reasonably priced and the work comes out great. My brother has had nothing but good things to say about RMP.
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:11 AM   #5
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do it yourself, if you got balls. 2500-3000 is just way too much for an m50 swap, but if you dont want to do it yourself then brace yourself to spend! oh yea, that price better have EVERYTHING needed for the swap.

my entire swap didnt cost me no more than 500$ doing it myself (and never doing it before!), but i got a lucky and found a complete 5 series engine.
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:26 AM   #6
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do it yourself, if you got balls. 2500-3000 is just way too much for an m50 swap, but if you dont want to do it yourself then brace yourself to spend! oh yea, that price better have EVERYTHING needed for the swap.

my entire swap didnt cost me no more than 500$ doing it myself (and never doing it before!), but i got a lucky and found a complete 5 series engine.
You forget that time=$$$, if you add up the time of swaping, and looking for parts, getting parts, posting questions here, etc etc, and multiply by a good $$ per houre job...you get a different cost!
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Wow, for 2500, I'd do the swap for you! LOLLLL
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this isssssss true!
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:44 PM   #9
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he be talking about my clean e30
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Find the engine and a place to do it, and I'll do it for 1000.
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:28 PM   #11
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Find the engine and a place to do it, and I'll do it for 1000.
I'm starting to find parts or a parts car now.

Swap could be done in my garage, do you have an engine hoist, tools, ect?

PM me..
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I know a shop that can do it for about $1500.
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I know a shop that can do it for about $1500.
just labour right?

whats the shops name?
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Find the engine and a place to do it, and I'll do it for 1000.
$950 + 24 of heineken
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just labour right?

whats the shops name?
Yes, you get the parts, they do the rest. I have all the info if interested, at Dixie and 401.
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