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Old 01-28-2012, 09:58 PM   #1
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Cool Complete M52 swap->E30

It's been a fun summer with my E30, but it's time to move onto a new project.

For sale is a complete M52 swap for any E30. This swap is complete from the air intake straight back to the exhaust tip and everything in between.

M52B28, 100% rebuilt using all OEM components. Main bearings, con rod bearings, piston rings, valves guides etc etc. Vanos is rebuilt with a complete Dr. Vanos kit. Broken in using the motoman method, first oil change at 30km, switched to Redline 10w-40 at ~1000km. Have approx 2000km on the rebuild.

Has been upgraded with S52 cams, M50 intake, RichieS99 cold air intake (modified to have filter in brake duct area, enclosed in a splash/rock shield)

The exhaust is eBay long tube headers into single 3" stainless pipe all the way back. Magnaflow cat, Borla muffler in middle and another magnaflow muffler out back. Only uses the front O2 Sensors (which are new).

OBD II computer with EWS delete, rear O2 delete. Tuned for M50 intake, S52 cams and the headers. The tuning was done by TRM.

My E30 is an early model, so the wiring adapter is the rectangular 10 pin. If your E30 is a late model you will need to make your own adapter. I can help you make yours if requested, it is easy and well documented on R3V.

E36 328i ZF manual transmission and driveshaft. Shifter not included, you reuse the one in your car. If your car is an automatic, I can add all the components to convert your car to manual for extra cost.

The swap has been a helluva lot of fun. It has only been used to go to and from the racetrack/autox, as well as a cruising some country back roads. Been dead reliable, the only time it ever gave me a problem was when the ECU +ve terminal came off the battery at a Trillium ADS, and the starter quit working (replaced with new 3 months ago).

Price is $3000 firm. The engine will not be removed until a 50% deposit is payed. I would be more then happy to take prospective buyers out in the car for demonstrations (dry days only though, Starspecs don't like cold, let alone snow lol). PM works, or reach me at 416 357 1922.

Some pics of the car in action

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Old 01-31-2012, 12:00 AM   #2
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Was out for a ride at the track, Engine runs strong, total blast! Does not miss a beat. Whats your next project?

Bump for a good guy!
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:59 PM   #3
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Thanks for the bump adam!

Lots of people have been asking if I will part out the drive train, and some how they would install it. I will not sell individual components because if this doesn't sell it will continue duty as my track car, and installation can be negotiated at time of purchase.
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:20 PM   #4
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As for my next project, it will be another E30 but the rest of the details are a secret I am keeping to myself wouldn't want to spoil the reveal!
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:03 PM   #5
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Although I haven't ridden in this car. I can vouch for the stoutness of this motor. It sounds strong and the car definitely looks like it pulls hard.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:31 PM   #6
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I should also add that this also includes the ix booster with the M5 master cylinder upgrade, as well as all the little bits needed to make the swap work (frame mounted fuel pressure regulator, mounts, coolant lines etc etc)
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:45 AM   #7
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Any interest on the engine alone?
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:12 PM   #8
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Any interest on the engine alone?
As I already mentioned, will not be parting out any part of this swap. If it doesn't sell, this car will go back to being my track car.
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:07 AM   #9
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This is the pic you're supposed to show. The money shot:
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:26 PM   #10
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Yeah... no ABS = full lock up fml lol
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Wow so soon eh? Glws can't wait to see the next project
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Yeah... no ABS = full lock up fml lol
Looks more like broken exhaust + massive oil blow by to me...

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Wow so soon eh? Glws can't wait to see the next project
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Looks more like broken exhaust + massive oil blow by to me...

Shhhhhhh, your giving away my secret! Car is faster if it doesn't have to carry all that oil around!
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As I already mentioned, will not be parting out any part of this swap. If it doesn't sell, this car will go back to being my track car.
im hoping u change ur mind
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Can you install it? I currently have running m42/5psd.
I have 1991 318i sedan.
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