I went dark since the leatherique restore thread - I've been working my ass off thanks to freelance jobs apart from my job during the day
Little 316i has been great - it took couple road trips and daily commute..for almost 2 years without any problem.
I always thought about the swap since I hated the engine - and that's why I didn't really do anything until I can afford the swap even when I noticed subtle changes that it developed from couple months ago.
Anyways, car overheated in uphill and I spun a rod bearing -a night before the Bimmercruise.
I have enough budget to afford M40 - M42 swap but no shop is interested in doing it(at least until winter).
Right now I have 3 options:
1. Send my car to the shop and get M52 swap done
2. Find someone to do M42 swap
3. Do M42 swap by myself
#1 I can focus on my work - but budget is too tight(I gotta refresh suspension + brake)
#2 Cheap(er) labour - but haven't really found anyone yet, and shops don't want to do it - and I have to source the parts anyways
#3 No labour cost - I haven't found the place + I have no experience + I have to drop some of upcoming projects that I can make money off of
Right now I am asking some of my friends who has experience and garage - but they seem to be too busy. Honestly #3 is most tempting but my schedule might not allow me to do this..
Anyone in here ever did M40-M42 swap? or even M42 to M42 swap?