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Old 09-05-2013, 09:08 PM   #1
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
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M40b16 finally stopped working..M42 swap?

Hi guys,

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?
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