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Old 07-10-2004, 08:13 PM   #1
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Need Engine for my 89 525i Bmw

Well my engine on my 89 525i went to hell and i need one as soon as possible can anyone help me. Does anyone know where i can get a used one in good condition and price. Also does it have to be the same angine like 525 for 525 or can i put a 535 or 540 engine in my 525 body..
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Old 07-10-2004, 08:33 PM   #2
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you can put 535 (M30) or 540, (M60)

If you can find a good M60, I'd get that, there are a lot more things you can do to the V8. Including a 6spd tranny.

You can also go as far as the new 540 engine (M62) That would be an excellent mod.
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Old 07-10-2004, 08:40 PM   #3
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Also what is the 525 engine called (M?what)
like 535 is m30, 540 is m60
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Old 07-10-2004, 09:20 PM   #4
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there were two 525 engines, the early one, which I think is yours, was called M20. The newer ones were called M50
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Old 07-10-2004, 09:24 PM   #5
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if you dont want to stuff a V8 in there, you can also drop any E36 motor (325, 328, M3)
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Old 07-10-2004, 09:26 PM   #6
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e36 m3 engine + aa turbo = bertha II
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Old 07-11-2004, 01:43 AM   #7
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Ok but do any of you guys know where i can find the engine or these angines, any scrap yards or places that sells Bmw stuff. Its hard finding it.
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chucks.. ---> Contact Bimmersport bimmersport@rogers.com
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Old 07-11-2004, 12:38 PM   #10
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I got one for sale; M50 out of 94 325ia...
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How much do u want for the Engine and would i have to change the computer and the other electrical parts if i put that engine in
also how many k/m does the engine have
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In all honesty, unless you are going to suprecharge that motor, don't get another 2.5L, Upgrade to a 3.5 or 4.0. It will be well worth it, the E34 is too heavy for anything under 3 Liters.
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I also agree with gamite. Look for a nice V8 or V12 for your car, unless you plan on spending an extra $5000 on forced induction for the M50 engine to bring it up to speed for your car's weight.
You could also drop a Supra TT engine in the car as well like I plan to down the road. It'll fit, and they're not expensive engines.
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How much do u want for the Engine and would i have to change the computer and the other electrical parts if i put that engine in
also how many k/m does the engine have
I'm selling it with the computer/harness, but you need an oil pan (E36 is different). It has 130K and i'm asking $1100.
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