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Old 01-08-2007, 05:00 PM   #1
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Thinking about motor swap into the E32

Hey guys, been thinking about what direction I want to take the E32 in, and was bouncing ideas back and forth with paul last night.

I've found the swap that I will/hope to do a few years down the road, and want some extra opinions.

Some of you know me (and paul) and know that when it comes to ideas we are kinda well..... crazy to say the least...


So here is my decision, I am planning to find a crashed car with the engine that I want, now this car is newer and so that's why I need/want to wait for a few years (maybe 3-5 depending on availability) before I do the swap.

So please give me your opinions on this:






























S65 V10 and tranny out of a E60 M5 or E63 M6...

And yes in case you ask, im dead serious.

Also I would like to have mature posts here not any of this "you are a retard" or "yea sure when pigs fly" useless posts. I want solid well thought out responses. I plan to get the motor and tranny as soon as I can find a good one for a "reasonable" price, and then work the car up to handle the power then do the swap. Things i'd like to know are, what kind of electrical type of stuff would be required (if you have any idea) and things such as that. I know that It will fit (engine bay is big enough and the car is roughly the same lengh as the E60)...
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Old 01-08-2007, 05:05 PM   #2
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I'm sure it'll fit; I'm also sure you'll never be able to get the factory electronics to work. That's not a personal reflection on you; its just that complicated. You'll need to look into an aftermarket EMS.

Have you thought of m30 + turbo or s38 + turbo? I think both would be more manageable for a swap and would make more torque to propel a heavy e32.
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Old 01-08-2007, 05:11 PM   #3
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M62 or S62 would be less of a headache.
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Old 01-08-2007, 05:19 PM   #4
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Do you plan to crash the m5 or m6 yourself?
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Old 01-08-2007, 05:43 PM   #5
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Sick idea. I dunno anything technical, so i won't be of any help at all I am also considering of swapping and E39 M5 driveline into my e34 or if i can't wait long enough,...i'll just go the FI route. ButThats one project i'll follow for sureeee
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Old 01-08-2007, 06:22 PM   #6
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Just turbo the M30. Best way for more power.
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:53 PM   #7
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What's "reasonably priced" to you.
Those motors will be going for 25K+ for AT LEAST the next 6+ years. I mean an s38 is 5K+ for a nice one.
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Why put a bmw motor in it sean? I dont understand why you'd want to do that, unless you plan on racing competitively, since i'm told some classes dont allow cars with motors of a different brand.

LS1 or LS6 bro
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Old 01-08-2007, 08:09 PM   #9
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do you like your hard earned cash??

if you are really serious, listen to what NickP says:
do fresh M30 + stage 2 turbo kit from here: http://turbochargingdynamics.com/

IMO skip the S38 (moneypit)


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Old 01-08-2007, 08:09 PM   #10
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Sounds like a really cool idea to put a V10 in your E32 but its not going to be a easy swap you will be dealing with some of BMW's newest electronics and computers, modules etc the only people that know this stuff is BMW techs that work for BMW it will be a real pain to wire this stuff up in your old car as everything is high tech and you will need the I-drive also to work the engine and electronics in your old E32 and the cost alone will be a lot of money to do this. So if i was you i would look into something that's less expensive and less of a headache you should look at the E39 power plant out of that M5 it will be easyer to set up then an V10 from a E60 or E63 or here's one cool idea if you want a really powerful motor get a 572 big block Chev from GM and put that beast into your E32 that will give more than enough power anyways good luck in your plans
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Old 01-08-2007, 09:00 PM   #11
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TCD Stage 2 is good for over 400 whp. That's more than enough, and for signifcantly cheaper.
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honestly, a LS7 sounds like a good idea now.

by the time you are done the v10 swap, you might as well buy a M5/M6 by then, you probally spent more, and the car would be 1/100th as reliable as a factory M5/M6. The V12s are next to nothing now days, why not those?
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Old 01-08-2007, 09:11 PM   #13
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I think you may need a bigger engine to handle the extra weight of the driver.... I suggest you look into something like this... You might be able to reach 60km/h with this..

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like already stated, these motors and trannys will be $$$$$$$ for a LONG time to come. I know somebody with a V10 motor/tranny combo right now and they want something "unreasonable" for it.
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Old 01-08-2007, 10:01 PM   #15
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i would be all for that V10 swap but like marky mark said its bmws newest technology which will be a bitch for any willing shop to figure out the electronics and i dobut that theeres a standalone sys. that can control ALL of the v10s modules sensors etc etc....i know you may not disagree and that V10 swap is what you may really want to do, but IMO a way to make the 7er fun is to get a manual trans, convert to 5spd(guessing its auto now), prep the motor for high boost, get the kit that axxe talked about, and get madd power and a tranny that can take that shit all day long, i doubt the slush box can take a beating but i may be wrong...but make sure sean if you end up doing something, its something YOU want and u will be pleased with in the end.
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