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Old 10-18-2007, 04:46 PM   #1
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Thumbs up M3, M5 engine transplant

Hey guys, ive been toying with the idea of transplanting an M3 S54 or even the V8 from the E39 M5 into my E46 chassis and i was wondering if anyone on board knows a shop/dealer that can install/deliver a crated engine with the whole shabang such as ECU, motor/tranny mounts,transmission, etc. Also
i wanted to know if there are any furthur modifications to the
chassis/exterior/interior required to make such transplants.

If anyone has any other suggestions for a different engine transplant please chime in as im open to any ideas at this point
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Old 10-18-2007, 04:49 PM   #2
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I've seen a E30 with a M5 stuffed into.. was like couple of years ago thou. He was selling the E30 M5 setup for like 15G's at that time..
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:48 PM   #3
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I've seen a E30 with a M5 stuffed into.. was like couple of years ago thou. He was selling the E30 M5 setup for like 15G's at that time..
that's a S38 motor(3.6/3.8 inline6), not the S62(5.0 V8), S38 in a E30 has been done to death, I've seen a few of them here in Toronto.

I've seen a E46 touring with a S62 motor, it looks like a perfect fit, but I don't really know how much modification it took to sqeeze it in there, but it is possible.
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:00 PM   #4
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I think RMP can tackle this project, just contact Rocco, all that matters is just the time and the dough. Nothing will stop you. Id love to see this kind of project in the GTA. Do it Kev!
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:22 PM   #5
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ur crazy kev
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:29 PM   #6
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Kev, paint the trunk first. We'll take about the transplant later

(I'm one to talk with having an automatic tranny )
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:30 PM   #7
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Kev, paint the trunk first. We'll take about the transplant later

(I'm one to talk with having an automatic tranny )
But I hear women love the auto.

(at least love to drive it. )
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:34 PM   #8
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his trunk looks fine.. pics dont show shit. i saw it in person today. friggin sick. no need to paint it.. unique theme with the mtech and silver cf diffuser...
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But I hear women love the auto.

(at least love to drive it. )
STFU! At least I CAN drive my car

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his trunk looks fine.. pics dont show shit. i saw it in person today. friggin sick. no need to paint it.. unique theme with the mtech and silver cf diffuser...
i was talking about painting all but that CSL lip part of the trunk as I mentioned in the other thread - it would accent his front lip PERFECTLY!
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and thats what im saying, theres no need to even paint it at all. it's pretty sick.
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and thats what im saying, theres no need to even paint it at all. it's pretty sick.
lol, Since I know for a fact that your tastes and mine are polar opposites, let's agree to disagree. Back on topic folks!
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:52 PM   #12
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lol okayy .. thats why i dont drive a e36 =) thank you

but we are on the same page.. sorta.. cause i like ur wheels on the car man
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thanks for the feedback guys. Do you guys recommend talking to Bimmersport as well?
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Old 10-19-2007, 01:10 PM   #14
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why no body put a got damn 4.4 v8 in there car this engine .. man ...
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Old 10-19-2007, 01:57 PM   #15
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thanks for the feedback guys. Do you guys recommend talking to Bimmersport as well?
Wouldn't hurt to call. I'm sure Charlie would let you know if he can handle it or not.
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