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11-05-2008, 11:21 AM
doest anyone now if a e34 540 motor mounts up with early 535i e34??? because i am thinking abot doing a motor swap. and i want to throw in a v8 instead of a inline six. and does anyone know if they have changed the trany mounts for 90 to 95??? by this i mean will any trany bolt up to the motor. during that time.

11-05-2008, 12:20 PM
The mount is likely the least of your problem. You need to compare the arrangement of the engine compartment of the two cars. The V8 takes up so much space the brake booster is at the front of the engine compartment. Your transmission will not bolt up to the V8 either.

bimmer dot info
11-05-2008, 01:47 PM
Any engine that went into an e34 will fit other e34s. The brackets, transmission, brake booster, radiator and many other parts are specific to different models. You might need to buy a lot of parts and possibly fabricate some to make things work.

attack eagle
11-05-2008, 11:21 PM
tranny crossmemebers change depending on which transmission is installed...

Cheaper and easier to simply buy a v8 to begin with, and swap over any AC schnitzer parts (bumpers, skirts?) that you want.