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: 530it engine swap?

12-01-2008, 07:20 AM
Hey guys,

Is there any info out there to swap a 4.0ltr into my trusty little wagon? Seems like a bolt in swap and 4.0ltr's are more common and cheaper in the bone yards. Any help would be appreciated. The car just turned 210k and is starting to show signs of the mileage......plus the extra hp with the lower gear ratios of the 530 make it very tempting.......:D

12-01-2008, 09:36 AM
Yes, it is pretty much a drop in swap. You'll need the ECU from the 4.0 car. You can also use a 5-speed from a 530i or a 6spd from a 540i for the ultimate wagon. A few people have done the swap. I would do some searching on bimmer.info.