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Old 04-13-2011, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by lild View Post
there are some difference's with the older single vanos and the newer double vanos. you will need a ecu, wire harness, different type of o2 sensors, maf, possibly tranny, some of the older ones had the gm tranny in it, vanos silinoid. so if you get a used motor get a complete with intake manifold, even these are different. unforanutely bmw changed quite a bit form 98 to 99 and on.

plus what the previos poster posted.
Oh, I didn't realize the op wanted to put a TU into his car. The swap from a 98 to a 99+ requires a lot of work. I would stick with the current engine that is in the car. You can get an engine from a 96-99 328i e36 chassis, or 97-98 528i. I have done a swap from a 2002 530i manual into a 1997 528i automatic. It was very difficult, and in the end, I probably spent over 20 hours programming the car.
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