I figured it would be doable, guess I just have to do some calling around and shoot some emails out to see what kind of work/price I'm looking at. Maybe I can send the car off to someone while I'm gone for work and it could be like a research and development thing.
Yes, the V8 is dying. I was talking to my dad about this because he is a Jag guy and asked me what BMW is doing to meet the emissions demands. Jag is going the other way, they're going to smaller V6 motors and I think they're super charging them. Where as Bmw is going turbo V8. I think this will be his selling point when he goes to get a new car.