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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 03-01-2012, 08:26 PM
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3.2L Goodness

Picked up an S52 today to replace the big hole in the front of my car.

I only have a terrible cell phone picture at the moment, since it's still sitting in my mom's van.



Details:
-180k
-Comes with all pulley accessories, but no OBDII-specific stuff included except coils and VC
-Newish PS pump, hoses and res.
-He was nice enough to let me cut out the temp sensor pigtail, so I don't have to buy an overpriced adapter.
-Rogue Engineering underdrive pulleys

Best part: only $1100

I'm going to swap all of the OBDI intake stuffs and harness from my M50 along with the 3.5" MAF I bought for the stroker. Can't wait!
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:35 PM
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I thought the s52 idea was out the picture lol
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:37 PM
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I wonder at the end of all this work if it would have been cheaper to just buy an ///m....

I'm excited to see how fast you do this swap though

Good luck!
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:42 PM
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S52 for $1100?

Whats wrong with it?
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:51 PM
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S52 for $1100?

Whats wrong with it?
My thought exactly. I hope nothing is wrong with it, but that's like less than half the going rate, more like 1/3rd.

With that said, DUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE!!!!!!!!!! Very jelly.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:56 PM
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I wonder at the end of all this work if it would have been cheaper to just buy an ///m....

I'm excited to see how fast you do this swap though

Good luck!
Thanks!

Eh, M3 might have been cheaper, I'm only $3-5k in on this car (I don't actually keep track, so it's probably more ). Definitely less work, though.
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My thought exactly. I hope nothing is wrong with it, but that's like less than half the going rate, more like 1/3rd.

With that said, DUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE!!!!!!!!!! Very jelly.
I know the guy and I remember when he had it in his car, but he totaled the car a couple months ago. So there's nothing immediately wrong with it, but it's got 180k, so it's going to need some stuff soon enough. Also, keep in mind that it is missing a lot of the stuff I don't need.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:10 PM
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Beautiful. Can't wait to see you swap it in there!
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:12 PM
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Nice CJ. Looking forward to watching swap 2.0. But how long will the Getrag last?
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:18 PM
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Who knows. It already has some slack in the output flange that causes slight jerking from decel to accel, and vice versa. I need a new clutch setup, too, since mine is starting to slip under high load. I'll probably go with the F1 setup, and I've been keeping an eye out for a local ZF.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:24 PM
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By the way, I think I figured out how you got the M50 out of your car so quickly:

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Old 03-01-2012, 10:30 PM
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:40 PM
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OH man! i totally missed this thread. dammit all. I'm very jelly. now i need teh S52ness.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:08 PM
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$1,100 isnt too far off...I got my complete s50 with all accesories, cluster, wiring harness, dme, trans, driveshaft and diff for $2650 about 2 years ago with only 89k on everything. IM stoked for you cj.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:14 PM
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Good luck cj with a good clutch you should be set for a while, no hard shifting on the getrag and all should hold together.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:59 PM
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Yeah, good clutch will come sometime later, don't have money for it now. But the slipping clutch will probably be easier on the getrag
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:15 PM
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Good luck CJ...

Awesome deal you got there
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Nice!

The old Getrag well be just fine.

When is this occurring?

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Old 03-02-2012, 05:34 PM
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Just put it in my garage right now. Tonight I'll take everything off the S52 that I don't need, take everything off the M50 that's being swapped, label the harness, swap the clutch and transmission. Then hopefully most everything will be done over the weekend. I'll probably forget some part, have to wait all week for it, but then it should be running by next weekend.

I put a new slave in over the summer, but when I pulled it out of the trans, it came out in two pieces... It's good to be put back together, right?
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:01 PM
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I tried welding the nut to the starter for ghetto threaded starter... The starter is aluminum
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:42 PM
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****ty luck continues... Oh well. At least I made some progress tonight. The harness is off the M50 and all labeled up, and the S52 is stripped of the stuff I don't need.

Damage from the day:

-Both M50 knock sensors disintegrated upon removal. I'm think I'm gonna splice in the S52 sensors, it should work (connector is different).

-Stripped a bellhousing bolt, I'll have to cut the head off tomorrow.

-Looks like the rear main seal on the S52 is leaking

-Slave cylinder fell in two pieces, and rod is 30%ish worn down on one side from rubbing against something
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I wish you were closer. I'd so hire you to fix some of this crap on Elvira. I don't have the time or the knees to do it myself.

Subscribed, CJ. I'm excited for you.
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Great work CJ

Side note: Ken, a visit this summer isn't impossible... Waiting on a few things to fall into place atm...
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:13 PM
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Side note: Ken, a visit this summer isn't impossible... Waiting on a few things to fall into place atm...
That would be so cool. I hope it works out.
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