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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 02-20-2013, 06:19 PM
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help with obd1 harness

I have a 93 325is. the guy before me had put a s50 528 in and a 325 head and a obd2 conversion. im having trouble figuring out what he screwed up can anyone help me with details on how to properly convert a obd1 harness to an obd2 harness so i can fix this hack job. Also possibly how to wire an E-manage into the harness because the e manage should take place of stock computer so it wouldnt throw codes but i dont think its properly installed because my check engine light comes on. if i could find a bentley manual i probably could figure it out mysdelf but no luck on that
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:03 PM
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Manual, LARGE .PDF. Right click and "save as":

http://api.viglink.com/api/click?for...13614148271693

This may do you more good with the electricals, the ETM for a '93 325:

http://wedophones.com/Manuals/BMW/19...g%20Manual.pdf

S50 was not a 528 engine (2.8 liter). S50 was a 3 liter engine, not 2.8

Why would someone put an M50 (325) head on an S50 (or 2.8)?
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:44 PM
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apparently the block is better to turbo and the head i believe has a lower compresssion rate it has a turbo on it. thanks for the suggestions
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:38 PM
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ken, the head for the m50/m52/s50/s52 appears to be the same casting.

the idea that one may be 'better' than another is a bit confusing, since the 323 apparently uses this casting as well as the e34 (525).

there is a 400 designation on some castings that is supposed to (somehow) be 'better', and therefore is a bit more pricey (for some reason...), but i cannot seem to find a consistent answer as to why.

i certainly isn't because it's a "//M" specific head, since it was used on multiple engines...


so op, the head makes no difference. the crank would, but that's a different subject from what was posted here.....

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http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref.do?part=11121703637



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The M50 and S50 use different heads, and but the M52 and S52 use the same head (but still different than what was used on the M50 and S50).
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The M50 and S50 use different heads, and but the M52 and S52 use the same head (but still different than what was used on the M50 and S50).
i figured that the e36 m50 was a different part number, as it was not listed, but the e34 was. wasn't the e34 using an m50 as well??

also, the 323 is listed as using the same head.

i have not looked at these side by side, but i would figure the difference may be in the combustion chamber cc's?? i do not remember seeing different valves listed for these guys when i was looking that up the other week...




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