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Old 07-06-2008, 01:11 PM
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S62 engine in a e38

could you swap a s62 engine from a bmw m5 into a 740il maybe including the 6 speed tranny as well considering that they are pratically the same engine right just bored larger in the s62. Has anyone done it already. Thanks
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:22 PM
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it has been done. I forgot the engone number but I guaranteed it is a E39 M5.

As for the cost, I will not mention it.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:59 AM
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Your main concern would be cost, though it is absolutely possible. You would, however need to have a new propeller shaft made, as there was never a manual LWB E38. It would not be an easy feat considering the vastly different sensors and wiring that the S62 requires. It's far from a plug-and-play replacement.

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Old 08-19-2010, 07:12 PM
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possibly, I heard something like that happen, only a friend of mine told me about it.
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:17 AM
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wow old thread. i have an idea to get a V12 and stick it into a short wheel base E38. i think that would be cool.

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