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E28 (1982 - 1988)

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Old 09-28-2009, 04:08 PM
motohunter4 motohunter4 is offline
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Mein Auto: 85 735i Euro, 03 ML500
528e motor swap?

how hard would it be to swap a 535i motor into a 528e?
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:50 AM
south26 south26 is offline
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Do you have a whole 535i parts car? Because you will need the engine, radiator, the tranny, the ECU and harness. So if you do not have a parts car it is more difficult.

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Old 09-29-2009, 09:51 AM
jimoreno jimoreno is offline
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Driveshaft will also be required and then there is the slight difference in the brake systems (535 has hydrulic boost while 528 uses vacuum) but I guess you can stick with the vacuum as long as you find a suitable connection on the M30 manifold.
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