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Old 04-23-2011, 02:40 PM
LoveL6 LoveL6 is offline
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Smile looking engine swap for my 535i

here everyone who knows about e28, i have a idea to swap a N55 or new N20 on my e28 which one is better, less problem/money to do? any info will be great thx.
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:24 AM
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Less money is to keep the same engine, after that money is the limiting factor. The problems with the newer engines is that the computers are connected to a lot of things in the cars so it becomes almost impossible to make them work.
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:01 PM
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There are plenty of good threads out there detailing tasty e34 engine swaps into the e28, so I'd certainly consider it. What about a 540i engine or even the e34 M5 engine? Either of these would yield a few extra ponies! The V8 from the e34 540i is a cheap one to pick up and maintain too. 300lbs of torque as standard and 6 gears sounds good to me!!

Or you could go nuts with an e32 / e38 5L / 5.4L v12, some throttle bodies, stand alone ecu and a supercharger
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