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7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994)

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Old 10-21-2014, 03:03 AM
alvaro_noriega alvaro_noriega is offline
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82 733i restore/modification

I inherited my dad's 1982 733i. I would like to make it like new again, and even better. I would like to put a more modern BMW drive train into it and update the suspension. Has anybody done anything like this? Have any suggestions? I was thinking
The n62 v8 engine. But I god inline six is not out of the question.

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Old 10-21-2014, 04:54 PM
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Mein Auto: E23;E30;E38;E32;E34 +
It's not so much the engine as the management system. Later control was much better, economical and made better power. Problem is that the unit plugs are not interchangeable (plug and play) so you have to rewire the car. A quick verse of 'It's only the engine bay' will cause any Auto Elec Tech to ROFL and plan his retirement on your money. Better to restore to original and enjoy.
New bushes through the suspension front and rear plus a good wheel alignment will restore original handling. You will be supprised how good that is.
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