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Old 11-25-2013, 06:24 PM
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I am looking into an engine swap for my E90 328i. I was curious if an M5 engine would fit. If possible where would I be able to find an affordable engine, either whole or part by part. Thanks.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:11 PM
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I am looking into an engine swap for my E90 328i. I was curious if an M5 engine would fit. If possible where would I be able to find an affordable engine, either whole or part by part. Thanks.
Fit like the engine mounts, all electronic gizmos, ECU, etc? Or fit like throw it in the engine bay and close the hood? If later the answer it will fit with some wrecking effort. Will it blend though?


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Old 11-25-2013, 11:17 PM
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Kinda both. I assume that it will require some work, with hooking up those components. I guess what I want to know is if the engine itself would fit in with engine bay with moderate work, or will I need to spend a couple of days (or weeks) trying to fit it in there.
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:10 AM
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I think you'd be better off, financially and otherwise, to just buy a 2008 ///M5.
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:07 AM
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I am looking into an engine swap for my E90 328i. I was curious if an M5 engine would fit. If possible where would I be able to find an affordable engine, either whole or part by part. Thanks.

V10? Mike's done it - give him a PM

Difficult transition as I recall.

Affordable?

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Old 11-26-2013, 08:33 AM
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Probably be cheaper and easier to just by an M5. Sounds like would be way more work. Would chassis be able to handle the much greater HP? Wider tires?
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:03 AM
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now if you were putting a BMW engine in a MG or Triumph, or a Datsun 240Z, or in a 2002 model would be cool but I wouldnt want to mess with what you want to do
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:54 PM
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Thank you guys for all the info. I probably am just going to go out and buy this M5. Thanks again.
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Thank you guys for all the info. I probably am just going to go out and buy this M5. Thanks again.

What's important about V10?
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When it's all said and done, you're probably looking at WELL above $20K in parts and labor.

BUY A MANUAL E60 M5. They're out there, trust me. There's 2 for sale on the west coast now.


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Old 12-01-2013, 05:38 AM
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Affordable? M5? Really?

If you're serious about big hp swap, go for a small-block Chevy or 302Ford.

Much cheaper to find/maintain and can easily surpass hp of V10.


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i think you'd be better off, financially and otherwise, to just buy a 2008 ///m5.
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