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  1. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hey guys, my name is Cary Miller out of Houston, Texas. Been slowly fixing up my new to me 95 318is. Got it running after about $1500 in the engine and three months but ive decided to go ahead and swap the engine. Still fairly new to scene and wondering the best way to find out what engines I...
  2. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    So, I have a 2011 550i with the n63 engine. I got it for a reasonable price, there was a few problems with the engine. It was drinking oil, it had fried piston ring, the valve seals were leaking, and the turbo lines were leaking. So I decided the best option was to do an engine swap. Because the...
  3. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I am just curious if it would be possible to engine swap a 2008 E92 320i with the more modern turbo N20/B48 engine. I bought the 4 cylinder because it is my daily driver and don’t want to spend a ton on gasoline but it just lacks torque. I already got a tune but that did not really make a...
  4. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I had recently just bought a 2001 bmw 530i for 500 not running but got it going with some spark plugs and 2 new coils and it needs the trans rebuilt ( which is getting done soon ) it is drivable at the moment it just has trouble getting into gear. I was wondering what would be the best engine...
  5. X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Anyone know if I can make a clean swap of N55B30A from an X3 into my X5 with N55B30A (details below)? What kind of things would need to be changed on X3 engine I am swapping in or on my X5 (donee car)? I am guessing some parts like the alternator, aircon pump and power steering pump on the belt...
  6. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    So I have an e90 chasis at home an I was thinking of making it a drift car. So then I was thinking about maybe doing a 2jz swap, I know its more common on 335i but is possible on a 328i?????? And if so what components would be needed to do the conversion.
  7. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hey guys, I’m currently trying to make a decision on the life of my e36. I have a 97’ 328i sedan. It’s automatic. About 197k miles. It currently has a head gasket leak on the rear passenger side of the block and it’s a good leak, I probably lose 1/4 of a liter of coolant every 100miles. No doubt...
  8. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Recently bought a 116,000 mile 2006 2 litre X3. Pretty sure it is one of the lower models. What upgrades can be done e.g heated/massage seats and engine swaps. Are the wiring looms similar between different engines? Also do the wiring looms have the fittings for extra options.
  9. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    hi there car enthusiasts. i have myself a 2014 F30 320i and when i bought i was unaware of trim otherwise the 335 wouldve been the steal, but oh well. i wanna work with what i’ve got. would an engine swap be possible on mine? i hear a 2jz or 1jz might fit, i need to satisfy my crave of the...
  10. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    A little bit over a year ago, I started engine swapping my manual 1997 318i. I picked up an automatic 1998 328i, and swapped my 5spd trans onto it and put in in the chassis. I also purchased a K+DCAN Cable from eBay to plug into the 20pin under the hood for ews rolling code alignment. I now have...
  11. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    I need some of you expertise... I need to replace an engine in a 2012 535i, N55, REAR WHEEL DRIVE, 2012-04-26 production date. It believe it spun a rod. My question is about retrofit an engine from an another series? I don't know if the major components would line-up, the manifold...
  12. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    My 2001 e38 has 190k miles on it and needs a timing chain replacement. Would be cheaper to source a low mile engine to swap out. Some people have dropped an LS as an upgrade. Any body have info on what other powerplants would work better with less customization?
  13. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    So I need a new engine for my car. I got a couple of quotes from local places. One $5-6k and the other $8k. This is with a used engine @ around 80k miles on it. I called around myself and the cost of the engine seems to be around $1,500. Now I USED to be a mechanic myself... in the 80's. I had 5...
  14. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    I'm working on a '98 740il that had the guide rails disintegrate and the timing chain jumped off of the drive sprocket. I haven't torn it down beyond valve covers and oil pan yet. But just from that it appears that there are many valves not seating (bent), and there was a lot of aluminum debris...
  15. BMW Coding and Programming
    Hi as ive just went through a minor hurtle ive wanted to share this experience with all of you. just to clearify im not a coding expert, however i am working with it on a daily basis. A customer just rebuild his old 2001 E46 320i M54B20 with a donor engine M54B30 and control unit. (this donor...
  16. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi i got this LL 2001 e46 manuel stock 320i which ive rebuild with an 330i engine from a 2002 RL e46 aut. my plan is as shown on the picture attachment. i want to be using only the engine and driveline and dme from 330i and then code it. will it work? did i miss out on anything please let me...
  17. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    First off, excuse my naiveness. I am young and clueless and am not very read up on car mechanics. What would it take / is it reasonably possible to drop an E90 M3 V8 and transmission into an all wheel drive 3 series wagon? Yes, an all wheel drive M3 is sacrilegious, but I live in Minnesota and...
  18. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi guys So I have an issue with my 318ci N42 engine, its misfiring to oblivion on cold starts and during motorway driving. I have changed coil packs, spark plugs, head gasket and all of the filters. Nothing seems to have solved the issue. I heard that the 4cyl engines are complete trash from a...
  19. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    Hello everyone. I want to perform an engine swap on my e30 in the future, but I need advice as to which engines are within my budget (~$2,500 or less) that produce a decent amount of power. Please give me all ideas or advice.
  20. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi! Any of you guys know what differences there are between engine N62b48A and N62b48B ? In my X5 4.8is there is a N62b48A, and I need to swap it for a new engine. Most engines I find are N62b48B, so I am wondering if there are any differences that will prevent me from doing a simple swap. For...
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