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Thread: What engines were available in the 5 series wagons with a manual?

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    Is a S54 as straight-forward to swap in an E39 as it is in an E46? (term used loosely but perhaps simpler than into an E36 for example)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwh11385 View Post
    Is a S54 as straight-forward to swap in an E39 as it is in an E46? (term used loosely but perhaps simpler than into an E36 for example)
    Simple answer is no. Look for the thread discussing s54 swap e39 for more info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackknight530i View Post
    Simple answer is no. Look for the thread discussing s54 swap e39 for more info.

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    Good deal. A 3.0L probably is fun enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackknight530i View Post
    No US e39 530it/5s were built. Only outside the US. Best way to do it is get a 525it/5 and swap the engine to a 3.0. I did this in mine and did a 6-speed swap with an e46 M3 transmission and used the 540i/6 transmission crossmember, driveshaft and diff/axles. Only mod needed to do that was the output flange on the M3 transmission needed to be swapped to a 540i/6 output flange.
    Would it be the same swap for a 528, im guessing? I'd be interested in doing a swap on mine, as I'll be going to a 4.10 diff before long, and I think extra gear would come in handy.

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