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Thread: E30 m52 swap

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    My Cars
    1987 325e

    E30 m52 swap

    M52 drop in swap-3500 obo. Located in Richmond,Va
    The engine was a spare motor out of an auto 328i of unknown mileage. The engine was inspected prior to install and no abnormalities seen. The engine was resealed after inspection and ran for roughly 3000 miles. I have plenty of parts receipts. Many of the replacement parts are oem/oe. The car dynoed at 186hp and 176tq. Dyno sheet provided. I kept the motor obd 2 for easier diagnosing purposes. My build thread for this motor starts at the end of page 7- Video of dyno pulls- Outline of what’s included below.

    M52b28 OBD 2
    -oil pump nut welded and new oil pump gasket
    -new oil pan gasket
    -new rear main seal with plate
    -new oil stand gasket
    -new valve cover gasket
    -mahle oil filter
    -new vanos oil feed line washers
    -correct oil pressure sensor installed
    -new thermostat and housing
    -new cam position sensor
    -new oil dipstick seal
    -new rubber fuel lines
    -m50 manifold swap with Kassel adapter kit
    -Kassel performance tune- Ultimate Swap DME + M50 Manifold (Includes EWS Delete)
    -ebay long tube headers with vibrant v-bands welded on to mate to the e30 325i midpipe to an ANSA muffler
    -21.5lb pink top injectors mated to m50 obd 1 fuel rail
    -new ccv along with modified dipstick and plastic hose to valve cover
    -new ngk spark plugs with bavauto coilpacks
    -condor speed shop engine and trans mounts
    -new coolant temp sensor rethread and modified to send signal to cluster

    ZF trans-pulled from an e39 528i
    -dual mass flywheel paired with sachs clutch and pressure plate-5000 miles on set up
    -e36 shifter linker
    -z3 1.9 shifter
    -e30 trans crossmember retained
    -e36 4 bolt driveshaft with e30 csb
    -new clutch slave cylinder with stainless line
    -new throwout bearing
    -engages all gears with no issues
    -no leaks noted from the output seal or selector shaft seal

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    My Cars
    1987 325e

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    My Cars
    1987 325e
    Bump, dropping this to 3k obo. Someone's E30 could use a little more pep. Any questions, please pm.

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2022
    West Dover Vermont
    My Cars
    1991 318is
    Hey tougerunner01, curious if you ever sold this swap?

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