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Old 11-13-2016, 03:13 PM   #1
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E28 528e M30 swap question

Hello all,
I'm on the verge of buying an '88 528e. I was looking for a 535i, but the 528e presented itself and it is pretty much too clean to pass up. Will an M30b34/M30b35 bolt up to the transmission? How simple is the swap? Would it be cheaper to just find an "i" head and just run with the m20b27? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 11-13-2016, 03:25 PM   #2
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No, the transmission won't bolt up. Will need the M30 trans and possibly driveshaft depending on the year, the swap will be pretty in depth. Exhaust will have to be changed, mounts, some wiring if I remember correctly, radiator, and some other misc things. The i head swap would be a ton easier.
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Old 11-16-2016, 09:39 AM   #3
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..and if you do a cam upgrade on the head before installing, you'll have a healthy combo.
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