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    Yes or no m62 swap?

    I've heard good and I've heard bad about m62's. I'm looking to build I high torque high revving motor that is NA. I have an 83 533i. It's either that or an LS swap I can't decide but I'd prefer to keep it BMW for a motor if possible.

    #2
    Friend of mine (BMW4Aaron on mye28) did an M60 swap with 6sp into an e28. Look it up, it was amazing.
    1974.5 Jensen Healey : 2003 330i/5

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      #3
      Looks dope but my question is for the money is it going to b worth it? I wanna keep it simple but powerful, basic mods like and intake set up (possibly ITB's if I can find them) a chip, and a nice full exhaust. I want something powerful but reliable. ( as does every other human with a little more the a fraction of a brain who drives a car)

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        #4
        LS swap would probably be the way to go for you. Simple, powerful, easily modded. I'm all for a BMW V8 e28 though. I like sticking with swaps within manufacturers.
        1974.5 Jensen Healey : 2003 330i/5

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          #5
          I am working on an M60 swap currently. If you want an M62 swap, I don't see whty you shouldn't just go for an M60 swap, it will save you a world of trouble in trying to convert to OBD1.

          Here is a link to the aforementioned guy's swap thread if you haven't found it already.
          http://www.bmwengineswap.info/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2

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            #6
            Originally posted by slammin.e28guy View Post
            LS swap would probably be the way to go for you. Simple, powerful, easily modded. I'm all for a BMW V8 e28 though. I like sticking with swaps within manufacturers.
            Problem w/ LS swap is that it will be 10x more expensive. So far I can't find an LS1/T56 for less than like $4k. You can pick up a wrecked 540i for dirt these days (I picked up mine for $800), and E34 530i 5-speed transmissions aren't made of gold either. I got one of those for $150. Now all I need is a little fab work, which will be easy for me (access to a full machine shop in addition to any other basic metal fabbing tools I will need, like welders, torches, cutters, grinders, mills, lathes, etc etc)

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              #7
              swap

              I'm doing the swap now. Got the motor yesterday. Have a 1983 BMW 533i with auto. I got a 97 740il with the 4.4 m62. Getting ready to lay everything out. Contemplating swapping the complete subframe. Or at least changing to a rack and pinion steering to avoid manifold issues.
              2006 745I
              1983 533I
              2012 vw jetta tdi
              1986 vw jetta
              1990 vw corrado g60
              1973 MB SL450

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                #8
                Originally posted by 533im62 View Post
                I'm doing the swap now. Got the motor yesterday. Have a 1983 BMW 533i with auto. I got a 97 740il with the 4.4 m62. Getting ready to lay everything out. Contemplating swapping the complete subframe. Or at least changing to a rack and pinion steering to avoid manifold issues.


                Please keep updated with any issues or pointers

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by russhixmo View Post
                  I've heard good and I've heard bad about m62's. I'm looking to build I high torque high revving motor that is NA. I have an 83 533i. It's either that or an LS swap I can't decide but I'd prefer to keep it BMW for a motor if possible.
                  High torque high revving and simple and cheap does not compute ...
                  Mtech1 v8 build thread - https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...d.php?t=413205



                  OEM v8 manual chip or dme - https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho....php?p=4938827

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by 533im62 View Post
                    I'm doing the swap now. Got the motor yesterday. Have a 1983 BMW 533i with auto. I got a 97 740il with the 4.4 m62. Getting ready to lay everything out. Contemplating swapping the complete subframe. Or at least changing to a rack and pinion steering to avoid manifold issues.
                    Make a separate swap thread in here. What trans are you thinking of pursuing? Are you going to OBD1 convert the M62?

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                      #11
                      Well, you can always grab an LM7 if you don't mind the heavier engine. $500 tops.

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                        #12
                        i wanna see a B44 e28 so bad.... i would love to see that. any v8 e28 is sick...
                        1989 325i SETA stroker [delphin] R3V'd 8/31/2011
                        1989 325ix [zinnoberrot] $OLD
                        1970 2002 [Nevada]

                        Originally posted by Herr Faust Schinken
                        guy must have slid into something that doesn't look like a car vs car hit
                        Originally posted by ak-
                        Must of slid into Rob

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                          #13
                          I'm all down for the idea but I have no idea as far as money goes what I should look to spend or where I should even look for one, eBay isn't my friend, and Craigslist near me is empty.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by russhixmo View Post
                            I'm all down for the idea but I have no idea as far as money goes what I should look to spend or where I should even look for one, eBay isn't my friend, and Craigslist near me is empty.
                            I am selling a '94 540i for $800, it has the M60B40 in it, but Nikasil and w/ 200k miles... I bought the car to be a donor, but I think I will keep looking for an Alusil car w/ less miles.

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                              #15
                              5 speed?

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