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Old 03-09-2008, 06:25 PM   #1
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With some luck....

I'll buy a E34 M5 donor car next week...

This swap isn't exactly well documented, anyone here done the swap? some ideas or things you would have done differently would be great to hear.
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Old 03-09-2008, 07:41 PM   #2
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from what i know so far that may help, but not done my swap yet ...

320i brake booster
e36 325i motor mount arms
e28 m5 motormounts
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e30 m3 driveshaft (or some e36 shaft)
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Old 03-09-2008, 07:51 PM   #3
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e34 m5 is a s38. my friend is putting 1 in his e30 m3 now. he had to order custom mounts from germany, im sure some others have fabbed up their own. also i hear something needs to be done with the cooling hoses. not too much help really, i just no it doesn't use the same stuff as a m/s50 swap.
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Old 03-09-2008, 07:52 PM   #4
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Been done on the e30zone quite a few times, have a wee look on there mate
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:38 PM   #5
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It's probably identical to an M30 swap, geometrically anyway. Prepare to fab up or buy motor mount arms and hammer your firewall. Other than that, I think it's pretty much the same as an M5x swap... just going by what I've seen/heard though. If I'm right, check this out:

http://www.jaredsquires.com/ndp/335i/m30/
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Old 03-09-2008, 09:40 PM   #6
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It's probably identical to an M30 swap, geometrically anyway. Prepare to fab up or buy motor mount arms and hammer your firewall. Other than that, I think it's pretty much the same as an M5x swap... just going by what I've seen/heard though. If I'm right, check this out:

http://www.jaredsquires.com/ndp/335i/m30/
except for the cost of the motor, as well as the cost to maintain it. props though i've always loved the s38.
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Old 03-09-2008, 09:51 PM   #7
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except for the cost of the motor, as well as the cost to maintain it. props though i've always loved the s38.
word expensive engines to keep up they are. o i wish i had an e34 m5!!!
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:03 PM   #8
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oooo, gealous.


document the swap for us please
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