Edited by noser7, 05 November 2015 - 11:53 PM.
bmw e38 engine swap
Posted 05 November 2015 - 11:53 PM
Posted 06 November 2015 - 02:09 AM
I did it in a 280zx once and put a s62 in a e36 (www.facebook.com/rmrmotorsport) there are multiple problems, one of them, the biggest in my book is the large front sump.making any decent engine placemnet problematic.
Next is the width (a m62 is nearly 7 inches wider than an ls1) And so the need to fab some decent headers. It also makes for a steering shaft problem.
There are work arounds for the oil pan like the Alpina oil pan or a modified X5 pan. And then there is some home grown ingenuity in fabbing your own.
Best results are had with a dry sump but that ads to the cost. and since you are aiming at the 1000 dollar car I’m assuming that you do not want to spend 4 grand on a dry sump system.
Yes it can be done, but if you are aiming for bang for the buck in the us i would go for something domestic
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Posted 09 November 2015 - 04:26 PM
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