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raymond3080 11-12-2008 02:24 PM

Motor Swap 323ci m52 to m54(330ci) 01
 
Hey guys well to make a long story short got cut off on the highway did a money shift and bent a valve in cylinder 2(0psi during compression test) So i can get a m54 for a good price with all wiring how hard is the swap and i need to know fast any advice would be VERY appreciated thanks.

-Ray

raymond3080 11-20-2008 11:08 PM

Well I couldn't find any support on this site but after some research I found out it could be done so I did it. Anyways I have some pictures and can give some info and tips on how its done. Quite a easy swap. Anyways if anyone wants more info just IM me or post here and I'll post more.

JohnBlaze 11-20-2008 11:18 PM

post pictures

BMWilli 11-20-2008 11:34 PM

Interested!

Vinnie Vega 11-20-2008 11:37 PM

me 2, id like a fresh motor in the future, why not a 3.0!

VonGeiss 11-21-2008 01:08 AM

how much of a difference in performance do you notice going from the 323 to the 330 engine? given that you've had both now.

issacsierra06 11-21-2008 01:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by raymond3080 (Post 8934473)
Well I couldn't find any support on this site but after some research I found out it could be done so I did it. Anyways I have some pictures and can give some info and tips on how its done. Quite a easy swap. Anyways if anyone wants more info just IM me or post here and I'll post more.

post pics!!!:thumbsup:

SpeedDemon 11-21-2008 02:36 AM

Post as detailed of a write-up as possible in the DIY section and link it up here. I'd definitely like to see the pictures and hear what it took!

ToddInLou 11-21-2008 03:27 PM

Just remember your going to need a ton of electronics from the 330

raymond3080 11-21-2008 03:51 PM

Ok well Im at work now so cant post any pictures but Ill get to it either tonight or tomorrow afternoon...

VonGeiss - The motor pulls way harder 55 hp does make a big difference...

ToddInLou - Its guys like you that make me want to post this info. You need NO electronics from the 330 thats right NONE. Even a BMW tech told me im going to have to flash my DME and all kinda crap. I didnt do any of that. They are the same motor I had no plugs left over or anything. But like I said more details to come tomorrow...


-Ray

Chris C 11-21-2008 05:22 PM

Subscribed. I'm interested as well. Please fill us in. Thanks.

ToddInLou 11-21-2008 06:00 PM

Hey If you can do it I'm in for the details. I was only wanting to help you out. If so I stand corrected

Quote:

Originally Posted by raymond3080 (Post 8938506)
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ToddInLou - Its guys like you that make me want to post this info. You need NO electronics from the 330 thats right NONE. Even a BMW tech told me im going to have to flash my DME and all kinda crap. I didnt do any of that. They are the same motor I had no plugs left over or anything. But like I said more details to come tomorrow...


-Ray


jbombs323 11-21-2008 09:10 PM

I have a 323i.... ponderd doing the same thing... where did u buy the motor? and how much did it all cost? I really want this done. :) thanks

djnekkon 11-21-2008 09:20 PM

good for a future project

BMWilli 11-21-2008 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by raymond3080 (Post 8938506)
Ok well Im at work now so cant post any pictures but Ill get to it either tonight or tomorrow afternoon...

VonGeiss - The motor pulls way harder 55 hp does make a big difference...

ToddInLou - Its guys like you that make me want to post this info. You need NO electronics from the 330 thats right NONE. Even a BMW tech told me im going to have to flash my DME and all kinda crap. I didnt do any of that. They are the same motor I had no plugs left over or anything. But like I said more details to come tomorrow...


-Ray

:excited:

Rog323 11-21-2008 09:37 PM

hey< i want to know too!

LeeT 11-22-2008 11:10 AM

typical, my 2.8 engine recently went and i struggled like mad trying to find a replacement engine. There were loads of 3.0's available but i didn't give it a thought that they would fit. Just waiting on the car coming back now

azzy989 11-22-2008 11:42 AM

ya i'd like to see pics too..someone did this swap on his 328 and it turns out there are some plugs that didn't fit.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...2&postcount=19

did you also retrofit the drive by wire?

00bmw323 11-22-2008 11:51 AM

in4pics

01330vert 11-22-2008 11:55 AM

wonder if the s54 fits? maybe a similar direct swap? might have to unload my 330 motor.......


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