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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 02-11-2012, 08:33 PM   #1
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1999 328i engine core questions

I ran across a 99 328i dual vanos engine (long block). Block casting # 1436921 and head casting # 1436812. Is this engine worth picking up to rebuild? I can get it for scrap price. Thought about going through it for my 323i.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:35 PM   #2
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Should be plug and play for the 323i both are MT52TUs except the 328i kicks out 192hp as opposed to the 170hp the 323i kicks out. The throttle body is cable driven so no modification there I think its the best swap for the 323I.

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Old 02-29-2012, 08:00 AM   #3
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does your 323i still run? how many miles on it?
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:40 AM   #4
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Yes it runs good. No smoke no noises. It has 198,000 miles though. I was going to build me a back up engine.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:17 PM   #5
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I just finished my 323 to 2.8 swap a few days ago... my 2.5l was over heated from the PO. reflashed the DME to the e39 2.8 dme assembly number and runs good so far. Need tires before I can take it for any real drive time.
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