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Old 06-15-2008, 05:34 PM   #1
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Going for the first E46 M54 engine swap to N54 6spd + m3 lsd

SO........

I've had my car (01 330i auto) apart and ready for the m3 6spd gearbox, headers + UUC full cat back transition. But reading in the past MITE46 projects, I've got really inspired and thought that I should do something too, following that I've managed to come by the perfectly good N54 engine, as everybody knows its a 3.0 bi-turbo engine found in new 135,335,535 series. So I thought why not to do this, tried to google, maybe somebody else did this, but haven't find anything. So I guess I will be first. I will try to document this as much as possible.
I will not go as far as MITE46 went, all the crazy computer setups, air suspension. Because I think eventually this car might end up as a track car, but we'll see. I want to keep it as stock as possible.

So here we go!

Something is missing

peekaboo

need to do some cleaning in the engine bay, whatever didn't go with the engine is still attached: 02 sensors, fuel lines, power steering, washer fluid lines, heater hoses, ac lines(these will be tricky, because on the n54 the ac pump is on the other side of the engine)

if anybody wants to by my engine to help my project keep going
it has 96k miles, eats about half a quart per 5000miles oil change, you would need new thermostat, thats it, other than that motor is perfectly fine.



I will take to my work, put it on the pallet, and store in the warehouse, if somebody buys it will ship from there.

here's the new toy, electric pump, direct injection, electric fan, no more parasitic clutch fan, turbos, life is good



here are some toys that I've managed to come by:
m3 6spd transmission that is going to be for sale too (I did some comparission with the transmission on the N54

uuc exhaust, m3 3.62 lsd

brand new clutch kit with brand new flywheel for m54 anyone is interrested?

But before I start anything I need to clean up


More stuff coming up, wire harness, all the computers, sensors, etc.
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Old 06-15-2008, 05:36 PM   #2
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wow you're crazy

i'd imagine it would be more computer work because of the turbos.
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Old 06-15-2008, 05:37 PM   #3
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Old 06-15-2008, 05:39 PM   #4
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This is going to be epic.

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Old 06-15-2008, 05:42 PM   #5
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4th.

This is going to be an awesome thread.
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Old 06-15-2008, 05:45 PM   #6
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Wow, Good luck with your project
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Old 06-15-2008, 05:47 PM   #7
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Old 06-15-2008, 05:48 PM   #8
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Holy Crap! Thats Insane!!
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Old 06-15-2008, 05:49 PM   #10
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Old 06-15-2008, 05:53 PM   #11
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Old 06-15-2008, 05:56 PM   #12
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that's what I want to do! first page..
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Old 06-15-2008, 05:59 PM   #13
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local guy... we should organize a meet when you're done, i'd love to see the results.
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Old 06-15-2008, 06:04 PM   #15
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if you can pull this off than you are my hero, mad props for taking this on
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Old 06-15-2008, 06:10 PM   #18
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good luck.. tough task..

be expecting a call anytime from hamann for a job...
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its been almost an hour since you started this thread... any chance ur done yet cuz i cant wait
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