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Old 04-25-2012, 06:19 PM   #1
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Exclamation FS: M54 3.0L engine 34,000 miles

I am parting out a e60 2004 530i with 34k(salvage title). Grey metallic outside, beige interior mint condition. engine has not been removed yet so hear it run before you buy. Not sure what other parts will fit in a e46 but all parts are still available
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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Thats alot for a m54b30...but low miles also...glws

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Old 04-25-2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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Thats alot for a m54b30...but low miles also...glws

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I wasn't sure I see them going for 3500 on ebay with more miles. Just throwing a number out there. I'm excepting offers for what people think is fair
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:12 PM   #4
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Why is the car being parted out? Interested in the head if somebody wants the block.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:40 PM   #5
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Salvage title, I'd rather sell the engine as a whole. if it doesn't sell I'll keep for a spare for my 330

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Old 04-26-2012, 04:46 PM   #6
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Price drop more reasonable after research, $3500 best offer
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:57 PM   #7
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will trade for parts for my e46 need black front sport seats power heated
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:13 AM   #8
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M54 out of E39 will not fit NOT fit E46 .

The oil pan is different . E39 version uses a more elongated oil pan that wont fit in the E46 front subframe as it hits the subframe. You will need to swap oil pans before installing it in the E46. Also the exhaust manifolds are different.

Just thought people should know this before thinking of buying an M54 from E39 or other cars that were offered with M54
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:18 AM   #9
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M54 out of E39 will not fit NOT fit E46 .

The oil pan is different . E39 version uses a more elongated oil pan that wont fit in the E46 front subframe as it hits the subframe. You will need to swap oil pans before installing it in the E46. Also the exhaust manifolds are different.

Just thought people should know this before thinking of buying an M54 from E39 or other cars that were offered with M54
?? its out of a e60 2004 530i
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:30 AM   #10
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My bad, didnt notice that .

Same thing applies. In the case of E60, e60 has a deeper oil pan then E46 and wont fit in the front subframe, as E46 oilpan has already very little space in there.

This applies to ALL cars offered with M54, they ALL have different oilpans (made to accomodate their front subframes) and ALL have different exhaust manifolds
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:44 AM   #11
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That's ok, I appreciate the input. I didn't know that they used different mani's and pans. So can the manifold and oil pans just be swapped over from the e46?
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:13 PM   #12
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Yes,you can just swap the pan and mani from the car that the motor goes into and all would be fine

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Old 04-28-2012, 01:03 AM   #13
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It is tempting, given the low miles, but what is the story behind the salvage title? Was it a flood, or a wreck? If it was a wreck, where was the damage? That makes a big difference when dealing with an engine.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:27 PM   #14
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I was told that the car had a salvage title from being hit on the passenger side and in the back ( I can tell the panels have been painted). The vehicle was repaired before I bought it. I know nothing on the engine has been touched. Contact me, I can send more pictures through email or to a cell phone
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:28 PM   #15
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bump if no one wants it , then sell me your BMW with a bad engine ha
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:11 PM   #16
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I can find a low mileage s54 for this price. Is this m54 special from the e60?
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:08 PM   #17
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not that I know of just low miles
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:13 PM   #18
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I am parting out a e60 2004 530i with 34k(salvage title). Grey metallic outside, beige interior mint condition. engine has not been removed yet so hear it run before you buy. Not sure what other parts will fit in a e46 but all parts are still available
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:37 PM   #19
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thanks, honestly looks brand new. surprised no one wants it
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:18 PM   #20
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