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Old 09-29-2016, 05:58 PM   #1
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E46 330D T2 Engine Swap

Hey, apologies if I may break a rule or two since this is my first post on here, on any forum really, so feel free to move the thread if faulty placed. I'm doing my best tho.

Anyways, I've had a nice piece of BMW diesel (330Dt -01, 184hp) for the last half a year or so and I'm pleased with it so far, but I'm getting curious what some added power would do to the thing.....

From what I've found on this forum along with others is that a remap is the only "sensible" thing to do on these engines but I feel that I would like a bit of a bigger bite to chew. I figured, why not look into swapping the m57d30 for a m57t2d30 (e90 335d/e60 535d) and from the get go run ~270-282 hp, a remap on that thing and things are starting to get exciting. On top of that I haven't found anyone that has done this before, have you? In case, please share it! To me it doesn't sound like all to much of a ludacrious swap to do.

But then for the thoughts and questions I've got. Since I haven't found that much info on the engines I must ask a few things ofc.

1. Will it fit with the same mounts and gearbox? Feels like it should since it's the same block but in aluminium and all, right?
2. How much would I need from the donor? Would downpipes/preassurepipes need to be fabricated or what do you call?
3. Wiring. Is it plug and play in the sens that the stock engine-harness can just be swapped out for the "new"? Or is it a whole lot more to it?(Probably is)
4. Instruments, will I need to swap in a e90/e60 cluster aswell? Or can I run the stock ones?

Any other heads ups/tips are more than welcome, if I actually pull this swap of I will certainly need it!

Just to make that clear, I fully realise that the chassi/brakes/drivetrain would need an overhaul aswell, that wiould be done too. So please have that in mind.

Thanks for any replies I get, looking forward to discussing this!

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Old 10-07-2016, 02:04 PM   #2
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"Not possible".
All communication are different on e6x/e9x and e46. S you would have to run a e6x/e9x instrument cluster, which wouldnt talk to the rest of the car etc.
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"Not possible".
All communication are different on e6x/e9x and e46. S you would have to run a e6x/e9x instrument cluster, which wouldnt talk to the rest of the car etc.

I believe there are some piggy back systems that would allow you to keep the stock cluster.
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Old 10-08-2016, 01:51 PM   #4
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You need more than the cluster.
The newer ecu has "everything" different. CAS vs EWS, cluster, abs(?), cruisecontrol interface etc etc.

By all means, if this device exists (it would be possible to make, just havent found any yet) please share May people would be grateful as a m57tu2TOP engine (with proper tuning) in a manual e46 would be a m3 killer (by a lot).
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