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E46 Engine Swaps
Replacing your motor? From direct replacements to more exoctic engines, if it's going under the hood of an E46 3 Series this is the forum to discuss it.

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Old 01-31-2018, 03:54 PM   #21
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...god I love this build so fricken much
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Old 02-09-2018, 03:17 PM   #22
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Old 02-12-2018, 12:34 PM   #23
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Great build!
thanks guys.

few more updates i've been sitting on and a recent dyno baseline as well.

added the coveted CF BMW performance strut bar to the engine bay


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Old 02-12-2018, 12:35 PM   #24
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and the dyno sheet and run on video

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stock S54
Stock headers with stock 135k mile cats
Stock section 2 with a summit racing SS $50 muffler in place
stock section 3 with stock resonators and 2.5 inch piping all the way back to the tips
Stock CSL DME tune that is expecting CSL cams and headers which I don't have
Geoff steel racing carbon airbox

No other engine mods

Laid down 296 rwhp and 233 tq

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Old 05-26-2018, 08:43 AM   #25
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Amazing. So much work and detail here!

Would it have been as easy to do an SMG S54 swap compared to the 6 speed?
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Old 05-31-2018, 03:10 PM   #26
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Amazing. So much work and detail here!

Would it have been as easy to do an SMG S54 swap compared to the 6 speed?
you would need to do a body harness swap to make it easier. the body harness has the plugs and wires for the SMG modules, shifter and sensors in the cabin.
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:41 PM   #27
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i know it's been awhile but Im running 19 inch style 67s like you had on the car while swapping it. Do you remeber what spacer you used on the front wheels? Mine are to sunk in
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:57 PM   #28
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i know it's been awhile but Im running 19 inch style 67s like you had on the car while swapping it. Do you remeber what spacer you used on the front wheels? Mine are to sunk in
15mm spacers I believe.
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:28 PM   #29
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Delicious. Excellent work!
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:03 AM   #30
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very clean conversion, (old comment removed as i have now seen the comment around after market csl diffuser) which one did you go for?

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Old 02-05-2019, 09:45 AM   #31
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Very, very, impressive, Shawn. The engine bay is a masterpiece.
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Old 02-19-2019, 12:00 AM   #32
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very clean conversion, (old comment removed as i have now seen the comment around after market csl diffuser) which one did you go for?
It's a custom quad diffuser from Europe.
I sold it when I converted the car to m3 sedan but the guy i sold it to is also selling it..it's made.for any zhp rear mtechii bumper

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Old 02-20-2019, 09:58 AM   #33
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Probably the sickest ZHP build ever? But I have to ask, why in the hell did you go stock headers....
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:29 PM   #34
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:59 PM   #35
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Retained M54 AC compressor and changed to a different belt we got from autozone.
Thank you for mentioning that in the first post, I hadnít noticed anyone saying there was a difference in A/C compressors.
I started engine bay disassembly for my M3 swap this morning and noticed belt width difference. I was planning on not opening my functional Touring A/C system.
And am glad to know the 325 compressor & narrow belt will work.
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