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lkv0315 06-20-2019 01:25 PM

Curious about engine.
 
I know there are a lot of you who arenít running stock internals, when it comes to intakes, exhaust, etc. but is anyone running a non stock engine? By that I mean any engine not available as a factory option like the N54, N62 or M57?


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bcredliner 06-20-2019 06:16 PM

There may be exceptions but I haven't heard of any swap that isn't some level of nightmare due to harness, ECU, exhaust etc. etc. differences. Suggests quite high level of DIY knowledge is needed. I think it is best to mod to the max the devil you know.

There was a thread some time ago where someone was swapping in a LS1 Chevy engine. Last I knew it was still in progress.

Purplefade 06-20-2019 08:35 PM

I totally agree with bcredliner, way easier to mod whatís there vs an LS swap... but it is possible, though Iíve never seen it done maintaining the all wheel drive and I love my all wheel drive.

YouTube:
https://youtu.be/0LSmgADlT6M

Couple guys on there have done it, and they do run, one dude even claims ďall wheel driveĒ but Iím not buying it....

lkv0315 06-20-2019 10:36 PM

I mean I would be attempting the ultimate swap, because Iím a rotorhead, so I would swap mine with a 13B-REW wankel, yknow just so I can have that unique one of a kind car that I have always wanted!


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Purplefade 06-22-2019 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lkv0315 (Post 1164605)
I mean I would be attempting the ultimate swap, because Iím a rotorhead, so I would swap mine with a 13B-REW wankel, yknow just so I can have that unique one of a kind car that I have always wanted!


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Interesting swap, not being a monster sized V8, if you could pull that off you might be the first guy that I believe kept all wheel drive.

Send pics if it happens [emoji106]

lkv0315 07-07-2019 02:17 PM

Also one other question, have any of you turboed an N54? I had concerns about cracking the block since itís got 200k miles on it. Any ideas?


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crystalworks 07-07-2019 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lkv0315 (Post 1165422)
Also one other question, have any of you turboed an N54? I had concerns about cracking the block since itís got 200k miles on it. Any ideas?

N54 is already turbo'd. You mean N52/3?

wpoll 07-07-2019 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lkv0315 (Post 1165422)
Also one other question, have any of you turboed an N54? I had concerns about cracking the block since itís got 200k miles on it. Any ideas?


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Do you mean M54...? :dunno:

The E53 X5 never had an N54 in it... they came later...

lkv0315 07-07-2019 10:16 PM

Curious about engine.
 
Sorry I meant the M54, the 3.0i in-line 6


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crystalworks 07-08-2019 11:10 AM

Ohhh... that makes more sense. I thought you were thinking swapping in an N52/53 and then turbo'ing that. In my head I was thinking that seemed like a lot of work over just turbo'ing the M54. :)

I'm sure there is lots of M54 FI info on e46 and E39 forums.


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