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    • Successfully Completed S62 V8 into E30 Swap

      This project was done by a user by the name of glenn-b from the UK. This is apparently his second swap. The car is also a beautiful Warsteiner racing M3 replica. The tuning was done utilizing the factory ECU. We await more details from the owner but in the mean time, bask in the awesomeness.










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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Some more pics:

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        offside engine mounting and manifolds
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        nearside engine mounting and manifolds

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        nearside manifold exit's

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        offside manifold exit's

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        looking up from underneath the arb, at the offside manifolds

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        this is the heat sleeving that i cut off out of the way.....

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        looking down the side of the block-offside

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        looking down the side of the block-nearside

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      1. 05m3smg's Avatar
        05m3smg -
        Click here to enlarge Nice
      1. Irishace's Avatar
        Irishace -
        Wow that car must rumble.
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        niiice tight fit, kinda like the m5 V10 someone shoehorned into an e30
      1. DCR's Avatar
        DCR -
        This is my next project.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DCR Click here to enlarge
        This is my next project.
        And a very sweet one it will be. Let us know when you do it.
      1. maponterios's Avatar
        maponterios -
        Any idea on weight diff between the S14 and the S62? (I know the 62 is heavier, looking for numbers).
        We may do this swap as well on a race car, but i'll be damned to upset the perfect balance of the E30 M3. Click here to enlarge

        Maybe I'll have to add 3 bags of sand to the trunk!! LOL
      1. angelic0-'s Avatar
        angelic0- -
        s62 is all alu.. s14 block is steel ??
      1. s62's Avatar
        s62 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by maponterios Click here to enlarge
        Any idea on weight diff between the S14 and the S62? (I know the 62 is heavier, looking for numbers). <br>
        We may do this swap as well on a race car, but i'll be damned to upset the perfect balance of the E30 M3. <img src="images/smilies/icon/sad.gif" border="0" alt="" title="sad" smilieid="298" class="inlineimg"><br>
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        Maybe I'll have to add 3 bags of sand to the trunk!! LOL

        I cannot post links but search for "BMW E Numbers List" on Google.

        S14 is 106 kg while the S62 is 158 kg. People have done this but in a race car
        you might want to move it further back.

        Another challenge will be for the driver handling the torque in such a light car!
      1. George Smooth's Avatar
        George Smooth -
        Cool swop. There is a Cobra in my neck of the woods using stock ECU as well. Will try get pics.
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        would it be easier to do this or an ls1 into an e30??
      1. s62's Avatar
        s62 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
        would it be easier to do this or an ls1 into an e30??
        Probably not but putting an LS1 into a BMW is just wrong.
      1. M3GTtt's Avatar
        M3GTtt -
        http://www.unixnerd.demon.co.uk/enumber.html

        S14 106kg
        S62 158kg
        S50B32 152kg

        User S62: you have the supercharged S50B32 which means its probably close to 160kg with the aftercooler and returning similar power levels as the S62 Click here to enlarge
      1. M3GTtt's Avatar
        M3GTtt -
        Just a quick note.. this seems to be a bit shaky, because the S65 is not going to be 202kg... unless this is longblock vs a full engine with headers and trim/fluids.
      1. angelic0-'s Avatar
        angelic0- -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by s62 Click here to enlarge
        Probably not but putting an LS1 into a BMW is just wrong.
        Putting a LS1 in a E30 is wrong how ???

        motor is a lot lighter, standalone issues are much less hassle, the motor will sit further back, most of the weight will be transferred under the car thus making it a great handling car (yes, the T56 is a heavy unit, but not really much heavier than a G420/520).

        I see no issues with a LSx motor in a E30 or E36, i think they are great motors that lack the frame around it, hence BMW (the perfect car) is a real good candidate Click here to enlarge

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        Not to mention the price of each hp in a LSx vs M62/S62 Click here to enlarge
      1. s62's Avatar
        s62 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by angelic0- Click here to enlarge
        Putting a LS1 in a E30 is wrong how ???

        motor is a lot lighter, standalone issues are much less hassle, the motor will sit further back, most of the weight will be transferred under the car thus making it a great handling car (yes, the T56 is a heavy unit, but not really much heavier than a G420/520).

        I see no issues with a LSx motor in a E30 or E36, i think they are great motors that lack the frame around it, hence BMW (the perfect car) is a real good candidate Click here to enlarge

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        Not to mention the price of each hp in a LSx vs M62/S62 Click here to enlarge
        LSX are nice motors, no doubt.

        But a BMW should have a BMW motor IMHO.
      1. angelic0-'s Avatar
        angelic0- -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by s62 Click here to enlarge
        LSX are nice motors, no doubt.

        But a BMW should have a BMW motor IMHO.
        I totally agree, but for someone who is making a track machine on a budget... a LSx motor in a E30 or E36 chassis would be one of the best things to do...

        If you want to look at a RETARDEDLY cool LSx build check this out:
        http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1225465
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by s62 Click here to enlarge
        Probably not but putting an LS1 into a BMW is just wrong.
        only ask since i've seen a couple of them and they sure do scoot for less $$. S62 would be more awesome though, hence i think this swap it awesome
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by s62 Click here to enlarge
        Probably not but putting an LS1 into a BMW is just wrong.
        Not at all.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by angelic0- Click here to enlarge
        Putting a LS1 in a E30 is wrong how ???

        motor is a lot lighter, standalone issues are much less hassle, the motor will sit further back, most of the weight will be transferred under the car thus making it a great handling car (yes, the T56 is a heavy unit, but not really much heavier than a G420/520).

        I see no issues with a LSx motor in a E30 or E36, i think they are great motors that lack the frame around it, hence BMW (the perfect car) is a real good candidate Click here to enlarge

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        Not to mention the price of each hp in a LSx vs M62/S62 Click here to enlarge
        Very well said.