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Thread: Article: Modern BMW 3-Series turbo inline-6 power for an older 3-Series - BimmerBoost member does first ever N55B30 into E36 swap with iDrive

              
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    first ever N55B30+6HP21 swap into E36 1996 328i sedan

    I decided to treat my E36 with something unique and special so I went to local salvage auction and scored 2011 335i cheap. Car was damaged all around but I was only interested in the good stuff, not many people bid because of extensive external damage, so I got it for very cheap. Got it towed home then got it up on the bricks then bypassed the battery cable that was disconnected by SRS module, then started the engine and went trough all the gears, it runs great and only has 30k miles.
    Then I started unplugging different components and electronics to see what exactly do I need to swap into my E36 to make it all work great. After figuring the stuff out and making some measurements I found out most of the parts will fit fine, only few minor modifications to the body need to be made. So I am positive about swap working out just fine.
    I was not going to post anything about my project until I at least installed the engine and transmission properly into E36.

    More to come.
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    That's awesome good luck with that!

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    Subscribing as well.

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    Wiring harness swaps look like the most miserable experience….Good luck OP, sub’d.
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    I've seeing this. Are you going to out those seats no the e36 also?
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    Look above, I am on such a tight budget that I can't afford extra set of chinese jack stands, I had to use mexican jack stands on the rear
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    What is left to do?
    Intercooler, piping, radiator fan, engine cooler, central locking, power windows, lights, A/C lines, wheel sensor retrofit for DSC
    Video of it running:
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    This is pretty cool. Talk about a luxury upgrade!
    2009 335i coupe back to stock...for now

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    Good work! Looks like an ambitious project.
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    Very cool!
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    That is out standing!!! get a bms downpipe for more space lol
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    coming along well. great job.
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    Wow...that is a lot of work. Those "Mexican jack stands" make me nervous lol. Good luck with everything!
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    Cool build. That's enthusiasm!!! Good luck!!
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    Great work! Good luck with the rest of it but it doesn't look like you'll need it at all.
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    That is so cool.....FBO it's gonna be a beast, N55s are torque monster's.

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    Not sure how I missed this. Props to you sir if you pull this off... good start so far!

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    Update 2/22/2014
    Got the radiator fan sorted out to fit just right. Using Bosch pulsewith controlled fan.

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    Got the intercooler mounted, got the E36 transmission cooler to work.

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    Got the 2.5" piping working, won't be using the car during hot days, do there is no point in spending money on getting the A/C to work.
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    you're awesome

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    Thank you for not going the LS route. I love this. Rep for you.
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    Finished it enough to be able to drive it. All I can say this thing is very fast. You feel the torq right away and engine pulls hard all the way to the redline. Feels faster than E36 with S54.


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    lmao this is awesome!! you even got the push to start. man if you ever sell this car the buyer would be so confused. kudos to you
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    you are the man

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    Holy crap dude you already pulled it off? I tip my hat to you sir, well done!

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    i feel like this is the fastest build/swap thread ive ever been through.....

    amazing work man!!

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