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Old 15th September 2014, 10:06 PM
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Default BMW 328i, can't wait to get this engine in my kit

Just picked this up off ebay for 465, with a weeks MOT. As the sun's been out I thought I might as well MOT it and run it for a while to make sure the engine's good . Cost me 26 in rear brake parts to get it through



Gave it an oil change today before giving it the beans, and WOOOHOOO!! It's a flying machine!! Got an M50 inlet manifold to fit which should add about 30bhp. OMG it'll be mental in a Haynes!!
The engines been to the moon and back (several times) at 220k+ but has loads of service history , you can't hear it running, and it passed MOT emissions with totally shagged plugs a blocked air filter and oil like tar. So with a bit of TLC I think it'll make a decent donor. It's the first time I've driven one of these and it's a cracking smooth engine that pulls from nothing and just gets stronger and stronger as the revs rise.
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Old 15th September 2014, 10:07 PM
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Got the M50 manifold on now. Not a job I'll be in a hurry to do again!! Absolute tw@t to get off!!
What looks like a 1-2hr job, easily ran into a full 1/2 day to complete.
Anyway, it's on now c/w its 'remapped' ECU and it goes like stink!! I reckon it's faster in a straight line than the 3.0 V6 MR2 I built, so easy to believe it's putting 230bhp out. If anything it's smoother to drive too, which is a bonus.
I'm still struggling to get my head around how mental this is going to be in a '7'!!
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Will be fun

However I think you will find that the engine has only made it close to the moon once as it's avrages about 238,000 miles from the earth.



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My car will be putting out about that and it is mental.... just need to be careful about how much leather to use around corners.....that will be a heavyish motor so think about trying to equalize it at the back end, I know I put a BIG 3mm heavy ally tank in and I know gradually when it is starting to let go in a very predictable manner, if your back end is light it won't give you any notice it's about to slide......thats a nice find on good ol ebay at bargain money which you will proably get back in parts then 80-100 at an EOL breakers.
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Old 21st September 2014, 10:05 AM
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Will be fun

However I think you will find that the engine has only made it close to the moon once as it's avrages about 238,000 miles from the earth.



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Old 21st September 2014, 10:09 AM
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My car will be putting out about that and it is mental.... just need to be careful about how much leather to use around corners.....that will be a heavyish motor so think about trying to equalize it at the back end, I know I put a BIG 3mm heavy ally tank in and I know gradually when it is starting to let go in a very predictable manner, if your back end is light it won't give you any notice it's about to slide......thats a nice find on good ol ebay at bargain money which you will proably get back in parts then 80-100 at an EOL breakers.
Ta. The engine will be as far back as it will physically go and I'll put whatever I can at the back too. Speaking with a guy that did an M3 one, he got 50/50 weight distribution even with the M3s iron blocked 6cyl.
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