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Thinking about installing an BMW M6 engine in my Z

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8 hours ago, Captain Obvious said:

Beautiful. Let's not go through that again!!   :excl:

Amen brother.

Installed the cams and timing set today, just have to get the flywheel, clutch and transmission on and I can start dropping it back in the car, with any luck I can get it on the road before they start laying down salt.

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3 hours ago, grannyknot said:

with any luck I can get it on the road before they start laying down salt.

And you need to do that. Because if you don't, you'll just spend all winter wondering!    :)

Good luck, and may the wind be at your back!

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On 10/23/2017 at 6:31 PM, grannyknot said:

3-4 days away.

Yeah, right. Everything that could suck away my spare time happened since my last post, but she's done, on the road again!  Took it for a spin today and everything feels good, I guess I'll have to observe some kind of a break in period.

IMG_0165.JPGI got such a smoking deal on this new toy I couldn't pass it up, not sure what I'm going to do with it just yet, but I'm sure it will end up in a Z at some point. This is an S54  M engine 2001 - 2006, the last of the big straight sixes from bmw before they started slapping turbos on everything.

3.2L, cast iron block, aluminum head, DOHC, 24 valve, variable valve timing, 10.5:1 compression, 8000 rpm red line,  without the cats 343hp without any tweaks. Best of all it is 3.5" shorter than the S38 engine and has a rear mounted sump so installation would be a breeze compared to the S38. It came with a 6 speed manual trans, engine wiring harness and ECU. Something to play with this winter:D

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Congrats Chris, that's awesome that you were able to get the car back up and running before storage! 

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If I swapped out my L, the S54 would be close to top of the list. Only thing I don't like about it is the weight. I've considered doing that swap in my E30 as well, but again, weight (also cost and effort).

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13 hours ago, grannyknot said:

3.2L, cast iron block, aluminum head, DOHC, 24 valve, variable valve timing, 10.5:1 compression, 8000 rpm red line,  without the cats 343hp without any tweaks. Best of all it is 3.5" shorter than the S38 engine and has a rear mounted sump so installation would be a breeze compared to the S38. It came with a 6 speed manual trans, engine wiring harness and ECU.

Would that fit in a P1800? LOL

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On 11/3/2017 at 7:11 PM, grannyknot said:

This is an S54  M engine 2001 - 2006, the last of the big straight sixes from bmw before they started slapping turbos on everything.

I had an 01 M roadster for a little while. It was silly fast. I love that motor. It is one of my favorites, so sexy...:blush:

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There is a site that is dedicated to engine swaps, he has thousands of write ups about the projects, some are brilliant, some will make you winch.  He just did a write up on my car, https://www.engineswapdepot.com/?p=18991

Thanks to my good buddy @Careless I picked up an orphan  that needed a home... it was also free, BMW 4.0L V8  Haven't a clue what I'm going to do with it but the price was right.

 

 

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