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Old 11-29-2011, 01:23 PM   #16
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lol what are u guys doing with ur old S52 motors ?
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:30 AM   #17
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BTW, where are you getting the ECU modified ?
my guess is he will use the ECU from the S54
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:37 AM   #18
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It's my understanding that you need to have the software changed to run in an e36.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:21 AM   #19
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ya engine prices here are jacked up
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:22 AM   #20
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No kidding, eh. This is a pretty doable swap if you can get the engine for less than 3k.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:55 AM   #21
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It's my understanding that you need to have the software changed to run in an e36.

maybe but if you swap the whole thing out I dont see why this would be needed we will see during his swap what he will have to do and see.
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:51 PM   #22
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you have to use the mss54 dme and there are a few options for tuning since the swap is becoming more common.
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:28 PM   #23
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Congrads on the new motor.
This swap is becoming very popular, with the E36 crowd.
How many KMS did you have the S52 before you deciced enough was enough?
I love my S52 except for those damn noisy lifters
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:13 PM   #24
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My car has 170k and the s52 still runs amazing. Probably going to stuff it into the e30 one day. My friends are calling me crazy for pulling out a perfectly good motor but I think this car deserves a true m engine.
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:59 AM   #25
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or an ls1
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:10 PM   #26
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or an ls1
+1...but the price difference is huge
s54 in an e36 is perfect. you're in porsche territory now
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:52 PM   #27
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Im confused...what price difference?
lsx is a cheaper engine
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:22 PM   #28
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I would think the swap might be more expensive though ?
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:43 PM   #29
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Danimal has an ls in his e36. I'm not sure how much that swap would cost but it probably isn't cheaper than the s54. Even if it was cheaper I still wouldn't do it. I've been in an s54 powered e36 and its just the perfect amount of power in that chassis. With headers and a tune I'll be around 300whp.
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well it's very close to designed power if you consider the euro engine isn't that far off, and that is the way it was designed.
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