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Old 09-13-2012, 12:21 PM   #1
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s52 swap E30 engine mounts

Hey i want to do an s52 engine swap in to an e30 and now i know the subframe wont be a problem but are the engine mounts the same and the arms ?
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:32 PM   #2
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you do know there is this thing called google right? or a search on this or other BMW forums... it's a very common swap and info is everywhere
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:06 PM   #3
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Holy shit really!?! Thanks !:d
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:01 PM   #4
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you do know there is this thing called google right? or a search on this or other BMW forums... it's a very common swap and info is everywhere
Holy sh*t buddy. Don't you realize this is a forum and no matter what the question is, most of joined to help others and receive help as well. Relax!

To OP I used E28 535 engine mounts, which I believe were $35 a piece.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:27 PM   #5
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I did help him... I told him to use google.

He would have found out everything he needed to know about doing an M/S5x swap into an E30 that way in a few clicks.

search... it's an amazing thing.

What's the point of people regurgitating the same info over and over again? When I needed to know now to do that swap I didn't make one thread or ask one question on any forum. Why? Because my questions were asked 100's of times.

Asking people for information that is readily available to you is like making duplicate copies of paperwork you already have because it's easier then looking for it in the first place.

Everyone wants to be spoon fed.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:57 AM   #6
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Above is true, this is all out there but meh... Only thing is if you have to ask for this then there's probably much else you're wondering as well!

The above mounts will work and are what most use. There were some problems with them separating on some swaps, so some companies started to make specific swap mounts. Mine are from Revshift, and I believe akg makes a set too. You use the outside slots, not the stock subframe holes.

Arms need to be e36 24v
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:56 AM   #7
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i'm not 100% sure on this, but i think the e28 535i mounts will work with the e36 24v arms also
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:46 PM   #8
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soo i need e36 arms? but e28 mounts to fit the e30 subframe?
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Ohhh ya
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:30 AM   #10
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santos.

the mounts and engine mount arms are just the tip of the ice berg for this swap. i will be more than happy to answer some questions for you, but if you go on r3vlimited you will find all ur info there. I went there and learned my M50 *now m52* swap info.

but yes. those mounts will work, those arms are mandatory.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:18 AM   #11
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Bro..

http://www.e30dohc.com/wiki/index.ph...HC_Swap_Basics

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Old 09-19-2012, 06:58 AM   #12
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Make an account at r3vlimited.com and use the search function within this subforum:

http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/forumdisplay.php?f=129

The sticky's at the top are also a great resource. Along with the e30dohc wiki, there should be all the information you need.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:57 PM   #13
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soo the brake booster that the E30 already has wont fit but the one on a 325xi will?
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:21 PM   #14
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e30 will fit if you slot the holes 1/2" towards the drivers side of the car.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:08 PM   #15
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There's like a zillion brake booster options, plus booster less now an option. Seriously, read the f-ing wiki and swap stickies on r3v. There's a sticky there Specifically dedicated to booster setups
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