fitting a M5 (M745iA ) engine to a E28 M535i RHD
hi guys , looking at getting some info about fitting a twincam 286hp M engine from a RHD sth african built M745i , into my 1986 E28 M535i .
its a RHD car with about 481600km on the clock .5speed manual .LSD etc
done up most of the interior etc , have replaced engine with 2nd hand block and rebuilt head a little while ago .
new tyres on 16" e39 bbs cross spoke wheels . rebuilt rear shocks and new front ones , replaced lots of rubber bushes front and rear ,body needs a bit of a repaint etc .
drives real nice .have had it on a track goes ok .
i am looking at possibly buying this M745i (M-power engine) with auto .
its done about 140000miles , had the camchain etc repleaced 10000miles ago , and tunned etc .
so i want to fit the engine into my E28 , what do i need to look at doing , will the extractors fit in ok around the steering box , will the clutch master cylinder fowl the head ( it sits outside onthe fire wall beside the number 6 spark plug) .
will the main power plug loom plug in the same . what clutch kit should i get , will std 535i handle the power .
what about the engine mounting arms , will the std m30 ones fit up to the M-power block .
will the radiator from the e23 fit in to the e28 body etc .
any help would be great .
can email me direct if you like .
is that Arnie's SA-745i ?
I'll walk you through the installation on the phone in exchange for the euro headers! :-) I'll pay shipping!! :)Scottie Sharpe
Provider of Mass Air Flow Conversion Kits for BMWs
88 Dinan-badged M5, M88 motor with BTP mass air flow conversion, Dinan Stage 4 suspention, Dinan 17x9.5 3pc wheels, 255/40 Conti Sport X 4, Racing Dynamics software, e34 rear brakes, B&B Stainless steel Exhaust, F&R LaDue stainless steel strut bars.
67 1602 Ireland coil overs, brembo brakes, Dual Solex 40 PHH
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Re: is that Arnie's SA-745i ? no sorry its in NZ .
Re: is that Arnie's SA-745i ?
no its in NZ .
do you know if the headers will clear the steering box etc , and will the head clear the clutch master cylinder etc.
Re: is that Arnie's SA-745i ? - headers
UK E28 M5s don't have bunch-of-snakes euro headers as they would foul the steering box, so if the 745i has euro headers I guess they'll need replacing;
i know of 3 in nz , and a 2 that have been cut up
took it for drive tonight , felt just like a normal e23 735i , but didn't have a chance to rev it out .
i could feel it wanted to go though
Re: i know of 3 in nz , and a 2 that have been cut up
someone commented to me last night about driving a 7 series - it went alright but didn't go round corners - this doesn't appear to be a problem with E28s - the guy wants to get his feet on the pedals of my M5 - maybe if he finishes my garage a bit quicker than he got my house built - and if the inspection pit proves to be watertight
did BMW uprate the 7 series suspension for the M88 engine - or the blown 745i we didn't get in the UK? if they did it might be an argument for keeping 745i intact