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    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 .



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    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
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    Re: is that Arnie's SA-745i ? no sorry its in NZ .


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    Mmmm..

    Kind of a shame to rip apart a right hand drive 745i. They are extremely rare. I know of only 2 others besides yours. Scottie Sharpe
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    Re: Mmmm..

    does that include the one that was sold on e-bayin the UK in the last two or three months? I didn't bid as my valour ran out; my wife would't understand another undriveable moth eaten BMW on the drive

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    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

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    Re: Mmmm..

    Just what I was thinkin when I read the first post. Why tear apart a very rare car for an engine that can be found in 2 other cars that are much more numerous?

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    Re: Mmmm..

    have a freind who will take the body most likly and refit a std 3.5 m30 unit .
    needs a bit of love and care though . and my M535i is much more deserving than this white bus

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    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.
    cheers brent

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    Oh yeah, Mike is right.

    Forgot that the right hand drive cars had different headers made to clear the right hand drive steering. Scottie Sharpe
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    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;




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