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BUYING AN LS1 ENGINE FOR MY E24
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:28 pm Reply with quote
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Hi guys, ive been wanting to do an ls swap in an e24 since i bought the car two years ago, i've found one on ebay, 2600 shipped for the engine 56k miles sat for 5 years http://www.ebay.com/itm/1998-GM-LS1-Camaro-Engine-Motor-V8-59k-Original-Mi-rear-ended-Camaro-/150847677330?hash=item231f38e392&item=150847677330&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr

Ive been searching around and theres a member of this forum ed i believe almost done with a m6 swap, havent found his build thread though. Is this a pretty straight forward swap? i don't want to cut anything (firewall) and am open to fabicating headers, engine mounts ect. or if there are engine mounts out there that would be awesome. I've been searching always do before i ask but if you guys have any information that would be wonderful, oh and if you have any transmission suggestions throw them out there, i was thinking a good t56 or equivalent german tranny getrag or something. Want something reliable. sorry for the quick post thanks guys,

Carl


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Given the similarities in the chassis, you might want to get in touch with the guy over in MyE28.com who has one in his E28. He just drove it to and from TedFest in Toronto (so you might search those threads).

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:01 pm Reply with quote
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M?chteWei? wrote:
Given the similarities in the chassis, you might want to get in touch with the guy over in MyE28.com who has one in his E28. He just drove it to and from TedFest in Toronto (so you might search those threads).


so there are ls1 e28s! i had a thread over there about FI and told them i wanted na ls1 and they said this isnt the forum for me Shame on you Shame on you Shame on you


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You ARE joking, right?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:52 am Reply with quote
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SechsEckeS?chtigen wrote:
M?chteWei? wrote:
Given the similarities in the chassis, you might want to get in touch with the guy over in MyE28.com who has one in his E28. He just drove it to and from TedFest in Toronto (so you might search those threads).


so there are ls1 e28s! i had a thread over there about FI and told them i wanted na ls1 and they said this isnt the forum for me Shame on you Shame on you Shame on you


It depends on who you talk to. If you're going to do it, just find the other guy who's already done it and correspond with him. Most of us have no experience with it. There's also been a BMW V-8 put into an E28.

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e24 LS6
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Ed Rather put an LS6 into a e24

http://www.mwrench.com/m6v8/


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:06 pm Reply with quote
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Try to find "John" who goes by Prarieman. If not here or on bimmerforums you can probably find him on Roadfly. He posts occasionally. He has done the swap.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:37 am Reply with quote
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This is sweet , I am all about this transplant. I have been doing some RECON at the Bone Yards for a decent Chevy V8 and trans. I guess you have to use the Chevy ECU or go with a stand alone set up. I still want to hook the Turbo up on my M90 first.

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Unless you are absolutely set on a ls1,6 or 7 it is a far cheaper route to use a truck motor. It is the same series as the Camaro motors with iron blocks and aluminum heads (LM7). Makes about 300 hp stock and is dirt cheap. Front end stuff is all interchangable as is the intake, all it takes is money:)

You can buy a 5.3, complete with wiring and ECU and accessories for way less than $2600! Like $1000. 6.0 is a little more but I bet there is a local yard where you could find a low mile pull out or an entire vehicle?

I know this is heresy and way off subject but I am currently building a '51 GMC 5 window with an S-10 frame and a 6.0/4L80e

I'll stick with my M30 and 5 speed, it's still a lot of fun:)

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I just got a 91 350 that came out of my buddys Corvette . ECU wiring harness and the rest of the goodies ,This might go in my 81 6er .

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Re: BUYING AN LS1 ENGINE FOR MY E24
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SechsEckeS?chtigen wrote:
Hi guys, ive been wanting to do an ls swap in an e24 since i bought the car two years ago, i've found one on ebay, 2600 shipped for the engine 56k miles sat for 5 years http://www.ebay.com/itm/1998-GM-LS1-Camaro-Engine-Motor-V8-59k-Original-Mi-rear-ended-Camaro-/150847677330?hash=item231f38e392&item=150847677330&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr

Ive been searching around and theres a member of this forum ed i believe almost done with a m6 swap, havent found his build thread though. Is this a pretty straight forward swap? i don't want to cut anything (firewall) and am open to fabicating headers, engine mounts ect. or if there are engine mounts out there that would be awesome. I've been searching always do before i ask but if you guys have any information that would be wonderful, oh and if you have any transmission suggestions throw them out there, i was thinking a good t56 or equivalent german tranny getrag or something. Want something reliable. sorry for the quick post thanks guys,

Carl


Cool project Carl, hope you see it through. I'm putting an ls1 in a c3 corvette at present. These are great motors, rev quickly and lots of potential for mods. I'll probably never go back to iron sbc's. ...as long as your e24 isn't an M6 or a euro 635!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:18 am Reply with quote
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A V8 with cast iron block will probably be heavier than a stock M30. My guess is the all aluminum LS1 might be lighter than an M30.

Money no object, I would favor the LS1.

Jose


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:53 am Reply with quote
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this might help....

http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=99687


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:31 pm Reply with quote
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Hey Carl,
Any progress on this swap?
Bill

Also ... http://ls1tech.com

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:45 am Reply with quote
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I got an L98 Corvette Motor from a buddy of mine for helping him with his Vette. I will put this i my 6er 1 day. Where do i get the motor mounts and Transmission adaptor ? Are there swap kits ant parts ready to go ??????

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