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post #1 of 4 Old 15th September 2007, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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E34 M5 Motor, In E28 Car?

I recentley purchased a 1988 BMW 535iS, and am wanting to convert it into a M5. (There's really no '88 M5 for sale in my area) So I'm currently looking for a totalled M5 as well, so I can part out the engine, interior, exterior accessories, everything to make it into a M5 really. But what I'm thinking about, and is kind of confusing me, will the E34 M5 motor (there's lots of E34 M5's where I live, so wouldn't be hard finding one totalled.) fit in the E28? Or will there be modifications to make it fit. I personally don't think so, because there both straight 6's and the same motor. I just would like to hear what you guys have to say about this project.

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The S38B36 or B38 will fit in the E28 no sweat. Electronics will be your biggest problem. I dont know the specifics, but I have seen the results of the drop-in and it is sweet.

The B36/B38 has different cooling jackets, particularly on the front case opposed to the B38 which uses more hoses to pump water around.
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So technically what your saying, it is possible? I just need to look out for the wiring, and it will be quite hard.
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So technically what your saying, it is possible? I just need to look out for the wiring, and it will be quite hard.
It is certainly possible and has been carried out by member Jimmy on here .....hopefully he'll chip in with some advice .

see this thread for an example of a Dutch car with the S38B36 fitted :

E28 M5 S38B36 for sale in Holland

Also , this thread gives some good advice :

Want to put S38 B36 in my e28

Good luck .

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