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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Fri, Apr-21-2017, 02:27:52 PM   #11
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Default Re: Top End Rebuild vs. Engine Swap

Damn for 2-3K I'd build myself a full motor!
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Damn for 2-3K I'd build myself a full motor!
I dare you to build a full S52 motor with that budget.
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Might be an option for you. I have a head for Sale.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=567621
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Damn for 2-3K I'd build myself a full motor!
For some reason everyone has quoted my dad, besides the shop that's taking in my car, $2,500+ and he's all stuck that it's gonna be that or higher; so I'm just going with that and saying I'd be happy with anything below $3k

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Might be an option for you. I have a head for Sale.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=567621
If I had an S54 I'd be interested
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For some reason everyone has quoted my dad, besides the shop that's taking in my car, $2,500+ and he's all stuck that it's gonna be that or higher; so I'm just going with that and saying I'd be happy with anything below $3k



If I had an S54 I'd be interested
Yeah that might help lol sorry about that.
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Don't forget to fix whatever caused the money shift, too. Either engine mounts or trans mounts or shot shifter bushings.

Also, 3k seems REALLY high for a head job to me. Should be closer to 2 or 2250 when its all said and done. At least on one of these cars with an iron block. That's if you just drop the car off and don't do anything yourself.

I'll also reiterate to ASK what gasket set they are using. If they use worldpac or another supplier, the only thing they can get easily will be victor reinz. And a LOT of people think they are quality parts.

They are NOT.
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I dare you to build a full S52 motor with that budget.
For a stock refresh doing the everything except machining? Easy. For a forged internal build? not a chance (10k) sorry for the confusion
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Discussing Top End Rebuild vs. Engine Swap in the E36 M3 (1992-1999) Forum - {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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