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Cory71

WTB s54 m3 engine & tranny

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Hello,

New to the whole 2002 BMW world.

Just bought a 71' off ebay and spun a rod driving it back home.

Now what...

I want to do a s54 (e46 M3) swap, looking for everything I need (motor/tranny+)

I live in Nothern California.

Any shops I could contact in the bay area/north bay that could do a swap?

Any idea where to get a S54 motor/tranny?

Side project for someone local...?

Thanks-

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Sorry about your motor, did you talk to the seller about motor? If you used PayPal you might have some recourse through them for the cost of the repairs ? I have a 2000 M roadster with the S52 M motor and it is a beast , even with 9in rear wheels and traction control if you don't know how to drive, tail happy fun or panic happens quickly. The S54 motor has more power, although it is at the high RPM range, If you could fit it in a 2002 how you get the front sub-frame and suspension to support or control it ? Same with the rear, also the 2002 drive shaft , diff and half shaft would need to be upgraded to handle the power and then how would you stop it, not with the brakes on a 71 2002. You can buy a M10 rebuilt long block for $1500- $2500 depending where you get it and how it was rebuilt and keep the 2002 as stock as possible, it will be worth more in the future. If you want S54 power buy a used M Roadster or M3 sedan it will be equip to handle the power , you will probably spend less money and have 2 cars to play with:)

Good Luck,

Harry

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