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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alexx03 Click here to enlarge
    i feel like this is the fastest build/swap thread ive ever been through.....

    amazing work man!!
    Same here I don't even know how he did this so fast. It's awesome!

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    props~!
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    Modern BMW 3-Series turbo inline-6 power for an older 3-Series - BimmerBoost member does first ever N55B30 into E36 swap with I-Drive

    Turbos have been done to death on the E36 3-Series M5X/S5X inline-6 engine family. Nobody, however, has swapped the already turbocharged from the factory current N55 direct injected inline-6 BMW powerplants into the E36 chassis. That is, until now. BimmerBoost member hackentt completed such a swap in record time. He posted on the BimmerBoost BMW Performance forums that he was undertaking such a swap and just over a month later showed a video of the car running with the N55 motor under the hood.

    That is worthy of some serious respect especially considering he did this all himself using an E9X donor car. He managed to get the engine to fit and swapped the dash, transmission, I-Drive, and even the start button which is a very nice touch. This build was completed by him on a tight budget making it all the more impressive.

    Check out the photo progress as well as the video below. Much respect from BimmerBoost to @hackentt on doing something nobody has done up until this point. A very cool way to get turbo power in an older 3-Series.

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    I'm almost thinking the interior swap is more impressive than the engine swap... this thing will be a beast with a tune, so light!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BimmerNFS Click here to enlarge
    I'm almost thinking the interior swap is more impressive than the engine swap... this thing will be a beast with a tune, so light!
    The interior swap is incredible, no doubt. Surprised it all seems to fit.

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    Yeah, I can't get over how it all fits. Interested to see what you do with the door panels.

    This is really a cool project, and I just can't believe it actually works, and how fast it happened....LOL did you really do this since first post or did this take a year and just posting every once in a while? haha jk, nice work man!
    2009 335i coupe back to stock...for now

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    This thread is so amazing. I can't believe you did this. Great work.

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    this is awesome !!!

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    My god that interior is bad ass. As an E36 fanatic I love this beyond belief

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    Totally awesome! Great Work!

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    that's just spectacular! amazing job!

    what's even more impressive.. the dash.. did it fit straight in with little or no modding? and the seats too

    just, wow!

    ED: and the whole centre console?!?! how! :O

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    OP if you had a Fageena, you'd be my perfect woman

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    amazing work.

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    Currently I am removing parts that are not required to run the engine properly. Sold the I drive already. Will gut the interior and use it strictly for drag racing

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    So you want to just make it a dedicated drag car?

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    Woke up the beast after summer hibernation. Engine have been making some weird rattling noises, displaying codes for valvetronic servo motor. Engine computer did not know the position of valve openings because sensor on the servo motor went bad, so it was always trying to reset itself making rattling noises. I ordered another valvetronic motor, even at heavily discounted price it was still $200 and engine has only 32k miles. So much for BMW quality these days.
    Once the valve cover was off, I checked the vanos bolts and they all look in good shape so I did not want to touch that for now, did not even buy new valve cover gasket, it did come off the cover but it stayed on head, so I just changed the servo and put it all back as it was. Gasket is fresh enough and flexible.
    Connected the battery back on and I heard DME reset the valvetronic servo but this time it was only one click. Started the engine and no more codes. Went for a spin and just enjoyed the huge power from this bad aZZ engine

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    It's a cool swap man.

    Car looks like it needs a bath!

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    Take it to the dealer for vanos bolt recall.

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    Not sure how I missed this up to this point! Unreal. Nicely done. Any quarter mile times yet? Running a tune at all?

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