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2003 530i Sport to B10 V8S 4.8L engine conversion

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Just finished the conversion work...took us about 2 weeks to complete it.

 

Nice way to have 375hp 

 

Car was originally 530i Sport Aegean Edition imported myself from UK 8 years ago to Malaysia and had done 360,000km (about 224,000miles). It started sounding rough so decided to convert it to this. I don't really want an S62 since this is a daily driver and traffic where I live are horrendous so cant really drive it with the manual box. Most other stuffs are already M5 though (interior, cluster, mirrors, etc etc).

 

The 'halfcut' came from Japan, I only took the engine, gearbox, undercarriage and the brakes from the E39 B10 V8S breaker unit.

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That’s bloody brilliant!

 

Hows it gone with the wiring and electrics/ECU etc, any issues?

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Nothing major, the original body harness stays, apart from needing few new wires.

 

Its mainly the harness from the engine to the new ECU thats different. Those were completely swapped.

 

It helps that my car is 2003 and already have  DSC.

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 If I was wearing a cap I would be doffing it now, good work sir. :)  

 

 Also, what sort of steering wheel is that? I ask as I'm hoping to get some paddle shifters installed on my car in the near future.

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13 hours ago, NWJW said:

 If I was wearing a cap I would be doffing it now, good work sir. :)  

 

 Also, what sort of steering wheel is that? I ask as I'm hoping to get some paddle shifters installed on my car in the near future.

Its the steering wheel taken from E46 M3 SMG. Quite easy to retrofit on dual stage airbag cars.

 

Had it for 8 years, one of the first things I did when I got the car.

 

You need the paddleshift steering, new slipring and some simple wiring job. Only 2 wires to run from the slipring to the gearknob area.

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11 hours ago, grapefruit said:

My first thought was: excellent.

My second: why on Earth didn't you put it in a Touring?!!  :P

Funny you should say that, the engine was originally bought by a friend with the intention of putting in in his Touring, but I bought it off him

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