Good luck! Seems easy but it's not. If I could start over again I would have fitted an S54 instead of the s38b36. It's all done now though. You are going to end up spending a lot of money. There is no point in fitting the engine until you have renewed every gasket. Front & rear oil seals, sump gasket...the list goes on. Did you get the sensor wire that goes from the ignition wire to the crank sensor? Four years ago that cost me Â£127 on it's own. God only knows how much it is now! The type of braking system you have also dictates if the engine fits or not. What radiator are you going to use? Where are you going to put the ECU? How are you going to stop the manifold from fouling the power steering pipes? Been there done it & have nearly 40k in bills to prove it. As I said before...If I'd have known how much trouble it was going to be I would have fitted a S54. It's cheaper. S50b30 from the e36 M3 is a good engine in a e28 & with VAC shells will spin to 8k all day long without going bang. 300bhp Before you go any further. Sit down with a pen & pad & work every pound out that you will have to spend. I didn't do that. I just steamed into it & some four years later I'm just about returning to the normal guy I was before! You have been warned! Also I have the Fritz manifold fitted. It does not fit. You have to raise the engine by a min of 3mm for it to clear the steering box. That means that you will not be able to rap the manifold which will transfer heat into the steering box. Also it fouls the steering knuckle. The manifolds has to be fitted to the engine with it outside the car. If you need to remove it (And you will!!!!!) the engine has to come out!! I have done it nine times now. I've got it down to 5 hours. It will take you & a mate 7 hours! You will also have to remove a lot of brackets & make new ones up to hold other parts. You will have to modify the standard parts so you can get access to them without taking the engine out! What power steering pump are you going to use? The e28 M5 one is the only one that will take the revs. You will blow the seals out of the rest of them. Price up a e28 M5 power steering pump! What engine mounts are you going to use? Remember that this engine weighs a lot more that the M30 & will rock......which will mean that your manifold will hit the steering box & will come lose which means you have to remove the engine to fix it!! No one told me about the above. I found out the hard way. Make a list. Price it up & then times it by four, then double it. The oil return pipe cannot be reused. Three years ago one cost me Â£80 from BMW with a discount. It was fitted to the engine & snapped. I bought another one. Fitted it to the engine & it snapped! What I'm trying to say is there is a specific way of fitting parts to this engine which is different from others. For example the sump gasket has to be fitted & left for eight hours before you add oil. I could go on & on. Also check to see if parts you may need are still available from BMW. A number of pars are now NLA. Really you should rebuild the engine before fitting it. Depending on how you see you're going to spend 8 to 12 thousand pounds. Once again good luck. If you don't want to follow the advice I have stated above that's up to you. Remember one thing though.....I have a running car with that engine fitted!!!!