Hardeman Motorsport - motorsport parts and diff specialist

my 316 m52 swap

Moutinho
E21 starter
Posts: 39
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:00 pm
My E21(s): ´79 Euro 320/6 5speed Manual

Re: my 316 m52 swap

Post by Moutinho » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:02 am

hey, i own a 1979 320/6 5 speed gearbox, and i´m going to do the m52b28 swap, well thinking of doing it...LOL here in portugal the worst problem is to find a cheap m52 single vanos engine, the price range is like 1000€, so... a little bit expensive!
anyway, my mechanic said that for the swap single-vanos OBD1 i need:

- e34 m50b25 sump
- sytec 300l/h fuel pump
- e36 320/325 radiator
-m30b35 e28 engine mounts
- and other small parts of my m20...

i also have updated for 323 front calipers with vented rotors, ebc green stuff pads, braided brake lines and poly bushes all around, next step is to fitting 4 bilstein b6 sport!

Keep us updated and photos pleaseeee :boogie



Gavin Martin
Upcoming E21 fanatic
Posts: 71
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:18 pm
My E21(s): '81 316 - '80 320/6
Location: potters bar

Re: my 316 m52 swap

Post by Gavin Martin » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:26 pm

Image

Prep prep prep.... should be painted the weekend.
I really wasn't going to go this mad on it :?

User avatar
Jeroen
Site Admin
Posts: 25748
Joined: Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:23 pm
My E21(s): '81 323i Baur
Location: The Netherlands
Contact:

Re: my 316 m52 swap

Post by Jeroen » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:41 pm

Put quite some effort in that indeed... that's going to look amazing with fresh paint! :thumbsup
Regards/groeten, Jeroen

We want your contributions in our E21 Facebook Group! Join, like, post & share!

Gavin Martin
Upcoming E21 fanatic
Posts: 71
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:18 pm
My E21(s): '81 316 - '80 320/6
Location: potters bar

Re: my 316 m52 swap

Post by Gavin Martin » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:42 pm

Now that I've learnt how to post a picture I will keep them coming ;) this was pre engine swap, looked ok-ish but wobbly and very slow
Image

User avatar
Jeroen
Site Admin
Posts: 25748
Joined: Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:23 pm
My E21(s): '81 323i Baur
Location: The Netherlands
Contact:

Re: my 316 m52 swap

Post by Jeroen » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:03 am

:P :thumbsup
Regards/groeten, Jeroen

We want your contributions in our E21 Facebook Group! Join, like, post & share!

User avatar
uwbuurman
E21 VIP
E21 VIP
Posts: 15408
Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:49 pm
My E21(s): 1978 type 1 323i 5speed dogleg Polaris
Location: Ljouwert

Re: my 316 m52 swap

Post by uwbuurman » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:39 am

Yes please!! Lots of pics please!!!!! Looks good!
It's the man next door!

1978 BMW 323i
1980 BMW 528i
1987 BMW 325iA cabriolet
2006 BMW 320d touring High Executive
2015 BMW 320dA touring xDrive High Executive ///Msport

Gavin Martin
Upcoming E21 fanatic
Posts: 71
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:18 pm
My E21(s): '81 316 - '80 320/6
Location: potters bar

Re: my 316 m52 swap

Post by Gavin Martin » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:17 pm

Bit of an update. Been a slow few weeks on the build as our baby daughter arrived last week :) and I think if I'd mentioned the words I'm going up the garage to my dear lady she would lynch me lol.
Decided to pull the sound deadening off and as expected we found some more horrors, but nothing too bad
Image

Gavin Martin
Upcoming E21 fanatic
Posts: 71
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:18 pm
My E21(s): '81 316 - '80 320/6
Location: potters bar

Re: my 316 m52 swap

Post by Gavin Martin » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:20 pm

So made a few repairs and got it in primer

Image

Gavin Martin
Upcoming E21 fanatic
Posts: 71
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:18 pm
My E21(s): '81 316 - '80 320/6
Location: potters bar

Re: my 316 m52 swap

Post by Gavin Martin » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:24 pm

Finally got it in paint tonight ;) really happy with the finish considering its been painted in an old dusty garage. Just need to remember where all the bits went now ;)

Image
Last edited by Gavin Martin on Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:32 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Gavin Martin
Upcoming E21 fanatic
Posts: 71
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:18 pm
My E21(s): '81 316 - '80 320/6
Location: potters bar

Re: my 316 m52 swap

Post by Gavin Martin » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:25 pm

Image

Gavin Martin
Upcoming E21 fanatic
Posts: 71
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:18 pm
My E21(s): '81 316 - '80 320/6
Location: potters bar

Re: my 316 m52 swap

Post by Gavin Martin » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:27 pm

Image

Gavin Martin
Upcoming E21 fanatic
Posts: 71
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:18 pm
My E21(s): '81 316 - '80 320/6
Location: potters bar

Re: my 316 m52 swap

Post by Gavin Martin » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:28 pm

Image

Gavin Martin
Upcoming E21 fanatic
Posts: 71
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:18 pm
My E21(s): '81 316 - '80 320/6
Location: potters bar

Re: my 316 m52 swap

Post by Gavin Martin » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:01 am

Picked these up too. I really wanted to keep my banded steels but they are not going to work with my brake upgrade



Image

User avatar
uwbuurman
E21 VIP
E21 VIP
Posts: 15408
Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:49 pm
My E21(s): 1978 type 1 323i 5speed dogleg Polaris
Location: Ljouwert

Re: my 316 m52 swap

Post by uwbuurman » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:48 am

I think they will look great!
It's the man next door!

1978 BMW 323i
1980 BMW 528i
1987 BMW 325iA cabriolet
2006 BMW 320d touring High Executive
2015 BMW 320dA touring xDrive High Executive ///Msport

jimbob
E21 Pro
Posts: 611
Joined: Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:48 am
Location: Norfolk England

Re: my 316 m52 swap

Post by jimbob » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:34 pm

nice work the front end looks brand new :thumbsup
E21 323i [kashmere] Off the road pending restoration
E21 3231[Graphite metalic] Restoration and conversion to M52
E36 318i Had it nearly 10 years work in progress
E36 328i Daily driver
E39 520i Family car school run workhorse
E36 328i Touring

Post Reply