1 series M57 swap

Discussion in 'B57, N57, M57' started by ccbsecu, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. ccbsecu

    ccbsecu Corporal

    106
    135i
  2. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

    AZ
    2009 E93 335i
  3. ccbsecu

    ccbsecu Corporal

    106
    135i
    Don’t think the owner is on our FB group....
     
  4. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

    AZ
    2009 E93 335i
    I messaged him on IG, hopefully he will see and reply here :)
     
  5. Itsbrokeagain

    Itsbrokeagain Private

    30
    Strong Island
    E53 X5, E39 528iT
    Kassel Performance is pioneering a similar swap here in a 318ti. They have already swapped the N52 with great success, and I'll be working with them on doing this swap in my wagon, along with converting it to manual.
     
  6. ccbsecu

    ccbsecu Corporal

    106
    135i
    Who is supply the manual swap kit? Is that Whitbread?
     
  7. Itsbrokeagain

    Itsbrokeagain Private

    30
    Strong Island
    E53 X5, E39 528iT
    i believe hes in talks with Clutchmasters to make a flywheel and clutch kit. Trial and Error fitment for a few US gearboxes (5 and 6 speed ZFs and a 420G gearbox), and if all fails, getting a box from a 330D from across the pond.

    I can find boxes readily available from the UK for 3-500 bucks plus freight. 530D rear diffs are 20-100 bucks LOL. Will be an interesting project to say the least, as a deleted M57 is leagues more reliable over the N54.
     
  8. ccbsecu

    ccbsecu Corporal

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    Post up a build thread!
     
  9. Itsbrokeagain

    Itsbrokeagain Private

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    Strong Island
    E53 X5, E39 528iT
    I'll prolly start one when I actually pick up the donor vehicle from a Co-Part Auction. Kassel was really good with finding theirs so when the time comes i'll be contacting them for help.

    Im not usually the type to have a thread going for years and years. When the bulk of the heavy lifting starts, I'll be posting up lots of pics.
     
  10. ccbsecu

    ccbsecu Corporal

    106
    135i
    I'm hoping to have some updates on my build soon :D

    It's the 'waiting' on custom parts that kills the enthusiasm....stuff just takes FOREVER to be delivered.
     
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