- Aug 16, 2004This was the worst place to see this car, even if I don't know what
it is, I know it's rare at least. It was in a wrecking yard
(recycling yard, whatever), and a damn expensive one at that. I was
in looking for the odd parts when the grill and head lights of an e28
caught my eye, it couldn't be a bimmer though because the hood opened
forward like a Saab or something. When I got to it I almost lost my
mind because there was what looks to me just like the intake from an
S38 M motor. I've been looking for one of those, although for the
motor, wiring harness and ecu would cost more to purchase from these
guys as my e28 cost I have to know what the story with this model is.
The badging was 530i, 4 door, the serial numbers were all kinds of
crazy, and not really serial numbers. I wrote down what I could find
on the car and put it into the BMW TIS/ETK software and there was no
e28 530i, e34 yes, M530i30 or something like that, had an I 6.
Anyway if you know anything about these cars I would love to learn
more. Now if you've made it this far here is a technical question: If
I take the intake manifold, throttle body, head, wiring harness and
ecu from an S38 M motor can I "bolt that on" to a standard 3.5 big 6
block and accessories?
Thanks all, sorry so damn long!