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Re: I want to buy a 3.5L engine... (archive)

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Posted by Shawn Anderson on September 17, 1999 at 17:30:29:

In Reply to: I want to buy a 3.5L engine... posted by Ryan Bryan on September 17, 1999 at 17:12:23:

Do you realize how much work (and $$$) that would be. The engine itself will be expensive, but you will also need all of the eltronics (injectors, control units, O2 sensor, etc, etc.) and wiring harnesses that go along with it. That crap is insanely expensive. You'll spend a lot of money and still have a 1980 5 series.

In my opinion, and I am by no means an expert, you should either find the same engine as you had (or atleast one with the same electronic controls) or buy a different car.

: Hello bimmer friends,
: I have recently removed the engine from my 80' 528I.I am now looking for a 3.5L engine to stuff in it.Please let me now if you have one or know were I could get one.It dosnt need to be in excellent shape just reliable.In fact I cant afford an exellent example.Your help is greatly appreciated.
: Thank you
: Ryan Bryan

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