engine for my e46!!

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  1. SteveTrottier

    SteveTrottier New Member

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    Hi, can you guys tell me what is te best engine for drifting with an e46 ? Is it the 325 like e36 and e30 ? Wich engine is good to receive a turbo setup ? Juste tell me what you think, thank you. (Sorry for my bad english)
     
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    Either early 2.8 m52b28tu as they're still cable throttle on those , or if your not bothered about fly by wire throttle the 3.0 m54b30 engine as they are around 230 bhp standard i think
     
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    Do you know if 3l are tuff ? @Faniel321
     
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    Id say most 6 cylinder m52 and m54 engines are pretty tough to a certain degree, the strongest is the old m50b25 out of the e36 and e34 but id imagine theyre abit more difficult to fit being an older engine on different wiring
     
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    The thing is in my country m50b25 vanos or not are rare or cost too much
     
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    If you are looking to turbo I'd go for the M50 over the M52!
     
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    M50 are steel blocks whereas M52 are ally, so the M50 will hold the power a lot better. The M52 ally blocks tend to blow gaskets a lot easier, I'm doing mine now, that's my 10p worth anyway from what I have found.
     

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