AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
9/12/18 1:31 p.m.

totally unrelated to the sick T-Bucket build thread, BTW.

has anyone taken a BMW M62 from E38 or E39, and transplanted it into a vehicle that isn't an E38 or E39, preferably not a BMW at all, using the original BMW engine controller?   purely speculation on my part, but i'm thinking that a manual trans car would be a better starting point for ECU, if it's even doable at all. 

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
9/12/18 1:48 p.m.

I put a m50 in an rx7.  It ran entirely off the factory bmw harness and ecu.  I just had to put 12 volts to it.  Granted it was obd1 so that may be different.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
9/12/18 1:51 p.m.

Shouldn't be an issue to use the engine/wiring/harness computer. 

Check on the forums to see if the OBD-I parts gain any HP like they did when doing a M52/S52 swap. The OBD-II stuff will likely have EWS which can be handled. 

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
9/12/18 1:54 p.m.

In reply to pimpm3 :

the M60 was also OBD1 and shares a lot with the later M62, so perhaps using an M60 ECU and sensors on the M62 (non-VANOS) would be the way to go.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
9/12/18 2:32 p.m.
AngryCorvair said:

In reply to pimpm3 :

the M60 was also OBD1 and shares a lot with the later M62, so perhaps using an M60 ECU and sensors on the M62 (non-VANOS) would be the way to go.

This is precisely what we did when EWS was harder to deal with on E30 swaps. 

I purchased an S52, bought all the OBD-I sensors/manifold/ECU, swapped them over. 

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