alleykat New Reader
Feb. 6, 2014 11:51 a.m.

Could be an interesting project.

Feb. 6, 2014 12:09 p.m.

A decent, running S54 with accessories, ECU, harness etc goes for $5k. This is a rebuild candidate if you already have those missing things - but I still don't see it as a screaming deal because as a rebuild - you are going to drop $2-3k. If you don't have all the parts that are missing - it's a ton more than just buying a good 75k mile motor from a reputable place. A VANOS ain't a cheap item. Nor is a starter, headers, harmonic damper, alternator, etc.

stuart in mn PowerDork
Feb. 6, 2014 12:17 p.m.

One of the guys over on the mye28 board put an S54 in a euro spec 525i and came up with a seriously cool car:

Lof8 Reader
Feb. 6, 2014 12:24 p.m.

Dang, that e28 is niiice!

yamaha UltimaDork
Feb. 6, 2014 12:39 p.m.

In reply to Giant Purple Snorklewacker:

^^^^^What he said......if you already have one and need the rotating assembly/head/block, its not a horrible deal. For starting with just it is a bit of a gamble versus spending a bit more and getting everything.

I remember back 8-9yrs ago s54's seemed alot cheaper for some reason.

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