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Icon1 n54 engine swapped e46 wagon build thread - 07-03-2019, 09:11 AM

Hello everyone,

I have started to build a n54 swapped e46 wagon.
Please share, like comment, subscribe and check out my YouTube channel for weekly build update.

I'll try to post some of the progress on the thread as well.
Thank you in advance for all your support.



https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7H...o9zfL4b8JaNiGQ




2001 325ti (e46 wagon)


2001 325ti (e46 wagon)


e46 engine is out



e46 interior is out


2009 bmw 335i, n54 donor car.


335i front end is removed.

Please share, like comment, subscribe and check out my YouTube channel for weekly build update.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7H...o9zfL4b8JaNiGQ

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Default 07-09-2019, 01:54 PM

Not sure what you're using for a camera, but it might behoove you to get an external microphone like this one:
https://smile.amazon.com/Microphone-...s%2C160&sr=8-8

Since you're filming outside, it would help cut down on ambient noise a bit.

I look forward to this project.
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Default 07-09-2019, 01:56 PM

Now would also be a great time to add an oil cooler to the N54, since it's missing the option.
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Default 07-09-2019, 11:39 PM

@mrmax1984
I'll probably look in to getting an external mic, tnx for the link. I'm planning on adding an oil cooler at some point, before the engine gets settled in to the E46 bay for good. Thank you for the support.
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Default 07-18-2019, 10:12 AM

N54 engine is in the E46 engine bay. I may have to do few custom modifications in the engine bay. just a few issues, nothing major.
check the link for the video.

https://youtu.be/Vs-SjjUZSls
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Default 07-22-2019, 09:53 AM

N54 engine is ready for a test fit


N54 in E46 engine bay. engine is sitting a bit too high. got to make some custom mounts or modify the sub frame.

E90 interior is coming out.


Front interior is out.


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Default 07-22-2019, 12:50 PM

very cool



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Default 07-25-2019, 08:19 AM

check out the video on removing the e90 interior.

https://youtu.be/cfcY9lMqIwc
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Default 08-01-2019, 09:23 AM

Took the interior off of the E90. Got the wiring harness out and labeled, I got to thin out the harness by removing unwanted stuff and swapping it over to the E46 body. It is quite time incentive to take it apart and document. The harness and everything looks intimidating. The dream of swapping E90 interior into E46 may be a little far fetched. But, hey at least others don't have to guess if its possible or not. I'm still rooting to swap the front interior and try to make it look stock. fingers crossed.



check out the video on YT

https://youtu.be/SYOtGfaz1TU

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Default 08-15-2019, 09:30 AM

Finally I was able to jump back on to the E46 and build instead of taking things off.
Started the first part of reinforcing the rear sub frame mounting points.



Check out the video on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_qHWlsBXAk
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Default 09-12-2019, 10:08 AM

Got around to install the VinceBar rear reinforcement kit.
I hope the E46 wagon rear end is able to handle up to 1000whp with both
reinforcement plates and Vinces bar installed. I'm not planning to gain that much hp. my goal is to get 400hp and around same amount of torque.

check out the install video on youtube.
https://youtu.be/f-5Fvf_6XVw













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Default 09-13-2019, 12:13 PM

Nice looking forward to seeing this project completed.
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