BMW M6x V8 E30 and E36 Bare Conversion Mounts (M60/S62)
BMW M6x V8 E30 and E36 Bare Conversion Mounts (M60/S62)
BMW M6x V8 E30 and E36 Bare Conversion Mounts (M60/S62)
BMW M6x V8 E30 and E36 Bare Conversion Mounts (M60/S62)
BMW M6x V8 E30 and E36 Bare Conversion Mounts (M60/S62)
BMW M6x V8 E30 and E36 Bare Conversion Mounts (M60/S62)

BMW M6x V8 E30 and E36 Bare Conversion Mounts (M60/S62)

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BMW M6X V8 E30 AND E36 CONVERSION MOUNTS

It's here! Our M6X motor swap conversions for your M60/M62 swap into your E30 or E36! These motor mounts allow you to put BMWs M6X series V8 into your E30 or E36. That means the V8 from your E34 540i, E32 740i, E39 530,540 or M5. No hacking of the car is needed (completely reversible). E36 conversions will require custom oil pan.

Subframe spacers come with every kit, however, they are actually optional in the conversion. The spacers will lower the subframe to the keep the drive-line straighter and giving more under-hood clearance for the BMW plastic covers as well as if you decide to use the E32/E34 radiator reservoir. We recommend using X5 headers in the E30 conversions. For more tips and the whole conversion write-up. Click here. If you want a more details on the M60/S62 swap.

We fully endorse the MACALENT LLC swap guide. This guide is extremely detailed! It gets down into the details, part numbers, order of items and tons more! It goes into detail on the swap so that any shady-tree mechanic can do this swap in less than 1 month with $1000 investment (assuming they have the the car and drive-train already acquired). This is the best investment you can do before starting the swap. Click here to buy the manual. Please keep in mind the custom nature of these parts. Please allow about 2 week for delivery. X5 or milled down oil housings are required.

Features include
  • Incredibly strong: Cad designed and tested
  • 1/4 plate construction
  • Fully tig welded (certified)
  • 10.9 grade subframe hardware
  • Two mounting positions included:
    • Front mounting points can be used if you do not want the engine to touch the firewall
    • Rear mounting points can be used if you want better weight distribution and more space in front of the engine for cooling (We reserve the right to change design, look and specifications without notice) M60 E30 motor mount conversion M60 subframe spacers
    • EVERY E30 / E36 V8 KIT INCLUDES: M6x E30 or E36 motor mounts Optional Subframe spacers (10.9 hardware included).
OPTIONS EXPLAINED

Boosterless Brake Setup

The brake booster relocation is the hardest part of the V8 into E30 swap. The factory booster is in the way. Some choose to use E32/E34 booster setup and relocate behind the headlight. This is costly, requires lots of custom work, clusters engine bay, and requires the removal or relocation of the complete abs setup including brake lines. With this boosterless brake setup bracket, swap time is shorter, and swap is cleaner. Our boosterless brake bracket allows you to use wilwood or tilton pedals/master cylinders. Everything is relocated tightly and neatly under the dash in the factory pedal area. When the conversion is done, its all hidden! Simply mount the reservoirs in your engine bay and that's the only give away. We recommend using masters with 5/8" bore front and rear. These are the most compact masters and the smaller bore means that effort will be bearable. General rule of thumb: Bigger bores: Minimal pedal travel/stiffer pedal/higher pedal effort. Smaller bores: Long pedal travel/softer pedal/less pedal effort. All grade 8 hardware included. Pedals/master cylinders are not included and must be bought.

6 Speed Transmission Extension Brackets

When swapping in a BMW 6 speed transmission, the additional length of the transmission means you cannot use your factory transmission brace. You will need to "extend it". To do this, you need these pre-cut trans bracket extension brackets. Simply weld them onto your factory brace and you 6 speed is mounted!

So you want more power in your e30 ?

Well then an m6x engine is definitely a great way of giving your e30 some more punch. The engines are cheap, the mounts are made available by Garagistic , the weight penalty is minimal, and the fun is endless.

This guide is extremely detailed! It gets down into the details, part numbers, and other items that are involved with this swap! It goes into detail on the swap so that any shady-tree mechanic can do this swap in less than 1 month with $1000 investment (assuming they have the the car and drivetrain already acquired). 

Content:

M60 E30 swap overview

m62 engine

Options and variations of what m6x and transmissions are available

You have a couple of options here. M60, M62, S62. 5 speed, 6 speed or autotragic (automatic).

What engine is for me?

M60

So you decided your going to make your e30 a beast by putting in a monster four-valve BMW V8 engine. However, there are somethings you should know before picking your engine. The M60 is a very poplar choice due to the fact that is cheap, came in many cars, and whole cars can be bought for $1000. M60s can be found be in E32 and E34 series. (93-97) There is a 4 liter and a 3 liter version. 4 liters in the 540i 740i and 840i. The 3-liter version was installed in the 530i and 730i. Click here to see info you need to know when picking an engine or donor car.

e30 m60 swap

m62

In 1997 the m60 was replaced with the M62. All these motors came with alusil blocks so this is a huge plus. The engine capacity was increased to either 3.5 (from 3.0) or 4.4 (from 4.0)  liter. Early engines were non-vanos (makes swap easier). Later in their life, however; vanos was added as well as an EWS system (antitheft). If you have a later engine with vanos and the EWS, a couple factors are added to your swap. Some have been able to remove EWS using a chip or some other mods. Another route is to make sure that you get a complete ews system with the motor as well as the specific key to the system as well. Thats the ews box, keys (with chips in them), receiver, and ring. The ews system can be incorporated into the wiring, however; it gets complicated very quickly. More info coming soon!

M62 block with M60 goodies

This route is one we took on our very own Lela. You start with an m62 engine (which are all alusil, so you wont have to worry about getting a bad block), you take the complete wiring, sensors and dme from an m60 4.0 (which can all be taken from a junkyard for fairly cheap). You then modify the cam hall effect sensor to only have one tooth like the m60 sensor. Then comes the hard part, you either use the m60 front chain cover, or cut the mount for the trigger off the m60 cover and weld it onto your m62 cover. WARNING! This requires a skilled welder since its cast. Many cast item require both a post heat and a preheat! This setup requires additional work and a proper tune (which we can do), however you do get the best of all worlds. Simplified wiring, an extra .4 liters, a chance to grab and bolt on the m60 intake, and make extra power with a proper tune since those manifolds flow better. Its a win/win. Click here

Motor mounting options

Garagistic has you covered as far as getting the M6x series v8 into your e30. We offer motor mounts, subframe spacers + transmission extension brackets. The works. Click here and we get into all that.

E30 m60 mounts

Cooling options

With the extra power, you will need to up the cooling capacity of your new found power. We will discuss a couple options for you here.

e28 radiator in e30

ABS/ Brake booster relocation/ brake booster delete

This is arguably the hardest part of putting the bmw v8 in your little e30, but nothing we can't walk you through. - Click here.

e30 brake booster relocation

Transmission mounts and driveshaft options

Good instructions of how you can mount your trans. Includes 5 speed, 6 speed and auto options. Compares the 5 speed vs 6 speed vs autotragic. Take your pick. We will explain what it takes to get these things in your e30, as well as the advantages of each. Read all about it.

Wiring your m60 or m62

This is where most people get scared. No need to fear though, Garagistic has got the info to get your v8 powered e30 to come to life. You have three options here. Wiring your m60, wiring your m62 with EWS, or getting your m62 to fire using the m60 harness with mods. Click here to read about it all.

E30 swap exhaust and header setups

What is a good size exhaust? What exhaust manifolds work/dont work? How can they clear the steering rack? How to pass the CA bar? We dig into all that stuff here.



Oil housing modification + oil  filter housing issues

All things oil here. We tell you what is the best housing to use so its not a complete pain in the *** to do an oil change because you decided to stuff an engine thats "too big" into your e30. You can thank us later. Click here for all the little tricks.

Nikasil or Alusil engine.  If it has a Nikasil engine, you should have a leak down test performed.  If that leakdown test shows results below 15% on all cylinders, you should not consider the engine to be a problem.  If the engine has not failed, it probably will not fail due to the new fuels.