S52 engine removal

Vehicle: 1997 BMW M3
Time/Difficulty: 3-5 hours
By diyauto
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We started to remove the M3 engine to swap into our E28 project. Thought I would share the progress.

Start by removing the front bumper and front of the vehicle.

Then move onto the radiator and core support.

Charbel started to work on the electrical and cables. Steve started on radiator.

After the core support, we are planning on dropping the whole assembly. Started to remove wheels and disconnect calipers.

Raised up the vehicle to get at the motor mounts, transmission mounts, driveshaft and exhaust.

Removing the calipers.

Loosening the suspension and getting the necessities underneath. We got everything disconnected and will continue the documentation when we head out for another day of work.