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2001 BMW X5 Question: Will an 03 X5 3.0 engine fit a 2001 X5 with the 3.0 engine

 

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nmurad, 3.0L 6 Cylinder, Plano, TX, January 10, 2011, 13:58
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My 2001 X5 recently overheated the mechanic is saying it needs a new head and recommends the whole engine be replaced. I found a used engine from a 03 X5 wanted to know if it will fit my car before I buy it.

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    January 10, 2011, 14:30
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    Both are an M54 engine, they are interchangeable.

    Zee

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    Visitor, January 11, 2011, 06:44

    Thanks. But my mechanic is saying the 03 engine doesn't show up in his software to fit my car. Where can find what the exact differences are etween the two?

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    ZeeTech, January 11, 2011, 07:12
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    Could you post the last 7 digit of the VIN?

    Up to 9/2002 (which is a 2003 model year) the engine's part # is: 11 00 7 505 189
    from 9/2002 is 11 00 0 303 875
    If you can give me the last 7 digit of the VIN of your car and the donor car I can check in the OE part catalogue if you can use the '03 engine. It will be based on the exact manufacturing date.

    Zee

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