Hey guys, great to be back here on BMWClubMalaysia Forums. Been away for so long!! So I recently spotted a darn good opportunity and purchased myself an old beat up Year 2002 BMW E39 525i for RM10,000 including a year of road tax and insurance paid for by the old owner. It doesn't look very bad, but not good either. I'd say 5/10. I have absolutely no intention on using this 525i engine or even fixing it up, heck I didn't even do any oil change after I got the car. Did the name transfer and drove it back to my uncle's workshop and left it there until I get a new engine. There are some issues with the engine though, it's a little rough (I guess it's not maintained well?). Exterior wise, I'll be changing everything from headlamps to tail lamps for new ones so it doesn't matter that they look pretty worn out now. The only good thing is that the car has never been in an accident so the chassis and body panels are 10/10. Paint is 3/10 LOL. Interior will be completely refurbished in the near future to match factory looks. Maybe I'll retrofit NBT as well. I am dead set on getting a M54B30 engine paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Due to MCO, I can't really cross states and look for this engine plus I think I need some time to collect more cash so I can do all engine related modifications in one go. Right now, these are the most important things to do first! 1) M54B30 swap + 5 speed Manual Gearbox 2) LSD (Quaife brand or any other good brands as long I can drift) 3) New Mountings etc, proper steering rack, bushes, ball joints etc. (All wear and tear items must be new.) Can anyone help me by giving me a ballpark figure of how much this halfcut M54B30 engine would cost? Including the 5-speed manual. Just the cost of the half cut engine alone is good enough. Cost of transplanting the engine is 'belakang cerita' hahaha.. Will be posting some photos here soon on the journey to getting my dream car back on the road with a proper engine and looks just like how I imagined it for years!!