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Old 10-20-2002, 02:57 PM   #1
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e30 m3 or e36 m3 motor?



Ok im doing a motor swap on my 84 318i , What would be better the 4 cyl m3 motor or a e36 m3 motor(tranny also). Does any one know if I could use a 3.2 obdII motor also or just a 3.0? I was just gonna go with the 4cyl because I wouldnt have to change motor mounts, whats involved with fitting the e36 motor(is there install kits available?). Is there any websites available with info on motor swaps like this? I allready have pulled 2 motors before including my car so i can do the work. If any one in the MA area is willing to help ill supply the beer *drunk* Any help would be cool. If anyone has a motor /trans for sale let me know, im willing to trade my street bike for it. I also have alot of e30 parts for sale including a 85 318i motor if anyones interested....Thanks
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Old 10-26-2002, 08:57 PM   #2
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I haven't seen too much on it you might want to ask empowered his car is all done up.or e30m50, his is done too. both have a lot of engine mods and a fair bit of knowledge so I would pm them . might save you time...I have been looking for a engine exchange for awhile...I even have a 540 engine I can get bet they said the conversion would not be worh it
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Old 11-02-2002, 10:55 AM   #3
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maybe you`ve already heard of it, but zionsville autosport is selling the parts for the e36 engine conversions and parts for the obdI to obdII conversion. For both the conversions they are selling cd roms to guide you through the conversion.
http://www.zionsvilleautosport.com/

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Old 11-02-2002, 11:03 AM   #4
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Re: e30 m3 or e36 m3 motor?

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alot of e30 parts for sale including a 85 318i motor if anyones interested....Thanks [/B]
www.bmpdesign.com also sells a step by step cd rom instruction guide...it tells you all the parts you need...as far as putting the engine in, it's not to hard but the wirring ...good luck... there are a few parts tyou will need for the engine to sit right...like a m6 motor mount, 525 oil pan+pic up+dip stick tube etc etc...
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Old 11-02-2002, 11:05 AM   #5
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www.bmpdesign.com also sells a step by step cd rom instruction guide...it tells you all the parts you need...as far as putting the engine in, it's not to hard but the wirring ...good luck... there are a few parts tyou will need for the engine to sit right...like a m6 motor mount, 525 oil pan+pic up+dip stick tube etc etc...
also going with the 3.0L obdi will be a hell of alot easier..and it still pulls like a mofo
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Old 11-07-2002, 03:16 PM   #6
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I'd put in an E36 M3 motor in there if it's not an E30 M3. It's a lot faster for the $$.
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