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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 12-11-2005, 12:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1985 318i M42 conversion

I'm sure there are posts on this, but I can't find them.

Okay, what all would I have to do to swap an M42 into my 1985 318i. I have a guy who is selling one cheap in my area with motor, ecu, and 5-speed. What all else will I NEED (driveshaft, etc)? I also have a rearend that is supposedly from a 325, it has an 8 bolt rear and 3.73s. Will this work without swapping driveshafts?
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get an m20 then super it, i have an m42 and i want more power even...but it is a peppy engine

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