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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 07-05-2006, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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300zx tt motor in a 1985 325e

i was told the with some modification that a 300zx twin turbo motor would fit into a 1985 BMW 325e....is this true????
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With enough money, anything is possible. My favourite swap is probably the corvette engine into a 318ti.
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With enough money, anything is possible. My favourite swap is probably the corvette engine into a 318ti.
haha, +1, That guy just needs to put an LS2 in now and then supercharge it!
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idk....i just want to drop a new motor in it and run quicker then a 14
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drop a 95 M3 engine in it. Its already OBD-I so i assume it will be easier.
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how much hp am i looking at and wat is the price range im looking at?
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how much hp am i looking at and wat is the price range im looking at?
Check bimmerworld.com for decent engine prices. Add another grand or two for other stuff.
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Oh gag me, why put an unreliable chevrogay motor in a BMW? The ultimate swap would be the 760li DOHC V12 in a e30.
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im looking to either do a 300zx, 350 small block, or M3 motor swap, but i just gotta figure out which on will be easy on the wallet but will also get me my 14-13 sec 1/4 mile times

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A fresh M20 with a T-3/T-4 turbo topped of with a tuned mega-squirt injection system, good tires and good clutch, you'll be there no prob. Depending on how good of a wrench you are you can do that for around $3500. Considering you'll have about that much in a motor, adpters, fabrication, man hours and parts doing a swap, a turbo M20 may just do what you are looking for all along.
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14-13sec?

I rember reading somewhere that the stock 325i sedan in 87 would do 14.5 in the 1/4
if you want fast, use the 325i Engine(M25 i beleve?) and an M3 Rearend...
and supporting mods ofcourse but i still dont see the point of Turbocharging our cars...
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i think im gonna throw a 350 small block in there, i have a friend getting rid of an aluminum block for cheap, then starts the building
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350 chevy.... talk about ghetto-fabulous. You are going to find "throwing the 350 in" isn't all that easy. Pluss trying to find an adpter for the transmission isn't going to be cheap or easy.
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14-13sec?

I rember reading somewhere that the stock 325i sedan in 87 would do 14.5 in the 1/4
if you want fast, use the 325i Engine(M25 i beleve?) and an M3 Rearend...
and supporting mods ofcourse but i still dont see the point of Turbocharging our cars...
Here are just a few turbo e30 cars, there are many more.

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9.678 @ 147.80 MPH Saku Ritola - E30 Turbo
10.829 @ 133.96 MPH Thomas Billman - E30 M20 Turbo
10.989 @ 133.00 MPH Andreas Arthursson - E30 M50 Turbo
11.852 @ 118.25 MPH Donovan Citizen (BMW sob) - E30 Turbo
11.886 @ 113.76 MPH Jim Citizen (BimmerJim) - E30 M20 Turbo, Nitrous

Personally I think a turbo e30 under 12 sec makes its own point.
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