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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 05-02-2004, 12:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1991 318i and it has some power...but i would like to beef it up some. Now i heard that your could swap the e46 Engine( i think thats what i got) from my "91" with a S14 M3 engine. My dads friend has one laying around and i was just wondering if it was possible to swap the two, and if the boltings would work and all that good stuff.

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Old 05-02-2004, 01:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The e46 model year is 2000+. I've not heard of such a swap. Zionsville Autosport performed an engine swap for my e36, and they may be able to provide you with the info you need.

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The e46 model year is 2000+. I've not heard of such a swap. Zionsville Autosport performed an engine swap for my e36, and they may be able to provide you with the info you need.

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dude...e30 not e36 or e46...but yes its possible...easier then a 6 cyc trans.
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Old 05-02-2004, 01:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks...yea im bad with names...I meant to say M42 for the Engine...sorry bout that, but thanks for the info
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