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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 02-19-2005, 04:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have access to a 318is engine and want to drop it in my 320i chassis. Anyone done it?
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I have access to a 318is engine and want to drop it in my 320i chassis. Anyone done it?
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why are you going to a smaller displacement is the 2 liter guttless? how many k does the 1.8 haev on her?
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I have access to a 318is engine and want to drop it in my 320i chassis. Anyone done it?
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why are you going to a smaller displacement is the 2 liter guttless? how many k does the 1.8 haev on her?
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ah see the 320i (83) has a 1.8 litre, the 318 1.8 puts out about 50 - 60 more horse from what I have read. The 320 engine is 101 Bhp and a little weak. I want to drop in some power to go with the handling
Ks I am not sure about.
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I'm guessing you are talking about the M42 engine that came in the late production E30's. If so, yes, that engine can but put into the E21's. I've heard of a few people doing this. You might want to ask arround on different boards to get all the info you can. bimmerforums.com has a decent sized E21 section with a lot of knowledgeable people.
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I'm guessing you are talking about the M42 engine that came in the late production E30's. If so, yes, that engine can but put into the E21's. I've heard of a few people doing this. You might want to ask arround on different boards to get all the info you can. bimmerforums.com has a decent sized E21 section with a lot of knowledgeable people.
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and its dual over-head cams, big improvment over the 320 engine, go for it dude!
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