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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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#1 (permalink) Old 02-19-2005, 03:15 PM
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Hi everyone...i'm a newbie to the site and also i'm not experienced in bmw so i just bought a 1989 e30 316i and i want to swap a 325.......i could get the engine and get everything but i need to know what will i be changing so that the car would be able to handle the swap and thnx for your help in advance.........
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engine, tranny, driveshaft, differential would be helpful, linkage and all those typ eof things, Radiator most lilkely(alluminum is best), and hoses and pretty much everything in the engine bay that would be run by the engine

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intake manifold and exhaust too.

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i think he knows he needs all of that spiff. im pretty sure he was just tryin to find out what problems he might run in to
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oh my bad, i guess i read it incorrectly.

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well ofcoarse i wouldn't go into a swap and not know what to do but yes i was sort of checking my list of stuff that i would be getting or changing and also see what are the main problems that are faced in this kind of swap.......but anyway thnx for your help guys and about the differential are there certain brands or types i should look for?????
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you need a 4:10 lsd out of an "is", but the one thats already in the car should work, you will need a drive shaft though
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