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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 12-14-2010, 08:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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85 318i engine swap?

My m10b18 is on its las leg, and i was wondering if i should rebuild the motor itself or swap in a m42?

if ithe engine is even worth rebuilding id like to get maybe increase the stroke on it. are there any oem internals from other models interchangeable into an m10? like a camshaft and connecting rods?
how hard would it be to stroke?
id eventually like to turbo it
im on a tight budget so id like to keep it all the parts stock from other cars to fit
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Old 12-26-2010, 02:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Can't say anything about rebuilding m10, becouse i just kicked it out of the car and swaped other engine.
M40 fits and works, but you need to change a lot as m10 is carburetor and m40 is injection. So you need fuel pump in the back, also aditional fuel rail, all wiring and so on. Would be best to get crashed e30 with m40 and swap everything
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