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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 11-19-2009, 04:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Distributor to Coil pack swap??

Hey guys!

New on here so hope you guys can help me out.

I have a 1983 323i e30. We are completely rebuilding it and thinking of replacing the current distributor setup for a coil pack setup .

Any chance anyone has experience with this and can tell me if its actually possible and what i'll need?
I think the biggest thing bugging me is how will you get the Crank angle sensor to pick up a signal when the car never had one?

Any help will be greatly appreciated
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i did this conversion, made a huge power difference...

I honestly have no idea how to mate these to an M20 but i cant imagine its that difficult, im sure its been documented somewhere...i will keep my eyes peeled
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I think the biggest thing bugging me is how will you get the Crank angle sensor to pick up a signal when the car never had one?
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Well what i meant was that the current set up runs a distributor so there is no crankshaft position sensor, the disi just runs of the crankshaft.

But i have since discovered that the sytem off a holden the car we'll be getting it off runs its "toothed wheel" that the sensor uses to pick up the timing sits on and behind the harmonic balancer. so we;ll just get taht off and adapt it to this engine
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