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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 01-26-2004, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to swap a 198? 325ie engine in to a 1987 325i conv. I was wondering if the swap would work, and if so what would i need to do for the engine swap to work. I blew the orignal motor up and desperately need my car running again. Any help will be greatly appreacitated.
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are you swapping a 'i' engine or an 'e' engine? theres no 325ie, unless you mean you have a stroked 2.7i engine. as long as its a engine out of a 325i/is/iC from 87 or newer there shouldnt be any problems. if it is from a 86 or older it wont work becuase it wouldnt be an 'i' engine. I dont think it would be worth it to use a 2.7 eta engine becuase it would be quite a downgrade
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it would be a huge downgrade
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NOt really unless u going for mad torque, if he going through all that trouble just go E to i heads etc etc
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