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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 04-02-2005, 09:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im wondering would it be posible and smart to swap the stock 325 engine for an m3 engine?
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The short answer is yes. I plan on doing it soon. Of course, this must be a 6 cyl. M3 engine. The 4 cyl. M3 engine only belongs in the E30 M3, or a 2002. My opinion. Check out these websites.

www.theeurodepot.com
www.akgmotorsport.com
www.e30m50.com
www.r3vlimited.com (the forum has a pretty extensive subforum about it)

I plan on buying a Euro M3 engine, and putting it in
<---- the "Turtle", this fall/winter. It's pretty much plug and play. (no extensive fabrication required, except for a custom exhaust.)
good luck.
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yeah, but you might also want to pick up a LSD if you don't already have one, to make use of that awesome power! And maybe a set of some big street slicks!
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