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#1 (permalink) Old 10-24-2009, 02:46 PM
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engine swap question

i was wondering will an engine from a 84 e30 318 fit in a 83 e21 320i

would appreciate the help
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AFAIK it should fit, but I don't know if the engine mounts would be right.

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well i was jk askn cuz my engine is messed up andi can get a good deal for one off an 84 but idk ill just have to give it a try and see wat happends
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The engine itself will fit, you'll just have to fabricate the engine mounts to fit



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i got a 96 328i 52b28 motor and a 03 z4 2.5i m54 motor i was woundering if i could use the allumin block of the 2.5 with all the internals of the 2.8 and use the 2.8 head and wiring to make an all alumin m52b28? will that work
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