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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 02-03-2010, 04:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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m10 carbs/cam v.s stk m42

have an e21 320i have a 38/38down drft.want to put on 40sidedrfts/with cam. my boy is pushing to a m42.Seems like alot of wk for 25bhp.Was going to do a3.5 m30. But i autocross and that wld put out of my class plus nose heavy.
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It's 35hp/25 lb.ft ... you're probably going to spend more time and money tinkering with the sidedrafts than you will to put a m42 in, but then again, you might be able to get that power from the carbs and cam and that would be a lot more exciting than a stock m42 ...
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thanks,thats what i was thinking. I hear so much crap about the m42 will drop right in. that is just wrong ,it is a lot of wk. I need the intakemald and cam cost$490. m42 will cost all said an done$1600 & change.
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