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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 03-08-2010, 08:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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M44 swap into e30

hey guys, im doing my first engine swap in a couple days, any advice would be really appreciated. I'm swapping a m44 motor into a e30 chassis/body. I was told that I could use the m44 block combined with the m42 engine externals (underive pully, alternator etc.). Anyone have any experience doing this? Also what parts should I have in order to do this swap, I figure some things should be fixed due to regular maintainance, so is there anything that I should change while I have the engine and drivetrain out? I'm thinking I should definantly put in a new clutch and pressure plate
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Why don't you put an m50 into it instead?
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im not doing a m50 cause I dont have an m50 I have a running m44 and a seized m42. Im gonna pull the m42 and see if i can rebuild it to have a tun of hp and after cleaning and resealing the m44 will become my dailey driver
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