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.
The guy that I bought my 325e from has 4 e30's. He just happens to have 2 motors available as he will be parting out a couple of his cars.
I am seriously considering ceasing any and all motor work on my car for one of two reasons.
1: A fairly low mile (rebuilt) M20B27
2: A well running and good shape M20B25 out of an "is"
He will sell me the motor(M20B25) and all associated electronics, etc... for about $400 Canadian, then it would need to be swapped(not something I am prepared, or willing to do on my own as I don't have the experience doing an actual swap).
Any input from my fellow 'Werkzers would be welcome!
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Oh so you have an eta motor? Get a motor like the M50 that's in my 325, but instead get the e34 525 one so that you dont need to source an oil pan.
x2 M50 is the way to go...
BTW we have loaded emissions testing here in california too...doesnt stop us from doing motor swaps...just have to get it CARB(California Air Resources Board) approved through BAR(Bureau of Automotive Reclamation [i think thats what it stands for, not 100% sure]) But then the car ultimately becomes smogged as the car the engine is from, so it has to have all the emissions equipment of the car it came from too, thus OBDII swaps are SO rare in california...wayyyyyyyy too much work...
__________________ Kyle Sutherland
1995 BMW 540i/6: The Calypso Beast Vid 0-70ish 1987 BMW 325es: Face & Butt Lifted/M50tu Swapped*Sold* 1985 VW Scirocco: Too many mods, money pit*Sold* E34 Plate Filler Wanted!
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