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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 05-09-2004, 10:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just recently aquired a '84 318i from a bmw enthusist. He currently has no time for the 318 so I baught it off of him for 500 bucks. I recently restored a 88 325i for a customer and fell in love with Bmws. So this, by far, was a good move. I was just wondering who here runs off the m10 engine and why? I would just like to know what people feel about the m10 and is it worth keeping or swapping.

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It all depends on what your needs and wants are.

Are you looking for something fast, or are you looking to get good gas mileage?
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Something fast....moneys not a proboem nor is fabrication prosess or any shop work for that matter. Id like to keep the m10 and change the head and run a forced air setup on it.

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If you want something fast and money is not a problem, then you should consider an s52 (3.2L) motor swap with s50 (obd1) management.
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Is there a reason why? I was thinking about using Korman to build my engine out since they are less than 5 minutes away. Plus I tend to go the hard route on my cars and make things out of nothing. Im just curious as to why I'd go with the s52.

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