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.
its the M50 tranny, the M50 sits at a different "tilt" or "angle" if you will the M20 tranny wont work unless you make a custom tranny brace when its mated to the M50, but with the E21 trans mounts the M50 tranny bolts to the M20 tranny brace
Not to mention the M50 tranny is 1,000,000x better than the POS M20 tranny
Dude, I can't wait to do this. As soon as my wife graduates, and I get promoted in March....
S50 here we come!!
How much for your swap?
Not really sure what the final total on the swap was but after I sold some stuff off of the E36 I got the engine and trans from the engine and trans only cost me about $75 For the rest of the parts I probably spent around $2500, new clutch, new flywheel, intake reseal, trans reseal, under drive pulleys, harness adapter, control arm mounts, new O2 sensor, new spark plugs, CARB legal cold air intake, new valve cover gasket, rear main seal, ect.
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