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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 02-17-2005, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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as many of you know the bmw 325es came with the 2.7 liter only pushing a little over 120 ponies. however, the cousin, the 2.5 liter which cam in the 325i has a little over 170 ponies. i've read that swapping these two is a direct drop however, i'm wondering what kind of ecu as well as re-wiring is involved.

i also read that with the 2.7 liter, i can swap the head out with i dont remember which head but its suppose to up the horsepower to about 160. anybody know more about this?
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yes it is a direct drop, and you would need the wiring harnes and ecu out of the "i" car. You can put an "i" head on an "e" motor and it does give it some more kick
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