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316 compact m3 conversion any help?

I want to put a m3 engine in my 316 compact m reg. i wont start until i no exactly what i need so everything will go to plan. has any1 dun this or no where i can find the info on exactly what i need to do it?? thanx
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no offense meant but where's the logic in that?

revive ur 316... and sell and then go get a regular M3

in the long run, it's less headache and heartache; and probably the more economical way to go.

Conversions these days with DME ECU/ECM brain and other electrics make today's conversion project a big bummer. It wasn't like the 60's and 70's where all u needed was the savvy to drop the biggest engine in the engine wells, and it would work somehow.
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yea definitly buy an m3... but if you really want to go through the effort of building a wicked sleeper, then go to bimmerworld.com They can sell you euro spec m3 engines (much better) and seem to have a lot of technical info to go along with it

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i dont want an m3 that the point i want a rapid compact something different from every1 else. i just need to know wat exactly i need part from the engine and ecu. so any help then message me and i DONT WANT AN M3! thanx
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A 316 is likely to need changes in the engine mounts to start with.

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you check out bimmerworld?

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I have a converted 318i/m3 that just had a new m3 engine put in with 60,000 miles and a 2 year warranty. I will consider selling it if you are interested.

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Do you have the mechanical ability? and the proper tools?

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Do you have the mechanical ability? and the proper tools?
alpine, let's add electronic savvy... 85% of the electrics/electronics will have to be converted to M3 grade as well....

$ wise. it's just not a feasible thing. buying every M3 part for every part that u need in conversion tantamounts to buying a whole M3 and ++ no matter how you look at it....
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I have a converted 318i/m3 that just had a new m3 engine put in with 60,000 miles and a 2 year warranty. I will consider selling it if you are interested.
just out of cuiousity... how much?
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yes i hav the mechanical ability and the money. i need sum1 that no's exactly what is needed i dont wnna get half way through and realise im missing summin that mite take a while to get. n sorry i dont want to buy one i want to do it to mine thanx.
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I think the bast advice of all would be spend the same amount of money on a real M3, and if you cannot afford one, you cannot afford the conversion, either, so save your money for a real M3 and suck down your pride in the meantime.

It is not possible to save the money and just convert a low model - an M3 is an M3 for a reason, and its price is set accordingly. Keep in mind it is not only a better engine; it is a stiffer and better suspension; thicker frame/body; better transmission to handle the power; I could go on, but just about everything is upgraded. No to mention the interior, such as the M3 Vader seats, and styling, such as the bumpers and trim.

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are u jus copletely stupid mate i want an advice on my engine conversion that i want to do not sum dumb twat tellin me to buy an m3. i have the money i jus DONT WANT A FUKING M3!!!!!! o ne1 else out ther with stupid comments like this bunch of twats tellin me to buy an m3 keep ur dam comments to urself coz that is not wat i was fukin askin. had enuf of all this bullshit if u cnt answer my question then dont comment.
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I told you he seemed to be an ass....

Calm down a bit I guess he cant help his ignorance....

from the list I gathered you'll need the M3 engine, Trans, wireing harness, ecu, Engine mounts assesories(Alternator, powersteering pump ect...) i think you might need the driveshaft I sugest buying a wrecked M3 (prefered a rearend collision) and pulling everyting you need because it will be all right there!

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