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Old 04-12-2009, 03:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i own a 316 compact, the only problem with the car is there is no power. i have been offered a 318is car for 300 it needs rear brake pipes and a little weld and it will go through its mot. i dnt know if i should do the car up and sell it and make a tidy profit, or go for putting the engine into my compact. and putting the 1.6 engine into the other car. is it worth it for the power i would be getting? what would you lads do? all work would be done by myself so i would'nt have to pay for labour any1 help

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Old 04-13-2009, 07:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Fella!!

I can't see there being much of a power difference between the two motors.

If the compact motor is a 16 valve jobbie and the 318 is the M43 SOHC I really don't think it's worth the effort of taking the motors out.

Just do it up and flog it for what you can get.

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its the 8 valve in the compact, but i think your right am just gonna do it up and sell it cheers
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What about dropping a cossie motor in it. That would be cool. I have always fancied shoehorning a small block Ford or a 4.6 Mod Motor into my E36 when the M43 bites the dust.

Would love a sticker on the boot lid that reads "Powered by Ford"

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