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3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

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#1 (permalink) Old 05-19-2004, 11:00 PM
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Is it possible to throw a 318ti engine into a 318is without any other modifications? Arent the motors the exact same? Need some help, i wanted to buy a local ti motor but i wasnt sure.

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I think you'd be fine. The engine mounts are in the same place. I don't know if there are any other new connections that will need to be made though.

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should be good to go...

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IMO, its pointless

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I agree. It's not worth the price you would be paying for a little performance increase. Save the money and get a 323, 325, or 328 in the near future.

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....or mod it out with that cash, that's your best bet.

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possibly because of a blown engine or lower miles or somthing along those lines...

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True, but if you're only going for the performance increase, NO.

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whats the diff between the regualr 318i motor and the Ti motor?
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whats the diff between the regualr 318i motor and the Ti motor?
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its either the m42 or m44

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I agree. It's not worth the price you would be paying for a little performance increase. Save the money and get a 323, 325, or 328 in the near future.
Then what's with his coment about performance increase??
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general preclusion about swaps? Most are done for power increase, thereby making it logical to reccomend against it.


Anyway, what happened to the old motor? Since it is obviously damaged to the point of needing removal, why not bore out the blown one and have it rebuilt better?

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Originally posted by thekid+May 20 2004, 12:38 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (thekid @ May 20 2004, 12:38 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
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I agree. It's not worth the price you would be paying for a little performance increase. Save the money and get a 323, 325, or 328 in the near future.
Then what's with his coment about performance increase?? [/b]

I was saying its not worth the increase you would expect, if any. That's why there's no point for the swap.

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general preclusion about swaps? Most are done for power increase, thereby making it logical to reccomend against it.[/quote]
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