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is it possible and how much do ya think?

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anything is possibl with enough money...

well an m3 swap is like 10+ grand so it will prolly be more than that.

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If the engine mounts are the same, and it's roughly the same size (isn't the e34 the straight 6 like 3.8L?) it probably wouldn't be to hard to get the engine in. BUT the other parts would kill you, like computer, tranny, differentials, suspension. Swaps are hard to gauge costs on, cause lots of stuff can and will go wrong. Especially with such a custom job.

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Poo... If you get the engine and dont put it in the car because it's too expensive, send it to me, I'm building a go-kart and I need an engine....
(yes a go kart like the 10 hp pieces of crap I'm sure everyone's familiar with.)


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Sure it is possible to do, but it's a hell of a job! When you DIY it takes some time, but you shouldn't have to pay for the labour, which are generally the highest costs.

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