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Old 01-13-2005, 11:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tried searching but did'nt come up with anything... Can I install a 98 M44 engine in a 95 ODB1 M42 car and use the ODB1 harness/ecu/ect..? I have a 95 318ti (5spd) with a blown engine and I also have a wrecked 98 318ti (auto) with good low mileage running gear. Just wondering the best way to approach the swap. Thanks!
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Tried searching but did'nt come up with anything... Can I install a 98 M44 engine in a 95 ODB1 M42 car and use the ODB1 harness/ecu/ect..? I have a 95 318ti (5spd) with a blown engine and I also have a wrecked 98 318ti (auto) with good low mileage running gear. Just wondering the best way to approach the swap. Thanks!
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Everything is pretty much the same except for the ignition coil, the block and the MAF. The block may actually be the same as well, but it probably just has a larger bore size. I'm not sure if you can just swap the MAF to AFM then just use the OBD 1 computer. Remember that the M44 is 1.9L whereas the M42 is 1.8L. You may need some custom tuning to resolve this issue. I would just swap the blocks and then use all the original undamaged M42 parts with the M44 block. Things should work out nicely.
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