Ok. Guys. m42b18 engine is kinda pissing me off. I want more. There's hardly crap out there to do to it. Yeah, I can get a chip, and so on and so forth, but unless you guys know where to get stuff for this engine performance wise, I'm looking at a swap. Dump the 4cyl and go for the more common I6.
I was thinking maybe m50b25 or maybe an s50 but that's pretty expensive. BMW Parts used and rebuilt bmw auto parts
has a '95 m3 engine, tranny, and cluster for about 3.8 k.
I wouldn't mind not having the M3 engine and just building up the 325i set up but where do I find a reasonably priced m50, tranny, ecu, harness, and cluster?
Would I need a new diff and drive shaft too?
I'm sure bavarian auto recycling has all the stuff, just haven't been able to get ahold of them the past few days and ebay and craigslist have officially disappointed me.
I'll keep you guys updated and hook it up with links and what not.