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Old 06-22-2006, 07:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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will a 97 328i engine fit a 94 325i (both sedans)

the 328 is manual

the 325 is auto


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Old 06-23-2006, 12:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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its should, but you would need to convert the car to OBD-II as well. Unless your dropping in an M3 engine, idk if its really worth it. the 2.8 has a little more torque and is a little faster, but I doubt its worth an engine swap... drop an M in there, or just got buy a 328.
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yeah save yourself time and money and put a couple mods on the 325 motor and it will be as strong as the 328 one.
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its should, but you would need to convert the car to OBD-II as well.

wat does this mean
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Old 06-23-2006, 08:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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wikipedia FTW

try this...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OBD-II
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its should, but you would need to convert the car to OBD-II as well.

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The engine's ECU computer, harness, sensors, additional exhaust sensors, etc..... are all different (OBDI vs. OBDII). You are looking at big bucks unless someone just gave you the 328i donor car and you can do a side-by-side parts swap. Other than that its not worth the hassle. If you want a 328, there are tons of them on the market. Or pickup a 330 or M3 and save the headaches.









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its should, but you would need to convert the car to OBD-II as well.

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dude, if you dont know what OBD-II is, idk if you should be pulling engines out...
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The engine's ECU computer, harness, sensors, additional exhaust sensors, etc..... are all different (OBDI vs. OBDII). You are looking at big bucks unless someone just gave you the 328i donor car and you can do a side-by-side parts swap. Other than that its not worth the hassle. If you want a 328, there are tons of them on the market. Or pickup a 330 or M3 and save the headaches.









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actually yea i just got a 328 whole car which is totalled except for the engine for dirt cheap, and it has 70k on the motor, my 325 has 160k so im thinking about swapping, what ya guys think? thx for the replies btw, and lol rex man im not the one doing it itll be my mechanic. If i did it it would take a decade
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and lol rex man im not the one doing it itll be my mechanic. If i did it it would take a decade
idk what i would be doing either, lol. you just may not be gainin much from the upgrade...

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while its not in a car...

hypothetical situation...keep the 328 engine out of the car and fix it up for storage. Then drive the 325 till it croaks or you break it. So when that happens you just swap the engines. By that time you have collected some additional mods. and get all the work done at once. and bam. your car has been ressurrected and it now bigger, meaner, and just plain fun. just a thought.
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the only difference between the 328 and 325 that i see is that the 328 has 1 more horsepower and 25 more pounds of torque. doesnt seem worth a swap to me. at least get an m3 engine or something if youre gonna swap.
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i'm pretty sure the guy isn't that retarded to think an extra hp or two is worth the swap, im pretty sure he wants to do it since the engine has less than half the miles of his current engine, just a thought

oh and to answer the question it'll fit

they're the same body

same engine bay

it'll "literally" fit

as far as the other stuff goes i don't know the specifics but if you're having a qualified mechanic do it, i'm sure they'll know what to do
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i'm pretty sure the guy isn't that retarded to think an extra hp or two is worth the swap, im pretty sure he wants to do it since the engine has less than half the miles of his current engine, just a thought

oh and to answer the question it'll fit

they're the same body

same engine bay

it'll "literally" fit

as far as the other stuff goes i don't know the specifics but if you're having a qualified mechanic do it, i'm sure they'll know what to do

lol thx yea u read my mind
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if your engine is working fine a swap is wasteful. 160k isnt that high for a bmw.
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70k compare to 160k is a big difference!! and 160k is a lot, depending on how well the car was taken care of.

was obdII only used on 328's?
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