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Old 03-18-2006, 04:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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can a e46 m3 engine and trans fit a 85 325e

can a 2002 BMW E46 M3 3.2 Engine and Gearbox fit in a 1985 325e. if so how much work will it take?
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i wouldn't count on it working..especially in an E30. it could work, but there are way too many electronics and things that need to be isntalled, it would take a very skilled mechanic to do so..and a lot a lot of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
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It's really not that bad. However, the EWS stuff and other electonic gadgets will take some wizardry. It can be done, I'm sure. I would stick with the E36 era engines though. That's just me. I'm going to go with a '95 M3 (OBD I) engine so that I won't have to deal with the extra electronics.
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