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#1 (permalink) Old 06-23-2003, 02:50 AM
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is it possible...any helpful tips!?
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is it possible...any helpful tips!?
yes, it is VERY possible.....i dont have any info, but i know itll fit!
 
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yes you can stick a m3 engine in a 318is. and u can also stick a m3 engine in a e30 325i/is/e if you want. you shouldnt have to do much modding. but you need a m3 tranny, drive shaft, and differntal. and the new s54(e46 m3) engine will not fit into e36 chassies.

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actually the s54 probably could fit...anything could be done if you have enough money

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actually the s54 probably could fit...anything could be done if you have enough money
no many people from dtmpower.net have tried and were unsuccessful

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actually the s54 probably could fit...anything could be done if you have enough money
With enough money can you put a McLaren F1 engine into an e36????

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Lots of them have been done
http://www.terrysaytherauto.com/E30-S52Conversion.htm
This one is an S52 in an E30. My E30 to be exact Terry will get you all squared away, tell him Kirk sent you.
You can also try AutoSolutions in NJ if you're in the North East
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Hate to be a downer, but if I have to ask how much it will cost I probably don't want to know. . . . .

So how much (roughly) to turn my e30 325i into an e30 M3?

Plus how much sense could it make to put an M3 engine in 96 328is, put the the 328is engine in 89 325i. All dreams. Warm fuzzy dreams.

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Now I've got 89 325i and 96 328is both jet black two doors with 3 pedals.

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Which M3 engine were you referring to in specific?

Anything can be done with enough time and money... :P

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This is something I have seen many times. Where I live in Tampa, FL there are a few. Jared, a friend of mine has a white 318 TI with a E36 M3 motor and a nice T66 turbo. There's also another guy we know with an E30 with an E36 M3 motor.

All it takes is time and money..

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Hey people, I'm new here, and I was looking to put an M3 e36 engine into a 318is
a friend of mine said it'd be too much trouble, that I'd have to replace my whole dashboard (wtf?), steering wheel (into an m3 one) and many electrical things

is this true? I know electronics and engine go hand in hand, but to replace the dashboard? that sounds odd just to put an engine that fits the chassis
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Hey people, I'm new here, and I was looking to put an M3 e36 engine into a 318is
a friend of mine said it'd be too much trouble, that I'd have to replace my whole dashboard (wtf?), steering wheel (into an m3 one) and many electrical things

is this true? I know electronics and engine go hand in hand, but to replace the dashboard? that sounds odd just to put an engine that fits the chassis
Naw. The motor will physically fit without much fuss. You would need to run a 320i brake booster though to clear the motor.

The main reason people have been unsuccessful doing an S54 swap is because the S54's engine electronics are very fussy and it would be extremely hard getting the motor and chassis to cooperate.

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i believe he's talking about an S50/52 rather than an S54

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