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does anyone know if its possible to put an e36 engine into a 318is body? would you need to replace the transmission as well?
 

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this is pretty much an overplayed topic but yes you can drop an M3 engine into the 318 and yes you should most definately change the tranny as well. you have to change all wiring, ECU, mounts, etc etc oh ya you also have to change the suspension.
 

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Originally posted by cardio@Oct 7 2003, 06:08 PM
15 million dollars
Sounds a little expensive to me. :thud
 

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Yes. You would need to replace everything from the nose on back that has anything to do with the engine. You're 318 has a 4 cylinder engine in it, the M is a 6 cylinder.
 

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e36 is the chassis number, not the engine. It is possible to put an S52 (m3) engine into a 318 and replace the M42 engine the car came with.

Along with the conversion you will need a new differential, transsmission, driveshaft, engine, ECU, exhaust, intake, and various other little things. Total cost is in the 8-15K range depending on installation
 

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what about replacing a 4 with a 8 cylinder, i read somewhere that it would fit into a e36 chassis, right wrong? if so, you could put a 540 engine in w/a 6 spd tranny- that would be some shit
 

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You can do ANYTHING !!!! Question is do you have the MONEY$$$$$ yes all is possible...anyways...I have 99' OEM M3 muffler for sale...$150.00...
 

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Originally posted by ehlpitel@Oct 8 2003, 08:02 AM
what about replacing a 4 with a 8 cylinder, i read somewhere that it would fit into a e36 chassis, right wrong? if so, you could put a 540 engine in w/a 6 spd tranny- that would be some shit
people put the s62(e39 m5 engine) into a e36 chassi. and it cost them about 15-20k for the engine alone. and about 20k to install it.
 

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Originally posted by e36_332i_s52+Oct 9 2003, 05:23 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (e36_332i_s52 @ Oct 9 2003, 05:23 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-ehlpitel@Oct 8 2003, 08:02 AM
what about replacing a 4 with a 8 cylinder, i read somewhere that it would fit into a e36 chassis, right wrong? if so, you could put a 540 engine in w/a 6 spd tranny- that would be some shit
people put the s62(e39 m5 engine) into a e36 chassi. and it cost them about 15-20k for the engine alone. and about 20k to install it. [/b][/quote]
wow such a wonderful swap...money just falls out of my ass Imma do that swap soon......... :rolleyes:
 

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Originally posted by Eggrolled211+Oct 9 2003, 04:47 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Eggrolled211 @ Oct 9 2003, 04:47 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by [email protected] 9 2003, 05:23 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-ehlpitel
@Oct 8 2003, 08:02 AM
what about replacing a 4 with a 8 cylinder, i read somewhere that it would fit into a e36 chassis, right wrong? if so, you could put a 540 engine in w/a 6 spd tranny- that would be some shit

people put the s62(e39 m5 engine) into a e36 chassi. and it cost them about 15-20k for the engine alone. and about 20k to install it.
wow such a wonderful swap...money just falls out of my ass Imma do that swap soon......... :rolleyes: [/b][/quote]
so ur better off going from the m42 to s52. it will be cheaper and easier to work around in the engine bay
 

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Originally posted by Eggrolled211+Oct 9 2003, 05:47 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Eggrolled211 @ Oct 9 2003, 05:47 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by [email protected] 9 2003, 05:23 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-ehlpitel
@Oct 8 2003, 08:02 AM
what about replacing a 4 with a 8 cylinder, i read somewhere that it would fit into a e36 chassis, right wrong? if so, you could put a 540 engine in w/a 6 spd tranny- that would be some shit

people put the s62(e39 m5 engine) into a e36 chassi. and it cost them about 15-20k for the engine alone. and about 20k to install it.
wow such a wonderful swap...money just falls out of my ass Imma do that swap soon......... :rolleyes: [/b][/quote]
i wish money fell out of my ass. i'd have to wear depends though....that would suck. :lol:
 

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Originally posted by ehlpitel@Oct 10 2003, 11:11 AM
if anyone has any INDEPTH info on an m42 to m52 engine swap, i would greatly appreciate it
a m52? thats a non M series engine
 

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Originally posted by ehlpitel@Oct 11 2003, 12:19 AM
im almost positive an m52 is a e36 m3 '95 engine, correct me if im wrong
a m52 is a non M engine, the S50 is the 95 m3 engine, the S52 is the 96-99 m3 engine, the S54 is the e46 m3 engine, the S62 is the e39 m5 engine, the S14 is the e30 m3 engine, just to name a few, the 92-95 325i has a m50 engine
 

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Originally posted by ehlpitel@Oct 11 2003, 10:13 AM
so am i wrong?
sorry to say it, yes u are :idea2 :gulp
 
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