View Full Version : whats it worth??? E36 drivetrains??

01-10-2010, 08:59 AM
Hi, fellas I am new to BMW's. I have been wanting to do a 5.0HO swap into a E36 for sometime. I have pretty much exhausted all my resources, in my search for a cheap E36 with in regards to one that needs some $$$(engine/trans problems) that someone does not want to fix. Allowing me to just pull the old drivetrain and slide in the Mustang stuff. So now I have moved my search to a running E36. I have found one 92-93 318i, with a good running motor and manual trans. My question what is the drivetrain worth complete with ECU and wiring harness? I am looking to recoupe some money back and knowing what this stuff sells for will tell me what I will pay for the car I have my eye on. One last question are different engine/ trans combos in E36's more in demand than others?.........thanks in advance :cool:

01-11-2010, 12:22 AM
i wouldnt think the 4 banger is in high demand, to be honest id be after a 325 or 328, but the higher cost may not make it worth it, have you pm'd euroguy and eurostyle? both supporting vendors. lots of stuff

01-11-2010, 01:00 AM
The drivetrains from 325s/328s (especially the OBD II cars) aren't going to be worth that much on their own, but as complete cars 325/8s demand a much higher cost of admission, so you won't recoup much of your money.

stick w/ the 318s, as complete cars they aren't worth too much, and if no one needs an extra m44, you'll get almost as much for it as you would an m50.

01-11-2010, 01:07 AM
I have 325 shell (w/rust) you can have for free 2 weeks from now

01-13-2010, 09:33 PM
still looking..........

01-14-2010, 01:06 AM
saw one today! was about to message you with ad but it turned out to be an e30. im still looking around . try local yards/

01-14-2010, 06:44 AM
I would take an e30, would have to be a 2dr tho..............

01-14-2010, 11:50 AM
ill look for the ad again, it was a 318 on here e30