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Jon@Bimmersport
06-25-2010, 11:32 AM
Congrats to Justin, i think you are one of the first around to have this completed.

Justin's car originated at Bimmersport with the previous owner, we got the E30 318is ready for a motor upgrade. The owner felt the M42 engine lacked power and was overall, a poor motor for his liking. He decided to upgrade to the M50 engine in search to cure his itch for power. However, the vehicle was soon let go of and passed on. The new owner, now in the same boat as the original was pondering the ideas of a more powerful engine. The idea of a euro engine swap was in the air and the S50B32 was then decided.

Making this engine fit was no real issue, however we had a little stump with the ECU. However, the Bimmersport and AA team were able to solve this ECU issue quickly and finished the car on time to the owner.

Here are some pics:

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f171/jonnyblaze_187/photo7.jpg
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http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f171/jonnyblaze_187/photo8.jpg
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greekthang
06-25-2010, 01:46 PM
Your write up was Scrumptious Jon. The motor swap is Scrumptious !!!!!!

All in all a very Scrumptious Swap and Scrumptious Intall from a very Scrumptious Shop !!!

Take care Jon

Signed

Mr. Scrumptious

propr'one
06-25-2010, 02:38 PM
^^hahaha

this thing must be completely mental.

MisTAmaN
06-30-2010, 10:31 AM
how much did that range around roughly if i dont mind asking?
would you use the same parts in the euro s50 swap as to the us s50/s52 swap ?

mirek
06-30-2010, 05:31 PM
Looks good, why not clean the engine bay before dropping the motor in?

E30M42cab
06-30-2010, 07:06 PM
Looks good, why not clean the engine bay before dropping the motor in?

My thoughts exactly.

Mpellizze30
06-30-2010, 07:14 PM
looking good hows it running? are the brakes sufficient with the geo metro master cylinder?

MGYVER
06-30-2010, 10:17 PM
Hey Jon,
How come you didn't take any pics of my engine install ?? :)

cracked out
07-01-2010, 06:40 PM
Hey guys, I'm justin the owner of this monster .

It's not cheap! I'll tell you that. Better have 10g's laying around. Lol
Nope. The only things I had to change was, oil pan , break booster,
headers, and an all aluminum rad.

how much did that range around roughly if i dont mind asking?
would you use the same parts in the euro s50 swap as to the us s50/s52 swap ?

cracked out
07-01-2010, 06:44 PM
2 reasons why : 1 - because I'm going to paint it in time , and do
Motor work .
2 - no one can see down there lol

Looks good, why not clean the engine bay before dropping the motor in?

cracked out
07-01-2010, 10:56 PM
it's running nice and hard. Sucks on the hwy tho. The 3.25 LSD
isn't cutting it. So I'm looking for a 2.91 LSD.
As for the breaks, they suck ! I can't stop, do to the fact I'm still
running stock e30 breaks.

looking good hows it running? are the brakes sufficient with the geo metro master cylinder?

Mpellizze30
07-02-2010, 07:17 PM
Im next inline and i think your problem is your master I went the with the tilon setup suppose to b awesome and ill let you know how it works out and i have the 2.91 es diff ill meet up with you when im done and weel compare

Mpellizze30
07-02-2010, 07:29 PM
hey just noticed the aluminum rad how come you had to do that i havent been told about that yet? how much?

e30_kid89
07-03-2010, 09:00 AM
it's running nice and hard. Sucks on the hwy tho. The 3.25 LSD
isn't cutting it. So I'm looking for a 2.91 LSD.
As for the breaks, they suck ! I can't stop, do to the fact I'm still
running stock e30 breaks.

Sell me teh 3.25LSD!

hosty
07-05-2010, 08:00 AM
Can we get an in-car video :D

cracked out
07-05-2010, 10:01 AM
ya sure no problem, wen ever u want give me a shout. Well I had to change my break booster cuz it wouldn't clear the motor. I don't man, i don't think you can run
stock e30 breaks , it's to much power..

You wouldn't to any one selling 3.91 LSD ?

I went with the all aluminum rad because, I had 1 to many over heating problems in the pass.. If u want to b safe go all aluminum because the
plastic won Handel the heat.

By any chance is your name Mike ?

Im next inline and i think your problem is your master I went the with the tilon setup suppose to b awesome and ill let you know how it works out and i have the 2.91 es diff ill meet up with you when im done and weel compare

cracked out
07-05-2010, 10:14 AM
my friend I'd be REALY ****ING HAPPY to sell it to you lol
this diff has done nothing but suck gas..
202km to a full tank of gas *thmbsdwn*

BUT , you have to find me a 2.91 LSD

Sell me teh 3.25LSD!

cracked out
07-05-2010, 10:35 AM
Ya sure I'll try to get 1.. Ur going to laugh after you see how rediculously
short my gears are lol

Can we get an in-car video :D

MGYVER
09-27-2010, 09:46 PM
I have a 2.93LSD if you want one.

richie_s999
10-01-2010, 06:53 AM
Plently of people running stock sized brakes with m50/s50 series motors

try slotted rotors, and better pads. Braking is affected by weight not power, if your car weight is the same it's gonna stop in the same amount of feet regardless of power.

200 km on a tank??? That sounds like either tunning or lead foot !!

Jon@Bimmersport
10-01-2010, 09:22 AM
Plently of people running stock sized brakes with m50/s50 series motors

try slotted rotors, and better pads. Braking is affected by weight not power, if your car weight is the same it's gonna stop in the same amount of feet regardless of power.

200 km on a tank??? That sounds like either tunning or lead foot !!

The owner has a lead foot...its like perma-WOT..

Justin, your braking isn't good because you have no pad life left you know that..lol. Try what Richie said as he is right, however with your drivng style a BBK would compliment..although your new found stopping power will def need tires with tread. Once you set it up properly its going to be a beast to drive (straight or sideways ;) )

InfiniteDice
10-01-2010, 09:53 AM
Add velocity to that equation. Stopping from 80kph in a 2400lb car will be the same regardless of how much power the engine has.

I've had 5 people in my car and it affects braking a little.

The problem here is he's trying to stop from 120, not 80 - within the same stopping distance. At that point you slow down, or get bigger brakes.

I suggest slowing down, and leaving more time to break. If you get nailed for something at that speed lets just say insurance isn't cheap and trees don't move for cars.

:)

BmW1819
10-02-2010, 11:05 AM
great work guys that's gotta be a hell of swap :) that's one fast E30 . after driving my m3 as a DD than going into my e30 for a Sunday drive the brakes make me nervous compared to the m3 brakes