View Full Version : 318 - M3 swap

07-05-2003, 08:00 AM
I wanna sell my currant car and buy an 85-89 318 and find a smashed M3 E30 or E36 and do an engine swap. I know its possable i just need to know where do find a wrecked M3 and a cheap cheap 318. This thing will be badass*uzi*

07-07-2003, 01:55 AM
There's an early eighties e30 in Commerce, GA at Goldmine car sales. They are only asking $950 for it, You could probably get it for $600. I don't know anything about it, I just drove by one day and they were closed. All I know is its grey and a two door. But being in Minnesota it might not be a good deal.

You should check out some local auto-auction, I see e30s go at the GA/Carolina auction for less than $1000 all the time.

07-08-2003, 09:27 PM
OK if i was you i would get a 318is and use an e30 M3 engine! Then you ll have a 320iS as BMW sold them in the italian market!I bet there not many of those in America. check this link:

Boris The Blade
07-12-2003, 02:23 AM
what would something like that cost. I too have an 84 318i and want to do an engine swap. Is it a big pain in the ass or would it just drop right in? $$How much can it run me$$ would I need to replace a trans too? If mods are needed, does anyone have a complete list of mods needed to be done to complete this swap...

Please reply with info thanx.... :)

07-12-2003, 08:13 PM
yeah and I want 3 ferrari's, an McLaren F1, Corvette Z06 and an Pagani Zonda Roadster on my driveway:moon:

07-13-2003, 09:25 AM
Ok assuming you can get an S14 inluding all ancillaries and gearbox and ECU it should be a piece of piss to get it all in! Remember that the 320is as i said was a BMW original and it used an 2L version of the engine! As for engine there was one on ebay for sale and the guy was willing to ship in the US. By the way my friend has had the conversuon done and is well happy about it! Personally i would buy a diff as well and get some bigger brakes as well!

07-13-2003, 09:44 AM
This guy can get you an engine and everything and he knows about the conversion! I think he drives an E30 Touring with the S14 fitted! Just email him he is really helpfull!