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jeremy
07-19-2004, 08:32 PM
like it says....what changes are needed to fit an s50 motor into a 318ti ? say the motor is from a 1995 m3 and the 318ti is a 95 also...is it pretty much a straight drop in ? would you be able to take an s50 that has all the appropriate changes to fit into an e30 and drop it into the 318ti ? any insight would be grrreat :)

thanks *th-up*

Lennon
07-19-2004, 08:33 PM
Sorry I have no answers... Jeremy. What ARE you doing? Do I smell a new project?

I call dibs on your car!

jeremy
07-19-2004, 08:34 PM
ok....i have a "friend" who is thinking of buying a 318ti and dropping his s50 in it....

Lennon
07-19-2004, 08:39 PM
Riiiiiiiiight. Gotcha. *th-up*

NickP
07-19-2004, 10:14 PM
If you have an e34 oil pan you'll need to switch back

jeremy
07-20-2004, 08:00 AM
Originally posted by NickP
If you have an e34 oil pan you'll need to switch back

poo...i sold the m3 oil pan... :(
what about motor mounts ?
i know the comp situation is fine...

M3ti Compact
07-20-2004, 09:33 AM
the 318ti is the same as the 318i sedan from the bumper to a-pillar. So anyone who has swapped out their 4-banger would be able to help you out.

NickP
07-20-2004, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by jeremy
poo...i sold the m3 oil pan... :(
what about motor mounts ?
i know the comp situation is fine...

Motor mount arms are the ones you're using now, you'll want the e36 mounts... PS I have the pan if you need it.

jeremy
07-20-2004, 02:49 PM
how much for the pan ? was the pan origanly from an m3 ?
i still have the m3 pick up and dipstick and all that shit....

BMWF1
07-22-2004, 03:04 AM
Originally posted by jeremy
how much for the pan ? was the pan origanly from an m3 ?
i still have the m3 pick up and dipstick and all that shit....

90hp ain't cuttin it anymore???

SkycityBMW
07-22-2004, 09:44 AM
Originally posted by BMWF1
90hp ain't cuttin it anymore???

LMAO . . . . *shiner*

ChahalzBMR
07-22-2004, 10:19 AM
You will have change the engine mount, power steering lines, rad, some a/c components, transmission and the read end (if u don't want to be reving high all time)
who told you the computer would be fine? You will need to change the computer too...
it's not a straight drop.

jeremy
07-22-2004, 11:10 AM
Originally posted by ChahalzBMR
You will have change the engine mount, power steering lines, rad, some a/c components, transmission and the read end (if u don't want to be reving high all time)
who told you the computer would be fine? You will need to change the computer too...
it's not a straight drop.

uh i did....why wouldnt a 95 m3 ecu and wirring harness work ??? both are obdI cars ?

jeremy
07-22-2004, 11:11 AM
Originally posted by BMWF1
90hp ain't cuttin it anymore???


what are you talking about ?? i have a s50e30....i dont own a 318ti...i was thinking of buying one and dropping my s50 in it ...:confused: