View Full Version : Just had an offer

08-10-2005, 03:02 PM
had an offer for a 2001 330ci engine and tranny. My boy is doing me a favour and selling it to me for 3500. I think this is a sweet deal, but it is no m3 engine however.
What can i do to this engine to push it even further?

Justin e36
08-10-2005, 03:37 PM
330ci engine will push darn close to an e36 m3. but retrofitting the e46 harness into an e36 is a pain in the ass.

08-10-2005, 07:00 PM
a pain in the ass that i surfully will not endure

08-10-2005, 08:58 PM
id totaly do it, with out even thinking. more power, newer engine, newer technology etc... if u want to make it faster/more power there are plenty of simple things, chip, intake, supercharge etc... depends on your goals if u want alot of power or just a lil more

08-10-2005, 10:00 PM
E36 M3 motor would probably cost less in the end (the labour to get an M54 running in an E36 shell isn't light).

And then once you start thinking about an S52 swap, selling your car and buying an M3 makes a lot more sense.