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Bavaria
11-25-2002, 04:25 AM
ok im kinda forgetting about droping the 3.5L
and i was wondering about the E30 M3 engine and trany!
my friend says 7 Grand for a good one!
is he mistaken or are people crazy???
Thanks Bavaria

Slowered318
11-25-2002, 04:49 AM
You want to put a 4 cylinder M3 engine in your 735? dude it won't have enough power to move your car.

How about a 718 haha you can swap with me? you'll be the olny 718 around it'll be sick!

Bavaria
11-25-2002, 04:55 AM
u think i am crazy? i mean selling the 7, and buying an e30 and look for an E30 M3!!

Harry
11-25-2002, 02:07 PM
The m50 can get u more power than the s14 e30m3 motor for much cheaper.

U can get the m50 installed for $6k, but you're looking $7k just for the m3 engine alone.

webbie
11-25-2002, 03:17 PM
Are you guys kiddin me??? :eek: I live in Norway, and i just sold a perfectly good e30 m3 engine and tranny for 1700$.

Maybe i should start exporting.. :D

ROB89M3
11-25-2002, 05:11 PM
Buy an e30 88-91,then put in an M50 with a supercharger or an S50 . DO NOT PUT AN E30 M3 ENGINE ! It belongs in an E30 M3,plus it's $$$ to maintain.

Bavaria
11-26-2002, 05:56 PM
Originally posted by ROB89M3
Buy an e30 88-91,then put in an M50 with a supercharger or an S50 . DO NOT PUT AN E30 M3 ENGINE ! It belongs in an E30 M3,plus it's $$$ to maintain.

ok!
why E30 of the 88-91 years?
why M50 engine and not the M3?

thanks bavaria :)

Jon@Bimmersport
11-26-2002, 06:21 PM
Originally posted by Bavaria


ok!
why E30 of the 88-91 years?
why M50 engine and not the M3?

thanks bavaria :)

88-91 e30's will be in better condition and have different lights n stuff than the pre 88 e30...M50 engine will be cheaper than the S50....dont put the S14(i think thats the e30 m3) engine because its high maintanance and its 4cyl, wouldnt you rather have a 6cyl s/c for almost the same price?

webbie
11-26-2002, 06:26 PM
Hi Bavaria..

When it comes to engine choice, i would go with the M50 engine and turbocharge it. It doesn't have to be very expensive if you do most of the work yourself.

If you lower the compression, buy a decent turbo and intercooler and engine management system like autronic or haltech, you'll be looking at power figures with at least 400bhp.

Bavaria
11-26-2002, 06:31 PM
Originally posted by webbie
Hi Bavaria..

When it comes to engine choice, i would go with the M50 engine and turbocharge it. It doesn't have to be very expensive if you do most of the work yourself.

If you lower the compression, buy a decent turbo and intercooler and engine management system like autronic or haltech, you'll be looking at power figures with at least 400bhp.

Thanks for the info guys.
how much would an M50 engine cost? its out of an E34 525i right?
and what do i need to change in an E30 for it to fit?
tell me more guys, im pretty seriuose about this.
Thanx a lot
Bavaria *th-up*

e30_325_s52
11-26-2002, 08:07 PM
Originally posted by Bavaria


Thanks for the info guys.
how much would an M50 engine cost? its out of an E34 525i right?
and what do i need to change in an E30 for it to fit?
tell me more guys, im pretty seriuose about this.
Thanx a lot
Bavaria *th-up* i know u could find one for lik 5 k...and if u wonderin y its more for a e30 m3 engine is becasuse there harder to find....

webbie
11-27-2002, 12:19 PM
Bavaria...

Where i live, you can get an M50 engine in good shape from about 1500-2000USD.

When it comes to the engine swap, take a look at this site.. www.e30m50.com

e30_325_s52
11-27-2002, 12:29 PM
Originally posted by webbie
Bavaria...

Where i live, you can get an M50 engine in good shape from about 1500-2000USD.

When it comes to the engine swap, take a look at this site.. www.e30m50.com

how bout a m52 engine?.do they have them there?

webbie
11-27-2002, 02:16 PM
Yep, M52's are a little more difficult to get hold of, but they're in about the same price range as an S50 engine... about 2500USD...

e30_325_s52
11-27-2002, 02:55 PM
Originally posted by webbie
Yep, M52's are a little more difficult to get hold of, but they're in about the same price range
as an S50 engine... about 2500USD...
in a couple yrs can u get me one....cuz here in the U.S. there lik 5 or 6 k (USD)

webbie
11-27-2002, 03:22 PM
Everything is possible, but i think the freight expenses to the US would be pretty high.

For about 5000 USD, you can get a euro-spec M3 3,2L (321 hp) over here.... :)

e30_325_s52
11-27-2002, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by webbie
Everything is possible, but i think the freight expenses to the US would be pretty high.

For about 5000 USD, you can get a euro-spec M3 3,2L (321 hp) over here.... :) how bout the us spec...probly not...but u said maybe

webbie
11-28-2002, 12:36 PM
Nope.. all engines over here have euro-spec..

e30_325_s52
11-28-2002, 04:47 PM
Originally posted by webbie
Nope.. all engines over here have euro-spec..

arent the euro spec harder to put in?

Jon@Bimmersport
11-28-2002, 04:48 PM
Originally posted by e30_325_s52


arent the euro spec harder to put in?

nope...as long as they are the same OBD type...it should be real easy!

e30_325_s52
11-28-2002, 04:50 PM
Originally posted by E46_lover


nope...as long as they are the same OBD type...it should be real easy!

even in a us spec car?

e30_325_s52
11-28-2002, 04:52 PM
Originally posted by webbie
Nope.. all engines over here have euro-spec..

and wha is the obd type over there?

e30_325_s52
11-28-2002, 04:57 PM
u know wha would be tite over here in canada or us...is a rhd bmw...i would want one...but i dunno how much they are to import

Jon@Bimmersport
11-28-2002, 05:04 PM
OBD is the same thing everywhere in the world...it means on board diagnostics..its engine management

e30_325_s52
11-28-2002, 05:06 PM
Originally posted by E46_lover
OBD is the same thing everywhere in the world...it means on board diagnostics..its engine management
i knew that....but some are obd I or obd II rite..thats wha im wonderin

e30_325_s52
11-28-2002, 05:10 PM
Originally posted by webbie
Everything is possible, but i think the freight expenses to the US would be pretty high.

For about 5000 USD, you can get a euro-spec M3 3,2L (321 hp) over here.... :)

were u talkin bout a m3 3.2l wit 321 hp...lik e46 or e36?

webbie
11-28-2002, 05:20 PM
It's from the E36....

e30_325_s52
11-28-2002, 05:30 PM
Originally posted by webbie
It's from the E36....

i thought the e36 bmw has 240hp...

Jon@Bimmersport
11-28-2002, 05:35 PM
Originally posted by e30_325_s52


i thought the e36 bmw has 240hp...

thats use spec...theres the 3.0L 280hp, 3.2 280HP and the 3.2L EVO 321hp in europe

e30_325_s52
11-28-2002, 05:52 PM
Originally posted by E46_lover


thats use spec...theres the 3.0L 280hp, 3.2 280HP and the 3.2L EVO 321hp in europe

damn...i want the euro spec then...do u know if there much faster

webbie
11-29-2002, 10:26 AM
Here are some facts about the euro 3,2L engine for you... :)

321 bhp at 7400 rpm
350 Nm at 3250 rpm
compression is 11,3

0-100km/t (0-62mph) 5,5 sec.
Topspeed electronically limited to 250km/t. (Will do alot more
without the limiter :D )

AND... it has a 6-speed gearbox! (The us version has a 5-speed
i believe)

AND... The E36 M3 3,2L weighs 1515kg, the E30 weighs alot less
so an E30 with this engine is pretty fast.. :D

e30_325_s52
11-29-2002, 03:02 PM
Originally posted by webbie
Here are some facts about the euro 3,2L engine for you... :)

321 bhp at 7400 rpm
350 Nm at 3250 rpm
compression is 11,3

0-100km/t (0-62mph) 5,5 sec.
Topspeed electronically limited to 250km/t. (Will do alot more
without the limiter :D )

AND... it has a 6-speed gearbox! (The us version has a 5-speed
i believe)

AND... The E36 M3 3,2L weighs 1515kg, the E30 weighs alot less
so an E30 with this engine is pretty fast.. :D damn...how come we dont have 6 speed e36 m3 motors...damn..lol

webbie
11-29-2002, 10:01 PM
Hehehe... the gear ratios are almost the same in the us spec and the euro spec. Both have a ratio of 1.00 at fifth gear, but the euro 6-speed also have a ratio of 0.83 at sixth.. :)

e30_325_s52
11-29-2002, 10:15 PM
Originally posted by webbie
Hehehe... the gear ratios are almost the same in the us spec and the euro spec. Both have a ratio of 1.00 at fifth gear, but the euro 6-speed also have a ratio of 0.83 at sixth.. :) so how much could u get one for?

webbie
11-29-2002, 11:12 PM
Hard to say.... 6-speeds are very popular and i have seen very few for sale..

e30_325_s52
11-29-2002, 11:20 PM
Originally posted by webbie
Hard to say.... 6-speeds are very popular and i have seen very few for sale..

damn cuz i would want one...if u could get one for me in a couple yrs :cool: