Thread: 1980 BMW 320i
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:11 PM   #1
Eau_Rouge
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1980 BMW 320i

I have a 1980 320i that I purchased with the intenion of installing an e36 M42 engine and transmission. That said, I have no use for the stock M10 and 5 speed transmission. The car odometer shows 88k. The car being a local GTA car since new has very little corrosion with the largest rust spot being about the size of a human palm on the driver's side floor by the clutch pedal. This is only surface rust. The rest of the floor in the car is in perfect shape. What I'm trying to get at is that given the rust situation, it appears that the odometer reading is accurate. Please note that given that I am not the original owner, I cannot confirm that the odometer reading is accurate althought the UVIP that I got from the seller does state mileage as 88k.

Anyway, I'm going to proceed with my engine and trans swap so I would like to know if there is any interest in the M10 and transmission in my car. The engine hasn't been started in a few years but does turn over freely. I'm planning on doing a compression test in the next few days as well. If anyone is interested in the engine and/or transmission, please let me know.
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