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Old 07-25-2013, 10:12 AM   #39
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Originally Posted by propr'one View Post
unlike D, i am trying to talk you out of it. figure out what you can spend, then get either s52, euro s50 or s54. i really dont think you'll be happy with the reliability of a turbo build, particularly for the first while when you're getting stuff dialed in.
Hey buddy!

I agree with you, it's a somewhat stupid thing to do. If I were staring from scratch with bunk motor I would definitely look to swap, maybe even buy a crate motor from MM. coulda, shoulda, woulda...

I don't know, I hear about pretty much the same ol' problems/maintance with the 50 series engines. I don't think they as drastically different from the m42 as they are from the m10 and m20. I'm no stranger to reliability issues but my little 4 banger has never given up on me. I really don't want to give up on it, plus I know my way around this one pretty good now.
The major difference between my 318is and an e30 M3 is that the noises come from the engine and not the passengers

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