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Old 05-06-2004, 04:41 PM   #1
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SWAP question

I finally started driving my e36 and on day 1 there was a problem.
The car is a 98 323is, with 180km. Assuming it's the transmission, I'm considereing doing a complete swap. Any help would be great.

I'm wondering
1) What is the approx price difference between doing the tranny, compared to complete swap of tranny, engine, ecu
2) What is the easiest swap to do, while maximizing speed.
3) Will the E46 swap into an e36
4) Is there anyone who has done a complete swap recently who can provide some insight as to what I should expect.
5) Most importantly where can I get a quality set up done by quality mechanics at a reasonable price

Thank you in advance
Please help
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Old 05-06-2004, 08:44 PM   #2
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I'd say get bimmersport (Charlie) to take a look at it first.

You can spend $10gs easily on a decent swap. OBDII is a pain, and going to OBDI I think is illegal.

I can't see the tranny problem going into the $3000 range. That motor is under-rated, it's a pretty decent motor. Get a 3.38 LSD differential and some bolt ons, I'd say you'd be pretty close to e36 M3.
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Old 05-07-2004, 06:57 PM   #3
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thanks for the info...does anyone know if an e46 tranny will be an easy swap to an e36?

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