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Old 02-14-2008, 08:41 PM   #1
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Just found a new engine for my 1990 325i

Hey I found a guy out in windsor selling a BMW e30 M20 2.7L ETA 6 cyl. engine with low miles........He says it has 120 on it for 300 bucks.....

Its coming out of a 86 and I have a 1990 325i. What changes do I have to make to make?
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:30 PM   #2
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120k, i dunno man. i doubt you'd find too many e30 motors with that kinda km..

why not go m50?
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:54 PM   #3
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why would you want to downgrade to a 2.7L eta motor?

You would need to change all the electronics to get it to work.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:08 PM   #4
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i can only hope that u want this motor for a 2.7i mod !!!
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:09 PM   #5
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Yea ETA motor is a downgrade, unless you swap your old head onto that bottom end and run MS. It might make the same power..

Or boost it
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You are downgrading. Thats a big mistake.
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:07 PM   #7
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everyone who replied assumed the OP was looking for HP performance. What if the guy is looking to have a reliable, economical beater? eta motor would fit the bill even better than the i one.
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its more work to make a E motor fit into an I, rather than to just throw in another I motor which is plug and play. the I is fairly economical too.. it just depends on the drivers foot
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:04 AM   #9
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I just wanted to a second opinion. Its my first e30 and I'll never give it up and I won't drive in anything else but a bimmer. I'm just shopping around now so I'll be ready for summer.

My engine died with 350......I'm just looking to get back on the road so I'm open to any suggestions!

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Hey I found a guy out in windsor selling a BMW e30 M20 2.7L ETA 6 cyl. engine with low miles........He says it has 120 on it for 300 bucks.....

Its coming out of a 86 and I have a 1990 325i. What changes do I have to make to make?
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What is wrong with the m20 currently in the car?

Snapped Belt?, Bad Valves?, knocking bottom end?, Headgasket????

It most likely can be fixed depending on what it is.
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:26 AM   #11
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ill take your motor for 1$
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:18 PM   #12
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Two of my pistons are jammed and my water pump just went. I'm really considering going with the m50 swap.
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Two of my pistons are jammed and my water pump just went. I'm really considering going with the m50 swap.
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I think I might just do it. But my search continues on trying to find a m50 engine and somewhere do get it done.

I'm up for all suggestions

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Old 02-15-2008, 01:04 PM   #15
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I think I might just do it. But my search continues noe trying to find a m50 engine and somewhere do get it done.

I'm up for all suggestions
I suggest that you drive to ottawa and buy my 325is motor with about 25,000km's on the rebuild $450 Picked up. It's out of a 87 325is.
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