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Old 02-23-2006, 01:47 AM   #1
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330 engine into an e46 320i

Im planning to swap my 320 engine with a 330 enigne, i'd love to put an m3 motor instead but thats way of my budget. So anyone here done this before? and any suggestion and comments will be appreciated. come on guys convince me i need more power in my car ...

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Old 02-23-2006, 01:54 AM   #2
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i think you shud jsut get a supercharger
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Old 02-23-2006, 01:57 AM   #3
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i think you shoulda just got a 330i
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Old 02-23-2006, 04:03 AM   #4
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Soran, that's actually a great idea, btw, what mods have u done in the 320? If u haven't done too much, just get a used 330 That'd save u alot of headache and the resale value would be a lot better too. That's just my opinion..good luck
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Old 02-23-2006, 01:19 PM   #5
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I have done the swap, its fairly straight forward .

If you find a used 330 motor the swap will be not that expensive of a swap.
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Old 02-23-2006, 02:09 PM   #6
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Soran,

If ure doin the swap it would be one hella of ride man! Can't wait for that..
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Old 02-23-2006, 02:14 PM   #7
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i agree.....if ur car is relatively stock besides that....just return it to stock form....and sell it.....buy a 330i....
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Old 02-23-2006, 03:21 PM   #8
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I dont think a supercharger is worth it on a 320i shimajer

And i cannot sell my car and buy a 330i, because theres around a $10K difference plus im also gona lose some money on my car when i sell it, i don't have that kind of money yet.

Do i need to change differential and other components in the car?
also, is there a big weight difference between my car and the 330i? other than ofcourse the engine. in other words, if i swap a 330 into my engine and have a go with a 330i, would there be a difference ?

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Doesnt a 330 engine cost like 3-4 G, and a supercharger is like 5G.

and a 330 engine will be 215HP versus a supercharger with 290HP
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Doesnt a 330 engine cost like 3-4 G, and a supercharger is like 5G.

and a 330 engine will be 215HP versus a supercharger with 290HP

u can't get a S/C for 5g that will give you like 120HP... and the 330 is 225hp
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http://www.technikpower.com/catalog/...mw/S1/E46/323/
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Old 02-23-2006, 07:29 PM   #12
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well it's 5995USD and it's for a 323(2.5L) and the 320 is a 2L so i dunno if it will work, even if it can, it won't make 290hp(IMO)
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well it's 5995USD and it's for a 323(2.5L) and the 320 is a 2L so i dunno if it will work, even if it can, it won't make 290hp(IMO)
thats true haha
i believe 323 has the same HP as the 320.
the year they had 323, they din't have the 320. i msg-ed Samir from technik before, he said he has superchargers for 320 too and they should produce 280HP.
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thats true haha
i believe 323 has the same HP as the 320.
the year they had 323, they din't have the 320. i msg-ed Samir from technik before, he said he has superchargers for 320 too and they should produce 280HP.

i guess....
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Old 02-23-2006, 08:08 PM   #15
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thats true haha
i believe 323 has the same HP as the 320.
the year they had 323, they din't have the 320. i msg-ed Samir from technik before, he said he has superchargers for 320 too and they should produce 280HP.

i guess....


are u thinking of a S/C next??
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