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Old 11-25-2002, 03:25 AM   #1
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E30 M3 engine

ok im kinda forgetting about droping the 3.5L
and i was wondering about the E30 M3 engine and trany!
my friend says 7 Grand for a good one!
is he mistaken or are people crazy???
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Old 11-25-2002, 03:49 AM   #2
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You want to put a 4 cylinder M3 engine in your 735? dude it won't have enough power to move your car.

How about a 718 haha you can swap with me? you'll be the olny 718 around it'll be sick!
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Old 11-25-2002, 03:55 AM   #3
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u think i am crazy? i mean selling the 7, and buying an e30 and look for an E30 M3!!
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Old 11-25-2002, 01:07 PM   #4
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The m50 can get u more power than the s14 e30m3 motor for much cheaper.

U can get the m50 installed for $6k, but you're looking $7k just for the m3 engine alone.
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Old 11-25-2002, 02:17 PM   #5
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Are you guys kiddin me??? I live in Norway, and i just sold a perfectly good e30 m3 engine and tranny for 1700$.

Maybe i should start exporting..
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Old 11-25-2002, 04:11 PM   #6
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Buy an e30 88-91,then put in an M50 with a supercharger or an S50 . DO NOT PUT AN E30 M3 ENGINE ! It belongs in an E30 M3,plus it's $$$ to maintain.
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Old 11-26-2002, 04:56 PM   #7
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Buy an e30 88-91,then put in an M50 with a supercharger or an S50 . DO NOT PUT AN E30 M3 ENGINE ! It belongs in an E30 M3,plus it's $$$ to maintain.
ok!
why E30 of the 88-91 years?
why M50 engine and not the M3?

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Old 11-26-2002, 05:21 PM   #8
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ok!
why E30 of the 88-91 years?
why M50 engine and not the M3?

thanks bavaria
88-91 e30's will be in better condition and have different lights n stuff than the pre 88 e30...M50 engine will be cheaper than the S50....dont put the S14(i think thats the e30 m3) engine because its high maintanance and its 4cyl, wouldnt you rather have a 6cyl s/c for almost the same price?
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Old 11-26-2002, 05:26 PM   #9
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Hi Bavaria..

When it comes to engine choice, i would go with the M50 engine and turbocharge it. It doesn't have to be very expensive if you do most of the work yourself.

If you lower the compression, buy a decent turbo and intercooler and engine management system like autronic or haltech, you'll be looking at power figures with at least 400bhp.
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Hi Bavaria..

When it comes to engine choice, i would go with the M50 engine and turbocharge it. It doesn't have to be very expensive if you do most of the work yourself.

If you lower the compression, buy a decent turbo and intercooler and engine management system like autronic or haltech, you'll be looking at power figures with at least 400bhp.
Thanks for the info guys.
how much would an M50 engine cost? its out of an E34 525i right?
and what do i need to change in an E30 for it to fit?
tell me more guys, im pretty seriuose about this.
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Old 11-26-2002, 07:07 PM   #11
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Thanks for the info guys.
how much would an M50 engine cost? its out of an E34 525i right?
and what do i need to change in an E30 for it to fit?
tell me more guys, im pretty seriuose about this.
Thanx a lot
Bavaria
i know u could find one for lik 5 k...and if u wonderin y its more for a e30 m3 engine is becasuse there harder to find....
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Old 11-27-2002, 11:19 AM   #12
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Bavaria...

Where i live, you can get an M50 engine in good shape from about 1500-2000USD.

When it comes to the engine swap, take a look at this site.. www.e30m50.com
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Old 11-27-2002, 11:29 AM   #13
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Bavaria...

Where i live, you can get an M50 engine in good shape from about 1500-2000USD.

When it comes to the engine swap, take a look at this site.. www.e30m50.com
how bout a m52 engine?.do they have them there?
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Old 11-27-2002, 01:16 PM   #14
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Yep, M52's are a little more difficult to get hold of, but they're in about the same price range as an S50 engine... about 2500USD...
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Old 11-27-2002, 01:55 PM   #15
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Yep, M52's are a little more difficult to get hold of, but they're in about the same price range
as an S50 engine... about 2500USD...
in a couple yrs can u get me one....cuz here in the U.S. there lik 5 or 6 k (USD)
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