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Old 11-06-2006, 05:53 PM   #1
Lee Carvalho
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Thumbs up M42 SWAP IN SHITTY M10 e30

i had a recent post regarding an m42 swap into a 1985 e30 318 m10 peice of wood. I have the m42 engine, mounts, ecu, and wiring harness. Tranny is on its way but now i wanted to know if i also have to change the driveshaft or will the stock 5spd 318 m10 driveshaft work for me.....i know i had to change almost everything already because the m10 is not really interchangeable with anything else......if someone can help by pm'ing me or posting a sure answer that would be great.....
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:13 AM   #2
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is the stock driveshaft gonna bolt on?
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Old 11-25-2006, 08:38 AM   #3
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it SHOULD. according to the bentley, both the m10 and m42 were mated to the getrag 240. the best way is to drop the engine/tranny in and try to fit it. if it doesnt, im sure theres a bmw at some junkyard thatll have one that fits...
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