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KraigG 02-28-2008 04:28 PM

Putting a 320i engine in a 2002
Has anyone ever done this before? I can get a nice 2 liter 320i engine, and was told it was a direct drop in to my 1970 2002. The only exception is the fuel injection and the fuel pump. Can I add an electric fuel pump, and switch my carb over to the new engine?

Tips and ideas?


surfcitydude 03-03-2008 11:35 AM

Why?? Those cars were slugs!

Mufflerman 03-09-2008 07:13 PM

Seriously. How bout an E30 M3 engine instead?

John in VA 03-09-2008 07:56 PM

E30 M3 has been done many times. Search 2002 + s14 (= M3 engine designation).

janelson 04-06-2008 12:11 PM

I am also considering the same. But, would want to swap back to the carbs. I believe that the oilpan and dipstick swap over to provide fitment. How much more "sluggish" is the 320 motor than what was in the original? I agree that an S14 would indeed be sweet, but not all of us are blessed with severa l thousand disposable dollars.

Lem Forder 04-16-2008 10:34 PM

Since no one answered your question, I'll give it a try. The 320i engine is also an m10, so it should be a direct swap into the '02. I haven't personally done it, so can't say for sure. Check 2002 FAQ: for links to others who have done this. Before you switch back to carbs, be sure to read about all the guys who have gone to great lengths to switch from carbs to 320i FI.

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