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van31 09-15-2012 09:55 PM

Engine swaps?
 
I've seen a cheap 1996 BMW 318i Sedan, I have an '85 E30 318i wreck, are the engines interchangeable? They are both manuals.:dunno:

_Ethrty-Andy_ 09-16-2012 12:01 AM

not easily no.

BMWFatherFigure 09-16-2012 06:17 AM

+1 E30Andy

downhiller 09-16-2012 05:12 PM

which motor to which car

BMWFatherFigure 09-20-2012 05:42 PM

So much will be different it won't make a lot of odds which way you are swaping. A nice 6 month project.

damalex 09-20-2012 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by BMWFatherFigure (Post 7086863)
So much will be different it won't make a lot of odds which way you are swaping. A nice 6 month project.

An lots of research for an engine thats not so grate :banghead:

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fcsteve 09-20-2012 08:51 PM

what is an engine swap and how do i do it ?

BmwMan92 09-20-2012 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by fcsteve (Post 7087207)
what is an engine swap and how do i do it ?

Uhhh I think that's where you take your engine out and give it to your friend for his. But I don't know.. :eek:

hornhospital 09-20-2012 11:11 PM

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Originally Posted by fcsteve (Post 7087207)
what is an engine swap and how do i do it ?

:lmao: :thumbup:

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Nick323 09-21-2012 03:26 AM

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what is an engine swap and how do i do it ?
That is when you swop out the light engine, you have currently in your car, for a heavier one to compensate for the well-filled Toolchest in your trunk :rofl:

BMWFatherFigure 09-21-2012 11:45 PM

Isn't it when you swap your 'significant other' (wife gf etc) for a more powerful engine?

_Ethrty-Andy_ 09-21-2012 11:59 PM

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van31 11-15-2012 01:05 AM

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Originally Posted by fcsteve (Post 7087207)
what is an engine swap and how do i do it ?

Questions dont hurt do they?
Not everyone knows the differences in engine mounts of the two models.

Nick323 11-15-2012 03:54 AM

Aometimes I think I am better off not knowing & not particularly caring...
Ignorance is bliss ;) Look at our politicians blissfully unaware... :mad:

Tkaczuk 11-15-2012 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by van31 (Post 7196079)
Questions don't hurt do they?
Not everyone knows the differences in engine mounts of the two models.

To be honest, engine mounts are 4-5 bolts each. If that was the case then go for it. That would be one of the easier things. If you want to save your E30 fix it with E30 parts. I think you can figure out the rest.

Were not trying to be rude but when you give us stupid questions on any forum your going to get responses like this. Why might you ask?

You have a M10B18 from factory 104 hp :tsk: Then you ask if you could swap that into a 95 E36 which has a M43B18. :rofl: Or did you mean the other way around? If so swap in a 325i motor and call it done. :eek:

van31 11-15-2012 03:38 PM

I meant it that way. E30 into E36. Just wanted to check if the mounting bolts were the same, thanks for letting me know.

BMWFatherFigure 11-15-2012 04:22 PM

Engine mounts are the easy bit. Its all the electrics, connectors, senors and other related bits that are going to make it a loooooong and frustrating project (even if you go the 325 - then you have springs etc to swap). Stick with 'vehicle original' parts.


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