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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 09-01-2007, 11:18 AM
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1994 E36 S50 for $1850 Is it a deal or a money sink ?
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Old 09-01-2007, 11:22 AM
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Money sink. With fluid in the cylinder, that thing blew good. I'd be reluctant to even try to repair that engine, and just swap in a new one. So price a new S50 motor plus labor, and it to the cost. Also, keep in mind that its just a 318i so it won't have the performance of a real M3.
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Old 09-01-2007, 11:35 AM
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Money sink. With fluid in the cylinder, that thing blew good. I'd be reluctant to even try to repair that engine, and just swap in a new one. So price a new S50 motor plus labor, and it to the cost. Also, keep in mind that its just a 318i so it won't have the performance of a real M3.
Some uprgrades beside the motor and I'm looking at it from a DIY tech standpoint. A new HG and some time would be a small price. I could easily spend $2K buying a solid S50 longblock
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Old 09-01-2007, 11:43 AM
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Oh, from DIY standpoint, if you can do all the work yourself and not in any hurry, then sure. If you're sure you can get a good S50 longblock for that price, and can install it on your own, sure. But if you repair this one, I'd see problems ahead without a full rebuild.
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But even as a DIY, you're still better off swapping engines and using the other one as parts.
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Old 09-01-2007, 12:12 PM
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Absolutely. Just saying that I wouldn't even trust the engine for a few hundred miles if it wasn't fully rebuilt. But a new engine would obviously be better.
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i wouldnt trust it as far as i can throw it.
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