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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 06-08-2011, 01:05 AM
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316 engine upgrade

Hi all.

I am new to this forum.
I would like to know, how difficult is it to put in another engine (fuel injection) in my BM.
It's got a 1.8l engine (carburator) at the moment.
In specific, will the riring loom have to change significantly in order to accomodate this engine?
I have not found any good 316 wiring schematics to be able to compare the wiring harnases. Also, I can oly asume the ECU will also have to be added or changed?
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:45 AM
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Find a carburated M30 engine out of a 5 series... it would be alot easier than upgrading your entire loom to support fuel injection
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:57 PM
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+1. stick to carbs. trying to convert carb to FI wont benefit much unless youre racing or rock crawling
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:20 AM
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Ok, thanks guys.
Appreciate the help.
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