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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 05-27-2011, 04:48 PM
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yeah cause mine cant handle the s52
it could, ive seen someone throw over 300hp in a gretag
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:09 AM
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yeah but i need a new one anyways so tell me what i should get than like what engin and transmisson
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:00 AM
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what do you use the car for?

get something you can build on.

around here, M52's are around $1200-$1500 for a quality rebuilt used motor.

that is with out tranny and the good bits.
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:29 AM
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i plan to spend about 2000
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:30 AM
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you think that well be good or should i get more
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Old 05-28-2011, 02:17 PM
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$2000 is more than enough for an S52, I believe they run for 1500 around here. As markseven said, get and S52 and a ZF trans and you're set. Only downfall is you need to buy all the swap parts and custom build your own exhaust.
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Old 05-28-2011, 04:49 PM
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i live in citrus heights california the place i went to tryed to sell me an 325i engin for 1000
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Old 05-28-2011, 04:57 PM
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i just called a place arpund here and they said they would sell me a m52 for 1500 puls a core chagre of 1000 and the zf 5 speed for 400 so i neeed about 3000 dose this sound all right
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:06 PM
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engin swap

dose 1500 sound good for an m50 + 1000 core charge and a zf 5 speed for 400 sound good i would get an s52 but they are selling it for 3300 so are these fair prices
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:40 PM
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$2000 is more than enough for an S52, I believe they run for 1500 around here. As markseven said, get and S52 and a ZF trans and you're set. Only downfall is you need to buy all the swap parts and custom build your own exhaust.
If he asks again "what should I get" I'm gonna temp ban him
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dose 1500 sound good for an m50 + 1000 core charge and a zf 5 speed for 400 sound good i would get an s52 but they are selling it for 3300 so are these fair prices
NO! M50 is NOT worth 1500. The ZF trans is pretty much in the ball park, little steep but...400 is fine if you want it ASAP.

It's been said many times, in the 1500-2000 price range you want an S52. Go on www.r3vlimited.com, don't post there like you do here, you will get flamed and run off the board. Just post in the "WTB (Want To Buy)" section that you're looking for an S52 in your area for about 1500. If you want a little help AFTER you find the motor, you can post the link here and we will try and help you so you don't get ripped off.

Don't EVER pay near 1500 for a m50, not even an m52. M52 is worth about 1000, even that's a hundred or more high. M50 is pretty much worthless to someone likes us who knows about them, around the 500 dollar range.

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If he asks again "what should I get" I'm gonna temp ban him
I think that might be good Mark, .
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:11 AM
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How about an LSx swap?
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:04 AM
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ok i will and thanks and ill post the link to you so you can help me
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How about an LSx swap?
You shut up...I won't even get into explaining why.
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You shut up...I won't even get into explaining why.
go ls7 with a 6spd. then slap twin turbos on. very few cars will be able to keep up
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:39 PM
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You shut up...I won't even get into explaining why.
Because it's not a BMW engine hahahaha.

But those are cheap, ridiculously fast, and from what I hear are easy to swap.
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:59 PM
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ok i will and thanks and ill post the link to you so you can help me
http://www.e30tech.com/forum/showthread.php?t=106690

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I've decided to put my euro s50 and 6-speed up for sale. I bought it from Alex Lipowich of ABL Original Parts back in fall of 09, with 64k miles on it. I have since put about 2-3k miles on it, and never once had an issue with the engine - it ran like a raped ape. No vacuum leaks, VANOS noise, rough running, nothing. The engine came out of a '99 MZ3 (which has the best laid out engine harness for swapping into an e30), and the trans out of a '97 M3 Evo. This trans will bolt to any 24v engine and uses the same exact clutch assembly as a ZF 5-speed.

Engine comes with:
-AKG 24v swap specific engine mounts in as new condition (these locate the motor perfectly in the bay)
-e34 525i oil pan with brand new BMW oil pump and pick-up (app 2-3k miles on this now)
-324TD fan clutch with 0 miles (slimmest fan clutch BMW made for easy mechanical fan fitment)
-C101 connector hard-wired in place of x20. Pins are set up for an '89 M3 which is about 90% similar to any other E30. Only a couple pins would have to be moved, and I could do that no problem for a buyer.
-fuel pump relay added to engine harness for increased plug & play ability into a E30 (stock mz3 fuel pump relay is on the body harness).
-EWS II modules included plus two transponder keys .I have all wires on EWS harness labeled for easy wiring.
-smog pump deleted with correct BMW block-off plate
-All other engine rated paraphernalia including Siemens MSS50 DME, 3.5" MAF, etc.

Transmission includes:
-AKG e21 tranny mounts with enforcers cups in as-new condition
-All newly replaced OEM BMW shifter assembly - every single wear item now has less than 3k miles
-good condition large guibo
-new z3 1.9l shift lever
-sachs throwout bearing with 3k miles since new

Price is $5500 OBO for the engine, $850 OBO for the 6-speed. package deal is $6000, plus shipping on a pallet to your location. Engine is also available for local pick-up in Pittsburgh, PA.
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Because it's not a BMW engine hahahaha.

But those are cheap, ridiculously fast, and from what I hear are easy to swap.
No you buffoon. Because then he will ask a million of the same questions over and over again about that. I'm all for an LSx motor in an e30.
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:30 AM
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No you buffoon. Because then he will ask a million of the same questions over and over again about that. I'm all for an LSx motor in an e30.
Tone it down, Zach.
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I still vote LSx swap

I want to do it in mine!
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:33 PM
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ok i think im getting a m50 so what transmisson do i need cause i cant get the s52 its going to cost me to much
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ok i think im getting a m50 so what transmisson do i need cause i cant get the s52 its going to cost me to much
zf
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I just replaced mine OEM direct from BMW. It cost $13k CDN all-in and includes a 3 year parts and labour warranty. Yes, call me nuts, but it was the best decision I made. It was either by a brand new car, or keep mine which was in mint condition, just had major engine problems.
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I just replaced mine OEM direct from BMW. It cost $13k CDN all-in and includes a 3 year parts and labour warranty. Yes, call me nuts, but it was the best decision I made. It was either by a brand new car, or keep mine which was in mint condition, just had major engine problems.
What car? What engine, cause your post info shows that you have an E30...
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1990 325i cab, e30, original stock inline 6 engine. It was pieced together from all over the world. I'll post a YouTube video later - it sounds amazing.
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