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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 08-09-2011, 12:03 AM
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e30 engine conversion steps ?

i want to buy a cheap e30 in the near future and but a e36 engine in it doesnt matter if its an m3 or not but i dont know how to go about this ?

heres my questions !
ecu ? whats done with that ?
transmission ? what tranny do i use ?
fuse box ? same fuse box that was originally in the car ?
radiator ? do i need to upgrade them to something more high performance ?
electric fan setup ?
the engines sensors ?
power steering being hooked up ?
engine mounts ?
rack and pinion ?
axles ?
drive shaft ?

any info would be greatly appreciate i know i might sound stupid but i feel like itd be more stupid just trying to do it and have all that money go to waste !

step by step instructions would be great also pictures ANYTHING and prices to ! im pretty familiar where to get all the parts i just dont know how to get this done !

THANKS !
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:52 AM
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well im thinking you mean a m50 swap?
i think you use e28 engine mounts and you can use a m20 325 tranny with the m50 i believe
but im pretty sure they have a hundred threads on the forum where you could find the information for a m50 swap
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:58 PM
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google.....e30 engine swap.....for hours youll be reading on any swap you want
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:35 PM
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Google is the worlds most visited website and has an income of just under 30billion a year, and yet people still havent heard of it
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:31 PM
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some people dont know you use red bull in a red bull vodka. trust me, i over heard a girl at a wal mart and i seriously told her to kill herself before her stupidity did
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:22 PM
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some people dont know you use red bull in a red bull vodka. trust me, i over heard a girl at a wal mart and i seriously told her to kill herself before her stupidity did
Which happens to be one of the best alcholic drinks out. Red bull and Jager is good too.
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