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Old 07-23-2010, 05:01 PM
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E36 engine in E21?

Is it possible to do without killing yourself or your checkbook?

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Old 07-26-2010, 08:10 AM
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i dont know, wanna do the same thing
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:54 PM
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hmmm . . . must be a bad idea if no one will say anything
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:31 PM
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:23 PM
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You may want to contact Mike Robinson at Sports and Import in Cheasapeke Va. He is our local guru on E21s. He will know.
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:11 AM
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ya u can use E36 engine in E21

i ll put pics of car use that ok
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:15 AM
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:20 AM
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Sticking an M50/M52 into an E21 should be similar to sticking one in an E30, since both were available from the factory with the M20 I-6. There are tons of write-ups about that, especially at places like r3vlimited.com (an e30 site). The bigger question is what parts are different between the E21 320i and E21 323i.
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:22 AM
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:32 AM
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You need the 323 subframe to mount the m50 in the bay.
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:06 PM
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Could you use an e30 subframe??
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:51 PM
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You cannot use an e30 suub-frame. You have to use the e21 M20 sub-frame and you'll have to modify the e21 M20 motor mounts (early model steal) or fabricate new.. I'm on my second s50 (euro) m50 (US) transplant. You'll also have to modify the brake booster setup. Google e21 Baur s50b32 and follow the links.

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Old 06-13-2012, 07:26 PM
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You need the 323 subframe to mount the m50 in the bay.
I think this is the biggest thing needing the subframe.

Here is another person here who obviously has done it
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=620982
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:45 PM
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If anyone is interested. I have an engine that I just pulled out of my 1997 328is. Has some extra goodies like m3 cams, m50 manifold, long tube headers, shark injector, euro oil filter housing. Its in the classified with some pics unless I screwed up the links.


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