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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 12-27-2012, 03:10 AM
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E21, E30 engine compatibility?

There's a cheap E21 323i around the corner, too much work to get roadworthy, but i was thinking of using the engine out of it as i know some models are backwards compatible, like 2002 can fit a 318 E30 head.

Would the E21 head fit my E30 323i?

I can't find anything anywhere.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:16 AM
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Mein Auto: BMW E30 318i 1991
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There's a cheap E21 323i around the corner, too much work to get roadworthy, but i was thinking of using the engine out of it as i know some models are backwards compatible, like 2002 can fit a 318 E30 head.

Would the E21 head fit my E30 323i?

I can't find anything anywhere.
Have you looked at the part catalogues for both models on http://www.realoem.com
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:39 AM
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Check the motors. Is yours K-Jetronic or L-jetronic? If you are running a '6' with electronic EFI and you want to swap to a '6' without - you should manage it by the summer; just B 4 your divorce.
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