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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 01-10-2013, 07:13 PM
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Getting a 318iS any suggestions?

I will be getting a 91 318iS from a shop where i live the guy has always owned a E30 and is a really good guy. Well what im wanting to do is i herd that this is knows as the Baby M3. Well I want to maximize the performance of the M42. When i have the cash ill get a S14 and throw that in there but that's in a few years.


What i want to do is:

- MAF conversion ( cant find much on this i have a M20 and that seems a lot easier to find info on than the M42 )

- Shift/E-brake boot black with tri-color Motorsport stripe stitching $180.00 http://www.uucmotorwerks.com/ultrasuede/

- COP Kit -

M42 Plate, & Installation Hardware (no coils)
http://www.hqautosport.com/products1.html

Bavarian Autosport High-Performance Ignition Coil Set - Set of 4

- UUC Evo3 Shifter

- Fuel revamp -

19Lbs injectors
http://www.precisionautoinjectors.co...02?productId=1

markD91 chip
http://www3.sympatico.ca/mdsylva/products.htm

- BMW E30 M3 Sport Evolution real leather front center console

- E30 Quick Ratio Steering Kit ST-3

- EVO3 Steering Wheel for E30 Alcantara Suede

- Supersprint exhaust manifold

- BMW E36 Vader seats

- BMP Multi-throttle intake

- VAC - M40, M42, M44 Lightweight Race Flywheel & Clutch Kit

- Head work -

- Schrick Cam shafts 256/256

- M42 High Performance Valve Spring & Retainer kit (48 pcs) Titanium

- VAC - M42 / M44 High Performance Valve Guide

- VAC - M42 High Performance Stainless Valve Kit [7mm Valve Stem] (16pcs)


And what would a 2.1L stoker do to this car?

and what ever elts you may suggest ill think about.

so anyhoo any suggestions?

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Old 01-10-2013, 08:57 PM
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Dunno about stroker but 'fast road' cam and free flow exhaust can work wonders. Decent headers also can give gains. Insp 2 serice plus whel alignment and tune up and see exactly what you have B 4 spending lots of folding.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:23 PM
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well I know what i want to do with this car. I do want to eventually have it a high revving engine. I have been doing some research on the stroker and its not a easy thing to do. the crank is a pain in the ass to get cause it comes from a M47 i guess an engine BMW made for Land Rover. So thats not high on my list lol but i would like to completely revamp the heads. Polish, Porting, Over-sized valves, i mean the works. then move to the bottom end and that will be the stroker. I would just transplant a S14 and tweak that but i rather destroy a M42 that a S14.im willing to put the money into the car thats needed I just need more research.

I will be putting in performance cams from schrick along with a free flow exhaust.

My main concern at this time is a MAF conversion and i understand thats no easy feat. I wanted to know if i could simply take the MAF off a E36 318 and drop it in the E30 and replace the AFM driver with a MAF driver in the ECU and if that is possible then ill do that.

I just sent a Email to VAC Motorsports to see if they can make a M42 stroker kit with a 11.5:1 compression ratio with a 88mm Crankshaft stroke and 86 mm bore. i hope i put the right numbers if not ill sound like a total moron lol

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Old 01-10-2013, 09:40 PM
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VAC has this for 4 cylender cars would anyone use this on there 318?

http://store.vacmotorsports.com/aem-...ecu-p2650.aspx
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:00 AM
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I am going to get a Megasquirt system for the engine management so i can just delete the AFM totally. and with that I can pretty much do anything to the engine. ill be doing a lot of research before purchasing and doing this so any info on megasquirt you think would be helpful I welcome it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:29 PM
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well i have been making some calls around to see about a price on a carbon fiber valve cover for the M42 similar if not exactly like the S42. Ill post when i get more info and pricing.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:19 PM
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it looks like the best option is to take the valve cover to be machined down a bit and put a carbon fiber layer over it thats about the best that can happen........that sucks........
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