R3VLimited Forums

Go Back   R3VLimited Forums > E30 Technical Forums > Engine & Drivetrain > M30 & Other Swaps

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-19-2016, 06:31 AM   #1
Shftr8
E30 Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: St Pete FL
Posts: 438
driveshaft options

I know there has been a few threads on this but many say the E30 320i driveshaft is the way to go but here in the states we don't have those cars so not many driveshafts around. I am looking to be doing this swap in the next few weeks and just trying to clarify a few things. I run a salvage yard so I have many combinations available.

E34 M30b35 trans= E30 ETA shaft??
E30 M10 trans= E30 320i shaft??
E30 auto W/ M30 bell= stock E30 auto shaft??

Anyone successfully used the 318Ti driveshaft? and if so what trans did you use?

Last edited by Shftr8; 10-19-2016 at 06:32 AM. Reason: misspelling
Shftr8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2016, 02:38 PM   #2
nighthawk
Member
 
nighthawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Franklin, TN
Posts: 69
Found some helpful threads by searching "m30 driveshaft" in the Search tool.

http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/show...m30+driveshaft

http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/show...m30+driveshaft

http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/show...m30+driveshaft

http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/show...m30+driveshaft

http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/show...m30+driveshaft
__________________
nighthawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2017, 09:42 PM   #3
lukeADE335i
E30 Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 569
You've pretty much got it right - although there's a few options for using the original M30B35 box.

1) As you've suggested, use the ETA drive shaft if you can find one.
2) Swap the output flange on the gearbox to the one from the e30 G260 and use the stock M20 drive shaft.
3) Use an adaptor to adapt from the large guibo to the e30 325i, 323i etc. drive shaft. Garage60 make one, which I've got sitting in the shed to try sometime.

http://www.hackengineering.co.uk/pro...e30-96mm-78mm/

With the G240 box, you can use the 323i / 325i driveshaft if you're stuck by adjusting the mount point in the floorpan and extending the shaft on the splines (assuming the M30 is in P3). A 318ti manual driveshaft from an e36 can also work as it is a similar length to the e30 320i shaft.

For the auto, it should be plug and play once you swap the bell housing.
__________________
My e30: OEM+ with M30B35
lukeADE335i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2017, 05:23 AM   #4
Shftr8
E30 Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: St Pete FL
Posts: 438
Thanks for the input. I actually have an ETA manual driveshaft so that's probably what I will be going with.
Shftr8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2017, 08:19 PM   #5
lukeADE335i
E30 Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 569
Should just bolt right up in that case (assuming the ETA drive shaft has the large guibo).
__________________
My e30: OEM+ with M30B35
lukeADE335i is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2004 - 2020 R3VLimited LLC