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    easiest engine swap.

    my engine is on its way out and my tanny needs some work. i have an 85 318i, and i truly hate that engine and im looking for a resonable and reliable engine swap something that is easy and not another m10, i dont want to spend a ton of money like 1000-1500 i know i know its practicaly nothing for a swap but im just looking for opitons. please any advise on this.

    #2
    i hate to tell you this but you can expect to pay at least that much to swap in another engine, especially something different
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      #3
      wait for pnp 50% off and you got yourself a m20b25 swap for half of your budget.
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        #4
        what is pnp. and if i taking the engine out and putting the new one in dose that change anything?

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          #5
          Pick n Pull.

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            #6
            pnp has m50s sometimes that are alright.
            do dat.

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              #7
              Easy would be something that came in an E30. Somewhat easy, would be something that came in an E36, with the caveat that an OBDII engine would need to be converted to OBDI (96 and later cars would be OBDII).

              Engines that came in other series BMWs (M30s, M60s, M7x, M/S54) go up the scale in difficulty depending on what engine you choose.
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                #8
                Originally posted by strad View Post
                Easy would be something that came in an E30. Somewhat easy, would be something that came in an E36, with the caveat that an OBDII engine would need to be converted to OBDI (96 and later cars would be OBDII).

                Engines that came in other series BMWs (M30s, M60s, M7x, M/S54) go up the scale in difficulty depending on what engine you choose.
                I'd put an m30 as probably the easiest non-e30 engine swap. M50 would be a close second and then comes the m60, m70 etc. Which are a lot of work for not much reward.

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                  #9
                  M30 FTW! You already have a gearbox that will fit it.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Tino-m30b35 View Post
                    M30 FTW! You already have a gearbox that will fit it.
                    Really?! Which driveshaft would work?
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Killacortes View Post
                      Really?! Which driveshaft would work?
                      Already answered your question in this thread.
                      http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=242227

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                        #12
                        wait i had no freaking idea that the m30 engine would bolt right to my car! that awsome. and will the 325i shaft fit in without on modification/ and will i have to do anything to my existing tranny? so far im really leaning for teh m30 that a great motor and has good power, well great power if you compaire what i have now. about how much do the m30's go for on average, would that still be within my buget?

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by The Humjet View Post
                          I'd put an m30 as probably the easiest non-e30 engine swap.
                          This.

                          Originally posted by Tino-m30b35 View Post
                          M30 FTW! You already have a gearbox that will fit it.
                          And That.

                          M30's somewhat straightforward, period correct, and much more fun than the m50, all that torque! Do it.

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                            #14
                            ya m going to do it. i only have two questions. first, when i pick up the motor what maintenace should i do on it so it is reuning the best it can. and secend, what is the name of the kid that sells the e30 m30 motor mounts.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by mason6556 View Post
                              ya m going to do it. i only have two questions. first, when i pick up the motor what maintenace should i do on it so it is reuning the best it can. and secend, what is the name of the kid that sells the e30 m30 motor mounts.
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