m60 swap 318is

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m60 swap 318is

Postby 4banger » Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:35 pm

Well, it's been a while guys since I've been on here. the 318is bit the bullet a few days ago and the motor is done at 206k miles. Thought about selling it but they're so cheap on craigslist a 318 gutted in need of a motor isn't a quick or high dollar seller. Only motor I see on craigslist is m60's 4.0 liter v8 out of a 740il motor and trans is 500 dollars. After some research I for see a v8 swap in the future. Any tips, or suggestions to make the swap easier would be appreciated since most of the work will be done by me and some friends. Thanks!!
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Re: m60 swap 318is

Postby Adam » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:14 pm

That sucks, man. I did a straight M44 swap on my old 318i a few years ago, but those engines are becoming harder to find.
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Re: m60 swap 318is

Postby Caligula » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:32 pm

Cool, someone did the same swap here a while ago. I think the custom exhaust is the major thing you need to fabricate.
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Re: m60 swap 318is

Postby JFM325is » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:05 pm

gonna need to change your name to 8banger... as far as the swap if you found a m60 for 500 with trans BUY THAT NOW!! friend has been looking to get one of these to swap his e30 and just the trans alone is like 800 bucks
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