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    drove a buddies E30 318iS with a 2.93 rearend(the original 4.10 said buhbye back in the winter) even with a transmission in the trunk it still moved pretty quick....fun car I would have an M42 E30 over an M20 E30 any day of the week

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Golden Raspberry View Post
    drove a buddies E30 318iS with a 2.93 rearend(the original 4.10 said buhbye back in the winter) even with a transmission in the trunk it still moved pretty quick....fun car I would have an M42 E30 over an M20 E30 any day of the week
    that must have been terrible with that long a diff ratio

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    S14 or S52/54 would be better!
    A turbo: exhaust gasses go into the turbocharger and spin it, witchcraft happens and you go faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Golden Raspberry View Post
    drove a buddies E30 318iS with a 2.93 rearend(the original 4.10 said buhbye back in the winter) even with a transmission in the trunk it still moved pretty quick....fun car I would have an M42 E30 over an M20 E30 any day of the week
    thats joke right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultimateforce View Post
    Oh no, I started looking at Tis and I like them, this is awful!
    they also had E30 interior and E30 rear suspension setup...its sort of a half E30, half E36...with all of the 4 cylinder M4* series engine from BMW...you will need to thrash them if you are a spirited driver lol...

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    this thread made me lol.

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    I have an M42 in my E21 (firstest and lightest 3 series chassis). Although extremely reliable... it leaves something to be desired. It's quick in my little car, but I can only imagine how annoyingly slow it can be in an E36.

    I think all I've done to the thing is some vac lines, spark plugs, coil on plug, and oil in the 10 years I've had the thing swapped.

    The one on the engine stand though.... that's a different story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twizted_bunny View Post
    S14 or S52/54 would be better!
    Even an M50/M52 would be better lol

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    i love my ti . and yes it is slow compared to most cars but as far as 90s 4cylinders its quite faster than most .

    and yes the common motor swap is very good if you know what to do ..


    if i were you id search bimmerforums for most interior parts and bc you have a m42 obd 1 . id search 318ti.org its by far the best most sourceful site for your motor .

    and there is a guy "johnnyboy" from ti.org who has a boosted m42 like yours and he is pushing more power than mustangs gt . camaros and most v8s alike .

    i will soon do my swap but im finishing the outside then the interior then th motor ,

    btw my 96 has over 200k mi and beat it to death .

    the bmw is a very reliable car u just caint neglect it .





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