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    I was going to swap things around temporary . was wondering anybody could tell me how difficult this would be? thanks jeff

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    Re: s14 into e36M3?

    Well, its been done, and by Motorsport. But, other than for the love/passion of it, I can't see why you'd want to do it.

    Your challenges:

    1- motor/tranny mounts
    2- wiring harnesses
    3- driveshaft
    4- instrumentation

    Assuming its a race application, 4 won't apply. But why not go for an S42?

    -jefrem

    Originally posted by ert jeff
    I was going to swap things around temporary . was wondering anybody could tell me how difficult this would be? thanks jeff
    Jefrem Iwaniw

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    • #3
      Just tired want to drive, all 4 cars apart this is the only combo for now!

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      • #4
        well if you can put an E36 motor into an E30 with virtually no modifications, just parts bin parts, then I don't see why you couldn't do the same for an E30 motor into an E36. I guess I'd start by taking a bare E36 front subframe and seeing how it matches up to the engine mounts on the S14. I think the tranny mounts should work fine and the E36 driveshaft would probably work as well. With an S50 and E36 M3 tranny you need a E30 M3 driveshaft in an e30 and they all bolt right up. It's worth a try, but due to the weight of most E36's might not have the most favorable results.

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        • #5
          Yes, it is possible to put an e30 motor in an e36 shell, as it is possible to shoehorn an e36 motor in an e30, but it requires a different oil pan. When swapping the S14 into the e36, you will also need a different oil pan to clear the subframe. Perhaps the e36 M42/44 oil pan and oil pump pick-up could fit the S14 block, and clear the subframe.
          Last edited by LeeVuong; 12-22-2005, 05:32 PM.


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          • #6
            Hopefully either your E36 is stripped or your S14 is built to the tits............. otherwise the combination is a bit of a dog performance wise from what I understand.

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            • #7
              i also know to 2 e46 models(320Ci) who use a high tuned S14 2.0 engine in a german race series at the Nürburgring

              Markus

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