318ti.org forum

Go Back   318ti.org forum > Garage > Lounge

Notices

Lounge Temporary forum until new sections are suggested.

.
» Recent Threads
Euro glass headlights
09-24-2014 10:27 PM
Last post by paul somlo
Today 08:38 AM
210 Replies, 119,536 Views
WTB: M trim, rear
Today 08:35 AM
Last post by Columbo
Today 08:35 AM
0 Replies, 1 Views
OEM roof spoiler
06-14-2018 12:19 AM
Last post by Platanos
Yesterday 09:22 AM
9 Replies, 2,114 Views
1996 318ti Part Out
09-13-2018 07:43 PM
Last post by Locus7
09-17-2018 06:13 AM
2 Replies, 421 Views
1996 BMW 318TI E36 -...
09-13-2018 05:55 PM
Last post by Locus7
09-16-2018 04:28 AM
1 Replies, 396 Views
WTB: OEM Rear mudflaps...
09-15-2018 12:54 PM
Last post by SonomaGTLN2
09-15-2018 12:54 PM
0 Replies, 219 Views
Hard Motorsport Fender...
07-12-2018 09:09 PM
Last post by Estii
09-13-2018 10:22 PM
2 Replies, 898 Views
NEED TO BUY M44 ICV...
09-13-2018 10:02 PM
Last post by Estii
09-13-2018 10:02 PM
0 Replies, 205 Views
Happy Birthday Biolite,...
09-13-2018 05:00 AM
Last post by 1996 328ti
09-13-2018 05:00 AM
0 Replies, 237 Views
new engine build. dasc +...
01-02-2016 01:28 AM
Last post by andakn
09-12-2018 08:42 PM
189 Replies, 91,140 Views
Reply Share/Bookmark
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-27-2008, 11:04 PM   #1
ben good
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oxford - UK
Posts: 1
Vehicles
iTrader: (0)
Default New Member Intro

Hi All,

just thought I'd chuck a bit about myself up in the lounge as an intro. Currently I've had my 1998 318ti sport for 2 years. I've done only cosmetic mods currently however due to fairly regular thrashings the head gasket has just gone.

I'm faced with a question that i don't know the answer to: What is the easiest and cheapest engine to fit but will deliver the best results without having to redesign the entire thing?

I've spent the last few days scanning through the impressive engine swaps that 318ti.org members have completed, they are truly impressive. I really want to go from 4 cyl to 6 cyl. what is the best entry level way of doing this?

Anyway please expect some pics of my car in the next few days.

Thanks in advance and I hope to become an active member of this excellent forum.

Cheers Ben
ben good is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2008, 12:04 AM   #2
cali-ti
aka Stabby
 
cali-ti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Mead, CO
Posts: 5,360
iTrader: (0)
Default

welcome! i have no value to add as far as what is the best/easiest engine swap.
__________________
1996 318ti, California package, 267k miles
current mods: bilstein sports, bavauto springs, e30 m3 LCABs, solid metal ball joints, bavauto RSMs w/reinforcements, e30 3.73 LSD & halfshafts, supersprint cat-back exhaust, turner rear sway bar reinforcements, IE poly subframe & RTABs + camber/toe kits, powdercoated e36 32x front calipers, sport mirrors, H&R 28mmF/19mmR sway bars, x-brace, auto solutions SSK w/poly bushing upgrade, BMW CD43 head unit, DICE HD Radio w/iPod integration and "stealth" HD antenna, staggered style 68s, orange electronic TPMS, leather arm rest, JT Designs metal undertray

acquired and awaiting install: heated seat kit, cali top switch relo, lumbar support kit, park distance control kit, heated washer nozzle kit, m-coupe rear subframe, trailing arms, differential, and halfshafts, m-coupe front/rear brakes with master cylinder, under hood light kit, mud flaps, rear sun blind, auto-dimming rear view mirror, tilt steering wheel retrofit, apexcone 5000K HIDs with 55W ballasts




2002 X5 4.4 Sport Package, 53.5k miles
Current Mods: e46 m3 steering wheel
cali-ti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2008, 12:07 AM   #3
PettitWC
Senior Member
 
PettitWC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Posts: 1,305
iTrader: (0)
Default

welcome aboard man. there are a few options for engines but i can't really give any concrete help on what would be easiest. I would think an M52 would be though
__________________
-Chris

1997 318ti

'cause I'm a Balla Baby

FACEBOOK!!
MY SPACE!!
PettitWC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2008, 12:50 AM   #4
teetime4one
Senior Member
 
teetime4one's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 4,338
Vehicles
iTrader: (6)
Default

welcome
__________________

Sean
1995 Active
teetime4one is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2008, 02:13 AM   #5
elchicano
Senior Member
 
elchicano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 3,254
iTrader: (2)
Default

welcome to the site, yea i think an M52 might be your answer.
__________________


318ti.org on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/318tiorg/127481623988696
elchicano is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 +1. The time now is 08:43 AM.


.
Powered by site supporters
vBulletin Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1999 - 2018, 318ti.org
© vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2
[page compression: 78.52 k/92.16 k (14.79%)]

318ti.org does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information or products discussed.