Project bmw 340i.

  1. E36 Rick New Member

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    It started out as a 318i (1.8l 8 valve)
    I’ve daily driven it for many years with no problems but it was getting a bit long in the tooth. I had a look for a Chevy ls1 or 2 5.7 or 6.0 v8 but they are ridiculously expensive over here.
    The obvious alternative is the m62b44 4.4l quad cam 32 valve. This does present some engineering problems, mainly the oil pump, mounted into the sump right where the crossmember goes. Anyway, I’ll give it a shot and try to keep you all up to speed with it.
     
  2. Bullet2012

    Bullet2012 Forum Supporter

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    That’s brave having a number plate that reads Tinder !! :scared:
     
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  3. E36 Rick New Member

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    It’s my wife’s (Linda) it was on an m3
     
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  4. Bullet2012

    Bullet2012 Forum Supporter

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    I realise, just teasing.
     
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  5. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Welcome to the forum Rick :waving:

    Dry sump it? Will be watching your progress with interest! :thumbup:
     
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  6. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark If in doubt ask. Same rules for everyone

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    But will the indicators work, as it is a BMW?:scared::scared::scared::scared:
     
  7. 8ob

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    Rattle @Barlidge `s cage, Bruce is into V8 BMW madness and is messing with sumps.

    Bob
     
  8. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    You behave yourself :D
     
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  9. E36 Rick New Member

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    Thats the new ones when you specify indicator delete!
     
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  10. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark If in doubt ask. Same rules for everyone

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    I am.:dontknow:

    Badly.:o
     
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  11. Barlidge

    Barlidge Forum Supporter

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    Be watching with interest, mine's its little brother the M60B30 which has the same oil pump issue and is going into something a little lighter.

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  12. Harrisp New Member

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    I've got a couple of mates running 1uz v8s (one is also turbod) in E36s. Cheap and strong engines.
     
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  13. Bullet2012

    Bullet2012 Forum Supporter

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    What are you being quoted for a 6.0 , it’s our bread and butter motor.
     
  14. E36 Rick New Member

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    Bare motors for £1500. Full engines for £3-5k plus £1500 for t56 manual box. I found a 6.2 with manual for £2500 and it was gone before I got hold of him. It’s not so much about price but used motors just aren’t out there. Only car I can think of that we got here with an ls1 or 2 is a Vauxhall monaro (Pontiac gto) but the are rare and expensive.
     
  15. E36 Rick New Member

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    We’ve got loads of cars with 4.4 bmw v8’s for next to nothing. (£750- 1k for the whole car)
     
  16. E36 Rick New Member

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    I’ve looked at those too. Good engine but not really cheaper than bmw engines And I still get the problem of converting to manual and having a huge overhead cam engine to fit. In the end the bmw looks a little more ‘factory’
     
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  17. E36 Rick New Member

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    Looking forward to seeing it progress. Is this a pure track car or road legal?
     
  18. mylesdw

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    Nice project. The most important bit is a really nice factory-looking "340" badge for the back.
     
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  19. E36 Rick New Member

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  20. frank horton

    frank horton V twins are great but 4"s rule.........

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    I like the idea but dread to think of the insurance problems tho.......
    I once had a Cortina Savage.......now ur talking, no brkes no steering ....hahaha....
    oh and often no second gear...used to strip em clean off....no 5 speeds in them days.......
    did put a Ford Essex V6 in a Mazda rotary that had a junk engine, just didn't work well.....to much weight I fear over the front end......
     
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