What is the easiest E30 engine swap?

What is the easiest E30 engine swap?

The simplest way to swap these engines into an E30 is to use the ECU and wiring harness from a pre-1996 325i, since this harness is simpler than the M3 harness that normally runs these engines, which has EWS (anti-theft). This converts the engine from OBD-II to OBD-I, which adds power and reduces complexity.

How much is a E30 engine?

In the average 5-Cylinder BMW E30, the cost is about $6,500, on average.

Are E30 engines reliable?

IMO e30’s are mechanically reliable. It is unlikely to leave you stranded, although having access to alternative transport can be handy when you need to do ‘big jobs’ yourself.

How much is it to build an E30?

If that’s what you are aiming for then around $10,000 is probably a safe bet. My current E30 build is a heavily modified 1991 318is. I paid $4500 for the car and I’ve spend another $15,000 on it so far. I predict the total build will cost about $30,000.

How much would it cost to rebuild a BMW engine?

It usually costs between $2,500 and $4,000 to rebuild an engine. When performing such an engine repair, it might be to have both bearings and seals replaced and then to completely reinstall the engine. There is also a possibility it could be much higher.

Is E30 M3 reliable?

The E30 M3 is very dependable and can be a great daily driver. These cars were built for the track, which means they were built to be run, and run hard. But given the age of these cars they need some significant maintenance and the cost of ownership is probably on the higher end compared to the newer M3 models.

Is E30 worth buying?

Whether you want a classic car for the weekends, or a daily for commuting to work or school, the E30 is a great choice. If you get a good example, and keep up maintenance, these cars can easily go past 250,000 miles on an original engine. If you want space, you can go for the Sedan or Touring (euro only).