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    Hi there

    Newbie type question
    just got myself a 93 316 touring it seems to run ok
    it's in the workshop having a mot bits done.

    I've searched a bit (honest I have )
    but can you give me a list of the kind of engine mods
    I could make to the car to give me a bit more fun !!!!

    Can I turbo it ?


    I just need to go a bit quicker that's all.

    I don't want to do an engine swap
    not unless it's really simple and can be done by a numpty

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    induction kit, exhaust and a chip. probably cheapest things
     
     

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    as far as from what I have read, an engine swap on a E36 coupe or SE is a walk in the park. Real easy to do if taken slow and steady. Not sure with the touring, guessing it's the same. But an engine swap would be the best. Esp a 1.6 in a touring. Much better to have a 6 pot in on of those. Would be my guess.

    The whole front comes off making it easy to take the engine out and putting it back in. On the E36 Coupe and SE.

    I am sure someone will pop along and give a more structured answer but I hope this helps some what. I had a 96 316i SE and that was slow but nice non the less
     
     

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    Engine swap ...........

    tell me more

    I could build up one in my shed ?
    you need to change loom etc ?????

    I have just noticed my title say E36
    I'm a **** it's an E30 !!!


    flame away
     
     

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    So was having a bit more of a read .....
    is it possible to get the s14 engine in there ?

    maybe I should just chip etc it as advised
     
     

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    mate you will have to watch your language use **** instead we have children and women on the forum.
     
     

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    now if you want more power from a 316 tourer (e30) then you will have to do an engine change the little 4 potter cant withstand major power increases , your best bet is to go 6 cylinder 2.5 but if you do that then you will need to upgrade mainly everything on the car .
    in my opinion get the car looking mint then sell it and get a 6 cylinder tourer.
     
     

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    thanks for the advise

    sorry about the ****
    I thought the forum might correct it for me !!

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwkev View Post
    in my opinion get the car looking mint then sell it and get a 6 cylinder tourer.
    What he said. Nice straight E30 Tourings are fetching good money now, spend a few bob on it, give it a 12 month MOT and I reckon you'll be in the money for an E36 325/ 323/ 328 Touring - don't bother with the 320 if it's grunt you're after. The E36 is much more refined than the E30, but it does lack an undefinable something next to the E30 imo.
     
     

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