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    Merry christmas to all the members!

    I am not sure if this has been done before but i amm looking to fit a complete bmw e30 m3 inlet setup onto a bmw e36 318is m44 engine. I came across the idea after noticing the e36 touring cars used e30 m3 inlet manifolds and i wondered whether i can do the same because the stanard inlet manifold is very restrictive, so i can free up some extra bhp.

    Does anyone know if it will work, and if so would other bits may i need?

    If the idea goes ahead i will post a step by step guide for the conversion if people want one and if its ok with the moderators.

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    The e30 m3 inlet manifold won't fit, there are kits out there though for ITB's but they are expensive, see here http://www.bmpdesign.com/catalog/mod...uel_Intake.pdf
     
     

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    Cheers ronnie for the advice, has prevented me from making a big mistake with money and time and it was only an idea for a project anyway.

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    The E36 M3 inlet will fit. You will need to fabricate a custom plenum etc. It would only be worth a few bhp unless you start running wild cams etc. You would also need custom engine managment.

    Diblas do a ITB kit as well.

    There are much easier ways of getting power out of the M42/M44! My preferered way would either be a SC or a 2.1 conversion. I started a 2.1 project many years ago but unfortunatly a blow-out on the motorway put an end to that one.

    IMHO ITB's should be the final stage of engine mods.
     
     

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    4 pot 318is will house a 6 pot E36 M3 inlet? Have I missed something??? It's late I know
     
     

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    Yep, you only use 4 of the throttle bodies.
     
     

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    Well i'll be BLOWN
     
     

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