BMW Forums : BimmerForums banner

m42

  1. NA M42 E30 Hill climb

    BMW Competition Corner
    https://youtu.be/mvPUDI0LvRM
  2. 2.4 litre version of 525i Saloon petrol Auto ?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi I have just bought a 2009 525i saloon, petrol Auto. The VIN record states that it was built with a 2.4 litre engine (M42). On the V5 it states that it is 2394cc. I cannot find ant listing for this model with anything other than a 2.5 or 3.0 litre engine. It was very hard to get anyone to...
  3. Engine or engine block needed M42 B18(184S1)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi Everyone, I am in desperate need of an M42 B18(184S1) engine for my 1990 E30 318is. I left my car in with my BMW specialist to replace the chain and tensioner and was contacted the next day informing me that the cam shaft was cracked and needed a new block. I work in the motor industry in...
  4. 1992 e36 318is m42- suddenly engine refuses to start cranking normally

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Car in very good order and well cared,suddenly with no symptoms at all engine refuses to fire up cranking normally no indications or warnings on the last ride were no hesitations misfirings or anything suspicious.:mad
  5. late m42 lower timing case

    Items WANTED - Post any wanted adverts in here
    as above thanks
  6. M42 1993 engine tries to crank and but wont turn

    E36
    Engine wont turn on cold start Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
  7. M42 twin cam head onto M43 1.6 block.

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I am new on here and looking for a bit of help and advice if possible from the forum users. I also apologise in advance if this subject has already been covered, but I can't find anything anywhere hence my questions. I need to try to build from standard BMW parts a 1600cc engine that...
  8. E36 M42 can't accelerate when cold

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I own a 318ti 1995 (E36 M42) and I can't accelerate when the engine doesn't reach is normal operation temperature. It mean when the weather is low (0 to 15 celcius), the engine cut off/jerk at 2-3000 rpm. The cut off progressively desappears. When the weather is high (20 to 30 celcius), the...
  9. gkd charger kit on e30 m42

    Supercharging your BMW
    Hi guys, Ive purchased the gkd kit for my m42 e30,i have most of my parts now but theres a couple of things im unsure of, First of all i need to swap over my pulleys to the later m44 type,i have them but have noticed the m44 has one belt running everything including power steering pump,on m42 it...
  10. 318 m42 or m43

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hiya people of the Internet. :rofl. Can some one confirm that the m42 engine never came in the convertible 318i in the uk ??????
  11. M42 head on M40b16

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys, I have a spare m40b16 out of one of my old cars sat about gathering dust, and I was wondering if anyone knows whether an m42/m44 head would fit onto this? I don't know why but I've always thought that having a 1.6 16v in an older car seems more retro than something more like 6 pot swaps...
  12. E36 Supercharged M42 Battery Killswitch & Boost Guage

    E36 Supercharged M42 Battery Killswitch & Boost Guage

    E36 M42 Home build supercharger with intercooler using Eaton M62 charger from Merc, fitting Megasquirt MS3X ECU
  13. E36 Supercharged M42 Engine Bay

    E36 Supercharged M42 Engine Bay

    E36 M42 Home build supercharger with intercooler using Eaton M62 charger from Merc, fitting Megasquirt MS3X ECU
  14. E36 Supercharged M42

    E36 Supercharged M42

    E36 M42 Home build supercharger with intercooler using Eaton M62 charger from Merc, fitting Megasquirt MS3X ECU
  15. E36 318IS Supercharged Engine Bay

    E36 318IS Supercharged Engine Bay

  16. 1995 E36 318IS (M42) - Base Megasquirt map file

    BMW ECU Tuning and Standalone Tuning
    Hi all, I've recently finished getting a Eaton M62 charger mounted on my 318IS M42 engine, it runs ok but it doesn't idle that great and needs the map tweaking. Does anyone have a base map .msq file for a M42 on an MS3X that I could use as a starting point to tune from? Or could you point me in...
  17. 1994 e36 318is misfire after filling the tank

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi everyone, i have noticed that after filling the tank, my car have some problems, the idle change, and sometimes misfire after a long idle period, like when i'm stuck in traffic. the problems go away after one or two days when the fuel goes down. it's weird. Have anyone experienced something...
  18. e30 m42 - accelerator problem

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Good day all, I am hoping someone could give me their thoughts on a problem I am having on my car. I have had two accelerator problems in the last month. One is where the car will accelerate by itself to the point where if I put in the clutch, it will try to redline. The other time it was...
  19. e46 : M43 - 2.1 stroker or m42 head?

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi all. Ive got a m43 1.9 engine in my car, as much as i love the car i could do with a little more oomph, After doing a bit of searching ive seen you can use the crank ( with a bit of tweaking ) from a m47 320D in its place. Has anyone found out what rods and pistons are needed though as i...
  20. 95 e36 m42 pushing petrol threw thorttle body how

    General BMW Discussions
    Hey guys,I'm new here I want wanted a suggestion or has anyone had this expericen before. I have a. 95 e36 m42 and this morning I went to start it up but the battery was low so I tried to kick start it but it refused to start then petrol started pouring out the whole intake and the thorttle body...
Top