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  1. 97 e36 M43 m44 tunerpro

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi All I am new to this forum and looking for some help with regards to tuning M43 and M44 four cylinder engines with TunerPro. The problem is I can't seem to find any XDF or bin files for these engines online. I think the reason is that most people only care about the six cylinder engines...
  2. E36 M44 to M54B30 swap

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Afternoon all. I've decided to take on this conversion over the coming weeks. Looking for someone who's done one to run a few questions by if possible...? There is a ready made loom which I intend to use which will save a lot of time wiring wise. What I want to know is; 1. Exhaust - does the...
  3. WANTED: M44 engine, any condition will be considered

    Items WANTED - Post any wanted adverts in here
    M44b19 4 cylinder petrol engine, commonly fitted to E36 3 series and Z3. Any condition will be considered. Ideally I want a low miles complete engine, I may accept a decent block for rebuild.
  4. E36 318is or z3 M44 free remap this week

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    We need a e36 or z3 with a 1.9i M44 engine fitted to use so we can test one of our ecus so our customer can race his car in Nigeria on the 20th this month For letting us use your car we will give you a free remap If anyone can help us please call me on 07831103030 Thanks Jason BW...
  5. E36 M44 Misfire

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, I know there's a few threads around that talk about rough idle / misfiring but none seem to address the problem with my car. I have a 318IS 1996 and have recently recommissioned it after a couple of years off the road. I took it to a local Bosch service centre & BMW specialist for a...
  6. 316i 2000 reg compact m43 to m44 swap

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Is the m44 16v a straight swap for the m43 8v. My 8v m43 has just blown its head gasket and I need a quick and easy swap. Dont want a 6 pot as its a daily and a first car. If its possible how hard is the swap? What do I need? How much or the loom and electricals do I have to change (ecu, ews)...
  7. 2001 318ci e46 m43 to m44

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi everybody, last summer i converted my e46 318ci with m43 to m44. The car is running on bms 46, so no wiring loom was needed. It was a 3 day job. Car is running now for several months.
  8. M44 swap on a 98 e36 car wont start

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Right Bere with me on this, theres method in my madness. Had a 99 318is mint factory m sport, bought a 98 328I, see where im going with this! Lol Ive swapped both engines over straight swap with all auxiliaries etc The 99 now 328I runs perfect except not traction control, oh well ha But the m44...
  9. M44 to m52 conversion advice

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Currently mid swap, have both cars as a whole, only issue I have is the asc crap! The donor 328I is 98 with asc the 318is is 99 with asc, only difference in the two is the 318is has no secondary tb. How does that work out?!? How does the asc even work with no 2nd tb? When swapped the original...
  10. M44 to m52 straight swap, throttle position sensor question

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Im doing a swap, straight swap turning a 98 328I into a 318is and a 99 318is into a 328I. Alot of work but worth it as ive got a very clean 318is but need a bigger lump in it and the resell on the donor car with my old m44 will be almost as much as I paid for the donor 328I. Im well into the...
  11. 1998/9 m44 to m52 swap question

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, im currently swapping my m44 from a 99 for and m52 from a 98, I have both cars as whole ive swapped diff shafts and prop but the wiring has baffled me. On the 98 m52 it has beside the fuse box 2 round ports which lead to fuse box and one port just above the abs module, my m44 doesnt have...
  12. 98 m52 to 99 m44 wiring nightmare

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Was just stripping the car down when something dawned on me, my m44 is ob2 the same as the 98 m52 but it doesn't have 2 connectors next to the fuse box doesnt have any just the battery. How do I over come this?! As alot of wires are connected to these 2 ports. Cheers
  13. E36 m44 to m52 fuel lines

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi, just a quick post Im currently beginning an engine swap 318is to 328I m44 to m52 both coupe/convertible spec I have a donor car but I read somewhere you have to adapt the fuel lines?!? I cant see why though if that is the case?!? I mean the fuel pumps are identical and the fuel rail will...
  14. E36 m44 to m52 engine swap alarm clutch and engine mount question

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Swapping my m44 for a m52, a few questions My m44 1999 doesn't have an alarm just ews, i know to swap ews key fob and ignition ring with the ecu but is the alarm included in the ews ecu setup or is there a module for it I need to swap too? I know the speaker for the alarm is to be swapped over...
  15. 1997 m44 auto rear diff issue

    BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi the rear diff o my 1.9 auto is whistling constantly. It sounds like the pinion bearing is on the way out. Im finding it hard to track down the 4.44:1 diff i need for this. Does anyone know if i can use a diff from an e36 saloon and just change the cover plate on the rear of the diff to get...
  16. M44 OBD2 into M43 OBD1 car will this work?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    First of all hello everyone i am new here :) I have 2x E36 cars i have a 1996 318is coupe OBD2 and a 1994 318i saloon OBD1 i will be referring to the cars as 1996 & 1994 in this post. First of all the engine in the 1994 is dead it made it to 176k but now it refuses to start and just coughs...
  17. E36 318iS M44 compression test

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi All Been doing some investigation on a lumpy idle issue I'm having. As a bit of an FYI I carried out a compression test and all cylinders showed 230/240 PSI (Depending how you read the gauge) Main thing is all...
  18. E36 318iS M44 coupe lumpy idle

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi All I’ve been trying to figure out a lumpy idle issue I have on my e36 318iS M44 1998 coupe for a while. (This is a lengthy post with quite a bit of info so hang in with me ;) ) I’ve been working with another forum member to compare some notes and had some guidance, great tips & support...
  19. E36 m44 318is cold start misfire (another one)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hey everyone.. My name is Jonny from sunny Northern Ireland. I have been a viewer on the forum since I bought this car several months ago. I know there are hundreds of threads in existence on this topic already (I have read most if not all) but most don't seem to reach a conclusion. My issue: -...
  20. 1997 Z3Auto M44 High Emisions

    BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi, I've a pristine Z3 with the M44 engine but have some problems with emissions and fuel consumption. I've run it through INPA and initially there was a DTC for Air Volume Fow which I cleared and hasn't returned however it's still idling slightly rough and smells like its running rich. I've...