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      07-13-2016, 07:54 AM   #1
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f30 318d engine swap to 325d

i just wondering, if i can swap my 318d to 325d for better performance.
anyone can enlighten me the process and parts would be needed to replace.gearbox,mount ecu...etc


thanks in advance.
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      07-13-2016, 08:30 AM   #2
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Regardless of the if/why/hows I can guarantee that it would be cheaper and far easier to sell your car and buy a 325d.

The only reason I can think of is if your engine was shot and needed replacing.
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      07-13-2016, 09:48 AM   #3
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I live in sri lanka and recent hike in import tax nearly impossible to buy any car or an equvalent.i love everything about the car and need bit more power.sweet handling of course what you expect from a M -Sport.
Seek more power!
Thanks.
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      07-25-2016, 04:49 PM   #4
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Is the background that you believe that both have the same engine hardware?

Besides the dual turbo charger of the 325d there are tons of different engine parts between 318d and 325d: Pistons, injectors, HP-pump, etc. etc.

By the way, best regards to SRI/Colombo, Ive been there last year
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      07-25-2016, 11:37 PM   #5
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Is the background that you believe that both have the same engine hardware?

Besides the dual turbo charger of the 325d there are tons of different engine parts between 318d and 325d: Pistons, injectors, HP-pump, etc. etc.

By the way, best regards to SRI/Colombo, Ive been there last year
Thanks for the reply.
In that case engine swap is possible?how difficult is it to fit 325d engine into 318d bay and any other additional work need to be done?
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      07-29-2016, 03:38 PM   #6
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Nothing is impossible, but I can't tell you in detail. I guess there might some other parts in the surroundings and electronics to be changed as well.
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      01-22-2019, 10:14 AM   #7
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Machang you will not believe! Also from lk and was browsing to see if a swap is even possible in an f30. Want to put an n20 in my 318i
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Machang you will not believe! Also from lk and was browsing to see if a swap is even possible in an f30. Want to put an n20 in my 318i
Yes. technically its possible. but big/complicated job i assume. you need to change engine/ ecu/ gear box/ diff etc. i mean the whole lot.
even if you find the Donner car the challenge is bringing down here and finding the tec know how guy to complete the job.
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      01-25-2019, 02:07 AM   #9
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Yes. technically its possible. but big/complicated job i assume. you need to change engine/ ecu/ gear box/ diff etc. i mean the whole lot.
even if you find the Donner car the challenge is bringing down here and finding the tec know how guy to complete the job.
just go buy the car you want, honestly not worth the hassle for a slight bump in performance. or modify your current car
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