3 speed to 4 speed change out

145

Asked by Dec 19, 2010 at 05:58 PM about the 1984 BMW 3 Series 318i Coupe

Question type: Car Customization

I am interested in changing out a 3 speed auto trans. from 84' 318i for one from 86' 4 speed auto out of 325es. can it be done

5 Answers

2,965

No. Two completely different engines. Tranny from an M20 engine wont mount to an M10. http://m10racer.com/default.aspx http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_M20

145

I see that some 85's came with the 4 speed and that it used a different torque converter. don't they use a different bell housing to mount the trans. to the eingine

2,965

Like a said, two different type of engines. The 318i is a M10 4 cylinder the 325e/i is a 6 cylinder M20 engine. IT WILL NOT WORK.

2,965

E30 chassis BMWs are so plentiful, and can be had for a low cost. Why not just buy a 325i 5 speed manual?

145

Ok i'll give up the idea. thanks for your input

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

3 Series

Looking for a Used 3 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 30,253 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Search BMW 3 Series Questions

BMW 3 Series Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,670
#2 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 1,580
#3 Michael Branan
Michael Branan
Reputation 1,210
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series
468 Great Deals out of 15,437 listings starting at $500
Used Ford Mustang
541 Great Deals out of 45,846 listings starting at $1,999
Used Honda Accord
948 Great Deals out of 77,757 listings starting at $899
Used BMW 6 Series
87 Great Deals out of 2,887 listings starting at $7,200
Used Chevrolet Camaro
243 Great Deals out of 31,194 listings starting at $369
Used BMW 7 Series
164 Great Deals out of 5,956 listings starting at $2,999
Used Dodge Charger
452 Great Deals out of 29,324 listings starting at $2,300

Used Cars For Sale

2017 BMW 3 Series For Sale
114 Great Deals out of 7,712 listings starting at $26,986
2016 BMW 3 Series For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 2,534 listings starting at $19,995
2015 BMW 3 Series For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 919 listings starting at $15,885
2014 BMW 3 Series For Sale
174 Great Deals out of 4,367 listings starting at $12,995
2013 BMW 3 Series For Sale
56 Great Deals out of 1,957 listings starting at $11,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.