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I have recently aquired a european version 518i - The car is in fairly rough shape and I may just end up parting it out.

If I do I will have a 1.8 litre high compression engine and 5 sp transmission available.

Has anyone ever done a transplant of this type into an 02?

I realize that this is a smaller engine.....but I believe the european variant of the 1.8 is about 150 hp.



Sources for a centerlink and a steering box for a 1974....I know there are a bunch of places....but what are your reccommendations?


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Is it similar to the 1.8 in the e30 318i? What year is the 518? Probably the motor would fit OK, and might be a nice match in a 2002. What FI system is it, L-Jet? I'd be surprised if they got an honest 150hp out of that 1.8; the later twincam 1.8 M42 motor was rated at less than 140hp with over 10:1 compression.


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