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What's the biggest bmw engine that could fit into a 323i (that you could get for less than 10k)?
 

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you can get a used 330 engine for a few K and then a few more to have it installed.

Also could put a E36 motor in it, but it will never be legal.

tim
 

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Very good luck on the price. You may try to find a salvaged 330 engine. Aside from the engine cost, the updates to everything else related to the ECU is a killer expense too...

You say "big" like it is a "fitment" issue. The 330 enigne uses the same block as the 325, but with a longer stroke (different crankshaft, oil pan, etc, etc.....) so it will fit in the engine compartment. Changing everything else related to the engine swap will be far more expensive than just buying a new car. Except for replacing a blown engine that is not cevered by warranty (i.e., having a 323 with a blown engine with no resale value), you should realistically just buy a different BMW dude. Only my opinion. As always, modding is not an investment. Go for it.
 

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tim330i said:
you can get a used 330 engine for a few K and then a few more to have it installed.

Also could put a E36 motor in it, but it will never be legal.

tim
Why would it be ilegal?
 
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