Honda K-Series Swap What? 1985 BMW 318i

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between Japan and Germany, between BMW and Honda, and it lies between the pit of mechanic’s shop floor and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Swaplife Zone. It is a place where a Honda K-series engine lives inside a BMW E30 chassis. Find this 1985 BMW 318i offered for $12,000 in Fort Collins, CO via craigslist. Tip from Cory.

From the seller:

1985 BMW 318i
condition: good
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 188000
paint color: grey
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: sedan
1985 BMW 318i K-swap project. 188k on chassis.
-2006 Acura RSX Type S K20Z1 motor, 67k miles
-K Power swap kit with Hondata K-Pro V4 ECU
-Long tube exhaust header
-Getrag 260 Transmission, e46 clutch and custom K power flywheel
-4.10 LSD diff, also have 2.79 welded diff to go with it
-E36 5 lug swap from a 94 318ti with SRS-Concepts conversion kit
-New powerflex adjustable bushings all around, new subframe bushings
-New brakes and rotors all around
-SS braided brake lines
-New driveshaft
-Wilwood manual brake booster with SRS-Concepts booster delete kit V2
-Z3 2.7 turn steering rack
-Fuelab adjustable pressure regulator, 255 lph fuel pump
-Custom aluminum radiator
-Custom shift linkage
-more things I don’t remember I’m sure

I’m selling my project e30. I’ve been working on it for 2 years, I’ve decided it’s time to move on, it’s no longer enjoyable for me to work on. It does start up, and can move on its own power but it is not running right. I only have a base tune on it to get it running. The paint job was done about 6 months before I took out the original m10 motor. It was done by the previous owner who was a paint and body guy. I have a ton of parts that go with it. Almost complete beige interior if you don’t like the blue interior, have a good condition dash with 1 small crack that needs install.

Things that need finished:
-Brakes need adjusting/bleeding.
-Clutch needs rebled, it’s catching pretty low.
-Coolant needs done, currently only have water in it to test for leaks and run the motor.
-Tuning the motor to get it running right.
-Finish exhaust, there is one on there but it’s only a mock up. It does have a catalytic convertor on it.
-Power steering manual block off plate is leaking, needs new copper rings.
-Cold air intake needs made and vacuum hoses ran to it.
-It’s a project, probably something else I haven’t discovered yet.

Ask any questions you have, I have a lot of knowledge on this car since I’ve done most the work on it. This will have to be towed, do not expect it to drive home.

Asking 12k or best offer. I have a lot more into it than that, this would be a great deal for an almost completed e30 kswap! I can’t even guess at the amount of hours in this car, well over 200 for sure. Don’t need to sell, offers not in person will be ignored. I will not negotiate price over text, only in person. Cash only, no I will not take payments, not interested in trades, shipping will be unlikely unless you make full payment and cleared at bank before being shipped, no wire transfers. Located in Loveland Colorado. Don’t need help selling.

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