looks ok from the pics so what exactly are the problems with it?
lee's supercharged 318is
Steam from the exhaust unfortunately, hoping its bot the head gasket as I know they cost a small fortune
Car don't look too bad ! If it is head gasket most cases its cheaper to get a new engine unless u do the head gasket urself, good base for a project though
Cheers, had a price for new head gasket and it was around £1500
Recon engine was around £800 + £560 fitting including belts and oil.
Not sure of a good engine supplier though as their are so many rumours of rip offs.
It's going into bmw this week to see if it is head gasket or not, as I'm not entirely sure. Someone has told me it isn't bit all faults point to this
Very smart mate and an engine swap would be worth it imo
Good luck with the project, great cars the 330
1st rule of projects.... don't be scared. Go buy some spanners and tear the top of it off, much cheaper. It all goes back togeather how it came apart... and if it all goes wrong, then get a new lump. You won't loose much but will learn never to do that again, ebay the spanners and cut your losses. I'm just messin, welcome to the forum! I don't care much for modern cars but if I was forced at gunpoint to have one then it would be something like this... without the steam engine. Be nice to see it on the tarmac where it belongs
Cheers people, I know its been lowered from std and has 19" rims which fill the arches well.
Fingers crossed its not the head gasket as I know even with no experience in this area, if I gave it a go I would need specialist tools as its a vanos engine.
Don't want to have to get rid of it because of expense.
Looks like my kind of project!
Mate, if your not mechanically minded then this could cost a fair bit, but get stuck in yourself and you'll be amazed at how much you could save, plus it's great fun, trust me!
You will find an M54B30 engine on eBay for no more than £400 probably delivered on a pallet! Get a good workshop manual and away you go! Changing a head gasket isn't as daunting as it sounds either, but make sure that you get the head professionally skimmed at an engineering company!
The hardest part of the job will be setting up the timing if your a novice, but as i said, a good workshop manual will give you step by step instructions if your unsure!
By the way, are you sure that those wheels are 19", if so then they aren't genuine as MV2's only come in 18" rim size, having said that your car isn't a facelift model so would have originally had MV1 wheels so they are most likely reps, quite a lot of MV2 reps out there!
Good luck with the project, should be a good one, I'll keep an eye on this!
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Thanks for the advice, but I've failed to find an engine that cheap to be honest, most are around £1000.
The wheels are definitely 19", as I said I'm no bmw expert so I have no idea wether they are legit bmw wheels or not.
They look pretty good even though they need a refurb due to curbing.