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honda s2000 engine

Postby sh123 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:43 am

Has anybody got any info on fitting a s2000 to a e36?

just seen this, which got me thinking :) seeing as i think my m44 engine is gutless :cry:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYVZrwUPyGk
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Re: honda s2000 engine

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Re: honda s2000 engine

Postby Garry.M » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:38 am

My mate fitted one in to his compact. ....it wasn't the easiest installs. Dry sump kit required ...which means you've got to box in the dry sump tank in boot area . The steering column fouled the exhaust manifold. The 6 speed box really needs a mega low cwp to make it work properly . He had loads of issues along the way on rallys and eventually took it out after it ran the bottom end and fitted a 2.8 m52 engine - which he wishes he'd fitted from the start !.....He said it feels far faster and easier to drive .
He seen the s2000 engine/box option as cheap power - but he didn't appreciate that he was going to need standalone management and a dry sump system. ...which added over £2k to his £2250 engine and box costs . He then bought jenveys for it to give more grunt - another £1700 bringing his cheap power plant to over £6k by the time he had it mapped ...exh mods etc .
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Re: honda s2000 engine

Postby lahondal » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:56 pm

It seems not the easiest swap.

But a mate of mine have fitted the s2000 gearbox on a 325 E30 and i have the opportunity to try it, its simply lovely, far far better than the shitty bmw gearbox...

A M52B28 engine, M50 manifold, a decent exhaust system and a S2000 gearox i think is the best upgrade for the money that can be done before a S50/S52 engine....

Then is my next upgrade...
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Re: honda s2000 engine

Postby sh123 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:22 pm

Thanks for your replies.

Seems that this conversion is to much hassle.

Its going in a road rally car. So 6cyl and throttle bodies are out the question. I had though of going down a s14 route but have to have a single throttle body.

Are there any other easy/decent conversions with easy power out there? Duratec/xe?

Im just doing some research now. See what msa decide at the end of the year. About different make engines

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Re: honda s2000 engine

Postby sh123 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:05 pm

Does anyone know for sure if a s14 isnt allowed on road rally?
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Re: honda s2000 engine

Postby rearwheelsteercompact » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:19 am

When we built our Compact we wasted loads of time considering and trying non BMW engine options (and fabricating to suit). Stick to a BMW engine and it's all much more straight forward.
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