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    Bought a 1993 M3... Euro??

    I bought a 1993 M3 with around 330 KMs on it. This is my 3rd e36 in just over a year I dont know much about the car and the owner knows even less. Its in pretty bad shape body wise but for 1200$ i could'nt care less.

    I'm not sure but I was doing some research and I believe this might be a euro S50B30 which would make me a very lucky and happy guy. Does anyone have any info about this car and what kind of mods would be needed to put a turbo or supercharger in? Any wise word or advise from other S50B30 owners would be much appreciated.

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    It might wise to first figure out for sure what you actually bought before you start buying mods. If Euro M3s weren't sold in Canada, I somehow doubt the owner wouldn't know anything about the car since they would be quite rare and probably a bit pricey.
    Just my 2c.

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    thats a great price

    yes its euro
    pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thundercat View Post
    thats a great price

    yes its euro
    pics?
    how do you know?






    post a pic of the engine

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmetaljacket View Post
    I bought a 1993 M3 with around 330 KMs on it. This is my 3rd e36 in just over a year I dont know much about the car and the owner knows even less. Its in pretty bad shape body wise but for 1200$ i could'nt care less.

    I'm not sure but I was doing some research and I believe this might be a euro S50B30 which would make me a very lucky and happy guy. Does anyone have any info about this car and what kind of mods would be needed to put a turbo or supercharger in? Any wise word or advise from other S50B30 owners would be much appreciated.
    At 93' it could well be a Euro since that's a very early M3 and I think the US got them a year or two later.

    330,000 km's is a quite a bit to add FI, would you be rebuilding the whole thing at the same time?

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    The US spec M3 didn't come around until '95 AFAIK, sounds like that thing will need quite a bit of work to get it back to DD status. 330kms is quite a bit of mileage.. you're probably looking at an engine rebuild at the very least before going FI.

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    No offense but I call BS. Post pics or better yet I'll come and take pics.
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    I'll take pictures when I get the chance I didn't even pick the car up yet I just put a deposit I'm waiting to work things out with seller.

    I will definitely open the engine up see what it needs when I get it I'm already sure needs a valve adjustment at least.

    Its probably too early to start thinking about FI but I was wondering if it was a good idea to turbo or supercharge this engine would it be worth it ?

    Ohh and carjoe I might have take you up on that photo session since I dont have a camera right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fmetaljacket View Post
    I'll take pictures when I get the chance I didn't even pick the car up yet I just put a deposit I'm waiting to work things out with seller.

    I will definitely open the engine up see what it needs when I get it I'm already sure needs a valve adjustment at least.

    Its probably too early to start thinking about FI but I was wondering if it was a good idea to turbo or supercharge this engine would it be worth it ?

    Ohh and carjoe I might have take you up on that photo session since I dont have a camera right now.
    I thought E36's all had hydraulic lifters, hence no need for valve adjustment..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by exodus454 View Post
    I thought E36's all had hydraulic lifters, hence no need for valve adjustment..?
    Yep. No valve adjustments on our cars. They can be shimmed if the valvetrain is worn or changed, but that's it.

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    The S50B30 (3.0L Euro M3 engine, 286bhp) doesn't have hydraulic lifters. Valves need to be adjusted periodically.

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    its a euro
    there are a few in canada, which have been imported from europe

    check the build date too
    there should be a production number too. I dont remember out of how many

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicklle36 View Post
    The S50B30 (3.0L Euro M3 engine, 286bhp) doesn't have hydraulic lifters. Valves need to be adjusted periodically.
    Oh. Didn't know that. Is it only the Euro models?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicklle36 View Post
    The S50B30 (3.0L Euro M3 engine, 286bhp) doesn't have hydraulic lifters. Valves need to be adjusted periodically.
    Interesting.. I want solid lifters too

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    I thought Euros' were 94 only. They were all documented somewhere, can't find the location though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicklle36 View Post
    The S50B30 (3.0L Euro M3 engine, 286bhp) doesn't have hydraulic lifters. Valves need to be adjusted periodically.
    You mean S50b32. . . S50b30 is the us model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fmetaljacket View Post
    Its probably too early to start thinking about FI but I was wondering if it was a good idea to turbo or supercharge this engine would it be worth it ?
    The s50b32 is an incredible platform to turbo. Go to the FI subforum and search for Sweden. See what people with even longer and colder winters can do with that engine.

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