Engine Swapping our BMW E30

8 nov 2020
775 488 Skatījumi

We complete a full engine conversion on our 1989 E30 BMW 320i. We bought this JDM model with a questionable history, including an engine that was broken so in this episode we replace it with something EPIC!
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  • ALL NEW PuRiTy TSHIRT: ►mightycarmods.com/collections/clothing/products/purity-t-shirt

    Mighty Car ModsMighty Car ModsPirms 24 dienām
    • @Joe Alex people swap them all the time so they could end up finding one with a 1jz in it and the fact it doesn't have a turbo is why its great, cause you get to put one in. also they all come with a 2JZ GE stock but people swap in the 2JZ GTE and the 1JZ GTE with the exception of the Altezza which is the Japanese version of the car and comes a couple weird variant engines. but if you import from America there's lots in great condition with the 2JZ waiting for the turbo. plus there cheap with usually no rust cause they dont need to salt their roads. And i would never expect any car enthusiast to know every car out there so i figure did give them a simple run down of the car incase they weren't familiar. i mean i live on the over side of the world from them, i have never been to Australia, only thing i know about the car scene out there is these guys and all they drive is subaru's, ricers and some of the most respectable vehicles that just where not born to go fast. anything else you wanna pick holes at?

      fallinbeeffallinbeefPirms 10 Stundām
    • @Furkan Internal Combustion - Tiny Little Pieces

      MKKMNNMKKMNNPirms 10 dienām
    • @Furkan me too, can't find it :(

      MKKMNNMKKMNNPirms 18 dienām
    • @Jordan Leach didn't find it

      MKKMNNMKKMNNPirms 18 dienām
    • @EdgyNumber1 www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=kw+to+hp

      Ivo KraaierIvo KraaierPirms 19 dienām
  • Imagine if TLC, The Learning Channel not the girl group, had content of this quality.

    RK YEGRK YEGPirms 2 dienām
  • I have wanted to put an LS engine in every car I have owned.

    RK YEGRK YEGPirms 2 dienām
  • 15:15 absolute gold

    Addam SiewdassAddam SiewdassPirms 2 dienām
  • What was the song at the 20 minute mark? 😯

    Tyler AugerTyler AugerPirms 3 dienām
  • take resonator off!

    Connar DownesConnar DownesPirms 3 dienām
  • Which modern engine fits the e30 like a glove?

    Odin PonziOdin PonziPirms 4 dienām
  • Hey Marty! What's that watch you're using, I love it 😁

    Marko KaljulaMarko KaljulaPirms 4 dienām
  • What is the weight distribution with that Chevy engine? Factory is 50/50..

    Skiboot DierSkiboot DierPirms 5 dienām
  • U never fixed the rust

    BR1 XHBR1 XHPirms 5 dienām
  • I remember when this show used to be directed toward commonfolk so they could afford the mods..

    Jason SparrowJason SparrowPirms 6 dienām
  • 20:10 Static-X?!

    RacingWithParamotorsRacingWithParamotorsPirms 6 dienām
  • Tiny little pieces - combustion

    crazymonkey626crazymonkey626Pirms 8 dienām
  • for the people who can't always get the help of someone profesional when they find rust like that on a car, dont worry. buy/rent or borrow a welder and get some sheet metal and a plier. You literally cant make it worse, so just give it a go. Bad welds and a ugly job is 10x better than rust

    KnallenKnallenPirms 9 dienām
  • I can't be the only person that would love to see a Tesla swap at some point form MCM?

    Scott VergeScott VergePirms 9 dienām
  • Yuck first engine swap you guys have done Im disappointed in. Smh s65 v8 would’ve been great and it’s actually a bmw engine

    ferrarikingdomferrarikingdomPirms 9 dienām
  • No need for music

    Jack FahunaJack FahunaPirms 10 dienām
  • Chuck a rotary in it like I’ve done with my E30 project!

    FazyLuckFazyLuckPirms 12 dienām
  • Please never put that music in your videos again, thanks

    Graham SongGraham SongPirms 12 dienām
  • Epic work guys

    Motheo LebeloMotheo LebeloPirms 12 dienām
  • I miss seeing Turbo Yoda & mechanical sting on the show get the lads to pop in I know theor busy on their own shows but lads have a bit of fun together

    Ed WilkoEd WilkoPirms 13 dienām
  • Doesn’t matter what kinda car lover you are. Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Euro, sooner than later you will end up with Bald Eagles 🦅 Caw Caw!!!

    ZE_GERMANZE_GERMANPirms 13 dienām
  • That fistbump sync @ 22:06 thoooo 🔥

    dckstrdckstrPirms 13 dienām
  • That knuckle bump after tightening the intake hose clamp was badass

    BETA BoyzBETA BoyzPirms 14 dienām
  • Twin Turbo the LS to beat 2 sexy

    Trevor NoltingTrevor NoltingPirms 14 dienām
  • Hell yeah, I just found the end video to the build and seeing the intricate little mods done so that everything aligns perfectly. I must say I like the little mods that are fitted with the new baffled oil sump and oil filter relocation kit as it well and truly helps with ease of access for minor servicing. The classic rtv gasket sealant internet joke cracked me up 🤣

    Jake HarperJake HarperPirms 14 dienām
  • Should of done bmw e60 v10

    Corey ConwayCorey ConwayPirms 14 dienām
  • Damn auzzies and their kilowatts 😂😂

    Joshua FosterJoshua FosterPirms 15 dienām
  • Who cares if LS swaps are common? That little BMW turd is going to HAUL ARSE and that’s all that matters!

    Revelair Fan ManRevelair Fan ManPirms 15 dienām
  • Ah yes, an LSThreeE30

    CrowCrowPirms 15 dienām
  • I thought they gonna put 2JZ))

    Bulik 616681Bulik 616681Pirms 16 dienām
  • The fact that these two haven’t made a cameo in any of the fast and furious movies is a crime

    Evan PeckEvan PeckPirms 16 dienām
  • I'd love for you guys to work on a car this old from the UK or somewhere else that's cold and wet... you two seriously don't know how lucky you are when it comes to crust!

    LewisLewisPirms 16 dienām
  • Holy crap! An American V8 on MCM? The whole world has gone crazy... for about the 4th time this year.

    Devlin OshayDevlin OshayPirms 16 dienām
  • stop with the LS shit

    Ragnar LothbrokRagnar LothbrokPirms 16 dienām
  • Bang an e34 on left of e30... :D:D:D:D:D

    Lucian FlorinLucian FlorinPirms 17 dienām
  • Я понимаю что это "баварский трактор " и все дела. Но почему не от пескоструить и заварить?

    Николай ГалкинНиколай ГалкинPirms 17 dienām
  • its been like 2 years since i saw mighty car mods... didnt sub back then just rabbit holed my way here then and back again now! SUBBED! AND YOU HAVE SOME A LONG WAY SINCE THE Super charged mini and the old man subie!

    The Official James MartinThe Official James MartinPirms 17 dienām
  • Зашел с русскоязычного канала посмотреть что свапают, думал джэй будет ((

    Леонид БодровЛеонид БодровPirms 17 dienām
  • Loving the 80s vibes with the tunes Moog!

    James DaveyJames DaveyPirms 17 dienām
  • "M20B25 biggest engine other than the M car" BMW South Africa: "ahhh e30 333i?"

    Saint_Misfit _V2Saint_Misfit _V2Pirms 17 dienām
  • 👍

    Мереке СактаганМереке СактаганPirms 17 dienām
  • there literally can not be a 500kg difference in your car and the stock one

    NutriFIT nutritie si fitnesNutriFIT nutritie si fitnesPirms 17 dienām
  • MOOG! I need to know the track at ~21:08 PLEASE

    Matt SnyderMatt SnyderPirms 17 dienām
    • Same, I need to know as well

      ArktosArktosPirms 11 dienām
  • American V8?..... i was hoping for something jdm..... or a M62B44 / S62B50 supercharged! i dont know man.... :/

    FreakkyJackFreakkyJackPirms 17 dienām
  • What are moogs pants. 5:01

    Ryan BoucherRyan BoucherPirms 17 dienām
  • I was chanting ls swap and then got hype

    Nicholas JohnstonNicholas JohnstonPirms 18 dienām
  • Old bimmers have such good chassis, perfect for mods 🤟

    Flagship GarageFlagship GaragePirms 18 dienām
  • That is a narrow car. Like my 66 mustang. Install an IFS kit and you can put a monster motor. So easy.

    Stove GuyStove GuyPirms 18 dienām
  • As an aussie classic BMW owner I fully support this and don't listen to the nay-sayers. What people around the world don't appreciate is that you work with what you can use. BMWs in Australia were twice the price and hardly ever came with big engines or man trans. We've got about 5% of what you can get in Europe or USA and good luck finding a s50 or s52, and because the bell housing is integral to the german trans, good luck finding a manual since the m20 or m30 days. We can get a small amount of LSx so that makes sense. Even turboing a BMW i6 is a pain due to the RHD steering column. Personally I want another BMW but this time a touring, like a e46 330i touring or a e39 540 touring but they never sold them here (E:only 320i for the e46 or 530i max for the e39) and they're all auto. I'd love a 330 or 530 or a 540i manual trans touring but they don't seem to have ever been offered here - we just got smaller engined and/or overpriced autos so we don't have the bmw build options anyway. MCM have done 1-2 LSx so it's not boring for us, the barra don't fit (and they've done barras before), 2jz would be boring as it's been done a lot before elsewhere.

    fo3fo3Pirms 18 dienām
  • where is the oil filter?

    Nate MaierNate MaierPirms 18 dienām
  • All this for a shitty video game tie-in... sigh

    produKtNZproduKtNZPirms 19 dienām
  • Shoutout to us Polish in the crowd, Kransky is good ;)

    mazz's maker spacemazz's maker spacePirms 19 dienām
  • Thank you for showing rust, love you boys

    Jake DowneyJake DowneyPirms 19 dienām
  • 🥺this was such a long journey

    MC LDMC LDPirms 19 dienām
  • You have no steering if this bolts out, but still needed to Hammer to get of splines 😂😂

    SimplePicturesSimplePicturesPirms 19 dienām
  • Absolutely murdered the tracks on this

    Isaiah WoodIsaiah WoodPirms 19 dienām
  • This ain’t a BMW anymore...🙄

    Paul-Ove EidemPaul-Ove EidemPirms 19 dienām
  • What song starts playing at 18:00?

    Ruben GarciaRuben GarciaPirms 19 dienām
  • Ahhh the LS, the most hated and the most loved engine!!!! If it was up to me, there would be an LS in every vehicle my wife and I own, including our Honda s2000 and Scion XB. Sorry S2000 purists but an LS would be sweet!!!!

    FabianFabianPirms 19 dienām
  • Хорошая работа, парни! From Russia With Love!

    YuRichYuRichPirms 19 dienām
  • Rear mount turbo on the horizon. Bet.

    NWJFNWJFPirms 19 dienām
  • 24.04 naked foot warning

    Chris PariaugChris PariaugPirms 19 dienām
  • Great Video and music choice ... you boys need a hoist in your shed ... but I appreciate your dedication to your shade tree mechanic roots

    Chris PariaugChris PariaugPirms 19 dienām
  • And there was me hoping you'd stick to a Euro engine. I respect the fact it's cheap and powerful but I just feel meh towards LS swaps. Thumbs down for me.

    Remko KentropRemko KentropPirms 19 dienām
  • I bought a gearbox adapter off brintech once... What's the point of having 0.01mm precision designing a part when you're going to send it out with plasma cut holes for bolts and dowels? Nothing tapped, nothing drilled, didn't fit.

    abc 123abc 123Pirms 19 dienām
  • 11:32 checks his hammer hahaha

    Tyler StilwellTyler StilwellPirms 20 dienām
  • an LS? ......... nah boys...... what about the 335i twin turbo n motors??? or the n63 turbo v8? shit

    Josh PearceJosh PearcePirms 20 dienām
  • It's impressive to get the toe all set that early.

    Scott OrdScott OrdPirms 20 dienām
  • While an LS swap makes sense in a pile of ways.....it's quite boring and lacks style

    RahhhhhnmanRahhhhhnmanPirms 20 dienām
  • Aint no cure for cubes.

    CretkensighCretkensighPirms 20 dienām
  • What torque wrench is that? Looks fun

    cloudycloudscloudycloudsPirms 20 dienām
  • JDM German car. AUDM American Engine. Where's the purity man?

    Ahmad TajyAhmad TajyPirms 20 dienām
  • 11:26 should’ve been a slomo shot boys ! ;)

    Nabeel JumaNabeel JumaPirms 20 dienām
  • Nice, I’m running a 1UZ V8 in one of my E30s also running a R200 Nissan LSD, but I went E36 5 stud. Love that the diffs are everywhere and like $200 for a LSD while the E30 LSDs go for $1200

    Sam BrockieSam BrockiePirms 20 dienām
  • ngl was expecting a barra

    bruh momentbruh momentPirms 20 dienām
  • GMW

    SgtThUND3RSgtThUND3RPirms 20 dienām
  • just wow!!!

    Atem S.Atem S.Pirms 20 dienām
  • Metal version of 2Sexy anyone....hmmmmm? 🤘

    Jeremiah StoryJeremiah StoryPirms 20 dienām
  • Moog put some killer music in this episode! Definitely need an album on Apple Music or something!

    cool2goocool2gooPirms 20 dienām
  • Out of curiosity is there a reason you switched from hexagonal bolts to allens?

    R HR HPirms 20 dienām
  • Boo

    Jacob PierceyJacob PierceyPirms 20 dienām
  • Is no one going to mention the absolute state of those welds on the manifold ?

    lynx tslynx tsPirms 20 dienām
  • I would swap M52B28 stroker.

    - rɘact '- rɘact 'Pirms 20 dienām
  • Has Moog ever released the song playing at 21:45?

    Tulle RönnmyrTulle RönnmyrPirms 20 dienām
    • Tiny little pieces - internal combustion

      James AndrewJames AndrewPirms 10 dienām
  • Pls more content like this....

    Shubham AnantShubham AnantPirms 20 dienām
  • I hope you guys don't ditch that body kit, I've never cared for BMWs let alone E30s but that bumper has me thinking about one

    Samuel PaniaguaSamuel PaniaguaPirms 20 dienām
  • Time for some new poly bushings. Those old factory style rubber ones arent going to last long.

    Chris BriggsChris BriggsPirms 20 dienām
  • @vtuned garage

    Conrad FajardoConrad FajardoPirms 20 dienām
  • Song name anyone? 20:09

    JDM JakeJDM JakePirms 20 dienām
  • If you join the exhaust further down , the Y, it will sound better for a single exit exhaust, early exhaust on Taylor Ray's LS miata sounded super sick.

    Carlos RiveraCarlos RiveraPirms 20 dienām
  • Did you really reuse the exhaust manifold bolts...

    Kermit StanbachKermit StanbachPirms 20 dienām
    • I guess that's for purity.

      Kermit StanbachKermit StanbachPirms 20 dienām
  • the least imaginative and boring engine swap in the history of mankind... ok, nice i guess..

    NokturnalNokturnalPirms 20 dienām
  • why not a v8 from a e92 ?

    SadzSadzPirms 20 dienām
  • Bit dissapointed. Bmw would have had better options for engines. The ls is a good block, but valves people, valves. 4 valves breathe easier than 2.

    TheFinnishComradeTheFinnishComradePirms 20 dienām
  • MCM what was the diod name that you wanted to order in the end? I couldn't here it :)

    Tomasz KozuszkiewiczTomasz KozuszkiewiczPirms 20 dienām
  • Looking forward to seeing this one on the track. The Purity is just next level.

    coffeemaddancoffeemaddanPirms 20 dienām
  • I do like that very much but how much is the kit I have a car and an LS 2 👍👍

    David BarnsleyDavid BarnsleyPirms 20 dienām
  • What ever happened to turbo Yoda.

    Jared WilsonJared WilsonPirms 20 dienām
  • LS 😴💤

    ClubDuckClubDuckPirms 21 dienas
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