Your Projects: A Home-Brewed, LS-Swapped E30 BMW

By Colin Wood
Oct 27, 2020 | BMW, LS swap, Your Projects, 318i

When something breaks, sometimes the best option is to swap in a bigger engine instead of fixing whatever broke.

Such is the case for forum user BeardedMuffin, who after experiencing some engine difficulties with a BMW 318i (not be confused with a 318is), decided the best course of action was to drop in a Chevrolet LS V8. Sure, BearededMuffin may not be the first to person to put a LS in an E30-chassis BMW, but we are suckers for a home-brewed engine swap.

Since the beginning of the thread, the LS-powered 318 now runs under its own power, and even has a custom exhaust that really lets its new V8 heart breathe.

To see what sort of shenangins this LS-swapped BMW 318i gets into, be sure to check out the build thread over on the Builds and Project Cars Forum.

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