The m42 swap is one of our specialties. I did the swap on my personal car about five years ago and have not had to touch anything engine related since. The m42 comes from the 91-95 BMW 318s. (91 being the best for the swap). The engine is light, high revving, economical, and VERY reliable. If you are looking for mounts check the shop link above. Or if you want to send your car to us for a conversion please contact us.
A little different swap becasue it the m42 was not going in a 2002 but this time an NK 2000c. Also it has an automatic and not a manual trans. I like it looks like a space ship from the outside and a boat from the inside.
If you would like to read more about this swap follow the full build thread on BMW2002FAQ here.
A few pictures.
The m42 in…
All hooked up and running
A quick pic of the interior. Automatic trans from an e36. It also got a custom electronic speedo.