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Am i crazy for thinking this?

Discussion in 'Progress Threads' started by Lee, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. Lee

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    So most of you know I drive an M, Lovely car and plenty of speed to give any high end sports car a run for its money.

    I love my M and don’t want to put to many miles on her (He says putting 20,000 just this year)
    So Z3's are at reasonable prices at the moment and with my level of engineering skills my mind began to wonder.

    Not only do I tinker a lot with Z3's but i also tinker with a lot of the cars in the performance Bmw scene.


    So cutting to the chase:
    What if........... (bare with me) I was to put a Diesel engine in a zed???????????

    Ok theirs the issues with the torque (randy Forbes kit) But it think this could be totally do ‘able if that’s a word. Just image the 3.0 single turbo diesel engine from the E46 with some nice mapping.
    300bhp with over 500 pounds of torque, these engines are pretty quiet even with over 150,000 on the clock.
    Am i really crazy for thinking this??
     
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  2. hard top

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    No, why? Go for it........:beer
     
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  3. Brian H

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    Lee you are not crazy, I often wondered if i could get a E46 330d engine with a six speed box in my Z.
     
  4. GazHyde

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    So when are we going to start?

    I've had the same thought previously, and think getting 50-60mpg from a Z3 with that kind of power would be hilarious.
     
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  5. Lee

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    @GazHyde well once we have put the brakes back on the right way round, re attached the flux capacitor and neon lights we can start looking for a suitable candidate. @BMBabe =))
     
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  6. Brian4

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    It is a big heavy lump so may upset handling and the post 2007 ones are better. Just the electronics integration as a problem.
     
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    Neon lights what the f... Hell no I am not putting myself forward for that!!
     
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  8. t-tony

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    I agree BMBabe, xenons are much nicer.;)
    Tony.
     
  9. oldcarman

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    Not even the colour changing neons with the strobe effect undulating sensually under the car as you race out in the early morning darkness to meet up for your free breakie?? JIM
     
  10. spurs fan in a coupe

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    What's this about a free breakie?
     
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    Why do you need a randy forbes kit, cant get angle iron in your neck of the woods?
     
  12. BMBabe

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    I think @oldcarman was referring to last Sunday @GazHyde bought me a sausage and egg mcmuffin
     
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  13. spurs fan in a coupe

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    I thought mine and Lee's secret breakfast/Z3 hood removal dates were outed!

    Luckily it seems no one else knows about them still!
     
  14. David Cullen

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    interesting thought, are you bored? looking for something to do? lol personally i wouldnt dream of doing that to an M :-( you obviously didnt buy the car for fuel economy :) so why look at that now? need more power? super charge and turbo ;-) your call but you did ask and that is my opinion ;-)
     
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    I think Lee is actually thinking of making an M44 really MASSIVE.:ymdevil:

    Tony.
     
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  16. GazHyde

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    @Lee and I had a good chat about this over coffee tonight before resuming Project Panther, and the plan is taking shape...
     
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    Your secret is safe, I still haven't heard about it!! JIM
     
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    Well even if he has, he will have forgotten about when spring gets to Pine Falls.;)
     
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  19. Lee

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    @David Cullen I wouldnt dream of touching my M, I was thinking of picking a dog of a zed and go from there.

    @spurs fan in a coupe the cat is out the bag now, everyone will be wanting breakfast on arrival :banghead:
     
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  20. Dino D

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    Interesting idea but if going tondo all that work then a V8 on lpg or a 6cyl on lpg + supercharger/turbo will be very interesting.

    Then you get the big torque, great sound and economy!
     
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