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BMW Z3 V8 Conversion

Discussion in 'General Banter' started by Luke, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Luke

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    Whats your ideas guys on V8 Z3 Conversion im thinking a Chevy Small Block.
     
  2. badman gee

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    Already been done!
     
  3. Luke

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    Aye i had seen i wanna have a crack at it myself. Its working out how easy it can be done.
     
  4. GazHyde

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    It's worth seeing if @deano1712 might drop by and impart some wisdom. He has fitted a V8 in his.
     
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    Fit a Diesel engine, never been done yet ;)
     
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    Not as daft as it sound because if you could fit say the straight 6 3.0L out of a 330D that would make a formidable tool with so much torque available.
     
  7. zedonist

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    I agree with Aceman these BMW diesel engines have been tuned to more torque than a ferrari F430, plenty on the web about it, and it would be great to see a Z3 diesel
     
  8. z3cade

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    I was being serious too.. Yes a 330d lump remapped in a z3 would be excellent.
     
  9. deano1712

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    Fitting a V8 cant be described as 'easy'. Count on several hundred hours work and plenty of technical issues. If you are competent enough its a satisfying experience to get it done. I have spent 500 to 1000 hours to date and over £10k. The cost can be brought down with secondhand parts (LS1, LS2 etc). Don't fit a LT engine they are old tech and give less power and are heavier.

    I also have a 330d 3-series and agree with the others that may be worth a look as a unique conversion. Mine give close to the torque of the LS3. It a heavy engine though.
     
  10. Luke

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    Hummm thanks for the reply's guys, Its a project for the months when im on leave a Diesel sounds like a really good idea torque is the bit you really want although i wonder if an X5 engine would fit! :p
     
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    Whatever you choose, the stoneguards will fit either :ymdevil:
     
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  12. zedonist

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    Anything is possible with a bit of imagination and determination :watching:
     
  13. Brian H

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    Love the idea of a 330d lump in a zed. Somebody do it and write some instructions :computer:.
     
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    but the 330d wouldn't sound like a V8!
     
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    Blimey old thread revived. Doesn't look like Luke has been on in well over a year so doesn't look like he took the plunge.
     
  16. smiffy

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    I clearly have far too much time on my hands if I'm googling "Z3 small block chevy".

    I need it to stop raining and warm up a bit so I can play cars and planes again!
     
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    If you start now you might get it done before next summer. A little winter tinkering as they say...!
    I can't think of anything wrong with a V8 rumble coming from a Z3.
     
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    I'm not pulling a perfectly servicable 2.8 out!

    but if I should stumble on a dead 1.9.......................

    and a Rover V8................