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Discussion in 'General Banter' started by Luke, Oct 31, 2013.
Whats your ideas guys on V8 Z3 Conversion im thinking a Chevy Small Block.
Already been done!
Aye i had seen i wanna have a crack at it myself. Its working out how easy it can be done.
It's worth seeing if @deano1712 might drop by and impart some wisdom. He has fitted a V8 in his.
Fit a Diesel engine, never been done yet
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.
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
I was being serious too.. Yes a 330d lump remapped in a z3 would be excellent.
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.
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!
Whatever you choose, the stoneguards will fit either
Anything is possible with a bit of imagination and determination
Love the idea of a 330d lump in a zed. Somebody do it and write some instructions .
but the 330d wouldn't sound like a V8!
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.
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!
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.
I'm not pulling a perfectly servicable 2.8 out!
but if I should stumble on a dead 1.9.......................
and a Rover V8................