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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by Mik3y, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. Mik3y

    Mik3y Regular Member
    British Zeds The M44 Massive

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    Hi I'm mike 35 from Bradford, my first BMW and Z3 bought only 2 weeks ago....... My first venture away from VW for a long time but not regretting the little roadster love it already.....
    My Z3 is a 2.0 valver with full history and a stack of receipts for various bits its in good condition, but like all old cars needs a bits here and there doing first job being a full exhaust........ If anyones got any advice that would be great thanks for looking mike IMG-20140416-WA000.jpg
     
  2. GazHyde

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    Welcome @Mik3y :welcome:,

    I started off with a 2.0, and it's a lovely smooth engine. Your looks in pretty original condition too.

    Long Life always gets mentioned for replacement exhaust systems...

    Cheers, Gary
     
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  3. Mik3y

    Mik3y Regular Member
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    Thank you....... I would of liked a bigger engine but this came up local on ebay and upon veiwing it I couldn't say no, feels amazing whizzing about in !! Once I've got its exhaust and other bits ill be looking to take it to Awesome in Manchester and getting it on the rolling road and get a remap maybe..... Just want a bit more from her think ill be happy then ;0)
     
  4. hard top

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    Welcome from me too.
     
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  5. FRANKIE

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    Hi, Mike. Welcome to the forum. Happy to have you with us. Thought I saw someone selling a stainless steel exhaust here but didn't look at the post as I'm from the other side of the pond. Frankie
     
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    :welcome: to the forum from me too, you've found a great place, lots of banter and knowledge.:drinks:
     
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  7. Mik3y

    Mik3y Regular Member
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    Thank you ;o)
     
  8. Boysie

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    Welcome to a great forum
    You will like or not gain a vast amount of knowledge on here ;)
    Enjoy your zed
     
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  9. zedonist

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    Welcome from me too, are you sure it is a 2.0, it looks narrow body?
     
  10. Aceman

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    Mmm, I see what you mean and looks like it is on a "R" plate. Mik3y what year is it the 2.0 didn't come out until the facelift which was '99 and looking at your pic that is a pre-facelift you have there so you probably have a 1.9 4cyl model which is still a very good engine in its own right so please don't think any less of it.

    Anyway a big welcome from me you have certainly found a great place to enjoy your new toy. I am not too far away from you so if you ever need any help just give me a shout.
     
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  11. hard top

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    I can understand calling a 1.9 a 2 itr if you are new to BMW as loads of manufactures used/still do it, just with BMW it is 4 & 6 pot.
     
  12. zedonist

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    I think it's great, will be yet another to the M44 Massive!

    98 was the first release if the 2.0 in left hand drive, early face lifts being produced in 99.

    As Aceman says the 1.9 is a fantastic engine, I am it's biggest advocate
     
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  13. t-tony

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    Hi Mike a big welcome from here in Lincoln. Mine is a 2 ltr (1991cc 6 cyl.) but is an auto, even so, now I've got her running right fairly nippy. I'm also considering a remap when we get back from Florida. This is a great forum you bound to enjoy all the knowledge and banter.
     
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  15. bonzo

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    Welcome from Bonzo and Zelda. :drinks: You should have held out for a velvet sixer you know, most of the M44 1.9ers on here wished they had! =))
     
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  16. zedonist

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    Is your heavy iron engine getting you down again Bonzo?
     
  17. bonzo

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    It's alloy you plonker!
     
  18. Mik3y

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    Yeah you guys are right its technically a 1.9 isn't it? yeah I kinda wanted a bigger engine but when I drove it felt plenty enough for me, I mean valvers are still fast right? I don't know much about these cars but I had a 2.0 16v Corrado pushing 182bhp turned out it had race cams and a small remap? I have faith magic things can happed to the baby Z3 ??? :0(
     
  19. Mik3y

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  20. bonzo

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    You could always put a 2.8 badge on the back like Zedonist has done! :rolleyes:
     
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