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S54 engines

Discussion in 'Z3 M Roadster & Coupé' started by noZyet, May 7, 2012.

  1. noZyet

    noZyet Regular Member

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    I'm totally sure that I'm showing my ignorance, but just in case somebody doesn't know about the problems with S54 engines in the (few) Z's around, I came across this this morning (when it was tipping down outside)- also if buying one the interesting point is at the bottom of page 11 (I think) - explains about the sticker that should be applied to the "B" post to denote that the engine has been upgraded by BMW.
    http://members.roadfly.org/jason/m3engines.htm
    I'll creep away quietly again now.

    noZyet

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  2. GazHyde

    GazHyde The Gaz Monkey
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    Welcome to Zorg 'noZyet'

    I'm guessing by your forum name & signature piccy you are possibly trading up from a Merc :D What are you looking for?

    I have no idea about the S54 engine (or in fact any of the engines!) but it looks like a useful article!

    Cheers, Gary
     
  3. noZyet

    noZyet Regular Member

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    Ha Ha - thanks for the welcome, Gary. You never know I just might - if only they'd made a V8 Z!!! I know people have done it but I'm not that patient !!

    Cheers

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    Welcome noZYet, maybe look out for a Z8? ;) they have a nice v8 in them :D
     
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    No S54 Z3m's will have tis sticker as none had the recall.

    BMW quoted that the lower red line of the S54 Z3m (7,400 RPM v 8,000 RPM of the M3) meant that the Z3m's did not require a modification.

    Some Z3m's have had the work done as goodwill by BMW but BMW would not record it as a warranty item (much like rear cross member repairs) eg my S54 had it done as a goodwill when it required a new fan and ancilliaries under warranty.
     
  6. noZyet

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    Oops , I did say i was probably showing my ignorance - sorry for that - they just extended the warranty on the Z's.

    Did they just do the Z8 as a left hooker?
     
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    No need to apologise we are always glad to have input :)

    Yes the Z8's were all lefties.
     
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    I'm sure there was one converted to RHD but may be wrong ?
     
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    I had a quick search and found that there was a youtube video in google, no longer on youtube so couldn't play anything, that had the description of converting one to RHD. there was also a link i spotted that BMW made one RHD for a movie but couldn't find anything more than the link as it's destination didn't reveal anything.
     
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    Apparently, the lead singer with an Irish boy band had a RHD Z8. His was specially converted (but not by BMW).

    Unless you are a lottery winner, the Z8 is a dream car anyway.

    In answer to the OP's original question, it would have been a Z1 in 1988 or '89.
     
  11. Off Your Marks

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    I think Birds BMW have a RHD Z8