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#1 (permalink) Old 05-27-2006, 12:37 PM
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First, I'm going to ask you a bunch of QUESTIONS... and I want dem answered IMMEDIATELY!!!
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So I'm looking into purchasing a 2000-2001 Z3, and was thinking the best thing to do, in my current situation, would be to purchase a lower end model, probably the 2.8L or 3.0L and then swap the engine out for the 3.2L roadster engine (which I then plan on turbo/supercharging).

This question has probably been covered in the forums before, but I tried searching for it, and I didn't see anything.

So then my question is just this... Will the 3.2L engine drop right in without modification?


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i believe that the roadster engine may have been altered a bit from the m3 engine to beable to fit in a smaller bay... not completely sure thuogh...
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Which 3.2 do you want to drop in? I thought there were both E36 and E46 M3 engines in roadsters. E46 M3 engines take a lot of work to drop into anything. Standard M3 engine should probably fit just fine.

Why do you want to start with the 2.8/3.0 model if you're just going to swap the engine anyway? Just get a rolling chassis...



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Which 3.2 do you want to drop in? I thought there were both E36 and E46 M3 engines in roadsters. E46 M3 engines take a lot of work to drop into anything. Standard M3 engine should probably fit just fine.
I don't know what engine it is, but it comes standard in the 2001 M Roadster...

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Why do you want to start with the 2.8/3.0 model if you're just going to swap the engine anyway? Just get a rolling chassis...
Because the M Roadster is really expensive...


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I don't know what engine it is, but it comes standard in the 2001 M Roadster...



Because the M Roadster is really expensive...
What he is asking is: Why get a Z3 with a engine/tranny at all ... get one without a engine and then get the M3 engine, since you'll pull the original engine etc anyway.

A rolling chassis will be much cheaper.

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I don't think we have anywhere to buy just the chassis around these parts... Got any online dealer links i might find handy?


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