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    Originally posted by Chilezen View Post
    To prep the cooling system for the 24v swap.
    I have a Brand New mishimoto radiator (late model size) and expansion tank for sale.

    Pm me if you’re interested.

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      Originally posted by Jokester View Post
      I have a Brand New mishimoto radiator (late model size) and expansion tank for sale.

      Pm me if you’re interested.
      Interesting, I have never been a fan of those aluminum rads. Almost everyone who I have met that has them or has used them, ends up with leaking issues, but I can't say they are bad for sure.
      I opted to stick with the OE radiator for my 24 valve swap, no issues to report after 4 years. I have nothing but blue coolant in there, so I can tell right away if I'm leaking. ;D
      @IRON-E30 aka Edwin:D

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        Yea there are good aluminum radiators but you wont find them on ebay... stick with the OEM radiator
        Simon
        Current Cars:
        -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
        Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
        Originally posted by Melon
        Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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          Actually forget the radiator. I might have made a terrible decision and bought a nearly-complete (totaled) Z3. 1998 2.8 M52 & manual trans! For $400, I may have been duped, or scored a lucky deal.

          If anyone needs parts from a Z3, PM me

          Currently building a badass coffee table
          Random stuff on insta @kevanromero

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            Originally posted by Chilezen View Post
            Actually forget the radiator. I might have made a terrible decision and bought a nearly-complete (totaled) Z3. 1998 2.8 M52 & manual trans! For $400, I may have been duped, or scored a lucky deal.

            If anyone needs parts from a Z3, PM me
            oooo Aluminum M52!... Hope its what you think it is!

            Could always build it with the S52 internals on the Aluminum Block ...
            Simon
            Current Cars:
            -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
            Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
            Originally posted by Melon
            Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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              God damnit, the block is iron. I didn't think to check because I thought all Z's would be aluminum.

              Currently building a badass coffee table
              Random stuff on insta @kevanromero

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                Dont worry, you can still get your money back out of it
                Simon
                Current Cars:
                -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                Originally posted by Melon
                Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                  Stop playing around and buy my m54 :)

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                    Originally posted by Chilezen View Post
                    God damnit, the block is iron. I didn't think to check because I thought all Z's would be aluminum.
                    IIRC, it's the M52TU's that came with aluminum blocks in Z3's.
                    "I'd probably take the E30 M3 in this case just because I love that little car, and how tanky that inline 6 is." - thecj

                    85 323i M TECH 1 S52 - ALPINEWEISS/SCHWARZE
                    88 M3 - LACHSSILBER/SCHWARZE
                    89 M3 - ALPINEWEISS II/M TECH CLOTH-ALCANTARA
                    91 M TECHNIC CABRIO TURBO - MACAOBLAU/M TECH CLOTH-LEATHER

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                      The stocks head unit alone is worth $150 or so. You’ll be fine.


                      Ezekiel 25:17
                      Current flame: E30 318iS Alpinweiss II slicktop / LSD - Joanne
                      The ex: E92 335i 6MT M-Sport - Betty
                      The heavy: 2001 4Runner SR5 Sport (3rd Gen) - Fred

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                        Originally posted by reelizmpro View Post
                        IIRC, it's the M52TU's that came with aluminum blocks in Z3's.
                        I went by Wikipedia's word which reads that all US-spec M52's were iron except for those in Z3's. I suspect the original engine was removed and replaced with this block.

                        I threw together a list of ideas, just cuz:


                        A) Remove the iron 2.8 from the Z, then part out useful bits & scrap the body. Don't rebuild the 2.8. Swap in the 2.8 into my car soon, once I accumulate the remaining parts.
                        B) Same as A, but rebuild the 2.8 into a 3.0 or 3.2 with the bigger crank and pistons, which would take longer.
                        C) Sell the motor from the Z along with the part-out. Keep looking for an aluminum block like I wanted originally. And then review A and B again.
                        D) Find all the missing parts to rebuild the Z into a normal car again, and then into a drift missile, after first finding a place to store the car long-term. (This was a friend's suggestion, who is an amateur drifter)

                        E) Stop wasting my time and energy on this pile of shit and sell it as a whole/send it to the yard.


                        Simon recommended I see if the car runs before deciding the next move, whether it's worth keeping. The previous owner says it did; ran fine.
                        I turned over the motor by hand, no problem. But it's missing a number of things: the ECU, O2 sensors, and fuel lines. It came with a manual trans, but the thing was plopped on the passenger seat upon delivery. I would have to get a flywheel/flexplate and mount the trans, just to mount the starter to start it. The car's also missing a driveshaft and clutch. Hopefully the EWS doesn't interfere with startup. And it needs a battery.

                        ^This is why option E sounds wonderful, followed by C.
                        Hmmmmmmmmm

                        A stock head unit can be that much? Damn; this has a Kenwood head unit. In the trunk is a Harman Kardon amp or something.
                        Last edited by Chilezen; 04-30-2019, 11:28 PM.

                        Currently building a badass coffee table
                        Random stuff on insta @kevanromero

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                          You sound annoyed at your $400 purchase.

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                            Originally posted by yert315 View Post
                            You sound annoyed at your $400 purchase.
                            I think its a compounding problem of the S52 purchase that went sour and also that he had hopes it was an aluminum block but ending up with the Iron-Block.

                            BTW Kevin, How do you know for sure that its an Iron Block?
                            Simon
                            Current Cars:
                            -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                            Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                            Originally posted by Melon
                            Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                              Annoyed only because I have until Friday to get the car out of the shop I'm storing it in.

                              The block doesn't have the webbing that alu blocks have. And it's magnetic.

                              Currently building a badass coffee table
                              Random stuff on insta @kevanromero

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                                Sup dudes

                                Anyone got early model taillights they have no use for? Totally fine with cracked lenses if it means they're way cheaper haha
                                I hate you E30spdfrk

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