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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 Car:
      -2003 Mini Cooper
      -1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
      Previous Car Count : 23 ... and climbing...

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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 Car:
          -2003 Mini Cooper
          -1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
          Previous Car Count : 23 ... and climbing...

          Make R3V Great Again -2020

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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 Car:
              -2003 Mini Cooper
              -1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
              Previous Car Count : 23 ... and climbing...

              Make R3V Great Again -2020

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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 Car:
                          -2003 Mini Cooper
                          -1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                          Previous Car Count : 23 ... and climbing...

                          Make R3V Great Again -2020

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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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                                Originally posted by Chilezen View Post
                                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.
                                I know a guy that was also trying to buy that car for the aluminum engine. Seems he didn't miss much.
                                Byron

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