SOLD.......293 hp supercharged 2.8 for £5000

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topfuelking
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SOLD.......293 hp supercharged 2.8 for £5000

Post by topfuelking » Sat 02 May, 2009 09:28

Hi All
So the old girl must go
the car is on par with the m's 300 hp at 293 hp but with out the runing costs
you need to see it and drive it so give me a ring 01606 333962
i have over £13000 in the car but i will take £5000ovno

AA Supercharger Kit
Big Manifold Kit And BBFB
New Bmw Lambda Sensors
Rear Camber Kit
H&R Front & Rear Adjustable Anti Roll Bar Kit And New Links
Bilstein Sprintline Kit And New Top Mounts
New Lower Wishbone Suspension Arms
New Powerflex Rear Wishbone Bush Kit
Re Gas The Air Con
New Front Brakes Disc And Ebc Red Pads 1500 Miles
New H/D Clutch And Braided Clutch Hose Only Done 600 Miles
8.5x18 f and 9.5x19 r wheels just had new rear tyres last week
CCFL Projector Headlights
reg will stay on the car
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THANKS MARC
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ImageSYMPTOMS OF A BOOST JUNKY

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2. You fill up every three days.
3. The size of your grin is directly proportional to the amount of boost you’re on.

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Post by LEX77 » Sat 02 May, 2009 10:49

Great car. If I had somewhere to put it, I'd have it ;-)
Silver Z3 3Litre " gone :-( "

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topfuelking
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Post by topfuelking » Sat 02 May, 2009 11:03

thanks bud

i hope it go's to a member

got my boy and two lads at work and the boss's wife on it at the min
THANKS MARC
looking for a carp fishing hoilday we can help http://www.carpfishingmayenne.com

ImageSYMPTOMS OF A BOOST JUNKY

1. You get excited when it's cold outside.
2. You fill up every three days.
3. The size of your grin is directly proportional to the amount of boost you’re on.

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Post by spurs fan in a coupe » Sat 02 May, 2009 11:33

What age and how many miles please mate,

lovely car by the way

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Post by topfuelking » Sat 02 May, 2009 12:05

97 and 140,000 on clock
it had new enging and gearbox at 100,000
charger was fitted at 135,000
THANKS MARC
looking for a carp fishing hoilday we can help http://www.carpfishingmayenne.com

ImageSYMPTOMS OF A BOOST JUNKY

1. You get excited when it's cold outside.
2. You fill up every three days.
3. The size of your grin is directly proportional to the amount of boost you’re on.

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Post by BonBon » Sat 02 May, 2009 21:23

Just curious...
Why did the engine go at 100k?
Enjoy the new dream
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topfuelking
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Post by topfuelking » Sat 02 May, 2009 21:43

it was a Nikasil engine and had cylinder bore wear
and used a bit of oil the new engine is not Nikasil
THANKS MARC
looking for a carp fishing hoilday we can help http://www.carpfishingmayenne.com

ImageSYMPTOMS OF A BOOST JUNKY

1. You get excited when it's cold outside.
2. You fill up every three days.
3. The size of your grin is directly proportional to the amount of boost you’re on.

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Post by BonBon » Sat 02 May, 2009 21:48

My M44 has 195k km and I hope it'll do another 200k :D

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Post by bite me » Thu 07 May, 2009 02:17

Split?

:twisted:

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topfuelking
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Post by topfuelking » Thu 07 May, 2009 20:27

whats that bud
THANKS MARC
looking for a carp fishing hoilday we can help http://www.carpfishingmayenne.com

ImageSYMPTOMS OF A BOOST JUNKY

1. You get excited when it's cold outside.
2. You fill up every three days.
3. The size of your grin is directly proportional to the amount of boost you’re on.

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Post by pangster » Thu 07 May, 2009 21:41

topfuelking wrote:it was a Nikasil engine and had cylinder bore wear
and used a bit of oil the new engine is not Nikasil
I heard that the Z3 never came with the Nikasil engines as they were built in the US? - when I asked before I was told this and also advised you can check by looking on the block for the pear shaped plug... (with = non nikasil blocks, without (i.e. just casting blank) then it was Nikasil)..

Your car looks good BTW and I'm sure you won't have a problem shifting it! - I woudl've probably bitten your hands off if it was before I had bought mine! LOL!! :)

Good luck with the sale!!

:D

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Post by stu » Thu 07 May, 2009 22:13

pangster wrote:
topfuelking wrote:it was a Nikasil engine and had cylinder bore wear
and used a bit of oil the new engine is not Nikasil
I heard that the Z3 never came with the Nikasil engines as they were built in the US? - when I asked before I was told this and also advised you can check by looking on the block for the pear shaped plug... (with = non nikasil
blocks, without (i.e. just casting blank) then it was Nikasil)..
That's what has been bugging me, you sure it was Nikasil Marc?
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Post by topfuelking » Thu 07 May, 2009 23:06

no i am not sure stu
but that what they said bud
i think it was the nos so i sold it :lol:
THANKS MARC
looking for a carp fishing hoilday we can help http://www.carpfishingmayenne.com

ImageSYMPTOMS OF A BOOST JUNKY

1. You get excited when it's cold outside.
2. You fill up every three days.
3. The size of your grin is directly proportional to the amount of boost you’re on.

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Post by bite me » Mon 11 May, 2009 10:58

sorrry not been on in a while, i was asking if you would split the car at all... i .e charger exhaust anything you have on it?

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Post by pangster » Mon 11 May, 2009 11:44

bite me wrote:sorrry not been on in a while, i was asking if you would split the car at all... i .e charger exhaust anything you have on it?
*cough*:

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20653

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Post by topfuelking » Sat 16 May, 2009 21:19

It's Gone
THANKS MARC
looking for a carp fishing hoilday we can help http://www.carpfishingmayenne.com

ImageSYMPTOMS OF A BOOST JUNKY

1. You get excited when it's cold outside.
2. You fill up every three days.
3. The size of your grin is directly proportional to the amount of boost you’re on.

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Re: SOLD.......293 hp supercharged 2.8 for £5000

Post by Dave100e » Thu 06 Aug, 2015 19:22

I bought this car about 4 months ago as a none runner and just put it back on the road today.

At some point a numpty has owned it and messed around with a few things and its been off the road for a few years but it seems largely in the same condition.

Its nice to see its got history!

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Re: SOLD.......293 hp supercharged 2.8 for £5000

Post by Del » Thu 06 Aug, 2015 21:02

Feel free to talk us through what you have done (pictures or otherwise) looks like a very interesting project :)

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Re: SOLD.......293 hp supercharged 2.8 for £5000

Post by Dino D » Fri 21 Aug, 2015 21:13

Very keen to hear more of this car and see it (hear it drive). Never heard a supercharged 2.8.
Must be fun!

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Re: SOLD.......293 hp supercharged 2.8 for £5000

Post by Dave100e » Fri 27 Nov, 2015 20:27

Sorry I am a bit slow replying, I don't internet often.

When I got it it was just about running but it really struggled. It would occasionally cut out and was over fuelling terribly. Since then I have taken the full intake pipework off from the throttle body to the supercharger and refitted it so that I know there is no leaks at all. Next I took the Idle control valve off and cleaned it out. Then I changed the air flow meter and lambda, fixed an exhaust leak as well as a new set of NGK plugs ( 6 heat range as I've used them before on similar cars and had good results). Also fitted a new alternator and given it an oil and filter change. The car runs a million times better but its still not perfect. It still hesitates a little below 1500rpm, it wont keep a steady idle and it overfuels at the top end. I've left the ICV unplugged as I've found the car runs better without. I'm getting close to the point where I am going to have to get someone with a computer to check up on it or get it on a dyno but I'm getting there.

Sorry I don't have any pictures at the moment but I will get some up soon. Might even get a video up too.

The BMW straight 6's aren't the best sounding engines but when it starts coming on boost you can hear the compressor like a jet turbine and it adds a harder note to the exhaust, building up as boost pressure does. It's lovely really.

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Re: SOLD.......293 hp supercharged 2.8 for £5000

Post by stevov » Fri 27 Nov, 2015 23:08

These setups have to be properly mapped on a dyno. Find a specialist with experience in bmw mapping.

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Re: SOLD.......293 hp supercharged 2.8 for £5000

Post by Rafolian » Sun 29 Nov, 2015 07:58

The BMW straight sixes aren't the best sounding engines, WTF??

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Re: SOLD.......293 hp supercharged 2.8 for £5000

Post by Dave100e » Sat 05 Dec, 2015 04:13

Sorry Rafolian. That's not meant to be offensive, I just don't think they sound that good. Some of the S series engines sound good with open trumpets but I don't think the M series engines sound that good. I'm not trying to say they're a bad engine or anything, it's just personal preference.

Stevov, as far as I am aware the car would have had a suitable map as part of the AA kit along with suitable injectors etc. It definitely has the right injectors. I have a friend who can check the fuel trimmings and a few other things which will should help determine a bit more about the map.

I have been told it could be a vanos issue.

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Re: SOLD.......293 hp supercharged 2.8 for £5000

Post by stu » Tue 15 Dec, 2015 14:28

Unlikely to be a vanos issue, more likely I'd have through some dodgy reading from a sensor causing the mis-fuelling?

Is it definitely showing no errors on the Engine Management system? FYI, not all errors show a light, so could still be a number of factors.

Also, I had an issue with the rubber bellows thing on my inlet was leaking, but I couldn't find the leak as it had to be being driven under boost to leak! A good mechanic friend (rubber fetish I reckon) found it whilst 'having a good feel around!!

Mark's car was nice and quick, but I'm not a fan of the AA system, hence went ESS route with only 7psi via a Vortech V2. Still runs like a dream, but the exhaust will be leaving us 2016 to be replaced by something more interesting.
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Re: SOLD.......293 hp supercharged 2.8 for £5000

Post by Dave100e » Sun 27 Dec, 2015 11:16

I agree Stu, It's not perfect, but it was already on the car so can't complain. Its definitely effective at what it does though, and it's nice to know there is plenty of head room to take things further. I'm prepping the car for track use and it's nice to know the next stage is only a metal headgasket, a smaller pulley and maybe a little water/meth to keep things cool.

I've had a little luck with the car. I've tried two different Air Flow Meters in the past, a friends from his E36 325 and a '96 328i which matched the one that was on the car. By chance one day I saw a '98 728i one and I noticed the plug was the same. For the sake of £30 I thought why not. So I bought it and it seems to have cured it. I'm not saying for definite yet, but It feels like a completely different car. I've even plugged the ICV back in and its behaving as it should, so fingers crossed! Maybe there is a difference in the flow meters, or maybe the others I tried where also broken but either way, it's made me enjoy driving the car again!

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Re: SOLD.......293 hp supercharged 2.8 for £5000

Post by stu » Sun 27 Dec, 2015 18:26

Dave100e wrote:I agree Stu, It's not perfect, but it was already on the car so can't complain. Its definitely effective at what it does though, and it's nice to know there is plenty of head room to take things further. I'm prepping the car for track use and it's nice to know the next stage is only a metal headgasket, a smaller pulley and maybe a little water/meth to keep things cool.

I've had a little luck with the car. I've tried two different Air Flow Meters in the past, a friends from his E36 325 and a '96 328i which matched the one that was on the car. By chance one day I saw a '98 728i one and I noticed the plug was the same. For the sake of £30 I thought why not. So I bought it and it seems to have cured it. I'm not saying for definite yet, but It feels like a completely different car. I've even plugged the ICV back in and its behaving as it should, so fingers crossed! Maybe there is a difference in the flow meters, or maybe the others I tried where also broken but either way, it's made me enjoy driving the car again!
Mine gets through plenty of AFM's too, they're not cheap OEM, so I think you're pretty lucky to find a good one second hand!

Glad its running better anyway.
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