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Post by Corky » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:18 pm

Yeh, love the coupe. I did fancy the Z3M, but they’re silly money now. At least it won’t dissolve if left outside, unlike an S2000 :lol:


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Post by Oaksey » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:36 pm

Don't speak too soon. I was looking at the Z4 Coupes but nearly all of them were bubbling at every seam. I gave up and bought the S2000 :lol:


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Post by Corky » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:05 pm

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :cry:


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Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:36 pm

Z3M was a weapon! A proper M car 8) styling nit to everyones taste, but probably become a sought after and expensive classic (well on the way now)

There are plenty of S2000 coupe hardtops, suits the car well imho.


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Post by Benc » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:27 pm

Corky wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:18 pm
Yeh, love the coupe. I did fancy the Z3M, but they’re silly money now. At least it won’t dissolve if left outside, unlike an S2000 :lol:
About time you owned a decent car :w



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Post by Corky » Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:01 am

Benc wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:27 pm
Corky wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:18 pm
Yeh, love the coupe. I did fancy the Z3M, but they’re silly money now. At least it won’t dissolve if left outside, unlike an S2000 :lol:
About time you owned a decent car :w
:lol: Had BMW E30 and E36 back in the day and absolutely loved 'em, not had modern one though. I got put off when they started to fit run flats (early naughties IIRC), but I think all the handling issues associated with them are now properly sorted.


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Post by Corky » Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:02 am

The postman has brought some more goodies this morning.

A Genuine Nissan dropping resistor (imported from Japan). Much cheaper to buy new than a 2nd hand one from eBay (eBay price circa £90, new price £47)
A pair of cam end seals
Fuel rail adaptor for pressure regulator delete.
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Post by philhoward » Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:06 am

Corky wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:02 am
Much cheaper to buy new than a 2nd hand one from eBay (eBay price circa £90, new price £47)
Surprising sometimes..always pays to check.


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Post by Corky » Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:36 pm

I completely stripped the inlet manifold to its component parts today, and reassembled with new gaskets and seals. I've put the old manky hoses back in place, just so I can remember where they all go, and at a later date can work out which can be deleted from the build and which need to be replaced with nice shiny silicone stuff. There are hoses for fuel, water, vacuum and breathing, and I don't want to cock it up :lol:

Next jobs :-

Make it look pretty, by painting the various covers
Go through the wiring loom, delete the bits that aren't needed and wire in relays for Fuel Pump, ECCS and Ignition. Add the knock sensor wiring into the main loom.
Sort out exhaust side and turbo
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Post by Corky » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:33 pm

Just spent some time working out which bit of loom goes where and mapping it to the pin outs that Ben G sent me. I think I’ve got my head around it now and it looks like I’ve got everything I need to make it run.

A bit of a false start on the ECU front, as mine is a 39F code which is 3 pin MAF and Lambda. You need a 44F code to run the 4 pin MAF. I found one on FB for £30 that was already socketed, so add in a Horesham chip and it’s good to go.
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