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Engine swap on E85 2.0 to 3.0

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:32 pm
by Dorian90
Hi everyone

I have z4 E85 with 2.0 engine manuel gearbox
Do you know if there is major differences in general between a 2.0 and 3.0 z4 suspension brakes etc?

I would like to upgrade my engine from 2.0 to a 3.0 engine do you know if it is an easy swap and what there is to be swapped as ecu engine mount etc?

Engine swap on E85 2.0 to 3.0

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:46 pm
by mr wilks
Next :roll:

Engine swap on E85 2.0 to 3.0

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:51 pm
by eddiemunster
mr wilks wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:46 pm
Next :roll:
Nothing to see here, move along.

Engine swap on E85 2.0 to 3.0

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:53 pm
by Smartbear
It’s 100 times easier to sell your car & buy a 3litre, they’re not even expensive these days :thumbsup:
Rob

Engine swap on E85 2.0 to 3.0

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:21 pm
by Ewazix
At least the OP didn't suggest the 2.0L Jonny-turbo-Essex conversion :P

Engine swap on E85 2.0 to 3.0

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:06 am
by skelters
Ewazix wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:21 pm
At least the OP didn't suggest the 2.0L Jonny-turbo-Essex conversion :P
We don't talk about Fight Club do we?

I've said too much! :rofl: :rofl:

Engine swap on E85 2.0 to 3.0

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:52 am
by buzyg
Welcome to the forum Dorian. :) If you ever come back after that fine reception, then listen to Mr Bear. He is very smart. :thumbsup:

Oh and post up a picture of your Zed. :wink:

Engine swap on E85 2.0 to 3.0

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:23 am
by nightyard
There's a 3.0 for sale for £2k right now with 120k miles on it.

Engine swap on E85 2.0 to 3.0

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:45 am
by sw4nny
skelters wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:06 am
Ewazix wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:21 pm
At least the OP didn't suggest the 2.0L Jonny-turbo-Essex conversion :P
We don't talk about Fight Club do we?

I've said too much! :rofl: :rofl:
There is no such thing as fight club

Engine swap on E85 2.0 to 3.0

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:09 am
by tomscott
Get yourself a 3.0si :thumbsup:

Engine swap on E85 2.0 to 3.0

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:26 am
by brillomaster
Indeed, unless you're a particular fan of doing engine swaps and like a challenge, its a lot easier and cheaper just to sell your 2.0 and buy a 3.0.

2 seater sportscars are dirt cheap right now... not that you should be travelling anywhere to look at one right now...

Engine swap on E85 2.0 to 3.0

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:23 pm
by Sidewaze Samm
As said above, much easier and probably no more expensive to change the car. And what would be the future value of a 3 litre 2.0, as who would ever buy it off you? And what about insurance?

Engine swap on E85 2.0 to 3.0

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:32 pm
by enuff_zed
I was a member of the Capri fraternity for around 30 years. When people started to collect them and restore them it was all the V6 models that everyone wanted. Consequently, a lot of the little-engined ones were broken for spares or simply run into the ground.

Now the market is awash with 2.8i and 3.0S models, but if you had a Mk2 1300L for example, it would be the rarest car of the bunch.

Whilst I realise this is a quite polarising opinion, I do just wonder if in a few years time, assuming Greta and the coronavirus leave us alone, we won't all be saying "hey look, there's a 2.0 E85, you don't see many of those around any more".


I am now expecting a swathe of "Huh! There's a good reason for that" type comments. :poke: :D

Engine swap on E85 2.0 to 3.0

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:23 pm
by skelters
sw4nny wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:45 am
skelters wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:06 am
Ewazix wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:21 pm
At least the OP didn't suggest the 2.0L Jonny-turbo-Essex conversion :P
We don't talk about Fight Club do we?

I've said too much! :rofl: :rofl:
There is no such thing as fight club
Exactly!

Engine swap on E85 2.0 to 3.0

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:35 pm
by kis
enuff_zed wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:32 pm
Now the market is awash with 2.8i and 3.0S models, but if you had a Mk2 1300L for example, it would be the rarest car of the bunch.
But does rare mean it's sought after? I wouldn't have thought so?
And certainly wouldn't think a 2.0i would ever demand a "oh look" reaction.