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E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:08 PM
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1.9 engine?

2001 Z3 1.9 engine query
Recently purchased the above, but problems straight away! Cut a long story short new engine required. Obviously sourced from a breakers yard. Found out that the engine did not match the existing gearbox? So new gearbox also. My question is what engine has been fitted if a gearbox was required? Supposedly 20k on new engine but no paperwork to support
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:49 AM
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Mein Auto: 1997 Z3 1.9L DASC Auto
The M44 (1.9L I4) engine ran until 1998/99 in the U.S. The 2.0L I6 was sold in later Euro models (but not in the U.S). Was the car originally a 1.9L or was it originally a 2.0L?
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:23 AM
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Mein Auto: 1996 Z3 1.9L M44
Just use your VIN to find out if your car is 1.9 or 2.0. You'll find the built date that way also.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:54 AM
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1.9L engine Z3 2001 model (51 plate)

The vehicle was originally a 1.9L but surely if the garage had fitted the same size engine they wouldn't have had to replace the gearbox also? If they have fitted a newer 2.0 L engine then there are insurance issues?
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