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    Hello everybody hope all is good. Right I'm recently the new owner of a 2000 reg 2.0 z3 Cosmo. I have told that my engine could be improved by doing a simple mod of changing the manifold to an m50 manifold however on trying to do a little research I can not find any results for the 2.0 engine with this conversion only for the 2.3 and 2.8 engines. Now I was hoping some here could help! Ie would it fit and would it worth it if it did??? I'm not looking for big power from 2.0 just a pliable engine. ps please don't surgest an engine swap or buying a a z'ed with a bigger engine!
     
     

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    You know what they all say about the engine swap thing then....

    As far as I know... Yes it should work - There is no reason why it shouldnt... unless I have been told wrong...


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    Thank for the reply. Do you know if there is anything to gain by swapping manifolds on a 2.0?
     
     

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    alpina527 is the best person to speak to about the M50 Mani! & He can sell you one as well!


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    Afraid no gains because as far as I am aware the ports and cams etc..etc..are for the standard manifold.On the 2lt the manifold is already given the engine the max air it can handle as far as I am aware. There is a another thread about this buried deep somewhere in this forum....
     
     

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    Thanks stk. it's a bit like the a team on here 'and if you can find them' lol the 2.0 lump doesn't seem to in favour for a z'ed but plenty of people liked it in the 3 series strange!
     
     

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    Yeah the 2lt was a bit of a thirsty engine for the power it produced. The 2.5l was about as thirsty but a lot more powerful.
     
     

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    I've already tried an air filter with heat shield 'makes no differance just makes a good sound lol' And a a part ss exhaust which also did'nt make much differance but is a lot lighter then old thing they took off.... Maybe a remap next??? Another 500 rpm and a bit more torque would solve it!! I'm not sure if the engines worth going down the porting route??
     
     

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    I'd definitely get the remap next. Have a look at some of the forum vendors like EndTuning, they claim 15bhp and 20Nm increases for £250.

    Have you had a look at improving the suspension/chassis? A decent set of coilovers with strut braces and Powerflex bushes means you can go round corners quicker!
     
     

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    Yeah the strut brace alone was the best thing I've done to the car... I don't really want coil overs or anything that lowers it or makes it any stiffer. However I am told that poly bushing the whole thing and having the eligment set up properly is worth every penny. I poly bushed my old mgf and have the eligment set up properly that came back like new car... If I were to have a remap what's the torque increase and how flat can they get the torque curve?
     
     

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