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    I used the M3 3.0 setup as its easy to get parts, readily available anywhere.
    my original clutch slave popped when using the bigger clutch, so i replaced it with the m3 slave and a braided hose. worked perfect, not heavy and very controllable

    you can also get a lightened flywheel quite easy for the m3 setup as well. Release arm and bearing can be used from the m44 making it a dead easy modification (get a new bearing though while its all out)

    I really didnt see the point of the m20 flywheel/m5 clutch option
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    Thanks Mark for writing this thread. Back in 2003 I had a e36 318 fitted with a z3 m44 running alpha-n ecu. I then fitted a dasc kit to get 210bhp. Blew engine 2 times as running too weak at top end and gave up.

    Just bought a z3 and after reading this going to dust the dasc kit off and order some spares from DA. A few bits are missing due to binning parts not required on my alpha-n setup.

    Thanks for the inspiration, I look forward to hearing the whine of a charger again.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonmac View Post
    Thanks Mark for writing this thread. Back in 2003 I had a e36 318 fitted with a z3 m44 running alpha-n ecu. I then fitted a dasc kit to get 210bhp. Blew engine 2 times as running too weak at top end and gave up.

    Just bought a z3 and after reading this going to dust the dasc kit off and order some spares from DA. A few bits are missing due to binning parts not required on my alpha-n setup.

    Thanks for the inspiration, I look forward to hearing the whine of a charger again.
    start up a project thread so we can all follow your progress mate

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    Will do, I wasn't planning on fitting it for a few months as have a modified golf r32 as a toy. Z3 as daily driver. But temptation is too strong. Just read a few of the other threads, I hope I can source any missing bits, also I think I need to look at charger as I can't seem to turn it by hand, so might be seized somehow.
     
     

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    they are pretty hard to come by now! i waited ages to get mine and had to put wanted ads on just about every forum going! lol
    and i know downing dont sell them anymore so hopefully its something that can be fixed

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    Just had a good look, years of sitting in a damp garage have taken there toll. Going to get it all disassembled and clean it all up, luckily I have the belt part number as I kept the package it came in. Got throttle body and standard injectors as well so at least I got some spares. Pulley wheels look a bit crapy but spin ok. So charger is the main issue, I'm sure I can find someone to help if I can't get it spinning freely enough. They are sealed for life units I believe so I can't see what is causing it, unless a bit of my old engine somehow deposited itself in the charger, which I doubt. At least there seems to be a load more people this time round that have done it before. I only knew of one other in the country last time and to say there were tight lipped about there fitting was an understatement, the guy didn't even believe I had a dasc kit until I showed it to him.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonmac View Post
    Just had a good look, years of sitting in a damp garage have taken there toll. Going to get it all disassembled and clean it all up, luckily I have the belt part number as I kept the package it came in. Got throttle body and standard injectors as well so at least I got some spares. Pulley wheels look a bit crapy but spin ok. So charger is the main issue, I'm sure I can find someone to help if I can't get it spinning freely enough. They are sealed for life units I believe so I can't see what is causing it, unless a bit of my old engine somehow deposited itself in the charger, which I doubt. At least there seems to be a load more people this time round that have done it before. I only knew of one other in the country last time and to say there were tight lipped about there fitting was an understatement, the guy didn't even believe I had a dasc kit until I showed it to him.
    I've got one unfitted atm mate. Planning on fitting it in April so if you need to view anything pop up for a look as you may need to get some bits machined. That or I can give you a list of parts for you to check off?
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    Thanks, I have the original parts list and the install manual, so should be ok. I need to get suspension and brakes sorted as well as last time even with the 6 cyl vented brakes it was scary.
     
     

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    the belts are quite comment to get hold of, my local motor factors had a few in stock.
    Glad your going the S/C route again, mind you, your earlier story illustrates the importance of a decent wide band lambda gauge and a trip to the rolling road. Weak mixtures burn things out !!
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    The first time it blew, it was on the rollers with a wide band up it's chuff. I guess it was just trying to squeeze too much from standard injectors which were probably a bit tired. Numerous runs probably took there toll on the engine temp as well, running aftermarket ecu can make things a bit more hazardous as dashboard at the time pretty well didn't work. But I have learnt for this time round.


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