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geraint13

Pro Tuner
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Caerphilly, Wales
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Zafira 1.9 SRI
Been shopping round to get a new block for the beamer. As you know I'm no mechanic but a firm tried to tell me that a 2008 block is the same as mine. But I know that in 2003 Bmw upped the output from 184 to 203 bhp. Anyone confirm or deny this ? Is it the same block ? How do I find out ?
The one he tried to sell me had 18,000 miles and a years gaurantee.
Delivered for 1660.
 

T9 man

TC ModFather
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London, UK
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Saab 9-3SS T9
Is that the going price for a BMW block then Gee? Seems like an awful lot of money for a 2nd hand unit :blink:
 

Jakeymd

The Torque Meister
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Ashbourne
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Ford Focus 2.0 TDCi
When the power was upgraded the only think that changed (i beleive) was the swirl flaps and the turbo. However, they were both E46, i think 2008 is the E90 which had different power outputs again.
 

geraint13

Pro Tuner
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257
Location
Caerphilly, Wales
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Zafira 1.9 SRI
@ jakey - I know the power went up in 2002/2003. Mines a 2001 184 bhp, when they up graded it went to 204 bhp.

@ og - about 2k plus.

Done a bit more digging and found an engine with 95,000 done, but only a 3 month garantee. For 800. That's a lot under my previous best by 300 quid. Will have the cash together by Aug 30. Fingers cross.
 

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