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Old 07-04-2013, 05:30 AM   #41
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what happened to the BP engine?
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:56 PM   #42
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I sold it since i bought a BP powered Roadster and thought it wasnt worth the swap...looking at V6s instead...not sure if swap or buying another car wiuld be the way to go though...
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:22 PM   #43
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you're in for a lot of work if you want to put in the V6... the crossmember is different, and so are many other parts

in order to meet TUEV standards, you must do full conversion in the engine bay, suspension, and brakes

you're far better off with a BP swap.... there's only a few other things to be made afterwards to make the car legal, such as direct swap of the larger brakes from the BP/1.9l car
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:11 PM   #44
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I know. Its not about that though. If i look at it like that, i can just leave the Z5 in there since its really running great. The difference between Z5 and BP ist not too big and i'm now really more after the smoothness and sound of the V6...and the option of the KL is also a nice one to look forward to. So i dont know yet what im gonna do, for now ive just rediscovered my love for this car and just want to drive it a bit more :-)
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:22 AM   #45
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Beautiful...post more often dude! I used to dream over this car when i had a sparkle green one, years ago before i was a member of AGT!
Thanks for the kind words, i will try to :-) Where did you know the car from if i may ask?
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:18 PM   #46
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This was on club 323f wasnt it? I followed your earlier exploits on AGT as well. It was around 2006 iirc.
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I know. Its not about that though. If i look at it like that, i can just leave the Z5 in there since its really running great. The difference between Z5 and BP ist not too big and i'm now really more after the smoothness and sound of the V6...and the option of the KL is also a nice one to look forward to. So i dont know yet what im gonna do, for now ive just rediscovered my love for this car and just want to drive it a bit more :-)
you may think that, but the BP is a much more powerful motor and has greatly more potential of producing more power than stock.... forget the specs, they aren't really factual... let's just say mazda overrated the Z5 and underrated the BP

besides, there are far more parts for the BP and the BP is a much stronger engine than the Z5... the Z5 have a weak valvetrain, and in fact mazda actually issued a recall for the very early Z5 engines for broken valve springs!

the fact remains that a Z5 powered 323 is slow and the BP makes it much more tolerable... I don't know about you, but if I lived in germany, I'd like to have a car that can go faster than 200km/h
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:06 PM   #48
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I'd love to fang it on that autobahn!
You fellas could sure teach us a thing or two about road building thats for sure!
Go on give it a strap on the 'green hell' just for me.
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Old 14-04-2013, 09:27 PM   #49
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you may think that, but the BP is a much more powerful motor and has greatly more potential of producing more power than stock.... forget the specs, they aren't really factual... let's just say mazda overrated the Z5 and underrated the BP

besides, there are far more parts for the BP and the BP is a much stronger engine than the Z5... the Z5 have a weak valvetrain, and in fact mazda actually issued a recall for the very early Z5 engines for broken valve springs!

the fact remains that a Z5 powered 323 is slow and the BP makes it much more tolerable... I don't know about you, but if I lived in germany, I'd like to have a car that can go faster than 200km/h
Ok, let me clarify: I like the BP a lot, i have it in my MX5 Roadster and its great, currently sitting like this:

So i know about the potential and its a good fit for the Roadster. Howeer, for the BA, i just dont want it any more since the K-series really is the way to go for me - so smooth and sounding like the sex If i decide on keeping the car i'll definetly swap in a KL at some point At the moment i have to sort out a few other things though...


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I'd love to fang it on that autobahn!
You fellas could sure teach us a thing or two about road building thats for sure!
Go on give it a strap on the 'green hell' just for me.
Well, i have my MX5 for that
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Old 15-04-2013, 01:47 AM   #50
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I think your jenvey'd up mx5 would sound like 'the sex' too! I'm getting there slowly with my setup...the only sound you can hear at the moment is my wallet complaining.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:16 PM   #51
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So, there's news - funny how faith finds its way. Due to bad cold start/idle i did a compression test on Thursday and was surprised to see this:


So it looks like the car wants a BP after all ^^
Luckily, a mate whose car was crashed into last year, still hasnt sold it yet, so i might acquire this:


Would keep my transmission and light flywheel, since the EU 1.8 really has a uselessly long gear ratio.
More mods (exhintake, MX5 injectors) might follow later, for now it'd be interesting to know if you guys can recommend a header/exh. manifold for the BP.
Is there one that fits PnP?
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:36 PM   #52
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all headers should be PnP. but wouldn't know what to recommend for a eu supplier.

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:14 PM   #53
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What are "all" headers?
OBX and Pacesetter only list the Ford Escort/Laser GT 1.8 but no Mazda. Dont know if they would line up with my Mazda exhaust system.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:27 PM   #54
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all as in all makes.

if the escort/laser GT ones are for kf/kh model, then they are what you are looking for.

design from 90-98 didn't vary between mazda and ford that i'm aware of. cannot confirm for eu.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:41 PM   #55
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Thanks for the info, will look into that!

In addition, there is good news and bad news.
Bad news: Yesterday i ripped off my right hand side skirt (including the paint underneath) when parking - really dont know how that happened but the car is far too low in the front, so i also ordered new KAW springs (again ^^).

On a happier note, these just arrived - perfect timing as a birthday present from myself

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Old 04-06-2013, 08:29 AM   #56
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the gold matches the sparkle green nicely.
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:00 AM   #57
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:11 AM   #58
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Love it. As project said. The gold looks great with the green!
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:58 AM   #59
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:57 PM   #60
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Cheers!

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I just reserved a complete 1.8 donor car, so its shopping and swap time soon
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