What engine do I have??

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    • #4619

      Hi members!
      Can anyone identify
      hat engine I have in my bike, I recently bought a 1987 mz etz250 but I’m not sure if it has the original engine fitted.
      The engine has the oil pump behind a plate towards the back of the left side crankcase & the cable comes out of the casing directly above it..I’ve also noticed it has electronic ignition & not the old points & condenser setup.
      The carb is the type with one single mixture screw on the right side & a large clip secures the float chamber, not sure if this is the best carb for the engine?.
      Hope someone out there can help me identify my engine & what carb should it have??..
      Many thanks

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      Peter Fielding

      Hi Bullnose,

      Bit difficult to be positive without the engine numbers. Things like electronic ignition and the later type BVF carb you mention could just be additions to the original engine. However, my guess is that you have a later engine than 1987 as electronic ignition was not common until post 1990-91 and even then came in three flavours. from memory the spring type carb was also something introduced later than 1987 but not sure exactly when.

      if the head/barrel and crankcases are black rather than raw alloy, this would also suggest a later engine. However, there is no difference in the basic mechanics nor in the lubrication system and in my view the carb you have fitted is the best of the BVF options. The final fling was to use a Bing carb but you also need a different manifold forthat option.

      Hope that helps. I don’t often follow threads on the website so if you want more info email me direct.



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