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by Deano1712
Wed 25 Oct, 2017 20:35
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 80126

Re: Z3M V8 Conversion

You may be right Chris. I have had the lights for years and never had a strong urge to fit. Best try them and sell on if i don't want to keep them.

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by Deano1712
Wed 11 Oct, 2017 21:12
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 80126

Re: Z3M V8 Conversion

They need paint before I try them out.

Second point - and? Why would you listen if there is no supporting engineering justification? Newtons first law applies.

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by Deano1712
Tue 26 Sep, 2017 16:26
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Time to sell up..98 ///M Roadster 45k miles Estoril Blue
Replies: 5
Views: 782

Re: Time to sell up..98 ///M Roadster 45k miles Estoril Blue

If you fancy a last blast out sometime in October let me know

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by Deano1712
Tue 26 Sep, 2017 15:09
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Time to sell up..98 ///M Roadster 45k miles Estoril Blue
Replies: 5
Views: 782

Re: Time to sell up..98 ///M Roadster 45k miles Estoril Blue

Where are you off to? Sad to see this post, we have had some good runs out over the years [emoji5]

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by Deano1712
Tue 19 Sep, 2017 22:49
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 80126

Re: Z3M V8 Conversion

I have just updated the photobucket links with the ~original trick so photos are back on - thanks for the tip Gary. What a pain they have caused! Also listed here the full spec of the car (so I don't forget :roll: ) and will add to this as I remember more or make more mods. Car Z3M 1999 Motor GM cra...
by Deano1712
Fri 21 Jul, 2017 18:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218300

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Fitted a new ariel grommet

Cut hand fitting the damn thing [emoji849]

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by Deano1712
Sat 15 Jul, 2017 06:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Latest trauma - bonnet stuck!
Replies: 9
Views: 833

Re: Latest trauma - bonnet stuck!

Get some spray lubricant on it. It could just be seized. The catches need lubricating regularly.


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by Deano1712
Tue 02 May, 2017 21:05
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Tour de Yorkshire 2017 (not much notice)
Replies: 12
Views: 1493

Re: Tour de Yorkshire 2017 (not much notice)

Thanks for organising this Gary. It was a fun day out with some great roads. Really enjoyed it. It was my first properdrive out this year. http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g433/deano1712/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0258_zpsai47xkt6.jpg http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g433/deano1712/Mobile%20Uploads/...
by Deano1712
Mon 17 Apr, 2017 19:08
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Tour de Yorkshire 2017 (not much notice)
Replies: 12
Views: 1493

Re: Tour de Yorkshire 2017 (not much notice)

Prefer Saturday, but could do either.
by Deano1712
Mon 17 Apr, 2017 16:48
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Tour de Yorkshire 2017 (not much notice)
Replies: 12
Views: 1493

Re: Tour de Yorkshire 2017 (not much notice)

Count me in, sounds fun :-)

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by Deano1712
Wed 05 Apr, 2017 18:02
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 80126

Re: Z3M V8 Conversion

My car has a welded on bracket on the bulkhead to attach the brace to. To do this on a z3 you will need engine out to do same. So its not easy at all.
by Deano1712
Mon 03 Apr, 2017 22:00
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 80126

Re: Z3M V8 Conversion

Hi all, I have been rubbish at keeping this up to date and generally posting on the forum. Must try harder :oops: I got the car running again early in 2016 after making a new coolant header tank and simplifying the coolant hoses. That worked great for curing the leak at the bulkhead. The tank looks ...
by Deano1712
Tue 28 Feb, 2017 12:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Can I use a different part number? (Roof Pump)
Replies: 7
Views: 834

Re: Can I use a different part number? (Roof Pump)

Check your brake lights are working. If the brake pedal switch has failed that would inhibit the motor. Happened on my motor a few years back.
by Deano1712
Mon 13 Feb, 2017 20:54
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Happy birthday
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: Happy birthday

If I spend much more money it will be on upping power :-) Can you get any more power? Its not more power he needs, its a longer (quieter) road [emoji38] Im tempted with a turbo. Easy to get very high power levels. If only the rear suspension would hook up. Also tempted to change the rear suspension...
by Deano1712
Sat 11 Feb, 2017 21:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacing rear beam bushes: 3 questions for you
Replies: 39
Views: 3037

Re: Replacing rear beam bushes: 3 questions for you

I think whats going on with the rear suspension is quite complicated. Whether a solid bush is good or bad for load transfer is a matter of opinion unless someone measures it. You can certainly see why driveshaft failure is common fron the video. The motion will take driveshaft alignment outside norm...
by Deano1712
Sat 11 Feb, 2017 17:35
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Happy birthday
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: Happy birthday

Haha dont be blaming me for stonechips :$ I got a quote for a good respray for £4k and nearly had it done but priority is now buiding a house extension. As you say Bert the problem is keeping it good if you get a good respray done. I would rather have the car half decent cosmetically and enjoy using...
by Deano1712
Wed 08 Feb, 2017 17:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacing rear beam bushes: 3 questions for you
Replies: 39
Views: 3037

Re: Replacing rear beam bushes: 3 questions for you

Haha thats a different noise!
Here is that video
https://youtu.be/trYjnmeFqZU
by Deano1712
Wed 08 Feb, 2017 17:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacing rear beam bushes: 3 questions for you
Replies: 39
Views: 3037

Re: Replacing rear beam bushes: 3 questions for you

The diff moves around loads on the soft rear mount. There is a youtube video somewhere. Three problems from this: 1. Driveshaft angular alignment compromised, leads to wear and failure in driveshaft joints. 2. Dynamic loads higher into boot floor. 3. If you have solid front beam bushes you dont want...
by Deano1712
Wed 08 Feb, 2017 11:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacing rear beam bushes: 3 questions for you
Replies: 39
Views: 3037

Re: Replacing rear beam bushes: 3 questions for you

I wouldn't bother with poly for rhe the trailing arms but defo worth it for the beam and diff mount. My z3m caught me out a few times when on the limit. With solid bushes it's lots more predictable when you lose traction and a safer car.
by Deano1712
Mon 06 Feb, 2017 18:07
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal
Replies: 661
Views: 167422

Re: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal

Sorry to hear you have sold it Jon. I guess we wont be seeing the car on the forum again?
by Deano1712
Sat 19 Nov, 2016 19:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Roof......done!
Replies: 7
Views: 982

Re: New Roof......done!

bertiejaffa wrote:Another thumbs up for croyden from me
You had a new roof?
Mines due now so need to get sorted.
by Deano1712
Fri 04 Nov, 2016 17:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Removing front subframe
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: Removing front subframe

Thats a link to my old thread!

Don't bother with E30 ball joints the ones I fitted didn't last long and I ended up buying a new wishbone.


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by Deano1712
Sat 22 Oct, 2016 19:04
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bertiejaffa's ///M
Replies: 63
Views: 11433

Re: Bertiejaffa's ///M

Bad news. Hope the idiot feels guilty for causing the damage.
You can pick up whole doors for ~£100 so that may be an option?
by Deano1712
Tue 18 Oct, 2016 06:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Differential bush change
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Re: Differential bush change

You can do it easily with the diff fitted. Just unbolt the cover and it will come away.
The front subframe bushes are well worth changing to solid bushes, but that needs the subframe dropping.
by Deano1712
Thu 08 Sep, 2016 10:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine bay paint
Replies: 10
Views: 1052

Re: Engine bay paint

You cant buy this paint pre-mixed there is no code for it. Easy option is to go to a paint factors and they can put the colour gun in it. If your car is silver the body paint is a non-metallic flat grey matt finish.
by Deano1712
Wed 07 Sep, 2016 19:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 gone bang :(
Replies: 30
Views: 2117

Re: Z3 gone bang :(

I would stick a 2.8 in it. Bolts straight in. You just need the ECU to go with it, and prob Ews needs deleting but thats easy done.


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by Deano1712
Tue 09 Aug, 2016 20:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: road holding
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: road holding

Could be rear shock absorbers. If they are old I would change them since they are not too expensive and easy to fit.
by Deano1712
Wed 25 May, 2016 20:48
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 7844

Re: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video

Thanks for the video Pingu its a good job well done. A good record of the week and giving nothing away of some of the stunts we pulled :wink: It was a week of adventure and fun, highly enjoyable evidenced by the sad feeling after it came to an end on the Friday. I know Bert felt the same. Hope we ca...
by Deano1712
Wed 18 May, 2016 06:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front end rebuild
Replies: 15
Views: 1752

Re: Front end rebuild

The front panel is common. Its tack welded to the end flange of the chassis rails. Its easy to drill the tacks out to remove and no need to reweld on fitting since its bolted there. I cant see there would be chassis rail damage from the pic shown. You should be able to see. Maybe pull off the undert...
by Deano1712
Sat 07 May, 2016 13:26
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 7844

Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

Its fun up here so far so good. The road from Ullapool to Durness is my favourite :-)
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by Deano1712
Wed 04 May, 2016 22:31
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 7844

Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

We are travelling Friday. Saturday is a northern loop run. You coming out to play?
by Deano1712
Wed 04 May, 2016 21:27
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bertiejaffa's ///M
Replies: 63
Views: 11433

Re: Bertiejaffa's ///M

Are you all set for the adventure now? Car working ok?
by Deano1712
Fri 29 Apr, 2016 05:16
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bertiejaffa's ///M
Replies: 63
Views: 11433

Re: Bertiejaffa's ///M

Good job. Now i understand why you stripped the interior down. The previous owner needs a prize for the striped carpet! It should look great when done. Look forward to having a look at it.
by Deano1712
Sun 24 Apr, 2016 07:17
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 23rd April
Replies: 9
Views: 1430

Re: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 23rd April

Yes all good :-) It was a great day out.
by Deano1712
Thu 21 Apr, 2016 18:11
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 23rd April
Replies: 9
Views: 1430

Re: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 30th April

Change of plan on this we are going a week earlier on 23rd. Looks like just the two of us but its open to more if anyone is interested.
by Deano1712
Mon 18 Apr, 2016 16:35
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 23rd April
Replies: 9
Views: 1430

Yorkshire cruise Saturday 23rd April

Short notice cruise please pm me if you fancy a run out for the day. Meet at Ferrybridge services (M62/A1 intersection) 9 to 9-30am. Route will go through Yorkshire Dales inc Buttertups. There will be refreshment stops and a pub lunch. Wilk add nore details later. Confirmed list Deano1712 Pingu If y...
by Deano1712
Wed 06 Apr, 2016 21:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Strut braces
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: Strut braces

Put a front brace on. Rear braces dont do anything. The problem with the rear is overly soft subframe bushes. You are far better off changing the bushes for poly.
by Deano1712
Sat 19 Mar, 2016 07:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP NEEDED PLEASE...
Replies: 18
Views: 2134

Re: HELP NEEDED PLEASE...

I would be surprised if the different types of trailing arms were different lengths. Its possible accident damage is to blame. Worth getting an alignment check done and a good look at the subframe for signs of damage.
by Deano1712
Thu 10 Mar, 2016 05:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How comfortable are your tyres?
Replies: 11
Views: 1213

Re: How comfortable are your tyres?

Im going to run a cruise in April in Yorkshire, but will be called at short notice. Need to get my car running again first.
by Deano1712
Tue 01 Mar, 2016 04:41
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Wind deflector for OEM BMW Z3 roll hoops
Replies: 9
Views: 1002

Re: Wanted: Wind deflector for OEM BMW Z3 roll hoops

I have one you can buy from me. Its surplus now i have ACS hoops :-). Send me a pm.
by Deano1712
Wed 24 Feb, 2016 21:26
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: 25 Feb 2016 - Flying Scotsman (w/ TIMINGS)
Replies: 15
Views: 3300

Re: 25 Feb 2016 - Flying Scotsman (w/ TIMINGS)

bertiejaffa wrote:
Deano1712 wrote: I would be there but the car is in pieces.
Again ?
Still, not touch it since Christmas. Need to get it running next month.
by Deano1712
Wed 24 Feb, 2016 18:02
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 7844

Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

Its going to be a good run. More cars the better. Last years event was a blast, fun and happy memories [emoji3].


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by Deano1712
Wed 24 Feb, 2016 17:51
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: 25 Feb 2016 - Flying Scotsman (w/ TIMINGS)
Replies: 15
Views: 3300

Re: 25 Feb 2016 - Flying Scotsman (w/ TIMINGS)

Have fun. I would be there but the car is in pieces. Oh im away skiing anyways [emoji3]


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by Deano1712
Tue 09 Feb, 2016 22:38
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: A Newbie!
Replies: 9
Views: 1570

Re: A Newbie!

Hi Mani welcome to the forum
by Deano1712
Tue 02 Feb, 2016 20:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hamann hardtops...
Replies: 337
Views: 35461

Re: Hamann hardtops...

Mine has 3000 on it too. Have you stolen mine? Im not at home now so will check its still there when i get back ;-)
by Deano1712
Sat 30 Jan, 2016 12:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: So it's still not handling how I'd want...
Replies: 64
Views: 5734

Re: So it's still not handling how I'd want...

I would check your rear shocks. You say you have changed the fronts but dont mention rears. I changed mine at 60k. The old ones were knackered and the car was transformed with new shocks.
by Deano1712
Thu 21 Jan, 2016 09:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone Replaced Rear Subframe Bushes In Situ?
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: Anyone Replaced Rear Subframe Bushes In Situ?

Ok Brian I was wondering how you managed to pull the bush while it was still on the stud lol.

Did you tighten the rear wheel bolts up properly after the job was done? ;-)
by Deano1712
Thu 21 Jan, 2016 04:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone Replaced Rear Subframe Bushes In Situ?
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: Anyone Replaced Rear Subframe Bushes In Situ?

I dont see how it could be done in situ. I dropped the subframe a foot so the bushes were clear of the studs. Made my own tool. There may be a post about it years ago.
by Deano1712
Wed 13 Jan, 2016 18:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Zed cruise & meet with "Just Jane" Sunday 3rd July 2016
Replies: 88
Views: 10347

Re: Zed cruise & meet with "Just Jane" Sunday 3rd July 2016

Put me down for this, meet at Newark. Cheers.
by Deano1712
Sat 02 Jan, 2016 20:16
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 80126

Z3M V8 Conversion

Happy new year everyone [emoji3] A few of you will know the car has had a small coolant leak for a while, getting worse in 2015. On Pingu's run last year it got me worried and I didn't drive the car much after for fear of coolant loss and overheating. The leak was coming out of the bottom of the bel...