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by msassoon
Mon 08 Apr, 2013 17:23
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 2.8 1997 palmetto green - SOLD
Replies: 16
Views: 1285

Re: Z3 2.8 1997 palmetto green - SOLD

Sorry, but this has now gone.
by msassoon
Sat 06 Apr, 2013 11:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 2.8 1997 palmetto green - SOLD
Replies: 16
Views: 1285

Re: Z3 2.8 1997 palmetto green 60000 miles with tax & MOT £2

I have a deposit on it for collection Monday, so if that falls through I will let you all know.
by msassoon
Sat 06 Apr, 2013 10:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Clarion SRV313 Active Subwoofer - SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Clarion SRV313 Active Subwoofer - SOLD

This is on ebay too:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300886335607? ... 1586.l2649

Or you can have it now for £55 shipped.
by msassoon
Fri 05 Apr, 2013 17:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Earls clutch hose for Z3 2.8 1997 - SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Earls clutch hose for Z3 2.8 1997 - SOLD

Bought it for my car and fitted, but the wrong fittings were supplied. Earls since replaced the fitting, but never tried it again. £20 posted.

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by msassoon
Thu 28 Mar, 2013 11:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 2.8 1997 palmetto green - SOLD
Replies: 16
Views: 1285

Re: Z3 2.8 1997 palmetto green 60000 miles with tax & MOT £2

Not interested in splitting the car, I haven't got the time to get another set of wheels and swap them. Still available for viewing all weekend, bar Sunday.
by msassoon
Fri 22 Mar, 2013 18:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 2.8 1997 palmetto green - SOLD
Replies: 16
Views: 1285

Re: Z3 2.8 1997 palmetto green 60000 miles with tax & MOT £2

Thanks. Got some interest, so see how it goes. The 630i I bought was immaculate too.
by msassoon
Fri 22 Mar, 2013 15:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 2.8 1997 palmetto green - SOLD
Replies: 16
Views: 1285

Re: Z3 2.8 1997 palmetto green 60000 miles with tax & MOT £2

New pics added, taken today.
by msassoon
Thu 21 Mar, 2013 10:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 2.8 1997 palmetto green - SOLD
Replies: 16
Views: 1285

Re: Z3 2.8 1997 palmetto green 60000 miles with tax & MOT £2

Viewings available this weekend.
by msassoon
Mon 18 Mar, 2013 14:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 2.8 1997 palmetto green - SOLD
Replies: 16
Views: 1285

Re: Z3 2.8 1997 palmetto green 60000 miles with tax & MOT £2

Thanks, that really helps. I am not sure what it was worth, but that is good news.
by msassoon
Mon 18 Mar, 2013 12:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 2.8 1997 palmetto green - SOLD
Replies: 16
Views: 1285

Re: Z3 2.8 1997 palmetto green 60000 miles with tax & MOT £2

Yup, it is lovely, but times change. Anyone? I will be putting it on Autotrader, but wanted to give everyone here the chance first.
by msassoon
Mon 18 Mar, 2013 09:33
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 2.8 1997 palmetto green - SOLD
Replies: 16
Views: 1285

Re: Z3 2.8 1997 palmetto green 60000 miles with tax & MOT £2

Reduced price for quick sale.
by msassoon
Sun 17 Mar, 2013 15:35
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 2.8 1997 palmetto green - SOLD
Replies: 16
Views: 1285

Z3 2.8 1997 palmetto green - SOLD

I have bought a 630 convertible and now have this car spare. Thought I would offer it here to anyone if they are interested. What is it? A 1997 2.8 Z3 Roadster in Palmetto Green II. Pretty standard, but has a lightened flywheel and Z3M clutch in it. The gearbox was also drained and refilled with new...
by msassoon
Mon 17 Sep, 2012 17:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How long to change a clutch ?
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: How long to change a clutch ?

Sounds about right to be honest.
by msassoon
Fri 14 Sep, 2012 13:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Transporting stuff in your Zed
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Transporting stuff in your Zed

I bought a power washer with accessories, and the answer was to empty the box and crush it, then put most in the boot, and some in the front seat. Tables and stuff in the front seat is pretty common too. Amazing what you can do when you think it through.
by msassoon
Mon 10 Sep, 2012 12:41
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Spare tyre and holder - FREE
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Spare tyre and holder - FREE

It is here on ebay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300775267156? ... 500wt_1361

but I will give this to any member who can collect for free. I just want rid of it.
by msassoon
Thu 06 Sep, 2012 15:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Clutch install went wrong
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: New Clutch install went wrong

My dad (a mechanic) and I have had my box in and out 5 times and used an adjustment tool to ensure it was in the right place before fitting the. If it is not lined up correctly, then the box doesn't fit properly as the clutch moves as you try to line it up. They would have hammered it on believing i...
by msassoon
Mon 06 Aug, 2012 15:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.8ltr MPG
Replies: 21
Views: 832

Re: Z3 2.8ltr MPG

That is about what I get. The fuel economy was bad for a while, but I changed the spark plugs and it shot back up to normal.
by msassoon
Mon 06 Aug, 2012 15:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Brake pipes - Expected Costs
Replies: 12
Views: 1510

Re: Brake pipes - Expected Costs

I paid £86 for braided hoses all round. They are not tough to do, but I did have the help of an experienced mechanic to be sure :oops: Should be about 1-2 hours labour depending on how hard they are to get off.
by msassoon
Mon 06 Aug, 2012 15:47
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Rear speakers
Replies: 10
Views: 1926

Re: Rear speakers

I managed to JUST get those Vibe Slicks behind the original trims by removing the front cover, but only did one in the end.
by msassoon
Tue 31 Jul, 2012 08:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Front wishbone bushes!
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: Z3 Front wishbone bushes!

Look like the ones I put on, so yes, they are correct. It is the uncentred ones that are for the Z3M as far as I know.
by msassoon
Thu 12 Jul, 2012 22:54
Forum: Performance
Topic: 1998 2.8 Yellow Stuff Front Pads
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: 1998 2.8 Yellow Stuff Front Pads

Ok, nuff said. Maybe red stuff?
by msassoon
Thu 12 Jul, 2012 09:24
Forum: Performance
Topic: 1998 2.8 Yellow Stuff Front Pads
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: 1998 2.8 Yellow Stuff Front Pads

I am looking for something similar, but what is wrong with the Red Stuff pads? For disks, I have been using the Brembo Max disks that are the same price as the Pagid disks on Eurocarparts and have just 4 grooves. They are a good quality subtle alternative to race disks and don't need warming up. Fou...
by msassoon
Wed 11 Jul, 2012 09:11
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: To buy a SatNav or use iPhone or even use a Map??
Replies: 18
Views: 2593

Re: To buy a SatNav or use iPhone or even use a Map??

I have used the Nokia Maps for some time and they are cracking. I tried Google Maps and was not so impressed. Anyway, the only thing I can warn away from is TomTom. The software on them is so bad it looks like a 4 year old wrote it. I am dealing with two of the blasted things for family and they are...
by msassoon
Wed 27 Jun, 2012 08:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fuel Cat
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: Fuel Cat

To be honest, these are actually quite good, and I fitted quite a few when the unleaded changeover happened. If you already run unleaded, then they are useless to you, but for the conversion without an actual conversion, they were excellent.
by msassoon
Mon 25 Jun, 2012 11:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rough up to date clutch replacement cost?
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Rough up to date clutch replacement cost?

I did, but I did the work my self. It is about £160 for the clutch kit, and hopefully your flywheel is ok. It takes about 4 hours to take the box down and then swap the clutches, so depends on you garage's rate. Hope that helps a little.
by msassoon
Thu 21 Jun, 2012 09:33
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Cheap Tailored Mats
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Cheap Tailored Mats

They were posted, but I am in Germany until Wednesday. I will post pics once I have them.
by msassoon
Mon 18 Jun, 2012 00:16
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: No sounds on drivers side
Replies: 17
Views: 2524

Re: No sounds on drivers side

I have the same one. Do you have an ISO connector fitted? The connector on this model is a bit fiddly when you push it in as it is a bit to big for the hole.
by msassoon
Fri 15 Jun, 2012 15:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Cheap Tailored Mats
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Cheap Tailored Mats

I ordered some too. A good deal if they are even half decent.
by msassoon
Thu 14 Jun, 2012 21:42
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Rear speaker size?
Replies: 5
Views: 1544

Re: Rear speaker size?

4" on a pre-facelift and 5" on a facelift.
by msassoon
Wed 13 Jun, 2012 17:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spare key
Replies: 23
Views: 1884

Re: Spare key

Yeah, I got told the same by Timpsons. Anyone know anywhere that cut these? Everyone tells me no.
by msassoon
Sun 10 Jun, 2012 18:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone changed the prop mount?
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Anyone changed the prop mount?

Any tips on changing the centre mount? I have a gearbox rattle, but the box has been changed and oiled, but no change. I am thinking that maybe the shaft is moving under idle, but not sure. Could be engine mounts too.
by msassoon
Fri 01 Jun, 2012 09:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Breaking Z3
Replies: 88
Views: 8266

Re: Breaking Z3

Do you have the rear subframe and prop? I think they should fit my pre-facelift 2.8. Can they be couriered?
by msassoon
Sat 26 May, 2012 16:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 roll bars - roll hops
Replies: 8
Views: 765

Re: z3 roll bars - roll hops

I did tighten them up a lot, but they just spun on the chromed pipes. I was going to try the ones that have a bar between the hoops http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3-STAINLESS-POLISHED-ROLL-BAR-STYLE-BAR-/251038808437?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3a73143975 but found some OEM parts a...
by msassoon
Fri 25 May, 2012 14:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 roll bars - roll hops
Replies: 8
Views: 765

Re: z3 roll bars - roll hops

Here you go

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They never really stayed in place and used to spin around because the holes were in the wrong place.
by msassoon
Fri 18 May, 2012 16:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clunk from nearside front suspension.
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Clunk from nearside front suspension.

If you do decide to do it, I have some spring compressors over in Crowthorne, and could help you do it if you got the struts off the car.
by msassoon
Mon 07 May, 2012 10:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted Chrome Door Handle Surround
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Wanted Chrome Door Handle Surround

My dad got a pair from the stealership. Think they were £11 each.
by msassoon
Sun 06 May, 2012 10:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhaust blocked, broken inside? & local car spotted
Replies: 11
Views: 450

Re: Exhaust blocked, broken inside? & local car spotted

That's what I did. I bought a cat from http://www.cats2u.co.uk/ who offer a 2 year warranty. Mine failed after just over a year, and they replaced it next day with no quibble. I have also got an ANSA OEM replacement. Not stainless or any other thing, just the same size and shape as the original, but...
by msassoon
Fri 04 May, 2012 09:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recommended Gearbox Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 2090

Re: Recommended Gearbox Oil

Yes indeed, and that is what is in my box. It is from an M3, but is the same. It seems that a particularly thin MTF was used up until a point, and then ATF after. If it says ATF, use that.
by msassoon
Thu 26 Apr, 2012 09:13
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Palmetto Green Z3 in Sandhurst
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Palmetto Green Z3 in Sandhurst

It's funny, this colour is so uncommon I thought I would be spotted more often, but no.
by msassoon
Wed 25 Apr, 2012 13:25
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Palmetto Green Z3 in Sandhurst
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Palmetto Green Z3 in Sandhurst

Thought I may have been the only one in the area, but apparently not. Heading from Bracknell to the M3/A30 end.
by msassoon
Sun 15 Apr, 2012 10:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Full set of OEM springs for Z3 2.8
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Full set of OEM springs for Z3 2.8

On that popular auction site now.
by msassoon
Sun 15 Apr, 2012 10:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Full set of OEM springs for Z3 2.8
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Full set of OEM springs for Z3 2.8

Still have this set.
by msassoon
Fri 13 Apr, 2012 09:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: poly type bushes
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: poly type bushes

I did the same and went poly all round bar the trailing arm bushes (some say they squeak), and I have found the whole car more responsive and actually rides better now. The only problem I seem to have is tracking for some reason. Definitely a good upgrade.
by msassoon
Tue 10 Apr, 2012 10:48
Forum: Performance
Topic: Goodridge brake lines
Replies: 0
Views: 344

Goodridge brake lines

Emptied all the brake fluid out of my car and replaced it, but at the same time added Goodridge brake lines. Really easy to fit, and make the braking feel more certain that it previously was. http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y91/msassoon/Z3/2012-03-31-016.jpg http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y91/msa...
by msassoon
Sun 08 Apr, 2012 13:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.8 Fully synthetic oil?
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: 2.8 Fully synthetic oil?

That's the stuff, a real bargain I think.
by msassoon
Sun 08 Apr, 2012 13:00
Forum: Performance
Topic: Mystery Brake Pad wear
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Mystery Brake Pad wear

That sounds right to me, the pistons need removing and cleaning or replacing. A good clean should be enough.
by msassoon
Sat 07 Apr, 2012 11:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.8 Fully synthetic oil?
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: 2.8 Fully synthetic oil?

I have used 5w30 Valvoline and Fuchs and they are pretty good. Interestingly, the standard Vauxhall fully synth is the same as Fuchs Titan, but at half the price. I have run it in most of my cars and is great.
by msassoon
Sat 07 Apr, 2012 10:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Iridium plugs - any good ??
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: Iridium plugs - any good ??

I think they are great and last a lot longer than others. If you want to change them every year, use copper, but iridium and platinum last thousands of miles. I would always use NGK, and have in every car I have had.
by msassoon
Fri 06 Apr, 2012 13:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Full set of OEM springs for Z3 2.8
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Full set of OEM springs for Z3 2.8

I have a full set of springs (2 front and 2 rear) from my 2.8. I am willing to split these too. £40 + delivery (about £16 due to size and weight) or £20 a pair.

Cheers

Marc
by msassoon
Wed 04 Apr, 2012 17:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: wtd: offical bmw z3 stubby aerial antenna
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Re: wtd: offical bmw z3 stubby aerial antenna

You can buy it from BMW Direct on Amazon, but I think it was £20 or so.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/BMW-Genuine-Spo ... 249&sr=8-2