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by Southernboy
Tue 27 Jun, 2017 06:10
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: GEARSHIFT CONSOLE TRIM
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: GEARSHIFT CONSOLE TRIM

Hi guys. I'm pretty good for an aging old fart. Must admit to having a distinct impression of "slowing down". I certainly don't get as excited about skirt as I used to, and I find curling a curiously interesting sport... :lol: Actually, I'm quite busy with work for which I'm grateful. I consider mys...
by Southernboy
Thu 18 May, 2017 10:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: GEARSHIFT CONSOLE TRIM
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: GEARSHIFT CONSOLE TRIM

Hi buddy. Thanks good man. Feeling more like myself again. I've listed them on eBay too... a tad more than here though... :)
by Southernboy
Thu 18 May, 2017 08:34
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: GEARSHIFT CONSOLE TRIM
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

GEARSHIFT CONSOLE TRIM

Hi all. Been a while. I've had some personal issues to deal with lately which have taken up my attention. Anyhow, I have 5 Gearshift trims available for the standard Z3 cars. As you can see in the attached pic, it is as per the M Z3 car trim except it's shaped to fit the standard Z3 console. They ar...
by Southernboy
Sun 26 Feb, 2017 06:47
Forum: Performance
Topic: DID YOU KNOW....diff noise revelation!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2094

Re: DID YOU KNOW....diff noise revelation!!!

I think you're confused..... The foam is filled into the tube like carrier which extends on each side of the diff. What you're seeing on the video is someone having put foam into the body structure above in an effort to support a weak structure. The post above is referring to item 1 in the graphic b...
by Southernboy
Sun 01 Jan, 2017 06:00
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Z017
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Z017

Wishing all members a healthy, happy, prosperous and excellent Z017 :cheers
by Southernboy
Sun 25 Dec, 2016 05:11
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas to all and keep the magic going as strong as ever. :cheers
by Southernboy
Fri 16 Dec, 2016 09:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Non M gearshift surround
Replies: 45
Views: 4758

Re: Non M gearshift surround

Last chance this year...... I have just 2 of these gearshift surrounds left. £80 Incl postage.

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by Southernboy
Tue 15 Nov, 2016 14:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Non M gearshift surround
Replies: 45
Views: 4758

Re: Non M gearshift surround

Collected the parts this morning and started buffing..... Final polish with the Mothers after I've done them all on the buffing wheel... Then tomorrow I'll go see Jeff the plating guy... Who knows, maybe he'll be kind and get them done by friday... may be a bit much to ask, but I certainly will ask....
by Southernboy
Sun 30 Oct, 2016 14:51
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Non M gearshift surround
Replies: 45
Views: 4758

Re: Non M gearshift surround

Something new - a request from another Z3 owner to have the finish in "black chrome" to match his handbrake and gear knob... Anyone wanting this "special" finish please let me know... Pic below is an example of the colour / finish... The Storm knob is actually Titanium coated which is a gas coating ...
by Southernboy
Sat 29 Oct, 2016 17:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Non M gearshift surround
Replies: 45
Views: 4758

Re: Non M gearshift surround

Thanks good man - you're booked for one. I'll PM you next week with all the details.
Cheers
Barry
by Southernboy
Sat 29 Oct, 2016 12:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Non M gearshift surround
Replies: 45
Views: 4758

Re: Non M gearshift surround

Well I've decided to make up 10 more "M" style gearshift surrounds - that means ten people who want the chromed / polished or brushed aluminium gearshift surround now have the chance to get one before Xmas... Basic price is £60 for polished or brushed aluminium Chromed extra £10 P&P £10 to UK /EU an...
by Southernboy
Fri 28 Oct, 2016 05:59
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.
Replies: 66
Views: 6719

Re: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.

As time goes by, the market will become larger as damage to headlights dries up the available OE replacement units, and as you will appreciate, it's all about having them for those that need / want them. I have no doubt that the complete headlight units will also become sought after for the same rea...
by Southernboy
Wed 26 Oct, 2016 07:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New steering rack - stiffness...
Replies: 18
Views: 2386

Re: New steering rack - stiffness...

Presumably you've had the wheel alignment checked and set correctly ? Perhaps that's what you mean by laser tracking ? Have you checked the fluid level in the reservoir to ensure it hasn't changed since the change was made, and are you satisfied there are no "odd" noises when turning the steering wh...
by Southernboy
Tue 25 Oct, 2016 14:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Changing the gearbox oil
Replies: 73
Views: 6896

Re: Changing the gearbox oil

BMW do not manufacture oil.... and they don't have a special oil made for them. The BMW specification is available from other sources like Castrol or Shell etc. Lets look at the description from BMW... MTF = Manual Transmission Fluid. LT-1 = Life Time (They don't specify if the "lifetime" is that of...
by Southernboy
Sun 23 Oct, 2016 07:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.
Replies: 66
Views: 6719

Re: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.

I have a set of moulds to cast them in. Problem is, the fella that was doing them for me, and at a reasonable price nearly killed himself in a pro cycling off road race... He's not quite been himself since then. He used his head as the primary landing gear, and in spite of wearing a regulation helme...
by Southernboy
Sat 22 Oct, 2016 07:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.
Replies: 66
Views: 6719

Re: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.

Hi Pete I don't have any, and not making them any longer. You'll have to shop around for a set of cheap OEM headlights with the clear lenses fitted. Alternately, visit the scrappies and find them there - even if the headlight main lens is broken, the indicator lenses may be recoverable. LHD / RHD is...
by Southernboy
Tue 18 Oct, 2016 17:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED M OVAL REAR VIEW MIRROR
Replies: 10
Views: 1213

Re: WANTED M OVAL REAR VIEW MIRROR

The MINI mirror is a tad big !! Do a search on eBay for the M3 or M5 rearview mirror - they're the same as the Z3 M mirrors.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E46-M3-E39- ... 6~&vxp=mtr
by Southernboy
Tue 18 Oct, 2016 15:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: " roadster " badging NEW...
Replies: 0
Views: 503

" roadster " badging NEW...

" roadster " badging for you.... Size 100mm x 18mm x 3mm thick. (18mm high at the top of the d and t) Available in black, silver aluminium) or real chrome plated Price £ 12 per single item or and £ 10 per additional item. - inclusive of packaging / postage by registered airmail / signed for. If you ...
by Southernboy
Tue 18 Oct, 2016 12:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant
Replies: 9
Views: 991

Re: Coolant

With all due respect gentlemen, coolant these days is about as highly specced as you can get, and certainly much improved from the stuff BMW were specifying 15 plus years ago when the Z3 came onto the markets. If you make use of a reputable brand like Caltex or Shell, I doubt if it'll ruin your moto...
by Southernboy
Mon 17 Oct, 2016 06:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3650

Re: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?

If you refer to the Z3 Knowledgebase, and go to the "Dashboard removal" item, then within that you will see the "console removal" item - click on that for guidance.
by Southernboy
Sun 16 Oct, 2016 08:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: LHD headlights
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: LHD headlights

I think the point here is to store the RHD headlights, since the car is and RHD car - that way, restoring it to OEM status will be a simple matter.... :wink:
by Southernboy
Sat 15 Oct, 2016 16:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3650

Re: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?

I hope you don't have matching boots..... :lol:
by Southernboy
Thu 13 Oct, 2016 16:58
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: LHD headlights
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: LHD headlights

You might consider the eBay "projector headlights" as a reasonable option vs looking for a decent set of OEM LHD units - easy install etc and comparable cost to good OEM parts...?? Have a look at the link below...you will need to specify LHD. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-HEADLIGHTS-SET-HEAD-LAMP-LP...
by Southernboy
Thu 13 Oct, 2016 06:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Why doesn't my cigarette lighter work?
Replies: 8
Views: 1048

Re: Why doesn't my cigarette lighter work?

The unit has a little "key" which passes through a small notch cut out in the console hole at the 12 o clock position, ( I think - may be 3 o clock) then turned so the key prevents it coming out. It's a tight fit, and without the console out, you need to access from the driver side by removing the s...
by Southernboy
Thu 13 Oct, 2016 06:10
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: M STYLE GEARSHIFT TRIM FOR NON M Z3's
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: M STYLE GEARSHIFT TRIM FOR NON M Z3's

Thanks buddy.. I gather you're almost ready to do the Z4 steering wheel conversion??
by Southernboy
Wed 12 Oct, 2016 13:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.
Replies: 66
Views: 6719

Re: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.

Rubber, bulbs and motors off... Leave the plastic clips until you have it warmed up. They can be quite brittle when cold.
by Southernboy
Tue 11 Oct, 2016 17:55
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: M STYLE GEARSHIFT TRIM FOR NON M Z3's
Replies: 2
Views: 479

M STYLE GEARSHIFT TRIM FOR NON M Z3's

Anyone who likes really good Z3 upgrades will like the pics below - I recently posted off 8 gearshift trims to various guys in the UK and Canada... here are some pics of two fellas that received them on friday, and have already fitted them... these were chrome plated and one fella in Canada went for...
by Southernboy
Tue 11 Oct, 2016 11:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.
Replies: 66
Views: 6719

Re: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.

Before you start removing clips etc... check to see if the complete headlight will fit into the oven so you can also close the oven door... if not, you'll have to find a mate with a big enough oven.. :wink:
by Southernboy
Tue 11 Oct, 2016 10:34
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.
Replies: 66
Views: 6719

Re: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.

Removing the headlight from the car is simple - just some screws to be removed. Dismantling / opening up the unit is more complex. There are a bunch of sprung steel clips which need to be popped off that hold the two halves together. then the unit needs to be placed in a pre-heated oven at 100 C. fo...
by Southernboy
Fri 07 Oct, 2016 18:25
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: BMW ROADSTERS.
Replies: 2
Views: 650

BMW ROADSTERS.

Here's something to watch when the weather won't let you drive with the top down.... :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apqDx0o6ZgA
by Southernboy
Fri 07 Oct, 2016 14:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.
Replies: 66
Views: 6719

Re: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.

Sadly nobody else makes them. Best option is to find a cheap set of headlights with the clear lenses already fitted. then 2 options - 1. if the headlights are so poor that they cannot be used as a complete unit, you can remove the clear indicator lenses from the units - or 2. if they are in fair sha...
by Southernboy
Wed 05 Oct, 2016 12:36
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: 3.0 Z3 (2002) as a Donor car (shocking I hear you say !!)
Replies: 15
Views: 1657

Re: 3.0 Z3 (2002) as a Donor car (shocking I hear you say !!

It's your project, and you should do it the way you want to... No doubt you'll have some spares from both vehicles which can be used to offset some costs... Just enjoy yourself and don't hassle about anyone's approval or lack there-of.. :wave
by Southernboy
Wed 05 Oct, 2016 11:53
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: 3.0 Z3 (2002) as a Donor car (shocking I hear you say !!)
Replies: 15
Views: 1657

Re: 3.0 Z3 (2002) as a Donor car (shocking I hear you say !!

It would be simpler to first check the hole match of the 1.9 shaft flange with the 3.0 diff flange... it'll be easier to have new holes drilled. The 1.9 diff flanges won't fit into the 3.0 diff - it's a completely different diff. The 1.9 diff is much smaller than the 3.0 diff as a complete lump. Als...
by Southernboy
Wed 05 Oct, 2016 06:20
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: 3.0 Z3 (2002) as a Donor car (shocking I hear you say !!)
Replies: 15
Views: 1657

Re: 3.0 Z3 (2002) as a Donor car (shocking I hear you say !!

The diff on the 1.9 is different to the diff on the 3.0. But the rear drive shafts do not enter into the diff.... the diff has an output flange left and right, to which the rear drive shafts are bolted... so if the 1.9 drive shafts match up to the 3.0 diff flanges you can just go ahead, alternately,...
by Southernboy
Tue 04 Oct, 2016 09:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: top mounts rear shocks
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: top mounts rear shocks

A fork works well to pop the plastic clips out.
by Southernboy
Mon 03 Oct, 2016 18:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Non M gearshift surround
Replies: 45
Views: 4758

Re: Non M gearshift surround

PS...It's 2.5 MB - lots of pics... :wink:
by Southernboy
Mon 03 Oct, 2016 18:35
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Non M gearshift surround
Replies: 45
Views: 4758

Re: Non M gearshift surround

Email being sent immediately...
by Southernboy
Mon 03 Oct, 2016 18:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Non M gearshift surround
Replies: 45
Views: 4758

Re: Non M gearshift surround

Didn't you get an email from me with the fitting instructions?? If not, PM me with your email addy and I'll send it to you now... :wink:
by Southernboy
Mon 03 Oct, 2016 18:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3650

Re: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?

Holy Rattlesnake Batman!! :D
by Southernboy
Mon 03 Oct, 2016 17:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Non M gearshift surround
Replies: 45
Views: 4758

Re: Non M gearshift surround

Great news !! Thanks for letting me know... Pleased that two are confirmed arrived... If you need any help fitting just give me a shout.
by Southernboy
Wed 28 Sep, 2016 18:23
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Non M gearshift surround
Replies: 45
Views: 4758

Re: Non M gearshift surround

Quick update. If you guys lose a little black screw - the ones that can be seen fitted when the surround is in place - you can get spares from " Lowrider " on .org. He is holding around 30 spare screws, and will post to anyone who needs. Obviously the cost of postage is all there will be to pay. For...
by Southernboy
Tue 20 Sep, 2016 10:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Non M gearshift surround
Replies: 45
Views: 4758

Re: Non M gearshift surround

Parcels have been posted Here are the parcel numbers, also I have provided a tracking website link below. Please allow at least 3 days before you will see any info on the website. Once it reaches the UK, you can follow it o the Parcelforce website. J. Graham - # RJ015474625ZA D. Baker - # RJ01547460...
by Southernboy
Sun 18 Sep, 2016 08:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clattering noise from the front.
Replies: 39
Views: 4282

Re: Clattering noise from the front.

Hi Albert. Your observation of it being most noticeable when the motor is hot, and idling is significant. It supports, Pingu's prognosis, since the chain would not be under stress whilst idling, as it would be with your foot on the gas and therefore more likely to flap about. If you use a short leng...
by Southernboy
Thu 15 Sep, 2016 12:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Non M gearshift surround
Replies: 45
Views: 4758

Re: Non M gearshift surround

Chrome plating guys tell me they will be ready for collection tomorrow - Friday!!!.... :D
I will be calling on balances to be paid - pse don't make me pay the PayPal commission - I reckon the exchange rate of the weaker £ has ended up costing me to make these... :wink:
by Southernboy
Thu 15 Sep, 2016 07:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: fog light needed
Replies: 13
Views: 1100

Re: fog light needed

If you do go for the Chinese fogs, bear in mind the lens is plastic vs glass on the OEM fittings, and as we all know, the "sandblasting" effects on the front spoiler will also dull the plastic lens fairly easily. Perhaps at the price, one should order 2 sets, save on the postage / per set, and keep ...
by Southernboy
Wed 14 Sep, 2016 17:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: fog light needed
Replies: 13
Views: 1100

Re: fog light needed

Yep - well that's what the listing says... :wink:
by Southernboy
Wed 14 Sep, 2016 15:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: fog light needed
Replies: 13
Views: 1100

Re: fog light needed

by Southernboy
Tue 13 Sep, 2016 22:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1998 2.8
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: 1998 2.8

Thanks good man. If I need any parts I'll certainly call... Problem with getting them from the UK is the cost of postage and the 25% customs duty levied here on entry.. Makes a £10 part into a £30 part if I'm lucky!!! I recently bought some screws for £2.50 and the postage to SA was £8.90 plus £2.00...
by Southernboy
Tue 13 Sep, 2016 20:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1998 2.8
Replies: 3
Views: 511

1998 2.8

Today I found a 1998 2.8 advertised for sale - the seller said it needs TLC which when I spoke to him seem to involve a slightly damaged front spoiler and a new roof... I will view the car on friday, and if it's more cosmetic than serious stuff, I may take it on. It's going dirt cheap - for a South ...