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by Joycey
Tue 10 Oct, 2017 09:49
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Bumper Repair near Basingstoke
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Re: Bumper Repair near Basingstoke

Hello, I also live in Basingstoke and use TopGear for all my body work needs. They're over next to the snooker centre. They've done a few bonnets and bumpers for me over the last year. No complaints from me.
by Joycey
Mon 07 Aug, 2017 11:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE BMW Z3 2.0 Individual Velvet Blue
Replies: 0
Views: 412

FOR SALE BMW Z3 2.0 Individual Velvet Blue

2000 Velvet Blue 2.0 straight 6 Build date April 2000 Vin - LG73468 Individual Spec – Velvet Blue MOT till April 2018 5 owners from New 148,000 Miles on the clock Up to date service history (Invoices Present) New clutch 2013 (invoice present) This car is very well spec’d with heated seats & Aircon J...
by Joycey
Sun 30 Jul, 2017 11:05
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Z4 programmable functions scanner tool
Replies: 6
Views: 1372

Re: Z4 programmable functions scanner tool

I have the pro setup with my iphone, App was £48 and the Carly dongle £68. It's been faultless so far. I have programmed peoples roofs, cleared faults etc etc. Works very well on both Z3's and Z4's, It also has a very handy function for checking second hand cars for tamper etc.
by Joycey
Mon 10 Jul, 2017 09:44
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M Brakes
Replies: 6
Views: 688

Re: Z3M Brakes

I had the same issue a few years ago on my M (sticking calliper causing the juddering) and as you might know M tax on some parts is pricey, specially the callipers on the M, they have an M branded into them. A lot of company's say they can give you replacements which don't have the logo. They will d...
by Joycey
Wed 21 Jun, 2017 21:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 rear beam
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Z3 rear beam

6mm cap head mate. make sure its fully seated or you will round the heads.

Lee
by Joycey
Wed 21 Jun, 2017 21:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 rear beam
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Z3 rear beam

6mm cap head mate. make sure its fully seated or you will round the heads.

Lee
by Joycey
Tue 06 Jun, 2017 21:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Club logo
Replies: 109
Views: 10964

Re: Club logo

Geoff Crispin wrote:Still waiting, whats happening ?
Don't hold your breath mate.
by Joycey
Sun 21 May, 2017 17:23
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Kat's Z3 Widebody
Replies: 59
Views: 9224

Re: Kat's Z3 Widebody

Looking good Kat, did wonder why I didnt see you about.
by Joycey
Thu 23 Feb, 2017 22:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS - Z3M Shocks & Springs (Koni & Apex)
Replies: 1
Views: 476

FS - Z3M Shocks & Springs (Koni & Apex)

Having a clearout in my garage. I have a fully working suspension kit for a Z3M which used to be on my old M. Koni Adjustable shocks with Apex 35mm lowering springs. Have been on the car for the last 4 years. Happy to sell separately and open to offers. Shocks £100 and springs £30 http://i66.tinypic...
by Joycey
Fri 10 Feb, 2017 08:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Calling all lowered zeds! post a pic please..
Replies: 18
Views: 2044

Re: Calling all lowered zeds! post a pic please..

Bonzo wrote:Are there any Z3 owners on here who haven't lowered their suspension or fitted wheel spacers? :shock:

:cheers

Bonzo.

(Apart from me that is.)
You'll find them all on the non lowered Z3 thread.
by Joycey
Wed 08 Feb, 2017 23:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacing rear beam bushes: 3 questions for you
Replies: 39
Views: 3051

Re: Replacing rear beam bushes: 3 questions for you

Hoping it was an easy one to spot. Have you messaged spurs? He has 3 cars in at the moment. Might be worth grabbing a cover from him? Unless your in no rush.
by Joycey
Wed 08 Feb, 2017 21:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacing rear beam bushes: 3 questions for you
Replies: 39
Views: 3051

Re: Replacing rear beam bushes: 3 questions for you

That's rare to see in the U.K. Gook I don't suppose it failed where you hacksawed the old bushe out did it...

Just going by marks on the side of the exhaust look alot like hacksaw scuffs
by Joycey
Wed 08 Feb, 2017 10:56
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mpowerrob Z3 Orinoco Edition 2.8 progress journal
Replies: 27
Views: 4831

Re: Mpowerrob Z3 Orinoco Edition 2.8 progress journal

Lovely looking car, get some spacers on the rear :twisted:
by Joycey
Wed 08 Feb, 2017 10:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacing rear beam bushes: 3 questions for you
Replies: 39
Views: 3051

Re: Replacing rear beam bushes: 3 questions for you

I'm around the 20 mark now for Z3 rebuilds and the only real bit that makes me nervous every time is removing the 4 m6 cap heads (2 each side) that hold the beam plate in place. If you round these heads they are a pain to get to, the fuel tank is inches away. You might need to look at the exhaust bo...
by Joycey
Mon 06 Feb, 2017 13:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wind Deflector
Replies: 0
Views: 392

Wind Deflector

I have another batch of wind deflectors. I have 10 left. They come with 4 black Velcro straps. I have one on the wife's 2.2 and used to have one on my Z3M they also don't vibrate or resonate at high speed. The picture shows cable ties holding the deflector on so you can see how it sits. £70 includin...
by Joycey
Wed 25 Jan, 2017 13:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: London mechanics / garages
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: London mechanics / garages

What work are you looking to have done?
by Joycey
Tue 17 Jan, 2017 11:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cost of replacement Dual Mass flywheel?
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: Cost of replacement Dual Mass flywheel?

It's more common to find the diff has relaxed and lost its preload. I've had this on my old M and my 2.8 before that.

Lee
by Joycey
Wed 04 Jan, 2017 11:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: fun on ice
Replies: 10
Views: 1289

Re: fun on ice

just re disovered what fun you can have on icy roads in a rear wheel that ,i have to drive on the country lanes arround where I live to get to work , theses z3's are very forgiving with plenty of warning if you try to push things too hard , but with 40 + years of driving I know how to drive on icy/...
by Joycey
Fri 16 Dec, 2016 08:00
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My New Z4M Coupe Alpine White
Replies: 24
Views: 2680

Re: My New Z4M Coupe Alpine White

That's given it a nice look! Look forward to seeing it over the summer.
by Joycey
Fri 16 Dec, 2016 07:56
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Poll - Are you a BMWCC Member ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1920

Re: Poll - Are you a BMWCC Member ?

Not a member although I was tempted. I go to a number of shows they run and find myself not impressed.
by Joycey
Fri 18 Nov, 2016 08:19
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My New Z4M Coupe Alpine White
Replies: 24
Views: 2680

Re: My New Z4M Coupe Alpine White

Amazing car! welcome to the Coupe fold :twisted:
by Joycey
Thu 27 Oct, 2016 09:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: top speed
Replies: 12
Views: 1480

Re: top speed

I recently took the wife's 2.2 up to 130mph with the roof down, struggled to get any more out.
by Joycey
Thu 29 Sep, 2016 10:48
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: How to Repair the S50B32 VANOS
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Re: How to Repair the S50B32 VANOS

Cracking video Pingu!
by Joycey
Wed 20 Jul, 2016 13:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cost to replace clutch
Replies: 21
Views: 2053

Re: Cost to replace clutch

Pingu's referring to the preload applied on the prop shaft bearing. I've changed a few z3 clutches at home. Not a hugely complicated job just time consuming. All in not including my own time the cost came to £170 for LUK parts.

Lee
by Joycey
Fri 26 Feb, 2016 18:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS: Rare Rondell 0021 Alloy Wheels Z3m Fitment
Replies: 12
Views: 2258

Re: FS: Rare Rondell 0021 Alloy Wheels Z3m Fitment

Still have these Jonttt?

Lee
by Joycey
Wed 20 Jan, 2016 13:32
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: No more interest in M Roadster and Coupe?
Replies: 15
Views: 2743

Re: No more interest in M Roadster and Coupe?

I sold my M on last autumn she was a stunner when I sold her. She's round the Bristol area now. Bought myself a TVR Cerbera.

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by Joycey
Mon 02 Nov, 2015 14:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 engine brace
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Z3 engine brace

To answer your question Kikobo no your bolts wont fall out if you removed the nuts, providing the cars not in the air. The weight of the car will keep them firmly in place. The threads come from the suspension top mounts.

Lee
by Joycey
Mon 02 Nov, 2015 14:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Shims
Replies: 16
Views: 1505

Re: Shims

Unless he has the Wiseman hardtop which does require shims. I'm guessing it is the normal HT?

ee
by Joycey
Thu 13 Aug, 2015 09:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Poly bushes - good or bad?
Replies: 15
Views: 2314

Re: Poly bushes - good or bad?

I cant help but think your clunking is coming from somewhere else (which would sound louder with poly bushes). I fitted the Purple poly bushes to my M 25,000 miles ago and those of you who know me know that my car is driven to its full. But like with all cars if you uprate one component the stress w...
by Joycey
Wed 05 Aug, 2015 11:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Advice please on fitting coilovers
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Advice please on fitting coilovers

I have fitted three sets of these to other zeds, Although first impressions look good the ride is very crashy. The fronts have lots of adjustment for height and the backs seem to have the lowest setting as the standard height which is odd. Personally If given the choice I would avoid these cheap kit...
by Joycey
Wed 05 Aug, 2015 11:05
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6587

Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Stick me down, Also my parents in their zed.

We have got a hotel nearby too. Breaks the drive up.

Lee
by Joycey
Wed 05 Aug, 2015 10:42
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Gaydon 2015?
Replies: 15
Views: 1920

Re: Gaydon 2015?

I'll be there. On the stand with Total M cars look out for a silver M :)

Lee
by Joycey
Wed 29 Jul, 2015 07:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW M Roadster (S50)
Replies: 4
Views: 793

Re: BMW M Roadster (S50)

Sorry Bazza :) Time for something a little bigger.

Lee
by Joycey
Tue 28 Jul, 2015 09:33
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW M Roadster (S50)
Replies: 4
Views: 793

BMW M Roadster (S50)

The deed is done, its been a pleasure. Z3M with 84,000 Miles still being used daily (comes with 3 keys) Registered 15th September 1998 (Vin: LB06532) MOT Expires 15th March 2016 (Done at Ridgeway BMW) Artic Silver with black and grey interior This car has been my pride and joy the last two years and...
by Joycey
Fri 24 Jul, 2015 15:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M For Sale (S50)
Replies: 0
Views: 444

Z3M For Sale (S50)

Next week I will be advertising my Z3M on a few for sale sites. Its been an amazing two years with her. The amount I have learnt from working on her has been an honor. The advert will be an extensive write up of her history, body work, extras. As it stands she is 100% mechanically sound and everythi...
by Joycey
Thu 16 Jul, 2015 15:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: braking
Replies: 8
Views: 778

Re: braking

Don't rule out sticking callipers guys.

Lee
by Joycey
Thu 16 Jul, 2015 15:53
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD Bmw z3 (all e36) front big brake kit
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: FS Bmw z3 (all e36) front big brake kit

I have got to share this. Look at the last line of your ebay add. "I will S&%t worldwide" :P

Lee
by Joycey
Thu 16 Jul, 2015 08:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear Knob Wiring?
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: Gear Knob Wiring?

Or it was fitted as a replacement and never connected.

The headlight switch and gear knob run off the same fuse I found this out the hard way a few years ago.

Lee
by Joycey
Tue 14 Jul, 2015 07:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 3.0i differential unit.
Replies: 10
Views: 993

Re: Z3 3.0i differential unit.

I've been looking into this too. My LSD on my Z3M has started giving me some grief. I found one place with all the parts needed to rebuild the diff at www.bimmerdiffs.com but I couldn't find out the preload I needed on the pinion bearing. I think that bit of information would have to be trial and er...
by Joycey
Fri 10 Jul, 2015 15:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Seat Switches /Seat Belt Pre - Tensioners / Seats
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: Seat Switches /Seat Belt Pre - Tensioners / Seats

Just a note: those seats you have with no bases, I have two seat bases with no use for, so someone could make use of those seats if needed.

Lee
by Joycey
Fri 10 Jul, 2015 14:30
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Gookah's Z3 2.8 Progress
Replies: 104
Views: 31999

Re: Gookah's Z3 2.8 Progress

I love the attention to detail you pay your zed. Top work Gook.

Lee
by Joycey
Thu 09 Jul, 2015 15:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Let's see your wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: Let's see your wheels

Powder Coated Satin Black, Lowered 35mm.

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by Joycey
Sat 04 Jul, 2015 17:58
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: BC Racing Coilovers
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Re: BC Racing Coilovers

I believe when we fitted Dino's 6kg rear shocks they kept bottoming out on rough roads. Hopefully he will be along to confirm. On smooth roads they were fine.

Lee
by Joycey
Thu 02 Jul, 2015 16:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear Bumper fittment
Replies: 17
Views: 1039

Re: Rear Bumper fittment

Good to know, Any images of the fitment issue?
by Joycey
Thu 02 Jul, 2015 13:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear Bumper fittment
Replies: 17
Views: 1039

Re: Rear Bumper fittment

BladeRunner919 wrote:
Joycey wrote:
You would need all the rear panels.
Rear panels from a pre-facelift widebody or ///M will NOT fit a facelift car. The inner wings are different pre and post facelift.
That's what I'm trying to say. He would need to swap all the rear panels to achieve the look (including wings).
by Joycey
Thu 02 Jul, 2015 08:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear Bumper fittment
Replies: 17
Views: 1039

Re: Rear Bumper fittment

Yeah they are a straight swap. But only if your zed is pre facelift model. Which the 3.0 is facelift if my memory serves me well.

You would need all the rear panels.

Lee
by Joycey
Mon 29 Jun, 2015 18:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.8 gearbox
Replies: 7
Views: 763

Re: Z3 2.8 gearbox

There is but you will need a shorter prop shaft. They are also hard to get hold of.

Lee
by Joycey
Mon 29 Jun, 2015 09:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218586

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Bowler was it you who's brakes caught fire after the triangle run? :D

I just booked a guy to come remove my Deer impact dent from my zed. Cant wait its such an eye sore.

Lee