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by walrus5668
Wed 24 Jul, 2013 17:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Can any of you good people help me ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1560

Re: Can any of you good people help me ?

ok solved problem ... was the shitty non bmw cam sensor ... i got hold of a bmw one and just changed it .. problem solved .. thanks for your help
by walrus5668
Wed 24 Jul, 2013 16:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Can any of you good people help me ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1560

Re: Can any of you good people help me ?

it showed crank and cam sensor faults .. but the car was running with the same problem as i have now but it would cut out when warm then not restart until cooled .. he said classic crank sensor .. i changed them the car stopped cutting out when warm ..but was there the problem is as it is now , hicc...
by walrus5668
Wed 24 Jul, 2013 16:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Can any of you good people help me ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1560

Re: Can any of you good people help me ?

it was a proper bmw computer that a freind has as he works at bmw ... hes very busy so i cant even ask him advice as hes away atm
by walrus5668
Wed 24 Jul, 2013 16:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Can any of you good people help me ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1560

Re: Can any of you good people help me ?

ok so the car was at idle and up to temp.... it was doing the normal tiny hiccup thing on idle .. i unplugged the maf and it never changed anything ... i then plugged the maf back in while it was running and it sort of lowered the revs for a second then went back to the same as it was before .. hicu...
by walrus5668
Wed 24 Jul, 2013 16:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Can any of you good people help me ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1560

Re: Can any of you good people help me ?

ill try that Gazza .. thank you guys .. :)
by walrus5668
Wed 24 Jul, 2013 16:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Can any of you good people help me ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1560

Re: Can any of you good people help me ?

yeah no codes been thrown up ... yeah i might have to go bmw parts as i had read that there was a problem with non bmw parts .. only after ide changed them :(
by walrus5668
Wed 24 Jul, 2013 15:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Can any of you good people help me ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1560

Can any of you good people help me ?

wonder if anyone can help ... i got a m52b28 in my z3 .. ive done various mods m50 manifold , bbtb, full ss performance exhaust, decat, remap .. recently ive had probs with the car i had to change the cam and crank sensor but the car ran fine with all the mods mentioned before those sensor problems....
by walrus5668
Sat 13 Apr, 2013 22:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Torture !!
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Z3 Torture !!

That looks great fun! :lol: i just cant tell you how much fun it is... and cheap fun ..costs me £15 entry fee , maybe £20 in petrol , £5 for lunch and a few spare wheels/tyres now and then .. autotests , all forward autotests and autosolos are held all ove the country and the best thing is that mos...
by walrus5668
Sat 13 Apr, 2013 21:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Torture !!
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Z3 Torture !!

yes ..haha .. i smashed the front bumper/lower splitter type thing to bits :shock: ... ive got another front bumper to go on hence the temp bit of mesh in the front but just havent put it on yet.. it wasnt from one day though .. its at various events throughout 2012 and early 2013.
by walrus5668
Sat 13 Apr, 2013 21:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Who's a numpty
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Who's a numpty

i love my z3 .. but just over the last few days ive been ebay trolling , looking at different cars ...not a good sign ..but i just know if i said goodbye to my z i think i would regret it as in all the years of car ownership ive never had as much fun in a car ive owned !! ...probs just keep it i thi...
by walrus5668
Sat 13 Apr, 2013 21:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Torture !!
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Z3 Torture !!

Just thought ide share this video of me torturing my z3 ...its a slag and deserves to be punished haha ... z3's and motorsport are a lot of fun :D :D

http://vimeo.com/57286884
by walrus5668
Wed 10 Apr, 2013 18:16
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMW Car Show at Beamish Museum 28th April
Replies: 60
Views: 13191

Re: BMW Car Show at Beamish Museum 28th April

Fender2004 wrote: I'm sure we can find a quiet corner for you to park :twisted:
haha ill be parking there too then :shock:
by walrus5668
Wed 10 Apr, 2013 15:25
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMW Car Show at Beamish Museum 28th April
Replies: 60
Views: 13191

Re: BMW Car Show at Beamish Museum 28th April

although my car is prepared for the motorsport i do in it and its a bit of a slag..i might have a run up there..im only in Seaham so its not that far !! :D :D
by walrus5668
Wed 24 Oct, 2012 16:12
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: im liking my lower z3
Replies: 3
Views: 942

Re: im liking my lower z3

actually ..looking at that pic i can see why you would say this....in reality spacers would make the rear wheels scrape. the smaller springs have altered the geometry of the suspension and the camber has changed..i will probably get uneven tyre wear but for what i use the car for im happy with the b...
by walrus5668
Wed 24 Oct, 2012 16:08
Forum: Performance
Topic: Lowering springs or Coil overs
Replies: 15
Views: 1998

Re: Lowering springs or Coil overs

the original spring pads were put back in. I compared the tops of the old springs to the top of the new and they looked the same. The pads fit just as nicely on the new springs as they did with the old. Ive not experienced any scraping or bottoming out at the front or rear. The ride is firm but forg...
by walrus5668
Wed 24 Oct, 2012 03:08
Forum: Performance
Topic: Lowering springs or Coil overs
Replies: 15
Views: 1998

Re: Lowering springs or Coil overs

i recently fitted Apex springs to my 2.8 z3. I kept the standard shocks. They gave me a 30mm drop and i was apprehensive that the ride would be to harsh. I shouldnt have worried.. they are great..theyve improved the car no end and although of course the car is a little harder its a very nice ride qu...
by walrus5668
Wed 24 Oct, 2012 02:41
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: im liking my lower z3
Replies: 3
Views: 942

im liking my lower z3

been going lower

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i like the way it sounds too




:D :D :D
by walrus5668
Sat 18 Aug, 2012 22:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: have i got a CAT
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: have i got a CAT

yeah i looked on real oem and saw that to....thats what confused me that there was a no cat option...thank you for your help :D :D
by walrus5668
Sat 18 Aug, 2012 21:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: have i got a CAT
Replies: 2
Views: 218

have i got a CAT

hi...wondered if any of the gurus on here might be able to help

i have a june 1997 z3 2.8 roadster...i was wondering if my car has a CAT or just a normal front silencer.

thanks in advance

Gaz
by walrus5668
Fri 10 Aug, 2012 17:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 for Drifting - after some guidance on Z3 Models etc
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: Z3 for Drifting - after some guidance on Z3 Models etc

i recently bought a 1997 2.8 m52 engined z3 with he intention of doing various motorsport events like drag strip, autosolos/autotests, track days and maybe some drifting. Im busy modifying my car to suit. i need a good all rounder as well as something i can use as a daily. So far ive done the follow...
by walrus5668
Fri 03 Aug, 2012 15:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: bought a Z3 and i think its cursed
Replies: 21
Views: 946

Re: bought a Z3 and i think its cursed

LookinFoolish wrote:I might be wrong here, but did you de-tango the front and leave the rest? Only just noticed in the latest picture.
no its still fully tango'd up im afraid...for now lol
by walrus5668
Thu 02 Aug, 2012 21:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Sellers Overpricing Their Car
Replies: 34
Views: 2489

Re: Z3 Sellers Overpricing Their Car

auctions are a joke and are by no means reflect the true values of cars. Im a car trader and its common practice for both private sellers and dealers to send reps to the auctions to shill bid the cars up....in other words ..false bids are put on cars to raise the value before the last unsuspecting b...
by walrus5668
Thu 02 Aug, 2012 16:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Sellers Overpricing Their Car
Replies: 34
Views: 2489

Re: Z3 Sellers Overpricing Their Car

The wheel will turn. Those who can keep their cars will benefit. The number of cars is always diminishing, and will eventually reach a point where getting a decent car will be harder to come by. It'll be those that will be able to ask any price to a serious buyer / collector. This is true of the BM...
by walrus5668
Thu 02 Aug, 2012 15:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: bought a Z3 and i think its cursed
Replies: 21
Views: 946

Re: bought a Z3 and i think its cursed

ITS FIXED LOL :D :D :D

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Im on the look out for every dog that i pass and go the other way when i see a Clio lmao :shock: :shock:
by walrus5668
Wed 01 Aug, 2012 22:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Sellers Overpricing Their Car
Replies: 34
Views: 2489

Re: Z3 Sellers Overpricing Their Car

i bought a 97 2.8 z3 in arctic silver with 90k on the clock and most of its service history for £950 only 4 weeks ago...granted it needed a clutch so it stood me £1200 after that was fitted....a bargain i thought !!! :D :D
by walrus5668
Wed 01 Aug, 2012 21:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: bought a Z3 and i think its cursed
Replies: 21
Views: 946

Re: bought a Z3 and i think its cursed

Deano1712 wrote:Eeek the side took quite a thump. How was doggy after that?

Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2

had a large gash to its neck and only superficial injuries......until i stamped on its neck that is lol...jk i didnt really lmao 8-) 8-)
by walrus5668
Wed 01 Aug, 2012 21:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: bought a Z3 and i think its cursed
Replies: 21
Views: 946

Re: bought a Z3 and i think its cursed

swamper wrote:yep it cursed :shock:
buy some bull bars :D

:lol: :lol: ...yeah bull bars...ill write that on my list of upgrades
by walrus5668
Wed 01 Aug, 2012 21:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: bought a Z3 and i think its cursed
Replies: 21
Views: 946

bought a Z3 and i think its cursed

hi to all im new to this forum and i am enjoying reading everyones comments and reading the information you guys supply. I have owned loads of bmw's over the years and decided to give the Z3 a go about 4 weeks ago. I managed to pick a arctic silver 2.8 version up for a very good price. After install...
by walrus5668
Wed 01 Aug, 2012 20:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slight engine rattle
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: Slight engine rattle

could be the timing chain tensioners too...its a common problem on m52 engines. Most make the mistake of thinking this rattle is the vanos but most of the time its just the tensioners. Its still a bitch of a job