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by Keynun
Thu 19 Feb, 2015 20:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insurance - result :-)
Replies: 25
Views: 2623

Re: Insurance - result :-)

As a 24 year old with 2 previous non fault accidents under my belt, I feel sad to know that I pay as much as you all collectively in this post. (£nearly 1k for a 2.8).
by Keynun
Sun 15 Feb, 2015 19:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: name that part!!
Replies: 10
Views: 843

Re: name that part!!

by Keynun
Sun 15 Feb, 2015 19:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: name that part!!
Replies: 10
Views: 843

Re: name that part!!

I have the same ecotek thing on my car when I bought it. Still need to bring it back to oem, just have been lazy about it. I'm pretty sure you have i in the wrong place though, may want to change that over to oem asap.
by Keynun
Sun 08 Feb, 2015 18:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it worth fixing? 97' Z3 2.8
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: Is it worth fixing? 97' Z3 2.8

You do realise that no 728 will ever be as cool as pre-facelift widebody z3? But an e36 M3 will be cool as **** :evil: I need more power than the 2.8 has, sadly the performance is lacking, the 3.0 z3 is priced too close to an e36 m3 and the M coupe is too expensive for me. I changed my mind about t...
by Keynun
Sat 07 Feb, 2015 00:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it worth fixing? 97' Z3 2.8
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: Is it worth fixing? 97' Z3 2.8

I do love the car, but I also know that it has become a money pit now. It needs work on the prop bearing/diff mount. Calipers probably need a refurb too. It also has an oil link from the timing case, valve cover and by the looks of it a slight leak from the power steering pump. The aircon is also no...
by Keynun
Fri 06 Feb, 2015 23:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it worth fixing? 97' Z3 2.8
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Is it worth fixing? 97' Z3 2.8

Alright guys. I had a minor crash with another guy a few days ago (my fault, was half asleep and did not notice the idiots in front emergency braked to let someone through on a dual carriage way until the last minute.....) and it turns out that the bonnet is now scrap metal, the slam panel is bent a...
by Keynun
Wed 04 Feb, 2015 14:35
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED: Front bonnet pre facelift widebody & front headlight
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: WANTED: Front bonnet pre facelift widebody & front headl

In that case, I need any bonnet in any shape or form
by Keynun
Wed 04 Feb, 2015 12:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED: Front bonnet pre facelift widebody & front headlight
Replies: 4
Views: 322

WANTED: Front bonnet pre facelift widebody & front headlight

As title says, my Z3 was in an accident and I really want to keep it alive.

I'd id ideally need it posted to a south London address.

Thanks in advance!
by Keynun
Wed 04 Feb, 2015 12:50
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Breaking Pre facelift 2.8 Z3 Roadster most parts available
Replies: 59
Views: 6832

Re: Breaking Pre facelift 2.8 Z3 Roadster most parts availab

Hi

i need a bonnet (with all the hinges etc excluding the side grills/front grills) and front headlights.

Would you be able to quote these delivered to london? If you can't deliver the bonnet, I would still be interested in the front headlights.
by Keynun
Mon 26 Jan, 2015 22:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lowering
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Lowering

I can get my coilovers higher than stock...I'm currently running HSD dualtechs made for a compact, very nice coilovers for the price.

You could also go for eibach springs if they are available, they are usually around a 15mm drop and have a smooth ride.
by Keynun
Sat 24 Jan, 2015 18:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1997 Z3 2.8 - Vibration under hard acceleration
Replies: 1
Views: 375

1997 Z3 2.8 - Vibration under hard acceleration

Any ideas on what this could be? It only seems to do it after a few minutes of abuse. It's also more pronounced when going up a hill. If feels like it is coming from either the diff area or mid (prop bearing). The car does not vibrate when driven normally. I replaced the propshaft guibo flex disc th...
by Keynun
Tue 20 Jan, 2015 20:10
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strut Brace questions
Replies: 20
Views: 3315

Re: Strut Brace questions

As everyone else says, sort out the suspension until you are happy with it, then add in a strut brace. It won't make as much difference as new shocks/springs/wishbones at the front. I recently got a new strut brace from these guys: http://www.dcperformance.co.uk/uprated/wiechers-sport-strut-brace/BM...
by Keynun
Thu 15 Jan, 2015 12:50
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Breaking Pre facelift 2.8 Z3 Roadster most parts available
Replies: 59
Views: 6832

Re: Breaking Pre facelift 2.8 Z3 Roadster most parts availab

Have you got the aircon auxiliary fan? It's the electric one just behind the bumper but infront of the rad/condenser. If so, could you PM me the details?
by Keynun
Fri 09 Jan, 2015 11:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cost of wheel alignment (camber + toe)
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Cost of wheel alignment (camber + toe)

Hi guys, I'm wondering whether you guys have had experience of a proper alignment and how much I should be paying. I need the front camber (I have offset caster camber plates) and toe adjusted but I'm getting around £150 from garages in London. Does anyone have any recommendations around the London ...
by Keynun
Mon 22 Dec, 2014 23:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 & E36 Compact HSD coilovers
Replies: 7
Views: 2035

Re: Z3 & E36 Compact HSD coilovers

***update*** I ended up fitting these HSD coilovers over the weekend. I can confirm that they fit with no issues. You will probably need spacers, and you will spend many hours adjusting the height/dampening. The only bad thing is the rear springs, they are low enough for me with the adjusters fully...
by Keynun
Mon 22 Dec, 2014 23:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear tyres on Z3 - Is this illegal?
Replies: 21
Views: 3782

Re: Rear tyres on Z3 - Is this illegal?

In conclusion, I will use the LSD effectively and the replace these tyres.


Thanks for the advice guys :twisted:
by Keynun
Sun 21 Dec, 2014 01:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear tyres on Z3 - Is this illegal?
Replies: 21
Views: 3782

Re: Rear tyres on Z3 - Is this illegal?

Would that not technically have 1.6mm+ over 3/4 of the tyre? I've ordered two tyres anyway.

Can't really do much with tracking on the rear tbh. I've got new coilovers on there so I will get an alignment and check done though.
by Keynun
Sat 20 Dec, 2014 18:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear tyres on Z3 - Is this illegal?
Replies: 21
Views: 3782

Rear tyres on Z3 - Is this illegal?

Could someone advise whether this tyre is still legal to use? http://i.imgur.com/Drxrdeh.jpg?1 I'm getting serious wear on the insides on the rear tyres. Car is lowered on coilovers. Seems like excessive negative camber + toe out of spec has caused this? I think I've done around 12,000 miles on thes...
by Keynun
Sat 06 Dec, 2014 19:58
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tyres - A post to accumulate members' experience
Replies: 50
Views: 11488

Re: Tyres - A post to accumulate members' experience

I'm running all 4 with Nankang NS2's. I've had goodyear eagle f1's on an e36 which were amazing, these obviously can't contest with that. These nankangs are OK, nothing special. Not very useful in the wet, but fine in the dry. No tramlining issues either, but I also have coilovers, a strutbar at the...
by Keynun
Sat 06 Dec, 2014 19:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: PAS high pressure hose
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: PAS high pressure hose

Is it the pipe that goes from the pump, all the way around the underside of the car? They call it the "high pressure hose assy" IIRC it's around £160 from the dealer. I had the same leak in the same area, I had to buy a new pipe and all was well. I'd recommend just buying a new pipe. My original sur...
by Keynun
Fri 26 Sep, 2014 21:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 & E36 Compact HSD coilovers
Replies: 7
Views: 2035

Re: Z3 & E36 Compact HSD coilovers

From all the info I have gathered online, the Z3 rear end has pretty much the same mounting points/shock lengths/spring lengths as the e36 compact Ti, thus everything should fit in theory. The front is basically an e36. Alot of compact owners seem to take parts from the Z3 / Z3 ///M. Spring rate wis...
by Keynun
Fri 26 Sep, 2014 13:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 & E36 Compact HSD coilovers
Replies: 7
Views: 2035

Z3 & E36 Compact HSD coilovers

Hi guys Is the Z3 pretty much the same as the e36 compact suspension wise? I'm trying to find out if a set of e36 compact coilovers will fit my z3, as they seem cheap for the spec. Coilovers in question: http://www.driftworks.com/hsd-coilovers-bmw-3-and-5-series-dualtech-monopro-e36-e46-e90-e39-m3-m...
by Keynun
Sun 29 Jun, 2014 16:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: m44 mpg
Replies: 22
Views: 421

Re: m44 mpg

I used to get around 25mpg on the trip computer on my old car (1999 m44 e36 coupe). This was after I replaced the o2 sensor. This was in London though.
by Keynun
Sun 29 Jun, 2014 14:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I broke my alarm control unit module
Replies: 1
Views: 79

I broke my alarm control unit module

Hey guys, Sadly I went full force on the learning switch on my alarm module and it snapped. I'm an idiot, but now I can't actually find another module anywhere online. Does anyone know how to open these things up? I would not mind attempting to resolder whatever broke inside. It also looks like ther...
by Keynun
Sat 21 Jun, 2014 22:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CLUTCH REPLACEMENT HELP/INFO !!
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: CLUTCH REPLACEMENT HELP/INFO !!

Hello mate, I had mine done when I first bought the car. Sadly euro car parts sold me the wrong clutch (the 1998+ version is apparently different?) so my car ate a brand new LUK clutch in 5 minutes. Assuming you do not have this problem, this is how much I paid: £140~ for a sachs clutch kit £30 for ...
by Keynun
Sat 24 May, 2014 18:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.8 Aux fan - dead but hot
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Z3 2.8 Aux fan - dead but hot

Fan is stiff, it struggles to turn. Also, it seems to be blowing the 30a fuse (no. 40). I guess it's the fan? Does anyone know if i can get an alternative replacements? They cost a ridiculous amount for a fan (£300!!!!!!!!!!!!)
by Keynun
Sat 24 May, 2014 13:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.8 Aux fan - dead but hot
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Z3 2.8 Aux fan - dead but hot

Hi guys. I had my A/C recharged, and it seems to be blowing somewhat colder air now. The issue is, we started to smell a burning smell and noticed that the AUX fan did not turn on at all. I do not think it has actually ever worked since buying the car (the air-con did not work at all too). The aux f...
by Keynun
Sun 13 Apr, 2014 15:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Did I get the right diff oil?
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Did I get the right diff oil?

I thought the Z3's had LSD?

I used castrol oil with LSD additive.
by Keynun
Sun 13 Apr, 2014 14:53
Forum: Performance
Topic: Opinion on Koni STR.T suspension kit and fitting query.
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Opinion on Koni STR.T suspension kit and fitting query.

Hi guys, I am considering changing my current coilovers to the very well known e36 Koni Str suspension kit with H&R Springs. This is a fixed rate kit with a full set of shortened orange series shocks & matched springs. The kit in question: http://www.larkspeed.com/index.pl?p=411207542&a=i# Has anyon...
by Keynun
Sun 30 Mar, 2014 22:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oil leak around bottom front of engine and powersteering
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Oil leak around bottom front of engine and powersteering

Hi, I noticed that there was an oil leak from the bottom of the engine at the front (around the front crank or timing case?) Is this usual for the M52 engine? I noticed oil around what I presume to be the timing case gaskets? But there seems to be a little oil around the top of the case too from the...
by Keynun
Sun 30 Mar, 2014 22:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ZRoadster.net Members with Diagnostic Kit
Replies: 91
Views: 31591

Re: ZRoadster.net Members with Diagnostic Kit

I have a laptop with DIS/INPA diagnostcs software and the ADS interface cable running through a serial port (thus it can read everything you could ever wish for).

I haven't used it in a while but I know the basics.

I'm located in South East London.
by Keynun
Tue 23 Jul, 2013 11:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mazda MX5 kitcar z3 body kit
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

Re: Mazda MX5 kitcar z3 body kit

I didn't know Z3's were that hard and expensive to buy warranting a z3 kit for the mx5. We have reached ferrari status, we just need MR2 z3 kits.
by Keynun
Fri 05 Jul, 2013 23:53
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: HELP !! SEATBELT GUIDE RESOLUTION
Replies: 31
Views: 2669

Re: HELP !! SEATBELT GUIDE RESOLUTION

Looks very nice, I'd definitely be interested. I have done something VERY similar to the solution you have here, but it does not exactly look as stylish as your solution. Here's the youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ePShFA2kLQ I used velcro from ebay as the video suggests, took around 5 ...
by Keynun
Sun 19 May, 2013 19:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 232732

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Those are some fine springs right there.

I just shelled out £160 for a power steering pressure pipe (someone kill me).

I also bought (and just installed) these mediocre front pads:

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by Keynun
Wed 08 May, 2013 22:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cannot connect to 20pin odb port under bonnet.
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Cannot connect to 20pin odb port under bonnet.

Hello, I keep getting "link failed" and other similar errors. I have tried to connect to the car with an Autel diagnostics machine (It's a cheapo odb2 scanner). I have also had a family member in the RAC try to scan for codes, it has also failed to connect (they use panasonic branded laptop I believ...
by Keynun
Wed 08 May, 2013 22:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot central locking not working
Replies: 24
Views: 616

Re: Boot central locking not working

Hi guys, I checked out the loom in the boot, I did notice a cut in the insulation, but it did not go all the way through and the wiring seemed fine when I stripped it back. I don't actually know what the issue could be, I have a feeling that it is not the wiring as it looked intact and pretty decent...
by Keynun
Sun 05 May, 2013 16:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot central locking not working
Replies: 24
Views: 616

Boot central locking not working

Hello.

My boot has now stopped locking via the remote central locking. If I lock it via key, the central locking works as it should. It just doesn't function with the remote. The doors both lock fine.

Does anyone have an idea of what needs repairing?
by Keynun
Sun 20 Jan, 2013 23:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED - Sidelight on front bumper
Replies: 2
Views: 186

WANTED - Sidelight on front bumper

Hi

I'm in need of a passenger side sidelight on the front bumper. I need the whole unit.

If anyone has one, please let me know!

Thanks.
by Keynun
Sun 23 Sep, 2012 22:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS lights - frustration!
Replies: 45
Views: 6061

Re: ABS lights - frustration!

I had a similar problem with my 1999 e36 coupe. The code was an ABS front sensor & pump, changed the front sensor for a Febi unit, still the same problem. I then did a little research and found out that the ABS/ASC module may go bad on these, which can be reconditioned (I don't quite know what modul...
by Keynun
Sun 23 Sep, 2012 21:19
Forum: Performance
Topic: Coilover review - JOM cheapos on a Z3 2.8.
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

Re: Coilover review - JOM cheapos on a Z3 2.8.

Was this for coilovers all round? The kit included coilovers at the front, adjustable springs & stock shocks at the rear. Any improvement with the tramlining? Definitely improved over stock, but bear in mind my car is high mileage and was very soft before. I bought Joms last year one of the rear sh...
by Keynun
Sun 23 Sep, 2012 13:45
Forum: Performance
Topic: Coilover review - JOM cheapos on a Z3 2.8.
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

Coilover review - JOM cheapos on a Z3 2.8.

Hi I thought it'd be useful to give a quick lowdown on the cheap coilovers I installed last week. I bought these advertised as coilovers for the e36 compact for around £200. Fitting seemed to go well, although I did spend a while cleaning things up and adjusting. My car is standard, refreshed all th...
by Keynun
Sun 09 Sep, 2012 11:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Open air cone filter placement
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Open air cone filter placement

Hi guys, I know it's quite useless as it sucks in hot air, reduces power and so forth, but frankly the noise is too awesome! I remember seeing someone who had a cone filter placed right next to the intake gap near the headlight. The colder the air it gets the better for me! Does anyone have a simila...
by Keynun
Thu 06 Sep, 2012 17:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Clutch install went wrong
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: New Clutch install went wrong

It's all sorted now. Had to buy a new clutch (I believe it was of a different type? e.g. no self adjusting crap on there.). Could it be that early Z3's are not compatible with the LUK Repset clutches? I am fairly pissed off about it all though, going to go back to euro car parts to find out why the ...
by Keynun
Thu 06 Sep, 2012 13:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Clutch install went wrong
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: New Clutch install went wrong

I believe the adjustment tool was used to do so? Although I'm going by what I've been told.

I don't even know what to do with this clutch now, is it even worth trying to get a refund. I bought it from euro car parts online afterall.
by Keynun
Thu 06 Sep, 2012 12:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Clutch install went wrong
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: New Clutch install went wrong

Just a quick update: The springs looked compressed. The gearbox was removed, the bearing seems to be knackered somehow. Apparently the bearing was not touching the pressure plate either. I've forked out for another clutch kit, but I do honestly think the mechanic is bullshitting me. I've done a clut...
by Keynun
Wed 05 Sep, 2012 21:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Clutch install went wrong
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: New Clutch install went wrong

Any chance you could provide a little more detail? I know its a self adjusting mechanism, and the clip is now removed since the clutch is on there, but how would I go about explaining/resetting the springs? I'm just worried that I have bought the wrong clutch kit, as it did not look identical to the...
by Keynun
Wed 05 Sep, 2012 20:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Clutch install went wrong
Replies: 10
Views: 712

New Clutch install went wrong

Hi Z'ers! I've had my new clutch fitted by my mechanic today, and things have gone badly wrong! The clutch was grinding (he mentioned that the release bearing could be making the noise?) so he removed the gearbox again and took a look. I've had a brief conversation with him this evening about it. He...