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by Lewy
Tue 29 Aug, 2017 17:10
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Best spark plugs for Z3M S50 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Best spark plugs for Z3M S50 ?

My view is anything 'M' related is already well spec'd so I'd stick with OEM. Maybe you had a duff one?

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by Lewy
Tue 18 Jul, 2017 23:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M S54 Roadster (2001) For Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Re: Z3M S54 Roadster (2001) For Sale

Out of interest, was this first sold from Benham BMW in Wolverhampton? Sounds like it could have been my old man's car.

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by Lewy
Wed 19 Apr, 2017 11:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Interior carpets
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Re: Interior carpets

I paid about £50 for a black carpet to replace my beige carpet as I'm recolouring the interior. That means my beige one will be up for grabs if any good to you.

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by Lewy
Mon 19 Dec, 2016 08:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Paint problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1159

Re: Paint problem

Not so sure that's true... if Halfords have a code then they'll mix it. Also try Jawel paints.

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by Lewy
Tue 06 Dec, 2016 18:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218734

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Another track day with the lads. So chuffed with the way it's been handling recently.
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by Lewy
Sat 03 Dec, 2016 20:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: an offer you can't refuse
Replies: 13
Views: 1574

Re: an offer you can't refuse

Yeah I tried to get that same offer from Benham in WV but they wanted an extra tenner - cheeky buggers! Lol

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by Lewy
Wed 23 Nov, 2016 00:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218734

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

haw much did it cost ? as Oulton Park is just up the road from me peter2b The Bedford one was £100 last week but Oulton a little dearer at £140. Little touches like free tea n coffee, free tuition and free professional pics will mean the two pretty much come out the same price. I live on the A41 ou...
by Lewy
Mon 21 Nov, 2016 01:46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New workbenches
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: New workbenches

Although if you're getting 39p per metre then please tell me where, we're used to paying just under a quid [THUMBS UP SIGN]

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by Lewy
Mon 21 Nov, 2016 01:39
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New workbenches
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: New workbenches

Hi All, Ordered the wood today to make two new workbenches, and some bespoke racking for my man cave, now my question is this, the place I order my timber from when doing this kind of thing prices, and sells wood by the metre, fair enough I hear you say. but for the life of me I can't understand wh...
by Lewy
Mon 21 Nov, 2016 01:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel removal on Z3
Replies: 9
Views: 1093

Re: Steering wheel removal on Z3

Went to the classic car show on Sunday at the NEC. Treated myself to a Bentley Publishing Z3 workshop guide. It was not a bargain, they wanted £95 for it and I haggled down to £80 cash. Cheapest I could see on line at the time was £76 plus shipping so I bought it. It has a very extensive section on...
by Lewy
Mon 21 Nov, 2016 01:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyres.
Replies: 12
Views: 1623

Re: Tyres.

Big fan of Uniroyal Rainsports. Both for grip and price. I only drive the car for fun so couldn't comment on noise etc, but grip in ever changing conditions is excellent. I too had 452s on my 6 series, they were cracking but for me, not as good as the rainsports. Go to tyreleader.co.uk for the best ...
by Lewy
Mon 21 Nov, 2016 01:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218734

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Treated the car to its first open pit track visit at Bedford Autodrome. Awesome, snap! Just did one last Monday - first one too. Was going to do the next one but went for Oulton Park instead. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161121/95cac306eeb315ecb008324e944898f1.jpg Sent from my SM-G925F using T...
by Lewy
Thu 10 Nov, 2016 02:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: what obd software ?
Replies: 9
Views: 817

Re: what obd software ?

Guys if any of you are near Wolverhampton you're welcome to plug in for free. My buddy and I share a laptop with INPA. Got obd 1 and 2 connectors. Just shout!

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by Lewy
Sat 05 Nov, 2016 22:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1998 RARE Z3M Roadster * BREAKING * About 500 Remaining
Replies: 86
Views: 9687

Re: 1998 Z3M Roadster * BREAKING *

Haha, no thanks. Was only a whim really.

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by Lewy
Sat 05 Nov, 2016 17:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1998 RARE Z3M Roadster * BREAKING * About 500 Remaining
Replies: 86
Views: 9687

Re: 1998 Z3M Roadster * BREAKING *

For headlights, front / rear bumpers and bootlid, assuming no rust... £350 - £400? Difficult as you haven't priced anything. The only thing I know the true value is the lights. Where are you based?

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by Lewy
Sat 05 Nov, 2016 16:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1998 RARE Z3M Roadster * BREAKING * About 500 Remaining
Replies: 86
Views: 9687

Re: 1998 Z3M Roadster * BREAKING *

Prices for...

Headlamps
Engine and gearbox
Rear bootlid
Rear bumper
Front bumper

Or price for the car dependent on whats up with it...

Thanks in avance :)

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by Lewy
Thu 20 Oct, 2016 19:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Intermittent radio reception - almost none existent
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Re: Intermittent radio reception - almost none existent

Thanks Brian, given I've slept since then its well and truly left my memory. I'll take a look. Cheers.

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by Lewy
Thu 20 Oct, 2016 19:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Intermittent radio reception - almost none existent
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Re: Intermittent radio reception - almost none existent

Thanks Brian, given I've slept since then its well and truly left my memory. I'll take a look. Cheers.

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by Lewy
Thu 20 Oct, 2016 12:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Intermittent radio reception - almost none existent
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Re: Intermittent radio reception - almost none existent

Hi all, thanks for your input. Back of the h/u is definitely plugged in correctly.

Looks like colb has had the same issue. I'll give it a whirl at the weekend and post back results :)

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by Lewy
Sun 16 Oct, 2016 21:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Intermittent radio reception - almost none existent
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Intermittent radio reception - almost none existent

Hi fellow Zedders! I'm hoping I have a common issue which is easy to fix. I really struggle to get any reception for my radio and wondered if this is usually a problem in the boot area or if its behind the centre console. I'll be stripping out the interior over the winter and could run a brand new c...
by Lewy
Sat 15 Oct, 2016 13:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spa 6 Hours weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: Spa 6 Hours weekend

Agreed on the ring, we recently went to Nurburg although I didn't take the Z. With the two tracks only 1hr 30mins apart it's got to be worth the double trip. Also probably quite handy if weather is not so good in one location :)

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by Lewy
Sun 09 Oct, 2016 21:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Head unit
Replies: 6
Views: 912

Re: Wanted: Head unit

Recently bought a nice Sony unit from Halfords, was very impressed with ease of use and Bluetooth hands free even with roof down is excellent. Of course google nav on the phone plays through speakers also so gives me everything I need. About £100 so won't break the bank http://www.halfords.com/techn...
by Lewy
Mon 29 Aug, 2016 01:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Brake discs
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: Brake discs

Brakeparts.co.uk - just done discs and pads all round on my cayenne for £250 - a lot of the trade go through them

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by Lewy
Mon 15 Aug, 2016 13:10
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: ZRoadster.org Zedfest 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Re: ZRoadster.org Zedfest 2016

I wondered why there was little / no representation at Gaydon yesterday! Why the same weekend? Congrats on the turn out must have been a good couple of days. :)

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by Lewy
Sun 14 Aug, 2016 20:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ze wheels opinions please...
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: Ze wheels opinions please...

In fact, here you go... http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/bmw/104

Came on Z4 originally. Offsets look bang on to me. Straight fit.

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by Lewy
Sun 14 Aug, 2016 20:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ze wheels opinions please...
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: Ze wheels opinions please...

Here you go :)

http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/

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by Lewy
Sat 13 Aug, 2016 22:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218734

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Twin pipes ahoy...

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by Lewy
Sat 13 Aug, 2016 14:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ze wheels opinions please...
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: Ze wheels opinions please...

Without the details it's not possible to know. Need width and offset info. Should be on the wheel.

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by Lewy
Sat 13 Aug, 2016 14:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218734

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Just about to pick up my z from the exhaust fitters. Twin exit straight pipes. Pics later. Cannot wait!

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by Lewy
Sun 31 Jul, 2016 21:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My Z3 boiled over!.
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: My Z3 boiled over!.

For me if the stat needs replacing I'd do the water pump as well for the nominal cost. Very easy DIY job and the parts are about £60 collectively to do both. If you're anywhere near the Midlands I'll happily help you :)

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by Lewy
Tue 19 Jul, 2016 21:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight polishing
Replies: 7
Views: 1492

Re: Headlight polishing

I'm halfway through restoring my M front lights with this from screwfix on the end of my Makita: http://www.screwfix.com/p/toolpak-5-125mm-sanding-polishing-kit-6pcs/36509?kpid=KINASEKPID&cm_mmc=GoogleLocal-_-Datafeed-_-Tools&cm_mmc=Google-_-Product%20Listing%20Ads-_-Sales%20Tracking-_-sales%20track...
by Lewy
Wed 13 Jul, 2016 21:33
Forum: Performance
Topic: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?
Replies: 17
Views: 2634

Re: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?

Only ever used V power in all cars as a rule for last 14 years but the odd times I have to use 95 I can't tell the difference to be honest.

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by Lewy
Fri 15 Apr, 2016 20:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Advice required - central locking problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Re: Advice required - central locking problem

Before going to great expense have you changed the keyfob battery? I had an issue recently where the signal was strong enough to unlock the car but wasn't strong enough to disarm the alarm so every time I opened up, sirens a plenty! Since changing the key fob battery for the grand sum of £1.20 I hav...
by Lewy
Tue 05 Apr, 2016 22:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cleaning green mould off soft top and rubber components
Replies: 24
Views: 5599

Re: Cleaning green mould off soft top and rubber components

Can't beat renovo, cleaner, dye and proofer, even comes with a polish for the plastic window.

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by Lewy
Mon 04 Apr, 2016 22:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheaper tyres
Replies: 46
Views: 4461

Re: Cheaper tyres

I'll be honest I suspect the N rated stuff is a load of nonsense. I have a Cayenne which is basically a VW Tourag and Porsche say that it also must have N rated tyres and yet the weight distribution is no different to that of a Tourag or Q7 and they do not need such tyres. Granted the sports Porsche...
by Lewy
Thu 31 Mar, 2016 22:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheaper tyres
Replies: 46
Views: 4461

Re: Cheaper tyres

I have been using these for a while with great prices although always found it a hassle to then have to arrange fitting - usually at £10 per corner. I have a great local place called Eurofit (for those in and around Wolverhampton) who supply, fit and balance for the same price as I would pay tyrelea...
by Lewy
Sat 27 Feb, 2016 18:03
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Tonneau anyone ?
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Tonneau anyone ?

PM sent

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by Lewy
Wed 24 Feb, 2016 22:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Roadster original BMW boot spoiler (3 piece) £70
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: Z3 Roadster original BMW boot spoiler (3 piece) £70

Hi Andy, interested in this. Whereabouts are you based?

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by Lewy
Wed 03 Feb, 2016 18:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: So it's still not handling how I'd want...
Replies: 64
Views: 5759

Re: So it's still not handling how I'd want...

This sounds exactly what I had and in fact it was the rear diff mount bushes but made much worse by the wrong tyre choice. It'd be well worth dropping into your local indy and pay their check over fee to get some sound advice. For me an almost complete rebuild of the back end and change of tyres tot...
by Lewy
Sat 09 Jan, 2016 08:35
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New wheels for the Z3
Replies: 2
Views: 2685

Re: New wheels for the Z3

It's all about tyre choice re the tramlining. I ran 18" 8.5s all round and had terrible tramlining problems, then switched from 235 to 225 on the front and hey presto, no more tramlining. Managed a fairly meaty 255 on the rear too and got some great traction.

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by Lewy
Mon 04 Jan, 2016 19:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lewy's Z3 2.8 project - latest updates Jan '16
Replies: 53
Views: 4546

Re: Lewy's Z3 2.8 project - latest updates June '13

Once the thermostat is facing the correct way, normally the only reason it has to be swivelled in a certain position is to ensure that a little "air vent bleed hole" is positioned in the uppermost position. Is there a little hole or indentation in the lip at the point of the arrow? Assuming the sys...
by Lewy
Mon 04 Jan, 2016 13:56
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21098

Re: Cinders

Congrats on the project, looks like it's going to keep you busy. I'm going through a similar tale with mine with comments such as 'did you recover it from the Titanic?' when the mechanic looked underneath! Luckily (and hopefully this is the case with yours) it seems that parts bolted to the chassis ...
by Lewy
Sun 03 Jan, 2016 23:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lewy's Z3 2.8 project - latest updates Jan '16
Replies: 53
Views: 4546

Re: Lewy's Z3 2.8 project

Time for an update! So this car has been left alone for quite some time, sold and then bought back! Before we get to this, my list was completed: New axle carrier bushes - DONE New diff mounting - DONE Braided brake hoses - REARS DONE - FRONTS STILL TO DO New handbrake cable - DONE Paint Disc hubs -...
by Lewy
Sun 03 Jan, 2016 22:36
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Wheel Opinion
Replies: 13
Views: 3154

Re: Wheel Opinion

Good choice. I don't think I've ever seen 19s work on a Z.
by Lewy
Sun 03 Jan, 2016 12:56
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 80286

Re: Z3M V8 Conversion

Wow! I've just read from the very start and what an interesting project. I've been flirting with a V8 conversion for years although I haven't got the skills to pull this off myself. Clearly it's not all plain sailing but it must be a fantastic feeling burbling down the road knowing you built this al...
by Lewy
Sat 19 Dec, 2015 18:49
Forum: Performance
Topic: Eibach lowering spings
Replies: 8
Views: 1153

Re: Eibach lowering spings

As in 225 and 255

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by Lewy
Sat 19 Dec, 2015 18:49
Forum: Performance
Topic: Eibach lowering spings
Replies: 8
Views: 1153

Re: Eibach lowering spings

I did the exactly the same and was lovely. 255s give really nice grip on the back

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by Lewy
Sat 19 Dec, 2015 17:23
Forum: Performance
Topic: Eibach lowering spings
Replies: 8
Views: 1153

Re: Eibach lowering spings

I'll dig out my order from BMW when I did mine, from memory I went for the lower profile pads for the best (lowest) ride height and it's been great - providing the wheels aren't unsuitable

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by Lewy
Sat 19 Dec, 2015 17:07
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: MERRY XMAS ALL
Replies: 15
Views: 2292

Re: MERRY XMAS ALL

Merry Christmas to all. Our first Christmas as a 'complete' family so very much looking forward to it. Fingers crossed the Z gets a bit of TLC also :)

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by Lewy
Thu 17 Dec, 2015 22:23
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Thought I'd better re-intro myself
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Re: Thought I'd better re-intro myself

Thanks for the warm welcome back guys.

Del, you're right there, just bought a 4x4 as a daily - standard operating procedure! :lol: