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by Strikem
Tue 16 Jul, 2013 23:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - blanking plate for switch
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Wanted - blanking plate for switch

Anyone know of anything in Essex London area??

What would I be looking for on ebay? Old BMW 3 series? E46 is it?? Any ideas on what that bit of plastic is called?
by Strikem
Tue 16 Jul, 2013 23:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Maybe breaking 1.9 Z3
Replies: 16
Views: 995

Re: Maybe breaking 1.9 Z3

I need a small tiny plaatic blanking plate. For the switch/alarm area. Need just one.

I know its small. Thought I'd ask anyway hehe
by Strikem
Fri 05 Jul, 2013 18:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Roadster 2000 69k Estoril Blue & Black leather £6750 ono
Replies: 6
Views: 1603

Re: Z3M Roadster 2000 69k Estoril Blue & Black leather £6750

Are these pictures cropped in other people's browser?
by Strikem
Fri 05 Jul, 2013 18:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Roadster 2000 69k Estoril Blue & Black leather £6750 ono
Replies: 6
Views: 1603

Re: Z3M Roadster 2000 69k Estoril Blue & Black leather £6750

Few pictures taken today http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac233/matstrike/BMW%20M%20ROADSTER/3a72371a387883cbe044eb74e7475af5.jpg http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac233/matstrike/BMW%20M%20ROADSTER/f85a82bd63ff2a4b1a55f2f2aa759479.jpg http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac233/matstrike/BMW%20M%20...
by Strikem
Wed 03 Jul, 2013 13:30
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Roadster 2000 69k Estoril Blue & Black leather £6750 ono
Replies: 6
Views: 1603

Re: Z3M 2000 S50 69k £6750 ono

I don't know what's happened to the photos. They have become chopped? I'm on it trying to fix the problem. :D

Edit: fixed with thumbnail images. 8-)
by Strikem
Wed 03 Jul, 2013 13:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Roadster 2000 69k Estoril Blue & Black leather £6750 ono
Replies: 6
Views: 1603

Z3M Roadster 2000 69k Estoril Blue & Black leather £6750 ono

I can't believe I'm putting her up for sale so quickly, but I have to face reality, at 6"5 I'm just too big for this car. With the roof down its fine, however with it up its just too much having my head rubbing the roof and looking at the top of the windscreen. So after months of looking for the "ri...
by Strikem
Mon 17 Jun, 2013 22:15
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Free Fix for Constant Pressure Valve
Replies: 58
Views: 10794

Re: Free Fix for Constant Pressure Valve

Someone must know where it is?? Come on people........ :wink:
by Strikem
Thu 13 Jun, 2013 18:49
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Free Fix for Constant Pressure Valve
Replies: 58
Views: 10794

Re: Free Fix for Constant Pressure Valve

Anyone have the tool and any rings??????? Pretty please
by Strikem
Tue 11 Jun, 2013 12:10
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M?
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Possible power steering leak Z3M?

Oooo sounds promising. Ill jack up the car and have a look.

Thanks
by Strikem
Sun 09 Jun, 2013 23:41
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Replacement key for Z3?
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Re: Replacement key for Z3?

Purchased a spare key from dealers on Friday. It's a coded key that opens all doors locks etc. unlike the service key which apparently only opens the doors and starts engine. This coded key will open the boot and the lockable glove box as well. The service key was around £40 inc vat. This all access...
by Strikem
Sun 09 Jun, 2013 23:38
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Definitive engine oil choice for Z3M
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: Definitive engine oil choice for Z3M

So I decided on the castrol 10w60. And wow what a difference.

Engine is smooth and quiet. Lovely sound. It was only something like 6k since last change but really does make a difference.

Recommend it to anyone for the s50 engine.
by Strikem
Sun 09 Jun, 2013 23:36
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M?
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Possible power steering leak Z3M?

My mistake, power steering fluid is fine! Got it on a ramp and checked all the hoses. It looks like a small leak from the drivers side somewhere. It's really minamal so will get an expert to check it out this week.
by Strikem
Sun 09 Jun, 2013 10:59
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: LEATHER ARMRESTS ANYONE?
Replies: 20
Views: 1129

Re: LEATHER ARMRESTS ANYONE?

Where can I get the cup holder from??
by Strikem
Fri 07 Jun, 2013 17:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - blanking plate for switch
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Wanted - blanking plate for switch

As per title

I'm after a blanking plate (plastic bit that goes where there are buttons missing etc). I've got it missing on the rear section under the sub.

Anyone know where mean get one, or if anyone has a spare??
by Strikem
Wed 22 May, 2013 17:15
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M?
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Z3M?

Hi all, Is there a common problem with a power steering on the z3? Might be rusted from the looks of things?? I'm going to clean all the mess up that's been gathering over the weeks/months under the car, then get it on a ramp to have a closer look. Also where might I be able to get a part from to fi...
by Strikem
Wed 22 May, 2013 17:06
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Definitive engine oil choice for Z3M
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Definitive engine oil choice for Z3M

Hi all,

So a bit of research has thrown up what looks like a number of choices for engine oil:

Fuchs Titan race pro s: 5w40
Castrol edge for M models: 10w60

Any others, or advise where to buy??

Thanks in advance
by Strikem
Wed 22 May, 2013 16:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hamann hardtops...
Replies: 337
Views: 35449

Re: Hamann hardtops...

Send me a picture of your car with the hardtop on and ill photoshop the colour for you.

Or send me a picture of your car and the hardtop in the same-ish angle and ill put it all together for you then adjust the colours
by Strikem
Fri 10 May, 2013 19:34
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Another happy Z3M owner!
Replies: 31
Views: 1323

Re: Another happy Z3M owner!

If it's covered very little miles in the 5 year period I wouldn't be put off with it not having a service. However the first thing I would do is service it. All fluids, as these degrade over time, and 5 years is an awfully long time. Make sure things like engine oil is properly flushed to remove eve...
by Strikem
Thu 09 May, 2013 16:59
Forum: Performance
Topic: Z3M Advice on replacement panel filter? K&n? Pipercross etc
Replies: 11
Views: 1212

Re: Z3M Advice on replacement panel filter? K&n? Pipercross

I've had both kn and pc panels before on other cars. Found a deeper sound from the pipercross (which I prefer).

Any other recommendations??
by Strikem
Wed 01 May, 2013 23:27
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Strike's Z3M
Replies: 52
Views: 3773

Re: Strike's Z3M

Believe it or not that's what got me into a Z3M. His boxster S was sitting there for months not moving, so said look come on I hate to see a nice car go to waste. What would it take to buy it? I looked into it more and more and found that there were just too many of them for my liking, and also it's...
by Strikem
Wed 01 May, 2013 21:51
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Strike's Z3M
Replies: 52
Views: 3773

Re: Strike's Z3M

Gloss grilles finished and fitted today http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac233/matstrike/BMW%20M%20ROADSTER/12beb123be4e71248ee5499794555a69.jpg http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac233/matstrike/BMW%20M%20ROADSTER/4186586d23f24773cd24065a0949c572.jpg http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac233/matst...
by Strikem
Mon 29 Apr, 2013 17:42
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Strike's Z3M
Replies: 52
Views: 3773

Re: Strike's Z3M

So the key to calliper painting is the preparation work. I have perfected this over the years. So it's important to get a good cleaner, specialist brake cleaner off the Internet in a can would be best. Then using this and a wire brush, really get to work on the calipers whilst there one the disc/ ca...
by Strikem
Thu 25 Apr, 2013 18:52
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Strike's Z3M
Replies: 52
Views: 3773

Re: Strike's Z3M

Wheel spacers fitted today, much better. http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac233/matstrike/BMW%20M%20ROADSTER/46bf49270eff8af62e73617487478deb.jpg http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac233/matstrike/BMW%20M%20ROADSTER/2ab50444b8fc4012e3ef6bc2b88a3712.jpg http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac233/mats...
by Strikem
Tue 23 Apr, 2013 19:06
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Strike's Z3M
Replies: 52
Views: 3773

Re: Strike's Z3M

Few more bits today, ACS doorpins, to replace the M power ones, keep inline with the other ACS stuff. Also I purchased a mile-o-meter badge however was very large so adapted it into a cigarette lighter blank. :-) ACS gear knob on its way to finish it all off. http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac233...
by Strikem
Sat 20 Apr, 2013 20:07
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I'm running the London marathon tomorrow.......
Replies: 4
Views: 546

I'm running the London marathon tomorrow.......

Hi all, As per title, I'm running the London marathon tomo!! Kinda of crazy I know, and those who have met me, I'm not the smallest of people, 6"5. Anyhow I lost my mum exactly a year ago tomorrow and when I found out the marathon was on the same day I wanted to do it to mark the day in a positive w...
by Strikem
Thu 18 Apr, 2013 19:09
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Strike's Z3M
Replies: 52
Views: 3773

Re: Strike's Z3M

And here's a view of how black grills would look. (this is just an illusion, the way the sun was hitting it, made it look like black grills. There isn't even any grills in there) :-)

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by Strikem
Thu 18 Apr, 2013 19:07
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Strike's Z3M
Replies: 52
Views: 3773

Re: Strike's Z3M

So have been playing with my grills today. The thing I really liked about my 1&3 series was the recessed grill on the modern BMWs and in gloss black. So when I eventually got them out, I thought I'd see how they wold look with out the chrome surrounds. Here's some pics: http://i903.photobucket.com/a...
by Strikem
Thu 18 Apr, 2013 19:03
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Strike's Z3M
Replies: 52
Views: 3773

Re: Strike's Z3M

Newly refurbished M badges.

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by Strikem
Thu 18 Apr, 2013 14:28
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Strike's Z3M
Replies: 52
Views: 3773

Re: Strike's Z3M

Took the grills out today to have a look at replacing with black ones, or spaying them gloss back. Also refurbished my M badges with the kit that someone sent me the link for. Wow look amazing. http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac233/matstrike/BMW%20M%20ROADSTER/f716494abf0bbc35617d9f35c86dd6f1.jpg...
by Strikem
Wed 17 Apr, 2013 22:24
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Replacement key for Z3?
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Replacement key for Z3?

Hi all,

Been looking on ebay etc, and can't seem to find a replacement key!! Obviously ill need the casing and the internals. Blank key blade, and programmable internals (I assume at BMW???) anybody have any ideas, or is it off to BMW dealers??
by Strikem
Tue 16 Apr, 2013 23:44
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED: Z3M splitter / flippers ACS replicas???
Replies: 19
Views: 1262

Re: WANTED: Z3M splitter / flippers ACS replicas???

Where from? BMW? That ebay link?? Problem is I can't justify the cost. What do you recon circa £250??? There is soooo much else I could do with that money. Plus the chances of ripping them off on something, or having them stolen. Hahaha (paranoia) I'd go to around £80, but even then.........for 2 pi...
by Strikem
Tue 16 Apr, 2013 23:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED: Z3M splitter / flippers ACS replicas???
Replies: 19
Views: 1262

Re: WANTED: Z3M splitter / flippers ACS replicas???

Unfortunately it looks like motion Motorsport don't have any anymore.

I'm thinking I'm going to have to make my own, or butcher a pair of similar and then reshape them. Anybody seen anything resembling the flippers on other cars? M3? Other cars??
by Strikem
Tue 16 Apr, 2013 23:27
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Strike's Z3M
Replies: 52
Views: 3773

Re: Strike's Z3M

Oh I had wondered if that was oringal as it was loose. God there was/is alot of extra chrome on this interior!! It's ok, but a slightly different type of chrome from the dial surrounds, and at the moment doesn't want to stay in place. I guess super glue would do it, as this is what all the other chr...
by Strikem
Tue 16 Apr, 2013 10:15
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED: Z3M splitter / flippers ACS replicas???
Replies: 19
Views: 1262

Re: WANTED: Z3M splitter / flippers ACS replicas???

Wow wow wow wow. I love white cars, i used to have a whte 3 series with all BMW performance parts. Amazing

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But the blue looks lovely as well. Wow really want some now
by Strikem
Tue 16 Apr, 2013 00:26
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Strike's Z3M
Replies: 52
Views: 3773

Re: Strike's Z3M

Oh and the brake covers where just to compensate for the fading of the painted calipers. Nothing more really. I wasn't implying I was going to install them, just that they would look good if done properly, and would last longer than my painted ones. (I know this from experience, the paint after a ye...
by Strikem
Tue 16 Apr, 2013 00:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hamann hardtops...
Replies: 337
Views: 35449

Re: Hamann hardtops...

Ah, ok. In which case scrap that idea then!! :D
by Strikem
Tue 16 Apr, 2013 00:21
Forum: Performance
Topic: Z3M Advice on replacement panel filter? K&n? Pipercross etc
Replies: 11
Views: 1212

Re: Z3M Advice on replacement panel filter? K&n? Pipercross

For £30 it's got to be a K&N then. If not just for a little more roar!!??
by Strikem
Tue 16 Apr, 2013 00:19
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Strike's Z3M
Replies: 52
Views: 3773

Re: Strike's Z3M

Haha thanks for that Jon, However I was just ahead of you. Checked them all out today whilst they were off. Yes you are correct they seem to be the rears of 5 series. They will need 20 or 25mm spacers from my calculations. I have also looked into the bores and found that they are the same, so no nee...
by Strikem
Tue 16 Apr, 2013 00:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hamann hardtops...
Replies: 337
Views: 35449

Re: Hamann hardtops...

Absolutely love this roof. But wow the cost of it. Has anyone considered butchering a cheap OEM roof? You would need to find a good body shop, but imagine the possibilities. Instead of just hoop bumps in the roof, you could exaggerate and put helmet bumps in lke some TVRs. Also you could put a split...
by Strikem
Mon 15 Apr, 2013 21:58
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED: Z3M splitter / flippers ACS replicas???
Replies: 19
Views: 1262

Re: WANTED: Z3M splitter / flippers ACS replicas???

Is that not an M in the picture??

I don't mind bastardising them.
by Strikem
Mon 15 Apr, 2013 21:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED: Z3M splitter / flippers ACS replicas???
Replies: 19
Views: 1262

Re: WANTED: Z3M splitter / flippers ACS replicas???

Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo me likely?!

How much??
by Strikem
Mon 15 Apr, 2013 18:51
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Strike's Z3M
Replies: 52
Views: 3773

Re: Strike's Z3M

Cheers Yeah loads of weights on them. If and when they get properly refurbed, will make sure there balanced properly. Has anyone every used or installed these? http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac233/matstrike/BMW%20M%20ROADSTER/4c14d0f4a677832a8a14e2e4b3aa42b8.jpg http://i903.photobucket.com/album...
by Strikem
Mon 15 Apr, 2013 18:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED: Z3M splitter / flippers ACS replicas???
Replies: 19
Views: 1262

WANTED: Z3M splitter / flippers ACS replicas???

As title,

Really looking for some replica ACS flippers (maybe real one t right price) to fit Z3M.

Thanks
by Strikem
Mon 15 Apr, 2013 18:15
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Strike's Z3M
Replies: 52
Views: 3773

Re: Strike's Z3M

Had a productive day, quick touch up refurb of the alloys, and a clean inside and out. Calipers cleaned and de-rusted etc, then coated with very high temp paint. Wasn't sure of colour so went for what I already had. BMW silver that the modern versions have out of the factory. (Not Ms though, mainly ...
by Strikem
Sun 14 Apr, 2013 23:26
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Strike's Z3M
Replies: 52
Views: 3773

Re: Strike's Z3M

Yeah I think it was a new roof, as it leaks!!! Haha Seems the seal half way around the drivers window is slightly leaking, and dripping into the tray area on the seats. Ill work it out, probably lift the window slightly, or re-trim the rubber or something like that. It's undercover anyway!! Not a ma...
by Strikem
Sun 14 Apr, 2013 22:53
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Strike's Z3M
Replies: 52
Views: 3773

Re: Strike's Z3M

Thanks guys. First need to get engine and transmission checked out. Make sure all is ok mechanically. Doing this tomo. Had a recent service, but just want to check any grumbles etc. Already have replacement M badge vinyl on way for exterior badges. Need to push out the rear wheels, around 20mm, and ...
by Strikem
Sun 14 Apr, 2013 22:42
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Strike's Z3M
Replies: 52
Views: 3773

Strike's Z3M

Picked up the car last week. Amazing trip back down from Edinburgh, taking in Lake District and some lovely roads. Just some pics for now, and ill keep it updated with my modifications etc. http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac233/matstrike/BMW%20M%20ROADSTER/bee260186a2d7aab40af032da05879d5.jpg htt...
by Strikem
Sun 14 Apr, 2013 22:25
Forum: Performance
Topic: Z3M Advice on replacement panel filter? K&n? Pipercross etc
Replies: 11
Views: 1212

Re: Z3M Advice on replacement panel filter? K&n? Pipercross

Sweet look forward to it. Who did you buy it from?? Price?