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by Mugs
Tue 30 Aug, 2016 22:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Narrow body rear bumber on wide body fenders?
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Narrow body rear bumber on wide body fenders?

Having done the wide arch conversion to a 1.9, I know you need the following parts:
Rear wings, sills, rear bumper, wheel arch liners and the longer rubber shroud for the fuel filler neck.
Hope it helps?
by Mugs
Fri 12 Aug, 2016 10:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight Bulbs
Replies: 8
Views: 1188

Re: Headlight Bulbs

I used Osram night breakers and they are brilliant.
by Mugs
Fri 05 Aug, 2016 16:56
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: A few parts
Replies: 17
Views: 2049

Re: A few parts

1st post updated.
by Mugs
Fri 05 Aug, 2016 16:54
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 9967

Re: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal

Looks good.
Will this be a project from scratch or swap the parts from the 2.0?
by Mugs
Mon 01 Aug, 2016 20:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Tyres 225 45 17
Replies: 0
Views: 429

Tyres 225 45 17

I have 4 Kumho ecsta tyres for sale.
They are all 225 45 17.
3 are ecsta 4x and 1 is an ecsta Le sport.
All have approx 6mm of tread left on them.
I'm looking for £25 each, £45 a pair or £80 for the set.
anyone interested please pm me.
by Mugs
Mon 01 Aug, 2016 20:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: A few parts
Replies: 17
Views: 2049

Re: A few parts

Gentle bump
by Mugs
Fri 29 Jul, 2016 12:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.8 misfiring..
Replies: 21
Views: 2044

Re: 2.8 misfiring..

I had a 1997 z3 that had the same symptoms. It turned out my cat was disintegrating and pieces kept blocking the exhaust. When I switched of and back on they dislodged and it was ok again until the next piece blocked it. I read similar codes to you (plugging into the round socket in the engine bay) ...
by Mugs
Wed 27 Jul, 2016 17:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: A few parts
Replies: 17
Views: 2049

Re: A few parts

1st post now updated.
by Mugs
Mon 25 Jul, 2016 01:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: A few parts
Replies: 17
Views: 2049

Re: A few parts

yeah, sorry Al.
i had so many people after it that it was only fair way of doing it.
at least you had a nice ride :wink:
by Mugs
Sun 24 Jul, 2016 16:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: A few parts
Replies: 17
Views: 2049

Re: A few parts

I found the gear surround but due to having so many people interested in it, and to keep it fair to all, I had to offer it out to people in order of when they contacted me.
It has now been sold.
Thanks for the interested.
by Mugs
Fri 22 Jul, 2016 15:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Facelift rear bumper swap to the prefacelift widebody?
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: Facelift rear bumper swap to the prefacelift widebody?

I think the rear wings are different shapes on the wheel arch flares so I would say not.... But I may be wrong.
by Mugs
Fri 22 Jul, 2016 15:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight polishing
Replies: 7
Views: 1491

Re: Headlight polishing

I used to do mine with 2500 wet and dry (used wet) then G3 cutting compound and a rotary polisher. A little tip I learned was to use a polish like Autoglym super resin followed by a coating or two of wax to stop them clouding again. Just kept up the waxing and they were fine. The first ones I did st...
by Mugs
Fri 22 Jul, 2016 15:28
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Handsomejackz Z3
Replies: 28
Views: 3280

Re: Handsomejackz Z3

Looking good Al.
The lights take a few years off the old gal don't they?
by Mugs
Thu 21 Jul, 2016 06:35
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: A few parts
Replies: 17
Views: 2049

Re: A few parts

update:

rear lights sold
armrest sold (pending payment)

for photos of any of the other items, please pm me you email address.
by Mugs
Mon 18 Jul, 2016 17:27
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Getting better
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: Getting better

Wow, that was short lived. Went to visit my parents yesterday and their neighbor decided to reverse off his drive straight into my new (to me) 325ci. I had only just spend the last week or so with the polishing mop getting it to near showroom condition too :head: To make matters worse his insurance ...
by Mugs
Sun 17 Jul, 2016 22:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: A few parts
Replies: 17
Views: 2049

Re: A few parts

Bump.....
Offers accepted.
by Mugs
Sat 25 Jun, 2016 18:38
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Getting better
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: Getting better

Well, I have missed quite a lot then. That explains why I sold my zed for 3 times what I paid for it and I was wondering why the last time I filled up the zed with v power they refunded my payment the next day. :? As for fitting the arm chair.....Now your just taking the p**s'! I tried it and ended ...
by Mugs
Fri 24 Jun, 2016 15:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: A few parts
Replies: 17
Views: 2049

A few parts

I have sold my Z3 and took off some of the nice parts before it went. I'm not getting another due to my back pain so the parts are now going up for sale. If anyone is interested in any of it, please PM me. (All prices are plus postage) Southernboys arm rest ( never fitted) in black £ sold subject to...
by Mugs
Fri 24 Jun, 2016 14:54
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Getting better
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: Getting better

Oops...... I missed that one Bertie :oops: Oh well, at least I can rest happily knowing that even if they were, I couldn't drive one without being in pain. I do miss it though, the E46 is very nice but doesn't have the same feel to it (even though it is a m sport). The one thing I don't miss is the ...
by Mugs
Thu 23 Jun, 2016 16:47
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Getting better
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Getting better

Well, it's been a little while since I've been active on the forum but I have just been resting my back, after slipping my disc. I think I am now back to feeling something like a human again so I though I would pop in and see what's been happening. I have now sold my zed as I couldn't drive in that ...
by Mugs
Fri 15 Jan, 2016 21:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Eibach springs - 2.8 vs 1.9
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: Eibach springs - 2.8 vs 1.9

i did it the other way around and fitted Apex 3.0ltr springs to a 1.9. they took it really low and they were stiff as you would expect as they were designed for a heavier car. i would expect the 1.9 springs to rated differently and not really suitable for a 2.8. i am currently back on m-tech springs...
by Mugs
Sat 09 Jan, 2016 18:25
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: has anyone got (or had) an E46?
Replies: 21
Views: 4534

Re: has anyone got (or had) an E46?

well, we've been to look at a few today, a couple of facelift 330s and a pre-facelift 325 (all sport models) for some reason we both fell for the 325 as soon as we saw it. it's a black 2001 with FSH and only 80k on the clock and it's immaculate. the black leather almost looks like it had never been ...
by Mugs
Thu 07 Jan, 2016 16:48
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: has anyone got (or had) an E46?
Replies: 21
Views: 4534

Re: has anyone got (or had) an E46?

thanks for the link Billibob, i will check it out :wink:
by Mugs
Wed 06 Jan, 2016 17:40
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: has anyone got (or had) an E46?
Replies: 21
Views: 4534

Re: has anyone got (or had) an E46?

unless i can talk her out of it, i might be joining you :D
by Mugs
Tue 05 Jan, 2016 19:37
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: has anyone got (or had) an E46?
Replies: 21
Views: 4534

Re: has anyone got (or had) an E46?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Go for a 318i lol no, she would blow it up trying to race everything in site :lol: oops! she has just looked over my shoulder and seen my last post :oops: she said i look scared when i am a passenger with her and she just finished getting my finger prints off the dashboard f...
by Mugs
Mon 04 Jan, 2016 19:37
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: has anyone got (or had) an E46?
Replies: 21
Views: 4534

Re: has anyone got (or had) an E46?

Is the wife a nutty driver ? well, let's put it his way...... her daily driver is an Impreza non turbo auto with 130bhp, mine is an Impreza WRX with 300bhp. she can nearly keep up with me with her lead right foot and lack of knowledge of that thing called a brake pedal....oh, and a little bit of dr...
by Mugs
Sun 03 Jan, 2016 20:40
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: has anyone got (or had) an E46?
Replies: 21
Views: 4534

Re: has anyone got (or had) an E46?

thanks.
i have seen a couple of 325s and i really like them. they don't seem that much less powerful than the 330 and with my wife driving too it might make a better choice.
by Mugs
Sat 02 Jan, 2016 21:28
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: has anyone got (or had) an E46?
Replies: 21
Views: 4534

Re: has anyone got (or had) an E46?

Thanks.
i will find the one i want and then i may be on to ask a couple more questions before i buy it.
by Mugs
Fri 01 Jan, 2016 18:53
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: has anyone got (or had) an E46?
Replies: 21
Views: 4534

Re: has anyone got (or had) an E46?

cheers Pingu, i have looked at a couple already although not driven any of them yet due to dealers not being open today :lol: (i won't look at private sales until i have decided on model etc as i don't want to waste peoples time by just looking) is there anything specific to the E46 i need to look f...
by Mugs
Thu 31 Dec, 2015 23:13
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: has anyone got (or had) an E46?
Replies: 21
Views: 4534

Re: has anyone got (or had) an E46?

after slipping a disc in my back i am now finding driving the zed is becoming very uncomfortable and leaving me with serious back ache. i have finally taken the hard decision to sell up and buy an E46 convertible (possibly 325 or 330) to replace it. i have had an E30 and E36 and always found them t...
by Mugs
Thu 31 Dec, 2015 23:11
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: has anyone got (or had) an E46?
Replies: 21
Views: 4534

Re: has anyone got (or had) an E46?

You can raise the front of the seat which makes them a lot more comfortable by using thread couplers like this https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/UVCO2.html?ad_position=1o3&source=adwords&ad_id=45425533757&placement=&kw=&network=g&matchtype=&ad_type=pla&product_id=UVCO2&product_partition_id=8355...
by Mugs
Thu 31 Dec, 2015 17:54
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: has anyone got (or had) an E46?
Replies: 21
Views: 4534

has anyone got (or had) an E46?

after slipping a disc in my back i am now finding driving the zed is becoming very uncomfortable and leaving me with serious back ache. i have finally taken the hard decision to sell up and buy an E46 convertible (possibly 325 or 330) to replace it. i have had an E30 and E36 and always found them to...
by Mugs
Fri 13 Nov, 2015 20:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel spacers
Replies: 10
Views: 1197

Re: Wheel spacers

my friend is in the GTR forum and he showed me a photo of a GTR R35 with a high end alloy spacer that had literally broken apart hence my not trusting the alloy. the ones i found are stainless hubcentric and are bolt on the hub type (which is the recognised correct engineering method)
by Mugs
Mon 09 Nov, 2015 19:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel spacers
Replies: 10
Views: 1197

Re: Wheel spacers

i have a pre-face 1.9 with a wide arch conversion using 5 series rear style 32s (with spigot rings) and 20mm heliocentric spacers to fill out the arches. i've had them on for 18 months and have had no problems at all. i went for steel spacers as i didn't trust alloy ones.
by Mugs
Sun 18 Oct, 2015 00:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine bay improvement
Replies: 11
Views: 772

Re: Engine bay improvement

I realise that it doesnt look too good at the moment (I recognice a sarcastic comment when I hear one), but what about if these coils were fitted http://www.ignitionprojects.com/catalog/z3. You mght want to show them off. Im not too sure if I like the idea or not but I now find myself thinking abou...
by Mugs
Sat 17 Oct, 2015 19:28
Forum: Performance
Topic: Sudden, scary power loss
Replies: 7
Views: 1270

Re: Sudden, scary power loss

Del wrote:I use a simple OBD II on my Z3 also (May 1998 build date). Robert may be referring to an actual OBD socket under the dash on newer cars - I don't have one of these and have to use a round adapter and the round socket under the bonnet.
yes, i think he may be.
by Mugs
Sat 17 Oct, 2015 19:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine bay improvement
Replies: 11
Views: 772

Re: Engine bay improvement

why not cut out a section of the cover and bond some perspex in there so you can see the coils but they will stay clean?
by Mugs
Sat 17 Oct, 2015 19:20
Forum: Performance
Topic: springs
Replies: 14
Views: 1580

Re: springs

yeah, trouble is the pads only work on the rear springs. i would want to raise the front by the same amount to stop the arch rub and give more clearance when exiting the speed humps Fitting Z3M front top mounts will raise the car about 10mm. They would also reduce the negative camber from lowering ...
by Mugs
Fri 16 Oct, 2015 20:46
Forum: Performance
Topic: Sudden, scary power loss
Replies: 7
Views: 1270

Re: Sudden, scary power loss

Robert T wrote:ODBII will not work on a car built prior to Sept '98. The earlier cars need a different reader (ADS).

Cheers R.
strange?
i have an oBD11 reader for my other cars and plugging it in to the ZED (1997 1.9) using the round pin adapter it will read and reset the codes.
by Mugs
Thu 15 Oct, 2015 20:01
Forum: Performance
Topic: springs
Replies: 14
Views: 1580

Re: springs

i am getting used to the look of it now so i think i may eave it as it is. mine came with 5mm top and bottom pads but i did have the dreaded lean to the right hand side with it sitting 25mm (1") lower than the left so to compensate i put an extra 15mm of pad in the low side and now it sits level. i ...
by Mugs
Thu 15 Oct, 2015 05:43
Forum: Performance
Topic: springs
Replies: 14
Views: 1580

Re: springs

yeah, trouble is the pads only work on the rear springs. i would want to raise the front by the same amount to stop the arch rub and give more clearance when exiting the speed humps
by Mugs
Wed 14 Oct, 2015 20:28
Forum: Performance
Topic: springs
Replies: 14
Views: 1580

Re: springs

thanks Barry. by the look of it they sit the same height as the Apex springs i have just taken off. now the original springs have had time to settle in, the gap has gone down a bit and i'm getting used to the look. i think if i lower it again i only need to go down about 15mm to get the perfect bala...
by Mugs
Tue 13 Oct, 2015 20:00
Forum: Performance
Topic: springs
Replies: 14
Views: 1580

Re: springs

i like the car lowered to a point where the arch gap is the same around the circumference, not where the top of the tyres disappear the arch and the car handles a little better not like a track car hence me wanting to change the springs in the first place. :wink:
by Mugs
Tue 13 Oct, 2015 19:30
Forum: Performance
Topic: springs
Replies: 14
Views: 1580

springs

i have been running my Z3 on PI shocks (shortened) and apex lowering springs which has made it handle really well but the ride has been bit hard for my back so i have been contemplating changing the springs for a little while now. this week the council have decided that the main road by me needs res...
by Mugs
Mon 05 Oct, 2015 20:02
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: brushed aluminium console - fitting
Replies: 16
Views: 2901

Re: brushed aluminium console - fitting

yes, all very easy to do when you look at the underside.
by Mugs
Sun 04 Oct, 2015 19:22
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: brushed aluminium console - fitting
Replies: 16
Views: 2901

Re: brushed aluminium console - fitting

i found it easier to loosen the 2 nuts on the handbrake that tension the cables then the lever will pull up almost vertical and the console just slides over it.
by Mugs
Mon 28 Sep, 2015 20:56
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: wanted: face-lift centre console switch blanking plates
Replies: 0
Views: 307

wanted: face-lift centre console switch blanking plates

as per title,
i am after 3 blanking plates for the switches on a face-lift centre console if anyone has any laying around?
thanks in advance
by Mugs
Wed 23 Sep, 2015 19:22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: WHAT IF YOU DIDN'T DRIVE A Z3
Replies: 12
Views: 1296

Re: WHAT IF YOU DIDN'T DRIVE A Z3

Del wrote:Wouldn't say no to a Nissan GTR - in my view one of the best sounding, standard exhaust notes as well as breath taking performance.
join the que :wink:

i think, if i had supercar money i'd stray from the norm and go for a Z8 :D
by Mugs
Mon 21 Sep, 2015 20:16
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: WHAT IF YOU DIDN'T DRIVE A Z3
Replies: 12
Views: 1296

Re: WHAT IF YOU DIDN'T DRIVE A Z3

easy choice this one (although not what some BMW owners may want to hear)..............either an Impreza, an Evo or an FTO. both my wife and i own Imprezas, my wifes one being 15 years old, although mine is much newer. we have owned a 12 year old EVO and we have both owned 13 year old FTOs. all soli...
by Mugs
Mon 21 Sep, 2015 20:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Top mounts rattling after swapping out..!
Replies: 10
Views: 742

Re: Top mounts rattling after swapping out..!

just another thought....... put a washer behind the head of the bottom shock bolts. these can sometimes bottom out in the hole and cause the shock to rattle. this will then reverberate up through the top mounts and make it sound like they are rattling.