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by MpowerRob
Thu 16 Mar, 2017 21:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 2.8 Orinoco Edition for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Z3 2.8 Orinoco Edition for sale

Due to a BMW E46 M3 purchase :D It's with a heavy heart that I am going to have to sell my Z3 2.8 Orinoco edition :cry: I have had a great time owning my Z3 but can't justify having 4 cars, I want to offer it for sale on here before going down the autotrader/EBay route as would like it to be purchas...
by MpowerRob
Sun 12 Mar, 2017 20:37
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 9998

Re: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal

Love the updates, especially the intake manifold upgrade would like to do this on mine would be a good addition to my simota carbon induction, where did you get all the parts, eBay? What bhp increase do you reckon you've gained?
Also Where did you get the plug for the pipe for removing the SAP.
by MpowerRob
Sun 12 Mar, 2017 20:22
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M side mirrors assemble solution
Replies: 8
Views: 1232

Re: Z3M side mirrors assemble solution

Same if the price is right I'm in for sure, :thumb: currently got a broken driver mirror base being held together with tape :oops:
Can't justify spending £100 on a new eBay base.
by MpowerRob
Wed 01 Mar, 2017 14:33
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: Newbie

Welcome get some pics up :thumb:
by MpowerRob
Thu 09 Feb, 2017 19:59
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 9998

Re: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal

Love the new roof looks amazing, was the price with fitting included or was that more on top of the £300 :?:
by MpowerRob
Fri 03 Feb, 2017 09:27
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Advice on Z4 purchase
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: Advice on Z4 purchase

That's not that cheap really have a look around there's loads on the market with lower mileage and not cat d I'd give that one a miss, think your desire is clouding your judgment.
by MpowerRob
Mon 19 Dec, 2016 11:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help needed Z3
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

Re: Help needed Z3, now fixed

So to update and close this post I've fixed the leak and it turned out to be the high preassure hose (32416754173)that goes from the pump to the steering it had a hairline crack at the neck where the rubber o ring sits, I replaced this too, I wish it had been the pump as would have saved a lot of mo...
by MpowerRob
Tue 13 Dec, 2016 23:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Wanted

Looking for Z3m Wing mirrors, AC schnitzer wing mirrors or if standard ones just the drivers side.

Thanks
by MpowerRob
Wed 09 Nov, 2016 13:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help needed Z3
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

Re: Help needed Z3

Ok so went to Halfords bought the recommended PSF topped up to the correct level and went for a little drive well about 400m The power steering started working again but was followed by a loud grinding noise, on looking under the bonnet I can see the psf leaking from under the belt where the ps pump...
by MpowerRob
Wed 09 Nov, 2016 12:03
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1998 RARE Z3M Roadster * BREAKING * About 500 Remaining
Replies: 86
Views: 9658

Re: 1998 RARE Z3M Roadster * BREAKING * About 500 Remaining

How much for the roof if it's in good nick and how much for hardtop and fitting kit.

Cheers
by MpowerRob
Wed 09 Nov, 2016 12:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help needed Z3
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

Re: Help needed Z3

Halfords here I come, will report back once I've topped.

Cheers guys
by MpowerRob
Wed 09 Nov, 2016 10:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help needed Z3
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

Re: Help needed Z3,

Thanks for the replies I've just had a chance to have another look around today and have checked the power steering reservoir and it's totally empty :shock: When looked before I was looking at the brake fluid reservoir :oops: (it was dark raining and was on side of road rushing ) What's the chance o...
by MpowerRob
Fri 04 Nov, 2016 12:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help needed Z3
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

Help needed Z3

Hi all, need some help/advice please. Whilst driving home from work yesterday, the Z stated making a funny grinding sound from the front like the wheels were rubbing the wheel arches then the steering started juddering and getting harder to turn the wheel and by the time I got home had lost power st...
by MpowerRob
Mon 10 Oct, 2016 15:07
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z3 to Z4M
Replies: 8
Views: 1072

Re: Z3 to Z4M

Absolutely stunning I love Imola red. Get some CSL 19s on and it would be perfect keep them standard rims for the track.
:thumb:
by MpowerRob
Mon 03 Oct, 2016 15:39
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Ace Cafe tonight 03/10/16
Replies: 0
Views: 456

Ace Cafe tonight 03/10/16

Anyone going to the Ace Cafe tonight for BMW night?

The weathers great :D so perfect for hood down driving, it starts at 1800, I'll be going up for around 1845 in the Z3 if anyone's interested.
by MpowerRob
Fri 30 Sep, 2016 10:13
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mpowerrob Z3 Orinoco Edition 2.8 progress journal
Replies: 27
Views: 4822

Re: Mpowerrob Z3 Orinoco Edition 2.8 progress journal

Here's a couple of pics I do prefer silver wheels, will probably go with wider tyres as currently running 225 at the rear so maybe 245 or 255 rears, what do you think? http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah309/911turboRob/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsykxb2vco.jpeg http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah...
by MpowerRob
Fri 30 Sep, 2016 09:52
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mpowerrob Z3 Orinoco Edition 2.8 progress journal
Replies: 27
Views: 4822

Re: Mpowerrob Z3 Orinoco Edition 2.8 progress journal

Had the wheels refurbed as black wasn't doing it for me, I went for BMW oe silver.

Image
by MpowerRob
Tue 06 Sep, 2016 19:32
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mpowerrob Z3 Orinoco Edition 2.8 progress journal
Replies: 27
Views: 4822

Re: Mpowerrob Z3 Orinoco Edition 2.8 progress journal

So I've done a few more mods to the Z here's the new strut brace was very easy to fit even with the mod for the earthing screw, got strut brace from the bay for £46 :D car definitely feels more planted http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah309/911turboRob/Mobile%20Uploads/549A8605-BBD7-4738-83A1-1B5...
by MpowerRob
Sun 04 Sep, 2016 22:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Odometer EEP_1 fixed but with issues
Replies: 17
Views: 1633

Re: Odometer EEP_1 fixed but with issues

Yes mine started When battery died and car had to be jump started, eep_1 occasionally then constant. I wonder if the car being left outside in wet weather has anything to do with it too,condensation build up etc :?: now keep under cover as 911 turbo occupies the garage. I still can't understand why ...
by MpowerRob
Fri 02 Sep, 2016 16:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Odometer EEP_1 fixed but with issues
Replies: 17
Views: 1633

Re: Odometer EEP_1 fixed but with issues

Hi guys I've had this EEP_1 problem occur on my 1999. 2.8 Z3 after reading loads of different posts I've fixed my problem so it may help others. I had no temp,fuel or rev counter as well as the EEP_1 instead of the mileage, I bought a second hand cluster from another 1999 2.8 Z3 that had lower milea...
by MpowerRob
Fri 02 Sep, 2016 15:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.8 cooling fan question
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: Z3 2.8 cooling fan question

Thanks for the replies guys I think it's still on its original, temp needle always on the middle as well, thanks for the replies :thumb:
by MpowerRob
Thu 01 Sep, 2016 19:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.8 cooling fan question
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Z3 2.8 cooling fan question

Hi all haven't posted for a while, been enjoying the Z and good weather even if I do get constantly berated by work colleagues about why I've brought my hairdressers car in! My question is that is it normal for the engine cooling fan to come on quite a lot, the drive to my barracks is around 13miles...
by MpowerRob
Wed 08 Jun, 2016 22:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 2.8 exhaust wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Z3 2.8 exhaust wanted

Hi all am looking for a performance exhaust for my 2.8 z3, if anyone has one they want to sell please let me know.
by MpowerRob
Fri 06 May, 2016 21:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Emmisions air pump removal
Replies: 12
Views: 971

Re: Emmisions air pump removal

Stevov how did you remove it exactly, what did you do with all the hoses etc?
by MpowerRob
Fri 06 May, 2016 12:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Emmisions air pump removal
Replies: 12
Views: 971

Re: Emmisions air pump removal

Thanks very rapid replies, Had a look on here and net, can see how to use the blanking plate but not really sure what to do with all the pipe work and wires etc.
by MpowerRob
Fri 06 May, 2016 11:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Emmisions air pump removal
Replies: 12
Views: 971

Emmisions air pump removal

Hi all my Z has started making abit of a loud pumping/chugging sound,had a look and listen with bonnet up and it's deffinately coming from the emmisions air pump it also makes a funny honking noise when you switch the engine off, I know this has been discussed on here previously, I was just wonderin...
by MpowerRob
Mon 02 May, 2016 15:05
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Ace Cafe BMW Night 02/05/16
Replies: 0
Views: 573

Ace Cafe BMW Night 02/05/16

Just seeing if anyone will be going to the ace cafe tonight starts at 1800 as usual and the weather looks good too.
by MpowerRob
Fri 22 Apr, 2016 12:03
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New wheels fitted
Replies: 17
Views: 2656

Re: New wheels fitted

Wheels look really good what tyre sizes are you runing :?:
by MpowerRob
Sun 17 Apr, 2016 21:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted. A few parts for my Z3
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Wanted. A few parts for my Z3

Hi all am looking to buy some parts for the Z3 if anyone has:

A Pair of upper dash demister vents in Black.

A strut brace (for a 6 cylinder).

Clear Wind Deflector for standard rollover hoops.

Pair of 245 35 18 tyres.
by MpowerRob
Sun 03 Apr, 2016 23:16
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mpowerrob Z3 Orinoco Edition 2.8 progress journal
Replies: 27
Views: 4822

Re: Mpowerrob Z3 Orinoco Edition 2.8 progress journal

Got a pair of Titan silver side vents of ebay as thought they might look good against dark Orinoco paintwork what do you all think. All Honest opinions welcome. http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah309/911turboRob/Mobile%20Uploads/20160401_185044_zpsrfxici3y.jpg http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/...
by MpowerRob
Sun 03 Apr, 2016 09:45
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: ACE CAFE BMW Night 04/04/16
Replies: 1
Views: 732

ACE CAFE BMW Night 04/04/16

Hi All just seeing if anyone will be attending the BMW night at the ace cafe tomorrow night, I will be going in the Z think the weather looks ok aswell.

It starts at 1800 and goes on till late.
by MpowerRob
Sat 02 Apr, 2016 09:46
Forum: Performance
Topic: Z3 Strut braces
Replies: 37
Views: 10486

Re: Z3 Strut braces

Just seen these on EBay what does everyone think looks pretty good for the price not sure if it will fit a z3 though.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350693420175? ... EBIDX%3AIT
by MpowerRob
Sat 02 Apr, 2016 09:22
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mpowerrob Z3 Orinoco Edition 2.8 progress journal
Replies: 27
Views: 4822

Re: Mpowerrob Z3 Orinoco Edition 2.8 progress journal

Thanks for the nice replies guys, here's the link for the Eibach.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EIBACH-ProKit ... 5b1ff76178
by MpowerRob
Sun 27 Mar, 2016 09:02
Forum: Performance
Topic: Staggered tyre choice
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Re: Staggered tyre choice

Bump
by MpowerRob
Sat 26 Mar, 2016 09:25
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mpowerrob Z3 Orinoco Edition 2.8 progress journal
Replies: 27
Views: 4822

Re: Mpowerrob Z3 Orinoco Edition 2.8 progress journal

Recently fitted Eibach lowering springs all round and must say am very pleased with the ride/handling and look,thanks for the recommendation all they are definitely worth the extra cash :D Have also added a pair of magnetic arch protectors courtesy of Ian_c :thumb: http://i1383.photobucket.com/album...
by MpowerRob
Thu 17 Mar, 2016 17:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 front top mounts advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: Z3 front top mounts advice please

Anyone reccommend a good pair of front top mounts had a look on eBay and there's a lot to choose from.
by MpowerRob
Wed 16 Mar, 2016 17:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 front top mounts advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: Z3 front top mounts advice please

Hi mike thanks for the quick reply,sorry I should have said, I have already fitted the rear lowering springs and have only just got round to doing the fronts.
by MpowerRob
Wed 16 Mar, 2016 16:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 front top mounts advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Z3 front top mounts advice please

Hi all I'm finally getting round to fitting the eibach lowering springs to the front of my Z is it worth renewing the top mounts whilst I'm at it,they don't look to be in too bad a condition is there a way to tell if they need to be replaced. Also if I do replace is there a good worthwhile upgrade o...
by MpowerRob
Fri 26 Feb, 2016 11:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP needed total loss of power
Replies: 36
Views: 3097

Re: HELP needed total loss of power

Update, I've put all back together and Wow we're back in business the Z is back on the road, I took it out for a good drive :twisted: and all the warning lights went out and what a difference the car noticeably idles better now and seems to be abit more responsive I am really chuffed, :D I hate to t...
by MpowerRob
Sun 21 Feb, 2016 17:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP needed total loss of power
Replies: 36
Views: 3097

Re: HELP needed total loss of power

Ok all, the misses incosiderately decided to go into labour :roll: with our third child so haven't had a chance to work on the z until last night. So I left the butterfly sitting in carb/intake cleaner overnight and with a little push it came free :-D it now moves freely when you move the throttle c...
by MpowerRob
Thu 18 Feb, 2016 08:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP needed total loss of power
Replies: 36
Views: 3097

Re: HELP needed total loss of power

Can I clean the throttle butterfly with carb cleaner? As I've seen various info saying you can't as its Teflon lined? don't think there's much lining left on mine it's covered in crap :lol:
by MpowerRob
Tue 16 Feb, 2016 17:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP needed total loss of power
Replies: 36
Views: 3097

Re: HELP needed total loss of power

Ok firstly a massive thanks to all for advice so far, I have spent some time today taking out DISA,ICV and throttle body , all are pretty filthy the throttle body seems to be jammed should it be free moving or not and is there a way to test/move it whilst out of the car (engine m52TU). http://i1383....
by MpowerRob
Tue 16 Feb, 2016 17:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP needed total loss of power
Replies: 36
Views: 3097

Re: HELP needed total loss of power

Ok firstly a massive thanks to all for advice so far, I have spent some time today taking out DISA,ICV and throttle body , all are pretty filthy the throttle body seems to be jammed should it be free moving or not and is there a way to test/move it whilst out of the car. Will post a picture up short...
by MpowerRob
Fri 12 Feb, 2016 14:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP needed total loss of power
Replies: 36
Views: 3097

Re: HELP needed total loss of power

Ok so I ordered a code reader of ebay it arrived in one day!!! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/391026596998 (If anyone is interested) Plugged in and read codes P0505 idle air control system :?: Will start googling to see what I can find, any ideas on this guys :?: Thanks for all the help so far :thumb:
by MpowerRob
Fri 12 Feb, 2016 12:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP needed total loss of power
Replies: 36
Views: 3097

Re: HELP needed total loss of power

Have tried turning off the asc button, but as soon as I apply any revs the engine starts to hesitate in neutral or in gear, I tried to drive it but it will just kangaroo at very low speed as will only rev to around 1500 then losses power then revs to 1500 then looses power. Is there a way to disconn...
by MpowerRob
Fri 12 Feb, 2016 11:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP needed total loss of power
Replies: 36
Views: 3097

Re: HELP needed total loss of power

Ok I'm going to try and check the other 3 wheel sensors today

Question,Would a bad wheel sensor make the car completely un driveable as in my case :?:
by MpowerRob
Thu 11 Feb, 2016 18:25
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Easter Saturday
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: Easter Saturday

Where abouts in Hatfield will you be finishing up, I might come along, if I get my z fixed :(
by MpowerRob
Thu 11 Feb, 2016 17:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP needed total loss of power
Replies: 36
Views: 3097

Re: HELP needed total loss of power

Hi guys thanks for the replies, so I have charged the battery and cleaned the passenger side wheel speed sensor started the car but still the same problem, the car idles fine with no warning lights but as soon as you apply any revs the ASC light comes on and it idles really lumpy :?: Will clean the ...
by MpowerRob
Wed 10 Feb, 2016 17:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP needed total loss of power
Replies: 36
Views: 3097

Re: HELP needed total loss of power

No battery hasn't died, the only other thing I can think is I changed the rear springs for eibach lowerings springs recently,could I have damaged a wire that relates to the ASC light being on :?:
by MpowerRob
Wed 10 Feb, 2016 10:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP needed total loss of power
Replies: 36
Views: 3097

HELP needed total loss of power

Hi all, could really do with some help please, went to go for a drive in the Z3 (2.8m52tu) and when I started it and went to drive off the ASC light came on and the car is idling funny when I try to accelerate there is no power and it will only rev to 1500 rpm even with accelerator flat to the floor...