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by thompy93
Wed 23 Dec, 2015 20:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: how to change rocker panels
Replies: 1
Views: 495

how to change rocker panels

Anyone got any instructions on how to do this? Just got some brand New panels painted, and looked pretty basic forward to swap them with the old, But now it looks like i have to detach the trunk and skirts front and back to get off the screws holding the panels plus some of the screws holding the ro...
by thompy93
Fri 20 Nov, 2015 13:55
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Front speakers - type/size/recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 2337

Re: Front speakers - type/size/recommendations

I swapped my OEM footwell speakers with some speakers from the Rockford Fosgate Punch series p152 5.25". Value for money, but needs to be completed with a sub for the full experience. Fitted a 8" alpine sub on the passenger side footwell, hidden under a speaker carpet and the car mat. Got pictures o...
by thompy93
Sat 07 Nov, 2015 02:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215357

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

New brake hose, since the right rear brake is stuck someway :head: Its getting really really hot. The first times I noticed it it made scary noises and you could smell burnt brakes. Tried first to too see myself, and took off the tire and put some brake cleaner and gave it a good knock. Worked for a...
by thompy93
Mon 02 Nov, 2015 12:06
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Thompy's Z3 1.8 '97
Replies: 20
Views: 3470

Re: Thompy's Z3 1.8 '97

Got some work done the last few days, New M alu Pedals, and new M gear knob, gaiter and leather cover for handbrake. Am I being detained by the M-police? Isnt it fair to upgrade the aesthetic with M-details of the car, even though its not an M? Atleast im not putting any M's on the back :roll: Disu...
by thompy93
Sun 01 Nov, 2015 19:25
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Thompy's Z3 1.8 '97
Replies: 20
Views: 3470

Re: Thompy's Z3 1.8 '97

Fitted a Alpine PWE-V80 - 8" 160w Powered subwoofer upright at the end of the footwell. Its only 8cm thick, so more than enough space left for passenger legs and enough power for a small car like the z3 :) Never mind the wiring atm, its not done yet, as ill make a thin thin plywood case for protecti...
by thompy93
Sun 01 Nov, 2015 14:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door speakers
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Door speakers

Thanks alot andy :D do you recall the max depth you can fit in there too?
by thompy93
Sun 01 Nov, 2015 04:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door speakers
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Door speakers

Hmm. The OEM speakers I removed from the footwell side was cheapy-cheap stuff, so my guess is standard. Since Ive already installed the Rockford fosgate punch 152 series in the footwell I think the rockford punch 1" will fit well to the complete sound. Ill see if Andy is of any help with measuring :...
by thompy93
Thu 29 Oct, 2015 21:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door speakers
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Door speakers

Tried to search on the forum, but couldnt seem to find out what size the door speakers are. They are missing atm, so im looking to replace them. 1" seems about the right size, or?
by thompy93
Thu 22 Oct, 2015 22:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215357

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Didnt buy, but got in bday present from the lady, a JBL Gt-basspro 12. Its coming monday, so havent had any chance to measure and find out where to place it. Will placing in the trunk kill much bass? It weighs 17kg and its 30,9x30,5x57 cm
by thompy93
Wed 21 Oct, 2015 13:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: "Gear" noise when turning the wheels.
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: "Gear" noise when turning the wheels.

Thanks guys. Now ill atleast know where to look first atleast. Lets just hope its the fluid.

When you say springs, you mean suspension springs, or am i totaly wrong there? :roll:
by thompy93
Tue 20 Oct, 2015 18:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: "Gear" noise when turning the wheels.
Replies: 5
Views: 577

"Gear" noise when turning the wheels.

Lately ive gotten a sound coming from the steering wheel when i turn it, it sounds like gears grinding towards each other. Seems like its only when i have the steering wheel in over a certain position that it makes the noise. Anyone got an idea of what it could be? Its also possible to feel clicks v...
by thompy93
Tue 20 Oct, 2015 11:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215357

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Hi Thompy try Mothers aluminium polish - it's by far the best polish for ally. Comes in a little tub in a paste form. If you use a very fine wire wool to get the basic cleaning done, then go at it with the Mothers, it'll come up really well. :wink: No hope saving the old panels. Too much rust from ...
by thompy93
Mon 19 Oct, 2015 21:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215357

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

New rocker panels. Does not look good atm :roll:
by thompy93
Wed 07 Oct, 2015 00:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215357

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

bit of glue to fix a bit of loose roof edge around the rear window peter2b I got very good experience with TEC7 to fix around the rear window. The thread had gone up on both short sides of the window, since the previous owner never used the soft top and let it stay down for years. The "rubber" and ...
by thompy93
Thu 01 Oct, 2015 17:40
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Thompy's Z3 1.8 '97
Replies: 20
Views: 3470

Re: Thompy's Z3 1.8 '97

Installed some chrome stuff today also. Think its enough chrome for now :lol: http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n330/thompy93/20151001_173130.jpg http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n330/thompy93/20151001_173103.jpg http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n330/thompy93/20151001_173233.jpg The Z has been ...
by thompy93
Mon 28 Sep, 2015 00:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Car cover or not?
Replies: 19
Views: 2320

Re: Car cover or not?

Hi again As the weather is starting to get colder Im struggling with some condesation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kr6qpXxJCo If you watch this video I got the same issue, with humid air (not any water coming in though) getting in there. Is the seal supposed to be glued to the soft top all the ...
by thompy93
Sat 26 Sep, 2015 22:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215357

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

One of these; http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n330/thompy93/fukt.jpg Heavy condesation in the car night time. It basicly just sucks it up and stores the water in the container. Lets hope it works :) Also done some shopping at nm-motorsport, some interior stuff coming in the mail 8-) Hi thompy. H...
by thompy93
Sat 26 Sep, 2015 16:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215357

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

One of these;

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Heavy condesation in the car night time. It basicly just sucks it up and stores the water in the container. Lets hope it works :)

Also done some shopping at nm-motorsport, some interior stuff coming in the mail 8-)
by thompy93
Sun 20 Sep, 2015 14:25
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Thompy's Z3 1.8 '97
Replies: 20
Views: 3470

Re: Thompy's Z3 1.8 '97

3 quid well spent :P http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n330/thompy93/20150917_154758.jpg also new hand brake handle. Not fitted the leather yet on this pic. http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n330/thompy93/20150917_154819.jpg Washed and scrubed the mats to make them look better, hanging to dry atm....
by thompy93
Wed 16 Sep, 2015 15:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215357

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Inferno wrote:New Ferodo handbrake shoes and BMW handbrake springs
Repaired 2 threads on top timing case cover
Heater controls bulbs
Quick question; does the button on the handbrake hold the springs somehow? Im about to change mine in a couple of days, and good to be prepared.
by thompy93
Tue 15 Sep, 2015 21:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215357

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Is car bra recommended? One guy nearby listed his for 12!!! Pounds, got pictures from him to my phone, and it looks OK. http://m.finn.no/bap/forsale/gallery.html?finnkode=58956539 Mostly illustration pics, but one from his own car, **** quality on picture though. Googled the guy and he seems to be ...
by thompy93
Tue 15 Sep, 2015 17:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215357

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Some of them look good, some dont. But isnt 12 Pounds/ 18 USD a giveaway? Just to test. :?:
by thompy93
Tue 15 Sep, 2015 17:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215357

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Is car bra recommended? One guy nearby listed his for 12!!! Pounds, got pictures from him to my phone, and it looks OK. http://m.finn.no/bap/forsale/gallery.html?finnkode=58956539 Mostly illustration pics, but one from his own car, **** quality on picture though. Googled the guy and he seems to be i...
by thompy93
Mon 14 Sep, 2015 14:38
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Interior pics
Replies: 4
Views: 1893

Re: Interior pics

https://g-a.d-cd.net/b1bff82s-960.jpg Stiched Z3M hockey sticks Stiched Z3M door handles Z3M seats LeatherZ armrest with large base and cupholder LeatherZ elbow rests AC Schnitzer carbon fiber steering wheel AC Schnitzer carbon fiber brake handle AC Schnitzer rear view mirror Storm Motorwerks gear ...
by thompy93
Sun 13 Sep, 2015 20:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Car cover or not?
Replies: 19
Views: 2320

Re: Car cover or not?

I've found a plastic cover can give the duco micro scratches over time right where the corners, edges rub against the cover.... also when sunny, it can sweat underneath.... which is not good if moisture sits under there awhile. The other problem is when you put the cover on when the car is dirty, t...
by thompy93
Sat 12 Sep, 2015 23:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Car cover or not?
Replies: 19
Views: 2320

Re: Car cover or not?

Thanks. Will take a look into it asap as we are expecting heavy rain the next few days. Just gotta try and fail to get it right. Atleast you opened up some possibilites to fix it.
by thompy93
Sat 12 Sep, 2015 20:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Car cover or not?
Replies: 19
Views: 2320

Re: Car cover or not?

Well. Tonight it happened again. Used gummi pfledge and tighten ed the latches. Heavy rain came today and went Straigth through on the passende side. What did i do wrong? I trusted you guys :bawl:
Work some more with the pfledge and tighten more i guess?
by thompy93
Sat 12 Sep, 2015 13:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215357

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Another 3 euros 50 cents for the weekly auto car wash!! Not worried about swirls? :o Life's too short for that. I don't understand these people that buy a car just to spend every waking moment 'detailing' it, and then getting all high-and-mighty about other people's cars with 'swirls', 'holograms' ...
by thompy93
Fri 11 Sep, 2015 20:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215357

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Rafolian wrote:Another 3 euros 50 cents for the weekly auto car wash!!
Not worried about swirls? :o
by thompy93
Fri 11 Sep, 2015 00:38
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mrs's Gookah's Z3 Sport
Replies: 44
Views: 17750

Re: Mrs's Gookah's Z3 Sport

Thats one shiny car. Love the interiour, except the gaiter for the gear, a bit too much red for me, But i Would love to swap the rest with you :D
by thompy93
Fri 11 Sep, 2015 00:28
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Thompy's Z3 1.8 '97
Replies: 20
Views: 3470

Re: Thompy's Z3 1.8 '97

Gookah; i only added chrome rings, not New dials. Just something i Would like to try, since i think it looks better than OEM.

Check out Tims post to see how he did it ; http://www.zroadster.net/tim/custom/dials.html

It looks Great during daytime, But not as practical during the night.
by thompy93
Wed 09 Sep, 2015 23:48
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Thompy's Z3 1.8 '97
Replies: 20
Views: 3470

Re: Thompy's Z3 1.8 '97

These little things are worth doing though otherwise these earlier, standard cars (like my 1998 1.9) are a sea of plain, black plastic inside :D Yepp, small neat details. What I really would like to try out is what Tim on the forums did, like this http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n330/thompy93/di...
by thompy93
Wed 09 Sep, 2015 17:13
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Thompy's Z3 1.8 '97
Replies: 20
Views: 3470

Re: Thompy's Z3 1.8 '97

Finally got my gauge rings fitted. First I got a pack missing one ring, so they sent a full new kit :) http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n330/thompy93/20150828_190253.jpg PAIN in the ass to install. So much for so little :lol: But in the end it will last longer than it took to install http://i336.p...
by thompy93
Wed 09 Sep, 2015 11:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215357

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

If the car is not an ZM then adding M badges can look a bit cheesy to anyone that knows the cars. The hand break handle looks ok, not sure about the shoulder pads, might be ok in an M though. The door handle covers really depend on the quality of them, if they look like aftermarket stick on tat the...
by thompy93
Wed 09 Sep, 2015 00:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Problem opening door with key.
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Problem opening door with key.

Hi Recently ive had a struggle opening the door on the drivers side and boot. To get it open i have to put the key all the way in, then 2-3mm back to MAYBE get it open. Its also easier to lock it, than open it. The boot lock just seems stiff for some reason. The passenger side seems unaffected and t...
by thompy93
Tue 08 Sep, 2015 20:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215357

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Not sure im allowed to post this on this thread, but im wondering about buying some stuff, but just want some others opinion if its too cheesy or not. Does it matter what anyone else thinks? There are things on my car that other people probably won't like and there are thing on other people's cars ...
by thompy93
Tue 08 Sep, 2015 18:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215357

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Not sure im allowed to post this on this thread, but im wondering about buying some stuff, but just want some others opinion if its too cheesy or not. Just delete the post if you mods want it on another thread. Anyways; here are the products http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n330/thompy93/T2eC16hHJ...
by thompy93
Fri 04 Sep, 2015 13:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215357

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Got my Z a 350 dollar/ 230 pound speeding ticket today :bawl: Hi thompy93. Your Z did not get the "350 dollar/ 230 pound speeding ticket",you got it for you whilst innocently dragging the Z into the apparently serious infringement of the driving laws. I guess by the 93 in your forum ID that you are...
by thompy93
Fri 04 Sep, 2015 05:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Car cover or not?
Replies: 19
Views: 2320

Re: Car cover or not?

Well. The the test i did tonight worked, and Couldnt see any water. But no cover could save the car from the flood that hit the house tonight. Luckily it was parked Elsewhere :D
by thompy93
Thu 03 Sep, 2015 19:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215357

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Got my Z a 350 dollar/ 230 pound speeding ticket today :bawl:
by thompy93
Thu 03 Sep, 2015 19:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Car cover or not?
Replies: 19
Views: 2320

Re: Car cover or not?

IMHO you don't need to cover a Zed. Many other things will kill it before the rain does. Just keep her very clean and waxed. Once a month is my routine. Also worth treating the roof annually with Renovo protector - great stuff, just keep it off the seats/trim etc. A cover is only useful i think if ...
by thompy93
Thu 03 Sep, 2015 17:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M Gearshift Surround for non M
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: M Gearshift Surround for non M

Damn nice. Is that real carbon trim, with or without 3M backside?
by thompy93
Wed 02 Sep, 2015 21:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Car cover or not?
Replies: 19
Views: 2320

Re: Car cover or not?

I had to thread the hook to get it tighter. First it was too tight, so the rubber squished abit, so it still leaked. Took it one turn out, and seems it fits like a glove now, but didnt have time for testing it properly. Ive ordered the Gummi pflege anyway, just to be safe. 8-)
by thompy93
Wed 02 Sep, 2015 12:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Car cover or not?
Replies: 19
Views: 2320

Re: Car cover or not?

Just got home from work and found the cover half way off, since one of the straps wasnt secured enough :bawl: Been raining like hell here today. The top keeps the rain off, but there is a sealing that is leaking, right over the passenger seat. Known issue? Yes, common issue. Unfortunately the rubbe...
by thompy93
Wed 02 Sep, 2015 03:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Car cover or not?
Replies: 19
Views: 2320

Re: Car cover or not?

Just got home from work and found the cover half way off, since one of the straps wasnt secured enough :bawl: Been raining like hell here today. The top keeps the rain off, but there is a sealing that is leaking, right over the passenger seat. Known issue?
by thompy93
Tue 01 Sep, 2015 19:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Car cover or not?
Replies: 19
Views: 2320

Car cover or not?

Hi Just moved from an house with a double garage to a place without any garage at all to store my Z. So i was wondering, I got a polyester car cover which im using for the first time at the moment. I cant keep the car clean at all times when i take the cover over, so im a little worried about scratc...
by thompy93
Mon 31 Aug, 2015 21:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: gear knob lights
Replies: 11
Views: 1053

Re: gear knob lights

Brian H wrote:No they don't all have lights, the wiring should be there if you wish to connect one though.
Does that mean Non-m Z's got the wiring? Forgot to check when i changed the gaiter.
by thompy93
Fri 28 Aug, 2015 14:17
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Thompy's Z3 1.8 '97
Replies: 20
Views: 3470

Re: Thompy's Z3 1.8 '97

Thanks John. Ill see if i find some carpet store or similar around here. I was thinking about going for rubber mats for a more sporty look, but thats maybe hard to get a carpet store to fit :P Anyone got some pics of their velour mats or similar for inspiration? Robz: Yes, you have to drill. Ive loo...
by thompy93
Fri 28 Aug, 2015 00:40
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Thompy's Z3 1.8 '97
Replies: 20
Views: 3470

Re: Thompy's Z3 1.8 '97

Got some work done the last few days, New M alu Pedals, and new M gear knob, gaiter and leather cover for handbrake. Am I being detained by the M-police? Isnt it fair to upgrade the aesthetic with M-details of the car, even though its not an M? Atleast im not putting any M's on the back :roll: Disuc...
by thompy93
Tue 25 Aug, 2015 15:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW Z3 Changing Leather gaiters
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: BMW Z3 Changing Leather gaiters

Changing leather around the gear was pretty straight forward, no glue or anything needed, big plus. The handbrake cover was a bit more frustrating, as it was universal for most Bmw's, so i had to stuff the leather down on the sides while pushing the frame half way down :head: Took some time. Guess i...