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by Devon Z
Tue 19 Sep, 2017 21:52
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Nooobie!
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Nooobie!

Hello and welcome fellow 2.0 owner :)
by Devon Z
Mon 11 Sep, 2017 09:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 intake swap gone wrong.
Replies: 11
Views: 897

Re: M54 intake swap gone wrong.

have you got comparison pics between the 2 manifolds? I'm interested in the size of the inlet on the head, and the manifold shapes Check out this, shows the difference in port size/shape but the main part of the manifold and the DISA valve are 10mm larger. https://zroadster.org/threads/fitting-a-m5...
by Devon Z
Mon 11 Sep, 2017 09:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 intake swap gone wrong.
Replies: 11
Views: 897

Re: M54 intake swap gone wrong.

AdyDurn wrote:
Mon 11 Sep, 2017 00:58
Yes, thanks for pointing me that direction Steve.

Wow, what a difference, it seriously pulls now, and sounds a lot smoother.

Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
It's great isn't it? Really frees up the engine to rev better.
by Devon Z
Sun 10 Sep, 2017 20:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 intake swap gone wrong.
Replies: 11
Views: 897

Re: M54 intake swap gone wrong.

AdyDurn wrote:
Sun 10 Sep, 2017 17:08
Turns out a vac hose going to a vacuum item (direct translation from German and no English on it) had pulled loose.

Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
Glad you got it sorted.
by Devon Z
Sun 10 Sep, 2017 01:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 intake swap gone wrong.
Replies: 11
Views: 897

Re: M54 intake swap gone wrong.

A vac hose perished and my fiddling breaking it off perhaps? Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk Could be? There's three vac hose conections at the back of the manifold (bulkhead end) 2 small ones and a large one which should have a rubber cap on it? this perishes, the one on my manifold and the 2...
by Devon Z
Sun 10 Sep, 2017 00:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 intake swap gone wrong.
Replies: 11
Views: 897

Re: M54 intake swap gone wrong.

Sorry to hear your having trouble, sounds like something isn't conected? You need to get back in there and check all your conections, do you remember reconnecting the round plug to the thottle body? If everything is conected correctly then you may have a severe air leak somewhere? Throttle adaptor, ...
by Devon Z
Thu 07 Sep, 2017 23:44
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Secondary air pump M52 TU any tips thoughts?
Replies: 4
Views: 761

Re: Secondary air pump M52 TU any tips thoughts?

Same as mentioned, just took it all off, made a blank and capped off the pipe, I've since taken the rest of the pipe off back to the inlet manifold.
by Devon Z
Thu 31 Aug, 2017 22:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhaust Manifold Question (and a few others)
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Exhaust Manifold Question (and a few others)

Thanks Devon, I've now ordered the parts. Hoping they all arrive next week so that I can fit them over the weekend. I've been looking at the power increase others have been getting from this switch and it's not insignificant. Your right but for me the way the car drives now is chork and cheese, it ...
by Devon Z
Wed 30 Aug, 2017 23:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhaust Manifold Question (and a few others)
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Exhaust Manifold Question (and a few others)

Not sure on that, the M54 DISA's are same and maybe the 3.0 manifold has larger inlet tubes? The manifold gaskets are the same part number so the overall size of the ports are the same so from my observations the 2.5 manifold I used with the D shaped ports were as big as the gasket would allow.
by Devon Z
Tue 29 Aug, 2017 18:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhaust Manifold Question (and a few others)
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Exhaust Manifold Question (and a few others)

The exhaust system and manifolds are the same on the 2.0 and 2.8 M52tu engines, they changed on the M54 engines when they fitted the cats in the manifolds! they've got some tight bends in them! If your looking for improvements in your 2.0 six then you should look at the inlet side as that's where th...
by Devon Z
Sat 27 May, 2017 21:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Buying cam sensors, whats all the fuss about?
Replies: 14
Views: 1175

Re: Buying cam sensors, whats all the fuss about?

Both after market on mine, done them about three years ago but only got codes properly cleared with Snap on software resently.
by Devon Z
Mon 22 May, 2017 19:08
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: deni2s Z3
Replies: 111
Views: 23090

Re: deni2s Z3

Gloss carbon fibre deffenatly!!!
by Devon Z
Mon 15 May, 2017 19:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Replacement Side Marker lights fitted
Replies: 8
Views: 1061

Re: Z3 Replacement Side Marker lights fitted

They look cool, wonder what they'd look like with my Amber LEDs in?
by Devon Z
Sun 23 Apr, 2017 14:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Long running hesitation problem cured!!
Replies: 0
Views: 328

Long running hesitation problem cured!!

So long story short I've had a hesitation/slight misfire at 1500rpm for quite a while now, done all the usual things new plugs, inlet and exhaust cam pos sensers which made a bit of a difference but to no avail so I had learnt to live with it irritating as it was. Well resently I had the opportunity...
by Devon Z
Sun 23 Apr, 2017 14:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218618

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

peter2b wrote:Nice new MOT today
peterz3
Same here, clean bill of health :)
by Devon Z
Fri 07 Apr, 2017 15:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: B*stard main dealers
Replies: 20
Views: 2430

Re: B*stard main dealers

You can always garrenty a garage will diagnose the the most expensive part as well!! Mines not been back to the dealer since the warrenty ran out!
by Devon Z
Sun 19 Mar, 2017 10:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help! Wipers stopping when stationary
Replies: 10
Views: 1236

Re: Help! Wipers stopping when stationary

To be honest mines not been out in the rain for quite a while but I do remember that the wipers stopped when stationary, but I think they then went onto intermittent? But I could still switch them to other settings. Was a bit disconcerting at first. If anything is at fault I would say it's the relay...
by Devon Z
Sat 18 Mar, 2017 21:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218618

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Just waiting for my 2000my round airbag wheel upgrade to come back from Jack at Royal, can't wait. In the meantime working on aux air pump and fan delete and a full service before the start of the season.
by Devon Z
Mon 19 Sep, 2016 16:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Beige gearstick gaiters?
Replies: 16
Views: 1539

Re: Beige gearstick gaiters?

Is this any good: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FITS-BMW-E36-E46-E39-E34-Z3-SAND-GEAR-HANDBRAKE-GAITER-NEW-/351001404300?hash=item51b950638c:m:m-iiLze2MpMGTUrdgRe2yLQ I don't think you'll find any with the 'mottled' look of the oregon leather, unfortunately. The Oregon(mottled) leather was only used on...
by Devon Z
Mon 19 Sep, 2016 11:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Leaking window seal (weatherstrip)
Replies: 12
Views: 1304

Re: Leaking window seal (weatherstrip)

mrscalex wrote:It just pulls off. I've only removed them when I've already had the door card off but I don't think that's necessary. They wrap round at either end. I unhook from the front and then just pull gently up.
Thanks for the info :)
by Devon Z
Sun 18 Sep, 2016 09:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Leaking window seal (weatherstrip)
Replies: 12
Views: 1304

Re: Leaking window seal (weatherstrip)

I'd like to know how this weather strip comes off as I have a little rust blister starting from under it just by the quarter light.
by Devon Z
Thu 08 Sep, 2016 22:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rust compared to SLKs
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Rust compared to SLKs

I regularly see a blue SLK on AMG's at my local Asda on a private plate but there isn't a panel on it that doesn't have rust! All round the wheel arches, bottom of the doors! A friend of mine had a 2000 320 and it had rust in some strange places :shock:
by Devon Z
Sat 03 Sep, 2016 12:50
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB: Z3 M battery box
Replies: 15
Views: 1176

Re: WTB: Z3 M battery box

With the twin exhaust on the M the battery box is in the middle of the boot floor instead of the right hand side as on non M cars.
by Devon Z
Wed 31 Aug, 2016 21:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Magnetic sump plug
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Magnetic sump plug

Put one on mine at the last oil change, can't do any harm I've fitted them to the engine and transmission of my tuned scooter.
by Devon Z
Thu 04 Aug, 2016 21:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cruise Control for a 2001 2.2 Auto
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: Cruise Control for a 2001 2.2 Auto

Parts still available from BMW, but around £200 + VAT and 4 days from Germany........considering if it's worth the price. Hard top going on first along with fitting kit. I'll start a new thread next week with some pictures....the new cars needs some TLC. Wow!! That's a bit of a hike! When I did min...
by Devon Z
Tue 02 Aug, 2016 21:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cruise Control for a 2001 2.2 Auto
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: Cruise Control for a 2001 2.2 Auto

peter2b wrote:just tried that link is that all you need just the interface?
peter2b
And an E36 cruise control column switch, interface goes between the column switch and the plug in the loome.
by Devon Z
Tue 02 Aug, 2016 18:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cruise Control for a 2001 2.2 Auto
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: Cruise Control for a 2001 2.2 Auto

Don't think any of the parts are engine size specific? I've fitted it to my M52TU which has a throttle cable. I believe all the dual vanos engines have an electric thottle in the inlet manifold as part of the Dynamic stability control system, the cruise control interface that plugs into the loome un...
by Devon Z
Tue 02 Aug, 2016 15:24
Forum: Performance
Topic: 18" LM reps rubbing on front arch liner.
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Re: 18" LM reps rubbing on front arch liner.

It's this area shown by the computer generated masking tape arrows :)
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by Devon Z
Tue 02 Aug, 2016 13:16
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Cleaning BBS LM reps
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Re: Cleaning BBS LM reps

g8jka wrote:Save fitting the rim protectors just make sure you stay away from kerbs, it sounds like you are expecting to kerb them :head:
I live in a small south Devon fishing town with very narrow roads with granite kerbstones :shock: So unfortunately yes :head:
by Devon Z
Mon 01 Aug, 2016 17:51
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Cleaning BBS LM reps
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Re: Cleaning BBS LM reps

They are not new and I'll be repolishing the rims over the winter and fitting some Alloygator rim protectors as there is no rim protection from the tyres :shock: Thanks for the info.
by Devon Z
Mon 01 Aug, 2016 14:30
Forum: Performance
Topic: 18" LM reps rubbing on front arch liner.
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Re: 18" LM reps rubbing on front arch liner.

Antm72 wrote:At a 38 offset its about as wide as you could go on the front .It will be the tyre catching due to the lower suspension.
Its quite common on the zed when lowered, mine have done the same.
Have you cut the arch liner?
by Devon Z
Sun 31 Jul, 2016 21:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Black tailpipe trims
Replies: 0
Views: 420

Black tailpipe trims

As I've got black centers to my LM's I've started deleting some of the chrome from the outside, I've put on some black kidney grills, always thought they would look good with blue, so today I dug out my box of original bits and and found the black chrome exhaust trims that I changed for chrome 2 hou...
by Devon Z
Sun 31 Jul, 2016 20:45
Forum: Performance
Topic: 18" LM reps rubbing on front arch liner.
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

18" LM reps rubbing on front arch liner.

Had them on for a couple of weeks now and not noticed any noise but ran my hand under the front arch liner today and felt some plastic swarf and flat edges on the inside of the liner, not quite so bad on the passenger side. Their 8x18 38 offset with 225/40 tyres and the cars on Eibach lowered spring...
by Devon Z
Sun 31 Jul, 2016 20:15
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Cleaning BBS LM reps
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Cleaning BBS LM reps

I've always loved BBS alloys, had them on my MKII Golf 16v and the wife's Volvo T4 but they are a pain to clean. Well now I've got a set of 18" LM reps with black centers on the Zed so what are people's cleaning methods for these wheels? Any brushes that work well?
by Devon Z
Sat 30 Jul, 2016 14:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Ebay - Lovely blue extended leather dash/console £200
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: Ebay - Lovely blue extended leather dash/console £200

That's the optional Tapaz Blue extended leather option I have on mine, it is missing the matching door panels with blue leather top section to match.

£1100 option in 1999!!
by Devon Z
Tue 26 Jul, 2016 23:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218618

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Finally got round to fitting the post 2000 E46 style steering wheel I wanted on mine when I ordered it in 1999, it's in good condition but I'll use it as is for the rest of the season then give it the Royal treatment over the winter. whats the craic with the steering wheels, i see some with a small...
by Devon Z
Mon 25 Jul, 2016 21:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anybody had their Z from new?
Replies: 10
Views: 1587

Re: Anybody had their Z from new?

Yes, ordered mine at the end of 98, I bought 97 1.9 16valve from the dealership while I was waiting for it to be delivered, was going to have met black with black and red leather but they called me up early in 99 with the new specs for the facelift model and when I saw the brochure car in Topaz with...
by Devon Z
Mon 25 Jul, 2016 20:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218618

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Finally got round to fitting the post 2000 E46 style steering wheel I wanted on mine when I ordered it in 1999, it's in good condition but I'll use it as is for the rest of the season then give it the Royal treatment over the winter.
by Devon Z
Wed 20 Jul, 2016 00:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218618

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Got some S/hand 18" LM reps at a good price, wasn't sure if I would the black centers and the rims will need a polish over the winter but their really growing on me.
by Devon Z
Mon 04 Jul, 2016 13:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: E46 steering wheel
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: E46 steering wheel

bertiejaffa wrote:I fitted one to my 1st z3, 15 minutes of a job - nice and easy
Great! I've checked your jurnal but no details on the steering wheel swop. Did you buy new parts or second hand from another model?
by Devon Z
Sun 03 Jul, 2016 13:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: E46 steering wheel
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: E46 steering wheel

Southernboy wrote:You're referring to this wheel then..
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That's the one, coloured top trim? never thought about that? Looks good!!
So how did you fit that?
by Devon Z
Sun 03 Jul, 2016 10:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: E46 steering wheel
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: E46 steering wheel

bertiejaffa wrote:do you mean the one where the lowest spoke is split in 2?
Yes, the standard E46 wheel with the round airbag.

I've got the wheel with trims and airbag loom and airbag but it doesn't look like the slip ring will work from old wheel?
by Devon Z
Sat 02 Jul, 2016 16:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: E46 steering wheel
Replies: 13
Views: 991

E46 steering wheel

When I ordered my Zed in 1999 I loved the brochure car so ordered that spec, it showed the car with the three spoke wheel with the bright silver lower trim to match the console/door trims, lovely! Then I was told part what through the build that it wouldn't come with that wheel, gutted! Well now I w...
by Devon Z
Sat 12 Mar, 2016 17:43
Forum: Test track
Topic: Pics test
Replies: 0
Views: 2970

Pics test

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by Devon Z
Fri 15 May, 2015 16:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Not been around
Replies: 9
Views: 1303

Re: Not been around

I feel for you mate :( still going through mine! Zed hasn't moved for two years but last week I was in garage sorting some stuff out and pulled the dust cover off it and thought sod it!! Mot, full service (by me!) and out enjoying the sunshine 8-)

Life's too short :)
by Devon Z
Thu 14 May, 2015 22:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218618

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

After two years in the garage (long story family stuff :( ) MOT, tax, a day in the garage changing all fluids and a two stage polish :) most fun I've had for a long time :lol: so she's back on the road, let's hope for some good weather 8-)
by Devon Z
Wed 26 Feb, 2014 18:20
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Highest annual mileage in a Zed?
Replies: 15
Views: 1052

Re: Highest annual mileage in a Zed?

TR4man wrote:Guess I'm the winner then :cheers
Aren't you a lucky boy :?
by Devon Z
Mon 24 Feb, 2014 22:58
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: To tax or not to tax!
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: To tax or not to tax!

Well you've suffered badly this winter with the rain, and knowing Brixham and being right on the coast it's prob the best choice, hopefully things will have dried up for you by then. :) Cheers Dave Well it wasn't a bad day today but the rain is blowing horizontal again tonight just for a change!!!
by Devon Z
Mon 24 Feb, 2014 17:43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: To tax or not to tax!
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: To tax or not to tax!

Was going to do mine from March as usual but the forecast for the start of the month is iffy and I'm out the country for second half which looked okay :wink: so April it is then!
by Devon Z
Fri 21 Feb, 2014 21:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 HEADLIGHT INDICATOR CLEAR LENSES
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Z3 HEADLIGHT INDICATOR CLEAR LENSES

Don't think they ever have been, many years ago you could buy copy clear lenses from the US but the supply dried up.