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by komis
Mon 14 Aug, 2017 09:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: [wanted] M-sport suspension springs
Replies: 1
Views: 285

[wanted] M-sport suspension springs

Hey all,
If anyone has a set of M-sport suspension springs left over from from an upgrade or a broken Z, please PM :)
Happy to exchange for an almost brand new set of Eibach 30mm springs.

Thanks!
by komis
Mon 14 Aug, 2017 09:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Breaking: blue 2.0 z3
Replies: 20
Views: 2358

Re: Breaking: blue 2.0 z3

Hey,
Just wondering if this a model with the m sports suspension. If so, I'm interested in the springs (maybe a couple of other bits of trim too). If you could post the VIN, it would help us see what spec the car is :)

Thanks!
by komis
Tue 17 May, 2011 20:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lpg Z3??
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

I had been thinking about it as well after my dad converted our Corolla to LPG (I must say it's rather brilliant as a workhorse and daily driver now that it's so cheap to run). I took the car to a specialist and they had a tank that would fit the diameter of the spare well, but the tank would be sit...
by komis
Tue 26 Apr, 2011 20:42
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: BMW 3G EWS alarm-coding keyfobs-SOLVED!!
Replies: 81
Views: 171046

Problem solved!!!! YIPPEEEEEE !!!! I've finally done it. I tried again shorting out the 8 pins joining the receiver part of the module to the main body of the module, and this time it worked - it disarmed the alarm. Having done that I flicked the switch in the receiver, replaced it on the module, p...
by komis
Sun 27 Mar, 2011 18:23
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Cost of fuel in Europe
Replies: 11
Views: 959

Try Greece, average around €1.65 per litre lol!!! To think that it was only a couple of years ago that I wrote in this forum about how much I was enjoying the previous price of €0.85 per litre... the prices doubled overnight last year due to the crisis and funnily enough, there were no protests, no ...
by komis
Sun 06 Feb, 2011 10:07
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Would you buy a Z2
Replies: 11
Views: 855

We're now about to find out if Joe Bloggs really gives a stuff about which axle is driven. We suspect they won't. Sad but true (for most people). I had been looking forward to a smaller Z to replace my Z3 with later in life, as I find the Z4 a bit too lardy for my taste, but if what's written is tr...
by komis
Sun 16 Jan, 2011 16:08
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Matte Black devil Schnitzer car
Replies: 36
Views: 4247

Looking pretty good to me, but make sure you don't park anywhere near this fellow

Image

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
by komis
Wed 12 Jan, 2011 14:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Facebook group
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Facebook group

There's a Z3 owners' club on Facebook for anyone interested. I was going through the pics therein and saw a few cars I recognise from here (e.g. Yalden's). It was really nice to realise this little car has brought a smile to so many faces all over the world. Once can say then that a Z3 then is offic...
by komis
Sat 08 Jan, 2011 08:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Chopped Z3 (warning, might offend some viewers)
Replies: 30
Views: 1700

gookah wrote:uuurggghhhh....

..............pre-facelift....... :roflmao:
rotfl ditto :roflmao:
by komis
Fri 03 Dec, 2010 14:37
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Help from 2.8 drivers!
Replies: 25
Views: 1208

Must admit it needs a service, checked the tank no leaks. On the motorway ime only getting around 26 to the gallon doing a steady 70mph. 38 to the gallon :shock: never got that on my 1.9. Thanks for your help. 38 is the best i ever did, doing a constant 60mph without much overtaking etc and on a lo...
by komis
Thu 02 Dec, 2010 11:12
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Help from 2.8 drivers!
Replies: 25
Views: 1208

Re: Help from 2.8 drivers!

Recently purchased a 2.8. Little suprised at the fuel consumption :shock: What should I get from a full tank? Only getting around 200 mile, methinks something is wrong? Tried driving it like an old woman, fuel consumption was worse? Well is that city driving or motorway? The difference is huge betw...
by komis
Wed 17 Nov, 2010 07:04
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Idiot girl just hit my car
Replies: 34
Views: 2368

Dent repair and scratch cover-up won't set you back more than £150. First, it probably isn't worth making an insurance claim for that amount of money, thus involving your insurance company and the police is probably not the best option. Secondly, if you're fussed about the repair cost, take it easy ...
by komis
Tue 16 Nov, 2010 15:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ///M front bumper on a non M
Replies: 13
Views: 582

w4tkins wrote:yes it will fit, mine is the big mouth version. Fitted to all Z3's bigger than 1.9 as far as I am aware

I will keep you in mind :wink:. Dont want to get too far ahead, just waiting for the thumbs up from the seller :D
Here's a pic of a facelift z3 with the M front bumper, gills and mirrors.
by komis
Sun 31 Oct, 2010 09:48
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Halo Headlight Fitment - Homage to Jonnt
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Agreed :D
by komis
Fri 22 Oct, 2010 07:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyre pressure
Replies: 14
Views: 989

Happy to report that upping tyre pressures to 2.4 bars all around resulted in slightly crisper handling, better behaviour over bumps and potholes and, dare I say it, mildly better fuel economy (38mpg on the trip computer instead of my usual 37 on that trip, that's a 50 mile drive at a steady 60-70mp...
by komis
Wed 20 Oct, 2010 16:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyre pressure
Replies: 14
Views: 989

Re: Difference

I've been using this for years, and after dropping back the factory pressures the car felt awful, then increasing to 2.2F and 2.3 R it felt a bit less awful, but nowhere near its normal self on 2.4 F & R. Try it and see. Mike does yours have staggered front/rear 17" rims? I'll give it a try tomorro...
by komis
Wed 20 Oct, 2010 09:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyre pressure
Replies: 14
Views: 989

Re: Pressures

The factory pressures are always on the low side - I use FK-452 in seventeen inch sizes, and find 2.4 bar is the optimum. I'm on the same tyres, I tend to overinflate by 10% and use 2.2 front and 2.4 for the rear instead of the manual's stated 2.0 and 2.2... The manual's stated figures seem to make...
by komis
Sat 16 Oct, 2010 09:06
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Introducing myself and my Zed.
Replies: 14
Views: 1537

:shock: respect.... :thumb:
by komis
Wed 22 Sep, 2010 08:08
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Mall, parking lot, Poland
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Lol good story :) Here in Greece, other Z3 drivers look at you like you've killed their mother or something, what's with the f*d up attitude? There are two other zeds constantly parked around my gf's place (Patras), a very tidy hellrot pre-facelift 1.9 and an atlanta blue facelift 1.8 with a beige s...
by komis
Mon 20 Sep, 2010 18:09
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: Call for site funding
Replies: 87
Views: 12425

sent.

thank you to tim and to all the zroadster people for hundreds of pounds saved and endless hours of fun reading about other zeds and watching other zed drivers take the pi$h out of each other :)
by komis
Sat 18 Sep, 2010 16:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhaust failure - advice wanted (glasgow)
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Owen Ferry Automotive have serviced both my zeds and my 325 over a number of years, one thing about Owen, he's a dead honest guy and usually has a solution for everything. He's a bit further out in Paisley, but i wouldn't take my car anywhere else.

If you do make it over tell him Andreas says hi :)
by komis
Thu 16 Sep, 2010 18:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 TIS documents online
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Z3 TIS documents online

I don't know if someone has posted this before... but I ran into this site which seems to contain all the Z3-related TIS documents in handy PDFs. http://adkusters.hobby-site.com/BMW%20Z3%20tis%20documenten.html I thought this might be of value to someone... certainly a link worth noting even if you ...
by komis
Thu 16 Sep, 2010 11:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - driver's side rear cluster for facelift Z3
Replies: 2
Views: 223

hier ist die auktion from Deutschland fur ze rear clusterz vitch you require, ze gentleman vill send to all europe, it's fur ein pair and you can sell ze other one fur gut money on UK ebay :D link ps some idiot broke my rear cluster (obviously with a kick) the other day when the car was parked on th...
by komis
Thu 09 Sep, 2010 09:16
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My new Z3
Replies: 52
Views: 7826

one thing you have to do.. put some spacers on those rear wheels!!! I got some H&R for mine and they fit spot on, small improvement in the rear's stability too!
by komis
Mon 06 Sep, 2010 16:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Sold
Replies: 12
Views: 1094

not completely related to this thread, but, piotres, i followed your signature link... :shock: all the work you've done on your Z is truly amazing :)
by komis
Fri 03 Sep, 2010 17:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Brake disk size on a 2.8
Replies: 9
Views: 502

thanks :) obviously your new brakes won't have "settled" in yet, but have you noticed any improvement over the old 286mm discs?
by komis
Thu 02 Sep, 2010 08:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Brake disk size on a 2.8
Replies: 9
Views: 502

While on this subject, i've always found my 2.8's brakes a bit disappointing, without any real bite to them. My pal's ///M roadster has infinitely better braking but what hurts more, is that so does my dad's Audi A3 1.6 lol So... anyone tried to fit M brakes to a 2.8 and is there any other advice on...
by komis
Tue 31 Aug, 2010 08:42
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: completely ridiculous
Replies: 7
Views: 909

completely ridiculous

saw this guy about a month ago when i was holidaying in Crete but didn't have the camera to hand to.. capture the moment lol :P

today i was browsing the greek autotrader and found his car for sale.

All i can say is... poor z:(((

Link
by komis
Fri 13 Aug, 2010 08:15
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Chrome Tail Pipes and "GB" badging
Replies: 30
Views: 2925

Get one of the magnetic GB badges off ebay for a few quid so that you can take it on and off anytime! Or what about these... :D http://www.babyproofingplus.com/usrimage/0431.jpg classic :D Please please please don't put a chrome gb badge on your car, it's not going to make it look any classier than...
by komis
Tue 03 Aug, 2010 17:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: airbag light trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Well the latest update is that the guy took the steering wheel off the car, disconnected the airbag, checked all the wiring, cleaned all the contacts and plugged everything back in and the car has been fine since. I'll be keeping an eye on it but hopefully the problem won't come back. Total cost = £...
by komis
Tue 03 Aug, 2010 07:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: airbag light trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 321

thanks jontt, No, it's a proper 2-stage system fitted on the car (didn't know you could "trick" it into accepting an older wheel and spent ages trying to procure the right parts lol). Driving the car over to the garage again in a few minutes, hopefully we can find out what's happened. Don't think it...
by komis
Mon 02 Aug, 2010 22:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: airbag light trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 321

airbag light trouble

hi all, yesterday the airbag light came on and just didn't go off after starting the car (2000 model with the 2-stage srs system, driver, passenger and door airbags). The car had been sitting all night after a midnight drive, no previous problems ever. Took it to the local indie who plugged it into ...
by komis
Thu 01 Jul, 2010 11:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 UK 2001-02 Brochures and price list for download
Replies: 4
Views: 596

That's great, many thanks for the links. Just in case it might be of use to someone else, i found the German market prices & accessory list here: http://www.z3-roadster-forum.de/phpBB2/ftopic4501.html (post-99 facelift) http://www.z3-roadster-forum.de/phpBB2/ftopic5015.html (post-00 facelift) It was...
by komis
Thu 29 Apr, 2010 13:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M52TU or M52?
Replies: 8
Views: 2969

Re: M54

Turbo and intercooler? Try a belt-driven supercharger and an oil cooler! Don't fancy the K&N breathing directly from near the radiator - why do people not realise the amount of power loss through making the engine breathe hot air? It also causes early pinking problems too, particularly with a blowe...
by komis
Tue 27 Apr, 2010 14:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M52TU or M52?
Replies: 8
Views: 2969

wella_fella wrote:any differences apart from visual?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_M52

Major update was the addition of the double VANOS system on the TU engine...
by komis
Tue 27 Apr, 2010 14:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M52TU or M52?
Replies: 8
Views: 2969

hey estocks, the 3-series is the facelifted model, shouldn't that mean it comes with the m54 engine?

btw... looks like there might be an interesting story behind the pic, custom intercooler + turbo on it? *grin*
by komis
Thu 22 Apr, 2010 07:11
Forum: Performance
Topic: Ever considered a Heart Transplant for your Z?
Replies: 17
Views: 1334

Cant really see the point of transplanting a 3.0l lump into a 2.8 when you can buy a facelift 3.0 :? True, sadly though the market in greece is pretty different from the UK, higher capacity engine cars are relatively rare here due to over-taxation. I'd have a really hard time sourcing a 3.0 here (p...
by komis
Wed 21 Apr, 2010 11:25
Forum: Performance
Topic: Ever considered a Heart Transplant for your Z?
Replies: 17
Views: 1334

Funny you should post this tonight. I was only thinking this evening about transplanting an ///m engine into my facelift 2.8 and what it would entail. I prefer the facelift look and would end up with a one off facelift ///m power Zed mmmmmmm :D i know someone in greece that's done a 1.9 (late pre-f...
by komis
Tue 19 Jan, 2010 11:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Headlights
Replies: 20
Views: 1375

The Halo projectors are c£220-£250. They are a great option especially if your changing anyway. They can be purchased in LHD off ebay sellers or you could try 007 (Simon) to see if he can source you LHD. Installation HERE Yep, this is what I ended up doing with my car too. Really liked the OEM look...
by komis
Sun 17 Jan, 2010 13:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are the "Sports" seats worth it?
Replies: 35
Views: 1722

They feel exactly the same to me (comparing with my pal's M, his car is slightly higher mileage but not too much). Don't be confused by the seat stitching, it would be quite stupid for BMW to have 3 different seat types for a (reasonably) limited production run car (let's not forget that even its sw...
by komis
Fri 08 Jan, 2010 09:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are the "Sports" seats worth it?
Replies: 35
Views: 1722

Had the standard seats in the 1.9 and now sports seats in the 2.8. Not really a huge difference between them, I'm relatively slim and I don't feel that side support in the sports seats is particularly great, I think the Z3 seats were rather built with.. "wider" people in mind :D But they are very co...
by komis
Sat 10 Oct, 2009 18:04
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: V 1 Lan
Replies: 1
Views: 474

V 1 Lan

Gorgeous blue shiny Z3 turning right just off Blytheswood square in Glasgow this afternoon, reg. VxxxLAN, was that you V1LAN?? I was on foot going up the hill :D
by komis
Thu 08 Oct, 2009 21:45
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal
Replies: 661
Views: 168100

Brilliant car mate, but you need to drive it more often, your discs are getting rusty lol :D

Really enjoyed reading your thread :)
by komis
Fri 21 Aug, 2009 14:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's wrong with Falkens
Replies: 36
Views: 2552

Swapped from Dunlops to FK452s (full set from Camskill for ~£300), only done about 150 miles so far but they feel excellent, really transformed the car.

+1 for Falken then!
by komis
Fri 21 Aug, 2009 13:59
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: show us your keyrings!
Replies: 58
Views: 3732

Mine :D
by komis
Sun 09 Aug, 2009 14:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: weight of Z3 bonnet????? help
Replies: 3
Views: 472

:shock: Well a quick search on google reveals a CF replacement hood for $2,500 . They claim a weight saving of 55 lbs over the original part, so that's what, a zero weight bonnet they make???? One of the two is wrong obviously... but even if it truly was 30kg for the original bonnet, maybe investing...
by komis
Fri 07 Aug, 2009 16:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Extended leather problem
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Thanks guys, Carer, your problems look very similar to mine actually... rats!

I wouldn't think the leather would shrink any further so I guess I'll soak it in leather care and see what happens...

Cheers :)
by komis
Wed 05 Aug, 2009 20:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Extended leather problem
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Extended leather problem

Guys, I need some advice. My Z3 has the extended leather option, which means a leather-covered instrument binnacle. I've noticed that the leather in covering this part seems to somehow have shrunk (!) upwards about 1 cm from the base of the binnacle, where it seems to have originally been "tucked in...
by komis
Thu 11 Jun, 2009 22:05
Forum: Computer help
Topic: Mac
Replies: 56
Views: 10897

I run a PC at home (vista) and a macbook pro in the office. My PC has never had an infection and the hardware is hand-picked for quality so has given me very little trouble over the years I've had it. I can't say I've been displeased with it. It still does my head in occasionally, but post-XP, micro...