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by stu
Sun 27 Dec, 2015 18:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD.......293 hp supercharged 2.8 for £5000
Replies: 25
Views: 4056

Re: SOLD.......293 hp supercharged 2.8 for £5000

I agree Stu, It's not perfect, but it was already on the car so can't complain. Its definitely effective at what it does though, and it's nice to know there is plenty of head room to take things further. I'm prepping the car for track use and it's nice to know the next stage is only a metal headgas...
by stu
Tue 22 Dec, 2015 09:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Zed cruise & meet with "Just Jane" Sunday 3rd July 2016
Replies: 88
Views: 10168

Re: Zed cruise & meet with "Just Jane" Sunday 3rd July 2016

Looks fun and might be a good chance to get our 6 year old out for an interesting trip! A definite maybe.
by stu
Tue 22 Dec, 2015 09:34
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Sad news - JR
Replies: 15
Views: 2473

Re: Sad news - JR

Very sad news.

We have lost a top bloke, a hugely enthusiastic Zedder/driver, always massive fun and as humble as they come.

Rest In Peace John.

Condolences to Jean, family and friends.
by stu
Tue 15 Dec, 2015 14:29
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCC Track Day List 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 5756

Re: BMWCC Track Day List 2016

Hope to make some of these!
by stu
Tue 15 Dec, 2015 14:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD.......293 hp supercharged 2.8 for £5000
Replies: 25
Views: 4056

Re: SOLD.......293 hp supercharged 2.8 for £5000

Unlikely to be a vanos issue, more likely I'd have through some dodgy reading from a sensor causing the mis-fuelling? Is it definitely showing no errors on the Engine Management system? FYI, not all errors show a light, so could still be a number of factors. Also, I had an issue with the rubber bell...
by stu
Tue 10 Nov, 2015 10:02
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: UK Road Challenge (2015) w/ Videos
Replies: 40
Views: 6230

Re: UK Road Challenge (2015)

Hey Stu. Whats the front bottom?? Pingu had the fuel stops well planned out. I had 15litres in the boot and only used it once or twice. There is a 24-hr unmanned station at Durness which was a blessing. Front Bottom = nickname for a Porsche http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a296/StuB_Yorks/New%20To...
by stu
Thu 05 Nov, 2015 13:52
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: UK Road Challenge (2015) w/ Videos
Replies: 40
Views: 6230

Re: UK Road Challenge (2015)

Awesome road trip & great write up too.

How did you manage for Fuel Stops in the V8 XLS? I was up in the Hebrides in the Front Bottom last weekend and was a bit cautious of using the loud pedal too much just in case we ran short!
by stu
Wed 28 Oct, 2015 16:48
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: S54 engine
Replies: 8
Views: 2627

Re: S54 engine

I think the M engines benefits (like most) from frequent oil changes and good quality oil. VANOS is also an issue on various M engines.

I think if there was any gap in evidence of this, I'd walk away.

Any engine that has 100bhp/litre from normal aspiration is not lightly stressed.
by stu
Wed 28 Oct, 2015 16:43
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New E89 owner from Scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 1010

Re: New E89 owner from Scotland

These looks stunning and partciularly in white!

Congrats on the new car and welcome to ZRoadster.
by stu
Fri 16 Oct, 2015 16:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: NOW FOUND Fan shroud for 99 z3 2.8
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: WANTED Fan shroud for 99 z3 2.8

I might have a fan shroud in the loft, been doing nothing since our SC conversion in 2000. Ours is the M52-TU, but I think the rads/fans were all pretty similar. Will have a look next week (busy weekend planned). Where are you based? I'm near the top of the M18 (few of you will know where this is I'...
by stu
Thu 15 Oct, 2015 16:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New owner - Z3 2.8
Replies: 65
Views: 4789

Re: New owner - Z3 2.8

Tell me more about that lightweight you're slapping the M52 into. What running gear's it going to use? Brakes, steering, diff, suspension? I've always fancied a self built kit car, but always thinking the westfield/caterham variety, with a decent sized not overly tuned n/a mill in it (big fan of red...
by stu
Mon 12 Oct, 2015 17:22
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 2003 3.0i Sport Edition Roadster Individual
Replies: 42
Views: 6746

Re: New Beginnings...

Welcome back Chris!
by stu
Mon 12 Oct, 2015 17:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New owner - Z3 2.8
Replies: 65
Views: 4789

Re: New owner - Z3 2.8

Hi Nick Welcome to ZR. You must be fairly local if you know about/went to Blyton Park? I'm in Howden, East Yorks, so it's a nice run from here to there. I'd recommend you change the bushes in the back of the TCA's for E36 M3 Solid rubbers and you'll see an improvement in stability/less tramlining. A...
by stu
Thu 01 Oct, 2015 14:26
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Lunch Meet This Friday
Replies: 2
Views: 948

Re: Lunch Meet This Friday

Bit far from Yorkshire, otherwise it'd be a great excuse to have a nice run out in the sunny weather we're having!

Have fun.
by stu
Thu 01 Oct, 2015 14:25
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hello folks
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Re: Hello folks

Hi & Welcome to ZR.

What's the Cobra kit you're looking at?

You'll find the 2.8 Z3 very different to the Bora!
by stu
Sun 25 Jan, 2015 15:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1997 Z3 2.8 - Vibration under hard acceleration
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Re: 1997 Z3 2.8 - Vibration under hard acceleration

I thought the LSD had a problem on ours which has also had a vibration under load. LSD found to be ok so now looking at prop shaft bearing.
by stu
Sun 18 Jan, 2015 18:53
Forum: Performance
Topic: M52-TU exhAust wanted for old shape Z3
Replies: 0
Views: 433

M52-TU exhAust wanted for old shape Z3

Recommendations please for an upgrade.

Our baby is 15 & the zorst is now blowing.

Don't want anything too loud & laity, but do want good quality.

Ideas???
by stu
Sun 18 Jan, 2015 18:48
Forum: Performance
Topic: supercharger
Replies: 7
Views: 1683

Re: supercharger

There was a very detailed 1.9 conversion by Mark Norton, where he did an epic amount of work & didn't complete or sold on before it got out much. Our m52-the with ESS Vortech V2 is brilliant. It wasn't cheap, is similar to an M car (but totally Q) and is a keeper. For a car now, surely uneconomical....
by stu
Tue 20 May, 2014 20:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhaust & Diff advice
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Exhaust & Diff advice

Exhaust is now blowing and unlikely to get through MOT, so would like some recommendations for high quality aftermarket options???? Also, the LSD has had enough of doughnuts and burnouts after 13 years of supercharged abuse, so wondered if anyone can recommend and place to either get it fixed or for...
by stu
Tue 20 May, 2014 20:40
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 9th August 2014
Replies: 106
Views: 9194

Re: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 7th June

Will try and make this and bring Luca, who hopefully wont spew all over the car (like he did when I headed to the lakes a few months ago!!!!).
by stu
Tue 20 May, 2014 20:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot lid stuck
Replies: 22
Views: 3009

Re: Boot lid stuck

Alanandjudi, you both have PM. Hi from Sunny Howden BTW.
by stu
Tue 20 May, 2014 20:34
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Doncaster classic & bike show
Replies: 65
Views: 7838

Re: Doncaster classic & bike show

I'll try and make this as it's almost on my doorstep! Hope my diary permits.
by stu
Mon 28 Apr, 2014 19:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2002 S54 Pheonix Yellow M Roadster with hardtop
Replies: 15
Views: 1752

Re: 2002 S54 Pheonix Yellow M Roadster with hardtop

It was bought by a friend of mine who is a long standing forum member but has never posted. In fact now I come to think of it, I don’t even know what his forum name is! Some of you will have met him at the Northern meets; he has a lovely silver 3.0 Z3 manual. It’s for sale if anyone is interested. ...
by stu
Thu 27 Mar, 2014 13:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??
Replies: 25
Views: 2877

Re: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??

Had a similar problem last year, very slight exhaust leak, causing very slight fail, like yours. Very experienced MOT tested suggested, correctly, stuffing a sock in the tail pipe to increase back pressure = result!!! WIll be expecting a new centre section to the required this year, so might be time...
by stu
Wed 26 Mar, 2014 11:30
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2002 S54 Pheonix Yellow M Roadster with hardtop
Replies: 15
Views: 1752

Re: 2002 S54 Pheonix Yellow M Roadster with hardtop

Limited volumes for MR, with bespoke body already & highly regarded by some handling wise, so if it ain't broke???
by stu
Wed 26 Mar, 2014 11:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2002 S54 Pheonix Yellow M Roadster with hardtop
Replies: 15
Views: 1752

Re: 2002 S54 Pheonix Yellow M Roadster with hardtop

Did they facelift the M Roadster???

Neil was a very lovely bloke and sorely missed by many.
by stu
Wed 26 Mar, 2014 10:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2002 S54 Pheonix Yellow M Roadster with hardtop
Replies: 15
Views: 1752

2002 S54 Pheonix Yellow M Roadster with hardtop

Owned since 2004 by a passionate Z Roadster member, only for sale on behalf of his widow due to bereavement. Full BMW Service History, 95k miles with a NEW S54 fitted under warranty by BMW at 37k. S54 with full DSC, Strong Strut, Eisenmann Exhaust plus standard BMW exhaust system, Black Nappa interi...
by stu
Thu 27 Feb, 2014 10:10
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Anyone know of this one?
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: Anyone know of this one?

There was a very low mileage BG MR for sale a few years back down south. Think it had a hard top too. That's about all I recall.

Let us know if you take a look.
by stu
Thu 27 Feb, 2014 10:01
Forum: Performance
Topic: Eaton supercharger questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2119

Re: Eaton supercharger questions

As said by Vic, I think the scoring is not a good sign. The clearance between the tips of the rotors and the casing need to be very fine and scores on both suggest there's play in your bearings or something has run through the blower, like dirt/sand and has abraded the surfaces. Basically, the press...
by stu
Thu 13 Feb, 2014 14:50
Forum: BMW Car Club and Z Register
Topic: New Z Register chair
Replies: 10
Views: 2931

Re: New Z Register chair

Thanks Ian, well done matey & good luck to Alan.
by stu
Thu 13 Feb, 2014 14:49
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Pics of my recent purchase Z4M R
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: Pics of my recent purchase Z4M R

Interlagos, my fave MZ4 colour.
by stu
Tue 21 Jan, 2014 11:44
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Toyo proxes T1R
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Toyo proxes T1R

Had these & as said soft compound & fast wearing, but not that grippy either. I'm now on the Falkens recommended on here & they seem pretty decent, but I would still try the Goodyear as they suited the Z across a few generations of tyre with a compliant sidewall.
by stu
Wed 15 Jan, 2014 20:05
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Alpina Z1 RLE for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1451

Re: Alpina Z1 RLE for sale

Wow!
by stu
Wed 15 Jan, 2014 20:03
Forum: Performance
Topic: New to z3's
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: New to z3's

In theory, the E36 manifold should fit, but I'd suggest you measure the engine bay once the engine is in. Diff, no idea, but I'd have thought you need LSD with a blown as50, so 2.8 diff is better. Coil overs are a good idea as are body braces & bush upgrades. Do a search for boot floor/diff mount cr...
by stu
Sun 12 Jan, 2014 13:10
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Z3M White (Picture Heavy) Now Silver!!
Replies: 18
Views: 5061

Re: Z3M White (Picture Heavy)

Lovely in white.
by stu
Thu 17 Oct, 2013 14:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - z3 2.8 1998 air box
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Wanted - z3 2.8 1998 air box

Postage or someone to collect it!

Will check this weekend. Sorry for delay.
by stu
Fri 20 Sep, 2013 16:18
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Service area between Reims and Calais
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Service area between Reims and Calais

I think some were from off here, Alfie & Di, GarytheFish???
by stu
Fri 20 Sep, 2013 16:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - z3 2.8 1998 air box
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Wanted - z3 2.8 1998 air box

I think I have the airbox in the loft from our M52-TU. The cars build is Mar-99. Any good? We're in Yorkshire.
by stu
Sat 15 Jun, 2013 20:21
Forum: HotelZ
Topic: Looking for Hotel Grand St Bernard - Aosta
Replies: 4
Views: 7938

Re: Looking for Hotel Grand St Bernard - Aosta

Johansens guide is fab if pricey.
by stu
Mon 03 Jun, 2013 20:54
Forum: Performance
Topic: Dual Vanos
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Dual Vanos

Why do you think you're VANOS is on the way out then?
by stu
Mon 03 Jun, 2013 20:52
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: How long have you had your z3?
Replies: 31
Views: 1869

Re: How long have you had your z3?

12 years and 9 months today! Nice to see we're amongst a decent list of 'owned from new'. Didn't honestly thought many people hung onto their cars like we're planning on doing.
by stu
Mon 03 Jun, 2013 20:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: well went and done it 18's on now!
Replies: 40
Views: 928

Re: well went and done it 18's on now!

Works for me too.
by stu
Mon 03 Jun, 2013 18:33
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Congratulations
Replies: 14
Views: 1155

Re: Congratulations

Brilliant, congrats to you both.

Luca is now 3 1/2 & loves the 'sports car'.
by stu
Thu 23 May, 2013 10:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tackling the Handling
Replies: 35
Views: 1051

Re: Tackling the Handling

IMHO, the tramlining can be reduced by fitting the M3 E36 rear Control Arm bush (it's solid compared to the Z3's stock part hollow). My indie showed me years ago how easy it is to move the lower TCA by hand! Good tyres (suited to the car) and strutbrace also help. I don't think it's brand specific t...
by stu
Thu 23 May, 2013 10:48
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New Z Enthusiast! Manchester
Replies: 16
Views: 1679

Re: New Z Enthusiast! Manchester

Hi & Welcome.

Lovely colour.

Good luck with MOT work on the wrong side of the Pennines ;)
by stu
Wed 22 May, 2013 15:23
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: V Power Nitro Experiences
Replies: 13
Views: 1485

Re: V Power Nitro Experiences

Well I'm getting way more MPG and it runs lovely on the stuff. Apparently they've added more friction modifier additive, which explains it. I'd be surprised if it can improve real power though. I get minimum £5 per month off my Shell Drivers club and I pay for it with Santanders 123 card, so get ano...
by stu
Sat 18 May, 2013 19:42
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Modding an Alternative Take
Replies: 8
Views: 946

Re: Modding an Alternative Take

Live & let live for me.
by stu
Fri 17 May, 2013 13:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215484

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

4 new Falken 453's, 225/40ZR18 front and 255/35ZR18 rear. £500 fitted & nitrogen filled, all in from a local tyre dealer, not too bad I think.

See what they're like on the way home from work I guess.
by stu
Fri 17 May, 2013 13:52
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Sorry, I have defected !!
Replies: 11
Views: 1458

Re: Sorry, I have defected !!

Welcome to the world of the 'front bottom' Mark.
by stu
Thu 09 May, 2013 21:03
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 5th May
Replies: 85
Views: 13373

Re: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 5th May

Great to see all the Z's there and we had a great time, even though the Z had to stay at home (the 3 of us had to use the practical 4wd family car). :wink:

Any more pics of some of the other lovely metal there on the day?