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by Deano1712
Sat 02 Jan, 2016 20:16
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 80774

Z3M V8 Conversion

Happy new year everyone [emoji3] A few of you will know the car has had a small coolant leak for a while, getting worse in 2015. On Pingu's run last year it got me worried and I didn't drive the car much after for fear of coolant loss and overheating. The leak was coming out of the bottom of the bel...
by Deano1712
Sun 20 Dec, 2015 22:55
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Sad news - JR
Replies: 15
Views: 2610

Re: Sad news - JR

Shocked to hear this. So sad. RIP John. I spent an hour with him at a meet in August. I had no idea he had been ill. He will be greatly missed. An interesting and entertaining man. How cruel this life can be :-(
by Deano1712
Sat 12 Dec, 2015 22:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Advice needed on replacing petrol tank straps.
Replies: 10
Views: 1175

Re: Advice needed on replacing petrol tank straps.

Had a look today. You need to drop the rear subframe. The straps bolt towards the rear of the tank and need to be lowered /hinged forwards. At the front of the fuel tank the straps hook into a bracket. Fuel tank stays put but subframe needs to be removed.
by Deano1712
Fri 11 Dec, 2015 04:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Advice needed on replacing petrol tank straps.
Replies: 10
Views: 1175

Re: Advice needed on replacing petrol tank straps.

I have replaced the straps without dropping the tank. My car is up on stands now so will take a look this weekend to see how accessible they are. It was several years ago when I did it.
by Deano1712
Sun 06 Dec, 2015 20:18
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: My poorly zed
Replies: 8
Views: 1393

Re: My poorly zed

Engine is coming out to find and fix a coolant leak, plus give it a good check for snags. Its harder getting the v8 out comparted to the standard engine. A lot harder :-(
by Deano1712
Sun 06 Dec, 2015 19:34
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: My poorly zed
Replies: 8
Views: 1393

My poorly zed

Anybody else thinking driving the zed is a long long way away? Many months before my car is off SORN, and its half in pieces so lots of work to do :-( Fed up :-( http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g433/deano1712/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0170_zpsbddozw8q.jpg http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g433/dean...
by Deano1712
Sat 21 Nov, 2015 14:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I cant get in ... help !
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: I cant get in ... help !

Try pushing the door hard and lift the handle. If the belt is trapped its going to be pushing the door outwards against the lock. You need to counter that force.
by Deano1712
Fri 13 Nov, 2015 18:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone else SORN for winter?
Replies: 13
Views: 1314

Re: Anyone else SORN for winter?

Mines been SORN for a few months. Just started working on it today. Engine is coming out. Will be doing a few hrs here and there, no rush. Damn cold in rhe garage :-(
by Deano1712
Fri 06 Nov, 2015 03:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Torque Figure
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Torque Figure

What size thread is it?
by Deano1712
Thu 05 Nov, 2015 21:31
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: UK Road Challenge (2015) w/ Videos
Replies: 40
Views: 6452

Re: UK Road Challenge (2015)

Oh and I got 23 mpg all week :-) On the motorway run the refill cost less than pingu paid. The v8 used a little bit more than the 3.2 but low octane is cheaper.
by Deano1712
Thu 05 Nov, 2015 21:29
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: UK Road Challenge (2015) w/ Videos
Replies: 40
Views: 6452

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.
by Deano1712
Thu 05 Nov, 2015 12:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220766

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

They are exclusive and gorgeous :-)

Here is mine
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by Deano1712
Wed 04 Nov, 2015 21:50
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: UK Road Challenge (2015) w/ Videos
Replies: 40
Views: 6452

Re: UK Road Challenge (2015)

With nutcase now arranging the next trip I realise I didn't write up the experience from 2015. In summary it was an amazing trip. Great roads, scenery and a lot of laughs. The best drive I have ever done was the overnight trip across the top of the land from Shiegra. 160 mins of driving, two other c...
by Deano1712
Wed 04 Nov, 2015 20:22
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 8016

Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

I will be there. So long as i can fix the car from this years run :-S
See if an overnight stop at my house would work.
by Deano1712
Fri 30 Oct, 2015 05:49
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: What's the next driving challenge?
Replies: 20
Views: 2678

Re: What's the next driving challenge?

It looks good. Go for it. :-)
by Deano1712
Thu 29 Oct, 2015 22:54
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: What's the next driving challenge?
Replies: 20
Views: 2678

Re: What's the next driving challenge?

You won't find DTEC on google. I made it up :-) DTEC GB looks doable! The Wales route would be a good run.
by Deano1712
Thu 29 Oct, 2015 04:50
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: What's the next driving challenge?
Replies: 20
Views: 2678

Re: What's the next driving challenge?

pingu wrote:
Deano1712 wrote:JOGLE no motorways or A roads (or minimum)

DTEC
What's DTEC?
Drive through every county, as Gazza suggested. How many miles? 2500?
by Deano1712
Wed 28 Oct, 2015 19:40
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: What's the next driving challenge?
Replies: 20
Views: 2678

Re: What's the next driving challenge?

JOGLE no motorways or A roads (or minimum)

DTEC
by Deano1712
Wed 28 Oct, 2015 19:35
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: What's the next driving challenge?
Replies: 20
Views: 2678

Re: What's the next driving challenge?

Lunatic.

Count me in. Will get thinking. Scotland has to feature in it.
by Deano1712
Mon 17 Aug, 2015 21:30
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Newbie from Scotland
Replies: 13
Views: 1902

Re: Newbie from Scotland

We are having a Scottish meet next year. ;-) Need to do that Sheigra run again :-)

Welcome to the forum and zed ownership!!
by Deano1712
Wed 12 Aug, 2015 22:09
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Which way are your discs fitted?
Replies: 26
Views: 2343

Re: Which way are your discs fitted?

B is the right way. Air gets pumped radially outwards.
by Deano1712
Sat 08 Aug, 2015 05:53
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Midland meet 16-08-15
Replies: 75
Views: 9800

Re: Midland meet 16-08-15

Can you add me to the list please? Car is Z3 V8.
by Deano1712
Fri 26 Jun, 2015 06:41
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: UK Road Challenge (2015) w/ Videos
Replies: 40
Views: 6452

Re: UK Road Challenge (2015)

Fantastic driving and scenery. The sleep was surprisingly good too! The rain and wind have caught up with us now :-(
Here we are waking up at Duncansby Head.
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by Deano1712
Wed 24 Jun, 2015 21:26
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: UK Road Challenge (2015) w/ Videos
Replies: 40
Views: 6452

Re: UK Road Challenge (2015)

Good day today. 600 miles driven, with a run through chedar gorge, and the off the motorway Cumbria and northwards. Some great roads there. The v8 is running well...just a lil coolant leak and a temperamental starter motor to keep me on my toes :-S
by Deano1712
Tue 23 Jun, 2015 20:58
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: UK Road Challenge (2015) w/ Videos
Replies: 40
Views: 6452

Re: UK Road Challenge (2015)

Were are off! Lovely weather today, but wont last all week!
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by Deano1712
Tue 16 Jun, 2015 03:00
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Zedfest weekend Yorkshire - Cancelled
Replies: 39
Views: 10153

Re: Zedfest weekend Yorkshire - Cancelled

17 registered provisional interest, but after hotel was confirmed only one booked it by end April. Event didnt gain momentum.
by Deano1712
Mon 08 Jun, 2015 22:11
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Which primer......?
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Re: Which primer......?

Better option is exopy primer, more stable and doesn't shrink. Rough up the steel before spraying. That will stick better than 1k.
by Deano1712
Mon 08 Jun, 2015 19:41
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Which primer......?
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Re: Which primer......?

Etch primer first on bare metal, otherwise the primer wont stick to it.
by Deano1712
Fri 15 May, 2015 16:48
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Doncaster show 12th July
Replies: 19
Views: 2569

Re: Doncaster show 12th July

Sounds good put me down for it.
by Deano1712
Sun 10 May, 2015 19:35
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Zedfest weekend Yorkshire - Cancelled
Replies: 39
Views: 10153

Re: Zedfest weekend Yorkshire - Cancelled

Event is now cancelled due to lack of interest/bookings.
by Deano1712
Sat 25 Apr, 2015 19:20
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Zedfest weekend Yorkshire - Cancelled
Replies: 39
Views: 10153

Re: Zedfest weekend Yorkshire 19-21st June 2015

This thread has gone quiet...if anyone has actually booked the hotel can you let me know? If people don't fancy a full weekend maybe we can do a one-day event.
by Deano1712
Sat 18 Apr, 2015 21:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Ac Schnitzer roll hoop bargain
Replies: 16
Views: 1944

Re: Ac Schnitzer roll hoop bargain

Yes, damn. Good price too.
by Deano1712
Sun 12 Apr, 2015 10:19
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: How much for a good full respray?
Replies: 19
Views: 2431

Re: How much for a good full respray?

Thanks for the comments guys. Price seems normal then for a good job. Just need to decide whether I want to spend the cash now, or later in the year when its off the road.
by Deano1712
Fri 10 Apr, 2015 23:24
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: How much for a good full respray?
Replies: 19
Views: 2431

Re: How much for a good full respray?

Cheers Dino. Was that price inc VAT? With the extra panels maybe would be nearer 3?
by Deano1712
Fri 10 Apr, 2015 21:10
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: How much for a good full respray?
Replies: 19
Views: 2431

How much for a good full respray?

I'm in the market for a top quality job doing on the motor to finish it off. Had some panels re-sprayed over the winter by a local shop (including the hamann top) and he had made a poor job of it. I have been to a very good spray shop today who seem very capable (place full of expensive cars) and ex...
by Deano1712
Fri 03 Apr, 2015 16:40
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Malton big breakfast
Replies: 11
Views: 1701

Re: Malton big breakfast

I will be going if its dry. Meet you guys in Pocklington?
by Deano1712
Wed 01 Apr, 2015 00:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS: Rare Rondell 0021 Alloy Wheels Z3m Fitment
Replies: 12
Views: 2284

Re: FS: Rare Rondell 0021 Alloy Wheels Z3m Fitment

Wonder if they would fit over my brakes?
by Deano1712
Mon 30 Mar, 2015 14:45
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Malton big breakfast
Replies: 11
Views: 1701

Re: Malton big breakfast

May come along to this if the weather is ok. What time is the convoy?
by Deano1712
Sun 22 Mar, 2015 12:26
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Zedfest weekend Yorkshire - Cancelled
Replies: 39
Views: 10153

Re: Zedfest weekend Yorkshire 19-21st June 2015

Pardon my stupidity but I assume the drives will be on the sat and sun (20&21) so the Friday is just an optional stay over? We are up for both days, just not sure about 2 nights babysitters.... Yes that's right. Depends on how far people are travelling. We will meet 9am Saturday to get going so if ...
by Deano1712
Sun 22 Mar, 2015 11:10
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Zedfest weekend Yorkshire - Cancelled
Replies: 39
Views: 10153

Re: Zedfest weekend Yorkshire 19-21st June 2015

I have updated the main post above. We have a hotel chosen now so you all need to book directly here http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-8328-mercure-wetherby-hotel/index.shtml There are loads of rooms available and they are £70 per night. When you have booked please let me or Maurice know by PM. We...
by Deano1712
Thu 19 Mar, 2015 21:38
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Newby Hall - Sunday 10 May 2015
Replies: 60
Views: 10207

Re: Newby Hall - Sunday 10 May 2015

Put me down for this. See you in Sherburn.
by Deano1712
Thu 19 Mar, 2015 21:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220766

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

New clutches turned up today for forthcoming diff 4-clutch upgrade.
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by Deano1712
Sun 01 Mar, 2015 19:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Brake Upgrade - Help Required
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: Brake Upgrade - Help Required

You can easily get too much front bias with a brake upgrade. You can fit the /M master cylinder as a direct swap. This drops the front pressure since diameter is 25.4mm. If this still leaves you too much front bias it may be possible to fit the rear /M caliper (or another BMW caliper with a bigger b...
by Deano1712
Sun 22 Feb, 2015 05:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: OEM AIR FILTER ELEMENTS vs "OILY" K&N TYPE FILTERS.
Replies: 19
Views: 1478

Re: OEM AIR FILTER ELEMENTS vs "OILY" K&N TYPE FILTERS.

The stuff in the intake may be baked on oil from the breather. If so its normal. I have a catch can in my motor to collect the oil. A drawback of injesting oil is that it lowers the fuel octane. Catch cans are fitted to mitigate this. It surprises me how much oil is stopped by the catch can.
by Deano1712
Sat 14 Feb, 2015 18:14
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Zedfest weekend Yorkshire - Cancelled
Replies: 39
Views: 10153

Re: Zedfest weekend Yorkshire 19-21st June 2015

Yes maybe this is where the help kicks in ;-)
by Deano1712
Sat 14 Feb, 2015 17:33
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Zedfest weekend Yorkshire - Cancelled
Replies: 39
Views: 10153

Re: Zedfest weekend Yorkshire 19-21st June 2015

2-nights but people can just do one if they want.
by Deano1712
Sat 14 Feb, 2015 11:29
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Zedfest weekend Yorkshire - Cancelled
Replies: 39
Views: 10153

Zedfest weekend Yorkshire - Cancelled

We are planning a weekend meeting this year in Yorkshire. This follows interest in the roads of this fine county generated by the Le Tour last year, discussed in this thread: http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=41168&p=392001#p392001 We are staying in a hotel in Wetherby - Mercure Wet...
by Deano1712
Thu 12 Feb, 2015 07:22
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Zedfest w/e in Yorkshire next year??
Replies: 46
Views: 5722

Re: Zedfest w/e in Yorkshire next year??

I was going to start a new thread for the event but hesitated after just one response on the date suggestion. If more people indicate they are up for 19th to 21st June then I'm happy to help organise it.
by Deano1712
Mon 09 Feb, 2015 12:13
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Zedfest w/e in Yorkshire next year??
Replies: 46
Views: 5722

Re: Zedfest w/e in Yorkshire next year??

Can we make it weekend 20th and 21st? Meet Friday 19th. The week after is pingu's lunatic trip which would rule a few of us out for the last weekend.
by Deano1712
Sun 08 Feb, 2015 06:35
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Lightweight flywheel & shift pins - w/ Feedback + Video
Replies: 48
Views: 5877

Re: Lightweight flywheel & shift pins

Suggest you should check driveline alignment. Is gearbox mount fitted correctly?