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by Dino D
Wed 08 Apr, 2015 20:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220388

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Dinan wrote:Fitted coilovers,done some camber at the front,new wheels and tyres and tracking today....ready to go....
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Are you back from your drive yet?
We waiting on those wheel details over here!!!
by Dino D
Wed 08 Apr, 2015 10:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 body kits, skirts, spoilers pics request..
Replies: 24
Views: 6602

Re: Z3 body kits, skirts, spoilers pics request..

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa378/hiltonfa/IMAG0215.jpg Front spoiler by rieger http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa378/hiltonfa/IMAG0217.jpg Rear carbon fiber spoiler Sorry not the best pics, taken with my phone in very gloomy weather. Really like the rear treatment. So good on a silver ...
by Dino D
Mon 06 Apr, 2015 08:49
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12438

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 Z3 blog

Looks very nice. Which splitter is that? Looks a flexible type? And what part of the country are you in that let's you run the car that low, I've raised mine a bit now as our council has gotten speed hump crazy - the replaced those rubber square type humps with cheap copies made of Tarmac but made t...
by Dino D
Sat 04 Apr, 2015 18:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.0l 2000 Z3 Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2317

Re: 2.0l 2000 Z3 Questions

I don't believe there was anything there as standard, maybe that is where an old 'car phone' cradle lived?

Could also bee fittings for the armrest/cup holder but I'm not sure how the mount up.
by Dino D
Sun 29 Mar, 2015 23:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: wheel merchant comes unstuck?
Replies: 14
Views: 1242

Re: wheel merchant comes unstuck?

^thats an //M (and brand new).
The OP has a used 3.0...
Not a really fair comparison!
by Dino D
Sun 29 Mar, 2015 17:19
Forum: Performance
Topic: Z3 Strut braces
Replies: 37
Views: 10529

Re: Z3 Strut braces

Trilogy...yes good marketing! I'd first spend that grand on suspension and bushes before any braces! No point stiffening up a chassis riding on squishy bushes and suspension! You've probably read it already but the rear brace is more useful as a spark generator on our UK roads if you plan on lowerin...
by Dino D
Sun 29 Mar, 2015 15:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: wheel merchant comes unstuck?
Replies: 14
Views: 1242

Re: wheel merchant comes unstuck?

Where are the pics of the new wheels?!!
by Dino D
Sun 29 Mar, 2015 10:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: wheel merchant comes unstuck?
Replies: 14
Views: 1242

wheel merchant comes unstuck?

^ I have to echo the importance if bushes, especially the rear beam bush. I'm my experience most mechanics don't know these cars that well enough to know that even what looks like a little play has a big impact on the 'steer from the rear' effect that worn rear beam bushes causes. Dampers and spring...
by Dino D
Fri 27 Mar, 2015 22:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220388

What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

^what wheels are those?
More pics please!
Looks really good.
by Dino D
Sun 15 Mar, 2015 22:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: LIST YOUR REAR END HERE...
Replies: 19
Views: 3080

Re: LIST YOUR REAR END HERE...

Diff mount bush.
Worn out with excessive play so bolt rattling as it moved around .
by Dino D
Sun 15 Mar, 2015 22:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Annoying rattle from the rear
Replies: 32
Views: 4136

Re: Annoying rattle from the rear

Just to update that my rattle was the diff mount bush, totally worn out so the bolt was rattling around.
by Dino D
Sun 15 Mar, 2015 21:18
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: F.S z3m rear bumper
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: F.S z3m rear bumper

Hi, where is this based?
Is the tow eye cover and numberplate light fitting present?
by Dino D
Fri 13 Mar, 2015 17:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mazda MX5 OR BMW Z3? Your views guys...
Replies: 82
Views: 15099

Re: Mazda MX5 OR BMW Z3? Your views guys...

The good thing about the Z is that you can improve it to your tastes. The standard car is too laid back for me hence I have fully adjustable coilovers and stiffer bushes and a great sounding exhaust. Now I have the handling I want with the engine I love. With an MX5 you can do all of that but you st...
by Dino D
Thu 12 Mar, 2015 17:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220388

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

^ that's a good price but they are not original style if that's what you need.
by Dino D
Thu 12 Mar, 2015 14:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat occupancy sensor
Replies: 7
Views: 995

Re: Seat occupancy sensor

I'm not sure but if you have any issues you can get a bypass plug from eBay that will ensure the airbag works all the time...
by Dino D
Sun 08 Mar, 2015 15:53
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: MTec drilled and grooved discs
Replies: 6
Views: 656

Re: MTec drilled and grooved discs

Small world, I'm on St Augustine's too..
The one I see is a standard 2.8 prefacelift but definitely Montreal Blue.
I've never seen Topaz Blue prefacelift before.
I also had a Topaz Blue facelift 2.2 but not for long back in 2013...
Blue Z's are getting common around here!
by Dino D
Sun 08 Mar, 2015 11:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: NON M GEARSHIFT SURROUND UPDATE
Replies: 21
Views: 2341

Re: NON M GEARSHIFT SURROUND UPDATE

That German one better be made of titanium scavenged from the space shuttle or something for 119 euro!!
by Dino D
Sun 08 Mar, 2015 11:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: MTec drilled and grooved discs
Replies: 6
Views: 656

MTec drilled and grooved discs

Mines also Montreal Blue (the dark blue) pre facelift with a few changes cosmetically and under the skin...in my profile there should be some pics. The only other Montreal Blue 2.8 I've noticed lives on the St Augustine's estate in Chartham, usually only notice it on the weekend when the sun is out ...
by Dino D
Sat 07 Mar, 2015 22:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: stubborn rear screen
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: stubborn rear screen

I get this on my screen after the car has stood for long time with hood up - the screen 'forgets' it's fold and needs some help.

Probably needs more roof down time to make a longer lasting fold in the material..
by Dino D
Sat 07 Mar, 2015 19:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: tick tick
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: tick tick

I believe the hydraulic lifters on the 6cul can be noisy until oil is fully circulating around them.
I've heard one at a track day make a big racket after some heavy cornering but the guy said it'll go away in a few minutes and it did.
That was a 2.8 but I assume pretty similar to the 2.2 you have.
by Dino D
Sat 07 Mar, 2015 18:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 hardtop removal
Replies: 7
Views: 829

Re: z3 hardtop removal

You should be fine but they key thing to watch out for are the spikes on each rear corner, keep them clear of the body work!
by Dino D
Sat 07 Mar, 2015 16:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: MTec drilled and grooved discs
Replies: 6
Views: 656

Re: MTec drilled and grooved discs

Just bought a set I Brembo discs front and rear 2 weeks ago...would have had these otherwise...and I'm the Canterbury area!
What does your Z look like, must have seen if about.
by Dino D
Wed 04 Mar, 2015 23:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What to look for ? (viewing Z3 tomorrow)
Replies: 13
Views: 866

Re: What to look for ? (viewing Z3 tomorrow)

Just a comment regarding the roof I believe all 6cyls had a power roof and it's probably just been disconnected. The auto roof on these is quicker than manually closing and is very, very simple indeed. The beauty of it is if the auto roof has an issue you simply turn a tap on the hydraulic tank (lef...
by Dino D
Fri 27 Feb, 2015 18:36
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rear muffler delete on 2.8 m52b28tu
Replies: 23
Views: 2828

Re: Rear muffler delete on 2.8 m52b28tu

Another question, can it be held open in variable positions or is it fully open/closed?
Just thinking would it be possible to tailor how loud you want it by adjusting the opening on the fly.
by Dino D
Fri 27 Feb, 2015 18:23
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rear muffler delete on 2.8 m52b28tu
Replies: 23
Views: 2828

Re: Rear muffler delete on 2.8 m52b28tu

What is the other design you refer to wassell? How does the car drive when you bypass the backbox? Could you make a video of how loud the hiss and rattle is? I'm hopefully going to have a rattle free rear end soon as many bushes and bits get replaced by Lee so don't want to have new rattles! Even th...
by Dino D
Wed 25 Feb, 2015 00:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW Z3 race car
Replies: 25
Views: 2779

BMW Z3 race car

Coilovers - went for the BC racing RM set as they have inverted dampers and a pillowball top mount for lots of adjustment. I don't have a huge budget so wanted something decent that didn't cost a fortune, seemed like the best option. Interesting, I have a set of the BC Racing RA waiting to go on th...
by Dino D
Tue 24 Feb, 2015 16:07
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: RESEARCH - COMMENTS AND ASSISTANCE...
Replies: 7
Views: 1316

RESEARCH - COMMENTS AND ASSISTANCE...

Can you make it work of a usb lead like a phone?
Easy and cheap to source any length then..
by Dino D
Tue 24 Feb, 2015 16:03
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rear muffler delete on 2.8 m52b28tu
Replies: 23
Views: 2828

Re: Rear muffler delete on 2.8 m52b28tu

Cheers :) Its decat and straight through with just the small resonator. Its a sneaky system as ive fitted an electronic valve to open/close the straight through section. So when i flick the switch the gasses flow through the stock exhaust and its quiet, open the valve and they dump out just before ...
by Dino D
Mon 23 Feb, 2015 22:35
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rear muffler delete on 2.8 m52b28tu
Replies: 23
Views: 2828

Re: Rear muffler delete on 2.8 m52b28tu

Awesome looking car you have and I love the sound, very TVR like (so great for weekends but weekday mmmmm....)

Is that straight through from the cat back - ie no silencer or resonator?
by Dino D
Sun 22 Feb, 2015 21:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED STYLE 18 (5 SPOKE) ALLOYS
Replies: 14
Views: 947

Re: WANTED STYLE 18 (5 SPOKE) ALLOYS

Sorry for the thread hijack but here you go: http://www.beyernwheels.com/bmw_wheels_beyern_typemulti.php The rear dish does collect stones and cracks the lawyer so after 25k miles the need a refurb, I'll look into a more durable finish for the lips and maybe not so shiny, they look good when lightly...
by Dino D
Sun 22 Feb, 2015 21:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED STYLE 18 (5 SPOKE) ALLOYS
Replies: 14
Views: 947

Re: WANTED STYLE 18 (5 SPOKE) ALLOYS

They are Beyern Multis. I believe you can get them with black centers. They are made in BMW fitment so no spacers needed. Not a common wheel on a Z, not seen another wide body with these in staggered fitment anywhere. Has to be staggered in my opinion, it's all about the dish for me on these cars.. ...
by Dino D
Sun 22 Feb, 2015 20:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED STYLE 18 (5 SPOKE) ALLOYS
Replies: 14
Views: 947

Re: WANTED STYLE 18 (5 SPOKE) ALLOYS

I guess it's all relative but after these: http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o759/Dino_DD/Mobile%20Uploads/E1B5CDB3-9369-4BC0-9CD1-B879A6C4D419_zpsbfuismog.jpg http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o759/Dino_DD/Mobile%20Uploads/EE8D1699-D399-4933-B7C3-88688526E487_zpsmye8orh2.jpg .....these are easy...
by Dino D
Wed 18 Feb, 2015 17:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wow...how low can you go!
Replies: 16
Views: 1476

Wow...how low can you go!

I thought hydraulic suspension is a really old idea that came standard on really old Citreons?
by Dino D
Sun 15 Feb, 2015 15:15
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rear muffler delete on 2.8 m52b28tu
Replies: 23
Views: 2828

Re: Rear muffler delete on 2.8 m52b28tu

I like it but it's going to be loud.
These videos can't capture just how loud it is in real life...
You can easily reverse it though...
I would like one that I could easily switch myself (remove the rear box when the mood takes me...)
by Dino D
Sat 14 Feb, 2015 09:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 1.8 gone wide, need help for wheels
Replies: 33
Views: 3760

Re: Z3 1.8 gone wide, need help for wheels

Looks lovely, a rare site in Athens. Don't remember seeing many when I lived there.

It's a pity about the silly car tax rules there otherwise would just send you a 2.8...

Although a 1.9 must be plenty of fun sliding about on the shiny tarmac there, especially with snowy weather now...
by Dino D
Fri 13 Feb, 2015 16:33
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB - Z3 3.0i - Anyone fancy selling?
Replies: 37
Views: 5419

Re: WTB - Z3 3.0i - Anyone fancy selling?

The Alpina is special thing indeed. They do shift too.
The Z4M was a step back in 'specialness' and one of the most subdued looking M's.
Would need some work to make it 'special' looking in my opinion. No doubt it's a great driven though...
But I'd still take a Z3M just for the classic looks..
by Dino D
Fri 13 Feb, 2015 16:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW Z3 race car
Replies: 25
Views: 2779

Re: BMW Z3 race car

Based on Brian's comments above I may well be selling on my brand new set and fitting the Blue pads! There's a Marshal in the company who offers very good deals to other Marshals so got the deal through him. I just bought a set of rears today but am interested in the fronts for a reasonable price, ...
by Dino D
Tue 10 Feb, 2015 22:34
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Wheels Wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Z3M Wheels Wanted

Spurs in a Coupe fan ran Z3M wheels on his 2.8 coupe which I believe is identical to the roadster in terms of wing width and axle.
It's was a red one with whit M wheels, you'll see pics of it about here.
I'm sure he'll be along to confirm.
by Dino D
Tue 10 Feb, 2015 22:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW Z3 race car
Replies: 25
Views: 2779

Re: BMW Z3 race car

Can I ask where you get a good deal on the yellow EBC?

I run yellows and mine and love them but don't track it.
They've lasted 30k road miles but if I can get a good price I'll keep them until needed, they are quite a bit more than 'regular' pads.
by Dino D
Mon 09 Feb, 2015 21:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD:Door card arm rests - M tri stitching
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: SOLD:Door card arm rests - M tri stitching

Fitted these today and had a long motorway drive, what a great little add on and improvement to comfort
Very pillowy and comfy.
Thanks to Southernboy for making them and thank to Orinocco for fast despatch as always!
by Dino D
Sun 08 Feb, 2015 20:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3's in "unusual" places
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Z3's in "unusual" places

Edinburgh (from where I bought mine).
Really didn't expect to find one up there...!
Back in the tropical south east now!

And on this snowy road here in Kent last week:
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by Dino D
Sun 08 Feb, 2015 10:13
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Had a Z3 and now thinking about a Z4
Replies: 61
Views: 15447

Re: Had a Z3 and now thinking about a Z4

We are thinking about combining both our cars (a Z3 3.0 and the OH's Mini) as I have a company car for daily use anyway and the other two cars do a very low mileage and I'm hardly using my Z3 anyway. However, one important criteria is that this car will be left at the train station some week days s...
by Dino D
Sun 08 Feb, 2015 10:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: WHEN IN SPAIN.....
Replies: 10
Views: 629

Re: WHEN IN SPAIN.....

On my iphone via tapatalk the last photo is upside down...must be an apple thing...

I just put it down to the Southerness of Southernboy affecting the perspective.


Or the Eskom power cuts messing with his internet!
by Dino D
Wed 04 Feb, 2015 14:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD:Door card arm rests - M tri stitching
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: FS:Door card arm rests - M tri stitching

Hi James,
I've sent you a pm
by Dino D
Fri 30 Jan, 2015 17:31
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 80619

Re: Z3M V8 Conversion

Looks great! Even lower and wider.
Seems strangely unfinished without them.
by Dino D
Thu 29 Jan, 2015 15:53
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 80619

Re: Z3M V8 Conversion

Deano1712 wrote:Haha thanks for the comments. You are right the car suits the v8 well. Here is me stuck in a convoy, but you get a feel for it.
GOPR0007: http://youtu.be/s0FnFcUVwwk
Thanks for that, please feel free to post more but it's giving serious V8 envy!
by Dino D
Wed 28 Jan, 2015 16:33
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 80619

Re: Z3M V8 Conversion

A Bentley engine in a Z3...now that's quite a change from 'screaming 6'. It must make all it's torque from just over idle... would be fun see to how little revs you need to sustain a slide!

You welcome to test fit it into mine when I come over.
Might have to reinforce the diff mounts a tiny bit...
by Dino D
Wed 28 Jan, 2015 13:15
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 80619

Re: Z3M V8 Conversion

I have read this thread so many times, the envy i feel is unreal. One day in the future i may have to follow in your foot steps. Top work! Lee Got to agree. For me a Z seems ideally suited to a V8. Lovely rumble that you wouldn't expect from a small roadster and effortless torque to exploit on dema...
by Dino D
Tue 27 Jan, 2015 18:20
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Selling my other motor (not the Z) - CAR SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: Selling my other motor (not the Z) - CAR SOLD

You have a very nice employer!
After hearing an A45 and a 335i with aftermarket exhaust something tells me you'll miss the Alpina but the A45 looks a riot to drive on UK roads. It's super loud and pops and bangs in a very un-merc like fashion!
by Dino D
Mon 26 Jan, 2015 15:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spray or Wrap
Replies: 16
Views: 1471

Re: Spray or Wrap

I need a front end spray and sills and am toying with the idea of a wrap but love the Montreal blue shade of my car..
If I had it my way I'd fully respray in original colour and wrap for a colour change just for fun!