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by Dino D
Sun 25 Jan, 2015 15:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spray or Wrap
Replies: 16
Views: 1471

Re: Spray or Wrap

This matte blue is also nice:
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by Dino D
Sun 25 Jan, 2015 15:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spray or Wrap
Replies: 16
Views: 1471

Re: Spray or Wrap

Found some pics of what looks like chrome estoril blue wraps...would look awesome on the curves of a z I reckon: http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o759/Dino_DD/Mobile%20Uploads/EA7B0AB6-694D-4CFE-BBBF-2C507766889A_zpsbav0tbzc.jpg http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o759/Dino_DD/Mobile%20Uploads/A1...
by Dino D
Sat 24 Jan, 2015 09:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water in boot
Replies: 88
Views: 14533

Re: Water in boot

Thanks for the feedback guys. You making me worried (!) but remember this solution is only to stop what was a small amount of water (the bulk was sorted by silicone). I after running one row of tape I thought I'd better do it properly and do a second row, it's a pain getting in there with roll hoops...
by Dino D
Sun 18 Jan, 2015 21:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water in boot
Replies: 88
Views: 14533

Re: Water in boot

http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o759/Dino_DD/Mobile%20Uploads/88A4E1EE-39A6-4BE3-ABA3-6256693CFC48_zps6y0wbs5m.jpg http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o759/Dino_DD/Mobile%20Uploads/F10EC88B-8F2F-4CBB-8CB3-F12FAC6D2B25_zpsacxmmbog.jpg http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o759/Dino_DD/Mobile%20Upl...
by Dino D
Sat 17 Jan, 2015 22:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Choice, Z3 3.0 or Z4 3.0
Replies: 31
Views: 2832

Re: Choice, Z3 3.0 or Z4 3.0

I would check out both for comfort and refinement if you doing 30k per year.. Not sure how much more refined the z4 is over the the z3 but when doing 30k per year it might make notable a difference... Don't forget about the 2.8 Z3, more plentiful and cheaper than the 3.0. I had a 330i on lpg too man...
by Dino D
Sun 11 Jan, 2015 21:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water in boot
Replies: 88
Views: 14533

Re: Water in boot

No not removed hood, just applied it inside the car where the hood meets the body (shown in my post further up). So there is butyl tape sealer running inside the car over the area where the hood seal frame and body join (including the the bolts). Should have said the tape is 10cm (100mm) wide not 10...
by Dino D
Sun 11 Jan, 2015 15:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water in boot
Replies: 88
Views: 14533

Re: Water in boot

Do you guys remove the outer rubber seal of the hood before applying the silicone and crack cure stuff? Initially I didn't but after reading that on here I did (I only put crack cure from the outside in). The silicone was done from inside the car only. I never did put in any from the outside in as ...
by Dino D
Sat 10 Jan, 2015 13:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD: Z3 Rear Subframe Bush Inserts
Replies: 9
Views: 1508

Re: SOLD: Z3 Rear Subframe Bush Inserts

I'm not an expert in these "compression" subframe bushes but would guess that for the inserts to work best, one has to start with OE bushes that are in good condition. Mine looked a bit ropey (build date May 1998). In my vicinity, I've found a couple of independent BMW specialists who have special ...
by Dino D
Sat 10 Jan, 2015 10:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD: Z3 Rear Subframe Bush Inserts
Replies: 9
Views: 1508

Re: SOLD: Z3 Rear Subframe Bush Inserts

It cannot be that bad Dino, Jack up the car and put on axle stands, support the rear beam with a trolley jack, take of plates 4 (pic below) which comprise of a nut and 2 torx bolts IIRC, insert bush inserts and put back together. http://static.bmwfans.info/images/epc/MTExNzJfcA==.png Hi Brian, I se...
by Dino D
Fri 09 Jan, 2015 19:39
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Z3M White (Picture Heavy) Now Silver!!
Replies: 18
Views: 5134

Re: Z3M White (Picture Heavy)

Great looking car.
Is that numberplate mounted with lots of very good 2 way tape or bolts?
by Dino D
Fri 09 Jan, 2015 18:51
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD: Z3 Rear Subframe Bush Inserts
Replies: 9
Views: 1508

Re: SOLD: Z3 Rear Subframe Bush Inserts

Found a thread on this on the US forum:http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showt ... p?t=760811

Seems that labour involved to put the inserts in is not far off replacing the bush provided you are able to remove the bushes.
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showt ... p?t=760811
by Dino D
Thu 08 Jan, 2015 22:27
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD: Z3 Rear Subframe Bush Inserts
Replies: 9
Views: 1508

Re: SOLD: Z3 Rear Subframe Bush Inserts

Just wondering is the 'subframe bush' the same as the 'rear beam bush'?
by Dino D
Tue 30 Dec, 2014 22:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bosch aero wipers £9.00 each..
Replies: 5
Views: 959

Bosch aero wipers £9.00 each..

...At Eurocarparts website, pleased I found them at half the price Halfords charge. Free delivery turned up in 2 days too. Also found blades for the other cars at excellent prices, very happy! These are the part numbers 2 x 485778200 @ 9.00 GBP (each) Bosch Wiper BladeRetrofit Flat Wiper Blade Singl...
by Dino D
Tue 30 Dec, 2014 22:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window drop with hood operation ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1443

Re: Window drop with hood operation ?

I sometimes crack open the doors instead of dropping the windows when latching the roof, Definitely easier with the window out of the way. Adds to the 'classic' feel of the roadster not having an auto window feature...is what I tell myself every time I reach over the passenger side! Pretty certain t...
by Dino D
Thu 25 Dec, 2014 19:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oh dear maybe i should have checked
Replies: 7
Views: 1641

Re: Oh dear maybe i should have checked

Just saw a discussion about this over on Bimmerforum.
BMW make a wiring harness adapter that should allow plug and play, bit pricey but simple solution:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do ... fg=10&hl=5

Item 5 in the diagram.
by Dino D
Mon 22 Dec, 2014 17:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear tyres on Z3 - Is this illegal?
Replies: 21
Views: 3452

Re: Rear tyres on Z3 - Is this illegal?

You will get wear on the inside edge on any BMW and more so the Z when lowered.

As Captain said above swap the tyres over. It's what I do to double the life. I do it every 5-6k miles. The 12k miles you got on those is very good going in my book.
by Dino D
Sat 20 Dec, 2014 21:36
Forum: Performance
Topic: 320 vs 340mm rid steering wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: 320 vs 340mm rid steering wheels

Hi Jontt, I read your very useful article and Mikes, luckily mine is stage 1 airbag so simple. My car is quite sharp already with coilovers and lower profile wheels so would want it too pointy but can do with improvements for sure. The 320mm seems a lot more available new and used... On Raid's site ...
by Dino D
Sat 20 Dec, 2014 01:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oh dear maybe i should have checked
Replies: 7
Views: 1641

Re: Oh dear maybe i should have checked

Thanks for all the help guys, with the BMW replacement wiring is it just plug and go or is their any soldering or splicing involved? I had a look at the bases reference a swap over is it fairly simple or an involved task, i don't have heated seats so that is a blessing. Very simple, if I recall cor...
by Dino D
Sat 20 Dec, 2014 00:48
Forum: Performance
Topic: 320 vs 340mm rid steering wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 991

320 vs 340mm rid steering wheels

Has anyone experience of both sizes on a Z? I've seen the articles for the 340mm just wondering what the 320mm vs 340mm is like in terms of feel, steering effort, impact on steering response etc. Edit: should say 'Raid' steering wheels like these http://www.tuning-rdi.de/product_info.php/info/p7773_...
by Dino D
Fri 19 Dec, 2014 14:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 prices
Replies: 15
Views: 2378

Re: Z3 prices

Rust is more model specific than any brand I feel. The BMW e46's rust more than any Honda I have had. My old Prelude at 185k only had light rust on the arches when I sold it but I've seen plenty worse. Even the BMW e39 gets rusty bootlids and that was a very expensive car when new. I believe certain...
by Dino D
Fri 19 Dec, 2014 14:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oh dear maybe i should have checked
Replies: 7
Views: 1641

Re: Oh dear maybe i should have checked

You can swap the metal bases/frames over so that you keep your existing motors and wiring.
If I recall correct that will solve the electric motors and seatbelt pretensioner wiring.

Then just the seat heater wiring will need modifying (if applicable).
by Dino D
Sun 14 Dec, 2014 09:42
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Selling Z3 for 320D - Good or bad idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 2096

Re: Selling Z3 for 320D - Good or bad idea?

If you can try and keep the z and get another, perhaps less expensive economical car for the daily so you have a choice for space/economy and fun/top down.

Then as you have 2 cars you get to tinker with one and still have another to drive!
by Dino D
Sat 13 Dec, 2014 19:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mazda MX5 OR BMW Z3? Your views guys...
Replies: 82
Views: 15105

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

@gas guzzler:
You can't just mention a V8 Mx5 and leave it at that, pics and videos mandatory!
A v8 in a z3 would be my ideal...any plans?
by Dino D
Fri 12 Dec, 2014 21:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel
Replies: 47
Views: 7432

Re: Steering wheel

Another +1 for Royal Steering Wheels, the guy really is a master of his craft, here's mine when I got it fitted - a year later and it's still as good as the day I got it too :) http://i.imgur.com/ydJFtmv.jpg That looks great. I didn't like that style of wheel much (in standard trim) but with what y...
by Dino D
Sun 07 Dec, 2014 10:56
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Lightweight flywheel & shift pins - w/ Feedback + Video
Replies: 48
Views: 5875

Re: Lightweight flywheel and clutch

I have read somewhere (I think on a US forum) that fitting a 320 clutch and flywheel to the 2.8 is a good cost effective mod along these lines... Apparently fits but there is a 'tab' that needs to be grinded off or something.
by Dino D
Sat 06 Dec, 2014 14:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Annoying rattle from the rear
Replies: 32
Views: 4137

Re: Annoying rattle from the rear

@hoppo, Yes I'm not getting any UK down movement just side to side as meant to be. I shook the around a lot really hoping it would rattle but just a dull this if they go fully side to side. So off to the next jobs (well telling my mechanic anyway!) as listed above here and on the other threads. Plen...
by Dino D
Sat 06 Dec, 2014 08:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Annoying rattle from the rear
Replies: 32
Views: 4137

Re: Annoying rattle from the rear

Thanks for that info Hoppo. Make sense that they act as counters when you feel how they move. Ingenious way to disguise vibrations rather than get rid of it... I was hoping this might be the source my annoying rattle. I got one side of the bumper partially off (the t50 bolt by the exhaust side is co...
by Dino D
Sat 29 Nov, 2014 16:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: knobs
Replies: 18
Views: 2323

Re: knobs

Any do a stormwerks 'warmer'. They get seriously cold in winter...
by Dino D
Wed 26 Nov, 2014 18:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED - Front Splitter's
Replies: 43
Views: 3934

Re: WANTED - Front Splitter's

Thanks for that.
by Dino D
Sun 23 Nov, 2014 22:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED - Front Splitter's
Replies: 43
Views: 3934

Re: WANTED - Front Splitter's

Topperz wrote:ACS just fitted on my 2.0 year 2000 I do have the box with the part number.....if you need it...fitted a treat
Part number would be great and pics.
Can I ask how much?

Ps does yours have the deeper 6cyl bumper (not sure if the 2.0 is 4 or 6cyl).
by Dino D
Sun 23 Nov, 2014 19:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED - Front Splitter's
Replies: 43
Views: 3934

Re: WANTED - Front Splitter's

Any idea of sellers (replica or genuine)?
by Dino D
Sat 22 Nov, 2014 22:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Annoying rattle from the rear
Replies: 32
Views: 4137

Re: Annoying rattle from the rear

I've hot to say I'm pretty shocked to see this ridiculous idea of weights hanging out there. If they needed more weight they should have just fitted a bigger fuel tank. Or a proper spare. Or a stronger rear floor and diff mounts!! Or lightened the front. Just hanging weights off the back just seems ...
by Dino D
Fri 21 Nov, 2014 09:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water in boot
Replies: 88
Views: 14533

Re: Water in boot

Do you guys remove the outer rubber seal of the hood before applying the silicone and crack cure stuff? Initially I didn't but after reading that on here I did (I only put crack cure from the outside in). The silicone was done from inside the car only. I never did put in any from the outside in as ...
by Dino D
Thu 20 Nov, 2014 23:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 UPGRADES AND ADDITIONS.
Replies: 59
Views: 13982

Re: Z3 UPGRADES AND ADDITIONS.

Cream and red you said, not this one?
http://pinterest.com/pin/459578336947207442/
by Dino D
Thu 20 Nov, 2014 23:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water in boot
Replies: 88
Views: 14533

Re: Water in boot

Good to hear it's sorted!

I should update to say that mines all dry now, I think he silicone and crack cure just needed time to set.
Thanks to the great advice and tips on hear as always!
by Dino D
Thu 20 Nov, 2014 22:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED - Front Splitter's
Replies: 43
Views: 3934

Re: WANTED - Front Splitter's

Just found this.
One of the nicest looking splitters for the 6cyl bumper I've seen so far:
http://pinterest.com/pin/459578336948521741/
by Dino D
Tue 11 Nov, 2014 21:47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: z3 2.2ltr 2001
Replies: 10
Views: 2605

Re: z3 2.2ltr 2001

I had sport one, Topaz Blue.
Plenty about really. I wonder if they were a lot cheaper when new or was it perceived fuel savings that drove new sales of these?
by Dino D
Sat 01 Nov, 2014 14:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacement seats
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Re: Replacement seats

Not so sure about roll over protection from the seat.
Once you separate the seat from the base it pretty light, the weight is all in the base and motors, not much higher up.

The seats out of our galaxy with in built boosters - those are heavy lucky they have handles!
by Dino D
Fri 31 Oct, 2014 22:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spray or Wrap
Replies: 16
Views: 1471

Re: Spray or Wrap

My M has been wrapped in Pearlescent white. It’s been on for nearly four years now and still looks beautiful. Look out for two types of wrapping material 3M and Hexis. ones easier to apply but the other gives you a better finish. http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/280x200q90/11/tcw1.jpg http://imagiz...
by Dino D
Mon 27 Oct, 2014 16:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - pre facelift heated rear window switch.
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

Re: Wanted - pre facelift heated rear window switch.

Just an update to say that my prefacelift got sold a few minutes after I posted the pics up, happy hunting, these things seem rare. Top top in the meantime try pointing the central air vents to the window and if will clear up quite quick when the engine is warm, not as good as the proper window heat...
by Dino D
Thu 23 Oct, 2014 11:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Throttle cable oiling
Replies: 10
Views: 1603

Re: Throttle cable oiling

This thread reminded me how stiff my pedal has been ever since purchasing the car 4 and half years ago. I have oiled the cable before a couple of times but it has never made much of an improvement so I've ordered a new one today. £21 delivered from Sopers and I will hopefully get it done at the wee...
by Dino D
Tue 21 Oct, 2014 21:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - pre facelift heated rear window switch.
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

Re: Wanted - pre facelift heated rear window switch.

Hi Gez, David mentioned you looking for one of these over on the other forum. Thought I'd posted a for sale for it here too but can't find the post now. Anyhow I have one, practically new and I hardly used it (never used my hardtop here in sunny Kent!) I believe it was 70odd pounds new, I'm looking ...
by Dino D
Sat 11 Oct, 2014 15:04
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Innit for the Long Haul
Replies: 31
Views: 3166

Re: Innit for the Long Haul

No they didnt replace the seals, just the roof Ah just reread your post further up where you said there was shrinking (of the top) around the seals, not the seals themselves. Just had a look at the website and they have the pricing up there. Looks like they can do you one with a headliner too but t...
by Dino D
Fri 10 Oct, 2014 21:47
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Innit for the Long Haul
Replies: 31
Views: 3166

Re: Innit for the Long Haul

So they include new rubber seals in that £325? That's pretty incredible. I think the seals on their own are around £100 quid for the set the last time I looked... Maybe obvious but did they redo the butyl seal at the rear (on the inside of the car where back end the top fixes to the body at the rear...
by Dino D
Fri 10 Oct, 2014 21:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Upgrading the fleet tomorrow....
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: Upgrading the fleet tomorrow....

That has some nice additions, looks great! Enjoy!
by Dino D
Sun 05 Oct, 2014 22:15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 100% clear windscreen
Replies: 17
Views: 1505

Re: 100% clear windscreen

Prompted by this thread to look up changes and Just checked .gov website see they have made auto renewing monthly direct debit possible, quite like that (as long as you remember to cancel it as soon as you sell/sorn the car!)
by Dino D
Wed 01 Oct, 2014 17:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: First day - 400 miles!
Replies: 10
Views: 1094

Re: First day - 400 miles!

I was less spur of the moment but bought my 2.8 from a forum member in Edinburgh too, unseen. Eeasyjet in the morning and all the way back to Kent the rest of the day.... Good luck and enjoy, some pics when you get around to cleaning it (bet you'll be off driving it with no time to worry about clean...
by Dino D
Sun 28 Sep, 2014 09:18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: iPhone 6 Preordered?
Replies: 40
Views: 6167

Re: iPhone 6 Preordered?

I've done some shopping about this morning and have found a like for like contract on an iphone 6 plus for £47 a month which is only £5 more than I pay for my 5 but it's with "Three". I've been with Vodaphone for years but they've priced themselves out for me. Has anyone had dealings with "three"? ...
by Dino D
Sat 27 Sep, 2014 12:34
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1.9 Z3 M44 Sorn or Sell?
Replies: 8
Views: 1042

Re: 1.9 Z3 M44 Sorn or Sell?

I found fitting sports seats (heated) and he seat lift mod (check Southernboys, others just not as good) made my car much more comfortable. The standard seats are just so flat. The sports seats are better not as good as say a Volvo. The seat lift mod gives more support I found. The heaters help ease...
by Dino D
Mon 22 Sep, 2014 20:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot lock cable snapped-lid now opens fully!
Replies: 8
Views: 1257

Re: Boot lock cable snapped-lid now opens fully!

deni2s wrote:You should consider rainy days when opened boot lid covers the boot from most of the rain.
Yes, maybe the grommet was stuck in there as part of the 'UK rain pack' including partial opening lid to keep boot dry on those rainy days!!