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by Dino D
Thu 20 Aug, 2015 00:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Odometer Test Mode Temperature Chart
Replies: 12
Views: 1128

Re: Odometer Test Mode Temperature Chart

And here is link to what I think is the technical note:
http://www.bmwmotorsports.org/BMW_docs/ ... verino.pdf
Page 14
by Dino D
Thu 20 Aug, 2015 00:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Odometer Test Mode Temperature Chart
Replies: 12
Views: 1128

Re: Odometer Test Mode Temperature Chart

A bit of a thread revival! I've been looking into my engine coolant temps in preparation for viscous fan removal and found out that my icarsoft code reader was way off so Brian H helpfully pointed out this table and I learned about the dash test. So from my experience so far I can help answer a few ...
by Dino D
Fri 24 Jul, 2015 23:03
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Bootlid, Front wings, Side bonnet grilles, Bumpers
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: Wanted: Bootlid, Front wings, Side bonnet grilles, Bumpe

Are you planning a custom body kit? Just a bit of smoothing Dino, It's having a full respray anyway so thought I'd get some spare panels to modify to see if I like it :) Thanks everyone for the offers so far, I'm still working on how to get everything with as little running around as poss :lol: Sou...
by Dino D
Wed 22 Jul, 2015 22:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: radio reception
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: radio reception

Even with the full length original BMW ariel it comes with the Z3 has the worst reception of any car I've owned. And it's hideous. Now have a stub ariel in it's place as reception is so poor might as well improve the looks! If I ever get a full respray done if love to smooth that hole in the wing ov...
by Dino D
Wed 22 Jul, 2015 15:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Strange problem - car won't move
Replies: 25
Views: 1518

Re: Strange problem - car won't move

Back on topic: The Z3 hand break is the same as the E30, it's a very reliable system and should be able to lock both rear wheels with no problems. The big mistake is people adjust them up on the cables in the cabin which makes the pads contact the drums incorrectly. If you take one of the wheel bol...
by Dino D
Tue 21 Jul, 2015 18:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: water pump
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: water pump

In my experience I'd say whilst you in there change the thermostat housing (plastic on 2.8 and cracks) and thermostat.
Check viscous fan and the actual plastic fan itself. They can break with no warning as they get old and bits fly off damaging things you don't want damaged, happened on mine.
by Dino D
Tue 21 Jul, 2015 09:33
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Charlotte
Replies: 61
Views: 7029

Re: Charlotte

Hi daz, been watching this thread with interest, l live in the same neck of the woods and was thinking of using lepsons myself, can you tell me what wheel style you have and how much they charged? I was going to use Lepsons but a good Bodyshop recommended a small place in Meopham: http://www.rimtec...
by Dino D
Mon 20 Jul, 2015 21:59
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Best Place To Sell My Z3
Replies: 20
Views: 1407

Re: Best Place To Sell My Z3

Regarding the price I think it's fair to point out the other side of the coin here, Yes you can get cars for less but they likely not mint like this one (I'm assuming here but given it's history it should look and feel new). Of course at this age rubber parts may need changing due to age etc like an...
by Dino D
Sun 19 Jul, 2015 08:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Best Place To Sell My Z3
Replies: 20
Views: 1407

Re: Best Place To Sell My Z3

Yes the part service history may raise a question or two, quite simple to explain however, the car was garaged in 2004 for around 10 years, the last BMW service was in August 2004, it was taken out of hibernation in 2014, given a full "on the road" service and i've been driving it daily since :) I ...
by Dino D
Fri 17 Jul, 2015 13:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Bootlid, Front wings, Side bonnet grilles, Bumpers
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: Wanted: Bootlid, Front wings, Side bonnet grilles, Bumpe

Are you planning a custom body kit?
by Dino D
Mon 06 Jul, 2015 22:03
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: BC Racing Coilovers
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: BC Racing Coilovers

If it has two planes if adjustability then it must be castor plus camber (mine only has one plane, non M). I also bought from Corby Motorsport and he does a better price than BC direct and he threw in the damper adjuster extenders for the rear for free. Helpful chap there but he admits to knowing Ja...
by Dino D
Mon 06 Jul, 2015 20:40
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: BC Racing Coilovers
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: BC Racing Coilovers

Yep 6kg is only ideal if you have smooth roads around where you are (highly unlikely in UK!). Mine does bottom out on the rough stuff around town but on the types of open roads I drive on it generally is fine but I'll be changing to 8kg soon just as it is the only negative of the whole set up for me...
by Dino D
Sat 27 Jun, 2015 00:28
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: UK Road Challenge (2015) w/ Videos
Replies: 40
Views: 6179

Re: UK Road Challenge (2015)

This must have been epic, especially chasing down that V8!
Some amazing roads up there...
by Dino D
Fri 26 Jun, 2015 22:26
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Front bumper
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Re: Front bumper

The grille is M specific (different shaped holes in the bumper compared to others) but if you are on a budget I wouldn't worry about that cost given the long list of other parts you need. You can make your own grilles easily enough and with some patience make ones much better than the plastic that B...
by Dino D
Thu 25 Jun, 2015 18:58
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: BMW Z3M Roadster waterpump
Replies: 6
Views: 944

Re: BMW Z3M Roadster waterpump

Whilst you in there I suggest you replace the thermostat housing whilst you there (if it's plastic like on the 2.8). About £20. They do crack as I found out...I believe even the aluminum one can fail. I would also replace the mechanical fan too (the plastic part with blades is available separately a...
by Dino D
Tue 12 May, 2015 19:37
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Change of wheels, opinions?
Replies: 18
Views: 2527

Re: Change of wheels, opinions?

Some have come up for sale over here:
BMW Z3 Style 78 BBS Alloys https://zroadster.org/index.php?threads ... loys.7652/
by Dino D
Sun 03 May, 2015 15:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hood with glass window?
Replies: 34
Views: 3544

Re: Hood with glass window?

I'd gladly have a glass rear window even it was letterbox size and get rid of the faff of plastic. At 400-500 plus shipping plus customs plus fitting I'll have to put up with the faff. A new OEM quality hood with new widow is only £350 fitted these days, a lot cheaper and just have to deal with the ...
by Dino D
Sun 03 May, 2015 13:14
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: DavidZ3's 2000 1.9i Z3 - Scarlett
Replies: 104
Views: 18310

Re: DavidZ3's 2000 1.9i Z3 - Scarlett

Thought you'd like it if you hadn't seen before...

I take my hat of to the USA boys for creativity and boldness in customization especially building custom wheels.
by Dino D
Sat 02 May, 2015 21:20
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: DavidZ3's 2000 1.9i Z3 - Scarlett
Replies: 104
Views: 18310

Re: DavidZ3's 2000 1.9i Z3 - Scarlett

Looking like that version of Mqueen is super cool in my books!

You need to check out this Z3M for wheels fitting of your paint work!
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showt ... ?t=2109231
by Dino D
Sat 02 May, 2015 14:54
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: DavidZ3's 2000 1.9i Z3 - Scarlett
Replies: 104
Views: 18310

DavidZ3's 2000 1.9i Z3 - Scarlett

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He must mean this version of Mqueen, very rare to find the toy nowadays, my boys love this version.

When the whitewalls go on that Z is going to be very cool!
by Dino D
Fri 01 May, 2015 13:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Poly bushes - good or bad?
Replies: 15
Views: 2229

Re: Poly bushes - good or bad?

I think you issue is more than bushes. Based on my experience of the Powerflex Purple I removed the rattle and have a gearshift like new. Sure there is more diff whine and a more mechanical feel to engagement but certainly not making it unejoyable. I'd say in any even the diff bush is not for you if...
by Dino D
Thu 30 Apr, 2015 22:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Poly bushes - good or bad?
Replies: 15
Views: 2229

Re: Poly bushes - good or bad?

I have sports shocks and springs. That doesn't remove the movement of the rear subframe when cornering...in fact I think it highlighted it as the car was planted but this strange moment would occur. Coming from great handling FWD cars I put it down to RWD but turns out that's not the case. My Z is v...
by Dino D
Thu 30 Apr, 2015 19:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Poly bushes - good or bad?
Replies: 15
Views: 2229

Re: Poly bushes - good or bad?

I have done the same, night and day difference in handling, gearshift and 'pull'. My bushes were very worn. Even from new the Z3 had a 'steer from the rear' feeling where you have to wait for the rear to settle in a corner (as it feels like it moves by itself rather than your input, not a trait I ev...
by Dino D
Thu 30 Apr, 2015 14:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 213579

What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Inferno wrote:ah ok! never thought about that, there is at least one good thing living in Greece...
I can think of many good things like the road over Pentelis down to Nea Makri.
I miss that road, simply awesome...then stop at 'to petrino' for kalamkia on the way back!
by Dino D
Thu 30 Apr, 2015 14:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 213579

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

why you changed all the calipers in both cars? i have never changed brake calipers in any car (except for upgrading reasons) and it's not just you, i have seen many do this.. am i missing something here? I think the wetness (+mud + salt) here causes the issues, never had sticky calipers when I was ...
by Dino D
Tue 28 Apr, 2015 20:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What about these wheels?
Replies: 13
Views: 1536

Re: What about these wheels?

BMW (or their manufacturer) are reputable you say... Read this: http://gotaclassaction.com/bmw-named-in-class-action-over-premature-cracking-of-alloy-wheels/ Especially this bout BMW's 'reputability': BMW’s failure to disclose the fact that the BMW Alloy Wheels prematurely crack is especially egregi...
by Dino D
Sun 26 Apr, 2015 20:30
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Change of wheels, opinions?
Replies: 18
Views: 2527

Re: Change of wheels, opinions?

^what are 'beer bellys'...??! he is a forum member who was selling some of these very recently Ah yes, the ones for £200. They would some up just like this after the same treatment, I was tempted too but already have 2 sets of wheels! I actually thought 'beer belly' was some sort of wheel sealant o...
by Dino D
Sun 26 Apr, 2015 14:19
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Change of wheels, opinions?
Replies: 18
Views: 2527

Re: Change of wheels, opinions?

@oxheart I just remembered there is a place on in Sussex that specialize in used BMW wheels. They often sell wheels already refurbed too. Can't remember the name but have google or maybe someone here will know. I first saw them on eBay and if think they advertise in one of the BMW magazines too. Als...
by Dino D
Sun 26 Apr, 2015 13:40
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Change of wheels, opinions?
Replies: 18
Views: 2527

Re: Change of wheels, opinions?

^what are 'beer bellys'...??!
by Dino D
Sun 26 Apr, 2015 11:27
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Change of wheels, opinions?
Replies: 18
Views: 2527

Change of wheels, opinions?

Good luck, hope you get them. What color is your car? These look good in shadow chrome too on some colours.. Funny you mention the summer wheels, they have just been refurbished and yesterday I sealed them with Gtechniq and will fit today: http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o759/Dino_DD/Mobile%20Up...
by Dino D
Sat 25 Apr, 2015 09:46
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Change of wheels, opinions?
Replies: 18
Views: 2527

Re: Change of wheels, opinions?

And a pic as they look so nice!
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by Dino D
Sat 25 Apr, 2015 09:45
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Change of wheels, opinions?
Replies: 18
Views: 2527

Change of wheels, opinions?

These are nice wheels and a popular one for Z3's as they look good. I have a set for winter. These ones seem a bit expensive but the seller probably knows they don't come up often. I would check on the age of the tyres first as if they are very old then you may want to change them making 550 +new ty...
by Dino D
Thu 23 Apr, 2015 19:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bad day today...
Replies: 50
Views: 5449

Re: Bad day today...

Sorry to see that!

After a few years in Athens I had dents on every panel, I feel your pain!

The damage to the panels looks pretty light so should be able to be repaired.

Hopefully the suspension is not too bent but that will take some checking.
by Dino D
Mon 20 Apr, 2015 22:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear speaker removal passenger side
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Rear speaker removal passenger side

Cheers for that. Bit more difficult than I had thought. Wonder why it is so difficult to remove one. It is a bit silly to do all that for a small speaker and of course makes it better to sell the 'HK upgrade' which good old BMW trick - fit useless 'Business' sound systems so that people pay extra f...
by Dino D
Sun 19 Apr, 2015 20:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1997 Z3 passenger sill
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: 1997 Z3 passenger sill

Hi, thanks for reply, sounds like how mine are (and neatly every other car that has been used and not dry stores!).
I just keep a look out for one in good shape but will probably get mine repaired one of see days..

Thanks anyway.
by Dino D
Sun 19 Apr, 2015 13:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1997 Z3 passenger sill
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: 1997 Z3 passenger sill

sirius-c wrote:i dont have passenger but if you ever want the drivers side let me know (wide body from 1997)
I'm interested in the drivers side if not rusted badly(!).
Also depends on location..
by Dino D
Sun 19 Apr, 2015 12:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear speaker removal passenger side
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Rear speaker removal passenger side

Yes it does... And I found that the the entire middle section needs to come out too. I have mine is pieces now, pretty simple but I have no pics but will try and explain. Just pop the cover under the roll hoop (carefully with a thin but not too sharp tool so as not to mark it), butter knife is good)...
by Dino D
Sun 19 Apr, 2015 12:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: low fuel
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: low fuel

And there is an in line fuel filter to stop anything... I used to subscribe to this argument for years too (low fuel and sediment) but when I was a student I always run cars and bikes with as much/little fuel as I could afford(!), never had an issue and some of the cars and bikes were 20yrs + old. T...
by Dino D
Sat 18 Apr, 2015 20:50
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Alloy Repair/Refurbishment
Replies: 16
Views: 3005

Re: Alloy Repair/Refurbishment

Look forward to seeing it on the car!
by Dino D
Fri 17 Apr, 2015 18:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front ac pusher fan staying on after engine switch off
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: Front ac pusher fan staying on after engine switch off

Hi Southernboy,
So you have a part number for that 85c thermoswitch you used?
by Dino D
Fri 17 Apr, 2015 16:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 1999 2.8 Gearbox - help
Replies: 39
Views: 4609

Z3 1999 2.8 Gearbox - help

Check out the fuel tank straps and all the other bushes whist there. Brake lines can be checked too. You can use a Poweflex diff bush which just pushes in by hand. I have it on mine, see this thread about all the bits done to mine and my experience of the Poweflex bushes: https://zroadster.org/index...
by Dino D
Wed 15 Apr, 2015 19:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 1999 2.8 Gearbox - help
Replies: 39
Views: 4609

Re: Z3 1999 2.8 Gearbox - help

Hi, I know this post is very old, but on the off chance that you will be able to reply..... I have just got a 2.8 Z3 with identical problems to the ones you mention i.e. clunking sound, poor change from first to second. I wondered if when you changed the " dual mass flywheel" did this get rid of th...
by Dino D
Wed 15 Apr, 2015 18:02
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: How much for a good full respray?
Replies: 19
Views: 2316

Re: How much for a good full respray?

I've just had my car brought back up to near pristine condition. The white wrap has been removed, Front and rear bumpers sprayed along with lower quarters. Wheels powder coated and brakes painted. Bodywork was £780 Wheels £280 Brakes £120 Full valet £400 Those panels alone are half the car. Lee Did...
by Dino D
Mon 13 Apr, 2015 15:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.0 6cyl tuning options
Replies: 33
Views: 3758

Re: 2.0 6cyl tuning options

I admire your desire to tinker but would say you can easily buy a 2.8 with history- just look for a cheap 3/5/7 series with the engine an service history. You'll be able to drive the car and check the engine too. Plenty of cheap ones about, even cheaper if you by an auto. THEN do a stroker conversio...
by Dino D
Sat 11 Apr, 2015 20:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 OBC 'bord computer' and stalk
Replies: 5
Views: 806

Re: Z3 OBC 'bord computer' and stalk

Hi,
If it's not right for David I'll take it provided it is the facelift (round one).
Thanks,
Dino
by Dino D
Sat 11 Apr, 2015 14:47
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: How much for a good full respray?
Replies: 19
Views: 2316

Re: How much for a good full respray?

Just a thought Deano but given that you run American muscle in your M shouldn't you be paying homage with a more American paint job or wrap to match the sound?
It's not like you can be discreet when rumbling around with that engine anyway!
by Dino D
Sat 11 Apr, 2015 00:07
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: How much for a good full respray?
Replies: 19
Views: 2316

Re: How much for a good full respray?

Wow, 450 a litre...how many liters to do a Z?
by Dino D
Sat 11 Apr, 2015 00:02
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: How much for a good full respray?
Replies: 19
Views: 2316

How much for a good full respray?

I think it may have been plus vat but it's a while back. If you mention Pistonheads he'll do a discount, I'll dig up the thread. Here it is: http://mobile.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=47&t=1191927&mid=54378&i=40&nmt=100k++Focus+Rs+&mid=54378 I met Martin, nice knowledgeable chap and they ...
by Dino D
Fri 10 Apr, 2015 23:05
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12192

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 Z3 blog

Hi what coilovers did you fit?? Just cheap ones, they're a bit bouncy which is why I plan to upgrade to BCs at some point :-P I've just done this. Cheap coilovers are not worth it. The BCs were relatively cheap at under 700 from Corby Motorsports but miles ahead of the similar price FK Silverlines ...
by Dino D
Fri 10 Apr, 2015 22:55
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: How much for a good full respray?
Replies: 19
Views: 2316

Re: How much for a good full respray?

A highly recommended place down here in Kent quieted me around 2-2,5k http://legendvs.com/ Charge more for a hardtop car but being a roadster it's effectively a windows down job. Not sure what materials go for but it's a small car with no roof, sills and panels bolt on and off, bumper take minutes t...