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by Lewy
Thu 02 May, 2013 01:59
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Strike's Z3M
Replies: 52
Views: 3803

Re: Strike's Z3M

Looks gorgeous! Very jealous (but in a good way! :lol: )

Congrats!
by Lewy
Thu 02 May, 2013 01:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: wanted 16-17 wheels for z3
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: wanted 16-17 wheels for z3

I have some!
by Lewy
Fri 26 Apr, 2013 23:21
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Snow foam users?
Replies: 19
Views: 1368

Re: Snow foam users?

Ultimate snow foam does it for me, best stuff I've used :)
by Lewy
Tue 16 Apr, 2013 11:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lewy's Z3 2.8 project - latest updates Jan '16
Replies: 53
Views: 4572

Re: Lewy's Z3 2.8 project - various updates 06/03/13

Oh and forgot to mention, I've decided to bite the bullet and give this car more muscle after the summer is out so any engine mods are out the window this summer, will only be working on cosmetics and handling. I'm on the hunt for a Chevvy LSX series engine or donor car - yep, I'm an idiot!
by Lewy
Tue 16 Apr, 2013 11:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lewy's Z3 2.8 project - latest updates Jan '16
Replies: 53
Views: 4572

Re: Lewy's Z3 2.8 project - various updates 06/03/13

It's update time! Had these wheels in refurb last week and picked them up on Friday. Eibachs and Goodrich braided brake hoses should arrive today too :D At the refurb place - http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz31/lewistaylor1980/1365773571678_zpsf2ccbf05.jpg Just got back home http://i811.photobuc...
by Lewy
Tue 16 Apr, 2013 10:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Has anyone gone 235/40/18 on the front?
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: Has anyone gone 235/40/18 on the front?

The rolling diameter is fine in regards to the guideline 2.5% either way - 235/40/18 front (+2.22% or +14mm) - (these tyres came with the wheels) 255/35/18 rear (+0.79% or 5mm) BUT! At higher motorway speeds the traction control is cutting in meaning that it doesn't like the difference in rolling di...
by Lewy
Tue 16 Apr, 2013 10:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE - 325 M50 manifold - £85
Replies: 5
Views: 399

FOR SALE - 325 M50 manifold - £85

Hi all, I bought this to add a few extra horseys to my 2.8 however my project is going in a different direction now (more on that shortly) and so there's no point fitting this. Any takers? http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz31/lewistaylor1980/20130407_190411_zps07b52e36.jpg http://i811.photobucket...
by Lewy
Sat 13 Apr, 2013 11:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Has anyone gone 235/40/18 on the front?
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: Has anyone gone 235/40/18 on the front?

Del wrote:The wheels look good but I can’t sleep until you restore those side gills. :D
Haha! They will be changing although maybe not quite being restored! :lol:
by Lewy
Sat 13 Apr, 2013 10:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Has anyone gone 235/40/18 on the front?
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: Has anyone gone 235/40/18 on the front?

Thanks for the comments! The colour is Ferric Grey which is a BMW colour, going to find a rattle can of the same colour and redo the side gills and maybe kidney grilles too :)
by Lewy
Sat 13 Apr, 2013 03:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Has anyone gone 235/40/18 on the front?
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: Has anyone gone 235/40/18 on the front?

All good! No rubbing yet although eibachs arrive next week...
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by Lewy
Wed 10 Apr, 2013 23:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel question
Replies: 21
Views: 933

Re: Steering wheel question

Will have to check these guys out, thanks Roy :D
by Lewy
Wed 10 Apr, 2013 22:59
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Gotta watch those Pesky door dingers!
Replies: 16
Views: 1401

Re: Gotta watch those Pesky door dingers!

Both z's looking sweet there Tim, bet it keeps you fit parking at the opposite end of the car park! :lol: :lol:
by Lewy
Wed 10 Apr, 2013 22:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel question
Replies: 21
Views: 933

Re: Steering wheel question

Looks really good - have they thickened it up a little too? I want to have that done on mine.
by Lewy
Wed 10 Apr, 2013 22:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Has anyone gone 235/40/18 on the front?
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: Has anyone gone 235/40/18 on the front?

Woody, those wheels look great mate :D

Steve cheers for that, agreed it's all in the offset - the daft thing is, I don't know the offset!

Proof of the pudding 'n all that - pick them up tomorrow!
by Lewy
Wed 10 Apr, 2013 12:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Has anyone gone 235/40/18 on the front?
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: Has anyone gone 235/40/18 on the front?

Thanks Steve, I'm hoping I'll get a bit luck with the offset but will keep an ear out for a bit of rubbing - cheers for the heads up! :D
by Lewy
Tue 09 Apr, 2013 23:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE - 16" Zstar Z3 (or E36) wheels good tyre life £200
Replies: 12
Views: 915

Re: FOR SALE - 16" Zstar Z3 (or E36) wheels good tyre life £

tangomachine wrote:Be interested to see the m3 wheels I've been thinking of going down that route myself. Only ever seen them on a red z3 for sale on pistonheads
As she sits right now on the Motorsports-

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by Lewy
Tue 09 Apr, 2013 23:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE - 16" Zstar Z3 (or E36) wheels good tyre life £200
Replies: 12
Views: 915

Re: FOR SALE - 16" Zstar Z3 (or E36) wheels good tyre life £

Thanks buddy - hopefully they won't hang around too long as the Mrs is kinda noticing that I now have 3 sets of wheels for 1 car :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Lewy
Tue 09 Apr, 2013 23:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Just had a thought.........
Replies: 51
Views: 1011

Re: Just had a thought.........

Currently me! Minus a couple of minor cosmetic mods but not for long! :lol:
by Lewy
Tue 09 Apr, 2013 22:10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: No more waiting / the death of an M
Replies: 29
Views: 1850

Re: No more waiting / the death of an M

Serious bad luck mate, I feel for you. On a practical note is there no way of you buying back your Z3M from the insurance co? Most offer this now, I think it might even be compulsory but don't hold me to that. I'm just going on a friend's case who got paid out for the value of their car and then end...
by Lewy
Tue 09 Apr, 2013 22:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Newbie :)
Replies: 35
Views: 795

Re: Newbie :)

Welcome along! This is a great place full of knowledge and great people, just getting to know the place myself :)

Mint looking Z you have there, loving the colour and interior combo too - enjoy! :D
by Lewy
Tue 09 Apr, 2013 21:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE - 16" Zstar Z3 (or E36) wheels good tyre life £200
Replies: 12
Views: 915

Re: FOR SALE - 16" Zstar Z3 (or E36) wheels good tyre life £

I've got the forged M3 Motorsport on at the moment although I've just indulged in a set of CSL reps which are in refurb - all being well they'll be on by the weekend and I'll update my project thread! Might be a bad choice in all honesty as you can never tell until they are on the car but they were ...
by Lewy
Tue 09 Apr, 2013 21:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE - 16" Zstar Z3 (or E36) wheels good tyre life £200
Replies: 12
Views: 915

FOR SALE - 16" Zstar Z3 (or E36) wheels good tyre life £200

Hi all, selling up my original Z wheels which as far as I know fit all Z cars, these will fit straight onto an E36 too and the tyres have plenty of life left so possibly worth it just for the tyre life. Sizes are: Wheels: 7j x 16" with ET46 (offset) Tyres: 225/50/16 Here's the real oem image: http:/...
by Lewy
Fri 05 Apr, 2013 00:13
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Donington Park Trackday 29/03/2013 (w/ piccies of damage)
Replies: 18
Views: 2836

Re: Donington Park Trackday 29/03/2013 (w/ piccies of damage

your not doing it right if you dont spend a little time in the gravel :wink: I got it right three times :D . Once was with the instructor. That was a proper off - I ended up with the car sat on its belly. The other two were detours across the grass, one sideways :D . how did the tyres / brakes hold...
by Lewy
Wed 03 Apr, 2013 00:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3m NOT
Replies: 23
Views: 691

Re: Z3m NOT

Ooooh the M badge on the grille, where do I sign?? :lol:
by Lewy
Mon 01 Apr, 2013 23:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Has anyone gone 235/40/18 on the front?
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: Has anyone gone 235/40/18 on the front?

Thanks for the feedback fellas. Makes me a little more comfortable about trying it.

What I didn't mention is that I already have 2 x 235/40/18s with plenty of life so it's a free trial so to speak, just wanted to make sure it wasn't going to be a total misfit ;)
by Lewy
Mon 01 Apr, 2013 20:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Has anyone gone 235/40/18 on the front?
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Has anyone gone 235/40/18 on the front?

Hi all, as the title does anyone on here have any experience fitting these size tyres successfully on a Z with 8.5j wheels on the front? The reason I ask, I've picked up a set of wheels (18" 8.5j) which are now in refurb and will soon be ready for some rubber (and of course some piccies!). I want to...
by Lewy
Mon 25 Mar, 2013 16:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS: Full leather seats £100
Replies: 21
Views: 1750

Re: FS: Full leather seats £100

Forgive my ignorance but are these seats compatible with the electric controls and heated seats?
by Lewy
Mon 25 Mar, 2013 16:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wheel Spacers
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: Wheel Spacers

What price are you after for these?
by Lewy
Thu 21 Mar, 2013 09:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: lowering
Replies: 54
Views: 1616

Re: lowering

On the subject of lowering, am I right to think that any E36 lowering springs fit the front and any E30 lowering springs fit the rear?

Not sure if I just have dodgy front shocks which I'll check first but mine feels like it needs 30mm drop on the front but at least 40mm on the rear, if not more :)
by Lewy
Sun 17 Mar, 2013 16:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - Strut Brace for Z3 with M44 engine
Replies: 9
Views: 729

Re: Wanted - Strut Brace for Z3 with M44 engine

Ah no worries, thanks Tim :)
by Lewy
Sun 17 Mar, 2013 16:18
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - Strut Brace for Z3 with M44 engine
Replies: 9
Views: 729

Re: Wanted - Strut Brace for Z3 with M44 engine

Will this fit yours by any chance? It didn't fit mine (M52) sadly http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz31/lewistaylor1980/20130223_161903_zpsaf5f58ed.jpg http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz31/lewistaylor1980/20130222_200007_zps0a1f9fa1.jpg Yours for £40 plus postage :thumbup: Will happily take it ...
by Lewy
Sat 09 Mar, 2013 01:25
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: So err... What are we drinking tonight?
Replies: 25
Views: 1177

Re: So err... What are we drinking tonight?

Mint wrote:I'm a real ale man also, but the darker the better. Any stout or porter will do for me, currently drinking Plum Porter from Titanic brewery - lovely :cheers
Bet that goes down quickly! :lol: (sorry)
by Lewy
Sat 09 Mar, 2013 01:19
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fish !
Replies: 13
Views: 712

Re: Fish !

Zedonist wrote:
gookah wrote:statistically 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.
Is that due to the colour, I assume the 6 will be blue.......
Due to lack of Omega 3 I heard...
by Lewy
Fri 08 Mar, 2013 18:41
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: ANY UK BMW SHOWS?
Replies: 19
Views: 2670

Re: ANY UK BMW SHOWS?

Sure mate, live in Wolverhampton but often shoe horn a meeting on the first Monday of each month which is when the meet is on :D

Drop me a PM if you're up for going to the next one and we'll meet up, where you based?
by Lewy
Fri 08 Mar, 2013 18:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's your private plate?
Replies: 82
Views: 2532

Re: What's your private plate?

L6WYT - Lewy T, also have L66WWY on retention.

Waiting for the day I can buy the real deal like 1LT or LEW1S etc :)
by Lewy
Fri 08 Mar, 2013 11:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220858

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A set of "almost new" (used for 2 months)....in absolutely perfect condition ACS Type III's x 17"....complete with ACS valves, center caps and equally "as new" Yokohama rubber fitted...£550.00 delivered + 4 Original storage boxes with packaging!! :D http://imageshack.us/a/img545/5884/25930925.jpg W...
by Lewy
Fri 08 Mar, 2013 01:09
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: ANY UK BMW SHOWS?
Replies: 19
Views: 2670

Re: ANY UK BMW SHOWS?

Don't know where you are geographically, but The Ace Cafe (north London) has German car nights (BMW +merc). Never been, but they are meant to be quite good. Details on Ace Cafe website. If you don't mind lots of different makes of cars, then the Pistonheads Sunday Service meets might be worth a try...
by Lewy
Thu 07 Mar, 2013 23:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lewy's Z3 2.8 project - latest updates Jan '16
Replies: 53
Views: 4572

Re: Lewy's Z3 2.8 project - various updates 06/03/13

Traction control mate - or at least I think that's what the unit is that's fouling the strut, trying to look on RealOEM.com to see if I can find the part but it's not easy to find :head:
by Lewy
Thu 07 Mar, 2013 23:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lewy's Z3 2.8 project - latest updates Jan '16
Replies: 53
Views: 4572

Re: Lewy's Z3 2.8 project - various updates 06/03/13

Hi Lewy, great picture diary of all the work you carried out, super stuff! When you had the airbox off did you check the power steering reservoir for fluid level and condition? Going by the look of your oil filter I think it would be worth checking it if you haven't done so. Our 2.8's are both 1998...
by Lewy
Thu 07 Mar, 2013 16:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lewy's Z3 2.8 project - latest updates Jan '16
Replies: 53
Views: 4572

Re: Lewy's Z3 2.8 project - various updates 06/03/13

Julie Z3 wrote:Looking good, thanks for the updates...............................I'm amazed people can do the work and still find time to take quality pics to post on here. I would end up dropping the camera in the waste oil container :dunce:
Haha, thanks Julie, threads need pics :D
by Lewy
Thu 07 Mar, 2013 13:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lewy's Z3 2.8 project - latest updates Jan '16
Replies: 53
Views: 4572

Re: Lewy's Z3 2.8 project - various updates 06/03/13

Thanks for taking the trouble to share the photos – car has cleaned up nicely – I can almost see the sheen on the Mohair roof. :sunny Looks like a slight rocker cover gasket leak? Your old oil filter looked slightly collapsed, I would keep an eye on that at the next oil change – may have just been ...
by Lewy
Thu 07 Mar, 2013 00:15
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: MOT and road tax
Replies: 13
Views: 994

Re: MOT and road tax

Excellent news, happy motoring
by Lewy
Wed 06 Mar, 2013 23:24
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: ANY UK BMW SHOWS?
Replies: 19
Views: 2670

Re: ANY UK BMW SHOWS?

I think most BMW shows really let the side down last year. Gaydon was poor and Santa Pod wasn't great either so we're steering clear this year and going for some general car meets.

There doesn't seem to be much imagination out there at the moment.
by Lewy
Wed 06 Mar, 2013 22:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lewy's Z3 2.8 project - latest updates Jan '16
Replies: 53
Views: 4572

Re: Lewy's Z3 2.8 project - various updates 06/03/13

Great effort and looking good, But... Jesus :shock: I would get a wire brush on those callipers and get them painted..! Haha, already had that ribbing from the site I run! :D I'm going to be getting some braided hoses and will give the calipers the proper treatment. they are pretty minging! Here ar...
by Lewy
Wed 06 Mar, 2013 22:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lewy's Z3 2.8 project - latest updates Jan '16
Replies: 53
Views: 4572

Re: Lewy's Z3 2.8 project - made my decision on brakes

Hi all, been a while since I updated and in between the boredom of working on some e-commerce stuff for our own site, I thought I'd share some recent updates - Firstly I have to tell you that this is the first time I've ever got to properly working on a car - sad i know! I'm used to driving and clea...
by Lewy
Fri 01 Mar, 2013 00:57
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: insuring a z3
Replies: 18
Views: 2283

Re: insuring a z3

Esure were very good for me, I'm 32 and they insured my Z3 2.8 as a second car (mirrored ncb) with 4 yrs ncb fully comp for £340. They did my merc for £500 too. The 2 combined costs were cheaper than the nearest / cheapest quote on the Merc alone! Good luck with your search on the motor front! Go on...
by Lewy
Sun 03 Feb, 2013 21:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: THIS MUST BE THE BEST ZED IN THE COUNTRY
Replies: 18
Views: 914

Re: THIS MUST BE THE BEST ZED IN THE COUNTRY

Both lovely and look absolutely immaculate, however if I have £10k earmarked for a Z3 purchase, it can only be the M ;)
by Lewy
Sun 03 Feb, 2013 21:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Engines Pull to Redline?
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Z3 Engines Pull to Redline?

I'm currently looking through the available mods for the 2.8 although can vouch for captain above, the 3.2 M3 engine in a Z3 is a whole lot of fun and sounds epic, my old man had a 2002 model and it was beautiful! Having said this, the 2.8 has enough, especially for the weight of the car. I had an E...
by Lewy
Sun 03 Feb, 2013 20:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lewy's Z3 2.8 project - latest updates Jan '16
Replies: 53
Views: 4572

Re: Lewy's Z3 2.8 project - made my decision on brakes

So I finally made my choice on the brakes. I really wanted something better than OEM BUT I didn't want to do anything like a BBK as a lot of the time, they're a bit overkill unless we're taking to the track so here's my choice - Ferodo DS2500 pads (bought from Camskill) OEM style discs from brakepar...