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by stevov
Sun 07 Feb, 2016 22:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear spaces on 2000 reg Z3 2.0 ltr Auto.
Replies: 12
Views: 1434

Re: Rear spaces on 2000 reg Z3 2.0 ltr Auto.

Would respectfully disagree with your recommendation for bolt on Spacers as opposed to bolt through. Would also say make sure they are hubcentric and would recommend 15mm max each side http://www.mbclub.co.uk/forums/general-discussion/136405-warning-wheel-spacers.html Follow the link in article to t...
by stevov
Sat 06 Feb, 2016 18:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: head light switch
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: head light switch

Just fit a new one to mine
10 minute job and 40 quid for the switch from bmw.
by stevov
Thu 04 Feb, 2016 09:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: So it's still not handling how I'd want...
Replies: 64
Views: 5835

Re: So it's still not handling how I'd want...

I'm running uniroyal rainsport 3.brilliant wet and very good dry tyre.
by stevov
Wed 03 Feb, 2016 07:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: So it's still not handling how I'd want...
Replies: 64
Views: 5835

Re: So it's still not handling how I'd want...

Until you make sure of the condition of the suspension components any discussion on handling is pointless. Once you know the mechanics are right then you can move on to tyre choice, ride heights and geometry settings. It's taken me a few months to get mine where I am happy with it at speed on b road...
by stevov
Tue 15 Dec, 2015 16:16
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21270

Re: Cinders

Skipping on the rear, check the rear shocks. Probably one at least away. Change the top mounts also.
by stevov
Fri 27 Nov, 2015 23:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD.......293 hp supercharged 2.8 for £5000
Replies: 25
Views: 4168

Re: SOLD.......293 hp supercharged 2.8 for £5000

These setups have to be properly mapped on a dyno. Find a specialist with experience in bmw mapping.
by stevov
Sun 15 Nov, 2015 20:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone else SORN for winter?
Replies: 13
Views: 1313

Re: Anyone else SORN for winter?

Daily driver. Keep it clean and wash underneath. All undersealed paint freshened and all new suspension plus a ton of other improvements. Just got to find another 100hp.supercharger on the menu . Took a while but happy with the balance and geometry.
by stevov
Sun 15 Nov, 2015 10:30
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For sale: 2001 BMW Z3 3.0i manual (silver / black) - manual
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Re: For sale: 2001 BMW Z3 3.0i manual (silver / black) - man

Hi mate pics would help and a list of what you spent 4000 pounds on would help.
by stevov
Tue 27 Oct, 2015 07:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Easy MOT history check for any car
Replies: 27
Views: 1851

Re: Easy MOT history check for any car

Tester is not permitted to make adjustments or repairs during test.
by stevov
Wed 21 Oct, 2015 13:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Tyres Advice Please
Replies: 17
Views: 1465

Re: New Tyres Advice Please

Uniroyal rainsport 3. Brilliant tyre.
by stevov
Fri 16 Oct, 2015 06:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: NOW FOUND Fan shroud for 99 z3 2.8
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: WANTED Fan shroud for 99 z3 2.8

Welcome aboard mate
by stevov
Thu 15 Oct, 2015 15:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Does resetting the red SES really improve performance?
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: Does resetting the red SES really improve performance?

By wire or cable is irrelevant. In the same way the ecu controls timing and fueling for various grades of fuel so the ecu will control fuel and timing when the system says something is not quite right. Not so much a limp home mode, but pull back a couple degrees timing and add a little fuel and pres...
by stevov
Thu 24 Sep, 2015 12:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ZRoadster.net Members with Diagnostic Kit
Replies: 90
Views: 29443

Re: ZRoadster.net Members with Diagnostic Kit

Snap on solus pro, G Scan, Autel md801, Draper inspection reset tool, 20-16 pin adapter.
by stevov
Wed 23 Sep, 2015 09:08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: WHAT IF YOU DIDN'T DRIVE A Z3
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: WHAT IF YOU DIDN'T DRIVE A Z3

The condition of any car is dependant on use and environment. Your z lives in South Africa. No salt on the roads. I regularly see evo's freshly imported from Japan that are 17-20 years old with no rust what so ever. Many pampered cars live in garages and are fair weather cars especially 2 seater con...
by stevov
Mon 21 Sep, 2015 19:11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: WHAT IF YOU DIDN'T DRIVE A Z3
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: WHAT IF YOU DIDN'T DRIVE A Z3

Will be going back to a performance car.the z is nice enough but to slow and lacking in handling.10 years and 140,000 miles in a 450 hp Evo has spoiled me. I have an itch for a tuned slk32 amg but after that back to evos.
by stevov
Tue 08 Sep, 2015 07:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: TCS Coming on for no reason
Replies: 25
Views: 1862

Re: TCS Coming on for no reason

The timing of this occurring would suggest the possibility of one of the front abs sensors at fault. Is it just the TCS light coming on. Are the tyres the correct size. Can you get the car checked for codes.
by stevov
Sun 16 Aug, 2015 18:22
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Newbie from Scotland
Replies: 13
Views: 1902

Re: Newbie from Scotland

Don't know about the forum but know a couple owners in Ayrshire.
by stevov
Sun 16 Aug, 2015 14:59
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Newbie from Scotland
Replies: 13
Views: 1902

Re: Newbie from Scotland

Another Scot. :thumb:
by stevov
Sat 08 Aug, 2015 13:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Does this need fixing?
Replies: 42
Views: 2480

Re: Does this need fixing?

The discs are the same size or smaller than the 3 series saloon. A popular brake upgrade is to put the 300mm discs from saloons on with the original calipers and pads. Z3 has 280 mm discs. So no more area than everything else. The calipers are common to a lot more than just z3's. As far as wider tyr...
by stevov
Sat 08 Aug, 2015 11:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Does this need fixing?
Replies: 42
Views: 2480

Re: Does this need fixing?

So, how often do you have to check every mechanical part of your car before you drive it. Do you have your car up on your ramps looking at every steering joint before each journey, as you seem to be suggesting? I have a car that is well capable of doing Iver 100mph, but I dont drive it on the road ...
by stevov
Sat 08 Aug, 2015 10:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Does this need fixing?
Replies: 42
Views: 2480

Re: Does this need fixing?

Iirc disc thickness is not measured on an mot. http://www.mottesting.org.uk/index.html Mot simply means that at that moment in time your car met a few relevant standards. As soon as you leave the station it becomes just a piece of paper. ie put the cat on to pass emissions then remove after test is ...
by stevov
Sat 08 Aug, 2015 08:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Does this need fixing?
Replies: 42
Views: 2480

Re: Does this need fixing?

The sad thing is the discs were left to get to this point. Discs have a minimum thickness and should be checked for it. Disc was measured on 14/07/2014 and was 26.79mm. Minimum thickness is 26.4mm. I'll measure the disc when I remove it and report the result. Don't know if you noticed but that was ...
by stevov
Fri 07 Aug, 2015 21:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Does this need fixing?
Replies: 42
Views: 2480

Re: Does this need fixing?

The sad thing is the discs were left to get to this point. Discs have a minimum thickness and should be checked for it.
by stevov
Wed 05 Aug, 2015 12:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Advice please on fitting coilovers
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: Advice please on fitting coilovers

Have seen the likes of these time and again. Show and shine specials. Just not worth the time to fit them. The fact that as mentioned the rear adjuster only lowers to stock height means they were actually made for a different model and just happen to fit the z also. On the front, height adjustment c...
by stevov
Thu 30 Jul, 2015 09:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Snap on Solus Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

Re: Snap on Solus Pro

Bttt
by stevov
Sun 19 Jul, 2015 10:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Best Place To Sell My Z3
Replies: 20
Views: 1450

Re: Best Place To Sell My Z3

Gumtree Hi Steve. Was it his/hers/theirs to sell !!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????? Don't know but at the same time I paid 1500 for my 2000 z3 2.0lt. Go on auto trader, Gumtree, eBay, Piston heads there are many for sale. If you keep your eyes open you'll find some amazing buys.http://www.zroadster.net/fo...
by stevov
Sat 18 Jul, 2015 19:44
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Best Place To Sell My Z3
Replies: 20
Views: 1450

Re: Best Place To Sell My Z3

Gumtree
by stevov
Sat 18 Jul, 2015 18:18
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Best Place To Sell My Z3
Replies: 20
Views: 1450

Re: Best Place To Sell My Z3

The car looks lovely but to be honest the price is what may be the problem. I appreciate yours is low mileage but that combined with the price reduces your market to a very few who are looking for an immaculate trophy. My friend just sold his red 98, 2.8 with hard top, luggage rack and case, recent ...
by stevov
Thu 09 Jul, 2015 07:19
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: BMW Business radio/cassette
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Re: BMW Business radio/cassette

6 speakers. 2 behind seats 2 tweeters in Upper door and 2 in footwear. The speaker in the left footwell has a small amp attached to boost sound as the head unit is a low power unit. Often the amp has stopped working resulting in the footwell speakers not working. There is info on bypassing this in k...
by stevov
Fri 03 Jul, 2015 09:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3658

Re: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?

Brushed aluminium silver
by stevov
Thu 18 Jun, 2015 22:49
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: ? Big end faliure again!
Replies: 16
Views: 2606

Re: ? Big end faliure again!

Personally would never recommend grinding crankshafts. Either new or a good second hand that measures in spec.
by stevov
Thu 18 Jun, 2015 22:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Which Z3 to get?
Replies: 13
Views: 1338

Re: Which Z3 to get?

55 recently sold my 450hp evo and bought the 2.0 z3 as an in-between. Nice enough car handling ok but not great even after new suspension, poly bushes, strut brace etc. I own a performance garage so have driven a large selection of cars. One customer has a 2.8 z3.quicker but not that much better. Wi...
by stevov
Wed 10 Jun, 2015 21:18
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Has anyone tried the new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
Replies: 16
Views: 2259

Re: Has anyone tried the new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2

Uniroyal rainsport 3. Price and wet grip second to none. Dry grip very good also. Every customer that's tried them has loved them. 450 hp evos , golf gti, seat leons alfa gtv and my own z3.
by stevov
Wed 27 May, 2015 20:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: running out of revs
Replies: 16
Views: 1991

Re: running out of revs

Regular use, regular maintenance, good quality oil(Mobil1 0w40)no additives required.
by stevov
Tue 12 May, 2015 14:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Snap on Solus Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

Re: Snap on Solus Pro

Bump for a professional tool not a toy.
by stevov
Mon 11 May, 2015 20:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How is the air bag light still on?
Replies: 18
Views: 2371

Re: How is the air bag light still on?

Readers often do not have the ability to clear airbag and other safety codes. If they were so capable it would negate the reason for myself and other mechs from spending thousands on diagnostic equipment.
by stevov
Thu 30 Apr, 2015 16:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Speedo stopped working
Replies: 20
Views: 1776

Re: Speedo stopped working

bertiejaffa wrote:If you find theres nothing in front of you and lots of things in your rear view mirror then you're probably going too fast... (sorry doesn't help your question I know but...)
Sorry but I have to disagree. If there are lots of things in your rear view mirror you're going to slow :D
by stevov
Fri 24 Apr, 2015 16:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Snap on Solus Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

Re: Snap on Solus Pro

Reasonable offers considered.
by stevov
Thu 23 Apr, 2015 17:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: RS-JK5 Deep Dish Wheels Alloys / Tyres For Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 2281

Re: RS-JK5 Wheels / Tyres For Sale

Paisley Freight for shipping.
by stevov
Sun 19 Apr, 2015 20:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT - just scraped through :( any advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Re: MOT - just scraped through :( any advice?

Given the low mileage you do I would go Mobil 1 0w40. IMHO one of the best oils available and the 0W cold rating ensures the fastest possible pressure build up on cold starting. This oil has served me without fail for almost 140,000 miles in a 450/450 evo5. You need to check the voltage under load. ...
by stevov
Sun 19 Apr, 2015 09:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT - just scraped through :( any advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Re: MOT - just scraped through :( any advice?

2 and a half years since its last oil change. Yearly at the very least. The low mileage makes it worse as your oil is holding the water of 2 1/2 years condensation cycles with the engine probably never run long enough at temperature to evaporate the suspended water. Your sport cat is probably a 200 ...
by stevov
Tue 07 Apr, 2015 16:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Snap on Solus Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

Snap on Solus Pro

Snap On Solus Pro diagnostic computer. Running13.2 software with 32 keys, case and charger.
£700.00.
Email or pm or text/phone 07904789509
Link to pic http://www.lancerregister.com/showthread.php?t=503357
by stevov
Sun 05 Apr, 2015 14:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insurance - result :-)
Replies: 25
Views: 2383

Re: Insurance - result :-)

I'll stick with Pace Ward. High performance specialists, track day cover, sprint cover all modifications, etc. Sometimes cheap is exactly that. Can end up fighting for your cover over an overlooked mod or uprated brake pads and the like. Specialist may be a little more but when push comes to shove I...
by stevov
Fri 27 Mar, 2015 19:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0L =- what tyres?
Replies: 14
Views: 1913

Re: 3.0L =- what tyres?

Have used Goodyear all 3 variants, Michelin ps2,Hankook v12evo,yokohama ao46,Toyo t1r, all on a 450hp evo but have been using Uniroyal rainsport 3 exclusively on the evo, alfa GTV and z3 for the past year. Amazing wet grip and excellent dry. Camskill tyres have excellent prices.
by stevov
Sun 22 Mar, 2015 14:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 90,000 today
Replies: 19
Views: 1123

Re: 90,000 today

145,000 on mine. Rock solid and not a rattle.
by stevov
Sun 01 Mar, 2015 06:50
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: ALLOYS WANTED
Replies: 7
Views: 1036

Re: ALLOYS WANTED

Heads up for car parts shipping. Paisley Freight. For example 4 wheels and tyres 17 inch or under for 30 quid.
by stevov
Thu 26 Feb, 2015 07:52
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M Spacers
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: Z3M Spacers

JJC Race and Rally for spacers and bolts. Got 15mm from them and they come with bolts. Excellent fit and sub 50 quid.
by stevov
Tue 17 Feb, 2015 22:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Time to insure again
Replies: 8
Views: 992

Re: Time to insure again

Pace Ward. Performance car specialist.
by stevov
Fri 06 Feb, 2015 07:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Must have a service?
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: Must have a service?

Would advise an engine oil and filter every year. A transmission oil and filter change will probably help your shift issue.
by stevov
Sat 31 Jan, 2015 17:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 3.0i faster than a Honda NSX-R
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Z3 3.0i faster than a Honda NSX-R

Eau Rouge and Mini Karrusel