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by stevov
Fri 06 May, 2016 17:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Emmisions air pump removal
Replies: 12
Views: 1019

Re: Emmisions air pump removal

Removed mine a couple months ago .No light on mine. Did a code check the other day,no codes live or pending.
by stevov
Fri 06 May, 2016 16:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Basic Modifications and additional insurance costs.
Replies: 16
Views: 1303

Re: Basic Modifications and additional insurance costs.

Am a long time member and was a regional organiser with the Mitsubishi Lancer Register. Through them I got to know the owner of Pace Ward who are the MLR insurers and sponsor of the sprint series. They offered me an excellent package and were also able to insure my business when I opened my garage B...
by stevov
Fri 06 May, 2016 14:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Basic Modifications and additional insurance costs.
Replies: 16
Views: 1303

Re: Basic Modifications and additional insurance costs.

Have dealt with Jeremy at Keith Michaels in the past. Good company to deal with. Glad your sorted.
by stevov
Sat 30 Apr, 2016 18:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Genuine BMW Style 68 Alloys... With pictures and price.
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Re: Genuine BMW Style 68 Alloys. MINT

Pic of them on a z3Image
by stevov
Tue 26 Apr, 2016 09:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Basic Modifications and additional insurance costs.
Replies: 16
Views: 1303

Re: Basic Modifications and additional insurance costs.

The company I use is Pace Ward. There is also Keith Michaels, Adrian Flux. Also check the BMW performance forums especially the M car forums to see what Company's they are using. Many top forums have deals with certain insurance company's for their members. It is always better dealing with someone w...
by stevov
Tue 26 Apr, 2016 07:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Basic Modifications and additional insurance costs.
Replies: 16
Views: 1303

Re: Basic Modifications and additional insurance costs.

Wheel and tyre upgrades make your car more attractive hence more desirable hence more attention from thieves. Performance upgrades increase the likelihood of breaking the rules of the road,in more extreme cases can exceed the design parameters of the car. An example of which is non e marked racing b...
by stevov
Thu 21 Apr, 2016 21:24
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New wheels fitted
Replies: 17
Views: 2712

Re: New wheels fitted

Nice :thumb: :thumb:
by stevov
Thu 21 Apr, 2016 21:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z 3 Gear knob wanted.
Replies: 13
Views: 782

Re: Z 3 Gear knob wanted.

I went to a local breaker and scavenged through the various bmw wrecks till I found what I was looking for. Genuine zhp Msport gear knob for 4 quid. :D
by stevov
Wed 20 Apr, 2016 16:51
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Pull out chrome headight switch wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Re: Pull out chrome headight switch wanted

About 40 quid new from Bmw.just changed mine last month.
by stevov
Wed 20 Apr, 2016 16:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel offset question
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: Wheel offset question

All the wheels will move 6mm outward but when you take the increased width of the wheel into consideration the rears which are approximately 50mm wider or 25mm each way.your wheel inside clearance will decease by 19mm.on the fronts the inside clearance will decrease by roughly 6mm. That is just the ...
by stevov
Wed 13 Apr, 2016 17:35
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Genuine BMW Style 68 Alloys... With pictures and price.
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Re: Genuine BMW Style 68 Alloys. MINT

:D A very nice alloy and stagger
by stevov
Mon 11 Apr, 2016 06:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window angle adjustment
Replies: 10
Views: 1124

Re: Window angle adjustment

I find a regular liberal application of silicon spray to the door seals keeps my doors and windows completely leak free. I'm on the west coast of Scotland and have zero water ingress. The car has 155,000 miles and lives outside. Instead of trying to bend and shape the window, soften the seals so the...
by stevov
Sun 10 Apr, 2016 18:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheaper tyres
Replies: 46
Views: 4537

Re: Cheaper tyres

Is going 275 an option. Would maintain the profile.
by stevov
Sun 10 Apr, 2016 12:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Changing tyre profiles
Replies: 24
Views: 1925

Re: Changing tyre profiles

Sort mate, a bit to chav bling fussy and a nightmare to clean.
by stevov
Fri 08 Apr, 2016 16:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Changing tyre profiles
Replies: 24
Views: 1925

Re: Changing tyre profiles

I run staggered 68's on mine with 225/45 /17 on the front and 255/40/17 on the rear. You need to keep the rolling circumferences front to back and left to right similar to avoid unbalancing the abs and asc. I would not advise more than 3% front to rear and even less left to right. Also keep in mind ...
by stevov
Wed 06 Apr, 2016 12:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheaper tyres
Replies: 46
Views: 4537

Re: Cheaper tyres

Which model of pzero is the question.
pzero or pzero Nero or pzero Rosso(3 types)or pzero corsa(5 types) pzero silver,pzero Nero gt,and the list goes on. The p 6000 is not in the same league as the pzero family. It's a touring tyre.
by stevov
Wed 06 Apr, 2016 04:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheaper tyres
Replies: 46
Views: 4537

Re: Cheaper tyres

The Pirelli would also be a good choice. Their wet grip has improved alot in recent years. Previously were a good dry but suspect wet tyre but recent models have addressed the imbalance between wet and dry. For me Goodyear's consistent performance in all conditions over the years shaves it but eithe...
by stevov
Tue 05 Apr, 2016 18:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheaper tyres
Replies: 46
Views: 4537

Re: Cheaper tyres

The profile number is a percentage of the width. 30 profile is 30% of the width 285 mm. On the front the 35 is 35%of 235 mm
by stevov
Tue 05 Apr, 2016 14:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheaper tyres
Replies: 46
Views: 4537

Re: Cheaper tyres

The rolling circumference of a 235/35/19 is 1951.61 mm the closest match is the 285/30/19 which has 1971.21mm. The same profiles don't mean the same rolling circumference. I would go with the Goodyear 285/30/19 xl.
by stevov
Tue 05 Apr, 2016 04:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheaper tyres
Replies: 46
Views: 4537

Re: Cheaper tyres

Of the tyres listed I would always go with the Goodyear. used them on my 450 hp evo and on all forums get consistently good ratings. Excellent wet grip. As far as sizing goes other than N rating what does Porsche recommend. What size are the fronts as the difference in rolling circumference is over ...
by stevov
Mon 04 Apr, 2016 17:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheaper tyres
Replies: 46
Views: 4537

Re: Cheaper tyres

They may have got the insurance bit wrong but price wise they are hard to beat. Besides if your using Nankangs , directional or not is the least of your worries.
by stevov
Sun 03 Apr, 2016 15:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheaper tyres
Replies: 46
Views: 4537

Re: Cheaper tyres

It is not recommended to mix tyres on the same axle and also not recommended to mix part worn with new on the same axle.
by stevov
Sun 03 Apr, 2016 14:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheaper tyres
Replies: 46
Views: 4537

Re: Cheaper tyres

Camskill is £2.50 per tyre.
by stevov
Fri 01 Apr, 2016 15:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheaper tyres
Replies: 46
Views: 4537

Re: Cheaper tyres

I'll stick with a uk company that most times is cheaper than them all .
Camskill. Been using them for over 10 years.
by stevov
Sun 27 Mar, 2016 12:31
Forum: Performance
Topic: Staggered tyre choice
Replies: 2
Views: 942

Re: Staggered tyre choice

Only thing to watch would be the diameter difference. http://www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible_pg4.html
I find this a good site for wheel/tyre info.
by stevov
Sun 27 Mar, 2016 07:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front brakes
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Front brakes

http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww186/stevov/Mobile%20Uploads/20160229_094105_HDR.jpg http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww186/stevov/Mobile%20Uploads/20160229_093707_HDR.jpg I have these available. £50 posted. Only a couple months old. Looking to go more aggressive, carbon Lorraine or Carbotech...
by stevov
Thu 24 Mar, 2016 15:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ICE not chillin' me: speaker issues. Help...
Replies: 9
Views: 632

Re: ICE not chillin' me: speaker issues. Help...

The amp is there because the standard Bmw head unit is low wattage. When you fit an aftermarket unit usually 45watts plus the footwell amp becomes redundant.
by stevov
Thu 24 Mar, 2016 07:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ICE not chillin' me: speaker issues. Help...
Replies: 9
Views: 632

Re: ICE not chillin' me: speaker issues. Help...

Buy a decent 50w per channel headunit and bypass the footwell speaker amp. Job done and good sound.
by stevov
Thu 17 Mar, 2016 14:56
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE Z3 2.8 Twin Vanos 99 Plate - SOLD
Replies: 12
Views: 1734

Re: FOR SALE Z3 2.8 Twin Vanos 99 Plate

Image

Staggered 68's with 225 45 17 front and 255 40 17 rear :D
by stevov
Wed 16 Mar, 2016 07:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Falkens or Continentals On The Rear?
Replies: 16
Views: 2233

Re: Falkens or Continentals On The Rear?

I changed my wheels from 16 to 17 and the offset on the front from 47 to 41 which increased the pivot radius and the steering improvement was very noticeable.. Far better handling now . tyre width should not change the pivot radius. The centre line is still the centre line. Tyres don't change wheel ...
by stevov
Tue 15 Mar, 2016 17:58
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE Z3 2.8 Twin Vanos 99 Plate - SOLD
Replies: 12
Views: 1734

Re: FOR SALE Z3 2.8 Twin Vanos 99 Plate

Change the wheels mate. the handling improvement is noticeable. Still not evo territory but not bad.
by stevov
Tue 08 Mar, 2016 21:00
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.

Why would you need a garage or to lift both wheels at the same time to fit spacers. No more involved than changing a flat tyre.
by stevov
Sat 05 Mar, 2016 08:51
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Kenwood KMM-303BT
Replies: 3
Views: 886

Re: Kenwood KMM-303BT

by stevov
Sat 05 Mar, 2016 06:13
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Kenwood KMM-303BT
Replies: 3
Views: 886

Kenwood KMM-303BT

http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww186/stevov/Mobile%20Uploads/20160304_172212_HDR.jpg http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww186/stevov/Mobile%20Uploads/20160203_075716_HDR.jpg Bought this mechless headunit at Halfords. Brilliant bit of kit well priced and as you can see an excellent match illumin...
by stevov
Thu 03 Mar, 2016 08:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hubcentric spacers for 2000 2.0 Z3
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Re: Hubcentric spacers for 2000 2.0 Z3

Good website and good company to deal with. Well priced throughout their range.
by stevov
Wed 02 Mar, 2016 22:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hubcentric spacers for 2000 2.0 Z3
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Re: Hubcentric spacers for 2000 2.0 Z3

That's the set I fitted to my car a year ago.. Well priced and good quality
by stevov
Wed 02 Mar, 2016 21:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hubcentric spacers for 2000 2.0 Z3
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Re: Hubcentric spacers for 2000 2.0 Z3

JJC rally. 15 mm hubcentric supplied with longer bolts. Do not get the spacers that bolt on to your hubs and then you bolt the wheel to the spacer. A search will show why.
by stevov
Sat 27 Feb, 2016 18:32
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Re: New wheels

Had it out for a run this afternoon. Handling is much improved. The car likes the 17's and I think the additional 5mm offset each side on the front has had a positive effect on the pivot radius reducing shudder. The reduced side wall profile is probably an influence also. So far a win win change. Ei...
by stevov
Sat 27 Feb, 2016 10:57
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Re: New wheels

Cheers mate. Just a set of uniroyal 245 for the rear to get
by stevov
Sat 27 Feb, 2016 10:21
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

New wheels

Found a very nice set of staggered msport 68's with new budget tyres. Much improved appearance.Image
by stevov
Sat 27 Feb, 2016 07:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE Z3 2.8 Twin Vanos 99 Plate - SOLD
Replies: 12
Views: 1734

Re: FOR SALE Z3 2.8 Twin Vanos 99 Plate

I know the car and the owner. Car is as described and the work has been done as stated. Tidy motor and a sound lad to deal with.
by stevov
Fri 26 Feb, 2016 17:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP needed total loss of power
Replies: 36
Views: 3155

Re: HELP needed total loss of power

What sort of filtration are you using. My mates acted up after a waterpump failure and his cone filter sucked in coolant which caused the butterfly to stick after it sat for a couple days
by stevov
Sun 21 Feb, 2016 17:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP needed total loss of power
Replies: 36
Views: 3155

Re: HELP needed total loss of power

Congratulations on the birth. Glad to see the throttle behaving itself again.
by stevov
Fri 19 Feb, 2016 06:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP needed total loss of power
Replies: 36
Views: 3155

Re: HELP needed total loss of power

Thank you for your confirmation gookah. :thumb: :thumb:
by stevov
Tue 16 Feb, 2016 22:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP needed total loss of power
Replies: 36
Views: 3155

Re: HELP needed total loss of power

As gookah says that valve should move freely. It should move when you work the throttle lever..try not to force things.
by stevov
Sun 14 Feb, 2016 16:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP needed total loss of power
Replies: 36
Views: 3155

Re: HELP needed total loss of power

Check the throttle body. Chances are the butterfly valve is stuck,dirty. Clean it. The secondary valve that cuts power when the asc kicks in is stuck keeping the asc light on.
by stevov
Wed 10 Feb, 2016 14:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Facelift H7 Bulb / Headlight part
Replies: 8
Views: 1240

Re: Z3 Facelift H7 Bulb / Headlight part

Possibly price or availability but visibility should be the same.
by stevov
Wed 10 Feb, 2016 09:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Facelift H7 Bulb / Headlight part
Replies: 8
Views: 1240

Re: Z3 Facelift H7 Bulb / Headlight part

Your right on the correction but I think 4 and 5 are just the covers to keep water out. In addition item 12 looks to be the adapter to allow the use of h7 bulbs instead of the original hb3/4
by stevov
Wed 10 Feb, 2016 00:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Facelift H7 Bulb / Headlight part
Replies: 8
Views: 1240

Re: Z3 Facelift H7 Bulb / Headlight part

As said that is not a bulb holder. It the bulb. Remove it and get the number of it. Mine are the same.