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by komis
Thu 10 Jan, 2008 11:40
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rear spacers for facelift Z3 + new head unit
Replies: 16
Views: 2870

Well I fitted 10mm EIBACH spacers on each side (total track widening = 20mm). Happy to say that they don't look chav at all, actually, the whole setup maintains a very OEM appearance. The spacers helped my alloys fill the arches much better than before and they were a very tight fit and there's stil...
by komis
Thu 20 Dec, 2007 18:40
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: E46 M3 steering wheel in facelift Z3
Replies: 4
Views: 1989

UPDATE: After much £&$*"! I found out that the E46 M3 steering wheel needs serious modification to fit the facelift Z3. Yes you can fit it right on (same splines) but the slip ring is an entirely incompatible design. So you can fit it without a slip ring and the airbag will work too, but the indicat...
by komis
Fri 14 Dec, 2007 09:53
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z Roadster Moderation - NeRo’s resignation letter
Replies: 28
Views: 6033

What is this about RIVAL forums????? I didn't know there were "enemy" zeds, surely this is a joke!?!?
by komis
Fri 14 Dec, 2007 09:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Why did they put it there?
Replies: 15
Views: 860

Regarding the switches, my car has all the blanks filled up so there wouldn't be any space to put the roof switch!! Unless I swapped it with something like the ASC button... However if you have some blanks, then transferring the switch would be a piece of cake. However, regarding the OBC, I wholehea...
by komis
Thu 06 Dec, 2007 17:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Extended leather parts on ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 1161

I remember looking at the TIS instructions on how to change the dash a couple of years ago and it didn't look too hard. Actually the Z3 is built in such an uncomplicated manner, I would be surprised if you needed more than a couple of screwdrivers to do the whole thing. For that price, buy the dash ...
by komis
Thu 06 Dec, 2007 10:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Extended leather parts on ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 1161

I have the extended leather and it absolutely makes the car look and feel like a class above my old Zed which was just plastic.

If you don't have it, I'd say really really go for it!!! Fantastic find, Kiwi!
by komis
Wed 05 Dec, 2007 18:35
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rear spacers for facelift Z3 + new head unit
Replies: 16
Views: 2870

Thanks to all of you guys, much appreciated. I ordered the 20mm (10 on each side), waiting to see how it looks. I'll leave the stereo for now (got an E46 M3 steering wheel instead, I promise to post pics of how it looks in the car soon, if it fits!!) I think the spacers will definitely be an improve...
by komis
Sat 01 Dec, 2007 15:56
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: ZRoadster Calendar 2008 - now closed - calendar coming soon!
Replies: 94
Views: 5407

And one from me (photoshopped slightly)
by komis
Tue 27 Nov, 2007 22:33
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rear spacers for facelift Z3 + new head unit
Replies: 16
Views: 2870

Benlevin, spacers put more distance between the axle and your wheels, effectively widening the rear track by pushing the wheels out. Depends what you define "expensive" to be, I'm looking at about £60 to get a set from a reputable maker. C_W thanks for your tips and the link, I will get the Eibach s...
by komis
Sun 25 Nov, 2007 22:48
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rear spacers for facelift Z3 + new head unit
Replies: 16
Views: 2870

Thanks, I meant 20mm total (i.e. 10mm each side) :))))) Not trying to build a monster truck here!! Unfortunately the car is abroad so I can't really measure it, but I was wondering if anyone had gone down the same route here and could recommend a size (and hopefully share some pics). Having searched...
by komis
Sun 25 Nov, 2007 22:04
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rear spacers for facelift Z3 + new head unit
Replies: 16
Views: 2870

Thanks guys, My photoshopping must be getting better if you couldn't tell it was a copy-paste job :) Both pics are photoshopped, so the fitting would probably be much better (I hope). I thought the Clarion would be cool because of the shark gills, luckily its illumination is also customisable so it ...
by komis
Sun 25 Nov, 2007 15:16
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rear spacers for facelift Z3 + new head unit
Replies: 16
Views: 2870

Rear spacers for facelift Z3 + new head unit

Guys, I need to decide on some Xmas prezzies for my Z. I was looking at some pics of my Z and started thinking the rear wheels could do with some spacers to fill the arches more nicely. Anyone know what size I should go for? I was thinking about 20mm H&R from www.motorsportworld.co.uk (they sell Pow...
by komis
Sun 25 Nov, 2007 14:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: A 2.8 Zed on E bay with some bizarre mods.......
Replies: 42
Views: 5720

What? No LV leather? :D CHECK OUT THOSE DATSUN MIRRORS!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!
by komis
Thu 22 Nov, 2007 22:47
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: City Link couriers
Replies: 18
Views: 1266

Same feelings here, always have had to collect with CityLink because they deliver at the most unconvenient of times and cannot make appointments or even give you a call. Fortunately their depot is about 15 minutes walk from my flat, so not too bad (although once I got really annoyed as the "delivery...
by komis
Tue 20 Nov, 2007 18:56
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Warm hats for winter!
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Loving the disclaimer at the end of the listing :)
by komis
Fri 16 Nov, 2007 09:57
Forum: Computer help
Topic: My Lap Top on a go slow
Replies: 36
Views: 7018

Sounds like Norton's to blame. Did you install this recently and have you got it permanently on and sweeping every single file that gets opened up? Documents scanned recently won't be scanned again if you try to open them again, but those that haven't will be, invoking Norton AV, which will take a m...
by komis
Tue 13 Nov, 2007 10:16
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Documentary about road charging.
Replies: 14
Views: 727

I watched that too... there was ONE really important bit that wasn't emphasised highly enough. Did you see the man jumping round and crossing an intersection in London diagonally? Well if you did, you know what I mean - stupid traffic signal timing. I can only speak for Glasgow, but here, during rus...
by komis
Mon 12 Nov, 2007 15:53
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Designing a BMW
Replies: 6
Views: 558

I feel academically obliged to help, but I have two comments regarding your 2nd and 3rd question. Clarify what you mean by "journeys taken" - are you looking for length of journey, type of journey, frequency of journey etc. Be specific in what you ask of people, especially in on-line surveys where y...
by komis
Mon 12 Nov, 2007 15:37
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Reservoir Zed
Replies: 16
Views: 1998

Yes but you're the one in the Z3 and they're the ones in the pile'o'sh|t

:twisted:

I love your car, it's exactly the same as mine (only mine is a 2.8) :)
by komis
Sun 11 Nov, 2007 13:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2.8z coupe £6000
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Nice one TopfuelKing :) I'm going to go for it, I think :)
by komis
Fri 09 Nov, 2007 09:17
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: What do you think of this plate?
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

I thought P B RNN (and then an image of Pete Burns sprang to mind, shudder shudder brrrrr...)
by komis
Mon 05 Nov, 2007 16:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Chrome Gator install
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Had this in my 1.9. Is it the "pilot sport" thing you bought? The leather just sort of "peels off" from the plastic thing and you must then perforate it with the screws to keep it in place in the new gaitor surround. The screws somehow caught on the inner edges of where the plastic thing used to res...
by komis
Mon 05 Nov, 2007 16:27
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z4M steering wheel...
Replies: 3
Views: 666

There was an MZ4 steering wheel on eBay recently, the owner claimed it fit the e46 steering column perfectly and had piccies to prove. The airbag connectors also apparently fit correctly (obviously no connectors for the multifunction system though). So as long as your Z3 is a facelift (post-2000), t...
by komis
Sun 28 Oct, 2007 11:37
Forum: Performance
Topic: M52TU Manifold conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 22537

Well, can't help with the time, but we really should have set up a Z3 R&D fund a long time ago!!! Let us know how you get on with this :) I've always found it extremely weird that the 2.8 is a whole 40 ponies less than the 3.0 considering the small difference in engine capacity. I imagine that a lar...
by komis
Sat 27 Oct, 2007 16:16
Forum: Performance
Topic: M52TU Manifold conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 22537

Mike, did you ever get round to doing this?
by komis
Thu 11 Oct, 2007 20:29
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Enable sport mode in your S54 MZ3
Replies: 14
Views: 2212

Enable sport mode in your S54 MZ3

Here's a little interesting article I came across... should set a few of you on fire :P

Sport mode in S54B32 MZ3
by komis
Sat 06 Oct, 2007 13:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: name that site..
Replies: 16
Views: 816

by komis
Fri 05 Oct, 2007 09:56
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Cheap 98 Z3MR
Replies: 15
Views: 4328

Chris you're right - in theory they should pay back. However this somehow beyond the point. The fact is that the guy wanted a neat TT the way he wanted it, and now because of the inspection, he has to deal with a car that could well prove to be stolen, or put together from halves or god knows what e...
by komis
Thu 04 Oct, 2007 09:35
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Cheap 98 Z3MR
Replies: 15
Views: 4328

A word of warning regarding RAC and AA inspections: A friend of mine bought a TT a few months ago from a dealer but thought it'd be worth having it fully AA inspected (yes, the expensive one), as he's not mechanically-minded (for lack of a better term!!). The car was badged as a a quattro, advertise...
by komis
Sun 30 Sep, 2007 16:15
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Les Zeds Francophones
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

Les Zeds Francophones

Not my car, but here's the equivalent "Gallery" thread from a French Z forum.

If you love looking at Zeds, there are some pretty amazing pictures in there!!
by komis
Sun 30 Sep, 2007 15:17
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Lewis Hamilton - World Champion elect?
Replies: 35
Views: 1517

Having also watched the Red Bull Air Races this weekend I think they should make smoke machines on the back of F1 cars compulsory for when it's not raining :)

Just kidding, but what a smashing race, I couldn't agree more with Pingu's comments here.
by komis
Mon 24 Sep, 2007 19:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: pretty good conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 732

pretty good conversion

Must admit THIS GUYseems to have done a pretty good job converting a 1.9 to look like an MR... Should have been cheaper to do it the other way round though!
by komis
Wed 19 Sep, 2007 23:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: painting the dash, selecting a cd player and alloy wheels
Replies: 16
Views: 796

I don't know about the leather, it was just an idea off the top of my head :) I would imagine you'd need a thin sheet of leather, a good pair of scissors and some adhesive. Maybe you could get an expert car trimmer to do it for you. Don't know how hard it would be but if successful, it should be meg...
by komis
Tue 18 Sep, 2007 10:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: painting the dash, selecting a cd player and alloy wheels
Replies: 16
Views: 796

How about you purchase a sheet of leather and use that instead of paint?
by komis
Tue 11 Sep, 2007 11:45
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Flashing Oil Level Light
Replies: 3
Views: 412

My e46 oil level light comes on for about 10 seconds after I've started the engine and then goes out. This is due to an errant oil level sensor, nothing to worry about, as long as the car's not loosing any oil of course!!! It's not an expensive fault to fix but it requires a change of oil and as I o...
by komis
Tue 11 Sep, 2007 11:39
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: The M is Back!
Replies: 15
Views: 1213

Couldn't you possibly just change the exhaust tips then? I'm sure any custom exhaust shop worth their money would be happy to do it 8-)
by komis
Wed 25 Jul, 2007 19:29
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: E46 M3 steering wheel in facelift Z3
Replies: 4
Views: 1989

Thanks, that is one very interesting looking cockpit!!!

I've put a bid in on eBay, hopefully will manage to bag one :)
by komis
Tue 24 Jul, 2007 22:24
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: E46 M3 steering wheel in facelift Z3
Replies: 4
Views: 1989

E46 M3 steering wheel in facelift Z3

Well... I'm thinking about keeping the airbag from my original steering wheel and just changing the rim for that of an E46 M3. They look like they accept the same airbag type for my 2000 facelift (sport steering wheel with the twin bottom spokes) so I'm wondering if it's doable!!! The realOEM diagra...
by komis
Sat 14 Jul, 2007 12:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How many have you had?
Replies: 34
Views: 1326

My naughty little girls:
1 Arctic Silver 96 1.9
1 Titan Silver 00 2.8
by komis
Sat 16 Jun, 2007 23:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How to tell between 8 and 16v on a 1.9
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Or you can type your VIN into realOEM.com

M43 is the 8v engine, M44 is the 16v one.
by komis
Wed 06 Jun, 2007 18:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Classic & Sportscar test and photo shoot 27/4/07
Replies: 8
Views: 805

So this is it then, the Z is officially a classic :)
by komis
Sat 19 May, 2007 20:33
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Leather seats repair? Any advice
Replies: 13
Views: 2432

Ok I spent about 15 minutes using that eBay leather dye.. So far the results are pretty impressive considering the amount of effort I had to put into it! The dye comes in a small bottle and it's pretty thick, I applied it with one of these wettex pads (the instructions say a sponge will do just as w...
by komis
Thu 17 May, 2007 10:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: lost another light, down to 2 now after only 3000 miles...
Replies: 12
Views: 642

I had been driving my old 1.9 it with a semi-working thermostat for 500 miles or so (only symptom was heater cold when stopped and I didn't know what that meant), which caused the last couple of lights go out really quickly. Indy said it was because of the engine running a richer mixture and the com...
by komis
Thu 17 May, 2007 10:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: how fast am I?
Replies: 20
Views: 1039

Mike is right but let us remember that nowadays it's the 0-30 performance that counts with all the cameras around. :evil: To be honest I also do rate the 0-60 performance quite highly, because that's what i will be forced to use for 90% of my life. The other component for adrenaline-raising driving ...
by komis
Tue 15 May, 2007 15:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another question between 2.8 and 3.0
Replies: 11
Views: 513

4) Would need to look into this. 3.0s did come in Sport guise whereas 2.8s didn't. With sport you got LSD, Snazzy wheels, mesh grill under number plate, sports seats yadda yadda yadda, other forum members will develop upon this for you, I'm sure. My 2.8 facelift has LSD, M-suspension and sports sea...
by komis
Mon 14 May, 2007 18:19
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Leather seats repair? Any advice
Replies: 13
Views: 2432

Just bought this from eBay

Will let you know how I get on with the side bolster on my 3er once I get around to doing it... The car needs to be left alone for the paint to dry for a couple of days, by the looks of it.
by komis
Mon 14 May, 2007 18:14
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Piccies of my new 3
Replies: 7
Views: 1896

Hey looks like you fitted a huge LPG tank in the back :P How's it working out for you?

Just kidding, lovely car :)
by komis
Thu 10 May, 2007 18:04
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Highlander III - 11th to 13th May 2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2411

Where y'all meeting? I'd like to drive over and say hi in the 3er if it's not too far away (or too early!).

The z4um is down so I can't see the route...
by komis
Mon 07 May, 2007 19:56
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: French Tour. Calais to Nice
Replies: 42
Views: 4489

Take the Napoleon route and you will NOT regret it :) Stay off the motorway though! Amazing twisties and spectacular scenery, you won't want it to end!
by komis
Mon 07 May, 2007 19:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: what do you think of this zed
Replies: 15
Views: 912

I would have replied to Senna's post saying something like "it depends on why you bought it LHD in the first place, maybe you just happen to own a villa abroad", but then I'd be falling into the very trap of trying to prove I'm not tight :D :D :D :D TIGHT IS RIGHT baby, plants grow out of the earth ...