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by komis
Wed 25 Oct, 2006 10:43
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: BMW 3G EWS alarm-coding keyfobs-SOLVED!!
Replies: 81
Views: 170920

zedebee - I think that for some models (post-99) you can have that function programmed on or off by the dealer or someone with the appropriate computer equipment. Not sure about older cars though.. I don't think it's a DIY job anyway! SilverSpoon - The reference point is step 5 and on. If you can g...
by komis
Wed 25 Oct, 2006 09:41
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: BMW 3G EWS alarm-coding keyfobs-SOLVED!!
Replies: 81
Views: 170920

The engine bay box switches the siren on-off. I'm not sure I understand what are you trying to do exactly.. Are you just trying to get an additional keyfob programmed into your alarm system? If so, you need to follow steps 5 and on ONLY. The problem I had with mine is that apparently the battery had...
by komis
Wed 25 Oct, 2006 09:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Central Locking Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 301

I had the same problem on mine and it turned out to be a faulty lock motor, got one off a 3-series (eBay) for £5 and it's been perfect ever since.

Some people also suggest checking the wiring loom where it enters the trunk for split cables.
by komis
Thu 19 Oct, 2006 11:02
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z3 photomuckingabout
Replies: 23
Views: 1192

Well it looks like someone had the same idea and applied it to a Boxster:

HERE

It's $5K a go, mamma mia!!!!
by komis
Tue 17 Oct, 2006 11:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: original fit tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 457

I can confirm the Dunlop for post-99s, mine's still on its original set (less than 20k on the clock). They're not too bad but then again I haven't tried the F1s everyone seems to rave about.

The old 1.9 had Kumho Ecstas and they were actually rather good for the engine size.
by komis
Tue 17 Oct, 2006 11:26
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Specs Cameras
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Sometimes I get this feeling that people who are somehow involved in speed cameras (manufacture, design, installation, running) either don't drive or are very fond of their cruise control buttons. I would have very much preferred that 120 million raised a year go to employ real policemen to do a pro...
by komis
Fri 13 Oct, 2006 18:03
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Could this be a dodgy deal?
Replies: 13
Views: 533

I know it's hard but sometimes you have to give out some tough love. Just do the right thing and buy your missus another Z, you know it's the only way :) Seriously though, I would also advise to just forget about that car. If the parents wanted their son to sell it, they would have just transferred ...
by komis
Tue 10 Oct, 2006 20:34
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 for Hire.
Replies: 5
Views: 798

I've heard a similar story about the Z3 coupe, which was developed by BMW engineers in a basement before the "boss" saw it, liked it and ordered the go-ahead. I don't know if I should believe such stuff but the automotive world is full of crazy and emotional choices, just look at why Lamborghini dec...
by komis
Sun 08 Oct, 2006 17:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hello Zetti Community
Replies: 2
Views: 222

What a nice message!

Welcome to the forum, you definately seem as passionate about your Z as all of us here :) Post some pics of your car please!!
by komis
Fri 06 Oct, 2006 22:06
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z3 photomuckingabout
Replies: 23
Views: 1192

10 years ago I was just finishing school so that would have probably been unlikely... Thanks for the nice comments though!

I must however admit I actually DO like the breadvan... A LOT!!!!!!

Why not start our own business building custom hard-tops!! I mean, how hard could it really be?
by komis
Fri 06 Oct, 2006 08:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Vanos noise on M54 3.0l!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1069

Hey my VANOS is fine but I could use any excuse to go through Holland on my next Euroblast :P

When you say £800 does that include all parts and labor for a brand new VANOS?
by komis
Fri 06 Oct, 2006 08:39
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z3 photomuckingabout
Replies: 23
Views: 1192

Yes I did, but I didn't tell you the best part, I also had the door and ignition locks changed so now he has to ask my permission if he wants to drive it :P
by komis
Thu 05 Oct, 2006 23:19
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z3 photomuckingabout
Replies: 23
Views: 1192

Wee prezzie for 321bhp

Image

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by komis
Thu 05 Oct, 2006 19:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Vanos noise on M54 3.0l!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1069

True true... double Vanos even on my M52TU 2.8... Maybe this has been posted before but do you guys know about the recall on the timing chain tensioner? Apparently BMW have changed it for a longer unit which is designed to prevent VANOS de-synch... there was a website I came across with a guy detail...
by komis
Thu 05 Oct, 2006 19:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: retrofit rear speakers
Replies: 1
Views: 255

If you get yourself a copy of the TIS, either on eBay or download off BitTorrent or Emule, you can get hold of all the instructions.

IIRC it involves drilling with a circular saw to cut the holes and laying new wiring in (nothing's pre-wired).
by komis
Wed 04 Oct, 2006 01:07
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z3 advert
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Z3 advert

I don't think THIS has been posted before... I hope you will enjoy it :)

Quick follow up with a good sprinkling of some Z3 CHEESE
by komis
Mon 02 Oct, 2006 09:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How effective is the factory ASC+T?
Replies: 26
Views: 1641

At times it flickers so briefly in the wet that I got to thinking "Hey, if the ASC didn't kick in I could of had a really great power slide going there... That would have looked really awesome.. and it wasn't like it did much". Followed through with this theory a few months after getting my zed by ...
by komis
Sun 01 Oct, 2006 19:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bye bye Zed
Replies: 22
Views: 1600

No need to win the lottery to be a bmw driver at all!

Enjoy your new Smart and hopefully see you around the forum from time to time :)
by komis
Fri 29 Sep, 2006 16:02
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z3 photomuckingabout
Replies: 23
Views: 1192

funniest ever photoshop thread

CLICK ME
by komis
Thu 28 Sep, 2006 23:23
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z3 photomuckingabout
Replies: 23
Views: 1192

Z3 photomuckingabout

I was playing about in photoshop and ended up with this 60's style coupe by using the original hardtop as a basis.

I thought the result was quite funny but I ended up liking that retro look so I thought I'd post it here, hopefully you'll have a good laugh just like i did :)
by komis
Thu 28 Sep, 2006 10:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wing Mirror Shell
Replies: 3
Views: 308

The central metal bit is quite expensive, if you've broken it. You can use liquid metal (araldite) to glue it together though and it forms a really good bond, although you will loose the folding functionality.

I may have a front cover and possibly a rear cover too if you need those.
by komis
Fri 22 Sep, 2006 21:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I-Pod Installation
Replies: 9
Views: 923

As previously said, it all depends where you want to store your ipod. In my car, I've installed an aux socket where the ashtray usually is. The car came with a non-smoker package so instead of the ashtray I have a little storage area. I ran the aux stereo cable from the rear of my unit right under t...
by komis
Mon 18 Sep, 2006 22:58
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Road to Nowhere 2: Going Nowhere Fast, Sat 4th Nov, Scotland
Replies: 15
Views: 2072

I HATE YOU (i want to go but my car is in Greece) :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: :bawl:

slight chance of my parents driving it back for me but it's very slight...
by komis
Fri 15 Sep, 2006 10:00
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Holiday piccies
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Thanks guys... driving down was close to 3,000 kilometers as I took lots of back roads instead of the motorways. Again the satnav proved to be a fantastically accurate tool, I can't praise it enough! Best parts of the trip were the tunnel in Monaco and walking on the volcano in Santorini... a truly ...
by komis
Thu 14 Sep, 2006 19:39
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Holiday piccies
Replies: 4
Views: 315

(continued)
by komis
Thu 14 Sep, 2006 19:34
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Holiday piccies
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Holiday piccies

Some nice pics for you all :)

Car: 2000 Z3 2.8 sport
Route: Glasgow, Dover, Calais, Paris, Grenoble, Nice, Monaco, Pisa, Ancona and finally into Greece, Zante, Athens, Santorini

(read from bottom of posts up, as i mucked up the order of the attachments!!!!!)
by komis
Thu 14 Sep, 2006 09:35
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: The M is really flying at the moment...
Replies: 31
Views: 1968

AMEN FOR VPOWER... I've used it regularly when on holidays in Greece and it's darn good!!! Heck, it even makes my parents' old corolla 1.3 go!! You SHOULD try out the V-Power Racing edition if you get a chance (100RON), although I haven't seen it anywhere else in Europe apart from Greece. Mega-expen...
by komis
Sat 15 Jul, 2006 21:10
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: GOOD LUCK Mr RObBruce
Replies: 18
Views: 1133

Great news, have a happy life together (and hopefully don't get rid of the Z too soon!!!!)
by komis
Wed 12 Jul, 2006 13:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rattle in the dash
Replies: 5
Views: 346

I had a rattle seemingly from inside the dash which then developed into a squeak. It turned out to be the rubber stoppers on the bonnet, right by the bonnet hinges. Try to tighten these and see if it helps.
by komis
Mon 10 Jul, 2006 18:18
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Glamis Castle - 32nd Scottish Transport Extravaganza (pics)
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Nice pics!!!!

Seeing the stuntman I remembered:

#"When will I see you... again... will I have to waittt...."#

"Soon enough, if you don't cook it properly!"
by komis
Mon 10 Jul, 2006 18:04
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: ZM History
Replies: 4
Views: 801

The chassis number is WBSCK91080 LD20252 might be an indicator!!! It's not quite the 253rd car ever made-I'd probably say it's the 253rd of that batch, based on the info *here* . Am I right? By the way the VIN info in that link probably isn't all right: It's fine for my 2.8 but the 1.9 (LA15118) wa...
by komis
Sun 09 Jul, 2006 19:16
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: World Cup Final
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Dropping in for a quick look at half time - obviously nothing here!!!!

Pizza in the oven, beer in the freezer for a quick chill and getting ready for the 2nd half!!!!
by komis
Sun 09 Jul, 2006 10:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Zeds Dead Baby, Zeds Dead!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1936

none of whom had been taught to leave the car in gear in case they tried to start in gear and so moved forward a little YOU MUST BE KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What kind of COMPLETE IDIOT teaches a new driver to PARK THE CAR IN NEUTRAL for such a STUPID reason!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
by komis
Fri 07 Jul, 2006 20:54
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: My Modded Z3, The way I think it should be done ???
Replies: 53
Views: 6094

I LOVE IT :)

Very very nice, well done!!!! Any work on the interior?
by komis
Wed 05 Jul, 2006 09:59
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Just got Sh** upon by a seagull before I put the roof up!
Replies: 18
Views: 1928

Arght not you too!!! Driving in Glasgow yesterday evening, I thought I saw something drop from the sky in front of me, braked instinctively and a load of droppings splattered my bonnet and windscreen... YUCK!!!!!!! They were HUGE!!!! Got a very tiny bit in the cabin on the subwoofer grille which cle...
by komis
Tue 04 Jul, 2006 18:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Meaning of Life ????
Replies: 28
Views: 703

ROFLMAO :mrgreen:

Such an operatic affair this forum, isn't it?
by komis
Tue 04 Jul, 2006 18:41
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: 6th July - Z4 Coupe Launch(Glasgow)
Replies: 6
Views: 1416

I work right next to Henry Bros. They have a huge banner outside their showroom advertising the event so I don't think you need to worry about numbers!!!!! In any case I will be there around 8ish, so hopefully I might get to meet some of you :) If you see a saddo with a light blue zed tee shirt, mak...
by komis
Tue 04 Jul, 2006 13:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spinners
Replies: 87
Views: 3426

I know you don't take yourself too seriously Spokey and that's exactly why I have been surprised by your reaction and involvement in these discussions recently. I see both sides being in the wrong here for getting too personal and too carried away poking each other over nothing. Now can we all just ...
by komis
Tue 04 Jul, 2006 12:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spinners
Replies: 87
Views: 3426

You're right, it is draconian but I am fed up hearing about how modding it's not condoned in this forum and how all modders are chavs etc... Either do something about it or say nothing at all. Much like with every post or responsibility in our society, moderators are entitled to their opinion but th...
by komis
Tue 04 Jul, 2006 11:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spinners
Replies: 87
Views: 3426

"This website is the official website of the Z Register of the BMW Car Club of Great Britain." And we are the Knights who say Niiiiiiiiiii!!! (Sorry Spokey I couldn't resist, please don't take offence :mrgreen: :dunce: :mrgreen: ) BTW let's not take ourselves too seriously with official pompous long...
by komis
Tue 04 Jul, 2006 11:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Meaning of Life ????
Replies: 28
Views: 703

Last summer i found myself driving alone at dawn with the sun breaking over the horizon, green cypress forest mountain on my left, deep blue sea on my right, roof down, Z growling through the gear changes in the twisty mountain road, lungs full of clean cool air, heart pumping and beating strongly, ...
by komis
Sun 02 Jul, 2006 09:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Uber Styling's Z3 Revealed
Replies: 29
Views: 1431

not sure about the exterior but the interior is spectacular!

imagine that in cream and with some wood bits... wow!
by komis
Sat 01 Jul, 2006 18:28
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Louis Vutton Z3
Replies: 129
Views: 15382

This has become quite boring and annoying now.
by komis
Fri 30 Jun, 2006 18:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Chrome question........
Replies: 28
Views: 1074

Yeah, well, Greece and Denmark and Finland are probably making too much money from taxing car imports so heavily and that's why they are still doing it, even though it is illegal under European law. You can't pay tax twice for the same item in the EEA. I know Greece at least has been taken to court ...
by komis
Fri 30 Jun, 2006 16:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Chrome question........
Replies: 28
Views: 1074

That's true, I noticed too that all the good cars were either taxis or foreign registrations (even saw a spanish A8!!!). I also saw a BMW 5-series estate taxi, which is really weird as I thought BMW don't sell cars for taxis as a general rule (something to do with their image I've been told). If you...
by komis
Thu 29 Jun, 2006 11:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Chrome question........
Replies: 28
Views: 1074

Greetings to everyone from lovely Copenhagen! Browsing the forum with my wi-fi PDA is just great! anyway if you are buying Chrome bits, remember your BMW dealer will probably be cheaper than eBay. I was quoted 75 quid for the Chrome surround from Henry bros Glasgow. BTW, haven't seen any zeds here s...
by komis
Sat 17 Jun, 2006 09:21
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z3 vs Family Car!!
Replies: 21
Views: 927

Isn't the 1er Cabrio scheduled for next year? You could get a nice Golf MKIV till then, great practical car. To me the 1er looks like a civilised (less bonkers) version of the Z3MCoupe. It is a very good car to drive, even in its puny 116 version which I had a go in. It's not extremely practical but...
by komis
Mon 05 Jun, 2006 15:25
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Any PC builders around?
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Some motherboards have automated fan speed controls that lower the fan's RPMs when the CPU is not being worked hard. It looks like yours just doesn't!!! You could look at an aftermarket fan with external controls (e.g. thermaltake) and reduced noise fans. By the way I wouldn't use any motherboard th...
by komis
Mon 05 Jun, 2006 09:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spot the difference
Replies: 5
Views: 358

well done Alfie and DavidM :P Yes the previous owner seems to have colour-coded the foglight inserts and the grille... I like the painted grille but not too sure about the inserts.. I baked the headlamps on the old Z and it has orange indicators which I sprayed lightly with silver, so good spotting ...
by komis
Mon 05 Jun, 2006 01:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spot the difference
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Spot the difference

Let's play a wee game of spot the difference :) Here is my new Z side by side with my old Z (which has had a much nicer looking bumper fitted recently and has still not been sold - anyone interested?) I only spotted the difference yesterday and I can't really say which looks best... What do you think?