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by komis
Tue 14 Apr, 2009 12:22
Forum: PubZ and RestaurantZ
Topic: Glasgow Restaurant
Replies: 1
Views: 1840

Agreed, a bit on the pricey side but lots of food and good fun :)
by komis
Sun 05 Apr, 2009 22:25
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: OFFICIAL: 2 new ///Ms. BMW X6 M and X5M launched
Replies: 16
Views: 1307

Lol :P the X6 looks good, possibly the only SUV-type car that I wouldn't mind driving. Can't say the same about the X5 though.. But honestly, I don't understand why we can't have an M version of the 1-series. Come on BMW... stop trying to chip away at Porsche's grotesque Cayennes and give us a bit o...
by komis
Tue 17 Mar, 2009 21:00
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: BMW 3G EWS alarm-coding keyfobs-SOLVED!!
Replies: 81
Views: 170513

If the alarm LED isn't flashing then either it's shot (I mean the LED itself), or your alarm system isn't working at all...

Maybe a loose wire or connection somewhere? Or shot control module?

I can't recommend anything other than taking the whole thing apart and giving it a once-over.
by komis
Sun 14 Dec, 2008 18:03
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: New Z4!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2646

http://www.bmw.co.uk/bmwuk/index/?seriesID=Z4&bodyID=E89_RO&requestSource=topnavret# Info on the new Z4 on BMW UK just up!!! Not a massive difference in BHP from the figures on Autocar. Model: Z4 sDrive23i/Z4 sDrive30i/Z4 sDrive35i OTR Price £28,645/£32,660/£37,060 P11d Price £28,380/£32,395/£36,79...
by komis
Sun 14 Dec, 2008 13:34
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: New Z4!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2646

Not bad as an SL rival and the interior echoes the Z8 nicely, but what a lard-arse at 1500Kg! This metal roof fad is a whole bunch of nonsense.. TBH i hope to see the small Z2 concept (SLK rival) with a fabric roof realised soon :P Also hopefully BMW will not call it the Z4... this will break the tr...
by komis
Sat 13 Dec, 2008 17:34
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Rear tyre wear Z3
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Mine is at 38,000 kilometers now and needing new rears (canvas not showing but totally flat inner edges).

Sounds about right, don't worry about it :)
by komis
Sun 16 Nov, 2008 19:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 carbon-maniacs rejoice
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Ah indeed, you're both right. Seems pretty good quality work though. Much nicer looking that stick-on DIY kits!
by komis
Sun 16 Nov, 2008 14:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 carbon-maniacs rejoice
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Z3 carbon-maniacs rejoice

Just bumped into this forum post, lots of interesting CF interior bits for the Z3 CLICK HERE

Not my cup of tea really but i thought some of you might like to treat your baby to a healty fibre diet this festive season :D Happy z-mas shopping :D
by komis
Wed 12 Nov, 2008 19:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW Z3 Aero Catalogue
Replies: 8
Views: 1848

Or just buy this car HERE.

Can't believe the price...
by komis
Tue 21 Oct, 2008 21:32
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Help needed....HK system???
Replies: 18
Views: 814

Interesting - my old '96 1.9 had a subwoofer without a badge on the grille. I eventually found out this was an optional part for the plain speaker setup and it was made by NOKIA (really!), when i took it apart for fun :P My facelift 2.8 ('00) has the HK setup and that's quite clearly badged. Having ...
by komis
Mon 20 Oct, 2008 10:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Leaking roof - where to buy new seals?
Replies: 11
Views: 982

You could also try tightening the roof hooks a tad, if it's water coming in from the corner of the windscreen where it meets the roof. The hooks are adjustable and might give you a better (tighter) fit that will stop the leaking until you can get hold of some gummipflege. IIRC you will need an allen...
by komis
Sat 11 Oct, 2008 10:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What is the best way to immobilise an M Roadster?
Replies: 19
Views: 905

A friend of mine is insured with Tesco (I think) and they lower his premium to about a fiver a month when he's not using his car over the winter. He keeps it in an underground garage though beneath his block of flats.

It might be worth asking your insurer if they would do the same.
by komis
Mon 15 Sep, 2008 10:34
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: My Next Car (I wish!)
Replies: 12
Views: 882

whiteminks wrote: I have a little boy who wished very, very hard.........
If your little boy's anything like mine then I don't think he has to wish very hard for anything :P
by komis
Wed 30 Jul, 2008 11:19
Forum: Performance
Topic: LS3 V8 conversion
Replies: 104
Views: 36918

:shock: Christ!

Wonder what the dyno reading on your car's going to look like!
by komis
Mon 21 Jul, 2008 16:45
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Teenager beats speeding ticket with GPS
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Fair point and each to their own opinion but a) no mention of their son driving a fast car, so could very well have been a 1.2 Fiesta or something similar and b) assuming it was a fast car, it's parents that buy their 18-year olds the equivalent of M3s that should be monitored and most likely jailed...
by komis
Mon 21 Jul, 2008 14:43
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Teenager beats speeding ticket with GPS
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Almost all gps receiver chips produce a position-based speed calculation several times a second, almost good enough for real-time speed measuring. This information can be passed to a GPS unit's display to be shown to the driver (e.g. screen), or it can be logged. It sounds to me that the unit the te...
by komis
Wed 16 Jul, 2008 15:55
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Anyone heard of these guys?
Replies: 5
Views: 564

I think the bit at the bottom of their page that says "looking for agents round the world" probably is a giveway for their business model. It looks like they are sourcing the cars from other dealers around the world (who provide pics and specs of the cars they have at their location). Once someone's...
by komis
Wed 16 Jul, 2008 09:51
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Just turned 30
Replies: 25
Views: 1229

Re: Just turned 30

Saturday will be a special day for me and a special day for Hamish. So I propose a toast to Hamish. To Hamish! The fulfillment of a boyhood dream as I always wanted to have an ///M car! Hamish, you are amazing! :P Conor He turns 30 and all he thinks about is his Z -> Now that's true selfless love :...
by komis
Wed 09 Jul, 2008 20:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Projector type headlights (pics)
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Projector type headlights (pics)

Fitted my projectors from the group buy and thought I'd post a couple of pics here to show everyone. I have to say I am really really pleased with their performance (I can actually see at night now!). Wired the angel eyes to work alongside the bumper lights, I think I should change the bulbs now to ...
by komis
Wed 04 Jun, 2008 09:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Body Width
Replies: 11
Views: 842

Nothing modern about the arselift humps, they remind me a bit of the old ferrari california :) Flat or humpy, the car's still positively retro and thats what we all love about it!
by komis
Tue 03 Jun, 2008 23:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Quad Exhaust conversion
Replies: 51
Views: 3220

yeah, that's more like it!!!! :)
by komis
Tue 03 Jun, 2008 21:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Quad Exhaust conversion
Replies: 51
Views: 3220

Max, sorry to say this but in the 4th photo one can clearly see the road through your exhaust tips. Whoever did this for you clearly didn't use a 1to2 adaptor but just welded the tips right on the stub of the original oval tip. Maybe it would have been best to stick to the original oval pipes or at ...
by komis
Tue 03 Jun, 2008 20:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering Wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

c_w is right, you should just need the slip ring from a dual-stage airbag car (post 00)
by komis
Tue 03 Jun, 2008 20:35
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Pre-facelift alternative console arrangement
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Yeah, pretty clean job though considering he used the old style square OBC. I think Ron Stygar did a similar trick on his 01 coupe, replacing the central gauge with the post-facelift round OBC module.

Shame the OBC can't be mounted somewhere decent like inside the instrument cluster...
by komis
Tue 03 Jun, 2008 10:26
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Pre-facelift alternative console arrangement
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Pre-facelift alternative console arrangement

Saw this on eBay, looks like the guy's done a pretty good job of modding his centre console :)

Anyone from here perhaps?
by komis
Tue 27 May, 2008 23:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Odd?? - onboard computer
Replies: 3
Views: 668

Get a used replacement from a breaker, such as FAB Direct, and try it out. If it still misbehaves, it'll probably be the sensors :P

BTW if you do get one from them can you let us know how much the going rate for one is?
by komis
Tue 27 May, 2008 23:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 15mm Rear Spacers
Replies: 19
Views: 1354

I put a 10mm Eibach on each my rear wheels (17" x 8.5"), totalling 20mm track widening. Fitted like an absolute dream and a definite improvement to the handling as well.

My experiences are described here
by komis
Tue 27 May, 2008 11:57
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Black Z3 ...beauuuuuuuuuutiful
Replies: 35
Views: 5674

Sorry to hijack your thread, there's another Z3 for sale on eBay with part of the body kit (rear spoiler and stop light raiser).

I'm attaching the pic for those that were interested (I think it looks really good!!!)
by komis
Tue 27 May, 2008 11:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: z3m
Replies: 5
Views: 832

What model year is your car?
by komis
Tue 27 May, 2008 11:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Odd?? - onboard computer
Replies: 3
Views: 668

The trip computer on Euro cars shows L/100km instead of MPG and there is no way to change that using the controls on the unit itself. I would imagine that the modules would be exactly the same, hardware wise, with possibly different software versions in the ROM or some sort of flag (jumper?) that ch...
by komis
Thu 22 May, 2008 19:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering Wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

The steering wheels might look the same but in fact they are very different if you look at the rear. You will need to get one from another Z3. If you're going for the M wheel instead, ensure it's one from a post-99 car with a dual stage airbag. In this case you can use an M wheel from a late E36 (I ...
by komis
Fri 16 May, 2008 16:28
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Black Z3 ...beauuuuuuuuuutiful
Replies: 35
Views: 5674

Lovely car :)

Any pics of the rear? Wondered if you had the OEM rear spoiler and 3rd breaklight riser thing...
by komis
Mon 05 May, 2008 21:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Question: Are the Head Lights interchangeable between Models
Replies: 8
Views: 591

estocks, i seriously hope you're joking because if what you say is true, i will be left feeling like a complete :dunce:!!! Care to elaborate on where you saw that exactly, because my manual doesn't say anything like that at all... actually i think this is not possible at all in the Z3, one has to re...
by komis
Thu 01 May, 2008 11:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Torn steering wheeel leather
Replies: 4
Views: 371

There's a guy on this thread (page 2) who had his wheel re-trimmed at an upholstery shop, using thicker foam while at it as well. So I guess you could do the same!
by komis
Wed 30 Apr, 2008 23:38
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: The Dreaded Sticker Thread
Replies: 78
Views: 6008

1. siwilson 2. bighfishing (x2) 3. Stu (x3) 4. ///m murf (x1) 5.Steve (x3) 6.TAZ1990 7. Gazza (x3) 8. Shabsbmw (x3) 9. JustinTime (x1) 10. JAY (x2) 11. myredzed 12. Big Baz (x2) 13. calbens (x2) 14.321bhp (x2) 15. groover! (x2) 16. Whiteminks(x2) 17. Daverave(X2) 18. Robert T (x2) 19. Bluebaur (x2) ...
by komis
Fri 18 Apr, 2008 10:05
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Bus Lane entrapment?
Replies: 12
Views: 2982

we note your challenge to the fixed oenalty, and will not enter into further details. If you wish to continue your challenge the offence will be heard in a magistrates court
This is PURE BULLYING!!!!!!!!!! ARE THEY ALLOWED TO DO THAT?!??!?!? Surely someone must legally challenge this attrocity!
by komis
Wed 16 Apr, 2008 10:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Screeching / Squealing
Replies: 2
Views: 421

I had a similar problem (squealing during turns) and also excessive dust on the wheel it was coming from (front right). Turned out to be glazing on the pads or some sort of debris between pad and disc, braking really hard a few times cured it. On my 3er i had a periodic squeal from the rear which in...
by komis
Sun 30 Mar, 2008 11:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Finally picked up my 2.8
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Welcome to the club :) I also have a 2000 2.8 (3/2000), probably one of the last few 2.8s too! I think the 2000 2.8 is a rare breed as it was the only 2.8 to benefit from the full facelift (including clear lights all round) with the specific model only produced for 5 months or so. Many happy miles, ...
by komis
Tue 18 Mar, 2008 21:21
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Hamish's Pipes
Replies: 11
Views: 867

Personally I think they look great, that upturned tip looks great...
+1

What make are they?
by komis
Tue 18 Mar, 2008 17:34
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Hamish the S50 Z3 ///MR
Replies: 50
Views: 5943

Oh and forgot to say, change the gearstick for the alu short-shifter pn 82239405686

Trust me you will never look back, done it on mine and it's superb.
by komis
Mon 17 Mar, 2008 20:16
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Hamish the S50 Z3 ///MR
Replies: 50
Views: 5943

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :drive

That last pic is ace :)
by komis
Sun 16 Mar, 2008 11:38
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Car Tax
Replies: 43
Views: 2774

The conclusion of the zed-cars poll was that most respondents (71%) are willing to pay at least an additional 10%* on the price of their new car. Unscientific? Yes, but anecdotally it indicates that the UK government's plan to levy GBP 950 is not enough to deter the respondents from purchasing a 'g...
by komis
Thu 13 Mar, 2008 13:58
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Car Tax
Replies: 43
Views: 2774

Spot on Minxie, hence the ironic grin (I know I'll be next, not acting to stop these idiots now would be stupid) :) This is the problem with modern society... if it doesn't touch us personally, we don't bother too much. It's become all about "me me me" but while it's true that strong individuals pre...
by komis
Thu 13 Mar, 2008 09:53
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Car Tax
Replies: 43
Views: 2774

Its good to see that people are waking up to the fact that this "CO2-bad-for-the-environment" business is all about making money (both governments & large corporations). For me, it was pretty obvious when the UK announced it would be a "pioneer" in the "battle against climate change". UK governments...
by komis
Mon 10 Mar, 2008 16:06
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S50 ///MR purchased
Replies: 31
Views: 1845

Extremely happy for you mate, have fun (does this mean you have to change your nickname now?)

:drive :cheers
by komis
Sat 08 Mar, 2008 11:05
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: Background Colour
Replies: 24
Views: 5181

At least the forum's back and it's alive, thank God (and of course Tim) for that :)

I've really missed the company!!!!
by komis
Sat 08 Mar, 2008 11:03
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Tesco Wax!
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Tesco Wax!

Tesco liquid car wax for £1.60, can't complain about the results on my E46!
by komis
Tue 05 Feb, 2008 11:53
Forum: Performance
Topic: Parts website
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Parts website

I saw this site http://www.partsauction.co.uk mentioned on another forum and thought I'd post it here, looks like a good source of used and new BMW parts.

I haven't bought anything from them so I don't know what they're like.
by komis
Sun 27 Jan, 2008 16:02
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z-Tunes!
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Good work DjRobbier, I liked the mixes you put up some time ago too :) Do you share these on eMule? Feelthehouse.org would be a really good site to share these with like-minded folks :) Keep posting, I find mixes from true enthusiasts to be somehow less refined but ultimately much more entertaining ...
by komis
Fri 25 Jan, 2008 09:25
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: BMW Z3 T-shirts available on e-bay
Replies: 32
Views: 1281

Bah, I got one a couple of years ago and it's great, good quality and the print hasn't faded from the washing. I don't wear it when I'm driving the car, as that would be a bit sad, but I have no problems otherwise and haven't heard any stupid comments yet. Even if they did - I've got a cool car that...