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by markrnorton
Tue 01 Feb, 2011 13:13
Forum: Performance
Topic: Do I or dont I improve the performance???
Replies: 29
Views: 2638

TitanTim wrote:Isn't the point of a Roadster to bumble along admiring the scenery, buy a hot hatch if you want more go :lol:

Tim.
No :D
by markrnorton
Mon 31 Jan, 2011 16:48
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rear Solid Drilled Grooved Brake Discs
Replies: 22
Views: 1779

I'm not sure which way i will go yet, was interested to see other peoples rear set-ups.

i will change them , just not sure what to.
by markrnorton
Mon 31 Jan, 2011 07:38
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rear Solid Drilled Grooved Brake Discs
Replies: 22
Views: 1779

Wayne

are you going for the drilled rear set-up then ??

I am interested in doing something like this, but if you're doing it i'll let you go first :D

Mark
by markrnorton
Sun 30 Jan, 2011 18:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Can anybody help? Z overheating.
Replies: 18
Views: 987

Have you fully bled the water system of air ? , it can take some effort sometimes.
by markrnorton
Sun 30 Jan, 2011 18:29
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMW show 2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1631

I'm in as well, not sure what i'll be in though !!

best efforts to finish i guess
by markrnorton
Sun 30 Jan, 2011 14:16
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Euro car parts
Replies: 9
Views: 721

I have had parts from Euro, never had a problem. Been using GSF though for the past 3 years.

Track rod end replacement is easy, not a difficult job at all
by markrnorton
Mon 24 Jan, 2011 11:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Modifications
Replies: 17
Views: 2286

stu wrote:Brakes?!?
I suppose they're quiet important :D

First thing i did, and then did again (bigger) with the V8 going in
by markrnorton
Mon 24 Jan, 2011 06:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Modifications
Replies: 17
Views: 2286

Done most of the mods

BUT NO CHROMING :head: AHH PLEASE NO CHROME

:D
by markrnorton
Sun 23 Jan, 2011 14:26
Forum: Performance
Topic: oil cooler take off for 6 cylinder BMW's
Replies: 0
Views: 392

oil cooler take off for 6 cylinder BMW's

for those who want to fit an oil cooler

found this from the US, its a bit pricey but worthwhile if your blowing a 6 cylinder engine

http://www.rallyroad.net/content/oil-cooler-cap
by markrnorton
Sun 23 Jan, 2011 09:56
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 82287

Mark

How did you get the gauges wired in ? are there feeds from your new ECU ?

Mark
by markrnorton
Sat 22 Jan, 2011 10:37
Forum: Performance
Topic: Turbocharged 1.9 Conversion Underway
Replies: 14
Views: 1359

Dan

thats looking nice.

seems like your building a strong bottom end, that should be good for some serious boost with your lower CR and with a large intercooler.
that will make for some entertaining power.

what are you doing with the rear end ? diff etc ?
by markrnorton
Sat 22 Jan, 2011 10:34
Forum: Performance
Topic: Supercharged Z3 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1360

I think for £1500 you'd be struggling to turbo or supercharge your engine. Its not just the major items of kit, its the little items that creep in like gremlins ! you defo need a rolling road session and map for the fueling, running lean on a FI engine will soon melt it. I had/have got a wideband la...
by markrnorton
Thu 20 Jan, 2011 20:33
Forum: Performance
Topic: Supercharged Z3 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1360

Guru ? !!! :D never thought of myself like that haha anyhow, anything is possible, just how much time, effort, money and research you want to put in you could go for something like this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Supercharger-Eaton-Roots-M90-type-Jaguar-V8-Engine-RPi-/170589598378?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicle...
by markrnorton
Thu 20 Jan, 2011 13:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Any Bikers?
Replies: 79
Views: 5243

by markrnorton
Wed 19 Jan, 2011 06:46
Forum: Performance
Topic: 1.9 exhaust
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Hi

no length and fixing locations are different on the E36 (including the compact as well)
by markrnorton
Sun 16 Jan, 2011 13:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Any Bikers?
Replies: 79
Views: 5243

Ahh bikes

i remember them bigger though !

Image
by markrnorton
Tue 11 Jan, 2011 17:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Suspension Question..
Replies: 22
Views: 974

I replaced the shocks and springs a couple of years back to AP coilovers.

Ride quality is excellent and handling/performance significantly improved.

All i have done since is change the front spring rates (increased)
by markrnorton
Mon 10 Jan, 2011 21:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: wanted ,gearknob.
Replies: 15
Views: 647

i have a perfect 5 speed one

i'll dig it out if you are interested
by markrnorton
Mon 10 Jan, 2011 07:57
Forum: Performance
Topic: EBC, or not EBC? that is the question!
Replies: 16
Views: 1288

I had EBC greenstuff on last year, good performance and no noise or fade on the road

thumbs up from me
by markrnorton
Sun 09 Jan, 2011 15:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: time for a new clutch ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1021

what engine size is the car ?

clutch is not a difficult job, bit fiddly, but do-able.
if you look about you can get replacement parts quiet reasonable
by markrnorton
Sun 09 Jan, 2011 15:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: M44 1.9 parts for sale - fully dressed head, disa valve, maf
Replies: 0
Views: 236

M44 1.9 parts for sale - fully dressed head, disa valve, maf

Well back from holiday and having a clearout i have a fully dressed m44 16v head, valves, cams etc to clear out fully working disa valve and MAF as well offers invited, will post if you need it pics head http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/markrnorton/DSCN2391.jpg disa http://img.photobucket.com/...
by markrnorton
Sat 08 Jan, 2011 17:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Chopped Z3 (warning, might offend some viewers)
Replies: 30
Views: 1726

its like 'hot rod' meets roadster

its a good look

top pose
by markrnorton
Sun 02 Jan, 2011 18:48
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Pistonhead meet today in Gillingham Kent (Pics)
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

looked like a good turnout, weather looks like it has broken in the UK then

Its good when you get a good turnout of various cars

I´ll have to double my efforts and get mine finished for this year
by markrnorton
Thu 30 Dec, 2010 22:59
Forum: Performance
Topic: New to Zroadster
Replies: 13
Views: 1291

m44 oil cooler

This is the link to Luca´s oil cooler thread

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/sh ... oil+cooler
by markrnorton
Thu 30 Dec, 2010 22:44
Forum: Performance
Topic: New to Zroadster
Replies: 13
Views: 1291

the m44 has great potential for boost, very strong engine. M3 clutch is a good way to go how many revs do you want to pull ?? head work is expensive on the m44 as are the cams and followers. i bought a complete spare head to work up (still got it) but never bothered as cam and follower prices seemed...
by markrnorton
Thu 30 Dec, 2010 17:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spare wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 838

how do you know when you have a puncture with ultraseal ?? painful if you have to persistantly check all tyres all the time for nails etc on every journey i removed my spare as its not a good design and there is nowhere for the wheel you remove off the car to go just got the bmw mobility kit now, i...
by markrnorton
Thu 30 Dec, 2010 14:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spare wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 838

how do you know when you have a puncture with ultraseal ?? painful if you have to persistantly check all tyres all the time for nails etc on every journey i removed my spare as its not a good design and there is nowhere for the wheel you remove off the car to go just got the bmw mobility kit now, it...
by markrnorton
Thu 30 Dec, 2010 14:46
Forum: Performance
Topic: New to Zroadster
Replies: 13
Views: 1291

I used a lightened chromoly flywheel and clutch from a M3 3.0. ringgear and crank bolt pattern are the same. you can also use the standard release bearing arm to with this setup. held up well. very direct and used a m3 3.0 clutch slave as the 1.9´s not up to the job wih the bigger clutch cover. (its...
by markrnorton
Wed 29 Dec, 2010 18:08
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Toms 1.9 roadster project
Replies: 55
Views: 5851

true, mine has the oddments tray where that hole is. my electric hood switch is in the dash panel

seems there are differences
by markrnorton
Wed 29 Dec, 2010 14:09
Forum: Performance
Topic: New to Zroadster
Replies: 13
Views: 1291

sounds like it will make some decent power when finished

guess you´ve done your homework

what are you doing for a clutch ?, as the standard one gives up with big torque :?

oh and start a build thread, this sounds like a top project :D
by markrnorton
Mon 27 Dec, 2010 16:59
Forum: Performance
Topic: New to Zroadster
Replies: 13
Views: 1291

Hi turbo should give a good increase in power. i supercharged my 1.9, so same rules apply to turbo. I have a complete build thread in this section, check it out for some info the exhaust is a good start. makes a big difference. as does the air filter. as mine was supercharged with a roots blower i h...
by markrnorton
Mon 27 Dec, 2010 16:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Buying a Z3 roadster
Replies: 10
Views: 819

the 1.9 is a good nimble little car with excellent economy and cheap insurance !

just look for a clean, well looked after example. and have a look underneath if you can, check everything is in order.

good luck
by markrnorton
Mon 27 Dec, 2010 15:12
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Toms 1.9 roadster project
Replies: 55
Views: 5851

Tom

easy, small , power gains for the 1.9.

ITG air filter and cold air feed (specifically ITG, it makes a difference)
viscous fan removal and replace with electric
exhaust
sports cat
remap from somebody who knows the engine

good luck with the project

M
by markrnorton
Sun 26 Dec, 2010 23:52
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Toms 1.9 roadster project
Replies: 55
Views: 5851

Nice to see somebody doing something different

Will the standard pre facelift rear bumper stretch enough to match the wider arches?

will be interesting to see this.

i hope you will follow up with some engine work :P
by markrnorton
Fri 24 Dec, 2010 14:32
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: never known it as cold.
Replies: 40
Views: 1950

Well it looks cold back home, luckily i am on holiday. lowest temp here was 27 degrees the other night :)

been round 33 degs during the day. inspired holiday timing 8-)

BTW i am in Ecuador
by markrnorton
Tue 07 Dec, 2010 07:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Replica Carbon fibre Simota's on ebay
Replies: 41
Views: 4673

I thought the M had a 3" MAF, which IS 76mm I thought my genuine Simota was ok as well, until i the guys at the RR swapped it for an ITG. The ITG (which is around £60). Massive improvement . They said they had alot of issues with the Simota's not performing as well as expected. The ITG gave around 1...
by markrnorton
Mon 29 Nov, 2010 16:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Heated screen washer jets
Replies: 23
Views: 3001

It IS that cold :shock:

the only problem i found with the jets, is not the jets, but the water re-freezing on the windscreen
by markrnorton
Tue 23 Nov, 2010 21:16
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 82287

Mark
My diff isn't sloppy, but I need either a 3.25 or 3.45 LSD to be drivable . My 5 speed tremec has good ratios but 5th is an O/D at 0.62
by markrnorton
Tue 23 Nov, 2010 18:23
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 82287

Good job so far Mark . What's the final drive on your gearbox like? Mine is loooooong !
by markrnorton
Tue 23 Nov, 2010 10:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Ford V8 conversion
Replies: 64
Views: 8052

Very kind of you Conan, not sure about the TV bit. I find it interesting personally as the other Mark (Deano) is also going through a V8 conversion. Seeing the differences between the M engine bay and ‘Vette engine against my ‘standard’ shell and Ford V8.
by markrnorton
Sun 21 Nov, 2010 22:09
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 82287

Nice

what radiatorhave you used Mark ?
by markrnorton
Fri 19 Nov, 2010 16:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Ford V8 conversion
Replies: 64
Views: 8052

It had to be moved, again ! ABS unit was just to tight again,my fault as i didnt move it far enough back in the first place. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/markrnorton/Z3%20V8/DSCN2565.jpg still, all went well, all of the brake pipes except one had enough length. had to re-make the 6mm rear ...
by markrnorton
Thu 18 Nov, 2010 18:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Ford V8 conversion
Replies: 64
Views: 8052

yep. i had one in a soarer. beautiful. i gues you could couple up a supra manual box to it then. its quite a wide engine though.
by markrnorton
Thu 18 Nov, 2010 17:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Ford V8 conversion
Replies: 64
Views: 8052

that lexus V8 is a beautiful engine. smooooooooth
by markrnorton
Thu 18 Nov, 2010 17:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Ford V8 conversion
Replies: 64
Views: 8052

I have indeed :)

gas and electric
by markrnorton
Thu 18 Nov, 2010 16:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Ford V8 conversion
Replies: 64
Views: 8052

Got a few days off, so doing a bit of work on the conversion. from my other thread finished off the front brakes, they fit fine and look good. hopefully they will work as look as good as they look ! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/markrnorton/Z3%20V8/DSCN2547.jpg but on with the engine ! clea...
by markrnorton
Mon 15 Nov, 2010 20:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cold heater !
Replies: 4
Views: 439

thanks for the responses so far guys. going to check air locks and pollen filters

:)
by markrnorton
Mon 15 Nov, 2010 12:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cold heater !
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Cold heater !

Ok, little problem here on the 1.9 engine (actually on the girlies 318ti but same difference). The heater will not blow hot for some reason, the car reaches normal gauge temp in 5-10mins, so that appears fine, all the cars hoses get hot, including the heater matrix hoses, rad gets hot and pressurise...
by markrnorton
Mon 15 Nov, 2010 12:15
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 82287

It will also need a decent shakedown and de-snag :wink:

I am so glad you are ahead of me, it helps with some of the future problems :lol: