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by markrnorton
Wed 02 Jan, 2013 16:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Heated Seats
Replies: 20
Views: 689

Re: Heated Seats

Bonzo wrote:Too much heat down there too often could make you sterile !!!! :shock:

Bonzo.
yes, you dont want to burn your love spuds
by markrnorton
Wed 02 Jan, 2013 16:54
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Plans for 2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1388

Re: Plans for 2013

I have to get the engine in the Ginetta soon, its just sitting in the garage corner looking wasted !

Also have to get a re-map on my Jag diesel, i have heard they do wonders

Just need some cash !
by markrnorton
Wed 02 Jan, 2013 16:48
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3M's Replacement
Replies: 80
Views: 23955

Re: My Z3M's Replacement

Nice to see a grey Porsche, best colour to have.

I have only ever had the air cooled variety, are the newer 911's easier to drive than the older air cooler beasts ?
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by markrnorton
Fri 07 Sep, 2012 16:08
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Dallans Build Thread | On its fat arse! *lower and wider*
Replies: 90
Views: 14232

Re: Dallan's Build Thread...(Pic heavy).

Dude I said that to you before you installed them haha. Stand wheels have such low offset, when you've slammed the fronts, the camber makes the wheels at the top to poke right in like / \ << that lol. So as they go in, the will touch the suspension (whether its thinner or not). On standard rims I h...
by markrnorton
Fri 07 Sep, 2012 16:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: WILL THIS FIT????? AHHHH!!!
Replies: 71
Views: 4374

Re: WILL THIS FIT????? AHHHH!!!

^^^^ I'd worry alot about the centrebore, if you dont sit concentric on the hub you'll soon know about it ! I'm all for modifying, but the Z3's handling can tramline, doing this looks like it may make this worse and create and evil monster ! James, your car looks good, like the 'stance' as you call ...
by markrnorton
Fri 07 Sep, 2012 14:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: WILL THIS FIT????? AHHHH!!!
Replies: 71
Views: 4374

Re: WILL THIS FIT????? AHHHH!!!

dallantan wrote:
markrnorton wrote:......they will change the loading on the wheel bearing

does this mean it may unbalance the top mounts?
No, it means you could knock out the front wheel bearings quicker

What about the centrebore ? how are you sitting the wheels on the hub ?
by markrnorton
Fri 07 Sep, 2012 14:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: WILL THIS FIT????? AHHHH!!!
Replies: 71
Views: 4374

Re: WILL THIS FIT????? AHHHH!!!

What are you doing about the larger centrebore ? do you have spigot rings to correct ?

You may get these on the front, but they will stick out and they will change the loading on the wheel bearing
by markrnorton
Fri 07 Sep, 2012 13:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: WILL THIS FIT????? AHHHH!!!
Replies: 71
Views: 4374

Re: WILL THIS FIT????? AHHHH!!!

Apart from the offest issues the centrebore of the 5 series wheels is also different.
I cant see them fitting, compounded by your immenenant coilovers
by markrnorton
Fri 07 Sep, 2012 13:14
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Dallans Build Thread | On its fat arse! *lower and wider*
Replies: 90
Views: 14232

Re: Dallan's Build Thread...(Pic heavy).

not that clear a picture but see below

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by markrnorton
Fri 07 Sep, 2012 13:11
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Dallans Build Thread | On its fat arse! *lower and wider*
Replies: 90
Views: 14232

Re: Dallan's Build Thread...(Pic heavy).

No, it isn't like that. (i have had coilovers on my Z3)

the spring platform and spring are lower and longer than the standard shocks, so the clash with the tyre/rim. on a standard wheel you normally need around a 5mm spacer to clear the clash
by markrnorton
Fri 07 Sep, 2012 13:02
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Dallans Build Thread | On its fat arse! *lower and wider*
Replies: 90
Views: 14232

Re: Dallan's Build Thread...(Pic heavy).

I think you will struggle to get your wheels to fit properly, especially with coilovers on the front. the tyres/wheel rims normally clash with the spring/platform and need spacing.
by markrnorton
Fri 10 Aug, 2012 13:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: V12 in a Z3
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: V12 in a Z3

that is truly brilliant

looks amazing and would pull trees from the ground
by markrnorton
Fri 20 Jul, 2012 16:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Trade in Value?
Replies: 34
Views: 1349

Re: Trade in Value?

^^^^^^^
Have to agree with Mike there, we had one of these last year (3 years in total), great small car. Some are at bargain price too
by markrnorton
Tue 19 Jun, 2012 15:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale Brand New Ap Coilovers
Replies: 15
Views: 1092

Re: For Sale Brand New Ap Coilovers

Ahhh... memories .....
by markrnorton
Thu 14 Jun, 2012 08:24
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Kit car
Replies: 9
Views: 1583

Re: Kit car

based on either E36 or E46
by markrnorton
Wed 13 Jun, 2012 15:20
Forum: Performance
Topic: New tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 793

Re: New tyres

I've had the KU39's and Falkens, i found the 39's excellent, as good as the falkens but with less road noise
by markrnorton
Wed 13 Jun, 2012 08:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Starter Motor replacement for z3
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: Starter Motor replacement for z3

Its a pig of a job to replace, the motor sits under the inlet manifold and is difficult to get to, plus its held on with those pesky star bolts !

I have a spare one somewhere if you want it
PM me if interested
by markrnorton
Wed 13 Jun, 2012 08:13
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Kit car
Replies: 9
Views: 1583

Re: Kit car

I'm currently building a Ginetta, this has no roof. but i'm not fussed G27/33. the moulds and chassis were sold to GKD who now have updated it Check out the GKD Evolution they can do it with a bolt on hardtop for wet weather it uses 3 series as a donor http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/markrnor...
by markrnorton
Tue 24 Apr, 2012 16:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED WHEEL SPACERS
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: WANTED WHEEL SPACERS

How wide ?

I might have some of these lurking about

I'll check later today/tonight

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by markrnorton
Tue 24 Apr, 2012 13:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new MAF
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: new MAF

At the risk of being branded as a 'Know It All' by certain twisted people, have a look at the Haynes E36 manual - it is not very good (like all of these books) but will at least give you an idea of where the various components are. Do not buy the Bentley manual, which is a waste of space! So you re...
by markrnorton
Sun 01 Apr, 2012 16:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: z3 2.8 parts wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: z3 2.8 parts wanted

hi Brian

I have bought a Ginetta G27 kit, trying to build it with parts i know inside out !
by markrnorton
Fri 30 Mar, 2012 15:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: z3 2.8 parts wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: z3 2.8 parts wanted

Cheers

I am defo after 2.8 parts. 1.9's are different

i dont think importing a prop will be economic either, but thanks all the same. hope you sort your vibration
by markrnorton
Fri 30 Mar, 2012 14:07
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 82306

Re: Z3M V8 Conversion

Looks like you could do some road rolling with those beasty tyres ! flatten that tarmac

How does it affect handling ?
by markrnorton
Mon 26 Mar, 2012 13:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: z3 2.8 parts wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 399

z3 2.8 parts wanted

Hi all

I am after various 2.8 parts, if anybody has these and wants to sell

rear diff and half shafts
front and rear hubs
gearbox
propshaft

thanks
by markrnorton
Mon 26 Mar, 2012 13:28
Forum: Performance
Topic: deep dish alloys on my pre-facelift 1.9 (advice please))
Replies: 15
Views: 1988

Re: deep dish alloys on my pre-facelift 1.9 (advice please))

I thought the 5 series had a larger centrebore size as well
by markrnorton
Fri 20 Jan, 2012 09:06
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: F/S Z3 & Z3M ROAD TEST BOOK
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Now sold
by markrnorton
Fri 20 Jan, 2012 08:18
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: F/S Z3 & Z3M ROAD TEST BOOK
Replies: 1
Views: 180

F/S Z3 & Z3M ROAD TEST BOOK

Now on ebay, road test book. a good read for Zed'ers !

ebay link

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3-Z3M-BO ... 460027b846
by markrnorton
Thu 19 Jan, 2012 14:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: F/S 1.9 M44 water pump - newish !
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Sold and posted
Thanks
by markrnorton
Tue 17 Jan, 2012 17:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: F/S 1.9 M44 water pump - newish !
Replies: 4
Views: 235

replied
by markrnorton
Mon 16 Jan, 2012 08:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: F/S - 1.9 M44 - brake master cylinder/servo & ABS pump
Replies: 0
Views: 104

F/S - 1.9 M44 - brake master cylinder/servo & ABS pump

Continuing on with my clearout...

found a brake master cylinder and servo and an ABS unit

£10 each plus p&p to clear

I just dont need them now, clearing that clutter !
by markrnorton
Mon 16 Jan, 2012 08:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: F/S 1.9 M44 water pump - newish !
Replies: 4
Views: 235

F/S 1.9 M44 water pump - newish !

Had a garage clearout at the weekend and found an M44 water pump, it was new - fitted once, run up then removed and now been sitting in a draw.

No use to me now, its perfect with a metal impellor (not the plastic/nylon type)

£13.00 inc postage if somebody want it - even for a spare !
by markrnorton
Mon 21 Nov, 2011 15:59
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Who's the oldest member here?
Replies: 149
Views: 10544

So i'm in a minority ie between 35-45. :D
by markrnorton
Fri 18 Nov, 2011 16:14
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Drat it all ....................
Replies: 30
Views: 2092

Drat, drat and double drat....... I need a new Z now !

well after xmas anyhow. must get back into this :)
by markrnorton
Fri 18 Nov, 2011 15:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Joy To Drive
Replies: 13
Views: 793

Looks a tidy car, great colour.
by markrnorton
Fri 18 Nov, 2011 08:22
Forum: Performance
Topic: tuning
Replies: 29
Views: 2488

Its very sad when people are abusive. This is a useful thread and the M44 is a great engine with potential. Its also make the Z3 handle nicely because of its weight distribution/position.

true, you do have to spend a bit of money to get some meaningful power, but that is part of the fun :)
by markrnorton
Tue 15 Nov, 2011 10:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear N/S/R wing replacement & bumper & light cluster
Replies: 24
Views: 2018

yep, they are an easy bolt on

i have a wing at home, cant remember what side it is ?

is your car a narrow body/facelift or prefacelift ?
by markrnorton
Fri 11 Nov, 2011 08:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Performance BMW Mag
Replies: 18
Views: 945

The V-rod is a quick beast, like the yamaha v-max. I've had traffic light grand prixs with both of them and they are quick.
I would imagine reasonabley comfortable too.
by markrnorton
Fri 04 Nov, 2011 10:52
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Regular forum users?
Replies: 32
Views: 1830

I still post now and again, dont even have a Z at present !!
by markrnorton
Mon 31 Oct, 2011 13:04
Forum: Performance
Topic: Suspension disaster
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Blow torch, get them hot, then let them cool off. or just burn the bush out
by markrnorton
Mon 17 Oct, 2011 22:07
Forum: Performance
Topic: Z3 Supercharged
Replies: 107
Views: 23023

I'm still about Brian :)
by markrnorton
Mon 17 Oct, 2011 21:34
Forum: Performance
Topic: tuning
Replies: 29
Views: 2488

The M3 clutch from the 3.0 is the correct one for the M44. This then matches up with the release bearing and clutch arm. You will also need the m3 clutch slave cylinder.

The flywheel Marc has is a chromoly steel one, lightened . I know this because I sold it to him !
by markrnorton
Thu 25 Aug, 2011 17:32
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Replacement for the Z3 now its gone
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Replacement for the Z3 now its gone

As some of you may be aware my Z3 is now gone, and my company car is also going (as i am changing job) replacement was half sensible, for the moment. I still have plans for this car, but it will be an ongoing thing ! 2.0 Twin spark, lusso. 1 owner 45k miles. full leather trim, heated seats, dual cli...
by markrnorton
Thu 18 Aug, 2011 22:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone done a clutch on a 1.9
Replies: 2
Views: 244

clutch isn't to bad, getting to the bellhousing bolts it the trickiest bit. you need the right sockets for them too.

the rest is straightforward rwd clutch swap

re-bleed the clutch slave and you're away
by markrnorton
Sun 07 Aug, 2011 11:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: F/s Big Brembo Calipers 4 Pot - Unused
Replies: 0
Views: 198

F/s Big Brembo Calipers 4 Pot - Unused

I have these calipers which are surplus to my requirements now so up for sale Ideal for big brake upgrade, as new, unused but with some small paint chips to rear (as seen in pictures). Pistons and seals as new. mega calipers will suit fast road car, track or race. They come complete with brand new A...
by markrnorton
Wed 27 Jul, 2011 14:04
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted pas pipe, washer bottle & centre vent
Replies: 1
Views: 173

i just threw most of these away last week !

got a washer bottle if you want one
by markrnorton
Sat 23 Jul, 2011 11:51
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: z3 M44 exhaust manifold downpipe
Replies: 0
Views: 166

z3 M44 exhaust manifold downpipe

I am clearing my garage of all 'old' parts i dont need, the last knockings are on ebay. after next week they will be binned if they dont sell However i found the stainless steel downpipe i made when i had the supercharger on the 1.9 If somebody wants it for a £15 come and get it Its 2.5" bore with 2...
by markrnorton
Sat 23 Jul, 2011 11:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: F/S Z3 last few panels and twidley bits
Replies: 29
Views: 1245

sobe_on wrote:how about your super charge?
that went a long time ago !!
by markrnorton
Sat 23 Jul, 2011 07:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Poly control arm bushes - Big Job ???
Replies: 6
Views: 670

took me about 3 hours (a morning) as far as i can remember.

I found the easiest way to get the rear 'donut' bush out was to burn the rubber away with a blow torch then use a die grinder on the outer casing.

not too difficult. ARB bushes are easy as well
by markrnorton
Thu 21 Jul, 2011 16:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front Splitters/Flippers for Facelift 1.9 Bumper
Replies: 38
Views: 1143

Ahem, yes quality is not... well you get what you pay for.

mine are cracked and chipped, so need filling and the prime and paint.

but they were only a tenner

plus mine aren't going on a Z now !
by markrnorton
Thu 21 Jul, 2011 11:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front Splitters/Flippers for Facelift 1.9 Bumper
Replies: 38
Views: 1143

me too !