JOURNAL - Z3 Individual - Sold!

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JOURNAL - Z3 Individual - Sold!

Post by yalden » Sun 13 Apr, 2008 21:11

2000 (W) Z3 2.0 Roadster Individual 'Cosmos Black Edition' (1 of 1800)
63,000 miles @ Purhase - Facelift model
303 Cosmos Black Metallic


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Latest updates are marked with Image

Please read on for details and photos of the below listed updates

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DEPOSIT PAID - 30/03/2008
HPI CHECK REPORT - CLEAR 03/04/2008
HPI VALUATION - £8446 - 03/04/2008
COLLECTION DATE - 05/04/2008

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PURCHASE HISTORY:-

Basic Total £22,021.27
Value Added Tax £3,853.73
Grand Total (from new / excludes on the road charges) £25,875.00

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GENERAL OPTIONS:-

Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Air Conditioning (AC)
BMW Business RDS
6 CD Changer Preparation
Electric windows
Heated windscreen washer jets
Heated/Electric mirrors
Heated/Electric seats
Interior Chromeline Pack
Drivers coin holder
M Steering wheel
OEM Leather Centre Console 'boomerang' trims
OEM Black velour floor mats
Black tonneau hood cover
White indicator lenses
Clear light pack
Alarm system
Black soft-top
First aid kit & Triangle
Foglights (Front)
Passenger Airbag
Roll over protection
Smokers package
Rear wind deflector
BMW Tyre bag
M Sports suspension
Chrome kidney grills
Chrome exhaust pipe extensions

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INDIVIDUAL OPTIONS:-

Individual M Sports Steering Wheel, Bi-Colour Arizona Sun nappa leather
Individual Handbrake Lever Cover, Arizona Sun nappa leather
Individual Selector Lever Cover, Arizona Sun nappa leather
Individual M Sports Seat Upholstory, Bi-Colour Arizona Sun nappa leather
Individual Door Upholstory, Bi-Colour Arizona Sun nappa leather

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ADDITIONS:-

Wheels & Suspension

Winter Wheels
BMW 17" Style 32 alloy wheels (7.5J front/8.5J rear)
Eagle F1 tyres
[Front 225/45/17]
[Rear 255/35/17]

Summer Wheels
AC Schnitzer 18" Type 1 Racing alloy wheels (fully rebuilt 08/09)
Fronts:-
Genuine OZ Racing 9J x 18" ET32 Tubes (2-Piece)
Mirror polished
Genuine OZ Racing decal
Genuine AC Schnitzer hubcentric spiggot rings
22ct Gold plated bolts and new OZ nuts
Rears:-
Genuine OZ Racing 10.5J x 18" ET26 Lips & Barrels (3-Piece)
Mirror polished
Genuine OZ Racing decal
22ct Gold plated bolts and new OZ nuts

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Image TPI 5mm hubcentric front spacers

Interior
VW Boot Cargo Net
Castrol emergency oil preparation kit
Carbon Fibre centre console
OEM BMW Fire extinguisher with mount
OEM BMW First aid kit
OEM BMW Umbrella with Leather sheeth
Storm Motorwerks billet stainless steel V1 shifter
Storm Motorwerks billet stainless steel Cig. Lighter blank
Roadster Solutions Custom Leather Armrest

Audio
Becker Mexico Pro MP3 7932
Custom rear glove box sub enclosure (leather trimmed by Bespoke Leathering)
6.5" Elemental Designs subwoofer (sprayed black)
Infinity 465A 4-Channel Amplifier

Engine & Transmission (Cosmetic & Mechanical)
UUC Clutch Stop
Citroen blue washer cap
Mirage Stainless service inspection cap cover
Mirage Stainless brake fluid reservoir cover
Mirage Stainless brake fluid reservoir cap cover
Mirage Stainless header tank cap cover
Image Mirage Stainless oil filler cap cover
Image Mirage Stainless power steering reservoir cover
Image Mirage Stainless power steering reservoir cap cover
Image Mirage Stainless oil puralator cover
Image Mirage Stainless oil puralator cap cover
Image Mirage Stainless fuse box lid cover
Gruppe M Replica induction kit
Blue silicon induction hose
AC Schnitzer E36 M3 CLS stainless steel exhaust tips
Custom painted (gold) brake calipers
Custom painted (black) hubs
Image Strong Strut Competition Light Alloy 'Black Textured' front strut brace
Image Strong Strut Small-Accessory Installation kit

Lighting
Lamin-X yellow fog film
Lamin-X red tail light film
Lamin-X gunsmoke front indicator film
Amber side repeater lenses
US-Spec amber marker light lenses
Osram front indicator bulbs
Chrome rear indicator bulbs

Exterior
Honda Civic Type R Aerial
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OEM Z3M Side intake vents [M Badge smoothed]
US-Spec rear registration plate moulding
Custom shortened registration plate
OEM BMW Aerodynamic rear spoiler
OEM BMW Z3M wing mirrors
OEM BMW Aerodynamic sideskirts
OEM BMW Aerodynamic rear bumper
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Colour coded kidney grill surrounds
Colour coded door handles
Flushed petrol flap
Image Rieger front splitter

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NOTED PROBLEMS:-

- Gear gaitor worn - Restored with Scuff Master
- Scuff on O/S/F bumper - Bumper repainted
- 3 no. car park dents on drivers door - Repainted
- Both upper seat belt retainers broken
- 1 no. odd front tyre - Replaced
- Toolkit screwdriver/wheel brace/socket poor condition - Replaced
- Passenger seat forward/backward motor not working - New OEM Seat linear actuator fitted
- Cigarette lighter print worn - New lighter purchased/Storm Motorwerks Lighter Blank purchased
- Cheap & Nasty Tax disc holder - Replaced with official BMW dealership holder
- Airbag light permanently on - Drivers prestensioner fault - reset
- 1 no. bonnet pin not latching - Latch adjusted - fixed
- Ashtray bulb blown - Replaced
- 2 no. Clips missing from interior headlining - All clips replaced
- Washer jets not functioning - Blockage cleared, washer bottle jet cleaned
- Toolkit pin/tow eye missing - Replaced
- Stereo displays CD ERROR message - Stereo reset, changer fixed
- N/S headlight beam adjustment motor not working - New motor fitted
- Passenger interior door release handle surround missing - Replaced
- Drivers door coin holder clip broken - Replaced

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INITIAL PURCHASE PHOTOS:-
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13/04/2008

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Thanks,

Chris (Saltash, Cornwall)
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Alex L
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Post by Alex L » Sun 13 Apr, 2008 21:15

Love the interior, saw an ///MR the same as my old one with this. Shame the seatbelt retainer is broken.

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Post by yalden » Sun 13 Apr, 2008 21:19

Thanks, the retainer clips into place but seems to have a mind of it's own! Any easy fixes? Or new retainers?

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Alex L
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Post by Alex L » Sun 13 Apr, 2008 21:23

Exterior looks equally good by the way.

I understand those clips are a b1tch to replace, seat apart job so better off not bothering. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than me will be along shortly.

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Post by yalden » Sun 13 Apr, 2008 21:57

I'm not too worried about them tbh, I checked them after reading your first comment... I guess I must've knocked them when applying shampoo/conditioner to the leather earlier this afternoon!

I spent most of the day cleaning up the engine bay, it had 8 years of road grime sat across it!! Now it's up to standard it should be a doddle to maintain :P

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Post by Gazza » Sun 13 Apr, 2008 22:59

A very 'Individual' car.

Interior colour is stunning
Gazza

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Post by Justin Time » Sun 13 Apr, 2008 23:06

Looks very nice. One suggestion though, dont mix brand of tyres. Get a set of eagle f1's on the front as well as the rears, and you'll have no probs. Having had mixed brands of tyres on my last Z, I can tell you that you don't want yours to end up the same :wink:

Very nice example :)
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Mike Fishwick wrote:My wife often pulls mine off while she is driving!
A few pic's.......

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Re: JOURNAL: '00 Z3 Roadster Individual 'Cosmos Black Editio

Post by Alex L » Sun 13 Apr, 2008 23:07

yalden wrote:
Eagle F1 tyres
(Front 225/45/17)
(Rear 255/35/17)

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Post by ///M_aniac » Mon 14 Apr, 2008 00:14

Lovely Zed. Love that interior.

Its so special when you have an individual level of spec on the car.

Enjoy!

C
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Post by yalden » Mon 14 Apr, 2008 07:49

Justin Time wrote:Looks very nice. One suggestion though, dont mix brand of tyres. Get a set of eagle f1's on the front as well as the rears, and you'll have no probs. Having had mixed brands of tyres on my last Z, I can tell you that you don't want yours to end up the same :wink:

Very nice example :)
You're right, one is odd... the previous owner seemed to always spend out on Eagle F1's so I'm confused why one day he chose a budget tyre :?

It's another thing to add my list of problems I guess!!

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Nice car....

Post by namatjira » Mon 14 Apr, 2008 08:49

With the odd tyre, perhaps the tyre dealer did not have the correct one in stock and the vehicle was required immediately. Still he should have corrected it as soon as possible.

While it is best to have the same tyres all round the most important thing is that you have the same tyres on the same end of the car, both the same at the front and both the same at the rear. If your car is high performance then it will make a difference between front and rear also. If you have different tyres on one axle then you will get different road handling left to right as the tyre compound and tread patterns give different feedback and this is very dangerous. The cops will pick this up if you ever get stopped and they look. If you have different tyres front and rear but they are the same on each side, you may experience greater of lesser understeer or oversteer but it is unlikely to be as much of a problem unless you are used to pushing the vehicle hard. While the cops may comments about a front rear difference they will not ticket you for it.

On the seat belt retainer clip, I have this problem also and bought a new clip from the local $tealer. As yet I have not put it on as you have to remove the seat entirely, then remove the seat cover, install the clip and then put it all back together again. Clearly this is not a small job and so I guess I am waiting for a summer weekend with nothing to do ;-) What I can say is that they become fragile with the sun baking the plastic so I wish they had designed the replacement to be more convenient.

Anyway, nice car and individual too. Enjoy.....
Now with both the 411 bhp Supercharged Z3MR and a WRX STi Wagon getting a 3.4 litre transplant and an XKR with mods planned.

Fast is good, faster is better. Wheeeeee !!!

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Post by Justin Time » Mon 14 Apr, 2008 10:25

The 10 minute seat belt guide fix

And...
Alex L wrote:
yalden wrote:
Eagle F1 tyres
(Front 225/45/17)
(Rear 255/35/17)
yalden wrote:You're right, one is odd.
Have a look at the tyres on the pics :wink:
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BMW Z3 2.0L Velvet Blue Individual Edition
6pot wrote: We all know that the investment in a car is the fun enjoyed and not the cost.
LEX77 wrote:Jap cars no matter how quick, just dont cut it.
Mike Fishwick wrote:My wife often pulls mine off while she is driving!
A few pic's.......

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Post by cowboybebop » Mon 14 Apr, 2008 16:42

This spec of Zed is rare right?

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Post by Ian_C » Mon 14 Apr, 2008 20:14

Now that's how to introduce yourself to the forum! Comprehensive stuff :shock:

Welcome yalden. Smart looking zed with a very individual interior 8-) Hopefully we'll see it in the flesh at some meets.

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Post by stu » Mon 14 Apr, 2008 20:21

Looks yummy.
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Post by maxman » Mon 14 Apr, 2008 20:28

A cracking Z that will stand out in any company.Did you find it by chance or did you seek one out .

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Post by Justin Time » Mon 14 Apr, 2008 22:21

cowboybebop wrote:This spec of Zed is rare right?
Yup, all individual Z's are :D
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BMW Z3 2.0L Velvet Blue Individual Edition
6pot wrote: We all know that the investment in a car is the fun enjoyed and not the cost.
LEX77 wrote:Jap cars no matter how quick, just dont cut it.
Mike Fishwick wrote:My wife often pulls mine off while she is driving!
A few pic's.......

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Post by yalden » Mon 14 Apr, 2008 23:24

myredzed wrote:Now that's how to introduce yourself to the forum! Comprehensive stuff :shock:

Welcome yalden. Smart looking zed with a very individual interior 8-) Hopefully we'll see it in the flesh at some meets.
Thanks, I plan to attend some meets! I don't suppose anyone will be attending the Hestercombe BMWCC show next month? I did run a search for SW meets, with little success!!
maxman wrote:A cracking Z that will stand out in any company.Did you find it by chance or did you seek one out .
I'd love to say I sought it out, but sadly that wasn't the case! I sold my previous car (Click for details) after getting numerous features and trophies and running out of things to do! I looked at Audi S3's and TT's, 330ci's and then decided to browse some Z3's! I'd always had a soft spot for them... as with the few cars I've owned since I started driving, everything seemed to fall into place. I'd become a BMW enthusiast at heart and have since wanted an individual model with a decent spec and low mileage... within a week or so, I had bought such a car and parked it in it's new home 8-)

I have a few plans for the car, but ultimately I just want to drive it! Still, I did spend this evening taking apart all the centre console... I hate seeing a mess of wires, especially after only a weeks ownership, but in a couple weeks when I put it back together it should look a whole lot better :wink: :D

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SW meet

Post by italex » Tue 15 Apr, 2008 10:59

Where in the South west are you from?

I have been thinking for a little while about doing a recce with a view to sorting out a SW cruise. :P

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Post by yalden » Tue 15 Apr, 2008 11:57

Saltash, Cornwall... not a million miles away from Minehead... there are occasional dartmoor meets that bring together E30/E36/8-series owners etc, if we struggle to find Z3 numbers I'm sure we could tag along to their next meet! I've been to a fair few in the past!

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Post by yalden » Sun 20 Apr, 2008 18:07

Interior Makeover - Part 1
Stripping the centre console - 20/04/2008

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Having owned the Z3 for 2 weeks now, it was time to make the most of the overcast, yet dry weather.

I managed to wash, clay bar, polish and wax the entire car. I knew the car was in deperate need of a cleansing session, and the clay bar really proved that.

I also purchased an autoglym roof maintenance kit, I had been dying to use this since I got the car, so I'm glad the day stayed dry long enough for me to do the job!

As I finished doing the glass and exhaust the heavens openned, so my hopes of another nice shoot evolved into some interior fiddling...

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More on this later :wink:

Until then, here's some of the beeding...

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Post by whiteminks » Sun 20 Apr, 2008 18:19

Lovely colour combo!

My you have been busy and all your hard work is paying off :wink:

Enjoy 8-)
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Post by yalden » Sun 20 Apr, 2008 20:13

Interior Makeover - Part 2
Carbon Fibre Centre Console - 20/04/2008

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As promised, here's some shots that explain the reason for my interior fiddling 8-) :wink:

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Post by Ian_C » Sun 20 Apr, 2008 20:24

Quality job :bow

Can't wait to see some pics of them installed back in the zed.

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Post by cowboybebop » Sun 20 Apr, 2008 21:17

Very smart....

Nice professional job, is fitting the carbon fiber an difficult job?

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Post by madmare » Sun 20 Apr, 2008 22:29

Lovely car ... have a feeling I have met that zed as well a couple of years ago ...

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Post by yalden » Sun 20 Apr, 2008 23:34

cowboybebop wrote:Very smart....

Nice professional job, is fitting the carbon fiber an difficult job?
Thanks guys, the work was carried out by a friend I met through the E36 community with my previous car. He's utterly mastered the art of carbon wrapping, many have tried to do similar efforts but from their comments... it really isn't an easy thing to perfect!

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Post by yalden » Sat 26 Apr, 2008 17:07

Interior Makeover - Part 3
Carbon Fibre Centre Console - 26/04/2008

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Today I had chance to refit the centre console, it was almost straight forward; where the resin had sank into switch/dial recesses I had to carefully file the edges to allow correct fitment. This took a while but I've managed to achieve a factory finish once again! It's just a sad thought that I'll have to remove it all again soon to fit my leather trimmed boomerang's when they arrive from the US! :roll: :lol:

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Post by spurs fan in a coupe » Sat 26 Apr, 2008 19:26

Absolutely stunning,

I looked at some Zeds with multicoloured leather interiors and they look so smart.

Just wish I had the time to do something with mine.

Good job

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Post by ///M_aniac » Sat 26 Apr, 2008 20:25

Looking really good. Congratulations on the mod. Really effective. :wink:
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Post by yalden » Sat 03 May, 2008 22:17

Interior Makeover - Part 4
Dressed in leather - 03/05/2008

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Today I received my OEM leather boomerangs! I've stripped down the centre console again and refitted it with the new boomerangs! A nice touch I think! 8-)

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REAL OEM PARTS DIAGRAM - Part 6
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Post by Austin Powers » Fri 09 May, 2008 17:34

Individualisation of an individual car? :D
Excellent. The colour combo is perfect!!! 8-)
Congrats!
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Post by Justin Time » Fri 09 May, 2008 17:57

yalden wrote:In addition to this I decided to replace my chrome gearknob with something a little nicer, a Storm Motorwerks V1 shifter!
I'm after the same. Z3M Jason also has one on his Z. So much better ergonomics than the original.

Overall, it's looking great, Yalden. :thumb:
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6pot wrote: We all know that the investment in a car is the fun enjoyed and not the cost.
LEX77 wrote:Jap cars no matter how quick, just dont cut it.
Mike Fishwick wrote:My wife often pulls mine off while she is driving!
A few pic's.......

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Post by yalden » Sat 17 May, 2008 14:53

Maintenance
MOT - 12/05/2008

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I had my car booked in for MOT, thankfully it passed straight through! Advisory sheet indicated the following:-

- Rear indicator bulbs losing colour - Replaced
- Small chip outside of drivers view in windscreen - Needs filling
- Greater wear on o/s/f tyre, recommend tracking - Tracking carried out

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Post by spokey » Sat 17 May, 2008 15:13

:shock:

Carbon fibre interior to a Z3? Heresy! Heresy! :twisted:

(I love it ... love the colour combo as well. :wink: )
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Post by yalden » Sat 24 May, 2008 16:39

Interior Makeover - Part 5
I Bit the Billet - 24/05/2008

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I decided to replace my chrome gearknob with something a little nicer, a Storm Motorwerks V1 shifter! I had this in the titanium finish on my E36 so know how nice it feels and am looking forward to the enhanced shift from the +0.5kg knob. I chose the regular billet stainless finish in hope that it'll better suit the Z3 interior with it's splashes of chrome.

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To compliment this I also purchased a Storm Motorwerks billet stainless cigarette lighter plug.

Fitted pics:-
(excuse the yellow appearance of the leather *cheap camera alert*)

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Post by yalden » Sat 24 May, 2008 16:44

Interior Makeover - Part 6
Anti-Slip Mat - 24/05/2008

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Another tiny addition was that of a section of anti-slip mat, to stop anything placed inside the console pocket from moving around and marking the inside surface or making any noise.

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Post by yalden » Sat 24 May, 2008 16:48

Exterior Makeover - Part 1
Black Tonneau Cover - 24/05/2008

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I hated the unfinished look of the car with the roof down, as a result a Black tonneau cover had to be purchased (especially with all the recent sunshine). The lines of the car look much cleaner while it's fitted! 8-) Also note the Honda Civic Type R stub aerial.

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Post by yalden » Mon 30 Jun, 2008 21:57

Exterior Makeover - Part 2
Lowering Springs - 30/06/2008

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The car felt a little too high considering it's apparent Sports Car title! Although coilovers are planned, at present they're further down the priority list. Until then, I will make do with a set of lowering springs to improve the stance temporarily. Not the best of photos but it'll have to do for now!

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Post by pablo » Mon 30 Jun, 2008 23:24

looks top to me 8-)

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Post by yalden » Sat 05 Jul, 2008 21:53

Exterior Makeover - Part 3a
AC Schnitzer Type 1 Racing - 05/07/2008

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The long search for the right set of wheels finally came to an end on Thursday evening! Today I took a long trip from Cornwall to London and picked up a 2nd hand set of 18" AC Schnitzer Type 1 3-piece split rims, not the Hartge Design E's I was hoping for, but none the less a great wheel!

I believe the rears are 9J ET38 and the fronts 8.5J ET38, unfortunately the fronts are meant to be fitted with 7mm hubcentric spacers. This is because the wheels were originally purchased for an E36 M3, the spacers would've been necessary to prevent the wheel from fouling the brake caliper. As I don't have this problem I don't want the spacer, however without it the front wheels remain non-hubcentric. As a result I have removed the wheels until I can call Rossiters on Monday and order some spigot rings. The dishes are all tarnished, some more than others, likewise there are various degrees of kerb rash. My intentions are to split the wheels, replace all the bolts with gold alternatives, respray the centres in high power silver, the inners in gloss black and fit new stainless/wider dishes to both front and rear. This'll be a gradual build over the winter nights... I can't wait!

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Post by ///M_aniac » Sun 06 Jul, 2008 00:35

Terrific looking work in progress.

Best of luck for the future plans

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Post by yalden » Sat 12 Jul, 2008 18:21

Exterior Makeover - Part 3b
AC Schnitzer Type 1 Racing - 05/07/2008

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Rossiters managed to supply me with a pair of ACS spigot rings (72.5mm ID/82mm OD), meaning the wheels fitted hubcentric onto the front! As a result I thought it'd be rude not to clean them up a little and take a few photos! You'll notice the scuff on the front bumper, mostly as it's full of polish... that'll be the next thing to sort out :idea:

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Post by yalden » Sat 12 Jul, 2008 21:16

Interior Makeover - Part 7a
More OEM leather - 12/07/2008

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More leather comes in the form of these OEM grab handles, a rare option on the Z3...

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Post by D19NYW » Fri 25 Jul, 2008 23:07

loving those rims mate ........ would like a set myself :)

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Post by adam666999 » Tue 02 Sep, 2008 15:28

hi mate just a quick question.... i have put on some berelli 18" wheeels running 255/35/18 rears and 225/40/18 fronts.. and was thinking it needs to be lowered and was thinking about the same jamex spring setup you have, the main question is does it rub at all over bumps or full lock, and the second query is that mine is 1.9 prefacelift will that make any difference if i was to get it lowered??

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Post by stu » Tue 02 Sep, 2008 20:32

adam666999 wrote:hi mate just a quick question.... i have put on some berelli 18" wheeels running 255/35/18 rears and 225/40/18 fronts.. and was thinking it needs to be lowered and was thinking about the same jamex spring setup you have, the main question is does it rub at all over bumps or full lock, and the second query is that mine is 1.9 prefacelift will that make any difference if i was to get it lowered??
With those tyres, it'll rub at the front and might be very close to your strut (so check for clearance). Back should be fine. I have 15mm spacers with the same size tyres (Alpina cotton reels) with no issues, even fully laden. I am running stock suspension again at the moment though.
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Post by yalden » Sat 20 Sep, 2008 17:07

Exterior Makeover - Part 4
J'adore French Fogs - 20/08/2008

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In a bid to follow the euro trend with my Z3 I decided to go to work on the foglights! I contacted the US firm Lamin-X with regard to precut coloured adhesive laminate, within a week the postman came knocking! I'm very impressed with the product and even more so with the service.

After removing the foglights and applying the film, I thought it'd be a nice touch to update the fog light access covers. Being black plastic I contemplated getting them colour coded; but in the end I settled with carbon wrapping them...

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Post by yalden » Sat 20 Sep, 2008 17:19

Performance/ Engine Cosmetics - Part 1
Gruppe M Replica - 25/08/2008

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Due to serious withdrawal symptoms over the noise of my previous car, I decided to purchase another Gruppe M Replica induction kit. I sourced one second hand and had to trim the metal sleeve and carbon shroud to fit the Z3, in all I think I did a very tidy job, coupled with a new blue silicon hose to replace the black split one that came with the kit and a set of new jubilee clips I'm more than happy...

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Post by yalden » Sat 20 Sep, 2008 17:23

Performance/ Engine Cosmetics - Part 2
Magpie - 28/08/2008

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Being a bit of a magpie, I decided to fit some parts I'd kept my mitts on following the sale of my E36:

Mirage Stainless service inspection cap cover
Mirage Stainless brake fluid reservoir cover
Mirage Stainless brake fluid reservoir cap cover
Mirage Stainless header tank cap cover

In addition, to compliment the blue hose I fitted a blue citroen washer cap!

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