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by Inferno
Thu 07 Jan, 2016 19:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 1.8 gone wide, need help for wheels
Replies: 33
Views: 4195

Re: Z3 1.8 gone wide, need help for wheels

Just ordered some new dare dr-rs from UK, silver with golden rivets, 17"x7.5J ET30 and 17"x10J ET15 plus 20 or 25mm spacer on the rears. I'm planning to run fronts on 225/45 and the rears on 255/40 do you guys think i will have any problems on the front wheels? i am running now 17"x8J ET35 with 225/...
by Inferno
Fri 01 Jan, 2016 22:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Trunk central locking problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1013

Trunk central locking problem

Hi all! I discovered recently that my trunk central locking doesn't work. I mean that when i lock the car everything locks except the trunk, i have to manually lock in and unlock it inserting the key. So i bought a replacement trunk actuator, i tried today to replace it but when i removed my old act...
by Inferno
Tue 03 Nov, 2015 13:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Strut Towers
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Re: Strut Towers

I just installed new top mounts, new bump stops, the Z3M strut reinforcement plates and had the srtut towers fixed, car feels much much softer over bumps, and i am delight to say that the car height has been raised. I can now stick 2 fingers between the rire and the wheel housing. New challenge is t...
by Inferno
Sun 25 Oct, 2015 13:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 vibrations
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: Z3 vibrations

Thank's i will start from there. Most logical problem i think should be the wheel weights because the problem appears in the exact range 100-140 km/h. After 140kph car rolls smoothly..

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by Inferno
Sun 25 Oct, 2015 13:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 vibrations
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: Z3 vibrations

Thanks for the reply, all the joints and bushings have been checked 2 months ago and they are in good condition.. also wheel weights was checked and replaced 3 months ago but only in the rear wheels

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by Inferno
Sun 25 Oct, 2015 12:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 vibrations
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Z3 vibrations

I have noticed a change of rolling quality recently, whole car and steering wheel vibrates especially in the range between 100-140 km/h and tyre pressures are dropping quite often. New tyres? Alloys needs fixing? Bushings? Car needs allignment?

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by Inferno
Fri 23 Oct, 2015 14:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof Top needs small repair
Replies: 39
Views: 3652

Re: Roof Top needs small repair

Southernboy is the man.. i finally managed to equally adjust the roof hooks last weekend but i forgot to post it here. For some reason the right hook was 360 degrees more loose than the other. Roof seals perfectly now

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by Inferno
Wed 21 Oct, 2015 12:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Need help for interior color
Replies: 25
Views: 3885

Re: Need help for interior color

that's EXACTLY what they said! are you working there? :P

regardless of that i was just wondering if you can understand from the pics the leather type and the color.
by Inferno
Wed 21 Oct, 2015 09:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Need help for interior color
Replies: 25
Views: 3885

Re: Need help for interior color

Does anyone knows how i will be 100% certain what colour and leather type the new seats are? I want to buy a duing kit at some point to fix a small "damage" in the classic point where you enter and exit the car, and i want to be sure. I am pretty sure it's Nappa leather, Tanin Red, but not 100% sure
by Inferno
Thu 15 Oct, 2015 21:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 17" wheels for Z3- what offset?
Replies: 15
Views: 3810

Re: 17" wheels for Z3- what offset?

No, imo 8.5 at front needs something like ET41 as antm72 said. An 8.5 with ET35 for example would be rubbing the tire to the arches perhaps even with a 215 (that also depends on how lowered the car is). If you want to put 8.5J at front you should really choose ET40 Sent from my SM-G850F using Tapatalk
by Inferno
Thu 15 Oct, 2015 15:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Strut Towers
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Re: Strut Towers

Does anybody knows if part number 31 33 1 094 288 (top mount gaskets) Is necessairy when you install new top mounts? It isn't available in BMW greece and i have to wait like 15 days to arrive from Germany.. can i use my existing gaskets or i must install new gaskets no matter what? Sent from my SM-G...
by Inferno
Thu 15 Oct, 2015 14:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Strut Towers
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Re: Strut Towers

Hi - thanks for sharing the information - whilst these sort of reinforcements are standard upgrades on rally cars, I didn't know the front strut mounts were a general weakness on the Z3. :shock: Yes me too :P, what i have learned is that E36s and Z3s had weak strut towers, they fixed this problem i...
by Inferno
Thu 15 Oct, 2015 07:40
Forum: Performance
Topic: springs
Replies: 14
Views: 2407

Re: springs

I did a quick search in the Z3 Roadster posts. Seems some people have had this issue in the past. They "doubled up" on the pads. top and bottom / front and back. I can't tell you what colour codes mean... perhaps you should call a BMW dealer and ask. sorry i forgot to post the link, by #385, #386, ...
by Inferno
Thu 15 Oct, 2015 07:13
Forum: Performance
Topic: springs
Replies: 14
Views: 2407

Re: springs

I think using the thicker OEM pads with the Eibach kit is the answer. It ends up lowering only 20mm vs 30mm. Alternately get a set of coil overs which are adjustable. :wink: Do you know which spring pad thickness the car has from factory? #385, #386, or #387? and why next to #385 and #387 it says "...
by Inferno
Wed 14 Oct, 2015 13:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 17" wheels for Z3- what offset?
Replies: 15
Views: 3810

Re: 17" wheels for Z3- what offset?

Standard offset is 41 front wheel a 7.5 j normally , you can stretch as far as an 8j front but not much lower than a 35 offset at this you may need to put a little stretch on the tyres. I run 7j all round with a 35 offset it is about 12mm further out but tyre tread still under the arch. The rear de...
by Inferno
Wed 14 Oct, 2015 13:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Strut Towers
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Re: Strut Towers

Searching the web about the strut towers problem which i have started fixing by visiting a body shop, installing new top mounts and a strut brace, i found this solution by Turner Motorsport http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-191-e36-z3-strut-tower-reinforcement-plates-pair.aspx They are actually a pa...
by Inferno
Tue 13 Oct, 2015 07:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Can the arch liners come out without taking wheels off..
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: Can the arch liners come out without taking wheels off..

Yes you can. at least i have seen the body shop doing it to my car. they removed rear fenders and arch liners without taking off the wheels. Of course you will have to jack your car up first.
by Inferno
Sat 10 Oct, 2015 13:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Need help for interior color
Replies: 25
Views: 3885

Re: Need help for interior color

Problem solved both pretensioners were off obviously the seats came off a destroyed coupe i installed my old pretensioners but i didn't catch the garage shop open to erase the faults i will visit them again on monday.. i must get carsoft 6.5 for things like this... Sent from my SM-G850F using Tapatalk
by Inferno
Fri 09 Oct, 2015 17:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Need help for interior color
Replies: 25
Views: 3885

Re: Need help for interior color

While installing the new seats i didn't disconnect the battery, i don't know if it's relative or not but the airbag light came on. I visited earlier today the mechanic to diagnose the fault. It sees BOTH belt pretensioners faulty and the error cannot be erased... he made me uninstall the seats, swap...
by Inferno
Fri 09 Oct, 2015 17:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Strut Towers
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Re: Strut Towers

The metal has bent towards the hood, anyway i visited the mechanic it's called the mushroom effect and it's an easy fix, you just hit the tower with a hammer... sort of... i have to fix it because otherwise i will not be able to install new top mounts when the time comes and i will not be able to in...
by Inferno
Fri 09 Oct, 2015 10:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Strut Towers
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Strut Towers

Is it possible to repair slightly bented strut towers? over the years and possibly because of the stiff/lowered suspension, my front struts are slightly damaged, what i mean is that the distance between the strut towers holes has slightly changed, that means that when it comes the time to change the...
by Inferno
Fri 09 Oct, 2015 09:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof Top needs small repair
Replies: 39
Views: 3652

Re: Roof Top needs small repair

already tried this, no luck..
by Inferno
Fri 09 Oct, 2015 09:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof Top needs small repair
Replies: 39
Views: 3652

Re: Roof Top needs small repair

Ok i will try again tonight and let you know!
by Inferno
Fri 09 Oct, 2015 09:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof Top needs small repair
Replies: 39
Views: 3652

Re: Roof Top needs small repair

sorry i might be very stupid, but what nut??
by Inferno
Fri 09 Oct, 2015 08:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof Top needs small repair
Replies: 39
Views: 3652

Re: Roof Top needs small repair

ok, thanks, i will give another try, the problem is that the screw is stuck, it won't unscrew and i am afraid of jamming it...
by Inferno
Fri 09 Oct, 2015 08:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof Top needs small repair
Replies: 39
Views: 3652

Re: Roof Top needs small repair

ok thanks, i will try that again, but i have already adjust the windows to a very high level, i know where the drops are coming from, the rubbers have shrinked over the years and they have made one little hole at the point where the "front" rubber meets with the small "middle" rubber. That happened ...
by Inferno
Fri 09 Oct, 2015 08:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof Top needs small repair
Replies: 39
Views: 3652

Re: Roof Top needs small repair

i don't have water leaking fromt the top of the windscreen, that's not why i want to readjust the soft top. i have water leaking from the top of both windows, where the seal with the rubbers, it's not something disturbing it is a lot smaller leaking than i used to have before you help me in this thr...
by Inferno
Thu 08 Oct, 2015 19:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof Top needs small repair
Replies: 39
Views: 3652

Re: Roof Top needs small repair

Finally! The two bolts did the trick and combined with the height adjustment i did yesterday the noise is completely gone, the car is quiter than ever! However i washed the car and still had some water drops coming in the cabin. I tried to adjust the roof hatches or clamps i dont know they call it, ...
by Inferno
Thu 08 Oct, 2015 11:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Need help for interior color
Replies: 25
Views: 3885

Re: Need help for interior color

also the price difference is HUGE, 900€ for the new covers vs 110€ for the dying kit... However i don't know how i will manage to dye the panels (because of the handle on the panel, it covers a part of the red leather) and i think i must again remove the seats and even worse, separate them from thei...
by Inferno
Thu 08 Oct, 2015 10:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Need help for interior color
Replies: 25
Views: 3885

Re: Need help for interior color

So this is how it looks, photo quality is very poor because on the lighting (ita actually looks a lot better than the pics), but you get the idea. Not the best move i ever did, when you sit inside it's perfect but when you put the roof down the combo with the car color is weird. Anyway i knew this f...
by Inferno
Thu 08 Oct, 2015 09:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof Top needs small repair
Replies: 39
Views: 3652

Re: Roof Top needs small repair

i will check it tonight and let you know
by Inferno
Thu 08 Oct, 2015 09:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof Top needs small repair
Replies: 39
Views: 3652

Re: Roof Top needs small repair

ok, you can see me confused because i have already messed with them and i don't think that they can actually adjust something, they don't move inwards or outwards, they are like any other bolt.... on the other hand the noise started when i messed with them the first time, so this can't be a coincide...
by Inferno
Thu 08 Oct, 2015 09:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof Top needs small repair
Replies: 39
Views: 3652

Re: Roof Top needs small repair

ok thanks, i mentioned the door cards because Boosh mentioned that if i mess with the 2 bolts, i might have to remove the door cards again to re-adjust the window height.
by Inferno
Thu 08 Oct, 2015 08:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof Top needs small repair
Replies: 39
Views: 3652

Re: Roof Top needs small repair

ok , i think i get it, problem is i have to remove the door card again, it is EXTREMELY difficult to install them back, it took me like 2 hours yesterday to install the new cards. just one more question, what do you mean by adjusting the "foot"?
by Inferno
Thu 08 Oct, 2015 06:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof Top needs small repair
Replies: 39
Views: 3652

Re: Roof Top needs small repair

This is how the noise began in the first place, i messed with these two bolts.. at the time i didn't know what they were for.. so i loose the bolts and then i tilt towards the car the small triangle window?

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by Inferno
Wed 07 Oct, 2015 21:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof Top needs small repair
Replies: 39
Views: 3652

Re: Roof Top needs small repair

So, installing the new seats and door cards was a good chance to adjust window height. Both windows are now completely sealing with the roof but the wind whistle noise is still there. I did some tests as i was driving and looks like it comes from the little triangle window where it seals with the wi...
by Inferno
Mon 05 Oct, 2015 07:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof Top needs small repair
Replies: 39
Views: 3652

Re: Roof Top needs small repair

Thanks, i will check it asap
by Inferno
Mon 05 Oct, 2015 07:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof Top needs small repair
Replies: 39
Views: 3652

Re: Roof Top needs small repair

ok, i fixed the roof problem, but apparently this wasn't the case, i still have wind noise especially in cross winds, i took a closer look and the driver's window is not hugging the roof seal properly. in the end i know i will have to buy new seals, but is there any other solution i didn't try? What...
by Inferno
Sun 04 Oct, 2015 12:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Facelift sports seat wiring for pre-facelift?
Replies: 9
Views: 1683

Re:

Thanks Gary, I can't see the links/pics whilst I am at work, but I'll check from home tonight. If I decide to perform the connections myself instead of purchasing the adapter kit (found part number which is 61106916218), do you think the use of scotch locks would be appropriate? I am not sure what ...
by Inferno
Sat 03 Oct, 2015 08:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof Top needs small repair
Replies: 39
Views: 3652

Re: Roof Top needs small repair

I got a glue... i hope i won't destroy the roof

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by Inferno
Fri 02 Oct, 2015 22:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Need help for interior color
Replies: 25
Views: 3885

Need help for interior color

i love this mod, but i have a silly question, do you think i have to remove the leather cover to install the male snaps? http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/02/1dd6b5d42e4b2262be94b5afc0ac5cb3.jpg http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/02/efb0b131e8527f429690ab5f7eaf0d05.jpg Sent from my iPad using T...
by Inferno
Fri 02 Oct, 2015 10:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Need help for interior color
Replies: 25
Views: 3885

Re: Need help for interior color

Thanks for the info. i already made the first deposit to the seller. i also learned that if they are removed from a 2001-2002 Coupe i will have to cut and solder the cables because last Z3's used different cable connectors/sockets
by Inferno
Fri 02 Oct, 2015 09:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Need help for interior color
Replies: 25
Views: 3885

Re: Need help for interior color

****... i didn't noticed that... should i buy them? or not??

i found this guide to retrofit seat guides: https://zroadster.org/articles/bmw-z3-s ... anging.50/ author mentions also that Coupe seats are comfier than Roadster seats. Is it true?
by Inferno
Thu 01 Oct, 2015 19:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Need help for interior color
Replies: 25
Views: 3885

Re: Need help for interior color

i just noticed something weird... if i understend correctly from the door panel... this is from an RHD car???


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by Inferno
Thu 01 Oct, 2015 18:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Need help for interior color
Replies: 25
Views: 3885

Re: Need help for interior color

Do you think i will have any compatibility issues? My car is a 1996 with electric heated stendard seats

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by Inferno
Thu 01 Oct, 2015 16:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Need help for interior color
Replies: 25
Views: 3885

Re: Need help for interior color

hmmmm i thought so... i don't know i am 50-50
by Inferno
Thu 01 Oct, 2015 14:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Need help for interior color
Replies: 25
Views: 3885

Need help for interior color

i found one Tanin Red (if i am correct) interior (seats+panels) in good price and i am about to get it. problem is i am not sure about the color combo with atlanta blue and black dash/roof. i found some pics of a sample car. any thoughts? Actual seats i am getting: http://s34.carcdn.gr/5416/5416480_...
by Inferno
Thu 01 Oct, 2015 09:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof Top needs small repair
Replies: 39
Views: 3652

Re: Roof Top needs small repair

isn't silicone a bit too strong? i need something that can be easily removed and cleaned in case i ever install a new roof top
by Inferno
Thu 01 Oct, 2015 07:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof Top needs small repair
Replies: 39
Views: 3652

Roof Top needs small repair

roof in the top left corner (red circle in the pic) has been slightly separated from the "plastic housing" or whatever, so now i have wind noise after 80kph. Do you know any good glue for roof tops to fix this, or should i visit a pro? http://i883.photobucket.com/albums/ac36/Inferno_lb/str_512_060_z...