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by BenZ3-2.0
Thu 11 Nov, 2010 16:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Le Mans
Replies: 3
Views: 468

I had an X5 for a while, it was a prefacelift 3.0D sport Tbh honest, they are slow, dont handle (i mean dont even handle for a big lump) I only averaged 23mpg with a mix of town and rural driving. The worst thing about them has to be their reliability, I am part of the Xdrivers forum and you only ha...
by BenZ3-2.0
Thu 28 Oct, 2010 19:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What seats/colour are these?
Replies: 7
Views: 632

dirty cream?!
by BenZ3-2.0
Wed 27 Oct, 2010 13:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 4 wheel hunter alignment.
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Correct no adjustment on the rear. With the lowering on my coilovers the negative camber on my rears is rediculous! lol I am fitting the Ireland camber and toe kit for the rear to cure this problem this winter and also adjustable top mounts. http://store.nexternal.com/shared/StoreFront/default.asp?...
by BenZ3-2.0
Wed 27 Oct, 2010 13:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 18" Wheels - Not Sure!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1270

Had 18's on mine for the last 5 years. Started with some tramlining issues in the begining. Most importantly he needs to check tyres and tyre pressures (some tyre brands cause worse affects, I have always found falkens to be excellent). Secondly Strut brace (I have the e-tech one) and lastly poly bu...
by BenZ3-2.0
Tue 26 Oct, 2010 16:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 4 wheel hunter alignment.
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Correct no adjustment on the rear. With the lowering on my coilovers the negative camber on my rears is rediculous! lol
by BenZ3-2.0
Mon 25 Oct, 2010 18:14
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: I thinki want it to be more aggressive....
Replies: 12
Views: 889

I would be interested in your wheels if you change?
by BenZ3-2.0
Thu 23 Sep, 2010 13:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Alloys
Replies: 10
Views: 781

Far to blingy imo
by BenZ3-2.0
Wed 22 Sep, 2010 15:15
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Havent posted a pic for ages, after a recent Detailing.
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Havent posted a pic for ages, after a recent Detailing.

All zymol products:

Wash Zymol shampoo and conditioner
Clay bar
HD clense
Zymol concourse wax

And the result!

Image
by BenZ3-2.0
Mon 13 Sep, 2010 13:24
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Speed Humps
Replies: 10
Views: 724

mine scrapes on most bumps, its the standard exhaust......but i do have coil overs lol.
by BenZ3-2.0
Wed 08 Sep, 2010 11:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Ford V8 conversion
Replies: 64
Views: 7953

looks cool. will keep an eye on this
by BenZ3-2.0
Wed 01 Sep, 2010 13:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What do you love most about your Z???
Replies: 32
Views: 1456

The retro looks
by BenZ3-2.0
Wed 01 Sep, 2010 13:56
Forum: Performance
Topic: Coilovers
Replies: 5
Views: 741

I have the Ap coild overs and they are very good value for money.

There are two brackets really: £200 - £600 or a £1k plus. The Ap are around £480ish.
by BenZ3-2.0
Wed 01 Sep, 2010 13:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: C/F BMW badge Group Buy UPDATE
Replies: 14
Views: 1513

It is worth noting if you have replica wheels the 70mm whell badges will not fit. I have tried a couple if times to get the right ones.

If he supplies the smaller wheel badges for rep wheels im in.

Need some that measure 68mm across the back.
by BenZ3-2.0
Thu 26 Aug, 2010 13:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: De-chroming. Black grill & Carbon badges
Replies: 50
Views: 3193

Do it, i have mine done for an age and oculd never go book. Actually dont like the chrome on the Zeds when i see it now!!
by BenZ3-2.0
Thu 26 Aug, 2010 13:32
Forum: Performance
Topic: Need for speed
Replies: 28
Views: 2379

Get both, the rears are adjustable so can help with negative camber a tiny bit.
by BenZ3-2.0
Wed 25 Aug, 2010 16:39
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: another insurance scam
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Definetely standard practice for premium to increase after you pass your test. I actually agree the risk is higher as although you have passed a test you have no experience!!
by BenZ3-2.0
Wed 25 Aug, 2010 16:36
Forum: Performance
Topic: Need for speed
Replies: 28
Views: 2379

I suggest that the Rogue eniginering top mounts will be best. NOt sure where they are cheapest.

http://www.rogueengineering.com/rogue/RSM.html
by BenZ3-2.0
Wed 25 Aug, 2010 16:15
Forum: Performance
Topic: Airbox Swop
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Why wouldnt you keep her 2.8 and sell your 1.9?
by BenZ3-2.0
Tue 24 Aug, 2010 13:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another scam ?
Replies: 44
Views: 3710

Brilliant. That made my lunch more intersting lol!!!
by BenZ3-2.0
Wed 18 Aug, 2010 14:18
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Eye brows
Replies: 6
Views: 413

I have them fitted and think they make the front end look more agressive. Def cool.
by BenZ3-2.0
Wed 18 Aug, 2010 13:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 2124

Used my X5 on Falkens all through winter and thought they were excellent!! Great in the snow two. Actually went round a land rover stuck on a hill, not something you see everyday!
by BenZ3-2.0
Wed 18 Aug, 2010 13:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tiny Clock Symbol
Replies: 9
Views: 599

mmmmm should really get coolant and brake fliud done on mine, aswell as the blets up front.

Can feel a nice bill coming on lol
by BenZ3-2.0
Wed 18 Aug, 2010 13:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Cobra Stainless Steel Exhaust System + Leather Interior
Replies: 27
Views: 1767

Sad!
by BenZ3-2.0
Mon 16 Aug, 2010 14:50
Forum: Performance
Topic: Need for speed
Replies: 28
Views: 2379

Yeah you got a few things to buy, apologies for being covered in concrete but actually got the patio done in the end.

As i said if you get stuck with the fitting let me know, also have a think about poly bushes round the front also helps things!!
by BenZ3-2.0
Thu 12 Aug, 2010 07:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear Brake Tapping
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Rear Brake Tapping

OK my rear brakes were squeeling quite badly, I had thought it was likely the garage that fitted the pads had not copper greased the rears...I was correct. In my hast to fix the problem I didnt remove the calliper and simply pulled it open enough to get some copper grease behind the contact points, ...
by BenZ3-2.0
Wed 11 Aug, 2010 13:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air filter, anyone heard of this brand?
Replies: 8
Views: 435

looks like tat to me. Get a simota.
by BenZ3-2.0
Wed 11 Aug, 2010 12:05
Forum: Performance
Topic: Hamann Wheels - Will these fit?
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Didnt get them, ebay seller never replied. Got a feeling he was just using the add to sell other E46 items. doubt he even had the wheels!!

Still keeping my eyes peeled. Want somethign dished and not too common. Ideas welcome!!!
by BenZ3-2.0
Tue 10 Aug, 2010 16:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: bit of help please
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Disconnect the MAF and see if the lumpiness is still there. You may have over oiled the system causing damage / or dirtiness to MAF?
by BenZ3-2.0
Tue 10 Aug, 2010 16:23
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1.8 2000 Steel Grey SOLD
Replies: 10
Views: 735

How comes you are getting rid after a month?
by BenZ3-2.0
Mon 09 Aug, 2010 21:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Advice on car spotted for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 1059

Nice, looks good value to me. I have the 2.0 and am happy enough with it
by BenZ3-2.0
Mon 09 Aug, 2010 21:06
Forum: Performance
Topic: Need for speed
Replies: 28
Views: 2379

ok. message me as im thinking of ebaying soon. Got a patio to pay for lol
by BenZ3-2.0
Mon 09 Aug, 2010 15:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Knocking noise
Replies: 20
Views: 1169

Seems expensive, wishbones with with bushes fitted are less than £30 a corner from euro car parts?

I changed my suspension arms and had poly bnushes all ronud for less than that.
by BenZ3-2.0
Mon 09 Aug, 2010 14:17
Forum: Performance
Topic: Need for speed
Replies: 28
Views: 2379

Front and rear are adjustable. ( i have the exact same set fitted to my car, outstanding!!) http://www.apcoilovers.com/ap_coilovers.php?make=BMW&model=Z3 Looking for £300 collected or £350 delivered I have had the e-tech brace on for around two years now, never any probs and improves the handling no...
by BenZ3-2.0
Mon 09 Aug, 2010 12:22
Forum: Performance
Topic: Need for speed
Replies: 28
Views: 2379

I recomment the E-tech strut brace. Can be bought for about £130ish.

I have a set of AP coil overs brand new never used if you are interested.
by BenZ3-2.0
Fri 06 Aug, 2010 13:03
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 80279

Epic, wish i had the cash and th eskill to do it. Did keep an eye on the S50 went for a good price.
by BenZ3-2.0
Fri 06 Aug, 2010 13:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: My Z3 just died :(
Replies: 65
Views: 3389

could see this happening a mile off. Said from the begining i bet it was only a small fault.

The price is far too high anyway, but not in code with the Forum ethos imo. But hey its a recession out there and they have not broken any laws!!
by BenZ3-2.0
Thu 05 Aug, 2010 15:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Squeaking Noise at low RPM
Replies: 21
Views: 1753

yep i can see cracks, going to get mine changed then. From memory its just a single belt...?
by BenZ3-2.0
Thu 05 Aug, 2010 15:27
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: all sorts of ICE on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 950

May I ask ehat system you went for, will be looking to eventually upgrade my OEM system as it can be a bit lakcing at times?
by BenZ3-2.0
Thu 05 Aug, 2010 13:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Squeaking Noise at low RPM
Replies: 21
Views: 1753

what is the service interval to change belts? I have a squeek i know is the belt when the engine is ticking over. Thought i might just get it changed?
by BenZ3-2.0
Thu 05 Aug, 2010 13:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: My Z3 just died :(
Replies: 65
Views: 3389

yeah more than likley bacuase it was a minor fault and they picked it ip CHEAP, good for them. I would have if i was closer.
by BenZ3-2.0
Wed 04 Aug, 2010 15:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rubber and Alloy
Replies: 18
Views: 1060

I have some staggered 5 spoke 17 in the garage, need tyres but in relatively good nick. pm if you are interested?
by BenZ3-2.0
Sun 01 Aug, 2010 20:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Where to go from here...
Replies: 13
Views: 629

car looks amazing.

Do the eingine, either v8, charge or m conversion.

Thats what im looking to do next...check out Snatch's thread his corvette extension was serious cool and definite feature contention if you like that sort of thing.
by BenZ3-2.0
Sun 01 Aug, 2010 20:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: My Z3 just died :(
Replies: 65
Views: 3389

sounds like it wasnt a major fault then?
by BenZ3-2.0
Sun 01 Aug, 2010 20:09
Forum: Performance
Topic: Hamann Wheels - Will these fit?
Replies: 5
Views: 730

What offsett is acceptable?

I already have a couple of sets of spacers so not a problem there. I think the with the coilovers I have the chance to get the stance spot on!!
by BenZ3-2.0
Sun 01 Aug, 2010 15:13
Forum: Performance
Topic: Hamann Wheels - Will these fit?
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Hamann Wheels - Will these fit?

Authentic Hamann HM2 19x8.5 wheels

They are bmw fitment came off a E46 M3....Just asked a few questions of seller, like:

Offset
Width
etc

but wondeirng if they may be too wide?

Think with the aero bumper and skirts will just finish her off nicely....oh have i said too much lol
by BenZ3-2.0
Sat 31 Jul, 2010 19:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: beesting aerial
Replies: 11
Views: 552

cheers
by BenZ3-2.0
Sat 31 Jul, 2010 19:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: beesting aerial
Replies: 11
Views: 552

where did you get it form and does it include the base? im after one.
by BenZ3-2.0
Fri 30 Jul, 2010 12:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Failed thermostat
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Yeah fine to drive, as above fuel economy will be poor.
by BenZ3-2.0
Fri 30 Jul, 2010 08:18
Forum: Performance
Topic: Inlet Manifold - right one for a mod?
Replies: 10
Views: 1271

if you have a look or at Perfromancebmw forum or search alpina527 he does this mod. Usually on an exchange basis of your old manifold.
by BenZ3-2.0
Fri 30 Jul, 2010 08:17
Forum: Performance
Topic: Need for speed
Replies: 28
Views: 2379

as said sort handling first,

Strut brace
poly bushes
Coil overs

then engine wise on sensible money is,

Exhaust
Induction
Re-map
inlet manifold modification (Think this avialable on 2.2)

There are alternative like supercharging etc but you will be talking big money!!