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by Captain
Wed 03 May, 2017 09:43
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: deni2s Z3
Replies: 111
Views: 23052

Re: deni2s Z3

Looks good, going to have to do some work to reach that 300kph :)
by Captain
Mon 18 Jul, 2016 09:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gearbox Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Gearbox Problem

Have you changed the gearbox oil? Despite BMW saying filled for life a change is always worth doing it usually transforms gear changing. Be aware some gearboxes use ATF others oil, label on gearbox indicates which if its still attached. Someone will nbe along regarding the worn pins question. Thank...
by Captain
Mon 18 Jul, 2016 08:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gearbox Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Gearbox Problem

Went for a drive yesterday, finding it difficult to select 3rd gear, once the car warmed up it seemed to be fine. Any ideas what could be causing this problem, I've read about pins that get worn and need replacing. It's a 1998 2.8 with 65000 miles.
TIA
by Captain
Thu 02 Jun, 2016 07:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: .net Z3 /Z4 "HELP CENTERS" ??
Replies: 13
Views: 1193

Re: .net Z3 /Z4 "HELP CENTERS" ??

Good idea Barry, when can I drop my car off. I've got a comprehensive list of repairs :D
by Captain
Fri 22 Apr, 2016 09:36
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New wheels fitted
Replies: 17
Views: 2656

Re: New wheels fitted

Very nice, looks great.
by Captain
Fri 01 Apr, 2016 10:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fitting speakers in doors
Replies: 30
Views: 2612

Re: Fitting speakers in doors

Southernboy wrote:.... Can't recall Hilton - did I supply you the bits??
Yes you did :D
by Captain
Fri 01 Apr, 2016 09:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fitting speakers in doors
Replies: 30
Views: 2612

Re: Fitting speakers in doors

I have the same setup as Barry, it makes a great improvement to the overall sound. Well worth doing.
by Captain
Fri 18 Dec, 2015 17:32
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Thought I'd better re-intro myself
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

Re: Thought I'd better re-intro myself

Welcome back Lewy, I remember you had some good mods planned for the zed, looking forward to your progress :D
by Captain
Sat 31 Oct, 2015 18:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Shims
Replies: 16
Views: 1501

Re: Shims

Not sure peter2b I've not seen any talk of shims been used, maybe some more knowledgeable folk will chime in
by Captain
Sat 31 Oct, 2015 17:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Shims
Replies: 16
Views: 1501

Re: Shims

As far as I'm aware there are no shims involved when fitting a hardtop
by Captain
Tue 06 Oct, 2015 06:17
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 2003 3.0i Sport Edition Roadster Individual
Replies: 42
Views: 6903

Re: New Beginnings...

Very nice yalden, looking forward to your progress.
by Captain
Fri 04 Sep, 2015 06:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M Gearshift Surround for non M
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: M Gearshift Surround for non M

thompy93 wrote:Damn nice. Is that real carbon trim, with or without 3M backside?
Thanks, not real carbon trim, I wrapped the trim using 3M carbon vinyl.
by Captain
Wed 02 Sep, 2015 07:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M Gearshift Surround for non M
Replies: 5
Views: 623

M Gearshift Surround for non M

Received one of the first M gearshift surrounds designed and made by Barry aka southernboy, all I can say is another great product by southernboy. It fits great and looks superb :D Also like to wish Barry a speedy recovery, after his recent surgery A couple of bad quality pics, using my phone http:/...
by Captain
Tue 12 May, 2015 17:07
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Z3M White (Picture Heavy) Now Silver!!
Replies: 18
Views: 5097

Re: Z3M White (Picture Heavy) Now Silver!!

Looking good, like the silver and black
by Captain
Tue 12 May, 2015 10:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3M shaking at 70 mph
Replies: 28
Views: 2813

Re: Z3M shaking at 70 mph

I'm sure those will work, which did you get the metal or plastic rings. Once the wheel is bolted up it tends to squash the rings slightly giving a nice tight fit on the hub, that's what I found when using spigot rings a while back.
by Captain
Wed 08 Apr, 2015 19:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 body kits, skirts, spoilers pics request..
Replies: 24
Views: 6551

Re: Z3 body kits, skirts, spoilers pics request..

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa378/hiltonfa/IMAG0215.jpg Front spoiler by rieger http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa378/hiltonfa/IMAG0217.jpg Rear carbon fiber spoiler Sorry not the best pics, taken with my phone in very gloomy weather. Really like the rear treatment. So good on a silver ...
by Captain
Sun 29 Mar, 2015 07:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: NON M GEARSHIFT SURROUND UPDATE
Replies: 21
Views: 2330

Re: NON M GEARSHIFT SURROUND UPDATE

[quote="Southernboy"]It'll have to be 2nd in the line Lee buddy. Hilton my mate in Durban was the biggest help. He supplied me his console section which gave me a huge hand in getting the correct shape and testing a few ideas on fitting. I've had his console for around 4 - 5 months and part of the e...
by Captain
Mon 23 Feb, 2015 06:59
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: HEEL HOLE IN FLOOR CARPET
Replies: 8
Views: 1459

Re: HEEL HOLE IN FLOOR CARPET

You need to stop wearing those high heels :wink:
by Captain
Mon 23 Feb, 2015 06:55
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Whats in your garage?
Replies: 31
Views: 3116

Re: Whats in your garage?

Very nice collection you got there Gazza :D
by Captain
Mon 16 Feb, 2015 06:58
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 692DPG's Z3 2.8 Journal
Replies: 28
Views: 7092

Re: 692DPG's Z3 2.8 Journal

Car looks great, some very nice mods.
by Captain
Sun 21 Dec, 2014 10:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear tyres on Z3 - Is this illegal?
Replies: 21
Views: 3390

Re: Rear tyres on Z3 - Is this illegal?

With directional tyres you should swop them over every so often, left to right this will increase the mileage you able to get out the rear tyres. Just means having to have them unmounted and remounted.
by Captain
Fri 12 Dec, 2014 05:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER STRIP DOWN
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER STRIP DOWN

Hi Hilton...Thanks for the compliment......Only MPH with the KPH on the inner... I guess I could have gone with a European supplier, but at around 4 - 5 times the price it was OTT and as you know the Rand is almost as valuable as toilet paper right now... :lol: Have to agree with you regarding the ...
by Captain
Thu 11 Dec, 2014 06:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER STRIP DOWN
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER STRIP DOWN

Looks good Barry, what made you go for the new face in MPH was there not any available with just KPH, would look neater.
by Captain
Mon 24 Nov, 2014 18:17
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: SviRu black venom
Replies: 65
Views: 17458

Re: SviRu black venom

Very nice, I would remove the chrome around the windscreen, that's just my opinion :wink:
by Captain
Mon 24 Nov, 2014 18:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: knobs
Replies: 18
Views: 2299

Re: knobs

Very happy with my stormwerks knob
by Captain
Mon 03 Nov, 2014 08:45
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Z3 "Hell" Red 2.0 6 Cylinder
Replies: 45
Views: 11732

Re: Z3 "Hell" Red 2.0 6 Cylinder

Car's looking good, some nice mods.
by Captain
Wed 08 Oct, 2014 07:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Best Vanos repair kit ?
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Best Vanos repair kit ?

I used a kit made by Biesan, very good product.
by Captain
Wed 08 Oct, 2014 06:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Vanos Unit - Do I have one
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Vanos Unit - Do I have one

Your car will definitely have a a vanos unit, it will be a dual vanos unit.
by Captain
Thu 25 Sep, 2014 07:45
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: SviRu black venom
Replies: 65
Views: 17458

Re: SviRu black venom

Car looks great
by Captain
Fri 19 Sep, 2014 06:43
Forum: Performance
Topic: H&R ARB's
Replies: 9
Views: 1419

Re: H&R ARB's

Small triangular bracket x2 made to fit under the droplink mount on the trailing arm and welded to the trailing arm. I did mine as this thread except I used a bracket either side of the droplink mounting point. http://www.z3mcoupe.com/forum/showthread.php?p=149237#post149237 Thanks for the info Gaz...
by Captain
Thu 18 Sep, 2014 19:28
Forum: Performance
Topic: H&R ARB's
Replies: 9
Views: 1419

Re: H&R ARB's

As above the rear mountings on the trailing arm need reinforcing for last as they are very weak from the factory to start with. Just reinforced mine, let's see how long they last this time after a weekend jaunt :)[/quote Gazza how do you reinforce the mounts, as I'm going to have to do this when I ...
by Captain
Thu 18 Sep, 2014 08:22
Forum: Performance
Topic: H&R ARB's
Replies: 9
Views: 1419

Re: H&R ARB's

I fitted H&R ARBs to my car, and as Si had said it does make a difference in perceived body roll whilst in the car. The ARBs come with new bushes as part of the package so this helps tighten up the car also. When changing over on to the new bars I also took the opportunity to replace the rear drop ...
by Captain
Thu 18 Sep, 2014 06:08
Forum: Performance
Topic: H&R ARB's
Replies: 9
Views: 1419

Re: H&R ARB's

I have both front and rear fitted to my M. They definitely make a difference in reducing body roll for flatter cornering and more stable transitions. There are downsides though. You get a slightly harsher ride as a bump on one wheel is transferred across to the other side. not much, but noticeable....
by Captain
Wed 17 Sep, 2014 08:16
Forum: Performance
Topic: H&R ARB's
Replies: 9
Views: 1419

H&R ARB's

Looking for some advice regarding the above, I'm thinking of changing to these on my 2.8 roadster. Would like to hear from those that have made the change and whether you did both or just the front, I understand that by just doing the front it can cause oversteer, others say it's fine to only change...
by Captain
Sun 07 Sep, 2014 12:55
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: 'M' wheel badges
Replies: 1
Views: 689

Re: 'M' wheel badges

Lots on ebay
by Captain
Sun 07 Sep, 2014 07:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218293

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Southernboy wrote:.... How's the Z3 going Hilton?
Going really well thanks Barry
by Captain
Sat 06 Sep, 2014 19:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218293

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

New set of Toyo Proxes T1 Sport Tyres, just need to scrub them in. :D
by Captain
Fri 05 Sep, 2014 06:17
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Engine bay filth
Replies: 17
Views: 2160

Re: Engine bay filth

I live 1Km from the ocean and don't have a problem :wink: you guy's that live at altitude seem to have a problem :D
by Captain
Sat 30 Aug, 2014 11:23
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: S35i in getting new system
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

Re: S35i in getting new system

Looks a nice sound install, nice new storm knob :D
by Captain
Mon 25 Aug, 2014 06:27
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New S35i owner
Replies: 9
Views: 1460

Re: New S35i owner

Congrats on the new car, they are great cars and there are a lot of mods out there for the E89 Z4 :D
by Captain
Mon 18 Aug, 2014 09:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Nurburgring
Replies: 25
Views: 3365

Re: Nurburgring

Del wrote:Do they offer a "seniors" day where we can cruise around at 40 mph enjoying the scenery with a "comfort break" halfway with tea and scones served? :D
Del, this made me have a good laugh :D
by Captain
Fri 08 Aug, 2014 06:20
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: New car - coming Friday
Replies: 22
Views: 3824

Re: New car - coming Friday

Very nice, I'm sure you going to enjoy the car. Great colour choice, but then I'm biased :)
by Captain
Tue 29 Jul, 2014 16:41
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: BACK AFTER 8 year break!
Replies: 12
Views: 2856

Re: BACK AFTER 8 year break!

Great detailing job, nice choice of wheels.
by Captain
Sun 20 Jul, 2014 11:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS/ASC
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: ABS/ASC

It makes you wonder about the quality control of the garage that did the work. They must have had to move your car when it was with them, I assume by driving rather than pushing it. Either (a) they were aware of the warning lights when they did their final QC checks and chose to do nothing, not eve...
by Captain
Sun 20 Jul, 2014 11:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS/ASC
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: ABS/ASC

Jonco wrote:Have a look at this http://wedophones.com/Manuals/BMW/1998% ... Manual.pdf - fuse list and then details
Thanks for the info Jonco, see that it protects the abs relay, slip control module and asc switch
by Captain
Sun 20 Jul, 2014 09:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS/ASC
Replies: 8
Views: 321

ABS/ASC

Had my subframe and boot floor reinforced, as there were a few welds that had popped. I collected the car late on Friday afternoon, when I started the car I noticed the ABS and traction control lights were on, I thought maybe they had disturbed a plug under the car while doing the repair, anyway thi...
by Captain
Tue 15 Jul, 2014 07:25
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: A damn good read.... !
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: A damn good read.... !

Personally I think they are over complicating this whole detailing issue, it's become a huge money making business. Years ago you would give the car a good wash, apply a good polish, the easiest one to use, so as not to have a stiff arm in the Morning, shine the tires with some black shoe polish and...
by Captain
Tue 15 Jul, 2014 07:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What do you think about a 2-tone Z3?
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: What do you think about a 2-tone Z3?

Mines silver with a black hardtop
by Captain
Sat 12 Jul, 2014 13:30
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Valeting/detailing.
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: Valeting/detailing.

Sounds like a good find, as you say nice and easy to use, without leaving a white residue.
by Captain
Sat 12 Jul, 2014 11:02
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Southernboy's SCARAB II journal.
Replies: 133
Views: 16785

Re: Southernboy's SCARAB II journal.

Looks much better than previous colour, nice job Barry. You must be able to strip and replace the interior with your eyes closed :D