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by markhinton
Mon 15 Aug, 2016 11:45
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12375

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time

Your saying the front is an et20 offset wheel?? I have a set of style 32 also e39, but 18 inch et20, and they stick out a good 2cm out of the front guard. I have the same wheels (17x8 fronts, ET20) with 225/45/17 tyres, and had to induce a small amount of negative camber to the front for them to fi...
by markhinton
Fri 15 Jul, 2016 15:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 7095

Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Do Soft Tops of Croydon have inner linings in their roofs, as in the facelift models?
by markhinton
Thu 09 Jun, 2016 12:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: Z3 Bentley Manual - Like New
Replies: 16
Views: 1603

Re: For Sale: Z3 Bentley Manual - Like New

LMMarks wrote:Hi there, does this cover the 1.9i engine?

I happen to also be from East Grinstead.

Thanks,

Laurence
Off topic, but I'm also from East Grinstead!
by markhinton
Tue 29 Mar, 2016 15:22
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mpowerrob Z3 Orinoco Edition 2.8 progress journal
Replies: 27
Views: 4824

Re: Mpowerrob Z3 Orinoco Edition 2.8 progress journal

Very nice!! Where did you get the Eibachs from?
by markhinton
Sat 06 Feb, 2016 18:20
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12375

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time

Looks lovely! Do the kidney grilles come apart on the Z3? I have the same as you, chrome on chrome, and want to have the centre slats in black. Was thinking about taking them apart and spraying them, rather than picking up another set. Car sits well on the style 32's - I'm having mine refurbed soon ...
by markhinton
Sat 03 Oct, 2015 11:21
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12375

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time

Amazing, looks perfect! Would love to have this done to mine, to clean up a few areas which always stick out for me - although I think the cost of the respray would outweigh the initial purchase price, however.

Top work - look forward to one day seeing it in person!
by markhinton
Fri 24 Jul, 2015 17:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Bootlid, Front wings, Side bonnet grilles, Bumpers
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Re: Wanted: Bootlid, Front wings, Side bonnet grilles, Bumpe

Hi Dan

I've got some panels that I've had for a while now, let me know if any of these are good for you :)

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... 11&t=42298

Topaz blue (although need a respray, which you're getting!) and they're from a facelift!
by markhinton
Sun 22 Feb, 2015 17:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED STYLE 18 (5 SPOKE) ALLOYS
Replies: 14
Views: 946

Re: WANTED STYLE 18 (5 SPOKE) ALLOYS

I have style 18's - if you were still interested in meeting to swap the bootlid for my one with predrilled roof-rack holes we could do that at the same time?

edit: that's if you're wanting to swap and not just buy a set?
by markhinton
Sun 15 Feb, 2015 12:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Topaz blue panels (from 3.0 facelift)
Replies: 10
Views: 1044

Re: Topaz blue panels (from 3.0 facelift)

Couldn't you guys meet part way? Just a thought :idea: I'm in London and don't often go home, so wouldn't be able to do that. Plus the only car I would have would be the Z3, and I'm not sure the panels would fit in that! :lol: Thanks for those thoughts Dave. Having got a brand new bootrack I though...
by markhinton
Fri 13 Feb, 2015 22:18
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: SviRu black venom
Replies: 65
Views: 17465

Re: SviRu black venom

I kinda like it - and the lip spoiler? Nice! I had to sort that exhaust out though, it was bugging me. Not that keen on the quad exhaust, but I had to at least flip the horizon on the exhaust, add the reflection and remove the spare wheel since it'll have to go, hope you don't mind. http://i13.photo...
by markhinton
Wed 11 Feb, 2015 12:30
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Topaz blue panels (from 3.0 facelift)
Replies: 10
Views: 1044

Re: Topaz blue panels (from 3.0 facelift)

Mark, If you were closer I would have all these off you, bugger :head: Brian Where abouts are you Brian? Shame they're not that easy to ship! :( Hi Mark, would like to take the bootlid amd probably bumper too. Where are you? Regards BB East Grinstead, West Sussex. As a point of reference Gatwick ai...
by markhinton
Tue 10 Feb, 2015 20:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Topaz blue panels (from 3.0 facelift)
Replies: 10
Views: 1044

Topaz blue panels (from 3.0 facelift)

Hello, I have a few panels which I bought a while back to replace mine (which had minor marks) - unfortunately although they were described as in perfect condition, they weren't. They're not terrible but for them to be perfect they would require respraying, which is what I was trying to avoid in the...
by markhinton
Sun 18 Jan, 2015 22:08
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: SviRu black venom
Replies: 65
Views: 17465

Re: SviRu black venom

Very imbalanced. The cars on the right track, but I'm not a personal fan of the spoiler.
by markhinton
Sun 28 Sep, 2014 15:01
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: SviRu black venom
Replies: 65
Views: 17465

Re: SviRu black venom

Love it! I wouldn't change the headlights personally, standard or OEM+ if you were to add your own projector lights in the standard housing. I'm working on my own atm, but I'm going slow!

What's it lowered on? Definitely not standard!
by markhinton
Fri 12 Sep, 2014 11:23
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS: 1999 Z3 2.8 Cosmos Black edition with hard top - £3,350
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: FS: 1999 Z3 2.8 Cosmos Black edition with hard top - £3,

Late model 2.8 with hard top roof, you shouldn't have any issues selling that! Hope the sale goes well :-)
by markhinton
Fri 25 Jul, 2014 17:27
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.
Replies: 66
Views: 6635

Re: CLEAR HEADLIGHT LENS SETS - £48. All incl.

They look really good! These should sell like hot cakes :-) fantastic work!
by markhinton
Mon 14 Jul, 2014 22:36
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 692DPG's Z3 2.8 Journal
Replies: 28
Views: 7093

Re: 692DPG's Z3 2.8 Journal

Looks lovely - very clean with some nice touches like the M mirrors! What's it lowered on?
by markhinton
Mon 14 Jul, 2014 14:58
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For sale rear sub woofer
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: For sale rear sub woofer

Will you be selling the enclosure seperately or as a package with the roll hoops? I'm looking to replace my storage unit.
by markhinton
Thu 10 Jul, 2014 17:31
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Re: Bert's 1st Zed Journal - 1999 2.0l facelift
Replies: 52
Views: 18297

Re: Bert's Journal - 1999 2.0l facelift

Looks awesome, some serious work going in to it which I wouldn't want to consider doing myself, so fair play!

I was interested in the cream leather when it first came up for sale (broken from the Topaz blue 3.0?). If you decide not to colour them, I'd be interested in buying them off of you!
by markhinton
Sat 05 Jul, 2014 10:52
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Innit for the Long Haul
Replies: 31
Views: 3158

Re: Innit for the Long Haul

I really like it. How many cans did you need to use?
by markhinton
Fri 04 Jul, 2014 18:51
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Innit for the Long Haul
Replies: 31
Views: 3158

Re: Innit for the Long Haul

Are you going to use plastidip? Will look cool in grey! Good luck! :-)
by markhinton
Sat 14 Jun, 2014 10:41
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Head unit hands free kit
Replies: 15
Views: 2632

Re: Head unit hands free kit

I routed it to the top of the steering column, and at 70mph on the motorway with cars passing and the roof down, I had a clear conversation. Think this is the best compromise for me atm.
by markhinton
Sat 14 Jun, 2014 09:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Electric folding roof question
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Electric folding roof question

When you unclasp the roof, how much do you have to push it back with your hand before the electric motor will take over? Reason I ask is because I feel I have to give it too much guidance, possibly because it gets caught on the roll hoops but I'm not sure. From videos I've seen it looks like about h...
by markhinton
Thu 12 Jun, 2014 20:01
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Head unit hands free kit
Replies: 15
Views: 2632

Re: Head unit hands free kit

Cheers Bertie, I'll follow your lead!

Also think I'll be keeping the microphone lowish, as I think with the roof down, as already mentioned by Gookah, it keeps the wind noise down to a minimum.
by markhinton
Thu 12 Jun, 2014 11:21
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Head unit hands free kit
Replies: 15
Views: 2632

Re: Head unit hands free kit

Thanks for the replies, forgot to say I don't want to take apart the entire dashboard, unless you didn't need to?

Bertie, did you remove the panel lowest near the pedals? I'm fitting components this weekend so might be a good time to do it then!
by markhinton
Thu 12 Jun, 2014 09:04
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Head unit hands free kit
Replies: 15
Views: 2632

Head unit hands free kit

I fitted my new headunit last night but left out the Parrot hands free microphone as I wanted to see where best to place it and feed the wire through first. I was thinking somewhere around the steering column, feeding the wire down near the footwell, where hopefully I can remove one of the panels fo...
by markhinton
Sat 07 Jun, 2014 19:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Topaz blue panels from Z3 3.0i
Replies: 0
Views: 273

Topaz blue panels from Z3 3.0i

Have a few panels which I've put on to eBay - if anybody on here would like to make me an offer, then I'd be happy to take them off the auction (for the right price, of course!) Rear bumper: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=181432285327 Bootlid: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/18143228...
by markhinton
Sun 11 May, 2014 00:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M front bumper for sale - eBay
Replies: 0
Views: 269

Z3M front bumper for sale - eBay

At that price I can't see it lasting long...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Z3M-Front-Bum ... 3a9033fa4d
by markhinton
Tue 06 May, 2014 14:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rhythmic ticking, sluggish below 3k and idle issues
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Rhythmic ticking, sluggish below 3k and idle issues

Mine's a '99 2.8 M52TU dual vanos. Let me know how yours progresses and I'll keep this thread up to date, too. Best of luck!
by markhinton
Sat 03 May, 2014 19:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rhythmic ticking, sluggish below 3k and idle issues
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Rhythmic ticking, sluggish below 3k and idle issues

The rythmic ticking will be the injectors opening / shutting... that's normal... :wink: Erratic idling sounds more lik an air leak in one of the hoses pre-intake manifold, or the engine pressure valve, which is fitted just below the MAF area.... This balances the internal engine pressure, and it's ...
by markhinton
Sat 03 May, 2014 12:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rhythmic ticking, sluggish below 3k and idle issues
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Rhythmic ticking, sluggish below 3k and idle issues

Just recently my car’s been making a slight rhythmic ticking, which alters with revs, and led me to think it could be tappets. Checked the oil level and there’s no issues there, but another symptom which has always been apparent since I bought the car is the cold start idle, which fluctuates below 5...
by markhinton
Fri 02 May, 2014 21:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Centre console removal
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Centre console removal

Cheers guys, I have a long weekend ahead of me at some point soon then!
by markhinton
Fri 02 May, 2014 13:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Centre console removal
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Centre console removal

I'm looking to vinyl wrap the centre console instrument dial/gearstick area - do I still need to remove the entirety of the centre console to do this, or can I just take off the hockey sticks and wriggle it free?
by markhinton
Mon 21 Apr, 2014 19:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 3.0i Breaking.
Replies: 36
Views: 3204

Re: Z3 3.0i Breaking.

Sorry that came across in the wrong way, I meant are they not available as you're now advertising it as a rolling shell! No worries, thanks for getting back to me :-)
by markhinton
Sun 20 Apr, 2014 22:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 3.0i Breaking.
Replies: 36
Views: 3204

Re: Z3 3.0i Breaking. 3.0 Engine Swap Complete inc. LSD

So are the body panels no longer available?
by markhinton
Fri 18 Apr, 2014 19:23
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 190113

Re: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Latest (Feb 2014)

Ann, thought that might be the case! I'll try the diamond key modification instead!

Btw if you upgrade to coilovers be sure to message me about your eibachs! :wink:
by markhinton
Thu 17 Apr, 2014 12:20
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 190113

Re: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Latest (Feb 2014)

This is the most thorough and thought through project I think I've ever seen, genuinely love coming back to see the updates! Also, how was it possible for you to get the newer style BMW fob to work on the Z3? Is it just the casing with the old internals and key flip key cut, or is it a completely ne...
by markhinton
Wed 12 Feb, 2014 12:19
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Cleaning MAF Sensor
Replies: 17
Views: 7215

Re: Cleaning MAF Sensor

It had a full service last year, but I suppose there's no harm in changing the oil. It looks dirtier than I thought it would, actually, so it is plausible that it's causing the ticking on cold starts when the oil isn't lubricating properly!
by markhinton
Wed 12 Feb, 2014 10:37
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Cleaning MAF Sensor
Replies: 17
Views: 7215

Re: Cleaning MAF Sensor

Thanks for both the replies - I'll order the security torx and get to work on it. The ticking is an odd one, it's rhythmic with the amount of revs which led me to think valve lifters, possibly timing chain or vanos, but I don't know. I heard somewhere it can related to the MAF, especially since it d...
by markhinton
Tue 11 Feb, 2014 19:24
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Cleaning MAF Sensor
Replies: 17
Views: 7215

Re: Cleaning MAF Sensor

Sorry to bring this back from the dead, but I'm going to try this on my '99 2.8 Z3 as it's making a slight ticking noise when cold, and has now developed a pretty severe flat spot. I'm dreading it's a Vanos problem, but will try this first. What size is the security torx? And what alternative can I ...
by markhinton
Mon 16 Sep, 2013 00:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Z3 clear lights (front, sides and possibly back)
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: Wanted: Z3 clear lights (front, sides and possibly back)

Hi, they are only a few pounds off ebay for new, ive had some and they were perfect fit. On your headlights you could always just remove the gingers and swop your bulb so that you dont fry the surround - much quicker and cheaper than looking for the clear lenses which are like hens teeth :D hope th...
by markhinton
Sun 15 Sep, 2013 21:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Z3 clear lights (front, sides and possibly back)
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: Wanted: Z3 clear lights (front, sides and possibly back)

Still looking for clear side indicators (below the gills).
by markhinton
Thu 12 Sep, 2013 18:35
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Gookah's Z3 2.8 Progress
Replies: 104
Views: 31984

Re: Gookah's Z3 2.8 Progress

Looks awesome! Have you lamin x'd your rear indicator lights? Do they still flash orange?
by markhinton
Sat 24 Aug, 2013 19:21
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Dallans Build Thread | On its fat arse! *lower and wider*
Replies: 90
Views: 13933

Re: Dallan's Build Thread...latest addition...pics as promis

Looks awesome, do you rear indicators flash amber or red? I put lamin x over mine and it made them flash red. No amber or green bulbs helped the problem, wondering if you have the solution?
by markhinton
Thu 22 Aug, 2013 14:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Immobiliser won't allow me to unlock/start the car
Replies: 17
Views: 2983

Re: Immobiliser won't allow me to unlock/start the car

Never did update this with the resolution, so for anyone with a similar (albeit a very rare) problem, this is what had happened; The positive battery on my terminal was not secure enough, allowing the car to think the battery had been momentarily disconnected whilst the car was locked. I noticed thi...
by markhinton
Tue 20 Aug, 2013 12:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Z3 clear lights (front, sides and possibly back)
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: Wanted: Z3 clear lights (front, sides and possibly back)

Z3cade wrote:Yep.. In my lights that are for sale :D
Haha, think I can retrofit them in to the wings? :lol:
by markhinton
Tue 20 Aug, 2013 11:22
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: BMW 3G EWS alarm-coding keyfobs-SOLVED!!
Replies: 81
Views: 170878

Re:

*snip*
by markhinton
Tue 20 Aug, 2013 11:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: LED replacement indicators
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: LED replacement indicators

Thanks for the replies chaps :-) indicator LED's are the same..they really "flash" without the lagged glow of the incandescent OEM bulbs...Rear indicators, tail lights and reverse lights can also be fitted with LED's...as well as the side repeaters and front side lights on the bumpers...another adva...
by markhinton
Sat 17 Aug, 2013 21:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: LED replacement indicators
Replies: 7
Views: 418

LED replacement indicators

Has anybody ever fitted any LED indicators to their Z3, or any other car for that matter? I understand I might experience an irregular flash rate from original halogen bulbs, and the best way of rectifying this would be to change the relay or input resistors, correct? Any help on the situation would...