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by exdos
Thu 16 Feb, 2012 13:21
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 80221

If you stood the silencer vertical so that the tail pipes are pointing down at the lowest point and poured water into the the silencer through the inlet pipe, the two lowest chambers would fill before any water could exit via the outlet pipes, so your modded silencer still works by "reverse flow", a...
by exdos
Thu 16 Feb, 2012 11:45
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 80221

Deano,

You've not actually made the silencer any more free flowing than in OEM state. You've cut into the outlet pipes at the wrong end.
Deano1712 wrote:
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by exdos
Tue 14 Feb, 2012 19:18
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 Bearing Shell Replacement
Replies: 19
Views: 1334

Hi Exdos, The problem only related to a batch of engines produced in 2001 which were fitted to E46 M3s and late e36/7 Z3Ms. The issue was sorted before the production of the E85/6 Z4M Mine has now been fitted with ARP bolts and new shells. Southcoaster I know, my 2002 S54 M Coupe suffered BS failur...
by exdos
Sun 12 Feb, 2012 18:57
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 Bearing Shell Replacement
Replies: 19
Views: 1334

Take a look on the z4-forum.com and there's virtually no mention of this problem in the Z4 MC and MR fitted with the same S54 engine but with revised (uprated) conrods, bearing shells and conrod bolts.
by exdos
Tue 07 Feb, 2012 17:48
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rear Camber kits
Replies: 11
Views: 1649

Here's a photo of the ACS spacer fitted showing that when the car is loaded onto the suspension the centre of the spacer will lock inside the subframe bush housing preventing any horizontal movement of the subframe.

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by exdos
Mon 06 Feb, 2012 16:55
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rear Camber kits
Replies: 11
Views: 1649

The Ireland Engineering version of the subframe bushes includes a counterbore in the upper so it sits tight up against the washer on the the big downward facing stud. I would be concerned your 12mm spacer throws of the diff pinion angle (risk of vibration and driveshaft wear). I assume its ok thoug...
by exdos
Mon 06 Feb, 2012 15:26
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rear Camber kits
Replies: 11
Views: 1649

Here are a couple of photos I took when I did this job in 2006. THE OEM subframe bushes have lots of movement in 3D and fit fully inside their housings in the subframe, whereas the polyurethane bushes are near-solid and overlap the metal of the subframe at both ends. The OEM bolts on the outboard en...
by exdos
Sun 05 Feb, 2012 22:57
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rear Camber kits
Replies: 11
Views: 1649

I fitted the IE camber/toe brackets several years ago to my M Coupe and I would highly recommend them. BUT, it's a big job to do if you don't have a lift and would be expensive if you had to pay someone to do it for you because you need to dismantle the back end to remove the subframe from the car. ...
by exdos
Fri 18 Nov, 2011 10:44
Forum: Performance
Topic: Wobble and tyre wear
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Whenever you get vibration or wobbling through the steering wheel, the first thing that you should look at is wheel balance. Did the sideswipe knock one of your wheel weights off, was a tyre distorted on the rim or is one of your wheels damaged? Is the tie-rod on the front driver's side damaged by t...
by exdos
Tue 01 Nov, 2011 19:09
Forum: Performance
Topic: Suspension disaster
Replies: 8
Views: 937

I made a simple tool to do this job, as below. It's simply a piece of stout tube about the same diameter and length as the trailing arm bush housing with a piece of metal with a hole in it welded on one end. There's then a long bolt which passes through the trailing arm bush sleeve and as you tigthe...
by exdos
Sat 17 Sep, 2011 19:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replace brake fluid warning.
Replies: 25
Views: 6143

I must be missing something here. I've read that link several times and it appears to me that connecting of pins 7 & 19 only resets the service lights (the green, amber and red squares) and nothing specifically refers to the brake fluid clock reset. Is your reset device from Bavarian Dominator the o...
by exdos
Sat 17 Sep, 2011 16:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replace brake fluid warning.
Replies: 25
Views: 6143

mid life crisis wrote:I think its the same pins, just hold the link in for longer (12 or 14 secs) to reset the brake fluid warning clock :rtm:
Can you refer me to the source where it says that?
by exdos
Fri 16 Sep, 2011 17:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replace brake fluid warning.
Replies: 25
Views: 6143

Thanks Chris, but that's for resetting the service lights and I don't want to do that; I only want to reset the brake fluid change timer.
by exdos
Fri 16 Sep, 2011 16:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replace brake fluid warning.
Replies: 25
Views: 6143

I'm trying to find the way to reset the brake fluid change warning light on a S54 M Coupe. Did anyone find out how to do this using the onboard computer?
by exdos
Thu 15 Sep, 2011 18:26
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M Brakes and Discs - suggestions
Replies: 20
Views: 1685

Here are a few photos for you: This is one of the pieces that fits onto brake shield. These are "handed" left and right and the bit with the pipe fits directly over the kidney shaped hole in the OEM brake shield. The "C" shape in my piece fits behind a bolt on the brake and the part is firmly attach...
by exdos
Thu 15 Sep, 2011 11:00
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M Brakes and Discs - suggestions
Replies: 20
Views: 1685

If you want an excellent and very cheap upgrade to your OEM brakes then fitting brake ducting is the best mod you can do. I did this mod in 2007 and it's reported in the link that c_w gave above: http://www.z3mcoupe.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4930&highlight=brakes In one of my postings in that link,...
by exdos
Fri 09 Sep, 2011 09:47
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M S50 Conrod bolts stretched and big end knock
Replies: 41
Views: 3730

I'm sorry to hear your trouble. I had a catastrophic bearing shell failure on my S54 MC 2 years ago and the noise sounds like those "clackers" toys (as seen in the 1970s) when it starts and is obviously related to the revs. I've also witnessed a spark-plug failure on another S50 MC and heard of a fe...
by exdos
Wed 20 Jul, 2011 09:39
Forum: Performance
Topic: Derestricted Exhaust
Replies: 19
Views: 3841

Ooooh! I have hit a nerve! :lol: The clue to my sentiments in my first posting was the "wink" :wink: , as in "I know where you've got that idea from" - wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more! (said in the voice of Eric Idle) I've been posting about the modding of the silencers on the z3mcoupe forum a...
by exdos
Tue 19 Jul, 2011 19:39
Forum: Performance
Topic: Derestricted Exhaust
Replies: 19
Views: 3841

Try "silencer", "intake" and "Dashdyno" in the search facility and there should be a fair bit to be going on with.
by exdos
Tue 19 Jul, 2011 18:33
Forum: Performance
Topic: Derestricted Exhaust
Replies: 19
Views: 3841

It seems like a coincidence to me. loads of bikers do this kind of thing maybe you both had the same Idea :D So much of a coincidence that Pingu managed to cut open his silencer in the identical way to the photo I posted just 3 days before in the thread I gave above! Note my "wink" :wink: in my pos...
by exdos
Tue 19 Jul, 2011 17:38
Forum: Performance
Topic: Derestricted Exhaust
Replies: 19
Views: 3841

Re: Derestricted Exhaust

I had a spare exhaust system, so I thought I'd have a look inside. The first thing to note is that it's a double-skin exhaust. That's plagiarism! Your work is NOT original. Methinks you've been copying my postings on the Z3mcoupe website. :wink: Funny that I posted similar photos of "how to do" in ...
by exdos
Mon 25 Apr, 2011 13:37
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: H&R ARB adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: H&R ARB adjustment

The rear H&R ARB has 2 holes, to alter the strength of the anti roll effect. Just can't work out which way is stiffer, I assume it's the outer holes as this will give more leverage, can anyone confirm? Thanks, Ian You need to think about this. A longer lever arm makes it easier to apply a torsional...
by exdos
Fri 18 Mar, 2011 11:39
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: handling concerns
Replies: 7
Views: 745

I'm fitting the Schnitzer splitters this summer and they really should make a difference at exactly those speeds as their purpose is to provide more downforce to the front end at speeds where you would otherwise experience lift / light steering. You'll find that they make a real difference at relat...
by exdos
Wed 12 Jan, 2011 21:23
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Suspension \ underside refurbishment
Replies: 34
Views: 4857

Ian Kelly wrote: (yes, that is the dining room...)

(dishwashers are great aren't they!)
Has the wife left you? Didn't you use the microwave?
by exdos
Mon 10 Jan, 2011 16:38
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Suspension \ underside refurbishment
Replies: 34
Views: 4857

Interesting that you mention the squeaky TA poly bushes, I hadn't thought that they could cause squeaks. I'm part way through removing the old ones, so I am going to try the poly's (with lots of lube) and see how I get on. No point spending extra money on OEM bushes just yet, but if I'm posting on ...
by exdos
Mon 10 Jan, 2011 11:47
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Suspension \ underside refurbishment
Replies: 34
Views: 4857

Just to confirm what others have already said - getting the rear subframe bushes out IS a total pain. I ended up removing the alloy centre of the original bush by cutting it out with a jigsaw, then using a large hacksaw I cut through the bush steel inner section top to bottom to ease it's grip on t...
by exdos
Mon 27 Sep, 2010 20:08
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Quick question - for s54 owners
Replies: 38
Views: 1837

Your engine sounds very sick! Stop using it and get a good mechanic to look at it ASAP.
by exdos
Sun 26 Sep, 2010 17:55
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Quick question - for s54 owners
Replies: 38
Views: 1837

shantybeater wrote:
Also what are the ARP's that exdos refers to?
See: http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html/de ... D=201-6103
by exdos
Sat 11 Sep, 2010 11:41
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Quick question - for s54 owners
Replies: 38
Views: 1837

Exdos if a bearing shell failure happened now do you think I could get it covered under warranty? I've just purchased an s54 this week. Its done under 50k so still has potential to go pop? My MC's original engine had to suffer a BS failure before BMW would do anything for me. However, when it faile...
by exdos
Fri 10 Sep, 2010 20:24
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Quick question - for s54 owners
Replies: 38
Views: 1837

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3443&highlight=s54 This was one of the threads You'll see in that thread that I was in correspondence with BMW UK as far back as 2004 about the known bearing shell failure issue, and as far as the MC and MR was concerned, BMW was in denial that the pro...
by exdos
Fri 10 Sep, 2010 14:18
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Quick question - for s54 owners
Replies: 38
Views: 1837

I have a 2002 S54 M Coupe. The bearing shell on cylinder No. 5 went on mine at 33k miles in August 2009. It was going very sweetly at the time and then it suddenly started to sound like a Kango hammer. BMW gave me a new engine FOC but I have my doubts that other owners would be so lucky. If I were t...
by exdos
Sun 22 Aug, 2010 14:41
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rear Camber Kit It's The Future
Replies: 12
Views: 2641

The welding option is the best option though.

Personally, I think that the correction of toe (zero toe angle best) is more important than camber.
by exdos
Sun 22 Aug, 2010 12:14
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rear Camber Kit It's The Future
Replies: 12
Views: 2641

Bite the bullet and get IE's camber and toe brackets fitted.

The wear on my rear tyres is so even across the 285mm width and the roadholding is superb because I get an excellent contact patch.
by exdos
Tue 27 Jul, 2010 11:05
Forum: Performance
Topic: Z3M: wandering, if you get my drift....
Replies: 18
Views: 1712

Another thing people overlook when lowering a car is that by lowering you are also altering the camber (the angle of the tyre to the road). You might see better grip in tight corners, but the car will not feel as planted on the straight and tyre wear will be increased. Additionally, you are also ch...
by exdos
Tue 27 Jul, 2010 10:38
Forum: Performance
Topic: Z3M: wandering, if you get my drift....
Replies: 18
Views: 1712

One thing that lots of owners overlook when lowering their cars is to preserve the "rake angle". The front end must be slightly lower than the rear end when the car is normally loaded to preserve the aerodynamics of the car so that you get lower pressure under the car than the pressure above the car...
by exdos
Fri 02 Apr, 2010 14:53
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Bearing change on a s54
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

It was me who started the thread here: http://www.z3mcoupe.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8671 It's always a very difficult conundrum to decide whether prevention is better than cure, OR, whether if it ain't broke, don't fix it, is wise? Personally, I think the problem of the S54 engine in the MC/MR lie...
by exdos
Mon 30 Nov, 2009 09:48
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M rod bearing change
Replies: 34
Views: 2576

BMW provided me with a brand new engine when mine went bang!
by exdos
Sun 29 Nov, 2009 14:03
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M rod bearing change
Replies: 34
Views: 2576

S54s don't suffer from VANOS problems, so you can forget that one. There has been just one, possibly two UK S54 ///MRs that have suffered bearing shell failure. AFAIK the accepted problem was in the middle of the production run, so early and late production examples (yours) were not affected. A. Th...
by exdos
Sun 28 Jun, 2009 14:49
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M Roadster 18" tyre choice
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Got mine from "Black Circles" by carrier and got a local tyre fitter to fit and balance them for me.

For me, they are the best value performance tyre around. Great in the wet and dry.
by exdos
Sun 28 Jun, 2009 13:53
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M Roadster 18" tyre choice
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: M Roadster 18" tyre choice

My question is that I have read that Falken 452's get a good write up but I'm not sure if anybody has tried them on 18" rims. Current setup is 235's on the front and 265's on the rear. Any suggestions? If I stick with the Bridgestones I just need the rears but I think that if I change for the Falke...
by exdos
Sat 27 Jun, 2009 18:42
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Powerflow Exhaust.
Replies: 12
Views: 1324

EXDOS you trolling again, shame on you " tut tut " :wink: Not my style. I've merely asked a question and made a statement on the answer given, and I left it at that 5 days ago. Why do you need to comment now? (no need for you to answer) Apart from the 2 postings on this thread this week I have made...
by exdos
Tue 23 Jun, 2009 23:25
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Powerflow Exhaust.
Replies: 12
Views: 1324

jester212 wrote:
exdos wrote:How is twin tailpipes coming out of a single pipe from the box in a "Y" formation better for performance than the OEM of two separate tailpipes from the box?
I have no idea. :? Never thought about it till now personally.
I doubt if it will have helped.
by exdos
Tue 23 Jun, 2009 12:51
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Powerflow Exhaust.
Replies: 12
Views: 1324

How is twin tailpipes coming out of a single pipe from the box in a "Y" formation better for performance than the OEM of two separate tailpipes from the box?
by exdos
Fri 01 May, 2009 08:54
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Computer games
Replies: 14
Views: 1046

I would highly recommend GTR2 for PC and using a Momo force-feedback steering wheel. You can buy both these things off ebay if not new. GTR2 comes with a Z3 M Coupe as one of the many cars, but you can obtain loads more cars and tracks from off certain websites for FREE. I found that practising with...
by exdos
Tue 09 Dec, 2008 22:14
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Brake upgrade on Z3M.....Recommendations please
Replies: 30
Views: 2717

Thanks for the advice exdos, will purchase the yellow stuff pads. Regarding the OEM discs I have looked on the internet and there are several site selling brake discs for the Z3M where the front discs are around the £50 mark, are they any good? Also I have spoken to a company on ebay regarding thei...
by exdos
Tue 09 Dec, 2008 11:05
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Brake upgrade on Z3M.....Recommendations please
Replies: 30
Views: 2717

As c_w says, I've fitted Yellow Stuff pads all round to my MC a few months back after having had Red Stuff pads for 10k miles. The Red Stuffs have been great but the Yellow Stuffs definitely improve the stopping power by a few metres. I have OEM discs all round. They work great from cold: in fact, I...
by exdos
Mon 03 Nov, 2008 16:38
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: very nice m roadster goes for £6,300 on ebay,things are bad
Replies: 22
Views: 1674

Although I'm not legally qualified, as I understand, the seller could be sued by the buyer if the seller won't conclude the deal. The buyer could either ask the court to make the seller conclude the sale by handing over the car or alternatively ask that the seller should pay the buyer the bid price ...
by exdos
Sun 20 Jul, 2008 17:35
Forum: Better Driving
Topic: Post a driving tip..
Replies: 96
Views: 25320

I have lived "in the sticks" for over 30 years and my rule on the twisties is this: Use all the road where there is no solid white line in the middle and when it is safe to do so. This method gives you the greatest visibilty and it also "straightens" the highway for you.
by exdos
Mon 30 Jun, 2008 13:06
Forum: Performance
Topic: LS3 V8 conversion
Replies: 104
Views: 37125

Please don't tell me that you intend keeping the suspension.

What modifications are you going to do to strengthen the diff mounts, rear boot floor and transmission to cope with all the power?

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by exdos
Sun 15 Jun, 2008 18:58
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: ac schnitzer Alloys...help needed
Replies: 35
Views: 2669

Yes, 9J is huge for the front. 8.5J is the usual upgrade size and this takes a 235 tyre. You wouldn't want any wider tyre than that.