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by Mugs
Sat 13 Jun, 2015 19:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: another knocking rear end - help needed
Replies: 15
Views: 1875

Re: another knocking rear end - help needed

yea, checked both straps and bolt. i managed to drop the tank enough to get some foam wedged on top of the tank and when the straps were re-tightened, the rattle almost went. it still makes a slight noise over the largest of bumps. thing is, although a lot better, it has unearthed more noises that i...
by Mugs
Fri 12 Jun, 2015 00:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: another knocking rear end - help needed
Replies: 15
Views: 1875

Re: another knocking rear end - help needed

thanks guys but i think i have found it. i was putting the drop links in and just happen to hit the side of the tank with the torque wrench and it made the noise. now, i have already checked the strap and it's fine and when the tank is tapped from underneath, nothing, but when it is tapped from the ...
by Mugs
Wed 10 Jun, 2015 20:27
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - 1.9 M44 original BMW cat in good condition.
Replies: 0
Views: 384

Wanted - 1.9 M44 original BMW cat in good condition.

i had to fit an aftermarket cat to get my car through the MOT as my old one had disintegrated and although it does the job, it is much smaller than the original. this has the effect of making the exhaust sound very raspy so i want to fit an original back onto it to make it sound 'nice' again. does a...
by Mugs
Wed 10 Jun, 2015 20:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - front fog blanking plates
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: Wanted - front fog blanking plates

is it a 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder bumper?
i believe they are different widths. i have both bumpers so i can have a look and confirm.
by Mugs
Wed 10 Jun, 2015 20:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Name that part!
Replies: 15
Views: 2086

Re: Name that part!

BladeRunner919 wrote:
Robert T wrote: AFAIK all pre-facelift M44-engine 1.9's (like yours, and also mine) have a viscous coupled fan.
Not so. Mine doesn't - possibly because it has aircon.
no mine doesn't either - again fitted with aircon so it has an electric fan.
by Mugs
Wed 10 Jun, 2015 20:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: another knocking rear end - help needed
Replies: 15
Views: 1875

Re: another knocking rear end - help needed

i've tried the fuel tank and it's fine. i think it could be the drop links as i've checked them and the bushes look quite perished. i've just ordered some Meyle HD drop links so i'll try them and see. i think i might order some shortened shocks for lowered cars as i think the ones on there are usele...
by Mugs
Tue 09 Jun, 2015 20:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: another knocking rear end - help needed
Replies: 15
Views: 1875

Re: another knocking rear end - help needed

yes, i read that but checked it out and all ok.
by Mugs
Tue 09 Jun, 2015 19:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: another knocking rear end - help needed
Replies: 15
Views: 1875

another knocking rear end - help needed

hi all, i have a 1.9 pre-face with a wide arch rear conversion. when i bought the car 2 years ago it had really bad metallic knocking noise from the rear shelf. i knew this was the top mounts so i replaced all 4 shocks, top mounts and springs with new (Meyle HD mounts) this seemed help but there was...
by Mugs
Sun 31 May, 2015 19:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel Size Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 2145

Re: Wheel Size Advice

agreed, i have done a wide arch conversion on a 1.9 and i have to use that size and offset on the rears to fill the arches. the trouble is the fronts stick out of the arches too far so i have standard Z3 fronts and matching rears from a 7 series (just having them refurbished before fitting) all othe...
by Mugs
Thu 28 May, 2015 20:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel Size Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 2145

Re: Wheel Size Advice

any idea what size and offset those wheels are?
do the fronts fit ok or do they stick out too?
by Mugs
Fri 22 May, 2015 12:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sun visor extenders
Replies: 35
Views: 4076

Re: Sun visor extenders

my smart roadster had some small plastic aerofoils just above the windscreen which helped to move the swirling air over your head, from memory they were pretty small & discreet.; regards they seem to work well. i got a shotgun ride in a smart roadster with my work mate at a track day and at 80mph i...
by Mugs
Fri 08 May, 2015 23:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CLEAR INDICATOR HEADLIGHT LENSES.
Replies: 8
Views: 1236

Re: CLEAR INDICATOR HEADLIGHT LENSES.

free plug for these lenses.
i bought a set from Southernboy and it took 45 mins to fit, they look OEM and IMHO suit the car better than the orange ones.
the quality of these lenses is as per OEM too so a real easy swap.
well worth the money :wink:
by Mugs
Mon 04 May, 2015 20:29
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: DavidZ3's 2000 1.9i Z3 - Scarlett
Replies: 104
Views: 19046

Re: DavidZ3's 2000 1.9i Z3 - Scarlett

i know i kinda shouldn't but i really like what you've done there.
the higher profile tyres do it justice.
:wink:
by Mugs
Mon 04 May, 2015 20:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: catalysts
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: catalysts

i have had the same problem. got my first one from Eurocarparts and in less than 1000 miles it failed mot on emissions. it always sounded very 'rattly' and raspy all of the time. i also noticed the lambda sensor port was in the wrong place and the wire end of the sensor was very close to the gearbox...
by Mugs
Sun 03 May, 2015 23:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS: Tonneau cover, wind deflector, rear window cover [sold]
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

Re: FS: Tonneau cover, wind deflector, rear window cover

LookinFoolish wrote:
Mugs wrote:pm sent ref: window cover
Window cover sold to Mugs.

Only the beige tonneau left
great bit of kit, thanks.....(and for the quick delivery). :wink:
by Mugs
Fri 10 Apr, 2015 23:05
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12760

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 Z3 blog

i forgot to ask......what size tyres are you running on the 32s? also, do you know the offset of the fronts as the ones i have found are ET20 and 8" wide but i thought they would stick out of the arches? yours look to be flush with the edge of the arch. 195/40 on the front and 205/40 on the rear I ...
by Mugs
Fri 10 Apr, 2015 23:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel width query
Replies: 12
Views: 1641

Re: Wheel width query

i would just offer them up before you buy spacers.
6mm less clearance at at the back shouldn't rub on anything.
by Mugs
Wed 08 Apr, 2015 21:17
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12760

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 Z3 blog

i forgot to ask......what size tyres are you running on the 32s?
also, do you know the offset of the fronts as the ones i have found are ET20 and 8" wide but i thought they would stick out of the arches?
yours look to be flush with the edge of the arch.
by Mugs
Mon 06 Apr, 2015 20:08
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12760

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 Z3 blog

can i ask what model the style 32s are from? i have 32s on mine but i am looking for wide rears like you have. are they 7 series by any chance? They're 17x8 and 9 from an E39 5-series, they have a slightly bigger centre bore so need spigot rings What are yours from if they're not staggered? mine is...
by Mugs
Mon 06 Apr, 2015 18:53
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12760

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 Z3 blog

can i ask what model the style 32s are from?
i have 32s on mine but i am looking for wide rears like you have.
are they 7 series by any chance?
by Mugs
Tue 31 Mar, 2015 23:49
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Zed police
Replies: 17
Views: 3182

Re: Zed police

if i were you, i would fit the clocks by the windscreen and turn them up the right way.....it'lll be easier to read then :lol:
by Mugs
Thu 26 Mar, 2015 23:21
Forum: Performance
Topic: lowering question
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Re: lowering question

thanks :wink: :wink:
by Mugs
Thu 26 Mar, 2015 00:23
Forum: Performance
Topic: lowering question
Replies: 3
Views: 926

lowering question

hi, i'm after some advice.
is there any way of adjusting the rear wheel camber after lowering the car as the wheels sit at an angle with the top of the wheels set into the arches?
thanks
by Mugs
Wed 25 Mar, 2015 23:21
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: New head unit recommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 3750

Re: New head unit recommendations?

i always find alpine to be the best sounding and easiest to use (unless you get a competition head unit), have them in all our cars. :wink:
by Mugs
Thu 19 Mar, 2015 20:54
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Guess the car price...
Replies: 14
Views: 1739

Re: Guess the car price...

shame on me - 1 out 10 :(
by Mugs
Wed 18 Mar, 2015 19:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson suspended
Replies: 53
Views: 3728

Re: Jeremy Clarkson suspended

Koolflyer wrote:Oh for God's sake this is getting tedious and I'm falling asleep!........anybody want to talk about Z3's instead? :head: :lol:

you said what i was thinking. :wink:
by Mugs
Thu 12 Mar, 2015 18:51
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Catalytic converter M44 1.9
Replies: 0
Views: 355

Catalytic converter M44 1.9

i have a brand new cat for an M44 1.9, brand new, package has never been opened. i bought it from Eurocarparts to replace my old rattling cat but decided to have a full custom stainless system with sport cat made instead so no this is longer required. it cost £112 last year so it's not going to be O...
by Mugs
Wed 11 Mar, 2015 19:24
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 191044

Re: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - New Dash Cam (Mar 2015)

great, thanks for the info, i'll be getting some soon.
by Mugs
Wed 11 Mar, 2015 19:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mystery Noise after stone passed under car
Replies: 25
Views: 2404

Re: Mystery Noise after stone passed under car

i had a similar thing last year when i drove on a nicely re-'stoned' country road. i managed to track it down to a stone stuck in the near side caliper which sounds like it shouldn't make a banging noise but it did, almost like a hammer tapping once every wheel revolution. this obviously got more fr...
by Mugs
Wed 11 Mar, 2015 19:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson suspended
Replies: 53
Views: 3728

Re: Jeremy Clarkson suspended

As for Clarkson he's a prat, and knows nothing about cars, He is a moronic idiot who acts like a spoilt child. He knows everything about entertainment though, why would a multi millionaire need to know about changing a clutch to determine which supercar handles best? He knows about the car stuff he...
by Mugs
Tue 03 Mar, 2015 19:03
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 191044

Re: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - New Dash Cam (Mar 2015)

neat camera.
i was just talking with my wife about getting one into all our cars but was unsure of which to go for.
at just over £30 it sounds like a bargain, do you mind if i ask where you got it from?
by Mugs
Sun 11 Jan, 2015 20:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: NEW Z3 STUFF FOR 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2574

Re: NEW Z3 STUFF FOR 2015

put me down for one of these please :wink:
by Mugs
Sun 04 Jan, 2015 21:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: exhaust system
Replies: 8
Views: 1663

Re: exhaust system

i have recently had a new cat fitted - i got it from euro car parts but after fitting i found the exhaust very raspy. thinking the baffles had gone in the mid box, i had a full stainless cat back fitted but the raspy (almost rattly) sound remains so i think it has to be the design of the new cat. i ...
by Mugs
Sun 04 Jan, 2015 21:17
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New Z3 Owner from Gloucestershire
Replies: 9
Views: 1262

Re: New Z3 Owner from Gloucestershire

Hi from another Glos member :D
by Mugs
Sat 04 Oct, 2014 20:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: cat removal
Replies: 11
Views: 1505

Re: cat removal

basically......yes, you can. i welded in straight pipe to get me by when my cat disintegrated internally. as already stated, you will need to get a new cat for the mot. i got one from Euro car parts for £112 all in (incl delivery) with a 2 year guarantee. the car will get a bit louder and smell a bi...
by Mugs
Sat 04 Oct, 2014 20:03
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Pics of Z's with Angel Eyes
Replies: 34
Views: 7886

Re: Pics of Z's with Angel Eyes

so how come when i posted up asking about angel eyes i got no replies????.......not one!!! :head:

oh well, i've now got all the info i need from this thread :D

signed:
billy -no-mates
:lol:
by Mugs
Thu 25 Sep, 2014 16:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tank range
Replies: 41
Views: 4635

Re: Tank range

Pleeeeaaaase not another MPG topic Smartbear you should not be driving a sportscar as if you were auditioning for the remake of "Driving Miss Daisy" :) Anyone who gets more than 30 MPG should be ashamed of themselves and should immediately trade their Zed in for a nice sensible hybrid Hyundai or so...
by Mugs
Wed 24 Sep, 2014 20:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: ODB Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 774

Re: ODB Wanted

my 1.9 started having a misfire and all the code reader came up with was 'misfire cyl 3 and 4'. i eventually traced it to the cat breaking up and blocking the exhaust. just to be sure, try banging the cat and see if it rattles. a mate had a misfire that was coil breaking down and again the code read...
by Mugs
Tue 16 Sep, 2014 19:53
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: late pics from East Midlands Aeropark (Pic Heavy)
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

late pics from East Midlands Aeropark (Pic Heavy)

sorry these are bit late but I have been a bit busy for the last week. here's my offering of photos from the Aeropark meet the other sunday..... http://i338.photobucket.com/albums/n414/iainm9438/DSC_5397_zps0243a1a8.jpg http://i338.photobucket.com/albums/n414/iainm9438/DSC_5276_zps3970c272.jpg http:...
by Mugs
Tue 16 Sep, 2014 16:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Photos
Replies: 11
Views: 1109

Re: Photos

Alan W wrote:These were taken on a budget Canon SLR which I used because my expensive one was being repaired (but I had a good lens on it which makes a big difference).
nice, they look great :wink:
by Mugs
Mon 15 Sep, 2014 20:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Photos
Replies: 11
Views: 1109

Re: Photos

looks good. :wink:

what camera are you using?
by Mugs
Sun 14 Sep, 2014 21:39
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z3 Best engine choice.
Replies: 3
Views: 1119

Re: Z3 Best engine choice.

as much as i love the BMW straight 6 for torque and sound, i would also consider the 1.9 16v. they will still perform very well and run rings around most 2ltrs on the road. it all depends on what you want from the car....fuel economy, low insurance costs or something that has bags of powerbut higher...
by Mugs
Sat 13 Sep, 2014 20:32
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: iPhone 6 Preordered?
Replies: 40
Views: 6288

Re: iPhone 6 Preordered?

i find totally the opposite - to me Android is the more user friendly. i really don't get on with Apple.
by Mugs
Sat 13 Sep, 2014 00:09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: iPhone 6 Preordered?
Replies: 40
Views: 6288

Re: iPhone 6 Preordered?

I've tried a few different makes...from Nokia, samsung, sony, Dell, Apple etc but the phones i have found to be the best (IMO) is HTC. i am now on a 4g M8 Mini and it is great. as already stated, i think apple have gone the same way as Nokia. i also prefer Android as i find it a lot more user friend...
by Mugs
Thu 11 Sep, 2014 15:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: coil spring fitment info
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: coil spring fitment info

well, i thought about that but if the rates were higher on the 3ltr springs they wouldn't compress as much so they would sit higher? as it is, the car sits level. to be honest, i think aftermarket springs are made to a budget so i don't think the rates come into play - i think they make 1 rate acros...
by Mugs
Wed 10 Sep, 2014 20:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: coil spring fitment info
Replies: 2
Views: 483

coil spring fitment info

i thought i would post this in case anyone is thinking of swapping suspension coil springs for those from a different year / model. i have a 1997 1.9 and recently i bought a set of facelift lowered coilsprings that were from a 3facelift 3.0l. i got them for such a good price i thought i would give t...
by Mugs
Sun 07 Sep, 2014 21:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Quick polish
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Quick polish

ooohhh.....i like the triple. i test rode the 509 when it first came out (love the streetfighter look) but it was out of my price range at the time as i had just moved house. my biking days ended a couple of years ago when a young girl pulled out in front of me (on a 1 off painted XX superblackbird)...
by Mugs
Sun 07 Sep, 2014 21:08
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: VC10 beer and burger
Replies: 81
Views: 11868

Re: VC10 beer and burger

i will echo what everyone else has said.....great day with great company and lots of sunshine.
thanks for arranging this and opening up aircraft that i could only dreamed about sitting in. :D
by Mugs
Sat 06 Sep, 2014 23:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Quick polish
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Quick polish

looking good. :D
a beemer family right down to the the GS......if they cut you in 1/2 do you have BMW stamped inside like a stick of rock? :lol: