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692DPG's Z3 2.8 Journal

Postby 692DPG » Sun 13 Jul, 2014 20:41

Finally got around to posting some pictures after enjoying the first 2 months of ownership at every opportunity.
As purchased
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More to follow!

AC Schnitzer Type 1s with new Uniroyals fitted
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New OEM BMW tail pipe trims
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Full car view with AC Schnitzer wheels
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Z3M interior courtesy of Ian C
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Postby markhinton » Mon 14 Jul, 2014 21:36

Looks lovely - very clean with some nice touches like the M mirrors! What's it lowered on?
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Postby 692DPG » Mon 14 Jul, 2014 21:42

markhinton wrote:Looks lovely - very clean with some nice touches like the M mirrors! What's it lowered on?

Thanks Mark - it's sitting on Eibach springs with Spax shock absorbers.
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Postby gookah » Mon 14 Jul, 2014 22:07

and M seats door panels and centre console too... :D
what are you doing with the old wheels?
are they 17"?
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Postby Davejue1 » Tue 15 Jul, 2014 06:47

Very nice indeed. I do like them in red. :)
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Postby Koolflyer » Tue 15 Jul, 2014 08:03

Looks the business! Wouldn't mind sitting mine on some new shocks and springs sometime.
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Postby Southernboy » Tue 15 Jul, 2014 08:28

.......... are those genuine ACS wheels or the repro's ? Looking at them I was wondering because the valve isn't incorporated into the ring of wheel bolts on the rim ??
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Postby Tvr_wil » Tue 15 Jul, 2014 22:12

Aahh you finally got her! Looking good :-) I'm in the middle of sorting my gash laptop to then run diagnostics will let you know when I'm done...
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Postby 692DPG » Thu 17 Jul, 2014 20:15

gookah wrote:and M seats door panels and centre console too... :D
what are you doing with the old wheels?
are they 17"?

Hi, original wheels are 17s but I plan to keep them for winter - don't fancy an Autosol fest every weekend! :lol:
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Postby 692DPG » Thu 17 Jul, 2014 20:20

Southernboy wrote:.......... are those genuine ACS wheels or the repro's ? Looking at them I was wondering because the valve isn't incorporated into the ring of wheel bolts on the rim ??

Hi, they're definitely real according to the inside of the castings. I can't say I've noticed different valve positioning. I'll have to have a look at some images to see if there are any differences.

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Postby Ian_C » Sat 06 Dec, 2014 20:23

692DPG wrote:
Southernboy wrote:.......... are those genuine ACS wheels or the repro's ? Looking at them I was wondering because the valve isn't incorporated into the ring of wheel bolts on the rim ??

Hi, they're definitely real according to the inside of the castings. I can't say I've noticed different valve positioning. I'll have to have a look at some images to see if there are any differences.

Dave


They're definitely genuine guys... But they're Type I not Type II
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Postby spurs fan in a coupe » Sun 07 Dec, 2014 19:15

Looks great, loads of careful mods over the years.

Loving the position of the digital clock!

I want those seats
we expres: " He did hear the bells ringing, but doesnt know where where the clapper hangs".
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Postby David » Sun 07 Dec, 2014 20:07

spurs fan in a coupe wrote:Loving the position of the digital clock!


Me too!
Please share how you did this!
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Postby Ian_C » Tue 09 Dec, 2014 22:20

David wrote:
spurs fan in a coupe wrote:Loving the position of the digital clock!


Me too!
Please share how you did this!


Extend each of the wires on the OBC loom, route them alongside the gear lever, cut a hole in the oddments tray and connect. Simples :wink:
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Postby peterandjenny » Fri 12 Dec, 2014 10:04

Looks great very close to the things we did to ours, wheels look spot on. Insides should be like these
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Same wheels with gunmetal centres. The wheels are type 2 racing see here http://www.ac-schnitzer.de/en/bmw-cars/ ... 02/wheels/
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Still would like M seats we just have the black and red sports ones.
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Postby Ian_C » Sun 14 Dec, 2014 20:50

peterandjenny wrote:Looks great very close to the things we did to ours, wheels look spot on. Insides should be like these

...well they would do if they were Type II but because they're Type I the insides look like this:

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If you look closely you'll notice that Type I wheels have raised front face rim bolts whereas the Type II bolts are recessed.

btw, if it wasn't obvious, this is my old car hence why I have the pics & specs :wink:
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Postby 692DPG » Sat 14 Feb, 2015 18:23

Cheers Ian - thought I'd put a link to your journal to show all the hard work you put in to the car before I got it. :D

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Postby 692DPG » Sat 14 Feb, 2015 18:26

peterandjenny wrote:Looks great very close to the things we did to ours, wheels look spot on. Insides should be like these
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Same wheels with gunmetal centres. The wheels are type 2 racing see here http://www.ac-schnitzer.de/en/bmw-cars/ ... 02/wheels/
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Still would like M seats we just have the black and red sports ones.

Peter and Jenny - your car looks superb! :D I have Ian Cs old Z3M gills which I need to get painted. they'll look even more like different coloured twins then!
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Postby 692DPG » Sun 15 Feb, 2015 18:23

Winter sunshine today so I broke the Z out from hibernation and my wife and I went to the pub!
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Postby Captain » Mon 16 Feb, 2015 06:58

Car looks great, some very nice mods.
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Postby 692DPG » Mon 16 Feb, 2015 22:40

Captain wrote:Car looks great, some very nice mods.

Cheers Captain - all the credit goes to Ian_C, all I've done is serviced and maintained it other than adding new exhaust trims! :D
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Postby Ian_C » Wed 18 Feb, 2015 21:17

692DPG wrote:I have Ian Cs old Z3M gills which I need to get painted. they'll look even more like different coloured twins then!


Wondered when you were going to get around to that Dave :devil:
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Postby 692DPG » Fri 27 Feb, 2015 20:46

Ian_C wrote:
692DPG wrote:I have Ian Cs old Z3M gills which I need to get painted. they'll look even more like different coloured twins then!


Wondered when you were going to get around to that Dave :devil:


When I stop feeding my other mistress - the high maintenance M3!! :head:
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Postby 692DPG » Sun 08 Mar, 2015 23:07

A bit off topic but had an opportunity to tickle my other mistress yesterday so here she is while the Z is warm and cosy in the garage. Different to the Z in many ways but lacks the feel good factor on sunny days!

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Z can just be seen in it's 'bedroom!'

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Postby 692DPG » Sun 28 Jun, 2015 15:53

Re taxed and insured this month for another years fun! Also cleaned all the polished rims on the AC Schnitzer wheels to remove the coating of WD 40 I put on for winter. After a good clean with Iron X, Bilberry wheel cleaner and then Autosol they look 'summer ready'
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Postby 692DPG » Sat 01 Aug, 2015 19:32

Had a great day cleaning some of the often missed bits.
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Postby Ian_C » Mon 10 Aug, 2015 20:35

Nice to see it's in good hands Dave. Top work :thumb:
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Postby 692DPG » Sun 31 Jan, 2016 19:10

Ian_C wrote:Nice to see it's in good hands Dave. Top work :thumb:

Cheers Ian - easy to keep it good now it's a garage Queen! I've only done about 2300 miles in nearly 2 years; mainly because it's always raining in Lancashire :roll:
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Postby 692DPG » Mon 13 Feb, 2017 21:54

Hi all - just thought I'd do my yearly report in and let you know the Z is in rude health and still being enjoyed. Only managed 807 miles between MOTs as it was sharing my weekends with a 996 Carrera 4. Testament to the Z, I kept it in preference to the 911 as it is a special little thing. To keep to the red theme I have bought a Melbourne Red E92 M3 to keep it company.

I'll put up some pictures of them together when the M3 arrives. Cheers.
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