Mpowerrob Z3 Orinoco Edition 2.8 progress journal

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Mpowerrob Z3 Orinoco Edition 2.8 progress journal

Postby MpowerRob » Sat 07 Nov, 2015 08:53

Ok I've finally got a photo bucket account so can start uploading pics :D this was the first pic of my z when I went to view it for the first time.

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Re: Mpowerrob Z3 Orinoco Edition 2.8 progress journal

Postby Del » Sat 07 Nov, 2015 11:59

Nice looking (I assume one of the later) Z3s :)
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Postby Bonzo » Sat 07 Nov, 2015 14:29

Nice!...... Nice interior colour too. :D
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Postby deni2s » Mon 09 Nov, 2015 11:57

Like. Interesting looking colour.
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Postby yalden » Mon 09 Nov, 2015 21:09

Very nice colour :D
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Postby MpowerRob » Sat 21 Nov, 2015 21:08

An update, have added a oe Bmw individual plaque to the centre console and a LED interior bulb which I would highly recommend to anyone who actually wants to see anything in car when you open the door when it's dark :lol:



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Postby MpowerRob » Tue 24 Nov, 2015 10:06

More progress. Have added a AC Schnitzer gear knob and handbrake handle the gear knob has made the gear change a little nicer now,though ill change the gearbox oil ASAP.

Have also picked up a set of 18" staggered Cades Tyrus only problem is they are black but for the price I got them I couldn't pass them up, I will put them on see how they look and more than likely get refurbed in silver.

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Postby Bonzo » Tue 24 Nov, 2015 18:05

Hi Rob, Where did you get the LED interior light bulb from, and can you just fit it without any mods or additions?
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Postby MpowerRob » Tue 24 Nov, 2015 22:37

Hi Bonzo here's the link to the LED interior bulb, very easy to fit no modifications required and a really good mod in my opinion.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390719064145? ... EBIDX%3AIT
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Postby yalden » Wed 25 Nov, 2015 21:37

I quite like the BMW Individual plaque, where did you find that?
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Postby bentley-boy » Thu 26 Nov, 2015 00:09

Hi, I like the idea of the LED interior bulb, had a look on the link you posted and states also for number plate lamp, would it not be too bright as a number plate bulb if it's that good as an interior bulb?
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Postby MpowerRob » Fri 27 Nov, 2015 12:59

yalden wrote:I quite like the BMW Individual plaque, where did you find that?


Thanks yalden, I originally bought it to put on the boot lid but when it arrived it was way too small :lol: so thought it would look good somewhere in the cabin, I got it from a BMW dealer in Germany I will dig out the reciept and post the link, like your new individual by the way, :thumb:

bentley-boy wrote:Hi, I like the idea of the LED interior bulb, had a look on the link you posted and states also for number plate lamp, would it not be too bright as a number plate bulb if it's that good as an interior bulb?
Regards, BB


Hi Bentley boy It is nice and bright in the cabin, not sure how it would be as an numberplate bulb though, not sure if it would be the right bulb as aren't the number plate bulbs the same as the side light bulbs :?:
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Postby bentley-boy » Fri 27 Nov, 2015 18:49

Ah, thinking about it you are more than likely correct! Got to get one of those LED bulbs for the interior though, presume it dims as it goes off in pretty much the same way as the standard bulb?

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Postby MpowerRob » Mon 30 Nov, 2015 14:47

Got the wheels on at the weekend, not a fan of black wheels so a refurb in silver is on the cards, what do you guys think :?:

The ride is surprisingly good, I thought there would be a big difference in ride quality going from 16s to 18s but once lowered it should be even better it is running 225 all round was going to go staggered but not sure now,what tyre sizes do you guys run on your 18s :?:

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Postby BladeRunner919 » Mon 30 Nov, 2015 15:34

MpowerRob wrote:Got the wheels on at the weekend, not a fan of black wheels so a refurb in silver is on the cards, what do you guys think :?:


I'm with you. Black wheels can work on some cars in some circumstances, but I think yours will look much better in silver.
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Postby MpowerRob » Wed 09 Dec, 2015 17:09

So I got round to fitting these the other day very straight forward and a big thanks to Southernboy for a great product and fast delivery, I think they look great a serve a good purpose.

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Postby MpowerRob » Fri 22 Jan, 2016 11:26

A new update to the Z, found a carbon Simota induction Kit for the Z on EBay and put an offer in and it got accepted :D I have always wanted one of these and never got a chance to fit one to my M roadster and have heard nothing but good responses/reviews.

Was pretty easy to fit though the coolant overflow pipe completely discintigrated when I try to lift it out :head: at 17 years old I guess that's expected, ordered a new one through Local BMW dealer £30 for a small piece of plastic pipe :shock:
Will report back once I've had a week or so of driving with it fitted :D


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Postby MpowerRob » Sat 26 Mar, 2016 09:25

Recently fitted Eibach lowering springs all round and must say am very pleased with the ride/handling and look,thanks for the recommendation all they are definitely worth the extra cash :D

Have also added a pair of magnetic arch protectors courtesy of Ian_c :thumb:
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Postby bertiejaffa » Sat 26 Mar, 2016 11:17

That's sits well now and the stone protectors look very OEM on your colour car along side the wheels!! :thumb:
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Postby markhinton » Tue 29 Mar, 2016 14:22

Very nice!! Where did you get the Eibachs from?
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Postby MpowerRob » Sat 02 Apr, 2016 08:22

Thanks for the nice replies guys, here's the link for the Eibach.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EIBACH-ProKit ... 5b1ff76178
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Postby MpowerRob » Sun 03 Apr, 2016 22:16

Got a pair of Titan silver side vents of ebay as thought they might look good against dark Orinoco paintwork what do you all think. All Honest opinions welcome.

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Postby kjb1 » Sun 03 Apr, 2016 22:52

yeh overall the look works


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Postby Jonathan S » Mon 04 Apr, 2016 19:01

Very nice car !...... Nice interior colour too
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Postby MpowerRob » Tue 06 Sep, 2016 18:32

So I've done a few more mods to the Z here's the new strut brace was very easy to fit even with the mod for the earthing screw, got strut brace from the bay for £46 :D car definitely feels more planted
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Can do a fitting write up if anyone needs
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Postby MpowerRob » Fri 30 Sep, 2016 08:52

Had the wheels refurbed as black wasn't doing it for me, I went for BMW oe silver.

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Postby MpowerRob » Fri 30 Sep, 2016 09:13

Here's a couple of pics I do prefer silver wheels, will probably go with wider tyres as currently running 225 at the rear so maybe 245 or 255 rears, what do you think?
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Postby Joycey » Wed 08 Feb, 2017 10:56

Lovely looking car, get some spacers on the rear :twisted:
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