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by Bench
Fri 08 Mar, 2013 16:08
Forum: Performance
Topic: My Coilovers...
Replies: 23
Views: 1682

Re: My Coilovers...

agree pictures required.

I went as low as my coil overs allowed and it scrappe don most things. Looked good though, I noticed the guy i sold it to has left it low...i like that!
by Bench
Thu 15 Nov, 2012 14:46
Forum: Performance
Topic: Simota filter cleaner ????????????
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: Simota filter cleaner ????????????

after running mine like that for 6 years i did replace the MAF.

Was very dirty!
by Bench
Mon 05 Nov, 2012 15:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bonnet won't open!!
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Bonnet won't open!!

Good advice ^^
by Bench
Mon 05 Nov, 2012 15:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.8 Lack of power!! HELP!! :(
Replies: 9
Views: 1215

Re: Z3 2.8 Lack of power!! HELP!! :(

MAF seems like a sensilbe place to start, my 2.0 was exactly the same when the MAF was on its way out.
by Bench
Mon 05 Nov, 2012 14:54
Forum: Performance
Topic: Simota filter cleaner ????????????
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: Simota filter cleaner ????????????

Must admit I always oiled mine, used the K & N kit. Comes with a cleaner and oil. did it every sort of 2000miles or when it looked dirty.
by Bench
Fri 19 Oct, 2012 13:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How big are your Rims?
Replies: 36
Views: 1978

Re: How big are your Rims?

the right 19s look good, interested to see what 20's would look like. With regard to MF post. I run 22 on my X5 with 30 profile tyres. in the 18 months of onwership i didnt loose any to potholes....i was dodginh them though.
by Bench
Fri 19 Oct, 2012 13:32
Forum: Performance
Topic: zapper stopped working
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

Re: zapper stopped working

This happended to mine after a flat battery, I put the key in the ignition turned the key to position 2 and locked and unlocked car. Its solved mine. Not sure if there is science to it or luck but cant hurt trying?
by Bench
Tue 16 Oct, 2012 10:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel Fitment Help
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: Wheel Fitment Help

James you're a star many thanks for your help.

I will see if i can get the new owner to join and post some pics onece wheels are fitted. They should look quite good imo.
by Bench
Sun 14 Oct, 2012 19:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel Fitment Help
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: Wheel Fitment Help

Or do i go 215/40

Gazza...anyone lol
by Bench
Sun 14 Oct, 2012 16:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel Fitment Help
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: Wheel Fitment Help-they have arrived!/ help needed

Well got the wheels today, they had some wide tyres on, 265 rear and 235 front. Rears will go on however going to drop it down to 245 so i can wind the coilovers down, fronts however have too much poke. The tyres on were 235/40/R18. I was thinking of going for a 225/35/R18, i know that changes the r...
by Bench
Wed 03 Oct, 2012 09:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel Fitment Help
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: Wheel Fitment Help

I have sold my Z Gazza, these are for a friend and have been customed to a high standard. If he gets them then i will def post pics. Should look quite good i reckon.
by Bench
Tue 02 Oct, 2012 10:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel Fitment Help
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Wheel Fitment Help

Front: 8J x 18 RS744 ET20 BMW part number: 1094379 Rear: 9J x 18 RS740 ET24 BMW part number: 1094380 Can these be made to fit a zed? I understand that the rears will have some poke but hoping that with the neg camber they might go. Thefronts on the other hand i worry they migh tbe a bit much especia...
by Bench
Tue 25 Sep, 2012 10:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS - £4000 2001 2.2i Sapphire Edition- Priced to sell
Replies: 7
Views: 1602

Re: FS - £4000 2001 2.2i Sapphire Edition- Priced to sell

Strangely i was approached, it wasnt for sale in any magazines. Someone was aware I had just bought a new house and asked if i was interested in selling. We agreed a price and i had the noney the week after. He said it stood out due to condition and subtle mods all of which he would have done himself.
by Bench
Mon 24 Sep, 2012 13:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS - £4000 2001 2.2i Sapphire Edition- Priced to sell
Replies: 7
Views: 1602

Re: FS - £4000 2001 2.2i Sapphire Edition- Priced to sell

keep with it, i just sold mine for a decent price. There are genuine buyers out there.
by Bench
Fri 21 Sep, 2012 14:32
Forum: Performance
Topic: Gasket gone?
Replies: 14
Views: 2311

Re: Gasket gone?

That literally must be the first time a TVR has been praised for being more reliable than a Z3. Must admit after just selling my Zed i am concerend that i will never find anything as reliable. ION almost 10 yrs of ownership the most that went wrong was cam and abs sensor...and i probably could have ...
by Bench
Thu 16 Aug, 2012 13:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New purchase Z3 2.0 Facelift
Replies: 15
Views: 2040

Re: New purchase Z3 2.0 Facelift

I have had a 2000 2.0 for 8 years now, saldy goes at the end of the month. I hope you enjoy yours like i did mine. I ended up playing with suspension mostly but each to their own.
by Bench
Mon 23 Jul, 2012 12:03
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Gunson 77083 BMW Code Reader and Service Reset Tool
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Gunson 77083 BMW Code Reader and Service Reset Tool

Did you actually get any sense out of it?

Do you have a list of the fault codes?
by Bench
Mon 23 Jul, 2012 12:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Breaking Z3
Replies: 88
Views: 10206

Re: Breaking Z3

High i am interested in the speaker covers. both top and bottom in the doors.

Please PM if you still have them.
by Bench
Sat 21 Jul, 2012 08:56
Forum: Performance
Topic: sway bar
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Re: sway bar

I have a brande new rear H & R bar if you are interested?
by Bench
Tue 10 Jul, 2012 16:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Various items for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: Various items for sale

What colour is the Hardtop?
by Bench
Sat 16 Jun, 2012 14:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2 - Engine Noise
Replies: 23
Views: 2411

Re: Z3 2.2 - Engine Noise

After losing tha tmuch oil you deifnetely need to investigate this further, a sMike said there would be pools of oil under the car if the loss is that bad?
by Bench
Wed 13 Jun, 2012 12:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS LIGHT & ASC LIGHTS ON
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: ABS LIGHT & ASC LIGHTS ON

Dirty sensors could be the problem, but if the garage had wheels off for a time with engine running it may have looged abs/wheel speed fault. I would drive it for a little while to see if they clear.
by Bench
Wed 13 Jun, 2012 12:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Code Reader won't link to ECU
Replies: 22
Views: 1107

Re: Code Reader won't link to ECU

If the MAF wasnt working for a little while could this not have damaged the lambda sensors?

I know after chainging my MAF my car still showed faults on lambda. Maybe wrong but if the MAF causes overfuelling then this would/could damage other sensors.
by Bench
Wed 06 Jun, 2012 13:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new to zed (the start of a project) new shoes June
Replies: 15
Views: 1163

Re: new to zed (the start of a project)

Do a search for 'Alpina527 ' BBTB and manifold. Nice little mod to start things off...
by Bench
Mon 21 May, 2012 13:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC/ABS lights.. Full description
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: ASC/ABS lights.. Full description

Have you driven the car any distance since making changes?

If a sensor is at fault the diagnostic should tell you which one?
by Bench
Thu 03 May, 2012 12:29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hosepipe bans
Replies: 24
Views: 3606

Re: Hosepipe bans

Glad we didn't fill the well in! It's been laying dormant for 30 years - not any more. 15m deep with 4m of water, draper pump and 25m hose - bingo! Checked with SWA and as long as it is my water source, I can use it "with" a hosepipe/ pressure washer. Nice, maybe i will just dig a well in the garde...
by Bench
Thu 03 May, 2012 12:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Trouble resetting airbag light
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Re: Trouble resetting airbag light

unfortunately it will only reset the light, if the fault is still there it will trigger again.
by Bench
Mon 30 Apr, 2012 16:01
Forum: Performance
Topic: New Cades 18"staggered .......traded in BBS 17"
Replies: 17
Views: 2525

Re: New Cades 18"staggered .......traded in BBS 17"

Def needs lowering!
by Bench
Mon 30 Apr, 2012 15:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 black grilles NOW SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Re: Z3 black grilles

Did these sell?
by Bench
Tue 24 Apr, 2012 11:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new MAF
Replies: 20
Views: 1043

Re: new MAF

wierd i mentioned this on a another thread recently regarding the same person. He knows more as he lives in France and has nothing to do??
by Bench
Mon 23 Apr, 2012 12:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: stuttering electric window
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: stuttering electric window

Candle wax on window seals. Worked with mine no problem.
by Bench
Mon 23 Apr, 2012 12:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new MAF
Replies: 20
Views: 1043

Re: new MAF

Wow Mike you have been very negative on a few threads that i have just read...all that French plonk giving you a bad head?

Give some people a break!!
by Bench
Mon 23 Apr, 2012 12:15
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rolling Road open day in Reading
Replies: 4
Views: 1153

Re: Rolling Road open day in Reading

Well i went, track car (328 sport) got 233hp at the fly wheel (206bhp wheels) with 222ftlbs of torque.

Still a little more to come but not bad for a 16 yr old car with 114K on the clock. Will post dyno as soon as i get it.
by Bench
Thu 19 Apr, 2012 08:33
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rolling Road open day in Reading
Replies: 4
Views: 1153

Re: Rolling Road open day in Reading

I am going to this now and taking track car.

Maybe see some there?
by Bench
Mon 16 Apr, 2012 13:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new MAF
Replies: 20
Views: 1043

Re: new MAF

I thought the 2.0 were seimens MAF as standard. Aslong as the numbers match up it should be fine.
by Bench
Mon 16 Apr, 2012 12:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Brake Fluid Level Warning Light
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: Brake Fluid Level Warning Light

EDIT

After reading again I suggest you check brake ware sensors and also switch. Had something very similar to mine and although the ware sensors were connected it still showed an orange light. New sensor corrected issue.
by Bench
Fri 13 Apr, 2012 12:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Brake Fluid Level Warning Light
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: Brake Fluid Level Warning Light

I would suggest before you do anyhting you take it for a drive. Some times these lights wheel just go off once the car is up to speed.
by Bench
Wed 28 Mar, 2012 11:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.8 stressing me out
Replies: 16
Views: 712

Re: 2.8 stressing me out

I had similar problem with mine, turned out to be the MAF.
by Bench
Wed 28 Mar, 2012 11:15
Forum: Performance
Topic: SIMOTA AIR FILTERS
Replies: 2
Views: 777

Re: SIMOTA AIR FILTERS

Always wondered about replacement filters for these. I think i had mine for about 5-6 years now. regualrily clean it but still think it would probaly benefit from a new filter.
by Bench
Mon 19 Mar, 2012 13:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: water pump and viscous fan coupling woes
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: water pump and viscous fan coupling woes

As a comparison i had mind changed last year. cost me £100 all in.
by Bench
Mon 19 Mar, 2012 13:20
Forum: Performance
Topic: Brake Pads - whats best for the road?
Replies: 11
Views: 1705

Re: Brake Pads - whats best for the road?

I had a set of reds on a track car, got them for next to nothing. They didnt even last the day! so if you enjoy a spirited drive maybe not for you?
by Bench
Wed 07 Mar, 2012 14:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cold start problem solved
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: Cold start problem solved

Weird!!

After changing both cam sensors my turned out to be the MAF. Fianlly diagnosed by just unplugging it and saw that i ran better.
by Bench
Fri 02 Mar, 2012 13:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Modified Z3 2.8 - with 3.0 power - £2500!! - now sold
Replies: 9
Views: 1489

Re: Modified Z3 2.8 - with 3.0 power - £2500!!

Zedonist these mods are proven BHP increases. I have them on my 328 track car with a remap. There are many dyno results on E36 coupe that prove gains.
by Bench
Mon 27 Feb, 2012 11:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cylinder problems
Replies: 4
Views: 662

I had this on mine recently.

Changed crankshaft sensor and MAF. Solved problem in full. While it was serviced also replaced both lambdas as were giving false reads when live diagnostics were taken.

I had no CEL light on although diagnostics did show crankshaft fault.
by Bench
Mon 27 Feb, 2012 11:49
Forum: Performance
Topic: H & R anti roll bar
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

That sounds as if it will work without uprating the front. As i have said the frnot alread has poly bushes and a strut brace so quite stiff.
by Bench
Mon 27 Feb, 2012 11:48
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Zi's marmite Z3.... Now on corvette rims :)
Replies: 112
Views: 35915

I am thinking of some new wheels. Dont suppose you could PM details of yours.
by Bench
Sat 25 Feb, 2012 16:28
Forum: Performance
Topic: H & R anti roll bar
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Yes its just a rear.
by Bench
Thu 23 Feb, 2012 12:03
Forum: Performance
Topic: H & R anti roll bar
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Cheers for your help, will keep an eye out on ebay.
by Bench
Wed 22 Feb, 2012 21:06
Forum: Performance
Topic: H & R anti roll bar
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Car has ap coilovers, i will just keep an eye out for a front. I think any e36 non m one will fit?