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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-12-2004, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By Tim UK
Fastest in our group was a S52 with 75. Driving...

Fastest in our group was a S52 with 75. Driving the Z4 3.0-litre loaner from the factory I got 73, but was beaten by a Z4 3.0-litre with steptronic box who got 74. The instructor laughed when I put...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-11-2004, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,298
Posted By Tim UK
It was a standard Z4 (2.5i) with a Phoenix paint...

It was a standard Z4 (2.5i) with a Phoenix paint job. I've since added some more pics to the above link including Estoril Blue, another Aegean Blue, Midnight Blue, plus some interesting color...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-31-2004, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,298
Posted By Tim UK
Phoenix Yellow and Aegean Blue Z4s

Some pics of cars around the factory: http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=21596#21596

Tim
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-27-2004, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,176
Posted By Tim UK
>they told me that the speedo typically reads 10%...

>they told me that the speedo typically reads 10% + 2.4 MPH over the actual speed.
>They said this is within the specifications BMW has set. Do you guys agree?

Speedometers must not read under...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-09-2004, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By Tim UK
http://www.leatherz.com/Merchant2/art/mk407.jpg ...

http://www.leatherz.com/Merchant2/art/mk407.jpg

It looks like there's an easier solution to my storage needs--I didn't realise the new armrest would have a huge storage capacity.

Tim
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-07-2004, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By Tim UK
Z4 door storage

I'm not at all happy with the door storage on the Z4--it's narrow and extremely difficult to get things in and out. I started thinking yesterday about making it wider. In theory you could saw off...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-01-2004, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,304
Posted By Tim UK
>the system moved back toward the rear of the car...

>the system moved back toward the rear of the car about 1/4-3/8" as the tips
>were protruding past the bumper further when a got back. All fasteners were
>cranked down so it is a is an automotive...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-01-2004, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,580
Posted By Tim UK
There must be a way around it as European cars...

There must be a way around it as European cars don't have that 'feature'.

Tim
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2004, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By Tim UK
Alex If anything I would say an engine keeps...

Alex

If anything I would say an engine keeps improving until 28000km, so of course I took account of the relative looseness of the engines. It's nothing to do with 'high revving', it's the torque...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2004, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By Tim UK
Hi Tom I tried twice before for a...

Hi Tom

I tried twice before for a Performance Center delivery, but it's a no-go--I forget the reason, it was something to do with the sign as you approach the factory entrance about being in a...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2004, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By Tim UK
Didn't look, but it's been their demonstrator for...

Didn't look, but it's been their demonstrator for several months now so must have racked up several thousand miles. I know someone who's going to test drive it next week and will ask.

[update:...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-28-2004, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By Tim UK
Der Adler landet (the Eagle is landing)

Well I can hardly say, "The Eagle HAS landed" as it hasn't happened yet, but I've just placed an order for a Z4 3.0i SMG in Olivin/Beige/Beige, and Zmurf, my beautiful Laguna Seca M Roadster, will be...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-05-2004, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 809
Posted By Tim UK
Question Tire pressures for track day?

I have 225/45 ZR17 on the front, and 245/40 ZR17 on the rear. According to the manual the tire pressures with two passengers should be 2.2 bar front and 2.2 bar rear. If I carry luggage it's 2.4...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-03-2004, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By Tim UK
http://www.zroadster.net/rub-satnav-mounts.jpg ...

http://www.zroadster.net/rub-satnav-mounts.jpg
Failed and useless attempts at mounting SatNav

In the image above I tried sticking screwdrivers between the blue surround and the big fascia area...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-03-2004, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By Tim UK
Question Help--how to remove centre air vent?

I'm trying to fit this dashmount (http://www.dashmount.co.uk/additions3/71612.htm) (note the pic has been reversed) and can't find any trace of the clips mentioned. Can anyone help please?

Tim
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-01-2004, 02:50 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,175
Posted By Tim UK
I did several runs with my M roadster at...

I did several runs with my M roadster at Bruntingthorpe airfield. This was after I had the Eisenmann exhaust fitted which (according to the dyno tests) helped by about 10 bhp. Had a passenger on one...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-18-2004, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By Tim UK
Many thanks for the info, I'll have a go in the...

Many thanks for the info, I'll have a go in the morning.


I've had a rough quote of $2,800 (incl marine insurance and handling) for return shipping of Zmurf to either New York or Baltimore, so...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-18-2004, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By Tim UK
Question Lack of heat on M roadster

Since 'Zmurf' came back from the dealer fitting a new soft top, there's a lack of heat coming from the heater in all positions (windscreen, face and feet). I have a feeling it's to do with the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-06-2003, 09:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 588
Posted By Tim UK
Mulled wine, Karel Zmurf and desecration of the Czech Flag

Normally when I visit a new country I manage to come away with a handful of phrases, but during our three-day shopping exhibition to the Christmas markets of Prague, the sole word I learned was...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2003, 04:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,571
Posted By Tim UK
Duh!

There was me thinking municipal transport???
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2003, 02:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,571
Posted By Tim UK
Mt?

What's a MT?
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-11-2003, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 682
Posted By Tim UK
Z2 and M2 roadsters?

http://tess2.uspto.gov/webaka/images/76478026.gif

Z2 name trademarked by BMW. Likely to be small (Mazda-size) roadster based on 1-Series platform.

M2 name also trademarked, possibly for hot...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-13-2003, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By Tim UK
My exhaust system

The Eisenmann system is a 'CAT back', i.e. everything back from where the mechanic is undoing the old pipes.

http://www.zroadster.net/rub-m-exhaust.jpg

Before and after shots
...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-12-2003, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,109
Posted By Tim UK
Advice on M rear suspension

One of the participants at our annual Lake District gathering driving a pre-2001 M roadster was complaining about the handling of his car. I had a go in his car and the difference was horrifying. ...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-12-2003, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By Tim UK
European rasp is the same

I have 2001 M roadster and can vouch for the fact that the rasp is just the same. Or, should I say, was. I now have an Eisenmann 'race tune' exhaust and the difference is outstanding.

As well...
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