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Thread: Z3 2.8 Roadster from Europe (Poland) - small gallery :-)

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    Z3 2.8 Roadster from Europe (Poland) - small gallery/worklog :-)

    Hi

    I want to show mine Z3 here . It's Z3 2.8 Roadster 03.1999 .

    I bought it in April 2008, was 118.000km when I bought it, now it's 132.000 km.

    Vehicle information

    VIN long WBACH31030LE63013

    Type code CH31

    Type Z3 2.8 (EUR)

    Dev. series E36 (7)

    Line 3

    Body type ROADST

    Steering LL

    Door count 2

    Engine M52/TU

    Cubical capacity 2.80

    Power 142

    Transmision HECK

    Gearbox MECH

    Colour COSMOSSCHWARZ METALLIC (303)

    Upholstery LEDER OREGON/SCHWARZ (Q2SW)

    Prod. date 1999-03-22


    Order options
    No. Description
    243 AIRBAG FOR FRONT PASSENGER

    260 SIDE AIRBAG DRIVER/FRT PASSENGER

    388 SOFTTOP BLACK

    398 SOFTTOP OPERATION, ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC

    423 FLOOR MATS, VELOUR

    428 WARNING TRIANGLE

    494 SEAT HEATING F DRIVER/FRONT PASSENGER

    530 AIR CONDITIONING

    668 RADIO BMW REVERSE RDS

    710 M LEATHER STEERING WHEEL

    801 GERMANY VERSION

    818 MAIN BATTERY SWITCH

    863 EUROPE/DEALER DIRECTORY

    879 GERMAN/OWNERS HANDBOOK/SERVICE BOOKLET

    925 SHIPPING PROTECTION PACKAGE


    Series options
    No. Description
    209 LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL (25%)

    272 LT/ALY WHL/ Z STAR

    345 CHROME LINE INTERIOR



    For now only few pictures :

    In day when I bought it (april 2008):








    As You can see condition of it was not mint, but quite good .

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    September 2008 :




























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    June 2009 :

























    More pictures soon ...

    Regards
    Thanks for looking
    Peter
    Last edited by piotres; 05-30-2010 at 10:25 AM.

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    Welcome! Nice ride! Imported from the area of Paris, France, I see

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    Quote Originally Posted by DutchZ3 View Post
    Welcome! Nice ride! Imported from the area of Paris, France, I see
    Yes, it's imported from France .

    I made every work over mine car by myself so progress isn't fast but I have some more plans what should I add/change.

    Nevertheless changes made during time when I have it are quite big :
    -rims Dezent T 8x17'
    -all white indicator lights
    -painted console, new carpets
    -painted brakes
    -all suspension parts are new
    -added OBC
    -BMC CDA intake
    -Wiechers strut brace
    -Lowtec -30mm springs on front

    AND MORE ...

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    Love the wheel choice. 15mm spacers in the rear would be nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cngizbleevng View Post
    Love the wheel choice. 15mm spacers in the rear would be nice!
    And possibly a lil better drop. Car is lookin good
    Last edited by MarcMacZ3; 10-23-2009 at 08:29 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcMacZ3 View Post
    And possibly a lil better drop. Car is lookin good
    Yes, too high rear also frustrate me . I've mounted for try -25mm lowtec springs on rear but they give me real -33 to -35 mm and rear was lower than front which looks awful . Now I'm waiting for Msuspension springs for Rear .

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    lookin good. Whats the 2nd switch behind the blinker do? I can recall If I have that on mine, or is that somthing on the euro z's. My cruise controls on the right. just curious..
    Last edited by Z3RO 2 6T; 10-23-2009 at 10:48 PM.
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    Gorgeous car man, and good job on the DIY's. I wish I was that handy.

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    Very nice mods. What is the switch on the console between the air conditioner/recirc and the seat heater? Can you aim the headlights up or down with that?
    Kelvin

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    Looks great! I agree about the drop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBH22102 View Post
    Very nice mods. What is the switch on the console between the air conditioner/recirc and the seat heater? Can you aim the headlights up or down with that?
    looks like power roof to me.


    piotres, Spoko fura... daj znac jak Ci trzeba kiedys cos wyslac ze stanow.

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    Looking sweet, man!
    1999 Z3 Coupe
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBH22102 View Post
    Very nice mods. What is the switch on the console between the air conditioner/recirc and the seat heater? Can you aim the headlights up or down with that?
    That's power roof . Lights of course also have electric vertical height control but it's on another place (under instrument cluster) . Does US version have also electric light regulation or not ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Z3RO 2 6T View Post
    lookin good. Whats the 2nd switch behind the blinker do? I can recall If I have that on mine, or is that somthing on the euro z's. My cruise controls on the right. just curious..
    That's remote control for that crappy Sony player . Previous owner mount that, I'm not audio fan at all so till now I can live with that 20$ worth Sony, but maybe one day I'll swap it for any Alpine, so or course also I'll remove that funny remote control .

    Quote Originally Posted by Wojtek79 View Post


    piotres, Spoko fura... daj znac jak Ci trzeba kiedys cos wyslac ze stanow.
    Dzieki Wojtek, takie deklaracje się ceni .

    Regards

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    Very nice! good job

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    I upload picutres from work over Z3 during last 2 mounths :



    OBC was retrofitted to mine car using DIS .


    That's true ) .



    I've changed rear shocks + their mountings (Sachs + Lemforder is now) .



    I advice to check that place to every z3 owner - in mine car in 3 wheelarch was paint defect here .



    Destroyed subframe bushings .





    I've changed "insert" in fuel tank and now mine fuel level gauge work 100% OK .







    I've changed gearbox but that was not necessary . I heard knock when I push clutch pedal when I go SLOWLY on 1st and 2nd gear, I thought it's gearbox but seems like that's diff .





    New guibo and center bearing for driveshaft .



    Subframe out of car ...



    New RTABs are IN, Lemforder also .

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    We use dynometric key and torques from TIS .



    I've changed fuel tank strap cushion - because fuel tank start "knocking" .





    Not many foams left hehe .














    IR TOE/CAMBER kit made in Poland . I've ordered brackets for eccentric bolts in CNC workshop and then weld it using MAG welder .



    Few parts from axle were sandblasted .



    I polished OEM muffler end pipes .





    First rear muffler painted ...



    After mine friend suggest I painted bit more of exhaust .

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    Amazing work. You're a Z3 Renaissance man
    Kelvin

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    Some hamerite





    Atf = gearbox , rbf = brakes









    Polibushes made in Poland . They're made on mine order, custom made based on IE bushes design (Polish company didn't have in offer kit for z3 ) .



    After powdercoating ...










    OEM fuel tank foams + some heatshrink tube to hold them in their place WELL .






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    I refresh rear disk also ...













    I must drill old bolts in exhaust manifold ...that was HARD WORK (more than 5 hours spend only over this) .



    I mount stainless steel bolts here covered with cooper grease to prevent problems with rust here .


    (sorry for dirt, I try those springs in rainy day)

    That's how car look with rear "-25mm" lowtec springs which gave me real -33 to -35mm drop . Front is Lowtec -30 mm. Rear was lower than front which looks for sure not good (awful even ) . I removed them fast, back to OEM and now I'm waiting for M-suspension springs for rear .

    That's all for now .

    Thanks for looking
    Piotr
    Last edited by piotres; 10-24-2009 at 08:56 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    wow, you've got plenty of time on your hands! Wife and 3 kids take up most of my time, and now the remaining Z3 mods are just waiting and waiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cngizbleevng View Post
    wow, you've got plenty of time on your hands! Wife and 3 kids take up most of my time, and now the remaining Z3 mods are just waiting and waiting.
    No, You're not right ;/ . I work almost every day from 9 AM till 11 PM . I don't have much time, for example gearbox wait 1 year for changing (I bought second gearbox September 2008) .

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    Wow! That's a lot of hard work you've done there. I admire your patience, perseverence and ability - well done. Are z3's rare in Poland or is it just parts that are hard to find?
    Current...1998 ///M Coupe

    Previous...1997 Z3 2.8



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