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L84THSKY
03-28-2006, 10:10 PM
Anyone ever put one of these on?
Ron Stygar says he got the part# from John Firestone. I want to put one in; not sure if bracket is still available.

clex2
03-29-2006, 03:10 AM
I have one. The thing is it's a European option and shipping pressurized chemicals across borders is not easy. You cannot buy it from a US dealer. You cannot buy it in Europe and ship it here easily. Somehow there are a few within our borders that I cannot explain, but suffice to say check your favorite store (?eBay?) for potential leads. That's where I got mine.

Variance
03-29-2006, 03:28 AM
Those pics have me wondering. What's that fourth lever on the front of the seat for?

clex2
03-29-2006, 03:32 AM
Those pics have me wondering. What's that fourth lever on the front of the seat for?

That lever is to extend the front part of the seat cushion for people with long legs. I'm not tall, so I keep them fully retracted. It's part of the zillion ways to adjust the "sport" seat.

L84THSKY
03-29-2006, 03:33 AM
It allows the whole seat to tilt back. The seat actually sits lower, really cool for the driver. I have this on my Vaders. Sport model seats have it too.

Those pics have me wondering. What's that fourth lever on the front of the seat for?

L84THSKY
03-29-2006, 03:33 AM
I just want the bracket; I can get an extinguisher here. Is the bracket available?

I have one. The thing is it's a European option and shipping pressurized chemicals across borders is not easy. You cannot buy it from a US dealer. You cannot buy it in Europe and ship it here easily. Somehow there are a few within our borders that I cannot explain, but suffice to say check your favorite store (?eBay?) for potential leads. That's where I got mine.

Variance
03-29-2006, 03:35 AM
Ah. I wish I had sport seats; too bad they're leather...

clex2
03-29-2006, 03:38 AM
I bought the extinguisher and bracket from an ebay vendor. He had the extinguisher and I gave him the part number for the bracket and he got it for me. I think since it's only the bracket, you should be able to get it through BMW or any parts vendor. give greg at SEAM an email. I think his handle is mss318ti. He's the one working on the new supercharger you guys are all excited about.

John Firestone
03-30-2006, 12:00 AM
I have one. The thing is it's a European option and shipping pressurized chemicals across borders is not easy. You cannot buy it from a US dealer. You cannot buy it in Europe and ship it here easily....I guess, if packing it one to a box and slapping on a UN number is hard (UN 1044 as I recall).

clex2
03-30-2006, 12:58 AM
I guess, if packing it one to a box and slapping on a UN number is hard (UN 1044 as I recall).

Just quoting several dealers and vendors I called when trying to get this part.

John Firestone
03-30-2006, 07:30 AM
Sometimes people will believe the craziest things until they actually try what they are talking about. I'm guilty of that sometimes. Or perhaps they were just fending off your query with an answer you would believe. I was surprised to hear that UPS has no problems shipping unexploded airbags. The consistent answer a friend received is they weren't even hazardous material!

halek
04-01-2006, 09:24 PM
hey clex, that 'net' pocket thing on your transmission tunnel - is that a factory BMW part?

clex2
04-01-2006, 10:25 PM
hey clex, that 'net' pocket thing on your transmission tunnel - is that a factory BMW part?

Yes, factory BMW Z3 net.

http://leatherz.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=01&Product_Code=ParcelNet&Category_Code=SafetyConvenience

halek
04-02-2006, 09:06 AM
Thanks, might have to get me one of those :wink:

J!m
04-03-2006, 11:48 PM
Clex:

Are those M roadster floor mats you have in there? And, if so, how well do they fit? Are they aftermarket?

I have been looking for a 'plain M' mat, and I have not been able to check the fitment of the roadster mats (which just have the M alone, as yours do).

I think a new set of front mats are needed for the calendar photo shoot...:biggrin:

J!m
04-03-2006, 11:50 PM
If someone finds a source for these, I'm interested (sport seats).

Thanks in advance.

clex2
04-04-2006, 12:53 AM
Clex:

Are those M roadster floor mats you have in there? And, if so, how well do they fit? Are they aftermarket?

I have been looking for a 'plain M' mat, and I have not been able to check the fitment of the roadster mats (which just have the M alone, as yours do).

I think a new set of front mats are needed for the calendar photo shoot...:biggrin:

J!m,

I don't know what kind of mats these are. They came with the car. They fit perfectly. They attach to the floor with the newer BMW style velcro mounts, not the hooks of the past. The backing is a dense foam material. The velcro attachents on the back of the mats are big round circles, the sice of an orange, where as the velcro attached to the floor of the car are much smaller, like the size of a silver dollar. If that description fits factory BMW mats, then I can only suppose they are Z3 mats.

J!m
04-04-2006, 12:59 AM
My factory mats fit with some weird screwy things (that I still have, but never used) that thread into the carpeting (which is why I never used them).

Well, I guess I'll have to catch up with a roadster sometime and try those.

Thanks for the reply...

L84THSKY
04-08-2006, 02:28 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1,1&item=8051514050&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT

and this as well

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1,1&item=4626740532&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT

I have one. The thing is it's a European option and shipping pressurized chemicals across borders is not easy. You cannot buy it from a US dealer. You cannot buy it in Europe and ship it here easily. Somehow there are a few within our borders that I cannot explain, but suffice to say check your favorite store (?eBay?) for potential leads. That's where I got mine.

John Firestone
04-08-2006, 10:29 AM
FYI, the seller of that first extinguisher, power-carshop on Ebay is not being entirely honest. As far as I know, BMW never sold a Halon fire extinguisher. If that unit did contain Halon – which it doesn't – the German seller would be violating European law which prohibited the production, distribution and use of Halon in all its member states at the end of 2003.

What those guys are selling, after removing the BMW mark, is identical with a Gloria F1G dry powder extinguisher that I last bought at a building supply store for around 25 euros ($30). (See below.) I would buy and send you another rather than see you pay good money to those clowns.

L84THSKY
04-08-2006, 02:43 PM
I already sent payment, but I did use Amex to pay for it. Should I contact him and ask him about this?

FYI, the seller of that first extinguisher, power-carshop on Ebay is not being entirely honest. As far as I know, BMW never sold a Halon fire extinguisher. If that unit did contain Halon which it doesn't the German seller would be violating European law which prohibited the production, distribution and use of Halon in all its member states at the end of 2003.

What those guys are selling, after removing the BMW mark, is identical with a Gloria F1G dry powder extinguisher that I last bought at a building supply store for around 25 euros ($30). (See below.) I would buy and send you another rather than see you pay good money to those clowns.

John Firestone
04-08-2006, 05:05 PM
I understand there is a big difference after an engine compartment fire extinguished with Halon versus one extinguished with dry powder. Halon requires much less cleaning up. I would, however, scrub off dry powder if it was that or losing the car.

I have to wonder about just what the seller might send you seeing how he baldly claims to sell a Halon extinguisher BMW does not offer (they only sell dry powder) and that would be illegal to sell in the EU if they did.

I found an online shop that sells the Gloria F1G extinguisher I mentioned for about $50 – including shipping to North America. That's what, about half what you would pay the ebay seller? Click here (http://www.feutech.de/index.html?target=Feuerloeschgeraete_uzoAnlagenLoeschgeraete.html) then the first link on the page, Pulverloescher, tragbar, and then scroll down to the F1G unit. I don't know anything about them, the site is largely in German and they don't appear to take credit cards but I can probably help you out there. They also say they offer a quantity discount if you guys want to do a group order. (It looks like about 7% off for 5 units and 17% off for 10.)

stormos
04-08-2006, 05:54 PM
Halon may have been sold by BMW up to 2003 (the year it was deemed harmful and banned).

May want to confirm this...

J!m
04-12-2006, 12:20 AM
I understand there is a big difference after an engine compartment fire extinguished with Halon versus one extinguished with dry powder. Halon requires much less cleaning up. I would, however, scrub off dry powder if it was that or losing the car.

I have to wonder about just what the seller might send you seeing how he baldly claims to sell a Halon extinguisher BMW does not offer (they only sell dry powder) and that would be illegal to sell in the EU if they did.

I found an online shop that sells the Gloria F1G extinguisher I mentioned for about $50 including shipping to North America. That's what, about half what you would pay the ebay seller? Click here (http://www.feutech.de/index.html?target=Feuerloeschgeraete_uzoAnlagenLoeschgeraete.html) then the first link on the page, Pulverloescher, tragbar, and then scroll down to the F1G unit. I don't know anything about them, the site is largely in German and they don't appear to take credit cards but I can probably help you out there. They also say they offer a quantity discount if you guys want to do a group order. (It looks like about 7% off for 5 units and 17% off for 10.)

I'd be interested in a couple of those, but I would honestly rather have Halon, as the dry chemical does more damage than simply providing a nasty clean-up mess... I assume that Halon is not available at all based on what you posted earlier...

Halon is still available in most racer supply places, but is not the correct shape for the BMW bracket. I was contemplating getting one while in Switzerland; however the compressed canister cannot be shipped in the cargo bay, as it could explode (and I don't want to be on the plane if that happens...).

L84THSKY
05-24-2006, 03:58 AM
This is the fire extinguisher I received from the seller in Germany.



FYI, the seller of that first extinguisher, power-carshop on Ebay is not being entirely honest. As far as I know, BMW never sold a Halon fire extinguisher. If that unit did contain Halon which it doesn't the German seller would be violating European law which prohibited the production, distribution and use of Halon in all its member states at the end of 2003.

What those guys are selling, after removing the BMW mark, is identical with a Gloria F1G dry powder extinguisher that I last bought at a building supply store for around 25 euros ($30). (See below.) I would buy and send you another rather than see you pay good money to those clowns.

cali-ti
05-24-2006, 05:54 AM
so it's the F1G type just like john said it would be. i guess i'll have to add this to your option list too :p

pdxmotorhead
05-24-2006, 06:20 AM
FYI in the US its only illegal to manufacture Halon. You can still buy it leagally for use in high hazard situations, IE cars and planes.

We sell a system at our race shop that uses a C02 cartridge to pressurise an onboard system that sprays a variant of Coldfire. Its a liquid and the system can be recharged by you with a refill kit. Its a built-in onboard system so it uses a pull handle to set it off. Not as messy as dry chem, less hazard than Halon.

i can tell you no matter what you pick there is nothing like the relief when the fire goes OUT! :eek:

Dave

"When you on fire people get out of your way" - Richard Pryor

jetblackbimmer
05-24-2006, 07:24 AM
FYI in the US its only illegal to manufacture Halon. You can still buy it leagally for use in high hazard situations, IE cars and planes.

We sell a system at our race shop that uses a C02 cartridge to pressurise an onboard system that sprays a variant of Coldfire. Its a liquid and the system can be recharged by you with a refill kit. Its a built-in onboard system so it uses a pull handle to set it off. Not as messy as dry chem, less hazard than Halon.

i can tell you no matter what you pick there is nothing like the relief when the fire goes OUT! :eek:

Dave

"When you on fire people get out of your way" - Richard Pryor


More info please? Sounds really cool so far.

John Firestone
05-24-2006, 07:38 AM
This is the fire extinguisher I received from the seller in Germany.It looks good. You got it at a fair price for the BMW version so I am not sure why the guy had to claim it used Halon. Thanks for the update!

pdxmotorhead
05-24-2006, 07:38 AM
I'll get the web link and post it for the product, the shop owner is not a computer guy... :)

I'm just blanking on the brand name tonight.... Arrg need Barley Pop.

Dave

jetblackbimmer
05-24-2006, 07:45 AM
lol. cool beans

KetteringTi
05-24-2006, 09:49 AM
So I'm not up on my fire extinguishing systems. What is so bad about Halon, and what makes Halon different from any other fire extinguisher?

L84THSKY
05-25-2006, 01:39 AM
I just tried to order the seat bracket through Circle BMW, and they said it is not available in the USA.

It looks good. You got it at a fair price for the BMW version so I am not sure why the guy had to claim it used Halon. Thanks for the update!

grm
05-27-2006, 09:53 PM
The danger of halon is that it sucks all of the oxygen out of the air, and there is a possibility that it will get in your lungs and you would suffocate