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Greg in Sydney
03-22-1998, 12:41 AM
There's a 6" deep, roughly triangular, black plastic compartment in the floor at the rear drivers' side of my 1.9l Z3. That is, it starts at carpet floor level, and goes down from there. It looks like something is meant to go in there, but I've no idea what. <p>Anyone know the answer?<p>Thanks,<br>Greg in Sydney

Keith F
03-22-1998, 01:02 AM
<i>I keep a quart of engine oil and an old undershirt to use for a rag. My 1.9 will occasionally use a bit of oil. Dealer says it's "normal".<p><br><b><FONT FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="3"><FONT COLOR="#000000">K</FONT><FONT COLOR="#151515">e</FONT><FONT COLOR="#2A2A2A">i</FONT><FONT COLOR="#3F3F3F">t</FONT><FONT COLOR="#545454">h</FONT><FONT COLOR="#696969"> </FONT><FONT COLOR="#7E7E7E">F</FONT></FONT></FONT><FONT FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="3"><FONT COLOR="#7F7F7F"> '</FONT><FONT COLOR="#666666">9</FONT><FONT COLOR="#4D4D4D">6</FONT><FONT COLOR="#343434"> </FONT><FONT COLOR="#1B1B1B">Z</FONT><FONT COLOR="#020202">3</FONT></FONT></FONT> <FONT FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="3"><FONT COLOR="#4F95FD">/</FONT><FONT COLOR="#000000"></FONT></FONT></FONT><FONT FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="3"><FONT COLOR="#490587">/</FONT><FONT COLOR="#000000"></FONT></FONT></FONT><FONT FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="3"><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">/</FONT><FONT COLOR="#000000"></FONT></FONT></FONT><FONT FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="3"><FONT COLOR="#BFBFBF">M</FONT><FONT COLOR="#BFBFBF">4</FONT><FONT COLOR="#BFBFBF">4</FONT></FONT></FONT> <FONT FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="3"><FONT COLOR="#000000">B</FONT><FONT COLOR="#0D0C08">l</FONT><FONT COLOR="#1A1810">a</FONT><FONT COLOR="#272418">c</FONT><FONT COLOR="#343020">k</FONT><FONT COLOR="#413C28"> </FONT><FONT COLOR="#4E4830">a</FONT><FONT COLOR="#5B5438">n</FONT><FONT COLOR="#686040">d</FONT><FONT COLOR="#756C48"> </FONT><FONT COLOR="#827850">B</FONT><FONT COLOR="#8F8458">e</FONT><FONT COLOR="#9C9060">i</FONT><FONT COLOR="#A99C68">g</FONT><FONT COLOR="#B6A870">e</FONT></FONT></FONT></b><br></i>

Keith F
03-22-1998, 01:02 AM
I keep a quart of engine oil and an old undershirt to use for a rag. My 1.9 will occasionally use a bit of oil. Dealer says it's "normal".<p><br><b><FONT FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="3"><FONT COLOR="#000000">K</FONT><FONT COLOR="#151515">e</FONT><FONT COLOR="#2A2A2A">i</FONT><FONT COLOR="#3F3F3F">t</FONT><FONT COLOR="#545454">h</FONT><FONT COLOR="#696969"> </FONT><FONT COLOR="#7E7E7E">F</FONT></FONT></FONT><FONT FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="3"><FONT COLOR="#7F7F7F"> '</FONT><FONT COLOR="#666666">9</FONT><FONT COLOR="#4D4D4D">6</FONT><FONT COLOR="#343434"> </FONT><FONT COLOR="#1B1B1B">Z</FONT><FONT COLOR="#020202">3</FONT></FONT></FONT> <FONT FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="3"><FONT COLOR="#4F95FD">/</FONT><FONT COLOR="#000000"></FONT></FONT></FONT><FONT FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="3"><FONT COLOR="#490587">/</FONT><FONT COLOR="#000000"></FONT></FONT></FONT><FONT FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="3"><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">/</FONT><FONT COLOR="#000000"></FONT></FONT></FONT><FONT FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="3"><FONT COLOR="#BFBFBF">M</FONT><FONT COLOR="#BFBFBF">4</FONT><FONT COLOR="#BFBFBF">4</FONT></FONT></FONT> <FONT FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="3"><FONT COLOR="#000000">B</FONT><FONT COLOR="#0D0C08">l</FONT><FONT COLOR="#1A1810">a</FONT><FONT COLOR="#272418">c</FONT><FONT COLOR="#343020">k</FONT><FONT COLOR="#413C28"> </FONT><FONT COLOR="#4E4830">a</FONT><FONT COLOR="#5B5438">n</FONT><FONT COLOR="#686040">d</FONT><FONT COLOR="#756C48"> </FONT><FONT COLOR="#827850">B</FONT><FONT COLOR="#8F8458">e</FONT><FONT COLOR="#9C9060">i</FONT><FONT COLOR="#A99C68">g</FONT><FONT COLOR="#B6A870">e</FONT></FONT></FONT></b>

Tropi
03-22-1998, 10:04 AM
According to the rep who delivered my Z, the compartment is for storing the plastic bag provided for storage of tires in the event of a flat. Plausible..... maybe<p>anyway with the trunk organizer it has become another little cubbyhole to transport small items in the trunk (occassionally)<p><p><i>: There's a 6" deep, roughly triangular, black plastic compartment in the floor at the rear drivers' side of my 1.9l Z3. That is, it starts at carpet floor level, and goes down from there. It looks like something is meant to go in there, but I've no idea what. <p>: Anyone know the answer?<p>: Thanks,<br>: Greg in Sydney<p></i>

John Corbin
03-22-1998, 10:20 AM
I have no friggin' idea. But when I picked up my new Z3 2.8 There was a bottle of CHAMPAGNE in that Black triangular compartment in the trunk. I thought that was a standard equipment!!!<p>John<br>97 2.8 Boston green/tan/tan<br>H/K, chrome roadster rear license plate, chrome tail pipes and chrome interior package.

Trevor Page
03-22-1998, 10:48 AM
I use the compartment you mentioned for cleaning supplies. But how about the narrow compartment long the back of the car? You know, just as you open the trunk along the bottom...<p>It has a couple of rubber traps.<p>Any thoughts?

Doc
03-22-1998, 11:39 AM
<i>:I use it to store my third cd cassette.<br></i>

MarkK
03-22-1998, 11:52 AM
<i>: I use the compartment you mentioned for cleaning supplies. But how about the narrow compartment long the back of the car? You know, just as you open the trunk along the bottom...<p>: It has a couple of rubber traps.<p>: Any thoughts?<p></i>

Carter
03-22-1998, 12:53 PM
<FONT COLOR=#707070><i>: There's a 6" deep, roughly triangular, black plastic compartment in the floor at the rear drivers' side of my 1.9l Z3. That is, it starts at carpet floor level, and goes down from there. It looks like something is meant to go in there, but I've no idea what</i></FONT><p>Truth of the matter is, if you look in your manual, the bottom of that hole is where the tool goes to lower your spare tire. I'd suppose <B>that</B> location was where they had to put the crank...so why not make a cubby hole out of it? I line the bottom of mine with a large plastic bag (useful as an emergency poncho, or effective suffocation device for the carjacker you've pummeled) and also put in a terry-cloth hand-towel. This way, if I <B>did</B> fill it with a bottle of MadDog 20/20, Thunderbird, or a 40oz Shiner, I'd wrap it with the towel to prevent any glass-to-plastic rattling.<p>I suppose <I>now</I> someone's gonna ask why the other side has a ramped declining indent. :)<p><A HREF="http://www.mcs.net/~carter/z3reunion"><IMG SRC="http://www.mcs.net/~carter/oz/z3carter.gif" ALT="Carter" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=130 WIDTH=130 ALIGN=LEFT></A><BR><BR><I>wonderin' why wine doesn't come in six-packs with pull-tabs,</I><BR>Carter<BR>'96&#189; <FONT COLOR=#000000 FACE="Arial,Helvetica,Swiss,Sans">Z3 <I>_<B>7</B>_<B>7</B>_<B>7</B>_<B>7</B></I></FONT><BR><FONT COLOR=#FF0000 FACE="Serpentine,Arial,Helvetica,Swiss,Sans">—<B><I>roadster</I></B>—</FONT><BR CLEAR=ALL>

RichC
03-22-1998, 01:51 PM
<i>: I use the compartment you mentioned for cleaning supplies. But how about the narrow compartment long the back of the car? You know, just as you open the trunk along the bottom...<p>: It has a couple of rubber traps.<p>: Any thoughts?<p></i><p>Only no one had found a hazard triangle which actually fits in there. I have one I picked up in Germany a few years ago, had to take it out of the cover and the rubber feet still stick out!<p>PS Alan tried the recommended triangle (from BMW) and it doesn't fit either. <p>Stick a small unbrella in there, that does fit.<p><A HREF="http://members.tripod.com/~chic_digger/richcmanx.gif"><IMG SRC="http://members.tripod.com/~chic_digger/richcmanx.gif" ALT="Black Manx" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=150 WIDTH=150 ALIGN=LEFT> </A></FONT><BR CLEAR=ALL><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><p><p>

(EOM) RichC
03-22-1998, 01:54 PM
<i>: There's a 6" deep, roughly triangular, black plastic compartment in the floor at the rear drivers' side of my 1.9l Z3. That is, it starts at carpet floor level, and goes down from there. It looks like something is meant to go in there, but I've no idea what. <p>: Anyone know the answer?<p>: Thanks,<br>: Greg in Sydney<p></i>

John C.
03-22-1998, 02:45 PM
<i>: I have no friggin' idea. But when I picked up my new Z3 2.8 There was a bottle of CHAMPAGNE in that Black triangular compartment in the trunk. I thought that was a standard equipment!!!<p>: John<br>: 97 2.8 Boston green/tan/tan<br>: H/K, chrome roadster rear license plate, chrome tail pipes and chrome interior package. <p><br></i>

the Baba
03-22-1998, 02:49 PM
<i>: There's a 6" deep, roughly triangular, black plastic compartment in the floor at the rear drivers' side of my 1.9l Z3. That is, it starts at carpet floor level, and goes down from there. It looks like something is meant to go in there, but I've no idea what. <p>: Anyone know the answer?<p>: Thanks,<br>: Greg in Sydney<p></i><p>......window cleaner, detail spray, and rags in there! Scooped-out area on other side carries a bottle of <B>Castrol 20/50 wt.</B>, paper towels and a paper funnel, all in a plastic Zip-Lock bag. The area at the rear, w/ the rubber bungees, was designed for a non-existant <B>Warning-Triangle</B>! I have found that it works perfect for a "Macheté" in a canvas scabbard, I never leave home w/o it!!!!! I also carry a First-Aid kit, "California Car Duster", Windshield screen, fire extinguisher, warning-triangle (the one I bought from <B>BMW</B> that doesn't fit!) Exide booster cables, a tool roll w/ <B>Real Tools</B>, rags & cleaning towels, and the car cover (if goin' on a over-niter). Still have plenty of room for a small ice-chest and overnight bag! I have the <B>Z3 Trunk-Organizer</B> and it's packed full of stuff too! Who says there ain't no room in a <B>Z3</B>?<p><br><B><FONT FACE="Comic Sans MS"><FONT SIZE="4"><FONT COLOR="#5A00B5">t</FONT><FONT COLOR="#6100AE">h</FONT><FONT COLOR="#6800A7">e</FONT><FONT COLOR="#6F00A0"> </FONT><FONT COLOR="#760099">(</FONT><FONT COLOR="#7D0092">B</FONT><FONT COLOR="#84008B">e</FONT><FONT COLOR="#8B0084"> </FONT><FONT COLOR="#92007D">P</FONT><FONT COLOR="#990076">r</FONT><FONT COLOR="#A0006F">e</FONT><FONT COLOR="#A70068">p</FONT><FONT COLOR="#AE0061">a</FONT><FONT COLOR="#B5005A">r</FONT><FONT COLOR="#BC0053">e</FONT><FONT COLOR="#C3004C">d</FONT><FONT COLOR="#CA0045">!</FONT><FONT COLOR="#D1003E">!</FONT><FONT COLOR="#D80037">)</FONT><FONT COLOR="#DF0030"> </FONT><FONT COLOR="#E60029">B</FONT><FONT COLOR="#ED0022">a</FONT><FONT COLOR="#F4001B">b</FONT><FONT COLOR="#FB0014">a</FONT></FONT></FONT><br>'97 Z3 2.8, <FONT COLOR=#C0C0C0>Arctic Silver</FONT>, Black x3, 17’s, CD, <I><FONT COLOR=#0000FF>H</FONT><FONT COLOR=#4C004C>M</FONT><FONT COLOR=#FF0000>S</FONT></I> ‘bar and Windscreen, Modified Mike K. Exhaust System: Borla Turbo Muffler & Inter-Cooled Tips, <FONT COLOR=#144C14>DINAN stuff</FONT>, V-1, K&S "Z"ube®™, etc. Powered by SHINER’S</FONT> </B><p>

the baba
03-22-1998, 03:31 PM
<i>: : There's a 6" deep, roughly triangular, black plastic compartment in the floor at the rear drivers' side of my 1.9l Z3. That is, it starts at carpet floor level, and goes down from there. It looks like something is meant to go in there, but I've no idea what. <p>: : Anyone know the answer?<p>: : Thanks,<br>: : Greg in Sydney<p><br>: ......window cleaner, detail spray, and rags in there! Scooped-out area on other side carries a bottle of <B>Castrol 20/50 wt.</B>, paper towels and a paper funnel, all in a plastic Zip-Lock bag. The area at the rear, w/ the rubber bungees, was designed for a non-existant <B>Warning-Triangle</B>! I have found that it works perfect for a "Macheté" in a canvas scabbard, I never leave home w/o it!!!!! I also carry a First-Aid kit, "California Car Duster", Windshield screen, fire extinguisher, warning-triangle (the one I bought from <B>BMW</B> that doesn't fit!) Exide booster cables, a tool roll w/ <B>Real Tools</B>, rags & cleaning towels, and the car cover (if goin' on a over-niter). Still have plenty of room for a small ice-chest and overnight bag! I have the <B>Z3 Trunk-Organizer</B> and it's packed full of stuff too! Who says there ain't no room in a <B>Z3</B>?<p>: <br>: <B><FONT FACE="Comic Sans MS"><FONT SIZE="4"><FONT COLOR="#5A00B5">t</FONT><FONT COLOR="#6100AE">h</FONT><FONT COLOR="#6800A7">e</FONT><FONT COLOR="#6F00A0"> </FONT><FONT COLOR="#760099">(</FONT><FONT COLOR="#7D0092">B</FONT><FONT COLOR="#84008B">e</FONT><FONT COLOR="#8B0084"> </FONT><FONT COLOR="#92007D">P</FONT><FONT COLOR="#990076">r</FONT><FONT COLOR="#A0006F">e</FONT><FONT COLOR="#A70068">p</FONT><FONT COLOR="#AE0061">a</FONT><FONT COLOR="#B5005A">r</FONT><FONT COLOR="#BC0053">e</FONT><FONT COLOR="#C3004C">d</FONT><FONT COLOR="#CA0045">!</FONT><FONT COLOR="#D1003E">!</FONT><FONT COLOR="#D80037">)</FONT><FONT COLOR="#DF0030"> </FONT><FONT COLOR="#E60029">B</FONT><FONT COLOR="#ED0022">a</FONT><FONT COLOR="#F4001B">b</FONT><FONT COLOR="#FB0014">a</FONT></FONT></FONT><br>: '97 Z3 2.8, <FONT COLOR=#C0C0C0>Arctic Silver</FONT>, Black x3, 17’s, CD, <I><FONT COLOR=#0000FF>H</FONT><FONT COLOR=#4C004C>M</FONT><FONT COLOR=#FF0000>S</FONT></I> ‘bar and Windscreen, Modified Mike K. Exhaust System: Borla Turbo Muffler & Inter-Cooled Tips, <FONT COLOR=#144C14>DINAN stuff</FONT>, V-1, K&S "Z"ube®™, etc. Powered by SHINER’S</FONT> </B><p></i>

Andrew - Sydney, Australia
03-22-1998, 08:03 PM
<i>: There's a 6" deep, roughly triangular, black plastic compartment in the floor at the rear drivers' side of my 1.9l Z3. That is, it starts at carpet floor level, and goes down from there. It looks like something is meant to go in there, but I've no idea what. <p>: Anyone know the answer?<p>: Thanks,<br>: Greg in Sydney<p>Have you gone through the exercise of getting the spare tyre out?<br>That 'storage space' is really a cover for one of the nuts that holds the spare in place. If you can find a storage use for it - bonus. I keep a bottle of window cleaner and a couple of rags in there.<p>Cheers,<br>Andrew<br>Red/black 1.9<br></i>

Greg in Sydney
03-23-1998, 01:07 AM
<i>Looks like the space a free first aid kit or tools might've been supposed to go.<br></i>

Peter Andrews
03-23-1998, 07:47 AM
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