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by estocks
Fri 04 Jun, 2010 23:19
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Carwash, Soft Top?
Replies: 49
Views: 2856

Yep, that's the last post I'll make here. Of the four or five automotive forums I post on daily, Z3 drivers are, on the whole, the most unreceptive to a little sarcasm and I've had my fill of humourless indignance.
by estocks
Fri 04 Jun, 2010 19:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted Becker headunit
Replies: 15
Views: 785

imolasport wrote:
rang them today none in and cant get anymore :cry:
Maybe it's going to be replaced? It is a few years old now.
by estocks
Fri 04 Jun, 2010 17:52
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Carwash, Soft Top?
Replies: 49
Views: 2856

Daz2626 wrote:Might aswell clean it with a wire brush as use a car wash :shake:
Women. Lazy.



:twisted:
by estocks
Fri 04 Jun, 2010 17:52
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Sticky Steering
Replies: 12
Views: 4412

Possibly a wearing slipring?
by estocks
Thu 03 Jun, 2010 20:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tracker
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Pm sent
by estocks
Thu 03 Jun, 2010 19:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: air box
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Search for fogged airbox to find the DIY.
by estocks
Thu 03 Jun, 2010 13:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: electric hood failure
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Microswitch is usually the first thing to go, which cuts the power. It's above the passenger window in the hood frame. Check at the hood motor for power being applied when an assistant is holding the button and the footbrake.
by estocks
Thu 03 Jun, 2010 08:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: speedster top
Replies: 9
Views: 549

I think they look terrible, sorry. :?
by estocks
Thu 03 Jun, 2010 08:54
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Becker cascade 7944
Replies: 6
Views: 1472

Seach for speakeramp too. It will continue to work with the Becker, but be advised that it is there.
by estocks
Wed 02 Jun, 2010 18:48
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Z3 purchased recently - advice needed
Replies: 9
Views: 1160

Interesting to see Estocks advocating a strut brace to cure tramlining. My V reg 2 litre tramlined like crazy when I bought it but I knew it needed tyres. One set of tyres and new (standard) rear swing arm bushes later and all trace of tramlining was gone. However the car does not feel as 'planted'...
by estocks
Wed 02 Jun, 2010 07:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Bargain Estoril Hardtop £350 eBay
Replies: 10
Views: 690

OXO wrote:Is that bit about the fitting kit cost £250 true?
Yep.
by estocks
Tue 01 Jun, 2010 22:04
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Just bought my first z3! Let the good times role...
Replies: 13
Views: 1116

Bargain. :)
by estocks
Tue 01 Jun, 2010 17:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: electric hood frame broken
Replies: 28
Views: 2537

Just to give you an update on my roof saga...phoned BM and I could only get an entire new hood from them which is £1600 + vat and fitting! So I have phoned a local body shop to see if they can weld the broken piece back together, they need to see it so I'm taking it there tomorrow. Hopefully they c...
by estocks
Tue 01 Jun, 2010 16:39
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Z3 purchased recently - advice needed
Replies: 9
Views: 1160

Re: Z3 purchased recently - advice needed

zeup wrote:tends to tram line and a little unnerved on bends with poor surface. Is this normal.
Yes. Strut brace will sort that. Etech (~£115), StrongStrut (~£300), Cosmo (~£115) are all tried and tested.
by estocks
Mon 31 May, 2010 19:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: electric hood frame broken
Replies: 28
Views: 2537

The hood is in no way related to the stereo, and is not nessasdary to disconnect the hood, even when fitting a large multi-speaker system. I suggest you get them to talk you through why it was nessesary to disconnect it. Their explaination will be vague, and continue to push to find out that they ac...
by estocks
Fri 28 May, 2010 10:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: [FS on Ebay]: new Z3 M side mirrors RHD 1,-€
Replies: 11
Views: 568

OXO wrote:If you don't change it for international bidders, Ebay won't let us bid.
It also won't appear in our search results.
by estocks
Fri 28 May, 2010 09:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Roll bar conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 360

IIRC one member recently waited ~2 years for a cream set to become available used.
by estocks
Fri 28 May, 2010 08:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Erratic Revs
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Clean the ICV, change the Cam Position sensor.
by estocks
Fri 28 May, 2010 07:44
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Z8 for zed gathering
Replies: 22
Views: 10150

Or indeed how it all happened 4 years ago.
by estocks
Thu 27 May, 2010 16:26
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: I've converted my brother to the Z3 fold ;-)
Replies: 11
Views: 840

YELLOW!

I like the black trimmings 8-)
by estocks
Thu 27 May, 2010 13:56
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Remote Central Locking
Replies: 5
Views: 1027

With INPAyou can query the alarm system for errors, identify the active key number, check its serial number, query the hex mileage data stored on it, with NCS expert you can change the car key memory settings...
by estocks
Thu 27 May, 2010 10:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: material of convertible top
Replies: 20
Views: 2255

Fabric.
by estocks
Wed 26 May, 2010 21:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear knob loose
Replies: 5
Views: 442

The gear knob is a friction fit. Perhaps you are not clicking it back into place fully or it is worn and needs replacing. Consider a Storm Motorwerkz.
by estocks
Wed 26 May, 2010 20:42
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Blue Z3 X32...
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Blue Z3 X32...

Top down in a flash downpour, two up leaving Bristol on the M5 at speed!
by estocks
Wed 26 May, 2010 13:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: where is the alarm backup batteries?
Replies: 4
Views: 464

OXO wrote:You just wonder about a new poster if they are trying to work out how to nick a Z3 :?
They'll do the same as every other car with a 128bit encypted immobiliser transponder key, and break into your house for the keys.
by estocks
Wed 26 May, 2010 12:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spare key
Replies: 23
Views: 1870

It is possible just to change the caseworks, if yours are tatty.
by estocks
Wed 26 May, 2010 11:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spare key
Replies: 23
Views: 1870

Approx £150 all in if memory serves.
by estocks
Wed 26 May, 2010 10:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tonneau clips
Replies: 15
Views: 1113

I think the tenax clips got 1/2 inch longer towards the end of the vehicle's production run becasue the tonneau was so tricky to fit.
by estocks
Tue 25 May, 2010 22:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Turtle Wax Soft Top Cleaner/Proofer and Blanket
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Roof cleaner is just washing powder and water. After all, it's just a sheet of cloth like any other.

The protector on the other hand I found the turtle wax one washed away in the rain far quicker than Renovo.
by estocks
Tue 25 May, 2010 18:29
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Very lucky escape
Replies: 8
Views: 1020

Slightly off topic, did anyone hear the story of the man who died and owned a Z3 and had a life size stone replica made for his gravestone? I forget who it was that told me or where it was, but if its true then its quite snazzy! Here http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/05/05/article-1273067-097107D...
by estocks
Tue 25 May, 2010 08:23
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Fyi
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Price: 115,00 GBP incl. 19% VAT
19%? :shrug
by estocks
Tue 25 May, 2010 07:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: where is the alarm backup batteries?
Replies: 4
Views: 464

I think the battery is inside the auxilliary mini-siren. I don't know where that is located.
by estocks
Sun 23 May, 2010 17:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Renovo products
Replies: 11
Views: 1553

I can assure you that estocks signature statement is not aimed at you,but a genaral comment to anyone looking for information. The answers are usually there if you look. nailto head interface there. Some people are a little too sensitive I guess. In answer to your question I have used Renovo restor...
by estocks
Sun 23 May, 2010 16:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Renovo products
Replies: 11
Views: 1553

Lecture? What lecture? Here are the first four hits mentioning Renovo other than this thread. Renovo for me too. Gave the window a polish a few weeks ago after getting the car and it was amazing the result. Your fold line might be more of a struggle but for scratches its the business!! Renovo rear w...
by estocks
Sun 23 May, 2010 15:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Renovo products
Replies: 11
Views: 1553

I used renovo on my roof. They are excellent. Search to read more posts on their products.
by estocks
Sat 22 May, 2010 13:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Falken 225/45 17 ZE912
Replies: 1
Views: 373

I have the 912's albeit on my barge, not the BMW. Had them or 10k miles, lower noise and hardwearing than the mix of tyres that came off it.
by estocks
Fri 21 May, 2010 19:44
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mad Max's Z3 1.9 - Gone!
Replies: 30
Views: 3476

Sorry to hear the bad news. Hope the insurance coughs up without a quibble.
by estocks
Fri 21 May, 2010 19:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 57
Views: 3045

If you offer them at a fixed price auction, not only are the total fees lower, but you can run the ad for 30 days, and allow 'Best Offers' to be made for consideration. List them for 10% more than you are willing to accept. Add the words Genuine and OEM to your description.
by estocks
Fri 21 May, 2010 11:29
Forum: Performance
Topic: ebay tuning kits
Replies: 8
Views: 947

The first one is really odd. You get power gains by adding a strain on the battery? Not sure how that is going to work! It is not even in the main battery circuit, so what is it doing to the power going into the car? It is sapping off some of the peaks to make them more even possibly. Indeed it doe...
by estocks
Fri 21 May, 2010 11:04
Forum: Performance
Topic: ebay tuning kits
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Yes, BMW spend £50M designing your car only to leave out a 50p resistor that would increase the power by 10%. That resistor will a) Trick you ECU into changing your air/fuel ratio b) Cause the engine to run rich c) Increase fuel consumption d) Foul the spark plugs, leading to early failure and repla...
by estocks
Thu 20 May, 2010 09:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 57
Views: 3045

Those german M-mirrors are dedicated to RHD, this is picture on LHD z3, mirror base don't fit right here :shock: http://www.z3-roadster-forum.de/phpBB2/foto11193.html Looks to me like the body of the car is one smooth shape, and all you see is dirt on the paint from the non-M mirror. http://www.z3-...
by estocks
Tue 18 May, 2010 14:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Faild MOT due to emissions
Replies: 11
Views: 843

Mike wrote:OK, thanks for your input. Can I ask what you might suggest I do?
Wrok through them one at a time, starting with the cheapest.
by estocks
Tue 18 May, 2010 14:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Faild MOT due to emissions
Replies: 11
Views: 843

All of the things you mention can contribute to making your emissions results worse, along with any leaks from the exhaust.
by estocks
Mon 17 May, 2010 22:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 57
Views: 3045

Hi Could you not just swap the glass/motor part over if the passenger side is the drivers side for the UK and vice versa? Not sure if this would be possible? Regards Orinoco Nope. All you would need to do is buy 1 drivers mirror. A slight curve gives you a wider view. It's more distorted and more e...
by estocks
Mon 17 May, 2010 22:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Service Light Reset - Success and Failure - Any ideas?
Replies: 12
Views: 1203

19 is GND no? 7 is reset?
by estocks
Mon 17 May, 2010 19:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Service Light Reset - Success and Failure - Any ideas?
Replies: 12
Views: 1203

Sounds like you are doing the right thing.

Odd how you reset the inspection lamp in 7 seconds.
Grounding pin seven (7) for approximately twelve (12) seconds will do an inspection service reset.
by estocks
Mon 17 May, 2010 19:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Service Light Reset - Success and Failure - Any ideas?
Replies: 12
Views: 1203

I think the fluid light turns off when you reset for <10seconds. Try using a running stopwatch to ensure your timing is correct.
by estocks
Mon 17 May, 2010 18:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Very loud bang - puzzled
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Sounds like it jumped out of gear.
by estocks
Mon 17 May, 2010 18:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 57
Views: 3045

My original concern when reading the OP, prior to etocks post regarding part numbers was that when using Realoem and browsing the mirror part numbers for RHD cars, I received different numbers to those received when browsing LHD cars. This applied to both the mirror base units and glass:- RHD LHD I...
by estocks
Mon 17 May, 2010 17:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS / ASC Lights & Carsoft
Replies: 20
Views: 1238

You are right, COM1 is occupied. Right click the hardware com port and select properties/advanced. Set it to COMSomethingElse.