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by M3BMC
Sat 27 Sep, 2014 10:10
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Engine oil sensor flashing £180!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1633

Re: Engine oil sensor flashing £180!!

Thanks for all the help, especially bladerunner and brian4 for the realoem advice and part numbers.
by M3BMC
Fri 26 Sep, 2014 12:26
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M Roadster S50 1999 54000 miles. Should I use it all year?
Replies: 9
Views: 1436

Re: Z3M Roadster S50 1999 54000 miles. Should I use it all y

My hard top goes on over the winter and I have some snow tyre chain cover things just in case It gets snowy but mine is definitely an all year rounder. I did have a bit of rust come through on the front "wing" which I felt wasn't helped by the salt on roads but with the panels being bolt off I just ...
by M3BMC
Tue 23 Sep, 2014 20:20
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Engine oil sensor flashing £180!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1633

Engine oil sensor flashing £180!!

When i start the ignition on my M Roadster the RED oil level light flashes 9 times then goes out. Having checked the oil level with the dipstick I thought I would replace the sensor when I have an oil change. Popped into BMW and they quoted me £180 for the part but refused to let me have the part nu...
by M3BMC
Tue 29 Jul, 2014 21:59
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: M6 Thelwall heading north
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: M6 Thelwall heading north

It was tags, well spotted johnz3!!
by M3BMC
Mon 28 Jul, 2014 20:28
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: M6 Thelwall heading north
Replies: 5
Views: 704

M6 Thelwall heading north

Estoril M gave me a wave this morning whilst "making progress" up the M6. I think the reg was P14 YAT but i was too shocked to do anything other than hang my gob open. I was in my Estoril M and I thought my rear view mirror was faulty when it appeared. So a belated Hi, if you are on here!!!
by M3BMC
Thu 04 Jul, 2013 22:39
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Tesla spotted
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: Tesla spotted

It was a blue one Steve but it would need a long extension lead to reach Blackpool
by M3BMC
Thu 04 Jul, 2013 09:25
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Tesla spotted
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Tesla spotted

I noticed an elise today going over the Warburton 12p toll bridge near Lymm, Cheshire and having pulled up behind it noticed that it had some funny letters on the back. Tesla it said. I hadn't heard of this so looked it up and promptly fell off my chair when I saw the price of them. Good job I didn'...
by M3BMC
Sat 22 Jun, 2013 19:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3, Z3M & Z3 Coupe Seat bushes for SALE !!!
Replies: 159
Views: 33063

Re: Z3, Z3M & Z3 Coupe Seat bushes for SALE !!!

Ah yes, thanks for that Robert. I reconnected the wiring and moved the seat so I could access the big bolt. Half done the job now so quite pleased but the electric seat isn't working so I can't tighten the rear seat bolts to the floor so another trawl through the forum ensues. The untouched passenge...
by M3BMC
Sat 22 Jun, 2013 17:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3, Z3M & Z3 Coupe Seat bushes for SALE !!!
Replies: 159
Views: 33063

Struggling with seat rails

http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv254/bigmadcol/personal/rail_zps47e15a35.jpg I thought I would replace my seat bushes today. Easy I thought having read all the posts here but I am having a problem. I have the seat out and have removed the 2x T25 bolts from the runners and am stuck on removing t...
by M3BMC
Fri 24 May, 2013 11:42
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: 6 day detail (STARTING 20th May 2013).
Replies: 25
Views: 2245

Re: 6 day detail (STARTING 20th May 2013).

An loving the finish of snoops car. I washed & clayed mine this week. I gave it a quick polish and wax but having seen snoops photos feel that more effort is required. Can I just polish on top of my quick waxing or does this need to be removed before I get to work polishing? I don't usually bother w...
by M3BMC
Sat 18 May, 2013 20:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rear window fix
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: rear window fix

:o wow i want to see the pics, then I might show you my rear window repair job
by M3BMC
Sat 18 May, 2013 18:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another alarming issue
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Another alarming issue

Tilt sensor is out and i can hear water sloshing inside it! Will see if it dries out in the airing cupboard. Drain plug pushed out and i am now rid of water. Thanks for your help Brian.
by M3BMC
Sat 18 May, 2013 17:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another alarming issue
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Another alarming issue

Thanks Brian, I will have a look for the drain hole. It was a bit dark and wet down there. Is the drain grommet removed from inside the boot rather than underneath the car.
by M3BMC
Sat 18 May, 2013 16:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another alarming issue
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Another alarming issue

Going to work the other morning unlocking the car caused the alarm to go off. There was no stopping it. Locking/unlocking, unlocking with key, key in ignition, starting engine, i was trying everything. Drove it down the road with alarm going until it eventually decided to calm down. Stopped for fuel...
by M3BMC
Fri 17 May, 2013 22:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm going off when driving
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: Alarm going off when driving

Hi Alan, did you sort this issue out as I have similar problem at the moment and suspect the tilt switch due to water ingress. Cheers col
by M3BMC
Sat 11 May, 2013 22:26
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Another happy Z3M owner!
Replies: 31
Views: 1330

Re: Another happy Z3M owner!

Hi Batchem1
I toured Europe 10 years ago in mine and was away for 8 weeks. Managed 17 countries and ended up in Africa. Every inch of space was used and we only had the roof up once as it was a glorious spell. Have fun, you have made me think of all the happy memories.
Col
by M3BMC
Wed 17 Apr, 2013 17:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 rear springs
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: z3 rear springs

I recently changed the rear springs on my M roadster. I managed to get them out without undoing the anti roll bar but that was only because the springs had snapped. Had no chance in fitting the new ones without undoing the anti roll bar. With that undone it was dead easy to get new springs in. Chang...
by M3BMC
Fri 22 Feb, 2013 09:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel finishes - shadow chrome v chromeline
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Wheel finishes - shadow chrome v chromeline

http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv254/bigmadcol/motoring/photowheels_zps84233eb3.jpg Can anyone tell me if these 2 wheel finishes are the same? The one on the left is new and appears shinier than the one on the right which is 14 years old. I don't know if it is shinier because it is new and hasn...
by M3BMC
Mon 11 Feb, 2013 10:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: changing rear springs
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: changing rear springs

Checked with Eibach and they don't do a set of pro springs for the Z3M. They used to do a set but they are discontinued. As the engine is heavier i don't want to fit 3.0 springs. Surprised this isn't a widely talked about issue as everyone seems to say fit eibachs!!! Have ordered a set of H&R instead.
by M3BMC
Sun 10 Feb, 2013 11:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: changing rear springs
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: changing rear springs

Thanks all. I couldn't find a part no from eibach either but demontweeks told me that was the correct set. They obviously aren't right. Will have to get on to eibach in the morning. Needed them for mot so will have to get it tested on these big springs then sort it out!
by M3BMC
Sun 10 Feb, 2013 00:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: changing rear springs
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: changing rear springs

Ahhhh Thats much better, undid the anti roll bar and they came straight out. Thanks Zedonist and Deano. I should be really pleased now but having finished the job I find that the ride height has increased 5cm from before. The eibachs are E2059-140 and they replaced the standard BMW ones. I wasn't ex...
by M3BMC
Sat 09 Feb, 2013 21:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: changing rear springs
Replies: 10
Views: 374

changing rear springs

I have just tried to replace my snapped rear springs on my m roadster with eibachs. Having jacked up rear, I removed wheel and 18mm bolt from shock. I struggled to get broken spring out but when i released the handbrake it made things easier! Having got the broken spring out there was no way i could...
by M3BMC
Thu 13 Dec, 2012 17:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How much do you like your Z3
Replies: 93
Views: 37787

Re: How much do you like your Z3

I got my M roadster nearly 10 years ago having lusted after one for several years beforehand. I took the plunge in 2003 and once purchased immediately took off on a road trip around Europe and into Africa. Was on the road for 2 months, visited 17 countires and covered 10,000 miles. The car was brill...
by M3BMC
Sat 24 Nov, 2012 22:49
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Z3 m coupe in lymm
Replies: 0
Views: 270

Z3 m coupe in lymm

Spotted in Warburton was an estoril blue z3 m coupe heading towards 12p toll bridge, got a wave. :wave which was nice! Not seen this car in the area before and was slightly shocked when I saw a mirror image coming towards me. I was in my estoril blue z3 m roadster :drive
by M3BMC
Tue 13 Nov, 2012 16:30
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M breaking on ebay - not mine
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: Z3M breaking on ebay - not mine

It had accident damage front and side so presumably worth more in bits and pieces
by M3BMC
Tue 13 Nov, 2012 15:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M breaking on ebay - not mine
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: Z3M breaking on ebay - not mine

I have just come back from these chaps in Cannock with a few goodies. Front wing for me and some side vents for another forum member. They are a very professional business and gave great friendly service. Prices were not unreasonable - lets face it, they are a business so not in it to give stuff awa...
by M3BMC
Fri 09 Nov, 2012 10:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: for sale zm parts and 2.8 breaking
Replies: 22
Views: 1129

Re: for sale zm parts and 2.8 breaking

I would love a new blue hood PM sent
by M3BMC
Wed 29 Aug, 2012 17:30
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rear Springs
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Rear Springs

Both my rear springs need replacing on my Z3 M Roadster. Now I know they are prone to failure and a lot of you recommend Eibachs but I wondered if anyone has experience of other brands such as Pi, ventura, apex, spax etc etc. I am considering them or the OEM BMW ones on price grounds as there is oth...
by M3BMC
Wed 11 Jul, 2012 22:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale Z3///M Simota Carbon Fibre Intake System
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: For Sale Z3///M Simota Carbon Fibre Intake System

This is now fitted and is sounding brill. For anyone considering buying one I would recommend it and wish I had got one a long time ago. Ta for the help ade.
by M3BMC
Tue 01 Nov, 2011 16:08
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Centre console mystery bulb
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Ah that makes sense, as that does have some protrusions at the back that could possibly secure the bulb. I completely overlooked the ciggy lighter being a non smoker. Thanks v much
by M3BMC
Tue 01 Nov, 2011 15:19
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Centre console mystery bulb
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Centre console mystery bulb

Fixing a few niggling faults I discovered a stray bit of wiring with a nice bright bulb on the end. I thought i had knocked it out of place when changing my clock recently. I presumed that it illuminated the air con switch but having removed the switch i see that all the switches are complete units ...
by M3BMC
Sat 01 Oct, 2011 19:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Illuminated gear knob
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Illuminated gear knob

My gear knob was looking rather worse for wear so for a paltry £36 i secured a new one on ebay. It said connector plug was attached but when i got it it had 2 bare wires.<a href="http://s689.photobucket.com/albums/vv254/bigmadcol/Personal/?action=view¤t=DSC02003.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http:/...
by M3BMC
Wed 07 Sep, 2011 19:35
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Getting a soft top back to black
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Milton tablets work well. Do a google search and there are lots of "lesser car" forums that report good results. I did mine a few months back and it seems to stop the green mould coming back.
by M3BMC
Tue 06 Sep, 2011 21:05
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Chrome door handle covers
Replies: 11
Views: 1585

Part numbers are

Chrome cover with keyhole cut out
Left 51218399239
Right 51218399240

Left with no keyhole cut out 51218400395

Just saw my invoice read £15.25 each + vat so actually just over £18 for each cover
by M3BMC
Tue 06 Sep, 2011 18:29
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Chrome door handle covers
Replies: 11
Views: 1585

The outers are genuine OEM from BMW and were approx £15 each. They come supplied with a new rubber gasket which is the main part that deteriorates and can look awful when worn. The inners were £12 for the pair from ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220840689116?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1...
by M3BMC
Tue 06 Sep, 2011 16:32
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Chrome door handle covers
Replies: 11
Views: 1585

Chrome door handle covers

Swallowed hard and got my outer covers from the $tealer. I put them on and went around for a while with the black inner but have just fixed on the stick on chrome inners. Don't think it looks too bad! Before <a href="http://s689.photobucket.com/albums/vv254/bigmadcol/Personal/?action=view¤t=04...
by M3BMC
Mon 05 Sep, 2011 14:45
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: BMW M Animated cursor
Replies: 0
Views: 453

BMW M Animated cursor

Hi, I downloaded these animated cursors ages ago from http://www.tucows.com/preview/17266 They can be used to replace the standard windows cursors by putting them into the C:windows>cursors folder then going to control panel and mouse pointers and browsing for them in the folder you have just put th...
by M3BMC
Mon 22 Aug, 2011 11:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 ashtray lightbulb?
Replies: 31
Views: 2419

ashtray bulb

I had my heater unit out at the weekend and found that a bulb had blown. I used the one from the ashtray as a replacement which also blew. A visit to the dealer left me £7.40 poorer and that was for just one bulb. The dealer couldn't afford to stock any more and the second is on order at another £7....
by M3BMC
Wed 15 Jun, 2011 11:32
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Another one bites the dust.
Replies: 18
Views: 1385

How many left

Not seen this site before
http://howmanyleft.co.uk
Sorry if its been posted already, thought it may be of interest to some!
by M3BMC
Thu 09 Jun, 2011 17:03
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Ram 23m
Replies: 0
Views: 268

Ram 23m

Saw this near Ikea in Warrington yesterday.
It still had a hard top on and the car looked great in red but not an M red colour and didn't look like an M. I was in a white van so no waving
by M3BMC
Tue 07 Jun, 2011 17:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Central Locking Door Actuator.
Replies: 1
Views: 290

central door locking actuator

I would also echo thanks to Stu http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17528&highlight=door+lock+actuator and myredzed http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11887&highlight=door+lock+actuator These write ups are fantastic for a novice like me. I managed to change my door lock actuat...
by M3BMC
Sun 06 Feb, 2011 16:02
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Spotted M3 on reg
Replies: 1
Views: 554

Oh, hi that'll be me. I live in Lymm and the work run is only a short one to Warrington.
by M3BMC
Tue 23 Nov, 2010 11:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 1.9 rear screen unzipped
Replies: 3
Views: 364

I used a needle and thread when i replaced my screen to sew the two halves and stop the zip sliding off the end.
by M3BMC
Tue 16 Nov, 2010 07:49
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Analogue clock losing time
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Analogue clock losing time

Hi all, My M Roadster's analogue clock is losing time at a great rate. Lost 2 hours in 12 hours last night. Has anyone else experienced this problem?
by M3BMC
Tue 16 Nov, 2010 07:46
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Independent garage in Liverpool \ Manchester area
Replies: 13
Views: 996

I would recommend David Paul in Warrington. Reasonable prices and very helpful.
by M3BMC
Tue 16 Nov, 2010 07:46
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Independent garage in Liverpool \ Manchester area
Replies: 13
Views: 996

I would recommend David Paul in Warrington. Reasonable prices and very helpful.
by M3BMC
Wed 03 Nov, 2010 15:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Hardtop fitted
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Hardtop fitted

Just put the hard top back on and found that one of the securing torx bolts had fallen out of its position at the top of the windscreen. This meant that I had a lot of windnoise and rattling over bumps together with water leaking in. A trip to the dealers solved the problem for just £5.49. Is this t...
by M3BMC
Sat 13 Feb, 2010 13:19
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Estoril ///M roadster with Hardtop - Liverpool
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Spotted in Liverpool

Ahh, that'll be me. I was trying to get to the HM Revenue before they shut at 5pm. Didn't make it til quarter past so that'll be a £100 penalty. Ho hum.
by M3BMC
Fri 10 Apr, 2009 05:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Low mileage Silver 2.8 Z3 on ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Z3M coupe at Hexagon of Highgate

There is a bread van on their website priced at £23,995 !!!!!!
Have these become highly collectable? I nearly fell off my seat
by M3BMC
Sun 18 May, 2008 16:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear screen seam. Help please.
Replies: 12
Views: 1188

rear screen replaced

I finally got round to changing my ripped and fogged rear window having had the replacement window lying around for about 3 years. The BMW dealer didn't want to know so having read and re-read all the horror stories braced myself for a challenge. Removing the old one was easy but getting the new one...