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by oakley6691
Sat 10 Apr, 2010 22:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replace brake fluid warning.
Replies: 25
Views: 6171

Re: Clock

Mike Fishwick wrote: Sensing moisture in the brake fluid - you must be joking!
No i wasn't joking because when i'm joking i want people to laugh at what i say and it's already been made perfectly clear i was wrong.....so cheers for keeping on :head:
by oakley6691
Sat 10 Apr, 2010 14:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Throttle position sensor location
Replies: 0
Views: 200

Throttle position sensor location

TPS....anyone know where it is on a 2002 2.2 ?

Thought i would ask as i can't see it without stripping some bits of, cheers
by oakley6691
Wed 07 Apr, 2010 21:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replace brake fluid warning.
Replies: 25
Views: 6171

If you know it hasn't been changed for 3 years, what are you waiting for? It's just possible that the warning light "bulb" may have failed....... "What are you waiting for?" :?: :?: :?: Sounds like a teacher telling a pupil of :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Apologies Oakley - no offence intended - another...
by oakley6691
Wed 07 Apr, 2010 19:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replace brake fluid warning.
Replies: 25
Views: 6171

Rob13 wrote:I also want to know how to reset it - cant do it with Carsoft, Draper tool or the sneaky wire shorting trick.....it seems to be dealer only. rrrr

Just text my head mechanic in work and thankfully our new diagnostics/reset tool cover this issue....if my my brake fluid light ever comes on :?
by oakley6691
Wed 07 Apr, 2010 19:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replace brake fluid warning.
Replies: 25
Views: 6171

Titan wrote:If you know it hasn't been changed for 3 years, what are you waiting for?
It's just possible that the warning light "bulb" may have failed.......

"What are you waiting for?" :?: :?: :?:

Sounds like a teacher telling a pupil of :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by oakley6691
Wed 07 Apr, 2010 19:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replace brake fluid warning.
Replies: 25
Views: 6171

Re: Replace brake fluid warning.

Others may be able to confirm, but i'm pretty sure the brake fluid light comes on when the water content in the fluid reaches a certain limit, when you bleed the system through with new brake fluid the light will go out on it's own, easy job with an easy bleeder :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: Absolu...
by oakley6691
Wed 07 Apr, 2010 18:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replace brake fluid warning.
Replies: 25
Views: 6171

Re: Replace brake fluid warning.

The replace brake fluid warning light on my 1998 2.8 Z3 has come on and there are still 3 service lights to go b4 the next service. Is it possible to reset it without resetting the lot, if so how ? I don't want to go to a stealer when my friendly & reliable local garage can change the fluid a lot c...
by oakley6691
Sat 03 Apr, 2010 10:25
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Tyre explosion!
Replies: 20
Views: 1501

I can't see how a tyre at 30 psi could kill someone. Might burst the ear drums but not actually kill. One wonders if the tyre was massively over inflated. I'm merely speculating here about this as a factor, but electric portable tyre inflators with analogue gauges go up to 200psi. If you don't keep...
by oakley6691
Fri 02 Apr, 2010 00:28
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Spotted - a dozen Z4's - but where?
Replies: 29
Views: 1537

Jordan ????
by oakley6691
Fri 02 Apr, 2010 00:16
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Spotted - a dozen Z4's - but where?
Replies: 29
Views: 1537

Syria....i'm struggling now
by oakley6691
Fri 02 Apr, 2010 00:12
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Spotted - a dozen Z4's - but where?
Replies: 29
Views: 1537

Morroco
by oakley6691
Fri 02 Apr, 2010 00:03
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Spotted - a dozen Z4's - but where?
Replies: 29
Views: 1537

Saudi Arabia
by oakley6691
Thu 01 Apr, 2010 23:39
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Spotted - a dozen Z4's - but where?
Replies: 29
Views: 1537

Albania
by oakley6691
Thu 01 Apr, 2010 23:33
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Spotted - a dozen Z4's - but where?
Replies: 29
Views: 1537

I would guess Egypt !!!!
by oakley6691
Thu 01 Apr, 2010 23:01
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Spotted - a dozen Z4's - but where?
Replies: 29
Views: 1537

I'm struggling with the translation ?????

I think it says ......."Cheapest brand new Z4's on the planet" :D
by oakley6691
Thu 01 Apr, 2010 22:53
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Spotted - a dozen Z4's - but where?
Replies: 29
Views: 1537

Some where that speaks Arabic??????
by oakley6691
Mon 15 Mar, 2010 13:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Fault Code Reader
Replies: 7
Views: 412

The only thing with that one it only has the 17 pin connector, i have a complete Snap On system in work and if we use the 17 pin lead it doesn't connect to the complete system, we have to fit an adaptor and use the round connector and then we have full connection to the PCM.
by oakley6691
Mon 15 Mar, 2010 12:44
Forum: Performance
Topic: induction kit, panel filter or just leave standard??
Replies: 26
Views: 4874

yes i have also heared of the problems with the sensors getting covered in the oil from the filter, mine has been on for 3 years with no problems although i don't do much milage. I think most makes of filters are ok, but some people tend to over oil them when they clean them or some filters don't co...
by oakley6691
Mon 15 Mar, 2010 11:19
Forum: Performance
Topic: induction kit, panel filter or just leave standard??
Replies: 26
Views: 4874

I have a panel K&N filter and being honest there is no noticable difference, it may have a slightly louder intake noise and thta's about it, i think if you want to notice more sound and engine response you will have to go for a full induction kit like the simota kit or something similar that a few h...
by oakley6691
Sun 14 Mar, 2010 19:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS/Traction control lights
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Hey All, My ABS light stays on all the time, happened a week after I bought the car (which was about 2 years ago now!) - I've not had the chance to get this checked out by BMW and it's not caused me any issues/problems since. Does anyone know what it might be? Could it be a fault? I love my car.......
by oakley6691
Wed 03 Mar, 2010 19:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New discs and pads
Replies: 16
Views: 912

Did all my calipers in silver when i had the wheels refurbed and new brake pads......


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by oakley6691
Wed 24 Feb, 2010 14:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: number plate bending
Replies: 31
Views: 1840

yalden wrote:I had to refit legal plates and then pay £30 for an MOT station to verify and stamp the notice.
That garage is a bit of a rip of, it take two mins to check and stamp the slip, i run a Ford workshop and i charge £3 if it's a stranger and free for our regulars.
by oakley6691
Wed 24 Feb, 2010 14:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: number plate bending
Replies: 31
Views: 1840

[quote="yalden"]I had to refit legal plates and then pay £30 for an MOT station to verify and stamp the notice.

[quote]

That garage is a bit of a rip of, it take two mins to check and stamp the slip, i run a Ford workshop and i charge £3 if it's a stranger and free for our regulars.
by oakley6691
Tue 23 Feb, 2010 22:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: number plate bending
Replies: 31
Views: 1840

are these not illegal ? do think they look great but cant be doing with being stopped for trivial stuff. i guess if the spacing and lettering looks right then doesnt matter what its made out of, you'll be ok. not exactly leagal but have been followed by a police car twice who didn't bother to stop ...
by oakley6691
Tue 23 Feb, 2010 21:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: number plate bending
Replies: 31
Views: 1840

Hairdryer in the middle of the plate and gently bend over your knee. Just take it easy and it will form the perfect shape This work well if the numbers(sticker) is on the front but if they are stuck on from behind they tend to bubble and you end up with water marks inside the plate which drives me ...
by oakley6691
Mon 22 Feb, 2010 21:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Speaker grill
Replies: 15
Views: 1004

I bought new ones the end of last year and i think they were less than a tenner a side and come complete with the thin plastic trim ready to fit.
by oakley6691
Wed 17 Feb, 2010 19:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Suspension Wanted!!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

well it's arrived and looks a pretty impresive kit.....

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by oakley6691
Sat 13 Feb, 2010 11:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What was I thinking of!!
Replies: 40
Views: 1862

well i've just gone and spent £162 which included discount for the right hand interior handle in leather from the $tealer and the left cost £29 from USA(delivered) Ahh, but the wheel is on the opposite side in the USA so you will end up with two right hand handles. :twisted: :devil: S##t !!! :head:
by oakley6691
Fri 12 Feb, 2010 23:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What was I thinking of!!
Replies: 40
Views: 1862

well i've just gone and spent £162 which included discount for the right hand interior handle in leather from the $tealer and the left cost £29 from USA(delivered)
by oakley6691
Tue 09 Feb, 2010 17:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Rear wheel arch Stoneguards.More coming next week
Replies: 63
Views: 3186

Mine arrived today, they look well made.....cheers


I shall fit them later :)
by oakley6691
Sat 06 Feb, 2010 20:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: No Water from Front Washers
Replies: 15
Views: 617

Titan wrote:
Mr Silver wrote:...and don't forget to add some 'Rainex'. Stops the problem coming back and is a really effective screen clean.
That's a new one on me :idea:
What sort of quantity of rainex:water do you use :?:
http://www.xenondirect.com/product.php? ... googlebase
by oakley6691
Fri 05 Feb, 2010 19:15
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Rear wheel arch Stoneguards.More coming next week
Replies: 63
Views: 3186

just sent pm
by oakley6691
Thu 04 Feb, 2010 22:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: MB Quart Speakers
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: MB Quart Speakers

MB Quart speakers - these are no longer made but are brand new in box and fantastic quality they can be surface or flush mount they come complete with seperate tweeters and crossover units. http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a319/and_some/SDC12185.jpg http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a319/and_some/...
by oakley6691
Tue 02 Feb, 2010 19:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Suspension Wanted!!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

Looks like i'm getting the B C Racing coilover kit as well, they didn't list a set for a 2.2i Sport (m-tech suspension) but i had a reply today:- Hi, No problem, you need the I-10-BR-RA kit. They are £649, UK carriage is £9.20 and prices include vat. Regards, Bren BC Racing UK - Street&Circuit Extre...
by oakley6691
Mon 01 Feb, 2010 19:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Driving to Spain, advice please
Replies: 49
Views: 2792

Driving instead of flying is definitly my favorite option, we drive to the alps once or twice every year for snowboarding trips(never taken the Z3), it's not quite as far as your journey but it's always a good trip and more of a laugh. I think you might want to give yourselves a bit more time to get...
by oakley6691
Thu 28 Jan, 2010 18:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: over heating and major leak
Replies: 16
Views: 793

preston2.8 wrote:
is it a hard job to replace this or is it worth paying for someone to fit it for me?

thanks
I wouldn't attempt this job unless your 100% confident you know what your doing or have someone with you who does, you don't get much room for errors.
by oakley6691
Wed 27 Jan, 2010 17:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Suspension Wanted!!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

100 more for a z3 you could have these. http://www.venommotorsport.com/manufacturer_product.php?manufacturer=FK&category=suspension&product=HighsportCoilovers&make=BMW&model=Z3 i am still tempted to get the ones for the M but was hoping something else might pop up second hand off here. Anyone have ...
by oakley6691
Tue 26 Jan, 2010 14:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Drivers Seat
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Forgive me, but I am going to cite the cure I used in my Triumph Spitfire many years ago: a cushion! I know, embarrassing, isn't it, but I needed a cushion behind my back. It was a lovely satin covered one.... Why don't you get her a cushion, have it covered in fabric to match the car, and have BMW...
by oakley6691
Mon 25 Jan, 2010 12:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: K & N Air filter
Replies: 5
Views: 404

I have the K&N panel filter on mine and had no problems (4 years), but i was told not to over oil it after a clean !!!!
by oakley6691
Sun 24 Jan, 2010 20:54
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Stupid door!!
Replies: 1
Views: 409

I had this problem on mine when i first bought it. I'm sure all i did was remove the plastic bung above the lock mechanism and spray some thin lube inside of the mech and it has been perfect ever since (nearly four years).
by oakley6691
Fri 22 Jan, 2010 19:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Windblocker
Replies: 34
Views: 1675

myredzed wrote:I think I must be one of the few on here that prefer the standard mesh windblocker. I've seen several of the perspex ones and always think that they all look a bit, erm... homemade

:awaits_flak:
Same here, but i try not use at all as the hoops look great !!!!
by oakley6691
Fri 22 Jan, 2010 18:08
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: private plate opinions
Replies: 161
Views: 13403

Bought my plate from the DVLA in 1997 for £399 inc. VAT and transfer M14ROB second name is Morgan), tried to buy a similar plate for my motorbike last year and found M44ROB online and they wanted nearly 3K all in.....no chance!!!!! A couple of months later and still looking I found that same plate o...
by oakley6691
Fri 22 Jan, 2010 17:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Close Shave!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 849

Re: Close Shave!!!

the road she travels on would not be out of place on the Gaza strip, thinking of contacting the council anyone any experience of this?? Regards A lot of my customers have tried their luck with local councils, only a small few have received any money back, but i think it's worth a try, take some qua...
by oakley6691
Fri 22 Jan, 2010 17:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Leather upgrade bits for the Z
Replies: 11
Views: 871

i think your better off getting your m8 to get the one u need, if theres discount going... As ive been keeping on eye for that seller on Ebay and he never has the other side, i've been watching for 2 years! then okay you might have to part with more than you want... but equal it out between the bot...
by oakley6691
Fri 22 Jan, 2010 09:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Leather upgrade bits for the Z
Replies: 11
Views: 871

might bite the bullet and buy from the $tealers if i can't find one. How much does the stealer charge though? Well my mate is the manager for the parts department at Trainer BMW(Swansea) and we have an account with them, he said they retail for an amazing £130 - £140 per side, but will try to sort ...
by oakley6691
Thu 21 Jan, 2010 20:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Leather upgrade bits for the Z
Replies: 11
Views: 871

might bite the bullet and buy from the $tealers if i can't find one.
by oakley6691
Thu 21 Jan, 2010 20:33
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Leather upgrade bits for the Z
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Re: Leather upgrade bits for the Z

Titan wrote:
oakley6691 wrote: I've also bought the leather center console sides from an Ebay seller in America at a very good price (mega bucks at the $tealers),
Spot the difference :?:
The console sides look the same to me....
:devil:
Well spotted but I haven't had those yet :D
by oakley6691
Thu 21 Jan, 2010 19:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Leather upgrade bits for the Z
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Upgrade number one, Storm Motorwerks V1 Gear Knob

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by oakley6691
Wed 20 Jan, 2010 20:58
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Leather upgrade bits for the Z
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Leather upgrade bits for the Z

I'm in the the middle of sorting a few upgrades to my car, so far i've ordered a V1 Storm Motorwerks gear knob, Fitted some German pressed number plates, I've also bought the leather center console sides from an Ebay seller in America at a very good price (mega bucks at the $tealers), but my problem...
by oakley6691
Mon 18 Jan, 2010 14:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear Screen RIP!
Replies: 39
Views: 2828

i don't think the roof on mine has been up for nearly a year, so i think i'll wait until summer so it warms the screen up before i attempt it.