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by Dave L2
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 20:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218410

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

4 new boots, apparently when you have tyres for 10 years and the tread is down to 2.5mm it means you've had your money's worth :lol

£450, fitted with full alignment :(
by Dave L2
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 20:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Head light switch fault
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Head light switch fault

When I stripped that dash out of mine to have the leather repaired, I found a fine white powder :shock: inside the dash below the headlight switch. I suspect this was the Bakelite in the switch breaking down. I also ended up replacing the switch. I did try disassembling it, but I just made things wo...
by Dave L2
Thu 20 Jul, 2017 12:36
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: Photobucket pull third party hosting
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Photobucket pull third party hosting

I've been using OneDrive ever since I found out photobucket offer your photos for sale.
by Dave L2
Thu 20 Jul, 2017 12:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: OEM Hard top hoist
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Re: OEM Hard top hoist

My install guide from the knowledgebase has lots of piccys

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=29951
by Dave L2
Wed 14 Jun, 2017 16:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Windscreen Replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 2830

Re: Windscreen Replacement

Isn't it nice when your old threads come back to haunt you :)
by Dave L2
Mon 08 Aug, 2016 11:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone use a wind blocker ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2638

Re: Anyone use a wind blocker ?

I also use the OEM mesh type, absolutely wouldn't be without it.
by Dave L2
Thu 07 Jul, 2016 16:51
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Anybody seen a bra up close?
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

Re: Anybody seen a bra up close?

Bonzo wrote:With a matching suspender belt. :D
Still finding It difficult to get the stockings over my wheels without laddering them :shock:
by Dave L2
Mon 04 Jul, 2016 11:57
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Anybody seen a bra up close?
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

Re: Anybody seen a bra up close?

I like Lacy ones ;)
by Dave L2
Mon 23 May, 2016 11:40
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Grey Z4 M4***Y
Replies: 0
Views: 341

Grey Z4 M4***Y

Followed you for quite a while Saturday lunchtime down the A1 and then left you just after Colsterworth when we stopped for lunch.
by Dave L2
Mon 23 May, 2016 11:35
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 7846

Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

Those piccys definitely miss the Sienna Red 3.0.

But I am so happy that I had to drop out :)

We went to Northumbria for a week instead :drive
by Dave L2
Mon 07 Mar, 2016 10:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: PAS Leak? :(
Replies: 2
Views: 386

PAS Leak? :(

My Zed is currently SORN for the winter and tucked up in the garage. I needed something out of the garage loft last week and had to move the car. The first thing I noticed was how heavy the PAS was driving out of the garage and sure enough there is a nice little puddle on the garage floor, towards t...
by Dave L2
Fri 27 Nov, 2015 09:23
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 7846

Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

At the moments the only dates I can't do are July 15th - 17th. However, due to personal circumstances I am still only tentative.
by Dave L2
Wed 11 Nov, 2015 20:29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Looking for sponsors please.
Replies: 8
Views: 1539

Re: Looking for sponsors please.

It's been a month since my last update, because I didn't want to come across like I was brow bashing people for money with emotional blackmail, but today is a landmark day in a couple of ways. We had Chemo Clinic this morning to get the results of Claire's latest scans. The Gamma Knife surgery has b...
by Dave L2
Wed 11 Nov, 2015 20:16
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 7846

Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

Another vote for 4 or 5 Days, I'd rather it be more like a holiday than a job ;)
by Dave L2
Tue 03 Nov, 2015 18:37
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 7846

Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

I'm potentially interested, although I don't know if it will be me and Claire or just me as anything might happen between now and then. Also, based on this years event, I'd be wanting to overnight in, at least, a travel lodge. I'm too old to be kipping in the car and there is no way Claire would, ev...
by Dave L2
Mon 02 Nov, 2015 22:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door mirror repair kit fitted successfully.
Replies: 7
Views: 927

Re: Door mirror repair kit fitted successfully.

It's gone back to £94.99 again so maybe they were out of stock and wanted to temporarily discourage new orders.

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by Dave L2
Mon 26 Oct, 2015 22:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are All Hardtops The Same?
Replies: 37
Views: 3649

Re: Are All Hardtops The Same?

Robert T wrote:
Dave L2 wrote:Standing at the front of the car, looking at the fuse box. In the position closest to me and on the right hand side is an orange relay, so I guess that's the one.
Does the HRW still work if you remove it? :wink:

Cheers R.
Dunno, too dark to tell ;)
by Dave L2
Mon 26 Oct, 2015 21:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Easy MOT history check for any car
Replies: 27
Views: 1800

Re: Easy MOT history check for any car

Interesting occurrence in May 2011 test for me. First entry shows the car failed because both headlights were aimed too high, but on the same date I have a pass with no advisories, so it looks like the garage adjusted the lights and didn't bother telling me. Makes you wonder why they didn't just adj...
by Dave L2
Mon 26 Oct, 2015 21:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are All Hardtops The Same?
Replies: 37
Views: 3649

Re: Are All Hardtops The Same?

Two mugs of soup and a cocoa later, my hands have warmed up enough to be able to type again. Not really, weather down south has been pretty nice today Standing at the front of the car, looking at the fuse box. In the position closest to me and on the right hand side is an orange relay, so I guess th...
by Dave L2
Mon 26 Oct, 2015 14:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are All Hardtops The Same?
Replies: 37
Views: 3649

Re: Are All Hardtops The Same?

I think you missed my point, pingu. I am expecting the wiring harness to be setup for a relay, and was surmising that it worked when the switch was fitted because the relay was ALREADY present. I don't have a facelift car that I can inspect to see whether the relay is there or not. If the wiring ha...
by Dave L2
Sun 25 Oct, 2015 00:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are All Hardtops The Same?
Replies: 37
Views: 3649

Re: Are All Hardtops The Same?

You also need to fit an unloader relay on post-facelift cars. The post-facelift switch has a timer in it that cuts the HRW after a period of time, and I suspect that this will make it a low current switch, hence the need for a relay. I never fitted a relay, no-one told me, where the hell does that ...
by Dave L2
Tue 20 Oct, 2015 08:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door mirror repair kit fitted successfully.
Replies: 7
Views: 927

Re: Door mirror repair kit fitted successfully.

You're right those instructions are much better than the ones on the German site. My only concern is that the drivers side mirror for a right hand drive car is £10,094.99 :shock:

http://1drv.ms/1RTy4Yc
by Dave L2
Sun 18 Oct, 2015 18:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door mirror repair kit fitted successfully.
Replies: 7
Views: 927

Re: Door mirror repair kit fitted successfully.

I was emailing Spieglewelt Z3 earlier in the year with a view to getting a full replacement kit from him for both sides. The price he quoted me painted and shipped was €236. Obviously my project got put on hold but I still have it on my to do list, so as and when I get around to it I'll do a KB arti...
by Dave L2
Tue 06 Oct, 2015 17:40
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Looking for sponsors please.
Replies: 8
Views: 1539

Re: Looking for sponsors please.

Another quick update from me. My brother in law has decided he is going to join me in this masochistic venture and between us we have now passed our original fund raising target. Thanks again to everyone who has sponsored us so far you are all very kind.

More updates to follow.

Dave
by Dave L2
Sun 27 Sep, 2015 10:54
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Looking for sponsors please.
Replies: 8
Views: 1539

Re: Looking for sponsors please.

Thanks guys for the good wishes and the sponsorship, you are all incredibly generous.

I'll try to post updates as I go along. there might even be video at the end :shock:
by Dave L2
Sat 26 Sep, 2015 12:07
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Looking for sponsors please.
Replies: 8
Views: 1539

Looking for sponsors please.

Its been a while since I was really active on this forum, but I do lurk when I can to try to keep up with what's going on. A little over a year ago my wife, Claire, was diagnosed with Renal Cell Cancer. She had a kidney removed and we were told, based on scans, that she would be OK. Then in January ...
by Dave L2
Thu 16 Jul, 2015 08:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: braking
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: braking

You might want to start with a wheel balance. I've found shed weights have caused similar symptoms in the past.
by Dave L2
Wed 15 Jul, 2015 11:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door Mirrors
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: Door Mirrors

I'm going for the full replacement, on both sides, from http://www.spiegel-z3.de/index.html bolts, clips, tubes springs and all. He doesn't carry my colour in stock so it'll be a week or so until I get all the bits.

Knowledge Base write up to follow :)
by Dave L2
Tue 14 Jul, 2015 12:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3520

Re: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?

Other - RED
by Dave L2
Tue 14 Jul, 2015 12:09
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Recommend a body shop is Essex
Replies: 2
Views: 945

Re: Recommend a body shop is Essex

I've been using CARS http://www.chelmsfordaccidentrepairspecialists.co.uk/ for years, Danny and the guys always do amazing work.
by Dave L2
Tue 14 Jul, 2015 12:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: AC Schnitzer wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Wanted: AC Schnitzer wheels

Sounds like the perfect excuse for a holiday to me :)
by Dave L2
Tue 11 Nov, 2014 08:07
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: BMW Value Line
Replies: 7
Views: 1858

Re: BMW Value Line

Are these identical quality parts or are the Value Line items like Asda "Nice Price" ?
by Dave L2
Thu 02 Oct, 2014 21:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Buzz topz any opinions?
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Re: Buzz topz any opinions?

Hi, The Buzztop cover has been 'discussed to death' in previous posts, if you do a search on this site for the thread you can read and arrive at your own conclusion. I had a friend who bought one and it faded terribly and left black marks on the paintwork, admittedly they left it on unused for a le...
by Dave L2
Sat 16 Aug, 2014 10:40
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Tatton park
Replies: 12
Views: 1363

Re: Tatton park

Come on she's 14 years old now does that not qualify me for a classic show.

Besides, we'd always come and see your for cake Rob :wink:
by Dave L2
Sat 16 Aug, 2014 10:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ageing Buzz Topz
Replies: 11
Views: 891

Re: Ageing Buzz Topz

Thanks for the link, ordered! :cheers
by Dave L2
Sun 10 Aug, 2014 16:37
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Tatton park
Replies: 12
Views: 1363

Re: Tatton park

Damn, wish I'd know, we'd have come up for this again [DISAPPOINTED FACE]
by Dave L2
Mon 07 Jul, 2014 08:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wind deflectors
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Wind deflectors

You should bear in mind that for the deflector to work effectively you will need to keep the windows up. Many people fit them, drive with the windows down and claim the deflector makes no difference and was a waste of money.
by Dave L2
Thu 01 May, 2014 10:58
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: MIDWEEK HUMOUR....
Replies: 16
Views: 1031

Re: MIDWEEK HUMOUR....

Southernboy wrote:.... yeah...It's called the "kiss of life" I think... never been on the course... and not likely to either.... :D
Why not? you could play the survivor :D
by Dave L2
Mon 28 Apr, 2014 13:54
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: English Whisky Run
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: English Whisky Run

indizee, if nothing else you managed to keep the thread alive, I was about to remove it due to lack of interest. Good luck with the house move, I'll keep the thread open for another week to see if anyone else is interested and if not I'll think of something else. Phil, thanks for the info, I haven't...
by Dave L2
Wed 23 Apr, 2014 09:43
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: English Whisky Run
Replies: 4
Views: 598

English Whisky Run

With the Silverstone Classic over the last couple of years and Rob T being busy running things, Tatton Park has dropped off the radar a bit and I haven't put a run together for a while. So I though I'd try something closer to home and see who fancied it. The plan is to start at or around Birchanger ...
by Dave L2
Wed 05 Mar, 2014 10:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat belts
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Seat belts

'hmmmmm trim removal !!!

After last year's dash removal this sounds like my summer holiday for this year :rtm: :bounce:
by Dave L2
Thu 13 Feb, 2014 22:44
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Aerodynamic Z3 Side Grilles Gills
Replies: 14
Views: 1681

Re: Aerodynamic Z3 Side Grilles Gills

I've always liked these but not enough to pay £160 for them, however if you get really desperate to sell, can't sell them anywhere else and the price drops to £50 drop me a PM.

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by Dave L2
Sat 25 Jan, 2014 16:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop Wiring Loom
Replies: 18
Views: 519

Re: Hardtop Wiring Loom

You should be able to get the switch from a BMW dealer, that's where I got mine.
by Dave L2
Fri 17 Jan, 2014 16:16
Forum: Computer help
Topic: Create windows 7 recovery disc from PC running Vista
Replies: 3
Views: 1431

Re: Create windows 7 recovery disc from PC running Vista

You can use any PC to create a disc as per the link as all you are doing is downloading and burning an iso file. Before you do, check the reinstall instructions for the laptop and use that rather than reinstalling using the link above. If you don't have the instructions for the laptop search online ...
by Dave L2
Wed 15 Jan, 2014 11:29
Forum: Computer help
Topic: Create windows 7 recovery disc from PC running Vista
Replies: 3
Views: 1431

Re: Create windows 7 recovery disc from PC running Vista

You can't create a Windows 7 Recovery Disc from Windows Vista. If you initially installed Windows 7 from a DVD then you can use that to access the Recovery Console or you can use it to do a Repair Install, which won't delete all your data. If the machine came pre-installed then you will need to foll...
by Dave L2
Wed 01 Jan, 2014 17:42
Forum: Performance
Topic: STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS NEEDED.
Replies: 11
Views: 1910

Re: STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS NEEDED.

That'll teach me to read every post in a thread.

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by Dave L2
Wed 01 Jan, 2014 15:10
Forum: Performance
Topic: STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS NEEDED.
Replies: 11
Views: 1910

Re: STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS NEEDED.

No probs. Do you want the pre 9/98 info just for completeness?

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by Dave L2
Wed 01 Jan, 2014 11:45
Forum: Performance
Topic: STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS NEEDED.
Replies: 11
Views: 1910

Re: STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS NEEDED.

This is all from Bentley's and is completely at your own risk, I haven't tried this I'm just copying it from the manual. But it does appear that you need the coding plug from the old cluster to sort this out legitimately. Coding plug, removing and installing The coding plug stores one of two records...
by Dave L2
Sun 22 Dec, 2013 18:55
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Milestone today
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: Milestone today

Mine's coming up, maybe we could have t-shirts printed :wink:
by Dave L2
Sun 22 Dec, 2013 18:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 tonneau?
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Z3 tonneau?

More likely to be off a 3 series.