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by maxman
Thu 09 Jun, 2011 22:39
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: New member saying Hi
Replies: 22
Views: 1985

I would put getting rid of the run flat tyres top of jobs to do,next clean roof drain holes before the roof moter gets drowned.
I have a 3.0 in the same colour.It has a nice change of colour when the sun is on it.
by maxman
Mon 30 May, 2011 20:40
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Looking to swap Z3 to Z4 - is there much of a difference?
Replies: 7
Views: 2272

If you are going to look with a view to buying ,i would view the buying guide on the Z4-forum.com.
The Z4 is a step up from the Z3 in lots of ways it is not without its faults.
The 3.0 is the one to go for as it has lots of goodies as std.
by maxman
Wed 02 Mar, 2011 21:43
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Z4 tyre thoughts required.
Replies: 5
Views: 2886

I have changed from r/f to Goodyear F1 non run flats,the Z4 is a 100% improved in ride comfort.A new 17in space saver from BMW Sopers Lincoln is £93 deliverd.They have been making over £130 on ebay with a 6 year old tyre at the very least. I cant get my head around the fact that people pay £8K plus ...
by maxman
Wed 14 Jul, 2010 21:18
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Sticky Steering
Replies: 12
Views: 4376

I have sold my Z3 with the intention of buying a 2004 3.0 Z4.The pre face lift model seems to have two major design flaws which when they go wrong cost a small fortune,ie steering colum becoming tight when hot and blocked roof drains causing roof motor to fail. This in the long term has got to effec...
by maxman
Sun 11 Jul, 2010 20:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 0
Views: 257

Wheels

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t24/MAXMANPHOTO/Picture2010004.jpg http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t24/MAXMANPHOTO/wheels/Picture2010001.jpg fFour 16in bmw wheels to fit Z3,Z4 £60 . Two of the wheels have Michelin tyres that are good for 2k miles others on limit.Wheels in good nick but not mi...
by maxman
Sun 27 Jun, 2010 23:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: F/S - 2000 BMW Z3 2.0 Individual (PBMW Feature Car)
Replies: 25
Views: 4634

Hold out for your asking price as there are buyers willing to pay a premium for a mint car which in the long run could work out easier and cheaper than doing it themselves. How many times do we see it on here,Z bought at was thoght to be a bargain price ,endless pounds spent and much time and grief ...
by maxman
Thu 03 Jun, 2010 22:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Should I take part exchange offer?
Replies: 8
Views: 736

If the car is in good nick your price is not far off the mark,there is someone out there waiyting to buy your z for a fair price,dont give it away.
by maxman
Wed 26 May, 2010 21:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spare key
Replies: 23
Views: 1801

Re: Key

boblez wrote:Im sure mine was around £70 but then had to pay a little extra to get it coded to my car, oh and £5 for the cover on the back which you have to buy separate!
I bought one about 3 yrs ago from a bmw indie and it cost about £72 all in.
by maxman
Sat 15 May, 2010 20:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat swap help please...
Replies: 3
Views: 370

You need this loom adapter from bmw,costs about £35 or this was the price i paid 2 yrs ago<a href="http://s156.photobucket.com/albums/t24/MAXMANPHOTO/?action=view¤t=P3040274.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t24/MAXMANPHOTO/P3040274.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobuc...
by maxman
Thu 06 May, 2010 21:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 6 CD Changer Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 241

The cassette can be removed by sliding a credit card or something similar under the cassette untill it meets some resistance,it should then pop out. You might find that their is one disk stuck in the works,replace the cassette in the unit just leaving one disk in ,but not in the no you were having a...
by maxman
Thu 29 Apr, 2010 23:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Rebuild
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Z3 Rebuild

In the May edition of Total BMW they are in the first stage of a Z3 2.8 rebuild.
Its the first time i have picked up this mag,not a bad read. :rtm:
by maxman
Tue 27 Apr, 2010 21:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3, Z3M & Z3 Coupe Seat bushes for SALE !!!
Replies: 159
Views: 32413

Thanks for the super quick posting ,mine arrived today.
by maxman
Sat 24 Apr, 2010 21:28
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: and now with rollhoops !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 548

You had a good buy there as they and the Z look very tidy.
by maxman
Fri 16 Apr, 2010 21:34
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 0
Views: 389

Wheels

I have just fitted some OZ wheels ,I dont think I have seen any another Z3 with these on ET40,8J,17IN


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by maxman
Wed 07 Apr, 2010 23:31
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Best roads in Wales
Replies: 11
Views: 637

A nice run in N. Wales- LLangollen,Bala Trawsfynydd,Bethgelert,Capel Curig then back down the A5 to LLangollen.
Snowdonia looks stunning at present with the snow on the mountain tops.
The route in reverse might give you a better view of the mountains.
by maxman
Wed 07 Apr, 2010 23:31
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Best roads in Wales
Replies: 11
Views: 637

A nice run in N. Wales- LLangollen,Bala Trawsfynydd,Bethgelert,Capel Curig then back down the A5 to LLangollen.
Snowdonia looks stunning at present with the snow on the mountain tops.
The route in reverse might give you a better view of the mountains.
by maxman
Tue 06 Apr, 2010 20:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Carsoft 171 fault, fuel trim FIXED
Replies: 2
Views: 450

It gives you a good feeling when your patience is rewarded.
Well done that man and an excllent write up aswell.
by maxman
Fri 02 Apr, 2010 22:43
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: OGII (Charlie) Updated......Breath Conor - Breath
Replies: 6
Views: 835

The finish looks fantastic,know wonder you look pleased.
by maxman
Mon 29 Mar, 2010 23:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Unconnected wire under passenger seat
Replies: 14
Views: 948

Its probablly for heated seats.
by maxman
Sat 06 Mar, 2010 21:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: replacing battery, advice
Replies: 5
Views: 324

If the car still has the bmw radio you will need the code when you connect the new battery.
by maxman
Mon 01 Mar, 2010 21:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: well i`ve gone and done it now !
Replies: 23
Views: 1003

Bussy Bear sounds like you are well pleased with your purchase,paying slightly over the odds is no bad thing if thats what it takes to find a good example of a Z3,and it probably will work out cheaper in the long run . A good Z3 will give endless pleasure when buying a nail only gives grief as many ...
by maxman
Thu 25 Feb, 2010 21:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Strutbrace and insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 525

It did not cost me any extra dosh when i told LV,I just explained to them it aided saftey not performance.
by maxman
Sun 21 Feb, 2010 17:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wandering Z3!
Replies: 35
Views: 2845

You will be amazed at the difference a strutt brace make on a Z3 as far as tramlining goes.There is one for sale on this site at present and it looks a quality bit of kit ,and if you are not happy with it you will get your money back as they sell like hot cakes on ebay.
by maxman
Sat 20 Feb, 2010 21:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Angel Eyes Swap Out--- be very quick
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Many thanks for your help today :) .A top man indeed.
by maxman
Fri 19 Feb, 2010 23:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Red Sports Interior
Replies: 12
Views: 656

The ones for sale are not sport seats but std Red leather,the add should be withdrawn.
by maxman
Thu 18 Feb, 2010 21:49
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bmw Z3 Velvet Pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 1147

That colour interior as others have said makes the Z look a bit special.
by maxman
Mon 15 Feb, 2010 20:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Heated Seats
Replies: 6
Views: 647

One thing to check is the plugs that connect the seats to the loom as there was 3 types in use over the production run.BMW did a loom adapter which cost £36 approx per seat,this was from the large connector on the latest seats to small connector plugs which were on the earlier cars.
by maxman
Wed 27 Jan, 2010 20:26
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: New alloys & wheel alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 467

If your wheel alignment is ok now ,new wheels should make no difference.
by maxman
Sun 03 Jan, 2010 20:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Just got a bmw z3 :]
Replies: 13
Views: 1215

Hi,if you look in the section Beauty Palour there are lots of tips on cleaning all parts of the car.
by maxman
Wed 30 Dec, 2009 23:35
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: z3 car insurance renewal !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1702

Try comparethemaket.com as they came up with the goods for myself,as i am getting to the old git age , saga was the best £190 plus can be paid over 12 months with no extra charge.
by maxman
Wed 02 Dec, 2009 20:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Brake Pads :(
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Brakes are the sort of job that you need to know what you are doing for obvious reasons,if you have not carried out brake pad replacement before i would recommend you have someone with you who is competent in brake overhaul.
by maxman
Tue 24 Nov, 2009 20:59
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: And now for something completely different...
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Your new car looks a class motor,you will now be parking miles fro the supermarket door and well away from any people carriers.
by maxman
Thu 29 Oct, 2009 21:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clearance parts
Replies: 3
Views: 605

http://www.google.co.uk/url?q=http://ww ... HcajgvFxMg
Follow this path

Discount corner
Application by manufacturer-BMW
Other.
Hope this helps.
by maxman
Mon 26 Oct, 2009 23:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clearance parts
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Clearance parts

Demon Tweeks has a half price strut brace for a 1.8 Z3 £40,also a Spax lowering kit for a 4cyl Z3 £240 was £400.Hope this info is of some use.
by maxman
Fri 21 Aug, 2009 23:04
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: It pays to ask
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Renewed mine a month ago,LV wanted £330 SAGA with a strutt brace £210 and no extra for paying monthly.When I quoted the SAGA figures to LV the operators reply was do you want to cancel,ans YES.
by maxman
Mon 03 Aug, 2009 22:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyre Inflator
Replies: 15
Views: 863

I bought a 12v unit made by Ring sells for £29 but can be bought for about £24 if you shop around.Works well ,small and neatly packaged.
Recommended in one of the Auto Express trials. :colourful:
by maxman
Thu 23 Jul, 2009 21:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Near Crash Experience
Replies: 7
Views: 606

Check your brakes for worn or sticking callipers or worn brake pads.
by maxman
Fri 17 Jul, 2009 20:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3M seats fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 546

There are three changes to the seat wiring loom,if your z is a 2000 model,it could well be the change number two.Yours will have three or four connectors,the latest ones only had one big connector. The wiring for the heated seats is part of the loom as std all you need is the heated seat switches an...
by maxman
Mon 13 Jul, 2009 20:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW Z3 CD autochanger jammed
Replies: 2
Views: 577

When you get the casette out take out all the cds bar one,replace the cassette and select the one you have left in.This worked when i had the same problem,the jammed cd poped into a vacant slot.
by maxman
Fri 10 Jul, 2009 22:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Should i buy this car!?
Replies: 40
Views: 2025

Keep looking untill you find one thats been well looked after and you wont go far wrong,buying a problem car is a definite non starter when you are paying out £3000 plus.It will break your heart and your bank balance. :shake:
by maxman
Tue 12 May, 2009 20:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Poor Starting in the Morning then fine all day
Replies: 7
Views: 383

You dont say if you are losing any coolant,the missfire could be water seeping passed the headgasket overnight and causing the missfire until the motor warms up.When you changed the plugs was there any rust around the electrode area which would indicate headgasket problems.
by maxman
Fri 17 Apr, 2009 00:08
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Meguiars = Shiney!!
Replies: 38
Views: 2060

Looks like your hard work has been rewarded,nice blend with the darker blue soft top.
by maxman
Tue 14 Apr, 2009 23:09
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Opinions???
Replies: 17
Views: 1571

Good effort but as someone said they look a bit chav,could be due to the size of them.
by maxman
Mon 13 Apr, 2009 20:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Two Z3 Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 671

You can try brushing the mould with an old but clean toothbrush,this should get the worst off.You need to clean and proof,i used the Renavo products and as yet it has not returned.
If your car has a high mileage it sounds like the clutch needs replacing.
by maxman
Sun 12 Apr, 2009 18:05
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My First Z
Replies: 11
Views: 983

Your Z3 will put a smile on your face now the sun has come out to play.I dont think i have seen one in that colour,looks good ,if it has not got a strut brae fitted that has to be the first job to do,i recomend the etech as it fits with no problems.
by maxman
Thu 09 Apr, 2009 21:16
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Cadwell Trackday HQ pics
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Looks like you had a brilliant day on the track ,the photos due your black beauty proud.
For my last birthday i had a Aston Martin Vantage experience day at Silverstone as a gift which i am doing a week on Sunday.I think if i had the choice of track it would be Cadwell or Oulton park.
by maxman
Tue 24 Mar, 2009 20:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tranny / Diff Question
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Its not uncommon to hear a bit of noise from the diff,if its not to loud change the oil,this might reduce the noise.
by maxman
Sun 15 Mar, 2009 20:39
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another... it's sunny so I took some photos thread
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Cracking photos,your Z looks top notch.
by maxman
Thu 12 Mar, 2009 21:37
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Dying hood
Replies: 14
Views: 2594

domross wrote:Ummm...I used shoe-dye (think it was suede to be specific) and then after that had dried used tent waterproofer to...funnily enough...waterproof the hood....took a couple of hours and £10!!!
Was it as shiny as army boots after all the hard work :D
by maxman
Mon 09 Mar, 2009 21:48
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bright and Shiny in Boston Green
Replies: 17
Views: 1240

The Z looks mint after all the hard work,the black sets off the beige interior to good effect.