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by Lazeodoom
Mon 30 Jun, 2014 23:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Arthritic Zed!
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Arthritic Zed!

Took the Zed to get the once over after he started getting creaky around the suspension. Apparently the bushes (?) are starting to wear and thus I get a creak/squeak from around the wheels as I go over bumps. Of course in summer with the roof down I already stand out a bit but with the noise too I r...
by Lazeodoom
Tue 15 Oct, 2013 17:41
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Leather cleaning/help
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: Leather cleaning/help

That looks even better, looks like it'll cost me about £25 for a bottle/kit to do both seats, I'm looking through their list for my seat colour, I think it'd be 'Z3 1.9 beige' however I seem to remember mine might be named after a womble or something, kind of beige with those nobbly bits on the seat...
by Lazeodoom
Mon 14 Oct, 2013 17:49
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Leather cleaning/help
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: Leather cleaning/help

Looks like it'll be a decent leather cleaner and then the Meguairs kit then, I think the clean will do most of the work, conditioner will hopefully top it off, the broken bits aren't cut and flapping, they're sort of scuffed so anything to help would be good!
by Lazeodoom
Wed 09 Oct, 2013 20:25
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Leather cleaning/help
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Leather cleaning/help

I've been rather neglectful of the interior of the Zed, or rather the seats and door cards. The exterior, now that's always spotless and the interior surfaces get an AutoGlym polish several times a month, the carpets hoovered etc, but the seats always get left alone. I don't particularly know what t...
by Lazeodoom
Thu 22 Aug, 2013 20:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: sticking brake?
Replies: 5
Views: 300

sticking brake?

A little help, if nothing else you can laugh at the way this problem is described! My Zed has developed a regular noise on the R/O/S, which increases in regularity (but not volume) with speed. It's annoying and in text can only be described as a swishing noise or possibly 'shhh' noise. Of course whe...
by Lazeodoom
Mon 12 Aug, 2013 18:08
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Subwoofer port
Replies: 4
Views: 1359

Re: Subwoofer port

Thanks for the reply, however what is specifically meany by 'tight setup' behind? Also, would the port be front or rear facing for best effect, knowing that the front of the parcel rack is quite weak material, would it be better rear facing, assuming that the port is there to allow more air in, rath...
by Lazeodoom
Fri 12 Jul, 2013 19:00
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Subwoofer port
Replies: 4
Views: 1359

Subwoofer port

I have an 8" Rainbow 'Vanadium' subwoofer set up using the parcel cubby behind/between the seats, I think there used to be links to a guide to making the enclosure on the boards somewhere. Anyway, although the sound is of high quality it isn't as deep as I would like, or maybe, having had the setup ...
by Lazeodoom
Mon 10 Jun, 2013 17:28
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: deckles head units
Replies: 11
Views: 5665

Re: deckles head units

I've got an SD based system and I must admit it's fantastic not to have CD's everywhere in the car, the fascia looks a lot less cluttered too. One thing to check though is how many tracks your unit will allow per SD card... Mine will allow 256 albums in separate files and the manual claims it will o...
by Lazeodoom
Sun 09 Jun, 2013 17:28
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: How long have you had your z3?
Replies: 31
Views: 1891

Re: How long have you had your z3?

Had the Zed now for 6 years, bought him at 39k miles and he's now up to 86k miles, including a few great nationwide drives with the roof off and one memorable great day at the beach parked in a row of Astra's and the like, hood down, drawing admiring glances from everyone! No huge spends on anything...
by Lazeodoom
Tue 27 Mar, 2012 20:16
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: New 8' Subwoofer Install
Replies: 13
Views: 2551

Re: New 8' Subwoofer Install

What is the price paid for the Hertz 8"? I've heard good things about Hertz speakers... Looking for a change now as I've got an 8" Rainbow Vanadium sub thats 4 years old and getting tired, it had a decent enough punchy sound but couldn't handle deep sustained bass notes well, I must admit I expected...
by Lazeodoom
Sat 30 Jul, 2011 18:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1.9 Auto advice for a Newbie.
Replies: 9
Views: 482

I own a 1.9 but its manual not auto so I can't comment on the auto! Mine was 39k miles when I bought it years ago and now with 70k miles wouldn't be worth half what I paid! When you look at it see about the roof for wear, colour and how easily you can raise and lower it, creaky windows, leaky boot a...
by Lazeodoom
Sun 24 Jul, 2011 11:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Lovers - I you had one wish.......
Replies: 46
Views: 1540

I'd agree with the extra cruising gear, also, a heated front windscreen for the winter mornings at 6am before work when the inside and outside (I don't have aircon) are frozen up and take ten minutes to shift! I appreciate Ford have some sort of exclusivity thing for the heated windscreen but they a...
by Lazeodoom
Tue 05 Jul, 2011 01:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Where to get leather repair kit for walnut leater
Replies: 6
Views: 376

I'm looking at using a restorer and assorted gubbins from a German company called 'Leder Pledge' or something similar, there have been some posts in the Beauty Parlour section recently about it, with linkys to their website... They take emails in English and reply in English with good advice abot wh...
by Lazeodoom
Wed 15 Jun, 2011 01:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Young and old
Replies: 34
Views: 1163

April 1997. 70k miles. Not the oldest but it was made the year before I left high school!
by Lazeodoom
Wed 15 Jun, 2011 01:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oh. My. God.
Replies: 10
Views: 665

It does look a bit like an inverted colour Cardiff taxi! That said, I quite like it, as a cross between a Z3, Killer whale and spat shoe... What I mean is that I'm glad my Zed is gloss black and this is on someone else's but it's still nowhere near as terrible as that one with 4 exhausts and a hideo...
by Lazeodoom
Fri 06 May, 2011 14:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insurance renewal
Replies: 47
Views: 14366

Last year 450 with Halifax, this year "The bargain price" of 720!!!

Ran the lot thrugh Confused and there wasn't much to choose between Kwik Fit and Swinton at 330 or so, stick on legal cover and it works out at 360.

1.9, 6 years ncb, 28 years old, no points, advanced driving licence!
by Lazeodoom
Wed 27 Apr, 2011 20:37
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Silver Zed at JSTC
Replies: 0
Views: 190

Silver Zed at JSTC

Parked up for the gym this afternoon and decided to leave the Zed with the roof down. Went back a bit later lo and behold a silver Zed on a S plate parked (in a 'breakout' position) right next to it with the roof down. Would have waved but it was unattended.

The Zeds made the car park look good!
by Lazeodoom
Tue 26 Apr, 2011 11:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhaust horror
Replies: 8
Views: 1202

Right then... So the original rattle went way when I had some other work done last year. Now though the bloody rattle has started again when the engine starts for the first ten seconds or so. If I hold the exhaust tip it takes no effort to move it around quite alarmingly. This has all happened less ...
by Lazeodoom
Tue 26 Apr, 2011 11:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Little fiddly problems
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Little fiddly problems

My 14 year old Zed still looks mint and in the past week has made itself the best car to drive. However, there are some little problems which are making it feel 14 years old close up... 1) Noise at speed with the roof up. Since I had the new rear window put in it's got noisy at 70mph+ and the roof d...
by Lazeodoom
Tue 26 Apr, 2011 11:28
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Leather Refurb
Replies: 36
Views: 9391

This has reminded me to sort out my own seats which I assumed were beyond saving! Having seen the results above I can see my own seats being renewed to what seems to be perfection!
by Lazeodoom
Mon 04 Apr, 2011 18:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Don't want to moan, but...
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Thankyou both for the replies, I shall leave the creak and hope it tidies up, its MOT time next month so in any case I'll be back at the garage for that and I can kill 2 birds with one stone if I need to! As to the heatshield, I suspect that I'll ask the Indy to do it properly, as the cowboy fitted ...
by Lazeodoom
Sat 02 Apr, 2011 14:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Don't want to moan, but...
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Don't want to moan, but...

I have used the same Indy for 4 years now, they have seen my car through MOT's, all sorts of service intervals and repairs as needed through wear and tear, I trust them completely. However, I have recently had the rear brakes, pads and also a new rear offside suspension spring completed by them. Why...
by Lazeodoom
Tue 15 Mar, 2011 20:33
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Usernames. Explain yourself!
Replies: 125
Views: 9272

My surname is Lazenby so as a younger lad and interested in all things 'Eavy Metal everything became suffixed with the words "Of Doom" hence the name I carry now. Shortened to Lazers at work or Laze by particularly idle people. And it has a Z in it. And its a Bond car driven by a Lazenby. Even tough...
by Lazeodoom
Sun 13 Mar, 2011 15:48
Forum: Computer help
Topic: P4 half speed
Replies: 4
Views: 2013

Appreciate the help thus far, alas I'm being held to ransom for #30 to update things! Bearing in mind the computer only cost #60!...

I've tried a different cpu (cleron, supported by the mobo) and the computer doesn't seem to like it! Damnable HP!

Any other ideas I'm all ears!
by Lazeodoom
Fri 11 Mar, 2011 23:46
Forum: Computer help
Topic: P4 half speed
Replies: 4
Views: 2013

P4 half speed

So, I've bought a 'new' desktop computer. Its an oldie with a P4 3Ghz CPU on an MS-6577 motherboard. Why oh why then does it only do 1.5 Ghz? So far I've tried: 1) Fiddling with BIOS 2) Resetting CMOS 3) trying to find a new BIOS 4) New fan and heatsink 5) Different CPU (that doesn't even work: The ...
by Lazeodoom
Tue 08 Mar, 2011 01:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How much do you like your Z3
Replies: 93
Views: 37667

My first memory of any Z3 was when I saw Goldeneye at the cinema and I then developed a fascination with the 'Bond Car' for the first time. I was 15 years old, brought up in what is now called an 'under-privileged background' two years off my licence and clearly I would never drive such an exotic ve...
by Lazeodoom
Sat 05 Feb, 2011 14:56
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Black side gills for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Black side gills for sale

I've had chrome gills on my Zed now for years and they'll be staying on it, that leaves me with a set of excellent black gills going spare. Before I put them on ebay, is there anybody out there who would like the set?

Fair offers!
by Lazeodoom
Wed 02 Feb, 2011 13:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Post Inspection II snagging list - advice please :o)
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Presumably the place you got the Inspection II was an Indy? Have you tried asking around a couple of other reputable garages whether they can do anything for you for less hard earned cash? If not, are those prices parts and labour? Surely a bit of haggling with the Indy could get the labout charges ...
by Lazeodoom
Wed 19 Jan, 2011 17:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Stereo / Speakers / Amp Upgrade?
Replies: 9
Views: 640

Self made roadstersound enclosure between the roll hoops with a Rainbow sub 8", then took it to a customiser to be colour matched with the interior. The front speakers are Rainbow KX 5.5" and it runs of an Audison 4 channel 400w amp. Its brilliant and superb. there's enough room between the seats fo...
by Lazeodoom
Tue 18 Jan, 2011 11:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP.....door mirror!!
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Sorry to hear this, mine had exactly the same problem and I had to get it replaced by BMW. However, they only needed to order the internal motorised gubbins and the mirror (my mirror was undamaged but they couldn't guarantee it would stay intact on a transplant) they were able to re-use the original...
by Lazeodoom
Fri 17 Dec, 2010 13:39
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Wow! Never seen one of these before!
Replies: 7
Views: 1716

It looks a bit tatty doesn't it! I think its the cluttered look of the front bumper and the hideous black wheels which really do not suit that car!
by Lazeodoom
Mon 06 Dec, 2010 23:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Posibly the most expensive head light bulb change ever!!
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Gio,

which Indy do you use round there?
by Lazeodoom
Mon 06 Dec, 2010 23:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Warming up.....NOT!
Replies: 22
Views: 1217

Mine does something similar. It takes about 10 minutes until the inside of the screen starts to defrost. However when I get the car moving it seems to warm up very quickly, even within 400 metres and within 600 metres or so its absolutely fine.

I've just taken it for granted since I had the Zed...
by Lazeodoom
Sat 04 Dec, 2010 19:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot, battery, unhelpful garages everywhere!
Replies: 8
Views: 666

!

I'll just go and check that!
by Lazeodoom
Fri 03 Dec, 2010 17:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot, battery, unhelpful garages everywhere!
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Just done it as this refreshed, the bulb was red red red hot! I was wondering why the battery had died so quickly, because the boot lock is locked but still open the lid is slightly proud of the car (until I sort out the fix) so I couldn't see that the light was on! In any case the old battery had b...
by Lazeodoom
Fri 03 Dec, 2010 16:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot, battery, unhelpful garages everywhere!
Replies: 8
Views: 666

In that case, is there any way to get the boot light turned off?
by Lazeodoom
Thu 02 Dec, 2010 11:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Can't shut the boot!
Replies: 4
Views: 399

pm sent, no reply. Might as well bump it, see if there's anyone out there!
by Lazeodoom
Thu 02 Dec, 2010 11:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot, battery, unhelpful garages everywhere!
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Boot, battery, unhelpful garages everywhere!

As mentioned before, the boot lock is stuck. Not frozen, I can hear the electrics whirring and could central lock the car at the boot, but the lock is stuck in 'locked'. Did I mention this happened while the boot was open? The BMW Indy garage I use is, naturally, chocka with poorly Beemers at the mo...
by Lazeodoom
Mon 29 Nov, 2010 16:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Can't shut the boot!
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Can't shut the boot!

Says it all really: The lock is stuck on 'locked' and stuck in that position at 5am this morning while open. Any ideas or just frozen?
by Lazeodoom
Sat 30 Oct, 2010 17:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyres (already searched!)
Replies: 7
Views: 459

I still seem to be getting recommendations for the Falkens, I think I'll make the change in the spring. I had a terrible time at winter this year with the Zed but then any RWD was just flopping about while Lupo's were hammering past by happy, if slightly conservative, drivers. I'll look at 452's unl...
by Lazeodoom
Fri 29 Oct, 2010 20:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyres (already searched!)
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Tyres (already searched!)

I don't have much luck with tyes: Across the car I've had 4 new in the past year, only 2 due to wear! I got the car with ContiSport 2's all round so I've kept with them for four years, going to Conti 3's recently... Got a slow puncture on the outer tread and scrapped the tyre, new Conti fitted for £...
by Lazeodoom
Fri 08 Oct, 2010 11:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Flooding boot!!
Replies: 6
Views: 562

My Zed is having exacty the same problem! I have recently had work done on the hood, and I have noticed that a seal or something is missing where the hood meets the side window, which could let in water. I'll be checking the brake lights when I get chance, what was the problem for yours in the end, ...
by Lazeodoom
Tue 05 Oct, 2010 19:24
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Boot Leaking
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Thanks for the updates, I've been following them myself after finding a funny smell and a pool of water in the battery compartment! If my neighbours are reading I apologise for my intemperate language on a Sunday... Looks like the little seal between the roof and door has gone walkabouts, so that'll...
by Lazeodoom
Wed 29 Sep, 2010 19:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Noisy soft top
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Thanks for the suggestions! A job for the weekend I feel. Hope its dry!
by Lazeodoom
Wed 29 Sep, 2010 00:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Noisy soft top
Replies: 6
Views: 477

<sigh>

side windows.
by Lazeodoom
Mon 27 Sep, 2010 22:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Noisy soft top
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Noisy soft top

Roof has been repaired, huzzah. Now its noisy at speed and there is a very slim space where water can get through between the window and the roof itself. Is this something I can sort out or do I have to go back to the upholsterer with an annoyed look on my face?
by Lazeodoom
Mon 27 Sep, 2010 22:49
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Scuff removal
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Scuffs are all out, I'd recommend this lot to anyone, good work and good polish afterwards too!
by Lazeodoom
Thu 09 Sep, 2010 20:33
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Scuff removal
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Scuff removal

I budgeted £700 for a new roof, but the upholsterer did a window repair instead that left me with £500 to play with, so I've finally got round to getting my rear bumper scuffs sorted and wing mirror painted after some idiot kicked it off the car. The refurb place is doing the whole rear bumper, corn...
by Lazeodoom
Wed 01 Sep, 2010 22:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhaust horror
Replies: 8
Views: 1202

Would that happen spontaneously just after the rear portions were replaced? It stops when I hold the tail pipe when the engine starts, I think (hope) that its just a bit loose and the cowboys need to get new torque wrenches or something!
by Lazeodoom
Mon 30 Aug, 2010 18:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhaust horror
Replies: 8
Views: 1202

Update on the worlds worst garage! So, within a month of the replacement exhaust its started making a different noise now, a sort of rattle on cold start for approximately 30 seconds, then nothing for the rest of the day. Before I go to the garage and complain again, is this something I can quickly ...