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by phb10186
Sun 09 May, 2010 17:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 2.8 Prop and DMF for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 175

Z3 2.8 Prop and DMF for sale

Hi all, ive still got a couple of bits for sale if any of you want them... from my 98 2.8 that I sold last year... Ive got a prop-shaft with a brand new no-mile prop bearing fitted... the bearing was £35 quid, so anyone can have my prop for the cost of the bearing... £35 for a Z3 2.8 prop and bearin...
by phb10186
Thu 10 Dec, 2009 15:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Powerflex rear bush kit £99... and a couple of others...
Replies: 3
Views: 354

pm sent, thanks very much. They are top kit.
by phb10186
Thu 10 Dec, 2009 09:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Powerflex rear bush kit £99... and a couple of others...
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Powerflex rear bush kit £99... and a couple of others...

Hi guys just clearing out my old Z3 parts I still have: 1. Powerflex rear kit Check the ebay buy it now here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330385630220 Paid £174, selling for £99 + £6 postage 2. I have an E36 M52 2.8 Duall Mass Flywheel that is used, but it's good, as I bough...
by phb10186
Mon 28 Sep, 2009 12:53
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Propshaft 2.8 manual + others...
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Z3 prop and wheel bearing 2.8 1998

BODILLYMILL wrote:did you ever part with these? as my rear lefty is starting to whine

I have the 2.8 1998 version too

Bodillymill
I still have it, PM me if you are interested, just want rid really.
by phb10186
Tue 22 Sep, 2009 19:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Dual Mass Flywheel
Replies: 0
Views: 259

Z3 Dual Mass Flywheel

As per the title, my Z3 clearout continues! I bought 2 DMF's from a breaker so that if I had any issues fitting it, I would have a spare in case one was wrong. But there was no issue with any of it, and this flywheel is fine, there is no freeplay in it whatsoever. It will fit Z3 2.8, 328 for sure - ...
by phb10186
Tue 22 Sep, 2009 18:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Propshaft 2.8 manual + others...
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Z3 Propshaft 2.8 manual + others...

As per title... I have a z3 propshaft from my 2.8 that I think was changed in error, and I beleive it to be OK. It has done 80,000 miles, but has a new propshaft bearing on it that cost me £35, and was never used. So, if anyone want's it, I just want to recoup the bearing price - so £35 for the prop...
by phb10186
Tue 22 Sep, 2009 18:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Powerflex Rear Bushes Z3
Replies: 0
Views: 346

Powerflex Rear Bushes Z3

Hi guys, I am having a Z3 clearout and I have a Powerflex purple rear bush kit. I bought a full kit from Larkspeed about 8 months ago, and only fitted the rear anti roll bar bushes, but you have to choose the inner diameter of these anyway, as they are different accross the range. The kit I have for...
by phb10186
Mon 14 Sep, 2009 08:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Which Car to buy? Z3 1.9 or 2.8 ? Advice Appreciated Please
Replies: 37
Views: 3946

Here is the holy grail of buying a Z3 - 1. Lowest milage as possible 2. New as possible 3. Fewest number of previous owners as possible 4. Buy right in the middle-late of December as possible, when nobody is looking for a cabrio. My advice is go for the 2.8 if you only do 4,000 miles a year. The dif...
by phb10186
Mon 14 Sep, 2009 08:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sold sold sold
Replies: 0
Views: 196

Sold sold sold

Hi all, After 2 years of wonership, I decided to part with my Z3 the other week. I wanted to sell it before it reached 100K, and the summer was over. I have developed a knee issue, which made the Z3 a PITA to get in and out of. The sale price was £4,800 with the hard top just for your information - ...
by phb10186
Fri 10 Jul, 2009 18:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Car Bra
Replies: 11
Views: 737

I used to have a bra on my mazda 323... I liked it, and it did keep the stone chips off. Unfortunately, they are not water-proof, and the water collects on the inside, along with dust and dirt - so you end up with a wet end of the bonnet which can encourage rust, or a load of dust which causes loads...
by phb10186
Fri 10 Jul, 2009 12:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another rear plastic screen problem...
Replies: 4
Views: 451

could someone please let me know if the zip for the rear scren is in situ, or if it comes off after the screen has been put in.... I can't see the part or the part number on the realOEM diagram, and I donlt want to further disrupt the screen at the moment until I actually re-zip the screen... ... al...
by phb10186
Tue 07 Jul, 2009 21:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another rear plastic screen problem...
Replies: 4
Views: 451

yeah it's all OEM - It looks loke it needs re-siliconing. I can see the 2 staples at the centre-bottom still in place... so it's just the sip given way, but nothing broken. Is the zip in situ, or does it some off after fitting??? Does anyone have this zip or staples that I could use.... handsome rew...
by phb10186
Tue 07 Jul, 2009 21:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another rear plastic screen problem...
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Another rear plastic screen problem...

Ok, so I was cleaning the car after work today, and the zip gave way on the rear screen with minimal pressure applied.... The screen is fine, but it just needs re-zipping. Clearly I have to remove it then re-fit it... is there somewhere I can get the tools to do this, or am I looing at a replacement...
by phb10186
Wed 20 May, 2009 20:39
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Dumb I know but where is the dip-stick on the 2.0?
Replies: 3
Views: 1389

Dumb I know but where is the dip-stick on the 2.0?

I have a Z3 2.8 and the red dip-stick sticks out like a sore thumb... my neighbour over the road has a Z4 2.0 2006 I think... but...

Where the hell is the damn oil dip-stick, I have looked for a while but I can't see it anywhere! User manual can't be found?

Thanks all.
by phb10186
Fri 06 Mar, 2009 18:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My own Extended leather option
Replies: 15
Views: 816

pangster wrote:
Stoned@Home wrote:LoL Sorry Mullered again :D
LOL! - no problem!.. :)

EDIT: I think this might be closer to the topaz blue you're looking for?:

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Ali G eat your heart out!
by phb10186
Fri 06 Mar, 2009 18:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: condensation problem
Replies: 7
Views: 479

I get tons of condensation, worse with hard-top.

It's the worst car for condensation I have ever had (MK2 Golf close 2nd)... must be some design fault that lets so much air in and circulate... It's quite amazing I know.
by phb10186
Fri 06 Mar, 2009 18:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: engine revving on its own
Replies: 11
Views: 710

If it's not the ICV, then check it could be one of the leads running to it, or the airbox sensor. Is the air intake ducting all ok? I had a 2 inch hole in mine when I took it out, and made the car run terrible. ICV is the correct area to look 'Replace cam shaft sensor' the generic 'Fix-all' for BMW's
by phb10186
Wed 04 Mar, 2009 11:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cant reset Airbag warning light!
Replies: 12
Views: 607

OK, thanks for the head's-up, simpler to replace seat TBH, v. annoying to have to do this each time though!
by phb10186
Tue 03 Mar, 2009 22:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cant reset Airbag warning light!
Replies: 12
Views: 607

Maybe the bypass unit is faulty you got from eBay? I have just taken the seat out again, so I can have a look, the only problem is that I don;t think I can drive the car..... Can anyone confirm that I can drive the car with the passenger seat out... There are 3 connectors to the seat: 1. Power for ...
by phb10186
Tue 03 Mar, 2009 15:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cant reset Airbag warning light!
Replies: 12
Views: 607

Occupancy sensor fault!!!! I have bought and fitted the bypass resistor, I'll have to have another look at the wiring then... what else can I do?
by phb10186
Tue 03 Mar, 2009 13:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cant reset Airbag warning light!
Replies: 12
Views: 607

Cant reset Airbag warning light!

I had the airbag light come on a few months ago, and I was told that, when it failed to reset last time, that it was the occupancy sensor in the passenger seat... I fitted one of these boxes from ebay that had a resistor inside it, and when I took the car to the garage today, it still failed to turn...
by phb10186
Mon 16 Feb, 2009 18:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Throttle cable adjustment
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Throttle cable adjustment

Has anyone ever needed to do this???

I noticed when changing part of my air intake that the throttle cable is a little slack, and it might explain the lack of apparent throttle opening for the first inch or so of pedal depression.
by phb10186
Sat 24 Jan, 2009 01:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Uneven idle 1999 2.8 double vanos
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Uneven idle 1999 2.8 double vanos

If I blip the throttle to say 2500, upon dropping the revs dip to about 300 or so then go back to normal idle at about 750.... does this all the time and is a real pain, like when changing down from 3rd to 2nd, the revs are never in the right place. also noticed kangarooing and spluttering when cold...
by phb10186
Sun 18 Jan, 2009 19:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 idle issues and lumpy running and sudden rev loss...
Replies: 3
Views: 431

After performing a search and looking through for a while. I think the coil pack's and sensors would be a good place to start. I don't suppose anyone has a known working spare coil pack or any of the intake/ exhaust/ crank sensors that they could lend me to test out; I would be extremely grateful? '...
by phb10186
Sun 18 Jan, 2009 11:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: creaky hardtop
Replies: 12
Views: 771

I have this problem too.... Basically its worse in the winter, and when you first put the top back on.... then after a few weeks it beds in and the noise virtually stops on all but big pot-holes. I guess that a few weeks of driving and vibration allows it to find its level. Technically, I would say ...
by phb10186
Sun 18 Jan, 2009 10:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 idle issues and lumpy running and sudden rev loss...
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Z3 idle issues and lumpy running and sudden rev loss...

Happy new year all... its been a while, just been very busy at work etc etc, and dont really use the Z much anymore (well about once a week is a lot these days). So as opposed to 250 miles a week, I do perhaps 20 if I'm lucky... I've been spending my time getting my Direct Access bike test out the w...
by phb10186
Wed 26 Nov, 2008 18:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Storage for boot
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Storage for boot

F99ANT wrote:Has any one got one of these???


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I'm looking for a part number will trim the boot nicely as looks a little unfinished
I thought that was a £2.99 direct from China on ebay thing, but it's actually pretty neat as it acts as a boot linet for free.
by phb10186
Wed 26 Nov, 2008 09:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spare wheel strategies
Replies: 16
Views: 707

I don't think the M roadster has a spare at all, it just has an air compressor supplied, because the double exhausts take up all the room of the spare. There are lots of cars supplied without spare wheels now. I guess for cost saving and improved co2 output. Long gone are the days of a full size spa...
by phb10186
Wed 26 Nov, 2008 09:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spare wheel strategies
Replies: 16
Views: 707

I don't think the M roadster has a spare at all, it just has an air compressor supplied, because the double exhausts take up all the room of the spare.
by phb10186
Tue 25 Nov, 2008 18:12
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: 2003 '53' Z4 3.0i - £7350
Replies: 1
Views: 802

2003 '53' Z4 3.0i - £7350

Yup, with sub 40,000 miles and good spec @ BCA car auctions in Enfield today. It was a kind of very dark blue colour..... looked in great shape too.# There was a similar Z4 2.5 in graphite with similar spec, age and milage also went for about £6,700. Dread to think what auction Z3 prices would be......
by phb10186
Tue 25 Nov, 2008 17:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone see my Z for sale on ebay over the last week?...
Replies: 13
Views: 761

The only thing that is bad about this car is the VED prices from next April onwards, another reason why prices are so low. ..looks like the government have already done a u-turn on that. For the time being at least. See here.... http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18685&highlight= My car...
by phb10186
Sun 23 Nov, 2008 12:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hood Rubbing
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Mines a manual hood and there is very slight rubbing where the fabric has the high spots over the hoops, ie lighter areas. To be honest I think its pretty much unavoidable and the Zed 3 seems to be one of the better cars for hood wear. The hoods on the MINI cabs seem to look pretty awful after a sh...
by phb10186
Sun 23 Nov, 2008 12:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear change 'clunky'
Replies: 30
Views: 1466

At least it had a 5th gear!

At that time my Mk 2 Cavalier had 4 gears..... saying that my Mk 2 Golf auto only had 3!
by phb10186
Sat 22 Nov, 2008 12:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hood Rubbing
Replies: 7
Views: 405

PM me your address, I'll send you some, and then you can send on and so on...
by phb10186
Sat 22 Nov, 2008 11:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear change 'clunky'
Replies: 30
Views: 1466

Don't knock it 'til you've tried it :wink: Your comments are theory, mine are factual :wink: True, I'll put up with the gearchange for less agro though, and maintain that oil is the best first step, that at least is factual :P Besides, I have now got a 30,000 mile fresh gearbox in my 92K-er, and yo...
by phb10186
Sat 22 Nov, 2008 11:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hood Rubbing
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Ive experienced that too. 321bhp (Terry) very kindly sent me some black roof fabric off his old top, and I just cut out some patches and glued them on to the wearing surface with 'Stormsure' from ebay. Works fine, and you can't really see the patches anyway unless you look hard. It was a good repair...
by phb10186
Sat 22 Nov, 2008 11:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone see my Z for sale on ebay over the last week?...
Replies: 13
Views: 761

Hi Guys, first post as I have only owned my Z3 for a couple of months but I thought id let you know what I paid for it to help you judge the market. Prices for anything with an engine more than 1600cc are awful. I picked up my Z3 3.0 sport, silver, full leather, 32K on an 02 plate for less than £73...
by phb10186
Sat 22 Nov, 2008 11:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Has anyone considered a wheel refurb group-buy???
Replies: 44
Views: 2111

Hold on til next year I think now, some emails might have to be written. Due to the logistics it would be a franchise offering a good price, but I'll have to find a good franchise to contact.
by phb10186
Sat 22 Nov, 2008 10:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z4 6 speed gearbox in a Z3 -Help
Replies: 17
Views: 2217

What about long term implications. I'm all for retrofits, but they have to be as good or better in the long run to be worthwhile, otherwise you are just openning up to a world of pain later.

Can you forsee any long term failure in the work Tim?
by phb10186
Thu 20 Nov, 2008 21:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slight rear knocking
Replies: 13
Views: 720

yeah get on them, with 22K on the car I'd say that you've not got any worries.
by phb10186
Thu 20 Nov, 2008 20:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear change 'clunky'
Replies: 30
Views: 1466

Re: Rubber

You may not realise it Robin, but I did not suggest that rubber was as strong as steel! What I did say was that as the clutch system does not experience the pressures involved in braking systems, I found it hard to imagine the clutch hose - even when the engine is hot - swelling enough to cause clu...
by phb10186
Thu 20 Nov, 2008 20:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slight rear knocking
Replies: 13
Views: 720

I might be able to offer some input here..... The ZF manual gearboxes on the 6 potters are pretty clunky and slow at changing.... I have heard that the Getrag boxex on the 4's are a lot better. That said, the problem almost certainly lies with the propshaft. The only way you can check is by getting ...
by phb10186
Mon 17 Nov, 2008 20:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone see my Z for sale on ebay over the last week?...
Replies: 13
Views: 761

Is the car market actually going to pick up. Surely after Christmas people are going to have even less cash and still paying off their Xmas debts in the Spring. I can't wait til the New Year to pick up a bargain Who can tell, my guess is that it won't pick up for a good while, and the only cars to ...
by phb10186
Sun 16 Nov, 2008 18:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 carbon-maniacs rejoice
Replies: 3
Views: 351

That looks like DIY pre-cut film, as opposed to actual carbon fibre parts.
by phb10186
Sun 16 Nov, 2008 18:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Boot Lid
Replies: 6
Views: 771

do the wires sereously not unplug from the boot lid?.... are these deliberate design flaws simply to generate workshop time???

-Why do I keep answering my own questions?, of course they are.

There are lots of things like this on BMW's for some reason.
by phb10186
Sun 16 Nov, 2008 18:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I'm loving this motor!
Replies: 36
Views: 1191

Orinoco wrote:There is a Dakar yellow 51 plate kicking around Middlesbrough. You can't miss it!

Regards
Orinoco
At least it's better than that snot green colour that looks like a charity pledge.
by phb10186
Sun 16 Nov, 2008 18:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone see my Z for sale on ebay over the last week?...
Replies: 13
Views: 761

Anyone see my Z for sale on ebay over the last week?...

I was just testing the market out, as I am thinking of getting shot of the Z, as I have been given a C200 Merc to use for as long as I need, and I want a motorbike. I don't use it now that I have a different job, and to be honest, I can't justify the space it takes up, let alone the luxury of it. An...
by phb10186
Sun 16 Nov, 2008 18:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I'm loving this motor!
Replies: 36
Views: 1191

Banana!
by phb10186
Thu 23 Oct, 2008 23:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Alarm triggered by passing Taxis
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: Goodwill

In the BMW motorcycle world there is a problem which has affected some of their smaller bikes, the portion of the forks carrying the front wheel cracking away, and the wheel falling off. People have been badly injured by this, but BMW are refusing all liability on seven year old machines. Admitting...
by phb10186
Thu 23 Oct, 2008 22:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Has anyone considered a wheel refurb group-buy???
Replies: 44
Views: 2111

I agree, £25 per wheel? what makes you think they have no work?, you already stated all the work thats in involved, i've had wheels done for £35 and £50 a wheel, and £200 a set is good value for a proper job. As for economic down turn, i'm in the motor trade and we have more work than ever with peo...