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by Tufarlian
Wed 18 Oct, 2017 16:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlamp replacement FUBAR
Replies: 15
Views: 958

Re: Headlamp replacement FUBAR

HB3 and HB4 here.

In a July 2000 build Z3 3.0
by Tufarlian
Mon 28 Aug, 2017 09:11
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New Member
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: New Member

Hi and welcome.

You'll soon get this request from many more but just for once I'll be first.

Photos please :-)
by Tufarlian
Wed 14 Jun, 2017 08:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel soft centred?
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Steering wheel soft centred?

Normal if the horn sounds when you press it
by Tufarlian
Mon 29 May, 2017 16:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: M chrome surround
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Re: M chrome surround

You have a PM.....
by Tufarlian
Thu 25 May, 2017 07:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another Royal fan
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: Another Royal fan

135GBP + 9.99P&P (Parcelforce next day recorded) + 100 deposit

That's exchange for my old wheel. £100 deposit refunded once the old wheel is returned

Took about 10 days and it arrived on the day Jack promised when I ordered it.
by Tufarlian
Wed 24 May, 2017 17:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another Royal fan
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Another Royal fan

Many folks on here have recommended Royal Steering Wheels and having decided that I'm keeping my Z3 for the foreseeable I finally gave in and ordered a re-trimmed wheel. It arrived yesterday and I fitted it straight away. I am very impressed. :-) One more recommendation for Jack at Royal Steering Wh...
by Tufarlian
Fri 19 May, 2017 18:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seatbelt retraction.
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: Seatbelt retraction.

Really good suggestion this is. If your seat belts don't fully retract easily then please try it.

My seat belts looked perfectly clean but the driver's belt was especially slow to fully retract. Cleaned with warm water and dilute fairy liquid. Left to dry and now works like new.

Give it a go!
by Tufarlian
Wed 17 May, 2017 12:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Screen Washers
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: Screen Washers

I remember manual screen washers :-)

The one way valves do eventually fail internally but they are really quite cheap to buy from your friendly neighbourhood dealer....
by Tufarlian
Wed 17 May, 2017 08:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Screen Washers
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: Screen Washers

The valves do stop the screenwash draining back.

If it clogs up regularly check the tank. You might find a surprising amount of gunk at the bottom.....
by Tufarlian
Wed 10 May, 2017 21:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC and Brake Fluid Light.
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Re: ASC and Brake Fluid Light.

Easy things first - check the brake fluid level.

If that's ok then get the fault codes read. That will point you in the right direction. Much better than guessing.

Good luck :-)
by Tufarlian
Wed 19 Apr, 2017 11:59
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Front Seat Lift Spacers / Seat Lifters
Replies: 31
Views: 3693

Re: Front Seat Lift Spacers

My kit arrived today.

Looks very nicely made. :)

Seat is coming out to have the bolster refurb'ed next week so it will go back in with the kit.

Thanks
Mark
by Tufarlian
Wed 31 Aug, 2016 07:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel Nuts Upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 1418

Re: Wheel Nuts Upgrade?

Fender2004 wrote:You can buy chrome looking wheel nut covers but they are made from plastic.
Do the plastic covers fit the locking wheel nuts as well?
by Tufarlian
Thu 23 Jun, 2016 22:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3m rear view mirror wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 1394

Re: Z3m rear view mirror wanted

Convertible Mini mirror retrofit is in the knowledgebase: http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=42469 Thanks Rob That talks about an auto dimming mirror which I'm not bothered about. Just would like a smaller mirror and had given up on the idea because M mirrors are always so expensive. Ma...
by Tufarlian
Thu 23 Jun, 2016 17:51
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3m rear view mirror wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 1394

Re: Z3m rear view mirror wanted

Antm72 wrote:You could use one from a Convertible mini they are a direct fit too.
My Z3 is a 3.0 and the alarm electrics are inside the rear view mirror.
Do you know if they will fit into the convertible mini mirror?
Thanks
Mark
by Tufarlian
Thu 10 Mar, 2016 08:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oil consumption
Replies: 10
Views: 1337

Re: Oil consumption

The designs are similar so I guess so but I've only actually seen it on an M54 and there are Youtube videos on how to change the gasket.
by Tufarlian
Wed 09 Mar, 2016 17:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oil consumption
Replies: 10
Views: 1337

Re: Oil consumption

As well as the usual M54 oil use there is a fairly well known oil leak problem from the oil filter gasket where the unit is bolted to the block, when the gasket ages and becomes brittle. This can happen with no oil showing on the floor under the car as it only leaks when under pressure and the oil g...
by Tufarlian
Thu 11 Feb, 2016 08:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Leak in rear which is weeting boot carpet, pooling in batter
Replies: 24
Views: 1581

Re: Leak in rear which is weeting boot carpet, pooling in ba

For the rear window edging black silicon sealer makes a good adhesive (and sealer). A thin bead under the edge and then tuck it back in place. This isn't going to be leaking into the boot though. If it leaks it will be into the car. I've not had the problem with the third brake light but it is a kno...
by Tufarlian
Sat 30 Jan, 2016 09:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: So it's still not handling how I'd want...
Replies: 64
Views: 5747

Re: So it's still not handling how I'd want...

May car, a 3.0, used to tramline badly. I read lots of posts on here and worked through the list. Front bushes (Powerflex), including new lower suspension arms. Strut brace. No difference (so I sold it). Rear shocks and top mounts. Better ride but still tramlined. Front spring broke so new front spr...
by Tufarlian
Wed 04 Nov, 2015 17:40
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: I'm back after 2 years.
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: I'm back after 2 years.

Depending on your budget you may have missed the boat for a Z3M.

I know I have. :-(

A 3 litre though? They remain a bargain.....
by Tufarlian
Sat 31 Oct, 2015 08:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: terrible steering wheel noise
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: terrible steering wheel noise

Sounds like it could be the slipper ring that's dried out.

If you take the steering column cover off you should be able to direct a some silicone spray into it with one of those long nozzles that come with aerosol lubricants (if you haven't lost it like I usually do).
by Tufarlian
Tue 27 Oct, 2015 18:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 gear change?
Replies: 25
Views: 2322

Re: Z3 gear change?

Changing the gearbox oil is a very good idea and I suggest also fitting an Earl's braided clutch hose.

The original flexible pipe can expand when hot leading to the clutch not fully disengaging. The Earl's braided hose sorts that.

https://www.earls.co.uk/earls/index.html
by Tufarlian
Mon 26 Oct, 2015 17:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lazy screen wash on one side.
Replies: 14
Views: 910

Re: Lazy screen wash on one side.

I'm a big fan of fixing things rather than just replacing but if it is the jet they are one of the few things are are really quite cheap and your local dealer will probably have them in stock....
by Tufarlian
Mon 26 Oct, 2015 08:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are All Hardtops The Same?
Replies: 37
Views: 3653

Re: Are All Hardtops The Same?

pingu wrote:The switch will work, but it will carry the full load.....
Surely if it needed a relay and the relay was missing the circuit would be incomplete and the HRW just wouldn't work?
by Tufarlian
Mon 26 Oct, 2015 08:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lazy screen wash on one side.
Replies: 14
Views: 910

Re: Lazy screen wash on one side.

Part number 61661389040

Common to all Z3s and 3, 5 and 7 series as well

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partxre ... 1661389040
by Tufarlian
Sun 25 Oct, 2015 07:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are All Hardtops The Same?
Replies: 37
Views: 3653

Re: Are All Hardtops The Same?

Dave L2 wrote:I never fitted a relay, no-one told me, where the hell does that go ;)
Niether did I. Just fitted a facelift HRW switch and it's worked OK for 2 winters now.
by Tufarlian
Sat 24 Oct, 2015 22:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lazy screen wash on one side.
Replies: 14
Views: 910

Re: Lazy screen wash on one side.

gookah wrote:I think you should check the gauze filter at the bottom of the pump, Sounds like the pump is ok to supply one side only but not both. the get clocgged up and produce poor flow for the pump.
Yes. Could be. My car's had that problem as well :-)
by Tufarlian
Sat 24 Oct, 2015 16:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lazy screen wash on one side.
Replies: 14
Views: 910

Re: Lazy screen wash on one side.

It's probably the jet. They have non return valve built in that has a habit of failing.

If you release the bonnet soundproofing you may well find the jet is leaking.

They are not very expensive. About £3 I think.

Mark
by Tufarlian
Sat 24 Oct, 2015 15:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Tyres Advice Please
Replies: 17
Views: 1450

Re: New Tyres Advice Please

lebigmec wrote:Does anyone know which tyres were fitted from new by BMW?
Often Continentals.....
by Tufarlian
Sat 17 Oct, 2015 17:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Tyres Advice Please
Replies: 17
Views: 1450

Re: New Tyres Advice Please

I'm a big fan of Avon tyres.

They transformed my Z. Tramlining gone completely and a much better ride than the Continentals that they replaced.
by Tufarlian
Tue 29 Sep, 2015 16:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: window
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: window

Also check the fixing bolt at the bottom of the rear window guide channel.

It has a habit of working loose and that causes the window to be slightly out of alignment.
by Tufarlian
Mon 07 Sep, 2015 08:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacing spark plugs
Replies: 8
Views: 976

Re: Replacing spark plugs

I have a 3.0lt It takes 6 x NGK BKR6EQUP platinum spark plugs. The job is easier if you use a long tube plug socket. If you use a normal plug socket and extension (like in the video) then the socket tends to stay on the spark plug when you've tightened the new spark plug. Take a look at this http://...
by Tufarlian
Mon 20 Jul, 2015 17:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Flat spot and pinking cured
Replies: 15
Views: 1506

Re: Flat spot and pinking cured

Thansk
by Tufarlian
Mon 20 Jul, 2015 16:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Flat spot and pinking cured
Replies: 15
Views: 1506

Re: Flat spot and pinking cured

If it's greyed out, than means (in theory) it doesn't apply to your car. Real Oem uses the same diagram for different applications/markets, but only lists the components that are relevant to your chassis number. "in theory" :-) The link is from a search based in my car's chassis number and I can as...
by Tufarlian
Mon 20 Jul, 2015 11:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Flat spot and pinking cured
Replies: 15
Views: 1506

Re: Flat spot and pinking cured

Interesting thread. Thanks for sharing this. Just checked mine and it is split. Insulating tape ok for now. I think I've found the part on RealOEM but it's greyed out. Possibly no longer available? I think it's number 9 on this diagram. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=CN52-EUR-07-2000-Z...
by Tufarlian
Sat 18 Jul, 2015 10:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DIY Fitting of New Hood
Replies: 13
Views: 1311

Re: DIY Fitting of New Hood

That's disappointing.

Not making excuses for him but he's out most days fitting hoods.

Try his mobile 07587 631 886
by Tufarlian
Sat 18 Jul, 2015 08:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: water pump
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Re: water pump

I changed my water pump (Z3 3.0i). Not a difficult job really. Didn't need to remove the radiator but you do need to remove the viscous fan and shield. Can be done with just the large spanner but quicker if you have the special holding tool as well. Water pump itself is easy enough when the fan and ...
by Tufarlian
Wed 08 Jul, 2015 14:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DIY Fitting of New Hood
Replies: 13
Views: 1311

Re: DIY Fitting of New Hood

Definitely a vote from me for the SoftTopShop in Stockport.

Great job, done at my home. Good quality hood and good quality work. He knows what he's doing.

Added to that he's a straightforward guy to deal with as well.

Mark
by Tufarlian
Wed 27 May, 2015 21:59
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 OEM rear screen
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: Z3 OEM rear screen

Yes.

Should've posted as sold now

Mark
by Tufarlian
Tue 19 May, 2015 17:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 OEM rear screen
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: Z3 OEM rear screen

Anyone interested at £45?

This is a good condition OEM rear screen.

Cheers
Mark
by Tufarlian
Fri 08 May, 2015 14:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacement rear screen.
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: Replacement rear screen.

Hi Ken

You have a PM.....
by Tufarlian
Sat 02 May, 2015 08:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 OEM rear screen
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: Z3 OEM rear screen

Bump
by Tufarlian
Fri 01 May, 2015 19:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What about these wheels?
Replies: 13
Views: 1599

Re: What about these wheels?

Decision taken.

The type 42s live to fight another day. Booked in for refurb.

Silver centres with powder coat "chrome" rims. Not polished as nobody says they'll last any time in real use.
by Tufarlian
Tue 28 Apr, 2015 16:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What about these wheels?
Replies: 13
Views: 1599

Re: What about these wheels?

LOL

Blunt and direct as ever Mr Fishwick. :)

I have had exactly those thoughts and am collecting quotes for refurbs at the moment.

I do like the look of the LM wheels though......

Mark
by Tufarlian
Tue 28 Apr, 2015 07:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What about these wheels?
Replies: 13
Views: 1599

Re: What about these wheels?

Well thanks for that Mr G8jka.

Last night I had decided to keep searching for a refurb place.

Now I'm back on the idea of new wheels :-)

Your car looks great on them.
by Tufarlian
Mon 27 Apr, 2015 17:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 7106

Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Just had a new blue hood on my Z3, supplied and fitted by The Softtop Shop http://www.thesofttopshop.com/home Excellent quality. Very pleased. Took 5 hours and he came to me to fit it. £599 supplied and fitted. Paul is a good guy who knows what he's doing. No hesitation in recommending him. Check ou...
by Tufarlian
Mon 27 Apr, 2015 17:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What about these wheels?
Replies: 13
Views: 1599

Re: What about these wheels?

Agree, but it's looking like at least £130 plus per wheel to refurb, without a fixed price until the wheels are split. That and the risk with quality of a refurb is making me think. The guy who did them 5 years ago obviously did a reasonable job in the end but he did them twice before I was happy. T...
by Tufarlian
Mon 27 Apr, 2015 15:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What about these wheels?
Replies: 13
Views: 1599

What about these wheels?

My Z3s wheels are split rims (type 42 bolted). They were refurbed 5 years ago and are beginning to show again now. Split rims seem to be much more expensive to refurb now that they used to be. In fact it can be cheaper to buy new wheels. I'm thinking about these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20112516840...
by Tufarlian
Mon 27 Apr, 2015 12:03
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 OEM rear screen
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Z3 OEM rear screen

I've just had a new soft top fitted and I rescued the screen from the old one. It is about 18 months old and has spent at least 6 months of that folded away with the BMW protector under the hardtop. It has the usual fold line but very few scratches. Very presentable and usable screen. Comes with the...
by Tufarlian
Mon 27 Apr, 2015 11:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218583

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A nice new blue roof.

Can certainly recommend http://www.thesofttopshop.com

Paul is a good guy who knows what he's doing. Great job.

Mark
by Tufarlian
Thu 02 Apr, 2015 18:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218583

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

All the shocks came from Euro Car Parts. My car is a 3.0 (with standard suspension) and ECP don't list shocks for it but a bit of research on RealOEM shows that they are same rears as the 2.2 and the same front struts for all 6 cylinder Z3s. Front and rear top mounts are Meyle and I found them on eB...