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by bugsy
Wed 27 Sep, 2017 09:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Temporary brake failure - advice
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: Temporary brake failure - advice

On my bill it said the caliper seized as well. But they said the brake liquid would have filled the gap created by the lack of pad, so the brakes would have returned. It's just I didn't have a front near side brake.
by bugsy
Tue 26 Sep, 2017 15:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Temporary brake failure - advice
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: Temporary brake failure - advice

Amazingly, none of us guessed the actual problem. The side of the drivers front wheel brake pad disintegrated/collapsed.
So it was new front brake pads. All the tubes were checked and the brake fluid replaced (with Dot4) and so it is all back to normal.
by bugsy
Wed 06 Sep, 2017 21:30
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Do you agree with Doug?
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Do you agree with Doug?

Perhaps this should be moved to the Lounge?
by bugsy
Wed 06 Sep, 2017 21:27
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Do you agree with Doug?
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Do you agree with Doug?

[youtube=]https://youtu.be/K8h-hZouHZk[/youtube]

For those who do not know him, look at some of his videos. He can be very funny.
by bugsy
Wed 06 Sep, 2017 12:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Temporary brake failure - advice
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: Temporary brake failure - advice

Thanks for all the advice. Have arranged for the brake fluid change and will get all pads, disks and lines/hoses checked out as well.

I already have red stuff pads with standard disks fitted (thanks to this website). No wear warnings/issues were raised at the MOT in July.
by bugsy
Mon 04 Sep, 2017 10:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Temporary brake failure - advice
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Temporary brake failure - advice

Had a scary moment on Saturday night. After a 'spirited' drive I had a temporary brake failure at the bottom of my road. My foot went to the floor and I had hardly any brakes turning into my road. It is a built up area so I was (luckily) going very slowly when it happened. By the time I cruised up t...
by bugsy
Mon 04 Jul, 2016 12:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Advice required - central locking problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Re: Advice required - central locking problem

I thought that I'd give an update in case it helps anyone else. After checking all wires, fuses and bolts and even buying a new actuator, I finally worked out what was causing the problem. The central locking problem started at the time of having a flat battery which I replaced at the beginning of t...
by bugsy
Tue 19 Apr, 2016 11:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Advice required - central locking problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Re: Advice required - central locking problem

It was a tale of two days. On Saturday I got out the spare fob, reconnected the car battery and everything worked ok. For the rest of the day. But on Sunday, the central locking stopped working after a few minutes. Obviously it was observing the day of rest. I didn't get time to check all the things...
by bugsy
Fri 15 Apr, 2016 13:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Advice required - central locking problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Re: Advice required - central locking problem

I found was due to the boot loom (where it goes from lid to body) Thanks DC. I thought that I had done a close check but I will recheck this weekend. What happens when you unlock from the boot for example? Thanks Rob. It only open the boot Similarly, if you press the button on the drivers door down...
by bugsy
Thu 14 Apr, 2016 13:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Advice required - central locking problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Advice required - central locking problem

Hi, I have a problem with the central locking that has developed over winter. Just want to check if people think it's the passenger door actuator that is the cause. Problem is the key remote signal won't unlock the car. The interior light goes on (suggesting receiving a signal). The key remote signa...
by bugsy
Tue 07 May, 2013 09:59
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M Roadster help
Replies: 8
Views: 943

Re: M Roadster help

Welcome to the x-VX220 now drives an M Roadster club. I think you have just doubled the membership :)
by bugsy
Mon 27 Jun, 2011 16:02
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Pic request White leather interior...
Replies: 4
Views: 600

How about this?

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Only kidding :)

Found this on the web:

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by bugsy
Mon 13 Jun, 2011 23:01
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3M
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Nothing much to speak of. Been trying to keep it as original (for insurance purposes).

Since buying it I had the cat put back on straight away and spent £500 on original springs put back on it to raise it to the original ride height (since it had a bad lowering job).
by bugsy
Mon 13 Jun, 2011 16:23
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3M
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Yep. It's expensive, but essential (fits my elbow perfectly).

Might consider doing the Angel eyes next year.

Going in for oil service at Munich Leg-ends on Thursday so there might be a little more work, depends if they spot anything. Hopefully not :)
by bugsy
Mon 13 Jun, 2011 14:03
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3M
Replies: 6
Views: 624

My Z3M

Haven't posted many photos, but was fitting a center armrest on Saturday morning and took a few photos for your pleasure. http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab79/tebcrot/2011-06-11115759.jpg http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab79/tebcrot/2011-06-11115843.jpg http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab79/...
by bugsy
Thu 03 Mar, 2011 14:31
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tell us a joke...
Replies: 147
Views: 16518

( text joke ) `Hi mate. I dont want you to panic but i`m texting from casualty. Turns out the new Dyson Ball cleaner isn`t what i thought it was..` Reminds me of when I went to the chemist to buy some deodorant and they asked me if I wanted ball or aerosol I said neither, as it was for my armpits.
by bugsy
Sat 04 Dec, 2010 14:45
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Would you like to watch the green hornet?
Replies: 1
Views: 622

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by bugsy
Wed 24 Nov, 2010 09:44
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Zed Meets VX220
Replies: 39
Views: 1894

Hang_em_high wrote:
Titan wrote: yeh but it had a heated leather seat, my VX doesnt have that luxury :lol:
You look like you have the sports exhaust on the VX. Never tried it myself, what's it like? Loud?
by bugsy
Tue 16 Nov, 2010 15:26
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Analogue clock losing time
Replies: 8
Views: 586

I have the same problem with the clock sometimes.

I find driving at 88 mph helps me recover the lost time.
by bugsy
Wed 03 Nov, 2010 09:25
Forum: Performance
Topic: Recommended brake fitter in south London?
Replies: 7
Views: 627

gmgmotors in Sutton fitted the red stuff pads for me. £200 all in.
by bugsy
Fri 06 Aug, 2010 22:08
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: So who volunteered their M Roadster for the first stunt?
Replies: 1
Views: 388

And not all crashes are serious....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36yN-I6SMsY
by bugsy
Tue 03 Aug, 2010 17:52
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Boring Z3M Questions - Safety and MPG
Replies: 24
Views: 1464

Re: Boring Z3M Questions - Safety and MPG

Welcome With driver and passenger airbags & abs, I think it's very safe. Just check this out - http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3008917/Pair-survive-300ft-gorge-fall.html . As with any mid-engined car, you have to give it respect - especially in the wet. I've driven a Lotus Elise, VX220, S2...
by bugsy
Mon 02 Aug, 2010 09:15
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Braided Clutch Hose Pipe - Did it raise your biting point?
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Braided Clutch Hose Pipe - Did it raise your biting point?

Had the braided clutch hose pipe fitted at the weekend. The clutch is much better but have noted it raised the biting point to near the top of the range (before it was at about 2/3). It's not a bad thing, it's more like my corolla, but it's just different. Did this happen to others with the upgrade?...
by bugsy
Fri 30 Jul, 2010 15:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Steel Grey S54 on Pistonheads!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 2057

I've got this interior and the grey isn't that grey. Its the flash of the camera that really makes the grey stand out.

If you saw it in normal light, it's very one of the best combinations. 8-)
by bugsy
Fri 30 Jul, 2010 10:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.2i - What revs should it be pulling?
Replies: 11
Views: 737

I find at upto 4000rpm it pulls really well. Above that, it gets a bit loud and the girls walk about into the local kebab shop.
by bugsy
Thu 15 Jul, 2010 13:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Key fob that turns on internal light..
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Would have been better if it located the key fob and drove to it's position :lol:
by bugsy
Fri 09 Jul, 2010 16:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EBC Red Stuff pads are so good
Replies: 17
Views: 1021

btw - does anyone know what the mini brake disc thickness is? Could only find vented disc thickness ( http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19206&highlight=brake+disc+thick ) on this site and only this on the web: http://www.justpartsbiz.co.uk/acatalog/What_is_Brake_Disc_Minimum_Thickness_....
by bugsy
Thu 08 Jul, 2010 13:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EBC Red Stuff pads are so good
Replies: 17
Views: 1021

I read the same when considering my next pads. There are a few discussions on this site a few years ago about red stuff. Yes, the harder the compound, the quicker the disk wear. Just an excuse to get some cross drilled disks sooner :) The bite on the red stuff from cold doesn't appear to be an issue...
by bugsy
Thu 08 Jul, 2010 09:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EBC Red Stuff pads are so good
Replies: 17
Views: 1021

Mine are waiting to go on in the next couple of weeks :lol:
by bugsy
Fri 04 Jun, 2010 16:51
Forum: Performance
Topic: Where can you buy Goodyear f1's?
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Have you tried here? Not sure which tyres you want since there are a couple of F1 variants.

http://www.blackcircles.com/tyres/brands/goodyear

I recently used them for my corolla. Cheaper than dealers for supply & they have garage ratings.
by bugsy
Mon 19 Apr, 2010 11:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 2.8 - cutting out from cold - please help
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Hi,

Do a search on Engine Idle. Lots of possibilities:

This is a few from the M-Roadster section:
http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24748

Cheers
Bugs
by bugsy
Sun 11 Apr, 2010 21:22
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Hi from a Z3M Newbie
Replies: 30
Views: 2800

Bugsy, do you know if your car had the vanos bolt recall carried out. All S50's were recalled to fit longer vanos bolts due to them sheering :shock: Yes, I read about that after the garage had told me what had happened (thanks to this forum). It would be difficult to find out about it since my S50 ...
by bugsy
Sat 10 Apr, 2010 11:33
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Hi from a Z3M Newbie
Replies: 30
Views: 2800

Bella (as she is now called by my girlfriend) has just celebrated her first birthday with us, so I thought I'd give a quick update. She has been a lot of fun over the autumn & weekend. I was abroad during the snow of Dec & Jan and Bella stayed under covers at home. A few long journeys across Britain...
by bugsy
Mon 05 Apr, 2010 18:45
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Very lumpy idle
Replies: 6
Views: 895

Have you tried the ICV? These are from other posts having searched for Engine Idle: two days before M O T , typical, engine developed really bad idle also cutting out.suspected air getting in after airflow sensor after reading other posts,seemed probable as engine revs also slow to come down after r...
by bugsy
Fri 05 Feb, 2010 09:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Avoid Coopers Bmw
Replies: 28
Views: 1470

Coopers quoted £900+ for my Service 2. Banstead was about £600.

In the end I went to GMG Motors http://www.gmgmotors.co.uk/ near Sutton. I would recommend them, they were quick, professional and good value. It's run by a former BMW mechanic who likes to talk about cars.
by bugsy
Tue 20 Oct, 2009 13:56
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Hi from a Z3M Newbie
Replies: 30
Views: 2800

6 month review

It's been just over 6 months since I brought the Z3M and it has been filled with fun (I have re-found my enjoyment for driving as a result of buying the car). I have been measuring the MPG along the way. On average around London I've been getting 23. I recently went for a 600 mile trip to Wales and ...
by bugsy
Tue 23 Jun, 2009 09:29
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Scuffed wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 632

I'm the same :cry: At the weekend just touched the curb and have a small (half the length of a 5p) scuff on otherwise perfect wheel. I've read that the colour of the alloys is Chromeline but cannot find that colour on the web. Have read that we're unlikely to find it. Therefore will be popping into ...
by bugsy
Tue 05 May, 2009 13:15
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Bit of light reading...
Replies: 3
Views: 428

by bugsy
Tue 05 May, 2009 12:47
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Bit of light reading...
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Bit of light reading...

This arrived today from Amazon - a brick of a book. Has anyone brought the same thing?? Should help sort out any little niggles that arise.

Bugs :rtm:
by bugsy
Thu 09 Apr, 2009 13:21
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Hi from a Z3M Newbie
Replies: 30
Views: 2800

Bugsey, Looking good! Regards Cats you would do well to consider aftermarket sports cats. Much freer flowing and much much cheaper than oem replacements from BMW. Prospeed in Cardiff will supply them, others might but cant vouch for anyone else. Thanks for that. I was given the cat as part of the s...
by bugsy
Mon 06 Apr, 2009 19:08
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Hi from a Z3M Newbie
Replies: 30
Views: 2800

Rob13 wrote: I will have to keep an eye out for you as I am also in Sutton..!
Cool, I warn you I do tend to wave when I see similar cars. Where do you go for servicing? Coopers? Thx b
by bugsy
Mon 06 Apr, 2009 18:10
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Hi from a Z3M Newbie
Replies: 30
Views: 2800

Bugsy, welcome on board, I am sure it will bring plenty of big wide grins to your face :D I'm looking forward to seeing how this reacts to my previous sports car the VX220. That was immense fun in the dry, a little twitchy in the wet and absolutely lethal in the snow - although it was humourous wat...
by bugsy
Mon 06 Apr, 2009 17:27
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Hi from a Z3M Newbie
Replies: 30
Views: 2800

The car seems a nice clean example to me and was a good price for the condition/mileage. Without sounding too nosey could I ask how much the deal was done for? No probs. £8.4k. I haggled because it was an import (imported by a BMW garage in 2005), service due, mot due in July, car tax due in august...
by bugsy
Mon 06 Apr, 2009 15:35
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Hi from a Z3M Newbie
Replies: 30
Views: 2800

Is this the Z3M from Peterborough that I mentioned in previous posts? Yep. The guy was really nice and honest. Can't see any damage. Panel alignment good and the same colour on all panels. I know people were cautious because he works/owns a bodyshop, but if he has repaired the car that was an amazi...
by bugsy
Mon 06 Apr, 2009 13:14
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Hi from a Z3M Newbie
Replies: 30
Views: 2800

Engine management changes for new exhaust?

One quick question (can't find an answer in the forum).

The car has been de-cat so I am going to have the cat put back on. Does any changes need to be performed to the engine management if swapping the exhausts?
by bugsy
Mon 06 Apr, 2009 12:58
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Hi from a Z3M Newbie
Replies: 30
Views: 2800

Hi from a Z3M Newbie

Hi from a newbie, Picked up my Z3M on Saturday. I have to apologise to Crooky & K12AN who have mentioned this car in previous posts. I'm afraid I beat you to it. The car was in a great condition for a 10 year old car. A few little niggles that need to be fixed, but they're easily done. It does need ...