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by Frank.A
Tue 24 Feb, 2015 15:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Arm Rest
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: Arm Rest

Here is link to two other versions using E46 armrests Jims', and my own.

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... st#p368562
by Frank.A
Wed 07 May, 2014 11:51
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For sale - footwell storage cargo net
Replies: 22
Views: 1244

Re: For sale - footwell storage cargo net

Best price I have found for the SUZUKI item is £9.95 with free P&P.

http://www.partsworld-uk.com/product/Ca ... -79J41-000
by Frank.A
Sun 27 Apr, 2014 20:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Magnetic Stoneguards - the next generation
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Magnetic Stoneguards - the next generation

Thanks Titan,payment sent.

Regards,
Frank
by Frank.A
Sun 27 Apr, 2014 20:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Magnetic Stoneguards - the next generation
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Magnetic Stoneguards - the next generation

Email on it's way.
by Frank.A
Sat 08 Mar, 2014 15:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Falken Tyres...advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Falken Tyres...advice?

It's what tyres you fit up front that make the greatest contribution to tramlining.
by Frank.A
Sat 08 Mar, 2014 09:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Falken Tyres...advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Falken Tyres...advice?

My experience of directional tyres on 3 very different vehicles and using F1s,452s, Kuhmo and Vederstein is that they can cause or exacerbate tramlining. Our Zed handles well with no vices on Ze912s.The cars were originally sold with Continental or Dunlop before directionals were created.
by Frank.A
Tue 28 Jan, 2014 19:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Service Manual
Replies: 18
Views: 783

Re: Z3 Service Manual

There is a Haynes Manual which includes the Z3. Haynes Repair Manual 18021 BMW 3-Series 1992-1998 (Also includes Z3 models). You can buy from Amazon market place for about £13inc or on ebay the cheapest is about £14. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-3-series-Automotive-Repair-Manual-1992-to-1998-by-J-H...
by Frank.A
Sat 18 Jan, 2014 18:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: E36 Centre Arm Rest
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

Re: E36 Centre Arm Rest

leach62 wrote:Frank

Good job, glad you got it all sorted.

Regards Jim
Jim,

I had been thinking of this for some time,but it was your pictures and method which finally galvanised me into action.I am surprised that no one else has posted their own attempts.

Regards,
Frank
by Frank.A
Sat 18 Jan, 2014 12:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: E36 Centre Arm Rest
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

Re: E36 Centre Arm Rest

Hi Frank That looks good and neat and you get the oddments tray as well. Looks to be just the right height as well, I could never understand why one was never fitted as standard. Can you still access the switches at the rear of the armrest for the electric roof? Brian, Here is a pic of the rear of ...
by Frank.A
Fri 17 Jan, 2014 17:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: E36 Centre Arm Rest
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

Re: E36 Centre Arm Rest

I have finally got around to taking some picture of my efforts at an armrest utilizing an armrest and mounting from an E46 Compact sourced on Ebay for £21inc.The original mounting has been reduced in height and bolted through the centre console with a re-inforcing plate underneath.I decided on the b...
by Frank.A
Sun 29 Dec, 2013 10:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted-Cup Holder insert tray for centre console
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Wanted-Cup Holder insert tray for centre console

Has anyone a cup holder tray for centre console for sale?

I think the Pt No is 51 16 8 413 622
by Frank.A
Mon 23 Dec, 2013 14:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: E36 Centre Arm Rest
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

Re: E36 Centre Arm Rest

The problem with the 5 series (at least the E39) is the rest does not have a cut out to operate the handbrake.As the handbrake/parking brake is also intended as an 'emergency' brake ,having to lift the arm rest to operate the brake would result in an MoT fail
by Frank.A
Mon 23 Dec, 2013 13:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: E36 Centre Arm Rest
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

Re: E36 Centre Arm Rest

Hi Jim,

I will certainly let you know how I get on once I've sourced the bits.

In the meantime,thanks for your help and best wishes for Xmas to you and all Zed owners.

Regards,

Frank
by Frank.A
Mon 23 Dec, 2013 11:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: E36 Centre Arm Rest
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

Re: E36 Centre Arm Rest

Hi Jim,

Thanks for the pictures of an excellent job! Is that an E46 armrest with oddments tray?
I had discounted the E46,but I shall look again as there is a larger selection of them.

Regards,Frank
by Frank.A
Sun 22 Dec, 2013 20:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: E36 Centre Arm Rest
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

Re: E36 Centre Arm Rest

Hello Jim, Thanks for your input,I look forward to the pictures.I haven't bought an armrest and mounting bracket yet,but have studied various pictures and decided that mounting the bracket to the tunnel was probably not the way to go. I had considered cutting down the bracket to preserve the trunnio...
by Frank.A
Sun 22 Dec, 2013 12:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: E36 Centre Arm Rest
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

E36 Centre Arm Rest

Has anyone successfully used an E36 armrest in a Z3,before I start spending money.I realize that there are after market alternatives at a price,but I would prefer DIY using some OEM parts if possible.
Thanks for any ideas.
by Frank.A
Sat 05 Oct, 2013 16:06
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Front bumper lights on Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Front bumper lights on Ebay

There are Clear Front Bumper Lights on Ebay complete with bulbs for under £30/pair inclusive.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/96-02-BMW-Z3- ... 3a856e2d17
by Frank.A
Wed 18 Sep, 2013 14:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spacers
Replies: 19
Views: 697

Re: Spacers

Spacers bolted to hubs and wheels bolted to spacers is the proper engineering method for 15mm and above.These aren't really spacers,more hub extensions.
by Frank.A
Tue 17 Sep, 2013 15:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spacers
Replies: 19
Views: 697

Re: Spacers

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Hubcentric-5-hole-20mm-wheel-spacer-kit-Bolts-E36-E46-E90-Z3-Z4-/400545417102?pt=UK_Cars_Parts_Vehicles_Wheels_tyre_Trims_Trims_ET&hash=item5d425e078e#vi-ilComp These on Ebay are a good price but the listing seems confused.It states 20mm in the header but further on in ...
by Frank.A
Tue 17 Sep, 2013 11:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spacers
Replies: 19
Views: 697

Re: Spacers

I had type 64 on my Zed originally,which I believe have the same offset as type 55.I had 20mm steel HC spacers which are the optimum to bolt to the hubs and then use your original wheel bolts to refit wheels.I am considering using these 20mm spacers wwith my current type 18s.
by Frank.A
Fri 13 Sep, 2013 21:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: foot well lighting
Replies: 161
Views: 19773

Re: foot well lighting

Add me to the list of punters please.

Thanks for your efforts and sharing these!
by Frank.A
Fri 26 Jul, 2013 20:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Interior light
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Interior light

The courtesy switches are incorporated in the door latches.Top of interior switch down is off.Bottom of switch down is on.Cetral position is operated by ignition switch and central locking.
by Frank.A
Wed 17 Jul, 2013 12:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tramlining - sorted
Replies: 14
Views: 924

Re: Tramlining - sorted

My experience with 3 very different types of vehicle is that directional tyres equals directional instability.I bought my Zed with Goodyear F1s on the front and Falken 452s on the rear and it was approaching dangerous on some road surfaces.The car was already fitted with Polys,Strut brace and Butt S...
by Frank.A
Mon 15 Jul, 2013 16:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Identify wheels?
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Identify wheels?

Original option on 2.8 and 3.0. Type 64

Mine came with them.
by Frank.A
Wed 10 Jul, 2013 16:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sidelight confusion
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Sidelight confusion

I think the confusion lies in the different traffic laws in UK,Europe and the USA.
Whereas they are classed as 'side lights' in UK and Europe and are white,in the USA they are 'side marker lights' and are amber.Until relatively recently I believe some Volvos had this setup also.
by Frank.A
Tue 09 Jul, 2013 13:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218410

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

I finally got around to fitting the ///M mirrors that I have had for months.

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by Frank.A
Sat 06 Jul, 2013 09:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Foglights (2002 Sport) Ribbed or Clear
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: Z3 Foglights (2002 Sport) Ribbed or Clear

Is this any good?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E39-5-SER ... 3f265f8073

There are plenty of the ribbed glass variety on Ebay at sub £40.
by Frank.A
Fri 05 Jul, 2013 20:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Foglights (2002 Sport) Ribbed or Clear
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: Z3 Foglights (2002 Sport) Ribbed or Clear

They were ribbed on my reg 2000 build date Nov 1999.
by Frank.A
Thu 20 Jun, 2013 17:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Drainage cups for soft top (behind seats)
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: Drainage cups for soft top (behind seats)

I tried some pics yesterday,but it is very difficult see them never mind photograph them.Raise the hood one to two feet.If you look down behind either door, you should see one of the main hood hinge struts which runs fore and aft.If you shine a light down between the strut and the inner wing yo migh...
by Frank.A
Tue 18 Jun, 2013 15:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Drainage cups for soft top (behind seats)
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: Drainage cups for soft top (behind seats)

BladeRunner919 wrote:Really? Well, you learn something every day. I've had a good prod around that area and never seen them!!
Specsavers? :)

The last time I cleaned them was a while ago when fitting Damper reinforcement plates.I think you need to peal back the hood well carpet to access the drain funnels.
by Frank.A
Tue 18 Jun, 2013 12:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Drainage cups for soft top (behind seats)
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: Drainage cups for soft top (behind seats)

The drainage 'cups' are just behind the 'B' post at each side of the car.They are not easily visible with the hood fully down.
by Frank.A
Fri 24 May, 2013 12:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218410

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Storm still advertise the plain item as well as one with etched Storm Logo and shift pattern.I believe that the ///M version is discontinued.

The one I bought is second user.
by Frank.A
Fri 24 May, 2013 10:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218410

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Image

Finally decided to buy a Storm V1.It's a pity about the ///M but at least it's discreet. :)
by Frank.A
Sat 04 May, 2013 17:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Having a clear out of Z3 parts
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: Having a clear out of Z3 parts

You have PM.
by Frank.A
Thu 02 May, 2013 11:54
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Black Z3
Replies: 0
Views: 315

Black Z3

Seen today at 11:15 on the A614 in Holme upon Spalding Moor.
Black Z3 with the hood up. :shock:
by Frank.A
Wed 03 Apr, 2013 19:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hand brake sleeve
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Hand brake sleeve

Twist and pull.
by Frank.A
Thu 21 Mar, 2013 22:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: engine oil change
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: engine oil change

I use a Pela vacuum pump alternate years and in the intervening years pay my local garage £20 to change oil at MoT time.I supply materials.
by Frank.A
Wed 20 Mar, 2013 09:15
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED: 16" Alloys for Z3
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: WANTED: 16" Alloys for Z3

More time needed cleaning than driving. :roll:
by Frank.A
Mon 18 Mar, 2013 14:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: transmission oil changes.
Replies: 26
Views: 2499

Re: transmission oil changes.

Something worth remembering when changing oils where a filler/level and drain plugs are involved is to always remove the filler plug FIRST!
by Frank.A
Mon 18 Mar, 2013 10:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: transmission oil changes.
Replies: 26
Views: 2499

Re: transmission oil changes.

Time for a change.Changing the gearbox oil should result in improved gear selection.Details in the knowledge base.

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... il#p171341
by Frank.A
Sat 02 Mar, 2013 16:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: petrol consumption
Replies: 57
Views: 1408

Re: petrol consumption

The 2.8 is generally accepted as the most economical.Mine averages around 33mpg but it once managed 40mpg in ideal conditions.
by Frank.A
Sun 06 Jan, 2013 09:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Soft top not working - now fixed
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: Soft top not working - now fixed

The instruction manual states you should operate roof with the engine running to ease the load on the battery.What I have experienced is the roof won't operate without the engine running due to the brake pedal not operating the brake light switch.This is due to the extra movement of the pedal when t...
by Frank.A
Sun 30 Dec, 2012 09:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fogg performance air intake mod
Replies: 16
Views: 1115

Re: Fogg performance air intake mod

Rich,have you thought of a boot rack modified to take a rear facing child seat? That would keep jr occupied and quiet for a little while.No spirited driving,mind.You may have to inform your Insurance that the zed had become a 3 seater with a tiny increase in the premium. It's been done before. :sho...
by Frank.A
Sun 16 Dec, 2012 11:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Storing Spare Wheel in Boot
Replies: 71
Views: 3463

Re: Storing Spare Wheel in Boot

Not a good advert for Puncture Safe,or was the damage too great? :shock:
by Frank.A
Fri 14 Dec, 2012 12:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Off the shelf or custom exhaust
Replies: 15
Views: 793

Re: Off the shelf or custom exhaust

Burning fuel creates water vapour, which will condense on any cold surface, so don't use car for short journeys! Stainless steel systems can be made from thinner gauge simply because of corrosion resistance over standard steel systems, this equates to more noise. And also a saving in weight, the st...
by Frank.A
Fri 14 Dec, 2012 09:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Condensation arrrggghhhh
Replies: 20
Views: 1127

Re: Condensation arrrggghhhh

You can purchase containers of silica gel which is more efficient than salt.Put the container in a warm oven every few days to regenerate. Using aircon in the winter is better for clearing and reducing steaming up as the air is dried. If the heater increases steaming up,it could point to a leaking h...
by Frank.A
Fri 14 Dec, 2012 09:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Off the shelf or custom exhaust
Replies: 15
Views: 793

Re: Off the shelf or custom exhaust

Burning fuel creates water vapour, which will condense on any cold surface, so don't use car for short journeys!
Stainless steel systems can be made from thinner gauge simply because of corrosion resistance over standard steel systems, this equates to more noise.
by Frank.A
Tue 04 Dec, 2012 21:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering Wheel Air Bag Help
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: Steering Wheel Air Bag Help

Why not try one of these.

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by Frank.A
Mon 12 Nov, 2012 20:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Which Coolant/Antifreeze?
Replies: 19
Views: 1647

Re: Which Coolant/Antifreeze?

I doubt that BMW manufacture the BMW badged coolant.It is more likely to be made by a chemical giant such as BASF who produce formula suitable for the majority of vehicle manufacturers.Here is the Comma approval on the Comma website. http://www.commaoil.co.uk/productsguide/view/6/353 You can still f...
by Frank.A
Mon 12 Nov, 2012 16:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Which Coolant/Antifreeze?
Replies: 19
Views: 1647

Re: Which Coolant/Antifreeze?

This is what I use.The spec is correct and so is the price.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antifreeze-5- ... 46086bbafc