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by dennisedlin
Mon 21 Aug, 2017 20:27
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Hard top, BMW fixing kit, tonneau and mesh wind deflector for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: Hard top, BMW fixing kit, tonneau and mesh wind deflector for sale

Sorry for the late replies.
All items now sold to forum members.
by dennisedlin
Thu 17 Aug, 2017 20:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Hard top, BMW fixing kit, tonneau and mesh wind deflector for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: Hard top, BMW fixing kit, tonneau and mesh wind deflector for sale

Just Tonneau cover in black and zipped a Mesh Wind deflector left.
Hard Top and kit gone to a fellow forum member.

Just make a fair offer as I would rather let them go here than on EBay.
by dennisedlin
Wed 16 Aug, 2017 09:27
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Hard top, BMW fixing kit, tonneau and mesh wind deflector for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: Hard top, BMW fixing kit, tonneau and mesh wind deflector for sale

Hopefully already sold to a forum member, but will let you know if that falls through. Thanks


Tonneau and Mesh wind deflector are still available.
by dennisedlin
Tue 15 Aug, 2017 08:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot Leak finding
Replies: 18
Views: 1355

Re: Boot Leak finding

Do you park on a hill facing uphill? If so heavy rainfall will overwhelm the seal geometry and will find its way into the boot. There is no fix.....just park facing downhill and problem solved. On the flat or small slopes no problem......steep slope equals very wet boot.
by dennisedlin
Mon 14 Aug, 2017 21:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Hard top, BMW fixing kit, tonneau and mesh wind deflector for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: Hard top, BMW fixing kit, tonneau and mesh wind deflector for sale

These are the seals that the Windows butt up to when installed, not the seal that sits on the body at the rear.
by dennisedlin
Mon 14 Aug, 2017 19:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Hard top, BMW fixing kit, tonneau and mesh wind deflector for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Hard top, BMW fixing kit, tonneau and mesh wind deflector for sale

I know how difficult it can be to acquire these items so before they go to EBay I am offering them to forum members. If you want any item please make a sensible offer. Hard top in Topaz blue. Some scratching and marking to bottom edge below window. I also have a set of new rubber seals too. Top can ...
by dennisedlin
Wed 26 Oct, 2016 16:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: top speed
Replies: 12
Views: 1416

Re: top speed

I once tested a Nissan 350Z when they came out.....I reached 153mph indicated on a suitable course :wink: and at that speed the front end became so light I nearly sh*t myself.......wouldn't fancy it in a Z3.
by dennisedlin
Mon 10 Oct, 2016 06:50
Forum: Performance
Topic: Z3 2.8 Widebody
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: Z3 2.8 Widebody

The offset is too low and will result in the wheels being proud of the arches. On the 2.8 it won't be too bad on the rear as with standard off set of 38 some use spacers. The front will stick out too far.
by dennisedlin
Thu 06 Oct, 2016 16:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rear wing compatability and facelift '97
Replies: 17
Views: 1491

Re: rear wing compatability and facelift '97

Thanks, just shows you can learn something every day, which given the extensive nature of a rear end 'upgrade' might then point more towards a repair after a shunt. Has anyone undertaken this change?
by dennisedlin
Thu 06 Oct, 2016 09:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rear wing compatability and facelift '97
Replies: 17
Views: 1491

Re: rear wing compatability and facelift '97

This is not difficult to do as all the parts including the rear wings just bolt on. No, they don't! It requires some modification of the shell to take the new parts and rear lights. What part of the shell do you need to mod? The sills, wings, arch liners, bumper and boot lid are all bolt on parts. ...
by dennisedlin
Wed 05 Oct, 2016 18:31
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Project Z
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: Project Z

No final decision from 'she who must be obeyed' yet :) , Little Z is coming home for Christmas, hope I don't get too much snow over the Pyrenees.
by dennisedlin
Wed 05 Oct, 2016 14:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rear wing compatability and facelift '97
Replies: 17
Views: 1491

Re: rear wing compatability and facelift '97

It's quite possible that the previous owner undertook the task of 'upgrading' the rear of the car to later spec. This is not difficult to do as all the parts including the rear wings just bolt on. If it had been in a serious accident that required a rear end re build then that could explain it too. ...
by dennisedlin
Wed 05 Oct, 2016 14:51
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Project Z
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: Project Z

Further work carried out today: Radiator shroud replaced as the original had a fracture on the top, and Cruise Control fitted. Bit of a trial to find the connector among all the other bundled cables but finally located it. Thought I would take a run and try it out. It works perfectly; does anyone kn...
by dennisedlin
Wed 21 Sep, 2016 06:14
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Looking for a low mileage 2.8 in montreal blue
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Re: Looking for a low mileage 2.8 in montreal blue

That's a very nice but rare combination, especially with a blue hood. I wish you well with your quest. The 2.8 especially the later ones are an excellent choice for a Z.
by dennisedlin
Tue 20 Sep, 2016 07:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD!!! 2001(Y) Z3 3.0i Topaz Blue 66,000 miles £5,000
Replies: 11
Views: 1856

Re: 2001(Y) Z3 3.0i Topaz Blue 66,000 miles £5,000

It's a shame you have no takers as the price is fair for a 3.0. Just start a new thread for the hard top. I paid £700 for my Topaz blue top with fitting kit ( though no switch included). It should sell easily as we approach winter. Looking at your car I'm sure your top is in good condition so should...
by dennisedlin
Mon 19 Sep, 2016 21:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD!!! 2001(Y) Z3 3.0i Topaz Blue 66,000 miles £5,000
Replies: 11
Views: 1856

Re: 2001(Y) Z3 3.0i Topaz Blue 66,000 miles £5,000

I can see why people use 'we buy any car'... I'm not sure you could use the 'we rob any car' as your car may be too old.......however that's a blessing. The price you are quoted bears no relation to what you are offered if you go to them. Unless your car is in showroom condition with absolutely no ...
by dennisedlin
Mon 19 Sep, 2016 06:47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: More loutish behaviour...
Replies: 4
Views: 787

Re: More loutish behaviour...

For sale Z3M, one careful owner. :dunce:
by dennisedlin
Sun 18 Sep, 2016 10:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Kwik Fit MOT – ABS & ASC+T lights on like a Christmas tree
Replies: 18
Views: 1838

Re: Kwik Fit MOT – ABS & ASC+T lights on like a Christmas tr

Regardless, the best defence is not to use a " garage" for an MOT. They have a vested interest in failing the car in the hope that you will give them repair work. I'm not saying that all garages behave this way, but unless you have 100% faith in a particular establishment then just use a dedicated M...
by dennisedlin
Thu 15 Sep, 2016 20:37
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Project Z
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: Project Z

Took the Zed in for a diff oil change and the ATF fluid. The diff oil was in good condition but after 95k miles the ATF fluid was shot; it was dark and smelled burnt. The transformation in the gear changes and the quietness of the transmission is remarkable. Like night and day. Air con all fixed and...
by dennisedlin
Thu 08 Sep, 2016 21:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rust compared to SLKs
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: Rust compared to SLKs

Late 90's to early 2000's Mercs all suffer in the same way. Not sure what the cause is, but may be early water based paint being used or poor anti corrosion coating to the steel.
I've looked at lots of early SLK's and almost all of them are rusty.
by dennisedlin
Wed 07 Sep, 2016 13:24
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Project Z
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: Project Z

First chance to start some repairs and improvements today. It was far too hot over the weekend hitting 41C on Sunday :shock: Hope everyone in the Alicante area is safe with the horrendous fires up there. First job, drivers seat out and new seat bushes installed. It's the third time I've done this no...
by dennisedlin
Tue 06 Sep, 2016 06:38
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: leather painting tips....
Replies: 13
Views: 1628

Re: leather painting tips....

Have you thought about having it retrimmed. Search for Royal steering wheels, they do a great job to whatever spec you want. Very good prices too. Around £120-130 I believe. They can also re pad the wheel to make the rim thicker. If you can't be without your Z, they even do an exchange where you get...
by dennisedlin
Mon 05 Sep, 2016 20:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Passenger Airbag removal
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Passenger Airbag removal

You've no problem if you do as you've described. It's easy to remove, I think there's a retaining strap too but keep the battery disconnected until you completely reassemble.
by dennisedlin
Fri 02 Sep, 2016 13:37
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Project Z
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: Project Z

It's very warm.....probably 33c yesterday, up to 38c by Monday. Air conditioning is a must out here, although the locals seem to cope without it.
The Blue on Silver is really growing on me.....the soft top is black but..........watch this thread.
by dennisedlin
Fri 02 Sep, 2016 09:26
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Project Z
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Project Z

Thought I would start a gallery thread before I set to work on the updates which I will try to document as I go along. Trip to Granada Province yesterday (Baza Lake). http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy118/dennisedlin/2001%20Z3/Baza%20Lakes%202.jpg and one more http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/y...
by dennisedlin
Tue 30 Aug, 2016 13:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Narrow body rear bumber on wide body fenders?
Replies: 7
Views: 704

Re: Narrow body rear bumber on wide body fenders?

You need to swap the bumper too. In addition I think the drive shafts on the narrow body car are shorter than the wide body items. Not an issue in itself as you could fit wheels with a smaller offset to compensate. I believe that standard Z3M wheels will fit. Please double check with part numbers fr...
by dennisedlin
Sat 27 Aug, 2016 19:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The new arrival
Replies: 15
Views: 1876

Re: The new arrival

Quick update; The new arrival is settled into her new home (I think all Z's are she), pictured here under the obligatory car port to protect from the blazing Sun. Alongside is the daily driver; Mazda CX3 Auto Sport Nav. Lovely little crossover and much cheaper here in Spain than in the UK. I saved a...
by dennisedlin
Thu 25 Aug, 2016 06:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 3.0 wanted (maybe)
Replies: 5
Views: 806

Re: 3.0 wanted (maybe)

The wheels on that are a bit marmite; but the originals are included....looks like it's sold now.
by dennisedlin
Wed 24 Aug, 2016 15:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED ASC switch
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: WANTED ASC switch

Have you tried the local BMW dealer; I was surprised at some of the low prices on the old parts.
by dennisedlin
Sun 21 Aug, 2016 17:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED Heated Rear Window Switch (facelift)
Replies: 1
Views: 324

WANTED Heated Rear Window Switch (facelift)

I know these are hard to find but I thought someone on here may just have one. No Longer required; found one at a local Spanish BM dealer. Bought a number of items brand new for the Z all at very reasonable prices. €56 for the radiator fan cowl...mine is cracked, 2 dash vents (top) clips broken on m...
by dennisedlin
Thu 18 Aug, 2016 17:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Genuine BMW Z3 windeflector & Tonneau cover FOR SALE
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Genuine BMW Z3 windeflector & Tonneau cover FOR SALE

I'll have the tonneau if it's black
by dennisedlin
Sun 14 Aug, 2016 00:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 214398

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A set of 17" style 89s. Got them resurfaced and painted, then painted the inside black myself. Quite pleased with the look, but might have to get some spacers next. http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r743/mathieuboosh/JORDAN-LAPTOP/Pictures/Cars/IMAG1152_zps8pifxfar.jpg Boosh. I needed 15mm spacer...
by dennisedlin
Sat 13 Aug, 2016 14:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 214398

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Full set of Brembo brakes, cruise control kit and a set of seat bushes.
Looking for a facelift rear heated screen switch at the moment but there seems to be more rocking horse sh*t available than these. Just one on EBay in the US at $85, I'll pass on that.
by dennisedlin
Fri 12 Aug, 2016 20:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The new arrival
Replies: 15
Views: 1876

Re: The new arrival

On the trip down we saw one on the M25 near Reigate, very friendly, and another on the AP7 between Barcelona and Valencia. That was Dakar Yellow. There is only one around here that I know about. A LHD 1.9 in black. It's currently for sale but is so rough I haven't asked the price. Funny thing is in ...
by dennisedlin
Thu 11 Aug, 2016 22:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The new arrival
Replies: 15
Views: 1876

Re: The new arrival

Just ordered the parts to retrofit cruise control; here in Spain the motorways are quiet and cruise is very useful. I've bought a new interface and a used column stalk. Double checked the part numbers and all in for £80 so not bad. New brakes going on this week as the car had been sat for 3 months i...
by dennisedlin
Wed 10 Aug, 2016 12:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The new arrival
Replies: 15
Views: 1876

Re: The new arrival

Red on Silver looks stunning 8-) 8-) 8-) It does, we picked red for our first Z after we saw another in Croatia. We loved the look and it worked with the extended red interior. This latest car has an all black extended leather interior, so we thought maybe blue for the new soft top this time. Seen ...
by dennisedlin
Wed 10 Aug, 2016 08:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The new arrival
Replies: 15
Views: 1876

Re: The new arrival

I'm surprised at the economy of these 6 pot engines. It's not the fuel consumption that bothers me though......when I say heavy right foot, I mean she floors it far too often. Luckily the Z is far more forgiving than seems possible so no real trouble in the 2.8. Give her an extra 50 bhp and she migh...
by dennisedlin
Tue 09 Aug, 2016 21:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The new arrival
Replies: 15
Views: 1876

Re: The new arrival

My wife has a very heavy right foot :shock:
by dennisedlin
Tue 09 Aug, 2016 20:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The new arrival
Replies: 15
Views: 1876

The new arrival

I have posted on the forum since 2009 when we acquired our 1999 2.8 Auto. Along with many of you time and money and effort was lavished upon her. We had a lot of good times, one rather bad time when the water pump let go but on the whole our 6 years and 12,000 miles was great. In 2015 we decided to ...
by dennisedlin
Thu 04 Aug, 2016 18:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cruise Control for a 2001 2.2 Auto
Replies: 7
Views: 746

Re: Cruise Control for a 2001 2.2 Auto

Parts still available from BMW, but around £200 + VAT and 4 days from Germany........considering if it's worth the price.
Hard top going on first along with fitting kit.
I'll start a new thread next week with some pictures....the new cars needs some TLC.
by dennisedlin
Tue 02 Aug, 2016 14:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cruise Control for a 2001 2.2 Auto
Replies: 7
Views: 746

Cruise Control for a 2001 2.2 Auto

Given this car will have a fly by wire throttle and uses the M54 engine, would the retro fit cruise item in the knowledge base for the 3.0litre work for me. Just 3 parts are listed.
by dennisedlin
Sun 31 Jul, 2016 14:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW hardtop w/ original fitting kit £800
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: BMW hardtop w/ original fitting kit £800

Not been around for a while as I sold my last z. Now have another lined up so very interested in your hard top and kit. Will be back in the UK on Thursday if it's still for sale. Will collect.
by dennisedlin
Thu 02 May, 2013 16:50
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Wish me luck
Replies: 30
Views: 1870

Re: Wish me luck

I had exactly the same issue with mine ( but passenger door ) when I first bought it. It was the actuator and a quick scan on Ebay provided a cheap spare. Not too difficult to swap your self but take care with the door card clips as they can break or damage the trim easily. Other than that straight ...
by dennisedlin
Sat 09 Mar, 2013 20:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tramlining?..... what tramlining?
Replies: 26
Views: 1377

Re: Tramlining?..... what tramlining?

Always had some tramlining on 18's and the current 17's in my 2.8. As we don't do many miles we have only just recently had to change the front tyres (Goodyear F1) for Yokohama C Drive 2. The car is unbelievable. There is absolutely no tramlining on any surface, the car feels secure and planted with...
by dennisedlin
Tue 02 Oct, 2012 16:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: body panel removal
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: body panel removal

Do you also have the rear suspension, drive shafts and inner arch liners as I believe they are different on the wide body cars. Swapping the body panels is straightforward though.
by dennisedlin
Tue 21 Feb, 2012 17:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is this the most expensive Z3 ever?
Replies: 6
Views: 521

That's been up for sale on and off for ages........it may be a wonderful car but it should be half that price if he really wants to sell.
by dennisedlin
Sat 22 Oct, 2011 10:23
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 roady on eBay
Replies: 11
Views: 1034

This S54 looks cheap......poor ad on Pistonheads though

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3300362.htm

Perhaps the second ad for the same car at a different price explains...

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3300278.htm

He doesn't mention the 'service history gap' in the earlier ad
by dennisedlin
Mon 04 Jul, 2011 12:24
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Poor Z3..
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Even more here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4PVj38y ... ure=fvwrel

Some very extreme.......
by dennisedlin
Sun 03 Jul, 2011 18:29
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Silver Z3M in Swadlincote
Replies: 0
Views: 238

Silver Z3M in Swadlincote

Nice looking silver Z3M in Swadlincote this evening. Roof down enjoying the beautiful day, as were we...and a friendly return wave too.