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by **Z3**
Sun 03 Nov, 2013 15:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Am I expecting the world...
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Am I expecting the world...

Yes that's correct! However - why is the oil level lamp coming on? If I'm correct this is to say your oil needs topping up? However, after less than 2000 miles since a major service i.e a full oil change - should it have consumed so much oil that the warning light is going off? I appreciate cars wil...
by **Z3**
Sun 03 Nov, 2013 14:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Am I expecting the world...
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Am I expecting the world...

Hi all Please can anyone help?? I just had an inspection 2 service completed beginning of August. In that time I've done under 2000 miles. However, today my low oil level light went off after I switched engine off, it stayed on for a few seconds and went out! Am I expecting too much or should the ca...
by **Z3**
Mon 12 Aug, 2013 12:50
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For sale - Z3 2.2i Roadster 2002 (52)
Replies: 1
Views: 261

For sale - Z3 2.2i Roadster 2002 (52)

Z3 2.2i Roadster 2002 (52) Cosmos Black Red/Black Leather Interior 65000 miles New MOT on sale Comprehensive BMW Warranty/Breakdown cover Heated/Electric Seats Electric hood M sport suspension Original first aid kit (still in wrapper) Following have been replaced by BMW this week, and come with 2 ye...
by **Z3**
Thu 18 Jul, 2013 16:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What is this....
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: What is this....

Ahh! Thanks! So it won't be a anti dazzle mirror as I first suspected?
by **Z3**
Thu 18 Jul, 2013 14:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What is this....
Replies: 6
Views: 295

What is this....

Can anyone tell me what the wire is for that goes from the interior light area to my rear view mirror? Rather puzzled that I've only just noticed it! Thanks!
by **Z3**
Sat 01 Jun, 2013 15:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Software update
Replies: 0
Views: 290

Software update

I was looking at a BMW Independant website today - and it is quoted as saying there is a new ecu/software update for 2013 for the z3!

Is this correct? Do BMW issue new software every year?

Thanks in advance
by **Z3**
Thu 09 May, 2013 02:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New BMW fuel additive
Replies: 1
Views: 171

New BMW fuel additive

Has anyone seen/used the new fuel additive that BMW have brought out? I noticed a bottle of it at the service desk on a recent visit. I know there are various thoughts reference fuel additives but interesting to see BMW bring their own out? I think I'm right in saying they have never done this befor...
by **Z3**
Fri 26 Apr, 2013 14:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I Think I've Found my Zed
Replies: 43
Views: 1385

Re: I Think I've Found my Zed

Certainly the best colour combo to have...it makes it go much faster than the other colours....:)
by **Z3**
Wed 24 Apr, 2013 17:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window advice
Replies: 34
Views: 1047

Re: Rear window advice

I know this isn't much help up there in the north but I've had my rear window replaced for under £200 all inclusive - fantastic job done at a reputable company in Exeter...I'm sure there must be somewhere similar up north?
by **Z3**
Wed 24 Apr, 2013 17:04
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 25
Views: 2132

Re: Insurance

Im sorry but No 18 year old should be behind the wheel of a //M.. Hence insurance prices He would be better off going for a modern diesel and consider remapping if he's a power junky.. Least insurance would be bearable My insurance only got 'cheaper' when I turned 30... I think that's the cut off p...
by **Z3**
Tue 09 Apr, 2013 08:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New mot rules
Replies: 6
Views: 359

New mot rules

I've read a few news stories recently reference the change to MOT standards. Has anyone else heard about these changes and what they are? For example I've read that a failure will be if your air bag is past it's expiry date? How long do air bags last on z3? Also that any warning lights on the dash w...
by **Z3**
Sun 07 Apr, 2013 22:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New rear window
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: New rear window

Yh I've got the electric hood, I like the idea of the blanket, but I also like folding my roof back when I'm mid jorney if the sun comes out etc so not really practical from that point if view! Quite disappointed that its got a line so quickly :(
by **Z3**
Sun 07 Apr, 2013 20:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Just changed rear window, what a pain in the butt
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: Just changed rear window, what a pain in the butt

You can get it all done for under £200 in Exeter! Lot less stress!
by **Z3**
Sun 07 Apr, 2013 20:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New rear window
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: New rear window

Yh funny you should mention this only after the first day of putting roof down there is now a noticeable line in the rear window - sad as it looked nice all new! Not sure how practical the blanket idea is though? Albeit a good idea, do you carry it in the boot? Not sure how it would work? On a side ...
by **Z3**
Sun 07 Apr, 2013 12:58
Forum: Computer help
Topic: Photos!
Replies: 5
Views: 2267

Re: Photos!

Thank you - think I've successfully posted a new topic?!
by **Z3**
Sun 07 Apr, 2013 12:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New rear window
Replies: 9
Views: 479

New rear window

Here's photos of my new rear window fitted in Exeter

Before...Image

After...
Image

Hope that worked, first time at putting photos up!
by **Z3**
Sun 07 Apr, 2013 12:51
Forum: Computer help
Topic: Photos!
Replies: 5
Views: 2267

Re: Photos!

How do I do that?
by **Z3**
Sun 07 Apr, 2013 12:47
Forum: Computer help
Topic: Photos!
Replies: 5
Views: 2267

Photos!

Hi

Can anyone help please - I'm using my iPhone and want to put some photos up but it keeps saying something similar to "board quota has been used up" and it won't let me download photo? I've tried using smallest option it shows but still no luck, I'm using tapatalk! Any advice appreciated?
by **Z3**
Fri 05 Apr, 2013 10:14
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: On a positive note.
Replies: 14
Views: 1187

Re: On a positive note.

I've never used these eagle tyres any good? I'm currently using continental pro sport 5 on the rear and 3's on the front until they wear out and then intend to go to 5's. I've found them great so far has anyone else tried them know which are better?
by **Z3**
Sun 31 Mar, 2013 20:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New rear window
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: New rear window

Good to see I'm not alone! Sadly, have a rattle coming from exhaust so in garage at moment, possibly a stone in exhaust or a broken bracket according to mechanic after a quick look?!
by **Z3**
Sun 31 Mar, 2013 15:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New rear window
Replies: 7
Views: 231

New rear window

Hi all

Is it sad that I'm getting excited at the fact I'm getting a new rear window fitted on Friday?

I'm going to take some before/after photos, does anyone use their iPhone to put photos on here? Can you explain how to do it?

Thanks all
by **Z3**
Sat 02 Mar, 2013 18:59
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 4x4 For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 189

4x4 For Sale

Firstly apologies if this is in the wrong section! I'm selling my dads Mitsubishi Pinin GDI on his behalf - it's only done 51000 miles on a 51 plate, it's in fab condition with an auto box - £1550ono. If anyone's interested let me know I can email photos/video of her if interested? I'm not a trader ...
by **Z3**
Wed 27 Feb, 2013 10:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: For sale
Replies: 1
Views: 257

For sale

Hi

Can anyone tell me if I am permitted to put a private ad up for a car I'm selling on behalf of my dad - it's not a z, in fact it's a 4x4! Don't want to do something I'm not allowed to!

Thank you.
by **Z3**
Wed 06 Feb, 2013 09:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Rear window

Thanks for the replies
by **Z3**
Tue 05 Feb, 2013 19:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Rear window

Can anyone tell me (roughly) what a reasonable price is to pay for a new rear window?

I know some say its relatively easy to do it yourself but things always go wrong when I touch them so prefer to pay and have done without any catastrophes!

Thanks for your help in advance?
by **Z3**
Mon 28 Jan, 2013 12:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window replacement in the SOuth East
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Window replacement in the SOuth East

I'm looking to replace mine, anyone know anywhere in Devon that I can get it done? No good at DIY!
by **Z3**
Sun 23 Dec, 2012 17:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Two questions!
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Two questions!

Yes I have to agree its difficult finding anyone nowadays who is both genuine and does a great job - I had BMW do my last wheel alignment, to be fair it came back perfect but cost me £150 for the service! Was hoping to pay less this time as I've just had two new tyres put on and don't want either we...
by **Z3**
Sun 23 Dec, 2012 14:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Two questions!
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Two questions!

Hi When I switch the ignition on, the seat belt warning light switches on, however, even if I don't wear a seat belt (not that i would!) the seat belt warning light doesn't flash to warn me! Is this just because there are no sensors or do I have a fault? Second question - national tyres are doing wh...
by **Z3**
Mon 17 Dec, 2012 17:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Condensation arrrggghhhh
Replies: 20
Views: 1188

Re: Condensation arrrggghhhh

Thanks Chrisp 1, that's really useful info - thanks for taking the time to write it. I did a small test today and drove about 1/2 mile before it started to blow hot air - which from the sounds of it is about right? New rag to be a new permanent feature in the old girl! Cheers!
by **Z3**
Mon 17 Dec, 2012 12:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Condensation arrrggghhhh
Replies: 20
Views: 1188

Re: Condensation arrrggghhhh

Hmmm! This has got me thinking if I have an issue with my heating? If I get in z on a freezing morning and turn fans on full with heater knob full in the red - and without any revving of the engine it would take in excess of five mins, possibly ten mins to clear the windscreen! Is this not normal? M...
by **Z3**
Sat 15 Dec, 2012 09:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Condensation arrrggghhhh
Replies: 20
Views: 1188

Re: Condensation arrrggghhhh

Hi I have this problem on my 52 z - mornings are always the worst especially now we are in the colder months! It takes literally ages to sit there waiting for the heaters to warm up! I've been told that the seals/rubbers that go around the top of the windscreen are getting worn, this caused a bit of...
by **Z3**
Fri 14 Dec, 2012 21:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Warranty Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 339

Re: Warranty Advice

Thanks for all the replies - I agree I have given a positive to keeping the warranty, and also the negative of keeping the warranty - therein is my dilemma for which I was asking for opinions? It always makes me chuckle when posting that people are quick to pick up on the bad points of a post? Why i...
by **Z3**
Fri 14 Dec, 2012 17:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Warranty Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 339

Re: Warranty Advice

I'm curious why you think that? I had a brand new gear box put in by BMW at a cost of £3000 ( had I not had the warranty), appreciate BMW prices are over inflated but nonetheless the £500 warranty covered it, had I not had it then I'd be forking out a lot even if not done by BMW?
by **Z3**
Fri 14 Dec, 2012 17:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Warranty Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 339

Re: Warranty Advice

£492 per year
by **Z3**
Fri 14 Dec, 2012 16:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Warranty Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 339

Warranty Advice

Hello all I have a dilemma! Despite procrastinating over it for a year I can not come to a "logical" decision.... I currently have a dealer BMW warranty on my Z3 which I have kept going since I bought her second hand - it's a comprehensive warranty so covers pretty much everything other than the obv...
by **Z3**
Fri 28 Sep, 2012 14:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Good choice?
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Good choice?

Apologies, ambiguous post on my behalf! The tyres are brand new, the "sport contact 5" is a new (ish) design by conti! Should have clarified! Sorry!
by **Z3**
Fri 28 Sep, 2012 13:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Good choice?
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Good choice?

Hi all I've booked my z in for two new front tyres! Decided to go for the new (ish!) conti sport contact 5, currently have sport contact 3 on the rear. From reviews online the sport 5 appears to have a good write up? Has anyone tried these tyres, good/bad? I've been quoted £118 per tyre and they are...
by **Z3**
Sat 14 Jul, 2012 14:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dont be Alarmed..but im having alarm problems!
Replies: 9
Views: 548

Re: Dont be Alarmed..but im having alarm problems!

Hi I have just had the exact same problem, left the Z and the alarm would go off randomly, sometimes within two minutes of leaving it, sometimes in the middle of the night! I had BMW take a look at it, in deed as per other comments it was the bonnet switch which was replaced. If it helps i was advis...
by **Z3**
Tue 03 Jul, 2012 11:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarmed!
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Alarmed!

Hi All Z has been running/behaving like a dream for ages, therefore one has to accept the impending probability that a major failure is only just around the corner? True to the saying, that impending doom has arrived in the guise of a midnight wake up call by the Z alarm going off! Thiefs? Oh no! It...
by **Z3**
Mon 07 May, 2012 19:45
Forum: Performance
Topic: Nitrogen
Replies: 23
Views: 1587

Re: Nitrogen

I know there will always be the cynics out there, however, this aside, I`m told the facts are that - nitrogen escapes slower from the tyres, thus keeping the proper shape of your tyre for longer, thus better grip more of the time. My own personal reasons I like it is that the main suppliers will top...
by **Z3**
Mon 07 May, 2012 18:39
Forum: Performance
Topic: Nitrogen
Replies: 23
Views: 1587

Nitrogen

Hi All

Just had nitrogen put into all four tyres on the zed, wondered if anyone else had had it done and their thoughts...?
by **Z3**
Wed 18 Apr, 2012 18:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are my door mirrors heated?
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: Are my door mirrors heated?

Thanks Brian, unfortunately there is no heat coming from them, this may be that they are not heated mirrors, but I read somewhere that if you have heated seats I should have heated mirrors as this was a package (this may be incorrect info!). So I'm just trying to establish if mine are heated or not?...
by **Z3**
Wed 18 Apr, 2012 18:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are my door mirrors heated?
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: Are my door mirrors heated?

Tried pulling the mirror off but it just bent and felt like it was going to snap so gave up! Anyone got any ideas?
by **Z3**
Wed 18 Apr, 2012 10:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are my door mirrors heated?
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: Are my door mirrors heated?

Thanks for the reply gazza, apologies if I'm sounding stupid here but not mechanically minded at all! Will the mirror simply pop out if I pull on it? Or is there a special way to take a look at the rear of the mirror?

Thanks again and sorry for all the questions!
by **Z3**
Wed 18 Apr, 2012 09:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are my door mirrors heated?
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: Are my door mirrors heated?

Thanks for the reply. Is there any way to confirm if they are heated or not? If mine are I don't think they are working and don't want to go to dealer asking for new ones if they are not heated! Could be embarrassing!

Thanks again for any advice?
by **Z3**
Wed 18 Apr, 2012 07:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are my door mirrors heated?
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Are my door mirrors heated?

Hi all I have a 52 plate 2.2i roadster, can anyone tell me if my door mirrors are heated, or how I can tell? Should there be a Separate switch to turn them on/off or are they automatic? I saw a heated mirror for sale on BMW eBay which made me wonder if mine were heated or not? Thanks in advance for ...
by **Z3**
Wed 22 Feb, 2012 10:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bum warmer!
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Thanks guys for those really helpful replies. The diagram is perfect I now understand where the heat should be coming from! This in turn makes me think that both seats are faulty as I don't get any heat from the upper part of the back rest on both chairs! Will be off to BMW to see what they can do!
by **Z3**
Wed 22 Feb, 2012 09:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bum warmer!
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Bum warmer!

Hello all This is a very random question I know, however it's a small issue that is really bugging me and I dont know the answer! My z has heated seats, however, the drivers side doesn't heat the same as the passenger side! Can anyone tell me where the "heaty" parts are located in the seats? Are the...
by **Z3**
Sun 12 Feb, 2012 12:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New gearbox!
Replies: 12
Views: 693

Hi all

Just a quick update, z is going in for a new dual mass flywheel! Has anyone had a new one of these installed? Does it make much of a difference?

Thanks all
by **Z3**
Thu 12 Jan, 2012 00:49
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Steam or water jet wash
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Well that idea went down well?!?!