Search found 525 matches

by freds dad
Fri 15 Jul, 2016 17:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 7098

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

Paul at Soft Top Shop did mine earlier in the year. I also had burgundy on my Silver Zed. He does a great job and I'm really pleased with the service. He may not be the cheapest but if you travel a distance and have problems at a later date it's a PIA to get it sorted. Photo here http://zroadster.ne...
by freds dad
Wed 29 Jun, 2016 08:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hood Cover.
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Hood Cover.

by freds dad
Tue 03 May, 2016 19:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window replacement near to Stockport, Cheshire?
Replies: 18
Views: 1921

Re: Rear window replacement near to Stockport, Cheshire?

Buy a rear screen and do it yourself. I'm sure there is a guide on here on how to do it along with links for the best prices. There used to be a place in Germany that did good deals.
by freds dad
Thu 07 Apr, 2016 20:56
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted Aerial base.
Replies: 9
Views: 614

Re: Wanted Aerial base.

I managed to get one from Andy - aka Spurs fan in a coupe.

Great price and service. Thanks Andy
by freds dad
Sat 02 Apr, 2016 07:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front end rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 1041

Re: Front end rebuild

I bought some ABS sensors from ECD recently. The price was £27 for both sides. The stealer wanted £94 for one.
Great service, ordered Friday and delivered Tuesday.
by freds dad
Mon 28 Mar, 2016 16:12
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Renovo free.
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Renovo free.

Having an Easter clear out of the garage I have come across a bottle of Renovo roof colour in black that is about two thirds full.
As I now have a new red roof I no longer need it so it is free to a good home. You can either collect from Macclesfield or I will post and you pay the postage cost.
by freds dad
Sat 26 Mar, 2016 12:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218445

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A new roof from Paul at Soft Top Shop in Stockport and an MOT after fitting a new ABS sensor.

Image
by freds dad
Sat 26 Mar, 2016 11:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted Aerial base.
Replies: 9
Views: 614

Re: Wanted Aerial base.

Southernboy wrote:Try Andy - aka Spurs fan in a coupe... he will likely have one for you. :wink:
Hi I contacted Andy along with posting on here and he has come up with one.

Thanks for all suggestions.
by freds dad
Fri 25 Mar, 2016 08:18
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted Aerial base.
Replies: 9
Views: 614

Wanted Aerial base.

Some nice individual decided to pull out my aerial and this has broke the internal plastic piece so I'm looking for a replacement.
Part number 8375159

Thanks
by freds dad
Sun 20 Mar, 2016 13:34
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Silverstone Classic
Replies: 5
Views: 3216

Re: Silverstone Classic

SCC16038.

Now my Zed is back on the road I'm thinking of going to this. Is anyone else planning to attend?
by freds dad
Thu 25 Dec, 2014 06:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Breakdown Cover
Replies: 15
Views: 2439

Re: Breakdown Cover

I get 50% off RAC membership as an NHS employee. Every year they send the renewal at full price, I phone up to cancel and then restart it with the discount added.
by freds dad
Thu 13 Nov, 2014 20:53
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: All points of the compass - DONE
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Re: All points of the compass - DONE

I've been to the most Westerly point in mainland Europe which is in Portugal.
by freds dad
Sun 09 Nov, 2014 06:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Can somebody please help identify this connector?
Replies: 10
Views: 1395

Re: Can somebody please help identify this connector?

If it's under the passenger seat then I think it was fitted for the American market and it's a passenger seat belt sensor and lights on the dash if someone is sat in the seat without the seatbelt fastened.

I'm sure Rob T will be along soon to prove me wrong though. :)
by freds dad
Sun 02 Nov, 2014 08:02
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Was there a Z2?
Replies: 5
Views: 1502

Re: Was there a Z2?

by freds dad
Sun 02 Nov, 2014 07:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Thunderbirds 3 & 4!
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Thunderbirds 3 & 4!

Very nice.

Can I ask where from and how much.
by freds dad
Sat 11 Oct, 2014 07:52
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Z4 advice prior to buying my car Saturday
Replies: 14
Views: 3291

Re: Z4 advice prior to buying my car Saturday

Hope it goes well and you get the car but don't be afraid to walk away if unsure as there are lots of cars out there. If you do end up buying get some photos posted ASAP.
by freds dad
Mon 06 Oct, 2014 21:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Battery advice
Replies: 13
Views: 930

Re: Battery advice

Try one of these - I bought one. Good brand and so powerful it almost spins the car around :D http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Exide-Excell-Car-Battery-Type-096-100-71Ah-670cca-Sealed-3-Year-Warranty-EB712-/350886859617?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item51b27c9361 Thanks. I've just clicked on ...
by freds dad
Mon 06 Oct, 2014 18:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Battery advice
Replies: 13
Views: 930

Battery advice

Hi I'm hoping to pick the brains of everyone on here regarding a battery problem I'm having. The Zed hasn't been out much this summer due to heavy workload but about a month ago I had a free weekend so decided to take her for a run out. The problem then arose that she wouldn't start. She fired up bu...
by freds dad
Sat 20 Sep, 2014 21:42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 2 Lancasters, 1 Spitfire and I Dam
Replies: 14
Views: 2073

Re: 2 Lancasters, 1 Spitfire and I Dam

If they announced the flight path from Southport to Derwent I would go and watch them fly over instead of the crush at the dam.
by freds dad
Sat 20 Sep, 2014 07:10
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Footman James Classic Car Show
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: Footman James Classic Car Show

Will there be cake?
by freds dad
Thu 18 Sep, 2014 21:47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 2 Lancasters, 1 Spitfire and I Dam
Replies: 14
Views: 2073

Re: 2 Lancasters, 1 Spitfire and I Dam

I'll be going. Only 30 miles from home but need to sort out where to park.
by freds dad
Thu 11 Sep, 2014 07:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Soft Top Roof for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: Soft Top Roof for sale

PM sent
by freds dad
Fri 22 Aug, 2014 10:23
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For sale Z3 2.8
Replies: 10
Views: 1472

Re: For sale Z3 2.8 Fiji

Rafolian wrote:Who said sarcasm was a dying art!!
Sarcastic. Moi?
by freds dad
Thu 21 Aug, 2014 21:53
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For sale Z3 2.8
Replies: 10
Views: 1472

Re: For sale Z3 2.8 Fiji

Welcome to the forum.
It's nice to see your first and probably last post is to sell your car. Thank you for your contribution.
by freds dad
Thu 14 Aug, 2014 18:10
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2.2 sport edition for sale - 45.6k, hard top & a/c
Replies: 5
Views: 997

Re: Possible m54 2.2 for sale - 45500 miles

Shame you have to sell.

Any pictures of the wife?
by freds dad
Sat 26 Jul, 2014 18:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Burgundy Hood Fitted :o)
Replies: 29
Views: 2093

Re: New Burgundy Hood Fitted :o)

Looks good Tim.

What did he charge you to do what he did? He's only up the road from me so may call him and ask him to have a look at a couple of niggles with my roof.
by freds dad
Sun 13 Jul, 2014 09:07
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Changing tyres - Saudi style
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: Changing tyres - Saudi style

They offer that service at my local Kwik Fit.
by freds dad
Sat 12 Jul, 2014 20:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Crash damage repaired
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: Crash damage repaired

It won't be long before someone parks so close to her that she has to get in via the passenger door.
by freds dad
Fri 11 Jul, 2014 12:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Few bits for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: Few bits for sale

PM sent regarding car cover.
by freds dad
Thu 10 Jul, 2014 23:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Few bits for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: Few bits for sale

Hi have you got any more info about the outside car cover and are you willing to post?
by freds dad
Wed 09 Jul, 2014 09:03
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Zedfest w/e in Yorkshire next year??
Replies: 46
Views: 5688

Re: Zedfest w/e in Yorkshire next year??

Count me in as well.

The TDF won't be coming back to Yorkshire next year. The French allow the stages 1,2 and 3 to start overseas on alternative years and area have to bid for it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/27321795
by freds dad
Tue 08 Jul, 2014 08:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How much do you like your Z3
Replies: 93
Views: 37361

Re: How much do you like your Z3

Robert T wrote:
Southernboy wrote:I think this says it all.... :wink:
It says that you need a wide angle lens for your camera to me. :wink:

Cheers R.

Or you could take a couple of steps back.
by freds dad
Mon 23 Jun, 2014 13:30
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tyres - A post to accumulate members' experience
Replies: 50
Views: 10921

Re: Tyres - A post to accumulate members' experience

There's a deal on Avons at Nationwide at the moment. Buy 1 get another at half price.
I've just priced up two new front tyres and it works out at £232.26. Not a bad price.
by freds dad
Sat 14 Jun, 2014 12:27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Trentham 14th June
Replies: 6
Views: 592

Re: Trentham 14th June

Its the 14th today.
by freds dad
Mon 09 Jun, 2014 07:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Any one used thesofttopshop?
Replies: 27
Views: 1916

Re: Any one used thesofttopshop?

I am thinking of replacing my roof as it's wearing it parts so will keep an eye on this thread.

Does the new hood have a roof lining or is it just single skin?
by freds dad
Sat 31 May, 2014 13:36
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Green mould on cabrio roof
Replies: 7
Views: 878

Re: Green mould on cabrio roof

Although I've never tried it some folk on here have recommended Milton sterilising fluid. Use the search facility to check on this.
by freds dad
Sat 17 May, 2014 22:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtops
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: Hardtops

You will probably want to include the HRW switch with the sale along with the two small screws that attach it to the windscreen.

Ask the seller if they have a storage bag and stand as these can increase the sale price.
by freds dad
Wed 07 May, 2014 16:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay
Replies: 30
Views: 2294

Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Ssshhhh don't tell anyone about them.

I've got my eye on these.
by freds dad
Tue 22 Apr, 2014 16:55
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Found a loose connector under the seat...
Replies: 14
Views: 1117

Re: Found a loose connector under the seat...

It's for the ejector seat.
by freds dad
Fri 18 Apr, 2014 10:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Project - 1998 M Roadster
Replies: 80
Views: 10904

Re: New Project - 1998 M Roadster

Following with interest.

Will you be adding the price of items to the post as you go along?
by freds dad
Sat 29 Mar, 2014 17:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: B800 SRS Airbag Reset Tool - SOLD
Replies: 13
Views: 830

Re: For Sale: B800 SRS Airbag Reset Tool

You might want to review your price as they are around £17 when new. http://www.eachbuyer.com/b800-srs-airbag-light-reset-scan-tool-for-bmw-e36-e46-p5879.html?currency=GBP&utm_source=google&utm_medium=CSE&utm_content=%5BCar+Accessories%5D&utm_campaign=%5BPLA%5DEngland(EN)&gclid=CO71g-ejuL0CFQkUwwodv...
by freds dad
Sat 15 Mar, 2014 08:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Halfords
Replies: 0
Views: 188

Halfords

Doing 3 for 2 on cleaning products.
by freds dad
Thu 13 Mar, 2014 15:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: Hardtop

Mine had one but I sold it as it was a pain to take it off when we have sunny winter days.
by freds dad
Thu 13 Mar, 2014 15:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218445

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

I bought my Zed a new MOT. A couple of minor advisories but nothing that needs immediate attention.

Thanks to Robert T for resetting the airbag light.
by freds dad
Mon 10 Mar, 2014 16:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Extra connectors under footwell carpets
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Extra connectors under footwell carpets

Good to see you today Robert and thanks for all your help. I've ordered the part we discussed so will call you when it arrives to do the reset.

I've had a thought about the connector. Could it be for the ejector seat? :)
by freds dad
Sun 09 Mar, 2014 19:33
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Irish M Roadster
Replies: 28
Views: 3159

Re: Irish M Roadster

Do you have to pay any taxes if importing from Ireland?
by freds dad
Sat 08 Mar, 2014 21:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Reproofed roof
Replies: 22
Views: 803

Re: Reproofed roof

On my list of jobs to do but I was thinking of newspaper and masking tape and keeping a bucket of water and sponge nearby for any spillages.
by freds dad
Tue 11 Feb, 2014 13:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - 6 cylinder Front Brace Strut
Replies: 31
Views: 2237

Re: Wanted - 6 cylinder Front Brace Strut

Didn't Orinoco have a strut brace for sale in his long list of items?
by freds dad
Tue 11 Feb, 2014 10:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z4 2.5i SE - cheap
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: BMW Z4 2.5i SE - cheap

Welcome to the forum and goodbye.