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by simon-g
Thu 24 Mar, 2011 14:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Removing drivers seat with no electrics
Replies: 12
Views: 1265

Removing drivers seat with no electrics

How would you go about removing the drivers seat if the seat is pushed all the way to the rear and there is no power to the motor to move it forwards? I can obviously remove the two front bolts but cant get at the two rears.. Is there a way to manually move the seat?

Thanks.
by simon-g
Thu 03 Feb, 2011 20:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: took legend out today for the first time so z3 3.0 v zm3.2
Replies: 11
Views: 628

Which little aerial do you have fitted to your Z3? I bought a short stubby aerial for mine, reception is terrible!
by simon-g
Sun 02 Jan, 2011 22:57
Forum: Performance
Topic: 4 pot upgrade.
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Nice brakes, but are you going to take the "Aston Martin" badge off, imo dont exactly suit a BMW.
by simon-g
Thu 09 Dec, 2010 18:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 2.8 or 3litre ?
Replies: 41
Views: 1274

I think its Dynamic Stability Control. Basically like traction control but better. The 3.0 is a lot better overall than the 2.8. More power (231 as opposed to 193 bhp) and better fuel economy (yes i know it sounds crazy but its true). You should only go for a 2.8 if you have a restricted budget tha...
by simon-g
Tue 30 Nov, 2010 21:08
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Car Orderded - happy bunny
Replies: 21
Views: 1228

Re: Car Orderded - happy bunny

Decided the time has come to move our E60 530d SE Auto on for something more 'interesting' and agreed a deal today. Offered 5k for the E60, which wasn't great, but can't be bothered trying and wasting massive amounts of time to find a better deal. It's a steal to be honest isn't it! Anyway, when I ...
by simon-g
Mon 29 Nov, 2010 10:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3m black leather seats for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Bloodyhell gone already.
by simon-g
Mon 29 Nov, 2010 10:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3m black leather seats for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Z3m black leather seats for sale

by simon-g
Sun 07 Nov, 2010 10:58
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED - Z3 pre-facelift rear lights
Replies: 6
Views: 275

hallion wrote:Hi mate, any would do. Currently the lights on the Z3 are smoked but the MOT examiner failed it today (even though the reflector is fully visible and it has passed for last few years with them).

Thanks
I have a genuine set of rear amber lights, pm me if interested.
by simon-g
Sat 06 Nov, 2010 21:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED - Z3 pre-facelift rear lights
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: WANTED - Z3 pre-facelift rear lights

hallion wrote:As per title - thanks! Please reply to thread or PM me.
Amber or clear?
by simon-g
Fri 08 Oct, 2010 21:43
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Naeem's Z3 Journal-04/07 Z3M console and SM goodies :)
Replies: 181
Views: 22824

Will those aerodynamic sideskirts fit on a prefacelift widebody?

Thanks.
by simon-g
Fri 01 Oct, 2010 21:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Winter Storage
Replies: 35
Views: 1912

Its a car, its designed to be driven, not using the car for extended periods is doing more harm than good.
by simon-g
Sun 26 Sep, 2010 13:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: F1 2010 Xbox 360
Replies: 0
Views: 178

F1 2010 Xbox 360

For sale, F1 2010 for Xbox 360. Played only for a couple of hours, not my type of game. Perfect condition, as new.

£30 posted.
by simon-g
Wed 15 Sep, 2010 18:03
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Saw this from my hotel window and had to get a closer look..
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

Beatiful car.
by simon-g
Sat 11 Sep, 2010 12:25
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: old classic to new classic
Replies: 10
Views: 1182

Im sorry, but MG's are bloody awful things, specially the F and TF, unfortunately ive owned both :(
by simon-g
Wed 08 Sep, 2010 20:41
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: a quiz to help fund zroadster.net please play along
Replies: 46
Views: 1606

well adam was the closest at 376 it was 378,so admin i cant remember the paypal email to give you the £10 also the zm was mot,d and i had the engine oil changed and filter done by a great indy ive found in essex,all ex bmw staff and they really know there stuff link below,all in £150 http://www.cen...
by simon-g
Tue 07 Sep, 2010 07:43
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: a quiz to help fund zroadster.net please play along
Replies: 46
Views: 1606

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by simon-g
Mon 06 Sep, 2010 22:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My God Won A Trophy(2)!
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Not suprising your Zed impressed them so much, with those s***e MG's that they have to look at day in day out.
by simon-g
Mon 06 Sep, 2010 13:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorting problems
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Anyone have any idea please?
by simon-g
Sun 05 Sep, 2010 14:59
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: A well spent Saturday morning
Replies: 4
Views: 595

No dont reuse the clay bar once you have finished with it, chuck it.
by simon-g
Sun 05 Sep, 2010 14:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorting problems
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Sorting problems

I have a few annoying small problems which I would like to sort. Firstly, when I use the fan inside the car it blows in smalls bits of leaves etc. Is there a filter in which I can check? Secondly, how do you adjust the hood seals around the top of the doors. Passengers door is fine but im getting a ...
by simon-g
Fri 03 Sep, 2010 20:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it wrong...
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Thanks for that Tim, nice to read someones opinion thats owned both. By bad build quality, bearing in mind my car has only done 39k miles and been garadged for most of its life, the electric window switch simply "pushed" downwards and out of place as I was using the drivers side electric window, new...
by simon-g
Fri 03 Sep, 2010 18:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it wrong...
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Ive test driven a Corsa VXR and Megane F1 recently, and have to say they do drive better than the Z3. The quality of the interior is much better in both of them compared to the zed, i dont think the z3 was bmw's best effort when it comes to quality. Saying that, it is 100x better than the MGTF that ...
by simon-g
Mon 30 Aug, 2010 19:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it wrong...
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Is it wrong...

...that im thinking about swapping the zed for one of these? I just feel like going for something thats alot newer and really do love my hot hatches. Decisions.

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by simon-g
Sun 29 Aug, 2010 19:22
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3 2.8
Replies: 5
Views: 710

My Z3 2.8

Just a few quick pics of my Z3 2.8 to share. Its equipped with an M50 inlet manifold, TCTB delete, cat back exhaust, live custom remap. Its been dyno'd to just over 250bhp. http://i34.tinypic.com/301d7de.jpg http://i33.tinypic.com/2whilvc.jpg http://i33.tinypic.com/1j9dut.jpg http://i33.tinypic.com/...
by simon-g
Wed 25 Aug, 2010 19:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: M50 Manifold and Big Bodied Throttle Kit
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: M50 Manifold and Big Bodied Throttle Kit

johnz3 wrote:Can someone let me know what this does in terms of a performance increase
On a standard 2.8, you will see gains from 20-30bhp without a remap.
by simon-g
Tue 24 Aug, 2010 22:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mobil 1?
Replies: 13
Views: 535

I use Mobil1 fully synth in my car, not problems whatsoever.
by simon-g
Thu 19 Aug, 2010 22:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Small puddle of water on drivers side mat
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Ok Cheers guys, will have a good look at the weekend.
by simon-g
Thu 19 Aug, 2010 21:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Small puddle of water on drivers side mat
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Small puddle of water on drivers side mat

Hi all,

I have a small puddle of water that gathers on the drivers side rubber mat, when it has rained heavily.

It is not wet under the mat, and the seat is not wet at all. Its directly beneath the steering wheel right in the middle of the drivers footwell. Any ideas where this could be coming from?
by simon-g
Wed 11 Aug, 2010 13:38
Forum: Performance
Topic: Installed SIMOTA Carbon Fiber Intake System today
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

What would you reccomend for the 2.2 ? I was about to get the K&N induction kit. Barney You can get the Simota for the 2.2, although can you justify spending best part of £300 for minimal gains? The stock airbox really isnt that poor, specially with some modifcation you can get gains as good as the...
by simon-g
Tue 27 Jul, 2010 22:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Polished Boston Green Zed
Replies: 9
Views: 416

TitanTim wrote:Looks lovely in MG green 8-) did I just say MG :head: :rtm:

Tim.
Yes dont say that word lol, Ive had my fair share of MG's, load of sh**e.

Loving your Zed though, very smart.
by simon-g
Sat 17 Jul, 2010 08:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Occupations...what do Zed drivers do for a living???
Replies: 114
Views: 5422

Systems software engineer.
by simon-g
Wed 14 Jul, 2010 20:51
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Cover for Z3 and boot strutt
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Hi, if this is the "butt strutt" id be very interested to get first refusal if you could pm me a price please?
by simon-g
Sun 11 Jul, 2010 21:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3, Z3M & Z3 Coupe Seat bushes for SALE !!!
Replies: 159
Views: 32394

I would like a set too please if you have some left.
by simon-g
Sun 11 Jul, 2010 12:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: BMW Z3 Sports Seats
Replies: 0
Views: 230

Wanted: BMW Z3 Sports Seats

Im after a set of Original Z3 leather sports seats, like these below, but in better condition. If you could please let me know if you have any for sale.

Thanks.

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by simon-g
Fri 04 Jun, 2010 15:24
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Carwash, Soft Top?
Replies: 49
Views: 2793

Re: Carwash, Soft Top?

Hard Top wrote:Have just seen a Z3, in a long line of cars so I did not have time to hang about, waiting to go through the automatic carwash at my local petrol station :shock:
In my opinion, it seems a bit risky, but maybe the owner has done it before?

HT
I could never stick any car through a car wash :shock:
by simon-g
Thu 03 Jun, 2010 16:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine knocking noise
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Oil

There was an interesting bit in the BMWCC magazine this month, by an American garage owner, who had repeatedly found that use of Mobil 1 was guaranteed to make the tappets noisey, a change to (in his case) Castrol curing the problem. It also showed the effect of extended oil changes - in tihs case ...
by simon-g
Thu 03 Jun, 2010 12:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine knocking noise
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Thanks guys, we came to basically the same conclusion with the garage, im just going to continue using it, and see if it gets any worse, as they cant find anything wrong with it. There is 2 months left on the warranty, and I have the option to extend it to 12 months. To be honest I have only done a ...
by simon-g
Thu 03 Jun, 2010 11:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine knocking noise
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Rattle

IF you want sensible repies, it would be wise to tell us what engine you have, mileage etc. I assume yo have a double-VANOS M52TU engine - in this case, and if the noise is a rattle at idle and low speeds, a BMW Service Instruction lists either a hydraulic tappet or oil pump problem, and possibly a...
by simon-g
Wed 02 Jun, 2010 22:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine knocking noise
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Engine knocking noise

Hi all, hope you are well. I have a "noise" which can only be described as a metallic rattle noise which is coming from the engine. The noise gets worse when the car gets hotter, I have the car booked in with a BMW specialist at the moment, and he thinks the noise was coming from beneath the cam cov...
by simon-g
Tue 04 May, 2010 22:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clear Rear lights and clear side indicators
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

I havent forgot, ill definately put them up tomorrow, been a little busy.
by simon-g
Sun 02 May, 2010 10:42
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: hello eveyone
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: hello eveyone

Hi all,although ive had my z3 for nearly 12 months i have only just joined this group. I just thought i would introduce myself to you all. I have tried uploading pics of my car but cant seem to be able to do this any help would be appreciated. regards, Derrick. Hi Derrick, Welcome :) To post pics s...
by simon-g
Fri 30 Apr, 2010 13:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clear Rear lights and clear side indicators
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Simon, If you get any of them let me know how they are - I'm in the market for a set of clear rears :) Just to let you know, the ones purchased off Ebay from ultimate-lighting, are very nice lights, extremely good value for money for a brand new set for £70. The quality is spot on and the fit is pe...
by simon-g
Thu 29 Apr, 2010 17:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Goody has arrived
Replies: 1
Views: 375

New Goody has arrived

My M50 manifold has arrived :), just waiting for the kit and some nice weather to get it fitted now!

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by simon-g
Sat 24 Apr, 2010 10:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Induction kit question
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Thanks Tori
by simon-g
Sat 24 Apr, 2010 09:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Induction kit question
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Induction kit question

I have a Vader induction kit that I want to use again from my old car. I have trial fitted it without removing the air box and it will just fit as long as piping connecting it to the MAF sensor is kept short. Does anyone know what size of piping i will need to connect it to my car, Z3 2.8, the new i...
by simon-g
Fri 23 Apr, 2010 18:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Leather Seat Cover replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 564

My drivers seat was worn through on the side bolster and the seat foam had collapsed where it gets rubbed every time you climb in and out. I took it here http://www.pjm-motors.co.uk/ and had a new leather section sewn in and the seat foam renewed for £150. Both seats and both door cards completely ...
by simon-g
Fri 23 Apr, 2010 18:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Quad Custom 'M' exhaust fitted to Z3 2.8 *pictures added*
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Looking great, clear rear lights needed next :)
by simon-g
Fri 23 Apr, 2010 17:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oil grades for Z3 straight six
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Oil

It depends a lot on the ambient temperature and how often you are going to change the oil, and how long you plan to keep the car. The only engines which are particular about their oil are the M Roadster engines, the others being happy on anything which meets the requirements listed in the Owners Ha...
by simon-g
Fri 23 Apr, 2010 17:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oil grades for Z3 straight six
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Oil grades for Z3 straight six

As per the title, what oil grade do you suggest to use for the 2.8/3.0 Z3's? I have had a quick dig and see that 5w30 seems to the recommended oil. Do you use fully synthetic or do you think Castrol GTX Magnatec 5w/30 will be more than good enough?

Thanks.
by simon-g
Fri 23 Apr, 2010 12:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clear Rear lights and clear side indicators
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Simon, If you get any of them let me know how they are - I'm in the market for a set of clear rears :) Just to let you know, the ones purchased off Ebay from ultimate-lighting, are very nice lights, extremely good value for money for a brand new set for £70. The quality is spot on and the fit is pe...