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by chris1984_99_99
Fri 26 Aug, 2016 13:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Central Locking stopped working
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Central Locking stopped working

Hi guys, I hope everyone is well! Its been a while since I was last on here! The Z3 has been giving sterling performance as per usual but just the other day when I pressed the key fob to lock the car, nothing happened. It was working fine one day then with no cause that I'm aware off it stopped. The...
by chris1984_99_99
Fri 10 Jul, 2015 10:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat Adjustment Question
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Seat Adjustment Question

The other day getting into the Z3 I noticed the drivers seat was as low down as possible. I normally have it sitting about mid way up and down. It now refuses to go up or down, back and forwards still works, but up and down will not. The strange thing is this is the second time this has happened. Wh...
by chris1984_99_99
Fri 05 Sep, 2014 14:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Annoying rattle from the rear
Replies: 32
Views: 4141

Annoying rattle from the rear

Fortunately I am only talking about the car! Ive only ever been in 1 other Z3 so its difficult to compare, but there seems to be an awful lot of rattles from the back of my Z3, its very obvious when driving over an uneven road or surface, like something is very loose underneath the car. Ive had her ...
by chris1984_99_99
Fri 05 Sep, 2014 14:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water in boot
Replies: 88
Views: 14557

Re: Water in boot

I had an issue like this about a year ago when sitting at home I could suddenly hear my nearest and dearest alarm going off, jumping up I ran outside only to find the car sitting there, nobody near it, but the alarm was going off. Managed to get it off, but only to have it come on again on its own a...
by chris1984_99_99
Sun 24 Aug, 2014 21:03
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Spotted in Troon, Scotland
Replies: 0
Views: 301

Spotted in Troon, Scotland

Hi guys, ive just moved in the last few days to Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland. Ive noticed about 3 or 4 Z3's and a good few Z4's aswell in the area, just wondering if anyone is on here, if there are ever any drives planned and also if anyone can give me a heads up on the local garages for work, i ...
by chris1984_99_99
Sun 08 Dec, 2013 22:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear wheel excessive wear
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: Rear wheel excessive wear

Thanks for the reply guys and apologies for me taking so long to get back! I think the shock absorbers and or springs may be one road to take to trying to sort this out. Am I correct in assuming its best to replace the springs if the shock absorbers are to be replaced? Also a little nagging thing I ...
by chris1984_99_99
Sat 30 Nov, 2013 17:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear wheel excessive wear
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Rear wheel excessive wear

Hi all, I seem to be having a real problem with the Z3. The rear tyres are wearing out at an extremely excessive rate, after about 5000 miles the tyres are bald...and I mean bald! The other day I was getting the car sprayed with Waxoyl for the winter when the guy doing it said the rear tyres were co...
by chris1984_99_99
Thu 05 Sep, 2013 11:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Driver seat stuck in lowest position
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Driver seat stuck in lowest position

Thanks very much Brian, I have a few days off coming up, will have to spend a bit of time then and see if I can see what the problem is, fingers crossed its something simple/obvious!

Cheers again!
Chris
by chris1984_99_99
Wed 04 Sep, 2013 21:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Driver seat stuck in lowest position
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Driver seat stuck in lowest position

Nope, not a thing when trying to move up or down, and as I said works perfectly going backwards and forwards.
by chris1984_99_99
Wed 04 Sep, 2013 21:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Driver seat stuck in lowest position
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Driver seat stuck in lowest position

Hi guys, I climbed into the car the yesterday to head home from work and noticed the seat seemed lower. It seems at some point whilst I was at work the seat has managed to lower itself to the lowest position and now it refuses to raise. Its always been a bit tempermental for height, travelling back ...
by chris1984_99_99
Tue 02 Jul, 2013 10:39
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Z3: A Babe Magnet
Replies: 7
Views: 1163

Re: Z3: A Babe Magnet

This happened to me last week! There I was sitting at a red light in the middle of Glasgow.... :lol:
by chris1984_99_99
Thu 25 Apr, 2013 20:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Issue with rear wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Issue with rear wheels

Thanks for the replies guys. As far as I can tell the car isnt and has never been lowered, she sits about the same height as any other Z3 ive seen. I drive the car sensibly and from what I could see when she was up on the ramp she dosnt look as if she has had any knocks. As for the wear on the tyres...
by chris1984_99_99
Mon 22 Apr, 2013 16:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Issue with rear wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Issue with rear wheels

Hi guys, im having an issue with the rear wheels of my Z3. For some time now the rear wheels seem to be wearing out VERY quickly on the inside. Only thing is any garage ive ever been to cannot seem to find the cause of the problem. The wheels are visiably well off but there is no obvious sign of dam...
by chris1984_99_99
Thu 17 Jan, 2013 16:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Condensation in Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 5255

Re: Condensation in Boot

I left the car in with a local garage to let them have a look at it, and to sort out the lights and alarms, which seem to have developed faults on the back on the condensation problems. Turns out it was literally just a few fuses gone for the lights as I suspected. As for the alarm, the tilt sensor ...
by chris1984_99_99
Tue 08 Jan, 2013 14:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Condensation in Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 5255

Re: Condensation in Boot

Seems this is a very common problem alright. Ive been having a lot of bother with my car and it seems to be centered in this area. Water getting into and lying where the tilt sensor is. Also the 3rd light in, the running tail light is out, I replaced the bulb but to no effect. Does anyone have any i...
by chris1984_99_99
Thu 03 Jan, 2013 20:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dont be Alarmed..but im having alarm problems!
Replies: 9
Views: 532

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

Hi Guys, Happy new year to everyone! I hope Santa was good to you all! The new year and Christmas period seems to have been an issue for the Z3, it seems the alarm is playing up again only thing this time even worse! Before the alarm would go off randomly and would stop when I went out and pressed t...
by chris1984_99_99
Wed 03 Oct, 2012 19:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 17" Wheel Caps
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: 17" Wheel Caps

All sorted now thanks to Doug!! Cheers! :thumb:
by chris1984_99_99
Sat 29 Sep, 2012 19:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 17" Wheel Caps
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: 17" Wheel Caps

Thanks very much!! Your a gentleman!
by chris1984_99_99
Fri 28 Sep, 2012 20:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 17" Wheel Caps
Replies: 9
Views: 411

17" Wheel Caps

Hi all, I had a look through the forum but couldnt find any specific topic on this. The other week I noticed a wheel hub cap was missing. I find it strange after all the time ive had the car it just decided to come off, so chances are some bugger took it. Anyway, back on topic, I measured and ordere...
by chris1984_99_99
Mon 20 Aug, 2012 18:57
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: A new Z from BMW?
Replies: 3
Views: 938

A new Z from BMW?

Just logged on to check emails etc and saw this on the top gear facebook link....could this be a new Z series from BMW? Have to admit at first glance it dosnt look all too bad! http://www.topgear.com/uk/assets/cms/da7c3ea5-7ef9-450e-b44e-5f4c2721c3be/Large%20Image.jpg?p=120820_04:36 http://www.topge...
by chris1984_99_99
Fri 13 Jul, 2012 17:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dont be Alarmed..but im having alarm problems!
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Dont be Alarmed..but im having alarm problems!

Hi guys, had a look through the forum there for any info on this but couldnt really find anything. Ive had the car a few years, and just now she seems to have developed an annoying habbit of going off by herself for no aparent reason! From what I can gather this can be a common problem, but its a ne...
by chris1984_99_99
Sat 16 Jun, 2012 08:00
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Just did Hardknott Pass..
Replies: 14
Views: 2083

Just did Hardknott Pass..

Had to come over for a medical for work and thought i'd spend the weekend driving around the Lake District. Then suddenly appeared the hardknott pass...a 1 in 3 gradient ascent to madness. Anyway I did it in the Z3 between 1st and 2nd gear for the most part, and to add to it all, in torrential rain ...
by chris1984_99_99
Thu 31 May, 2012 20:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sticking passenger window
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Sticking passenger window

Im pretty sure with the amount of spray I put in there the runners must have got some, but im going to take the card off tomorrow and give them a special doushing of the stuff!
by chris1984_99_99
Thu 31 May, 2012 19:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sticking passenger window
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Sticking passenger window

Hi guys, ive just browsed through the forum looking up window topics but couldnt find anything specific to my problem. Basically the passenger window was working fine a few days ago, but now it only goes about half way down, slowing to a complete stop as if something is rubbing against it, stopping ...
by chris1984_99_99
Mon 28 May, 2012 14:57
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 2 Z's and an imposter
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: 2 Z's and an imposter

Why thank you very much gentlemen! I am quite pleased with how the photos, namely the last on turned out. It was taken in a small fishing town called Ballyhalbert in Northern Ireland. I was there before and took some shots of my Z3 and a relatives Z4. I'd love to get a few more together and go there...
by chris1984_99_99
Sat 26 May, 2012 20:06
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 2 Z's and an imposter
Replies: 5
Views: 862

2 Z's and an imposter

A few phots of my Z3 and my mates (the black one)...plus a horrible car that got in the way of a decent one! Its been a while since I last posted some pics...so... :) http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x123/chris1984_99_99/_DSC0041.jpg http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x123/chris1984_99_99/_DSC9971...
by chris1984_99_99
Wed 23 May, 2012 23:00
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Northern Ireland Cruise
Replies: 0
Views: 542

Northern Ireland Cruise

Hey guys, I was out the other night with my mate in his Z3 and I in mine, it would be nice to get a few more along and go for a nice cruise and take a few photos. So.... on that note, who all from little old Norn Iron would fancy a cruise? The ards peninsula or similar has some beautiful roads to dr...
by chris1984_99_99
Wed 18 Apr, 2012 14:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new zedder
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: new zedder

Ahoy hoy! Glad welcome to the forum fuzion! You'll have to get some pics up of the 3 so we can have a gander at it!! I'd love to organise a run some day now we're getting into the better weather for some topless fun! Ive a mate who has a nice black Z3, and a realitve who has just changed from a Z4 t...
by chris1984_99_99
Fri 23 Mar, 2012 12:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear wheels problem
Replies: 13
Views: 826

Rear wheels problem

I seem to be having a bit of bother with the rear wheels on the car. I just passed MOT but had to put on new tyres as the rear ones were completely worn away on the inside. I havnt done a lot of miles on them, probably 8000 or less. They were completely bald on the inside and the guys I got the tyre...
by chris1984_99_99
Fri 23 Mar, 2012 12:10
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: FG WIlsons - Sunday 25th March
Replies: 1
Views: 602

FG WIlsons - Sunday 25th March

Hi guys, theres a car show on at FG Wilsons in Larne, N Ireland this sunday. Not a BMW exclusive car show but there are going to be a few going along from the NI BMW group. I'll obviously be there in the Z3 and will be taking plenty of snaps, anyone on this green isle is welcome to come! Aim to be t...
by chris1984_99_99
Thu 08 Mar, 2012 18:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slow and sticking windows
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Slow and sticking windows

Hi guys, I seem to be having some problems with the windows on my 1999 2.0L Z3. The problem is, theyre either very slow at going up and down, or stick and stop altogether. Now, ive been on before and looked up a guide to taking the door cards off and lubing the mechanism up with Silicon, which I hav...
by chris1984_99_99
Thu 26 Jan, 2012 17:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Looking for info on Z3 2.0L
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Theres not really much to look out for really. Just check the rear window in the hood is ok. They usually have scratches and scuff marks in the middle of them as a result of the roof going up and down, if the owners have been switched on they would use a cloth to protect it. Have a feel through the ...
by chris1984_99_99
Wed 25 Jan, 2012 20:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Looking for info on Z3 2.0L
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Hi Tommy, Welcome to Zroadsters! I drive a metallic blue 2.0L Z3 and have to say I love it! http://ih1.redbubble.net/image.9628255.6499/flat,550x550,075,f.jpg 2nd gear will most definitely get her tail end hanging out around a dry never mind wet roundabout, the engine gives plenty of grunt, lovely s...
by chris1984_99_99
Wed 14 Dec, 2011 22:14
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Z3s in Northern Ireland
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Ack now theres no need for that! I can remember when I were just a wee lad my old man telling me a tale of a warm, sunny day! lol Seriously though, it would be good to try and get a few names together and go for a run, my mate with the Z3 is over in England until mid January, so who knows, maybe by ...
by chris1984_99_99
Fri 25 Nov, 2011 00:53
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Z3s in Northern Ireland
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Not since ive been on here there hasnt, but it would be great to maybe get a few names together and pick a date. Ive a few mates who have Z3's and 4's who would probably be up for a drive some decent day!
by chris1984_99_99
Wed 23 Nov, 2011 13:40
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: November 2011 Picture of the Month Competition WINNER !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1399

Some very nice images this month!! They surely have got to be theeee most photographed car type!
by chris1984_99_99
Mon 31 Oct, 2011 18:27
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: October 2011 Picture of the Month Competition RESULT
Replies: 7
Views: 1119

Hmm.. well some fantastic work in here this month, great to see some very original and different photos, people using a bit of artistic flair and being creative to make some photos that really stand out.
by chris1984_99_99
Sun 30 Oct, 2011 17:28
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: While im in Scotland
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Hi Geoff, im back over in N Ireland again, had a great time over in Scotland. On my last weekend there I went for a road trip up to Loch Ness, took the very scenic route around Loch Lomond and through the Highlands, past Ben Nevis and up to Loch Ness, then back down again. I took all day, setting of...
by chris1984_99_99
Sun 02 Oct, 2011 12:22
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Oh Yes
Replies: 17
Views: 1033

gookah wrote:In this world there are the "Haves' and the Have yachts" :D

lol i like that!! There are certain times in your life you have to step back and appreciate what you have! Driving down to the marina in the Z with the roof down for a days sailing... dosnt get much better! 8-)
by chris1984_99_99
Fri 23 Sep, 2011 19:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Im in love again!
Replies: 9
Views: 837

Re: Im in love again!

Especially coming up to our birthdays (its date of Manufacture and mine are the same!) Technically wasn't your date of "manufacture" (approx) 9 months before your birthday? I'm just saying :P haha technically I suppose your right!..... thanks for the mental image!! I'll never be able to look at the...
by chris1984_99_99
Sun 18 Sep, 2011 16:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Im in love again!
Replies: 9
Views: 837

Im in love again!

Well after working abroad for about 6 weeks im back with my car, my bags had barely touched the floor when I was out at the car, which started first time and purred away like a cat... Its been far too long with no Z action, never again! Especially coming up to our birthdays (its date of Manufacture ...
by chris1984_99_99
Sun 21 Aug, 2011 14:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear wheels wearing out too quick
Replies: 12
Views: 500

haha i was wondering who would come out with that one HT! :P

As for the car, its not lowered, im pretty sure it shouldnt be wearing tyres out so quickly! Im a pretty conservative driver..for the most part, certainly no wheel spin etc.
by chris1984_99_99
Sun 21 Aug, 2011 13:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear wheels wearing out too quick
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Rear wheels wearing out too quick

Hi guys, I did a search and couldnt find anything really aobut this subject. I changed all 4 tyres less than 5000 miles ago, the rear wheels are already almost bald on the inside. When I was getting them put on the car the guy said the cambre didnt seem right, so I went to a mechanic who apparently ...
by chris1984_99_99
Sun 24 Jul, 2011 10:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Competition in Spotting
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: spotting

si-forks wrote:i think you would win just wish i knew where Market Drayton is so i can get my z3 over there :lol:
I Second that motion! lol :wink:
by chris1984_99_99
Sat 11 Jun, 2011 09:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Beware
Replies: 16
Views: 2279

The irony to me is that last year I WAS working abroad on a ship when I was in contact with the guy I ended up buying the car from. Having had god knows how many of these emails myself over the years I didnt mention any of that to him incase he thought I was a scammer! I just said im on holiday and ...
by chris1984_99_99
Mon 30 May, 2011 10:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Road trip
Replies: 15
Views: 742

Nice one! Have a great time!! I think theres a BMW car show on in some Priory next Sunday near Loch Lomond, all being well im going to go to it as im living/working nearby for a while! Would be great to get a few guys from here at it!

Have a great trip, looking forward to seeing the pics!!

Chris
by chris1984_99_99
Thu 26 May, 2011 21:33
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: While im in Scotland
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

While im in Scotland

Hey guys, im going to be over working in Scotland for a while (a few weeks to a few months, work depending) Near Dumbarton and so far ive seen a fair few Z3's about here, I thought i'd ask on here and see if anyone on lives in the area! Would be great to maybe organise a run some decent day!

Chris
by chris1984_99_99
Thu 26 May, 2011 21:14
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Scotland 3 day away August Bank Holiday
Replies: 19
Views: 1988

Thats what i get for scan reading! lol i thought it was the bank holiday this weekend! Dont think i'll be here by then!! My bad!
by chris1984_99_99
Thu 26 May, 2011 21:10
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Scotland 3 day away August Bank Holiday
Replies: 19
Views: 1988

Hey guys, is this run still on? Im over in Scotland (Near Dumbarton) for the next few weeks. Would be great to finially meet up with some guys from on here!
by chris1984_99_99
Sat 21 May, 2011 16:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is The Z4 Better Looking Than A Z3. ??????
Replies: 57
Views: 1902

Im afraid its the Z3 for me. They have such an iconic retro look that will never age. The Z4 in all its shapes and forms will look old and dated, non spectacular (and in my view earlier models already are). Heres a few images of my 3 and my mates 4 for comparison. Although I must admit the new shape...