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by Warrior
Mon 06 Nov, 2017 22:23
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z4 concept car
Replies: 9
Views: 632

Re: Z4 concept car

Lovin the 2 colour seats and dash. :)
by Warrior
Wed 16 Aug, 2017 21:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Hard top, BMW fixing kit, tonneau and mesh wind deflector for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 862

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

No problem, I keep looking but end up convincing myself that I don't need one.... :D
by Warrior
Mon 12 Jun, 2017 23:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm sounding and volume?
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Alarm sounding and volume?

For the first time in 5 years of ownership my Z3 alarm went off several times this morning.
No strong winds etc.,

Any suggestions?
by Warrior
Sun 23 Apr, 2017 23:50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wiring for Foglights on van?
Replies: 2
Views: 1126

Wiring for Foglights on van?

Posting this in the Lounge as it's not Zed related. :bawl: I have a 2008 model Citroen Dispatch Van with blocked off apertures ready to take front foglamps. It's suggested that the wiring may have been included in the initial build and is tied off somewhere in readiness should the original purchaser...
by Warrior
Sun 16 Apr, 2017 23:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slowly retracting seatbelt...
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: Slowly retracting seatbelt...

Tried the silicone. Very marginal improvement.

Washing seems to be the favoured choice from YouTube posters so will try that next. Cheers
by Warrior
Thu 13 Apr, 2017 16:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Minor Door shut adjustment?
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

Are you sure you don't just need to grease the mechanism a little? When the door is shut properly, does it like up correctly with the rear panel? If so, that would suggest that there's not really an alignment issue and that it is just the mechanism binding a little. I'll try a bit of WD40 and repor...
by Warrior
Thu 13 Apr, 2017 16:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Minor Door shut adjustment?
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

Are you sure you don't just need to grease the mechanism a little? When the door is shut properly, does it like up correctly with the rear panel? If so, that would suggest that there's not really an alignment issue and that it is just the mechanism binding a little. I'll try a bit of WD40 and repor...
by Warrior
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 20:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Minor Door shut adjustment?
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

Are you sure you don't just need to grease the mechanism a little? When the door is shut properly, does it like up correctly with the rear panel? If so, that would suggest that there's not really an alignment issue and that it is just the mechanism binding a little. I'll try a bit of WD40 and repor...
by Warrior
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 01:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slowly retracting seatbelt...
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Slowly retracting seatbelt...

Despite the seatbelt action being exactly the same since I bought zeddie 6 years ago, slow retraction has been mentioned as an advisory on the MOT :rtm: It is a minor irritant at times so time to sort I guess. One thing that bemuses me is that the plastic 'button' located a couple of feet along the ...
by Warrior
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 01:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New steering rack - stiffness...
Replies: 18
Views: 2374

Re: New steering rack - stiffness...

Update... I had another bush changed along with the sticking brake caliper and drove a short distance home. Steering still stiff but greatly improved. A few more days and a few nore miles and she's loosened up a treat. A little firmer as one would expect with a few new parts but heading in the right...
by Warrior
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 01:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Minor Door shut adjustment?
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Minor Door shut adjustment?

Passenger side door - clunnk.......closes perfectly every time.

On the drivers side I frequently find that I pull or push the door shut and have to do it a second time with a little more welly so some minor adjustment is needed but it's not obvious as to how this is achieved?
by Warrior
Sat 08 Apr, 2017 01:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Chrome exterior door handle covers
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Chrome exterior door handle covers

Mine came with the car when I bought her about 6 years ago. I think they were taken as an option when new so probably the 30 quid one's. They are genuine chromed metal.
by Warrior
Fri 07 Apr, 2017 23:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Chrome exterior door handle covers
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Chrome exterior door handle covers

They look great!

I've previously stuck mine on using double sided high bond sign tape. One is fine, the other has dropped off a couple of times. Other methods have been suggested on here before but i've not wanted to ladle glue on the handles.
by Warrior
Mon 03 Apr, 2017 23:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off
Replies: 36
Views: 3922

Re: steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off

New Caliper and both sets of front pads changed today. Problem sorted.
by Warrior
Mon 03 Apr, 2017 23:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Automatic gearboxes realiability question on all Z3
Replies: 15
Views: 1965

Re: Automatic gearboxes realiability question on all Z3

I've got the 3.0i with an auto box. Another nod for the tiptronic box :)
by Warrior
Mon 13 Mar, 2017 19:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New steering rack - stiffness...
Replies: 18
Views: 2374

Re: New steering rack - stiffness...

Hi, What was your reason for changing the rack in the first place - here is a copy of a post I put up on another Z Forum that might be worth considering :- 'I had a problem with mine after bringing it out of winter storage - the steering being very heavy - I was considering changing the rack and po...
by Warrior
Mon 13 Mar, 2017 19:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New steering rack - stiffness...
Replies: 18
Views: 2374

Re: New steering rack - stiffness...

Just as a matter of interest, was the steering rack a brand new OEM item bought from BMW or was it a second hand item? If it was a brand new OEM item then I would have thought the stiffness you are getting would have most likely caused from something other than the rack. A bit of a puzzle really, m...
by Warrior
Sun 12 Mar, 2017 02:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New steering rack - stiffness...
Replies: 18
Views: 2374

Re: New steering rack - stiffness...

Hi, the fault seems to be with the new steering rack. If you go lock to lock with out the engine running then do the same with the engine running there should be a massive difference. This eliminates the power assisted side of the system. Next jack the car up, remove both track rod ends and see if ...
by Warrior
Sun 12 Mar, 2017 02:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New steering rack - stiffness...
Replies: 18
Views: 2374

Re: New steering rack - stiffness...

Hi, If you had the car 4 wheel laser alignment completed, why did they leave the steering wheel off center? I wouldn't be at all happy with that. Was this done immediately after the rack was replaced? Did they give you the read out/ sheet of paper with the ed and green blocks where the wheels are a...
by Warrior
Sun 12 Mar, 2017 02:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New steering rack - stiffness...
Replies: 18
Views: 2374

Re: New steering rack - stiffness...

Del wrote:Check level of power steering fluid - human error - may have been overlooked
Already done. Twice. All fine...
by Warrior
Sat 11 Mar, 2017 02:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New steering rack - stiffness...
Replies: 18
Views: 2374

Re: New steering rack - stiffness...

I don't see how changing the bushes could be a factor, and the advice of driving round some twisty roads sounds like a fob-off. Did you get the wheel alignment re-checked at all? Sorry I meant the ball joints. (I think! :lol: ) Trying to guesstimate how many miles I have done since fitting and it's...
by Warrior
Sat 11 Mar, 2017 02:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sticky Brake Caliper?
Replies: 13
Views: 1366

Re: Sticky Brake Caliper?

I can't see any reason to do both if only one is a problem. Why not just send yours to be refurbished by these guys: http://www.biggred.co.uk (assuming this isn't your daily-driver, of course). Liking the red one's..... Do you know if they actually refurbish the one's you send or like for like? Als...
by Warrior
Sat 11 Mar, 2017 02:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off
Replies: 36
Views: 3922

Re: steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off

Exactly the same as mine was doing on Wednesday. Brake caliper for sure. First time I had a problem was about 3 years ago and it only happened once. Enough to make me pull over and check the wheel nuts. Had 2 advisories on April MOT's, both times after the car had been standing longer than normal bu...
by Warrior
Thu 09 Mar, 2017 23:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New steering rack - stiffness...
Replies: 18
Views: 2374

Re: New steering rack - stiffness...

Belated update. Checked as much as I could Southernboy but after 5 months and very few miles still wasn't happy. Spoke to my mechanic relative who took it for a test drive yesterday and was reminded that the bushes were changed at the same time and suggested I do a decent trip round some twisty bend...
by Warrior
Thu 09 Mar, 2017 23:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Side indicator glass - clear Drivers side
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Re: Wanted: Side indicator glass - clear Drivers side

I guess so! :dunce:

Got a new one on the way for 22 quid.... mate works for a dealer so near cost i'm told...
by Warrior
Thu 09 Mar, 2017 23:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sticky Brake Caliper?
Replies: 13
Views: 1366

Sticky Brake Caliper?

I had an advisory on last years MOT that the drivers side brake caliper was sticking. I'd had a couple of minor juddery moments that I put down to the road surface at the time, but had the caliper looked at and it's been fine up til now. Zeddie has done very few miles of late and the caliper is stic...
by Warrior
Tue 07 Mar, 2017 14:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Side indicator glass - clear Drivers side
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Re: Wanted: Side indicator glass - clear Drivers side

You know I re-wrote that several times before posting :)

The one on the wing.......
by Warrior
Mon 06 Mar, 2017 22:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Side indicator glass - clear Drivers side
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Wanted: Side indicator glass - clear Drivers side

As title, the 4" x 1" approx indicator clear glass and inner bulb housing.


(Mine is full of condensation. I've changed the sealing rubber and smeared some silicon around the join between the glass and housing but cannot clear)
by Warrior
Thu 23 Feb, 2017 22:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What exactly does S54 mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: What exactly does S54 mean?

Ah, need my eyes testing then. Yes, probably said 'M' not 'S'.....doh! :dunce:
by Warrior
Thu 23 Feb, 2017 21:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What exactly does S54 mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 609

What exactly does S54 mean?

I've seen the term S54 in relation to M Class cars but on searching for a part number was surprised to see my 3.0i after narrowing the list down from make, model, engine size, year to end up marked as an S54? :rtm:
by Warrior
Sat 04 Feb, 2017 23:23
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The must have item for open top motoring
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

Re: The must have item for open top motoring

ohh I say, ding dong A few years back we stood in an ice cream parlour on the promenade in Santa Eulalia, Ibiza and a guy walked in looking every inch like Terry Thomas. Convinced it was TT I mentioned it to the wife went back to the hotel and looked him up on the net where I realised it was Mr Din...
by Warrior
Fri 03 Feb, 2017 16:23
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The must have item for open top motoring
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

The must have item for open top motoring

I think this sits somewhere between ultra cool or are you xxxxxxxx crazy? :cry:

http://www.british-sheepskin.co.uk/prod ... ng-helmet/
by Warrior
Wed 01 Feb, 2017 22:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I wouldn't leave home without it
Replies: 11
Views: 1107

Re: I wouldn't leave home without it

Baseball cap..... :sunny
by Warrior
Mon 09 Jan, 2017 01:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: being dazzled
Replies: 15
Views: 1449

Re: being dazzled

Tailgated for a mile or so whilst driving the wife's XRi (woohoo!) a while back so slowed down to 20mph. When I turned off this guy follows, flashes his lights, pulls up 20 yds behind and starts to get out of his car presumably to 'ave a word'. :head: I'm 6'2" and would have been around 16 stone the...
by Warrior
Tue 03 Jan, 2017 02:27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The law when indicating?
Replies: 11
Views: 1139

Re: The law when indicating?

IMO you and the other driver are jointly and severally blameworthy. I would never rely on the self-cancelling mechanism unless it cancelled before I can do it. Likewise, the other driver is foolish to believe a signal that was not initiated within their view. 50:50 fault distribution. Sorry, but yo...
by Warrior
Tue 03 Jan, 2017 02:15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The law when indicating?
Replies: 11
Views: 1139

Re: The law when indicating?

In future just don't indicate until you have passed McDonalds? Think you've got the wrong idea of the road layout?;) The 'indication' is necessary as you left turn off at the 40mph limit main road junction traffic lights. Obviously you wouldn't be taking the corner at that sort of speed but McD's e...
by Warrior
Mon 02 Jan, 2017 19:40
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The law when indicating?
Replies: 11
Views: 1139

Re: The law when indicating?

IMO you and the other driver are jointly and severally blameworthy. I would never rely on the self-cancelling mechanism unless it cancelled before I can do it. Likewise, the other driver is foolish to believe a signal that was not initiated within their view. 50:50 fault distribution. Sorry, but yo...
by Warrior
Mon 02 Jan, 2017 02:55
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The law when indicating?
Replies: 11
Views: 1139

The law when indicating?

A McDonalds burger joint has recently opened, the entrance to which sits about 50 yds from the junction with the main road. On turning left the indicator does not always self cancel in time so those leaving Maccy D's think you are going to pull in to their car park and pull out in front of you! Driv...
by Warrior
Fri 30 Dec, 2016 00:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop fitting kit, why so few, why so pricey?
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Re: Hardtop fitting kit, why so few, why so pricey?

A little later than planned and not the full list but here are the horror priced items. (sorry no pound sign on this US keyboard!) Left Hardtop support 233.45 Right Hardtop support 233.45 Switch 89.50 L Hardtop support Cover 53.40 R Hardtop support Cover 53.40 Couple of things ...on realOEM.com the ...
by Warrior
Thu 29 Dec, 2016 01:26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: To my .org friends!
Replies: 39
Views: 3092

Re: To my .org friends!

Go faster stripes anyone? ;) :D
by Warrior
Wed 21 Dec, 2016 20:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop fitting kit, why so few, why so pricey?
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Re: Hardtop fitting kit, why so few, why so pricey?

Sorry for the slightly terse reply earlier - quoting is a bit fiddly on Tapatalk. To my knowledge, there is not and never has been anything to disable on a Z3 before fitting the hardtop. That sounds like it relates to cars with pop up rollover protection, which I think was only ever fitted to 4 sea...
by Warrior
Tue 20 Dec, 2016 22:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop fitting kit, why so few, why so pricey?
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Re: Hardtop fitting kit, why so few, why so pricey?

Panic over, got a price from the local main dealer and can get a complete hardtop fitting kit for the absolute bargain basement price of 769 quid! :bawl: :head: :lol: Obviously won't be happening. On another matter i'm told that prior to fitting a hardtop some sort of rollover safety feature has to ...
by Warrior
Wed 14 Dec, 2016 00:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop fitting kit, why so few, why so pricey?
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Re: Hardtop fitting kit, why so few, why so pricey?

I'll do a German Ebay search for

Ze Zedden fittenzi kitten.....;)
by Warrior
Tue 13 Dec, 2016 22:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop fitting kit, why so few, why so pricey?
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Hardtop fitting kit, why so few, why so pricey?

Knowing that hardtop fitting kits for the Z3 command a premium price and are in short supply got me thinking...? Why so few around? Presumably for every hardtop made and used a fitting kit to match was purchased. My only guess is that cars reaching the end of their life have been squashed with fitti...
by Warrior
Sun 20 Nov, 2016 21:25
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Makeshift shelter - condensation?
Replies: 4
Views: 1009

Re: Makeshift shelter - condensation?

the 500 quid price tag puts me of the carcoon :shock:
by Warrior
Fri 18 Nov, 2016 01:53
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Makeshift shelter - condensation?
Replies: 4
Views: 1009

Makeshift shelter - condensation?

I'm looking to build a temporary shelter to home Zeddie for the winter. She's been well looked after, washed, dried, cleaned polished & waxed on a regular basis but de-greening the roof has been difficult and as prices for 3.0i's seem to be firming up she probably deserves a little better. The plan ...
by Warrior
Wed 26 Oct, 2016 00:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New steering rack - stiffness...
Replies: 18
Views: 2374

New steering rack - stiffness...

Had a new steering rack fitted last week, just a day before my mechanical relative and fitter went away on holiday so can't ask THE question of him.... Initial thoughts, everything a lot less jumpy, although this is more likely to be down to the replacement bushes, but on further driving i've realis...
by Warrior
Wed 19 Oct, 2016 23:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Better handling- where to start?
Replies: 29
Views: 2571

Re: Better handling- where to start?

New rack, new bushes and tracking done today. Short 15 minute drive home and initial thoughts are good improvement. Could drive with one hand on the wheel, something that didn't always feel possible. Need to try along a particular bit of road which is a narrow dual carriageway with some cambers and ...
by Warrior
Tue 18 Oct, 2016 01:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Better handling- where to start?
Replies: 29
Views: 2571

Re: Better handling- where to start?

UPDATE: Rack and Bushes replaced yesterday. Initial feeling is that feels a lot better but only drove 3 miles home and on the way 2 warning lights popped up Brakes and DSC!! Thought it may be an air lock clearing in the fluid reservoir but top up not needed. Being looked at tomorrow. Booked in for t...