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by Wrinkley
Tue 17 Jul, 2012 18:58
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 97 2.8 roadster helrot red 78,000mls...NEW PRICE...
Replies: 0
Views: 303

97 2.8 roadster helrot red 78,000mls...NEW PRICE...

Well,we've now had the "Redzster" for nearly 2 yrs. It's primarily Joannes car and despite trying everything possible she still can't get to grips with the way it handles,she loves the car and the way it looks but feels that it's just to much of a beast for her relaxed driving style. Personally I lo...
by Wrinkley
Wed 07 Mar, 2012 06:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Clutch?
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: New Clutch?

We had a new clutch and dual mass flywheel done around 1500mls ago,cost was around £700,but I must say it transformed the car,which now feels very very solid and drives like new.

Steve
by Wrinkley
Sat 05 Nov, 2011 19:16
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Regular forum users?
Replies: 32
Views: 1743

Although I don't post very often I usually have a look at what's going on every couple of days.
This site has been invaluable in assissting with sorting things out with our 97 2.8.
More of a bike man myself although we did have a great couple of weeks around Europe in the z this year.

Steve
by Wrinkley
Thu 06 Oct, 2011 23:23
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Wheeler Dealers New Series
Replies: 13
Views: 1792

I love wheeler dealers even the repeats,
but I won't be watching the new series.
I just have no interest in American cars.

Steve
by Wrinkley
Thu 06 Oct, 2011 23:16
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z4 Insurance as a second car
Replies: 11
Views: 1111

Strange thing insurance. Volvo V50 D5 09 reg 6000mls P/A £420 value £14000 BMW 97 2.8 Z3 agreed value £6000 milage 5000 P/A £250 BMW R1200GS value £13000 milage unlimited, BMW g650x/country £3500 milage unlimited on joint policy £160. So I've got 2 cars with a combined value of around £20k those car...
by Wrinkley
Tue 20 Sep, 2011 19:58
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: One year on
Replies: 4
Views: 391

One year on

Well we've now had "Redzster" our 97 2.8 pre facelift Z3 in Helrot red for a whole year. In that year we've had, Complete OEM suspension alround. New clutch,braided hoses and dual mass flywheel. Uprated wishbone bushes. Recovered and rebuilt seats (dark gray with red stitching) Also several minor bi...
by Wrinkley
Tue 20 Sep, 2011 18:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: wierd clutch pedal!
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Got to say that the clutch was the only thing we really didn't like about our 97 2.8 when we bought it last year. We tried the usual then in the end went for a new clutch and dual mass flywheel. It has totally transformed the car,it wasn't cheap but for us the car is a keeper so we want it as good a...
by Wrinkley
Sat 27 Aug, 2011 00:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch on Z3 - short or long?
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Recently had a new clutch and dual mass flywheel fitted to our 97 2.8,don't ask how much :shock:
It has transformed the whole car making it an absolute pleasure to drive.

Steve
by Wrinkley
Fri 26 Aug, 2011 23:56
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z3 prices in the UK
Replies: 17
Views: 1092

Well I don't really care about the current value's of the Z3. We bought ours in October of last year and have spent a fair amount on it since. We spent a long time finding the right car, and for us it's with us for the long term. We've had some great days out w/e's away and a fabulous trip around eu...
by Wrinkley
Wed 22 Jun, 2011 08:45
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Can't wait
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Can't wait

Well our first longish trip in "Redzter" starts on Sunday. Taking the ferry from Hull to Rotterdam unfortunately we're going to have to take the main roads to get to our first stop which is Nauders in Austria,but from then on it's the good roads over the alps including Stelvio to Venice for two nigh...
by Wrinkley
Sat 21 May, 2011 14:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel alignment
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Some of the conversation between the guys who were doing it had aroused my suspicions as to wether they had the right model or not. Not really wanting to tell them their job I thought I'd wait till they had finished and check the printout when I got home. The printout was not among the paperwork the...
by Wrinkley
Sat 21 May, 2011 13:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is The Z4 Better Looking Than A Z3. ??????
Replies: 57
Views: 1849

NO

We deliberated for a long time over Z3 or Z4.

Z4 drove like any modern car Z3 was more interesting to drive.

But it was the look both inside and out of the Z3 that sealed the choice.

Steve
by Wrinkley
Sat 21 May, 2011 11:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel alignment
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Wheel alignment

To cut a long story story short,yesterday I had our 97 2.8 wheels set up and realigned. They used the latest Hunter equipment but set the car up using the info for an E85 instead of E36. They have agreed to correct it but are unable to do so until next Wednesday. Am I correct in assuming that the ca...
by Wrinkley
Sat 21 May, 2011 11:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Any Bikers?
Replies: 79
Views: 5083

Been obsessed with bikes since I was about 11 and never been without a bike since I was 16, so that's a total of 39yrs and around 80 bikes. Current mounts are a 59 BMW R1200GS which is ridden all year in all weathers and used for pleasure and holidays. Sat in the shed and cosseted like a new born b...
by Wrinkley
Fri 20 May, 2011 12:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hunter hawkeye 4 wheel laser alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 1350

Having just had new springs and shocks plus ///M front wishbone bushes fitted to my 97 2.8 I had mine checked and fronts adjusted. I'm not sure what the equipment they used was but it looked exactly like the machine in the photo's. This was done at Bush tyres in Beverley and they charged me £35 inc ...
by Wrinkley
Fri 20 May, 2011 12:35
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Victory by Design
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Taped them on a series link,I think there where about seven of them.

Most enjoyable.

Steve.
by Wrinkley
Thu 14 Apr, 2011 08:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Vague steering - can anybody help?
Replies: 8
Views: 762

Expensive way to go but I had complete new OEM springs and shocks fitted,we also went for ///M front wishbone bushes. It has totally transformed the car,which by the sound of things felt very much like yours. It may be felt by some to be exessive,but my belief is that any car with more than 40k on t...
by Wrinkley
Wed 13 Apr, 2011 13:09
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Thought our car had been pinched
Replies: 0
Views: 375

Thought our car had been pinched

Driving from Willerby toward the Humber bridge,a bright red Z3 coming in the opposite direction.

Reg No R11 G** My Reg is R1 GWE looked very similar from a distance.

Needless to say I wasn't in ours at the time.

Steve
by Wrinkley
Sat 09 Apr, 2011 18:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch not releasing
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Everything is now sorted,

New clutch,

New DMF

New slave cylinder.

Earls hose.

Not cheap,but the car is now a dream to drive and Joanne is over the moon.

Steve
by Wrinkley
Sat 09 Apr, 2011 18:34
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - 2.8 clutch hose
Replies: 25
Views: 1278

Well had mine done this week at the same time as the new clutch.
The guy who did it for me made up the extension from the slave cylinder,it fit perfect and no leaks.

The new clutch is another story :cry:

Steve
by Wrinkley
Thu 07 Apr, 2011 18:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch not releasing
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Well everything that was replaced was oem bmw,on re stripping the clutch it would appear there was a faulty release bearing which had disintegrated as soon as the clutch was engaged. Glad it was in the workshop and not 20mls down the road. Real downside is weve missed two glorious days when weve bot...
by Wrinkley
Wed 06 Apr, 2011 16:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch not releasing
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Clutch not releasing

Been to pick the car up this afternoon after having new clutch, DMF, slave cylinder, and braided hose fitted. The guy who always looks after my cars and is very good,tells me the clutch is not releasing,he is going to have a look tomorrow. Just wondered if the collective on here had any thoughts. I ...
by Wrinkley
Tue 05 Apr, 2011 07:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Your 'must do' mods
Replies: 34
Views: 2556

97 2.8 73,000. Helrot Red 18" Beyern multispoke wheels. Shocks and springs all round. (standard height) Uprated discs and calipers New clutch,dual-mass flywheel,slave cylinder,and braided hose. Recovered seats, charcoal grey double red stitching. Bespoke armrest,covered same as seats. Accelerator ca...
by Wrinkley
Sat 02 Apr, 2011 15:39
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: Sorry for the break in service
Replies: 19
Views: 3050

I didn't know if it was just me or the site,but I know that Tim is involved with UKGSER, the site for all things relating to BMW GS Motorcycles,so sent him a PM via the site.
It would appear he didn't know the site was down.
So hopefully that's my good deed for the day.

Steve
by Wrinkley
Fri 01 Apr, 2011 15:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Looking to buy a Z3
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Me too. I don't understand why the 2.8 seems to be lower priced than the other models. Its got more power than the 2.0 and 2.2 without much impact on fuel economy. It's insurance group 16, rather than 18a for the 3.0, yet the performance difference isn't that great - in fact very similar if you do ...
by Wrinkley
Wed 30 Mar, 2011 21:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - 2.8 clutch hose
Replies: 25
Views: 1278

Got me worried now,as mines been done whilst a new clutch is been fitted.

Still if it don't fit, the old one will have to go back on till we can get the right one.

Downside is paying for the job to be done twice.

Steve
by Wrinkley
Wed 30 Mar, 2011 07:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - 2.8 clutch hose
Replies: 25
Views: 1278

I sent for one from Earl's last week,came back promptly.
It has female to female connections and came with a male male adaptor.
It's being fitted on 4th april,I'll let you know if there are any probs.

Steve
by Wrinkley
Sun 27 Mar, 2011 23:05
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Newby Hall 22nd May
Replies: 237
Views: 18857

Just got sorted,
Jo and I will meet at Wetherby
Looking forward,lets hope it's a nice day.

Steve and Jo
by Wrinkley
Sat 26 Mar, 2011 08:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Style 55 alloys
Replies: 0
Views: 234

Style 55 alloys

I have a set of 4 16" style 55 original Z3 alloy wheels. I bought them as the handling seemed a bit vague when we bought our Z3 and I thought it may have been down to the 18" wheels that were fitted. However it wasn't and these wheels have never been fitted to our car. they are a set of 4 style 55 1...
by Wrinkley
Fri 25 Mar, 2011 23:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fuel Comsumption for the 2.8 Roadster
Replies: 17
Views: 881

Never worse than 28

Never better than 32

Never use supermarket fuel,and MPG is always better when useing premium fuel.

steve
by Wrinkley
Fri 25 Mar, 2011 12:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Airbag and seatbelt warning light
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Thanks folks,
Think I should stick to tinkering with 2 wheels....but I'm learning :head:

Steve
by Wrinkley
Fri 25 Mar, 2011 12:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Airbag and seatbelt warning light
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Thanks folks,
Think I should stick to tinkering with 2 wheels....but I'm learning :head:

Steve
by Wrinkley
Fri 25 Mar, 2011 08:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Airbag and seatbelt warning light
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Airbag and seatbelt warning light

I recently bought some recovered seats for my 97 2.8(very nice too) Because the seat bushes had recently been replaced I swapped the sub-frame from my old seats onto the new one's and put them back into the car. The problem I have is that the airbag and seat-belt warning light,which I believe are co...
by Wrinkley
Wed 23 Mar, 2011 23:14
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Independent BMW specialists: list
Replies: 80
Views: 46013

J&JL Flanagan in Beverley East Yorkshire. They don't have the BMW diagnostic equipment,but are very good at what they do. Father & son John and Jonathan, Jonathan looks after 2 or 3 Z3's. Very small garage but always clean and tidy and very helpful guys. Iv'e taken my cars to them for a number of ye...
by Wrinkley
Wed 23 Mar, 2011 19:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: That Dread Tramlining
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Just to add to my previous post the car was tried in stages as each mod was made. First Wheel alignment was slightly out,with no real noticeable improvement to tram-lining after it had been done. Second Replacing the wishbone bushes to ///M bushes. Marked and noticeable improvement,but still tram li...
by Wrinkley
Wed 23 Mar, 2011 19:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: That Dread Tramlining
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Ours tram-lined quite badly when we first got it, 97 2.8. 75000mls I went the whole hog,new standard shocks and springs all-round (my belief is any suspension system is past it's best by 50,000mls and severely compromised by 75,000mls) Fitted ///M wishbone bushes. Had the laser wheel alignment. Dare...
by Wrinkley
Wed 23 Mar, 2011 18:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Soft top
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Thumbs up for RENOVO comes in 3 stages,

Cleaner......Recolour.......Waterproofer.


Comes up like new

Steve
by Wrinkley
Wed 23 Mar, 2011 09:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How much do you like your Z3
Replies: 93
Views: 36958

What made you buy.......................................................................... Well I've been a lifelong biker,but my other half Joanne had decided that six days away on the back of the bike was enough. So that sort of ruled out anymore 2 week European trips. So we came up with the Idea...
by Wrinkley
Tue 22 Mar, 2011 20:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Any Bikers?
Replies: 79
Views: 5083

Been obsessed with bikes since I was about 11 and never been without a bike since I was 16, so that's a total of 39yrs and around 80 bikes. Current mounts are a 59 BMW R1200GS which is ridden all year in all weathers and used for pleasure and holidays. Sat in the shed and cosseted like a new born ba...
by Wrinkley
Tue 22 Mar, 2011 20:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Unsmooth box & gearchanges........I don't get it.
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Never had a real problem with the clutch regarding engagement on our 97 pre facelift 2.8. 75000mls But and it's a big but,Joanne really, really struggles with the heaviness of the clutch,she loves the car but can't drive it for more than an hour,which does in some way detract from the pleasure of he...
by Wrinkley
Thu 17 Mar, 2011 21:04
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Usernames. Explain yourself!
Replies: 125
Views: 9093

Well my surname being Howell everybody called me Owlie for as long as I can remember,but my friend daughter always called me Wrinkley owlie so seeing as many forums already have an Owlie I just use wrinkley.

Steve
by Wrinkley
Sun 27 Feb, 2011 19:46
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z3 Or Z4 ?
Replies: 31
Views: 1406

Whilst we were looking for a roadster last year, we tested most manufacturers cars that were available within our budget of up to 16k,and decided we would look for a suitable 3.0 Z4. We had driven a couple of Z3's a 2.2 sport and a pre facelift 2.8 which wasn't for sale but the owner had let us driv...
by Wrinkley
Tue 22 Feb, 2011 10:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: A few changes
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Well we finally got to get out for a decent run. We set off into the dales ending up in Kettlewell for lunch and in total we did 237mls. With the new springs,shocks(standard equipment) and the ///M wishbone bushes the car was transformed,stuck very well to the road despite some spirited driving on d...
by Wrinkley
Sat 19 Feb, 2011 19:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear stick knob removal
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Gear stick knob removal

Hi I've had a search but can't find how to remove the gear stick knob,I didn't want to start pulling and tugging at it as it does not appear to just screw off.
Thanks,

Steve
by Wrinkley
Fri 18 Feb, 2011 19:47
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: What's the best cleaning kit???
Replies: 24
Views: 3416

Bilt Hamber auto balm. www.bilthamber.com Brilliant stuff,not easy to use and fairly expensive but I've used it for a number of years. I use it on my bikes as well,give the gs a good clean and a coat of bilt-hamber around the end of September ride it all winter and never had any corrosion problems o...
by Wrinkley
Wed 26 Jan, 2011 15:42
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Not the Zed but the 1er this time :0)
Replies: 30
Views: 969

Looks OK,but not £640 OK.

Steve
by Wrinkley
Sun 23 Jan, 2011 17:13
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Wakefield Meet - Waterton Park 13th March 2011
Replies: 196
Views: 39519

Should be Jo's w/e off,so we would love to come.

Steve
by Wrinkley
Fri 07 Jan, 2011 17:36
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Damn Snow....
Replies: 6
Views: 460

I'm praying for more snow,
cause we're off skiing in the morning :roflmao:
Don't want any on the way to Ashford though.

Steve
by Wrinkley
Thu 06 Jan, 2011 15:37
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Selling a convertible in Winter. Your opinion?
Replies: 11
Views: 586

I'd go along with seasurfer,I don't think it matters serious buyers will buy at any time of the year.

Steve
by Wrinkley
Wed 05 Jan, 2011 20:24
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: first bit of money spent on the new car,marmite or not
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Wish I had room to put one up rather than having to garage the Z over a mile away.

Steve