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by wonderloaf
Tue 10 Oct, 2017 12:41
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Bumper Repair near Basingstoke
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: Bumper Repair near Basingstoke

That's a coincidence, spoke to the neighbour yesterday and that's exactly where he's going to take his car for a quote! Hopefully it won't be too much or my no claims is going to take a hammering :(

Thanks for replying.
by wonderloaf
Sat 07 Oct, 2017 14:21
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Bumper Repair near Basingstoke
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Bumper Repair near Basingstoke

Hi all, had a bit of a mishap and reversed into the neighbours BMW Mini and caused a bit of front bumper damage (crack and scuff), so before calling on the insurance want to see if I can get this sorted myself, so does anyone know of any bumper repair specialists in the Basingstoke area? If they're ...
by wonderloaf
Sun 20 Aug, 2017 11:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT concern
Replies: 13
Views: 1077

Re: MOT concern

I had a similar set of advisories on last years MOT so have spent some time recently fixing them all, the only ones I couldn't fix were a perished propshaft rubber and corroded tank straps but put it in for this years MOT this anyway. So failed on front control arm bushes (which I fixed), but no men...
by wonderloaf
Mon 15 May, 2017 21:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seatbelt retraction.
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: Seatbelt retraction.

Used good old Fairy Liquid on mine (diluted of course) and now for the first time retracts probably.
by wonderloaf
Thu 11 May, 2017 13:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air con fault diagnosis - help requested
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: Air con fault diagnosis - help requested

BladeRunner919 wrote:You won't get any power to the compressor if you are low on pressure. If you really want to be sure, then beirfly jumper the pressure switch to see if the compressor kicks in.
OK didn't realise this, thanks for clarifying. Looks like a regas then!
by wonderloaf
Thu 11 May, 2017 13:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air con fault diagnosis - help requested
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: Air con fault diagnosis - help requested

Hi Guys, low or no gas pressure did pass my mind as being the problem but from what I'm seeing there isn't even any juice getting to the compressor so assume this may also be part or all of the problem. A regas is on the cards but at the moment I've got a shedload of other things to fix before the n...
by wonderloaf
Thu 11 May, 2017 12:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air con fault diagnosis - help requested
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Air con fault diagnosis - help requested

Hi All, a couple of months ago I noticed that the aircon on my car (2001 Z3 2.2) had stopped working, so thought I'd try and get it fixed before the summer months are upon us. As far as I can remember it was working one day and not the next although I used it so infrequently I can't be sure, and whe...
by wonderloaf
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 10:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off
Replies: 36
Views: 3800

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

I thought I would update the thread with the results of my investigations into my brake judder problem just in case anybody who has a similar problem comes across this thread after an internet search... In my case a simple process of repetitive high speed braking and accelerating seems to have cured...
by wonderloaf
Sat 08 Apr, 2017 08:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recommend me a front strut brace
Replies: 11
Views: 1491

Re: Recommend me a front strut brace

Local chappie fitted my Weichers this morning (I don't have a torque wrench) and he commented that it's a really good one in comparison to others he's seen; some are style over substance apparently and leave so little thread to do the nuts back up. I've just driven my usual route home and I'd have ...
by wonderloaf
Fri 07 Apr, 2017 12:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recommend me a front strut brace
Replies: 11
Views: 1491

Re: Recommend me a front strut brace

Local chappie fitted my Weichers this morning (I don't have a torque wrench) and he commented that it's a really good one in comparison to others he's seen; some are style over substance apparently and leave so little thread to do the nuts back up. I've just driven my usual route home and I'd have ...
by wonderloaf
Wed 05 Apr, 2017 10:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off
Replies: 36
Views: 3800

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

Seems to be an epidemic of this going around at the moment, I'm suffering as well. My car was laid up for 6 weeks due to a hip injury, drove it for the first time a couple of weeks ago and also got rough braking and judder at +60 MPH. I was hoping it might just be corrosion on the discs from sitting...
by wonderloaf
Thu 23 Mar, 2017 20:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The cost of parts!
Replies: 12
Views: 1632

Re: The cost of parts!

Just thought I'd share this with the folk on here. I've been buying a few bits & pieces for the Z3 & noticed that the petrol flap wasn't sitting right. A chat with the very helpful parts guys at Lloyd Newcastle BMW sorted that. But hang on surely there's been a mistake! £5.20 for something so small...
by wonderloaf
Sun 19 Mar, 2017 20:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Helpful Tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 2273

Re: Helpful Tips?

Vic-Z3 wrote:I keep a ball point pen in the glove box, don't know why I am just like that ..... :wink:
I do the same, only gets used twice a year to alter the centre console clock.
by wonderloaf
Mon 19 Dec, 2016 13:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help needed Z3
Replies: 11
Views: 1222

Re: Help needed Z3, now fixed

So to update and close this post I've fixed the leak and it turned out to be the high preassure hose (32416754173)that goes from the pump to the steering it had a hairline crack at the neck where the rubber o ring sits, I replaced this too, I wish it had been the pump as would have saved a lot of m...
by wonderloaf
Sun 18 Dec, 2016 22:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air conditioner belt - ok to run without?
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: Air conditioner belt - ok to run without?

The good news is there are tons of very useable compressors around for £20-£30 second-hand. But it will need fitting by an aircon specialist because of discharging and charging the refrigerant. You may want to think about a flush while you're at it. I have a decent spare compressor I can let you ha...
by wonderloaf
Sun 18 Dec, 2016 20:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air conditioner belt - ok to run without?
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: Air conditioner belt - ok to run without?

You can't miss it if you have one. It's quite big. A picture of it and where it is is on the following post. http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=43360 As the great Alan Partridge said ... 'Ahaaaa'. So that's what it looks like, don't think I've got one of those I'll check tomorrow wh...
by wonderloaf
Sun 18 Dec, 2016 19:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air conditioner belt - ok to run without?
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: Air conditioner belt - ok to run without?

Do you have a secondary air pump? They make a similar noise when failing and that goes away when warm, usually 90 ish seconds later. That's another candidate that I've been reading about, but according to RealOEM I don't have one ... it says 'No parts found matching your car.' I'll take a look tomo...
by wonderloaf
Sun 18 Dec, 2016 19:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air conditioner belt - ok to run without?
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: Air conditioner belt - ok to run without?

Wow, that was a quick reply :thumb: Seems to be that way so I'll remove the belt. The compressors not working so it's not doing any good anyway!
by wonderloaf
Sun 18 Dec, 2016 19:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air conditioner belt - ok to run without?
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Air conditioner belt - ok to run without?

Hi all, quick question - is it OK to run the engine without the air conditioner belt? I've got a bit of a grinding noise (sounds like a bearing about to go) on startup which goes away once warmed up, seems to be coming from around the air con compressor area and thought if I could run the engine wit...
by wonderloaf
Mon 28 Nov, 2016 22:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: oil level lamp
Replies: 11
Views: 968

Re: oil level lamp

I'm having same problem so would be interested to hear any suggestions. Could it be a dodgy oil level sensor?
by wonderloaf
Fri 18 Nov, 2016 18:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Roof......done!
Replies: 7
Views: 984

Re: New Roof......done!

You've made me go all misty eyed, I remember getting my new top fitted by Soft-Tops, first class job. 5 years later and OK, it's not looking quite as pristine, but weathering very well! :thumb: Glad to see he's lost the two rows of stitching going across the roof (as on mine), I've got a blue roof a...
by wonderloaf
Sun 11 Sep, 2016 18:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: When is a dashboard rattle not a dashboard rattle?
Replies: 0
Views: 283

When is a dashboard rattle not a dashboard rattle?

Answer: when it's a washer bottle rattle. I've had an assumed dash rattle that's gradually been getting worse over the last few months and I was convinced it was somewhere behind the passenger airbag. In attempt to locate it I've gradually been disassembling the dash and this was the state of my car...
by wonderloaf
Tue 06 Sep, 2016 08:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Passenger Airbag removal
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Passenger Airbag removal

Cheers Guys, take it as read I will definitely be disconnecting the battery! Just hope it allows me to cure the rattle :(
by wonderloaf
Mon 05 Sep, 2016 20:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Passenger Airbag removal
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Passenger Airbag removal

dennisedlin wrote:You've no problem if you do as you've described. It's easy to remove, I think there's a retaining strap too but keep the battery disconnected until you completely reassemble.
Cheers, I've already got the cover and retaining strap removed, just wanted to check before going to the next level.
by wonderloaf
Mon 05 Sep, 2016 19:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Passenger Airbag removal
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Passenger Airbag removal

Hi All, I've got the mother of all dash rattles emanating from somewhere between the passenger airbag and the screen which I'm finding very hard to track down and is beginning to drive me insane. I currently got the passenger side dash partially disassembled and would like to remove the passenger ai...
by wonderloaf
Thu 21 Jul, 2016 08:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: bad leak behind passenger seat
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: bad leak behind passenger seat

It's worth looking at the waterproof membrane behind the door cards as well, I had water getting under the passenger seat due to a split in this part. The water comes in at the bottom of the window and leaks out at the bottom of the door between the door card and door frame, when it happens you woul...
by wonderloaf
Wed 20 Jul, 2016 05:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic Code P0340 - 2.2 M54
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Diagnostic Code P0340 - 2.2 M54

Many have tried aftermarket camshaft sensors (me included for other cars) and they have been rubbish. It seems to be one area where OE is definitely best. I tried two in succession from GSF (VTECH brand) for a non-BMW family car and both worked very poorly, I managed to return them (can be a proble...
by wonderloaf
Wed 20 Jul, 2016 05:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic Code P0340 - 2.2 M54
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Diagnostic Code P0340 - 2.2 M54

Many have tried aftermarket camshaft sensors (me included for other cars) and they have been rubbish. It seems to be one area where OE is definitely best. I tried two in succession from GSF (VTECH brand) for a non-BMW family car and both worked very poorly, I managed to return them (can be a proble...
by wonderloaf
Tue 19 Jul, 2016 22:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic Code P0340 - 2.2 M54
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Diagnostic Code P0340 - 2.2 M54

Been having a few starting and idling problems with my M54 2.2 just recently: bad starting, lumpy idle, cutting out, flat acceleration. Put it into my local garage who diagnosed Vanos seal problems which were replaced accordingly, the old seals had started breaking up and some generally amalgamating...
by wonderloaf
Sun 03 Jul, 2016 16:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Lagging at low revs.? :(
Replies: 15
Views: 1266

Re: 3.0 Lagging at low revs.? :(

I've just been experiencing very similar symptoms on my 2.2, put into the local garage any they tried cleaning out the throttle body which has certainly helped the tick over and starting from cold, but no change to the other symptoms. I ran a diagnostics and it said a cam sensor problem, but the guy...
by wonderloaf
Wed 13 Apr, 2016 08:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front ABS Sensor Removal
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: Front ABS Sensor Removal

They are a tight fit when new and as soon as any rust starts they seem to be stuck solid and most seem to have to destroy then to get them out.Yes there is only one fixing and as you have got that out there may be some hope if you leave them soaking in penetrating type fluid. Thanks for the reply, ...
by wonderloaf
Tue 12 Apr, 2016 19:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front ABS Sensor Removal
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Front ABS Sensor Removal

Hi all, after some advice on how to remove a front ABS sensor. Today got the orange ASC and ABS lights come up on my dashboard, after a bit of searching around on here and the WWW it seemed like dirty ABS sensors could be the culprit and an easy fix to clean them. So duly removed the rear sensors an...
by wonderloaf
Mon 11 Apr, 2016 12:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Special Tool - Viscous Fan Removal
Replies: 13
Views: 2935

Re: Special Tool - Viscous Fan Removal

gookah wrote:I just put an adjustable spanner on and give it a what with a lump hammer, always worked for me...
Worked for me as well.
by wonderloaf
Tue 16 Feb, 2016 19:47
Forum: Z3 range knowledgebase
Topic: Repairing a heater resistor - HowTo
Replies: 7
Views: 4989

Heater Control Resistor - additional fix

janijoeli recently posted an excellent article on how to repair a heater resistor, but also after my recent experience of this problem just wanted to add another possible another 'fix'. What I found was that although I went through all the actions of cleaning, soldering, buzzing out the circuit as d...
by wonderloaf
Mon 14 Dec, 2015 03:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is this in stock anywhere? (window polish paste)
Replies: 6
Views: 961

Re: Is this in stock anywhere? (window polish paste)

I saw in another post someone mentioned using Autosol to clean their rear window, stupidly I thought they meant the chrome cleaner so I went and tried it and it did a brilliant job! Think I'll invest in some of proper stuff now!
by wonderloaf
Sun 29 Nov, 2015 20:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: door card fittings
Replies: 26
Views: 2597

Re: door card fittings

OK that's a relief!
by wonderloaf
Sun 29 Nov, 2015 15:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: door card fittings
Replies: 26
Views: 2597

Re: door card fittings

Yeah I noticed that the clips were a bit looser than the originals, but thought rather that than too tight! Re the glue gun I tried that but it didn't hold the brackets so went down the fibre glass resin route as I had some in the garage. If for any reason you're not satisfied let me know and I'll r...
by wonderloaf
Fri 27 Nov, 2015 20:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hard top rubber trim
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Re: Hard top rubber trim

If you think the rubbers just gone a bit hard try some Gummi Pflege .. it worked for me, even stopped a leak! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Einszett-Gummi-Pflege-Rubber-Stick/dp/B007TNOQDI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1448654802&sr=8-2&keywords=gummipflege A lot of zed owners swear by it, it's part of my regula...
by wonderloaf
Wed 25 Nov, 2015 18:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: door card fittings
Replies: 26
Views: 2597

Re: door card fittings

Glad you got them ok, let me know how you get on.
by wonderloaf
Mon 23 Nov, 2015 18:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: door card fittings
Replies: 26
Views: 2597

Re: door card fittings

peter2b wrote:
wonderloaf wrote:
peter2b wrote:tried again
peter2b
Still nothing ... I've changed my settings so you can email me, try that please!
beer tokens sent via pay pal
peter2b
Hi Peter, payment received, many thanks, will send parts out to you tomorrow.
by wonderloaf
Fri 20 Nov, 2015 19:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: door card fittings
Replies: 26
Views: 2597

Re: door card fittings

peter2b wrote:tried again
peter2b
Still nothing ... I've changed my settings so you can email me, try that please!
by wonderloaf
Fri 20 Nov, 2015 07:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: door card fittings
Replies: 26
Views: 2597

Re: door card fittings

if you have 3 spare I would like them how much? peter2b Hi Peter, not looking to make any money out of these just cover my costs so how does a couple of quid each plus a bit for postage sound ... £7.00 in total? Payment by Paypal preferred , PM me with your details if you're still interested. FYI I...
by wonderloaf
Thu 19 Nov, 2015 14:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: door card fittings
Replies: 26
Views: 2597

Re: door card fittings

Southernboy wrote:They fit onto the door card. The press in clips fit into the hole you can see in the pics, and they clip into the holes in the sheet steel of the door.
You beat me to it Southernboy ... thanks :)
by wonderloaf
Tue 17 Nov, 2015 22:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: door card fittings
Replies: 26
Views: 2597

Re: door card fittings

if you have 3 spare I would like them how much? peter2b Hi Peter, not looking to make any money out of these just cover my costs so how does a couple of quid each plus a bit for postage sound ... £7.00 in total? Payment by Paypal preferred , PM me with your details if you're still interested. FYI I...
by wonderloaf
Tue 17 Nov, 2015 08:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: door card fittings
Replies: 26
Views: 2597

Re: door card fittings

Don't know if anybody is interested, but I recently needed to replace some of the black plastic pieces on my door cards as a few were missing, and as far as I know BMW don't supply these separately I modelled some up in 3D CAD and had some parts made in a strong nylon material using a 3D printing pr...
by wonderloaf
Sun 08 Nov, 2015 16:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Need some advice please think I have just killed my zed
Replies: 12
Views: 1698

Re: Need some advice please think I have just killed my zed

The water pump blowing - quite possible of course - would be silent IMHO, and this was an explosive noise. I disagree, when my pump went it certainly made quite a bang ... well not the actual pump but the bearings failed big time and the fan ripped the housing out and spread it around under my bonn...
by wonderloaf
Sun 08 Nov, 2015 14:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Need some advice please think I have just killed my zed
Replies: 12
Views: 1698

Re: Need some advice please think I have just killed my zed

Could it be the water pump has blown? Similar thing happened to me, the only way is to take a look!
by wonderloaf
Wed 04 Nov, 2015 20:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Which trolley jack?
Replies: 13
Views: 1829

Re: Which trolley jack?

Brian4 wrote:If the car is still too low for the jack just drive it onto some wood blocks, 2" floor joist offcuts from a building site are good.
... just remember to take the nails out first!