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by BIG DAVE
Mon 14 Jul, 2014 17:02
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Zedfest w/e in Yorkshire next year??
Replies: 46
Views: 5598

Re: Zedfest w/e in Yorkshire next year??

Hi guys , not been on for a while would be interested in this for next year .coming from north of border would make a nice long weekend possibly visit some family down yorks way
by BIG DAVE
Sun 06 Oct, 2013 18:37
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Fifty shades of Grey (or maybe black)
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Re: Fifty shades of Grey (or maybe black)

I want your steering wheels, have been looking for one the same as you both have. as my z has a silver trim on doors would compliment my interior, been on ebay but still have not found one no rush as the zed is now away for winter
big D
by BIG DAVE
Wed 25 Sep, 2013 14:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel size...
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Wheel size...

iv'e a bog standard 1.9 as some mention with 8x18 allround with 225x40x18 khumo tyres csl lookalikes no problems at all
big dave
by BIG DAVE
Fri 13 Sep, 2013 23:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB 2.2 - 2.8 Z3's please pm
Replies: 10
Views: 833

Re: WTB 2.2 - 2.8 Z3's please pm

stratstone bmw in hull selling think a yellow z3 as it was dark it could be a rare white one but mees thinks Dakar yellow
big dave
by BIG DAVE
Sun 14 Jul, 2013 09:03
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Getting ready for zed fest
Replies: 32
Views: 2288

Re: Getting ready for zed fest

washing and a polish hmmmmm, i'm driving in the z on sat from Glasgow for week down in the south coast, staying in Bournemouth before Silverstone so let's hope I can find a power wash in the area. don't think the good lady will want to get her hand's dirty detailing after a week driving around the s...
by BIG DAVE
Mon 17 Jun, 2013 18:51
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 216
Views: 33909

Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit

sorry buddy bought my tickets ages ago good luck
dave
by BIG DAVE
Mon 17 Jun, 2013 18:43
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 216
Views: 33909

Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit

hi is there anyone in the BOURNEMOUTH area heading up to silverston on friday morning. i will be on holiday the previous week in that area, down from bonnie scotland and if possible would be handy to tag on if a few going from that end of world. if i can convince wife to get up early on the friday c...
by BIG DAVE
Sun 16 Jun, 2013 23:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant peeing out, help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 401

Re: Coolant peeing out, help!!

sound like system not blead properly had the same problem. front of car needs to be higher when refilling to stop air being trapped, end up took me five days to fix before i found this method out started with engine cold heater to max slowly add water with engine running good luck
big dave
by BIG DAVE
Fri 14 Jun, 2013 13:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: mirror damage
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: mirror damage

all fixed now how long it lasts is anybodys guess sorry no pics but pleased with results thanks to everybody who has posted pics on there repairs follow these you can't go wrong
big D
by BIG DAVE
Mon 10 Jun, 2013 14:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: mirror damage
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: mirror damage

to all i have epoxyed and metal puttyed bottom of mirror seems ok my base was perfect untill trying to remove spring got all chipped now waiting for primer to dry will paint tomorrow update later
bigD
by BIG DAVE
Mon 10 Jun, 2013 14:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: mirror damage
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: mirror damage

pcsam , yes my weeee 1.9 managed to get second place 1st went to e36 alpina coupe nice car did you enjoy your short time with us .a lot of M3's though doing a glencoe run early july if intrested with bmwcc let me know or have a look at it yourself what about splitter web address if you still have it...
by BIG DAVE
Sun 09 Jun, 2013 14:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: mirror damage
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: mirror damage

the usual place alloy part inside bottom part all degraded have epoxyed it at this time but i don't hold out much hope will let it harden overnight i have lined the curved part with a thin layer of plate to strenthen when set i hope. will keep you posted if it work fingers x
big dave
by BIG DAVE
Sun 09 Jun, 2013 09:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: mirror damage
Replies: 9
Views: 371

mirror damage

went out this morning to find my driver's mirror hanging only daughter home early hour's must have bumped against it wasn't me was the usall reply raging mad i am can any body post a link on how to repair as i cannot find it your help would be most apprieciated
big dave
by BIG DAVE
Wed 29 May, 2013 04:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1.9 STRUT BRACE
Replies: 2
Views: 698

1.9 STRUT BRACE

hi guys and gals looking for a cheap strut brace for my 1.9 facelift, anybody seen one must be the bent type not straight that does not sound very pc you all know what am looking for cheers
bigD
by BIG DAVE
Wed 29 May, 2013 04:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cars overheating, worried
Replies: 17
Views: 749

Re: Cars overheating, worried

my 1.9 done the same this time last year found radiator was partly blocked hot and cold areas on rad. put hand on rad at various points to see if any cooler areas be carefull its hot, does it cool down with heater at full blast try that i replaced rad problem solved but bleeding system a pain in the...
by BIG DAVE
Sat 25 May, 2013 18:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: plastic engine cover
Replies: 15
Views: 483

Re: plastic engine cover

wire wool it man, good enough it's hard work elbow grease it's a engine cover Your no takin it to bed ! or are you :lol:
big D
by BIG DAVE
Sat 25 May, 2013 02:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: help part number
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: help part number

ordered no 13 and 15 today from bmw what is 15 for 40 quid +vat what does it do anybody
bigD
by BIG DAVE
Fri 24 May, 2013 13:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: help part number
Replies: 4
Views: 134

help part number

can anybody tell me what this part is for bmw part number b11.15.1.501.567 valve ! think its got something to do with engine breather help please
big D
by BIG DAVE
Thu 23 May, 2013 12:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: coolant leak
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: coolant leak

garage has now found water leak plastic pipe at back of engine must have hairline crack as it's only leaking when cooling down so will be repaired also found 2 rear springs broken 2 ball joints plus front bushes split and a exhaust brkt in middle broken not to bad plus a service need to get second j...
by BIG DAVE
Thu 23 May, 2013 04:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: coolant leak
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: coolant leak

mine has electrical fan not the viscous type may have been cap just not tight enough car in for service plus other couple job's get it back fri if no phone call's with problems thank's for your input much appreciated
bigD
by BIG DAVE
Wed 22 May, 2013 15:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: coolant leak
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: coolant leak

decided to book car into local bmw specialist, not dealer. full service and check over brake fluid change lot of miles to be done this summer glasgow / bournemouth/silverstone weekend/and hopfully gaydon with the misses in tow so cannot aford to brake down, to just get a ear bending from her you all...
by BIG DAVE
Tue 21 May, 2013 23:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: coolant leak
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: coolant leak

new rad fitted last august hope its not o ring! might be cap as already mentioned, might need to be tighter try easy fixes first .will update soon i hope
bigD
by BIG DAVE
Tue 21 May, 2013 19:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: stabbed roof
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: stabbed roof

buy a tube of storm sure glue. tape outside and glue inside cheak out u tube buy on amazon 5 quid great stuff there's also a repair kit available hope this helps
bigD
by BIG DAVE
Tue 21 May, 2013 19:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: coolant leak
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: coolant leak

hi guys, no air con may be near back of engine, looked at heater hoses seem ok will have a better idea tomorrow. got some paper set up to catch drips fingerx
by BIG DAVE
Tue 21 May, 2013 16:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: coolant leak
Replies: 9
Views: 277

coolant leak

hi all, topped up coolant on sunday had a short drive, stuck car back in garage next day had a little antifreeze puddle not much checked level seemed ok. used car next day same in morning small puddle, cannot find any trace on engine ran over a ramp got under and checked nothing! to be found any ide...
by BIG DAVE
Sun 19 May, 2013 21:50
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Mk II Magnetic Stoneguards - Oct 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: Mk II Magnetic Stoneguards - new batch available

any chance of carbon fibre in future
bigD
by BIG DAVE
Sat 18 May, 2013 20:51
Forum: HotelZ
Topic: 5 Star Cottages Anglesey
Replies: 7
Views: 1765

Re: 5 Star Cottages Anglesey

hi had a look at them very nice rentals. your a week to late for me iv'e booked 5 days in bournemouth and two days at silverstone classic weekend zedfest lots miles in my red zed over a week fingers x
bigD
by BIG DAVE
Sat 18 May, 2013 20:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215305

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

sorry not yet rain is bouncing today only fitted at 3pm post soon i hope
big D
by BIG DAVE
Sat 18 May, 2013 18:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215305

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

hi bought csl 18 inch alloys with khumo 225/40/18 tyres and a new gear knob skint now
bigD
by BIG DAVE
Thu 16 May, 2013 04:33
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Sexy steering
Replies: 9
Views: 1021

Re: Sexy steering

nice how long was it away
bigD
by BIG DAVE
Tue 14 May, 2013 12:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Covercraft for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Covercraft for sale

thanks colin pedals arrived many thanks, hope payment arrived sent 1st class yesterday thanks again
big D
by BIG DAVE
Mon 13 May, 2013 10:27
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Noob from Scotland!
Replies: 33
Views: 2204

Re: Noob from Scotland!

welcome to mad house. there's a wealth of knowledge every thing you need to know about your zed, enjoy the summer ahead roof down fingers crossed
big D
by BIG DAVE
Sat 11 May, 2013 11:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: A few things for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: A few things for sale

i will take the alloy pedals if still available pm me with payment details please
bigD
by BIG DAVE
Fri 10 May, 2013 03:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Will these fit?
Replies: 14
Views: 334

Re: Will these fit?

he did have 2 in both 2.8 auto and man that was over a month ago
by BIG DAVE
Thu 09 May, 2013 15:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Will these fit?
Replies: 14
Views: 334

Re: Will these fit?

martyb your in lanarkshire try scrapyard in mossend just past the derby inn pub ask for martin he's a m3 coupe man had a few z in recently and he did have a set of these wheels try qwickpartz on ebay he trades under that name he did have a set of these couple weeks ago
big D
by BIG DAVE
Thu 09 May, 2013 04:23
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: black wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 1256

Re: black wheels

thank's guy's for pictures liked the roadster's both sets now confused black or silver!!!!!!!!!!!! :?
by BIG DAVE
Wed 08 May, 2013 00:40
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: black wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 1256

black wheels

has anyone seen or got photos of a red zed with black wheels trying to make mine a bit more aggresive to look at thinking of black&chrome wheels and a small black spoiler ! on boot lid any ideas out there and black splitters on front
dave
by BIG DAVE
Wed 08 May, 2013 00:31
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: scottish cruises
Replies: 26
Views: 3235

Re: scottish cruises

martyb,bmwcc scotland it's going to Ross Priory on the banks loch lomond it's a show and shine should be a good day out about 60 miles each way approx from lanarkshire
dave
by BIG DAVE
Tue 07 May, 2013 19:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Which type of wind break?
Replies: 12
Views: 368

Re: Which type of wind break?

net version for me
bigD
by BIG DAVE
Tue 07 May, 2013 19:06
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: scottish cruises
Replies: 26
Views: 3235

Re: scottish cruises

martyb, i went on a bmwcc meet to kenmore on sunday 5/5/13 as there was no takers three weeks ago for a meet! up sorry 1, nero from bmwccscotland. why don't you come along on next meet on 26/5/13 i am sure you will be most welcome as i was last week check it out on bavarian board scottish area we ha...
by BIG DAVE
Tue 07 May, 2013 02:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: gear knob
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: gear knob

hi craig, thanks for info want to stay with oe if poss. chrome or leather mine is silver& leather all worn through tried painting it but only lasted about a month, paint lifted off good prep and looked good when finished just being a scot tight with money just now :lol:
big dave
by BIG DAVE
Mon 06 May, 2013 11:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: gear knob
Replies: 3
Views: 345

gear knob

hi, all looking for gear knob for my zed not wanting to pay crazy price's 60+ for replacement anybody got a nice secondhand one 5 speed cheapish
chears big D
by BIG DAVE
Sat 04 May, 2013 12:40
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 216
Views: 33909

Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit

HI , just booked fri-sat sunny days ahead ye ha!!!!!!!
bigD












HELLROT RED 1.9
by BIG DAVE
Wed 24 Apr, 2013 04:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: headlight help
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: headlight help

thanks all, will have a look for thread
bigD
by BIG DAVE
Tue 23 Apr, 2013 12:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE: ///M Illuminated Gear Knob
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Re: FOR SALE: ///M Illuminated Gear Knob & ///M Handbrake Ha

i need a replacement can anybody tell me if the electrics are already in or around gear shift only standard shift knob in my 1.9
bigD
by BIG DAVE
Tue 23 Apr, 2013 12:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: headlight help
Replies: 3
Views: 157

headlight help

hello, can any off you euro travellers out there give some advice on headlights. going to be driving in north of France later in year what headlight adapters are required do you have to remove light to fit them help apprieciated
bigD
by BIG DAVE
Sun 21 Apr, 2013 12:15
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMW Car Show at Beamish Museum 28th April
Replies: 60
Views: 13097

Re: BMW Car Show at Beamish Museum 28th April

hi , i think some of us staying at premier inn washington. durham services is about 15 miles south, personally i will make my way to beamish from washington we may end up with a little convoy of our own on way across 8-)
bigD
by BIG DAVE
Thu 18 Apr, 2013 13:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New guy saying Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: New guy saying Hi

welcome ,like second set off wheels been looking for photos of z with these fitted. now to find set for sale mo money and hide from better half :)
bigD
by BIG DAVE
Thu 18 Apr, 2013 13:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: smoking brakes
Replies: 0
Views: 192

smoking brakes

hi, had bad stearing vibration on way back from mini meet at stirling with nero, got home smoke from o/s/front caliper. flexi hose had failed causing brake to push piston out overheating hub, released pressure from caliper through nipple and replaced flexi all fixed never came across this before but...
by BIG DAVE
Sun 14 Apr, 2013 18:50
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: scottish /glasgow meet& greet
Replies: 8
Views: 1383

Re: scottish /glasgow meet& greet

nero,thank's 1st posting of my red zed on site still prefer your colour sienna red met i believe :D
bigD