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by z3steve
Wed 09 Dec, 2015 15:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB: Drivers side door handle (inner)
Replies: 14
Views: 1186

Re: WTB: Drivers side door handle (inner)

My apologies for putting it in the wrong section Boosh.

Steve
by z3steve
Wed 09 Dec, 2015 14:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB: Drivers side door handle (inner)
Replies: 14
Views: 1186

WTB: Drivers side door handle (inner)

Hi does anyone have an inner door handle - the part you hold to pull the door shut (not the lever to open the door part) it's a black plastic with the the mirror switch iykwim!?

Cheers as always

Steve

Mod Edit: Moved to the correct section. R.
by z3steve
Mon 28 Sep, 2015 00:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cracked rear screen - temporary repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1395

Re: Cracked rear screen - temporary repair

I used heavy duty clear duct tape from Toolstation (47305; £5.05) and it worked and stuck a treat. Free delivery on £10 spend.

Steve
by z3steve
Mon 17 Aug, 2015 12:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sills....
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: Sills....

Yes (not a great picture) but I don't think it was a standard part being ABS plastic. Interesting, never knew there was an aerodynamics package and looks only to be able to fit to a 4 pot according to that page.

If anyones interested in having them let me know.

Appreciate your help :)

Steve
by z3steve
Mon 17 Aug, 2015 12:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sills....
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Sills....

Morning all,I've had a pair of new sills in the shed for the past couple of years which I tried to fit to my 2.0 facelift but they didnt fit. When I picked them up when I bought them I was surprised to find they were plastic but genuine BMW. I've had enough of them being in my shed but don't know wh...
by z3steve
Mon 08 Jun, 2015 22:09
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Which primer......?
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Re: Which primer......?

Ok thanks will go the etch primer route. It seems to be the way forward whatever the metal is.

I appreciate the input from you guys, thanks.

Steve
by z3steve
Mon 08 Jun, 2015 21:11
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Which primer......?
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Re: Which primer......?

I'm 99.9% sure its steel. Would it harm to put etch primer on steel and then the filler primer on top?

Thanks so far....

Steve
by z3steve
Mon 08 Jun, 2015 20:17
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Which primer......?
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Re: Which primer......?

Thanks, the Upol #5 says you can use it on bare metal but I'm a bit unsure as to what metal it means.

Or would you use etch primer then another primer on top?

Steve
by z3steve
Mon 08 Jun, 2015 19:12
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Which primer......?
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Which primer......?

Hi all, I'm in the process of getting the bonnet repainted but would like to know a) what metal it's made from and b) what primer to use. Heard lots about etch primer but really not sure which way to go. I was going to use no.5 Upol high build filler primer but will wait for advice - the bonnet is b...
by z3steve
Thu 04 Jun, 2015 00:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch price
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: Clutch price

Had mine done last year at Mr. Clutch and it came to £430 approx inc gear oil change.

Steve
by z3steve
Wed 27 May, 2015 07:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot lid replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Re: Boot lid replacement

Hi all, Well this turned out a lot easier than I thought! Didn't have to cut any cables (but did buy some connectors just in case) and managed to feed the existing wiring loom through to the new lock etc. It helps having hands that arent too fat! I think the hardest part is getting the lid to have a...
by z3steve
Tue 19 May, 2015 20:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot lid replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Re: Boot lid replacement

Ah ok so do the 'ends' plug in somewhere then - if so where? I'd have a closer look if it wasn't tipping it down!

Thanks for help so far

Steve
by z3steve
Tue 19 May, 2015 15:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot lid replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Re: Boot lid replacement

Thats just what I needed thanks bladerunner.

Seems a bit extreme having to cut the loom just tor replace the lid why didnt they put a connector somewhere to make life easier for me lol

Thanks again, Steve
by z3steve
Tue 19 May, 2015 14:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot lid replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Boot lid replacement

Hello all, if I were to replace the bootlid can someone advise me as to whats involved? Would i need to swap the lock from the old to the new one?

Thanks as always, Steve
by z3steve
Sun 22 Mar, 2015 01:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 90,000 today
Replies: 19
Views: 1087

Re: 90,000 today

Well if it makes you feel a bit more confident about your engines lifespan mine just ticked over 185k today. Still going strong, and hopefully a few summers left in it yet.

Steve
by z3steve
Sun 03 Aug, 2014 12:44
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: VC10 beer and burger
Replies: 81
Views: 11422

Re: VC10 beer and burger

If there's space for me plus one would love to come too!

Thanks, Steve
by z3steve
Tue 08 Apr, 2014 17:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: LED bulbs
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: LED bulbs

Oh and the stop and tail LEDS dont work at all.........

Driving me nuts lol

Steve
by z3steve
Tue 08 Apr, 2014 17:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: LED bulbs
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: LED bulbs

Thanks for the replies so far - much appreciated. The flashes are all too fast with the LED fitted. The front indicators should be fairly easy to fit an inline resistor but how do you go about doing the ones at the rear? the bulbs are in plastic holders unless you start taking all that to bits to fi...
by z3steve
Tue 08 Apr, 2014 14:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: LED bulbs
Replies: 7
Views: 273

LED bulbs

Hi all, I thought id go for the led bulbs all round and no matter what bulbs i put in (CANBUS or not) they still flash too quick. I bought some non CANBUS bulbs to start with and the flashing was too quick - so I got CANBUS ones - and they still do the same. Is there a different flasher relay I can ...
by z3steve
Mon 24 Mar, 2014 20:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS: OEM Clear Headlights SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: FS: OEM Clear Headlights

PM sent..
by z3steve
Thu 13 Feb, 2014 18:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel cover.....
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Steering wheel cover.....

Fab idea thanks Southernboy :)
by z3steve
Thu 13 Feb, 2014 17:30
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Rear lowering springs
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Wanted: Rear lowering springs

Anyone got a pair for 2.0 6cyl? Rear only.......thanks :)

Steve
by z3steve
Thu 13 Feb, 2014 17:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel cover.....
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Steering wheel cover.....

Hi all, My steering wheel leather has started to come apart at the top. I do know that they can be refurbed for £200+ but I dont really have the money to do that esp when its not really needed. Theres various covers on Ebay, but are they any good? Can someone recommend what to go for? Or is it bette...
by z3steve
Thu 05 Sep, 2013 12:59
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB: Z3 OEM Exhaust Trims
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: WTB: Z3 OEM Exhaust Trims

I've got a set of black ones from when I replaced mine with chrome. Theyre certainly not new!! But I'd imagine with a bit of rubbing down and repainting theyd come up fine.

Yours for a tenner plus postage!

Kind regards, Steve
by z3steve
Wed 21 Aug, 2013 20:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mileage ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1922

Re: Mileage ?

176544

I started a thread on this over a year ago - I was top then I think! Wonder if i'm still winning (or should I say losing?)

Steve
by z3steve
Sat 20 Jul, 2013 14:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rough again......
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: Rough again......

Cheers Del, i tried out the coils but they all work as they should. What i did find was the 'secondary air pump' was knackered. I took it apart and it was orange or full of rusty type crap inside. Also, the main black rubber pipe from that to the engine was all coked up. I cleaned it out but didnt m...
by z3steve
Sat 20 Jul, 2013 10:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rough again......
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: Rough again......

Just thought, would a hole in the exhaust cause any of the symptoms I'm getting?
by z3steve
Sat 20 Jul, 2013 10:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rough again......
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: Rough again......

How would I test the ignition coil? Is there a way without purchasing a new lot and are they what goes on to the spark plugs? Excuse my ignorance!!

Thanks for the replies so far
by z3steve
Sat 20 Jul, 2013 08:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rough again......
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: Rough again......

Hi Southernboy Changed the spark plugs too the other day (sorry forgot to mention that I did) and the ones that came out were fine. No sign of anything untoward. I did do the fuel treatment too with some redex stuff but no difference. I'm thinking its something very simple or hoping at least. I've g...
by z3steve
Sat 20 Jul, 2013 05:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rough again......
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Rough again......

Hi all..... Got another problem which is similar to what I had last year which turned out to be the CCV needing replacement. Right, the car idles absolutely fine. After warming up for a few mins I give it some gas and it stutters. Its not confined to first gear but all of them. I've changed the fuel...
by z3steve
Tue 18 Jun, 2013 11:13
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: AIRCRAFT SPOTTING
Replies: 12
Views: 1140

Re: AIRCRAFT SPOTTING

I cant see an aircraft :D
by z3steve
Mon 17 Jun, 2013 01:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Possible clutch problems
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: Possible clutch problems

Nice one, had my gearbox oil changed on saturday and along with a storm v1 gearknob, the shift has improved no end :D Well I was planning on doing the gearbox oil before the clutch decided to play up but when they offered to do it for £25 I thought why not? Saved me a job and I probably would have ...
by z3steve
Sun 16 Jun, 2013 21:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Possible clutch problems
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: Possible clutch problems

Hi all picked up yesterday and its 100% better than it was, no noises or judders. They did the gearbox oil too and its amazing how quiet it is now. Aparently the fly wheel was within 'parameters' so nothing had to be done there. So all in all a very good job by Mr. Clutch in Tunbridge Wells. Lloyd w...
by z3steve
Wed 12 Jun, 2013 23:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Possible clutch problems
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: Possible clutch problems

Got the car booked in at my local Mr. Clutch on Friday, new clutch and gear oil change for £425 approx. Nothing was mentioned about fly wheel so will see what happens!

I'll keep you posted but thanks for the replies so far!

Cheers, Steve
by z3steve
Tue 11 Jun, 2013 11:49
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: FRONT SPOILER
Replies: 21
Views: 3016

Re: FRONT SPOILER

Definately plastic, and black plastic at that. Thats as far as my knowledge on plastic goes!
by z3steve
Sun 09 Jun, 2013 22:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Possible clutch problems
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: Possible clutch problems

Hi thanks for the reply. Is my car gonna fall apart if I carry on driving it?!!

Also the quote you got, was that at an independant garage or somewhere like Mr. Clutch?

Cheers, Steve
by z3steve
Sun 09 Jun, 2013 21:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Possible clutch problems
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Possible clutch problems

Evening all, I seem to be having a problem with the clutch (I think) on the zed. I noticed last night that if you depress the clutch pedal (engine running), the engine noise changes. It did this before but now the noise is a lot more noticable. Secondly when I dropped down to a gear and released the...
by z3steve
Mon 22 Apr, 2013 19:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air & Oil Filter kit - are these any good?
Replies: 30
Views: 2130

Re: Air & Oil Filter kit - are these any good?

Hi thought i'd just give you my two cents worth as I've just done my oil change and filter. I bought mine from Euro Car Parts and currently they are doing a deal if you buy Triple QX oil you can have the filter for free, and also 25% off the cost of the oil. I bought two 5 litre (5w 40 fully synthet...
by z3steve
Sat 30 Mar, 2013 00:58
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Cheap Z3 anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 1154

Re: Cheap Z3 anyone?

http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab225/cade37/null_zpsf383d3a0.jpg I think I'd rather have this instead: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-M-COUPE-3-2-2DR-GLASS-SUNROOF-BIG-SPEC-LOVELY-RARE-CAR-/181106158385?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item2a2ac4ab31 Thats a bargain!!! Only 1 mile on the clock apparently....
by z3steve
Wed 19 Dec, 2012 16:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat belt replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: Seat belt replacement

Hi Phil, no I just got it from a breakers - apparently its in perfect working order! Cost me a tenner. I have no idea what they are new so cant help there, sorry

Regards, Steve
by z3steve
Tue 18 Dec, 2012 22:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat belt replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: Seat belt replacement

That's great, thanks Robert. Will have to wait for a non rainy day, which doesn't look likely for the foreseeable future!

Cheers,

Steve
by z3steve
Tue 18 Dec, 2012 21:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat belt replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: Seat belt replacement

Yeah mines got the hoops. Didn't think it would be quite as involved as it sounds!
by z3steve
Tue 18 Dec, 2012 15:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat belt replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Seat belt replacement

Hi all!

Been meaning to replace my drivers side seatbelt as it doesnt retract very well. I have a replacement, started to take it to bits but then thought better of it. Has anyone done this before and what do I need to remove to replace it?

Thanks as always

Steve
by z3steve
Mon 03 Dec, 2012 01:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering Wheel Air Bag Help
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Steering Wheel Air Bag Help

Not me if that helps. I've got a facelift model.

Steve
by z3steve
Mon 26 Nov, 2012 17:30
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Any Professional Painters out there ? (not car)
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: Any Professional Painters out there ? (not car)

Zinsser is a well known brand that does the job extremely well. Not cheap though!

Regards, Steve
by z3steve
Mon 05 Nov, 2012 20:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine cutting out, low on power. *solved*
Replies: 30
Views: 3502

Re: Engine cutting out, low on power. *solved*

Hi Del, yes I didn't even know such a thing existed but i'm no mechanic!

I must give a mention to Ken at Bavarian Autos in High Brooms near Tunbridge Wells. He knows what he's on about and a thoroughly nice chap to boot.

Regards, Steve
by z3steve
Mon 05 Nov, 2012 18:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine cutting out, low on power. *solved*
Replies: 30
Views: 3502

Re: Engine cutting out, low on power. *Solved*

Evening all! Got the car back today (been away for a week) and its purring again. Turns out it was the 'cyclone valve' that was blocked, so it was replaced. What this part does I have no idea, he did tell me but it was double dutch to me! Anyway all sorted thank god at a cost of £175. Cheers for all...
by z3steve
Thu 25 Oct, 2012 18:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine cutting out, low on power. *solved*
Replies: 30
Views: 3502

Re: Engine cutting out, low on power. *Updated*

Thanks for the replies. Its down at the garage hopefully being sorted as we speak. Will let you all know what the outcome is.

Cheers, Steve
by z3steve
Thu 25 Oct, 2012 12:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine cutting out, low on power. *solved*
Replies: 30
Views: 3502

Re: Engine cutting out, low on power. *Updated*

Replaced the plugs. No change.......Plugged the scanner in and its come back with the fuel trim malfunction (banks 1 and 2) codes again. The exhaust smell very petrol like too. I might have to take it to the garage, cant be doing with replacing everything like a lot of people - havent got the time. ...
by z3steve
Wed 24 Oct, 2012 23:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine cutting out, low on power. *solved*
Replies: 30
Views: 3502

Re: Engine cutting out, low on power. *Updated*

Ive just taken it out for a run, and although it runs okay at speed the idle is still very erratic, it did cut out again actually. I plugged the scanner in but this time it comes up with no faults detected. I think ill do the plugs and go from there.

Cheers, Steve