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by Mac The Tank
Wed 18 Jun, 2014 09:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cloudy headlight glass
Replies: 18
Views: 1026

Re: Cloudy headlight glass

I used the 3M kit on my Lolvo (notorious for soft headlamps) and couldn't be happier with the results. The kit with the drill attachment is the one to get [WINKING FACE]

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by Mac The Tank
Wed 18 Jun, 2014 09:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch and flywheel
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Clutch and flywheel

When the DMF went on my astravan, it was noisy as hell at idle but fine whilst driving. I believe it's to reduce the "rumble" you get with diesels and larger engines at idle.

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by Mac The Tank
Sat 14 Jun, 2014 16:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: what can i get my z3 for 12th birthday
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: what can i get my z3 for 12th birthday

Replace the hose clamps with mikalor stainless ones; you'll be surprised how much it brightens up the engine bay! Also, dash wipes bring a good shine to rubber hoses

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by Mac The Tank
Mon 09 Jun, 2014 22:49
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Raystede classic car and bike show July 6th 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Raystede classic car and bike show July 6th 2014

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http://www.raystede.org/classic-car-show/

Only £2 a car and all for a local animal welfare charity
by Mac The Tank
Sat 31 May, 2014 23:05
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Z4 Newhaven, East Sussex
Replies: 0
Views: 245

Z4 Newhaven, East Sussex

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Spotted between B&Q and McD's whilst mine was in for its MOT.

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by Mac The Tank
Fri 30 May, 2014 21:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Driver seat hight adjustment - won't!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 2953

Re: Driver seat hight adjustment - won't!!!!!!

Sounds very similar to what I had, just easier for you to see under the seat :) From memory, hold the switch in the direction you want the seat to go (down) and give the thread a tap or two with something. That was enough for mine to free up, but had planned to use pliers to turn the thread a couple...
by Mac The Tank
Fri 30 May, 2014 20:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Driver seat hight adjustment - won't!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 2953

Re: Driver seat hight adjustment - won't!!!!!!

Is it stuck at its lowest position? Mine did that and just needed a wiggle of the mechanism from under the seat. The screw thread had tightened against the motor and jammed it up.

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by Mac The Tank
Fri 30 May, 2014 16:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220322

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

try https://imgur.com/ and use the {IMG} tags.
by Mac The Tank
Fri 30 May, 2014 14:21
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Reply to post notification
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Re: Reply to post notification

Do not change your email address unless you want to temporarily lose access to your account - doing so requires the change to be approved by admin - only do this as a last resort. Oops, my bad - didn't think of that :dunce: I should hope it does! The board is directly connected to an underlying dat...
by Mac The Tank
Fri 30 May, 2014 12:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 & Z3M Buyers Guide for Bertini GT25
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: Z3 & Z3M Buyers Guide for Bertini GT25

No mention of the coupe and how it relates to the Bertini?
by Mac The Tank
Fri 30 May, 2014 11:45
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Reply to post notification
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Re: Reply to post notification

Try changing the email in the settings on here to a second address; maybe one from http://www.mailinator.com to test. No need to login, just imagine an address; z3@mailinator.com and check its inbox. No password though, but good for these kind of things. Just because the box in settings is showing y...
by Mac The Tank
Thu 29 May, 2014 23:59
Forum: Performance
Topic: Oil choice...
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Oil choice...

Looking to change the oil in the next week or two now the weather has perked up a bit, I'm planning to stick to 5w40 as it's usually only used up to 20 miles at a time in the summer months? Any comments on Shell Helix Ultra vs Mobil 1 new life? http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-2355-lookup-results.aspx?ve...
by Mac The Tank
Thu 29 May, 2014 23:30
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: deni2s Z3
Replies: 111
Views: 23225

Re: deni2s Z3

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Solves the tow eye issue...
by Mac The Tank
Fri 16 May, 2014 21:08
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: BMW Z2
Replies: 28
Views: 2942

Re: BMW Z2

BladeRunner919 wrote:
Mac The Tank wrote:MX-5? Did pretty well for a cheap FWD roadster...

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If driven backwards, perhaps! The MX-5 is RWD.
Really?? I never realised... Point taken then :dunce:
by Mac The Tank
Thu 15 May, 2014 08:54
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: BMW Z2
Replies: 28
Views: 2942

Re: BMW Z2

MX-5? Did pretty well for a cheap FWD roadster...

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by Mac The Tank
Mon 12 May, 2014 22:08
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014 CRUISE ON
Replies: 63
Views: 7784

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014 CRUISE ON

No photoshopping, but Google do their "Auto Awesome" when uploaded to Picasa.

Camera was a Sony QX-10
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And thank you! The first one was Oscars' picture :wink: (he's my mini-zedder in crime)
by Mac The Tank
Mon 12 May, 2014 20:01
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: BMW Z2
Replies: 28
Views: 2942

Re: BMW Z2

looking forward to the M version; maybe something based on the Mini JCW GP?
Still should have RWD though.
by Mac The Tank
Mon 12 May, 2014 19:40
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New member, old Z3!
Replies: 10
Views: 855

Re: New member, old Z3!

Did it run fine before going into "hibernation"?
Maybe something crawled into the exhaust/air filter box?

Is the engine management light on? Do you have access to a code reader?
by Mac The Tank
Mon 12 May, 2014 19:33
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014 CRUISE ON
Replies: 63
Views: 7784

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014 CRUISE ON

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cNQyi9RgeTw/U3CuVPb4iwI/AAAAAAAAEds/OpXA7uhuzJM/w812-h609-no/DSC00124.JPG https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-YCTSi-EN17c/U3ChlqoyD0I/AAAAAAAAEds/Pt-znVEcesE/w812-h609-no/DSC00033.JPG https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fim7r9Uocl4/U3ESNdUKh7I/AAAAAAAAEd4/fdY8OMd45Q...
by Mac The Tank
Mon 12 May, 2014 18:57
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014 CRUISE ON
Replies: 63
Views: 7784

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014 CRUISE ON

Great to get the zed out on the roads once in a while!

https://plus.google.com/photos/10324385 ... 9DQ1Z_e4gE

Includes some of Oscar's random shots...
by Mac The Tank
Sat 10 May, 2014 20:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Err, where does this spring go?
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Err, where does this spring go?

ahh, that explains that; the ends of my cords are simply knotted. Will have to look into this a bit further...

Cheers Colb!
by Mac The Tank
Sat 10 May, 2014 10:10
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: 1st Z3 / 8th BMW
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: 1st Z3 / 8th BMW

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As already said; there's loads of info on here and were a friendly bunch too!
by Mac The Tank
Wed 07 May, 2014 22:27
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014 CRUISE ON
Replies: 63
Views: 7784

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Maybe if you plot the route on Google maps, then we can help with the various TomTom/Garmin/Waze files from that. I'm happy to help out if needed :nerd: Should have read the initial post properly... Original KML File https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?dg=feature&ie=UTF8&msa=0&output=kml&msid=200100357...
by Mac The Tank
Wed 07 May, 2014 10:29
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014 CRUISE ON
Replies: 63
Views: 7784

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Maybe if you plot the route on Google maps, then we can help with the various TomTom/Garmin/Waze files from that.

I'm happy to help out if needed :nerd:
by Mac The Tank
Sun 04 May, 2014 11:05
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014 CRUISE ON
Replies: 63
Views: 7784

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Thanks Ragtop!
by Mac The Tank
Sat 03 May, 2014 22:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Err, where does this spring go?
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Err, where does this spring go?

no worries, will have another look tomorrow. Strange the both sides are the same?
by Mac The Tank
Sat 03 May, 2014 21:19
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014 CRUISE ON
Replies: 63
Views: 7784

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Sorry for the delay here too; can we be added to the confirmed list please!
2x with lunches
:drive :drive
by Mac The Tank
Sat 03 May, 2014 21:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Err, where does this spring go?
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Err, where does this spring go?

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Hanging loose on both sides? Can't find where they attach for the life of me...
by Mac The Tank
Fri 02 May, 2014 20:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wiring issue
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Wiring issue

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It only does, doesn't it!! :dunce:
by Mac The Tank
Fri 02 May, 2014 20:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wiring issue
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Wiring issue

No worries; where did you get the wire colours from??

My pdf only shows the above info :?
by Mac The Tank
Fri 02 May, 2014 20:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: P0171 and P0174 Errors (Bank 1 & 2 too lean)
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: P0171 and P0174 Errors (Bank 1 & 2 too lean)

Yeah, I replaced the upper section too at it was badly cracked all over too.

Time + heat doesn't do the rubber any good it seems.
by Mac The Tank
Fri 02 May, 2014 19:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wiring issue
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Wiring issue

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Looks like you connected wire 5 to connector 1 instead of 6 to 1.

Hope that helps
by Mac The Tank
Fri 02 May, 2014 19:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: P0171 and P0174 Errors (Bank 1 & 2 too lean)
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: P0171 and P0174 Errors (Bank 1 & 2 too lean)

Parts fitted, took about an hour after struggling with the jubilee clips on the lower section that attaches to the throttle body :head:

All fitted, error codes cleared and so far so good! :drive
by Mac The Tank
Fri 02 May, 2014 10:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: P0171 and P0174 Errors (Bank 1 & 2 too lean)
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: P0171 and P0174 Errors (Bank 1 & 2 too lean)

3= Rubber Boot #13541705209 = £13.61 inc
6= Tube Elbow #13541435627 = £11.30 inc

Chandlers BMW Brighton parts desk have them in stock, going to collect them both after lunch! 8-)
by Mac The Tank
Thu 01 May, 2014 19:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: P0171 and P0174 Errors (Bank 1 & 2 too lean)
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: P0171 and P0174 Errors (Bank 1 & 2 too lean)

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I will order parts 3 & 6
3= Rubber Boot #13541705209
6= Tube Elbow #13541435627
by Mac The Tank
Thu 01 May, 2014 18:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: P0171 and P0174 Errors (Bank 1 & 2 too lean)
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: P0171 and P0174 Errors (Bank 1 & 2 too lean)

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Found it :smug

Will try some tape to prove it off
by Mac The Tank
Thu 01 May, 2014 17:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: P0171 and P0174 Errors (Bank 1 & 2 too lean)
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: P0171 and P0174 Errors (Bank 1 & 2 too lean)

Ok thanks, will be having a look under the bonnet this evening so will report back later...
by Mac The Tank
Thu 01 May, 2014 11:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: P0171 and P0174 Errors (Bank 1 & 2 too lean)
Replies: 10
Views: 550

P0171 and P0174 Errors (Bank 1 & 2 too lean)

Fired her up last night in preparation for this weekends' inaugural run of the year, only to notice it idling a "bit rough" and the dreaded orange engine light was lit. :( Got the code reader out and found errors P0171 (Bank 1 too lean) and P0172 (Bank 2 too lean). Going to check all the vacuum hose...
by Mac The Tank
Thu 01 May, 2014 10:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1.9 loos of power - help needed please.
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: 1.9 loos of power - help needed please.

Get a code reader; I use one of these
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Only cost <£10 off fleabay

with the Torque app for Android
http://torque-bhp.com/

But you can also use a laptop I believe too.
by Mac The Tank
Tue 15 Apr, 2014 22:35
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Headlight Restoration?
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: Headlight Restoration?

+1 to the 3M kit here too. Used it on my "other" car and its 100% better than before. Came with a drill attachment too, which helped i'm sure. :)
by Mac The Tank
Sat 05 Apr, 2014 14:34
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014 CRUISE ON
Replies: 63
Views: 7784

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Hehe, yeah that was a nice run out! Still a fair weather lady is our zed!
by Mac The Tank
Sat 05 Apr, 2014 11:21
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014 CRUISE ON
Replies: 63
Views: 7784

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Hey,
Getting the zed back out of hibernation, so will let you know a little closer to the time if I may. It would be the longest run she's ever done if we do come! :D
by Mac The Tank
Sat 05 Apr, 2014 11:11
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Testing the water for a sussex meet?
Replies: 16
Views: 1941

Re: Testing the water for a sussex meet?

Hi guys,
Been out off the forums for a while and didn't see this; we're just outside Brighton too so would love to get the zed back out on the local roads! She comes out of hibernation on 1st May so let me know if you want to plan a cruise!
by Mac The Tank
Mon 13 Aug, 2012 21:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Opening boot with remote ???
Replies: 14
Views: 615

Re: Opening boot with remote ???

Hi So i have a 1999 1.8 facelift and i cant seem to work something out. When all the doors are locked can you open the boot only with the remote ???? if so how ???? At present If i want to open the boot i have to use the key and turn it left then when i lock it to the right, however if the doors ar...
by Mac The Tank
Sat 03 Dec, 2011 20:52
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Forum member suffering from - Motor Neurone disease
Replies: 18
Views: 1636

Up for a laugh and willing to make a fool of myself on a frequent basis - always glad to offer my services to a worthy cause.

Much respect,
Mac
by Mac The Tank
Sat 03 Dec, 2011 20:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Staggered wheel set up.
Replies: 10
Views: 936

I believe a decent body-shop can "roll" the edges of the rear arches. Could give up to 5-10mm extra space if your that close.

Mac
by Mac The Tank
Sat 03 Dec, 2011 09:57
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I'm growing a moustache!
Replies: 9
Views: 843

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I'm a bad Mo fo......

glad i've shaved it off now though!

Mac
by Mac The Tank
Sun 30 Oct, 2011 21:28
Forum: Performance
Topic: Suspension disaster
Replies: 8
Views: 937

re: Penetrating fluid - I would use plus gas if you can get it, much better at penetrating than WD40 in my opinion... You can get it at the usual motor trade outlets, or at RS components (they have got trade counters about too) Plus gas (overnight) + big hammer = :D Can you get a ball joint splitter...
by Mac The Tank
Fri 28 Oct, 2011 22:54
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: new guy,first photo
Replies: 13
Views: 963

Boots' too small for a sub, but search on here for ingenious sub boxes in the rear storage box and another in the passenger foot well! 8-)

Mac