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by houdini2005
Tue 05 Aug, 2014 19:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dash Cams
Replies: 12
Views: 1195

Re: Dash Cams

I bought one of these http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00JJI40KU/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B00JJI40KU&linkCode=as2&tag=techmoan-21 and this is the test of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LWOq62cY6U its very good has a gps mount but the supplied s...
by houdini2005
Mon 10 Jun, 2013 19:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Possible clutch problems
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Possible clutch problems

I had a similar problem 7 had a new clutch and DMf fitted at my local independent £778 inc vat see this post http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=35513&start=800 post number 10 Mod Edit: Link fixed to refer to correct forum url. Houdini, please, please use the zroadster.net name to acc...
by houdini2005
Sat 25 May, 2013 15:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220397

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

my little green mistress was getting a bit notchy changing gear 1st to 2nd (common I know) then last Tuesday trying to change up or down started to feel like Russian roulette, went to my local independent Bmw Autotech performance http://www.autotechperformance.co.uk/ and the noise that was coming fr...
by houdini2005
Sat 27 Apr, 2013 14:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: repacement hood
Replies: 15
Views: 417

Re: repacement hood

by houdini2005
Sun 27 Jan, 2013 12:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air Bag light
Replies: 13
Views: 619

Re: Air Bag light

the insurance should be ok, the way the seat occupancy works is that if the seat is not being used the passenger airbag doesn't deploy this is done a measured resistance. the device when fitted tells the on board system that the seat is occupied all of the time & would deploy all airbags in the even...
by houdini2005
Sun 27 Jan, 2013 11:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air Bag light
Replies: 13
Views: 619

Re: Air Bag light

use one of these on mine, they work and it passed but you will need somebody to reset the light. 8-)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Bypass-Ai ... 2574f61e9f
by houdini2005
Thu 26 Jul, 2012 22:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Failed MOT today - Emissions - Need Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 3152

Re: Z3 Failed MOT today - Emissions - Need Advice

a friend told me to use this a couple of days before my mot http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cataclean-Catal ... 631&sr=8-1 seemed to work 8-) , mine passed on emissions but failed on a sh*t load of other stuff rear springs :cry:
by houdini2005
Sun 01 Jul, 2012 18:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Windows 7
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: Windows 7

if you have an desktop pc then do what I did and fit an extra drive or partition (drive is easier) then install winxp or linux etc then use easy bcd free version non commercial to choose on boot up which drive/ partition at boot up, you can get from here http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/#comparison and m...
by houdini2005
Wed 20 Jun, 2012 17:10
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Shropshire Zed Fest
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: Shropshire Zed Fest

saw your other half and her Z yesterday and noticed the spacing of her number plate (naughty :) ) , but her new Z looks brill 8-) .
by houdini2005
Sun 10 Jun, 2012 15:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Airbag light on
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: Airbag light on

passenger seat occupancy mat, i used one of these on mine http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from= ... Categories
by houdini2005
Sun 03 Jun, 2012 12:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: loading pics
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: loading pics

this page should help http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7658

this tutorial ought to be a sticky on all forum links, hope the mods can oblige for all new members etc 8-)
by houdini2005
Tue 29 May, 2012 20:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What a pain - airbag light
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: What a pain - airbag light

mine was the passenger seat occupancy mat, so i fitted one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=z3+seat+occupancy&_sacat=See-All-Categories this tells the srs system that all seats are occupied and fires all airbags in a bump, but you will need the light ...
by houdini2005
Tue 29 May, 2012 18:29
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: trip to barmouth
Replies: 0
Views: 429

trip to barmouth

a couple of us went to barmouth yesterday, heres a couple of pics taken on some welsh mountain which i wont try to pronounce or spell (dont want to upset my welsh speaking boss who was leading the way :lol: ) http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc485/houdini2005/bak.jpg http://i1214.photobucket.com/...
by houdini2005
Fri 25 May, 2012 16:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Failed MOT
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: Failed MOT

it could be worse, mine last week rear springs fractured nearside brake caliper binding and rear tyres wearing on inner plus nail in front tyre (advisory) £524.88 thank you very much :cry:
by houdini2005
Thu 24 May, 2012 17:58
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Soft Top proofing
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Re: Soft Top proofing

mine has the same marks and possibly one day the fabric will need replacing :cry: , however until then i treat mine with autoglym fabric cleaner and protector http://www.autoglym.com/enGB/product-proddetail.asp?v06VQ=GG&Range=1 some use other restorers but if you search on here you'll pick up the ti...
by houdini2005
Mon 21 May, 2012 22:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: radio question
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: radio question

micklaw wrote:thanks for finding radio i am bidding on it
thanks mick :)
good luck on the bids, i'd sell mine but should i ever have to let my Z go ( lord forbid :) ) i would refit it and keep the DAB.
by houdini2005
Mon 21 May, 2012 18:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: radio question
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: radio question

found you this on ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-z3-Philli ... 231d9182c7

its the same as the one i've taken out of my Z which was connected to a multi changer (swapped mine out for a DAB/CD etc. 8-)
by houdini2005
Sun 20 May, 2012 17:30
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: new additions
Replies: 0
Views: 528

new additions

well after a bit of a clean etc I added a few bits, chrome tips and a perspex windbreaker. the windbreaker is home made and the gold decal on it was greatfully created by a friend who does the roundal decals etc for RAF tornado's etc. 8-) http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc485/houdini2005/1-1.jpg...
by houdini2005
Mon 30 Apr, 2012 18:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: for sale z3 2.8 chrome exhaust tips
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: for sale z3 2.8 chrome exhaust tips

I know, however i am trying to recoup some of my cash and if the bids dont get high enough it is my sale aftet all.
by houdini2005
Mon 30 Apr, 2012 14:56
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: for sale z3 2.8 chrome exhaust tips
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: for sale z3 2.8 chrome exhaust tips

well they cost me £42.00 + postage from the states via amazon 2 weeks ago but i'd except £35 ish as I see your quite close to me an could collect.
by houdini2005
Sun 29 Apr, 2012 19:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: for sale z3 2.8 chrome exhaust tips
Replies: 5
Views: 426

for sale z3 2.8 chrome exhaust tips

set of 2 chrome tips for z3 1998 onwards (Exhaust tailpipe trim chrome 55X65MM / 88MM 2 09/1998 18120000794 ) bought these by mistake :( and are now on ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Z3-chrome-tip-2-8-Roadster-BMW-Genuine-Oval-Exhaust-Tailpipe-Tip-/261012685536?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&f...
by houdini2005
Tue 17 Apr, 2012 22:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: central locking help..
Replies: 18
Views: 615

Re: central locking help..

anyone know how to re-sync the integrated fob with the car?
found this http://www.programyourkeys.com/BMW_Z3_K ... mming.html
by houdini2005
Mon 16 Apr, 2012 18:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: central locking help..
Replies: 18
Views: 615

Re: central locking help..

just to ask the obvious has your zed got a lock on the passanger door, if so this may help http://bmwe32.masscom.net/maxf_website/locks.htm
by houdini2005
Sun 15 Apr, 2012 14:03
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: wanted chrome side vents
Replies: 2
Views: 255

wanted chrome side vents

I'm after some chrome side vents (just lost a bidding on fleabay) and a new set is a quite pricey deal that i'm trying to avoid.
by houdini2005
Tue 10 Apr, 2012 12:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: central locking not working
Replies: 14
Views: 5969

Re: central locking not working

did my drivers door central locking actuator today, thank god for the xray vision and being a Gynecologist in a previous life. :D
by houdini2005
Tue 03 Apr, 2012 20:22
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Pics of the Z the little green dragon..
Replies: 12
Views: 1360

Re: Pics of the Z the little green dragon..

lovin the green but i'm biased. lol :D
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by houdini2005
Sun 18 Mar, 2012 15:11
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mrs's Gookah's Z3 Sport
Replies: 44
Views: 17950

Re: Our Latest Zed

looks really nice pete. 8-)
by houdini2005
Wed 29 Feb, 2012 17:34
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: the sadness makes me do it
Replies: 1
Views: 589

the sadness makes me do it

a friend from work bought me a die cast model z3 from lidl or aldi? which was red however as mine is boston green i set to work lol, before and after pic's. http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc485/houdini2005/123.jpg [/img] http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc485/houdini2005/083550.jpg http://i1...
by houdini2005
Wed 29 Feb, 2012 09:31
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Look what I've bought!
Replies: 21
Views: 1641

2.8 in green the only way to be seen. 8-)
by houdini2005
Sun 04 Dec, 2011 18:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: airbag light
Replies: 5
Views: 467

a big thank you to gookah (pete) for the use of the reset tool and it was really nice meeting you, hope maybe to catch you next sunday at cosford for the mid breakfast club. 8-)
by houdini2005
Sat 03 Dec, 2011 16:19
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: new rear window
Replies: 5
Views: 692

when you are ready have look on website as they are in the middle of moving, hopefully to a better place to get to as at the moment its situated out in an rural village (lots of sheep & country folk. lol
by houdini2005
Sat 03 Dec, 2011 14:06
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: new rear window
Replies: 5
Views: 692

they manufacure it and use your original zip fitting, watched him make & fit.
by houdini2005
Sat 03 Dec, 2011 13:18
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: new rear window
Replies: 5
Views: 692

new rear window

had a new rear window fitted today by rgupholstery (rodington shropshire) £120 supply and fit, looks better now no more tape on the big split 8-) . http://www.rgupholstery.co.uk/ before http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc485/houdini2005/before.jpg new one [/img] http://i1214.photobucket.com/album...
by houdini2005
Thu 24 Nov, 2011 19:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: airbag light
Replies: 5
Views: 467

i have taken on your comments and fitting this bypass is an "if and when i fit it". if i do fit it i would appreciate the use of your reset tool, i have had the seat looked at by the guys at autotech performance who look after the mechanicals for me http://www.autotechperformance.co.uk/ they've qout...
by houdini2005
Thu 24 Nov, 2011 19:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: airbag light
Replies: 5
Views: 467

i have taken on your comments and fitting this bypass is an "if and when i fit it". if i do fit it i would appreciate the use of your reset tool, i have had the seat looked at by the guys at autotech performance who look after the mechanicals for me http://www.autotechperformance.co.uk/ they've qout...
by houdini2005
Wed 23 Nov, 2011 21:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: airbag light
Replies: 5
Views: 467

airbag light

my airbag light is on permanantly (seat occ mat) and wondered if anybody has used one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-PLUGnPLAY-OCCUPANCY-MAT-SENSOR-AIRBAG-BYPASS-UNIT-E46E36E38E39E60E65M3M5Z3X5-/330641169502?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4cfbbfdc5e , also will this bypass fix...
by houdini2005
Mon 14 Nov, 2011 19:12
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: treated the old girl
Replies: 5
Views: 980

thanks for all the comments, cleaned and reproofed the hood this weekend (autoglym) next thing replace bust rear window. some time before may (mot) got to sort the passenger occupancy air bag light, hopefully a resistor bypass plug will do the trick 8-) otherwise the new mot regs will fail it & cost...
by houdini2005
Sat 05 Nov, 2011 15:08
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: treated the old girl
Replies: 5
Views: 980

treated the old girl

gave her good clean & polish today ( maguires gold ) next will be the hood renovation & the new back window.then into my garage dust cover etc till spring :) http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc485/houdini2005/20111105_142745.jpg http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc485/houdini2005/20111105_14304...
by houdini2005
Wed 28 Sep, 2011 22:07
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: midlands breakfast club
Replies: 8
Views: 1006

the next meet is on december 18th, the web site for details & booking etc is http://www.midlandsbreakfastclub.co.uk/

hope to see you all there. 8-)
by houdini2005
Sun 25 Sep, 2011 12:37
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: midlands breakfast club
Replies: 8
Views: 1006

midlands breakfast club

just a few snaps of todays breakfast at raf cosford. 8-) my little beauty http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc485/houdini2005/2011-09-25100313.jpg http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc485/houdini2005/2011-09-25100238.jpg http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc485/houdini2005/2011-09-25094418.jpg h...
by houdini2005
Fri 26 Aug, 2011 16:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 spotted in new film (rise of the planet of the apes)
Replies: 8
Views: 565

z3 spotted in new film (rise of the planet of the apes)

just watched this and here's a still from the first 8mins, sure looks like a nice blue z3. 8-)

[img][img]http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc4 ... 05/ape.jpg[/img][/img]
by houdini2005
Fri 05 Aug, 2011 20:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air bag light on
Replies: 29
Views: 1613

my airbag light has been on in my wife's T reg focus for the past 5 years & not an mot failiure yet.
by houdini2005
Sun 31 Jul, 2011 17:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: big thank you
Replies: 2
Views: 357

big thank you

big thanks to all those people on here who have had troubles with the z3 alarm sys, on friday night i'd just finished fixing a friends broadband wireless router and was about to go home when zed alarm fob (brick type) failed to disarm. could only open doors with key etc (alarm went off when getting ...
by houdini2005
Sat 16 Jul, 2011 13:08
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: newbie
Replies: 13
Views: 929

thanks for all the welcome's, its a lovely feeling hearing the 2.8 engine note 8-) . however yesterday morning i did some thing really stupid by lowering the elec hood (original hood ) and split the rear window :cry:
patched it up with clear vinyl tape at the moment, new window soon.
by houdini2005
Sun 10 Jul, 2011 20:24
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: newbie
Replies: 13
Views: 929

Jonttt wrote:Welcome to the forum Houdini.......

perfect timing for some top down driving :D
its just started thundering by me but then again the zed's not here yet. :D
by houdini2005
Sun 10 Jul, 2011 20:09
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: newbie
Replies: 13
Views: 929

newbie

I should be getting this 102.000mls 2.8 sometime this week for just under £3200, its my first Z3 and also my first private sale car. it'll be big change from the 1.6 focus titanium, one thing i may change is one of the previous owners (of 6) has put alpina side vent badges unsure if i like em yet. h...