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by wildeboy
Sun 09 Nov, 2014 12:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Free. Black Centre Console
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: For Free. Black Centre Console

Yes, what time of day are you thinking?

I am in the office all day Tue which is 5 mins from home near Batley, or evening is fine. let me know what time and I will pm you an address.
by wildeboy
Sat 08 Nov, 2014 23:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Free. Black Centre Console
Replies: 2
Views: 522

For Free. Black Centre Console

Free to good home, or any home! Black centre console from 1998 pre facelift Z3. Completely bare, no switches etc. I have had this on ebay numerous times but no one wants it. If no one on here wants it its going in the bin! Pick up only from West Yorkshire about 5 mins from Junction 27 M62. Sorry wi...
by wildeboy
Fri 26 Sep, 2014 20:03
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Lotherton Hall Sept 28th
Replies: 142
Views: 18534

Re: Lotherton Hall Sept 28th

It looks like I am going to be able to make this, I just need to print off a ticket.

I will probably drive straight there, I might just have time to wash the zed, and although I would love to bake a cake I don't think I will have anything like enough time.

See you there.
by wildeboy
Mon 11 Aug, 2014 23:14
Forum: Performance
Topic: M50B25
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: M50B25

I built mine myself from silicone hose and pipe fittings. It wasn't a particularly elegant solution and had to come off and on a lot of times to get the pipe lengths correct. I remember at the time wishing I had just bought a ready made kit. Worth the effort in the end though, and all the pipework i...
by wildeboy
Tue 22 Jul, 2014 22:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: soft top repair
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: soft top repair

I hand stitched up my original roof. As long as you use the existing holes it is easy, all the stiches are an even size and all in the correct place, just needs a bit of patience.
by wildeboy
Sun 20 Jul, 2014 12:42
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Silverstone Classic 2014
Replies: 69
Views: 10781

Re: Silverstone Classic 2014

Got my tickets now and read through the rules for the parade lap. 12 to 16 year olds can sit in the front, it is 8 to 12s that have to sit in the back.

Looks like I won't be able to watch from the sidelines after all, oh dear!!
by wildeboy
Fri 18 Jul, 2014 13:22
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Silverstone Classic 2014
Replies: 69
Views: 10781

Re: Silverstone Classic 2014

I have just rung to book my car, driver and passenger on to the parade lap and was told as my passenger is between 11 and 16 he will have to sit in the rear seat! Like a fool I was quick to point out that a Z3 doesn't have rear seats and was told in that case he couldn't take part in the parade lap....
by wildeboy
Fri 27 Jun, 2014 09:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot spot weld
Replies: 36
Views: 3254

Re: Boot spot weld

Hi Dansutton, I had mine done by someone in Huddersfield a couple of years ago and no problems since. They were recommended from this forum by a couple of Z3M owners so they had done a few. I can't remember the exact details but I think I paid £260, although that sounds quite a lot now! I can't reme...
by wildeboy
Fri 06 Jun, 2014 19:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD Heated washer jets
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: FS Heated washer jets

They were already connected. There is a wire running alongside the washer water pipe right up to the nozzles hidden under the felt pad underneath the bonnet.
by wildeboy
Fri 06 Jun, 2014 18:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD Heated washer jets
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: FS Heated washer jets

Sirius-c,

I have a June '97 2.8 with heated washer jets and the connectors are identical to the ones in Orinoco's photo.
by wildeboy
Sat 31 May, 2014 00:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Help .... Parts needed - anyone breaking?
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Help .... Parts needed - anyone breaking?

I have a couple of the bits you need listed on eBay, you may have seen them already. They do finish tonight though (Sat). I don't think I can list a link, they don't seem to work for me. The listing numbers are 161316987732 for the Speedo rings and 161316698465 for the side trims (boomerangs). Just ...
by wildeboy
Sat 31 May, 2014 00:04
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 9th August 2014
Replies: 106
Views: 9292

Re: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 7th June

Deano, pm sent
by wildeboy
Tue 06 May, 2014 23:12
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 18 May
Replies: 62
Views: 8044

Re: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 18 May

This one is in the diary, meeting at Ferrybridge.
by wildeboy
Tue 06 May, 2014 22:22
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 9th August 2014
Replies: 106
Views: 9292

Re: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 7th June

I am up for this. My weekends are very busy, but this one is actually free, result!
by wildeboy
Fri 28 Mar, 2014 22:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??
Replies: 25
Views: 2942

Re: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??

Had a new stainless cat back exhaust fitted yesterday, took it back for a retest and it failed again on emissions. Same as before HC and CO zero and lambda high at 1.179. So the new exhaust didn't fix it, sounds nice though! Engine was running rough, especially at idle when cold, it was 'hunting' an...
by wildeboy
Tue 25 Mar, 2014 23:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??
Replies: 25
Views: 2942

Re: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??

The tester offered to remove the front baffle box and replace with a pipe to fix the hole for £100, I have known him for years though and reccomended I take it away and get a ss one made as it would only go again somewhere else. It is still an option to keep it going another few years.
by wildeboy
Tue 25 Mar, 2014 22:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??
Replies: 25
Views: 2942

Re: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??

My zed has just failed its MOT with a leaking exhaust and my emissions test was very similar to yours with CO and HC passing and lambda barely scraping through. Another pointer towards your exhaust leaking, or maybe my lambda sensors are kaput too! Wildeboy, did you change you exhaust then? and not...
by wildeboy
Tue 25 Mar, 2014 20:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Failure
Replies: 37
Views: 5077

Re: MOT Failure

Hi Pierrick, Sorry just seen your other thread explaining that yes you do have a leak, at least we were pointing you in the right direction!
by wildeboy
Tue 25 Mar, 2014 20:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Failure
Replies: 37
Views: 5077

Re: MOT Failure

My zed has just failed its MOT with a leaking exhaust and my emissions test was very similar to yours with CO and HC passing and lambda barely scraping through.

Another pointer towards your exhaust leaking, or maybe my lambda sensors are kaput too!
by wildeboy
Tue 25 Mar, 2014 20:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Beamish 2014
Replies: 46
Views: 7310

Re: Beamish 2014

Loved this meet last year and really hoping I can make it again this year. The zed hasn't been off the drive for 6 months until today when it failed its MOT! Time to replace the almost 17 year old exhaust. It is also my oldest sons 12th birthday, it might have to be a birthday trip to Beamish. Hope ...
by wildeboy
Tue 01 Oct, 2013 20:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Required - front number plate plastic surround
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Required - front number plate plastic surround

I bought one new from the local BMW dealer for about £25 last year
by wildeboy
Sat 07 Sep, 2013 10:14
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: CITP Lotherton Hall - Sunday 8th September
Replies: 55
Views: 12876

Re: CITP Lotherton Hall - Sunday 8th September

Just printed my ticket, a bit last minute but I have been in the Netherlands all last week so only decided this morning to go!

Don't worry about adding me to the list, it will all be over before anyone sees it! I will meet you at Ferrybridge.

I better go out and wash it!
by wildeboy
Thu 13 Jun, 2013 23:58
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Harewood House - Fathers Day Classic Car and Motor Show
Replies: 6
Views: 1990

Re: Harewood House - Fathers Day Classic Car and Motor Show

Hi Nick,

I have just marked on your facebook page that I am coming along for this one.

There are not many names on this thread though, I though this was one of the best car shows in the north!

Where is everyone???
by wildeboy
Sun 26 May, 2013 18:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: dial colour change
Replies: 19
Views: 601

Re: dial colour change

I tried some silver lockwood dials, I liked them in the daylight although I had mixed comment from other people.

At night they were awful, very hard to read! I swapped them back after trying them for a month just to be sure. I might have some photos somewhere on one of the other computers.
by wildeboy
Wed 24 Apr, 2013 22:40
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMW Car Show at Beamish Museum 28th April
Replies: 60
Views: 13216

Re: BMW Car Show at Beamish Museum 28th April

Hi Alan,

Will you put me down for this one.

I will meet the 'Yorkshire crew', if such a thing exists, at Ferrybridge at 7.30!

The weather forcast has picked up a bit so should be a good day. See you then. John.
by wildeboy
Wed 10 Apr, 2013 23:30
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Silverstone and B.A.S International
Replies: 7
Views: 1402

Re: Silverstone and B.A.S International

Hi Snoops, I have always fancied a headliner but they have always seemed a bit on the pricy side. My z3 is a '97 so has never had one but I don't think there is any problem retro fitting. I also have a BAS roof. What sort of price have they given you for a headliner fitted at Silverstone? I could be...
by wildeboy
Thu 03 Jan, 2013 16:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Parts advie
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Parts advie

Hi,

Once the airbag light is on it will stay on even if you fix the fault, you will need a reset tool to clear the light. You can also read a fault code which helps work out what is actually wrong!

Message me if you want to borrow mine, I am not far from you.
by wildeboy
Tue 11 Sep, 2012 15:56
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: CITP Lotherton Hall September 16th UPDATED 07-09
Replies: 70
Views: 14187

Re: CITP Lotherton Hall September 16th UPDATED 07-09

Hi, I will meet you at Ferrybridge, it is slightly out of my way but easier that trying to find somewhere to meet at Lotherton. There are 22 zeds showng as attending on the CITP website, that is more than any other car at the moment excet Porsche also on 22. There are 16 TVR, 18 VXR and 19 mx5. Fore...
by wildeboy
Tue 11 Sep, 2012 15:37
Forum: Performance
Topic: BMC CDA
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: BMC CDA

I have a BMC CDA fitted to my 2.8. I am happy with it although I think the Simotas are much nicer to look at and probably work better with the inlet fitting snugly up to the headlight. I fitted mine at the same time as the M50B25 inlet manifold so can't comment on any improvement purely from the CDA...
by wildeboy
Fri 24 Aug, 2012 21:50
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: CITP Lotherton Hall September 16th UPDATED 07-09
Replies: 70
Views: 14187

Re: CITP Lotherton Hall September 16th

Or somewhere shady out of the blistering sun??? :lol:

Don't forget Deano has forecast good weather, what could go wrong????
by wildeboy
Fri 24 Aug, 2012 21:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Keeping the Zed - help needed though
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: Keeping the Zed - help needed though

Yep, very shiny, very expensive and very hard to find in silver, but still only bolts! Good luck! Maybe they will turn into one of those add ons everyone wants but most just can't justify spending the money on if they could even find them, like AC Schnitzer roll bars, I'll swap you my bolts for a se...
by wildeboy
Fri 24 Aug, 2012 21:37
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: CITP Lotherton Hall September 16th UPDATED 07-09
Replies: 70
Views: 14187

Re: CITP Lotherton Hall September 16th

Hi,

Just booked tickets for this one, it is showing 8 zeds attending at the moment.

There are only 126 cars registered altogether so far, I think people may be waiting to see what the weather brings, although it is free to book!
by wildeboy
Fri 24 Aug, 2012 21:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Keeping the Zed - help needed though
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: Keeping the Zed - help needed though

Now I have actually read the thread, to tell you what you actually wanted to know! Yes number 7 is all you need on top of what you should already have, number 4 will already be assembled on your car, number 7 goes through the hole as your rack does and attaches to number 3 as your rack does. I am no...
by wildeboy
Fri 24 Aug, 2012 20:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Keeping the Zed - help needed though
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: Keeping the Zed - help needed though

Hi, I have part number 7 fitted to my car, there are two colour options, one is chrome, the other is black chrome which is what the ebay seller is selling. I have never seen the chrome ones for sale. I have also never seen the plastic ones either. Let me know if you want a close up pic of the chrome...
by wildeboy
Thu 19 Jul, 2012 20:10
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 455
Views: 69225

Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit

I have a pair of original equipment 65mm chrome twin tailpipe ends from my 1999 2.8, in perfect condition, which have been cluttering up my garage cupboards since I had a stainless steel Eisenmann system fitted around five years ago. I will bring them to Silverstone with me tomorrow (Friday), and a...
by wildeboy
Tue 17 Jul, 2012 22:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Magnetic Stoneguards - March 2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5174

Re: Magnetic Stoneguards for ZedFest

Hi Titan,

You don't have an odd drivers side one knocking about do you? I seem to have misplaced mine (actually I took it off and left it upside down on my other car, then drove off, it will be laying at the side of a road somewhere! :dunce: ).
by wildeboy
Tue 17 Jul, 2012 21:53
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Leeds area to Zedfest
Replies: 3
Views: 925

Re: Leeds area to Zedfest

I'll be travelling down on Friday but not until around 6.00pm ish, and only as far as Rugby.

Have you got tickets for Silverstone for Friday?
by wildeboy
Fri 13 Jul, 2012 21:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dont be Alarmed..but im having alarm problems!
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: Dont be Alarmed..but im having alarm problems!

I have got some self adhesive pads, the type you use to protect hard floors from furniture legs, stuck to the underside of the bonnet where it meets the alarm switch to make sure it it pushed down far enough. Not very high tech but it does work (until one falls off and it starts again! :roll: ).
by wildeboy
Tue 10 Jul, 2012 23:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How to replace your Z3 Roadster Soft-top.
Replies: 2
Views: 1181

Re: How to replace your Z3 Roadster Soft-top.

In every write up I have seen regarding fitting your own roof the writer has finished off by saying 'I did it but wouldn't do it again. Pay someone to do it for you!' My new roof does have the plastic fittings already sewn in but I have still got a man coming on Wednesday to fit it for me! Thanks fo...
by wildeboy
Sat 07 Jul, 2012 22:03
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: New soft top fitting wisdom required!!
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: New soft top fitting wisdom required!!

I don't think you are going to find many people who have done this as a DIY! I have a new roof sat in the box waiting for some guaranteed dry weather (maybe next year, no seriously, I mean that!), I am not sure if you have seen the 'how to' in the link below. It is an aftermarket roof and shows the ...
by wildeboy
Tue 03 Jul, 2012 00:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 roadster rear window
Replies: 18
Views: 3599

Re: Z3 roadster rear window

I had an OEM rear window fitted to my 14 year old roof last year, and it fits perfectly.

It was professionally fitted though so I can't tell you anything about fitting one.
by wildeboy
Sat 30 Jun, 2012 22:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS Z3 Suitcase and Boot Rack (ebay)
Replies: 0
Views: 252

FS Z3 Suitcase and Boot Rack (ebay)

I have decided to let my Z3 suitcase and boot rack go. I really can't see me ever using them and they are just getting in the way. I put them on ebay last night and they are already raising a bit of interest! Suitcase http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160833711509?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m15...
by wildeboy
Thu 28 Jun, 2012 23:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: exhaust layout
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: exhaust layout

Hi Veef,

My '97 M52B28 single vanos has twin pipes from the manifolds into a single cat and single pipe through 2 silencers and twin tailpipe.

Have a look on Realoem http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.do?m ... 8082&hg=18, mine is the second and third ones down on the left.
by wildeboy
Wed 27 Jun, 2012 21:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How to remove Viscous fan and Torque settings?
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: How to remove Viscous fan and Torque settings?

I managed to get my fan off without the special tool, I used a long 32mm spanner and gave it a couple sharp hits with a rubber mallet and it loosened off no problem. I did replace the serpentine belt afterwards though. I am not sure that this is a 'recommended' method though, I was getting desperate...
by wildeboy
Sun 17 Jun, 2012 23:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: front caliper changes
Replies: 43
Views: 1848

Re: front caliper changes

How did you stop the brake fluid pouring out whilst you disconnected the caliper? Did you clamp the rubber hose? No I didn't clamp the hose, I put 2 or 3 layers of clingfilm over the reservoir opening and screwed one of the caps from the Easibleed over to create a seal, nothing came out of the hose...
by wildeboy
Sun 17 Jun, 2012 19:44
Forum: Performance
Topic: M50B25 Inlet Manifold Install
Replies: 3
Views: 752

Re: M50B25 Inlet Manifold Install

Hi Southernboy, It sounds like you are taking it a stage or two further than I am going to! I quite like the idea of opening up the oem exhaust to make it more free flowing but I am not sure how much difference it would make, there would still be the restriction in the cat and I can't afford to star...
by wildeboy
Sun 17 Jun, 2012 18:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: front caliper changes
Replies: 43
Views: 1848

Re: front caliper changes

Hi Pedro, I changed one of my front calipers a couple of months ago, pretty straightforward really. The caliper slider bolts are a 7mm allen fitting, I bought a 7mm allen fitting for my socket set, I can't remember if a standard allen key wouldn't fit or it they were too tight to get off like that. ...
by wildeboy
Sat 16 Jun, 2012 21:34
Forum: Performance
Topic: M50B25 Inlet Manifold Install
Replies: 3
Views: 752

M50B25 Inlet Manifold Install

I have finally installed my M50B25 inlet manifold! It has been sitting in my garage for at least 6 months, firstly waiting for me to pluck up the courage to do it, then finding out my insurance wouldn't cover me with it fitted! I finished it at about 11.00 this morning and have been driving it prett...
by wildeboy
Sun 10 Jun, 2012 22:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New to forum & BMW
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: New to forum & BMW

Slightly off topic but does your mate with the shiney red 2.8 still have his original exhaust? I am looking for a 2.8 cat back exhaust.
by wildeboy
Wed 06 Jun, 2012 20:52
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Insurance Providers
Replies: 32
Views: 3536

Re: Insurance Providers

Ok, I have worked it out.

I have had a play with the online quote machine and I just need to get older quicker to get cheaper insurance!!

If I was 50 it would be £475, and at 60 down to £350 (I'm afraid it goes up again at 70!).