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by Trevsky
Wed 03 May, 2017 20:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slowly retracting seatbelt...
Replies: 4
Views: 905

Re: Slowly retracting seatbelt...

As mot was due I decided to try washing the seat belt as suggested but didn't seem to make a great deal of difference. I decided to have a look and see if I could see anything stopping the belt retracting, nothing really, but did notice that the guide in the roll hoop tower was angled downwards and ...
by Trevsky
Wed 29 Mar, 2017 19:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheap Z3 front Calipers
Replies: 0
Views: 405

Cheap Z3 front Calipers

Andrew Page are doing front Calipers for the 1.9 at £46.27 on the net with old ones in swap if anyone is interested. Cheaper than anyone else I could find. The guys in the shop huffed and puffed at doing them at the Internet price but hey ho.
by Trevsky
Fri 16 Dec, 2016 17:35
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: A Surprise From WeBuyAnyCar.com
Replies: 8
Views: 1113

Re: A Surprise From WeBuyAnyCar.com

I sold the wife's Fiesta Titanium Auto to them last September. We ignored their offers at first but by the time they had sent me their forth revised offer we got more than I would have expected to sell for privately. Only haggled slightly over the cost of two new front tyres which I new it wanted. S...
by Trevsky
Sun 25 Sep, 2016 17:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 broken seatbelt guide fix
Replies: 17
Views: 2087

Re: Z3 broken seatbelt guide fix

Fitted mine today, literally took seconds. What an ingenious fix. Well done and thank you.
by Trevsky
Sat 17 Sep, 2016 21:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Awsome drive
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: Awsome drive

Looks good...... Is there a Lake District road with Snake or Stone or ??? in the title. Googling Snake Pass brings up Derbyshire but looking for the road I used in my first car 40 years ago and definately wasn't there. I think the road would have been in the Bowness, Ambleside area and I don't reca...
by Trevsky
Sat 20 Aug, 2016 22:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: clutch stop rubber
Replies: 15
Views: 1683

Re: clutch stop rubber

I am struggling to understand how this can be an advantage. As far as I can see it would just limit the travel of the clutch pedal beyond the point at which the clutch is disengaged. Surely you can do this yourself, there is no need to press the pedal all the way to the floor. I would be more intere...
by Trevsky
Mon 04 Apr, 2016 18:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seats / backache
Replies: 19
Views: 2101

Re: Seats / backache

I have a 1.9 with standard seats and also find them lacking in lumbar support. I think if I ever take the seats out to do the runner bushes I will try to fit a 1" or so thick pad inside the back rest. Wonder if anyone has done it?
by Trevsky
Mon 04 Apr, 2016 17:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: which oil for a 1.9 1997 z3
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: which oil for a 1.9 1997 z3

I Always use Triple QX 5W 40 Fully Synthetic. Carparts 4 less have it at £14.49 at the moment but sometimes you can it cheaper when they have an offer on. I got 2 for 1 a short while back. I have had no problems, the car starts on the button, ticks over well and doesn't use any oil. I occasionally g...
by Trevsky
Tue 29 Mar, 2016 21:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: being dazzled
Replies: 28
Views: 3197

Re: being dazzled

[quote="RobTFC"]Regarding the rear brake lights I fully understand what you mean however it is sometimes difficult in an automatic not to do this; if in traffic with a lot of stop start I find I don't have much of a choice but to keep feathering the brake pedal to prevent the car creeping too quickl...
by Trevsky
Sun 27 Mar, 2016 19:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: being dazzled
Replies: 28
Views: 3197

Re: being dazzled

This has been annoying me for some time now. Why is it that most people these days insist on holding their car on the foot brake at traffic lights and dazzling the poor driver behind with the high intensity brake lights. I always put the hand brake on and put the car in neutral.
by Trevsky
Fri 18 Mar, 2016 18:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP NEEDED PLEASE...
Replies: 18
Views: 2198

Re: HELP NEEDED PLEASE...

I would be tempted to drop a plumb line from the centre of each wheel onto a level surface and measure the wheelbase and if that is correct maybe the car has had a tap up the rear.
by Trevsky
Wed 16 Mar, 2016 21:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rear antiroll bar links
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

Re: rear antiroll bar links

When I did mine off the car I was expecting them to be really hard to push on having read other posts on the subject. But I used the old faithful Fairy Liquid and they slid on a treat. I dare say you may be able to do it on the car using it.
by Trevsky
Sat 02 Jan, 2016 23:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheap Halfords Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 2469

Re: Cheap Halfords Oil

Just ordered, thanks
by Trevsky
Wed 30 Dec, 2015 22:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheap Halfords Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 2469

Re: Cheap Halfords Oil

g8jka wrote:Eurocarparts currently have their triple qx 5w40 fully synthetic oil on offer, buy one get one free on the 5l tubs.

Works out at £19.43 for 10 litres, which is a much better deal than the current halfords offer.

Can't see anything on their website. Is it just a local offer?
by Trevsky
Mon 16 Nov, 2015 10:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Joined the 360 club
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: Joined the 360 club

Forgot to mention the Ka was unoccupied at the time. Perhaps they''d done the self same thing and decided to walk the rest of the way. Or they'd seen me coming and legged it!
by Trevsky
Sun 15 Nov, 2015 21:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Joined the 360 club
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Joined the 360 club

Well the roads were very wet this morning and whilst existing a roundabout and giving it a bit of gas the back end broke away very easily and suddenly a Ka which was parked in a layby was approaching my offside rear rapidly. Diesel on the road was my first thought quickly followed by the prospect of...
by Trevsky
Sat 25 Jul, 2015 17:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Removeable Boot Rack
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Removeable Boot Rack

I have the MX5 one made by Fapa on mine. It fits great. It's good and big and made of stainless steel. Just make sure you get all four rubber feet with it if you go for one and that the feet are clean before fitting.
by Trevsky
Thu 11 Jun, 2015 19:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear box and dif oil
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Re: Gear box and dif oil

I changed the gear box and diff oil on my 1.9 last week, Fuchs Titan Sintofluid 75W-80 MTF and Castrol Syntrax Long Life 70W-90 Multi Vehicle respectively and judging by the amount of oil left in the seconding containers they both took about 1.1 litres. I was careful to keep filling until it came sp...
by Trevsky
Sat 02 May, 2015 13:22
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Cosmos Black Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 1365

Re: Cosmos Black Paint

Yes Cosmos Black is metallic. You should be able to see the flecks in the paint when its cleaned and polished.
by Trevsky
Fri 24 Apr, 2015 12:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Antii roll bar popped out
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: Antii roll bar popped out

Thanks for the help and advise guys.
by Trevsky
Thu 23 Apr, 2015 15:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Antii roll bar popped out
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: Antii roll bar popped out

So do you advocate using genuine BMW parts rather than any other say off the internet, so they will have Boge on them?
by Trevsky
Thu 23 Apr, 2015 12:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Antii roll bar popped out
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Antii roll bar popped out

Just had the car in for Mot this morning and the tester found that the rear anti roll bar had popped out of its link on the near side. He managed to get it back in again and passed it but I wondered if anyone had heard of this happening before and what could have caused it, everything looked fine ot...
by Trevsky
Sat 11 Apr, 2015 23:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine oil capacity.
Replies: 15
Views: 1728

Re: Engine oil capacity.

Have you run the engine so that some of the oil goes into the filter
by Trevsky
Wed 18 Mar, 2015 19:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Servicing costs.
Replies: 14
Views: 1855

Re: Servicing costs.

Hi all, thought I'd take a different angle on servicing the Zed this year. It's going in on Tuesday, instead of the usual drop it off and pay on collection I decided to buy all the service items myself so I could choose the brands I wanted then I'm handing it over to my local indie that looks after ...
by Trevsky
Sat 31 Jan, 2015 18:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Breaking - Z3 1.9 4 cylinder M44 Atlanta Blue pre-facelift
Replies: 41
Views: 4492

Re: Breaking - Z3 1.9 4 cylinder M44 Atlanta Blue pre-faceli

I am looking for drivers chrome door handle surround, exterior, if it has chrome pack. Thanks
by Trevsky
Fri 02 Jan, 2015 23:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hafords Oil
Replies: 37
Views: 5138

Re: Hafords Oil

g8jka wrote:
Trevsky wrote:5/30 is 521776021. 5/40 is 521776031. I put triple qx oil in Google and then selected carparts4less. It comes up @ £12.49, just ordered mine.
Save an extra 7.5% as well with code 'saveme75' bringing it down to £11.55 :D
Doh! Wish I'd known that, I ordered 3
by Trevsky
Thu 01 Jan, 2015 23:11
Forum: Performance
Topic: Best tyres for my Z3 2.0
Replies: 22
Views: 3383

Re: Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

Got Matador MP 46 Hectorra 2s on my 1.9. They get great reviews and I have no complaints at all.
by Trevsky
Thu 01 Jan, 2015 22:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hafords Oil
Replies: 37
Views: 5138

Re: Hafords Oil

5/30 is 521776021. 5/40 is 521776031. I put triple qx oil in Google and then selected carparts4less. It comes up @ £12.49, just ordered mine.
by Trevsky
Thu 01 Jan, 2015 14:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hafords Oil
Replies: 37
Views: 5138

Re: Hafords Oil

Carparts4less doing Triple QX 5/30 and 5/40 for £12.49 for 5ltrs. Seems better value to me, using it in my 1.9 with no problems.
Happy new year everyone.
by Trevsky
Sat 06 Dec, 2014 19:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M bits and pieces for sale
Replies: 19
Views: 2221

Re: Z3M bits and pieces for sale

Sent pm re gear knob. No reply as yet.
by Trevsky
Thu 04 Dec, 2014 20:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ........so are we breaking the law??
Replies: 20
Views: 2127

Re: ........so are we breaking the law??

My experience of start/stop is as you describe but obviously there are cars that work differently. My point is however that it seems to me that more and more drivers hold their cars on the brakes when stationary for a short time such as at traffic lights. It's not just modern cars with start/stop it...
by Trevsky
Wed 03 Dec, 2014 21:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ........so are we breaking the law??
Replies: 20
Views: 2127

Re: ........so are we breaking the law??

I am fed up of Mercs sitting at the lights at night with their foot on the footbrake, blinding me with their brakelights - yes, they are a good idea to see a car braking from a distance, but could you learn to use the ruddy handbrake instead of subjecting me to more lumens than the Luxor Sky Beam! ...
by Trevsky
Wed 06 Aug, 2014 20:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Airbag Light Tool
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: Airbag Light Tool

Please try the link below:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Memo-Scanner- ... 27e788f16a#

Hope it works.
by Trevsky
Wed 06 Aug, 2014 18:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Airbag Light Tool
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Airbag Light Tool

After giving the car a good vacuuming under the seats at the weekend my airbag warning light came on, must have pulled one of the wires a bit hard. Last time the light came on, about three years ago, it cost me £75 at the dealer for them to tell me it was a seat belt pretensioner problem and turn th...
by Trevsky
Fri 20 Jun, 2014 23:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Happy 300k
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Re: Happy 300k

Hi BonBon, just interested to know what engine you have.
by Trevsky
Sat 31 May, 2014 14:35
Forum: Performance
Topic: Oil choice...
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Re: Oil choice...

I am using Triple QX 5W 40. Carparts4Less £12.49, change every year at about 5,000 miles. Meets all the specs. I know others have used it on here with no problems so I thought I would give it a try. Just two questions, who makes it? and how much mark up must there be on those 'top' brands that some ...
by Trevsky
Thu 17 Apr, 2014 13:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front Wing Removal
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Front Wing Removal

Whilst the car was on the ramp having it's MOT (Passed :) I noticed rust breaking out at the bottom of the offside front wing (small panel under gill). I am thinking of getting a new wing and having it painted and then just doing a swap rather than repairing the original one and having the rust come...
by Trevsky
Sun 13 Apr, 2014 17:53
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Anyone Else took advantage?
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: Anyone Else took advantage?

Sod all, had to work, bah! :bawl:
by Trevsky
Sat 12 Apr, 2014 21:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tracking
Replies: 0
Views: 161

Tracking

Can anyone tell me the toe in/toe out figure for a 1999 1.9 Z3. Or are the parallel? Thanks
by Trevsky
Tue 08 Apr, 2014 21:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Petrol smell
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Petrol smell

First of all check that the drainage hole is clear at the bottom of the rubber gaitor that surrounds the filler cap. If is blocked it can retail a small amount of fuel and cause the smell. Carefully poke the hole with a cocktail still or similar. Worked on mine.
by Trevsky
Sun 06 Apr, 2014 19:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant leak
Replies: 13
Views: 570

Re: Coolant leak

Try CarParts for less.co.uk. I did mine last year and got a Febi Bilstein Expansion Tank complete with seals for only £16.74 incl VAT delivered
by Trevsky
Mon 31 Mar, 2014 14:01
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Cruise April 6th 2014
Replies: 189
Views: 25888

Re: Cruise April 6th 2014

If it's not too late I have found we can make it and can join at Ripley, about an hour down the motorway from Leeds. 2 meals please.
We don't know the Peak District very well at all. It will be interesting to compare with God's Own County
by Trevsky
Mon 03 Feb, 2014 22:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: More bits on eBay
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: More bits on eBay

Don't know if its the bolt on genuine BMW you want but the one made for the MX5 by Fappa, which is clamp on, fits and looks good. They come up on ebay from time to time.
by Trevsky
Mon 03 Feb, 2014 19:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: handling improvements?
Replies: 54
Views: 1926

Re: handling improvements?

Matador Hectorra 2s worked a dream for me. They are Z rated Ultra High Prerformance and cheaper than the rest.
by Trevsky
Sun 02 Feb, 2014 18:06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Been out in the zed this weekend?
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: Been out in the zed this weekend?

Yes, its been a lovely day here in West Yorkshire. Just got her out this afternoon for blast up the A168, called at a hotel for a coffee, to give a warm through and keep the cogs turning.
by Trevsky
Thu 23 Jan, 2014 22:38
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Test or not to test
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: Test or not to test

Never mind. Have another glass of port and relax.
by Trevsky
Fri 20 Dec, 2013 16:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What have you bought your z3 for Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: What have you bought your z3 for Christmas

Gunson Ezibleed after reading the posts on here re brake bleeding. Amazon £17.51
by Trevsky
Sat 23 Nov, 2013 12:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Brake Calipers
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Brake Calipers

Due to sticking front calipers I am considering rebuilding them. Looking on ebay Budweg do a kit including new pistons and seals etc for both sides for £62.95.
Anyone had experience of these or can recommend a better one?
by Trevsky
Wed 20 Nov, 2013 20:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Warning Light
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Warning Light

Yep, that's the one Del. Can't find my handbook at the moment so wasn't sure. Thanks for that probably nothing to worry about the.