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by uggers2k
Wed 11 Mar, 2015 10:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: spark plugs for a 1.9 Z3
Replies: 4
Views: 375

spark plugs for a 1.9 Z3

Hi all,

I have a 2001 Z3, 1.9.

I will be changing the spark plugs this week, and would like a recommendation on the best spark plug to use for the car.

Also, is there a recommended tool to remove the old spark plugs (14mm spark plug tool)

Many thanks
by uggers2k
Sat 17 May, 2014 13:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtops
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: Hardtops

Best bet is to wait until winter when the price of them rise.

If selling now, between £400 and £600 with the fitting kit.

Regards
by uggers2k
Fri 11 Apr, 2014 20:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New alloys
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: New alloys

Some new 18 Inch 5 spoke Wolfrace alloys in black ordered with 225/40/18 tyres. Will post some pictures of them once fitted. Can't wait :)
by uggers2k
Mon 07 Apr, 2014 22:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New alloys
Replies: 4
Views: 358

New alloys

Hi All,

Need a set of new tyres and as my alloys are kerbed etc and need a refurb, have decided to get a new set of alloys also.

Ideally, I want a set of 18 inch alloys. Would these fit without any mods, or shall I play safe and get some 17's?

Regards
by uggers2k
Mon 07 Apr, 2014 22:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Brake pad sensor - metal horsehoe clip workarounds?
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Brake pad sensor - metal horsehoe clip workarounds?

Just replaced my brake/pads and sensor and have the horseshoe clip from my old sensor. If you still need it, PM me.

Regards
by uggers2k
Sun 02 Mar, 2014 07:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3steam from water tank
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Z3steam from water tank

Hi,

Got the RAC out who immediately noticed a leak in the radiator. Water was dripping out hitting the hot engine and hence the steam. Going in for a full service this week, so will get the Head Checked at the same time for piece of mind.

Thanks all
by uggers2k
Sat 01 Mar, 2014 19:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3steam from water tank
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Z3steam from water tank

Hi all, I have a 2001 1.8 z3. Just driven 60 odd miles today and on pulling onto my drive I noticed loads of steam coming out of the engine. I popped the bonnet and it was coming out from the near the water bottle. I removed the bottle cap and loads of water came out. I topped up the water removed t...
by uggers2k
Sat 31 Aug, 2013 11:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3rd brake light and front shocks
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: 3rd brake light and front shocks

Thanks for the advice all.

Also found that my fuse had gone for my brake lights and on further inspection I found that 4 wires had snapped in the loom .

Now repaired and all working :)

Just sorting front shocks now

Thanks
by uggers2k
Fri 30 Aug, 2013 19:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3rd brake light and front shocks
Replies: 4
Views: 301

3rd brake light and front shocks

Hi I have a 2000 1.8 z3. It is a facelift version and the 3rd brake light has stopped working.i assumed it was the bulb so attempted to take it apart. I noticed it is a sealed unit with wires going from it to the boot. Any advice in changing this? Also my front shocks need changing. Can't find anyth...
by uggers2k
Fri 21 Jun, 2013 18:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Hard top
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Hard top

Hi all, Just browsing online and saw this for sale. Not mine, but think it is cheap for someone who wants one and has the fitting kit. (Ad doesn't say if it is the full fitting kit). http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/bmw-z3-hardtop-hard-top-hard-top/1022728116 Hope this helps someone Che...
by uggers2k
Tue 08 Jan, 2013 17:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sills rusting on my Z :(
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Sills rusting on my Z :(

Thanks all, thats my weekend sorted :)
by uggers2k
Mon 07 Jan, 2013 19:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sills rusting on my Z :(
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Sills rusting on my Z :(

Hi Folks, Following a detailed clean of my Z3 over the weekend, I noticed that the sills on all 4 corners are starting to show signs of rust. I want to sort this out ASAP. Would it be better to replace all the sills and get them sprayed or to get a decent bodyshop or someone like chipsaway to treat ...
by uggers2k
Mon 18 Jun, 2012 18:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Very shaky steering
Replies: 21
Views: 711

Re: Very shaky steering

Hi guys,

Many thaks for all your comments. The vibration has not occurred since and I even took it up to over 100mph (on a private road) :wink: and have been braking sharply etc and nothing totally fine.

Car is booked in on Wednesday, so will reply with a diagnosis.

Thanks
by uggers2k
Sat 16 Jun, 2012 11:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Very shaky steering
Replies: 21
Views: 711

Very shaky steering

Hi all, Was driving my Z3 earlier and was doing about 70mph when the steering wheel started shaking really violently, so much so it became uncontrollable. Thinking I had a puncture, I pulled over and the tyres were fine. Jumped back in the car, carried on driving at it has been fine since. (No shaky...
by uggers2k
Sat 19 May, 2012 13:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat Bushes done - thanks
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: Seat Bushes done - thanks

Are the seat bushes available from the main dealers? My drivers side bushes need replacing.

Thanks
by uggers2k
Sun 06 May, 2012 05:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat Belt Guide - Disconnecting the electrics
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Seat Belt Guide - Disconnecting the electrics

Cheers for the info :)
by uggers2k
Sat 05 May, 2012 18:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat Belt Guide - Disconnecting the electrics
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Seat Belt Guide - Disconnecting the electrics

Hi, Right had a quick look at removing my seat as I am planning to do my seat belt guide over the bank holiday. Had a look at the writeup on the forum on how to do it, but it does not state about disconnecting the electric connectors from the seat without breaking them. Is there any easy way to do t...
by uggers2k
Fri 13 Apr, 2012 15:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 proud new owner
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: z3 proud new owner

Had my Z for just over a year now and I love it.

A few things that I would check is that there is no water in the petrol cap bay. Mine was flooded as the plug was blocked. Also, I had water in the area where the battery was, so just check that area also.

Regards
by uggers2k
Sat 24 Mar, 2012 12:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Seat belt guides
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Z3 Seat belt guides

Am after a pair of seat belt guides for my Z. Have decided to do the job now the weather is good.

If anyone has any for sale, let me know or I guess its down the BMW dealers for me.

Cheers
by uggers2k
Sun 18 Mar, 2012 15:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD!!! Z3 1.8 (1895cc) 8V | 2000W | £4000-4695
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: Z3 1.8 (1895cc) 8V | 2000W | £4000-4695

Lovely motor, give me a shout if you havent sold in 30 days, as I am interested in the hardtop. (Reckon it will soon be snapped up though)
by uggers2k
Sat 21 Jan, 2012 12:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is this a fair trade in?
Replies: 8
Views: 634

Undervalued in my opinion. Definatley worth a lot more. Probably get £1000 more in a few months.
by uggers2k
Fri 18 Nov, 2011 09:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: P0170 Fuel Trim Bank Pending
Replies: 2
Views: 644

P0170 Fuel Trim Bank Pending

Hi All, Have a 2000 1.9 Z3 with 50K and a few days ago, the yellow Check Engine (emission) warning light came on. I gave it a diagnostic test and got the result, P0170 Fuel Trim Bank. I then cleared the fault code, drove it around for a day or so and checked this morning and got the fault code P0170...
by uggers2k
Fri 14 Oct, 2011 21:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: cam sensor
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Thanks for that. One is on my shopping list :)
by uggers2k
Fri 14 Oct, 2011 20:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wind deflector
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Widn deflector

BigDave wrote:Not sure of the part number.

Just to clarify: it for the mesh type, suitable for cars with roll hoops

Dave
BigDave, I have PM'ed you.

Cheers
by uggers2k
Fri 14 Oct, 2011 20:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: cam sensor
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Rusty, did the Earls clutch hose make a difference with the gear changes? Also, how easy to fit? Cheers
by uggers2k
Tue 11 Oct, 2011 20:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear Window Query
Replies: 19
Views: 1217

Cheers all. Called the company who fitted the screen and they suggested using a hairdryer to try and get it out. If it doesnt work, then bring it back. Will give the hairdryer a try. If this doesnt work, I might as well go for the german ebay option.

Thanks
by uggers2k
Tue 11 Oct, 2011 06:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear Window Query
Replies: 19
Views: 1217

<a href="http://s1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee513/uggers2k/ripple%20in%20window/?action=view¤t=IMAG0074a.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee513/uggers2k/ripple%20in%20window/IMAG0074a.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> A pic of how it looks. It is vertica...
by uggers2k
Mon 10 Oct, 2011 21:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear Window Query
Replies: 19
Views: 1217

Rear Window Query

Had a new rear window around 3 weeks ago for my Z3. Never got a genuine one. Had a company take my old one out and restitch a new one onto my existing zip and put back in. All well During the recent fine weather we had last week. I took my hood down once, ensuring that my rear window was flat and ha...
by uggers2k
Fri 30 Sep, 2011 19:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 P0340 error :(
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Z3 P0340 error :(

Hi All, Ran a diagnostic test on my Z3, and got P0340 error code (Camshaft position sensor). Had cleared it and then drove the car for a few days. Ran a diagnostic test today and the code is back :( So how easy is it to change this sensor? It seems a common fault on these Z's? Does anyone have any i...
by uggers2k
Fri 30 Sep, 2011 19:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Diagnostic Tool
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Thanks for the info chaps.

Got an OBD2 one from ebay for £35.

Seems ok, have a P0340 error coming from the Z, as it seems to be running a little ruff :(

Cheers
by uggers2k
Tue 27 Sep, 2011 13:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Z3 Owner. Couple of issues
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Superb, thats the one, thanks
by uggers2k
Mon 26 Sep, 2011 21:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Diagnostic Tool
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Z3 Diagnostic Tool

I have a 1.9 2000 plate Z3. Can anyone recommend a diagnostic tool for this type of vehicle?

I have read various options etc, but still unsure whats a good product for my self.

Many thanks
by uggers2k
Mon 26 Sep, 2011 20:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Z3 Owner. Couple of issues
Replies: 7
Views: 951

I have checked all pipes and they seem Ok except the one highlighted in the picture. It is split. Anyone know what this pipe is called, so I can get a replacement? Thanks <a href="http://s1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee513/uggers2k/Z3%20Split%20pipe/?action=view¤t=file1.jpg" target="_blank"><im...
by uggers2k
Mon 26 Sep, 2011 06:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Z3 Owner. Couple of issues
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Cheers Aceman,

Will check the air intake hose later on. Hopefully a cheap fix.

:)
by uggers2k
Sun 25 Sep, 2011 22:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Z3 Owner. Couple of issues
Replies: 7
Views: 951

New Z3 Owner. Couple of issues

Hi all, Have joined the BMW Z3 club after purchasing a 1.9 2000 Z3 in Topaz blue with 49K. I have owned the car for 6 weeks now and just took it on a 300 mile ride. Am loving the car except having a few issues: The gear change is not as smooth as it should be. It feels kind of stiff and notchy. Is t...