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by Pistol968
Mon 15 Jul, 2013 10:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Reluctant manual Softop!
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: Reluctant manual Softop!

Cheers Robert, I will give that try!

Yes- removed and sold the hard top with the fitting kit- sold to Nash on here.

Peter
by Pistol968
Sun 14 Jul, 2013 13:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Reluctant manual Softop!
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: Reluctant manual Softop!

Robert- a very big thank you for your advice and for taking the trouble to post your responses- I have now have a fully working power hood! I had disconnected a few of the wires as I thought they were for the hardtop heated window but as soon as I reconnected them and re tightened the release valve ...
by Pistol968
Sat 13 Jul, 2013 21:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Reluctant manual Softop!
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: Reluctant manual Softop!

Well colour me stupid. I found the power roof button- it was where you said it would be Robert, on the tunnel to the rear of the seats but unsurprisingly it does not do a thing- no whirring of motors, no clicks or buzzes so I can safely assume that all is not well with the roof (or I have broken it ...
by Pistol968
Fri 12 Jul, 2013 22:00
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Blackbushe Meet
Replies: 83
Views: 12591

Re: Blackbushe Meet

I'd be up for a Blackbushe meet. You had me at Cafe. Not far from me.
by Pistol968
Fri 12 Jul, 2013 21:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Reluctant manual Softop!
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: Reluctant manual Softop!

Cheers Robert! I will have a good look around the cabin tomorrow for said switch although I am fairly certain that there is not one. The switch panel on the dash is a fairy sad state of affairs with only the ASC switch- the three other "switches" are just blank covers. I would agree that as it was f...
by Pistol968
Fri 12 Jul, 2013 21:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Reluctant manual Softop!
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: Reluctant manual Softop!

OK thank you for the responses however I am now just a little confused. Robert, there does appear to be a pump in the left side of the boot with a cylinder filled with hydraulic fluid- together with the release valve control you mentioned- however I can not for the life of me find an activating swit...
by Pistol968
Fri 12 Jul, 2013 12:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Reluctant manual Softop!
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Reluctant manual Softop!

I have recently purchased a nice little 2.0 roadster 1999 but either it was built as a personal commission for Geoff Capes (does that make me old?) or something is slightly amiss. It takes an almighty effort to both raise it and lower it (age again?) I have to put all my 14 stone behind it to get it...
by Pistol968
Mon 24 Jun, 2013 19:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: *wanted * Hard top
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: *wanted * Hard top

Hi Nash, I am picking up my "new" Z3 this weekend coming. It has a hard top fitted that I will not want and will therefore be looking to sell. Not sure what to ask. I will be looking to sell it with the fitting kit as well hopefully. It is silver in colour and I am just west of Reading (Pangbourne- ...
by Pistol968
Mon 17 Sep, 2012 14:03
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW round spoke 17" alloys with tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: BMW round spoke 17" alloys with tyres

Thanks for the feedback. I thought this might be the case. I have four "watchers" on e-bay so I will wait and see what happens but if they don't sell I might just buy some adaptors and put them on a different car or at least swap the tyres over as the tyres must be worth something?
by Pistol968
Sun 16 Sep, 2012 20:03
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW round spoke 17" alloys with tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 417

BMW round spoke 17" alloys with tyres

Removed from my 2.8 Z3. I recently refurbished these and they have come up quite well- a few scuff marks are still evident but they would make great winter wheels. Rear tyres are very good with 6mm, rears are down to 3mm. I have listed then on e-bay - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&...
by Pistol968
Sat 11 Aug, 2012 20:59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: My dream car showroom :o)
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Re: My dream car showroom :o)

how much cash have they got tied up in those showrooms??
by Pistol968
Sun 05 Aug, 2012 21:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slight engine rattle
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: Slight engine rattle

Thanks good to know its nothing serious! Its only done 53000 miles so I guess these can start to rattle even at relatively low miles.
by Pistol968
Thu 02 Aug, 2012 12:43
Forum: Performance
Topic: exhaust poll and a photoshop request for those with skills
Replies: 32
Views: 4132

Re: exhaust poll and a photoshop request for those with skil

........or if you are going to listen to the Devil on your shoulder go for one pipe each side....side exit in front of each rear wheel- you and your passenger should be able to hear it really well from the cabin! speaking of loud Jap cars, I had a large twin pipe decat on my last Soarer TT- sounded ...
by Pistol968
Thu 02 Aug, 2012 12:39
Forum: Performance
Topic: exhaust poll and a photoshop request for those with skills
Replies: 32
Views: 4132

Re: exhaust poll and a photoshop request for those with skil

I like the idea of a single pipe each side- would balance the car nicely.
by Pistol968
Thu 02 Aug, 2012 08:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: bought a Z3 and i think its cursed
Replies: 21
Views: 946

Re: bought a Z3 and i think its cursed

Must have been a big dog!?
by Pistol968
Wed 01 Aug, 2012 16:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slight engine rattle
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: Slight engine rattle

Yep - just tried it with the clutch depressed after a spirited run and no noise at all- what does this mean??
by Pistol968
Wed 01 Aug, 2012 08:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slight engine rattle
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: Slight engine rattle

Thanks- will give it a go today and report back.
by Pistol968
Tue 31 Jul, 2012 17:09
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: James Rowe's - 3.0 Z3 - Now low and stanced!
Replies: 36
Views: 7619

Re: James Rowe's - 3.0 Z3 - Now low and stanced!

Car looks fantastic- a brilliant shine on that bodywork. What wax did you use?
by Pistol968
Sun 29 Jul, 2012 17:35
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Blue Z3M in Upper Basildon
Replies: 0
Views: 271

Blue Z3M in Upper Basildon

- lovely Blue Z3 M Roadster Parked tucked away down a fairly long driveway 5 houses down from me in Gardeners lane upper Basildon.
by Pistol968
Fri 27 Jul, 2012 13:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slight engine rattle
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: Slight engine rattle

Thanks Mike, I will check but pretty sure engine runs as sweet as a nut with no oil loss etc and temps all fine. It just happens when I switch it off and its "closes down" literally for one second after the key is turned off.
by Pistol968
Thu 26 Jul, 2012 16:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slight engine rattle
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Slight engine rattle

I get a slight engine rattle when switching off after a run. Is this normal? its on a 2.8 Pre facelift.
by Pistol968
Thu 26 Jul, 2012 07:40
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Detailing
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Z1 Detailing

Wow- your car looks amazing now. Surprising to think that most of us probably believe our cars to be nice and clean and looking great after a few hours spent waxing and claying but when you see the effort and detail that has gone in to that job it shows just how much better they could look. I do fee...
by Pistol968
Wed 18 Jul, 2012 14:03
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Morning all...
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: Morning all...

Hi Dave and welcome to the Forum. I have owned an Alfa 156 1.8TS in the past- a great car, and more recently a Lexus soarer twin turbo ( a brilliant car!)- you will find the Z3 slightly more old school and perhaps slightly heavier to drive depending on the model you buy but why restrict yourself to ...
by Pistol968
Wed 18 Jul, 2012 08:33
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Hard top and fitting kit £450!
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Hard top and fitting kit £450!

Now Sold! I'm pleased it went to a forum member. Now I just need to work out how to take the fixing kit off my car!
by Pistol968
Tue 17 Jul, 2012 14:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Heater Matrix.
Replies: 7
Views: 734

Re: Z3 Heater Matrix.

Hi Phil, I have no idea how big a job this is on a Z3 however on my last car, a Lexus it was an all day affair - the entire dash needed to come out as the heater matrix was bolted to the cabin side of the bulkhead. I do hope this is not the case on yours and that BMW thought a little more about the ...
by Pistol968
Tue 17 Jul, 2012 11:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Hard top and fitting kit £450!
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Hard top and fitting kit £450!

Hi James- will do but you are third in line at the moment..

Boysie- yes it is a real bargain but I just wanted it gone and didn't want to flaff around with all the others at the higher prices. It does look brilliant on the car- I'm beginning to regret it already!
by Pistol968
Tue 17 Jul, 2012 09:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Hard top and fitting kit £450!
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Hard top and fitting kit £450!

Provisionally sold pending logistics!
by Pistol968
Mon 16 Jul, 2012 11:04
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Hard top and fitting kit £450!
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Hard top and fitting kit £450!

Arctic Silver Hard top in excellent condition with fitting kit, stand and cover- Reduced to £450. Must go this weekend- I need the space. Collection from Reading area please. Hopefully will go to a forum member for this bargain price as will be going on E-bay at a higher price in a couple of days ti...
by Pistol968
Sun 15 Jul, 2012 21:46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: BMW aka ??
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: BMW aka ??

Plus Husqvana motor bikes-
by Pistol968
Thu 12 Jul, 2012 19:30
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: ASC / DSC ??
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: ASC / DSC ??

All I can tell you is that if you take "S" out of the equation you end up with an old school rock group.....

Sorry, its not stopped raining here for 5 months now and I think I'm starting to lose it.
by Pistol968
Wed 11 Jul, 2012 12:37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Now arrived - new toy
Replies: 33
Views: 2641

Re: Ebay is dangerous - new toy

Very nice! Just out of interest did you buy it sight unseen or did you view it in California. I'm guessing that if it was the former there is enough documentary evidence given all of the work that you could buy with a certain degree of confidence?
by Pistol968
Tue 10 Jul, 2012 22:17
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Pics of possible new Z2 - ugh
Replies: 8
Views: 955

Re: Pics of possible new Z2 - ugh

I like it. Short and purposeful looking and with circa 250 HP should be quite quick too.
by Pistol968
Tue 10 Jul, 2012 17:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Goodwood Breakfast Club- anyone?
Replies: 32
Views: 1716

Re: Goodwood Breakfast Club- anyone?

sounds like a good plan. Count me in.
by Pistol968
Tue 10 Jul, 2012 15:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Goodwood Breakfast Club- anyone?
Replies: 32
Views: 1716

Re: Goodwood Breakfast Club- anyone?

I have now registered too. I will be coming from Reading so somewhere North would be great but not too fussed if its from another direction. It would be good to meet somewhere that perhaps still allowed a nice 20 minutes or so drive in convey so to speak but I guess this might be a little too diffic...
by Pistol968
Mon 09 Jul, 2012 14:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roll Hoops
Replies: 12
Views: 584

Re: Roll Hoops

Better still I could get a roof welded on. I think I might be on to something....
by Pistol968
Mon 09 Jul, 2012 13:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roll Hoops
Replies: 12
Views: 584

Re: Roll Hoops

I take your point re the windscreen supports and I was not aware the seats were heavy due the amount of structural steel in them - and at 5'8 I guess I sit a decent distance below both! So taking these points in to account I can see that fitting the right after market ones becomes less of an issue- ...
by Pistol968
Mon 09 Jul, 2012 11:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roll Hoops
Replies: 12
Views: 584

Re: Roll Hoops

Yes, but how many times have you rolled it?
by Pistol968
Mon 09 Jul, 2012 08:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roll Hoops
Replies: 12
Views: 584

Re: Roll Hoops

Thanks for the replies Gents. I think I'm erring towards the side of caution and will stick with the factory ones fitted. I might investigate changing the colour in some way just to brighten things up a little. Perhaps there's a small market there for someone to create chrome plated plastic clip ons...
by Pistol968
Sun 08 Jul, 2012 21:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roll Hoops
Replies: 12
Views: 584

Roll Hoops

Presumably the standard factory black roll bars offer a good level of protection. Equally I'm assuming that the chrome roll hoops on e-bay are more cosmetic and therefore do not offer the same level of protection? If this is the case, despite the chrome ones looking great I would rather stay with th...
by Pistol968
Sun 08 Jul, 2012 20:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Goodwood Breakfast Club- anyone?
Replies: 32
Views: 1716

Re: Goodwood Breakfast Club- anyone?

I'll start,

Peter (Pistol 968)
by Pistol968
Fri 06 Jul, 2012 21:52
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: armorall wax and wheel sheilds
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

Re: armorall wax and wheel sheilds

Yep my body wax is still working brilliantly and thats after several washes but the wheel wax is starting to wear off a little- still very easy to clean though. might just use the body wax on the wheels from now on.
by Pistol968
Wed 04 Jul, 2012 08:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Red gills
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Red gills

Now if you could just get them to pulsate too that would be really cool...
by Pistol968
Tue 03 Jul, 2012 09:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Goodwood Festival of speed
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: Goodwood Festival of speed

Hi Olly- to save doubling up have a look at my thread under "Goodwood Breakfast club- anyone?". Two members have expressed an interest so far so maybe we could settle for the October event and hope for an Indian summer! I will make enquiries about a club/multi booking and report back. Cheers. Peter
by Pistol968
Mon 02 Jul, 2012 20:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Goodwood Breakfast Club- anyone?
Replies: 32
Views: 1716

Goodwood Breakfast Club- anyone?

Spinning off my other post re the Festival of speed, just wondered if there is enough interest to register the club as a possible attendee, if not in an "official" capacity but just as guests- ie a group of us meeting up and having a blast down through the fantastic roads in this part of the World, ...
by Pistol968
Mon 02 Jul, 2012 20:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Goodwood Festival of speed
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: Goodwood Festival of speed

My Daughter took loads of pictures, mainly of Jenson Button though! I will ask her to load some when she gets home. The new Jag F type had its first public showing, albeit heavily disguised, along with the usual smattering of exotics such as Veyrons, Ferraris, Lambos etc but the road car of the show...
by Pistol968
Mon 02 Jul, 2012 17:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Goodwood Festival of speed
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Goodwood Festival of speed

Had two fantastic days at the festival, Saturday and Sunday and would highly recommend it to anyone who has not been yet. Such a brilliant atmosphere and the cars, both competition and road going were all fantastic. Its great to see the likes of Vettel , Hamilton and Button all enjoying themselves f...
by Pistol968
Thu 28 Jun, 2012 20:17
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: caption competition
Replies: 22
Views: 1722

Re: caption competition

another typical day at the beach- all skin and boner.


This thread is rapidly going down hill......
by Pistol968
Thu 28 Jun, 2012 07:45
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: caption competition
Replies: 22
Views: 1722

Re: caption competition

Bonzo- "Hey fellas, have you seen these bitches?" Love it.

I was going to put something like- I've just run five miles after hearing someone say there were some hot bitches on the beach! but thought this might come across a little un PC so I'm glad you blazed the trail...