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by davidmkh
Mon 02 Jul, 2012 17:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How much do you like your Z3
Replies: 93
Views: 36944

Re: How much do you like your Z3

Well, I have only had my Z3 for 2 months now and from the 22 cars I have previously owned, it is most definitely my favourite car. What made me buy a Z3: I am a huge Bond fan and so always dreamt of owning a 'Bond Car'. DBS's are a bit out of my price range and so I must admit this was part of the a...
by davidmkh
Mon 02 Jul, 2012 16:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2 - Engine Noise
Replies: 23
Views: 1842

Re: Z3 2.2 - Engine Noise

Again, thank you to you all for your comments, I really appreciate your help. Oil-wise, I have done a further 2,000 miles and added about half a litre and so I am not too concerned, guess I just need to keep an eye on it. Engine noise-wise, you have all been kind enough to offer lot's of advice on t...
by davidmkh
Mon 18 Jun, 2012 10:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2 - Engine Noise
Replies: 23
Views: 1842

Re: Z3 2.2 - Engine Noise

Thank you to all for your responses for this - it has been really helpful. The dealership has suggested that I monitor the oil level for a couple of weeks. They have suggested that with the age of the car (2001) and the fact that it is a BMW V6 that it will potentially use a litre of oil over a coup...
by davidmkh
Sun 17 Jun, 2012 15:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2 - Engine Noise
Replies: 23
Views: 1842

Re: Z3 2.2 - Engine Noise

Thanks for coming back to me Tim. The engine noise is not so much a whining, more a 'whirring' hence more like a fan noise. You can't hear when idling even after driving 200 miles, it's just when you start moving and is very noticeable in the lower gear range. I am not too sure what to do really as ...
by davidmkh
Sat 16 Jun, 2012 15:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2 - Engine Noise
Replies: 23
Views: 1842

Re: Z3 2.2 - Engine Noise

Thanks for coming back so quickly Mike. I'm sorry, I got it wrong with how much I added. I was thinking that the small oil top-up containers were 2.5L but they are actually only 1L and so in total I topped up 2L to get it to the correct level. I have added another half a litre today and it is almost...
by davidmkh
Sat 16 Jun, 2012 14:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2 - Engine Noise
Replies: 23
Views: 1842

Re: Z3 2.2 - Engine Noise

With regard to the engine noise, I did have the drive belt checked and it is relatively new and so don't think that this is the problem. The dealership did say that the fan is constantly on and over time can give it a bit of a supplementary background noise. Not sure if having this replaced would ma...
by davidmkh
Mon 14 May, 2012 20:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2 - Engine Noise
Replies: 23
Views: 1842

Re: Z3 2.2 - Engine Noise

Thanks for the feedback Nigel - is the alternator drive belt expensive? I'm hoping as I have just bought the car that the garage may have a look at this for me and I do have a six month warranty. Thanks for coming back so quick, at least I feel like I am not going completely mad and imagining the no...
by davidmkh
Mon 14 May, 2012 14:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2 - Engine Noise
Replies: 23
Views: 1842

Z3 2.2 - Engine Noise

Hi, I am new to the group and so hello to everyone. Two weeks ago, I finally bought my dream car. I've been looking at Z3's for a good while now, always convincing myself that it wasn't practical choice as I do a lot of miles, etc. Anyway, out of the 22 cars owned in my lifetime, my Z3 is without a ...