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by abh29
Sun 08 Jan, 2017 15:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dual Mass Clutch Failure "Symptoms"
Replies: 10
Views: 1237

Re: Dual Mass Clutch Failure "Symptoms"

Failure of DMFs is more usually a diesel problem and is often caused by the massive torque and tendency of drivers to exploit that at too low a rev range. I never labour my X-Type 2.2D, and ensure that if I can sense the engine's firing strokes, I change down. Parted with my X type 2.2 at 84,000 st...
by abh29
Sun 14 Aug, 2016 16:28
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M in winter
Replies: 5
Views: 921

Re: Z3M in winter

As I understand it you need to keep to narrow smaller tyres for winter, not the wide staggered that nicely fill the arch's
Seems choice of practical/safety or appearance.
by abh29
Wed 10 Aug, 2016 08:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Chrome windscreen surround fitted
Replies: 28
Views: 4066

Re: Chrome windscreen surround fitted

Interesting but when I had a new windscreen fitted by a BMW dealer they actually replaced the chrome surround as part of the job, considered it would be damaged in being removed and replaced. The car had the chrome fitted as a factory option. S346A CHROME LINE EXTERIEUR ----- seems to be Screen surr...
by abh29
Thu 21 Jul, 2016 17:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight polishing
Replies: 7
Views: 1404

Re: Headlight polishing

Bought the Megs one about 3years ago , Just finished it off today on Z3 it was previously used on e61 when bought ,so done 2 sets of lights Very happy with it.
by abh29
Sun 17 Jul, 2016 13:59
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: blue z3 in Wales
Replies: 6
Views: 1261

Re: blue z3 in Wales

Bit of a run from Cheshire to Porthmadog via Head of the Valley road.
by abh29
Sat 16 Jul, 2016 21:16
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Lucky escape
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

Re: Lucky escape

The M doesn't have a spare. The fronts are different size to the rears. The car comes with a compressor and integral sealant in the unit. If you use the sealant in the unit the cost of replacing is I believe over £100.For that reason I use the Holts Tryeweld at £10 It is fine if you have a nail in ...
by abh29
Sat 16 Jul, 2016 16:47
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Lucky escape
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

Re: Lucky escape

Hasn't the Zed got a space saver? if you were running with the tyre partially deflated it could have caused additional damage to the. I keep my space saver in the boot rather than slung under the car as its easier to ensure its inflated and to keep it away from the elements. I would never trust the...
by abh29
Sat 16 Jul, 2016 14:42
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Lucky escape
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

Re: Lucky escape

Daughter recently swapped her A3 for a Mini Cooper Countryman. A few days later heading home hit a pothole , but while tyre damaged she was able to get 60 miles home, and drive to dealer next morning to get new tyre fitted, unfortunate as tyre was as new. She now asks why all cars are not on RunFlat...
by abh29
Thu 26 May, 2016 09:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What are these wheels, please?
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: What are these wheels, please?

found this handy for checking on wheels

http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/

my lack of any German never given any trouble.
by abh29
Wed 18 May, 2016 18:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window replacement near to Stockport, Cheshire?
Replies: 18
Views: 1824

Re: Rear window replacement near to Stockport, Cheshire?

If you are looking at keeping it in "original condition" forget trimtech and stay with a zipped in BMW original screen, although I think he would do that ----at a realistic cost. To keep ours in good condition I use a foam tube (used by children learning to swim) whenever hood is down, which it norm...
by abh29
Tue 17 May, 2016 17:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window replacement near to Stockport, Cheshire?
Replies: 18
Views: 1824

Re: Rear window replacement near to Stockport, Cheshire?

Trimmtech did ours a couple of years ago.

He took the hood off completely to sew a new unit in place, I had rather nice lunch in Sandbach

Been perfectly happy with the job.
by abh29
Tue 19 Apr, 2016 18:57
Forum: Performance
Topic: What wipers?
Replies: 19
Views: 2189

Re:

bosch at euro car parts are about £15.00 Called in ecp for set Bosch for wife's QQ had them on counter ,gave me price so I asked for the discount of 25% available on line with discount code. He could not do that but suggested I went out to my car,ordered them on line,then come back in. Did that, gr...
by abh29
Sun 17 Apr, 2016 07:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacement Spare Wheel
Replies: 10
Views: 1221

Re: Replacement Spare Wheel

What do you do with the original wheel if space saver is used ? I do still have the white bag BMW provide but it will not fit in car with a passenger ?
by abh29
Thu 14 Apr, 2016 10:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight Cleaning
Replies: 12
Views: 1743

Re: Headlight Cleaning

I have used Meguires Headlight Restoration for a few years on e39 and e61 found it very good.
On e61 found it easier to just taken headlight out to work on.
by abh29
Thu 31 Mar, 2016 20:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seats / backache
Replies: 19
Views: 1981

Re: Seats / backache

I find the sports seats in the z3 very comfortable, runs from North Wales to Le Mans never leave any back trouble. My wife has a QQ and the seats in that are quite ,good in particular the lumber support. The X1 was ordered with sports seats and lumber support (find it stupid that BMW regard this as ...
by abh29
Fri 17 Jul, 2015 14:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Couldn't wait any longer & settled for a 2.2
Replies: 19
Views: 2178

Re: Couldn't wait any longer & settled for a 2.2

I am sure the 2.2 will please you, I know ours does
by abh29
Sat 28 Feb, 2015 14:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's a Z3M worth?
Replies: 32
Views: 3005

Re: What's a Z3M worth?

Interesting to see that on BMW web site national search for used cars brings up 3 Z3's that are available as AUC's via the dealer network. Still putting full 12 month warranty on them. all from Sytner various depots 2.8 Roadster 5656 miles £15,850 2.2 with Hardtop 73,225 miles £7950 Z3M Roadster 567...
by abh29
Tue 02 Sep, 2014 19:58
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted-Twin exit or quad exhaust to fit preface lift 2.8
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: Wanted-Twin exit or quad exhaust to fit preface lift 2.8

Hi. Interest bit over on BMWLand today

New exhaust fitted
by mattovplymouth » 02 Sep 2014 18:14 in BMW 5 series Forum 224


Seems a nice job at reasonable money
by abh29
Thu 27 Mar, 2014 14:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel alignment (new track rods)
Replies: 16
Views: 458

Re: Steering wheel alignment (new track rods)

They can also be competitive on tyres and wheel alignment deals. Sorry I have no name but phone is 01978 663064 better than the number on the web site (0845 or similar not included on phone deal)
by abh29
Thu 27 Mar, 2014 14:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel alignment (new track rods)
Replies: 16
Views: 458

Re: Steering wheel alignment (new track rods)

From Sandbach suggest you take a trip over to Demon Tweeks at Wrexham. They were £45 plus rear adjustment if required on my 5 series or just £45 on the Z3. I have never seen a tyre bay as clean and tidy as they keep the area. They use a Hunter rig
by abh29
Fri 13 Dec, 2013 19:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Halfords tool sets for carrying out Z3 overhaul
Replies: 28
Views: 3534

Re: Halfords tool sets for carrying out Z3 overhaul

I only ever broke 1 tool in my life------that was Snap On torz removing rear screen from a Range Rover . (it was only 4 years old ,had from new) In fairness Snap On replaced it without an discussion. It indicated to me dearest is not the best, but I do not use Halfords ,think you needs to take view ...
by abh29
Sun 04 Aug, 2013 17:43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I've retired, YIPPEE :-)
Replies: 11
Views: 1315

Re: I've retired, YIPPEE :-)

As lots of others have said, you are now heading for the busiest time of your life( and the best)
by abh29
Wed 10 Jul, 2013 18:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 36
Views: 1658

Re: Tyres

I was told years ago that "those 4 bits of rubber are your ONLY connection between this world and the next"

Always think of this when buying tyres
by abh29
Wed 22 May, 2013 18:10
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Retro or old style head unit advice
Replies: 14
Views: 3192

Re: Retro or old style head unit advice

Hi, Becker Grand Prix on ebay NOW 22 minutes to go at £200
by abh29
Mon 13 May, 2013 20:10
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13
Replies: 42
Views: 8661

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Hi swamper I was the contractors engineer who built the 10.6km of the EVO north of Cerrigydrudion to the road down to the dam. Sorry I could not make the rest of the day. Car is my sons 2.2l as I normally drive a e61 525i nowadays. Pity the weather went wet , but it the reason we have a lot of reser...
by abh29
Sun 12 May, 2013 15:31
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13
Replies: 42
Views: 8661

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Sorry but they are in complete opposite order of taking them
by abh29
Sun 12 May, 2013 15:23
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13
Replies: 42
Views: 8661

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Thanks Brian H

Hope this works

http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/Abh29 ... 2675666348

Taken at Brenig this morning
by abh29
Sun 12 May, 2013 14:01
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13
Replies: 42
Views: 8661

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Hi,

hope all had a good trip,sorry could join for the day.

Hope it remained dry after Brenig.

Help how do I put photos on site
by abh29
Wed 06 Feb, 2013 08:18
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: 2006 BMW 535d M-Sport Touring
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: For Sale: 2006 BMW 535d M-Sport Touring

Hi, Nice motor, you may be better putting it on

www.bmwland.co.uk.

The 525d e61 has a good following over their

it will cost £10 to join before you can offer car for sale

Best of luck
by abh29
Mon 15 Oct, 2012 14:06
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Rear Arch Stonegaurds
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Rear Arch Stonegaurds

Fantastic ,under 2 hours and ordered Many Thanks All
by abh29
Mon 15 Oct, 2012 12:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Rear Arch Stonegaurds
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Rear Arch Stonegaurds

Hi, Does any one have a current source of rear arch stonegaurds. Thanks
by abh29
Sun 17 Jun, 2012 12:16
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 455
Views: 67763

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

Hi all,

Have booked tickets for Saturday,looking forward to meeting others at Warwick Service about 07.00hrs.

PaulH

Z3 2.2 Silver