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by Olly2012
Thu 29 Aug, 2013 17:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Looking for a service agent with Z3 experience in Hampshire,
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Looking for a service agent with Z3 experience in Hampsh

Thanks all. Gonna try Alexander Autos in Portsmouth which I understand to be a newish business and that Terry who answered the phone is ex main dealer master technician. Seems a bit cheaper than some as probably trying to get new business and claims to use MAN filters and Castrol Edge which I unders...
by Olly2012
Wed 28 Aug, 2013 17:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Looking for a service agent with Z3 experience in Hampshire,
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Looking for a service agent with Z3 experience in Hampshire,

My Z3 3litre sport needs a service - I think it's just the oil change service - although I think it needs some other work as the engine light is back on again. Does anyone know of a good independent mechanic/service centre in the South? I live near Portsmouth. Don't ally want to take it to a main de...
by Olly2012
Wed 10 Jul, 2013 08:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Code reader in Havant - Portsmouth area?
Replies: 14
Views: 405

Re: Code reader in Havant - Portsmouth area?

Light went out by itself so I guess it's happy it's ok now. I'll keep an eye on it though. Thanks again.

Paul
by Olly2012
Mon 08 Jul, 2013 15:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Code reader in Havant - Portsmouth area?
Replies: 14
Views: 405

Re: Code reader in Havant - Portsmouth area?

Thanks again and an interesting debate. I don't have a misfire - or at least if I do it does not show any signs. My Z is a 3.0 sport and it starts up and pulls fine - it's just that the light came on on Friday and is still on and that gives me some concern as I don't want to cause any damage to the ...
by Olly2012
Mon 08 Jul, 2013 11:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Code reader in Havant - Portsmouth area?
Replies: 14
Views: 405

Re: Code reader in Havant - Portsmouth area?

Thanks. A few options there then. I have a laptop so not so much of a cost problem- except Windows Vista!!
The light is still on today. Could it be cat related? Hope not!

I'm away for a few days so won't get on to it in earnest for a week or so.


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by Olly2012
Sun 07 Jul, 2013 07:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Code reader in Havant - Portsmouth area?
Replies: 14
Views: 405

Re: Code reader in Havant - Portsmouth area?

Thanks wonderloaf. I may take you up on that in a couple of weeks time if it is still on. Where did you get the reader from? Are the fault codes generic codes do you know?
by Olly2012
Fri 05 Jul, 2013 20:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Code reader in Havant - Portsmouth area?
Replies: 14
Views: 405

Code reader in Havant - Portsmouth area?

Hi. I have a 3.0 Z3 Sport with just over 60k on. Was out for a drive today in the heat - slow stop start drive through traffic. Engine management light came on while I was out and has stayed on. Car seems to run fine. I use She'll premium fuel. Have read some threads re checking for air leaks on hos...
by Olly2012
Fri 05 Apr, 2013 07:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3m NOT
Replies: 23
Views: 690

Re: Z3m NOT

Notice the seller has put the MOT Mileage up on ebay now- seller says he's just found out and how devastated he is and that's why he's dropped the starting price. Good luck anyone bidding.


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by Olly2012
Tue 02 Apr, 2013 18:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3m NOT
Replies: 23
Views: 690

Re: Z3m NOT

It's registered and that's about it. There is no supporting information on "MyCarCheck" which uses DVLA data.


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by Olly2012
Wed 06 Mar, 2013 18:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: i need these wheels in my life
Replies: 17
Views: 861

Re: i need these wheels in my life

Glad that's cleared up then -not! Let the debate continue.

On my commute home on the train there's quite a few drunk kids with a staggered setup!


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by Olly2012
Wed 06 Mar, 2013 07:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220457

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Image

Actually it was a present from my Dad.


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by Olly2012
Tue 05 Mar, 2013 18:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: i need these wheels in my life
Replies: 17
Views: 861

Re: i need these wheels in my life

What is a "staggered setup" in respect of the wheels?
by Olly2012
Tue 05 Mar, 2013 18:30
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What do you keep.......
Replies: 21
Views: 943

Re: What do you keep.......

This winter- a fleece blanket for my wife's legs, sweets, a beanie hat with a peak on it, gloves I can drive in, more sweets, a neck warmer, even more sweets, a couple of quid for parking, a map I never use, micro fibre cleaning cloths, empty sweet wrappers, umbrella, wind cheater - looking forward ...
by Olly2012
Mon 04 Mar, 2013 19:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220457

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Castrol Syntrans ATF gearbox oil (aka transmission fluid). Results seem good so far.
by Olly2012
Mon 04 Mar, 2013 18:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Will these work with my UK car?
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: Will these work with my UK car?

Have you taken delivery of the headlights yet dallantan? It looks like you ordered last week so probably a bit early. I think I landed at the same ebay seller as you.
by Olly2012
Mon 04 Mar, 2013 18:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Will these work with my UK car?
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: Will these work with my UK car?

I'm tempted to buy second hand OEM ones but there's not a lot of difference in the price for a new cleaner look non-OEM set. I've looked at these and they're advertised for £185 new plus £35 shipping from the US. That seems too good a price. Anyone got any thoughts or alternative experience. Can the...
by Olly2012
Mon 04 Mar, 2013 17:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: hardtop
Replies: 25
Views: 734

Re: hardtop

If I had a hard top I'd probably have taken it off this weekend. But I haven't so I have been able to enjoy open topping with a puffa jacket, gloves, beanie hat, neck wrap, winter trousers and a fleece- oh and the heated seats and the heater on feet. My son has taken his off his S2K today and enjoye...
by Olly2012
Sat 02 Mar, 2013 19:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear lever resting in front of 5th gear
Replies: 13
Views: 813

Re: Gear lever resting in front of 5th gear

Well 1.3 litres of everlasting oil out and 1.3 litres of Castrol Syntrans in and there is an noticeable improvement on first drive. I'll know more over the next few days and post further here. :-)
by Olly2012
Sat 02 Mar, 2013 07:59
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Headlights Angel Eyes
Replies: 19
Views: 2752

Re: Headlights Angel Eyes

Interested. Pm sent.
by Olly2012
Fri 01 Mar, 2013 17:41
Forum: Performance
Topic: CASTROL MAGNATEC MOTOROIL.
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: CASTROL MAGNATEC MOTOROIL.

I thought champagne fizzed in a glass coz you'd opened the bottle poured it out and not drunk it yet :-)
by Olly2012
Thu 28 Feb, 2013 17:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Extra storage space
Replies: 19
Views: 915

Re: Extra storage space

Nice one Phil. That's a good thought and cheaper than a luggage rack. Still might try to swap the speaker unit behind the seats for a cubby box - need to find a suitable donor.
by Olly2012
Thu 28 Feb, 2013 17:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear lever resting in front of 5th gear
Replies: 13
Views: 813

Re: Gear lever resting in front of 5th gear

Ok so the questions now are: 1. Draining the old oil out- can this be done with the car on the ramp of do you need to drop the box? 2. Which to go for? OEM oil, Amsoil or Fuchs, or any other? I'm concerned the Amsoil might not be that good in the UK cool winter weather. Any experiences out there? Th...
by Olly2012
Thu 28 Feb, 2013 17:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Extra storage space
Replies: 19
Views: 915

Re: Extra storage space

Cheers. Appreciate the spelling efforts. Makes fun reading. Darn'd auto correct!!
by Olly2012
Thu 28 Feb, 2013 17:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HID KITS?
Replies: 29
Views: 664

Re: HID KITS?

I agree with Steve aka Freck99. It's about the current flow - the more watts being drawn. It's not dissimilar to an electric heater or a toaster- think about the difference in the thickness of the cable between, say a small table lamp and your toaster or kettle. And if the cars circuits are designed...
by Olly2012
Wed 27 Feb, 2013 07:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear lever resting in front of 5th gear
Replies: 13
Views: 813

Re: Gear lever resting in front of 5th gear

Gearbox oil change seems the quickest cheapest and easiest way for me. I'm not a mechanic although could turn my hand to it- but don't have the kit or the workspace. Thanks all.

Oil try the oil first!
by Olly2012
Tue 26 Feb, 2013 17:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear lever resting in front of 5th gear
Replies: 13
Views: 813

Re: Gear lever resting in front of 5th gear

Thanks both. Gearbox oil change sounds a whole lot easier and cheaper to start with. I'll give that a go first off and report any difference here.
by Olly2012
Tue 26 Feb, 2013 17:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: LOW MILEAGE 2.8 Z3 NOT FOR SALE
Replies: 46
Views: 6424

Re: LOW MILEAGE 2.8 Z3 FOR SALE NOW ONLY £2600

Breaking it would be sacrilege surely? That's like having a perfectly healthy pet orangutang (i.e. an endangered species) and killing it off coz you need to upgrade to a buffalo.

Well it's probably nothing like that but you get the point?

I wish I had the spare loot and the place to park it.
by Olly2012
Mon 25 Feb, 2013 18:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear lever resting in front of 5th gear
Replies: 13
Views: 813

Re: Gear lever resting in front of 5th gear

Sorry - should have added Zed is a 3.0 litre Sport on a 52 plate with just about 60k miles and good service history.
by Olly2012
Mon 25 Feb, 2013 18:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear lever resting in front of 5th gear
Replies: 13
Views: 813

Gear lever resting in front of 5th gear

I think I have a touch of the old 5th gear shift pin problem discussed on http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=489800. Occasionally the lever rests in front of the gate for 5th instead of centring in front of 3-4. It seems to happen mostly when cold although not always and I haven't not...
by Olly2012
Fri 22 Feb, 2013 17:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Extra storage space
Replies: 19
Views: 915

Re: Extra storage space

Cheers Southernboy.
by Olly2012
Fri 22 Feb, 2013 17:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Extra storage space
Replies: 19
Views: 915

Re: Extra storage space

Hi Southerboy - I have what I presume are standard roll bars on the 3litre.
by Olly2012
Thu 21 Feb, 2013 17:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Extra storage space
Replies: 19
Views: 915

Extra storage space

I'm planning a Eurotrip in our Z3 3.0 sport for the summer and envisage needing more storage space. I understand the Sport has a speaker in the cubby box behind the seats which in other models is a useful storage compartment. The unit seems sealed. Can I get the speaker out easily or is it better to...
by Olly2012
Thu 21 Feb, 2013 16:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it a straight 6 !!
Replies: 19
Views: 725

Re: Is it a straight 6 !!

What's the registration chiefriley?
by Olly2012
Wed 20 Feb, 2013 17:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Angel Lights
Replies: 23
Views: 1565

Re: Angel Lights

Cheers. I'm not known for my flashing so wouldn't want to start now!
by Olly2012
Wed 20 Feb, 2013 17:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Angel Lights
Replies: 23
Views: 1565

Re: Angel Lights

I want to improve the lights on my Z which is in Estoril Blue. I like the ideas of the chrome look but wonder if it is a bit flash? When you buy these fro Taiwan as this thread seems to suggest, are they tungsten halogen bulbs or HID which I understand requires some sort of upgrade kit? Any thoughts?
by Olly2012
Wed 20 Feb, 2013 17:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Few bits
Replies: 21
Views: 715

Re: Few bits

Pm re headlights.
by Olly2012
Tue 19 Feb, 2013 19:24
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Goodwood Breakfast Club 2013 dates
Replies: 0
Views: 1408

Goodwood Breakfast Club 2013 dates

Well these have been announced and are on http://www.goodwood.co.uk/breakfast-club/breakfast-club.aspx. You need to pre-register if you want to attend and think your car fits the theme and be invited to park it on the start/finish tarmac although the event is a free to enter anyway and you park up j...
by Olly2012
Mon 18 Feb, 2013 17:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: *Z3 Breaking 2.0 Blue 52000 miles*
Replies: 12
Views: 768

Re: *Z3 Breaking 2.0 Blue 52000 miles*

Pm sent re roof and roll bars
by Olly2012
Fri 08 Feb, 2013 21:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: OEM Z3 Car Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: OEM Z3 Car Cover

Im interested - See my PM.
by Olly2012
Fri 08 Feb, 2013 18:48
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Just bought this car
Replies: 24
Views: 2563

Re: Just bought this car

Thanks. I'll pass on to said son.
by Olly2012
Fri 08 Feb, 2013 17:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: OEM Z3 Car Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: OEM Z3 Car Cover

Why do you not use it? I'm in 2 minds about covering the car but part of me wished I did when it snowed and I really only use it at weekends.
by Olly2012
Fri 08 Feb, 2013 17:50
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Potential owner saying Hi!!
Replies: 8
Views: 775

Re: Potential owner saying Hi!!

Can't disagree with magicmitch. Bought our 52 plate 3 litre last June and it's a pure joy. When we visit my 86 year old mother in law she's straight out the house all weathers when we leave just to hear the Z fire up. Agree with the consumption - you might get +30 on a trip if you sit at 55 and keep...
by Olly2012
Fri 08 Feb, 2013 17:28
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Just bought this car
Replies: 24
Views: 2563

Re: Just bought this car

Hi si-forks. Looks tasty. My son is looking for something similar. Do you mind me asking was it a dealer or private purchase? Where did you see it advertised? Enjoy the 3litre. :-)
by Olly2012
Fri 08 Feb, 2013 17:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: OEM Z3 Car Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: OEM Z3 Car Cover

Hi StuP - Sorry for some daft questions but i may be interested. How is the cover retained on the car? Are there tapes or is it elasticated? Presumably it's waterproof and for outdoor use? Does it have any holes or tears or damaged?
by Olly2012
Tue 05 Feb, 2013 18:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 in Daily Mail
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Z3 in Daily Mail

The driver of red Corsa P14NOT should be done for not clearing the snow off the car- scroll down the pictures.
by Olly2012
Sat 26 Jan, 2013 13:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Are you thinking of selling your Z4?
Replies: 0
Views: 234

Are you thinking of selling your Z4?

My son is in the market for a good Z4 ideally 2.5 or 3 litre roadster with sensible mileage and service history - budget in the region of £6.5k

Please PM me with details if you know of one.

Thanks all.
by Olly2012
Tue 22 Jan, 2013 11:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: To clear or not to clear- snow on a roadster roof
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: To clear or not to clear- snow on a roadster roof

Thanks. I guessed any ice would pose a greater risk so that's why it's still covered. Needs some sunshine really!
by Olly2012
Tue 22 Jan, 2013 07:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: To clear or not to clear- snow on a roadster roof
Replies: 5
Views: 324

To clear or not to clear- snow on a roadster roof

Ok. So my Z roadster is sitting on my drive still covered in snow- about 3". I haven't driven her (obviously) and do not intend to while the weather remains icy. The question is- Is there any harm done in leaving the snow on the roadster's roof and letting it thaw naturally? Or should I get out ther...
by Olly2012
Tue 18 Dec, 2012 18:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Soft Top Protector Covers
Replies: 121
Views: 11418

Re: Soft Top Protector Covers

As I understand it, if you have a metallic paint then you should have a couple of layers of clear hard lacquer on top. This protects the metallic paint and has further benefits in that the appearance it is less likely to look damaged through e.g. Bird poo - although I think it's always best to get t...
by Olly2012
Sat 08 Dec, 2012 08:09
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: PH Sunday Service @ Goodwood
Replies: 6
Views: 1511

Re: PH Sunday Service @ Goodwood

Is this at the Goodwood motor circuit?