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by Rafolian
Fri 07 Jul, 2017 20:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are Z3's getting rare?
Replies: 12
Views: 1425

Re: Are Z3's getting rare?

Not rare here in the Costa Blanca north. Quite a few in my area!
by Rafolian
Thu 15 Jun, 2017 08:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Windscreen Replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 2836

Re: Windscreen Replacement

Here in Spain, I have used Autoglass on 4 occassions through my insurance. Twice (3years apart) new windscreen on Porsche 944S2, new screen on partners Yaris, and new rear screen on my Fiat Ducato. Never had any excess to pay, and never affected my future premiums.
by Rafolian
Thu 15 Jun, 2017 08:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218614

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Denia, on the coast next to Javea, approx 1 hour up the autovia from Alicante!
by Rafolian
Wed 14 Jun, 2017 11:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218614

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Left in in on monday, picked it up this morning. Faultless job!!
by Rafolian
Sun 11 Jun, 2017 08:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218614

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Car booked in for complete bonnet respray tomorrow (sun damage), very reasonable 150 euros!
by Rafolian
Mon 08 May, 2017 20:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Z3 luggage rack. Now found,thanks.
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: Wanted: Z3 luggage rack.

Hi, I had a mark 1 MX5 before the Zed and it had a boot rack fitted. I removed it and when I sold the car I kept the rack.
Decided one day to try it on the Zed and it fits perfectly (clamps, no drilling). Just a thought, as bound to be many more racks available on fleabay etc for MX's than Zeds!
by Rafolian
Sat 11 Mar, 2017 07:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sticky Brake Caliper?
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

Re: Sticky Brake Caliper?

Pair of brand new front calipers with 12 month warranty on fleabay, 76 quid!!!!
by Rafolian
Fri 06 Jan, 2017 07:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: fun on ice
Replies: 10
Views: 1289

Re: fun on ice

I fink their is nuffink moar to be sead!!
by Rafolian
Wed 04 Jan, 2017 18:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: fun on ice
Replies: 10
Views: 1289

Re: fun on ice

Get that peddle to the mettle!!
by Rafolian
Wed 28 Dec, 2016 11:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218614

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

All fitted over xmas, caliper mounts painted satin black and calipers red. Looks and stops a lot better now!
by Rafolian
Wed 21 Dec, 2016 08:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218614

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

4 new staggered Falken Ze914 tyres, and with the 150 euros saved by buying from fleabay instead of in Spain was able to buy a full set of grooved and drilled discs and pads and free can of brake cleaner for 130 quid!!
by Rafolian
Wed 14 Dec, 2016 17:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel refurb - perforated or non-perforated leather
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: Steering wheel refurb - perforated or non-perforated lea

Got mine done at Royal, smooth nappa top and bottom, perforated at sides and red stitching and slightly fatter rim.
Fantastic job, worth every penny. Ten minute job (or less) to remove/replace!!
by Rafolian
Fri 25 Nov, 2016 15:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyres.
Replies: 12
Views: 1617

Re: Tyres.

Ordered ZE914's from fleabay, 225 fronts £131 inc postage to Spain, 245 rears £160 plus £25 postage. 368 euros, as opposed to 496 euros which was my cheapest quote here, happy days!
by Rafolian
Mon 21 Nov, 2016 09:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyres.
Replies: 12
Views: 1617

Re: Tyres.

Mine are staggered too, 225/45 front and 245/40 rear, and have priced up 914's.
by Rafolian
Sun 20 Nov, 2016 08:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyres.
Replies: 12
Views: 1617

Tyres.

Hola all! Anyone here have any feedback on Falken Ze914 tyres on a 2.8? I need to replace the Falken 452's which were fitted new just before I bought the car four and a half years ago. There is still plenty of tread left (have only done 10k miles), but all four sidewalls are cracked (sun damage?). B...
by Rafolian
Sun 13 Nov, 2016 08:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel removal on Z3
Replies: 9
Views: 1091

Re: Steering wheel removal on Z3

I think you disconnect the battery for safety (poss triggering the airbag, not the light). I have removed the wheel on mine on numerous occasions and the light always came on when the battery was reconnected. Extinguished with an 18 quid resetting tool from flea-bay!
by Rafolian
Sat 12 Nov, 2016 08:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My Mora Red Zed
Replies: 21
Views: 2841

Re: My Mora Red Zed

Nice wee yoke, love the colour! Never heard of mora red before!
by Rafolian
Mon 07 Nov, 2016 13:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Which 2.8?
Replies: 8
Views: 975

Re: Which 2.8?

Never driven a standard 2.8, but my single vanos had the mod done before I bought the car and the low down torque is fantastic. It will pull in third from 800 rpm sweet as a nut, then will scream up to the redline if required no problem.
by Rafolian
Fri 04 Nov, 2016 13:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Removing front subframe
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Removing front subframe

Very good thread, interesting about changing the wishbone balljoints. Last year my 2.8 failed it's ITV (MOT) on a balljoint.
I replaced both wishbones complete, including lollypop bushes, £82 on fleabay inc p+p to Spain, bargain!!
by Rafolian
Sun 30 Oct, 2016 09:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218614

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A good clean and polish with Greased Lightning Showroom Shine, instead of my usual fortnightly visit to the auto car wash, and a good clean and polish inside!!
by Rafolian
Sat 15 Oct, 2016 18:18
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: LHD headlights
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: LHD headlights

Howard Adams. I bought my rhd 2.8 Zed on e-bayuk here in Spain 4 years ago, and needed new lights for to put onto Spanish plates. I bought a new pair of projector angel eyes off e-bay from the states. Fantastic looking lights and only £200!!
by Rafolian
Mon 03 Oct, 2016 13:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW quality!
Replies: 11
Views: 1534

Re: BMW quality!

My better half's 15 year old YRis Verso and my 14 year old Renault Master haver never been regassed, and both still ice cold.
(Thank god with living in Spain!!).
by Rafolian
Sun 04 Sep, 2016 09:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Idle speed......
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Re: Idle speed......

Have had my '98 single vanos 2.8 for over 4 years now, and has always idled at 600 rpm, sweet as a nut.
by Rafolian
Mon 29 Aug, 2016 07:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The new arrival
Replies: 15
Views: 1943

Re: The new arrival

Very rare reg number!
by Rafolian
Fri 12 Aug, 2016 15:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The new arrival
Replies: 15
Views: 1943

Re: The new arrival

Arboleas, a few hours south of me near Denia/Javea! Quite a few Z3's up round this area, what about down your way?
by Rafolian
Mon 20 Jun, 2016 13:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 3.0 W Reg £5750
Replies: 22
Views: 2854

Re: BMW Z3 3.0 W Reg £5750

Well blow me, never thought of that!!
by Rafolian
Sun 19 Jun, 2016 08:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 3.0 W Reg £5750
Replies: 22
Views: 2854

Re: BMW Z3 3.0 W Reg £5750

Who's monica??
by Rafolian
Sat 18 Jun, 2016 16:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new tyres and rear window
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: new tyres and rear window

I fitted one of these nearly 3 years ago and still good as new despite hood up and down all the time (living in Spain) and a fortnightly trip to the automatic car wash! I also fitted one to a friends Zed about a year ago, both times took approx 40 minutes. Well pleased, would buy another if needed!!
by Rafolian
Mon 06 Jun, 2016 08:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 CLEAR COAT LACQUERED INNER BODY SHELL
Replies: 12
Views: 1550

Re: Z3 CLEAR COAT LACQUERED INNER BODY SHELL

My '98 2.8 is Artik Silver and is not lacquered under the bonnet.
by Rafolian
Mon 06 Jun, 2016 08:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10689

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

A stealer paying 8k and punting it out at almost 14k is a fair price, 6k profit for nothing??
by Rafolian
Sat 21 May, 2016 08:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's this then?
Replies: 12
Views: 1365

Re: What's this then?

Looks like lambda sensor blocking plug to me, from the front section. Some had 2 sensors, mine has one. I renewed the system on mine a couple of years ago and there was 2 (one on each pipe from the manifold). I fitted my sensor in one and blanked the other off with a plug similar to that one. The pl...
by Rafolian
Sat 14 May, 2016 21:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2 interesting ebay cars!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1754

Re: 2 interesting ebay cars!!

The camo one looks ok at the price!
by Rafolian
Sat 09 Apr, 2016 11:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218614

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Another 30 euros of 2 star and the usual fortnightly trip to the automatic carwash!
by Rafolian
Sun 03 Apr, 2016 07:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front end rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 1043

Re: Front end rebuild

I have fitted them to my 2.8 after an itv ball joint failure. Fitted with no problems and quality wise looked no different to the ones I removed. (I know you can't tell metal quality by sight!) I have had the car for nearly 4 years now, and have no intention of selling in the foreseeable future, so ...
by Rafolian
Sun 27 Mar, 2016 07:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it just me....
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: Is it just me....

Nice, but no silky smooth torquey six cylinder motor!!
by Rafolian
Sat 19 Mar, 2016 10:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218614

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

The usual 2 to 4 weekly auto carwash and dry, 3-50 euros, and a vacuum 1 euro!
by Rafolian
Fri 18 Mar, 2016 17:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP NEEDED PLEASE...
Replies: 18
Views: 2141

Re: HELP NEEDED PLEASE...

I think his description was very clear!
by Rafolian
Tue 15 Mar, 2016 07:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bootlid struts.
Replies: 7
Views: 1134

Re: Bootlid struts.

They just push straight on, few seconds each one. (There is a spring loaded retaining clip already attached, wee buns!!)
by Rafolian
Tue 08 Mar, 2016 12:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Nearly time :)
Replies: 21
Views: 2374

Re: Nearly time :)

Changed mine from my Z3, to my silver Z3!
by Rafolian
Mon 07 Mar, 2016 12:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How comfortable are your tyres?
Replies: 11
Views: 1217

Re: How comfortable are your tyres?

Well personally I think 2 pairs of axle stands and 10 minutes fitting them would be a hell of a saving on the 612 quid!!
by Rafolian
Mon 07 Mar, 2016 07:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How comfortable are your tyres?
Replies: 11
Views: 1217

Re: How comfortable are your tyres?

Much cheaper to just put it on axle stands!!
by Rafolian
Mon 07 Mar, 2016 07:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Nearly time :)
Replies: 21
Views: 2374

Re: Nearly time :)

Mine is called, my Z3!!
by Rafolian
Fri 04 Mar, 2016 15:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Snow plough attachment
Replies: 6
Views: 703

Re: Z3 Snow plough attachment

Not a bad cheap wee motor for someone, apart from the aforementioned "snowplough" and the dyslexic plate!!
by Rafolian
Sat 27 Feb, 2016 11:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 hardtop purchase
Replies: 23
Views: 2112

Re: Z3 hardtop purchase

Agree with you on that one!!
by Rafolian
Sat 27 Feb, 2016 09:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: New rear shocks for Z3 3.0/2.8
Replies: 8
Views: 1081

Re: New rear shocks for Z3 3.0/2.8

Hanging offence!!
by Rafolian
Thu 25 Feb, 2016 07:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Club logo
Replies: 109
Views: 10987

Re: Club logo

Could you pm me details also please?
by Rafolian
Tue 23 Feb, 2016 14:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bootlid struts.
Replies: 7
Views: 1134

Re: Bootlid struts.

Exactly, some power in the new ones!!
by Rafolian
Fri 19 Feb, 2016 11:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bootlid struts.
Replies: 7
Views: 1134

Bootlid struts.

Just received my new bootlid struts, and 3 minutes later fitted! What a difference, bargain.
E-Bayuk, Magneti Marelli brand from Latvia to Spain, £20.50 plus £1.00 p+p.
Didn't realise how bad the originals were until I changed them ( one was completely shot!).
Result!!