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by Alan W
Sun 19 Nov, 2017 11:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For sale 17" wheels and very good tyres
Replies: 0
Views: 294

For sale 17" wheels and very good tyres

£250 cash for quick sale to forum members..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272944001746
by Alan W
Wed 16 Aug, 2017 21:50
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Z picnic Headcorn Aerodrome Kent
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Z picnic Headcorn Aerodrome Kent

Ron Norris has organised a couple of these in the past, basically we park up and have a picnic and a bit of an end of season Z chat, if we are lucky there will be some airfield activity to watch.. its good central location for Kent and East Sussex zedders.. Date now provisionally set for Sunday 17th...
by Alan W
Sun 12 Feb, 2017 11:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!
Replies: 21
Views: 1685

Re: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!

I've recently gone from 16" to 17" with no change in ride quality.. saying that l made sure that l bought non-XL tyres which have a softer sidewall, and the added bonus of having to buy new tyres all round means that l now no longer suffer tramlining. I also have 20mm spacers on the rear as lve not ...
by Alan W
Fri 03 Feb, 2017 16:18
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For sale.. style 64 wheels - no tyres
Replies: 0
Views: 390

For sale.. style 64 wheels - no tyres

Offered to anyone here for £100 before they go on Gumtree and ebay. Very good all round condition overall with just a couple of small marks.. buyer collects from Bexley Kent DA16 2PT http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag124/alanwhite1957/Mobile%20Uploads/20170203_155339_zpsep1l1kaz.jpg http://i1302...
by Alan W
Thu 02 Feb, 2017 08:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help re steering wheel removal
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Help re steering wheel removal

Hi, I've just ordered a refurbed steering wheel from Royal.. does anyone know if there any threads with step by step instructions / pictures on how to remove old / fit new on here? Many thanks Alan
by Alan W
Wed 01 Feb, 2017 08:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220494

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Sold my style 64 wheels and going to use the money to get a refurbished steering wheel from Jack Royal, this is something I promised myself a long time ago and should be here in a couple of weeks.. hope it's not a difficult job to change over!
by Alan W
Mon 30 Jan, 2017 16:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD style 64 wheels and tyres
Replies: 1
Views: 482

Re: NOW SOLD.. style 64 wheels and tyres

NOW SOLD
by Alan W
Fri 27 Jan, 2017 16:34
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For sale Sony Head Unit and Pioneer Speakers as new
Replies: 0
Views: 359

For sale Sony Head Unit and Pioneer Speakers as new

Fitted these in car for a week a while ago and then l removed as l wanted a head unit that had a USB input.. l also swapped speakers over at same time as l was offered some more expensive ones for free by a mate. This is all like new and perfect for someone wanting to upgrade their Z3 system. Head u...
by Alan W
Thu 26 Jan, 2017 11:49
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New member in zroadster from Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 1113

Re: New member in zroadster from Spain

Hey Alexis.. Patones is a good place for lunch.. I also remember a place called El Molar.. a cave in the ground where you could get wine, chorizo and black sausage (morte?)
by Alan W
Thu 26 Jan, 2017 08:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Still some very low mileage Z3s around
Replies: 8
Views: 914

Re: Still some very low mileage Z3s around

My car was one of the first facelifts and it was ordered and bought as RHD in Germany and then imported to UK, I'm guessing someone saw that as a way to avoid the waiting lists. When I bought it in 2013 it was 14 years old and had 48k miles which I thought was very low (now 60k).. but 19k Del that i...
by Alan W
Wed 25 Jan, 2017 20:42
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New member in zroadster from Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 1113

Re: New member in zroadster from Spain

Welcome amigo.. l also have a black Z3 with chrome pack in UK.. l know Madrid well as l have friends that live there and we used to go up to the mountains.. l think one place was called Patones? I didn't realise that there were Z3 groups there? Only ever seen one Z3 in Spain and that was from France!
by Alan W
Wed 25 Jan, 2017 16:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gloria's new look
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Re: Gloria's new look

Boosh.. I don't have any issues with tramlining on the Rainsports which as well as being very grippy I found them to be extremely quiet compared to my Conti's

xtLSport.. Gloria because she's black and sexy.. like Gloria Gaynor
by Alan W
Wed 25 Jan, 2017 08:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gloria's new look
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Re: Gloria's new look

Your wheels seem to fill the rear arches quite nicely. They are given for an ET of 47, just like my style 89s. However, mine sit a bit too much in the arches for my liking, and I'm therefore considering fitting some wheel spacers. Have you got some fitted? If so, what size are they? Hi Boosh.. I re...
by Alan W
Tue 24 Jan, 2017 20:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gloria's new look
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Re: Gloria's new look

Just for you Mr Blade runner. .. http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag124/alanwhite1957/Mobile%20Uploads/20170120_155907_zpsntxfu5u3.jpg http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag124/alanwhite1957/20170120_234632_zps7wmrbcjy.jpg http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag124/alanwhite1957/20170121_155401_zp...
by Alan W
Mon 23 Jan, 2017 20:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gloria's new look
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Gloria's new look

Just fitted these refurbed 17" style 44 wheels with new Uniroyal Sport 3 tyres all round.. no tramlining and the tyres are incredibly quiet..

Image
by Alan W
Mon 23 Jan, 2017 20:44
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD style 64 wheels and tyres
Replies: 1
Views: 482

SOLD style 64 wheels and tyres

Set of style 64 wheels 16" × 7J ET47 with serviceable legal tyres plus 2 extra spare tyres thrown in These were the factory fitted wheels on my 2.8 facelift and are in very good condition and I recently fitted new oem badges to the centre caps Offering them at £150 to anyone here before they go on e...
by Alan W
Mon 09 Jan, 2017 20:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220494

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A pristine set of refurbished style 44 wheels that have never been used for an absolute bargain price.. They are 17" X 8" ET47 so should sit nice http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag124/alanwhite1957/2017-01-08%2010.06.40_zps6d09g2zm.png http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag124/alanwhite1957/2017...
by Alan W
Thu 15 Sep, 2016 12:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: fog light needed
Replies: 13
Views: 1095

Re: fog light needed

As a point of interest the Z3 foglights are identical to those fitted to the 5 series of the era.. they even have the same part no.. there are always plenty of secondhand ones coming up on ebay at all sorts of prices.. try searching for bmw 5 series for light and see if any come up.. s
by Alan W
Thu 08 Sep, 2016 11:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 gone bang :(
Replies: 30
Views: 2174

Re: Z3 gone bang :(

and the rust may not be major.. I think that Z3's like a lot of cars of the era rust from the inside out.. so if you can see rust on the outside you can bet that there's even more that you can't see beneath. I know how it feels to be attached to a car but I also get the feeling that the OP isn't th...
by Alan W
Thu 08 Sep, 2016 08:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted Single 16" or 17" wheel - any style
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Wanted Single 16" or 17" wheel - any style

My brother is after a single cheap 16" or 17" wheel with or without tyre to put in the boot of his 3 series in place of the space saver.. anything will do as long as its in a reasonable condition? I'm in SE London / Kent so no good if you are a million miles away.. cheers Alan
by Alan W
Thu 08 Sep, 2016 08:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 gone bang :(
Replies: 30
Views: 2174

Re: Z3 gone bang :(

In my experience these things can start off at one price and can quickly escalate, especially if you are not a mechanic and not doing the job yourself. With the bodywork issues and rust starting to appear your car could be at the point of becoming a frustrating never ending money pit. If it was me I...
by Alan W
Tue 09 Aug, 2016 17:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: road holding
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: road holding

You most probably need a new set of tyres all round.. the car is well known for 'tramlining' and most owners find that a new set of tyres is the best solution. Google BMW Z3 tramlining
by Alan W
Wed 03 Aug, 2016 10:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Shopping list for service & cooling system overhaul
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: Shopping list for service & cooling system overhaul

You don't require any gaskets or blue gunge.. the thermostat has a seal on the back which acts as the gasket.. water pump comes with O ring and pump is a tight fit going back in, just make sure you cross tighten the bolts evenly as you nip it up.. a little bit of silicone grease or similar on the o ...
by Alan W
Wed 03 Aug, 2016 08:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Shopping list for service & cooling system overhaul
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: Shopping list for service & cooling system overhaul

Hi mrscalex Its a good preventative job you are doing there.. as you probably know my water pump unexpectedly failed at 58k miles recently and it cost me dear. My thoughts.. Definitely change the belts and both the tensioners.. and I would also consider new top and bottom hoses.. I thought mine were...
by Alan W
Tue 02 Aug, 2016 14:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Putting a Z3 into storage?
Replies: 16
Views: 1748

Re: Putting a Z3 into storage?

My car is also stored for around 6 months of the year.. parked in a garage with handbrake off.. I put on a breathable full cover and the battery is placed on trickle charge - two weeks on / two weeks off.. during this period I start it up and let it run to normal operating temp every couple of month...
by Alan W
Thu 23 Jun, 2016 10:34
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: I'm not anal about this but..........
Replies: 18
Views: 1409

Re: I'm not anal about this but..........

Talking of anal.. I noticed a lot of sandy grit in the fiddly hard to get into crevices and tried using little paint brushes.. after a torturous hour I suddenly remembered that my mate had an air line in his garage so shot round there and tried that.. very effective, very quick, and very easy.. grit...
by Alan W
Thu 23 Jun, 2016 10:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: antenna grommet availablitliy
Replies: 31
Views: 2003

Re: antenna grommet availablitliy

Will have a go at the weekend
by Alan W
Thu 23 Jun, 2016 10:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: antenna grommet availablitliy
Replies: 31
Views: 2003

Re: antenna grommet availablitliy

Thanks Barry.. sounds like a top tip
by Alan W
Thu 23 Jun, 2016 10:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: antenna grommet availablitliy
Replies: 31
Views: 2003

Re: antenna grommet availablitliy

I got mine for a tenner off eBay and if they are about the same from a dealer I'd go there..

Haven't had the time to fit mine yet.. I've heard someone say that its a really simple job, and another say that its a fiddly PITA job?

Any comments on ease of doing this?
by Alan W
Thu 23 Jun, 2016 10:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1997 Z3 Emissions Problem - any suggestions ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1024

Re: 1997 Z3 Emissions Problem - any suggestions ?

Hi Chris, May be worth trying Dipetane.. Add it at a higher mix (it won't hurt the car) and then take it for a very spirited drive for a good few miles... I get this from the independent car spares shop where my brother works and I regularly put it in my car. I have posted about it in the past and s...
by Alan W
Mon 20 Jun, 2016 08:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Antifreeze Capacity? where's it hiding?
Replies: 9
Views: 1063

Re: Antifreeze Capacity? where's it hiding?

Just replaced the water pump, thermostat and radiator on my 2.8 and the shop I bought anti-freeze from told me 10 litres capacity 50/50 mix (5 litres anti freeze plus 5 litres de-ionised water).. however I only managed to get the 5 litres of anti freeze and just 2.5 litres of the water in so I'm gue...
by Alan W
Wed 25 May, 2016 15:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The site/home page is very slow to connect.
Replies: 12
Views: 1177

Re: The site/home page is very slow to connect.

Ohhhh look... and now it just double posted!!!
by Alan W
Wed 25 May, 2016 15:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The site/home page is very slow to connect.
Replies: 12
Views: 1177

Re: The site/home page is very slow to connect.

Yes I've had a few issues accessing this site over the last couple of weeks.. very intermittent and sometimes l have trouble getting on to it as it just hangs.. something is definitely wrong!!!!
by Alan W
Wed 25 May, 2016 15:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The site/home page is very slow to connect.
Replies: 12
Views: 1177

Re: The site/home page is very slow to connect.

Yes I've had a few issues accessing this site over the last couple of weeks.. very intermittent and sometimes l have trouble getting on to it as it just hangs.. something is definitely wrong!!!!
by Alan W
Wed 25 May, 2016 12:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Z3 FB group
Replies: 15
Views: 1246

Re: New Z3 FB group

Interesting points of view guys.. its early days yet and easy to pull the plug on it if it doesn't catch on. I have contacted some breakers yards which break Z3s so they will be able to put parts on as new donor cars come in to be broken.. membership is increasing so will wait and see.. The 'communi...
by Alan W
Fri 20 May, 2016 19:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Z3 FB group
Replies: 0
Views: 427

New Z3 FB group

I hope it's okay with mods to post this here.. l have just created a FB public group called BMW Z3 UK PARTS RESOURCE and it's open to anyone to buy and sell or place a wanted post.. early days but please feel free to use it to sell your unwanted bits..
by Alan W
Fri 20 May, 2016 19:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Z3 FB group
Replies: 15
Views: 1246

New Z3 FB group

I hope it's okay with mods to post this here.. l have just created a FB public group called BMW Z3 UK PARTS RESOURCE and it's open to anyone to buy and sell or place a wanted post.. early days but please feel free to use it to sell your unwanted bits..
by Alan W
Thu 12 May, 2016 21:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Nearside and offside sills 2000 3.0 Z3
Replies: 19
Views: 2126

Re: Nearside and offside sills 2000 3.0 Z3

If you call bmw for a quote l'd be interested to know how much they are?
by Alan W
Thu 12 May, 2016 21:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Nearside and offside sills 2000 3.0 Z3
Replies: 19
Views: 2126

Re: Nearside and offside sills 2000 3.0 Z3

If you are gonna keep the car it's probably worth getting brand new ones from bmw.. if you buy secondhand be aware that there are different sills for different cars..
by Alan W
Tue 10 May, 2016 11:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220494

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Had a very lumpy tick over and the culprit turned out to be this... It was so perished it broke up during removal.. £12 for new one from dealer wasn't too painful but fiddly to fit Car now runs as sweet as a nut.. happy days!! http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag124/alanwhite1957/Mobile%20Uploads/...
by Alan W
Tue 10 May, 2016 11:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - footbrake pedal rubber auto car
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: Wanted - footbrake pedal rubber auto car

Thanks Alec... good spot
by Alan W
Mon 09 May, 2016 12:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - footbrake pedal rubber auto car
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Wanted - footbrake pedal rubber auto car

Was going to order one from bmw, but if anyone happens to have a new unused one that is surplus to their requirements l would be happy to buy it off you.. the part no is 35211160421

This is for an auto car with the larger foot pedal
by Alan W
Sun 08 May, 2016 10:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lumpy idle - help please
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Re: Lumpy idle - help please

Cheers Barry ☺
by Alan W
Sun 08 May, 2016 10:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lumpy idle - help please
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Re: Lumpy idle - help please

Looks like l've found the culprit.. this little elbow on the air intake system.. could actually put my finger into the split..

Image
by Alan W
Sun 08 May, 2016 08:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lumpy idle - help please
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Re: Lumpy idle - help please

Thanks Barry.. In that order?
by Alan W
Sun 08 May, 2016 03:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lumpy idle - help please
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Lumpy idle - help please

Car 2.8 auto - been driving like a dream until this afternoon.. now ticks over lumpy like it's running on 4 cylinders instead of 6.. drives perfect, smooth and fast.. but when ticking over its lumpy as hell.. ideas and suggestions welcome
by Alan W
Mon 02 May, 2016 09:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: abs faults
Replies: 8
Views: 1005

Re: abs faults

BBC Reman told me that the module is a common fault for cars of the era, the dry solder joints inside deteriorate with age and finally break. The module will give a variety of fault codes including suggesting that the pump is defective. Modules are car specific ie coded for engine size etc so if you...
by Alan W
Sat 30 Apr, 2016 17:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: abs faults
Replies: 8
Views: 1005

Re: abs faults

Do the sensor first. Then take the car for a 5 mile drive after and if the lights stay on I would suspect the ABS module, a common fault. My fault code was saying defective abs pump but it is rare for one of them to go wrong and its usually the module lying.. I had my module tested and then repaired...
by Alan W
Fri 29 Apr, 2016 18:58
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For sale - BMW footwell lights
Replies: 0
Views: 421

For sale - BMW footwell lights

I have this pair of interior lights which l was going to fit as footwell lights but l went down another route. They are BMW but not sure which car.. may have been an early X5.. anyway if anyone wants to give me a tenner for them and a couple of quid for postage they are yours... http://i1302.photobu...