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by HighSharpe
Sun 12 Nov, 2017 14:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window washer jets issue
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Window washer jets issue

thanks colb for the info.

If i may ask - how did you order them? Is there a website or phone number?

thanks.
by HighSharpe
Sun 12 Nov, 2017 09:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window washer jets issue
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Window washer jets issue

Hello all I have this issue with the passenger side jets not squirting water, while the driver side does. This issue showed up in the last MOT , but the mechanic diagnosed it to a clogged pump (the driver side was weak as well) and had it replaced which made it good enough (for him) to pass. Now the...
by HighSharpe
Fri 25 Aug, 2017 07:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT concern
Replies: 13
Views: 1224

Re: MOT concern

Thank you every one... I will go get these things checked and report back !
by HighSharpe
Fri 25 Aug, 2017 07:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT concern
Replies: 13
Views: 1224

Re: MOT concern

Thank you every one... I will go get these things checked and report back !
by HighSharpe
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 20:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT concern
Replies: 13
Views: 1224

MOT concern

Hello all just got the MOT done last week. I have always had a clean MOT for the last 4 years. Got some advisories this time, from the same guy I've been going to all these years. Are these a point of concern? Do these warrant immediate checking, or materially affect saleability? Many thanks. --HS A...
by HighSharpe
Mon 17 Jul, 2017 20:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: [wanted] roundel / logo on gear knob
Replies: 3
Views: 534

[wanted] roundel / logo on gear knob

Hello, I am looking for the little disc which has the gear number and the ///M logo for my car's gear knob. it came off one day and I can't find it anywhere in the car - maybe lost while cleaning. Where could I find a replacement one? The rest of the knob etc is fine. The gear knob looks like this ....
by HighSharpe
Mon 17 Jul, 2017 20:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Breaking: blue 2.0 z3
Replies: 20
Views: 2331

Re: Breaking: blue 2.0 z3

interested in the gear knob
by HighSharpe
Mon 17 Jul, 2017 20:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Giving away Z3 parts!
Replies: 15
Views: 2024

Re: Giving away Z3 parts!

pm sent
by HighSharpe
Sun 26 Mar, 2017 18:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off
Replies: 36
Views: 3926

Re: steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off

Hello Howard and other members Just went on a nice 2 hr drive in essex in the sun with the roof down - first roof down drive of the year! I didnt feel the original issue _even once_ on this drive. So it seems it was indeed the callipers. Thanks every one for the advice, saved me going off on a wild ...
by HighSharpe
Sat 18 Mar, 2017 12:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off
Replies: 36
Views: 3926

Re: steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off

Update .. Went into the garage - PM me for which one. Mechanic looked at the front offside discs and said it looks like the callipers' issue. Car on ramp, rotated both front wheels and o/s rotated less. New callipers ordered and replaced. Hoping this has solved the issue, as it is intermittent, i ca...
by HighSharpe
Sat 11 Mar, 2017 13:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off
Replies: 36
Views: 3926

Re: steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off

Thanks burmagirl .. doesn't look like i will have an update today. Please do keep me posted as well if anything comes up.
by HighSharpe
Fri 10 Mar, 2017 19:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off
Replies: 36
Views: 3926

Re: steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off

So ... a/ the wheel is a bit buckled. He rebalanced it. Says its OK though. b/ says the D bushes are perished and recommends replacing the bushes, wishbone, drop links etc. quoting c 650quid for all this. Just the bushes are 250. c/ says the callipers are fine. A little bit all over the place really...
by HighSharpe
Fri 10 Mar, 2017 17:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off
Replies: 36
Views: 3926

Re: steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off

Back at the tyre place. Issue didn't occur in the way..though that was c20 30 mph drive

No extra heat on either side.

Tyre guy said one wheel is buckled and rebalanced...

Could that be the issue ?
by HighSharpe
Fri 10 Mar, 2017 15:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off
Replies: 36
Views: 3926

Re: steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off

For what it's worth, brake discs and pads were replaced about 3 years ago. So no major changes of late. And i did feel a burning carbon smell from the front passenger tyre the first time i experienced this and stopped to check. the car hasn't been serviced in c 2 yrs/3k miles ... but didn't feel lik...
by HighSharpe
Fri 10 Mar, 2017 15:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off
Replies: 36
Views: 3926

steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off

Hello all Wondering if any one has any insight on this issue. It has only developed of late (c 2-3 weeks) Sometimes, the steering wheel judders around the 50mph mark. It doesnt happen every time. I can't draw a pattern, but it feels like it is when the car has been revved up to the speed and the acc...
by HighSharpe
Fri 15 Apr, 2016 15:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Kent meet up
Replies: 14
Views: 1416

Re: Kent meet up

count me in!
by HighSharpe
Sun 11 Oct, 2015 16:18
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Just saw this on the bbc website
Replies: 9
Views: 1379

Just saw this on the bbc website

by HighSharpe
Fri 03 Jul, 2015 10:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For sale
Replies: 1
Views: 617

Re: For sale

pm sent
by HighSharpe
Fri 26 Jun, 2015 14:09
Forum: Performance
Topic: Unintended acceleration
Replies: 6
Views: 897

Re: Unintended acceleration

Super.. thank you all . Will try some of the home remedies and see where to source the cable from. Will keep you up.
by HighSharpe
Fri 26 Jun, 2015 11:43
Forum: Performance
Topic: Unintended acceleration
Replies: 6
Views: 897

Unintended acceleration

Hello all The accelerator has always felt a bit stiff since when i bought the car but i was ok with it as I got used to the weight. However, of late there have been a few occasions of the accel staying down even after i take off my foot, and returning very slowly back to the 'up' state. I guess the ...
by HighSharpe
Sat 13 Jun, 2015 12:19
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: A sunday spent with renovo
Replies: 4
Views: 1298

Re: A sunday spent with renovo

Beading... pity the roof attracts so much fluff where it's parked.

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by HighSharpe
Wed 10 Jun, 2015 20:39
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: A sunday spent with renovo
Replies: 4
Views: 1298

Re: A sunday spent with renovo

Went ahead with the coat of proofer this evening. A 500ml bottle is only good for 1 coat .. I thought it would be good for 2. I was surprised the dye was good enough for a couple. Plus any variations in overlaps etc were quite apparent if you looked at it from the correct angle. Anyways, here are th...
by HighSharpe
Sun 07 Jun, 2015 20:35
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: A sunday spent with renovo
Replies: 4
Views: 1298

Re: A sunday spent with renovo

Meant to ask ... any further advice, tips? Is the proofer really necessary? What would happen if I just left it as it is (the roof never leaked to the interior).

Any info appreciated.
by HighSharpe
Sun 07 Jun, 2015 20:13
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: A sunday spent with renovo
Replies: 4
Views: 1298

A sunday spent with renovo

Hello All I am not sure I am adding much to the sum total of information on this topic on this forum, but here goes. Decided to take on a bit of DIY this sunday. Been meaning to refresh the roof a bit. It wasn't looking too shabby, having been stored underground during my ownership, but could have l...
by HighSharpe
Sun 12 Oct, 2014 18:57
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: New headunit connection question
Replies: 7
Views: 1325

Re: New headunit connection question

Thanks David, found some thing similar.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191206409470

However getting the wires mixed up could result in a toasted head unit or worse, so will have to figure out a way to test non-destructively!
by HighSharpe
Sun 12 Oct, 2014 16:54
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: New headunit connection question
Replies: 7
Views: 1325

Re: New headunit connection question

No, Davidz3, there was no harness that came with the stereo, it was an elcheapo chinese brand.
by HighSharpe
Sun 12 Oct, 2014 16:28
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: New headunit connection question
Replies: 7
Views: 1325

New headunit connection question

Hello all My Z3 came with an aftermarket Sony unit with a CD player, but sadly no bluetooth/aux/MP3. I bought a non-fancy head unit with the above features, and got around to try fitting it this afternoon. I had read here that you need an adapter to connect and aftermarket unit, but I thought it wou...
by HighSharpe
Tue 30 Sep, 2014 22:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Repairing Headlight Dimmer Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 1261

Re: Repairing Headlight Dimmer Switch

Brilliant write up. To be honest, i hadn't realised that turning that knob made the dash lights dim :oops: Just tried it after reading this superb guide.
by HighSharpe
Thu 25 Sep, 2014 18:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New cover
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: New cover

What a coincidence, was about to post about covers. I have to move from my current flat, which has covered basement parking, to another property with secure but un covered parking. I was wondering what cover to get the car. I am concerned about the full cover abrading against the paint in high wind....
by HighSharpe
Sat 13 Sep, 2014 17:24
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Recommended body shop London / East london etc?
Replies: 0
Views: 471

Recommended body shop London / East london etc?

Hello all

Would any one recommend a reliable body shop in London, ideally around Docklands or east london? Need to get the bumper resprayed, and all or part of the bonnet too... scratched the wheel arch which forms part of the bonnet :(

-HS
by HighSharpe
Mon 01 Sep, 2014 22:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear Disc corrosion - advice needed
Replies: 13
Views: 2186

Re: Rear Disc corrosion - advice needed

Had a similar advisory on my MOT a couple weeks ago. Replaced all 4 discs with MTEC grooved and dimpled discs, and Textar brake pads. I should probably have bought the coated discs, but realised it too late. The coating on the contact surface of the plate does wear off, but the dimples, grooves and ...
by HighSharpe
Sun 31 Aug, 2014 10:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: inpa install
Replies: 13
Views: 1946

Re: inpa install

Hello littlefeller What exactly has happened to the laptop - just asking to check if the hard disk is still alive and kicking. You can pull out the hdd and put into an enclosure and try to run the program on a different computer, but be careful of 1/ a different windows version 2/ expected path sett...
by HighSharpe
Sun 24 Aug, 2014 20:18
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Spotted on the White Cliffs ... BAZ !
Replies: 0
Views: 331

Spotted on the White Cliffs ... BAZ !

Spotted in the parking lot today at the white cliffs of dover - wonder if it's 'sailorbaz' on this forum? Either way ... immaculate polishing and a super clean roof : )

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by HighSharpe
Sun 17 Aug, 2014 22:18
Forum: Performance
Topic: Battery flat. .. risks and tips?
Replies: 11
Views: 12087

Re: Battery flat. .. risks and tips?

Just back to report, fitted the battery and the zed's back from the dead :) Had a little spark when fitting but guess that's just the boot light and alarm electronics kicking in...
Cheers...will have a new thread for my brake disc queries.
by HighSharpe
Tue 12 Aug, 2014 17:22
Forum: Performance
Topic: Battery flat. .. risks and tips?
Replies: 11
Views: 12087

Re: Battery flat. .. risks and tips?

Just ordered a Varta off here, just got to wait for it to arrive. Thought I'd go for a higher Ah purely because of the infrequent use I put the car to.

http://www.tayna.co.uk/E44-Varta-Silver ... P7726.html
by HighSharpe
Tue 12 Aug, 2014 07:46
Forum: Performance
Topic: Battery flat. .. risks and tips?
Replies: 11
Views: 12087

Re: Battery flat. .. risks and tips?

Hey Pingu Thanks for that. Sadly my battery is the sealed 'maintenance free' type so can't check or top up. The charger I bought was the cheap kind but it did say upto 80AH and 6 rms charging current so chanced it. Haven't bought a battery yet, might just order one off eurocarparts or batterymegasto...
by HighSharpe
Mon 11 Aug, 2014 12:34
Forum: Performance
Topic: Battery flat. .. risks and tips?
Replies: 11
Views: 12087

Re: Battery flat. .. risks and tips?

Thank you all. I seem to have a non-OEM head unit, so not concerned about audio. I will order a new battery soon and report back once fitted. I guess I will go for the same battery model, unless any one has any thoughts about that , especially higher / lower Ah than the existing 72 Ah ?

regards
HS
by HighSharpe
Mon 11 Aug, 2014 08:45
Forum: Performance
Topic: Battery flat. .. risks and tips?
Replies: 11
Views: 12087

Battery flat. .. risks and tips?

Hello All Had a successful MOT the weekend before last, but for him commenting on rust on brake discs; a topic I would have separately discussed, but for something new that came up. This weekend, tried starting up the car but battery was completely flat. Not sure why - can't swear no light was left ...
by HighSharpe
Thu 31 Jul, 2014 08:37
Forum: Better Driving
Topic: MOT center recommendations - East London / Docklands
Replies: 0
Views: 665

MOT center recommendations - East London / Docklands

Hello all Due to some unfortunate scheduling issues, my MOT has now expired. I need to obviously book an MOT and only use to car to drive there. This is my first MOT since buying the car last year, so I am nervous about getting fleeced for unnecessary repairs. Would any one have any reliable MOT sta...
by HighSharpe
Sun 11 May, 2014 16:52
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014 CRUISE ON
Replies: 63
Views: 7793

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014 CRUISE ON

Great cruise today Ladies and Gentlemen, thanks Ron for organising and for marshalling the convoy!

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by HighSharpe
Wed 04 Sep, 2013 22:03
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Bumper Paint work repair - advice needed
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Bumper Paint work repair - advice needed

Hello WIth apologies, new to the forum, and I wanted to post nice pics of the car once washed, shined etc, but unfortunately I need to first rectify this (see image). I obviously need to buy new a side light lens (the bulb inside works). What should I get to try and fix this scratch? I am happy to m...
by HighSharpe
Wed 04 Sep, 2013 21:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED: Passenger side sidelight(?)
Replies: 1
Views: 164

WANTED: Passenger side sidelight(?)

I am looking for the clear lens on the bumpers, on the passenger side (not the fog/head/turn indicators). I guess they are called 'sidelights' ? Mine cracked, presumably in a supermarket parking lot! . Or could some one kindly direct to any other place where I can get a replacement ?
by HighSharpe
Mon 29 Jul, 2013 17:37
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Newbie Z3 owner 2.0 - london docklands
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Re: Newbie Z3 owner 2.0 - london docklands

Hi Woody1000, pics coming soon! I just realised I dont have any 'car only' pics, they all have friends and family posing _with_ the car :D
by HighSharpe
Mon 29 Jul, 2013 17:08
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Newbie Z3 owner 2.0 - london docklands
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Newbie Z3 owner 2.0 - london docklands

Hello all Just picked up a 2.0 silver Z3 in bright sunshine last weekend, and drove home in a downpour! My first car here in the UK, and I stopped considering other cars when I saw a Z3 :) And once I saw this particular car, just took the plunge. I already have questions and a couple of (minor) conc...