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by RockyDave
Fri 20 May, 2016 00:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's this then?
Replies: 12
Views: 1333

Re: What's this then?

Thinks we better be scouring the drive and the underneath of the car for that "gasket ring" :shock:
by RockyDave
Fri 06 May, 2016 09:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Car identification.
Replies: 14
Views: 1731

Re: Car identification.

Hi there,
Hopefully this extract from the original brochure will help :rtm:
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by RockyDave
Wed 13 Apr, 2016 15:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight Cleaning
Replies: 12
Views: 1755

Re: Headlight Cleaning

If the headlight lenses are really bad I'd suggest using the "3M Headlight restoration kit"
http://www.3mdirect.co.uk/3m-headlight- ... 39073.html

I used this kit on our ancient Mk.1 Ford Focus and the kit brought them up like new!

Dave.
by RockyDave
Sun 30 Aug, 2015 22:47
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6468

Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Thanks to everyone who came along to the Cold War Jets Open Day at a rather damp Bruntingthorpe. Here's a few of the many photos I took during the day: http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s14/Davewarren8/893c4c8598350650b2f33f2edd6f3d18_zpslm2dpe4l.jpg http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s14/Davewarre...
by RockyDave
Sat 29 Aug, 2015 13:48
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6468

Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Hi,
I reckon we'll probably arrive about 9:45/ 10:00 then leave the Shearsby Bath car park at about 10:15.

Let's hope for at least a dry day tomorrow :roll:

Dave.
by RockyDave
Wed 26 Aug, 2015 12:42
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6468

Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Bump... I've amended the post with an updated list of those attending together with a route and timings: Update 26th August - Planned Route and Timings: Meet in the Six Hills Hotel car park (post code LE14 3PD) at 8:45 leave at 9:00 (NOTE: this on the northbound side of the A46 at the Six Hills turn...
by RockyDave
Tue 07 Jul, 2015 13:09
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6468

Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Hi Micktus, Have you thought of using a Travel Lodge? We booked one the other weekend and it was cheaper than a B&B and dryer than camping in this country. :wink: Just looked and TravelLodge Markfield (5 miles from us) is doing a room for £36 on their "book now" saver rate. https://www.travelodge.co...
by RockyDave
Thu 02 Jul, 2015 22:53
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6468

Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Bump...
I've amended the post with a working web link :dunce: plus a list of all who are interested, should be a great day. Providing you like your Jets LOUD! :D

Folks interested so far are: :)
Rocky Dave
Kool Flyer
Badman Gee
Mugs
DaveJue1
Bently-Boy
Althulas
by RockyDave
Mon 22 Jun, 2015 22:10
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6468

Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 2015

After the successful visit to the Newark Air Museum and the "VC10 BBQ" at the East Midlands Aeropark in 2014 Pete and I were mulling over a suitable event for 2015 :puzzle: . Thinking that Aeroplanes and Zed's always seem to be a very popular combination... How about meeting up at the Cold War Jets ...
by RockyDave
Sat 16 May, 2015 19:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215378

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A "chemical decoke", courtesy of Terraclean. Since I brought the Zed out of hibernation in April I've noticed that throttle response was a bit tardy for example when you blipped the throttle the revs didn't fall as quickly as they should. A trip to Tuna garage in Keyworth, Notts. for a Terraclean "c...
by RockyDave
Wed 06 May, 2015 00:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTD: Z3 Aerial Grommet
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: WTD: Z3 Aerial Grommet

For a "facelift car" the Aerial grommet part number is 65218411562 cost £6.39. Even better, it's dead easy to fit :wink:
by RockyDave
Sun 26 Apr, 2015 18:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cruise control retrofit on a Z3 with M54
Replies: 86
Views: 12946

Re: Cruise control retrofit on a Z3 with M54

Hi all, I've just finished fitting cruise control on my car - no problems at all with the retro fit (apart from getting those stubborn little covers off the dashboard screws :oops: ) and all works perfectly, looking forward to trying it out on the trip to Duxford next weekend :) But, does anyone kno...
by RockyDave
Wed 07 Jan, 2015 19:33
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Midland meet 16-08-15
Replies: 75
Views: 9545

Re: Midland meet 16-08-15

Hi Neil,
Put me on the list please.

Dave, Rocky Dave, Z3 2.2 Sport
by RockyDave
Fri 28 Nov, 2014 12:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Name THAT part!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1517

Re: Name THAT part!!

Hi Mark, It's the power steering cooling pipe - on RealOEM under "steering" part number 32 41 1 093 638 - if you enter the part number in RealOEM it will take you to the appropriate page. Is it hot or cold in operation? Well, it may get a little warm when operating the steering whilst parking but mo...
by RockyDave
Fri 28 Nov, 2014 11:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wanted: Plastic stud
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Re: Wanted: Plastic stud

Hey there Pete,
Real OEM calls it an "expanding rivet"
Part number 51 48 1 915 964 at $0.21 each so it'll be about a couple of quid from Sytner's :lol:
by RockyDave
Mon 03 Nov, 2014 20:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Cruise control stalk.
Replies: 5
Views: 1370

Re: Cruise control stalk.

Hi Ian,
Pm sent...
by RockyDave
Sun 02 Nov, 2014 09:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Nice 2.2 facelift with sports seats on fleabay.
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Re: Nice 2.2 facelift with sports seats on fleabay.

Interesting I spotted the same car on eBay being advertised by Riverside Autos in Stowmarket for £2995. And, looking this morning it is still up for sale :?

I wonder if it didn't meet its reserve £1600 does seem very cheap....
by RockyDave
Sun 02 Nov, 2014 09:10
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Cruise control stalk.
Replies: 5
Views: 1370

Re: Cruise control stalk.

Hi Ian,
Fitting cruise control on my Zed is a "winter tinkering job" :rtm:
If the the stalk will fit my 2002 2.2 "fly by wire" Zed I'll have it. :)

Dave
by RockyDave
Wed 15 Oct, 2014 20:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Winter Storage
Replies: 19
Views: 2960

Re: Winter Storage

Re. the Hamilton Classics Supertex cover, I bought one last December. I'm really pleased with the indoor cover It's really well made and kept my Zed snug in the garage all through last winter. Best of all Hamilton will give you 10% off as a BMWOC member. http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s14/Davewa...
by RockyDave
Sun 01 Jun, 2014 09:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z visit to the Newark Air Museum
Replies: 158
Views: 18083

Re: Z visit to the Newark Air Museum

Hi everyone, really glad the day turned out well :) When Pete suggested it in the pub one wet and dark evening we just thought we may get one or other Zeds along. How wrong we were! :shock: What a fantastic turn out and some great pictures! Here's to a warm summer of "top down motering" :sunny Dave
by RockyDave
Tue 22 Apr, 2014 19:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Flashing E on code reader
Replies: 14
Views: 873

Re: Flashing E on code reader

Sorted! :D Well, after almost a month have finally found out why my car was throwing an E10 error. Thanks to Pingu for coming across and starting me out on this journey. Interestingly, in the manual for the code reader it pointed us in the direction of pin19 not being earthed but when we checked thi...
by RockyDave
Thu 17 Apr, 2014 08:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Terraclean for 2.2 Z3 2001
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Re: Terraclean for 2.2 Z3 2001

Hi Fawdy, Really interested to hear about your experience with Terraclean, I spent some time speaking to them at the Classic Car show last year and was thinking about it as a "job for 2014" Also, in the off season I watched the Wheeler Dealer episode and that looked pretty impressive but, being a sc...
by RockyDave
Mon 07 Apr, 2014 17:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wanted NS Hella Horn
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Wanted NS Hella Horn

Well, I found out why the horn on the passenger side has stopped working - the terminal black has parted company with the body of the horn! Typical, as I had to pull the inner wheel liner to get to it just weeks after I had it removed to straighten up the bumper :head: http://i148.photobucket.com/al...
by RockyDave
Sun 23 Mar, 2014 08:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Battery Draining
Replies: 25
Views: 1622

Re: Battery Draining

One of the most useful things I have bought to monitor battery "condition" is the "CTEK CTE-56382 Comfort Indicator with 8mm Eyelet Adaptors" (Amazon £6.78) I have this connected to the battery in the boot with the three LED indicator visible, green LED means battery is fine, red LED means it's time...
by RockyDave
Sat 22 Mar, 2014 17:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CRUISE CONTROL STALK SWITCH..SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: CRUISE CONTROL STALK SWITCH..

Put me on your list if your two prospective buyers decide not to proceed :wink:
Dave.
by RockyDave
Tue 18 Mar, 2014 22:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Halfords socket sets
Replies: 25
Views: 3933

Re: Halfords socket sets

Looks like you are in luck :wink:
Halfords have a sale on, in Loughborough at least.
Many of the socket sets are down to half price, including the knuckled ring spanners that are marked down from £80 to £40...tempted
by RockyDave
Wed 12 Mar, 2014 23:01
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: 1998 BMW prices
Replies: 7
Views: 873

Re: 1998 BMW prices

For prices of a 2002 3.0 roadster take a look at the "UK Z3 2001/02 Brochures and price lists" they have posted on the Bimmer Forum The link below should work: http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1483535-Uk-Z3-2001-02-Brochures-and-price-lists They have the 3.0 litre sport listed at ...
by RockyDave
Sat 08 Mar, 2014 22:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What connects to these wires?
Replies: 2
Views: 207

What connects to these wires?

What started off as a simple job, realigning the drivers side front bumper has thrown up an electrical question. Using this thread (love the web address :D ) http://www.eatsleeptinker.com/2013/02/25/m-coupe-front-bumper-shaved-installed-gaps-adjusted/ it was a straightforward job to bring the bumper...
by RockyDave
Fri 14 Feb, 2014 21:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Problem Rear Brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 641

Problem Rear Brakes

After sorting out blown bulbs and re-painting wing mirror bases (amongst many other jobs :wink: ) I am after a bit of advice about my rear brakes... When I bought the car in September it hadn't been used much in the preceding 6 months and although It had passed its MOT OK the brake discs, particular...
by RockyDave
Sun 09 Feb, 2014 19:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: One job leads to another!
Replies: 26
Views: 1122

One job leads to another!

After purchasing my Zed 3 I noticed that far too many indicator lights were "out" so during it's winter lay-up I set too replacing them: The speedo lights were pretty straight forward but whilst replacing the instrument cluster lights I found that my airbag warning light was missing :head: still not...
by RockyDave
Sun 09 Feb, 2014 19:08
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Missing Airbag bulb in the instrument panel
Replies: 13
Views: 2497

Re: Missing Airbag bulb in the instrument panel

I really can't believe there are so many posts relating to people "covering up" the airbag warning light :head: Sorry to say I must now add to this. After having the instrument panel out to replace the three dash lights I noticed that the airbag light was missing, but unlike KoolFlyer when we invest...
by RockyDave
Sun 09 Feb, 2014 17:56
Forum: Performance
Topic: Accelerator Pedal
Replies: 28
Views: 2779

Re: Accelerator Pedal

Re your stiff bonnet cable release. I would check that the cable is routed correctly, when I purchased my Zed the bonnet release was really stiff. Investigating further, even after cleaning and lubing the mechanism it was still really "heavy" :( Then I noticed that the cable was not running straight...
by RockyDave
Sun 02 Feb, 2014 11:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z visit to the Newark Air Museum
Replies: 158
Views: 18083

Re: Z visit to the Newark Air Museum

Great to see the positive response :)
The date is in the diary, now all we need is some decent summer weather so we can all appreciate some proper "top down" driving :D
It will also be an added incentive to finish off all those part started jobs!
by RockyDave
Sun 02 Feb, 2014 11:15
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Southernboy's SCARAB II journal.
Replies: 133
Views: 16645

Re: Southernboy's Z3 journal.

Sure have, my father was born in Simonstown and we had a mega road trip in 1986 driving from Jo'burg through the Free state and the Drakensburg to Durban, then down and around the coast past Port Elizabeth to Cape Town then back up to Jo'Burg through the Karoo. Just a shame it wasn't in a car like t...
by RockyDave
Sun 02 Feb, 2014 10:47
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Southernboy's SCARAB II journal.
Replies: 133
Views: 16645

Re: Southernboy's Z3 journal.

Typical! I have just spent ~£20 on three of the self same bulbs from my local dealer, only saving grace was that he gave me 10% off as a BMWCARCLUB member :) and they were cheaper than any I could find on eBay! Let's hope changing the heater and ashtray tray bulbs is a "one time operation". By the w...
by RockyDave
Sun 02 Feb, 2014 10:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Whirring/fan noise on start up
Replies: 47
Views: 3719

Re: Whirring/fan noise on start up

Will be interesting checking out the theory about it being the "air pump"...
But to my "untrained ears it does sound like the viscous fan running. Looks like a bit more research needed :rtm: :cheers
by RockyDave
Sat 01 Feb, 2014 17:35
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Breaking - Titan Silver 2.0 1999 Z3
Replies: 59
Views: 5188

Re: Breaking - Titan Silver 2.0 1999 Z3

Many thanks for sending me the pieces of boot trim I have searching for. :)
That's another job sorted.
Now just need to sort the replacement of those heater control bulbs... :rtm:
by RockyDave
Sun 26 Jan, 2014 18:18
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Radio head unit not fitting as it should
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

Re: Radio head unit not fitting as it should

Thanks both. Have just checked and Southernboy is correct there is just a 1mm clearance above the heater control chrome rings so the the Chromdesign bezels are a "no go". In the original 2002 Zed 3 brochure it shows the business radio covering the aperture so I can only assume that it is just that b...
by RockyDave
Sun 26 Jan, 2014 17:23
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Radio head unit not fitting as it should
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

Re: Radio head unit not fitting as it should

Thanks for the comments, and I'll double check the cage and either replace it, or more likely make sure that it is fitted to the correct depth. Having said that, I still have the problem that the facia plate will have a 2mm gap around it, the 2-3mm facia trim that clivebse mentions could be the answ...
by RockyDave
Sun 26 Jan, 2014 12:37
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Radio head unit not fitting as it should
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

Re: Radio head unit not fitting as it should

Thanks for the comments / thoughts. I am pretty sure the carrier is the one for the job. When I refit the cage I'll make sure it locates the radio at the correct depth. But, I still need to resolve the problem of the JVC plastic faceplate not covering all of the aperture in the dash - I'll still hav...
by RockyDave
Sun 26 Jan, 2014 11:33
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Radio head unit not fitting as it should
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

Re: Radio head unit not fitting as it should

Yes, a radio cage is fitted. Interestingly, I have seen another Z3 sport with the metal dash and an aftermarket radio and the same problem was observed ie the radio sat too far into the dash. Here is a picture of the radio fitted in my car. http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s14/Davewarren8/th_image...
by RockyDave
Sun 26 Jan, 2014 11:16
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Radio head unit not fitting as it should
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

Radio head unit not fitting as it should

Whilst I had the radio out to replace the heater bulbs I have taken the opportunity to investigate why the radio doesn't fit as it should, specifically there is a couple of mm gap around the radio bezel and the dash. This then means that when the radio is fitted it sits too far in the dash. Investig...
by RockyDave
Sun 19 Jan, 2014 18:23
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Missing Airbag bulb in the instrument panel
Replies: 13
Views: 2497

Re: Missing Airbag bulb in the instrument panel

Thanks Robert, Yes, I read the thread about someone stuffing paper in the bulb hole - very clever :dunce: Looking through the owners manual it explains all the other "missing bulbs" except the air bag one. Interestingly there is no dim warning light so maybe all is OK :?: Here is a picture of the ba...
by RockyDave
Sun 19 Jan, 2014 11:54
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Missing Airbag bulb in the instrument panel
Replies: 13
Views: 2497

Missing Airbag bulb in the instrument panel

As a newbie to Zed ownership, the right car came up at the right price in September, just in time for our wet winter :bawl: I currently have the car cosseted in the garage, sorting out all those niggles prior to summer. This weekends job has been to replace a couple of blown bulbs in the instrument ...
by RockyDave
Sat 21 Dec, 2013 15:26
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Midland meet 17th August 2014
Replies: 96
Views: 14342

Re: Midland meet 17th August 2014

Hi, put me down as a definate in my Z3.
Lets hope we get a sunny weekend!
Regards
Dave.