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by Thesurveyor
Tue 15 Nov, 2016 17:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1998 RARE Z3M Roadster * BREAKING * About 500 Remaining
Replies: 86
Views: 9448

Re: 1998 RARE Z3M Roadster * BREAKING * About 500 Remaining

Any news on that oil temperature gauge please Yamsel?

Thanks

Steve
by Thesurveyor
Mon 07 Nov, 2016 15:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1998 RARE Z3M Roadster * BREAKING * About 500 Remaining
Replies: 86
Views: 9448

Re: 1998 RARE Z3M Roadster * BREAKING * About 500 Remaining

I'll take a chance on that as long as its clean and tidy (and cheap enough!)
Please let me know, I'm using an American one at the moment graduated in Fahrenheit not Celsius
by Thesurveyor
Mon 07 Nov, 2016 11:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1998 RARE Z3M Roadster * BREAKING * About 500 Remaining
Replies: 86
Views: 9448

Re: 1998 RARE Z3M Roadster * BREAKING * About 500 Remaining

Hi Yamsel, can I have a price for the oil temperature gauge please?
Thanks
by Thesurveyor
Fri 04 Nov, 2016 17:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1998 RARE Z3M Roadster * BREAKING * About 500 Remaining
Replies: 86
Views: 9448

Re: 1998 Z3M Roadster * BREAKING *

Yes please.
The oil temp gauge if you have it and its in good condition. (and it works!)
by Thesurveyor
Thu 03 Nov, 2016 15:13
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Northern Spain in a Z3M
Replies: 10
Views: 1460

Re: Northern Spain in a Z3M

There are a couple of "Z" related things that I forgot to say in this write up. The first is the number of Z series cars seen whilst in Spain, and this amounted to 3: a red Z4 that I glimpsed on the move in San Sebastian at the beginning of the holiday and then two Z3s that were parked up in Girona....
by Thesurveyor
Tue 25 Oct, 2016 17:30
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Northern Spain in a Z3M
Replies: 10
Views: 1460

Northern Spain in a Z3M

So a bit of an explanation is called for before the pictures I think. Mrs Thesurveyor and myself have an empty nest; a situation that I know is not unfamiliar to a few of us on this forum. We also both work full time and so when it came to a holiday this year we basically had a wide choice available...
by Thesurveyor
Fri 21 Oct, 2016 19:12
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Rear spring replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Re: Rear spring replacement

So, this is what my lovely (driven just 500 miles at this point) new spring looked like just before going off to Spain. Quite a marked difference to the KW picture posted earlier. No bump stop at the bottom and far less of the thread visible on the top adjuster. You would think that this would make ...
by Thesurveyor
Thu 06 Oct, 2016 08:08
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Rear spring replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Re: Rear spring replacement

For the sake of completeness and to help others that might find this thread in the future, I have now completely cured the knock from that back end of the car. I did this by.......putting the old springs back on. I can confirm that short lengths of 12mm aquarium pipe cut into a spiral and wrapped ar...
by Thesurveyor
Fri 30 Sep, 2016 14:20
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Rear spring replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Re: Rear spring replacement

I hear what you say about the ride heights but mine really did not change after the install so hopefully putting the old ones back won't hike the back end up in the air. My internet research indicates that so called "spring bind" is a significant problem with KW gear (wish Id known before) One possi...
by Thesurveyor
Thu 29 Sep, 2016 21:57
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Rear spring replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Re: Rear spring replacement

Thanks for the picture. It looks like yours has been lowered since there is more thread above the screw adjuster than I have. I don't know if it matters but the instructions that came with mine said to use the original bottom pad only. No bump stop apparently required. I'm just confused. Your coils ...
by Thesurveyor
Thu 29 Sep, 2016 16:20
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Rear spring replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Rear spring replacement

I have had the KW replacement suspension fitted to the M, and while all seemed well at first the new rear set up is knocking and making a real racket. The garage that fitted them have been good but they put it down to a lack of a top spring pad in the suspension kit (purpose made for my car!). They ...
by Thesurveyor
Wed 07 Sep, 2016 15:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Free M Suspension Parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1061

Re: Free M Suspension Parts

I have had a look and there are no part numbers visible on the rear springs. I had replacement Konis on the rear when I bought the car so no help there. The front struts are Sachs, part number 1-0211-37-634-A if that is of any help. They have the BMW roundel and the words MRoadster on them so I'm su...
by Thesurveyor
Fri 02 Sep, 2016 11:30
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Free M Suspension Parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1061

Free M Suspension Parts

I have just upgraded my Z to a custom KW suspension set up. Its only variant 1 so nothing too radical and the ride height is standard. I have kept the old front struts and the four springs. Obviously they are not in the first flush of youth (18 years old and 98k miles) but neither are they broken or...
by Thesurveyor
Sat 07 May, 2016 06:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: le mans 24 hr
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: le mans 24 hr

Taking the Z this year I'm pleased to say. Will be in Tertre Rouge from Tuesday 'til Monday. Taking our time on the way down rather than hacking down the motorways.
by Thesurveyor
Wed 13 Apr, 2016 22:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Kent meet up
Replies: 14
Views: 1372

Re: Kent meet up

Yes I know it. Always wondered about it.
When does everyone fancy?
by Thesurveyor
Thu 07 Apr, 2016 14:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Kent meet up
Replies: 14
Views: 1372

Re: Kent meet up

I'm in Dartford, so I'll be up for it.
by Thesurveyor
Fri 29 Jan, 2016 13:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M50 manifold
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: M50 manifold

I had an M50 and BBTB fitted professionally to my 1998 2.8 before a remap. It made about 193 BHP I think (sold now). That lot cost about a grand and I sold it soon after! Anyway the difference was apparent with the first turn of the key even inside the car. Sounded great, can't say I noticed a huge ...
by Thesurveyor
Sat 02 Jan, 2016 00:10
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Wheel Opinion
Replies: 13
Views: 3131

Re: Wheel Opinion

For what it's worth, I don't like those at all.
For me the original wheels are a big part of the M's image.
by Thesurveyor
Fri 27 Nov, 2015 22:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anybody want to buy my Z3 3.0
Replies: 53
Views: 4655

Re: Anybody want to buy my Z3 3.0

Yes, I managed to lose money on my Porsche!
Still the M has proven to be a much better investment already and given the limited numbers around I think it's a good bet in the medium term.
by Thesurveyor
Fri 27 Nov, 2015 18:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anybody want to buy my Z3 3.0
Replies: 53
Views: 4655

Re: Anybody want to buy my Z3 3.0

I agree with Lightning (well I would, my M has had ten owners). I understand a feeling that a car with loads of previous may be a lemon that is quickly shifted on by each successive keeper but on the other hand each new owner will have loved the car to bits, at least for a while, and done everything...
by Thesurveyor
Sat 07 Nov, 2015 01:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New soft-top fitting
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: New soft-top fitting

I used Hot Hoods on my M and they did a fine job. No complaints at all.
I did buy the top quality version,though without seeing the basic one it's difficult to make a sensible comparison.
by Thesurveyor
Tue 06 Oct, 2015 12:33
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Hard Top
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: Hard Top

Ah yes, last week for me. I like the car as a coupe myself and look forward to putting the roof on each autumn.


Image
by Thesurveyor
Wed 09 Sep, 2015 17:10
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Iron filings on paintwork?
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: Iron filings on paintwork?

Apparently Fiat 500s suffered from a similar problem. My cousin was told that the cars were moved around from the factory on railway carriages and that the dust and rubbish from the train brakes got onto the paint and burnt tiny rusty holes just as described above. Lots of warranty claims allegedly.
by Thesurveyor
Fri 04 Sep, 2015 18:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215443

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

I've also ticked off another job from my initial list recently (bought car in May 2014) and this was a curiously satisfying one. The analogue clock in the dashboard just did not keep good time at all. I could just about rely on it if I set it right when I started a journey since it would lose about ...
by Thesurveyor
Fri 04 Sep, 2015 16:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215443

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

£523 all in. Not cheap but it was all BMW parts and he's the top guy in the field ( I have no affiliation at all by the way). He even signs the screen in an area that can't be seen once it is in place. Its a long story but when I considered claiming on insurance one "technician" for a major windscre...
by Thesurveyor
Fri 04 Sep, 2015 16:18
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: M Roadster Breaking on EBay
Replies: 2
Views: 540

M Roadster Breaking on EBay

Apparently so. Its in Norfolk
Item #181836708711
by Thesurveyor
Fri 04 Sep, 2015 15:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215443

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A nice new windscreen!! A new BMW OEM example with a new weather strip around the outside and even a new airbag warning sticker. All fitted by Glasstec as a private job rather than through insurance. Paul said my old one was original so that didn't do too badly at all, 17 years and 96,000 miles and ...
by Thesurveyor
Fri 04 Sep, 2015 15:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: On Board Computer
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: On Board Computer

I remember having to phone around quite a few breakers before finding one in Scotland (I'm in Kent). About £40 I think from memory
by Thesurveyor
Fri 04 Sep, 2015 15:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: On Board Computer
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: On Board Computer

Had this with my first 2.8 Z and.............................its broken I'm afraid. If you search you will find all sorts of witchcraft about removing and replacing certain fuses but it does not work and your time will be better spent getting on to Andy (spursfaninacoupe) or similar to find a new (o...
by Thesurveyor
Sat 25 Jul, 2015 10:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What Fitting'sare needed for a hard top
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: What Fitting'sare needed for a hard top

A search on here will turn up pictures I am sure....but there are two special pointy had headed screws to hold the front to the top of the screen (BMW still stock these). Then you take out ( a bit brutal) the foam packing space pieces from the areas around the hood frame mounting points. There are t...
by Thesurveyor
Fri 24 Jul, 2015 13:36
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: A/C Condenser
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: A/C Condenser

I had mine replaced last year Mike. A specialist did it on the drive and only had to jack up the front and put it on stands. It did come out from beneath without too much more dismantling than taking out the headlights and the undertray.The bumper stayed put as far as I remember. I had a pattern rep...
by Thesurveyor
Sun 28 Jun, 2015 00:40
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: A2 London Bound
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: A2 London Bound

Yes I'm in West Dartford Alan.
Mine is an estoril M Roadster but there is also a black 2.2 in my road that is not out and about much. I get the feeling that there are not that many Z3s
in everyday use now.
There have also not been any local cruises or meets for us in the south east this year.
by Thesurveyor
Sat 27 Jun, 2015 00:36
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: A2 London Bound
Replies: 3
Views: 506

A2 London Bound

Black 1.9'Facelift this morning going into London past Bexley. Top down very pretty blond girl driving. Looked great. Had an NZ country sticker on boot. Lovely, I was in my daily not the BM, it always pleases me how good our cars must look to others. Why do I feel jealous when I have one in the gara...
by Thesurveyor
Sun 07 Jun, 2015 22:24
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Goodwood Breakfast Club
Replies: 11
Views: 1637

Re: Goodwood Breakfast Club

Did you go Jewell?
Looked for you but there was only one Z3M there and that was an Estoril blue carbon copy of mine. Perhaps that's why they didn't want mine as well (reg S1 .....) Mind you there must have been a hundred MX5s there and I only counted 3 Z3s I think.
by Thesurveyor
Thu 28 May, 2015 18:08
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Goodwood Breakfast Club
Replies: 11
Views: 1637

Re: Goodwood Breakfast Club

No, no love for my M either. Anyone know what is available for breakfast. Seriously, Mrs The Surveyor would not go to the end of our garden to see a tasty motor but some locally cured bacon and a free range egg devoured in an impressive setting might just get her out of the house early on the 7th Ju...
by Thesurveyor
Thu 21 May, 2015 14:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone recognise this?
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Re: Anyone recognise this?

I don't think the rear panel is wrong. Just been out to look at mine and the centre section between the pipes is at a different angle to the lower parts of the bumper on the outsides of the pipes that makes it more difficult to see. The photo casts the centre section in shade but I think that it is ...
by Thesurveyor
Sun 26 Apr, 2015 22:50
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Silver M Coupe on Dartford Bridge
Replies: 0
Views: 294

Silver M Coupe on Dartford Bridge

About 8.15 Sunday eve very tidy with personal plate ending OUP. I was in daily motor myself and as usual I felt kind of jealous of driver in the M even though I have one in the garage myself, weird that.
by Thesurveyor
Sat 25 Apr, 2015 08:04
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Goodwood Breakfast Club
Replies: 11
Views: 1637

Re: Goodwood Breakfast Club

Yes, me too! Do you think they will want two M's ?
by Thesurveyor
Wed 22 Apr, 2015 22:19
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Fuel Gauge Issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 782

Re: Fuel Gauge Issue?

I had a problem with the gauge on my 2.8 whereby it would go no further than 2/3 full but would behave OK once it "caught up with itself". Totally cured by new sender but this is combined with the pump so it's more costly and involved than it might be. Also involves cutting a hole in the carpet behi...
by Thesurveyor
Tue 14 Apr, 2015 22:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215443

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Inspection 2 and an MOT.
Not cheap no but it sailed through MOT with no advisories and they did not uncover any nasties whilst changing all the fluids and adjusting the tappets etc so it could have been much worse.
Spark plugs are £15 each!
by Thesurveyor
Tue 24 Mar, 2015 07:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED - Z3M outside temp sensor
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: WANTED - Z3M outside temp sensor

The M part is very different from the standard and fits in an entirely different place. Mine was playing up when I bought the car and I bought one from a dealer last year for about £100. No trouble to get just expensive. However once I had cleaned up all the connections (it is in a wheel arch) it wo...
by Thesurveyor
Fri 20 Mar, 2015 22:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hooked wrench for Z3 hard-top adjustment.
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Hooked wrench for Z3 hard-top adjustment.

It's easy to adjust the hard top fixings once it is off the car, you don't really need this to undo the locking nut. Well I didn't.
by Thesurveyor
Fri 20 Mar, 2015 22:17
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M Roadster for sale on ebay
Replies: 35
Views: 2706

Re: M Roadster for sale on ebay

Something doesn't add up here. It's being advertised under "wheel rims" by a BMW master technician?
The last one to sell on Ebay went for £10,800, and the only other is at £13,995.
Very poor pictures too.
by Thesurveyor
Wed 18 Mar, 2015 14:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 1996-1999 Brochure?
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Z3 1996-1999 Brochure?

I have an official (launch?) brochure dated 1995, its short on technical information but long on pretty pictures and includes Goldeneye references as well. Would be happy to scan for you but its an odd square shape bigger than my scanner bed. Could photograph may be? Don't want to sell though, its j...
by Thesurveyor
Fri 06 Mar, 2015 14:40
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: wiring fuse box
Replies: 26
Views: 1874

Re: wiring fuse box

I have removed and changed the fuse box (the clips on the side were broken in my case) and like Barry says, it is a fiddle but perfectly possible.
Between Barry and myself we wrote and described a pretty good "how to" and if you search the site then you will find it somewhere.

Steve
by Thesurveyor
Wed 04 Mar, 2015 14:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's a Z3M worth?
Replies: 32
Views: 3057

Re: What's a Z3M worth?

Now at £26,995, I notice that he has only had it 5 months, wonder what he paid from a main dealer with a warranty?

Nice of him test the water for the rest of us owners, lets hope the buyer (eventually) comes on here and tells us what they actually paid in the end.
by Thesurveyor
Fri 27 Feb, 2015 17:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air con leak.
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Air con leak.

The gunge is a luminous dye that they put into the system precisely to tell whereabouts a leak is occurring. The good news is that you have found your leak. I had a specialist out about three times to mine last year and have ended up with a new condenser (the radiator looking thing behind the fan), ...
by Thesurveyor
Mon 22 Dec, 2014 00:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ZM and 3.0 sport
Replies: 23
Views: 3122

Re: ZM and 3.0 sport

It's boring but true. Demand vs. supply.
Just looked on Pistonheads classified and there is one M roadster in uk and one in Holland for sale. (How many left" reckons about 550 left in total) I counted 4,Bugatti Veyrons for sale on same site.
by Thesurveyor
Wed 05 Nov, 2014 09:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fitting cruise control
Replies: 48
Views: 6568

Re: Fitting cruise control

Hi, I have fitted cruise control to two pre facelift cars now and did not have the troubles you are experiencing finding the connectors. A couple of things to look for just in case you have a rogue early loom or something similar. The connector for the actuator unit is very easy to find without taki...
by Thesurveyor
Fri 24 Oct, 2014 17:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - pre facelift heated rear window switch.
Replies: 6
Views: 1000

Re: Wanted - pre facelift heated rear window switch.

I have one.
If Kondor or anyone else would like it then please PM me.