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by roadvoyager1
Sun 19 Nov, 2017 19:13
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New to the parish....
Replies: 20
Views: 808

Re: New to the parish....

I was wrong t-tony returned to the UK today, so it may be possible to get in touch with him very soon. He is very helpful. Regarding the 2ltr from Japan. It is a 6 cylinder, however, with 150 bhp will not have the power of one of the larger engines (think leisurely driving rather than high speed) an...
by roadvoyager1
Sat 18 Nov, 2017 18:37
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New to the parish....
Replies: 20
Views: 808

Re: New to the parish....

Pleased that the info was of help. I am always concerned that some people may take it as patronising, especially if they have a few miles on the life clock. I think t-tony from the .org forum is on away in sunnier climes until January, however, there are a few others from .org in Lincs. so you could...
by roadvoyager1
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 20:33
Forum: RoadZ
Topic: Ardarroch to Applecross
Replies: 9
Views: 5205

Re: Ardarroch to Applecross

Drove it road using anti- clockwise route in June as part of our tour of Scotland.
Terrific view from the top. It is part of the NC500 so tends to get a bit busy but is still worth making a detour for if you are anywhere near.
by roadvoyager1
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 20:01
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New to the parish....
Replies: 20
Views: 808

Re: New to the parish....

Welcome to the world of Z3. Lets start with running costs. 4 cylinder engines use less fuel, all 6 pots get around the same;30-32mpg, dropping below 25 if you really have a heavy right foot. VED for my 2.8 is just over £20 per month and it is on the road 7 months of the year so that's £150, which yo...
by roadvoyager1
Fri 08 Sep, 2017 20:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MoT rollers and Torsen diffs
Replies: 10
Views: 1173

Re: MoT rollers and Torsen diffs

I believe LSD was standard on all 2.8ltr cars in the UK.
My MOT tester has never put my car on the rollers because it has the LSD.
by roadvoyager1
Fri 10 Jun, 2016 20:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 CLEAR COAT LACQUERED INNER BODY SHELL
Replies: 12
Views: 1583

Re: Z3 CLEAR COAT LACQUERED INNER BODY SHELL

My '99 arctic silver does not have any clearcoat in the engine bay, or boot interior. This I believe is totally standard. If your car is very early production for the Japanese market it could be an ex-motor show display/press launch car. It was not unusual for such cars to be given a non standard (f...
by roadvoyager1
Fri 10 Jun, 2016 20:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cooling system consumables of choice??
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Re: Cooling system consumables of choice??

I have a 2.8 so parts are different but we used Meyle pump, wahle valve, Valeo thermostat (used the 4 cylinder version and deleted the viscous coupled fan which you can do if you have air con), also replaced belts with Gates equivalents. Used BMW antifreeze from dealer which was almost as cheap as a...
by roadvoyager1
Sun 10 Apr, 2016 19:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window angle adjustment
Replies: 10
Views: 1123

Re: Window angle adjustment

I thought it may be helpful to share my experience with what sounds to be a similar problem to the one you have. I have adjusted my drivers door several times to try and fix a small water leak on the lower area of the A-pillar seal. The original door had severe corrosion on the top front corner and ...
by roadvoyager1
Fri 11 Mar, 2016 20:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS/ASC Module
Replies: 7
Views: 856

Re: ABS/ASC Module

I had intermittent ABS/traction lights on and pump fault showing on BMW garage code reader. Changed my ABS pump and module complete for a used one from a Z3 2.8 of the same spec. that was built a couple of months away from mine (02/99) and had never had ABS lights showing. Part numbers are identical...
by roadvoyager1
Fri 11 Mar, 2016 20:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacement Spare Wheel
Replies: 10
Views: 1301

Re: Replacement Spare Wheel

A similar size tyre is available which is 125 85 16 which is 5.5mm bigger diameter so will still fit in the carrier or 125 80 16 which is 7mm smaller in diameter. Brian, Do you know if the difference in diameter is great enough to throw up an ABS fault? Maybe not as there could be this much wear be...
by roadvoyager1
Sun 28 Feb, 2016 15:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Auxillary drive belt change.
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: Auxillary drive belt change.

This article from the Z3 knowledge base for a 2.8 litre may be of interest to you. On RealOEM the fan, thermostat and water pump seem to be common across both engines http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3631 Whilst you are replacing the belts it may be worth considering replacement o...
by roadvoyager1
Tue 29 Sep, 2015 20:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cracked rear screen - temporary repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1465

Re: Cracked rear screen - temporary repair

Had new black hood fitted 16th July 2015 and paid £400. Took him about two and a half hours. Hope that helps.
by roadvoyager1
Tue 29 Sep, 2015 20:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cracked rear screen - temporary repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1465

Re: Cracked rear screen - temporary repair

Had new black hood fitted 16th July 2015 and paid £400. Took him about two and a half hours. Hope that helps.
by roadvoyager1
Mon 28 Sep, 2015 20:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cracked rear screen - temporary repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1465

Re: Cracked rear screen - temporary repair

Same happened to my rear screen about 3 months ago. I used clear stickly backed plastic (I know it as transpaseal) sourced from Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00DQH8QMI?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00 . Cleaned both sides of the screen with meths and fitted a piece abo...
by roadvoyager1
Thu 17 Sep, 2015 20:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spare wheel
Replies: 19
Views: 1591

Re: Spare wheel

Consider using one of the tyre sealant products that are added to the tyre when it is in good condition. This should cover minor punctures. If you want a new spare, look for one from a later 3 series. They live in the boot and do not suffer with rust. The tyre will be "old" and you will have to asse...
by roadvoyager1
Thu 17 Sep, 2015 20:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My first z3.
Replies: 21
Views: 1280

Re: My first z3.

From getting the spec sheet apparently it also has a LSD which I am pleased about. Are they common on these? The cars low mileage but has limited service history. Apart from you standard service parts would anybody recommend changing / checking anything else ? LSD is very common on UK 2.8's, it was...
by roadvoyager1
Tue 08 Sep, 2015 21:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lotherton Hall 27 Sept
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Lotherton Hall 27 Sept

Hi Alan, I have booked tickets and would be happy to meet up with you (at Scotch Corner?) to drive down to Lotherton. Don't know if any of the BMWCCGB - NE members are going. Have not seen anything on their site. I also posted on .org asking if anybody was going, but have only had 4 replies so far, ...
by roadvoyager1
Fri 26 Jun, 2015 09:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 7254

Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Fully understand. For your location and circumstances Paul coming out to fit the hood or you driving to Stockport would seem the best option. For me Stockport is 3 hours + each way, so benefit of travelling to Stockport is not so great. Having family in the Midlands to visit and break the journey al...
by roadvoyager1
Thu 25 Jun, 2015 21:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 7254

Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

roadvoyager1 wrote:
Can anybody advise if the frame was updated at any time please?
Checked on realoem and frame (Part Number 54318397648) applies to all Z3 variants from 1996 to 2002.
by roadvoyager1
Thu 25 Jun, 2015 19:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 7254

Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Hi roadvoyager1. The pockets that are on the original Z3 hood is there for a specific reason and without it the hood is under considerable stress when in the up position and just at the point of locking into place. Without the pockets there is also stress on the seam from the need to tension the ho...
by roadvoyager1
Thu 25 Jun, 2015 16:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 7254

Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Rear screen on my hood split yesterday morning. Temperature was 12 deg C so must just be due to age. As it has several threadbare patches I thought the best plan was to replace the hood. Have been phoning round today and thought I would share some information. BAS int Supply only £321+vat, recommend...
by roadvoyager1
Sun 12 Apr, 2015 14:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.0 6cyl tuning options
Replies: 33
Views: 3954

Re: 2.0 6cyl tuning options

2 litre engine was fitted mid production run and replaced by the 2.2 litre at facelift (approx mid 1999), when the 2.8 was also replaced by the 3 litre. If you are more concerned with finding a Z3 in good condition with low miles a facelift (as late a 2003 reg) could be your best option. Even an old...
by roadvoyager1
Fri 10 Apr, 2015 20:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ... All Sorted
Replies: 22
Views: 3158

Re: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ... All Sorted

Sounds like I am having almost identical problems to those described by Zed Carer. Replaced the ABS pump and control module as mine was intermittently showing both ABS and ASC light. With replacement unit, from very similar spec 2.8 Z3 built 4 months before mine, ABS light is OFF but ASC is continua...
by roadvoyager1
Sun 29 Mar, 2015 11:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Error code 96: CAN Connection with EGS failed
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: Error code 96: CAN Connection with EGS failed

Connected to the 20-pin socket in the engine bay. Your comments are in line with my thoughts; a manual vehicle won't have a gearbox controller.
by roadvoyager1
Sat 28 Mar, 2015 20:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Error code 96: CAN Connection with EGS failed
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Error code 96: CAN Connection with EGS failed

We have been doing some work on the brakes of my Z3 (1999 2.8 with M52TU and manual transmission). Codes were read using a Snap-on Ethos reader and after reset, error code 96 remained. Checking on various forums it seems that EGS is the Electronic Gearbox System and refers to the controller for the ...
by roadvoyager1
Fri 27 Feb, 2015 16:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Choice, Z3 3.0 or Z4 3.0
Replies: 31
Views: 2838

Re: Choice, Z3 3.0 or Z4 3.0

Quite a dilema you have. For looks and smiles it would be the Z3 for me. For the miles you do I would think that the Z4 may be more refined. I have a 1999 Z3 2.8 manual and can add a little to the questions you ask. I wasn't planning on spending an awful lot, maybe £4K on a Z3 or £5K on a Z4. The Z3...
by roadvoyager1
Fri 06 Feb, 2015 17:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Must have a service?
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Must have a service?

Should be thinking about changing brake fluid as well. Recommended every 2 years by BMW.
by roadvoyager1
Mon 02 Feb, 2015 19:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diff and Gear oil quantities.
Replies: 11
Views: 732

Re: Diff and Gear oil quantities.

I recommend Castrol Syntrax Longlife Oil 75W-90 for the Diff and Castro Syntrans B Manual Transmission Fluid 75W for the gearbox. Tom Dave, I'm sure you will know your 2.8ltr will have a LSD which requires Castrol SAF-XJ (75-140) or equivalent, not the 75-90 for non LSD cars. I am looking to do a f...
by roadvoyager1
Sat 31 Jan, 2015 19:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.8 engine into a 2 litre body??
Replies: 11
Views: 917

Re: 2.8 engine into a 2 litre body??

Orinoco on this forum is taking parts from his 1999 2.8 following accident damage. I know he was looking to sell the shell with engine, gearbox etc. for scrap as he does not have facilities to remove the engine it. If you are prepared to take the shell away on a trailer there may be a donor car just...
by roadvoyager1
Sun 25 Jan, 2015 19:10
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTD - Wiper mechanism parts
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: WTD - Wiper mechanism parts

Orinoco (member on here) is breaking an accident damaged 2.8 Z3 and may be able to help you.
by roadvoyager1
Fri 02 Jan, 2015 15:34
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: newbie from stoke on trent
Replies: 19
Views: 2139

Re: newbie from stoke on trent

Take a look at this article from the knowledgebase. Excellent advice for someone in your position. http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9788 I started looking for a 2.0ltr thinking the bigger engines would be much heavier on fuel, however, after a bit of study all of the 6 cylinder en...
by roadvoyager1
Sun 28 Dec, 2014 16:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hafords Oil
Replies: 37
Views: 5136

Re: Hafords Oil

Just checked the 2.8 ltr engine capacity and it is 6.5 ltr of oil, so it will be 2 that get collected!!
by roadvoyager1
Sun 28 Dec, 2014 14:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hafords Oil
Replies: 37
Views: 5136

Re: Hafords Oil

Thanks for that Alan. Just been onto the Halfords site and reserved myself 4ltr for collection tomoorow.
by roadvoyager1
Sat 20 Dec, 2014 21:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insuring your Zed
Replies: 15
Views: 2166

Re: Insuring your Zed

I am with Classicline as well. Mileage is limited (but you decide what the limit is). Big advantage for me is that most pre-notified track events are covered at no additional cost. This included the Silverstone Classic Parade lap last year which I found was classed as a "track event" and any damage ...
by roadvoyager1
Thu 04 Dec, 2014 19:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ........so are we breaking the law??
Replies: 20
Views: 2127

Re: ........so are we breaking the law??

Regarding stop/start (sorry if this takes us away from the thread). I have a recent Nissan Qashqai with manual transmission. Engine cut off is effective when the car is stationary, in neutral and the clutch is not depressed. Restart is when the clutch pedal is touched and, by the time it is fully de...
by roadvoyager1
Thu 30 Oct, 2014 20:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steel brake line replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1280

Re: Steel brake line replacement

If you are intending to keep the car I would suggest you investigate replacing the steel pipes with copper. I am lucky that mine was done before I bought it. Copper will deteriorate with time but last longer than steel. The bulk of the cost (or effort if you do it yourself) will be in the labour. I ...
by roadvoyager1
Fri 29 Aug, 2014 20:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insurance valuations
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: Insurance valuations

If you want an agreed value then you need to pay more for a policy with a specialist broker as they are not seen generally as being of classic status by most insurers. Classicline who I mentioned earlier in this thread do see the Z3 as a "Modern Classic" so there should be no problem. Also I can co...
by roadvoyager1
Fri 29 Aug, 2014 20:29
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Suspension refresh and upgrade - parts list and where to buy
Replies: 13
Views: 2089

Re: Suspension refresh and upgrade - parts list and where to

Thanks Del, I will see if there are any other opinions posted, but a basic restore to original seems to be your advice. My wallet would be happy with this as it will also need to fund a cooling system (pump, belts and hoses), exhaust (fully replacement) and brake (rear calipers/discs-front already d...
by roadvoyager1
Fri 29 Aug, 2014 10:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insurance valuations
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: Insurance valuations

Have a look at Classicline Insurance [url=http://www.classiclineinsurance.co.uk/url]. I recently issured with them and was very pleased with the overall package they offer. I have a "Modern Classics" policy which is for cars over 10 years old and a limited mileage (I have 5,000). European insurance ...
by roadvoyager1
Fri 29 Aug, 2014 08:49
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Suspension refresh and upgrade - parts list and where to buy
Replies: 13
Views: 2089

Re: Suspension refresh and upgrade - parts list and where to

I have a pre-facelift 1999 2.8ltr which runs on stock (mainly original) suspension and 16" wheels. At almost 80K miles I am thinking it will soon be time for a suspension refresh. The car is for road use and must be comfortable for 200+ mile runs. It would seem that almost all of the above posted re...
by roadvoyager1
Mon 07 Jul, 2014 20:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Undertray
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: Undertray

My 1999 2,8 only has the small tray behind the bumper.

I would imagine that the bigger engines require more cooling and a bigger tray may restrict the airflow through the radiator. Possibly not too much of a problem in the UK but if you were heading to a warmer area it may be a concern.
by roadvoyager1
Sat 05 Jul, 2014 18:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: foot well lighting
Replies: 161
Views: 19841

Re: foot well lighting

Did you develop the headlamp edge kit you were working on? If so could you post some details please. Thanks
by roadvoyager1
Thu 26 Jun, 2014 18:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: roof knifed
Replies: 13
Views: 598

Re: roof knifed

I think the thread John mentions is on .org. http://zroadster.org/threads/hood-repla ... 970/page-3.
by roadvoyager1
Fri 13 Jun, 2014 22:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Where to store z3 tonneau cover?
Replies: 19
Views: 821

Re: Where to store z3 tonneau cover?

Mine goes in the boot, when the roof is up, and that includes when the car in the garage. The previous owners lived in a rural area and kept the cover in their garage. They were mortified to find the mice had attacked it when the got it out to hand over with the car. The top looks fine but the fabri...
by roadvoyager1
Sat 24 May, 2014 14:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M Roadster or 2.8 wide body?
Replies: 29
Views: 3773

Re: M Roadster or 2.8 wide body?

Take a look in the knowledge base for Z3, plenty of information and advice there. I believe all 2.8s are wide body with smaller (4cyl) engines having the narrow body until facelift after which all were wide body with restyled rear wings. I have a 2.8 and there is plenty of power for my needs, howeve...
by roadvoyager1
Sat 17 May, 2014 08:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS & TC light on after insp 2 and brake fluid change
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: ABS & TC light on after insp 2 and brake fluid change

With the background information you have I would be very suspicious as well. I would take your car back to the main dealer and complain that after 2000 miles the bushes have been recommended for change and query if they may have been faulty (I presume they would be covered by a repair warranty for a...
by roadvoyager1
Fri 16 May, 2014 11:45
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 18 May
Replies: 62
Views: 8051

Re: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 18 May

Add me (Roadvoyager1) to the list for Boroughbridge please.

See you there.
by roadvoyager1
Fri 18 Apr, 2014 16:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: New Project - Breaking Z3 1.9 artic silver narrow body
Replies: 119
Views: 11380

Re: New Project - Breaking Z3 1.9 artic silver narrow body

Well that looks pretty much the same as mine, which does have ASC, except for only having 5 pipes attached to the valve block instead of my 6. The pump on mine only says ASC, but the control board case says ABS+ASC - see http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=331975#p331975 I take it that t...
by roadvoyager1
Fri 18 Apr, 2014 10:33
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: New Project - Breaking Z3 1.9 artic silver narrow body
Replies: 119
Views: 11380

Re: New Project - Breaking Z3 1.9 artic silver narrow body

Sorry I don't have one with the part no. the 1.9 I'm breaking is - 34511164047 the 2.0 I'm breaking is - 34511164896 Cheers Checked on RealOEM. The 2.0 is a different part although the 1.9 should be the same. If you get one that may be suitable please let me know. As an aside - Interestingly neithe...