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by Parki
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 12:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Avfew bits for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1191

Re: Z3 Avfew bits for sale

Hi - do you still have wind deflector? what width is it & is it good condition?
Thanks
by Parki
Wed 22 Nov, 2017 15:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear tracking?
Replies: 8
Views: 916

Re: Rear tracking?

Thanks for all help - you are right about Haynes manual. Now I will have to apologise to mechanic.
by Parki
Tue 21 Nov, 2017 15:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear tracking?
Replies: 8
Views: 916

Rear tracking?

My '97 1.9 failed its MOT due to tyre wear- all 4 were worn around outer of tread - I was told this is 'toe out' & have just bought 4 new tyres & asked for 4 wheel tracking to be done. Mechanic told me no rear adjustment is possible but rears are at factory setting. Haynes manual states rear trackin...
by Parki
Mon 14 Nov, 2016 20:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic hardware
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Re: Diagnostic hardware

ok thanks for all that - so now I need someone with diagnostic abilities for an early version near me (half way between Newcastle & Berwick just off the A1)
I see from the posted list it's either Lancaster or Scotland (both 3 hrs away) - anyone nearer?
Thanks
by Parki
Mon 14 Nov, 2016 11:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic hardware
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Diagnostic hardware

Hi - sorry if this has been raised before but I have searched previous threads & am getting more confused. I am trying to buy diagnostic equipment for my 1.9 Z3 reg 3/97 with 20 pin socket under bonnet. I have seen 2 that appear to be ok - 1 is BMW USB + OBD Diagnostic *Cable set* UK GT1 Ediabas Inp...
by Parki
Sun 30 Oct, 2016 11:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Emmission failure/pass
Replies: 8
Views: 1045

Re: MOT Emmission failure/pass

Again, thanks for in puts. I've got plenty of things to check & it makes sense to go down self diagnostic route. As I was trying to say before, it is not a nissan micra & if the car is happy then so am I - just need to prove to myself it is. Again thanks for all the help, lots to ponder on.
by Parki
Sat 29 Oct, 2016 11:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Emmission failure/pass
Replies: 8
Views: 1045

Re: MOT Emmission failure/pass

Thanks for responses - will check hoses/bellows for leaks & yes Eng oil temp was by passed so its likely it was not 'hot' when failed. But mpg IS poorish & I know we dont drive zeds for economy but don't like the feeling somethings not right so a diagnostic check seems to be the next step - would a ...
by Parki
Thu 27 Oct, 2016 14:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Emmission failure/pass
Replies: 8
Views: 1045

Re: MOT Emmission failure/pass

Hi Del - tester said it was warm at first test but I was not present - obviously it was warm enough 2nd time. Thermostat replaced recently when temp guage failed to get to 12 o clock position as it does now within about 5/10 mins. Have also replaced Engine temp & exhaust sensers some months ago.
by Parki
Thu 27 Oct, 2016 10:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Emmission failure/pass
Replies: 8
Views: 1045

MOT Emmission failure/pass

Help - I took my 1.9 '97 for MOT on Monday & it failed due to emmissions too high - Fast Idle test - CO failed at 6.546! (max 0.3) HC passed 180 (200max) Lambda read 0.826 marked as fail although max limit is 1.03(?). 2nd fast idle test - CO failed at 5.721! HC passed at 177 & Lambda failed at 0.848...
by Parki
Thu 06 Oct, 2016 10:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spa 6 Hours weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Spa 6 Hours weekend

Had a great weekend in September at the Spa 6 hours event - good weather, lots of older fast cars driven by older fast guys. I was buzzed by porsches on the motorway which seem to have to travel in convoy but did see 1 other Z3 parked in the 'classic' car park along with lots of great cars as the Be...
by Parki
Tue 04 Oct, 2016 17:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB Off side Tail light lens
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: WTB Off side Tail light lens

pm sent
thanks
by Parki
Tue 04 Oct, 2016 17:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FREE: 1998 1.9 Engine and/or bones of car
Replies: 8
Views: 1469

Re: FREE: 1998 1.9 Engine and/or bones of car

Do you have an off side tail light lens?
by Parki
Tue 04 Oct, 2016 11:53
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB Off side Tail light lens
Replies: 2
Views: 542

WTB Off side Tail light lens

I am in need of replacing mine after losing an arguement with a hand rail in a multi storey car park - pre face lift '97 - anyone got one spare?
Thanks
by Parki
Sun 12 Jun, 2016 09:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear wings. Different sizes?
Replies: 15
Views: 1341

Re: Rear wings. Different sizes?

Just checked on my P reg 1.9 - there is a small flare over wheel arch easily missed in wrong light so bottom wing seems right for 97 model cant tell in top picture.
by Parki
Tue 24 May, 2016 18:33
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB Cigarette lighter plug
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Re: WTB Cigarette lighter plug

ok can i pm you?
by Parki
Tue 24 May, 2016 15:15
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB Cigarette lighter plug
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Re: WTB Cigarette lighter plug

yes thats it
by Parki
Tue 24 May, 2016 13:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For sale - square (pre-facelift) Z3 OBC clock trip computer
Replies: 7
Views: 1147

Re: For sale - square (pre-facelift) Z3 OBC clock trip compu

My friendly mechanic tells me when car makers change specs they use up existing parts off the shelf until they get to the new bits so a car built 2 mins after another may have different spec!
by Parki
Tue 24 May, 2016 13:23
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB Cigarette lighter plug
Replies: 6
Views: 613

WTB Cigarette lighter plug

has anyone got the plug in bit spare? - the socket lights & works a tyre compressor so that bits ok. Thanks
by Parki
Sat 12 Dec, 2015 17:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 hard top fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Re: Z3 hard top fitting

Having fitted my hard top 2 or 3 times now I would advise slacking off ALLfixings for brackets & the knurled & locking nuts on hardtop fixing itself finger tight. Removing all covers at this stage makes life easier. Then locate the 'pins' in the 'holes' in brackets & move top around to even out gaps...
by Parki
Mon 16 Nov, 2015 15:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Joined the 360 club
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: Joined the 360 club

Might be worth checking your springs - when they let go it can upset things whilst turning.
by Parki
Fri 13 Nov, 2015 21:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slump in mpg?
Replies: 15
Views: 1386

Re: Slump in mpg?

Diagnostic showed fault with oxygen sensor upstream of catalyser code (P0130) dealer estimated £300 to replace sensor! Local garage warned sensor could be ok but picking up other fault but replaced for less than £100 (bit of a bugger apparently) Just done 70 mile round trip & mpg display is improvin...
by Parki
Tue 10 Nov, 2015 12:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Shims
Replies: 16
Views: 1738

Re: Shims

ok thanks for that - guess the hard top was an afterthought - next time the top is off, i may look to drill a well/hole for pins to go in to.
by Parki
Tue 10 Nov, 2015 10:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bought a Z3 in Impala brown
Replies: 15
Views: 1902

Re: Bought a Z3 in Impala brown

A tan hood would really set off this body colour - I have just fitted one to my Boston Green - looks good (I will try to send photos when I can )
by Parki
Tue 10 Nov, 2015 10:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Shims
Replies: 16
Views: 1738

Re: Shims

Hi Robert T or Peter2b or anyone else just fitted their hard top - have just fitted mine which seems ok - front is secured & rear handles have locked back but have noticed looking back under the rear window trim the 2 rubber blocks are sitting on the pins which secure the soft top at windscreen. Thi...
by Parki
Wed 28 Oct, 2015 20:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slump in mpg?
Replies: 15
Views: 1386

Re: Slump in mpg?

Again thanks for inputs - I think some of the possible causes would have reduced mpg gradually & before MOT but electrics & bits can go overnight. My Haynes manual suggests cheapest route is to get complete diagnostic check by Dealer & go from there? Will let you know how I get on.
by Parki
Wed 28 Oct, 2015 09:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slump in mpg?
Replies: 15
Views: 1386

Re: Slump in mpg?

Thanks for all input - I'm sure its not a reset/calibration issue as fuel guage is half full after only 120 miles so its definitely running rich. As del suggested this could have been due to leak in exhaust system but has only started after MOT so its likely to be something the garage has done. I wi...
by Parki
Mon 26 Oct, 2015 11:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slump in mpg?
Replies: 15
Views: 1386

Slump in mpg?

Hi all - my 1.9 Auto recently had an MOT which failed on ' major leak of exhaust gasses ' & ' exhaust emmission Carbon monoxide content after 2nd fast idle excessive'. I was told the exhaust needed welding & car was then passed ok. Driving away,I noticed mpg display was low 20's but put this down to...
by Parki
Thu 22 Oct, 2015 11:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Tyres Advice Please
Replies: 17
Views: 1656

Re: New Tyres Advice Please

Uniroyals for me too - fitted them to my Mx5 years ago to stop the tail end coming round in the wet on Dunlops - never had any bother since so fitted them when I bought my Z - again no problems, including driving (steadily) in snow/icy ungritted roads last winter.
by Parki
Thu 08 Oct, 2015 11:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop with fitting kit
Replies: 16
Views: 1537

Re: Hardtop with fitting kit

A complete hard top fitting kit went for £360 last pm on ebay - the hard tops need to be in the right colour so may be more difficult to shift?
by Parki
Thu 08 Oct, 2015 11:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: what the heck are these
Replies: 13
Views: 1015

Re: what the heck are these

Hi all - has anyone tried removing these & what would be/was the effect on handling? Acceleration should be better?
by Parki
Fri 18 Sep, 2015 19:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Parts for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Parts for sale

Hi - what size is the wind deflector & does it fold down/stay up ok?
by Parki
Tue 25 Aug, 2015 20:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Windscreen Wipers rubbing on bonnet.
Replies: 9
Views: 944

Re: Windscreen Wipers rubbing on bonnet.

You can either adjust the bonnet to raise the clearance which is a 2 person p i t a or remove wiper arm & bend to clear.
by Parki
Sun 23 Aug, 2015 08:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: how much are they worth?
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: how much are they worth?

A bm dealer will quote you new prices - look on ebay etc to give an offer price?
by Parki
Sun 23 Aug, 2015 08:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight switch knob
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: Headlight switch knob

Will track one down - thanks for the info.
by Parki
Sat 22 Aug, 2015 18:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight switch knob
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: Headlight switch knob

Wow! So how long have they been unscrewing things to the left? I was worried about damaging the switch itself - job done but what happened to the hex nut? Thanks Althulas for the gen.
by Parki
Sat 22 Aug, 2015 09:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight switch knob
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Headlight switch knob

Hi all, my headlight switch cover came off whilst travelling & decided to fit new knob & cover - following 'how to replace this switch' link , I cannot see the hex nut to undo it - the new knob has a metal insert which carries a thread & I'm wondering if my old one has been glued in position? Any su...
by Parki
Sun 12 Jul, 2015 13:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CD Player not working.
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: CD Player not working.

Hi Bob, extracting player from boot is fairly easy - if i remember right there are 3 bolts holding frame to the boot & then screws attaching player to frame - there are threads on this (use search) but when you have the cover off the gearwheels can be lightly oiled & eased into use - did mine recent...
by Parki
Sun 21 Jun, 2015 07:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: First Test Drive of a 2.8 Z3
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

Re: First Test Drive of a 2.8 Z3

I have no experience of 2.8's but in general if you have any doubts about a car - unless you know exactly what needs fixing & how much that will be & that is reflected in the price - walk away - there are lots of examples out there so try a few more - if you walk away from a good one you'll never kn...
by Parki
Wed 10 Jun, 2015 10:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CD Multi Changer
Replies: 21
Views: 2564

Re: CD Multi Changer

just to update my saga - I plugged the unit in but the discs would only go 3/4 way across & NO DISK showed. I added a few drops of light machine oil to cog wheels & the pin where the tray is pulled by - left it 1/2 hour & it started playing! Now I have to decide do I keep my present set up or do I g...
by Parki
Sun 07 Jun, 2015 10:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CD Multi Changer
Replies: 21
Views: 2564

Re: CD Multi Changer

Just for anyone interested in removing a stuck disc - using the white cog wheels inside the unit - the vertical wheels shift the tray in & out - the bigger horizontal wheel raises the disc - just done it, now i have to re plug the changer & see if it operates normally?
by Parki
Thu 07 May, 2015 11:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: four winter tyres on rims,£80 no offers.Wirral.Photos added.
Replies: 6
Views: 1433

Re: four winter tyres on rims,£80 no offers.Wirral.Photos ad

I still have 4 of these if anybodys interested £80? Buyer to collect or pay courier - I'm in Northumberland.
by Parki
Wed 22 Apr, 2015 21:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wind Deflector - Pre-facelift no roll hoops Fitting
Replies: 8
Views: 1347

Re: Wind Deflector - Pre-facelift no roll hoops Fitting

Hi Mark I used some self tappers about 3/4" long 3/16" wide with big enough heads (about 5/16") Then I drilled a small hole (about 1/16") & tried to screw the bracket in place - can't remember exactly now but if its too tight try reaming it out a bit until you get a tight fit - you could practice in...
by Parki
Sun 15 Mar, 2015 15:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wind Deflector - Pre-facelift no roll hoops Fitting
Replies: 8
Views: 1347

Re: Wind Deflector - Pre-facelift no roll hoops Fitting

Hi Z3 Mark - I fitted this type to my '97 - will look up any info I've got - basically once you have the curved trim with the seat belt towers off, place deflector in the brackets on the cross frame & mark the 2 or 3 holes, drill & screw them down - tricky part is marking the underside of the trim p...
by Parki
Sat 07 Feb, 2015 09:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Disconnecting alarm?
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Disconnecting alarm?

Robert T - yes your right, I've turned off the siren & LED not flashing - LED was flashing during siren going off but 'hazards' did not. As car is 'quiet' will leave problem for now & attempt alarm re programming during warmer weather. Agree,the connector blocks unlikely to be problem. Still not see...
by Parki
Fri 06 Feb, 2015 16:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Disconnecting alarm?
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Disconnecting alarm?

Robert T - I have only been locking with the key, manually - when I got her last year, the 'bricks' were not communicating with alarm unit even with new batteries & have not got round to re educating alarm. Have now turned alarm off (I hope) & I'll be happy to keep it off - no one ever takes any not...
by Parki
Fri 06 Feb, 2015 11:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Disconnecting alarm?
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Disconnecting alarm?

Yes - unlocked, started engine, drove off & then alarm sounded.
by Parki
Fri 06 Feb, 2015 08:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Disconnecting alarm?
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Disconnecting alarm?

Thanks Bladerunner919 - could not see the slots in the alarm 'lock' - have managed to turn it in daylight so hoping thats shut up. Will try disconnecting bonnet switch - when I started her this morning all seemed ok then alarm came on after driving 1/4 mile - would bonnet switch theory fit that? The...
by Parki
Fri 06 Feb, 2015 04:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Disconnecting alarm?
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Disconnecting alarm?

Help! Is there any way to disconnect the alarm? Its 4.20 in the morning & my alarm keeps going off - I can unlock the car, switch on ignition, start the engine & drive off with the alarm still sounding - have tried using 'alarm key' but not sure its turning. Twice the alarm has stopped for about an ...
by Parki
Wed 07 Jan, 2015 17:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bonnet dent
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Re: Bonnet dent

Thanks for your comments - will update when I've checked things out.
by Parki
Tue 06 Jan, 2015 17:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bonnet dent
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Bonnet dent

Hi all, Happy New Year - my otherwise good celebrations have been somewhat spoilt on discovering some kind (ars)sole has 'borrowed' my 'original' radio aerial & left a large dinner plate sized dent in the bonnet (hood). I will not be able to live with it so am considering asking my local garage for ...