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by daveofedinburgh
Sat 16 Sep, 2017 13:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT failure help!
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Re: MOT failure help!

Hi mrscalex,

It had the other side done less than a year ago (which I guess just proves you should do both at the same time!).

So yeah, I just need it through its MOT at the moment...
by daveofedinburgh
Sat 16 Sep, 2017 13:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT failure help!
Replies: 7
Views: 743

MOT failure help!

Hi guys, MOT time today, failed on 3 points; -Brake hose excessively deteriorated offside front -Suspension arm has excessive play in a ball joint offside front lower -Coil spring broken nearside rear Its a 2000 2.0 manual. Can you guys pleeeeaaase point me in the direction of the most affodable par...
by daveofedinburgh
Fri 18 Aug, 2017 17:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Time to treat her- recommend me a mop/polish guy!
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Time to treat her- recommend me a mop/polish guy!

Hi guys, So the poor old Z recently shed her auxiliary belt, and I got lucky as I caught it before driving anywhere. This near miss has me loving her again like I used to- she'd been a little neglected before the 'scare'. Anyway, shes getting presented at the end of this month (as soon as possible) ...
by daveofedinburgh
Sun 09 Jul, 2017 01:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Auxiliary/ serpentine belt has come off, advice please!
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: Auxiliary/ serpentine belt has come off, advice please!

Hi guys, Just to follow up (as these kind of threads rarely seem to end with OP reporting the outcome!), I had the water pump, tensioner, and belt replaced, and some lovely new coolant too. Wasnt super expensive and well worth it for the peace of mind. I wish Id done it as preventative maintenance e...
by daveofedinburgh
Tue 20 Jun, 2017 13:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Auxiliary/ serpentine belt has come off, advice please!
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: Auxiliary/ serpentine belt has come off, advice please!

Thanks for the help so far guys. Can anyone give me a parts/ labour estimate for tensioner (and I guess new belt to be on the safe side?) replacement? There is a trusted garage not far from me (Ashton service centre, Bradford) but it's about 0.9 miles/ 3 minutes- should I try to drive it there or ha...
by daveofedinburgh
Tue 20 Jun, 2017 00:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Auxiliary/ serpentine belt has come off, advice please!
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Auxiliary/ serpentine belt has come off, advice please!

Hi guys, As per title, heard a (brief) funny noise from under the bonnet today. Pulled over immediately and had a good butchers- appears the auxiliary belt has come off. I had a quick google as to what this does on the Z3 and I noted that it operates the water pump. Being that it was very local and ...
by daveofedinburgh
Mon 29 May, 2017 14:58
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £1900
Replies: 23
Views: 4501

Re: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £19

Z3crazy wrote:Just a pity it's a right-hand drive or i'd have jumped at it.

All i can say is at that price it's a steal in any currency a fine looking car
Thanks Z3crazy!

I really should advertise it properly (and for a bit more money) but I suspect deep down I dont really want to let it go...
by daveofedinburgh
Sun 28 May, 2017 17:44
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £1900
Replies: 23
Views: 4501

Re: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £19

Moving back to London in September to work as a locum Optometrist, which means driving to different parts of London most days. Want an automatic for the traffic. Car is mechanically faultless. :-)
by daveofedinburgh
Sat 27 May, 2017 17:30
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £1900
Replies: 23
Views: 4501

Re: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £19

Nothing like standing back and admiring your work after a hard days polishing...

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Yes, it is still for sale- if you want to contact me please use 07590438015 as Im not on here all the time.
by daveofedinburgh
Wed 05 Oct, 2016 18:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Why doesn't my cigarette lighter work?
Replies: 8
Views: 1007

Re: Why doesn't my cigarette lighter work?

Excuse my utter lack of knowledge, but if it is a fuse do I need to buy a new one and if so where do I get one?
by daveofedinburgh
Mon 03 Oct, 2016 19:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Why doesn't my cigarette lighter work?
Replies: 8
Views: 1007

Why doesn't my cigarette lighter work?

Bought a cig lighter socket USB charger thingy today, and it doesn't work. The cig lighter itself doesn't actually work either (never tried it before!). As can be seen in the pic, there's a little bit of metal which was floating about in there when I took the original cig lighter out- can anyone adv...
by daveofedinburgh
Tue 30 Aug, 2016 22:34
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £1900
Replies: 23
Views: 4501

Re: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £19

Bump for price drop to £1900.

Still in daily use, approx 114K miles.

Short MOT, but no reason to suspect it'll fail (previous MOTs available)- need to sell now as moving from London to north of England at end of Sept and need a motorway mile muncher.

Cheapest 6-cyl for sale at the mo?
by daveofedinburgh
Sat 09 Apr, 2016 13:23
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £1900
Replies: 23
Views: 4501

Re: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £19

£1800. Wow would not last long at that price here in the States. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Shocked that it's still here at that price, even in the rainy UK Magnetchief! For those PMing me (thankyou, by the way) I am firm on the price of £1900. It's very cheap for what it is, and it won't b...
by daveofedinburgh
Fri 08 Apr, 2016 21:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £1900
Replies: 23
Views: 4501

Re: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £19

kjb1 wrote:
daveofedinburgh wrote:£1800 for quick sale now.

Bargain facelift!!!

Chop chop, summer nearly here!
lovely car for that price!!!!

If you were closer I would have been tempted!!!


Sent from my iPhone
I agree kjb1, shouldn't be able to get 6-cyl facelifts for this money but need to sell now unfortunately... :-(
by daveofedinburgh
Fri 08 Apr, 2016 16:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £1900
Replies: 23
Views: 4501

Re: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £19

£1900 for quick sale now.

Bargain facelift!!!

Chop chop, summer nearly here!
by daveofedinburgh
Fri 11 Mar, 2016 22:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How much would you pay to repair this damage?
Replies: 2
Views: 469

How much would you pay to repair this damage?

So some unpleasant individual did this to my Z today; http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/daveofedinburgh/Mobile%20Uploads/20160311_145254_zps1dsgmj4m.jpg http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/daveofedinburgh/Mobile%20Uploads/20160311_145301_zpsv7loe2nc.jpg T-Cut works wonders... http://i727...
by daveofedinburgh
Wed 02 Mar, 2016 21:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hubcentric spacers for 2000 2.0 Z3
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: Hubcentric spacers for 2000 2.0 Z3

I think I have a pair of 10mm ones I don't need new only fitted to see which ones I preferred I ended up leaving 15mm ones on these were fitted to our 1999 2.8 I assume the hubs are the same size If someone can confirm that these will fit my 2000 2.0 I could transfer afew beer tokens to cover your ...
by daveofedinburgh
Wed 02 Mar, 2016 21:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hubcentric spacers for 2000 2.0 Z3
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: Hubcentric spacers for 2000 2.0 Z3

JJC rally. 15 mm hubcentric supplied with longer bolts. Do not get the spacers that bolt on to your hubs and then you bolt the wheel to the spacer. A search will show why. Great help there stevov, exactly what I'm after! Can I just double check with those more mechanically literate than me, is it t...
by daveofedinburgh
Wed 02 Mar, 2016 20:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hubcentric spacers for 2000 2.0 Z3
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Hubcentric spacers for 2000 2.0 Z3

Hi all, As per the thread title really, what specs should I look for to fit my car and recommendations for where to buy would be great. I'm sure many of you will be thinking 'don't fit spacers you tart' but I do want to improve the overall stance (in a subtle rather than 'scene' way) and won't be go...
by daveofedinburgh
Sun 31 Jan, 2016 20:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £1900
Replies: 23
Views: 4501

Re: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £19

Still (perpetually) for sale, and still used daily. On approx 111K miles now with 8 months MOT. Looking sharp as ever: http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/daveofedinburgh/image_zpshfhpvpad.png http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/daveofedinburgh/image_zpsyxlq0wox.png Great value 6-cyl facel...
by daveofedinburgh
Sat 15 Aug, 2015 00:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How to disable alarm completely on MY00 2.0?
Replies: 6
Views: 647

How to disable alarm completely on MY00 2.0?

Evening guys, Car is a 2000 2.0 manual, have the key with the buttons built in rather than on a separate fob. Alarm has been going off with no discernible rhyme or reason last week or so. Have done my reading on here as to the potential problem areas, which I will investigate in due course. In the m...
by daveofedinburgh
Thu 04 Dec, 2014 01:53
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £1900
Replies: 23
Views: 4501

Re: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £22

£2150 :-( Examples on AT with higher miles/ no leather etc for close to £4K! £1995 So am I mad, or is this quite cheap now?! Facelift 6 cylinder cars with same spec and higher mileage going for alot more- take a look at AT. Many of them in less desirable colours, no leather, shonkier wheels etc. 10...
by daveofedinburgh
Fri 24 Oct, 2014 22:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £1900
Replies: 23
Views: 4501

Re: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £22

£2150

:-(

Examples on AT with higher miles/ no leather etc for close to £4K!
by daveofedinburgh
Tue 23 Sep, 2014 12:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £1900
Replies: 23
Views: 4501

Re: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £22

Haha, thanks for highlighting that!

Hopefully it'll help attract prospective buyers with young families...

Make me an offer guys. :-)
by daveofedinburgh
Sun 21 Sep, 2014 02:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £1900
Replies: 23
Views: 4501

Re: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £22

Car now has 12 months MOT with NO advisories, and 6 months tax.

Only needed a near side brake pipe and airbag light reset for MOT. Im a happy bunny!

Well priced facelift in great condition with plenty of service stamps. Come and view in Watford. :-)

£2250 ono
by daveofedinburgh
Tue 16 Sep, 2014 22:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Nearside rear brake pipe excessively corroded :-0
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Re: Nearside rear brake pipe excessively corroded :-0

So am I to assume that the fella I asked for a quote today who drew air in through his teeth and said 'well, it's a bit of a mission if the (fuel) tank has to come out' is talking rubbish? A quote was not forthcoming, he just wanted me to bring it down, presumably hoping to tell me the tank will nee...
by daveofedinburgh
Tue 16 Sep, 2014 13:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Nearside rear brake pipe excessively corroded :-0
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Nearside rear brake pipe excessively corroded :-0

As above, its the only thing that failed my Z at its MOT this week.

How much should I be looking to pay a garage for part/ labour?

David.
by daveofedinburgh
Thu 28 Aug, 2014 01:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dreaded airbag light, 2000 facelift 2.0 manual
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Dreaded airbag light, 2000 facelift 2.0 manual

As per the title, have what I believe to be the airbag warning light on the dash. It's the icon with the little man with a strap over him, being hit with a big football... so hopefully my assumption of airbag light is correct! The light comes on with all the others, then goes off for a sec before co...
by daveofedinburgh
Fri 18 Jul, 2014 22:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Suspension parts-best place to buy?
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Suspension parts-best place to buy?

So, does this shopping list consist of the correct parts chaps: http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/daveofedinburgh/imagejpg1_zpse79e1ee0.jpg That's providing I only decide to do one side obviously, for the saving I reckon Ill just do both sides and bung an oil filter in there too- GSF are chea...
by daveofedinburgh
Fri 18 Jul, 2014 22:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Suspension parts-best place to buy?
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Suspension parts-best place to buy?

When you say tie rod do you mean the steering track rod end? if so these are known to be a pain to get apart. I assume so, the chap told me 'tie rod', which I believe is the bit that has the plastic sleeve thing over it? Im certainly getting some noises from the front drivers side when turning... I...
by daveofedinburgh
Fri 18 Jul, 2014 20:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Suspension parts-best place to buy?
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Suspension parts-best place to buy?

Had the car up on the ramps today. Good news is that the car is lovely underneath, clean sills, healthy exhaust and diff, no leaks anywhere. Not so good news is that I need afew suspension parts: -Front drivers side tie rod -Front drivers side wishbone leg (and bushes?) -Rear drivers side coil sprin...
by daveofedinburgh
Wed 04 Jun, 2014 00:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £1900
Replies: 23
Views: 4501

Re: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £22

Car hasnt gone into 'limp-home' mode since my first couple of weeks ownership- and its driven daily, so presumably a sensor issue which has now sorted itself out. Please dont be put off by this guys, infact, if you can make the car do this now, Ill take it back off you with a full refund! Now on jus...
by daveofedinburgh
Mon 19 May, 2014 23:15
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £1900
Replies: 23
Views: 4501

Re: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £22

Price £2250 guys.

The roof has hardly been up last few days, shes driving perfectly! :-)
by daveofedinburgh
Sun 11 May, 2014 21:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £1900
Replies: 23
Views: 4501

2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £1900

***EDIT 21/9/14*** Car now has fresh 12 month MOT with no advisories and 6 months tax. :-) Hi guys, As per the title, 2000 facelift (wider rear arches, new style lights etc), with the 2.0 6-cylinder engine. Car is a manual (Getrag box I believe), topaz blue, five-spoke (2.8 model?) alloy wheels, goo...
by daveofedinburgh
Sun 11 May, 2014 14:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2000 Z3 2.0.... mixing oil?
Replies: 1
Views: 235

2000 Z3 2.0.... mixing oil?

Hi guys, Looking for some oil for my 2000 2.0 manual. Oil service indicator OK, but oil looking a little low on the dipstick for my liking (fussy!). Im not doing a full oil/ filter change, just want to top up. What's the best oil for me? Don't know what's in the car, so also concerned about mixing d...
by daveofedinburgh
Fri 28 Feb, 2014 00:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Garage recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: Garage recommendations

Ill give this a bump, as Im also based in the North London area (Watford) at the moment and looking for a good independent. Im in a far more humble 2.0, but the car is still going to want for nothing! :D
by daveofedinburgh
Tue 25 Feb, 2014 21:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Z owner/ member. Chuffed! :-D
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Re: New Z owner/ member. Chuffed! :-D

Thanks for the advice guys, the problem doesnt scare me too much after chatting to Chris (therealdb1) who had what would appear to be the exact same issue on his 2.0, now cured. Ill have a look at the fixes mentioned above and try and get any codes read on an INPA. Drove the car this evening (top do...
by daveofedinburgh
Tue 25 Feb, 2014 16:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Z owner/ member. Chuffed! :-D
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Re: New Z owner/ member. Chuffed! :-D

Thanks for the welcome guys. Day 2 and Ive just discovered my first 'mechanical' issue! Had a lumpy idle after a cold start today, revs felt like they may dip low enough to stall, but never did. A quick dash down to the local Tesco revealed the car was feeling reluctant to rev, almost as if the engi...
by daveofedinburgh
Tue 25 Feb, 2014 00:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Z owner/ member. Chuffed! :-D
Replies: 10
Views: 713

New Z owner/ member. Chuffed! :-D

Hi all, Just a quick hello from a new owner. Picked up my 2000 2.0 manual yesterday, and delighted with the car so far. Its topasblau metallic, with a blue hood and blue leccy leather. All electrics work (apart from slightly slow windows) and the hood and rear window are in great nick. Slight wear o...