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by MarkAP68
Wed 14 Jun, 2017 18:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Speaker Advice Please
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Re: Speaker Advice Please

I replaced mine with some from halfords (orange coloured ones) and the difference was amazing.
by MarkAP68
Wed 15 Mar, 2017 19:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sticky Brake Caliper?
Replies: 13
Views: 1483

Re: Sticky Brake Caliper?

I replaced the seals and pistons on all 4 of my calipers, as mentioned before it can be a bugger to get the piston out but I used compressed air and it came out easily. I got all the parts off ebay, cost me around £8 for each caliper. I also got them shot blasted whilst they were stripped down and p...
by MarkAP68
Mon 23 Jan, 2017 18:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Tonneau Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: Z3 Tonneau Cover

I have a Tan one in excellent condition for £55 + Delivery depending where you are
by MarkAP68
Fri 15 Jul, 2016 18:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: disks stuck / seized grrr
Replies: 10
Views: 1214

Re: disks stuck / seized grrr

I used the M12 bolts and it worked brilliantly, I was amazed how they shot off once they had popped :P
by MarkAP68
Wed 13 Jul, 2016 17:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: disks stuck / seized grrr
Replies: 10
Views: 1214

Re: disks stuck / seized grrr

Get a M12 bolt and 2 nuts, wind one nut down the bolt, put the bolt through the caliper mounting hole and wind the other nut down the bolt up against the caliper mounting bracket. Hold the second nut with a spanner and wind the bolt up against the disk, keep winding bolt until disk pops off.
by MarkAP68
Mon 27 Jun, 2016 17:10
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Tonneau wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 964

Re: Tonneau wanted

I have a beige one for sale for £55 plus carriage which is in excellent condition.
by MarkAP68
Wed 18 Nov, 2015 15:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: parts wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Re: parts wanted

I have one of the early type wind deflectors but no mounting sockets as couldn't get them out of the car before it was scrapped
by MarkAP68
Mon 28 Sep, 2015 17:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cracked rear screen - temporary repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1552

Re: Cracked rear screen - temporary repair

I used clear Fablon on mine over the whole rear window, got it for a couple of quid from 'The Range'

It never leaked, folded down easy and prevented window from splitting any more.
by MarkAP68
Sat 19 Sep, 2015 09:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Parts for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: Parts for sale

Yes it does fold down & stay upright but it's not perfect (it is 18 years old) and has a few scratches etc. It measures: 795mm wide x 285mm wide (frame size), and mounting centres are 745mm http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/o572/Mark_Perks/BMW%20Z3_zpsjhz2k3ot.jpg http://i1148.photobucket.com/albu...
by MarkAP68
Fri 18 Sep, 2015 09:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Parts for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Parts for sale

Unfotunately my Z3 has been written off and they are collecting it today but I have a few little bits that I'm keeping back for sale :wink: if anyone is interested before they go on ebay: Tonneau Cover - Beige Warning Triangle Wind deflector - Early version but without the brackets (couldn't get the...
by MarkAP68
Fri 18 Sep, 2015 09:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Thermostat Query
Replies: 8
Views: 920

Re: Thermostat Query

I changed my thermostat just before the summer in May which was easy enough, you can just about do it with the fan still in place but once I had refilled the system the expansion bottle decided to leak so I would recommend changing that too if it had not been changed before. Bleeding the system was ...
by MarkAP68
Thu 17 Sep, 2015 18:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insurance Suprise
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Insurance Suprise

Unfortunately no Z on the way...replacing both cars with a 4 seater convertible :D
by MarkAP68
Wed 16 Sep, 2015 22:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insurance Suprise
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Insurance Suprise

I've just had my 1997 1.9 Z3 written off by the insurance company after I lost control in the wet and damaged the rear suspension/drive. I was shocked today when they offered my £2500 for it....not bad for a car I paid £1600 for last year and £500 on renewing the mechanics over the winter. Looks lik...
by MarkAP68
Sat 22 Aug, 2015 16:34
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1.9 Z3 Arctic Silver, breaking for spares
Replies: 16
Views: 1597

Re: 1.9 Z3 Arctic Silver, breaking for spares

I've had a slide and hit a kerb in mine this morning and may need some parts if worth doing:

All OSR

Swing arm
Hub
Drive Shaft
Diff carrier
by MarkAP68
Mon 10 Aug, 2015 18:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Electrics help PLEASE!
Replies: 13
Views: 1488

Re: Electrics help PLEASE!

Not sure if any one can help but my locks do the opposite:

1) Using key in boot also locks/unlocks both doors
2) Using key in doors unlocks both doors but doesn't lock/unlock boot
3) Alarm remote unlocks both doors but doesn't lock/unlock boot

Is this correct?
by MarkAP68
Mon 10 Aug, 2015 18:17
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Changing Head Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 1866

Re: Changing Head Unit

I fitted some edge speakers from Halfords and the sound quality is a massive improvement: http://www.halfords.com/technology/car-audio/sound-systems/edge-ed305-v2-component-car-speakers I didn't use the grills and the component boxes and fitted the tweeters into the spare hole in the door speakers n...
by MarkAP68
Thu 06 Aug, 2015 18:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new radio aerial
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: new radio aerial

I fitted a windscreen one where the road tax used to be and has been pretty good so far....Can't beat absolute 80's with the roof down lol
by MarkAP68
Sat 11 Jul, 2015 17:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front speakers dont work
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: Front speakers dont work

When I replaced mine last year I didn't notice any circuit board, I've just looked in cupboard incase I had the originals that I could have sent you but looks like I chucked them sorry. :( I replaced mine with 'Edge' ones from Halfords which have improved the sound immensely and I added the exta twe...
by MarkAP68
Fri 26 Jun, 2015 17:25
Forum: Performance
Topic: Redex
Replies: 11
Views: 1899

Re: Redex

I use STP in my cars as used redex 20 years ago and found STP much better.
by MarkAP68
Tue 19 May, 2015 18:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1.9 M44 1998 rear exhaust section required urgently for MOT
Replies: 15
Views: 2417

Re: 1.9 M44 1998 rear exhaust section required urgently for

Mine is the same and it had the flattened section too so was a doddle to fit....I got my cat off ebay, this was a lot easier to fit than the existing one I took off due to the top nuts from the down pipe to cat were impossible to get to on the existing one...the new one has a different shaped pipe s...
by MarkAP68
Sat 16 May, 2015 18:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Radiator drain plug
Replies: 10
Views: 1368

Re: Radiator drain plug

I have spent 4 hours today replacing the expansion tank!

I had to remove the radiator and cut up the expansion tank to get it out as it was completely seized in place, new one fitted and ran up to temperature...so far no leaks :)
by MarkAP68
Sat 16 May, 2015 09:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Radiator drain plug
Replies: 10
Views: 1368

Re: Radiator drain plug

Had a look this morning and its not coming from the drain plug. When the car is cold there is no leak but once its up to temperature it is coming out of the bottom of the expansion tank which is annoying as I didn't have a leak there before I changed the coolant and didn't disturb it as drained it o...
by MarkAP68
Thu 14 May, 2015 22:33
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New member,Derbyshire.
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

Re: New member,Derbyshire.

Hi Ken,

I'm just down the road in Swadlincote
by MarkAP68
Mon 11 May, 2015 18:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Radiator drain plug
Replies: 10
Views: 1368

Re: Radiator drain plug

Thanks for all the replies, I will drain it off and have a look at the weekend
by MarkAP68
Sun 10 May, 2015 12:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Radiator drain plug
Replies: 10
Views: 1368

Radiator drain plug

I have sprung a leak at the drain plug on the radiator (1.9 M44) after replacing the thermostat & coolant and want to replace the drain plug but there are so many listed on the internet (ones with crush washers and ones without) and not sure which one to get. At the moment it is a blue plastic one.....
by MarkAP68
Sat 09 May, 2015 10:58
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1.9 M44 1998 rear exhaust section required urgently for MOT
Replies: 15
Views: 2417

Re: 1.9 M44 1998 rear exhaust section required urgently for

Shame you couldn't have done it yourself to save a few more quid....I must have been lucky as mine cleared the subframe easily :)
by MarkAP68
Wed 06 May, 2015 23:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Changed thermostat today
Replies: 14
Views: 1555

Re: Changed thermostat today

snap lol :D
by MarkAP68
Wed 29 Apr, 2015 23:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M44 Z3 - On The Road to Repair!
Replies: 19
Views: 1803

Re: M44 Z3 - On The Road to Repair!

I changed my thermostat last week, it was fairly straight forward after removing the two plastic parts covering the fan...You can just about get the thermostat out/in with the fan still in place.

I use the Pelican parts website for instructions as it's been mentioned by other users on here.
by MarkAP68
Sat 25 Apr, 2015 13:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1.9 M44 1998 rear exhaust section required urgently for MOT
Replies: 15
Views: 2417

Re: 1.9 M44 1998 rear exhaust section required urgently for

I bought a brand new one from ebay in germany recently (£47, delivered in 3 days), it fits perfectly although not as quiet as a genuine one it sounds better than the blowing one I took off
by MarkAP68
Thu 05 Mar, 2015 18:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: front lower ball joint replacement help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: front lower ball joint replacement help needed

I've tried the fork type splitter, going to try heating it up and using a G clamp with U shaped bracket to try and drive it out at the weekend
by MarkAP68
Wed 04 Mar, 2015 17:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: front lower ball joint replacement help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: front lower ball joint replacement help needed

I'm currently doing mine at the moment but unfortunately all the nuts/taper joints are seized in place...I spent 4 hours at the weekend cutting nuts off but the taper joint is still stuck in the subframe!!
by MarkAP68
Sat 21 Feb, 2015 13:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: USEFUL DIY GUIDE FOR BMW'S
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: USEFUL DIY GUIDE FOR BMW'S

I second that, I am currently doing the suspension & brakes on my car and those write ups have been very good and helpful
by MarkAP68
Sat 21 Feb, 2015 13:01
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New member,Derbyshire.
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

Re: New member,Derbyshire.

Hi there, nice to see some local members
by MarkAP68
Sun 18 Jan, 2015 10:42
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Fitting DAB help needed
Replies: 18
Views: 4529

Re: Fitting DAB help needed

I fitted the exact aerial a few months ago (put mine where the tax disc used to be) and it looks like the same Pioneer radio too. The pioneer radio puts the antenna power down the middle of the antenna wire so no need to connect to an external power supply
by MarkAP68
Sat 03 Jan, 2015 19:18
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: newbie from stoke on trent
Replies: 19
Views: 2180

Re: newbie from stoke on trent

I have a 1.9 and find it plenty quick enough on the country roads around the peak district
by MarkAP68
Wed 31 Dec, 2014 10:44
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: boot not opening from remote
Replies: 14
Views: 3080

Re: boot not opening from remote

You don't get a MOT certificate, the paper you get is just a receipt that shows the mileage etc...As all this info is on the DVLA website you do not need a certificate to tax the vehicle.
by MarkAP68
Sat 13 Dec, 2014 15:22
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Pop up Garage (Gazebo style!)
Replies: 6
Views: 1793

Re: Pop up Garage (Gazebo style!)

Just finished putting mine up, so hopefully keep me dry and warm whilst working on the Z3 over the winter :)

I would put photo's but it won't let me :(
by MarkAP68
Sun 07 Sep, 2014 11:25
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: VC10 beer and burger
Replies: 81
Views: 11807

Re: VC10 beer and burger

Can I just turn up for this event?
by MarkAP68
Sat 28 Jun, 2014 00:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Video Review of Z3 on YouTube
Replies: 14
Views: 596

Re: New Video Review of Z3 on YouTube

I was told by a mechanic to buy the MX5 and not the Z3 so I went looking at 2002 MX5's but all of them were rusted through, glad I stuck with my first choice of the Z3 in the end
by MarkAP68
Tue 27 May, 2014 19:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Drivers seat jammed - have tried all tips here!
Replies: 15
Views: 1114

Re: Drivers seat jammed - have tried all tips here!

I had the same problem on the passenger seat, tried bypassing the switch and still nothing so got fed up with it and tapped the motor with a hammer...it now works perfectly!!
by MarkAP68
Tue 27 May, 2014 18:25
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Swadlincote festival of transport 18th may 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1050

Re: Swadlincote festival of transport 18th may 2014

Only just seen this post, I live in Swadlincote and have never heard of it before!