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by waynerp
Sun 06 Sep, 2015 10:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Seats (unfortunate sale)
Replies: 6
Views: 928

Re: Z3 Seats (unfortunate sale)

After a 5 hour journey in my Z, my butt felt like it was in a coma!! so ive been looking at other seats. quite a lot of people say how uncomfortable the standard z3 seats are, and IMO they aren't that attractive certainly compared to the gorgeous z3m seats. So im thinking rather than restoring my se...
by waynerp
Sat 05 Sep, 2015 21:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Seats (unfortunate sale)
Replies: 6
Views: 928

Re: Z3 Seats (unfortunate sale)

Hi
Do the roll bars not fit with the rover seats? only asking as the roll bar isnt on with the rover seat
Thanks
by waynerp
Fri 19 Jun, 2015 21:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: help with rear suspension shocks
Replies: 19
Views: 1825

Re: help with rear suspension shocks

This is the adjustable part for the new spring, and the rubber gromit is what was origianlly on the car. Although the gromit will fit nicely into the adjuster. they wont go over the knob bit of the car, which is why i didnt put it back on. Can anyone suggest how or if i should put it back on, and if...
by waynerp
Fri 19 Jun, 2015 20:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: help with rear suspension shocks
Replies: 19
Views: 1825

Re: help with rear suspension shocks

yes its really high, the complete opposite of what i want, but when i try to adjust it, the whole adjustable caliper spins round so it wont adjust
by waynerp
Fri 19 Jun, 2015 20:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: help with rear suspension shocks
Replies: 19
Views: 1825

Re: help with rear suspension shocks

Hi Guys. Many Thanks for all your advice. SOOOOOO..... That was probably the most stressful afternoon I have had in a VERY long time. I now know why i never pursued a career as a mechanic.!! I have managed to get everything back on, but i need to get some new mounts, plus will any washers /spacers d...
by waynerp
Fri 19 Jun, 2015 15:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: help with rear suspension shocks
Replies: 19
Views: 1825

Re: help with rear suspension shocks

OK thanks will get a new set. So does anyone know if the blue adjustable thing goes on top or bottom of the spring
by waynerp
Fri 19 Jun, 2015 13:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: help with rear suspension shocks
Replies: 19
Views: 1825

Re: help with rear suspension shocks

No.can i not use the old ones
by waynerp
Fri 19 Jun, 2015 13:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: help with rear suspension shocks
Replies: 19
Views: 1825

help with rear suspension shocks

Hi guys.I'm in urgent advice for changing my suspension and shocks on my z. I'm starting on the rears and am at the stage of having removed the original shock. I'm not sure what parts to take from the original to put on the new. Also any ideas on how I remove the spring Plus where the heck foez the ...
by waynerp
Thu 11 Jun, 2015 08:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Side Panel Stone Chip Guard Template
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Re: Side Panel Stone Chip Guard Template

Will Do
Once i have it perfect, i will upload it
by waynerp
Wed 10 Jun, 2015 17:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Side Panel Stone Chip Guard Template
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Re: Side Panel Stone Chip Guard Template

If you pm me your address I can trace one of mine on some thin card or paper for you stick onto something more suitable as template and at least you will have the dimensions. Many thanks to Mark aka Althulas for kindly sending me a template of the stone chip guard. Had my first crack at making one ...
by waynerp
Fri 05 Jun, 2015 07:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel Size Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 2065

Re: Wheel Size Advice

Excellent website
Many Thanks for the advice
by waynerp
Wed 03 Jun, 2015 21:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Side Panel Stone Chip Guard Template
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Re: Side Panel Stone Chip Guard Template

That.........
is a good idea.
Thanking you, will give that a go
by waynerp
Wed 03 Jun, 2015 21:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Re spray Costs
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Re spray Costs

Howdo All Just thought I'd see what everyone else thinks on this. Since day one of owning my Z, i knew at some stage it would need a re spray as it is completely destroyed from a previous spray job, along with dent repair work that has been done. As a temporary 'fix' i have used plastidip which is a...
by waynerp
Wed 03 Jun, 2015 20:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Side Panel Stone Chip Guard Template
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Side Panel Stone Chip Guard Template

Hi All
I have recently purchased a vinyl plotter and was thinking it would be nice if i could cut out some of stone guards that go on the side panels.
Does anyone know where i could get a template with dimensions / shape etc ?

Thanks All
by waynerp
Sun 31 May, 2015 20:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel Size Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 2065

Re: Wheel Size Advice

Got to be honest it is confusing me a little. So the wheels i have bought have a smaller offset than the originals et 15 front and et17 on the rear, the original bmw wheels are et41.
but the new wheels with the smaller offset stick out to far.
by waynerp
Sun 31 May, 2015 15:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel Size Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 2065

Re: Wheel Size Advice

Thanks for the advice guys.

I have bitten the bullet and chucked them back on feebay.

Will do a bit more research next time!

I do like the standard wheels, but there is something about having a wheel style that shows the deeper wheel on the rear, i think they call it deep dish!
by waynerp
Thu 28 May, 2015 20:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel Size Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 2065

Re: Wheel Size Advice

Hi
Fronts are 8.5j et15
Rears are 10j et17
I have only put the back on but will put the fronts on at the weekend
by waynerp
Tue 26 May, 2015 21:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coilovers and Lowering Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Coilovers and Lowering Advice

Hi
Yep thanks to BladeRunner919 for the link, i got the ET of the stock wheels which is 41 front and 41 back, but the new wheels are 15 front and 17 back, so quite a big difference :shock:
by waynerp
Tue 26 May, 2015 19:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coilovers and Lowering Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Coilovers and Lowering Advice

Hi.
The wheels are nothing special but i am going to get them refurbished in gloss black
They are 18" Artec wheels.
Image
by waynerp
Tue 26 May, 2015 13:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel Size Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 2065

Re: Wheel Size Advice

excellent thanks.

Wish i'd asked this question before jumping and wasting my money!
by waynerp
Tue 26 May, 2015 12:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel Size Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 2065

Wheel Size Advice

Hi All OK i have made quite a few school boy errors over the past few days and hope someone can point me in the right direction. I purchased a set of second hand wheels and only checked the spacing, ie: 5 x 120 and didnt take into consideration the offset, and the new wheels stick out way to far. I ...
by waynerp
Tue 26 May, 2015 09:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coilovers and Lowering Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Coilovers and Lowering Advice

OK many thanks will take a look. Also probably an even bigger school boy error, but i got my wheels yesterday and to be honest only really checked the fitting size ie: 5 x 120 and the new wheels have a different ET to the originals and they stick out way beyond the wheel arch. Do you know if changin...
by waynerp
Sun 24 May, 2015 19:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coilovers and Lowering Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Coilovers and Lowering Advice

Hi Guys.
Bit of a random novice question here, but i have just ordered some new adjustable coil overs as i would like to lower the Z3 just a bit.
Other than the coilover kit itself do i need any other replacement parts, or is it simply swapping out old for new?

Many Thanks
Wayne
by waynerp
Mon 11 May, 2015 15:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE: AP Coilovers for BMW Z3 - SOLD
Replies: 11
Views: 1772

Re: FOR SALE: AP Coilovers for BMW Z3 - Price drop

Hi
Is the kit for front & back ?
by waynerp
Sat 29 Nov, 2014 16:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Loss of power
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Loss of power

Hi all. In a bit of a panic ATM. My battery died on Thursday which in itself is odd as I took it for a long run on Wednesday. I charged the battery and took it out today with no problems. When I drove off on the way back the traction light was on and there was no power and the car would only rev to ...
by waynerp
Mon 20 Oct, 2014 09:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC not working
Replies: 19
Views: 1384

Re: ASC not working

Morning All. So i had the chance to take a look at the car yesterday so started by taking out the instrument cluster.. There were a total of 11 bulbs missing, one of which was the ASC bulb. Im not sure if they didnt fit the bulbs for any options that wern't fitted at the factory but the ASC bulb was...
by waynerp
Tue 14 Oct, 2014 15:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC not working
Replies: 19
Views: 1384

Re: ASC not working

OK so i took bert to my mechanic yesterday. There was lots of head & butt scratching, followed by a bit more head scratching. He has advised to take the fuse box apart and check the terminals as the ASC regulator is drawing power from only one pin and should be 2. The screws on the fuse box housing ...
by waynerp
Sun 12 Oct, 2014 13:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC not working
Replies: 19
Views: 1384

Re: ASC not working

thanks guys.
im going to take it to my bmw man tomorrow am.
i have to get it sorted before winter rolls in!
by waynerp
Sat 11 Oct, 2014 19:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Drivers inner window rubber seal
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: Z3 Drivers inner window rubber seal

Thanks guys.
There are a couple of second hand ones on feebay so will try one of them
by waynerp
Sat 11 Oct, 2014 18:43
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Innit for the Long Haul
Replies: 31
Views: 3156

Re: Innit for the Long Haul

No they didnt replace the seals, just the roof Ah just reread your post further up where you said there was shrinking (of the top) around the seals, not the seals themselves. Just had a look at the website and they have the pricing up there. Looks like they can do you one with a headliner too but t...
by waynerp
Sat 11 Oct, 2014 18:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC not working
Replies: 19
Views: 1384

Re: ASC not working

Hi All Thank you so much for all the advice. So i have checked the website and it shows this.. Code Serienausstattung Standard Equipment S209A Sperrdifferenzial Differential lock 25% S214A Automatische-Stabilitäts-Control (ASC+T) Automatic stability control (ASC+T) S272A BMW LM Rad Z Star BMW LA whe...
by waynerp
Sat 11 Oct, 2014 11:31
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Innit for the Long Haul
Replies: 31
Views: 3156

Re: Innit for the Long Haul

He's a nice guy & really knows his cars. You won't be disappointed.
by waynerp
Sat 11 Oct, 2014 09:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC not working
Replies: 19
Views: 1384

Re: ASC not working

Hi.
Nothing lights up on the dash. How would i know if it has a limited slip dif?
by waynerp
Sat 11 Oct, 2014 09:05
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Innit for the Long Haul
Replies: 31
Views: 3156

Re: Innit for the Long Haul

No they didnt replace the seals, just the roof
by waynerp
Fri 10 Oct, 2014 18:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC not working
Replies: 19
Views: 1384

Re: ASC not working

didnt think about any error codes. i will take it to my mechanic on monday.
many thanks
by waynerp
Fri 10 Oct, 2014 16:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC not working
Replies: 19
Views: 1384

ASC not working

Hi One and All OK i think that my ASC isnt working. Firstly i guess that as its a green button then it should light up when pressed ( it doesnt ) secondly after testing this morning :oops: the back wheels will spin until the sun sets when i let it loose! I fitted another asc switch as it was only a ...
by waynerp
Fri 10 Oct, 2014 14:12
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Innit for the Long Haul
Replies: 31
Views: 3156

Re: Innit for the Long Haul

No inner lining. my original didn't. i thought they added that in the facelift models?
That said it is noticeably quieter with the new roof, i guess because of the shrinking around the window seals on the old one
by waynerp
Fri 10 Oct, 2014 12:13
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Innit for the Long Haul
Replies: 31
Views: 3156

Re: Innit for the Long Haul

nothing its £325 all in
half the price of many other fitters.
I have used them before when i had a mk1 golf.
Amazing value and he uses Twillfast, which is what is used on the Aston Martin DB7, Audi 80 Cabriolet, Jaguar XK8, BMW Z3 and Z8 Roadsters,and the VW Golf
by waynerp
Fri 10 Oct, 2014 10:32
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Innit for the Long Haul
Replies: 31
Views: 3156

Re: Innit for the Long Haul

roof £325 from here http://soft-tops.co.uk/
strut from orange tuning in Germany. £125 http://www.orange-tuning.de/shop/wieche ... 17103.html
by waynerp
Fri 10 Oct, 2014 09:37
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Innit for the Long Haul
Replies: 31
Views: 3156

Re: Innit for the Long Haul

its a new one, fitted by soft tops in croydon.
Amazing value and uses the same material BMW use
by waynerp
Fri 10 Oct, 2014 09:07
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Innit for the Long Haul
Replies: 31
Views: 3156

Re: Innit for the Long Haul

Got a new roof fitted on Wednesday. What a difference it makes. Also fitted a strut bar. http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a52/waynerp/Z3/IMG_20141008_162835_zps196cf819.jpg http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a52/waynerp/Z3/IMG_20141009_162851_zpsacddfb35.jpg http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a52/wayner...
by waynerp
Wed 08 Oct, 2014 08:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Drivers inner window rubber seal
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: Z3 Drivers inner window rubber seal

I looked at that, but mine on the car doesnt look like no 1
by waynerp
Tue 07 Oct, 2014 21:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Drivers inner window rubber seal
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Z3 Drivers inner window rubber seal

Hi All, Ok i'm trying to locate a new rubber seal that fits inside the door. its rubber with metal inside, fits to a metal lip within the door. It looks like the door card lips over it at the top. ive had a look on RealOEM website and am not sure i can see it. Anyway mine has rusted and caused it to...
by waynerp
Tue 30 Sep, 2014 10:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Advice for new shocks, bushes and such!
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: Advice for new shocks, bushes and such!

Hi Guys. Many thanks for the much needed advice. Yes the jumping around occurs usually when turning or going round a roundabout ( not at speed). If when turning i go over any form of bump the whole car jumps/ and occasionally you feel the car loose traction and slide a bit. this might be because i'm...
by waynerp
Mon 29 Sep, 2014 19:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Advice for new shocks, bushes and such!
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Advice for new shocks, bushes and such!

Hi All, Ive been reading lots of past topics regarding replacing shocks, braces, poly or rubber bushes. As winter is looming i am thinking about giving the car a bit of a safety overhaul. My car didnt come with a great deal of service history and i am very aware of the tendency for it to 'jump aroun...
by waynerp
Sat 30 Aug, 2014 21:04
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Innit for the Long Haul
Replies: 31
Views: 3156

Re: Innit for the Long Haul

So i have been busy with work but i finally got round to adding a few top coats of what is supposed to be gun metal grey. In all honesty it doesnt really look any different in the pictures, but in the flesh it is a lot darker and actually looks quite nice. I also added some new after market halo hea...
by waynerp
Sat 30 Aug, 2014 20:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear Change Very Hard
Replies: 18
Views: 2033

Re: Gear Change Very Hard

Hi Guys Well apologies for the delay in replying and thank you all for your advise. I have been so busy with work ( which is a good thing i guess ) i only got around to changing the gearbox oil today !! So i used the redline atf fluid and as you all said the difference is very noticeable. its still ...
by waynerp
Tue 29 Jul, 2014 21:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear Change Very Hard
Replies: 18
Views: 2033

Re: Gear Change Very Hard

Thanks for all your advice guys. I tried putting it in gear then turning engine off, and nothing it stayed in gear, so i assume that is ok? The biting point is right at the bottom, which i'm still getting used to as i'm used to a bit more travel in the biting point. i have ordered some redline and p...
by waynerp
Sun 27 Jul, 2014 19:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Convert Orange Indicators
Replies: 29
Views: 1703

Re: Convert Orange Indicators

lol i wasnt thinking when i put it back in the oven :roll:

i've ordered a nice new set of the angel eye upgrades
by waynerp
Sun 27 Jul, 2014 19:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Found something in the boot !!
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Found something in the boot !!

cool, thanks guys