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by peter2b
Sun 08 Oct, 2017 20:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Abs / traction light
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Abs / traction light

I had new front tyres fitted a couple of months ago but only get the abs light to come(red light with a triangle in it) on when I pull away on muddy or wet roads
peterz3
by peter2b
Wed 04 Oct, 2017 21:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlights!
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Re: Headlights!

I thought mine were too low as well untill I found the switch marked 1 as 2 just under the right side of the steering wheel moved it bingo up they came not as bright as some modern cars but still ok for me
peterz3
by peter2b
Wed 04 Oct, 2017 21:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New roof scotland
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: New roof scotland

don't know about Scotland but I had mine done in Stoke softtops £650 he did a very good job my zed looks like new with her new top, took about 3 hrs all told he will come out but I don't know how far
peterz3
by peter2b
Wed 04 Oct, 2017 21:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New roof scotland
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: New roof scotland

don't know about Scotland but I had mine done in Stoke softtops £650 he did a very good job my zed looks like new with her new top, took about 3 hrs all told he will come out but I don't know how far
peterz3
by peter2b
Fri 29 Sep, 2017 20:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlights!
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Re: Headlights!

I think most more modern cars have head lights that dazzle most other car drivers seems a war going on as to who has the most dazzling head lights my my zeds light are fine, my pet hate is the Juke
peterz3
by peter2b
Sun 17 Sep, 2017 21:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT failure help!
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: MOT failure help!

I replace the front lower arms and track rods off ebay meyle £165 took me about 2 hrs to replace the parts don't know about the rear spring though
peterz3
by peter2b
Wed 13 Sep, 2017 21:09
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: red zed nantwich
Replies: 0
Views: 208

red zed nantwich

spotted on my home parked up a drive near the turning/lights by the crew/sainsburys road very shinny red with a black soft top
peterz3
by peter2b
Wed 13 Sep, 2017 10:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: long way arround screen washer pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: long way arround screen washer pipe

good tip Howard fitted a new pump but the mesh screen under the pump had a load of green gunk over it, sorted
peterz3
by peter2b
Mon 11 Sep, 2017 22:30
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Breaking: blue 2.0 z3
Replies: 20
Views: 1947

Re: Breaking: blue 2.0 z3

head lights clear indicaters?
peterz3
by peter2b
Sat 09 Sep, 2017 09:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: long way arround screen washer pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 434

long way arround screen washer pipe

the screen wash stopped working the other day so I had a look under the bonnet pump was making it nomal noise so I thought I would see if the pipe was blocked, from the washer tank (near side by the wind screen)the pipe goes across the back to the off side through a pannel by the fuse box down under...
by peter2b
Thu 07 Sep, 2017 21:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MoT rollers and Torsen diffs
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: MoT rollers and Torsen diffs

my z3 is a sport //M but when I checked it hasn't got a torson dif, but she does have a nice few added good bits
peterz3
by peter2b
Wed 06 Sep, 2017 21:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MoT rollers and Torsen diffs
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: MoT rollers and Torsen diffs

I also have a 2.2 sport z3 but 2001 (Y reg) would my car also have the same torso dif ? for the last 3 mot's they put her on a roller to check the brakes
peterz3
by peter2b
Sat 02 Sep, 2017 09:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: type 1 windstopper fitted
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: type 1 windstopper fitted

if any one is Interested I have a narrow type mesh screen £60 + postage , I got it off eBay but I could not get it to fit my face lift z3
peterz3
by peter2b
Mon 28 Aug, 2017 21:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: type 1 windstopper fitted
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: type 1 windstopper fitted

tried mine out yesterday it's the type that fits over the roll bars , must be one thing that I've done that's perfect for swmbo she doesn't need to wear a hat now
peterz3
by peter2b
Sun 27 Aug, 2017 18:19
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: 3y reg silver z3 longnor
Replies: 0
Views: 146

3y reg silver z3 longnor

just on our way back from a jousting display took a back road skirting Buxton saw a siver Y reg z3 top down parked in Longnor
peterz3
by peter2b
Sat 26 Aug, 2017 17:27
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: blue z3 Tesco whitchurch
Replies: 0
Views: 124

blue z3 Tesco whitchurch

just seen a blue z3 with rainbow covers on all the lights front and back
peterz3
by peter2b
Sat 26 Aug, 2017 17:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 214271

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

posty delivered a mesh wind brake for my z3 all fitted try it tommorow
peterz3
by peter2b
Fri 25 Aug, 2017 21:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot Leak finding
Replies: 18
Views: 1352

Re: Boot Leak finding

one thing I've found out is when I had the new soft top fitted today there is a U shaped gutter just under where the roof is fixed so if the seal leaks the water is taken to just over the shock top mount the through the wheel archs, I don't know if this is fitted to all z3's or just the later models...
by peter2b
Fri 25 Aug, 2017 17:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 214271

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

new soft top from soft top shop Stockport £650 but woth it makes her look like new, he has done a very good job took about 3.5 hrs
peterz3
by peter2b
Fri 25 Aug, 2017 17:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 214271

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

new soft top from soft top shop Stockport £650 but woth it makes her look like new, he has done a very good job took about 3.5 hrs
peterz3
by peter2b
Mon 21 Aug, 2017 20:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Time to treat her- recommend me a mop/polish guy!
Replies: 2
Views: 329

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

I use autoglim polish after a good wash
peterz3
by peter2b
Sun 20 Aug, 2017 19:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT concern
Replies: 13
Views: 917

Re: MOT concern

last year I had a winter check from my local bmw garage £25 they found worn from rubber bushes, rusty fuel tank straps, and a small spot of rust on a brake pipe , worn front brake discs, plus I got afree bmw umbrella, I think they hoped I would use them for the repairs but as I'm lucky to have a man...
by peter2b
Sat 12 Aug, 2017 09:42
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: ZEDfest 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1483

Re: ZEDfest 2017

hope to get there on the Sunday had a great time last year
peterz3,
by peter2b
Wed 09 Aug, 2017 20:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 214271

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

snap that's what I did when I had 2 new tyres fitted the garage must have damaged both when they fitted the tyres only noticed that they were very loose when I got home when one fell out went back to complain ,but no not us, must have been damaged before we did the tyres or when you got home, guess ...
by peter2b
Tue 08 Aug, 2017 20:56
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: blue z3 Lodmore lane
Replies: 0
Views: 194

blue z3 Lodmore lane

on the way to pick up my wife in her black merc a blue z3 pulled over to let me pass on Lodmore lane ,cheers
peterz3
by peter2b
Sat 05 Aug, 2017 20:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Head light switch fault
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Head light switch fault

I had the same type of thing ended up getting a new switch
peterz3
by peter2b
Sat 05 Aug, 2017 16:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 214271

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

just got 2 new rubber bits that fit on the back on my hard top(old ones had gone rock hard) picking them up from the bmw garage in shrewsbury on Wednesday only £5 also a new key (I've only got 1 key at the moment ) nice chap gave me a discount so it was ONLY £145
peterz3
by peter2b
Sun 23 Jul, 2017 15:39
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: w reg blue z3 3 ltr lidles
Replies: 2
Views: 387

w reg blue z3 3 ltr lidles

just stopped off at lidles Middlewich nice 3ltr blue z3 parked near me
peterz3
by peter2b
Thu 20 Jul, 2017 20:53
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: new z3 seen
Replies: 0
Views: 246

new z3 seen

unusual light blue z3 top down seen tonight on my way home from shrewsbury, quite often I see the same silver z3 a white z4 and a black z4 going the other way each day on my way into and out of shrewsbury they must live in shrewsbury and work new castle way
peterz3
by peter2b
Sun 16 Jul, 2017 10:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Headlamp and Steering Wheel
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Headlamp and Steering Wheel

I'm up for the head light I'm in Cheshire so could meet up
peterz3
by peter2b
Sun 16 Jul, 2017 10:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot Leak finding
Replies: 18
Views: 1352

Re: Boot Leak finding

I'm using a place near Stoke as that's just up the road from where I live new top is about £650 having it done in august
I had thought of the other place down near Croydon but that's a 3-5 hr trip each way with fuel wear and tear toll fee etc
peterz3
by peter2b
Sat 15 Jul, 2017 18:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Picked up my new-to-me Z3 yesterday and it rained overnight...
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: Picked up my new-to-me Z3 yesterday and it rained overnight...

ditto I use a bike inertube patch to fix mine
peterz3
by peter2b
Sat 15 Jul, 2017 18:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help with some fault codes
Replies: 6
Views: 607

Re: Help with some fault codes

as Del said check the inlet hose after the maf sensor there are 2 small hoses mine had the same and found there was a split sorted (thanks Robert t)
peterz3
by peter2b
Sat 15 Jul, 2017 18:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot Leak finding
Replies: 18
Views: 1352

Re: Boot Leak finding

I've just found out that the rear window n/s is leaking on the zip seam ,it drips onto the mat behind the passenger's seat then finds it's way into the boot , yours might the same
peterz3
just as well I'm getting a new soft top fitted next month
by peter2b
Fri 07 Jul, 2017 11:20
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: silver z3 Shawbury
Replies: 1
Views: 232

silver z3 Shawbury

on my way home last afternoon I passed a z3 silver with the black top up , in this heat must have had aircon
peterz3
by peter2b
Mon 03 Jul, 2017 21:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are Z3's getting rare?
Replies: 12
Views: 1276

Re: Are Z3's getting rare?

any one know how many 2.2's are out there as swmbo might be looking for one later this year
peterz3
by peter2b
Wed 28 Jun, 2017 20:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Europe breakdown cover
Replies: 7
Views: 722

Re: Europe breakdown cover

must have got things the wrong way arround when I got home we did 2565 miles in total fuel cost about £280 + 1 ltr of oil ( I think I might stay in Andorra fuel cost €1.05/ ltr)
not bad for a 15 year old
peterz3
by peter2b
Fri 23 Jun, 2017 08:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 214271

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

cheers for your tips
peterz3
by peter2b
Tue 20 Jun, 2017 18:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 214271

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

a new (second hand) mesh screen off eBay it came of a 1998 z3 but for the life of me I can't find out how to fit the thing it is a ome one ,at each end of the frame there is a metal rod about 2" long the looks like it should fit into holes, my first thought was they went In to the hard top mounts ts...
by peter2b
Sun 18 Jun, 2017 18:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: French toad trip
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: French toad trip

final milage 2525 miles bit more that I thought at first but I have to admit my z3 is the first car both me and my wife have found very comphy easy to drive on long trips as some times we were doing 3-400 k between night stops only time we could have the top down was first thing in the morning till ...
by peter2b
Fri 16 Jun, 2017 21:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: French toad trip
Replies: 5
Views: 522

French toad trip

Our last night in france, started from home week last Thursday 1st night in Le Mans, then limoges, onto Cahors to Andorra over to Carcassonne on to to Millau be carfully as the peage costs €10 if comming from the south next exit to the town is 100 yds after you pay, next stop Bourges now for the las...
by peter2b
Mon 12 Jun, 2017 20:16
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: 1st z3 seen in france
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: 1st z3 seen in france

seen 3 z3's so far on out road trip but only 1 waved 2 silver and one black done 1100 miles so far ,
peterz3
by peter2b
Sat 10 Jun, 2017 18:32
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: 1st z3 seen in france
Replies: 3
Views: 454

1st z3 seen in france

just seen a silver z3 going arround the other side of a roundabout about 50 south of Le Mons today on my way to limoges got a nice wave hope they saw ours
peterz3
by peter2b
Mon 05 Jun, 2017 21:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fuel quantity scare!
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Fuel quantity scare!

I would have gone there my self but it was my apprenticeship reunion on Sunday but I'm going to the august show, see you there
peterz3
by peter2b
Fri 02 Jun, 2017 19:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Europe breakdown cover
Replies: 7
Views: 722

Re: Europe breakdown cover

first stop Le Mans, then limoges, off to Andorra, swmbo wants to see a couple of places on the way to millou viaduct then make our way back to the UK 10 days all told and about 2600km should be fun
peterz3
by peter2b
Fri 02 Jun, 2017 10:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Europe breakdown cover
Replies: 7
Views: 722

Re: Europe breakdown cover

all sorted AXA do one for 6-10 days £78 so now sorted for my zed's trip arround France
peter z3
by peter2b
Fri 02 Jun, 2017 09:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Europe breakdown cover
Replies: 7
Views: 722

Re: Europe breakdown cover

I've tried adding to my insurance but they don't do euro cover for cars over 15 years old found anothercheep one but they don't do cars under 20 years old,
never mind I will keep looking
by peter2b
Thu 01 Jun, 2017 21:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Europe breakdown cover
Replies: 7
Views: 722

Europe breakdown cover

I'm planning to take my zed to france next week i know she is in good condition but I would like to get cover whilst I'm over there so far I've had quotes of £130+ or sorry we don't do cars over 15 years old any one found anything a bit cheeper for a 10 day trip
peterz3
by peter2b
Thu 01 Jun, 2017 19:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 214271

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

got a nice new BMW badge for the bonnet, when I took I the old one off there was 308Y233 stamped onto the bonnet under the badge , any one know what it stands for
peterz3
by peter2b
Thu 01 Jun, 2017 19:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wax oil/undersealing
Replies: 12
Views: 1158

Re: Wax oil/undersealing

had my zed up on the car lift earlier this year found some rust on the fuel tank straps cleaned them up then coated them with Kurust and any other rusty bits then sprayed with waxol but it was very thick due to it being cold so I put the waxol bottle into a bucket of very hot water till it turned li...