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by stevov
Fri 08 Dec, 2017 00:35
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: zroadster.net stickers now available
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: zroadster.net stickers now available

Got mine :D
by stevov
Fri 03 Nov, 2017 20:35
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z4 concept car
Replies: 9
Views: 632

Re: Z4 concept car

I'll take it. Shame they didn't run with it
by stevov
Mon 30 Oct, 2017 08:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: strange problem this morning
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: strange problem this morning

Definitely check the battery connections in the boot. Had similar happen to me. Loose connection. Take them off clean them and refit them.
by stevov
Sat 16 Sep, 2017 20:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT failure help!
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: MOT failure help!

Springs should be replaced as a pair. A used spring for z3 is now 14-20 years old. Don't mess around with the ball joint replace the lower arm, it's a 15 min job. Brake hose biggest fear is the compression nut seized but a bit of heat should free it. Failing that cut the fitting off and reflare the ...
by stevov
Fri 08 Sep, 2017 18:31
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Secondary air pump M52 TU any tips thoughts?
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: Secondary air pump M52 TU any tips thoughts?

Same, throw it away
by stevov
Mon 21 Aug, 2017 14:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT concern
Replies: 13
Views: 1224

Re: MOT concern

They cover their backsides because of this country's rapidly developing blame everyone but yourself mentality where the idea of personal responsibility and honor no longer exist. The socialist nanny state has a lot to answer for.
by stevov
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 21:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT concern
Replies: 13
Views: 1224

Re: MOT concern

Years of clean mot results always sets of alarm bells for me. Everything wears and nothing lasts forever. Would rather see advisories. Makes me think it was an honest mot and gives me things to check have been done. Clean sheets on 15-20 year old cars is not the norm.
by stevov
Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How do I remove a seized on starter motor?
Replies: 14
Views: 969

Re: How do I remove a seized on starter motor?

Loosen the starter bolts 3or 4 turns then with socket on extension hit the bolt with a hammer one then the other. Once the starter has moved remove bolts fully
by stevov
Thu 27 Jul, 2017 22:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP Advice on selling
Replies: 16
Views: 1441

Re: HELP Advice on selling

Would have left the seats. Big selling point IMHO. One of the first things I look for as the standard seats for me are an immediate no.
by stevov
Thu 20 Jul, 2017 06:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: [wanted] roundel / logo on gear knob
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: [wanted] roundel / logo on gear knob

I Got one on amazon.
by stevov
Tue 06 Jun, 2017 07:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre
Replies: 69
Views: 5365

Re: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre

I wouldn't spray anything into the air intake as it could damage the MAF meter and they are expensive. The best advice for diagnostics is to do one thing at a time otherwise you can end up chasing your tail. Fit your new spark plugs when they arrive as that is simple. If the pinking persists change...
by stevov
Mon 05 Jun, 2017 19:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre
Replies: 69
Views: 5365

Re: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre

Never had any issues with NGK as they are what I fit as standard to all my customers cars, but after 2 years anything is possible. We're they copper, platinum or iridium. As far as appearance a lack of soot is not in itself an indication of plug condition more and indication of fueling. If the plugs...
by stevov
Sun 04 Jun, 2017 08:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre
Replies: 69
Views: 5365

Re: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre

Personally if you went to the trouble of checking 2 year old plugs last week I would have changed them as a matter of course. Did you check them on a spark tester or just a visual and regap. What brand are they.
by stevov
Sat 03 Jun, 2017 20:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre
Replies: 69
Views: 5365

Re: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre

When was the last time the spark plugs were changed and what quality plug.
by stevov
Sat 13 May, 2017 07:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What power supply for diagnostics?
Replies: 10
Views: 999

Re: What power supply for diagnostics?

The only power supply that is possibly required when using diagnostics is a 12 volt battery charger connected to the car battery to maintain system voltage. Extended periods of diagnostics can lower battery voltage especially when running system actuator and function tests.
by stevov
Wed 26 Apr, 2017 19:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Standard suspension to Sport suspension Query
Replies: 15
Views: 1741

Re: 3.0 Standard suspension to Sport suspension Query

Lowering springs are designed to be used with standard dampers. Just make sure you get a good quality spring . Eibach and the like.
by stevov
Sun 26 Mar, 2017 21:56
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Edinburgh Zed's
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Re: Edinburgh Zed's

I'm over in ayrshire
by stevov
Thu 23 Mar, 2017 15:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 100,000 miles and just 16
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Re: 100,000 miles and just 16

Not far off 160,000 for mine
by stevov
Mon 16 Jan, 2017 06:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Which gearbox oil?
Replies: 16
Views: 2142

Re: Which gearbox oil?

by stevov
Fri 23 Dec, 2016 09:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recomendations for new shocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1921

Re: Recomendations for new shocks

I would hope you are joking about being dizzy while driving. If not I would get the condition checked by a doctor. A public forum is not a place for an admission for suffering an incapacity to drive condition.
by stevov
Mon 07 Nov, 2016 21:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: top speed
Replies: 12
Views: 1518

Re: top speed

Your right.sadly my evo was only 2.0 litres and 4 cylinders.440 hp though :)
by stevov
Fri 28 Oct, 2016 21:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: top speed
Replies: 12
Views: 1518

Re: top speed

Used to do the Mlr 30-130 at RAF Marham with my evo 5. My best was 14.5 seconds and a top speed of 165. The same year a porsche gt 2 and an m3 csl were in attendance.. The gt2 was 13.5 and 183 the m3 was over 20 seconds and 144.
by stevov
Sun 23 Oct, 2016 22:54
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: 100,000 miles - any advise
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: 100,000 miles - any advise

:D Keep driving.I'm on 155,000.give a shout when you catch up.
by stevov
Sat 15 Oct, 2016 15:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spa 6 Hours weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Spa 6 Hours weekend

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by stevov
Thu 13 Oct, 2016 06:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spa 6 Hours weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Spa 6 Hours weekend

An amazing track to drive. Will be going back next year to it and the ring as their proximity makes it a definite double. Still deciding what car as z3 is a bit down on power and top end for the long straights. Last time there I still had my 450 hp evo 5. I may take my work in progress mk1 tt roadst...
by stevov
Thu 13 Oct, 2016 05:52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: VW DSG Auto Gearbox problem anyone help?
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: VW DSG Auto Gearbox problem anyone help?

Was the oil and filter changed
by stevov
Sat 01 Oct, 2016 21:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Emissions? bent pipe failure
Replies: 12
Views: 1259

Re: Emissions? bent pipe failure

Removed the lot, made a blanking plate, plugged vacuum line, tied up electrical connector. No codes job done. Simples :D
by stevov
Sat 10 Sep, 2016 23:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel spacers and some other questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1164

Re: Wheel spacers and some other questions

Take the wheels off and check the offsets and widths as printed on the inside of the rims. BMW have staggered offset on some cars and it's not unheard of for sets to get mixed up. Rim width is measured on the inside of the rim with the tyre off. Take each wheel off and see what each wheel is marked ...
by stevov
Fri 12 Aug, 2016 18:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight Bulbs
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Re: Headlight Bulbs

Have used osram night breaker for years and are in all my cars. Have seen 5 plus years of use from sets.
by stevov
Sat 06 Aug, 2016 18:56
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: style 55 wheels..
Replies: 6
Views: 865

Re: style 55 wheels..

I have a set with rainsport 3 tyres.
by stevov
Tue 02 Aug, 2016 07:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Better handling- where to start?
Replies: 29
Views: 2571

Re: Better handling- where to start?

Milage is only part of the issue. Your shocks are at least 13 years old if not more if original. To many of these cars are weekend toys. Sometimes the single biggest factor to enjoying a car is seat time. Spend all week driving a dead feeling neutral handling barge and then expect to jump in somethi...
by stevov
Sun 03 Jul, 2016 07:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Squealing wheel? (brakes)
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: Squealing wheel? (brakes)

A bit of squirt is not really attending to the problem which sounds like either sticking /seized slider(s) or caliper piston. The real problem being lack of use. Get your calipers overhauled as well as new pads. Sadly the lack of use will probably result in the same problems in the future.
by stevov
Thu 30 Jun, 2016 21:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Track day brakes!
Replies: 25
Views: 2565

Re: Track day brakes!

Good to hear. Glad you enjoyed them.
by stevov
Thu 23 Jun, 2016 08:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front brake discs not looking good
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: Front brake discs not looking good

Sliders are the pins top and bottom that the caliper moves in and out on. The caliper itself can be rebuild. Kits available to reseal the piston and new dirt seals. Often the piston is corroded, can be replaced but I have found over the years for bog standard generic calipers just replace with recon...
by stevov
Thu 23 Jun, 2016 07:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front brake discs not looking good
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: Front brake discs not looking good

Strip and clean and check for piston smooth travel definitely advised. Replace discs. The pad wear pattern on the outside, especially the excessively wide outer corroded ring indicates a budget pad where pad material widths get reduced to bring down costs. The inner wear I see every day. A result of...
by stevov
Fri 10 Jun, 2016 19:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10825

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

Good point. I would phone synters using the public online number and get things confirmed with their owner. Payment should have been made by bank transfer not a cancellable,recallable cheque. Who in Synters have you dealt with and independently confirmed.
by stevov
Sat 04 Jun, 2016 13:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine rattle oil pump?
Replies: 16
Views: 1677

Re: Engine rattle oil pump?

As I said "meets the requirements" is not the same as OEM approval. Feel free to buy whatever you want. It's your car. I do this for a living I can't afford to get it wrong.
by stevov
Sat 04 Jun, 2016 07:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Zed fuel economy
Replies: 17
Views: 2118

Re: Zed fuel economy

Consistent average over the past year daily use is 25 mpg. AandB roads minimal motorway never short shifted. 2.0 ltr with 154,000 miles no oil added between changes. Maybe half litre used per 5000 miles.
by stevov
Fri 03 Jun, 2016 18:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine rattle oil pump?
Replies: 16
Views: 1677

Re: Engine rattle oil pump?

To the best of my knowledge Bmw has not approved any triple qx oils. Meets the spec is not the same as manufacture approval. The only oils by triple qx with manufacturer approval as far as I know are 2 for vag and one for Mercedes. Getting manufacturer approval ain't cheap and if you look at the pri...
by stevov
Fri 03 Jun, 2016 06:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: A happy owner.
Replies: 9
Views: 1052

Re: A happy owner.

BonBon wrote:When do you benefit from all the handling upgrades when every 200 feet you have those yellow boxes with black stripes on the side of the road? :?
You're on the wrong roads. Try the ones starting with B
by stevov
Wed 01 Jun, 2016 11:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine rattle oil pump?
Replies: 16
Views: 1677

Re: Engine rattle oil pump?

Mobil 1 0w40, shell helix ultra 5w40 or Petronas Syntium 3000av 5w40. Don't forget a good quality oil filter.Mann is what i use as they are oem recognised.
by stevov
Wed 01 Jun, 2016 08:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine rattle oil pump?
Replies: 16
Views: 1677

Re: Engine rattle oil pump?

I didn't mean viscosity I meant brand. Despite what the weekend warriors say there is a difference. Cheap oil is cheap for a reason.
by stevov
Wed 01 Jun, 2016 06:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine rattle oil pump?
Replies: 16
Views: 1677

Re: Engine rattle oil pump?

As you have said this changed and became more apparent after an oil change. What oil an filter did you use.
by stevov
Thu 26 May, 2016 19:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10825

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

Aye keeping the wolves away. Stop in when your in the neighbourhood. Running a tidy 2.0 z3 the now. Will probably import another 5 over the winter. Interested to see this 3.0.
by stevov
Thu 26 May, 2016 19:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10825

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

Hi mate if this is who I think it is and the car is in half as good nick as your evo it should fetch a good price. Get some pics up
by stevov
Thu 12 May, 2016 07:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: My Z3 2.8 for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Re: My Z3 2.8 for sale

As per other comments, 3500-4000 and sell the roof separately.
by stevov
Thu 12 May, 2016 07:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Track day brakes!
Replies: 25
Views: 2565

Re: Track day brakes!

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by stevov
Sat 07 May, 2016 04:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Emmisions air pump removal
Replies: 12
Views: 1011

Re: Emmisions air pump removal

Straight forward as Gookah has displayed to leave it original or just take the whole lot out and blank the hole.Its redundant to daily running. Iirc I plugged a vacuum line and tied the wires up out of the way. Much tidier looking engine bay after.