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by billysally208
Thu 08 Jun, 2017 23:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm going off continuously when parked
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: Alarm going off continuously when parked

Bonnet alarm switch is another favorite - just disconect the plug connecter to the switch and add a wire loop across the terminals to make it think the bonnet is closed.
by billysally208
Thu 08 Jun, 2017 23:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wax oil/undersealing
Replies: 12
Views: 1522

Re: Wax oil/undersealing

Why is it an advisory? Probably because the tester is unable to examine for corrosion in floor panels,sills,suspension components, brake pipes, etc because they are covered in underseal - I sprayed the underneath of mine prior to MOT - got one advisory "underneath covered in underseal". Wouldn't be...
by billysally208
Wed 07 Jun, 2017 19:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wax oil/undersealing
Replies: 12
Views: 1522

Re: Wax oil/undersealing

lightning wrote:Dilute the Waxoyl with 10% gearbox oil and it stops it from going hard/flaking off.

I tried it on my friend's static caravan chassis, six years later the coating is still sticky and mostly intact after being subject to six British Winters.
You'll get an advisory every MOT - but hey
by billysally208
Fri 14 Apr, 2017 10:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sill removed cleaned and waxoyled
Replies: 26
Views: 3777

Re: Sill removed cleaned and waxoyled

dont think i be doing to much the next few weeks... got a few household things to sort first and need to wait for my hand to get a bit better bit of an argument with a stanlry knife Oooooouch.... http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad70/handsomejackuk/hand_zps970s1yjj.jpg Al.. 'Tis a mere flesh woun...
by billysally208
Fri 14 Apr, 2017 08:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Discs & Pads (to groove or not?)
Replies: 10
Views: 1648

Re: Discs & Pads (to groove or not?)

Recently put plain discs all round on my 1.9 and very pleased with them - did the handbrake shoes at the same time, which is operating great now. The only thing I think about grooved/drilled discs is that your pads will wear a lot quicker due to the cutting action of the gooves (until they get fille...
by billysally208
Sun 09 Apr, 2017 15:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS/ASC lights on
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: ABS/ASC lights on

Thank you for your replies - yea sound advice re taking it for a good run and see what comes up after - problem I have is that the car is Sorn'ed and I daren't go too far in it at the moment - don't believe in taxing cars half way through the month and losing the first half of the month - so my plan...
by billysally208
Sat 08 Apr, 2017 18:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS/ASC lights on
Replies: 3
Views: 588

ABS/ASC lights on

Hi, Just bought my 2000 1.9 Z3 out of storage – got the ABS and ASC lights on the dash. I know this is well documented on the internet but I am a bit confused with the codes I have got using the C110 reader. The codes are:- 93 -Engine intervention via CAN 98 ASC button 71 ABS pump – motor fault To s...
by billysally208
Fri 17 Mar, 2017 12:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New steering rack - stiffness...
Replies: 18
Views: 2598

Re: New steering rack - stiffness...

@ Dino D Hi, Sorry for delay in replying - if you look at the second link, parts 10 - 14 form a bearing that allows the steering column to turn in the steering tube, part 1, in the same diagram, and this is the bearing that needs lubricating. From the engine compartment the bearing is located up abo...
by billysally208
Mon 13 Mar, 2017 16:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New steering rack - stiffness...
Replies: 18
Views: 2598

Re: New steering rack - stiffness...

Hi, What was your reason for changing the rack in the first place - here is a copy of a post I put up on another Z Forum that might be worth considering :- 'I had a problem with mine after bringing it out of winter storage - the steering being very heavy - I was considering changing the rack and pow...
by billysally208
Sun 16 Oct, 2016 20:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Squeaky steering wheel fix ( read this )
Replies: 22
Views: 3421

Re: Squeaky steering wheel fix ( read this )

An easier way to oil/grease the lower steering bearing and spring is to remove the trim panel directly below the steering wheel. You will see the outer steering tube in which the steering shaft travels. Drill a small hole in the outer tube which allows you to squirt oil or grease into the shaft tube...
by billysally208
Fri 07 Oct, 2016 11:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Kwik Fit MOT – ABS & ASC+T lights on like a Christmas tree
Replies: 18
Views: 2146

Re: Kwik Fit MOT – ABS & ASC+T lights on like a Christmas tr

I've just had the ABS and ASC lights come on and stay on, on my 2000 1.9 Z after it had been standing for 6 weeks, it being fine before parking up. After reading up on it and researching the fault on the Internet the common factor with a lot of people is that it occurs after the car has been standin...
by billysally208
Fri 09 Sep, 2016 10:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 broken seatbelt guide fix
Replies: 17
Views: 2253

Re: Z3 broken seatbelt guide fix

Just received and fitted mine - really good value, quality and service - simply solve a common problem - can recomend
by billysally208
Tue 23 Aug, 2016 14:14
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: MAF Sensor on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 1425

Re: MAF Sensor on ebay

Glad your sorted - before buying the MAF sensor I went through the sellers feedback and found three buyers who had given good feedback and sent them a quick message asking how they had gone on with it - 2 of them replied saying that it had worked perfectly, the third didn't reply. Bit of a pain I kn...
by billysally208
Wed 17 Aug, 2016 20:37
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: MAF Sensor on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 1425

Re: MAF Sensor on ebay

Appreciate it's probably a bit late now - but I fitted an aftermarket airmass meter from this Ebay seller on my 1.9 Z - 2 months, and 500 miles on, it is running better than it has ever done and cured the EML that kept on coming on after 60 miles driving from clearing it. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2...
by billysally208
Sun 31 Jul, 2016 15:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Which glue do I need?
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Which glue do I need?

Hi, Not a major issue, but struggling to sort out the right sort of glue I need, and would be grateful for any suggestions. Round the rear window of my Z3 is plastic trim or piping. It has come adrift in one corner and I have tried glueing it back in place with a contact adhesive but it doesn’t seem...
by billysally208
Sat 30 Jul, 2016 10:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: To buy... or not to buy..
Replies: 6
Views: 960

Re: To buy... or not to buy..

I think if i was spending that sort of money on any car I would want it to be spot on, which would include a record of any servicing, and the proper servicing records for that car. Personally I am not too bothered if an older car comes with service history stamped up to date or not - let's face it t...
by billysally208
Sat 02 Jul, 2016 20:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: We're all rich I tell you!
Replies: 18
Views: 2002

Re: We're all rich I tell you!

Took mine for MOT on Thursday - got one advisory - 'underseal / sealant on underfloor and panels' - not too bothered or surprised as I had spent two days scraping all the crud off the underneath, treating any minor rust areas, and then spraying 2 and a half litres of Hammerite Waxoyl sealant underne...
by billysally208
Tue 14 Jun, 2016 13:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant sensor location Z3 1.9i
Replies: 15
Views: 2009

Re: Coolant sensor location Z3 1.9i

Are you sure that the sensor is faulty? I have had a problem over the last couple of days where on starting the engine of my 1.9 the temperature gauge was quickly going up to the maximum and the red warning light came on. The radiator fan was not coming on and like you I suspected the sensor or the ...
by billysally208
Tue 03 May, 2016 20:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Make me an offer!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2656

Re: Make me an offer!!!

Yes, pictures please - whereabouts Notts/Derby area could it be viewed?
by billysally208
Sun 07 Feb, 2016 14:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CEL just came on. Any ideas?
Replies: 15
Views: 1386

Re: CEL just came on. Any ideas?

Easy way to check if it is your plugs - put no 4 plug in cylinder 3 and then see if misfire moves to no 3 - set of plugs will be cheaper than coilpack
by billysally208
Mon 30 Nov, 2015 15:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anybody want to buy my Z3 3.0
Replies: 53
Views: 5008

Re: Anybody want to buy my Z3 3.0

Nice looking car - most soft tops whatever the make usually have had more owners simply because some people will buy them at the start of summer have their fuss out of them and then decide they want to sell. Wouldn't bother me at all, how many owners have had, as from the look of the condition they ...
by billysally208
Tue 03 Nov, 2015 16:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bosch aero wipers £9.00 each..
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Re: Bosch aero wipers £9.00 each..

That's a good deal - but not as good as - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20-20-Bosch-A ... xyRhBSuBKF
by billysally208
Tue 27 Oct, 2015 13:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Easy MOT history check for any car
Replies: 27
Views: 1976

Re: Easy MOT history check for any car

Don't wish to be pedantic but, its not the DVLA rules that affect mot's but VOSA. DVLA merely reports on the history. The plethora of advisories arrises from the target driven blame culture we now all live in. None of my cars or bikes have had an advisory free mot now for 2 or 3 years so, when I se...
by billysally208
Sun 25 Oct, 2015 22:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Big Thankyou to @spurs fan in a coupe
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Big Thankyou to @spurs fan in a coupe

Fitting front foglights to my Z and needed a switch, relay and smaller blanking plates to complete the job - contacted Andy aka @spurs fan in a coupe and within a couple of days parts arrived - all in very good condition, and great value. He went out of his way to help and I would not hesitate to re...
by billysally208
Thu 22 Oct, 2015 17:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Functional roll bar.
Replies: 11
Views: 1335

Re: Functional roll bar.

Jonttt wrote: It worth noting the windscreen and seat backs are the main rollover protection.
That worries me a bit as my head sits slightly higher than the top of the back of the seat! :shrug
by billysally208
Thu 22 Oct, 2015 07:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Colour of Relay for spotlights please
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: Colour of Relay for spotlights please

Thanks for the replies - looks like it could be any colour then - just thought there was some sort of colour standard for relays as there is for fuses but obviously not. I have a load of relays already and funny enough a green one from a Vauxhall seems to have the same terminal pattern and terminal ...
by billysally208
Wed 21 Oct, 2015 18:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Easy MOT history check for any car
Replies: 27
Views: 1976

Easy MOT history check for any car

Appreciate this is not soley for Z3 owners and apologise if it has already been posted - but is a useful checker to find the MOT history of any car just using the registration number and make of vehicle.
Here's the link :- https://mot-history.net/
by billysally208
Tue 20 Oct, 2015 11:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Colour of Relay for spotlights please
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Colour of Relay for spotlights please

Hi, Could anyone tell me the colour of the relay for the fog/spotlights for my 2001 1.9 Z3 please fitting some aftermarket ones and niot sure which relay I need, Thanks
by billysally208
Sun 18 Oct, 2015 08:46
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: 'Recent Topics' Scrolling Screen
Replies: 11
Views: 2485

Re: 'Recent Topics' Scrolling Screen

It is a simple Javascript replacement for a marquee control used in the original site. One of these days I might get around to implementing a reverse gear. :wink: Once you log into the site, there is a "View new posts" screen that you can go to, which doesn't scroll, however there seems to be a bug...
by billysally208
Sat 17 Oct, 2015 08:37
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: 'Recent Topics' Scrolling Screen
Replies: 11
Views: 2485

'Recent Topics' Scrolling Screen

Hi, Relatively new to the Forum and finding it very useful and informative - but, does anyone else find the scrolling screen of the 'Recent Topics' section on the opening page annoying - the number of times I see something of interest for it to have reached the top of the screen and I have to wait f...
by billysally208
Sat 03 Oct, 2015 10:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted Front fog lights for 2000 facelift
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Wanted Front fog lights for 2000 facelift

windym wrote:Hi you just cut the existing blanking plates to fit. There are cut out marks on the back of the plates or Google it for images.
Andy
Thank you Andy - I'll get ordering, Alan
by billysally208
Sat 03 Oct, 2015 08:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted Front fog lights for 2000 facelift
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Wanted Front fog lights for 2000 facelift

I want to fit a pair of spot/fog lights to my Z - but intend fitting LED's and wiring them to come on with the ignition to use as DRL's - at the moment my car has the full size blanking plates - if I buy the lamps will I need smaller fill in plates or can the existing plates be adapted to fit?
by billysally208
Wed 30 Sep, 2015 22:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clattering noise from the front.
Replies: 39
Views: 4507

Re: Clattering noise from the front.

Hi, This may be a complete waste of your time, but could be worth a phone call - I bought a BMW Mini Cooper with a known gearbox problem to do up and sell - I found a guy in Coventry who specialises in renovating and replacing Mini gearboxes - John Tee who trades as Minigearboxes Ltd and has a websi...
by billysally208
Sat 08 Aug, 2015 23:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Does this need fixing?
Replies: 42
Views: 2609

Re: Does this need fixing?

Anyway - I went to Albert Looms this morning and they haven't got any Z's in - will the discs off an Astra fit? :)
by billysally208
Sat 08 Aug, 2015 10:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Does this need fixing?
Replies: 42
Views: 2609

Re: Does this need fixing?

Image - Now this is a worn disc!
by billysally208
Fri 07 Aug, 2015 14:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Does this need fixing?
Replies: 42
Views: 2609

Re: Does this need fixing?

Try sourcing a second hand part from a breaker and replace it. It's the rear disc / drum, so not as serious as a front. However, you really don't want a disc coming apart whilst driving. You could end up having parts smashing into the bodywork under the wing and arch. Used brake discs from a breake...
by billysally208
Sat 01 Aug, 2015 16:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Advice please on fitting coilovers
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Advice please on fitting coilovers

Recently aquired a BMW Z3 and been doing a few jobs around the car - changed discs and pads all round. While having a look around noticed the front and rear shocks are probably original fitments and no doubt are getting tired and in need of replacement, although it recently passed it's mot without a...
by billysally208
Sun 26 Jul, 2015 08:17
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: My New Ramps
Replies: 22
Views: 3769

Re: My New Ramps

There are enough pictures on here to make a set of these up myself - although at the moment I use two sets of the highest car ramps I could buy - drive onto one set under the front wheels as normal and then jack the rear end up high enough to put the second set under the rear wheels - then use a cou...