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by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Thu 05 May, 2016 22:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Car identification.
Replies: 14
Views: 1771

Re: Car identification.

Robert T wrote:Wheels, seats and suspension. No difference in engine.

Cheers R.
Front grill/bumper and clear third brake light
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Wed 04 May, 2016 21:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Car identification.
Replies: 14
Views: 1771

Re: Car identification.

Brian H wrote:The i denotes the car is a sport version of the car AFAIAA.
I believe you are correct.
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Tue 26 Apr, 2016 23:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: z3 3.0
Replies: 9
Views: 899

Re: Wanted: z3 3.0

Mine late 52 plate higher miles 137k would want around 4500 with the hard top. But as i said she is not perfect yet. Rare old beasts now 3.0 sport.

Good luck.
If interested five me a pm
A
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Tue 26 Apr, 2016 21:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: z3 3.0
Replies: 9
Views: 899

Re: Wanted: z3 3.0

Hi Rob. What sort of money are you looking to spend? I ask as for the right price I might let mine go. But its not a neccesity. All original car, couple bits need sorting, such as rear screen..but its a fab un touched car. If i don't sell her all issues are being done end of the summer. Also have a ...
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Sun 20 Mar, 2016 22:23
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: lumpy idle on z4 2.0i sport
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: lumpy idle on z4 2.0i sport

It could be the idle control valve needs a clean. I had lumpy idle for years wih my Z3 and that completely cured it. My post about it is here http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=43422&p=404881&hilit=Idle+control#p404881 But, of course, thats for a 6 pot Z3, not yuor Z4, but I believe...
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Sun 20 Mar, 2016 18:49
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: lumpy idle on z4 2.0i sport
Replies: 3
Views: 869

lumpy idle on z4 2.0i sport

Just bought the car drives like a dream but idle I a bit lumpy. I know its a four pot but its not a smooth idle the rev counter skips a bit as well, only a little but noticeable
Any help or advice please.
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by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Sat 19 Mar, 2016 20:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218269

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A baby engines 2006 Z4....its only the 2.0i but car is mint and the misses is happy...later will be a 3.0i though a matching pair of 3.0is....But a very nice clean car she is.
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by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Mon 14 Mar, 2016 18:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: are all widebody rear bumpers the same?
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: are all widebody rear bumpers the same?

bertiejaffa wrote:Widebody or Facelift? I didnt think the 2.0l was ever a widebody version?
My bad...2001 1.9i with def wide arse and facelift..
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by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Mon 14 Mar, 2016 15:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: are all widebody rear bumpers the same?
Replies: 4
Views: 483

are all widebody rear bumpers the same?

Askng as I have found a v good condition rear bumper to replace my slightly scratched one but it is off a 2.0 same year and looks same on photos .......If not it will be a paint repair.
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by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Sun 13 Mar, 2016 12:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Cherry busted! But....
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: Z3 Cherry busted! But....

Sooty pipes quiet normal as long as she isn't blowing any blue smoke....mayo on filler cap is probably condensation common on a lot of cars. Check the dip stick and coolant for signs of oil/water mixing but tbh they should be fine. On my 13th BMW all woth different engines and miles, and ive never d...
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Sun 13 Mar, 2016 06:41
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Charlotte not very well
Replies: 10
Views: 1787

Re: Charlotte not very well

I had same problem. I had a code read it an intermittent misfire on a cylinder, plug or as said a coil pack..still haven't changed it as its gone now...but I will be doing plugs on next service and see if its as simple as that if not a coil pack.
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by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Sat 12 Mar, 2016 08:20
Forum: Performance
Topic: which spark plugs?
Replies: 2
Views: 865

which spark plugs?

Hi all looking to do a big service in coming weeks and was wondering what the bed plugs for the 3.0i Z3 are.
That is performance to price.
Any input will be gratefully accepted!!
A
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Sat 12 Mar, 2016 05:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How much would you pay to repair this damage?
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: How much would you pay to repair this damage?

bertiejaffa wrote:To be honest I have seen similar and larger dents done by the mobile dent and scratch people - £80
X2 we use one regular on bought in stock before they go on site. Seen a lot worse repaired almost perfectly.
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by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Mon 07 Mar, 2016 22:09
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Any meets in Wales?
Replies: 18
Views: 2415

Re: Any meets in Wales?

steady on with the fast !! haha, Im only in the 1.9!! will have to take the Merc otherwise hahaha!! Sent from my iPhone With the roof down on any road In any model its a "fast" trip. Yes we can look to organise an event with us and possibly some others. Put your name down on the same trip as I'm jo...
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Mon 07 Mar, 2016 19:32
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Any meets in Wales?
Replies: 18
Views: 2415

Re: Any meets in Wales?

Lets look to organise something down your end with a few others some lovely roads. Went from saundersfoot ro aberarron ro Carmarthen last month..lovely fast trip!! :)
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Mon 07 Mar, 2016 05:35
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Any meets in Wales?
Replies: 18
Views: 2415

Re: Any meets in Wales?

kjb1 wrote:I'm in wales, interested in a meet


Sent from my iPhone
What area are you living?
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by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Sat 05 Mar, 2016 09:17
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Kenwood KMM-303BT
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Re: Kenwood KMM-303BT

Cheers
A
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Sat 05 Mar, 2016 07:31
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Kenwood KMM-303BT
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Re: Kenwood KMM-303BT

Very nice. Thinking of changing mine. Headunit is **** as standard....but I will keep incase I sell
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Fri 04 Mar, 2016 21:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How rare are the 3.0i Sports?
Replies: 9
Views: 905

Re: How rare are the 3.0i Sports?

lightning wrote:That's cheap, the value can only go up from that price.

I think colour affects the value too, there are some unusual combinations out there.
I agree but ill hang in for a bit and see how it goes....if its meant to be it will be mine!!!
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by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Fri 04 Mar, 2016 20:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How rare are the 3.0i Sports?
Replies: 9
Views: 905

Re: How rare are the 3.0i Sports?

I paid 3495.00 for mine totally original ( she sows need a bit of paint here and there but generally clean) 52 plate with 135k...but she's mint inside and under the bonnet. The guy wants 3k but there are a couple of bits here and there and wheels not original....ira a 2001 model 125k. Plus needs rea...
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Fri 04 Mar, 2016 14:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How rare are the 3.0i Sports?
Replies: 9
Views: 905

Re: How rare are the 3.0i Sports?

Thanks guys. I'll see if I can get the right price and then I will have 2 x 3.0is..
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by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Fri 04 Mar, 2016 06:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How rare are the 3.0i Sports?
Replies: 9
Views: 905

How rare are the 3.0i Sports?

Asking as I am considering buying another, but can't get the price right with the seller.
Any input would be of help.
A
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Mon 29 Feb, 2016 19:35
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Another tonneau cover for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1406

Re: Another tonneau cover for sale

Price please ? And p+p to Cardiff area South Wales
A
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Mon 29 Feb, 2016 19:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Auxillary drive belt change.
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: Auxillary drive belt change.

Got belts and W/ pump today just need to fit asap..
Thanks guys
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by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Sun 28 Feb, 2016 16:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Auxillary drive belt change.
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: Auxillary drive belt change.

As always thanks again all.
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by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Sun 28 Feb, 2016 11:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Tonneau anyone ?
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Tonneau anyone ?

Still available?
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by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Sun 28 Feb, 2016 11:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Auxillary drive belt change.
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Auxillary drive belt change.

How difficult are the two belts to change? Looking at mine today and both are on their limits...
Any stickies on this?
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by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Sun 28 Feb, 2016 11:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear knob bulb change
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Gear knob bulb change

Yep def got all lights working....maybe I have a pinched wire? I'll take a look later.
Thanks all for the input....
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Sun 28 Feb, 2016 08:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear knob bulb change
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Gear knob bulb change

Yes it was working, and a couple of days ago i noticed its out. Wiring is fine but no light. I can only assume bulb as everything else is fine lighting wise.
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by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Sun 28 Feb, 2016 07:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear knob bulb change
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Gear knob bulb change

The lights are out on my M sport illuminated gear knob, does anyone know how to change the bulb?
Cheers A
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Sat 27 Feb, 2016 17:55
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 1318

Re: New wheels

I can get a set of these ...was thinking to allow a refurb on mine. Now I know to get them
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Wed 10 Feb, 2016 22:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clarification requested.please
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Clarification requested.please

If I'm right its trim levels, suspension, interior and seats being the main...wheels are generally different as well.i specifically looked for a 3.0i sport ....even though 3.0 seem to be rare....and the general difference was as I've atated.
No expert but hope this helps
A
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Wed 10 Feb, 2016 21:38
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: A Newbie!
Replies: 9
Views: 1570

Re: A Newbie!

Hi and welcome...A
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Sun 07 Feb, 2016 19:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted Pair of magnetic stoneguards.
Replies: 17
Views: 2725

Re: Wanted Pair of magnetic stoneguards.

Gordon13 wrote:
Ian_C wrote:I'm still producing these. £18 inc p&p to a UK address. I'll drop you a pm Malcolm
Hi Ian,
I'm interested too. could you give me some more info/pics please?

Thanks, Gordon
Are these still available please?
A
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Sun 07 Feb, 2016 12:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CEL just came on. Any ideas?
Replies: 15
Views: 1285

Re: CEL just came on. Any ideas?

Could be bad o2 sensors or anything else. Read the error codes, that's the only way to diagnose without useless speculations. Quick plug in today....CEL off shows up a missfire on number 4 @ startup. Coil pack or plug? I had this problem on two cylinders and found that the HT lead where it goes int...
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Sat 06 Feb, 2016 20:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CEL just came on. Any ideas?
Replies: 15
Views: 1285

Re: CEL just came on. Any ideas?

Could be bad o2 sensors or anything else. Read the error codes, that's the only way to diagnose without useless speculations. Quick plug in today....CEL off shows up a missfire on number 4 @ startup. Coil pack or plug? I would guess at coil - swap it with a different one and see if the fault moves ...
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Sat 06 Feb, 2016 19:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CEL just came on. Any ideas?
Replies: 15
Views: 1285

Re: CEL just came on. Any ideas?

deni2s wrote:Could be bad o2 sensors or anything else. Read the error codes, that's the only way to diagnose without useless speculations.
Quick plug in today....CEL off shows up a missfire on number 4 @ startup. Coil pack or plug?
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Fri 05 Feb, 2016 22:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CEL just came on. Any ideas?
Replies: 15
Views: 1285

Re: CEL just came on. Any ideas?

Found it on your build on the 2.8.
Cheers
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Fri 05 Feb, 2016 22:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CEL just came on. Any ideas?
Replies: 15
Views: 1285

Re: CEL just came on. Any ideas?

gookah wrote:mine was down to split intake hose. common fault
I'll check in morning. Rough idea where to look?
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by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Fri 05 Feb, 2016 19:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CEL just came on. Any ideas?
Replies: 15
Views: 1285

Re: CEL just came on. Any ideas?

Ill check tomorrow...if weather permits ....and report back with findings..
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Fri 05 Feb, 2016 18:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CEL just came on. Any ideas?
Replies: 15
Views: 1285

CEL just came on. Any ideas?

Hi all the CEL ( little engine symbol) just came on on the Z...i can get a code reader tomorrow but wondering if anyone has ideas.
Happened once before, about 2 hours after buying car and went away.
A
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Thu 04 Feb, 2016 21:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218269

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Anyone know if chrome mirror caps are available for a z3? If so could you direct me where. Or do you have any ideas? Could I adapt something else to fit? Must be removable. Oh and I'm buying door handle chrome covers.
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Thu 04 Feb, 2016 20:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tuning the 3.0i
Replies: 27
Views: 1469

Re: Tuning the 3.0i

Z3andZ4 wrote:New thread on the 135i as requested/encouraged.

Gazza - left it in here so those who wanted to read my findings look in the Z3 folder.
Reading it now.
Cheers
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Thu 04 Feb, 2016 20:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: As requested - BMW 135i findings
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: As requested - BMW 135i findings

Nice resume. Sweet looking car....BUT the thing i notice most is the interior of your Z3 is exactly the same as mine!! Love it ...its what attracted me to the car and travel to Harrogate from Bridgend south wales to buy it. I'll have to get a Photobucket thing going.....do you go to any of the meets...
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Wed 03 Feb, 2016 21:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tuning the 3.0i
Replies: 27
Views: 1469

Re: Tuning the 3.0i

Anyone wanting to know about the 135i PM me, as this is not the forum for me to share publicly my thoughts as I doubt anyone on here will be that interested. Go for it, not a problem. Start a new thread, don't want to corrupt this one :wink: You have my permission to tell us all about the 135i,,,, ...
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Wed 03 Feb, 2016 19:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tuning the 3.0i
Replies: 27
Views: 1469

Re: Tuning the 3.0i

HI Alpha I have a few of the cars you mentioned. They are all rather different. The 3l Z3 is a classic go kart style, I use this one as my daily drive. I have not upgraded it as it pretty much meets my needs. It still has tremendous pulling power, despite the 94k miles on the clock. The 3l Z4 in Ma...
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Tue 02 Feb, 2016 20:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tuning the 3.0i
Replies: 27
Views: 1469

Re: Tuning the 3.0i

In general, the best way to tune an engine is to give it a full service and get everything back within tolerance :) . Service on the cards in the coming weeks....and I'm more than happy at the moment, but I see a Z4 3.0si coming to the stable soon, and later a Z4M. I'm in the trade so bidding my ti...
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Tue 02 Feb, 2016 08:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tuning the 3.0i
Replies: 27
Views: 1469

Re: Tuning the 3.0i

Cheers guys. So ill swop air intake and report back on findings. Then save for a remap. Today I'm off to look at a set of wheels to get mine off for a refurb. If no good maybe a remap sooner than I thought .
I will keep you updated.
by ALPHA 3.0i Z3
Tue 02 Feb, 2016 07:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tuning the 3.0i
Replies: 27
Views: 1469

Re: Tuning the 3.0i

A few options: - Change over the Air Intake Remap Custom Exhaust? I have had a remap on mine, stock Air Intake and Stock Exhaust, the remap has not dramatically changed the power delivery but it has not got a smooth power curve and what certainly seem a few more horses. Remap I'm thinking of but do...