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by nang
Sat 15 Jul, 2017 05:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot Leak finding
Replies: 18
Views: 1600

Re: Boot Leak finding

Hop in the boot with a torch and get a mate to run a hose over it. Or put the missus in the boot and run a hose over it. :shock:
Tony.
by nang
Sun 05 Mar, 2017 02:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water in trunk
Replies: 14
Views: 1860

Re: Water in trunk

Got a small friend? Put he/she in the boot with a torch and play a hose over it. :idea:
Tony.
by nang
Sat 11 Feb, 2017 02:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!
Replies: 21
Views: 1621

Re: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!

Mine's also standard.
I only sold the Spitfire and bought the Z3 as I had trouble getting in and out with a buggered knee. :x
Tony.
by nang
Fri 10 Feb, 2017 03:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dead Battery.
Replies: 19
Views: 2264

Re: Dead Battery.

Looks like I was lucky, put charged battery back in this afternoon. Reset clock and radio, no warning lights have lit up. :o
Tony.
by nang
Tue 07 Feb, 2017 04:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dead Battery.
Replies: 19
Views: 2264

Re: Dead Battery.

Just bought a replacement...Connecnet (probably Chinese)Charging Current 1500mA.
Fingers crossed :roll:
Tony.
by nang
Sun 05 Feb, 2017 03:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dead Battery.
Replies: 19
Views: 2264

Re: Dead Battery.

Took my battery to my friendly mechanic. Came up fully charged overnite. Seems that my charger is stuffed .Tried it on other batteries and no flashing red light. Got another coming. I've got 2 others on the rest of my fleet which have given no trouble. I've always been led to understand that letting...
by nang
Sat 04 Feb, 2017 02:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I wouldn't leave home without it
Replies: 11
Views: 1089

Re: I wouldn't leave home without it

Robert T wrote:Spectacles, testicles, wallet and watch. :wink:

Cheers R.
Bless you my son. :shock:
Tony.
by nang
Sat 28 Jan, 2017 02:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dead Battery.
Replies: 19
Views: 2264

Dead Battery.

I don't use my Z3 every day so keep a little trickle charger hooked up. Done this for many years with no adverse results with other cars. However this morning, after two weeks unused the battery was dead flat. No warning lights, nothing. Little red light on charger also not on. So seems like I have ...
by nang
Fri 06 Jan, 2017 03:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218655

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A mate...A 1997 523 i. yet to arrive. Bought sight unseen (gulp) :oops:
Tony.
by nang
Fri 16 Dec, 2016 22:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Original Build Data
Replies: 27
Views: 14012

Re: Original Build Data

Strange, This link worked for my Z3 but when I put a vin for a 328ci I was looking at It gave me a different car. I put in the last 7 numbers but It gave me a different prefix which didn't match. Any thoughts please ?
Tony.
by nang
Wed 14 Dec, 2016 03:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Workshop Manual.
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Z3 Workshop Manual.

Any idea's where I can find a readable one of these please. Got a 1998 2.8.
Unfortunately I'm in New Zealand..
Thanks.
Tony.
by nang
Tue 04 Oct, 2016 04:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Power.
Replies: 16
Views: 1959

Re: Z3 Power.

So ,sounds like the problem is me :shock: Finally had some fine weather and our mechanic had time to go for a run. Apart from repairing diesel trucks and buses he's a bit of a guru with BMW's. He tells me I'm too gentle with it :P and to use the accelerator pedal more . Car started first time today ...
by nang
Wed 21 Sep, 2016 19:15
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: Forum glitch - please fix
Replies: 12
Views: 1296

Re: Forum glitch - please fix

I have no problems with this. Is it your settings ?
Tony.
by nang
Mon 19 Sep, 2016 04:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP FIX A STUPID MISTAKE
Replies: 7
Views: 868

Re: HELP FIX A STUPID MISTAKE

Thank God you don't drive a submarine :roflmao:
Tony.
by nang
Tue 06 Sep, 2016 05:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.8 misfiring..
Replies: 21
Views: 2058

Re: 2.8 misfiring..

Being a curious b.....d , why do you run on LPG ? My experience running vehicles designed to run on petrol on LPG has not been great. I'm talking of mostly commercial ones. Apart from a bit more torque and possibly a bit cheaper running cost {over here in NZ anyway} what do you achieve ?
Tony.
by nang
Fri 02 Sep, 2016 06:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Power.
Replies: 16
Views: 1959

Re: Z3 Power.

Thanks, watched the video on rattles. Something else to consider. :shock:
Tony.
by nang
Wed 31 Aug, 2016 06:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Power.
Replies: 16
Views: 1959

Re: Z3 Power.

Have ordered a kit from the States. Will report back. :P
Tony.
by nang
Sun 28 Aug, 2016 04:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW reliability?
Replies: 24
Views: 17246

Re: BMW reliability?

Many more cats. :devil: :devil: :devil:
Tony.
by nang
Thu 25 Aug, 2016 06:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Power.
Replies: 16
Views: 1959

Re: Z3 Power.

ladders wrote:Hi Tony, before you go pulling your engine apart, do a search for kickdown.
Cheers
Ladders
Thanks but pretty sure kickdown is not the problem. I'll speak to my Welsh mechanic and see what he thinks. I think you may be right Muzz.
Tony.
by nang
Wed 24 Aug, 2016 06:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Power.
Replies: 16
Views: 1959

Re: Z3 Power.

Engine shows as M52/TU. Does this mean anything?
Doesn't seem mechanical as all changes are smooth, just seem to bog down as you said.
Thanks Tony.
by nang
Mon 22 Aug, 2016 06:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Power.
Replies: 16
Views: 1959

Z3 Power.

Only my 2nd month owning 2.8 Z3. It seems underpowered to me or am I not driving the auto correctly ? Slowing down then accelerating it seems to drop revs to 1000. Should I be changing down , flooring the accelerator or what ? Gears change smoothly. I'm well used to automatics but this one seems str...
by nang
Sat 20 Aug, 2016 04:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Strange (to me) Switch.
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Re: Strange (to me) Switch.

Thanks again. You were quite right. :oops:
Tony.
by nang
Fri 19 Aug, 2016 21:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Strange (to me) Switch.
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Re: Strange (to me) Switch.

Thanks folks, I will check and get back.
Tony.
by nang
Fri 19 Aug, 2016 07:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Strange (to me) Switch.
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Strange (to me) Switch.

Can someone please an ignorant Kiwi ? Got what appears to be a key operated switch behind and in between the seats. Can't see anything in my book and don't want to play with it in case I bugger something. My mechanic's not used to Z3's either. :shock:
Tony.
by nang
Sat 30 Jul, 2016 04:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: To buy... or not to buy..
Replies: 6
Views: 906

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

If I was worried about the resale value of a car, I would have missed out on the many good cars that I've owned, loved and enjoyed, over many years. Go for it. :squeeze:
Tony.
by nang
Sat 23 Jul, 2016 05:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218655

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Just an oil filter, an air filter and 6.5 litres of Penrite HPR 5 , 5w/ 30 oil. Also a good inspection by my mechanic. Like to do this on any car I buy, don't know what previous owner did or did not do to her. :shock:
Tony.
by nang
Thu 07 Jul, 2016 05:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS: Black Z3 Tonneau cover £99 posted
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Re: FS: Black Z3 Tonneau cover £99 posted

I'd like to thank Neil for all his help in trying to arrange shipping his cover to New Zealand.
Unfortunately the bulk of the thing made shipping costs prohibitive. Guess I'm going to try to find one locally. Thanks again Neil.
Tony.
by nang
Thu 30 Jun, 2016 06:46
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hi from New Zealand,
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Re: Hi from New Zealand,

I'm down in Wairoa, Hawke's Bay. When the rain stops and I get some time I will post pics.
Tony.
by nang
Tue 28 Jun, 2016 05:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hood Cover.
Replies: 3
Views: 549

Hood Cover.

Sorry if I'm in the wrong place...new here! Looking for a hood cover, the one that goes across the back when the hood is down. My car looks naked without one. Being in New Zealand, finding it difficult to locate one. New or good used, colour not too important at this stage. Any suggestions welcome. ...
by nang
Mon 27 Jun, 2016 07:13
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hi from New Zealand,
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Hi from New Zealand,

Just joined as I have just bought a "99 2800 Z3. Traded a 318ti to get me a convertible. I'm sure I will have questions in the future. No stranger to convertibles as I have a Triumph Spitfire which I am going to sell, as old age joints make getting in and out difficult :roll: I also have a couple of...