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by 4wheels
Sat 11 Nov, 2017 21:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oring in Water Hose
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Oring in Water Hose

having just inspected the orings.. they arent oring any more.. not wonder they fail. 3.63 in one direction, and 2.5 in the other.. it probably started life as a 3.5mm oring. so after finding the hoses were £40 each im going to replace all the orings for about a pound! ill do water pump too i think w...
by 4wheels
Sat 11 Nov, 2017 20:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oring in Water Hose
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Oring in Water Hose

grrr... the rad drain plug broke off whilst i was undoing it.. i literally just touched it... so it was bound to fail soon!
so had to take the rad out to get to it... but wow, comes out dead easy!
the big rad hoses look fine, but im going to see how much they are and replace them
by 4wheels
Mon 06 Nov, 2017 19:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oring in Water Hose
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Oring in Water Hose

My Z3 has a little water leak, it comes from the connector on the bottom of the header tank. in my experience its the nitrile oring inside this connector that fails over time. does anyone know how big it is so i can get one and fit it in the same day? or... where i can get the pipe at a reasonable c...
by 4wheels
Thu 21 Sep, 2017 19:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hesitating throttle,
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Hesitating throttle,

Not sure if this is a normal 3.0L model thing, or if something isnt quite right! when pulling off, you apply power of course, and pull clutch up and go! but, mines always been a bit jumpy so thought it was the clutch, or slave cyl. but noticed that if i put foot on pedal in Neutral, rise revs to say...
by 4wheels
Sat 26 Aug, 2017 23:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT concern
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Re: MOT concern

Paint rusty things. A little bit of rust does not make things fail for a long time.
by 4wheels
Tue 01 Aug, 2017 16:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Handbrake service
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: Handbrake service

Mine was a little sticky so took it apart and cleaned it all.
Works fine now
Can't see anything that would break or wear really
by 4wheels
Wed 19 Jul, 2017 21:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218715

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Some of the black side lights off ebay. Seem fine and look good black on black and half price.
by 4wheels
Sat 08 Jul, 2017 20:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhaust vibration absorber
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: Exhaust vibration absorber

i was painting under mine today, well preparing for painting, removing the rust... and noticed these, just looked them up... i thought thats what they were for but wasnt sure..... they gotta be heavy to do anything ? and heavy on a sports car is BAD!! http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=CN5...
by 4wheels
Tue 04 Jul, 2017 23:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Useless (French) BMW dealers
Replies: 7
Views: 682

Re: Useless (French) BMW dealers

Mine are really crappy looking too. So I wire brushed them and got the old paint off. Underneath they were fine and just need a paint. It's 2mm steel will take ages to rot away.
by 4wheels
Sun 02 Jul, 2017 21:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are Z3's getting rare?
Replies: 12
Views: 1431

Re: Are Z3's getting rare?

reasonably. especially 3.0 ones like mine.. only a few hundred left
https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/browse/bmw/bmw_z3
by 4wheels
Sat 01 Jul, 2017 19:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218715

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

changed the oil and filter today, bought off eurocarparts, asked for castrol, and got the more expensive magnatec stop start instead.. which is nice. painted some more of the wishbones and surrounding area with POR30. coming up nicely now! and got off a stubborn bolt so i can change the other side r...
by 4wheels
Mon 26 Jun, 2017 22:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clock Setting
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Clock Setting

either im being stupid, or the clock button is broken?

how do you set it? neither button seems to do anything with the clock... one of them resets the computer, that works.
its a round one under the radio.
by 4wheels
Sat 13 May, 2017 22:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Replacement Side Marker lights fitted
Replies: 8
Views: 1062

Re: Z3 Replacement Side Marker lights fitted

shouldnt the uk use the orange bulbs?
by 4wheels
Tue 02 May, 2017 18:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: tyre size
Replies: 11
Views: 1162

Re: tyre size

mines got 15" ones, dont think they are standard.. or its an early car, and just look a little old fashioned... i was thinking 17s but they would make it handle a bit odd like u say.
by 4wheels
Tue 02 May, 2017 15:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: tyre size
Replies: 11
Views: 1162

Re: tyre size

are all BMW wheels the same? PCD, hub size etc?
looking around on ebay, there isnt many e36/z3 wheels on for sale.
by 4wheels
Sun 30 Apr, 2017 18:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Standard suspension to Sport suspension Query
Replies: 15
Views: 1637

Re: 3.0 Standard suspension to Sport suspension Query

no not really!
like the idea of lower, and stiffer... not like the price to do it!
by 4wheels
Sat 29 Apr, 2017 14:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Standard suspension to Sport suspension Query
Replies: 15
Views: 1637

Re: 3.0 Standard suspension to Sport suspension Query

since im looking for the same thing to, i noticed the anti roll bars are stiffer on the sport too.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=33_0364
mines also a non sport and rolls quite a bit in the corners.
by 4wheels
Thu 20 Apr, 2017 22:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218715

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

its supposed to have under bonnet ins??
by 4wheels
Sat 15 Apr, 2017 18:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Which gearbox oil?
Replies: 16
Views: 2105

Re: Which gearbox oil?

Changed mine today to stop it leaking. The aly washer had gone bad and leaked.
Put fuchs 75/140 in it.
What a difference, put more in than came out due to leak... And now very very little clunk when changing gears
I guess when I do gearbox oil it will dissappear all together
by 4wheels
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 21:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1621

Re: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue

the rubber bits are really cheap... but a pain in the arse to change!!
by 4wheels
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 21:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diff sump plug
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: Diff sump plug

thanks...
yea i reckon 14mm... can stick my finger in the hole. lol.
plus im an engineer and can judge things pretty good... sad lol
by 4wheels
Tue 11 Apr, 2017 19:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diff sump plug
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Diff sump plug

Mine leaks from the diff sump plug.
So ive got some oil

But how big is the plug so I can get a washer?
by 4wheels
Sun 02 Apr, 2017 18:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CD Changer removal
Replies: 19
Views: 1637

Re: CD Changer removal

I got rid of mine today. Easy job
Boot seems massive now!
by 4wheels
Sat 01 Apr, 2017 19:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218715

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

rear anti roll bar links and bushes fitted today...
well apart from on side where the nut its now a round nut so it will have to wait a little bit!
what a horrible awkward hard work job!.... would have been easy if it was a new car i would imagine!
by 4wheels
Tue 28 Mar, 2017 20:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CD Changer removal
Replies: 19
Views: 1637

Re: CD Changer removal

this is on my to do list as well!
by 4wheels
Mon 27 Mar, 2017 20:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Discs & Pads (to groove or not?)
Replies: 10
Views: 1449

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

oh and steel is steel.. you dont get any better friction from expensive ones... so buy the cheapest you can find (ebay for me)
by 4wheels
Mon 27 Mar, 2017 20:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Discs & Pads (to groove or not?)
Replies: 10
Views: 1449

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

you dont need holes or slots... there is then less metal to pad ratio... so its not worth it

you get more gains from pads... i put pagid ones in the front and they work fine... make sure the pads can move in the caliper! and the caliper can move (unlike mine were and only using one of the two pads!
by 4wheels
Fri 24 Mar, 2017 22:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Eibach lowering springs and suspension overhaul! (finally)
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: Eibach lowering springs and suspension overhaul! (finall

they do speed bumps good :)
being light and high
by 4wheels
Fri 24 Mar, 2017 22:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The cost of parts!
Replies: 12
Views: 1639

Re: The cost of parts!

lol come on... alfa run out of spares... and ferrari just cant be bothered :)
by 4wheels
Fri 24 Mar, 2017 22:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: soft rear end.. but might be normal
Replies: 17
Views: 1719

Re: soft rear end.. but might be normal

nope not lift off oversteer... its rwd.

i have purchased for the big sum of £8 each, drop links, and £6 each roll bar bushes.
hope to fit them this weekend!... but the F1 is on.. so it might have to wait lol.

its nice to hear that it should handle like a proper car like you'd expect.
by 4wheels
Fri 24 Mar, 2017 22:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch not quite right. (update, new clutch now fitted!)
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Re: Clutch not quite right. (update, new clutch now fitted!)

being an engineer.... the people actually fitting the clutches arent... so talk ummm rubbish, or old wives tales! new things do make things better, but id bet the clutch was ok... the mechanism probably needed a little love LUK is a good company, make a lot of things... as good if not better than OE...
by 4wheels
Tue 21 Mar, 2017 19:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gearbox shift pins
Replies: 15
Views: 1566

Re: Gearbox shift pins

Wow that's not far for a clutch
by 4wheels
Mon 20 Mar, 2017 22:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: soft rear end.. but might be normal
Replies: 17
Views: 1719

Re: soft rear end.. but might be normal

There's no reason it should jump like it does.... It's not my driving lol. I am an engineer and been racing for years. Like someone said accidents happen on the way in. Joys of rwd.
Shocks sound like a good plan too.... Would stop the hopping under throttle esp if the bump has all gone
by 4wheels
Sun 19 Mar, 2017 19:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218715

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

painted all 4 calipers black so they arent rust colour anymore!
by 4wheels
Sun 19 Mar, 2017 18:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear Brake Pipe Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Rear Brake Pipe Replacement

anyone ever replaced the stiff pipe that goes rusty? on the read brakes.

where did you buy it?
by 4wheels
Sun 19 Mar, 2017 18:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: soft rear end.. but might be normal
Replies: 17
Views: 1719

Re: soft rear end.. but might be normal

had a look today, all i can see is the little drop links to the anti roll bar are a little cracked, ill get a couple more, they are only £8 ish.
by 4wheels
Sat 18 Mar, 2017 23:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: soft rear end.. but might be normal
Replies: 17
Views: 1719

Re: soft rear end.. but might be normal

Try it first to second round a roundabout full throttle... One of the big ones
by 4wheels
Sat 18 Mar, 2017 21:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: soft rear end.. but might be normal
Replies: 17
Views: 1719

Re: soft rear end.. but might be normal

so you can basically change gear on full throttle and not have any bad feeling?
by 4wheels
Sat 18 Mar, 2017 21:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: soft rear end.. but might be normal
Replies: 17
Views: 1719

soft rear end.. but might be normal

i have a 3.0 and tend to drive it quite fast (upto the speed limit) :) so, 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd, all happen quite quickly.... at the moment if you change in a corner, then you need to be aware that its going to move as you change gear, you get a wobble.. ish... a slight unnerving feeling shall ...
by 4wheels
Sat 18 Mar, 2017 21:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: POPULAR MODIFICATIONS for Z3
Replies: 19
Views: 2295

Re: POPULAR MODIFICATIONS for Z3

do you want it to go faster/corner better.... or look prettier?
by 4wheels
Tue 14 Mar, 2017 21:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Head gasket 3.0
Replies: 12
Views: 1402

Re: Head gasket 3.0

You need to have a good look about. It's probably something plastic that's weeping. But might not do it hot. Only cool.. Or only hot. Or whilst cooling lol.
My audi only leaked when cooling.
by 4wheels
Tue 14 Mar, 2017 21:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sticky Brake Caliper?
Replies: 13
Views: 1320

Re: Sticky Brake Caliper?

Mine just had sticky pads in the caliper due to rust. Needed new pads and discs and a good file.. All ok now.
by 4wheels
Wed 15 Feb, 2017 22:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: intermittent wipe
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: intermittent wipe

No wonder they went bust its a bit excessive
by 4wheels
Wed 15 Feb, 2017 22:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What price genuine diff carrier bushes
Replies: 12
Views: 1188

Re: What price genuine diff carrier bushes

EBay has some..... Just cos it's not oem and is a pretty colour doesn't mean it's worse or stiffer.
The red ones are probably the same but £22
by 4wheels
Mon 13 Feb, 2017 20:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!
Replies: 21
Views: 1624

Re: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!

With spacers on the rear, surely this makes it tend to understeer more?
Or is it so slight you can't tell
by 4wheels
Sat 11 Feb, 2017 21:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!
Replies: 21
Views: 1624

Re: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!

mines a 3.0, on 15" wheels.... all drives fine, nice and slideable, 4 wheel drifting etc!
but.. they do look naff, and i want bigger brakes..... do you pick 16 or 17's?
its fairly soft in my opinion compared to my S4, but its a lighter car and they tend to be softer.
by 4wheels
Fri 03 Feb, 2017 22:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I wouldn't leave home without it
Replies: 11
Views: 1090

Re: I wouldn't leave home without it

wheel spinning it sideways out the drive...........
by 4wheels
Fri 03 Feb, 2017 22:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window / roof leak - window adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: Window / roof leak - window adjustment

mine leaked when it rained loads the other week. i cleaned the whole rubber above the windscreen top... was full of all sorts. then cleaned both side of the A pillar rubber, the bottom of it was full of rubbish so the water couldnt escape and filled up the pocket at the top and came in the car. its ...
by 4wheels
Thu 19 Jan, 2017 21:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: fun on ice
Replies: 10
Views: 1290

Re: fun on ice

i agree.. they are so much fun in the ice/snow/greasey salted roads......
ive been driving it more in the winter than the summer lol