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by Buzz
Wed 31 Jan, 2018 11:45
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Pothole!
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Pothole!

Cheers. will do.
by Buzz
Tue 30 Jan, 2018 11:39
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Pothole!
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Pothole!

Thanks all. Car was checked over today and it looks like I got away without any damage. To be honest I'm amazed but very happy. New tyres next week.

Cheers,

Buzz.
by Buzz
Mon 29 Jan, 2018 13:40
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Pothole!
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Pothole!

Many thanks for your response. The wheels are 108s 18'' 35 profile. The car goes up on a ramp tomorrow - I'll let you know how that goes. You're right though - the runflats are going. Tyre recommendations anyone?

Cheers,

Buzz.
by Buzz
Thu 25 Jan, 2018 11:59
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Pothole!
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Pothole!

Hi All, It's been a long time since I posted on here but I'm looking for a little advice. I drove through a large pothole this week which made an almighty bang. Although the car drives ok (no noticeable difference) I'm concerned about potential damage. The car is going up on a ramp next Tuesday to h...
by Buzz
Tue 03 May, 2016 13:07
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Hello, again
Replies: 1
Views: 673

Hello, again

Hello all,

I was a member of this group 6 or so years ago up until I sold my z3. I picked up a Z4 3.0si on Saturday and thought I'll pop in and say hello again! Nice to be back behind the wheel of a Z...

Cheers,

Buzz
by Buzz
Thu 30 Dec, 2010 15:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Tonneau Cover (NOW SOLD), Wind Deflector (NOW SOLD)
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Les, you have PM

Cheers,

Buzz
by Buzz
Mon 06 Dec, 2010 13:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Tonneau Cover (NOW SOLD), Wind Deflector (NOW SOLD)
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Tonneau Cover (NOW SOLD), Wind Deflector (NOW SOLD)

After 8 years of very happy Z3 ownership I have been forced to sell due to an expanding family. This means I have a few bits for sale, Tonneau (Black), perfect condition ****Now Sold**** Wind deflector, again, good as new, (non-roll hoop type)****Now Sold*** And some beige mats (3 months old)***Gone...
by Buzz
Sat 10 Apr, 2010 22:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Yip, I looked into doing it myself and to be honest for the price, i thought why the effort! - it is silicon sealed and no condensation etc so happy days!

Buzz
by Buzz
Sat 10 Apr, 2010 19:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Rear window replacement

Hi all, It's been a while since I've posted, but I thought this was worth it. During the cold weather I managed to crack my rear window (don't ask, I wasn't thinking!) Just to let you know that I found a chap in Southend, Essex that replaces them for £150 - he did an excellent job - I'll post pics i...
by Buzz
Wed 27 Jan, 2010 12:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Shaking steering wheel? Please help!
Replies: 14
Views: 1007

Thanks to all - car booked in on Saturday at a friendly garage that will have a look at the calipers / ball joints.

Many thanks angain for all you help - I'll update you on the verdict after Saturday.

Cheers,

Buzz.
by Buzz
Mon 25 Jan, 2010 11:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Shaking steering wheel? Please help!
Replies: 14
Views: 1007

Shaking steering wheel? Please help!

Hello all, I experienced a problem at the weekend and wonder if any of you chaps have heard of experienced similar. Driving on the A131 about 70ish when I noticed a severe vibration through the steering wheel. So much so the steering wheel itself was shaking quite violently (moving from left to righ...
by Buzz
Fri 21 Aug, 2009 13:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What Oil?
Replies: 1
Views: 316

What Oil?

Apologies in advance - as I'm being a bit lazy here, but can someone tell me what engine oil to (10w40 etc?) use in Z3 2.0?

Thanks!

Buzz
by Buzz
Tue 12 Aug, 2008 07:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pics.....
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Thanks all, here you go... (I hope this works!)

Image

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by Buzz
Mon 11 Aug, 2008 14:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pics.....
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Pics.....

Sorry to be a idiot, but how do I upload pics? I'm an old memeber that's just put a zed back on the road after two years in a barn and want to share the results! I keep getting a message saying pic too big (256 max)?

Can anybody help (me stupid!)?

Cheers,

Buzz,
by Buzz
Mon 11 Aug, 2008 13:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear knob replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 1490

I've heard the horror stories! hence asking on here! I've spend two days getting the back to normal after being mathballed for two years - all looking good aside from the gear knob which is a smidge worn!
by Buzz
Mon 11 Aug, 2008 13:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear knob replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 1490

Hmmm, thanks chaps, perhaps I'll have a look under the top of the thing to see if there's a screw prior to trying!
by Buzz
Mon 11 Aug, 2008 12:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear knob replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 1490

Many thanks - I would have gone for a twist rather than tug, so to speak! so worth me asking the question!

Thanks again,

Buzz.
by Buzz
Mon 11 Aug, 2008 12:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear knob replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 1490

Gear knob replacement

Hi all, well, after some time abroad, I'm back and de-mothballing my car, I'm just wondering how you replace the gear knob - may seem like a simple thing to do but I thought I'd post on here before I go forward with brute force and break something!

Cheers,

Buzz.
by Buzz
Mon 27 Nov, 2006 12:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3s in Essex
Replies: 79
Views: 2981

I'm in Essex, Rayleigh....

Buzz.
by Buzz
Wed 27 Sep, 2006 13:25
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Cheap Independent BMW Servicing
Replies: 0
Views: 258

Cheap Independent BMW Servicing

Hello all, a chap I know is a mechanic for a BMW dealers in Essex and is happy to do work on the side.... Very decent chap, reliable and being a current BMW trained mechanic, knows his stuff. He's based around the Rayleigh area... If anyone is interested in having any work carried out PM me and I'll...
by Buzz
Mon 25 Sep, 2006 10:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dashboard squeak - trim around centre air vents
Replies: 3
Views: 317

My car did this when I bought it a few years ago. Try a tiny bit WD-40 in the cracks to the trim and you'll find that the squeaking dissapears completely. (takes about a day or so for the WD-40 aroma to dissapear though I'm afraid)

Cheers

Buzz.
by Buzz
Thu 17 Aug, 2006 12:05
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Don't mess with this Z4 driver!
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Fraid it's a fake chaps... http://wittkopp.net/

Buzz.
by Buzz
Thu 10 Aug, 2006 12:34
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Rear bumper respray.
Replies: 8
Views: 1254

Hi, Sorry to hear about the damage mate.

I've had my rear bumper resprayed twice by dealers (Fairfield Southend), at a cost of £280 a go.

Luckily the eeeejits that drove into me paid each time.


Buzz.
by Buzz
Wed 09 Aug, 2006 12:46
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Weird incident.....
Replies: 23
Views: 1063

Hilarious! why does this type of thing not happen to me?!!!!


Buzz
by Buzz
Fri 21 Jul, 2006 15:43
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Perfect Zimming Tunes
Replies: 9
Views: 591

Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves the Sunshine!

Other than than quite into the Forever Faithless album at the mo...

Loving the weather!

Buzz
by Buzz
Wed 28 Jun, 2006 08:46
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Louis Vutton Z3
Replies: 129
Views: 15903

Two words came to mind when I saw the pics of the blue Zed......

......"Wacky Races"

Not to my taste but each to their own I suppose....


Buzz
by Buzz
Tue 23 May, 2006 10:32
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Two zeds and something special...!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

There's actually a McMerc SLR in the window of Dunhill on Jermyn Street in the west end in London. Automotive porn.

Buzz.
by Buzz
Fri 12 May, 2006 11:09
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Perfect Music-Off Topic-ish
Replies: 14
Views: 787

Just given the second CD a wee listen - cue sheets would be top as I want to copy both to CD - thanks for sharing, right up my street!

Cheers mate!

Buzz.
by Buzz
Fri 12 May, 2006 10:27
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Perfect Music-Off Topic-ish
Replies: 14
Views: 787

Top effort mate. 1st CD reminds me of Salinas Sessions - a Jon Sa Trincha effort from a couple years ago.

Thanks

Buzz.
by Buzz
Wed 22 Feb, 2006 14:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: brake pads...
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Erm, thanks Mike, I think?! and you're right, I have no interest in how the car works - I simply enjoy driving it! I don't necessarily want or need to know how to build one from scratch.

:lol:

Buzz.
by Buzz
Wed 22 Feb, 2006 13:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: brake pads...
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Cheers Robin, much appreciated....

Buzz.
by Buzz
Wed 22 Feb, 2006 12:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: brake pads...
Replies: 6
Views: 529

brake pads...

Hello people! really stupid question probably but I'm really lazy, when the brake pads get low on my 2.0 will a light come on somewhere to tell me to change them or do I actually have to go the trouble of looking at them myself?

Cheers

Buzz. (aka lazy boy)
by Buzz
Mon 13 Feb, 2006 10:44
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Top Gear winter Olympics special
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Have to say it was hilarious! Hammond on describing the jet systems in the mini - "this is the cutting edge of cocking about." Genius!

Buzz.
by Buzz
Mon 30 Jan, 2006 09:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Blue W Reg 2.8 with Hardtop - Braintree
Replies: 28
Views: 1067

Hi Alex, I'm in Rayleigh...

Buzz.
by Buzz
Sun 29 Jan, 2006 20:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Blue W Reg 2.8 with Hardtop - Braintree
Replies: 28
Views: 1067

I'm in Essex and generally wave to fellow owners!

Buzz.
by Buzz
Tue 24 Jan, 2006 08:52
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Weekend trips.....
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Cornwall is always a winner in my book - beautiful coastline and small villages - some part are like the land that time forgot! Excellent cliff walk (if you want to get out of the car!) from Tintagel to Boscastle too.... highly recommeded.

Buzz
by Buzz
Thu 10 Nov, 2005 10:57
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: BMW Specialists in Essex
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Alex, I've used these chaps for servicing - decent bunch and seemed to know what they were talking about - had a a couple of M3s in the car park waiting to be serviced when I was there. Garage Name: Bennetts B M W Specialist Telephone: 01245 328601 Address: Hallgate House 52-54 Hullbridge Rd, South ...
by Buzz
Tue 08 Nov, 2005 09:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Potential Problems On 1999 2.0 Z3, Need Advice Please
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Hi G. You have PM..

Buzz.
by Buzz
Mon 07 Nov, 2005 11:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Potential Problems On 1999 2.0 Z3, Need Advice Please
Replies: 7
Views: 546

I'd second oxford's suggestion. I drive a 2.0 and if Essec is actually Essex you are welcome to have a peek at mine to give you a reasonable comparison which may help you. PM me if interested...

Buzz.
by Buzz
Tue 25 Oct, 2005 17:21
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Berkshire Hunt
Replies: 32
Views: 3333

Hey, were the pics of lunch at the Swan in Goring/Streatley just by the bridge and weir?

If so, I used to live just round the corner!!

Buzz.
by Buzz
Fri 09 Sep, 2005 09:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My first Z3 - Help!
Replies: 14
Views: 838

Ditto that Bloke! I've not got anywhere near to 30mpg in my 2.0!!!!

Buzz
by Buzz
Thu 18 Aug, 2005 07:52
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: What do you look like??? - Part 3......
Replies: 58
Views: 3764

Oh ok then! Here a nice shiny pic of my mug! Buzz.
by Buzz
Tue 26 Jul, 2005 20:11
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: OFF TOPIC very sad indeed
Replies: 23
Views: 1349

Hi mate, REALLY sorry to hear about your pooch. I know first hand what you are going through. My boxer pup was attacked by a Rhodesian Ridgeback (spelling??) some years ago and subsequently had to be put down. It's extremely sad and makes me too angry for words that some owners are not aware of what...
by Buzz
Thu 21 Jul, 2005 18:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Z3 Owner with handling problems
Replies: 8
Views: 684

I'd echo Spokey's comments - last summer I replaced the rears and the car suddenly became rather unpredictable, with two weeks I had 2 new fronts even though the old ones were only part worn - problem solved. Eagles all round now.

Buzz.
by Buzz
Mon 27 Jun, 2005 11:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hiya
Replies: 60
Views: 3174

Hey, Welcome!!!

Buzz
by Buzz
Wed 15 Jun, 2005 10:58
Forum: Better Driving
Topic: Do you use the handbrake?
Replies: 26
Views: 5465

Have to admit I hardly use my handbrake either!
by Buzz
Fri 03 Jun, 2005 14:01
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Big probs with my baby.
Replies: 173
Views: 14401

I've been following this thread for some time and have to say I'm disgusted with the "what does he expect from a car of this age" comment. What about the fact that the car has only covered 38K miles???

Buzz.
by Buzz
Wed 01 Jun, 2005 11:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Nasty noise...
Replies: 21
Views: 1779

Erm after the service the noise has completely disappeared. So the garage basically couldn't tell me for sure what it may have been. :head: Still, would totally recommend Bennets specialist BMW in South Woodham, Essex - the chaps seem to know what they are talking about and are genuinely enthusiasti...
by Buzz
Fri 27 May, 2005 08:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Nasty noise...
Replies: 21
Views: 1779

Well, spoke with a BMW specialist garage last nte, and I'm told that there is a (excuse my lack of technical terminology here) some sort of washer thing that takes up the slack in the vanos at certain revs - this washer can reduce in its effectiveness post 30K - no problem to leave it - just sounds ...
by Buzz
Thu 26 May, 2005 13:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Nasty noise...
Replies: 21
Views: 1779

It's booked in next Tuesday - just paranoid about driving it now as need the car for a visit to the world superbikes at silverstone over the weekend which will involve about a 200 mile round trip.

I know I should have got this sorted before!!!