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by Geoff H
Thu 26 Jan, 2017 21:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Still some very low mileage Z3s around
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: Still some very low mileage Z3s around

There was a waiting list for them, it was getting on for 1 year. A lot of people put a order in for one then sold it on as they were selling for up to £1000 over the list price, as the demand was so great
by Geoff H
Wed 21 Dec, 2016 21:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm siren missing?
Replies: 12
Views: 1198

Re: Alarm siren missing?

On the pre-facelift cars the siren could be set to silent, leaving just the indicators as a warning when arming, siren still went off if car was tampered with.They came with a "key" to turn them off too. Don't know if this can be done on facelift car
by Geoff H
Wed 09 Nov, 2016 19:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: intermittent wipe
Replies: 12
Views: 1316

Re: intermittent wipe

I remember reading something about this about 10 years (or more) ago, not sure where or even if it works, and this may not even be the article I was thinking about. This is a link to one of the saved pages for Z3's I have
http://www.waycoolinc.com/z3/bimmerdump/65945.html
by Geoff H
Thu 06 Oct, 2016 22:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Why doesn't my cigarette lighter work?
Replies: 8
Views: 1055

Re: Why doesn't my cigarette lighter work?

Bare in mind that once you get your cigarette lighter working as it should not all accessory plugs are the same. Some years ago I brought one from Amazon to run some of my things from, the first wouldn't work in my Z3 but worked ok in one of my son's cars, I connected the seller who asked the make o...
by Geoff H
Thu 08 Sep, 2016 12:32
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: leather painting tips....
Replies: 13
Views: 1758

Re: leather painting tips....

I don't know anything about Tarrago leather dye, but the Liquid Leather is more than a dye, it creates a new surface which is hard wearing and brings it back to the orginal look. My steering wheel wasn't as bad as yours, it just had small nicks in it caused by rings and it covered those with no prob...
by Geoff H
Wed 07 Sep, 2016 16:55
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: leather painting tips....
Replies: 13
Views: 1758

Re: leather painting tips....

I always thought the beige leather on the steering wheel was very soft and easily marked. I used Liquid Leather on mine with very good results.

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by Geoff H
Mon 11 Jul, 2016 22:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Flashing Indicators once locked.
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: Flashing Indicators once locked.

A common fix is to replace with one from a X5 as they are slightly longer, or stick a pad above the switch on the bonnet, I did the latter
by Geoff H
Mon 20 Jun, 2016 19:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: wanted tan steering wheel to fit Z3 and gear knob
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: wanted tan steering wheel to fit Z3 and gear knob

BladeRunner919 wrote:I didn't know there was such a thing. I though they were all black, with a few that have just the lower spoke in a different colour.

A beige rim on the steering wheel was part of the extended leather option
by Geoff H
Mon 06 Jun, 2016 22:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Would you?
Replies: 7
Views: 1362

Re: Would you?

Looks like something Senna would of done
by Geoff H
Wed 09 Mar, 2016 22:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another Alarm Question
Replies: 22
Views: 2176

Re: Another Alarm Question

Yes I do Geof H Cheers Then it sounds like you have the 3G.EWS alarm then, fitted by BMW. New remotes used to be available from BMW some years ago for about £30, they maybe available on somewhere like eBay, I brought replacement "remotes" from off there, just the outer case and a new battery, and y...
by Geoff H
Wed 09 Mar, 2016 00:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another Alarm Question
Replies: 22
Views: 2176

Re: Another Alarm Question

wizard4 wrote: however there is a small red button on the centre console, occasionally it flashes,
That sounds like the 3G.EWS alarm which I put in my other post, the small red button is for turning off the interior sensors when the hood is down. Do you have sensors in the top corners of your widescreen ?
by Geoff H
Sun 06 Mar, 2016 00:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another Alarm Question
Replies: 22
Views: 2176

Re: Another Alarm Question

Thanks Robert T I was advised by BMW to look at the alarm and there should be a serial number there giving the frequency. And mine is the separate fob which BMW class as aftermarket. Cheers That is rubbish, they are fitted to the cars by BMW when they arrive in this country, before being sent out t...
by Geoff H
Sun 11 Oct, 2015 19:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Esmerelda's Website
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Esmerelda's Website

In the early forum days (may of been before this forum) she visited this country and went on a cruise with a group of the forum members, organised by Tim if I remember rightly
by Geoff H
Thu 24 Sep, 2015 15:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: looking for a 2.8 or 3.0 wide body Z3
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: looking for a 2.8 or 3.0 wide body Z3

Are you still looking for a 2.8 ?
by Geoff H
Thu 23 Jul, 2015 23:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New 1998 2.8 Z3 price?
Replies: 11
Views: 1081

Re: New 1998 2.8 Z3 price?

Like Mike Fishwick's mine was also £32,000, spec looks the same as Mike's but I have Extended Leather, Business CD RDS single disc CD & a Tracker, Roll Bars & Velour Floor Mats were a extra too
by Geoff H
Mon 05 Jan, 2015 19:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof switch move
Replies: 25
Views: 3259

Re: Roof switch move

akirk wrote:does this mean that no-one here has ever operated it while moving?
if so - up to what speed...?

clue - it can work while moving without breaking :D

Alasdair
Tim (Zmeagol) posted a video of him putting the roof up while moving many years ago now, had a quick search but couldn't find it
by Geoff H
Mon 08 Dec, 2014 22:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Power hoods.
Replies: 20
Views: 2586

Re: Power hoods.

Davejue1 wrote:I would think it's probably got a fault so is being sold as a manual hood. All the 2.8's had power hood so guess the M would. :)
On the early 2.8's the power hood was a extra option
by Geoff H
Sun 19 Oct, 2014 19:43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 'New topic' button has gone
Replies: 8
Views: 1608

Re: 'New topic' button has gone

I try not to update till I really have to, my iPhone 6 still has the IOS 8 that it came with, and I don't have any problems with it. My iPod Touch 5 is running IOS 7 and again I'm not updating it, same with my iPad. I do check the Apple forums to see if the bugs they cause get fixed.
by Geoff H
Tue 01 Jul, 2014 23:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW alarm system
Replies: 12
Views: 515

Re: BMW alarm system

Mine is the earlier one, when I picked the car up there was no sound when I armed it just the indicators flashed, when I took it in for a oil change I asked them to switch the audio warning on which they did so you could hear it as you locked/unlocked it. There were two small "keys" supplied with th...
by Geoff H
Tue 01 Jul, 2014 00:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW alarm system
Replies: 12
Views: 515

Re: BMW alarm system

The siren can be turned off leaving just the indicators, there was a post on here a while ago showing the position of the siren
by Geoff H
Fri 13 Jun, 2014 01:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Outside air temperature sensor location
Replies: 16
Views: 586

Re: Outside air temperature sensor location

bertiejaffa wrote:Seems like yours is pretty much bang on. I am going to have to do some testing on mine and will report back. Can someone confirm where the sensor is on my S50?
Its in the drivers side rear wheel arch behind the wheel arch lining
by Geoff H
Tue 20 May, 2014 23:00
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: SEATBELT SHOULDER PADS.
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: SEATBELT SHOULDER PADS.

..... Those look quite neat Geoff...are the ones you bought made from leather too ? Yes they are a beige leather that match my interior perfectly, looking at the advert again it doesn't say they are leather, maybe over the years they may of changed the material, but they look exactly the same as th...
by Geoff H
Tue 20 May, 2014 00:10
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: SEATBELT SHOULDER PADS.
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: SEATBELT SHOULDER PADS.

I bought these http://www.roadstersolutions.com/page162.html from Roadster Solutions over 14 years ago now and they are still good as new. The leather is a very good match to the seats
by Geoff H
Mon 21 Apr, 2014 00:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New car prices
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: New car prices

In 1998 the £28K was for the 2.8 base model, when you start adding on the options it can be a lot more. Mine was £32K with the extras
by Geoff H
Sat 29 Mar, 2014 23:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear Screen
Replies: 13
Views: 500

Re: Rear Screen

littlefeller wrote:or you could just cheat like me and get a tinted rear screen :lol:

The original rear window from new was a green tint
by Geoff H
Sun 23 Mar, 2014 00:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Battery Draining
Replies: 25
Views: 1672

Re: Battery Draining

Do you chaps leave the battery connected to the Z3 when charging over winter or for extended periods of time... or do you disconnect and remove it to charge? If left connected where do you attach the charger...directly to the battery or the terminals under the bonnet I connect direct to the battery...
by Geoff H
Wed 05 Mar, 2014 23:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Flar Battery
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: Flar Battery

I am puzzled that your alarm LED is flashing even when the car is not locked. I am no expert on the early alarm, but I didn't think it flashed unless it was armed, which it does when you lock the car with the remote. Robert is correct. I leave my car in the garage unlocked and the LED light does no...
by Geoff H
Tue 04 Mar, 2014 00:01
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: On Google maps, north west of Taunton
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Re: On Google maps, north west of Taunton

Mine was on Google maps some years ago, parked outside my house

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by Geoff H
Sat 15 Feb, 2014 17:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Key Fob Replacement Batteries
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: Key Fob Replacement Batteries

I too have just opened my spare fob, that has a Duracell MN 21 12v in it , but is the same as the Energizer one I have as a spare, no flat coin type battery in there
by Geoff H
Sat 15 Feb, 2014 17:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Key Fob Replacement Batteries
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: Key Fob Replacement Batteries

I have the early “house brick” fob and it only takes one battery, the spare one I have here for it is a Energizer A23 BP-1 12v
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Energizer-Volt- ... lt+battery
by Geoff H
Fri 07 Feb, 2014 15:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering Wheel Compatibility
Replies: 16
Views: 462

Re: Steering Wheel Compatibility

You might want to get some protection for it...From what I hear, the red leather "bleaches" from hand moisture and sunlight...It may be just an urban myth though...perhaps google and see if anyone else has complaints about red leather steering wheels...and possible precautions... But I really like ...
by Geoff H
Wed 05 Feb, 2014 19:21
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dare I say...Spitfire/MGB Roadster
Replies: 46
Views: 3464

Re: Dare I say...Spitfire/MGB Roadster

footnote Geoff H I thought I had been on this site a few years until I noticed when you joined A month after its creation Ray, I thought I had joined the site right from day 1, as I beta tested the site for David M before it started (it may of been David M's site that preceded this one, but I'm pre...
by Geoff H
Tue 04 Feb, 2014 22:52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dare I say...Spitfire/MGB Roadster
Replies: 46
Views: 3464

Re: Dare I say...Spitfire/MGB Roadster

Weather he buys a Spitfire or MGB expect to be spending some money on it, once you start renovating it goes on and on. About 25 years ago I bought a 1971 MGB Roadster as a weekend toy, I thought I would get a good example that I could just use without doing anything to it. I paid just under £4000 fo...
by Geoff H
Wed 22 Jan, 2014 15:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mot
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Mot

MOT's are always a worry as our cars become older. My car is a 1998 model so will be 16 years old in May but has only done 56,000 miles. It passed its MOT just before Christmas with no advisories, in fact it's only had one advisory in its life a couple of years ago for the front brake pads getting l...
by Geoff H
Sun 29 Dec, 2013 00:00
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Cruise April 6th 2014
Replies: 189
Views: 25950

Re: Cruise March/April 2014

Did an economy run today and by not going over 60mph I achieved (according to the computer) 44mpg rising to 46.3mpg when limiting to 50mph on the return journey. Will brim the tank and do a manual check and see if the figures are any way accurate. Seem optomistic to me!! Don't forget to re-set the ...
by Geoff H
Fri 06 Dec, 2013 22:11
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Tax discs to be scrapped
Replies: 18
Views: 1736

Re: Tax discs to be scrapped

I used to buy tax disc's from the salesmen in a few of the main dealerships we brought the trade-ins from, they would pocket them off the cars when they were traded in and I would give them about half of what they were worth, then send them off for the refund. That scam will now be stopped, so a few...
by Geoff H
Sun 10 Nov, 2013 23:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Soft Top Protector Covers
Replies: 121
Views: 11423

Re: Soft Top Protector Covers

I mainly want a cover to protect the interior when the top in down and I'm out during the summer. as I said she is garaged 99% of the time, she 14yrs and has under 90,000klm on the clock so as you can see she barely moves from the garage :) My concern is how the cover will react with the heat? Road...
by Geoff H
Sat 09 Nov, 2013 23:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Business Radio still sought!
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: BMW Business Radio still sought!

I believe only the Business Radio/Cassette is compatible with a boot CD Changer, the Business Radio/CD is not. You will find some discussion about it on here if you do a search.
by Geoff H
Thu 07 Nov, 2013 00:38
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: CTEK Charger & Halfords 10% Discount!
Replies: 17
Views: 4866

Re: CTEK Charger & Halfords 10% Discount!

Hi all, Long time since i was last here: re battery conditioner, can I assume the leads attaches directly to the battery terminals in the boot or does one attach to the bodywork and if so, where do you suggest? tytytyty I've got it connected direct to the battery with the supplied lead and the char...
by Geoff H
Sat 12 Oct, 2013 00:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: zeds dead baby
Replies: 12
Views: 654

Re: zeds dead baby

My 330 draws 1A if the doors are NOT locked. With the doors locked, the current drops to 0.03A. That's interesting to know, I've never ever locked my car while its in the garage. I did have a battery problem some years ago (a new one "died" after 1 year) so I've used a trickle charger ever since wh...
by Geoff H
Sat 05 Oct, 2013 17:52
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Spartanburg Visit
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Spartanburg Visit

Tim's been there a couple of times. Link to one of them.
http://www.zroadster.net/tim/drives/hc01.html
I think there are others but couldn't find a link
by Geoff H
Sat 28 Sep, 2013 21:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Key Upgrade
Replies: 40
Views: 6156

Re: Key Upgrade

Could the door locks and ignition have been changed during the cars life with locks from a later model, you would then have a later key but still have the original alarm so have to use the "housebrick" alarm fob, but the later key won't "see" the original alarm module
by Geoff H
Thu 26 Sep, 2013 00:01
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: What planet do insurance companies live on?
Replies: 8
Views: 1001

Re: What planet do insurance companies live on?

I did the same this year with Saga, £149.99 for a 2.8, fully comp with protected no claims
by Geoff H
Sat 21 Sep, 2013 00:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Key Upgrade
Replies: 40
Views: 6156

Re: Key Upgrade

The pre-face lift cars used the "house brick" remote to lock/unlock the cars and alarm them (which is programmed behind the glove box). The face lift cars used the key to remotely lock/unlock the car and alarm them (which is programmed by the push button method) Using just the key in the lock to loc...
by Geoff H
Fri 20 Sep, 2013 23:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Key Upgrade
Replies: 40
Views: 6156

Re: Key Upgrade

The key doesn't look like it is the correct one for a pre-face lift car (unless they were different in Italy) that's why the buttons won't unlock it. And it can't be programmed by the method posted earlier, that's for the face lift cars
by Geoff H
Fri 06 Sep, 2013 00:27
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: FIRST TRY WITH SHOWROOM SHINE
Replies: 11
Views: 1488

Re: FIRST TRY WITH SHOWROOM SHINE

I've been using it for a couple of years, and wouldn't use anything else now. So easy to use as has been said, 30 mins. to do the whole car. Doesn't leave any white on any black trim (door handles, washer jets). But does over spray on the last panel you've just done, but easy to wipe off.
by Geoff H
Sat 31 Aug, 2013 00:13
Forum: Performance
Topic: Z3 2.8 remap
Replies: 17
Views: 6020

Re: Z3 2.8 remap

PeterJ wrote:... don't worry about fuel consumption etc ...
3 years later I don't think he will worry :twisted:
by Geoff H
Tue 27 Aug, 2013 23:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorry! Another Alarm query(Updated-solved!)
Replies: 21
Views: 3338

Re: Sorry! Another Alarm query.

Never seen the led in that position, if the front switch blanks are full its put at the back behind the hand brake. I guess a earlier owner must of put it there as BMW wouldn't of
by Geoff H
Tue 27 Aug, 2013 23:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorry! Another Alarm query(Updated-solved!)
Replies: 21
Views: 3338

Re: Sorry! Another Alarm query.

Have you still got the interior sensors in the top corner's of your windscreen ? Can the red led light be pressed in (as a switch) to turn off the interior sensors when the hood is down.
by Geoff H
Sat 20 Jul, 2013 00:10
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Showroom Shine - sample
Replies: 42
Views: 5620

Re: Showroom Shine - sample

Mine came today, very small bottle (may just do the boot lid) and 2 micro cloths. I've been using it for quite a while now, but thought I would still send for one. I get mine in QD stores, £19.99 for a twin pack (2 x 2 litre bottles)