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by mich
Mon 23 Feb, 2009 00:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is any diff noise acceptable?
Replies: 32
Views: 1564

You must be short of good mechanics over there, did the idiot still keep his job :shock:
by mich
Wed 18 Feb, 2009 23:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: what miles
Replies: 58
Views: 2727

srp69 I am convinced that the Z3 will be a much sought after classic and for Mileage have a look at Kruisn's post on3/10/08 @ 10,000
It has never been wet and is yet to have a service :D
by mich
Sun 15 Feb, 2009 03:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is any diff noise acceptable?
Replies: 32
Views: 1564

If you can change the sound by varying the load then it has to be in the Diff , I would think most make some sort of noise, providing no bits of metal are found in the old oil and not too much backlash is found I would not worry too much unless it gets noticeably worse, what it boil down to is that ...
by mich
Sat 13 Dec, 2008 22:04
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Rear tyre wear Z3
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Thanks guys that gives me a bit of “peace of mind” I have had the car since 5000k Jap import, as far as I know it has not been lowered, the rest of the tyre wear was pretty even, just the inside edges had what I thought was accelerated wear. can any one give me the standing height? The Dealer fitted...
by mich
Fri 12 Dec, 2008 22:46
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Rear tyre wear Z3
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Rear tyre wear Z3

Just had rear tyres replaced at 37000 kilometres, due to canvas showing and hanging out on inside edge [left rear was very bad] dealer said geometry was ok and that it is just the way the Z3 is set up ?
Does this make sense?
by mich
Mon 01 Dec, 2008 20:19
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: How often to clean and reproof the hood?
Replies: 14
Views: 3120

The BMW kit comes with a cleaner which I use just prior to proofing, the hood material is Mohair I believe, the fact that it is coloured at manufacture means that chemicals have been applied right from the start so I wouldn’t worry about spoiling the nature of the original material, if it is not bea...
by mich
Mon 01 Dec, 2008 03:07
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: How often to clean and reproof the hood?
Replies: 14
Views: 3120

I use the BMW product, have gone from twice a year to once, seems to last OK, also I never wash the hood
by mich
Sat 22 Nov, 2008 03:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hood Rubbing
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Hood Rubbing

Over the past few months I have noticed that the nap is being worn off the Z hood, mainly in a couple of places as shown in pic [not my Z] It is due to rubbing when the hood is down and will only get worse as time goes by, my question is this: Is adjustment provided to limit the DOWN position of the...
by mich
Sat 01 Nov, 2008 20:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Auto wipers?
Replies: 25
Views: 2383

I was happy with my wiper operation until I read this thread now I am apprehensive, mine seem to work perfectly either moving or stationary the only time they stop is if I leave them going when the screen is dry then the extra resistance kicks in and they stop which is what was intended.
by mich
Sat 11 Oct, 2008 02:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is this as bad as I think....?
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Whats with the date on the pics 18/04/08 :shrug
by mich
Sat 04 Oct, 2008 01:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: what miles
Replies: 58
Views: 2727

Oh dear is right kruisn :shock: :wave I suppose you still have the original Oil in it :D :D
I have notched up 35,000k for my 2002 3.0L
by mich
Wed 10 Sep, 2008 02:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pic files too big
Replies: 4
Views: 318

This is a good free basic reducing tool http://blogs.msdn.com/cumgranosalis/arc ... lorer.aspx
It comes up whenever you right click target
by mich
Sun 07 Sep, 2008 23:29
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: BMW Service Technician Apprenticeship At BMW Sytner Coventry
Replies: 60
Views: 3664

daniboi2k8 wrote:sorry ill try my best to type normally :D is this better?
A lot better, :D 100% for effort. 90% for results.
by mich
Sun 31 Aug, 2008 05:18
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My New Z4!
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

MarkN It is a bute, only problem is when you pull into a Motel they put the prices up by 20%
by mich
Thu 14 Aug, 2008 23:44
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: BMW Service Technician Apprenticeship At BMW Sytner Coventry
Replies: 60
Views: 3664

LukeyBoy wrote:
Check back tommorrow for my last day! :/
Luke
So, is this week a trial period to see if you are suitable, and then if all OK you will go on to do your apprenticeship?
by mich
Tue 12 Aug, 2008 03:08
Forum: Computer help
Topic: Maxtor external hard drive
Replies: 8
Views: 3288

Thanks Richard, at last a good word, it is the USA jokers that are giving it a bad name, they say there is no help unless you pay, and they o/heat + hard to set up. I just am not knowledgeable enough to sort out the really tech stuff. so is it easy to install?? I am looking at the 500GB model.
by mich
Mon 11 Aug, 2008 06:52
Forum: Computer help
Topic: Maxtor external hard drive
Replies: 8
Views: 3288

Maxtor external hard drive

Has anyone had experience of the Maxtor One Touch4 external hard drive, I have heard that they gave a bit of trouble, but they may have sorted it out by now, they are sold here with a 5yr wty so should be reasonable. good or not?
by mich
Sat 09 Aug, 2008 04:22
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: BMW Service Technician Apprenticeship At BMW Sytner Coventry
Replies: 60
Views: 3664

LukeyBoy I am not up with the background, is it with BMW?? if so very interested to hear what to days apprenticeship entails, how long, what qualifications needed to start, do you serve it at a BMW factory, how much theory and is it given at factory or a collage, how much practical, give us the fac...
by mich
Thu 24 Jul, 2008 05:40
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Zeds in Millau.
Replies: 11
Views: 1517

Fantastic pics and what a bridge I am so envious, but not of the Snails ugh
by mich
Thu 17 Jul, 2008 01:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: "Swinging" noise
Replies: 10
Views: 1021

Re: "Swinging" noise

BonBon wrote:What is the swinging noise that I hear inside the car from under the bonnet - for about 2 to 3 seconds - every time I switch off the ignition?
Perhaps you have a mini Benny Goodman in residence :shock:
by mich
Tue 15 Jul, 2008 23:14
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: front ride height
Replies: 13
Views: 1334

Just to take a slightly different tack, the actual road springs are shock absorbers, and what is commonly referred to as shock absorbers are in fact Dampers. Not over here they're not. Not What?? I am just making the point that the terminology is wrong, wherever you live. A Spring absorbs and a sho...
by mich
Tue 15 Jul, 2008 01:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: front ride height
Replies: 13
Views: 1334

Just to take a slightly different tack, the actual road springs are shock absorbers, and what is commonly referred to as shock absorbers are in fact Dampers. :colourful:
by mich
Sun 13 Jul, 2008 03:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door Dent Already :o(
Replies: 4
Views: 506

It does pi$$ me off why folks are so careless. Even when you try and park up alone in an empty corner, the car is always surrounded by at least 1 other when you come back. I guess some people can't park by white lines alone... I don't think they are careless, just jealous, I have just had the same ...
by mich
Tue 08 Jul, 2008 09:39
Forum: Computer help
Topic: System Restore
Replies: 2
Views: 1418

Re: system restore

what exactly is the problem?, best solution is to save any important data and re-install windows richard www.pctechnology.org.uk Richard, the problem is that I have a problem with gmail notifier now making a noise when an email comes in, I don't want this but can't seem to fix it, I have removed an...
by mich
Tue 08 Jul, 2008 05:48
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Mpg
Replies: 17
Views: 1345

30 mpg by sticking to speed legal limits, but my Ford Faimont "the big boy" does 28 with the same limits :D
by mich
Tue 08 Jul, 2008 04:45
Forum: Computer help
Topic: System Restore
Replies: 2
Views: 1418

System Restore

My System restore has stopped working, after re start I get the message that my computer could not be restored, so I tried 3 other dates, same message came up?? When Selecting “help” I get: Restoration was unsuccessful No changes have been made to your computer. System Restore was unable to restore ...
by mich
Mon 07 Jul, 2008 08:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: FLAT Battery: Totally lost!
Replies: 15
Views: 851

Mike, My Ford Fairmont Radio keeps the presets when the battery is disconnected I do have to enter the code, I have not tried the Z. My cell phone [Samsung] and lap top also keep all the info when battery is removed. All my mains powered stuff do the same I realise these probably have a built in bat...
by mich
Sun 06 Jul, 2008 10:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Disaster!
Replies: 34
Views: 1921

That is a good idea, obviously it did not impede the air flow, was it behind the rad grills as well?
by mich
Sun 06 Jul, 2008 10:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: FLAT Battery: Totally lost!
Replies: 15
Views: 851

Gee another day at school, I can understand the alarm drawing current, but I never realised that a stereo or Radio drew current when switched off, or a GPS but I have never had a vehicle with GPS. :dunce: Electrics was always my weak point, as all of our w/s electrical was sent out to the Sparky, so...
by mich
Sat 05 Jul, 2008 11:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: FLAT Battery: Totally lost!
Replies: 15
Views: 851

Mike, You better explain how to use a multi meter, If not technically savy I would suggest cdevey gets some one to help and explain.
by mich
Sat 05 Jul, 2008 05:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: FLAT Battery: Totally lost!
Replies: 15
Views: 851

If the battery is in good condition and fully charged it should last for many weeks as only the clock will be drawing power, I very much doubt if the small amount of driving 30min and 40min with a start in between would be enough to give the battery a decent charge from flat, see how it goes after y...
by mich
Sun 29 Jun, 2008 10:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lightning Sport Car.
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Lightning Sport Car.

I thought this may provide a topic of interest, to me it seems the way to go, each wheel has its own motor, and ….......… but have a look and see what you think, PS They are taking orders lol.
http://www.lightningcarcompany.co.uk/home.php [/url]
by mich
Thu 19 Jun, 2008 01:18
Forum: Computer help
Topic: Media Player Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2413

Thanks, I will give it a try
by mich
Wed 18 Jun, 2008 03:53
Forum: Computer help
Topic: Media Player Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2413

I have put CD into my DVD player and it works OK through the TV, found this info under properties, type= CDFS ??????:confused: ??
by mich
Wed 18 Jun, 2008 00:35
Forum: Computer help
Topic: Media Player Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2413

Yes, + a new brand to me SKC - CD R but that does not work either, funny that it happens with Roxio as well. could it be my hard drive or even the version of M Player, perhaps a re install would work?
by mich
Tue 17 Jun, 2008 11:57
Forum: Computer help
Topic: Media Player Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2413

Yep, all legal and paid for :)
by mich
Tue 17 Jun, 2008 02:52
Forum: Computer help
Topic: Media Player Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2413

Media Player Problems

Suddenly I am having problems with media player 11, having upgraded from version 10, I cannot copy or make audio CD, they play in random order on PC but will not play on CD player, no track info shows at all, I then tried the Roxio disc copier but while this ripped and burned as per normal the finis...
by mich
Mon 16 Jun, 2008 05:48
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Stone Chips
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

I cant get a good finish either, so unless you want to spend hours on them, all I do is to apply 1 touch of paint and 1 touch of clear varnish this seals the damaged area so further deterioration is stopped, then eventually take it to the painter and get the lot done professionally, you could fit a ...
by mich
Sun 15 Jun, 2008 06:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Removing Locking Wheel Nuts
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: Removing Locking Wheel Nuts

briguy wrote:While removing and greasing wheel nuts discovered that the fitting for the locking wheel nuts is slipping on all wheels, has anyone any helpful hints on how to remove the locking wheel nuts, Thanx Briguy
Do you mean it is slipping over the Nut?? :?
by mich
Fri 13 Jun, 2008 22:37
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3
Replies: 28
Views: 4418

Get a scarf, hat and turn the heater on! a bit of rain isnt noticeable above 50 anyway it gos straight over! Yep, totally agree, a good ‘go faster cap’ [back closed in] a nice white scarf wrapped around your neck, heater full blast, you can go all day and stay nice and warm. Just one thing, if you ...
by mich
Wed 04 Jun, 2008 21:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Wiring Diagram
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Thanks dave and pingu, have saved doco, both links lead to same site, so it must be good :) . Felt a fool when I couldn't open the flap at the gas station, of course with the 6CD unit fitted in the boot the manual release was covered, got home and removed the CD unit pulled the green tab which was n...
by mich
Wed 04 Jun, 2008 04:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Wiring Diagram
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Z3 Wiring Diagram

Can anyone help with a wiring diagram for a 2002 Z3 3.0L, specifically to show Fuel Filler Flap feed and fuse, Thanks, :) could not find in Z3 product range or with a search :o
by mich
Wed 28 May, 2008 23:59
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Delivery Lead Times
Replies: 2
Views: 692

greg_ch wrote:It depends on demand but you should have one in 3 months. Yes the current Z4's is produced in Spartenburg USA. The new Z4 will be produced in Germany.
Wow :lol: That is one in the eye for China :D :D
by mich
Tue 27 May, 2008 22:31
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: My Service Book Ummmm Spark Plugs Ummmm cock up
Replies: 21
Views: 1690

I am sure that I have read somewhere that 100,000 miles is an expected interval for Plug change, it would of course depend on which plugs are fitted! if original plugs I would aim for 100,000mls. :)
by mich
Sat 24 May, 2008 22:39
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Finally found a fanstastic wax after 17 years of searching!
Replies: 18
Views: 2837

Hi SpunkyM
Yes, being down under I was forgetting contamination etc, and I suppose it builds up over time, at least that is one expense that I do not have.
by mich
Sat 24 May, 2008 05:25
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Finally found a fanstastic wax after 17 years of searching!
Replies: 18
Views: 2837

Unless you are a perfectionist why would you want to polish a clear coat of lacquer assuming that it is in good condition? [If you are down to the basic paint then that would be different]
otherwise a wax should be all that is needed providing that it is applied frequently :? .
by mich
Sun 18 May, 2008 01:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Production run figures
Replies: 4
Views: 430

I didn’t know Z3’s came out with cruise control!! The worst cruise control I have is the missus. And that is total control :fade
by mich
Tue 06 May, 2008 21:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pro's and Con's of running a hard top
Replies: 20
Views: 1074

I was under the impression that the towel came free with the hard top but you had to obtain, and pay, if you purchase hard top as an extra latter on.
by mich
Tue 06 May, 2008 21:41
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Bit of Humor
Replies: 2
Views: 425

OK, I am guilty as well, is it curable?? :oops:
by mich
Wed 30 Apr, 2008 00:36
Forum: Computer help
Topic: Computer hard drives
Replies: 6
Views: 2566

Thanks for the input, They are expensive see http://techreport.com/articles.x/13163 I am in for a new desk top but will stick with the normal HD :shock: