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by mich
Tue 29 Apr, 2008 06:28
Forum: Computer help
Topic: Computer hard drives
Replies: 6
Views: 2560

Computer hard drives

I read some where recently that the days of the Mechanical Hard Drive were over, but have been unable to re locate the article, has any one seen this or offer any further info? Thanks :)
by mich
Wed 23 Apr, 2008 02:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: broken string in roof
Replies: 7
Views: 729

I had the same problem,all I did was to place knot a at the end of the sting and thread it through the spring making a loop then clamp the loop with two small tie wraps.Mine has been ok since.Do this with the top down. I too had this happen 3 yrs ago, did the same fix [connect to spring] has been O...
by mich
Tue 22 Apr, 2008 00:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Polish which is the best
Replies: 23
Views: 1699

Gday srvz3, A cutting compound certainly removes some paint, it does this to get rid of imperfections and give a smooth even finish, some polishes may also do this. But a liquid wax is simply a coat laid on top of the paint for protection and of course to give a nice shine so any imperfections rema...
by mich
Sun 20 Apr, 2008 23:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Polish which is the best
Replies: 23
Views: 1699

Gday srvz3, My problem with clay is this: it claims to: “Clay Kit. Our non-abrasive clay bar safely, easily, and instantly removes paint over spray, fallout, environmental contaminants and more, making waxing easier and more durable.” now if it is non-abrasive what method does it use?? Is it chemic...
by mich
Sun 20 Apr, 2008 12:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Polish which is the best
Replies: 23
Views: 1699

Sure, but this will happen what ever you use, You spend heaps getting a near perfect finish, then after say 4-5 days motoring you have all the gunk etc back on the top, a good tough wax will help protect, but nothing will prevent it.
by mich
Sun 20 Apr, 2008 11:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Stubby Aerial
Replies: 21
Views: 2092

Hmmmm Actually a rag top on the Z3 fitted with a lining is very cosy and water proof, I think you are getting soft in your old age lol. :) :)
by mich
Sun 20 Apr, 2008 11:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Polish which is the best
Replies: 23
Views: 1699

Srvz3 How does oxidation build up on a clear lacquer??
by mich
Sun 20 Apr, 2008 11:06
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Rate My Zm On Aol Please Please,
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Me too, but only 9, as I am not keen on Black :)
by mich
Sun 20 Apr, 2008 11:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Stubby Aerial
Replies: 21
Views: 2092

Hard top??? Then why a roadster??
by mich
Sun 20 Apr, 2008 10:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Stubby Aerial
Replies: 21
Views: 2092

I really am confused or, I am missing something, why on earth would you fit one of these if there is no improvement in reception. It is short and fat and looks terrible compared to the long, slender, strong original which I would suspect performs better. :o
by mich
Sun 20 Apr, 2008 02:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Polish which is the best
Replies: 23
Views: 1699

I agree with 321 bhp, all I use is Meguires Gold Class Liquid Wax @ NZ 25.00 and will do at least 6 polishes,
by mich
Fri 18 Apr, 2008 05:34
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Hello n Goodbye
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Regards to Wolfgang :wink:
by mich
Wed 26 Mar, 2008 22:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: A little clock has appeared on the service lights
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: Read About It!

Have a look in the Owners Handbook, which is full of interesting information, including this one. You don't have one? Go and buy one - you won't regret it. :D Ha Ha, You made my day Mike, :D I wonder at times why manufactures bother with Owners Handbooks, :D it is amazing what you can find in them ...
by mich
Wed 26 Mar, 2008 05:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Possible Newbie looking at a 3.0i Sport
Replies: 6
Views: 649

A couple of other problems that could be encountered: Check that both footwell speakers work, having said that it is easy to fix if you have a faulty relay. Inlet Camshaft sensors were a bit temperamental, just make sure that it keeps idling when coming to a stop and takes away smoothly. A noisy Dif...
by mich
Mon 24 Mar, 2008 21:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.8 Costs
Replies: 36
Views: 1984

tom_deas, I am not going to dampen your enthusiasm but believe me “the more you know the more you realise that you don’t know” and this applies to most things in life, also replacing a head gasket without finding out what caused it’s failure is pointless, ask your local mechanic, I was in the trade...
by mich
Mon 24 Mar, 2008 20:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.8 Costs
Replies: 36
Views: 1984

[quote="tom_deas"]id obv DIY for everything up to and including an engine rebuild quote]

At 19? where has your experience come from :shock: , still there is nothing like the confidence of youth, the best of luck :)
by mich
Thu 20 Mar, 2008 19:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Scratches in vinyl rear window
Replies: 50
Views: 8346

If the plastic is scratched you will not get rid them by polishing, you would actually have to reduce the surface of the plastic down to the same level as the lowest part of the scratch, depending on how deep the scratches are the likelihood of doing this is just about zero.
by mich
Thu 20 Mar, 2008 03:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Scratches in vinyl rear window
Replies: 50
Views: 8346

BonBon A stupid question but, you obviously did both sides of the window :?:
by mich
Tue 18 Mar, 2008 06:23
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: BB & CC
Replies: 12
Views: 1313

Are those 'stick on' stone protectors on the rear guards?? [yellow M]
by mich
Fri 14 Mar, 2008 23:43
Forum: Performance
Topic: A Newbie with an Exhaust/Performance Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1663

Hi Mrs Mozart, can we call you Constanze? How is Amadeus? :D :D
by mich
Tue 11 Mar, 2008 19:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window winder clunk
Replies: 7
Views: 704

Well it sure does point that way if you and MikeR have had the same experience, thanks
by mich
Tue 11 Mar, 2008 19:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window winder clunk
Replies: 7
Views: 704

MikeR, The actual operation is quite and smooth, just that final 5mm that ends in a clunk, but thanks all the same :)
by mich
Sun 09 Mar, 2008 22:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window winder clunk
Replies: 7
Views: 704

Window winder clunk

Just very suddenly the LH window mechanism has developed a very loud and solid clunk when reaching the closed position, the rest of the operation is as smooth as, does the mechanism have a rubber or plastic covered stop ?? If so, it sounds as if this could have come adrift, has any one had this happ...
by mich
Sun 09 Mar, 2008 06:27
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: Background Colour
Replies: 24
Views: 5181

Well done, did you catch the little dos :?:
by mich
Mon 04 Feb, 2008 02:59
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strutt Brace - effect on shake
Replies: 15
Views: 1794

Re: Strutt Brace - effect on shake

Would those of you who have invested in strutt braces say that it increase or decreases scuttle shake/chassis vibration? I can honestly say, on mine, there was a slight reduction in shakes but remember the Z suspension is hard anyway so you will always get a few rattles etc, but the improvement in ...
by mich
Sun 03 Feb, 2008 06:07
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Greetings from Down Under
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: Greetings from Down Under

After three days in Singapore, my wife and I arrived in Christchurch, New Zealand, yesterday after our second overnight flight in five days. I saw only one Z4 in Singapore, but as soon as I left the hotel this morning I saw an immaculate bright red Z3 2.8 coming towards us. Welcome and I hope you e...
by mich
Sat 02 Feb, 2008 03:27
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: What Have u Done to your Z this past 7 days ?
Replies: 46
Views: 2081

Just waiting for our antipodean friends to pipe up now :roll. Well I'll be there next week for a five week tour of New Zealand and Australia 8-) hopfully I'll come back to some Z weather. Who do you mean :shock: I have just popped out of the refrigerator, for a leak, Steve, most of NZ is now in dro...
by mich
Wed 30 Jan, 2008 21:00
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: What Have u Done to your Z this past 7 days ?
Replies: 46
Views: 2081

whiteminks wrote: It is forecast rain and snow over the next few days............ |
Rain?? what's that?? if only we had some :cry: hard parched ground, too hot at night, even have to have the Z hood up and the air conditioner going flat stick, never though I would drive with the hood up when the sun shines.
by mich
Wed 30 Jan, 2008 20:15
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: What Have u Done to your Z this past 7 days ?
Replies: 46
Views: 2081

i continued to question the reason why a german car company who are renowned for supreme effiecency would let americans build a car. :roll: It makes you wonder :? must be down to money in the end, how many more can you think of that have done similar ? Jaguar and MG spring immediately to mind. :win...
by mich
Mon 28 Jan, 2008 02:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help please: Couple of questions re Clutch Pedal & Oil C
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Help please: Couple of questions re Clutch Pedal & O

Z3M Jason wrote:Hi all,
Also does anyone know whether or not you can buy oil filters with built in magnet to collect stray filings etc......

Any advice welcomed please!! :)

Thanks in advance!
Jason
Try a magnetic sump plug, much safer, :)
by mich
Mon 28 Jan, 2008 01:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: User Names
Replies: 21
Views: 990

OK, OK, I know when to call it a day, I am in a minority of one, but remember most of the brilliant minds in history were also in a minority, so I don’t feel too bad. :colourful:
by mich
Sat 26 Jan, 2008 22:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: User Names
Replies: 21
Views: 990

Are you a little Grumpy this morning Mich? :) This morning?? what do you mean, I am always grumpy it comes with age “GOMS” Grumpy old man syndrome. To continue ::::: Some of us do use our first or Christian name but what ever name you choose actual or user, that is the one that should be used by ot...
by mich
Sat 26 Jan, 2008 03:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: User Names
Replies: 21
Views: 990

User Names

I have noticed a growing trend over the last 12mths or so, of posters using the real name of someone instead of the user name when they reply to a posting, why?? Is it meant to show that you are one of the boy’s/girls and know a lot of the members personally??[ Egotistical ] Surly the whole point of...
by mich
Thu 10 Jan, 2008 04:08
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: ZX10r video 189mph
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Kipper wrote:
189mph with the back wheel spinning - he must be chuffing mad.
Yeh, but don't you feel just a wee bit of envy, :colourful:
by mich
Wed 09 Jan, 2008 03:15
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: ZX10r video 189mph
Replies: 14
Views: 807

All I can say is wow a bit faster than my old Francis Barnett 125cc
:colourful:
by mich
Fri 28 Dec, 2007 23:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Well on 19/12/07 I waved goodbye
Replies: 8
Views: 713

cleomantra wrote: he got rid of his z4 for the z3
That's what I like to hear :) obviously a man of taste :wink: :wink:
by mich
Fri 28 Dec, 2007 03:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: lots of problems with my z, need help!!
Replies: 5
Views: 666

You say it is not a petrol smell, but what does the smell resemble? And what have you been eating. Also what did the Mechanic say about the reading?? some more clues would help :lol:
by mich
Sun 23 Dec, 2007 03:49
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Auto polisher
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

Humble apologies big cheesy I didn't mean to make you angry :oops: Just pulling your leg :) :)
by mich
Sat 22 Dec, 2007 03:59
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Auto polisher
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

Hi big cheesy, you want a machine for polishing :shock: how many cars have you in mind? :) :roflmao:
by mich
Thu 20 Dec, 2007 02:57
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Z3 - stupid vandalism
Replies: 12
Views: 1675

Silver2.8 wrote: And wouldnt insurance cover most of it?
It may depend on whether the car was garaged securely, as it obviously happened at night :(
by mich
Wed 19 Dec, 2007 01:04
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Space shots
Replies: 8
Views: 841

Pic #2 looks like NZ, bottom is the South Isl. top is the North Isl. Ill give a wave see if you can spot me lol 8-)
by mich
Wed 19 Dec, 2007 00:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: cold heating blowers
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

Re: Problem?

Mike Fishwick wrote:It sounds as if the engine is sufering frmo one of two well-known BMW problems:

(a) Water pump impeller coming loose on the shaft - the older plastic impellers can lose their grip on the steel shaft after a lot of heating/cooling cycles,
Did they switch to metal impellers? if so when??
by mich
Mon 17 Dec, 2007 04:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: cold heating blowers
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

Re: cold heating blowers

The blowers in my z3 will blow hot only when i am driving the car, when the car is stood stationary, for example at traffic lights, the blowers will turn cold. I do not have air conditioning. Is this a common problem? or can i do anything about it? cheers greg It sounds back to front to me, normall...
by mich
Mon 17 Dec, 2007 04:22
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Managed to get a couple of photos
Replies: 2
Views: 1146

ZC Looks great, The more I see of the Z4 the more I like em, 8-)
by mich
Sun 16 Dec, 2007 02:27
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Fuel Protest Convoys?
Replies: 26
Views: 1518

You are on the right track Robin, personally I would suggest that All Trucks are banned from the road and extend the rail to take the extra freight, All roads have no speed limit, cars with less than 50% of seats occupied forced to give way at all times, poor people made to walk every where or bette...
by mich
Tue 11 Dec, 2007 20:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.8 Exhaust
Replies: 16
Views: 1268

I think that I have the same problem as my exhaust has rattled a bit ever since I purchased the Z [about 3 yrs ago] mostly on pull away never hear it when moving, I put it down to baffles, and will just live with it. :(
by mich
Mon 10 Dec, 2007 20:14
Forum: Computer help
Topic: My Lap Top on a go slow
Replies: 36
Views: 7019

Well, all is fixed. Ran RegCure and not a lot of improvement noticed :bawl: Took PC to Smart PC in my nearest big town, they installed a 1GB thingy while I waited and watched, it took about 5 min, there was no labour charge absolutely free fitting. Now it runs better than new so I have a M type PC, ...
by mich
Wed 05 Dec, 2007 04:29
Forum: Computer help
Topic: My Lap Top on a go slow
Replies: 36
Views: 7019

Just an update, I have decided to let the pros do the job and have ordered a 1GB module, Do you think a registry cleaner would be any good? such as RegCure, or will my defrag and disc clean up do the same job, RegCure can be d/l for US$29.95 per year. :dunce:
by mich
Wed 05 Dec, 2007 02:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: fixing z3 roof
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: fixing z3 roof

could anyone explain where the Hydraulic ram fixes to the hood frame, as i have just purchased z3 m with all hydraulic fixings missing. have purchased and installed all fixing, eg motor, pipes and bottom of ram but cannot see where top of ram affixes too. :oops: :cry: Why on earth were all the bits...
by mich
Tue 04 Dec, 2007 20:17
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Scratches??
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Yeh, I got sucked in by the claims made for the product, just hoped that modern technology had come up with a solution, it must be aimed at those that require absolute 100% perfection, not normal people :wink: