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by mich
Mon 03 Dec, 2007 04:45
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Scratches??
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Scratches??

Has anyone used Meguiars ScratchX I just tried some and very disappointed with the results, virtually no difference despite going over the same scratch 3 or 4 times :(
by mich
Mon 26 Nov, 2007 04:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: changing brake fluid
Replies: 18
Views: 1335

Mike The method you are on about is a way to do it if you have the tackle available and no one to help and it is quick, I will not argue against it :) however I know of owners that have done it the OLD way and they say they did not find any problems. As I said it is something that I have not done o...
by mich
Sun 25 Nov, 2007 00:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: changing brake fluid
Replies: 18
Views: 1335

garythefish, You are right, it may be the old way but providing a mate, wife etc can spend say 20 min with you it is easy, over the years I must have bled hundreds of brake systems on cars and trucks and only ever used a vacuum pump or bleeder a couple of times. The purpose of bleeding is to get ri...
by mich
Wed 21 Nov, 2007 04:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC & ABS Warning?
Replies: 12
Views: 807

Straight 6 You are being tested.
it is a test of love :shock: what ever you do dont fail or the word will go out to all Z3.
Is the Z kept in a garage :?:
by mich
Tue 20 Nov, 2007 22:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC & ABS Warning?
Replies: 12
Views: 807

I wouldn't think you would do any harm to the system, and if they come on just be a careful driver cause you are on your own :wink: Personally if they stay off I would just leave it, however if they come on again for no apparent reason then I would get it checked. you beat me to it Robert T, just as...
by mich
Mon 19 Nov, 2007 01:46
Forum: Computer help
Topic: My Lap Top on a go slow
Replies: 36
Views: 7018

rustyZ4, no offence taken I realise you are all trying to help and I have checked out the site that bimbeemer suggested and had a free scan, it seems that a 1GB memory stick or whatever they are called is the way to go, my system check showed: My computer has 256mb + 1 empty slot. its max capacity i...
by mich
Sat 17 Nov, 2007 20:36
Forum: Computer help
Topic: My Lap Top on a go slow
Replies: 36
Views: 7018

Tourniquet, I have checked on My Comp and found this: Intel (R) Pentium (R) CPU 2.80GHz 2.8GHz, 192 MB of RAM rustyz4, I am just trying to find out how to fix the bl**d# thing, I thought maybe I could do it myself, with some help. This is my first computer and while I can use it reasonably OK I don'...
by mich
Sat 17 Nov, 2007 00:55
Forum: Computer help
Topic: My Lap Top on a go slow
Replies: 36
Views: 7018

Thanks for all the responses and advice some of it is a bit tech for me, perhaps a reboot would be easiest, I don’t know Temporary internet files have been cleared. Norton installed approx 20mths ago, and yes it sits there doing it thing all the time, I must add that this slow down has only recently...
by mich
Fri 16 Nov, 2007 05:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: is it a single or dual vanos ???
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Yes that is the one phb, on the pic below you can make out the 2 studs with the nuts on them, you will also see a couple of electrical leads coming from the unit, I know it needs a bit of a clean, aluminium castings are a s*d for oxidation :)
by mich
Fri 16 Nov, 2007 03:33
Forum: Computer help
Topic: My Lap Top on a go slow
Replies: 36
Views: 7018

My Lap Top on a go slow

Is there any thing else that I can do to speed up my PC? HP Pavilion. 2-3yrs old, 30 GB, Windows XP Home, service pack 2. most of the time (recently)it is so slow eg > My Docos can take several min to appear and some times it is just a couple of secs. I have defraged and also cleaned up hard drive, ...
by mich
Thu 15 Nov, 2007 04:27
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Recommendations for Paintless Dent Removal in the North West
Replies: 3
Views: 913

As a youngster I worked at a Car manufacturer, and they employed 1 guy full time to remove small dents and bumps etc that new cars seem to attract once they have started the birth journey, all he had was a set of small Dolly’s and a special hammer (cant remember the name) but it had the most smooth ...
by mich
Thu 15 Nov, 2007 04:14
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Reservoir Zed
Replies: 16
Views: 1998

AJ in what part of the country were the pics taken???
by mich
Thu 15 Nov, 2007 03:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: is it a single or dual vanos ???
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Have a look at the Engine :o at the front of the inlet camshaft [at the front of the engine] you will see an aluminium housing, go down and to the left a bit to where the Exh camshaft is and there you should see another housing, just the same. so 2 hsgs = twin. 1 hsg = single :) :) "X" = Inlet Hsg. ...
by mich
Wed 14 Nov, 2007 04:27
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: hood maintenance
Replies: 18
Views: 2707

The beading should be better than that, either a weak mixture or not enough on. or perhaps the BMW stuff is a lot better :lol:
by mich
Mon 05 Nov, 2007 02:13
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z10: Yes but no but............
Replies: 9
Views: 690

Just like the things that I used to get out of my cornflakes packet :D
by mich
Sat 20 Oct, 2007 23:37
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 idle problem... revisited
Replies: 30
Views: 4137

Sorry hit the wrong button and it wont delete :oops:
by mich
Sat 20 Oct, 2007 23:25
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 idle problem... revisited
Replies: 30
Views: 4137

Great pics SpunkyM, :) they will be added to my collection.
by mich
Tue 16 Oct, 2007 21:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Problem with the car :-(
Replies: 11
Views: 849

there is a question i have been meaning to ask... when you first start the car up does it rev to approx 1.5k rpm and then come down the 700rpm after a couple of seconds? the E30 320i i had never did this so i am unsure whether this is right. Leigh I think you will find that this is normal :) from a...
by mich
Sat 13 Oct, 2007 00:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Problem with the car :-(
Replies: 11
Views: 849

Hi Straight 6, I had a sensor replaced quite a while ago, but this was not preceded by any of the noises you describe or a vibration. your symptoms do not seem like sensor problems to me :roll: but unrequested changes in RPM do sound familiar to a sensor. dont even think of that nasty Vanos word and...
by mich
Thu 20 Sep, 2007 04:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1325

Once the damage is done I recon you may be too late :?: :?: I'm not sure that white spirits is a good idea for plastic, but then I have never tried it. :? to protect my plastic bits I use Armourguard which keeps things looking like new. Door panels,Dash, Door handles etc, hopefully your problem won'...
by mich
Tue 18 Sep, 2007 22:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 stalling when pressing accelerator from idle.
Replies: 7
Views: 552

I put my money on the inlet cam sensor, typical symptoms, I would be very surprised if it was any thing else.
by mich
Mon 17 Sep, 2007 05:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Low Kms!
Replies: 1
Views: 256

I purchased my Z in 2005 as follows:
2002 Z3 3.0i, all extras, 5500k, steptronic, silver. NZ$50.000 3yrs Wty
by mich
Fri 14 Sep, 2007 23:37
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My other car
Replies: 17
Views: 2072

A Rose by any other name............................ :) :)
by mich
Wed 12 Sep, 2007 00:13
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: A new soft top water and dirt repellent - Car Plan Nano Tech
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Just what we need Spunky, a man at the cutting edge of technology.
hope your hood doesn't crack in 7 mths time :wink: :wink:
by mich
Sun 09 Sep, 2007 04:27
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: hood maintenance
Replies: 18
Views: 2707

I used the BMW cleaner and impregnator at the week end and they seem to have done a good job but the dealer only sold it in a care kit which cost £45 including some shampoo'n'wax a plastic cleaner and something to take of resin off I too use the BMW product and have used it for over 2 yrs it is ver...
by mich
Wed 05 Sep, 2007 22:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: strange running
Replies: 10
Views: 574

Idle speed is always quoted at running temperature, unless setting the choke as on old classics :)
by mich
Wed 05 Sep, 2007 01:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: strange running
Replies: 10
Views: 574

When my sensor packed up I was idling @ 800-900 rpm. when new sensor was fitted it dropped to 600rpm and as smooth as.
by mich
Mon 03 Sep, 2007 20:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: strange running
Replies: 10
Views: 574

Adam, if a refill with fresh gas does not do the trick it could be the inlet camshaft sensor starting to play up, not a pocket breaking job, one thing this usually does is that the engine cuts out when pulling away from rest.
best of luck :)
by mich
Sun 26 Aug, 2007 22:47
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z3/Crossfire
Replies: 34
Views: 1325

One of our local group changed from a great 2.8 Z3 to one of these just to buy mileage ?????
by mich
Sun 12 Aug, 2007 01:06
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Z3 Lap Top ??
Replies: 0
Views: 409

Z3 Lap Top ??

This was in my mailbox this morning thought I would share :wink: For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on. At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stat...
by mich
Tue 07 Aug, 2007 05:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My first tour
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Did you see any other Zs on the road, how did you look after the puppy?
You could have dropped in for a cuppa. lol
by mich
Sun 05 Aug, 2007 04:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Double Vanos on 2.8
Replies: 9
Views: 1205

All these clean engines, I feel ashamed, don't you guys use you Zs :shock:
by mich
Sat 04 Aug, 2007 00:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Considering a Z3
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Aidy, go for broke and get a 3.0L, just about trouble free engine, and more than enough power. :)
by mich
Sun 29 Jul, 2007 06:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dashboard: Anyone have this problem before?
Replies: 10
Views: 560

I checked mine and they are OK, [2002 3.0L] The trim on your air bag looks as if it could be repaired with an adhesive, the vent may need a bit of gentle heat and 4 hands to ease it back into shape.
by mich
Sun 29 Jul, 2007 00:51
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Radio code
Replies: 9
Views: 1173

I have the std BMW unit fitted and this does not have a code :|
by mich
Mon 23 Jul, 2007 03:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Parking with the hood down
Replies: 35
Views: 1794

Steady on Happy ,, we may get banned :bawl:
by mich
Sun 22 Jul, 2007 04:34
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: Private messages
Replies: 18
Views: 4313

Yep, our post is late also, perhaps they forgot to get fresh Horses :roll:
by mich
Sat 21 Jul, 2007 01:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Parking with the hood down
Replies: 35
Views: 1794

Sounds like the same B...... that did my old XK, :cry:
by mich
Wed 18 Jul, 2007 02:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Parking with the hood down
Replies: 35
Views: 1794

Yes it depends where you are, always leave windows up, The only time I had any problems was with a Jag XK 150, left with hood up, and some one slashed it with a knife.
by mich
Wed 18 Jul, 2007 02:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Manual Hood Versus Power Hood
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Re: Time

Mike Fishwick wrote:Yes - but do you fold the locking handles down again? .
Of course? but I don't use the hood cover any more, with that in place it would be more like 10 min :)
by mich
Mon 16 Jul, 2007 06:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Manual Hood Versus Power Hood
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Just checked my time for raising hood, under 5 sec, easy.
Who has the fastest hood :D :D
by mich
Mon 16 Jul, 2007 05:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.8 Hydraulic tappets? and what grade oil?
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

Regarding oil types, I came across some info on the net that said for double vanos engines it could not be recommended strongly enough that LL01 just had to be used, [unfortunately I did not record the link], such as edge, softec or longtec in the castrol range with the tappet operation you mention ...
by mich
Sat 14 Jul, 2007 00:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.8 Hydraulic tappets? and what grade oil?
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

Mike, For the 3L, and I assume the 2.8L would be the same I thought the M54 tappets were mechanical not hydraulic?? But on checking found this description [Valve drive Cup tappets with hydraulic valve play compensation] So I assume you adjust as normal with shims but what is meant by compensation???...
by mich
Wed 11 Jul, 2007 23:07
Forum: Better Driving
Topic: Post a driving tip..
Replies: 96
Views: 25224

You never have the right of way unless some one gives it to you.
by mich
Mon 09 Jul, 2007 05:15
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: need some serious advice
Replies: 17
Views: 871

As Deano1712 said above it does look like they were overtightened, the bolts still have some aluminium in the threads, don't disturb it. take your present mileage and don't drive any more, over here the consumer would be fully covered, I guess you would be also. if they have used loctite this would ...
by mich
Sat 30 Jun, 2007 04:55
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Audi S5, test drive inc pics
Replies: 7
Views: 555

The front looks like a Chrysler?? and is ugly in the extreme
Don't they have human design teams any longer??
by mich
Thu 28 Jun, 2007 00:48
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: Post Counts
Replies: 48
Views: 8085

If we move from post count to a non-numeric hierarchical structure such as junior, senior, guru, expert member could we not install a forum newbie status for first post, defaulting to junior member on post number 2. I think ranking some one as : EG "senior" or heaven forbid a "guru" based on the nu...
by mich
Wed 27 Jun, 2007 05:08
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: Post Counts
Replies: 48
Views: 8085

icarus wrote:So long as the total is available in the profile you could remove it from the avitar area.
I agree, its quality not quantity, put in profile.
by mich
Mon 25 Jun, 2007 03:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: zed annoying me now!
Replies: 8
Views: 668

yeah it goes from side to side at the prob is def from thr right front.if i increase speed the wobble does disappear but id like a car that doesnt wobble at normal speeds :lol: funny thing is it was perfect before i got the alignment done and after it was when the probs started :head: Get the wheel...
by mich
Sun 24 Jun, 2007 00:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: zed annoying me now!
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Did they balance them? does the s/wheel kick side to side? if so see if increasing speed makes any difference, you may be able to drive through the wobble, if so get them to recheck balance :)
sorry, deanno beat my posting finger :roll: