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by mich
Sun 17 Apr, 2005 04:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Going Topless
Replies: 33
Views: 2647

Going Topless

Traveling home from my BMW dealer, the repairs taking longer than expected, meant that the last 80k were in the dark. It was cold, the hood was down, heater going max heat, Fan set at 3, just the experience that you enjoy from a roadster. Now I do have a wind screen fitted "the fine mesh type" but t...
by mich
Fri 15 Apr, 2005 22:36
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: First Car?
Replies: 43
Views: 1718

I was not going to fall into this trap, but what the hell.
My first Car. A Morris 10/4, cant remember the vintage could have been a 1935 model but not sure but I do remember the price 35 smackers.
Oh yes, I lived in England in those days.
by mich
Fri 15 Apr, 2005 20:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Band Expander For Fm Radio
Replies: 2
Views: 293

The cost of fitting a Band Expander would be $80NZ max. a new radio would be just a bit more, have not checked price but would hazard a guess at $350 - $450 fitted, so if an expander would do the job. (and this is what I am trying to find out) then it would be the obvious choice. Thanks for your rep...
by mich
Fri 15 Apr, 2005 07:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Band Expander For Fm Radio
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Band Expander For Fm Radio

The radio on my Z3 only has a FM range and display of 79 to 90. Car is X Japan, most of the stations that I listen to are above this range so I need coverage of 79 to 107, I am told that I need a BAND EXPANDER to be fitted, can anyone explain in laymens terms how this works?? Would it enable the sea...
by mich
Fri 15 Apr, 2005 00:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Auto 3.0l stalling at traffic lights when pulling away
Replies: 13
Views: 1018

OK. I had the Z fixed Yesterday, Just as you say. The Camshaft sensor. Throtle much more responsive. especialy at the lower end, have to be very carefull now pulling away from the lights. Cost was about the same $380NZ. I had it explained thus: Engine system = 3 systems. 1= BRAIN, 2= Lower eng syste...
by mich
Wed 13 Apr, 2005 07:49
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Where do you sit whilst browsing the Z'd forum?
Replies: 35
Views: 1606

On my Lap Top in the Z3, where else??, usually with a small bottle of Red. just to keep the mind focused you understand.
by mich
Wed 13 Apr, 2005 03:21
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: The Sacred Stick
Replies: 9
Views: 846

Now listen here!. This is not about control, its your right foot and space between the ears that attempts to control the car. You are just defending you old sacred stick. Try a crash box, no nancy pancy synchro on those babys.
Oooops quick exit stage left
by mich
Wed 13 Apr, 2005 00:46
Forum: Performance
Topic: Automatic steptronic transmission....
Replies: 22
Views: 2311

Yep steptronic is ok, no problems, not slow to change gear in fact its probably faster than a manual, My petrol consumption on a run is 27mpg+ I dont bother checking around town and in auto as the others have said plant the boot it drops 2 cogs leaves the rest behind, but if you like to play around ...
by mich
Mon 11 Apr, 2005 22:23
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: The Sacred Stick
Replies: 9
Views: 846

The Sacred Stick

The Vacutank and manually controlled ign adv and retard are long past thank goodness. So why is it that we are quite happy to accept ABS braking, traction control, computerised engine systems, electric windows and seat adjusters, heated seats, Electric hoods (should I wash my mouth out), petrol pump...
by mich
Sat 09 Apr, 2005 02:06
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: ZDrivers alternative use...
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Hello Again Alfie,
Contracted civil engineer !!
Now I understand how you can afford all that Viagra
by mich
Thu 07 Apr, 2005 22:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Auto 3.0l stalling at traffic lights when pulling away
Replies: 13
Views: 1018

Hope it lasts, am now making tracks for local BMW Dealer,
Thanks for info and PM. Have sent you PM
by mich
Thu 07 Apr, 2005 06:12
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Would you use a poll system on the BBS if it worked? ;-)
Replies: 12
Views: 808

O.K I have got the bulleten board still cant figure out "S"

I havent been on the plonk
by mich
Thu 07 Apr, 2005 02:08
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Would you use a poll system on the BBS if it worked? ;-)
Replies: 12
Views: 808

O.K Its been on my mind all day.......

WHAT IS BBS
by mich
Wed 06 Apr, 2005 01:16
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Peppermint Green Z3
Replies: 24
Views: 2916

Me neither, I should be so lucky. MEMORIES
by mich
Sun 03 Apr, 2005 07:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Auto 3.0l stalling at traffic lights when pulling away
Replies: 13
Views: 1018

Hi Zedebee, The stock answer to these things are always the same ie. Very isolated, almost unheard of, this is the first one we have had reported etc etc, but from the bits I have picked up on these forums it is not uncommon, I wonder if there is a conecting link?? say dampness getting into senser c...
by mich
Thu 31 Mar, 2005 05:04
Forum: Performance
Topic: is this a smart move ????
Replies: 2
Views: 852

It is interesting, but, my MPG is not a problem either, and these things can be expensive further down the track, let someone else try it first, perhaps send copies to the Porche and Merc club they may be a bit more gullible?? :twisted:
by mich
Wed 30 Mar, 2005 05:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Stalling problems
Replies: 9
Views: 611

You are talking about manual transmission I assume, however, I get the same thing with my 3.0i steptronic, it is intermitent and happens when about to pull away from the Lights, it happened 4 or 5 times during the first couple of weeks after buying the car but seems to be gradualy getting better??
by mich
Wed 30 Mar, 2005 02:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 auto from Canada
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Hi maniac, cant tell you too much about problems etc as I only purchased mine a few months ago.( 2002 Z3 3.0i), Why dont you go for the steptronic then you can switch from auto to steptronic as the whim takes you, ie 5 speed auto or 5 speed manual. not quite what the boy racers would go for but I am...
by mich
Mon 28 Mar, 2005 04:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front door trip panel removal
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Hi Rc thanks for the confirmation.

Hi Tony Cal, thank you also for responding, I have visited your web site and found it a mind of information, it will be a constant reference for me I have added it to "Favorites"

Again THANKS
by mich
Sun 27 Mar, 2005 05:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front door trip panel removal
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Front door trip panel removal

I have some trim come loose on the L F door just under the fixed 1/4 lite which means that I will have to remove the top part of the trim panel, or even the whole panel. Is the trim just held on with spring clips?? which means gently levering off with a screwdriver or are there other fasteners.? Any...
by mich
Fri 25 Mar, 2005 03:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: More Z3 storage
Replies: 27
Views: 1482

Alfie Be Quick TEMPUS FUGIT :!:
by mich
Thu 24 Mar, 2005 23:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone else after insurance at the moment?
Replies: 26
Views: 1485

I know this is not really relevant, but , My Z3 2002, 3.0i is costing me $600 NZ Excess $300, (which is approx, 200pound and 100pound)
Mind you our roads are deserted most of the time, and we do get the odd bit of rain, still I suffer in silence
by mich
Thu 24 Mar, 2005 06:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: More Z3 storage
Replies: 27
Views: 1482

Alfie wrote:If you're young....condoms.

If you're old.....after shave.....
coz you won't be needing the condoms!

:D

A.
Is this on top of your VIAGRA??
by mich
Thu 24 Mar, 2005 06:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: More Z3 storage
Replies: 27
Views: 1482

CTB wrote:My driving gloves, all neatly rolled up fit in there very nice :oops:

What do you keep in your glove box??
by mich
Tue 22 Mar, 2005 22:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: More Z3 storage
Replies: 27
Views: 1482

More Z3 storage

Cleaning the interior of Z3 yesterday I noticed that on the plastic cover on the seat frame, both seats, just behind the reclining lever, a moulded recess which measures approx 100 x 40 x 30mm. my first thought was, ah stiffening, but then realised thar it really did not require stiffening, so, know...
by mich
Fri 11 Mar, 2005 19:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Free Rear Window Blanket
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Free Rear Window Blanket

Thanks Navigator, thats cleared that up,I will have to get one of the other brands around, a lot cheaper.
by mich
Thu 10 Mar, 2005 03:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Free Rear Window Blanket
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Free Rear Window Blanket

I realise that this subject is old hat to all of you but I am still getting used to all things Z3ish, only had mine a few weeks, I found countless mentions of the free blanket on the net, obviously mine has the dreaded problem so I got more than a little excited to find a FREE solution, and promptly...
by mich
Thu 10 Mar, 2005 02:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The looks I get!
Replies: 36
Views: 3152

Re: The looks I get!

Of course when you drive a Z3, you have to expect to get looks while driving it. I was woundering whats one of the more memorable looks or comments that some other owners have gotten, while having there Z3 out and about! :shock: I had just brought the Z3 and was following my wife home in tandom, pu...
by mich
Sat 05 Mar, 2005 23:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Will Mk4 Golf Wheels fit my Z?
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Will Mk4 Golf Wheels fit my Z?

Don't worry not losing the plot, just need some wheels on the car while mine are refurbished and the body work is done (spray shop need to roll car in and out of workshop whilst wheels are being done and new tyres fitted etc. My friend has a set of 15" wheels from his Golf GTI that I can borrow, bu...
by mich
Sat 05 Mar, 2005 02:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Auto 3.0l stalling at traffic lights when pulling away
Replies: 13
Views: 1018

Re: Auto 3.0l stalling at traffic lights when pulling away

When throttle is pressed the revs. drop before rising and engine stops - most embarrassing! :oops: This only happens occasionally not all the time. It is unpredictable. Can anyone suggest a remedy, preferably DIY? Thanks for looking. Hi zedebee, did you get the problem solved?? I have experienced t...
by mich
Thu 03 Mar, 2005 01:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hood cover??
Replies: 19
Views: 1366

Tonneau Covers

Hi Guys, in answer to: CTB I completely agree with your comments on this one. Zedster not quite what I meant. Now Geoff H. You have got it spot on, thats the cover that I remember, and your comments on idiots is what prompted me to ask the question in the first place, the modern ones are very compac...
by mich
Tue 22 Feb, 2005 23:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2002 Steering wheel adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Thanks Alfie, BMW have not seen my Wife who is about 5ft 2in, or they would have provided some adjustment, but the Z3 stayes, anyone in the market for 5ft of bottled trouble!!!!
by mich
Tue 22 Feb, 2005 22:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2002 Steering wheel adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Z3 2002 Steering wheel adjustment

I have just purchased my first Z3, and the owners hand book is missing I have ordered a nwe one, but in the mean time can some one tell me how the heck do you adjust the steering wheel possition??? :dunce:
by mich
Thu 17 Feb, 2005 04:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hood cover??
Replies: 19
Views: 1366

Z3 hood covers

Hi Millzy and Boston I have a 2002 Z3 That comes with a factory Hood Cover, molded, It is very tricky to put on but does look great, I understand that you can get them in a more flexible material. Also, I thought a Tonneau cover was something entirely different in that it covered the entire cockpit,...