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by lightning
Wed 13 Jul, 2016 20:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cost to replace clutch
Replies: 21
Views: 1961

Re: Cost to replace clutch

DAVE P wrote:I had mine done a couple of years ago by Darren Woods in Stockport/Bredbury well worth a call
That's less than five miles from me! I'll give him a ring tomorrow.
Thanks.
by lightning
Tue 12 Jul, 2016 22:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cost to replace clutch
Replies: 21
Views: 1961

Re: Cost to replace clutch

I've found a local BMW specialist in Stockport called "BayMoW" so have emailed them to see what they say.
by lightning
Tue 12 Jul, 2016 18:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cost to replace clutch
Replies: 21
Views: 1961

Cost to replace clutch

The clutch needs replacing on my Z3 3.0.

BMW quoted me £750. What's the going rate for a new clutch? My local garage says they can do it, but they haven't done one before and l am not sure l want them to practise on mine.
I am tempted to let BMW do it, but how far over the odds is that price?
by lightning
Tue 12 Jul, 2016 07:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: how many wear wires on front
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: how many wear wires on front

My Transit Connect van only had a wire on one front brake.
by lightning
Mon 11 Jul, 2016 19:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10458

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

As I was searching for it on the Sytner site I stumbled on their Z3M 's page.......holy #### £57k for a low mileage example. Can a Z3 M really be worth £57,000? I called Sytner about the £17,000 Z3 3.0 and was told it "has sold, a lot of interest and phone calls" although they wouldn't tell me what...
by lightning
Sat 09 Jul, 2016 09:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10458

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

The Sport seats are well worth having. The Sport version also has various extras such as the M Sport steering wheel and gear knob, plus brushed alloy centre console, a different front grille etc....which don't really make any difference. It's worth having the "lowered uprated M Tech" suspension whic...
by lightning
Fri 08 Jul, 2016 23:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Perspex windscreen
Replies: 12
Views: 1046

Re: Perspex windscreen

I think the perspex looks tacky! "I've bought a convertible but don't want the wind to ruffle my hair so l've stuffed a piece of transparent plastic behind the seats in the hope that nobody will notice....." A bit like certain Mercedes with the stupid little plastic aerofoil that pops up at the top ...
by lightning
Tue 05 Jul, 2016 18:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10458

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

I bought my 3.0 because l liked the colour (Topaz Blue with cream leather/black trim) I didn't realise it was a "Sport" version until some weeks after l bought it. I hadn't realised there were two versions! Guess l was just lucky. I had a 2.8 previously, with a few cars in between (1932 Standard Lit...
by lightning
Sun 03 Jul, 2016 20:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: We're all rich I tell you!
Replies: 18
Views: 1836

Re: We're all rich I tell you!

That failure list isn't too bad, it's all bits and pieces nothing serious. It does show that "on the street" the prices for a Z3 3.0 are still reasonable. I'm fed up with the continuous price rises on classic cars. Every advert seems to say "prices for these are only going one way" The cars are bein...
by lightning
Sun 03 Jul, 2016 20:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diff Rubber Mount
Replies: 16
Views: 1493

Re: Diff Rubber Mount

Take the tool tray out of the boot (one nut, can be removed with the spanner in the tool kit!)

Have a look at the line of spot welds running left to right under the tool tray, if any have pulled out or are cracked then you need a repair.
by lightning
Sun 03 Jul, 2016 13:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Perspex windscreen
Replies: 12
Views: 1046

Re: Perspex windscreen

I actually think that the perspex screens look worse than the OE mesh ones
by lightning
Sat 02 Jul, 2016 14:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: We're all rich I tell you!
Replies: 18
Views: 1836

Re: We're all rich I tell you!

There's a nice low mileage silver 3.0 on Ebay at the moment for well under £8,000. Less than half the price of the Sytner one, and as yet not sold. Seller has relisted it for under £7,000 and still nobody has nibbled. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322171199159 Maybe he should call Sytner and see what th...
by lightning
Fri 01 Jul, 2016 21:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: We're all rich I tell you!
Replies: 18
Views: 1836

Re: We're all rich I tell you!

A main dealer will achieve higher prices.

A private sale will probably achieve about half what Sytner sell Z3's for. Prices are on the rise though, as with many older cars. I sold my Ferrari Mondial t in 2011 for £18,000. The same model sells now at £45,000.....sigh.
by lightning
Fri 01 Jul, 2016 21:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Flywheel Worry
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Flywheel Worry

Does the Z3 have a DMF? There's something l learnt today!
by lightning
Wed 29 Jun, 2016 08:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: power steering cooler pipe
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: power steering cooler pipe

Unless it's really badly corroded, clean it up and paint it with a wax based rustproofer.
by lightning
Mon 27 Jun, 2016 12:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: To buy... or not to buy..
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Re: To buy... or not to buy..

:colourful: The S50 is the engine type but as you describe it as an "S50 roadster" l assume you are referring to a car. BMW dealer will have a record of the servicing and as already said, they will be able to provide it if you can prove ownership of the car. Also it's usually obvious from looking at...
by lightning
Fri 24 Jun, 2016 09:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10458

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

Let's see if it sells at that money.
by lightning
Wed 22 Jun, 2016 18:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10458

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

The Z3 M l drove a few years ago was an 11,000 mile minter that was on sale at £11,995. I didn't have really enough money and bought a mint 2.8 instead for £6,000.

Wish l'd bought the M now looking at current values.
by lightning
Wed 22 Jun, 2016 18:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1997 Z3 Emissions Problem - any suggestions ?
Replies: 15
Views: 976

Re: 1997 Z3 Emissions Problem - any suggestions ?

When you said you took the car for a good run, did you give the engine a decent workout? As in some high engine RPM and full power acceleration? My friend had a Toyota Celica that failed emissions, even though he'd taken it for a drive beforehand. Taking advice from the testing garage he took it out...
by lightning
Wed 22 Jun, 2016 08:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10458

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

I have a 3.0, it's a high miler but I love it. Would I pay 15k for one with that mileage? No I wouldn't. It's a great car don't get me wrong, but for that money I'd be looking for an M with more miles. I've driven both and the M is in a different league, saying that the 3.0 and the M aren't far apa...
by lightning
Wed 22 Jun, 2016 08:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The price of a Z3 M vs Z4 M
Replies: 10
Views: 834

Re: The price of a Z3 M vs Z4 M

I've got a Z3 3.0 Sport (previously l had a 2.8) and my brother has a Z4 3.0. The Z3 has achieved desirable status as it's got classic roadster looks and BMW build quality, plus it's more exclusive than an MX 5. The Z4 while competent is just another modern car and (in my opinion) there is just no p...
by lightning
Mon 20 Jun, 2016 08:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10458

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

What did that Z3 3.0 sell for at the auction mentioned above? I can't find it online.
by lightning
Thu 16 Jun, 2016 09:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10458

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

But still, FIFTEEN THOUSAND for a Z3. And that 2.8 was thirteen l think. They're overtaking the Z4 on values!

The Z4 never did it for me, Z3 has character and classic looks. The Z4 is technically better in every way on paper but that doesn't always mean a better car.
by lightning
Mon 13 Jun, 2016 13:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10458

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

Interesting that the BMW main dealer has started selling Z3's. As said, normally they would be far too old for a main dealer to consider. The 2.8 they have advertised recently was a 1997 that's 19 years old! But they are well made cars, all the parts are available unlike some manufacturers such as F...
by lightning
Sun 12 Jun, 2016 20:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10458

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

Wow £15,000 for a Z3 3.0

Shows that the values have turned on these. I guess £8500 is fair as they'll probably spend £1-2,000 getting it prepped and then there's the overheads etc. But still a nice earner.

I'm in the wrong trade.
by lightning
Sun 12 Jun, 2016 15:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?
Replies: 17
Views: 1303

Re: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?

This is more complex than l thought!

Seems like l might possibly have got it right after all.
by lightning
Sat 11 Jun, 2016 23:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?
Replies: 17
Views: 1303

Re: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?

It still needs clarifying though.

Can somebody measure the gaps l mentioned above (on a facelift 3.0 without the sports seats so not the "sport" version) and see how they compare?
by lightning
Sat 11 Jun, 2016 22:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?
Replies: 17
Views: 1303

Re: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?

My brochure differs, see my above quote (from the brochure) Maybe it changed with the facelift version. But the Sport package is still listed as an extra on the 1.9, 2.2 and 3.0 in my 2001 brochure, which shows the facelift models. How about this. My 2002 3.0 M Sport has a gap of 5cm between the top...
by lightning
Sat 11 Jun, 2016 22:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?
Replies: 17
Views: 1303

Re: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?

No, it doesn't.

That's what the Ebay seller is saying. Anybody know? Maybe the 3.0 came as standard with M Sport suspension but not the other M Sport extras?
As l have seen a lot of 3.0 versions without the sports seats and the M Sport option wheels etc.
by lightning
Sat 11 Jun, 2016 21:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?
Replies: 17
Views: 1303

Re: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?

I have the Z3 brochure in front of me (the one with a blue Z3 bonnet on the front) and on page 44/45 "Z3 Sport edition" it states "The Z3 Sport roadsters, available with 1.9, 2.2 or 3.0 powerplants....."distinctive alloy wheels and aggressive front air intake with mesh grille.....are married to lowe...
by lightning
Sat 11 Jun, 2016 21:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?
Replies: 17
Views: 1303

Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?

I just had this discussion with an Ebay seller who has listed his Z3 3.0 as having "M Sport" suspension even though it is not the "M Sport" version. He said it was standard on all 3.0 versions. I was under the impression that it was not standard on the 3.0. The brochure is not clear, it states that ...
by lightning
Wed 08 Jun, 2016 19:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10458

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

The O/P "Evobaz" has not been back on here since Saturday......l hope the BMW dealer has not got that car for £8,000.
by lightning
Mon 06 Jun, 2016 23:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10458

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

My advice would be to put that Z3 on Autotrader or Pistonheads at £10,995 or maybe even £11,995 and l bet it will sell. I know it's a lot for a non-M Z3, but everything is right about the car. The real killer is the mileage, 21,000 is very low but not so low as to cause "not enough use" issues. Also...
by lightning
Mon 30 May, 2016 20:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10458

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

£8,000? Bargain! Probably the best Z3 on sale in the UK. Low mileage, best engine (apart from the M 3.2 of course) low owners, good colour with nice interior colour, M Sport package.....It's worth £10-12,000 especially as it's the M Sport version. Maybe even more on a main dealer forecourt. So a dea...
by lightning
Tue 24 May, 2016 17:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Zed fuel economy
Replies: 17
Views: 2028

Re: Zed fuel economy

I get over 30mpg from my 3.0 in a mixture of town driving/motorway.
by lightning
Thu 19 May, 2016 20:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window replacement near to Stockport, Cheshire?
Replies: 18
Views: 1856

Re: Rear window replacement near to Stockport, Cheshire?

Well, l bought it to use but as often happens with me l end up trying to make the car as good as new.

Which means it ends up never getting any use and only taken to shows etc.
by lightning
Wed 18 May, 2016 18:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window replacement near to Stockport, Cheshire?
Replies: 18
Views: 1856

Re: Rear window replacement near to Stockport, Cheshire?

Thanks for the replies, l will take it to them when l can get the time to do it.

My Z3 is in show condition in fact most people would probably leave the existing window as it's not really bad at all. But the rest of the car is so good, that l think it's worth replacing the window.
by lightning
Sat 14 May, 2016 21:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW Z3 1.9 Automatic for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Re: BMW Z3 1.9 Automatic for sale

Not the most inspiring version of the Z3.
by lightning
Sat 14 May, 2016 13:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: £1850 really???????????????
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: £1850 really???????????????

The advert says SOLD

Did you buy it?
by lightning
Fri 13 May, 2016 08:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window replacement near to Stockport, Cheshire?
Replies: 18
Views: 1856

Re: Rear window replacement near to Stockport, Cheshire?

I emailed Trimmtech in Sandbach, Cheshire again and this time they replied, saying they are happy to replace the rear window for £150.
I assume they are using an aftermarket window, are these OK? I guess l could ask them to fit a genuine BMW one.
by lightning
Wed 04 May, 2016 09:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window replacement near to Stockport, Cheshire?
Replies: 18
Views: 1856

Re: Rear window replacement near to Stockport, Cheshire?

l can see where problems might occur.

That'll be why the guy in Stockport doesn't want to do them.
by lightning
Tue 03 May, 2016 21:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window replacement near to Stockport, Cheshire?
Replies: 18
Views: 1856

Re: Rear window replacement near to Stockport, Cheshire?

I don't fancy doing the job myself!

I will take on most things but l can see that job going pear shaped if l tried it. Is the genuine BMW screen the one to go for or are the aftermarket ones alright? As in buy the window from BMW and get a trimmer to fit it?
by lightning
Tue 03 May, 2016 17:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window replacement near to Stockport, Cheshire?
Replies: 18
Views: 1856

Rear window replacement near to Stockport, Cheshire?

The hood on my Z3 is perfect and the rear screen is alright, but is showing its age a bit. I want to get a new rear window fitted. BMW want £400 to do this job, but does anybody know a company near to me in Stockport who can fit a new rear screen? I called "Thesofttopshop" based in Stockport but the...
by lightning
Fri 29 Apr, 2016 21:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Windscreen woes
Replies: 21
Views: 2572

Re: Windscreen woes

When l had Autoglass replace the screen on my van l asked for OE glass. I was told the same, that it was "the same except for the maker's name" They fitted the new screen and after that the van got a lot hotter inside when the sun shone on it. The original glass had some sort of reflective coating, ...
by lightning
Mon 25 Apr, 2016 17:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot spot weld
Replies: 36
Views: 3129

Re: Boot spot weld

Surely there is somebody else who can do this repair? It's not that difficult a job really. All the threads on the subject are years old. The cars must still be failing...who is repairing them in the UK? Many people are not aware of the issue. I recently spoke to somebody who had just bought a 3.0 a...
by lightning
Tue 19 Apr, 2016 08:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Starting to get there (then bang...)
Replies: 15
Views: 1482

Re: Starting to get there (then bang...)

Why not just claim on your insurance for a new screen?

It won't affect your premium or NCB. Tell them what happened if you want to be honest with them, and see if it's still covered.
by lightning
Sat 02 Apr, 2016 11:04
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Had a Z3 and now thinking about a Z4
Replies: 61
Views: 15260

Re: Had a Z3 and now thinking about a Z4

I have changed my mind after only three months! (From posting the above) I don't want a car sat in my garage that's worth £30,000+ and hardly gets any use. If you buy a Ferrari and use it, as l did, the costs mount up and cancel out any money made from the value going up. When l think back, l hardly...