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by Zed Carer
Fri 23 May, 2014 21:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD 17 inch Z3 OEM style 18 - £175
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: Set of Z3 OEM style 18 - £200

The staggered Style 18 wheels were the optional upgrade on the 2.8s - ///ZM wheels have different offsets and will not fit non M Z3s
by Zed Carer
Mon 19 May, 2014 07:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Windscreen installation parts
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Windscreen installation parts

When I had my windscreen replaced a couple of years ago I ended up having it done by my local dealer as a) Autoglass wanted £499 for fitting a new screen and rubber seal, b) the local dealer wanted £375 (incl VAT) for new screen, surround and the hot bonding kit. The windscreen frame is the primary ...
by Zed Carer
Sun 18 May, 2014 20:54
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 18 May
Replies: 62
Views: 7863

Re: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 18 May

Glad that you all had a great day out, good weather and didn't get lost on the way.

By way of compensation today we saw a matt black (wrapped?) Z3, a nice 98 silver 1.9 and a silver Z8.
by Zed Carer
Fri 16 May, 2014 16:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is my Z3 a Sport model?
Replies: 23
Views: 1140

Re: Is my Z3 a Sport model?

As I know M-Sports suspension is standard on all Z3 cars and LSD is standard on specific models of Z3 (6cyl?). Correct me if I am wrong. Ignoring ///Z3Ms I think that you will find that M-Sports suspension was standard on the 2.2 and 3.0 Sport models only but could have been an option on other post...
by Zed Carer
Fri 16 May, 2014 15:41
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 18 May
Replies: 62
Views: 7863

Re: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 18 May

brilie wrote:Bill you have a pm!
Brian - you (hopefully) have a reply
by Zed Carer
Mon 12 May, 2014 20:12
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: BMW Z2
Replies: 28
Views: 2905

Re: BMW Z2

FWD and small turbo petrol engines not for me, or Mrs ZC.

Hopefully from BMW's point of view it will do better in the market place than the E89 as that has not been one of BMW's greatest creations - Discussion on Z4 Forum.
by Zed Carer
Thu 08 May, 2014 23:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z visit to the Newark Air Museum
Replies: 158
Views: 18085

Re: Z visit to the Newark Air Museum

Russ1959 wrote:Is this only open to Z3's or are Z4's allowed?

Russ
AFAIK all Zeds are welcome - this is generally the case for all meets. Don't worry about being the only Z4 as I think it might be Mrs ZC's turn to use her car.
by Zed Carer
Wed 07 May, 2014 21:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z visit to the Newark Air Museum
Replies: 158
Views: 18085

Re: Z visit to the Newark Air Museum

Lorry park for us please.
by Zed Carer
Sun 04 May, 2014 20:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DSC light comes on at 20mph
Replies: 48
Views: 2700

Re: DSC light comes on at 20mph

Can I just swop this out for an identical unit ? Are there any coding issues ? I had to have my replacement pump re-coded Details Here . The guy who re-coded it said that each vehicle has a code (IIRC its 34 digits) stored in the vehicle's ECU and this has to be copied to the ASC unit so it knows w...
by Zed Carer
Wed 30 Apr, 2014 23:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Duxford Spring Festival 4th May 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2882

Re: Duxford Spring Festival 4th May 2014

Bananasport wrote:Hi I would like to link up at Duxford but cant get away from Norfolk until midday. Is there a Z parking area and what is the procedure when arriving?
According to posts In This Thread in previous years all display cars have to be parked in the museum by 12 noon.
by Zed Carer
Wed 30 Apr, 2014 20:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Duxford Spring Festival 4th May 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2882

Re: Duxford Spring Festival 4th May 2014

jonconrod wrote:Would like to attend but can't find central forum!
Help please!
Full details can be found HERE.

The plan is to meet at the John Barleycorn and travel to Duxford in convoy.
by Zed Carer
Sun 27 Apr, 2014 20:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: OBC
Replies: 15
Views: 754

Re: OBC

kayjay wrote:Replacement obc fitted,and working. Thanks again for help with this.
Nice feeling when you've fixed something - nice one.
by Zed Carer
Sun 27 Apr, 2014 19:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Beamish 2014
Replies: 46
Views: 7155

Re: Beamish 2014

Fender2004 wrote:I'd just like to say a big thank you to all who attended this event, braving the cold and the wet. :cheers
Thanks to all those that organised the day and the weather wasn't that bad!!!
by Zed Carer
Sat 26 Apr, 2014 21:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: OBC
Replies: 15
Views: 754

Re: OBC

Thanks for the info, appreciate this. Another question- how big a job is it to remove the centre console? Thanks again. Not that big a job as it's mostly just a case of being methodical and labelling everything as you take it apart. When I removed my dashboard I used this as a guide . I think that ...
by Zed Carer
Fri 25 Apr, 2014 15:27
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: OBC
Replies: 15
Views: 754

Re: OBC

Just swap it over, it should work fine. I fitted a replacement to a members car no too long ago and it was a straight swap, only down side is you need to take out the centre console to change it. I did mine with the centre console in place - I undid the fixings on the drivers side (OK for righthand...
by Zed Carer
Wed 23 Apr, 2014 21:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215402

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

As I happened to be passing the local dealer I called in to get a new washer jet for the Z3 - £8.69 (excl VAT)!!!! When I was filing the invoice I looked back as I had to replace one in April 2008 and the price then - £1.58 (excl VAT). Is there a separate BMW Inflation rate????
by Zed Carer
Wed 23 Apr, 2014 21:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Beamish 2014
Replies: 46
Views: 7155

Re: Beamish 2014

brilie wrote:Ok Bill,we will see you when we see you !!
Brian you have a PM
by Zed Carer
Sat 12 Apr, 2014 21:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Beamish 2014
Replies: 46
Views: 7155

Re: Beamish 2014

Hi Looks like we can make this one,it was a good trip last year but a bit cold. A few from Yorkshire again.Ferrybridge meet and cruise up maybe?? Hoping for a good day! Cheers Brian Not sure yet whether we're going up on Saturday like we did last year but if we don't then we can meet at Ferrybridge...
by Zed Carer
Thu 10 Apr, 2014 20:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lake District Drive
Replies: 11
Views: 548

Re: Lake District Drive

brilie wrote:Lakes!! and can't wait to
Go again hint hint anybody!
Cheers Brian
Brian you have a PM
by Zed Carer
Thu 10 Apr, 2014 19:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lake District Drive
Replies: 11
Views: 548

Re: Lake District Drive

Looks like you had a typical Lakes Day - some sun, some rain, etc. Recognise the car park as there has been a Lakes Weekend for the last couple of years usually doing Hardknott, Wrynose and then Kirkstone.
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by Zed Carer
Wed 09 Apr, 2014 22:33
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 18 May
Replies: 62
Views: 7863

Re: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 18 May

Oooooops!!!!! a total lack of co-ordination between me and Mrs ZC (i.e. it cannot be changed) means that we can't make Newby this year :head: :head: So hopefully someone will volunteer to organise things????? I have details of the route, etc and can take anyone who wishes on a run through - it's qu...
by Zed Carer
Wed 09 Apr, 2014 22:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Duxford Spring Festival 4th May 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2882

Re: Duxford Spring Festival 4th May 2014

We're free for this so will probably go down on the 3rd and stay over near Duxford.
by Zed Carer
Wed 09 Apr, 2014 22:23
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Doncaster classic & bike show
Replies: 65
Views: 7836

Re: Doncaster classic & bike show

This is nice and local for us so will be coming along - Z3 2.8 1999 Titanium Silver.

Hopefully more will be coming along to make up the minimum of 6 cars but if needed (as it's so local) we could bring both cars.
by Zed Carer
Fri 04 Apr, 2014 20:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Brake pad sensor - metal horsehoe clip workarounds?
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Brake pad sensor - metal horsehoe clip workarounds?

If you've got a breaker nearby then I would probably start there, as long as the sensor is still connected on the car you could remove it and just take the spring. You could try a small dab of a suitable glue as on new pads the sensor is nowhere near the disc and effectively just sits there - I usua...
by Zed Carer
Tue 01 Apr, 2014 13:58
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New Zzzz coming
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: New Zzzz coming

And the date is?????? :D
by Zed Carer
Mon 31 Mar, 2014 12:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Seat bushes - Where can I purchase them?
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Z3 Seat bushes - Where can I purchase them?

Just click HERE for details of a member that has been producing and selling these for the last few years - complete with instructions.

Just send aceman a PM
by Zed Carer
Sun 30 Mar, 2014 21:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Owner 3 questions so far
Replies: 10
Views: 410

Re: New Owner 3 questions so far

saturdaygig wrote:Thanks everyone.
I had a look round the site and I haven't spotted the diagnostic map. You have a link? I'm in Chorlton, south manchester.
You can find the list of members with diagnostic kit HERE it looks as if Robert T might be quite close to you.
by Zed Carer
Sun 30 Mar, 2014 19:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: help with sensor wiring abs asc missing sensor?
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: help with sensor wiring abs asc missing sensor?

another quick question where about on the brake pads am I looking for these wires to go into ? I cant immediately see where they should go ? and secondly is there only a brake wear sensor on the nearside front ? There is only one brake sensor per axle: n/s front and o/s rear. The actual sensor (sor...
by Zed Carer
Sun 30 Mar, 2014 19:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Owner 3 questions so far
Replies: 10
Views: 410

Re: New Owner 3 questions so far

Hi and welcome. Quite a few members have had a mixture of electrical seat connections and hopefully one of them will be around shortly - it can be sorted. As far as the airbag light is concerned there are quite a few members who have a reset tool so if you post a general location there may be someon...
by Zed Carer
Sun 23 Mar, 2014 15:04
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 18 May
Replies: 62
Views: 7863

Re: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 18 May

The first post has now been edited to include the proposed meeting points and times. If you are not going straight to Newby then when posting please indicate which meeting point you will be using so I know who to expect at each one.
by Zed Carer
Sun 23 Mar, 2014 15:00
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 18 May
Replies: 62
Views: 7863

Re: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 18 May

Just been on CITP to order tickets but it doesn't appear to be letting me. I have registered with zroadster.net and BMW roadster groups but when I click on tickets it won't let me go any further? Any assistance appreciated. :) Cheers Dave Don't worry (yet) - Chris runs this site and his IT business...
by Zed Carer
Sat 22 Mar, 2014 20:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Will seats from a Z4 fit a Z3?
Replies: 10
Views: 926

Re: Will seats from a Z4 fit a Z3?

I don't know the answer but will be interested if you can find out. If they do fit it might cause a problem when my wife finds her nice heated sports seat missing from her Z4!!!!!!
by Zed Carer
Sat 22 Mar, 2014 20:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB dash blanks
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: WTB dash blanks

I bought the 3 blanks that cover the bolts on the front edge of the dashboard from the local dealer in 2010 and details on the invoice are:

Part No 51458399931 (Black) Total for 3: £11.53 (incl VAT)
by Zed Carer
Sat 22 Mar, 2014 20:07
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: newby first post
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Re: newby first post

Can you fit two sets of golf clubs in the trunk? If so how? Fog lights aren't to bright and have condensation. I see alot of people saying to drill small holes to get rid of it, is that the best way? And will new bulbs make a difference? Thanks in advance Hi and welcome. Golf clubs - yes you can ge...
by Zed Carer
Sat 22 Mar, 2014 19:58
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 18 May
Replies: 62
Views: 7863

CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 18 May

Oooooops!!!!! a total lack of co-ordination between me and Mrs ZC (i.e. it cannot be changed) means that we can't make Newby this year :head: :head: So hopefully someone will volunteer to organise things????? I have details of the route, etc and can take anyone who wishes on a run through - it's qu...
by Zed Carer
Fri 14 Mar, 2014 16:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ... All Sorted
Replies: 22
Views: 3100

Re: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ... All Sorted

I didn't get chance to sort out the re-coding before we went away but finally got it done today at Quarry Motors in Sheffield. Re-coded in less than 15 mins then a drive round checking that a) the ASC light stayed off; and b) the ASC could be turned off/on with the switch. The re-coding was fairly s...
by Zed Carer
Sun 16 Feb, 2014 23:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ... All Sorted
Replies: 22
Views: 3100

Re: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ...

Hi Bill, I think it sounds like you now need the ASC module pairing up to the new ABS unit which is probably the coding part everyone is talking about. It will be interesting to see what is required to do tis when you finally figure it out, one for the knowledgebase for sure. Hi Ian, The lights cam...
by Zed Carer
Sun 16 Feb, 2014 20:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ... All Sorted
Replies: 22
Views: 3100

Re: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ...

.......... Have any of the INPA users got the NCS/NCS Expert? And have they used it yet? For around £35 it might be worth getting a copy as long as I was sure that it contains NCS/NCS Expert. NCS Expert was included in the BMtechnics package (have not got round to using mine yet) but as they are no...
by Zed Carer
Sun 16 Feb, 2014 20:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: SACH (OEM) springs/shocks on Europarts
Replies: 17
Views: 1283

Re: SACH (OEM) springs/shocks on Europarts

Hi Tom, thanks for the heads up on that EBay store. I've looked at Real Oem for the part number to cross reference with the oem equivalent numbers on the ebay site but cant find a match for my 2.2 sport (33526753263). Do you know if this is important or would shocks for a 2.2 with standard suspensi...
by Zed Carer
Fri 14 Feb, 2014 21:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Problem Rear Brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 642

Re: Problem Rear Brakes

The rear brakes don't look that good!!!! It's not just doing more miles as the brakes are biased towards the front (as most cars are) therefore the rear brakes quite often do very little braking. It looks as if some after market pads have been fitted and they look to be much smaller than OEM judging...
by Zed Carer
Fri 14 Feb, 2014 20:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ... All Sorted
Replies: 22
Views: 3100

Re: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ...

After further research came across This Post for re-coding an E39 ABS/ACS. The second post is interesting: " You need NCS/NCS Expert - New Coding System. This may have come as part of the Ediabas/INPA software, depending on your source ." So the questions are: Have any of the INPA users got the NCS/...
by Zed Carer
Fri 14 Feb, 2014 16:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ... All Sorted
Replies: 22
Views: 3100

Re: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ...

Bill, Did you re-code the new (secondhand) unit to your car. My understanding is that there has been a few different variations of ASC/DSC along the way. Brian Edit: does the breaker by any chance have the VIN on the car being broken so that you could pop it in here to see what system the donor car...
by Zed Carer
Fri 14 Feb, 2014 14:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ... All Sorted
Replies: 22
Views: 3100

Re: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ... Update 14/02/1

Collected the ABS pump bought off EBay this morning and took it to the garage. First try was the 2nd hand replacement pump with the original electronic controller to see if that worked as then there would be no need for any re-coding - failed with both the ABS and ASC lights still on. Second try was...
by Zed Carer
Tue 11 Feb, 2014 22:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ... All Sorted
Replies: 22
Views: 3100

Re: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ...

Excellent - I hope it works, if it does I will follow your route rather than having mine re-furbed. Can you please ask when you pick the car up after you have it done if the recode step was actually required? I do find it hard to think that it will - be based on the size of the ABS control unit - I...
by Zed Carer
Tue 11 Feb, 2014 20:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ... All Sorted
Replies: 22
Views: 3100

Re: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ...

bertiejaffa wrote:Does that include the recoding to your car?
Yes the price I asked for was for "removing existing, fitting replacement and recoding" - he didn't seem to think that recoding would be an issue.
by Zed Carer
Tue 11 Feb, 2014 17:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ... All Sorted
Replies: 22
Views: 3100

Re: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ...

Just found (and bought) one off EBay - its from a 2000 E46 323 but its got the right part nos - £45 + Postage but I've emailed the seller to ask if I can collect as its in Leeds. Quote from the garage for fitting is £60 + VAT - at least the car will be driveable and I've still got the option of gett...
by Zed Carer
Tue 11 Feb, 2014 15:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ... All Sorted
Replies: 22
Views: 3100

After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ... All Sorted

After nearly 6 years of vitually trouble free ownership (where has the time gone???) with only service costs except for welding a broken exhaust bracket and a new radiator I've finally had the airbag and ASC/ABS lights on :head: Thanks to corky who came over with his reset tool and got rid of the ai...
by Zed Carer
Sun 09 Feb, 2014 20:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z visit to the Newark Air Museum
Replies: 158
Views: 18085

Re: Z visit to the Newark Air Museum

We're up for this one as I had brief visit a couple of years ago with my nephew when we stopped off on our way to Coningsby and have meant to go back for a longer look round.
by Zed Carer
Mon 27 Jan, 2014 22:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Beamish 2014
Replies: 46
Views: 7155

Re: Beamish 2014

Put the date in our diary - we've been back to Beamish a couple of times since last year and there is more being added all the time.
by Zed Carer
Sun 19 Jan, 2014 09:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3, 2 years in garage, Canmans (Kevans)
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: Z3, 2 years in garage, Canmans (Kevans)

Kevans z3 has been in his garage for well over 2 years, not been started, got trickle charger on. Any tips for what to do before turning over the engine....? Bit of oil down plugs etc ??? Rob, if you read this, need you're help too, need to get it back to its former glory for Alex..... Don't forget...