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by BonBon
Thu 13 Mar, 2008 19:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window winder clunk
Replies: 7
Views: 710

It's much easier to remove and replace the inner door trim when the window is lowered to the end. I did it earlier today. 3 of the 4 bolts that Mike mentiond were loose (2 on each door) and the 4th was sitting at the bottom of the driver's door. It's a lot better now but not perfect - as I see the m...
by BonBon
Mon 10 Mar, 2008 21:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheezing
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Conical cold air intake

I now understand that is is normal behaviour from the short ram cold air intake that was retrofitted by a previous owner.
In a non-retrofitted car the only cause can be from one of the air intake parts leaking (most probably a crack in the accordion shaped boot just before the engine)
by BonBon
Sat 08 Mar, 2008 22:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheezing
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Wheezing

Can anyone advise? I have a new wheezing/whistling noise between 2000-2500 rpm. I am pretty sure that there is a small hole somewhere in the exhaust- but I am confused because it only happens when I am driving and cannot be heard when revving in neutral. I am getting really good at playing my favour...
by BonBon
Sat 08 Mar, 2008 22:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Scratches in vinyl rear window
Replies: 50
Views: 8608

I just tested the 3M IHG and the Plexus.
Of the lot, the Plexus was easiest to apply and left a really clear window with good luster - but unfortunately non yet have an effect on the scratches.
There is one product left that I want to try. Meguiar's PlastX.
by BonBon
Tue 05 Feb, 2008 13:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tramlining and trouble on uneven roads
Replies: 20
Views: 1524

In my amatuer experience, the approach should be in the following order:
1. tire pressure
2. front alighnment (especially if you've jumped a few curbs)
3. front bushes
4. struts
5. back to high profile tires
6. live with what is left
by BonBon
Mon 04 Feb, 2008 21:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Advice on a leaky boot needed
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Just to concur - I had pools in the battery compartment as well as in the sump below the hydraulic roof pump. I was parking facing up (~15 degrees) and had a 10 year old seal on the brake light. Fixed both last week for a fiver and so far so good. I wish the kid who sold me the car wasn't such a Boz...
by BonBon
Sun 03 Feb, 2008 22:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air Bag Sensor
Replies: 8
Views: 518

Max - Any reason not to tell the upholsterer to disconnect the battery before he does anything?
by BonBon
Sun 03 Feb, 2008 13:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air Bag Sensor
Replies: 8
Views: 518

Could also be some dodgy electrical work in an alarm or sound system "upgrade".
by BonBon
Sat 02 Feb, 2008 18:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air Bag Sensor
Replies: 8
Views: 518

I need one of of the seams on my seat fixed and also need to have the airbag light turned off. Is it critical that I do the seat first? - as I gather that moving the seats may/will trigger the light again. Anything I have to warn the seat guy when he removes the seat? Please advise.... Nice weekend ...
by BonBon
Fri 01 Feb, 2008 12:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Scratches in vinyl rear window
Replies: 50
Views: 8608

Scratches in vinyl rear window

I have a reasonably clear rear window but wanted to get out the nagging scratches and swirl marks. Doing an exhaustive search I came up with the two most recommeded products: Renovo and Novous #3 & #2. While these products work wonders on superficial discolor and scratches in hard plastic (polycarbo...
by BonBon
Thu 31 Jan, 2008 22:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Leaking Soft Top
Replies: 29
Views: 4144

I used the RaggTopp (US Ebay). Ok but no better that any standard impregnator sold for table cloths etc.
by BonBon
Thu 31 Jan, 2008 09:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Leaking Soft Top
Replies: 29
Views: 4144

I took the same route as Mike - but glued the piece of 3mm closed pore foam rubber to the windshield side as opposed to the roof. This forms a snug shape between the roof, windshield and window.

Any impregnating spray should work - I fear that dust would adhere to vaseline....
by BonBon
Fri 25 Jan, 2008 13:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wing mirror vibration
Replies: 22
Views: 2510

Due to my compulsive nature I took a few hours and teardowns to get to the source of the problem. Hard to believe - but the problem lies in the driver-side metal door. If one flexes the driver side mirror, the door panel in the vicinity of the mirror also flexes and hence in reverse the amplified mi...
by BonBon
Wed 23 Jan, 2008 20:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Service manual - CD or Bently?
Replies: 12
Views: 1025

I've also downloaded a couple of BMW TIS WinRAR files from the web - but I can't open them as get a 'damaged" message.
Now it's above my computer skill level...... I'll get my kids to have a look.
by BonBon
Thu 17 Jan, 2008 10:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Service manual - CD or Bently?
Replies: 12
Views: 1025

Any luck?
by BonBon
Sat 12 Jan, 2008 22:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Service manual - CD or Bently?
Replies: 12
Views: 1025

Thanks Mike.
Where do I find the BMW TIS CD - and does it also cover basics for example removing the door panels or the chairs etc?
by BonBon
Thu 10 Jan, 2008 22:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Service manual - CD or Bently?
Replies: 12
Views: 1025

As one of the other posters wrote - I could not download as the limit gets exceeded after a single download.
Thanks for effort.
Can anyone recommend which to buy - if at all.
by BonBon
Thu 10 Jan, 2008 19:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Service manual - CD or Bently?
Replies: 12
Views: 1025

Service manual - CD or Bently?

I was thinking of buying a Bentley manual and found that are 3 different "CD" offerings on Ebay.UK (they may be the same for all I know) Do they come close to Bently and is there one that is highly recommended? Here are the Ebay links: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/95-02-BMW-Z3-SERIES-WORKSHOP-SERVICE-REPAI...
by BonBon
Wed 09 Jan, 2008 20:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wing mirror vibration
Replies: 22
Views: 2510

321 - my wife is an Essex girl - so I appreciate your humor.
If you see my cousin with the Black Lambo in Loughton send regards.
by BonBon
Wed 09 Jan, 2008 20:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wing mirror vibration
Replies: 22
Views: 2510

I also thought of that - and tried - but the bottom of the mirror base is not flat but rather sharp edges - which is not enough support for the rubber (aside from the fact that it would need to stick out from the support which would be unsightly..)
by BonBon
Wed 09 Jan, 2008 19:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wing mirror vibration
Replies: 22
Views: 2510

The problem is between the mirror holder and the door mount and not between the mirror and it's holder.
by BonBon
Wed 09 Jan, 2008 10:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wing mirror vibration
Replies: 22
Views: 2510

Wing mirror vibration

My driver wing mirror is sound (no rust/bubbling and I can swivel it to access the two allen screws which are fully tight) but there seems to be some "play" between the mirror and the mounting bracket which leaves me with a vibrating rear view image. (I fear that by swivelling the mirror I may have ...
by BonBon
Tue 08 Jan, 2008 21:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: problem with blower heating button
Replies: 11
Views: 1866

I just had the same problem....

(Nothing to do with the potentiometer in the console pictured above :head:) A detailed procedure for the Z3 resistor pack fix is provided in the August 2006 newsletter of the Alabama BMW club at www.albmwcca.org. http://www.albmwcca.org/newsletters/2006_08.pdf It took me 45 minutes and is quite stra...