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by BonBon
Mon 04 Feb, 2008 21:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Advice on a leaky boot needed
Replies: 5
Views: 438

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: 516

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: 516

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: 516

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: 8341

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: 4062

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: 4062

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: 2445

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: 1007

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: 1007

Any luck?
by BonBon
Sat 12 Jan, 2008 22:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Service manual - CD or Bently?
Replies: 12
Views: 1007

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: 1007

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: 1007

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: 2445

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: 2445

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: 2445

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: 2445

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: 1806

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...