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by Brian H
Tue 31 May, 2016 18:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Got my new second Z3 today
Replies: 19
Views: 1707

Re: Got my new second Z3 today

If you wrap your photo link with the [img] [/img] tags it displays the pic for you. It should look like this: -

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by Brian H
Tue 31 May, 2016 18:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Got my new second Z3 today
Replies: 19
Views: 1707

Re: Got my new second Z3 today

Congrats on your purchase JB :) Enjoy a summer of Zedding.
by Brian H
Tue 31 May, 2016 08:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch slipping?
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: Clutch slipping?

My 1.9 did not have a Clutch Delay Valve are you sure you have one?
by Brian H
Tue 31 May, 2016 07:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Viscous fan rubbing? - check your engine mounts.
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Viscous fan rubbing? - check your engine mounts.

I know of the dreaded Viscous fan issue where they seem to explode and take out the fan, cowl and sometimes the radiator, whilst looking in the engine bay yesterday I noticed something strange and I have maybe dodged a bullet here! You can see the top of the blades have just started to rub, small am...
by Brian H
Tue 24 May, 2016 06:54
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 8021

Re: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video

Brilliant, glad to be a part of it, only in a small way. ......... ...not quite as clean as she once was. Show and Shine this :lol: http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e309/bertiejaffa/9E6D482D-45AA-42C7-86A5-E1D240012E33_zpszjfcmvl1.png Great Picture, Its what the cars were made for, stone-chips in t...
by Brian H
Thu 19 May, 2016 17:42
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCC Track Day List 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 5924

Re: BMWCC Track Day List 2016

bertiejaffa wrote:bit close to those bollards !!

...although having followed (chased / tried to catch) you last week I am not surprised :lol:
Bollards...what bollards :) you need to get to one of these days in your ///M :)
by Brian H
Thu 19 May, 2016 09:31
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCC Track Day List 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 5924

Re: BMWCC Track Day List 2016

Thanks Chris, I really enjoy Cadwell. Shane you have nothing planned this year, see you on track at some point.
by Brian H
Thu 19 May, 2016 07:23
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCC Track Day List 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 5924

Re: BMWCC Track Day List 2016

A small vid Cadwell Park at the end of the day :)

by Brian H
Tue 17 May, 2016 21:59
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCC Track Day List 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 5924

Re: BMWCC Track Day List 2016

Cracking day out today in the Zed full day a Cadwell park in the sun, what more can you ask :)

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by Brian H
Sat 14 May, 2016 18:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Track day brakes!
Replies: 25
Views: 2572

Re: Track day brakes!

motco wrote:I'll just leave this here with no further comment...

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Except to say that you are looking at the friction face of both pads!
This is why I mentioned brake duct cooling :)
by Brian H
Sat 14 May, 2016 08:56
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Prefacelift switches, OBC and various bits
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: Prefacelift switches, OBC and various bits

Do you have the part number for the Rocker cover bolt cover or know if it fits the 3.0 ? Tried to find it on Realoem but couldn`t see it. Cheers Alec Part 15 - 11 12 1 726 089 http://static.bmwfans.info/images/epc/MTg4MTNfcA==.png Cylinder head cover - BMW parts catalog Click on the image to take y...
by Brian H
Fri 13 May, 2016 21:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot spot weld
Replies: 36
Views: 3272

Re: Boot spot weld

.............The zeds with broken brackets and mountings must surely have been abused, although some have successfully had them repaired by BMW after fighting their case. Cheers, Bonzo Not sure I can agree with you here, I am convinced that jacking under the diff and lifting the rear of the car has...
by Brian H
Thu 12 May, 2016 21:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 3.0 FOR SALE
Replies: 25
Views: 3935

Re: BMW Z3 3.0 FOR SALE

I think your location has a lot to do with it, sadly it does put people off! text offers without seeing the car are just chancers, can you locate the car more centrally to sell?
by Brian H
Thu 12 May, 2016 08:01
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tow Bar advice!
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Re: Tow Bar advice!

An option for you would be to fit the bar and then get a local auto electrician to fit the electrics, depending upon the vehicle you either : - Splice the main loom at the rear with the tow bar electric loom Splice the main loom at the rear fit an auxilery lighting relay, the tow bar loom then conne...
by Brian H
Thu 12 May, 2016 07:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Track day brakes!
Replies: 25
Views: 2572

Re: Track day brakes!

spurs fan in a coupe wrote:What suspension you on Brian? This car I've picked up has ST coilovers
BC Racing - BR Series Coilovers, 6kg front spring 8kg rear spring.
by Brian H
Wed 11 May, 2016 21:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Track day brakes!
Replies: 25
Views: 2572

Re: Track day brakes!

yes the carriers from the 2.8 bolt straight on, the piston size in the caliper is the same size as the 1.9 caliper so no issues with brake bias etc. I put high temp brake fluid in also :)

If you have Traction control, turn it off the the rears do not get as much abuse.
by Brian H
Wed 11 May, 2016 21:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Track day brakes!
Replies: 25
Views: 2572

Re: Track day brakes!

I found EBC blues to be durable Andy but the rears have not been passed for road use :wink: a good bite when cold and would stand up to some abuse. I did not get on with the ds2500, they just did not inspire confidence for me. I hear a lot of good press with EBC yellows but I could only get one trac...
by Brian H
Mon 09 May, 2016 08:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wing mirror removal. Can i do it without removing door card
Replies: 11
Views: 802

Re: Wing mirror removal. Can i do it without removing door

Brian, Not sure what you are referring to - but once the mirror is removed and the plastic clams of the mirror assembly are removed, you have access to the two hex screws. When one then removes the electrical connections to the mirror motor (no cutting involved) - it may be a good idea to tie a kno...
by Brian H
Mon 09 May, 2016 07:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wing mirror removal. Can i do it without removing door card
Replies: 11
Views: 802

Re: Wing mirror removal. Can i do it without removing door

kjb1 wrote:so if i get glass etc out i can get to the two nuts which hold the whole housing in place on the door?


Sent from my iPhone
nope, you still need to twist the unit r break it off!
by Brian H
Sun 08 May, 2016 20:02
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCC Track Day List 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 5924

Re: BMWCC Track Day List 2016

A few spaces left for Cadwell, week after next. Give the office a ring on 01972 267989 to book you place.
by Brian H
Sun 08 May, 2016 19:41
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 8021

Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

Good to meet you both Alison and yourself Lee, also good to see Mark and Gary again. Great drive around in the sun for a few hours, a real tonic :)
by Brian H
Sun 08 May, 2016 13:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front upper strut mounts?
Replies: 10
Views: 876

Re: Front upper strut mounts?

The ///M top mounts need to be put in a certain direction as the have built in caster, normal top mounts can go in anyway as the hole for the shock is central on the unit.
by Brian H
Sat 07 May, 2016 15:37
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 8021

Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

What have you done with Pingu? Agree, Great road Mark.
by Brian H
Sat 07 May, 2016 12:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch delay valve mod, also ......
Replies: 13
Views: 1303

Re: Clutch delay valve mod, also ......

but im guessing its been tried and tested as its a thread from USA, and Im guessing all cars got cruise over there. Thats some assumption that because its a thread from the states its OK! Just like us, Cruse control will have been an option at the time of manufacture. If you do this mod let us know...
by Brian H
Fri 06 May, 2016 19:21
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 8021

Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

bertiejaffa wrote:First 380 miles done... Mine wasn't shiny to begin with lol!!
Enjoy yourself Lee, the roads you will travel tomorrow will be amazing :), how is everything with your car?
by Brian H
Thu 05 May, 2016 07:46
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 8021

Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

Deano1712 wrote:We are travelling Friday. Saturday is a northern loop run. You coming out to play?
Unfortunately not on Saturday :(, I was up that way last week, had to drive to Wick airport for work, the roads are still superb, even in a Tiguan! Will try and catch up on Sunday though :)

Drive safe boys.
by Brian H
Wed 04 May, 2016 21:34
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 8021

Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

Any of you boys passing Crianlarich on the way up to Helmsdale on Sat?
by Brian H
Wed 04 May, 2016 21:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are All Hardtops The Same?
Replies: 37
Views: 3717

Re: Are All Hardtops The Same?

bertiejaffa wrote:Hi Brian - you were spot on - that wire should have been attached to the handbrake - what a cheap naff solution that is !!
Yep, of all the connectors I have seen in the car this one is naf...... It works but it's naf :) glad you got it sorted :thumb:
by Brian H
Wed 04 May, 2016 18:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Car identification.
Replies: 14
Views: 1809

Re: Car identification.

The i denotes the car is a sport version of the car AFAIAA.
by Brian H
Tue 03 May, 2016 22:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are All Hardtops The Same?
Replies: 37
Views: 3717

Re: Are All Hardtops The Same?

HI Brian - I cant see any wire on the back of the handbrake - is this where this one is supposed to be? What is it for and where does it attache? Thanks Lee Hi Lee, It's for the parking brake light in the dash, it clips in to the rear of the handbrake handle, i may have a pic somewhere. Cheers Brian
by Brian H
Tue 03 May, 2016 07:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are All Hardtops The Same?
Replies: 37
Views: 3717

Re: Are All Hardtops The Same?

Do you have a wire on the back of your handbrake, the connection for this wire is feeble to say the least.

Cable colour chart for ref: -

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by Brian H
Sun 01 May, 2016 20:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch delay valve mod, also ......
Replies: 13
Views: 1303

Re: Clutch delay valve mod, also ......

kjb1 wrote:like it! a free fix!! nice one. Think I will also do the other mod and reverse if not happy.

Cheers


Sent from my iPhone
Do the CDV removal first and give it a go, I don't think you will need to butcher your cabling after you have driven the car for a while.
by Brian H
Sun 01 May, 2016 20:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch delay valve mod, also ......
Replies: 13
Views: 1303

Re: Clutch delay valve mod, also ......

what exactly is this wiring mod taking care of then? is the cdv removal worth doing also? what part do I need to put a straight through in in place of it? Sent from my iPhone No parts needed if you remove, the CDV is an inline adaptor male to female, the clutch pipe will fit the clutch hose once re...
by Brian H
Sun 01 May, 2016 20:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch delay valve mod, also ......
Replies: 13
Views: 1303

Re: Clutch delay valve mod, also ......

The CDV is a physical adaptor that restricts the flow of clutch fluid, if you want to get rid of the symptoms it introduces you need to remove it.
by Brian H
Sun 01 May, 2016 17:06
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: unblock A Pillar drains
Replies: 15
Views: 2023

Re: unblock A Pillar drains

Plastic strimmer wire goes down a treat, gets rid of the crap down there.
by Brian H
Fri 29 Apr, 2016 19:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Zed Parade Video 2012 Silverstone
Replies: 15
Views: 1416

Re: Zed Parade Video 2012 Silverstone

Great vid of a great weekend, the zed said just keep on coming and coming.........
by Brian H
Tue 26 Apr, 2016 07:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Basic Modifications and additional insurance costs.
Replies: 16
Views: 1307

Re: Basic Modifications and additional insurance costs.

Everything declared for me too, there are insurance companies that do not penalise for mods, I even declared the HT just in case.
by Brian H
Thu 21 Apr, 2016 21:27
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New wheels fitted
Replies: 17
Views: 2733

Re: New wheels fitted

:thumb:s up from me too
by Brian H
Wed 20 Apr, 2016 07:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Pull out chrome headight switch wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Re: Pull out chrome headight switch wanted

There is also a knowledge artlcle on how to fix the rheostat in the switch here: -

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... 82#p386682

and if this does not work you can cheat :)

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... 83#p386683

HTH
by Brian H
Sat 16 Apr, 2016 22:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: RUBBER STOPS THAT HOLD SPARE WHEEL IN SITU
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: RUBBER STOPS THAT HOLD SPARE WHEEL IN SITU

Hi Brian (s) Yes they are the parts I am looking for - great pictures too. Any ideas where I may find the part numbers, only BMW cannot find them on the documentation! Thanks everyone for your feedback, John, These are spare, you can have them for a small donation to the up keep of the site, PM me ...
by Brian H
Sat 16 Apr, 2016 17:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 2.2 Sport and hard top for sale NOW SOLD
Replies: 17
Views: 1819

Re: Z3 2.2 Sport and hard top for sale NOW SOLD

Great reading Russ, enjoy your new car :)
by Brian H
Sat 16 Apr, 2016 17:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: RUBBER STOPS THAT HOLD SPARE WHEEL IN SITU
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: RUBBER STOPS THAT HOLD SPARE WHEEL IN SITU

My guess is these:-

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No part numbers on them afraid, if these are the ones you are looking for let me know.
by Brian H
Fri 15 Apr, 2016 17:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220822

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

EBC USR Rear brake discs :)
by Brian H
Fri 15 Apr, 2016 17:27
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Progress! (fwj01's 2.0l - Oxford Green)
Replies: 103
Views: 18567

Re: Progress! (fwj01's 2.0l - Oxford Green)

Be interested in more details regarding the rear shock setup, you must have had to reinforce the top mounts by quite a bit? Any pics?
by Brian H
Thu 14 Apr, 2016 20:55
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Shocking price for shocks!
Replies: 7
Views: 1398

Re: Shocking price for shocks!

Gooseacre wrote:My local Indy just gave me a price for front shocks for my S54 roadster - 230+vat ... Per side. That's 550 before fitting!

Holy moly.
Yup, not cheap, have you tried bmminiparts for a price? OEM parts at discounted prices, just takes a few days longer to order.
by Brian H
Sun 27 Mar, 2016 23:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: being dazzled
Replies: 28
Views: 3201

Re: being dazzled

I find the OEM mesh wind blocker great in the winter for this very reason, the bright lights do not fully penetrate the mesh.
by Brian H
Sun 27 Mar, 2016 10:25
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: Time Change
Replies: 0
Views: 1498

Time Change

Dont forget to adjust your timezone settings.

User Control Panel
Board Preferences
Click the radial button next to "Summer Time/DST is in effect:"
Click Save :)

Enjoy your summer!
by Brian H
Wed 09 Mar, 2016 21:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Yet another alarm question
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: Yet another alarm question

The bonnet switch and the radio anti theft switch located behind the radio are culprits for this type of false alarm, I'd try the bonnet switch first though, the bonnet fails to push down the switch enough sometimes, a little spacer or screw on top of the switch will confirm.

Brian
by Brian H
Wed 09 Mar, 2016 21:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Radio Script Fix
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Re: Radio Script Fix

Great little fix, you could you use the block as a holder for the pins you will not burn your hands and try will also line up.
by Brian H
Tue 01 Mar, 2016 20:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Still Can't Trace Door Mirror Fuse Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1191

Re: Still Can't Trace Door Mirror Fuse Problem

If your car has the winter pack on it, it will also have heated mirrors and heated washer jets, can you confirm if you have heated washer jets? Can you confirm that it is not the blower motor that is taking out the fuse? i.e. replace the fuse then turn the blower on? As Blades has said, if you leave...