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by Brian H
Mon 29 Feb, 2016 18:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 RUNNING RICH, FUEL SMELL FROM EXHAUST....
Replies: 16
Views: 1644

Re: Z3 RUNNING RICH, FUEL SMELL FROM EXHAUST....

kjb1 wrote:exhaust changed, new thermostat in place. No fuel smells now present [emoji1]


Sent from my iPhone
Thermostat was my first thought, you may need to renew the oil, if you have been running like that for a while the oil will become contaminated.
by Brian H
Sun 28 Feb, 2016 09:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight washer removal? How to
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Headlight washer removal? How to

its a nut, reach under the bumper to get to it (on mine anyway but mine isnt oem bumper) Yep Steel nut on a plastic nozzle :head: that needs accessing from behind, a bit of a pain to remove with the bumper in place, easy enough to drop off the front bumper though. http://i685.photobucket.com/albums...
by Brian H
Sun 28 Feb, 2016 09:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear knob bulb change
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Gear knob bulb change

The Bulls in the gearknob are small LEDs and are not replaceable, as Lancsbob has stated the most common failure for these going out is a short in the cable leading to the gearknob, unfortunately this is not a fused circuit and it does take the rheostat inside the light switch out when this happens,...
by Brian H
Wed 24 Feb, 2016 21:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Track day brakes!
Replies: 25
Views: 2563

Re: Track day brakes!

Yep it was a great day, look at what you missed :shock:

Image

A wee trip off in to the green green grass of Snetterton:)
by Brian H
Wed 10 Feb, 2016 23:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clarification requested.please
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Clarification requested.please

If I'm right its trim levels, suspension, interior and seats being the main...wheels are generally different as well.i specifically looked for a 3.0i sport ....even though 3.0 seem to be rare....and the general difference was as I've atated. No expert but hope this helps A ^^Summed up nicely. There...
by Brian H
Tue 02 Feb, 2016 19:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tuning the 3.0i
Replies: 27
Views: 1521

Re: Tuning the 3.0i

A few options: - Change over the Air Intake Remap Custom Exhaust? I have had a remap on mine, stock Air Intake and Stock Exhaust, the remap has not dramatically changed the power delivery but it has not got a smooth power curve and what certainly seem a few more horses. Has not got a smooth power c...
by Brian H
Tue 02 Feb, 2016 08:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tuning the 3.0i
Replies: 27
Views: 1521

Re: Tuning the 3.0i

Remap I'm thinking of but does not seem to much difference for the bucks. What did you use? And I have a K&N 57i to go on, but hearing problems with intake sensors...so a bit scared. Cheers It is a subtle change no doubt, I had mine done at a local garage, no great big transformation but the differ...
by Brian H
Tue 02 Feb, 2016 08:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tuning the 3.0i
Replies: 27
Views: 1521

Re: Tuning the 3.0i

…………..And what is the best remap? Difficult to say which one is the best, there are so many people doing it these days as the kit to re-map has become more mainstream. I would personally opt for a standard proven map to start with from a trusted company, for the best results though you should opt f...
by Brian H
Tue 02 Feb, 2016 07:40
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12438

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time

Daz3 wrote:Brilliant photos, car looks great love the third one down!
100% agree, love the stance but not sure I could get away with mine being that low. What wheels are those, type, sizes, offsets etc?
by Brian H
Tue 02 Feb, 2016 07:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tuning the 3.0i
Replies: 27
Views: 1521

Re: Tuning the 3.0i

A few options: -
  • Change over the Air Intake
    Remap
    Custom Exhaust?
I have had a remap on mine, stock Air Intake and Stock Exhaust, the remap has not dramatically changed the power delivery but it has now got a smooth power curve and what certainly seem a few more horses.
by Brian H
Tue 02 Feb, 2016 07:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: boot gas struts
Replies: 14
Views: 1328

Re: boot gas struts

Typically the M has a different strut 51242497679, not found on the gas strut site :( These guys will build you a set for a reasonable price http://www.strutsdirect.co.uk/ , I bought a pair from them for my last Z although since then the website has changed somewhat. Maybe worth a call? Cheers Brian
by Brian H
Sun 31 Jan, 2016 15:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: boot gas struts
Replies: 14
Views: 1328

Re: boot gas struts

Try here Peter

car gas struts
by Brian H
Sun 31 Jan, 2016 09:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Bra
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: Wanted: Z3 Bra

Found one :) search over!
by Brian H
Sat 30 Jan, 2016 10:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: So it's still not handling how I'd want...
Replies: 64
Views: 5821

Re: So it's still not handling how I'd want...

The "M Sport" package was an optional extra on the 3.0. Apart from the suspension you also get the "M" steering wheel/gear knob, sports seats, brushed alloy centre console trim and l think the M front grille. It says "lowered and uprated" suspension so l guess l have different shocks and springs an...
by Brian H
Sat 30 Jan, 2016 10:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: So it's still not handling how I'd want...
Replies: 64
Views: 5821

Re: So it's still not handling how I'd want...

Sounds like you've had a bit of a journey so far, Im a little sceptical regarding the 4 wheel alignment! this cannot be done on a Z3 unless you have have fitted the rear caster/camber adjustment plates and/or bushes. The advise given is good, a lot of this is down to tyres but as our cars get older ...
by Brian H
Sat 30 Jan, 2016 10:02
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCC Track Day List 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 5866

Re: BMWCC Track Day List 2016

List above edited: - A date change for the Octoberfest Trackday at Croft, this is now Monday 10th October. An additional date for the Better Driving Day has been added Thursday 2nd June 2016, The Better driving day is a superb way to get your Z on track without the hassle and worries of a normal tra...
by Brian H
Fri 29 Jan, 2016 23:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Bra
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Z3 Bra

Found one, search over

Anyone got one of theses Z3 stone chip bra things hiding in the back of the cupboard or tucked under the stairs?

Looking to get rid?...

It's nearly trailer time for my Z and it gets a beating when being towed.

PM if you have one, thanks. Brian
by Brian H
Sun 24 Jan, 2016 02:22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Opinions please!
Replies: 11
Views: 1352

Re: Opinions please!

You had no chance of evaluating the screen prior to you offering an estimate of £85.00. You carried out the work as per your estimate but unfortunately there was another problem. You did not offer a fixed price repair, I.e. One price fixes everything so why should you give a refund?
by Brian H
Sat 23 Jan, 2016 11:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Solid Rubber Subframe Bush?
Replies: 7
Views: 789

Re: Solid Rubber Subframe Bush?

Don't think I have ever seen a solid rubber bush on the market Bob, I have the powerflex black series in the rear beam of my car, probably about as solid as you would want. With these in you do hear the backend of the car resonate through the car, diff etc. There are inserts you can make or buy for ...
by Brian H
Thu 21 Jan, 2016 17:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone Replaced Rear Subframe Bushes In Situ?
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: Anyone Replaced Rear Subframe Bushes In Situ?

You can do both the rear beam and trailing arms in situ by lowering one side at a time. I did it this way, but next time I would drop the whole axle. It might take longer to get to the bit you want to change, but then it will go much faster. The key thing is having the correct tools to pul and inse...
by Brian H
Thu 21 Jan, 2016 17:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone Replaced Rear Subframe Bushes In Situ?
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: Anyone Replaced Rear Subframe Bushes In Situ?

Deano1712 wrote:…..Did you tighten the rear wheel bolts up properly after the job was done? ;-)
Bitch ;)
by Brian H
Thu 21 Jan, 2016 08:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone Replaced Rear Subframe Bushes In Situ?
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: Anyone Replaced Rear Subframe Bushes In Situ?

I dont see how it could be done in situ. I dropped the subframe a foot so the bushes were clear of the studs. Made my own tool. There may be a post about it years ago. To clarify when I say in-situ I meant I removed the bolt out of the diff, lowered the rear beam off the studs, removed the studs to...
by Brian H
Wed 20 Jan, 2016 22:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone Replaced Rear Subframe Bushes In Situ?
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: Anyone Replaced Rear Subframe Bushes In Situ?

TBH Bob, knowing now what I know I would drop the whole rear beam and trailing arm assembly, you need to remove the exhaust, handbrake cables from within the car, prop shaft and brake hoses. With these disconnected you can drop the whole lot, the rear trailing arm bushes are easy enough to replace b...
by Brian H
Wed 20 Jan, 2016 20:33
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Electrical gremlins
Replies: 12
Views: 1382

Re: Electrical gremlins

If it continues It would maybe be worth clearing the codes etc stored in the ECU, I know from experience the various circuits/services do store low voltage errors.
by Brian H
Wed 20 Jan, 2016 20:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone Replaced Rear Subframe Bushes In Situ?
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: Anyone Replaced Rear Subframe Bushes In Situ?

Rear beam bushes or trailing arm bushes?

I have the tool to do the rear beam bushes, it's for hire if you need it. Changing in-situ can be done, took me about 4hrs, bloomin tricky though.
by Brian H
Tue 15 Dec, 2015 22:09
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCC Track Day List 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 5866

Re: BMWCC Track Day List 2016

Koolflyer wrote:Hey Brian, I'm off shift 26 Sept, so see at the 'Park' like last year :thumb:
Pete
Sounds like a plan Pete :thumb:
by Brian H
Tue 15 Dec, 2015 17:56
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCC Track Day List 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 5866

Re: BMWCC Track Day List 2016

Be good to meet you Stu
by Brian H
Thu 10 Dec, 2015 08:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Braided brake hoses
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Braided brake hoses

Just noticed the copper crush washers.Presume these are for the calliper ends.Do you need these in place.I took advice from H.E.L.and there was no mention of fitting crush washers. I found the hose fitting tool long to use crush washers, they just sat spinning around sandwiched between the hose fit...
by Brian H
Thu 10 Dec, 2015 08:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Braided brake hoses
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Braided brake hoses

Ended up with stainless bleed nipples all around and some extra clips because I've read the hoses can slip through the standard fittings Take some pics when you install the clips please, the hoses do fall through the standard fittings as the hex head is too small, I put some repair washers on mine ...
by Brian H
Wed 09 Dec, 2015 00:35
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: wanted power steering hose
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Re: wanted power steering hose

Brilliant news, a strange place for yours to crack though!
by Brian H
Mon 07 Dec, 2015 20:05
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: My poorly zed
Replies: 8
Views: 1375

Re: My poorly zed

Hope you find the leak
by Brian H
Thu 03 Dec, 2015 17:55
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCC Track Day List 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 5866

BMWCC Track Day List 2016

Hi all, The list for the BMWCCGB Trackday Events 2016 has been published, please see below for dates/venues. If you are interested in going to any of these events you do not need to be a BMWCCGB member. Nick Wright is the contact for the events and he can be contacted at nick@bmwcarclubgb.co.uk. I w...
by Brian H
Sat 28 Nov, 2015 11:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: wanted power steering hose
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Re: wanted power steering hose

Off the car now

Cheers Brian
by Brian H
Fri 27 Nov, 2015 20:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: wanted power steering hose
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Re: wanted power steering hose

gookah wrote:any news Brian. is it the same one?
99% sure it's the same, I'll strip it off tomorrow, send me your address and I'll get it in the post for you.

Cheers

Brian
by Brian H
Thu 26 Nov, 2015 07:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mirror switch removed fan now working.
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: Mirror switch removed fan now working.

Before taking the door cards off, inspect the wiring around the plug that connects to the switch, if you look deep in the hole where the switch sits you will notice a metal fastener (screw or bolt I cannot remember) holding the upper part of the handle, when you push the switch in place this causes ...
by Brian H
Sun 22 Nov, 2015 20:26
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 7924

Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

I will not be able to do all of this route due to holidays, but depending on when you run the route I would like to pop in to a stage of it :)
by Brian H
Sun 22 Nov, 2015 20:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: wanted power steering hose
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Re: wanted power steering hose

Searched hi and low for this but to no avail....looked on the car and it is still in situ!

Just to make sure this pipe tucks behind the rack and cross brace and makes its way to the pump?
by Brian H
Fri 20 Nov, 2015 10:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: wanted power steering hose
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Re: wanted power steering hose

Had a look this AM, cannot quite put my hand on it, I do have a pair os I stripped them of the Zed I am breaking, Ill look again tomorrow when I have a bit more time.
by Brian H
Fri 20 Nov, 2015 09:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Track day brakes!
Replies: 25
Views: 2563

Re: Track day brakes!

Thanks Brian. What make of front discs did you fit.? Do you think just changing the brake fluid to Dot 5 and fitting uprated pads would be sufficient for one track day? The engine is standard a 2.8, so I'm not going to tear up the track, but I will change the discs if you think I should. Yes, see y...
by Brian H
Fri 20 Nov, 2015 09:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Track day brakes!
Replies: 25
Views: 2563

Re: Track day brakes!

What diameter are the fronts on a 2.8? I believe they are the same as my 2.2 and can be easily upgraded to those of the 3.0 simply needing the new bracket for the caliper and obviously the new discs. If you are getting new discs anyway I would recommend this mod. I did it earlier this year, very ea...
by Brian H
Thu 19 Nov, 2015 07:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Track day brakes!
Replies: 25
Views: 2563

Re: Track day brakes!

As some of you may know, (BMWCC magazine, April this year page 32) my first track day was an absolute blast, until that is,my brakes started to smell quite badly! I have booked the same track day next year so need to upgrade the brakes, (along with the suspension a bit more) to hopefully last the d...
by Brian H
Wed 18 Nov, 2015 19:53
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: wanted power steering hose
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Re: wanted power steering hose

I may have one of these for you, I would go have a look but I am too busy building an Ark as it has not stopped raining for days and days!

I'll have a look tomorrow for you and get a pic if I have one.
by Brian H
Wed 11 Nov, 2015 22:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: posting a picture
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: posting a picture

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7658

The link above explains Peter, you need to host your pics on a separate site then link then in here.
by Brian H
Tue 10 Nov, 2015 09:59
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: deni2s Z3
Replies: 111
Views: 23231

Re: deni2s Z3

It does look a little bright for Dakar, those wheels do suit the car though, what are they?
by Brian H
Sun 08 Nov, 2015 09:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Advice please.
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: Advice please.

A H&R ARB kit is a bolt on option that will certainly help, maybe also think about replacing the bushes around the car @76k they are bound to be getting tired. You have a choice when updating bushes to either stay OEM or Powerflex etc. just renewing to new OEM bushes will make a difference.
by Brian H
Sun 08 Nov, 2015 09:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is Cooper-BMW-parts.co.uk still running?
Replies: 10
Views: 1343

Re: Is Cooper-BMW-parts.co.uk still running?

The site has been like this for months, there are other on-line BMW dealers if you search, it is a shame as Coopers offered a good service.
by Brian H
Thu 05 Nov, 2015 10:26
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: UK Road Challenge (2015) w/ Videos
Replies: 40
Views: 6381

Re: UK Road Challenge (2015)

pingu wrote:Glad you enjoyed it. Shall I put you down as "interested" on DTEC 2016 :D ?

I need to get to work on the videos.
It will come down to available holiday dates Im afraid, just about to change my job so need to work this out.
by Brian H
Thu 05 Nov, 2015 10:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220388

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

yalden wrote:A very expensive roof.
Soft top or hard top?

OEM?
by Brian H
Wed 04 Nov, 2015 22:32
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: UK Road Challenge (2015) w/ Videos
Replies: 40
Views: 6381

Re: UK Road Challenge (2015)

Nice write up Mark, good memories :) the trip across the top of Scotland at night was exhilarating say the least. As Mark said I had some horrible noises coming from my car on the Friday morning, I thought the trip the night before and ripped the diff out of the car! (That's what you get trying to k...
by Brian H
Wed 04 Nov, 2015 20:47
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 7924

Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

I reckon 3 days is crazy, 4 or 5 days would be better, I know what I felt like after the last one :)