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by Brian H
Tue 03 Nov, 2015 21:19
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 7924

Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

Another crazy challenge, I know you say 50hrs approx, over how many days?
by Brian H
Thu 29 Oct, 2015 15:07
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: What's the next driving challenge?
Replies: 20
Views: 2642

Re: What's the next driving challenge?

Now that is some challenge, when the details come out i'll read the wording this time just so that there are no midnight runs hidden in there!
by Brian H
Tue 27 Oct, 2015 10:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are All Hardtops The Same?
Replies: 37
Views: 3708

Re: Are All Hardtops The Same?

whole heap of info about unloader relays here :)

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... 81#p266981
by Brian H
Tue 27 Oct, 2015 10:15
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: S54 engine
Replies: 8
Views: 2676

Re: S54 engine

beemingallover wrote:I've got a 06 Z4M with 60k, what is the lifespan of the S54 engine? Are they good for 100k?
Looked after correctly they are good for a good few 100ks
by Brian H
Fri 23 Oct, 2015 19:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are All Hardtops The Same?
Replies: 37
Views: 3708

Re: Are All Hardtops The Same?

Hi Robert T, I've had a look at the plug and wires by the n/s mount there are 2 thin wires both black out of the top of the plug but 2 thick wires 1 black the other is orange/black it think out of the bottom but when I had a look at the loom that comes with the fitting kit it looks like there are 3...
by Brian H
Fri 23 Oct, 2015 16:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are All Hardtops The Same?
Replies: 37
Views: 3708

Re: Are All Hardtops The Same?

All hard tops are the same, the fitting kit consists of :- 1 x Bracket left c/w fixing bolts 1 x Bracket right c/w fixing bolts 1 x Cover left 1 x Cover right 1 x Wiring loom 1 x Heated rear window switch 1 x Rear switch plate and backing for the heated rear window switch 2 x front hardtop screws. d...
by Brian H
Wed 21 Oct, 2015 19:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: FOR SALE - Hardtop and Fitting kit - REDUCED PRICE
Replies: 14
Views: 1558

Re: FOR SALE - Hardtop and Fitting kit

3hrs for you both to meet half way :)

If you copy the IMG link instead of the direct link drm it shows your pics automatically.

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by Brian H
Mon 19 Oct, 2015 19:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhaust Anti Resonence Weight?
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Exhaust Anti Resonence Weight?

Brian4 wrote:Cuts some vibration down from the back box but only fitted to autos for some reason........

I have one on mine Brian.
by Brian H
Sun 18 Oct, 2015 20:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarming problem!
Replies: 8
Views: 1740

Re: Alarming problem!

I may have the connector too, I'll have a look got you and let you know.
by Brian H
Sun 18 Oct, 2015 19:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarming problem!
Replies: 8
Views: 1740

Re: Alarming problem!

Hi Robert Certainly looks like it was drowned at some point, gave the car a good clean yesterday and checked for any water ingress, none that we could see which is good, ariel grommet looks a bit tired so will go to the top of the to do list, so far so good ....she doesn't seem to mind her sensory ...
by Brian H
Sun 18 Oct, 2015 19:36
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: 'Recent Topics' Scrolling Screen
Replies: 11
Views: 2423

Re: 'Recent Topics' Scrolling Screen

Ok, understand now, I see the difference Pingu :)
by Brian H
Sun 18 Oct, 2015 15:51
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: 'Recent Topics' Scrolling Screen
Replies: 11
Views: 2423

Re: 'Recent Topics' Scrolling Screen

I like the way the scrolling screen takes you to the last post rather than the first post. I use View New Posts and it takes you to the start of the thread and I have to scroll to the end to see what's new. Pistonheads takes you to the last unread post in MyStuff. That would be my preference, but I...
by Brian H
Sat 17 Oct, 2015 17:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarming problem!
Replies: 8
Views: 1740

Re: Alarming problem!

Hi Julie, I am fairly certain you can just disconnect the tilt sensor with no ill effects, no harm in trying anyway. Just tape up the the wire that has come loose. You need to host your photos on photobucket etc. and then link them to here. http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7658 Brian
by Brian H
Thu 15 Oct, 2015 22:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New owner - Z3 2.8
Replies: 65
Views: 4925

Re: New owner - Z3 2.8

Nick, it would be a shame to lose you but I can't say it is a surprise, the same has happened recently on Z4-forum with members leaving because they have an M badge, or want to put one on! I notice that not one person on .org has mentioned it after having the same photo's. fair play to them Others ...
by Brian H
Thu 15 Oct, 2015 19:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Got me a new Z
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: Got me a new Z

Congrats Julie, the 3.0 is a lovely lump ;) hmmm.......not driven an auto Z3, maybe need to steel a drive in someone's at some point.
by Brian H
Thu 08 Oct, 2015 10:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: what the heck are these
Replies: 13
Views: 882

Re: what the heck are these

just seen these weights on a post on facebook, what are they for? http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jasonpinchin/12105816_10207961971916394_9159898637392368787_n_zpsdqfwwdmn.jpg I saw that post too, BMW did not just stick weights in a car for no reason, I am thinking they are there to achiev...
by Brian H
Thu 08 Oct, 2015 08:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alternative Jacking Points?
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Alternative Jacking Points?

The sill covers yo are trying to remove cover the main sill running from front to rear, with a piece of wood on a trolley jack you can jack at almost any point along this sill, jus do not jack on the cover itself. The pic below shows what is behind the sill cover ( you may not have as much vegitaion...
by Brian H
Sun 04 Oct, 2015 20:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB - Z3 3.0i - Anyone fancy selling?
Replies: 37
Views: 5419

Re: WTB - Z3 3.0i - Anyone fancy selling?

Congrats on the purchase, I look forward to seeing your updates, you must have a garage full of stuff ready for this car :)
by Brian H
Thu 01 Oct, 2015 10:49
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Frustrated!
Replies: 3
Views: 1462

Re: Frustrated!

At the top of each forum is a sticky entitled 'posting photos on Zroadster.net' that explains how to do it. It does get missed though. Perhaps the mods could drop this info on to the landing page as a permanent link? http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv218/Ardchyle/zroadster.net%20bull%20Home.png
by Brian H
Wed 30 Sep, 2015 21:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Dakar yellow 2.2 Z for sale o2
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Re: Dakar yellow 2.2 Z for sale o2

Photos hosted and posted on behalf of Bananasport :) Stunning car BTW, I am biased though 8-) http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv218/Ardchyle/20150930_172213.jpg http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv218/Ardchyle/20150930_174611.jpg http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv218/Ardchyle/20150930_172328....
by Brian H
Wed 30 Sep, 2015 10:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Dakar yellow 2.2 Z for sale o2
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Re: Dakar yellow 2.2 Z for sale o2

GLWTS you need to host your photos on a separate site then link them in here,

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7658
by Brian H
Mon 28 Sep, 2015 22:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220383

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A buddy for banana sport (02 2.2 Dakar yellow Z sport) albeit short term as Bsport has a FOR SALE sign stuck on her screen I hope she can't read. After searching and looking at six 3.0 litres I nearly gave up finding a car as good as my Bsport then up came JohnZ3's an 03 3.0 litre sport in an unmar...
by Brian H
Sat 26 Sep, 2015 17:27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Looking for sponsors please.
Replies: 8
Views: 1565

Re: Looking for sponsors please.

Hi Dave,

All the best to Claire and keep yourself strong.

Donation made.

Brian
by Brian H
Sat 26 Sep, 2015 17:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW 3.0i Z3 for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: BMW 3.0i Z3 for sale

Good news John, good luck with your new search :)
by Brian H
Fri 25 Sep, 2015 21:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M Sport suspension Poly bush sizes
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: M Sport suspension Poly bush sizes

Good question....I replaced mine with powerflex but cannot find the 25.5mm bushes on the website? Maybe a call to powerflex on Monday?
by Brian H
Fri 25 Sep, 2015 08:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220383

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Oil leak got worse :( New crankshaft oil seal,so new clutch, clutch release bearing and gaskets while we were at it (old one was oily and done 128k). Also crankshaft end plate found to have fractured for some reason, so replaced too. Regas aircon. All done by a man who is a highly respected Sytner ...
by Brian H
Fri 25 Sep, 2015 08:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Brake bleeding issue, soft pedal
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: Brake bleeding issue, soft pedal

I recently read on another forum of a similar issue, turned out to be the master cylinder seals had gone, no issue before bleeding but the master cylinder failed during the bleeding cycle. Before you get to that stage though you could flush the brake system with a coloured brake fluid, this will ens...
by Brian H
Thu 24 Sep, 2015 13:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: loads of go juce
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: loads of go juce

Seems like you have really hit it off with your Zed Peter, enjoy it and keep on driving :drive
by Brian H
Wed 23 Sep, 2015 23:33
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hi, Newbie
Replies: 12
Views: 1492

Re: Hi, Newbie

windym wrote:Just one question, it has vinyl seats and door cards, was this a factory spec or added later?

Andy
Hi Andy,

Pop the last 7 digits of your VIN in the site below and it will tell you all sorts about your car :thumb:

http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html

Enjoy and Welcome
by Brian H
Tue 22 Sep, 2015 18:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Do I have a secondary air pump/system?
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Do I have a secondary air pump/system?

I'm curious sirius-c, you seem to have quite a few extra power connections going on under that bonnet, care to share?
by Brian H
Sat 19 Sep, 2015 22:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alloy wheel fitment
Replies: 23
Views: 1997

Re: Alloy wheel fitment

Just seen this, - timely - I've been offered a set of 7.5J x 17" Round Spoke Style wheels which I'd like to use to replace the aging standard Five Star 7J x 16" wheels on my 2001 Z3 2.2i Roadster. However all the literature suggests I need wider 8.5J wheels on the rear. This was the optional upgrad...
by Brian H
Wed 16 Sep, 2015 23:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alloy wheel fitment
Replies: 23
Views: 1997

Re: Alloy wheel fitment

What et would fit? There are endless possibilities when it comes to wheel width and offset values. Your standard wheels would have been et 41 out of the factory, The fronts should be 17" 7.5j et 41 and the rears are 17" 8.5j et41. If you use the link above you get to put the old values against the ...
by Brian H
Wed 16 Sep, 2015 23:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insurance Suprise
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Insurance Suprise

Not often you hear of such a happy ending if Insurance companies are involved. Another Zed on the way?
by Brian H
Sat 12 Sep, 2015 18:50
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Handbrake Shoe
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Handbrake Shoe

They look as if they have had a bit of heat in them Si.
by Brian H
Sat 12 Sep, 2015 18:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220383

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Southernboy wrote:Great choice of seats !!
Thanks.
('_')Z3 wrote:They look great Brian :D
Thanks again :)
by Brian H
Sat 12 Sep, 2015 11:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220383

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Sparco R100 and planted seat bases.

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by Brian H
Sat 12 Sep, 2015 09:50
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: brushed aluminium console - fitting
Replies: 16
Views: 2933

Re: brushed aluminium console - fitting

The whole centre console need removing, not too difficult, just take your time. Believe it or not it is easier to do with the seats out of the car, just remember do not switch on the ignition with the seats disconnected as you will cause an airbag fault which can only be reset via a code reader.
by Brian H
Fri 11 Sep, 2015 19:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Horn cable connectors
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Horn cable connectors

You could cut off the old connectors and splice new ones on, I have a loom on a car that is being broken, if they are in good nick I'll post them to you. I'll go and get some pics.
by Brian H
Mon 07 Sep, 2015 22:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: TCS Coming on for no reason
Replies: 25
Views: 1846

Re: TCS Coming on for no reason

Hi Josh,

There is a reason the TCS is coming on, we just need to work out why? What car do you have, year and model?

Cheers

Brian
by Brian H
Sun 06 Sep, 2015 09:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacing spark plugs
Replies: 8
Views: 990

Re: Replacing spark plugs

No too difficult a job, just be methodical. The 3.0 uses individual coil packs so with the top cover removed start at one end and work along to the other. The coil packs unplug and IIRC there are two bolts/nuts holding them in place, there is also a separate earth wire that needs to be disconnected....
by Brian H
Tue 01 Sep, 2015 17:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alternator Wiring Question
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Alternator Wiring Question

Glad you got it sorted :thumb:
by Brian H
Tue 01 Sep, 2015 11:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alternator Wiring Question
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Alternator Wiring Question

I think you need to check part number etc. look like the wrong part to me.
by Brian H
Mon 31 Aug, 2015 22:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: gear knob lights
Replies: 11
Views: 1115

Re: gear knob lights

thompy93 wrote:
Brian H wrote:No they don't all have lights, the wiring should be there if you wish to connect one though.
Does that mean Non-m Z's got the wiring? Forgot to check when i changed the gaiter.
Yes it does, be careful when connecting it up, if you short the connection it blows the rheostat in the light switch.
by Brian H
Mon 31 Aug, 2015 18:02
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 in Carfest South Auction - 29th August
Replies: 15
Views: 1761

Re: Z1 in Carfest South Auction - 29th August

Could have bought these two for the asking prices of some dealers for one, and still had change. At least these sold, and are not still on a listing somewhere. At £9K you could have a new vanos, and £4k respray and still be quids in, regardless of how "perfect" the others may be advertised as. Tota...
by Brian H
Mon 31 Aug, 2015 17:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fuel capacity.
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: Fuel capacity.

Hi all, what should the Z3 fuel tank hold in real terms? I normally put €20 in each time, but today the light came on and decided to put €50 in but at 48 it was struggling and managed to squeeze €49.32 up to the neck of the filler. Working it out @ €1.15/ litre that is approx only 10.8 gallons! I k...
by Brian H
Mon 31 Aug, 2015 16:44
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 in Carfest South Auction - 29th August
Replies: 15
Views: 1761

Re: Z1 in Carfest South Auction - 29th August

Any idea when the prices sold will be available? I'm interested to know what the M Roadster went for. £11,000 for the S50 Z3M http://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/1998-bmw-z3m-roadster £9680 for the S54 http://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/bmw-z3m-roadster If andys price above is to go by the prices ...
by Brian H
Sun 30 Aug, 2015 13:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fitting an air con unit.
Replies: 7
Views: 679

Re: Fitting an air con unit.

Chris, You may be able to pick up the parts second hand, but fitting would be very difficult, as well as fitting the AC Compressor and associated pipe work under the bonnet, the whole heater assembly inside the car under the dashboard would need to be changed also. IMO it would not be cost effective...
by Brian H
Thu 27 Aug, 2015 19:04
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My z3
Replies: 19
Views: 3806

Re: My z3

:)
by Brian H
Wed 26 Aug, 2015 07:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Part identification
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: Part identification

The number you can see Robert is the part number for the plug connector, the disc part underneath is the Thermo Switch. Part 12 below I knew there was a thread regarding the location of the thermo switch, could I find it :head: http://static.bmwfans.info/images/epc/ODAzNzJfcA==.png Various switches ...