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by Brian H
Sun 11 Sep, 2016 17:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Electric roof failure
Replies: 19
Views: 1424

Re: Electric roof failure

Never heard of a roof motor failing, there is a micro switch in the roof on the passenger side and a wire that runs down the frame, check this wire as they can become brittle and break, another thing to look at is your brake switch, do your brake lights work?
by Brian H
Wed 07 Sep, 2016 16:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 gone bang :(
Replies: 30
Views: 1979

Re: Z3 gone bang :(

If you are looking for a quick cheap fix replace like for like, dropping in a 2.2 or 2.8 is a bit more of a project, I am pretty sure a t reg 1.9 will be a M44 engine so you should be able to pick one up quite cheaply.

A very quick search brings up the following

ebay link

Good Luck
by Brian H
Wed 07 Sep, 2016 15:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat belt pre-tensioner plug
Replies: 10
Views: 987

Re: Seat belt pre-tensioner plug

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc404/Raggie2/Z3/IMG_0149_zpscysrj5co.jpg Hi Nat, This is perfectly normal and how it came out of the factory, if the previous owner switched on the ignition whilst changing over the seats then the fault light will illuminate until reset, you will need to use the...
by Brian H
Wed 07 Sep, 2016 08:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Free M Suspension Parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1036

Re: Free M Suspension Parts

If you are lucky you may still have the part number tag on the OEM springs, this will help identify the correct part, other than that as Pingu states it is off to BMW to get the correct part number.
by Brian H
Tue 06 Sep, 2016 07:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Passenger Airbag removal
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Re: Passenger Airbag removal

I have removed a few of these IIRC they bolt in from below (just above the glove box), As a precaution disconnect the battery - wait a while - then disconnect the airbag from the loom
by Brian H
Tue 30 Aug, 2016 20:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bucket seat sliders/side mounts
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: Bucket seat sliders/side mounts

But isn't the yellow part of the connector usually the one on the car and it's a black connector on the seat harness? No, this is the standard way, I just swapped it over. On the passenger seat I had to use an airbag seat occupancy bypass box of tricks to simulate somebody sat in the seat, the down...
by Brian H
Tue 30 Aug, 2016 16:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bucket seat sliders/side mounts
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: Bucket seat sliders/side mounts

mrscalex wrote:What's the harness for if they are manual?
Seat belt pre tensioner.
by Brian H
Tue 30 Aug, 2016 08:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel Nuts Upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 1302

Re: Wheel Nuts Upgrade?

Don't buy cheap, make sure they are the same tensile strength as the OEM ones. When buying new the tapered part of the wheel bolt needs to be 60 degrees IIRC.
by Brian H
Tue 30 Aug, 2016 07:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bucket seat sliders/side mounts
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: Bucket seat sliders/side mounts

I Have these in my car, Sparco R100 seats, Sparco Manual Adjusters and Planted seat bases. The bases are about as expensive as the seats but as it is a safety item I did not mind. http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv218/Ardchyle/image.jpg8_1.jpg http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv218/Ardchyle/ima...
by Brian H
Tue 30 Aug, 2016 07:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: High lift of car
Replies: 29
Views: 2559

Re: High lift of car

Bonzo wrote:How many folks have a 3 phase supply in their garage?
You can get a single phase to 3 phase convertor.

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by Brian H
Mon 22 Aug, 2016 19:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Transporting 6 cylinder engine
Replies: 10
Views: 1001

Re: Transporting 6 cylinder engine

A little higher in price that you were looking for but maybe worth a call, 54k miles

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3-2-2-CO ... Sw-KFXdPox
by Brian H
Thu 11 Aug, 2016 21:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The new arrival
Replies: 15
Views: 1870

Re: The new arrival

Looks like a great replacement, enjoy :drive
by Brian H
Thu 11 Aug, 2016 21:52
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M in winter
Replies: 5
Views: 921

Re: Z3M in winter

Do as you do on the 3.0, Invest in a decent quality set of winter snow tyres and put them on a spare set of rims if you can, the difference thay make in the cold weather is huge, I have run a set on my daily driver for the past few years and I could not believe the difference they make.
by Brian H
Thu 11 Aug, 2016 07:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air con fan stalling
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Re: Air con fan stalling

If the pressure switch is faulty then the aircon compressor clutch will disengage also, maybe something to look at?
by Brian H
Sun 07 Aug, 2016 09:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: style 55 wheels..
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Re: style 55 wheels..

Z3Jeremy wrote:Someone out there deciced their need was greater than mine for the set attached to my car. Ho hum, good weekend all..
Sorry to hear of your troubles, I honestly thought this type of theft was behind us? Hope you get sorted soon.
by Brian H
Thu 04 Aug, 2016 07:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Impala Brown with unusual options
Replies: 16
Views: 1047

Re: Impala Brown with unusual options

Unusual codes indeed, the option 945 looks to be a discount coding, whilst 991 Is a pre series production car. Perhaps this was a test car for the UK market, it did not prove popular hence there are not that many about?
by Brian H
Wed 03 Aug, 2016 08:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 1.9 25% LSD differential bushing rubber mounting
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Re: Z3 1.9 25% LSD differential bushing rubber mounting

If I am being honest, I cannot see anyone buying a secondhand bush to fit to their car, they are a little tricky to get in/out and it is the sort of job you will only want to do once.
by Brian H
Wed 27 Jul, 2016 22:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2 rebuild journal - The Terd-Mobile
Replies: 95
Views: 9245

Re: Z3 2.2 rebuild journal - The Terd-Mobile

Great work, well done.
by Brian H
Sat 23 Jul, 2016 17:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 engine swap - how difficult/long to do
Replies: 8
Views: 934

Re: M54 engine swap - how difficult/long to do

If you are swapping like for like, no problem, just be methodical in you approach, if you are converting this is a different kettle of fish, still perfectly feasible just needs researching thoroughly before you start.
by Brian H
Sat 23 Jul, 2016 08:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DSC and reduced power
Replies: 10
Views: 930

Re: DSC and reduced power

I am around this weekend, drop me a PM and we can see if we can sort something out.
by Brian H
Sat 23 Jul, 2016 08:28
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Not so 'Newbie'
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Re: Not so 'Newbie'

Welcome Back, you in an ///M now?
by Brian H
Fri 22 Jul, 2016 09:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DSC and reduced power
Replies: 10
Views: 930

Re: DSC and reduced power

With the DSC light on it could be something as simple as a sensor, the car thinks it is permanently in a state of flux and that is why it is sluggish, give me a shout if you want me to hook up my PC to see if we can see anything.
by Brian H
Fri 22 Jul, 2016 07:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DSC and reduced power
Replies: 10
Views: 930

Re: DSC and reduced power

What is the status of your DSC lights now? Are they on or off? Did you notice one or both of your rear wheels getting warm/hot?
by Brian H
Thu 21 Jul, 2016 20:40
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCC Track Day List 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 5699

Re: BMWCC Track Day List 2016

Cracking day out on Monday, sun shone all day, not too many cars on track, a few laps from me late in the day.

by Brian H
Wed 20 Jul, 2016 12:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: oil pressure light
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: oil pressure light

Is the light slow to go out once you have started the car or when you turn the car off?
by Brian H
Sun 17 Jul, 2016 21:50
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 189733

Re: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye

It will be a sad day when you get rid of your 2.0, congrats on the new purchase though, look forward to a new thread and some more updates. :thumb:

Did not realise that the 2.8 came with a facelift but, everyday is a school day :)
by Brian H
Sat 16 Jul, 2016 20:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 213596

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

gookah wrote:Oh yes....I got some at last.....:




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Tart, such a slave to fashion :lol: :lol:
by Brian H
Fri 15 Jul, 2016 18:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cost to replace clutch
Replies: 21
Views: 1925

Re: Cost to replace clutch

mrscalex wrote:
Brian H wrote:
pingu wrote:Ask them what the pre-load is on the propshaft. If they don't know - walk away. They don't know how to do the job properly.
Pls tell
Well it's forced me to lookup what it means. I'm all informed now!
I'll have to do the same as Pingu is AWOL
by Brian H
Fri 15 Jul, 2016 07:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 213596

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

scooobydont wrote:
Brian H wrote:Broke the bank this week, aerial grommet for the rear wing :)
I did that too and live in Scotland as well.

Value beans and toast for a wee while...
I think it was our excessive spending alone that encouraged the Bank of England to keep the interest rates at 0.5% :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Brian H
Wed 13 Jul, 2016 21:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 Engine Oil
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: M54 Engine Oil

Some good info there, a family member took her M54 engined e46 in to a main dealer to be told "it's a performance engine, what do you expect!" Interesting my M54 3.0 is very good with oil.
by Brian H
Wed 13 Jul, 2016 21:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cost to replace clutch
Replies: 21
Views: 1925

Re: Cost to replace clutch

pingu wrote:Ask them what the pre-load is on the propshaft. If they don't know - walk away. They don't know how to do the job properly.
Pls tell
by Brian H
Tue 12 Jul, 2016 19:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fuel sender/pump unit problem
Replies: 8
Views: 622

Re: Fuel sender/pump unit problem

What caused you to have a new front pipe fitted? Fuel starvation ......... Check the massive fuel filter. Fit a new one if it is old ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnmfI3XIaAU No more advise from me. Wait for a guru to turn up ...... :) Good call about the fuel filter, the date is usually stamp...
by Brian H
Tue 12 Jul, 2016 19:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cost to replace clutch
Replies: 21
Views: 1925

Re: Cost to replace clutch

Did they say how many hrs it would take and how much the parts were? Things I would be wary of is things like the front downpipe exhaust mounting bolts, I am thinking that these will break when they come off, will BMW charge time and materials to repair or are these sorts of things included in the p...
by Brian H
Tue 12 Jul, 2016 18:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DIAGNOSTIC HELP NEEDD
Replies: 20
Views: 1711

Re: DIAGNOSTIC HELP NEEDD

gookah wrote:I shall add some screens shots first in the next few days.
That would be great Gookah :thumb:
by Brian H
Tue 12 Jul, 2016 18:17
Forum: Performance
Topic: DID YOU KNOW....diff noise revelation!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1970

Re: DID YOU KNOW....diff noise revelation!!!

Great info SB :thumb:
by Brian H
Mon 11 Jul, 2016 20:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DIAGNOSTIC HELP NEEDD
Replies: 20
Views: 1711

Re: DIAGNOSTIC HELP NEEDD

Brilliant Gookah........Mods can one of you edit this and pop it in the KB please?
by Brian H
Sun 10 Jul, 2016 09:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 1.9 disks vented or solid
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: z3 1.9 disks vented or solid

There's no 'fiddling' required! You just need calipers from a 6 cylinder (I have some from an E46) and vented discs. Unbolt the old stuff, bolt on the new, bleed the brakes and away you go. Just to add to this, the piston size in the calipers throughout the range of the Z3s (excluding ///Ms) is the...
by Brian H
Sun 10 Jul, 2016 09:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2 rebuild journal - The Terd-Mobile
Replies: 95
Views: 9245

Re: Z3 2.2 rebuild journal - The Terd-Mobile

I found putting any form of lube in the sliders made the rubber really pliable which in turn left lots of deposits on the pins themselves, I have not used anything on the sliders at all for a few years now and all seems ok.
by Brian H
Sat 09 Jul, 2016 15:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2 rebuild journal - The Terd-Mobile
Replies: 95
Views: 9245

Re: Z3 2.2 rebuild journal - The Terd-Mobile

............................ I also spent time researching what the best brake component lube is. Opinion seems to be divided but I've come down on the side of specialised silicone lube (I bought Pagid) rather than copper grease. That said copper grease is still useful on the back of the discs to a...
by Brian H
Sat 09 Jul, 2016 15:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 213596

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Broke the bank this week, aerial grommet for the rear wing :)
by Brian H
Sat 09 Jul, 2016 09:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2003(03) BMW Z3 3.0i M54 Sports Roadster
Replies: 19
Views: 2137

Re: 2003(03) BMW Z3 3.0i M54 Sports Roadster

You have a lovely car and you are asking a good price for it, remove the details about the small item you are about to do to the car or will sort before the sale, it detracts from the advert, you have an 03 plate z3 3.0, this must be one of the last to be registered on the road, GLWTS. Do I see a he...
by Brian H
Fri 08 Jul, 2016 21:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 51718398538 filler pot z3 fuel tank
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: 51718398538 filler pot z3 fuel tank

Here you go, different part number though

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by Brian H
Fri 08 Jul, 2016 14:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 51718398538 filler pot z3 fuel tank
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: 51718398538 filler pot z3 fuel tank

I have one of these I'm sure, let me have a look later on for you.
by Brian H
Thu 07 Jul, 2016 16:58
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCC Track Day List 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 5699

Re: BMWCC Track Day List 2016

Still a number of places left for Croft on the 18th July if anyone is interested?
by Brian H
Sun 03 Jul, 2016 17:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diff Rubber Mount
Replies: 16
Views: 1467

Re: Diff Rubber Mount

Your rear diff mount has seen better days, replacing would not go a miss however you will chase this clunk forever, have a search on here and you will see what I mean. Your car is getting on so refreshing the rear bushes etc will help matter but it will not cure it, call it a characteristic!
by Brian H
Sat 02 Jul, 2016 09:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2 rebuild journal - The Terd-Mobile
Replies: 95
Views: 9245

Re: Z3 2.2 rebuild journal - The Terd-Mobile

Great Read, well done to you and your boys!
by Brian H
Sat 25 Jun, 2016 20:06
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: The Much Bigger Than DTEC Tour 2018 (or later)
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: The Much Bigger Than DTEC Tour 2018 (or later)

You are proper nuts, good luck with the organisation:)
by Brian H
Sun 12 Jun, 2016 13:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?
Replies: 17
Views: 1270

Re: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?

The M sport suspension is an option: S704A - M Sport Suspension, this is not on all 3.0 as standard.

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The difference between standard and M Sport Suspension (aka low slung sports suspension).
by Brian H
Tue 31 May, 2016 19:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Got my new second Z3 today
Replies: 19
Views: 1599

Re: Got my new second Z3 today

grussell wrote:Do you have any ownership tips?
yep, drop the top and drive :drive

Seriously just enjoy the car, remember these cars are getting on a bit now and do require a bit of TLC, if you like getting your hands dirty they are great cars to tinker with.
by Brian H
Tue 31 May, 2016 18:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Got my new second Z3 today
Replies: 19
Views: 1599

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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