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by Fender2004
Fri 18 Dec, 2009 10:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Soft top problems
Replies: 7
Views: 660

Soft top problems

Hi The bottom corners of my soft top where the rear window meets the mohair top is starting to come away :cry: . Is there any special glue I can use, or can I just use a contact adhesive. I've talken two photos to give you a better idea. Cheers for any help http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz70/ek...
by Fender2004
Mon 14 Dec, 2009 15:05
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hi *newbie alert*
Replies: 12
Views: 1163

Hi Leon and welcome to the Forum, great looking cars, pitty you couldn't keep both. :lol:
by Fender2004
Fri 11 Dec, 2009 19:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 3124

As myredzed stated my z3 is 12 years old too, and the soft top is original and also water tight, although I have never used any rubber care on the seals :head: I think I'll have to start. I do clean it and reproof it once a year.

Good luck what ever you decide to do :wave
by Fender2004
Tue 01 Dec, 2009 15:49
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: The block drain plug
Replies: 0
Views: 279

The block drain plug

Can anyone show me where the block drain plug is with a photo if possible, as I am planning on replacing the car's coolant. Just so that I know before I start, where everything is. :)
by Fender2004
Mon 30 Nov, 2009 15:46
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: BMW Z3 3ltr in Classic Magazine.
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

It seems to depend on who you talk to as to which car is a classic or not. I'm sure that there are lots of cars that most of us would not consider them as classics, but there owners do love there own car, and that is what it is all about, if your car gives you great enjoyment, to pot with what anyon...
by Fender2004
Sat 28 Nov, 2009 15:33
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Perspex for less than £25 what do you think?
Replies: 19
Views: 1344

To reply to calbens, making the template was the easiest job, I just held the hardboard onto the hoops and drew round. As far as the tile saw goes all I can say is, to have a go on a scrap piece of perspex before cutting out the wind breaker.
by Fender2004
Fri 27 Nov, 2009 15:03
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Zunsport Grille
Replies: 11
Views: 709

Just received my grill this morning took about 15 Minutes tops, went stright on no problem. And no I'm not a trained machanic just someone looking after their great z3.
by Fender2004
Fri 27 Nov, 2009 14:54
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Perspex for less than £25 what do you think?
Replies: 19
Views: 1344

Thanks for the comments. I used 4mm thick perspex and it seems fine with no wobbles at speed, although I've never been to 120mph :devil: I'll keep a look out for the ties in Wilkinsons. 8-)

Cheers
by Fender2004
Fri 27 Nov, 2009 12:04
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Zunsport Grille
Replies: 11
Views: 709

Nice to know that I paid the right price :joker:
by Fender2004
Fri 27 Nov, 2009 11:46
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Perspex for less than £25 what do you think?
Replies: 19
Views: 1344

Perspex for less than £25 what do you think?

Having seen the Perspex wind breakers for the Z3 on various web sites, I thought to myself, that it just looked like a shape cut out of a flat piece of Perspex, surely I could do that, so I decided to have a go myself for a few reasons; 1. The web sites all said that the Perspex wind breakers would ...
by Fender2004
Thu 26 Nov, 2009 19:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Zunsport Grille
Replies: 11
Views: 709

Just bought mine and paid £10 more!!!! :bawl:
by Fender2004
Thu 26 Nov, 2009 10:27
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Braided Clutch hose? Where from?
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Thanks for the information I'll bear this in mind when I do mine :bow
by Fender2004
Wed 25 Nov, 2009 20:03
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Braided Clutch hose? Where from?
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Clutch Cable

When changing the clutch cable on a z3 2.8, is it just a case of unbolting the old one, and then connecting the new one in its's place? Then bleeding the system. Is there anything I should know before I start :rtm:
by Fender2004
Sun 22 Nov, 2009 11:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Back lighting to heating controls
Replies: 13
Views: 819

I totally agree, when I first got my Z3 the lights in the cab were very dim, and untill I went to a car show, talking to another Z3 owner who informed me that the headlight switch makes them brighter. :head: But, a bulb that had blown, I replaced it by removing the radio. It was a bit fiddly working...
by Fender2004
Sat 21 Nov, 2009 11:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Side grills and wing mirrors- Possibly F/S
Replies: 3
Views: 343

I know that a new mirror is about £150 from the dealers, it took a long time to find a second hand one, when I did find one it was £120 :bawl: . So I bought the new one. Then I had to paint it and that price didn't include the mirror it's self, but as my old mirror was ok I installed that one. Hope ...
by Fender2004
Sat 21 Nov, 2009 11:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Harewood 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1024

Count me in also, as I'm new to this I would like to attend as many shows as posible, just to meet other Z owners. :)
by Fender2004
Tue 10 Nov, 2009 21:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: For that real deep clean "underneath the arches"
Replies: 11
Views: 702

I took my inner rear wheel arches off my 2.8. There are two bolts inside the wheel arch then one at the back and one at the front, and I didn't have take the bumper off. The bolt heads which are on the front and rear of the wheel arch are removed from underneath, so you have to be under the car to r...
by Fender2004
Sat 07 Nov, 2009 13:35
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3m Stainless Steel Clutch Hose Upgrade £20 delivered
Replies: 35
Views: 10082

Clutch Hose Installation

I'm thinking of ordering the earls braided hose for my 2.8. I like to do as many jobs on the car as possible myself. Is it just a case of unbolting the old hose and installing the new hose then bleeding the clutch. Do I need to know any thing before I start :rtm:

Cheers for any information
by Fender2004
Thu 22 Oct, 2009 12:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW Oil Filter Question - what is the small copper washer?
Replies: 15
Views: 773

Thanks for all this information :) , I did change the oil when I first got my Z3, not knowing about the two small 'o' rings :head: , as they were not in the filter box, only the large one. But I'll be sure to change them the next time I do an oil change.
by Fender2004
Tue 20 Oct, 2009 12:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Build date and reg date
Replies: 25
Views: 1582

Mine was 3 months or thereabouts - May97 built, reg'd 1st Aug 97. Probably for the new reg letter coming out :?:
by Fender2004
Sun 18 Oct, 2009 11:08
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Results of a day of detailing
Replies: 38
Views: 3173

Thanks for that I'll definitely have to try this sometime
by Fender2004
Sun 18 Oct, 2009 10:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Airbag warning light
Replies: 9
Views: 809

Just to let you know my air bag light came on, took it to a local auto electrician cost me £35 :bawl: but it solved to problem :)
by Fender2004
Sun 18 Oct, 2009 10:46
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Results of a day of detailing
Replies: 38
Views: 3173

Your car looks awesome, :D I take it that you used the Meguiars engine clean and dressing? I saw this advertised and was wondering whether to buy some? If you get these results I better buy some :head:
by Fender2004
Wed 02 Sep, 2009 15:47
Forum: Performance
Topic: Hoses
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Hi I've had my Z3 for just over a year, and I love it. :D
I've heard that you could change the clutch hose to stop the gears being notchy. So, my question is, as I only have trouble with first gear, would you reccomend that I change the clutch hose? :?:
by Fender2004
Sat 29 Aug, 2009 18:20
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Oil service...advice please
Replies: 9
Views: 978

Oil change

Also when you do an oil change, you can change the sump nut with a magnetic one, so that if there is any tiny pieces of metal in your engine:( they will stick to the magnet on the sump nut :D. I got mine from e-bay but I'm sure you can buy them from other outlets.