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by freds dad
Sun 28 Oct, 2012 20:50
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Winter Storage :o(
Replies: 12
Views: 1561

Re: Winter Storage :o(

My zed is going to bed in the next few days and the trusty Mazda 6 will return to its winter duties.
by freds dad
Sat 27 Oct, 2012 10:39
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Why me ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: Why me ?

This may be the answer to all the cold call problems.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... phone.html
by freds dad
Tue 23 Oct, 2012 15:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Drivers side Wing Mirror fell off
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Drivers side Wing Mirror fell off

Jam boy what has actually broke on the mirror? The bolt that runs through the middle with a spring for twisting the mirror is know to corrode.

If this has happened I have a fix for it that is cheaper than a a new mirror.
by freds dad
Wed 03 Oct, 2012 09:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z8 for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Z8 for sale

A post production car is being auctioned by Christies. antone fancy bidding?

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/memo ... 9b3c344dbc
by freds dad
Tue 25 Sep, 2012 22:08
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: 10th Nov - Diagnostic day - Cheshire/Derbyshire
Replies: 32
Views: 7035

Re: Possible diagnostic day - Cheshire/Derbyshire

Count me in if the day fits. I've got a code reader of my own which I can bring along if it helps but it would be good to have localish meet.
by freds dad
Fri 21 Sep, 2012 13:50
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: McLaren MP4 12C
Replies: 19
Views: 2009

Re: McLaren MP4 12C

Fantastic car. The nearest I have come to one is sitting in the demo car at the dealership in Knutsford and that was enough for me to want one.
Unfortunately there was a 9 month waiting list so I didn't bother, oh and of course the £169,000 cost had some bearing on my decision.
by freds dad
Wed 19 Sep, 2012 10:51
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED: Z3 Hardtop
Replies: 14
Views: 734

Re: WANTED: Z3 Hardtop

BMW sell a set of fitting guides that you can use to line up the hardtop and they're not that expensive, about £5 max.
You will also find lots of fitting info on the interweb and there is probably a "how to" on here somewhere.
by freds dad
Fri 14 Sep, 2012 18:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED: Z3 Hardtop
Replies: 14
Views: 734

Re: WANTED: Z3 Hardtop

by freds dad
Fri 14 Sep, 2012 13:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED: Z3 Hardtop
Replies: 14
Views: 734

Re: WANTED: Z3 Hardtop

Have you got a fitting kit on your car as without one there's no point in getting a hardtop.
by freds dad
Wed 12 Sep, 2012 15:03
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A bit of help please
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: A bit of help please

Anyone else before tomorrows deadline?
by freds dad
Tue 11 Sep, 2012 20:34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A bit of help please
Replies: 3
Views: 575

A bit of help please

Two very good friends of mine have gone down to the final 10 in a local radio competition to win a wedding. They have had it very rough over the last 12 months and deserve to win this competition so I am asking you good people to vote for Karen and Simon (couple number 1) on the link below. http://w...
by freds dad
Sun 19 Aug, 2012 11:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Track day
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Track day

Seeing that its a big birthday for me in September my lovely kids want to treat me to something special. As I've always been a big fan of Aston Martins they suggested that as I can't afford a car then perhaps a track day would be a good idea especially after I've told them several times how Ive been...
by freds dad
Sat 18 Aug, 2012 20:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Rear window
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: Z3 Rear window

Robert are you going to sell it to me for £40?
by freds dad
Wed 15 Aug, 2012 21:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - Nearside Z3 std door mirror
Replies: 17
Views: 1178

Re: Wanted - Nearside Z3 std door mirror

I can ask the guy who did the bolt fix for my mirror and get a price.

Anyone interested?
by freds dad
Wed 15 Aug, 2012 20:12
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - Nearside Z3 std door mirror
Replies: 17
Views: 1178

Re: Wanted - Nearside Z3 std door mirror

Does it have to be made of aluminium?
by freds dad
Thu 09 Aug, 2012 13:06
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Monaco Grand Prix 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 819

Monaco Grand Prix 2013

I've always fancied going and wondered if anyone on here has done it. My initial plan is to drive there and back arriving on Saturday and setting back off on Monday. I can plan the road trip but would appreciate any advice on places to stay when there, best affordable views of the race and any other...
by freds dad
Sat 04 Aug, 2012 19:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - Nearside Z3 std door mirror
Replies: 17
Views: 1178

Re: Wanted - Nearside Z3 std door mirror

Is it the internal that has corroded? If so there is a fix here

http://zroadster.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=1578

A local engineering firm to me made me a new bolt and drilled it our for the wiring to pass through.
by freds dad
Wed 01 Aug, 2012 07:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: cutting out
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: cutting out

Cam shaft señor possibly. You need to get it either on the code reader of a nearby member or take it to your local stealer or Indy for them to test it.
by freds dad
Thu 19 Jul, 2012 17:15
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Passenger side mirror.
Replies: 10
Views: 540

Re: Passenger side mirror.

There is one on eBay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3-Passen ... 4d0313a408

What's wrong with your current mirror?
by freds dad
Wed 18 Jul, 2012 10:10
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Hard top and fitting kit £450!
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Hard top and fitting kit £450!

Damn that was cheap and near to me as well: I paid £450 just for the hardtop (with scratches and needing a respray hence it was cheap) plus another £200 for the fittings kit. The plan was to leave the hardtop on when the car is parked outside my house and take it off at the weekend. However I can't...
by freds dad
Mon 16 Jul, 2012 10:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Near side wing mirror wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Near side wing mirror wanted

Still searching.
by freds dad
Wed 11 Jul, 2012 17:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Near side wing mirror wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Near side wing mirror wanted

Some nice person has decided whilst driving past my car to remove my wing mirror, so does anyone out there have a passenger side one for sale.ideally Titanium silver but beggars cant be choosers so I will take any colour and respray. If you do have one that either you don't want and would like to ra...
by freds dad
Thu 05 Jul, 2012 10:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HOW DO I REMOVE A HARDTOP FITTING KIT
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Re: HOW DO I REMOVE A HARDTOP FITTING KIT

Some info here but a search of the forum should find more. The drivers side is far easier to remove than the passengers side.

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... al#p312565

FD
by freds dad
Wed 04 Jul, 2012 21:29
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: car mats
Replies: 11
Views: 1231

Re: car mats

Seen this over only detailingworld, so thought I would post here in case anyone is after some cheap mats. http://www.valuecarmats.com are selling tailored mats for a wide variety of cars with a 40% discount. The more you order, the cheaper they are as you only pay one postage cost. A set for most ca...
by freds dad
Wed 04 Jul, 2012 17:21
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: car mats
Replies: 11
Views: 1231

Re: car mats

I think we have something similar here called "the distance selling regulations"

Brillie you should make the seller aware of these and get your money back.
by freds dad
Tue 03 Jul, 2012 10:57
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Northern BMW Festival at Tatton Park - Sunday 15th July 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2448

Re: Northern BMW Festival at Tatton Park - Sunday 15th July

The usual route is something like this http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=wa160bs&daddr=53.3014511,-2.3730488+to:53.3106124,-2.3727142+to:tatton+park&hl=en&ll=53.304377,-2.374206&spn=0.00668,0.013754&sll=53.310006,-2.37339&sspn=0.013308,0.027509&geocode=FYFULQMd5bnb_ylZk6cra1R6SDETO_36S_8qPA%3BFctQ...
by freds dad
Mon 02 Jul, 2012 21:33
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Northern BMW Festival at Tatton Park - Sunday 15th July 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2448

Re: Northern BMW Festival at Tatton Park - Sunday 15th July

I should be able to make this. Are we meeting at Booths again for breakfast?
by freds dad
Mon 02 Jul, 2012 16:51
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 455
Views: 69171

Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit

I'm probably going down early Saturday morning, just waiting to hear if SWMBO can get away from work early on Friday and if so we will go Friday. If we do a Saturday meet can I suggest Sandbach services as an alternative as getting onto Knutsford southbound can be a bit of a pain from Macclesfield a...
by freds dad
Fri 29 Jun, 2012 13:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Newbie with broken car!! Haha
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: Newbie with broken car!! Haha

Katie don't forget to have a look at the breakers as well. Most of the big ones are online and you can ring and ask if they have the parts you need.
by freds dad
Fri 29 Jun, 2012 13:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dashboard painting
Replies: 6
Views: 607

Dashboard painting

Ive got a few small chips around where the radio is and want to either touch them up or repaint the dash. So how do I find out what colour the dash is and has anyone taken one out to repaint? My other thought is covering it with some sort of plastic with a carbon fibre look but any suggestions welco...
by freds dad
Wed 27 Jun, 2012 17:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Camshaft sensor
Replies: 17
Views: 720

Re: Camshaft sensor

Nidjet wrote:So what are the symptoms of each sensor failing then?
When the camshaft sensor begins to fail the car is difficult to start after its warmed up and is prone to stalling.

I bought an OEM one from the dealer as I think it's false economy to buy copy parts.
by freds dad
Wed 27 Jun, 2012 10:19
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Tatton Park - Sunday 15th July
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: Tatton Park - Sunday 15th July

I'll probably go along if the weather is fine?
by freds dad
Wed 27 Jun, 2012 07:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Goodwood Festival of Speed x2 adult tickets
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed x2 adult tickets

Welcome to the forum. Nice to see your first post is to sell something non Zed related!

By the way what model Zed do you have and can you please post some pics as we would all love to see it.
by freds dad
Sun 24 Jun, 2012 19:04
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - decent head unit
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: Wanted - decent head unit

It depends what you want it to do. Do want Bluetooth, iPod etc or just a radio and of course what your budget is. I've got this fitted http://www.pioneer.eu/uk/products/archive/MVH-8200BT/index.html and chose it after some homework and talking to different people. Find yourself a good independent ca...
by freds dad
Sun 24 Jun, 2012 08:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Suitcase, inner case and boot rack ALL ITEMS SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Z3 Suitcase, inner case and boot rack ALL ITEMS SOLD

All items sold As part of my continued clear out I have for sale the following items Genuine BMW Z3 Suitcase. Itens 1,2 and 3 on here http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CH32&mospid=48082&btnr=82_0362&hg=82&fg=51 Used but in very good condition with a couple of small scuffs. Comes with two ori...
by freds dad
Sun 24 Jun, 2012 08:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Suitcase, inner case and boot rack for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Z3 Suitcase, inner case and boot rack for sale

As part of my continued clear out I have for sale the following items Genuine BMW Z3 Suitcase. Itens 1,2 and 3 on here http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CH32&mospid=48082&btnr=82_0362&hg=82&fg=51 Used but in very good condition with a couple of small scuffs. Comes with two original working k...
by freds dad
Sat 23 Jun, 2012 16:44
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: A few items for sale NOW SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: A few items for sale

Thanks Robert. It's the part we spent a couple of hours looking for the wiring it connects to.
by freds dad
Sat 23 Jun, 2012 16:15
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: A few items for sale NOW SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 177

A few items for sale NOW SOLD

Sold to Swamper I'm having a bit of a clear out and have the following item for sale. PM me if interested Heated rear window switch 8381912. £25 delivered to Uk address, collect from Macclesfield or I can bring to Silverstone. I'll also be selling a BMW boot rack, hard case and soft inner case and w...
by freds dad
Sat 23 Jun, 2012 07:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: SWINES!
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: SWINES!

I do the same and try to park away from the main lots of cars but last wek I parked at Tesco in Macclesfield with at least 5 empty spaces either side. On returning to the car someone has parked a Range Rover next to me despite all the other spaces still being empty!
by freds dad
Thu 21 Jun, 2012 21:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: parts wanted as soon as.please help
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: parts wanted as soon as.please help

Have a look on partsgateway.co.uk they're a parts broker who seem quite good
by freds dad
Thu 21 Jun, 2012 21:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: parts wanted as soon as.please help
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: parts wanted as soon as.please help

If you don't have any joy on here then have a look at online breakers. There are plenty of Zeds out there being broken up.
by freds dad
Thu 21 Jun, 2012 16:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: "shark" Aerial?
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: "shark" Aerial?

I think a shark aerial will look really great on your Zed.

Do you want to sell your old one? :-D
by freds dad
Thu 21 Jun, 2012 10:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Aerial unit wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: Aerial unit wanted

Anyone out there?
by freds dad
Wed 20 Jun, 2012 16:03
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Shropshire Zed Fest
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: Shropshire Zed Fest

I went to it last year in Zed as a neighbour used to be a member. Look forward to the pictures. Have you sorted Silverstone out yet?
by freds dad
Wed 20 Jun, 2012 13:31
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Shropshire Zed Fest
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: Shropshire Zed Fest

Which pub was this Robert and where was my invite?
by freds dad
Mon 18 Jun, 2012 17:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Aerial unit wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Aerial unit wanted

After deciding to change the aerial on the car I struggled to get the old one off. After a bit of BFI and WD40 I found out why. The previous owner had bodged the plastic inside with some tape and it finally broke into a 1000 pieces, well not quite a 1000 but a few. Anyway less of the rambling. I now...
by freds dad
Sun 17 Jun, 2012 20:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Camshaft sensor
Replies: 17
Views: 720

Camshaft sensor

I need to fit a new one to my Zed but does anyone have the item number for it and any other bits I may need. I've got a 2.8 Zed.

Ta
by freds dad
Sat 16 Jun, 2012 21:35
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Hardtop
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Hardtop

I think the wiring loom should be fitted to your car but probably hidden behind some trim. Make sure you get the right switch as there are two versions
by freds dad
Sat 16 Jun, 2012 21:10
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Hardtop
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Hardtop

Fantastic bargain well done. Have you got the switch to make the heated rear window work?