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by Warrior
Sun 14 Feb, 2016 23:54
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Electrics problem..........not a Z! HELP...
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Electrics problem..........not a Z! HELP...

I've been charged with the responsibility to sell my recently deceased father in laws Vauxhall Vectra and have had a couple of electrical issues with it as follows...... The car has been standing since October and been driven less than 10 miles in that time. She's been starting on the button and ple...
by Warrior
Thu 11 Feb, 2016 17:39
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Folding Garage or...........?
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Folding Garage or...........?

I've had Zeddy for around 4 years now and she's been washed, cleaned and given a decent coat of wax on a regular basis so has not been affected by being kept outside. Apart from the green stuff on the hood and whatever the wind decides to blow up the garden now and again. I've got a cover but report...
by Warrior
Fri 05 Feb, 2016 19:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Your old damaged rear window
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: Wanted: Your old damaged rear window

If you get stuck I can send you piece of anti vandal window film. It's quite thin but perfectly clear and normally used over glass. Chuck a brick at it and the window won't disintegrate!
by Warrior
Mon 25 Jan, 2016 20:44
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Opinions please!
Replies: 11
Views: 1354

Re: Opinions please!

I repair TV sets. I took a TV in from a customer that had no picture. They accepted an estimate of £85 to replace a circuit board. I fitted the part and the TV worked. However there was a slight blue cast to the background on the left side of the screen. I found this was a fault with the screen and...
by Warrior
Mon 14 Dec, 2015 21:56
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21254

Re: Unloved

Be nice to see a PIC of the Beetle! My first car!!!
by Warrior
Thu 19 Nov, 2015 19:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steptronic gearbox - opinions
Replies: 13
Views: 1229

Re: Steptronic gearbox - opinions

'Y' Reg as well....................!!! What does that make an 02 worth? I'm pleased with my 3.0i Z3 auto, although i'm not what you'd call a petrolhead with a string of previously owned sports cars. In fact she's my first convertible, my first genuine sports car and i've been driving for over 40 yea...
by Warrior
Mon 28 Sep, 2015 23:26
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Power Bond 806 Glue
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Power Bond 806 Glue

Saw a guy demonstrating this at a classic car show.

Effectively a superglue that doesn't stick to your fingers that would for example join rubber belts end to end in seconds.

Anybody used it and found it wanting?
by Warrior
Sun 20 Sep, 2015 22:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insurance Suprise
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Insurance Suprise

Rather than start another insurance surprise thread.... We have 3 cars on a multi vehicle insurance policy (not the Zed). Missus calls up to make a very minor amendment and mentioned that she'll be looking for best prices when the policy runs out in 2 weeks time. No problem madam have £400 off!!!!!!...
by Warrior
Wed 09 Sep, 2015 16:38
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Iron filings on paintwork?
Replies: 6
Views: 1126

Re: Iron filings on paintwork?

Thanks all.......... It was bought from a main VW Dealership that has been having a lot of building/steel work carried out so most likely done on site. They are over an hours drive away we took it to the local main dealer and had their body shop guy look over it who said it would need mopping all ov...
by Warrior
Mon 07 Sep, 2015 13:18
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Iron filings on paintwork?
Replies: 6
Views: 1126

Iron filings on paintwork?

Fortunately not the Zed but on a near new VW Polo my daughter has just bought. Looks immaculate on the drive but giving it it's first wash yesterday revealed 100's of very small iron filings over the roof and bonnet. I tried claying which works with a bit of elbow grease but have read about various ...
by Warrior
Wed 02 Sep, 2015 16:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Not quite a 'Z'...330CI SPORT CONVERTIBLE!
Replies: 0
Views: 584

Not quite a 'Z'...330CI SPORT CONVERTIBLE!

Hope this is ok on here!? Being sold by my daughters boyfriend. Same 3.0 lump as my Z3 but he's never challenged me to a burnup! http://img.pistonheads.com.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Fullsize/bmw/e46-3-series-98-06/330ci-sport/bmw-e46-3-series-98-06-330ci-sport-S1953428-1.jpg I can vouch for the fac...
by Warrior
Thu 13 Aug, 2015 21:53
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 3.0 Sport FOR SALE £4,750 ONO
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

Re: Z3 3.0 Sport FOR SALE £4,750 ONO

Nice car and rather than it be top price I'd say its probably undervalued?

I've not looked at prices lately but I'd want considerably more for my 3.0 were I to sell, but my mileage is close to half yours.
by Warrior
Tue 04 Aug, 2015 01:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 on next episode of Dragons Den
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Z3 on next episode of Dragons Den

Shown in the 'next week' trailer a nice blue Z3...
by Warrior
Tue 28 Jul, 2015 20:03
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Z3 3.0 in Onger High Street
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Z3 3.0 in Onger High Street

Not me then John...

I have an impersonator! :lol:

Although mine's silver I wasn't parked and was way too early for your time point.
by Warrior
Mon 27 Jul, 2015 21:28
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Z3 3.0 in Onger High Street
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Z3 3.0 in Onger High Street

I was in Ongar today, in my immaculate 3.0...

But at lunchtime.

What colour was it?
by Warrior
Mon 08 Jun, 2015 21:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wind deflector for sun visor?
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: Wind deflector for sun visor?

Thanks. I thought I'd seen something before :head:

I've been talking to a motorcyclist friend who's shown me what they put on bike screens which has given me some ideas.

Will report back..
by Warrior
Fri 05 Jun, 2015 15:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wind deflector for sun visor?
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Wind deflector for sun visor?

This should possibly be moved to The Beauty Parlour but..... I'm 6'2" and acknowledge the fact that I look like Noddy in a Zed... :squeeze: but can drive most places with reasonable comfort, most places that is except the M25 or similar such 70mpher's whereupon I get the full force ten hammering the...
by Warrior
Wed 03 Jun, 2015 21:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Warning light - gearbox electrics?
Replies: 7
Views: 931

Re: Warning light - gearbox electrics?

Restarted the next day and light still there.
Tried it again tonight and gone.

Getting a full service, oils changed and diagnostics and will report back.

Many thanks
by Warrior
Sun 31 May, 2015 13:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Warning light - gearbox electrics?
Replies: 7
Views: 931

Re: Warning light - gearbox electrics?

Thanks Colb. I'd got that far and hoping somebody might be able to throw a bit more light on things...
by Warrior
Sat 30 May, 2015 23:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Warning light - gearbox electrics?
Replies: 7
Views: 931

Warning light - gearbox electrics?

Had a light come on tonight...............a toothed cog with an exclamation mark in the middle. Referred to user manual and it's some sort of gear selection electrical fault.

Can anybody shed some more light on this for me, thanks?
by Warrior
Sun 24 May, 2015 16:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW Z3 3.0 RE-SALE PRICES
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: BMW Z3 3.0 RE-SALE PRICES

Perhaps it's time to begin the search for a really low mileage 3.0 or even a 2.8. I would even speculate on the pre-facelift models being the ones which will experience a price increase, if for no other reason than the body shape which is the same as the M cars... Food for thought perhaps. Don't ne...
by Warrior
Mon 27 Apr, 2015 22:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Chrome door handle trim - sticky pad?
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Chrome door handle trim - sticky pad?

I've twice had to stick the chrome trim back onto the doorhandle, the last time using some super heavy duty signmakers double sided tape.

Fortunately i've not lost it but that's more luck than judgement.

Can I buy the shaped to fit double sided pads that would originally have come with the trim?
by Warrior
Mon 27 Apr, 2015 22:19
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: EMBARRASSING MOMENTS....
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: EMBARRASSING MOMENTS....

I saw the heading and was ready to put pen to paper about driving through a very busy Wembley 'High St' at 1am on a Saturday night in just my socks :D

Thankfully not in a roof down Zed! :squeeze:
by Warrior
Fri 24 Apr, 2015 19:04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: No return for May without Clarkson but...
Replies: 16
Views: 2177

No return for May without Clarkson but...

Look who's front runner to replace him... According to bookmakers, Great British Bake Off host Sue Perkins is front-runner to take over from Clarkson on Top Gear, with Dermot O'Leary, Chris Evans and Jodie Kidd also in the running. Read more at http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/james-may-i-won-t-ret...
by Warrior
Sun 05 Apr, 2015 10:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 UPGRADES STILL AVAILABLE...
Replies: 20
Views: 2736

Re: Z3 UPGRADES STILL AVAILABLE...

Have you considered a 3d printer? I saw some serious pieces that had been produced on one last week. Not cheap but prices dropping all the time. Also as a possible solution, although im not dure if chrome is an option just yet, hydro graphic dipping which is hardy enough for wheels should be fine fo...
by Warrior
Sun 05 Apr, 2015 01:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insurance - result :-)
Replies: 25
Views: 2379

Re: Insurance - result :-)

I've just insured with Privilege and saved a fair few quid over Hagerty who I've been with for 4 years. Loyalty clearly doesn't pay but in fairness they were the best option when I had no transferable bonus. Adrian Flux wouldn't even insure me! 57 at the time, one minor accident 15 years ago in comp...
by Warrior
Thu 02 Apr, 2015 21:50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: MOT's and the non white bulb
Replies: 7
Views: 1773

MOT's and the non white bulb

MOT day today. Passed but 'we had to change a bulb'. This the third MOT I've had on different vehicles at different garages and each time having done my own visual test I've been told that an indicator bulb wasn't orange enough! One occasion I would have agreed that both rear bulbs needed changing, ...
by Warrior
Mon 30 Mar, 2015 23:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0L =- what tyres?
Replies: 14
Views: 1909

Re: 3.0L =- what tyres?

Falkens on my 3.0l. Replaced last year after a full wheel refurb.
by Warrior
Wed 25 Mar, 2015 23:07
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: New head unit recommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 3538

New head unit recommendations?

My zed 3 has a multi (too many!) buttoned all singing all dancing SONY unit running through standard speakers. In 3 years I've not yet learnt everything it can do so am looking to change to something new. I don't need fancy screen displays, options to set play for opera, rock, pop, acoustic etc., I ...
by Warrior
Thu 19 Mar, 2015 18:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.0l 2000 Z3 Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2318

Re: 2.0l 2000 Z3 Questions

The tray is for putting your sunglasses case in 8-)
by Warrior
Thu 19 Mar, 2015 18:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel judder?
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: Steering wheel judder?

Cheers...I now know what i'm doing this weekend :)
by Warrior
Thu 19 Mar, 2015 14:01
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Guess the car price...
Replies: 14
Views: 1683

Guess the car price...

by Warrior
Wed 18 Mar, 2015 21:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson suspended
Replies: 53
Views: 3597

Re: Jeremy Clarkson suspended

Lighten up lads..1397 views for a bit of friendly jousting. Nearly as many as I've got a scratched rear screen;)
by Warrior
Wed 18 Mar, 2015 18:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson suspended
Replies: 53
Views: 3597

Re: Jeremy Clarkson suspended

.......as I said - charity begins at home.... and my definition of a refugee isn't in question, that is your description of a migrant which is designed to engender sympathy. I am describing the migrants who see the bright light of opportunity to be an abusive and parasitical creature. Every society...
by Warrior
Tue 17 Mar, 2015 18:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson suspended
Replies: 53
Views: 3597

Re: Jeremy Clarkson suspended

My point is, in one scenario, the "migrants" add value - in the other they degrade value - and not simply financial value. I'm fairly sure the Spaniard selling his property is not put off by rising property values driven by the immigrant demand, or the incomes earned by the various industries as a ...
by Warrior
Tue 17 Mar, 2015 13:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel judder?
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: Steering wheel judder?

So not something a bit of WD40 would sort?
by Warrior
Mon 16 Mar, 2015 22:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel judder?
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Steering wheel judder?

I'm sure there's something on here already but I can't locate the thread? What I thought was a poor road surface was causing the steering wheel to judder. I'd checked to see if any weights had fallen off the wheels and checked the nuts as I'd experienced the same effect some weeks before. Again this...
by Warrior
Mon 16 Mar, 2015 22:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson suspended
Replies: 53
Views: 3597

Re: Jeremy Clarkson suspended

Warrior wrote: Out of interest do you hold similar views about the tens of thousands of Brits that have taken their money to Spain to establish little England wherever its possible to get Coronation Street via satellite? I'll wager those Brits living in Spain don't make an issue of the fact that th...
by Warrior
Thu 12 Mar, 2015 23:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson suspended
Replies: 53
Views: 3597

Re: Jeremy Clarkson suspended

Being controversial is part of the act.... and perhaps the PC thing is a tad overdone in the UK. The Brits are too scared to exercise freedom of expression there on the grounds it may offend. Perhaps it's time for what's left of the British identity to come out and speak... I support the Aussie vie...
by Warrior
Wed 11 Mar, 2015 00:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson suspended
Replies: 53
Views: 3597

Re: Jeremy Clarkson suspended

Rafolian wrote:Knows as much about cars as my arse knows about snipe shooting!!
I'm going Sunday. Can you ask it what ammo I should use? :D
by Warrior
Wed 11 Mar, 2015 00:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson suspended
Replies: 53
Views: 3597

Re: Jeremy Clarkson suspended

Top Gear is sold across the globe. I can't see Clarkson being shown the door for that reason alone. The bigger problem for me, even though I do like Clarkson and co., is the throw away remarks that could have an impact on car sales. On Sunday his reference to 'only old people drive Suzuki's' wasn't ...
by Warrior
Mon 09 Mar, 2015 00:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: stubborn rear screen
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: stubborn rear screen

I have to do this quite a lot. Sometimes the window will fold perfectly but I still feel the need to check as there is no rhyme nor reason that I can see. The window seems to fit perfectly. In warmer weather I use a special tool (doesn't work well in cold or wet weather) that checks for creases and ...
by Warrior
Sun 08 Mar, 2015 23:42
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: opinion and valuation reqd please
Replies: 30
Views: 2456

Re: opinion and valuation reqd please

Was this the blue car?

If it was I remember the day/minute it went on sale. Pistonheads?

Out of my reach price wise but I thought about whether it was a good investment. Several hours later you were on your way to see it and the forum was full of 'wowser' posts.

If it wasn't blue forget the above:)
by Warrior
Sat 07 Feb, 2015 10:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Must have a service?
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Must have a service?

Probably not.
The wife's uncle has a workshop so I'll probably chuck it at him to do. He can get it up on the ramp while I wait in his office drinking tea.:)
by Warrior
Sat 07 Feb, 2015 00:53
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: What forum members live in Essex
Replies: 12
Views: 2095

Re: What forum members live in Essex

I do,........the posh part! :D
by Warrior
Fri 06 Feb, 2015 19:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Must have a service?
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Must have a service?

Thanks chaps...

Best I get up the cash and carry and get a drum of vegetable oil if they all need doing :wink:
by Warrior
Fri 06 Feb, 2015 00:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Must have a service?
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Must have a service?

I've had zeddie for just over 3 years and have done around 4000 miles in her taking the total to 41k. Apart from a replaced breather hose and new battery she's not wanted for anything but I'm mindful of the fact that she may need servicing at some stage... but when? She runs very well and there's on...
by Warrior
Sat 31 Jan, 2015 00:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 3.0i faster than a Honda NSX-R
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Z3 3.0i faster than a Honda NSX-R

Came across this website earlier today...

http://fastestlaps.com/cars/bmw_z3_30i.html
by Warrior
Thu 22 Jan, 2015 00:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How long should seat bushes last?
Replies: 6
Views: 871

How long should seat bushes last?

I've read the threads and recommendations for replacement of seat bushes due to movement on braking and acceleration as I have a bit of movement on the drivers side. Its very slight and I'm just wondering, as zeddies only done 39k if the bushes are heading for a catastrophic breakdown or I should ju...
by Warrior
Mon 15 Dec, 2014 00:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is that lump removable?
Replies: 10
Views: 1760

Is that lump removable?

I've a 3.0i automatic and at 6'2" with the seat back as far as it can go my left leg craves an extra inch of space. There's a lump to the left of the brake pedal in the form of a foot rest and I'm wondering if it can be removed?
(Not had a chance to investigate by lifting carpet yet!)