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by Southernboy
Mon 20 Jun, 2016 12:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Antifreeze Capacity? where's it hiding?
Replies: 9
Views: 990

Re: Antifreeze Capacity? where's it hiding?

There's a quantity of water in the heater matrix, plus there's an amount in the engine block. When you drain the radiator, it largely only drains out coolant from the radiator and the cylinder head... so you have a residual amount still in the system. In the "old days" there used to be a "tap" fitte...
by Southernboy
Sun 19 Jun, 2016 16:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Non M gearshift surround
Replies: 45
Views: 4536

Re: Non M gearshift surround

If you're sure you want one, I'll be making some up shortly. They should be ready in around 4 weeks. I'm only going to make 6 of them. I have 4 other "secured" orders, so looking for a 6th.
I'll be in touch shortly.
Barry
by Southernboy
Sun 19 Jun, 2016 12:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M gauges retrofitting
Replies: 14
Views: 1543

Re: M gauges retrofitting

What's the 4cyl part number - I'll take a look around on the web to see if I find anything similar for your car.
by Southernboy
Sun 19 Jun, 2016 08:54
Forum: Performance
Topic: steering wheel
Replies: 21
Views: 2244

Re: steering wheel

Not my cuppa, but if you like it - go for it.
You will take note that fitting it means you won't have an airbag - If you read the details, it says it will fit all Z3's that have airbags - but is supplied with airbag bypass wiring - so no airbag protection. :wink:
by Southernboy
Sun 19 Jun, 2016 08:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Non M gearshift surround
Replies: 45
Views: 4536

Non M gearshift surround

I thought I would post this pic of my non M gearshift surround fitted to a 2.8 based in Holland.... The owner had me chrome plate the aluminium so he wouldn't have to polish it... :wink:

Image
by Southernboy
Fri 17 Jun, 2016 09:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spinning key in lock
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: Spinning key in lock

Once you have it out, I'm sure you'll sort it without too much difficulty and have a chuckle once you've sorted it.. :wink:
by Southernboy
Fri 17 Jun, 2016 08:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M gauges retrofitting
Replies: 14
Views: 1543

Re: M gauges retrofitting

I'm not sure of the differences...Perhaps do a part number check on realOEM ??
Possibly ask Andy / Spurs fan in a coupe... he would know for sure.
This is the part number for my car..... 11421744000 (6 Cyl)
by Southernboy
Fri 17 Jun, 2016 07:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Happy 18th
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: Happy 18th

You need a name change Bonzo - "Howling Wolf" might be more appropriate... :lol:
by Southernboy
Fri 17 Jun, 2016 07:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spinning key in lock
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: Spinning key in lock

I think the "key" issue is to check out the "T" piece which is faulty - I'm fairly sure you could simply replace that component from another part - Perhaps ask Andy / Spurs fan. I would say the fella in that post isn't too clued up on his mechanicals, so someone like yourself, would be able to do th...
by Southernboy
Thu 16 Jun, 2016 20:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spinning key in lock
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: Spinning key in lock

If you remove the lock mechanism, and inspect the lock first - ie the mechanism which is moved by the lock barrel.. if all seems good, then go to the barrel for the cure. It's not a very complicated thing to sort once you get it out and look at how it is meant to operate. read this article which wil...
by Southernboy
Thu 16 Jun, 2016 20:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch gone to !heaven
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Re: Clutch gone to !heaven

I used LUK when my 2.8 clutch went a few years back - see this eBay listing.... You could likely get it from your local auto spares outlets though...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LUK-3-Piece-C ... Sw5ZBWL0Mo
by Southernboy
Wed 15 Jun, 2016 16:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Happy 18th
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: Happy 18th

At least you still "feel" young enough to own and drive an 18 year old... :D
by Southernboy
Wed 15 Jun, 2016 16:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M gauges retrofitting
Replies: 14
Views: 1543

Re: M gauges retrofitting

...... or you can get one of these as I did and fit the Temp sensor into one of the NPT ports on top........ And it's solid aluminium too...
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product ... 33184.html
by Southernboy
Wed 15 Jun, 2016 16:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Happy 18th
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: Happy 18th

Congrats to your car....and when did you roll off the production line... :roll:
by Southernboy
Wed 15 Jun, 2016 16:03
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 3.0 W Reg £5750
Replies: 22
Views: 2791

Re: BMW Z3 3.0 W Reg £5750

Wow ! That could work out well - a new kitchen without a wash-up sink....well for a little while... :lol:
by Southernboy
Wed 15 Jun, 2016 16:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Erratic indicator "click"
Replies: 27
Views: 1536

Re: Erratic indicator "click"

From what I have been told, there is a "click" device inside the instrument cluster, perhaps if you remove the cluster, and open it up, then connect the wiring again, and use the indicators, you can trace it to the specific component - possibly there may be a small issue with connectivity. Or if you...
by Southernboy
Sun 12 Jun, 2016 10:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 3.0 W Reg £5750
Replies: 22
Views: 2791

Re: BMW Z3 3.0 W Reg £5750

Stunning example of a 3.0.... Definitely worth the asking price judging from your pics.
by Southernboy
Sun 12 Jun, 2016 10:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear wings. Different sizes?
Replies: 15
Views: 1121

Re: Rear wings. Different sizes?

The top pic appears to be a narrow body whereas the lower pic appears to be a wide body. The lower pic seems to show a small "flare" over the wheel which isn't apparent in the top pic.
by Southernboy
Sun 12 Jun, 2016 07:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear wings. Different sizes?
Replies: 15
Views: 1121

Re: Rear wings. Different sizes?

The top pic appears to be wide body, whilst the bottom pic seems to be the narrow body... maybe it's just the lighting in the photographs ??
by Southernboy
Fri 10 Jun, 2016 13:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Armrest for a 1997 Z3
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Armrest for a 1997 Z3

Hi Andy If you have a look at the red colour in the picture on my post, that is the closest I can give you - or I can give you one in black leather. It comes with a cup holder which folds out from under the armrest. Easy to fit and made for the Z3. MkI or II makes no difference. If you want to match...
by Southernboy
Fri 10 Jun, 2016 12:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Armrest for a 1997 Z3
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Armrest for a 1997 Z3

I assume you're referring to the center console area ?? And what colour leather are you looking for ??

View my post under "Stock exchange"......Z3 CENTER ARMREST
by Southernboy
Mon 06 Jun, 2016 20:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight Query
Replies: 13
Views: 1141

Re: Headlight Query

Pleasure buddy.. :wink:
by Southernboy
Mon 06 Jun, 2016 19:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight Query
Replies: 13
Views: 1141

Re: Headlight Query

The LHD headlight reflectors are different to RHD. The beam from the RHD lights tend to light up the left hand road verge more and the opposite for LHD headlights. This difference cannot be corrected for since the effect is in the reflectors.
by Southernboy
Sat 04 Jun, 2016 14:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SEAT BELT GUIDE FIX & SEAT LIFTS AVAILABLE
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: SEAT BELT GUIDE FIX & SEAT LIFTS AVAILABLE

Thanks for the recommendation buddy - always good to have a buyer's opinion.. :cheers
by Southernboy
Fri 03 Jun, 2016 09:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SEAT BELT GUIDE FIX & SEAT LIFTS AVAILABLE
Replies: 3
Views: 635

SEAT BELT GUIDE FIX & SEAT LIFTS AVAILABLE

I am making up some sets of the seat belt guide fix mods - should be ready in Black and polished ally as per the pic below in around 10 days time. £25/ per set of two incl postage. These items will firstly fix a broken seat belt guide and hold it in it's correct position as if it weren't broken. Sec...
by Southernboy
Thu 02 Jun, 2016 07:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: .net Z3 /Z4 "HELP CENTERS" ??
Replies: 13
Views: 1156

Re: .net Z3 /Z4 "HELP CENTERS" ??

Are you coming up to Jhb Hilton ?? I have a lock up garage with all the tools to do a complete rebuild of your car... Make sure you bring crates of beer... :lol:
by Southernboy
Thu 02 Jun, 2016 06:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: .net Z3 /Z4 "HELP CENTERS" ??
Replies: 13
Views: 1156

Re: .net Z3 /Z4 "HELP CENTERS" ??

Good thinking Robert... That'll work too. Perhaps the way to go will be to organise "Fix it Days" as is done with the "cruises and meets" on the forum... different towns on certain days of the month, so people have time / fore-warning to arrange with each other to meet up centrally at designated ven...
by Southernboy
Wed 01 Jun, 2016 21:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: .net Z3 /Z4 "HELP CENTERS" ??
Replies: 13
Views: 1156

Re: .net Z3 /Z4 "HELP CENTERS" ??

So, what's required is each person to list himself, his area(s) of experience and locality. Also what tools and facilities are available including code readers / resetting devices etc etc.. Perhaps someone on the forum who is good at designing forms will create the template which those interested ca...
by Southernboy
Wed 01 Jun, 2016 13:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: .net Z3 /Z4 "HELP CENTERS" ??
Replies: 13
Views: 1156

Re: .net Z3 /Z4 "HELP CENTERS" ??

Hahaha.... yes, it's easy for me sitting here to make work for others.... :lol:
by Southernboy
Wed 01 Jun, 2016 09:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: .net Z3 /Z4 "HELP CENTERS" ??
Replies: 13
Views: 1156

Re: .net Z3 /Z4 "HELP CENTERS" ??

I was thinking along the lines of someone who would be prepared to actually do the "work" and the owner acting as "assistant"... and actually learning a little at the same time... :wink:
by Southernboy
Wed 01 Jun, 2016 08:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: .net Z3 /Z4 "HELP CENTERS" ??
Replies: 13
Views: 1156

.net Z3 /Z4 "HELP CENTERS" ??

It occurred to me that a list of members who have mechanical or electrical skills/ tools/ facilities and abilities who are willing and able to assist other members who are not mechanically skilled should be made giving their general locality, and their level of expertise. In this way, those members ...
by Southernboy
Tue 31 May, 2016 16:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE - 2010 Z4 2.5 23i M Sport Sdrive.
Replies: 11
Views: 1064

Re: FOR SALE - 2010 Z4 2.5 23i M Sport Sdrive.

:roflmao: ....yeah yeah... :wink:
by Southernboy
Tue 31 May, 2016 15:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE - 2010 Z4 2.5 23i M Sport Sdrive.
Replies: 11
Views: 1064

Re: FOR SALE - 2010 Z4 2.5 23i M Sport Sdrive.

....that's just such a woman thing to suggest !!! :lol:
by Southernboy
Tue 31 May, 2016 14:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Viscous fan rubbing? - check your engine mounts.
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: Viscous fan rubbing? - check your engine mounts.

You certainly dodged one there !! Replacement isn't too difficult... a jack to support the engine from below should do it, or if you have an overhead block & tackle that will also do.
by Southernboy
Tue 31 May, 2016 14:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE - 2010 Z4 2.5 23i M Sport Sdrive.
Replies: 11
Views: 1064

Re: FOR SALE - 2010 Z4 2.5 23i M Sport Sdrive.

Nice looking car Gill. Why you selling ? Are you missing the Z3 so much already... :D
by Southernboy
Tue 31 May, 2016 07:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch slipping?
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: Clutch slipping?

Those were the symptoms on my previous 2.8. It finally gave in without any other warning. When it did give in it made an ugly grinding noise and simply refused to engage any more. You just don't want to do any damage to the fly wheel if the clutch plate loses the surface gripping compound and ends u...
by Southernboy
Thu 26 May, 2016 14:44
Forum: Performance
Topic: Coilovers help!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1347

Re: Coilovers help!!

Several members have fitted these coilovers which are sure to fit your Z3....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Spax-RSX-Coil ... SwD0lUfMsZ
by Southernboy
Thu 26 May, 2016 11:46
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Z4 coupe
Replies: 5
Views: 716

Re: Z4 coupe

Yep... me too. Only one aspect puts me off - the Z4 dash...so very boring !!
by Southernboy
Thu 26 May, 2016 08:37
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Z4 coupe
Replies: 5
Views: 716

Re: Z4 coupe

......... yes, and what did you think of what you saw ?
by Southernboy
Thu 26 May, 2016 07:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The site/home page is very slow to connect.
Replies: 12
Views: 1110

Re: The site/home page is very slow to connect.

I think you have a "shaky " finger...I think you get over excited when you see the "SUBMIT" icon.... :lol:
by Southernboy
Wed 25 May, 2016 21:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FRONT SEAT TILT. taking orders now(delivery late jan.2013 )
Replies: 15
Views: 2086

Re: FRONT SEAT TILT. taking orders now(delivery late jan.201

Cheers Lee... I've sent our mate a PM... :wink:
by Southernboy
Wed 25 May, 2016 09:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Z3 FB group
Replies: 15
Views: 1194

Re: New Z3 FB group

That is precisely what I was saying about an FB page. On the other hand, anyone with any serious attitude to their car would make the effort to join a forum, and simply googling anything to do with the Z3 will pop up past references on one of the forums which they would have read through.... hence t...
by Southernboy
Wed 25 May, 2016 06:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Z3 FB group
Replies: 15
Views: 1194

Re: New Z3 FB group

The use of FB is a good idea if FB was used as a platform to direct interested people to the Z3 forums to source parts and help... We already have a healthy parts exchange forum, and a resident "spares shop" mentality right in the heart of the largest Z owning community... doesn't make much sense to...
by Southernboy
Tue 24 May, 2016 16:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: oil leak
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: oil leak

1.8 TU
by Southernboy
Tue 24 May, 2016 15:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB Cigarette lighter plug
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: WTB Cigarette lighter plug

Have you tried sending Andy aka Spurs fan in a coupe a message - he may be of help to you.
by Southernboy
Tue 24 May, 2016 14:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: oil leak
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: oil leak

Read through the pages below and decide for yourself.... http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa370/Bugsy7/Timing%20chain%20cover%2001.jpg http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa370/Bugsy7/Timing%20chain%20cover%2002.jpg http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa370/Bugsy7/Timing%20chain%20cover%2003.jpg ...
by Southernboy
Tue 24 May, 2016 13:50
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB Cigarette lighter plug
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: WTB Cigarette lighter plug

You want the actual ciggy lighter part I take it??
by Southernboy
Mon 23 May, 2016 16:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Non M gearshift surround
Replies: 0
Views: 301

Non M gearshift surround

I've had a few requests on the "zorg" site for these gearshift surrounds, and as I told them, unless I have a minimum of 6 orders, I'm not going to bother. Anyhow, seems I have 4 "deffinites" there already, so i reckon I may find a couple here.... ?? Options are: Hard chrome plated at £55 incl posta...
by Southernboy
Sat 21 May, 2016 21:26
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Sump replacement!
Replies: 16
Views: 1513

Re: Sump replacement!

Sorry to hear about your accident - read this article...seems you're in for some work unfortunately....and there is a gasket - it's a very thin paper type gasket. http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1776395-Help-removing-oil-pan And this article.... http://www.pelicanbbs.com/BMW/techart...
by Southernboy
Sat 21 May, 2016 08:51
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Soon to be Z3M owner
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

Re: Soon to be Z3M owner

Welcome to the Z-oo-M... You've chosen a good forum for your new toy... :wave