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by Southernboy
Sat 21 May, 2016 08:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The site/home page is very slow to connect.
Replies: 12
Views: 1087

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

I've experienced that from time to time. I think it's more to do with the external service provider servers that connect to this site - they sometimes get over subscribed and everything slows down. I don't think it's the forum server that's the problem, because when I do eventually connect, there is...
by Southernboy
Fri 20 May, 2016 10:33
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: 1.9 118HP m43 engine
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: Wanted: 1.9 118HP m43 engine

ANY LINK ?
by Southernboy
Thu 19 May, 2016 15:20
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Noobster!
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Noobster!

Welcome to the Zoo... sounds like you still wear school shorts in summer... :D Look forward to reading your performance upgrade posts... :wink:
by Southernboy
Thu 19 May, 2016 12:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: 1.9 118HP m43 engine
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: Wanted: 1.9 118HP m43 engine

Yep - always worth asking here first... good luck with your search.
by Southernboy
Thu 19 May, 2016 11:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: 1.9 118HP m43 engine
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: Wanted: 1.9 118HP m43 engine

Have you tried Andy ?? - Spurs fan in a coupe.
by Southernboy
Mon 16 May, 2016 14:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 CENTER ARMREST
Replies: 0
Views: 538

Z3 CENTER ARMREST

Anyone looking for a red armrest for their center console ??? Black or brushed ally frame.. £120 incl postage to the UK. Just needs some finishing touches and will be ready to go... Also have a black one Black or brushed ally frame... same price. http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa370/Bugsy7/HPIM...
by Southernboy
Mon 16 May, 2016 10:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering noise
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: Steering noise

Do you have any "leaks" on the hoses from the reservoir to the steering rack - check where they fit to the rack. If you have a leak, it's possible that you have an air pocket in the system. Alternately, you may need a service on the system to check for internal rack issues. Also, check the origin of...
by Southernboy
Sun 15 May, 2016 09:04
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted : drivers door handle (interior) & front marker L/H/S
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: Wanted : drivers door handle (interior) & front marker L

There's a complete door card up for sale on the list today - £40... ?
by Southernboy
Sun 15 May, 2016 08:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new bootlid
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: new bootlid

Have read though the item below, thereafter, it's a matter of small adjustments to the locking mechanism.

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by Southernboy
Fri 13 May, 2016 22:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Windscreen pillar covers
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: Windscreen pillar covers

If you can slightly open it up so it's slightly wider at the widest point, it will clip into the hole in the pillar more securely. You want to widen it so that when it clips into the hole, it pulls the trim towards the pillar firmly, but make sure the wide point in the clip passes all the way into t...
by Southernboy
Fri 13 May, 2016 22:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Windscreen pillar covers
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: Windscreen pillar covers

Yep, it's a snug fit... seems the main issue is the steel clip though... it moves about some, so important to get set correctly.
by Southernboy
Fri 13 May, 2016 21:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Windscreen pillar covers
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: Windscreen pillar covers

Yes, I did have that problem.... what you need to do is look at the other "half" of that clip function... ie. where it slots into. Once you have satisfied yourself that both "halves" are functioning correctly, turn your attention to the steel spring clips... they can be "expanded" a little to fit mo...
by Southernboy
Thu 12 May, 2016 07:36
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tow Bar advice!
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: Tow Bar advice!

The electrics are essentially the brake lights,the indicator lights and a number plate light. So, what would be required is to link into those three facilities on the car. - not very complicated. The fitting instructions should come with the kit as far as the mechanical requirements go, and provided...
by Southernboy
Wed 11 May, 2016 11:56
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted urgently - drivers side headlamp with clear lens
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: Wanted urgently - drivers side headlamp with clear lens

Alternately, just buy a headlamp with the amber lens - cheaper and common enough - then simply swap out the components you need from the "new" unit to your existing headlamp... not a difficult job.
by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 11:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front upper strut mounts?
Replies: 10
Views: 806

Re: Front upper strut mounts?

Fair point - perhaps call BMW and ask them??
by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 11:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lumpy idle - help please
Replies: 8
Views: 690

Re: Lumpy idle - help please

Good call on the ICV - Not as common a fault though.
by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 10:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front upper strut mounts?
Replies: 10
Views: 806

Re: Front upper strut mounts?

I guess it isn't significant then...?
by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 10:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front upper strut mounts?
Replies: 10
Views: 806

Re: Front upper strut mounts?

This may help...

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by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 10:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lumpy idle - help please
Replies: 8
Views: 690

Re: Lumpy idle - help please

There you go - tape it up and start the motor to check if it sorts the issue - then order a new part... :wink:
by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 09:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 333,333
Replies: 9
Views: 829

Re: 333,333

ah... yes. 666 was the number of the beast according to the book... So, 666,666 would be a beast of beasts I guess - like a really old Z3... :lol:
by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 08:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lumpy idle - help please
Replies: 8
Views: 690

Re: Lumpy idle - help please

Not in any order, but useful to do the ones that don't cost anything first... :wink:
by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 08:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 333,333
Replies: 9
Views: 829

Re: 333,333

BEAST !!! :D
by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 08:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 333,333
Replies: 9
Views: 829

Re: 333,333

You know the 666 thing....best not to go that far.... :lol:
by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 08:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wing mirror removal. Can i do it without removing door card
Replies: 11
Views: 711

Re: Wing mirror removal. Can i do it without removing door

With the weather / environment you guys have being the main culprit of mirror / base seizure, it seems a small modification should be made to the mirrors. Possibly a small hole (4mm) drilled in the outer section of the mirror near the joint to the base, through which grease can be forced. A small ru...
by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 08:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lumpy idle - help please
Replies: 8
Views: 690

Re: Lumpy idle - help please

1. check all the rubber "hoses" from the MAF to the throttle - remove them and check for cracks where air can leak in. 2. Spark plugs. 3. injectors - use a short length of 8mm plastic hose / pipe and place next to each injector with the other end in your ear, and listen for rythmic "ticking" sound a...
by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 08:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wing mirror removal. Can i do it without removing door card
Replies: 11
Views: 711

Re: Wing mirror removal. Can i do it without removing door

Yes.... Twist the mirror and remove both base bolts. At this point you can cut the 2 electrical wires and then create new couplings when you replace everything. If you create "socket" connectors it will mean you won't need to cut them in future again if you decide to remove the mirrors. You should n...
by Southernboy
Sat 07 May, 2016 13:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3784

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

Aha ! a little elbow grease and it looks brilliant - may have saved yourself a few bob for now.... 8-)
by Southernboy
Sat 07 May, 2016 08:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3784

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

........ Oh yes ! - that's the best solution ... 8-)
by Southernboy
Sat 07 May, 2016 08:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3784

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

The stitching on the steering wheel looks like it could use an old toothbrush and some cleaner, and then perhaps a dab of godd black leather dye ??.... :D
by Southernboy
Fri 06 May, 2016 14:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 uneven ride height
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Z3 uneven ride height

Check the shocks on both sides - firstly that they are a matching pair, and secondly that they are both operating 100%.
by Southernboy
Fri 06 May, 2016 11:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Emmisions air pump removal
Replies: 12
Views: 897

Re: Emmisions air pump removal

Are you referring to the secondary air pump - not heard of an emmisions pump on the Z before... :rtm: http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa370/Bugsy7/Secondary%20air%20pump.jpg Also read on this link to test it.... http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/BMW-Z3/61-FUEL-Secondary_Air_System_Tes...
by Southernboy
Thu 05 May, 2016 13:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine Breakdowns?
Replies: 19
Views: 1692

Re: Engine Breakdowns?

Removing the radiator is a relatively simple task and once removed, access to the expansion tank will be as easy. Replacing the expansion tank with a new unit can be done before replacing the radiator again. Easiest way to start is to remove the fan and fan shroud, then drain the radiator from the b...
by Southernboy
Wed 04 May, 2016 07:08
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bertiejaffa's ///M
Replies: 63
Views: 10955

Re: Bertiejaffa's ///M

Looks like you got the correct shade of blue leather and a job well done :wink:
by Southernboy
Sat 30 Apr, 2016 08:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.8 remap after big port inlet manifold
Replies: 14
Views: 1843

Re: Z3 2.8 remap after big port inlet manifold

I did the intake manifold swap on my 1997 / 2.8 and then had a re-map. The company that did it for me asked me about my driving style - ie. did I habitually race from traffic light to traffic light, or was my style more "cruising" etc etc... they then do the re-map to best offer the power where I wo...
by Southernboy
Sat 30 Apr, 2016 07:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted : drivers door handle (interior) & front marker L/H/S
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: Wanted : drivers door handle (interior) & front marker L

By door pull, are you referring to the part which connects to the arm rest at the bottom and the door card at the top ? If so, you might best simply look around for a complete door card on eBay or scour the breakers. Should be able to find a complete card for around £20' ish.. link....... http://www...
by Southernboy
Sat 30 Apr, 2016 07:28
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: new owner
Replies: 8
Views: 1281

Re: new owner

First off, welcome to the forum buddy. Second, remove the cluster, and check at the back of the unit to find a OEM sticker placed across the join of the front and rear halves of the unit. If it's split, then the unit has been previously opened, and it's possible the dial needles were removed to clea...
by Southernboy
Fri 29 Apr, 2016 10:34
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bertiejaffa's ///M
Replies: 63
Views: 10955

Re: Bertiejaffa's ///M

Holy re-trim Batman !! Not just a pretty face.... an auto-trimmer also... :D
by Southernboy
Fri 29 Apr, 2016 08:23
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bertiejaffa's ///M
Replies: 63
Views: 10955

Re: Bertiejaffa's ///M

TBH - it would have been a better and more subtle "M" carpet if they had used a correctly shaped black carpet and had the M colours stitched in as three stripes across one of the corners vs the amateur way the "home made" item is.
by Southernboy
Fri 29 Apr, 2016 08:15
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2.8 fan / expansion tank/shrouds
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: 2.8 fan / expansion tank/shrouds

Try Andy - Spurs fan in a coupe for the wheel arch trims - and the shroud if Daz's isn't suitable.. :wink:
by Southernboy
Fri 29 Apr, 2016 06:01
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bertiejaffa's ///M
Replies: 63
Views: 10955

Re: Bertiejaffa's ///M

Good stuff Buddy - nice to see the attention to detail you're putting in. Always worth going to the "n" th degree - you know you've checked and tidied up everything for another 15 years... :cheers
by Southernboy
Thu 28 Apr, 2016 07:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fully dismantling a door mirror
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: Fully dismantling a door mirror

Good for you ! I'm much the same...prefer to do things myself. :wink:
by Southernboy
Thu 28 Apr, 2016 06:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fully dismantling a door mirror
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: Fully dismantling a door mirror

Have a look at Alan W 's post - he has 2 mirrors in excellent condition with bases for sale... might save you a lot of bother and cost buying from Germany ?? His post is on the list today - "A few bits for sale"...
by Southernboy
Thu 28 Apr, 2016 06:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wiper Connundrum
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Wiper Connundrum

Have you checked the fuse and wiper relay functions. Possibly the fuse may have a poor connection, or the wiper relay may be on it's way out..??
by Southernboy
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 12:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3784

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

............ and add 116HP in just 10 - 14 hours...... :D

https://www.vividracing.com/catalog/200 ... 20057.html
by Southernboy
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 10:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fully dismantling a door mirror
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: Fully dismantling a door mirror

Good luck ! :wink:
by Southernboy
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 08:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fully dismantling a door mirror
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: Fully dismantling a door mirror

Once you've dismantled the mirror, you can use the dremmel to clean and buff the metal alloy parts before re-assembly. Also, be liberal with the grease so it stays dry from water and oxidation in future- sort of job you should do annually over there I'd say - I mean clean and re-grease... :wink:
by Southernboy
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 08:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3784

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

Get your fingers behind the pedal at the bottom where it hinges and check there's no dirt etc hindering the free movement of the hinge point between pedal and carpet. If the car has a bowden cable from pedal to throttle, check the cleanliness around the throttle where the cable attaches and also sen...
by Southernboy
Tue 26 Apr, 2016 09:12
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: First time z3 owner
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re: First time z3 owner

Welcome to the forum buddy. I know the car almost as well as it's previous owner "Berti" having spent hours on whatsapp texting instructions on various projects he carried out on the car...... :wink: I know it's been well cared for and no expense spared to restoring and maintaining it in really grea...
by Southernboy
Sun 24 Apr, 2016 12:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3784

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

You should transfer the armrest to your new car perhaps??? :wink:
by Southernboy
Sun 24 Apr, 2016 09:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fully dismantling a door mirror
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: Fully dismantling a door mirror

The best way to remove the starlock washer is to cut it off - cut through on opposite sides so it splits into 2 halves. Then replace it with a new one. A DREMMEL TOOL IS PROBABLY THE BEST TOOL TO USE FOR CUTTING IT.