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by BladeRunner919
Wed 25 Jan, 2017 08:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gloria's new look
Replies: 12
Views: 1077

Re: Gloria's new look

Alan W wrote:Just for you Mr Blade runner. ..
:cheers
by BladeRunner919
Tue 24 Jan, 2017 08:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gloria's new look
Replies: 12
Views: 1077

Re: Gloria's new look

Looks good! Could you post a few more pics - I'm considering style 44s so would be good to see some other shots?
by BladeRunner919
Mon 23 Jan, 2017 13:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: London mechanics / garages
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: London mechanics / garages

What do you need done? Maybe we could help you to DIY some or all of it?
by BladeRunner919
Tue 10 Jan, 2017 09:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220636

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Alan W wrote:A pristine set of refurbished style 44 wheels that have never been used for an absolute bargain price..
Could you post some pictures of these when they're fitted? They're one of the options I'm considering for my car.
by BladeRunner919
Mon 09 Jan, 2017 16:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Removing Carpets
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Removing Carpets

You'll need to remove most of the interior - the carpets are one piece that goes under the centre console, so it's a fairly big job. See here for more info: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15979
by BladeRunner919
Fri 06 Jan, 2017 13:49
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Seat Re-trimming
Replies: 16
Views: 1774

Re: Seat Re-trimming

z3ddie wrote: it must have been a lady owner as there is absolutely no marks on the driver bolster where our jeans catch
Or a nudist! You may want to wipe them down! :lol:
by BladeRunner919
Thu 05 Jan, 2017 08:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: fun on ice
Replies: 10
Views: 1317

Re: fun on ice

Bonzo wrote:I got into trouble on .org for telling people they couldn't spell!........ So I'm saying nuffin! :D

:cheers
Er, I think that should be 'nothing'! :lol:
by BladeRunner919
Tue 03 Jan, 2017 11:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop
Replies: 14
Views: 1868

Re: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop

Bear in mind that even the one you once saw could be a different colour by now!
by BladeRunner919
Sat 31 Dec, 2016 20:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop
Replies: 14
Views: 1868

Re: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop

A few years ago someone on here did their hardtop in matt black wrap and it looked really good because it kind of retained the look of the soft top.
by BladeRunner919
Sat 31 Dec, 2016 12:12
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop
Replies: 14
Views: 1868

Re: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop

If you really want a hardtop for such a rare colour I would suggest you just buy any hardtop and have it painted. You could be waiting years for one in the correct colour (assuming any were made in Fiji in the first place).
by BladeRunner919
Thu 29 Dec, 2016 17:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: what top mounts do i need for coilovers
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: what top mounts do i need for coilovers

You can get a pair of new ones from Euro Car Parts for about £50 so you may as well just replace them if you're going to the trouble of replacing the struts.
by BladeRunner919
Thu 29 Dec, 2016 08:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: what top mounts do i need for coilovers
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: what top mounts do i need for coilovers

Front or rear? What exactly do you mean by coilovers - I assume you mean adjustable springs which are commonly (if incorrectly) referred to as coilovers?
by BladeRunner919
Wed 28 Dec, 2016 15:07
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: To my .org friends!
Replies: 39
Views: 3096

Re: To my .org friends!

I stuck socks to my Z3 and put ///M badges in my y-fronts - now I see where I was going wrong!

I think the ///M badging thing is rather a redundant argument now that BMW have taken to sticking them on all sorts of non-M cars, presumably to denote some sort of trim level.
by BladeRunner919
Sun 25 Dec, 2016 19:03
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: To my .org friends!
Replies: 39
Views: 3096

Re: To my .org friends!

Now I want to know what you were banned for? :D
by BladeRunner919
Sat 24 Dec, 2016 15:46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: To my .org friends!
Replies: 39
Views: 3096

Re: To my .org friends!

This is .net, but I'm sure the sentiment is the same! :lol:

Hope you have a good one!
by BladeRunner919
Thu 22 Dec, 2016 08:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air ride
Replies: 13
Views: 1226

Re: Air ride

It's where the suspension springs are replaced by air bags. Lots of luxury cars have it as standard these days because it gives a nice ride quality and can also be adjusted depending on speed. I had a Range Rover until recently that had air suspension as standard and it allowed you to raise and lowe...
by BladeRunner919
Tue 20 Dec, 2016 20:28
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 10263

Re: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal

What's the graphic on the side gills?
by BladeRunner919
Mon 19 Dec, 2016 17:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Body parts
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Re: Body parts

Doors, bonnet and front wings are the same on all cars. You may be better off looking for a second hand part, as they will probably fit better than aftermarket ones. You may even find them in the right colour.
by BladeRunner919
Sun 18 Dec, 2016 19:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air conditioner belt - ok to run without?
Replies: 8
Views: 752

Re: Air conditioner belt - ok to run without?

If it only runs the aircon compressor, then it's fine.
by BladeRunner919
Thu 15 Dec, 2016 16:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Powerflex bushes or standard
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Powerflex bushes or standard

Definitely Powerflex.
by BladeRunner919
Thu 15 Dec, 2016 11:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3718

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

Where in London are you?
by BladeRunner919
Thu 15 Dec, 2016 11:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel refurb - perforated or non-perforated leather
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Re: Steering wheel refurb - perforated or non-perforated lea

Rafolian wrote:Got mine done at Royal, smooth nappa top and bottom, perforated at sides and red stitching and slightly fatter rim.
Fantastic job, worth every penny. Ten minute job (or less) to remove/replace!!
I'm considering red stitching - can you post a pic of yours?
by BladeRunner919
Wed 14 Dec, 2016 17:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel refurb - perforated or non-perforated leather
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Re: Steering wheel refurb - perforated or non-perforated lea

No, I haven't removed mine yet but it should be straightforward - what are you concerned about?
by BladeRunner919
Wed 14 Dec, 2016 10:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel refurb - perforated or non-perforated leather
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Steering wheel refurb - perforated or non-perforated leather

I'm planning on getting my wheel done by Royal Steering Wheels and I'm undecided on whether I should go for perforated leather or not. Part of me likes the look, but part of me wants to retain a more 'standard' look (albeit with the extra padding). Are there any pros and cons to the perforated, or i...
by BladeRunner919
Wed 14 Dec, 2016 09:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Workshop Manual.
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: Z3 Workshop Manual.

The BMW TIS can be viewed on this site: http://workshop-manuals.com/bmw/
You need to look under the 'E36 3-Series' section to find the Z3.

You can often find the TIS on cd on ebay as well.
by BladeRunner919
Tue 13 Dec, 2016 18:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3718

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

Have a look at the list of members with full diagnostics to see if anyone is near you. You may get a better insight into your problems with INPA.
by BladeRunner919
Tue 13 Dec, 2016 17:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3718

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

I assume you're still getting the 'System voltage <9 volts'? If so, I think I'd be checking for a voltage drop to the braking system - could be a bad connection somewhere.
by BladeRunner919
Wed 07 Dec, 2016 12:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.
Replies: 27
Views: 1987

Re: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.

If he replaces the crank or cam sensor make sure it is a genuine BMW one. Aftermarket ones have proved to be a false economy.
by BladeRunner919
Wed 07 Dec, 2016 08:31
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3, one year in the making
Replies: 13
Views: 1208

Re: My Z3, one year in the making

What an outstanding job! Really impressive.

How did you do the piano black - I assume it's painted, cleared and polished?
by BladeRunner919
Tue 06 Dec, 2016 11:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: SRS fault and light on
Replies: 13
Views: 999

Re: SRS fault and light on

I agree - I was a little confused about why you had fitted the occupancy bypass to a car that doesn't have a passenger airbag.
by BladeRunner919
Mon 05 Dec, 2016 12:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.
Replies: 27
Views: 1987

Re: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.

Yes, basically that. It refers to how heat 'soaks' into components from a hot engine when it isn't running, which are normally kept cool by the forward motion/fan/etc.
by BladeRunner919
Mon 05 Dec, 2016 08:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.
Replies: 27
Views: 1987

Re: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.

You need to get it on diagnostics to see what is going on. I'd suspect a faulty sensor (camshaft or throttle) but unless you want to just swap parts to find the fault, you need to see what's going on.
by BladeRunner919
Fri 02 Dec, 2016 15:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mudflaps anyone universal or recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: Mudflaps anyone universal or recommendations

I have these bookmarked on ebay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190977807534

because I think someone on here recommended them ages ago. I can't vouch for them, as I've not tried them personally.
by BladeRunner919
Wed 30 Nov, 2016 11:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hardtop
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: Z3 Hardtop

Maybe you could post some photos?
by BladeRunner919
Mon 28 Nov, 2016 08:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Auxiliary fan
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: Auxiliary fan

Have you checked that there's enough gas in the aircon to trigger the pressure switch? That would be the obvious place to start.
by BladeRunner919
Fri 25 Nov, 2016 08:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coupe tramlining
Replies: 13
Views: 1289

Re: Coupe tramlining

There are many threads on tramlining and the causes tend to be one of, or a combination of, tyres, suspension, bushes, balljoints or tracking. New tyres seems to be the most common resolution.

If you have a square setup, you could try swapping the wheels front-to-back as a no-cost experiment.
by BladeRunner919
Thu 24 Nov, 2016 08:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coupe tramlining
Replies: 13
Views: 1289

Re: Coupe tramlining

There are so many potential causes of tramlining that you would need a coupe and a roadster on fresh suspension, with the same tyres to make a comparison as to whether the chassis rigidity comes into play. Tramlining is generally a function of suspension, tyre make, tyre wear, etc, etc, so I doubt y...
by BladeRunner919
Mon 21 Nov, 2016 08:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat belt pre-tensioner plug
Replies: 10
Views: 1033

Re: Seat belt pre-tensioner plug

Z3 Magic wrote:
I was wondering if I need another resetting tool or is there something I am missing here?
Yes - you need to fix the problem that is causing the light to come on!
by BladeRunner919
Wed 16 Nov, 2016 14:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Heated mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 887

Re: Heated mirrors

If one works, they both should. I'd start by taking the glass out of the non-working one just to make sure it hasn't been replaced at some point in the past with a non-heated mirror. That will also give access to the wiring to the glass so you can check for a voltage and so on.
by BladeRunner919
Wed 16 Nov, 2016 08:08
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Oxford Green?
Replies: 15
Views: 1790

Re: Oxford Green?

tiggercoco wrote:Gave Sytner a call but its not an S54.
I'm pretty sure it is an S54, as it has DSC. I was under the impression that the S50 cars didn't have this.
by BladeRunner919
Mon 14 Nov, 2016 16:17
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Oxford Green?
Replies: 15
Views: 1790

Re: Oxford Green?

Perhaps we should organise a snooker tournament!
by BladeRunner919
Mon 14 Nov, 2016 13:21
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Oxford Green?
Replies: 15
Views: 1790

Re: Oxford Green?

I think he wanted to know if they were the same colour, which I believe they are.
by BladeRunner919
Fri 11 Nov, 2016 08:12
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Breaking 1.9 manual roadster
Replies: 22
Views: 3037

Re: Breaking 1.9 manual roadster

I don't think they'd have been oregon leather. They're just standard black seats that have had the centre sections replaced.
by BladeRunner919
Thu 10 Nov, 2016 15:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: intermittent wipe
Replies: 12
Views: 1311

Re: intermittent wipe

Maybe there are other variants and not all the headlight-washer modules support the programmable delay? If I remember tonight I'll have a look for the module and see what the part number is.
by BladeRunner919
Thu 10 Nov, 2016 07:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: intermittent wipe
Replies: 12
Views: 1311

Re: intermittent wipe

It does depend on the wiper module. You have to have the module for cars with headlight washers to have the programmable wipe feature (no idea why the feature is linked to headlight washers!). I have the correct module at home, waiting to be installed so I can tell you what the part number is - mine...
by BladeRunner919
Thu 10 Nov, 2016 07:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Roof......done!
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: New Roof......done!

Here's the guide to posting pics:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7658
by BladeRunner919
Wed 09 Nov, 2016 12:00
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Z3 to Z3M console change
Replies: 32
Views: 5174

Re: Z3 to Z3M console change

Modifying won't work, unfortunately. I think 3D printing could be the way forward. There's a chap in the USA developing a printed console:

http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showt ... sole-piece
by BladeRunner919
Wed 09 Nov, 2016 10:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help needed Z3
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

Re: Help needed Z3

It's just ATF fluid, so any garage/Halfords/motor factor will sell it. I'd imagine it's leaked out somewhere, so you may be ok once the leak's sorted and the system refilled. Unfortunately you'll have to fill it to find the leak, so you may want to buy a bit of extra fluid!
by BladeRunner919
Wed 09 Nov, 2016 08:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ignition upgrades?
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: Ignition upgrades?

Other “tuning” The M44 engine responds quite well to a stage 1 remap – mine went from the standard 140 to 152 BHP as did a couple of other forum members – no need for higher octane fuel. Economy is the same (if not slightly better) and the engine was smoother and slightly more responsive. Where did...
by BladeRunner919
Wed 09 Nov, 2016 08:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: what obd software ?
Replies: 9
Views: 840

Re: what obd software ?

You need to run INPA if you really want to see what your car is doing.