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by BladeRunner919
Mon 30 Apr, 2012 16:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Airbag reset needed in Tottehnam
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Airbag reset needed in Tottehnam

Do we need a sticky where we can post what diags we have available and what area we're in?

I have carsoft up and running (plus DIS installed but currently untested) in the High Wycombe (Bucks) area.
by BladeRunner919
Mon 30 Apr, 2012 16:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another roof question
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: Another roof question

Do you mean where the fabric tucks under the plastic beading around the window? If so, you just need a tube of rubber cement (about £2 from the bicycle puncture repair section in Halfords), run a bead of glue around the edge of the window, and tuck the fabric back under - I used a wallpaper scraper ...
by BladeRunner919
Sat 28 Apr, 2012 08:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Powerflex or strongflex bushes?
Replies: 7
Views: 1695

Re: Powerflex or strongflex bushes?

OldskoolRS wrote:I also ordered two carriers to make the changeover easier.
Where did you buy them from, and how much? Sounds like a good idea to me, if they're not too expensive.
by BladeRunner919
Fri 27 Apr, 2012 10:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3000 miles from new!
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: 3000 miles from new!

I'm not a big fan of cars like this. The pricing (and I have no idea what the price of this is) always reflects the owner's belief that they are selling a 'new' car, when they aren't. And then they won't believe that things like rubber hoses still need to be replaced due to age. Or that fluid servic...
by BladeRunner919
Thu 26 Apr, 2012 16:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help please! Engine rattle
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: Help please! Engine rattle

Could it be a rattle from the cat? When they start to break down they can rattle when hot.
by BladeRunner919
Thu 26 Apr, 2012 11:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 interior bulb with socket....
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Z3 interior bulb with socket....

I'd try here first:

http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/standa ... -for-cars/

I bought some bulbs for the dash from them recently, much cheaper than dealer prices.
by BladeRunner919
Tue 24 Apr, 2012 16:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1.9 or 2.0
Replies: 31
Views: 1144

Re: 1.9 or 2.0

I'd drive both and see what you think. I personally prefer the 4 cylinder engines because I like the characteristics, despite the lower power, but there are plenty of people that would say the opposite. It's true that the 6 cylinder engines sound better. For me, the fun is in the small-car, roof-dow...
by BladeRunner919
Mon 23 Apr, 2012 17:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: corroded bits round the clips that atach the hood to the car
Replies: 10
Views: 994

Re: corroded bits round the clips that atach the hood to the

Practice on something else, as the finish is determined by how much paint you put on at a time. I also warmed the part of the frame I was painting with a heat gun (being careful not to melt the window or set fire to the roof!) as the finish is also affected by how quickly the solvents in the paint f...
by BladeRunner919
Mon 23 Apr, 2012 13:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Can I get a cheaper duplicate key?
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: Can I get a cheaper duplicate key?

My understanding of what Timpson do (and this is only my understanding, not from experience) is that they can read the transponder code from your key and programme that into a duplicate, so it should work perfectly. The only possible downside is if you have the scenario where a car has three keys, w...
by BladeRunner919
Thu 19 Apr, 2012 17:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Code Reader
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Code Reader

I have this one (the $46 cable only option): http://carsoftwest.com/services.html Takes a while, as it comes from the USA, and had to pay a small customs charge, but I was 100% certain it would work. Have it running with Carsoft - really easy to install and use. PS, in Buckinghamshire if anyone need...
by BladeRunner919
Thu 19 Apr, 2012 17:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: corroded bits round the clips that atach the hood to the car
Replies: 10
Views: 994

Re: corroded bits round the clips that atach the hood to the

I had the same problem - very common on aluminium roof frames of all makes. I used this, which gave a perfect texture match:

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... yId_165495