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by Pierrick
Sat 05 Apr, 2014 12:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: M Roadster Parts - Final bits
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: M Roadster Parts - Final bits

Are the sills still for sale?
by Pierrick
Sat 05 Apr, 2014 12:50
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED sill covers
Replies: 2
Views: 318

WANTED sill covers

Hi everyone, my sills cover are in a quite bad condition. Both are rotting at the back. So I'm looking for a pairs of sills covers. My car is a 1997 1,9l roadster, colour is Arktissilber Metallic. There are quite a few for sale on the internet but they are quite far away and most of the time collect...
by Pierrick
Wed 02 Apr, 2014 17:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??
Replies: 25
Views: 2875

Re: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??

Hi guys. MOT has passed!!!! Soooooooooo happy!

So, i'll have a new lambda sensor to resell... has done 10 miles on my car!

The problem was the exhaust and not the lambda sensor.

And I bought the bracket which appear on the firsl link del gave me. So it should be fine, no need of a hammer!
by Pierrick
Tue 01 Apr, 2014 23:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??
Replies: 25
Views: 2875

Re: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??

Ok,so tony told me the car should pass the MOT... well should, not 100%, but we will see tomorrow!


Anyway, I'll have to buy ar make a different mounting, so, do anyone have a suggestion? appart from the one given by Del?
by Pierrick
Tue 01 Apr, 2014 21:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help and advice
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Help and advice

Which engine is it?
by Pierrick
Tue 01 Apr, 2014 21:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheap mirrors on eBay
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Cheap mirrors on eBay

Very good price!
by Pierrick
Tue 01 Apr, 2014 20:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??
Replies: 25
Views: 2875

Re: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??

The bracket is as low as it can be! I'll have a look at the others fittings, or probably get a second hand one.

But the question remains... will it pass the MOT like this???

quite like this:
http://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/exhaust-hanger
by Pierrick
Tue 01 Apr, 2014 19:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Part Number???
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Part Number???

Can't you just use a flexible pipe/hose? Like a fuel supply hose... looks the same...
by Pierrick
Tue 01 Apr, 2014 19:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??
Replies: 25
Views: 2875

Re: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??

Recieved my exhaust today. Fitted this evening! But there is a problem. When I put the middle rubber mounting the exhaust is touching the underneath of the car. Can it be a failure for the MOT??? If I don't put the rubber on the exhaust doesn't touch and the exhaust is well supported (according to m...
by Pierrick
Sun 30 Mar, 2014 20:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215282

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Cat back exhaust! Much needed!
by Pierrick
Sat 29 Mar, 2014 16:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Failure
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

Re: MOT Failure

Strange!

Are you sure this due only to fuel???!
by Pierrick
Fri 28 Mar, 2014 23:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MAF
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: MAF

MAY are expensive! Are you sure you need a new one? did you try to clean yours?

Or did you try with someone else MAF to see if there is any difference?
by Pierrick
Fri 28 Mar, 2014 23:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??
Replies: 25
Views: 2875

Re: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??

Good for you! You are ok for one more year!

Where did you get you exhaust? SS?
by Pierrick
Fri 28 Mar, 2014 18:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??
Replies: 25
Views: 2875

Re: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??

Exhaust bought from euro car parts.
I called GSF and because they had to order specially for me they didn't want to do anything about the price!
by Pierrick
Thu 27 Mar, 2014 22:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??
Replies: 25
Views: 2875

Re: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??

Thanks for the links athulas but cobra and longlife are definitly too expensive for me! I don't know about roar power but I think it will be too expensive too! And I can't just replace the back box as the rear section is so badly corroded! I think the only way I could get a stainless steel exhaust i...
by Pierrick
Thu 27 Mar, 2014 22:01
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Silverstone Classic 2014
Replies: 69
Views: 10658

Re: Silverstone Classic 2014

no problem for a convoy, wa will wait a few month to see how many people are in the area.
by Pierrick
Thu 27 Mar, 2014 00:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??
Replies: 25
Views: 2875

Re: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??

Ok, so here are my options: exhaust from euro car parts (reg is R447CGJ) at 185£: http://www.eurocarparts.com/exhaust-parts Or e-bay at around 110£: http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&LH_ItemCondition=3&_nkw=BMW%20Z3%20exhaust&LH_PrefLoc=1&rt=nc&LH_BIN=1&_udlo=100&_udhi=200 and this...
by Pierrick
Wed 26 Mar, 2014 23:29
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Silverstone Classic 2014
Replies: 69
Views: 10658

Re: Silverstone Classic 2014

Ok thanks.

I've booked for the whole week end. I didn't book any hotel as I live in Milton Keynes.

Looking forward for my first meeting with other Zs!
by Pierrick
Wed 26 Mar, 2014 22:55
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Silverstone Classic 2014
Replies: 69
Views: 10658

Re: Silverstone Classic 2014

Quick question:
I'm about to book for the week end. When they ask how many tickets do I take? As this is a package for two person, do I put one ticket? or two?

I don't want to book for one and then recieve only one ticket later on...
by Pierrick
Wed 26 Mar, 2014 22:06
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted Exhaust 1.9L
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: Wanted Exhaust 1.9L

There are lot on e-bay at around 140£.

And I'd like to buy a stainless one but it seems to be too expensive for my wallet! Knowing that I just spend quite a few pounds on schocks and springs.

Anyone ever bought an exhaust from euro car parts? Or car parts for less?
by Pierrick
Tue 25 Mar, 2014 23:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??
Replies: 25
Views: 2875

Re: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??

Ok, well don't do like me spending money on others parts... try to fix the exhaust leak first!

My exhaust is so bad is so bad I'll change it, there is no point at pluging the hole!
by Pierrick
Tue 25 Mar, 2014 22:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted Exhaust 1.9L
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: Wanted Exhaust 1.9L

Still looking... very urgent!

Thanks.
by Pierrick
Tue 25 Mar, 2014 21:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Failure
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

Re: MOT Failure

New post here:

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... 21#p373821

to concentrate on the exhaust issue...
by Pierrick
Tue 25 Mar, 2014 21:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??
Replies: 25
Views: 2875

Re: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??

no cold start issue! by the way here are my readings for the 2nd MOT: 1st fast idle CO=0,032, max is 0.300 pass HC=0, max limite is 200 pass Lambda= 1.049, should be between 0,970 and 1,030 fail 2nd fast idle CO=0,013, max is 0.300 pass HC=0, max limite is 200 pass Lambda= 1.090, should be between 0...
by Pierrick
Tue 25 Mar, 2014 21:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Failure
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

Re: MOT Failure

you've been Lucky little feller!
When was this? you will probably have the same problem at the next MOT!
by Pierrick
Tue 25 Mar, 2014 21:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Failure
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

Re: MOT Failure

Thanks for your replies guys I'll contact tony... My lambda is new so I'm sure this is not the problem. Del, you are telling me the reading are good, is 0 for HC normal then? What is HC by the way? Wildeboy, did you change you exhaust then? and nothing else? this cured the problem with the lambda re...
by Pierrick
Tue 25 Mar, 2014 20:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Failure
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

Re: MOT Failure

here are my readings for the 2nd MOT: 1st fast idle CO=0,032, max is 0.300 pass HC=0, max limite is 200 pass Lambda= 1.049, should be between 0,970 and 1,030 fail 2nd fast idle CO=0,013, max is 0.300 pass HC=0, max limite is 200 pass Lambda= 1.090, should be between 0,970 and 1,030 fail Natural idle...
by Pierrick
Tue 25 Mar, 2014 19:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??
Replies: 25
Views: 2875

MOT failure-Lambda reading- Need a new exhaust??

Hi everyone, some of might have seen my other post: http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=40190 I'll try to resume, I went twice through the MOT and the lambda reading was twice out of the limits. After the first MOT I changed: Lambda sensor (bosch, as original). DISA valve, or intake a...
by Pierrick
Tue 25 Mar, 2014 19:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Failure
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

Re: MOT Failure

My worst fear came to life! I couldn't do a retest as its quite far to go back to Portsmouth from milton Keynes. So I had a complete new MOT. Still the same problem with the lambda reading, so I think I'm good for a new cataliser... it looks like new from the outside... what can I do??? And I'll hav...
by Pierrick
Mon 24 Mar, 2014 23:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Failure
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

Re: MOT Failure

Just a question, is it better if I put shell V power before the MOT than normal petrol?

Just to avoir fail the pollution test again...
by Pierrick
Mon 24 Mar, 2014 23:28
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Worlds Tiniest V12 Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Re: Worlds Tiniest V12 Engine

Does it not work only on compressed air?
by Pierrick
Mon 24 Mar, 2014 23:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Failure
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

Re: MOT Failure

MOT booked for tomorrow...
by Pierrick
Sun 23 Mar, 2014 21:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: French Z3..!
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: French Z3..!

Z3 and Z4 in France are way more expensive than in the uk, this is not an exeption!
by Pierrick
Sun 23 Mar, 2014 11:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Failure
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

Re: MOT Failure

All right, let's go for redex then...
by Pierrick
Sun 23 Mar, 2014 04:15
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted Exhaust 1.9L
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Wanted Exhaust 1.9L

Hi all, if anyone has a second hand exhaust for sale I might be interested, depending on the price.

Ar if you know where to find a good quality one...

I'm looking for the back box and silencer part, the front is fine.

EOM or aftermarket.

Thanks.
by Pierrick
Sat 22 Mar, 2014 21:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Failure
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

Re: MOT Failure

High everyone. Skocks and springs are done. The rear sits a bit high but that's the way it is! Now I have to sort out the pollution problem. As I said I bought a lambda sensor, I took the old one off but as del says I need to solder the wires with the new one! So I'll order another one from car part...
by Pierrick
Wed 19 Mar, 2014 18:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Failure
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

Re: MOT Failure

Tnaks again for the reply guys. I'm still at work so have only a few minutes. I finished the front yesterday, no problem to fit the lolippop bush with a bit of vasaline ( i've been told vaseline is better than other greases as it is non petroleum and won't do any harm to the rubber, so I now have on...
by Pierrick
Tue 18 Mar, 2014 19:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Failure
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

Re: MOT Failure

Just found this:
http://www.worldcarparts.co.uk/Store/ta ... fault.aspx

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAMBDA-O2-OXY ... 0213941219

Are they the ont you are talking about del?

Seems to be cheap for Bosch sensors...
by Pierrick
Tue 18 Mar, 2014 18:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Failure
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

Re: MOT Failure

Thanks for your reply mugs. I managed to do the right rear yesterday and I you said it seems like it seats very high!! I bought 2 springs and two new shocks so it will be even but I hope it won't look to bad!!! I have a set of spare lowering springs bought from Dallan on this forum a few month ago, ...
by Pierrick
Mon 17 Mar, 2014 18:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Failure
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

Re: MOT Failure

One more thing, what kind of injector cleaner do you suggest?
by Pierrick
Mon 17 Mar, 2014 17:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Failure
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

Re: MOT Failure

To answer to del, I changed my plugs last year, so I don't think there is any problem with the plugs but i'll give them a good clean. The air filter is quite new as well but it's cheap so i'll change it. I also have a fuel filter that I never fitted, I'll try to do this as soon as I can. And finally...
by Pierrick
Mon 17 Mar, 2014 17:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Failure
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

Re: MOT Failure

If you can find where to buy powerflex bushes for a small price and get them delivered within a few days why not...

And as well I need to be sure I can fit them myself! As I don't have much tools!
by Pierrick
Mon 17 Mar, 2014 14:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Failure
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

Re: MOT Failure

Hi guys, thanks for your replies. I recieved the parts today. The springs are a bit "bigger" than the originals. When I say bigger, I mean, the "wire" is bigger... if you understand. I went to BMW to ask the price for new rubber mounts and the guy told me there was 3 sizes for springs with 5mm, 7,5m...
by Pierrick
Fri 14 Mar, 2014 12:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Failure
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

MOT Failure

Hi everyone, had a nasty surprise yesterday! I've been in France for a few month and my MOT has run out last week, so when I came back yesterday I went straight to the MOT center. I knew there was some problems on the suspentions but didn't expect this: Reasons for refusal: "Offside front lower susp...
by Pierrick
Thu 13 Feb, 2014 23:06
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: All cosy and warm !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: All cosy and warm !!!

Woody1000 wrote:I guess with the weather like it is this is the best place for my little car, all tucked away until the weather breaks

See you in July... if we get Lucky!
by Pierrick
Mon 13 Jan, 2014 22:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3M wing mirrors - where can I get them? Buy or borrow?
Replies: 20
Views: 1057

Re: Z3M wing mirrors - where can I get them? Buy or borrow?

LHD mirrors - both the M and the non M units - have a different base to swing arm angle. You can fit them, but the problem is that the adjustment angle of the mirror glass / motor is insufficient to provide the degree of flexibility for drivers of varying height, and consequently also the seat posi...
by Pierrick
Thu 02 Jan, 2014 21:04
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1997 Z3, 2.8ltr Atlantic Blue
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: For Sale 1997 Z3, 2.8ltr Atlantic Blue

If we want pictures... of course we want pictures!

Thanks! :wink:
by Pierrick
Sun 29 Dec, 2013 21:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale - Z3M wing mirrors Left Hand Drive LHD
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: For Sale - Z3M wing mirrors Left Hand Drive LHD

Are you sure they are only for LHD cars??? seems strange to me!

Anyway, price is low and you should sell them quite quickly, let me know if you want to advertise on the french Z3 forum.
by Pierrick
Mon 16 Dec, 2013 20:06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Off to France for the Winter!
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: Off to France for the Winter!

Finally have WiFi... I am in St Gervais, near Chamonix! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Ok. 3 hours drive from where I live. I've been skiing today, there isn't that much snow but enough to have fun. Enjoy your holidays! Oh! And I forgot to say it was a nice sunny day with a cloudless sky! And i...