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by Pierrick
Mon 03 Jun, 2013 19:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1.9 STRUT BRACE
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Re: 1.9 STRUT BRACE

Ohh no!!! I'm looking for one as well... I posted here a few month ago but no answer!


If big dave don't want yours I'll have it then... let me know! Thanks.
by Pierrick
Mon 03 Jun, 2013 19:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: well went and done it 18's on now!
Replies: 40
Views: 972

Re: well went and done it 18's on now!

Looking good! Not too big... not too small!
by Pierrick
Mon 03 Jun, 2013 00:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ever since my diff oil change!
Replies: 18
Views: 1015

Re: Ever since my diff oil change!

I do agree with del for the oil. And if you are not sure about your differential then use the 75W140 as it covers the need of the 75W90. And for the quantity it is simple. Fill up until it's full, the oil will come out of the filler plug hole and you won't be able to put any more. Make sure your car...
by Pierrick
Sun 02 Jun, 2013 14:10
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Goodwood Breakfast Club
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Re: Goodwood Breakfast Club

Nice! There was quite a lot of cars!
by Pierrick
Sat 01 Jun, 2013 13:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 First Year Owners review
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Z3 First Year Owners review

Not bad! Biggest cost was shocks and you won't change them every year...

But what do you mean by flooded engine??
by Pierrick
Wed 29 May, 2013 00:56
Forum: Performance
Topic: Which suspension kit to go for...
Replies: 8
Views: 1478

Re: Which suspension kit to go for...

Hello there, I'm a rather urgent situation where I need to replace a rear shock for an MOT fail on my Z3 2.0 ... and instead of buying an OE shock I thought it might be a good time to upgrade to some better suspension. as a source, I've only really used ebay - and looking at it, they have cheap kit...
by Pierrick
Sun 26 May, 2013 23:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: odometer dashboard light not working
Replies: 38
Views: 3649

Re: odometer dashboard light not working

So... I try the LED and I wouldn't recomment it! I had an LED behind the fuel gage and a normal light behind the temperature. The LED one was "darker" than the normal one and I feel like the light was not "reflecting" as well on to the back ground and in the needle... I hope you understand! I think ...
by Pierrick
Thu 23 May, 2013 23:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220281

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

It's Christmas!!!


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So, engine oil, air filter, oil filter, fuel filter and instrument cluster bulbs. With a new DISA valve to come soon it will be a very happy car!
by Pierrick
Tue 21 May, 2013 21:25
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Beaulieu Spring AutoJumble
Replies: 0
Views: 553

Beaulieu Spring AutoJumble

I spotted a Black Z3 on the car park and a Dark Green for sale at the jumble... anyone from here?
by Pierrick
Tue 21 May, 2013 21:23
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Dallans Build Thread | On its fat arse! *lower and wider*
Replies: 90
Views: 13978

Re: Dallan's Build Thread...(BE WARNED: Pic heavy).

It's going to be a happy car!
by Pierrick
Tue 21 May, 2013 21:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: coolant leak
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: coolant leak

The expension tank use to leak from the o-ring at the bottom, I change mine and the leak has gone!
by Pierrick
Mon 20 May, 2013 22:37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Spongebob
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: Spongebob

Hey! Here is mine!

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by Pierrick
Mon 20 May, 2013 17:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Black Anodised Alloys
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Black Anodised Alloys

Are you sure you can anodise only a part od the rim??? I think you have to anodise the whole thing and then eventually remove it on some parts by polishing!
by Pierrick
Sun 19 May, 2013 22:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rough idle
Replies: 30
Views: 2518

Re: rough idle

The one on the video is mine!! It makes noise when coming back to idle, then is quiet!

Anyway, I found a new one from BMWmini parts for 75£... i think it's a good price! how much did you pay for yours?
by Pierrick
Sun 19 May, 2013 21:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rough idle
Replies: 30
Views: 2518

Re: rough idle

Only for those interested... here is the noise a DISA valve makes when going bad!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YEbogSv0Hk
by Pierrick
Sun 19 May, 2013 21:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: odometer dashboard light not working
Replies: 38
Views: 3649

Re: odometer dashboard light not working

I don't know how long the LED will last but it cost the same price as a normal bulb, so worth to try!

I'll post more photos later to show how it looks once installed!
by Pierrick
Sun 19 May, 2013 20:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE: 2001 Z3M Roadster S54
Replies: 28
Views: 2580

Re: FOR SALE: 2001 Z3M Roadster S54

My car has 127000 miles on the clock and still running well...
by Pierrick
Sun 19 May, 2013 20:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: odometer dashboard light not working
Replies: 38
Views: 3649

Re: odometer dashboard light not working

Hey! Me again! I have some good news! I found a led "bulb" which fit perfectly the green holder (for the main lights - fuel, speed, engine speed and engine temperature). As you can see here: http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/8364/sdc11170.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us On the photo we can see the ...
by Pierrick
Sat 18 May, 2013 19:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rough idle
Replies: 30
Views: 2518

Re: rough idle

I just checked mine... it needs to be changed! I looked carefully and the "rubber valve" (con't know how to call it) which open and close the butterfly via a steel rod has cracked! And it makes a noise... mot a big one but you can clearly hear it when the bonnet is open! I'll post photos later! So n...
by Pierrick
Fri 17 May, 2013 20:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE: 2001 Z3M Roadster S54
Replies: 28
Views: 2580

Re: FOR SALE: 2001 Z3M Roadster S54

Very nice! But not for me!!

Price seems right... and even cheap! If I'm right, the S54 engine is the one everyone dream of...
by Pierrick
Thu 16 May, 2013 23:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: odometer dashboard light not working
Replies: 38
Views: 3649

Re: odometer dashboard light not working

So! I took my cluster off tonight.
You can change the bigger bulbs hold by the green holders!
But you can't on the beige and black ones. It is possible to take the bulb off, but the steels parts come with it and I don't think it is possible to buy just this part!

I'll post some photos...
by Pierrick
Thu 16 May, 2013 18:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air & Oil Filter kit - are these any good?
Replies: 30
Views: 2203

Re: Air & Oil Filter kit - are these any good?

Thanks del! There is the copper washer for the sump plug as well!!! Very good!
by Pierrick
Thu 16 May, 2013 18:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air & Oil Filter kit - are these any good?
Replies: 30
Views: 2203

Re: Air & Oil Filter kit - are these any good?

I want to buy this one from car parts for less: http://www.carparts4less.co.uk/cp4l/c/BMW_Z3_1.9_1998/p/car-parts/car-service-parts/regular-service/oil-filter/?501110180&1&b6f040bf13ad9f2e417f9beda8f4b01f17ec1ca8&000231 Did anyone bought it before? I want to know if it comes with all the right o-rin...
by Pierrick
Tue 14 May, 2013 22:58
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE - 16" Zstar Z3 (or E36) wheels good tyre life £200
Replies: 12
Views: 915

Re: FOR SALE - 16" Zstar Z3 (or E36) wheels good tyre life £

Does it mean it is cheaper to buy second hand wheels with good tyres than replace your tyres???

Good to know...
by Pierrick
Tue 14 May, 2013 18:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: odometer dashboard light not working
Replies: 38
Views: 3649

Re: odometer dashboard light not working

I've just taken the old dud bulb out of the holder and there's absolutely no chance of replacing bulb only. I also thought the bulb must be glued in but it came out after wrapping with tape and pulling very hard. The wires had broken cleanly off at the edge of the glass where they hooked back on th...
by Pierrick
Mon 13 May, 2013 20:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: “Interesting” Kwik Fit MOT today
Replies: 14
Views: 1220

Re: “Interesting” Kwik Fit MOT today

I had the same on a clio in France a few years ago!
by Pierrick
Mon 13 May, 2013 20:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: odometer dashboard light not working
Replies: 38
Views: 3649

Re: odometer dashboard light not working

I'll take the cluster off tomorrow and investigate a bit more! I still persuaded you can change only the bulb!
by Pierrick
Fri 03 May, 2013 00:16
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another one off my list
Replies: 14
Views: 1012

Re: Another one off my list

Nice! where does the car arrive?? i'm in Southampton...
by Pierrick
Fri 03 May, 2013 00:11
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: OT - new toy Fat ar$e bike
Replies: 16
Views: 1297

Re: OT - new toy Fat ar$e bike

OMG! What a bike!!
It's not been made to be ridden and I wouldn't ride it but I'm sure you are pleased with it! Unfortunatly, we can't realy see (or understand!) what are the bits related to your company which it make it so special!
What's your job?
by Pierrick
Fri 03 May, 2013 00:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rough idle
Replies: 30
Views: 2518

Re: rough idle

OK! Thanks guys! i'll take it off when I have a bit of time and have a look at it! If it looks liks something is wrong or if there is some play in the mechanical parts, I may change it! Depending on how much a new one would cost me!

What kind of moise does it make?? Anyone has a video?
by Pierrick
Thu 02 May, 2013 23:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rough idle
Replies: 30
Views: 2518

Re: rough idle

OK! Thanks guys! i'll take it off when I have a bit of time and have a look at it! If it looks liks something is wrong or if there is some play in the mechanical parts, I may change it! Depending on how much a new one would cost me!

What kind of moise does it make?? Anyone has a video?
by Pierrick
Wed 01 May, 2013 21:54
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: RED+new friend at Devon retail park.
Replies: 16
Views: 1469

Re: RED+new friend at Devon retail park.

Nice photo! With two original number plates!!

The owner was probably not very far if he left the roof down!
by Pierrick
Wed 01 May, 2013 21:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rough idle
Replies: 30
Views: 2518

Re: rough idle

Ok, and when you take it out, what is it possible to do to clean?? or change a small part?? or make some mesures to make sure it's working properly?? I have no idea what it looks like!
by Pierrick
Tue 30 Apr, 2013 23:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rough idle
Replies: 30
Views: 2518

Re: rough idle

Thanks del! This might help me as well as I have exactly the same problem! I wanted to investigate the disa valve but didn't know where it was! I thought it was on the exaust side... So, it cost 150£ new? and it seems easy to acces! Can I remove it to have a look at it and put it back? or i'll need ...
by Pierrick
Tue 30 Apr, 2013 22:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: odometer dashboard light not working
Replies: 38
Views: 3649

Re: odometer dashboard light not working

Oh ok! So you can't change the bulbs... you have to change the holder as well?? seems strange! I think I'll take the cluster out and have a proper look!
by Pierrick
Tue 30 Apr, 2013 22:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rough idle
Replies: 30
Views: 2518

Re: rough idle

Hello Brian and thanks for your reply. Carefully checked all the intake pipes and found nothing wrong. Pretty sure the MAF sensor is faulty as it only reads 0.37 and does not alter with increase in engine revs. Any thoughts on the cheapest place to buy one Hi uncle, where and how do you mesure this...
by Pierrick
Tue 30 Apr, 2013 22:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: odometer dashboard light not working
Replies: 38
Views: 3649

Re: odometer dashboard light not working

OK, so according to real eom we have:
12V 1.2W x 14
12V 1.3W x 2
12V W3W x 3

And the one for the mileage and service are the 12V 1.3W. I think I'll order some on line, on somewhere I can return them easily if I'm wrong!

So last question... are they all white???
by Pierrick
Tue 30 Apr, 2013 22:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: odometer dashboard light not working
Replies: 38
Views: 3649

Re: odometer dashboard light not working

I just found this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-x-Clear-501-W3W-T-10-Side-Light-Interior-Light-Bulb-Bulbs-12v-3w-/260874840152?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3cbd5a2858 They seems to be the right ones! But are all the lights white?? or there is some orange? And I can't found the reference for the bi...
by Pierrick
Tue 30 Apr, 2013 22:16
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Removing fogging from light casing.
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: Removing fogging from light casing.

do you have a link?? 9£ is very cheap!
by Pierrick
Tue 30 Apr, 2013 22:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: odometer dashboard light not working
Replies: 38
Views: 3649

Re: odometer dashboard light not working

Thanks robert.
Do you know how many lights there is in total? and how many types? I'd like to change all of them... so I don't have to remove the cluster once again in a few weeks time!

Thanks.
by Pierrick
Mon 29 Apr, 2013 23:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: mileage light
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: mileage light

Did you manage to fiw your problem then?? I seems to have the same! The mileage display came on and off a few times the last few weeks and no it just doesn't work!
Only the service lights are working when I turn the key on.
by Pierrick
Mon 29 Apr, 2013 23:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: odometer dashboard light not working
Replies: 38
Views: 3649

Re: odometer dashboard light not working

Hi, I have the same problem. Can anyone tell me how many lights thers is in total and where I can get some for a good price?

Thanks.
by Pierrick
Mon 29 Apr, 2013 23:17
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Removing fogging from light casing.
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: Removing fogging from light casing.

Where did you order it from? they are selling it in Halfords! But I don't remember the price!
by Pierrick
Mon 29 Apr, 2013 22:47
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Removing fogging from light casing.
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: Removing fogging from light casing.

Meguiar's are selling a special kit:

http://www.meguiars.co.uk/video-demos/1183

Never uesd it but they have a good reputation.
by Pierrick
Mon 29 Apr, 2013 19:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: finally get to drive my z3 tomorrow.
Replies: 42
Views: 547

Re: finally get to drive my z3 tomorrow.

Have fun... and don't disconnect the Traction Control... not yet!
by Pierrick
Sun 28 Apr, 2013 11:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Out of the pan and into the fryer
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: Out of the pan and into the fryer

Hydraulic fluid you say :shock: Be very careful if it is anything like brake fluid it will strip your paint if left long enough. Just hope the company guy is right and it is vegetable based, get it done asap would be my advice. I was thinking the same... if it is hydraulic fluid you'll have a lot m...
by Pierrick
Sun 28 Apr, 2013 11:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220281

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Thanks for the answer about the manifold, very clear!
Now, I understand!
by Pierrick
Sat 27 Apr, 2013 00:37
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Help...
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Help...

Meguiar's!
From halfords or on e-bay...
by Pierrick
Sat 27 Apr, 2013 00:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220281

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Can anyone explain how the flow can be better with all those bends... compare to the original one???
by Pierrick
Sat 27 Apr, 2013 00:14
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Snow foam users?
Replies: 19
Views: 1364

Re: Snow foam users?

I use the same as tim with this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pressure-Spra ... 484bd68df6

Cheap, quick and easy to use! I have the 3L.