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by Pierrick
Sun 09 Dec, 2012 19:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How to change a Starter Motor
Replies: 20
Views: 845

Re: How to change a Starter Motor

I just had a look at the starter this afternoon. It doesn't seems to be to complicated to change it. But I have to buy some sockets with a female star shape head and I noticed the actual starter is only fit in with 2 screws...
by Pierrick
Sun 09 Dec, 2012 17:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Storing Spare Wheel in Boot
Replies: 71
Views: 3432

Re: Storing Spare Wheel in Boot

Well, Chiefy you are right! Unfortunatly I've just seen your answer! I wasted 15£ of fuel this morning! When I arrived to the seller place I just told him I wanted to check if the wheel was the same as my old one and it didn't take long to realise they were different! Anyway, i'll have to find anoth...
by Pierrick
Fri 07 Dec, 2012 00:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Storing Spare Wheel in Boot
Replies: 71
Views: 3432

Re: Storing Spare Wheel in Boot

Ok thanks. I'm not too worry about the size... more about the mountings! Space between the nuts, "shape" of the wheel...
by Pierrick
Fri 07 Dec, 2012 00:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How to change a Starter Motor
Replies: 20
Views: 845

Re: How to change a Starter Motor

Oh ok! Thanks! I improve my vocabulary every day!!!
by Pierrick
Thu 06 Dec, 2012 20:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Storing Spare Wheel in Boot
Replies: 71
Views: 3432

Re: Storing Spare Wheel in Boot

Hi everyone. I agree a price on this spare wheel. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alfa-Romeo-156-Space-Saver-Spare-Wheel-125-80-R15-/290825703911?pt=UK_CarParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Rims_Car_Wheels_ET&hash=item43b69011e7 The seller will stop the auction and I'll pay him by cash when I'll pick it up. 15£!! Bar...
by Pierrick
Thu 06 Dec, 2012 20:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How to change a Starter Motor
Replies: 20
Views: 845

Re: How to change a Starter Motor

Ok, I'll have a look!

What is the dipstick?
by Pierrick
Wed 05 Dec, 2012 19:28
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Eurocarparts 31% OFF!! ENDS SUNDAY..
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

Re: Eurocarparts 31% OFF!! ENDS SUNDAY..

Hi everyone. I reserved some parts on line last week but I don't know what append, they didn't recieve anythink at the Southampton shop. I have to re-order them... does anyone have the current promotional code? Thanks. (edit) Just found this... http://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers/eurocarparts.com?&on...
by Pierrick
Tue 04 Dec, 2012 19:40
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New Z owner
Replies: 19
Views: 2285

Re: New Z owner

Ok thanks. Im' sure I'll find a second hand one somewhere!
By the way, do you have the complete list of tools on the original "tool box"?

Thanks.
by Pierrick
Tue 04 Dec, 2012 00:03
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New Z owner
Replies: 19
Views: 2285

Re: New Z owner

Hi everyone. Does anyone has a photo of the spark plug socket which should be in the boot with the jack etc... I'm missing it and I'd like to buy the same as the original one! I also realised I need it to unscrew a bolt to have access to my spare wheel! I have others tools at home who can do the job...
by Pierrick
Sun 02 Dec, 2012 23:21
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Eurocarparts 31% OFF!! ENDS SUNDAY..
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

Re: Eurocarparts 31% OFF!! ENDS SUNDAY..

gookah wrote:
Pierrick wrote:There is a lot a pargains with minus 31%!
and a lot of penguins at minus 31... :D

Ops!!! Bargains of course!!!
by Pierrick
Sun 02 Dec, 2012 19:36
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Eurocarparts 31% OFF!! ENDS SUNDAY..
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

Re: Eurocarparts 31% OFF!! ENDS SUNDAY..

Ok, thanks I know nothing about shocks quality.

So is it what is fitted originaly?

And I think I've seen on few posts that bilstein are good quality, buy maybe a bit expensive!
by Pierrick
Sun 02 Dec, 2012 19:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Storing Spare Wheel in Boot
Replies: 71
Views: 3432

Re: Storing Spare Wheel in Boot

I definitly need to change mein!

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I had a look on e-bay; ther is only one for sale! I'm sure we can fine these keind of wheel on other cars (BMW or not...). Does anyone know where to look to find a cheap one?

Thanks.
by Pierrick
Fri 30 Nov, 2012 22:58
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Eurocarparts 31% OFF!! ENDS SUNDAY..
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

Re: Eurocarparts 31% OFF!! ENDS SUNDAY..

Waw!! Thanks for the code! There is a lot a pargains with minus 31%! Shiefy, what's wrong with your old radiator? I need to change the Oring between my radiator and expension tank. Last time I try i couldn't remove the expension tank so I'm thinking at buying on in case I break it! What are you doin...
by Pierrick
Fri 30 Nov, 2012 22:00
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Movember Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: The Movember Thread

Ah Ah! Love Movember!

Here is my 'tache!
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by Pierrick
Tue 27 Nov, 2012 21:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Starting Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: Starting Problem

Thanks brian. But it still more expensive than the others... but do you have the code? In case I find others parts...
by Pierrick
Tue 27 Nov, 2012 19:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Starting Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: Starting Problem

Thanks guys. As you said the prices are a bit lower. For the starter, the actual price is 165,50 and you get 84£ back when ou send the old one. So the total is 81-10£ as you said but you need to send the old one and pay for the package. Here is the one I found: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BOSCH-starte...
by Pierrick
Tue 27 Nov, 2012 19:34
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: New French Motoring Laws
Replies: 33
Views: 4960

Re: New French Motoring Laws

macca wrote:What happens when you dont have an MOT because its less than 3 years old?
Nothing!
In france there is no MOT for cars less than four years old. And then we need an MOT every two years!

No MOT for motorbikes (any sizes...) and no road taxes for anyone!
by Pierrick
Tue 27 Nov, 2012 00:20
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: New French Motoring Laws
Replies: 33
Views: 4960

Re: New French Motoring Laws

Hi everyone. Just seen this post. There is two things to worry on french roads. 1st Speed Cameras: Thaere are everywhere, fixed and mobile. When fixed (like on the motorway) it's easy to spot, there are big signs miles ahead and even if you get caught i'm not sure the bill bill be send in England! B...
by Pierrick
Mon 26 Nov, 2012 23:58
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: The World of BMW Service (recommended dealers)
Replies: 72
Views: 35983

Re: The World of BMW Service (recommended dealers)

I can recommand Brystone in Totton (Southampton). http://www.brystone.co.uk/index.html I bought a few spares from them and asked for advice while doing the job myself. Thay have been a good help. Thay never had to do any job on my car so far as I do most of it myself. They are very friendly, I've ne...
by Pierrick
Mon 26 Nov, 2012 23:16
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Z3 in Chandlers Ford
Replies: 0
Views: 283

Z3 in Chandlers Ford

I can see a Z3 every day on my way to work in Chandlers Ford.

Dark Blue, 3.0L and superbes alloy wheels!

Just wonder if the owner is here...
by Pierrick
Mon 26 Nov, 2012 23:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How to change a Starter Motor
Replies: 20
Views: 845

How to change a Starter Motor

Hi guys. I need to change the Starter motor on my Z (1.9L October 1997) presented here: http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=35632 I found a few topic on the forum who were talking about starters but I still have some questions. So if anyone has already changed one, can he tell me if I...
by Pierrick
Mon 26 Nov, 2012 22:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Starting Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: Starting Problem

Hi, I have the same problem on my car. Z3 1.9L October 1997.

You say you paid 82£ for the solenoid! I found a complete starter (BOSCH) on the internet for 78£... and there is many for approximatly the same price.

I just wondering if there is a catch somewhere...
by Pierrick
Fri 12 Oct, 2012 18:51
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New Z owner
Replies: 19
Views: 2285

Re: New Z owner

Ok. Thanks, I'll have a lok at this.

Anyone else with other advices?
by Pierrick
Thu 11 Oct, 2012 23:47
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New Z owner
Replies: 19
Views: 2285

Re: New Z owner

Hi guys.

Water pump, thermostat, belt and tentionner are all changed with new bolts and coolant.

Next are the gearbox and differential oils.

Where do you usualy buy your oils and which brand? Mobil1, castrol, carlub??

Thanks.
by Pierrick
Sat 22 Sep, 2012 16:09
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New Z owner
Replies: 19
Views: 2285

Re: New Z owner

My thermostat is working fine, I just wanted to change wile I was changins the rest... but it's 50£ from BMW, same from meyle... and i found cheaper but not sure about the quality! So it might stay as it is now! I want this morning to the local retailer and water pump is 32£ and belt 13£... I forgot...
by Pierrick
Fri 21 Sep, 2012 23:36
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New Z owner
Replies: 19
Views: 2285

Re: New Z owner

Ok. I think I'll send a mail to my local meyle retailer as soon as possible and order what I need. And I've seen a few conti Tech belts fo sale but didn't know about the qality, so thanks for that as well! And when you changed you thermostat, did you changed only the thermostat or the whole thing? (...
by Pierrick
Thu 20 Sep, 2012 20:26
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New Z owner
Replies: 19
Views: 2285

Re: New Z owner

Thanks Del. I'll keep these links. For the moment my priority is to change everything about the cooling system while changing the belt. And I'd like to find good quality parts but for cheaper than BMW! For the wishbone, bushes and etc I found this on the internet: http://www.ebay.de/itm/KIT-COMPLET-...
by Pierrick
Thu 20 Sep, 2012 19:54
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New Z owner
Replies: 19
Views: 2285

Re: New Z owner

Thanks for the answer. And special thanks to southernboy who send me a message to tell me Meyle is a good place to buy parts. So I had a look on their web site, there is quite a lot of items for maintenance and others...I suppose they are aftermarket parts and hoppefully good quality! Is anyone allr...
by Pierrick
Mon 17 Sep, 2012 00:04
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New Z owner
Replies: 19
Views: 2285

New Z owner

Hi everyone, I'm new on the forum. I'm french, I'm living in England for approximatly 3 years and I bought a Z3 a few weeks ago. I use to do the maintenance on my car myself but I never owned a BMW. I'm sure you will be a great halp to find the right parts at the right price and give me plenty of ad...