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by RichP
Tue 26 Mar, 2013 22:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 214583

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

This week I have a new, well new to me long flippy floppy dingly dangly oem aerial to fit :D I've heard it's a mammoth task and should allow 4 hours to complete the job :rtm: :D that sounds awesome! i just have one of those terrible stubby ones on at the moment :wink: . Took mine to bmw to get it f...
by RichP
Tue 26 Mar, 2013 21:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: centre console
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: centre console

no. just the basic black dash.
by RichP
Tue 26 Mar, 2013 20:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: centre console
Replies: 9
Views: 289

centre console

hello. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/e/a/97.png does anyone know if the chrome hoops (i think part no 18 on the diagram) can be individually removed and fitted to my existing basic dash? (looks like part no 2). i like em but probably not so much that i want to replace the whole console.. cheer...
by RichP
Tue 26 Mar, 2013 00:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: It's all my fault....
Replies: 12
Views: 376

Re: It's all my fault....

Another really magical and pleasant experience is driving (hood down) after dark on a hot summer's evening. It's a unique driving experience in itself. :) i'm glad im not the only one. feel a bit conspicuous though. my other half didn't really like the night time roof down drive lat weekend. she sa...
by RichP
Mon 25 Mar, 2013 18:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: It's all my fault....
Replies: 12
Views: 376

Re: It's all my fault....

supposedly a couple more weeks of this snow and cold nonsense!

Thanks a lot! :roll:

:wink:
by RichP
Mon 25 Mar, 2013 18:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?
Replies: 27
Views: 1884

Re: coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?

luckily the second hand coil pack has fixed the misfire problem for me. for now at least. i got a few codes (as robert describes above), most of which were a caused by the misfire or by my attempts to diagnose it. havent got to the bottom of the inlet manifold error code, but it doesn't seem to be p...
by RichP
Fri 22 Mar, 2013 13:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's your private plate?
Replies: 82
Views: 2400

Re: What's your private plate?

I have mine illegaly spaced, but only on the front. the chance of plod being in a position to see the front and then pull you is much smaller than them seeing the rear one and pulling you. nice and legal on the back :) only time this theory failed was when i a ticket with the car parked in the stree...
by RichP
Fri 22 Mar, 2013 01:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: engine oil change
Replies: 12
Views: 321

Re: engine oil change

haha, sorry. To save buying ramps you could get axle stands, mine were £16 from motor world, or put something suitably sturdy under the sill when its on the jack (i use the wheel if i'm doing something involving removing a wheel. or theres always this: http://www.vicphysics.org/documents/teachers/Ho...
by RichP
Fri 22 Mar, 2013 00:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: engine oil change
Replies: 12
Views: 321

Re: engine oil change

Also - first time i did it i removed the entire sump guard (plastic cover under the engine bay). and then discovered afterwards that there is a handy flap that can be removed to access the sump.
by RichP
Fri 22 Mar, 2013 00:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: engine oil change
Replies: 12
Views: 321

Re: engine oil change

The traditional way is to drain from the sump underneath which involves jacking up the car. i personally will not get under my car on a jack. if it falls the gap between car floor and ground is smaller than my head :shake: I do mine on ramps, draining from the sump plug (needs the correct square so...
by RichP
Thu 21 Mar, 2013 10:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: petrol consumption
Replies: 57
Views: 1387

Re: petrol consumption

on my 1.9 it takes about £15 to get it from empty to 1/2 full, and then another £45 to get it to full. So sometimes i think i'm doing well, then it hits 1/2 way and plummets. once its at 1/4 i'm looking for a petrol station!
by RichP
Thu 21 Mar, 2013 09:42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Do you recognise this ?
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: Do you recognise this ?

I thought it was a legend, but its longer, and nicer..... :puzzle:

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by RichP
Wed 20 Mar, 2013 22:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: lowering
Replies: 54
Views: 1581

Re: lowering

Z3cade wrote:
There for the 1.9 :wink:
Are they different :?:
by RichP
Wed 20 Mar, 2013 18:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: lowering
Replies: 54
Views: 1581

Re: lowering

by RichP
Wed 20 Mar, 2013 13:23
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED: Standard Z3 Aerial
Replies: 19
Views: 274

Re: WANTED: Standard Z3 Aerial

Z3cade wrote:Now have an aerial on its way.. Thanks RichP
marketplace trading. who needs currency?

Its packaged up nicely, ready for posting shortly,and the ipod's loaded to fill the radio silence.

:thumb:
by RichP
Tue 19 Mar, 2013 21:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?
Replies: 27
Views: 1884

Re: coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?

Interesting. I've not noticed a lack of power or any effects, but the problem may have existed since i bought the car. i found this http://www.318ti.org/forum/showthread.php?t=27985 and this http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f74/purpose-disa-valve-t19322/ and this http://www.justanswer.com/car/2jt...
by RichP
Tue 19 Mar, 2013 16:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: lowering
Replies: 54
Views: 1581

Re: lowering

But the more I look at this photo the more my eye is drawn to the expanse between the wheel and the arch! I agree. mine also looks far too practical. i can currently get over speed bumps effortlessly and i must rectify it! :wink: So if we get the springs off fleabay do we need to get them fitted? i...
by RichP
Tue 19 Mar, 2013 11:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?
Replies: 27
Views: 1884

Re: coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?

Picked up a pack off a 318 for £20 this morning.

Fitted. fixed. for now at least :D

Seems so simple/obvious now, but im glad i didnt just start replacing stuff and did my homework first.

now if only i didn't have loads of work to do and i could :drive

Thanks all! esp robert. :cheers
by RichP
Mon 18 Mar, 2013 22:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?
Replies: 27
Views: 1884

Re: coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?

thanks. good to know what engines i can get parts from.

i'll try my local scrappy tomorrow, failing that i'll pick the best of the above! £21 inc postage seems to be the going rate.

I'll let you now how i get on!
by RichP
Mon 18 Mar, 2013 20:58
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED: Standard Z3 Aerial
Replies: 19
Views: 274

Re: WANTED: Standard Z3 Aerial

by RichP
Mon 18 Mar, 2013 20:56
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED: Standard Z3 Aerial
Replies: 19
Views: 274

Re: WANTED: Standard Z3 Aerial

i'm assuming mine is oem and not been replaced. its black and looks like an aerial.

what does good condition consist of? i've never really considered the condition of my aerial.

I'll examine it in tomorrows daylight! :nerd:
by RichP
Mon 18 Mar, 2013 20:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED: Standard Z3 Aerial
Replies: 19
Views: 274

Re: WANTED: Standard Z3 Aerial

why are you replacing the stubby with a standard?

is it a simple unscrew and swap situation?

I might be able to come up with an aerial swapping arrangement with you....
by RichP
Mon 18 Mar, 2013 20:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?
Replies: 27
Views: 1884

Re: coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?

SOooo... Many many thanks to Robert for helping me for a few hours today! The codes we read didn't bring up camshaft sensor. Had misfire cyl 4, and a code about the :?: "final stage intake manifold" :?: however we ruled this out of the misfire diagnosis as it was at the wrong rev range. tried moving...
by RichP
Sun 17 Mar, 2013 00:51
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Wish me luck
Replies: 30
Views: 1870

Re: Wish me luck

Quite a trip!

A few niggles to sort out, but it will all be worth it! :D

As for the roof, mine was pretty bad too. Have a look at my first ever thread here : http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... =3&t=36833

This was achieved using the autoglym kit, half a day, and a lot of elbow grease.
by RichP
Sun 17 Mar, 2013 00:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?
Replies: 27
Views: 1884

Re: coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?

Looks like i'll have to take you up on that! thanks very much!

i'll pm you about the details.

Mine also has the round socket next to the top of the suspension.
by RichP
Sat 16 Mar, 2013 17:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?
Replies: 27
Views: 1884

Re: coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?

thanks zedonist, that could come in very handy when diagnosing. Robert, thanks for the offer! I'm in Wirral, so not too far, about 40mi according to google maps :drive . unfortunately i work evenings and weekends, and most people work the opposite :? when would you have time spare? does the BMW soft...
by RichP
Sat 16 Mar, 2013 13:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: passenger side wing mirror assembly (NOW FOUND)
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Wanted: passenger side wing mirror assembly

If you search ebay for "BMW z3 breaking" there's a few there that say to contact seller for parts. One I looked at had a mobile num you could contact them on. :rtm:
by RichP
Sat 16 Mar, 2013 12:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?
Replies: 27
Views: 1884

Re: coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?

Just been out with maf disconnected. Perhaps marginally better. Seems less predictable, but definitely still present. In 4th at 30mph under heavy acceleration (that would usually be a bit laboured at low revs) it misses over a 1k ish range. Then ok. Happened sporadically in all gears. The improvemen...
by RichP
Sat 16 Mar, 2013 12:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?
Replies: 27
Views: 1884

Re: coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?

Reading this back, would it be better if I got a new camshaft sensor rather than spend money testing electrics?
by RichP
Sat 16 Mar, 2013 12:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?
Replies: 27
Views: 1884

Re: coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?

If I lived in your neck of the woods I would nip round and help you sort it today - but I'm based in Somerset. Set off now, you'll be here by 6! :wink: As has been said before get it diagnosed first, if it does come out as the cam sensor buy it from a dealer, and on your model, which is face lift I...
by RichP
Sat 16 Mar, 2013 01:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?
Replies: 27
Views: 1884

Re: coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?

You need to get the codes read. Sounds like it could be a camshaft sensor. if so, do i get a cheapy cheapy http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Camshaft-Position-Sensor-12147518628-3-Series-5-Series-7-Series-X3-X5-Z3-Z4-/370589758091?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item5648def28b , or a decent o...
by RichP
Sat 16 Mar, 2013 01:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Answer this
Replies: 24
Views: 634

Re: Answer this

miller1098 wrote:Here it is "GULP"Image
Just awesome :D :cheers
by RichP
Sat 16 Mar, 2013 01:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?
Replies: 27
Views: 1884

coil packs cheap or spensive, new or old?

My misfire is getting worse! On the way home from work, once it got fully warmed up, it was consistently rough as toast, and sounded like a harley. It started under acceleration just at 1600-1900 revs, then crept in at other rev ranges, now its everywhere. Cant find any intake leaks. Plugs replaced....
by RichP
Wed 13 Mar, 2013 22:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What can this cause?
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: What can this cause?

i would have got a new boot & hoses, but it involves the mersey tunnel and navigating liverpool, so i went for sealing to see if it had effect, with a plan to get the parts in the not too distant future.

i'll let you know what the car GP diagnoses.

cheers.
by RichP
Wed 13 Mar, 2013 19:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What can this cause?
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: What can this cause?

i took the intake block off, (why does it always need a tool you don't have?! :roll: had to go and buy an 11mm spanner as i couldn't get a socket over the back nut), the hoses all seemed pretty decent, except the boot and the pipe joined to the boot, so i cleaned them up and sealed them with silicon...
by RichP
Wed 13 Mar, 2013 01:23
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 1.9 - Spares or Repair - E-Bay
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: Z3 1.9 - Spares or Repair - E-Bay

The reason i am selling it as SPARES OR REPAIRS is due to fact the the engine is now totally F****D
Questions and answers about this item
Q: HI WOULD YOU TAKE £350 CASH HASSLE FREE SALE PAY AND GO CHEERS NEIL
A: Lol
this listing amused me :lol:
by RichP
Wed 13 Mar, 2013 01:00
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: smaller or bigger
Replies: 23
Views: 1104

Re: smaller or bigger

Ha Ha should have seen that coming Must resist http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r137/lilmudface/temptation.jpg saw this the other day when filling my other (diesel) car.... So tempting..... http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u590/Richard_Peel/617072_10151123988272694_1275057085_o_zpse4bb86a3.jpg...
by RichP
Wed 13 Mar, 2013 00:52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Random thread
Replies: 47
Views: 2262

Re: Random thread

:?: :shrug
by RichP
Wed 13 Mar, 2013 00:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What can this cause?
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: What can this cause?

Thanks everyone! I'll dismantle it and see if i can find any further deterioration. I presume i will need to remove the intake manifold? I've just spent a fortune on other problems so could do with spending as little as possible (at least before next payday!) , but if its a big job, the pipes are ob...
by RichP
Tue 12 Mar, 2013 18:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What can this cause?
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: What can this cause?

Thanks! :)
by RichP
Tue 12 Mar, 2013 18:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What can this cause?
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: What can this cause?

. Any idea how much this boot costs? And should I replace the other vacuum (?) hoses attached?
by RichP
Tue 12 Mar, 2013 18:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What can this cause?
Replies: 12
Views: 594

What can this cause?

Could this be the cause of: A) poor idle B) misfire under acceleration between 1700-2000 revs in all gears. I'm doing this on my phone, so I hope it works... http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u590/Richard_Peel/5D60E61C-3EE5-40CA-9B51-479B9A1DF4AE-3389-0000053975E14AA4_zps03fd8755.jpg Mod Edit: Ima...
by RichP
Mon 11 Mar, 2013 14:11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PPI calls
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: PPI calls

i get 4 or 5 a day in work.

pain in the a*** being interrupted constantly for that bulls***.

:head: :evil:
by RichP
Sat 09 Mar, 2013 01:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's your private plate?
Replies: 82
Views: 2400

Re: What's your private plate?

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Surname Peel, so Peel RP. had the space after the peel for a while, but got a couple of fines :(
by RichP
Fri 08 Mar, 2013 15:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 214583

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Southernboy wrote:Anyone comes across a set of these to fit 17" ACS...I'd be interested... :D
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where can i get a carbon fibre table?
by RichP
Fri 08 Mar, 2013 01:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1.9 Cobra cat back exhaust review & blog
Replies: 27
Views: 2808

Re: 1.9 Cobra cat back exhaust review & blog

Right. A little write up for people as mechanically minded as myself, i.e. i'm not useless but am new to pretty much everything. This is my method, and it worked, if theres better methods i'm all ears. In total it took maybe 6 hours, to a more experienced mechanic 3-4 hrs i'd guess. at £40ish labour...
by RichP
Fri 08 Mar, 2013 00:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 214583

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Tread very similar to the Avon ZZ3 i have used for a few years, probably a dam sight cheaper too. Don't know how much the Avons are but the fronts [225/45] were £79.80 and the rears [245/40] were £89.88. Total £339.36 FWIW if I could have got the Falkens the total would have been £388.42. did you g...
by RichP
Fri 08 Mar, 2013 00:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Boot storage accessory...
Replies: 33
Views: 1075

Re: Z3 Boot storage accessory...

Southernboy wrote:...MY MIND'S MADE UP......EXTRA BOOT STORAGE ! :D
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:roflmao:
by RichP
Fri 08 Mar, 2013 00:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 214583

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

in the last 3 weeks: Insurance tax cobra zorst two suspension arms two lollipos a brake pipe two handbrake cables two sets of handbrake shoes four sparkplugs (yes, 4, its the little z3) new battery tracking various tools to fit the above and finally today....... an MOT pass!!! :) :cheers total cost ...