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by ARoosterinaRoadster
Thu 05 Nov, 2015 11:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 213580

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

deni2s wrote:He got hamann hardtop.
Hi deni2s. Yes I saw that it was a hartop after posting my question. How do they differ from OEM ? Are they any better fit or with additional features ?
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Thu 05 Nov, 2015 10:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 213580

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

yalden wrote:A very expensive roof.

Hi yalden. What is your interpritation of 'Expensive' ? and yes - was it a new Mohair Hood/roof or a Hardtop/roof ?
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Fri 23 Oct, 2015 20:02
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Shifting the dreaded Alge.
Replies: 17
Views: 5378

Re: Shifting the dreaded Alge.

The floods must have been before I moved here. I've lived here since 1982 and there have been no major floods in that time. The Milton wash worked to a certain extent and certainly removed most of the thick stuff. The renovo improved it further and it is a vast improvement, but there are still fain...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Thu 22 Oct, 2015 00:00
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Shifting the dreaded Alge.
Replies: 17
Views: 5378

Re: Shifting the dreaded Algae.

Hi Rooster thanks for the reply. Yes I've ordered some proper stuff so will see how things go. I live in Ware in Hertfordshire........, just near enough to London to get the benefit of it, but far enough away for comfort! Hi again Martin. I know Ware and the area very well having spent some time wo...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Wed 21 Oct, 2015 20:30
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Shifting the dreaded Alge.
Replies: 17
Views: 5378

Re: Shifting the dreaded Alge.

Hi. This is my first post on the forum. I have this week bought a 1998 1.9 which is my first Z3, and is in great condition except for the roof which is absolutely covered in algae. I will definitely try the Milton treatment as I was thinking that I might have to resort to a new roof! Thanks for the...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 18 Oct, 2015 23:26
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Shifting the dreaded Alge.
Replies: 17
Views: 5378

Re: Shifting the dreaded Alge.

Hi thanks for the post the dreaded has been the scourge of my soft top days for years have tried just about everything over time without any real lasting success.I am now the proud owner of a very preloved Z3 and the hood is spotless as is the whole car. I hope I don't need to try fix for a very lo...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Tue 13 Oct, 2015 15:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: fitting hard top
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: fitting hard top

If it for appearance only,then you could possibly loosely fit the tonneau cover over the folded down hood. I doubt that this would work. The hardtop actually sits on the folded down softtop by means of two rubber stops that rest on the front latch pins of the softtop. The tonneau would normally obs...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Tue 13 Oct, 2015 15:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: fitting hard top
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: fitting hard top

hi my Merry men going to put the hardtop on now the weather is about to turn could some tell me if there is a cover that fits over the soft top before the top if fitted thanks pink Hi Pinky. I think that the hood when folded down and into the storage box is perhaps best left uncovered as this will ...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 12 Oct, 2015 12:57
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Just saw this on the bbc website
Replies: 9
Views: 1310

Re: Just saw this on the bbc website

Hi to you all out there. Unless I am looking at a section of the path that has been damaged and not repaired - there is no safety rail/barrier. Surely there would not have been legitimate vehicular access along such a path anyway !!!!! I am certainly glad that the driver was OK. What evidence was th...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 12 Oct, 2015 09:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gumtree Scam.
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Gumtree Scam.

I can see some scam baiting coming on... Every time in the last couple of years when selling my car I've had one or two of these emails... You can tell them you've stolen the car and its lost its engine and wheels and there's a dead body in the boot and he will still buy it plus tell him the price ...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 12 Oct, 2015 09:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gumtree Scam.
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Gumtree Scam.

What is Neon? Anyway, as you say, it's an obvious scam. Out of interest, why not just sell the hard top and use the car with the soft top? Hi BladeRunner. Neon appears to be a "Gateway" or carrier of text messages but unlike regular text messages it cannot be replied to,it is one way only. The reta...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 11 Oct, 2015 20:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 213580

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

got home ok not a make on it during our trip bit too dark to do any thing now have to wait till tommorow eve, nice chap Paul has just got a 1.9 zed but didn't want the hard top only had his zed 1 week still playing with his new toy peter2b Hi Peter. Did it come complete with the fitting kit,wiring ...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 11 Oct, 2015 20:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gumtree Scam.
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Gumtree Scam.

What was the Gumtree scam exactly? Hi lighting. I had put the Z3 onto their site and within 45 minutes I received a text message that read :- Hello is your car on gumtree still available? the condition and service history? reply me back via email tonycooly@hotmail.com At first you would think :- in...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 11 Oct, 2015 19:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gumtree Scam.
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Gumtree Scam.

Why are you selling. Bob Hi Bob. I have been having trouble putting the hardtop on and then removing it again. Since buying the car in May 2014 I am troubled with arthritis in my elbows and left hand and the other half has a damaged right shoulder and is finding it increasingly more difficult to li...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 11 Oct, 2015 15:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gumtree Scam.
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Gumtree Scam.

Hi to you all out there. I have just been contacted via a Text Message after posting an advert for my Z3 on Gumtree. I could not reply to that message and it came in from Neon.

BE AWARE & BE WARE the name of the scammer is tonycooly@hotmail.com
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sat 10 Oct, 2015 17:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 213580

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

peter2b wrote:I have a small,trailer that I used to bring a replacement bonnet home on so I'm using that with lots of padding
peter2b
Hi Pete.

Best of luck and don't forget the ropes to keep it in the trailer !!!!!
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Fri 09 Oct, 2015 22:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 213580

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

just got a matching hard top for my zed same year same colour I hope picking it up on Sunday peter2b Hi Peter. I assume that you got it off of E'bay. Are you going with your Z and fitting it to bring it back or are your going in a Transit size van ? When I got my hardtop I went in the Z and fitted ...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Wed 07 Oct, 2015 23:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Value for money
Replies: 12
Views: 1256

Re: Value for money

6 pot roadster wrote:I posted a link to eBay (which obviously has pics) I'm still struggling to post images in here
Hi 6 pot roadster. The link has not appeared on here. It might be easier to just type in the item number !!!!!!
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 05 Oct, 2015 14:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.
Replies: 22
Views: 973

Re: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.

Hi to you all out there. Well I had a great deal of help from Southernboy (Barry) but alas the leads that je gave me drew a blank with stuff out of stock and long winded waiting times. The job is now done but I have yet to mount the runners on a single rail each BUT initially the mounting is secure ...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 05 Oct, 2015 10:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.
Replies: 22
Views: 973

Re: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.

You may find this 'for sale' post interesting. It could well be the answer to your problem: http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=43232 Hi BladeRunner. Interesting BUT not for me. I am not for swapping and changing across manufacturers products on items such as seats. If need-be I wil...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 04 Oct, 2015 18:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.
Replies: 22
Views: 973

Re: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.

Have you fitted a lumbar support to yours? Bob Hi Bob. No not into this car. Strictly speaking it should be tailored into the cover but as it is only a very small/shallow one I don't see it being a problem. It would be built up from a 3/4" of 7lb reconstituted foam with a 1/2" overlay and bonded in...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 04 Oct, 2015 17:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.
Replies: 22
Views: 973

Re: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.

Now that IS interesting as after the first long drive that iv'e done in the Z3 the next day i had severe lower back pain & its lasted a week. I never put 2&2 together. I will try this tilt remedy & see but it feels like the bottom of the seat back doesn't support the lower end of the spine. Wonder ...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 04 Oct, 2015 15:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.
Replies: 22
Views: 973

Re: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.

Iv'e read a thread somewhere saying that the seating is much more comfortable if you raise the front of the seat 20mm or so & iv'e bought the bits to do it but not had the chance to fit it yet. Went out for a drive to the Dales last week & the DSC/ABS warning light has come on so checked with a cod...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 04 Oct, 2015 15:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.
Replies: 22
Views: 973

Re: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.

I used 8mm & cut to length. 1.25" is 32mm aprox. Not sure of stability of seat though. Not fitted mine yet,i have bigger problems to solve first. :( http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5mm-6mm-8mm-Hex-Stud-Fully-Threaded-Stud-Rod-Bar-Connector-Coupler-Connecting-/181625566260?var=&hash=item2a49ba3434 Bob Hi ...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 04 Oct, 2015 14:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.
Replies: 22
Views: 973

Re: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.

ok, many years ago (i was about 19-20) i was seeing this girl (same age) we had been to the pub then i went back to her parents house, ( i need to set the scene here) there living room had at some point an extension built onto it (the whole end wall had been pushed back about 15 feet into the garde...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 04 Oct, 2015 11:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.
Replies: 22
Views: 973

Re: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.

littlefeller wrote:i just couldn't resist. littlefeller i aint, but the id is a long story :lol:
Weeeeeeellllllllllll,I am all ears. In the famous words of the Late Max Bygraves OBE - I wanna tell you a story !!!!!!! :) :roll:
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 04 Oct, 2015 10:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.
Replies: 22
Views: 973

Re: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.

simple - http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jasonpinchin/download_zpsusjndety.png :lol: :lol: :lol: sorry couldn't help myself Hi littlefeller. Smart-arsees I can cope :lol: with but clever-arses that don't read the post - I don't think so :head: :rtm: The problem is not one of overall insuff...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sat 03 Oct, 2015 19:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.
Replies: 22
Views: 973

Re: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.

Brian4 wrote:Now I understand why you want the front raised as well. Send Southernboy a PM he may have some in stock or could sort you some out.
Hi Brian. I did say that in my initial post - but yes I will do just that.
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sat 03 Oct, 2015 19:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Winter time again and refitting the hard-top.
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Winter time again and refitting the hard-top.

I'm looking at getting a hard top got my eye on one but what bolts and sizes do you need to hold it on peter2b Hi Peter. It is not just the nuts and bolts that are needed,the fitting kit is considerably more involved than that. Have a look on E'bay at item number 221901120706 This is only a part of...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sat 03 Oct, 2015 19:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.
Replies: 22
Views: 973

Re: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.

Southernboy does a kit to raise the front of the seat, but why do you not lower the rear of the seat. use 15mm spacers rather than 30mm. The kit Southerboy does I think include taper washers so that there is full contact between the seat rails and the floor of the car to take account of the change ...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sat 03 Oct, 2015 16:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Value for money
Replies: 12
Views: 1256

Re: Value for money

The message about the value for money of our cars appears to be spreading. http://www.classicheroes.co.uk/news/2231/the-workshop-week-30-9-15 Hi Tilly. Yes,there are some really nice cars appearing at present and that is across the whole ranger of models albeit there seems to be a glut of 4 pot 1.8...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sat 03 Oct, 2015 16:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.
Replies: 22
Views: 973

The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.

Hi to you all out there. I have a problem that there must be a way around (other than growing a further 8" ) BUT who else has had it and how did you overcome it ? Being 4' 10" does create some interesting issues. My Z3 seat was to low at the back even when fully raised on the adjustment switch so I ...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sat 03 Oct, 2015 13:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Winter time again and refitting the hard-top.
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Winter time again and refitting the hard-top.

Hi to you all out there. Well it is that time of the year again - Hardtop Fitting Time. Last year I had the top fitted and there was a faint mark left between the positions of the two blocks that are permanently attached,at first I thought that it was ingress of dust/dirt from using a jet washer alb...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sat 26 Sep, 2015 18:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 213580

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

One of these; http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n330/thompy93/fukt.jpg Heavy condesation in the car night time. It basicly just sucks it up and stores the water in the container. Lets hope it works :) Also done some shopping at nm-motorsport, some interior stuff coming in the mail 8-) Hi thompy. H...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 21 Sep, 2015 17:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 213580

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Based upon what you have quoted and my own experience we are both finding that the BMW Z3 Owner Handbook is giving Bullshit info as per my earlier post,I am going to ring my local BMW dealer tomorrow and ask them for some info on my findings. The reality is that all of the Owner Handbooks for the Z...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 21 Sep, 2015 00:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 213580

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Yes it was completely empty, the fuel light was on for a while. I pay approx 80 pence per litre equivalent, while diesel is just over 70p! Hi again Rafolian. Now I realise why you would put £35.00 worth of fuel into your Z3 but that still is only circa 43.75 litres - mine was 43.56 litres. Based up...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 20 Sep, 2015 16:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 213580

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Filled her up again, another 35 quid of go juice!! Hi Rafolian. I am curious but also confused about info in the Z3 Owner Handbook and about the "Filling-up" of your Z3. Based upon your fuel costing you £1.09/litre,which would equate to circa 32.11 litres !!!!,all of 7.0631 gallons. Are you topping...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sat 19 Sep, 2015 22:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 213580

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Matching colour hardtop and full BMW fitting kit including the HRW switch and mini loom. :) Just have to work out the wiring on my 1998 car :? Hi Del. Was it you that paid £404.00 for the one that was recently bid for and sold on E'bay ? Fitting Kit only. Are you by the remotest chance from the Cro...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Fri 04 Sep, 2015 12:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 213580

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Got my Z a 350 dollar/ 230 pound speeding ticket today :bawl: Hi thompy93. Your Z did not get the "350 dollar/ 230 pound speeding ticket",you got it for you whilst innocently dragging the Z into the apparently serious infringement of the driving laws. I guess by the 93 in your forum ID that you are...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 10 Aug, 2015 14:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 213580

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Hi Brian. Thank you. I have been trying to do just that but Photobucket gives the options that I have copied & pasted below. When I hover over the image or Image thumb line and click I am only getting copy address which appears to put my whole album in rather than just the one individual image. I am...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 10 Aug, 2015 14:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 213580

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Hi to you all. Not exactly bought this week but bought recently and after a period of looking for a more satisfactory way of stopping the rack from sliding down the boot-lid I finally settled for using the straps that are supplied with the rack. This La Prealpina rack is a reversible one but it is n...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Wed 29 Jul, 2015 16:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Seat Base Foams
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: New Seat Base Foams

The clue is in the name bmmini - they do discounted bmw and mini parts, both are made by bmw now. Sports seats are quite a complex shape if you look at the shape of the bolster. The seat base and bolster are all from one piece. I thought price was ok if you want a good fit, just my opinion. Hi agai...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Wed 29 Jul, 2015 16:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Seat Base Foams
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: New Seat Base Foams

Hi, I made an enquiry to I think http://www.bmminiparts.com 18 months ago and they were able to get the foam seat bases for about £80 which I thought was a good price. If you get the part number off realoem and put it in the part enquiry form on bmminiparts website they get back to you very quickly...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 27 Jul, 2015 14:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help with rear tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Re: Help with rear tyres

Since i transformed the rear to wide ass, in my eyes the 225/45R17 rear tyres looks like bicycle tyres, so i as thinking of 245/40R17. Please tell me what do you think, pros and cons, car is 1.8, 17x8" alloys all around, 225/45R17 all around and i want to go for 225/45 in the front and 245/40 in th...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 26 Jul, 2015 20:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Boot-lid Rack with side mounting clamps.
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Z3 Boot-lid Rack with side mounting clamps.

Hi I have fitted a 60s chrome rack (e bay £30) see my pick in the gallery with suckers on the feet and two side clamps only, no problems with it, supports my golf clubs no probs, the side clamps are well made and designed from the 60s, there should have been four knuckle jointed rubber feet but wer...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 26 Jul, 2015 19:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Boot-lid Rack with side mounting clamps.
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Z3 Boot-lid Rack with side mounting clamps.

Looks like your going to have to make some sort of brackets that will fit to the upper edge of boot lid.Can you connect a bracket to the rack using the side clamp bolts then up to the top edge of boot lid? I was looking at this rack :- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Boot-luggage-rack-carrier-BMW-Z3-Road...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 26 Jul, 2015 12:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Boot-lid Rack with side mounting clamps.
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Z3 Boot-lid Rack with side mounting clamps.

Hi two you both - BladeRunner and Southernboy. Now thereby hangs a tale !!!!!!!!!!! I have fitted the one that I have and complete with the protective "Rubber Blades" !!! After only a few miles of driving the clamps - ALL FOUR had slid down the taper of the boot lid. I repositioned it to the point w...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sat 25 Jul, 2015 21:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: No Instrument Lights or Warning Buzzer
Replies: 18
Views: 1165

Re: No Instrument Lights or Warning Buzzer

Lancsbob wrote:No, the Sport had extras like heated seats & air con plus M bits & pieces i think & include an M gear knob.
Mines a 5 speed manual.

Bob
Hi again Bob. Advances in technology and design !!!!!!!!!!!!!! for who ? - the parts department.
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sat 25 Jul, 2015 21:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: No Instrument Lights or Warning Buzzer
Replies: 18
Views: 1165

Re: No Instrument Lights or Warning Buzzer

Hi Bob. Not a problem and thank you for your reply. I am intrigued by the "Lit-up Gear Knob" Do you mean the gate cover or the actual shift stick ? baring in mind that mine is an auto gearbox. The actual gear knob has 2 wires going into it from the gear lever to a light in the gear knob. I think th...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sat 25 Jul, 2015 12:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Boot-lid Rack with side mounting clamps.
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Z3 Boot-lid Rack with side mounting clamps.

Hi to you all out there. Has anyone got a La Prealpina boot rack that is side mounted with four clamps or any other brand that is side mounted and with four clamps - as is the La Prealpina rack ?

All will be revealed unless you already know and are aware of an issue.