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by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sat 25 Jul, 2015 12:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: No Instrument Lights or Warning Buzzer
Replies: 18
Views: 1172

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.
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Tue 21 Jul, 2015 23:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Interesting Z3 2.8 litre sale/bid on Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Interesting Z3 2.8 litre sale/bid on Ebay

Hi to you all out there and especially those of you that would like a donor car for a Z3 body panel kit conversion. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111723638278?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D111723638278%26_rdc%3D1 A 99p starting bid and will need a trai...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Tue 21 Jul, 2015 14:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Full Size Spare Wheel
Replies: 13
Views: 1342

Re: Full Size Spare Wheel

Hi to you all out there. Well,I have finally solved the issue of the risk of having a puncture and having to store the FS wheel (Now 17" Staggered) either on the passenger seat or the passengers lap whilst a repair is affected !!!!!!!!!!!! I have just bought (winning bid on E'bay) a Pre- owned La Pr...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Tue 21 Jul, 2015 14:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215161

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Hi to you all. Well - albeit Pre-owned,I have just bought a rather tasty Italian Boot Rack. It is the La Prealpina Stainless Steel/Aluminium one that has lockable covers over the Allen Cap Bolts that secure everything to the boot lid clamps. I had been "Watching" it on E'bay and had deliberately sta...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 19 Jul, 2015 23:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: No Instrument Lights or Warning Buzzer
Replies: 18
Views: 1172

Re: No Instrument Lights or Warning Buzzer

Hi gookah. Actually it is not only my current V70 D5 SE Geartronic that is affected by an extremely bright instrument panel but also my previous 6 other Volvo V70's. The ability to dim the instrument panel lights is an absolute God send and especially when I was covering between 25,000 & 35,000 mile...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 19 Jul, 2015 19:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: No Instrument Lights or Warning Buzzer
Replies: 18
Views: 1172

Re: No Instrument Lights or Warning Buzzer

Hi Lancsbob. Off topic but from a personal perspective - adjustable instrument lighting,I wouldn't be without it and especially when driving on pitch black motorways and trunk routes. The constant brightness can be very very tiring on the eyes. The instrument panel on my Volvo V70 D5 SE Geartronic l...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sat 18 Jul, 2015 20:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Best Place To Sell My Z3
Replies: 20
Views: 1413

Re: Best Place To Sell My Z3

stevov wrote:Gumtree
Hi Steve.
Was it his/hers/theirs to sell !!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sat 18 Jul, 2015 20:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spotted in Merscar Lane,Scarisbrick,Lancashire at 19-45hrs o
Replies: 0
Views: 315

Spotted in Merscar Lane,Scarisbrick,Lancashire at 19-45hrs o

Spotted in Merscar Lane,Scarisbrick,Lancashire at 19-45hrs on Saturday 18th July 2015. Hi I am the guy in the Topaz Blue Metallic Z3 that flashed you.

I had just left The Martin Inn after a beer and a Ploughmans Evening Meal.

I am local in Bescar.;
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sat 18 Jul, 2015 14:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Best Place To Sell My Z3
Replies: 20
Views: 1413

Re: Best Place To Sell My Z3

Hi Skidmore. A quite stunning looking car and with such low mileage as a bonus. The "part history" might raise a few eyebrows/questions on a car that has such low mileage. The "height adjustable seats is usually a way of saying NOT ELECTRIC - which is it ? Is it Imola Red ? The Chromed side grills r...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sat 18 Jul, 2015 13:53
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Best Place To Sell My Z3
Replies: 20
Views: 1413

Re: Best Place To Sell My Z3

Hi, its a red, manual, 1998 2.8L, in Nottingham. Hi skidmore. Wow - that was quick. Sorry but I could not cope with manual and get a comfortable driving position/distance from the wheel. I stand at 4'10" and with a 23" inside leg measurement my preference has always been Auto and with the accelerat...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sat 18 Jul, 2015 13:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Best Place To Sell My Z3
Replies: 20
Views: 1413

Re: Best Place To Sell My Z3

Hi Skidmore. Is it Auto or manual and what age and colour is it and where are you based ?
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sat 18 Jul, 2015 13:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Best Place To Sell My Z3
Replies: 20
Views: 1413

Re: Best Place To Sell My Z3

Hi Skidmore. Is it Auto or manual and what age and colour is it and where are you based ?
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Thu 16 Jul, 2015 16:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215161

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

I bought a pair of the Black seat belt guide repair Z'ds from southernboy ( Barry) and what a cracking job they have made. One was broken and needed replacing or something !!!!!!!!!!!! I just might have a second pair but in the Silver. Something as neat and functional as they are needs to be shown-o...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Thu 16 Jul, 2015 16:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FRESH SEAT BELT GUIDE FIXERS.
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Re: FRESH SEAT BELT GUIDE FIXERS.

Hi to you all out there. Well the seat belt guide fixer/preventatives are fitted and as solid as a rock. One to fix and the other to prevent the dreaded happening. Excellent value for money and easily fitted BUT not a job for rushing especially with such tiny screws and muscular hands with thick fin...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Tue 14 Jul, 2015 12:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Beware the scented freebies at the car wash.
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: Beware the scented freebies at the car wash.

Those scented items contain loads of alcohol which is a solvent on some plastics and vinyl's. It's the evaporation of the alcohol which allows the smelly to permeate the air. Hi Barry. Thank you. Yes - I am aware of how they function and yes alcohol can do some funny things and especially when inge...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Tue 14 Jul, 2015 12:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FRESH SEAT BELT GUIDE FIXERS.
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Re: FRESH SEAT BELT GUIDE FIXERS.

Hi Barry and to you all that have been afflicted by the busted seatbelt guide gremlin. Also to those that are reading of the issue and have not yet suffered with it. DON'T WAIT until it has happened PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE as they say. Fit them and it will not happen and add a bit of bling to...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Tue 14 Jul, 2015 12:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Full Size Spare Wheel
Replies: 13
Views: 1342

Re: Full Size Spare Wheel

The prospect of putting a spare onto the boot lid - even if only temporary does not appeal ONE BIT. it doesn't appeal to me either but i was thinking about a bag that could be kept in the boot with a very soft thick foam backing that wouldn't damage paint, that would clip to the boot lid and could ...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 13 Jul, 2015 22:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Beware the scented freebies at the car wash.
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Beware the scented freebies at the car wash.

Hi to you all out there. Much to my horror I have discovered that the scented freebies from the nice man at the hand car wash have caused the backs of my sun visors to seriously wrinkle. I positioned them on the backs of the visors using the white elastic cords that they are supplied with. I decided...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 13 Jul, 2015 22:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Full Size Spare Wheel
Replies: 13
Views: 1342

Re: Full Size Spare Wheel

I have a 1999 Z3 1.9 roadster and have just bought a full size spare wheel ( 16 x 7J with 225 x 50 tyre). Now I realize that it probably wont fit in the boot unless someone knows of a cunning wheeze. I suppose the same problem exists should you ever have to use the space-saver spare and need to put...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 06 Jul, 2015 16:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sun visor extenders
Replies: 35
Views: 3779

Re: Sun visor extenders

I love those bushman styled hats but alas I look a right tit in hats. What about a hair net? :lol: Hi BladeRunner. I didn't nor suggest that I had enough hair for a hair net :) :lol: . I am beginning to feel and see the effects of being nearly 70 yrs young and have more hair on my face and the back...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 06 Jul, 2015 14:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sun visor extenders
Replies: 35
Views: 3779

Re: Sun visor extenders

its part of the fun of driving topless :lol: Hi littlegella. My 1960's DA (Ducks Arse) rear hair style gets to look more like a pair of busted seagulls wings even with my mesh deflector in position and the windows up. That said - at regular road speeds of up-to about 50mph I can drive with the wind...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 29 Jun, 2015 15:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 - alarmed whilst the hood is down !!!!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1020

Re: Z3 - alarmed whilst the hood is down !!!!!!!

Hi - the info I gave was for little feller's question on the house brick type. You appear to have a later version so the programming of keys is done differently by a sequence of holding down buttons on key fob - I confess I don't know much about that type but I'm sure somebody will come up with some...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 29 Jun, 2015 10:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 - alarmed whilst the hood is down !!!!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1020

Re: Z3 - alarmed whilst the hood is down !!!!!!!

.............. I also have 2 fobs (brick type) both have flat battery's and would need to be linked again I would presume........ It is almost definite that you will have to re-programme fobs if batteries have been flat for a length of time. This may be of help https://zroadster.org/articles/3g-ews...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 29 Jun, 2015 09:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 - alarmed whilst the hood is down !!!!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1020

Re: Z3 - alarmed whilst the hood is down !!!!!!!

The alarm LED on mine (later alarm) is between the seats on the rear switch panel. It looks like a switch blank with a slightly raised area in the center. Cheers R. Hi again Robert. Ah ha said the blind person. Yes,indeed there is one as you say. I had truly not seen that before as I am not really ...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 28 Jun, 2015 22:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 - alarmed whilst the hood is down !!!!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1020

Re: Z3 - alarmed whilst the hood is down !!!!!!!

The early alarm (separate fob type) has a pushable LED and the movement sensors are visible at the top of the windscreen pillars. Pushing the button disables the movement sensors. The later alarm (buttons on the key) just has an LED light and the sensors are hidden in the footwells. Locking the car...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 28 Jun, 2015 19:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 - alarmed whilst the hood is down !!!!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1020

Re: Z3 - alarmed whilst the hood is down !!!!!!!

Hi again Fender2004. Well now then. Where I believe that you have an LED - at the front central part of the flat curve of the dashboard - I only have a flat disc that looks suspiciously like a blanking disc and there are no Sensors at the top Left & Right of the windscreen. The absence of the necces...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 28 Jun, 2015 17:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 - alarmed whilst the hood is down !!!!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1020

Re: Z3 - alarmed whilst the hood is down !!!!!!!

On my car there are two sencers one at the top left and top right of the windscreen, so the alarm covers the cab area. The little Red led on your dash is a switch if you push it in it turns them off, and if the switch is in the out position they are active with the alarm. Hi Fender2004. Thank you,I...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 28 Jun, 2015 14:59
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FRESH SEAT BELT GUIDE FIXERS.
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Re: FRESH SEAT BELT GUIDE FIXERS.

Hi Barry. Thank you. I will sort this out in the next couple of days. Big Decision on Colour !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Black Leather - so Black and descrete or Silver and Bling. Regards, John.
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 28 Jun, 2015 14:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 - alarmed whilst the hood is down !!!!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1020

Z3 - alarmed whilst the hood is down !!!!!!!

Hi to you all out there. I have looked into the knowledge base but cannot find anything that points to an answer. I believe that I have read somewhere that the car is alarmed when the hood is dropped insomuch as "Low-Lifes" deciding to exercise their light fingers would trigger the spacial sensors B...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 28 Jun, 2015 14:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FRESH SEAT BELT GUIDE FIXERS.
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Re: FRESH SEAT BELT GUIDE FIXERS.

Hi again Southernboy. Thank you for you quick reply and the images BUT I am not entirely clear. Is the "Z" plate the front for each of the left & right with a dedicated (in reverse) backing plate ? Is "The Pair" alluding to the kit for both seats or one "Z" as a front and rear plate repair kit ? How...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 28 Jun, 2015 14:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FRESH SEAT BELT GUIDE FIXERS.
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Re: FRESH SEAT BELT GUIDE FIXERS.

Hi Southernboy. I have that problem caused by an overenthusiastic passenger yanking on the belt before looking at why it would not run out freely. How do they get applied and can it be carried out with the seats Insitu ? As you probably realise - I am in the UK so what would be an "All-in" price or ...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Fri 26 Jun, 2015 11:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 6912

Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Fully understand. For your location and circumstances Paul coming out to fit the hood or you driving to Stockport would seem the best option. For me Stockport is 3 hours + each way, so benefit of travelling to Stockport is not so great. Having family in the Midlands to visit and break the journey a...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Thu 25 Jun, 2015 22:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 6912

Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Hi to all of you fans/supporters of Soft-Tops in Croydon. As tempting as it is with the apparent saving - it is not what it appears and especially for me. I would be doing a 530+ miles round trip and a fuel cost of some £100.00 at motorway speeds,tyre wear at motorway speeds and with a minimum of 5h...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Thu 25 Jun, 2015 16:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 6912

Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Hi roadvoyager1. The pockets that are on the original Z3 hood is there for a specific reason and without it the hood is under considerable stress when in the up position and just at the point of locking into place. Without the pockets there is also stress on the seam from the need to tension the hoo...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Thu 04 Jun, 2015 17:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How much do you like your Z3
Replies: 93
Views: 36958

Re: How much do you like your Z3

one doesn't have to talk to make conversation". Even more-so after a couple of glasses of quality red wine and in a darkened room with plenty of Mood Music. .... You drink wine with your Z in a darkened room ?!?! Hi bertiejaffa. Actually - no I do not,I think that there is either a misunderstanding...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Wed 03 Jun, 2015 12:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How much do you like your Z3
Replies: 93
Views: 36958

Re: How much do you like your Z3

mine zed is now going even better now I'm learning how to treat her ,she gives me a hint if I press the throttle too quick the radio or CD player stops working for a few seconds then comes back on,doesn't happen if I take things slowish peter2b Hi Peter. Interesting,could it be that the music is ap...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Wed 03 Jun, 2015 12:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How much do you like your Z3
Replies: 93
Views: 36958

Re: How much do you like your Z3

mine zed is now going even better now I'm learning how to treat her ,she gives me a hint if I press the throttle too quick the radio or CD player stops working for a few seconds then comes back on,doesn't happen if I take things slowish peter2b Hi Peter. Interesting,could it be that the music is ap...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Tue 26 May, 2015 09:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How much do you like your Z3
Replies: 93
Views: 36958

Re: How much do you like your Z3

Start her up,drop the top....... it's all about anticipation and reward, like sharing time with a good friend. One doesn't have to talk to make conversation - it's a mutual experience. Hi Southernboy. Yes,so true and especially :- "One doesn't have to talk to make conversation". Even more-so after ...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 24 May, 2015 17:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 ROADSTER MANUAL
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Re: Z3 ROADSTER MANUAL

I came across this website, but since I already have the Bentley's Manual I haven't downloaded it as offered at this link. It provides a clear and easy to reference index for the Bentley's Manual. http://www.scribd.com/doc/29657719/BMW-Z3-Repair-Manual-1996-2002-Complete-Index#scribd Maybe others w...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 24 May, 2015 16:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How much do you like your Z3
Replies: 93
Views: 36958

Re: How much do you like your Z3

I love my 2.0 Auto Z3 that much I occasionally let it listen to my favourite Bob Dylan and Van Morrison albums and during reflective periods I will put some Reba McEntire and Eva Cassidy into the player.
Best listened to at either totally illegal speeds or just bumbling along at circa 40 to 56mph.
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Fri 08 May, 2015 23:11
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My New Zed
Replies: 11
Views: 2511

Re: My New Zed

The cars a 2.8 it has 87k on it with service book stamped every 10k .i looked at lots of 1.9's but having owned a 2.8 before the 1.9's where ok but i don't think i would ever have been truely happy as my heart was set on a nice 2.8. This car came up locally and was a steal at 2.5k alot cheaper than...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Fri 08 May, 2015 20:47
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My New Zed
Replies: 11
Views: 2511

Re: My New Zed

Hi Antm72. Nice motor. Is it a 1.9 ? What sort of mileage has it covered ? Atlanta Blue was my original choice but after looking at and driving several 2.8 Auto variants I settled for a 2.0 Auto in Topaz Blue Metallic. Indeed,I am currently thinking of moving my Volvo V70 D5 SE Geartronic along in f...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Thu 07 May, 2015 19:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 6912

Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Posted this some where else but i saw on flebay Soft Tops in Surrey are doing mohair z3 tops for about £365 in black and blue peter2b Hi Peter. Yes but that will be supply only. There is another company,again on E'bay, they will supply for £333.00 There is also an E'bay listing under Monsoon as E'b...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sat 02 May, 2015 12:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 6912

Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Hi Tim. I have spoken with Paul and almost certainly the work will be carried out end May/early June - he is very busy at present. I will be going over to him for an afternoon booking. Interestingly,I asked him about the appearance of a larger screen and he has said that it is the same size as the B...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Tue 28 Apr, 2015 22:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 6912

Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Hi TitanTim. The top on your car looks absolutely stunning and it has the Pockets/relief vents as per the original - as is mine. At present I cannot check as my Z3 is in Warrington having failed an MoT this morning with a broken NS rear spring. I am actually having two fitted,not just the one. Is yo...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Tue 28 Apr, 2015 22:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 6912

Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Duplicated post has been edited out I must get a new tin of Raid and attack those blasted gremlins again.
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 27 Apr, 2015 20:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 6912

Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Hi to you all again. Well thank you for your inputs on this subject and whilst the chap in Croydon is a very tempting proposition, the 500+ miles round trip is just a little bit of a no brainer and especially at 28mpg and a total trip time of some 14hrs provided there are no hiccups/hold-ups. It app...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 27 Apr, 2015 17:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 6912

Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Hi to you all out there. Well it appears that my original 2000 (W) BMW Z3 black Mohair Hood has seen better days !!!! The top edge along the rear screen and two of the corner radii have come out from under the trim strip and are reusing to tuck back in - even with my trimmers prying tool. It is unti...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Wed 22 Apr, 2015 11:09
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Shifting the dreaded Alge.
Replies: 17
Views: 5387

Re: Shifting the dreaded Alge.

Mine was quite green, so I just used Renovo, but left if on for an hour (making sure it didn't dry), then hosed it off. All the green has gone. Hi BladeRunner. I also have the full Renovo Kit but the Mohair is otherwise all OK and just needed the Algae dealing with. Milton is for nothing,Renovo is ...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Wed 22 Apr, 2015 10:44
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Shifting the dreaded Alge.
Replies: 17
Views: 5387

Re: Shifting the dreaded Alge.

Hi This post is really useful, and I have now got myself a bottle of the Milton Sterilizer (from a baby shop!!) and am ready to go. So when applying is it just a case of dipping the toothbrush into the diluted solution and working small areas? This will take an age I can imagine to do the whole roo...