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by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 06 Apr, 2015 18:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Marking of Z3 from fitting of Hard-top.
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: Marking of Z3 from fitting of Hard-top.

Hi Robert. Well that is reassuring and I don't think.
What I cannot understand is why it is only at the back and between the Buffer Blocks on the radius and not on the full length of the contact area.
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 06 Apr, 2015 14:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlights polishing problem
Replies: 23
Views: 2816

Re: Headlights polishing problem

Hi Inferno. Have you tried using G3 compound BUT it must be put on by hand and with a damp cloth. I have experienced a similar issue with the headlight units on my 2005 Volvo V70. It has made an improvement in the short time that I was applying it. The surface has a feel of having been shot-blasted ...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 06 Apr, 2015 11:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Marking of Z3 from fitting of Hard-top.
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Marking of Z3 from fitting of Hard-top.

Hi to you all again. Further to my earlier post of 21st March. reference :- Hooked wrench for Z3 hard-top adjustment. I have no discovered that the knocking noise is not mechanical and or related to the top bushes on the rear struts as was recently suggested by a guy in a garage. It was clearly rela...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Wed 01 Apr, 2015 15:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Looking for a low miler
Replies: 7
Views: 843

Re: Looking for a low miler

Hi offyourmarks. What is your budget ? There is currently a rather nice looking 2000 (W) reg 2.0ltr Auto Z3 in Topaz Blue Metallic on E'bay with 35,750 miles on it at £6,000.00 This is the listing :- BMW Z3 2.0 Roadster Automatic (Only 35,750 miles). The car is in South Croydon,Surrey and at a used ...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Tue 31 Mar, 2015 12:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Staggered wheels on a Z3 (2ltr Auto).
Replies: 0
Views: 334

Staggered wheels on a Z3 (2ltr Auto).

Hi to you all out there. I am looking at fitting my Z3 with the staggered wheels and tyre combination that are actually genuine BMW fitments/options - according to the user manual. I have the wheels,recently secured after a successful offer to an E'bay seller. They were originally advertised with a ...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 22 Mar, 2015 16:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hooked wrench for Z3 hard-top adjustment.
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Hooked wrench for Z3 hard-top adjustment.

I have a set of spacers and a hook spanner which I can loan to you, but they must come back for the benefit of other members. PM me your address and I will post them to you when I get a chance. Cheers R. Hi Robert. That is very nice of you to offer,I will keep it in mind. The hardtop is coming off ...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 22 Mar, 2015 12:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hooked wrench for Z3 hard-top adjustment.
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Hooked wrench for Z3 hard-top adjustment.

Hi again Boysie. I have a set (4),again original and mint 16" wheels but with Goodyear Eagle F1's all around. The tread pattern is as the Maxxis MA-Z1's and like the Maxxis they are directional. It has been suggested that perhaps going to a slightly wider pair of boots on the rear but sticking with ...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sat 21 Mar, 2015 22:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hooked wrench for Z3 hard-top adjustment.
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Hooked wrench for Z3 hard-top adjustment.

Make sure you have the spacer gauge before adjusting it Sent from Boysie via tapatalk Hi Boysie. The top was originally fitted for me but it appeared to be slightly tilted at the rear line and not running parallel to the rear top panel ahead of the boot lid. I, as such do not have a spacer gauge bu...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Fri 20 Mar, 2015 23:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hooked wrench for Z3 hard-top adjustment.
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Hooked wrench for Z3 hard-top adjustment.

It's easy to adjust the hard top fixings once it is off the car, you don't really need this to undo the locking nut. Well I didn't. Hi The Surveyor. I do not wish to adjust the hood whilst it is off of the car. I wish to make small adjustments whilst it is one - as it currently is,albeit I am going...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Fri 20 Mar, 2015 20:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hooked wrench for Z3 hard-top adjustment.
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Hooked wrench for Z3 hard-top adjustment.

Hi to you all out there. Can anyone help me with acquiring a BMW Hooked Wrench. I was thinking perhaps a past owner that had one that has ended up just being put-away with other redundant tools. I nearly had a Thrombi when I rang my local BMW dealership and was told - Yes we can still supply you wit...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Tue 13 Jan, 2015 10:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.0 ltr Diesel Auto.
Replies: 35
Views: 6173

Re: Z3 2.0 ltr Diesel Auto.

hi gizzE & Rafolian. Now that we have got that cleared up and we all do agree that the OBC's work very much in favour of the manufacturer, then PLEASE don't forget the various Tax Collecting Governments around the world that also benefit from the motorists that drive around with their heads in Cloud...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Tue 13 Jan, 2015 00:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.0 ltr Diesel Auto.
Replies: 35
Views: 6173

Re: Z3 2.0 ltr Diesel Auto.

Hi again gizzE. I am a little confused here with your bit about :-- I was just replying to your comment saying that you need to calculate mpg properly. Do you mean you -as in me or you you mean you as in you in that I had stated that point. I cannot recall actually using that expression - please en...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 12 Jan, 2015 20:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.0 ltr Diesel Auto.
Replies: 35
Views: 6173

Re: Z3 2.0 ltr Diesel Auto.

Hi again gizzE. My BMW Z3 2.0ltr Auto is a 2000 (W) one that does not have a kidology OBC and therefore all of my figures are factual and actual. Hey? Yeah I know. I was just replying to your comment saying that you need to calculate mpg properly, I just said yeah obviously. I then explained how ou...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 12 Jan, 2015 19:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.0 ltr Diesel Auto.
Replies: 35
Views: 6173

Re: Z3 2.0 ltr Diesel Auto.

Hi again gizzE. My BMW Z3 2.0ltr Auto is a 2000 (W) one that does not have a kidology OBC and therefore all of my figures are factual and actual.
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 12 Jan, 2015 11:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.0 ltr Diesel Auto.
Replies: 35
Views: 6173

Re: Z3 2.0 ltr Diesel Auto.

Hi again to you all out there. Whilst this is of my own doing and strictly speaking is off Z3 topic - it is nevertheless an interesting subject and point of debate. Now a profound statement :-- unless all of you professors of motoring fuel economy are only doing physical fuel checks and brimming eve...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 11 Jan, 2015 23:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.0 ltr Diesel Auto.
Replies: 35
Views: 6173

Re: Z3 2.0 ltr Diesel Auto.

diesel in a convertible will be like being parked next to an old bread van every time you pull up. get a gas conversion if you want to save fuel. Hi gookah. I am not angling to save fuel. My 2.0ltr Auto Z3 is an old man's toy. My other wheels are a Volvo V70 D5 SE Geartronic. It is only a snip behi...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 11 Jan, 2015 23:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.0 ltr Diesel Auto.
Replies: 35
Views: 6173

Re: Z3 2.0 ltr Diesel Auto.

So again, why would you want to do it? :D Hi gizzE. Who said that I wanted to do it ? I certainly didn't - I only asked if it had been done. If owners of Z3's or people that might desire one can buy or have an insurance uneconomical repair and put a new glass fibre jacket onto a Z3 skeleton - then ...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 11 Jan, 2015 20:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.0 ltr Diesel Auto.
Replies: 35
Views: 6173

Re: Z3 2.0 ltr Diesel Auto.

It is turbo. But why would you want to do it? I had an E46 320d touring, which is the engine you are talking about, and it was auto. I used to average 33mpg in that, and round town it was down to around 26mpg, on a very steady run it would get 38 maybe 39mpg, only once saw 40 while in Scotland for ...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 15 Dec, 2014 15:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.0 ltr Diesel Auto.
Replies: 35
Views: 6173

Re: Z3 2.0 ltr Diesel Auto.

Would have to be from the 3 series because as far as I am aware the Rover is front wheel drive? Hi Rafolian. Yes,you are absolutely correct - the Rover 75 is indeed front wheel drive. I had overlooked that small detail. Not being familiar with the 3series - does the 2.0ltr auto come as a turbo inje...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 15 Dec, 2014 14:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.0 ltr Diesel Auto.
Replies: 35
Views: 6173

Z3 2.0 ltr Diesel Auto.

:idea: Hi to you all out there.
Please do not shout and scream at me BUT has anyone carried out or does anyone know of a conversion that has been carried out on a Z3 using the 2ltr Auto Diesel unit from the 3series or from a crashed Rover 75 2.0ltr with the BMW unit that was used ?
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 23 Nov, 2014 17:26
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Shifting the dreaded Alge.
Replies: 17
Views: 5445

Shifting the dreaded Alge.

Hi to you all out there albeit this is not confined to just Zeds it is applicable to any vehicle with a Mohair Hood. After trawling the internet for a proven resolve to removing Algae and especially as come Spring I will be doing a full hood Renovo job. The Algae has got to be regularly attacked to ...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Fri 21 Nov, 2014 12:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220348

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Hi g8jka. Absolute apologies for my unforgivable error - yes I can see that now. I had actually picked up on an earlier post that seemingly had your forum ID attached to it but I cannot recall where the link/connection with Liverpool came from. It is not an excess of wines or booze,it must be linked...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Thu 20 Nov, 2014 14:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220348

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

You are better saving your photos in something like Photobucket, then just copying the IMG code and pasting it into your post. Hi TR4man. I was of the understanding that when an image is uploaded from my PC onto this or any other forum that it is published and then forgotten about and does not actu...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Thu 20 Nov, 2014 11:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220348

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Hi to you all. I am trying to upload an image but I am getting this ;-- Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.

What is it all about and how do I correct the issue or does it mean that I delete all of my saved images :shake: and throw away my camera? :head:
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Thu 20 Nov, 2014 11:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220348

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

2 new tyres for the front wheels and 6 months tax http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr64/g8jka/CF642D8B-804C-4314-9E44-37DEA0D7B8B7-351-0000000682A51AE7.jpg Hi g8jka. I am running those all around on my Z3 2.0ltr Auto. I got mine from Pemberton Tyres,Pemberton,Wigan. I have been buying from them s...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Tue 23 Sep, 2014 13:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How much do you like your Z3
Replies: 93
Views: 37665

Re: How much do you like your Z3

If the Z3 was a Transformer it would kick Optimus Prime off of the throne! I have always loved the look of the Z3. The front end looks like giant lions' paws reaching, clawing its way forward through the bitumen - taking the rider for the ride of his/her life. The roar from the back end reminds you...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Thu 04 Sep, 2014 12:19
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Another Newbie from Lancashire.
Replies: 15
Views: 1831

Re: Another Newbie from Lancashire.

[quote="Thaliman"]Update on rattle. Before I bought the car last year, it had been fitted with non BMW rear break pads. These were replaced and problem solved. Work done by Blackpool Motor Works (BMW - geddit?) in Lytham - BMW and Mini specialists.[/quote Hi Thaliman. Now that is an easy one to reme...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 01 Sep, 2014 18:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220348

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

littlefeller wrote:i will have a butchers, but will start another thread as i dont want to clog this one up, i will name it dash cam
Hi littlefella. OK but why dash cam? Is that because the power feed can be taken from the same point?
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 31 Aug, 2014 22:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220348

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

a dash cam, for £13 :shock: everyone should buy one of these, could save you a furtune. it doesnt have to be exelent video, just enough to show whats going on, or rather what happend :lol: i will wire mine into the heated rear screen switch/loom as i no longer need it but its still all there. Hi li...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sun 31 Aug, 2014 16:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220348

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

a dash cam, for £13 :shock: everyone should buy one of these, could save you a furtune. it doesnt have to be exelent video, just enough to show whats going on, or rather what happend :lol: i will wire mine into the heated rear screen switch/loom as i no longer need it but its still all there. Hi li...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Wed 27 Aug, 2014 22:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Inspection 1 & Inspection 2 comparisons
Replies: 14
Views: 1950

Re: Inspection 1 & Inspection 2 comparisons

Robert T wrote:GSF = German Swedish French Car Parts. :wink:

Cheers R.
Hi Robert. Thank you for the info. I will check with my 'Man that Does' but I am sure that he will know of them and has probably used them when I had my 1997 Volvo V70 T5 CD Auto.
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Wed 27 Aug, 2014 15:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Inspection 1 & Inspection 2 comparisons
Replies: 14
Views: 1950

Re: Inspection 1 & Inspection 2 comparisons

The rear squat sounds as if only one handbrake drum is working properly, so if adjustment does not improve matters,removing the caliper and disc would be worthwhile. It is possible that the internal linkages need to be replaced - they are cheap enough from GSF. Hi Mike. Thank you for the heads-up o...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Wed 27 Aug, 2014 10:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Inspection 1 & Inspection 2 comparisons
Replies: 14
Views: 1950

Re: Inspection 1 & Inspection 2 comparisons

Apart from having no stamp in your service record I can`t see any other issues. If you are doing your own servicing it might be wise to keep all the receipts for parts so you have some proof to show a future buyer that the work has been done. A full service book can make a car easier to sell if you...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Wed 27 Aug, 2014 09:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Inspection 1 & Inspection 2 comparisons
Replies: 14
Views: 1950

Re: Inspection 1 & Inspection 2 comparisons

Cooper1 - I am somewhat curious by your comment "When the green lights go down I use a coat hanger [reset] to make sure they all appear again so the car stays 'in tune' and runs like a new one". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zdzsE3Wpz0 Watch this video which explains how to reset the service lig...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Tue 26 Aug, 2014 19:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Inspection 1 & Inspection 2 comparisons
Replies: 14
Views: 1950

Re: Inspection 1 & Inspection 2 comparisons

Hi to all that have replied. I am intrigued!!!!!!!!!!! My anticipated annual mileage with all year round use will be circa 6,000 BUT I do have a Volvo V70 for general duties - including towing a large twin axle caravan. Mike - I am experiencing a little bit of a 'squat' on the nearside rear when I a...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 25 Aug, 2014 23:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Inspection 1 & Inspection 2 comparisons
Replies: 14
Views: 1950

Inspection 1 & Inspection 2 comparisons

Hi to you all out there. I am beginning to realise that the 'Inspections' are seemingly quite simply the equivalent of a major/full service and an intermediate service but which is which? Also based upon mileage between the 'Inspections' what is the normal with the Z3's? My Volvo is a full service e...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Wed 20 Aug, 2014 23:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lowest mileage Z3?
Replies: 33
Views: 4436

Re: Lowest mileage Z3?

Hi to you all out there. As desirable as the car might be we all probably need to look at it with pragmatic eyes. Cars do need to be used and not just stored even if up on blocks or axle stands. The oil and fluids need circulating and not just by firing them up and listening to the burble of the exh...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Tue 05 Aug, 2014 16:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Why bother. !!!
Replies: 41
Views: 3858

Re: Why bother. !!!

Rafolian wrote:Mustang poss '67-'68? Didn't start making them until 1964.
Hi Rafolian Yes they were first made in March of 64 and rolled of the production line in April of 64.

It was a typo error and a need to visit SpecSavers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Tue 05 Aug, 2014 13:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Why bother. !!!
Replies: 41
Views: 3858

Re: Why bother. !!!

Now guys, you know there's only one way to drive when the temperature gets a bit too hot to handle, as demonstrated by this young lady: http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n620/wonder1oaf/z3topdown_zps46e1323b.png That's correct ... hood down, side screens down, deflector up. The deflector can be m...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Tue 05 Aug, 2014 12:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Why bother. !!!
Replies: 41
Views: 3858

Re: Why bother. !!!

Roof down and windows down. Roof down no matter how short the journey, weather permitting. It can get too hot sometimes in traffic so I use the aircon. The roof on this one is always down, so are the windows :) http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c363/stateside-imports/1966%20Mustang%20vert/IMG_1772_...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Tue 05 Aug, 2014 10:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Where is the Avatar image tab?
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Where is the Avatar image tab?

BladeRunner919 wrote:Click on 'User control panel', then select the 'Profile' tab, then click on 'Edit avatar'.
Hi BladeRunner. Thank you for your help. I swear that I had been there - done that and had no luck. Avatar now in place. Perhaps I need a visit to the optician!!!
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 04 Aug, 2014 23:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Where is the Avatar image tab?
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Where is the Avatar image tab?

Hi to you all out there. I have searched through my profile page and settings page and cannot see any means of inserting an image with my forum ID,what am I missing please?
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Mon 04 Aug, 2014 22:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The Auto tell-tale light.
Replies: 1
Views: 185

The Auto tell-tale light.

Hi to you all out there. My 2000 (W) 2.0ltr Auto Z3 currently 66,000 miles has shown the Auto tell-tale light a few times. The first time was whilst driving slowly through a 30mph built up area and then again twice after engaging reverse and then drive. There are no odd noises and when the car was i...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sat 26 Jul, 2014 23:04
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Another Newbie from Lancashire.
Replies: 15
Views: 1831

Re: Another Newbie from Lancashire.

Thanks for the information - Southport isn't that far if it can rid me of that rattle! The handle? We like to holiday in Goa and I do rather like Indian food - especially " thalis" Thanks again! Hi Thaliman. The handle - Nice One. It is well advised to ring first because an appointment may be neces...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Sat 26 Jul, 2014 21:42
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Another Newbie from Lancashire.
Replies: 15
Views: 1831

Re: Another Newbie from Lancashire.

Hi - another relative newbie from near Lytham. I have a silver 2.8 wide body Z3 - bought for fun summer driving. She's 15 years old with 140k miles on the clock but, touch wood, runs well, burns no oil and can still shift. I envy some of these guys on this fantastic forum who can do a lot of the wo...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Thu 24 Jul, 2014 15:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220348

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by ARoosterinaRoadster » 24 Jul 2014, 11:29 Hi to you all again. Well I have just ordered an indirect item for my Z3. It is a dedicated bespoke 7x3 Pent Roof Shed with the sole intention of storing my Hardtop complete with trolley and cover albeit is longer and slightly wider than needed it wil...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Thu 17 Jul, 2014 10:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: foot well lighting
Replies: 161
Views: 19824

Re: foot well lighting

........ Perhaps this is a better pic of what you want to achieve ??....... :D http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa370/Bugsy7/6947321_orig.jpg yes but in orange. this is on the back burner for now, its going to replace my side repeaters, though there is some debate as to the legality of this Hi S...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Wed 16 Jul, 2014 18:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Project - 1998 M Roadster
Replies: 80
Views: 10983

Re: New Project - 1998 M Roadster

Hi Sailorbaz. Yes,absolutely spiffing and I bet you are just itching to get out in her. Savour the moments,all of them.
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Tue 15 Jul, 2014 19:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What do you think about a 2-tone Z3?
Replies: 12
Views: 629

Re: What do you think about a 2-tone Z3?

Hi carbloke and to you all. Yes,I nearly resorted to this notion until I found a match to my car via a forum member ( lightning) that another forum member Kevin ( kjayf) had a Topaz Blue Hardtop complete with all fittings,trolley and cover and also with the benefit of the rear screen blanket. Many m...
by ARoosterinaRoadster
Wed 09 Jul, 2014 20:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Project - 1998 M Roadster
Replies: 80
Views: 10983

Re: New Project - 1998 M Roadster

Sailorbaz wrote:Sorry guys, but talk about a thread hijack.

Would you mind taking that discussion to a new thread please?
Thanks.
Hi Sailorbaz. Since apologies on my part,it was totally unintentional but you know how easy it is to loose track and get carried away.