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by Gordon13
Mon 29 Dec, 2014 20:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window drop with hood operation ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1350

Window drop with hood operation ?

Is it possible to make the windows drop slightly when operating the hood? I have an electric hood and as per the hand book instructions drop the windows before operating it, but im sure ive seen some Z's doing it automatically? Is it a later software, and if so is it possible to upgrade? Regards Gor...
by Gordon13
Tue 07 Oct, 2014 21:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Best Vanos repair kit ?
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Best Vanos repair kit ?

So, Ive had the Z for a week and a half now and put lots of happy miles on it, however, it is displaying all the symptoms of Vanos failure, not rattling, but poor performance under 3k, and a pronounced 'hic up' as you pull away. Original owner had the inlet cam position sensor changed, ive found the...
by Gordon13
Wed 01 Oct, 2014 20:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Buzz topz any opinions?
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: Buzz topz any opinions?

Amazing the difference 24 hours makes - every thing has changed !

Now have the Z stored under cover, so I am now after a light-weight dust cover ?
by Gordon13
Tue 30 Sep, 2014 22:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Buzz topz any opinions?
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: Buzz topz any opinions?

Hi, The Buzztop cover has been 'discussed to death' in previous posts, if you do a search on this site for the thread you can read and arrive at your own conclusion. I had a friend who bought one and it faded terribly and left black marks on the paintwork, admittedly they left it on unused for a le...
by Gordon13
Tue 30 Sep, 2014 21:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Buzz topz any opinions?
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Buzz topz any opinions?

I'm Looking to protect the car a bit over the winter and started looking at covers. I found a link to 'Buzz topz' on the BMWLand forum and the members there give them the thumbs up.

Any one have any experience or views on these ? they are less than half the price of Cabrio Shield ?
by Gordon13
Tue 30 Sep, 2014 20:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New car, happy boy (and wife) :)
Replies: 4
Views: 646

New car, happy boy (and wife) :)

Thanks to all the advise from forum members on purchasing a Z3, this is what I have bought for a bit over 3K '51 2.2, 44,000 miles backed up with all the MOTs and service history (unfortunately not all BMW) Electric Hood, M sport electric heated seats, Electric mirrors, 6 CD changer. Done a few hund...
by Gordon13
Fri 19 Sep, 2014 17:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 purchase. Pros & Cons?
Replies: 16
Views: 2549

Re: Z3 purchase. Pros & Cons?

WOW huge response, thanks to every one that responded. Lots more info to peruse. Recon on a post 2000 car, 2.2,2.8 or 3.0. - I think that's right, im still a little rusty on the aray of engine choices. Vanos seems to be the Achilles heel. Which were single and which were twin ? Easy fix ? Thanks for...
by Gordon13
Wed 17 Sep, 2014 19:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 purchase. Pros & Cons?
Replies: 16
Views: 2549

Z3 purchase. Pros & Cons?

First post on this Forum so 'Hello' I was pointed in this direction on the BMWland forum (my current car is an E61 ) as I am looking at getting a Z3 for 'nice days' use. I've had the 2.2 suggested as a decent choice but is the 2.0 that much different? I don't think I need to go for a 2.8/3.0 Any com...