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by Devon Z
Sun 13 Jan, 2013 10:28
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Alternatives for USB Power outlets.
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Alternatives for USB Power outlets.

I've fitted a double lighter socket on a fly lead in the glovebox and put a twin port USB socket off E-bay in one socket.
by Devon Z
Wed 09 Jan, 2013 13:40
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The story so far 2.0ltr Titanium silver
Replies: 103
Views: 23274

Re: The story so far 2.0ltr Titanium silver

May I ask what filler you have used? I've redone mine twice and got sinking around the filler.
by Devon Z
Sun 30 Dec, 2012 14:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wipers.....
Replies: 14
Views: 504

Re: Wipers.....

Wrong 20", but your'll proberbly want to put some "bigger!" ones on.
by Devon Z
Fri 28 Dec, 2012 22:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: best alarm system
Replies: 30
Views: 2078

Re: best alarm system

Another ex alarm/audio fitter here for 15 years in the late 80s and 90s!! still got the bad back to prove! The interior sensor on mine works really well, the sirans are crap and I've not found an output from the control box to operate a seperate one, I'm not even sure if its battery back up. I did f...
by Devon Z
Sat 22 Dec, 2012 18:34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Whos doing what at Xmas
Replies: 17
Views: 920

Re: Whos doing what at Xmas

I'll be working 13 hours @ treble time, then on call for Boxing Day so no drink!! then six days off!!

I hope everybody has a happy and safe Christmas.
by Devon Z
Sat 01 Dec, 2012 00:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: First time EML light?
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: First time EML light?

Thanks I'll see how it goes.
by Devon Z
Fri 30 Nov, 2012 22:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Painful knob solution - ALL SORTED :o)
Replies: 71
Views: 1661

Re: Painful knob solution

I put a micro fiber cloth on mine overnight, mind you it is in a garage and it was only 5 Deg C.
by Devon Z
Fri 30 Nov, 2012 21:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: First time EML light?
Replies: 2
Views: 153

First time EML light?

Just gone to put the zed in the garage started her up and the EML and traction lights come on and the engine is idling very lumpy, turn her off and grab my code reader from the garage and plug it in, turn the ignition on and no lights, run code check and it says P0505 idle air control system. I clea...
by Devon Z
Mon 26 Nov, 2012 13:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW Car Club
Replies: 53
Views: 2050

Re: BMW Car Club

I think I'll turn to another page.
by Devon Z
Sun 25 Nov, 2012 22:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW Car Club
Replies: 53
Views: 2050

Re: BMW Car Club

Titan - are you receiving a copy of 'Straight Six' every month? If not, and you have paid an initial fee of £45 (£35 on renewal by direct debit) then contact the Club Office. Mike's reply explains the reason why I don't join. Is the magazine really worth £35 per year? All the other benefits that I ...
by Devon Z
Tue 20 Nov, 2012 22:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Favorite Mod?
Replies: 67
Views: 2594

Re: Favorite Mod?

The ones that made the most difference to the driving experience were gear knob replacement then Amsoil and bleed clutch. I've had my Eibach springs on so long I can't remember what it was like before but they make car look so much better. The one I've done resenly that makes the front look soo much...
by Devon Z
Sun 18 Nov, 2012 18:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Soft Top Protector Covers
Replies: 121
Views: 11284

Re: Soft Top Protector Covers

I've seen marks like this before when I worked in a bodyshop left by masking tape! It's down to very soft paint usually straight colours, red was always a favourite for it but also black. Put anything against it for any length of time and it will leave a mark, explains why some are having issues but...
by Devon Z
Sun 04 Nov, 2012 19:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 HARDTOP & FITTING KIT FOR SALE
Replies: 4
Views: 1525

Re: Z3 HARDTOP & FITTING KIT FOR SALE

the_youth wrote:Decent price. Wish I was closer to Gatwick.
Wish I had the money!!!
by Devon Z
Wed 31 Oct, 2012 21:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: chrome side grills- yes or no?
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Re: chrome side grills- yes or no?

Best place for chrome gills is in the skip next to the aero body kit!!
Look ok on a silver car becouse you can't really see that their chrome.
by Devon Z
Mon 29 Oct, 2012 18:38
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Iconic mobile phones discuss
Replies: 7
Views: 1140

Re: Iconic mobile phones discuss

I still use my silver Motorola Razr on pay as you go and they still sell for £30 to £50 on e-bay. I was working as an auto electrition when the first cell phones came out and went on a intsalation to Robert Bosch for a car phone/portable phone that was Scandanavian Army issue, that was where the cel...
by Devon Z
Sat 27 Oct, 2012 19:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Grills
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Grills

And ????
by Devon Z
Wed 24 Oct, 2012 07:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Folding the hood in cold weather?
Replies: 17
Views: 603

Re: Folding the hood in cold weather?

Thanks......not, I'll ask the question "correctly!!" elsewhere then.
by Devon Z
Tue 23 Oct, 2012 23:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Folding the hood in cold weather?
Replies: 17
Views: 603

Folding the hood in cold weather?

Looks like there's some crisp cold but sunny weather on the way and I've heard all the horror stories of the window cracking and to warm the inside of the car and window before folding the hood, well what about putting it back up after your drive and the windows got cold again?
by Devon Z
Wed 03 Oct, 2012 21:06
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: bimmerforums.com problem?
Replies: 9
Views: 963

Re: bimmerforums.com problem?

Been on this evening with no problems.
by Devon Z
Tue 04 Sep, 2012 15:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cam position sensors?
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Cam position sensors?

Thanks for the replies.
by Devon Z
Tue 04 Sep, 2012 00:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cam position sensors?
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Cam position sensors?

Has anybody replaced theres with ones from Euro car parts?
They list two for the inlet side.
by Devon Z
Tue 04 Sep, 2012 00:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215013

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A nice shiny set of winter wheels well that was last week :lol: http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/3811/p1010938.JPG http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/4616/p1010939a.jpg http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/6763/p1010940n.jpg Tyres week after next, Hardtop hopefully before the years out :) Tim. So n...
by Devon Z
Mon 03 Sep, 2012 19:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215013

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Another six months road tax!!!
Looks like a bit of an Indian summer 8-)
by Devon Z
Mon 20 Aug, 2012 20:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Winter Wheels & Tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 1040

Re: Winter Wheels & Tyres

TitanTim wrote:Anyone? or do we all hide our Zeds away during winter :head:

Tim.
Yes I do 8-) mines for driving around top down in the sunshine, not in the rain with a hardtop on :lol:
Got my Volvo V70 R for some winter fun :)
by Devon Z
Sat 11 Aug, 2012 01:00
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Red P reg 1.9 southbound M5 tonight!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 288

Red P reg 1.9 southbound M5 tonight!!!

You've got indicators use them!!!!!
by Devon Z
Wed 08 Aug, 2012 09:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How many misserable zedders out there?
Replies: 20
Views: 1844

Re: How many misserable zedders out there?

I stopped bothering years ago!
by Devon Z
Sun 01 Jul, 2012 14:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Top quality customer service. Well, lack of...
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Top quality customer service. Well, lack of...

I've ordered two wish bones for my Volvo last week and wouldn't deliver to an address other than cardholder!! Paid for next day delivery, waited in all day didn't arrive, they did refund the shipping and they arrived the next day with the delivery guy telling me they did try to deliver and put a car...
by Devon Z
Fri 15 Jun, 2012 12:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front mud flaps fitted.
Replies: 10
Views: 494

Front mud flaps fitted.

Fitted my S/hand front mud flaps today, many thanks to lookinfoolish, and first impression as has already been said is the quality is very poor and I'll see if they grow on me.
by Devon Z
Fri 08 Jun, 2012 18:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tweeters fitted on dash blanking plates - cables go where?
Replies: 12
Views: 403

Re: Tweeters fitted on dash blanking plates - cables go wher

What blanking plates on the dash :!: there side window demister vents aren't they :?: just a thought :lol:
by Devon Z
Mon 28 May, 2012 17:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hood with glass window?
Replies: 34
Views: 3558

Re: Hood with glass window?

Yes that's why it's a replacement hood, once they've got patent sorted they will post a video of one working.

I hardly look out back window anyway :lol:
by Devon Z
Mon 28 May, 2012 17:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hood with glass window?
Replies: 34
Views: 3558

Hood with glass window?

There's a thread on Bimmerforums US about a company that is close to producing a replacement hood with a glass window for the Z3, they've done it for Alfa spiders. Their talking maybe £400/£500 which isn't bad but not saying if it's heated or not. I'm sure some kind sole will post a link to the thea...
by Devon Z
Sat 12 May, 2012 22:44
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Low mileage Z3's in the south west.
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Low mileage Z3's in the south west.

Thought mine was fairly low at 23k well there's two on E-bay in my area with 16k ! Both 3 litres one auto.
by Devon Z
Tue 08 May, 2012 18:27
Forum: Performance
Topic: Wheel Arch Flaring
Replies: 16
Views: 2227

Re: Wheel Arch Flaring

I think if you fit the rear axle from a 1.9 car your M wheels will fit ok. Check this out but I am sure someone has done it. PM me if you need any of the parts as I am breaking a narrow body 1.9 and have all the bits Just what I going to say :lol: , at the end of the day do want it to really look l...
by Devon Z
Sun 06 May, 2012 20:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How To: View the original options list for any BMW online
Replies: 27
Views: 4735

Re: How To: View the original options list for any BMW onlin

I remember sitting down with options list and picking all mine :shock: and they listed them on the invoice as well :roll: when I think mines now worth about what I spent in options in 1999 :head:

Never mine, the sun's out 8-)
by Devon Z
Sun 06 May, 2012 18:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recommended Gearbox Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 2030

Re: Recommended Gearbox Oil

Ahh power steering, haven't changed that one :lol: still unsure wether to change my washer fluid :?: thats been in 13 years :!:
by Devon Z
Sun 06 May, 2012 10:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Post 2000 Wind Deflector, No Roll Hoops
Replies: 11
Views: 889

Re: Z3 Post 2000 Wind Deflector, No Roll Hoops

Keep checking E-bay, I've seem them on there regularly :) thats the non roll hoop one.

Just looked on E-bay, there's 10 on there but I don't know how to post links, your looking £200 though :shock:
by Devon Z
Sun 06 May, 2012 09:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recommended Gearbox Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 2030

Re: Recommended Gearbox Oil

I used a small hand pump, there used a lot by boat owners to suck the oil out of the engine rather than drain it, used it in reverse to put the oil in.
by Devon Z
Sat 05 May, 2012 20:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhaust blocked, broken inside? & local car spotted
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Exhaust blocked, broken inside? & local car spotted

Gazza wrote:
Devon Z wrote:I think you will have to put cat's on, it's a legal requirement now :(
Yes but change the rear box to perk up the sound :)
Oh yes :lol:
by Devon Z
Sat 05 May, 2012 20:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhaust blocked, broken inside? & local car spotted
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Exhaust blocked, broken inside? & local car spotted

I think you will have to put cat's on, it's a legal requirement now :(
by Devon Z
Wed 02 May, 2012 19:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recommended Gearbox Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 2030

Re: Recommended Gearbox Oil

I've just replaced mine with Amoil synthetic MTF from Opie oils, lot's of good reports in the states and after a few miles transformed the gear change on mine :lol: haven't got a clue what colour tag my gearbox has :?: I never saw one when I changed the oil.
by Devon Z
Mon 30 Apr, 2012 20:51
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: for sale z3 2.8 chrome exhaust tips
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: for sale z3 2.8 chrome exhaust tips

There's a trader on E-bay asking £20 for one! so it's a good deal if their new :lol: I'd have them as a spare but I just got a set of S/H one's and my old set weren't in bad nick anyway :) plus I'm thinking of putting the black chrome one's back on :?
by Devon Z
Tue 24 Apr, 2012 19:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1.9 or 2.0
Replies: 31
Views: 1142

Re: 1.9 or 2.0

I've had both and there isnt much in it performance wise it's way they do it. The narrow body 1.9 16v revs beautifully and feels nimble very MX-5ish :lol: mind you it was 13 years ago I had mine and only for 18 months till I got my 2.0 which in comparison feels bigger and delivers it's power in a sl...
by Devon Z
Fri 20 Apr, 2012 13:52
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: New French Motoring Laws
Replies: 33
Views: 4963

Re: New French Motoring Laws

Cross France off my list of places to visit :? Won't loose any sleep over it :lol:
by Devon Z
Sat 14 Apr, 2012 12:02
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Cleaning Engine Bay?
Replies: 7
Views: 953

Re: Cleaning Engine Bay?

I clean mine with diluted Bilt Hamber Surfex HD. I haven't bought any trim gels recently, so just using up some Autoglym bumper care gel I happen to have, but it works OK. http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p501/OldskoolRS/IMGP6372edit.jpg How did you get all the waxy lacquer type stuff they put r...
by Devon Z
Tue 03 Apr, 2012 22:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Question to those who have changed their diff oil?
Replies: 15
Views: 494

Re: Question to those who have changed their diff oil?

Gazza wrote:My diff oil was changed recently, did the same as you have and refilled until it overflowed the hole.
Yep filled it till it ran out of the filler hole and there was still 100ml in the bottle!
by Devon Z
Tue 03 Apr, 2012 21:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Question to those who have changed their diff oil?
Replies: 15
Views: 494

Question to those who have changed their diff oil?

I've just changed the diff oil in my 2 litre (non LSD) so bought 2lts of Castrol Syntrac as the handbook says capacity of 1.4lts and proceeded to drain it off and refill to only manage to get in 1lt!! I checked what had come out at 1.1lt, ran the car and checked again on the level and the oil just r...
by Devon Z
Mon 02 Apr, 2012 21:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine rattle
Replies: 14
Views: 847

Re: Engine rattle

This seems to be a problem mine dos'nt have :lol:
Makes a change :)
by Devon Z
Thu 29 Mar, 2012 18:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Just about had it with the Z3
Replies: 19
Views: 1223

Re: Just about had it with the Z3

So have you replaced both your sensors with OE BMW one's now? Which inlet sensor did you get from GSF they do two one for £28 and one for £58! they also say they do an OE exhaust sensor for about £60.
by Devon Z
Mon 26 Mar, 2012 10:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M console now in
Replies: 8
Views: 598

Re: M console now in

Need to extend the wires to the obc to reposition it under the arm rest. http://i934.photobucket.com/albums/ad186/peterandjenny/1a0c586a.jpg Out of interest did you look to see if the OBC fits in the instrument holes? If I was do this I'd like to keep it in the centre hole and leave out the clock. ...
by Devon Z
Mon 26 Mar, 2012 10:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hello and Gutless 2.2
Replies: 32
Views: 2119

Re: Hello and Gutless 2.2

Well the hose was changed and that got rid of most of the problems, but I felt it was still a bit fluffy from 1000 to 3000 revs. So this morning swapped the camshaft inlet sensor and the plugs and I now have a perfect running car, she pulls smoothly from 1000 to the red line and I am so happy, went...