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by Devon Z
Fri 09 Aug, 2013 23:52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Premier league predictions
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: Premier league predictions

Who gives a **** :x bunch of over paid prima donnas.
by Devon Z
Fri 26 Jul, 2013 09:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Halfords oil
Replies: 10
Views: 884

Re: Halfords oil

Euro car parts are doing 5 litres QX Fully Synth for £17 at the moment, got it in both my cars at the moment.
At the time they were doing free a oil filter as well.
by Devon Z
Wed 03 Jul, 2013 21:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Low down misfire.
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: Low down misfire.

Update, number two plug had a brown stain around the base of the ceramic and all the electrodes looked worn so new set fitted and all good, originals were NGK I've replaced with Bosch we'll see how we get on. :)
by Devon Z
Mon 01 Jul, 2013 13:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Low down misfire.
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: Low down misfire.

c_w wrote:BOSCH plugs are rubbish, get NGK.
:?: :!:
by Devon Z
Mon 01 Jul, 2013 12:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Low down misfire.
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: Low down misfire.

Gazza wrote:It could be a coil pack breaking down, worth having a diagnostic check.
Done and nothing showing,
by Devon Z
Mon 01 Jul, 2013 11:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Low down misfire.
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Low down misfire.

Hi all, my 2.0 has developed a slight low down misfire (second gear 1500/2000rpm) thinking it may be plugs, reading up the Bosch 4 electrode plugs as fitted have a service life of 60k, Bosch 2 electrode have service life of 25k, if my plugs turn out to be iffy after 27k why don't I just replace with...
by Devon Z
Thu 27 Jun, 2013 10:33
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New Aston Martin Vanquish Volante
Replies: 8
Views: 1760

Re: New Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

I visited some friends at the weekend who live in a village 4 miles from Gayden and we were sat in the garden listening to the wonderful sounds coming from their test track. Also saw going through the village 2 Lamborghini's and a Mclaren, apparently Aston's got them all up there on test :lol: Someb...
by Devon Z
Mon 24 Jun, 2013 23:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - Z3 boot badge
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Wanted - Z3 boot badge

I've just taken the Z3 badge off the back of mine and it looks much better, I will be keeping it with the 2.0 badge I took off the day I got the car, but I did take measurements before I took it off if need them :) just in case I ever wanted to put it back on 8-)
by Devon Z
Sun 02 Jun, 2013 20:33
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: How long have you had your z3?
Replies: 31
Views: 1896

Re: How long have you had your z3?

Had ours 14 years, purchased new for £29,950 and just turned 27k.
Will never sell and at least if it's not worth anything it's not worth selling anyway.
by Devon Z
Sat 01 Jun, 2013 16:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 3.0i Intake Backfire Disaster Help Needed!
Replies: 63
Views: 3216

Re: Z3 3.0i Intake Backfire Disaster Help Needed!

Mike Fishwick wrote:The DISA system was fitted fron September 1998, when the M52TU engine was introduced
So is it the same unit on the M52TU as the M54? Will have to check part numbers.
by Devon Z
Fri 10 May, 2013 21:31
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Touching up?
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: Touching up?

I've had two spray cans mixed by Halfords and the match was very good.

But what do people do to smooth out their paint chips?
by Devon Z
Thu 09 May, 2013 23:10
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Touching up?
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Touching up?

The wife's just come back from a 500 mile road trip visiting friends so the Zed has a fresh batch of stone chips to sort out. Now I've always been able to get the colour coat and clear coat into the chips but are there any better ways of smoothing down the colour/clear coat. Also my OE Topaz Blue to...
by Devon Z
Thu 02 May, 2013 19:19
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: RED+new friend at Devon retail park.
Replies: 16
Views: 1469

Re: RED+new friend at Devon retail park.

Alfie wrote:
Devon Z wrote:Trago Mills by the look of it :)
You expect me to admit to that????
:oops: :lol:
by Devon Z
Wed 01 May, 2013 21:41
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: RED+new friend at Devon retail park.
Replies: 16
Views: 1469

Re: RED+new friend at Devon retail park.

Trago Mills by the look of it :)
by Devon Z
Tue 23 Apr, 2013 16:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air & Oil Filter kit - are these any good?
Replies: 30
Views: 2206

Re: Air & Oil Filter kit - are these any good?

I've used Triple QX from Euro Car Parts for some time with no problems. I don't leave it in until the service lights tell me to change but I wouldn't leave any oil in that long. Go for it. Just picked up 7 litres of Triple QX 5w-40 fully synth with a free Hengst oil filter(made in Germany and looks...
by Devon Z
Sun 14 Apr, 2013 13:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof water leak
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Roof water leak

That seal is in sections so the roof can fold, mine done it in same place and I found one of the sections wasn't located correctly in the frame also condition the seals so they are nice and supple. I've never really used mine in wet weather until recently but it's our only car at the moment and I've...
by Devon Z
Fri 12 Apr, 2013 23:04
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: *Wanted fine specimen Z3*
Replies: 16
Views: 844

Re: *Wanted fine specimen Z3*

Hi Eastsix Preferably not the 2.8, I'm unsure really as at the moment I am going by the reviews?! Regarding the face lift I'm guessing this is the later models, but with my budget, preferably face lift? I have test driven 1.9 so far (x3) all very different in driving performance and handling but al...
by Devon Z
Fri 12 Apr, 2013 21:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 1.9 *Timewarp car* (nothing to do with me )
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: BMW Z3 1.9 *Timewarp car* (nothing to do with me )

Del wrote:PM me when you decide to sell it off cheap :D
Sell it!!! never!! and least of all "cheap"
by Devon Z
Fri 12 Apr, 2013 18:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 1.9 *Timewarp car* (nothing to do with me )
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: BMW Z3 1.9 *Timewarp car* (nothing to do with me )

Same mileage as mine :lol: I've changed the oil every year and the batteries been changed then I thought this year I'd better change the washer fluid as it had gone down a bit after all the Mots :)

The front tyres are original and nothing on mine has "perished" 8-)
by Devon Z
Sat 06 Apr, 2013 15:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Best oil?
Replies: 28
Views: 699

Re: Best oil?

It says in the service book if you do less than 10k a year to change the oil annually, I've never used long life oil since the warranty ran out, I reset the lights at the same time.
by Devon Z
Wed 03 Apr, 2013 23:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Got my Euro facelift tails.
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Got my Euro facelift tails.

amancuso wrote:
Devon Z wrote:Just checked my 99 facelift and they are all separate single filament bulbs for tail/brake/fog/turn and reverse.
Thank you!
No problem :)
by Devon Z
Tue 02 Apr, 2013 21:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Got my Euro facelift tails.
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Got my Euro facelift tails.

Just checked my 99 facelift and they are all separate single filament bulbs for tail/brake/fog/turn and reverse.
by Devon Z
Tue 02 Apr, 2013 19:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Best oil?
Replies: 28
Views: 699

Re: Best oil?

Del wrote:I’m afraid I have no brand loyalty. For my next change will be using Euro Car Parts own brand Triple QX, fully synthetic 5W/40. Approved by VW, MB & BMW and only £17.10 for 5 litres. It also has the newest API SN rating. :)
I'm going to give that a try, really good price for fullsyn :)
by Devon Z
Tue 02 Apr, 2013 19:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Got my Euro facelift tails.
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Got my Euro facelift tails.

I can check later but I think it might have a extra 5watt tail light, so that's a 21/5watt 2 filament for running/tail and brake then a single 5watt running/tail, then fog reverse and indicator.

Could be wrong :lol: I'll check later when I get home.
by Devon Z
Tue 02 Apr, 2013 19:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220900

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

More petrol :shock: Esso super, she seems to like it :)
by Devon Z
Tue 02 Apr, 2013 19:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Nicely Done Z3
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Nicely Done Z3

I spec'd mine with them in 1999 I think they were a £400 option but when I went to trade mine in 2001 I nearly punched him when he gave the trade in price :shock: the reason he gave was that a lot of the options I had put on were now standard :? roll bars been one of them. 8-) My whole car's now wor...
by Devon Z
Fri 22 Mar, 2013 18:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Now Pay Attention 007 ......
Replies: 33
Views: 3527

Re: Now Pay Attention 007 ......

My works parking permit is always 007 :)
by Devon Z
Fri 08 Mar, 2013 20:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's your private plate?
Replies: 82
Views: 2532

Re: What's your private plate?

V11, lucky number seven, SPE my initials :) boring but means something to me and no illegal spacing required :lol:
by Devon Z
Tue 05 Mar, 2013 20:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: i need these wheels in my life
Replies: 17
Views: 861

Re: i need these wheels in my life

Olly2012 wrote:What is a "staggered setup" in respect of the wheels?
Wider wheels and tyres on the rear compared to the front. As per standard 17" Z3 setup of 7.5" front wheels and 8.5" rear.
by Devon Z
Sun 03 Mar, 2013 12:44
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: TAM and JKO spotted in Devon
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: TAM and JKO spotted in Devon

stupot50 wrote:
davieb wrote:Highly likely the same one, as it was in the car wash opposite the hospital.

Really? He cant think much of his car then as they use horrible brushes there that scratch the paintwork :x
As I recall its not the most cherished example.
by Devon Z
Sat 02 Mar, 2013 00:24
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Armageddon
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Armageddon

Just watching Armageddon for umpteenth time and noticed that as the M roadster is driving across the desert it's got the hardtop on, then when he's doing the business no hardtop!! bet Liv was pissed at having to take that off as well.
by Devon Z
Fri 01 Mar, 2013 18:11
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: TAM and JKO spotted in Devon
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: TAM and JKO spotted in Devon

There's a Silver S reg M roadster always parked at Sainsburys in Torquay think he must work there, it's the only M I see regularly. :o
by Devon Z
Tue 26 Feb, 2013 13:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220900

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

More road tax!!!
by Devon Z
Tue 19 Feb, 2013 19:27
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Zed on Paignton Sea Front
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: My Zed on Paignton Sea Front

Hope you bought a ticket, the wardens are s##t hot on the sea front :shock:
by Devon Z
Fri 15 Feb, 2013 20:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: i need these wheels in my life
Replies: 17
Views: 861

Re: i need these wheels in my life

('_')Z3 wrote:AC Schnitzer type IV racing
And on closer inspection a staggered setup, I've never seen that before.
by Devon Z
Tue 12 Feb, 2013 21:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220900

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Vic-Z3 wrote:Petrol .................................. Again..... :cry:
That's pritty much all mine gets these days :(
Did get a good deal on a Connects2 iPod adaptor for my old Sony head unit so now I can control the iPod and the track name is displayed on the headunit so no messing around with iPod now.
by Devon Z
Sat 09 Feb, 2013 14:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Help....filler flap rubber stop!!
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Help....filler flap rubber stop!!

Southernboy wrote:Try your local hardware shop...they use very similar little rubber bumpers on cupboard doors etc..they're generally peel and stick type things, but you may also find something cheaper than £6.00
Good idea I'll remember that next time, just been out in the daylight and found it on the drive :)
by Devon Z
Fri 08 Feb, 2013 20:34
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Help....filler flap rubber stop!!
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Help....filler flap rubber stop!!

Just put the part number in on the Cooper BMW parts website and they tell me it's £6.06!! Ouch!
I'll give my local dealer a ring not that they are very helpful when it comes to parts! "You mean you don't want to buy a car sir!! O?"
by Devon Z
Fri 08 Feb, 2013 20:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Help....filler flap rubber stop!!
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Help....filler flap rubber stop!!

Thanks that sounds reasonable :)
by Devon Z
Fri 08 Feb, 2013 18:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Help....filler flap rubber stop!!
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Help....filler flap rubber stop!!

Been cleaning my car today and whilst drying out filler cap area I've lost the little rubber stop off the filler flap, is anybody breaking a facelift zed?

I'll have a look on my drive tommorow but I don't hold out much hope.
by Devon Z
Wed 30 Jan, 2013 21:02
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Project progress
Replies: 125
Views: 11062

Re: Project progress

huntert wrote:Wheels on...still exhaust to do...Need to buy a proper camera today..these make it look crap......
The camera never lie's :o
by Devon Z
Mon 28 Jan, 2013 20:24
Forum: Performance
Topic: Winter tyres
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Winter tyres

It'll be time for water wings soon :shock:
by Devon Z
Thu 24 Jan, 2013 20:35
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Project progress
Replies: 125
Views: 11062

Re: Project progress

Like the colour, that's where it ends for me, enjoy.
by Devon Z
Tue 22 Jan, 2013 22:02
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Show us your snowmen
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: Show us your snowmen

I'd love to but....no snow!!...not a flake, not even an icey puddle.
by Devon Z
Sun 20 Jan, 2013 19:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: anyone got stuck in the snow?!!!!!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 763

Re: anyone got stuck in the snow?!!!!!!!

Lets just get a grip ( excuse the pun ) it will all be gone by the end of week!
by Devon Z
Sun 20 Jan, 2013 18:57
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Got bored....(took a camera)...
Replies: 21
Views: 2851

Re: Got bored....(took a camera)...

I love the front of the zed with no plate, first saw it in the US where some states don't need one, I've got a lot smaller 12"x3" plate on the front and so far no problems.
by Devon Z
Fri 18 Jan, 2013 18:50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Snow and the Roadster
Replies: 14
Views: 908

Re: Snow and the Roadster

What snow :shock: done nothing but rain all day here :( two inches of snow half a mile down the raod :?
by Devon Z
Wed 16 Jan, 2013 18:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Valuation
Replies: 20
Views: 1250

Re: Valuation

PCSAM wrote:i have classic policy with salvage return for free and 5000 mls per year with unlimited euro cover (no more than 90 days at a time ) and euro and UK breakdown cover £220 per year fully comp
Who is that with? sounds good.
by Devon Z
Sun 13 Jan, 2013 15:40
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Alternatives for USB Power outlets.
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Re: Alternatives for USB Power outlets.

Southernboy wrote:That means the output isn't "hot" until you switch the ignition on...nice! :wink:
Mines feed from the same supply as the radio so it's live in the key position before the ignition is on :? if that makes sense.
by Devon Z
Sun 13 Jan, 2013 13:08
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Alternatives for USB Power outlets.
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Re: Alternatives for USB Power outlets.

Where did you take the power from, and did you route the cable behind the center console and then into the glovebox ? Took the power from the assessery circuit (audio) and if I remember right the cable drops through a hole in the panel above the glovebox so it dosn't get in the way of the glovebox ...