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by pingu
Sun 11 Dec, 2016 03:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: an offer you can't refuse
Replies: 13
Views: 1629

Re: an offer you can't refuse

peter2b wrote:Nothing was mentioned, after I told the service chap I had a twin arm car lift in my man shed so I was going to do it my self once I got my mgb gt off it that I'm referbing
Peter2b
I guess that means that it must have been free. And as my £250 was the lowest bid - I win :D :cheers
by pingu
Sat 10 Dec, 2016 16:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: an offer you can't refuse
Replies: 13
Views: 1629

Re: an offer you can't refuse

Boosh wrote:...how much are you going to save by doing those jobs yourself? They surely slipped in a 'little' quote, didn't they?...
Please - do tell. There is a virtual pint at stake here :D .
by pingu
Fri 09 Dec, 2016 01:35
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: A Surprise From WeBuyAnyCar.com
Replies: 8
Views: 1124

Re: A Surprise From WeBuyAnyCar.com

I have no intention selling the car. I was just surprised that the offer was almost reasonable, compared to the £1,000 that I was offered the last time.

I wonder what my Ferrari 250GTO is worth :shock: .
by pingu
Thu 08 Dec, 2016 20:01
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: A Surprise From WeBuyAnyCar.com
Replies: 8
Views: 1124

A Surprise From WeBuyAnyCar.com

Last time I did it, they offered £1000 for the M with 120,000 miles on it.

I thought that I'd try it again for a laugh and this was the response with 129,000 miles...

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by pingu
Thu 08 Dec, 2016 18:13
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 - Auction
Replies: 12
Views: 2243

Re: Red Z1 - Auction

Do people who bid at auction just go over the top because of auction fever?

I cannot understand how something with a one hour warranty can attract a premium price.
by pingu
Mon 05 Dec, 2016 21:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: an offer you can't refuse
Replies: 13
Views: 1629

Re: an offer you can't refuse

just booked my z3 in for a winter check wash and hoover out and with any luck a bmw brolly at my local bmw dealer in Shrewsbury for the princely sum of £25 peter2b I think we should have a Xmas game. Guess the quote for work :D I guess £200 - £250 + VAT. If it needs a service and an MOT, I revise m...
by pingu
Fri 02 Dec, 2016 23:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Shift Pin Tools for ZF S5D 320Z Gearbox
Replies: 1
Views: 397

Re: Shift Pin Tools for ZF S5D 320Z Gearbox

There is usually one of these on eBay.

If you want a set, PM me or see my eBay listings

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/sony_jim/m.html?
by pingu
Sun 27 Nov, 2016 21:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220844

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

after 5 months hiding in its cover hard top on all ready for winter , only trouble I loosened the 3 screws on the front latches to line it up guess what lost the t25 key that does them up got another some where too dark now peter2b If you've lost it, buy a full set from Halfords for about £10-£15. ...
by pingu
Sun 27 Nov, 2016 21:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Shift Pin Tools for ZF S5D 320Z Gearbox
Replies: 1
Views: 397

Shift Pin Tools for ZF S5D 320Z Gearbox

£41.99 delivered in UK (£55 delivered overseas)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332045872676
by pingu
Sat 26 Nov, 2016 19:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear Window Defrost/demist
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: Rear Window Defrost/demist

I found out today that having a permanent wind deflector means that the heater-to-clear trick doesn't work. Anyway...

by pingu
Wed 23 Nov, 2016 23:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Halfords Deals.......looky looky.
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: Halfords Deals.......looky looky.

In fairness to Halfords they're the only shop so far that has vaguely inspired me about Black Friday. All tools are 15% off today (except the 200 piece set). The Advanced stuff is great quality. I would however encourage you to make sure that the 200 piece set is the best value for you. You may fin...
by pingu
Tue 22 Nov, 2016 12:58
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Cars as investments
Replies: 18
Views: 1760

Re: Cars as investments

It tends to be specific models of car that are the "investment". Lots of us talk about the "Z3" being a potential investment. Look at the reality of the current "good investments"... Capri 2.8 Injection - not the Capri 1.6 Laser Escort RS2000 - not the Escort 1.3GL Original Audi Quattro - not the A...
by pingu
Tue 22 Nov, 2016 00:56
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Cars as investments
Replies: 18
Views: 1760

Re: Cars as investments

It tends to be specific models of car that are the "investment". Lots of us talk about the "Z3" being a potential investment. Look at the reality of the current "good investments"... Capri 2.8 Injection - not the Capri 1.6 Laser Escort RS2000 - not the Escort 1.3GL Original Audi Quattro - not the Au...
by pingu
Sat 19 Nov, 2016 13:18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Needless ritual?
Replies: 23
Views: 1847

Re: Needless ritual?

Some people would call 1959 "modern". [emoji38] My Sprite is largely based on engineering from an earlier age. If it hasn't run for a while it seems to take some effort to get fuel through the carb, so spinning the engine without ignition would probably also help with that. I have to turn the ignit...
by pingu
Sat 19 Nov, 2016 13:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: tool box
Replies: 8
Views: 1044

Re: tool box

They have a black Friday event coming up on the 25th of this month I think....so they might be even cheaper, I try not to buy from Halfords but some times you have to for convenience etc.......their advanced range of tool\socket sets are highly rated tho, and come with a free lifetime no quibble re...
by pingu
Fri 18 Nov, 2016 19:11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Needless ritual?
Replies: 23
Views: 1847

Re: Needless ritual?

how many cars are on the road that do not do any of this at all, and they all seem to still be working fine... I think you are probably right. Next time I use my jallopy, I think I'll jump in, fling the door open so it bounces off the stop and closes by itself, start it up, rev the balls off it, sl...
by pingu
Fri 18 Nov, 2016 02:21
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Makeshift shelter - condensation?
Replies: 4
Views: 1026

Re: Makeshift shelter - condensation?

Airflow is good for airing the car, but bad when the wind gets up - as I found out a couple of winters ago :shock: .

Best might be to have air gaps, but to loop straps over the structure and bolt them to the floor.
by pingu
Fri 18 Nov, 2016 02:17
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Needless ritual?
Replies: 23
Views: 1847

Re: Needless ritual?

Some "rituals" do more harm than good. I don't think yours will do any harm. I always warm the engine up slowly before giving it the beans. That's why I don't do the "dawn runs" and I like being at the back on cruises :wink: . I don't see the point of engaging ALL the gears, but I always "squeeze" 2...
by pingu
Thu 17 Nov, 2016 19:17
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: Performance Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1787

Re: Performance Problems

John Wilson wrote:Thanks for sorting it out, Robert. You re a hero. Now just come round and sort out my landline cold calling.
Sorted...

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:D

BTW, thanks RT :)
by pingu
Thu 17 Nov, 2016 13:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S50B32 & S54 Constant Pressure Valve O-Ring & Tool
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: S50B32 & S54 Constant Pressure Valve O-Ring & Tool

You know that very much looks like the tool I made to do mine which I subsequently handed on for others to use. I made it out of a Renault sump plug adapter. Is this your ebay add Gary? Yup. Decided to make tools to sell. Lots of the things you can buy in the market-place are either over-priced, no...
by pingu
Mon 14 Nov, 2016 21:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S50B32 & S54 Constant Pressure Valve O-Ring & Tool
Replies: 3
Views: 609

S50B32 & S54 Constant Pressure Valve O-Ring & Tool

Seal to cure a leaking CPV AND the tool to replace it...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332031924109
by pingu
Mon 14 Nov, 2016 21:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S50B32 Vanos Seal Kits
Replies: 0
Views: 364

S50B32 Vanos Seal Kits

All the seals (including the solenoid seals that aren't supplied by Beisan)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332027642765

Video of how to fit them...

Removing the Vanos

https://youtu.be/aiLbv35Mhws

Removing the VANOS and the Diaphragm Springs

https://youtu.be/jgRI5t12GxY
by pingu
Tue 08 Nov, 2016 12:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Looks for all kinds of parts to fix our Z1 1989
Replies: 12
Views: 1739

Re: Looks for all kinds of parts to fix our Z1 1989

Have you checked RealOEM to compare part numbers with other models.

Shift Boot, for example, may also be fitted to an E30.
by pingu
Mon 07 Nov, 2016 12:32
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: 3.0 Z3 (2002) as a Donor car (shocking I hear you say !!)
Replies: 15
Views: 1664

Re: 3.0 Z3 (2002) as a Donor car (shocking I hear you say !!

I'd be very surprised if the driveshafts would be too weak to handle the torque. If you use a 1.9 diff, that could be too weak, but finding out is part of the fun :D . These torques are engine torques, you will have to calculate worst case scenarios using g/box and diff ratios... 1.9 torque = 180Nm ...
by pingu
Sat 05 Nov, 2016 20:10
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: New autotrader advert - anyone seen it?
Replies: 28
Views: 4905

Re: New autotrader advert - anyone seen it?

transit60 wrote:if the vanos need replacing I will use them as they have quoted £2k for a BMW recon unit fitted
Ouch.

Anyway, glad to read that you are enjoying your toy :D .
by pingu
Sat 05 Nov, 2016 19:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220844

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A Trolley jack jacking pad http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv218/Ardchyle/E0CC803C-0FBD-4879-A7AF-F76A7AE349D9_1.jpg http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv218/Ardchyle/3A976858-AFBD-4149-97AB-0219D128E7DA.jpg [skinflint]Would you be surprised to learn that I made one from some scrap wood?[/skinfl...
by pingu
Thu 03 Nov, 2016 19:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA Help Part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: INPA Help Part 2

Have you tried tilting it?

If it's difficult to remove, jack the car up on one side to see what happens.
by pingu
Tue 01 Nov, 2016 21:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: long tearm storage
Replies: 13
Views: 1379

Re: long tearm storage

The cure for that is to use the car. Driving it on a regular basis will also prevent possible brake caliper seizure, parking brake seizure and keep the battery charged. You might even enjoy it! :shock: Don't just drive it round the block, a half hour run will get every thing up to temperature, and ...
by pingu
Mon 31 Oct, 2016 01:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: long tearm storage
Replies: 13
Views: 1379

Re: long tearm storage

The problem that I mainly encounter is brake discs. I keep mine outside, so have weather problems, which you won't have. They corrode and squeal when I'm getting the car ready for MOT. I solve it by removing the discs and cleaning them on a lathe, but prevention would be better than cure. Another co...
by pingu
Fri 28 Oct, 2016 13:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z-Cars series in 2017!
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Re: Z-Cars series in 2017!

I'd like to see one of the rollcages. Custom cages do a couple at the moment, I would not be surprised if it is their standard cage. http://www.customcages.co.uk/Rollcage/LoadRollCage.castle?manufacturer=BMW&model=Z3%20Roadster&type=Multipoint Interesting that it goes through the bulkhead and welds...
by pingu
Thu 27 Oct, 2016 21:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z-Cars series in 2017!
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Re: Z-Cars series in 2017!

I'd like to see one of the rollcages.
by pingu
Tue 25 Oct, 2016 21:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: top speed
Replies: 12
Views: 1535

Re: top speed

139 mph, if Wikipedia is to be believed. Cheers R. wow - that's impressive. I had a 149 in the 330 (measured by GPS) and that's got 35% more power. I wonder how long it would take to get to 139 in a 2.2. The good news is that the car is good for at least 155, so you'll run out of puff before you ru...
by pingu
Tue 25 Oct, 2016 21:32
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Northern Spain in a Z3M
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

Re: Northern Spain in a Z3M

John Wilson wrote:Really interesting account. And fortunately the views didnt get in the way of the lovely Z3M.
What views?

You've given me itchy feet - I need another road trip 8-)
by pingu
Tue 25 Oct, 2016 18:37
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: 100,000 miles - any advise
Replies: 11
Views: 1172

Re: 100,000 miles - any advise

Thanks Del - Good call... I will check through the receipts and see if it's been done, I certainly haven't done it.... As for the rest of you cheeky lot.... lol However, in all seriousness if theres nothing else except check the water pump and put more fuel in it Ill be a happy man Get a book on En...
by pingu
Tue 25 Oct, 2016 18:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Changing the gearbox oil
Replies: 73
Views: 6906

Re: Changing the gearbox oil

BMW do not manufacture oil.... and they don't have a special oil made for them. The BMW specification is available from other sources like Castrol or Shell etc. Lets look at the description from BMW... MTF = Manual Transmission Fluid. LT-1 = Life Time (They don't specify if the "lifetime" is that o...
by pingu
Tue 25 Oct, 2016 13:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Changing the gearbox oil
Replies: 73
Views: 6906

Re: Changing the gearbox oil

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by pingu
Tue 25 Oct, 2016 13:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Changing the gearbox oil
Replies: 73
Views: 6906

Re: Changing the gearbox oil

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by pingu
Mon 24 Oct, 2016 15:25
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: 100,000 miles - any advise
Replies: 11
Views: 1172

Re: 100,000 miles - any advise

The gauge on the left is giving you a hint as to what do do next :wink: .
by pingu
Sun 23 Oct, 2016 15:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: bmw z3 bmw inspection11
Replies: 10
Views: 930

Re: bmw z3 bmw inspection11

My only concern would be brake fluid changing. It's dead easy with normal non-ABS dual circuit brakes, but I tried to bleed my son's Z4M Coupé brake system after changing the flexible hoses, and it was very difficult. Eventually we got Phil at CPC to do it with his electronic gear for controlling t...
by pingu
Sat 22 Oct, 2016 15:26
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bertiejaffa's ///M
Replies: 63
Views: 12015

Re: Bertiejaffa's ///M

Brian H wrote:Gutted for you Lee, not an easy dent to get out as there is a crash bar in the door at that height......good luck with the repair.
Ditto, but I'd definitely try dent repairer before contacting insurance.

Good luck with getting it (and them :twisted: ) sorted.
by pingu
Wed 19 Oct, 2016 17:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Better handling- where to start?
Replies: 29
Views: 2593

Re: Better handling- where to start?

Please don't take offense to this. Most sports cars are better than their drivers. Replace any items that are worn. Drive and enjoy. Exactly this. A sorted standard car has been designed by experts. - to a budget Only that it has been designed many many years ago. I know a guy who spent around 2 ye...
by pingu
Tue 18 Oct, 2016 21:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: Coolant

Cars are like horses. Some are working horses, some are thoroughbreds. Would you feed have fed Frankel the best feed that the best vets recommended or would you feed him some cheap stuff from Pets-R-Us just to save a few bob? I buy coolant for my vans in 25litre drums at £45 a pop, but my M gets the...
by pingu
Tue 18 Oct, 2016 10:42
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Autumn Colours Cruise Sunday 16th October 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1770

Re: Autumn Colours Cruise Sunday 16th October 2012

Thanks to Naill for arranging the meet.

I would have been at the back of 24 cars from Tintern Abbey to St Briavels if I hadn't detoured just before Scowles and done this... :D

by pingu
Tue 18 Oct, 2016 10:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Differential bush change
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: Differential bush change

It's an easy job with the cover off...

viewtopic.php?t=29073
by pingu
Tue 18 Oct, 2016 10:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Better handling- where to start?
Replies: 29
Views: 2593

Re: Better handling- where to start?

Migou wrote:Please don't take offense to this. Most sports cars are better than their drivers.

Replace any items that are worn. Drive and enjoy.
Exactly this. A sorted standard car has been designed by experts.
by pingu
Mon 17 Oct, 2016 23:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: Coolant

BMW's coolant is one of the few fluids they don't quote a prime supplier for. If you want to keep your BMW as spec'd, you should use BMW coolant and deionised water. You should be able to get it for £10 per bottle (1.5 litre). You will need three bottles to do a full coolant change, but you will hav...
by pingu
Mon 17 Oct, 2016 15:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS: "G-Power" supercharger kit Z3M s50b32
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Re: FS: "G-Power" supercharger kit Z3M s50b32

Do you have a link to the car build. It looks exciting :D .
by pingu
Fri 14 Oct, 2016 17:52
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: How to Repair the S50B32 VANOS
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

Re: How to Repair the S50B32 VANOS

I've just priced the whole job. Seal Kit - Beisan - $80 (£65). Best price on eBay is £55 (includes the solenoid seals which Beisan doesn't include) Anti-Rattle Kit - Beisan - $80 (£65) Anti-Rattle Tool - Beisan - $20 (£16) You could try to hold the pinion in a vice, but you would probably fail witho...
by pingu
Fri 14 Oct, 2016 13:29
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Big Yorkshire Breakfast Sunday 16th October @ Malton North Y
Replies: 4
Views: 972

Re: Big Yorkshire Breakfast Sunday 16th October @ Malton Nor

It used to be superb with a real mix of exotica and old jallopies.

Last time I went there were more Corsas than Ferraris.

Let us know what you think about it this year.