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by pingu
Wed 16 Mar, 2005 20:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: servicing
Replies: 9
Views: 971

£525 is about right if it includes the coolant and brake fluid changes. About £100 to £150 too much if it doesn't include them. It also depends on where the garage is - cost of premises, etc. Sorry, I don't know where Witham is. Try supplying your own oil and spark plugs. That should cut the cost ri...
by pingu
Fri 04 Mar, 2005 13:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Quick answer wanted please - Brake Prices
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Thanks, Chaps.

I'll wait until I get back.

My bags are bulging as it is!!
by pingu
Thu 03 Mar, 2005 16:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Quick answer wanted please - Brake Prices
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Quick answer wanted please - Brake Prices

Can anyone help, please? What are the UK prices for the following GENUINE parts (1997 Z3 2.8 [LB85963]): Front brake pads ($94.87) Front brake sensors ($31.62) Rear brake pads ($91.11) Rear Brake sensors ($24.19) I'm in the States and want to know whether to get spares here. Last chance to shop will...
by pingu
Wed 02 Mar, 2005 23:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Breezin' near Dayton, OH
Replies: 0
Views: 249

Breezin' near Dayton, OH

Just seen a 2.0i Z3 breezing (you'll know what that means) along 675 between Dayton and Miamisburg.

Was it you?
by pingu
Tue 01 Mar, 2005 03:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear Discs and Pads
Replies: 16
Views: 931

Got my Haynes for £14 from Amazon. It's a 3 Series book, with mentions of the Z3 in the appropriate places.
by pingu
Tue 01 Mar, 2005 03:11
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Lost Luggage !!
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Thanks for that. I've had some response from Targus. They will only say that it is 230v. They won't tell me the upper tolerance limit. Which, from the compensation point of view, is a good thing. I can now go to United and tell them that the manufacturer says that my charger is not suitable for UK u...
by pingu
Mon 28 Feb, 2005 00:10
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Lost Luggage !!
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Got it back now.

Just got to try and get some compo, cos I bought a charger for the laptop. That's $120 that I spent because THEY lost my bag.

Good news - it works from 12vDC
Bad news - it only goes to 230vAC

I'll have to check with Targus to find out if it's UK compliant.
by pingu
Sun 27 Feb, 2005 15:37
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Lost Luggage !!
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Lost Luggage !!

I've made it to Dayton, OH - pity my suitcase didn't :head: Last seen in Chicago - answers to the name of "Case". Good old United Airlines :evil: The bag wasn't very heavy, which may cost me dear, as liability is $20 per kg. So, I'll probably only get about $200 Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price ...
by pingu
Sun 27 Feb, 2005 15:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z Spottings on Film
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Z Spottings on Film

Just watched "Shall We Dance?", cr@p film only redeeming feature was the Z3 in the underground car park.

Apart from the obvious Bond film, where else have Zs made it onto celluloid?
by pingu
Sun 27 Feb, 2005 14:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 alarm - wont switch on
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Have you tried?

Two things I'd try. 1. Manually switch the alarm off, using the alarm key. Wait a while (just in case there's a minimum reset time). Go make a cup of tea. Finish cup of tea. Switch back on. Test. 2. If still broke, disconnect earth lead on battery make sure you have code for radio . Again do the cup...
by pingu
Thu 24 Feb, 2005 14:48
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: March 11th Red Z NoZe Day, London Bridges Cruise?
Replies: 109
Views: 13311

siwilson wrote:Cool idea, but sorry, I'll be in Hanover.
Scholvin Strasse? :mrgreen:

Deffo, Red Nose Day if it is :oops:
by pingu
Wed 23 Feb, 2005 09:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Parts list CDs ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1461

eBay Bids

sorry to shout, but PLEASE DO NOT BID ON EBAY UNLESS YOU ARE PREPARED TO PAY THE BID PRICE. as stated in messages above, I can only honour the first bidder at £9.13. All other bidders will have to pay the price they bid. If you want a pack for £9.13, please e-mail me and I will post a new auction an...
by pingu
Sun 20 Feb, 2005 17:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Parts list CDs ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1461

Sorry, I can't do the "Buy Now" for £7.99 as I haven't sold enough yet. I think you have to have 10 positive feedbacks before you can use that facility. What I've offered to do is to post new auctions (same rules apply). First bidder from this forum to bid on the auction for £7.99 and contacts me is...
by pingu
Sun 20 Feb, 2005 14:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Parts list CDs ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1461

Parts List CDs

Can't burn to DVD as I have no DVD writer. I've just started selling them on eBay and I would appreciate it if people bought them from there rather than buying privately. That way you can leave feedback the world can see!! These are not just straight rip-offs from other eBay sellers. I feel I've add...
by pingu
Thu 17 Feb, 2005 12:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear Screen Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 801

It's not for the faint-hearted, but look here:

viewtopic.php?t=3652&highlight=
by pingu
Sat 12 Feb, 2005 00:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My wipers don't work
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Well Done on being able to recode the new key fob. I remember spending a very uncomfortable afternoon with my back on the seat, my feet nearly through the back window and my head in the passenger footwell when I did mine :evil: What you've almost certainly done is disturb the wire going into the "W...
by pingu
Fri 11 Feb, 2005 22:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Towing, Transporting my Zed
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Not sure if Parrot means what I'm going to describe. My Dad has a frame that tows the "casualty". It is chained on and all the wheels stay on the ground. You take the steering lock off and the vehicle just follows you. Seems to work OK. I think it was around £300, but I'm not sure. http://cgi.ebay.c...
by pingu
Fri 11 Feb, 2005 21:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: mz3 side chrome gills for standard z3
Replies: 16
Views: 1185

Someone near me has done it. I agree with Phil. I'll say no more as I can't afford a complete respray :!:
by pingu
Wed 09 Feb, 2005 20:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Here
Replies: 19
Views: 1475

pingu wrote:I think that...
The 2.8 has always had a power hood as standard.
Roll hoops were an option until they became standard after the facelift in 99.
CD player and air con have always been optional extras.
I was referring to UK spec, sorry for any confusion.
by pingu
Wed 09 Feb, 2005 20:00
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Is any one going to Donnington?
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Re: Donnington?

Mr Tim wrote:when is Donnington?
April 3 (from memory)

BTW, where was that 3rd photo taken? Look like some interesting cars in the car park.

Alpine with the bonnet up, no surprise there!!
by pingu
Wed 09 Feb, 2005 19:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone know if these will fit my Z?
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

That is for a set of 4 8½" x 17 - aren't the front and rears of Z3's always different sizes? Good shout, Nero. ETK shows 7-1/2 J x 17s on the front and 8-1/2 J x 17s for the rear, or 7 J x 16 front and rear. I thought that mine were the same front and rear - this proves it. I've got the standard 16...
by pingu
Wed 09 Feb, 2005 19:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Independant specialists
Replies: 3
Views: 583

£5,000 in garage bills, OMG :bawl:
by pingu
Wed 09 Feb, 2005 19:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone know if these will fit my Z?
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Looking at the ETK, a 17" wheel should have a 225/45 on the front and a 245/40 on the rear (based on my chassis number for a 1997 2.8)

The KSD on my laptop is not working, so without the part number I don't know if the wheel is compatible.
by pingu
Wed 09 Feb, 2005 18:38
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: ONE Series = 258 BHP>>> Spokey Beware!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 958

8.35? Must be the girlie, Clarkson can't drive that fast :lol:
by pingu
Wed 09 Feb, 2005 18:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: car sticker`s
Replies: 22
Views: 2003

is this a window sticker (interested), or a paint sticker (not interested)?

any pictures of it?

can we also have user names?
by pingu
Wed 09 Feb, 2005 18:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Here
Replies: 19
Views: 1475

Jon......My power hood is listed as a extra in the BMW printout I got for my 2.8 along with the roll hoops, CD player, air con ect I think that... The 2.8 has always had a power hood as standard. Roll hoops were an option until they became standard after the facelift in 99. CD player and air con ha...
by pingu
Tue 08 Feb, 2005 22:08
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Madona - shaken and stirred
Replies: 6
Views: 735

reminded me of the time my youngest wouldn't put his seatbelt on. I calmly drove to an empty carpark then ... :twisted:

... he never refused to put his seatbelt on again
by pingu
Mon 07 Feb, 2005 00:34
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Daytime Running Light Module (DRL)
Replies: 14
Views: 2505

Blimey, seemed a lot easier on the "M"! If you can get the top off the fusebox it wouldn't be too bad, but I was starting to round-off the inside of the Torx nearest the passenger door, so decided it was safer to move the fusebox forward an inch. You still need to do all the other things to gain ac...
by pingu
Sun 06 Feb, 2005 11:40
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Crazy Insurance Qoute!! Help!
Replies: 16
Views: 6138

I've got a friend who lives in NI and uses his Granny's address in Lancaster. Saves about £300 per year.
by pingu
Sat 05 Feb, 2005 20:33
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Crazy Insurance Qoute!! Help!
Replies: 16
Views: 6138

Have you tried the online quotes you can get from the AutoTrader website?

www.autotrader.co.uk
by pingu
Sat 05 Feb, 2005 20:24
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Daytime Running Light Module (DRL)
Replies: 14
Views: 2505

Re: Daytime Running Light Module (DRL)

Has anyone bought and fitted one of these. It's a unit that plugs into the electrics and automatically switches on the headlights when you start the car on but at 50% brightness. At night you pull the light switch out as normal. Sounds easy to fit but does anyone have part numbers, costs and and hi...
by pingu
Thu 03 Feb, 2005 22:45
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: eBay: CD manuals TIS, EPC etc
Replies: 6
Views: 575

See viewtopic.php?t=3598&highlight= for details.

PM me if you're interested.

This TIS and ETK is only any good for vehicles upto 2002. If your's is newer than that then you can get stuff from eBay. There is a 2004 version available.
by pingu
Thu 03 Feb, 2005 22:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Spotted - Enstone Airfield
Replies: 1
Views: 900

Re: Spotted - Enstone Airfield

Paul Drawmer wrote:... very tidy red Z1 ...
Spokey, surely not?
by pingu
Thu 03 Feb, 2005 22:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The looks I get!
Replies: 36
Views: 3209

"Nice car" from a yoof on a pushie

My reply: "Nice bike"
by pingu
Thu 03 Feb, 2005 22:19
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: eBay: CD manuals TIS, EPC etc
Replies: 6
Views: 575

See viewtopic.php?t=3598&highlight= for details.

PM me if you're interested.

This TIS and ETK is only any good for vehicles upto 2002. If your's is newer than that then you can get stuff from eBay. There is a 2004 version available.
by pingu
Thu 03 Feb, 2005 22:17
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: eBay: CD manuals TIS, EPC etc
Replies: 6
Views: 575

See viewtopic.php?t=3598&highlight= for details.

PM me if you're interested.

This TIS and ETK is only any good for vehicles upto 2002. If your's is newer than that then you can get stuff from eBay. There is a 2004 version available.
by pingu
Sat 29 Jan, 2005 11:04
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: New Bentley Workshop Manual Out
Replies: 5
Views: 733

if the TIS is good enough for BMW Main Dealers, it's good enough for me. Around £5 on eBay.
by pingu
Wed 26 Jan, 2005 21:32
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: YOUR Future ???????? NOW its The TOLLS !!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1029

Spokey I've kept above 30mpg except that day with you.

21 (TWENTY ONE) mpg - did you syphon my tank at Naseby? :lol:
by pingu
Wed 26 Jan, 2005 21:27
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: New Bentley Workshop Manual Out
Replies: 5
Views: 733

must be individually hand-written for that price. i think i'll stick to my US Haynes manual (£13 from amazon).
by pingu
Wed 26 Jan, 2005 09:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 zip-in window
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

that must be fitting only.
by pingu
Wed 26 Jan, 2005 09:36
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: YOUR Future ???????? NOW its The TOLLS !!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1029

A much better way to gather the funds would be to scrap the road fund licence and put the money on fuel. Gas guzzlers and high mileage would be hit hard, and so they should be. There would be no need for "Big Brother" technology that is bound to be flouted by those with the resources (jammers, etc. ...
by pingu
Tue 18 Jan, 2005 08:18
Forum: Performance
Topic: Inspection II
Replies: 6
Views: 1370

S1 AVV, that's an excellent price. I had the same (+ fuel filter) and it was £530. Mine was done at Bridgegate, Derby last March. Was yours maindealer, or independant?
by pingu
Tue 04 Jan, 2005 18:54
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Welcome back ZRoadster.net
Replies: 39
Views: 2176

yaba daba do - oops, that's yogi. not quite sure what pingu would say, but it would sound like he's swearing :lol: , cos everything he says sounds like that.
by pingu
Tue 14 Dec, 2004 20:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Model Identification ??
Replies: 1
Views: 557

i assume you are using ETK. if you are, the best thing to do is use the chassis number where it asks for the serial number.

they want the last seven characters (two letters, five numbers).

e-version of ETK found here:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do
by pingu
Thu 18 Nov, 2004 20:01
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Odours ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1583

Do you know the history of the car?

Pessimistic thinking would suggest it's been for a swim.
by pingu
Wed 17 Nov, 2004 21:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: I cant get it out of my mind! Those rear screen thingy's
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

at least all those years watching Blue Peter weren't wasted.
by pingu
Mon 15 Nov, 2004 22:46
Forum: Better Driving
Topic: A fiver for IAM training?
Replies: 10
Views: 2346

bit of a "Clary" moment there, oops.

ooh er missus :oops:


to make matters worse - i meant shorter !!
by pingu
Mon 15 Nov, 2004 21:59
Forum: Better Driving
Topic: A fiver for IAM training?
Replies: 10
Views: 2346

thanks for that guys. i may take you up on that when the nights get longer.
by pingu
Sat 13 Nov, 2004 09:06
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Unscheduled runs...
Replies: 9
Views: 1473

Z3 weather today - I'm off to see the Peak District :mrgreen:

Need to back for 2pm :bawl: , or I 'll get strung up by the ...

... ankles :shock:
by pingu
Fri 12 Nov, 2004 22:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear Screen
Replies: 6
Views: 1557

Several top tips. None of this will make much sense unless you have the rear window kit and the instructions to refer to, but here goes: 1. Do not attempt it on your own. 2. Check the weather forecast and do it outside on the brightest day you can. Lots of light, little chance of rain and radiant he...