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by aceman
Fri 15 Jun, 2012 13:16
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Harewood 2012 - Concours of the North - June 17th
Replies: 25
Views: 5156

Re: Harewood 2012 - Concours of the North - June 17th

Mmm, weather not looking too hopeful at the mo. :(
by aceman
Thu 14 Jun, 2012 20:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Just changed my Seat Bushes - Thank you!
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Just changed my Seat Bushes - Thank you!

You are welcome sir, another happy customer that's what I like to hear. :D
by aceman
Wed 13 Jun, 2012 12:45
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: Newbie

Just give me a bell when you want to sort out your seats I have just the fix for you (see link in signiture) :D
by aceman
Tue 12 Jun, 2012 22:25
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Harewood 2012 - Concours of the North - June 17th
Replies: 25
Views: 5156

Re: Harewood 2012 - Concours of the North - June 17th

Sounds good although have to play it by ear as our lass is working and not sure she can quite get back in time to allow me to meet up at ferrybridge may end up going straight to Harewood so don't hang around for me guys. :wink:
by aceman
Tue 12 Jun, 2012 13:06
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Harewood 2012 - Concours of the North - June 17th
Replies: 25
Views: 5156

Re: Harewood 2012 - Concours of the North - June 17th

myredzed wrote:I'm up for meeting at Ferrybridge too. How about meeting at 9ish with a view to departing for Harewood at 9.30?
Nick Wright wrote:Showcars - no need to book, just try and make sure you are on site and set up for 9.30 am
Ian that would seem to suggest we need to be a little earlier ! :wink:
by aceman
Sun 10 Jun, 2012 15:08
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Harewood 2012 - Concours of the North - June 17th
Replies: 25
Views: 5156

Re: Harewood 2012 - Concours of the North - June 17th

I am up for this Bill what time do you all want to meet at Ferrybridge.
by aceman
Fri 25 May, 2012 13:40
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Insurance Providers
Replies: 32
Views: 3536

Re: Insurance Providers

Similar to XVar but £252 with RH Classic Insurance 3k miles on a Z3M !! :D
by aceman
Wed 23 May, 2012 13:10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Z3 for sale in BMW Dealer
Replies: 1
Views: 561

Re: Z3 for sale in BMW Dealer

They have had that for a few months now but not suprising at that price really although I think is is quite low mileage even so still over priced.
by aceman
Sun 20 May, 2012 09:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat Bushes done - thanks
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: Seat Bushes done - thanks

You can't get the bushes from BMW they will try and sell you the complete seat runners which cost £hundereds. I will give you a PM with details. :wink:
by aceman
Tue 15 May, 2012 18:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat Bushes done - thanks
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: Seat Bushes done - thanks

Another happy customer that's what I like to hear. :D
by aceman
Tue 08 May, 2012 16:58
Forum: Z3 range knowledgebase
Topic: Seat bushes done on an early '98, quick guide;
Replies: 15
Views: 7931

Re: Seat bushes done on an early '98, quick guide;

Good to know you got them done ok. :D

Yes it is only the thickness of the bushes that need adjusting to fit the outside dimensions should be OK as I have machined them to be the correct fit in that respect.
by aceman
Sat 05 May, 2012 22:06
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M roadster insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: Z3M roadster insurance

Renewed with RH Insurance last month for £253 with 3000 limited mileage. your car needs to be 10 years or older for their classic policy but the good thing is you do not require any no claims discount as they don't take that into account on a classic policy so would be right up your street.
by aceman
Fri 04 May, 2012 13:46
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal
Replies: 661
Views: 168105

Re: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal

Still suffering from the incurable disease Schnitzeritus I see John. :D
by aceman
Wed 02 May, 2012 19:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: setting mileage on clock cluster
Replies: 17
Views: 1572

Re: setting mileage on clock cluster

EEPROM - Electronic Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory :wink:
by aceman
Sun 22 Apr, 2012 20:59
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Pics from winter work on my M Roadster
Replies: 50
Views: 9770

Re: Pics from winter work on my M Roadster

Boanke, absolutely stunning car an absolute credit to you sir. with regard to your new vanos pressure regulator how did you set the pressure of the new one or did you not adjust it and fitted it straight out of the box so to speak. I am curious as it has been mentioned in the past this can effect th...
by aceman
Sat 14 Apr, 2012 21:37
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Yorkshire Cruise Saturday 14th April 2012
Replies: 53
Views: 12260

Re: Yorkshire Cruise Saturday 14th April 2012

Definatly wasn't a race today and quite a pleasant spirited drive. Weather wise it was a bit mixed with showers and brilliant sunshine.

Great day and good to meet old and new faces. :D
by aceman
Sat 07 Apr, 2012 11:54
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Vanos pressure accumulator
Replies: 32
Views: 4446

Re: Vanos pressure accumulator

Interesting read this so just had a little look at what this thing is and came up with this, item 9 on the diagram and part no. 11311317124 costing £200 according at Coopers;

Image Vanos cylinder head mounting parts - BMW parts catalog
by aceman
Wed 04 Apr, 2012 18:57
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: BMW 3G EWS alarm-coding keyfobs-SOLVED!!
Replies: 81
Views: 171051

Re: BMW 3G EWS alarm-coding keyfobs-SOLVED!!

You only need to short pins on the alarm module if you alarm system is stuck in the armed mode ie. keeps going off when you open the doors etc. as the alarm module needs to be in disarmed mode to be able to learn new remotes. When it says short pins together it means connecting a piece of wire betwe...
by aceman
Wed 04 Apr, 2012 12:53
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: BMW 3G EWS alarm-coding keyfobs-SOLVED!!
Replies: 81
Views: 171051

Re: BMW 3G EWS alarm-coding keyfobs-SOLVED!!

Yep that is the keyfob for the 3G EWS alarm system so the above procedure should work.
by aceman
Tue 03 Apr, 2012 13:17
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Yorkshire Cruise Saturday 14th April 2012
Replies: 53
Views: 12260

Re: Yorkshire Cruise Saturday 14th April 2012

Deano1712 wrote:With so many cars we need to run at least 2 groups so I need another group leader - any takers? - Aceman, Rich, Gary...?

Cheers,
Mark
Go on then in for a penny in for a pound. :D
by aceman
Sat 31 Mar, 2012 21:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Pink Z3 for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1271

Re: Pink Z3 for sale

I think that one has unfortunatly been written off Ian. :(
by aceman
Tue 20 Mar, 2012 21:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear screen replacement
Replies: 56
Views: 18396

Re: Rear screen replacement

Well I have been searching as well and I can't find the one I mentioned either. :( The only other one I can find is the one below but this has a material flap around the edge instead of a plastic bead so not sure what it would be like but at £55 it is cheap maybe too cheap who knows. :? http://www.e...
by aceman
Tue 20 Mar, 2012 13:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear screen replacement
Replies: 56
Views: 18396

Re: Rear screen replacement

Interesting to know that a bit cheeky though. Check all their listing on ebay as there were some high priced listings and low priced ones on tat he same time I bought mine and was given the excuse when I enquired to make sure they were the same that they were just going through a price adjustment ex...
by aceman
Sat 17 Mar, 2012 09:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: wishbones - wishing ball joint would split.
Replies: 12
Views: 606

Re: wishbones - wishing ball joint would split.

Good point about the shock oil, halfords sell this and it does work although not tried on balljoints. You can also pick up proper freezer spray from likes of Maplins which will cool far more efficiently. With a bit of precise direct heat on the balljount socket then cooling the tapered shaft and a g...
by aceman
Fri 16 Mar, 2012 21:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: wishbones - wishing ball joint would split.
Replies: 12
Views: 606

Re: wishbones - wishing ball joint would split.

I used the fork type on my old 2.8 which were stubborn like yours. Have a look for a different make of splitter with a shallower longer fork which will increase the splitting force.
by aceman
Fri 09 Mar, 2012 22:45
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Yorkshire Cruise Saturday 14th April 2012
Replies: 53
Views: 12260

Re: Yorkshire Cruise Saturday 14th April 2012

tags wrote:Jus kiddin. Anyway, it was hard work keeping up with Deano a couple of years back.
Not to mention pushing you out of the ditch. :lol:
by aceman
Sun 04 Mar, 2012 13:30
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3, Z3M & Z3 Coupe Seat bushes for SALE !!!
Replies: 159
Views: 33052

Re: Z3, Z3M & Z3 Coupe Seat bushes for SALE !!!

Obviously not the bushes then that are the cause of the rocking, as you say further investigation required. :(
by aceman
Sat 03 Mar, 2012 18:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3, Z3M & Z3 Coupe Seat bushes for SALE !!!
Replies: 159
Views: 33052

Re: Z3, Z3M & Z3 Coupe Seat bushes for SALE !!!

That's a little bizzare but then again the fact that you say the original bushes looked ok does seem to point to something else in the mechanism. Without looking myself I can't think what else could cause it off the top of my head but I still have to do my ///M in the next few weeks so when I do I w...
by aceman
Sun 19 Feb, 2012 09:06
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: My wife's new car
Replies: 74
Views: 3811

Porker ?
by aceman
Thu 16 Feb, 2012 19:19
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: List of S50 servicing parts (incl prices)
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Cool had it in my head it was 10w-60 for some reason.
by aceman
Thu 16 Feb, 2012 18:16
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: List of S50 servicing parts (incl prices)
Replies: 5
Views: 770

I thought the S50 required Castrol edge 10W-60 oil ?
by aceman
Mon 13 Feb, 2012 22:26
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Dash lights
Replies: 8
Views: 716

The heater control bulbs are an absolute b!tch to get to, you have to remove one or both of the side panels and squeeze your hand in to the back of the panel and pull them out. Ther are two on the back of the heater panel one on the drivers side and one in the middle plus and this one is usually mis...
by aceman
Mon 13 Feb, 2012 21:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front wishbone replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 843

If you are doing the powerflex bushes as well can I suggest you purchase some complete oem bushes off ebay and remove the rubber bush from the holder (lollipop) and then use the now empty bush holder to insert your new powerflex bushes which can now be installed onto the new wishbones dead easy nega...
by aceman
Sun 12 Feb, 2012 10:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: zed passed mot but with a couple of advisory's..............
Replies: 3
Views: 324

It will be cheaper by far to replace the whole wishbone as you will need to take the wishbone off to replace the balljoints and then the labour on top to get them out which isn't easy and requires a 10 ton press and correct tooling to do so far less hassle and time to just replace the entire lot. As...
by aceman
Sun 12 Feb, 2012 10:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front Lower Suspension
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Yes they do but probably don't have them listed under your model but as they are all the same across the non ///m range here you go; http://www.eurocarparts.com/suspension-arm-and-suspension-joints If that link doesn't take your browser to the correct page put your details in for a 2.8 Z3 and it sho...
by aceman
Sat 11 Feb, 2012 13:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front Lower Suspension
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Yes replacing the wishbones is by far the easier option as you will need at least a 10 ton press and correct tooling to replace just the balljoints on their own. There are loads of people selling wishbones on ebay for the z3 but be cautious of the quality as some are made of really cheap metal. You ...
by aceman
Thu 26 Jan, 2012 12:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Seat Bush Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Hi Jim,

Welcome as the guys above have said just give me a PM and I can sort you out.

Cheers
by aceman
Thu 26 Jan, 2012 12:46
Forum: Z3 range knowledgebase
Topic: Seat bushes done on an early '98, quick guide;
Replies: 15
Views: 7931

Maybe I can answer this for you. It is always advisable to disconnect the battery when removing the seats for safety reasons but this procedure can be performed with the battery still connected and is advantagious to a certain extent. In able to get to all the bolts holding the seat down you need to...
by aceman
Mon 23 Jan, 2012 12:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New MoT Standards
Replies: 27
Views: 1495

I would have thought chrome indicator bulbs wouldn't be the issue as they do illuminate bright amber. I think the issue will be headlight bulbs that emmit bright blue which aftermarket HID's can do as well as standard bulbs like the Philips Bluevision bulbs, also LED sidelight and number plate bulbs...
by aceman
Sun 22 Jan, 2012 22:54
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 80713

Looking good Mark I like the oil cooler install looks very neat. Don't forget to let me know about the suspension. :wink:

Have you seen this one; :shock:

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/sh ... ?t=1775964
by aceman
Sun 08 Jan, 2012 09:08
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Good old British weather !
Replies: 11
Views: 1396

Sorry John I am getting them mixed up for some reason I had Ian's as being estoril in my head.

Had mine out last Monday with a run out to whitby with a few other over on the other site. Was a good day if not a tad cold but the fish & chips went down well. :D
by aceman
Sun 08 Jan, 2012 08:59
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Good old British weather !
Replies: 11
Views: 1396

What's happened to your estoril ///M John ?
by aceman
Sat 31 Dec, 2011 08:29
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 455
Views: 69242

Put me on the list :D
by aceman
Thu 29 Dec, 2011 14:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What to clean the roof with
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Autoglym soft top cleaner and protection is what most people use but there are others on the market like Renovo who also do colour restorer if your roof is faded. Just one word of advice though when spraying the protector on the roof make sure you mask off the windows and bodywork as it is quite dif...
by aceman
Sat 24 Dec, 2011 12:39
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Good brake pad DIY
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: Good brake pad DIY

Morning all, I've had a look in the knowledgebase and there seems to be a guide with very little pics and one by aceman for changing the discs (which is far more what I'm after) Are there any others kicking about? I assume I don't need any special tools? Have I can't remember that one, I must be lo...
by aceman
Tue 20 Dec, 2011 19:13
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: White Z3M Roadster
Replies: 10
Views: 1314

Richardenigma is the one with the albino ///M I got the chance to drive it earlier this year and nearly bought it. Here is Richards thread with pics;

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... highlight=
by aceman
Fri 16 Dec, 2011 18:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 crashed near Congleton
Replies: 7
Views: 877

When I had my 2.8 I used that as a daily drive and during winter when I had to use it in the snow and ice there where days when I was astonished how it coped with the conditions and I didn't have winter tyres on either. There is a particulary steep road I traverse with a T junction at the end and I ...
by aceman
Fri 16 Dec, 2011 13:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Heat
Replies: 9
Views: 867

That's the other thing when you get it sorted you will notice your mpg better by at least 2-3mpg which is a plus. :D
by aceman
Fri 16 Dec, 2011 12:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Heat
Replies: 9
Views: 867

The electronic thermostat on the Z3 usually fails open meaning it allows coolent to circulate through the radiator permanantly resulting in a lower engine temperature when you are moving but you will see the guage rise when you are stood in traffic because no air is flowing through the radiator. The...
by aceman
Tue 13 Dec, 2011 13:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: passenger seat stuck high postion
Replies: 15
Views: 709

Aww, worth a try. :D