What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by billz » Fri 07 Jun, 2013 21:21

Disa repair kit n K and N Cone filter :D
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Jonco » Sun 09 Jun, 2013 12:58

A new expansion tank and the next day new `O' rings to out the old one back in :!: :evil:

New tank had a flaw in neck moulding and was leaking like a sieve.

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Post by Mint » Thu 13 Jun, 2013 21:35

£60 worth of oil -
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Fozzfox72 » Fri 14 Jun, 2013 18:35

a hanging smelly tree, another bottle of shampoo wash, a little green bucket, and a little more petrol! :bounce:

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Bonzo » Fri 14 Jun, 2013 23:14

New water pump and thermostat, now fitted.

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Post by barbancourt » Sat 15 Jun, 2013 10:20

These...

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I'll post up a separate thread to give my opinions and details of the install.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Takumi » Sat 15 Jun, 2013 10:52

heehaw..... I cant even get out to drive it cos the weather is crappy! :head:

Im at work.... good weather. Im off.... crappy weather... whats that all about??!

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by bobandshar » Sun 16 Jun, 2013 17:12

An Autel Maxidiag EU702 scanner and cam sensor for the 1.9. Cam sensor now fitted and codes cleared. :D
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Post by sirius-c » Thu 20 Jun, 2013 00:21

one of these to clear the bugs easily from my windscreen
http://www.heatshot.com/uk/shop/heatshot-12v.html

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by barbancourt » Thu 20 Jun, 2013 00:46

sirius-c wrote:one of these to clear the bugs easily from my windscreen
http://www.heatshot.com/uk/shop/heatshot-12v.html

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That's very interesting. I never new such a product existed.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by sirius-c » Thu 20 Jun, 2013 01:05

a tad expensive but a great product, clears the screen perfect every time, i actually had 2 units installed, daisy chained together as the z3 pipe is quite long, the science is you loose approx 5 deg of heat for every foot travelled, although it was expensive i am very happy with this purchase, bugs are no problem. When Im feeling flushed with funds i might even get the winter run about kitted up too for those icy mornings :)
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Post by Del » Sat 06 Jul, 2013 17:04

I got some Gliptone Liquid Leather Conditioner to treat my seats. The stuff has a strong leather scent added - even my hands now smell of an "old English saddle" :D

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Post by Badman gee » Sat 06 Jul, 2013 17:18

Will tell you after waxstock
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Post by Frank.A » Tue 09 Jul, 2013 13:39

I finally got around to fitting the ///M mirrors that I have had for months.

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Post by tangomachine » Tue 09 Jul, 2013 22:15

Finally fitted my refurbed wheels and fitted a new CD player with usb slot so I can now use my phone for music 8-)

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Joycey » Wed 10 Jul, 2013 07:37

I got a telling off from my miss, I brought drilled and grooved disc's all round which i fitted at the weekend. Such a transformation!! :wink: And some fresh rubber for some summer fun!!!! :P

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Rafolian » Wed 10 Jul, 2013 07:41

Where did you bring the disc's and pads from?

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Post by Badman gee » Wed 10 Jul, 2013 07:55

Rotary polisher and pads to go with the da 8-)
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Post by Alan W » Wed 10 Jul, 2013 09:20

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Joycey » Wed 10 Jul, 2013 10:27

Rafolian wrote:Where did you bring the disc's and pads from?
Sorry sir, My grammer is terrible in the mornings. Proof reading takes time. I bought them from the world wide web. B- for me must try harder. :lol:

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Rafolian » Wed 10 Jul, 2013 10:41

Merely jesting dear boy!

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by motco » Wed 10 Jul, 2013 12:12

A second hand cruise control stalk and a new interface module. They are due to arrive tomorrow so Friday will be a day of spending time on my knees next to the driver's doorway. :P

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Gazza » Wed 10 Jul, 2013 14:19

A road trip to Leuven in Belgium in September with the BMWCCGB :D
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Robert T » Wed 10 Jul, 2013 14:42

Gazza wrote:A road trip to Leuven in Belgium in September with the BMWCCGB :D
I've seen trains with Leuven on them whilst waiting for the airport train in Brussels. Wondered whether there was anything worth looking at.... it seems there might be. :)

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Gazza » Wed 10 Jul, 2013 15:13

The Stella Brewery is there :D
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Post by ZZZ » Wed 10 Jul, 2013 17:55

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by samytee » Wed 10 Jul, 2013 18:12

A MOT THAT FAILED ON BUSHES BALL JOINTS AND ADVISORY ON ROLL BAR LINKS, OH AND A NUMBER PLATE LIGHT, 2 HRS LATER PARTS FITTED AND SHE WAS BACK ON THE ROAD... HAPPY DAYS
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by billz » Wed 10 Jul, 2013 18:27

A Z4 to keep her company:grin:
Well got it just over a week n to prove to her she isnt neglwcted bought her new sill roadstertrims
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Althulas » Thu 11 Jul, 2013 20:08

A reground crank, conrod, arp bolts and a nice bill to come for a engine rebuild.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by stupot50 » Fri 12 Jul, 2013 08:07

A pair of black sports seats but I didn't buy them :lol: My mate has had his car written off and whilst it was sat on the drive waiting to be towed away I took the opportunity to swop seats with mine :D
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by PCSAM » Fri 12 Jul, 2013 10:54

I got some of that magic fluid they put into the car and it goes all cold when switched on ........ :shock:
I think they call it air-con re-gas or something like that :D
working like a dream and needed in this terrible weather we are having ........ :P
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Post by Rafolian » Fri 12 Jul, 2013 15:46

New exhaust back box, €500 in Spain! Cheapest anywhere and waiting on a new front section coming from England (a much more reasonable 96 quid!). Anybody interested in a full twin system with quad pipes for a 2.8 let me know!

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by ZZZ » Sat 13 Jul, 2013 07:37

Got the OEM roll over support braxkets from USA for 50usd
Got a original tail light from Germany for 19Euro (mine had a small crack)

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by motco » Sat 13 Jul, 2013 08:11

PCSAM wrote:I got some of that magic fluid they put into the car and it goes all cold when switched on ........ :shock:
I think they call it air-con re-gas or something like that :D
working like a dream and needed in this terrible weather we are having ........ :P
Ah yes, I did that last week! :D

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Mike Fishwick » Sat 13 Jul, 2013 22:34

A new air conditioning belt tensioner pulley - after 126000 miles, about half of which have been with the air con in use, it was a reasonable life for 35 Euros.

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The old pulley bearing had no grease left, and was quite badly pitted, the cage being blue with heat! I suppose it had been rattling all the time for about 20,000 miles, but suddenly became a lot noisier, particularly when the air con was in use.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Althulas » Sat 13 Jul, 2013 23:13

Where from Mike that's more than reasonable.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Mike Fishwick » Sun 14 Jul, 2013 10:12

I bought the new pulley from our local BMW dealer - but here in France BMW parts are more expensive than in the UK.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Cloz » Sun 14 Jul, 2013 14:52

Mike Fishwick wrote: here in France BMW parts are more expensive than in the UK.
De combien plus cher?

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Mike Fishwick » Sun 14 Jul, 2013 16:56

I would guess that BMW parts in France are about 30% more expensive than in the UK - for example, a cat-back exhaust system for a 3 litre Z3 is about 750 Euros, whereas in the UK it cost about £450.

This is nothing to do with the Euro/Pound exchange rate, as VW parts are about 30% cheaper - I put it down to greed on the part of BMW France.

Naturally, I try to buy most things in the UK. France does not have a GSF equivalent, either.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Brian H » Fri 26 Jul, 2013 08:36

Full set of Toyo Proxes T1 Sport tyres :) and a set of exhaust tips, The old ones were a bugger to get off though :head:

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Southernboy » Fri 26 Jul, 2013 13:08

MF says :- I would guess that BMW parts in France are about 30% more expensive than in the UK ........
Fortunately, you don't live in South Africa....here parts are subject to 100% import duty plus 14% VAT, plus dealer profit....= a 'kin rip-off... :head:
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Southernboy » Sat 27 Jul, 2013 22:10

I found these 3 items being sold as a set on eBay...I figured they would be a heap more "OEM" than the VW golf lights I have fitted currently in the footwells...and the third unit will go into my boot to replace the crappy OEM one which blows a fuse in the fuse box everytime I take the carpet trim out for cleaning...All three for just £7.00. They are from an E36 sunvisor lamps...but certainly look the part for a Z3 footwell.... :D
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by motco » Tue 27 Aug, 2013 16:39

A nice new pair of tyres in time for the MoT on Thursday. Rears: 245/40R17 DUNLOP SP01 91W :)

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Brian H » Tue 27 Aug, 2013 17:25

A set of these ;)

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Justbrowsing » Tue 27 Aug, 2013 19:43

Renovo roof kit (almost looks like new!)and second hand wind deflector off eBay.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Kornknarr » Tue 27 Aug, 2013 20:33

New OEM bushings for the trailing arms (My current PolyU drives me nuts with the creaking), a new antenna, antenna base and grommets, to replace the hideous thing the PO mounted, a 3.0 clutch line to do a clutch valve delete on my M, M-decals for the wheels, thermostat and coolant hoses and a new bolt instead of the one I broke changing the tabs on the steering wheel.

A new water pump, new floor mats, and leatherZ:as leather tabs for the steering wheel is on it´s way across the ocean together with vanos kits from Beisan systems. I'm piling up for the darker times ahead!
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by the_youth » Tue 27 Aug, 2013 21:53

A paint job.... :)

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by motco » Fri 30 Aug, 2013 09:55

A nice fresh MoT certificate valid until 10 September 2014. :)

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Zed's not Dead » Fri 30 Aug, 2013 15:38

An ///M badge.. :roll:

Also these..

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Midsomer Mikey » Sat 31 Aug, 2013 14:56

A big sister :D Z4 3.0si 2006 in phoenix yellow with black & yellow seats :drive

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