What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by bertiejaffa » Wed 08 Apr, 2015 20:39

peter2b wrote:
bertiejaffa wrote:
peter2b wrote:just ordered 2 seat emulators still trying to get rid of that dam seat belt light
peter2b
have you had the seats out and checked the wires?
Yes took both seats out all wires and plugs look ok but the passenger seat has a funny looking thing (black about the same size as an oxo cube)pluged into the box at the back of the seat , there is a plug hanging out of the seat bottom that looks like it should be pluged into box that i think goes to the seat mat
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Ok... I've never seen that but it if you get the bit before weekend and are still struggling feel free to come round with it
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Dino D » Wed 08 Apr, 2015 20:58

Dinan wrote:Fitted coilovers,done some camber at the front,new wheels and tyres and tracking today....ready to go....
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by ///M_aniac » Thu 09 Apr, 2015 20:35

A new number plate light bulb. Bosch pure light 10w

Any brighter white light emitting bulbs someone can recommend for the rear number plate for the Z3 ///M?
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Brian H » Fri 10 Apr, 2015 19:20

A few bits and pieces for my rear end! Guess what I'm doing this weekend :)


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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by peter2b » Fri 10 Apr, 2015 20:03

Got the thingy to fool the air bag light i will try and fit it in the morning fingers crossed also got a new set of points for tHe dizy in my other toy
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Bowler » Sat 11 Apr, 2015 09:09

New Thermostat & Housing, Silicone Blue hoses. Took me longer to get the engine shield off than all the other jobs put together. Its a German thing hiding screws! :head:
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by ///M_aniac » Mon 13 Apr, 2015 19:11

Booked Hamish into Bavarian Garages, Belfast, today for a new windscreen. £600. To be fitted on Wdnesday of next week.

Oh, also bought a new wheel brace while there - a much easier on the wallet price of £12.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Badman gee » Mon 13 Apr, 2015 19:12

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by bertiejaffa » Mon 13 Apr, 2015 19:46

The zed bought me a Speeding ticket :head: :bawl:
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Southernboy » Mon 13 Apr, 2015 20:01

Good one Lee.... :lol:
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by mwpe » Mon 13 Apr, 2015 20:38

A new MOT, the seventh year in succession a pass with no advisories. ( and I avoided two speed traps on the way there and back) :lol:

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by johnz3 » Mon 13 Apr, 2015 21:17

Gear stick cap and two MSport embroidered patches to go over the non Z markings on the seat belt shoulder thingees.Beware if you buy a gear stick cap and find out if the three LED light will shine through. With mine they did not so disconnected them. No great problem with them not shining through but would have been nice.

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Bonzo » Mon 13 Apr, 2015 21:55

An ASC front strut brace and a Multitilt CL03 vehicle lift from CJ Autos
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by bertiejaffa » Mon 13 Apr, 2015 22:39

Southernboy wrote:Good one Lee.... :lol:
Proper annoyed with myself - unmarked car
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What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by g8jka » Mon 13 Apr, 2015 22:40

Another 2 rear tyres :-(
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by gookah » Mon 13 Apr, 2015 22:48

g8jka wrote:Another 2 rear tyres :-(
stop drifting then....
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by g8jka » Mon 13 Apr, 2015 22:49

I'll think you will find that's your other son :-)
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by pingu » Tue 14 Apr, 2015 10:58

bertiejaffa wrote:
Southernboy wrote:Good one Lee.... :lol:
Proper annoyed with myself - unmarked car
Not much you can do about that. I don't mind being done by a car because he can use discretion. I passed the attitude test and I got 99mph when I was well over :D . A camera and it would have been bye-bye licence.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by bertiejaffa » Tue 14 Apr, 2015 12:15

pingu wrote:
bertiejaffa wrote:
Southernboy wrote:Good one Lee.... :lol:
Proper annoyed with myself - unmarked car
Not much you can do about that. I don't mind being done by a car because he can use discretion. I passed the attitude test and I got 99mph when I was well over :D . A camera and it would have been bye-bye licence.
Ha ha.... Sounds like you were having fun too!!

Yeah, to be fair to him he was nice about it and used the 93 mph reading that the camera system in his car had averaged me at... Apparently he was debating whether to do anything as my driving was fine and considerate apparently.... But then I "took off".... He did say that he understood that it had suddenly become an empty 4 lane road but when he had to do 110 to catch me it made his mind up... :oops: I was only in the 2.0l as well..... :lol:
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by peter2b » Tue 14 Apr, 2015 21:32

MOT booked on thursday morning plus service BMW oil change as well
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Thesurveyor » Tue 14 Apr, 2015 22:18

Inspection 2 and an MOT.
Not cheap no but it sailed through MOT with no advisories and they did not uncover any nasties whilst changing all the fluids and adjusting the tappets etc so it could have been much worse.
Spark plugs are £15 each!

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by pingu » Tue 14 Apr, 2015 22:45

bertiejaffa wrote:Ha ha.... Sounds like you were having fun too!!

Yeah, to be fair to him he was nice about it and used the 93 mph reading that the camera system in his car had averaged me at... Apparently he was debating whether to do anything as my driving was fine and considerate apparently.... But then I "took off".... He did say that he understood that it had suddenly become an empty 4 lane road but when he had to do 110 to catch me it made his mind up... :oops: I was only in the 2.0l as well..... :lol:
Mine was in May 2000 - I can't have been speeding since then, as my licence is clean <searches in vain for Pinocchio smilies :P >.

I love the old "You must have been speeding, because I had to do 110 to catch you". If he'd said that to me, my laughter would have got me banned :shock: .
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by peter2b » Wed 15 Apr, 2015 19:02

Just washed and polished my z3 got to make her look smart for her MOT in the morning
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by gookah » Wed 15 Apr, 2015 23:03

a new windscreen.... :head:
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by peter2b » Sat 18 Apr, 2015 14:41

Re mot PASSED, mot chap said she was in very good nick under neath just booked a VIC check
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by johnz3 » Sat 18 Apr, 2015 15:57

VIC Check?

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by BladeRunner919 » Sat 18 Apr, 2015 17:00

peter2b wrote:Re mot PASSED, mot chap said she was in very good nick under neath just booked a VIC check
peter2b
Has it been written off at some point?

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by peter2b » Sat 18 Apr, 2015 17:59

Yes i got her last november as a cat c front damaged ,bumper had been pushed over by 1ft towards the near side , i replaced the bumper suport, radiator, fan ,slam panel,cut out tbe front chassis rails (both sides) remade replacement pieces and welded them back on, both head lights and side lights and the bonnet and just in case the water pump
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by pingu » Sat 18 Apr, 2015 18:24

peter2b wrote:Yes i got her last november as a cat c front damaged ,bumper had been pushed over by 1ft towards the near side , i replaced the bumper suport, radiator, fan ,slam panel,cut out tbe front chassis rails (both sides) remade replacement pieces and welded them back on, both head lights and side lights and the bonnet and just in case the water pump
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That's a major project. Was it yours to start with?

Personally, I would touch anything with that needed any serious structural welding or straightening of the shell unless it was for a track only.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by peter2b » Sun 19 Apr, 2015 09:45

No i got off ebay, being a trained engineer and welder been doing up cars for years,minis, range rovers and my last toy a robinhood2b kit car
with this one the mot fitter said she was in very good mecanical oder all round, the only welding was for the front chassis rails that got bent about 6 " back from the bumper supports
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by lordhelpus » Sun 19 Apr, 2015 18:04

new MOT with no advisories.............woohoo.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by colb » Thu 23 Apr, 2015 14:07

MOT today £30 with one advisory, weep from power steering hose, low pressure one from reservoir to pump.
Part No 32411092982, just over £32.

Ordered new hose from Stealer, looks like the old one is leaking from age and a split under the crimped hose clamp, will replace using wider jubilee clips.

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by mnbrennan » Thu 23 Apr, 2015 20:23

Brake pedal covers
2x calipers
2x brake discs (2 piece)
3x replacement keys
Respray of bonnet and bumper

Expensive month!
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Joycey » Fri 24 Apr, 2015 08:19

I've picked up new calliper pistons and seals.
New fuel tank
Power flex bushes for the rear.

Going to be busy over the bank holiday weekend.

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Jones67 » Fri 24 Apr, 2015 13:10

Two Avon ZV5's for the front and what a difference they have made :-D

I got them from A&S tyres in Swansea £68 each balanced and fitted

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Del » Sat 25 Apr, 2015 20:00

New blue soft top (supplied & fitted) from Croydon Soft Tops made from best quality Haartz Twillfast which includes current-day, best quality DOT approved rear plastic screen. :)

http://www.haartz.com/exteriors/twillfast

http://www.soft-tops.co.uk/

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by gookah » Sat 25 Apr, 2015 21:07

Del wrote:New blue soft top (supplied & fitted) from Croydon Soft Tops made from best quality Haartz Twillfast which includes current-day, best quality DOT approved rear plastic screen. :)

http://www.haartz.com/exteriors/twillfast

http://www.soft-tops.co.uk/

Happy with it Del?
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Post by Del » Sat 25 Apr, 2015 21:34

gookah wrote:Happy with it Del?
Very happy thanks. The guy seemed very knowledgeable, he spent some time yesterday cutting out the pieces on a "CNC" machine and neatly sewed it all together. Today he spent 3 to 3.5 hours fitting it and the whole lot only cost £325. :) We chose navy blue (on the silver car) as it was a bit different. Still well worth the 300 mile round trip with heavy rain on the M25 this morning and heavy Saturday London traffic on the return :D

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by g8jka » Sun 26 Apr, 2015 17:53

Insurance, new front callipers, discs and pads
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Rafolian » Sun 26 Apr, 2015 20:17

Years road tax (suma) €68!

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by 1963paul » Mon 27 Apr, 2015 11:29

2 new rear tyres, and 2 rear coil springs (one had snapped, didnt know :oops: ), and a new MOT. Annoying rattle gone now :D

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Tufarlian » Mon 27 Apr, 2015 11:48

A nice new blue roof.

Can certainly recommend http://www.thesofttopshop.com

Paul is a good guy who knows what he's doing. Great job.

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by pingu » Tue 28 Apr, 2015 12:59

Tufarlian wrote:A nice new blue roof.

Can certainly recommend http://www.thesofttopshop.com

Paul is a good guy who knows what he's doing. Great job.

Mark
Is it Deano's car on the Z3 page (second one down)?
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Koolflyer » Tue 28 Apr, 2015 17:28

S/Steel Cat back exhaust plus pair of Meyle control arms for the front end.......but don't mention it to her indoors!! :wink:
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Zed Carer » Tue 28 Apr, 2015 20:23

Two front calipers with new flexible pipes - dropped the car off today - pick it up tomorrow morning.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by TomH84 » Tue 28 Apr, 2015 22:46

A new Siemens/VDO MAF. Ordered from MAF-Shop.com in Germany. £130 delivered. Hurray for the strong ££!! :squeeze: :squeeze:
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by therealdb1 » Tue 28 Apr, 2015 23:26

The two little o-rings that never come with the oil filter and no one ever changes but will hopefully stop it taking a couple of seconds for the oil pressure to build while it refills the filter with oil after start up. £4.51 including postage from a franchised BMW dealer (can't really call them a stealer at that price and it's not worth the time and trouble trying to source the parts elsewhere!)

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by gookah » Wed 29 Apr, 2015 12:48

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that will be the front end done then...
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by peter2b » Wed 29 Apr, 2015 16:05

just got a time for my Vic check 14th may so not that long to wait before I can have some fun
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by akirk » Thu 30 Apr, 2015 10:52

expensive month:
- two new rear tyres
- 4 x disks
- 4 x pads
- 4 x shocks
- 4 x springs
- new radiator
- 1 x new link arm thingy
but the handling is very much tauter now - was still on the original shocks & springs at 125,000 miles!
most of that was by choice - not absolutely required - one weeping shock & an advisory on one tyre on the MOT
pretty much only mechanical costs in 3 years, and mostly happy to see them as consumables at 125,000

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