What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by yalden » Mon 01 Feb, 2016 21:13

I've also seen people use washers and stubby bolts to refix the panels.

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Post by peter2b » Mon 01 Feb, 2016 21:29

new boot struts so swmbo can open it
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Gazza » Mon 01 Feb, 2016 21:38

A new heater blower resistor, blower not working on 2 & 3.

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Post by bertiejaffa » Mon 01 Feb, 2016 21:49

g8jka wrote:Best way to attach them back on is to clamp it back onto the door card and fill the holes where the plugs were with glue from a hot glue gun. This was what I did when I wrapped mine in carbon fibre vinyl.


x2 for the hot glue gun approach - works great recreating the studs with the hot glue. Southernboy went a step further and drilled and taped what was left of the rubber studs and then used micro screws and washers to recreate the studs - like Yalden mentions above - I think Southernboy has too much time on his hands :wink: :wink: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Southernboy » Tue 02 Feb, 2016 08:52

Lee, screws are removable...so I can always go back there without having to deal with glue / melted plastic studs again.... But if you're sure you're never going to do anything there again, then glue gun is a good solution. :wink:
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by yalden » Tue 02 Feb, 2016 12:29

Bought a while ago, but received today...

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Post by bertiejaffa » Tue 02 Feb, 2016 15:27

Southernboy wrote:Lee, screws are removable...so I can always go back there without having to deal with glue / melted plastic studs again.... But if you're sure you're never going to do anything there again, then glue gun is a good solution. :wink:
I knew there would be an engineering solution :wink: My option is a bit more ham-fisted with a dremmel ha ha
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Post by bertiejaffa » Tue 02 Feb, 2016 15:29

yalden wrote:Bought a while ago, but received today...
Gulp !!
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Post by gookah » Tue 02 Feb, 2016 22:22

peter2b wrote:new boot struts so swmbo can open it
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Post by ALPHA 3.0i Z3 » Thu 04 Feb, 2016 21:27

Anyone know if chrome mirror caps are available for a z3? If so could you direct me where. Or do you have any ideas? Could I adapt something else to fit? Must be removable. Oh and I'm buying door handle chrome covers.
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Post by Rafolian » Fri 05 Feb, 2016 07:17

Just ordered pair of boot lid struts, £21-50 inc postage to Spain!

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Post by peter2b » Fri 05 Feb, 2016 19:05

just fitted new struts to her boot, nearly knock me out
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Post by bertiejaffa » Fri 05 Feb, 2016 19:30

peter2b wrote:just fitted new struts to her boot, nearly knock me out
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ha ha - warned you... Those new struts make it fly open!!
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Post by bertiejaffa » Wed 24 Feb, 2016 11:13

Not for the Zed, but you have always got to give credit to Jack...

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Post by Boosh » Fri 04 Mar, 2016 20:07

A tonneau cover for RedZed. Thanks GD, pleasure meeting you.

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Post by kjb1 » Fri 04 Mar, 2016 20:13

New track rod ends, including inner's.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Robert T » Fri 04 Mar, 2016 22:45

It's MOT. Passed, but needs a new handbrake cable. Not sure what it is with my cars and their handbrakes at the moment - the button was stuck in on the one on the Sprite meaning that the ratchet didn't work - think I have fixed it now, just need some warmer weather to get it put back on the car.

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Post by bertiejaffa » Fri 04 Mar, 2016 23:28

Robert T wrote:It's MOT. Passed, but needs a new handbrake cable. Not sure what it is with my cars and their handbrakes at the moment - the button was stuck in on the one on the Sprite meaning that the ratchet didn't work - think I have fixed it now, just need some warmer weather to get it put back on the car.

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handbrake turning them around the bends again Robert ?? :lol:
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by kruisn » Sat 05 Mar, 2016 01:08

Robert T wrote:It's MOT. Passed, but needs a new handbrake cable. Not sure what it is with my cars and their handbrakes at the moment - the button was stuck in on the one on the Sprite meaning that the ratchet didn't work - think I have fixed it now, just need some warmer weather to get it put back on the car.

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Post by Robert T » Sat 05 Mar, 2016 14:53

kruisn wrote:Have you seen the quick alteration you can make to the sprite handbrake that makes it a "fly off" handbrake Rob? That would give the MOT pricks a jolt. Heh heh. :devil:
I was actually looking at the photos for this mod to figure out how to get mine apart. Turned out that someone had missed fitting a washer and that the button went in too far, allowing the pin that holds the button on to catch on a flange inside the handbrake lever. Fly-off sounds like it might be a bit scary for anyone else to drive, so I'll hold off doing that unless I take it sprinting. :lol:

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by peter2b » Sat 05 Mar, 2016 17:14

just went to Shrewsbury BMW garage ordered new bulb for the heater knob and a light switch £59 not in stock, they had only sold 1 bulb since they opened
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Post by kjb1 » Sat 05 Mar, 2016 18:56

what bulb is it Peter?


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Post by kjb1 » Sat 05 Mar, 2016 18:56

peter2b wrote:just went to Shrewsbury BMW garage ordered new bulb for the heater knob and a light switch £59 not in stock, they had only sold 1 bulb since they opened
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and how much? one of mine is out


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Post by bertiejaffa » Sat 05 Mar, 2016 20:58

I got mine from BMW in Manchester - the bulb wasnt cheap but it wasnt £59 - around £8 if I remember rightly
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Post by g8jka » Sat 05 Mar, 2016 21:40

peter2b wrote:just went to Shrewsbury BMW garage ordered new bulb for the heater knob and a light switch £59 not in stock, they had only sold 1 bulb since they opened
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Post by peter2b » Sun 06 Mar, 2016 08:38

don't blow that often then, do you know what they are like cost wise for servicing zed's?
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Post by bertiejaffa » Sun 06 Mar, 2016 09:59

peter2b wrote:don't blow that often then, do you know what they are like cost wise for servicing zed's?
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Post by kjb1 » Sun 06 Mar, 2016 14:00

Fitted a set of front mud flaps. treated rust ( only bit of rust on whole car ) that they have hidden on sills, now looks totally mint :) :) :) :) :) :)

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Post by TWO » Sun 06 Mar, 2016 17:11

Front mud flaps look good......are they OEM?
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Post by kjb1 » Sun 06 Mar, 2016 17:21

You cannot purchase new mudflaps oem from dealer as they have been discontinued. These surprisingly are Halfords universal fit £9.99 ones!!


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Post by TWO » Sun 06 Mar, 2016 17:44

kjb1 wrote:You cannot purchase new mudflaps oem from dealer as they have been discontinued. These surprisingly are Halfords universal fit £9.99 ones!!


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Post by kjb1 » Sun 06 Mar, 2016 18:07

Yes I did try also, but for £10 I am very happy with these, cheap fix.


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Post by TWO » Sun 06 Mar, 2016 18:27

kjb1 wrote:Yes I did try also, but for £10 I am very happy with these, cheap fix.


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Post by bertiejaffa » Sun 06 Mar, 2016 18:45

Gookah has fitted them too - I think he trimmed them down slightly so as not to catch on speed humps etc - I think I will be doing the same before too long
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Post by Robert T » Sun 06 Mar, 2016 18:49

What kind of speed humps? My OEM ones occasionally catch on a kerb, but never on speed humps.

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Post by ARoosterinaRoadster » Sun 06 Mar, 2016 18:58

Hi to you all. Since fitting staggered wheels to my 2.0 ltr Auto Z3 and very recently I have also fitted 20mm spacers to the rears the car now not only looks right but looks like the wheels were meant for it.

I will be investigating my local Halfords in the morning with the probability of front and rear protection - possibly after a bit of trimming has taken place.
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Post by kjb1 » Sun 06 Mar, 2016 20:13

Hi

and yes trimming is required, not to mate them to the lines of the body work, but simply, to the contours of the universal fit for the overall size of the mud flaps, you simply cut along where the smaller contour exists, job done!

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Post by bertiejaffa » Sun 06 Mar, 2016 22:49

Robert T wrote:What kind of speed humps? My OEM ones occasionally catch on a kerb, but never on speed humps.

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Post by Bonzo » Mon 07 Mar, 2016 00:34

Not this week, but fairly recently. New springs and shocks all round (OEM), new front strut top mounts and rear shock top mounts, new heavy duty drop links front and rear, new ARB mounting bushes front and rear, new rear calipers, new rear brake discs/drums, new h/brake shoes and internals, new ATE TYP 200 road/race brake fluid and new Yellowstuff brake pads. All ready for the Snetterton track day...... But I got a chest/throat infection the day before and felt so rough I couldn't make it! :bawl: :head:

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Post by peter2b » Sat 12 Mar, 2016 18:02

I can see :) new heater switch bulb fitted and a new head light in plus one of our cows had a nice calf when I was in my man shed only took her 6 min to have it
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Post by Z3Jeremy » Sun 13 Mar, 2016 10:15

What didnt i buy my zed this week?!? popped into Dorchester BMW for a fuel filter, deep breath, £48 exactly if you please!! GSF it is then £12...J

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Post by Rafolian » Sat 19 Mar, 2016 10:13

The usual 2 to 4 weekly auto carwash and dry, 3-50 euros, and a vacuum 1 euro!

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Post by ARoosterinaRoadster » Sat 19 Mar, 2016 13:36

I recently bought and had fitted some 20mm hub concentric spaces for the rear of my 2000 (W) on personalised plate Z3 2.0ltr Auto.


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Post by peter2b » Sat 19 Mar, 2016 18:56

kjb1 wrote:
peter2b wrote:just went to Shrewsbury BMW garage ordered new bulb for the heater knob and a light switch £59 not in stock, they had only sold 1 bulb since they opened
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and how much? one of mine is out


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Post by ALPHA 3.0i Z3 » Sat 19 Mar, 2016 20:13

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Post by Boosh » Sat 19 Mar, 2016 23:39

Handbrake cables, springs, and shoes. That'll hopefully sort out my rear driver's side wheel heating up...

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Post by kjb1 » Mon 21 Mar, 2016 18:15

put a new steering wheel on today, old one looks so old fashioned incomparison


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Post by kjb1 » Mon 21 Mar, 2016 18:17

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new gear gaitor and hand bake gaitor, new window switches ( mine were damaged ) and a new set of boot struts!


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