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by petecossie
Fri 16 Nov, 2018 15:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: accelerator pedal
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: accelerator pedal

Sometimes removing the cable and giving a good oiling may improve it (it might of dried out and be sticking). Failing that if no provment, just get a new replacement cable, not a big job to install.
by petecossie
Wed 31 Oct, 2018 19:08
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: bmw z3m analogue clock Not working
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: bmw z3m analogue clock Not working

There used to be someone on one the forums, Z3MC I think, who knew someone who could repair them. Might take me a while to suss out who it is but I’ll have a go. I had the same problem a few years ago and ended up buying a new clock. Expensive!!!!
by petecossie
Tue 16 Oct, 2018 19:49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: iphone battery problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: iphone battery problem?

I inherited a 5SE from my son-in-law when he got a new iPhone 7 on contract. After using it for about 7months its only in the last month or so that I found things out about the battery. I was thinking of getting a new battery as the I was having to recharge it part way through the day or plug in a e...
by petecossie
Mon 08 Oct, 2018 22:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M Tec 2 steering wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: M Tec 2 steering wheel

The first thing I did when I bought my second Z3 M Coupe was change the steering wheel as the rim was just TOO thin. I'd previously been driving a BMW E46 M3 for 3 years so was spoilt by the feel of the M3 steering wheel. Did an exchange with Jack at Royal Wheels and got a refurbished wheel with a m...
by petecossie
Sat 15 Sep, 2018 23:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Floor mat tethers - sorted (hopefully)
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Floor mat tethers - sorted (hopefully)

Great little fix, should help a few people who may have the same problem.
by petecossie
Mon 04 Jun, 2018 21:34
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: The Great Classic Show at Bywell - 01 July 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: The Great Classic Show at Bywell - 01 July 2018

Deadline for signing up for this event is 10th June.
by petecossie
Sun 03 Jun, 2018 11:44
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: The Great Classic Show at Bywell - 01 July 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 297

The Great Classic Show at Bywell - 01 July 2018

The Northumbria MG Car Club have decided to relocate their annual Classic Car Show from Corbridge to Bywell Show Ground (just a few miles down the road) which has far better access. The show attracted over 750 cars/vehicles last year. If any NE owners fancy attending the show, just let me know. Only...
by petecossie
Sat 12 May, 2018 22:24
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Get well soon BeemerBoyo
Replies: 1
Views: 673

Get well soon BeemerBoyo

Whilst visiting my mother in North Tees Hospital to my surprise I bumped in BeemerBoyo in his "hospital attire". Mike is in for some tests and investigation stuff.
Get well soon Mike, looking forward seeing back on the road again. :thumb:
by petecossie
Fri 16 Mar, 2018 17:32
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: The Great North Classic Car Show, 28 Apr 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 782

The Great North Classic Car Show, 28 Apr 2018

I've booked a ticket for this show organised by the Aston Workshop, Red Row, Beamish, Co. Durham, DH9 0RW Tickets for general public access to the show are now available at £3.00 per person. Numbers are limited. Further details and tickets are available here. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-g...t...
by petecossie
Fri 29 Dec, 2017 22:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 247938

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Bought a spare key from Spurs fan in a coupe on .org site to refurbish my original key as the buttons had become worn. Huge saving on buying a new key from BMW dealer.
by petecossie
Thu 21 Dec, 2017 15:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOB (brick type)
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Re: FOB (brick type)

Have you tried Andy, "spurs fan in a coupe", on org site, he's regularly breaking Z3 models. He's helped me out with a replacement key already for my Coupe so I can refurbish my worn item.
by petecossie
Tue 28 Nov, 2017 17:41
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z1 on Wheeler Dealers - Quest 9pm Thu 30th Nov
Replies: 2
Views: 919

Re: Z1 on Wheeler Dealers - Quest 9pm Thu 30th Nov

For once if I recall Mike cannot get any money off!! He bought the car from Target Cars in Belgium and the guy who owns the place won't sell anything for less than his list price. He's currently got 8 x Z3 M Coupes in stock some of which he's had for at least 4 or 5 years. A few guys from Z3 Forum i...
by petecossie
Mon 27 Nov, 2017 22:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Breakdown cover
Replies: 11
Views: 2203

Re: Breakdown cover

After being with the RAC for 30 years, when the renewal came through this year for £140 covering both my wife's Golf and my car, I rang up to cancel. The representative said what if I gave you a daft low quote, I said NO, why can't RAC give a quote which reflected a bit of loyalty to their brand? Af...
by petecossie
Sat 25 Nov, 2017 18:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Broken suspension springs ??
Replies: 19
Views: 2626

Re: Broken suspension springs ??

The BMW E46 M3 is also renown for breaking rear springs. The 2003 car I purchased back in 2009 had to have a pair of new OEM rear springs fitted just before I bought it as when the seller took for a new MOT it failed, offside rear spring broken. I had the car for 3 years and had to get another set f...
by petecossie
Sat 18 Nov, 2017 20:23
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New to the parish....
Replies: 20
Views: 4194

Re: New to the parish....

Welcome to the Forum from a spritely 70 year old long term BMW owner. There's loads of info on here to help you to decide on what version of the Z3 you eventually want to go for. I agree that 6 cyl engines do sound great and that would be my choice. I'm sure if there are any cars that come up and yo...
by petecossie
Mon 13 Nov, 2017 17:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Import Z3s
Replies: 14
Views: 2179

Re: Import Z3s

Check out this import for condition! Stunning! https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201706286860426?make=BMW&model=Z3&sort=sponsored&advertising-location=at_cars&postcode=kt130rz&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&radius=1500&page=1 swabyk if you can get one in this...
by petecossie
Mon 09 Oct, 2017 22:35
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Silver Z3 - A1 Northumberland
Replies: 2
Views: 772

Re: Silver Z3 - A1 Northumberland

Did it have top down and also black stone guards on rear wings? Saw a silver Z3 heading south down A19 near Wynyard Services around 10:45 yesterday. Looked good.
by petecossie
Fri 25 Aug, 2017 23:12
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: "Silence is deafing"
Replies: 1
Views: 700

"Silence is deafing"

Just got car back after getting various suspension bushes replaced at my indy. OMG as title suggests, the silence is deafening!! Didn't realise how noisy it had been till I got it back today. Originally went in to get front lower arm bushes and rear outer axle carrier bushes sorted, alas the rear sh...
by petecossie
Fri 25 Aug, 2017 14:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Estoril Blue NON M front bumper for sale Sheffield
Replies: 0
Views: 632

Estoril Blue NON M front bumper for sale Sheffield

A non-M front bumper for sale on Z3M Coupe site in case anyone interested.

http://www.z3mcoupe.com/forum/showthread.php?p=174081
by petecossie
Tue 25 Jul, 2017 22:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 247938

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Picked up a spare key from Spurs fan in a coupe (Andy) and managed to strip it down and transfer the rubber button section plus the back cover strip on to my spare key. Big improvement, its now become my main key. Have to see if Andy can come up with another one so I can refurb the remaining key.
by petecossie
Fri 21 Jul, 2017 22:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 247938

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

I had A/C sorted on my car yesterday, used a reputable Auto Service depot who I've used before for fitting tyres that I previously purchased new from Camskill Tyres. I have loads of service history and detailed bills covering the last 12 years or so, the last time the A/C was touched was way back in...
by petecossie
Fri 30 Jun, 2017 11:38
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Photobucket hosting ban!
Replies: 3
Views: 1231

Photobucket hosting ban!

I imagine I'm not the only one to suffer with this. They have send out an e-mail (I got mine yesterday) to say that terms and conditions have changed and that free 3rd party hosting not allowed unless you change to I believe a monthly subscription. Seems a bit like blackmail to me. I've deleted a la...
by petecossie
Fri 09 Jun, 2017 19:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: dinan strut tower brace
Replies: 6
Views: 1393

Re: dinan strut tower brace

I think he might be a bit busy at the moment selling the car on Z3 M Coupe Forum which may explain why he didn't get to see your PM on here. He may have only seen the PM when he came on to say that it had been sold. He did however say, thank you for the interest, which I think covers anyone who had ...
by petecossie
Mon 15 May, 2017 22:53
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 could be for sale...
Replies: 15
Views: 3017

Re: S54 could be for sale...

I didn't realize I had been a PH member since 16th Sept 2004 when I logged into the site tonight!! No wonder I get ads for free. :)
by petecossie
Sun 14 May, 2017 23:24
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 could be for sale...
Replies: 15
Views: 3017

Re: S54 could be for sale...

It's up on the stock exchange forum. Anyone got any suggestions for other free places to advertise?. I believe Pistonheads was free a number of years ago but costs £12 for 30 days now. In January I put a car on Pistonheads for a friend and since I was a Pistonheads member it was free as it has with...
by petecossie
Thu 20 Apr, 2017 08:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Interior carpets
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Re: Interior carpets

There is a chap on Z3MCoupe & Zroadster.org forums "spurs fan in a coupe" who regularly breaks Z3 cars, you should give him a try.
by petecossie
Sun 02 Apr, 2017 23:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recommend me a front strut brace
Replies: 11
Views: 2180

Re: Recommend me a front strut brace

Demon Tweeks do E-Tech strut braces. I have one fitted to my M Coupe which I purchased 3 years ago second hand. It is a well engineered, solid item which is same as the straight version in the third small picture on the link below:- http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/performance/strut-braces/e-tech-engin...
by petecossie
Wed 22 Mar, 2017 08:42
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: NEW DATE Teesside meet Wynyard Services Sunday 9th April
Replies: 14
Views: 2664

Re: NEW DATE Teesside meet Wynyard Services Sunday 9th Apri

This is taken from the pre-meeting write up:- April 9th, Scenic Drive We will be having a scenic drive after our monthly get-together, starting at Champs around 11.30am and heading west then north through the famous market town of Alston and finishing at Hartside Cafe for refreshments,  Hartside is ...
by petecossie
Sun 19 Mar, 2017 22:27
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Red M Coupe - Reg S50 *** Banbury
Replies: 5
Views: 1302

Re: Red M Coupe - Reg S50 *** Banbury

It was mnbrennan who is member of Z3MCoupe Forum like myself, he's just posted some picture on the site on the meeting he attended today.
I'll tell him he was spotted.
by petecossie
Tue 14 Mar, 2017 23:27
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: NEW DATE Teesside meet Wynyard Services Sunday 9th April
Replies: 14
Views: 2664

Re: NEW DATE Teesside meet Wynyard Services Sunday 9th Apri

The majority are BMWCC members, but there are a couple of non members turn up. So its not a problem, just come along. Yes coffee/tea and bacon butties or full breakfast are available. Format usually natter outside looking at the cars, inside for cuppa and Michael Barron (chairman) usually gives the ...
by petecossie
Sun 12 Mar, 2017 23:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New steering rack - stiffness...
Replies: 20
Views: 3879

Re: New steering rack - stiffness...

Just as a matter of interest, was the steering rack a brand new OEM item bought from BMW or was it a second hand item? If it was a brand new OEM item then I would have thought the stiffness you are getting would have most likely caused from something other than the rack. A bit of a puzzle really, ma...
by petecossie
Sun 12 Mar, 2017 22:55
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: NEW DATE Teesside meet Wynyard Services Sunday 9th April
Replies: 14
Views: 2664

Re: NEW DATE Teesside meet Wynyard Services Sunday 9th Apri

I usually leave Billingham around 09:25, so could meet up at Wynyard Services around 09:15.
by petecossie
Fri 10 Mar, 2017 21:59
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: NEW DATE Teesside meet Wynyard Services Sunday 9th April
Replies: 14
Views: 2664

Re: NEW DATE Teesside meet Wynyard Services Sunday 9th Apri

The 9th April is BMWCCNE meeting which I'll be going to, if you fancy going to that. Meeting place is Champs Sports Bar, Emerson Road, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE37 1LE, from 10.00am to 11.30am. Let me know if you want to meet up a Wynyard Services prior to running up there.
by petecossie
Sat 04 Mar, 2017 19:28
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Corbridge MG Car Club Show 2nd July 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 964

Corbridge MG Car Club Show 2nd July 2017

Just got details of the Corbridge Car Show (see below). The BMWCCNE will have a stand there on the day. If I recall from last year at the bottom of the entry form it asks if you will be attending a club stand, please put BMW Car Club. Classics in Corbridge TYNEDALE PARK, CORBRIDGE, NE45 5AY SUNDAY 2...
by petecossie
Tue 21 Feb, 2017 15:25
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: NEW DATE Teesside meet Wynyard Services Sunday 9th April
Replies: 14
Views: 2664

Re: Teesside meet Wynyard Services Sunday 2nd April

I've posted details up on Z3M Coupe site of the date change as there was about 4 people showed interest with the original date.
by petecossie
Sun 12 Feb, 2017 21:21
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Teesside - Wynyard Hall - Dark Green Z3M Roadster
Replies: 13
Views: 2465

Re: Teesside - Wynyard Hall - Dark Green Z3M Roadster

Spotted the same car I'm sure last Wednesday lunchtime in Belasis Avenue near the old Billingham Synthonia Club as I was going to pick my grandson up from Billingham South school. Had personal Reg No MIL xxxx. Still nobody on here? The 26th March should be OK, but my very elderly mother is very poor...
by petecossie
Mon 16 Jan, 2017 22:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1998 RARE Z3M Roadster * BREAKING * About 500 Remaining
Replies: 86
Views: 12211

Re: 1998 RARE Z3M Roadster * BREAKING * About 500 Remaining

I have decided to break a 1998 Arctic Silver Z3M Roadster with a Blue Black M interior Like rocking horse poo, hard to find as ther are only about 500 left with probably a third, sorned off the road. Arctic Silver Hardtop and brackets Harmon Karden Sound system inc central rear speaker Cruise contr...
by petecossie
Mon 16 Jan, 2017 21:50
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Teesside - Wynyard Hall - Dark Green Z3M Roadster
Replies: 13
Views: 2465

Re: Teesside - Wynyard Hall - Dark Green Z3M Roadster

Sounds like we have a micro meet on the way! Greetings from sunny Florida. Have see two Zed's over here, one white 3ltr and another Z3M roadster in a blue not seen before. If they are local cars probably rust free. We need to agree on a date nearer the time. Mike Hope you are enjoying sunny Florida...
by petecossie
Sun 15 Jan, 2017 09:50
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Photo Shoot (Kent Aera)
Replies: 2
Views: 1755

Re: Photo Shoot (Kent Aera)

Must had a bit of brain fade as just noticed this today, I've posted on the Z3M & Z4M Coupe site in case someone can fulfil the need for a car. :oops:
by petecossie
Thu 12 Jan, 2017 22:12
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Teesside - Wynyard Hall - Dark Green Z3M Roadster
Replies: 13
Views: 2465

Re: Teesside - Wynyard Hall - Dark Green Z3M Roadster

No problem Alan, the more the merrier. Might try and get a few of the local Z3MCoupe Forum lads who I haven't seen for while to come along aswell.
by petecossie
Mon 09 Jan, 2017 23:05
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Teesside - Wynyard Hall - Dark Green Z3M Roadster
Replies: 13
Views: 2465

Re: Teesside - Wynyard Hall - Dark Green Z3M Roadster

Yes no problem for me meeting up at Wynyard Services, just up 5mins up the road from where I live. Just let me know when you have the car back on the road.
by petecossie
Sun 08 Jan, 2017 19:57
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Teesside - Wynyard Hall - Dark Green Z3M Roadster
Replies: 13
Views: 2465

Teesside - Wynyard Hall - Dark Green Z3M Roadster

Spotted last Friday (6th Jan) on the back road from Thorpe Thewles to Golden Gates entrance to Wynyard Hall at 12:15pm. As the car was coming towards me spotted the deep dish rear wheels and a quick glance in the mirror as it went past confirmed that it was a Z3M Roadster, couldn't make out registra...
by petecossie
Fri 09 Dec, 2016 21:36
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Poll - Are you a BMWCC Member ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3018

Re: Poll - Are you a BMWCC Member ?

I am. Completed poll.
by petecossie
Wed 02 Nov, 2016 19:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: long tearm storage
Replies: 13
Views: 1853

Re: long tearm storage

The cure for that is to use the car. Driving it on a regular basis will also prevent possible brake caliper seizure, parking brake seizure and keep the battery charged. You might even enjoy it! :shock: Don't just drive it round the block, a half hour run will get every thing up to temperature, and ...
by petecossie
Mon 17 Oct, 2016 21:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?
Replies: 46
Views: 5167

Re: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?

Southernboy wrote:If you refer to the Z3 Knowledgebase, and go to the "Dashboard removal" item, then within that you will see the "console removal" item - click on that for guidance.
Cheers Barry, I'll have a good study of the that thread.
by petecossie
Sun 16 Oct, 2016 21:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?
Replies: 46
Views: 5167

Re: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?

My console is black but when I bought my M Coupe one annoying thing was that a previous owner/maintainer had put a deep groove in the surface just a adjacent to the surround/gaiter (maybe they had used a screwdriver to remove the surround and slipped). To rectify this thinking a putting a black leat...
by petecossie
Sat 08 Oct, 2016 18:12
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: New head unit recommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 4576

Re: New head unit recommendations?

I have the Alpine CDE-136BT which I'm very happy with, which has the amber backlight. Its a DAB radio (you need to change the aerial as OEM item isn't compatible) which has my iPod connected to it in the glove box, also Bluetooth paired to my iPhone. The OEM CD player isn't connected but that's no g...
by petecossie
Fri 16 Sep, 2016 23:09
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3 M Roadster wanted for photo shoot
Replies: 9
Views: 2061

Re: Z3 M Roadster wanted for photo shoot

Tony go for it, you won't regret it.
I did a similar photo shoot with Practical Classics magazine earlier this year to mark 50 years of the Triumph GT6, great day out, thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Plus as you said your car gets to be in a magazine. :thumb:
by petecossie
Thu 11 Aug, 2016 19:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight Bulbs
Replies: 8
Views: 1703

Re: Headlight Bulbs

Taken from Philips site:- Features and benefits • The colour temperature of these bulbs is 5000K • The colour and brightness of the headlights in the visual is not an actual representation of Philips headlights • The whitest upgrade available • The Philips Diamond Vision bulb does not offer a greate...
by petecossie
Mon 20 Jun, 2016 21:27
Forum: Performance
Topic: steering wheel
Replies: 21
Views: 3465

Re: steering wheel

lots of people have used this firm - I have had my M wheel and my 911 both done by them, very well recommended http://royalsteeringwheels.com/ Totally agree with above, Royal Wheels do a fantastic job. Jack will do a great custom revamp on the wheel, extra padding, different materials, stitching et...