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by AW8
Sun 15 May, 2016 19:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted : drivers door handle (interior) & front marker L/H/S
Replies: 9
Views: 1291

Re: Wanted : drivers door handle (interior) & front marker L

I have done a temp repair which involved one screw stealth affixed under the window controls and a second forward of that on the visible area of handle low down and then ppainted black....its holding for now albeitwith some care needed in use. Cards seem to go beteeen £40 & £50 delivered.....thanks ...
by AW8
Fri 06 May, 2016 20:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 252338

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Mot passed, sourced a cover for positive battery jump connector (mine was missing), also sourced some bolt fastenings to replace afew cosmetically tired items in engine bay.

Ontiken you have PM btw ;)
by AW8
Thu 05 May, 2016 22:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 4909

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

Great progress :)
by AW8
Sat 30 Apr, 2016 11:18
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted : drivers door handle (interior) & front marker L/H/S
Replies: 9
Views: 1291

Re: Wanted : drivers door handle (interior) & front marker L

Thanks for reply.

Yes I considered that....listed cards tend to come in at up to £60.

Just spent circa £700 on the car over a couple of days (tyre and brakes) so some bargain hunting called for. Perhaps a cold enquiry on a whole car being split will be cheaper.
by AW8
Sat 30 Apr, 2016 04:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted : drivers door handle (interior) & front marker L/H/S
Replies: 9
Views: 1291

Re: Wanted : drivers door handle (interior) & front marker L

Many Thanks - but had already done so ;)
by AW8
Fri 29 Apr, 2016 13:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted : drivers door handle (interior) & front marker L/H/S
Replies: 9
Views: 1291

Re: Wanted : drivers door handle (interior) & front marker L

Hello kjb1, yes it's me & here since 2009.....apologies for not yet posting on your recent Z3 thread on Xdrivers :)
by AW8
Thu 28 Apr, 2016 18:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Correct tyre size confirmation
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Correct tyre size confirmation

255/50/16 Nezen N'Fera SU1 x4 now all fitted.

Although stamped with same dimensions what came off definitely sat wider....the tyre fitter confirmed this - very odd, possibly down to deformation - not sure.

Anyway as stated will post a review once I have some varied driven miles on these.
by AW8
Thu 28 Apr, 2016 13:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Correct tyre size confirmation
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Correct tyre size confirmation

Thanks I am going with 225/50/16

Just checked realoem which shows style 55's shod with 225/50/ ZR16

Currently fitted Conti's are clearly well past it.
by AW8
Thu 28 Apr, 2016 11:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Correct tyre size confirmation
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Correct tyre size confirmation

Doh.....yes I meant it has 225/50/16 fitted....sorry for typo confusion.

The door jam has various details of sizes and ratings.

205/55/16v

205/60/15v

225/50/16 v

225/50/16 w

Original brochure with my car rims pictures states 225/50/16
by AW8
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 23:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 252338

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

PM on way ;)
by AW8
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 23:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine Breakdowns?
Replies: 19
Views: 2496

Re: Engine Breakdowns?

Z3 2.2i owned here.....I have had to change both cam sensors and car came into my hands with leak from a hairline crack to sump (sourcing correct replacememt was a mission) but otherwise no issues. Not burning much oil either and odometer shows 133k.....car owned here for 7 years since 102k. Wonderf...
by AW8
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 23:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Correct tyre size confirmation
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Correct tyre size confirmation

Style 55 (5 spokes) on 2001 2.2i (non sport)....7J16 I think. Should be 255/50/16 afaik.....have this size on all 4 rims currently, albeit they are aged & well worn Contis. The current fitment just seem a bit wide but I think they are out off shape. New tyres going on tomorrow hopefully......Nexen N...
by AW8
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 23:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted : drivers door handle (interior) & front marker L/H/S
Replies: 9
Views: 1291

Wanted : drivers door handle (interior) & front marker L/H/S

Black interior door handle door pull.... (drivers side)

Nearside clear marker for side/parking/position lamp.

Just shelling out near £700 on the car for items needed so fair prices would be appreciated - please PM if able to assist.

Thanks :)
by AW8
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 23:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 252338

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Not been on here for a good while..... :oops: Today had brake overhaul.....replacement discs pads all round plus rear shoes, wear sensors (all pagid) & fluid....oh and a front nearside caliperswapped out for new. Tomorrow having 4 new tyres......Going to try Nexen N'Fera SU1.....Non Sport 2.2i so 22...
by AW8
Thu 24 Nov, 2011 20:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I think it was a bargain! What do you think? the answer is!!
Replies: 9
Views: 808

I would guess value it at £150-£175 with clocks etc.

No idea what you paid but your post suggests a bargain so say £75.
by AW8
Thu 24 Nov, 2011 00:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted...BMW Z3 Kidney Grill(s) black with chrome surround
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Wanted...BMW Z3 Kidney Grill(s) black with chrome surround

I actually only need the nearside, (passengers side), item. Annoyingly I have damaged same.......Not happy :oops: Many modify switching to to all chrome or all black so if anyone has a spare nearside one (or maybe a pair for sensible money) then please PM me. It is the chrome surround & clips to my ...
by AW8
Sun 13 Nov, 2011 21:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Damp musty smell
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Thoroughly check the interior & inside the boot for signs of water ingression. I reduced damp in boot by removing rear clusters & rebonding the seals to same. I also replaced the radio aerial grommet. It may also be worthwhile to check rubber seals to roof/doors &/or re-proof the soft top. Ideally t...
by AW8
Fri 11 Nov, 2011 13:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2i Sump replacement......
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

Cheers...........good idea that last one.

Just to clarify & as my last post........the last bought salvage sump went on okay.

All is good now :D
by AW8
Thu 10 Nov, 2011 19:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2i Sump replacement......
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

Late update......

Car back all sorted & I am happy with all work done :)

Hopefully it will serve us fairly well this coming winter.
by AW8
Fri 04 Nov, 2011 09:34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: BBC: Frozen Planet
Replies: 8
Views: 1074

Recorded & waiting to watch :)
by AW8
Mon 31 Oct, 2011 14:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: A bit of 3's up action with Emma Bunton
Replies: 14
Views: 1284

Some searching online indicates it may be some variant of a Puma (VW based car made in Brazil).
by AW8
Mon 31 Oct, 2011 13:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: A bit of 3's up action with Emma Bunton
Replies: 14
Views: 1284

No idea what she was driving.

........Ferrari like on 1st quick viewing. But rear end suggests Marcos lines or even a kit car.......Door handles look as those from Mk3 Cortina.

Perhaps somoene with a keen eye &/or detailed knowledge will comment.
by AW8
Mon 31 Oct, 2011 11:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: A bit of 3's up action with Emma Bunton
Replies: 14
Views: 1284

Prefacelift 1.9............not sure whiuch is more sad, watching the video, identifying the car or posting my thoughts on this :oops:
by AW8
Tue 25 Oct, 2011 21:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW car magazine guide on 3.0 Z3
Replies: 23
Views: 1238

:thumb:
by AW8
Tue 25 Oct, 2011 21:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW car magazine guide on 3.0 Z3
Replies: 23
Views: 1238

Keen we don't go wildly off topic here. Some complain there are too many laws & rules only in modern society only to be later heard saying world would be a better place if folk better respected law & rules. I fully accept in lifes grand scheme such a breach may be deemed as minor but I suspect mag e...
by AW8
Tue 25 Oct, 2011 20:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2i Sump replacement......
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

Thanks for the info Gazza. Car & sump now with Rich at Barker Motor Works. Totally sick of all the sump dramas from various salvage suppliers so have given up & left car with him to sort. I just hope he doesnt find anything else wrong with it. I will seriously bear in mind your recommendation for th...
by AW8
Tue 25 Oct, 2011 20:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW car magazine guide on 3.0 Z3
Replies: 23
Views: 1238

I think Mike made a fair point....regardless as to how he phrased it &/or how it was taken. In the past I posted a scan from a car magazine on another forum but I first had decency to gain the editors permission. I imagine this might be less of an issue if the article was a few months old. As for "S...
by AW8
Tue 25 Oct, 2011 19:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Front bumper side lamp marker LED choices
Replies: 16
Views: 2871

Update..........My 9 led towers both failed. one side had three leds remaining & the other a mere one.

So I am back to the standard 501 bulbs.

I may get some more but if I do I will try to source better quality items and probably not the 9 led units again.
by AW8
Tue 25 Oct, 2011 19:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2i Sump replacement......
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

Well after paying for 3 sumps (2nd one never even arrived), the most recently paid for one is with car at indy & with view to fitting same if it is the correct item, (breaker assures me it should be ok). If wrong one then indy has agreed he will cause the existing sump to be professionally welded. F...
by AW8
Thu 28 Jul, 2011 22:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3/MX5
Replies: 13
Views: 1166

Have driven a few & owned both Mk1 MX-5 & Z3 - liked both though tired examples of each can disappoint. Normally aspirated Mk1 could benefit more power at times albeit there are plenty of well sorted MK1 MX-5's. Pro's & Cons of both cars but still admire the Z3 hence that's currently on drive & not ...
by AW8
Wed 27 Jul, 2011 20:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2i Sump replacement......
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

Cheers, Frustrating as have spent a couple of hours checking images online, realoem & the sourced part against mine. Eventually convinced seller my concerns were legitimate. Sump returned to Midland BM - Now need to again try to source another sump or get existing one professionally repaired. Oh wel...
by AW8
Wed 27 Jul, 2011 19:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2i Sump replacement......
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

Now sorted this myself- sump being returned as is wrong item
by AW8
Tue 26 Jul, 2011 20:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2i Sump replacement......
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

That requires dropping the engine cover. The cast numbers are on the forward most part of the sump which cannot be viewed without removing same. Cant access my garage as its frustratingly presently used for storeage. Time to do this presently is also an issue. The issue could be easily clarified if ...
by AW8
Tue 26 Jul, 2011 20:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2i Sump replacement......
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

Z3 2.2i Sump replacement......

I have a hairline crack on the sump of the Z3. Car is a 7/01 build 2.2i. realoem says sump part number is 11131437001 This lists at over £400 from BMW so I bought a sump from a BMW breaker. Now for the query/potential problem The sourced part I have in front of me has the following numbers cast on i...
by AW8
Thu 26 May, 2011 20:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bmw parts online
Replies: 10
Views: 2724

Now sourced. Went for the Vemo having had recomendation on here from jollyassassin via PM, (thanks again), who fitted a Vemo exhaust sensor without post fitment issues. Spoke to Danny from bmwpartsonline who confirmed VDO Siemems don't list these & this he seemed to think original BMW part likely to...
by AW8
Thu 26 May, 2011 20:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED : Exhaust Camshaft Sensor for 6 cylinder M54
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Now sourced. Went for the Vemo having had recommendation on here from member who fitted a Vemo exhaust sensor without post fitment issues.
by AW8
Fri 20 May, 2011 16:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: So why is it we don't drive an MX5?
Replies: 53
Views: 2814

As for the MX5, it sells well because of the price, nothing else. & balance, handling, reliability, character, image, enthusiast following, durability, aftermarket choices, simplicity, insurance etc. Quality costs, so if you want Quality you by the BMW or get a Merc its as simple as that......... I...
by AW8
Fri 20 May, 2011 00:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: So why is it we don't drive an MX5?
Replies: 53
Views: 2814

A well balanced, sensible reply Thanks :oops: :wink: (Since tweaked for spelling & grammar) Only experience of mx5's are the ones who have drivers that do everything in their power to piss you off and egg you on for some kind of race. Never experienced fiesty provocation from an MX-5 driver, (yet),...
by AW8
Thu 19 May, 2011 21:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: So why is it we don't drive an MX5?
Replies: 53
Views: 2814

S2000 certainly has an enthusiast following. S2000 appeal for me is very strong. I have no doubt it is probaly a more involving drive than the Z3 due to higher rev's required & in play on song plus the tail conduct. I like the look of the S2000, albeit the I think the Z3 has the classic edge edge wi...
by AW8
Thu 19 May, 2011 20:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: So why is it we don't drive an MX5?
Replies: 53
Views: 2814

Owned an '93 Mk1(NA) 1.6i SE(2).......... MX-5 IMO is a perfectly adequate car. I have also driven a brand new Mk1 owned by a family friend when it launched. Despite the years that seperated my driving experiences of the 2 cars, I was more than aware of the looser feeling of the car I owned which ha...
by AW8
Thu 19 May, 2011 00:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED : Exhaust Camshaft Sensor for 6 cylinder M54
Replies: 4
Views: 590

if its got no wire its an exhaust cam sensor and its sits on the offside near the headlight.. inlet one has approx 18 inch of cable on it. Thanks (title changed). I just checked indy paperwork with diagnostic result info shown & indeed it says exhaust sensor. He pointed out the sensor on the car to...
by AW8
Tue 17 May, 2011 16:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED : Exhaust Camshaft Sensor for 6 cylinder M54
Replies: 4
Views: 590

WANTED : Exhaust Camshaft Sensor for 6 cylinder M54

Part Number on realoem shows as 12147518628 fits a multitude of BMW's including as required for 2001 Z3 2.2i. This is the non cabled sensor that sits on the front of the offside & front of the engine secured by a 5mm allen bolt. Ideally after a BMW original part but will consider a quality 3rd party...
by AW8
Tue 17 May, 2011 11:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bmw parts online
Replies: 10
Views: 2724

jollyassassin, How have you been getting on with the Vemo exhaust cam sensor (pulse generator) ? Have had fault code read at indy & it shows as inlet cam sensor. Keen to avoid paying £88 for a BMW item I read on another site that OEM are made by Siemens VDO but this is speculation on basis they make...
by AW8
Mon 04 Apr, 2011 23:46
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: goodwood breakfast clu 3 4 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2670

Thanks......Not perfect but fairly tidy for a daily driver with 115k on clock. At least it was until I returned to it at 9.45 and saw a feathered friend had left it's mark on the back of it, (spare MF & detail spray in boot thankfully). The shingle car park directly opposite the circuit shop was onl...
by AW8
Mon 04 Apr, 2011 21:09
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: goodwood breakfast clu 3 4 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2670

I was there............too.

Couldn't do the Guildford southbound run as I had to travel from east of the venue & due to work couldnt confirm attending until Sunday.

Like many I ended up parking in the car park on the right just inside the entrance.
by AW8
Sun 03 Apr, 2011 22:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Inserts or upgrades - Rear subframe carrier bushes.
Replies: 8
Views: 1337

I understand what you are saying but can you elaborate on this please ? I know most poly bushes are brightly coloured but I'm not aware of a colour coding system being in place, either by individual manufacturer or across the wider suspension marketplace. Any links explaining this would be useful. I...
by AW8
Sun 03 Apr, 2011 05:13
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Usernames. Explain yourself!
Replies: 125
Views: 10539

AW is from factory code AW11 (Mk1 MR2)
8 is from RX-8

Two prior owned & thoroughly enjoyed RWD cars.
by AW8
Sun 03 Apr, 2011 04:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Inserts or upgrades - Rear subframe carrier bushes.
Replies: 8
Views: 1337

Thanks all comments noted....including advice re shocks from Mr Silver. I was very recently told by BMW indy one way to check for rear subframe bush wear is to take it to high rpm in 3d then lift off and reapply accelerator. This suposedly generates rear steer characteristics in cars with worn rear ...
by AW8
Fri 01 Apr, 2011 13:12
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Car Covers, good or bad?
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Having used a cheaper cover in past I am almost feeling the pain reading this. :head: :wink: IMO such items are best more suited for cars kept stored for several days, weeks, months at a time indoors & where dust is maybe prone (e.g poor floor surface in garage or a in garage shared as a carpentry w...
by AW8
Thu 31 Mar, 2011 18:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Inserts or upgrades - Rear subframe carrier bushes.
Replies: 8
Views: 1337

Thanks for response grandparipper but not wanting to add such obvious aftermarket kit however good. In UK we are heavily charged if we modify cars or refused claim settlements if we have undecalred & visible mods.

Still intersted to hear from amyone who has fitted rear subframe bush inserts.