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by Tufarlian
Thu 12 Mar, 2020 09:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: E10 is coming
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: E10 is coming

Thanks Mike. Good to hear that Z3s should be OK. I have read elsewhere that it is likely to result in lower power and higher fuel consumption. If I were at all cynical I might think that is part of the plan. More fuel sold = more tax paid. One thing is for sure - it will not mean cheaper fuel! Don't...
by Tufarlian
Thu 12 Mar, 2020 08:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: E10 is coming
Replies: 5
Views: 688

E10 is coming

E10 petrol (10% ethanol) is going to be the new 'normal' by next year, with E5 becoming rarer and more expensive. According to the RAC: " As a rule, drivers of cars registered prior to 2002 are advised not to use E10 in their vehicle, as problems have been reported..... The RAC understands that if y...
by Tufarlian
Thu 09 Jan, 2020 09:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Rear Window or Entire Roof
Replies: 8
Views: 1839

Re: New Rear Window or Entire Roof

Black silicone is better than glue.

It can hold the fabric in place over the zip, prevent water getting through the zip and if you decide to replace the window after all it pulls away easier.

Mark
by Tufarlian
Tue 29 Oct, 2019 07:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Axel Stands
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

Re: Axel Stands

Good video. Thanks
by Tufarlian
Mon 28 Oct, 2019 19:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Axel Stands
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

Re: Axel Stands

Surely the question is if you are going to use the jacking points for the axle stands, where do you put the jack to lift the car onto the stands?
by Tufarlian
Fri 04 Oct, 2019 06:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted : Suction pipe evaporator-compressor
Replies: 0
Views: 3025

Wanted : Suction pipe evaporator-compressor

Hi,

Anybody got one of these aircon pipes available?

Suction pipe evaporator-compressor. Part No. 4 on this diagram
https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpa ... Id=64_0717

Fits all M54 Z3

Thanks
Mark
by Tufarlian
Sun 04 Aug, 2019 07:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is this a valid statement?
Replies: 10
Views: 2721

Re: Is this a valid statement?

Found this
http://www.onlyz3.com/en/prod_30.html

But only seems to list LHD
by Tufarlian
Wed 31 Jul, 2019 22:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic tools
Replies: 36
Views: 6406

Re: Diagnostic tools

Take a look at www.bcables.com

Cables, INPA, installer. Works for me :-)
by Tufarlian
Mon 29 Jul, 2019 21:03
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Boot weld repairers around North Yorkshire?
Replies: 13
Views: 3508

Re: Boot weld repairers around North Yorkshire?

Ray at Daytona Autos Congleton 01260 297957 Not had cause to use them myself but I saved the name just in case I ever needed it. They were recommended for fixing Z3 boot floors a few years ago. A Google search suggests they are still in business. In Cheshire. Not exactly North Yorkshire but certainl...
by Tufarlian
Fri 26 Jul, 2019 11:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is this a valid statement?
Replies: 10
Views: 2721

Re: Is this a valid statement?

Any way of finding out how many 3.0 litre Z3 were originally sold and registered in the UK?

Mark
by Tufarlian
Mon 03 Jun, 2019 16:30
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z£M Roadster 1999 Radio Code
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: Z£M Roadster 1999 Radio Code

Copied from my manual for the BMW Business CD.... "After three incorrect entries the word WAIT appears in the display. No further numbers can be entered for the next hour. The radio must not be switched off during this time. If the power supply is interrupted during this waiting time, the waiting ti...
by Tufarlian
Sun 02 Jun, 2019 14:14
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z£M Roadster 1999 Radio Code
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: Z£M Roadster 1999 Radio Code

One hour to wait then have another go with your other code.
Good luck
by Tufarlian
Sun 02 Jun, 2019 10:38
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z£M Roadster 1999 Radio Code
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: Z£M Roadster 1999 Radio Code

Hi You say it's a Blaupunkt Business CD RDS. Didn't they make the BMW Business range? Anyway, for the BMW Business CD you enter the code using the number buttons. 8142 Press button 1 8 times Press button 2 once Press button 3 4 times Press button 4 twice 3 incorrect entries and you have to wait an h...
by Tufarlian
Sat 22 Dec, 2018 17:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted : Aerial base unit
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Re: Wanted : Aerial base unit

Andy (Spurs Fan in a Coupe) might have another.

Or try bentley-boy. He responded to my post too but Andy got there first.

Good luck
by Tufarlian
Sat 22 Dec, 2018 15:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted : Aerial base unit
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Re: Wanted : Aerial base unit

Aerial base unit arrived as promised.

Fitted and works just fine.

Saved me a fortune over a new one. Thanks to Spurs Fan...... :-)
by Tufarlian
Sun 16 Dec, 2018 15:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted : Aerial base unit
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Re: Wanted : Aerial base unit

Sorted, thanks to Spurs Fan in a Coupe :thumb:
by Tufarlian
Fri 14 Dec, 2018 18:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted : Aerial base unit
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Wanted : Aerial base unit

These things seem to break whenever I go near 'em.

Anybody got a Z3 aerial base unit they want to sell?

Thanks
Mark
by Tufarlian
Sun 12 Aug, 2018 09:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window washer jets issue
Replies: 10
Views: 2570

Re: Window washer jets issue

HighSharpe wrote:
Sat 11 Aug, 2018 22:54
.....just wondering if there is a clamp that is supposed to come with this 'elbow' valve?
No, there isn't. It is just a push fit.

If it leaks it's probably because the pipe has opened up with age. A small cable tie will be enough to stop the leak.

Mark
by Tufarlian
Tue 17 Jul, 2018 14:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Broken Coolant Top Hose Flange
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Re: Broken Coolant Top Hose Flange

Probably wisest to bleed the system. Not only will you have lost coolant it will be open when you replace the flange so likely to get air in there. For oil filter removal https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Oil-Filter-Socket-Set-Removal-Tool-3-8-Drive-24-27-32-36-38MM-5pc-Set/191092309334?epid=1560832172&has...
by Tufarlian
Mon 25 Jun, 2018 07:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?
Replies: 28
Views: 4696

Re: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?

Bumpa wrote:
Sun 24 Jun, 2018 16:33
Incidentally, my dipstick tube doesn't have a top fixing as you describe, just the one immovable bolt at the bottom.
No top fixing on mine either and the bolt was tight. Managed to get a 1/4 drive ratchet and extension on it but it was tight.
by Tufarlian
Sun 24 Jun, 2018 15:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?
Replies: 28
Views: 4696

Re: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?

You're right. It was easy to remove, apart from the bracket being bigger than it looks and getting snagged on everything in sight . :-) A fair bit harder to refit because of the bracket and all the wires and pipes down there. Got to be very careful not to snag or trap anything. FWIW it was clear. It...
by Tufarlian
Sun 24 Jun, 2018 09:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?
Replies: 28
Views: 4696

Re: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?

Oh boy.

I feel another mucky afternoon is ahead of me......
by Tufarlian
Sun 24 Jun, 2018 08:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?
Replies: 28
Views: 4696

Re: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?

No, I didn't actually remove the dipstick tube but the pipe that runs down to it is new.

You're about to tell me it could be still be blocked down there, aren't you? :-)
by Tufarlian
Sun 24 Jun, 2018 07:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?
Replies: 28
Views: 4696

Re: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?

Well, I did ask :-) and thanks for such a comprehensive answer. There had to be a difference between them with such a price difference and your explanation makes it very clear. I have already replaced the entire CCV setup with new OEM parts and will be watching out for your install description for t...
by Tufarlian
Sat 23 Jun, 2018 16:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?
Replies: 28
Views: 4696

Re: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?

I have just recently ordered the Moroso C/Can - large size. The Moroso obviously looks to be a really good quality product but it's just a touch expensive. About US$250 including postage on eBay. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moroso-85472-Air-Oil-Separator-Catch-Can-Aluminum-2005-2013-5-7-6-1-Hemi-Car...
by Tufarlian
Wed 20 Jun, 2018 07:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?
Replies: 28
Views: 4696

Re: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?

......the handbook dont give you any guidance on a 150,000 mile engine. Nothing abnormal to report so far, around 8000 miles since the last service. Good point. Not got to 150k yet but I think I will try it at the next oil change These engines are moisture traps if you do short journeys I found the...
by Tufarlian
Fri 15 Jun, 2018 17:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?
Replies: 28
Views: 4696

Re: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?

Joycey wrote:
Wed 13 Jun, 2018 21:38
I now run 10w60 and all my issues have gone.
10x60 ? That's actually outside the spec of acceptable oil as specified in the handbook which says 0W-X or 5W-X, where X any desired upper viscosity limit

Won't it cause increased engine wear?

Note I am no oil expert. Just asking :-)
by Tufarlian
Mon 11 Jun, 2018 07:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?
Replies: 28
Views: 4696

Re: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?

I replaced the CCV and tubing on mine. The old parts were pretty clean.
It made absolutely no difference.

I'm thinking about trying the vacuum connection but I don't understand why it would work. Looks easy enough to try though.....
by Tufarlian
Wed 18 Oct, 2017 16:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlamp replacement FUBAR
Replies: 15
Views: 3581

Re: Headlamp replacement FUBAR

HB3 and HB4 here.

In a July 2000 build Z3 3.0
by Tufarlian
Mon 28 Aug, 2017 09:11
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New Member
Replies: 2
Views: 2171

Re: New Member

Hi and welcome.

You'll soon get this request from many more but just for once I'll be first.

Photos please :-)
by Tufarlian
Wed 14 Jun, 2017 08:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel soft centred?
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Re: Steering wheel soft centred?

Normal if the horn sounds when you press it
by Tufarlian
Mon 29 May, 2017 16:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: M chrome surround
Replies: 1
Views: 816

Re: M chrome surround

You have a PM.....
by Tufarlian
Thu 25 May, 2017 07:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another Royal fan
Replies: 2
Views: 966

Re: Another Royal fan

135GBP + 9.99P&P (Parcelforce next day recorded) + 100 deposit

That's exchange for my old wheel. £100 deposit refunded once the old wheel is returned

Took about 10 days and it arrived on the day Jack promised when I ordered it.
by Tufarlian
Wed 24 May, 2017 17:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another Royal fan
Replies: 2
Views: 966

Another Royal fan

Many folks on here have recommended Royal Steering Wheels and having decided that I'm keeping my Z3 for the foreseeable I finally gave in and ordered a re-trimmed wheel. It arrived yesterday and I fitted it straight away. I am very impressed. :-) One more recommendation for Jack at Royal Steering Wh...
by Tufarlian
Fri 19 May, 2017 18:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seatbelt retraction.
Replies: 5
Views: 1739

Re: Seatbelt retraction.

Really good suggestion this is. If your seat belts don't fully retract easily then please try it.

My seat belts looked perfectly clean but the driver's belt was especially slow to fully retract. Cleaned with warm water and dilute fairy liquid. Left to dry and now works like new.

Give it a go!
by Tufarlian
Wed 17 May, 2017 12:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Screen Washers
Replies: 7
Views: 1957

Re: Screen Washers

I remember manual screen washers :-)

The one way valves do eventually fail internally but they are really quite cheap to buy from your friendly neighbourhood dealer....
by Tufarlian
Wed 17 May, 2017 08:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Screen Washers
Replies: 7
Views: 1957

Re: Screen Washers

The valves do stop the screenwash draining back.

If it clogs up regularly check the tank. You might find a surprising amount of gunk at the bottom.....
by Tufarlian
Wed 10 May, 2017 21:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC and Brake Fluid Light.
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Re: ASC and Brake Fluid Light.

Easy things first - check the brake fluid level.

If that's ok then get the fault codes read. That will point you in the right direction. Much better than guessing.

Good luck :-)
by Tufarlian
Wed 19 Apr, 2017 11:59
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Front Seat Lift Spacers / Seat Lifters
Replies: 31
Views: 7844

Re: Front Seat Lift Spacers

My kit arrived today.

Looks very nicely made. :)

Seat is coming out to have the bolster refurb'ed next week so it will go back in with the kit.

Thanks
Mark
by Tufarlian
Wed 31 Aug, 2016 07:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel Nuts Upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 2737

Re: Wheel Nuts Upgrade?

Fender2004 wrote:You can buy chrome looking wheel nut covers but they are made from plastic.
Do the plastic covers fit the locking wheel nuts as well?
by Tufarlian
Thu 23 Jun, 2016 22:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3m rear view mirror wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 2598

Re: Z3m rear view mirror wanted

Convertible Mini mirror retrofit is in the knowledgebase: http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=42469 Thanks Rob That talks about an auto dimming mirror which I'm not bothered about. Just would like a smaller mirror and had given up on the idea because M mirrors are always so expensive. Ma...
by Tufarlian
Thu 23 Jun, 2016 17:51
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3m rear view mirror wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 2598

Re: Z3m rear view mirror wanted

Antm72 wrote:You could use one from a Convertible mini they are a direct fit too.
My Z3 is a 3.0 and the alarm electrics are inside the rear view mirror.
Do you know if they will fit into the convertible mini mirror?
Thanks
Mark
by Tufarlian
Thu 10 Mar, 2016 08:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oil consumption
Replies: 10
Views: 2118

Re: Oil consumption

The designs are similar so I guess so but I've only actually seen it on an M54 and there are Youtube videos on how to change the gasket.
by Tufarlian
Wed 09 Mar, 2016 17:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oil consumption
Replies: 10
Views: 2118

Re: Oil consumption

As well as the usual M54 oil use there is a fairly well known oil leak problem from the oil filter gasket where the unit is bolted to the block, when the gasket ages and becomes brittle. This can happen with no oil showing on the floor under the car as it only leaks when under pressure and the oil g...
by Tufarlian
Thu 11 Feb, 2016 08:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Leak in rear which is weeting boot carpet, pooling in batter
Replies: 24
Views: 2560

Re: Leak in rear which is weeting boot carpet, pooling in ba

For the rear window edging black silicon sealer makes a good adhesive (and sealer). A thin bead under the edge and then tuck it back in place. This isn't going to be leaking into the boot though. If it leaks it will be into the car. I've not had the problem with the third brake light but it is a kno...
by Tufarlian
Sat 30 Jan, 2016 09:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: So it's still not handling how I'd want...
Replies: 64
Views: 8868

Re: So it's still not handling how I'd want...

May car, a 3.0, used to tramline badly. I read lots of posts on here and worked through the list. Front bushes (Powerflex), including new lower suspension arms. Strut brace. No difference (so I sold it). Rear shocks and top mounts. Better ride but still tramlined. Front spring broke so new front spr...
by Tufarlian
Wed 04 Nov, 2015 17:40
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: I'm back after 2 years.
Replies: 4
Views: 1827

Re: I'm back after 2 years.

Depending on your budget you may have missed the boat for a Z3M.

I know I have. :-(

A 3 litre though? They remain a bargain.....
by Tufarlian
Sat 31 Oct, 2015 08:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: terrible steering wheel noise
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: terrible steering wheel noise

Sounds like it could be the slipper ring that's dried out.

If you take the steering column cover off you should be able to direct a some silicone spray into it with one of those long nozzles that come with aerosol lubricants (if you haven't lost it like I usually do).
by Tufarlian
Tue 27 Oct, 2015 18:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 gear change?
Replies: 25
Views: 4023

Re: Z3 gear change?

Changing the gearbox oil is a very good idea and I suggest also fitting an Earl's braided clutch hose.

The original flexible pipe can expand when hot leading to the clutch not fully disengaging. The Earl's braided hose sorts that.

https://www.earls.co.uk/earls/index.html