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by t-tony
Fri 16 Nov, 2018 23:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How’s my old Z3 3.0
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: How’s my old Z3 3.0

I thought you sold your Z3 to Mint?

Tony.
by t-tony
Sun 30 Aug, 2015 23:17
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: MOT's and the non white bulb
Replies: 7
Views: 2256

Re: MOT's and the non white bulb

Unless an indicator bulb shows WHITE light it should not fail. It should be pass and advise. This was told me by the local VOSA man several years ago and still is true. However, how mean do you have to be before you can afford to change a bulb or two to make sure your car passes it's M.O.T.. Why do ...
by t-tony
Sat 25 Jul, 2015 21:16
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Just a meet up for a natter and a drink. Sept 13th.
Replies: 0
Views: 1189

Just a meet up for a natter and a drink. Sept 13th.

Hi everyone, some of you will remember that last year an impromptu and informal meet was held at the Trent Port pub at Gainsborough, attended by 9 cars if I recollect rightly, up to now we have 10. This was arranged by Eddie1 (Pete), and this year I'm arranging a similar event at my local pub the Wh...
by t-tony
Fri 06 Feb, 2015 20:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 19
Views: 1172

Re: Is it just me?

I get out of the way, .... in case it's Dave. :)

Tony.
by t-tony
Thu 05 Feb, 2015 23:47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Davejue1 somewhat older and wiser today
Replies: 37
Views: 2288

Re: Davejue1 somewhat older and wiser today

Hi Dave, many happy returns to you. Better late than never. May 3rd we'll be back in Florida so won't make Duxford. And don't forget " A man's as old as he feels, it's when he stops feeling he's old" Hope to see you and Pete, Dave , Brilie, Dave(Mint) et al at Newark this year.

Tony.
by t-tony
Thu 05 Feb, 2015 23:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.8 engine into a 2 litre body??
Replies: 11
Views: 1179

Re: 2.8 engine into a 2 litre body??

Sakari Matt, I would be interested in having a look at your project sometime. I work in Lincoln and live locally, so if you would like to PM me I would like to have a look. Cheers Tony.
by t-tony
Tue 20 Jan, 2015 22:18
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cornish Z3
Replies: 14
Views: 2541

Re: Cornish Z3

Hi Alan, yes I realise. You have my email if you want a natter.

Tony.
by t-tony
Fri 02 Jan, 2015 20:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 'quirky' rear fog lights.
Replies: 10
Views: 1933

Re: 'quirky' rear fog lights.

Being a sceptic, I would put that down coincidence and a bad contact. :wink:

Tony.
by t-tony
Thu 01 Jan, 2015 17:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear tyres on Z3 - Is this illegal?
Replies: 21
Views: 4237

Re: Rear tyres on Z3 - Is this illegal?

Absolutely David, this is by far the best way to get the most use/wear out of rear tyres. All it costs is a few ££ at your local tyre house to swap them on the rims and re balance.

Tony.
by t-tony
Sat 27 Dec, 2014 23:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear tyres on Z3 - Is this illegal?
Replies: 21
Views: 4237

Re: Rear tyres on Z3 - Is this illegal?

Plod could argue what they like and you would be well within your rights to tell them to take a hike. I had to pass and advise on a pair of tyres a couple of weeks ago which were on 1.8mm ( measured with a digital depth gauge) and my manager at work tried to give me a Bo.....ng until I printed the p...
by t-tony
Sat 27 Dec, 2014 23:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cockpit lighting when the door opens
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Re: Cockpit lighting when the door opens

I have some 30cm adhesive strip red led's which I bought in a Walmart store in Florida. When I tested a Volvo the other day I noticed that the rear side lights came on when I opened the tailgate. Thinking that is a good idea when opening your boot on a dark street, I thought I could fit these to the...
by t-tony
Tue 23 Dec, 2014 21:06
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cornish Z3
Replies: 14
Views: 2541

Re: Cornish Z3

Hey Ken, southern boy makes some very nice quality items for repairing seat belt guides without the need to strip the seat. Check them out.

Tony.
by t-tony
Mon 22 Dec, 2014 19:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is that lump removable?
Replies: 10
Views: 1963

Re: Is that lump removable?

That "lump" in the carpet is exactly that. A lump in the carpet, there is nothing behind it but a void. If you care to pm me your email I will send pictures of how I adapted mine into a Proper foot rest pedal. PM Sirius -c and ask him also.

Tony.
by t-tony
Sat 29 Nov, 2014 00:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Interior Light
Replies: 8
Views: 1953

Re: Z3 Interior Light

Hey Baz, you could try going all modern and fitting an LED type interior light bulb, I have, and on these dark nights the light output is much better than the old one. Just an Idea?

Tony :) .
by t-tony
Mon 10 Nov, 2014 20:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steel brake line replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1625

Re: Steel brake line replacement

These are standard 10mm male and female unions as fitted on millions of cars. If you can, remove one of each and take them to the factors as a pattern, or if that's not an option I can email some pictures if you want to pm your email to me. Before you make a start try a few practice " flares" to mak...
by t-tony
Thu 06 Nov, 2014 11:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Winter Storage
Replies: 19
Views: 3457

Re: Winter Storage

Hi Jonathan, have you sold your car cover please? If not, how much we're looking for, for it?

Tony.
by t-tony
Wed 05 Nov, 2014 21:54
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Z3M Roadster in Donegal, Ireland
Replies: 2
Views: 1903

Re: Z3M Roadster in Donegal, Ireland

Great to see you out in the car Barry. Must say your missus was smiling before she drove you apre guiness. Great to see that car saved from the ashes mate. :)

Tony.
by t-tony
Wed 05 Nov, 2014 21:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale - BMW Z3 external car cover
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

Re: For Sale - BMW Z3 external car cover

Hi Pete, how soon do you need to sell the cover. I have been thinking about getting one for mine while she's off the road from end of Nov. Thank you, Tony.
by t-tony
Mon 03 Nov, 2014 16:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steel brake line replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1625

Re: Steel brake line replacement

Regarding brake pipe replacement, copper will far out last steel pipes but they are very difficult to re-use. By that I mean when you try to loosen the steel union on a copper pipe it will twist the copper pipe very easily and ruin it. A better alternative is the older cupro- nickel type of pipe, mo...
by t-tony
Wed 29 Oct, 2014 23:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Black Kidneys
Replies: 37
Views: 6468

Re: Black Kidneys

Grilles are a very emotive subject. I fitted some chrome ones on my car earlier this year, they didn't grow on me and many comments agreed with me so I sold them on. I do like the ones on the M coupe with body coloured surround and silver/grey grille slats. I know it's a personal thing but I think M...
by t-tony
Fri 24 Oct, 2014 23:21
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Cloudy Rear Window
Replies: 19
Views: 4984

Re: Cloudy Rear Window

Greygate polish is great for the flexible plastic rear windows in most convertible soft tops. As Southernboy points out it is not easy to apply pressure to the "screen" so I employ an assistant to apply a block of thick-ish plywood wrapped in a towel to the outside or inside of the screen depending ...
by t-tony
Sun 12 Oct, 2014 22:08
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: New headunit connection question
Replies: 7
Views: 1840

Re: New headunit connection question

Visit your local Halfords, they keep a range of adaptive stereo cables. There are relatively inexpensive, I've used them before and have one in my 2000 Z3 connecting a Sony unit to the original loom plugs.

Tony.
by t-tony
Sat 11 Oct, 2014 20:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Easy install parking sensor
Replies: 20
Views: 2814

Re: Easy install parking sensor

Hi Mark, sorry for late reply but I've not been on here for a couple of days. If your kit is the wireless type you will need to find the wire that feeds the reversing lights at either of the rear light units in the boot, and splice into this for the feed and connect to any earth point on the body fo...
by t-tony
Mon 06 Oct, 2014 20:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Easy install parking sensor
Replies: 20
Views: 2814

Re: Easy install parking sensor

Thank you ever so much for that,it's really useful information and I can hopefully get these fitted now with confidence re where to put them.

Cheers,Tony. :)
by t-tony
Sat 04 Oct, 2014 22:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Easy install parking sensor
Replies: 20
Views: 2814

Re: Easy install parking sensor

That's fine, thank you.

Tony.
by t-tony
Sat 04 Oct, 2014 21:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Easy install parking sensor
Replies: 20
Views: 2814

Re: Easy install parking sensor

Hi TR4man, I have a set of these type sensors which my son bought me for Christmas 2 years ago. I found them in a safe place the other day and deciding to get them fitted, I've previously fitted some on an MX5,but I noticed there is an alloy stiffener behind the plastic outer bumper. The ones on you...
by t-tony
Sat 27 Sep, 2014 00:11
Forum: Performance
Topic: ACS splitters fitting
Replies: 10
Views: 2090

Re: ACS splitters fitting

If you let the silicon cure first you will be trying to squash with bolts later and also silicon is a very powerful adhesive, if you ever need to remove them you may break them before the silicon lets go. The point of doubled sided tape is that although both sides adhere to their halves of the joint...
by t-tony
Sat 27 Sep, 2014 00:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Thanks for all your help over years. :) Z3 no more :(
Replies: 15
Views: 1045

Re: Thanks for all your help over years. :) Z3 no more :(

It sounds as though you were the biggest loser in this accident and if the claim by the owner of the lorry wasn't too big you shouldn't lose all your no claims discount. Shop around if you really want to keep Zedding. I'm sure you can come up with a solution. Good luck, Tony.
by t-tony
Fri 26 Sep, 2014 23:56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Vulcan last flight 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1766

Re: Vulcan last flight 2014

Clarkson also gave his opinion on why the Concord was out grown in terms of it's usefulness by modern technology, the whole point about leaving the UK and having meetings in the US "before you even left the UK" in time lapse, was rendered pointless by modern communications and conference calls et al...
by t-tony
Fri 26 Sep, 2014 23:40
Forum: Performance
Topic: ACS splitters fitting
Replies: 10
Views: 2090

Re: ACS splitters fitting

The trouble with self tappers is that they are very prone to vibration, often making them come loose. I got these type of splitters while in the US and intend fitting with self tappers with some 3M double sided tape as an extra buffer to help stop vibrating loose.
by t-tony
Thu 11 Sep, 2014 00:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seatbelt retraction - slow
Replies: 11
Views: 2110

Re: Seatbelt retraction - slow

I have to disagree Barry, I test up to 9 vehicles every day and part of the seat belt test is it ensure that when fully extended and plugged into the buckle on the seat or floor when released it will recoil fully to the seat back. When they don't all they need is the webbing cleaning of mainly women...
by t-tony
Wed 10 Sep, 2014 00:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seatbelt retraction - slow
Replies: 11
Views: 2110

Re: Seatbelt retraction - slow

I wouldn't use anything other than silicon spray on the belt webbing, it is almost odour less when dry and isn't greasy.
by t-tony
Tue 09 Sep, 2014 18:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seatbelt retraction - slow
Replies: 11
Views: 2110

Re: Seatbelt retraction - slow

Colbert has hit the nail on the head. The biggest problem with slow recoiling belts it the fact they are dirty which causes friction and the belt won't wrap freely around itself. Not in my car I hear you all shout, but it is never the less. Clean them with soap and water,thoroughly dry them and the ...
by t-tony
Sun 31 Aug, 2014 22:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Undervalued?
Replies: 37
Views: 6868

Re: Undervalued?

Not worth restoring is the real reason people like Spurs Fan in a Coupe can make good money breaking these cars, just like Dave said earlier re- breaking Boxsters. Low mileage examples of almost any car will fetch stupid money even with cloth seats. If you bought one what would you do? rip out the c...
by t-tony
Sun 31 Aug, 2014 22:11
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: north yorks
Replies: 10
Views: 1992

Re: north yorks

Very nice too Bri, but a couple is 2 :lol: Well, it is here in Yellow Belly country. Looks great, mate from work up there till Tuesday this week. Thanks for the pic's

Tony.
by t-tony
Sun 31 Aug, 2014 21:21
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Clutch pedal to the floor.
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: Clutch pedal to the floor.

If you put the car in gear and crank the starter does it try to move or not? If it tries to move it's unlikely to be the pressure plate, more likely hydraulic fault. If it doesn't try to move the clutch itself is faulty/broken.
by t-tony
Sun 31 Aug, 2014 21:17
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: VC10 beer and burger
Replies: 81
Views: 12819

Re: VC10 beer and burger

I'm happy to see the weather gods are smiling on the beer and burger afternoon, sad we will miss it but hope you all have a great time together.

Cheers Tony and Shirley.

ps Please post plenty of pictures so we can see what we missed.
by t-tony
Wed 13 Aug, 2014 07:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Interesting door mirror option - Chrome...
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: Interesting door mirror option - Chrome...

Hydro coating is the application of a "transfer" the way I understand it?
by t-tony
Tue 12 Aug, 2014 22:04
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Interesting door mirror option - Chrome...
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: Interesting door mirror option - Chrome...

Then there is the option of "wrapping" or the new option of " Hydro coating" I have no idea of costs but either is an alternative to "plating". :)
by t-tony
Sun 10 Aug, 2014 22:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Suspension?
Replies: 9
Views: 557

Re: Suspension?

You don't need "definitive" measurements at this stage Del. What you need to be able to do is simply compare a given measurement from, say point A to point B on both sides of the car as you already have in measuring the height from ground the wheel arch. This should then tell you if there is a diffe...
by t-tony
Sun 10 Aug, 2014 15:29
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Rear roundel badge and side roundels Z4MC
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

Re: Rear roundel badge and side roundels Z4MC

Make sure you've measured correctly as the side roundels on a Z3 are 78mm dia. Boot and bonnet are both 82mm not as often sold as an 82mm and 73mm set.
by t-tony
Sat 09 Aug, 2014 22:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Which automatic transmission fluid
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: Which automatic transmission fluid

Get under your car, there will be a coloured sticker on the gearbox which will tell you which oil you need to use. It won't tell you the quantity but if you pm me your car reg no. I will find out for you on Monday. I changed my gearbox oil and filter last year in a car which is supposedly filled for...
by t-tony
Sat 09 Aug, 2014 22:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roundel badges for side gills Z3
Replies: 5
Views: 753

Re: Roundel badges for side gills Z3

Hi, I fitted some on my car this afternoon bought from eBay seller "qwerky_uk". These are 78mm dia ones and by far the dearest ones to buy for your Z at £8.95 each, but very well worth it IMHO. Also don't forget the 45mm one for your steering wheel too. That finishes the "look".

Cheers, Tony. :)
by t-tony
Fri 08 Aug, 2014 22:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Question abut Angel Eye Headlight Units
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: Question abut Angel Eye Headlight Units

Hi Stephen, you bought my original headlights? I will shoot some pictures tomorrow and get them to you. My Angel eye all chrome headlights came from California.

Cheers, Tony.
by t-tony
Fri 08 Aug, 2014 20:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Question abut Angel Eye Headlight Units
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: Question abut Angel Eye Headlight Units

Hi Stephen, as far as I'm aware the 4 mounting screws and locknut adjusters are merely for aligning the headlight with the body work and bonnet, not adjusting the beam alignment.

Cheers, Tony. Ps if you need more info I will take some pics tomorrow and send them to you.
by t-tony
Tue 05 Aug, 2014 17:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Newbie Z3 owner
Replies: 27
Views: 4355

Re: Newbie Z3 owner

Hi Mike, I posted on .org last night about this . There is a photo of my wheel centre cap. You can PM me on there later if you would like more info.

Cheers,Tony.
by t-tony
Mon 04 Aug, 2014 23:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The Auto tell-tale light.
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: The Auto tell-tale light.

I get this with my w reg 2.0 Auto too occasionally. No other apparent issues, no fault codes stored no noises either. I can almost guarantee to make it come on when I go into the workshop at work in a very tight left hand lock, the light comes on when I reverse out again, almost every time. Stop and...
by t-tony
Mon 04 Aug, 2014 22:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: caliper seals and pistons
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: caliper seals and pistons

Cheers for that Del. I'm thinking of refurbing my front callipers over this winter. This is good info.
All the best, Tony.
by t-tony
Mon 04 Aug, 2014 17:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Newbie Z3 owner
Replies: 27
Views: 4355

Re: Newbie Z3 owner

Hi Steve, eBay probably your starting point unless you go the genuine route . On here Spurs Fan in a Coupe (Andy) may well have a good used one at a fair price,I've had several bits from him as he is constantly breaking Z's and he is a top bloke. Alternatively if you want to modify your car, you can...
by t-tony
Mon 04 Aug, 2014 16:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: caliper seals and pistons
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: caliper seals and pistons

Hi Lee, what model Z do you have, how much were the kits and who was the seller please?

Thanks, Tony. :)