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by Warrior
Tue 06 Nov, 2018 00:18
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Had a bit of a spend up today!
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Had a bit of a spend up today!

Have you tried em out yet? :) ……...I'm interested how you get on with the rag top cleaner :rtm: :) Yes, bit of a rush job but better then others i've tried for the simple reason that it produced a lather that could be easily rinsed off. Some of the stuff i've used before soaps up like the Fairy Liq...
by Warrior
Tue 30 Oct, 2018 22:13
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Had a bit of a spend up today!
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Had a bit of a spend up today!

https://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/265x265/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/z/y/zymol-auto-wash.jpg ZYMOL SHAMPOO - like any other until you run out and make do with Turtle Wax or Simoniz. Then you realise how well it works with very little lather. https://www....
by Warrior
Fri 26 Oct, 2018 22:41
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Collinite # 845
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Collinite # 845

Yes, to prevent rather than cure. :D
I boxed for a number of years and most of the gyms didn't have showers so i'd rub a bit round the bits that mattered. Only needed a small bottle :oops:
by Warrior
Fri 26 Oct, 2018 03:04
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Collinite # 845
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Collinite # 845

I'm fairly sure that one of the names Rubbing Alcohol' is often sold as here in the UK is Surgical Spirit which is good for cleaning glass and mirrors, can be diluted and sprayed to help prevent frosty windows and...............used *under your arms, in your shoes etc., :D * best I explain! Kills BO...
by Warrior
Mon 15 Oct, 2018 02:02
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: iphone battery problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: iphone battery problem?

I was all set to pay £30 for a new battery but Apple ran an over the net battery health check and said it was showing 90%+ They explained that the screen display may show 100% but the actual capability of the battery would always be less with from day one. That a health check lower than 80% would be...
by Warrior
Sun 14 Oct, 2018 01:04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: iphone battery problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 217

iphone battery problem?

Nothing to do with Zeds but i've recently had to make use of the Apple helpline and think it worth spreading the word? First off, called Apple and received a promise to be called back within 2 minutes, and they did. :shock: My iphone 5 battery was dropping charge in a few hours and i'd been looking ...
by Warrior
Tue 09 Oct, 2018 13:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Side window leaks.
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Side window leaks.

I've clicked on Drivers side but am not entirely sure if it's a door seal or the pillar which was sorted a couple of years ago. Fortunately it's barely a drip or two.
by Warrior
Mon 08 Oct, 2018 00:51
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Dark Grey 3.0i Z3 Tescos Chelmsford - WIL
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Dark Grey 3.0i Z3 Tescos Chelmsford - WIL

Followed a nice clean Z3 over the roundabout to Tescos in Princes Road earlier today. NUmber plate started WIL.

Anyone on here?
by Warrior
Tue 25 Sep, 2018 00:12
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted fire extinguisher bracket
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Wanted fire extinguisher bracket

Are you talking about the strap that holds the extinguisher in front of the drivers seat?

If so, a second shout out as mine bust 18 months ago! :bawl:
by Warrior
Tue 25 Sep, 2018 00:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 detailed
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Z1 detailed

I'm sure each job has different requirements but any indicators for the cost of a decent once over Gazza?
by Warrior
Mon 24 Sep, 2018 23:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pool of water behind fuel flap
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: Pool of water behind fuel flap

Successfully cleared mine with a piece of garden wire but every so often needed re-doing so now I give it an occasional 1 second blast with the jet wash.
by Warrior
Sat 01 Sep, 2018 16:35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Into Motorsport? FREE Trophies
Replies: 0
Views: 363

Into Motorsport? FREE Trophies

One of the many hats I wear is that of a supplier of trophies for the Boxing market. When setting up a few years ago it was our intention to serve all sectors and as such we are now having a showroom clearance of ex display trophies including some for Karting, Scrambling and general motorsport featu...
by Warrior
Sat 01 Sep, 2018 16:26
Forum: Performance
Topic: Wheels refurbished
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Wheels refurbished

I had my split rims done about 3 years ago by these guys in Billericay so not too far from East London. http://paintituk.com/ Happy with the job, holding up well but just one small issue that I could have complained about had I noticed it, that being the rims had been hung for painting, presumably o...
by Warrior
Sun 05 Aug, 2018 22:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight 'Glass' Cleaning results?
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: Headlight 'Glass' Cleaning results?

Thanks all. I've tried the toothpaste with some success but as would be expected the good one came up well, the bad one not so good. I've a relative who works for BMW so will get a trade price for replacements before having a go with a cleaning kit. If anyone can mess a job like this up I can :) :du...
by Warrior
Sat 04 Aug, 2018 23:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight 'Glass' Cleaning results?
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Headlight 'Glass' Cleaning results?

Looking for advice regarding the expectations I should have for headlamp cleaning kits? For some reason my nearside headlamp glass is becoming increasingly dull. The drivers side whilst not pristine is perfectly acceptable for the age of the car but there's a marked difference between the two. My co...
by Warrior
Wed 25 Jul, 2018 23:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop for sale.
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Re: Hardtop for sale.

A little too far for me, thanks. Good luck with the sale...
by Warrior
Sun 22 Jul, 2018 22:56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: This isn't as easy as it looks!
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: This isn't as easy as it looks!

Lol how many pieces did you do it with?
by Warrior
Sat 21 Jul, 2018 17:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop for sale.
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Re: Hardtop for sale.

Is it in good nick?

Where in the country are you?
by Warrior
Tue 10 Jul, 2018 23:52
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Auto Polishing the Zed?
Replies: 0
Views: 301

Auto Polishing the Zed?

I've borrowed a Meguiars Dual Action Polisher to tidy up the paintwork on my van and all going well will give the Zed a blast as well.

Any tips, or problems I should be aware of as she's Titan Silver metallic. Nearly every youtube video features solid colour, usually jet black, cars?
by Warrior
Thu 24 May, 2018 22:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New steering rack - stiffness...
Replies: 20
Views: 3879

Re: New steering rack - stiffness...

A year on and with very few miles driven since fitting, the steering is leadlike again.

I didn't do as you suggested billysally :oops: as I didn't think i'd need to but will get the grease out and report back. :idea:
by Warrior
Fri 11 May, 2018 11:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS DSC & Hydraulics lights on...
Replies: 1
Views: 314

ABS DSC & Hydraulics lights on...

Last night on starting, with an intended long run in mind all 3 lights appeared, the exclamation mark in a circle, the ABS one and the exclamation mark in a triangle circled by an arrow. Short run and no change. EDITED POST: All sorted, slightly longer run and all reset. Possibly low battery charge ...
by Warrior
Wed 02 May, 2018 23:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How nickable are Z3's?
Replies: 14
Views: 1803

Re: How nickable are Z3's?

So far.............Dummy CCTV, (proper one on the way) Solar PIR Spotlight and heavily padlocked gates.

Picking up a wheel clamp - visual deterrent - this week and trying to encourage the missus to sleep in a tent alongside through the summer :D
by Warrior
Wed 02 May, 2018 23:52
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Shortest Night Run 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Re: Shortest Night Run 2018

Sounds good but for me that's an 861 mile round trip, door to door, nearly 16 hours in the saddle. Nearly as many miles as I done all of last year :shock:
by Warrior
Mon 23 Apr, 2018 01:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How nickable are Z3's?
Replies: 14
Views: 1803

Re: How nickable are Z3's?

Cheers all... Over the past couple of years two relatives have had cars nicked. On both occasions they gained access to the house via the double glazed front door which hadn't been double locked, handle pulled up etc., and nicked the keys. The suggestion with this latest spate is that they don't nee...
by Warrior
Sun 22 Apr, 2018 00:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How nickable are Z3's?
Replies: 14
Views: 1803

How nickable are Z3's?

Bit of background to the question. Earlier this week about 50 yards up the road from us an Audi RS4 was stolen off the drive. On the same night a Ford Fiesta was stolen and just last night a mates daughter had her car stolen, again from the driveway of the house. Today as I was putting the finishing...
by Warrior
Fri 30 Mar, 2018 01:12
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: A painting question and a painting question!
Replies: 2
Views: 727

Re: A painting question and a painting question!

Body shop sounds extreme as I reckon i've got about a square inch of repairs to do and 98% of that is barely noticeable and on the spoiler. Going for an MOT next weekend and the garage has sister company that does bodywork so will ask them for an idea of price. Completely random choice of Mustang an...
by Warrior
Thu 29 Mar, 2018 11:39
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: A painting question and a painting question!
Replies: 2
Views: 727

A painting question and a painting question!

I, or rather my Z3 has a very small 2mm diameter blister in the paintwork on the edge of the fuel filler bodywork. I know I can buy a touch up kit and sort in 5 minutes but am considering whether it's worth getting one of the dinks and dents guys out to do this, a couple of minor chips on the bonnet...
by Warrior
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 12:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Condensation
Replies: 6
Views: 1231

Re: Condensation

I use a couple of the Pingi Drying Bags. Not perfect but they do keep the worst at bay...
by Warrior
Sat 27 Jan, 2018 11:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fitting Z3 rear tonneau cover.
Replies: 10
Views: 1492

Re: Fitting Z3 rear tonneau cover.

Had my Zed for 6 years now and didn't even know there were back fittings lol! :dunce:
by Warrior
Mon 06 Nov, 2017 22:23
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z4 concept car
Replies: 9
Views: 1549

Re: Z4 concept car

Lovin the 2 colour seats and dash. :)
by Warrior
Wed 16 Aug, 2017 21:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Hard top, BMW fixing kit, tonneau and mesh wind deflector for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 1475

Re: Hard top, BMW fixing kit, tonneau and mesh wind deflector for sale

No problem, I keep looking but end up convincing myself that I don't need one.... :D
by Warrior
Mon 12 Jun, 2017 23:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm sounding and volume?
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Alarm sounding and volume?

For the first time in 5 years of ownership my Z3 alarm went off several times this morning.
No strong winds etc.,

Any suggestions?
by Warrior
Sun 23 Apr, 2017 23:50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wiring for Foglights on van?
Replies: 2
Views: 2381

Wiring for Foglights on van?

Posting this in the Lounge as it's not Zed related. :bawl: I have a 2008 model Citroen Dispatch Van with blocked off apertures ready to take front foglamps. It's suggested that the wiring may have been included in the initial build and is tied off somewhere in readiness should the original purchaser...
by Warrior
Sun 16 Apr, 2017 23:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slowly retracting seatbelt...
Replies: 4
Views: 1279

Re: Slowly retracting seatbelt...

Tried the silicone. Very marginal improvement.

Washing seems to be the favoured choice from YouTube posters so will try that next. Cheers
by Warrior
Thu 13 Apr, 2017 16:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Minor Door shut adjustment?
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

Are you sure you don't just need to grease the mechanism a little? When the door is shut properly, does it like up correctly with the rear panel? If so, that would suggest that there's not really an alignment issue and that it is just the mechanism binding a little. I'll try a bit of WD40 and repor...
by Warrior
Thu 13 Apr, 2017 16:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Minor Door shut adjustment?
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

Are you sure you don't just need to grease the mechanism a little? When the door is shut properly, does it like up correctly with the rear panel? If so, that would suggest that there's not really an alignment issue and that it is just the mechanism binding a little. I'll try a bit of WD40 and repor...
by Warrior
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 20:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Minor Door shut adjustment?
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

Are you sure you don't just need to grease the mechanism a little? When the door is shut properly, does it like up correctly with the rear panel? If so, that would suggest that there's not really an alignment issue and that it is just the mechanism binding a little. I'll try a bit of WD40 and repor...
by Warrior
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 01:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slowly retracting seatbelt...
Replies: 4
Views: 1279

Slowly retracting seatbelt...

Despite the seatbelt action being exactly the same since I bought zeddie 6 years ago, slow retraction has been mentioned as an advisory on the MOT :rtm: It is a minor irritant at times so time to sort I guess. One thing that bemuses me is that the plastic 'button' located a couple of feet along the ...
by Warrior
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 01:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New steering rack - stiffness...
Replies: 20
Views: 3879

Re: New steering rack - stiffness...

Update... I had another bush changed along with the sticking brake caliper and drove a short distance home. Steering still stiff but greatly improved. A few more days and a few nore miles and she's loosened up a treat. A little firmer as one would expect with a few new parts but heading in the right...
by Warrior
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 01:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Minor Door shut adjustment?
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

Minor Door shut adjustment?

Passenger side door - clunnk.......closes perfectly every time.

On the drivers side I frequently find that I pull or push the door shut and have to do it a second time with a little more welly so some minor adjustment is needed but it's not obvious as to how this is achieved?
by Warrior
Sat 08 Apr, 2017 01:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Chrome exterior door handle covers
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: Chrome exterior door handle covers

Mine came with the car when I bought her about 6 years ago. I think they were taken as an option when new so probably the 30 quid one's. They are genuine chromed metal.
by Warrior
Fri 07 Apr, 2017 23:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Chrome exterior door handle covers
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: Chrome exterior door handle covers

They look great!

I've previously stuck mine on using double sided high bond sign tape. One is fine, the other has dropped off a couple of times. Other methods have been suggested on here before but i've not wanted to ladle glue on the handles.
by Warrior
Mon 03 Apr, 2017 23:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off
Replies: 36
Views: 5295

Re: steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off

New Caliper and both sets of front pads changed today. Problem sorted.
by Warrior
Mon 03 Apr, 2017 23:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Automatic gearboxes realiability question on all Z3
Replies: 15
Views: 2707

Re: Automatic gearboxes realiability question on all Z3

I've got the 3.0i with an auto box. Another nod for the tiptronic box :)
by Warrior
Mon 13 Mar, 2017 19:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New steering rack - stiffness...
Replies: 20
Views: 3879

Re: New steering rack - stiffness...

Hi, What was your reason for changing the rack in the first place - here is a copy of a post I put up on another Z Forum that might be worth considering :- 'I had a problem with mine after bringing it out of winter storage - the steering being very heavy - I was considering changing the rack and po...