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by andy18n
Thu 16 Aug, 2018 09:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window angle adjustment - top bolts
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Window angle adjustment - top bolts

Hi all
Got my drivers side door card off to adjust angle inwards a bit. Have adjusted bottom bolts but pillar has not moved. Seem to remember there are top bolts to adjust as well but can’t find them. Any ideas where they are?
Many thanks!
Andy
by andy18n
Mon 09 Jul, 2018 22:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS & DSC lights again!
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Re: ABS & DSC lights again!

Mine does this every year for a week or two after the MOT. Then stops and doesn’t re-show all year.
I’ve no logical explanation other than the test upsets the sensors and system a bit. Or it’s just total coincidence!

Cheers
Andy
by andy18n
Sat 13 Jan, 2018 21:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: off line for a bit
Replies: 15
Views: 1974

Re: off line for a bit

Sorry to hear that Pete - best wishes for Chemo and then recovery.
Andy
by andy18n
Wed 10 May, 2017 08:45
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Blue W Reg Z3M A447 towards Hinckley
Replies: 0
Views: 655

Blue W Reg Z3M A447 towards Hinckley

Followed me from Ibstock this morning, I was in tin top. Came alongside at the traffic lights - immaculate :)
by andy18n
Tue 20 Sep, 2016 21:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Kwik Fit MOT – ABS & ASC+T lights on like a Christmas tree
Replies: 18
Views: 2583

Re: Kwik Fit MOT – ABS & ASC+T lights on like a Christmas tr

I've had mine MOT'd at a few different places over the years and I often get the ABS / DSC light on after. It soon goes back out again. Stopping engine and restarting quickly a couple of times seems to clear it. Never had it any other time apart from just after MOT.......
by andy18n
Tue 12 Apr, 2016 21:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window angle adjustment
Replies: 10
Views: 1421

Re: Window angle adjustment

That's magic advice, thank you. I'd not twigged the higher bolts / screws behind the door card. That will make the process a whole lot more effective, as I'd only adjusted the lower bolts on their own, which just introduced stress in the whole frame and channels rather than actually moving it. It's ...
by andy18n
Mon 11 Apr, 2016 16:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window angle adjustment
Replies: 10
Views: 1421

Re: Window angle adjustment

Thanks all, much appreciated. I've got the car covered outside so issue not so pressing but will now work on the seals and look at some of the other threads on this subject from over the years. I may just have to live with it to some degree, as its more a case of the hood feeling like it should loca...
by andy18n
Sun 10 Apr, 2016 11:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window angle adjustment
Replies: 10
Views: 1421

Re: Window angle adjustment

Thanks. It's the last item on there that's the issue. If I tried to close the paper in, you can just about pull it out. It's not a height issue, it's the angle, ie window not pressing on seal enough, and not as much as passenger side. I have adjusted bottom rail bolts but they don't make any differe...
by andy18n
Sun 10 Apr, 2016 08:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window angle adjustment
Replies: 10
Views: 1421

Window angle adjustment

Hi all The Z3 is going to be living outside for a few weeks while we have some garage roof work done. My drivers side window angle isn't quite enough to get a good seal on the roof rubbers. I have moved the bolts at the bottom of the door, but that hasn't made much of a difference. Have taken gromme...
by andy18n
Wed 12 Aug, 2015 21:02
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Light blue Z3 A5 South of Hinckley
Replies: 0
Views: 382

Light blue Z3 A5 South of Hinckley

Spotted light blue Z3 roof down being driven by a chap in a beige cap. I was in my black Z3 going North and gave them a wave.
by andy18n
Tue 05 May, 2015 21:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3M shaking at 70 mph
Replies: 28
Views: 3167

Re: Z3M shaking at 70 mph

Sounds like rear wheel balance to me....good luck
by andy18n
Sun 26 Apr, 2015 21:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: stoneliegh show
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: stoneliegh show

I might go. I'm still a Robin Hood Club member but not sure they'll let me in with the Z3 even with the membership card.....
by andy18n
Sat 11 Apr, 2015 22:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: sorted
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: sorted

Great news Peter!
Andy
by andy18n
Mon 09 Mar, 2015 11:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: tick tick
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: tick tick

Check all connectors under seats Pete ready for when tool arrives. They are normally the culprit, guess this is a higher chance if its had a small impact.
Good luck
by andy18n
Thu 26 Feb, 2015 16:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: done it again
Replies: 15
Views: 1523

Re: done it again

Someone at the beer and burger event at East Mids aeropark told me a trick to release the bonnet last year and for the life of me I can't remember it. Sorry. I can't even remember his name but its the chap with the blue Z3 with refurbished Lotus White leather seats - think it might have been 'Mint' ...
by andy18n
Thu 22 Jan, 2015 10:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Changed my water pump yesterday...and...
Replies: 9
Views: 1669

Re: Changed my water pump yesterday...and...

funny you should find this, one of my mates on the RhoCar site said i should replace my water pump he said change it to a Meyle pump whilst i had my zed in bits peter2b Ha Ha Peter - yes what a coincidence!!!! My Meyle came with the rubber O Ring gasket. It wasn't fitted to the pump but was in the ...
by andy18n
Mon 19 Jan, 2015 13:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: anyone know what it could be?
Replies: 37
Views: 5076

Re: anyone know what it could be?

This is just a guess so perhaps take it with a pinch of salt but if the ECU has recalibrated for the extra air intake, it might need an ECU reset to push it back to original factory settings once its blanked off again. I've not researched this concept on the Z3 but on modern tin tops its a case of d...
by andy18n
Thu 08 Jan, 2015 14:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cruise control retrofit on a Z3 with M54
Replies: 86
Views: 14667

Re: Cruise control retrofit on a Z3 with M54

Update - bmminiparts came back quickly - about £180 which is a tenner or so cheaper than any dealer quote so have placed the order. Dealers have said the switch price has risen significantly in last 6 months or so - maybe a sign that stocks are running low. Its still a fair priced upgrade. Just hope...
by andy18n
Thu 08 Jan, 2015 12:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cruise control retrofit on a Z3 with M54
Replies: 86
Views: 14667

Re: Cruise control retrofit on a Z3 with M54

Cheers - submitted and will report back.....
by andy18n
Thu 08 Jan, 2015 10:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cruise control retrofit on a Z3 with M54
Replies: 86
Views: 14667

Re: Cruise control retrofit on a Z3 with M54

Interesting that this thread has restarted. I've just priced up the bits for my 2002 M54 3.0 and the dealer prices have risen sharply - have tried several dealers. Unless you can source secondhand, its a near £200 job now....quote below: 65718380054 £55.67 61318360926 £128.12 61311390968 £8.11 I mig...
by andy18n
Thu 01 Jan, 2015 11:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Changed my water pump yesterday...and...
Replies: 9
Views: 1669

Changed my water pump yesterday...and...

Hi all Been planning a preventative water pump change for a while. 2002 3.0 Sport, 47k miles. Did the job yesterday, pretty easy, changed to a Meyle pump. However was shocked when removed old original plastic impeller pump. Loads of play in the bearings and quite rough. I certainly wouldn't have wan...
by andy18n
Wed 31 Dec, 2014 09:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 2.2ltr 2001 bonnet
Replies: 11
Views: 2082

Re: z3 2.2ltr 2001 bonnet

Good news Peter!
by andy18n
Tue 16 Dec, 2014 21:26
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Selling Z3 for 320D - Good or bad idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 2300

Re: Selling Z3 for 320D - Good or bad idea?

Do be very wary of the timing chain issue on 4 pot BMW diesels. Those affected are the N47 engines, from around that time. Service history etc is irrelevant. Failure rate seems to be about 1 to 2% but if it happens it will write the car off. I know 2 people that this has happened to in our relativel...
by andy18n
Sat 13 Dec, 2014 11:59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: "MERRY" XMAS
Replies: 11
Views: 1645

Re: "MERRY" XMAS

Robin Hood 2b. Lotus 7 style kit car! :-)
by andy18n
Fri 12 Dec, 2014 22:48
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: "MERRY" XMAS
Replies: 11
Views: 1645

Re: "MERRY" XMAS

peter2b wrote:£1.13 in my local north shropshire
Peter2b merry Christmas
Are you the Peter2b from the Rhocar forum? I've sold the 2b and got a z3...have you done the same?
Cheers
Andy Spencer!
by andy18n
Sun 07 Sep, 2014 19:27
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: VC10 beer and burger
Replies: 81
Views: 12677

Re: VC10 beer and burger

Echo. A great afternoon and you are doing a fab job there. Really enjoyed it, and nice to meet some faces from the forum. Thanks for organising Pete.
by andy18n
Sat 06 Sep, 2014 08:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Undervalued?
Replies: 37
Views: 6784

Re: Undervalued?

You're right, it's
Was Septembers Classic Motoring mag. It's in the Z ready for anyone that wants a read at the Aeropark tomorrow
by andy18n
Fri 05 Sep, 2014 14:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Undervalued?
Replies: 37
Views: 6784

Re: Undervalued?

There's an article in last months classic car buyer magazine - a buyers guide for the Z3. It is saying that values are rising, especially for cherished, low mileage variants. Backed up by several indie dealers - one example where they have just paid more on trade in than the 2012 selling price of a ...
by andy18n
Mon 01 Sep, 2014 09:28
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: VC10 beer and burger
Replies: 81
Views: 12677

Re: VC10 beer and burger

Isaac and I are looking forward to it!! See you there. Cheers
by andy18n
Sat 02 Aug, 2014 09:25
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: VC10 beer and burger
Replies: 81
Views: 12677

Re: VC10 beer and burger

Either fine for us, cheers
by andy18n
Fri 01 Aug, 2014 10:00
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: VC10 beer and burger
Replies: 81
Views: 12677

Re: VC10 beer and burger

My lad and I are regular visitors to the Aeropark and have sat in the cockpit of the old Argosy before. I'm really hoping we can make it so put the 2 of us down please (Andy and Isaac). Might not be able to stay much past 5.30 but would still come anyway. Thanks for potentially organising. Cheers Andy
by andy18n
Fri 25 Jul, 2014 22:52
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: 2 spots today....Asda Rugby and A5 Hinckley
Replies: 0
Views: 405

2 spots today....Asda Rugby and A5 Hinckley

Lunchtime...52 plate immaculate z3 Sport black with red roof in Asda car park, Rugby

About 5.45pm, A5, Hinckley near Dodwells Bridge Island, R reg Z3 roof down 2 people in wearing caps. Gave you a wave from my black Z3 Sport!

Anyone on here?
by andy18n
Thu 03 Jul, 2014 16:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: eating oil? 2.2
Replies: 20
Views: 755

Re: eating oil? 2.2

When I first got my Z3 (which had done <1000 miles per year for a number of years) which had done a lot of shorter journeys, I got the occasional puff of smoke on start up, even though it had oil changes very regularly (<2000 miles between changes!). I found after a few longer runs and some motorway...
by andy18n
Sun 29 Jun, 2014 22:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Very Reluctant Possible Sale of Z3 2.2 M Sport Black 2001
Replies: 9
Views: 529

Re: Very Reluctant Possible Sale of Z3 2.2 M Sport Black 200

Keep it. I've managed to keep the kit car and now the Z all the time we've grown the family. The kids love going out in it now they are that bit older.
by andy18n
Fri 20 Jun, 2014 23:26
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Couple spotted
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Couple spotted

Long drive from Northfleet back home tonight

First a Z3 black facelift with private plate K reg later M alloys on M1 near Luton 5.30 ish tonight

Second a light green Z3 between Ibstock and Coalville at 6.45ish, reg S988 ***
by andy18n
Fri 13 Jun, 2014 21:47
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Silver 2.2 Sport Hinckley tonight
Replies: 0
Views: 475

Silver 2.2 Sport Hinckley tonight

Hi all
Waved a silver 2.2 Sport 51 Reg on my way home tonight in my Z between Burbage and Hinckley town centre. I had roof down, you didn't, shame on you!!!!
by andy18n
Sat 17 May, 2014 16:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS & TC light on after insp 2 and brake fluid change
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: ABS & TC light on after insp 2 and brake fluid change

Disconnected battery for 5 mins. Lights now off and done 20 miles, still off! Fingers crossed.
Thanks for help.
by andy18n
Sat 17 May, 2014 10:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS & TC light on after insp 2 and brake fluid change
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: ABS & TC light on after insp 2 and brake fluid change

Have had it up on ramps this morning. Nothing that they said needs doing has any issues or noticeable play. The bushes are still like new. If you grab the wishbone there is no play in them at all, just a tiny amount of flex in the rubber. No knock or play in either track rod end. I am now not a happ...
by andy18n
Fri 16 May, 2014 20:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS & TC light on after insp 2 and brake fluid change
Replies: 5
Views: 347

ABS & TC light on after insp 2 and brake fluid change

Hi all Had an Insp 2 and brake fluid change at a well known BMW and Mini Indy in the Midlands today. On the way back to work after 2 miles the ABS and traction control lights have come on. Pulled into a layby, stopped for 2 mins and restarted but they stayed on. Is this a pure coincidence or could s...
by andy18n
Tue 22 Apr, 2014 11:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 3.0 1 OWNER 28K MILES...
Replies: 29
Views: 2227

Re: Z3 3.0 1 OWNER 28K MILES...

Its very nice - but expensive at that and not a Sport so perhaps not quite as desirable in that price bracket. I bought my 2002 45k mile 3 owner 3.0 Sport with a very good service and MOT / HPI history via a wanted ad on this forum last year for less than half that advertised price....was a fair mar...
by andy18n
Wed 16 Apr, 2014 11:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Terraclean for 2.2 Z3 2001
Replies: 10
Views: 910

Re: Terraclean for 2.2 Z3 2001

Presume this is you Colin? I'm on here too (Andy Spencer), look forward to some local events and runs out in Leicestershire hopefully! Hope you and Kellie are enjoying the car, good weather for it at the mo!
Good result on the Terraclean, might consider it myself........
by andy18n
Fri 28 Feb, 2014 23:11
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Mallory Park Open Day
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: Mallory Park Open Day

I might pop along with the lad as well....maybe see you there!!
by andy18n
Sat 29 Jun, 2013 11:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Classic insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 863

Re: Classic insurance

ClassicLine Insurance in Hinckley Leicestershire for me. Small friendly and personal service and at £220 for a year 5k mile restriction and garaged pretty good going.
by andy18n
Thu 20 Jun, 2013 09:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Brake fluid change warning symbol
Replies: 18
Views: 582

Re: Brake fluid change warning symbol

Mine passed MOT last week with it 'on'. I've got it booked in elsewhere to have an Insp II and brake fluid change. The issue is that a warning lamp will stay on when car is started, but the advisory service lamp indicating a time for a brake fluid change will not - it is not a warning light so shoul...
by andy18n
Wed 19 Jun, 2013 13:30
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Silver Z3M M25 Watford area today 11am
Replies: 0
Views: 474

Silver Z3M M25 Watford area today 11am

Private plate C10 *** nice looking pre facelift Z3M
Was it you?
Cheers
Andy
by andy18n
Mon 17 Jun, 2013 10:29
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Save 5p/litre on Shell fuel
Replies: 22
Views: 3038

Re: Save 5p/litre on Shell fuel

Cheers - worked fine for me, filled up from empty yesterday and saved £2.25.....nearly paid for the Nitro premium over standard unleaded which is great!
by andy18n
Sat 15 Jun, 2013 09:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 3.0i Intake Backfire Disaster Help Needed!
Replies: 63
Views: 3723

Re: Z3 3.0i Intake Backfire Disaster Help Needed!

Have rebuilt my DISA valve this morning. The kit from i6 is good quality and the job is easy, bit fiddly in places. My cars only done 47k and the valve showed little sign of wear on the moving parts, however I was VERY surprised at how easily the offending pin came out. Can see why this issue happen...
by andy18n
Tue 11 Jun, 2013 21:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS light on after MOT......now sorted......
Replies: 3
Views: 280

ABS light on after MOT......now sorted......

Hi all Had first MOT since ownership on Z today. Flew through no problems but when I went to drive it away, ABS light came on and wouldn't go off. Stopped and started a couple of times, no change. MOT man said drive a mile or so, pull over, stop and start again and it will go off, something to do wi...
by andy18n
Wed 05 Jun, 2013 15:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 3.0i Intake Backfire Disaster Help Needed!
Replies: 63
Views: 3723

Re: Z3 3.0i Intake Backfire Disaster Help Needed!

Thanks for posting - have just ordered a kit myself for peace of mind - mine's only done 47k and no noises but seems mileage is irrelevant if yours went at 38k km.
Cheers
Andy
by andy18n
Thu 02 May, 2013 07:59
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: **02OOF black Z3 2.2 M4 Slough 6pm last night
Replies: 0
Views: 314

**02OOF black Z3 2.2 M4 Slough 6pm last night

Nice black 02 reg 2.2 with chrome pack next to me on M4 westbound near Slough last night around 6pm in a queue up to a minor accident. Roof down and looking great! Big smiles on the drivers face. Was it you?
I was in my 120d and quite jealous as it was a lovely evening!
Cheers
Andy