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by swappy
Mon 18 Jan, 2016 19:16
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Bonnet wont release
Replies: 17
Views: 5042

Re: Bonnet wont release

Hi,mine was the other way, was i pig to open you really seemed to have to pull hard on the lever, and then it wouldn't catch sometimes when closing, So I gave both the catches on the slam panel loads of WD40 to dissolve all the old muck and grease, then gave it a bit of a scrubbing with an old tooth...
by swappy
Mon 28 Dec, 2015 23:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: headlight cover
Replies: 4
Views: 953

Re: headlight cover/Air duct

i know this thread is quite old, and not sure if i'm posting this in the right place as its sort of on topic. But over the christmas holidays I had the front bumper off, (2.0l by the way) to do a couple of odd jobs and thought i'd do mike fishwick's air intake mod. Only to find that the 2.0l was the...
by swappy
Sun 21 Jun, 2015 21:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 parts available in Sussex
Replies: 10
Views: 1430

Re: Z3 parts available in Sussex

Hi are the rear wings topaz boue andvehat conrition are they in ?
Thanks
by swappy
Sat 25 Apr, 2015 20:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How is the air bag light still on?
Replies: 18
Views: 2644

Re: How is the air bag light still on?

Any tips on changing over the control module ? Just got one off ebay, same part number. Had a couple of fault codes using a B600 reader/reset tool it gave me a couple of fault codes but wouldn't reset them. One of the codes was F0 which according to the booklet that came with the reader was an error...
by swappy
Sat 18 Apr, 2015 09:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: mot fail
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: mot fail

Had the same problem with my headlights, adjusting knob was seized and came off. Freed it off with some WD40 and worked it back and forth then degreased it and used epoxy resin to glue the knob back onto the shaft. Had to hold onto it for five minutes while the epoxy started to set so the knob wasn'...
by swappy
Wed 15 Apr, 2015 18:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted Z3 roadster sill for passenger side
Replies: 9
Views: 1339

Re: Wanted Z3 roadster sill for passenger side

Hi, the sills are normally metal,hard to find second hand in good condition. There are some fibreglass ones but there not standard as they have gills at the rear, available usually on ebay for about £170 a pair and then youve got to paint them. Surprised nobody makes fibreglass standard replacements...
by swappy
Mon 06 Apr, 2015 11:12
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Thoresby hall 4th May
Replies: 10
Views: 2302

Re: Thoresby hall 4th May

Count me in if the weather is good as today :-)
by swappy
Thu 19 Feb, 2015 16:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insurance - result :-)
Replies: 25
Views: 2754

Re: Insurance - result :-)

Is everybody talking fully comp insurance ?
And the multi car policy was that a £100 on top of just insuring your main car?
by swappy
Sun 01 Feb, 2015 19:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.8 engine into a 2 litre body??
Replies: 11
Views: 1127

Re: 2.8 engine into a 2 litre body??

Hi theres a 3ltr donor car on ebay, nothing to stop you now :)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3-3-LITR ... 1c4d7df02e

:oops: didn't read the last post properly :head:
by swappy
Sun 01 Feb, 2015 10:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Narrow body side skirts
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Narrow body side skirts

Hi melaac theres some fibreglass ones on ebay
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3-S-POWE ... 2c953bee46

Regards Martin
by swappy
Sat 31 Jan, 2015 20:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Only 1 speaker out of 4 works.
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: Only 1 speaker out of 4 works.

Hi warhammer23, not all the Z's had an amp I think it depended on what extras you ordered when the car was new. Mine has simple wiring head unit to speakers :) makes things simple. I only discovered this because when i got the car the front speakers wernt working but the tweeters in the doors and th...
by swappy
Fri 30 Jan, 2015 23:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 245091

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

The return pipe is 8mm bore at ethier end where it is rubber the rigid section is 8mm outside diameter so it fits inside the rubber pipe each end, will the silicone hose stretch? I cut my factory pipe clips with a dremmel , took seconds with less chance of slipping.Had to reroute/ lengthen my pipe a...
by swappy
Fri 30 Jan, 2015 18:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB Headlight motor
Replies: 1
Views: 332

WTB Headlight motor

Hi I a looking for a headlight adjustment motor, one of mine has decided to self destruct :bawl: . Already tried ebay but no luck.
by swappy
Wed 28 Jan, 2015 18:48
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Mallory Park meet and track parade
Replies: 4
Views: 997

Re: Mallory Park meet and track parade

Count me in 8-)
by swappy
Sun 25 Jan, 2015 21:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone see one of these around?
Replies: 14
Views: 1817

Re: Anyone see one of these around?

akirk wrote:saw 6 of them in a layby locally (cotswolds) soon after they came out - very beautiful...

Alasdair
Now your just bragging :lol:
by swappy
Sat 24 Jan, 2015 18:34
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strut Brace questions
Replies: 20
Views: 3750

Re: Strut Brace questions

Do they charge you more if you tell them? :roll:
by swappy
Sat 24 Jan, 2015 17:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone see one of these around?
Replies: 14
Views: 1817

Re: Anyone see one of these around?

Funny this read this post yesterday, then today just about to take the Z out for a spin and theres one of these driving up my road, very quiet must have been on electric only. By the way i'm in Gedling, Nottingham
by swappy
Sat 24 Jan, 2015 06:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: Headlight

Hi southernboy thanks, so was the provision for the sidelight in the headlamp just blanked off in the six cylinder models
by swappy
Fri 23 Jan, 2015 22:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Headlight

Does anyone know if there were any differences in the early facelift headlights with the orange indicators to any previous model mine dont have the sidelight in the headlight its in the bumper so Is my headlight different to a 1.9 pre facelift? I need to replace my offside one, quick replies appreci...
by swappy
Tue 20 Jan, 2015 22:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD:Seat belt guide fix - polished silver
Replies: 8
Views: 1075

Re: FS:Seat belt guide fix - polished silver

Hi Orinoco you have a PM
by swappy
Tue 20 Jan, 2015 19:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 245091

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww186/stevov/Mobile%20Uploads/20150108_160549_HDR.jpg Strut brace Hi Stevov I brought the same strut brace :D. Put it on the car didnt seem to line up that easily, but after removing the brace and fitting the brackets to the strut towers(left them loose) still to ...
by swappy
Sun 18 Jan, 2015 21:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front strut Torque setting
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Front strut Torque setting

Just purchased a strut brace, I know I should have sorted the rest of the suspension first but couldn't resist something shiny :lol: Anyway the question is whats the torque setting for the three bolts on the strut tower, and they don't seem very long not long enough to accomodate a strut brace can t...
by swappy
Sat 17 Jan, 2015 20:51
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2.0l cam cover
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: 2.0l cam cover

Thanks TR4man got them, a minor detail but it bugged me . :lol:
by swappy
Sat 17 Jan, 2015 16:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale - Z3 2.8 wide body/mouth Artic Silver front bumper
Replies: 9
Views: 1749

Re: For Sale - Z3 2.8 wide body/mouth Artic Silver front bum

Hi spurs fan i'm looking for an offside sidelight if your willing to sell them separatley :)
by swappy
Sat 17 Jan, 2015 13:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2.0l cam cover
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: 2.0l cam cover

Yep looked on ebay and found a couple of complete covers but that means i'd be stuck with the main bits which i don't need, might bite the bullet and see how much the bmw dealers want :roll:
by swappy
Sat 17 Jan, 2015 09:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2.0l cam cover
Replies: 4
Views: 682

2.0l cam cover

Hi i recently purchased a 1999 2.0l straight six a little tatty round the edges but mechanically sound just one thing engine wise thats bugging me, the plastic cam cover has four bolts holding it on these are covered by plastic caps, the rear two are missing. Can anyone help or have i got to go to a...
by swappy
Tue 13 Jan, 2015 20:23
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Sideskirt/sill Driver-side facelift
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Re: Wanted: Sideskirt/sill Driver-side facelift

Theres some fibreglass ones on ebay, but i took mine off derusted them (quite badley corroded, a couple of holes.
Repaired them and they look good as new :-)
by swappy
Fri 19 Dec, 2014 20:16
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Missing Airbag bulb in the instrument panel
Replies: 13
Views: 2909

Re: Missing Airbag bulb in the instrument panel

Hi this is my first post here, bought my first Z3 about a week ago its a 1999 2.0l in Topaz blue. Anyway long story but on driving the car home i noticed a strange looking warning light slightly glowing in the bottom right of the instruments, found out it is the air bag light but guess what some T**...