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by Grello
Fri 07 Apr, 2017 14:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 248039

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

New wiper blades, new piece of carpet for "de-bumping" the boot, cruise control retrofit components, Weichers front strut brace. Also new mats from Carmats2U which don't fit and they have ignored my request for a refund.
by Grello
Fri 07 Apr, 2017 14:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recommend me a front strut brace
Replies: 11
Views: 2182

Re: Recommend me a front strut brace

Local chappie fitted my Weichers this morning (I don't have a torque wrench) and he commented that it's a really good one in comparison to others he's seen; some are style over substance apparently and leave so little thread to do the nuts back up. I've just driven my usual route home and I'd have ...
by Grello
Fri 07 Apr, 2017 11:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recommend me a front strut brace
Replies: 11
Views: 2182

Re: Recommend me a front strut brace

Local chappie fitted my Weichers this morning (I don't have a torque wrench) and he commented that it's a really good one in comparison to others he's seen; some are style over substance apparently and leave so little thread to do the nuts back up. I've just driven my usual route home and I'd have t...
by Grello
Thu 06 Apr, 2017 17:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cruise retrofitted!
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Cruise retrofitted!

Just finished the cruise control retrofit. About an hour for me too and works a treat straight "out of the box". A fantastic and straightforward add-on which will take some of the strain away on our upcoming trip to Bavaria. If I can do it, so can anyone with a little bit of DIY. Strut brace has arr...
by Grello
Tue 04 Apr, 2017 17:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CD Changer free to collector or postage paid
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: CD Changer free to collector or postage paid

CD Changer has a new home now.
by Grello
Tue 04 Apr, 2017 15:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CD Changer free to collector or postage paid
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: CD Changer free to collector or postage paid

Received, thanks!
by Grello
Mon 03 Apr, 2017 16:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CD Changer free to collector or postage paid
Replies: 3
Views: 760

CD Changer free to collector or postage paid

Having removed the boot bump, the CD autochanger unit is now going begging. It ejects the cassette so probably works but I've never had the head unit to try it.

Free to a collector (East Sussex) or happy to send if you pay the postage.

PM me if interested.

Cheers

G
by Grello
Mon 03 Apr, 2017 16:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CD Changer removal
Replies: 19
Views: 2421

Re: CD Changer removal

lightning wrote:If anybody wants a piece of carpet to fill the gap left, and doesn't want to cut up their old carpet, PM me and l'll send you a square cut from my old one, as l have already cut a piece out of it.
Nice offer, thanks Lightning - PM sent!
by Grello
Mon 03 Apr, 2017 16:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CD Changer removal
Replies: 19
Views: 2421

Re: CD Changer removal

Fender2004 wrote:That must be quite expensive?
Not cheap: Interface £53.34 + VAT; switch £97.53 + VAT; knob (I guess it goes in the switch) £7.84 + VAT. So that's £158.71 + VAT.
by Grello
Mon 03 Apr, 2017 15:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CD Changer removal
Replies: 19
Views: 2421

Re: CD Changer removal

Yes, from new Fender - they're on their way from Deutschland as we speak.
by Grello
Sun 02 Apr, 2017 19:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CD Changer removal
Replies: 19
Views: 2421

Re: CD Changer removal

4wheels wrote:I got rid of mine today. Easy job
Boot seems massive now!
:D :D

Deffo makes a big difference!
by Grello
Sun 02 Apr, 2017 16:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recommend me a front strut brace
Replies: 11
Views: 2182

Re: Recommend me a front strut brace

I'm waiting for a Weichers steel one, too, cost circa £100 inc delivery.
by Grello
Sun 02 Apr, 2017 16:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CD Changer removal
Replies: 19
Views: 2421

Re: CD Changer removal

So, thanks to articles and advice here, I'm now bump-free and waiting for the new top carpet to come in from Germany. Lightning - I'll do what you did and I'll fill the gap with a cut-off from the old bit. Grateful to all for the help, thanks! :) I now have a changer going begging for free if anyone...
by Grello
Wed 29 Mar, 2017 13:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CD Changer removal
Replies: 19
Views: 2421

Re: CD Changer removal

mickdev wrote:if you wedge a fork behind the plastic covers they just lift out
Thank you for that also - I shall give it a try!
by Grello
Wed 29 Mar, 2017 13:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CD Changer removal
Replies: 19
Views: 2421

Re: CD Changer removal

lightning wrote:The carpet trim is still available new from BMW for £65.

As the CD changer was an option on all versions of the Z3, you can just order the "non CD changer" trim piece from your friendly BMW dealer's spares counter.

Thank you very much for that, most helpful!
by Grello
Tue 28 Mar, 2017 14:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CD Changer removal
Replies: 19
Views: 2421

Re: CD Changer removal

Thanks Folks. I'll have a go at it soon.

Cheers.
by Grello
Mon 27 Mar, 2017 16:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CD Changer removal
Replies: 19
Views: 2421

CD Changer removal

Hi All I want to remove the changer and I think I can live with the hump. I found a great article on here about going humpless but in that article the changer had already been removed. I've searched and searched but not found the right answer. Is it simply a case of removing the two black plastic ri...
by Grello
Fri 20 Jan, 2017 13:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 248039

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A new hood from Soft-Tops of Croydon. Dee's done a lovely job using Haartz Twilfast, which I understand is the same spec as OEM.
by Grello
Wed 07 Dec, 2016 08:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Centre vent suddenly lost air flow
Replies: 9
Views: 1033

Re: Centre vent suddenly lost air flow

Thanks BonBon - that sounds like a simple and effective fix. :D I will give it a go!

Bonzo - I think this one is more SNAFU than FUBAR at the moment but it may become the latter if I don't do BonBon's fix correctly!

Cheers all.

G
by Grello
Tue 06 Dec, 2016 13:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Centre vent suddenly lost air flow
Replies: 9
Views: 1033

Re: Centre vent suddenly lost air flow

Oh, many things have got loose with age, Robert! I'll see if I can find the thread...

Yes, we used PICNIC, Problem In Chair Not In Computer, also "Nut loose on the keyboard" or in this case "Nut loose behind steering wheel"! :lol:

G
by Grello
Tue 06 Dec, 2016 11:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Centre vent suddenly lost air flow
Replies: 9
Views: 1033

Re: Centre vent suddenly lost air flow

Thank you Team! OK, so I pulled out the vent, started her up, whacked the fan to max and there was oodles of air coming from the centre vent hole. I did notice that the open/close mechanism on the vent was a little looser than I imagined, i.e. it could be closed by simply giving the vent a tap. So, ...
by Grello
Tue 06 Dec, 2016 09:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Centre vent suddenly lost air flow
Replies: 9
Views: 1033

Centre vent suddenly lost air flow

Morning all. Coming back from a top down spin in the bright and cold weather of yesterday, I suddenly lost 95% of the hot airflow from the centre face vent. At the same time, the drivers side vent increased in air flow significantly. I'm imagining that a hose or summat has come off the centre vent b...
by Grello
Sun 26 Jun, 2016 09:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - 78mm bonnet gill roundel
Replies: 0
Views: 401

Wanted - 78mm bonnet gill roundel

I bought some, they were 78mm but without the chrome bezel. Rather than wait 3+ weeks for a China eBay import, I thought I'd try here. Thanks in anticipation.

G
by Grello
Thu 23 Jun, 2016 17:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New decals bought - couple of questions...
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: New decals bought - couple of questions...

Yup, that's what I meant. Many thanks for that mrscalex. Appreciated.

G
by Grello
Thu 23 Jun, 2016 11:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New decals bought - couple of questions...
Replies: 2
Views: 342

New decals bought - couple of questions...

Morning all I've bought new bonnet and boot and side bonnet decals. The lug-mounted ones came without new grommets, despite being OEM and the side ones came without any double-sided sticky. Questions to you knowledgeable folks, plse: Will I need new grommets or might I get away without? Best source ...
by Grello
Thu 26 May, 2016 21:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What are these wheels, please?
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

Re: What are these wheels, please?

Cheers, danke!
by Grello
Thu 26 May, 2016 18:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Squeaky roof fix?
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: Squeaky roof fix?

Thank you Del - I will give it a go!
by Grello
Thu 26 May, 2016 07:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Squeaky roof fix?
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: Squeaky roof fix?

Yup, thanks, deffo the roof. I found an idea somewhere about using ski wax on the rubber. Might try that.
by Grello
Wed 25 May, 2016 08:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Squeaky roof fix?
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Squeaky roof fix?

Mornin!

So, what's the best fix for a squeaking/creaking roof, please? :?: Seems to be mainly along the top of the window.

TIA

G
by Grello
Tue 24 May, 2016 19:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Locked out, squeaky roof and leather refurb
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Locked out, squeaky roof and leather refurb

So, day 3 of the Z ownership and outside the local Screwfix she decides to lock me out :shock: , with my house keys inside! As in, the locking pins going up and down but door handles on strike. Both doors the same. A call to Green Flag, a run home via the Mrs at work to get spare house keys, a quick...
by Grello
Mon 23 May, 2016 22:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What are these wheels, please?
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

Re: What are these wheels, please?

Fanku! 8-)
by Grello
Mon 23 May, 2016 17:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What are these wheels, please?
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

Re: What are these wheels, please?

Thank you both very much! Most helpful. :) Looks like I need to track down one 8.5 wheel to purchase, then do some swapsies to put the new tyres on the front and get the correct sized tyres for the rear.

TTFN
by Grello
Mon 23 May, 2016 16:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What are these wheels, please?
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

What are these wheels, please?

Hi all Picked up my 2.2 M Sport on Saturday and had the rear ditchfinders replaced with some nice new Pirellis. The fitter spotted that I have 3 wheels with 7.5 rim (I think) depth and 1 with 8.5. I guess that's 7.5Jx17 and 8.5Jx17. Does anyone know what they should be, please - I suspect 7.5 front ...
by Grello
Thu 19 May, 2016 16:48
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Noobster!
Replies: 5
Views: 1288

Re: Noobster!

bertiejaffa wrote:Welsometo the fun - I'm sure someone will be along shortly to advise on the plans you have for squeezing a bit more out of the old girl
Thank you bertiejaffa!
by Grello
Thu 19 May, 2016 16:47
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Noobster!
Replies: 5
Views: 1288

Re: Noobster!

Southernboy wrote:?.. sounds like you still wear school shorts in summer... :D :wink:
Thank you! Yes, I hope that I am still a youngster at heart! :lol:
by Grello
Thu 19 May, 2016 13:28
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Noobster!
Replies: 5
Views: 1288

Noobster!

Afternoon all! New here - picking up a 2002 Z3 2.2 M Sport on Saturday, silver with black leccy roof, black leather interior, heated leccy seats, a/c, 101K miles. Highest mileage car I've ever owned, let alone bought but I feel confident that these 6 pots are built to last. A bit down on the horses ...