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by pingu
Sat 09 Apr, 2005 13:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Parts list CDs ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1488

Thanks for the endorsement. I've finally created a website http://www.coolp.bravehost.com Sorry about the adverts, but it's the price you have to pay for using a free web host. Details of the CDs are on the site. 2005 not covered yet . If anyone wants to buy a pack, just PM me and I'll do an eBay au...
by pingu
Fri 08 Apr, 2005 11:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Vanos
Replies: 13
Views: 1155

Did someone shout "TAKE COVER"?
by pingu
Thu 07 Apr, 2005 20:34
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Where do all the Z Boys & Girls Live and What do they Dr
Replies: 24
Views: 1487

I'll be interested on a weekday. I work in Andover during the week. I'll need a week's notice, or I'll be trying to keep up in my 406 hearse :shock:
by pingu
Thu 07 Apr, 2005 20:19
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 64
Views: 3310

the lads at work don't have a clue who Spokey is, but they all know what a Spokeyism is (Spokey, your fame precedes you :lol: )
by pingu
Mon 28 Mar, 2005 12:17
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: i want 1 of these
Replies: 8
Views: 752

How much was the bike? I think it's great :mrgreen:
by pingu
Mon 28 Mar, 2005 12:14
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: 1997 m roadster, take it or leave it ?
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Bart, someone else will have to confirm this, but I didn't think that Ms were introduced until 1998. (edit - just seen on another post that LHD ///Ms were introduced in 01/97) Servicing is based on the green lights. Each light is equivalent to between 1200-1800 miles (2000-3000kms). 5 green lights m...
by pingu
Wed 23 Mar, 2005 21:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone else after insurance at the moment?
Replies: 26
Views: 1541

Top Tip for anyone looking for car insurance is the Autotrader website.

Just renewed mine last Saturday £337 (£250 excess, 6000 miles, driveway, NG10 postcode) legal protection and NCP incl - from Sainsbury.

The site checks over 100 insurers and lists around 30 to choose from.
by pingu
Wed 23 Mar, 2005 20:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: back trouble from z3?
Replies: 32
Views: 2588

My first thoughts when I sat in the seat was "My bum ain't big enough". I find I slide in the seat when cornering and "submarine" when braking heavily.

I've not got "M" seats, mine are the original leather jobs. Maybe the extra support that the "M" offers would help.
by pingu
Tue 22 Mar, 2005 20:42
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Sun 3 Apr 2005: BoH 2005: The Rutland Rollercoaster
Replies: 28
Views: 4721

ZZZEMMCO got there first. I was going to say that there is the M Coupe Meeting at Donnington Park that day.
by pingu
Tue 22 Mar, 2005 20:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Brochure?
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Thanks Russell. I got a mint 1997 brochure from eBay. I think it cost me about £5. So I'd try there. I doubt if you'll find a pdf, but you could always try Google.
by pingu
Sat 19 Mar, 2005 22:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wind Deflector
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

The wind actually comes from the back!! Hence long hair blown over the face.

Velcro should be sufficient, as long as there's at least an inch of velcro stuck to itself.
by pingu
Wed 16 Mar, 2005 20:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: servicing
Replies: 9
Views: 1012

£525 is about right if it includes the coolant and brake fluid changes. About £100 to £150 too much if it doesn't include them. It also depends on where the garage is - cost of premises, etc. Sorry, I don't know where Witham is. Try supplying your own oil and spark plugs. That should cut the cost ri...
by pingu
Fri 04 Mar, 2005 13:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Quick answer wanted please - Brake Prices
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Thanks, Chaps.

I'll wait until I get back.

My bags are bulging as it is!!
by pingu
Thu 03 Mar, 2005 16:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Quick answer wanted please - Brake Prices
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Quick answer wanted please - Brake Prices

Can anyone help, please? What are the UK prices for the following GENUINE parts (1997 Z3 2.8 [LB85963]): Front brake pads ($94.87) Front brake sensors ($31.62) Rear brake pads ($91.11) Rear Brake sensors ($24.19) I'm in the States and want to know whether to get spares here. Last chance to shop will...
by pingu
Wed 02 Mar, 2005 23:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Breezin' near Dayton, OH
Replies: 0
Views: 259

Breezin' near Dayton, OH

Just seen a 2.0i Z3 breezing (you'll know what that means) along 675 between Dayton and Miamisburg.

Was it you?
by pingu
Tue 01 Mar, 2005 03:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear Discs and Pads
Replies: 16
Views: 967

Got my Haynes for £14 from Amazon. It's a 3 Series book, with mentions of the Z3 in the appropriate places.
by pingu
Tue 01 Mar, 2005 03:11
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Lost Luggage !!
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Thanks for that. I've had some response from Targus. They will only say that it is 230v. They won't tell me the upper tolerance limit. Which, from the compensation point of view, is a good thing. I can now go to United and tell them that the manufacturer says that my charger is not suitable for UK u...
by pingu
Mon 28 Feb, 2005 00:10
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Lost Luggage !!
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Got it back now.

Just got to try and get some compo, cos I bought a charger for the laptop. That's $120 that I spent because THEY lost my bag.

Good news - it works from 12vDC
Bad news - it only goes to 230vAC

I'll have to check with Targus to find out if it's UK compliant.
by pingu
Sun 27 Feb, 2005 15:37
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Lost Luggage !!
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Lost Luggage !!

I've made it to Dayton, OH - pity my suitcase didn't :head: Last seen in Chicago - answers to the name of "Case". Good old United Airlines :evil: The bag wasn't very heavy, which may cost me dear, as liability is $20 per kg. So, I'll probably only get about $200 Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price ...
by pingu
Sun 27 Feb, 2005 15:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z Spottings on Film
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Z Spottings on Film

Just watched "Shall We Dance?", cr@p film only redeeming feature was the Z3 in the underground car park.

Apart from the obvious Bond film, where else have Zs made it onto celluloid?
by pingu
Sun 27 Feb, 2005 14:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 alarm - wont switch on
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Have you tried?

Two things I'd try. 1. Manually switch the alarm off, using the alarm key. Wait a while (just in case there's a minimum reset time). Go make a cup of tea. Finish cup of tea. Switch back on. Test. 2. If still broke, disconnect earth lead on battery make sure you have code for radio . Again do the cup...
by pingu
Thu 24 Feb, 2005 14:48
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: March 11th Red Z NoZe Day, London Bridges Cruise?
Replies: 109
Views: 13420

siwilson wrote:Cool idea, but sorry, I'll be in Hanover.
Scholvin Strasse? :mrgreen:

Deffo, Red Nose Day if it is :oops:
by pingu
Wed 23 Feb, 2005 09:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Parts list CDs ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1488

eBay Bids

sorry to shout, but PLEASE DO NOT BID ON EBAY UNLESS YOU ARE PREPARED TO PAY THE BID PRICE. as stated in messages above, I can only honour the first bidder at £9.13. All other bidders will have to pay the price they bid. If you want a pack for £9.13, please e-mail me and I will post a new auction an...
by pingu
Sun 20 Feb, 2005 17:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Parts list CDs ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1488

Sorry, I can't do the "Buy Now" for £7.99 as I haven't sold enough yet. I think you have to have 10 positive feedbacks before you can use that facility. What I've offered to do is to post new auctions (same rules apply). First bidder from this forum to bid on the auction for £7.99 and contacts me is...
by pingu
Sun 20 Feb, 2005 14:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Parts list CDs ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1488

Parts List CDs

Can't burn to DVD as I have no DVD writer. I've just started selling them on eBay and I would appreciate it if people bought them from there rather than buying privately. That way you can leave feedback the world can see!! These are not just straight rip-offs from other eBay sellers. I feel I've add...
by pingu
Thu 17 Feb, 2005 12:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear Screen Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 828

It's not for the faint-hearted, but look here:

viewtopic.php?t=3652&highlight=
by pingu
Sat 12 Feb, 2005 00:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My wipers don't work
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Well Done on being able to recode the new key fob. I remember spending a very uncomfortable afternoon with my back on the seat, my feet nearly through the back window and my head in the passenger footwell when I did mine :evil: What you've almost certainly done is disturb the wire going into the "W...
by pingu
Fri 11 Feb, 2005 22:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Towing, Transporting my Zed
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Not sure if Parrot means what I'm going to describe. My Dad has a frame that tows the "casualty". It is chained on and all the wheels stay on the ground. You take the steering lock off and the vehicle just follows you. Seems to work OK. I think it was around £300, but I'm not sure. http://cgi.ebay.c...
by pingu
Fri 11 Feb, 2005 21:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: mz3 side chrome gills for standard z3
Replies: 16
Views: 1230

Someone near me has done it. I agree with Phil. I'll say no more as I can't afford a complete respray :!:
by pingu
Wed 09 Feb, 2005 20:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Here
Replies: 19
Views: 1521

pingu wrote:I think that...
The 2.8 has always had a power hood as standard.
Roll hoops were an option until they became standard after the facelift in 99.
CD player and air con have always been optional extras.
I was referring to UK spec, sorry for any confusion.
by pingu
Wed 09 Feb, 2005 20:00
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Is any one going to Donnington?
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: Donnington?

Mr Tim wrote:when is Donnington?
April 3 (from memory)

BTW, where was that 3rd photo taken? Look like some interesting cars in the car park.

Alpine with the bonnet up, no surprise there!!
by pingu
Wed 09 Feb, 2005 19:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone know if these will fit my Z?
Replies: 6
Views: 1081

That is for a set of 4 8½" x 17 - aren't the front and rears of Z3's always different sizes? Good shout, Nero. ETK shows 7-1/2 J x 17s on the front and 8-1/2 J x 17s for the rear, or 7 J x 16 front and rear. I thought that mine were the same front and rear - this proves it. I've got the standard 16...
by pingu
Wed 09 Feb, 2005 19:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Independant specialists
Replies: 3
Views: 764

£5,000 in garage bills, OMG :bawl:
by pingu
Wed 09 Feb, 2005 19:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone know if these will fit my Z?
Replies: 6
Views: 1081

Looking at the ETK, a 17" wheel should have a 225/45 on the front and a 245/40 on the rear (based on my chassis number for a 1997 2.8)

The KSD on my laptop is not working, so without the part number I don't know if the wheel is compatible.
by pingu
Wed 09 Feb, 2005 18:38
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: ONE Series = 258 BHP>>> Spokey Beware!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 965

8.35? Must be the girlie, Clarkson can't drive that fast :lol:
by pingu
Wed 09 Feb, 2005 18:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: car sticker`s
Replies: 22
Views: 2105

is this a window sticker (interested), or a paint sticker (not interested)?

any pictures of it?

can we also have user names?
by pingu
Wed 09 Feb, 2005 18:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Here
Replies: 19
Views: 1521

Jon......My power hood is listed as a extra in the BMW printout I got for my 2.8 along with the roll hoops, CD player, air con ect I think that... The 2.8 has always had a power hood as standard. Roll hoops were an option until they became standard after the facelift in 99. CD player and air con ha...
by pingu
Tue 08 Feb, 2005 22:08
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Madona - shaken and stirred
Replies: 6
Views: 737

reminded me of the time my youngest wouldn't put his seatbelt on. I calmly drove to an empty carpark then ... :twisted:

... he never refused to put his seatbelt on again
by pingu
Mon 07 Feb, 2005 00:34
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Daytime Running Light Module (DRL)
Replies: 14
Views: 2681

Blimey, seemed a lot easier on the "M"! If you can get the top off the fusebox it wouldn't be too bad, but I was starting to round-off the inside of the Torx nearest the passenger door, so decided it was safer to move the fusebox forward an inch. You still need to do all the other things to gain ac...
by pingu
Sun 06 Feb, 2005 11:40
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Crazy Insurance Qoute!! Help!
Replies: 16
Views: 7262

I've got a friend who lives in NI and uses his Granny's address in Lancaster. Saves about £300 per year.
by pingu
Sat 05 Feb, 2005 20:33
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Crazy Insurance Qoute!! Help!
Replies: 16
Views: 7262

Have you tried the online quotes you can get from the AutoTrader website?

www.autotrader.co.uk
by pingu
Sat 05 Feb, 2005 20:24
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Daytime Running Light Module (DRL)
Replies: 14
Views: 2681

Re: Daytime Running Light Module (DRL)

Has anyone bought and fitted one of these. It's a unit that plugs into the electrics and automatically switches on the headlights when you start the car on but at 50% brightness. At night you pull the light switch out as normal. Sounds easy to fit but does anyone have part numbers, costs and and hi...
by pingu
Thu 03 Feb, 2005 22:45
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: eBay: CD manuals TIS, EPC etc
Replies: 6
Views: 593

See viewtopic.php?t=3598&highlight= for details.

PM me if you're interested.

This TIS and ETK is only any good for vehicles upto 2002. If your's is newer than that then you can get stuff from eBay. There is a 2004 version available.
by pingu
Thu 03 Feb, 2005 22:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Spotted - Enstone Airfield
Replies: 1
Views: 914

Re: Spotted - Enstone Airfield

Paul Drawmer wrote:... very tidy red Z1 ...
Spokey, surely not?
by pingu
Thu 03 Feb, 2005 22:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The looks I get!
Replies: 36
Views: 3239

"Nice car" from a yoof on a pushie

My reply: "Nice bike"
by pingu
Thu 03 Feb, 2005 22:19
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: eBay: CD manuals TIS, EPC etc
Replies: 6
Views: 593

See viewtopic.php?t=3598&highlight= for details.

PM me if you're interested.

This TIS and ETK is only any good for vehicles upto 2002. If your's is newer than that then you can get stuff from eBay. There is a 2004 version available.
by pingu
Thu 03 Feb, 2005 22:17
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: eBay: CD manuals TIS, EPC etc
Replies: 6
Views: 593

See viewtopic.php?t=3598&highlight= for details.

PM me if you're interested.

This TIS and ETK is only any good for vehicles upto 2002. If your's is newer than that then you can get stuff from eBay. There is a 2004 version available.
by pingu
Sat 29 Jan, 2005 11:04
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: New Bentley Workshop Manual Out
Replies: 5
Views: 736

if the TIS is good enough for BMW Main Dealers, it's good enough for me. Around £5 on eBay.
by pingu
Wed 26 Jan, 2005 21:32
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: YOUR Future ???????? NOW its The TOLLS !!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1032

Spokey I've kept above 30mpg except that day with you.

21 (TWENTY ONE) mpg - did you syphon my tank at Naseby? :lol:
by pingu
Wed 26 Jan, 2005 21:27
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: New Bentley Workshop Manual Out
Replies: 5
Views: 736

must be individually hand-written for that price. i think i'll stick to my US Haynes manual (£13 from amazon).