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by Brian H
Fri 21 Jul, 2017 23:09
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Third party hosting
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: Third party hosting

Photobucket have changed their terms and conditions, they now want you to pay to be able to use the links to post on this and other sites. There are other free sites available but the pain is all the images we historically have on here that use PB are lost until we move them or cough up.
by Brian H
Mon 12 Jun, 2017 20:05
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 16
Views: 1477

Re: Tyres

siwilson wrote:but I'm going Michelin PS4 in a few weeks.
Very good choice, cracking tyre, quite hard wearing too.
by Brian H
Mon 29 May, 2017 19:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Light switch - panel illumination
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re: Light switch - panel illumination

Ah right, ok. So the heater panel illumination isn't fed from the light pull switch then? I thought I could just T off from the heater panel lamp straight to the light pull switch illumination and all would be well! No? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro Yes the heater panel is off the pull lig...
by Brian H
Sun 28 May, 2017 09:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Light switch - panel illumination
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re: Light switch - panel illumination

Yep normal 12v 1.2w bulbs for about £.40 each. I ordered a couple and they came in a massive box! Link: http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/car-parts/car-electrics-and-car-lighting/lighting1/car-bulb/?481770116&&cc5_401 They'd be better wired to the heater panel illumination i think, i might do that ...
by Brian H
Fri 26 May, 2017 21:25
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Pictures of you and your car
Replies: 200
Views: 24486

Re:

muppet wrote:New motor Image
Very nice, you still got the Z3?
by Brian H
Thu 25 May, 2017 20:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Front Stabi Drop Link Lower Brackets
Replies: 16
Views: 1262

Re: Z3 Front Stabi Drop Link Lower Brackets

Argh The brackets I got from BMW are rears, not fronts and they won't take them back as they are such low cost! They are shockingly poor quality too, the weld studs are off-center, the sides aren't parallel, and the bending radii vary! They are thinner material than the fronts, and the weld stud is...
by Brian H
Mon 17 Apr, 2017 21:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Front Seat Lift Spacers / Seat Lifters
Replies: 31
Views: 3696

Re: Front Seat Lift Spacers

Great work Pingu, nice kit of parts :)
by Brian H
Sun 26 Feb, 2017 11:06
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: Newbie

hello all! new to this site today was told this is a great site so here goes... recently had a lot of work done to my Z3 (won't go into it but let's be clear it cost a bloody lot) so decided today that I would attempt to restore my headlights, 17 years old and came out looking quite respectable I t...
by Brian H
Fri 24 Feb, 2017 07:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What exactly does S54 mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: What exactly does S54 mean?

Warrior wrote:Ah, need my eyes testing then. Yes, probably said 'M' not 'S'.....doh! :dunce:
The M designation just means it was designed before 2001
by Brian H
Thu 23 Feb, 2017 21:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What exactly does S54 mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: What exactly does S54 mean?

I've seen the term S54 in relation to M Class cars but on searching for a part number was surprised to see my 3.0i after narrowing the list down from make, model, engine size, year to end up marked as an S54? :rtm: Your 3.0 will be a M54 engine, the S54 engine as you allude too is in the ///M model...
by Brian H
Thu 23 Feb, 2017 17:40
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: 2017 BMWCC Trackday Event List
Replies: 5
Views: 1018

Re: 2017 BMWCC Trackday Event List

pingu wrote:
Brian H wrote:Anglesey
You can compare yourself against the Fifth Gear team :)
I can compare, but nowhere near as good :)
by Brian H
Wed 22 Feb, 2017 07:42
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: 2017 BMWCC Trackday Event List
Replies: 5
Views: 1018

Re: 2017 BMWCC Trackday Event List

No Pete, they have changed the calendar this year, we get two new tracks this year, Anglesey & Knockhill but I will miss Donington.
by Brian H
Tue 21 Feb, 2017 19:32
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: 2017 BMWCC Trackday Event List
Replies: 5
Views: 1018

2017 BMWCC Trackday Event List

Hi all, The list for the BMWCCGB Trackday Events 2017 has been published, please see below for dates/venues. If you are interested in going to any of these events you do not need to be a BMWCCGB member. Nick Wright is the contact for the events and he can be contacted at nick@bmwcarclubgb.co.uk. Boo...
by Brian H
Sun 19 Feb, 2017 16:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Sold: Strong Strut Front Brace
Replies: 0
Views: 425

Sold: Strong Strut Front Brace

For Sale Strong Strut Front strut brace, regarded as the brace to have. This T-6 alloy brace finished in matt black will fit all 6cyl models inc. ///M. The brace comes complete with the small kit as can be seen in the images, there is also the original putty to check clearance upon fitting. https://...
by Brian H
Tue 07 Feb, 2017 07:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD! CJ Autos Mini tilting lift for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 918

Re: CJ Autos Mini tilting lift for sale

These are a great, allows good access under the car but as you said they are heavy buggers.

GLWTS
by Brian H
Sun 15 Jan, 2017 22:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fuel filler surround.
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: Fuel filler surround.

HPFirenza wrote:Thanks Robert. Mine is a narrow body so that's the right part. Just need to know how easy it is too fit.
I think this is a rear wing off job, the wing is bolted so no big issue there but it is quite a task.
by Brian H
Thu 05 Jan, 2017 12:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop
Replies: 14
Views: 1827

Re: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop

Bear in mind that even the one you once saw could be a different colour by now! Probably Dakar Yellow - on BrianH 3.0l :lol: Ha ha, mine is a true factory Dakar HT, up until the point I bought this HT I had never seen a Dakar top for sale. I bought it the day it came up for sale and then travelled ...
by Brian H
Fri 18 Nov, 2016 21:59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New workbenches
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: New workbenches

AFAIAA you pay the price per meter and the .4,.6,.8m is calculated as a proportion of the 39p. A length 2.4m long should be 0.39 x 2.4 = £0.936p which will be rounded up to £0.94p.
by Brian H
Fri 18 Nov, 2016 20:32
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Z4 Hood Motors
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: Z4 Hood Motors

Hello, have decided to change my Z3 for a Z4. The only real issue i have found on the net about Z4's is water ingress into the cavity where the hood motors are. What is the best way, when looking at cars to buy, of checking the state of these motors. Thanks Richard The motors are difficult to inspe...
by Brian H
Wed 16 Nov, 2016 19:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Heated mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 856

Re: Heated mirrors

...when the mirror adjustment knob is in the central position the power to the heated mirror is passed through. I assume you mean the "joystick" that moves the mirrors, and not the selector switch that decides which mirror to move? On my car there are only two positions for the latter, so it is not...
by Brian H
Tue 15 Nov, 2016 22:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Heated mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 856

Re: Heated mirrors

As Robert says the heated mirror glass are wired off the same circuit as the electric mirrors, when the mirror adjustment knob is in the central position the power to the heated mirror is passed through.
by Brian H
Thu 10 Nov, 2016 07:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: intermittent wipe
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: intermittent wipe

I have tried this many times on my 3.0 over the years and have never managed to master it.
by Brian H
Tue 08 Nov, 2016 19:17
Forum: Performance
Topic: What oil to refill trailing arms?
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: What oil to refill trailing arms?

Can you not just us a spray in waxoil solution?
by Brian H
Sat 05 Nov, 2016 21:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218702

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A Trolley jack jacking pad http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv218/Ardchyle/E0CC803C-0FBD-4879-A7AF-F76A7AE349D9_1.jpg http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv218/Ardchyle/3A976858-AFBD-4149-97AB-0219D128E7DA.jpg [skinflint]Would you be surprised to learn that I made one from some scrap wood?[/skinfl...
by Brian H
Sat 05 Nov, 2016 13:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218702

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A Trolley jack jacking pad

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by Brian H
Fri 28 Oct, 2016 18:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Hellrot red hardtop and fitting kit FOR SALE
Replies: 9
Views: 1446

Re: Hellrot red hardtop and fitting kit FOR SALE

hellredzed wrote:Is the hardtop still for sale?
Better send a PM, not sure hairycheeks is on here too often.
by Brian H
Fri 28 Oct, 2016 16:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z-Cars series in 2017!
Replies: 5
Views: 769

Re: Z-Cars series in 2017!

I'd like to see one of the rollcages. Custom cages do a couple at the moment, I would not be surprised if it is their standard cage. http://www.customcages.co.uk/Rollcage/LoadRollCage.castle?manufacturer=BMW&model=Z3%20Roadster&type=Multipoint Interesting that it goes through the bulkhead and welds...
by Brian H
Fri 28 Oct, 2016 07:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z-Cars series in 2017!
Replies: 5
Views: 769

Re: Z-Cars series in 2017!

pingu wrote:I'd like to see one of the rollcages.
Custom cages do a couple at the moment, I would not be surprised if it is their standard cage.

http://www.customcages.co.uk/Rollcage/L ... Multipoint
by Brian H
Wed 26 Oct, 2016 19:16
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: I Own BMW Z3M Roadster (Old Top Gear 1998) Need More Info??
Replies: 16
Views: 2455

Re: I Own BMW Z3M Roadster (Old Top Gear 1998) Need More Inf

davieb wrote: If I can remember how to post pics, I'll put it up here.
Host the pics on sites like photobucket, Flickr etc. and then copy the links to this thread :)
by Brian H
Wed 26 Oct, 2016 19:13
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Northern Spain in a Z3M
Replies: 10
Views: 1511

Re: Northern Spain in a Z3M

pingu wrote:You've given me itchy feet - I need another road trip 8-)
Here we go again :P
by Brian H
Wed 26 Oct, 2016 19:12
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Northern Spain in a Z3M
Replies: 10
Views: 1511

Re: Northern Spain in a Z3M

Enjoyable read, thanks for sharing :thumb:
by Brian H
Sun 23 Oct, 2016 19:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: INPA Help

There is an option in INPA that allows you to reset/calibrate the sensor, the car needs to be on a flat surface to do this. Have a look around the program near to where you were to get the readings shown above. The reset takes a few seconds to do.
by Brian H
Sat 22 Oct, 2016 09:56
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bertiejaffa's ///M
Replies: 63
Views: 11526

Re: Bertiejaffa's ///M

Gutted for you Lee, not an easy dent to get out as there is a crash bar in the door at that height......good luck with the repair.
by Brian H
Sat 22 Oct, 2016 09:48
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: I Own BMW Z3M Roadster (Old Top Gear 1998) Need More Info??
Replies: 16
Views: 2455

Re: I Own BMW Z3M Roadster (Old Top Gear 1998) Need More Inf

I read through this and without noticing the dates of the posts thought that there cannot be two ///Ms with aftermarket carpets stuck over the original!!! Because bertiejaffa has one too. Now I have looked at the dates of the posts it all makes sense:)
by Brian H
Thu 20 Oct, 2016 12:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Intermittent radio reception - almost none existent
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: Intermittent radio reception - almost none existent

Hi Lewy,

You posted about this a while back viewtopic.php?f=5&t=37886&hilit=radio#p351948 I assume the following link did not help?

viewtopic.php?p=211526#p211526

Cheers

Brian
by Brian H
Tue 18 Oct, 2016 23:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Better handling- where to start?
Replies: 29
Views: 2531

Re: Better handling- where to start?

Milage is only part of the issue. Your shocks are at least 13 years old if not more if original. To many of these cars are weekend toys. Sometimes the single biggest factor to enjoying a car is seat time. Spend all week driving a dead feeling neutral handling barge and then expect to jump in someth...
by Brian H
Thu 13 Oct, 2016 09:48
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z3 to Z4M
Replies: 8
Views: 1075

Re: Z3 to Z4M

bertiejaffa wrote:you turncoat!!!

What are you doing with the yellow peril?

Ha ha, not quite, shame is you can buy a decent Z4M cheaper than a Z3M. The yellow peril is still with me, had a day a Croft Circuit last Monday :)
by Brian H
Tue 11 Oct, 2016 19:38
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z3 to Z4M
Replies: 8
Views: 1075

Re: Z3 to Z4M

pingu wrote:Never raced or rallied :D
Technically correct :)
by Brian H
Tue 11 Oct, 2016 19:38
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z3 to Z4M
Replies: 8
Views: 1075

Re: Z3 to Z4M

MpowerRob wrote:Absolutely stunning I love Imola red. Get some CSL 19s on and it would be perfect keep them standard rims for the track.
:thumb:
I do love the CSL alloys but not sure about the 19" though.
by Brian H
Sun 09 Oct, 2016 18:47
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z3 to Z4M
Replies: 8
Views: 1075

Z3 to Z4M

Well after 8 years of Z3 ownership (1.9 & 3.0i) I have added a Z4M to the fleet, Bought it off a fellow track-day member so I have known the car for a few years now. A real baptism of fire as the car was based in the London area and I am in Scotland so a plan to pick up the car at a track-day was ha...
by Brian H
Mon 26 Sep, 2016 19:51
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCC Track Day List 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 5837

Re: BMWCC Track Day List 2016

So glad Dave and yourself popped by, hope you enjoyed the laps :) good to see Gary as well.
by Brian H
Sun 25 Sep, 2016 23:13
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCC Track Day List 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 5837

Re: BMWCC Track Day List 2016

pingu wrote:Am I right in thinking that trackdays are free to view?
Yep, free to watch.
by Brian H
Tue 20 Sep, 2016 12:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Roof complete - Phase 2
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: Z3 Roof complete - Phase 2

This is something I have not heard of before, are you sure it is not the hydraulic ram that has come loose?
by Brian H
Tue 20 Sep, 2016 12:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help please.
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Re: Help please.

The braided hose to the brake servo is factory albeit I see nor rhyme or reason why some do have it and some don't maybe different suppliers?
by Brian H
Tue 20 Sep, 2016 12:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Hellrot red hardtop and fitting kit FOR SALE
Replies: 9
Views: 1446

Re: Hellrot red hardtop and fitting kit FOR SALE

Have you tried ebay Guy? Just about getting to the right time of year for this to become a popular item?
by Brian H
Mon 19 Sep, 2016 20:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What is this cable for?
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: What is this cable for?

Apart from the flux capacitor, i would also suggest it could be used for a seat belt sensor, (too thin for heated seats me thinks) we do not use the seat belt sensor this in this country.
by Brian H
Mon 19 Sep, 2016 20:07
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: More loutish behaviour...
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: More loutish behaviour...

Hmmmmm, wonder who this is? The colour maybe gives it away :)
by Brian H
Sun 11 Sep, 2016 17:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Electric roof failure
Replies: 19
Views: 1513

Re: Electric roof failure

More likely to be the wire than the micro switch, just trace the loom down the roof frame.
by Brian H
Sun 11 Sep, 2016 17:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear brake shoe fixing
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Re: Rear brake shoe fixing

You can reverse engineer this by getting long brake shoe pins, washers and springs, fit the pins though the rear of the backing plate, through the brake shoes, pop on the spring and then the retaining washer. Thi pins I am talking about are in the image below. http://calipercover.info/wp-content/upl...