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by mwpe
Tue 14 Mar, 2017 22:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Head gasket 3.0
Replies: 12
Views: 1467

Re: Head gasket 3.0

I was losing coolant slightly a few years ago and found a very fine crack in the header tank. easily fixed with a replacement from ECP.
by mwpe
Wed 26 Oct, 2016 22:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: top speed
Replies: 12
Views: 1523

Re: top speed

139 is the figure in the BMW owners handbook.
by mwpe
Mon 17 Oct, 2016 22:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant
Replies: 9
Views: 989

Re: Coolant

The BMW coolant is expensive but I don't think it is something to economise on. You need about 5 litres and it should be changed every 4 years.
by mwpe
Sun 21 Aug, 2016 21:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Transporting 6 cylinder engine
Replies: 10
Views: 1065

Re: Transporting 6 cylinder engine

I transported a Triumph 2.5 six in the boot of my E30 325i. No damage done.
by mwpe
Mon 21 Mar, 2016 17:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Parking lights
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Parking lights

It is a standard German car feature.
by mwpe
Mon 18 Jan, 2016 22:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2002 2.2 Oil Filter?
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: 2002 2.2 Oil Filter?

The copper washer is for the sump drain plug. To get the two small washers you need to find the numbers on realoem and order them from a main dealer.
by mwpe
Tue 03 Nov, 2015 13:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: classic car show NEC
Replies: 14
Views: 1668

Re: classic car show NEC

I will be there on the Saturday :)
by mwpe
Sun 27 Sep, 2015 21:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alloy wheels and tyres.
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Alloy wheels and tyres.

The standard fit for the staggered wheels on the Zed is 225/45-17 front and 245/40-17 rear. :)
by mwpe
Tue 01 Sep, 2015 12:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fuel capacity.
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: Fuel capacity.

51 litres / 11.2 gallons. My light always comes on with about 45 litres used.
by mwpe
Thu 06 Aug, 2015 17:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new radio aerial
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: new radio aerial

I have the windscreen type ariel, it works fine. :)
by mwpe
Mon 13 Jul, 2015 16:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: braking
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: braking

I have also had this and it is probably as Mike says but it wouldn't hurt to check the disc run-out with a DTI. If that is OK clean the pads and discs. There is an interesting post on Bimmerforums which I found. http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2146832-My-Experience-with-Pedal-Pulsat...
by mwpe
Thu 18 Jun, 2015 21:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat Backs
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Re: Seat Backs

I bought my 3.0 in 2008 as a 65th birthday present to myself and am still thoroughly enjoying it so I don't think you are too old yet. I am off to lake Garda in it on Sunday.:)
by mwpe
Sun 14 Jun, 2015 22:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3
Replies: 7
Views: 891

Re: z3

Hi and welcome, you should find it a great car. I have had my 3.0 for 7 years and 75,000 miles and it still makes driving a pleasure. :)
by mwpe
Fri 29 May, 2015 12:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: loan needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1189

Re: loan needed

I have sent you a PM.
by mwpe
Sat 09 May, 2015 13:00
Forum: Computer help
Topic: BM Cables INPA Software
Replies: 2
Views: 1083

Re: BM Cables INPA Software

You can borrow mine if you PM me your address.
by mwpe
Tue 05 May, 2015 10:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 manual
Replies: 8
Views: 1206

Re: Z3 manual

There is a Bentley manual on Facebook today, less than half price.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =1&theater
by mwpe
Thu 23 Apr, 2015 19:44
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: 1er RF tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: 1er RF tyres

The Black Circles prices are fitted, you would need to put your postcode into their website to find the local agent.
by mwpe
Thu 23 Apr, 2015 19:43
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: 1er RF tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: 1er RF tyres

The Black Circles prices are fitted, you would need to put your postcode into their website to find the local agent.
by mwpe
Thu 23 Apr, 2015 18:59
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: 1er RF tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: 1er RF tyres

Black Circles are showing £233 for the Dunlops and £243 for the Bridgestones fitted. According to their website, the Dunlop is better for wet grip and economy. :)
by mwpe
Sun 19 Apr, 2015 15:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD Passenger side storage net
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: FS Passenger side storage net

I would like that please James. :)
by mwpe
Fri 17 Apr, 2015 22:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhaust Question
Replies: 33
Views: 3616

Re: Exhaust Question

Brian4 wrote:I have read somewhere that the flap was not fitted to the autos but I may be wrong. Ours hasn't got the valve but the vacuum solenoid is fitted in the well behind the rear wheel.
I think this must be true as my 3.0 litre auto definitely does not have the valve or pipe.
by mwpe
Tue 14 Apr, 2015 20:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Staggard Wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Staggard Wheels

The rear wheels are wider than the fronts. :)
by mwpe
Mon 13 Apr, 2015 20:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220592

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A new MOT, the seventh year in succession a pass with no advisories. ( and I avoided two speed traps on the way there and back) :lol:
by mwpe
Tue 24 Mar, 2015 13:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220592

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

I did ask him but he didn't have one, it was a couple of weeks ago.
by mwpe
Tue 24 Mar, 2015 12:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220592

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

It certainly is, all I have to do now is replace the carpet with the hump :)
by mwpe
Tue 24 Mar, 2015 10:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220592

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A new radio, with a trip to Italy coming up this summer with my daughter as a passenger, Boot space is going to be at a premium so I have now removed the CD changer. The new radio has the advantage of Bluetooth phone connection, digital and FM, single CD and USB connections. :) http://i1100.photobuc...
by mwpe
Tue 17 Mar, 2015 19:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help needed to fit CD changer
Replies: 22
Views: 918

Re: Help needed to fit CD changer

I have just replaced my radio with a digital and therefore have the original BMW head unit and changer. Yours for £50 if you have the wiring. :)
by mwpe
Sun 15 Mar, 2015 14:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson suspended
Replies: 53
Views: 3597

Re: Jeremy Clarkson suspended

And by the way. I would vote for Southernboy. Extremely well put that man 8-)[/quote]

Hear hear,Barry for PM :cheers
by mwpe
Mon 09 Mar, 2015 18:10
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: London to Brighton
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: London to Brighton

All the information is on .org here

https://zroadster.org/threads/london-to ... 2015.6025/
by mwpe
Thu 26 Feb, 2015 13:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: done it again
Replies: 15
Views: 1323

Re: done it again

I'm sure you would have tried this but just on the off chance you haven't, get 1 person to pull up on the bonnet while the other is pulling the release handle. It might not have enough tension to pop it by itself but with a bit of extra force it might work You actually probably need to get someone ...
by mwpe
Mon 23 Feb, 2015 22:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Judder after driving through a puddle
Replies: 11
Views: 758

Re: Judder after driving through a puddle

If I have something that I do not want to handle myself, I use Kings in South Warnborough, They sorted an elusive problem on my E46 3251i which the main dealer couldn't find. and are very friendly and reasonably priced. :)
by mwpe
Sat 14 Feb, 2015 13:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Marmite Zed, 1 of 1
Replies: 10
Views: 1054

Re: Marmite Zed, 1 of 1

It would look great without that spoiler :)
by mwpe
Tue 10 Feb, 2015 18:47
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Z3 Hi Fi Speaker System (option 676)
Replies: 9
Views: 2031

Re: Z3 Hi Fi Speaker System (option 676)

I have just done this but my set up was standard not option 676. It was the original equipment BMW business radio and auto changer. I have fitted a Kenwood digital/FM radio with single CD, USB and Bluetooth. The change was straightforward, just needing the adapter cable, Ariel adapter and stick on d...
by mwpe
Fri 16 Jan, 2015 18:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 HARDTOP & FIXING KIT FOR SALE
Replies: 9
Views: 1751

Re: Z3 HARDTOP & FIXING KIT FOR SALE

This is it :)


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by mwpe
Wed 14 Jan, 2015 21:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight Bulb Replace - 2002 2.2i
Replies: 10
Views: 1256

Re: Headlight Bulb Replace - 2002 2.2i

It is easier to remove the air filter box, one nut and a couple of clips. Be careful with the coolant pipe, it gets brittle and can crack. My car is a 3.0 but I think the 2.2 is the same. :)


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by mwpe
Thu 01 Jan, 2015 13:24
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A Happy New Z-ing Year to everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Re: A Happy New Z-ing Year to everyone

A happy new year to all Zedders every where. Just started the year with a visit to the Phoenix Green New years day gathering, a lot of great cars but mine seemed to be the only Zed. :)
by mwpe
Tue 30 Dec, 2014 12:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 'quirky' rear fog lights.
Replies: 10
Views: 1652

Re: 'quirky' rear fog lights.

The rear fog lights only come when the headlights are on. Your situation sounds strange. Here is a link to the wiring diagrams which I found on Bimmerforums.

http://www.gbnetwork.co.uk/bmw/downloadetm.html :)
by mwpe
Thu 11 Dec, 2014 18:12
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: SviRu black venom
Replies: 65
Views: 17566

Re: SviRu black venom

I definitely prefer the chrome grill to all black. :)
by mwpe
Thu 27 Nov, 2014 12:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How much space do I need
Replies: 12
Views: 1247

Re: How much space do I need

If you got the Saab in, you should be OK. Seven feet wide is quite enough to open one door. It is much easier to get out if you open the window. :)
by mwpe
Sun 09 Nov, 2014 22:08
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: air bags
Replies: 1
Views: 920

Re: air bags

These were a type fitted to the E46 3 series. BMW have a recall on affected cars.
by mwpe
Sun 02 Nov, 2014 11:55
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Was there a Z2?
Replies: 5
Views: 1516

Re: Was there a Z2?

Del wrote:I don't know why they went out of sequence - perhaps 2 is an unlucky under in Bavaria :D
I suspect it was because the Z3 was based on the 3 series. BMW seem to have lost the plot when it comes to their model numbering lately :)
by mwpe
Wed 29 Oct, 2014 10:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new hardtop
Replies: 19
Views: 2601

Re: new hardtop

I have to ask, why do you need a hardtop, especially if you have a lined hood? Often thought about getting one but I prefer the hood down on cold sunny days than in the height of summer. Tim. I use my zed all year round and will be fitting the hardtop within the next week or so, as well as fitting ...
by mwpe
Sun 19 Oct, 2014 21:04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 'New topic' button has gone
Replies: 8
Views: 1607

Re: 'New topic' button has gone

My I :) phone 3s still does everything I need
by mwpe
Mon 13 Oct, 2014 18:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Will This Fit?
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: Will This Fit?

Phil wrote:
Rafolian wrote:One from an E36 compact might fit, as that is the floor pan and suspension the Z3 is based on.

Are you sure?
That is probably right as the E36 compact reverted to E30 type rear suspension to save space.
by mwpe
Mon 13 Oct, 2014 15:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Will This Fit?
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: Will This Fit?

That looks a pretty crude item. I doubt it would fit the Z3 as the Z3 rear suspension is E30 based.
by mwpe
Mon 06 Oct, 2014 18:02
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 100% clear windscreen
Replies: 17
Views: 1505

Re: 100% clear windscreen

Bowler wrote:
Koolflyer wrote:Probably like a lot of folks here I have a nice metal tax disc holder which I quite like, perhaps someone might come up with a zroadster.net disc?? Just a thought :roll:
BMWCC looking at altering membership card to mirror a tax disc!
Either would be a good idea :)
by mwpe
Sat 04 Oct, 2014 12:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Initial hardtop fitting
Replies: 14
Views: 2361

Re: Initial hardtop fitting

It looks like I started something with this request. The result is worth it :)

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by mwpe
Fri 29 Aug, 2014 15:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted front bolt for z3 hardtop
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Wanted front bolt for z3 hardtop

I bought 2 bolts from Coopers online a couple of months back. I can't remember the price but it wasn't too bad, :)
by mwpe
Fri 22 Aug, 2014 15:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Initial hardtop fitting
Replies: 14
Views: 2361

Re: Initial hardtop fitting

It doesn't look too difficult but it would be good to have the correct clearances :)
by mwpe
Thu 21 Aug, 2014 18:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Initial hardtop fitting
Replies: 14
Views: 2361

Re: Initial hardtop fitting

Thanks very much I will send them straight back. PM sent.

Mike