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by lebigmec
Sat 24 Jun, 2017 09:42
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New owner
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: New owner

Hello & welcome to the Forum. I'm sure you will be able to find the answers to any questions you may have on here, as there are many members who really know their stuff with these cars. Enjoy!
by lebigmec
Tue 30 May, 2017 20:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wind Deflector
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: Wind Deflector

Scratch that, just had a look on the website and the ones which sit on the seats look awful! don't want to fit roll hoops if I can help it. Will prob go for the one that fits in between the hoop mounts. Do the wind deflectors work? i'm just thinking of my Mrs hair, it really annoys her! Thanks Yes!...
by lebigmec
Tue 30 May, 2017 09:15
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wind Deflector
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: Wind Deflector

Not sure I understand? The roll hoops were standard equipment starting on the 1998 models, so your car should have them. If for some reason it doesn't, your only options are to buy after market roll hoops, and get a wind deflector that mounts onto it, or get this wind deflector from Windblox that w...
by lebigmec
Tue 23 May, 2017 22:43
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: A Spanish is presented at the Forum.
Replies: 3
Views: 549

Re: A Spanish is presented at the Forum.

Hola!
Nos complace darles la bienvenida a nuestro sitio web!
Desafortunadamente, no hablo español... :shock: .
Gracias!
by lebigmec
Sat 06 May, 2017 18:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Chrome pack
Replies: 19
Views: 2141

Re: Z3 Chrome pack

Can't decide whether the chrome screen surround looks good, or is too blingy. My car had the chrome pack fitted from new. I think it looks good, as it includes the chromed front kidney grills, the windscreen surround, the door handles, the mesh behind the side grills (not the side grills themselves...
by lebigmec
Mon 24 Apr, 2017 17:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Chrome pack
Replies: 19
Views: 2141

Re: Z3 Chrome pack

Can't decide whether the chrome screen surround looks good, or is too blingy. My car had the chrome pack fitted from new. I think it looks good, as it includes the chromed front kidney grills, the windscreen surround, the door handles, the mesh behind the side grills (not the side grills themselves...
by lebigmec
Wed 15 Mar, 2017 17:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hazard/indicator problem
Replies: 10
Views: 962

Re: Hazard/indicator problem

Without sounding like I'm going off at a tangent, I would check out whether your alarm system is working as it should. I suspect that the alarm could be triggering, but the siren isn't sounding.. If your indicators and hazards are working as they should be from the turn switch or hazard switch, I wo...
by lebigmec
Sat 18 Feb, 2017 18:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220470

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

just had the new tyres fitted but the young chap said they couldn't do the tracking untill i replaced the near side brake caliper as it had sized ,but before they started to work on my zed I told them that the near side wheel might be hot as I thought I had fixed it but wasn't sure, any way there w...
by lebigmec
Sun 13 Nov, 2016 09:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 parts for sale (Reduced)
Replies: 15
Views: 2531

Re: Z3 parts for sale

PM sent
by lebigmec
Sun 16 Oct, 2016 18:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220470

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

I got my car MOT'd yesterday at local BMW main dealer. Passed with no advisories, so I'm very pleased. Mechanic said the car is in exceptionally good condition for it's age, including underneath, which is great news, because I'm not planning to part with it! :)
by lebigmec
Sat 08 Oct, 2016 14:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cd changer not recognised
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Re: Cd changer not recognised

Hi there, Have you checked all the loom connections behind the cd unit? Also, does the cd changer load up when you insert the cartridge? You should have a green light on the front of the unit, where the eject button is. If you do have power etc to the changer, try slipping a credit card of some sort...
by lebigmec
Fri 08 Jul, 2016 20:43
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Traffic light tip
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Re: Traffic light tip

The A4 Bath Road through the west side of Slough (past the trading estate) used to have a number of sets of lights phased to be always green if you drove through at 30mph. It no longer appears to work, sadly. I loathe driving in Slough... :head: How does the poem go?? 'Come friendly bombs & fall on...
by lebigmec
Fri 08 Jul, 2016 19:44
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Traffic light tip
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Re: Traffic light tip

The A4 Bath Road through the west side of Slough (past the trading estate) used to have a number of sets of lights phased to be always green if you drove through at 30mph. It no longer appears to work, sadly. I loathe driving in Slough... :head: How does the poem go?? 'Come friendly bombs & fall on...
by lebigmec
Mon 04 Jul, 2016 22:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Early model roofs
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: Early model roofs

Yes, I'm not sure if the single lining roof was all early models, but the Facelift models all have a lining inside as well.
by lebigmec
Tue 07 Jun, 2016 21:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: Z3 Bentley Manual - Like New
Replies: 16
Views: 1616

Re: For Sale: Z3 Bentley Manual - Like New

Ah, if you have the 1.9i M43, as I do, I don't suppose you happen to Know where the coolant temperature sensor is do you? RealOEM has only gotten me as far as knowing the it exists and that it plugs into the cylinder head somewhere. I've had everything out trying to find it, but I just can't. Regar...
by lebigmec
Tue 07 Jun, 2016 20:15
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: Z3 Bentley Manual - Like New
Replies: 16
Views: 1616

Re: For Sale: Z3 Bentley Manual - Like New

Mine has a yellow cover and seems to cover all years and all engines. That's interesting.. Are you sure it covers the 1.9i M43 engine? I know it says 1.9, but I have a feeling it's just the M44. The yellow manual does cover all production years, but I thought the engines are the American ones, the ...
by lebigmec
Mon 06 Jun, 2016 22:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: Z3 Bentley Manual - Like New
Replies: 16
Views: 1616

Re: For Sale: Z3 Bentley Manual - Like New

Hi Finn, just noticed this won't cover my 2002 Z3. Probably should get one meant for my age car. Thanks, Laurence It also wouldn't cover the 1.9i M43 engine which your car would have, as these weren't fitted to cars for the USA market, which this service manual was aimed at. The 1.9 M44 is covered ...
by lebigmec
Fri 29 Apr, 2016 18:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Zed Parade Video 2012 Silverstone
Replies: 15
Views: 1402

Re: Zed Parade Video 2012 Silverstone

I'm the grey car at 3min 23sec!
Great video, thanks for posting the link.
by lebigmec
Thu 07 Apr, 2016 21:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Erratic indicator "click"
Replies: 27
Views: 1620

Re: Erratic indicator "click"

BonBon wrote:Funny you should ask. Our dog (a Canaan breed) was put down 6 weeks ago shortly after his 18th birthday.
We're now left with an 8 year old Pincer.
Sorry to hear about your dog, but that was a fantastic age.
by lebigmec
Thu 07 Apr, 2016 19:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Erratic indicator "click"
Replies: 27
Views: 1620

Re: Erratic indicator "click"

BonBon wrote:I guess I'll live with it until it dies......somewhat like our 15 year old dog who was born around the same time as my Z :roll:
Looking at the dates of your original posts, I'm now wondering which lasted the longest, your indicator relay or the dog? :?
by lebigmec
Tue 05 Apr, 2016 16:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1.8 Z3?
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: 1.8 Z3?

Mine is badged as 1.9i & it was built 08/2001 & registered 10/2001. It's also a 1.9 M43 TU.
by lebigmec
Thu 10 Mar, 2016 20:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: oops
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Re: oops

Not sure about the glue gun to repair your light, but you could have tried Hare Restorer on the animal.. :lol:
by lebigmec
Fri 18 Dec, 2015 14:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Build a Z3 for Christmas
Replies: 13
Views: 1646

Re: Build a Z3 for Christmas

Excellent!
But I thought a Z3 was for life, not just for Christmas!
by lebigmec
Mon 09 Nov, 2015 22:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bought a Z3 in Impala brown
Replies: 15
Views: 1667

Re: Bought a Z3 in Impala brown

Welcome! Really nice colour, it reminded me of a colour Ford used to do called Roman Bronze Metallic, which was nice. I've never seen a Zed in this colour in real life though. Mine is Serling grey, but my other half doesn't drive it, which isn't a bad thing at all in my view.. I remember what happen...
by lebigmec
Mon 09 Nov, 2015 22:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is Cooper-BMW-parts.co.uk still running?
Replies: 10
Views: 1344

Re: Is Cooper-BMW-parts.co.uk still running?

yalden wrote:I buy all OEM parts through Cotswold BMW. They are forum sponsors on BMWOwner and offer a 10% discount plus free delivery on orders over £20.
Thanks, that's really useful to know. I will check that out.
by lebigmec
Mon 09 Nov, 2015 10:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is Cooper-BMW-parts.co.uk still running?
Replies: 10
Views: 1344

Re: Is Cooper-BMW-parts.co.uk still running?

[quote="therealdb1"]Do you not have access to a telephone or e-mail? I have always found their phone and over the counter service exceptional. The guys in there are knowledgable and helpful. You don't even need to know the BMW part numbers. Give them your chassis number and they will look up the par...
by lebigmec
Sun 08 Nov, 2015 13:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is Cooper-BMW-parts.co.uk still running?
Replies: 10
Views: 1344

Re: Is Cooper-BMW-parts.co.uk still running?

Thanks for that. What a shame though, they were good. Ah well..
Can anyone recommend another good one?
by lebigmec
Sat 07 Nov, 2015 14:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is Cooper-BMW-parts.co.uk still running?
Replies: 10
Views: 1344

Is Cooper-BMW-parts.co.uk still running?

Hi everyone, I've been trying to get some parts from coopers online for a week or two now, but each time it will let me log in, as normal, but once I search a part number, I get a message which says "closed for maintenance, try again later", or words to that effect. Anyone know anything about this? ...
by lebigmec
Sat 24 Oct, 2015 13:43
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: TyrePal - Fitted Pics
Replies: 17
Views: 2515

Re: TyrePal - Fitted Pics

Sorry to ressurect an old thread, but I just read this with interest..
How did the situation end up? Did they replace the faulty item or refund your money?
I would be interested to know if anyone else has had anything to do with aftermarket TPMS systems, & whether they're any good?
by lebigmec
Sat 24 Oct, 2015 13:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Tyres Advice Please
Replies: 17
Views: 1461

Re: New Tyres Advice Please

Thanks for that, it's given me a couple to consider anyway. Does anyone know which tyres were fitted from new by BMW?
by lebigmec
Mon 19 Oct, 2015 13:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Tyres Advice Please
Replies: 17
Views: 1461

Re: New Tyres Advice Please

Bonzo wrote:Hey Lebigmec, you're not a million miles away from me, fancy meeting up for a jar somewhere before your Z3 goes into hibernation?

Bonzo.
That may be possible.. Where in Norfolk are you based?
by lebigmec
Sun 18 Oct, 2015 12:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Roof Cover For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: Roof Cover For Sale

I think you mean a Tonneau Cover. :wink:
by lebigmec
Sat 17 Oct, 2015 11:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Tyres Advice Please
Replies: 17
Views: 1461

New Tyres Advice Please

It's getting to the time of year when my Z3 will be stored away for the Winter again, as every year when the tax runs out on 31/10. The Car Capsule will be inflated in my garage & all the prep work for storage will take place.. Although my tyres aren't worn to their limits, they are now 5 years old ...
by lebigmec
Sat 05 Sep, 2015 20:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: ..WANTED.. wind deflector for car with no rollover hoops !
Replies: 8
Views: 716

Re: ..WANTED.. wind deflector for car with no rollover hoops

Lomoto wrote:Still not sourced one !
I think you will have to keep searching for a while, I know it took me ages to locate one, but they are around. Good luck!
by lebigmec
Sun 16 Aug, 2015 07:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: ..WANTED.. wind deflector for car with no rollover hoops !
Replies: 8
Views: 716

Re: ..WANTED.. wind deflector for car with no rollover hoops

Pins are different spacing pre- and post- facelift. Cheers R. Thats interesting, I didnt know that !1 So I will need a deflector specifically for a facelift model then ? Yes, the pins are 70cm apart on a Facelift model, 75cm on an older one. When I was searching for one for my car a few years ago, ...
by lebigmec
Tue 28 Jul, 2015 19:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it safe to plug a battery conditioner in cigar socket?
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Re: Is it safe to plug a battery conditioner in cigar socket

Yes, it's totally safe to use a battery conditioner through your cigar socket. I've been doing it with a CTEK conditioner for years. I wouldn't recommend (or think it's safe) to use a standard battery charger like that though, as the current wouldn't be smoothed or regulated enough & could cause dam...
by lebigmec
Sat 25 Jul, 2015 13:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: No Buyer As Yet... Storage Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: No Buyer As Yet... Storage Advice

I would have a read of some of the threads on 'winter storage' for a start, if I were you. Personally, when I store my car in winter, I do a service, totally clean the car inside & out, wax it, over inflate the tyres to their max stated psi, clean & 'feed' the leather, put a container of silica gel ...
by lebigmec
Thu 02 Jul, 2015 21:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3644

Re: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?

Mine is red matching my dream Red interior
by lebigmec
Thu 18 Jun, 2015 18:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: bugger
Replies: 30
Views: 3130

Re: bugger

Ouch! I would doubt if it's a repair job, as both chips have spread a little already & they're in your line of vision. Worth enquiring though.. Look on the bright side, although it's a PITA that your screen is cracked, it's better than the damage that would have been caused to paintwork if the stone...
by lebigmec
Sun 14 Jun, 2015 11:35
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Paintless Dent Removal
Replies: 0
Views: 1071

Paintless Dent Removal

Hi folks, I just wanted to let you know about a PDR guy I recently used to get rid of some dents & dings that my car had accumulated over its 14 yrs, & who did a fantastic job. There were a few minor car park dings around, but the worst things were a nasty dent on my bonnet , half way up the driver'...
by lebigmec
Sun 14 Jun, 2015 10:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3
Replies: 7
Views: 890

Re: z3

I think it's classed as E36/7. If you go to http://www.realoem.com & put your VIN number in, you will get every part of your car listed along with part numbers. Hope this helps.
by lebigmec
Fri 29 May, 2015 23:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CD Multi Changer
Replies: 21
Views: 2391

Re: CD Multi Changer

bump, is there any way I can connect the CD player to an after market radio?I got the old CDs out of the CD player even though it wasn't connect to any thing there is a catch on it to release the cd magazine peter2b Peter-2b, this will work for you too, as you don't need power to eject the cd cartr...
by lebigmec
Fri 29 May, 2015 22:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CD Multi Changer
Replies: 21
Views: 2391

Re: CD Multi Changer

My cd changer has just stopped working ! cant remove cd's from it. checked fuses (inc 1 on back of changer all ok ) Any ideas / solutions ? :head: Sapper-b, to release the cd cartridge, slide the door open, then get a credit card & push it in under the cartridge. You will feel it on a spring releas...
by lebigmec
Sat 09 May, 2015 17:56
Forum: BMW Car Club and Z Register
Topic: BMW feedback on issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 2086

Re: BMW feedback on issues?

I think that's the case with all car manufacturers, I had no end of problems with a diesel Vauxhall Astra which went through EGR valves like there was no tomorrow. A quick search on any Vauxhall forum will prove that this is something which is a very common issue, but guess what? My local dealership...
by lebigmec
Sun 08 Feb, 2015 18:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3's in "unusual" places
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: Z3's in "unusual" places

I saw one in Costa Rica when I was there in 2010. I had not long bought mine at the time. Does anyone know if they were sold worldwide?
by lebigmec
Wed 31 Dec, 2014 14:16
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Any 118d sport owners
Replies: 7
Views: 1559

Re: Any 118d sport owners

I have a 2013 116d & it's a fantastic car, I really love it.
by lebigmec
Tue 25 Nov, 2014 08:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheap red leather seats and doorcards
Replies: 11
Views: 1435

Re: Cheap red leather seats and doorcards

At a guess, I would say black. That's what I see most often. (I've heard they're supposed to be bigger..) or am I thinking of something else..? :roll:
by lebigmec
Tue 25 Nov, 2014 07:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheap red leather seats and doorcards
Replies: 11
Views: 1435

Re: Cheap red leather seats and doorcards

It's a matter of personal taste. I have a similar interior in my car, & with the Sterling grey bodywork, it looks stunning. Much better than a nasty tan or beige interior, but then that is my view, not everybody's. I'm sure that lots of folk love the tan interiors... Personally, that would put me of...
by lebigmec
Fri 07 Nov, 2014 11:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Battery
Replies: 8
Views: 1195

Re: Battery

Alan, It sounds like your battery could well be on it's last legs. MIne did exactly that a couple of years ago, but it was the original BMW battery, so it had lasted well. Check that nothing is switched on & also that your boot light is going out as it should. A good way of doing that is by putting ...
by lebigmec
Wed 20 Aug, 2014 19:57
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brought to my attention about uk road tax
Replies: 4
Views: 929

Re: Brought to my attention about uk road tax

Easy way around it?. Just use a foreign registered car permanently on UK roads (usually PL, LV, RO, LT, BG), just like many many do around where I live in East Anglia, & that way you're exempt from VED & MOT & the police will turn a blind eye to whatever state your car is in too. Simples! Oh, & appa...