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by Bonzo
Fri 24 Nov, 2017 23:48
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New to the parish....
Replies: 20
Views: 748

Re: New to the parish....

A 2.8 has plenty of low down torque which makes pottering around at 30-40mph in 4th very easy, with some good urge available if you need it without changing down. :thumb: ...... Unless to want to of course.... :drive You really owe it to yourself try a good 2.8! Z3lda uses no oil, but I've heard tha...
by Bonzo
Fri 17 Nov, 2017 01:05
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New to the parish....
Replies: 20
Views: 748

Re: New to the parish....

Hi Buzzy, I'm 69 and the proud owner of Z3lda, a pre face lift, ( ass lift really! ), 2.8 Z3 If you troll through the knowledge base on this forum and the one on zroadster.org you will find lots of info on and the buying of a Z3. You need to test drive as many Z3s as you can, with different engine s...
by Bonzo
Wed 15 Nov, 2017 23:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 steering wheel in superb condition. £65
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: Z3 steering wheel in superb condition. £65

what colour?

Bonzo.
by Bonzo
Wed 15 Nov, 2017 23:43
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: A returned member
Replies: 16
Views: 904

Re: A returned member

Hi and welcome back from Bonzo and Z3lda in Norfolk. Sorry to hear of your loss. Your Z3 is such a fresh looking colour, hope she turns out to be as good as she looks. What colour/spec is her interior?

All the best,

Bonzo.
by Bonzo
Wed 31 May, 2017 00:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sill Repair/Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1042

Re: Sill Repair/Replacement

Definitely replace them. I did mine, and as Del said corrosion and road crud will be worse on the inner part. There are details and info on replacing sills on the Knowledge base, and on the other forum. I fitted some Halford's mudflaps to the front of mine after I fitted the sills as it stops the je...
by Bonzo
Sun 16 Apr, 2017 19:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sill removed cleaned and waxoyled
Replies: 26
Views: 3432

Re: Sill removed cleaned and waxoyled

Sill replacement project now finished! Halfords £8 universal mudflaps fitted to the front. These needed a lot of gradual trimming /offering up before they would sit nicely, so it was a bit of a slog, but worth it for the protection they give for so little cost. New 'roadster' sill covers, carpet edg...
by Bonzo
Fri 14 Apr, 2017 23:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Minor Door shut adjustment?
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

You can adjust the door top lean, by loosening the two bolts on the bottom of the door and sliding them sideways a little.

:cheers

Bonzo.
by Bonzo
Fri 14 Apr, 2017 23:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Discs & Pads (to groove or not?)
Replies: 10
Views: 1491

Re: Discs & Pads (to groove or not?)

I have Pagid Discs and brakes on Zelda, ( 2.8,so ventilated front discs ) standard set up. I fitted EBC yellowstuff pads and new brake fluid. I noticed a good improvement in braking.

Bonzo.
by Bonzo
Fri 14 Apr, 2017 20:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sill removed cleaned and waxoyled
Replies: 26
Views: 3432

Re: Sill removed cleaned and waxoyled

Nice Job Col.... next time you do the other give me a shout i would like to see how easy a job it is to do.... my sills could do with a bit of sprucing up and i would like to know how you get the sill covers off without breaking them ? is there a way to do it Al... There are a few posts on this on....
by Bonzo
Fri 14 Apr, 2017 00:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sill removed cleaned and waxoyled
Replies: 26
Views: 3432

Re: Sill removed cleaned and waxoyled

I got new sills from Rybrook BMW, I can't remember the price, but it was good. I got clips and fixings from Sopers. I splashed out on new 'roadster' sill covers, 'C' pillar covers and carpet edge covers, all from Rybrook, as Sopers won't send big items mail order. it's a pig of a job :head: when you...
by Bonzo
Thu 13 Apr, 2017 00:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Minor Door shut adjustment?
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

Are you sure you don't just need to grease the mechanism a little? When the door is shut properly, does it like up correctly with the rear panel? If so, that would suggest that there's not really an alignment issue and that it is just the mechanism binding a little. I'll try a bit of WD40 and repor...
by Bonzo
Thu 13 Apr, 2017 00:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sill removed cleaned and waxoyled
Replies: 26
Views: 3432

Re: Sill removed cleaned and waxoyled

I used Jenolite on the ends of the structural sills and underneath the jacking points after removing the surface rust with various wire brushes etc. Then 2 coats of Hammerite followed by Waxoyl, which was also applied to the internals of the structural sill. When inspected these were rust free. Hav...
by Bonzo
Tue 28 Mar, 2017 00:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sill removed cleaned and waxoyled
Replies: 26
Views: 3432

Re: Sill removed cleaned and waxoyled

I used Jenolite on the ends of the structural sills and underneath the jacking points after removing the surface rust with various wire brushes etc. Then 2 coats of Hammerite followed by Waxoyl, which was also applied to the internals of the structural sill. When inspected these were rust free. Havi...
by Bonzo
Mon 27 Mar, 2017 01:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recommend me a front strut brace
Replies: 11
Views: 1516

Re: Recommend me a front strut brace

My ASC one is well made and fits nicely. :cheers
by Bonzo
Mon 27 Mar, 2017 01:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sill removed cleaned and waxoyled
Replies: 26
Views: 3432

Re: Sill removed cleaned and waxoyled

That is in good condition - in fact the best I've seen on the forum and elsewhere. People normally get some rust, on the section with holes, at either end, with corresponding rust on the sill cover ends. I did. Now I've sorted the structural sills. Getting the new outer sills painted up soon. The o...
by Bonzo
Mon 27 Mar, 2017 01:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sill removed cleaned and waxoyled
Replies: 26
Views: 3432

Re: Sill removed cleaned and waxoyled

Ooops, just read in your opening post that you have axle stands! I just couldn't see them in your photos :head: But I can now. :oops:
by Bonzo
Sun 26 Mar, 2017 21:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sill removed cleaned and waxoyled
Replies: 26
Views: 3432

Re: Sill removed cleaned and waxoyled

I hope you have got axle stands or other supplementary means of support under your Z! You can't be too careful in this respect.

:cheers

Bonzo.
by Bonzo
Thu 23 Mar, 2017 23:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: soft rear end.. but might be normal
Replies: 17
Views: 1788

Re: soft rear end.. but might be normal

Yes, last year had all new OEM springs, shocks, mounts, drop links and ARB bushes renewed. That plus a Strong Strut Butt Strut and Body Braces certainly improved the handling. (Already had a front strut brace on).

:cheers

Bonzo.
by Bonzo
Thu 23 Mar, 2017 20:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: soft rear end.. but might be normal
Replies: 17
Views: 1788

Re: soft rear end.. but might be normal

I personally, if driving enthusiastically, would never change gear on a bend. Brake and change down before the bend, then once you are into it put the power in! Okay if you are trundling about though.

:cheers

Bonzo.
by Bonzo
Thu 23 Mar, 2017 10:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sill tread plates
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: Sill tread plates

I got mine from Jason at Rybrook BMW!
by Bonzo
Wed 22 Mar, 2017 20:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sill tread plates
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: Sill tread plates

Yes, I think front mudflaps are essential! They have got to save the sills from the road crud thrown up. Especially when I'm holding Z3lda at 120 mph! :drive ...... :shock:

Bonzo.
by Bonzo
Wed 22 Mar, 2017 20:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Of Mice and Men!
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Of Mice and Men!

Well,I've bitten the bullet and started the replacement of Z3lda's sills. A bit of a struggle for someone of my tender years, especially the front O.S. inner wheel arch liner!! With that out of the way I removed the crud from behind the sill and pulled out............. a mice nest with a nice store ...
by Bonzo
Thu 16 Mar, 2017 18:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Helpful Tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 2367

Re: Helpful Tips?

Nick some of your significant other's E45 cream, massage it liberally into your leather seats and other leather bit on your Z. Leave it overnight to soak in then go over it with a microfibre to remove residue. I heard somewhere that the top leather guy at Aston Martin does this.

:cheers

Bonzo.
by Bonzo
Mon 13 Mar, 2017 00:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Helpful Tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 2367

Re: Helpful Tips?

gookah wrote:
Bonzo wrote:7 litres of Castrol fully synthetic £59.98 inc VAT and delivery from Opie Oils. Bargain!

You share my wife's idea of a bargain...
:shock:
That not a good price then?
by Bonzo
Fri 10 Mar, 2017 00:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Helpful Tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 2367

Re: Helpful Tips?

Just remembered this. After you have filled up with new oil, remove the fuel pump fuses. Then you can prime the system by turning the engine over on the ignition key. :thumb:

:cheers

Bonzo
by Bonzo
Thu 09 Mar, 2017 18:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Helpful Tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 2367

Re: Helpful Tips?

peter2b wrote:I keep a wire down the hole in the fuel recess, every refuel up I give it a wiggle
peter2b
That doesn't count! That tip has been mentioned before. :head: :dunce: Haven't you got any tips of your own? :shrug
by Bonzo
Thu 09 Mar, 2017 18:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Helpful Tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 2367

Re: Helpful Tips?

BladeRunner919 wrote:Always wear stockings and suspenders in case you need to replace the fanbelt.
I once thought a fanbelt was a female jockstrap. :shock:
by Bonzo
Thu 09 Mar, 2017 17:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Helpful Tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 2367

Helpful Tips?

I changed Z3lda's engine oil and filter the other day. 7 litres of Castrol fully synthetic £59.98 inc VAT and delivery from Opie Oils. Bargain! I always remember a tip given to me by an old timer tech way back in the dark ages. After removing the sump drain plug for an oil change, place it on the ca...
by Bonzo
Mon 06 Mar, 2017 00:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 3.0 M Sport for sale
Replies: 32
Views: 4433

Re: Z3 3.0 M Sport for sale

If this had a Beige interior and wood trim It could well be sitting in my garage! :shock: But I would have to get over the fact it's an ass lift.... Also, I can't be unfaithful to my Z3lda..... It certainly is a jewel of a Z3 though. :thumb:

:cheers

Bonzo.
by Bonzo
Tue 21 Feb, 2017 18:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 Beige Tonneau. SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: BMW Z3 Beige Tonneau

Is that what they are going for now? Wow, I paid £80-ish for mine about a year ago!

:cheers
by Bonzo
Sun 12 Feb, 2017 23:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!
Replies: 21
Views: 1683

Re: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!

That's right! But I was talking about people fitting 18"-19" wheels as replacements.
by Bonzo
Sun 12 Feb, 2017 01:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!
Replies: 21
Views: 1683

Re: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!

I think 17" wheels are fine, they were fitted OEM to old shape 2.8s . Anything bigger to me seems to shout, "WHEELS, LOOK," and is out of proportion to the shape and size of a Z3. I recently saw a Z3 with great big wide wheels and had to laugh, it looked ridiculous, all wheels, oh, and a car! :roflm...
by Bonzo
Sat 11 Feb, 2017 14:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!
Replies: 21
Views: 1683

Re: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!

Agreed, I changed my springs, shocks, mounts. drop links and A.R.B. bushes last year ( OEM ) and noticed the difference.... It is cosmetic no doubt, but lowering and spacers to me seems like a bit of a herd instinct thing.

:cheers
by Bonzo
Sat 11 Feb, 2017 10:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!
Replies: 21
Views: 1683

Re: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!

I might be tempted by 15mm spacers. Boosh Sacrilege! :nono :cheers Sacrilege indeed, but considering that I swapped my style 55s for 89s, which were not originally available for Z3s, purists would disown me anyway... That's me added to the list of foes, isn't it? Am I getting banned? Do I have to h...
by Bonzo
Sat 11 Feb, 2017 00:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!
Replies: 21
Views: 1683

Re: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!

I might be tempted by 15mm spacers.

Boosh [/quote]

Sacrilege! :nono

:cheers
by Bonzo
Fri 10 Feb, 2017 20:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Calling all lowered zeds! post a pic please..
Replies: 18
Views: 2083

Re: Calling all lowered zeds! post a pic please..

Yep, found it! Thanks!
by Bonzo
Fri 10 Feb, 2017 20:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!
Replies: 21
Views: 1683

Re: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!

Hi, I'm Z3lda. I'm an Aries and I'm nearly 19! I don't have any spacers and I haven't been lowered because I don't want to scrape my butt (struts) on the road. :roll:
by Bonzo
Fri 10 Feb, 2017 19:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!
Replies: 21
Views: 1683

Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!

Calling all Z3s without lowered suspension or wheel spacers. Please make yourselves Known!

:cheers
by Bonzo
Thu 09 Feb, 2017 22:06
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Pics from winter work on my M Roadster
Replies: 50
Views: 9765

Re: Pics from winter work on my M Roadster

Sir, you don't have a wife, you have a Goddess. Cherish her. But,If you ever get tired of her!................. If I spent that amount of time on my car, I would be banished to the garage....NO!....someone else's garage!


:D :D :D

:cheers

Bonzo.
by Bonzo
Thu 09 Feb, 2017 21:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Calling all lowered zeds! post a pic please..
Replies: 18
Views: 2083

Re: Calling all lowered zeds! post a pic please..

Are there any Z3 owners on here who haven't lowered their suspension or fitted wheel spacers? :shock:

:cheers

Bonzo.

(Apart from me that is.)
by Bonzo
Tue 07 Feb, 2017 23:53
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD! CJ Autos Mini tilting lift for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 936

Re: CJ Autos Mini tilting lift for sale

You could use it to help stick an ///M badge under your car!! :roflmao:

:cheers :wink:

Bonzo
by Bonzo
Tue 07 Feb, 2017 19:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD! CJ Autos Mini tilting lift for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 936

Re: CJ Autos Mini tilting lift for sale

Now sold!

:cheers

Bonzo
by Bonzo
Tue 07 Feb, 2017 14:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD! CJ Autos Mini tilting lift for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 936

Re: CJ Autos Mini tilting lift for sale

Thanks Brian.

:cheers
by Bonzo
Mon 06 Feb, 2017 00:26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The must have item for open top motoring
Replies: 5
Views: 1302

Re: The must have item for open top motoring

Left Hand Down a Bit!..... Who remembers that!! :thumb:

I never suffer from cold ears while driving Zelda in the winter, hot air from the face level vents takes care of that. I Just wear a cap!..... And other clothes of course.

:cheers

Bonzo.
by Bonzo
Mon 06 Feb, 2017 00:12
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD! CJ Autos Mini tilting lift for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 936

SOLD! CJ Autos Mini tilting lift for sale

I have a CJ Autos CL 03 Mini tilting lift for sale.This is a serious, heavyweight piece of kit which lifts a vehicle completely off the ground. and enables it to tilt fore and aft to give great access to the underside. Mine has only been used once, but now I find its bit of a struggle to move it aro...
by Bonzo
Fri 20 Jan, 2017 22:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220445

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A new MOT! :drive :thumb:

:cheers

Bonzo.
by Bonzo
Sun 08 Jan, 2017 19:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: being dazzled
Replies: 15
Views: 1449

Re: being dazzled

got it sorted had some one behind me on the way homelast night with blinding bright lights so on road I know very well and straight I turned my lights off , I could see the road in front very clearly , I think he got the idea as he pulled back about 1/4 mile peterz3 He must be particularly bright h...
by Bonzo
Fri 06 Jan, 2017 19:56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: To my .org friends!
Replies: 39
Views: 3092

Re: To my .org friends!

They did! :shock:
by Bonzo
Fri 06 Jan, 2017 19:29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: To my .org friends!
Replies: 39
Views: 3092

Re: To my .org friends!

I was first banned on .org for 2 weeks, and as a joke to explain my absence I posted a made up story about going away for intensive therapy to overcome the shock. In it I was treated by the eminent practitioner Professor Erik Shurn, and was under the complete care of my 24 hour nurse Jenni Talier, w...