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by peter2b
Mon 12 Feb, 2018 19:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Please help save my 2.8L all original atlanta blue!
Replies: 14
Views: 721

Re: Please help save my 2.8L all original atlanta blue!

if you thinks that's bad should have seen my z3 when I got her been hit on the off side just above the bumper so a new bonnet (second hand from a guy doing a kit conversation £150 ) 2 second hand head lights£45 each (pre face lift)2nd hand slam pannel new fan and radiater £180 new water pump fog lig...
by peter2b
Sat 10 Feb, 2018 18:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: looking to get swmbo a zed
Replies: 3
Views: 218

looking to get swmbo a zed

been looking for a zed 3 for her for some time to meet her speck finally found one 74k miles factory fitted hard top the only mot advisories are front stearing gater worn and the off side rear tyre has uneven ware , first one easy fix but any one know what's likely to cause the second one?
peterz3
by peter2b
Fri 09 Feb, 2018 17:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Winter progress + second advisory-free MoT in a row!
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Winter progress + second advisory-free MoT in a row!

one thing I need to get arround to for the new a light onto the left heater control tried it by going through the radio hole but could not find it so I thought ok follow the other wires bingo got it so I though gave a tug now I don't have either the light or the power to my clock, now just to wait t...
by peter2b
Tue 06 Feb, 2018 11:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new outer sills
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: new outer sills

I think they try to price you out I could not belive the labour charge £504 for fitting 2 sills peterz3 Ps I think I might have upset them as last year I had the £25 winter check on the report there was some work required being front discs and pads both front bottomwish bones when he gave me the lis...
by peter2b
Mon 05 Feb, 2018 15:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new outer sills
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: new outer sills

cheers for the offer I was only doing a bit of research as it's only the front 10mm that's rusty on both sides ,I've treated ithe rusty bits with cure rust to hold it for the mament so hope fully in a few months time I should be able to do it my self with a bit of help
peterz3
by peter2b
Mon 05 Feb, 2018 11:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fitting Z3 rear tonneau cover.
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: Fitting Z3 rear tonneau cover.

the only time I've use mine is when I go to france bit of a flaf over here as the weather can change quickly as we have found out when on holiday
peter z3
by peter2b
Mon 05 Feb, 2018 11:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new outer sills
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: new outer sills

prices have gone up a bit labour at £550 parts £276 plus paint all told £1200 Inc vat that's from raybrooks shewsbury
peterz3
by peter2b
Mon 05 Feb, 2018 10:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Halfords Aftermarket Radio
Replies: 8
Views: 832

Re: Halfords Aftermarket Radio

sorry for the delay in replying, I just used the adapter that was use for the kenwood unit that was fitted, the only speekers thst seem to work are the front ones which are loud enough for me ,I never touched the wiring in the boot just unplugged the cd unit
peterz3
by peter2b
Sat 03 Feb, 2018 20:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new outer sills
Replies: 9
Views: 413

new outer sills

been looking at my z3 and the front of both sills a some what rustyon the front edge, any one got an idea how mutch new outer sill are complete with fitting as I'm some what out of action due being under going chemo at the moment
peterz3
by peter2b
Sun 14 Jan, 2018 18:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: off line for a bit
Replies: 15
Views: 798

Re: off line for a bit

thanks to you all, had my first run out in my z3 today to go shopping up in nantwich sainsburys swmbo drove up there and I drove back not driven since mid November great to get behind the wheel again
peterz3
by peter2b
Thu 11 Jan, 2018 18:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: winters here
Replies: 16
Views: 1725

Re: winters here

[ haven't fitted them yet but from memory when I got the top they were mounted under the front hard top mounts, the mate who was helping me fit the hard top took the hard top fittings off before I could stop him as he thought you had to do that to get the hard top fitting in line that's after he put...
by peter2b
Thu 11 Jan, 2018 10:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: off line for a bit
Replies: 15
Views: 798

Re: off line for a bit

cheers guys start my chemo on the 22nd fir 4 weeks , tally ho
peterz3
by peter2b
Mon 08 Jan, 2018 15:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: off line for a bit
Replies: 15
Views: 798

off line for a bit

been off line since mid December due to bt problems, thought I would give you guys an update back in November I had a shadow show on my right lung at the top, so on the16th Nov I went to Wythenshawe hospital for key hole surgery but things went tits up 3 weeks later I was discharged minus my right l...
by peter2b
Sat 16 Dec, 2017 17:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Halfords Aftermarket Radio
Replies: 8
Views: 832

Re: Halfords Aftermarket Radio

I took out the cd player etc from the boot and fitted a dab radio /cd into the hole that was left when I got my z3 I think it was a kenwood unit but no front facia the dab arial sticks to the screen just above where the old tax disc was
peterz3
by peter2b
Wed 15 Nov, 2017 16:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Le Mans Classic 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Le Mans Classic 2018

I'm planning on going to next year's classic I've registered my interest with first tickets/piston heads group any one else thinking the same
peterz3
by peter2b
Mon 06 Nov, 2017 19:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Hardtop
Replies: 7
Views: 756

Re: New Hardtop

you get the best of both worlds summer soft top up/down winter a new look car
peterz3
by peter2b
Sun 05 Nov, 2017 19:33
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: w reg blue z3 burleydam
Replies: 0
Views: 323

w reg blue z3 burleydam

yet another blue z3 W Reg seen lunch time today passing the top of Lodmore lane , I was in swmbo merc (she was driving )
psterz3
by peter2b
Sat 04 Nov, 2017 18:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlamp replacement FUBAR
Replies: 15
Views: 1516

Re: Headlamp replacement FUBAR

I've just seen my head lights don't match, on dip 1 has a blueish tint the other has a yellowish tint , a few weeks ago 1 dip bulb blow so I had a look in my spares box found another bulb to replace it now all I've got to do is match the brighter one now
peterz3
by peter2b
Sat 04 Nov, 2017 18:15
Forum: Better Driving
Topic: What is a dual carriageway?
Replies: 13
Views: 4295

Re: What is a dual carriageway?

I look at the signs if it says 50-60-70or20-30-40 thats what I try to do I've been on a dual carriageway where the speeds whent from 30 to 60 then back to 40 every 1/2mile for about 3 miles with cameras on each sign ,cash machines
peterz3
by peter2b
Sat 04 Nov, 2017 14:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: winters here
Replies: 16
Views: 1725

Re: winters here

piced up the spacers from my bmw shop shrewsbury, Distanzplatt 5421 8 407 541they are a triangle shape with 3 holes that match the 3 screws on the front mount
peterz3
by peter2b
Sat 04 Nov, 2017 14:53
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: light blue ze Hodnet
Replies: 0
Views: 291

light blue ze Hodnet

seen 2 light blue z3's today don't know if it was the same one twice
peterz3
by peter2b
Tue 31 Oct, 2017 20:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: winters here
Replies: 16
Views: 1725

Re: winters here

with my home made rear hard top mounts use to rattle a bit on rough roads fixed it by putting some silicone filler in the bottom of the hole that the rear pins go into it stop the pins from moving up and down
peterz3
by peter2b
Mon 30 Oct, 2017 19:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop mounting
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: Hardtop mounting

did you get the rear mounts with the top or are they all ready fitted to your zed, I didn't want to spend the same ammount as the top so I made my own rear mounts , having the top on make my zed look totally different and a bit warmer
peterz3
by peter2b
Mon 30 Oct, 2017 18:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: winters here
Replies: 16
Views: 1725

Re: winters here

getting them from my local bmw part shop (shrewsbury) he had to look on the computer to find them zoomed in there they were he had to order them should be here mid week they are only 1mm thick, when they arrive I will post the part number, the only reason I'm fitting them is because the top is very ...
by peter2b
Sat 28 Oct, 2017 18:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: winters here
Replies: 16
Views: 1725

winters here

getting chilly now so hard top fitted , only thing is the "mate" who helped me fit it for the first time last year put the shims that go under the front mounts put them in his pocket on his old jacket, when he found them later didn't know what they were so binned them, great just cost me £10 for som...
by peter2b
Sat 28 Oct, 2017 09:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: soft top ram
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: soft top ram

cheers yes she's a facelift zed 2001 any idea how much the ram was?
peterz3
by peter2b
Fri 27 Oct, 2017 19:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: soft top ram
Replies: 2
Views: 417

soft top ram

the other day dropped the top as the sun was out but when I tried to get it to go up again the cup poped off the ball, the clip is still in the correct place( had a problem last year when the ball cought the edge of the hard top mount and pulled it apart , I fixed it ok) now even when I do a manual ...
by peter2b
Thu 26 Oct, 2017 19:14
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: red z3 nantwich
Replies: 0
Views: 287

red z3 nantwich

comming back from sainsburys 3 cars behind us a red z3
peterz3
by peter2b
Sun 22 Oct, 2017 20:40
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: silver z3 53 plate whitchurch
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: silver z3 53 plate whitchurch

oops yes 52 plate I passed you in a y reg silver z3 blue top
peterz3
by peter2b
Sun 22 Oct, 2017 15:28
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: silver z3 53 plate whitchurch
Replies: 6
Views: 584

silver z3 53 plate whitchurch

just comming back from a bit of retail therapy in Chester saw a silver z3 parked up with a yr53 plate must be one of the last z3's made
peterz3
by peter2b
Sun 08 Oct, 2017 20:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Abs / traction light
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: Abs / traction light

I had new front tyres fitted a couple of months ago but only get the abs light to come(red light with a triangle in it) on when I pull away on muddy or wet roads
peterz3
by peter2b
Wed 04 Oct, 2017 21:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlights!
Replies: 8
Views: 1224

Re: Headlights!

I thought mine were too low as well untill I found the switch marked 1 as 2 just under the right side of the steering wheel moved it bingo up they came not as bright as some modern cars but still ok for me
peterz3
by peter2b
Wed 04 Oct, 2017 21:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New roof scotland
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Re: New roof scotland

don't know about Scotland but I had mine done in Stoke softtops £650 he did a very good job my zed looks like new with her new top, took about 3 hrs all told he will come out but I don't know how far
peterz3
by peter2b
Wed 04 Oct, 2017 21:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New roof scotland
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Re: New roof scotland

don't know about Scotland but I had mine done in Stoke softtops £650 he did a very good job my zed looks like new with her new top, took about 3 hrs all told he will come out but I don't know how far
peterz3
by peter2b
Fri 29 Sep, 2017 20:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlights!
Replies: 8
Views: 1224

Re: Headlights!

I think most more modern cars have head lights that dazzle most other car drivers seems a war going on as to who has the most dazzling head lights my my zeds light are fine, my pet hate is the Juke
peterz3
by peter2b
Sun 17 Sep, 2017 21:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT failure help!
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: MOT failure help!

I replace the front lower arms and track rods off ebay meyle £165 took me about 2 hrs to replace the parts don't know about the rear spring though
peterz3
by peter2b
Wed 13 Sep, 2017 21:09
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: red zed nantwich
Replies: 0
Views: 476

red zed nantwich

spotted on my home parked up a drive near the turning/lights by the crew/sainsburys road very shinny red with a black soft top
peterz3
by peter2b
Wed 13 Sep, 2017 10:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: long way arround screen washer pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Re: long way arround screen washer pipe

good tip Howard fitted a new pump but the mesh screen under the pump had a load of green gunk over it, sorted
peterz3
by peter2b
Mon 11 Sep, 2017 22:30
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Breaking: blue 2.0 z3
Replies: 20
Views: 2729

Re: Breaking: blue 2.0 z3

head lights clear indicaters?
peterz3
by peter2b
Sat 09 Sep, 2017 09:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: long way arround screen washer pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 837

long way arround screen washer pipe

the screen wash stopped working the other day so I had a look under the bonnet pump was making it nomal noise so I thought I would see if the pipe was blocked, from the washer tank (near side by the wind screen)the pipe goes across the back to the off side through a pannel by the fuse box down under...
by peter2b
Thu 07 Sep, 2017 21:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MoT rollers and Torsen diffs
Replies: 10
Views: 1555

Re: MoT rollers and Torsen diffs

my z3 is a sport //M but when I checked it hasn't got a torson dif, but she does have a nice few added good bits
peterz3
by peter2b
Wed 06 Sep, 2017 21:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MoT rollers and Torsen diffs
Replies: 10
Views: 1555

Re: MoT rollers and Torsen diffs

I also have a 2.2 sport z3 but 2001 (Y reg) would my car also have the same torso dif ? for the last 3 mot's they put her on a roller to check the brakes
peterz3
by peter2b
Sat 02 Sep, 2017 09:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: type 1 windstopper fitted
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: type 1 windstopper fitted

if any one is Interested I have a narrow type mesh screen £60 + postage , I got it off eBay but I could not get it to fit my face lift z3
peterz3
by peter2b
Mon 28 Aug, 2017 21:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: type 1 windstopper fitted
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: type 1 windstopper fitted

tried mine out yesterday it's the type that fits over the roll bars , must be one thing that I've done that's perfect for swmbo she doesn't need to wear a hat now
peterz3
by peter2b
Sun 27 Aug, 2017 18:19
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: 3y reg silver z3 longnor
Replies: 0
Views: 340

3y reg silver z3 longnor

just on our way back from a jousting display took a back road skirting Buxton saw a siver Y reg z3 top down parked in Longnor
peterz3
by peter2b
Sat 26 Aug, 2017 17:27
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: blue z3 Tesco whitchurch
Replies: 0
Views: 302

blue z3 Tesco whitchurch

just seen a blue z3 with rainbow covers on all the lights front and back
peterz3
by peter2b
Sat 26 Aug, 2017 17:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 227119

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

posty delivered a mesh wind brake for my z3 all fitted try it tommorow
peterz3
by peter2b
Fri 25 Aug, 2017 21:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot Leak finding
Replies: 18
Views: 2104

Re: Boot Leak finding

one thing I've found out is when I had the new soft top fitted today there is a U shaped gutter just under where the roof is fixed so if the seal leaks the water is taken to just over the shock top mount the through the wheel archs, I don't know if this is fitted to all z3's or just the later models...
by peter2b
Fri 25 Aug, 2017 17:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 227119

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

new soft top from soft top shop Stockport £650 but woth it makes her look like new, he has done a very good job took about 3.5 hrs
peterz3
by peter2b
Fri 25 Aug, 2017 17:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 227119

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

new soft top from soft top shop Stockport £650 but woth it makes her look like new, he has done a very good job took about 3.5 hrs
peterz3