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by peter2b
Wed 15 Nov, 2017 16:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Le Mans Classic 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 211

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: 489

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: 190

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: 1074

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: 4078

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: 15
Views: 908

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: 167

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: 15
Views: 908

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: 295

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: 15
Views: 908

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: 15
Views: 908

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: 258

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: 258

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: 187

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: 386

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: 386

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: 600

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: 972

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: 554

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: 554

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: 972

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: 797

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: 356

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: 644

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: 2325

Re: Breaking: blue 2.0 z3

head lights clear indicaters?
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by peter2b
Sat 09 Sep, 2017 09:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: long way arround screen washer pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 644

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: 1148

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: 1148

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: 654

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: 654

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: 231

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: 213

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: 2084
Views: 220427

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: 1674

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: 2084
Views: 220427

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: 2084
Views: 220427

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
Mon 21 Aug, 2017 20:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Time to treat her- recommend me a mop/polish guy!
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Re: Time to treat her- recommend me a mop/polish guy!

I use autoglim polish after a good wash
peterz3
by peter2b
Sun 20 Aug, 2017 19:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT concern
Replies: 13
Views: 1221

Re: MOT concern

last year I had a winter check from my local bmw garage £25 they found worn from rubber bushes, rusty fuel tank straps, and a small spot of rust on a brake pipe , worn front brake discs, plus I got afree bmw umbrella, I think they hoped I would use them for the repairs but as I'm lucky to have a man...
by peter2b
Sat 12 Aug, 2017 09:42
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: ZEDfest 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1633

Re: ZEDfest 2017

hope to get there on the Sunday had a great time last year
peterz3,
by peter2b
Wed 09 Aug, 2017 20:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220427

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

snap that's what I did when I had 2 new tyres fitted the garage must have damaged both when they fitted the tyres only noticed that they were very loose when I got home when one fell out went back to complain ,but no not us, must have been damaged before we did the tyres or when you got home, guess ...
by peter2b
Tue 08 Aug, 2017 20:56
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: blue z3 Lodmore lane
Replies: 0
Views: 268

blue z3 Lodmore lane

on the way to pick up my wife in her black merc a blue z3 pulled over to let me pass on Lodmore lane ,cheers
peterz3
by peter2b
Sat 05 Aug, 2017 20:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Head light switch fault
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: Head light switch fault

I had the same type of thing ended up getting a new switch
peterz3
by peter2b
Sat 05 Aug, 2017 16:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220427

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

just got 2 new rubber bits that fit on the back on my hard top(old ones had gone rock hard) picking them up from the bmw garage in shrewsbury on Wednesday only £5 also a new key (I've only got 1 key at the moment ) nice chap gave me a discount so it was ONLY £145
peterz3
by peter2b
Sun 23 Jul, 2017 15:39
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: w reg blue z3 3 ltr lidles
Replies: 2
Views: 452

w reg blue z3 3 ltr lidles

just stopped off at lidles Middlewich nice 3ltr blue z3 parked near me
peterz3
by peter2b
Thu 20 Jul, 2017 20:53
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: new z3 seen
Replies: 0
Views: 332

new z3 seen

unusual light blue z3 top down seen tonight on my way home from shrewsbury, quite often I see the same silver z3 a white z4 and a black z4 going the other way each day on my way into and out of shrewsbury they must live in shrewsbury and work new castle way
peterz3
by peter2b
Sun 16 Jul, 2017 10:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Headlamp and Steering Wheel
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Re: Headlamp and Steering Wheel

I'm up for the head light I'm in Cheshire so could meet up
peterz3
by peter2b
Sun 16 Jul, 2017 10:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot Leak finding
Replies: 18
Views: 1674

Re: Boot Leak finding

I'm using a place near Stoke as that's just up the road from where I live new top is about £650 having it done in august
I had thought of the other place down near Croydon but that's a 3-5 hr trip each way with fuel wear and tear toll fee etc
peterz3
by peter2b
Sat 15 Jul, 2017 18:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Picked up my new-to-me Z3 yesterday and it rained overnight...
Replies: 4
Views: 754

Re: Picked up my new-to-me Z3 yesterday and it rained overnight...

ditto I use a bike inertube patch to fix mine
peterz3
by peter2b
Sat 15 Jul, 2017 18:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help with some fault codes
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: Help with some fault codes

as Del said check the inlet hose after the maf sensor there are 2 small hoses mine had the same and found there was a split sorted (thanks Robert t)
peterz3
by peter2b
Sat 15 Jul, 2017 18:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot Leak finding
Replies: 18
Views: 1674

Re: Boot Leak finding

I've just found out that the rear window n/s is leaking on the zip seam ,it drips onto the mat behind the passenger's seat then finds it's way into the boot , yours might the same
peterz3
just as well I'm getting a new soft top fitted next month