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by johnz3
Wed 23 Jul, 2014 21:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218255

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

An LED internal light to go with the footwell light fitted last weekend.
by johnz3
Mon 21 Jul, 2014 07:17
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Books on the Z3
Replies: 14
Views: 3022

Re: Books on the Z3

Now £15 plus postage.
by johnz3
Sun 20 Jul, 2014 20:32
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: New Roof Tomorrow
Replies: 29
Views: 1607

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Blue hood looks good. Blue on blue is a good colour match. Quick question please. I managed to get the lining of my roof wet. The car was in the garage when the rain came down and the garage door was sloping back towards the car so water run off went into the inside of the car and soaked the lining ...
by johnz3
Sat 19 Jul, 2014 19:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Item on ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Item on ebay

No not to me. I broke the stem when trying to remove the unit so had to buy the lot from the main dealers.
by johnz3
Sat 19 Jul, 2014 10:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Item on ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Item on ebay

Yours if you want it. PM if you do with how you want to pay and your address and I will send off. Thanks
by johnz3
Thu 17 Jul, 2014 19:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Funny noise
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Funny noise

Thanks again. I will get a mate to listen and try to identify exactky where the noise is as a start.
by johnz3
Thu 17 Jul, 2014 11:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Funny noise
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Funny noise

Thanks for this. Will have agood read later.
by johnz3
Thu 17 Jul, 2014 06:14
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New member from Edinburgh
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Re: New member from Edinburgh

Hi, hope you get loads of fun out of your car.
by johnz3
Wed 16 Jul, 2014 13:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.8 orinoco
Replies: 26
Views: 3001

Re: 2.8 orinoco

Just a word of advice re Halfords. Excellent service and colour match was fine. Problem was that when trying to spray, the nozzle would not depress properly meaning uneven spraying. Took it back and they replaced the nozzle. My point is although they depress the nozzle for a micro sec to see if pain...
by johnz3
Mon 14 Jul, 2014 06:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel colours
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Wheel colours

Never thought of that. Thanks.
by johnz3
Sun 13 Jul, 2014 20:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Funny noise
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Funny noise

I use my 3.0i Sport mainly at weekends. E.g this week it sat in the garage from last Sunday night till Friday night. I have noticed since I have had it that when I start it up after 5 or 6 days of in action that a I get a tinny rattle like noise from the engine bay. This will last for very short tim...
by johnz3
Sun 13 Jul, 2014 18:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel colours
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Wheel colours

Cheers. Googled it to see images but not clear.
by johnz3
Sun 13 Jul, 2014 17:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel colours
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Wheel colours

Ok and thanks. Is the Chromeline lighter than the Shadowchrome. Sounds like it should be.
by johnz3
Sun 13 Jul, 2014 17:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel colours
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Wheel colours

My 3.0i Sport has silver wheels. A light silver. I have often thought that they might look a bit more suited to the car if they were a darker silver. Saw a Z3M today up close today and the colour looked good. Do owners know if the Z3M wheels are a particular colour. if not I can always buy a darker ...
by johnz3
Sun 13 Jul, 2014 16:28
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Blue Z3 reg T3 RUE
Replies: 0
Views: 562

Blue Z3 reg T3 RUE

At a summer fair/car show in Billericay Essex. Was part of the exibits for the car show. Went back a couple of times to chat but no one there.
by johnz3
Sat 12 Jul, 2014 20:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: foot well lighting
Replies: 161
Views: 19769

Re: foot well lighting

Just finished installing mine in the footwell. Superb, really looks the business. When I sort out how to post photo from the phone I will load some pics.
by johnz3
Tue 08 Jul, 2014 21:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218255

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Thanks and will do
by johnz3
Tue 08 Jul, 2014 21:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218255

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Hi Tony.

Where did you get your led please. Is it a halfords purchase
by johnz3
Tue 08 Jul, 2014 20:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Item on ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Item on ebay

Fine.

Keep you in touch.

Thanks
by johnz3
Tue 08 Jul, 2014 20:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Item for sale on Ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Item for sale on Ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Genuine-D ... 35d9138119

Ditto my earlier post but £20 plus postage
by johnz3
Tue 08 Jul, 2014 20:34
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Item on ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Item on ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/bmw-z3-driver ... 35d913ac84

The item above is on ebay. If it does not sell happy to sell at £12 plus postage rather than readvertise
by johnz3
Sun 06 Jul, 2014 17:23
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tyres - A post to accumulate members' experience
Replies: 50
Views: 10914

Re: Tyres - A post to accumulate members' experience

What is 'scrub them in' please
by johnz3
Sat 05 Jul, 2014 19:14
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Books on the Z3
Replies: 14
Views: 3022

Re: Books on the Z3

Hi, I have a good quality second hand book called BMW Z by James Taylor. If you look up an earlier post below you will see that it is advertised on Amazon. It is a post oy Robert T. I would like to sell having read it a few times and would want £20 plus postage which according to Amazon is £4.75. It...
by johnz3
Sat 05 Jul, 2014 18:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: foot well lighting
Replies: 161
Views: 19769

Re: foot well lighting

Thanks and understand that now you have explained. What I am not clear on is how to 'hide' the wires as they bridge the gap from the screen to the interior light.
by johnz3
Sat 05 Jul, 2014 16:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: foot well lighting
Replies: 161
Views: 19769

Re: foot well lighting

I am looking to fit to the interior light. I can see how to get the wire up the A pillar and along the top of the screen but not a way of getting the wire to the interior light if it is to be hidden. Have others that have connected to the interior light managed to hide the wire. Thanks
by johnz3
Mon 30 Jun, 2014 05:59
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: www.thelawn.co.uk/classic_car_show
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: www.thelawn.co.uk/classic_car_show

The show was at Rochford which is just before Southend. Say 40 minutes from the Dartford Bridge.
by johnz3
Sun 29 Jun, 2014 12:47
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: www.thelawn.co.uk/classic_car_show
Replies: 2
Views: 631

www.thelawn.co.uk/classic_car_show

Went there today and nice little show. To be recommended for next year. Around 200 cars. Full range of classics and plenty of American and muscle cars. Not a rip off either to get in.
by johnz3
Tue 17 Jun, 2014 20:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.8 windscreen surround
Replies: 18
Views: 851

Re: 2.8 windscreen surround

I had a 2.8 Z3 1997. I removed mine with the help of a hair dryer and fingers and I stripped it right back. Underneath mine was the colour of the car (artic silver) and the paintwork underneath was perfect. I am sure there are a number of posts on the forum.
by johnz3
Sat 14 Jun, 2014 20:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear stick cap
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Gear stick cap

Thanks Mate. Didn't spot that one.
by johnz3
Sat 14 Jun, 2014 20:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gear stick cap
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Gear stick cap

Any one purchased an MSport plastic gear stick cap please. Mine is getting a bit worn. I have tried ebay with no success, Only full gear sticks. I have a 3.0i Sport. Thanks
by johnz3
Mon 02 Jun, 2014 12:41
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Stub ariel - small item big choices...
Replies: 9
Views: 1512

Re: Stub ariel - small item big choices...

I have a KIA Soul ariel and the reception is fine. It is a short stubby ariel and beng a bit thicker than normal stubbys looks ok.
by johnz3
Fri 30 May, 2014 20:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Interesting eBay ad
Replies: 68
Views: 4641

Re: Interesting eBay ad

Dealer or private?
by johnz3
Fri 30 May, 2014 06:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Standard or Super unleaded?
Replies: 75
Views: 4754

Re: Standard or Super unleaded?

Hi and welcome. Look forward to seeing the results.
by johnz3
Wed 28 May, 2014 09:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Estoril Blue Paint
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: Estoril Blue Paint

Will do. Good idea.
by johnz3
Wed 28 May, 2014 09:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Estoril Blue Paint
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: Estoril Blue Paint

Just answered my own question.

Need to copy and paste.

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/ar ... 79354.html
by johnz3
Wed 28 May, 2014 08:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Estoril Blue Paint
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: Estoril Blue Paint

Thanks Gazza and you are spot on re there being a number of different Estoril Blues. I thought that it was 335. Googled it and that is what it said. I have just rang two BMW dealership for a check on the code (they need your car reg) and both have said 490 which was a BMW individual paint. When I as...
by johnz3
Tue 27 May, 2014 17:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Estoril Blue Paint
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Estoril Blue Paint

Hi, I have tried Halfords with no luck and BMW want to sell me a small can with a can of lacquer that I don't want (already got a can) for nearly £30.

Tried google but again no joy,

Anyone know where you can get paint from.

Thanks

John
by johnz3
Tue 27 May, 2014 17:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Exterior Door Handles for Z3 Roadster
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Exterior Door Handles for Z3 Roadster

Thanks BladeRunner, Trying to see if that allows the actual handle to be removed. Any ideas please.
by johnz3
Tue 27 May, 2014 11:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Exterior Door Handles for Z3 Roadster
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Exterior Door Handles for Z3 Roadster

I do remember seeing a guide on how, but cannot find. Can you explain how please. Thanks
by johnz3
Tue 27 May, 2014 11:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Exterior Door Handles for Z3 Roadster
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Exterior Door Handles for Z3 Roadster

I had thought of that, but looking through how to remove them thought that it would be too much of a job for me. Will have another look.

Different subject but great result. Actually managed to 'twist' the passenger wing mirror to expose the allen bolts. Well chuffed....................
by johnz3
Mon 26 May, 2014 21:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Steering wheel

Thanks Guys. Let you know if it works
by johnz3
Mon 26 May, 2014 21:31
Forum: Computer help
Topic: Changing a password
Replies: 2
Views: 1024

Re: Changing a password

Thanks. All done
by johnz3
Mon 26 May, 2014 21:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Steering wheel

Ok will check, Thanks.
by johnz3
Mon 26 May, 2014 20:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Steering wheel

I have a 3.0i sport. The centre area of the steering wheel is not firm and 'moves in' before the horn engages. Can other 3.0 owners let me know if their Z is the same please. I would expect that the centre area would be pretty firm. Thanks
by johnz3
Mon 26 May, 2014 20:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Exterior Door Handles for Z3 Roadster
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Exterior Door Handles for Z3 Roadster

Looking to buy a set of the above. Don't want to pay £30 plus for chrome quality ones as will be spraying them the colour of the car. Cheap plastic will do but the ones I have seen are for the Coupe which have the key holes both sides. The Roadster only has a key hole on the drivers side. Anyone got...
by johnz3
Mon 26 May, 2014 20:12
Forum: Computer help
Topic: Changing a password
Replies: 2
Views: 1024

Changing a password

Have just had a password reset email and have logged in. Fine. Gone to FAQs and user control panel to try to change password but cannot see how to. Any ideas please. Thanks
by johnz3
Sat 24 May, 2014 15:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M Roadster or 2.8 wide body?
Replies: 29
Views: 3728

Re: M Roadster or 2.8 wide body?

The black surround is easily removed using a hair dryer to ease the backing. Done myself a few years ago when I had a 2.8. There is a post somewhere on here that outlines the process.
by johnz3
Sat 17 May, 2014 17:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Brake Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: Brake Problem

Thanks for all the advice. Tried a few suggestions and in the end used trolley jack, took wheel off which was difficult given space in garage and then tapped the drum brake cover a few times. Heard something and wheel was free. Took her for a ride and applied the hand break as advised. Will keep the...
by johnz3
Sat 17 May, 2014 08:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Brake Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: Brake Problem

Hi Brian. Tried that thanks (and pumping the foot brake). The car starts to 'rise up' slightly so I stop at that point. Re Southernboy's post I am not sure if I can get a trolly jack underneath. Not even sure if I can get a side jack in due to the space between the car and the garage. Going to destr...
by johnz3
Sat 17 May, 2014 06:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Brake Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: Brake Problem

Thanks I will try thst first. Any ideas where I could use the trolley jack so as to lift from the middle