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by t-tony
Thu 09 Jan, 2014 09:09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Displaying Tax Discs????
Replies: 19
Views: 952

Re: Displaying Tax Discs????

Common sense prevails. We'll done Brian.
by t-tony
Wed 08 Jan, 2014 22:54
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Displaying Tax Discs????
Replies: 19
Views: 952

Re: Displaying Tax Discs????

That could certainly be very interesting if, say, you turn up without a valid tax disc and they refuse to let you park and you may well have booked a night stay at a hotel before your flight out possibly including a dinner as well. If it's not in the small print, what then ? I think we shall be chec...
by t-tony
Wed 08 Jan, 2014 21:58
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Displaying Tax Discs????
Replies: 19
Views: 952

Re: Displaying Tax Discs????

Wishing you luck Brian.
by t-tony
Wed 08 Jan, 2014 21:45
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Displaying Tax Discs????
Replies: 19
Views: 952

Re: Displaying Tax Discs????

Similar thing that happened to us Ray, we were deadbaiting for pike my mate had 2 rods out and me 1. He says why don't you chuck one out on your spinning rod? So I did ona partially frozen lake near Lincoln and round the lake comes the bailiffs van. we both only had one Severn-Trent and one Anglian ...
by t-tony
Wed 08 Jan, 2014 21:12
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Not a good day
Replies: 16
Views: 1011

Re: Not a good day

I see what you're saying Rob, no offence intended. Tony.
by t-tony
Wed 08 Jan, 2014 19:56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Not a good day
Replies: 16
Views: 1011

Re: Not a good day

You took the words out of my mouth there Gazza. My sentiments entirely.
by t-tony
Wed 08 Jan, 2014 19:08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Not a good day
Replies: 16
Views: 1011

Re: Not a good day

Well I guess I don't read it the same as you Gazza. Clear as mud. But I do agree that to invest all that money and then to sell it wouldn't be on my wish list either.
by t-tony
Wed 08 Jan, 2014 19:04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Displaying Tax Discs????
Replies: 19
Views: 952

Re: Displaying Tax Discs????

Always try the grovelling letter. I did a good few years ago with the predecessors of the Environment Agency over fishing license. My friend couldn't be bothered. He went to court and was fined I didn't and never heard any more about it. Got to be worth a try?
by t-tony
Wed 08 Jan, 2014 18:56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Not a good day
Replies: 16
Views: 1011

Re: Not a good day

To compare engine remove/refit between a Frogeye and a Z3 is really stretching things Rob. And surely the cost of parts would be a long way apart even though Frogeye parts will come at a fair premium. At the very least 4 cyl versus 6 cyl. I guess the moral of this story is to get a written quotation...
by t-tony
Tue 07 Jan, 2014 22:41
Forum: Performance
Topic: Cat Delete on a 2.8 Z3
Replies: 24
Views: 3341

Re: Cat Delete on a 2.8 Z3

Mine is catless with a stainless rear box (unknown make) and it's pretty loud, would really like a standard system but too expensive for my tastes! You'll also need a friendly MOT tester :) What you really need is an M.O.T. tester who says to you bring me the car with the cat still fitted so I can ...
by t-tony
Mon 06 Jan, 2014 19:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Soft top, how to tell if its electric or manual?
Replies: 15
Views: 1297

Re: Soft top, how to tell if its electric or manual?

If you don't have the hydro/electric motor gear to sell does it really make any difference? Surely the actual soft top would be the same regardless how it was raised and lowered. Unless there are extra brackets to accommodate the motors. If a car needs them they are there, if not you wouldn't need t...
by t-tony
Fri 03 Jan, 2014 23:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Key options
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Key options

No problem Alan, that's what a forum is all about. Glad it helped. Cheers, Tony.
by t-tony
Thu 02 Jan, 2014 21:06
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: E36 / Z3 Business radio
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: E36 / Z3 Business radio

Hi Jeff, if you are available please reply to this as I can't send email with photo's to the address listed on here. Regards, Tony.
by t-tony
Wed 01 Jan, 2014 23:34
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Back at last
Replies: 14
Views: 1317

Re: Back at last

Years ago when I was a lad, I think it was Humbrol, who did upholstery paint for plastic(pvc) interiors. I used it on my mini(s) because most mini interiors were awfull colours. Biggest mistake was doing some of it while it was still in the car as it was cellulose based and I ended up intoxicated. I...
by t-tony
Wed 01 Jan, 2014 20:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Can I connect an iPod to standard stereo?
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: Can I connect an iPod to standard stereo?

As I said some are better than others but really you can't beat a hard sired connection.that's why I ended up changing my head unit for a Sony one. I still use an MP3 player but it wires into the front panel of the head unit and the player lives in the holder I used for my iPod. It also has USB sock...
by t-tony
Wed 01 Jan, 2014 14:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Can I connect an iPod to standard stereo?
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: Can I connect an iPod to standard stereo?

Unless you have an aux port on the front or even rear of your head unit then I think you're stuck with the transmitter type. I have an i-trip for iPod nano which I find to be great . Some are much better than others. I also have a miniature phone type of grip holder which fastened to my centre conso...
by t-tony
Tue 31 Dec, 2013 00:07
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Back at last
Replies: 14
Views: 1317

Re: Back at last

I too like the beige interior and the tonneau really does look the business when you learn how to fit it easily.I have finally got around to uploading some photo's to photobucket this week to try uploading them to the forum.However I do keep getting a warning from my security that it is putting my c...
by t-tony
Mon 30 Dec, 2013 16:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Class and Tacky
Replies: 27
Views: 2330

Re: Class and Tacky

Yes,the Mk1 and Mk1 facelift cars did have a fairly round ended rear side window.In fact these were one of the first cars to have the window hinges glued directly to the glass itself. Unfortunately to my own cost I found this wasn't a roaring success as my nearside on fell off,it happened to my frie...
by t-tony
Mon 30 Dec, 2013 11:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: cam sensor part numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 424

Re: cam sensor part numbers

I changed the crank sensor on mine too. Not an easy job on the 6cyl even on a ramp at work. Never done one on a 4 so I can't comment on how easy/hard that may be.
by t-tony
Mon 30 Dec, 2013 11:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: cam sensor part numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 424

Re: cam sensor part numbers

I changed both on mine with the inlet cam one being the higher priced OEM spec one but the lower priced one for the exhaust cam (the one which gave problems) was the lower spec one. Got that one changed under warranty and up to now all is well. :)
by t-tony
Mon 30 Dec, 2013 10:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: cam sensor part numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 424

Re: cam sensor part numbers

In principal I would agree with Jonco as I have had this experience with my car this last year,all be it on a 2.0 6cyl. However Euro car parts do offer cheaper after market items which are not probably made to last(ok for the trade and anyone selling a car) but also they offer non genuine OEM spec o...
by t-tony
Mon 30 Dec, 2013 00:17
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: DAB Radio Vs DVD
Replies: 6
Views: 1648

Re: DAB Radio Vs DVD

If you really want a DVD player in your car I would look on eBay and search for "Eonon".I did have one of their units in my Z3 which had a 5"x3" screen which was adequate for watching dvd's whilst waiting for my other half at doc's etc. Added bonus was this item had hands free phone answering/callin...
by t-tony
Sun 29 Dec, 2013 19:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Class and Tacky
Replies: 27
Views: 2330

Re: Class and Tacky

The white car directly behind the Escort in the centre of the photo is I think an Austin Allegro. What a car !!
by t-tony
Sun 29 Dec, 2013 19:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Key options
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Key options

There is a nice man on youtube who has posted a video of how to replace the rubber button pad on these keys. And you are right it's easy.
by t-tony
Thu 26 Dec, 2013 20:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm playing up.
Replies: 11
Views: 395

Re: Alarm playing up.

Low battery voltage can also cause strange things to happen re alarm setting and if battery has been dead flat could also have caused system to go to default factory settings?
by t-tony
Tue 24 Dec, 2013 11:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: emissions
Replies: 16
Views: 1847

Re: emissions

That's a good result then,now you can have a merry Christmas!
by t-tony
Mon 23 Dec, 2013 14:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: emissions
Replies: 16
Views: 1847

Re: emissions

You've got my sympathy .
by t-tony
Mon 23 Dec, 2013 12:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Leaky Brake Light
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: Leaky Brake Light

Oops.
by t-tony
Mon 23 Dec, 2013 12:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: emissions
Replies: 16
Views: 1847

Re: emissions

The rear bush/mounting will come complete in the alloy housing and will just need pushing onto hype hexagonal end of the arm. Make sure you align the bracket correctly to bolt back onto the chassis.
by t-tony
Sun 22 Dec, 2013 23:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Leaky Brake Light
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: Leaky Brake Light

3rd brake light gaskets are available to buy.
by t-tony
Sun 22 Dec, 2013 22:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: emissions
Replies: 16
Views: 1847

Re: emissions

Best way if you don't have a fork is to separate the ball joint at the wheel end,then slacken the 2 bolts which hold the rear mounting to the chassis rail. Loosen the nut on the ball joint which goes through the chassis past the nyloc section of the nut until it is "finger" tight and then apply some...
by t-tony
Sun 22 Dec, 2013 14:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: emissions
Replies: 16
Views: 1847

Re: emissions

If they didn'tget the oil to the correct temperature the emission tester will not have entered any different parameters to the test criteria ie it may alter the level at which t.he car fails or passes. Most people who are NOT mot testers don't know about this and many who are ignore it because it is...
by t-tony
Sun 22 Dec, 2013 00:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bertini GT25 - new Z3 body change kitcar
Replies: 191
Views: 30934

Re: Bertini Falco - new Z3 body change kitcar

Any chance of an appearance at the Kit Car show at Newark showground? This usually around the same time of year.
by t-tony
Sun 22 Dec, 2013 00:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: emissions
Replies: 16
Views: 1847

Re: emissions

Is there a note on the emissions failue to indicate that the oil temperature was measured and if so what was the oil temp was,should be a minimum of 80 deg C.A LOT of testing stations only carry out a bet test and fail cars unfairly - by not doing a full cat test properly.Main culprits locally are t...
by t-tony
Sat 21 Dec, 2013 22:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: emissions
Replies: 16
Views: 1847

Re: emissions

IF the refusal notice does not mention the emissions as a failure,a) the tester has cocked up (it happens he is a human being) and b) only the items listed on tne refusal of an mot certificate will need to be re tested. So you will only NEED to replace the lower suspension arm (ie ball joint) and a ...
by t-tony
Tue 17 Dec, 2013 20:45
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New here
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: New here

They are 2 cool cars,my Z3 is a 2000 year 2 litre Auto so not awfully powerfull but I do love driving it. It's just a toy for the summer months as I have a VW Touareg for the winter. My wife drives a VW Eos with the folding tin top however my 2yr old grandson much prefers Daddats car.
by t-tony
Mon 16 Dec, 2013 20:37
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New here
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: New here

Hi and welcome from me,I would love to have a Z3 over there as we have a villa in Kissimmee,Florida and cannot think of a better way to tour the state than in a Z. Maybe one day . . . . . . . Good luck with the events,Tony.
by t-tony
Sun 15 Dec, 2013 14:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: People with angel eyes
Replies: 65
Views: 4437

Re: People with angel eyes

You make some good points Southernboy re led's,have you seen the rear end of a Dodge Charger with lights on? And I totally agree with the Z3 being a fantastic looking car and though we all start out with the same basic car I think everyone likes to think that there is only one like"mine" :)
by t-tony
Sun 15 Dec, 2013 00:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: People with angel eyes
Replies: 65
Views: 4437

Re: People with angel eyes

By the way I agree with comments re. people driving on sidelights,WHAT do they think that they are saving? In Florida the LAW states that if it is raining and you have your wipers on you must have headlights on too.I don't understand why cars are still produced with sidelights.They are totally irrel...
by t-tony
Sun 15 Dec, 2013 00:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: People with angel eyes
Replies: 65
Views: 4437

Re: People with angel eyes

Surely there must be someone here who remembers the old 240 series Volvo's which had the original driving(DRL) lights on the front wings,these had a 5/21w bulb ei a stop/tail bulb which without the sidelights on powered the 21w filament(daylight time) but powered the 5w filament when the lights were...
by t-tony
Fri 13 Dec, 2013 22:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seen 2.8 zed in garage, but no remote key
Replies: 31
Views: 4373

Re: Seen 2.8 zed in garage, but no remote key

A guy at work had a 7 series a few years ago,a late 90's if memory serves,and when the battery in his key went flat Sopers of Lincoln told him that you need to rotate the key in use rather than continually using the same one as it gets a charge from the ignition barrel to keep the battery charged. C...
by t-tony
Thu 12 Dec, 2013 20:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: People with angel eyes
Replies: 65
Views: 4437

Re: People with angel eyes

If DRL's are really what you're after I fitted some on my Z this summer.They came from Auto-Electrical co. in Lincoln. I fitted them in the centre grille right at the bottom as far apart as possible in the bottom "slot" of the grille and I had to remove the 2 outer uprights on the lower slot of the ...
by t-tony
Mon 09 Dec, 2013 00:14
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New member
Replies: 19
Views: 1890

Re: New member

Just watched the Z3 convoy video on youtube and enjoyed it.Are there any Z3 owners around Lincoln? I see quite a few regularly on my way into work,it would good to get together locally if anyone is interesestd.Or do I have to go outside the area to meet other owners?
by t-tony
Sun 08 Dec, 2013 20:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Why are Automatics worse on fuel consumption than manuals?
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Why are Automatics worse on fuel consumption than manual

My Z3 is a 2000 2.0 Auto. I've had it for 4 years and it averages about 28 mpg on a daily commute of 26 miles from home to work and back. I bought an Auto because on most evenings throughout the year it is a crawl getting out of Lincoln at home time.I find it is quite lively when you need it to be a...
by t-tony
Sun 01 Dec, 2013 21:40
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Just saying hello!
Replies: 10
Views: 847

Re: Just saying hello!

Hi Mark,welcome to the forum. As everyone says you will find this a mine of information and hints etc.Enjoy your Z3 even in the cooler weather. Where are you located? Anywhere near Lincoln?
by t-tony
Tue 26 Nov, 2013 23:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Central locking issues
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: Central locking issues

More than likely it is the door solenoid which is not operating which is at fault. My advice is check this out before looking at the boot wiring loom etc which are the usuall suspects on this forum. You can pm me if you would like.
by t-tony
Fri 22 Nov, 2013 20:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Apex RDX coilovers any good? Or suggest another set?
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Apex RDX coilovers any good? Or suggest another set?

Hi,my Z3 2000 Auto(W reg.) came with K&W coilovers and are great. It is lowered by 50mm. Good firm ride but still comfortable with excellent handling too.
by t-tony
Thu 21 Nov, 2013 23:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Classic Insurance - Who do you use?
Replies: 16
Views: 2935

Re: Classic Insurance - Who do you use?

Got mine insured through Bewiser. Good price and very helpful,will be going back to them next May.
by t-tony
Thu 21 Nov, 2013 23:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Central Locking Intermittent
Replies: 13
Views: 764

Re: Central Locking Intermittent

I had this problem on my 2000 car last spring,checked all wiring etc. Eventually traced fault to n/s door solenoid. Replaced with a part sourced at Euro Car parts in Lincoln at £36(trade). This fixed the problem,been fine ever since. Took about 45 mins to fit.
by t-tony
Sat 16 Nov, 2013 20:48
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Replaced head unit
Replies: 7
Views: 1941

Re: Replaced head unit

Maybe XVar's comment has a typo and could/should read 4x25 w output? I replaced my original BMW unit with one from Halfords also this summer. Mine has 4x25 w output and has aux and usb input sockets on the front as well. Great sounds for only £59.99 on sale,I can't remember the item number off hand ...