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by Southernboy
Tue 31 May, 2016 07:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch slipping?
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Re: Clutch slipping?

Those were the symptoms on my previous 2.8. It finally gave in without any other warning. When it did give in it made an ugly grinding noise and simply refused to engage any more. You just don't want to do any damage to the fly wheel if the clutch plate loses the surface gripping compound and ends u...
by Southernboy
Thu 26 May, 2016 14:44
Forum: Performance
Topic: Coilovers help!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1610

Re: Coilovers help!!

Several members have fitted these coilovers which are sure to fit your Z3....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Spax-RSX-Coil ... SwD0lUfMsZ
by Southernboy
Thu 26 May, 2016 11:46
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Z4 coupe
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Re: Z4 coupe

Yep... me too. Only one aspect puts me off - the Z4 dash...so very boring !!
by Southernboy
Thu 26 May, 2016 08:37
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Z4 coupe
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Re: Z4 coupe

......... yes, and what did you think of what you saw ?
by Southernboy
Thu 26 May, 2016 07:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The site/home page is very slow to connect.
Replies: 12
Views: 1361

Re: The site/home page is very slow to connect.

I think you have a "shaky " finger...I think you get over excited when you see the "SUBMIT" icon.... :lol:
by Southernboy
Wed 25 May, 2016 21:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FRONT SEAT TILT. taking orders now(delivery late jan.2013 )
Replies: 15
Views: 2299

Re: FRONT SEAT TILT. taking orders now(delivery late jan.201

Cheers Lee... I've sent our mate a PM... :wink:
by Southernboy
Wed 25 May, 2016 09:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Z3 FB group
Replies: 15
Views: 1457

Re: New Z3 FB group

That is precisely what I was saying about an FB page. On the other hand, anyone with any serious attitude to their car would make the effort to join a forum, and simply googling anything to do with the Z3 will pop up past references on one of the forums which they would have read through.... hence t...
by Southernboy
Wed 25 May, 2016 06:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Z3 FB group
Replies: 15
Views: 1457

Re: New Z3 FB group

The use of FB is a good idea if FB was used as a platform to direct interested people to the Z3 forums to source parts and help... We already have a healthy parts exchange forum, and a resident "spares shop" mentality right in the heart of the largest Z owning community... doesn't make much sense to...
by Southernboy
Tue 24 May, 2016 16:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: oil leak
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: oil leak

1.8 TU
by Southernboy
Tue 24 May, 2016 15:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB Cigarette lighter plug
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: WTB Cigarette lighter plug

Have you tried sending Andy aka Spurs fan in a coupe a message - he may be of help to you.
by Southernboy
Tue 24 May, 2016 14:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: oil leak
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: oil leak

Read through the pages below and decide for yourself.... http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa370/Bugsy7/Timing%20chain%20cover%2001.jpg http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa370/Bugsy7/Timing%20chain%20cover%2002.jpg http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa370/Bugsy7/Timing%20chain%20cover%2003.jpg ...
by Southernboy
Tue 24 May, 2016 13:50
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB Cigarette lighter plug
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: WTB Cigarette lighter plug

You want the actual ciggy lighter part I take it??
by Southernboy
Mon 23 May, 2016 16:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Non M gearshift surround
Replies: 0
Views: 364

Non M gearshift surround

I've had a few requests on the "zorg" site for these gearshift surrounds, and as I told them, unless I have a minimum of 6 orders, I'm not going to bother. Anyhow, seems I have 4 "deffinites" there already, so i reckon I may find a couple here.... ?? Options are: Hard chrome plated at £55 incl posta...
by Southernboy
Sat 21 May, 2016 21:26
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Sump replacement!
Replies: 16
Views: 1794

Re: Sump replacement!

Sorry to hear about your accident - read this article...seems you're in for some work unfortunately....and there is a gasket - it's a very thin paper type gasket. http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1776395-Help-removing-oil-pan And this article.... http://www.pelicanbbs.com/BMW/techart...
by Southernboy
Sat 21 May, 2016 08:51
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Soon to be Z3M owner
Replies: 8
Views: 1658

Re: Soon to be Z3M owner

Welcome to the Z-oo-M... You've chosen a good forum for your new toy... :wave
by Southernboy
Sat 21 May, 2016 08:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The site/home page is very slow to connect.
Replies: 12
Views: 1361

Re: The site/home page is very slow to connect.

I've experienced that from time to time. I think it's more to do with the external service provider servers that connect to this site - they sometimes get over subscribed and everything slows down. I don't think it's the forum server that's the problem, because when I do eventually connect, there is...
by Southernboy
Fri 20 May, 2016 10:33
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: 1.9 118HP m43 engine
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: Wanted: 1.9 118HP m43 engine

ANY LINK ?
by Southernboy
Thu 19 May, 2016 15:20
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Noobster!
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Re: Noobster!

Welcome to the Zoo... sounds like you still wear school shorts in summer... :D Look forward to reading your performance upgrade posts... :wink:
by Southernboy
Thu 19 May, 2016 12:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: 1.9 118HP m43 engine
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: Wanted: 1.9 118HP m43 engine

Yep - always worth asking here first... good luck with your search.
by Southernboy
Thu 19 May, 2016 11:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: 1.9 118HP m43 engine
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: Wanted: 1.9 118HP m43 engine

Have you tried Andy ?? - Spurs fan in a coupe.
by Southernboy
Mon 16 May, 2016 14:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 CENTER ARMREST
Replies: 0
Views: 590

Z3 CENTER ARMREST

Anyone looking for a red armrest for their center console ??? Black or brushed ally frame.. £120 incl postage to the UK. Just needs some finishing touches and will be ready to go... Also have a black one Black or brushed ally frame... same price. http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa370/Bugsy7/HPIM...
by Southernboy
Mon 16 May, 2016 10:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering noise
Replies: 1
Views: 471

Re: Steering noise

Do you have any "leaks" on the hoses from the reservoir to the steering rack - check where they fit to the rack. If you have a leak, it's possible that you have an air pocket in the system. Alternately, you may need a service on the system to check for internal rack issues. Also, check the origin of...
by Southernboy
Sun 15 May, 2016 09:04
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted : drivers door handle (interior) & front marker L/H/S
Replies: 9
Views: 1121

Re: Wanted : drivers door handle (interior) & front marker L

There's a complete door card up for sale on the list today - £40... ?
by Southernboy
Sun 15 May, 2016 08:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new bootlid
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: new bootlid

Have read though the item below, thereafter, it's a matter of small adjustments to the locking mechanism.

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by Southernboy
Fri 13 May, 2016 22:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Windscreen pillar covers
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: Windscreen pillar covers

If you can slightly open it up so it's slightly wider at the widest point, it will clip into the hole in the pillar more securely. You want to widen it so that when it clips into the hole, it pulls the trim towards the pillar firmly, but make sure the wide point in the clip passes all the way into t...
by Southernboy
Fri 13 May, 2016 22:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Windscreen pillar covers
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: Windscreen pillar covers

Yep, it's a snug fit... seems the main issue is the steel clip though... it moves about some, so important to get set correctly.
by Southernboy
Fri 13 May, 2016 21:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Windscreen pillar covers
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: Windscreen pillar covers

Yes, I did have that problem.... what you need to do is look at the other "half" of that clip function... ie. where it slots into. Once you have satisfied yourself that both "halves" are functioning correctly, turn your attention to the steel spring clips... they can be "expanded" a little to fit mo...
by Southernboy
Thu 12 May, 2016 07:36
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tow Bar advice!
Replies: 5
Views: 1153

Re: Tow Bar advice!

The electrics are essentially the brake lights,the indicator lights and a number plate light. So, what would be required is to link into those three facilities on the car. - not very complicated. The fitting instructions should come with the kit as far as the mechanical requirements go, and provided...
by Southernboy
Wed 11 May, 2016 11:56
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted urgently - drivers side headlamp with clear lens
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Wanted urgently - drivers side headlamp with clear lens

Alternately, just buy a headlamp with the amber lens - cheaper and common enough - then simply swap out the components you need from the "new" unit to your existing headlamp... not a difficult job.
by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 11:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front upper strut mounts?
Replies: 10
Views: 1009

Re: Front upper strut mounts?

Fair point - perhaps call BMW and ask them??
by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 11:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lumpy idle - help please
Replies: 8
Views: 891

Re: Lumpy idle - help please

Good call on the ICV - Not as common a fault though.
by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 10:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front upper strut mounts?
Replies: 10
Views: 1009

Re: Front upper strut mounts?

I guess it isn't significant then...?
by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 10:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front upper strut mounts?
Replies: 10
Views: 1009

Re: Front upper strut mounts?

This may help...

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by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 10:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lumpy idle - help please
Replies: 8
Views: 891

Re: Lumpy idle - help please

There you go - tape it up and start the motor to check if it sorts the issue - then order a new part... :wink:
by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 09:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 333,333
Replies: 9
Views: 1051

Re: 333,333

ah... yes. 666 was the number of the beast according to the book... So, 666,666 would be a beast of beasts I guess - like a really old Z3... :lol:
by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 08:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lumpy idle - help please
Replies: 8
Views: 891

Re: Lumpy idle - help please

Not in any order, but useful to do the ones that don't cost anything first... :wink:
by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 08:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 333,333
Replies: 9
Views: 1051

Re: 333,333

BEAST !!! :D
by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 08:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 333,333
Replies: 9
Views: 1051

Re: 333,333

You know the 666 thing....best not to go that far.... :lol:
by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 08:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wing mirror removal. Can i do it without removing door card
Replies: 11
Views: 978

Re: Wing mirror removal. Can i do it without removing door

With the weather / environment you guys have being the main culprit of mirror / base seizure, it seems a small modification should be made to the mirrors. Possibly a small hole (4mm) drilled in the outer section of the mirror near the joint to the base, through which grease can be forced. A small ru...
by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 08:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lumpy idle - help please
Replies: 8
Views: 891

Re: Lumpy idle - help please

1. check all the rubber "hoses" from the MAF to the throttle - remove them and check for cracks where air can leak in. 2. Spark plugs. 3. injectors - use a short length of 8mm plastic hose / pipe and place next to each injector with the other end in your ear, and listen for rythmic "ticking" sound a...
by Southernboy
Sun 08 May, 2016 08:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wing mirror removal. Can i do it without removing door card
Replies: 11
Views: 978

Re: Wing mirror removal. Can i do it without removing door

Yes.... Twist the mirror and remove both base bolts. At this point you can cut the 2 electrical wires and then create new couplings when you replace everything. If you create "socket" connectors it will mean you won't need to cut them in future again if you decide to remove the mirrors. You should n...
by Southernboy
Sat 07 May, 2016 13:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 4316

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

Aha ! a little elbow grease and it looks brilliant - may have saved yourself a few bob for now.... 8-)
by Southernboy
Sat 07 May, 2016 08:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 4316

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

........ Oh yes ! - that's the best solution ... 8-)
by Southernboy
Sat 07 May, 2016 08:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 4316

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

The stitching on the steering wheel looks like it could use an old toothbrush and some cleaner, and then perhaps a dab of godd black leather dye ??.... :D
by Southernboy
Fri 06 May, 2016 14:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 uneven ride height
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: Z3 uneven ride height

Check the shocks on both sides - firstly that they are a matching pair, and secondly that they are both operating 100%.
by Southernboy
Fri 06 May, 2016 11:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Emmisions air pump removal
Replies: 12
Views: 1232

Re: Emmisions air pump removal

Are you referring to the secondary air pump - not heard of an emmisions pump on the Z before... :rtm: http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa370/Bugsy7/Secondary%20air%20pump.jpg Also read on this link to test it.... http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/BMW-Z3/61-FUEL-Secondary_Air_System_Tes...
by Southernboy
Thu 05 May, 2016 13:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine Breakdowns?
Replies: 19
Views: 2126

Re: Engine Breakdowns?

Removing the radiator is a relatively simple task and once removed, access to the expansion tank will be as easy. Replacing the expansion tank with a new unit can be done before replacing the radiator again. Easiest way to start is to remove the fan and fan shroud, then drain the radiator from the b...
by Southernboy
Wed 04 May, 2016 07:08
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bertiejaffa's ///M
Replies: 63
Views: 16261

Re: Bertiejaffa's ///M

Looks like you got the correct shade of blue leather and a job well done :wink:
by Southernboy
Sat 30 Apr, 2016 08:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.8 remap after big port inlet manifold
Replies: 14
Views: 2075

Re: Z3 2.8 remap after big port inlet manifold

I did the intake manifold swap on my 1997 / 2.8 and then had a re-map. The company that did it for me asked me about my driving style - ie. did I habitually race from traffic light to traffic light, or was my style more "cruising" etc etc... they then do the re-map to best offer the power where I wo...
by Southernboy
Sat 30 Apr, 2016 07:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted : drivers door handle (interior) & front marker L/H/S
Replies: 9
Views: 1121

Re: Wanted : drivers door handle (interior) & front marker L

By door pull, are you referring to the part which connects to the arm rest at the bottom and the door card at the top ? If so, you might best simply look around for a complete door card on eBay or scour the breakers. Should be able to find a complete card for around £20' ish.. link....... http://www...