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by Mugs
Sat 06 Sep, 2014 23:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: First fill up
Replies: 46
Views: 6460

Re: First fill up

my M44 used to get around 30-35 (depending on urban / extra urban etc) but since my exhaust has started disintegrating i'm getting around 25mpg. :(
not to worry though i have a new SS exhaust going on this week so that should sort it out :D
by Mugs
Sat 06 Sep, 2014 22:58
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: VC10 beer and burger
Replies: 81
Views: 11874

Re: VC10 beer and burger

sounds perfect.....sunshine, beer, burgers, zeds, aeroplanes and superbikes.......heaven :D

can you see the race circuit from the aeropark or is the hill behind mcleans corner in the way? just thinking of some zoom photos :D
by Mugs
Fri 05 Sep, 2014 23:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: LIST YOUR REAR END HERE...
Replies: 19
Views: 3189

Re: LIST YOUR REAR END HERE...

rear top mounts
cat disintegrating
mid silencer disintegrating.
spare wheel in the rack
by Mugs
Thu 28 Aug, 2014 12:14
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: VC10 beer and burger
Replies: 81
Views: 11874

Re: VC10 beer and burger

excellent......see you there :D
by Mugs
Thu 28 Aug, 2014 00:12
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: VC10 beer and burger
Replies: 81
Views: 11874

Re: VC10 beer and burger

just want to check....is this still on?
by Mugs
Mon 25 Aug, 2014 01:04
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New S35i owner
Replies: 9
Views: 1534

Re: New S35i owner

i would consider changing the rear spoiler.......it looks too much like a wheelbarrow :D
by Mugs
Thu 21 Aug, 2014 18:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Automatic Kick Down
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: Automatic Kick Down

there you go......simple fix :D
glad you got it sorted. :wink:
by Mugs
Tue 19 Aug, 2014 20:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Automatic Kick Down
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: Automatic Kick Down

i suppose it's a case of removing the switch and checking it works using a multimeter.
by Mugs
Tue 19 Aug, 2014 16:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone know how to spruce up the interior of a Z3?
Replies: 12
Views: 682

Re: Anyone know how to spruce up the interior of a Z3?

furniture clinic kits are great. i have dyed my seats from beige to black with a semi matt finish and they look like new seats. it is very hard wearing stuff, i have used the car most days during the summer, leaving to roof down in the sun and no signs of any defects in the finish.
by Mugs
Tue 19 Aug, 2014 16:50
Forum: Performance
Topic: rear wheels out of allignment
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Re: rear wheels out of allignment

this is something that used to bug me....the offside sitting lower than the nearside giving the visual effect of the wheel sitting further in. i have found out that BMW built them this way as they are supposed to LHD cars and when the driver is in the left side of the car it is supposed to level the...
by Mugs
Tue 19 Aug, 2014 16:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Automatic Kick Down
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: Automatic Kick Down

i have a 1.9 auto and it has a good kickdown although i find i have to give it a hard push on the pedal to activate it. if the kickdown hasn't been used that often it could have dirt in the switch stopping it from working?
try a hard push on the pedal, it should drop the gear and go up to the redline.
by Mugs
Sat 16 Aug, 2014 21:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone know how to spruce up the interior of a Z3?
Replies: 12
Views: 682

Re: Anyone know how to spruce up the interior of a Z3?

there is a product called black wax. i have used on interiors and it works a treat. it's available from Halfrauds etc.
also, another product that works really well is Autoglym bumper gel.
by Mugs
Tue 12 Aug, 2014 14:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: wheel and angel eye advice needed
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: wheel and angel eye advice needed

i have decided to wait for the wheels but i am still looking to fit the light rings (angel eyes?) around the headlights when i fit the clear indicator lenses so can anyone please help with which ones to go for and which to avoid?
by Mugs
Sat 09 Aug, 2014 21:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: wheel and angel eye advice needed
Replies: 1
Views: 288

wheel and angel eye advice needed

hi all, after completing the wide arch conversion on my pre-face 1.9 i am now on the lookout for new wheels. i have fitted 20mm spacers and i am still running my original style 32 7.5 x 17 et 41 rims but i want something wider to fill the arches. i don't want to go down the z3m alloys route so i was...
by Mugs
Thu 07 Aug, 2014 15:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear shocks change
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Rear shocks change

got those on mine and they are great. :wink:
by Mugs
Fri 01 Aug, 2014 18:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Why bother. !!!
Replies: 41
Views: 3943

Re: Why bother. !!!

Pavarotti and Half man half biscuit........what a combination :D
by Mugs
Fri 01 Aug, 2014 16:05
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: VC10 beer and burger
Replies: 81
Views: 11874

Re: VC10 beer and burger

either for me. :wink:
by Mugs
Thu 31 Jul, 2014 20:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Catalytic Converter Problem dilema?
Replies: 13
Views: 1426

Re: Catalytic Converter Problem dilema?

i got my cat from eurocarparts at £112 delivered i fitted it myself but the local garage would have charged £20 for fitting. it comes with a 2 year guarantee so if she fails the next MOT due to the cat i will get it replaced free. i have heard stories that the cheaper fleebay ones don't last very lo...
by Mugs
Wed 30 Jul, 2014 16:02
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: How old am I?
Replies: 8
Views: 1759

Re: How old am I?

did they make a v6 z3?
by Mugs
Wed 30 Jul, 2014 15:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Automatic gearboxes realiability question on all Z3
Replies: 15
Views: 2163

Re: Automatic gearboxes realiability question on all Z3

i have had a few autos in my time but only two have been BMWs. i prefer manual, my wife only likes autos so if we share a car then it is an auto. i have found the BMW auto box to be (touch wood) a reliable box with no issues to report. the gear change on our 1.9 z3 isn't the smoothest when in kickdo...
by Mugs
Sat 26 Jul, 2014 18:26
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: VC10 beer and burger
Replies: 81
Views: 11874

Re: VC10 beer and burger

now my zed is sorted and back on the road, i am hoping to make this one. put me (plus my wife) on the list please. :D
by Mugs
Fri 25 Jul, 2014 19:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.
Replies: 66
Views: 7102

Re: CLEAR HEADLIGHT LENS SETS - £48. All incl.

they good great.
you know i am down for 2 sets and i'll pm you later (at work now) to get the payment details etc.
by Mugs
Mon 21 Jul, 2014 12:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 18" WHEELS
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: 18" WHEELS

if its any help i have just done a wide arch conversion to my 1.9 pre-facelift. at the moment i have the standard 7.5 x 17 et 41 wheels and i have put 20mm spacers on the rear effectively bringing the offset to et21. i still need an extra 15-20mm (3/4 inch approx which equates to 1.5 " approx on whe...
by Mugs
Tue 08 Jul, 2014 19:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: exhaust fitmen... help needed
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: exhaust fitmen... help needed

thanks Gareth. how does the flange differ from the 1.9? is just the diameter that's different or is it a different style? the reason i asked is i found a website that sells an aftermarket catback that is supposed to fit the 1.9 from '95-'99 and the 2.8 '97 only so either they have it wrong or the '9...
by Mugs
Mon 07 Jul, 2014 18:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: exhaust fitmen... help needed
Replies: 4
Views: 304

exhaust fitmen... help needed

i have a 1997 1.9 which i have just put on a second hand (looks quite new) cat back system. now i have chance to drive it for a few miles it has become apparent that the internals are rotting away as for the first few miles it spewed out rusty water and now has the start of the rattly baffles vibrat...
by Mugs
Fri 04 Jul, 2014 20:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: PRE-FACELIFT 3rd BRAKELIGHT LENS
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: PRE-FACELIFT 3rd BRAKELIGHT LENS

i have been trying to find one for ages.
i don't think they ever made one but i may be wrong.

ps, can you put me down for 2 sets of clear indicator lenses please?
by Mugs
Fri 04 Jul, 2014 20:14
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Current price on z3m side mirrors?
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Re: Current price on z3m side mirrors?

bertiejaffa wrote:I'd say 250 each.... But that's cos I might have some to sell shortly :lol:
come on......we all know they are only worth £50 each and that i have 1st refusal on yours :wink: :D :D :D



seriously, all the ones i have seen are approx £300 - £350 a pair :head:
by Mugs
Sun 29 Jun, 2014 20:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rear wheel spacers....help needed please
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: rear wheel spacers....help needed please

thanks for the replies. i will try 15 or 20mm hubcentric spacers. the axle on the 1.9 is narrower than the 2.8 but it should still space out enough to make them look ok. i will eventually go for a set of Z3M staggered alloys (the M axle is roughly the same width as the 1.9 so they be a perfect fit) ...
by Mugs
Sun 29 Jun, 2014 18:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rear wheel spacers....help needed please
Replies: 6
Views: 224

rear wheel spacers....help needed please

Hi all, i have just undertaken a wide arch conversion to my 1.9 and i am now in need of some spacers for the rear wheels. does anyone know how much wider the wide arch wings are per side over the narrow arch? (i should have put one of each wing on and measured them but i'm stupid and forgot to do it...
by Mugs
Sun 29 Jun, 2014 18:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Need some technical advice please guys
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Need some technical advice please guys

my cat broke up a few weeks ago and i had exactly the same thing. it wouldn't go above 30mph at one point. i took the cat off and found pieces blocking the pipe. new cat and 2nd hand rear silencer fitted and all is well again. i suggest you you take off the exhaust and give it a good blow out with a...
by Mugs
Thu 26 Jun, 2014 18:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Side skirt advice
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Side skirt advice

i will have a pair of immaculate 1.9 skirts for sale in the next few weeks if you're interested?
by Mugs
Thu 26 Jun, 2014 18:10
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENSES - available?.
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENSES - available?.

as i said in the previous thread - i will have a set. please can you let me know when they are ready and you have pics? thanks :D
by Mugs
Sun 22 Jun, 2014 22:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: exhaust hanging low
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: exhaust hanging low

thanks Del. i have a new centre bracket and a new Cat so no problems there. the rear hangers are also ok. if i was to try and raise it by fitting shorter rubbers the pipe would hit the rear subframe so that's why i'm getting confused? i am currently undertaking a wide arch conversion so i'll check i...
by Mugs
Sun 22 Jun, 2014 22:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: F/S: 2.8 Dash clocks, Rear arch liners, black door cards
Replies: 19
Views: 864

Re: F/S: 2.8 Dash clocks, Rear arch liners, black door cards

can i take the door cards please?
just sent you a text due to it being late.
by Mugs
Sun 22 Jun, 2014 19:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: exhaust hanging low
Replies: 2
Views: 125

exhaust hanging low

when i first bought my 1.9 i noticed the exhaust was hanging low with the tip lower than the bumper cut out. i put this down to the fact it was a pattern part. so i have just fitted a genuine (2nd hand) BMW cat back but again it is hanging low. i have fitted it correctly so i am at a bit of a loss. ...
by Mugs
Sun 22 Jun, 2014 19:42
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Found great leather treatment
Replies: 14
Views: 2494

Re: Found great leather treatment

i bought Renapur from the classic car show years ago. they demonstrated it by putting it on peoples shoes and buffing off to a shine. i tried on a leather seats but found it to leave a sticky residue so in the end i only used it on shoes. is it still a golden colour with a wax like texture?
by Mugs
Tue 17 Jun, 2014 21:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Pre-facelift Z3 1.9 in red breaking
Replies: 26
Views: 1064

Re: Pre-facelift Z3 1.9 in red breaking

i need both black leather inner door cards if they are available separately to the rest of the interior?
by Mugs
Fri 13 Jun, 2014 23:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Just scraped the MOT
Replies: 12
Views: 432

Re: Just scraped the MOT

mine was high on the first test but he re-tested at the end of the MOT and it passed.....just.
1 month later my CAT disintegrated and blocked the exhaust causing all sorts of running problems.
new cat - £112 delivered from Eurocarparts - and it now runs better than ever.
by Mugs
Mon 09 Jun, 2014 12:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CLEAR INDICATOR LENSES - FEEDBACK REQUIRED.
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: CLEAR INDICATOR LENSES - FEEDBACK REQUIRED.

sounds good to me......cheaper than buying a broken set of lights to get the lenses out of.
i'd buy a set. :wink:
by Mugs
Sun 01 Jun, 2014 00:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z visit to the Newark Air Museum
Replies: 158
Views: 19107

Re: Z visit to the Newark Air Museum

looks like you had a good day. i wish i could have been there :cry: ...........maybe next time. :wink:
by Mugs
Tue 27 May, 2014 20:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z visit to the Newark Air Museum
Replies: 158
Views: 19107

Re: Z visit to the Newark Air Museum

i have a slight problem......i have just got back from working away for a couple of weeks hoping for a couple of weeks break only to find out i have to work this weekend so i'm going to have to miss this, sorry :head: :head: :head:
by Mugs
Mon 26 May, 2014 19:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Best driving gloves...??
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Best driving gloves...??

i wear a pair of £15 golf gloves. suede on the palm and very thin cool material on the back. i use them for road and motorsport driving and they grip the wheel like glue.
by Mugs
Mon 26 May, 2014 19:14
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Best interior cleaning Aids
Replies: 10
Views: 907

Re: Best interior cleaning Aids

.... elbow grease mate.... lots of it ! Autoglym leather cleaner is really good for cleaning... E45 cream afterwards to soften and condition. A decent brush - non abrasive - and dishwash liquid soap for the vinyl bits...then E45 cream. A good vacuum and carpet cleaning foam... best to remove the se...
by Mugs
Tue 20 May, 2014 20:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Standard or Super unleaded?
Replies: 75
Views: 4976

Re: Standard or Super unleaded?

the company that mapped my Impreza has done some tests and found v power nitro + and tesco 99 to be the best and on a mapped Impreza can give up to 25bhp difference on the rollers.
by Mugs
Thu 08 May, 2014 19:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z visit to the Newark Air Museum
Replies: 158
Views: 19107

Re: Z visit to the Newark Air Museum

Koolflyer wrote:No problem Mugs, your call........shame about the motor :(. You meeting up in the Newark lorry park?
i think so, i will know for sure when i get home and check distance / times etc, if not i will meet you at the museum :wink:
by Mugs
Wed 07 May, 2014 20:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z visit to the Newark Air Museum
Replies: 158
Views: 19107

Re: Z visit to the Newark Air Museum

my zed is porley at the moment and i'm away at the moment. i don't think i'll have time to fix it before the visit but i would still like to go...
does anyone mind if i come in either my impreza or my wife's Hyundai coupe? :?
by Mugs
Wed 07 May, 2014 20:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: dyeing leather
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: dyeing leather

i'm away at the moment and didn't bring my hard drive so i'll have to post pics when i get back......sorry :(
by Mugs
Tue 06 May, 2014 20:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: dyeing leather
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: dyeing leather

i have now finished the interior swap and will posting the pics soon.
i went for the furniture clinic re-colour kit and it has worked a treat - my wife thought i had bought a new seat when she saw the first one done. :lol:
by Mugs
Thu 01 May, 2014 13:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1.9 loos of power - help needed please.
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: 1.9 loos of power - help needed please.

sorrry, i should have said that i have checked for air leaks and the MAF / intake temp flagged up on the ecu as i disconnected them to check they were not at fault (plus it is a new MAF) i have done some searching and it seems the coil pack / leads can cause this and it is (apparently) very common o...