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by Mugs
Thu 01 May, 2014 13:41
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.

thanks all. i have read the error codes and it came up with: MAF, intake temp, missfire cyl 3, missfire cyl 4, random missfire. i will replace the cat but i think looking at the codes it could be the coil pack / leads breaking down combined with the cat. does this sound right? ps, i tried flushing b...
by Mugs
Thu 01 May, 2014 00:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1.9 loos of power - help needed please.
Replies: 12
Views: 338

1.9 loos of power - help needed please.

hi all, i have a 1997 1.9 auto Z3 that seems to have a power problem. i am working 2-10 shift and decided to take the Z3 to work today as the sun was out. it performed faultlessly on the way in but i did notice the kickdown didn't seem as powerful as normal? on the way home i went via the motorway a...
by Mugs
Sun 27 Apr, 2014 17:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Re-Dyeing Carpet?
Replies: 24
Views: 342

Re: Re-Dyeing Carpet?

sorry, i didn't realise the carpet was nylon. :( i replaced my carpet when i did the interior colour change. it is easy enough to do apart from 1 thing - the heater matrix is in the way. i actually cut my old carpet out and then cut out the section under the matrix from my new carpet then fitted it....
by Mugs
Fri 25 Apr, 2014 20:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Re-Dyeing Carpet?
Replies: 24
Views: 342

Re: Re-Dyeing Carpet?

i've spoken to my mate and he got the dye from here: http://www.valeterspride.co.uk/
by Mugs
Thu 24 Apr, 2014 19:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Re-Dyeing Carpet?
Replies: 24
Views: 342

Re: Re-Dyeing Carpet?

A a friend of mine has used carpet dye on a couple of his cars with great success. he gave me the remaining dye in the can and i have managed to dye the roof, the mats and the cloth on the door panels (whilst awaiting leather ones) and it seems to work well. the label is missing from the can but i w...
by Mugs
Tue 22 Apr, 2014 19:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1.9 OEM EXHAUST
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: 1.9 OEM EXHAUST

pm sent
by Mugs
Tue 22 Apr, 2014 00:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat rake
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: Seat rake

i think they all have the lever? - pull it up and lean back on the seat to recline it.
by Mugs
Tue 22 Apr, 2014 00:51
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1.9 OEM EXHAUST
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: 1.9 OEM EXHAUST

is it the whole system or just cat back?
by Mugs
Wed 16 Apr, 2014 19:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB M roadster parts
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: WTB M roadster parts

Mugs you have one part of my reason why I'm keeping my car. Woody tbh it's pretty much down to the old saying better devil you know. I've put alot of work into bringing back my z and I have long term plans for ut so I'm slowly but surely building upto it. So anyone has any of the parts listed PM me...
by Mugs
Wed 16 Apr, 2014 02:15
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB M roadster parts
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: WTB M roadster parts

a widebody car has a wider axle than the narrow body which shares it axle width with the M so the M wheels fit better......well, that's my belief anyhow. :D
by Mugs
Sun 13 Apr, 2014 18:45
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Anyone here from South Wales?
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: Anyone here from South Wales?

I'm not from Wales but close to the border - Gloucester.
i often go for a little drive over the brecons, i'll give you a shout the next time i go.
by Mugs
Wed 09 Apr, 2014 20:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC on 1.9 1999 Z3
Replies: 22
Views: 1621

Re: ASC on 1.9 1999 Z3

it's a may '97 build.
by Mugs
Tue 08 Apr, 2014 21:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC on 1.9 1999 Z3
Replies: 22
Views: 1621

Re: ASC on 1.9 1999 Z3

i've just had a thought..... do i not have ASC because i have an auto? :?
by Mugs
Mon 07 Apr, 2014 19:53
Forum: Performance
Topic: IS THIS FOR REAL???
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re: IS THIS FOR REAL???

Cobra do a good SS cat back system. i have one of their systems on my Impreza and they are great quality and sound great too.
i think they are approx £350 for the 1.9 Z3.
by Mugs
Mon 07 Apr, 2014 19:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Anyone breaking a Z3?
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Re: Anyone breaking a Z3?

try FAB in the forest of dean. they have a few parts for the Z3. i just bought my MAF from them. they deliver too.
http://www.fabdirect.com/
by Mugs
Mon 07 Apr, 2014 19:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MAF
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: MAF

i bought an original Bosch from a local BMW breakers and it has cured my problem. thanks for the replies. :D
by Mugs
Mon 07 Apr, 2014 19:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC on 1.9 1999 Z3
Replies: 22
Views: 1621

Re: ASC on 1.9 1999 Z3

i have had a look and it doesn't say anywhere about ASC?
by Mugs
Sun 06 Apr, 2014 14:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC on 1.9 1999 Z3
Replies: 22
Views: 1621

Re: ASC on 1.9 1999 Z3

i have a pre-facelift 1.9 M44 but have no ASC button?
by Mugs
Sat 05 Apr, 2014 21:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: dyeing leather
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: dyeing leather

thanks, just ordered a kit and see how it goes. :D
by Mugs
Sat 05 Apr, 2014 17:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: dyeing leather
Replies: 15
Views: 453

dyeing leather

i have now replaced all of my interior (beige to black) apart from the seats. all i have found so far are overpriced and in OK(ish) condition. my beige seats are in really good condition having been treated regularly with only a slightly lighter patch on the drivers bolster instead of the usual scag...
by Mugs
Fri 04 Apr, 2014 21:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Any quick tips? Car won't start ...
Replies: 32
Views: 1710

Re: Any quick tips? Car won't start ...

mine started doing exactly the same, just out of the blue one day a couple of weeks ago.
i unplugged the MAF and it ran fine so i bought a genuine Bosch MAF (from a BMW breakers near me that was tested and guaranteed), plugged it in and it now runs fine again.
by Mugs
Wed 02 Apr, 2014 20:41
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: beige interior parts
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: beige interior parts

hi, i have 2 people in line for the whole interior so i think the whole lot will be sold in the next couple of days.
if, for some reason, they don't buy it then i will give you a shout.
by Mugs
Tue 01 Apr, 2014 20:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: beige interior parts
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: beige interior parts

i'm in Gloucester
by Mugs
Mon 31 Mar, 2014 19:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: where to buy?
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: where to buy?

pm sent :wink:
by Mugs
Sun 30 Mar, 2014 22:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: where to buy?
Replies: 2
Views: 236

where to buy?

i am buying chrome hoops to replace my standard OEM black ones. trouble is i have seen a few for sale on ebay but i'm unsure of the quality and fitment.
can anyone who has the chrome hoops fitted please tell me where they got them and what the quality and fit is like?
thanks in advance.
by Mugs
Sun 30 Mar, 2014 00:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: B800 SRS Airbag Reset Tool - SOLD
Replies: 13
Views: 848

Re: For Sale: B800 SRS Airbag Reset Tool

ok, for some reason it doesn't seem to send???
i am interested in the reset tool.
can you pm me with your paypal details and i'll get the payment off to you. :wink:
by Mugs
Sat 29 Mar, 2014 23:58
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: B800 SRS Airbag Reset Tool - SOLD
Replies: 13
Views: 848

Re: For Sale: B800 SRS Airbag Reset Tool

just tried to pm you again.....
by Mugs
Sat 29 Mar, 2014 22:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: B800 SRS Airbag Reset Tool - SOLD
Replies: 13
Views: 848

Re: For Sale: B800 SRS Airbag Reset Tool

sent you a pm :wink:
by Mugs
Sat 29 Mar, 2014 22:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: roll hoops / wind deflector OEM - all sold
Replies: 1
Views: 269

roll hoops / wind deflector OEM - all sold

I am changing my OEM black roll hoops to chrome aftermarket hoops and the OEM mesh wind deflector won't fit these so I am selling both the hoops and deflector. the hoops are black triangular rubber coated type and I am selling the hoops only, not fitting kit - etc £30 the pair the wind deflector is ...
by Mugs
Sat 29 Mar, 2014 22:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: beige interior parts
Replies: 4
Views: 343

beige interior parts

due to changing my interior to black I have a few beige parts that need to go as I need the space. I have a dashboard with glovebox and lowers, 2 door panels, driver and passenger kick panels and speaker covers and a centre console (bare - ie. no ashtray, heater / gear panels etc as I reused these p...
by Mugs
Sat 29 Mar, 2014 19:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhaust Howl
Replies: 13
Views: 770

Re: Exhaust Howl

for a start they are different engines....the porsche has a 6 cylinder boxer so it sounds different but i believe it is mostly down to the exhaust and how it is tuned (silencer / resonator etc). i do a bit of motorsport and even some of the 1ltr micras in the events have a nice howl and all they hav...
by Mugs
Fri 28 Mar, 2014 20:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MAF
Replies: 6
Views: 323

MAF

i need a new MAF.
can anyone recommend where to get one from without breaking the bank please?
thanks in advance.
by Mugs
Thu 27 Mar, 2014 20:24
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Matte Black Window Surround
Replies: 4
Views: 1420

Re: Matte Black Window Surround

thanks.
i hope you find some immaculate beige parts soon and congratulations on keeping such an immaculate zed :wink: d.
by Mugs
Thu 27 Mar, 2014 20:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: sorry....... another question
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: sorry....... another question

i have found out that my reset tool doesn't reset the airbag on an E36, just E46 onwards :twisted: (however it does reset the service lights :D )
anyway, i called the local BMW specialist and they said they will reset it for a tenner so happy days.
thanks for the info. :wink:
by Mugs
Wed 26 Mar, 2014 22:26
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Matte Black Window Surround
Replies: 4
Views: 1420

Re: Matte Black Window Surround

thanks Buz :wink:

i don't think my beige interior is in anywhere near as good as condition as yours so it would take away from what i can only describe as an immaculate car 8-)
by Mugs
Wed 26 Mar, 2014 22:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1.9 tick over
Replies: 10
Views: 734

Re: 1.9 tick over

thanks Del.
by Mugs
Wed 26 Mar, 2014 22:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: spraying interior
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: spraying interior

thanks, i will go for the matt spray then :D
by Mugs
Wed 26 Mar, 2014 22:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: sorry....... another question
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: sorry....... another question

ah.....well, that's where i went wrong. :oops:
i connected the battery with the passenger seat out. there are no airbags in the seats are there?
i have an airbag reset tool, does it plug into the same port as the service light reset tool?
by Mugs
Wed 26 Mar, 2014 20:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: sorry....... another question
Replies: 5
Views: 209

sorry....... another question

hi guys, i have yet another question..... due to changing my interior i have had the steering off to replace the dash and at present i only have the drivers seat fitted. i now have the airbag light illuminated. is this due the passenger seat being out or due to the steering wheel airbag having been ...
by Mugs
Wed 26 Mar, 2014 20:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1.9 tick over
Replies: 10
Views: 734

Re: 1.9 tick over

i haven't got around to getting an adapter cable for my diagnostic kit yet but today i went to start my zed and she wouldn't tick over at all, she just kept cutting out. so, i disconnected the MAF and she started and ran fine. i take it this means the MAF has gone? i have also found the CAT is rattl...
by Mugs
Wed 26 Mar, 2014 19:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: spraying interior
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: spraying interior

thanks guys.

I have bought the rustoleum plastic primer but i got a satin black. i have tried it out on a small piece of trim and it's too shiny then I'll just spray over it with matt.
by Mugs
Tue 25 Mar, 2014 21:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: spraying interior
Replies: 8
Views: 378

spraying interior

hi guys, i need some advice. i am in the middle of swapping my interior from beige to black. i have swapped over the dash, carpet door panels etc (just on the look out for black seats now) but i am having a problem sourcing the rear panels as i have BMW roll hoops. everyone who has the parts i need ...
by Mugs
Tue 25 Mar, 2014 19:10
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Cruise April 6th 2014
Replies: 189
Views: 26420

Re: Cruise April 6th 2014

Mugs wrote:it looks like i may be having to go away with work and miss this. :(
i will know for sure by the end of the week.
sorry, i'm out......work is a 4 letter word :(
by Mugs
Mon 24 Mar, 2014 19:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Will seats from a Z4 fit a Z3?
Replies: 10
Views: 1029

Re: Will seats from a Z4 fit a Z3?

ok, thanks for the info.
it looks like i will be on the lookout for black sports seats then. :D
by Mugs
Sun 23 Mar, 2014 20:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 auto gearknob removal.
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Z3 auto gearknob removal.

cheers guys.....got it off and still got my tongue :D
by Mugs
Sun 23 Mar, 2014 17:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 auto gearknob removal.
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Z3 auto gearknob removal.

I am in the process of changing my interior from beige to black.
i have removed the centre console but i want to replace the gearknob, the only thing is i can't figure out how to remove it.
(my Bentley manual only shows the removal of the American T bar type)
anyone got any idea?
by Mugs
Sun 23 Mar, 2014 17:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Will seats from a Z4 fit a Z3?
Replies: 10
Views: 1029

Re: Will seats from a Z4 fit a Z3?

i can / will modify the seats if they physically fit.
i was just wondering if anyone has done the mod already before and can offer advice?
if not, i will get hold of one and have a go at it.
(either that or get some z3 sports seats :D )
by Mugs
Sat 22 Mar, 2014 19:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Will seats from a Z4 fit a Z3?
Replies: 10
Views: 1029

Will seats from a Z4 fit a Z3?

as above, i am in the process of uprating the interior of my Z3. i just want to know if Z4 seats will fit? i have seen a Z4 steering wheel on a Z3 which is something else i am looking into, is it an easyish swap?
by Mugs
Wed 19 Mar, 2014 23:39
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Cruise April 6th 2014
Replies: 189
Views: 26420

Re: Cruise April 6th 2014

it looks like i may be having to go away with work and miss this. :(
i will know for sure by the end of the week.