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by Mugs
Sat 28 Sep, 2013 16:41
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: DavidZ3's 2000 1.9i Z3 - Scarlett
Replies: 104
Views: 19046

Re: DavidZ3's 2000 1.9i Z3 Needs a name...

scarlet. :D
by Mugs
Tue 24 Sep, 2013 23:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Wood/Aluminium Dash Trim Kit Set??
Replies: 14
Views: 1060

Re: Z3 Wood/Aluminium Dash Trim Kit Set??

I posted a question on here a few weeks ago about the £40 set and was told that although they looked good at first, they shrank in the heat and peeled off.
I am interested to know if anyone has experience of the £125 set.
by Mugs
Sun 22 Sep, 2013 18:29
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: COMMENTS PLEASE...
Replies: 41
Views: 4664

Re: COMMENTS PLEASE...

TitanTim wrote: To be honest the stripes are worse.

Tim.
aren't stripes worth 25bhp, -1second on the 0-60 and +30mph on the top end? :lol:
by Mugs
Wed 18 Sep, 2013 18:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spacers
Replies: 19
Views: 736

Re: Spacers

my problem is that I bought a car with 20mm hub extensions on it and due to them being ally the tapped holes had starting stripping so they came straight off. :head:
i'm not sure if they were just cheap ones and better ones may have hardened inserts but it just scared me. :shock:
by Mugs
Wed 18 Sep, 2013 18:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Keys
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: Keys

thanks for the replies. I will go to BMW and get a spare. :D
by Mugs
Tue 17 Sep, 2013 20:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spacers
Replies: 19
Views: 736

Re: Spacers

there are spacers that have 10 holes (5 through and 5 tapped)that bolt directly to your hub then you use your original bolts that screw into the tapped holes in the spacers. I have always used longer bolts / studs (depending on the fixing type) so the spacer is sandwiched between the wheel and the h...
by Mugs
Tue 17 Sep, 2013 02:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Keys
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Keys

Hi all, another quick question.... :dunce: my 1997 1.9 auto only came with 1 key. i want to get another one cut but do i need one with a transponder? my key is original BMW with the little LED light that comes on when the centre button is pressed. i also have the original alarm with the house brick ...
by Mugs
Fri 13 Sep, 2013 12:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Failed MOT high CO?
Replies: 17
Views: 2149

Re: Failed MOT high CO?

I had a longlife 'high flow' SS cat fitted to one of my previous cars and it only just scraped through the MOT by the skin of it's teeth so I ditched it in favour of a standard replacement cat and it passed with flying colours. :D I like their SS custom systems but I have to say their replacement ca...
by Mugs
Wed 11 Sep, 2013 01:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cruise Control retro-fitted
Replies: 34
Views: 5155

Re: Cruise Control retro-fitted

thanks :D
by Mugs
Tue 10 Sep, 2013 18:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 226925

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

new shocks, springs and top mounts all round - handling transformed :D next will be ARBs, drop links and wishbone bushes.
by Mugs
Tue 10 Sep, 2013 18:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: M Roadster Parts
Replies: 51
Views: 7666

Re: M Roadster Parts

the wheels are superb. I have a set of them on my impreza and they look smart. :D
by Mugs
Tue 10 Sep, 2013 18:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: front left shock absorber
Replies: 12
Views: 701

Re: Wanted: front left shock absorber

yeah spotted these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290714180119 & http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110881657225 what are they like to replace? many thanks! that's the one I bought. I also used anschler rear shocks and they seem very well built. according to eurocarparts website they are built to OEM spec. they...
by Mugs
Tue 10 Sep, 2013 18:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cruise Control retro-fitted
Replies: 34
Views: 5155

Re: Cruise Control retro-fitted

anybody written a 'how to' guide on retrofitting cruise control and parts required? :?
by Mugs
Tue 10 Sep, 2013 18:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clicking noise coming from my Headlamp
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Clicking noise coming from my Headlamp

I am by no means an expert but I had something similar on a different car and it turned out to be a bad earth on the headlight motor which was trying to move up but was already at fully up position.
if this is the case it may have taken out the voltage regulator on the clock cluster?.
by Mugs
Tue 10 Sep, 2013 01:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: front left shock absorber
Replies: 12
Views: 701

Re: Wanted: front left shock absorber

i just bought a front left and right from ebay (but it is straight from eurocarparts) and they were £30 for one and £50 for the other.
always replace in pairs or it could prove to be a big mistake.
by Mugs
Mon 09 Sep, 2013 18:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front struts and mounts
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Front struts and mounts

I am in the process of replacing my front shocks and springs. I have ordered new top mounts as the old ones felt ok but slightly loose in the bearings so for the price of it's worth it. the chances are if they are slightly worn, the stiffness of the new shocks / springs will wear them out in no time.
by Mugs
Mon 09 Sep, 2013 18:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: water inside fuel cap compartment
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: water inside fuel cap compartment

I unblocked mine the other day. it was only blocked at the very top, in fact I didn't even know the drain hole was there at first but a quick wipe out with a cloth and a small poke with a very thin screwdriver and the water drained out. :D if I remember, it is right at the bottom of the rubber on th...
by Mugs
Sun 01 Sep, 2013 20:38
Forum: Performance
Topic: coil springs
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: coil springs

will do - thanks Brian
by Mugs
Sun 01 Sep, 2013 17:00
Forum: Performance
Topic: coil springs
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: coil springs

Thanks del.

that's what I thought but I will double check.
the reason for asking is I have been offered a set for a 2.0ltr and at a very good price so I will try them. :D
by Mugs
Sat 31 Aug, 2013 19:59
Forum: Performance
Topic: coil springs
Replies: 4
Views: 584

coil springs

I have decided to replace my suspension components with new. so far I have started with the rear shocks and top mounts and I am in the process of buying front shocks and top mounts but I also want to replace all 4 coil springs with new before I move on to ARBs and drop links / wishbones etc. I have ...
by Mugs
Fri 30 Aug, 2013 18:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone got an automatic
Replies: 15
Views: 964

Re: Anyone got an automatic

we have a 1.9 auto as my wife only drives autos but I have been taking it work this week and coming home down the lanes. to be honest, unless you really want to drive like a rally driver then the auto is enough fun. I have an Impreza for times when I want to go into 'boy racer' mode but I have to sa...
by Mugs
Sat 24 Aug, 2013 17:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: a few question from a newbie.
Replies: 20
Views: 2550

Re: a few question from a newbie.

Thanks del. I have been out to measure the rear ride height and both os and ns are within 10mm of each other - result! :D pushing on the front end has revealed the front shocks are also shot so a new set will be on order this week. I have a theory about the os being lower than the ns - the lady who ...
by Mugs
Fri 23 Aug, 2013 20:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: a few question from a newbie.
Replies: 20
Views: 2550

Re: a few question from a newbie.

well, I have replaced the rear shocks and top mounts and it definitely sits better visually. I will measure the ride height tomorrow and see how much better it really is. next I will replace the front shocks to see if this also helps. the rear shocks were shot and one was worse that the other so it ...
by Mugs
Fri 23 Aug, 2013 20:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: another question (sorry)
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: another question (sorry)

I saw a chrome shift surround the other day on ebay, think I was searching under bmw z3 accesories? The company also did chrome surrounds for the air vents, the head unit and even the tweeter grills on the door cards. My Z is black with the factory fitted interior and exterior chrome packs options ...
by Mugs
Wed 21 Aug, 2013 12:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: a few question from a newbie.
Replies: 20
Views: 2550

Re: a few question from a newbie.

got my new top mounts today and decided to fit them but when I took out the shock the top mounts almost fell to bits so I suspect that must be the cause of the noise :D I did notice my shocks are shot so I've now ordered a new set for delivery tomorrow. one thing I did notice which is a bit concerni...
by Mugs
Tue 20 Aug, 2013 23:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: another question (sorry)
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: another question (sorry)

i'll see what I can come up with :wink:
by Mugs
Tue 20 Aug, 2013 23:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mileage ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1986

Re: Mileage ?

119k on a 1.9 auto (with FSH) and it sounds as sweet as others I have heard with 1/2 the mileage. :wink:
by Mugs
Tue 20 Aug, 2013 23:44
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: PROJECT: 1998 Black M Roadster (aka Giorgio)
Replies: 84
Views: 19342

Re: PROJECT: 1998 Black M Roadster (aka Giorgio)

black trim wax - that's the stuff :D it is also great for the black plastics in the engine bay, the black sill covers, the front number plate surround and the mud flaps, and, in watered down form, dying the roof black (although I did then seal it with the hood restoring kit that sealed in the colour...
by Mugs
Tue 20 Aug, 2013 18:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: another question (sorry)
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: another question (sorry)

ok then, i will try to see what i can knock up at work instead. thanks for the replies.
by Mugs
Tue 20 Aug, 2013 12:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: another question (sorry)
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: another question (sorry)

ok, thanks. i'll get a solid wood kit instead then.

antone know where I can get the chrome shift surround from?
by Mugs
Mon 19 Aug, 2013 12:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: a few question from a newbie.
Replies: 20
Views: 2550

Re: a few question from a newbie.

Do you have a Perspex wind blocker? If your seat or headrest rubs against this you will get a squeaking noise. Mine did, all you need to do is to move your seat forward a fraction until contact is no more. Simples. Cheers, Bonzo. thanks for the replies. no Perspex blocker and yes, done all that but...
by Mugs
Sun 18 Aug, 2013 21:57
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: PROJECT: 1998 Black M Roadster (aka Giorgio)
Replies: 84
Views: 19342

Re: PROJECT: 1998 Black M Roadster (aka Giorgio)

with reference to you tonneau cover..... mine too had some marks on it so I decided to give it a coat of black trim wax. I got this bottle from Halfrauds but the last bottle I bought from Morrison's in their car cleaning section. I just gave it a good coat applied with a sponge then let it dry overn...
by Mugs
Sun 18 Aug, 2013 21:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: another question (sorry)
Replies: 9
Views: 599

another question (sorry)

I have another question and will probably have a few more over the next few weeks...sorry :oops: after discussing the black / beige interior with my wife, we might go for a wood facia on the centre console. I have found this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390644340557?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3...
by Mugs
Sun 18 Aug, 2013 21:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: a few question from a newbie.
Replies: 20
Views: 2550

Re: a few question from a newbie.

thanks for the info. I had a look through the Bentley manual and found the page you are talking about. Judging by my measurements,I think my ride height is probably correct so i'll leave it for now. I will just change the top mounts and see if the rattle / squeak goes.
by Mugs
Sun 18 Aug, 2013 15:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: a few question from a newbie.
Replies: 20
Views: 2550

Re: a few question from a newbie.

Lowering the rear end for cosmetic purposes will mean that with a passenger and a full boot you will have clearance problems on anything but a flat smooth road - and if you ever want to fit a Butt Strut you will really be in trouble. Likewise, getting onto a ferry, or a ramp in a multi-story car pa...
by Mugs
Sat 17 Aug, 2013 20:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: a few question from a newbie.
Replies: 20
Views: 2550

Re: a few question from a newbie.

ok, thanks for the info Brian, i'll source some new springs at the same time and see if after the shocks and top mounts have been replaced the squeak stops.
by Mugs
Sat 17 Aug, 2013 19:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: a few question from a newbie.
Replies: 20
Views: 2550

a few question from a newbie.

Hi all, I have a couple of questions about my 1.9 Z3 if anyone can help me out? firstly, with the hood up I get a bad squeaking from the rear. it sounds like it is behind my head so I assume it is the hood as I can't hear it with the hood down. it sound like the sort of squeak you get in a hatch bac...
by Mugs
Sat 17 Aug, 2013 19:10
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: newbie
Replies: 7
Views: 953

Re: newbie

thanks for the welcome...... a couple of pics of our zed (taken on phone so please excuse the quality :oops: ) http://i338.photobucket.com/albums/n414/iainm9438/IMAG0457_zps7545dbea.jpg http://i338.photobucket.com/albums/n414/iainm9438/IMAG0456_zps2bd0e457.jpg since the photos were taken I have repl...
by Mugs
Fri 16 Aug, 2013 18:48
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: newbie
Replies: 7
Views: 953

newbie

Hi all, i have been hanging about in the wings for a couple of weeks so i think it's about time to introduce myself. my name is Iain and my wife and i have recently bought a '97 Z3 1.9 auto in Atlanta blue with beige interior (007 style so my wife has named her 'miss moneypenny :lol: ) we had been o...