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by kjb1
Tue 05 Apr, 2016 09:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Starter motor threaded lug mounts vs non threaded
Replies: 10
Views: 698

Re: Starter motor threaded lug mounts vs non threaded

anyone?? anyone changed a starter motor on Z3 and can tell me what bolts were like etc?


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by kjb1
Mon 04 Apr, 2016 13:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Starter motor threaded lug mounts vs non threaded
Replies: 10
Views: 698

Starter motor threaded lug mounts vs non threaded

Hi all. Have an issue that needs resolving. My current starter motor in my 97' Z3 1.9 has a non threaded mounting lugs, whereby the bolts hold in place via a nut and a washer. This style starter has thinner lugs. The starter I have acquired is the newer threaded mounting lugs style which are much th...
by kjb1
Sun 03 Apr, 2016 23:52
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mpowerrob Z3 Orinoco Edition 2.8 progress journal
Replies: 27
Views: 4831

Re: Mpowerrob Z3 Orinoco Edition 2.8 progress journal

yeh overall the look works


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by kjb1
Sun 03 Apr, 2016 23:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 won't rev past 3000rpm
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Re: Z3 won't rev past 3000rpm

A break in the filter box alone would not usually cause a running problem – people remove standard air filter boxes all the time and fit different “sporty” types. A car would even run without filtering the air although not recommended as any old rubbish, bees and feathers could be sucked into the e...
by kjb1
Sun 03 Apr, 2016 23:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: which oil for a 1.9 1997 z3
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: which oil for a 1.9 1997 z3

Fully synthetic 5W-40 is popular as is 5W-30 which many modern engines use. I have also used Mobil 1 0W-40 which helped cure the cold start (sticky valve lifter) problem that many (not all) M44 engines suffer from - I suspect a slight design fault in the oil-ways. In my view, the engine is otherwis...
by kjb1
Sun 03 Apr, 2016 22:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 won't rev past 3000rpm
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Re: Z3 won't rev past 3000rpm

doubtful, if its upstream of the maf, then everything that is gaining entry is metered air. I would suspect you have dislodged something else where and un metered air is now entering somewhere.


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by kjb1
Sun 03 Apr, 2016 21:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Free to a good home
Replies: 8
Views: 1242

Re: Free to a good home

hi Alan, many thanks, just to confirm, mine is a 1.9, will your shocks be rated for my car? yours is a 2.8 yes?


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by kjb1
Sun 03 Apr, 2016 18:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help! Boot lid won't open
Replies: 14
Views: 1454

Re: Help! Boot lid won't open

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVdESLYrXRU


listen to the vid, don't butcher it like he has, just simply drill hole where he says it is required, and through secondary skin once through first layer,
by kjb1
Sun 03 Apr, 2016 17:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: which oil for a 1.9 1997 z3
Replies: 7
Views: 945

which oil for a 1.9 1997 z3

hi all, just ordered new oil filter and currently debating which grade oil to go with for my m44 1.9 Z3. I think the original spec is 15w 40? but reading online seems others favour 5w 30? Which oil grade would you all recommend? and how many litres would cover it? 5 litres? Much appreciated if anyon...
by kjb1
Sun 03 Apr, 2016 14:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FREEBIE - Rear shocks
Replies: 6
Views: 911

Re: FREEBIE - Rear shocks

will these fit a 1.9? if so will take them, let me know, thanks
by kjb1
Sun 03 Apr, 2016 14:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Free to a good home
Replies: 8
Views: 1242

Re: Free to a good home

will kindly take this thank you very much
by kjb1
Sun 03 Apr, 2016 13:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new thermstat
Replies: 13
Views: 1615

Re: new thermstat

you clearly not trying hard enough if they not snapped [emoji1]


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by kjb1
Sat 02 Apr, 2016 20:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new thermstat
Replies: 13
Views: 1615

new thermstat

tap a smaller socket over them with a hammer, they will go, get them off and change them out for fresh bolts. If they snap, carefully you will be able to pull stat housing etc all off, then there will be bare thread left on display where they have failed, again a 5mm socket hammered onto the thread ...
by kjb1
Sat 02 Apr, 2016 06:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Painting leather seats results:
Replies: 23
Views: 2443

Re: Painting leather seats results:

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160402/4ecb0f79033f1ea041072a71f16eb7cb.jpg http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160402/b77aae161e59274b62405ded22ae12f0.jpg http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160402/dde1eab71ac74956f88fdfa3e011be64.jpg http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160402/1d60d7d745215f7ecd8e9db3...
by kjb1
Thu 31 Mar, 2016 19:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Painting leather seats results:
Replies: 23
Views: 2443

Re: Painting leather seats results:

Bit of a polish!!!


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by kjb1
Wed 30 Mar, 2016 21:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: being dazzled
Replies: 28
Views: 3120

Re: being dazzled

I hate LED headlights .......................... Rear brake holders should get points on there licenses. As for that new detection then dip beam, what a load of old tosh. You should not be running on full beam. Rant over. why not? things have moved on, clearly some dinosaurs haven't. Sent from my i...
by kjb1
Wed 30 Mar, 2016 06:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anybody had their Z from new?
Replies: 10
Views: 1585

Anybody had their Z from new?

Yep. Although 'my' Z3 is actually my brother's Z3. A Boston Green 1.9. He had it brand spanking new from Dick Lovett in Swindon on 29 Jan 1999. He ran it as his daily driver until age got the better of it for the daily commute 2 years ago. Because he had it from new and kept it for 15 years he said...
by kjb1
Tue 29 Mar, 2016 19:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Painting leather seats results:
Replies: 23
Views: 2443

Re: Painting leather seats results:

granville black silicone adhesive I used.




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by kjb1
Mon 28 Mar, 2016 21:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: being dazzled
Replies: 28
Views: 3120

Re: being dazzled

I've found LED running lights annoying since Audi first made them popular (at least Volvos where old type bulbs). They have two brightness levels but often just seem too bright when light levels are duskish. I was shocked to find that on Range Rovers they now have "intelligent" headlights. If you l...
by kjb1
Mon 28 Mar, 2016 20:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Painting leather seats results:
Replies: 23
Views: 2443

Re: Painting leather seats results:

yes! I was quite surprised at that aswell!! I'm guessing previous owner never used seatbelts maybe?




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by kjb1
Mon 28 Mar, 2016 19:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Painting leather seats results:
Replies: 23
Views: 2443

Re: Painting leather seats results:

interior complete: Strip out carpets, dry and hoover til perfect New leather gear and hand brake gators New gear knob New window switches Liquid leather re colour of seats New drivers pull handle M sport steering wheel New mats New bushes for both seats Repaired vapour barriers New wind deflector ( ...
by kjb1
Mon 28 Mar, 2016 10:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new thermstat
Replies: 13
Views: 1615

Re: new thermstat

it wont get to where it needs to be, issue is steelbolts, into ally.

I soaked mine in plus gas etc for days leading up to the job, the two that looked nasty, were the two that let me down! i would put four fresh bolts back for the minor cost.





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by kjb1
Mon 28 Mar, 2016 07:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new thermstat
Replies: 13
Views: 1615

Re: new thermstat

careful with the stat bolts, two of mine snapped, looked heavily corroded, order new bolts from dealers.


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by kjb1
Sun 27 Mar, 2016 23:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Painting leather seats results:
Replies: 23
Views: 2443

Re: Painting leather seats results:

I used a silicone sealant adhesive which remains flexible ( same as original butyl ) just different product. i pulled the worst off with fingers, it peels quite nicely when held with a good grip, in places where i could tell it was still good I left it, cleaned all off the vapour barrier, even clean...
by kjb1
Sun 27 Mar, 2016 13:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it just me....
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Is it just me....

I can see rear arches and rear 3/4 view looks a bit z' esque to me, maybe overall stance, but sharp edge styling, its not like Z3 yes.


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by kjb1
Sun 27 Mar, 2016 12:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it just me....
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: Is it just me....

0-60 in 6.6 plenty fast enough


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by kjb1
Sat 26 Mar, 2016 20:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Need help for interior color
Replies: 25
Views: 3319

Re: Need help for interior color

leave it red! they call it the superman combo!! very popular on m135i's brand new, colour choice.
by kjb1
Sat 26 Mar, 2016 18:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For sale - OEM roll hoops mesh wind deflector with fixings
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: For sale - OEM roll hoops mesh wind deflector with fixin

I've got a working 1.9 starter motor, not sure what car you have? I've tried emailing and calling soft tops in Croydon today, seen a couple of threads them, all very positive. Price wise if it's more than £4/500 then I will sell it as is. So many for sale at hugely different prices yes its the 1.9!...
by kjb1
Sat 26 Mar, 2016 18:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it just me....
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: Is it just me....

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by kjb1
Sat 26 Mar, 2016 18:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it just me....
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: Is it just me....

Myfather in law just picked up his new MX5, limited edition RECARO model, I have to say I really like it!!

The colour is stunning in the flesh, looks grey / white / pearlescent all dependant on weather.


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by kjb1
Sat 26 Mar, 2016 18:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For sale - OEM roll hoops mesh wind deflector with fixings
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: For sale - OEM roll hoops mesh wind deflector with fixin

The silver 1.9 is for breaking, the blue will go on eBay as a running 2.8 track or kit car shell. Minus a few internal and body parts, the red 1.9 is too good to break, has MOT, coilovers and nice body work for its age. Currently debating a new roof then autotrader. There's a black 1.9 in pieces in...
by kjb1
Sat 26 Mar, 2016 17:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight Adjustment?
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Re: Headlight Adjustment?

good vid


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by kjb1
Sat 26 Mar, 2016 17:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For sale - OEM roll hoops mesh wind deflector with fixings
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: For sale - OEM roll hoops mesh wind deflector with fixin

thats a great view!! which ones are breakers?


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by kjb1
Sat 26 Mar, 2016 16:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Painting leather seats results:
Replies: 23
Views: 2443

Re: Painting leather seats results:

passenger seat bushes done, seat back in,

refurbed seat vs old:



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by kjb1
Sat 26 Mar, 2016 10:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Painting leather seats results:
Replies: 23
Views: 2443

Re: Painting leather seats results:

Hahahaha!! that was timing then. Get that barrier in, chances are it is letting water enter the car. WET CARPETS YOU DO NOT WANT!! I JUST HAD ALL MINE OUT AND DRIED THEM. Its quite a bit of work to do, Fitted my door cards back last night, real pleased with how vapour barriers have gone back, Ive go...
by kjb1
Fri 25 Mar, 2016 14:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Painting leather seats results:
Replies: 23
Views: 2443

Re: Painting leather seats results:

use any form of plastic sheeting cut to shape


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by kjb1
Fri 25 Mar, 2016 11:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Painting leather seats results:
Replies: 23
Views: 2443

Re: repsintibg leather seats results:

Well, just fitted door card back, repaired vapour barrier, bit of a pig to do, but its pretty much perfect now, however ran out of sealant, need to go buy some more, I bought this Z3 with the intention of selling it, but I wouldn't even consider it now, I LOVE IT!!! seat bush on passenger seat is ne...
by kjb1
Thu 24 Mar, 2016 23:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Painting leather seats results:
Replies: 23
Views: 2443

Re: repsintibg leather seats results:

wish editing would allow you to alter subject title, that was supposed to read " repainting ".


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Title edited -Gazza :wink:
by kjb1
Thu 24 Mar, 2016 23:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Painting leather seats results:
Replies: 23
Views: 2443

Painting leather seats results:

Liquid leather: Before: http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160324/0f7c7447b2a97867f615d02c776ca9e6.jpg http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160324/f39141e72bd22be85c868fbff0594274.jpg http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160324/7745e7353f09398a637fb2ec561ca9b1.jpg http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160324/6...
by kjb1
Wed 23 Mar, 2016 23:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.8
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Z3 2.8

convinced??


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by kjb1
Wed 23 Mar, 2016 14:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: mirror switch mounting
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: mirror switch mounting

just finished my door card: So, I drilled out the old tab that is glued ( which had snapped ) my new ( used handle ) had the lug completely perfect therefore I positioned handle against door card, fixed bottom end first, could see that the material of door card was starting to pull away at one end, ...
by kjb1
Wed 23 Mar, 2016 13:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: mirror switch mounting
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: mirror switch mounting

My door handle was broken on the mount underneath the mirror switches on the drivers side. My plastic had broken away, managed to find a new handle from here, plastic mounting in good condition ready for the new bolt which fixes it to the actual door. You can buy these handles new at dealerships for...
by kjb1
Wed 23 Mar, 2016 06:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED: DRIVERS SIDE DOOR CARD PULL HANDLE IN BLACK
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: WANTED: DRIVERS SIDE DOOR CARD PULL HANDLE IN BLACK

bertiejaffa wrote:Send a PM to spursfaninacoupe (And tell him I want commission)
received today from spursfan, great stuff!!!


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by kjb1
Tue 22 Mar, 2016 22:18
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale - Z3 non roll hoops wind deflector black OEM
Replies: 22
Views: 2137

Re: For Sale - Z3 non roll hoops wind deflector black OEM

ok so its in and fitted. Went for a little spin roof down. Its night and day the difference, if anyone is considering one, go for it! massive difference, more than I expected!!

Thanks again to Spursfan, superb package received today!! thankyou again!!


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by kjb1
Mon 21 Mar, 2016 22:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Heater core/matrix?
Replies: 17
Views: 1208

Re: Heater core/matrix?

it would take a LOT of water from heater to find its way out as the carpets absorb A LOT of water!!!! carpets always feel dry on top, only underneath are they wet. I suspect you have had a water leak without ever knowing it.


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by kjb1
Mon 21 Mar, 2016 18:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218552

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

awaiting new handle for repair on door card


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by kjb1
Mon 21 Mar, 2016 18:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218552

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

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new gear gaitor and hand bake gaitor, new window switches ( mine were damaged ) and a new set of boot struts!


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by kjb1
Mon 21 Mar, 2016 18:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218552

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

put a new steering wheel on today, old one looks so old fashioned incomparison


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by kjb1
Sat 19 Mar, 2016 22:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale - Z3 non roll hoops wind deflector black OEM
Replies: 22
Views: 2137

Re: For Sale - Z3 non roll hoops wind deflector black OEM

and a fixed door card!!!


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by kjb1
Sat 19 Mar, 2016 22:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale - Z3 non roll hoops wind deflector black OEM
Replies: 22
Views: 2137

Re: For Sale - Z3 non roll hoops wind deflector black OEM

hooraaay!! no more wind at the back of the neck [emoji1]


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