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by kjb1
Sun 01 May, 2016 17:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Squeaky steering wheel fix ( read this )
Replies: 22
Views: 3148

Re: Squeaky steering wheel fix ( read this )

Vic-Z3 wrote:I have a squeak ............................. I shall report back.
any joy?
by kjb1
Sun 01 May, 2016 15:17
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: unblock A Pillar drains
Replies: 15
Views: 2006

Re: unblock A Pillar drains

water under drivers seat carpet i would be looking to rear of car.


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by kjb1
Sun 01 May, 2016 10:50
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New owner 1st Z3
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Re: New owner 1st Z3

lovely car!! sorry to hear about your being made redundant. Hard times at the moment in the Oil Industry. Can I ask what it is you do? I used to be in Oil.


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by kjb1
Sat 30 Apr, 2016 22:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Squeaky steering wheel fix ( read this )
Replies: 22
Views: 3148

Re: Squeaky steering wheel fix ( read this )

Vic-Z3 wrote:I have a squeak ............................. I shall report back.
30 second job

let me know how you fare. I tested with a can of wd40 just to see if it would work. It did. So then went and bought some spray lithium grease ( bike chain grease ) and blasted it with that, silence.
by kjb1
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 21:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3892

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

door cards and vapour barriers are coming off next week for dent man so will put those right if needs be then.

Checked triangles etc its under the carpets that are wet not tops, just a result of old roof im sure.


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by kjb1
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 20:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3892

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

hahahaha!! well Its 100% an improvement on the original. Sad news was, when I removed seat, had a feel under the carpet and yep, you guessed it, damp, needs drying out from old roof !!. I think 90% of these Z's are probably exactly the same. Would recommend anyone check under their carpets. Mine atl...
by kjb1
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 19:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3892

For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

Ok so took seat out and repaired drivers bolster: Seat had an inch tear in leather, this had to be repaired via a patch underneath the leather which is then glued in place. see below: http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160427/6717b4486ce400dd1841fde70db2d793.jpg http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201604...
by kjb1
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 09:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2.8 staggered wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: 2.8 staggered wheels

any pics?
by kjb1
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 09:50
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2.8 staggered wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: 2.8 staggered wheels

will take them, please pm me, could I arrange courier?
by kjb1
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 09:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Squeaky steering wheel fix ( read this )
Replies: 22
Views: 3148

Re: Squeaky steering wheel fix ( read this )

Most annoying part of all this, I had a spare slip ring, which I changed out, lengthy process, and did not solve the issue. Phoned my friend who used to own an e36 back in the day, he pointed me to this fix, and would you believe it he was 100% spot on with his suggestion. Wish I had called him befo...
by kjb1
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 09:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Squeaky steering wheel fix ( read this )
Replies: 22
Views: 3148

Squeaky steering wheel fix ( read this )

Hi all, Steering wheel squeaking? Its not the slip ring or anything behind the wheel itself. Simplest fix I have ever carried out. Open bonnet, on drivers side look to back of bulk head, and find this ( steering rack lower bearing joint ) http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160427/4607ffd0fd907860f01e...
by kjb1
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 09:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3892

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

thats the culprit!! people, grease this up!!


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by kjb1
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 09:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3892

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

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by kjb1
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 09:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3892

For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

ok thanks for advice Southern boy. Right next job solved ( squeaky steering wheel )and took less than 30 seconds to fix. If when you turn your wheel it sounds like a family of mice, really squeaky, like many I initially suspected it was the steering wheel airbag slip ring. This is not the case. Chan...
by kjb1
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 06:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3892

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

Jobs to follow: Liquid leather repair to drivers seat bolster Dent technician coming next week to pull the 21 dents Ive counted. Sort rattle on front brakes remove and repair mirror bases ( my last Z, these bases were 100% perfect, didn't realise they got so nasty looking haha ) Remove seats and do ...
by kjb1
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 06:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3892

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

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new bonnet badge fitted


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by kjb1
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 06:12
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3892

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

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by kjb1
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 06:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3892

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

first job was a deep clean inside, then good clean up under hood, boot, inside fuel filler flap etc, looking lot cleaner now in the niggley bits, next job was swap slip ring over from previous wheel I had due to squeaky noise which is very annoying. Completed this thisevening, however although a tad...
by kjb1
Tue 26 Apr, 2016 23:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3892

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

well its arrived [emoji4]


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by kjb1
Mon 25 Apr, 2016 17:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3892

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

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and so she starts her Journey all the way from Southampton to Sunny West Wales [emoji1][emoji7][emoji7]


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by kjb1
Mon 25 Apr, 2016 14:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3892

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

Yes really pleased with deal
by kjb1
Mon 25 Apr, 2016 11:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3892

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

Yes, cant complain at that!! new roof is biggest draw. Lovely car. Already ordering bits for it. Arrives today!! shipu such a handy service. ( especially if you can work out who the actual transporter is outside of the service and contact them directly haha!! )


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by kjb1
Mon 25 Apr, 2016 10:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.8 remap after big port inlet manifold
Replies: 14
Views: 1903

Re: Z3 2.8 remap after big port inlet manifold

any print outs or notable difference?
by kjb1
Mon 25 Apr, 2016 09:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3892

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

Looks like I've got myself a 2.8 :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
by kjb1
Sun 24 Apr, 2016 22:49
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New wheels fitted
Replies: 17
Views: 2665

Re: New wheels fitted

very nice!! what was on her before?


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by kjb1
Sun 24 Apr, 2016 12:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3892

For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

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by kjb1
Sun 24 Apr, 2016 10:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3892

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

pm'd you


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by kjb1
Fri 22 Apr, 2016 23:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Painting leather seats results:
Replies: 23
Views: 2443

Re: Painting leather seats results:

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many thanks, few more recent shots


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by kjb1
Fri 15 Apr, 2016 15:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1999 2.8 widebody for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1342

Re: 1999 2.8 widebody for sale

great price


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by kjb1
Wed 13 Apr, 2016 07:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1122

Re: For Sale

Recently sold my much loved Z3 2.8 Auto. Pressure from SWMBO for a 'practical family car' finally prevailed. So, have for sale a box of goodies, including a black leather tonneau cover, a seat belt warning reset tool, a service light reset tool, a Bentley Service Manual (almost new), a Chilton (USA...
by kjb1
Tue 12 Apr, 2016 09:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FREEBIE - Rear shocks
Replies: 6
Views: 911

Re: FREEBIE - Rear shocks

pm on way. I thought I had emailed already


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by kjb1
Mon 11 Apr, 2016 14:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Running cold
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: Running cold

I got one off eurocarparts £22 and its far cheaper than oem.




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by kjb1
Mon 11 Apr, 2016 08:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Running cold
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: Running cold

its easier to just replace whole housing / stat etc whilst in there surely?


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by kjb1
Sun 10 Apr, 2016 17:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Changing tyre profiles
Replies: 24
Views: 1897

Re: Changing tyre profiles

The company that supply the wheels l'm interested in can supply them fitted with a variety of tyres if required and you just enter your car and their on line gadget works out the correct sizes which falls in with those suggested above. These are the wheels which l think will look pretty striking on...
by kjb1
Sun 10 Apr, 2016 11:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help! Boot lid won't open
Replies: 14
Views: 1456

Re: Help! Boot lid won't open

have you tried fully operating the lock on the boot in a similar fashion to when you operate lock on a door whilst open


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by kjb1
Sun 10 Apr, 2016 06:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Heater core/matrix?
Replies: 17
Views: 1209

Re: Heater core/matrix?

Last April Del paid £325 fitted, two months ago I was quoted £375 but now it's £395. Bit of a jump but apparently it's up by £20 due to seasonal demand. It's a business at the end of the day. You can pay a lot more but Soft Tops seem to have a really good reputation. £325 is crazy cheap!!! £395 sti...
by kjb1
Sun 10 Apr, 2016 06:18
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 Z3M Roadster - Value?
Replies: 33
Views: 3908

Re: S54 Z3M Roadster - Value?

gorgeous!!!

I had an e46 M3 CS in the same colour, :

19" standard CSL wheels
CSL steering rack
CSL front brakes
M track mode

Loved that car!! and see that the values of CS's are rising also, should have held onto it!!!


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by kjb1
Sat 09 Apr, 2016 22:24
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 Z3M Roadster - Value?
Replies: 33
Views: 3908

Re: S54 Z3M Roadster - Value?

csl's are a truly special car though


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by kjb1
Sat 09 Apr, 2016 21:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Heater core/matrix?
Replies: 17
Views: 1209

Re: Heater core/matrix?

Thanks kjb1, I've already sealed it with a nice double layer of clear silicone sealant, more than I would have normally used but it's only got to last another week. Will take the seat out on the next sunny day (perhaps tomorrow) and dry out the thick underlay. how much have they quoted you out of i...
by kjb1
Sat 09 Apr, 2016 19:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Heater core/matrix?
Replies: 17
Views: 1209

Re: Heater core/matrix?

just to prevent any more water getting in til new roof,


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by kjb1
Sat 09 Apr, 2016 19:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Heater core/matrix?
Replies: 17
Views: 1209

Re: Heater core/matrix?

if you use superglue in corner of window from the inside it cures it, literally on the screen part


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by kjb1
Sat 09 Apr, 2016 12:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Running cold
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: Running cold

eurocarparts stat here, £23 and doing the job nicely. For that money you cant moan if it lasts only two to three years.

Put fresh bolts in when I replaced mine. Would 100% recommend anyone to do this, to make life easier the next time around.


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by kjb1
Fri 08 Apr, 2016 20:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Running cold
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: Running cold

ben5010 wrote:Had the same issue with mine, the plastic securing lugs for the thermostat had snapped off. You can replace them with metal versions.
the housing comes complete all one unit, did mine recently, Im lost as to what lugs you are replacing for metal ones?




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by kjb1
Fri 08 Apr, 2016 20:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £1900
Replies: 23
Views: 4503

Re: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £19

daveofedinburgh wrote:£1800 for quick sale now.

Bargain facelift!!!

Chop chop, summer nearly here!
lovely car for that price!!!!

If you were closer I would have been tempted!!!


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by kjb1
Thu 07 Apr, 2016 16:15
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

needed to be sure


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by kjb1
Thu 07 Apr, 2016 13:35
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

for anyone interested, called dealers today, part number southern boy given me is matching the part number of bolts that are currently in the car with the non threaded starter motor, therefore I am guessing they will be suitable for the threaded starter also.


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by kjb1
Tue 05 Apr, 2016 16:37
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

star man


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by kjb1
Tue 05 Apr, 2016 15:49
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

Southernboy wrote:Yep - M10 x 65mm.
would you have a part number by any chance?


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by kjb1
Tue 05 Apr, 2016 14:57
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

thats what I needed!! m10x64mm

these required for the threaded starter yes


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