Search found 3316 matches

by pingu
Sun 05 Jun, 2016 14:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 CLEAR COAT LACQUERED INNER BODY SHELL
Replies: 12
Views: 1700

Re: Z3 CLEAR COAT LACQUERED INNER BODY SHELL

Is it possible it's been re-shelled? And the bare shell was painted in a body shop by someone unaware it didn't need to be lacquered? Just one theory. And possibly not the sort you welcome! Sounds like you may have a better Z3 than left the factory. I reshelled a car once and I'm pretty certain tha...
by pingu
Sun 05 Jun, 2016 13:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 226951

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A small electrical component. It cost £1.27 for 10, although I only need one. I'm a wee bit upset at the £1.14 extra that I had to pay, but I'm chuffed to bits at the £726.49 that I hope to save if the repair works :D . Share out the spare ones and nine more of us could save £726.49 :o I'll share t...
by pingu
Tue 31 May, 2016 13:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 226951

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A small electrical component. It cost £1.27 for 10, although I only need one. I'm a wee bit upset at the £1.14 extra that I had to pay, but I'm chuffed to bits at the £726.49 that I hope to save if the repair works :D .
by pingu
Mon 23 May, 2016 20:53
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 8332

Re: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video

I've not added up the cost in fuel, etc. Too scared :bawl: . I've just spent $210 on a vanos kit from the US and £92.46 on vanos bits from Sytner's. All the parts are here now, so I can start the work :rtm: :shake: . I only did 2786 miles door-to-door. Have you found the county that we missed? There...
by pingu
Mon 23 May, 2016 14:12
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 8332

Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

WARNING: There is some swearing on the video

This one isn't blocked in 237 countries, just the one (Germany). As John Motson once said about the Germans, who cares?

by pingu
Fri 20 May, 2016 23:38
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Soon to be Z3M owner
Replies: 8
Views: 1538

Re: Soon to be Z3M owner

Drive it like you stole it and be prepared for the the bills. I'm suffering the bills side at the moment, but it was worth it :D .
by pingu
Thu 05 May, 2016 10:12
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 8332

Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

Image

Looks shiny now. I wonder what it will look like in a week's time. Just 3,000 miles to go :D .

:drive
by pingu
Wed 04 May, 2016 22:07
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 8332

Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

Brian H wrote:Any of you boys passing Crianlarich on the way up to Helmsdale on Sat?
PM sent
by pingu
Wed 04 May, 2016 13:25
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bertiejaffa's ///M
Replies: 63
Views: 12727

Re: Bertiejaffa's ///M

...unfortunately to do this I have had to reconnect the battery and turn on the ignition which means I am going to have to find my airbag reset tool :head: Radio is Position 1 on the ign sw Air Bag is Position 2 You shouldn't need to reset. I will be taking my airbag reset tool with me, so as long ...
by pingu
Tue 03 May, 2016 11:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Brilliant Duxford
Replies: 13
Views: 1725

Re: Brilliant Duxford

You are never barred. It's just your username that is barred :wink: .
by pingu
Mon 02 May, 2016 21:48
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: m6 +Stoneleigh
Replies: 3
Views: 748

Re: m6 +Stoneleigh

What did you think of the Z3-based 250s?
by pingu
Fri 29 Apr, 2016 18:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Zed Parade Video 2012 Silverstone
Replies: 15
Views: 1555

Re: Zed Parade Video 2012 Silverstone

Mine's the second car to go out of shot at the beginning :D .
by pingu
Fri 29 Apr, 2016 11:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW Business Code
Replies: 14
Views: 1456

Re: BMW Business Code

Magnetchief wrote:Hold the 'M' button in for 8 secs and the serial number pops up. Use this online or via the dealership to find the activation code. No need to remove the hu


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Excellent top tip - another school day :rtm: :D
by pingu
Fri 29 Apr, 2016 11:17
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bertiejaffa's ///M
Replies: 63
Views: 12727

Re: Bertiejaffa's ///M

Leather - mmmmmmm.

I expect the drinks are on you after all the money you will have found under the carpets :D .
by pingu
Thu 28 Apr, 2016 09:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine Breakdowns?
Replies: 19
Views: 1995

Re: Engine Breakdowns?

I think that I got away it when my auxiliary water pump failed. I'll find out tomorrow when I give it a test drive with Deano :shock: :drive I thought all the auxiliary water pump did was cycle water through the heater matrix and just end up with a cool cabin if it failed and would not effect the e...
by pingu
Thu 28 Apr, 2016 01:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wiper Connundrum
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Wiper Connundrum

by pingu
Tue 26 Apr, 2016 18:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot spot weld
Replies: 36
Views: 3464

Re: Boot spot weld

I think they are more likely to fail if you are the type that habitually goes to 4000 rpm, drops the clutch and floors the loud pedal! :shock: :cheers Bonzo. It doesn't have to be habitual. Once is enough. That's why I always get the car moving before I give it the beans :) . It's getting from 0-5m...
by pingu
Tue 26 Apr, 2016 14:27
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 8332

Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

Ok, so I think my car should be able to keep up with Gary and Mark now I've removed a bit of extra weight.... :lol: http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e309/bertiejaffa/A7036A6B-CDB7-4EA7-AAFE-A9331302921B_zps0ki8kau4.jpg Good start, but you're not getting close to saving weight until you change all ...
by pingu
Mon 25 Apr, 2016 13:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW Business Code
Replies: 14
Views: 1456

Re: BMW Business Code

Buz007 wrote:really? Would you need the serial number? I am struggling to believe a BMW dealer would give you anything for free??!!!
You will need the serial number whoever does it. The number is on the radio, so you will need to remove it.

As I said "if you are friendly with" :wink: .
by pingu
Mon 25 Apr, 2016 12:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW Business Code
Replies: 14
Views: 1456

Re: BMW Business Code

If you are friendly with your dealer, he will do it for free.
by pingu
Mon 25 Apr, 2016 12:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Blue Z1 - Auction.
Replies: 36
Views: 4052

Re: Blue Z1 - Auction.

What are the new owners hoping to do with these cars? My understanding is that they won't pass the emissions tests for a newly registered car in the EU. Take it outside the EU? True. I think the US has a law that allows 25 year old "classics" to be registered whatever they are. I think they are lim...
by pingu
Mon 25 Apr, 2016 00:47
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 23rd April
Replies: 9
Views: 1572

Re: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 23rd April

So... All good for DTEC in 2 weeks then? Just some problems with video shake. I'm going to do some modifications and do a test drive. I wonder where I can go, seeing as I live in Derbyshire and it's 24th April :twisted: . nice surprise seeing you this afternoon - I especially enjoyed you overtaking...
by pingu
Sun 24 Apr, 2016 10:51
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Blue Z1 - Auction.
Replies: 36
Views: 4052

Re: Blue Z1 - Auction.

Welcome to the non recourse world of car auctions. I wouldn't pay more at an auction than I could afford to burn. One hour to check - and that is only to check for roadworthiness and "not as described" faults. Everything else is caveat emptor. I think too many people have been watching Wayne Carini...
by pingu
Sun 24 Apr, 2016 10:44
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 23rd April
Replies: 9
Views: 1572

Re: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 23rd April

bertiejaffa wrote:So... All good for DTEC in 2 weeks then?
Just some problems with video shake. I'm going to do some modifications and do a test drive.

I wonder where I can go, seeing as I live in Derbyshire and it's 24th April :twisted: .
by pingu
Sat 23 Apr, 2016 18:52
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 23rd April
Replies: 9
Views: 1572

Re: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 23rd April

Excellent day out. Weather held off and the top was down.

Thanks Deano :D
by pingu
Fri 22 Apr, 2016 17:54
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Blue Z1 - Auction.
Replies: 36
Views: 4052

Re: Blue Z1 - Auction.

What are the new owners hoping to do with these cars? My understanding is that they won't pass the emissions tests for a newly registered car in the EU. If I'm right and they weren't registered back in 1989/91, they are just a 1250kg paperweight.
by pingu
Fri 22 Apr, 2016 17:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine Breakdowns?
Replies: 19
Views: 1995

Re: Engine Breakdowns?

I think that I got away it when my auxiliary water pump failed.

I'll find out tomorrow when I give it a test drive with Deano :shock: :drive
by pingu
Fri 22 Apr, 2016 14:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 226951

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Had fun making a sunshade for my TomTom. I can only the bright sunshine we are going to have this summer justifies my efforts :shock: .

It must be for the M as none of the others are this shade of blue :wink: .
by pingu
Fri 22 Apr, 2016 02:25
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Blue Z1 - Auction.
Replies: 36
Views: 4052

Re: Blue Z1 - Auction.

Green Genie wrote:
TJS wrote:£32k plus 15% fees
In blue must be an absolute bargain.

How about this then...

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/ ... 580251?v=b
I hope that it was registered back in the day.
by pingu
Thu 21 Apr, 2016 14:44
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 Z3M Roadster - Value?
Replies: 33
Views: 4203

Re: S54 Z3M Roadster - Value?

Everybody is entitled to make a profit. Without profit, none of us get paid :shock: .
by pingu
Thu 21 Apr, 2016 14:42
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Engine Warning Light
Replies: 13
Views: 1777

Re: Engine Warning Light

I got the impression from others that there are both pre and post cat lambda sensors. The suggestion is that the post cat lambda is reading too similar to the pre cat one hence reporting that the cat is not working as efficiently as it should. Will certainly check for leaks pre cat. Looking at t'we...
by pingu
Thu 21 Apr, 2016 11:31
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Engine Warning Light
Replies: 13
Views: 1777

Re: Engine Warning Light

Thanks - will consider Its odd that the inefficient conversion has shown up now as it was MOTed just a couple of weeks previously and therefore passed the emissions test. Guess the tolerance on the lambda sensor is less than the tolerance in the MOT rules! The sensors are pre-cat, the MOT emissions...
by pingu
Thu 21 Apr, 2016 01:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 226951

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

just got some liquid leather stuff to redo my zed's seats done the black parts, look good but the blue dye I ordered said mid blue but is far to light more of baby blue so I will try thier dark blue peter2b I've noticed people struggle with blue on BMW. The general result is always Estoril Blue reg...
by pingu
Tue 19 Apr, 2016 04:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Number plate printing to replicate supplying dealer's
Replies: 9
Views: 1024

Re: Number plate printing to replicate supplying dealer's

https://www.myshowplates.com/contact.asp I used this company. It is not a standard thing that anybody does, so you have to contact them and they will explain what you have to provide in terms of format, size and resolution. The cost was £14.84 per plate + £3.99 delivery. I had two plates and some st...
by pingu
Tue 19 Apr, 2016 04:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: GPS speedo signal
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: GPS speedo signal

deni2s wrote:Wiring diagram for your car: http://www.hc.lv/inc/Upload/news_290/File/e36z3_00.pdf
Page 204
by pingu
Sun 17 Apr, 2016 17:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: GPS speedo signal
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: GPS speedo signal

A speed signal comes from the speed sensor on the diff and goes into the back of the instrument cluster.

See p.199 of this...

http://www.porterbility.co.uk/Files/PDF/e36z3_99.pdf

I've used the 1999 version of the wiring diagram because your profile doesn't show the production year.
by pingu
Sat 16 Apr, 2016 18:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: being dazzled
Replies: 28
Views: 3392

Re: being dazzled

sorted, I got some film off eBay that acts as a mirror I stuck it onto the wind deflecter that fits behind the roll bars(mines a flat plastic screen) , I can see through it in the rear view mirror ok but dazzling head light are just normal round lights :) peter2b A one-way mirror would be perfect :...
by pingu
Fri 15 Apr, 2016 20:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Advanced use of INPA for engine health
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: Advanced use of INPA for engine health

Because you worked on old school stuff, you probably know enough to understand the readings. The great thing with old school stuff was that it let you know when it was going off-tune. Modern cars tweek the ECU settings so the engine can be pretty knackered, but still sound as sweet as a nut. The rea...
by pingu
Fri 15 Apr, 2016 03:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 226951

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Saved £100 by stripping down and fixing the Karcher. I was stumped until Youtube showed be that I just needed brute force to strip down the pump head :rtm: .

Now I can go for a blast and then blast the dirt off :D
by pingu
Fri 15 Apr, 2016 03:29
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Shocking price for shocks!
Replies: 7
Views: 1493

Re: Shocking price for shocks!

Blimey you can get the World-beating, track-suitable, Bilstein B6s for around £180-£200 each for your car :shock: Bavarian Autosport are very cheap, but the transport cost for the front shocks was prohibitively expensive. If you can find a cheap method of shipping, this is the place to get Bilstein...
by pingu
Fri 15 Apr, 2016 03:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Advanced use of INPA for engine health
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: Advanced use of INPA for engine health

What is your level of mechanical knowledge? Most of the stuff that I've seen on it are self-explanatory if you have mechanical knowledge. If you haven't, you shouldn't really be playing with it. Viewing the screens will help you learn, but using the "Activate" button without having the knowledge to ...
by pingu
Mon 11 Apr, 2016 14:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop fitting kit
Replies: 15
Views: 1656

Re: Hardtop fitting kit

I wouldn't worry too much about the heated rear window. I've never needed it when my top was fitted.
by pingu
Mon 04 Apr, 2016 17:45
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Engine Warning Light
Replies: 13
Views: 1777

Re: Engine Warning Light

Del wrote:The intermittency does suggest a sensor gradually failing – a full diagnostics should pinpoint it.
Yes, the diagnostics check will show the history of the fault as well as it's current status.

Your mechanic may need specific BMW software, such as INPA, to show history.
by pingu
Sat 02 Apr, 2016 15:08
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New ///M Roadster checking in.
Replies: 7
Views: 1323

Re: New ///M Roadster checking in.

Welcome to the mmmmm club.

Interesting US lighting regs for the rear number plate.

Randy Forbes
Sports Cars Plus, LLC
Parrish
Florida
419-350-1098

may be worth a visit. Google him.
by pingu
Sat 02 Apr, 2016 15:01
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Had a Z3 and now thinking about a Z4
Replies: 61
Views: 15759

Re: Had a Z3 and now thinking about a Z4

Alternatively... http://thumbsnap.com/s/d2712H83.jpg http://thumbsnap.com/s/86ejxmwn.jpg http://thumbsnap.com/s/Ydy8L68w.jpg http://thumbsnap.com/s/HMw5gVGi.jpg http://thumbsnap.com/s/m5oageTC.jpg http://thumbsnap.com/s/MEs80mAp.jpg I wouldn't badge it as a Ferrari, but this could be instead of my n...
by pingu
Sat 02 Apr, 2016 14:52
Forum: Performance
Topic: Z3 Strut braces
Replies: 37
Views: 10794

Re: Z3 Strut braces

When you buy a strut brace, don't forget to factor in the extra annual fee to the insurance company :shock: .

It needs to be covered, as what would have been a repairable without will probably write the car off if fitted.
by pingu
Sat 02 Apr, 2016 14:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: being dazzled
Replies: 28
Views: 3392

Re: being dazzled

I see at least one car per week on the motorway at night with just driving lights (so no rear lights). The well-lit sections are obviously bright enough for the auto lights not to be activated. There was one last night M1 Jct 26 at 0200 :shock: . He got the hint when I pulled out behind him after he...
by pingu
Fri 01 Apr, 2016 20:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 226951

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A new auxiliary water pump. The old one failed and I lost nearly all the coolant. Gauge went from normal to the red in about two miles :shock: . Did you know that the same part is fitted to the Jaguar XK8 supercharger cooling system? £40 from a Jaguar dismantler. My pump motor was OK, so I swapped t...
by pingu
Fri 01 Apr, 2016 20:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: being dazzled
Replies: 28
Views: 3392

Re: being dazzled

... or whether he was just a cock I think we know the answer :twisted: . The footbrake activates the auto engine cut-out in the Smart. As an aside, the key doesn't need to be in the car for the footbrake light to work, but you do need the key to flash the lights or toot the horn. I think that auto-...
by pingu
Fri 01 Apr, 2016 12:41
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: BMW x-Drive Baby Boots
Replies: 1
Views: 781

Re: BMW x-Drive Baby Boots

Loving these.

Apparently, due to an error at the factory, some Smart cars have been fitted with AMG 6.3 engines :wink: .