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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby bertiejaffa » Sat 04 Feb, 2017 13:23

Alan W wrote:Sold my style 64 wheels and going to use the money to get a refurbished steering wheel from Jack Royal, this is something I promised myself a long time ago and should be here in a couple of weeks.. hope it's not a difficult job to change over!



easy to do - theres a few write ups in the knowledge base, just depends which steering wheel you have
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Postby pingu » Sat 11 Feb, 2017 16:41

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[skinflint]Would you be surprised to learn that I made one from some scrap wood?[/skinflint]

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I've moved on from a wooden jack support to one made of plastic (PLA)...


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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby peter2b » Fri 17 Feb, 2017 18:28

new track ends plus new front tyres
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby Vic-Z3 » Sat 18 Feb, 2017 17:38

A pair of second hand horns, thanks to Andy ......... :thumb:
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby peter2b » Sat 18 Feb, 2017 17:40

just had the new tyres fitted but the young chap said they couldn't do the tracking untill i replaced the near side brake caliper as it had sized ,but before they started to work on my zed I told them that the near side wheel might be hot as I thought I had fixed it but wasn't sure, any way there was not pulling eather way when I was driving so I didn't think it was too bad but I was going to fit a new caliper any way, they fitted the new tyres and said come back when I he'd fixed the brakes, on the way home there was a lot of noise from the tyres handling was wobbly and the stearing wheel was way out , at home I got her up on the lift took the near side wheel off nut noticed the the arrows on the tyre didn't look correct yep that had fitted the right tyre on the left and the left tyre on the right , got a new calier £89 fitted swmbo helped beading the brakes so I'm going back on Monday to inform them that they need to get some training done on their fitters
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby lebigmec » Sat 18 Feb, 2017 18:25

peter2b wrote:just had the new tyres fitted but the young chap said they couldn't do the tracking untill i replaced the near side brake caliper as it had sized ,but before they started to work on my zed I told them that the near side wheel might be hot as I thought I had fixed it but wasn't sure, any way there was not pulling eather way when I was driving so I didn't think it was too bad but I was going to fit a new caliper any way, they fitted the new tyres and said come back when I he'd fixed the brakes, on the way home there was a lot of noise from the tyres handling was wobbly and the stearing wheel was way out , at home I got her up on the lift took the near side wheel off nut noticed the the arrows on the tyre didn't look correct yep that had fitted the right tyre on the left and the left tyre on the right , got a new calier £89 fitted swmbo helped beading the brakes so I'm going back on Monday to inform them that they need to get some training done on their fitters
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That is really bad! You should 'Name & Shame' them. Just imagine if that had happened to some poor old lady, or someone who didn't know about such things...? It is a real safety issue.
Anyway, in keeping with the subject of the thread, I bought a new aerial grommet for m Z3 today, as I've been reading the various stories on here about worn out ones causing leaks, & although mine isn't leaking, it's starting to perish, so I will be replacing it. I saw the grommets on eBay, but they were more expensive than BMW main dealer prices, so I went to the dealership to get one.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby peter2b » Tue 21 Feb, 2017 18:23

all sorted front end all replaced wish bones track rods done new rubber shoes n/s caliper ,sorted out the last post we were both wrong on some thing but got it sorted
, all ready for her stage 11 sevice next week end
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby bertiejaffa » Wed 22 Feb, 2017 10:20

peter2b wrote:all sorted front end all replaced wish bones track rods done new rubber shoes n/s caliper ,sorted out the last post we were both wrong on some thing but got it sorted
, all ready for her stage 11 sevice next week end
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Glad everything is sorted :wink:
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby peter2b » Sat 25 Feb, 2017 14:52

just had a bmw 11 sevice done on my z3 new filters ,intake, oil and a filter I didn't know about I suplied the oil, new brake fluid, spark plugs , very good clean up in and out side, 150 point check, good news the only thing they found was a couple of rear bushes are showing some ware that will need changing soonish
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Postby pingu » Wed 01 Mar, 2017 20:57

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby g8jka » Tue 07 Mar, 2017 19:56

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And some new door handles with gaskets, plus some Humbrol enamel paint :D
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby Vic-Z3 » Tue 14 Mar, 2017 20:20

MOT Used up another £400+ pounds on the old girl this time ..... :shrug
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby Devon Z » Sat 18 Mar, 2017 21:38

Just waiting for my 2000my round airbag wheel upgrade to come back from Jack at Royal, can't wait. In the meantime working on aux air pump and fan delete and a full service before the start of the season.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby Boosh » Sat 18 Mar, 2017 22:21

A (perhaps controversial) led BMW badge. A couple of quid, a quick couple of hours to route the cable through the bootlid to the rear lights. Goes well with the ones I put in the gills a couple of years ago.

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby 4wheels » Sun 19 Mar, 2017 19:36

painted all 4 calipers black so they arent rust colour anymore!
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby motco » Thu 30 Mar, 2017 14:36

Not quite what did I buy, but what did I do.

In the true spirit of the old and lamented 'Innovations' catalogue:

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Not before time you might say!
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby Boosh » Thu 30 Mar, 2017 20:55

Summer specs! Bring it on!

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby gookah » Thu 30 Mar, 2017 21:08

A stable mate

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby motco » Fri 31 Mar, 2017 11:57

Gookah, I am normally not a fan of the Z4 roadster (I love the coupé, but the rear end of the roadster jars somewhat) but that colour is perfect. Yours is beautiful!

This is my son's car:-

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby gookah » Fri 31 Mar, 2017 14:26

motco wrote:Gookah, I am normally not a fan of the Z4 roadster (I love the coupé, but the rear end of the roadster jars somewhat) but that colour is perfect. Yours is beautiful!

This is my son's car:-

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the coupe is a lovely shaped car.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby colb » Fri 31 Mar, 2017 15:04

Door threshold trim clips and some replacement self tappers for the sills and arch liners to replace a couple I broke when cleaning and waxoyling the sills. Also renewed insurance £141 fully comp no extras wife as named driver.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby 4wheels » Sat 01 Apr, 2017 18:30

rear anti roll bar links and bushes fitted today...
well apart from on side where the nut its now a round nut so it will have to wait a little bit!
what a horrible awkward hard work job!.... would have been easy if it was a new car i would imagine!
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby Bobafixit » Thu 06 Apr, 2017 07:53

g8jka wrote:Image

And some new door handles with gaskets, plus some Humbrol enamel paint :D


The red extended leather dash looks nice. I've just bought one too in black leather.

When are you planning on fitting it ? Can these be fitted without removing the whole dash ?

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby g8jka » Thu 06 Apr, 2017 16:12

Bobafixit wrote:The red extended leather dash looks nice. I've just bought one too in black leather.

When are you planning on fitting it ? Can these be fitted without removing the whole dash ?

Regards Rob


Not for a while as the whole dash plus centre console needs to come out. Once it's removed it's a pretty simple process to swap over to the extended leather parts.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby Grello » Fri 07 Apr, 2017 13:35

New wiper blades, new piece of carpet for "de-bumping" the boot, cruise control retrofit components, Weichers front strut brace. Also new mats from Carmats2U which don't fit and they have ignored my request for a refund.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby g8jka » Mon 10 Apr, 2017 22:19

:D :D :D

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Managed to get my hands on a set at last
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby deni2s » Tue 11 Apr, 2017 15:36

Congratulations! Wondering what's the price tag these days?
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Postby g8jka » Tue 11 Apr, 2017 15:54

deni2s wrote:Congratulations! Wondering what's the price tag these days?


Wouldn't know as these weren't advertised, spotted them on a car that was for sale and gumtree and the seller took them off and sold them to me. I could have bought the whole car for £750, AC Schnitzer wheels on it also but it was in Scotland which was to far to travel. The hoops didn't quite cost me that much, originally he only wanted £95 for them but I had to offer more to persuade him to get them off the car and post to me. When he heard my offer I think he practically ran to the car and took them straight off, plus the ad for the car disappeared. I wouldn't be surprised if what I paid for them was what he gave for the car as a part ex. Classic case of a seller not knowing what they are selling.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby deni2s » Wed 12 Apr, 2017 13:03

Great catch! ;) Love these situations ;)
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby Boosh » Fri 14 Apr, 2017 06:02

A new rear caliper that actually releases the disc fully.

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby peter2b » Sat 15 Apr, 2017 13:49

new front off side caliper (mot fail as it had stuck)
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby peter2b » Sun 16 Apr, 2017 15:14

the drivers window has been playing up for some time so today I replaced the motor and lift mechanisms only took 1 hr now it goes up/down smoothly also polished the head lights as the mot chap said they were dim when he tested them
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby colb » Tue 18 Apr, 2017 10:23

New MOT at 38,097 miles, fitted two new windscreen washer non return valves prior to test, passed no advisories.
Fast idle test PASS
CO 0.00% vol (max allowed 0.20%)
HC 3ppm vol (max allowed 200ppm)
Lambda 1.007 (Min allowed 0.970 max 1.030)

Natural Idle test PASS
CO 0.00%vol (Max allowed 0.30%vol)

Will tax it for 1st May now.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby colb » Wed 19 Apr, 2017 20:00

10 Plastic screw fittings for under bonnet insulation, lost a couple when I changed the washer jet valves
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?&_from ... 0947756688
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby 4wheels » Thu 20 Apr, 2017 21:39

its supposed to have under bonnet ins??
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby peter2b » Fri 21 Apr, 2017 18:12

Nice new MOT today
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby Devon Z » Sun 23 Apr, 2017 13:10

peter2b wrote:Nice new MOT today
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Same here, clean bill of health :)
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby deni2s » Tue 25 Apr, 2017 20:54

Hamann hardtop, b8 shocks.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby bertiejaffa » Tue 25 Apr, 2017 21:19

deni2s wrote:Hamann hardtop, b8 shocks.


How are your cutting skills? See the threads from Deano and Yalden for more info but from what I know they arent a perfect fit when they are delivered.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby deni2s » Wed 26 Apr, 2017 08:18

bertiejaffa wrote:How are your cutting skills? See the threads from Deano and Yalden for more info but from what I know they arent a perfect fit when they are delivered.


Good skills with the right tools. And hardtop is used, so it's already been fitted - there is a chance that it will not require cutting. Can you point me to Yalden thread please, haven't seen that?
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby peter2b » Thu 27 Apr, 2017 17:34

was going to re tax on line but it would cost up to £12 more to do it so off to the post office in the morning
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby pingu » Thu 27 Apr, 2017 23:33

peter2b wrote:was going to re tax on line but it would cost up to £12 more to do it so off to the post office in the morning
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Taxing online direct from SORN assumes that you are taxing from NOW.

I found this out when I retaxed at 2345 on 31 Dec. 15 minutes of VED cost me around £25 :head: . I only found out when my tax renewal came through saying that my tax was due to expire on 30 Nov.

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby colb » Fri 28 Apr, 2017 14:44

Could have sworn when I did it last year a couple of days before the month end it gave you a choice of either taxing from the current month or from the coming new month. Got to do mine for May 1st, been checking daily to see when it will take payment for 1st May.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Postby gookah » Fri 28 Apr, 2017 16:41

Rules are simple.
SORN last day of the Month
re-tax 1st day of the month

As you are always charged the full month from the instant its done, No choices are offered.
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