What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by BladeRunner919 » Thu 04 May, 2017 08:23

pingu wrote:Not bought as such...

Realtime Graphic Software called TestO.

The link to it is in the first post of this...

https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/show ... graph-view
Oh, that looks interesting. I'll have to add that to my diagnostic laptop!

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by deni2s » Thu 04 May, 2017 09:35

BladeRunner919 wrote:
pingu wrote:Not bought as such...

Realtime Graphic Software called TestO.

The link to it is in the first post of this...

https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/show ... graph-view
Oh, that looks interesting. I'll have to add that to my diagnostic laptop!
Seems like free RomRaider does the same thing - http://www.romraider.com/

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by handsomejackuk » Thu 04 May, 2017 21:35

handsomejackuk wrote:new door gaskets.... :lol:

replacement thermostat..... :evil: :(
both fitted today

door gaskets were easy, just a bit of a pain to find the right allen key / torx allen key to pull the catch back.. releasing it was easy just the refitting was a bit tricky, and getting the plastic of the handle to slot in correctly all done though...

New thermostat fitted too genuine behr item... the solver top part of the thermostat is slightly different and has a lot stronger spring than the original one that was stamped 98... so obvioulsy original

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by handsomejackuk » Mon 29 May, 2017 23:23

serpentine belt as mine had a few crack in it, and looked like it was original... had bmw stamped on it, 105,000 miles so good for an original belt...

Removed the ac belt and replaced it, my AC not working at the moment but have proved the compressor clutch is engaging by shorting out relay contacts... possibly faulty sensor or more likely a refrigerant leak, or refidgerant top up required...

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by peter2b » Thu 01 Jun, 2017 19:27

got a nice new BMW badge for the bonnet, when I took I the old one off there was 308Y233 stamped onto the bonnet under the badge , any one know what it stands for
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Rafolian » Sun 11 Jun, 2017 08:13

Car booked in for complete bonnet respray tomorrow (sun damage), very reasonable 150 euros!

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Rafolian » Wed 14 Jun, 2017 11:57

Left in in on monday, picked it up this morning. Faultless job!!

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by BladeRunner919 » Wed 14 Jun, 2017 12:08

Rafolian wrote:Left in in on monday, picked it up this morning. Faultless job!!
Where was that done? I'm driving down to Alicante next month so maybe I should get mine resprayed while I'm there!

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Rafolian » Thu 15 Jun, 2017 08:42

Denia, on the coast next to Javea, approx 1 hour up the autovia from Alicante!

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Rodent » Thu 15 Jun, 2017 12:27

I just bought am Icarsoft code reader and adaptor to fit the 'pacman' connection. very pleased with the code reader......not quite so pleased that it 'cannot communicate with the ABS ecu'. my suspicion is that the ecu is broken!

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by motco » Tue 20 Jun, 2017 14:18

Another 'not quite bought' in that I replaced my BMW Business radio/tape player four years ago because the radio didn't work any more. A used identical unit which has been working well until recently came courtesy of eBay. Sadly, though, a cassette got stuck in it and I thought I might swap the deck for the deck from the old, dead, unit. Luckily I am a hoarder and still had the old one, and the deck was a straight swap. Now the old one is doubly dead because the deck cannot any longer be trusted and the radio is u/s. so I might bin it... :shock:

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by peter2b » Tue 20 Jun, 2017 18:53

a new (second hand) mesh screen off eBay it came of a 1998 z3 but for the life of me I can't find out how to fit the thing it is a ome one ,at each end of the frame there is a metal rod about 2" long the looks like it should fit into holes, my first thought was they went In to the hard top mounts ts but they ar'nt any way near by about 4" each side I've done a Google search but the only one look like they fit z3 without roll bars any one any ideas
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by colb » Tue 20 Jun, 2017 23:26

If your car has roll bars fitted it will not have the two holes in the rear trim for the wind blocker to be fitted.
I have a 1999 1.9 no roll bars but I have two mounting holes in the rear trim with blanking caps, these are removed and the mesh wind blocker fits into the holes. There are two versions of the wind blocker the difference is the distance between the pins for early and later models. I needed the one with the shorter distance between pins but these are rare so had to settle for the larger pin measurement one and had to make up two alloy uprights fitted on the rear bulkhead with holes in the top to drop the pins into. Mine now sits farther back then it would using the correct mounting holes I have in my trim but it still functions ok.
Old post of mine on here about fitting it if you do a search. I will see if I can find it.
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http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... =5&t=40423
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by colb » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 10:38

Oil and Air Filter from CarParts4less who were cheapest between them and Europarts who have a 55% discount offer at the moment. CarParts4less had a ACTION9 code for a 9% discount, my filters with the code applied came to £8.85.
Filters are Crossland brand.
Europarts with their 55% discount code came to £10 with the addition of a sump plug washer which I really didn't need, got a supply of these in my stock of spares already.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by peter2b » Fri 23 Jun, 2017 08:59

cheers for your tips
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by 4wheels » Sat 01 Jul, 2017 19:14

changed the oil and filter today, bought off eurocarparts, asked for castrol, and got the more expensive magnatec stop start instead.. which is nice.
painted some more of the wishbones and surrounding area with POR30. coming up nicely now!
and got off a stubborn bolt so i can change the other side rear ARB bush.
ohhh and took off the exhaust pump thing and capped off the hole in the engine, and the vav pipe.... and as a side note the brakes are now more responsive, so i guess there was a vacuum leak there!!!

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Robert T » Sat 01 Jul, 2017 22:03

Pot of touch up paint from Halfords for £11. Had to be ordered from the paint code. Dent and scratch on the double-skinned part of the bonnet, right through to the steel, after something came off the lorry in front of me on the motorway. Bah humbug.

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by z3ddie » Mon 03 Jul, 2017 09:51

Just ordered some Chipex - supposed to be a revolutionary stone chip repair kit, they have it on offer for £37 for the big kit, was dubious at first but looking at a lot of vid's on Youtube it really does seem to be a very easy rememdy - when it comes and I have cracked on with it will post a report

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by 4wheels » Wed 19 Jul, 2017 21:08

Some of the black side lights off ebay. Seem fine and look good black on black and half price.

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by bertiejaffa » Wed 19 Jul, 2017 22:58

straightened and resprayed bonnet, front bumper, passenger door, drivers door, both sills and both rear wings
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by z3ddie » Fri 21 Jul, 2017 13:54

Well after trying the Chipex, which came out rubbish, I had to invest in a Sealey polisher (half price on Amazon) and some G3 compound - only tried one bit of it so far on the chip repairs I did but really please with the outcome. G3 really does what it says it will unlike the Chipex

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Deano1712 » Fri 21 Jul, 2017 18:14

Fitted a new ariel grommet

Cut hand fitting the damn thing

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Robert T » Fri 21 Jul, 2017 21:38

Inspection II and Brake Fluid change for £290 at my local BMW specialist. Most expensive part was the oil. On an M44, it includes plugs and air filter. Cheapest part was new nut to fix a loose vibration damper, which was resonating horribly at 3k RPM, which cost me nothing. I had suspected the viscous coupling for the fan, but thankfully it wasn't that. Car sounds much better now.

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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by petecossie » Fri 21 Jul, 2017 22:44

I had A/C sorted on my car yesterday, used a reputable Auto Service depot who I've used before for fitting tyres that I previously purchased new from Camskill Tyres.
I have loads of service history and detailed bills covering the last 12 years or so, the last time the A/C was touched was way back in April 2007. Although the A/C worked OK the coolness level was not what I'd had on my previous model of this car which I explained to the guy at reception desk. The job took 50 mins, the gas was removed and pressure test carried out. The amount of gas taken out was in line with my thoughts that there was no major leak but the system had just been depleted since 2007.
New gas installed with added lubricant and tracer dye. You could now hang meat in the car it's that cold!!!
Normally costs £45, but got it for £19.50 on a Groupon Deal. A bargain I thought.
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Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Post by Jamezee » Sat 22 Jul, 2017 22:11

Two new sills :)
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