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by Gazza
Thu 31 Jan, 2019 20:21
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Hard starting?
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Hard starting?

Mine turns over fine but like it isn’t getting enough fuel and put put puting into life from cold.
by Gazza
Sat 26 Jan, 2019 12:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Info on Instruments wanted please.
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Info on Instruments wanted please.

Hi, One simple thing that no one has mentioned so far. What about wheel size? If those have a smaller diameter than the specificated wheels for the car, it will of course show wrong speed. Cough cough :wink: Mine is over by 8mph at 70mph, I’ve no idea why. Tyre and wheel sizes are standard.
by Gazza
Fri 25 Jan, 2019 21:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted; BMW Z3 M Seats
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: Wanted; BMW Z3 M Seats

Expect to pay a small fortune,they rarely come up for sale and the ones I’ve seen for sale aren’t cheap.


Sport seats are similar to ‘M’ seats.
by Gazza
Fri 25 Jan, 2019 21:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Info on Instruments wanted please.
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Info on Instruments wanted please.

Mine is over by 8mph at 70mph, I’ve no idea why. Thinking further, if the speedo is over reading would that mean the mileage is rising more than actual mileage ? Tyre and wheel sizes are standard. The dot could be due to the cluster being replaced, from memory the cluster checks with the ecu for a m...
by Gazza
Sun 13 Jan, 2019 22:36
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: TRACKER problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

Re: TRACKER problem

That’s a result
by Gazza
Sat 12 Jan, 2019 13:41
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: This could be an entertaining thread
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

Re: This could be an entertaining thread

sfh3l wrote:
Sat 12 Jan, 2019 12:28
Hmmmmm

9 seconds? More like 7, but who staid journalism had to be based on fact?

It may be under powered by today’s standards but for me it drives effortlessly.
by Gazza
Thu 03 Jan, 2019 20:01
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Latest Z1 Parts Info.
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: Latest Z1 Parts Info.

Good to know and thanks for the update.
by Gazza
Thu 03 Jan, 2019 19:55
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Resurecting an Orinnoco 2.8
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: Resurecting an Orinnoco 2.8

If the car is drivable I would run around for a few miles, the ABS light may go off. Do the discs/pads need replacing ? The sensors can be a bit tricky to release so use some WD40 and soak for a while. As suggested you can get fairly cheap diagnostic equipment from eBay, you’ll need the connector ca...
by Gazza
Wed 02 Jan, 2019 20:13
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2019 events
Replies: 6
Views: 17723

Re: 2017 events

2nd July 2017 - Doncaster Classic Car Show 17th July 2017 - BMWCC Trackday - Croft Circuit 4th August 4th 2017 - BMWCC Trackday - Knockhill Circuit 19th & 20th August 2017 - Tewkesbury Classic Car Show 17th September 2017 - Big Welsh Car Show 25th September 25th 2017 - BMWCC Trackday - Snetterton 30...
by Gazza
Mon 31 Dec, 2018 11:11
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Happy 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 820

Happy 2019

Have a happy New Year to all at zroadster.net


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by Gazza
Sun 16 Dec, 2018 16:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Re: WANTED

Spurs fan in a coupe breaks Z3’s, send him a pm
by Gazza
Wed 12 Dec, 2018 20:10
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hello everybody
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: Hello everybody

Welcome to the forum :D
by Gazza
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 19:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: wheels
Replies: 1
Views: 625

Re: wheels

Depends on the offset (et) and width of the wheels.

If you fit spacers then get longer bolts.
by Gazza
Thu 22 Nov, 2018 18:45
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Car SOS
Replies: 0
Views: 744

Car SOS

Watching S6 ep4 tonight and noticed a Z3M Estoril Roadster with hardtop in the workshop.
by Gazza
Sat 17 Nov, 2018 15:32
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 - anyone we know ?
Replies: 0
Views: 1057

Z1 - anyone we know ?

My mate had this Z1 in for detailing

https://www.facebook.com/57907510548379 ... 397754315/
by Gazza
Sat 17 Nov, 2018 12:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How’s my old Z3 3.0
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

Re: How’s my old Z3 3.0

lightning wrote:
Wed 03 Oct, 2018 12:17
YK02 WYJ

I can’t remember the buyers username, it was all on the for sale thread but it’s been deleted

The Admin wouldn’t have deleted the thread.

There is a for sale thread here https://zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.p ... =45004#top
by Gazza
Tue 13 Nov, 2018 18:03
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: TRACKER problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

Re: TRACKER problem

I bought a car with a Tracker and was informed that I could carry on with the contract. I was told the same as you, needs to be checked and at least battery replaced, cost would be near the cost of a new unit so I had a new unit fitted, like you I was told the old unit was obsolete, it was six years...
by Gazza
Sun 04 Nov, 2018 20:43
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Had a bit of a spend up today!
Replies: 4
Views: 1957

Re: Had a bit of a spend up today!

I tried the Collinite 845 yesterday, it was really thick like wallpaper paste and a similar texture, buffed up fine.
by Gazza
Sat 03 Nov, 2018 20:45
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Insurance Dilemma
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: Insurance Dilemma

My classic policy is with RH Classics
by Gazza
Fri 02 Nov, 2018 18:04
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Engine oil Z3 M
Replies: 15
Views: 1738

Re: Engine oil Z3 M

Not a problem doing the oil change myself but, with the CSL it really needs FBMWSH
by Gazza
Thu 01 Nov, 2018 22:44
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Insurance Dilemma
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: Insurance Dilemma

I have two policies, multicar and classic. My Z1 is at present on classic/limited mileage/special restrictions at £190 with market value, which seems to be a minimum of £30k at present checking various sales sites. My M3CSL was on classic/limited mileage/special restrictions at £580 with market valu...
by Gazza
Thu 01 Nov, 2018 22:18
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Engine oil Z3 M
Replies: 15
Views: 1738

Re: Engine oil Z3 M

BMW oil must be really special, I got a price for an oil service on the Z4M for £199. The CSL however came out at £293 :shock:
by Gazza
Sun 28 Oct, 2018 19:46
Forum: Z3 range knowledgebase
Topic: Seat motors
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Re: Seat motors

Agreed, great write up as usual.

Moved to the Z3 Knowledge base.
by Gazza
Sun 28 Oct, 2018 19:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted 19" CSL's
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Re: Wanted 19" CSL's

Good choice, also take a look at the 359’s

https://zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=45706
by Gazza
Sun 28 Oct, 2018 19:32
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: I'm Back
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Re: I'm Back

I think the M3 has better handling than the Z4MC to be honest.
The Z4MC does feel quicker at times.
by Gazza
Sun 28 Oct, 2018 14:04
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: I'm Back
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Re: I'm Back

What was it about the M3 that you didn’t like ?

I recently bought a Z4M Coupe :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
by Gazza
Fri 26 Oct, 2018 16:12
Forum: BMW Car Club and Z Register
Topic: Lower control arm Z3 M
Replies: 6
Views: 1506

Re: Lower control arm Z3 M

I’ve heard that joint is a pain.

Great result on the price
by Gazza
Tue 23 Oct, 2018 19:29
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Collinite # 845
Replies: 10
Views: 1302

Re: Collinite # 845

Just ordered a bottle of 845 to compare with my current wax.

I waxed part of the car two weeks ago, when wet it beads really well, the rest of the car just stays wet
Easier to dry the waxed areas, water spots tend to appear on the unwaxed areas.
by Gazza
Mon 22 Oct, 2018 17:43
Forum: BMW Car Club and Z Register
Topic: Lower control arm Z3 M
Replies: 6
Views: 1506

Re: Lower control arm Z3 M

Www.reaioem.com lists the lower arm as different for the Z3M to all other Z’s

31122228461
31122228462

Euro carparts list them, two brands, £84.99 and £128.99 each
by Gazza
Sun 21 Oct, 2018 13:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot lid stuck
Replies: 24
Views: 5352

Re: Boot lid stuck

Kica93 wrote:
Sun 21 Oct, 2018 02:01
Hi there, newbie here,
Can you send me your method? Thanks
Pm sent
by Gazza
Fri 19 Oct, 2018 11:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: delete
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Re: delete

Did you sort the problem ?
by Gazza
Sun 14 Oct, 2018 13:06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: iphone battery problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: iphone battery problem?

I had the same with an iPhone 5 battery, as have lots of people. One minute the battery level was say 75% and the next it would turn off, I’d switch it back on and was on the red battery level. I searched the net and did adjustments to this and that, it helped a bit, I just use it for music in the c...
by Gazza
Fri 12 Oct, 2018 18:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M Tec 2 steering wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: M Tec 2 steering wheel

The wheel is thick in my Z4M and when I drive the Z3M you realise how thin the rim really is, after a few minutes it’s forgotten.

I don’t mind the wheel in the Z3M re thickness and diameter.
by Gazza
Fri 12 Oct, 2018 18:26
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Engine oil Z3 M
Replies: 15
Views: 1738

Re: Engine oil Z3 M

As suggested, yearly would be ok.

A few grades have been suggested or favoured, 0/40 being one.

I’m sure my last change was 5/30
by Gazza
Sat 06 Oct, 2018 19:44
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Collinite # 845
Replies: 10
Views: 1302

Re: Collinite # 845

I don’t think a polish is abrasive enough to remove swirl marks, you’d need a compound and a machine to do that effectively.

Maybe just clay bar then polish then wax.

I’ve used a Meguires 3 stage cleaner/polish/wax in the past which was very good (after using a clay bar first)
by Gazza
Sat 06 Oct, 2018 18:57
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Collinite # 845
Replies: 10
Views: 1302

Re: Collinite # 845

Strange you should post this, I’ve been reading up on sealants, polishes and waxes. I agree that the car should be polished then waxed. If a sealant has been used then it’s pointless to wax on that. I was looking at Collinite 476 I waxed the Z4 yesterday using a wax that has been in the garage for y...
by Gazza
Fri 05 Oct, 2018 20:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: All comments and suggestions welcomed!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1020

Re: All comments and suggestions welcomed!!

A friend of mine had a strange bump noise when accelerating and also under braking.

On further investigation it was a water bottle under the passenger seat :lol:
by Gazza
Tue 25 Sep, 2018 18:21
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 detailed
Replies: 3
Views: 671

Re: Z1 detailed

Like you say, different prices for different things, also I got mates rates :D

A basic wash and machine polish would be approx £150 depending on size of vehicle, I’ve seen others charging twice this.
by Gazza
Sat 22 Sep, 2018 14:00
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 detailed
Replies: 3
Views: 671

Z1 detailed

Had the Z1 detailed, another great job by Dave at Clean and Gleam Romford

Pictures here
https://www.facebook.com/19011394776371 ... 568622269/

Video here
https://www.facebook.com/19011394776371 ... 951948264/
by Gazza
Sat 22 Sep, 2018 13:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z4M Purchase
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: Z4M Purchase

With the lower eBay price he has set the bar :D

Good luck, if I had the space I’d go and have a look at it.
by Gazza
Sat 22 Sep, 2018 13:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z4M Purchase
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: Z4M Purchase

There’s a similar price/mileage on eBay

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3854309548
by Gazza
Sat 22 Sep, 2018 13:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z4M Purchase
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: Z4M Purchase

All you can do it take a look

Cheaper on eBay, that’s a worry. Possible crash repair but not registered ?
by Gazza
Sat 22 Sep, 2018 12:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z4M Purchase
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: Z4M Purchase

That’s very very cheap, do some research


I recently bought a Z4M Coupe, fantastic cars :D
by Gazza
Thu 20 Sep, 2018 21:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Before you blame the Sender..
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Re: Before you blame the Sender..

10/10 for persistence

Use imgur or Flickr for picture hosting
by Gazza
Sat 08 Sep, 2018 14:45
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: New Screen replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 1172

Re: New Screen replacement

What will be your process for the crack repairs on the panels ?
by Gazza
Fri 31 Aug, 2018 20:23
Forum: Performance
Topic: Wheels refurbished
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: Wheels refurbished

I’ve had a few sets of wheels done by local mobile companies, ok but not perfect.

I had a set done at Lepsons in Kent and was very happy, not much more expensive than the mobile boys either.
by Gazza
Fri 31 Aug, 2018 20:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS lights - frustration!
Replies: 51
Views: 8906

Re: ABS lights - frustration!

I have a friend with a BMW X5 and he was having problems with ABS as described, his local mechanic said it was the alternator playing up, under and overcharging so he replaced it, ABS problem gone.

Not saying it’s always that but worth looking into.
by Gazza
Sun 05 Aug, 2018 13:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight 'Glass' Cleaning results?
Replies: 8
Views: 1109

Re: Headlight 'Glass' Cleaning results?

Does it last ?

I’ve done the lights on my van a few times and they eventually fade again. In the end I bought new light units from eBay.
by Gazza
Fri 27 Jul, 2018 19:26
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Making hard decision
Replies: 26
Views: 4452

Re: Making hard decision

That has to be the cheapest Z3M on the planet.
by Gazza
Fri 27 Jul, 2018 13:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Hardtop tool(for securing screws at front of Hardtop)
Replies: 6
Views: 1368

Re: Hardtop tool(for securing screws at front of Hardtop)

I use a normal hex fitting in a screwdriver