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by Rocketman
Sat 24 Aug, 2019 06:06
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Boot weld repairers around North Yorkshire?
Replies: 13
Views: 919

Re: Boot weld repairers around North Yorkshire?

That seems a very fair price to me. I totally agree with your thoughts on the car and how it should be repaired and the RF kit does appear to be the most substantial. I have already had the RF kit laying around for a number of years waiting to have it fitted. After seeing the work carried out on you...
by Rocketman
Fri 23 Aug, 2019 04:10
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Boot weld repairers around North Yorkshire?
Replies: 13
Views: 919

Re: Boot weld repairers around North Yorkshire?

RobTFC, the repair looks very well executed. Do you mind me asking what they charged for the fix ? Regards Jeremy
by Rocketman
Wed 14 Aug, 2019 15:15
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Boot weld repairers around North Yorkshire?
Replies: 13
Views: 919

Re: Boot weld repairers around North Yorkshire?

Rob, out of interest are you going for the full Randy Forbes repair that includes modifying the diff mount to two point to accept the 'two ear' diff cover from..M3 Cover...I think it was ? I believe it includes changing the speedo timing plate which was included in my kit.

Regards Jeremy
by Rocketman
Thu 08 Aug, 2019 04:35
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Boot weld repairers around North Yorkshire?
Replies: 13
Views: 919

Re: Boot weld repairers around North Yorkshire?

That's great news. I've had the Randy Forbes kit for a few years now but never found a place I can trust to do a good job fitting.

I'll be interested to see the results of their work. I also have Redish down as a possibility. I'm a bit further south in St Neots.
by Rocketman
Thu 06 Jun, 2019 08:08
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z£M Roadster 1999 Radio Code
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Z£M Roadster 1999 Radio Code

Tufarlian, thanks for all your advice.

Eventually got a chance to let the car sit there with radio on for an hour and great news, alternate radio Code entered and now working. Thanks again.
by Rocketman
Mon 03 Jun, 2019 16:03
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z£M Roadster 1999 Radio Code
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Z£M Roadster 1999 Radio Code

Don't appear to have access to use the buttons to enter the code.
by Rocketman
Sun 02 Jun, 2019 13:29
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z£M Roadster 1999 Radio Code
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Z£M Roadster 1999 Radio Code

Turfarlian, thanks. Its strange. The radio is now coming up with 'Code Wait' and doesn't let me change anything by using the button keys. I have also found a Radio Pass BMW card that states the code is 9479 (Europe) which i do seem to recognise from years ago. Anyway at the moment I have no access t...
by Rocketman
Sun 02 Jun, 2019 09:49
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z£M Roadster 1999 Radio Code
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Z£M Roadster 1999 Radio Code

Returned from a period abroad. Car has been on a CTEK during that time so battery should be fine. Started car and radio (Blaupunkt Business CD RDS) is asking for Code. Front of service record book has hand written tells me Code is 8142. My first question, how do I physically enter the code? I know h...
by Rocketman
Sun 06 Jul, 2014 08:56
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: boot floor welding
Replies: 21
Views: 2987

Re: boot floor welding

Kornkarr,

I have the Randy Forbes kit but not yet found an installer/welder. Did you have to modify the exhaust system on your car once the kit was installed?

Regards

Rocketman
by Rocketman
Thu 08 Aug, 2013 17:07
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: First Time Ever Double Dakar With Pictures.
Replies: 11
Views: 1598

Re: First Time Ever Double Dakar With Pictures.

Is that a coincidence, or do all Dakar yellow cars come with the same wheels?
by Rocketman
Sat 08 Jun, 2013 11:35
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Bromley Pageant of Motoring
Replies: 1
Views: 1345

Bromley Pageant of Motoring

Any one from on here attending the Bromley Pageant of Motoring tomorrow (9th June) ?
by Rocketman
Sat 20 Apr, 2013 10:17
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Crack in Diff to Subframe area - Spot welds in the Boot?
Replies: 50
Views: 8617

Re: Crack in Diff to Subframe area - Spot welds in the Boot?

petecossie, Thanks for that. Great info. That's just the sort of place I would like to have do my repair. Couldn't see an e-mail address for them but I will phone them later and try and get one, then e-mail them the details of the Randy Forbes kit and the fitting instructions and see what they think...
by Rocketman
Fri 19 Apr, 2013 19:12
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Crack in Diff to Subframe area - Spot welds in the Boot?
Replies: 50
Views: 8617

Re: Crack in Diff to Subframe area - Spot welds in the Boot?

Damon,

Would be very interested for feedback on the job you had done and where it was done. As you say I have the RF kit but this is not necessarily the method I will finally go for.
by Rocketman
Wed 17 Apr, 2013 16:48
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Crack in Diff to Subframe area - Spot welds in the Boot?
Replies: 50
Views: 8617

Re: Crack in Diff to Subframe area - Spot welds in the Boot?

So can anyone recommend a reliable quality workshop in my area capable of carrying out this job then ?

St Neots, Cambridgeshire but could travel.
by Rocketman
Tue 16 Apr, 2013 16:55
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Crack in Diff to Subframe area - Spot welds in the Boot?
Replies: 50
Views: 8617

Re: Crack in Diff to Subframe area - Spot welds in the Boot?

Damon,

When I get a chance I'll unpack the Randy Forbes kit and take a picture of the component parts and post.

Regards

Rocketman
by Rocketman
Tue 16 Apr, 2013 07:34
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Crack in Diff to Subframe area - Spot welds in the Boot?
Replies: 50
Views: 8617

Re: Crack in Diff to Subframe area - Spot welds in the Boot?

Damon, I am in St Neots (near MK) and would be interested to hear where you get your boot floor sorted. I actually have the Randy Forbes mod kit waiting to be fitted but have not yet sourced the Diff cover required or a decent welder to do the job. I am currently monitoring the spot welds, not drast...
by Rocketman
Tue 04 Sep, 2012 10:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Magnetic Stoneguards - March 2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5920

Re: Magnetic Stoneguards - NEW BATCH NOW AVAILABLE

I have just ordered a set thru PAYPAL.

Regards

Rocketman
by Rocketman
Sat 18 Aug, 2012 09:23
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: ABS Warning Lamp & OBD Reader
Replies: 8
Views: 1143

Re: ABS Warning Lamp & OBD Reader

Sorry, meant to address my last post to Offyourmarks!! Bit early in the morning for me.

Rocketman.
by Rocketman
Sat 18 Aug, 2012 09:22
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: ABS Warning Lamp & OBD Reader
Replies: 8
Views: 1143

Re: ABS Warning Lamp & OBD Reader

Swamper,

Will that bit of kit operate on a 1999 Z3M, because I can't see any reference in the list of compatible cars? Looks like a great bit of kit if it does, appears to give 'all access' to the car.

Regards

Rocketman
by Rocketman
Thu 16 Aug, 2012 23:28
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: ABS Warning Lamp & OBD Reader
Replies: 8
Views: 1143

ABS Warning Lamp & OBD Reader

For the last couple of years my 1999 Z3M Roadster has initially failed its MOT due to ABS warning lit on dashboard. Each time it has been due to Near Side Rear ABS Sensor (which was replaced each time). A few days of driving after the MOT and the ABS light comes on again! I'm getting fed up with thi...
by Rocketman
Mon 28 May, 2012 07:25
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Stiff / difficult gear change
Replies: 33
Views: 7316

Re: Stiff / difficult gear change

Thanks for the input.

I will work my way thru Pingu's check list and hope I get a result before the final option!

Just to clarify, because Earl's appear to do two clutch hoses, is it the straight ended one I should be ordering?
by Rocketman
Sun 27 May, 2012 14:42
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Stiff / difficult gear change
Replies: 33
Views: 7316

Stiff / difficult gear change

My Z3M is very difficult to get into first gear. Depressing the clutch appears to disengage the gears OK but going from neutral into first is always very hard. Might be my imagination but appears to be worse as the car warms up? Any suggestions? New gearbox oil / clutch adjustment etc ?
by Rocketman
Mon 07 Nov, 2011 12:22
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: What do you call this bit ?!?!?!
Replies: 15
Views: 2025

Tonneau cover, usual go for between 50 to 70 pounds I think.

Regards

Rocketman
by Rocketman
Sun 23 Oct, 2011 16:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z4M Coupe
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Z4M Coupe

I'm thinking of buying a Z4M Coupe. Are there any pitfalls that I should be aware of when searching?

Do they suffer with anything like 'boot floor welds' as in the Z3M's?

Any advice welcomed.

Rocketman
by Rocketman
Thu 22 Sep, 2011 06:57
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: July 20-22 2012 - Z Fest
Replies: 128
Views: 13754

I'd like to come along as well please. I'm in St Neots so wouldn't mind joining the East Anglia crew if possible.

Rocketman
by Rocketman
Mon 12 Sep, 2011 20:36
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Triple Wax Liquid Gold
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

The car is a Pontiac Solstice.
by Rocketman
Thu 26 May, 2011 13:21
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Boot Weld Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Boot Welds

Thanks for the input Jonttt, That was the plan if no other recommendations come in. I was considering Munich Legends. I spoke to them at the last Gaydon show but didn't have the Randy Forbes kit at the time. I have the install instructions from Randy and as I intend to keep the car I will go for the...
by Rocketman
Wed 25 May, 2011 16:19
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Shantybeater's S54 M Roadster
Replies: 351
Views: 57763

Shantybeater,

Is that the standard Diff cover you have on your car, or aftermarket?

Rocketman
by Rocketman
Wed 25 May, 2011 14:42
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Boot Weld Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Boot Floor Welds

Got my repair kit delivered from Randy Forbes,

Can anybody recommend someone to carry out the repair work for me?

I will need the strengthened cross member welded in and I want to fit the different Diff cover (two securing points not one).

Any ideas.....Pease!

Rocketman
by Rocketman
Fri 20 May, 2011 05:35
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Boot Weld Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Boot Weld Repair

I'm about to take delivery of the Randy Forbes boot weld / diff bracket repair kit for my Z3M Roadster. The full option repair is quite involved and includes changing the diff housing as well as letting in the new strengthened crossmember. Can anyone recommend a reliable / quality company to carry o...
by Rocketman
Wed 23 Jun, 2010 05:12
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 M Coupe/Roadster Standard Rear Exhaust & Beam
Replies: 7
Views: 1515

Sorry to be dim, but when you say 'rear beam' what do you mean?

I have a Z3M roadster starting to suffer from popping spot welds on boot floor. Is your 'rear beam' the reinforced repalecment crossmember that is sometimes fitted during spot weld / boot floor repair?

Regards
by Rocketman
Mon 07 Jun, 2010 17:57
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M boot floor
Replies: 66
Views: 12246

Is it worth putting an information pack together (say from this forum) and presenting it to my local BMW dealer? Surely this sort of problem proves that the original welds and diff bracket were not upto the job. If BMW are doing a strengthened 'repair' part they must know the original was inadequate...
by Rocketman
Fri 04 Jun, 2010 17:59
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M boot floor
Replies: 66
Views: 12246

Z3M Boot Welds

Sorry to bring this up again but I have just checked my car and find some of the spot welds in the boot have gone. After all the info on this is there anyone in UK who could be considered a recommended 'fixer'? I'm not sure I even want to try and start bothering BMW dealer with this. Regards to all ...
by Rocketman
Tue 05 May, 2009 14:47
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Bit of light reading...
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Yes, I've got the same book.

Not really needed to use it yet and hope I don't have to really....but nice to have.
by Rocketman
Fri 10 Apr, 2009 11:28
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Books on the Z3
Replies: 14
Views: 3651

I've got three titles that are quite good:- 1) BMW Z Series - The Complete Story by Mick Walker. 2) BMW Z3 M Coupes & Roadsters Gold Portfolio by Brooklands Books. 3) BMW Z3 & Z3M Brooklands Road Tests by Brooklands Books. Mick Walker is a Z3 owner driver. His book covers the history of all of the Z...
by Rocketman
Sun 29 Mar, 2009 14:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What is your Z?
Replies: 133
Views: 13733

1) Rocketman
2) Z3M Roadster
3) Manual
4) Estoril Blue
5) Black - Blue
6) NK
7) Saudi Arabia & Cambridgeshire
by Rocketman
Sun 29 Mar, 2009 13:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What is your Z?
Replies: 133
Views: 13733

1) Rocketman
2) Z3M Roadster
3) Manual
4) Estoril Blue
5) Black - Blue
6) NK
7) Saudi Arabia & Cambridgeshire
by Rocketman
Sun 07 Sep, 2008 23:33
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Sun 7th September Northern BMW Festival
Replies: 92
Views: 13146

Looks like you all had a good day. More photos please. Sorry, I wasn't able to make it in the end. Sad. Was messed about by Comet. Had a notebook computer in for repair at Comet and the last chance to pick it up from Banbury was today. Still had a nice trip out in the Z3M. Anyway back to sunny Saudi...
by Rocketman
Fri 05 Sep, 2008 18:36
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My pride and joy!!
Replies: 25
Views: 2765

Hi there Gookah,

Nice car. Where did you get the Wind deflector from? Only ones I've seen made from perspex material are from USA. I still have OEM role hoops fitted though.

Cheers

Rocketman
by Rocketman
Sat 30 Aug, 2008 22:09
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Sun 7th September Northern BMW Festival
Replies: 92
Views: 13146

R,

Where are the further details of the event posted?

Rocketman
by Rocketman
Sat 30 Aug, 2008 19:39
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M Roadster Temperature
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Thanks for the info on the oil temp (left hand gauge) but it was the central gauge I was looking at. I'm amazed they bothered with a gauge like that in an M. Doesn't really seem that relavent.

Cheers

Rocketman
by Rocketman
Sat 30 Aug, 2008 18:35
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M Roadster Temperature
Replies: 5
Views: 681

aj2007,

Thanks for that. As you can tell I am new to the Z3M, just converted from Z3 1.9! I thought the reading was a bit odd.

I suppose I should sit down and read the owners handbbook.

Rocketman
by Rocketman
Sat 30 Aug, 2008 10:18
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M Roadster Temperature
Replies: 5
Views: 681

M Roadster Temperature

Can anyone tell me what sort of temperature reading you are getting on the Water Temp gauge on the centre console. Mine reads in degrees C and appears to be around 40? What is 'normal'?

Cheers

Rocketman
by Rocketman
Sat 30 Aug, 2008 10:07
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Sun 7th September Northern BMW Festival
Replies: 92
Views: 13146

Hi there R,

Won't say yes to the Bacon Butties because of the distance we have to travel, I doubt we would wake up in time! Will try and aim to arrive at the show about the time the BB crew turn up (11:00).

See you there.

Rocketman
by Rocketman
Fri 29 Aug, 2008 22:48
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Sun 7th September Northern BMW Festival
Replies: 92
Views: 13146

I'm a new Z3M Roadster convert (previous Z3 1.9 owner) and don't get much opportunity to drive my car so I would like to attend this meeting and show my car. As I have read it is turn up, pay, show car. Is that correct or do I need to let anyone know in advance? I would like to be able to park my ca...
by Rocketman
Fri 22 Aug, 2008 22:46
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Knebworth Show
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

Knebworth Show

Anybody thinking of going to Knebworth Classic Car Show over this bank holiday weekend?

Just wondered because I live fairly local and was thinking of going. Too late to go as an exhibit and I think car is too young but it's normally a good show.

Rocketman
by Rocketman
Fri 22 Aug, 2008 09:39
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Owners Manual for Z3M Roadster
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Muppet,

Cheers for the PDF file, just what I wanted. In the end I also ordered a hard copy from the local dealer, which arrived yesterday. Want to make sure I have all the correct documents to go with the car before these sort of things become unsupported by BMW.

Rocketman
by Rocketman
Fri 22 Aug, 2008 09:34
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Hi People... New M Roadster Owner & Forum Member...
Replies: 32
Views: 2311

What's all this about an illuminating gear knob. I bought a Z3 M Roadster (1999, S50) recently, gear knob came off in my hand when trying to get reverse, didn't see any sign of wires etc? Bought a new gear knob from BMW and new knob doesn't appear to have any way of illuminating? Is this something o...
by Rocketman
Tue 19 Aug, 2008 18:24
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Owners Manual for Z3M Roadster
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Owners Manual for Z3M Roadster

Hi all, Recently moved from a Z3 1.9i (2001) to a Z3M Roadster (1999). My question is can anyone tell me what Owners Handbbook (OH) originally came with the car? was it a standard OH with separate pages for the 3.2M or just a standard OH for 1999 model? If anyone has one and there is a BMW part numb...
by Rocketman
Thu 02 Aug, 2007 21:59
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Dent Repairs
Replies: 8
Views: 1675

I've got some small dents I want dealt with. Tried the website mentioned but didn't come up. Anyone got any more details on Dent Medics and how to contact them. I'm in Cambridgeshire but prepared to travel for a good recommendation.

Cheers

Rocketman