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by domross
Fri 07 Jun, 2019 12:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New rear window fitting?
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: New rear window fitting?

1st try will take about 45mins then about 30 mins start to finish after that...luck plays a huge part with this...
by domross
Fri 07 Jun, 2019 12:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Insurance

Just out of interest, what sort of price are people paying for agreed value classic insurance for a 2.8....I'm over 50, full no claims and drive the car noore than 4-5000 miles per year.
Currently pay about £170 but it's not agreed value (just had respray...car immaculate)
by domross
Fri 07 Jun, 2019 12:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New rear window fitting?
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: New rear window fitting?

The German window is good, although I found I couldn't get the clamps to close off the zip, every time I used them it pushed the zips open again...I had to stitch it shut. As far as the canvas is concerned, use a butter knife or rounded spatula to run the canvas back under the beading...you can seal...
by domross
Wed 17 Oct, 2018 10:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Side window leaks.
Replies: 3
Views: 965

Re: Side window leaks.

Silicone lubricant spray works the same as Gumpifledge, it expands the rubber slightly, cheaper and easier to obtain alternative.
Respectfully, the vote could do with a 'neither' as well...
by domross
Tue 18 Sep, 2018 11:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Genuine ac schnitzer type 3 wheels, 17" et 43 on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 987

Re: Genuine ac schnitzer type 3 wheels, 17" et 43 on ebay

what are the tyre sizes needed
by domross
Tue 26 Jun, 2018 13:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window disaster!
Replies: 13
Views: 1595

Re: Rear window disaster!

Did this last week,as a job its ok just a bit fiddly, but is mostly obvious, a few tips though...have the roof open and slightly ajar as it takes off the tension and makes it easier, also at the end i found it easier to stitch the ends to stop it coming apart,rather than placing the clamps...
by domross
Fri 15 Jun, 2018 08:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted. Rear screen zipper
Replies: 14
Views: 1571

Re: Wanted. Rear screen zipper

The window is all in and the zip ends are done. just a few tips if you are going to do this, that will save you time...if you get it right 1st time it'll only take about 30-45mins...however.. 1. If the Zipper appears tighter on one side than the other, (it is more difficult to go around the corners ...
by domross
Wed 13 Jun, 2018 20:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted. Rear screen zipper
Replies: 14
Views: 1571

Re: Wanted. Rear screen zipper

Thanks so much Jim, window arrived today and in...has to be one of the more fiddly jobs, how you laugh when it unzips halfway round just as you take the zipper off...for the 3rd time...looks great once done though Robert...I’m going to stitch the ends closed so will keep hold of the zipper just now ...
by domross
Mon 11 Jun, 2018 10:35
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted. Rear screen zipper
Replies: 14
Views: 1571

Re: Wanted. Rear screen zipper

Also Phil...depends how bad your seats are and whether you want them back to new or more lived-in...I have used this product https://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/product/1032/no-1-leather-renovation-kit on an E30 I used to have...you send off a small swatch of leather from under the seat, they colour matc...
by domross
Sun 10 Jun, 2018 22:51
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted. Rear screen zipper
Replies: 14
Views: 1571

Re: Wanted. Rear screen zipper

Jim, I’ve pm’d you 😁
Not used the repair service myself but the quality of his seat repairs looks good...he’s got a Facebook page under ‘the seat repair guy’ his contact deets are there...
by domross
Thu 07 Jun, 2018 21:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted. Rear screen zipper
Replies: 14
Views: 1571

Re: Wanted. Rear screen zipper

Again, no problem, just waiting on Jim still...
Are you going to use ‘the seat guy’ on ebay?
by domross
Wed 06 Jun, 2018 09:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted. Rear screen zipper
Replies: 14
Views: 1571

Re: Wanted. Rear screen zipper

No problem Robert, I'm waiting on hearing from Jim, but once the window is done, you are welcome to it.
by domross
Sat 02 Jun, 2018 08:56
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted. Rear screen zipper
Replies: 14
Views: 1571

Re: Wanted. Rear screen zipper

Hi Jim, definitely...Will take the whole thing :)
Cheers Dom
by domross
Sun 27 May, 2018 11:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted. Rear screen zipper
Replies: 14
Views: 1571

Wanted. Rear screen zipper

I’m looking to get my rear window refurbed, does anyone have the zip attachment for removal and replacement?
by domross
Fri 13 Jun, 2014 09:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Squeal from Rear Wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Squeal from Rear Wheel

yep, had exactly the same symptoms...did exactly the same clean up...and all appears ok...the only other thing I considered o will have a look at if it comes back is the driveshaft bearings...but keeping fingers crossed all fixed.
by domross
Sat 20 Apr, 2013 21:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 M parts clear-out *** EVERYTHING REDUCED ***
Replies: 44
Views: 4094

Re: Z3 M parts clear-out *** EVERYTHING REDUCED ***

Not got the door mirrors by any chance??
by domross
Sat 23 Mar, 2013 09:30
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 2.8 1997 palmetto green - SOLD
Replies: 16
Views: 2115

Re: Z3 2.8 1997 palmetto green 60000 miles with tax & MOT £2

Marc,If you were closer I would have that like a shot!!If nothing else you've covered all the jobs that need doing to make these even better cars. Have you thought of changing the wheels back to spec? It wouldn't make any difference to the price and i'm sure you'd get £500-1000 for them?! Looks grea...
by domross
Sun 17 Mar, 2013 22:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 97 1.9 for sale £1500 SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 988

Re: 97 1.9 for sale £1500 SOLD

Si, What are the wing/door mirrors on this? Are they Z3M's or something else??
by domross
Sat 16 Mar, 2013 17:59
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS....STRONGSTRUT - BUTT STRUTT
Replies: 24
Views: 1189

Re: FS....STRONGSTRUT - BUTT STRUTT

These are very definitely steel....v solid bit of kit and makes an amazing difference....really worth a bodybrace as well makes for go-kart handling!!
by domross
Wed 13 Mar, 2013 17:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: some cars are in a sad state
Replies: 25
Views: 2063

Re: some cars are in a sad state

Loved as much as a ginger step-child :lol: ...£700 would cover the interior and wheels though....rest looks shockingly bad...
by domross
Mon 04 Mar, 2013 11:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: *Z3 Breaking 2.0 Blue 52000 miles*
Replies: 12
Views: 1128

Re: *Z3 Breaking 2.0 Blue 52000 miles*

still after the passenger door/wing mirror if its available?
by domross
Wed 20 Feb, 2013 23:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: *Z3 Breaking 2.0 Blue 52000 miles*
Replies: 12
Views: 1128

Re: *Z3 Breaking 2.0 Blue 52000 miles*

pm sent re passenger door mirror
by domross
Sat 09 Feb, 2013 19:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS. Z3 M DOOR MIRRORS
Replies: 14
Views: 1160

Re: FS. Z3 M DOOR MIRRORS

Are you wanting to get some cash back?? ;)
by domross
Sat 09 Feb, 2013 19:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Z3 passenger side door mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Wanted: Z3 passenger side door mirror

Brilliant...thanks Dave
by domross
Sat 09 Feb, 2013 18:27
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS. Z3 M DOOR MIRRORS
Replies: 14
Views: 1160

Re: FS. Z3 M DOOR MIRRORS

Cheers Del...will have a look
by domross
Sat 09 Feb, 2013 18:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Z3 passenger side door mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Wanted: Z3 passenger side door mirror

Ignorance??? Should be 'if anyone' bloody predictive text..
by domross
Sat 09 Feb, 2013 18:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Z3 passenger side door mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Wanted: Z3 passenger side door mirror

As per title...due to an argument between the garage door and my wing mirror involving a large gust of wind , my mirror is now dangling by the wires...ignorance anyone has a mirror they can sell please let me know.
by domross
Sat 09 Feb, 2013 18:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS. Z3 M DOOR MIRRORS
Replies: 14
Views: 1160

Re: FS. Z3 M DOOR MIRRORS

Did anyone on here get these?? If so do you want til Sell your passenger side mirror??
by domross
Sat 15 Dec, 2012 18:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Condensation arrrggghhhh
Replies: 20
Views: 1615

Re: Condensation arrrggghhhh

try spraying or wiping the rubber with silicone lubricant....this causes the seals to expand slightly and may improve the seal
by domross
Sun 05 Jun, 2011 21:14
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Worrying attitude to insurance !
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Assuming the £7.5k was actually spent...why did they not just buy a Z3M??? I'm confused?? :?
by domross
Sun 05 Jun, 2011 20:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Taken for a ride - advice please
Replies: 39
Views: 5585

Agree strongly with DC...make sure you got the money back before you hand the car over...if you paid by debit card (or even better credit card) they can perhaps refund on that?
by domross
Sun 05 Jun, 2011 19:19
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Does anyone have an original BMW E30 Rokker / Valve Cover ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1313

You might want to try E30zone.net for this??
by domross
Sat 28 May, 2011 10:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Acceleration flat spot
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Acceleration flat spot

Pretty much as the title says...On my 2.8 '98 Zed there seems to have been a general loss of torque and when accelerating there is a flat spot between 1500-2000 revs above 2000 all is dandy The zed has just come back from an inspection 2 and I know the battery was disconnected for some time.... I kn...
by domross
Mon 23 May, 2011 19:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: So why is it we don't drive an MX5?
Replies: 53
Views: 3246

I've had both a Mk 1 MX5 and obviously a Zed...the MX5 was a nice little sports car...good handling and fun to drive ,however ,having driven from NE Scotland to Cornwall longer journeys were a little tiresome...but then again my car previous to that had been a VW T1 so anything was an improvement. T...
by domross
Fri 20 May, 2011 08:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: So why is it we don't drive an MX5?
Replies: 53
Views: 3246

Cos we like to live life on the edge?....not knowing when its time for the dreaded boot-weld repair :lol:
by domross
Sat 07 May, 2011 07:56
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: WOW rare Jag-E type restored
Replies: 8
Views: 902

£10k for an XJS???? :shock:
by domross
Wed 20 Apr, 2011 21:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bodybrace warning
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Thanks Mike...I'll have a look at that....even with the grounding wouldn't be without the bodybrace as it makes such a difference.
by domross
Tue 19 Apr, 2011 21:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bodybrace warning
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Bodybrace warning

Just thought I'd mention....have a butt-strut and body brace fitted to my Z3 which does improve handling fantastically...as others have mentioned you do get the occasional bum clenching grounding of the body brace...have just been crawling under the car (as you do) and noticed that in a few places t...
by domross
Sat 12 Mar, 2011 16:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dimensions ???
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Thanks for that...and the news is good!! Got a whole 2 inches to play with either side...:-)
by domross
Sat 12 Mar, 2011 14:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dimensions ???
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Dimensions ???

Does anyone know the width of the 2.8 prefacelift at it's widest point?? Just moving into a new house and got a horrible feeling I'm not going to make it into the garage :-( thanks...
by domross
Sat 05 Mar, 2011 10:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rubber edge maintainence
Replies: 12
Views: 920

silcone grease also does the trick
by domross
Mon 21 Feb, 2011 17:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Centre Armrest
Replies: 14
Views: 895

E36 Armrest is possible to fit with a little bit of work

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... highlight=

although mine could do with new cover so thanks for the link :wink:
by domross
Mon 14 Feb, 2011 08:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 surfboard?
Replies: 24
Views: 1823

Depends how far from your local break Pete....roof down and board nose down into passenger footwell is doable....but I would say you wouldn't want to be driving more than 15mins or particularly fast or with a passenger :roll: no roof racks suitable that I've seen though...
by domross
Wed 02 Jun, 2010 13:15
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Z3 purchased recently - advice needed
Replies: 9
Views: 1693

In answer to zebedee...assuming tracking/shockers are ok ,tramlining and handling problems can be improved by tyres ,bushes ,front strut brace ,butt strut with body brace ,everything improves things incrementally and I think that is the accepted 'value for money' order of doing things...I've got the...
by domross
Sun 07 Mar, 2010 20:45
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Anybody know what wheels these are?
Replies: 188
Views: 21452

could be borbet's or maybe azev's ??
by domross
Tue 26 Jan, 2010 20:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Strange vibration
Replies: 5
Views: 693

Drive belt on power steering pump out of alignment???
by domross
Sun 03 Jan, 2010 13:23
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Undercoats onpainted plastic?
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Black or dark green for undercoat...grey makes finish too light!!!
by domross
Thu 17 Dec, 2009 20:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhaust smoke?
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Probably a good idea to take the car out for a good run at least once a week though...2.5 miles a timewouldn't allow proper heating up etc.
by domross
Thu 17 Dec, 2009 19:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Driving in the snow
Replies: 33
Views: 2331

Keep to high a gear as possible...and everything in slow motion....agree with RobertT it's the other drivers you need to watch out for.....
by domross
Thu 17 Dec, 2009 19:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Driving in the snow
Replies: 33
Views: 2331

Keep to high a gear as possible...and everything in slow motion....agree with RobertT it's the other drivers you need to watch out for.....