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by ZedMatt
Mon 12 Mar, 2018 00:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Breaking: blue 2.0 z3
Replies: 31
Views: 5736

Re: Breaking: blue 2.0 z3

Hi,

I'm after a driver's side door pull handle if that's available separately from the rest of the driver's door.

Cheers
by ZedMatt
Sun 05 Jul, 2015 21:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 245917

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Cheers. Not sure I've got the skills to do that, but might have to look into it as a winter job.
by ZedMatt
Sun 05 Jul, 2015 13:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 245917

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Well, after a long 18 months (at least), I've finally got the Z back on the road 8-) Needed: - Service - New speed sensor on the N/S rear (old one had to be cut out due to corrosion) - New intake hose due to a split - New wiper blades - 4 new tyres (originals had manage 25500 miles and finally given...
by ZedMatt
Thu 19 Jul, 2012 15:55
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Shantybeater's S54 M Roadster
Replies: 351
Views: 54415

Re: Shantybeater's S54-BMWCar Mag+Xenon/Cruise Retrofit fini

Amazing :sunny

Is it going to be difficult putting them back on the Z after all that work? The first puddle will be the worst :lol:
by ZedMatt
Sat 09 Jun, 2012 12:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hood with glass window?
Replies: 34
Views: 4182

Re: Hood with glass window?

Have never used a blanket, pipe insulation or even cleaned the rear screen :oops:

That's why it's only ever usable at night when drivers have headlights on :lol:
by ZedMatt
Sat 09 Jun, 2012 12:19
Forum: Performance
Topic: Upgrade to 3.0 brakes?
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: Upgrade to 3.0 brakes?

I have the same issue with sticky brakes on my 2.0, but on the passenger side. Let me know if you need a home for your working left overs :lol:
by ZedMatt
Mon 26 Mar, 2012 11:59
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My M Roadster in the sunshine
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: My M Roadster in the sunshine

Nice.


I was about to say "wow, someone that uses their tonneau cover!" Then I realised you must have only put it on for the photos, because it's not tucked it :lol:
by ZedMatt
Mon 08 Aug, 2011 12:00
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Progress! (fwj01's 2.0l - Oxford Green)
Replies: 103
Views: 20422

:shock:

It really does prove that M's fit on a non-M Z. Very nicely done.
by ZedMatt
Wed 03 Aug, 2011 17:04
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: My 2.0ltr 6 Cyl For Sale
Replies: 16
Views: 976

Wow a Z with fewer miles than mine.

I'd say that'd be the reason for such a demanding price tag. Still...
by ZedMatt
Fri 03 Jun, 2011 10:44
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: been playing with the colli
Replies: 15
Views: 1547

I thought 915 was more durable than 476? That was the reason I chose it :shock:
by ZedMatt
Mon 16 May, 2011 17:01
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Naeem's Z3 Journal-04/07 Z3M console and SM goodies :)
Replies: 181
Views: 24312

Love the transformation on this Z! :shock:


The sidelights look nice and bright in the pic above. What bulbs have you got in there? Has anyone tried LED replacements?
by ZedMatt
Tue 16 Nov, 2010 15:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wiper Blades AERO
Replies: 29
Views: 1946

I've had retrofit aero blades on my Polo and they don't quite look as good as proper aero wipers with the correct arms. Do we know if there are any aero arms that are a direct replacement for the Z?
by ZedMatt
Sat 10 Apr, 2010 11:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Won't start!
Replies: 13
Views: 906

Wasn't a plugged in power pack. I have a c-tek charger/ conditioner, but not too happy leaving it plugged in for months in the garage. I know the fire risk should be negligible, but still. Definitely should have had it on charge for a week or so before MOT time. There are many expensive lessons I ha...
by ZedMatt
Fri 09 Apr, 2010 22:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Won't start!
Replies: 13
Views: 906

I did consider whether the the power pack could have been the issue, but it's difficult to apportion blame. Why would it have a 24v setting though? Is it possible that changing the battery can cause this issue? It just seems absurd that such a simple procedure can cause such an expensive fault. Am I...
by ZedMatt
Fri 09 Apr, 2010 15:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Won't start!
Replies: 13
Views: 906

Latest news was ECU trouble. They've stuck a new battery in so shouldn't be that anymore and checked all the earths. Trying to get them back on the phone to try and get some of this good weekend weather :head: Got hold of them... some internals of the ECU have been fried from a "power spike" caused ...
by ZedMatt
Thu 01 Apr, 2010 11:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Won't start!
Replies: 13
Views: 906

So you think it could be something as simple as earthing?

Also, strangely the leccy windows aren't working even with doors open and ignition on.
by ZedMatt
Wed 31 Mar, 2010 12:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Won't start!
Replies: 13
Views: 906

Won't start!

Was so excited about getting the Z ready for the summer and now I'm dreading the bill! :head: Put on charge the other day so that I could drive down to the MOT yesterday, but don't think I put it on early enough as it wouldn't start. So exchanged for a friend's battery to get it out of the garage to...
by ZedMatt
Wed 17 Mar, 2010 10:29
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: M roadster - Progress Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 26739

Ha ha, I was watching those ACSs too :lol:

IMO the 19 LMs look just too big for the Z, 18s all the way for me.
by ZedMatt
Mon 12 Oct, 2009 15:44
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New Company Car
Replies: 22
Views: 1484

yalden wrote:GTR/Phantom... company pool cars?!?! :shock:

What type of company do you work for? I assume one that doesn't pride itself on being green/eco/sustainable :lol:
...And can I have a job? :D
by ZedMatt
Thu 30 Oct, 2008 22:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Auto wipers?
Replies: 25
Views: 2561

I think it's a BMW thing, used to have it on a 3er I had a while back. I love this feature and wish it were on my Vdub too!
by ZedMatt
Wed 25 Jun, 2008 16:45
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: 20 Sept: ZRoadster Visit to Herts Police HQ
Replies: 41
Views: 4358

This sounds like fun and interesting. I'd be up for it in September :)
by ZedMatt
Wed 25 Jun, 2008 10:24
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hi New Member .. Velvet Blue Z3
Replies: 12
Views: 3133

Another gorgeous colour combo! :P
by ZedMatt
Wed 18 Jun, 2008 14:08
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My embarrasing start to Z ownership
Replies: 15
Views: 2900

Well, not been cleaned recently, but while I was out yesterday I had my camera handy so... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v315/m4ttm4son/frtqup.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v315/m4ttm4son/frtqdown.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v315/m4ttm4son/headon.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/...
by ZedMatt
Mon 09 Jun, 2008 07:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Battery charger / conditioner
Replies: 8
Views: 700

ditto. I've got a c-tek 3600 and has worked very well so far. 8-)
by ZedMatt
Mon 02 Jun, 2008 23:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch pedal Squeek Driving me mad!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1274

I've had this too for the past month. It's just starting to grate on me, so might have to follow everyone else and get fumbling around in the dark with some lubricant :D Is this a BMW clutch thing? I had a 316i years ago that did exactly the same. Back then I just mentioned it to my freindly indy se...
by ZedMatt
Mon 02 Jun, 2008 13:14
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: GT5 Prologue
Replies: 14
Views: 1248

I downloaded GRID over the weekend. Doesn't seem like Codemasters could be bothered. They just changed the graphics of DIRT to have less mud and hey presto another game! Looks somewhat fun, but I'm already bored of the loading screens just from the 2hrs played on the demo! :head:
by ZedMatt
Thu 29 May, 2008 15:16
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: GT5 Prologue
Replies: 14
Views: 1248

I have GT5P. Shame about not being able to race freinds, :evil: but I beleive there will be a patch to add damage or they'll definitely be running with it in the full GT5. If anyone wants to add me, pm me for PSN.
by ZedMatt
Thu 15 May, 2008 10:22
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Mora Red Zed!
Replies: 23
Views: 3074

:shock: That colour is gorrrgeous!!


Nice job with the cleaning too, well done. Definitely looks the weather for it. 8-)
by ZedMatt
Tue 13 May, 2008 15:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How to improve fuel economy on a 1.9 Z3????
Replies: 32
Views: 5367

Justin Time wrote:
ZedMatt wrote:Aren't the 1.9 and 2.0, the same capacity, but 12v vs. 24v?
Z3 Engine stats along with some other useful info :wink:
Yeah, I really don't know where that nugget of non-truth came from then :?: :dunce:
by ZedMatt
Tue 13 May, 2008 10:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How to improve fuel economy on a 1.9 Z3????
Replies: 32
Views: 5367

It is not always the case that a smaller engine is more economical as you tend to give it more gas to make up for the lack of torque.... Probably. Aren't the 1.9 and 2.0, the same capacity, but 12v vs. 24v? But the second half my still be valid - having to give more beans for the grin factor. I'm y...
by ZedMatt
Mon 12 May, 2008 15:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: CD changer cartridge
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Wanted: CD changer cartridge

As above. Can't seem to find one on ebay that's not the larger one for E46 onwards. :roll:
by ZedMatt
Sat 26 Apr, 2008 09:29
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Saturday 26th April-MicroMeet-Surrey/West Sussex
Replies: 15
Views: 1811

It turns out, I won't be able to make this one. Sorry :oops:

Next time gadget! :head:
by ZedMatt
Fri 25 Apr, 2008 17:05
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Saturday 26th April-MicroMeet-Surrey/West Sussex
Replies: 15
Views: 1811

As long as my cable installer comes early enough, I should be able to make an appearance and put some faces/ zeds to the names. :) No worries. I'll be aiming to be leaving at 2.20 latest. Have you been on a cruise before? Even if you have, it's good to read through Spokey's guide as to what to expe...
by ZedMatt
Fri 25 Apr, 2008 13:46
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Another newbie!
Replies: 7
Views: 1671

Looks and sounds similar to my spec. 8-) Good choice! Looks fab

I find the pedals quite heavy too and it takes me a few minutes to get used to it each weekend. Makes things a little lively on Monday mornings when I get back to the light pedals in my Polo on the way to work :D
by ZedMatt
Fri 25 Apr, 2008 13:37
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Window Club Stickers ?
Replies: 87
Views: 9882

///M_aniac wrote:That polo shirt looks really good. :P
8-)
Very much seconded. What's involved in getting a few of these made with individualities?
by ZedMatt
Fri 25 Apr, 2008 13:13
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Saturday 26th April-MicroMeet-Surrey/West Sussex
Replies: 15
Views: 1811

As long as my cable installer comes early enough, I should be able to make an appearance and put some faces/ zeds to the names. :)
by ZedMatt
Sun 13 Apr, 2008 12:04
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My embarrasing start to Z ownership
Replies: 15
Views: 2900

Well, all cleaned and raring to go. Went out for a drive last night and a few runs today. I was hoping to take some photos, but the weather's turned on me. :head:

Might take some anyway and post "wet look" pics. :lol:
by ZedMatt
Fri 11 Apr, 2008 13:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alternative to useless dim sidelights
Replies: 21
Views: 2195

Wanted to have a look at getting a pair of these, but they seem to have disappeared from ebay. Have we got an updated link please?
by ZedMatt
Wed 26 Mar, 2008 12:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insurance and Strut Braces
Replies: 67
Views: 4210

Out of interest, do you have to declare the powerflex bushes? Afterall they're not OEM. Just how rediculous are insurers when it comes to small changes? :dunce:
by ZedMatt
Wed 19 Mar, 2008 16:54
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Tattoo...!
Replies: 21
Views: 1653

Firstly, sorry to hear about your accident, sounds horrendous.

Re the tatt, I'd have to say IMHO, I wouldn't have a Z3 tattoo, but just the Z would look goooood! 8-)

Or the shark gills, but not sure on the placement of that one...
by ZedMatt
Wed 19 Mar, 2008 13:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Opinions wanted on 18" alloys
Replies: 5
Views: 448

mmm dishy. 8-)
by ZedMatt
Fri 14 Mar, 2008 07:35
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My embarrasing start to Z ownership
Replies: 15
Views: 2900

Absolutely. Once all shiny I'll be looking for any excuse. :D
by ZedMatt
Thu 13 Mar, 2008 10:56
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My embarrasing start to Z ownership
Replies: 15
Views: 2900

2.0 indeed

Well deduced. I didn't realise the 2.8 had chrome kidneys :nerd: I've, so far, used alloys as my spotting method for standard Z's. That loses its accuracy around here though, not many running about on standard shoes.
by ZedMatt
Thu 13 Mar, 2008 10:24
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My embarrasing start to Z ownership
Replies: 15
Views: 2900

HINT: It's the alloys that give it away.
by ZedMatt
Thu 13 Mar, 2008 08:36
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My embarrasing start to Z ownership
Replies: 15
Views: 2900

handily enough you're right. Should've seen that one coming :dunce:
by ZedMatt
Thu 13 Mar, 2008 07:47
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My embarrasing start to Z ownership
Replies: 15
Views: 2900

My embarrasing start to Z ownership

Here are a couple of pics of the slightly neglected beauty. :oops: The spec is Topaz blue with matching leather, CD, chrome pack. Can you guess what's under the hood? :) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v315/m4ttm4son/muckyfront.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v315/m4ttm4son/muckyside.jpg htt...
by ZedMatt
Wed 12 Mar, 2008 07:58
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Glad to see the site back up and running
Replies: 5
Views: 1243

Thanks everybody,

Ok shabs, if you see a nutter in a Polo waving at you, that'll be me :lol:

Cheers for the info gary :rtm: , handbrake was left off, but will check tyres etc., hopefully get her started and moving about today so will be taking some photos.
by ZedMatt
Tue 11 Mar, 2008 11:37
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Glad to see the site back up and running
Replies: 5
Views: 1243

Glad to see the site back up and running

Hi guys and gals, I've been a lurker for a few months whilst waiting to get my Z3. Now that the site's back I thought I'd say hi and introduce myself. My name's Matt, am 26 next month and live/ work in South London. I hope to get out and about on some meets round here once the baby is unleashed. :tw...