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by BonBon
Mon 08 Oct, 2018 11:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Before you blame the Sender..
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Before you blame the Sender..

If you look carefully at the tank you may find that it deformed over time and the plastic wall is interfering with the arm. I saw scratches on the inner side of my tank done over the years by the arm.
by BonBon
Wed 12 Sep, 2018 10:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £1600
Replies: 30
Views: 5796

Re: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £1900

Makes absolutely no sense.
Here it would go for ~11,000 quid :bawl:
by BonBon
Wed 13 Jun, 2018 12:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 1.9 Pre facelift M44 Engine. Lambada probe
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Z3 1.9 Pre facelift M44 Engine. Lambada probe

I assume your Cat Conveter itself may be knackered.
by BonBon
Tue 05 Jun, 2018 06:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS: 1999 Steel Grey 2.8
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: 1999 Steel Grey 2.8

Seems like you part with your beloved Zs and keep on coming back for more.
Can't say I blame you :lol:
by BonBon
Thu 17 May, 2018 06:12
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2001(Y) Z3 3.0 for sale (80,000 miles)
Replies: 6
Views: 998

Re: 2001(Y) Z3 3.0 for sale (80,000 miles)

What is the rationale for the reserve being "secret"?
by BonBon
Thu 05 Apr, 2018 10:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rain Water Ingress - I'm out of ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 2158

Re: Rain Water Ingress - I'm out of ideas

I'm not sure Gummi is hydrophobic. I've had success on the top of the window by using a hydrophobic spray used for waterproofing canvas (roofs and/or tents). In small/tight areas I apply it with my finger after spraying into the can cap. There are many vendors - just a couple of examples: https://ww...
by BonBon
Tue 27 Mar, 2018 16:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 3 piece Z3 Boot spoiler
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: 3 piece Z3 Boot spoiler

Is it so distasteful to you that it's worth having to put right all the holes it will leave in the boot? :shrug
by BonBon
Thu 22 Mar, 2018 15:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lowest point in the world
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Lowest point in the world

The board seems to be in hibernation. :shake:
Just a pic to cheer everyone up. :squeeze:
Tagged along to the Holyland 2018 rally - Holyland1000tour.org
How about a couple in the snow?
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by BonBon
Mon 05 Mar, 2018 16:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Brown mayo in rad
Replies: 4
Views: 798

Re: Brown guuk in rad

Indeed the transmission oil is air cooled - so that obviously was not the cause of the oil leak into the coolant reservoir. As there is no water in the oil the diagnosis of my INDY was that there is corrosion in the rear timing plate. (pic below). He says he's seen it once before on a E46. It seems ...
by BonBon
Mon 05 Mar, 2018 07:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Brown mayo in rad
Replies: 4
Views: 798

Re: Brown guuk in rad

The car in a M44 auto - if the transmission oil is cooled by water it could be the failure of the heat exchanger.
I see in realoem the transmission oil has an air cooled radiator. Will need to go to my Indy - perhaps somehow there is also a water interface??
by BonBon
Sun 04 Mar, 2018 20:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Brown mayo in rad
Replies: 4
Views: 798

Re: Brown guuk in rad

I agree - hoping it’s just the gasket :oops:
by BonBon
Sun 04 Mar, 2018 19:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Free 3rd party Image Hosting
Replies: 9
Views: 1844

Re: Free 3rd party Image Hosting

Did IMGUR stop providing a link that opens automatically in the site (as opposed to a clickable link)?
by BonBon
Sun 04 Mar, 2018 18:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Brown mayo in rad
Replies: 4
Views: 798

Brown mayo in rad

Anyone care to guess the cause? 4 teaspoons of brown "yogurty guuk' removed from just inside the radiator cap (under the guuk was some black gravel stuck to the rad wall) Minimal loss of oil. No loss of coolant or any foaming on oil cap. Did head gasket 2 years ago (30,000km ago) Here's a pic https:...
by BonBon
Mon 01 Jan, 2018 12:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone got an automatic Z3?
Replies: 21
Views: 2837

Re: Anyone got an automatic Z3?

I get 9.5-11 km/l depending on the use of the AC (mixed urban cycle). 1.9Auto.
I suspect the local fuel is subpar.
by BonBon
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 13:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone got an automatic Z3?
Replies: 21
Views: 2837

Re: Anyone got an automatic Z3?

Wow - I did less due diligence before getting married (now happily for 35 years).
It is not recommended to change transmission fluid often - but it can be done (and the filter replaced)
by BonBon
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 10:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone got an automatic Z3?
Replies: 21
Views: 2837

Re: Anyone got an automatic Z3?

It depends what "fun" you are looking for.
Is it spirited driving or the thrill of of a rag top?
That should dictate your decision.
(Full disclosure - this week celebrated 10 years on my 1.9Auto)
by BonBon
Thu 09 Nov, 2017 18:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Free 3rd party Image Hosting
Replies: 9
Views: 1844

Re: Free 3rd party Image Hosting

I wonder when photobucket will threaten to delete the items stored on their site :devil: :devil: :devil:
by BonBon
Thu 09 Nov, 2017 15:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Free 3rd party Image Hosting
Replies: 9
Views: 1844

Re: Free 3rd party Image Hosting

Followed suit - thanks
by BonBon
Sun 22 Oct, 2017 08:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Free 3rd party Image Hosting
Replies: 9
Views: 1844

Free 3rd party Image Hosting

It was a matter of time that Photobucket started charging for 3rd party hosting. But it's very expensive and naughty to include all historic pictures posted. :bad :bad :bad
Can anyone recommend an alternative free service in order to post pics here?
by BonBon
Sat 21 Oct, 2017 17:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Leather Repair Kits
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

Re: Leather Repair Kits

Thanks for the heads up on Furniture Clinic. Good Kit. I did not only have tears - I had 2 large areas with inferior leather (from Chinese Seats01 on Ebay before they closed) Was not satisfied with Furniture Clinic's patch material and adhesive - so went with removing the cover and gluing inside big...
by BonBon
Mon 18 Sep, 2017 20:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Erratic starter???
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Re: Erratic starter???

Refurbed the starter - 24hrs SFSG 8-)
by BonBon
Fri 15 Sep, 2017 15:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Erratic starter???
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Re: Erratic starter???

You are correct - we tried tapping the starter - didn't help. So I was a bit surprised that it started at the garage. I recall he did not do any measurement to check that the voltage reached the starter - so not so clear on how he was so confident on his diagnosis. It probably was the brushes - and ...
by BonBon
Fri 15 Sep, 2017 13:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Erratic starter???
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Re: Erratic starter???

It was not a battery/contact or lead problem - tested by the road recovery.
by BonBon
Fri 15 Sep, 2017 12:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Erratic starter???
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Erratic starter???

Last night the car would not start. Again this morning. I feared it was a failed alarm system. The diagnosis of the mobile road recovery chap was that it's the starter. Got towed to my Indy - and low and behold - after removing from the truck....it started. Can a starter be erratic or can it be some...
by BonBon
Tue 29 Aug, 2017 16:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Leather Repair Kits
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

Re: Leather Repair Kits

Cheers team :cheers
Will pick some up during the imminent jaunt over to the UK to see the in-laws (and a few days in Cornwall)
by BonBon
Mon 28 Aug, 2017 22:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Leather Repair Kits
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

Leather Repair Kits

Do they really work?
Looking for a recommended kit to fix a (non-clean) tear in my passenger seat.
Seems a small patch in the leather seat covering I got on fleabay was not top quality and has just given up.
:bawl:
by BonBon
Tue 25 Jul, 2017 12:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Giving away Z3 parts!
Replies: 15
Views: 3110

Re: Giving away Z3 parts!

Kudos to another exemplary Z3 owner :cheers
by BonBon
Mon 10 Jul, 2017 21:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are Z3's getting rare?
Replies: 12
Views: 2400

Re: Are Z3's getting rare?

FYI - in Israel 50-75 (with only one coupe).
Most are quite weathered with about 10 owners each. Youngins who hold for a year until they have their first .....and the wife gives 'em a hard time.
by BonBon
Mon 10 Jul, 2017 21:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot Leak finding
Replies: 18
Views: 2955

Re: Boot Leak finding

The the most probable thing is the seal of the roof against the body. Remove the carpets and pour water over the rear window. My bet is that you will see water dripping inside the boot. The fix is to partially open the roof and seal the whole length of the seal with black Super7. (The only other thi...
by BonBon
Thu 22 Jun, 2017 15:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 boot badges
Replies: 7
Views: 1282

Re: Z3 boot badges

Unless the adhesive used after the respray was really inferior - perhaps your son was sending some other message.
The emblems' adhesive can withstand extremely high temperatures for extended periods. :sunny
by BonBon
Tue 28 Mar, 2017 19:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Automatic Gear Expert
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Automatic Gear Expert

Is there an in- house transmission expert? My auto 1.9 transmission just died - GM P/N 96018240 (F36 SG also written on label) I have been offered a 96017506 and a 96018242. Is there a simple way/resource/reference to find out if either one matches? Any insight would be appreciated as I'm in the mid...
by BonBon
Mon 27 Mar, 2017 18:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Automatic gearboxes realiability question on all Z3
Replies: 15
Views: 2652

Re: Automatic gearboxes realiability question on all Z3

For reference - mine just died at 347,000km.
Unfortunately is costs 1000 quid here to get one from a breaker.
by BonBon
Tue 21 Mar, 2017 17:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: POPULAR MODIFICATIONS for Z3
Replies: 20
Views: 6485

Re: POPULAR MODIFICATIONS for Z3

...or you can completely change the gills to arctic silver (chrome is not for me).
Whatever tickles your fancy.
by BonBon
Tue 21 Mar, 2017 17:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: POPULAR MODIFICATIONS for Z3
Replies: 20
Views: 6485

Re: POPULAR MODIFICATIONS for Z3

The two simplest mods that IMO would change the look of your 1.9 Montreal Blue would be:
1. Spacers on rears
2. Paint the expanded metal mesh inside the gills silver.
by BonBon
Sun 12 Mar, 2017 12:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: PreCut Paint Protection Film - Transparent Bra
Replies: 21
Views: 4561

Re: PreCut Paint Protection Film - Transparent Bra

Just and update. Well after three years the stonechips did enough damage to the films that they need to be removed and the bonnet and the bumper need to be resprayed. Taking off the films with a blow dryer is a real bitch - just as hard as getting them on. And in some small areas it damaged the unde...
by BonBon
Wed 08 Feb, 2017 12:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My Son is Gettting Married Tonite
Replies: 3
Views: 715

My Son is Gettting Married Tonite

:cheers
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by BonBon
Sun 29 Jan, 2017 13:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Devastated -help needed asap
Replies: 11
Views: 1800

Re: Devastated -(1.9L automatic transmission)

I am lightfooted (never drive in Sport mode to save petrol) and my Auto gear is still going strong (334kkm) - but started to show signs of slipping at 320kkm.
Update March 2017 - finally died at 347,000km.
by BonBon
Tue 06 Dec, 2016 16:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Centre vent suddenly lost air flow
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: Centre vent suddenly lost air flow

Simply cut out a thin C shaped plastic foil (outer diameter about 6cm) and slip it in next to the dial to increase friction.
by BonBon
Sat 12 Nov, 2016 18:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My Mora Red Zed
Replies: 21
Views: 3901

Re: My Mora Red Zed

Beauty - compliments the beautiful surrounding ;-)
by BonBon
Sun 28 Aug, 2016 09:56
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: F/S - Passenger Door Actuator
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Re: F/S - Passenger Door Actuator

It will magically stop to work again.
Best to hold on to the actuator :wink:
by BonBon
Tue 23 Aug, 2016 14:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 20mm Spacers Before & After
Replies: 6
Views: 1241

Z3 20mm Spacers Before & After

Not a transformation - but adds stance. (OEM wheels are style 73 - 7x17) Good value and fit - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361211444116?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=630567399187&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii110/bonboniera_2008/Left_zpss9nkh3ew.jpg http://i262.p...
by BonBon
Thu 11 Aug, 2016 17:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone use a wind blocker ?
Replies: 26
Views: 3424

Re: Anyone use a wind blocker ?

I have an OEM mesh and TBH I'm generally displeased due to the limited rear view. To make things worse - the top of the metal frame creates a big black horizontal line across the rear view. Nevertheless it looks the real deal and only use it on big outings - pretty much like the Tonneau...
by BonBon
Wed 10 Aug, 2016 19:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight Bulbs
Replies: 8
Views: 1651

Re: Headlight Bulbs

I vote for Philips Diamond Vision 5000k (you need to see if they are street legal in the UK)
by BonBon
Wed 03 Aug, 2016 17:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Head Unit Connections
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Head Unit Connections

Is there a simple explanation why the color of the wires reaching my head unit do not match the colors in the Bentley's circuit diagram.
For example, my rear left speaker (behind the LHD driver) has a solid brown wire and a solid yellow wire & in the handbook it shows wires with 2 colors.
Any ideas?
by BonBon
Sun 31 Jul, 2016 16:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Which glue do I need?
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Re: Which glue do I need?

Black Super 7 is the best I have found by a long-shot.
http://www.mikosealants.com/super-7-sea ... -oz-290ml/
by BonBon
Mon 25 Jul, 2016 08:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Changing Door and Boot Locks
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: Changing Door and Boot Locks

Do a search - I am convinced that there is a detailed post wrt door locks. I think I even commented on how to make the reinsertion of the window rail a bit easier. The first time it is scary dealing with the lock without seeing what you are doing.
by BonBon
Thu 21 Jul, 2016 08:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: bad leak behind passenger seat
Replies: 7
Views: 1191

Re: bad leak behind passenger seat

If as Bertie says you see the dribbling of water when you pick up the carpet of the storage area behind the passengers - you can reinforce the seal adjacent to the boot from the outside when the roof is down.I used black Super7 (my favorite silicone sealant) after I had a new roof installed and it i...