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by Warrior
Tue 23 Jul, 2019 00:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is this a valid statement?
Replies: 10
Views: 1283

Is this a valid statement?

Looking at prices of 3.0 Z3's on Autotrader and one advert had this within........

'A rare 3.0 ltr car, one of less than 100 remaining on the DVLA's register. …'

Can this be substantiated?
by Warrior
Thu 11 Jul, 2019 00:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Transmission warning light?
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Transmission warning light?

Had the transmission warning light come on the other day. Pulled over, took out the handbook which reads something like this - was was copied offline: If there is a problem with the automatic transmission, this warning light is lit in yellow or red on the instrument panel. If the emergency warning l...
by Warrior
Thu 06 Jun, 2019 00:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New rear window fitting?
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: New rear window fitting?

NIce one, thanks Colb :thumb:
by Warrior
Mon 03 Jun, 2019 00:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New rear window fitting?
Replies: 5
Views: 812

New rear window fitting?

The canvas surrounding the rear window on Zeddie is parting company with the plastic window surround. No leaks, just looks a little untidy on one corner. I see from a YouTube video that this is normally held in place with double sided tape so I have a couple of questions. Any ideas where to get the ...
by Warrior
Sat 20 Apr, 2019 21:06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Z4 now better than Porsche Boxster?
Replies: 0
Views: 753

Z4 now better than Porsche Boxster?

Interesting coffee break read from Pistonheads...

https://www.pistonheads.com/features/ph ... -gts/40039
by Warrior
Wed 20 Mar, 2019 00:50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Z3 on TV.....Your women troubles over?
Replies: 0
Views: 766

Z3 on TV.....Your women troubles over?

Watching a Mexican TV Drama on Netflix called 'Falsa Identidad'.......'Narcos' meets 'Dallas' with sub titles........ I won't ruin the storyline for you :D but in one scene an ageing guy who's done a runner with a huge lump of cash goes into a car dealers to treat himself to something special, leavi...
by Warrior
Thu 21 Feb, 2019 14:07
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: For when the wife says 'The 'Z's got to go?
Replies: 0
Views: 792

For when the wife says 'The 'Z's got to go?

Hope this ok posted in 'The Lounge'?

An unashamedly obvious attempt to inspire anybody on the lookout to part with the readies for daughters other halves pride and joy.


https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds ... ge/9442800
by Warrior
Sun 10 Feb, 2019 22:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wheel centre Badges
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Wheel centre Badges

I've 2 slightly marked BMW wheel centre badges free to good home.

I know you can get cheapo one's off Ebay for silly money but these are the genuine article.
by Warrior
Sun 06 Jan, 2019 20:59
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Happy 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

Re: Happy 2019

A belated Happy New Year to one and all.........

Not a great start to the year with the loss of our dear dog Rosie on new years eve but an unwished for bonus is that 'walkies' will now be filled with 'zeddies' 8-)
by Warrior
Mon 19 Nov, 2018 23:26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Has anybody got one of these garages?
Replies: 0
Views: 1667

Has anybody got one of these garages?

14 x 5* reviews for this portable garage/workshop.

Mindful that the camera may be lying on this occasion, they look so much smarter than some i've seen.

Anybody got one?


https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke- ... rage---da/
by Warrior
Tue 06 Nov, 2018 00:18
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Had a bit of a spend up today!
Replies: 4
Views: 4257

Re: Had a bit of a spend up today!

Have you tried em out yet? :) ……...I'm interested how you get on with the rag top cleaner :rtm: :) Yes, bit of a rush job but better then others i've tried for the simple reason that it produced a lather that could be easily rinsed off. Some of the stuff i've used before soaps up like the Fairy Liq...
by Warrior
Tue 30 Oct, 2018 22:13
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Had a bit of a spend up today!
Replies: 4
Views: 4257

Had a bit of a spend up today!

https://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/265x265/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/z/y/zymol-auto-wash.jpg ZYMOL SHAMPOO - like any other until you run out and make do with Turtle Wax or Simoniz. Then you realise how well it works with very little lather. https://www....
by Warrior
Fri 26 Oct, 2018 22:41
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Collinite # 845
Replies: 10
Views: 1986

Re: Collinite # 845

Yes, to prevent rather than cure. :D
I boxed for a number of years and most of the gyms didn't have showers so i'd rub a bit round the bits that mattered. Only needed a small bottle :oops:
by Warrior
Fri 26 Oct, 2018 03:04
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Collinite # 845
Replies: 10
Views: 1986

Re: Collinite # 845

I'm fairly sure that one of the names Rubbing Alcohol' is often sold as here in the UK is Surgical Spirit which is good for cleaning glass and mirrors, can be diluted and sprayed to help prevent frosty windows and...............used *under your arms, in your shoes etc., :D * best I explain! Kills BO...
by Warrior
Mon 15 Oct, 2018 02:02
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: iphone battery problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: iphone battery problem?

I was all set to pay £30 for a new battery but Apple ran an over the net battery health check and said it was showing 90%+ They explained that the screen display may show 100% but the actual capability of the battery would always be less with from day one. That a health check lower than 80% would be...
by Warrior
Sun 14 Oct, 2018 01:04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: iphone battery problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 869

iphone battery problem?

Nothing to do with Zeds but i've recently had to make use of the Apple helpline and think it worth spreading the word? First off, called Apple and received a promise to be called back within 2 minutes, and they did. :shock: My iphone 5 battery was dropping charge in a few hours and i'd been looking ...
by Warrior
Tue 09 Oct, 2018 13:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Side window leaks.
Replies: 3
Views: 965

Re: Side window leaks.

I've clicked on Drivers side but am not entirely sure if it's a door seal or the pillar which was sorted a couple of years ago. Fortunately it's barely a drip or two.
by Warrior
Mon 08 Oct, 2018 00:51
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Dark Grey 3.0i Z3 Tescos Chelmsford - WIL
Replies: 0
Views: 1239

Dark Grey 3.0i Z3 Tescos Chelmsford - WIL

Followed a nice clean Z3 over the roundabout to Tescos in Princes Road earlier today. NUmber plate started WIL.

Anyone on here?
by Warrior
Tue 25 Sep, 2018 00:12
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted fire extinguisher bracket
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Re: Wanted fire extinguisher bracket

Are you talking about the strap that holds the extinguisher in front of the drivers seat?

If so, a second shout out as mine bust 18 months ago! :bawl:
by Warrior
Tue 25 Sep, 2018 00:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 detailed
Replies: 3
Views: 1071

Re: Z1 detailed

I'm sure each job has different requirements but any indicators for the cost of a decent once over Gazza?
by Warrior
Mon 24 Sep, 2018 23:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pool of water behind fuel flap
Replies: 9
Views: 1488

Re: Pool of water behind fuel flap

Successfully cleared mine with a piece of garden wire but every so often needed re-doing so now I give it an occasional 1 second blast with the jet wash.
by Warrior
Sat 01 Sep, 2018 16:35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Into Motorsport? FREE Trophies
Replies: 0
Views: 1137

Into Motorsport? FREE Trophies

One of the many hats I wear is that of a supplier of trophies for the Boxing market. When setting up a few years ago it was our intention to serve all sectors and as such we are now having a showroom clearance of ex display trophies including some for Karting, Scrambling and general motorsport featu...
by Warrior
Sat 01 Sep, 2018 16:26
Forum: Performance
Topic: Wheels refurbished
Replies: 4
Views: 1217

Re: Wheels refurbished

I had my split rims done about 3 years ago by these guys in Billericay so not too far from East London. http://paintituk.com/ Happy with the job, holding up well but just one small issue that I could have complained about had I noticed it, that being the rims had been hung for painting, presumably o...
by Warrior
Sun 05 Aug, 2018 22:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight 'Glass' Cleaning results?
Replies: 8
Views: 1619

Re: Headlight 'Glass' Cleaning results?

Thanks all. I've tried the toothpaste with some success but as would be expected the good one came up well, the bad one not so good. I've a relative who works for BMW so will get a trade price for replacements before having a go with a cleaning kit. If anyone can mess a job like this up I can :) :du...
by Warrior
Sat 04 Aug, 2018 23:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight 'Glass' Cleaning results?
Replies: 8
Views: 1619

Headlight 'Glass' Cleaning results?

Looking for advice regarding the expectations I should have for headlamp cleaning kits? For some reason my nearside headlamp glass is becoming increasingly dull. The drivers side whilst not pristine is perfectly acceptable for the age of the car but there's a marked difference between the two. My co...
by Warrior
Wed 25 Jul, 2018 23:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop for sale.
Replies: 10
Views: 1588

Re: Hardtop for sale.

A little too far for me, thanks. Good luck with the sale...
by Warrior
Sun 22 Jul, 2018 22:56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: This isn't as easy as it looks!
Replies: 5
Views: 1265

Re: This isn't as easy as it looks!

Lol how many pieces did you do it with?
by Warrior
Sat 21 Jul, 2018 17:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop for sale.
Replies: 10
Views: 1588

Re: Hardtop for sale.

Is it in good nick?

Where in the country are you?
by Warrior
Tue 10 Jul, 2018 23:52
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Auto Polishing the Zed?
Replies: 0
Views: 1017

Auto Polishing the Zed?

I've borrowed a Meguiars Dual Action Polisher to tidy up the paintwork on my van and all going well will give the Zed a blast as well.

Any tips, or problems I should be aware of as she's Titan Silver metallic. Nearly every youtube video features solid colour, usually jet black, cars?
by Warrior
Thu 24 May, 2018 22:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New steering rack - stiffness...
Replies: 20
Views: 4840

Re: New steering rack - stiffness...

A year on and with very few miles driven since fitting, the steering is leadlike again.

I didn't do as you suggested billysally :oops: as I didn't think i'd need to but will get the grease out and report back. :idea:
by Warrior
Fri 11 May, 2018 11:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS DSC & Hydraulics lights on...
Replies: 1
Views: 591

ABS DSC & Hydraulics lights on...

Last night on starting, with an intended long run in mind all 3 lights appeared, the exclamation mark in a circle, the ABS one and the exclamation mark in a triangle circled by an arrow. Short run and no change. EDITED POST: All sorted, slightly longer run and all reset. Possibly low battery charge ...
by Warrior
Wed 02 May, 2018 23:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How nickable are Z3's?
Replies: 14
Views: 2991

Re: How nickable are Z3's?

So far.............Dummy CCTV, (proper one on the way) Solar PIR Spotlight and heavily padlocked gates.

Picking up a wheel clamp - visual deterrent - this week and trying to encourage the missus to sleep in a tent alongside through the summer :D
by Warrior
Wed 02 May, 2018 23:52
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Shortest Night Run 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1350

Re: Shortest Night Run 2018

Sounds good but for me that's an 861 mile round trip, door to door, nearly 16 hours in the saddle. Nearly as many miles as I done all of last year :shock:
by Warrior
Mon 23 Apr, 2018 01:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How nickable are Z3's?
Replies: 14
Views: 2991

Re: How nickable are Z3's?

Cheers all... Over the past couple of years two relatives have had cars nicked. On both occasions they gained access to the house via the double glazed front door which hadn't been double locked, handle pulled up etc., and nicked the keys. The suggestion with this latest spate is that they don't nee...
by Warrior
Sun 22 Apr, 2018 00:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How nickable are Z3's?
Replies: 14
Views: 2991

How nickable are Z3's?

Bit of background to the question. Earlier this week about 50 yards up the road from us an Audi RS4 was stolen off the drive. On the same night a Ford Fiesta was stolen and just last night a mates daughter had her car stolen, again from the driveway of the house. Today as I was putting the finishing...
by Warrior
Fri 30 Mar, 2018 01:12
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: A painting question and a painting question!
Replies: 2
Views: 1162

Re: A painting question and a painting question!

Body shop sounds extreme as I reckon i've got about a square inch of repairs to do and 98% of that is barely noticeable and on the spoiler. Going for an MOT next weekend and the garage has sister company that does bodywork so will ask them for an idea of price. Completely random choice of Mustang an...
by Warrior
Thu 29 Mar, 2018 11:39
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: A painting question and a painting question!
Replies: 2
Views: 1162

A painting question and a painting question!

I, or rather my Z3 has a very small 2mm diameter blister in the paintwork on the edge of the fuel filler bodywork. I know I can buy a touch up kit and sort in 5 minutes but am considering whether it's worth getting one of the dinks and dents guys out to do this, a couple of minor chips on the bonnet...
by Warrior
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 12:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Condensation
Replies: 6
Views: 1821

Re: Condensation

I use a couple of the Pingi Drying Bags. Not perfect but they do keep the worst at bay...
by Warrior
Sat 27 Jan, 2018 11:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fitting Z3 rear tonneau cover.
Replies: 10
Views: 2270

Re: Fitting Z3 rear tonneau cover.

Had my Zed for 6 years now and didn't even know there were back fittings lol! :dunce:
by Warrior
Mon 06 Nov, 2017 22:23
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z4 concept car
Replies: 9
Views: 2316

Re: Z4 concept car

Lovin the 2 colour seats and dash. :)
by Warrior
Wed 16 Aug, 2017 21:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Hard top, BMW fixing kit, tonneau and mesh wind deflector for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 1972

Re: Hard top, BMW fixing kit, tonneau and mesh wind deflector for sale

No problem, I keep looking but end up convincing myself that I don't need one.... :D
by Warrior
Mon 12 Jun, 2017 23:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm sounding and volume?
Replies: 1
Views: 736

Alarm sounding and volume?

For the first time in 5 years of ownership my Z3 alarm went off several times this morning.
No strong winds etc.,

Any suggestions?
by Warrior
Sun 23 Apr, 2017 23:50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wiring for Foglights on van?
Replies: 2
Views: 2898

Wiring for Foglights on van?

Posting this in the Lounge as it's not Zed related. :bawl: I have a 2008 model Citroen Dispatch Van with blocked off apertures ready to take front foglamps. It's suggested that the wiring may have been included in the initial build and is tied off somewhere in readiness should the original purchaser...
by Warrior
Sun 16 Apr, 2017 23:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slowly retracting seatbelt...
Replies: 4
Views: 1644

Re: Slowly retracting seatbelt...

Tried the silicone. Very marginal improvement.

Washing seems to be the favoured choice from YouTube posters so will try that next. Cheers