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by Warrior
Wed 12 May, 2021 10:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New convertible roof questions?
Replies: 13
Views: 1364

Re: New convertible roof questions?

Visited Dee at Soft Tops Croydon last week for a new black hood at £575 fitted. Really pleased with it - the hoods are hand made by Dee and are terrific quality. Having a new window makes all the difference too! l: Here's some pictures: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51157424622_1b25c34c5d_c.j...
by Warrior
Mon 12 Apr, 2021 21:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: new Battery?
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Re: new Battery?

Sorry don't know what sort you need but Eurocarparts have offers on when you get through to the Checkout.

A Bosch S4 for my Z3 listed at £164.99 cost me just over £100 the other week. Now down to £97.34 with code POUCHBT41 Or Mid60
by Warrior
Fri 09 Apr, 2021 21:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New convertible roof questions?
Replies: 13
Views: 1364

Re: New convertible roof questions?

Thanks for your feedback...

Will report back when sorted. Probably going with Soft Tops Croydon based on multiple reviews on all cars including Zeds...
by Warrior
Thu 08 Apr, 2021 12:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New convertible roof questions?
Replies: 13
Views: 1364

New convertible roof questions?

Finally getting round to replacing the roof on my Z3 and have narrowed down the search to one made by Monsoon that uses Hartz fabric as used by BMW. Mine is a 2002 model with the air vents in the rear sides but Monsoon now only do the one without vents that I believe was fitted onto earlier models? ...
by Warrior
Fri 19 Feb, 2021 22:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Battery dead and won't charge?
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

Re: Battery dead and won't charge?

Thankyou all........i'll follow all suggestions.

I was hoping to get another few months out of the battery in the hope that Lockdown restrictions will be eased.
by Warrior
Fri 19 Feb, 2021 00:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Battery dead and won't charge?
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

Battery dead and won't charge?

Z3 3.0i automatic I left the car a little too long so not enough charge in the battery - 6 years old, a Bosch S3 - to start her. Fixed up the charger (which i've checked is working ok) left overnight and it's now completely drained. Not a whisper. Jump leads do nothing either. Dead as a Dodo. Any su...
by Warrior
Wed 17 Feb, 2021 18:35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Unseen Video Silverstone 2012 The Z1's
Replies: 1
Views: 1599

Unseen Video Silverstone 2012 The Z1's

Just found this in my PC Downloads folder so uploaded to YouTube.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1Rjwh3Uaek

...a little longer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn5tElWgCwc



The rest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWf8_o0At_s
by Warrior
Sun 31 Jan, 2021 00:52
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Gazza - sad news
Replies: 21
Views: 3965

Re: Gazza - sad news

Terribly sad news.

I only knew Gary as a moderator of, and contributor to, this forum but his willingness to help myself and countless others with advice wherever possible was always very much appreciated.

Condolences to family and friends.


RIP Gary
by Warrior
Fri 22 Jan, 2021 12:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Condensation
Replies: 12
Views: 5144

Re: Condensation

These arrived and they've completely solved my condensation problem. They are huge compared to Pingi's. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124061407611 I did put our office dehumidifier in the passenger side footwell first and run it for a couple of days until the windows were clear. Surprisingly, very litt...
by Warrior
Fri 01 Jan, 2021 22:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Condensation
Replies: 12
Views: 5144

Re: Condensation

Update: I tried the dehumidifier from my business unit that just about fitted in the passenger side footwell. Ran it for 24 hours and every drop of condensation disappeared but there was barely a mug of water in the container. I've put the Pingi bags back in and so far no obvious signs of condensati...
by Warrior
Wed 30 Dec, 2020 11:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Condensation
Replies: 12
Views: 5144

Re: Condensation

Revitalising this old post to see if anyone does use an electric dehumidifier and how they are getting on with it?

My earlier reply that the Pingi bags worked for me is somewhat dated and they don't keep up with the condensation issue all the time.
by Warrior
Tue 29 Dec, 2020 15:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine outline warning lamp?
Replies: 14
Views: 4547

Re: Engine outline warning lamp?

For info, this is the hose that had the split in it - on the stubby bit on the side.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-GENUINE- ... SwUYNaBEwC
by Warrior
Mon 21 Dec, 2020 00:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine outline warning lamp?
Replies: 14
Views: 4547

Re: Engine outline warning lamp?

For one reason and another it took a while to sort this issue out.

The brake pedal sensor cleared the initial problem but a second scan brought up an error code showing an air leak on a hose.

Car back in action, running well and so far no warning lights. 8-)
by Warrior
Wed 21 Oct, 2020 22:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Manual or Automatic? Looking at entry into Z3 ownership
Replies: 10
Views: 2435

Re: Manual or Automatic? Looking at entry into Z3 ownership

I'm not the most qualified person to advise on this as my 3.0i Z3 is the first automatic i've owned in over 45 years of driving. However.... I must confess that when I first bought her I did wonder if a manual would give a better driving experience but as time went on realised that most of the time ...
by Warrior
Tue 29 Sep, 2020 23:34
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: F/S - BMW Z3 3.0 Sport 2001 - Full BMW Aerodynamic bodykit & ACS goodies
Replies: 2
Views: 2004

Re: F/S - BMW Z3 3.0 Sport 2001 - Full BMW Aerodynamic bodykit & ACS goodies

I've been looking at 3.0i prices over the last few days and yes, mileage is a factor but on Pistonheads there's a 34,000 miler in black that's up for £16,000k Prices for the 3.0i have moved up over the past couple of years Lightning, probably as a result of the rapid rise in 'M' prices? The Z3M's ra...
by Warrior
Mon 21 Sep, 2020 23:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine warning light , Causes ,cures ??
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

Re: Engine warning light , Causes ,cures ??

I posted this thread a few weeks ago... https://zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=46231&p=422247&sid=576437dfd9f44ee1d3bb13639884d551#p422247 I've not had a chance to get it fixed but my mechanic has ordered in brake sensors as they came up as faulty on the plug in reader. May be done this week.
by Warrior
Tue 15 Sep, 2020 21:29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Search says vehicle should be another colour?
Replies: 2
Views: 2758

Re: Search says vehicle should be another colour?

Cheers Gazza, I have walked away...... 8-) The price wasn't right. Somewhat underpriced when compared to similar vehicles, which contributed to my caution. The box on the back was a bespoke Exhibition one built by a renowned manufacturer on a lowered chassis, kitted out accordingly with steps up to ...
by Warrior
Sun 13 Sep, 2020 01:04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Search says vehicle should be another colour?
Replies: 2
Views: 2758

Search says vehicle should be another colour?

I've put this here in the lounge as it's not Z related but thought someone might have an answer? I went to view a used van recently, and paid £8.99 for a fairly detailed online search, MOT's, Insurance issues etc., and it said that the colour should be white. The van would have been built as a flatb...
by Warrior
Fri 14 Aug, 2020 23:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine outline warning lamp?
Replies: 14
Views: 4547

Re: Engine outline warning lamp?

As suggested............on around the 4th time of starting the engine management light has come back on again. :head:

Back to the mechanic next week to see if the same fault shows up.
by Warrior
Thu 13 Aug, 2020 13:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine outline warning lamp?
Replies: 14
Views: 4547

Re: Engine outline warning lamp?

It's been suggested that any problem may show up again after 3 or 4 runs.

Fingers crossed.
by Warrior
Wed 12 Aug, 2020 13:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine outline warning lamp?
Replies: 14
Views: 4547

Re: Engine outline warning lamp?

UPDATE.... Gave her a bit of a run and no change so had the codes read this morning. Five minutes after setting off to the mechanics more lights came on........ as well as the Engine outline.... EML Automatic Stability Control Brake Hydraulics (Fluid level was good) The code reader suggested a probl...
by Warrior
Fri 24 Jul, 2020 23:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine outline warning lamp?
Replies: 14
Views: 4547

Re: Engine outline warning lamp?

Gazza wrote:
Fri 24 Jul, 2020 15:27
I’d give it a good run, EML could be 100’s of things
That's my Sunday sorted then....thanks 8-)
by Warrior
Thu 23 Jul, 2020 11:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine outline warning lamp?
Replies: 14
Views: 4547

Engine outline warning lamp?

I had this happen a few years ago after the car was parked up for a while and it righted itself. It happened again some months later and I replaced one of the hoses - can't remember which - and it's been as good as gold ever since. This time around, car parked up and not been used much, had a half d...
by Warrior
Wed 22 Apr, 2020 00:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Beeping sound from parked up car?
Replies: 6
Views: 2673

Re: Beeping sound from parked up car?

Thanks all, Sorry for the late reply but I think i've found the cause, a huge Badger! We've had a few Foxes wander into the front garden over the years and i've seen the occasional Badger half a mile up the road near the allotments but this fella was caught snuffling through some bird seed, probably...
by Warrior
Wed 01 Apr, 2020 22:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Beeping sound from parked up car?
Replies: 6
Views: 2673

Re: Beeping sound from parked up car?

Gone off again at 4am this morning! Now thinking it is the alarm after all? Lights flashing and a little louder. The only think I can think that might have set it off is a loose tarpaulin on the back of my boat, waving around in the vicinity of the passenger's door but as I regularly squeeze through...
by Warrior
Sun 29 Mar, 2020 22:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Beeping sound from parked up car?
Replies: 6
Views: 2673

Beeping sound from parked up car?

Sitting on the PC and heard a repetitive beeping (whistle like) sound, not particularly loud, coming from outside........from my car? Unlocked it, locked it and all silent so far. It wasn't the alarm and no signs of interference. Boot, bonnet up and checked for vermin. Battery charged up recently. A...
by Warrior
Sun 29 Mar, 2020 20:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Beeping sound from parked up car?
Replies: 0
Views: 5165

Beeping sound from parked up car?

Sitting on the PC and heard a repetitive beeping (whistle like) sound, not particularly loud, coming from outside........from my car? Unlocked it, locked it and all silent so far. It wasn't the alarm and no signs of interference. Boot, bonnet up and checked for vermin. Battery charged up recently. A...
by Warrior
Mon 16 Mar, 2020 01:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Roof Z3
Replies: 6
Views: 2869

New Roof Z3

Anybody bought one recently and can give an idea of cost?
by Warrior
Mon 27 Jan, 2020 00:12
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coming to a village near you?
Replies: 1
Views: 5415

Coming to a village near you?

I hope this is ok here in The Lounge? An unashamed plug and factfinder for a little project i'm involved in with a local artist who's fees, and a percentage of the sale price is donated to the local hospice - Farleigh, here in Chelmsford. https://villagemugs.co.uk/ Being fortunate to live in a prett...
by Warrior
Sun 26 Jan, 2020 23:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Rear Window or Entire Roof
Replies: 8
Views: 3859

Re: New Rear Window or Entire Roof

Back in June of last year I started a thread about the material lifting in the bottom left hand corner of my roof. It had been like it for a while and there were no signs of any water ingress so I hadn't rushed to repair it. In late November I posted about the excess condensation on the back screen....
by Warrior
Tue 10 Dec, 2019 00:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Condensation on rear screen?
Replies: 4
Views: 2544

Re: Condensation on rear screen?

Quick update. I moved the car at a 45 degree angle to its former position, effectively side on to the sun - although we've had none - and the situation has improved considerably. That and a little more effort clearing the condensation.

Pure chance or pure genius, you decide? :D
by Warrior
Sat 23 Nov, 2019 13:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Condensation on rear screen?
Replies: 4
Views: 2544

Condensation on rear screen?

I know this has been covered before but I can't get my head around this! I have 2 Pingi moisture grabbing bags and one of those trays with the crystals in the top. The Pingis do a job and grab some of the moisture, the tray doesn't work at all, the crystals just form a lump and no fluid drops to the...
by Warrior
Mon 22 Jul, 2019 23:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is this a valid statement?
Replies: 10
Views: 4242

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
Wed 10 Jul, 2019 23:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Transmission warning light?
Replies: 3
Views: 2333

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
Wed 05 Jun, 2019 23:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New rear window fitting?
Replies: 5
Views: 2453

Re: New rear window fitting?

NIce one, thanks Colb :thumb:
by Warrior
Sun 02 Jun, 2019 23:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New rear window fitting?
Replies: 5
Views: 2453

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 20:06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Z4 now better than Porsche Boxster?
Replies: 0
Views: 6202

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: 5984

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: 5439

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: 1093

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: 3026

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: 4077

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: 15639

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: 15639

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 21:41
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Collinite # 845
Replies: 10
Views: 5341

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 02:04
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Collinite # 845
Replies: 10
Views: 5341

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 01:02
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: iphone battery problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 2698

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 00:04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: iphone battery problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 2698

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 ...