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by Warrior
Wed 21 Oct, 2020 22:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Manual or Automatic? Looking at entry into Z3 ownership
Replies: 10
Views: 402

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: 1320

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: 744

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: 1132

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: 1132

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: 10
Views: 1864

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: 10
Views: 1864

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: 10
Views: 1864

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: 10
Views: 1864

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: 10
Views: 1864

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: 1913

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: 1913

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: 1913

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: 2753

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: 2538

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: 5081

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: 3307

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: 2214

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: 2214

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: 3690

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: 1766

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: 1874

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: 1874

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: 5731

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: 5513

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: 4990

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: 884

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: 2656

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: 3638

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: 12844

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: 12844

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: 4509

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: 4509

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: 2259

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: 2259

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 12:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Side window leaks.
Replies: 3
Views: 1561

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
Sun 07 Oct, 2018 23:51
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Dark Grey 3.0i Z3 Tescos Chelmsford - WIL
Replies: 0
Views: 2826

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
Mon 24 Sep, 2018 23:12
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted fire extinguisher bracket
Replies: 2
Views: 1076

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
Mon 24 Sep, 2018 23:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 detailed
Replies: 3
Views: 2252

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 22:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pool of water behind fuel flap
Replies: 9
Views: 2449

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 15:35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Into Motorsport? FREE Trophies
Replies: 0
Views: 2484

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 15:26
Forum: Performance
Topic: Wheels refurbished
Replies: 6
Views: 3450

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 21:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight 'Glass' Cleaning results?
Replies: 8
Views: 2411

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 22:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight 'Glass' Cleaning results?
Replies: 8
Views: 2411

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 22:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop for sale.
Replies: 10
Views: 2473

Re: Hardtop for sale.

A little too far for me, thanks. Good luck with the sale...
by Warrior
Sun 22 Jul, 2018 21:56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: This isn't as easy as it looks!
Replies: 5
Views: 2784

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

Lol how many pieces did you do it with?
by Warrior
Sat 21 Jul, 2018 16:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop for sale.
Replies: 10
Views: 2473

Re: Hardtop for sale.

Is it in good nick?

Where in the country are you?