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by cooknerkid
Thu 02 Aug, 2018 21:52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Always worth another look: Silverstone 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1154

Re: Always worth another look: Silverstone 2012

Brings back memories of a great day. But blimey was it that long ago :)
by cooknerkid
Tue 10 Jul, 2018 21:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hard top rear window
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Re: Hard top rear window

Thanks R - now I have another pair of hands available I have removed the hardtop , put it back correctly and the glass seems to have gone back in ok. Panic over
by cooknerkid
Tue 10 Jul, 2018 13:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hard top rear window
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Hard top rear window

Does anybody know if the factory/ dealer fitted hardtop glass heated rear window is bonded in or just on rubber ? I obviously didn’t get the soft top clip in the right place and on refitting hardtop it has “popped “the glass on one side. :head: I can’t see if it is just a case of refitting the rubbe...
by cooknerkid
Thu 05 Jul, 2018 14:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fog light woes
Replies: 7
Views: 1129

Re: Fog light woes

Thanks, I think mikes forgotten just how rubbish British roads are - spoiled by French road maintenance! I did have the previous Z3 over three years and didn’t replace them again - I remembered when at school we used to cover our books in clear fablon - would something like this take out the sharpne...
by cooknerkid
Wed 04 Jul, 2018 23:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fog light woes
Replies: 7
Views: 1129

Fog light woes

I have recently bought a 2001 2.0 z3 which has both front fog lamp lenses smashed. On my previous z3 the same thing happened to the fog lights - within 12 months of purchase. Does anyone use a protective film or similar to save buying new fog lights every month ? Looking for inspiration- thanks
by cooknerkid
Thu 09 Jun, 2016 23:26
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Z4 Sdrive grille
Replies: 1
Views: 1594

Z4 Sdrive grille

Hi all, been a while since I sold the Zedster z3. Looking at buying a z4 approx 2009 2010. Some have a silver chunkier grille but I can't seem to distinguish which models do/don't Also what does a Msport have that an 'ordinary' 23i doesn't . Thanks in advance.
by cooknerkid
Sun 31 May, 2015 21:00
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Z3 newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

Re: Z3 newbie

Welcome from sunny Northampton. I am sure you will find the forum very useful if you have a list of jobs to do.
by cooknerkid
Thu 28 May, 2015 17:20
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: amazed this hasn't sold yet!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 3613

Re: amazed this hasn't sold yet!!!

Whilst I am not looking for a z3M (2000 2.8 is fine for me ) I am amazed that this chap knows all 4 previous owners were "careful"!!!! Or is it just me being cynical ?
by cooknerkid
Thu 01 Jan, 2015 23:04
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Any 118d sport owners
Replies: 7
Views: 2055

Re: Any 118d sport owners

I have owned a 118d for 18 months now, and just had to have a new rear wiper motor which my Indy says is very common on these, but they are available for £70. Other than that not a lot of issues other than the Stop start on later models. ( and of course timing chain on N47 engines These were fitted ...
by cooknerkid
Sat 23 Nov, 2013 23:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Brake Calipers
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: Brake Calipers

I recently had sticky front brake issues at MOT time, and decided to sort both the front Calipers- I went on Ebay to see about a repair kit, and a company called Carfactors UK were advertising reconditioned calipers at £47 each, with a £15 surcharge fee included-Always dubious about surcharge fees, ...
by cooknerkid
Sun 17 Nov, 2013 22:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm help pleeeeeeeaaassseeee
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: Alarm help pleeeeeeeaaassseeee

I have a 2000 2.8 , and suffered with the alarm going off at random- sometimes a month or more between alarms and sometimes 10 minutes. I had a local indy put it on their diagnostic, and they felt it indicated that the internal sensor which sits in front of the gearstick under the console was faulty...
by cooknerkid
Sun 28 Jul, 2013 15:49
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 216
Views: 40280

Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit

Bit disappoonted at this years zedfest. We arrived at the appointed car park bang on 9:30 only to find about four other bms also there-when he phoned his mate it appeared that bmw oc had already gone. Wewere advised to go back through the main gate . After queing for another 30 minutrs we arrived at...
by cooknerkid
Tue 16 Apr, 2013 20:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How do I remove the door mesh speaker covers?
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: How do I remove the door mesh speaker covers?

after reading the Bentley manual, I believed that they just prise off, but after trying that on my 2000 2.8 , it became apparent that this wasn't going to happen, and ended up putting a crease right across the mesh., I believe that you have to take the door card off, but I lost the will to do it aft...
by cooknerkid
Wed 13 Mar, 2013 18:41
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: some cars are in a sad state
Replies: 25
Views: 2012

Re: some cars are in a sad state

Irrespective of the quality of the advert, it does say ---Now Sold--- :!: :!: :!:
by cooknerkid
Sun 10 Mar, 2013 00:04
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Cheap runaround
Replies: 19
Views: 1912

Re: Cheap runaround

why does no one want these cars? ---- Surely explained by the performance figures-- and petrol at £7.00+ per gallon :!:
by cooknerkid
Sat 09 Mar, 2013 17:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tramlining?..... what tramlining?
Replies: 26
Views: 1962

Re: Tramlining?..... what tramlining?

I bought the Zed about 2 yrs ago now, and with 18'' alloys on it, it did suffer the dreaded tramlining- I put 2x rear springs, some new PVC bushes on rear of front subframe and new droplinks and new ball joints/track rod ends, but this didnt seem to make much difference. I then put new Falkens all r...
by cooknerkid
Thu 28 Feb, 2013 23:01
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: AA Renewal
Replies: 24
Views: 1660

Re: AA Renewal

I have renewed my Green Flag today, £138 p.a. covers National recovery/roadside/at home , chauffer service/hotel if unable to drive,It also covers me and Mrs Cooknerkid personally in any car we are in- As I have to put X5 reg in , but am covered if we go out in Z3....... I thought that was pricey or...
by cooknerkid
Wed 27 Feb, 2013 18:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Sterling Facelift z3 , 2.2i , 119k , 18inch alloys REDUCED
Replies: 21
Views: 2456

Re: Sterling Facelift z3 , 2.2i , 119k , 18inch alloys + ext

Thanks , when its a bit warmer, I will try some,, Good luck with car.
by cooknerkid
Wed 27 Feb, 2013 18:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Sterling Facelift z3 , 2.2i , 119k , 18inch alloys REDUCED
Replies: 21
Views: 2456

Re: Sterling Facelift z3 , 2.2i , 119k , 18inch alloys + ext

the invoice says ET 40 - 5-120 SPARK BMAG, which with tyres came in at £994 in 2002!!!
by cooknerkid
Wed 27 Feb, 2013 18:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Sterling Facelift z3 , 2.2i , 119k , 18inch alloys REDUCED
Replies: 21
Views: 2456

Re: Sterling Facelift z3 , 2.2i , 119k , 18inch alloys + ext

Nice looking motor-- Interested in the comment about rear spacers-- Bought my car ( 2000 Z3 2.8 )and it already had 18" wheels on it, but they do tramline a bit - - usually when I'm not paying attention-- I dont have any spacers on the rears--What is the ''correct spacer'' size to cure the tramlinin...
by cooknerkid
Fri 22 Feb, 2013 21:18
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Facelift Genuine Aerodynamic Rear Bumper
Replies: 36
Views: 3812

Re: NOW ON EBAY Z3 Facelift Genuine Aerodynamic Rear Bumper

JamesRowe wrote:Image

There you are :).
You might actually stand a chance of selling it now, It looks fine, and if I needed one, I would buy yours. :)
by cooknerkid
Tue 19 Feb, 2013 17:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Car Alarm Activation
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: Car Alarm Activation

My alarm was also going off in similar circumstances, and I had already tried the aforementioned routes, but thanks to this site, i was advised that it could be an internal sensor, so by double clicking the key fob, watch the LED between the seats remain on for 2 secs, and when double clicked havent...
by cooknerkid
Tue 19 Feb, 2013 17:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Facelift Genuine Aerodynamic Rear Bumper
Replies: 36
Views: 3812

Re: NOW ON EBAY Z3 Facelift Genuine Aerodynamic Rear Bumper

I cant believe that you havent bothered to unwrap it--- If I were looking at that on ebay, I would suspect that its damaged thats why you havent done so. it might be in your interest to do so.
by cooknerkid
Tue 18 Dec, 2012 18:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 262176

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A Pioneer DEH-3400UB stereo and a set of Falken 452's all round :) ---Am I missing something here??? When I bought my Falkens, the guy at the tyre fitters advised that the ZIEX ZE912 ?? was the latest design and better tyre?? I bought 4 of them recently....But the weathers been that crap i havent h...
by cooknerkid
Wed 05 Dec, 2012 18:49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A Few Funnies
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: A Few Funnies

Well made me chuckle after a hard day !!! Perhaps it a northampton thing !!!! :lol: :lol:
by cooknerkid
Tue 04 Dec, 2012 14:35
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: winter drive with brian4
Replies: 4
Views: 1577

Re: winter drive with brian4

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sounds good to me -look forward to it . Andy
by cooknerkid
Mon 03 Dec, 2012 22:27
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: winter drive with brian4
Replies: 4
Views: 1577

Re: winter drive with brian4

Looks like Pitsford Resevoir-- Hope the Gallone Ice Cream van was there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We often do Pitsford / Gallone's ice cream on a Sunday-- Note we would be interested in Winter drive next time as we are in Northampton.. Let me know
by cooknerkid
Mon 03 Dec, 2012 18:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: do you have a silver Z and like to drive in the winter
Replies: 25
Views: 1324

Re: do you have a silver Z and like to drive in the winter

For one spooky moment then, I had a vision of looking in my rearview mirror and seeing a Z3 with the top down and 2 people in it catching me from behind both wearing one of these- I am going to have a lie down now ! :? The even spookier thing is they have already sold 12 of them !!!!!!!!!!!
by cooknerkid
Tue 27 Nov, 2012 23:41
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: out for a drive on a Scottish winter's day
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Re: out for a drive on a Scottish winter's day

Would love to ----but all we've had is RAIN, RAIN, and more RAIN- in Northamptonshire - (as you have probably seen on the news) - Roll on next spring
by cooknerkid
Tue 27 Nov, 2012 23:25
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: New French Motoring Laws
Replies: 33
Views: 5729

Re: New French Motoring Laws

We drove the z3 down to Bordeaux in the summer- got all the Bits and Bobs accordingly before we went , but the biggest rip-off was the 'Headlamp Deflectors'' from the BMW Main dealer== I paid my £11.20 only to find when I opened it at home that I had just bought 2x pieces of sticky plastic each 2 in...
by cooknerkid
Sun 18 Nov, 2012 20:37
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: We've been bumped
Replies: 17
Views: 1758

Re: We've been bumped

My mate has reversing sensors on his BMW, and he recently reversed straight into a brick wall and smashed all the bumper in-- He said he didnt even hear the beepers go off, and then he realised he was in the wifes Mazda 6 !!!!!! :lol:
by cooknerkid
Sun 04 Nov, 2012 20:48
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: greygate plastic polish
Replies: 20
Views: 1981

Re: greygate plastic polish

I bought some Greygates when I bought the zedster 18 months ago-- It looked as if car had been left out under a tree over the winter, had a sort of green tinge to it!!!!i cleaned the window twice by hand , and was pleased with the results- I cant say it got all the scratches out from line that the r...
by cooknerkid
Sat 06 Oct, 2012 18:43
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: TyrePal - Fitted Pics
Replies: 17
Views: 3205

Re: TyrePal - Fitted Pics

what security is there on the wheel caps= A mate of mine has just had his fourth lot of Porsche wheel caps nicked-- Could work out expensive !!!!!!
Sorry ----Just spotted the answer !!! Muppetry at its best
by cooknerkid
Wed 19 Sep, 2012 17:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: dropping Z3 prices
Replies: 17
Views: 1367

Re: dropping Z3 prices

Eastsix wrote:I didnt really make my point in the first post - its not suprising Z3 prices are coming down if you can get a Z4 3.0 for that kind of money. On the other hand, maybe it means i'll be able to pick up a Z3M coupe for £5k soon! :drive
only if you get there before me !!!!!!
by cooknerkid
Wed 19 Sep, 2012 17:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: dropping Z3 prices
Replies: 17
Views: 1367

Re: dropping Z3 prices

I know prices have dropped generally, but you must bear in mind that to an extent the z3 prices are governed by the price of a z4, which have absolutely tumbled over the last couple of years- A friend of mine paid £22k 4 yrs ago for a z4 which is now worth £8k, and hes only done 13k miles, just over...
by cooknerkid
Thu 13 Sep, 2012 16:20
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: In France sat 8th
Replies: 0
Views: 370

In France sat 8th

Hi , we stopped at a service area near Alencon in France on Sat 8th Sept on our way back from the south of France, when an 02 plated silver Z3 followed us into the service area- by the time we put the roof up , they had disappeared. Was it anyone here
by cooknerkid
Tue 21 Aug, 2012 17:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Disks and Pads - Z3 2.8 Auto
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: New Disks and Pads - Z3 2.8 Auto

I always have a look on a Well Known Auction Site-- I managed to get a pair of rear discs from Knights BMW up north somewhere for £49.90 , in a BMW box brand new. and delivered to my home address.
by cooknerkid
Wed 15 Aug, 2012 15:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oh No , Not Again !!!!!! z3 2.8 2000
Replies: 13
Views: 1241

Re: Oh No , Not Again !!!!!! z3 2.8 2000

The movement sensor on my 99 facelift 2.8 is fixed to the back of the under dash trim panel above the pedals. It was the one connection that just wouldn't gome apart when I was taking the dash out. It's visible in this picture. That looks like the unit inside the centre console of mine. The label t...
by cooknerkid
Tue 14 Aug, 2012 23:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oh No , Not Again !!!!!! z3 2.8 2000
Replies: 13
Views: 1241

Re: Oh No , Not Again !!!!!! z3 2.8 2000

The movement sensor is inside the centre console, on top of the propshaft tunnel (technically the gearbox tunnel, but you know what I mean). I became acquainted with it, or at least my knuckle did, when changing the heater control bulbs. Cheers R. Thanks very much -- I will try all the permutations...
by cooknerkid
Tue 14 Aug, 2012 22:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oh No , Not Again !!!!!! z3 2.8 2000
Replies: 13
Views: 1241

Re: Oh No , Not Again !!!!!! z3 2.8 2000

Mine was a weird one. It turned out to be the interior movement sensor. I had been footling round in the dash fitting a new stereo and it seems that a label detached itself near the movement sensor - the slightest air current would probably cause enough movement to trigger the alarm - I found the l...
by cooknerkid
Tue 14 Aug, 2012 20:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: mildew on hood
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: mildew on hood

Hi when I bought mine it had green on it--- I used the Meguires Roof Cleaner from Halfords- It did the job well -I seem to remember it came in a twin pack- cleaner and proofer together, Cooknerkid :)
by cooknerkid
Tue 14 Aug, 2012 20:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oh No , Not Again !!!!!! z3 2.8 2000
Replies: 13
Views: 1241

Re: Oh No , Not Again !!!!!! z3 2.8 2000

The alarm is not a fault code. There is a register of how many times each sensor (well, sensor input, as some are combined) has triggered the alarm. This can be read with the appropriate software. BMW checked mine for me and I have a print out. You probably need to clear the registers first, as min...
by cooknerkid
Tue 14 Aug, 2012 19:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oh No , Not Again !!!!!! z3 2.8 2000
Replies: 13
Views: 1241

Re: Oh No , Not Again !!!!!! z3 2.8 2000

There are only a limited number of possibilities. You have the later alarm, so if you get really stuck, they can be plugged in to read which sensor triggered them. First, discount the interior movement sensors by turning them off when you arm the alarm - do this by pressing the lock button a second...
by cooknerkid
Tue 14 Aug, 2012 16:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oh No , Not Again !!!!!! z3 2.8 2000
Replies: 13
Views: 1241

Oh No , Not Again !!!!!! z3 2.8 2000

I thought i had fixed it, but 2 weeks after sorting the cable tie around the anti-theft radio sensor, my alarm has gone off twice .I have now replaced bonnet switch , checked boot sensor for damp etc-none found. After doing the radio sensor, the arming lights between the seats do not now flash viole...
by cooknerkid
Mon 06 Aug, 2012 16:28
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Newbie -Northants
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Re: Newbie -Northants

Z3cade wrote:Welcome to the site..

We need pics!! :D
just went to take some pics ---only it is hailing/raining like very big cats and big dogs- They do say the sun shines on the righteous--I will do it at the weekend
by cooknerkid
Mon 06 Aug, 2012 14:49
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Newbie -Northants
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Re: Newbie -Northants

Thanks, I will bear that in mind--- it was in the garage anyway :)
by cooknerkid
Mon 06 Aug, 2012 14:24
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Newbie -Northants
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Re: Newbie -Northants

Thanks for the welcome--I used to think my granny was a bit slow coz she couldnt work the video buttons-- I now know how she felt ----I will read the instructions of how to put photos on here--or get my kids to put me right!!!!-- Anyway the alarm still hasnt gone off yet 24hrs after sorting ..I have...
by cooknerkid
Sun 05 Aug, 2012 23:32
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Newbie -Northants
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Newbie -Northants

Hi All, decided to join after the Zedfest, and speaking to a few members-- I think i have already had my moneysworth as this afternoon I put a cabletie round the alarm sensor at back of the radio after reading alarm faulty blogs-- Thanks -- Hope the neighbours appreciate it !!! :)