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by Parki
Sun 23 Aug, 2020 12:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE 1.9 auto
Replies: 1
Views: 976

Re: FOR SALE

Forgot to add 68,000 miles.
by Parki
Sun 23 Aug, 2020 10:56
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE 1.9 auto
Replies: 1
Views: 976

FOR SALE 1.9 auto

My '97 1.9 AUTO in Boston Green with Tan Soft Top, Hard Top & Fittings. Lots of work done - Suspension sorted, New Rear Brake Discs & Pads, Fuel Lines & H/Brake Cables replaced. Exhaust in Good Condition, Air Con recharged recently. BMW Radio & CD player in boot. Soft Top & Back Window in Good Condi...
by Parki
Wed 15 Jul, 2020 12:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Punctures
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: Punctures

Hi I carry bungee straps to hold flat wheel into the boot - never tried it (touch wood) so don't ask me what straps to what! I do also carry puncture repair spray but sounds tricky to use on a wet dark night? should fit my boot rack. Have read some people have hidden wheel in hedges & collect it lat...
by Parki
Mon 13 Apr, 2020 10:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat height adjustment freed
Replies: 1
Views: 1070

Seat height adjustment freed

Making use of the lockdown, I have managed to free my stuck seat height. Tried it some time ago when it seemed to spring itself free but quickly got stuck again. This time I undid the bolt holding the aluminium piece & twisted it free. Applied lots of grease & a plastic washer hoping this will stop ...
by Parki
Wed 05 Jun, 2019 08:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Battery isolator switch
Replies: 2
Views: 1548

Re: Battery isolator switch

My 1.9 has a red switch in the black plastic 'tidy' box in the boot next to rear light cluster- fairly obvious when you know so perhaps yours is elsewhere (if you have one?)
by Parki
Thu 23 May, 2019 07:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Drivers seat fixed
Replies: 4
Views: 1451

Re: Drivers seat fixed

Yes - I did have to disconnect the aluminium connector & crank it by hand 1/2 turn! Not the most difficult job but really glad it works.
by Parki
Wed 22 May, 2019 15:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Drivers seat fixed
Replies: 4
Views: 1451

Drivers seat fixed

Having put up with a stuck seat for longer than I should, just spent most of the day trying to free the up/down movement. Following a couple of the instructions on this site, managed to get it loose, sprayed everything with WD40 & vacuumed underneath (found sixpence) re fitted seat & coupled up the ...
by Parki
Mon 18 Feb, 2019 10:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CD changer
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: CD changer

Hi - I had this problem a couple of years ago & solved it by dismantling the mechanism from its 'box' which fitted in the boot. Sounds like the magazine goes in & out but do the discs travel across to the reader bit? Mind didn't but I found you can access the cogged wheels at the rear of the unit & ...
by Parki
Sat 08 Sep, 2018 08:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another thing after another
Replies: 7
Views: 2168

Re: Another thing after another

Update - after looking/feeling around the hoses but reluctant to remove bits to gain access (I invariably break something or lose bits so it ends up costing more) I took my z out for a spin again & mpg seemed to pick up & on return the 3rd code fault had disappeared leaving the O2 sensor fault. I to...
by Parki
Fri 31 Aug, 2018 07:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another thing after another
Replies: 7
Views: 2168

Re: Another thing after another

Hi - thanks for the replies - I have tried checking hoses etc before & couldn't see/feel any problems but I will check again.
If I don't find anything, any ideas where should I be looking next?
by Parki
Thu 30 Aug, 2018 11:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another thing after another
Replies: 7
Views: 2168

Another thing after another

Hi - I noticed my mpg was getting worse on my 1.9 '97 automatic & invested in a code reader which indicated - 'OD Oxygen sensor heater before catalytic converter & OA Oxygen Sensor upstream of catalytic converter'. I cleared the codes but they came back. I have only got 1 sensor which is before the ...
by Parki
Tue 21 Aug, 2018 06:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ZRoadster.net Members with Diagnostic Kit
Replies: 93
Views: 44930

Re: ZRoadster.net Members with Diagnostic Kit

Hi - I am in Northumberland & have just started to use the iCarsoft BM multi system scanner. Have identifies the O2 sensor fault but not sure what else I can do.
by Parki
Fri 03 Aug, 2018 12:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Want to buy a set of Roadstar Wheels
Replies: 1
Views: 781

Re: Want to buy a set of Roadstar Wheels

I have a set of these - if you pm me, I will send photos
by Parki
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 12:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Avfew bits for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 2876

Re: Z3 Avfew bits for sale

Hi - do you still have wind deflector? what width is it & is it good condition?
Thanks
by Parki
Wed 22 Nov, 2017 15:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear tracking?
Replies: 8
Views: 2570

Re: Rear tracking?

Thanks for all help - you are right about Haynes manual. Now I will have to apologise to mechanic.
by Parki
Tue 21 Nov, 2017 15:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear tracking?
Replies: 8
Views: 2570

Rear tracking?

My '97 1.9 failed its MOT due to tyre wear- all 4 were worn around outer of tread - I was told this is 'toe out' & have just bought 4 new tyres & asked for 4 wheel tracking to be done. Mechanic told me no rear adjustment is possible but rears are at factory setting. Haynes manual states rear trackin...
by Parki
Mon 14 Nov, 2016 20:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic hardware
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Re: Diagnostic hardware

ok thanks for all that - so now I need someone with diagnostic abilities for an early version near me (half way between Newcastle & Berwick just off the A1)
I see from the posted list it's either Lancaster or Scotland (both 3 hrs away) - anyone nearer?
Thanks
by Parki
Mon 14 Nov, 2016 11:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic hardware
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Diagnostic hardware

Hi - sorry if this has been raised before but I have searched previous threads & am getting more confused. I am trying to buy diagnostic equipment for my 1.9 Z3 reg 3/97 with 20 pin socket under bonnet. I have seen 2 that appear to be ok - 1 is BMW USB + OBD Diagnostic *Cable set* UK GT1 Ediabas Inp...
by Parki
Sun 30 Oct, 2016 11:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Emmission failure/pass
Replies: 8
Views: 1825

Re: MOT Emmission failure/pass

Again, thanks for in puts. I've got plenty of things to check & it makes sense to go down self diagnostic route. As I was trying to say before, it is not a nissan micra & if the car is happy then so am I - just need to prove to myself it is. Again thanks for all the help, lots to ponder on.
by Parki
Sat 29 Oct, 2016 10:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Emmission failure/pass
Replies: 8
Views: 1825

Re: MOT Emmission failure/pass

Thanks for responses - will check hoses/bellows for leaks & yes Eng oil temp was by passed so its likely it was not 'hot' when failed. But mpg IS poorish & I know we dont drive zeds for economy but don't like the feeling somethings not right so a diagnostic check seems to be the next step - would a ...
by Parki
Thu 27 Oct, 2016 13:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Emmission failure/pass
Replies: 8
Views: 1825

Re: MOT Emmission failure/pass

Hi Del - tester said it was warm at first test but I was not present - obviously it was warm enough 2nd time. Thermostat replaced recently when temp guage failed to get to 12 o clock position as it does now within about 5/10 mins. Have also replaced Engine temp & exhaust sensers some months ago.
by Parki
Thu 27 Oct, 2016 09:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT Emmission failure/pass
Replies: 8
Views: 1825

MOT Emmission failure/pass

Help - I took my 1.9 '97 for MOT on Monday & it failed due to emmissions too high - Fast Idle test - CO failed at 6.546! (max 0.3) HC passed 180 (200max) Lambda read 0.826 marked as fail although max limit is 1.03(?). 2nd fast idle test - CO failed at 5.721! HC passed at 177 & Lambda failed at 0.848...
by Parki
Thu 06 Oct, 2016 09:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spa 6 Hours weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

Spa 6 Hours weekend

Had a great weekend in September at the Spa 6 hours event - good weather, lots of older fast cars driven by older fast guys. I was buzzed by porsches on the motorway which seem to have to travel in convoy but did see 1 other Z3 parked in the 'classic' car park along with lots of great cars as the Be...
by Parki
Tue 04 Oct, 2016 16:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB Off side Tail light lens
Replies: 2
Views: 948

Re: WTB Off side Tail light lens

pm sent
thanks
by Parki
Tue 04 Oct, 2016 16:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FREE: 1998 1.9 Engine and/or bones of car
Replies: 8
Views: 2275

Re: FREE: 1998 1.9 Engine and/or bones of car

Do you have an off side tail light lens?
by Parki
Tue 04 Oct, 2016 10:53
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB Off side Tail light lens
Replies: 2
Views: 948

WTB Off side Tail light lens

I am in need of replacing mine after losing an arguement with a hand rail in a multi storey car park - pre face lift '97 - anyone got one spare?
Thanks
by Parki
Sun 12 Jun, 2016 08:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear wings. Different sizes?
Replies: 15
Views: 2455

Re: Rear wings. Different sizes?

Just checked on my P reg 1.9 - there is a small flare over wheel arch easily missed in wrong light so bottom wing seems right for 97 model cant tell in top picture.
by Parki
Tue 24 May, 2016 17:33
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB Cigarette lighter plug
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Re: WTB Cigarette lighter plug

ok can i pm you?
by Parki
Tue 24 May, 2016 14:15
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB Cigarette lighter plug
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Re: WTB Cigarette lighter plug

yes thats it
by Parki
Tue 24 May, 2016 12:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For sale - square (pre-facelift) Z3 OBC clock trip computer
Replies: 7
Views: 1622

Re: For sale - square (pre-facelift) Z3 OBC clock trip compu

My friendly mechanic tells me when car makers change specs they use up existing parts off the shelf until they get to the new bits so a car built 2 mins after another may have different spec!
by Parki
Tue 24 May, 2016 12:23
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB Cigarette lighter plug
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

WTB Cigarette lighter plug

has anyone got the plug in bit spare? - the socket lights & works a tyre compressor so that bits ok. Thanks
by Parki
Sat 12 Dec, 2015 17:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 hard top fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

Re: Z3 hard top fitting

Having fitted my hard top 2 or 3 times now I would advise slacking off ALLfixings for brackets & the knurled & locking nuts on hardtop fixing itself finger tight. Removing all covers at this stage makes life easier. Then locate the 'pins' in the 'holes' in brackets & move top around to even out gaps...
by Parki
Mon 16 Nov, 2015 15:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Joined the 360 club
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: Joined the 360 club

Might be worth checking your springs - when they let go it can upset things whilst turning.
by Parki
Fri 13 Nov, 2015 21:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slump in mpg?
Replies: 15
Views: 2373

Re: Slump in mpg?

Diagnostic showed fault with oxygen sensor upstream of catalyser code (P0130) dealer estimated £300 to replace sensor! Local garage warned sensor could be ok but picking up other fault but replaced for less than £100 (bit of a bugger apparently) Just done 70 mile round trip & mpg display is improvin...
by Parki
Tue 10 Nov, 2015 12:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Shims
Replies: 16
Views: 2754

Re: Shims

ok thanks for that - guess the hard top was an afterthought - next time the top is off, i may look to drill a well/hole for pins to go in to.
by Parki
Tue 10 Nov, 2015 10:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bought a Z3 in Impala brown
Replies: 15
Views: 3057

Re: Bought a Z3 in Impala brown

A tan hood would really set off this body colour - I have just fitted one to my Boston Green - looks good (I will try to send photos when I can )
by Parki
Tue 10 Nov, 2015 10:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Shims
Replies: 16
Views: 2754

Re: Shims

Hi Robert T or Peter2b or anyone else just fitted their hard top - have just fitted mine which seems ok - front is secured & rear handles have locked back but have noticed looking back under the rear window trim the 2 rubber blocks are sitting on the pins which secure the soft top at windscreen. Thi...
by Parki
Wed 28 Oct, 2015 20:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slump in mpg?
Replies: 15
Views: 2373

Re: Slump in mpg?

Again thanks for inputs - I think some of the possible causes would have reduced mpg gradually & before MOT but electrics & bits can go overnight. My Haynes manual suggests cheapest route is to get complete diagnostic check by Dealer & go from there? Will let you know how I get on.
by Parki
Wed 28 Oct, 2015 09:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slump in mpg?
Replies: 15
Views: 2373

Re: Slump in mpg?

Thanks for all input - I'm sure its not a reset/calibration issue as fuel guage is half full after only 120 miles so its definitely running rich. As del suggested this could have been due to leak in exhaust system but has only started after MOT so its likely to be something the garage has done. I wi...
by Parki
Mon 26 Oct, 2015 11:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slump in mpg?
Replies: 15
Views: 2373

Slump in mpg?

Hi all - my 1.9 Auto recently had an MOT which failed on ' major leak of exhaust gasses ' & ' exhaust emmission Carbon monoxide content after 2nd fast idle excessive'. I was told the exhaust needed welding & car was then passed ok. Driving away,I noticed mpg display was low 20's but put this down to...
by Parki
Thu 22 Oct, 2015 10:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Tyres Advice Please
Replies: 17
Views: 3130

Re: New Tyres Advice Please

Uniroyals for me too - fitted them to my Mx5 years ago to stop the tail end coming round in the wet on Dunlops - never had any bother since so fitted them when I bought my Z - again no problems, including driving (steadily) in snow/icy ungritted roads last winter.
by Parki
Thu 08 Oct, 2015 10:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop with fitting kit
Replies: 16
Views: 2027

Re: Hardtop with fitting kit

A complete hard top fitting kit went for £360 last pm on ebay - the hard tops need to be in the right colour so may be more difficult to shift?
by Parki
Thu 08 Oct, 2015 10:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: what the heck are these
Replies: 13
Views: 1754

Re: what the heck are these

Hi all - has anyone tried removing these & what would be/was the effect on handling? Acceleration should be better?
by Parki
Fri 18 Sep, 2015 18:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Parts for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 784

Re: Parts for sale

Hi - what size is the wind deflector & does it fold down/stay up ok?
by Parki
Tue 25 Aug, 2015 19:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Windscreen Wipers rubbing on bonnet.
Replies: 9
Views: 1544

Re: Windscreen Wipers rubbing on bonnet.

You can either adjust the bonnet to raise the clearance which is a 2 person p i t a or remove wiper arm & bend to clear.
by Parki
Sun 23 Aug, 2015 07:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: how much are they worth?
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: how much are they worth?

A bm dealer will quote you new prices - look on ebay etc to give an offer price?
by Parki
Sun 23 Aug, 2015 07:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight switch knob
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Re: Headlight switch knob

Will track one down - thanks for the info.
by Parki
Sat 22 Aug, 2015 17:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight switch knob
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Re: Headlight switch knob

Wow! So how long have they been unscrewing things to the left? I was worried about damaging the switch itself - job done but what happened to the hex nut? Thanks Althulas for the gen.
by Parki
Sat 22 Aug, 2015 08:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight switch knob
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Headlight switch knob

Hi all, my headlight switch cover came off whilst travelling & decided to fit new knob & cover - following 'how to replace this switch' link , I cannot see the hex nut to undo it - the new knob has a metal insert which carries a thread & I'm wondering if my old one has been glued in position? Any su...
by Parki
Sun 12 Jul, 2015 12:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CD Player not working.
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: CD Player not working.

Hi Bob, extracting player from boot is fairly easy - if i remember right there are 3 bolts holding frame to the boot & then screws attaching player to frame - there are threads on this (use search) but when you have the cover off the gearwheels can be lightly oiled & eased into use - did mine recent...