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by Z3crazy
Tue 23 Jul, 2019 12:09
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z4 M40I-vs- Z3M
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: Z4 M40I-vs- Z3M

Know what you mean about ugly. It looks like an insect. Furthermore you're sitting too low behind the doors…… only your head and neck come above the door. It's the reason i didn't go for a Audi TT, it just doesn't look right.

And then there's the price……….

Dave.
by Z3crazy
Tue 16 Jul, 2019 15:01
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Very rare model spotted
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: Very rare model spotted

Nah, that's a Z 1.5 (inbetween model). Z3 body with drop-doors :P
by Z3crazy
Mon 06 May, 2019 13:35
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Parts for Z3 available
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

Re: Parts for Z3 available

My 2000 1.9 cost me (including hard top, wind deflector and tonneau cover) the market-conform price of €9000. 90.000 miles (145.000 kilometers) on the clock and pristine condition. Due to our local "Postman Pat" there's a tiny dent on the boot lid from his bike :evil: You can pick up a Z3 for much l...
by Z3crazy
Thu 21 Mar, 2019 01:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Any one tried Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: Any one tried Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125 ?

Yes. They were under the car when i bought it two years ago, and they do what it says on the box. They are marginally beter than wooden wheels and the fact that Hankook sponsers Real Madrid won't help you as you careen off the road towards a 300 year old oak. If you drive sedately you'll be fine, ot...
by Z3crazy
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 10:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: French Speed Limits
Replies: 8
Views: 1548

Re: French Speed Limits

I think it would be nice if someone came to the house of every car owner and calibrated the odometers to show the actual correct speed :D Speed cameras might very wel have a 2Kph tolerance but my speedometer certainly doesn't and neither does anybody elses. More like 5%. In fact some counties allow ...
by Z3crazy
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 09:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight 'Glass' Cleaning results?
Replies: 8
Views: 1570

Re: Headlight 'Glass' Cleaning results?

Hi Guys, My "other" line of work is doing guitar setups and repairs and I've been using Micro-Mesh pads for years to polish frets end remove haze from paintwork on instruments. That's one application........... but cleaning fighter jet and helicopter canopys is another (you really want to see that i...
by Z3crazy
Tue 24 Jul, 2018 07:41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: This isn't as easy as it looks!
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

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

7:59 :| (I wasn't in a hurry)
by Z3crazy
Mon 16 Jul, 2018 14:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fog light woes
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Re: Fog light woes

Yes - I am spoilt by French roads - Even those which have not been resurfaced for thirty years are better than a lot of UK roads. I am not looking forward to dodging potholes on motorways etc when I visit next week! We do have one local road which was resurfaced suspiciously quickly , and is now fa...
by Z3crazy
Sat 07 Apr, 2018 15:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA experts
Replies: 10
Views: 2310

Re: INPA experts

40mph is approx 60kph so maybe it's showing kph on a mph speedo.

FYI......

10mph = 16kph
20mph = 32kph
30mph = 48kph
40mph = 64kph
50mph = 80kph
etc,etc.

Dave
by Z3crazy
Wed 31 Jan, 2018 16:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fitting Z3 rear tonneau cover.
Replies: 10
Views: 2186

Re: Fitting Z3 rear tonneau cover.

The rear fittings are just "Deutsche grundlichkeit". If the cover is fixed to the front fixing and pushen under the ruim at the rear it ain't going anywhere ( unless you drive into a tornado )

Dave
by Z3crazy
Tue 02 Jan, 2018 12:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: WANTED: DIY removing rear sub frame
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

Re: WANTED: DIY removing rear sub frame

Hi there,

Had a quick look myself and this is about the best description i could find, specifically for the Z3...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showth ... p?t=174975

Only one photo though, but the text is well written.

Cheers,

Dave
by Z3crazy
Tue 05 Dec, 2017 14:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Broken suspension springs ??
Replies: 19
Views: 3606

Re: Broken suspension springs ??

Our road conditions are the main cause, deep potholes and the dreaded speed humps all over the place. I live abroad and (up until recently) came over on a regular basis to visit the family in Brecon (Wales). I can only say that British roads are, in general, absolutely appauling. It's not just the ...
by Z3crazy
Tue 14 Nov, 2017 08:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bonnet keeps popping
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Re: Bonnet keeps popping

If anything will make the cable stick, it's grease.........

WD40, graphite powder, light oil are beter options.

Or, a new cable 8-)

Dave
by Z3crazy
Tue 14 Nov, 2017 08:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Import Z3s
Replies: 14
Views: 3009

Re: Import Z3s

Why would a KPH speedometer be a big deal for the MOT? It's hardly a safety issue. Plus, if you get the numbers mixed up you'd be going slower. An MPH speedo would be a bigger problem on the continent.

I know for a fact that here in the Netherlands a MPH speedo is not a fail on an imported car.

Dave
by Z3crazy
Sat 11 Nov, 2017 22:59
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: A returned member
Replies: 16
Views: 3275

Re: A returned member

I think you'll have a hard time finding an original hardtop to match. 8-)
by Z3crazy
Sat 11 Nov, 2017 14:07
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Silver Z3 Northleach by-pass
Replies: 1
Views: 1032

Re: Silver Z3 Northleach by-pass

vzh7gk wrote:
Fri 10 Nov, 2017 13:54
, but suspect driver concentrating on traffic :)
Yeah, there are still a few of them left. 8-)
by Z3crazy
Sat 11 Nov, 2017 14:03
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: A returned member
Replies: 16
Views: 3275

Re: A returned member

Good looking car, Well done.

Now drive it like you stole it :lol:
by Z3crazy
Fri 10 Nov, 2017 19:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1st generation or larger rear?
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Re: 1st generation or larger rear?

Firstly, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder". Some go for first gen, some for second. Nothing wrong there. As far as the technical side is concerned, pretty much the same as above. A Well looked after 1st gen can be every bit as good as the last car that came off the line in 2002. Just try and te...
by Z3crazy
Tue 07 Nov, 2017 13:26
Forum: Better Driving
Topic: You just go off the dual carriageway and then back on......
Replies: 6
Views: 3754

Re: You just go off the dual carriageway and then back on......

And the old ICI buildings in Witton still in their war-time camoflage colours in the seventies......... And the old, old, New Street Station and steam trains....

Nurse !!!! get my pills :(
by Z3crazy
Tue 07 Nov, 2017 09:46
Forum: Better Driving
Topic: You just go off the dual carriageway and then back on......
Replies: 6
Views: 3754

Re: You just go off the dual carriageway and then back on......

Of course at J6 on the M6 (Gravelly Hill or Spaghetti Junction) it is a local sport to close up in lane one to force late lane changers to continue on the motorway. But that's Birmingham... :head: I'm from Birmingham and saw Spagehtti Junction being built. People have been doing that since it opene...
by Z3crazy
Tue 07 Nov, 2017 09:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Hardtop
Replies: 7
Views: 1777

Re: New Hardtop

I must have looked at dozens of Z3's during my search for a nice one, only 2 were offered with a hard top and they were ropey cars anyway. Then you have to look for one in the right colour that hasn't faded, source out a fitting kit with all the bits coz they all miss something, usually the mounting...
by Z3crazy
Mon 06 Nov, 2017 15:06
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z4 concept car
Replies: 9
Views: 2230

Re: Z4 concept car

Well, i think they got it right with the Z3

Just my 2 cents worth :)

Dave
by Z3crazy
Mon 06 Nov, 2017 13:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Hardtop
Replies: 7
Views: 1777

Re: New Hardtop

Yeah, i'm quite chuffed. The lines just fit and make it sexier than it was. The view through the rear window is so much better and saves craning your neck to see whats in your blind spot.

Haven't managed to do the wiring for the heated rear screen, but i'll get round to that next year.

Dave.
by Z3crazy
Mon 06 Nov, 2017 08:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Hardtop
Replies: 7
Views: 1777

New Hardtop

Hi Guy's (and gal's), So, Saturday i had a 150 mile round trip to get the hard top fitted. First the fitting kit That took ages, there's just enough room for an infants fingers. Anyway, all in all it was an hours worth of fun!! On the way back the roof got the ultimate test when i got a massive down...
by Z3crazy
Tue 31 Oct, 2017 23:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlamp replacement FUBAR
Replies: 15
Views: 3183

Re: Headlamp replacement FUBAR

Hi Robert, Yeah, a Brit in Holland. Actually just took on Dutch nationality coz after 40 years over here I just can't wait to see how the Brexit pans out. It is funny about the lights, sort of a tombola really, which ones were fitted. Oh Well, at least the stickers were right. So now I know what lam...
by Z3crazy
Tue 31 Oct, 2017 07:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: winters here
Replies: 16
Views: 3588

Re: winters here

the only reason I'm fitting them is because the top is very close to the body by the doors but too high at the back so by lifting the front it should allow the back to be dropped a bit without the door area peterz3 That doesn't sound right. According to the official "First Fitting Installation" man...
by Z3crazy
Tue 31 Oct, 2017 07:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop mounting
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: Hardtop mounting

It's obviously a second hand roof, but the little bits and bobs like the spacers are usually the first things to "disappear".

I just wanted to cover my bases in case they aren't available.

BTW, i'm talking about the little plastic shim things, not the bracket the top secures to.

Dave.
by Z3crazy
Mon 30 Oct, 2017 13:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop mounting
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: Hardtop mounting

Forget it :o

Found the info i need on the Bimmer forum. Spacers are 6,2 mm thick and moulded to fit the bodywork.

So bits of plastic drainpipe should do the trick :lol:

Dave.
by Z3crazy
Mon 30 Oct, 2017 13:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: winters here
Replies: 16
Views: 3588

Re: winters here

The only spacers needed are the "mounting gauges" that set the height at the back of the hardtop. Part number 54 21 9 408 881, 6.2 mm thick and pre-formed for the bodywork. You go for a gap between the spacers and the roof of 0.2 mm. The only problem with the oem spacers is that once you've set ever...
by Z3crazy
Mon 30 Oct, 2017 12:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop mounting
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Hardtop mounting

Hi Guys, To make my softtop last longer i've bought a hardtop, a lovely looking Cosmosschwartz one. I gets fitted on Saturday, but i'm not sure if the mounting gauges to position the height at rear of the roof (part nr 54219408881) are present. Does anybody know what the dimensions are of these spac...
by Z3crazy
Tue 24 Oct, 2017 09:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlamp replacement FUBAR
Replies: 15
Views: 3183

Re: Headlamp replacement FUBAR

Well, i promised a couple of photo's........... This is headlight glass with HB4 embossed on it.. https://i.imgur.com/7oI8MxA.jpg And this is what the sticker had printed on it (it was the real situation).. https://i.imgur.com/Uh1KX4o.jpg I'd seen the sticker before but thought it was just a referen...
by Z3crazy
Wed 18 Oct, 2017 19:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlamp replacement FUBAR
Replies: 15
Views: 3183

Re: Headlamp replacement FUBAR

Well, there goes German "grundlichkeit".

BTW, mine is a March 2000 1.9 with H7's. I'm swapping the HB4's for H7's and i'll take a couple of photo's of my headlamps and bulbs, just for the record 8-)
by Z3crazy
Wed 18 Oct, 2017 10:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlamp replacement FUBAR
Replies: 15
Views: 3183

Re: Headlamp replacement FUBAR

Robert, The fitting is brown and about 25 -30% larger in diameter. It takes a standard 2 prong H7 bulb and the fitting goes in the headlamp unit in the same way as the HB4 (quarter turn so the fitting points down). I've been checking out a number of Owner manuals on the web and the German one says H...
by Z3crazy
Mon 16 Oct, 2017 20:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlamp replacement FUBAR
Replies: 15
Views: 3183

Re: Headlamp replacement FUBAR

Aha, someone in the know.

Still funny that the headlamp glass has HB4 embossed on it, but there you go.

Thanks, mate. Well done.

Dave
by Z3crazy
Mon 16 Oct, 2017 10:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlamp replacement FUBAR
Replies: 15
Views: 3183

Re: Headlamp replacement FUBAR

Hi, I suppose anything is possible, certainly with the all the other changes they made around 99/00. I also just checked the new TIS (in German) and i found out BMW used H1, H7 and HB4 lamps for European models so i suppose it was just the luck of the draw which fitting and lamp was used. Apparently...
by Z3crazy
Mon 16 Oct, 2017 08:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlamp replacement FUBAR
Replies: 15
Views: 3183

Headlamp replacement FUBAR

Hi guys, This is about my 1.9i 2000 Z3 As it's getting darker earlier i reckoned it was time to go for brighter lamps as an upgrade. I checked the manual for bulb types, checked 3 forums for bulb types and checked the headlamp lenses for bulb types. HB4 and HB3 everytime. I went for Osram Nightbreak...
by Z3crazy
Thu 08 Jun, 2017 11:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: dinan strut tower brace
Replies: 6
Views: 1805

Re: dinan strut tower brace

Holy crap, that engine bay is clean. You could almost believe your car just came off the production line. 8-) :) :thumb:

Nice brace, btw.
by Z3crazy
Mon 05 Jun, 2017 09:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Power steering
Replies: 6
Views: 1765

Re: Power steering

Okay, it must be down to the "sporty" experience. It does work, but it has more of a frog-eyed sprite or Spitfire feel.

I'll get back to you on the SD1.

Cheers
by Z3crazy
Sun 04 Jun, 2017 14:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Power steering
Replies: 6
Views: 1765

Power steering

Hiya, I've got a question about the power steering in the Z3. I hope no one takes offence, but is it really as bad as i think it is or is just me? My first car with power steering was a Rover SD1 3500 back in the 70's, then a load of cars without it, and now my last 4 cars with it. Basically, none o...
by Z3crazy
Sat 03 Jun, 2017 22:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mounting a hardtop
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

Re: Mounting a hardtop

^ Ah, that's nice. Pity, though, mine's Cosmos Schwartz. But,yes..... you are closer to Dover :lol:
by Z3crazy
Sat 03 Jun, 2017 16:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mounting a hardtop
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

Re: Mounting a hardtop

Thanks Rory, i also downloaded the the pdf mentioned at the bottom of the first pdf "Z3 hardtop first fitting".

All in all quite a deconstruction and rebuild, with some special tools and juggling about. We'll see how i get on (if i take up the challenge). I'd rather strip a Goldwing down :shock:
by Z3crazy
Sat 03 Jun, 2017 10:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mounting a hardtop
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

Mounting a hardtop

Hi guys and gals,

I bought my Z3 without a hardtop and mounting lugs, but i'm in the market for one now ( i'm in Holland, so don't tell me you know of one in, say, West Bromwich).

I'm just wondering how easy or hard it is to fit one from scratch. Any ideas or experiences are welcome :)

Cheers
by Z3crazy
Mon 29 May, 2017 14:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £1600
Replies: 30
Views: 7364

Re: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £19

Just a pity it's a right-hand drive or i'd have jumped at it.

All i can say is at that price it's a steal in any currency a fine looking car
by Z3crazy
Tue 16 May, 2017 13:00
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: deni2s Z3
Replies: 111
Views: 30519

Re: deni2s Z3

Oh, man, you really need to get rid of that drone. That could do some serious ear damage. Even my speakers didn't like it, neither did the cat and lots of small loose objects in the room began to vibrate.

Put some Harley pipes under your car.... straight thru's 8-)
by Z3crazy
Fri 12 May, 2017 10:50
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Worth watching this 2 part DIY aoutobody repair video.
Replies: 3
Views: 3078

Re: Worth watching this 2 part DIY aoutobody repair video.

I know it shows a bike fairing, but it's the process........... http://i521.photobucket.com/albums/w334/Wingerdave/038.jpg http://i521.photobucket.com/albums/w334/Wingerdave/042.jpg http://i521.photobucket.com/albums/w334/Wingerdave/041.jpg I completely resprayed my Goldwing a few years back with (w...
by Z3crazy
Fri 12 May, 2017 10:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale - Z3 3.0i Very low mileage - immaculate
Replies: 12
Views: 4369

Re: For Sale - Z3 3.0i Very low mileage - immaculate

To be honest, looking at the prices these cars command on the continent, it's not really exhorbitant. My 1.9, 2000, cost 9250 Euro in The Netherlands, which is a the going price for an almost immaculate example. Perfect paint, 90K miles, few extra's. Hard tops run at about 1000 euro's extra. The thi...
by Z3crazy
Fri 05 May, 2017 09:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Show us your steering wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 1647

Re: Show us your steering wheels

Standard Fine Wood

Image

Dave