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by Bertie
Sat 14 Mar, 2020 18:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: E10 is coming
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Re: E10 is coming

Ethanol use in the USA has nothing to do with the environment . It started in the mid 80's as a boon doggle for to subsidise Mid Western farmers. The objective was to justify agricultural subsidies to farmers who were being paid not to produce anything . Ethanol from corn is a stupid use of agricult...
by Bertie
Fri 07 Feb, 2020 19:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How much do you like your Z3
Replies: 101
Views: 50064

Re: How much do you like your Z3

My Z 3 3.0i is the culmination of a lifetime's obsession with older cars . Morris Minor tourer , MG B , two ground up rebuilds 1947 Singer 4 A B , 1949 Rover P3, Rover P6 B V 8 [a silly little car full of complex engineering solutions to non existent " problems" ] 1962 E type Jaguar , a real heart b...
by Bertie
Tue 04 Feb, 2020 15:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Original Build Data
Replies: 33
Views: 21427

Re: Original Build Data

Thanks Robert
by Bertie
Mon 03 Feb, 2020 18:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Original Build Data
Replies: 33
Views: 21427

Re: Original Build Data

WHERE were z3's built ?? Were they all built in the USA and exported worldwide ? Were " some " built in Bavaria ? if so which ones ? I've read that some US built ones were fitted with German VIN plates , allegedly some complex scam revolving around the US plant being in a " Free Port ; enterprise ta...
by Bertie
Sat 25 Jan, 2020 18:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Basic information for home maintenance ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1648

Re: Basic information for home maintenance ?

Thanks Mike I'm gradually finding my way around the information available ,which is widely scattered .Previously I have found handy dandy summaries listing specifications and quantities needed for routine maintenance for all of my summer toys . In contrast BMW seem to have adopted a Rolls Royce atti...
by Bertie
Fri 24 Jan, 2020 16:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Basic information for home maintenance ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1648

Re: Basic information for home maintenance ?

Thanks Daz The real oem site is really useful . It sorted out my misconceptions about the construction of my wheels and confirmed that the gear box and back axle oil doesn't need to be changed .Hours and hours of geeky reading here I still need a "Boys Wonder Book of the Z3 " type shop manual , whic...
by Bertie
Fri 24 Jan, 2020 04:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Basic information for home maintenance ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1648

Re: Basic information for home maintenance ?

Thanks pingu
Bertie
by Bertie
Thu 23 Jan, 2020 20:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Basic information for home maintenance ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1648

Basic information for home maintenance ?

Hi I 'm looking for information so that I can do basic maintenace at home. I want to do a complete drain and refill of all systems before Spring Is there a basic manual ,with the essential information on quantities, specifications , " " how to " ? I've found recent Haynes manuals for other cars to b...
by Bertie
Tue 21 Jan, 2020 20:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Original Build Data
Replies: 33
Views: 21427

Re: Original Build Data

VIN decoders seem to come and go like snowflakes > I tried several today I found on Google , with mixed results WWW bimmer Lost me in a death spiral around a Captcha device to prove I was not a robot . I got no useful information here FPC Euro parts site has minimal build info , but detailed parts l...
by Bertie
Sun 19 Jan, 2020 22:25
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hi from Montreal Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 2683

Re: Hi from Montreal Canada

Thanks Gazza It doesn't seem to be a good option for a summer toy tucked up in a warm garage From November to April ? Probably better to blow up the doughnut and hope I never need it Bertie Anyone have experience / comments on replacement head light bulbs ? The usual N American reviews are of the Bo...
by Bertie
Sat 18 Jan, 2020 18:07
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hi from Montreal Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 2683

Hi from Montreal Canada

I bought my 2001 Z 3 3 litre before the holidays and am still finding my way round it.Planning a " To Do List " before taking it off the axle stands in the Spring . It's -20 C here today ,snowing and windy . Temperature with wind effect feels like -30C . It is not top down weather! I've found the kn...
by Bertie
Sat 11 Jan, 2020 20:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Rear Window or Entire Roof
Replies: 8
Views: 1855

Re: New Rear Window or Entire Roof

Hi Have you tried "Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure " [It's real product not a joke ].A styrene based liquid which penetrates cracks and polymerises to form a water tight seal . I've used it to seal windscreens and boot seals on old cars , my son has used it to seal windows on his sail boat cabi...
by Bertie
Sat 11 Jan, 2020 20:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Rear Window or Entire Roof
Replies: 8
Views: 1855

Re: New Rear Window or Entire Roof

Hi Have you tried "Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure " [It's real product not a joke ].A styrene based liquid which penetrates cracks and polymerises to form a water tight seal . I've used it to seal windscreens and boot seals on old cars , my son has used it to seal windows on his sail boat cabi...