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by Robin
Mon 08 Apr, 2024 23:23
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1832

Re: Z3M for sale

Now also on AutoTrader & reduced by £2000 https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-detail ... 4088403156
by Robin
Fri 05 Apr, 2024 21:30
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1832

Re: Z3M for sale

Strange. I just clicked on it & it took me to my advert
by Robin
Sat 30 Mar, 2024 13:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1832

Z3M for sale

Selling Z3M I've owned & throughly enjoyed for last 19 years. Mileage 81k. Estoril with hardtop.
Advert here https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/16171898
by Robin
Tue 27 Jun, 2023 23:18
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: S50 Z3M firing on five cylinders
Replies: 3
Views: 18128

Re: S50 Z3M firing on five cylinders

Good point. I did try that. but didn't solve it. seems more like a mixture problem
by Robin
Tue 27 Jun, 2023 19:29
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: S50 Z3M firing on five cylinders
Replies: 3
Views: 18128

S50 Z3M firing on five cylinders

I wonder if anyone else has experienced this. My S50 Z3M Ok for ten or twenty miles then tickover gets lumpy. Then starts firing only on 5 cylinders. Plug looks sooty. Not oily I'm pleased to say. Then I change spark plug on offending cylinder & Ok for about another 20 miles. Then the same happe...
by Robin
Mon 23 May, 2022 10:07
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Fuel injectors
Replies: 0
Views: 4733

Fuel injectors

My M is only firing on 5 cylinders. Spark plug, coil & compression is OK
So I'm going to buy & fit new OEM injector to that cylinder. Is it essential to recode it ?
by Robin
Tue 17 May, 2022 13:29
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Best engine oil for Z3M
Replies: 2
Views: 2343

Best engine oil for Z3M

Hi
When I put my reg number in
Halfords site says - Castrol Edge 5W-30 M Oil
Euro car parts says - Castrol Edge FST Engine Oil - 5W-40. This has titanium in !
Any thoughts which might be best ?
Thanks
Edit
I found the answer on Castrol website - Castrol EDGE 5W-30 M
by Robin
Tue 09 Apr, 2019 13:31
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Need set of Lambda sensors for S50
Replies: 2
Views: 4158

Re: Need set of Lambda sensors for S50

Excellent Pingu. Much appreciated. All makes sense now
by Robin
Mon 08 Apr, 2019 20:01
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Need set of Lambda sensors for S50
Replies: 2
Views: 4158

Need set of Lambda sensors for S50

I'm having trouble finding a supplier give me the correct part numbers to make a set of four Bosch Lamda sensors My understanding is I need one for pre cat & one for post cat for cyl 1-3 & same for cyl 4-6 But part numbers given to me by suppliers don't match what's on their site Do I need f...
by Robin
Wed 30 Aug, 2017 12:00
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Best spark plugs for Z3M S50 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 5797

Re: Best spark plugs for Z3M S50 ?

Garage has determined that misfire's due to a faulty coil pack. The bulk head end one that is more inclined to get drips of water on so most often packs up.
by Robin
Tue 29 Aug, 2017 18:06
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Best spark plugs for Z3M S50 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 5797

Re: Best spark plugs for Z3M S50 ?

Probably not a faulty one.
The plugs have done 10s' of k's of miles & they don't last forever. Someone said it may be the coils.
Getting it checked out tomorrow by local garage. The have code reader that will let them know which cylinder misfire is on
by Robin
Tue 29 Aug, 2017 12:46
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Best spark plugs for Z3M S50 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 5797

Best spark plugs for Z3M S50 ?

Hello I tried to search forum for 'spark plug' but doesn't seem to work. Anyway, after running rough for a few miles my car now seems to only be running on 5 ! I hope unburned fuel didn't cook the cat as I limped home ! Can anyone recommend best spark plugs for Z3M S50 ? Wondering if there's any bet...
by Robin
Thu 24 Mar, 2016 16:08
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Stiffness of Z3M clutch pedal versus Z4M
Replies: 5
Views: 5291

Re: Stiffness of Z3M clutch pedal versus Z4M

Hi Robin, it's a long time since we chatted on here, just wondering is the stiff clutch is due to an age thing, us not the car, stick with it, a zed 3M is better than a zed 4m because if the clutch is softer it's obviously designed for the older driver. LOL. please no disrespect for the Z4M divers ...
by Robin
Mon 21 Mar, 2016 22:34
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Stiffness of Z3M clutch pedal versus Z4M
Replies: 5
Views: 5291

Stiffness of Z3M clutch pedal versus Z4M

I've been getting some minor left knee problems. My everyday driver is an auto. The knee problem seems worse after I've driven my Z3M. The Z3M clutch pedal is quite a heavy action. For those of you who've driven both then did you notice if the Z4M pedal action is lighter than that of the Z3M. If so ...
by Robin
Sun 26 Jul, 2015 16:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 450241

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Had a new viscous coupling on radiator fan fitted this week. The fan's been coming on for a year or so when it shouldn't. Borg Warner one for £95 including fitting by an indie garage. Scotthall BMW main stealer wanted £216 just for the part ! Car goes a little better too without all that drag. Shoul...
by Robin
Mon 22 Jul, 2013 21:02
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Radiator fan on most of the time
Replies: 16
Views: 4321

Re: Radiator fan on most of the time

Many thanks SB. Will be good to ditch the somewhat primitive & power wasting viscous fan.
by Robin
Sat 20 Jul, 2013 00:32
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Radiator fan on most of the time
Replies: 16
Views: 4321

Re: Radiator fan on most of the time

If the viscous is shot...the fancan be stopped easily while the motor is running...to test this, start the motor, and use a rolled up newspaper and put it in the way of the fan...if it stops...the viscous clutch is US'd...get another one... NB. there are aftermarket viscous clutches which you don't...
by Robin
Fri 19 Jul, 2013 11:09
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Radiator fan on most of the time
Replies: 16
Views: 4321

Re: Radiator fan on most of the time

Here are the areas you must check:- 1. Viscous clutch on mechanical fan...if it's stuffed, it will spin easily and freely by hand. If stuffed...replace clutch. 2. Waterpump impellers broken. This prevents coolant being circulated....Replace waterpump. 3. Thermostat stuck in the closed position...ve...
by Robin
Sat 13 Jul, 2013 14:08
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Radiator fan on most of the time
Replies: 16
Views: 4321

Re: Radiator fan on most of the time

I took my M out this morning for a 35 mile trip, stopped in lights went up to 90 mph, the needle on the temp gauge never budged (which i commented on the to other half)and the fan never came on once, so you may have some blocked fins in the rad or the thermostat is not opening wide enough, there mu...
by Robin
Sat 13 Jul, 2013 12:48
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Radiator fan on most of the time
Replies: 16
Views: 4321

Radiator fan on most of the time

I'm surprised how often my radiator fan's comes on even when not queued in traffic.
I even put the heater fan on directed up the windscreen to lose engine heat without heating me, but no difference.
Does anyone else find in warm weather their radiator fan is on for most of the time ?
by Robin
Sat 11 May, 2013 11:57
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Rear tracking on an M///
Replies: 6
Views: 1788

Re: Rear tracking on an M///

Many thanks Brian. I'll order a set of the Ireland Engineering slotted brackets as It needs quite a bit of adjustment.
by Robin
Wed 08 May, 2013 20:03
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Rear tracking on an M///
Replies: 6
Views: 1788

Re: Rear tracking on an M///

Thank you. I'll look into that.
by Robin
Tue 07 May, 2013 20:00
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Rear tracking on an M///
Replies: 6
Views: 1788

Rear tracking on an M///

My rear tracking is out. Tows out rather than in.
The chap at the tracking centre said Z3 rears can't be adjusted.
Does anyone know if this is correct?
If so is there a work around?
by Robin
Tue 02 Apr, 2013 20:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diff mount broken on 2.3
Replies: 0
Views: 634

Diff mount broken on 2.3

I''m just getting round to having my spot welds in the cross member & boot mended.
I just saw this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85UfQYmVR_8
Didn't realise the diff bracket could break on the smaller engined Zeds.
Something worth checking for early signs of failure.
by Robin
Thu 06 Dec, 2012 09:07
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Fuel Tax
Replies: 22
Views: 3321

Re: Fuel Tax

Think how much more he could have cut it if he didn't shell out £8bn a year of our money in foreign aid & £18bn a year to the EU. Vote UKIP What? and get your kids taken away? OK ....I'm in :D :lol: EU = New Soviet Union ? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92Vjc_PeYtc http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
by Robin
Wed 05 Dec, 2012 18:09
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Fuel Tax
Replies: 22
Views: 3321

Re: Fuel Tax

Think how much more he could have cut it if he didn't shell out £8bn a year of our money in foreign aid & £18bn a year to the EU.
Vote UKIP
by Robin
Sat 07 Jul, 2012 13:32
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Dry wash........?
Replies: 7
Views: 1759

Re: Dry wash........?

geminimustang wrote:so wash the car with water and then use a wash that has less water than other washes and we'll say we've washed the car dry.that man in the white coat just pulled up outside my house again,i think he wants to speak to me.
Try it. You'll see it works very well with little effort without using water.
by Robin
Sat 07 Jul, 2012 12:41
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Dry wash........?
Replies: 7
Views: 1759

Re: Dry wash........?

This works extremely well with very little effort leaves the car looking washed waxed & polished. Only concern is scratching due to any dirt/grit on car. So don't press the application cloth too hard. In fact there's no need to press hard as this stuff really lifts the dirt. If the car's very di...
by Robin
Tue 05 Jun, 2012 23:09
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: In support of Mike
Replies: 23
Views: 3945

Re: In support of Mike

Why should I support Mike Fishwick? He deleted an entire thread where I posted information & photos of my torn diff mount & boot spot weld problem that could alert other Zed owners to the issue including possible safety issues & how to fix it. I had to start a new thread & repost the...
by Robin
Wed 09 May, 2012 19:46
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Leather Dye Recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 1265

Re: Leather Dye Recommendations

First rate dyes, cleaner & leather food available here
http://www.liquidleather.com/
by Robin
Fri 04 May, 2012 22:08
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Most Westerly Place in GB (with piccies)
Replies: 11
Views: 5457

Re: Most Westerly Place in GB (with piccies)

If someone asked me the most westerley place in UK I'm sure many including me would say land's end!
So I see it's not then. Beautiful scenery in Scotland. Thanks for posting. Makes me want to visit there again.
by Robin
Wed 02 May, 2012 22:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M on Ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

Re: Z3M on Ebay

Thanks, but It's not mine.
by Robin
Wed 02 May, 2012 20:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M on Ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

Z3M on Ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3M-3-2-R ... 500wt_1413

1998, Estoril, 46500 miles, starting bids £6500
by Robin
Tue 01 May, 2012 21:41
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Crack in Diff to Subframe area - Spot welds in the Boot?
Replies: 50
Views: 15208

Re: Crack in Diff to Subframe area - Spot welds in the Boot?

I measured the diff bracket at just 0.2mm thicker than the original when I upgraded mine. I did some stress calcs though and found the hanger bracket was plenty strong enough. I think it only fails when the upper floor welds have failed and the cross member starts moving around - the diff hanger cr...
by Robin
Tue 01 May, 2012 17:32
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Crack in Diff to Subframe area - Spot welds in the Boot?
Replies: 50
Views: 15208

Re: Crack in Diff to Subframe area - Spot welds in the Boot?

The replacement diff bracket I got for mine was microscopically thicker than my old one, still far too thin. You would have thought BMW would just think, "lets go OTT and make it beefy enough to handle anything", but they just went and increased it by about 0.5mm which probably according ...
by Robin
Sat 28 Apr, 2012 18:40
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: is this the end of rim wax for our alloys ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2024

Re: is this the end of rim wax for our alloys ?

Alternatively fit Red Stuff brake pads which will at the same time give you decent braking.
by Robin
Thu 26 Apr, 2012 18:36
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Crack in Diff to Subframe area - Spot welds in the Boot?
Replies: 50
Views: 15208

Re: Crack in Diff to Subframe area - Spot welds in the Boot?

I would say it was badly executed if they were fixing a problem but ignoring the reason why it failed, so that it happened again. I'd take back to BMW looking like that! What a huge waste of labour taking the car back the bone at the back end and stitching in a new floorplan that was just as weak a...
by Robin
Tue 24 Apr, 2012 23:57
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Crack in Diff to Subframe area - Spot welds in the Boot?
Replies: 50
Views: 15208

Re: Crack in Diff to Subframe area - Spot welds in the Boot?

I don't think it was badly executed so much as not an improved. They just replicated the way the car's are put together rather than strengthen anything, other than the diff arm bracket.
by Robin
Tue 24 Apr, 2012 19:11
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Crack in Diff to Subframe area - Spot welds in the Boot?
Replies: 50
Views: 15208

Re: Crack in Diff to Subframe area - Spot welds in the Boot?

Discovered today a recurrence of popped spot welds & torn chassis components. This after a complete new boot floor pan fitted by BMW about 4 years ago. However the photo shows BMW didn't address the full problem in such a way to prevent a reccurence. The only part that's not failed this time is ...
by Robin
Sat 21 Apr, 2012 18:25
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Need rear subframe & wishbone for Z3M
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

Re: Need rear subframe & wishbone for Z3M

Thanks Emek.
I registered there to be able to send him a PM.
He's still got the subframe.
So thanks again:-)
by Robin
Thu 19 Apr, 2012 14:03
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Need rear subframe & wishbone for Z3M
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

Need rear subframe & wishbone for Z3M

Does anyone know of a Z3M or Coupe that's been up for breaking in last few months?
Thanks
by Robin
Sun 18 Mar, 2012 16:54
Forum: Performance
Topic: Brake Pads - whats best for the road?
Replies: 11
Views: 2471

Re: Brake Pads - whats best for the road?

if Yellow pads need a disc upgrade then I'd say the vast improvement just going from standard pads to red stuff pads is more than enough for anything other than extreme driving & only then probably on the track. In which case Red stuff should suffice for the vast majority of situations. I drive ...
by Robin
Sat 17 Mar, 2012 09:12
Forum: Performance
Topic: Brake Pads - whats best for the road?
Replies: 11
Views: 2471

Re: Brake Pads - whats best for the road?

When I fitted Red Stuff it felt like a major brake upgrade. Extremely pleased with them. Much much better than standard pads. Plus as Badman says next to no dust from them
by Robin
Sun 04 Mar, 2012 16:43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wow! New server.
Replies: 23
Views: 4232

Re: Wow! New server.

Not Jesting Robert.
Just asking a question. Now answered. Much appreciated.
I now understand the need to update.
Will be much more robust among other things.
Job well done thanks.
by Robin
Sun 04 Mar, 2012 11:13
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wow! New server.
Replies: 23
Views: 4232

Re: Wow! New server.

I didn't see anything wrong with the old server/site & the way it looked. I thought it looked great.
Just wondering why the switch ?
by Robin
Wed 29 Feb, 2012 23:19
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: Site Upgrade
Replies: 27
Views: 7299

I hope the latest posts will scroll up the page as they do now.
by Robin
Tue 28 Feb, 2012 16:46
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Carnauba Wash & Wax
Replies: 12
Views: 1948

This is the real deal http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HARLY-WAX-car-polish-PURE-NO-1-YELLOW-CARNAUBA-WAX-/370355728382?pt=UK_Car_Accessories_Car_Care_Cleaning&hash=item563aebeffe#ht_2248wt_1139 I met the chap who sells it in his 1974 De Tomaso Pantera GTS on the ferry back from Le Mans. I digress. Any...