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  1. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Those of you that have been following my previous thread can imagine how many times I have opened the bonnet in the last few weeks. Now the car starts and runs great but the bonnet release cable has snapped and I cannot open the bonnet. A quick search on here suggests bouncing the bonnet while...
  2. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi Guys, Just looking back it's over a year since my last post sorry. That's not because the Z has been perfection but I just haven't used it since last summer. It was running ok when parked up, apart from the abs light which I know is a wheel sensor that I must get around to sorting one day...
  3. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    I have two niggling problems that I would like to raise here: 1. When I set the courtesy light switch to light up on opening the car doors, the light sometimes comes on on it's own. I've had this sort of problem in the past and it is usually down to the door switch that needs fiddling with or...
  4. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Not being one to sit around i thought i would fit a face lift trim in my 97 1.9 I've had it a while and it was about time i did . I was surprised how easy it was to fit (well easyish ). Anyway being an early base model it is lacking in equipment , so when it was apart I've found some unused...
  5. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    The rear screen of my Z3 has split and looking around I found this place local to me http://www.softtops.org.uk/rear-screens.htm Now having spoken to a chap called Tony, he quoted £140 and 2-2.5 hours (the Website is wrong?!) and seemed to know what he was about. This is to remove the old...
  6. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    hey! ok so when i start the car in the morning or after its been sitting for a good few hours the car sounds really rough for maybe 10 seconds then there is an almighty sound that resembles a boats foghorn!!! after maybe another 2 mins of rough idling the car seems fine but noone seems to know...
  7. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Any one no much about strong strut trilogy at all. Read quite a lot of reviews mainly good. http://www.strong-strut.com/body-brace.htm
  8. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    As I use my 2.8 as an everyday car and work shifts I have found that my new toy is a bit feeble in the headlight dept. Everything is working as it should and the aim is okay, just doesn't light the road on dipped beam like I would like (or like my old Focus used to). I've thought of upgrading...
  9. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi, I'm a BMW newbie after swapping classic Triumphs for a W plate Z3 2.8 with 82k on the clock. Problem I have is the car wandering badly and tramlining even when there's no obvious lines in the road ?? Reading this great forum, it looks like I need to replace the front suspension bushes and...
  10. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    I have a BMW Z3 Roadster 1998 convertible. The fuel guage, temperature guage and all light underneath do not work. Have checked fuses - fuse 46 was blown. Changed the fuse. Turned on ignition and everything worked. Started the car and the fuse blew. What do I do now:jaw-dropping
  11. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    :) Where are these bushes available? Thanks Dave
  12. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    hi .. car not been used for 3 days and went to start her this morning and the abs light stays on also the triangle one between the clock is on...I started it 3 times to see if it would reset (some bikes do ) but to no avail any ideas thanks...is it safe to drive with these lights on ? what is...
  13. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    I'm new to this forum but I am having a problem with the elecric roof on my 1997 Z3, it's OK when the weather is cool but when it gets hot the roof will open but won't close, it tries to close but will only raise about an inch! I have to resort to closing it by hand, ie just pulling it up. The...
  14. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi can anyone help my girlfriend want me to install rollbars on her 99 2.8 Z3. I have the rollbars and all the brackets i just need a fitting guide can anyone help. Thanks Steve
  15. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Does anybody know if you can remove the orange indicator out of the headlight. I want it clear, but im wondering if i can do this without buying a whole new headlight. Orange indicator Clear
  16. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    I have an '98 Z3 1.9, which I have owned from new, can anyone help me? We recently had a baby and I would like to be able to take her out in the summertime, but I am unsure if the passenger airbag can disconnect, I have contacted my local dealership, who don't know either. I have limited use of...
  17. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi Guys, I was driving 2000 Z3 3.0 (had from new) about 1 mile then it suddenly cut out i was hoping it was just the freezing cold weather, I've never had any problems before and it was serviced 1600 miles ago. I tried to start it again but it would not turn over, all electrics are fine...
  18. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    I have had my Z3 for a few months now but can't seem to find any info on these M sport upgrades, I keep seeing Z3's advertised (with M sport pack) all the ones I looked at were the same as mine, M sport steering wheel and gear knob was this an optional extra? what was available? Cheers:confused
  19. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    My hubby got me this car for my 40th birthday back in the summer. All has been good with my car until the last few weeks. I am getting condensation on the inside of the soft top roof and in the boot. Is there anything we can do to stop this happening?
  20. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi. My sons girlfriend has a z3 on the ice she spun it and drove off after not hitting anything ,later on her way here she noticed the speedo had stoped working. I looked today at all the conections on the gearbox, ecu, and under dash all seem good. all other items on dash work, including the...
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