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  1. theurbanspectacle

    Pre-Inspection Car Purchase

    Just wanted to start off with that I don't know ANYTHING about cars except that the Z3 is my dream car, so I need some help. 😂 I'm hiring a mechanic to inspect a Z3 with almost 50,000Miles. Their pre-inspection entails: Do you guys have any notes I can send over to the mechanic to check...
  2. pacificnorthwestZ3

    Convertible top leak?

    Hey all, I've done some searching on this forum and have found some posts that recommend applying Gummi Pflege to the rubber seals between the window and the convertible top. My leaks seem to be coming in from where the convertible top meets the window as there is (on purpose I hope) slashes in...
  3. Yashka

    Help! Learning mechanics on beloved Z3 - oil leak - need ramp

    Hello! I've had my beloved red Z3 for around a year and a half and the time has come for its MOT. The time has also come for it to have a significant oil leak! Because I'm keen to learn more about mechanics (and save costs too), I'd really like to be able to at least locate the oil leak... Of...
  4. Reuben_A

    Help! Possible coolant hose split?

    Hello, I was cleaning my engine bay today and got my cloth caught on a hose, which subsequently snapped. When the engine is on, quite hot liquid flows through the split tube spilling everywhere. anyone have any idea what it is? Or how to fix it and if it’s a diy or garage job? Thanks, R
  5. PZ30

    Z3 '98 Passenger side window won't roll back up

    Here's the Problem: Today I rolled the passenger side window down (luckily not all the way). When I tried to roll it back up it moved upwards for like an inch or so and then slowly moved back DOWN again with the motor not being able to lift the glass up under it's own power. I grabbed the...
  6. AquariusTony

    Engine Management Light after Service

    Hi guys, The other day I changed the oil, oil filter and air filter on my new Z3. It REALLY needed it! I then took it for a spin. After about 45 mins into the drive, my engine management light appeared on the dash. I was wondering if you guys have had the same issue before, on one similar to...
  7. AquariusTony

    Cracks in rear window!

    Hi everyone, I have just bought a 2000 1.9 Z3 roadster and it needs a few aesthetic improvements doing to it. I noticed that there are one or two cracks in the rear plastic window. The largest one is about 1 and half inches long. (See photo) I’ve used some stuff on the window, as I know...
  8. Toby Mills

    Steering wheel help!?

    I have the non M sport/pre facelift steering wheel on my 1.9 z3 I cannot find a micro suede/alcantara retrim specific for a 'z3 wheel'. Does anybody know if this wheel was used on other BMWs? I may have more luck finding a cover if i know the exact wheel name, or typing in another model this...
  9. Luke_z3

    Need Help Finding Tuning Software

    i know that this is a place for new members but i didnt know where to post. i am looking for some software (preferably flash) to tune my 97 2.8 Z3. Could somebody help me find a place or find a thread to post on. thanks and have a good one
  10. DanielleHN

    HELP Needed - Spraying Wing Mirror

    Hi Everyone Has anybody had experience with the Halford's BMW paint? My Zed is Boston Green and I don't want to spray the bases of the new X8R mirrors if it isn't going to match up. We have a family friend who does great paint work but he's away and I'm reluctant to wait as my wing mirror is...
  11. DanielleHN

    How To Guide Battle Against The Wing Mirror Corrosion!

    Hi Everyone I'm new here as I've recently bought a beautiful Boston Green 2.8i as a fun hobby - it's in really amazing condition for its years although both mirrors have corroded. I thought this was possibly the end of the world (as you do!) but found some helpful threads noting a particular...
  12. Oldham1994

    Noises, noises everywhere

    Hi all, since I had my coilovers fitted about 5 months ago I've had a clunk type noise coming from the boot area. I've checked countless times underneath the car and can't seem to find anything wrong. All spot welds are perfect too. I'd say about 6/10 times it does it either when I move from a...
  13. Robb957

    Help, Stalling and Cutting out Issues!?

    Hi, Ive owned my Z3 for about three months now, just joined the site so please bear with me! hoping someone can help me? Pretty much ever since i bought the z3 it has had the same problem, while driving or at junctions It will splutter then conc out (sometimes just cuts not even a splutter). It...
  14. Mani

    New hardtop not playing ball

    I have a quick question, I've recently added a hardtop to the Z, driver side seals well all-around but under heavy rain the point where the passenger side rubber and the a pillar rubber meet had a slow drip dropping onto the seat! The floor is dry and the seals look like they're joint well, the...
  15. ZedLeppelin

    HELP! Engine Management Light on and no power...

    Hi everyone, I have just had an engine management light come on and my car has either gone into limp home mode or has seen a massive loss of power (2.0litre 2006 z4, 67k miles). There is now no acceleration whatsoever but the car does start and allows me to drive it. Is it ok to drive still...
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