1. Beckyhartline2


    I'm having alot of problems from my 1999 bmw z3 roadster 2.8. I just got it and its been broken down almost the entire time. I went to eat dinner came out and car wouldn't start. Its nit throwing any codes,it has fuel as will as fuel pressure, ive changed cam sensor, I've changed crank sensor...
  2. classic cars at chesterfield club

    classic cars at chesterfield club

    Lovely morning out with other like minded classic car enthusiasts . Lots to see and admire
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    Looking good after her refurbishment at #zedshedhq
  4. Ajsbored94

    M52 to S52, worth it?

    Is the swap from a 2.5l M52 to the S52 worth it? I hear it's plug and play and that you'll need a new power steering hoses and such, but the mounts, harness, sensors etc. Are all the same. Will need a new ECU and have it flashed and EWS delete I think. My goal is to gain more power, more OOMF...
  5. Ajsbored94

    Refreshing rear suspension

    So after ordering the diff bushing, I thought "why stop there?" And proceeded to order the subframe bushings, flex disc, center support bearing, trailing arm bushings and trans mount bushings. Now, while all of this is being done, what else do you suggest I replace/take a look at?
  6. DAStokes61

    Z3 in Capetown

    Hi, Im a newby to the whole car refurb community and have no idea what I'm doing. I'll be relying on this forum for direction and help - this could be fun......for me. I recently bought a 1997 Z3 2.8 in English Racing Green I'm sure the Germans call it some other colour. When I bought the car I...
  7. bardo

    Happy Birthday E36/7 !!!

    https://www.bmwblog.com/2020/08/30/bmw-z3-history/#disqus_thread BMW celebrates the 25th anniversary of the iconic Z3
  8. New inn classic car meet

    New inn classic car meet

    Small summer late classic car meet at the New Inn in Little Eton Derby.
  9. S

    Hi new to group

    Wanted ! ! ! Z3 facelift boot lid in Atlanta Blue. Southwest based but will travel. Must be in good condition. Anybody help? Thanks . Shane
  10. Monty4248

    Weird Brake Light Issues

    Bought a 2000 2.8 z3 roadster, came across an issue that has puzzled my friend and I as we progress with repairs. All three brake lights fail to turn on. All bulbs and sockets are tested to work, the brake sensor is fine, the fuse wasn't blown, we replaced some weird LED rear running lights, and...
  11. Zac


    Hi everyone, new to the forum and hopefully will have my Z3 up and running in the next couple of weeks after a few years sitting in storage. So I'll post a few pics as soon as it's back from a bonnet respray due to clear coat peeling off ‍♂️ MOT and general clean up. It used to look like this
  12. Connor

    For Sale Dad's 2.8 widebody for sale

    Morning all, Long time off the forum as I've been without a Z for a couple of years now. My dad is selling his 2.8 widebody over on ebay, its had a full respray, new sills and wings and has had various mechanical jobs done including calipers, discs and pads last year as well as a Service. Also...
  13. NicolasH

    Possible switch from 1.8 to a 2.2

    Hi, A 2001 2.2 liter Z3 has popped up nearby and I'm considering switching my (1998/1999) 1.8 Z3 for it. Although I'm wondering if it's worth switching because the 2.2 has about 75K Kms more on the clock (194 000 vs my current Z's 119 000). Has anyone here had a similar choice to make? Reason...
  14. JSVice

    I apologize, but this is more window issues.

    I've been hesitant to post about my window issues, because they've been done to death. I've read every thread I can on it that I would think pertains to me. I have the classic "window moves 2 inches at a time" issue. Sometimes, after I first start the car, the window will go all the way up or...
  15. 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...
  16. J

    X59 UYW looking for a specific Z3

    Hi everyone, I'm John. I'm looking for a specific Z3, 2.0, silver with red leather inteior, facelift UK model, born in November 2000. I was the original owner and loved that car, so i'm trying to find it in the hope that I can buy it back Its been SORN since Jan 2014 and the last owner...
  17. G

    Replacing After-stock Radio

    Hey everyone... I have an 1996 Z3 and I bought it with an after-stock radio already in it..... I wanted to get a newer one, one that has bluetooth and is overall better and nicer. I replaced the radio just fine. but it won't turn on or anything... Ive read that if you replace the radio with...
  18. 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...
  19. Luke_z3


    hey guys ive probably made a thread asking this question before but i was just wondering if anyone has some good things for ecu tuning on a 97 2.8, ive got a cold air intake and a high flow muffler and also rims which doesnt make a difference with tuning. taking the cats off soon on the journey...
  20. Richardrix

    Richard's Z3 1.9 Project

    Hi All, Some of you are already aware of my Z3 1.9 project. It was bought as a project car (a code word for cheap) and it has certainly been a project so far. The reason for having the project car was for something to play with over the winter with the aim of me and the wife driving the North...