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by 100GRA
Mon 04 Apr, 2016 22:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot carpet
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: Boot carpet

When I bought my Z3 in April 1999, the CD changer housing had just been introduced as standard and I had the section of boot liner from the previous year's model fitted before I took delivery because I saw that it would be a problem fitting my Samsonite hard shell suitcase in the boot. I still have ...
by 100GRA
Sun 21 Jun, 2015 13:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: First Test Drive of a 2.8 Z3
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: First Test Drive of a 2.8 Z3

I'm sure that's an excellent tip for anybody who's more technically savvy than me. But it might be worth me bearing in mind when the time comes to have a new clutch fitted.
by 100GRA
Sun 21 Jun, 2015 09:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: First Test Drive of a 2.8 Z3
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: First Test Drive of a 2.8 Z3

Have you checked whether the car has twin Vanos? Many people think that it only came in with the facelift models, but this isn't the case. My April 1999 Z3 2.8 has twin Vanos. I have had the car from new, and it is just about to go over the 70,000-mile mark. The engine and transmission have given me...
by 100GRA
Wed 02 Jul, 2014 16:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: First Aid kit
Replies: 17
Views: 835

Re: First Aid kit

Althulas wrote:The cover comes out fine, I suppose you could use some Velcro strips to do the same job.
Yes, but have you seen the price of Velcro these days? It's a rip-off if you ask me.
by 100GRA
Tue 13 May, 2014 23:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door pull broken
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Door pull broken

Thanks for the offer David, but I've told Cooper Malton to order it for me.
by 100GRA
Tue 13 May, 2014 22:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door pull broken
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Door pull broken

Something of a development. Cooper Malton told me categorically that the door pull was not available as a separate item, and that I would have to order the complete inner door. However, after trawling the web, I found the individual part number 51418398733 was available online at a cost of £85.03 fr...
by 100GRA
Sun 11 May, 2014 16:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door pull broken
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Door pull broken

Three years ago the passenger side interior door pull, where the upper end screws into the inner door (the screw behind the blank plate which corresponds to the door mirror switch on the driver's side), broke away from the door when the plastic bracket surrounding the screw hole failed. One wonders ...
by 100GRA
Sun 26 Aug, 2012 17:56
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: CITP Lotherton Hall September 16th UPDATED 07-09
Replies: 70
Views: 14268

Re: CITP Lotherton Hall September 16th

I am otherwise engaged on September 16th - heading off to Epernay on the Champagne Run with the BMW Car Club.
by 100GRA
Sun 22 Jul, 2012 18:16
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Zedfest - thanks to John Safe
Replies: 29
Views: 3020

Re: Zedfest - thanks to John Safe

Many thanks from me, too. I had a great couple of days.
by 100GRA
Thu 19 Jul, 2012 15:26
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 455
Views: 69323

Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit

As you look at the car from the rear, the right hand side of both tailipes is slightly proud of the left hand side, so that they appear to follow the line of the bodywork, but they are not slanted from top to bottom.
by 100GRA
Thu 19 Jul, 2012 12:01
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 455
Views: 69323

Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit

I have a pair of original equipment 65mm chrome twin tailpipe ends from my 1999 2.8, in perfect condition, which have been cluttering up my garage cupboards since I had a stainless steel Eisenmann system fitted around five years ago. I will bring them to Silverstone with me tomorrow (Friday), and an...
by 100GRA
Mon 16 Jul, 2012 15:15
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 455
Views: 69323

Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit

I've been in Russia for a couple of weeks, so completely out of touch, but back now and looking forward to Friday and Saturday. My tickets and windscreen pass were waiting for me when I returned home yesterday, all present and correct as far as I can see. Does the "before 9.30am" arrival time apply ...
by 100GRA
Wed 27 Jun, 2012 13:30
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: caption competition
Replies: 22
Views: 1723

Re: caption competition

Toony wrote:"Wish me luck guy's, here goes, worlds first test of Lynx for Dogs"
Toony - are you a greengrocer, by any chance?
by 100GRA
Tue 26 Jun, 2012 16:11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: caption competition
Replies: 22
Views: 1723

Re: caption competition

Does my nose look wet enough?
by 100GRA
Wed 13 Jun, 2012 09:40
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Red Z3 In Alaska
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Red Z3 In Alaska

When I was in Alaska (including Ketchikan), Zs were conspicious by their absence - I can't remember seeing a single one.

A good plate for a Z3. What colour is that, by the way?
by 100GRA
Wed 06 Jun, 2012 20:17
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Silver Z3 in Pickering
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Silver Z3 in Pickering

Saw a silver Z3, reg X-- DOT, driving through Pickering at 9.12am this morning. Now I wonder who that could have been. :wink:
by 100GRA
Sun 03 Jun, 2012 18:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: going on a nice we run today. NOW WITH PICS
Replies: 15
Views: 657

Re: going on a nice we run today.

Probably not! :lol:

The next vehicle we saw after that was a beat-up bus taking around 25 hairy-bottomed Scotsmen in kilts to the Baltasound Hotel, the most northerly pub in Britain, as part of a weekend-long stag 'do.' Apparently they had a £2,000 kitty. :shock:
by 100GRA
Sun 03 Jun, 2012 18:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: going on a nice we run today. NOW WITH PICS
Replies: 15
Views: 657

Re: going on a nice we run today.

This is as far as you'll get if you are island-hopping in Scotland - the Wick of Scaw, on the Shetland island of Unst where the most northerly section of metalled road in the British Isles, the B9087, simply peters out into a dirt track at a sign which says "No cars past this point." http://i280.pho...
by 100GRA
Sun 03 Jun, 2012 18:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How many types of tonneau cover?
Replies: 36
Views: 1244

Re: How many types of tonneau cover?

My tonneau cover is in the same place that it's been since the day I bought the car brand new in April 1999 ... in our loft.
by 100GRA
Mon 12 Mar, 2012 10:32
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 455
Views: 69323

Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit

Hi. I never did get past the "Buy Tickets Now" page (when I clicked on "Car Club Display Package" and it asked me to have the code to hand, it just brought me back to the original page. :head: Anyway, no problem, I'm all booked up by telephone :) with a confirmation by e-mail for Friday 20th and Sat...
by 100GRA
Sun 11 Mar, 2012 17:53
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 455
Views: 69323

Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit

I'm hoping to be at Silverstone on the Friday and Saturday with my Zed, with a friend, but don't seem to be able to book the tickets online at the moment. Every time I click on such links as "If you know your car club discount code click here" it just brings me back to the "Buy Tickets" page. Am I d...
by 100GRA
Sat 24 Dec, 2011 09:18
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Spotted Forum Member
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Only just seen this!!! Haven't been on the forum much lately, with all the problems. Yep, that was me - and the missus, from memory. Glad it was looking shiney, and of course the hood was down - it always is unless it is actually raining. I think that was the last time the Zed was out of the garage ...
by 100GRA
Sun 04 Sep, 2011 12:48
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Anyone know what this is?
Replies: 13
Views: 887

What is claimed to be a "full restoration, 100%, perfect" Messerschmitt is being offered for sale in this month's Classic & Sports Car magazine by a dealer in Portugal for 27,500 Euros. :shock:
by 100GRA
Sat 09 Jul, 2011 15:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Passenger door pull
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Passenger door pull

My wife, who obviously doesn't know her own strength, closed the passenger door with the door pull the other day and the top mounting came away from the door. It looks as if something inside the door has broken off, and it looks as though it might be expensive (I am taking the car in to Cooper Malto...
by 100GRA
Tue 17 May, 2011 10:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Michelin Pilot Sport v Michelin Primacy
Replies: 8
Views: 2524

Michelin Pilot Sport v Michelin Primacy

I was due to have two new Michelin Pilot Sport rear tyres fitted yesterday at Cooper Malton BMW (I made the appointment several weeks ago), but after waiting around for half an hour they told me they had inadvertently sold the last pair they had in stock, and that Pilot Sports are no longer availabl...
by 100GRA
Wed 13 Apr, 2011 16:58
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Newby Hall 22nd May
Replies: 237
Views: 19080

Re: Newby Hall 22nd May

Any room for a newbie at Newby? Printed tickets off and would like to meet at Ferrybridge.Looking forward to it already Hello Brilie - a belated welcome from one Donny lad to another. Pity I won't be at Newby Hall but no doubt we'll bump into each other at some future gathering. Do you go to the BM...
by 100GRA
Sat 19 Mar, 2011 09:49
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Newby Hall 22nd May
Replies: 237
Views: 19080

Sadly, as I think I posted somewhere else quite a time ago, I won't be able to make it to Newby Hall this year because of the date change. Instead, I'll be combining a week's walking with some Zedding in the Isle of Wight.
by 100GRA
Wed 02 Mar, 2011 23:33
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tell us a joke...
Replies: 147
Views: 16781

rgf wrote:The Black Bra (as told by a woman)
Did you hear about the dyslexic bloke who walked into a bra? :wink:
by 100GRA
Fri 07 Jan, 2011 22:27
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Newby Hall 2011 EDITED DATE CHANGE
Replies: 59
Views: 6374

I can't make the 22nd :( as I shall be on a walking holiday holiday on the Isle of Wight. Pity, I could have made the 8th.
by 100GRA
Sun 21 Nov, 2010 18:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Newbie 2.8 Lady Owner
Replies: 21
Views: 1182

Welcome. A good choice of car. :lol:
by 100GRA
Fri 19 Nov, 2010 17:28
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Pickering, North Yorkshire
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Pickering, North Yorkshire

Silver Z3, X11 DOT, spotted driving past our house in Eastgate, Pickering, at 1.45pm today, Fri 19th Nov.

Haven't a clue who it could be. :wink:
by 100GRA
Wed 27 Oct, 2010 22:56
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Nov Cruise: Holmfirth/Glossop/Buxton
Replies: 132
Views: 10365

Unfortunately, I'll be on my way to France that day - and not in the Z. Pity, because they're all my local roads.
by 100GRA
Mon 13 Sep, 2010 12:06
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Harewood 2010 photos
Replies: 41
Views: 4995

Looks good. 8-)

Sorry I had to miss it this year. Another time, perhaps. :wink:
by 100GRA
Sat 04 Sep, 2010 13:46
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: A big hello to everyone
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Hello and welcome to the forum. I always think of anybody from South Norfolk as living on the banks of the River Waveney. My wife was born and bred in North Suffolk, so probably just across from you on the other side of the river!
by 100GRA
Thu 02 Sep, 2010 13:13
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: North Yorkshire Moors
Replies: 26
Views: 1220

Titan wrote:Aha mis-information I fear
AFAIK Saddleworth int'in Yorkshire
Not officially, perhaps. But most people who have lived in Saddleworth since pre-1974 will tell you that it is in Yorkshire.
by 100GRA
Sun 15 Aug, 2010 18:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Good re-proofer?
Replies: 11
Views: 585

My advice entirely. I've used the Renovo hood re-colourer as well as the re-proofer, plus the cream for cleaning the plastic rear window.
by 100GRA
Sun 15 Aug, 2010 18:16
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Cotswold Cruise - with a difference.
Replies: 38
Views: 5264

Back home from Gaydon. Top marks to Phil for organising a top notch weekend. :) :)
by 100GRA
Mon 09 Aug, 2010 12:13
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hi all, weighing up the Z3!
Replies: 15
Views: 1176

Welcome to the forum. If you get your new toy before 12th September, you would be welcome to join us at Cars in the Park at Harewood.
by 100GRA
Mon 09 Aug, 2010 12:09
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Gaydon Show 2010
Replies: 47
Views: 4218

I'll be on the stand at Gaydon (display pass Zed 11 which I booked yonks ago before I left for nearly a month in America). Back home now and still suffering from jetlag after an overnight flight from San Francisco. I had to miss Gaydon last year, so I'm greatly looking forward to the whole weekend i...
by 100GRA
Fri 25 Jun, 2010 17:56
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New Zed 3 owner.. 2.8 - New Pics
Replies: 13
Views: 1014

Not a bad looking car, even if I say so myself. :wink:

Last of the pre-facelift 2.8s, and with the Twin Vanos engine, I should imagine, looking at the 'T' reg. Mine was built in March 1999 and registered in April 1999.
by 100GRA
Sun 09 May, 2010 19:04
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Cars in the Park Newby Hall 9th May 2010 - NOW WITH TIMES
Replies: 286
Views: 22719

A great day after an oh-so-chilly start at Boroughbridge. Many thanks to all concerned for organising the day. Graham (& Peta) http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk173/snowdon_gr/Img_3688.jpg http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk173/snowdon_gr/Img_3690.jpg http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk173/sn...
by 100GRA
Sun 25 Apr, 2010 22:18
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Cars in the Park Newby Hall 9th May 2010 - NOW WITH TIMES
Replies: 286
Views: 22719

We'll be driving from Pickering on the Sunday morning via Sutton Bank and Thirsk, so we'll see you at Boroughbridge.
by 100GRA
Thu 11 Mar, 2010 18:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My new to me Z3
Replies: 20
Views: 1105

TitanTim wrote:(albeit a 1.9 rather than the 2.8 I eventually opted for),

:puzzle:

Tim.
Now I'm puzzled why you're puzzled. :? My first drive was in a 1.9, but the car I eventually decided to buy was a 2.8.
by 100GRA
Wed 10 Mar, 2010 08:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: replace glove box handle z3
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Welcome. When you say 'new to the club' I hope that means you've joined the BMW Car Club (GB) and the Z Register! :wink:
by 100GRA
Wed 10 Mar, 2010 08:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My new to me Z3
Replies: 20
Views: 1105

:roflmao: :roflmao: :bow Tim. I didn't think it was that funny. :roll: Going back to the original MGB/Z3 comparison, when I first had the idea of an open sports car in 1998 I hired an MGF for a week to decide whether my wife and I could live with an open car. Having already owned six BMW 3 Series, ...
by 100GRA
Mon 08 Mar, 2010 18:34
Forum: RoadZ
Topic: Where are your fave routes for taking the Z for a blast?
Replies: 20
Views: 11647

Shouldn't this topic be under RoadZ (Submit your favourites roads for discussion here) ?
by 100GRA
Mon 08 Mar, 2010 12:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roll hoop level stopping electric roof?
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Roll hoop level stopping electric roof?

TAV wrote:I removed the hoops (the silver decent ones),
Are you saying mine are indecent? :shock:
by 100GRA
Mon 08 Mar, 2010 09:15
Forum: BMW Car Club and Z Register
Topic: velvet individual info wanted.
Replies: 2
Views: 1645

Tori wrote:im still curious as to how many turquiose cars are in this country and how many were made overall.
Hopefully, not too many. :shock: :wink:
by 100GRA
Sun 07 Mar, 2010 12:57
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: private plate opinions
Replies: 161
Views: 13404

You could have a problem with the ZRoadster logo, it has to be a garage name to be legal, My eldest son got a ticket for the same sort of thing It doesn’t have to be a garage, but it must give the name of the maker or supplier of the plates, with their full postcode. I’m afraid any mis-spacing or m...
by 100GRA
Tue 02 Mar, 2010 22:31
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Cars in the Park Newby Hall 9th May 2010 - NOW WITH TIMES
Replies: 286
Views: 22719

Thanks Titan - all done!