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by ChrisS
Wed 11 Oct, 2017 11:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMWCC 2018 Z1 Tour - Jurassic Coast
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: BMWCC 2018 Z1 Tour - Jurassic Coast

Already in my diary. And a great area to drive in. Looking forward to seeing the pre-production Z1 featured on the elegant poster :)
by ChrisS
Mon 04 Sep, 2017 23:42
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 For Sale
Replies: 21
Views: 1827

Re: Z1 For Sale

Do we know F331 DRN? Urgrün with grey nubuck and camouflage. 51000 miles. Features in the next CCA auction. My neighbour just sent me details. If anyone was in the market door a Z1, it would be worth a look.
by ChrisS
Sat 29 Jul, 2017 00:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cotswold Driveout August 12th? - CANCELLED
Replies: 15
Views: 1256

Re: Cotswold Driveout August 12th?

Looks like four cars, so far. Am I right Jamal?
by ChrisS
Wed 19 Jul, 2017 00:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cotswold Driveout August 12th? - CANCELLED
Replies: 15
Views: 1256

Re: Cotswold Driveout August 12th?

I imagine people who live further away will stay over Saturday night at the Ettington Park Hotel to attend the BMW festival at Gaydon on the following day. I won't be staying because I have another activity to attend on Sunday. I'm going to recce the proposed route in the Z1 tomorrow. It will certai...
by ChrisS
Fri 14 Jul, 2017 22:52
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cotswold Driveout August 12th? - CANCELLED
Replies: 15
Views: 1256

Re: Cotswold Driveout August 12th?

Definitely couples if couples want to come.
by ChrisS
Fri 14 Jul, 2017 20:45
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cotswold Driveout August 12th? - CANCELLED
Replies: 15
Views: 1256

Re: Cotswold Driveout August 12th?

I'm thinking of the same starting point as last year. The Easington pub on the A361 in Banbury post code OX16 9JU. It has a big car park and is easy to find. It usually opens at 10.00 but will open up at 09.30 for us for breakfast. In fact, I'm there at the moment. Finishing point will be either Ett...
by ChrisS
Fri 30 Jun, 2017 17:43
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 For Sale
Replies: 21
Views: 1827

Re: Z1 For Sale

It's off E-Bay today but in the Coy's sale at Blenheim Palace in July. I visited the current owner who has a car restoration business in Bicester, Oxon. See www.projectshop.co.uk He also owns an E30 325i Sport, so he's not giving up the engine characteristic. Unfortunately, on the day I visited the ...
by ChrisS
Thu 22 Jun, 2017 14:27
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: A few tech day fotoZ
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: A few tech day fotoZ

I've just posted some pictures from the weekend on the Z1 Owners' Facebook page. What a fantastic weekend it was.
Many thanks to you all.
by ChrisS
Tue 09 May, 2017 15:23
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: "Classic Cars" June edition
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: "Classic Cars" June edition

It's the one going into Coy's auction on 18th May.
by ChrisS
Tue 09 May, 2017 14:53
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: "Classic Cars" June edition
Replies: 6
Views: 839

"Classic Cars" June edition

Featured in Classic Cars current edition on p.127 is a Z1 with the registration AJZ 3566. It's for sale at Project Shop, on the RAF site where the Sunday scrambles are held. Is this car known to us? It's Dream Black and was imported from Germany in 1998. Current mileage is stated as 84,680 km. The a...
by ChrisS
Tue 09 May, 2017 14:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 6286

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

All signed up with the Club and hotel booked. Roll on Technical Days!
by ChrisS
Fri 10 Mar, 2017 15:52
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 6286

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

ChrisS wrote:After reading Sam's post, I think I understand that the date is not necessarily 3/4 June. What's the current situation please?
Now I've seen it on my computer and not just on my phone, I understand.
by ChrisS
Thu 09 Mar, 2017 19:50
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 6286

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

After reading Sam's post, I think I understand that the date is not necessarily 3/4 June. What's the current situation please?
by ChrisS
Sun 19 Feb, 2017 23:09
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Gearbox Oil
Replies: 20
Views: 4804

Re: Z1 Gearbox Oil

"Slow shifting and double clutching helps as well." I always shift slowly and synchronise the engine speed on downshifts, though I don't consciously double declutch on upshifts. Just mechanical sympathy really.
by ChrisS
Sun 19 Feb, 2017 23:07
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Gearbox Oil
Replies: 20
Views: 4804

Re: Z1 Gearbox Oil

Redline MTL has been in for a couple of weeks and I've had the opportunity to try out the shift quality at ambient temperatures from 0 to 10 degrees C. It's certainly much easier to engage reverse and first from cold and the shift quality has generally improved even when the gearbox is warm. All tog...
by ChrisS
Tue 17 Jan, 2017 14:18
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Gearbox Oil
Replies: 20
Views: 4804

Re: Z1 Gearbox Oil

Does anyone have any further comments following experience in the past four years? I had my Z1's external gear linkage replaced a couple of years ago. That has improved shift quality but it also highlights resistance in the gearbox when the engine is cold, especially in winter. My regular service ga...
by ChrisS
Thu 12 Jan, 2017 12:42
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 6286

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

Since the last round of communications, I've booked to do other things on 7th May and the weekend of 26-29 May.
Other weekends are fine.

ChrisS
by ChrisS
Sun 08 Jan, 2017 16:35
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Bicester Scramble
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

Re: Bicester Scramble

Mine was the only Z1 present though there was a fair mix of BMWs in the club area. On the roads of the Heritage site, the range of vehicles on display was amazing. Well worth a visit as long as your household and business chores could be delayed a few hours. Back to the hoover now to make up for the...
by ChrisS
Sat 07 Jan, 2017 17:43
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Bicester Scramble
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

Re: Bicester Scramble

Spring is here.
Another Bicester Scramble tomorrow morning, with a BMWCC stand.
I'm planning to take one of my neighbours but we'll leave before the end, to avoid the queues at the exit.
Is anyone else going with a Z1?
Happy New Year.
by ChrisS
Tue 11 Oct, 2016 00:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Bicester Scramble
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

Re: Bicester Scramble

I left a little before you, Jamal. The queues were made worse by two crashes on the ring road round Bicester, which forced people to go through th town centre to reach the M40. Fortunately, neither of the accidents seemed to have involved people attending the Scramble. When I attended the Scramble i...
by ChrisS
Wed 05 Oct, 2016 22:35
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Bicester Scramble
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

Re: Bicester Scramble

It was an amazing show. Such a lot to see - and then some BMWWs too.
We met Jamal but no other Z1 people.
by ChrisS
Tue 23 Aug, 2016 17:51
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3446

Re: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016

Thanks to Ivor for documenting the route for satnav. It's easy to get a bit blasé about the roads round here when you drive them frequently but I thoroughly enjoyed the company during the tour and at the evening celebrations at Wroxall Abbey. Tanks to all who came along for making a grand day out. I...
by ChrisS
Tue 02 Aug, 2016 13:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3446

Re: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016

The Easington, our starting point in Banbury, on the A361 Bloxham Road, OX16 9JU, has asked for pre-orders of breakfast. Because they are opening specially early for us, there will be just the 'Full English' on offer, at £6.99 or the vegetarian option at £6.79. (Coffee is extra). Would you please le...
by ChrisS
Wed 06 Jul, 2016 00:19
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3446

Z1s discover the Cotswolds 2016

THE date for your diary - Saturday 13 August 2016 Meet at 09.00 at The Easington, Bloxham Road, Banbury, OX16 9JU. Bloxham Road is the A361 leading out of Banbury south-westwards towards Chipping Norton. Banbury is just off M40 J11 and the pub is easily accessed either through the town centre or rou...
by ChrisS
Tue 05 Jul, 2016 16:31
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Plastic types for body panels
Replies: 34
Views: 4561

Re: Plastic types for body panels

Curious how they get on matching the colour. I'm trying to get a colour match on a guards red 88 Porsche - paint technology and environmental regulations have changed a lot in the ensuing 28 years so a match is proving to be elusive so far. My preferred shop's paint supplier is unable/unwilling to ...
by ChrisS
Mon 27 Jun, 2016 21:40
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 6286

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

Definitely interested subject to date. Same venue as last time?
by ChrisS
Fri 17 Jun, 2016 17:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Plastic types for body panels
Replies: 34
Views: 4561

Re: Plastic types for body panels

I have the screw which is in place, but the fixing eyelet has broken away from the panel. Actually, I don't know if it's the panel that is squeaking. I just made the assumption!
by ChrisS
Tue 14 Jun, 2016 16:28
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Plastic types for body panels
Replies: 34
Views: 4561

Re: Plastic types for body panels

Dank u Michael. Actually, I don't have any visible crack in the area of the door button. It's just that the panel stands slightly above the button and I can see that the top mounting of the panel is detached. The most annoying part is that the edge of the panel vibrates on rough English roads and it...
by ChrisS
Mon 13 Jun, 2016 12:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Plastic types for body panels
Replies: 34
Views: 4561

Re: Plastic types for body panels

Has anyone used the reinforcements for the front edge of rear wings? The contact area for the adhesive seems very small for a part that is under tension and is subjected to a lot of vibration.
by ChrisS
Wed 25 May, 2016 10:53
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Blue Z1 - Auction.
Replies: 36
Views: 3724

Re: Blue Z1 - Auction.

Thanks, Felix. It all looks about right then.
by ChrisS
Sun 22 May, 2016 23:53
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Blue Z1 - Auction.
Replies: 36
Views: 3724

Re: Blue Z1 - Auction.

I had my car valued through the Club (by Youknowwho) when I renewed the insurance last year. given the apparent increase in Z1 values over the past year, should I get the car valued again?
by ChrisS
Thu 28 Apr, 2016 20:44
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: VIN CODER Birthdays
Replies: 10
Views: 1166

Re: VIN CODER Birthdays

Mine was built in August 1990 but was not registered until April 1991, in Turin, to Eddie Irvine. Perhaps that indicates the increasing difficulty BMW encountered in selling this unique but by no means overpowered car. I wonder how much Eddie paid for it?
by ChrisS
Mon 25 Jan, 2016 23:32
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Hard-top
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: Hard-top

Bonsoir Sam 19. Voulez vous poser votre question en français? Je traduirais pour le groupe. A+
Hi Sam 19. Would you ask your question in French please? I'll translate for the group.
by ChrisS
Mon 25 Jan, 2016 23:31
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Hard-top
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: Hard-top

Bonsoir Sam 19. Voulez vous poser votre question en français? Je traduirai pour le groupe. A+
Hi Sam 19. Would you ask your question in French please? I'll translate for the group.
by ChrisS
Fri 15 Jan, 2016 10:39
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Open door policy
Replies: 19
Views: 3009

Re: Open door policy

René is a Z1 guru in the northern Netherlands. He instructed us on our Technical Weekend in 2014. He makes the doors work better than BMW ever did and charges a bit less than other sources of expertise. See www.rkv-trading.nl
by ChrisS
Thu 14 Jan, 2016 18:30
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Open door policy
Replies: 19
Views: 3009

Re: Open door policy

The garage has sent the battery back to the manufacturer for testing. They may refund me the cost of the new battery. On the bright side, their initial tests suggested I needed a new alternator (which I thought unlikely, as I could run the car a long way once it was started), and the battery was che...
by ChrisS
Thu 14 Jan, 2016 10:54
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Open door policy
Replies: 19
Views: 3009

Re: Open door policy

It just needed (another) new battery. Now I have a time switch to put the trickle charger on for a couple of hours each day. Initially, the garage thought the alternator was faulty but I couldn't see how that could be the case since I was able to drive 30 miles, but just couldn't start the car after...
by ChrisS
Sun 27 Dec, 2015 23:07
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Open door policy
Replies: 19
Views: 3009

Re: Open door policy

After about 20 minutes with the charger connected to the bulb holder in the boot, it was possible to release the door mechanism. I couldn't feel any heat in the wiring but I thought it safer to open the bonnet and connect the charger to the charging points in the engine compartment. After seven hour...
by ChrisS
Sun 27 Dec, 2015 18:12
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Open door policy
Replies: 19
Views: 3009

Re: Open door policy

I connected the charger on a low setting to the boot light terminals. After 20 minutes I could open the doors. Then I reconnected the charger to the terminal in the engine compartment as specified in the manual and to a suspension turret. The charger shows that it is doing its job slowly but won't s...
by ChrisS
Sat 26 Dec, 2015 23:12
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Open door policy
Replies: 19
Views: 3009

Re: Open door policy

Fantastisch Michael. Besten Dank.
by ChrisS
Sun 20 Dec, 2015 23:48
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Open door policy
Replies: 19
Views: 3009

Re: Open door policy

Thanks all. At least I didn’t leave the handbook inside the car! On a previous occasion I have done the emergency manual opening procedure without a hitch, but since then I've visited René Visser so there's absolutely no slack in the door mechanism. Naturally the boot divider is in place but I'll pu...
by ChrisS
Sun 20 Dec, 2015 00:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Open door policy
Replies: 19
Views: 3009

Open door policy

Z1 has been standing in my garage for two weeks. As it was a nice day, I thought I'd take it out for an errand 20 miles away. Annoyingly, the battery had run down and I can't open the doors. Yes I know there's a manual over-ride procedure which I've used successfully before but this time I can't qui...
by ChrisS
Fri 23 Oct, 2015 14:44
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Indicators packed up!
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Re: Indicators packed up!

Similar experience this week comparing prices of suspension bushes from BMW garage and BMW Classic online. Trouble is that the Classic order is arriving gin dribs and drabs.
by ChrisS
Wed 14 Oct, 2015 12:43
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: shop.bmw-classic.com
Replies: 2
Views: 833

shop.bmw-classic.com

https://shop.bmw-classic.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/Classic-ClassicDE-Site/en_EU/-/EUR/ViewStandardCatalog-Browse;pgid=lulgSDlWRQ1SR089I0.VFvib0000zdjlZFta;sid=MdViLrqzcvy3LuytD2VJdIgT8IQJUHviWqs=?CatalogID=Shop&CategoryName=SEARCH_AUTOMOBILE Does anyone have any experience of buying from BMW...
by ChrisS
Tue 04 Aug, 2015 23:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Gaydon 2015?
Replies: 15
Views: 1857

Re: Gaydon 2015?

Sorry to miss you all at Gaydon this year. I'll be walking in Wales over that weekend. Travelling in the Z1 of course.
by ChrisS
Wed 24 Jun, 2015 13:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: I could have walked....
Replies: 3
Views: 810

Re: I could have walked....

by ChrisS
Mon 13 Apr, 2015 18:01
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Gear linkage
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: Gear linkage

A sheared rod connecting the bottom of the gearstick to the gearbox. A replacement will be in from Germany tomorrow, together with a kit of bushes, which should make the gear selection smoother. While the exhaust is off, we're replacing the perished rubber link at the front end of the torque tube. U...
by ChrisS
Fri 03 Apr, 2015 20:58
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Gear linkage
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: Gear linkage

Part ordered. The exhaust needs to be removed to fit it, so I'm replacing the rubber link between the gearbox and the torque tube at the same time.
by ChrisS
Tue 31 Mar, 2015 14:28
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What we doing next year?
Replies: 16
Views: 3048

Re: What we doing next year?

I shall definitely not make Silverstone. It coincides with my son's wedding on 25 July.
by ChrisS
Thu 26 Mar, 2015 15:02
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Gear linkage
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Gear linkage

Z1 won't play today. Gear lever is unconnected. It feels completely floppy. Is it likely to bethe bottom of the gear stick or the linkage into the gearbox? Does anyone have previous experience of this?