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by Beemer Man
Tue 07 Nov, 2017 15:46
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Poll - Are you a BMWCC Member ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1905

Re: Poll - Are you a BMWCC Member ?

I joined the BMWCC as soon as the BMW Drivers Club folded some years ago. Eastern Region are a great bunch of folk.

Beemer Man
by Beemer Man
Thu 31 Aug, 2017 08:19
Forum: PubZ and RestaurantZ
Topic: Ye Olde Punch Bowl- off A1(M) North of York
Replies: 2
Views: 1822

Re: Ye Olde Punch Bowl- off A1(M) North of York

It's now part of the Provenance Inns group, along with a number of other excellent gastro-pubs in this part of the world.

Beemer Man.
by Beemer Man
Sat 15 Jul, 2017 21:11
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: SCITP Lotherton 17th September
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: SCITP Lotherton 17th September

We shall still be in the USA on 17th September, so unfortunately can't join you at Lotherton.

Beemer Man (Steel Grey 2.8).
by Beemer Man
Wed 14 Jun, 2017 15:53
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Doncaster show 2nd July
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

Re: Doncaster show 2nd July

Awaiting ticket-hope we have a good turnout.

Beemer Man (Steel Grey 2.8)
by Beemer Man
Fri 28 Apr, 2017 15:57
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Newby Hall - Sunday 7th May 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2254

Re: Newby Hall - Sunday 7th May 2017

I intend to join the group at Morrison's, Boroughbridge, 09:30.

See you all there.

Beemer Man (Steel Grey Facelift 2.8)
by Beemer Man
Thu 23 Mar, 2017 16:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The cost of parts!
Replies: 12
Views: 1631

Re: The cost of parts!

........or how about £628.38 + fitting for the "genuine BMW" (possibly Hella) throttle body I had fitted by my Indy last week to my "W"-plate 2.8.............?

Beemer Man
by Beemer Man
Wed 21 Dec, 2016 21:01
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Grey Z3 2.8 facelift parked next to me in Helmsley
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: Grey Z3 2.8 facelift parked next to me in Helmsley

I must confess I didn't make a note of your reg when I saw it in Helmsley, but I do remember it was a late 2002 car in Titan Silver, so when I saw the car in the CITP Gallery pics I assumed it was yours. Hopefully they'll both be at Newby Hall in May.

You have a good Christmas too.

Terry.
by Beemer Man
Sun 18 Dec, 2016 19:40
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Grey Z3 2.8 facelift parked next to me in Helmsley
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: Grey Z3 2.8 facelift parked next to me in Helmsley

Hi Mike, Looking back at the CITP Photo Gallery from Newby Hall last May I realise that I wasn't the only one impressed by your Z3 (Reg.D*02**M) when I saw it again in Helmsley, as there are no less than three close-up photos of it, taken by the official photographer (photos #469;470 and 474 out of ...
by Beemer Man
Wed 02 Nov, 2016 13:35
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Grey Z3 2.8 facelift parked next to me in Helmsley
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: Grey Z3 2.8 facelift parked next to me in Helmsley

Hi BeemerBoyo, It was me, Beemer Man from Harrogate, who was parked next to you in Helmsley on Sunday. Sorry I missed you-I think we may have met at CITP Newby Hall in May? You're to be congratulated on maintaining your Zed in such spotless condition. I don't know how far you'd driven, but I thought...
by Beemer Man
Fri 14 Oct, 2016 21:47
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New owner in Harrogate
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: New owner in Harrogate

Hi RoadsterFan, Small world-I live in Harrogate too and have had my 2000 2.8 in Steel Grey for almost five years. When I bought it, it had 65K (now 85K) and FSH but immediately I had to attend to all the things you propose doing to yours-and more since (copper brake pipes; ABS wheel sensor; calipers...
by Beemer Man
Mon 12 Sep, 2016 19:59
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Lotherton Hall Cars in the park Sunday 25th September 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3673

Re: Lotherton Hall Cars in the park Sunday 25th September 20

Sorry we can't join you on the 25th, but we'll be out of the country. Hope the sun shines at Lotherton and you all have a great time!

Beemer Man
(Stahl Grau 2.8)
by Beemer Man
Thu 08 Sep, 2016 22:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rust compared to SLKs
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Rust compared to SLKs

My understanding of the Mercedes quality issues at that time (I had a year 2000 E-Class company car with all sorts of "un-Mercedes-like" problems) was that it was down to the Daimler Chrysler tie-up, where the Bean Counters ruled and cost-cutting was the order of the day, with the resultant decline ...
by Beemer Man
Mon 25 Apr, 2016 20:43
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Newby Hall Spring Meeting Sunday 8th May
Replies: 39
Views: 3565

Re: Newby Hall Spring Meeting Sunday 8th May

Thanks, Zed Carer-see you ~09:30 at Morrisons, Boroughbridge.

Beemer Man.
by Beemer Man
Mon 25 Apr, 2016 11:49
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Newby Hall Spring Meeting Sunday 8th May
Replies: 39
Views: 3565

Re: Newby Hall Spring Meeting Sunday 8th May

I've just bought my ticket, so we now have three Z3s attending so far. Where is everyone this year? Clearly we won't be allocated a dedicated Z3 parking area with this number. If we're not meeting at Morrisons, Bouroughbridge as in previous years I'll probably go straight from Harrogate. Suggestions...
by Beemer Man
Mon 11 Apr, 2016 21:25
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Newby Hall Spring Meeting Sunday 8th May
Replies: 39
Views: 3565

Re: Newby Hall Spring Meeting Sunday 8th May

I haven't registered yet, but plan to join the group at Morrison's, Boroughbridge as usual.

Beemer Man (Stahl Grau metallic 2.8)
by Beemer Man
Wed 02 Sep, 2015 17:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Reduced exhaust emissions using Shell V-Power
Replies: 12
Views: 1529

Reduced exhaust emissions using Shell V-Power

Since last year's MOT, I've switched exclusively to V-Power from 95-octane (supermarket/Shell/BP) in my W-plate 2.8 Z3. Emissions measured at yesterday's MOT showed a noticeable reduction (=cleaner engine?) compared with last year: -% vol CO: 0.00 (0.20 last year) -ppm HC: 27 (47 last year) -Natural...
by Beemer Man
Thu 18 Jun, 2015 20:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Which Z3 to get?
Replies: 13
Views: 1315

Re: Which Z3 to get?

You're only as old (or as young) as you feel, Lancsbob! I'm 72, have run a 2.8 for four years and before that an E30 M3 for six years.

For my 70th birthday I flew a full aerobatic programme (including landing and taxying to a stop) in a TF51D Mustang in the USA-so go for it!!

Beemer Man.
by Beemer Man
Thu 07 May, 2015 20:31
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Newby Hall - Sunday 10 May 2015
Replies: 60
Views: 10126

Re: Newby Hall - Sunday 10 May 2015

Just bought our ticket and look forward to joining everyone at Boroughbridge.

Beemer Man
by Beemer Man
Fri 13 Mar, 2015 19:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mazda MX5 OR BMW Z3? Your views guys...
Replies: 82
Views: 15009

Re: Mazda MX5 OR BMW Z3? Your views guys...

Agreed. The magnificent BMW 6-pot engine more than makes up for any differences in handling, and was the reason I bought the Z3. The MX-5 followed-on from six glorious years of E30 M3 ownership, but somehow it didn't bring the same smile to my face (although I have a happier wife!)

Beemer Man
by Beemer Man
Fri 13 Mar, 2015 16:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mazda MX5 OR BMW Z3? Your views guys...
Replies: 82
Views: 15009

Re: Mazda MX5 OR BMW Z3? Your views guys...

Based on 10 year's ownership of our Mk 1 Mazda MX-5 1.8iS and 4 years with our Facelift 2.8 Z3, I would agree 100% with Imrdave's comments above. They are different cars. One is a true sports car, with go-kart handling, the other is a relaxing tourer by comparison (thanks to that torquey, great-soun...
by Beemer Man
Tue 09 Sep, 2014 20:18
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Red Z3M Coupe in Knaresborough today
Replies: 0
Views: 332

Red Z3M Coupe in Knaresborough today

On roundabout at St. James Retail Park, Knaresborough around noon today. Reg. K*I 7**O. Absolutely Immaculate Helrot Coupe with mature driver.
Anyone on this forum?

Beemer Man.
by Beemer Man
Mon 08 Sep, 2014 07:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW Spartanburg
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: BMW Spartanburg

A lot lower 10 years on, Ragtop, but the main reason was I had my E30 M3 until 2006 (and now it's worth 3-4 times what I sold it for-but I try not to think about that!!)

Beemer Man
by Beemer Man
Sun 07 Sep, 2014 22:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Annoying rattle from the rear
Replies: 32
Views: 4092

Re: Annoying rattle from the rear

My rear end rattle was traced to the fuel tank straps, where the pads had moved almost to the point of falling out. Fortunately a simple fix to loosen two bolts and re-position the pads.

Beemer Man
by Beemer Man
Sun 07 Sep, 2014 22:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW Spartanburg
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: BMW Spartanburg

We toured the Spartanburg facility in 2001 when the Z3 was still being built. At that time they were 100% hand assembled, with no robots to be seen anywhere. Apparently this was part of the deal between BMW and the State of South Carolina (I think they paid $1 for the land, but I may be wrong there)...
by Beemer Man
Mon 30 Jun, 2014 16:55
Forum: Better Driving
Topic: Hardknott Pass
Replies: 8
Views: 2102

Re: Hardknott Pass

We drove Wrynose and Hardknott Passes last Tuesday-our third such drive in the Zed in as many years. Prior to that we've driven it a few times in my wife's NA MX-5 1.8iS.
Always a great drive in either car.

Beemer Man.
by Beemer Man
Sun 18 May, 2014 21:39
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 18 May
Replies: 62
Views: 7978

Re: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 18 May

Little left to add about an enjoyable sunny day with friendly Zedders. Thank you Davejue1 for the information on Z3 stoneguards.

Beemer Man.
by Beemer Man
Fri 16 May, 2014 07:07
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 18 May
Replies: 62
Views: 7978

Re: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 18 May

Ticket just purchased-joining you all at Boroughbridge.

Beemer Man (Steel Grey 2.8)
by Beemer Man
Tue 15 Apr, 2014 20:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: fecking window
Replies: 14
Views: 695

Re: fecking window

The MX-5 rear window went to electrically heated glass with introduction of the MK 2 (NB) model in 1998. We've had our late MK 1 1.8iS ~9 years, but 6 years ago we had a MK 2 hood fitted. With the MK 1 hood it was necessary to unzip the rear plastic window each time and lay it flat, before lowering ...
by Beemer Man
Fri 18 Oct, 2013 16:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: brake discs bolts snapped
Replies: 15
Views: 917

Re: brake discs bolts snapped

Sound advice! I should have put some penetrating oil on my track rod end locking nuts before I sent Zed in for 4-wheel laser alignment. The garage couldn't undo the nut on the N/S front one, with the result that it cost an additional ~£40.00 + fitting for a new replacement!
by Beemer Man
Thu 30 May, 2013 10:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Jammed CD cartridge........again!
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: Jammed CD cartridge........again!

Good point, Gazza, given that the restriction on usable boot space is greater than the physical size of the unit. I must give further thought to moving into the 21st Century................!

Beemer Man.
by Beemer Man
Thu 30 May, 2013 08:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Jammed CD cartridge........again!
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: Jammed CD cartridge........again!

I'm sure it will happen again-particularly when there was no obvious reason for the malfunction, such as a jammed CD-but at least I'll be able to remove the unit quicker next time!
by Beemer Man
Wed 29 May, 2013 20:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Jammed CD cartridge........again!
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: Jammed CD cartridge........again!

Inspired by this thread, I decided to tackle my Type A CD changer unit, which "died" some weeks ago, with "No Disc" displayed on the head unit. The green eject button didn't light up and the cartridge couldn't be ejected from the unit. Having peeled back the boot carpet, I removed the three 10mm bol...
by Beemer Man
Tue 14 May, 2013 06:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: “Interesting” Kwik Fit MOT today
Replies: 14
Views: 1216

Re: “Interesting” Kwik Fit MOT today

Agreed-a very informative reply, as usual. We also enjoyed meeting you both at Newby Hall.

Beemer Man.
by Beemer Man
Mon 13 May, 2013 07:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Paint code Alpine White
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Paint code Alpine White

I've recently purchased 20ml pots of touch-up paint online from Car Paint Wizard (sales@carpaintwizard.co.uk) for my Steel Grey (400) Z3 and my wife's HU Neo Green (aka British Racing Green) MX-5. The match in both cases is excellent, and because the paint has more solvent than the usual "treacly" (...
by Beemer Man
Fri 10 May, 2013 15:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My First Car.
Replies: 22
Views: 667

Re: My First Car.

That's correct-the good old 948cc BMC A-Series, with 34 BHP from the Zenith carb in the A35 (mine was a van, but I had to install side windows (and pay the excise duty) after I was caught exceeding 30 mph in a "commercial vehicle"). The Morris Minor 1000 with the same engine developed 37 BHP using a...
by Beemer Man
Fri 03 May, 2013 07:52
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 5th May
Replies: 85
Views: 13450

Re: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 5th May

We'll detour round from Harrogate and join you all at Boroughbridge (Steel Grey W-plate 2.8).

Beemer Man
by Beemer Man
Sun 31 Mar, 2013 09:45
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Brake Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1223

Re: Brake Issue

The metal brake pipes on my 2000 "W"-plate 2.8 were badly corroded when I bought the car two years ago, so I had them all replaced (front to back and rear pipes) with copper ones.
by Beemer Man
Thu 14 Mar, 2013 21:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacement Front Brakes Costing
Replies: 31
Views: 791

Re: Replacement Front Brakes Costing

Last August I paid ~£55 exchange from a local motor factor for a fully reconditioned front caliper for my 2.8 (Girling or Lockheed, I can't remember which now).
by Beemer Man
Fri 01 Mar, 2013 20:41
Forum: Performance
Topic: CASTROL MAGNATEC MOTOROIL.
Replies: 15
Views: 1053

Re: CASTROL MAGNATEC MOTOROIL.

Quite possible, too!
by Beemer Man
Fri 01 Mar, 2013 16:16
Forum: Performance
Topic: CASTROL MAGNATEC MOTOROIL.
Replies: 15
Views: 1053

Re: CASTROL MAGNATEC MOTOROIL.

Nucleation?
by Beemer Man
Wed 18 Jul, 2012 14:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Magnetic Stoneguards - March 2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5156

Re: Magnetic Stoneguards for ZedFest

Hi Titan,

If you do have a set, you could possibly split it between wildeboy and me, as I've lost the nearside one I bought from you last year.

If you do have one, I could pick it up next time we're in Northallerton.

Many thanks,

Beemer Man
by Beemer Man
Fri 22 Jun, 2012 08:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Handling?
Replies: 38
Views: 1502

Re: Handling?

The main reason I bought my 2.8 Zed last year was that after 6 years of E30 M3 ownership, my wife's MX-5 just didn't tug at the heartstrings in the same way. It's still a sweet little car, but in a different world to an M!

If only I could turn the clock back...............
by Beemer Man
Wed 20 Jun, 2012 20:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Handling?
Replies: 38
Views: 1502

Re: Handling?

Interesting post! My wife says exactly the same about my facelift 2.8-compared with her similar mileage late Mk1 1.8iS MX-5, so I'll be interested in other members comments.

Unfortunately she makes a valid point!
by Beemer Man
Tue 12 Jun, 2012 22:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spare key
Replies: 23
Views: 1870

Re: Spare key

Timpsons told me recently that they don't/can't cut keys for BMWs.
by Beemer Man
Fri 11 May, 2012 15:06
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Newby 2012 - NOW WITH TIMES
Replies: 33
Views: 7107

Re: Newby 2012 - NOW WITH TIMES

We're going straight to Newby Hall from Harrogate (Steel Grey "Facelift" 2.8).

See you all there.
by Beemer Man
Fri 11 May, 2012 15:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW OEM MESH WIND DEFLECTOR FOR SALE ON EBAY
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: BMW OEM MESH WIND DEFLECTOR FOR SALE ON EBAY

Talking of stupidity, we paid £156.75 + p&p for one on e-bay a year ago, just after buying our Zed. We were desperate at the time!!
by Beemer Man
Mon 16 Jan, 2012 16:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: WANTED: driver's side black door card
Replies: 3
Views: 221

It sounds like both our Zeds were subject to an earlier bodge job! If you can get rid of the existing Araldite and wood screw, you may be able to effect a sound repair. Worth a try, anyway, once the weather warms up! It might also be worth investing in a few card/door frame plastic clips, given how ...
by Beemer Man
Mon 16 Jan, 2012 16:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: WANTED: driver's side black door card
Replies: 3
Views: 221

My door handle was already detached from the card at the top when I bought the car, so I removed the card (easily done, as most of the plastic clips holding the card to the door frame were already broken)......and glued the handle back to the card from the inside using a liberal dose of carefully ap...
by Beemer Man
Wed 31 Aug, 2011 17:26
Forum: Performance
Topic: Brembo discs
Replies: 9
Views: 777

I paid £53.00 GBP for a pair of Mintex front discs/pads and £67.00 GBP for the rears, with free delivery.
by Beemer Man
Tue 30 Aug, 2011 18:15
Forum: Performance
Topic: Brembo discs
Replies: 9
Views: 777

I agree with jayson f's comments. I have Brembo discs on the front of my E60 (purchased from German and Swedish) and have absolutely no complaints. They seem just as effective as the BMW OEM discs they replaced. I have new Mintex discs and pads all round on the 2.8 Z3, at 2/3rds the cost of Pagid, e...