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by Mint
Tue 23 Jun, 2015 22:57
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6582

Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Bo****ks, we'll be away on the 30th, still in France. Will have to miss this one Dave.
by Mint
Mon 18 May, 2015 22:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Deep Purple...
Replies: 7
Views: 1010

Re: Deep Purple...

Z3Jeremy wrote:Does anyone know the correct name of the very dark metallic purple paint colour
Maybe Mora Jeremy
by Mint
Sat 04 Apr, 2015 09:03
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Introducing our Z4
Replies: 6
Views: 1681

Re: Introducing our Z4

Del wrote:Looks like a lovely car :) I think I would be tempted to get rid of the Z3 if I bought something like a newer and more refined Z4.
Nooooo, we can't sell our 3. She is a unique colour combo :D
by Mint
Fri 03 Apr, 2015 22:54
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Introducing our Z4
Replies: 6
Views: 1681

Re: Introducing our Z4

beautiful.. there is something about Bangle's flame surfacing that, now we have got used to it, makes the angles look so clean. Even the chicken's bum rear looks good. Z3 and Z4 are two totally different cars in style and accomplishment. You have the best of both worlds, so enjoy. Cheers gookah, lo...
by Mint
Fri 03 Apr, 2015 22:36
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Introducing our Z4
Replies: 6
Views: 1681

Re: Introducing our Z4

brilie wrote:Pictures taken in your back yard Dave?
What gave it away Brian? :)
by Mint
Fri 03 Apr, 2015 22:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218507

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A Z4 to keep our Z3 company in the garage - http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... =7&t=42569
by Mint
Fri 03 Apr, 2015 22:29
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Introducing our Z4
Replies: 6
Views: 1681

Introducing our Z4

Well, we've only gone and done it. We've treated ourselves to an early (big) birthday present. We've bought a Z4 to keep our Z3 company in the garage. She's a 2006, 2.5 Si Sport in Metallic Silver Grey with 40,000 on the clock on BMW Style 101 rims. She was the eighth Z4 we looked at and we travelle...
by Mint
Sat 28 Mar, 2015 10:43
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Cruise to Duxford spring meet 03/05/2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4271

Re: Cruise to Duxford spring meet 03/05/2015

Davejue1 wrote:Man of leisure eh Dave! Though you were soaking up the sun?! :sunny :sunny
We were Dave, got back home at 01:30 last night. Doing some catching up on the forum(s) today :)
by Mint
Sat 28 Mar, 2015 07:37
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Cruise to Duxford spring meet 03/05/2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4271

Re: Cruise to Duxford spring meet 03/05/2015

6.45 :head: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's supposed to be a day off work! Hi Brian - you could always get a room at the Crown in Great Chesterford - not sure how many have booked there besides Yocky and us. Few drinks in the bar on Saturday night, big cooked breakfast on Sunday and then a 10 min ambl...
by Mint
Tue 03 Mar, 2015 21:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help Please - Suspect Power Steering Pump
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: Help Please - Suspect Power Steering Pump

Del wrote:Glad you got it sorted :) ...we all have similar cars of a similar age and therefore, get similar problems :D
Agreed Del, and mine was one of the last ever made, so she's now 13 :)
by Mint
Tue 03 Mar, 2015 18:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help Please - Suspect Power Steering Pump
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: Help Please - Suspect Power Steering Pump

In the words of Manfred Mann's Earth Band... Davy's On the Road Again. This morning, I got her up on axle stands and removed the plastic under tray from the front of the engine to see this: http://s20.postimg.org/6yk4ct4wt/IMG_0001.jpg So you were right Del, it was the union between the steel pipe f...
by Mint
Mon 02 Mar, 2015 22:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help Please - Suspect Power Steering Pump
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: Help Please - Suspect Power Steering Pump

Hope mine's as easy to fix Del…
by Mint
Mon 02 Mar, 2015 22:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help Please - Suspect Power Steering Pump
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: Help Please - Suspect Power Steering Pump

Cheers Bill, some interesting reading. I'll get underneath tomorrow and get the splash guard off and have a good look.
by Mint
Mon 02 Mar, 2015 22:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help Please - Suspect Power Steering Pump
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Help Please - Suspect Power Steering Pump

Well pulled the Zed out to start getting ready for the meet on Sunday, she started first time (since last October) but there was a different noise from the engine :( . Firstly I thought water pump but when I looked where she had been parked there was a pool of power steering fluid under the front of...
by Mint
Sun 01 Mar, 2015 21:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218507

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

12 months tax. :)
by Mint
Thu 26 Feb, 2015 20:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: done it again
Replies: 15
Views: 1312

Re: done it again

He is also called Dave sometimes :roflmao: He is! Nice fella, nicks ya seat when your at meets as well, have to watch them sort you know!! :D And I'll do it again Dave :D :D Yes I had this problem with the bonnet. I couldn't release it myself so took it to an indy. It took 3 blokes, 2 on the bonnet...
by Mint
Sat 21 Feb, 2015 22:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Accurate indication of Z3m value
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: Accurate indication of Z3m value

Ended @ £10,600...
by Mint
Thu 19 Feb, 2015 19:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insurance - result :-)
Replies: 25
Views: 2351

Re: Insurance - result :-)

Yep, mines fully comp with Churchill.
by Mint
Thu 19 Feb, 2015 13:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insurance - result :-)
Replies: 25
Views: 2351

Re: Insurance - result :-)

I'm eligible for SAGA now. I don't know if this is a good thing :shock: . Saga don't seem to be competitive for anything in my experience. People assume that they do a special price for us oldies and that's just hype. SAGA has never been any good for me either. I use Churchill at the moment £156, b...
by Mint
Wed 18 Feb, 2015 22:18
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 luggage.
Replies: 11
Views: 1028

Re: Z3 luggage.

They weren't just cookies they were M&S cookies, bought from the service area en route :D
by Mint
Wed 18 Feb, 2015 21:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 luggage.
Replies: 11
Views: 1028

Re: Z3 luggage.

Is this the sort of thing you're after?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Roadster-Custom ... uggage+set

£150 + £35 shipping :(

Wouldn't fit in mine due to the Harmon amp in the boot.
by Mint
Wed 18 Feb, 2015 20:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 luggage.
Replies: 11
Views: 1028

Re: Z3 luggage.

Dave, when we went to Andorra last year we used soft travel bags of various sizes. Got everything in ok and the benefit is you can utilise all the small gaps. http://s20.postimg.org/joc4sy1i5/IMG_0003.jpg We also used the area behind the seats as well, lots of room there with a careful bit of packin...
by Mint
Thu 12 Feb, 2015 22:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat bolsters.
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: Seat bolsters.

Don't know about the bolster but I had my seats refurbed a couple of years ago and the whole base of the seats were swapped over for the same reason.
by Mint
Wed 11 Feb, 2015 21:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oil filters.
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: Oil filters.

by Mint
Wed 11 Feb, 2015 21:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oil filters.
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: Oil filters.

Just bought a Mann filter for my 2.2. It came with the large rubber ring and the sump washer but no small 'o' rings. Sounds like a change in policy - I'm about to order some thro' EuroParts - thanks for info. Will now definitely check beforehand. Got mine from Carpart4less but I think they are the ...
by Mint
Wed 11 Feb, 2015 21:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oil filters.
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: Oil filters.

Just bought a Mann filter for my 2.2. It came with the large rubber ring and the sump washer but no small 'o' rings.
by Mint
Sun 08 Feb, 2015 22:44
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Zedfest w/e in Yorkshire next year??
Replies: 46
Views: 5688

Re: Zedfest w/e in Yorkshire next year??

swamper wrote:End of June sounds ok to me
But not the last weekend for us...
by Mint
Sat 07 Feb, 2015 16:01
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Davejue1 somewhat older and wiser today
Replies: 37
Views: 2047

Re: Davejue1 somewhat older and wiser today

Count me in as well, that makes seven of us...
by Mint
Thu 05 Feb, 2015 21:12
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Davejue1 somewhat older and wiser today
Replies: 37
Views: 2047

Re: Davejue1 somewhat older and wiser today

Davejue1 wrote:... yes 43 today. Still they say it's how you feel inside and I don't feel 43 so that'll do for me!
Don't worry at all Dave, at the end of the day it's just a number :D :D
Belated Birthday Greetings :cheers
by Mint
Thu 05 Feb, 2015 20:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 19
Views: 945

Re: Is it just me?

No I always wave - don't always get a wave back though :)
by Mint
Thu 15 Jan, 2015 20:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight Bulb Replace - 2002 2.2i
Replies: 10
Views: 1236

Re: Headlight Bulb Replace - 2002 2.2i

I had exactly the same issue when I changed mine. I did it by removing the air box, but be very careful when removing the coolant pipe - it will be brittle.

Best of luck.
by Mint
Sun 26 Oct, 2014 16:20
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New Member South Beds
Replies: 24
Views: 3719

Re: New Member South Beds

Ask mint about that, his hotel bill must be through the roof! Yes Dave, have been to quite a few cruises this year, West Country, Rutland Water, Dorset, Welsh, Peak District, Lake District, and a couple of meets Newark air Museum & East Midlands Aeropark. Also went to Andorra, not a cruise as such ...
by Mint
Wed 22 Oct, 2014 08:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Throttle cable oiling
Replies: 10
Views: 1580

Re: Throttle cable oiling

Robert T wrote:It was only the very last models that were fly-by-wire. 3.0 and S54 ///M, definitely. Not sure about the 2.2 or double-vanos 2.8.
My 2.2 is definitely fly by wire. I fitted cruise to it earlier in the year. As said above a 10 minute job.
by Mint
Tue 30 Sep, 2014 22:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New car, happy boy (and wife) :)
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: New car, happy boy (and wife) :)

Welcome from another 2.2 owner - enjoy what's left of the good weather.
by Mint
Sun 28 Sep, 2014 22:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Repairing Headlight Dimmer Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

Re: Repairing Headlight Dimmer Switch

Brilliant write up and photos Pingu. Well done, great ingenuity and a tank full of fuel into the bargain :)
by Mint
Sat 20 Sep, 2014 09:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door Mirrors
Replies: 19
Views: 2763

Re: Door Mirrors

Mike Fishwick wrote:… but try buying an oil can in B&Q!
Agreed Mike, even "3in1" comes in a spray can now.
by Mint
Mon 15 Sep, 2014 08:50
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Welsh Cruise
Replies: 9
Views: 1755

Re: Welsh Cruise

Thanks Jim for a superb cruise. Great roads, great company and great weather - what more could you ask. It's good to be able to put faces to names - some new as well today, hope they enjoyed the cruise. A really enjoyable day, we're looking forward to the next one already :) . Cheers, Dave & Pauline...
by Mint
Mon 08 Sep, 2014 10:50
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: VC10 beer and burger
Replies: 81
Views: 11589

Re: VC10 beer and burger

Just to add my thanks to Pete & Dave.

A great afternoon, great weather, great company and great aeroplanes to mooch around - fantastic. Thanks to all for making it a good meet. See you on the next one :thumb:
by Mint
Thu 14 Aug, 2014 19:06
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: 6 or 10mm spacers
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: Wanted: 6 or 10mm spacers

Saw some in Halfrauds today... £15 for 10mm but not hub centric ones which I believe are better...
by Mint
Wed 06 Aug, 2014 20:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Best way to confirm speedo reading.
Replies: 31
Views: 2835

Re: Best way to confirm speedo reading.

I have the tomtom as well and there is a 3mph difference at 80mph. Speedo being higher on both cars I use it on. On recent road trip through France I passed several roadside speed indicators and they always agreed wth Tom Tom - I agree you do get some gps signal interruptions which temporarily dist...
by Mint
Wed 06 Aug, 2014 20:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Estroil (sic) blue 2.2 z3. Previously owned by tanning salon
Replies: 15
Views: 1723

Re: Estroil (sic) blue 2.2 z3. Previously owned by tanning s

£5000 seems a lot to me, for a car that was previously registered as Cat D.
by Mint
Wed 06 Aug, 2014 20:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Best way to confirm speedo reading.
Replies: 31
Views: 2835

Re: Best way to confirm speedo reading.

I have a TomTom and when my speedo reads 70 I'm actually only doing 65.
by Mint
Thu 31 Jul, 2014 20:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clunking on acceleration and braking..
Replies: 22
Views: 3164

Re: Clunking on acceleration and braking..

As mentioned above - what about the weights in the bumper - did they check those?
by Mint
Mon 28 Jul, 2014 08:51
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: wanted m roadster
Replies: 20
Views: 2838

Re: wanted m roadster

You wont need to look at any others. Liam's is superb.
by Mint
Sun 27 Jul, 2014 22:57
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: VC10 beer and burger
Replies: 81
Views: 11589

Re: VC10 beer and burger

Bo****ks, :head: returning from hols on the 6th. Don't think I'll be able to make this one Pete. Hope you all have a great time.
by Mint
Thu 10 Jul, 2014 08:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Crash damage repaired
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: Crash damage repaired

I try and park as far away from other cars as possible in shopping centres and parking garages, guaranteed when I return to my car there is always someone parked right next to me, even though there are dozens of empty bays :head: Agreed, I parked our daily drive on its own away from anybody at a NT...
by Mint
Tue 08 Jul, 2014 08:44
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Searching for Z3 front OS clear sidelight
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: Searching for Z3 front OS clear sidelight

£45! Are they not £30 from the Dealers? Haven't tried the dealers yet, I was told the dealers only sell them in pairs. :( This was the first place I tried as I got brake pads last week £5 cheaper than another local car parts dealer that I normally use. I got just one for £28 from my local dealer la...
by Mint
Fri 04 Jul, 2014 07:39
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New to me z3
Replies: 13
Views: 1273

Re: New to me z3

Welcome from me too.
by Mint
Wed 02 Jul, 2014 21:18
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Mint in Andorra
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

Re: Mint in Andorra

Davejue1 wrote:...Are you going on the midland meet? :)
Fraid not Dave, we're travelling to France on the 17th. Catch you on another meet sometime though :wink:
by Mint
Wed 02 Jul, 2014 07:53
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Mint in Andorra
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

Re: Mint in Andorra

Southernboy wrote:...I notice you managed to get the armrest to match..... : :sunny
Yes and Pauline uses it from the passenger seat just as much as me…