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by Ci
Sun 24 Apr, 2016 10:03
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: manual hood wont close - dah
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

manual hood wont close - dah

My friends Z3 1998 roof won't close. He says it has shrunk due to him leaving it down most of the time. Any suggestions? Other than buying a second hand hood, from where? He lives nr Dorchester, Dorset.
by Ci
Sun 15 Mar, 2015 14:53
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New Mazda MX5 - a stunner to look at
Replies: 10
Views: 1279

Re: New Mazda MX5 - a stunner to look at

So I look up the details on this new Z2. Coming on market summer 2016 BUT it is based on the mini hatch floor pan and is a front wheel drive! And will cost about $30K. The new MX5 is rear wheel drive. Obviously this is subjective front or rear wheel drive. I have a new mini which is great fun, but w...
by Ci
Fri 13 Mar, 2015 10:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson suspended
Replies: 53
Views: 3472

Re: Jeremy Clarkson suspended

JC is a prima donna. Sold his stake in TG in recent years. He's looking for a way out with a massive pay off.
I mean to go fisty cuffs over a supper? Burk... But a clever, charismatic one, who's let his looks go.
Ci
by Ci
Fri 13 Mar, 2015 10:43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New Mazda MX5 - a stunner to look at
Replies: 10
Views: 1279

Re: New Mazda MX5 - a stunner to look at

I think you are missing the point guys. The new Mazda MX5 is alot cheaper than a new BMW Z4! Starts around £20K so in line with the old Z3. A new Z4 is in the category with the Boxter, and is a much more sophisticated car. I'm talking about a small, fun, cheap, good looking, two seater: and BMW don'...
by Ci
Wed 11 Mar, 2015 15:59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New Mazda MX5 - a stunner to look at
Replies: 10
Views: 1279

New Mazda MX5 - a stunner to look at

Love the look of the new MX5. Why on earth couldn't BMW have built this 5 years ago? Yet again BMW are kicked out of the field. The new MX5 will be with us for driving in June... I can see much of the Z3 in the new body. Views? BMW just concentrating on 100 variations of the Mini - most of which are...
by Ci
Sat 27 Dec, 2014 14:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: warning light indicator switch won't stay on!
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

Re: warning light indicator switch won't stay on!

Hi A
Thank you for this. My car is an automatic, how easy is it to get that plate thing off surrounding the gear lever?
Will I have to disconnect battery etc? YOur pics look easy but I bet it is very fiddely...
Ci :nerd:
by Ci
Fri 26 Dec, 2014 11:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: warning light indicator switch won't stay on!
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

Re: warning light indicator switch won't stay on!

Are these hazard warning light swtches difficult to fit? Does the whole centre console need to come out? Electrician or mechanic job. Dah!
Ci :rtm:
by Ci
Wed 24 Dec, 2014 11:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: warning light indicator switch won't stay on!
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

warning light indicator switch won't stay on!

Hi there Can anybody advise me plse. The warning light indicator switch by the handbreak does work if I press it down, BUT if I let go it just pops up again and the warning flashing stops. i.e. it won't click down and stay on. Advice as to what has broken?? Thank you and a merry christmas to all... ...
by Ci
Mon 03 Nov, 2014 10:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: RADIO BMW BUSINESS CD
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Re: RADIO BMW BUSINESS CD

Yes I am interested. £60 is my offer. Dorset location. Must be in pristine cond??
Obviously the code card...
Ci
by Ci
Sat 13 Sep, 2014 12:40
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: north yorks
Replies: 10
Views: 1718

Re: north yorks

Those interested look at Zedfest yorkshire w/e next year?
by Ci
Wed 10 Sep, 2014 11:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Undervalued?
Replies: 37
Views: 5974

Re: Undervalued?

Let's face it, Z3's values - if in good condition, low mileage, and well kept etc are a bargain. Mine (the most disliked) eg: a '98, silver, 1.9cc, cloth seats, auto, 33K on clock, fsh, original, kept in garage, a toy - is worth nothing. Lovely to drive + gives me a lot of pleasure. AND still looks ...
by Ci
Fri 18 Jul, 2014 10:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Where have all the Z3"s gone?
Replies: 31
Views: 2468

Re: Where have all the Z3"s gone?

I don't see that many in Dorset either. But like mine I expect a lot of them are now 'second' cars. Just been in the garage and The Valkyrie is certainly smiling at me. 15 years old and still a looker - compare it to a same age TF or MX5, no contest. Get the Z3s out and enjoy I say; but put the sun ...
by Ci
Thu 17 Jul, 2014 09:28
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Zedfest w/e in Yorkshire next year??
Replies: 46
Views: 5594

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

Hi guys. Is there someone out there who can suss out some routes? Sadly I am not Tom Tom literate, and perhaps people who live nearby could suss out 2 routes - for us who are unfamiliar with the area?
Any recommendations for hotels nr Hawes, and I'll bell them... Ci :nerd:
by Ci
Wed 16 Jul, 2014 09:39
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Zedfest w/e in Yorkshire next year??
Replies: 46
Views: 5594

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

Personnally I think we should stay in Yorkshire as per my original post and do the Tour de France 2 routes on a Sat and Sun in June 2015. * Any volunteers up there to try them out and assess whether the routes would be OK for us? Routes are on the web. * + Any volunteers in the hotel/leisure trade w...
by Ci
Wed 09 Jul, 2014 10:23
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Zedfest w/e in Yorkshire next year??
Replies: 46
Views: 5594

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

I was thinking more on the lines of a Zedfest w/e, like the one held in Keswick a number of years ago? Zedders came from all over the UK, to enjoy drives in the Lakes, and have some early morning 'speedos' too... I recall it was organised by a committee and very professional it was too. Must have be...
by Ci
Tue 08 Jul, 2014 08:47
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Zedfest w/e in Yorkshire next year??
Replies: 46
Views: 5594

Zedfest w/e in Yorkshire next year??

Watching some of the Tour de France over the w/e, stages 1 & 2, whetted my appetite to return to Yorkshire with the Zed. Made me think, would others like to join in and make a 'Zedfest w/e' of it? Or has this been done before in 2012 or earlier etc?? Thought of stunning countryside, good company, de...
by Ci
Fri 27 Jun, 2014 09:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Video Review of Z3 on YouTube
Replies: 14
Views: 542

Re: New Video Review of Z3 on YouTube

Enjoyed the video! And agree the Z3 for me is a far more comfortable and fun drive car, compared to the equivalent MX5.
I'd love a white Z too and an auto. Anyone see one for sale? Please PM moi: must have a low mileage and few careful owners tho. Picky... Ci :nerd:
by Ci
Sun 15 Jun, 2014 11:48
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Hi everyone I am so glad you enjoyed the day. The variety of roads certainly tested the Zds, and I am pleased that there was also a lot to see which kept the fun levels high. A big thank you to Alfie, Mint, Bazza, Nick for helping, and everyone else who made the occasion a party. Lovely to meet folk...
by Ci
Fri 13 Jun, 2014 16:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Where to store z3 tonneau cover?
Replies: 19
Views: 788

Re: Where to store z3 tonneau cover?

Storage: In a plastic bag on a shelf in the garage. Out of the way. It is a pesky thing. :head: Ci
by Ci
Fri 13 Jun, 2014 16:20
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Everyone please if you haven't pre-ordered your food for lunch tomorrow at Hambro Arms (I emailed their menu to you on Sunday), please would you do it today Friday. So there are no delays tomorrow.
Thanks. Ci :nerd:
by Ci
Thu 12 Jun, 2014 10:37
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Glad you may join us. Please see your PM. Ci :)
by Ci
Tue 10 Jun, 2014 15:05
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Hi everyone
Rest assured you will not go hungry on this run! Just heard that the Martyrs Inn, Tolpuddle, now serves food all day on Sat. So when you finish the run you can have liquid refrshments and grub as well... :nerd: Ci
by Ci
Sat 07 Jun, 2014 12:04
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Well the storm has gone through here, it's now midday Sat 7th June. Keep fingers crossed for good weather and visibility for next Sat. Those coming should have received the route as an email, if not please contact me. The lunch pub's menu coming over this afternoon also on email. Keep polishing... :...
by Ci
Sun 01 Jun, 2014 12:26
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

[quote="Ci"]Hi Dorset Zed owners and neighbours. Why not join up for a Dorset Sea Run on Sat 14 June? Starting with breakfast/coffee at Compton Abbas airfield SP5 5AP, Zig Zag, cross country to Milton Abbas - Hambro Arms lunch DT11 0BP, then a run to the coast Burton Bradstock, Abbotsbury, coss coun...
by Ci
Fri 30 May, 2014 09:31
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Thanks JR gubbins coming over end of w/e.
Ci :colourful:
by Ci
Tue 27 May, 2014 09:16
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Thank you Alfie for trying out the run. Glad you enjoyed the little surprises and views... Cathia777 of course you are welcome, see top for details. Anyone is welcome to join us. Just PM me with your email address and I'll be sending out the gubbins at the w/e. JR email address too please. Meanwhile...
by Ci
Tue 20 May, 2014 09:58
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

GETTING TO THE AIRFIELD Please note those coming from North/Shaftesbury to Compton Abbas airfield for start of run and breakfast: the road through Melbury Abbas is closed due to a collapsed building/the floods... please make a note to do this detour: 'In Shaftesbury, at last roundabout south take A3...
by Ci
Tue 13 May, 2014 11:12
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Hi J R
Glad you guys can join us. There are suggestions above if you need accommodation. cheers Ci :nerd:
by Ci
Sun 11 May, 2014 17:36
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Hi Rosewellian
Glad you can join our group on 14 June. Party is growing. See Ist note for participants so far. Anyone own a late white Z3 (driving through New Forest this aft)?? Going at quite a pace too... Again in the wrong car to wave! Dah! Ci :roll:
by Ci
Wed 07 May, 2014 09:40
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Glad accommodation is working out. Could also try the Crown in Blandford (nr the brewery!). Was up at the airfield yesterday am, the tiger moth (bright yellow) was out and flying about. Good coffee, + yes food starts at 9.30am on Sat 14th June.
We may also get a white Z3...
cheers - Ci
by Ci
Fri 02 May, 2014 11:46
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Phil
Stourhead is magic. What a treatworthy w/e...!
Ci
by Ci
Fri 02 May, 2014 10:50
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Hi there Phil
Glad you can join us. And 'thank you' to all those who are driving such a long way to join us, in this so special county... :colourful:
Ci
by Ci
Thu 01 May, 2014 16:28
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Hi Mint
Airport cafe starts serving at 9.30. I'll be up there from 9.30. Any time after, for coffee only say 9.45/10? Leave for ZigZag at 10.30...
cheers Ci
by Ci
Thu 01 May, 2014 09:37
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Thank you Alfie... what a star. Go on a nice dry day + Mrs A so she won't miss?
cheers - Ci
by Ci
Wed 30 Apr, 2014 17:54
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Hi everyone Was fine tuning the end of the run this afternoon around Dorchester; rather fine countryside in bloom too. On my way home I saw a metallic Blue roadster going the other way stuck behind a tractor near Bere Regis. I was going to wave, then I realised I was in my Mini! :dunce: Anybody want...
by Ci
Sun 27 Apr, 2014 16:19
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Hi Mint This Dorset is worth a long drive. You guys will not be disappointed. Lots to see Ci :rtm: eg The village of Milton Abbas dates back to 1773 when building commenced at the instruction of Lord Milton as part of the transfer of the old town of Middleton originally located within the grounds of...
by Ci
Sat 26 Apr, 2014 12:09
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Hi readers - I was up near Milton Abbas two days ago, on sunny Thursday and while driving down the valley to Whitechurch it struck me that this drive will not disappoint both drivers, and passengers! You'll appreciate both varied driving and 'the magnificent green waves' of Dorset's countryside... a...
by Ci
Tue 22 Apr, 2014 10:15
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Hi Here is the website address of the airfield at Compton Abbas - to whet the tastebuds...
www.abbasair.com
Ci :)
by Ci
Mon 21 Apr, 2014 16:41
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Anyone a member of ZR.org? Please put a link through re this run. Thanks Ci
by Ci
Mon 21 Apr, 2014 10:57
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

So Zed owners the Dorset Sea Run is ON for Sat 14 June. We'll start off at the airfield at Compton Abbas for breakfast/coffee early. Zig Zag then depart for Milton Abbas, lunch. After we fly to Burton Bradstock, coast road, Abbotsbury, inland accross country and end up for tea and farewells in Tolpu...
by Ci
Sun 20 Apr, 2014 17:03
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

Re: June 14 - Sea Run Dorset

OK date and route sorted - Saturday 14 June and the route outlined at the top. Let me know if interested and how many in each car for numbers etc. cheers Ci
by Ci
Fri 18 Apr, 2014 11:09
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12889

June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Hi Dorset Zed owners and neighbours. Why not join up for a Dorset Sea Run on Sat 14 June? Starting with breakfast/coffee at Compton Abbas airfield SP5 5AP, Zig Zag, cross country to Milton Abbas - Hambro Arms lunch DT11 0BP, then a run to the coast Burton Bradstock, Abbotsbury, coss country inland t...
by Ci
Fri 11 Apr, 2014 09:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: New Project - Breaking Z3 1.9 artic silver narrow body
Replies: 119
Views: 11225

Re: New Project - Breaking Z3 1.9 artic silver narrow body

What are the seats like? Condition firmness? Pics please. And the 4 wheels, same re pics. + price. thanks Ci
by Ci
Thu 12 Sep, 2013 17:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: lightweight magnetic car door protector strips
Replies: 1
Views: 397

lightweight magnetic car door protector strips

Anybody know of effective lightweight magnetic car door protector strips? Which I can pop on the car doors either in a car park or on a car ferry? Ones which won't get pinched and don't cost £50! Someone said they had sourced some from the US. Any experience out there? Make, rough cost and contact? ...
by Ci
Mon 26 Aug, 2013 17:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: stiff passenger door lock
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: stiff passenger door lock

The passenger door lock will lock using the key in the passenger door, but not central locking or remote. The physical locking with the key in the passenger door is much stiffer than using the key the driver's side.
How about linkages in the door being dry?
by Ci
Mon 26 Aug, 2013 09:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: stiff passenger door lock
Replies: 6
Views: 578

stiff passenger door lock

My Z3 has a stiff pasenger door lock. Will only lock manually from the passenger door side. What to do?? Advice plse.
by Ci
Wed 11 Jul, 2012 09:18
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Pics of possible new Z2 - ugh
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: Pics of possible new Z2 - ugh

For more pics bang in Google BMW Z2 and see an array of joy
Ci
by Ci
Tue 10 Jul, 2012 17:49
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Pics of possible new Z2 - ugh
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Pics of possible new Z2 - ugh

I have to say the pics I have seen of the 'possible' new Z2 roadster, are of a revolting looking car. What is with BMW? Mazda must be laughing all the way to the bank... Maybe 2016 and as ugly a sin. Where has style and cool gone?
Stick with my ancient Zed methinks.
Views?
by Ci
Fri 06 Jul, 2012 09:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: annoying rattle
Replies: 16
Views: 1595

Re: annoying rattle

Thanks for advice on annoying rattle(s) - possible causes. Yesterday went to Compton Abbas airfield 'con rattle'. Afternoon the magician came round and went through your list of causes. Found: loose handbrake cable and petrol tank straps at top.
Result: silence. Job done. Cheers.
by Ci
Sun 24 Jun, 2012 08:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: annoying rattle
Replies: 16
Views: 1595

Re: annoying rattle

Hi No the rattle is outside, behind my right ear so I assume it is one of your suggestions re the: springs, shock absorber, handbrake cable, petrol tank. It comes when I go over a bump or I'm on a rough road surface. Narrow lanes in Dorset with high banks on either side is the ideal scenario! Wide d...