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by TJS
Mon 07 May, 2007 20:09
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: To Remove the Rear Tow Hook
Replies: 16
Views: 1703

What a bas***d of a job !! Spent 3 hours yesterday on the removing this bracket. Basically I ended up using a combination of methods. Unfortunately the top 16mm nut was too high for the length of a tilting head ratchet ring spanner. Bugger ! So ... I cut off the metal loop which gives slightly bette...
by TJS
Thu 26 Apr, 2007 22:01
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Main Dealer Service Costs ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

The BMW Repair Manual and Specifications for the BMW Z1 (4/91) certainly refers to the distributor which appears to be buried under the fan. "Replacing Distributor Cap. M20; Unscrew water pipe on the engine block. Pull off shielded plug. Unscrew fan - left hand threads! Use special tools 1115 030 /0...
by TJS
Mon 23 Apr, 2007 23:13
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Main Dealer Service Costs ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

I have finally given up on the franchised dealer service route, its just too much hassle (and money). I contacted another main dealer advertising E30 6 cylinder inspection 2 services for £410 inclusive for BMW Car Club members only to be told a Z1 is not an E30. All the contact with main dealers has...
by TJS
Sat 21 Apr, 2007 21:44
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Main Dealer Service Costs ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

Main Dealer Service Costs ?

I have asked 3 BMW dealers to quote for a 4 year / 48km service, basically a modern day "Inspection 2" but without the cam belt (done 2 years ago). I was surprised by the responses. 1. £900 plus VAT but including parts of £70 and fluids £90. 2. Car is too old for main dealer service, none of our tec...
by TJS
Thu 12 Apr, 2007 23:14
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Replacing the exhaust ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1839

Thanks for the feedback. It's much appreciated. The valence stays on ! The £75 quoted by the local (non BMW) garage to change the exhaust is a bargain, it isn't something I would contemplate doing on my own, especially given the weight. The BTB unit is £850 plus VAT collected from Daventry. I think ...
by TJS
Tue 10 Apr, 2007 22:29
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Replacing the exhaust ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1839

Replacing the exhaust ?

OK .. after 15 years and 11k miles the original rear exhaust box is near the end of its life. The outer skin on the underside is now perforated, probably due to condensation pooling within the system. I have spoken to BTB who are scheduled to build a further batch of Z1 boxes in the next six weeks w...
by TJS
Tue 10 Apr, 2007 22:16
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: z1 investment or expense
Replies: 13
Views: 1240

I have taken the view that a good low mileage Z1 used sparingly, say 2,000 miles a year will be depreciation proof and may even break even over the medium term when you include necessary maintence. Compare that to a new Z4M roadster which will lose 25% of its list price within 1,000 miles. I remembe...
by TJS
Sat 10 Mar, 2007 11:07
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Mats
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Pictures (hopefully) of the autostyle mats compared to BMW OEM. The colour, anthracite, is a perfect match to the original dark grey. The pile is not quite so dense and long. The rear of the OEM mats is a comparatively smooth rubberised finish compared to the rougher autostlye mats, however, the lat...
by TJS
Wed 07 Mar, 2007 19:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Mats
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Of course, no problem, as soon as they arrive I will post comparative pictures with the oem mats plus a description of the materials. The original mats are still available. Two colours, dark grey and dark green. part nos. 82119413232 and 3 respectively. Grey mats are £99.50 (inc vat) green £91.60 (p...
by TJS
Mon 05 Mar, 2007 21:26
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Mats
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Thanks Jet Since posting the original question I have ordered a set from www.autostyle.co.uk for £65. I spoke to the company and they confirmed the shape is an exact match with high quality material. They have sold a number of sets in both UK and Germany. The original mats are in very good condition...
by TJS
Sun 04 Mar, 2007 18:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Mats
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Mats

Are Z1 OEM overmats a bespoke item or would E30 3 series LHD mats also fit ?

A supplier is happy to make up a set If I can provide a pattern which isnt a problem.

TJS
by TJS
Wed 21 Feb, 2007 23:05
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Fog Light Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Thanks for the feedback.

No harm in trying Pauls suggestion of brake cleaner before opting to replace the unit if need be.

Seems the switch is a Z1 specific stand alone unit.

TJS
by TJS
Tue 20 Feb, 2007 22:05
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Fog Light Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Fog Light Switch

Slight problem. Checking the car at the weekend and pushed in the rear fog light button below the digital clock and it jammed in the on postion. The switch and clock housing/moulding seem to be a single unit. Managed to release the button with a pair of forceps. Could be simple lack of use, I can't ...
by TJS
Mon 11 Sep, 2006 21:16
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Instrument Guages
Replies: 5
Views: 903

The tacho in my car seems to be canted to left, the 4 k rpm indictor bar is not quite vertical. I have tried to twist the dial slightly to the right but no joy. All the numbers appear to slope slightly to the left.

It's like looking at a picture on a wall that isn't level ... annoying !!
by TJS
Fri 09 Jun, 2006 19:52
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Just seen a beauty for sale!
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

Beaulieu Garage are also advertising a red Z1 with 24,000 km at £22,995.

Seems prices (well, asking prices) are going up !!
by TJS
Fri 09 Jun, 2006 19:42
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Car Covers
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

I have an indoor cover supplied by Specialised Car Covers.

It is tailored specifically for the Z1 and is a perfect fit. You have a choice of colours with a large BMW logo on the front.. Not cheap at £155 plus carraige and VAT but very good quality.

see www.carcoversuk.com
by TJS
Thu 13 Apr, 2006 12:39
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Battery
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Many thanks for the feedback. I have fitted a new battery plus changed the battery terminals to the lever action quick release type to assist in battery disconnection when the car in not being used (it's only covered 14k km from new so it's used to it !). The 60 seconds re-entering the radio code an...
by TJS
Tue 11 Apr, 2006 19:00
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Battery
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Battery

Seems it's time for a new battery. The car has been sitting in the garage under a dust cover with a battery conditioner attached. Problem is the battery fails to hold any charge for longer than 48 hrs. Not sure how old it is ... no markings/brand but certainly looks vintage so can't complain. A trip...
by TJS
Tue 11 Apr, 2006 18:41
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: WANTED: Wheel for Z1
Replies: 12
Views: 1677

I collected a replacement wheel centre cap from a dealer this morning and out of curiosity asked the price of a new wheel. £335 plus VAT each. but I was offerred a 10% discount. BMW UK have one in stock and total BMW AG stock is 51. I was under the impression they were unobtainable new, perhaps BMW ...
by TJS
Mon 12 Dec, 2005 20:16
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Misting instruments dials ?
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Frederic,

Thanks for the feedback, I was concerned that the moisture would condense and leave inaccessable water marks within the dials.

The panel lights were set to maximum which probably caused the problem.

TJS
by TJS
Mon 12 Dec, 2005 20:09
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Pics of my Z1
Replies: 6
Views: 1291

The best soft top cleaning, colour restoration and water proofing products I have come across are made by Renovo. They also make an excellent scratch removing product for the plastic rear window. An internet search will point you in the right direction regarding the UK distributor. Strongly recommen...
by TJS
Sun 11 Dec, 2005 18:14
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Misting instruments dials ?
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Misting instruments dials ?

Noticed the tacho and temp gauge began it mist up internally today. Is this usual in cold weather? Top down, heater on full blast and lights on due to the occasional patch of fog. I guess the outside temperature would have been about 10c The dials cleared within 10mins when the lights were switched ...
by TJS
Thu 24 Nov, 2005 23:28
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What looks best -- Alpina or Original
Replies: 31
Views: 6982

Sorry people, but as nice as the alpina wheels are I prefer the original FPS Kelsey Hayes

I seem to recall a number of German owners were exploring the possibility of replicating the OEM wheels in a 17 inch size. Not sure of the outcome.

TJS
by TJS
Mon 03 Oct, 2005 22:32
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Interior Light
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Both lights ??? Odd ... I only have an interior light on the right hand lower dash (which has given up the ghost in auto mode) and the map reading light on the rear bulkhead which is manually operated. Seems the auto on/off function is kaput on both doors so maybe it's the light itself. Certainly no...
by TJS
Sun 02 Oct, 2005 20:41
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Interior Light
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Interior Light

Anyone know where the door sensors for the automatic interior light is located ??

The interior light remains on when the switch is set to auto mode (fully up)

Off, (centre), and permanently on, (down), work fine.

TJS