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by Racing Tortoise
Wed 15 Jun, 2011 15:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour 2011
Replies: 211
Views: 20820

Don't you need a disc or something as well? I fear it is something I will have to live without.
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 15 Jun, 2011 15:14
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour 2011
Replies: 211
Views: 20820

If you have a TomTom, you will need to copy the .ITN files into the /itn directory on the TomTom and then go into Itinerary Planning and Load the relevant Route. I wouldn't have the first clue how to do that. My TomTom has assuredly never been anywhere near a computer and, so far as I am aware, I d...
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 15 Jun, 2011 12:23
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Did anybody here get this bargin?
Replies: 34
Views: 3290

apollo wrote:I posted so that all the Z1 community would have a chance.
You're a nicer man than me!
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 15 Jun, 2011 10:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Did anybody here get this bargin?
Replies: 34
Views: 3290

Indeed. Although, if it was me and I wanted them, I wouldn't be drawing attention to them on the one place where there might be a number of other people interested! Or at least not until I'd bagged them for a decent price!

Are the centre caps hard to get hold of?
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 14 Jun, 2011 18:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: The return of the tortoise
Replies: 23
Views: 1670

Geoff H wrote:
felix wrote:to all critics: wind your neck in!
As you can see all the critics are Z3 owners
I'd drill holes in a Z3 too, if that's any consolation.
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 13 Jun, 2011 20:03
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: The return of the tortoise
Replies: 23
Views: 1670

Mascots are like marmite. You either like them or you don't. In my family, most of us have them and my sister gave me this one. Anyway, it's nothing new. I had it on the last Z1, which got written off last year, so it was just the last piece in the jigsaw of its replacement. And, since I don't ever ...
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 13 Jun, 2011 15:48
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: The return of the tortoise
Replies: 23
Views: 1670

The return of the tortoise

Yes, indeed, finally today...after 11 months and in time for the meet...I managed to muster up the courage to take an electric drill to the bonnet and get the mascot back in its rightful place. I blame most of the delay in not being able to locate the charger for my cordless drill for ages...but act...
by Racing Tortoise
Fri 10 Jun, 2011 17:46
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: cracked panel | fix it or change it ?
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Lord Taki wrote:Believe it or not but I'm... afraid of wine. :oops:
I can't drink it, I can't touch a bottle, it is one of the most repulsive thing to me.
Admit it...you aren't actually French...
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 06 Jun, 2011 10:12
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Carbonfiber sidepanels for the Z1
Replies: 40
Views: 4735

And what does that cost!?!
by Racing Tortoise
Sun 05 Jun, 2011 11:34
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Less windy I hope!
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

I posted that originally in October 2009....when the green car was still mine and not Bindy's....
by Racing Tortoise
Fri 03 Jun, 2011 11:44
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Less windy I hope!
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Think mine might be a Classic Additions effort - ordered it on a stand at the Goodwood Revival. It definitely reduces buffeting with the roof down and doors up to a noticeable degree. Obviously it doesn't do brilliant things for rear visibility but nothing that's ever bothered me. Plus if you pull t...
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 24 May, 2011 10:27
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Best carfinder website in the UK
Replies: 15
Views: 3033

Quite. Nine of them currently on Pistonheads: http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/list.asp?s=397 Also try: http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/ http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/ Two expensive red ones for sale here: http://www.hexagonclassics.com/car-sales/BMW.html One magic violet one for sale here: htt...
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 23 May, 2011 09:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour 2011
Replies: 211
Views: 20820

Oh - I am getting nostalgic!
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 18 May, 2011 12:22
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Approved Used Z1s
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

by Racing Tortoise
Sun 15 May, 2011 23:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Vehicle condition form Z1 ( insurance )
Replies: 1
Views: 530

I got an agreed value insurance pay-out of £18k on the green Z1 last year, and that had 65k miles on the clock.

Given my current one has just 35k miles on the clock, I went for £20k agreed value on it. I paid £17k for it in July last year.

Hope that helps.
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 12 May, 2011 22:59
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour 2011
Replies: 211
Views: 20820

Gosh - will be a real nostalgia trip then!
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 12 May, 2011 22:39
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour 2011
Replies: 211
Views: 20820

Indeed - should be fun. What colour have you gone for?!
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 12 May, 2011 18:26
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What automotive delight could tempt you...
Replies: 55
Views: 7592

On a regular basis no doubt! My day was just considerably improved by the discovery that the car is fitted with a Tubi exhaust system... http://www.scuderiasystems.com/prod-tubi-bmw-e60m5.html £2,400 + VAT + fitting apparently, and adds a wholly unnecessary extra 23bhp! Listen to the video clips - e...
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 09 May, 2011 17:43
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Poor Z1 out in the rain! Ahh
Replies: 2
Views: 664

My Z1 had to endure a very rainy night parked on Walton St on Saturday after I found I couldn't get through dinner without several drinks and therefore was unable to drive it home and put it away in the garage. Rain + ungodly quantities of London tree pollen = car in dire need of a clean again. But ...
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 09 May, 2011 17:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What automotive delight could tempt you...
Replies: 55
Views: 7592

I tried an E92 M3. It didn't do a whole heap for me, weirdly. I actually preferred both the 1M and the 135i to it.

M5 is on another level though. Stupid amounts of power and it sounds epic. Definite shades of Lamborghini.
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 09 May, 2011 16:02
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What automotive delight could tempt you...
Replies: 55
Views: 7592

Cheers. Yes, I think I won't be checking my fuel consumption figures compared to the 330d...
by Racing Tortoise
Sun 08 May, 2011 11:37
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What automotive delight could tempt you...
Replies: 55
Views: 7592

Cost me £28,990 for an Approved Used 07/07 with 30k on the clock. Interlagos Blue with Extended Black Merino interior, walnut dash, decent FG and an epic sports exhaust system. http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b40/RacingTeatray/m5-2.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b40/RacingTeatray/m5-1.jpg
by Racing Tortoise
Sat 07 May, 2011 19:57
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What automotive delight could tempt you...
Replies: 55
Views: 7592

Quite the list.

Well, the risk of parting with my Z1 has passed for now. I bought an E60 M5 today to go with the Z1.
by Racing Tortoise
Fri 06 May, 2011 11:21
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What automotive delight could tempt you...
Replies: 55
Views: 7592

Re: Old cars

benslick wrote: Would like to keep the Z1 for life!
After what you've spent on it, so would I!
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 04 May, 2011 11:14
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What automotive delight could tempt you...
Replies: 55
Views: 7592

As petrolheads, we all had our hot hatch phase I guess. As can be seen, mine involved a slight obsession with Mk2 Golfs... During my driving career, my daily drivers have been: 1996-1998: M-reg Rover 115SD 1998-2000: J-reg Golf Mk2 1.8 GL 2000-2001: K-reg VW Golf Mk3 2.0 GTI 2001-2002: J-reg VW Golf...
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 04 May, 2011 10:44
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: 20 years old - classic or cherished
Replies: 13
Views: 1911

It's not just WBAC that take the michael.

I just sold my 330d for a not inconsiderable £3,100 more than Vines of Guildford offered me in part-ex!

Moreover it sold within five days of going on Autotrader so I obviously got the pricing spot-on.
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 20 Apr, 2011 18:19
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What automotive delight could tempt you...
Replies: 55
Views: 7592

The Z1 hasn't fallen out of favour. It's just quite an expensive indulgence RT, I must admit if I had to take my car to a specialist or BMW every time it needed something doing to it I probably would not own one! That’s why I do nearly all the work on my Z1 myself, even though the major parts are n...
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 20 Apr, 2011 14:08
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What automotive delight could tempt you...
Replies: 55
Views: 7592

The Z1 hasn't fallen out of favour. It's just quite an expensive indulgence and sometimes a change is nice. And it's occurred to me that I could treat myself to a decent V8 Vantage which is a car I've liked from the moment I saw it, whereas sundry DB9s and DBSs, and most other expensive sportscars d...
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 20 Apr, 2011 09:48
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What automotive delight could tempt you...
Replies: 55
Views: 7592

Hmm. I am being sorely tempted. Tempted to switch from two cars to just one car having just sold my normal car which means I am sitting here with £28k and a Z1 and wondering whether.... The downside, this is not any old everyday car, a Vantage means higher mileage, faster depreciation, more frequen...
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 19 Apr, 2011 10:08
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What automotive delight could tempt you...
Replies: 55
Views: 7592

Hmm. I am being sorely tempted.

Tempted to switch from two cars to just one car having just sold my normal car which means I am sitting here with £28k and a Z1 and wondering whether....
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 18 Apr, 2011 12:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What automotive delight could tempt you...
Replies: 55
Views: 7592

What automotive delight could tempt you...

...to part with your Z1?

Not much in my case, but I am being sorely tempted by an Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Decent ones are £40k now....
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 18 Apr, 2011 12:02
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: OEM parts or not - radiator?
Replies: 8
Views: 1326

Well. It wasn't that pipe alone....and it wasn't the radiator.... It was the water pump! Had to leave the Z1 up in Suffolk two w/ends ago because the leak came back worse than ever and it was starting to run slightly warmer than usual (never seen this or the last Z1 do that before). Garage got back ...
by Racing Tortoise
Fri 15 Apr, 2011 14:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Approved Used Z1s
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Possibly although Z1s are only really big money to fix if the bodywork is ratty. I like the idea of still being able to buy a one-owner, low-mileage approved used Z1 but: (i) use will gradually erode the value as the mileage increases and you'll need to garage it to maintain the condition; and (ii) ...
by Racing Tortoise
Fri 15 Apr, 2011 11:25
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Approved Used Z1s
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Approved Used Z1s

Somewhat surprised to discover two Z1s (at the same London dealer) currently being offered under BMW's Approved Used Scheme! This one has just 8,900 miles recorded and is one of the few cars I've ever seen where the nubuck still looks dark grey: http://www.bmw.co.uk/bmwuk/bmwauc/details/0,,1156___as...
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 11 Apr, 2011 16:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Wheel centre roundels (with gratuitous pics!)?
Replies: 14
Views: 1570

Thanks. Sadly one of the rears has some light kerbing on the outer edge! :evil: I had a major spring-cleaning effort on Saturday - cracked open the Swissvax kit and gave it a thorough polish and wax. Looking great (only annoyed that I forgot to clip the hood cover down properly before taking the pic...
by Racing Tortoise
Sun 10 Apr, 2011 20:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Wheel centre roundels (with gratuitous pics!)?
Replies: 14
Views: 1570

And to prove how nice they now look:

Image

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by Racing Tortoise
Thu 07 Apr, 2011 00:08
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: 20 years old - classic or cherished
Replies: 13
Views: 1911

I have a classic policy and pay a smidge over £400 a year with mileage limited to 2,000 per year (mileage might sound low but I've only done 1,000 miles since the current policy started in July 2010 so is about right). That's high compared to Ben's, but then I do live in central London (albeit that ...
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 05 Apr, 2011 19:13
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Was this nearly a Z1 successor?
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Do we think it was Bangle "wot did it"!?
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 05 Apr, 2011 15:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Was this nearly a Z1 successor?
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Was this nearly a Z1 successor?

See here: http://www.themotor.net/index.php?option=com_kunena&Itemid=2&func=view&catid=7&id=32857#32954 Looks like BMW's skunk works tried out on fitting the Z1 chassis with another body with conventional doors but fugly styling! All be glad it never came to pass! http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog...
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 04 Apr, 2011 18:07
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Ebay Z1 exhaust
Replies: 21
Views: 2388

Judging from what others have done, the broader the exit bore, the more exhaust note you get. My old car made a fantastic din (talk about writing cheques the engine couldn't cash...) and my current BTB-equipped car is very demure by comparison. Vertical scratches on doors sound suspect. Horizontal s...
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 04 Apr, 2011 13:54
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Ebay Z1 exhaust
Replies: 21
Views: 2388

As can be evinced from the above post I made, my Z1 has the BTB exhaust fitted. It looks nice but really is a trifle too muted for my tastes. Why that should be so becomes entirely clear when you peer inside those beefy-looking tailpipes and realise they are just shells and contain weedy little peas...
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 04 Apr, 2011 13:48
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Wheel centre roundels (with gratuitous pics!)?
Replies: 14
Views: 1570

All done and dusted. Looks heaps better.

Didn't realise they were essentially heavy-duty stickers, rather than enamel badges!
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 04 Apr, 2011 10:05
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Ebay Z1 exhaust
Replies: 21
Views: 2388

Erk! They're using a picture of my car! The black one with the numberplate "XAZ". That was the old numberplate which it had when I bought it.
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 30 Mar, 2011 13:43
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Wheel centre roundels (with gratuitous pics!)?
Replies: 14
Views: 1570

Thanks. All ordered and will be in for Friday so there's one Saturday task already organised!
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 29 Mar, 2011 23:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Wheel centre roundels (with gratuitous pics!)?
Replies: 14
Views: 1570

Thanks!

I've got a range of screwdrivers and a bottle of meths, and I even found a working hairdryer in a long-undisturbed box when clearing out my storage room last weekend. So I should be fully prepped!
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 29 Mar, 2011 14:25
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Wheel centre roundels (with gratuitous pics!)?
Replies: 14
Views: 1570

Wheel centre roundels (with gratuitous pics!)?

Anyone know the correct part number for the BMW roundels that fit in the centre caps for the OE alloys? Mine have started to flake and look yellowy, so would like a new set. Of course it might be that they are a generic "one-size-fits-all" part but rather than tax Park Lane's parts department unduly...
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 29 Mar, 2011 14:22
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Best Use Of Z1 Wheels!
Replies: 9
Views: 1377

I actually have two sets of the OE wheels but one has winter rubber on them so not minded to sell.

Have yet to see a Z1 on after-market wheels I actively prefer to the originals.
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 28 Mar, 2011 16:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Chocolate
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Not sure about that M3. My father has an Audi S5 Sportback in a dark metallic brown (an Audi Exclusive shade apparently) and it looks very smart but he was not best pleased when I inevitably nicknamed it the "Flying Turd"...
by Racing Tortoise
Sat 26 Mar, 2011 19:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Best Use Of Z1 Wheels!
Replies: 9
Views: 1377

They do look good on that!
by Racing Tortoise
Sat 26 Mar, 2011 19:32
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Seatbelt problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1337

Cheers Jet, all fixed! Turns out the seatbelt receiver can be removed from the seatbase and replaced without removing the seat from the car. It's a bit fiddly and the bolt was so tightly torqued that I could only loosen it by physically standing on the spanner, but it's do-able. Took all of 40 mins,...