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by TR4man
Wed 22 Oct, 2014 20:03
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hello from California
Replies: 9
Views: 1603

Re: Hello from California

I'd guess that leaking roofs and eeking out the last mpg are not too much of an issue in California, so you're more than welcome by me :)
by TR4man
Fri 17 Oct, 2014 13:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wet wet wet. Help!!!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 984

Re: Wet wet wet. Help!!!!!!!

Davejue1 wrote:
gookah wrote:
TR4man wrote:I don't know why, but my ears are burning....

Dont worry, a well aimed water leak will extinguish the fire.
Nice!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Even had me chuckling!
by TR4man
Thu 16 Oct, 2014 22:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wet wet wet. Help!!!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 984

Re: Wet wet wet. Help!!!!!!!

I don't know why, but my ears are burning....
by TR4man
Thu 16 Oct, 2014 09:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Flickering internal light
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Flickering internal light

Over the last couple of days my car's internal light (the one at the top of the windscreen) has started to flicker on and off whilst I have been driving. I thought that one of the door-open activation sensors must be sticking, but upon examination, I can't see any. I was expecting to see some form o...
by TR4man
Tue 14 Oct, 2014 20:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: First fill up
Replies: 46
Views: 6158

Re: First fill up

How much more talk about eeking out the last % MPG can a man take! :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :h...
by TR4man
Tue 14 Oct, 2014 10:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recommendation
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Recommendation

I'm not forcing anyone to use them.

If you want to do the job yourself, fine.

If you want someone else to do it, well then here's a recommendation
by TR4man
Tue 14 Oct, 2014 08:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recommendation
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Recommendation

Yesterday I had a set of rear Sachs shock absorbers fitted to be car by ABP Motorsport in Shavington near Crewe

All in £157.00

Highly recommend them if anyone is looking for a garage with an affinity for our cars

Www.abpmotorsport.co.uk

Usual disclaimers etc
by TR4man
Mon 13 Oct, 2014 12:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: cheap Z3M
Replies: 8
Views: 1339

Re: Wanted: Z3M Heavy Damaged

Breaker wrote:Still searching. Looking for cheap Z3M with good engine.
Aren't we all.
by TR4man
Sun 12 Oct, 2014 11:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - engine cover cap
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: Wanted - engine cover cap

Thank you - I've just bought it.
by TR4man
Sat 11 Oct, 2014 19:25
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: wet
Replies: 5
Views: 1540

Re: wet

Davejue1 wrote: because if you come on here complaining that the roofs leaking you'll make TR4man really cross
..and MPG is a banned topic too! :) :)
by TR4man
Sat 11 Oct, 2014 19:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - engine cover cap
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Wanted - engine cover cap

Does anyone have a spare engine cover cap they can sell me? Here's a picture of a pair of them, but I only need the one. I know it's not a big or expensive part, but my eyes are drawn to the vacant hole every time I open the bonnet. http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/pdykins/_12_zps1d284c7e.jpg ...
by TR4man
Sat 11 Oct, 2014 12:49
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: wet
Replies: 5
Views: 1540

Re: wet

Oh thank God

I thought you were going to say that your hood was leaking in the corner where it meets the windshield :lol:

Nice picture though
by TR4man
Sat 11 Oct, 2014 08:05
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Yet another from West Lancs (Ormskirk)
Replies: 14
Views: 2084

Re: Yet another from West Lancs (Ormskirk)

...actually, I've just noticed the date of Lancsbob's post...

Have you bought one yet?
by TR4man
Sat 11 Oct, 2014 08:02
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Yet another from West Lancs (Ormskirk)
Replies: 14
Views: 2084

Re: Yet another from West Lancs (Ormskirk)

Lancsbob Welcome to the forum You may (or may not!) have noticed my forum name. There's a reason for it http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/pdykins/TR4/DSCN1235_zps9874a4ce.jpg I've owned this beaut for nearly 17 years :D I'm sure that I recognise your 4A - have seen it a few years ago at Oulton ...
by TR4man
Fri 10 Oct, 2014 06:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Easy install parking sensor
Replies: 20
Views: 2458

Re: Easy install parking sensor

Mark

As I didn't install my car's reversing sensors, I can't advise you.

Are there not any instructions with the kit? The film in my previous post I found just by Googling "reversing sensors" and I'm sure if you do the same you'll find the answer.
by TR4man
Thu 09 Oct, 2014 19:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Easy install parking sensor
Replies: 20
Views: 2458

Re: Easy install parking sensor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szS4ZNGo8sI This is virtually identical, although this guy has the display fitted to his rear view mirror. The number in the centre is the metre (or part of a metre) that you are away from the obstruction. The number obviously reduces the closer you get to the obstruc...
by TR4man
Thu 09 Oct, 2014 19:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lights behind heater controls
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: Lights behind heater controls

DC wrote:from the side was best with my large size hands.
Funnily enough I noticed that my heater light isn't working either!

When entering from the side (does this sound a bit rude?) how do you undo those funny round screws that hold the side panel to the console?
by TR4man
Tue 07 Oct, 2014 22:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Terraclean findings
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: Terraclean findings

What on earth is "Terraclean"?
by TR4man
Mon 06 Oct, 2014 19:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Easy install parking sensor
Replies: 20
Views: 2458

Re: Easy install parking sensor

Tony I've measured the location of each sensor from the top of the bumper rather than position off the ground (as your car or my car may have differing ride heights). From the top of the bumper to the centre of each sensor is 14cm. (see below) http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/pdykins/c30c331a-...
by TR4man
Sun 05 Oct, 2014 19:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm query
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Alarm query

That is the same on my car.
by TR4man
Sat 04 Oct, 2014 21:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Easy install parking sensor
Replies: 20
Views: 2458

Re: Easy install parking sensor

Will do Tony, but it will be in a day or so.
by TR4man
Sat 04 Oct, 2014 11:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Easy install parking sensor
Replies: 20
Views: 2458

Re: Easy install parking sensor

I have reversing sensors fitted to my Zed with the bonus of having a display on the dash top (which shows where the obstacle is and how far away it is) There have been so many occasions when I've been thankful for the reversing sensors :oops: They were fitted by the previous owner, but are available...
by TR4man
Tue 30 Sep, 2014 12:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tank range
Replies: 41
Views: 4476

Re: Tank range

Cooper01

Would I be correct in assuming that there is not much to do in your part of Australia?

Regards :wink:
by TR4man
Mon 29 Sep, 2014 21:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tank range
Replies: 41
Views: 4476

Re: Tank range

after the 170 mile round trip to Santa Pod, I am a little embarrassed to post this https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3924/15370718386_fe8f0a7f92_o.jpg probably about 37mpg in the real world :head: sorry TR4man, I have let myself, and you, down. :oops: Shame on you Mr Gookah you have succumbed. You'll ...
by TR4man
Mon 29 Sep, 2014 12:35
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tyres - A post to accumulate members' experience
Replies: 50
Views: 10816

Re: Tyres - A post to accumulate members' experience

Right, as I've still not sold my coupe, I need a pair of front tyres. I am looking at Barum - £61 (as mentioned by a member above) Avon ZZ5 - £65 (had ZZ3 before were good) Falken 453 - £63 (had 912 and 452 before were fine) Kumho Ecsta Le Sport - £63 Vredestein - £70 Goodyear Eagle F1 - £74 Hankoo...
by TR4man
Sun 28 Sep, 2014 19:03
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Dakar Z3M Coupe near Nantwich
Replies: 0
Views: 271

Dakar Z3M Coupe near Nantwich

I was in my TR in a convoy of eight old Triumphs (Stags, a GT6 and my TR4) on the road to Church Minshall, near Nantwich at around 1.00pm this afternoon when your lovely coupé came the other way. Didn't get the registration I'm afraid as I was in a state of shock and pleasure :shock: So we all went ...
by TR4man
Sat 27 Sep, 2014 10:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recommendation
Replies: 0
Views: 362

Recommendation

Picked up my car this morning after having been in the bodyshop since Monday and I'm delighted with the standard of work. The colour match is perfect :) Rectification of stone chips on bonnet and front bumper, and a few "car park dings" on the doors Fit a new O/S front wing Paint from the front back...
by TR4man
Thu 25 Sep, 2014 21:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tank range
Replies: 41
Views: 4476

Re: Tank range

Oh God :roll:

Who'll be the first to state that one brand of petrol gives them +2% MPG and saves them 6 pence on every tankful?

..and if that same person then says "help, my roof is leaking above the driver's door" :head:
by TR4man
Thu 25 Sep, 2014 15:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tank range
Replies: 41
Views: 4476

Re: Tank range

Gookah - if you and I were to ever meet, I reckon we'd get on fine and dandy :)
by TR4man
Thu 25 Sep, 2014 14:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tank range
Replies: 41
Views: 4476

Re: Tank range

Pleeeeaaaase not another MPG topic Smartbear you should not be driving a sportscar as if you were auditioning for the remake of "Driving Miss Daisy" :) Anyone who gets more than 30 MPG should be ashamed of themselves and should immediately trade their Zed in for a nice sensible hybrid Hyundai or som...
by TR4man
Wed 24 Sep, 2014 10:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZ3
Replies: 15
Views: 1035

Re: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZ3

Davejue1 wrote:Mine comes off the road at the end of October and comes back out to play at the beginning of April. Can I ask how much I'd be paying for one of those? Never seen one before. :)

Cheers
Dave
About £380 new, occasionally they come up on EBay for less
by TR4man
Tue 23 Sep, 2014 22:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZ3
Replies: 15
Views: 1035

Re: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZ3

Heartily recommend Carcoons - I have one for my TR

But isn't it a bit early in the year?

Image
by TR4man
Mon 22 Sep, 2014 21:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: price for front bumper repaint
Replies: 37
Views: 4781

Re: price for front bumper repaint

Dropped my Zed of at the bodyshop this morning and due to collect it Friday afternoon. Rectification of stonechips on bonnet and front bumper Fit a new O/S front wing Paint from the front back to the B post in Oxford Green Metallic Power mop and polish the entire car including hard top Use of a cour...
by TR4man
Thu 18 Sep, 2014 22:02
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 2 Lancasters, 1 Spitfire and I Dam
Replies: 14
Views: 2047

Re: 2 Lancasters, 1 Spitfire and I Dam

freds dad wrote:I'll be going. Only 30 miles from home but need to sort out where to park.
That's the problem - it'll be packed

However it is a once in a lifetime opportunity
by TR4man
Thu 18 Sep, 2014 10:05
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Anyone know this S54 ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1833

Re: Anyone know this S54 ?

Renaud wrote: but do any of you know this car or have any experience of it
Yes, I know it well.

It features regularly in my dreams :)
by TR4man
Wed 17 Sep, 2014 20:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 purchase. Pros & Cons?
Replies: 16
Views: 2560

Re: Z3 purchase. Pros & Cons?

by TR4man
Wed 17 Sep, 2014 14:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recommendation for body panel?
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: Recommendation for body panel?

I eventually bought one of these.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171446360133? ... EBIDX%3AIT

New old stock still with the BMW parts label :)

Bought it one day, delivered the next. Highly recommended :thumb:

Car goes into the bodyshop on Monday...
by TR4man
Wed 17 Sep, 2014 07:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale- soon to be featured on TV
Replies: 24
Views: 4436

Re: Red Z1 for sale- soon to be featured on TV

I should point out that this info was given to me by by son when I told him I was bored in my hotel room.

Haven't tried it yet myself though but it's got to be worth a go.
by TR4man
Tue 16 Sep, 2014 19:53
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale- soon to be featured on TV
Replies: 24
Views: 4436

Re: Red Z1 for sale- soon to be featured on TV

For those of you without Discovery, you should be able to watch it online after it has aired in the UK. On the 30th Sept, type into Google something like "watch wheeler dealers BMW Z1" You'll get a choice of websites to choose from. Not the same as watching on your plasma TV, but saves you waiting e...
by TR4man
Mon 15 Sep, 2014 17:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: High milage?
Replies: 14
Views: 1374

Re: High milage?

by TR4man
Mon 15 Sep, 2014 16:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Watch This Space...
Replies: 21
Views: 3187

Re: Watch This Space...

Can we stop watching yet?

It's making my eyes hurt and I'm late for work...
by TR4man
Mon 15 Sep, 2014 16:11
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Welsh Cruise
Replies: 9
Views: 1710

Re: Welsh Cruise

Great Day out, weather was kind and good to meet old and new faces, thanks to everyone for turning up and making it a great event: Fifteen Cars Turned Up :) Time for a coffee near Betwys y coed http://i757.photobucket.com/albums/xx211/JAJones104/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-09/99EFA7A5-DB29-4EF1-80C2-8678...
by TR4man
Mon 15 Sep, 2014 10:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Photos
Replies: 11
Views: 1054

Re: Photos

Perhaps it is my old eyes, but it looks like a dark blue car in the first pictures and black in the subsequent ones.

Did you respray it in between? :)
by TR4man
Sun 14 Sep, 2014 11:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: High milage?
Replies: 14
Views: 1374

Re: High milage?

....and can I make it clear, I am not belittling the Z3. I love my little car as much as anyone else on here. So much so that I'm about to spend 50% of its value on bodywork repairs, refurbishing the alloy wheels and having the leather upholstery professionally refurbished. Having used my car for ju...
by TR4man
Sun 14 Sep, 2014 10:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: High milage?
Replies: 14
Views: 1374

Re: High milage?

By the best car that you can afford for the littlest money you can spend. Don't get het up about the mileage, these are low value, volume cars, most of which will not have been serviced and maintained well throughout their lives. Look for evidence of maintenance from a sympathetic owner, if you find...
by TR4man
Sat 13 Sep, 2014 12:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recommendation for body panel?
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Recommendation for body panel?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3-1996-2002-Front-Wing-R-H/121402740949?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140122125356%26meid%3D1eb127006a024e2b8771e0ca621b54bc%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D20140122125356%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D171446360133&rt=nc H...
by TR4man
Sat 13 Sep, 2014 12:06
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Has the world gone mad? M Coupe for sale £30k
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Re: Has the world gone mad? M Coupe for sale £30k

I've seen them go for more that £30k, the most I seen asked is £45k for a very low mileage, late model. I have always lusted after a Z3M Coupe but now they are way, way out of my league. Note - yes, I do mean "lusted" - I think if ever I was to own one, I wouldn't bother cleaning it with a bucket an...
by TR4man
Mon 08 Sep, 2014 16:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seatbelt retraction - slow
Replies: 11
Views: 1715

Re: Seatbelt retraction - slow

Mine does that too, so I'll be interested in any solution as well
by TR4man
Sun 07 Sep, 2014 14:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: First fill up
Replies: 46
Views: 6158

Re: First fill up

Right that does it. I'm on my way oop north :) Lol! Seya soon! :) I was just about to leave then I thought it would be prudent to calculate my projected MPG. If I use the "fill it to the brim" method I'll get 31.7 mpg. If I were to go by my sat-nav I'd only get 29.8 mpg. However, by car's on board ...
by TR4man
Sun 07 Sep, 2014 10:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: First fill up
Replies: 46
Views: 6158

Re: First fill up

Right that does it.

I'm on my way oop north :)