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by Koolflyer
Tue 05 May, 2015 12:41
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Start up "whirring"
Replies: 14
Views: 1641

Re: Start up "whirring"

Hi Goose Question is, does your car have a secondary air pump? Black circular unit front left of engine as you look at it, attached to a much smaller circular metal unit. Some do and some don't (added for the American market but not required this side of the pond). If it doesn't I'd suggest the visc...
by Koolflyer
Mon 04 May, 2015 09:08
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Duxford Spring Car Show 03/05/15
Replies: 91
Views: 14159

Re: Duxford Spring Car Show 03/05/15

Nothing planned Dave as yet, I'm arranging a lot of things at the airport this year....its our 50th Birthday at EMA. I do have an idea though but can't commit myself and don't want to let you old boys down. BTW glad I didn't get up too early yesterday as that was 27 hours ago and only going to me pi...
by Koolflyer
Sun 03 May, 2015 23:26
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Duxford Spring Car Show 03/05/15
Replies: 91
Views: 14159

Re: Duxford Spring Car Show 03/05/15

Nice afternoon at Duxford, nice cars and good to see you guys again :wave
by Koolflyer
Sat 02 May, 2015 22:14
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Cruise to Duxford spring meet 03/05/2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4392

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

RockyDave and I will be coming together in his car tomorrow, as I said in my PM I've still gotta work nights tomorrow and a 6.15 start for me (7.30 at Melton) is just too early for a night shift at the airport. Don't wait for us in Melton, and we'll be down at Dux about 11-12. Still gives us 5 hours...
by Koolflyer
Tue 28 Apr, 2015 23:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Surplus 2.8 exhaust
Replies: 0
Views: 354

Surplus 2.8 exhaust

I've just had a s/steel Cat back exhaust put onto my 2.8. I saved the original old OEM system as although it has done 126k it does not blow. Just thought it a shame to let it get skipped, when it could help someone here on the forum out of a problem. A sleeve has been welded to one end of the cut pi...
by Koolflyer
Tue 28 Apr, 2015 17:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 224599

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

S/Steel Cat back exhaust plus pair of Meyle control arms for the front end.......but don't mention it to her indoors!! :wink:
by Koolflyer
Fri 17 Apr, 2015 07:08
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Whoopsie... I'm supposed to be selling her!
Replies: 2
Views: 996

Re: Whoopsie... I'm supposed to be selling her!

Hi David, am I right that yours is a twin cat with the two pipes running parallel into the rear box? They do vary, as my 1997 2.8 has a single cat with one pipe leading to a mid box then onto the rear box. Matter of interest what diameter tale pipes did you decide on. To fit the aperture nicely we r...
by Koolflyer
Wed 15 Apr, 2015 23:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Thyssen Krupp Exhaust any good ?
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Re: Thyssen Krupp Exhaust any good ?

Hi, on Monday 27th I'm having a new s/steel cat back exhaust put onto my 2.8. The exhaust is sound but it has done 126k and I've decided to bite the bullet as I intend keeping the car. If you want the old one you can have it but you'll need to collect it from the fitters in Nuneaton. If anyone else ...
by Koolflyer
Sun 12 Apr, 2015 19:56
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: a fine pair
Replies: 1
Views: 1207

Re: a fine pair

..............can't beat a fine pair! :lol:

Sorry, couldn't resist :nono
by Koolflyer
Sun 12 Apr, 2015 18:20
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Duxford Spring Car Show 03/05/15
Replies: 91
Views: 14159

Re: Duxford Spring Car Show 03/05/15

Brilliant mate! I'll add you and Rocky Dave to the list. Times are on the other thread. :)
Brian...RockyDave coming as well

Thanks
Pete
by Koolflyer
Wed 08 Apr, 2015 21:09
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Duxford Spring Car Show 03/05/15
Replies: 91
Views: 14159

Re: Duxford Spring Car Show 03/05/15

As for Pete (Koolflyer) he's on nights but said he was going to see if he could pull a swift one! If he does I'm sure you two could meet us together somewhere. :) Swift one pulled..... and I've got the Saturday night shift off (but on standby), which means....I'm good to go, also RockyDave is back ...
by Koolflyer
Wed 08 Apr, 2015 07:27
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Rear Exhaust Anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 878

Re: Rear Exhaust Anyone?

Anyone have an original rear Exhaust for sale, PM please.

thanks
I assume you want it for a Z1? I will soon have an old secondhand one off my Z3 2.8 if any use?
by Koolflyer
Wed 08 Apr, 2015 00:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Quorn evening classic car show
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Re: Quorn evening classic car show

Really good turn out of super cars, first meet of the year and super weather. Where as last Autumn they were pleased to see the Zeds, this time as they were expecting so many cars, they couldn't class us as Classics, so had to park with the 'white goods cars!! :bawl: Can't blame them because there w...
by Koolflyer
Tue 07 Apr, 2015 08:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Quorn evening classic car show
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Quorn evening classic car show

Technically for 'classic' cars, but Rocky Dave and I went over last Autumn and our two Zeds were welcomed into their paddock. So we are going this evening as its the first meet of the year. Not a big event, but there are some nice motors....and the beer is good! Tuesday 7th April 2015 (and first Tue...
by Koolflyer
Mon 06 Apr, 2015 18:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insurance - result :-)
Replies: 25
Views: 2465

Re: Insurance - result :-)

Staying with Admiral Multi car. Z3 2.8, Legal Protection, 2 yrs NCB (as its my second car), Call Assist, Full UK breakdown & homestart (National Plus cover), Full comp, Strut brace friendly, £275.85. They also allowed me to add my 19 year old son when we drove to France last year and Belgium this ye...
by Koolflyer
Sat 04 Apr, 2015 14:07
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New Z3 owner (MGB Convert!)
Replies: 14
Views: 2918

Re: New Z3 owner (MGB Convert!)

Hi James

The happy look on your lads face says it all.......worth every penny!

Reference the door mirrors, easy job with a little caution as described in this additional old link: http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... =5&t=39815

Enjoy the new toy!

Pete 8-)
by Koolflyer
Fri 03 Apr, 2015 21:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Time to insure again
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: Time to insure again

Thanks for that John, that would tie up then........sounds they know what they are talking about then....cheers Pete
by Koolflyer
Fri 03 Apr, 2015 20:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Time to insure again
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: Time to insure again

Indeed, time to insure....but who will insure you? It seems that when you admit to adding a strut brace a lot of the insurance companies raise their eyebrows and say no! One lady seemed convinced that I would produce more power!....wow, wonder who's strut brace that was?? When one tries explain that...
by Koolflyer
Wed 25 Mar, 2015 03:34
Forum: Performance
Topic: New Exhaust for the Zed
Replies: 35
Views: 7559

Re: New Exhaust for the Zed

Bump Lots of Zeds coming out of hibernation and lots of tinkering planned I would imagine? S/steel Cat back on the cards. Anyone one used Custom Chrome in Nuneaton? It's easy for me to get to but more to the point the guys seem very knowledgeable and helpful. £550 for my 2.8, but this seems to be th...
by Koolflyer
Wed 18 Mar, 2015 18:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson suspended
Replies: 53
Views: 3680

Re: Jeremy Clarkson suspended

Oh for God's sake this is getting tedious and I'm falling asleep!........anybody want to talk about Z3's instead? :head: :lol:
by Koolflyer
Wed 11 Mar, 2015 08:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson suspended
Replies: 53
Views: 3680

Re: Jeremy Clarkson suspended

It's a sad indictment of our country, and I have a sneaky suspicion that SB's comments are probably shared by the majority on here, worryingly our 'glorious leaders' don't seem to listen! As for JC, whether you like or loathe him it was probably only a matter of time when the lefty PC 'ponse' brigad...
by Koolflyer
Mon 09 Mar, 2015 18:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 224599

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Replaced the original OEM BMW bonnet badge with a new OEM badge, a simple cheap job but makes all the difference! :) http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r654/koolflyer/th_Z3%20Badge_zps4kdxzxqf.jpg http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r654/koolflyer/th_Z3%20Badge1_zpsjir6hd3q.jpg http://i1360.photobu...
by Koolflyer
Sun 01 Mar, 2015 15:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: More Government Obstructiveness
Replies: 30
Views: 3123

Re: More Government Obstructiveness

I just opted to pay the £126.50 on my Debit Card and be done with, but of course need to remember when to renew it by. By D/Debit I believe you don't run that risk....maybe I'll try that sometime.
Bucks ride sounds good but I'm supposed to be opening up the VC10.......ummm :roll:
by Koolflyer
Sun 01 Mar, 2015 12:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: More Government Obstructiveness
Replies: 30
Views: 3123

Re: More Government Obstructiveness

I just taxed my wife's SORNed Zed today, online, on my sofa, with a sausage sandwich and a cup of tea in my hand Just UnSORNed my 2.8 online (with a little guidance from Dave :wink: ) after it awoke from it's winter sleep. I too was at the brekky bar with a couple of hot cross buns and coffee. With...
by Koolflyer
Sun 01 Mar, 2015 11:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: More Government Obstructiveness
Replies: 30
Views: 3123

Re: More Government Obstructiveness

I feel the start of another rant looming!!
G o G
Oh dear Adrian, join the club! I have a sneaking feeling there might be a fair share of 'G o G's' on our beloved Z website, so don't think too badly of yourself about it! :D

See you soon
Pete
by Koolflyer
Tue 24 Feb, 2015 23:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW Z3 race car
Replies: 25
Views: 2878

Re: BMW Z3 race car

Matter of interest. what make of control arms did you buy...OEM, Meyle ??
by Koolflyer
Fri 20 Feb, 2015 20:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wow...how low can you go!
Replies: 16
Views: 1505

Re: Wow...how low can you go!

Interesting to see what floats the boat for some, but not for me tho :wink:
by Koolflyer
Sun 15 Feb, 2015 17:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spa Classic
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: Spa Classic

Spa Classic is still for enthusiasts rather than the sponsors
Shame your not going......but looking forward to mixing with the enthusiasts and what have to offer.
by Koolflyer
Sun 15 Feb, 2015 17:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wow...how low can you go!
Replies: 16
Views: 1505

Wow...how low can you go!

by Koolflyer
Sun 15 Feb, 2015 12:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spa Classic
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Spa Classic

This year taking Zed's over to the Spa Classic 23-24 May. Driving over on Friday 22 May and back on Monday 25 May, anyone else heading that way? :drive
by Koolflyer
Sun 15 Feb, 2015 09:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Topaz blue panels (from 3.0 facelift)
Replies: 10
Views: 1065

Re: Topaz blue panels (from 3.0 facelift)

Couldn't you guys meet part way? Just a thought :idea:
by Koolflyer
Fri 06 Feb, 2015 21:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 19
Views: 996

Re: Is it just me?

Is it just me making a fool of myself, or do you guys flash your lights/wave at other Z3 drivers? I've had a couple of funny looks, but no friendly reply, yet.. Not just you Boosh, I wave, flash my lights, hoot my horn and stare, but all I get is a dirty look!! What's the matter with these folk! :w...
by Koolflyer
Fri 06 Feb, 2015 18:44
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Davejue1 somewhat older and wiser today
Replies: 37
Views: 2081

Re: Davejue1 somewhat older and wiser today

Book a days holiday Pete. You know you can't miss Duxford, it's in your blood! :D Aviation fuel is, and it gives my 2.8 an extra 20,000 lbs of butt clenching thrust!! :-D Thinking meeting up Castleton area on to Snake pass taking in the Cat and fiddle then making way back into Derbyshire, Bakewell,...
by Koolflyer
Thu 05 Feb, 2015 23:50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Davejue1 somewhat older and wiser today
Replies: 37
Views: 2081

Re: Davejue1 somewhat older and wiser today

Night shift perhaps?......Zzzzz
by Koolflyer
Thu 05 Feb, 2015 18:31
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Davejue1 somewhat older and wiser today
Replies: 37
Views: 2081

Re: Davejue1 somewhat older and wiser today

On nights :bawl: .......unless I can work a fiddle :devil:
by Koolflyer
Thu 05 Feb, 2015 18:21
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: off topic - mountain bikers
Replies: 9
Views: 12145

Re: off topic - mountain bikers

Myself and Rocky Dave been keen 'MTB'ers' (esp RD) for many years, trails, long distance(200+ miles) with all our gear plus also 'Roadies', full carbon. As far as MTB, Dave has a Rock Mountain full sus, which has given him years of service. I started at the bottom with a Carrera Kraken hard tail whi...
by Koolflyer
Thu 05 Feb, 2015 08:54
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Davejue1 somewhat older and wiser today
Replies: 37
Views: 2081

Re: Davejue1 somewhat older and wiser today

HB old chap, those numbers seem a long time ago! :?
by Koolflyer
Mon 26 Jan, 2015 08:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hello - newbie!
Replies: 12
Views: 1040

Re: Hello - newbie!

This is a great site, lots of technical information and advice. Great people with some lovely cars who very regularly get together at meets. All of this will make owning one of these super little cars all the more pleasurable. Photos?
by Koolflyer
Thu 22 Jan, 2015 23:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 blue leather seats on eBay
Replies: 9
Views: 1453

Re: Z3 blue leather seats on eBay

...lovely! :roll:
by Koolflyer
Thu 22 Jan, 2015 04:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Rare widebody bonnet?
Replies: 12
Views: 1498

Re: Rare widebody bonnet?

Not so wide with that dent in it! :D
by Koolflyer
Tue 20 Jan, 2015 23:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Some SORN Porn…..
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Re: Some SORN Porn…..

Yeah my CTEK5 and new Hamilton 5 layer cover doing their jobs..
roll on Spring :wink:

:shock: ...........that airbag light isn't permanently on is it?
by Koolflyer
Tue 20 Jan, 2015 20:36
Forum: Performance
Topic: New Exhaust for the Zed
Replies: 35
Views: 7559

Re: New Exhaust for the Zed

3) Quiet/OE. I went for the latter and it was still louder than the OE but not unpleasant with a low, deep growl at idle and a nice noise at full throttle. It is definitely not boy racer - not something I want at my age. You can pick your exact choice for tailpipe trims - on yours I guess you would...
by Koolflyer
Tue 20 Jan, 2015 13:50
Forum: Performance
Topic: New Exhaust for the Zed
Replies: 35
Views: 7559

Re: New Exhaust for the Zed

Ok thanks for the responses so far. The following quotes are for a 1997 2.8 (M52), aft of the cat (Cat back) keeping to near as OEM exhaust as possible. Powerflow use Mr Tyres at various locations, this one being Leicester....£360-400 Roar Power Birmingham....£599 Longlife Northampton....£650-699 (O...
by Koolflyer
Sun 18 Jan, 2015 20:13
Forum: Performance
Topic: New Exhaust for the Zed
Replies: 35
Views: 7559

Re: New Exhaust for the Zed

Thanks for the reply Del, as I said previously, I too am not in the market for a really loud racing exhaust sound. My wife quite enjoys coming out for a spin in the nice weather and in fact we are going for a nice relaxing tearoom 'jaunt' around the Lakes later in summer, so I don't want to put her ...
by Koolflyer
Sat 17 Jan, 2015 09:56
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Pics from winter work on my M Roadster
Replies: 50
Views: 9986

Re: Pics from winter work on my M Roadster

I must have missed this post, so glad its been brought to the front again. Nice to have a good workshop and tools to get stuck in......and a very understanding wife! A fantastic effect and beautiful looking motor, definitely a source of inspiration for when it gets a bit warmer :bow
by Koolflyer
Sat 17 Jan, 2015 00:15
Forum: Performance
Topic: New Exhaust for the Zed
Replies: 35
Views: 7559

Re: New Exhaust for the Zed

............still no new exhausts?? Looking for your thoughts and experiences plus cost? Thanks
by Koolflyer
Sun 11 Jan, 2015 13:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2001 Z3 2.2 Sport Roadster for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 2455

2001 Z3 2.2 Sport Roadster for sale

Check this out and put your hands deep into your pocket! http://www.ebay.com/itm/351270051984 RockyDave spotted this nice motor but although it appears to have all the paperwork and stamps, is only 29k after 12+ really a good thing? It has been said on here on a number of occasions that on a car wit...
by Koolflyer
Thu 08 Jan, 2015 05:30
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: trip to the sea side
Replies: 19
Views: 3033

Re: trip to the sea side

Good point Dave! :D
by Koolflyer
Wed 07 Jan, 2015 07:35
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: trip to the sea side
Replies: 19
Views: 3033

Re: trip to the sea side

Cleethorpes...... I could go and see the mother in law!! :puzzle:
by Koolflyer
Tue 06 Jan, 2015 22:18
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Trackday List 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 3291

Re: BMWCCGB Trackday List 2015

I met Brian and his Dakar machine at Donny Park last year just to watch from the pits. Even though I didn't enter my car, I had a brilliant day watching the guys pounding the circuit and can confirm its well worth getting yourself to one of these days. I'll be there on the 21st September after I've ...