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by Pat Slade
Thu 25 Aug, 2011 18:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Price of parts!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1714

So we have "BMW Classic" upping all the "Mobile Tradition" parts prices but it goes further than that. I think there is some BMW UK price rip off at work as well. Just bought a new coolant expansion tank for my R53 Mini CS. UK BMW dealer price £41.71 ex vat. USA Real OEM price $34.35 ex tax. Somebod...
by Pat Slade
Tue 09 Aug, 2011 11:08
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: New battery
Replies: 4
Views: 722

No! I bought a Halfords battery some years ago and it was too tall to fit correctly. I know for certain that there is a Bosch battery that fits and they can be bought from Costco at a very keen price. You need to be a member to buy from Costco. Although some BMW Z1 parts prices seem to be getting si...
by Pat Slade
Tue 28 Jun, 2011 12:08
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour 2011-Thanks
Replies: 19
Views: 1999

Well put Keith. I can add no more.
Thanks to all who organised, and whose efforts we all appreciated.
Not sure it was a "Cotswold Tour", hope the overseas visitors were not disappointed!

Pat
by Pat Slade
Fri 24 Jun, 2011 15:39
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour 2011
Replies: 211
Views: 21041

ChrisS

Lunch Saturday

1 x Multi-Grain Baguette - Chicken Brie & Bacon

Please!

Many thanks

Pat
by Pat Slade
Fri 17 Jun, 2011 04:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour 2011
Replies: 211
Views: 21041

Jet

Sorry for not responding directly. I'm in NY and have had some comms. problems! Sent my dinner info direct to hotel. Apologied if i have screwed the system.
Looking forward to our jaunt and seeing last years crew and some new faces.

Pat
by Pat Slade
Sat 14 May, 2011 18:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour 2011
Replies: 211
Views: 21041

Jamal

Booked and confirmed. Must get the MOT and Tax now! Nothing like a tour to generate some action.
Thanks for all your hard work.

Pat
by Pat Slade
Thu 28 Apr, 2011 13:44
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Something different
Replies: 22
Views: 2567

Thanks for that Taff. As we drive German cars we are always interested in the views of foreigners!

Pat
by Pat Slade
Thu 28 Apr, 2011 13:44
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Something different
Replies: 22
Views: 2567

Thanks for that Taff. As we drive German cars we are always interested in the views of foreigners!

Pat
by Pat Slade
Mon 11 Apr, 2011 17:07
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: 20 years old - classic or cherished
Replies: 13
Views: 1917

I seem to be in line with Jet. Paying £190 for an annual limit of 1,400 miles. Expecting a big jump this year! Looking back over the years the cheapest it has ever been was in 2008 when it was £180. Worst 1999 £510. It really does need to be looked at regularly, and loyalty counts for nothing. It ha...
by Pat Slade
Wed 09 Mar, 2011 14:57
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Relationships.....
Replies: 20
Views: 2816

Back in 1991 I decided to spend some of my inheritance on a "classic car". My mother had lived with my fathers obsession so I guess she would not have disapproved of my "investment"! I looked at the possibilities but i wanted something that I would be happy driving in and out of London in when the s...
by Pat Slade
Tue 08 Mar, 2011 12:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Timing belt change
Replies: 11
Views: 2084

I really can't believe they are any better than the BMW part. I would suggest that it must be almost impossible to get a definitive opinion as to whether the parts are any better than original. If you replace your belt at the prescribed mileage, or say every 5 years, how can one determine value. If ...
by Pat Slade
Sat 26 Feb, 2011 14:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Have I found an eBay bargain ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1854

I'm with you on that Jet. But they haven't done one in Top Red yet! I also have some of these which have been detailed e.g. Schnitzer wheels etc. How sad is that?

pat
by Pat Slade
Wed 22 Dec, 2010 16:16
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Yellow Seat Material
Replies: 9
Views: 1195

Ooops typo. 2010.

Pat
by Pat Slade
Tue 21 Dec, 2010 10:39
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Yellow Seat Material
Replies: 9
Views: 1195

I got the information from the 2001 journal of the BMW Z1 Club e.V.

I don't imagine there is any guarantee but this is as near the horses mouth as I think you can get!

Pat
by Pat Slade
Mon 20 Dec, 2010 14:34
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Yellow Seat Material
Replies: 9
Views: 1195

Yellow Seat Material

In case any of you canaries are thinking about re-upholstery I see that BMW have got the yellow fabric on their plan of Z1 items for re-manufacture in the future. regret no date given!

Happy holidays!

Pat
by Pat Slade
Tue 13 Jul, 2010 11:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Wheel Alignment
Replies: 23
Views: 2523

GG If that doesn't work it is simply a matter if adjusting the track rod ends. As long as you turn the left and right arms an equal number of turns or fractions of a turn the tracking will not alter. It may be a bit of a fiddle and you may need a couple of tries but it will give you finer adjustment...
by Pat Slade
Thu 13 May, 2010 08:39
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Front lens screws
Replies: 40
Views: 3824

BBZ

If you have a problem getting the indicator lens screws I recall that they are identical to ones used by Fiat at about the same time.
I'm sure someone will have a better memory than I have and tell you the model (Brava?) in case the BMW part is unavailable!

Pat
by Pat Slade
Wed 14 Apr, 2010 15:30
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Time to change timing belt and tensioner
Replies: 8
Views: 862

Why wouldn't you buy from your BMW dealer with the car club discount?

Pat
by Pat Slade
Sun 21 Mar, 2010 21:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Anybody know what wheels these are?
Replies: 178
Views: 12230

Really Harry! Perhaps that a**e of Bens will get too big for the Zetti and we can get a bargain?

Pat
by Pat Slade
Sat 20 Mar, 2010 15:14
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z KeyFob
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Hi Jet No I have not kept BMW Accessory catalogues! My wife has little understanding of the Z1 specific stuff I have kept and we fight for storage space! I have the keyring The keyring part number was 80 23 0 136 291 and it was made in Germany. The quality of finish is not great and there is no colo...
by Pat Slade
Fri 19 Mar, 2010 17:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z KeyFob
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Hi Jet

I don't believe the Nissan story. BMW make Z cars. The key ring has a BMW roundel.
I have seen this key ring in a BMW accessory catalogue, and I have one in my collection of Z1 "stuff".

Pat
by Pat Slade
Tue 16 Mar, 2010 15:03
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: covered seats
Replies: 16
Views: 1126

I hate to say it but this sort of thing is distinctly German taste. Just like some of the Merc colours and strange trim combos. of a while back.
Yuk!

Pat
by Pat Slade
Wed 06 Jan, 2010 10:40
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: UK Tour 2010
Replies: 65
Views: 5584

Wales gets my vote for a UK gathering. I would not expect many would deem it possible to have an interesting weekend tour over the water. Roads near the coast are not inspiring and the cost would deter many. My personal view is that one would need a week minimum for mainland Europe from here. Count ...
by Pat Slade
Wed 23 Dec, 2009 16:26
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Book Celebrating the 20th Anniversary (COFFEE TABLE BOOK)
Replies: 80
Views: 11471

Hey Chris

I expect RTT has a lad to carry the tomes!

Cheers

Pat
by Pat Slade
Mon 07 Dec, 2009 10:05
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What's everyone up too?
Replies: 25
Views: 1637

Hi Ben Yes it is quiet, but I had a surprise sighting last Friday which was great. Sunny, cold 6deg. lunchtime at South Mymms roundabout on M25. Magic Violet, top down, whizzing through onto A1 South. Wonderful. As I sat on my heated seat, in aircon comfort I really regretted my SORN! Ah well nothin...
by Pat Slade
Sat 14 Nov, 2009 08:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 hood
Replies: 20
Views: 2123

Hi All The hood wear is interesting, and expensive! Mine has worn on the outside, drivers side about 10 cm above edge vertically above door button. This has been caused by friction cloth against cloth when the hood is down. Sam's philosophy would make my problem worse. I have put some spinnaker tape...
by Pat Slade
Fri 16 Oct, 2009 10:19
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Battery Isolator Switch
Replies: 9
Views: 2031

IMHO if you are not using the car for a couple of months I would definitely put the battery on a maintenance charger. Unless you are in the street it really isn't difficult to arrange a simple connection. As far as the Honda is concerned I would humbly suggest that if it is a modern one and the elec...
by Pat Slade
Thu 15 Oct, 2009 16:15
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Battery Isolator Switch
Replies: 9
Views: 2031

Ian

Can I be really boring and ask why you dont just loosen a battery clamp and leave it off? If it is street security this is obviously inappropriate. How about a Thatcham approved immobiliser if its a street theft issue?

Pat
by Pat Slade
Fri 02 Oct, 2009 17:25
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Less windy I hope!
Replies: 9
Views: 1388

Hi RTT Hope you find the deflector ok. I have the same one and am a bit disappointed with the fixings. It requires superhuman strength to lock the deflector in the desired position and it reguarly needs pushing back to the intended position. For those that are considering one I have just been over w...
by Pat Slade
Tue 04 Aug, 2009 16:15
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: A Z1 anyone ?
Replies: 1
Views: 514

Although German prices seem to be ahead of the UK at present one can only guess what this will sell for. As the ad intimates this is not a UK car I see that someone has fitted indicator repeaters and a speedo. in miles. Certainly looks good in the photos although I would be happier to buy one which ...
by Pat Slade
Tue 04 Aug, 2009 16:02
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Spotted Black Z1
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Hi GG The owner was with the car when I wandered by. He told me he is/was a BMW mechanic with a Bedford dealership. Has owned the 1989 built (1990 reg) car for last 6 years. Inside looked well used but didn't check the mileage. I mentioned the forum but he appears not to participate. He said I shoul...
by Pat Slade
Sat 01 Aug, 2009 10:48
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Problem.
Replies: 9
Views: 1121

Tony. I had a problem recently; the car would start and run but as soon as under load would stutter and slow. It was the coil. I may have a spare if you want to try a substitutuion. They are an expensive item.
Good luck

Pat
by Pat Slade
Wed 15 Jul, 2009 18:23
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Panels and doors for sale on Fleebay
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Nicely prepared for sale and photo!
How much for the French dust?

Pat
by Pat Slade
Sat 11 Jul, 2009 09:19
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Have you sold your Z?
Replies: 34
Views: 2359

Jet and Friends Sorry to say my Z has not been out since the Tour. It's been all planes and boats and trains. Flew out to Hamburg a couple of days after the tour then went to Kiel to join yacht and sail it back to Cornwall. In the middle of this trip I had to fly to New Orleans for a trial then back...
by Pat Slade
Fri 19 Jun, 2009 16:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Book Celebrating the 20th Anniversary (COFFEE TABLE BOOK)
Replies: 80
Views: 11471

Fantastic work Ben. I imagine the everyday job must have suffered! Two hardback please.

Pat
by Pat Slade
Mon 25 May, 2009 10:21
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: UK Z1 Tour 2009 - The Dutch and German Invasion.
Replies: 200
Views: 18242

Would like to add our thanks to Jet, Spokey, and Andy for the organisation and raising an overseas contingent. Very well done and a super weekend meeting all you virtual folk at last!

Pat
by Pat Slade
Tue 19 May, 2009 08:26
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Brake and Clutch Fluid Change
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Brake and Clutch Fluid Change

Hi All Having replaced the brake and clutch hoses with Stahlflex (thanks Stoerte) I decided to use an Easibleed to change fluids. Did clutch first and got no pedal. Removed slave and pushed rod as described in Z1 Repair Manual. Pedal now OK but looked at various forums and found some said cannot get...
by Pat Slade
Sun 17 May, 2009 22:13
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: UK Z1 Tour 2009 - The Dutch and German Invasion.
Replies: 200
Views: 18242

Thanks Spokey.
No I have not heard from Jet since we spoke about the hotel booking!
Maybe he thinks I am a mushroom?

Cheers

Pat
by Pat Slade
Sun 17 May, 2009 17:26
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: UK Z1 Tour 2009 - The Dutch and German Invasion.
Replies: 200
Views: 18242

Spokey We are with you all on Saturday night and proposed joining the tour on Saturday morning, or I thought we were! Arranged the hotel with Jet some while ago. Don't know if I have missed out on any information about the route and rendezvous points for Saturday, but the post above about Birchanger...
by Pat Slade
Thu 14 May, 2009 07:34
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: White Edition Rear Lights
Replies: 151
Views: 12174

Yes please!

Pat
by Pat Slade
Sat 25 Apr, 2009 08:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Gearbox and differential oil replacement.
Replies: 31
Views: 4860

Does anyone believe there to be a time problem with gearbox and diff oils? When a large BMW dealer last serviced my car I specifically asked for the gearbox oil to be changed. It was only when I got home and looked at the bill that I discovered that there was no charge for the gearbox oil. I called ...
by Pat Slade
Mon 20 Apr, 2009 16:14
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: UK Door Technical Workshop
Replies: 50
Views: 4781

Felix

According to my notes the rivet for the door brushes is 51 47 1 911 992.
This is the same as is used on the rear bumper cover fixing.

Sounds as if you guys had a great and very busy weekend. Sorry to have missed it, both for the workshop and the socialising. See you in the Cotswolds.

Pat
by Pat Slade
Fri 10 Apr, 2009 18:58
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW Z1 Register (Cars From All Countries Welcome)
Replies: 75
Views: 44663

Sorry Harry
Until I get help with posting my picture you will just have to imagine a totally standard Top Red Zetti. nd when it comes even the photo is out of focus!!
I can wait if you can.

Cheers

Pat
by Pat Slade
Thu 09 Apr, 2009 10:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW Z1 Register (Cars From All Countries Welcome)
Replies: 75
Views: 44663

OK so I am not computer literate!

Pat
by Pat Slade
Thu 09 Apr, 2009 10:48
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW Z1 Register (Cars From All Countries Welcome)
Replies: 75
Views: 44663

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by Pat Slade
Thu 02 Apr, 2009 08:26
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Is the Z1 celebrating it's 20th or 21st birthday this year?
Replies: 14
Views: 974

Can anybody explain why the official Greman club "BMW Z1 Club e.V." is having a 20th year celebration this year?

Surely they are the fountain of knowledge? Ho ho.

Pat
by Pat Slade
Mon 23 Mar, 2009 17:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Stocking spares for the Z1
Replies: 17
Views: 1783

For those interested in tackling the doors I would reccommend purchase of the following Z1 specific parts in advance. This list is derived from a list I was originally given at a Z1 Club technical meeting in Munich, and my own experience. 51 11 2 290 798 Torx bolt x5 (sill/side panel) 51 11 2 290 07...
by Pat Slade
Sun 22 Mar, 2009 19:51
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: UK Door Technical Workshop
Replies: 50
Views: 4781

Well done Jet and Michael! Great idea and I wish you every success. I made the trip to Munich for my door lessons a few years ago but this is much closer to home and will be invaluable to demystify the process. Regret that I will not be around that weekend as my daughter is getting married. I have b...
by Pat Slade
Thu 19 Mar, 2009 21:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: For sale... :-D
Replies: 15
Views: 1508

OK Sam happy to assist. I'll have the brakes and you can have the wheels. Deal or no deal?

Pat
by Pat Slade
Thu 05 Mar, 2009 11:41
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Do you like it?
Replies: 8
Views: 891

No t to my taste either. Must be a German!

Pat