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by maurice the martian
Tue 16 Mar, 2010 20:44
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: pics of my Z ?
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Hi Aceman,Tim, thanks for the comments ,help and advice.i need a bit more practice me thinks.And yes Malcolm it is one of simons wind deflectors.very good too.I`ve ordered a simota and centre armrest also.Due in next week hopefully.So when i fit these i`ll post some more pics
thanks maurice.
by maurice the martian
Tue 16 Mar, 2010 20:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: pics of my Z ?
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Hi Tim, Very happy with the Z. took some of the pics today on a little run out. Not very happy about how i`ve posted these, gives too much access to all my albums,also on some pics the no plate is showing.i thought i had obscured it.too late now.I`ll have to brush up on my computor skills. Good job ...
by maurice the martian
Tue 16 Mar, 2010 19:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: pics of my Z ?
Replies: 13
Views: 533

pics of my Z ?

Been trying to post pics,but i can`t get the hang of it,so this is my last try before i go to my local computor shop for help.

http://s810.photobucket.com/albums/zz29 ... ovestones/
by maurice the martian
Wed 10 Mar, 2010 13:16
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: trailing arm bushes.
Replies: 1
Views: 273

trailing arm bushes.

Hi all Called into bmw dealer in stockport to enquire about the rear trailing arm bushes.On their system it shows two types of bush kit,a standard one and an eccenctric one.the eccentric one tells me this must give some adjustment to the rear camber etc.However even though they sell this kit the wor...
by maurice the martian
Mon 08 Mar, 2010 08:54
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: An afternoon in the Lakes
Replies: 64
Views: 3829

I didn`t know either.
We spent the day topless in the peak district,never saw a single Z.
Now i know why.Saw a few pussy`s in mx5`s all with there tops up.
Anyway chaps nice pics of your Zs.
Maurice.
PS trying to get out of my childminding duties so we can come on the yorkshire cruise.
by maurice the martian
Sun 28 Feb, 2010 19:57
Forum: BMW Car Club and Z Register
Topic: I'm a new owner and need help!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2816

Hi NEV and welcome. I bought my Z from a dealer 150mls away from my home. like you a number of faults occurred on the drive home,so i took it to my local reputable garage to do a report for me .After a few conversations with the supplying dealership they agreed to the cost of the repairs £170-. Part...
by maurice the martian
Sun 28 Feb, 2010 19:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rear wheelarch liners
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Thanks for the advice guys,looks like its a trip to the local engineering shop to get the spacers skimmed up.My next little project should be straightforward ,i ordered a simota and centre armrest for my 2.2 about 2 weeks ago from simon@justroadster,can`t wait to get them. Hurry up simon. cheers mau...
by maurice the martian
Sun 28 Feb, 2010 17:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rear wheelarch liners
Replies: 4
Views: 343

rear wheelarch liners

Had a run out today in the Z,top down heater on, Great.first real run/test since i lowered it 40mm and fitted 25mm spacers to the rear wheels. Now i find when going quick over undulating surfaces the tyre edge sometimes scrapes on the arch liner.So can i just take the liners out or would this be a n...
by maurice the martian
Mon 22 Feb, 2010 21:02
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Cars in the Park Newby Hall 9th May 2010 - NOW WITH TIMES
Replies: 286
Views: 23158

It was BELLS.and she`s on her second now.the things i have to do for a day out.
Dislec.. dix d .
bad speller in duki
by maurice the martian
Mon 22 Feb, 2010 20:14
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Cars in the Park Newby Hall 9th May 2010 - NOW WITH TIMES
Replies: 286
Views: 23158

Hi all
Bought my ticket too,for me and the wife,just poured her a large whiskey.
and promised to buy her a plant.So its o/k .It will be our first meet ,so looking forward to it.Probabily join at wetherby.c u all then
by maurice the martian
Thu 18 Feb, 2010 21:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Laser Tracking in manchester area
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Hi Mitchell. Thanks for the input,went under the car today with the mechanics,checked this out (i call it the swinging arm-same thing)all bushes and mounting brackets seem o/k no signs of any damage,but i was thinking this arm unit may be the cause also.So at the moment i`ll live with it,but will be...
by maurice the martian
Thu 18 Feb, 2010 14:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Laser Tracking in manchester area
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Hi all. Took the Z in today for the laser alignment check.at drury lane services oldham lancs 0161 688 7882.great service and help/advice.ended up costing £80-00+vat. £40-00.for the check and a print out with ,easy to understand diagrams.and £40-00 for the adjustments.However mine showed up that the...
by maurice the martian
Mon 15 Feb, 2010 17:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Laser Tracking in manchester area
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Hi Zedder
thanks for the info.just rang a garage in denton they charge £75-00+vat.
spoke to a place in oldham £40-00+vat. sounds the same service. so i`ve booked my Z in for thursday morning.in oldham.let you know how i go on.
by maurice the martian
Fri 12 Feb, 2010 15:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.2 Z3 pics required
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Hi Si.
i`m very interested,99%,sure,but how much do you call a bit cheaper than usual,i also fancy the armrest/cup holder,as they are functional and look great.
cheers maurice
by maurice the martian
Wed 03 Feb, 2010 19:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: hydrolic roof fluid
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Hi Titan.
My logic told me the same,But after stripping out the boot coverings and behind the seats,i could not find any signs of leakage.Could it have evaporated?--Another of lifes little mysteries perhaps.
by maurice the martian
Wed 03 Feb, 2010 18:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: hydrolic roof fluid
Replies: 7
Views: 539

hydraulic roof fluid

Hi Jabber
I had the roof oil topped up back in september .i was told i needed special hood oil the only place i could get it was my local bmw dealer,they sell it as a kit with new screws and copper washers cost £30-00.inc vat.
by maurice the martian
Mon 01 Feb, 2010 17:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oil light keeps popping up
Replies: 5
Views: 406

oil light

hi all my oil light has started to come on also,i noticed it when going up or down asteep hill, and also acouple of times after switching off the engine it stayed on.the car had a full service 1000mls ago and the oil level is ok new filter etc. could it be a faulty sensor somewhere any ideas. I`ve h...
by maurice the martian
Thu 28 Jan, 2010 13:00
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: OOP`S just scratched my bottom
Replies: 13
Views: 820

Hi breadvan. Thought long and hard all night,about my little problem,and decided to keep the car at this height,it looks good and drives better than before. Like your idea about the planks-the simple ones sometimes can be the best. In the long term i`ve decided i will take up about 3mts of the brick...
by maurice the martian
Wed 27 Jan, 2010 18:06
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: OOP`S just scratched my bottom
Replies: 13
Views: 820

OOP`S just scratched my bottom

HI Jonttt and michael. and every one. Thanks for the info re- dropping 30mm as a maximum just goes to show i should have joined the forum sooner.i`ve measured the car and it`s actually dropped 45mm.So on the advice so far it looks like i need to find somewhere to make me a couple of spacers to go on...
by maurice the martian
Wed 27 Jan, 2010 17:48
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: OOP`S just scratched my bottom
Replies: 13
Views: 820

OOP`S just scratched my bottom

Thanks for the welcome Titan.But the wife wont move,so i shall have to take the brick sets up and raise the drive a bit. I have had a look underneath and it looks like i may be able to fit a 10mm spacer over the top of what looks like a bump stop on the rear suspension .any ideas where i might get o...
by maurice the martian
Wed 27 Jan, 2010 17:32
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: OOP`S just scratched my bottom
Replies: 13
Views: 820

OOP`Sijust scratched my bottom

Good reply michael, will phone the local underpining company tomorrow.
In the meantime i will sit in the garage admiring her
by maurice the martian
Wed 27 Jan, 2010 17:22
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: OOP`S just scratched my bottom
Replies: 13
Views: 820

OOP`S just scratched my bottom

Just picked my z up from the garage,after having a gmax lowering kit fitted.Felt better driving it,and looks great,40mm lower. Took it slowly over the speed humps-no problems. However when i have driven on to my drive,quite a steep downward slope,the chassis has scraped on the pavement at the top of...