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by felix
Fri 07 Sep, 2018 08:43
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Rear Lights
Replies: 23
Views: 3035

Re: Rear Lights

It seems possible to add a right tail lamp assembly to the shopping cart but not the left?
by felix
Tue 21 Aug, 2018 14:44
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Pirelli 225.45.16
Replies: 9
Views: 522

Re: Pirelli 225.45.16

I've had few good experiences with Pirellis - they just don't seem to last on a low use car. Either they crack, are very prone to flat-spotting or just go hard. My Z1 has 15 year old Goodyears that look like new. They get carefully inspected every year for cracks etc and are just fine. And they stil...
by felix
Tue 17 Jul, 2018 18:31
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Unwanted rumble
Replies: 21
Views: 1383

Re: Unwanted rumble

That is a very good thought. Had a trailer tyre blow out years ago because I ignored a slight vibration. When I checked the other 3 tyres 2 of them had waves in the tread as the tyres were starting to come apart. In my case it was a function of cheap tyres being run near their load limit. Running yo...
by felix
Thu 14 Jun, 2018 17:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW Z1 30th Birthday Tour - 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: BMW Z1 30th Birthday Tour - 2019

Tempting event. Tis warm in southern Germany that time of year though!

Is BMW holding some sort of special Z1 event or are they just hosting an organised group of visiting BMW owners who all happen to own Z1s?
by felix
Thu 07 Jun, 2018 19:58
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Where next?
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Where next?

Munich sounds good but IMHO only if there's some sort of official Z1-related commemoration. It's a looong way from the UK - 600 miles from Calais.
by felix
Thu 07 Jun, 2018 19:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Unwanted rumble
Replies: 21
Views: 1383

Re: Unwanted rumble

If it changes in volume/tone as you load up the suspension going left or right I would have guessed a CV joint (in the driveshafts) or a wheel bearing as opposed to the propshaft?
by felix
Thu 07 Jun, 2018 19:50
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Unwanted rumble
Replies: 21
Views: 1383

Re: Unwanted rumble

The propshaft has 2 universal joints which are not renewable. ie. they don't have circlips to remove the + inner piece. There is a rubber dampener at the front end between the propshaft and the gearbox output flange, and finally there is a center bearing just aft of the front end of the rear sectio...
by felix
Sun 03 Jun, 2018 16:35
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMWCC 2018 Z1 Tour - Jurassic Coast
Replies: 44
Views: 5523

Re: BMWCC 2018 Z1 Tour - Jurassic Coast

Fab weekend it was indeed. Great roads, fun activities and the nice Z1 crowd made it very enjoyable. Big big thanks to Jamal for organising it all and special mention to Nigel for the route and guidance. Except for the access road to Max Events. ;)
by felix
Fri 01 Jun, 2018 10:10
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Anybody know what wheels these are?
Replies: 188
Views: 15065

Re: Anybody know what wheels these are?

Took me a while but I found what I was looking for

https://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/ ... lation.pdf
by felix
Thu 24 May, 2018 11:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Anybody know what wheels these are?
Replies: 188
Views: 15065

Re: Anybody know what wheels these are?

Welcome back!!

What tyre widths are you running front and rear?
by felix
Tue 15 May, 2018 16:00
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Two oil filters on a Z1?
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Two oil filters on a Z1?

There's only one. Standard was a normal metal-bodied spin-on filter and then there's a paper element version that is more environmentally friendly. But not sure they were ever fitted in the day.
by felix
Mon 30 Apr, 2018 21:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cabriodesign.nl
Replies: 24
Views: 2481

Re: Cabriodesign.nl

You set them up; we knock them in!
by felix
Sun 29 Apr, 2018 12:59
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 fs at auction
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

Re: Z1 fs at auction

I’m glad the description on the auction site has been corrected and my comment against the mileage is no longer relevant; it was made against the original listing which looked like it was a cut and paste mixup with a previously auctioned chilli red Z1. Good luck with the auction.
by felix
Thu 26 Apr, 2018 13:08
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cabriodesign.nl
Replies: 24
Views: 2481

Re: Cabriodesign.nl

Pat Slade wrote:
Thu 26 Apr, 2018 09:41
Perhaps I am OCD?
Show us a picture of your garage and then we can rank you against TJS. :lol:
by felix
Wed 11 Apr, 2018 20:42
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Manifold heat shields
Replies: 9
Views: 935

Re: Manifold heat shields

Given your garage how could possibly be even thinking there is more than one answer?! :)
by felix
Sun 01 Apr, 2018 12:37
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 fs at auction
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

Re: Z1 fs at auction

And 18,000 miles from new? Really?
by felix
Sat 31 Mar, 2018 13:35
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 fs at auction
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

Re: Z1 fs at auction

Never knew there were so many! ;)
by felix
Mon 19 Mar, 2018 15:17
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Red Z1 for sale

And the photos in the advert for the blue one look to be very much like these - http://ipocars.com/vinfo/bmw/z1-1993.html

Setting is the same?

And for a car allegedly for sale in Germany there's no German emissions sticker in the windscreen.
by felix
Sat 17 Mar, 2018 20:42
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Red Z1 for sale

That blue one is a bit fishy - €20K while the cheapest one on mobile.de is roughly €35K?
by felix
Fri 23 Feb, 2018 19:50
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMWCC 2018 Z1 Tour - Jurassic Coast
Replies: 44
Views: 5523

Re: BMWCC 2018 Z1 Tour - Jurassic Coast

And heaven forbid but don't utter the word rabbit in Portland.
by felix
Sun 18 Feb, 2018 20:48
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Ticking noise
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: Ticking noise

I had intermittent horn issues last year and as a result the car failed its MOT. It turns out that on the Z1 the horn contact is a spring-loaded plunger and after 28 years the grease on the plunger was more sticky than slippery. I removed the steering wheel and lubricated the plunger and the problem...
by felix
Wed 07 Feb, 2018 19:39
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cabriodesign.nl
Replies: 24
Views: 2481

Re: Cabriodesign.nl

You cheeky so and so - accusing me of pulling your leg! As if! ;)

Toothpaste is another choice but probably too coarse unless it's more than just the lightest of light scratches. Mint or regular both work. :D
by felix
Mon 05 Feb, 2018 17:34
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cabriodesign.nl
Replies: 24
Views: 2481

Re: Cabriodesign.nl

have you tried a paste of jeweller's rouge and olive oil?
by felix
Tue 26 Dec, 2017 20:54
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Original BMW Z1 windscreen
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

Re: Original BMW Z1 windscreen

Alleged RRP is in the range of €700. Curious why they couldn't use the first windscreen yet its still serviceable?
by felix
Tue 14 Nov, 2017 18:24
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMWCC 2018 Z1 Tour - Jurassic Coast
Replies: 44
Views: 5523

Re: BMWCC 2018 Z1 Tour - Jurassic Coast

Count me in as well - almost in my neck of the woods.
by felix
Tue 14 Nov, 2017 18:22
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Fuel Hoses
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

Re: Fuel Hoses

Green Genie wrote:
Sun 05 Nov, 2017 18:45
On that basis mine will be swapped out as and when they cause problems.
Definitely worth a look to see what shape the pressurised hoses are in. To wait until there's a leak may require a fire extinguisher or worse. Too many classic cars have gone up in smoke due to perished fuel hoses.
by felix
Tue 14 Nov, 2017 18:19
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW Z1 - Strangest modern BMW - Doug DeMuro
Replies: 9
Views: 1907

Re: BMW Z1 - Strangest modern BMW - Doug DeMuro

I agree with the scuttle shake - the Z1 is nothing special when it comes to chassis stiffness. Probably not bad in its day though.
by felix
Mon 02 Oct, 2017 19:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 For Sale
Replies: 21
Views: 3786

Re: Z1 For Sale

Confusingly BMW classic parts shops says the opposite - only right lense is available. https://shop.bmw-classic.de/bmw-classic ... asVIN=true# And cheaper too.
by felix
Mon 02 Oct, 2017 17:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 For Sale
Replies: 21
Views: 3786

Re: Z1 For Sale

Surely you can just order by part number from the UK dealer?
by felix
Mon 02 Oct, 2017 16:32
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 For Sale
Replies: 21
Views: 3786

Re: Z1 For Sale

Left side lense looks to be readily available for €190 or thereabouts - see https://www.leebmann24.de/bmw-ersatztei ... bt=63_0035
by felix
Tue 04 Jul, 2017 16:22
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cotswold Driveout August 12th? - CANCELLED
Replies: 15
Views: 2307

Re: Cotswold Driveout August 12th?

Can you give a rough idea of starting location and time and subsequent route and end point please?
by felix
Wed 28 Jun, 2017 09:37
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 For Sale
Replies: 21
Views: 3786

Re: Z1 For Sale

Same car as http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... =4&t=45169

I understand the car didn't sell at Coys but no reason was given.
by felix
Tue 16 May, 2017 18:34
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cable Clip Part Number?
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

Re: Cable Clip Part Number?

I'm a mac user as well and photofucket doesn't always work smoothly; in this instance I had to open the album in Firefox to get the links copied to be able to paste them into Chrome.
by felix
Tue 16 May, 2017 18:32
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cable Clip Part Number?
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

Re: Cable Clip Part Number?

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by felix
Sat 13 May, 2017 18:18
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: "Classic Cars" June edition
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

Re: "Classic Cars" June edition

Sold for 32,063 - curious to see the price the black one fetches as it seems to be more original. That said the lack of interior photos makes me curious as to what condition it's in.
by felix
Thu 11 May, 2017 18:15
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: "Classic Cars" June edition
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

Re: "Classic Cars" June edition

now with a lower guide price and a note about a dodgy gearbox?
by felix
Tue 09 May, 2017 19:32
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: "Classic Cars" June edition
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

Re: "Classic Cars" June edition

http://www.coys.co.uk/cars/1989-bmw-z1-2 Another one going to auction even sooner - http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/1989-bmw-z1-chili-red And a side comment - according to howmanyleft.co.uk the number of Z1s in the UK (both registered and on SORN) is pretty stable over the last 8 years at roughly...
by felix
Tue 25 Apr, 2017 21:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Rear Lights
Replies: 23
Views: 3035

Re: Rear Lights

The ones with rear fogs look to be €714 each and *not* available.
by felix
Tue 28 Feb, 2017 01:15
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Gearbox Oil
Replies: 20
Views: 6113

Re: Z1 Gearbox Oil

"Slow shifting and double clutching helps as well." I always shift slowly and synchronise the engine speed on downshifts, though I don't consciously double declutch on upshifts. Just mechanical sympathy really. I meant slow shifting and double clutching when the box is cold - not really required wh...
by felix
Thu 19 Jan, 2017 16:08
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Gearbox Oil
Replies: 20
Views: 6113

Re: Z1 Gearbox Oil

Slow shifting and double clutching helps as well.
by felix
Wed 18 Jan, 2017 20:23
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 8553

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

Thanks Ivor but had tried to hide in the middle of the pack. :)

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by felix
Thu 12 Jan, 2017 21:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 8553

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

Pat Slade wrote:Ok Jet what have you done with Felix????

Pat
I see I have been demoted. B8gger that; I'm off.

:D
by felix
Tue 10 Jan, 2017 04:28
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW Z1 Motorsport auction
Replies: 2
Views: 828

Re: BMW Z1 Motorsport auction

Sold for €44K including buyer's premium at Coys Monaco in 2016?
by felix
Wed 02 Nov, 2016 17:37
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: M3 Conversion + DKG Gearbox
Replies: 14
Views: 2168

Re: M3 Conversion + DKG Gearbox

You might wish to contact http://www.kfz-schaffer.de - Franz knows the Z1 better than almost anyone. But I still think you're fou! :D
by felix
Thu 22 Sep, 2016 16:58
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: M3 Conversion + DKG Gearbox
Replies: 14
Views: 2168

Re: M3 Conversion + DKG Gearbox

DKG boxes are even bigger!!
by felix
Wed 21 Sep, 2016 08:18
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: M3 Conversion + DKG Gearbox
Replies: 14
Views: 2168

Re: M3 Conversion + DKG Gearbox

I can't help but think you'll have a massive challenge changing the gearbox on a Z1. The car uses a torque tube which would need to be modified. The SMG boxes are bigger so the gearbox tunnel would need to be enlarged. I'm not saying it can't be done but if you're paying someone else it will likely ...
by felix
Tue 26 Jul, 2016 14:52
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Plastic types for body panels
Replies: 34
Views: 5854

Re: Plastic types for body panels

Ha ha! While that car is v close to where I live mine has no water content except for the windscreen washer bottle.
by felix
Wed 06 Jul, 2016 08:11
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 4633

Re: Z1s discover the Cotswolds 2016

Count me in please!
by felix
Fri 01 Jul, 2016 11:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Plastic types for body panels
Replies: 34
Views: 5854

Re: Plastic types for body panels

Curious how they get on matching the colour. I'm trying to get a colour match on a guards red 88 Porsche - paint technology and environmental regulations have changed a lot in the ensuing 28 years so a match is proving to be elusive so far. My preferred shop's paint supplier is unable/unwilling to d...