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by TJS
Fri 06 Dec, 2019 11:52
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Seats. Quick question
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Seats. Quick question

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by TJS
Fri 06 Dec, 2019 11:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Seats. Quick question
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Seats. Quick question

I am currently discussing the repair of saggy Z1 seat cushions with a local trimmer (Allon White) https://allonwhite.co.uk/car-interiors-trimming Like most Z1s the original material on the central seat cushion has come unstuck over the years and the objective is to re-attach the no longer available ...
by TJS
Mon 04 Nov, 2019 15:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Repairing of door control units
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: Repairing of door control units

Hi Michael.

Good spot, bookmarked in case of unfortunate need !!

Regards

TJS
by TJS
Sun 28 Jul, 2019 21:16
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Manifold heat shields Z1
Replies: 14
Views: 3210

Re: Manifold heat shields Z1

Roger, good to see you on Saturday and thanks for the tip on the heat shield. Job done, a template, wifes garden secateurs to trim the gasket and then clamped in place and riveted over the old gasket. https://i.imgur.com/zFy438A.jpg https://i.imgur.com/fPb2CoI.jpg https://i.imgur.com/aAX7Wno.jpg
by TJS
Wed 26 Jun, 2019 10:09
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Tyre Pressure labels.
Replies: 3
Views: 1253

Re: Tyre Pressure labels.

Having woke the car up from its winter hibernation and a new MOT you notice small jobs for the "to do list" like replacing the original but delaminated "parts warning" label. However, no more jobs on the list and therefore no excuse not to get out and enjoy the car in the forecast sunshine. https://...
by TJS
Wed 26 Jun, 2019 09:53
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Manifold heat shields Z1
Replies: 14
Views: 3210

Re: Manifold heat shields

With the new heat shields sitting on the bench goading me to fit them and break a manifold stud, or two, I finally put them away and bottled out by fitting heat sleeves over the two plug leads above the holed heat shield.

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by TJS
Mon 03 Jun, 2019 13:28
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Blinkers won’t go off
Replies: 4
Views: 901

Re: Blinkers won’t go off

A sticky hazard warning light switch maybe ? The rear fog light switch has been known to stick in the on position, probably due to lack of use.
by TJS
Mon 03 Jun, 2019 13:25
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Fixed, hopefully.
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Re: Fixed, hopefully.

Hi Keith. A top down test drive to Burford for lunch reveals the problem is solved. No great improvement in the handling, as expected. The bar is 21mm diameter and I think the bushes are shared with the E30. After market uprated (harder) poly bushes are available but can generate additional vibratio...
by TJS
Mon 20 May, 2019 19:26
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Fixed, hopefully.
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Fixed, hopefully.

The Z1 came out winter hibernation last week and is now taxed having sailed through another MOT. For the last couple of years I have noticed a low speed "clonk" from the nearside front suspension when changing direction, especially on a roundabout. Having checked for worn steering and suspension bus...
by TJS
Wed 15 May, 2019 10:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Silverstone Classic - Parade Lap anyone?
Replies: 7
Views: 1069

Re: Silverstone Classic - Parade Lap anyone?

Email this morning from Silverstone advising Car Club display packages for Saturday have sold out. However, they will sell you a two or three day package which includes the saturday ! Weasels !! If you’re thinking about joining us with your club this summer, our Car Club Display Packages for the Sat...
by TJS
Wed 17 Apr, 2019 11:14
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Techno Classica, Essen
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Re: Techno Classica, Essen

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by TJS
Wed 17 Apr, 2019 11:01
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW Z1 89 - Speedo/mileometer issues
Replies: 7
Views: 1128

Re: BMW Z1 89 - Speedo/mileometer issues

Derek, I have used a couple of specialists to sonically clean, rebuild and calibrate speedos for old Land Rovers and MG's. May be worth contacting them. If can can do it check the proposed turnaround time .... one of them took 3 months which wasn't a problem for me. http://magnetic-speedometer-repai...
by TJS
Mon 15 Apr, 2019 10:45
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 tour 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Re: Z1 tour 2019

The 1st Sept Cotswold event is already in my diary as a maybe but could easily form the basis for a weekend or day trip event.
by TJS
Mon 15 Apr, 2019 10:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Techno Classica, Essen
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Techno Classica, Essen

My second visit to this huge event on Friday. Very little Z1 content this time, just two cars, a very tatty red Z1 being offered by a Dutch dealer for 70k and one of only 50 rare, stunning, hugely desirable and valuable Dream Black / Light Grey displayed on the BMW Group Classic stand, complete with...
by TJS
Wed 20 Mar, 2019 15:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 tour 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Re: Z1 tour 2019

Hi Felix, Summer 2019 will be difficult for me as I am scheduled to have my hip replaced, unless of course my wife drives the Z1. On second thoughts, 2020 would be preferable. A Cotswold mini meet and lunch may be a possibility, potentially at the Classic Motor Hub near Bibury as suggested recently ...
by TJS
Tue 19 Mar, 2019 11:40
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: AL00399
Replies: 7
Views: 1263

Re: AL00399

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Green Z1, with hard top, for sale soon.

https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic ... 93-bmw-z1/
by TJS
Mon 11 Feb, 2019 10:34
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 20
Views: 4010

Re: Red Z1 for sale

A top down drive in the sunshine to Bibury for lunch at the Swan would be nice ... but the nearby Z1 is now listed as sold.

https://classicmotorhub.com/sold-motor- ... motor-hub/

Keiths DB5 now has a revised price .. £585k.
by TJS
Wed 30 Jan, 2019 11:05
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: AL00399
Replies: 7
Views: 1263

Re: AL00399

Was it originally registered in France ?

You know you want to .... plus you only live once, etc, etc
by TJS
Wed 30 Jan, 2019 11:01
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Dream used cars for under £50k
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Dream used cars for under £50k

"Can you get a super car for under £50,000? We think you can" .. says Tom Wiltshire in that well known regional rag the Bury Free Press (Bury St Edmunds, not the place oop north) Porsche 911, Aston Martin DB9, Nissan R34 Skyline GT-R, Bentley Continental, Jaguar E Type, Audi RB , Morgan Aero 8 .... ...
by TJS
Sat 12 Jan, 2019 16:08
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 20
Views: 4010

Re: Red Z1 for sale

Red Z1 currently for sale ... spot the difference ?

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds ... 89/9033965

Alternatively, with provenance and history

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds ... 89/9171149
by TJS
Wed 19 Sep, 2018 10:07
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Pirelli 225.45.16
Replies: 10
Views: 1940

Re: Pirelli 225.45.16

Interesting interview on classic cars and new "older style" tyres, with Pirelli content. Michael, interesting and good choice of Yoko AD08 R's for a Z1. They are very popular with Lotus Elise / Exige people and I will use them to replace the current Yoko AO48 LTS semi slicks on the Exige S, which wi...
by TJS
Tue 28 Aug, 2018 10:05
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Pirelli 225.45.16
Replies: 10
Views: 1940

Re: Pirelli 225.45.16

Douglas at Longstone Tyres spent a lot of time talking to Pirelli regarding the reintroduction of period sized Pirelli Cinturatos and, very recently, the 15 inch P700-Z for the Audi Quattro boys. Maybe they will add the Z1 to their classic BMW list. https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/pirelli-cinturato...
by TJS
Wed 22 Aug, 2018 10:34
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Pirelli 225.45.16
Replies: 10
Views: 1940

Re: Pirelli 225.45.16

Whoever bought this will probably need a new set of OEM P700-Z tyres. Given Felix experience I am not sure I would want to drive the car which is still on its original 28 year old tyres.

http://www.coys.co.uk/cars/1990-bmw-z1-roadster
by TJS
Wed 22 Aug, 2018 10:21
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Pirelli 225.45.16
Replies: 10
Views: 1940

Re: Pirelli 225.45.16

Why do Pirelli need BMW's approval to remanufacture one of their tyres when new P700-Z are already available ? Do BMW have a veto on the tyre size?
by TJS
Mon 30 Jul, 2018 13:45
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Tyre Pressure labels.
Replies: 3
Views: 1253

Re: Tyre Pressure labels.

Re-sized and amended "Mk 11" version.

Job done. On to the next task, fit the new "arrow head" captive plates to the headlight pod bolts.

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by TJS
Mon 16 Jul, 2018 17:26
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Tyre Pressure labels.
Replies: 3
Views: 1253

Tyre Pressure labels.

Are all Z1 tyre pressure labels underneath the fuel filler cap? Replacements are no longer available from BMW, however, I have arranged new ones from Pukar Designs. The initial version is too large and follows the standard BMW sized label which is usually found in the door aperture. It is currently ...
by TJS
Mon 25 Jun, 2018 10:31
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Small problem, easily fixed.
Replies: 0
Views: 1153

Small problem, easily fixed.

I recently noticed slight movement in the inner rear wing panel adjacent to the drivers door which was the result of delamination of the outer wing panel and the bonded inner door moulding. The inner moulding still has the original anti friction tape on the inner face so I assume it is general wear ...
by TJS
Mon 25 Jun, 2018 10:08
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Side light/indicator water ingress
Replies: 5
Views: 1355

Re: Side light/indicator water ingress

I had a similar issue when recently fitting a new lens unit. The supplied length of grey square rubber seal was slightly too small in terms of length when fitted leaving a 5 mm gap. I took the seal out, super glued the ends together and there was enough elasticity to insert the seal with the join po...
by TJS
Tue 22 May, 2018 16:45
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Two oil filters on a Z1?
Replies: 4
Views: 1105

Re: Two oil filters on a Z1?

Thanks, all resolved. The car is booked in for an oil service and fresh brake fluid on Thursday with the garage finally convinced only one filter is required, the standard type spin on canister 11421707779. A heads up. One BMW dealer declined to undertake the work as they were unwilling to risk brea...
by TJS
Tue 22 May, 2018 16:37
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Oil
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: Oil

See the attached thread. The BMW recommendation is Castrol SHC 630 which is difficult to source and very expensive. Redline MTL 75W-80 GL4 is a widely used alternative.

https://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=37435
by TJS
Mon 14 May, 2018 10:15
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Two oil filters on a Z1?
Replies: 4
Views: 1105

Two oil filters on a Z1?

Just received a quote for a service which lists two oil filters with the narrative both need to be changed ? Really ? 11421744586 http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=BA91-EUR---Z1-BMW-Z1&diagId=11_1493#11421744586 and ... 11421707779 http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=BA91-EUR---Z...
by TJS
Sun 29 Apr, 2018 12:24
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 fs at auction
Replies: 7
Views: 1915

Re: Z1 fs at auction

Sounds a good car, (unlike the Chilli Red ones), hope it sells well given the low estimate and mileage.

I see the auctioneers are still showing it as a 4 cylinder car in the summary which may suggest it does not have its original 6 cylinder engine.

http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/bmw-z1-11650
by TJS
Sun 29 Apr, 2018 12:16
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 20
Views: 4010

Re: Red Z1 for sale

Sold. !

Seems Z1 prices continue to move ever upwards.

http://www.nutleysports.co.uk/showroom/ ... 991-bmw-z1

At these prices I am not sure why you would convert a standard Z1 to V8 M power unless the donor car was an accident damaged project.
by TJS
Mon 23 Apr, 2018 11:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Available - Z1 / Z3M Framed Illustrations
Replies: 16
Views: 4413

Re: Available - Z1 / Z3M Framed Illustrations

The females of the house, (human and canine) are forbidden entry after they refused to wear the supplied plastic shoe covers, white cotton gloves and deliberately put a pair of pliers back into it's labeled foam drawer insert upside down. Hence the Z1 print, and others, are now banned in the house. ...
by TJS
Mon 23 Apr, 2018 11:34
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Manifold heat shields Z1
Replies: 14
Views: 3210

Re: Manifold heat shields

Thanks to all for the advice and input. Hmmm... I used the car yesterday for the first time in 18 months (good to see you Sam) and it runs perfectly. It's the rear heat shield which is holed, it just bugs me. https://i.imgur.com/hSKS9wB.jpg Patching with the heat shield element of the new gasket is ...
by TJS
Tue 10 Apr, 2018 21:30
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Available - Z1 / Z3M Framed Illustrations
Replies: 16
Views: 4413

Re: Available - Z1 / Z3M Framed Illustrations

Banished to the garage, no debate.

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by TJS
Tue 10 Apr, 2018 21:00
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Manifold heat shields Z1
Replies: 14
Views: 3210

Manifold heat shields Z1

Has anyone replaced the combined exhaust manifold gaskets and heat shields on a DIY basis ? They are not leaking however, the rear heat shield element is holed. The original metal weave laminate style has been replaced with what looks like thick grey cardboard. See below Pondering the job this after...
by TJS
Sun 01 Apr, 2018 10:45
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 fs at auction
Replies: 7
Views: 1915

Re: Z1 fs at auction

... especially the 4 cylinder versions !
by TJS
Thu 29 Mar, 2018 23:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 fs at auction
Replies: 7
Views: 1915

Re: Z1 fs at auction

Silverstone Auctions are very good at regularly sourcing "Chilli Red" Z1s

https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/198 ... -chili-red
and
https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/1989-bmw-z1-9168
by TJS
Sun 18 Mar, 2018 10:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 20
Views: 4010

Re: Red Z1 for sale

I think the Nutley car is competitively priced at £58k when benchmarked against continental pricing for similar low mileage cars which tend to be higher than the UK, presumably because there is far more awareness and demand for the Z1 in Germany. Being LHD the car could very easily find a new home o...
by TJS
Mon 19 Feb, 2018 09:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: London Classic Car Show 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

Re: London Classic Car Show 2018

J

The two of best cars in the show, along with a cheeky little Austin 7 Ulster.

Good to catch up.
by TJS
Sun 17 Dec, 2017 17:07
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Available - Z1 / Z3M Framed Illustrations
Replies: 16
Views: 4413

Re: Available - Z1 / Z3M Framed Illustrations

Ditto

Mine also arrived yesterday, customised with the registration number and will share garage wall space with the framed BMW promotional posters.

Thanks J

Have a good one.
by TJS
Wed 11 Oct, 2017 15:43
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 For Sale
Replies: 21
Views: 5095

Re: Z1 For Sale

Looks like the Red Bonhams Route Z1 didn't sell. Meanwhile, I have a new left hand side light / indicator cover sitting on my desk courtesy of Leebman complete with gasket and the fragile clear and orange plastic headed screws. Thanks for the heads up Felix. I will keep the cracked one as a spare sh...
by TJS
Mon 02 Oct, 2017 19:09
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 For Sale
Replies: 21
Views: 5095

Re: Z1 For Sale

Sadly not, BMW UK will only sell the complete light unit, 5-7 days from Germany. The lens part number has been discontinued.
by TJS
Mon 02 Oct, 2017 17:05
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 For Sale
Replies: 21
Views: 5095

Re: Z1 For Sale

Thanks Felix, I will drop them a line.

I am not going to pay £560 for a complete light unit from BMW UK who refuse to sell the £195 lens separately.
by TJS
Mon 02 Oct, 2017 15:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 For Sale
Replies: 21
Views: 5095

Re: Z1 For Sale

These are hard to come by http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z1-Indicator-Brand-New-Right-Side-/202066910552?hash=item2f0c205d58:g:D7cAAOSwP4ZZzAH3 [/quote] Thats' a bummer, I need a left hand unit, (if fact I only need the clear plastic lens), due to an annoying crack from a stone which triggers my CDO.
by TJS
Mon 02 Oct, 2017 15:51
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 For Sale
Replies: 21
Views: 5095

Re: Z1 For Sale

http://www.bonhams.com/press_release/24520/ Fore sale in Belgium several cars and a Z1 and Z8 See also Zoute rally Knokke. Nice weekend and nice cars Back on the market, once again via Bonhams, having been sold 10 months ago for £41.4k http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23599/lot/358/ Same mileage, (1...
by TJS
Thu 03 Aug, 2017 20:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 For Sale
Replies: 21
Views: 5095

Re: Z1 For Sale

Are you tempted? Deep down you know you want another one.