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by trickyb
Thu 22 Oct, 2009 07:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Strong Strut For Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 620

*****SOLD*****

John (DESIRO) has made an offer and is collecting tonight.

Can't believe the amount of interest for this. Must be a record!

Thanks to all again.
by trickyb
Wed 21 Oct, 2009 18:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Strong Strut For Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Sorry, Robert. It's true. However, i don't think it'll be the last time i own a zed - just won't be anytime soon. OK - to answer a few questions already posted. Sorry, i have no idea how much they cost currently. I suppose it varies with the strength of the £ against the $, and whether you get stung...
by trickyb
Wed 21 Oct, 2009 16:44
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Strong Strut For Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Strong Strut For Sale

Unfortunately, it's time to say goodbye to my Zed. :bawl: I've had 4 fantastic years from her, but due to a sudden loss of a parent, i've inherited a small diesel run-around which, along with my forthcoming motor of the two-wheeled persuasion, will suit my needs better - therefore the Zed is going o...
by trickyb
Mon 07 Sep, 2009 07:36
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Northern BMW Festival at Tatton Park - 6th September 2009
Replies: 68
Views: 6689

What a great turn-out.

Really sorry to miss it, but work comes first (again).

RB
by trickyb
Thu 03 Sep, 2009 13:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Windscreen
Replies: 4
Views: 576

In answer to your question above. No. However, as a word of advice. I had my screen 'repaired' and regretted it for several months after everytime it rained. The wipers rubbing over the repair squeaked. And was it annoying? You bet your arse it was. Slowly, probably over a year, the screen filler ca...
by trickyb
Tue 25 Aug, 2009 11:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Pimped Z3 on 20 inch rims !
Replies: 21
Views: 1861

Not my idea of a good look. However, everyone to their own.

I do like his comment: "Absolute mint 1 of headturner!!"

Whatever that means. Do you have to rearrange the words to make your own sentence?

:roll:
by trickyb
Tue 18 Aug, 2009 08:56
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: New Z4 in Black - Wigan
Replies: 5
Views: 493

...so a good taste in cars, but no so good for food?

:roll:
by trickyb
Tue 11 Aug, 2009 14:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Topaz Hardtop - Ebay
Replies: 21
Views: 1416

Gary,

you have pm

Richard
by trickyb
Tue 11 Aug, 2009 10:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Topaz Hardtop - Ebay
Replies: 21
Views: 1416

Got to say - that's the reason i haven't bid for it.

If the fixing kit came with it, i'd be making Shabs an offer.
by trickyb
Tue 11 Aug, 2009 07:40
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Northern BMW Festival at Tatton Park - 6th September 2009
Replies: 68
Views: 6689

Rob,

Put me down as a maybe.

As previously discussed, i'll have to decide between Tatton and the Blackpool cruise this year - struggling to make both.

Richard
by trickyb
Mon 10 Aug, 2009 14:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Topaz Hardtop - Ebay
Replies: 21
Views: 1416

Tempted.

What's the going rate for a fixing kit, anyone??

:?:
by trickyb
Mon 10 Aug, 2009 14:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Chromeline Design
Replies: 3
Views: 526

This was his mobile, about 6 months ago when one of my HID ballasts died.

07708 635065
by trickyb
Mon 10 Aug, 2009 08:43
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Lucky Escape
Replies: 5
Views: 485

PLEASE stop the terrible one-liners.

I can't take anymore. :shake:
by trickyb
Fri 31 Jul, 2009 07:23
Forum: BMW Car Club and Z Register
Topic: Silverstone Classic Meeting BMW Car Club July 24-26.ZZZZsss
Replies: 18
Views: 5056

Nice.

Some great photo's there, Muppet.

Many shiny things
by trickyb
Wed 17 Jun, 2009 10:39
Forum: Performance
Topic: Suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 562

by trickyb
Mon 15 Jun, 2009 07:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: central door locking keeps blowing fuse
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Has a similar issue, but mine started as a quickly discharging battery:

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... highlight=

It was the cables in the loom which were causing a huge current drain, and then the central locking packed up.
by trickyb
Mon 15 Jun, 2009 07:44
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Hope it isn't anyone we know ????
Replies: 5
Views: 741

... that power bulge will surely cause some aerodynamic problems...

Sorry. I'll get my coat.

:shock:
by trickyb
Wed 03 Jun, 2009 12:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Urgent help needed. Hazard Fuse keeps blowing
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Urgent help needed. Hazard Fuse keeps blowing

...What could it be? ...How long have you got? Electrical problems are invariably difficult to locate - unless you have smoke rising from a loom! I don't remember any similar posts You'd have to start with the wiring diagram and then try and isolate the circuit. I'd be starting by finding the relay...
by trickyb
Fri 29 May, 2009 10:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What is your Z?
Replies: 133
Views: 12658

1) trickyb
2) Z3 2.0 1999 facelift
3) manual
4) Topaz Blue
5) Split blue/black leather
6) 59000 miles
7) NW/Greater Manchester
by trickyb
Wed 27 May, 2009 11:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I've been away, but now i'm back... with a flat battery
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

UPDATE and RESULT. A couple of weeks ago my central locking just stopped working. As i'd already identified this was covered by the suspect circuit, it had to be connected, however i wasn't in the position to investigate myself so into BMTEC in Manchester it went. (service was due anyway) Turns out ...
by trickyb
Mon 20 Oct, 2008 22:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I've been away, but now i'm back... with a flat battery
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

Thanks for the replies/ideas today gents.

Will post again once those checks have been carried out - when it stops raining.

RB
by trickyb
Mon 20 Oct, 2008 09:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I've been away, but now i'm back... with a flat battery
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

Thanks for all the replies, guys. Some increasingly strange results following continued fault finding on Friday (1st day it'd been dry all week), but still seem to be pointing the error at Fuse 31 circuit. However, to quickly answer the previous posts - i had been waiting for a good couple of minute...
by trickyb
Tue 14 Oct, 2008 09:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I've been away, but now i'm back... with a flat battery
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

Hello again Mike. I'm going to start by disconnecting the Alarm module completely and rechecking my results. Can you confirm whether it it is behind the glove box or under the steering wheel in a right hand drive car? The wiring diagram i downloaded (allegedly for a r/h drive car) says it's behind t...
by trickyb
Tue 14 Oct, 2008 08:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I've been away, but now i'm back... with a flat battery
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

Got to work this morning and re-checked my findings from yesterday evening. Again 240mA (or so) being drawn from the battery. Removed fuse 31 and it dropped to 0.0xmA levels. I've downloaded the z3 wiring diagram and identified the following circuits taking supply from that fuse, however i suspect n...
by trickyb
Mon 13 Oct, 2008 20:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I've been away, but now i'm back... with a flat battery
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

Please ignore most of what i wrote above. Gibberish, at best My battery has a 220mA drain at rest. Compared with Spunky's suggestion of 130mA ish, and Mike's suggestion (in another post) for 0.0xmA, it's a little high I re-did the multimeter and fuse check and thought i'd isolated fuse 31 as the cul...
by trickyb
Mon 13 Oct, 2008 16:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I've been away, but now i'm back... with a flat battery
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

OK, done a bit more digging on t'internet.

Need to find the auxiliary fuse box and e-box (?) for fuses 48 - 205

Where the hell is that?
by trickyb
Mon 13 Oct, 2008 16:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I've been away, but now i'm back... with a flat battery
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

Hi spunky. WEll, you just wouldn't believe it, but a circuit somewhere is drawing 4.5 Adc !!!! :cry: constantly. I've had the multimeter on it and took out all 46 fuses one at a time with no effect whatsoever. I took the boot lamp out this morning Bugger. Are there any other fuses hidden away in the...
by trickyb
Mon 13 Oct, 2008 10:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I've been away, but now i'm back... with a flat battery
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

I've been away, but now i'm back... with a flat battery

Hello all. It's a while since i visited the site, or bumped into any of you's guys. Been a bit busy with a change of job (within my job for those who know) and an addition to the family. Not a baby - don't be daft - but a dog who needed about as much attention as a baby. And don't get me started on ...
by trickyb
Tue 09 Oct, 2007 15:46
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Postal strike
Replies: 93
Views: 3097

I always find it difficult to jump on a side of the fence when it comes to strikes. I understand their motives, and their concerns over pay etc, but as someone who is not allowed to strike by law, i always think, in the end, the unions never win. My partner is on the Official side of this type of di...
by trickyb
Fri 10 Aug, 2007 17:47
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Northern BMW Festival - Tatton Park, Cheshire - 2nd Sep 2007
Replies: 117
Views: 13474

Typical. Working.

Last year was a good meet. I'm annoyed i'll have to miss is this time, i'm on night shift, finish at 0700am if i'm lucky, and i do need my beauty sleep more than anyone else!

Make sure we get some good photo's Rob.

Richard
by trickyb
Wed 25 Jul, 2007 16:05
Forum: Better Driving
Topic: Help me beat my friends at go-karting
Replies: 18
Views: 7218

pingu wrote:The trick (if it is a trick) is to blend the two. That's what I meant.
Do that at our local track and they'll black flag you!! It knackers the clutch.

:roll:
by trickyb
Sun 15 Jul, 2007 18:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Completly dead
Replies: 12
Views: 806

Similar thing happened to me a few months back. Car was left for 7 days, whilst on holiday, and was flat as a flat thing. I had previously left the car for 3 weeks with no problem, so i knew i must have a fault, as opposed to a battery storage issue. Having charged the abttery, i checked the car and...
by trickyb
Mon 02 Jul, 2007 09:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: creaking accel pedal
Replies: 6
Views: 477

My accellerator 'creaked' when i first got it. It was also very stiff and therefore difficult to balance the revs for a smooth gear change. At the Indy's, whilst it was having something else done, they lubed both ends of the accellerator cable, which helped a little, but after a month or so, it star...
by trickyb
Mon 18 Jun, 2007 16:57
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strong Strut - possible group buy?
Replies: 73
Views: 7041

Mine's the whole thing. They didn't send the brace until the new rings were fitted at their end.

Strange how some came straight through and others have been caught.
by trickyb
Sun 17 Jun, 2007 16:47
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: What's this bit do?
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Paul,

You got far too much time on your hands, mate. :P

Richard
by trickyb
Sat 16 Jun, 2007 17:45
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strong Strut - possible group buy?
Replies: 73
Views: 7041

Mine looks like it's stuck in Coventry with HM Customs.

How's that for being born under a bad sign?

Just filling out the forms to get it released. Any idea how much customs duty and VAT comes to on a £215 item?

Bugger
by trickyb
Sat 02 Jun, 2007 11:15
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Thought I'd stick on a few pics of my coupe...
Replies: 13
Views: 1622

I saw that exact car in our local dealers last week.

Beautiful.

I always liked pheonix, and it looks great on the coupe. Nice.
by trickyb
Tue 22 May, 2007 11:01
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Peak (camera) District
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

You didn't have the helicopter after you then? On some of the roads round there there are signs to say that helicopters are used for speed checks! :shock: I've seen that one. I've never laughed so hard. Don't worry. Unless the sun's a shinin', and all is well, and there isn't an 'a' in the month, t...
by trickyb
Sat 19 May, 2007 13:14
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strong Strut - possible group buy?
Replies: 73
Views: 7041

Had contact from Paul @ Strong Strut yesterday

My brace has been delayed due to manufacturing problems (as mentioned by Alfie in email), and could be another 2 weeks :(
by trickyb
Wed 16 May, 2007 17:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: how fast am I?
Replies: 20
Views: 1046

Marco,

According to figures i saw (admittedly, some time ago) it's about 7.7 secs on a good run.
by trickyb
Wed 16 May, 2007 17:55
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Some pics in the sun
Replies: 10
Views: 1332

Very nice. I do like those wheels.

Wonder if they'll fit on my zed... :?:
by trickyb
Mon 23 Apr, 2007 09:53
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Angel Eyes Fitted!!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 4458

I've been tempted by this mod ever since joining the forum - it's not the price or the travelling to see Ben, i've just always been concerned by two little things... anyone. 1/ Do the eyes interfere with the headlight beam, reduce it or change the angle re MOT? I know the colour's different, we've b...
by trickyb
Sat 31 Mar, 2007 09:59
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Okay So I Post On Here When....
Replies: 14
Views: 720

Re: Okay So I Post On Here When....

Straight_Six wrote:... i see two young lads (about 7/8) looking around at me and the car.
So the age of Golf drivers hasn't gone up any. The 12/14 yrs seen to prefer corsa's around here.

Nice story.
by trickyb
Thu 29 Mar, 2007 15:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Any advice for a track day novice?
Replies: 42
Views: 1223

Chris, It's well worth asking the 'professional' to show you around the track and gice you some pointers (that's if the organisers have an experienced driver there) Also, it's usually possible to identify the idiots at the briefing as they don't pay any attention. THey'll then go onto the track and ...
by trickyb
Mon 26 Mar, 2007 12:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: still got wind (noise) problems
Replies: 15
Views: 1172

Robert T wrote:... I had a good go at drowning my wife at the jetwash the other day. Never a good idea to point the lance at the edge of the glass! Oops! :lol:
Are you telling me you don't make her get out and wash it, Rob?
by trickyb
Fri 23 Mar, 2007 15:48
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Z4 3.0si Coupe
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Nice.
by trickyb
Thu 15 Mar, 2007 10:43
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: What's the term for a group of Zed's...
Replies: 29
Views: 1600

Oxford - you've got far too much time on your hands.
by trickyb
Thu 15 Mar, 2007 09:59
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: What's the term for a group of Zed's...
Replies: 29
Views: 1600

So far, i have to say the "CLUTCH of ZEDs" is a winner.
by trickyb
Wed 14 Mar, 2007 16:33
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: What's the term for a group of Zed's...
Replies: 29
Views: 1600

What's the term for a group of Zed's...

So, out today with hood down. Lovely drive through the Pennines, over the A62 into Yorkshire, and i must have seen 7 Zed's... 1/ Silver Z3 with hard top on - scandellous - On very tight road from Slaithwaite to Outlane (they'll know) 2/ Lovely Oxford II Z3 at Ikea, Leeds (need a new kitchen) 3/ Sky ...
by trickyb
Wed 14 Mar, 2007 16:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hi all, Bought a Z3 this week - Have a big smile on my face
Replies: 28
Views: 1029

I'm sure someone will correct me if i'm wrong, but i wasn't aware BMW did the clear indicators as part of special editions... Anyone? Re the fact that an 'M' was on it, and with the K&N, i'd have to suggest someone did a little go at modding. There'll be people on here who spit at the idea of the 'M...