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by Robert T
Tue 13 Jun, 2006 16:53
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: A Bit Of Rain
Replies: 5
Views: 370

I see the pets have washed away/swum off :wink:
by Robert T
Mon 12 Jun, 2006 19:30
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Scratches That Scratch X Can't Remove.
Replies: 7
Views: 1212

I tried ScratchX on my bonnet, which has a couple of pretty deep scratches in the laquer, but although I may have reduced them, they have not gone yet. The info on the tube was not tremendously useful - can anyone point me at some info on getting the best out of this stuff. Thanks.
by Robert T
Mon 12 Jun, 2006 19:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Strange noise from under bonnet with ignition on
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Thanks Andy. I just had another look at RealOem.com and the diagram of the Throttle Housing Assembly shows the ICV quite clearly. Now I've got my head around the orientation of the diagram, I can see that it bears more than a passing resemblance to what I'm looking at. Also, the connector is in the ...
by Robert T
Mon 12 Jun, 2006 18:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Which is the best insurance company to use to insure my Z3
Replies: 22
Views: 677

I should have pointed out that online was the cheapest way with Admiral, but I doubt you will be able to fill everything in on the web. I had to give them a call after fillin in most of the details.
by Robert T
Mon 12 Jun, 2006 18:28
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: The World of BMW Service (recommended dealers)
Replies: 72
Views: 36156

I would thoroughly recommend Bateman BMW, Grange-over-sands, Cumbria . I bought my Z3 from them new and take it to them for all major servicing. I live 90 miles away, but my dad has been a loyal customer for about the last 25 years and they have always been good. Compared to what I have read on here...
by Robert T
Mon 12 Jun, 2006 18:18
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Personal Number plates
Replies: 35
Views: 2398

My parents bought me a personalised plate when I got my Z. I deliberately went for one that is not so obvious - actual reg year, my favourite number and my initials - to most people it will read like an ordinary plate - only those that know my initials or know that numbers 1-20 are now only issued t...
by Robert T
Mon 12 Jun, 2006 18:08
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: How hot does it have to be to go topless?
Replies: 27
Views: 927

Once the frosts are gone and the hardtop comes off, the roof goes down, even if I have to put the heater on. It only stays up if it's wet or I'm on the motorway for any distance. I love being able to listen to the world, oh and that lovely burble of the exhaust :D It got a tad warm sitting in traffi...
by Robert T
Mon 12 Jun, 2006 17:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Which is the best insurance company to use to insure my Z3
Replies: 22
Views: 677

I only have the one car (my Z), so I can't comment on insuring multiple cars, but I too am with Admiral. I decided to protect my hard-earned no-claims bonus and Direct Line (whom I had been with for years) wanted an extra £100 for it. Admiral only wanted about £30 for guarenteed no-claims, with the ...
by Robert T
Mon 12 Jun, 2006 17:53
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Newbie to forum, but had my Z3 for 7 years...
Replies: 4
Views: 1085

Thanks for your kind thoughts. I missed driving her and it was even more frustrating to be able to look at her but not to drive her. I've been back behind the wheel for about 15 months and loving every minute. I've been out in her almost every day, top down, for the last week (since I took the hardt...
by Robert T
Mon 12 Jun, 2006 13:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Staw Poll, Need Your Advice M Gills
Replies: 79
Views: 3233

Don't want to be a spoil-sport, but....even with the ///M badge removed, you're still 'pinching' one of the strongest visual definitions of the ///M Roadster and putting it on a car that isn't. I'm dubious. I have an ///M steering wheel and gear knob in my 1.9 (it came with them from new!), and I l...
by Robert T
Mon 12 Jun, 2006 12:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW alarm
Replies: 13
Views: 681

The alarm will draw current all the time, and if the car is sat idle, then it will eventually drain the battery. This is what did for mine. The battery was fine when the car was being used every day, and would restart the car after a decent run, but after a few days it wouldn't even turn the engine ...
by Robert T
Mon 12 Jun, 2006 12:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Quick question...:)
Replies: 2
Views: 173

I wouldn't have thought it would be an issue. Orange is probably the time to book a service, but when the red's come on it means that it wants servicing now. How many miles/much time have you done since the first red came on? Just so long as you haven't ignored the indicator for 20k! What warranty d...
by Robert T
Mon 12 Jun, 2006 12:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Strange noise from under bonnet with ignition on
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Strange noise from under bonnet with ignition on

I have a '99 1.9 (M44 engine) and I was checking my cars vitals the other day and decided to start the engine with the bonnet up. When I turned the ignition to position II, I got a continuous clickety noise like a transformer gone bad or something arcing over. It showed no signs of stopping after a ...
by Robert T
Mon 12 Jun, 2006 12:21
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Newbie to forum, but had my Z3 for 7 years...
Replies: 4
Views: 1085

Newbie to forum, but had my Z3 for 7 years...

...and I love her dearly. She's only done 25k as I wasn't well enough to drive her for 3 of those years, but I'm back on the road now, so watch out :D
by Robert T
Mon 12 Jun, 2006 12:18
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Any Z's from the Altrincham area?
Replies: 18
Views: 1238

Any Z's from the Altrincham area?

Hi, I'm a newbie to the board - I see a fair few Z3's and Z4's around Altrincham - would any of them be members of this board?
by Robert T
Mon 12 Jun, 2006 12:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Car wash
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Never ever ever put your Z3 through an automatic carwash, especially if you have metallic paint. I only take mine to a jet wash and give it some nice warm soapy water. I am still trying to get the scratches out of the bonnet where my mum kindly hand washed it for me when it was covered in paw prints...
by Robert T
Mon 12 Jun, 2006 11:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it worth buying a hard top for the zed
Replies: 46
Views: 2396

I have a hardtop for mine and it goes on for the coldest months. The main benefit is the heated rear screen, but it also offers added security and a bit of warmth. Makes me appreciate having the top down just as soon as it fairs up for 5mins! I'll admit storage is a pain - the dealer I bought it fro...