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by felix
Wed 01 Jul, 2020 10:15
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 51
Views: 15109

Re: Red Z1 for sale

Looks like the ex-WD car didn't sell.
by felix
Wed 24 Jun, 2020 11:37
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 51
Views: 15109

Re: Red Z1 for sale

pingu wrote:
Wed 24 Jun, 2020 11:22
an exported car can be reimported and become "clean".
I know of a long-defunct Caterham specialist who used to "wash" Q plate Caterhams through NI. I think he had friends in the right places and they were registered on NI reg numbers without ever leaving England. :-o :shock:
by felix
Wed 24 Jun, 2020 09:48
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 51
Views: 15109

Re: Red Z1 for sale

I would like to make it clear that I have no firsthand knowledge of the ex-WD Z1 and am not making any statements or accusations of its condition... It is entirely possible to put an insurance write-off that wasn't properly recorded back on the road with just an MOT. The UK MOT just checks a prescri...
by felix
Tue 23 Jun, 2020 16:28
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 51
Views: 15109

Re: Red Z1 for sale

Interesting comment on FB about that car: "De Reyghere Emmanuel wheeler deelers is just fake, it was my car who they bought and restored, but in the program itself, they lied a lot and did not tell the truth about the past of the car. The car could legally not drive on the road again because the cha...
by felix
Fri 19 Jun, 2020 11:10
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 51
Views: 15109

Re: Red Z1 for sale

bluejay wrote:
Thu 18 Jun, 2020 12:07
Is it my impression or are prices going down again?
I think UK prices are lower than on the continent. My guess is that the car will struggle to reach £30K.
by felix
Fri 10 Apr, 2020 07:34
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What are your Covid 19 Z1 related isolation projects ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3107

Re: What are your Covid 19 Z1 related isolation projects ?

MrClaptrap wrote:
Mon 23 Mar, 2020 16:43
The Boot doesn't seem to be connected to the central locking at all.
Have a look at https://z1z1.de/frames/z1-zubehoer_fs.html or https://translate.google.co.uk/translat ... er_fs.html
by felix
Fri 10 Apr, 2020 07:31
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Digital Clock
Replies: 1
Views: 948

Re: Digital Clock

In case you haven't already seen this thread - https://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtop ... =4&t=46109
by felix
Tue 24 Mar, 2020 06:53
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Carbon Pin for horn
Replies: 7
Views: 1460

Re: Carbon Pin for horn

What I found on mine was that the pin was binding and the spring couldn't overcome the friction. I can't remember what I did - might have sanded it down very slightly and/or lubricated it. That seemed to have cured it.
by felix
Thu 12 Mar, 2020 04:32
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: LED Lights
Replies: 5
Views: 3030

Re: LED Lights

The Z1 has a somewhat unique flasher relay. This mofication should do the trick - https://zroadster.org/threads/modified-led-indicator-relays-how-to.15927/ (go to post 73 for the pdf) but I have yet to try it. The relay is located inside the steering column covering so the steering wheel needs to co...
by felix
Thu 12 Mar, 2020 04:24
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Techno Classica, Essen
Replies: 8
Views: 4153

Re: Techno Classica, Essen

Finally officially postponed to tbd.
by felix
Mon 09 Mar, 2020 00:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Techno Classica, Essen
Replies: 8
Views: 4153

Re: Techno Classica, Essen

I betting the show will be cancelled. A trade show booked for 10-13 at the Messe Essen has been postponed to the autumn. The German Minister for Health has said today organizers of events with more than 1,000 participants should call them off and ""Consider also what in your daily life is so importa...
by felix
Thu 05 Mar, 2020 15:21
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Techno Classica, Essen
Replies: 8
Views: 4153

Re: Techno Classica, Essen

Likewise, expect to be there Thursday and Friday, coronavirus notwithstanding. The Geneva motor show was cancelled; will the Techno Classica go ahead? Latest update is dated 26 Feb. http://siha.de/tce_images/Corona-gb-TCE ... 6feb20.pdf
by felix
Tue 28 Jan, 2020 14:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 51
Views: 15109

Re: Red Z1 for sale

bluejay wrote:
Tue 28 Jan, 2020 14:42
The above numberplate is for a 3 series BMW though....
It wouldn't be the first error in the DVLA database.
by felix
Tue 28 Jan, 2020 14:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 51
Views: 15109

Re: Red Z1 for sale

by felix
Tue 28 Jan, 2020 14:24
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Hard starting?
Replies: 26
Views: 7925

Re: Hard starting?

Can you post a photo of what they fitted?
by felix
Tue 28 Jan, 2020 14:21
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 51
Views: 15109

Re: Red Z1 for sale

Pretty sure the reg on that green one is H396 HKJ. MOT history is OK but loads of advisories that don't tie in with "It has been fully maintained and serviced regardless of cost throughout the years with a huge file encompassing every single invoice since 1997. The condition of this car is truly rem...
by felix
Thu 16 Jan, 2020 22:13
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Hard starting?
Replies: 26
Views: 7925

Re: Hard starting?

Hi Robert, do you have a part number for the non-return valve that was replaced? I would have guessed that it's part of the fuel pump or very near to the pump at the tank end of the car.
by felix
Mon 13 Jan, 2020 13:48
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Hard starting?
Replies: 26
Views: 7925

Re: Hard starting?

I'm sure I sound like a broken record to some/most but.... has the fuel pressure been tested? A fuel pressure gauge can identify issues with the pump, the non-return valve and the fuel pressure regulator. I have read of a few fuel pressure regulator internal failures quite possibly caused by ethanol...
by felix
Fri 13 Dec, 2019 08:17
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Hard starting?
Replies: 26
Views: 7925

Re: Hard starting?

Finally you’re catching on. Nor does the Z1 have a check engine light that some E30s have so you can’t do the stomp test either.
by felix
Thu 12 Dec, 2019 14:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Hard starting?
Replies: 26
Views: 7925

Re: Hard starting?

To the best of my knowledge you can’t actually get any useful information from that diagnostic connector. You can reset the service indicator in a conventional E30 as was as resetting airbag and ABS lights but in the Z1 the connector is pretty much of no value. Happy to be proven wrong. If you read ...
by felix
Thu 12 Dec, 2019 13:57
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Hard starting?
Replies: 26
Views: 7925

Re: Hard starting?

A code reader won't be of much use - the Z1's ECU predates the OBD era.
by felix
Sun 17 Nov, 2019 09:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS: M52TU DISA valve
Replies: 2
Views: 2603

Re: FS: M52TU DISA valve

Sorry, sold it via eBay a few months ago; forgot that I had listed it here as well. I do have a few other bits; please let me know if they’re of interest: 12 14 7 539 165 genuine BMW intake camshaft position sensor fits M52TU and M54 engines £70 12 14 1 709 616 Genuine BMW crankshaft position sensor...
by felix
Sun 08 Sep, 2019 12:27
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: White Smoke
Replies: 4
Views: 2930

Re: White Smoke

It's not unusual particularly as the weather cools. Water vapour is a normal part of a petrol engine's exhaust; when the exhaust system and engine are cool the vapour is able to condense in the exhaust system and is visible from the tail pipe for a short time after start up. Assuming your coolant le...
by felix
Mon 02 Sep, 2019 13:22
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Hard starting?
Replies: 26
Views: 7925

Re: Hard starting?

Have you actually checked it or do you just believe it to be OK because the car started fine over the summer?

For an engine to start and run it needs fuel, spark and compression. When fault finding it's best to make a minimum number of assumptions but just to start checking things methodically.
by felix
Mon 02 Sep, 2019 12:32
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Hard starting?
Replies: 26
Views: 7925

Re: Hard starting?

Check the fuel pressure?
by felix
Wed 05 Jun, 2019 15:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Blinkers won’t go off
Replies: 4
Views: 2042

Re: Blinkers won’t go off

Or an alarm system that's been triggered?
by felix
Tue 09 Apr, 2019 10:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS: M52TU DISA valve
Replies: 2
Views: 2603

FS: M52TU DISA valve

** now sold ** to sell - a new, unused DISA valve for the M52TU engines, BMW part number 11 61 1 440 049. Bought from the main dealer but never used/needed. £130 plus postage or collection from SE Hants. https://i.postimg.cc/bsxBtWbd/IMG-0404.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/HrTP4z4z/IMG-0405.jpg ** now sol...
by felix
Tue 19 Mar, 2019 14:05
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 tour 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 2703

Z1 tour 2019

Hello all, I'm helping Jamal with gauging the level of interest in some sort of Z1 tour in 2019. Some of you will have seen an email from him but as there were few responses I thought it was worth putting it out here onto the forum to see where we should go with this. We have kicked around 3 ideas: ...
by felix
Sat 23 Feb, 2019 12:44
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 51
Views: 15109

Re: Red Z1 for sale

One thought I had about the side repeaters - given they're right by the edge of the wheel arch have they been mounted in such a way that no holes needed drilling in the wing?
by felix
Fri 07 Sep, 2018 07:43
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Rear Lights
Replies: 23
Views: 7073

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 13:44
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Pirelli 225.45.16
Replies: 10
Views: 3681

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 17:31
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Unwanted rumble
Replies: 21
Views: 4429

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 16:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW Z1 30th Birthday Tour - 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1916

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 18:58
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Where next?
Replies: 5
Views: 1451

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 18:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Unwanted rumble
Replies: 21
Views: 4429

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 18:50
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Unwanted rumble
Replies: 21
Views: 4429

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 15:35
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMWCC 2018 Z1 Tour - Jurassic Coast
Replies: 44
Views: 11448

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 09:10
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Anybody know what wheels these are?
Replies: 188
Views: 26057

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 10:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Anybody know what wheels these are?
Replies: 188
Views: 26057

Re: Anybody know what wheels these are?

Welcome back!!

What tyre widths are you running front and rear?
by felix
Tue 15 May, 2018 15:00
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Two oil filters on a Z1?
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

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 20:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cabriodesign.nl
Replies: 24
Views: 5136

Re: Cabriodesign.nl

You set them up; we knock them in!
by felix
Sun 29 Apr, 2018 11:59
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 fs at auction
Replies: 7
Views: 2318

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 12:08
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cabriodesign.nl
Replies: 24
Views: 5136

Re: Cabriodesign.nl

Pat Slade wrote:
Thu 26 Apr, 2018 08:41
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 19:42
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Manifold heat shields Z1
Replies: 17
Views: 7137

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 11:37
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 fs at auction
Replies: 7
Views: 2318

Re: Z1 fs at auction

And 18,000 miles from new? Really?
by felix
Sat 31 Mar, 2018 12:35
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 fs at auction
Replies: 7
Views: 2318

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: 51
Views: 15109

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: 51
Views: 15109

Re: Red Z1 for sale

That blue one is a bit fishy - €20K while the cheapest one on mobile.de is roughly €35K?