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by sfh3l
Mon 06 Jul, 2020 16:28
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Blaupunkt Bremen SQR 46 DAB
Replies: 14
Views: 1446

Re: Blaupunkt Bremen SQR 46 DAB

Pardon?
by sfh3l
Mon 06 Jul, 2020 16:24
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 51
Views: 15104

Re: Red Z1 for sale

Felix is indeed correct. I had cause to research this with my old M3 Sport Evo. The car was a Cat D under the old designations (stolen and recovered before I bought it) and carried that throughout its time with me. I sold it in 2009 and it was exported by the buyer to an excited new owner in Spain. ...
by sfh3l
Tue 31 Mar, 2020 15:40
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Fuel Hoses
Replies: 8
Views: 4803

Re: Fuel Hoses

Suggest you get cleaning Toni - that wheel arch space is filthy! Shame on you!

Just kidding. How many 30 year old cars are this fresh?
by sfh3l
Tue 31 Mar, 2020 15:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Carbon Pin for horn
Replies: 7
Views: 1460

Re: Carbon Pin for horn

Hmm. OK then. Good luck and I am sure someone like Ivor's done this on a Zettie by now?
by sfh3l
Tue 31 Mar, 2020 15:09
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Carbon Pin for horn
Replies: 7
Views: 1460

Re: Carbon Pin for horn

Does it in some way pull out the back? (I mean toward the front of the car as you drive)
by sfh3l
Tue 31 Mar, 2020 14:52
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: True or false ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Re: True or false ?

I'd go with false. My understanding was that the demand for production facilities for the 'new' E36 was so high that the Z1 became a casualty. Its production line was slow and inefficient in terms of use of space and number of cars + profit per car that it did turn out. The 3-er by comparison was bu...
by sfh3l
Tue 31 Mar, 2020 14:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Carbon Pin for horn
Replies: 7
Views: 1460

Re: Carbon Pin for horn

Hey Tony I have had this on my old CSL, which is as you say a question of drilling out the two rivets. Not got there on the Z1 yet as no need. However, from what you describe you are able to get it out and get to the spring. Is there anything to be gained by packing the spring end of things so the s...
by sfh3l
Wed 11 Mar, 2020 18:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: cam belt change
Replies: 18
Views: 5812

Re: cam belt change

Oh. I thought he was. May be not. That would be a shame.
by sfh3l
Tue 10 Mar, 2020 16:58
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: cam belt change
Replies: 18
Views: 5812

Re: cam belt change

(RKV Trading)
by sfh3l
Tue 10 Mar, 2020 16:58
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: cam belt change
Replies: 18
Views: 5812

Re: cam belt change

How far are you from Renee?
by sfh3l
Mon 02 Mar, 2020 20:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Ivor can you fix this???
Replies: 5
Views: 3318

Re: Ivor can you fix this???

Bueller? Bueller?
by sfh3l
Mon 02 Mar, 2020 20:51
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Possible Z1 Normandy Run, September 2020???
Replies: 2
Views: 2809

Re: Possible Z1 Normandy Run, September 2020???

Thank you Keith. I think we may now be running at SIX cars pour le voyage jolie
by sfh3l
Tue 07 Jan, 2020 18:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 51
Views: 15104

Re: Red Z1 for sale

....nothing worse than baggy bases....
by sfh3l
Mon 06 Jan, 2020 18:45
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Ivor can you fix this???
Replies: 5
Views: 3318

Re: Ivor can you fix this???

Car now showing as "Sold".... Interestingly, it appears to have been fitted with A/C (button shows in the dash picture and you can also see additional fan and what looks like a drier bottle in the frontal pic. Strange lower links at the back end too? I wonder whether it was bought for parts or to re...
by sfh3l
Mon 06 Jan, 2020 18:41
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 51
Views: 15104

Re: Red Z1 for sale

I'm late to this one, as I am to most things these days, but it looks a cracking little car to me. Paint and interior in great condition. I think I might have changed the brake fluid before the photos were shot though. That looks less like Chardonnay and more like Port! The car gets my vote though :-)
by sfh3l
Sun 05 Jan, 2020 16:35
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Possible Z1 Normandy Run, September 2020???
Replies: 2
Views: 2809

Possible Z1 Normandy Run, September 2020???

OK Gang, a very Happy New Year to you all! I think we may have the bare bones of a potential trip to France next year if you fancy coming along? I've found accommodation that can manage up to 10 couples in the Normandy area and I have already booked crossings, as have Pat Slade, Keith Reid & Rob Nor...
by sfh3l
Sun 05 Jan, 2020 15:52
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 - Oil cooler access
Replies: 3
Views: 2049

Re: Z1 - Oil cooler access

Hi Jamal, I replaced the oil cooler pipes on my E36 M3 a while back and, apart from the connections to the cooler itself being pretty crusty, it was easy enough to get it out and freed. You wouldn't need the bumper off, just the undertray. I would replace pipes and cooler together for peace of mind ...
by sfh3l
Tue 03 Dec, 2019 17:41
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Ivor can you fix this???
Replies: 5
Views: 3318

Re: Ivor can you fix this???

Ivor can fix pretty much anything, but what a sad little car this is - with the added hassle and price of shipping from HK. I hope someone saves it...
by sfh3l
Tue 03 Dec, 2019 17:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Terrible, Terrible news. Passing of our friend Udo Pott
Replies: 4
Views: 1836

Re: Terrible, Terrible news. Passing of our friend Udo Pott

It's awful - just awful.

Let that be a lesson, if we needed one. Get out there and enjoy life!
by sfh3l
Sun 29 Sep, 2019 10:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: White Smoke
Replies: 4
Views: 2930

Re: White Smoke

Yup. It's quite a big exhaust system and takes some heating up. While it is warming, your hot exhaust gasses cool and condense, rather like a domestic condensing boiler and you get the whispy steam as a result. I have had a head gasket go in an oily way on a car (not my Z1) and it is like a Formula ...
by sfh3l
Sun 29 Sep, 2019 09:59
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW Z1 Register (Cars From All Countries Welcome)
Replies: 84
Views: 63504

Re: BMW Z1 Register (Cars From All Countries Welcome)

Just realised I'm not on here!
ALO5486 - Traumschwartz/Camo and pretty standard German market car really. Mine for the past 12 years or so. Now with Boxster 986 front calipers, 312mm front discs, E38 master cylinder and braided hoses. Goes like a Zettie an stops like a Porker :D
by sfh3l
Mon 29 Jul, 2019 07:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Manifold heat shields Z1
Replies: 17
Views: 7137

Re: Manifold heat shields Z1

That's a job well done! Great idea too if it avoids messing with 30 year old studs in the head and all the attendant hassle they bring.

Great to see you all on Saturday, despite the very un-Zed like weather.
by sfh3l
Sun 13 Jan, 2019 09:20
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Brakes??
Replies: 13
Views: 4432

Re: Brakes??

👍
by sfh3l
Sat 12 Jan, 2019 12:35
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Pirelli 225.45.16
Replies: 10
Views: 3681

Re: Pirelli 225.45.16

I tend to agree with Felix Re Pirelli. Never really liked any of their tyres that I’ve had. Used P700-z on my old CRX and they were ok but every time I’ve had a bmw with them fitted they have been a disappointment. Toyo T1-R is a great tyre for the money but not too strong in wet and greasy conditio...
by sfh3l
Sat 12 Jan, 2019 12:28
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: This could be an entertaining thread
Replies: 2
Views: 2491

Re: This could be an entertaining thread

Hmmmmm

9 seconds? More like 7, but who staid journalism had to be based on fact?
by sfh3l
Sat 12 Jan, 2019 12:24
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Power Steering Pump vs common M20 pumps
Replies: 1
Views: 1980

Re: Z1 Power Steering Pump vs common M20 pumps

Hi Alex,
It could be something as simple as one of the take-offs being bent in a different direction or longer/shorter? If the repair kit is common then it would imply the internals must be very similar or identical. Is it the lhd E30 pump you’re looking at?
by sfh3l
Wed 08 Aug, 2018 19:05
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW Z1 30th Birthday Tour - 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1916

Re: BMW Z1 30th Birthday Tour - 2019

I'd be up for that, along with sfh3- elle :-)
by sfh3l
Wed 08 Aug, 2018 18:58
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Brakes??
Replies: 13
Views: 4432

Re: Brakes??

Hi Chaps, I did indeed fit Boxster front calipers to my car. It was easy enough really, with care being needed around the bracketry. I had already fitted a 7-series master cylinder to my car and braided hoses. Having tried a number of different pads, I decided to go for Brembo, as it felt as if the ...
by sfh3l
Mon 04 Jun, 2018 16:51
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMWCC 2018 Z1 Tour - Jurassic Coast
Replies: 44
Views: 11447

Re: BMWCC 2018 Z1 Tour - Jurassic Coast

Well done Jamal! That was indeed a fun weekend and all went really well. Thanks for organising it. Thanks to all who made it down to Dorset and made the trip the great time that it was. The cars are great - the company even better.

OK - where can we go next time ?!?
by sfh3l
Wed 30 May, 2018 21:21
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMWCC 2018 Z1 Tour - Jurassic Coast
Replies: 44
Views: 11447

Re: BMWCC 2018 Z1 Tour - Jurassic Coast

Excellent!
by sfh3l
Mon 23 Apr, 2018 15:59
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Manifold heat shields Z1
Replies: 17
Views: 7137

Re: Manifold heat shields

Good to see you too TJS. I'm glad the nuts are OK and I agree re the shields. In any case, I reckon you'd need a licenced asbestos removal contractor in to do it for you.....

Got as far as Chuny-sur-Semois, Belgium in one piece in the 911. Oh ye of little faith !:-)!
by sfh3l
Wed 18 Apr, 2018 07:42
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Manifold heat shields Z1
Replies: 17
Views: 7137

Re: Manifold heat shields

[/quote] OCD is usually triggered by the 'visible', so as the gasket isn't the issue, and its the heatshield that bugs you out, cut away the shield leaving the gaskets in situ. Cut a new gasket leaving the shield, combine the 2 with an invisible join, no more OCD. After 28 years and 30k miles, I wou...
by sfh3l
Tue 17 Apr, 2018 10:28
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Manifold heat shields Z1
Replies: 17
Views: 7137

Re: Manifold heat shields

My coolant always goes down when cold and up to the line when warm :-) The studs do have a tendency to break, as well as unwinding themselves occasionally. I have not long ago done all of this on my 318is, where the manifold was cracked and needed welding. I got it off and removed all the studs to r...
by sfh3l
Tue 17 Apr, 2018 10:20
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMWCC 2018 Z1 Tour - Jurassic Coast
Replies: 44
Views: 11447

Re: BMWCC 2018 Z1 Tour - Jurassic Coast

We are "in" for two nights. Out in the Zed on Sunday to see GG and Pat and it was fun. A shame about the rain . Just wanted to mention to Jamal and ask whether there was a plan for dinner for those who will be there on Friday or whether it might be a good idea for me to do a bit of research and book...
by sfh3l
Sun 04 Jun, 2017 19:16
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 12354

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

Well done Jamal on organising the weekend. You even managed to keep the weather good for us! I got rained on during my homeward leg and also the trip across on Saturday, but not while we were there. Mind you, that bloody hangar was like a fridge! You are all a great bunch of lads and it was good to ...
by sfh3l
Tue 02 May, 2017 11:12
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 12354

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

Cheers Jamal,

I've now booked the event with the Club and also booked my hotel accommodation to suit. As seems to be the case increasingly these days "joy is only an MOT away".....
by sfh3l
Thu 16 Feb, 2017 16:19
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 12354

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

June 3rd/4th is perfect :-)
by sfh3l
Tue 14 Feb, 2017 20:25
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: cam belt change
Replies: 18
Views: 5812

Re: cam belt change

Hi Pat, The Porker inevitably takes a bit more coolant, with its triple radiators and lots of water pipes from back to front layout (my 911 runs with no coolant and never gets hot :D ). I guess also that they are making a fair bit out of the job, which can't be easy, given the need to drain down com...
by sfh3l
Tue 14 Feb, 2017 19:21
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: cam belt change
Replies: 18
Views: 5812

Re: cam belt change

Following the manual involves removing the bottom hose, which comes across the front of the cam belt cover and does rather get in the way of the job. The Z1 has a metal pipe too that bolts to the front. Manual says remove both to make room, but if you are careful you can move them out of the way and...
by sfh3l
Tue 14 Feb, 2017 18:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: cam belt change
Replies: 18
Views: 5812

Re: cam belt change

Did mine last winter BrianBZ1. Little bugger though the job is, I can't bring myself to stray past the 48 months, which seems to go by in a flash. I am trying to remember, but I think I've done mine 3 or 4 times now. I replaced the water pump this time, as a precaution, given that it is the original...
by sfh3l
Tue 14 Feb, 2017 18:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 12354

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

Jet has kindly pointed out that if I am to join you on the technical day, I should at least introduce myself first (thank you Jet). Firstly, a pre-Christmas rush of blood is how I came to join the Z1 owners group. I'd fancied them since university, saw one for sale at Munich Legends and managed to ...
by sfh3l
Tue 14 Feb, 2017 18:44
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 12354

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

Hi Chaps and sorry for being late onto this post. It has been a while since my last confession :-) I cannot do May 20th, as we are out of the country. Other than the week immediately following that (not back yet) and the Le Mans 24 dates June 15th to 19th inclusive, I would move heaven and earth to ...
by sfh3l
Sun 08 Jan, 2017 15:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Bicester Scramble
Replies: 10
Views: 3208

Re: Bicester Scramble

Sorry guys, I had hoped to get to Bicester, but didn't buy any ticket in advance, as I knew I had a stack of bits to do instead and it was just as well. Glad it was worth going to though. Best wishes to one and all.
by sfh3l
Sun 01 Jan, 2017 17:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1s Spotted at BMW Centenary Celebrations September 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1487

Re: Z1s Spotted at BMW Centenary Celebrations September 2016

I was there in the CSL and can confirm no Z1's were part of that group. Great tour though :-) Nice pics Steve.

Happy New Year to one and all!!!!
by sfh3l
Sat 17 Dec, 2016 14:32
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Limited Edition Roadster
Replies: 11
Views: 4008

Re: Limited Edition Roadster

Yup, that one will do for me Toni :-)

Merry Christmas everyone and look forward to arsing about with you in 2017 !
by sfh3l
Mon 15 Aug, 2016 17:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 6907

Re: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016

Just wanted to thank Ivor and Chris for the excellent route for the Saturday drive. It was lovely to catch up with you all and nice to meet Steve and Richard in the other older car. We didn't disgrace ourselves, despite being 20 years older than you young whippersnapper Z1 lot :-) Take care everyone...
by sfh3l
Mon 08 Aug, 2016 16:31
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 6907

Re: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016

Why's that Jet?
by sfh3l
Tue 02 Aug, 2016 16:16
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 6907

Re: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016

Hi Chris,

Can you put us down for two full englishes please, no veggie nastiness? :-)

Looking forward to seeing everyone
by sfh3l
Sun 24 Jul, 2016 11:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 6907

Re: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016

Looks as if I might have started a trend :-) Not like me ?