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by ChrisS
Fri 01 Jan, 2021 13:21
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cannot get into my Z1!!
Replies: 20
Views: 2788

Re: Cannot get into my Z1!!

Happy New Year, y'all, The inevitable has happened. I usually park the Z1 in my garage with the driver's door down. On my last trip a few days before Christmas, it rained, so I parked with the roof up and doors closed. Now, I can't get into the car; the alarm system has gone into sleep mode and the ...
by ChrisS
Wed 19 Aug, 2020 14:14
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Half shaft
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

Re: Half shaft

My car has now done 155,000 km so it could really be anything. The CV boots, both inner and outer, are in good order, so I didn't think the CV joints themselves could fail. The noise is just a crack when you start off or transfer weight on roundabouts. Do I assume correctly that the "repair kit bell...
by ChrisS
Thu 13 Aug, 2020 22:15
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Half shaft
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

Re: Half shaft

Yes. The right moves a little, to accommodate suspension movement. The right moves more and the creaky rattle is annoying.
by ChrisS
Thu 13 Aug, 2020 17:42
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Half shaft
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

Half shaft

When I start driving, I get a crunch noise after a few inches of movement, like driving over a plastic cup. It makes the same noise when the weight shifts going round roundabouts. I had the car up on a ramp and could feel that the half shaft on the driver's side moves laterally. There appears to be ...
by ChrisS
Tue 07 Jul, 2020 00:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Blaupunkt Bremen SQR 46 DAB
Replies: 15
Views: 3448

Re: Blaupunkt Bremen SQR 46 DAB

My car came with a Nakamichi head unit that looks suitably retro but it has an ipod connection. Having removed it to replace the lighting for the heater controls! I still haven't managed to press it hard enough against the cat's cradle of cabling in the dash to get it reliably seated. Meanwhile, I'm...
by ChrisS
Sun 03 Nov, 2019 11:19
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: My new Zed was Eddie Irvines & some questions
Replies: 7
Views: 3690

Re: My new Zed was Eddie Irvines & some questions

Ten years since I bought this car from Kilsh and I've only just seen this post. I think he must have repaired or replaced the centre console nubuck and the seat bolsters haven't got any worse during my ten year tenure. The repair I had done to the hood isn't invisible but does 'discourage' the fabri...
by ChrisS
Tue 14 May, 2019 23:01
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Silverstone Classic - Parade Lap anyone?
Replies: 7
Views: 3022

Re: Silverstone Classic - Parade Lap anyone?

I hadn't really considered going this year, but this is starting to change my mind.
by ChrisS
Sun 14 Apr, 2019 09:50
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 tour 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 3122

Re: Z1 tour 2019

I haven't looked at zroadster for some weeks, and hadn't picked up the recent correspondence. How about meeting on the weekend of 31/8 - 1/9? We could finish up on Sunday morning at this: https://classicmotorhub.com/shop/german-coffee-and-classics-at-the-hub-september-1st-2019/ I've already mentione...
by ChrisS
Sat 23 Feb, 2019 21:12
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 56
Views: 22703

Re: Red Z1 for sale

It had spent much of its life on Bermuda. The intention with the side repeaters was to leave no holes. There is, however, a big crack in the usual place in the driver's side panel. It's going to live on Corfu. I suppose the number plate will be superfluous once it's there.
by ChrisS
Mon 11 Feb, 2019 12:10
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 56
Views: 22703

Re: Red Z1 for sale

I can't find the Z1 on their site this morning so I phoned them. They confirm that it has sold but that they have another Z1 coming in and will contact me on its arrival. This would also make a good stop-off place on a future Cotswold tour. [/quote] I have indeed got the Z1 out to run local errands ...
by ChrisS
Mon 11 Feb, 2019 12:00
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 56
Views: 22703

Re: Red Z1 for sale

I can't find the Z1 on their site this morning so I phoned them. They confirm that it has sold but that they have another Z1 coming in and will contact me on its arrival. This would also make a good stop-off place on a future Cotswold tour.
by ChrisS
Mon 11 Feb, 2019 00:12
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 56
Views: 22703

Re: Red Z1 for sale

That ad is now listed as having been rejected by Pistonheads. Perhaps I should go and have a look since it's less than 20 miles from home.
by ChrisS
Sat 05 Jan, 2019 11:40
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Sunday Scramble
Replies: 0
Views: 3261

Sunday Scramble

Anyone else going to Bicester Heritage tomorrow for the first Sunday meet of the year? I'll take the Z1 and have been invited into the site, rather than remaining beyond the pale in the club area.
by ChrisS
Wed 06 Jun, 2018 10:29
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Where next?
Replies: 5
Views: 1769

Where next?

During the most enjoyable Jurassic tour, there was discussion of where to go next and a tentative suggestion of taking Z1s back to the factory that produced them. But where were they built? There was some doubt. To settle the issue, here's BMW'S VIN decoder. The 11th character determines the factory...
by ChrisS
Mon 04 Jun, 2018 13:45
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMWCC 2018 Z1 Tour - Jurassic Coast
Replies: 44
Views: 14171

Re: BMWCC 2018 Z1 Tour - Jurassic Coast

Thank you again, Jamal, for organising a great weekend - an unusual and interesting venue, astoundingly well-surfaced roads (apart from the obvious), engaging activities, good food and above all, great company. It was a masterstroke to use the cars to get to the activities, rather than just driving ...
by ChrisS
Tue 22 May, 2018 16:23
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMWCC 2018 Z1 Tour - Jurassic Coast
Replies: 44
Views: 14171

Re: BMWCC 2018 Z1 Tour - Jurassic Coast

I'm also there for two nights. The Eight Kings in Portland looks good and is well reviewed (possibly by the manager's extended family) on TripAdvisor.
How many of us will be there on Friday 1st?
by ChrisS
Tue 22 May, 2018 16:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Oil
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Re: Oil

Gear change when cold since filling with Redline MTL is certainly easier and smoother. There doesn't seem to be any disadvantage when the gearbox is hot.
by ChrisS
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 00:29
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Ticking noise
Replies: 4
Views: 1933

Re: Ticking noise

It's not tappets. It's not related to engine speed and I hear tappets a bit anyway when the engine is cold. This clicking sounds more like a relay but only manifests itself on the overrun so I can't replicate it with the bonnet open and the car stationary. I'm going to Devon at the weekend, so I'll ...
by ChrisS
Sun 18 Feb, 2018 15:52
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Ticking noise
Replies: 4
Views: 1933

Ticking noise

Anyone know what the ticking noise might be? Only seems to start when the engine is really warm, during a journey and when slowing down, on the overrun. Also, when the engine is warm, the horn doesn't work, though I can't tell if this starts to fail at the same time as the ticking begins. I can't se...
by ChrisS
Wed 11 Oct, 2017 10:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMWCC 2018 Z1 Tour - Jurassic Coast
Replies: 44
Views: 14171

Re: BMWCC 2018 Z1 Tour - Jurassic Coast

Already in my diary. And a great area to drive in. Looking forward to seeing the pre-production Z1 featured on the elegant poster :)
by ChrisS
Mon 04 Sep, 2017 22:42
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 For Sale
Replies: 21
Views: 6761

Re: Z1 For Sale

Do we know F331 DRN? Urgrün with grey nubuck and camouflage. 51000 miles. Features in the next CCA auction. My neighbour just sent me details. If anyone was in the market door a Z1, it would be worth a look.
by ChrisS
Fri 28 Jul, 2017 23:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cotswold Driveout August 12th? - CANCELLED
Replies: 15
Views: 4024

Re: Cotswold Driveout August 12th?

Looks like four cars, so far. Am I right Jamal?
by ChrisS
Tue 18 Jul, 2017 23:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cotswold Driveout August 12th? - CANCELLED
Replies: 15
Views: 4024

Re: Cotswold Driveout August 12th?

I imagine people who live further away will stay over Saturday night at the Ettington Park Hotel to attend the BMW festival at Gaydon on the following day. I won't be staying because I have another activity to attend on Sunday. I'm going to recce the proposed route in the Z1 tomorrow. It will certai...
by ChrisS
Fri 14 Jul, 2017 21:52
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cotswold Driveout August 12th? - CANCELLED
Replies: 15
Views: 4024

Re: Cotswold Driveout August 12th?

Definitely couples if couples want to come.
by ChrisS
Fri 14 Jul, 2017 19:45
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cotswold Driveout August 12th? - CANCELLED
Replies: 15
Views: 4024

Re: Cotswold Driveout August 12th?

I'm thinking of the same starting point as last year. The Easington pub on the A361 in Banbury post code OX16 9JU. It has a big car park and is easy to find. It usually opens at 10.00 but will open up at 09.30 for us for breakfast. In fact, I'm there at the moment. Finishing point will be either Ett...
by ChrisS
Fri 30 Jun, 2017 16:43
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 For Sale
Replies: 21
Views: 6761

Re: Z1 For Sale

It's off E-Bay today but in the Coy's sale at Blenheim Palace in July. I visited the current owner who has a car restoration business in Bicester, Oxon. See www.projectshop.co.uk He also owns an E30 325i Sport, so he's not giving up the engine characteristic. Unfortunately, on the day I visited the ...
by ChrisS
Thu 22 Jun, 2017 13:27
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: A few tech day fotoZ
Replies: 10
Views: 3176

Re: A few tech day fotoZ

I've just posted some pictures from the weekend on the Z1 Owners' Facebook page. What a fantastic weekend it was.
Many thanks to you all.
by ChrisS
Tue 09 May, 2017 14:23
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: "Classic Cars" June edition
Replies: 6
Views: 2462

Re: "Classic Cars" June edition

It's the one going into Coy's auction on 18th May.
by ChrisS
Tue 09 May, 2017 13:53
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: "Classic Cars" June edition
Replies: 6
Views: 2462

"Classic Cars" June edition

Featured in Classic Cars current edition on p.127 is a Z1 with the registration AJZ 3566. It's for sale at Project Shop, on the RAF site where the Sunday scrambles are held. Is this car known to us? It's Dream Black and was imported from Germany in 1998. Current mileage is stated as 84,680 km. The a...
by ChrisS
Tue 09 May, 2017 13:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 14388

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

All signed up with the Club and hotel booked. Roll on Technical Days!
by ChrisS
Fri 10 Mar, 2017 15:52
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 14388

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

ChrisS wrote:After reading Sam's post, I think I understand that the date is not necessarily 3/4 June. What's the current situation please?
Now I've seen it on my computer and not just on my phone, I understand.
by ChrisS
Thu 09 Mar, 2017 19:50
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 14388

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

After reading Sam's post, I think I understand that the date is not necessarily 3/4 June. What's the current situation please?
by ChrisS
Sun 19 Feb, 2017 23:09
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Gearbox Oil
Replies: 20
Views: 8550

Re: Z1 Gearbox Oil

"Slow shifting and double clutching helps as well." I always shift slowly and synchronise the engine speed on downshifts, though I don't consciously double declutch on upshifts. Just mechanical sympathy really.
by ChrisS
Sun 19 Feb, 2017 23:07
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Gearbox Oil
Replies: 20
Views: 8550

Re: Z1 Gearbox Oil

Redline MTL has been in for a couple of weeks and I've had the opportunity to try out the shift quality at ambient temperatures from 0 to 10 degrees C. It's certainly much easier to engage reverse and first from cold and the shift quality has generally improved even when the gearbox is warm. All tog...
by ChrisS
Tue 17 Jan, 2017 14:18
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Gearbox Oil
Replies: 20
Views: 8550

Re: Z1 Gearbox Oil

Does anyone have any further comments following experience in the past four years? I had my Z1's external gear linkage replaced a couple of years ago. That has improved shift quality but it also highlights resistance in the gearbox when the engine is cold, especially in winter. My regular service ga...
by ChrisS
Thu 12 Jan, 2017 12:42
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 14388

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

Since the last round of communications, I've booked to do other things on 7th May and the weekend of 26-29 May.
Other weekends are fine.

ChrisS
by ChrisS
Sun 08 Jan, 2017 16:35
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Bicester Scramble
Replies: 10
Views: 3563

Re: Bicester Scramble

Mine was the only Z1 present though there was a fair mix of BMWs in the club area. On the roads of the Heritage site, the range of vehicles on display was amazing. Well worth a visit as long as your household and business chores could be delayed a few hours. Back to the hoover now to make up for the...
by ChrisS
Sat 07 Jan, 2017 17:43
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Bicester Scramble
Replies: 10
Views: 3563

Re: Bicester Scramble

Spring is here.
Another Bicester Scramble tomorrow morning, with a BMWCC stand.
I'm planning to take one of my neighbours but we'll leave before the end, to avoid the queues at the exit.
Is anyone else going with a Z1?
Happy New Year.
by ChrisS
Mon 10 Oct, 2016 23:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Bicester Scramble
Replies: 10
Views: 3563

Re: Bicester Scramble

I left a little before you, Jamal. The queues were made worse by two crashes on the ring road round Bicester, which forced people to go through th town centre to reach the M40. Fortunately, neither of the accidents seemed to have involved people attending the Scramble. When I attended the Scramble i...
by ChrisS
Wed 05 Oct, 2016 21:35
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Bicester Scramble
Replies: 10
Views: 3563

Re: Bicester Scramble

It was an amazing show. Such a lot to see - and then some BMWWs too.
We met Jamal but no other Z1 people.
by ChrisS
Tue 23 Aug, 2016 16:51
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 7850

Re: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016

Thanks to Ivor for documenting the route for satnav. It's easy to get a bit blasé about the roads round here when you drive them frequently but I thoroughly enjoyed the company during the tour and at the evening celebrations at Wroxall Abbey. Tanks to all who came along for making a grand day out. I...
by ChrisS
Tue 02 Aug, 2016 12:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 7850

Re: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016

The Easington, our starting point in Banbury, on the A361 Bloxham Road, OX16 9JU, has asked for pre-orders of breakfast. Because they are opening specially early for us, there will be just the 'Full English' on offer, at £6.99 or the vegetarian option at £6.79. (Coffee is extra). Would you please le...
by ChrisS
Tue 05 Jul, 2016 23:19
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 7850

Z1s discover the Cotswolds 2016

THE date for your diary - Saturday 13 August 2016 Meet at 09.00 at The Easington, Bloxham Road, Banbury, OX16 9JU. Bloxham Road is the A361 leading out of Banbury south-westwards towards Chipping Norton. Banbury is just off M40 J11 and the pub is easily accessed either through the town centre or rou...
by ChrisS
Tue 05 Jul, 2016 15:31
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Plastic types for body panels
Replies: 34
Views: 8586

Re: Plastic types for body panels

Curious how they get on matching the colour. I'm trying to get a colour match on a guards red 88 Porsche - paint technology and environmental regulations have changed a lot in the ensuing 28 years so a match is proving to be elusive so far. My preferred shop's paint supplier is unable/unwilling to ...
by ChrisS
Mon 27 Jun, 2016 20:40
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 14388

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

Definitely interested subject to date. Same venue as last time?
by ChrisS
Fri 17 Jun, 2016 16:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Plastic types for body panels
Replies: 34
Views: 8586

Re: Plastic types for body panels

I have the screw which is in place, but the fixing eyelet has broken away from the panel. Actually, I don't know if it's the panel that is squeaking. I just made the assumption!
by ChrisS
Tue 14 Jun, 2016 15:28
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Plastic types for body panels
Replies: 34
Views: 8586

Re: Plastic types for body panels

Dank u Michael. Actually, I don't have any visible crack in the area of the door button. It's just that the panel stands slightly above the button and I can see that the top mounting of the panel is detached. The most annoying part is that the edge of the panel vibrates on rough English roads and it...
by ChrisS
Mon 13 Jun, 2016 11:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Plastic types for body panels
Replies: 34
Views: 8586

Re: Plastic types for body panels

Has anyone used the reinforcements for the front edge of rear wings? The contact area for the adhesive seems very small for a part that is under tension and is subjected to a lot of vibration.
by ChrisS
Wed 25 May, 2016 09:53
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Blue Z1 - Auction.
Replies: 36
Views: 6862

Re: Blue Z1 - Auction.

Thanks, Felix. It all looks about right then.
by ChrisS
Sun 22 May, 2016 22:53
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Blue Z1 - Auction.
Replies: 36
Views: 6862

Re: Blue Z1 - Auction.

I had my car valued through the Club (by Youknowwho) when I renewed the insurance last year. given the apparent increase in Z1 values over the past year, should I get the car valued again?