er...wow! and a general thumbs up to all..

joey

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British Zeds
The M44 Massive
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411
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just had a good look at the "how to reset service indicator" on the wiki, as I plan to do an oil change tomorrow,my little beauty has done 6k since I bought her in may and was last serviced in march with a change and flush..reckon she is on a about 7 or 8k since last service, however not sure exactly when the service indicator was last reset..

just did as per the wiki and wow! I cannot believe the difference in performance by just doing this small thing with a piece of wire..and once again I have to say what a fantastic resource and community this is on here, the knowledge base, experience and friendliness of everyone has really blown me away..

so far I have changed the washer pump, fixed the roof microswitch and re-set the service indicator, I will do the oil tomorrow and am about to pull the trigger on some of aceman"s seat bushes, a job I will do when I receive them, I have had offers of help from various members and advice on all of the above little jobs and it has given me the confidence as a novice mechanic where cars are concerned to do these things myself as I have somewhere to turn if i c*ck it up!

I think I can safely say all the jobs I have done as a result of the info and advice on here could have run into around £1000 with labour and OEM parts and at very least a few hundred, thats assuming the garage was able to correctly diagnose the problem and fix it quickly..so far I have spent the grand sum of £15 on fixing the washer pump and hood microswitch..this has allowed me to get on with enjoying driving my fully working Z3...

and I have to say driving it brings a smile to my face EVERY TIME!...and its nice to be a part of a community where we all feel the same about these lovely little cars..:)

@[USERGROUP=12]M44 Massive[/USERGROUP]
 

joey

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British Zeds
The M44 Massive
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dad was a french polisher! very skilled with wood but knew nothing about cars... and I trained and worked for 7 yrs as a guitar luthier before turning professional as a player so my abilities lay in other areas, some transferable skills but the understanding of internal combustion engine and cars in general eludes me somewhat,B.T.W if anyone needs any help or advice on any guitar related stuff i'm more than happy to help..!
 

Mint

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East Anglian Crew
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Stafford, UK
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Yeah, it was how I cut my teeth on fixing cars (and finger tips, knuckles and forearms or the occasional shin) :mad:
and me!!
 

Aceman

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am about to pull the trigger on some of aceman"s seat bushes, a job I will do when I receive them[USERGROUP=12]M44 Massive[/USERGROUP]
Joey,

Have you orderred the bushes as everyone who has orderred off me recently should have theirs so the above makes me worry slightly that I have forgotton to post some out. Let me know please. ;)
 

joey

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The M44 Massive
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No aceman I just havent got round to dealing with the paypal request,

You have not forgotten anything..:)

Will do that when i get home later..

Cheers
 

Aceman

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Phew, not me going senile then. :D
 
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