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Hello from Tasmania, Australia

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by Cooper, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. Cooper

    Cooper Zorg Guru (IV)
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    Well, it's great to be here and I appreciate forums like these. I am sure I will be spending countless hours on here and getting in trouble from the Mrs! Small sacrifices..

    I have just ordered my first Z3 from Queensland and am looking forward to receiving it. What is it? Glad you asked... It is a 2001 Roadster convertible, 2.2i [M54B22] automatic, dark green [my favorite color], had 99k on the clock, and is in 'mint'condition - I think it has been a garage queen for several years. Once I get her I will post some pix. This will be my daily commute to work and back. I know there are a few Zs here in Tasmania but I have never seen one on the road in 2 years!

    The previous owner is a car enthusiast with 51 cars passing through his fingers. He only has the best and I think that this car is possibly one of the better Z's in Australia [unless someone has spent a lot of time and $ fixing their up] - send me some pix guys! I wish it had heated seats but this was not optioned from new :( The guy replaced the electric hood motor with a better quality and more reliable one, and installed a better stereo. I don't think there have been any other mods.

    Well, catch ya later, happy motoring.
     
  2. Macca

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    Welcome aboard. It must be late over there?
     
  3. Cooper

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    HI Macca, yes it is. I work at night and now it is 11:07 Pm. I finish at 0100 but love the night shift and best of all I get 40 minutes of driving time to get home with the road to myself. there will be fun times ahead!
     
  4. GazHyde

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    I can welcome you properly now @Cooper :welcome:

    We have a few other Aussies on here, as you can see from those that have added themselves on the member map.

    I have a M52 2.2 as well and it's a cracking engine. Sounds like you have got yourself a good buy!

    Cheers, Gary
     
  5. hard top

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    Hello and Welcome to the forum from an overcast and windy Holland.
    They say that it is 15c but it feels more like 5c with the wind chill.......
     
  6. Cooper

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    Thanks for the 'warm'welcome guys! It is going into winter here so I can expect 5c mornings and late nights with max of 17c. The heater in the Z works well so I am told and I think I will need it. hope the soft top doesn't let any nasty drafts in!
     
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    Rule of thumb, don't drop the roof if it is below 10c if you have not warmed up the cockpit first, as you could crack the rear window.
     
  8. Cooper

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    Awesome advice - this applied to the plastic rear window right?
     
  9. zedonist

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    its welcome from me too, you old Devil!! Taz.jpg
     
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    Yep mate, you read about it all the time here in Europe.
     
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    :welcome: to the forum from me too. Don't forget to post some pictures when you get your car.
     
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    A warm welcome from New Jersey. Glad to have you with us. Frankie
     
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    Hi Cooper and a big welcome from me in Lincoln, England. Hope you enjoy your car sounds like a cracker mate. Late nights and empty roads you lucky devil.lol. :welcome:
     
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  14. Cooper

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    Thanks guys for the welcome. I will definately post pix when i get the car in about two weeks. This is going to be the longest two weeks of my life. I actually have to fly to Melbourne to pick her up and get her to Hobart so thats even more driving!
     
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    Welcome Cooper,
    I like very much people like you , or like Oldcarman, which join us even before having the Zed in hands!
    That's shows real passion for the Zed and we appreciate it very much!
    Sorry for the winter comming to you :(but jealous because you will drive each day 40 min , alone , on the empty roads, into the night!:joyful:
    Wish you many- many miles with the green Zed!:)
     
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    Welcome Cobber Cooper, from Bonzo and Zelda, I'll raise a tinny to yah, cheers. :drinks:
     
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    Welcome from me too. The heater in the Z3 is quite powerful and you can drive top down in sub zero conditions quite comfortably so no worries there for you down under. As HT says just watch dropping the hood in the colder weather as the rear plastic screen can crack if you are not careful. Also it is good to put a rolled up towel on the window as it goes down to stop it getting scratched and stop it getting creased which should prolong its life.

    It is going to be a long anticipated wait for you at this rate eh !
     
  18. Cooper

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    Thanks Aceman! I was just ready through some of the topics and noticed that someone uses their old cat rug to protect the window. I am reading everything I can prior to purchase so I can keep the girl looking sexy for years to come. Hey, I belive that the water pump needs to be changed at 70k miles or 112k Kms, is that correct or should I wait until I can at least see or hear some small issue with it?
     
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    From personal experience I would change the water pump if you can't find any evidence in its service history. Make sure you replace it with one which has metal impellers. It's also a good idea to check over the rubber hoses at the same time to ensure they haven't perished.

    I got off lucky when mine went on 98k and I only needed a new pump and fan blade. Damage only came later when the non OEM replacement fan blade disintegrated and punctured the radiator.
     
  20. bonzo

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    I actually put a section of foam pipe lagging against the rear screen when the hood is half raised, and a towel over the rear half of the hood before lowering it completely to prevent the hood frames from marking (any more in my case) the hood material. Also when the hood is half raised you can gently smooth out any creases in the rear screen before laying the pipe lagging in the curve of the fold

    Bonzo.
     
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