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Mike Fishwick articles added to the wiki!

Discussion in 'Site Announcements and Feedback' started by GazHyde, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. GazHyde

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    Hi all,

    Many of you will have heard of Mike Fishwick through various internet forums and the BMWCCGB, as a font of knowledge on the Z3 and BMWs in general.

    We are absolutely delighted that he has granted us permission to reproduce a series of his articles on the Zorg Wiki. Some are pictorial 'how to do' articles, and some are his personal musings on various items. I had a great time reading through them as I transferred the content over!

    Here is the extensive list of what has been added today.
    • General - A basic history of the BMW Z3
    • General - information for potential Z3 buyers
    • General - Choosing engine oil
    • BMW Z3 - Basic Suspension Modification
    • BMW Z3 - Subtly stiffening a Z3
    • BMW Z3 - a better air intake (Fogged air box)
    • BMW Z3 - Fitting a raid steering wheel
    • BMW Z3 - Replacing the heater control bulbs
    • General - Under bonnet cleaning
    • BMW Z3 - Make your own Short Shift gear lever
    • BMW Z3 - M52TU Thermostat Replacment
    • General - Battery Maintenance
    • General - Information on Catalytic Converters
    • BMW Z3 - Replacing rear Anti Rollbar Links
    • General - Oil and Filter change
    • General - Transmission oil change
    • General - Engine remapping
    • BMW Z3 - Resetting the service indicator
    • General - Handbrake maintenance information
    • General - Brake disk information
    • General - Brake pad information
    • General - Brake Bleeding information
     
    #1 GazHyde, Mar 12, 2012
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    Mike's a very knowledgeable man
    A great asset to any forum :coolsteer) :coolsteer)
     
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    Great addition to the wiki :-bd .

    Hope you dont mind, just an idea, I can see this being a very popular section, before it gets too big, any chance of alphabetising with the 'part' name of the topic, or making it sectional, for those of us who need a bit more assistance ;) or shall i just run now :D
     
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    No need to run - I had the same thought as I was creating the articles. Need to find some way of categorising it better so they are easier to find!
     
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    Shame you cant have a search engine
    dedicated to the knowledge base
     
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    • General - Choosing engine oil
    • BMW Z3 - Basic Suspension Modification

    Glad i dont have to run ;)
    A sugestion as above would be good, to clearly highlight the actual 'topic' of the thread. Even better, would be to alphabetise 'those' headings within the list.

    I find it really frustrating when i cannot find things, .net used to drive me nuts, usually had to give up or hassle some poor member instead :D
     
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    Stop that right away x_x
     
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    Something that may help in the meantime. If you use the search at the top of the page on the home page then it should bring up everything related.

    I tried engine oil and got the following: http://zroadster.org/?s=engine+oil
     
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    Boysie, you are too quick today, i re read that line and decided to alter, cos i knew you were around, but you beat me to it.
     
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    Marvellous stuff!
     
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    Fantastic news...... :-bd

    What about categorising the Wiki like most car manuals, put it into sections with the relevant "wikis" in each, i.e. Bodywork, Engine, Brakes etc. that seems to be the natural thing to do to me..
     
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    I have had a first attempt at categorising the Z3 Wiki. I've gone relatively simplistic for now, with a sub-section each for:

    - Guides and How To's
    - Modifications
    - General BMW Z3 Information
    - Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

    We can look to make it more fine-grained later on as it grows. Let me know what you think ;)
     
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    x_x only kidding brilliant Gary :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
     
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    Looking good Gary..... just a query though, I've looked before at the discussion and history tabs and never found anything on them, I can see the history tab now has version info for you... is the discussion tab redundant as most of the discussion is done on the thread before they get wiki'd? or is it for something else?