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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by Dave Beard, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. Dave Beard

    Dave Beard Dedicated Member
    British Zeds The M44 Massive

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    Hi all just bought my 16 year old Z3 on Monday i think i got a good one, no rust 95,000 miles 1.9 only problem driving home to Norfolk yesterday was a noise coming from the rear end that sounds a load of metal balls rolling around in the boot i'll investigate today. I am 59 years old and this is my first roadster since selling my 1965 Sunbeam Alpine in 1986. These type of cars have come a long way since those days.

    Regards

    Dave Beard
     
  2. Cooper

    Cooper Zorg Guru (IV)
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    Welcome from New Norfolk, down in Tasmania Australia. I am sure you will love the Zed and also the good company here. You will get a lot of support.

    Wonder if the wheel bearings need to be replaced? Keep us posted! :)
     
  3. Dave Beard

    Dave Beard Dedicated Member
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    Good call Cooper I'll take a look at them first. Dave
     
  4. GazHyde

    GazHyde The Gaz Monkey
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    Welcome Dave,

    They all need a little fettling, and good news is they are the perfect car for the average driveway mechanic :)

    Shout if you need anything!

    Gary
     
  5. t-tony

    t-tony Zorg Expert (I)
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    Welcome Dave from here near Lincoln. This is a great place for info and fun. The Z'ds a great car enjoy.:)

    Tony.
     
  6. jonco

    jonco Zorg Guru (III)
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    :welcome: from me too.

    Hope you sort the noise quickly - had a simlar noise this summer.Mine was the hand brake shoe flopping about due to corroded retaining pin but there are a few possibilities on the list.
     
  7. Mint

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    :welcome: Dave from another Dave. You've found a great forum, loads of info and help with a large dollop of banter. Enjoy your Zed and the forum.:)

    PS get some pics up, we all like to see the new Zeds.;)
    Dave
     
  8. oldcarman

    oldcarman Zorg Guru (V)
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    Hi Dave from Canada! You've found the friendliest forum around IMO . Enjoy the car and hopefully those loose marbles will get sorted out pretty quick! JIM
     
  9. zedwheels

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    Hello Dave :welcome: to .org
     
  10. Nifty Fifty

    Nifty Fifty Zorg Addict
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    Welcome from me too:welcome: This forum has bags of knowledge and answers for every problem including few that are Z3 related!
     
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  11. badman gee

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    Welcome Dave
     
  12. Shelly

    Shelly Zorg Guru (V)
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    Welcome to the forum Dave ;)
     
  13. zedonist

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    Welcome to the M44 Massive, I am sure we can help you with your ball issue, also good to see the car is of legal age too!
     
  14. Nutty_Hazel

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    A big welcome Dave :welcome:
    Ps you must find a suitable name for your beloved Z,d. Yes sorry Dave we are that SAD ;)

    Nutty_Hazel+Filbert
     
  15. pgunter

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    Welcome from down here in Hampshire.. Hope the noise issue is a quick one for you..

    You will love the top down driving the Z3 gives you. and the smile is a bonus..
     
  16. hard top

    hard top Zorg Expert (I)
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    Welcome fro me too.
     
  17. DavidM

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    Welcome from Ireland!
     
  18. Dave Beard

    Dave Beard Dedicated Member
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    Thanks to you all for such a warm welcome i will post some picies soon
    in the mean time Ze you Zoon

    Regards

    Dave Beard
     
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  19. Dave Beard

    Dave Beard Dedicated Member
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    I found out what the noise that sounds like ball bearings rolling around is, when the roof is up
    you can hear the noise but with the roof down there's no noise although i don't no what the cause is.

    Regards

    Dave Beard
     
  20. Dave Beard

    Dave Beard Dedicated Member
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