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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by canoe, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. canoe

    canoe Newbie

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    Hi, just to say hello, I have just collected my first Z3, an 1998 2.8, just yesterday. Love it so far, just can't seem to get myself out of it, quite literally, as this is a beyond midlife crisis and am not as flexible these days!
    This is my first real second car and the first time I can afford to have a vehicle to fettle that doesn't need to go to work every day.
    84000 miles, with hard top
    Normally drive a navara truck for work, in quarries so am having a bit of a change (hope I have put this in the correct place? thanks GazHyde for your assist.)
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  2. GazHyde

    GazHyde The Gaz Monkey
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    Welcome, and glad you figured out the introduction thread.

    Your Zed looks lovely!

    Shout if you have any questions.

    Gary
     
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    Welcome to the forum ;)
    Enjoy your Z :)
     
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    Welcome from me too.
     
  5. canoe

    canoe Newbie

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    Thanks to all, I am sure I will have plenty of fun with this from bailing out the boot to sorting out the scabby wheel arches.
     
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    Hi canoe, and welcome from here near Lincoln. Always something to do on these great little cars, with all the help and info you might need available here. Enjoy.:)

    Tony.
     
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    Welcome ,boot full of water on ours it was the 3rd brake light seal ,easy fix.sometimes they can leak around the ariel can't comment on that job.enjoy
     
  8. Aceman

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    Welcome Canoe (strange choice of name? :confused:) looks like a great zed you have there. Hope you enjoy getting it back to showroom condition which is almost as fun as driving them, all you need to do is shout if you need assistance as everybody is very helpful on here. :)
     
  9. David Cullen

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    welcome to the site, great looking Z man and she looks to be in super condition, well wear ;-)
     
  10. jonco

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    :welcome: from me too.
     
  11. oldcarman

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    Hi rom Canada, hope you enjoy both the car and forum! JIM
     
  12. DavidM

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    Welcome from Ireland - another good looking Z!
     
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    welcome canoe great forums enjoy your stay
     
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    Welcome along!

    It's a funny thing, but the joy of owning a "Toy" is a liberating experience. I find the wind across my scalp to be a delightful pleasure!

    Having to drive every day is dull, but when I take the Z out I look for open road and delightful country lanes. A totally different drive.

    I hope it gives you much pleasure.

    :)
     
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    Welcome to the forum from the other side of the pond. Beautiful looking car. Frankie
     
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    Hello and a warm Welcome to the Zed family!!! I bought my 2.2 sport in 2007 and still act like I bought it last week.

    This site is amazing everyone is happy to help!!

    Enjoy your Zed and happy driving :)
     
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    Welcome from the M44 Massive :welcome:
     
  18. bonzo

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    :welcome:From Bonzo,..... and Z3lda, another 98 2.8 sixer...... The creme de la creme!

    :drinks:
     
  19. canoe

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    Thanks for all of your welcome messages they are much appreciated. I have found the forum very useful so far. I have sealed both the Ariel grommet and third brake light seal after reading that these were common points of water ingress into the boot. The worst culprit was a leak at the base of the plastic window in the soft top. with a bit of patience, some black silicone and a blunt knife I have been able to seal and tuck the edge of the rag top back under the edge of the trim. I have now used Renovo and cleaned and waterproofed the top, and given the plastic window a new lease of life.
    My new wing / side panel arrived today thanks to Aceman , along with my new seat bushes of course!
    This afternoon I have put the hard top back on , after cleaning the sports seats and getting the airbag light to come on, :confused: as T-Tony said 'there is always something to do on these cars!' :):)
     
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  20. t-tony

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    Wouldn't life be boring if there wasn't.;)

    Tony.

    ps. Happy to see that you are getting some jobs done.
     
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