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digcot 65

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  1. I see on a lot of Z3 advert,that the electric hood doesn`t work Is it a big or expensive repair,or is it just best to use it manually Len
  2. We went on holiday and the day after returning I tested positive for Covid which really knocked me off my feet Then a few days later my wife tested Pos so it was about a fortnight before I could have my nest cancer treatment,which also slowed me down when I finally went into the garage I hadnt shut the boot fully and the battery dI charges it and the car wouldnt turn over the roof wouldnt open and the hazards were going all the time I ordered a new battery and after fitting it finally plucked up enough courage to try again and everything worked Someone on the Merc forum said when to replace of refit a a battery fit the pos lead on and the quickly snap the neg pead on aqs if there are sparks it can upset the modules Leave the car for a few days fit a fully charged battery and it usually clears ,which it did .But Im not happy with a car that is so temperemental also it is so electrically complicated So when finished I will look for a Z3 Len
  3. The Merc.looked fine from a distance but there were rust scabs on several of the panels The roof needed push to open a common fault .I removed the headlining,and adjusted the cables now OK There is a "curtain "in the boot,which has to be pulled back and locked itno place so you can`t put luggage it thats too high The spring on the "curtain "had broken so the switch where it locks in,was filled with blue tack Thats the limit of the previous owners mechanical knowledge All this has now been rectified Now finishing spraying but held up by the weather Len
  4. Hello the Merc is a 2000 SLK 230 Ive restored about 30 cars over the years as a hobby,when I finished one I sold it to finance a new project.However due to my age and I was diagnosed with prostate cancer 2 years ago I decided to buy one last car to restore and keep,but now Ive nearly finished spraying it .I fancy a Z3 .I fancied one while looking for another project,but missed out on one and the Merc appeared The owner was moving back with her parents and her father said,the neighbours were complaining about the car being parked in the cul de sac causing problems He hadnt a clue about cars and there were several jobs needing doing Lovely car to drive,but I get as much pleasure out of restoring,as driving them Photo was on owners drive when I viewed the car .Len
  5. Morning I have just about finished restoring a Mercedes SLK but I have been looking at Z3s for a while I am no longer a young person,but I need something to keep me occupied in the garage.Is there a site to look for this model in the club Len
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