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  1. If you know of a specialist, i would offer them a few quid to come and look at the car with you (if that's an option) before you buy. May be a daft question but have you checked the service history and MOT History? Everything been done when it should have etc
  2. Thanks for the advice, will start a log after the oil change. Much appreciated
  3. Opie came up with the standard 10w-30 but had read a few threads where the thicker oil (although only until warm) seemed to reduce oil consumption by some what. I try to check the oil regularly but car is not regularly parked on flat surfaces (surprisingly) so it's not always easy for me to get correct readings. I don't think its overly excessive oil use but not really had the time to investigate the issue. What would be the recommended route? >Monitor current top up over amount of miles covered? >Compression test? I'm assuming any garage worth their salt can typically perform these? I do notice that during a rev heavy sprint (i have a long, straight and relatively quiet bypass close by) i do get a burning smell sometimes in the cabin, it doesn't last long, there's no smoke so i've always put it down to a small bit of oil burning off.
  4. Hi, hoping for some quick advice as i need to buy some oil tonight. Rev-up that's munching oil. Want to top it up until end of March when i'm getting a P3 done. Looking to buy a cheap stand in for the next 2-3 weeks until it gets a fresh 5ltrs of Motul. Halfords is close and i saw a comment in the big fluids list that suggested a semi synth 10w-40. Oil is low so would you recommend either of the below as a stand in for a few weeks? https://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-and-fluids/engine-oil/petronas-syntium-800-eu-10w-40-oil-5l-256468.html https://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-and-fluids/engine-oil/castrol-gtx-ultraclean-10w40-oil-4l-562857.html Would appreciate some sage advice here Thanks Mike
  5. Car looks great! I need to do a full/P3. I'm slowly collecting all the various fluids. I've got the Engine Oil, Brake Fluid, Spark Plugs, Filter, crush washer and magnetic sump Interested to know if you had any good deals on the below fluids. (My opie oil basket is pretty expensive currently with multiple bottles of redline stuff in there to make full quantity) Coolant Belts Diff Fluid Gearbox Oil Steering Fluid
  6. ah ok, no worries, thought you were looking to import. My bad. Below are purely assumptions based on the advert In the picture i cant see any flashes of orange so i'm assuming no brembos , it also doesn't have cruise control from what i can see, can't see any steering wheel buttons. (advert says it does) Does have heated leather seats though - at least the buttons are there, Decent looking car though. Car would probably hold value +/- £500 or so if in good nick for the next year or two, plus you can probably get the dealer down another 500 .
  7. May I ask how much you are paying for the car, import costs and all? Is there any specific reason you are going for an import and an auto gear box?
  8. loved Grid. The online touring car races were amazing and so much fun if you got a good lobby. Then a random would join and block the start finish after the first lap. Carnage
  9. As the title, before i go buying new, just wanted to put my interest out there if anyone has some for sale. Cheers Mike
  10. to point out on your post you are after a 40K miler - this requirement will push you up to and over £8K plus, mainly because there aren't that many around anymore, however i would keep yourself open to higher miles, even 70-80K and above but pay attention to the service history, a well cherished (previous enthusiast owned) Z with a packed service history is equally as valuable as a low mileage Z and key to happy and relatively problem free Z ownership in my humble opinion.
  11. I would also hold fire and keep an eye on the market. As we hurtle towards spring you're likely to see more listed
  12. agree with the above, better examples out there for less, unless its the colour you're after
  13. hopefully it's the pads, its only now and then the squeak comes so i can live with it short term. Could possibly be the handbrake so i'll check that when he wheels are off
  14. Hi all Putting this in here as I'm assuming its the brakes but after some expert knowledge as i'm not too clued up on mechanics bar some basics plus i don't have immediate access to ramps and a dry space to work in. Anyway, for a few weeks I've had a squeaking noise from the rear of the car on start up when i put the car in reverse or forward gear. It comes and goes but today particularly caught my attention as it's louder than normal. Recent MOT threw up pitted and scored front discs as an advisory but the noise distinctively comes from the rear. Plenty left on the brake pads also. Nearside Front Inner Brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (1.1.14 (a) (ii)) Offside Front Inner Brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (1.1.14 (a) (ii)) Video taken this morning in reverse and 1st gear via the link below: Would appreciate your thoughts Thanks Mike

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