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by Gazza
Thu 14 Dec, 2017 19:14
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Making hard decision
Replies: 20
Views: 807

Re: Making hard decision

The new car is easier to get into, yes it is quieter, the automatic gears make it easier to drive in traffic, it has the efficiency but where is the passion. Same goes for most new/newer cars. I've been told the new shape M3/M4 is very quick but uninvolved. I prefer to drive the car rather than the...
by Gazza
Wed 13 Dec, 2017 21:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Halfords Aftermarket Radio
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Halfords Aftermarket Radio

Everything is wired to the BMW adaptor so when they fit the ISO adaptor to the BMW adaptor all should be fine.

I removed my cd changer and amp but didn't change any wiring.
by Gazza
Sun 10 Dec, 2017 12:32
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: zroadster.net stickers now available
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: zroadster.net stickers now available

I even have one on my van :)
by Gazza
Thu 07 Dec, 2017 22:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Interior colours
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Interior colours

There is a member here named Darren Wilson, user name DPW, he has recently completed a fantastic refurb of his interior.

You should be able to send him an email via this forum.
by Gazza
Thu 07 Dec, 2017 18:41
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Interior colours
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Interior colours

The Nubuck colour was darker than what you see now.

If you look behind the plastic seat back you will see the original colour which is more like the leather colour.
by Gazza
Tue 05 Dec, 2017 19:44
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: zroadster.net stickers
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Re: zroadster.net stickers

The second postage of stickers has gone out today.

Plenty left so form an orderly queue. :)

Payment is either by Paypal or Bank Transfer.
by Gazza
Tue 05 Dec, 2017 19:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rain Water Ingress - I'm out of ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Rain Water Ingress - I'm out of ideas

Pictures need to be hosted off site, Flickr or Google pics etc.
by Gazza
Sat 02 Dec, 2017 12:31
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: zroadster.net stickers now available
Replies: 6
Views: 398

zroadster.net stickers now available

I thought it worth putting a link here :D

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=45500&p=418344#p418344
by Gazza
Wed 29 Nov, 2017 07:55
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Making hard decision
Replies: 20
Views: 807

Re: Making hard decision

I was in a similar situation to you recently. Starting to struggle with entrances and exits from the Z. Added to that it needed a fair amount of tidying up to make it how I would have liked it so I cut my losses and headed for comfort. A 335i convertible auto with flappy paddles. Ok it is not an M3...
by Gazza
Mon 27 Nov, 2017 20:51
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: zroadster.net stickers
Replies: 1
Views: 507

zroadster.net stickers

Fancy giving the Forum some support ? We have available a new internal window sticker. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4578/38684848481_7bb8e68c9a.jpg Self adhesive size 110mm x 55mm priced at £3.60 inc p+p to UK, Other countries will vary. 100% of the profit goes toward the running cost of the Forum...
by Gazza
Sat 25 Nov, 2017 23:33
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Making hard decision
Replies: 20
Views: 807

Re: Making hard decision

You could use Flickr or similar to upload pics
by Gazza
Sat 25 Nov, 2017 12:22
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New to the parish....
Replies: 20
Views: 833

Re: New to the parish....

3.0 does use a little oil, maybe a litre/six months.
by Gazza
Sun 19 Nov, 2017 18:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Key Lock in Door just spins round
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Key Lock in Door just spins round

Handle removal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv5APczd2Ww

Lock removal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orUrepKla44


Pictures need to be hosted on sites such as Flickr etc and links pasted here.
by Gazza
Sun 19 Nov, 2017 11:09
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New to the parish....
Replies: 20
Views: 833

Re: New to the parish....

Landing fees Customs Clearance Agents fees Import Duty 10% (car and total for shipping and other costs) VAT 20% (on the car and associated shipping costs). RoRo is cheaper (Roll on Roll off) than container, just make sure the 'Shipping' includes all dock fees in Japan and UK. This is an example of w...
by Gazza
Sat 18 Nov, 2017 23:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone got an automatic Z3?
Replies: 14
Views: 797

Re: Anyone got an automatic Z3?

I've driven a 2.2 M-sport auto and enjoyed it very much, especially the exhaust note :D

Also an E46 3.0 M-sport auto which is heavier than the Z3 and that went very well :D
by Gazza
Sat 18 Nov, 2017 23:14
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New to the parish....
Replies: 20
Views: 833

Re: New to the parish....

Obviously Import Duty and VAT play a big part with an import, luckily you won't have the bother of an IVA Test.

By the time you add shipping into the costs I can't see how it will be viable unless they are giving Z3's away in Japan.
by Gazza
Fri 17 Nov, 2017 19:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Will These Fit???
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: Will These Fit???

by Gazza
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 19:16
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New to the parish....
Replies: 20
Views: 833

Re: New to the parish....

Welcome to the Forum, glad to have you along :wink:
by Gazza
Sun 05 Nov, 2017 11:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DSC Warning Lights on
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: DSC Warning Lights on

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=45394

Photo bucket fix
by Gazza
Mon 30 Oct, 2017 19:39
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: A returned member
Replies: 16
Views: 968

Re: A returned member

Welcome back, hopefully a nice Zed will come along :D
by Gazza
Tue 17 Oct, 2017 21:54
Forum: Z3 range knowledgebase
Topic: BMW TIS Online Repair Manuals
Replies: 4
Views: 4506

Re: BMW TIS Online Repair Manuals

Updated link added to the first post.
by Gazza
Mon 16 Oct, 2017 21:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 m Coupe s50 black 40k miles for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: Z3 m Coupe s50 black 40k miles for sale

Sold at £21700 if indeed it did 'sell'

Absolute bargain if it did. I was outbid by £195 :head:
by Gazza
Sat 14 Oct, 2017 20:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2.5 engine £275
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: 2.5 engine £275

So it is, thank you :wink:
by Gazza
Sat 14 Oct, 2017 14:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2.5 engine £275
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: 2.5 engine £275

by Gazza
Fri 22 Sep, 2017 21:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED. lateral load sensor
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Re: WANTED. lateral load sensor

I would chance changing the FR (driver side) wheel sensor first.
by Gazza
Fri 22 Sep, 2017 20:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED. lateral load sensor
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Re: WANTED. lateral load sensor

ABS and DSC lights on. Are you thinking it may be something else?? Continuously or random ? Mine was random and pointed to the Yaw sensor you mentioned, I would get grabbing of the brakes and thumping on the brake pedal without touching the pedal. I hadn't fixed the problem as it was very random. I...
by Gazza
Fri 22 Sep, 2017 19:27
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED. lateral load sensor
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Re: WANTED. lateral load sensor

Could you describe the problems you are having that leads you to think it's that sensor ?
by Gazza
Sun 17 Sep, 2017 11:15
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Nooobie!
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: Nooobie!

Welcome to the Forum :wink:

Pictures would be nice to see, we like pictures :D
by Gazza
Sat 16 Sep, 2017 14:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT failure help!
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Re: MOT failure help!

Parts can be obtained from suppliers such as Euro Car Parts or German Swedish French GSF for short. Most places that offer Garage Services would be able to carryout the work, the MoT station could suggest somewhere or even do the work themselves. If you choose a garage to do the work, let them order...
by Gazza
Wed 06 Sep, 2017 22:16
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Do you agree with Doug?
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Do you agree with Doug?

I do agree with 'Doug', my S54 MRoadster. Z1 and M3 CSL has risen in value over the past two years :D
by Gazza
Wed 06 Sep, 2017 22:14
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Do you agree with Doug?
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Do you agree with Doug?

Moved to 'Let's talk'
by Gazza
Sun 03 Sep, 2017 14:48
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: PHOTOBUCKET FIX
Replies: 1
Views: 475

PHOTOBUCKET FIX

Photobucket fix found on another Forum, I've tried it on this Forum and it works :D :D :D :D :D It is worth noting that this could be a temporary fix as code often gets re-written. I just found a fix for those pesky Photobucket ERROR images that have xxxxxxed up half the posts from a while back! If ...
by Gazza
Wed 30 Aug, 2017 21:14
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Best spark plugs for Z3M S50 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: Best spark plugs for Z3M S50 ?

I'll give myself a pat on the back :nerd:
by Gazza
Tue 29 Aug, 2017 18:18
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: I needed another Z1 fix so.....
Replies: 5
Views: 931

Re: I needed another Z1 fix so.....

Jet wrote:
Tue 29 Aug, 2017 10:11
hardly ever see Magic Violet in the UK. Toprot on the other hand......as common as commoners :D
I seem to remember more Green cars than Red at the Technical day :P :P :P
by Gazza
Sun 27 Aug, 2017 21:09
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: "Silence is deafing"
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: "Silence is deafing"

This is something I need to get done, after all, 16 year old bushings are certainly in need of replacement.

The only ones that have been replaced are the rear shock top mounts.
by Gazza
Sun 27 Aug, 2017 21:06
Forum: Performance
Topic: Re-Map advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 868

Re: Re-Map advice please

I've had two of my BMW's remapped. The first was a 2.8 done by BMW Chiptune in West London, very very pleased. The second is my S54 M Roadster done by Evolve in Luton, They are very experienced Tuners. My advice would be to contact Evolve and ask if they could recommend someone specialised in BMW in...
by Gazza
Sun 27 Aug, 2017 20:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: I needed another Z1 fix so.....
Replies: 5
Views: 931

Re: I needed another Z1 fix so.....

What an incredible opportunity.
by Gazza
Mon 21 Aug, 2017 10:24
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: ZEDfest 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1652

Re: ZEDfest 2017

I really enjoyed the day at Zedfest, worth the three hour trip :D
by Gazza
Thu 17 Aug, 2017 19:37
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Z picnic Headcorn Aerodrome Kent
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: Z picnic Headcorn Aerodrome Kent

I remember going there as part of a Zed run organised by Ron.
by Gazza
Sat 12 Aug, 2017 16:59
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: ZEDfest 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1652

Re: ZEDfest 2017

Myself and two others are going, I'll be in the Z1 as the //M is sorned.
by Gazza
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 12:29
Forum: Performance
Topic: cold air intake
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: cold air intake

jimmithemoonlite wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 09:02
Gazza wrote:
Thu 03 Aug, 2017 16:07
I did the exhaust Golf Tee mod on the 335i, that gave it the growl.
The Golf Tee mod.... what's that one again? I'm always getting my Tee mods mixed up :head:
http://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/showthread.php?t=152249
by Gazza
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 12:13
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Alpina V8 4.7l For sale
Replies: 4
Views: 799

Re: Z1 Alpina V8 4.7l For sale

I agree.

I suppose it needs to be auto so that both hands are on the wheel at all times :)
by Gazza
Thu 03 Aug, 2017 16:07
Forum: Performance
Topic: cold air intake
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: cold air intake

I did the exhaust Golf Tee mod on the 335i, that gave it the growl.
by Gazza
Tue 01 Aug, 2017 19:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Advice pleasee
Replies: 1
Views: 426

Re: Advice pleasee

I'd suggest checking prices on Ebay etc for with and without tyres.


I have a 335i and changed the runflats to normal tyres using the same size width/profile, best thing I've ever done, the car now feels like it has suspension and doesn't drive like the Flintstones car.
by Gazza
Sat 29 Jul, 2017 21:59
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Introduction

No, just a nickname for Gary.
by Gazza
Sat 29 Jul, 2017 21:58
Forum: BMW Car Club and Z Register
Topic: How do I join?
Replies: 3
Views: 920

Re: How do I join?

I have a stable of Mustangs :D
by Gazza
Sat 29 Jul, 2017 21:56
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Z4 programmable functions scanner tool
Replies: 6
Views: 1420

Re: Z4 programmable functions scanner tool

I believe the IOS version requires a Bluetooth adaptor.
by Gazza
Sat 29 Jul, 2017 14:54
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Introduction

Hi John :drive