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by BimBeema
Tue 11 Nov, 2014 23:34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: z3 2.2ltr 2001
Replies: 10
Views: 2605

Re: z3 2.2ltr 2001

I had one too individual edition in Sapphire Black with Red hood. Recently part exchanged it after 10 years. Cracking car which I've missed it since. I recall Parker's review at the time of my purchase said it was arguably the best of class/range as it had the straight 6 engine which meant it was mo...
by BimBeema
Mon 27 Oct, 2014 23:12
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Items For Sale - all reasonable offers considered
Replies: 10
Views: 1682

Re: Items For Sale - all reasonable offers considered

Hardtop + fitting kit & magnetic stone guards now sold.

Other items still available as listed in initial post.

Cheers
Sam
by BimBeema
Mon 27 Oct, 2014 23:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new hardtop
Replies: 19
Views: 2594

Re: new hardtop

Pleasure meeting you too Rob. It's a lovely example of Z3 you have . All the best for the future.

Cheers
Sam
by BimBeema
Mon 20 Oct, 2014 20:53
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Items For Sale - all reasonable offers considered
Replies: 10
Views: 1682

Re: Items For Sale - all reasonable offers considered

Ragtop wrote:Armrest received, excellent condition, many thanks Sam. :D
Glad to hear you're happy with it mate.
by BimBeema
Mon 20 Oct, 2014 20:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Items For Sale - all reasonable offers considered
Replies: 10
Views: 1682

Re: Items For Sale - all reasonable offers considered

40Beard40 wrote:Will you consider international shipping?
Hi, yes, why not, though the postage will have to be at your cost.
by BimBeema
Sat 18 Oct, 2014 10:03
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Items For Sale - all reasonable offers considered
Replies: 10
Views: 1682

Re: Items For Sale - all reasonable offers considered

2x Cup holders now SOLD. Thanks RocketBike

Other items still available.
Cheers
by BimBeema
Fri 17 Oct, 2014 20:18
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Items For Sale - all reasonable offers considered
Replies: 10
Views: 1682

Items For Sale - all reasonable offers considered

Hi all, having sold the Zed, I now have the following items available for sale. I've been getting a few PMs re pricing from different members so thought I'd put them all up here. I believe the prices are in line with recently sold similar items on the forum however as I no longer have the Zed there'...
by BimBeema
Mon 13 Oct, 2014 22:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: BMW Individual Z3 2.2 2001
Replies: 11
Views: 2125

Re: For Sale: BMW Individual Z3 2.2 2001

I'm officially Zed-less! :( :( :( Went to dealers yesterday for part-ex. The following items are still available if any one is interested: Original BMW mesh zip up wind deflector for cars with roll hoops - used but in excellent condition Original BMW tonneau cover - hardly used 2 cup holders for dri...
by BimBeema
Sat 11 Oct, 2014 11:57
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Innit for the Long Haul
Replies: 31
Views: 3166

Re: Innit for the Long Haul

Great work, must be very rewarding & the car looks great!

I can vouch for Soft Tops in Croydon. I used them to replace the rear plastic screen a couple of years ago when my original one split.
by BimBeema
Fri 10 Oct, 2014 17:58
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Petition to make VED renewal fairer
Replies: 21
Views: 2590

Re: Petition to make VED renewal fairer

Signed!
by BimBeema
Fri 03 Oct, 2014 18:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: BMW Individual Z3 2.2 2001
Replies: 11
Views: 2125

Re: For Sale: BMW Individual Z3 2.2 2001

Rob/Conor; Thank you for the kind words. I've tried to hold on to the Zed for as long as possible & have thoroughly enjoyed owning it - it's been a member of the family, however my work location has changed for the last couple of years and I now commute to work with the Zed, approx. 50m a day so loo...
by BimBeema
Wed 01 Oct, 2014 22:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: BMW Individual Z3 2.2 2001
Replies: 11
Views: 2125

Re: For Sale: BMW Individual Z3 2.2 2001

Thanks David. Wasn't aware of that. Cheers.

Sam
by BimBeema
Wed 01 Oct, 2014 13:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: BMW Individual Z3 2.2 2001
Replies: 11
Views: 2125

Re: For Sale: BMW Individual Z3 2.2 2001

Hi everyone, For those that have PM'ed me, for some reason some of my replies are sitting in the "outbox" and not being sent out so apologies for that. The sent box is not full either so I'm not sure what the problem might be. Having not been on the forum for some time it seems to have bene updated ...
by BimBeema
Mon 29 Sep, 2014 23:27
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: BMW Individual Z3 2.2 2001
Replies: 11
Views: 2125

For Sale: BMW Individual Z3 2.2 2001

Hello all, Long term member here, from 2005 though I haven't been on here for a long while due to other interests, mainly my now 4 year old little one. After 10.5 years of absolutely brilliant motoring & many happy memories time has unfortunately come to part with the Zed so I thought I'd give the g...
by BimBeema
Thu 20 Sep, 2012 17:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone had a replacement roof fitted?
Replies: 105
Views: 8168

Re: Anyone had a replacement roof fitted?

So finally booked the car in with Soft Tops in Croydon last Friday and got the rear plastic screen replaced for £125 all in. Took just over an hour to replace and I can finally see out the rear window again. Took longer to get there and back (nearly 4 hours for a 40-odd mile return trip through Lond...
by BimBeema
Wed 05 Sep, 2012 17:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone had a replacement roof fitted?
Replies: 105
Views: 8168

Re: Anyone had a replacement roof fitted?

So decided after nearly 6 months to book the Zed in for a hood replacement seeing Autumn is coming up and what happens? - Soft Tops in Croydon don't do them in red, only black or blue at £350 all in but I want red, mine's a special edition with red hood so I'd like to keep it original colour combo. ...
by BimBeema
Thu 19 Apr, 2012 13:54
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Independent BMW specialists: list
Replies: 80
Views: 46276

Re: Independent BMW specialists: list

I found this link, it may be useful:

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topi ... 0&t=796191
by BimBeema
Thu 19 Apr, 2012 13:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ive Been Deprived Of An "i"
Replies: 38
Views: 1750

Re: Ive Been Deprived Of An "i"

To be honest, its quite subtle. I would just leave it on if there's any chnace it may damage the paint.
by BimBeema
Wed 18 Apr, 2012 13:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ive Been Deprived Of An "i"
Replies: 38
Views: 1750

Re: Ive Been Deprived Of An "i"

That looks like an after market jobbie. Never seen one before!

Mine is 2.2i special/limited edition and is marked with "individual" inside the engine bay area if I recall correctly.
by BimBeema
Wed 18 Apr, 2012 13:03
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE Z3 TONNEAU COVER CLIP ASSY.
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Re: FOR SALE Z3 TONNEAU COVER CLIP ASSY.

Wow is that £17 per clip? how much is a pack of 4 then?
by BimBeema
Tue 17 Apr, 2012 15:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: People with angel eyes
Replies: 65
Views: 4171

Re: People with angel eyes

Gazza wrote:Hi Sam

I too had my first set done by Ben, My inverters were under the headlights.
Ah, was dreading that, means taking the headlight out! Thanks for reply though.
by BimBeema
Tue 17 Apr, 2012 15:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone had a replacement roof fitted?
Replies: 105
Views: 8168

Re: Anyone had a replacement roof fitted?

Thanks for the feedback - that really does throw the cat amongst the pigeons! Do I go for just a new window at £125-145 and keep the same roof or pay the extra £200-250 and get a brand new roof? Decisions, decisions! I was in the same position as you 18 months ago and decide on a new roof, glad I d...
by BimBeema
Fri 13 Apr, 2012 16:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: People with angel eyes
Replies: 65
Views: 4171

Re: People with angel eyes

As its both rings in both lights it does sound like the inverters have failed. You can buy replacements at a reasonable price so it would be sensible to replace these first and see if that cures the problem. Thanks. So any idea where the inverter for the passenger side headlight might be located an...
by BimBeema
Fri 13 Apr, 2012 16:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone had a replacement roof fitted?
Replies: 105
Views: 8168

Re: Anyone had a replacement roof fitted?

Thanks for the feedback - that really does throw the cat amongst the pigeons! Do I go for just a new window at £125-145 and keep the same roof or pay the extra £200-250 and get a brand new roof? Decisions, decisions!
by BimBeema
Fri 13 Apr, 2012 14:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: People with angel eyes
Replies: 65
Views: 4171

Re: People with angel eyes

Thanks for reply Gookah. Its both rings in both headlights that have stopped working, but supply should be fine as my side lights which the angel eyes take a feed from are fine & working. The drivers side headlight I actually disconnected the inverter myself as it kept flickering on & off and the he...
by BimBeema
Fri 13 Apr, 2012 14:08
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Independent BMW specialists: list
Replies: 80
Views: 46276

Re: Independent BMW specialists: list

Any recommendations for an indie in/around North London? In all the years owning my Zed its always been serviced by BMW but given its age and general rising living costs I think a good indie might be the route to go for future - still have two green lights on from last BMW service so not an urgent r...
by BimBeema
Wed 11 Apr, 2012 14:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone had a replacement roof fitted?
Replies: 105
Views: 8168

Re: Anyone had a replacement roof fitted?

To the guys who've had a replacement roof (wonderloaf, VinceR and mrh1); Did the prices you paid (£400, £450 & £250 respectively) for the roofs include the rear plastic window or was it just the roof material? Reason I ask is my rear window split 2/3 weeks ago & I have yet to replace it (I spoke to ...
by BimBeema
Wed 11 Apr, 2012 14:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: People with angel eyes
Replies: 65
Views: 4171

Re: People with angel eyes

This forum never ceases to amaze me! Talking about Angel Eyes, I had mine fitted by Ben Sweetman, all of about 6/7 years ago (I believe my Zed was his guinea pig as far as this forum was concerned). Anyway they've recently stopped working, and I can't locate Ben anymore (his website Chromeline Desig...
by BimBeema
Wed 21 Mar, 2012 10:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear screen replacement
Replies: 56
Views: 18390

Re: Rear screen replacement

Thanks Gary and Toony. Both look viable options. Will probably go for which ever will get done in quickest time including travel time to & fro.
by BimBeema
Tue 20 Mar, 2012 16:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear screen replacement
Replies: 56
Views: 18390

Re: Rear screen replacement

Thanks Gary. Just checked with both: Softtops in Croydon: £125 fitted but just repalcing the plastic screen and reusing existing zip. Softtops Direct in Romford: £175 fitted same as previous just replacing the plastic screen. How did you find Softtops in Croydon? how was the quality of the fit (any ...
by BimBeema
Tue 20 Mar, 2012 16:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear screen replacement
Replies: 56
Views: 18390

Re: Rear screen replacement

Ok just spoke to Tony at Soft Tops and was quoted £140 fitted (a couple of hours work, up in Coventry) but this is just for the plastic screen. It doesn't include the zip or the plastic trim, assuming they are in reusable condition otherwise the whole lot have to be ordered from BMW and would cost o...
by BimBeema
Tue 20 Mar, 2012 13:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear screen replacement
Replies: 56
Views: 18390

Re: Rear screen replacement

Thanks Aceman, would you happen to have the link? I can't see it for the life of me!
by BimBeema
Tue 20 Mar, 2012 13:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear screen replacement
Replies: 56
Views: 18390

Re: Rear screen replacement

The dreaded happended to my rear screen last night :( I Thought it was nice weather, not overly warm but not cold either, tried putting the hood down on the drive back home from work and the plastic screen split vertically. Gaffer taped it up last night & thought I'd pop on to the forum and search f...
by BimBeema
Tue 26 Jul, 2011 13:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: WANTED - to borrow a tonneau cover
Replies: 11
Views: 654

In which case you should edit your initial post with your no in and remove it and then PM the other poster with your no!
by BimBeema
Thu 09 Jun, 2011 11:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: **FS: Z4M Roadster Full Spec, REDUCED - FBMWSH, 21,000 miles
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Brand loyalty! Alot of people (I include myself) stick to a certain brand if they've had good experiences of it - its human nature. We've had 3 beemers (e36 coupe, e46 compact and the Zed) and all have been good solid experiences (touch wood - hope I'm not tempting fate), so its natural when it come...
by BimBeema
Wed 08 Jun, 2011 12:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Taken for a ride - advice please
Replies: 39
Views: 4801

Have only read this thread today! What can I say that hasn't already been said. This sounded like a complete nightmare, the sort of thing anybody buying a used car has nightmares about! Glad to hear you have this sorted out though. Lessons learnt should be - to look for tell tale signs (matching vin...
by BimBeema
Wed 08 Jun, 2011 11:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: You have £1000 to spend...
Replies: 30
Views: 1156

New (& bigger) alloys and lowering!
by BimBeema
Wed 08 Jun, 2011 11:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: will Z3//M front bumper fit normal Z3?
Replies: 5
Views: 394

I'm pretty sure it should fit the facelift Z3's seamlessly.
by BimBeema
Wed 08 Jun, 2011 00:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: interesting rumour
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Looks nice lets see if it ever gets off the canvas!
by BimBeema
Mon 06 Jun, 2011 13:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mirror...oh..mirror tel me.....?
Replies: 22
Views: 1724

Happened to be looking at the car head on and noticed the standard (non M)mirrors are also angled/slant slightly differently between the drivers side (RHD) and passenger side on left side - you would not notice it if not looking head on and comparing each one, but it def is angled differently!
by BimBeema
Mon 06 Jun, 2011 13:23
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: broken wing mirror
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Try ebay - whole ones come up every now & then or a scrappie or ultimately & expensively $tealers!
by BimBeema
Mon 06 Jun, 2011 13:21
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Hood refurb
Replies: 17
Views: 1034

Good job and write up!

I have used the Autoglym cleaner and proofer before, use them once a year usually and it works a treat, though haven't had the chnace to do it this year yet.
by BimBeema
Fri 03 Jun, 2011 16:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Slightly lowered?
Replies: 6
Views: 501

They probably don't have speed humps in the OC!
by BimBeema
Fri 27 May, 2011 14:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Chrome Exhaust trim x 2
Replies: 30
Views: 1028

I'm happy to take them off your hand if no one else will - I have a 2.2 so should def fit mine.
by BimBeema
Fri 27 May, 2011 11:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof Replacement Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Oooh, that doesn't look very good! I think you need the whole lot replaced, fabric, trim, seals and any other part sof the mechanism that might be playing up - better to replace now that have to take it apart later. I know the roof is subject to wear and tear but you really have to ask what the last...
by BimBeema
Wed 25 May, 2011 14:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - BMW Aero Side Skirts Facelift
Replies: 10
Views: 511

I thought you were going to source this from your contact in Germany?
by BimBeema
Mon 23 May, 2011 12:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW's Shorty Sporty Aerial & a Few Shiny Pics
Replies: 40
Views: 2221

How big or small is this - can you measure up please? (talking about the aerial BTW :D ) Might be worth doing a pic of this one alongside the original one. I'm interested in ordering one but would like to see difference between this and the original one. Recently ordered one off ebay from the Citroe...
by BimBeema
Mon 23 May, 2011 12:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: AWFUL evening...
Replies: 45
Views: 2492

OT but I think its heavily influenced by location/post code, Insurance in London post codes is absolutely ridiculeous.
by BimBeema
Mon 23 May, 2011 12:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: can i ask you lads & Lassies some questions here please.
Replies: 12
Views: 780

The facelift models did have some very minor changes to the front end as well, such as chrome rings round the headlights.
by BimBeema
Mon 23 May, 2011 11:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: AWFUL evening...
Replies: 45
Views: 2492

Sorry to hear that Dave - its one of the rarest things I've heard since owning my Zed and being a member on the forum. I hope you can get the Zed up and running again soon.