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by Ballie
Sun 11 Aug, 2013 23:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE - Estoril blue/black leather door cards.
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: FOR SALE - Estoril blue/black leather door cards.

Here you go: http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/jiggysi/7c75899b-e1a5-4c17-b276-e79a6399ac8f.jpg http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/jiggysi/double3.jpg http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/jiggysi/double1.jpg http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/jiggysi/double.jpg Also up for sal...
by Ballie
Wed 07 Aug, 2013 23:10
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE - Estoril blue/black leather door cards.
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: FOR SALE - Estoril blue/black leather door cards.

Will try and get some up tomorrow. Sorry about the late reply.

Si
by Ballie
Tue 06 Aug, 2013 21:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE - Estoril blue/black leather door cards.
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: FOR SALE - Estoril blue/black leather door cards.

Sorry, tbh don't even know where to start with these. Say £200 excluding delivery for the pair?
by Ballie
Tue 06 Aug, 2013 08:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: wanted perspex Wind deflector
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: wanted perspex Wind deflector

Sorry, it's not Perspex, it's an original BMW mesh one:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221263809931?redirect=mobile
by Ballie
Mon 05 Aug, 2013 22:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE - Estoril blue/black leather door cards.
Replies: 5
Views: 474

FOR SALE - Estoril blue/black leather door cards.

Hi all, Having sold my Z3M, I now have a spare pair of estoril blue/black leather door cards available if anyone needs a replacement. I'm open to sensible offers before I put them on eBay if anyone is interested. I also have a Mesh Wind deflector for sale too, which is currently on eBay. Again, I'm ...
by Ballie
Mon 05 Aug, 2013 22:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: wanted perspex Wind deflector
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: wanted perspex Wind deflector

I'm selling one on eBay at the minute. Cheap reserve on it.
by Ballie
Thu 01 Aug, 2013 13:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M for sale - bargain
Replies: 1
Views: 732

Re: Z3M for sale - bargain

Now sold.
by Ballie
Wed 31 Jul, 2013 21:04
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M for sale - bargain
Replies: 1
Views: 732

Z3M for sale - bargain

Hey guys, put the car up for sale after 5 years. Pls message or email if interested. Absolute baragin: http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201307257998193/sort/default/usedcars/model/m_roadster/make/bmw/onesearchad/used/onesearchad/nearlynew/onesearchad/new/quicksearch/true/page/1/postcode...
by Ballie
Mon 15 Jul, 2013 23:58
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Intermittent Interior Clock
Replies: 22
Views: 2229

Re: Intermittent Interior Clock

Isn't this a common problem that we have addressed before in this forum? My clock hasn't kept the correct time in years.
by Ballie
Sun 14 Jul, 2013 22:51
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: boot floor welding
Replies: 21
Views: 2451

Re: boot floor welding

As Kornkarr says; the metal is thin. It's just a matter of time before the welds go again on the bigger engines. That's if your driving the car as its designed to be driven. My diff bracket was replaced by BMW early on, which isn't a problem now. But I had to have welding done on the boot last year ...
by Ballie
Sun 14 Jul, 2013 20:22
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: boot floor welding
Replies: 21
Views: 2451

Re: boot floor welding

Good price for that. Extremely common problem unfortunately; seems that there is no real permanent fix for the boot problem, as they always seem to go after a few years.
by Ballie
Tue 09 Jul, 2013 08:35
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED - Z3M rear coil spring(s)
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: WANTED - Z3M rear coil spring(s)

Z3cade,

Thanks for the offer, but Max has sorted me out with a pair off his.

Ballie
by Ballie
Sat 06 Jul, 2013 23:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED - Z3M rear coil spring(s)
Replies: 4
Views: 254

WANTED - Z3M rear coil spring(s)

Looking for a replacement coil spring for my 1998 Z3M as one of mine has snapped. Please PM me with a price if you can help.
by Ballie
Sun 21 Aug, 2011 18:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Estoril Blue Z3M Roadster for SALE!
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Thanks aceman. Yea, I was thinking the same thing tbh. The only thing iv added are the Door builds, brake hoses and clutch hose. I brought the car; as is. It just caught my eye straight away. I am open to offers, but im not majorly desperate to sell. I'll keep my fingers crossed. If it doesn't sell,...
by Ballie
Sun 21 Aug, 2011 16:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Estoril Blue Z3M Roadster for SALE!
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Reduced price now guys: £7000 ONO. Do you think I am asking too much for this? Appears that the sellers market isn't looking too strong at the minute for these. Maybe something to do with the ridiculous fuel prices in the UK.

Ballie
by Ballie
Fri 12 Aug, 2011 17:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Estoril Blue Z3M Roadster for SALE!
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Some more: http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/jiggysi/d685b372.jpg http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/jiggysi/c90f41d4.jpg http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/jiggysi/d11aa568.jpg http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/jiggysi/f84b9248.jpg http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/...
by Ballie
Fri 12 Aug, 2011 16:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Estoril Blue Z3M Roadster for SALE!
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Estoril Blue Z3M Roadster for SALE!

Hello all, After 3 amazing years of owning an 'M', its finally time for me to let her go, as me and my fiancee are in the process of buying a house and and work commitments are becoming a factor (Distance/Mileage). Its up for £7600,and will be on AUTO TRADER tomorrow. Id rather it go to someone on h...
by Ballie
Wed 10 Aug, 2011 13:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: uneven rear tyre wear
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Falkens are the best because they are a harder compound of tyre, which in turn means it will last longer!

However, if your looking for performance: I recommend Toyo T1R's. Though they will only last 6 months before they are bald (Depending on how you drive). :)
by Ballie
Tue 12 Jul, 2011 15:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: discs and pads - front
Replies: 6
Views: 598

ATE and Pagid are both OEM BMW brands. You cant go wrong with either mate.
by Ballie
Mon 20 Jun, 2011 19:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: quarry motors - sheffield, highly recommended
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Yea, I brought a second hand oil level sensor for the M off them. Done the job for £30 with 6 months warranty.
by Ballie
Mon 20 Jun, 2011 19:24
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Hood protection
Replies: 9
Views: 1200

Well guys, I can honestly say that this stuff really works. It's still water beading after a month. Definitely recommend this stuff!
by Ballie
Fri 13 May, 2011 17:02
Forum: Performance
Topic: Do I or dont I improve the performance???
Replies: 29
Views: 2684

You can pick up an 'M' for a reasonable price these days. You certainly wont be disappointed with the performance. I used to have a 1.9 and i thought that was nippy. Then took an 'M' for a run, and it fell in love. I think it was moment my head snapped into the head rest, from the pull off. :drive
by Ballie
Wed 11 May, 2011 14:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone familiar with the coolant system?
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Which engine mate?

Ballie
by Ballie
Wed 11 May, 2011 08:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: estoril blue - chrome door handles
Replies: 14
Views: 925

I replaced my rubber gromit a few weeks ago, with one off Ebay. Picked it up for around £5 I think.
by Ballie
Wed 11 May, 2011 08:38
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: More powers to the police
Replies: 12
Views: 582

I totally agree with this. I understand this will in no doubt frustrate a few individuals, but it is about time the police had the power to instantly do something about these poor drivers, instead of dragging it out and sending them in front of the Magistrates, wasting more money and time.
by Ballie
Wed 11 May, 2011 08:38
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: More powers to the police
Replies: 12
Views: 582

I totally agree with this. I understand this will in no doubt frustrate a few individuals, but it is about time the police had the power to instantly do something about these poor drivers, instead of dragging it out and sending them in front of the Magistrates, wasting more money and time.
by Ballie
Mon 09 May, 2011 22:05
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Replacement differential
Replies: 11
Views: 1686

I have to admit; I dont think I have ever heard of anyone having to replace their Diff at 80k miles. Strange :cry:
by Ballie
Sun 08 May, 2011 19:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: estoril blue - chrome door handles
Replies: 14
Views: 925

Those wheels on your car Ballie, what are they, can't see them that well, little pic but they look stunning :) Thanks mate. They are, 'MAS-ITALY - SAGGITA' alloys mate. The company went bust quite a few years back and stopped production of these unfortunately. Probably worth a few quid now. http://...
by Ballie
Sat 07 May, 2011 20:59
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Hood protection
Replies: 9
Views: 1200

Well guys, I purchased this stuff and do recommend it. I do normally use the Autoglym hood protection kit. In this case, I hoovered and cleaned my hood with the Autoglym cleaner and applied this stuff as the protector. It does'nt stain the windows or paintwork like the autoglym stuff and it wipes of...
by Ballie
Sat 07 May, 2011 20:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: estoril blue - chrome door handles
Replies: 14
Views: 925

Don't have a photo available mate, but i definitely think it does suit the Estoril blue. And it fits in with the Chrome parts, which are already on the 'M's.

Ballie
by Ballie
Sat 07 May, 2011 20:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insurance renewal
Replies: 47
Views: 14654

£500 for my 'M' this year. Age 26, with 7yrs no claims. Blimey, that is good for your age :!: Yea, it is a good price. Im with 'BELL', a specialist part of Admiral in case anyones interested. Took out the policy when I only had 2yrs no claims, which met their criteria. You have to have a low NCB fo...
by Ballie
Thu 05 May, 2011 20:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insurance renewal
Replies: 47
Views: 14654

£500 for my 'M' this year. Age 26, with 7yrs no claims.
by Ballie
Mon 02 May, 2011 19:54
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Hood protection
Replies: 9
Views: 1200

That looks amazing and very reasonably priced.
by Ballie
Mon 02 May, 2011 19:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mirror horror
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Made from something more durable than the aluminium. :)
by Ballie
Sun 01 May, 2011 21:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mirror horror
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Funny old thing, I did my passenger side this weekend; and mine was exactly the same. Mine had been glue gunned on. Haha. I can't justify buying a new one in the current economic climate.
by Ballie
Sun 01 May, 2011 15:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 30% Off at Eurocarparts
Replies: 7
Views: 648

I have Pagid all round on the M and have stood up to my sometimes harsh braking. They are classed as OEM parts too.
by Ballie
Thu 28 Apr, 2011 17:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 30% Off at Eurocarparts
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Just brought my mrs some new brake disks for her Corsa. Should of been £30, but it came to £21. Replaced my rear disks and pads on my M last month; would of saved a fortune. :(
by Ballie
Tue 26 Apr, 2011 11:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 30% Off at Eurocarparts
Replies: 7
Views: 648

30% Off at Eurocarparts

Hi all,

Just thought I would mention, that there is 30% off all servicing parts at Eurocarparts.com.

Just type: Wedding30 at the checkout. I dont know how long the offer will last. I would imagine untill Friday (Wedding Day).

Ballie
by Ballie
Wed 20 Apr, 2011 14:35
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Leather Refurb
Replies: 36
Views: 9613

Cheers anyway,

Excellent write up and find.
by Ballie
Tue 19 Apr, 2011 16:34
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Leather Refurb
Replies: 36
Views: 9613

Jonttt,

Sorry to bring up this old topic, but was just wondering how the seats are still looking after 2+ years of wear and tear? Did the product do the job?

Regards,

Ballie
by Ballie
Sun 17 Apr, 2011 22:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Show us your Wheels!
Replies: 69
Views: 6781

Image

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The now non-existent MAS-Italy Sagitta 18'
by Ballie
Tue 12 Apr, 2011 16:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: brakes on m roadster
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Oh and I 'Highly recommend' using, a Gunson Eezibleed kit from Halfrauds to bleed the brakes. Cost around £19. Makes the bleeding job easy (Again - I'd never done before). Only took around 10-15 mins.

Ballie
by Ballie
Tue 12 Apr, 2011 14:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: brakes on m roadster
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Very easy and I must say, enjoyable job (First time iv ever attempted it too) I even removed all the callipers and carriers, to de-rust and paint them up. Highly recommend some Deox-C Rust remover. I dropped all 4 brake carriers, bolts, anti rattle clips and lug nuts into a bucket with Deox-C. Stood...
by Ballie
Tue 12 Apr, 2011 13:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Braided break lines
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Yea, I used plenty of Penetrating fluid on the hoses before I started. The front ones came off easily. And I drained the system completely after the fronts come off. But the rear hoses and lines were picked up as an advisory on the last MOT.
by Ballie
Mon 11 Apr, 2011 14:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Braided break lines
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Word of warning - I replaced mine last weekend. I ended up having to cut off the original rear hoses, due to them being severely seized (13yrs old). I rounded off the original Female ends on the brake lines, with a flare wrench, which meant replacing the driver and passenger side, rear brake lines o...
by Ballie
Mon 28 Mar, 2011 19:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Angel Eye Inverter
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Good to hear!

Replaced my inverter, which Ben fitted with one off EBay for £7. Works a treat. Cheers for your help guys.
by Ballie
Thu 24 Mar, 2011 09:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Creaking sound from behind hood
Replies: 1
Views: 237

I think convertibles are naturally creaky by nature. In regards to the 'Spot Weld' issue, try pulling out the boot lining and have a look at the condition of your boot. If a Spot weld has popped, you will definitely see it! (Which I found in mine, 18 months ago) It also, might be worth having a look...
by Ballie
Tue 22 Mar, 2011 15:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: this z3 made me crinch......(not mine)
Replies: 30
Views: 5719

LMAO! :lol: Its a mutant! :twisted:
by Ballie
Mon 21 Mar, 2011 16:05
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Usernames. Explain yourself!
Replies: 125
Views: 9804

My surname is: Ball. Hence my nickname - Ballie. :lol:
by Ballie
Mon 21 Mar, 2011 11:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Angel Eye Inverter
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Its definately the inverter and not one of the Rings. The chances of both rings going U/S at the same time are very slim. Ordered an inverter off Ebay for £7. Will let you know how it goes.

Thanks for all your help guys,

Ballie