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by Tilly
Thu 14 Dec, 2017 19:49
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Making hard decision
Replies: 20
Views: 1536

Re: Making hard decision

Speed is not everything and the Roadster on normal roads was plenty fast enough. What I liked about the M was you had to drive it well. It could be very unforgiving if you were not concentrating. In addition you had five gears and a limited slip diff. No four wheel drive, traction control, suspensio...
by Tilly
Thu 14 Dec, 2017 17:22
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Making hard decision
Replies: 20
Views: 1536

Re: Making hard decision

A far wiser person than me once wrote " Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all." After driving the Roadster over to Classic Heroes one last time today with the roof down and the sun shining I am not so sure. Returning home in the replacement vehicle I tried to think of th...
by Tilly
Mon 04 Dec, 2017 21:28
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Making hard decision
Replies: 20
Views: 1536

Re: Making hard decision

Feeling a bit overwhelmed today. Four people have already applied to buy the car. Although barney has not got the car to evaluate what cosmetic work needs doing and therefore he has not set a selling price or even advertised it,it seems the car is in great demand in Europe. There has even been an en...
by Tilly
Sat 02 Dec, 2017 15:10
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Making hard decision
Replies: 20
Views: 1536

Re: Making hard decision

I am feeling your pain.
If the other Paul isn't interested could you let me know.
Paul
PM sent
by Tilly
Sat 02 Dec, 2017 15:09
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Making hard decision
Replies: 20
Views: 1536

Re: Making hard decision

can you let me know about your Z3M when the time comes, I could well be in the market for a LHD example! I should really be encouraging you to keep it, I still have my 92 325i convertible plus my Z3!
PM sent
by Tilly
Fri 01 Dec, 2017 16:32
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Making hard decision
Replies: 20
Views: 1536

Re: Making hard decision

I have decided to let Barney Halse at Classic Heroes handle the sale of my car. He will get the car within the next few days and then tell me what extra needs to be done in his opinion before the car is sold. Once he and I have agreed an asking price, he will sell the car on my behalf. I really do n...
by Tilly
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 07:15
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Making hard decision
Replies: 20
Views: 1536

Re: Making hard decision

Thanks Brian,

Luckily my wife will still have her Zed so I can still remain a member of this great group.
by Tilly
Wed 29 Nov, 2017 20:30
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Making hard decision
Replies: 20
Views: 1536

Re: Making hard decision

Can I say one thing to anybody interested. This car is not a garage queen. It has been driven on roads but not on any race tracks. Its has done 158000Km. I use the revs once the car its thoroughly warm. But its is regularly serviced and anything needing replacing is replaced with OEM parts. I have n...
by Tilly
Wed 29 Nov, 2017 20:01
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Making hard decision
Replies: 20
Views: 1536

Re: Making hard decision

Will do
by Tilly
Wed 29 Nov, 2017 18:09
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Making hard decision
Replies: 20
Views: 1536

Re: Making hard decision

Hi there, It is for sale. I have every invoice from new, all old MOT's and 2 current MOT's. The garage in October carried out a new one by mistake but the old one doesn't expire until Feb 18. I am meeting Barney Halse from Classic Heroes tomorrow. He has looked after the car for over 17 years, apart...
by Tilly
Wed 29 Nov, 2017 07:37
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Making hard decision
Replies: 20
Views: 1536

Re: Making hard decision

Our first BMW in 1988 was a 325 convertible. We kept it for almost 14 years and only sold it because, having the Zeds, we never used it. It is still going strong and I occasionally have seen it. It was a brilliant car. We have almost decided on the replacement but are now just deciding on colour and...
by Tilly
Tue 28 Nov, 2017 22:01
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Making hard decision
Replies: 20
Views: 1536

Re: Making hard decision

Taken earlier this year https://www.flickr.com/photos/152172483@N07/38709044821/in/dateposted-public/ Now I can post I have some more which I can load if necessary. Decided the car will have to go. Time unfortunately to move on and it is a terrible decision to make. I cannot continue to defy age. Go...
by Tilly
Sat 25 Nov, 2017 21:37
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Making hard decision
Replies: 20
Views: 1536

Making hard decision

Hard decision time. Finding it harder to get in the car with roof up, almost 70, so I am thinking of getting something easier to fit in. Had the M for over 17 years and if I take the very hard decision to sell I would like some advice from members. The car was built in Feb 22 1997 as a LHD German de...
by Tilly
Fri 10 Nov, 2017 11:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone got an automatic Z3?
Replies: 21
Views: 1565

Re: Anyone got an automatic Z3?

We have a 1.9 Auto and an M and we have owned both for almost 20 years. In today's driving conditions the auto can easily keep up with the Roadster. In fact on many occasions the auto is an easier drive. Acceleration is adequate, kick down is rapid and the suspension is far more compliant. In traffi...
by Tilly
Mon 23 Oct, 2017 20:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: seat bushes advice/help please
Replies: 12
Views: 1196

Re: seat bushes advice/help please

Hello Geoff thanks for the message - not had a chance to do it yet unfortunately. I really need to do it soon as it's quite bad now, but we work weekends as well so finding some time is quite difficult. Can I ask how long it too, please? regards Sue Hi Sue, I did both our Z's and it takes just over...
by Tilly
Wed 05 Jul, 2017 21:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: OEM Luggage Rack Fitting guidelines.
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: OEM Luggage Rack Fitting guidelines.

I have the original BMW boot-lid carrier installation instructions. I will scan them and send a PM. The first few pages are in German but they have the diagrams for fitting. The last 3 are in English with the references for the diagrams.
by Tilly
Sat 11 Feb, 2017 20:21
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Happy birthday
Replies: 9
Views: 1086

Re: Happy birthday

I remember a story I was once told from a person who restores older BMWs. One customer spend tens of thousands getting his 3.0L CSL restored to a new condition. It was absolutely immaculate when completed. However, when the owner went to pick it up he told the restorer that he was now hesitant to dr...
by Tilly
Tue 07 Feb, 2017 22:14
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Happy birthday
Replies: 9
Views: 1086

Happy birthday

In a few days the M will be 20 years old with almost 100,000 miles on the clock. In addition my wife's 1.9 Zed will be exactly 19½ with now almost 50,000 miles on the clock. Both have just passed their MOT's with no advisories and the guy who did the test commented that for 20 year old vehicles they...
by Tilly
Sun 05 Feb, 2017 18:22
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal
Replies: 661
Views: 170300

Re: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal

Sorry to see you go. You have been a real asset to the site.

Would be very interested to see, when you get used to it, how the GTS compares to the M on ordinary roads. Not only in the areas of performance but also in other drivers attitudes to a new Porsche.
by Tilly
Sun 29 Jan, 2017 16:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Devastated -help needed asap
Replies: 11
Views: 1486

Re: Devastated -help needed asap

Our 1.9 auto is almost 20 years old, albeit with only 50,000 miles on the clock. Never had any problems with the auto. I am now going to admit to a very dangerous statement. On some occasions I prefer to drive it over the M Roadster. Maybe I am getting old or is it just too many restrictions on our ...
by Tilly
Sun 01 Jan, 2017 11:08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Z017
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: Z017

Del wrote:Happy New Year

2017 - Is it 20-years since the Z3 was launched in the UK? :D
Yes Happy New year to one and all.
In six weeks time Blackie will be exactly 20. Bluie is 6 months younger. Neither look too bad and neither have had botox!
by Tilly
Wed 28 Dec, 2016 17:07
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: To my .org friends!
Replies: 39
Views: 3286

Re: To my .org friends!

Heh I have M badges on my Z! and I tried putting socks in the y fronts and just got laughed at. I must admit I stuffed them down the back. As for spelin. Well that is personel. Have a good New Year. Tilly, good to hear from you again. An ///M is an ///M is an ///M! Whereas.......... :head: :D Mrs. ...
by Tilly
Wed 28 Dec, 2016 09:59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: To my .org friends!
Replies: 39
Views: 3286

Re: To my .org friends!

Heh I have M badges on my Z! and I tried putting socks in the y fronts and just got laughed at. I must admit I stuffed them down the back. As for spelin. Well that is personel.
Have a good New Year.
by Tilly
Mon 21 Nov, 2016 17:22
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Cars as investments
Replies: 18
Views: 1899

Re: Cars as investments

Don't think the M will be worth much in the years to come. I have already put almost 100,000 miles on the clock and I intend to put on many more. The same with the other Z. In some conditions it is a better car to drive and drive it we do. I have no attachment for the five at all. Within the first 6...
by Tilly
Mon 21 Nov, 2016 15:42
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Cars as investments
Replies: 18
Views: 1899

Re: Cars as investments

I totally agree with both wavesong and mrscalex. It still comes as a surprise as to the number of people who still consider a car as a potential money maker and then hardly drive their vehicle talking about the detrimental affect it will have on resale. Only a very few cars do consistently make a pr...
by Tilly
Mon 21 Nov, 2016 11:59
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Cars as investments
Replies: 18
Views: 1899

Cars as investments

I keep on hearing that cars can be a good investment and that some BMW's fall into that category. So I thought I would just look at the cars I have and see how much I have made. I have three cars, a 2010 525D Touring bought new, 1997 M Roadster bought in 2000 and a 1.9 Z3 auto also bought in 2000. I...
by Tilly
Tue 25 Oct, 2016 21:08
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Northern Spain in a Z3M
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

Re: Northern Spain in a Z3M

Great read from a great trip. Thanks for taking the trouble to post.

Problems is once you have done it in the M what to do next. The world is your oyster!
by Tilly
Fri 21 Oct, 2016 17:19
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: I Own BMW Z3M Roadster (Old Top Gear 1998) Need More Info??
Replies: 16
Views: 2633

Re: I Own BMW Z3M Roadster (Old Top Gear 1998) Need More Inf

Great to hear the first UK registerted ZM is still running. I own a very early LHD M roadster. It was built on Feb 21 1997 and was sent to Germany before the official world press launch and was a demonstrator for a BMW main agent in Fulda. It is Cosmos black with red/black interior and with a manual...
by Tilly
Tue 27 Sep, 2016 16:39
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Faulty Key chip
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: Faulty Key chip

Key arrived, initialised and working within 24 hours. Key came from Northampton but the coding was sent from Germany. I must admit the service was very good. Price £140.63. I am now going to play around with the old key to see what I can find and salvage.
by Tilly
Mon 26 Sep, 2016 21:30
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Faulty Key chip
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: Faulty Key chip

If you think the key is faulty then I have details of a very good key repair specialist. He managed to bring my 2 year old VW key back to life after the missus put it through the washing machine. Price £30. Mind you I did have to get it reprogrammed afterwards at a cost of £60. Cheaper than a whole...
by Tilly
Mon 26 Sep, 2016 18:15
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Faulty Key chip
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: Faulty Key chip

Thanks R for the info. I have tried recyling many times and still no success. As to the key working with others in the car I've tested different options of time and distance. Time doesn't appear to be the factor. Distance is. If the other key is about four feet away from the ignition then it doesn't...
by Tilly
Mon 26 Sep, 2016 17:16
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Faulty Key chip
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: Faulty Key chip

BladeRunner919 wrote:It sounds like you still have more than one working key, so I'd have gone for option 3 - don't worry about it!
Good point. Didn't think about that. Just wanted to keep the car as I got it.
by Tilly
Mon 26 Sep, 2016 15:46
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Faulty Key chip
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Faulty Key chip

On Saturday after a day's great driving I had problem starting the car. Luckily it was on the drive and I just wanted to put it in the garage. Ignition on, no problem, but on turning it to position 3 nothing. The central key is the three button remote control version which not only contains the batt...
by Tilly
Sun 31 Jul, 2016 22:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help please - seat bush replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: Help please - seat bush replacement

Great news, now enjoy.
by Tilly
Sun 31 Jul, 2016 12:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help please - seat bush replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: Help please - seat bush replacement

Fantastic news. Just a bit of advice. Do one carrier at a time and make sure you refit the first one at exactly the same distance on the bolt as the one you still have to repair. Alignment is critical if the seat is to work properly.
by Tilly
Sat 30 Jul, 2016 16:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help please - seat bush replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: Help please - seat bush replacement

At the top of your pic right at the front you should be able to see the T50 torx on the threaded bar.
by Tilly
Sat 16 Jul, 2016 21:58
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Lucky escape
Replies: 10
Views: 1336

Re: Lucky escape

Thanks for the info. Got my 5 in October 2010 and noticed the difference with runflats when I put on winter tyres. Even with variable control damping, normal tyres gave a much better ride. I must admit that I changed to non runflats in 2012 when supplies were difficult to get and many main dealers d...
by Tilly
Sat 16 Jul, 2016 19:43
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Lucky escape
Replies: 10
Views: 1336

Re: Lucky escape

The M doesn't have a spare. The fronts are different size to the rears. The car comes with a compressor and integral sealant in the unit. If you use the sealant in the unit the cost of replacing is I believe over £100.For that reason I use the Holts Tryeweld at £10 It is fine if you have a nail in t...
by Tilly
Sat 16 Jul, 2016 13:51
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Lucky escape
Replies: 10
Views: 1336

Lucky escape

Yesterday was sunny warm day so I decided to take the car for a run. However, I had first to drive to the garden centre to buy some wasp deterrent. The centre is about 3 miles from the house. A leisurely drive over no problems. On leaving the centre, after about 400 metres in a 30M.P.H zone, I heard...
by Tilly
Thu 09 Jun, 2016 16:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: Z3 Bentley Manual - Like New
Replies: 16
Views: 1731

Re: For Sale: Z3 Bentley Manual - Like New

Just to clarify the engines in the Bentley Service manual: 1.9 M44 B19 (96-98) 2.3 M52 TU B25 (99-00) 2.5 M54 B25 (01-02) 2.8 M52 B28 (97-98) 2.8 M52 TU B28 (99-00) 3.0 M54 B30 (01-02) 3.2 S52 B32 (98-00) 3.2 S54 B32 (01-02) These are the engines available in the US market. Some, but not all were av...
by Tilly
Wed 06 Apr, 2016 22:18
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hello all, 1st time Z3 owner
Replies: 37
Views: 3675

Re: Hello all, 1st time Z3 owner

Looking at the GT6 brought back memories. Some good, some not so good. Bought an emerald green one back in 1972 and the on the road price was £1495.42. I still have the brochure with the negotiated price on it. When I took delivery the car badly shuddered out of showroom and after a short drive I ha...
by Tilly
Sat 02 Apr, 2016 18:34
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New ///M Roadster checking in.
Replies: 7
Views: 1322

Re: New ///M Roadster checking in.

Ah Ha.
Now I'm not the only ex-Plymouthian to own an M. Welcome to the group and enjoy the car. I've returned to Blighty via the States( NJ) and Europe and also have a left hooker to show for it
by Tilly
Tue 16 Feb, 2016 21:16
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: A Newbie!
Replies: 9
Views: 1670

Re: A Newbie!

F4ST M wrote:Thank you all! Will post some pictures up soon :)
Looking forward to seeing some pics and welcome to the group. I can speak from experience they have been a great help over the years as long as you can take and give the banter.
by Tilly
Mon 15 Feb, 2016 21:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Aceman seat bushes- how good?
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: Aceman seat bushes- how good?

So, if I can do some maths here, Tillys bushes from Aceman have lasted 4 and a half years. Z3s were produced since 1995. Obviously, by at least 2010 they were wearing out, otherwise there would be no need to manufacture replacements, giving them a life of less than 5 years. So given another 6 month...
by Tilly
Mon 15 Feb, 2016 17:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Aceman seat bushes- how good?
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: Aceman seat bushes- how good?

Fitted set to my wife's car in August 2011. Still absolutely no movement. Did the same to my car latter and again no rocking. In my humble opinion they are "bloody good."
by Tilly
Sat 19 Dec, 2015 15:58
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: No more interest in M Roadster and Coupe?
Replies: 15
Views: 2891

Re: No more interest in M Roadster and Coupe?

Some have seen it all before and just read rather than post. I personally don't have any questions to ask at the moment :wink: With not many cars in the UK and many of those in winter hibernation I'm not surprised. I am still using mine though several times a week. Just enjoy driving it. Know of a ...
by Tilly
Wed 16 Dec, 2015 14:33
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: No more interest in M Roadster and Coupe?
Replies: 15
Views: 2891

Re: No more interest in M Roadster and Coupe?

With not many cars in the UK and many of those in winter hibernation I'm not surprised. I am still using mine though several times a week. Just enjoy driving it. Know of a few E36 evos getting on for 250,000 miles. Got the chassis sorted on the Zed and it should last for a few more years before need...
by Tilly
Sat 03 Oct, 2015 23:37
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Has anyone got the s54 z3m coupe vin spec list ?
Replies: 1
Views: 663

Re: Has anyone got the s54 z3m coupe vin spec list ?

Yes, What do you want to know? I have the list for all the Zeds but it starts with the basic equipment for the 1.9 and then adds the additional standard equipment as the engine size increases. With the M coupe the standard equipment is the same as the roadster but the options are slightly different....
by Tilly
Sat 03 Oct, 2015 18:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Value for money
Replies: 12
Views: 1450

Re: Value for money

The message about the value for money of our cars appears to be spreading. http://www.classicheroes.co.uk/news/2231/the-workshop-week-30-9-15 Hi Tilly. Yes,there are some really nice cars appearing at present and that is across the whole ranger of models albeit there seems to be a glut of 4 pot 1.8...
by Tilly
Sat 03 Oct, 2015 16:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Value for money
Replies: 12
Views: 1450

Value for money

The message about the value for money of our cars appears to be spreading.

http://www.classicheroes.co.uk/news/223 ... ek-30-9-15