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by petecossie
Mon 13 Nov, 2017 17:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Import Z3s
Replies: 13
Views: 408

Re: Import Z3s

Check out this import for condition! Stunning! https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201706286860426?make=BMW&model=Z3&sort=sponsored&advertising-location=at_cars&postcode=kt130rz&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&radius=1500&page=1 swabyk if you can get one in this...
by petecossie
Mon 09 Oct, 2017 22:35
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Silver Z3 - A1 Northumberland
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Silver Z3 - A1 Northumberland

Did it have top down and also black stone guards on rear wings? Saw a silver Z3 heading south down A19 near Wynyard Services around 10:45 yesterday. Looked good.
by petecossie
Fri 25 Aug, 2017 23:12
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: "Silence is deafing"
Replies: 1
Views: 299

"Silence is deafing"

Just got car back after getting various suspension bushes replaced at my indy. OMG as title suggests, the silence is deafening!! Didn't realise how noisy it had been till I got it back today. Originally went in to get front lower arm bushes and rear outer axle carrier bushes sorted, alas the rear sh...
by petecossie
Fri 25 Aug, 2017 14:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Estoril Blue NON M front bumper for sale Sheffield
Replies: 0
Views: 231

Estoril Blue NON M front bumper for sale Sheffield

A non-M front bumper for sale on Z3M Coupe site in case anyone interested.

http://www.z3mcoupe.com/forum/showthread.php?p=174081
by petecossie
Tue 25 Jul, 2017 22:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218214

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Picked up a spare key from Spurs fan in a coupe (Andy) and managed to strip it down and transfer the rubber button section plus the back cover strip on to my spare key. Big improvement, its now become my main key. Have to see if Andy can come up with another one so I can refurb the remaining key.
by petecossie
Fri 21 Jul, 2017 22:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218214

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

I had A/C sorted on my car yesterday, used a reputable Auto Service depot who I've used before for fitting tyres that I previously purchased new from Camskill Tyres. I have loads of service history and detailed bills covering the last 12 years or so, the last time the A/C was touched was way back in...
by petecossie
Fri 30 Jun, 2017 11:38
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Photobucket hosting ban!
Replies: 3
Views: 549

Photobucket hosting ban!

I imagine I'm not the only one to suffer with this. They have send out an e-mail (I got mine yesterday) to say that terms and conditions have changed and that free 3rd party hosting not allowed unless you change to I believe a monthly subscription. Seems a bit like blackmail to me. I've deleted a la...
by petecossie
Fri 09 Jun, 2017 19:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: dinan strut tower brace
Replies: 6
Views: 837

Re: dinan strut tower brace

I think he might be a bit busy at the moment selling the car on Z3 M Coupe Forum which may explain why he didn't get to see your PM on here. He may have only seen the PM when he came on to say that it had been sold. He did however say, thank you for the interest, which I think covers anyone who had ...
by petecossie
Mon 15 May, 2017 22:53
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 could be for sale...
Replies: 15
Views: 2127

Re: S54 could be for sale...

I didn't realize I had been a PH member since 16th Sept 2004 when I logged into the site tonight!! No wonder I get ads for free. :)
by petecossie
Sun 14 May, 2017 23:24
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 could be for sale...
Replies: 15
Views: 2127

Re: S54 could be for sale...

It's up on the stock exchange forum. Anyone got any suggestions for other free places to advertise?. I believe Pistonheads was free a number of years ago but costs £12 for 30 days now. In January I put a car on Pistonheads for a friend and since I was a Pistonheads member it was free as it has with...
by petecossie
Thu 20 Apr, 2017 08:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Interior carpets
Replies: 8
Views: 1246

Re: Interior carpets

There is a chap on Z3MCoupe & Zroadster.org forums "spurs fan in a coupe" who regularly breaks Z3 cars, you should give him a try.
by petecossie
Sun 02 Apr, 2017 23:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recommend me a front strut brace
Replies: 11
Views: 1483

Re: Recommend me a front strut brace

Demon Tweeks do E-Tech strut braces. I have one fitted to my M Coupe which I purchased 3 years ago second hand. It is a well engineered, solid item which is same as the straight version in the third small picture on the link below:- http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/performance/strut-braces/e-tech-engin...
by petecossie
Wed 22 Mar, 2017 08:42
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: NEW DATE Teesside meet Wynyard Services Sunday 9th April
Replies: 14
Views: 1776

Re: NEW DATE Teesside meet Wynyard Services Sunday 9th Apri

This is taken from the pre-meeting write up:- April 9th, Scenic Drive We will be having a scenic drive after our monthly get-together, starting at Champs around 11.30am and heading west then north through the famous market town of Alston and finishing at Hartside Cafe for refreshments,  Hartside is ...
by petecossie
Sun 19 Mar, 2017 22:27
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Red M Coupe - Reg S50 *** Banbury
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: Red M Coupe - Reg S50 *** Banbury

It was mnbrennan who is member of Z3MCoupe Forum like myself, he's just posted some picture on the site on the meeting he attended today.
I'll tell him he was spotted.
by petecossie
Tue 14 Mar, 2017 23:27
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: NEW DATE Teesside meet Wynyard Services Sunday 9th April
Replies: 14
Views: 1776

Re: NEW DATE Teesside meet Wynyard Services Sunday 9th Apri

The majority are BMWCC members, but there are a couple of non members turn up. So its not a problem, just come along. Yes coffee/tea and bacon butties or full breakfast are available. Format usually natter outside looking at the cars, inside for cuppa and Michael Barron (chairman) usually gives the ...
by petecossie
Sun 12 Mar, 2017 23:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New steering rack - stiffness...
Replies: 18
Views: 2280

Re: New steering rack - stiffness...

Just as a matter of interest, was the steering rack a brand new OEM item bought from BMW or was it a second hand item? If it was a brand new OEM item then I would have thought the stiffness you are getting would have most likely caused from something other than the rack. A bit of a puzzle really, ma...
by petecossie
Sun 12 Mar, 2017 22:55
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: NEW DATE Teesside meet Wynyard Services Sunday 9th April
Replies: 14
Views: 1776

Re: NEW DATE Teesside meet Wynyard Services Sunday 9th Apri

I usually leave Billingham around 09:25, so could meet up at Wynyard Services around 09:15.
by petecossie
Fri 10 Mar, 2017 21:59
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: NEW DATE Teesside meet Wynyard Services Sunday 9th April
Replies: 14
Views: 1776

Re: NEW DATE Teesside meet Wynyard Services Sunday 9th Apri

The 9th April is BMWCCNE meeting which I'll be going to, if you fancy going to that. Meeting place is Champs Sports Bar, Emerson Road, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE37 1LE, from 10.00am to 11.30am. Let me know if you want to meet up a Wynyard Services prior to running up there.
by petecossie
Sat 04 Mar, 2017 19:28
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Corbridge MG Car Club Show 2nd July 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Corbridge MG Car Club Show 2nd July 2017

Just got details of the Corbridge Car Show (see below). The BMWCCNE will have a stand there on the day. If I recall from last year at the bottom of the entry form it asks if you will be attending a club stand, please put BMW Car Club. Classics in Corbridge TYNEDALE PARK, CORBRIDGE, NE45 5AY SUNDAY 2...
by petecossie
Tue 21 Feb, 2017 15:25
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: NEW DATE Teesside meet Wynyard Services Sunday 9th April
Replies: 14
Views: 1776

Re: Teesside meet Wynyard Services Sunday 2nd April

I've posted details up on Z3M Coupe site of the date change as there was about 4 people showed interest with the original date.
by petecossie
Sun 12 Feb, 2017 21:21
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Teesside - Wynyard Hall - Dark Green Z3M Roadster
Replies: 13
Views: 1677

Re: Teesside - Wynyard Hall - Dark Green Z3M Roadster

Spotted the same car I'm sure last Wednesday lunchtime in Belasis Avenue near the old Billingham Synthonia Club as I was going to pick my grandson up from Billingham South school. Had personal Reg No MIL xxxx. Still nobody on here? The 26th March should be OK, but my very elderly mother is very poor...
by petecossie
Mon 16 Jan, 2017 22:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1998 RARE Z3M Roadster * BREAKING * About 500 Remaining
Replies: 86
Views: 9647

Re: 1998 RARE Z3M Roadster * BREAKING * About 500 Remaining

I have decided to break a 1998 Arctic Silver Z3M Roadster with a Blue Black M interior Like rocking horse poo, hard to find as ther are only about 500 left with probably a third, sorned off the road. Arctic Silver Hardtop and brackets Harmon Karden Sound system inc central rear speaker Cruise contr...
by petecossie
Mon 16 Jan, 2017 21:50
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Teesside - Wynyard Hall - Dark Green Z3M Roadster
Replies: 13
Views: 1677

Re: Teesside - Wynyard Hall - Dark Green Z3M Roadster

Sounds like we have a micro meet on the way! Greetings from sunny Florida. Have see two Zed's over here, one white 3ltr and another Z3M roadster in a blue not seen before. If they are local cars probably rust free. We need to agree on a date nearer the time. Mike Hope you are enjoying sunny Florida...
by petecossie
Sun 15 Jan, 2017 09:50
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Photo Shoot (Kent Aera)
Replies: 2
Views: 1308

Re: Photo Shoot (Kent Aera)

Must had a bit of brain fade as just noticed this today, I've posted on the Z3M & Z4M Coupe site in case someone can fulfil the need for a car. :oops:
by petecossie
Thu 12 Jan, 2017 22:12
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Teesside - Wynyard Hall - Dark Green Z3M Roadster
Replies: 13
Views: 1677

Re: Teesside - Wynyard Hall - Dark Green Z3M Roadster

No problem Alan, the more the merrier. Might try and get a few of the local Z3MCoupe Forum lads who I haven't seen for while to come along aswell.
by petecossie
Mon 09 Jan, 2017 23:05
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Teesside - Wynyard Hall - Dark Green Z3M Roadster
Replies: 13
Views: 1677

Re: Teesside - Wynyard Hall - Dark Green Z3M Roadster

Yes no problem for me meeting up at Wynyard Services, just up 5mins up the road from where I live. Just let me know when you have the car back on the road.
by petecossie
Sun 08 Jan, 2017 19:57
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Teesside - Wynyard Hall - Dark Green Z3M Roadster
Replies: 13
Views: 1677

Teesside - Wynyard Hall - Dark Green Z3M Roadster

Spotted last Friday (6th Jan) on the back road from Thorpe Thewles to Golden Gates entrance to Wynyard Hall at 12:15pm. As the car was coming towards me spotted the deep dish rear wheels and a quick glance in the mirror as it went past confirmed that it was a Z3M Roadster, couldn't make out registra...
by petecossie
Fri 09 Dec, 2016 21:36
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Poll - Are you a BMWCC Member ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1869

Re: Poll - Are you a BMWCC Member ?

I am. Completed poll.
by petecossie
Wed 02 Nov, 2016 19:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: long tearm storage
Replies: 13
Views: 1311

Re: long tearm storage

The cure for that is to use the car. Driving it on a regular basis will also prevent possible brake caliper seizure, parking brake seizure and keep the battery charged. You might even enjoy it! :shock: Don't just drive it round the block, a half hour run will get every thing up to temperature, and ...
by petecossie
Mon 17 Oct, 2016 21:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3511

Re: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?

Southernboy wrote:If you refer to the Z3 Knowledgebase, and go to the "Dashboard removal" item, then within that you will see the "console removal" item - click on that for guidance.
Cheers Barry, I'll have a good study of the that thread.
by petecossie
Sun 16 Oct, 2016 21:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3511

Re: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?

My console is black but when I bought my M Coupe one annoying thing was that a previous owner/maintainer had put a deep groove in the surface just a adjacent to the surround/gaiter (maybe they had used a screwdriver to remove the surround and slipped). To rectify this thinking a putting a black leat...
by petecossie
Sat 08 Oct, 2016 18:12
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: New head unit recommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 3481

Re: New head unit recommendations?

I have the Alpine CDE-136BT which I'm very happy with, which has the amber backlight. Its a DAB radio (you need to change the aerial as OEM item isn't compatible) which has my iPod connected to it in the glove box, also Bluetooth paired to my iPhone. The OEM CD player isn't connected but that's no g...
by petecossie
Fri 16 Sep, 2016 23:09
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3 M Roadster wanted for photo shoot
Replies: 9
Views: 1361

Re: Z3 M Roadster wanted for photo shoot

Tony go for it, you won't regret it.
I did a similar photo shoot with Practical Classics magazine earlier this year to mark 50 years of the Triumph GT6, great day out, thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Plus as you said your car gets to be in a magazine. :thumb:
by petecossie
Thu 11 Aug, 2016 19:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight Bulbs
Replies: 8
Views: 1188

Re: Headlight Bulbs

Taken from Philips site:- Features and benefits • The colour temperature of these bulbs is 5000K • The colour and brightness of the headlights in the visual is not an actual representation of Philips headlights • The whitest upgrade available • The Philips Diamond Vision bulb does not offer a greate...
by petecossie
Mon 20 Jun, 2016 21:27
Forum: Performance
Topic: steering wheel
Replies: 21
Views: 2303

Re: steering wheel

lots of people have used this firm - I have had my M wheel and my 911 both done by them, very well recommended http://royalsteeringwheels.com/ Totally agree with above, Royal Wheels do a fantastic job. Jack will do a great custom revamp on the wheel, extra padding, different materials, stitching et...
by petecossie
Wed 20 Apr, 2016 22:23
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z4M tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 3352

Re: Z4M tyres

petecossie, just noticed that you had a M635, so did I, an '87 D plate Lachs Silver D474 XRA bought of Frank Sytner in Nottingham in 1988 on 11k miles, cost £32.5k. Ran it for about five years, clocked up £130k miles. Sadly the timing chain snapped on the M6 (motorway) not going fast, maybe 80. Sti...
by petecossie
Sun 17 Apr, 2016 16:56
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z4M tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 3352

Re: Z4M tyres

Yes I know that lower profiles make for harsher ride, but I thought that if the profiles dropped from 40 and 45 on 18" to 35 and 40 then the rim size would have to increase to 19". Its all to do with keeping the rolling tyre circumference matched to your speedo so that it reads correctly. It the pr...
by petecossie
Sat 16 Apr, 2016 20:00
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Practical Classic Magazine feature
Replies: 0
Views: 619

Practical Classic Magazine feature

I've been reliably informed that the photoshoot I attended back in February with the Breadvan is in the latest May edition of Practical Classic. It is a full 8 page feature I'm told by Alan Jones (Looks after Z Register in BMWCC and put me in contact with PC Mag) who went down with me for the day. H...
by petecossie
Tue 05 Apr, 2016 20:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheaper tyres
Replies: 46
Views: 4434

Re: Cheaper tyres

What kind of Porsche are we talking about? If it's a 911, especially a 996 or newer (which by the sounds of it it is if you are suggesting £500 for two tyres) you should be using N-rated tyres which have a stiff wall to cope with the rear engine/power layout. I remember a friend years ago put some ...
by petecossie
Sun 03 Apr, 2016 17:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheaper tyres
Replies: 46
Views: 4434

Re: Cheaper tyres

c_w wrote:Unless it's changed very recently, Camskill charge for delivery, around £7 per pair. I've used them loads of times and they are really fast and great priced.
You are correct, its a while since I last bought from them, thought it was free delivery. Still a great deal though.
by petecossie
Sat 02 Apr, 2016 22:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: being dazzled
Replies: 28
Views: 3117

Re: being dazzled

I see at least one car per week on the motorway at night with just driving lights (so no rear lights). The well-lit sections are obviously bright enough for the auto lights not to be activated. Lights are to see and be seen. :head: Noticed over the last 12 months or so that a number of recently reg...
by petecossie
Sat 02 Apr, 2016 21:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheaper tyres
Replies: 46
Views: 4434

Re: Cheaper tyres

I'll stick with a uk company that most times is cheaper than them all . Camskill. Been using them for over 10 years. I agree with above, I've just looked up my front tyre size - Falken FK453 235/40 ZR/17 94Y - with Camskill (£78.40inc VAT and free delivery) and Tyreleader (£76.20 with free delivery...
by petecossie
Fri 18 Mar, 2016 22:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Falkens or Continentals On The Rear?
Replies: 16
Views: 2186

Re: Falkens or Continentals On The Rear?

I'm on my second Z3M Coupe and like the first car I have stayed with Falken tyres. Going back to when I was thinking of buying my first car back in 2004 I spoke to a few breadvan owners at Gaydon Festival and one owner (on the Z3 M Coupe site ZZZEMMCO) told me the tyres he used with the standard Roa...
by petecossie
Sun 22 Nov, 2015 20:47
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: V Reg Estoril Roadster on M62
Replies: 0
Views: 455

V Reg Estoril Roadster on M62

Spotted on M62 just after I'd left Birch Services following a refuelling stop. Nice looking car, clearly recognised in my rear view mirror as a Z3MR as it came up alongside me in the 50mph average speed section. Driver gave me a wave, anyone on here? Turned off for Castleton as I continued along M62...
by petecossie
Wed 04 Nov, 2015 20:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bosch aero wipers £9.00 each..
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Re: Bosch aero wipers £9.00 each..

I got a set of these Bosch wiper blades for my Z3MC about 2years ago. Purchased the two front & one rear blades for approx £20 from ebay. Been a great improvement over the worn OEM items that were fitted when I purchased the car. I would definitely recommend them.
by petecossie
Wed 21 Oct, 2015 22:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Easy MOT history check for any car
Replies: 27
Views: 1793

Re: Easy MOT history check for any car

It worked for me.
by petecossie
Wed 20 May, 2015 23:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone recognise this?
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

Re: Anyone recognise this one?

Fitted with 6 speed manual?? Be great if it has, but would have thought they would have mentioned more about the conversion. Suspect it's a tippo or someone just hasn't realised they have a 5 speed manual gearbox.
by petecossie
Wed 06 May, 2015 10:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3M shaking at 70 mph
Replies: 28
Views: 2813

Re: Z3M shaking at 70 mph

hmmmm dropped the car off today and checked the back tyres... turns out they are week 49 2009.... I still suspect a lost weight but I am probably looking at new tyres - shame as these have the typical 5 mm of tread :head: Couldn't they just check the wheels first to see if out of balance. Cheaper t...
by petecossie
Fri 01 May, 2015 22:04
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Newby Hall - Sunday 10 May 2015
Replies: 60
Views: 10119

Re: Newby Hall - Sunday 10 May 2015

[/quote] Had a word with the boss and the cup cakes have been given the green light :D[/quote]

I've booked my ticket today, so will see you there Alan. Bring plenty of cup cakes!!!
by petecossie
Tue 21 Apr, 2015 18:10
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Estoril Blue Z3MR - Kettlewell
Replies: 0
Views: 313

Estoril Blue Z3MR - Kettlewell

I was dropping down into Kettlewell in Wharfedale after being out with BMWNECC to Skipton around mid afternoon on Sunday (19th) when I'm sure a Estoril Blue Z3MR passed going in opposite direction heading towards Grassington. Didn't get a chance to pick out Reg No, but it did have the top down! :) A...