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by TitanTim
Sun 31 Jul, 2016 12:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Putting a Z3 into storage?
Replies: 16
Views: 1717

Re: Putting a Z3 into storage?

I use Dinitrol for the cars underside its much better than waxoyl which tends to dry out over time, 5 cans will comfortably cover the floorpan and arches etc, not the most pleasant of jobs lying on your back but dooable in a few hours. http://www.frost.co.uk/dinitrol-metallic-underbody-wax-500ml.htm...
by TitanTim
Sun 31 Jul, 2016 11:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Putting a Z3 into storage?
Replies: 16
Views: 1717

Re: Putting a Z3 into storage?

Mine tends to be stored 6 months of the year, the primary concern is ensuring where its stored is as dry as possible especially the floor as damp rises and making sure no rodents can get in, mice etc will happilly build nests in the engine bay/interior and chew through wiring . Before doing anything...
by TitanTim
Sat 16 Jul, 2016 15:11
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Lucky escape
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: Lucky escape

Hasn't the Zed got a space saver? if you were running with the tyre partially deflated it could have caused additional damage to the. I keep my space saver in the boot rather than slung under the car as its easier to ensure its inflated and to keep it away from the elements. I would never trust the ...
by TitanTim
Tue 12 Jul, 2016 12:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Flashing Indicators once locked.
Replies: 5
Views: 850

Re: Flashing Indicators once locked.

A common fix is to replace with one from a X5 as they are slightly longer, or stick a pad above the switch on the bonnet, I did the latter Thanks Geoff, looking on RealOEM the switch for the Z3 has been replaced twice by latter versions, I'm guessing either they have become unavailable or have been...
by TitanTim
Mon 11 Jul, 2016 17:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Flashing Indicators once locked.
Replies: 5
Views: 850

Re: Flashing Indicators once locked.

A little update, disconnected the bonnet alarm switch and that was the cuprit, looks like the alarms archilles heel on BMWs. I'm guessing the switch wears. Ordered a used one off ebay and see if that will cure it. Oddly with the switch wired up you had to lock the car doors and boot seperately as th...
by TitanTim
Sat 02 Jul, 2016 10:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: We're all rich I tell you!
Replies: 18
Views: 1881

Re: We're all rich I tell you!

Apparently Sytner paid 8.5K for it so looking to double their money and if you look at the pics the car is rusting away on the sills and arches. A little scandalous if you ask me but you pays your money and takes your choice. As Mine has 27K and no rust it must be worth double that :)

Tim.
by TitanTim
Sun 19 Jun, 2016 11:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 3.0 W Reg £5750
Replies: 22
Views: 2851

Re: BMW Z3 3.0 W Reg £5750

Lovely Z3 and whilst we all like to think these cars are worth 8 to 9k good luck in trying to actually get that. When I put mine up for sale at 3500 with 26K on the clock which I thought was a bargain I was inundated with offers of half that amount which I found quite insulting. End of the day most ...
by TitanTim
Sun 12 Jun, 2016 21:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 7100

Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Cheers mate, do you happen to remember is the burgundy a special order as opposed to the black and blue? I remember reading somewhere that the burgundy was less popular so more difficult to get hold of. You're right though it does look great against the silver :D It wasn't Jon, I just contacted the...
by TitanTim
Sun 12 Jun, 2016 20:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 7100

Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Coming upto 2 years old now since Paul at the Softopshop fitted mine and its as good as the day it was fitted. No leaks to report and went through a horrendous rainstorm last week and stayed water tight, can't ask for more really. http://s33.postimg.org/57qjxkrnz/07_06_16_1.jpg Tim. Hi Tim, Good to...
by TitanTim
Sun 12 Jun, 2016 18:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10682

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

I'm really surprised BMW would be bothered with such an old car to be honest as anything over 5/6 years would be disposed off through Auction.

As mine has 22K on it will have to chat to my dealer :P

Tim.
by TitanTim
Sun 12 Jun, 2016 18:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 7100

Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Coming upto 2 years old now since Paul at the Softopshop fitted mine and its as good as the day it was fitted. No leaks to report and went through a horrendous rainstorm last week and stayed water tight, can't ask for more really. http://s33.postimg.org/57qjxkrnz/07_06_16_1.jpg Tim. Hi Tim. That ho...
by TitanTim
Sun 12 Jun, 2016 16:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 7100

Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Coming upto 2 years old now since Paul at the Softopshop fitted mine and its as good as the day it was fitted. No leaks to report and went through a horrendous rainstorm last week and stayed water tight, can't ask for more really.

Image

Tim.
by TitanTim
Sun 12 Jun, 2016 10:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Flashing Indicators once locked.
Replies: 5
Views: 850

Re: Flashing Indicators once locked.

Does your alarm siren work, as it sounds more like the alarm is trying to go off. The only common water-related alarm issue I know of is the tilt switch being drowned in the left-hand boot well. That is not to say water couldn't have got in elsewhere. Locking the car with the key doesn't set the al...
by TitanTim
Sat 11 Jun, 2016 22:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Flashing Indicators once locked.
Replies: 5
Views: 850

Flashing Indicators once locked.

It was MOT time again last Monday for which it passed ok. On Wednesday I got caught in a nasty rainstorm and once parked up had to open the boot briefly however it got pretty wet around the lock. Next morning when I locked the car at work after 20 seconds or so the indicators started flashing and wo...
by TitanTim
Sun 15 May, 2016 11:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: soft tops
Replies: 1
Views: 415

Re: soft tops

Remember you will need to add import duty tax which won't be cheap and unless you have fitted hoods before its not the easiest of jobs on a Z3. Took my professional fitter a good 5 hours and thats with fitting them all the time.

Tim.
by TitanTim
Fri 11 Mar, 2016 12:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Falkens or Continentals On The Rear?
Replies: 16
Views: 2193

Re: Falkens or Continentals On The Rear?

When I changed the alloys on the Zed some time ago I went from Michelin Pilot Sports to Falken 452s albeight slightly wider fronts with spacers and the car was never happy, tramlining excessively. I don't think Falkens are a particularly bad brand, they are a budget tyre, but felt not great either a...
by TitanTim
Sun 17 Jan, 2016 15:44
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 14 Years Young
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

Re: 14 Years Young

Thanks guys, yes the Z4 was traded in for an M135i in 2014 after 2 years, I never really gelled with it especially the engine. The M135i is superb although I'm waiting to see if the M140i materialises later this year. Can't remember when I got rid of the Type 3s, think it was in 2012, lovely wheels ...
by TitanTim
Sun 17 Jan, 2016 11:43
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 14 Years Young
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

14 Years Young

Haven't been on here for some time so about time to post a pic :)

Recently turned 14 last Nov and still going strong as a daily winter driver. Just turned 27000 miles and still plenty of life left.

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Tim.
by TitanTim
Sun 11 Oct, 2015 15:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it me or are 2.8 low milage Zeds not around for sale?
Replies: 15
Views: 1247

Re: Is it me or are 2.8 low milage Zeds not around for sale?

14 years old, 26,000 miles, garaged 6 months of the year and no whole heap of trouble as yet. Best check under that dust sheet to see if its hasn't disintegrated :) http://s18.postimg.org/9qceqprix/2015.jpg Nope, still OK. Tim. Speaking of looking under the dust sheet..... Same for me Tim.....garag...
by TitanTim
Sun 11 Oct, 2015 11:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it me or are 2.8 low milage Zeds not around for sale?
Replies: 15
Views: 1247

Re: Is it me or are 2.8 low milage Zeds not around for sale?

14 years old, 26,000 miles, garaged 6 months of the year and no whole heap of trouble as yet.

Best check under that dust sheet to see if its hasn't disintegrated :)

Image

Nope, still OK.

Tim.
by TitanTim
Wed 16 Sep, 2015 11:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Chrome handles
Replies: 11
Views: 1057

Re: Chrome handles

Be careful if you buy cheap as the chrome finish can yellow over time. I've got the Wellstars trims on mine and they are the best however a passenger managed to scratch the lift handle which wouldn't polish out. The Wellstar trims don't appear to be available anymore or I can't find any for the Z3 s...
by TitanTim
Wed 16 Sep, 2015 11:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 1016

Re: Tyres

Just to flip the coin I had Falkens 452s on the Zed and it didn't thank me for it, however the fronts were 225/40 on a 8.5" rim. Handling was mediocure at best and tramlined quite bad at times depending on the camber of the road. I swapped the wheels out from the ACS 8.5x18s front and rear to 8x18s ...
by TitanTim
Wed 10 Jun, 2015 11:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: This is why you change gearbox oil
Replies: 25
Views: 2997

Re: This is why you change gearbox oil

Looks fine to me, mines probably exactly the same or worse :)

Tim.
by TitanTim
Sun 07 Jun, 2015 12:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Opinion on bonnet colour
Replies: 12
Views: 1058

Re: Opinion on bonnet colour

If that's the bonnet you bought of me from ebay it's definitely Arctic silver, I've just gone to the garage and checked on the pillar to make sure. And the car hasn't had a re-spray it's the original paint. Andy Not sure if I bought it from you or not mate? I only ask because the car I'm working on...
by TitanTim
Sat 06 Jun, 2015 16:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Opinion on bonnet colour
Replies: 12
Views: 1058

Re: Opinion on bonnet colour

I would say the bonnet is from an older Arctic silver zed which is has a more blueish tinge and is a quite marked diifference from the facelift Titanium when side by side. Quite a few owners have come a cropper when buying a hardtop advertised as silver :)

Tim.
by TitanTim
Tue 02 Jun, 2015 12:49
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 11th MOT
Replies: 6
Views: 1560

Re: 11th MOT

Must be the year for stickin calipers. Mine failed on front right. £20 for a piston and seal :bawl: . Had both my fronts done the other year because of this, probably as i store the Zed for half the year :roll: Good news is it didn't fail on the corroded brake pipe afterall, they had a second look ...
by TitanTim
Mon 01 Jun, 2015 18:00
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 11th MOT
Replies: 6
Views: 1560

Re: 11th MOT

Brian H wrote:Really!!! Glad I'm not a betting man :( what did it fail on?
Failed on corroded brake pipe and sticking rear caliper :( so much for rustproofing the underside the past few years.

Hopefully all sorted tomorrow :)

Tim.
by TitanTim
Mon 01 Jun, 2015 16:45
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 11th MOT
Replies: 6
Views: 1560

Re: 11th MOT

Thanks Brian, spoke too soon as it failed :cry: so sitting in the workshop until tomorrow, still it will be like a little holiday for him :)

Tim.
by TitanTim
Sun 31 May, 2015 11:47
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 11th MOT
Replies: 6
Views: 1560

11th MOT

11th MOT due tomorrow, was hoping to go for a pre celebratory drive today but cold, windy and rainy :(

Image

Tim.
by TitanTim
Sun 10 May, 2015 12:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Knocking Sounds
Replies: 7
Views: 933

Re: Knocking Sounds

Mines clunked since 2008 when I had the Zed and never got any worse. Changing the diff oil helped for a while however in freezing temps the clunk is barely noticeable so could be down to the oil viscosity. It clunks going through the gears and when selecting first when stationery. Unless serious it ...
by TitanTim
Thu 07 May, 2015 16:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: MUDFLAPS ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1936

Re: MUDFLAPS ?

BladeRunner919 wrote:Which ones are they, Tim?
The ones on mine are the BMW flaps. :)

Tim.
by TitanTim
Thu 07 May, 2015 15:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: MUDFLAPS ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1936

Re: MUDFLAPS ?

I fitted the fronts to mine as most Z3s I looked at when buying had a fair bit of floorpan damage and the inevitable rust from stone chipping.

Image

Tim.
by TitanTim
Mon 04 May, 2015 11:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hood with glass window?
Replies: 34
Views: 3640

Re: Hood with glass window?

Buy an E89 and all your woes solved :)

Tim.
by TitanTim
Sat 02 May, 2015 10:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 7100

Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Hi TitanTim. The top on your car looks absolutely stunning and it has the Pockets/relief vents as per the original - as is mine. At present I cannot check as my Z3 is in Warrington having failed an MoT this morning with a broken NS rear spring. I am actually having two fitted,not just the one. Is y...
by TitanTim
Tue 28 Apr, 2015 22:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 7100

Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Another Softtopshop voter here, Paul did a great job on mine last year :) Just over 600 quid. http://s18.postimg.org/6c62hdfdl/IMG_2097.jpg http://s14.postimg.org/7gd7doy01/IMG_2105.jpg http://s21.postimg.org/gdvpr1ydz/IMG_2098.jpg http://s3.postimg.org/6lytbljg3/IMG_2100.jpg http://s3.postimg.org/h...
by TitanTim
Tue 21 Apr, 2015 16:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot wiring loom
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Boot wiring loom

BMW did a repair loom as it was a know problem, same with the 3 Series. I ordered the repair loom from BM miniparts and got my dealer to swap it out for 220 quid which took them 2 days as its not an easy job apparently. I'm unsure if there is any stock of the repair looms left now. Should last anoth...
by TitanTim
Sun 19 Apr, 2015 12:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Scarlett Sale :(
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Re: Scarlett Sale :(

No disrespect David but I think you would have been struggling getting the asking price in all honesty. Had mine up for sale recently, 26,000 miles, immaculate etc etc and put the reserve on ebay at 3800 and I was struggling to get anywhere near that. Had dozens of offers of between 2200 and 2500 bu...
by TitanTim
Sun 22 Mar, 2015 10:59
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M Roadster for sale on ebay
Replies: 35
Views: 2750

Re: M Roadster for sale on ebay

I love how people jump to conclusions :|

Tim.
by TitanTim
Sat 21 Mar, 2015 17:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Any one used thesofttopshop?
Replies: 27
Views: 1917

Re: Any one used thesofttopshop?

Hi Tim I saw your roadster the other week on eBay and thought it must be a £7000 example as it really does look like the best available and with that mileage it must be a one off. If I knew it was only going that cheap at around the 4 to 5 thousand mark I would of gone for your car but I ended up g...
by TitanTim
Thu 19 Mar, 2015 23:02
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M cars
Replies: 93
Views: 6762

Re: M cars

Will be interesting to keep an eye on a few cars for sale at dealers and see them still sitting there on the forecourt this Autumn. It's all very well hiking the asking price if you know it will sell.

Tim.
by TitanTim
Mon 16 Mar, 2015 20:37
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M cars
Replies: 93
Views: 6762

Re: M cars

I think its great that the old school m cars are soaring up in price. Last of the analogue era and never to be repeated. All that noise, vibration, snarling and howling from the S50/54 can never ever be created again. From the era that the M badge wasn't so diluted - it actually meant that the car ...
by TitanTim
Sun 15 Mar, 2015 16:06
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M cars
Replies: 93
Views: 6762

Re: M cars

10 a penny in some countries.

http://www.targetcars.eu/cars/?koestwer ... rkauto=183

Typical UK ripp off prices :roll:

Tim.
by TitanTim
Sat 14 Mar, 2015 08:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recommissioning after 9 months garaged
Replies: 24
Views: 3071

Re: Recommissioning after 9 months garaged

Mines usually off the road for 6 months, just unhook the battery conditioner and drive off lol.

Tim.
by TitanTim
Mon 09 Mar, 2015 16:35
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: opinion and valuation reqd please
Replies: 30
Views: 2445

Re: opinion and valuation reqd please

If you read the latest issue of BMW Mag there's a buyer's guide to the 1.9 which according to them is the one to go for driving enjoyment.

Form an orderly queue here please :)

Tim.
by TitanTim
Sun 08 Mar, 2015 15:17
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: opinion and valuation reqd please
Replies: 30
Views: 2445

Re: opinion and valuation reqd please

Julie Z3 wrote:Don't waste your money let someone buy it who will actually put some mileage on it :drive
I think the attraction is in many ways the opposite.

Tim.
by TitanTim
Sun 08 Mar, 2015 11:19
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: opinion and valuation reqd please
Replies: 30
Views: 2445

Re: opinion and valuation reqd please

If the Zeds perfect buy it, I wouldn't hesitate and the number of owners isn't an issue, these cars tend to be whim purchases for many and once running costs and practicality take over theyre sold on and hence multiple owners. Buy it before its too late as M prices are on the up. Coupe Breadvan pric...
by TitanTim
Sun 08 Mar, 2015 11:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Flat battery, boot light doesn't switch off
Replies: 15
Views: 687

Re: Flat battery, boot light doesn't switch off

Tim, I am sure you are right and I am expecting too much. I have two classic bikes, both of which have gell batteries which don't discharge. I seem to remember reading in an Honest John column in the past, that one should turn off everything including the heater fan as these can still draw even wit...
by TitanTim
Sat 07 Mar, 2015 22:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Flat battery, boot light doesn't switch off
Replies: 15
Views: 687

Re: Flat battery, boot light doesn't switch off

I would expect a battery to be flat after 3 to 4 weeks if unused, before I used to use a battery conditioner I could leave my MINI Cooper S no more than 3 weeks as it would only just turn the car over.

Tim.
by TitanTim
Sat 07 Mar, 2015 11:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Flat battery, boot light doesn't switch off
Replies: 15
Views: 687

Re: Flat battery, boot light doesn't switch off

Best way to check is take a video i.e. use your mobile and see if the light goes out when you close the boot. Have to say I took the bulb out a long time ago as theres no switch on the light which is a pain if you leave the boot open for long periods, i.e. charging the battery when in situ. I think ...
by TitanTim
Sat 07 Mar, 2015 11:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Any one used thesofttopshop?
Replies: 27
Views: 1917

Re: Any one used thesofttopshop?

Well I think you went through that anguish when you were looking at trading it in for the Z4. To try and replace it with a similar condition car would be nigh on impossible and after well and truly stamping your identity on the car it would be hard to let go. The reason I was interested was because...