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by Dr. Wilson
Wed 07 Feb, 2018 19:37
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: M Roadster Engine oil
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: M Roadster Engine oil

Can only recommend what I use, as I found out the same in that there were many diff rent opinions! As recommended by my M service specialist, my own S50 M Coupe uses Castrol Edge 10w 60 with no issues whatsoever. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk That is the correct oil for the S54. The BMW oil data...
by Dr. Wilson
Tue 06 Feb, 2018 19:59
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: M Roadster Engine oil
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: M Roadster Engine oil

Can only recommend what I use, as I found out the same in that there were many diff rent opinions! As recommended by my M service specialist, my own S50 M Coupe uses Castrol Edge 10w 60 with no issues whatsoever.


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by Dr. Wilson
Tue 06 Feb, 2018 18:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Looking for a Zed: Returning to the ‘fold’ (possibly)
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Looking for a Zed: Returning to the ‘fold’ (possibly)

Hi all. Not been on here a while. I used to own a lovely Steel Grey, 2.8 facelift around 10 years ago and received lots of good advice on here. Foolishly sold it, then bought a Z4, Z4MC, Z4MR and finally ended up owning my current S50 Imola Z3 MCoupe. Considering adding the the fleet and getting bac...
by Dr. Wilson
Tue 04 Mar, 2014 08:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB: Z3 2.8, 3.0 or M
Replies: 5
Views: 480

WTB: Z3 2.8, 3.0 or M

Bump to see if anybody is interested in parting with their Zed. Must be per the first post description.
by Dr. Wilson
Mon 17 Feb, 2014 21:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB: Z3 2.8, 3.0 or M
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: WTB: Z3 2.8, 3.0 or M

QDog wrote:Not quite what your after but I have a 1998 S 2.8 in Montreal Blue
92k miles FSH
Serviced at 88k
Mot Dec
Tax Mar
Bonnet paint has crazed
Other than that it's lovely
Purple and black leather
£2295
As you say, not really what Im after.
by Dr. Wilson
Mon 17 Feb, 2014 10:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB: Z3 2.8, 3.0 or M
Replies: 5
Views: 480

WTB: Z3 2.8, 3.0 or M

Hi all, Just putting the feelers out. Looking to get back into Z3 ownership, so if anybody is thinking of selling please drop me a PM. Ideally needs to be the following spec: - Tail facelift model (post 2000) - Up to 60k miles - Manual - At least 2.8 If you have an M I'd also be interested although ...
by Dr. Wilson
Tue 19 Jul, 2011 21:41
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS: Z4 3.0 Sterling Grey Roadster (55)
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Bump.
by Dr. Wilson
Wed 06 Jul, 2011 18:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS: Z4 3.0 Sterling Grey Roadster (55)
Replies: 2
Views: 414

FS: Z4 3.0 Sterling Grey Roadster (55)

Selling my Z4 to fund either a 3 or a 4 MCoupe. She's a lovely car but the itch is proving hard to resist. Full Pistonheads ad link below but top line is as follows: - 2005 (55) - Sterling Grey - 3 litre manual - 65k miles - 11 months MOT - Non-runflat Eagle F1's with loads of mileage left - Xenons ...
by Dr. Wilson
Wed 06 Jul, 2011 18:05
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Is this a bargain?
Replies: 15
Views: 1918

No worries. Good luck with the search; they are lovely cars to drive!
by Dr. Wilson
Wed 06 Jul, 2011 10:25
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Is this a bargain?
Replies: 15
Views: 1918

Mine's up for sale if you're interested.
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2688735.htm
by Dr. Wilson
Wed 18 May, 2011 08:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS: Z4 3.0 Sterling Grey Roadster
Replies: 2
Views: 352

FS: Z4 3.0 Sterling Grey Roadster

Hi all, Thinking of selling my Z4 roadster and getting a breadvan (hopefully S54). If anybody is interested feel free to PM me. PH ad and pics here: http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2688735.htm ...or details are: BMW Z4 Roadster 3.0i SE (2005)(55) Sterling Grey Service History Miles to Next Service:...
by Dr. Wilson
Thu 14 Apr, 2011 08:53
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Looking for Z3MC
Replies: 3
Views: 484

It's a good question. Always liked the Z3MC styling and before petrol becomes rarer than chickens teeth I'd quite like to own and enjoy a breadvan :)
by Dr. Wilson
Mon 11 Apr, 2011 08:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Looking for Z3MC
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Looking for Z3MC

Been a while since I was last on here as I moved over to a Z4 roadster about 13 months ago. Am considering getting rid of the 4 and moving back to a 3 but in M coupe form. Am also looking at Z4MC's. Anybody here interested in a swap? With cash of course, depending on the condition etc. My Zed is up ...
by Dr. Wilson
Tue 10 Aug, 2010 19:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hood replacement company in south east
Replies: 11
Views: 668

Glad to hear it! Be like having a new car! Pics when done would be cool :thumb:
by Dr. Wilson
Mon 09 Aug, 2010 17:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hood replacement company in south east
Replies: 11
Views: 668

Depends how busy they get but mine was next day. Once the new one is on you have to leave it up for a few days to help it find its 'stretch' points, then you're good to go. Was better than the original IMO. Smelt like polished shoes too which I guess was the waterproofing treatment. Best bit was hav...
by Dr. Wilson
Sun 08 Aug, 2010 23:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hood replacement company in south east
Replies: 11
Views: 668

I just checked their website and they actually price it at £325. Not sure if that include VAT or not but either way its a result. Seriously cant recommend the results highly enough. Good luck!
by Dr. Wilson
Sun 08 Aug, 2010 20:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hood replacement company in south east
Replies: 11
Views: 668

Try these guys in Croydon. http://www.soft-tops.co.uk/ When my old Z3 got broken into last summer I rang loads of places around SE London. These guys came out cheapest and friendliest. You leave the car with them, they take it off, create a new roof using the old as a pattern, then it all goes back ...
by Dr. Wilson
Sun 08 Aug, 2010 20:46
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: BMW software update?
Replies: 0
Views: 662

BMW software update?

Hi all. Been a while since I last posted here. After my 2.8 Z3, then a few months with a 330i, I'm now running a 2005 3.0 Z4. Have a question re: software updates and options you can have switched on. Does anyone know of a good indy that can do this in the south east London area? I have a MF steerin...
by Dr. Wilson
Sun 21 Mar, 2010 20:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I found one! Z3 2.8 Orinoco edition
Replies: 12
Views: 1595

No probs. It was a shame as the spec was pretty spot on. It was up for £5.5k and had done around 75k miles. As I say, the bodywork was gorgeous, its just the rest that disappointed. Also, when you see a cheap set of no-name tyres on a roadster then alarm bells should start ringing! Looking at anothe...
by Dr. Wilson
Fri 19 Mar, 2010 14:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I found one! Z3 2.8 Orinoco edition
Replies: 12
Views: 1595

Thanks for the encouraging words. It was a real shame as today I thought I'd nailed it. The engine just lacked oomph and felt like it had been harshly treated. No throttle response, bit rattly etc. Plus the facelift layout definitely appeals more, and I think I prefer the rear end too. Basically I'm...
by Dr. Wilson
Fri 19 Mar, 2010 14:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I found one! Z3 2.8 Orinoco edition
Replies: 12
Views: 1595

Nice :)

Alas not. More 'Ori-oh-no-co'...or 'No-bamory'...

(I could go on)
by Dr. Wilson
Fri 19 Mar, 2010 13:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I found one! Z3 2.8 Orinoco edition
Replies: 12
Views: 1595

...unfortunately it didn't drive as well as it looked and the service history was, lets say, sporadic. Outside she was a beauty but on test driving her the brakes needed work and the throttle seemed pretty non responsive. A good buy for somebody who wants to spend time speccing up but one I had to w...
by Dr. Wilson
Fri 19 Mar, 2010 07:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I found one! Z3 2.8 Orinoco edition
Replies: 12
Views: 1595

I found one! Z3 2.8 Orinoco edition

It was worth the wait, but I've finally managed to both sell my 330i (yesterday) and find a lovely looking 2.8. :lol: Picking her up mid morning and all being well post check over/test drive, I'll be motoring back through South London with beautiful 1999 Orinoco edition. I'll post pics once I've sor...
by Dr. Wilson
Sun 14 Mar, 2010 19:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Swap 330i M Sport for facelift Z3 2.8/3.0?
Replies: 0
Views: 226

Swap 330i M Sport for facelift Z3 2.8/3.0?

Well the weekend searching the countryside garnered no luck for me. There was a rather nice 2.8 in the Romford area at a motor dealers but alas it had been sold just mere hours before I turned up. I even test drove a 3.0 Z4 in an effort to get some roadster action but it just didn't feel the same. S...
by Dr. Wilson
Wed 10 Mar, 2010 08:34
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Still looking for a 2.8/3.0 swap
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Hi cnic69.

Sounds interesting and I like the look and spec/condition of your Zed fromt he pics. I'll try to take some interior shots in the next day or two (light dependent!). She really is in tip top condition. If you have any interiors of yours too that would be great.

Speak soon.
David
by Dr. Wilson
Wed 10 Mar, 2010 08:04
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Still looking for a 2.8/3.0 swap
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Still looking for a 2.8/3.0 swap

Update on my search. Have just reduced the price of my 330i to try and sell on both PH and AutoTrader. Book price is £5600 for the condition, but have cut it by £300 to try and stir up interest as to date I've had two guys contact me about swapping for older 3 series diesels?! I don't want a diesel ...
by Dr. Wilson
Mon 08 Mar, 2010 15:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Dr Shiny
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Ahh, I see. Thanks for the advice. :)
by Dr. Wilson
Mon 08 Mar, 2010 07:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Dr Shiny
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Dr Shiny

Cant get in contact through PM. My reply is just sitting in my outbox. Can you email me on wilsonnunn@hotmail.com? Thanks :)
by Dr. Wilson
Sun 07 Mar, 2010 19:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Looking for a Zed (swap or buy)
Replies: 20
Views: 1336

Dr Shiny - can't PM reply you for some reason. Feel free to email me at wilsonnunn@hotmail.com. Thanks.
by Dr. Wilson
Sun 07 Mar, 2010 14:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Looking for a Zed (swap or buy)
Replies: 20
Views: 1336

As well as my PH ad, now also for sale on AutoTrader and reduced the price a little. Still on for a swap if anybody has a facelift 2.8 or 3.0 they want to consider. Just PM me for more details. http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201009354027743/sort/pricedesc/usedcars/price-to/6000/model/...
by Dr. Wilson
Sat 06 Mar, 2010 11:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Looking for a Zed (swap or buy)
Replies: 20
Views: 1336

Lesson learned Hang_Em_High. Guess it gives me more time to find the perfect motor in the meantime.
by Dr. Wilson
Sat 06 Mar, 2010 11:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Looking for a Zed (swap or buy)
Replies: 20
Views: 1336

Just spent the morning cleaning the 330i I have for sale/swap and the guy who was supposed to be turning up to look at it has not bothered to turn up?! Why do people do that? :!:

Looks like my revisited 2.8 dream will have to wait a little while longer..
by Dr. Wilson
Thu 04 Mar, 2010 19:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Looking for a Zed (swap or buy)
Replies: 20
Views: 1336

Possibly got somebody coming to look at my 330i this weekend. Fingers crossed! If not then my hunt continues. Im actually starting to physically crave another Zed?!
by Dr. Wilson
Wed 03 Mar, 2010 22:12
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Looking for a Zed (swap or buy)
Replies: 20
Views: 1336

Thanks for the link chris_mustoe. She's a lovely looking Zed and if I didn't have my heart set on a 2.8 I'd absolutely bite your hand off!
by Dr. Wilson
Wed 03 Mar, 2010 11:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Looking for a Zed (swap or buy)
Replies: 20
Views: 1336

Thanks for the link. Funny you should mention hat one as I've already called him up! Just need to sell my existing wheels to finish the transaction!
by Dr. Wilson
Wed 03 Mar, 2010 08:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Looking for a Zed (swap or buy)
Replies: 20
Views: 1336

I guess its a danger of cars looking great on electronic paper but perhaps not so great in the metallic flesh. My search continues for 2.8 loveliness. Had a guy call me about my 330i last night so am hoping he calls back and wants to view/buy this weekend. Unless he has a Zed he's willing to swap of...
by Dr. Wilson
Tue 02 Mar, 2010 21:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Looking for a Zed (swap or buy)
Replies: 20
Views: 1336

Thanks Jonttt. I'd seen this in the forum already but its a little too rich for my wallet - even though its tempting!
by Dr. Wilson
Tue 02 Mar, 2010 07:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Looking for a Zed (swap or buy)
Replies: 20
Views: 1336

Looking for a Zed (swap or buy)

Hi all, I foolishly let my last sterling grey 2.8 Zed go last October after being broken into and not wanting the hassle of worrying about her being parked out on the street every night. Well, I have since realised that was a lapse in my usually impeccable decision making and have decided to look fo...
by Dr. Wilson
Sat 24 Oct, 2009 13:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale - 1998 'R' Z3m Cosmos Black, Black Leather And Hood
Replies: 11
Views: 1060

...and is the M still for sale? Oops, just seen its not. Missed out there I think!
by Dr. Wilson
Tue 06 Oct, 2009 22:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: Z3 2.8 Steel Grey (2000)
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Hi there. Sold two weekends ago Im sorry to say. Since regretting it and already looking for either an M or Z4 coupe.
by Dr. Wilson
Mon 14 Sep, 2009 23:36
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3 with Alpina replicas fitted.
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Now they look stunning! Always thought Alpinas were the ultimate partnership.
by Dr. Wilson
Mon 14 Sep, 2009 23:04
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: Z3 2.8 Steel Grey (2000)
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Stuck some additional pics up on Pistonheads and Autotrader. http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1242047.htm http://search.autotrader.co.uk/es-uk/www/cars/BMW+Z3/Ne-2-4-5-6-7-8-27-44-49-53-61-64-67-103-133-146-236,N-119-145-240-4294965831-4294967078/advert.action?R=200938341809166&distance=0&postcode=S...
by Dr. Wilson
Sun 13 Sep, 2009 13:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: Z3 2.8 Steel Grey (2000)
Replies: 5
Views: 885

:) Believe me, if it was mine to sell it would have gone months ago!
by Dr. Wilson
Sat 12 Sep, 2009 14:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: Z3 2.8 Steel Grey (2000)
Replies: 5
Views: 885

For Sale: Z3 2.8 Steel Grey (2000)

It is with great regret that I have to sell my beloved 2.8. Jobless in a month or so and she has to go. Hoping to get a quick sale and if anyone is interested I'll probably be at Santa Pod next week for the BMW fest. http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1242047.htm When Im sorted work wise again though,...
by Dr. Wilson
Tue 14 Jul, 2009 14:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Broken into
Replies: 22
Views: 1780

Okay, no pics yet but picked her up and the roof looks great. No zippy out window. It's stitched in but when I asked Soft Tops they said its an easy enough job to replace if I ever needed to. They basically make the replacement tops there and fit them patterned to your old roof template. She looks g...
by Dr. Wilson
Thu 09 Jul, 2009 21:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Broken into
Replies: 22
Views: 1780

Going for black as I always liked the dark grey with black look - plus I have the black interior with msport grey finish. Not sure how red the red hood would be but if it matches your Imola seats then it could be a winner I guess. Def be a big statement!
by Dr. Wilson
Thu 09 Jul, 2009 19:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Broken into
Replies: 22
Views: 1780

Great to know there's a few of you out there that can endorse the quality. I'll just make sure I dont open her up for any al fresco driving until fully stretched in position! They were very friendly on the phone and although they cant do the roof until Monday have said its cool for me to drive over ...
by Dr. Wilson
Thu 09 Jul, 2009 09:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Broken into
Replies: 22
Views: 1780

Thanks again Gazza - I just called Soft Tops in Croydon and I'll be dropping off my baby tomorrow. £450 all in for a lovely new roof.
by Dr. Wilson
Thu 09 Jul, 2009 08:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Broken into
Replies: 22
Views: 1780

Cheers Gazza. I'll give them a call this morning.

Ordered one of those roof covers too as advised by Tim. Looks pretty good and worthwhile having anyway I reckon. The birds around here have a better aim than the car thieves it would seem.
by Dr. Wilson
Wed 08 Jul, 2009 22:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Broken into
Replies: 22
Views: 1780

Cheers Tim. I'll order one once I've spoken to a hood company tomorrow. Fingers crossed.