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by Rob Tan
Sun 28 Aug, 2011 21:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Auto or Manual
Replies: 20
Views: 719

I love a manual drive car. But that is because I am a control freak! I love to go round a corner in the hill, drop a gear, plant boot and feel the arse of the car BITE into the road. Awesome fun! When I'm driving I don't think about the gears, as it's pretty much second nature for me to just do what...
by Rob Tan
Sun 28 Aug, 2011 21:19
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First Pic of my Z3
Replies: 15
Views: 1486

That is a NICE looking Z. Congrats on the purchase.
by Rob Tan
Sun 28 Aug, 2011 21:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I don't believe it...
Replies: 30
Views: 1581

I would be gutted to see that damage to my Z....I would be gutted to see ANY damage to my Z!!

Just had her painted last summer!
by Rob Tan
Sat 25 Jun, 2011 00:26
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Just hit a deer
Replies: 33
Views: 3293

:wink:
by Rob Tan
Fri 24 Jun, 2011 23:43
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: My new toy
Replies: 17
Views: 1779

Boysie ... that bike is AWESOME!!!! My husband WOULD KILL ME if I ever bought a motor cycle (I have a license and had a small bike when I was a teenager -- just a very short while ago!!!) .... but I see yours, and I think "He'd have to CATCH me in order to KILL me, and I think THAT could outrun him....
by Rob Tan
Fri 24 Jun, 2011 23:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: No shake, just rattle, definitely no roll
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Check that it's not the catalytic converter. When mine 'went' it rattled... Now, on to a different comment .... I damn near pissed myself laughing when I read the title for the thread: "No shake, just rattle, definitely no roll"....why? Because I live in Christchurch, New Zealand, and we have shaken...
by Rob Tan
Fri 24 Jun, 2011 23:35
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Just hit a deer
Replies: 33
Views: 3293

Re the pic of the grey spray painted bonnet .... is it so horribly wrong that I find the bonnet of a Z3 just SO sexy!

(...umm...just to remind you, I'm a woman -- Rob for Robyn, not Rob for Robert ....so I'm not TRYING to be creepy here....)
by Rob Tan
Tue 03 May, 2011 00:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New soft top needed - recommendations ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1220

Over here in NZ, the guy who installed my new soft top a year and a half ago told me that if I looked after it I should get twenty years out of it. The car is parked in the garage when not in use, so doesn't sit out under our harsh UV sunlight.
by Rob Tan
Fri 14 Jan, 2011 22:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Thinking about repainting...
Replies: 16
Views: 1502

...chrome plated mudflaps....now there's something to think about!!!!!
by Rob Tan
Thu 23 Dec, 2010 21:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Thinking about repainting...
Replies: 16
Views: 1502

When Andy showed me the pics he took yesterday, all I could say was: Oh my God, she's BEAUTIFUL!!!!

I thought the car WAS Montreal Blue before the repaint...but perhaps not?

Hey, Merry Christmas everyone!
by Rob Tan
Fri 17 Dec, 2010 07:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Thinking about repainting...
Replies: 16
Views: 1502

Yes, we survived the earthquake. Reports of the 'leveling' of Christchurch were MUCH exaggerated!!! Media focused on the worst hit and made it look like all of Christchurch suffered the same damage. Still don't have the Z3 back....but we did tell the guys to take their time and do a great job!! She ...
by Rob Tan
Sat 14 Aug, 2010 23:28
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Just got home with my new 98 2.8
Replies: 16
Views: 1411

Very nice looking car!!! Congrats on a great purchase.
by Rob Tan
Sat 14 Aug, 2010 23:24
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My 2.0l Steel Grey Journal UPDATE: 24/11/10 ///M Console
Replies: 93
Views: 16214

w4kins, we got the roll bars etc from a wrecker. Just a case of patience and time. When we installed them we finally had the 'look' we wanted. It's been 9 months since I bought the Z3...and the love has not waned at all. One of the things I LOVE about the Z3 is that THIS forum exists where help and ...
by Rob Tan
Thu 12 Aug, 2010 22:50
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Magnetic Stoneguards (black)
Replies: 197
Views: 15789

Soma, you have the car I want! My two favorite vehicles, sports car and station wagon in one!

One day .... not that I will ever part with my current Z3 .... but one thing I have come to realise: one car is never enough.
by Rob Tan
Thu 12 Aug, 2010 22:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bad day for me and the z
Replies: 46
Views: 2781

I looked at the pics of the damage and it just made me feel sad!

However, the Z looks fantastic again. Glad you've got it back and all is well.
by Rob Tan
Thu 12 Aug, 2010 22:42
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My 2.0l Steel Grey Journal UPDATE: 24/11/10 ///M Console
Replies: 93
Views: 16214

I think you should fit roll bars next ....
by Rob Tan
Fri 06 Aug, 2010 05:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Somebodies gotta buy this (not!)
Replies: 34
Views: 1862

It's all just tooo sad....
by Rob Tan
Fri 06 Aug, 2010 05:48
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 80823

It still amazes me that an engine that HUGE can fit in the Z3!!!
by Rob Tan
Mon 19 Jul, 2010 22:48
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The never ending story
Replies: 23
Views: 2005

Coming home last night I saw a Z3 parked on the road (in the suburbs) and thought to myself 'you poor thing, out here all alone on a cold winters night.'

I actually wanted to take it home and put it in a nice garage....but apparently they call that car theft as opposed to vehicular rescue.
by Rob Tan
Mon 19 Jul, 2010 06:34
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Gone and done it...
Replies: 9
Views: 770

No no no don't sell the spitfire!!

Give it to ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'll give it a great home, with lots of love and tender care!!
by Rob Tan
Mon 19 Jul, 2010 06:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Occupations...what do Zed drivers do for a living???
Replies: 114
Views: 5553

I'm a freelance writer and aspiring novelist.
by Rob Tan
Mon 19 Jul, 2010 06:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roll Hoops
Replies: 8
Views: 565

We retro-fitted roll hoops in my our 98 Z3.

Got all the parts and trim off a wreaked one.

It's a half day job, and best to do it when you have the time to enjoy it. Not difficult, just time consuming.
by Rob Tan
Mon 19 Jul, 2010 06:25
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The never ending story
Replies: 23
Views: 2005

Thank goodness you cleaned the engine!!!

Can't bear it all filthy!
by Rob Tan
Mon 19 Jul, 2010 06:23
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New Z3 convert
Replies: 12
Views: 887

Welcome, Charlie.

My son (20) loves my 1998 Z3, and has done a lot of the world WITH me on the car.

have had to teach my daughter (18) to drive in this car (it's the only manual car we have!), and now she TOO wants to inherit this car!!

I'm only 47!!!!
by Rob Tan
Fri 16 Jul, 2010 22:55
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My 2.0l Steel Grey Journal UPDATE: 24/11/10 ///M Console
Replies: 93
Views: 16214

I am going to keep an eye out for a second hand BMW head unit. They turn up for sale now and again here in NZ, and I just LOVE the way that one w4kins put in looks. Also need to get the plug for the passenger's door air bag, covers for the hard top brackets, maybe one of those storage systems that a...
by Rob Tan
Thu 15 Jul, 2010 22:02
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My 2.0l Steel Grey Journal UPDATE: 24/11/10 ///M Console
Replies: 93
Views: 16214

I am amazed how the unit is such a perfect LOOK in the panel.

A job very well done!

I wish the original unit had been left in the Z3 I bought....
by Rob Tan
Mon 12 Jul, 2010 21:33
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Thought I would try a perspex bonnet!
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Pinnacle...that engine is a thing of beauty!
by Rob Tan
Thu 08 Jul, 2010 06:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Wiper Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 642

I had an issue with the power supply for mine. Our solution: Remove glove box and then remove the wiper control module at the back. Open it up, take the bit with all the solder on it to your auto electrician and have him remelt the solder. What happens sometimes is the solder gets old and cracks and...
by Rob Tan
Thu 08 Jul, 2010 05:58
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Kiwi Z3 club?
Replies: 6
Views: 761

This is the north island club. Where do YOU live?

http://zog.weebly.com/index.html
by Rob Tan
Thu 08 Jul, 2010 05:56
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New 2.8 owner (with pics)
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Definitely have that bumper resprayed! Other than that .... sigh ... what a beautiful car.

What is the colour?
by Rob Tan
Mon 05 Jul, 2010 21:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cat advice
Replies: 5
Views: 515

My Z had done about 65,000.
by Rob Tan
Sun 04 Jul, 2010 22:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cat advice
Replies: 5
Views: 515

I had my catalytic converter replaced at a muffler replacement place. So find yourself a business that deals in mufflers and ask if they do converters too!

I didn't put a BMW catalytic converter in, becuase they are HUGELY expensive, just a generic one.
by Rob Tan
Sun 04 Jul, 2010 22:55
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My New Z3 ///M Roadster
Replies: 24
Views: 1588

All I can say is:

Wow!
Wow!
Wow!

And look at the wheels!!!
by Rob Tan
Thu 01 Jul, 2010 03:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Freshly washed Z pics
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Kruisin, I am seldom on line for long!

Re yellow Z3s ... they always seem to stand out most because it is such an uncommon colour.
by Rob Tan
Thu 01 Jul, 2010 00:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Freshly washed Z pics
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Hidden? You mean lack of avatar/pic?
by Rob Tan
Wed 30 Jun, 2010 22:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Boot lining.
Replies: 2
Views: 330

If you have the boot lining WITH the shaping for the CD changer, and you want to change this for the lining with NO CD changer, you will also need the side piece as well. Have a look and you sill see how that is cut to fit with your existing back piece. A new one would have a different cut line. So ...
by Rob Tan
Wed 30 Jun, 2010 22:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Freshly washed Z pics
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Ditto to EVERYTHING Kruisin said.
And, might I add, GREAT WHEELS!
by Rob Tan
Wed 30 Jun, 2010 22:08
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: My weekend . Bealach Na Ba (New Pics)
Replies: 12
Views: 2721

I love the drive from Christchurch city to Diamond Harbour. Lovely winding roads, hill climbs, and a nice latte at the end. Then back and do it all again!!
by Rob Tan
Tue 29 Jun, 2010 22:17
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: My weekend . Bealach Na Ba (New Pics)
Replies: 12
Views: 2721

I wanna go on that drive!!
by Rob Tan
Tue 22 Jun, 2010 21:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rattle behind seats
Replies: 9
Views: 522

And THAT'S why I love this forum. You got a question, you come here!
by Rob Tan
Tue 22 Jun, 2010 21:47
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Soft top cigarette burn
Replies: 3
Views: 786

I would be so annoyed if someone did that to my soft top. What kind of idiot does that? I would recommend you find WHO is the most recommended auto trimmer in your area and go see them to talk abotu what can be done. I live in Christchurch NZ, and we have one of the best Auto Trimmers in the country...
by Rob Tan
Sun 20 Jun, 2010 23:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: hard top fixing kit removal
Replies: 7
Views: 528

jumpinjack, you won't be sorry!
by Rob Tan
Sun 20 Jun, 2010 08:48
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Thought I would try a perspex bonnet!
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

I think a clear perspex bonnet would work nicely....but you'd have to chrome up some engine parts to make it work looking at!!!

Funny .... I was thinking just yesterday how much I'd love to chrome parts of my engine ....
by Rob Tan
Sun 20 Jun, 2010 08:45
Forum: Z3 range knowledgebase
Topic: Front Fog Lamp Replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 2763

I hope you put some protective plastic film over that fog light to prevent THAT one getting broken?
by Rob Tan
Tue 15 Jun, 2010 03:06
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: You thought your Z was wide
Replies: 6
Views: 655

I want ...
by Rob Tan
Fri 11 Jun, 2010 06:29
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The family individual
Replies: 14
Views: 924

That is a great looking interior.
by Rob Tan
Wed 09 Jun, 2010 22:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: hard top fixing kit removal
Replies: 7
Views: 528

That's crazy! When I bought my hardtop the buy was kind enough to drive it up to me from a city 5 hours away. He had finally managed to track down the guy who bought his Z3 and get the brackets back off him, so he delivered it all (since he had to to come to the city on business) and then we just re...
by Rob Tan
Mon 07 Jun, 2010 04:03
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Hello from new member
Replies: 21
Views: 1308

The wheels look GREAT!!!
by Rob Tan
Sat 05 Jun, 2010 23:49
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Hello from new member
Replies: 21
Views: 1308

The wheels .... I need to see the wheels ....

You've done an amazing job on the paintwork!
by Rob Tan
Sat 05 Jun, 2010 23:39
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Just hit a deer
Replies: 33
Views: 3293

The damage isn't too bad .... but how disappointing after such a recent respray....

Hope it all gets sorted out quickly for you.