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by simonbud100
Sat 29 Jun, 2013 18:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Looking for a nice Z3
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Looking for a nice Z3

Hi All, I've not been around for a while since I sold my Z3 last year, but pop in as a guest now and again to see whats going on! Anyway, I have a friend who is in the market for a nice Z3, shopping list as follows. Must be 6 cylinder, preferably 2.2 or 3.0 (or a late 2.8) Must be new shape Must hav...
by simonbud100
Thu 02 Aug, 2012 22:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Sellers Overpricing Their Car
Replies: 34
Views: 2567

Re: Z3 Sellers Overpricing Their Car

Personally, I think that Z3's are now overpriced in comparison to newer Z4's. I was happy to sell mine Z3 3.0 for £4.5k a couple of months ago. I did not get many calls, and only one serious viewer who bought the car at the advertised price based on condition. Mine had 100k miles and 6 owners, but a...
by simonbud100
Wed 20 Jun, 2012 12:33
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 sold, a few bits for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: Z3 sold, a few bits for sale

Glad it arrived quicky and in one piece!

Regards

Simon
by simonbud100
Mon 18 Jun, 2012 20:28
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport
Replies: 31
Views: 5253

Re: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport

Very, very nice. ACS wheels and red / black interior looks superb.
by simonbud100
Fri 15 Jun, 2012 14:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 sold, a few bits for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: Z3 sold, a few bits for sale

Hi Neil,

The tonneau cover will fit perfectly, its the same model as mine. I have sent you a PM with the details you need.
by simonbud100
Thu 14 Jun, 2012 23:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 sold, a few bits for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: Z3 sold, a few bits for sale

UPDATE:-

Water pump and belts taken.

Only the tonneau cover left, looking for £70 ono plus postage at cost. Pre fleabay bargain, Make me an offer, you may be surprised :o
by simonbud100
Thu 14 Jun, 2012 11:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 sold, a few bits for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: Z3 sold, a few bits for sale

All,

Still available is :-

Dolz water pump, brand new in box and Contitech belts, also brand new. High quality replacement pump with metal impaller £40 ono plus postage at cost.

Black tonneau cover, as new condition, rarely used. £70 ono plus postage at cost.
by simonbud100
Tue 12 Jun, 2012 07:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 sold, a few bits for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: Z3 sold, a few bits for sale

Update on above.

Car cover, bumper lenses and K&N filter now sold. PM's sent to the respective buyers.

Tonneau cover and water pump / belts still available.

Regards

Simon
by simonbud100
Mon 11 Jun, 2012 21:27
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 sold, a few bits for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Z3 sold, a few bits for sale

Well, the Z3 has now been sold, so I have a few bits that I will be selling off. Please PM me if interested. Black tonneau cover, as new condition £70 New Dolz water pump and 2 x Continental Contitech drive belts £40 As new K&N air filter (fitted for about 200 miles max) £20 Full outdoor taylored ca...
by simonbud100
Sat 09 Jun, 2012 10:59
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Insurance Providers
Replies: 32
Views: 3765

Re: Insurance Providers

Just had a quote from RH insurance - £280. About £60 less than I am currently paying. :D
by simonbud100
Fri 08 Jun, 2012 17:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bargain or are values just falling?
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: Bargain or are values just falling?

Those silly wheels didn't help it's cause IMO. I really liked the MV2's on my old Z3 :( http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad18/simonbud100/Z3MV2.jpg I think I would have given the engine bay a once over before taking the pictures though, probably psycological but an oily engine and an amber servic...
by simonbud100
Sun 03 Jun, 2012 18:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: thinking of selling the 1.9
Replies: 9
Views: 495

Re: thinking of selling the 1.9

I was thinking about removing some of the bits from mine before I sell it, but to be honest I think the mods make the car.

I know I could make a few quid more, but I can't be bothered with the hasstle of finding replacement wheels etc.
by simonbud100
Sun 03 Jun, 2012 17:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS: My 3.0 now on Pistonheads
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Re: FS: My 3.0 now on Pistonheads

Bump!

Last chance for a forum member to grab a bargain before it gets traded in. I am sitting on an offer of £4300.

Cheers

Simon
by simonbud100
Sun 20 May, 2012 14:35
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS: My 3.0 now on Pistonheads
Replies: 2
Views: 538

FS: My 3.0 now on Pistonheads

Hi All,

My Z3 3.0 is now advertised on Pistonheads, link below.

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3911869.htm

The Z3 must go in order to fund the Z4 that I am after, so any reasonable offer considered.

Regards

Simon
by simonbud100
Fri 18 May, 2012 22:12
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE: 2002 Z3 3.0 M Sport - INDIVIDUAL
Replies: 27
Views: 3344

Re: FOR SALE: 2002 Z3 3.0 M Sport - INDIVIDUAL

I think the market is flat at the moment. I have had mine advertised for a little while at £4995 with very little interest, only 2 phone calls and 1 viewer (complete time waster).

Times are tough!
by simonbud100
Tue 08 May, 2012 22:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Thinking of selling my 3.0 Z3
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: Thinking of selling my 3.0 Z3

Bump.

Reduced to £4750 and supplied with with a new MOT and 6 months tax.
by simonbud100
Sun 08 Apr, 2012 10:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: soft top replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: soft top replacement

Probably just as cheap to get one supplied and fitted and a lot less bother. I was looking at getting one from Soft Tops of Croydon this winter, they would have supplied and fitted for well under £300 as I remember.

In the end I cleaned and protected mine instead so I decided not to bother.
by simonbud100
Sat 07 Apr, 2012 07:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Thinking of selling my 3.0 Z3
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: Thinking of selling my 3.0 Z3

Bump.

Reduced to £4995 for a quick sale as I have seen a 3.0 Z4 that I like.
by simonbud100
Fri 06 Apr, 2012 17:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted...bigger wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: Wanted...bigger wheels

As I am currently advertising my car for sale, I might be interested in selling the wheels seperarely. They are 18" staggered Inovit DTM with good tyres. About 18 months old and done less than 1000 miles!

PM me if interested.

Regards

Simon
by simonbud100
Sat 31 Mar, 2012 12:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Pink Z3 for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1299

Re: Pink Z3 for sale

There is an Audi TT in exactly the same colour in Swansea, that looks bloody awful too! :shock:
by simonbud100
Sun 25 Mar, 2012 22:04
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: 'Living The Dream'
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: 'Living The Dream'

Agreed, what a fantastic weekend of Zedding! Saw load of other Z3's around South / West Wales.

I even managed to get the toneau cover on for the first time, bit of a faff but a great look :D
by simonbud100
Thu 22 Mar, 2012 19:21
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: MoT Certificate
Replies: 5
Views: 691

Re: MoT Certificate

I was happier with my tax disc - not so much the disc, but the fact that I managed to beat the budget and save a fiver. :lol: Cheers R. Doh! I swear I forget to buy tax before the budget every year, it's only an extra £5 but it's the principle. If our roads were fabulous, I wouldn't mind so much, b...
by simonbud100
Thu 22 Mar, 2012 17:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Code readers?
Replies: 21
Views: 1483

Re: Code readers?

I bought a cheap hand held one off ebay, not had cause to use it yet though. It comes with a comprehensive instruction / code booklet.

My feeling is that it is just a display for the code stored in the ECU so does not need to be all singing and dancing!
by simonbud100
Wed 21 Mar, 2012 19:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Just about had it with the Z3
Replies: 19
Views: 1318

Re: Just about had it with the Z3

I don't have an issue with tramlining and I have 18's with adjustable coilovers. It could be worth driving a similar model, see if there are any for sale locally and take one for a test drive (unless you know someone with the same engined model). My 2.0 was not the quickest car in the world but I wo...
by simonbud100
Mon 19 Mar, 2012 16:52
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Insurance renewal for M
Replies: 8
Views: 867

Re: Insurance renewal for M

Got my insurnce renewal on Friday. £544.29 for 2011 - renewal £477.64 Odd that it had gone down. So went on line to the company where I insured my wife's Alpina the other week and hey presto £357.34 So my insurance has gone down from £544 to £357 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D Now I d...
by simonbud100
Sun 18 Mar, 2012 16:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.8 / 3.0 / ZM Roadstar
Replies: 21
Views: 1188

Re: Z3 2.8 / 3.0 / ZM Roadstar

An M is a different beast all together. From my limited experience of driving an ZM it feels completely different to even a 3.0 Z3, power delivery is relentless and handling is fantastic. There are some nice looking examples about at the moment on Pistonheads etc, just remember that as with any perf...
by simonbud100
Sun 18 Mar, 2012 12:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.8 / 3.0 / ZM Roadstar
Replies: 21
Views: 1188

Re: Z3 2.8 or 3.0?

The 3.0 is definately the one to go for. I had a 2.0 before this and it did not compare. I am currently in two minds about selling mine because I am looking for a 3.0 Z4. Trouble is that I cannot find anything I like at a reasonable price. I bought mine from another forum member who had litteraly sp...
by simonbud100
Tue 06 Mar, 2012 22:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hello and Gutless 2.2
Replies: 32
Views: 2215

Re: Hello and Gutless 2.2

Hi Chris, guess you have the old tramlining issue, it's very common on these cars. Most people will say that the biggest cause of tramlining is tyres. On my old car I changed tyres, ball joints and fitted powerflex bushes and a strut brace. All helped a little bit, but nothing completely cured the p...
by simonbud100
Wed 22 Feb, 2012 16:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Car Mats
Replies: 16
Views: 946

I bought a set off Ebay recently for about £20, I can't remember the name of the seller but they are one of the biggest sellers. I went for the standard thickness, they are of a reasonable quality and a pretty good fit, but they are nowhere near the quality of the OEM ones. Still, for £20 they are O...
by simonbud100
Mon 20 Feb, 2012 20:02
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: My wife's new car
Replies: 74
Views: 3914

Rare, Diesel, not American or Far Eastern, non BMW, 76 imported etc etc...

Dacia Duster 1.6D?
by simonbud100
Fri 17 Feb, 2012 22:17
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Parking Fine - Private Carpark
Replies: 8
Views: 930

As its a civil matter they need to prove balane of probability that you were going to park there. If your engine was running then there is no evidence to suggest that this was the case. IF you get a letter from them, be sure to reply and invite them to take you to court, they know that they will not...
by simonbud100
Fri 17 Feb, 2012 22:08
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: BMW Z4 2.3 SDrive M Sport - piccies
Replies: 12
Views: 2173

WAW 8-)

Not at all jealous, honest.
by simonbud100
Tue 14 Feb, 2012 21:35
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Latest Euro Car Parts 25% discount
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Thanks - need to get a water pump and belts ordered - nothing wrong (touch wood) but want to get them changed purely as preventative maintenance. There seem to be quite a few posts at the moment from people looking to change water pumps as preventative maintenance. Is this something that should be ...
by simonbud100
Sun 12 Feb, 2012 10:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: zed passed mot but with a couple of advisory's..............
Replies: 3
Views: 344

My experience is that powerflex bushes are good (I have fitted them to both of my Z3's) but they are not the answer to tramlining issues. In my opinion changing both ball joints will be of greater benefit. You will notice a far stiffer ride with the Powerflex bushes. As for changing ball joints or w...
by simonbud100
Sun 29 Jan, 2012 19:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Thinking of selling my 3.0 Z3
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Thinking of selling my 3.0 Z3

Hi,

Just testing the water at the moment, but I am thinking about selling the Z3 in favour of a 3.0 Z4 ready for the summer.

Anyone interested please feel free to drop me a PM.

Full details can be found at:-

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C253586

Cheers

Simon
by simonbud100
Sun 29 Jan, 2012 13:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Buying Z3: 2.2 Sport or 2.8?
Replies: 17
Views: 4338

500e wrote:
I'm thinking of putting in a cheeky offer of 3.5k, subject to viewing...
I wouldnt say that £3.5k is cheeky, I would say that its realistic (or even generous). If the owner needs convincing of the value of the car then point them towards this forum.

Cheers

Simon
by simonbud100
Sat 28 Jan, 2012 17:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Buying Z3: 2.2 Sport or 2.8?
Replies: 17
Views: 4338

£4.5k for a '97 2.8, even with low miles and a FSH that seems at least £1k overvalued. I paid less than £4.5k for my 2001 3.0 last summer!!!
by simonbud100
Sat 28 Jan, 2012 12:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Buying Z3: 2.2 Sport or 2.8?
Replies: 17
Views: 4338

Having had a 2.0 and a 3.0 I would say that the difference in running costs are negligable, the biggest being an increased insurance premium of about £50. Fuel costs are almost identical, servicing the same. When you add in depreciation, I would suggest that the 3.0 and 2.2 models being the "newest"...
by simonbud100
Fri 20 Jan, 2012 18:03
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS - OEM Chrome Kidney grilles - Reduced £30 or best offer
Replies: 19
Views: 1399

Cloz,

He did the same to me. Took money for wheel spacers and claimed they must have got lost in the post, he then promissed to return my money but never did.

I see a pattern here!
by simonbud100
Thu 29 Dec, 2011 09:24
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Don't do what this man did!
Replies: 5
Views: 2057

My favourite part "Also, I THINK I'm in the clear at this point legally. The passenger is not pressing any charges and it's been almost 5 months since the accident, so I think any criminal charges by the DA would have been done by now." That was right up until he went on to practically post the case...
by simonbud100
Mon 21 Nov, 2011 22:16
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: French Tour. Calais to Nice
Replies: 42
Views: 4620

zedwheels wrote:Hi simonbud.
When your canoeing down the river next year will you have your zeddy on a M/// raft behind you. :?: :)
Probably not, the river is a bit too shallow in some places :wink:
by simonbud100
Sun 20 Nov, 2011 21:24
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: French Tour. Calais to Nice
Replies: 42
Views: 4620

We went for the last two weeks of June to miss the crowds. I have read that the Gorge du Tarn gets extremely crowded during July and August, so as our son is now in his twenties and with no other children to consider, we take advantage of the lower prices that a lower season holiday can offer. Roll...
by simonbud100
Sun 20 Nov, 2011 20:08
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: French Tour. Calais to Nice
Replies: 42
Views: 4620

We stopped off at Millau Viaduct / Tarn Gorge area last year on the way back from Carcassonne. I absolutely love the Massif Central region for it's sheer natural, rugged beauty. For me the only down side was the trip was done in the VW and not in the Z3 (Mrs SB100 refused to be limited to one small ...
by simonbud100
Sun 20 Nov, 2011 11:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW B800 SRS Airbag Scanner Reset Tool
Replies: 4
Views: 585

I bought mine off ebay from a seller called "365digital", think it was about £19 from memory. I have not tried it yet but the seller had ecellent feedback with a of people commenting on how well the product worked. I would imagine that all these retaillers as selling the same product. Only downside ...
by simonbud100
Thu 17 Nov, 2011 21:34
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: private plate opinions
Replies: 161
Views: 13620

Compo, Clegg and....?
by simonbud100
Tue 15 Nov, 2011 16:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 287

I can sympathise, same thing happened to me recently. It's an absolute bummer, there are some horrible people around. I'm sure I saw a topaz blue Z3 bonnet for sale on fleabay a couple of weeks ago, and if I remember correctly the seller said "other parts also available". It may be worth doing a sea...
by simonbud100
Mon 14 Nov, 2011 16:39
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: private plate opinions
Replies: 161
Views: 13620

As a result of reading this thread and looking at the DVLA web site I am now £400 poorer... in fact SK11NTT!!! There are some cracking plates on there today, being the first day of release of the 11 plates. There are some pretty good looking investments to be had if you get in early and are prepare...
by simonbud100
Sun 13 Nov, 2011 09:54
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: private plate opinions
Replies: 161
Views: 13620

As a result of reading this thread and looking at the DVLA web site I am now £400 poorer... in fact SK11NTT!!! There are some cracking plates on there today, being the first day of release of the 11 plates. There are some pretty good looking investments to be had if you get in early and are prepare...
by simonbud100
Wed 09 Nov, 2011 22:03
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Best Zed weekend for a long time!
Replies: 0
Views: 263

Best Zed weekend for a long time!

Combination of a weekend off, glorious November sunshine, quiet roads, Rolling stones double CD and no particular place to go. The perfect Zed experience me thinks :D
by simonbud100
Sun 06 Nov, 2011 21:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I don't believe it...
Replies: 30
Views: 1828

Why not buy the set Z3Cade has for sale, exactly the same as mine :wink: