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by groove65
Thu 10 Feb, 2011 13:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1997 Z3 1.9 sadly up for sale...
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Still up for sale and now on Pistonheads :D

havent been online for a while so apologies to those i missed on PM !
by groove65
Wed 29 Dec, 2010 10:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Buying a Z3 roadster
Replies: 10
Views: 812

oh one other thing. mine has been serviced - its just not been main $tealer serviced since 2005...

got all the parts receipts from BMW though for the filters etc. 8-)
by groove65
Wed 29 Dec, 2010 10:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Buying a Z3 roadster
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Hey Kevin, thats actually my one - happy to chat about it if you like. i spent ages in the company of these nice folks on here to 'improve' the zed. I would reccommend taking your time to look at as many as you can as a lot have had some hard times that you'll find on autotrader etc. rollhoops are a...
by groove65
Sun 26 Dec, 2010 22:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1997 Z3 1.9 sadly up for sale...
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Some service history Tom but most of the recent stuff was done DIY, like most zedders nowadays main thing is all the important stuff is done - oh and the boot welds are perfect - wasnt sure if i mentioned those. some zeds have popped their welds and its a lot of ££££ to get them sorted im in no hurr...
by groove65
Fri 24 Dec, 2010 15:55
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 29
Views: 1228

Echo what everyone has said MERRY XMAS to you all and have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011 ! sadly i'll be parting from my Zed sometime in the new year but hopefully i'll be selling to another Zroadster member and will stay a member as once ive paid for the big holiday for the daughters 16th i'...
by groove65
Fri 24 Dec, 2010 15:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1997 Z3 1.9 sadly up for sale...
Replies: 3
Views: 882

1997 Z3 1.9 sadly up for sale...

Sadly its come to that time where Im going to part with the beloved Zed ! its a 1997 1.9 Z3 in arctic silver. No rust anywhere and it superb condition. 78000 miles. Mirror bases done (do a search on here as its common for them to corrode) Brand new tyres - done less than 1600 miles since fitting New...
by groove65
Sun 20 Jun, 2010 21:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE: BMW Z3 2.8 (NOW FULL MOT!, FSH), £3k ! ! ! !
Replies: 3
Views: 691

you might want to list the mileage ?
by groove65
Tue 08 Jun, 2010 21:27
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Which model Z3 should I buy !!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: Which model Z3 should I buy !!!

Hi, I need help from all you experienced Z3 owners. I want to buy a Z3, which model should I buy?. I have seen a very nice 1.9 2001 model advertised for about £5000, but I have also seen advertised many early 1.9's for around £3,500, or should I go for 6 cylinder model?. :shock: So much to learn an...
by groove65
Sun 06 Jun, 2010 23:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Remote buttons - what does the 3rd button do?
Replies: 3
Views: 362

pop someone in the passenger seat then try it....

Whoosh !!!

its the ejector seat button :lol: :lol: :lol:

seriously though, i have no idea on the 3rd button does - mine only has 2.

remote book unlock ?
by groove65
Wed 02 Jun, 2010 18:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: wanted - 17" bmw alloys
Replies: 6
Views: 563

wanted - 17" bmw alloys

anyone got some standard bmw 17" alloys for a Z3 they dont want ?
by groove65
Wed 02 Jun, 2010 08:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: **REDUCED £6,695!!!** 2002 Z3 3.0 Sport (inc. hardtop)
Replies: 19
Views: 1955

fab zed that !!!

and a decent price - good luck with the sale.

i might upgrade to a facelift/bigger engine sometime from my 1.9
by groove65
Wed 02 Jun, 2010 08:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED black z3 tonneau
Replies: 5
Views: 420

have you checked good old ebay ? they come up pretty much all the time. a lot of peeps buy them, realise they are a total faff to live with, take up a lot of boot space and sell them on ebay :lol: ive got one and i only use it on a long journey, i.e at least a couple of hours have to admit though th...
by groove65
Mon 31 May, 2010 20:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: OT FS again ! Durst C35 35mm complete darkroom
Replies: 0
Views: 183

OT FS again ! Durst C35 35mm complete darkroom

Folks - apologies for the off topic again but thought i would offer this to some Z3 owner who still shoots 35mm film ? ok so this one really needs to be a collection as its way to tricky to post. Im in Windsor in Berkshire so best factor that in when looking at this kit. anyway, im selling all my ph...
by groove65
Mon 31 May, 2010 20:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: OT FS : Nikon D70, tokina 12-24mm ATX pro and Nikon 24-120mm
Replies: 1
Views: 258

OT FS : Nikon D70, tokina 12-24mm ATX pro and Nikon 24-120mm

hope you dont mind the off topic post ! ive finally decided to part with my Nikon D70. the D70 is still a supreme camera out there - something to do with IR filtration makes this one the only Nikon DSLR that is useful for astronomy photography apparently.. personally i had some superb results with i...
by groove65
Sat 29 May, 2010 00:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted:Roll Bar conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 285

as canman says - stick with it and you will find a set.

took me about a month of rining but i got a complete retrofit from hills in the end.

cost me £300 inc postage

cheers

Iain
by groove65
Wed 26 May, 2010 23:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Chrome Side Gills/Vents For Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Titan - what model of wheels are on your zed ? think they would look fab on my silver 1.9
by groove65
Mon 24 May, 2010 18:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Tonneau and Wind deflector (Roll Hoop version) FS
Replies: 3
Views: 385

i'll take them both if still available.

pm on way

cheers

Iain
by groove65
Sun 23 May, 2010 21:56
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My new Z3
Replies: 52
Views: 7826

niiiice Zed !
by groove65
Sat 22 May, 2010 21:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 2.2i Sport FOR SALE (34k miles only)
Replies: 12
Views: 1017

Phil wrote:Yeah nice but way overpriced.
what he said - thats straying into Z4 territory in price...
by groove65
Sun 16 May, 2010 12:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3, Z3M & Z3 Coupe Seat bushes for SALE !!!
Replies: 159
Views: 33050

Did mine - easy job to be honest.

i think they will inevitably wear down again over time but should be good for a few years.

forgot to plug in one sensor tho before i switched on ignition so got the airbag light.:head: :head:

local indie cleared it for me for £20 :D
by groove65
Fri 14 May, 2010 21:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: OEM Hardtop hoist
Replies: 13
Views: 829

should be easy enough to make one i reckon with a few pulleys and some strong webbing and custom made hooks ?
by groove65
Fri 14 May, 2010 20:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: how old is the typical z3/z3m driver?
Replies: 225
Views: 9445

Mental age or physical ?? they are different y'know :lol: :lol:
by groove65
Fri 14 May, 2010 18:56
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 57
Views: 3060

whoops sorry - they are the ones from germany but then they include the glass as well
by groove65
Fri 14 May, 2010 13:15
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 57
Views: 3060

looks like they are about £250ish now ?
by groove65
Fri 14 May, 2010 13:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Inboard roll hoop mounts wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 368

hmmm not convinced - you would need one to make a pattern from anyway.

they are pretty substantial and i wouldnt like to be the one trying to make the folds in the steel and get the bend radius just right on the plates.

let alone getting the screw plates on to the inner mount tube.
by groove65
Thu 13 May, 2010 19:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: OEM Windbreaker
Replies: 5
Views: 438

def need to include the extended tonneau screws - or sell them seperately to me for a tenner :D
by groove65
Thu 13 May, 2010 09:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: PLEASE somebody tell me the Torx needed for rear brake light
Replies: 2
Views: 267

how about popping it into a good indy ? they would probably only charge you £25 to do it if you have the parts ?

have you tried an imperial allen key ? i know when i did the seat bushes i used an imperial allen key to good effect on the torx T50 sized bolt that holds the rails on
by groove65
Wed 12 May, 2010 17:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: new hoops and wind def. on ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 249

seems to be a sudden rush of rollhoops and wind deflectors about on ebay.

couldnt believe how many are listed !
by groove65
Wed 12 May, 2010 11:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Potential buyer but which model?
Replies: 37
Views: 1516

BonBon's post is a very good one for my zed ive done : stowage box fix roll hoop conversion exhaust bracket near gearbox rear exhaust hanger mod changed head unit and speaker upgrades heater illumination lamps seat base rail mods to cure "rocking" seats airbag lamp reset new wheels / tyres (i knew i...
by groove65
Tue 11 May, 2010 22:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: BMW Z3 Roadster 2.0L, 6 cylinder 2000 (X) Reg
Replies: 35
Views: 2597

nice zed and liking the roof.

are you SURE you want to change to a diesel golf ??
by groove65
Tue 11 May, 2010 22:32
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Flooding Damage - Help!
Replies: 21
Views: 3697

+1 on what Robert said flood damage and electrics = not a happy combo IMO when this sort of thing happens various elements start to malfunction after as time goes by. i would strongly recommend independent survey of all systems - you may well find they end up writing off the car then as it would be ...
by groove65
Tue 11 May, 2010 22:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another Newbie, Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 711

think i'll get my tin hat on ready for the 2.0 owners - i can already hear the cries of "burn the heretic" :lol: :lol: seriously though - get what YOU like and what gives you the most pleasure if thats a 2.0 go for it !! life's too short and all we can give you is our opinions - you will instinctive...
by groove65
Tue 11 May, 2010 22:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Aerial on ebay not OEM advise please (link)
Replies: 18
Views: 829

ah well in that case then i should imagine it would be a possible £30 well spent 8-)

so long as the hole dia is ok you should be alright - think you will still have the internal extension cable to adapt to
by groove65
Tue 11 May, 2010 22:04
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Birds and BMW's
Replies: 11
Views: 1092

did anyone notice the subtle colour co-ordination going on there 8-) :D

silver - all the birds like a silver bee-em !
by groove65
Tue 11 May, 2010 21:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Potential buyer but which model?
Replies: 37
Views: 1516

If not in a rush - Be honest with yourself re Budget to buy, sort any niggles, maintain & insure. Also be honest re your expected driving requirements. Then ideally go & drive a few decent ones with various engine sizes. Initial admiration may be based on larger engines but drive them a few miles &...
by groove65
Tue 11 May, 2010 21:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Potential buyer but which model?
Replies: 37
Views: 1516

whiteminks wrote:Hi Groove,

Toadster my 2.2 is titanium silver and Sharky my S54 Z3M is steel grey :D

One can never have too many zeds! 8-)

niiiiiiiiiiiice !!!

only the best bond villains drive silver or grey zed's :D :D :D
by groove65
Tue 11 May, 2010 21:47
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Black Z3 lady driver
Replies: 7
Views: 790

always willing to respond to market requirements i can now offer a "my other car's a Z3" sticker

£8 each inc postage :D
by groove65
Tue 11 May, 2010 21:45
Forum: Z3 range knowledgebase
Topic: Radio Aerial Grommet Replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 17297

Re: Job done

Titan wrote:
Dr Shiny wrote: The next question is...............how long will it last?
I guess that depends on how many more trees you reverse in to........:devil:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by groove65
Tue 11 May, 2010 21:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Potential buyer but which model?
Replies: 37
Views: 1516

you have 2 zed's ????!!??!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

and a 2.2 and Z3M ????!!??!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

please tell me they arent the fast silver ones as well !!! :lol: :lol:

groove likes fast silver things :D
by groove65
Tue 11 May, 2010 21:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Aerial on ebay not OEM advise please (link)
Replies: 18
Views: 829

expect some mods if you do go that route as i think the connections would need to be modified to work with the cable in the car ? best bet on connections is to check realoem to see what sort there is on yours other than that its a aerial... not much to say about them really whats the problem with yo...
by groove65
Tue 11 May, 2010 20:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another Newbie, Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 711

2.0 is the worst as a motoring proposition in my view. Fuel consumption pretty much the same as a 2.8 with no more useable power than a well maintained and sorted 1.9. in fact given the choice between the 2.0 and 1.9 (and i did have the choice when i bought mine) I would take the 1.9 any day - its m...
by groove65
Tue 11 May, 2010 19:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Potential buyer but which model?
Replies: 37
Views: 1516

+1 def best idea to drive a few. i drove the 2.8 and whilst i liked it it did feel heavy both on the cornering and throttle. dont forget that for me i got the 1.9 as i had to start with zero no claims again as the zed is our toy so all my full NCD has stayed on the 320d estate. the 2.8 was a lot mor...
by groove65
Tue 11 May, 2010 17:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone know if this is genuine bmw
Replies: 12
Views: 724

+ 1 - wot johntt said :D
by groove65
Tue 11 May, 2010 17:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Potential buyer but which model?
Replies: 37
Views: 1516

ive got the 1.9 and i wouldnt say its underpowered and its every bit as much fun as any other zed IMO. ok so it doesnt have the sound of the 2.8 but then again its lighter at the front and easier making progress through the twisties. would def get a car with rollhoops and make sure you put some focu...
by groove65
Tue 11 May, 2010 16:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Inboard roll hoop mounts wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 368

i would have thought that it would be a $tealer route for these. at £130 for the pair its decent value and i would imagine anyone with the mounts would want to sell the whole kit as a complete conversion ? might be wrong tho - someone was potentially scrapping a 'zed that had rollhoops on here and t...
by groove65
Tue 11 May, 2010 00:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Chrome/Leather 5 speed gear knob - SORTED ! - top man Barney
Replies: 9
Views: 699

BarneyBoko - TOP MAN !!!!!!!!!

think im sorted now everyone as he's come up trumps with exactly what i was looking for

really have to say im really amazed and chuffed with the people on here - like one big family !

Thanks again mate for sorting me out

Iain
by groove65
Mon 10 May, 2010 23:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: chrome gills for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 648

i can hear the bidders swarming now to the tune of the flight of the valkyrie :lol: :lol: :lol: anyway, only silver zedders should be allowed to purchase them :D good luck chaps - im in greater need of a gearknob right now than a set of chrome side gills. oh and then i might de-tango my lights... an...
by groove65
Mon 10 May, 2010 23:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Best spark plugs?
Replies: 4
Views: 455

OXO wrote:Makes no difference.. Buy the prettiest ones ;)
+1
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by groove65
Mon 10 May, 2010 23:39
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: At last! a beautiful day and some new snaps of my 2.8
Replies: 9
Views: 840

Groove65 - Mine's a 3rd car too so also zero transferrable no claims discount - but I got cover on the 2.8 for £190 with zero no claims discount!! It's a classic car policy from classicline. :) You can have 1500, 3000 or 6000 mile policies. Only other condition is that car must be garaged or otherw...
by groove65
Mon 10 May, 2010 21:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED: beige pre-facelift pgr side turret (non roll bars)
Replies: 3
Views: 332

i have a complete set but only in black im afraid :roll:

hopefully someone might have some in beige.. didnt canman or someone change to rollhoops recently with a beige interior ?

cheers