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by Diamondj
Thu 18 Aug, 2011 19:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Any ideas what my Zed is worth?
Replies: 39
Views: 1264

I've been looking at Z4's since reading this thread and do you know what, money aside.....i wouldn't have one! This is by no means a knock on that car or those who have one as i'm sure they are great but i just don't think they are as nice to look at, personally the Z3 is just a much more attractive...
by Diamondj
Thu 18 Aug, 2011 19:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 007 prize roadster!! Is it out there?
Replies: 5
Views: 489

OOooo, another 02 Estoril sport :) - must have made a fair few that year :) :)

Can't help with you query though - sorry.
by Diamondj
Tue 16 Aug, 2011 18:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Any ideas what my Zed is worth?
Replies: 39
Views: 1264

Those valuations on that site don't seem to be close to actual reality. I've seen my own car (identical models), with similar mileages up for nearly double what the site just quoted and that wasn't an isolated incident, most similar cars were up for that sort of money :?
by Diamondj
Tue 16 Aug, 2011 18:17
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Progress! (fwj01's 2.0l - Oxford Green)
Replies: 103
Views: 18198

I'm loving the urban pics you keep showing us, your car has a real "presence" about it :)
by Diamondj
Fri 12 Aug, 2011 00:52
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Z3cades Zed - journal
Replies: 202
Views: 39059

Yep, definitely looks better with what you've done to those fins :)
by Diamondj
Thu 11 Aug, 2011 20:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Sports pack
Replies: 12
Views: 758

The S2000 never even entered my mind when i went out looking for mine. I considered the Boxster but they were coming out older than i liked for the money, toyed with the TT and did consider an RX8 but in the end the shape the look and the colour sold me on my Zed and touch wood, she's been good to m...
by Diamondj
Wed 10 Aug, 2011 20:46
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Finally got my Z3 Today...
Replies: 18
Views: 1311

Sweet looking "Bond" Zed there mate :)
by Diamondj
Wed 10 Aug, 2011 20:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Sports pack
Replies: 12
Views: 758

Mine's an 02 2.2 Sport in Estoril Blue and yes i do love it, lovely sounding engine when you get those revs up :)
by Diamondj
Mon 08 Aug, 2011 20:28
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Progress! (fwj01's 2.0l - Oxford Green)
Replies: 103
Views: 18198

http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo83/fwj01/DSC_1575.jpg Fantastic photo! Snapped springs on the rear are a common issue. You should defo go for M wing mirrors next!!! Seconded on the fantastic photo :) That Zed looks mean as ya like - me likey :) :) Makes my car look like a Pensioners weekender ...
by Diamondj
Fri 05 Aug, 2011 22:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: PCS Indy BMW Specialist?
Replies: 1
Views: 252

I Take it from the tumble weeds rolling across this post that no one with a Zed in MK (or anyone close), has used them then, might have to have a rethink of where to go :?
by Diamondj
Mon 01 Aug, 2011 21:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: PCS Indy BMW Specialist?
Replies: 1
Views: 252

PCS Indy BMW Specialist?

Hi Everyone, has anyone near MK or in Milton Keynes used these guys, need a few things checked out and was wondering if they were any good?

http://www.pcs-mk.co.uk/
by Diamondj
Mon 01 Aug, 2011 20:35
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Estoril Z3
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Gotta love Estoril Blue :wink:
by Diamondj
Mon 01 Aug, 2011 20:34
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Shiny, shiny
Replies: 11
Views: 956

Looking lovely :) - i don't go quite overboard with mine but i will stand by autoglym polish, always makes the car look great.
by Diamondj
Thu 12 May, 2011 19:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Have a look at this ***
Replies: 6
Views: 541

gelertd1 wrote:The only word that springs to mind is 'Why'? :roll:
Seconded :? .
by Diamondj
Tue 10 May, 2011 19:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: estoril blue - chrome door handles
Replies: 14
Views: 851

After everyones positive response i think i'll get a set and take it from there, they're only covers after all and if i wanted to get them painted later on if i didn't like the "chrome look", i still can. Seen a few on ebay, where did everyone get there's from/which are good quality items? I bought...
by Diamondj
Sun 08 May, 2011 17:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: estoril blue - chrome door handles
Replies: 14
Views: 851

After everyones positive response i think i'll get a set and take it from there, they're only covers after all and if i wanted to get them painted later on if i didn't like the "chrome look", i still can. Seen a few on ebay, where did everyone get there's from/which are good quality items?
by Diamondj
Sun 08 May, 2011 16:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: estoril blue - chrome door handles
Replies: 14
Views: 851

I agree Tim, the only other thing i was considering was getting the chrome set then having them prepped and resprayed the same colour as the car.
by Diamondj
Sun 08 May, 2011 16:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: estoril blue - chrome door handles
Replies: 14
Views: 851

My cars not an M, it's a late model sport so i haven't got those lovely chrome touches on the gills but i think i might give a set a whirl, what's the worst that can happen, i take them off again :) Those wheels on your car Ballie, what are they, can't see them that well, little pic but they look st...
by Diamondj
Sat 07 May, 2011 12:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: estoril blue - chrome door handles
Replies: 14
Views: 851

estoril blue - chrome door handles

Thinking of getting a set of chrome door handle covers as i've seen a few of you guys have them and like the look; they look marvellous on Jonttt's red M (and others), but wondered if anyone with an Estoril blue car had them fitted so i could see how they look against the blue?
by Diamondj
Tue 26 Apr, 2011 19:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My First Zed!
Replies: 16
Views: 639

Nice looking car there mate :) , welcome.
by Diamondj
Mon 25 Apr, 2011 20:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My Zed
Replies: 26
Views: 1192

Looking lovely Sheri :)
by Diamondj
Mon 25 Apr, 2011 19:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Piss poor MPG
Replies: 66
Views: 3861

A little update yet again on this issue. Washed and polished the car yesterday gave the wheels the once over with the Autoglym put the roof cover on......she was looking stunning so i thought a bit of driving for the sheer hell of it was in order. Took her out and about round the B roads outside of ...
by Diamondj
Sun 24 Apr, 2011 10:31
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal
Replies: 661
Views: 166256

She's looking awesomely moody in those carpark shots jontt, bloody gorgeous too :)
by Diamondj
Sun 24 Apr, 2011 10:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Show us your Wheels!
Replies: 69
Views: 6303

I'm loving this thread, as someone who is thinking about changing their wheels in the very near future these pics are invaluable in giving me other ideas other than the option i already had in my mind - it's great to see all your lovely cars too :)
by Diamondj
Sun 24 Apr, 2011 10:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Noisey Inside
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Haven't had that one yet but i do get an odd "knocking" from the dash from the passenger side on a occasion :?
by Diamondj
Fri 22 Apr, 2011 17:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air-con envy
Replies: 46
Views: 1981

I'll be honest, i've got AC but have never even swithed it on - never felt the need.
by Diamondj
Tue 19 Apr, 2011 19:54
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Zed has new jimmy choos!
Replies: 11
Views: 1228

Looks lovely mate, as many have said, look very Alpina, nice :)
by Diamondj
Tue 19 Apr, 2011 19:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Piss poor MPG
Replies: 66
Views: 3861

Don't know if this helps, but i had a similar issue on my 1.9 Zed when purchased this year, i could actually watch the fuel gauge go down as i pootled along, again not excessive speed. Found out the problem when the washer bottle pump stopped working, having taken the top cowling off the radiator, ...
by Diamondj
Tue 19 Apr, 2011 19:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Piss poor MPG
Replies: 66
Views: 3861

An Update: The last 106 miles (haven't had to go very far over the last week so it took a little while), driven without regard for fuel consumption, revved the car to whatever i wanted and drove at whatever speed i deemed acceptable on whichever roads and low and behold.....21 1/4 MPG (UK)! By drivi...
by Diamondj
Mon 18 Apr, 2011 21:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Piss poor MPG
Replies: 66
Views: 3861

Re: Piss poor MPG

The tank by the way, if you've bothered to read the Owner's Manual is 51 litres or 13.5 gallons. That's in US Gallons - UK gallons it equates to 11.2 (double checked on two different conversion tools). Well done that man - I'd assumed UK gallons because of it being a European company - but as we al...
by Diamondj
Mon 18 Apr, 2011 19:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Piss poor MPG
Replies: 66
Views: 3861

Re: Piss poor MPG

John1950 wrote:The tank by the way, if you've bothered to read the Owner's Manual is 51 litres or 13.5 gallons.
That's in US Gallons - UK gallons it equates to 11.2 (double checked on two different conversion tools).
by Diamondj
Sun 17 Apr, 2011 15:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How much do you like your Z3
Replies: 93
Views: 36913

I'd been driving a battered L reg Astra for a couple of years as i'd been using it basically as a van for work and then one fateful day around a year ago.....it died! It had not been in good health for quite some time but i just wasn't going to spend any money on a car worth almost nothing and by no...
by Diamondj
Fri 15 Apr, 2011 19:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alloy wheels?
Replies: 24
Views: 1416

Might be of some use to one of you guys:

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=30344
by Diamondj
Fri 15 Apr, 2011 19:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: ac shnitz needing a refurb on ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 362

ac shnitz needing a refurb on ebay

Saw these on ebay, i'm holding out for a set of Breytons so these aren't on my list, no idea how good/bad they are as i haven't contacted the seller but someone might fancy them :) http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/bmw-ac-schintzer-17-alloys_W0QQitemZ120708861016QQcategoryZ28648QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp5197.m7Q...
by Diamondj
Wed 13 Apr, 2011 17:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alloy wheels?
Replies: 24
Views: 1416

VikingSven wrote:18" Breyton Magics on a non-M:
Image
lovely :) might be worth emptying the piggy bank for :)
by Diamondj
Tue 12 Apr, 2011 21:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Piss poor MPG
Replies: 66
Views: 3861

Re: Calculations

Thanks so much! That makes sense now. I usually figure we Americans are the odd ones for sticking with inches, feet, and miles instead of metric like most (but not all) the rest of the world. Almost warm enough to take my hard top off! Enjoy! Just to make it even more complicated :) , we in the UK ...
by Diamondj
Tue 12 Apr, 2011 20:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bought a tonneau cover the other night..
Replies: 29
Views: 1772

I use mine if i know the roofs gonna be down for a while - if i'm just nipping up to the shopping centre (Centre MK), then i wouldn't waste my time as the roof would be coming back up again very shortly, if the roofs coming down all day though, the cover goes on :)
by Diamondj
Tue 12 Apr, 2011 19:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alloy wheels?
Replies: 24
Views: 1416

I will but i know that Jontt has a z3m - mine is a 2.2 sport so his car is wider, i think i could fit 8.5's on though, the breytons i've just seen had 9.5's for the back.
by Diamondj
Tue 12 Apr, 2011 18:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alloy wheels?
Replies: 24
Views: 1416

Just lloking on German ebay and i must admit i really want a set of 18" Breyton magics, i think they'd look really sweet on my Estoril Blue Zed :) ofcourse, haven't checked to see the fit of them yet but they are lovely.
by Diamondj
Tue 12 Apr, 2011 18:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alloy wheels?
Replies: 24
Views: 1416

Cheers for the link, i'm sure Sherri3663 and i will find this useful, cheers.
by Diamondj
Tue 12 Apr, 2011 18:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Piss poor MPG
Replies: 66
Views: 3861

Thanks for clarifying. Please help me with some basics, since most postings are in Kilometers in Europe, wouldn't it be more common over there to express fuel economy in meteric terms? I apologize for never having been over the pond, especially since many of my relatives are originally from the Eng...
by Diamondj
Tue 12 Apr, 2011 18:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alloy wheels?
Replies: 24
Views: 1416

Pleased this topic came up actually, i've got 17"s on my thristy girl at the moment, they are the wheels the car came with (factory), and although nice i was thinking of putting something a little a bigger on i.e. 18"s. as i've stated before, i'm not the most car savy when it comes to stuff like thi...
by Diamondj
Mon 11 Apr, 2011 20:12
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Just picked this up...
Replies: 31
Views: 2533

It looks really mean in that colour, hope you sort out all the little niggles :)
by Diamondj
Mon 11 Apr, 2011 20:08
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another added to the Stable
Replies: 31
Views: 2261

Sweet Jesus that is one serious piece of metal 8-)
by Diamondj
Mon 11 Apr, 2011 18:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Piss poor MPG
Replies: 66
Views: 3861

Maybe it is a little bit of: me/road conditions/too many short trips. I'm driving the car now as i "normally" would, a little more spirited and higher on the revs, i'll do the same test, do 106 miles and then fill up again and see what the difference is/how much worse it gets, if at all.
by Diamondj
Sun 10 Apr, 2011 18:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Piss poor MPG
Replies: 66
Views: 3861

The last 106 miles - averaged 22mpg and i didn't driver her that hard, somethings definitely not right :?
by Diamondj
Sun 10 Apr, 2011 11:06
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Z3cades Zed - journal
Replies: 202
Views: 39059

cheers for the response mate i'll look into doing this as i really love how yours turned out :)
by Diamondj
Sun 10 Apr, 2011 00:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Piss poor MPG
Replies: 66
Views: 3861

Appreciate the input - i do get it, i just wanted to know what the tank size was, i know i don't need to know that to calculate miles travelled x litres used. The reason i wanted to know was it also enables me workout how good/bad my fuel gauge maybe i.e. if the tanks appears to be all but dry but i...
by Diamondj
Sat 09 Apr, 2011 23:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Piss poor MPG
Replies: 66
Views: 3861

i'm gonna have to do more checking on this, what's the fuel tank size again? Wanna make sure i've got all my figures right. It doesn't matter what the tank size is the only accurate way to test is the fill the tank to the brim and trip the clock, then when you refill the tank to the brim see what m...
by Diamondj
Sat 09 Apr, 2011 23:08
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Z3cades Zed - journal
Replies: 202
Views: 39059

I love the centre console colouring and i was thinking of doing this myself before i'd seen your gallery (honest, i was), after seeing yours i think i still will :). Did you do it yourself/any trouble doing it or did hand it over to someone else?