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by John1950
Sun 22 May, 2016 22:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Z3 FB group
Replies: 15
Views: 1225

Re: New Z3 FB group

I'm in agreement with your remarks about Facebook - I have a page and hardly ever use it.

By the way, your link works.
by John1950
Sun 22 May, 2016 16:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Z3 FB group
Replies: 15
Views: 1225

Re: New Z3 FB group

I hope it's okay with mods to post this here.. l have just created a FB public group called BMW Z3 UK PARTS RESOURCE and it's open to anyone to buy and sell or place a wanted post.. early days but please feel free to use it to sell your unwanted bits.. Copied and pasted BMW "Z3 UK PARTS RESOURCE" i...
by John1950
Wed 11 May, 2016 20:10
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: My Z3 2.8 for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 772

Re: My Z3 2.8 for sale

Hi All, Just to say that due to continuing lack of use and with work commitment, the car for this year and certainly next year would get little further usage. Please follow link to the advertisement and I would consider offers obviously. http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/detail/motors/classic-car...
by John1950
Tue 13 Oct, 2015 14:51
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 2.8 widebody facelift model **NOW SOLD **
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: BMW Z3 2.8 widebody facelift model 0nly 12k miles from n

Lomoto wrote:
John1950 wrote:Ah - wishful thinking if you ask me.
And I'm suspicious about the lack of personal information regarding the seller.
what does that mean???
by John1950
Tue 13 Oct, 2015 14:44
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 2.8 widebody facelift model **NOW SOLD **
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: BMW Z3 2.8 widebody facelift model 0nly 12k miles from n

Ah - wishful thinking if you ask me.
And I'm suspicious about the lack of personal information regarding the seller.
by John1950
Sat 29 Aug, 2015 20:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Remote (keyless) entry
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: Remote (keyless) entry

i have seen this topic on old posts in UK and USA forums (fora?), but some of the information does not tally with my findings, and I am hoping that this forum may help me. My Z is build date August 1998 2.8 Auto. The question of whether or not my car was fitted with remote entry and alarm settings ...
by John1950
Mon 24 Aug, 2015 17:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dash Cams
Replies: 22
Views: 2289

Re: Dash Cams

Mick

Have a look at this very useful site. You should find all sorts of useful background information and plenty of excellent appraisal videos of different cameras:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 4F24001328
by John1950
Tue 09 Jun, 2015 21:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Seat belt tensenoir
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Seat belt tensenoir

Millhouse wrote:Can't see why you have to point it out really
Because I had no idea of what it was.
Indeed, still don't.

But, can we assume you have a dyslexic sense of humour too?
by John1950
Tue 09 Jun, 2015 19:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Seat belt tensenoir
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Seat belt tensenoir

Millhouse wrote:Anyone have a passanger side seat belt tensenuor for sale ????

Someone might - if only they knew what a 'tensenoir' or even a 'tensenuor' was.
by John1950
Fri 27 Mar, 2015 14:50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Guess the car price...
Replies: 14
Views: 1677

Re: Guess the car price...

4 out of 10.
Some of them were real surprises.
by John1950
Sat 28 Feb, 2015 12:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's a Z3M worth?
Replies: 32
Views: 3096

Re: What's a Z3M worth?

An update on these two 'Ms' with vastly different prices - I noticed the Dakar Yellow one suddenly shot up in price by £1000 last week - and another £1000 this week! As it hasn't sold, I wonder what prompted that? A further update: http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/bmw/z3m/used-bmw-z3m-3-2-m-2d...
by John1950
Mon 16 Feb, 2015 10:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's a Z3M worth?
Replies: 32
Views: 3096

Re: What's a Z3M worth?

An update on these two 'Ms' with vastly different prices - I noticed the Dakar Yellow one suddenly shot up in price by £1000 last week - and another £1000 this week!
As it hasn't sold, I wonder what prompted that?
by John1950
Tue 10 Feb, 2015 19:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's a Z3M worth?
Replies: 32
Views: 3096

Re: What's a Z3M worth?

If a year agp £8k - £10k was considered top end in general terms, £12k+ in general terms rpresens a 20 -25% increase in value over the 12 months...Any financial investments offering those nett returns? :wink: Hi everyone, yes I'm back - stand by your beds. Standards will now rise again. Those of yo...
by John1950
Tue 10 Feb, 2015 15:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's a Z3M worth?
Replies: 32
Views: 3096

What's a Z3M worth?

I was idly scanning the press for current Zed prices and conditions and came across two Z3Ms. I drooled and dreamed at them but decided you lot might like to have your eyes pop out. Have a look at these two - and let's have some feedback. I think the greedy specimen asking just shy of £40,000 - yes,...
by John1950
Sat 24 Jan, 2015 19:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 blue leather seats on eBay
Replies: 9
Views: 1400

Re: Z3 blue leather seats on eBay

gookah wrote:I think this is a photo of the crash.....

But the other large plastic part has Citroen written on it so I guess this is a scrap dealer.

Mind you, with a presentation like that on E-Bay, must be desperate to sell...... :lol:
by John1950
Sat 24 Jan, 2015 19:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone see one of these around?
Replies: 14
Views: 1615

Re: Anyone see one of these around?

Here's an Autocar report

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/i8
by John1950
Tue 20 Jan, 2015 19:15
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: SviRu black venom
Replies: 65
Views: 17474

Re: SviRu black venom

By the way, as I now live in Holland, I'd be interested at what value you place the car at (in Euros)?
by John1950
Thu 22 Aug, 2013 19:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Holland here I come
Replies: 16
Views: 880

Re: Holland here I come

Hi John...nice to hear your chirp again...look forward to some pics etc of your new residence etc....good luck with the LHD hunt. :wink: To change the subject (drastically) I spotted this online, I don't suppose you watched it live? http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b5d_1377176291 It makes the BBC loo...
by John1950
Thu 22 Aug, 2013 14:42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Holland - Latest eco-wheels
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Holland - Latest eco-wheels

Well, as you know, I've sold my Zed and leave for Holland in a few days. I'm not very happy - as you can see in this photo. I've decided to go native - go Dutch.... http://s122.photobucket.com/user/Tinker1950/media/20130822_142202.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0 How the mighty have fallen - one month whizzing a...
by John1950
Wed 21 Aug, 2013 18:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Holland here I come
Replies: 16
Views: 880

Re: Holland here I come

But it's RHD! Hymer B644 You just put a link up to a beautiful (massive) house, why do you need a little one on wheels too? :lol: http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/zcoupe/13703_zps5e0d97c1.jpg Answer: 'Women'...... Mind you, we had (sorry, she had) eyes on something a little less 'new': http...
by John1950
Wed 21 Aug, 2013 17:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Holland here I come
Replies: 16
Views: 880

Re: Holland here I come

Hi John...nice to hear your chirp again...look forward to some pics etc of your new residence etc....good luck with the LHD hunt. :wink: We move in next Wed morning, but this is a link to the site where we initially saw the place: http://www.pararius.com/Family-house-for-rent/Baarn/Dovenetelhof/911...
by John1950
Wed 21 Aug, 2013 17:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Holland here I come
Replies: 16
Views: 880

Re: Holland here I come

Come on John, You know you want to! http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/zcoupe/IMG_2753_zps99025727.jpg Well, I would if I could - I'm salivating but 'madam' has her heart set on a Hymer B644 so that succulent red coupe will have to wait. (A Hymer B644! - she's making me old before my time!!! ...
by John1950
Wed 21 Aug, 2013 15:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Holland here I come
Replies: 16
Views: 880

Holland here I come

Well everyone. I'm sure you've all forgotten me already, no no, I'm still hanging on, by the skin of teeth. I sold my 2.8 a couple of months ago as part of our moving abroad plan. Now, Janet and I will be in the Chunnel on Tuesday. Meanwhile, I so miss my Zed that I've been looking at the big online...
by John1950
Sun 23 Jun, 2013 18:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: SOLD Z3 2.8 - it broke my heart!
Replies: 21
Views: 803

Re: SOLD Z3 2.8 - it broke my heart!

Well, The chap who bought my car turned up today so I showed him the ZRoadster forum. I imagine he will join and call himself Paul1956 so keep an eye out for him. He was with me for a couple of hours so I think he was very pleased with the Zed. I gave him quite a bootfull of odds and ends to get sta...
by John1950
Wed 19 Jun, 2013 12:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: SOLD Z3 2.8 - it broke my heart!
Replies: 21
Views: 803

Re: SOLD Z3 2.8 - it broke my heart!

[ Initially, when I had the the Zed up for auction I had nearly 700 ' views ' and something like 45 ' watching ' - but not one of them made a bid! What the hell were they watching for? Probably 44 off here, wanting to see how much it goes for, and one wondering how much he might get if he wanted to...
by John1950
Tue 18 Jun, 2013 20:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: SOLD Z3 2.8 - it broke my heart!
Replies: 21
Views: 803

Re: SOLD Z3 2.8 - it broke my heart!

Have you considered s VW T4 John or are they a bit too steep. My nephew runs his own business converting these and doing bespoke interiors, he does some pretty damn good conversions which make me want one at times. I wouldn't mind one of those at all - but we have only about £5000 or so to spend - ...
by John1950
Tue 18 Jun, 2013 20:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: SOLD Z3 2.8 - it broke my heart!
Replies: 21
Views: 803

Re: SOLD Z3 2.8 - it broke my heart!

Glad you got a sale John, I looked at eBay and noticed you had to relist but wasn't sure if sold 2nd time around ? You're starting another chapter in your life without a little zed initially but I'm pretty sure you'll be an owner again. Anyway correct me if I'm wrong but the forum is for zed enthus...
by John1950
Tue 18 Jun, 2013 19:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: SOLD Z3 2.8 - it broke my heart!
Replies: 21
Views: 803

Re: SOLD Z3 2.8 - it broke my heart!

Hope you won't be selling your wears for money John! "Wears?" What sort of wears are you referring to, outer garments or perhaps my more intimate innner sanctum wear? Still, if you wish to acquire any of that which has touched my honed and contoured frame please let me know (I imagine a PM might be...
by John1950
Tue 18 Jun, 2013 19:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: SOLD Z3 2.8 - it broke my heart!
Replies: 21
Views: 803

Re: SOLD Z3 2.8 - it broke my heart!

With the CD player unit, is it just a change over tape player out cd head unit in ? Hi Boysie I gather that originally my car had a CD changer in the boot, but it had been removed by the time I bought the car. I have for sale the head unit which is a radio and single CD player. I have the instructi...
by John1950
Mon 17 Jun, 2013 17:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: SOLD Z3 2.8 - it broke my heart!
Replies: 21
Views: 803

SOLD Z3 2.8 - it broke my heart!

Well everyone I managed to sell my Zed today. It's in great condition but I got only £3300 for it even with the lovely BMW 108 5 spoke alloys with it (see my sig picture below). Is it the weather? Anyway, as I've still got the original BMW business head unit with cd player and the original wheels wi...
by John1950
Thu 06 Jun, 2013 22:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new
Replies: 50
Views: 1281

Re: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new

How many "watchers" have you got now John, I have purposefully not watched so as not to affect your figures... Let me go and look...... 431 'views' and 27 'Watching' - but no bids yet. I really hope this means some healthy last minute action - I've got my eye on this to help with our move over to H...
by John1950
Thu 06 Jun, 2013 10:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new
Replies: 50
Views: 1281

Re: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new

Hasn't he gone yet? Or are you dragging this thread out like your how old are you one! :lol: I'm like an elephant, slow to move on. That old fart thread of mine must have wounded you; it dragged on and on and on and..............but look at the memories it dragged up for our doddery 'senior' member...
by John1950
Thu 06 Jun, 2013 10:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new
Replies: 50
Views: 1281

Re: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new

Regarding filling the car for holidays, it's always the women who over pack! Perhaps Michelle could take a few packing tips from John's Wife, Mark. You had to take the Rover 75 to Heacham because of excess baggage. (Mark) :devil: M & S Yes I did! But I fitted in well. The car suited the clientele! ...
by John1950
Thu 06 Jun, 2013 10:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new
Replies: 50
Views: 1281

Re: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new

Just had a quick look at the new pics, John, curious to see the packing pic. How did you manage to get all that in, are you sure you didn't use a roof rack! :lol: the pile looks bigger than the Zed!! Did your Wife get in first and you piled it all in on top of her or did she sit on top of it, so th...
by John1950
Tue 04 Jun, 2013 21:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new
Replies: 50
Views: 1281

Re: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new

John1950 wrote:
freds dad wrote:You can add more pictures to the body of the advert or a link to picture hosting site. A picture of any paperwork always works well in an advert.

Good luck with the sale.

Ah - hadn't thought of that. Must look into it tomorrow.

Done it!
by John1950
Tue 04 Jun, 2013 18:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new
Replies: 50
Views: 1281

Re: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new

Just had a quick look at the new pics, John, curious to see the packing pic. How did you manage to get all that in, are you sure you didn't use a roof rack! :lol: the pile looks bigger than the Zed!! Did your Wife get in first and you piled it all in on top of her or did she sit on top of it, so th...
by John1950
Tue 04 Jun, 2013 18:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new
Replies: 50
Views: 1281

Re: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new

Just had a quick look at the new pics, John, curious to see the packing pic. How did you manage to get all that in, are you sure you didn't use a roof rack! :lol: the pile looks bigger than the Zed!! Did your Wife get in first and you piled it all in on top of her or did she sit on top of it, so th...
by John1950
Mon 03 Jun, 2013 22:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new
Replies: 50
Views: 1281

Re: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new

freds dad wrote:You can add more pictures to the body of the advert or a link to picture hosting site. A picture of any paperwork always works well in an advert.

Good luck with the sale.

Ah - hadn't thought of that. Must look into it tomorrow.
by John1950
Mon 03 Jun, 2013 22:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new
Replies: 50
Views: 1281

Re: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new

freds dad wrote:You can add more pictures to the body of the advert or a link to picture hosting site. A picture of any paperwork always works well in an advert.

Good luck with the sale.

Ah - hadn't thought of that. Must look into it tomorrow.
by John1950
Mon 03 Jun, 2013 20:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new
Replies: 50
Views: 1281

Re: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new

1st of all - congratulations to your wife on her new job and good luck in your new venture, sorry but having just read my post it's a bit long but hey ho.... If I were selling Zippy I would try and get some good eye-catching photos (trying to be different from the "usual ones", front, back side, bo...
by John1950
Mon 03 Jun, 2013 11:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new
Replies: 50
Views: 1281

Re: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new

Badman gee wrote:Think of all those titty bars you can visit John!

No doubt I'll keep abreast of the local cultural developments
by John1950
Mon 03 Jun, 2013 10:10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cutting it fine
Replies: 13
Views: 1440

Re: Cutting it fine

BladeRunner919 wrote:Perhaps we should contact Mythbusters! :D

Strange claims: 'My Zed runs on iron filings' or 'I've driven 100 miles with nothing in the tank'.
Well I did 6 miles on zero, any better claims?
by John1950
Mon 03 Jun, 2013 09:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new
Replies: 50
Views: 1281

Re: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new

Hi John...hope it's a good move and wish you and your BH a successful future in Holland. Hope to hear from you with some pics etc. Barry Well, me being out of work here and the pair of us having become thoroughly fed up with the way Britain has turned out we decided there were more opportunities ab...
by John1950
Mon 03 Jun, 2013 09:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new
Replies: 50
Views: 1281

Re: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new

John, I've just seen your thread saying you're leaving us, just after I posted a suggestion for a West Sussex meet up :( I hope something can be arranged soon before your Z moves on. You say where and hopefully we can agree a date and get it together Quicksmart. Bonzo. Well, as we don't have to lea...
by John1950
Mon 03 Jun, 2013 09:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new
Replies: 50
Views: 1281

Re: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new

Will be sad to see you go, John, will be like leaving school all over again for us! :( Who will run the old farts club now? :cry: Good luck with the sale of the Zed, exciting for you to be changing tack and starting completely anew. :wave Keep in touch, you never know you might be starting up a Clo...
by John1950
Sun 02 Jun, 2013 20:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new
Replies: 50
Views: 1281

Re: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new

Gazza wrote:Wishing you and the missus all the best in Amsterdam :wink:

Thanks Gazza - no doubt I'll post some feedback both on life out there and the Zed scene.
by John1950
Sun 02 Jun, 2013 20:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new
Replies: 50
Views: 1281

Re: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new

Hope you will stick around John as I need someone to correct my spolling :D Good luck with the sale and hope it will be adventures new for you. Ad to me looks fine, just one observation, is it me or does the Zed seem to be sitting really high at the rear? :| Tim. Ah - you spotted that too. I think ...
by John1950
Sun 02 Jun, 2013 20:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new
Replies: 50
Views: 1281

Sorry everyone, but I'm off to pastures new

Well, I joined the Forum a couple of years ago and I hope I've played my part properly. Certainly I've learned so much and had a great time chatting and meeting some of the members. But, Janet my partner who is a Deputy Head in Portsmouth went for a job interview in London a couple of weeks ago - sh...
by John1950
Tue 28 May, 2013 15:20
Forum: Performance
Topic: longlife stainless exhaust
Replies: 14
Views: 2773

Re: longlife stainless exhaust

How much do they cost - compared to a 'standard' exhaust An OE BMW rear section on my 1.9 was around £600 plus fitting. A stainless steel one is around £300-£320 incl. fitting. From memory even Kwikfit wanted more for one of their "short life" mild steel ones. I also had to pay for a new cat as wel...