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by mrwhippy
Fri 25 Apr, 2014 22:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: AC Schnitzer Type 1 Split Rims 18"
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: For Sale: AC Schnitzer Type 1 Split Rims 18"

Edit: Price reduced to £1000 before a move to ebay.

Collection from L25 or courier at buyers cost.
by mrwhippy
Fri 18 Apr, 2014 12:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: AC Schnitzer Type 1 Split Rims 18"
Replies: 2
Views: 556

For Sale: AC Schnitzer Type 1 Split Rims 18"

If anybody is interested in buying my ACS Type 1 18" split rims then please drop me a pm. These are original ACS, not copies. They look fantastic on a Z3. I would describe their condition as 'excellent'. Polished rims with no kerb damage. They do NOT require a refurb. The wheels are a staggered fitm...
by mrwhippy
Wed 19 Feb, 2014 16:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Hamann hardtop in Estoril Blue
Replies: 14
Views: 1743

Re: Hamann hardtop in Estoril Blue

That is the lesser-spotted Hamann hardtop - with the humps.

A real bargain if you have an Estoril Z3 and just happen to be travelling through France! You could probably haggle a discount too.
by mrwhippy
Mon 30 Dec, 2013 21:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: E36 / Z3 Business radio
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: E36 / Z3 Business radio

:lol:
by mrwhippy
Thu 07 Nov, 2013 16:50
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD: Strong-Strut Front Strut Brace
Replies: 10
Views: 1257

Re: SOLD: Strong-Strut Front Strut Brace

Sold. Thanks for the interest.

Also thanks to Dave P. for posting a link on z3mcoupe.
by mrwhippy
Wed 06 Nov, 2013 15:41
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD: Strong-Strut Front Strut Brace
Replies: 10
Views: 1257

Re: For Sale: Strong-Strut Front Strut Brace

Provisionally sold.
by mrwhippy
Mon 04 Nov, 2013 09:27
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD: Strong-Strut Front Strut Brace
Replies: 10
Views: 1257

Re: For Sale: Front Strong-Strut Brace

Thanks for the tip on z3mcoupe. I'm not a member over there and I don't think it would be good form for my first post to be a 'for sale'.

I will probably use ebay to get access to the wider Z3/Z3M/E36 community if it doesn't sell on here.

Thanks again.
by mrwhippy
Fri 01 Nov, 2013 12:06
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD: Strong-Strut Front Strut Brace
Replies: 10
Views: 1257

SOLD: Strong-Strut Front Strut Brace

I have for sale the 'holy grail' of strut braces for the Z3 - the front Strong-Strut. If you don't know how good these are, you can find further information here: http://www.strong-strut.com/ The brace is in titanium silver. Also included are full fitting instructions and 6 chromed dome nuts for a q...
by mrwhippy
Mon 28 Oct, 2013 21:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hard top on yet?
Replies: 32
Views: 3861

Re: Hard top on yet?

A days holiday today and I too managed to get some roof down action. What I have done this week is remove my 18" ACS Type 1's and replace them with the original BBS 17" Type 42's for winter. I love the look of the Schnitzers but the ride quality on the 17" is way better. Not sure I'll want to switch...
by mrwhippy
Fri 11 Oct, 2013 15:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Mirrors & Z3M Side Vents - Sold
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: Z3M Mirrors & Z3M Side Vents - Price Reduced

Both items now sold.
by mrwhippy
Fri 11 Oct, 2013 01:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Mirrors & Z3M Side Vents - Sold
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Z3M Mirrors & Z3M Side Vents - Price Reduced

Bump.

Initial interest has failed to result in a sale. Z3m Mirrors & Vents still available.

Price reduced before transferring to a well known auction site.
by mrwhippy
Mon 07 Oct, 2013 14:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Mirrors & Z3M Side Vents - Sold
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Z3M Mirrors & Z3M Side Vents - Sold

I've been sat on these for 12 months and haven't got around to fitting them. I've now decided to stick with standard and sell them on. One pair of RHD Z3M Mirrors, currently in Estoril Blue. I would describe their condition as very good. I would happily fit these to my car if it were Estoril. Glasse...
by mrwhippy
Thu 09 May, 2013 02:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: //M seats
Replies: 40
Views: 2167

Re: //M seats

I can personally recommend 'leathercaredirect' in Warrington. They refurbished a pair of beige sports seats that I put in my Z3 1.9.

I also gave them a new seat belt guide which they had fitted whilst they had the seats.
by mrwhippy
Fri 03 May, 2013 17:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 bits for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: Z3 bits for sale

PM sent. Sad that you no longer have the car - it was a cracker.
by mrwhippy
Fri 19 Apr, 2013 07:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hamann hardtops...
Replies: 337
Views: 35648

Re: Hamann hardtops...

Wow, that is good news. Looking forward to visiting my parents in Leeds sometime soon :D
by mrwhippy
Fri 12 Apr, 2013 20:09
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Looking at Z3M roadster tomorrow
Replies: 24
Views: 1576

Re: Looking at Z3M roadster tomorrow

Looking forward to the pics. If it's the one in Fife (on Pistonheads) it looks like you've got yourself a bargain.
by mrwhippy
Sun 07 Apr, 2013 17:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear Springs
Replies: 16
Views: 1125

Re: Rear Springs

Spring manufacturers usually quote lowering against standard springs. If you look at this Apex ad for example you'll see the note at the bottom "Cars factory fitted with M-tech suspension will lower 10-15mm less" http://www.camskill.co.uk/m14b0s1056p3412/APEX_LOWERING_SPRING_KITS_-_Apex_Spring_Kit_-...
by mrwhippy
Sun 07 Apr, 2013 17:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: wind deflector
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: wind deflector

Have you tried a BMW dealership? These bits are usually available at low cost.

or here http://www.bmminiparts.com/DiagramView. ... MOSP=48083
by mrwhippy
Sun 07 Apr, 2013 13:34
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport
Replies: 31
Views: 5114

Re: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport

Cheers all for the positive comments. ('_')Z3 - I have a BIMECC 12mm Spacer Kit on the rears (SP80C). I got it via ebay from 'MAPS' http://stores.ebay.co.uk/M-A-P-S-LTD?_trksid=p2047675.l2563 . They did me a set with only 6 chromed extended bolts. I then bought a set of extended locking bolts, McGua...
by mrwhippy
Sun 07 Apr, 2013 09:19
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport
Replies: 31
Views: 5114

Re: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport

I always enjoy reading the progress threads in 'The Gallery' so I thought it was about time I brought my own up-to-date. I have replaced the Sony head unit that was in the car with the all singing, all dancing Becker Cascade. I have an ipod connected to the unit in the glove box. I can't comment on ...
by mrwhippy
Wed 03 Apr, 2013 09:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: boot rack
Replies: 25
Views: 657

Re: boot rack

If there is a risk of the case becoming detached, why hasn't the rack got a lip on both edges :)

Risk of decapitation or killing the family of four travelling behind you - I think I'll give the rack a miss!
by mrwhippy
Wed 03 Apr, 2013 09:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hamann hardtops...
Replies: 337
Views: 35648

Re: Hamann hardtops...

Maybe the official Hamann importer in SA would get you a better deal?

http://www.cartuning.co.za/products.html
by mrwhippy
Fri 15 Mar, 2013 16:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hamann hardtops...
Replies: 337
Views: 35648

Re: Hamann hardtops...

I think we may be surprised by the amount of people who would be prepared to part with £2k for one of these....me included. Selling our current hardtops / fitting kits helps bring the cost down.
by mrwhippy
Wed 06 Mar, 2013 15:12
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Boot storage accessory...
Replies: 33
Views: 1135

Re: Z3 Boot storage accessory...

Roadster Solutions sell this kind of thing:

http://www.roadstersolutions.com/page4.html
by mrwhippy
Thu 01 Nov, 2012 18:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Becker Cascade 7944
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: Becker Cascade 7944

I'm nearly almost certain that you now have a pm!
by mrwhippy
Thu 01 Nov, 2012 17:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Becker Cascade 7944
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: Becker Cascade 7944

hi
You have a pm
by mrwhippy
Wed 12 Sep, 2012 20:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220360

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

An ACS pedal set. Absolutely no idea whether they are genuine or not! They were cheap enough for me not to care too much. Brake, accelerator & clutch pedals only - no footrest.

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by mrwhippy
Sun 17 Jun, 2012 22:15
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport
Replies: 31
Views: 5114

Re: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport

New weighted short-shift gear knob & OEM 'dream-red' gaiter now fitted. These replaced the worn standard OEM knob and a black non-OEM gaiter. A much better look and feel imho. http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g442/mrwhippey/Z3%20Black/SANY0200.jpg And again from further away showing the AC Schnit...
by mrwhippy
Sat 16 Jun, 2012 17:19
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Rear speaker size?
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

Re: Rear speaker size?

Best bet for a sub is a slim under seat sub, but located in the foot well Sorry to jump in, but have you done this yourself? If so do you have any pics you can post? I have a Lanzar 8-ich 'slim' sub: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lanzar-VCTBS8-Super-Slim-High-Power-Subwoofer/dp/B001RJMN5S This was fitted...
by mrwhippy
Sat 16 Jun, 2012 00:52
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport
Replies: 31
Views: 5114

Re: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport

Thanks very much for the positive comments. The Schnitzers do look better on this car than they did on my previous 1.9. imho. The photo's of the zed do flatter her a bit however, with the front end stone chips not being visible. I now have my car back from its visit to bmw, complete with a new set o...
by mrwhippy
Fri 15 Jun, 2012 03:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: engine question
Replies: 9
Views: 463

Re: engine question

I would certainly agree with checking the spark plugs. My 3.0i Z3 has just spent 2 days in BMW with them trying to find the cause of my intermittant lumpy running and exhaust emissions warning light. Luckily this was under warranty as the Nissan dealer from whom I recently bought the car could not f...
by mrwhippy
Thu 07 Jun, 2012 16:15
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport
Replies: 31
Views: 5114

Re: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport

I agree they look the same. I thought your seats were dream red too until I read otherwise. Cameras & computers seem to struggle with reds. I have the original new car specification and sales invoice for my car. 'Dream Red Chameleon Leather' is stated several places. I'm concerned the dream red woul...
by mrwhippy
Thu 07 Jun, 2012 15:32
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport
Replies: 31
Views: 5114

Re: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport

hehehe

Already on my watch list......I was hoping to keep it quiet lol

Do 'dream red' and 'imola red' look ok in the same car?

Thanks
by mrwhippy
Thu 07 Jun, 2012 12:43
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: For Sale MY BMW Z3 1.9 £2500
Replies: 16
Views: 2691

Re: My New BMW Z3 1.9

Welcome to the forum. Your Z3 looks to be a well looked after example. I notice the car hasn't got OEM Roll Hoops fitted, so this may be one mod you could consider doing. It is a time-consuming job but not a very difficult one to do. I did this to my previous Z3. The hardest part can be finding all ...
by mrwhippy
Thu 07 Jun, 2012 00:47
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport
Replies: 31
Views: 5114

Re: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport

I hit my first problem this afternoon. The 'exhaust emissions' warning light on the dash stayed on when I took the car out of the garage . I gave the car a couple of good runs to see if the problem would sort itself out. The car drove absolutely fine but on every trip the emissions warning light sta...
by mrwhippy
Mon 04 Jun, 2012 12:51
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport
Replies: 31
Views: 5114

Re: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport

And very nice it looks too. I must stop looking at your m console!

You're not kidding about keeping the black nice and shiny. Put in garage clean + leave overnight = take out of garage dirty!
by mrwhippy
Mon 04 Jun, 2012 00:06
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport
Replies: 31
Views: 5114

Re: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport

The car looks great. Where the schnitzer roll hoops already on or have you swapped those over as well ? I swapped these over too. Funnily enough I viewed a 2.2 Sport recently that had ACS hoops already fitted. The car wasn't for me but I ended up making an offer for the hoops only, |OEM hoops plus ...
by mrwhippy
Sat 02 Jun, 2012 22:23
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport
Replies: 31
Views: 5114

Re: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport

Very sad to say goodbye to the 1.9 today. The brother-in-law has bought her - so I least I can keep an eye on her. I put 12mm spacers on the rear wheels of my new love this afternoon. She looks much better for it too imho. The rear wheels are 18"x9 ET45. So with spacers fitted they line up with the ...
by mrwhippy
Sun 27 May, 2012 22:03
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport
Replies: 31
Views: 5114

Re: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport

No spacers fitted to the rears currently, but that remains the plan. The fronts fill the arches totally, the rears don't at the moment. I made the wheel switch immediately because the type 42 split rims were suffering from the rim problems that those wheels are notorious for. I do think they look go...
by mrwhippy
Sun 27 May, 2012 20:10
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport
Replies: 31
Views: 5114

Re: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport

Over to Leeds & back this weekend visiting friends & family. First real chance to see what she can do. I was smiling all the way :D

First pic:

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by mrwhippy
Sat 26 May, 2012 10:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: remote key fobs
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: remote key fobs

Glad you're not totally giving up on the alarm. I'm sure you can get it sorted. When I did mine I found it relatively straight forward to pair the new remote up to my car. The time consuming bit was gaining access to the switch on the control unit behind the glove box. Good luck.
by mrwhippy
Fri 25 May, 2012 11:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What do you think it's worth?
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: What do you think it's worth?

Yes, but the 3.0 Sport was priced at £6995 - it sold very quickly too.
by mrwhippy
Fri 25 May, 2012 09:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What do you think it's worth?
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: What do you think it's worth?

Thanks for the comments everyone. The brother-in-law is most keen, almost to the point of harassment! He knows the time & expense I've put into the car. I've promised him a price this weekend. To add a bit of perspective, I was offered £3500 trade-in a couple of weeks ago against a 3.0 litre (not th...
by mrwhippy
Thu 24 May, 2012 01:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What do you think it's worth?
Replies: 8
Views: 314

What do you think it's worth?

With the arrival of my 3.0 Z3 I will be passing on my 1.9 to a new owner. I've had expressions of interest from family & friends so it seems unlikely that I will get to test the market with the car. With the car being such low mileage I admit to having difficulty putting a comparative value on it. I...
by mrwhippy
Mon 21 May, 2012 21:23
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport
Replies: 31
Views: 5114

Re: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport

Picked her up this evening and carried out my first 'repair'. It was the easiest DIY fix I've ever had to do.....I tried the roof with my foot on the brake! The electric roof is in perfect working order :D
by mrwhippy
Sun 20 May, 2012 10:55
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport
Replies: 31
Views: 5114

Re: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport

Thanks Jonttt. Fingers crossed for the roof. The wheels on the 3.0 are not in perfect condition and could do with a refurb at some point. In the short-term I'll probably transfer the ACS Type 1's from the 1.9. I won't be selling those with the car! I'm thinking a 12mm spacer should account for the d...
by mrwhippy
Sun 20 May, 2012 09:18
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport
Replies: 31
Views: 5114

Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport

I've recently been thinking of upgrading my 1.9 for a 2.8 or 3.0 litre. I noticed a black Z3 3.0 Sport appear on autotrader at a dealership less than 10 minutes from home. A quick phone-call and a test drive was booked - I was to be the first to see it. To cut a long story short, I've now left a dep...
by mrwhippy
Mon 07 May, 2012 21:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: Beige Leather Seats
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: For Sale: Beige Leather Seats

Now sold. Thanks.