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by Renaud
Tue 13 Jun, 2017 21:27
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 16
Views: 1470

Re: Tyres

Thanks,

I should of been more specific, I did mean Pilot sport 4, not the original pilot sport - .

The Toyo tyres that are currently on it are five + years old, so its about time I changed them, even if they have plenty of tread left and I only did 300 miles last year... :(

Rgds,

R.
by Renaud
Tue 13 Jun, 2017 09:11
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 16
Views: 1470

Re: Tyres

Thanks Gazza, That was some usefull information. I had a search for Z3M photos last night, by managing to zoom in on some of the pictures, I could work out that what looked like S50's had Dunlop sports, with the later cars having Michelins (but could not quite see the model), so that old thread does...
by Renaud
Mon 12 Jun, 2017 22:19
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 16
Views: 1470

Re: Tyres

Hello All,

A loosely related question: Would any of you know what Tyres a 2002 Z3M would of left the factory with?

I know tyre technology would of moved on in leaps and bounds over the last 15 years, but I fancy keeping the car as close to factory spec as I can.

Thanks,

R.
by Renaud
Sun 14 May, 2017 21:39
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 could be for sale...
Replies: 15
Views: 2144

Re: S54 could be for sale...

Sorry to hear about your accident and that the S54 has to go. I'm a keen cyclist and each day that I go out, it now feels like I'm playing roulette as to whether today will be the day that I get taken out... :( Ive just seen your advert/post for the Z and I think that £21.9K is a very reasonable pri...
by Renaud
Sat 04 Feb, 2017 23:06
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal
Replies: 661
Views: 167554

Re: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal

Hello Jonttt,

Sorry to hear you have sold the Z, but I can understand why, the GTS version is a fantastic car.

If you ever wanted to part ex the GTS for another Red S54, or even offer me a stupid figure, you know where to get hold of me! :wink:

Enjoy the GTS.

Rgds

R.
by Renaud
Wed 30 Nov, 2016 22:15
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: HOW MANY Z3M ROADSTERS LEFT?
Replies: 12
Views: 2942

Re: HOW MANY Z3M ROADSTERS LEFT?

Hello Yamsel1, I don't know if you have already seen it, but there is a thread that lists all of the S54 Z3M Roasters: http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=34517 Not sure if there is similar for the S50's. Editing just to caveat : this of course just details those that were produced, n...
by Renaud
Fri 29 Jul, 2016 23:15
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: One of two in SA
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: One of two in SA

Hello Southernboy, That's a great find and what looks like a car in top condition Having a quick look at the old list of all the RHD S54's ( viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9904 ), it looks like there was only one Titanium silver S54 with a KMPH speedo made and that's listed as a dev vehicle, manufactured 02/05...
by Renaud
Wed 11 May, 2016 22:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218526

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Hello Jeremy, Both parts are genuine BMW from main dealers, the cheapest I could find was from Soper's of Lincoln. Part number for the boot lid roundel is 51141872969, at a cost of £33.37 including VAT and postage. Its probably worth checking the exact part number you need on realoem.com, as there m...
by Renaud
Tue 10 May, 2016 21:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218526

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

As It passed its MOT last week (hardly surprising as its only covered 600 miles since its last one), I thought I should freshen up a few bits that started to look a bit tatty: £102 for a new gear knob ( why are they so expensive? ) : http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m498/swampy67/Neils%20Red%20S5...
by Renaud
Mon 28 Sep, 2015 09:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale
Replies: 35
Views: 4427

Re: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale

Hello All, I know its not a roadster, but there is an S54 Coupe for sale at £44,995 at the moment: http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/bmw/z3m-coupe/desirable-s54-bmw-z3-m-coupe-1-of-3--very-low-miles-owners-bmwsh-inc-inspection2-immaculate-finish-the-best-for-sale/4735480 There is also...
by Renaud
Wed 27 May, 2015 22:24
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: amazed this hasn't sold yet!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2620

Re: amazed this hasn't sold yet!!!

Its also advertised on PH:

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/ ... 01/4176384

Perhaps its not selling because he said there were 79 S54's . Surely everyone knows it was 73 (ish)!! :wink:
by Renaud
Fri 22 May, 2015 13:32
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Wilton House, Classic car sunday May 24th.
Replies: 0
Views: 645

Wilton House, Classic car sunday May 24th.

Hello All,

Only just spotted this, there is a free classic car breakfast meeting at Wilton House on Sunday (24th) :

http://www.wiltonclassicsupercar.co.uk/ ... /classics/

Not sure if anyone fancies this.
by Renaud
Fri 22 May, 2015 10:41
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M Roadster S54 for sale?
Replies: 47
Views: 4914

Re: Z3M Roadster S54 for sale?

Let us know how it goes at Silverstone. I had also planned to take a trip up there, but family duties have taken priority! Will be interesting to see what an S54 goes for at auction, as there are a few that come up for sale at various price points, but its not always clear what they actually sell fo...
by Renaud
Fri 01 May, 2015 21:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: headlight cover
Replies: 4
Views: 786

headlight cover

Hello All, After 7 months of being SORN'd and tucked up in the garage, I had the Z back on the road today and in for its MOT. Thankfully, it passed without any advisories. However, they did ask why the driver side headlight didn't have the plastic/rubber cover over the back of the headlight, the bit...
by Renaud
Thu 30 Apr, 2015 13:15
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z3 Ferrari 250 kit!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1125

Z3 Ferrari 250 kit!!

Hello All,

Spotted this on Piston heads and thought it may be of interest to forum:

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topi ... +kit&mid=0

Rgds


R
by Renaud
Fri 24 Apr, 2015 18:18
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Insuring a Z3M, an appreciating asset.
Replies: 23
Views: 2824

Re: Insuring a Z3M, an appreciating asset.

My renewal was April 1st and it made no difference what value I put on the car. Originally I put £10k and then asked what difference it made to the premium if I revised up to £23k. The answer was zero. So my valuation is now £23k. If it's not a guaranteed value it means Jack. You will get what THEY...
by Renaud
Fri 24 Apr, 2015 17:29
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Insuring a Z3M, an appreciating asset.
Replies: 23
Views: 2824

Re: Insuring a Z3M, an appreciating asset.

Hello All, Thanks for the comments feedback. I finally got round to phoning my insurers today. LV said that they work in "Value brackets", staring at £0 to £20K, then up in varying increments, So as long as the value didnt go above £20K no adjustment to the policy was required. I went on to ask how ...
by Renaud
Thu 23 Apr, 2015 22:38
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Insuring a Z3M, an appreciating asset.
Replies: 23
Views: 2824

Insuring a Z3M, an appreciating asset.

Hello All, Last year, I came back into Z3m ownership and got myself an S54 Z3m. At the time I thought I had paid towards the top end of what the car was worth (£14K), but as prices for any S54 seem to be in the low £20K area now ( I know this doesn't mean they sell for that value), I'm starting to t...
by Renaud
Fri 20 Mar, 2015 21:16
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M Roadster for sale on ebay
Replies: 35
Views: 2750

Re: M Roadster for sale on ebay

Just had a quick look at the e-bay advert and I can see that the two photos are of different cars. In picture one, it appears to have shadow chrome wheels and headlamp washers, whilst in picture two it has normal silver wheels and no headlamp washers. I guess it could just be that he/she is using th...
by Renaud
Tue 24 Feb, 2015 00:03
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: S54 at Aston Martin Gaydon
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: S54 at Aston Martin Gaydon

Hello Bi11 Unfortunately ( or perhaps fourtunatley considering the weather and amount of salt on the roads), my Zd is still rapped up in the garage and will probably be ther for the next month. Added to the fact both my son and daughter came along to the event, so we needed the extra seats. I do go ...
by Renaud
Mon 23 Feb, 2015 00:09
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: S54 at Aston Martin Gaydon
Replies: 3
Views: 554

S54 at Aston Martin Gaydon

Hello All, I was up at Aston Martin Gaydon today. As I was leaving I spotted this rather nice S54 in the car Park (please excuse the poor photo, Just grabbed a quick snap on the phone) : http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m498/swampy67/FullSizeRender.jpg I did hang around for a little while, but as...
by Renaud
Wed 26 Nov, 2014 09:06
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: z3/m indoor car cover
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Re: z3/m indoor car cover

Hello Isleofthorns,

Do you have any photos of the cover?

Thanks,

R
by Renaud
Fri 31 Oct, 2014 14:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 door aperture rubber seal
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: Z3 door aperture rubber seal

Just ordered a new seal for my drivers door, as there seems to be some perishing where feet have rubbed against it whilst getting in and out of the car. My local dealer (Dick Lovett, Hungerford), checked the system and there are over 150 of the door seals in central German stock and "shed loads" in ...
by Renaud
Fri 26 Sep, 2014 12:23
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: PERFORMANCE ICONS at Wilton Hosue, this sunday
Replies: 0
Views: 691

PERFORMANCE ICONS at Wilton Hosue, this sunday

Hello All,

Thought I should post the below just in case anyone was interested in the FREE event at Wilton House this Sunday. Full details in the below URL:

http://www.wiltonclassicsupercar.co.uk/ ... nce-icons/


Have fun.

Rgds

R
by Renaud
Fri 26 Sep, 2014 11:32
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Picked up the new S54, and a few photos
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: Picked up the new S54, and a few photos

Thanks Alfie, As you say, we will have to get that photo session lined up next year some time. The roof may have to stay red for a little longer. My wife could not see the point in getting the already perfect condition wheels changed to another color, or the roof changed back to black. I won the arg...
by Renaud
Wed 24 Sep, 2014 10:25
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Picked up the new S54, and a few photos
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: Picked up the new S54, and a few photos

Thanks 911sc

Thats some good advice, I'll follow up with Excel.

Rgds


R
by Renaud
Tue 23 Sep, 2014 21:16
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54's and shadow chrome wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 957

Re: S54's and shadow chrome wheels

Johnttt, your a Star!

Thats perfect and gives a very good idea of the difference in the two shades. I'll also follow up on 911sc's recommendation for Excell.

Thanks again

R.
by Renaud
Tue 23 Sep, 2014 17:14
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54's and shadow chrome wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 957

Re: S54's and shadow chrome wheels

Sorry, yet another question! :dunce: I went over to "My Alloys" in Basingstoke today, just to get a quote for re-refurbishing the wheels int the correct color for the model. The price came in at what I thought was a reasonable £312 inc vat, plus an extra £10 if I just leave the car with them instead...
by Renaud
Tue 23 Sep, 2014 09:32
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Picked up the new S54, and a few photos
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: Picked up the new S54, and a few photos

Thanks Chaps,

Will post updates as and when I get the wheels, roof and other bits done.

Rgds

R.
by Renaud
Mon 22 Sep, 2014 21:49
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Picked up the new S54, and a few photos
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Picked up the new S54, and a few photos

Hello All From a few days ago, Jonttt asked " Would be great to here some history on the car from the service history, rumour was it lived on the Isle of Man for a while :?: ". A very high level potted history: First supplied by BMW Tayside in 2002 It then moved to the Isle of Man in 2003 for 2 year...
by Renaud
Thu 18 Sep, 2014 09:53
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Anyone know this S54 ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1861

Re: Anyone know this S54 ?

Thanks again for all the comments.

I must admit that I was a little sneaky in not asking the forum about the car before I bought it, but I didn't want anyone else to nip in there and snap it up before I had chance!

Rgds

R
by Renaud
Thu 18 Sep, 2014 09:48
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Roadster Vs Coupe
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: Roadster Vs Coupe

Hello C-W Thanks for the feedback. I thought I would have to go for a Z4M, but last night i went and had a look at Z3M that I couldn't resist, so I'm now going to be back in another Z3M Roadster. Before I take padding out of the seat, I'll probably try going for less bouffant hair cut and perhaps a ...
by Renaud
Wed 17 Sep, 2014 22:42
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Anyone know this S54 ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1861

Re: Anyone know this S54 ?

Thanks Brian, Siwilson

Will try and post some proper pictures after I pick it up on Sunday.

Rgds

R
by Renaud
Wed 17 Sep, 2014 22:15
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Anyone know this S54 ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1861

Re: Anyone know this S54 ?

Sorry about that, its been a few years since I posted any pictures on here!

Second time lucky:

Image
by Renaud
Wed 17 Sep, 2014 22:11
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Anyone know this S54 ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1861

Anyone know this S54 ?

Hello All I know I'm doing this back to front as I've just bought this car this evening, but do any of you know this car or have any experience of it or its previous owners? Current Index is ST02 EHH and the end part of the VIN is: LB64134 I gave it a good going over this evening and everything look...
by Renaud
Tue 16 Sep, 2014 20:26
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54's and shadow chrome wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 957

Re: S54's and shadow chrome wheels

Hello Johntt

Thanks for the speedy reply.

Rgds

R
by Renaud
Tue 16 Sep, 2014 19:26
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54's and shadow chrome wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 957

S54's and shadow chrome wheels

Hello Again,

Just a short question this time: Do you know if all S54's had shadow chrome wheels as standard, or if it was just an option at the time?

Thanks in Advance

R
by Renaud
Mon 15 Sep, 2014 21:50
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Roadster Vs Coupe
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: Roadster Vs Coupe

Thanks for the update,

you have confirmed what I was suspecting, with this in mind I'll concentrate my search on the Z4M's, unless of course any tasty Z3's should pop up locally that I can't resist.

Thanks again

R
by Renaud
Sun 14 Sep, 2014 21:27
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Roadster Vs Coupe
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Roadster Vs Coupe

Hello All, Back in 2012, I sold my pristine Z3M roadster for £8900, it was a year 2000 with only 40k Miles, I still regret selling it now, especially as similar cars seem to be going for £13k+ now. Having said that, I did replace it with a 996 C4 cab that was faster on any road and any weather condi...
by Renaud
Mon 10 Dec, 2012 14:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: £1k Z3 story on PH
Replies: 15
Views: 740

Re: £1k Z3 story on PH

So far, there are 192 comments on the story on PH, a large percentage of them have the usual stereotype comments about Z'ds :head:
by Renaud
Sun 09 Dec, 2012 21:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: £1k Z3 story on PH
Replies: 15
Views: 740

£1k Z3 story on PH

Hello All,

I suspect a lot of you will of already seen the thread/story on piston heads, but thought I would stick it on the forum for those that haven't.


http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default ... ryId=26796


Some interesting comments mixed with the usual stereotypical stuff.

Rgds

R.
by Renaud
Sun 04 Nov, 2012 20:23
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Testing the water, 2000 (W) M Roadster
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: Testing the water, 2000 (W) M Roadster

Hello All, The Z3M is now sold :bawl: : http://classifieds.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/bmw/z3m-roadster/bmw-z3-m-roadster-2000/855679 So thanks for all of the help and advice over the last year or so, I hope you all continue to enjoy your Z's as much as I did. My car has gone to a chap cal...
by Renaud
Thu 25 Oct, 2012 22:21
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Service history
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Re: Service history

Thanks Chaps, I did try the main dealer who supplied the vehicle when new, but they only had records going back 6 or 7 years, as they had had systems changes and change of ownership prior to that time. I also contacted BMW UK and Germany, but both said that they don't keep records of servicing in an...
by Renaud
Mon 22 Oct, 2012 13:04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Service history
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Service history

Hello All, Would any of you know if BMW Corp keep a record of service history anywhere, if they do any idea how to get access to it? The reason for the question is this, my service booklet has a stamp missing for the running in check, but has a loose BMW print out for a service at 14K miles stating ...
by Renaud
Wed 10 Oct, 2012 20:10
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Testing the water, 2000 (W) M Roadster
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Testing the water, 2000 (W) M Roadster

Hello All, We have some significant building work coming up, part of this will include the main garage being pulled down and rebuilt. At the moment, the M is tucked up in the garage under its cover. As I don't think its right to stick it outside in all weathers, I thought I would test the water and ...
by Renaud
Wed 18 Apr, 2012 23:49
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Wiring loom/connector for CD43
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

Re: Wiring loom/connector for CD43

Thanks Robert, In the background, I got some advice from another forum. I have now fitted it and got it working. It was just me being a bit of a div, not realizing that the big lump before the ISO was actually the BMW connector with a sliding lock thing! :dunce: Thanks for the advice anyway, the dia...
by Renaud
Wed 18 Apr, 2012 22:23
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Wiring loom/connector for CD43
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

Wiring loom/connector for CD43

Hello All, I picked up earlier this evening, a pristine CD43 from (top bloke) Hornell. The aim is to get the M looking like its been unmolested, but updated behind the scenes with help from a dice unit and some good hidden speakers. Anyway, When I pulled out the crappy and very old aftermarket Sony ...
by Renaud
Wed 18 Apr, 2012 22:20
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: What head unit was the Z3M shiped with?
Replies: 8
Views: 1631

Re: What head unit was the Z3M shiped with?

Thanks for all of the advice chaps, and sorry its taken a while to reply. I actually managed to pick up a CD43 from Hornell today, just starting to look at fitting it now. However, I have just posted another question about the wiring loom. I guess the time will come, one day, when I stop posting que...
by Renaud
Mon 16 Apr, 2012 16:54
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rolling Road open day in Reading
Replies: 4
Views: 861

Rolling Road open day in Reading

Hello All, I don't know if any of you have seen the below on Piston heads: http://pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?f=65&t=1136854&nmt=RE%3A+Test+your+car+on+CFM%27s+rolling+road+on+22nd+April#topicTop But it looks like CFM engineering in Reading are running a rolling road facility at a discounted r...