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by OldskoolRS
Wed 27 Sep, 2017 21:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Metallic black Z3 hard top and fitting kit
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: Metallic black Z3 hard top and fitting kit

SOLD.

Thanks for the interest.
by OldskoolRS
Thu 21 Sep, 2017 19:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Metallic black Z3 hard top and fitting kit
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Metallic black Z3 hard top and fitting kit

Having sold my Z3 earlier this year I still have the hard top lurking in my garage. I bought it from these forums approx 4 years ago, so thought I'd offer it here first since we're going into the winter season. I haven't got any photos of the top on it's own as I can't get it out of the garage on my...
by OldskoolRS
Sun 07 May, 2017 16:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: B*stard main dealers
Replies: 20
Views: 2304

Re: B*stard main dealers

When l advertised my Z3 for sale recently somebody rejected the car outright as it only has a part BMW service history. There's a five year gap but l have receipts for the owner at the time carrying out service work during this time. Since l got the car l have serviced it myself, people should not ...
by OldskoolRS
Mon 19 Sep, 2016 22:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD!!! 2001(Y) Z3 3.0i Topaz Blue 66,000 miles £5,000
Replies: 11
Views: 1861

Re: 2001(Y) Z3 3.0i Topaz Blue 66,000 miles £5,000

Car has been sold today (25 Feb 2017), the new owner may well introduce himself at some point.
by OldskoolRS
Mon 19 Sep, 2016 20:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Kwik Fit MOT – ABS & ASC+T lights on like a Christmas tree
Replies: 18
Views: 1858

Re: Kwik Fit MOT – ABS & ASC+T lights on like a Christmas tr

So many times I've used 'professionals' and the outcome has been less than ideal that I use them only when absolutely necessary. Same here, though it's usually with regard to my company car so I have no choice but to us the 'professionals'. That's why I do all my own servicing work on my Z3 and I r...
by OldskoolRS
Mon 19 Sep, 2016 19:33
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD!!! 2001(Y) Z3 3.0i Topaz Blue 66,000 miles £5,000
Replies: 11
Views: 1861

Re: 2001(Y) Z3 3.0i Topaz Blue 66,000 miles £5,000

I have decided to pull this advert as I've had quite a bit of interest, but for whatever reason I've had no-shows or cancellations. I'd forgotten what a pain it is to try to sell a car privately. :head: I don't know what I need to do to archive this thread? I have a hard top which I will re-advertis...
by OldskoolRS
Sun 18 Sep, 2016 09:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD!!! 2001(Y) Z3 3.0i Topaz Blue 66,000 miles £5,000
Replies: 11
Views: 1861

Re: 2001(Y) Z3 3.0i Topaz Blue 66,000 miles £5,000

Just to add the vehicle information from the VIN as asked for by a potential buyer: Vehicle information VIN long XXXXXXXXXXX Type code CN52 Type Z3 3.0 (EUR) Dev. series E36 (7) Line 3 Body type ROADST Steering RL Door count 2 Engine M54 Cubical capacity 3.00 Power 170 Transmision HECK Gearbox MECH ...
by OldskoolRS
Sun 04 Sep, 2016 14:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD!!! 2001(Y) Z3 3.0i Topaz Blue 66,000 miles £5,000
Replies: 11
Views: 1861

Re: 2001(Y) Z3 3.0i Topaz Blue 66,000 miles £5,000

JJG wrote:Is car still for sale ?
I've sent you a pm but not had a reply.

No PM received as yet. The car is still for sale.

EDIT: My inbox was only 20% full, but I've cleared it out anyway, so there shouldn't be any issues from my end.
by OldskoolRS
Sat 03 Sep, 2016 12:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD!!! 2001(Y) Z3 3.0i Topaz Blue 66,000 miles £5,000
Replies: 11
Views: 1861

Re: 2001(Y) Z3 3.0i Topaz Blue 66,000 miles £5,000

No worries Walter, I hadn't seen that you'd got one sorted, good luck with the project. My fault for not bumping this thread, but I thought I wouldn't be able to reply to any posts while I was on holiday so I left it alone. I'm debating trading the Z3 in and then privately selling my OH's Mini (prob...
by OldskoolRS
Fri 02 Sep, 2016 18:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2.8 or 3.0 wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: 2.8 or 3.0 wanted

After the regrettable sale of my2.8 Im looking to buy another or possiblya3.0 with sensible mileage.Manual box preferred.Some work not objected to.Can travel for the right motor.Any colour considered.Am based near Derby. No dealers please. There are quite a few even on the first page of this sectio...
by OldskoolRS
Sat 09 Jul, 2016 17:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10502

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

As long as each and every one of us is happy with what we've got that's all that matters! True; that's all I was trying to say above, though this forum's general preference for the Sport version doesn't give me much optimism selling my non-Sport. Buyers elsewhere will be more interested in a cheap ...
by OldskoolRS
Sat 09 Jul, 2016 09:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10502

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

I'm not sure the 'sports seats are worth having' though...I avoided Sports models because I just don't like the look of them/the interior, especially some of the two tone colour combinations. This isn't said to annoy Sport owners, but just my honest opinion as I prefer the plain black seats/interior...
by OldskoolRS
Tue 05 Jul, 2016 18:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10502

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

I obviously didn't due my 'due diligence' about planing when to have it ready to advertise then. :( I'll see how it goes with another AT advert in August, but if I have to SORN it until next spring so be it as I don't need rid of it so urgently to be down with the impulse buy end of the market. In t...
by OldskoolRS
Tue 05 Jul, 2016 08:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10502

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

I think it might just be us lot on here talking up the prices of the 3.0. I've got my 66,000 mile example up for £5k and not a sniff so far, though the dull weather isn't helping. It's the same on the RS forums I go on as well, since they like to talk the prices up as well (I think it's a one make ...
by OldskoolRS
Mon 04 Jul, 2016 21:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10502

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

I think it might just be us lot on here talking up the prices of the 3.0. I've got my 66,000 mile example up for £5k and not a sniff so far, though the dull weather isn't helping. It's the same on the RS forums I go on as well, since they like to talk the prices up as well (I think it's a one make f...
by OldskoolRS
Mon 04 Jul, 2016 18:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Lagging at low revs.? :(
Replies: 15
Views: 1212

Re: 3.0 Lagging at low revs.? :(

You're 4 years too late with that advice. :D Still a £50 sensor wasn't the end of the world. At least I know it's fully sorted now that I'm selling it.
by OldskoolRS
Mon 04 Jul, 2016 15:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Lagging at low revs.? :(
Replies: 15
Views: 1212

Re: 3.0 Lagging at low revs.? :(

When I first got my 3.0 I felt it was a little lacking/flat low down, but since I'd only driven 1.9 and 2.2 models prior to this I just assumed it was typical. However it turned out to have a faulty cam sensor (though I forget now which one). Once I replaced it and reset the code the car had much mo...
by OldskoolRS
Sun 03 Jul, 2016 17:12
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD!!! 2001(Y) Z3 3.0i Topaz Blue 66,000 miles £5,000
Replies: 11
Views: 1861

SOLD!!! 2001(Y) Z3 3.0i Topaz Blue 66,000 miles £5,000

I've owned this Z3 for just over 4 years, but it's barely getting any use as I have a company car, so the last few MOTs have only 500 miles between them. I've spent more time polishing it and detailing to really bring it up to scratch than actually driving it. :D I replaced some of the front end bus...
by OldskoolRS
Sun 05 Jun, 2016 21:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215485

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

that's what my zed had but Robert T sorted it out for me same area but it was the small pipe that had split did a temp repair last year using nylon mesh and self vulcanised gunge and gloves still holding strong(got a spare pipe just in case) peter2b There was a small pipe that was bit crumbly too, ...
by OldskoolRS
Mon 30 May, 2016 17:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215485

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

I've had a long list of error codes that all pointed to an air leak. I finally got chance to have a good look today and spotted a split on the air inlet tubing (the large bore section). I did a quick temp repair, reset the error codes and left it running a while and no errors returned (plus it's idl...
by OldskoolRS
Sun 25 Oct, 2015 17:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door mirror repair kit fitted successfully.
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Re: Door mirror repair kit fitted successfully.

Still showing as £94.99 using the link in my first post. I did notice that their eBay link shop had the price at £1,000 though.
by OldskoolRS
Mon 19 Oct, 2015 20:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door mirror repair kit fitted successfully.
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Re: Door mirror repair kit fitted successfully.

I should have taken more pictures of the job, I didn't think about putting it on the knowledge base, though the link I provided should allow you to find the instructions which were pretty accurate (bar the missing screw size, which was my fault for losing them). I've got a small patch to spray on th...
by OldskoolRS
Sat 17 Oct, 2015 20:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door mirror repair kit fitted successfully.
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Door mirror repair kit fitted successfully.

Like many on here I had a corroded door mirror that I then managed to break folding it back (ironically to 'protect' it when parked :head: ). Just after I placed a wanted advert I found a repair kit on eBay. Since the 'going price' for a used one seemed to be more than this kit and a used one could ...
by OldskoolRS
Mon 12 Oct, 2015 16:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Drivers door mirror (Now sorted)
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Wanted: Drivers door mirror

Thanks for the responses, the LHD one might be OK, but I'd rather not have the hassle of swapping bits over as it may break as my current one has during the process. The one for sale by Yalden is broken and for spares only (driver's side), so not any good for me. I think I'll order the kit from eBay...
by OldskoolRS
Thu 08 Oct, 2015 14:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Drivers door mirror (Now sorted)
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Wanted: Drivers door mirror (Now sorted)

Standard Z3 electric driver's door mirror needed. Mine has broken at the base ironically when I folded it back to protect it while parked. :head: I have the whole mirror so I believe I should be able to swap over my Topaz Blue 'cover' so the colour of any offered mirror shouldn't matter. Failing tha...
by OldskoolRS
Sat 21 Mar, 2015 16:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Any one used thesofttopshop?
Replies: 27
Views: 1876

Re: Any one used thesofttopshop?

Just been out for my first top down drive of the year, having removed the hard top recently. However my back plastic window has now split. As I'm planning on selling my car later this year I only want to replace the window rather than the whole top (which otherwise is in pretty good condition anyway...
by OldskoolRS
Sat 07 Mar, 2015 16:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215485

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

I got a fresh pair of Avon ZV5 tyres for the back of mine, so it passed the MOT and I put six months tax on it. Been out today having a drive as it's been SORN since last September. Shame I can't lift the hardtop off on my own as the OH is away and I don't think it will be as nice weather tomorrow w...
by OldskoolRS
Sun 08 Feb, 2015 10:54
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Had a Z3 and now thinking about a Z4
Replies: 61
Views: 15282

Re: Had a Z3 and now thinking about a Z4

Thanks Dino and Maurice, I knew I could count on a helpeful reply on here. :) That will help me set the search on Autotrader to do my research. I did find an 09 plate one last night that was just under £12k, so maybe by the time I've sold the Z3 and hard top (separately) this summer and if we wait u...
by OldskoolRS
Sat 07 Feb, 2015 18:31
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Had a Z3 and now thinking about a Z4
Replies: 61
Views: 15282

Re: Had a Z3 and now thinking about a Z4

We are thinking about combining both our cars (a Z3 3.0 and the OH's Mini) as I have a company car for daily use anyway and the other two cars do a very low mileage and I'm hardly using my Z3 anyway. However, one important criteria is that this car will be left at the train station some week days so...
by OldskoolRS
Sat 11 Oct, 2014 15:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Undervalued?
Replies: 37
Views: 5985

Re: Undervalued?

An off topic question to the chap with the RS2000. Is it a 70s or 90s model ? Sorry only just seen this: It's a 1979 model, bought in 1980 by my parents, then I bought it off them in 1995. Needed a small amount of welding near the strut tops, but has been off the road for 14 years now (no thanks to...
by OldskoolRS
Sun 14 Sep, 2014 11:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Undervalued?
Replies: 37
Views: 5985

Re: Undervalued?

Mine' hard top is black too, left in the back of the garage all summer as I can't lift it on and off myself. My RS2000 is in the garage mid resto so nowhere to hang a pulley from. I've got the original fitting kit too, though no rw switch. Can't remember what I paid for mine, but the guy came and he...
by OldskoolRS
Sun 14 Sep, 2014 09:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Undervalued?
Replies: 37
Views: 5985

Re: Undervalued?

@Dino good to see that the hardtops are still worth decent money as I've always intended to sell mine separately (they certainly don't seem to add that much money when included with the car).

@Lightning I'll certainly let you know when it's for sale...£5k wasn't it? :wink:
by OldskoolRS
Sat 13 Sep, 2014 16:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Undervalued?
Replies: 37
Views: 5985

Re: Undervalued?

That's the trouble Lightning: Every one on here says how much they are worth, but I notice from the sale adverts no one seems to put their money where their mouth is, especially the highly modified ones that end up being nearer to £10K. Of course I'd like to get more than £3k for it and I'll certain...
by OldskoolRS
Thu 11 Sep, 2014 22:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Undervalued?
Replies: 37
Views: 5985

Re: Undervalued?

'Suppose it would be nice for me if the prices are on the rise, but I doubt it. I paid £5k for my 2001 3.0i two and a half years ago and it still has only 65,000 or so on it. I've deep cleaned it/machine polished the paintwork and replaced the usual bushes, etc so it looks better now than when I bou...
by OldskoolRS
Sat 12 Jul, 2014 11:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Handling?!
Replies: 26
Views: 1639

Re: Handling?!

Just to add that if you only had the passenger side arm done, then I'd recommend getting the drivers side done as well since that is likely to be worn, if not quite as badly as the passenger one. Of course it may have been replaced more recently, but since the Z3 is known for issues such as tramlini...
by OldskoolRS
Fri 11 Jul, 2014 08:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 3.0 road test articles
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Z3 3.0 road test articles

I suppose we're a bit biased, but the cabin is just straightforward and fairly basic really, though the leather seats add a nice touch, the rest of it is just plastic (like most other cars). Perhaps other cars available at that time such as the SLK or Boxster might have been slightly better made, bu...
by OldskoolRS
Fri 11 Jul, 2014 08:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacement outer sills
Replies: 15
Views: 1641

Re: Replacement outer sills

Nice job, thanks for sharing... never heard of Bilt Hamber, how does it compare to Waxoyl? Way better IMHO. Often recommended on Detailing World and other websites. They do degreaser and waxes too which all work well (PS I don't have any connection with them, just pleased with the products I've use...
by OldskoolRS
Wed 09 Jul, 2014 23:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 3.0 road test articles
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Z3 3.0 road test articles

I bought a (Brooklands) book of Z3 road test reprints and there are two tests of the Z3 3.0 in it. 1. 'Sheer Heart Attack' from BMW car Dec 2000 2. 'Heart transplant' from Autocar Feb 21 2001 Both tests are the same car reg X 241 DBL Autocar claimed 0-60 in 6.0 seconds and 149mph top speed. 'Smooth ...
by OldskoolRS
Wed 09 Jul, 2014 22:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacement outer sills
Replies: 15
Views: 1641

Re: Replacement outer sills

Re the question about how easy they are to take off, I'd say pretty straightforward but quite a few steps involved from what I remember (wheel arch liners have to come out/be moved to allow access). Also it's worth taping some cardboard of similar to the lower part of the rear wing to protect it fro...
by OldskoolRS
Sat 05 Apr, 2014 15:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Progress on my Z3 - pix
Replies: 10
Views: 808

Re: Progress on my Z3 - pix

When you said the interior still needs work I wasn't expecting it to look as good as that...it looks more than acceptable to me.

I'd leave the chrome side grilles off though; IMHO they make it look cheap and ironically they are anything but.

Nice job. 8-)
by OldskoolRS
Fri 04 Apr, 2014 08:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215485

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Six months tax...I put the hard top on for winter and I don't really enjoy driving it with it on, so no point taxing it to sit on the drive. Probably be spending a bit on parts and a service now the better weather is here.
by OldskoolRS
Sun 07 Jul, 2013 15:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Topless driving conditions forecast
Replies: 46
Views: 1673

Re: Topless driving conditions forecast

I originally thought that air con on a convertible was silly, but on days like this it's nice having the vents aimed at my upper half and face. However, it's easy to be fooled into thinking you're not going to get burnt.
by OldskoolRS
Sun 30 Jun, 2013 14:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Classic insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 695

Re: Classic insurance

I tried to get my Z3 3.0 (2001) insured on a classic policy, but it isn't garaged, which seemed to prevent me being able to do it (my other car is in the garage -RS2000- which is insured on a classic policy). If anyone finds a firm that will allow me to insure it kept on the drive, then I'd be inte...
by OldskoolRS
Sat 29 Jun, 2013 08:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Classic insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 695

Re: Classic insurance

I tried to get my Z3 3.0 (2001) insured on a classic policy, but it isn't garaged, which seemed to prevent me being able to do it (my other car is in the garage -RS2000- which is insured on a classic policy). If anyone finds a firm that will allow me to insure it kept on the drive, then I'd be inter...
by OldskoolRS
Sun 09 Jun, 2013 22:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 3.0i Intake Backfire Disaster Help Needed!
Replies: 63
Views: 3176

Re: Z3 3.0i Intake Backfire Disaster Help Needed!

Well, I made the 260 miles round trip and what a trip it was. 8-) Beautiful morning on Saturday, left home before 7am and arrived in deepest Yeovil less than 2 hours later. My mate did the deal on his VX220 Turbo and we then drove in convoy (with a brief 10 mile swap over) across to Southampton to v...
by OldskoolRS
Wed 05 Jun, 2013 22:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 3.0i Intake Backfire Disaster Help Needed!
Replies: 63
Views: 3176

Re: Z3 3.0i Intake Backfire Disaster Help Needed!

no error codes relating to this part. It won't give an error code - it's a sudden mechanical failure. But do bear in mind that the reason you haven't heard of this problem is that it is very uncommon, so I wouldn't panic unnecessarily. Cheers, just been out to fill it up ready for the 250 mile trip...
by OldskoolRS
Wed 05 Jun, 2013 20:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 3.0i Intake Backfire Disaster Help Needed!
Replies: 63
Views: 3176

Re: Z3 3.0i Intake Backfire Disaster Help Needed!

This thread is making me nervous now...I thought I had the usual known weak points covered/already replaced. :( My 3.0 has 64,000 miles on it, no error codes relating to this part. Typically I've now read about this and won't be happy until I've replaced mine. :shake: However, I've got a trip planne...
by OldskoolRS
Thu 23 May, 2013 21:48
Forum: Performance
Topic: z3 fuel economy
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

Re: z3 fuel economy

I use a spreadsheet for my work car, so I saved a blank version and renamed it to use when I got my Z3 3.0 last year. I'm getting about 25mpg average though the last tank full was 23mpg (winter months). If it was my daily driver I'd be concerned, but seeing as the last tank lasted me three months (w...
by OldskoolRS
Fri 17 May, 2013 17:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My wheel refurb
Replies: 36
Views: 1760

Re: My wheel refurb

Hopefully Paul will confirm but don't be too hasty to put a coat of wax on the freshly painted wheels. The solvent needs a while to 'gas off' especially if done using rattle cans otherwise the wax will seal in the solvent and the finish may well go dull. I'd leave it a good few weeks (a month if you...