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by Z3andZ4
Wed 22 Mar, 2017 18:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 100,000 miles and just 16
Replies: 8
Views: 1075

100,000 miles and just 16

Am delighted to confirm she made it around the clock and I am pleased I decided to stick with her to see her through this milestone. Although I always knew they were bulletproof I have never taken a BMW this far before. Only tiny, tiny niggle, which will be resolved when hard top comes off, rust for...
by Z3andZ4
Mon 14 Nov, 2016 11:37
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My New Z4M Coupe Alpine White
Replies: 24
Views: 2705

Re: My New Z4M Coupe Alpine White

You've made a great choice and one which I doubt you will regret ever. I've had one since brand new Interlagos Blue and red. New in 09/06. I have just passed 29k and feel she is just about run in. I found the gear change 1st to 2nd a little notchy and difficult to make smooth, but now it seems to ha...
by Z3andZ4
Thu 13 Oct, 2016 11:13
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: leather painting tips....
Replies: 13
Views: 1735

Re: leather painting tips....

Good work Jack.
by Z3andZ4
Sat 27 Aug, 2016 19:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat refurbishment
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: Seat refurbishment

Thank you to those who replied. You won't believe it but I was referred by an upholsterer I use locally to a local man who is 5 miles from where I live and has been doing total interior refurbs for 30 years. How lucky am I? He does proper seat refurb or the fully monty leather replaced, so I shall s...
by Z3andZ4
Wed 24 Aug, 2016 17:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat refurbishment
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Seat refurbishment

I'm in Cambs. I am travelling to Manchester every week for the next 6-9 months, 300 miles round trip and after my first 4 return journeys realise my back is not going to last if I don't get my seat comfort improved asap. Car's done 96k in it's 15 years and clearly needs some work, not so much the ae...
by Z3andZ4
Fri 12 Aug, 2016 20:06
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M in winter
Replies: 5
Views: 1007

Re: Z3M in winter

I actually meant to say winter tyres and I agree they make a huge difference. Will what I have for the 3l ne suitable for the Z3M? If so I just won't sell the spare alloys/wheels when I sell it. I don't like the way it looks in winter as the arches are so empty, but it substance over style in winter...
by Z3andZ4
Thu 11 Aug, 2016 20:46
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M in winter
Replies: 5
Views: 1007

Z3M in winter

What do you guys with Z3M's do in winter to stay mobile? I have a Z3 3l now and for winter I have a spare set of alloys and skinny tyres, which have kept me mobile 3 winters on the trot. I will have to keep mobile this winter for work and it's a four hour drive each way Mon's and Fri's so I have to ...
by Z3andZ4
Thu 28 Jul, 2016 13:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Thinking about an M again
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Thinking about an M again

I keep blowing hot and cold about investing in a Z3M roadster. I have a Z4M coupe already - as well as a Z4 roadster, 135i and Z3 3 litre Sport. I have missed a couple in the past 24 months due to my indecisiveness and sorely regretted it :head: Anyone on the forum thinking about selling their Z3M r...
by Z3andZ4
Sat 28 May, 2016 11:08
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Z4 coupe
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Z4 coupe

http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/Z3andZ4/media/Updated%20Fleet%20Photo%200416_zpscphuiwqu.jpg.html http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/Z3andZ4/media/Z4MC_zpsepc6siyv.jpg.html Thoroughly recommend Z4 coupe. Unique shape. Hope mine becomes a classic having bought it brand new in September 2006 and only...
by Z3andZ4
Tue 24 May, 2016 18:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hood protector and proofer
Replies: 14
Views: 1635

Re: Hood protector and proofer

Another Renovo. Just done my Z4 Roadster in Mallorca which has been exposed to everything for about 12 years and never had a proper roofie job done. I did it just last month. Results were impressive. However, the car is titanium and when I 'painted' the roof tiny little black spots flicked onto the ...
by Z3andZ4
Wed 20 Apr, 2016 17:34
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z4M tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 3393

Re: Z4M tyres

I can confirm I am extremely happy with the MPS4's now I have done more mileage.

They are a major improvement on the MPS3's which were apparently not rated at all.

Very happy - road noise is vastly reduced.
by Z3andZ4
Sun 10 Apr, 2016 09:31
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z4M tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 3393

Re: Z4M tyres

First 300 mile road trip yesterday would suggest made a good decision.

Road noise is far better than the original Conti's.

Also got a £20 fuel card as a money back offer from Michelin, which can't be bad.
by Z3andZ4
Fri 08 Apr, 2016 06:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New UK fleet photo
Replies: 0
Views: 374

New UK fleet photo

The new UK fleet photo got taken whilst the sun briefly shone last weekend. Frustrated not being able to show the image I managed last time - sorry. Am up early to get two new rear Michelin Pilot Sport 4's onto the Z4M which came off SORN this month 8-) Am advised they will be superb. The original C...
by Z3andZ4
Fri 08 Apr, 2016 05:50
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z4M tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 3393

Re: Z4M tyres

Am putting on 2 new rears this morning and have gone for Michelin Pilot Sports 4's.

Can't wait as after 27k miles from brand new on the car which was brand new in September 2006 she is currently just a tad skittish.......
by Z3andZ4
Fri 18 Mar, 2016 09:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB Drivers side mirror glass
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: Solved WTB Drivers side mirror glass

Problem resolved - thank you Spurs fan in a coupe.

Terrible at WHL last night :-(
by Z3andZ4
Thu 17 Mar, 2016 17:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB Drivers side mirror glass
Replies: 3
Views: 361

WTB Drivers side mirror glass

Mirror glass fell out and partially smashed.

Anyone know where to purchase a replacement please?

Many thanks.
by Z3andZ4
Thu 17 Mar, 2016 17:31
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Z3 3.0i to Z4 3.0si
Replies: 4
Views: 1526

Re: Z3 3.0i to Z4 3.0si

I have both (and more) and for different reasons love both. The Z3 is my daily runaround and it is perfect for shorter rides and times when I need no boot (even shopping). A decent run enables me to get the Z4M coupe out of the garage. The Z4 is actually in Mallorca, but it is a pleasure to drive ar...
by Z3andZ4
Thu 04 Feb, 2016 13:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: As requested - BMW 135i findings
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: As requested - BMW 135i photos

I fear I have not done the photobucket correctly again - but if this is my whole photo folder there are 4 stunning photos of the 135i in here as described.

http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/Z3and ... z.jpg.html
by Z3andZ4
Thu 04 Feb, 2016 11:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tuning the 3.0i
Replies: 27
Views: 1521

Re: Tuning the 3.0i

New thread on the 135i as requested/encouraged.

Gazza - left it in here so those who wanted to read my findings look in the Z3 folder.
by Z3andZ4
Thu 04 Feb, 2016 11:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: As requested - BMW 135i findings
Replies: 2
Views: 357

As requested - BMW 135i findings

You might be shocked to read this.............. As some of you know I had a 53 plate 320i Sport, primarily my wife's wheels. However, I found this a real barge after coming out of any of the rest of the fleet, so when it got a bit leggy (98k miles) I knew I could sell it easily and started the resea...
by Z3andZ4
Wed 03 Feb, 2016 10:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tuning the 3.0i
Replies: 27
Views: 1521

Re: Tuning the 3.0i

Anyone wanting to know about the 135i PM me, as this is not the forum for me to share publicly my thoughts as I doubt anyone on here will be that interested.
by Z3andZ4
Wed 03 Feb, 2016 10:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tuning the 3.0i
Replies: 27
Views: 1521

Re: Tuning the 3.0i

HI Alpha I have a few of the cars you mentioned. They are all rather different. The 3l Z3 is a classic go kart style, I use this one as my daily drive. I have not upgraded it as it pretty much meets my needs. It still has tremendous pulling power, despite the 94k miles on the clock. The 3l Z4 in Mal...
by Z3andZ4
Tue 26 Jan, 2016 12:01
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Z4 Stuck in Transport Mode after flat battery
Replies: 1
Views: 897

Re: Z4 Stuck in Transport Mode after flat battery

Never heard of anything like this. I own a Z4m coupe which gets inadequate use and over the years I have regularly suffered with flat battery syndrome, mostly caused by the huge drain on the battery caused by the Tracker. The electronics shut down bit by bit over time and eventually there's not enou...
by Z3andZ4
Fri 13 Nov, 2015 16:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone else SORN for winter?
Replies: 13
Views: 1310

Re: Anyone else SORN for winter?

Haven't SORN Z3 but decided this year to SORN Z4M coupe. With the Road tax at £505 and never driving it during winter months it was staring me in the face.............. I also put winter tyres on winter alloys on the Z3 so it was stupid of me to never SORN it before...... Got the cheque back from DV...
by Z3andZ4
Tue 10 Nov, 2015 20:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bought a Z3 in Impala brown
Replies: 15
Views: 1663

Re: Bought a Z3 in Impala brown

I am in Peterborough, so I shall keep a beady eye out too.

Mine is titanium with the hard top on now.
by Z3andZ4
Thu 05 Nov, 2015 14:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Detailed and ready for winter
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: Detailed and ready for winter

Gremlins playing with my photo..........
by Z3andZ4
Wed 04 Nov, 2015 12:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Detailed and ready for winter
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Detailed and ready for winter

Just had the car detailed and readied for winter.

Hardtop put on and winter alloys and tyres put on after full internal and external detail.......and then the heavens opened so one for now

Image
by Z3andZ4
Mon 02 Nov, 2015 12:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bosch aero wipers £9.00 each..
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Re: Bosch aero wipers £9.00 each..

Thanks, just ordered myself a pair too. Great value and whether I need them or not with winter coming always a good idea to have a fresh pair anyway. MOT due next week so fingers crossed on other items............ Z4MC and 135i sailed through last month so only the Z3 to pass now.............fingers...
by Z3andZ4
Mon 17 Aug, 2015 16:10
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z4M coupe heat resisting plates
Replies: 4
Views: 1399

Z4M coupe heat resisting plates

Anyone else have any experience of these rotting? Was under the car preparing it for the Concours at Gaydon 2015 last week and to my horror found that on both sides the final bolt holding the heat resisting plate in place left and right hand sides was not only rusty, but actually had given up the gh...
by Z3andZ4
Thu 21 May, 2015 19:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone recognise this?
Replies: 11
Views: 1276

Re: Anyone recognise this?

Thank you all thus far. Got some of the posters from the ad myself, but this is now a comprehensive list to go with. Dealer not bothered to reply to my em request. They obviously don't know much about BMW's do they? And don't reply so perhaps don't want to sell cars either. I don't get some people t...
by Z3andZ4
Wed 20 May, 2015 16:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone recognise this?
Replies: 11
Views: 1276

Anyone recognise this one?

Am considering this, but not getting any joy from garage selling it - typical......

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/ ... 98/4171845

Anyone with any info in confidence please PM me

Many thanks
by Z3andZ4
Fri 06 Feb, 2015 12:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 19
Views: 962

Re: Is it just me?

Disgraceful - it should be compulsory Z3 especially - Z4 not sure as most of them are far from rare, except the Z4MC of course ;-)

I always flash and wave too when in Z3 and also Z4MC and actually when in the 135i M Sport coupe too.............have to remember which one I'm in though!!
by Z3andZ4
Fri 26 Dec, 2014 17:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: better lighting?
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

Re: better lighting?

I strongly recommend the 3m lens cleaning kit.

I have tried others first and they were poor, the 3m was excellent.

From The Amazon......
by Z3andZ4
Wed 24 Dec, 2014 20:43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: a very merry Christmas!
Replies: 22
Views: 2777

Re: a very merry Christmas!

Forum always acts as a lovely pick me up 24/7 365 a year. It's been great ever since I got my Zed this forum.

Could not ask for more than a bunch of like minded souls who love their BMW's and Zed's.

Seasonal greetings to all.
by Z3andZ4
Wed 24 Dec, 2014 20:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Zed plans for 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1415

Re: Zed plans for 2015

Lovely job.
by Z3andZ4
Wed 24 Dec, 2014 19:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Just purchased Z4 2006 3.0ltr SI sport
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: Just purchased Z4 2006 3.0ltr SI sport

Me too. Z3 3 litre which is the daily runner to the station etc and Z4M coupe for dry sunny days. The 3 litre LHD Z4 we have in Mallorca is a lovely drive and so much less of a handful than the M. As previous contributors have said totally different drives. Just added a 58 plate 135i M sports coupe ...
by Z3andZ4
Sun 02 Nov, 2014 14:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: new wheels

Nice wheels, Giot them on my Z4 in Mallorca.

I did have buy some IRONX to give them a cleaning though as the brake dust was caked in where previous husband did not clean wheels........the IRONX cleaned 6-7 years of caked in dirt off in two simple cleans.

Enjoy.
by Z3andZ4
Fri 17 Oct, 2014 20:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS Not a Z3 but a Z3 owner's carefully maintained 320Ci
Replies: 2
Views: 717

FS Not a Z3 but a Z3 owner's carefully maintained 320Ci

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/ ... 0118137962

Having invested in the baby bmw 135i M Sport coupe, which is absolutely MAD this one must go.......

Been well looked after as you would expect of a Zeek.....

I am open to offers, especially from a fellow Zeek.
by Z3andZ4
Sat 11 Oct, 2014 17:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Upgrading the fleet tomorrow....
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: Upgrading the fleet tomorrow....

http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/Z3and ... b.jpg.html

Here she is on Hartge 19's - 255/30 rears and 235/35 fronts.
by Z3andZ4
Sat 11 Oct, 2014 16:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Upgrading the fleet tomorrow....
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: Upgrading the fleet tomorrow....

Fleet upgrade completed and wow........ We drove it a few times round the airfield at Stapleford Essex and it coped really well.. Anyone who told me a ride would improve with 19's would have been questioned, but whatever else got done spring and damper wise knew exactly what they were doing because ...
by Z3andZ4
Fri 10 Oct, 2014 19:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Upgrading the fleet tomorrow....
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Upgrading the fleet tomorrow....

The 320i barge is going to make way for this little pocket rocket http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201408266883021/usedcars?logcode=visc We were originally looking at a 335i but it's 5" longer than the 3 we have and one of the points was to go smaller. Going for the full check tomorrow,...
by Z3andZ4
Sun 05 Oct, 2014 18:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Nelson the one eyed Zunsport
Replies: 0
Views: 378

Nelson the one eyed Zunsport

WTB Driver's side Zunsport chrome kidney grille. Anyone got one needing a home - or bought a pair and not liked them when on? A tyke nicked one whilst I was on holiday and the car was on my drive!!!!! Toe-rag..... Want to avoid having to pay £95 to replace as they were only bought a few months ago. ...
by Z3andZ4
Sat 04 Oct, 2014 20:10
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: MY ZM ROADSTER FOR SALE
Replies: 14
Views: 3304

Re: MY ZM ROADSTER FOR SALE

Still for sale or snapped up?
by Z3andZ4
Sun 10 Aug, 2014 17:21
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Rear roundel badge and side roundels Z4MC
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: Rear roundel badge and side roundels Z4MC

Probably confused whole forum!!

Am replacing sides on Z3 with carbon from your eBay man.

Also replacing side and rear on my Z4MC as they have corroded with standard supply as Z4MC remains a no mods zone!!

So it's badge mania at the BMW home here.......
by Z3andZ4
Sun 10 Aug, 2014 15:02
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Rear roundel badge and side roundels Z4MC
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: Rear roundel badge and side roundels Z4MC

Dug out answers after deep google search and am ordering 3 x 82mm for rear and side repeater replacement.

Gaydon 2015 here I come.

Dent man next for dents I didn't know I had till 2012!!
by Z3andZ4
Sun 10 Aug, 2014 14:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roundel badges for side gills Z3
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Roundel badges for side gills Z3

Thanks Tony.

Mine are ordered now.

Anyone else interested if you google or search eBay 78mm carbon fibre BMW roundel badges the seller comes up.

Only 8 left so hurry, mine arrive on Tuesday :-)

The forum cracks it again.
by Z3andZ4
Sat 09 Aug, 2014 15:31
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Rear roundel badge and side roundels Z4MC
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Rear roundel badge and side roundels Z4MC

Anyone know where to order these and what to order. When I won the concours at Gaydon in 2013 they docked me points as these were corroding. I am not in concours this year but will be next year. Want to avoid dealers but rear roundel is not standard roundel and also not sure if side repeater roundel...