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by TR4man
Sat 08 Apr, 2017 11:41
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2000 2.8 BMW Z3 now SOLD (Hardtop & fitting kit available)
Replies: 12
Views: 1870

Re: 2000 2.8 BMW Z3 Facelift 53k

I don't know why you've blanked out the registration number - most potential buyers would want to check it on the MOT website and HPI it. Make it easy for people to buy from you :)
by TR4man
Thu 26 May, 2016 22:35
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 3.0 FOR SALE
Replies: 25
Views: 3932

Re: BMW Z3 3.0 FOR SALE

The guy was a no show. 2 months the car had been up for sale and not one viewing, not even a serious phone call.. So what is that telling you? It's overpriced. You need to incentivise potential buyers to come up and see it and they aren't going to do that when they have a choice of similar priced c...
by TR4man
Sun 13 Mar, 2016 09:24
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hello all, 1st time Z3 owner
Replies: 37
Views: 3527

Re: Hello all, 1st time Z3 owner

I'm lucky enough to be working alongside a guy with all the test and inspect quals, it has blown the roof off doing odd jobs which really is a good get out when you don't want to do them. As yet I've not yet driven the GT6 but I do believe the rear end skits when going light on one side cornering h...
by TR4man
Thu 04 Feb, 2016 18:01
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: recommended z4 changes
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: recommended z4 changes

Just replace the run flats, then leave it.

Otherwise, you are on a slippery slope...
by TR4man
Mon 20 Apr, 2015 19:56
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 with hard top for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 690

Re: Z3 with hard top for sale

Deposit taken :D
by TR4man
Sat 11 Apr, 2015 17:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 with hard top for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 690

Z3 with hard top for sale

After nearly three years as my faithful daily driver, I'm selling my Z3.

Only selling because I have first refusal to buy a work colleagues Z4 Coupe at a very reasonable price :D :D :D

Link to the advert here

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3-2-0-li ... 1659789081?
by TR4man
Tue 07 Apr, 2015 19:48
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: My Black Z3M up for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 2132

Re: My Black Z3M up for sale

Looks very nice, although a rather odd price being asked.
by TR4man
Sun 22 Mar, 2015 12:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 90,000 today
Replies: 19
Views: 1120

Re: 90,000 today

Well, I'm up to 133,000 miles in mine and almost half of that has been done in the last three years as my daily driver. As a daily driver, I could not have wished for a better car. So true that proper maintanance is the key, in some ways my little car has been spoiled and never wanted for anything. ...
by TR4man
Thu 19 Mar, 2015 20:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel judder?
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: Steering wheel judder?

I've had this happen twice in the three years or so that I've had my Zed - sticking calliper each time.
by TR4man
Mon 16 Mar, 2015 21:30
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: z3 spotted at market darayton
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: z3 spotted at market darayton

I live in Woore - watch out for a dark green one with a hardtop
by TR4man
Fri 06 Mar, 2015 20:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Any one used thesofttopshop?
Replies: 27
Views: 1941

Re: Any one used thesofttopshop?

There were 119 watchers though so who knows what the bidding would have got to. I know if it had sold I would have regretted it immensly. Tim. Probably the majority of those "watchers" were people on here and t'other place. It's incredible to think that such a low reserve would have got such a stun...
by TR4man
Wed 04 Mar, 2015 17:34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Whats in your garage?
Replies: 31
Views: 3196

Re: Whats in your garage?

Well my formerly tidy garage (once home to my Z3 Coupe) now looks like this http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/zcoupe/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsaeociwoj.jpg http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/zcoupe/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsrjmfgeom.jpg My hallway currently looks like this! http://i304...
by TR4man
Wed 04 Mar, 2015 17:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What to look for ? (viewing Z3 tomorrow)
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: What to look for ? (viewing Z3 tomorrow)

I assume that you have looked at the buying guide in the knowledge base?
by TR4man
Mon 02 Mar, 2015 22:43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Whats in your garage?
Replies: 31
Views: 3196

Re: Whats in your garage?

a triumph speed triple & a bmw r1200gs, love my bikes! Photos my man, 8-) Here you are :) http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/02/43bf6de9c49e67caeb8c7063076fcb8c.jpg http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/02/a2b18dc1848a90460d62b0b7c373bb1b.jpg Can't help but think that the Nissan looks a litt...
by TR4man
Mon 02 Mar, 2015 22:41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Whats in your garage?
Replies: 31
Views: 3196

Re: Whats in your garage?

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/pdykins/TR4/DSCN0985_zps86077faa.jpg Why no mention of the Spifire? Is it a flying model? Well spotted! It is a radio controlled one, but hanging from the garage roof is the closest it has ever come to flying. I'd be so disappointed if it were to have crashed ...
by TR4man
Sun 01 Mar, 2015 21:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: done it again
Replies: 15
Views: 1324

Re: done it again

Well done - I guess your wife owes you a really big favour.....
by TR4man
Fri 27 Feb, 2015 20:11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Whats in your garage?
Replies: 31
Views: 3196

Re: Whats in your garage?

My Zed is not in the garage for two reasons 1. It's my daily driver 2. There's no room in my garage..... http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/pdykins/TR4/DSCN1235_zps9874a4ce.jpg http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/pdykins/TR4/DSCN0985_zps86077faa.jpg http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/pdyk...
by TR4man
Sun 15 Feb, 2015 13:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spa Classic
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Re: Spa Classic

Unfortunately not, but you'll have a great time. Last time I went was 2013 and we stayed outside the circuit at Malmedy which was 15 mins away. The whole area was teeming with interesting cars. Better than Classic Le Mans as the Spa Classic is still for enthusiasts rather than the sponsors so prices...
by TR4man
Sat 14 Feb, 2015 13:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Marmite Zed, 1 of 1
Replies: 10
Views: 1054

Re: Marmite Zed, 1 of 1

I really do hope that it is a one-off.
by TR4man
Fri 13 Feb, 2015 12:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB - Z3 3.0i - Anyone fancy selling?
Replies: 37
Views: 5423

Re: WTB - Z3 3.0i - Anyone fancy selling?

........ IMO the Z4 interior would likely put me to sleep....sooooo boring...... I did however watch a USA motoring show where a Z4 owner had the dash and console given a "wood" finish paint treatment - he reckoned a roadster had to have a wood finish to be a roadster, and I can empathise with that...
by TR4man
Thu 12 Feb, 2015 22:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB - Z3 3.0i - Anyone fancy selling?
Replies: 37
Views: 5423

Re: WTB - Z3 3.0i - Anyone fancy selling?

That's a cheeky price for a 93,000 miler

I didn't realise Exchange & Mart was still going....
by TR4man
Tue 10 Feb, 2015 12:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DISA VALVE
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: DISA VALVE

That's an interesting tip.

Have to admit I've never heard of it until now. Is there a way of knowing if it is faulty before taking it off i.e. how would I know if it needs replacing?
by TR4man
Mon 09 Feb, 2015 12:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I got bored - What do you think?
Replies: 15
Views: 1265

Re: I got bored - What do you think?

Have to be honest, I don't like it wherever it is in the sill.

I don't like chrome side gills either.

But then who am I to say? We are in a broad church on here and each to their own.
by TR4man
Sun 08 Feb, 2015 09:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: WHEN IN SPAIN.....
Replies: 10
Views: 630

Re: WHEN IN SPAIN.....

That's odd. The last photo on my iPad is upside down
by TR4man
Sat 07 Feb, 2015 22:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: WHEN IN SPAIN.....
Replies: 10
Views: 630

Re: WHEN IN SPAIN.....

Southernboy wrote:Not sure I get the question...? I can't even see them !
Last photo - the tyres are grippy enough to hold the car upside down. Sorry, my warped "humour".
by TR4man
Sat 07 Feb, 2015 18:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: WHEN IN SPAIN.....
Replies: 10
Views: 630

Re: WHEN IN SPAIN.....

Could you find out what tyres Cesar has on his Zed?

Think I'd like some - they seem to grip well. :wink:
by TR4man
Sat 07 Feb, 2015 07:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220614

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Three tankfuls of petrol...
by TR4man
Fri 06 Feb, 2015 11:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 19
Views: 966

Re: Is it just me?

I think that it is because not everyone sees these cars as something special. In particular Z4 owners for whom their Zed's are just a means of getting from A to B. The vast majority of Z3 owners are probably completely unaware of any sort of appreciation or following for their cars. They see their c...
by TR4man
Thu 05 Feb, 2015 21:56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Davejue1 somewhat older and wiser today
Replies: 37
Views: 2056

Re: Davejue1 somewhat older and wiser today

Davejue1 wrote:
brilie wrote:Happy birthday mate :D Hope I feel 43 when I get to your age :roll:

Looking foward to this year!!!
Brian your back! Me to mate. You need to organise one of your superb cruises! Are you doing Duxford? We could organise a run down? :D

You posted this at 4.00 in the morning???
by TR4man
Sat 31 Jan, 2015 16:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 3.0i faster than a Honda NSX-R
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Re: Z3 3.0i faster than a Honda NSX-R

stevov wrote:Some of us don't dream :D
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That looks like Spa.

Been there a couple of times (but only to spectate :( )
by TR4man
Wed 21 Jan, 2015 17:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220614

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Filled her up twice already this week - and it's only Tuesday evening! Was nice to bump into a fellow member today at the petrol station and have a quick chat, although it was me filling up this time and not you again :D Yes, there I was scoffing my McDonalds in their car park when I saw a silver Z...
by TR4man
Sun 18 Jan, 2015 19:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Choice, Z3 3.0 or Z4 3.0
Replies: 31
Views: 2837

Re: Choice, Z3 3.0 or Z4 3.0

Never found the standard seats uncomfortable on the journeys I do (remember I'm doing similar mileage as to what you anticipate) and I'm a 6ft, 54 year old slightly overweight miserable git.

Some of you that do find them uncomfortable must be some right geriatrics!
by TR4man
Sun 18 Jan, 2015 08:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Choice, Z3 3.0 or Z4 3.0
Replies: 31
Views: 2837

Re: Choice, Z3 3.0 or Z4 3.0

Z3 every time But I don't understand why it has got to be a 3l model only to then convert it to LPG? Why not get a 1.8 or a 1.9 for the economy. If you buy a bigger engine only to then convert it seems a little self-defeating to me. Also when it comes to eventually sell, I can't imagine that an LPG ...
by TR4man
Sat 17 Jan, 2015 19:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2.0l cam cover
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: 2.0l cam cover

by TR4man
Sat 17 Jan, 2015 12:54
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: The Holy Grail Z8.
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: The Holy Grail Z8.

Perhaps a flutter on NZ's lottery might be a good idea?
by TR4man
Sat 17 Jan, 2015 12:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2.0l cam cover
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: 2.0l cam cover

I assume that you have looked on EBay?

I needed a couple last year and paid £3.00 for two from a BMW breaker.
by TR4man
Tue 13 Jan, 2015 22:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220614

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Filled her up twice already this week - and it's only Tuesday evening!
by TR4man
Sun 11 Jan, 2015 17:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2001 Z3 2.2 Sport Roadster for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 2380

Re: 2001 Z3 2.2 Sport Roadster for sale

Why some people pay thousands more for lower mileage is beyond me, especially with something as bullitproof as "most BMW's. Condition and how it's been looked after are far more important in my book. Wise words indeed. Cars were designed to be used, not as static objects. If you don't use anything ...
by TR4man
Tue 06 Jan, 2015 15:27
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Nice for the starting price never mind after a haggle !
Replies: 8
Views: 1315

Re: Nice for the starting price never mind after a haggle !

Who on earth would put that spoiler on ??? BMW. There were a few different variants available from BMW as optional extras throughout the life cycle of the Z3; some better than others. Incidentally, I don't think the linked advert is much of a bargain. If it is, then I must have let mine go too easi...
by TR4man
Mon 05 Jan, 2015 21:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Nice for the starting price never mind after a haggle !
Replies: 8
Views: 1315

Re: Nice for the starting price never mind after a haggle !

Who on earth would put that spoiler on ???
by TR4man
Thu 01 Jan, 2015 17:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW z3 stoneguards opinion
Replies: 11
Views: 1245

Re: BMW z3 stoneguards opinion

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 1151062163

I've got these and am well pleased with them.

Ordered one day, received them the next :)
by TR4man
Wed 24 Dec, 2014 15:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Breakdown Cover
Replies: 15
Views: 2508

Re: Breakdown Cover

I daresay the RAC are similar to the AA in that ringing them up at time of renewal and informing them that you are going to transfer to another breakdown service provider will get them to reduce their premium. Certainly works for me with the AA. I've no experience of rescuemycar.com but suspect that...
by TR4man
Wed 24 Dec, 2014 15:47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: a very merry Christmas!
Replies: 22
Views: 2782

Re: a very merry Christmas!

Happy Christmas from me too!

...and a prosperous New Year in which your roofs don't leak and and you maximise every MPG :)
by TR4man
Tue 23 Dec, 2014 15:08
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cornish Z3
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

Re: Cornish Z3

What a lovely colour
by TR4man
Tue 23 Dec, 2014 12:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Zed plans for 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1416

Re: Zed plans for 2015

Me?

Just driving it :)
by TR4man
Sun 21 Dec, 2014 20:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dented Door Update
Replies: 25
Views: 3358

Re: Dented Door :-(

Tim

So sorry to hear about your Mum, paint being pulled off your door whilst it's being repaired doesn't really matter in the circumstances
by TR4man
Sun 21 Dec, 2014 19:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dented Door Update
Replies: 25
Views: 3358

Re: Dented Door :-(

beerbelly wrote:find a dent man who uses glue pull system as well as the rods will get it out no problem (they hot glue plastic mushrooms onto the panel and then use a puller to ease the dent out were there is poor or no rear access)
Won't that mean the paint will then be damaged?
by TR4man
Sun 21 Dec, 2014 19:44
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Don't drink and drive.
Replies: 4
Views: 793

Don't drink and drive.

With the festive holidays upon us I would like to share a personal experience about drinking and driving. As you may know some of us have been known to have brushes with the authorities from time to time on the way home after a "social session" out with friends. Well, three days ago I was out for an...
by TR4man
Sat 20 Dec, 2014 22:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear tyres on Z3 - Is this illegal?
Replies: 21
Views: 3454

Re: Rear tyres on Z3 - Is this illegal?

Although you might want to have your tracking checked