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by Pep
Mon 23 Nov, 2015 11:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale - Z3 3.0 with AC Schnitzer kit - Manchester
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: For Sale - Z3 3.0 with AC Schnitzer kit - Manchester

Hi deni2s, Honestly, if I had a garage at the moment I'd contemplate stripping off all the ACS and Hamann stuff and selling it separately and trying to shift the "stock" car for for less - I think that'd be the best way to get cash out of it! - but I don't have a garage and at this stage the prospec...
by Pep
Mon 23 Nov, 2015 07:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale - Z3 3.0 with AC Schnitzer kit - Manchester
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: For Sale - Z3 3.0 with AC Schnitzer kit - Manchester

Gazza wrote:Please see http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... 11&t=27722


Rules are Rules :wink:
Edited now but still open to advice if anyone thinks it's ridiculous.
by Pep
Sun 22 Nov, 2015 13:06
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale - Z3 3.0 with AC Schnitzer kit - Manchester
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

For Sale - Z3 3.0 with AC Schnitzer kit - Manchester

Hello all, It's been nearly 4 years since I got Zizi but it's with a heavy heart that the need for a more practical vehicle means I'm having to sell so my Z3 3.0 Details here, will try to answer any questions as best I can (I'm not a mechanic!) General: Silver body work with black leather Manual tra...
by Pep
Thu 14 May, 2015 19:48
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New member,Derbyshire.
Replies: 8
Views: 1240

Re: New member,Derbyshire.

Welcome Ken,

I'm Manchester based but do most of my driving around the peaks using "going for a walk" as an excuse to get on the snake!

Tell us about your Z!

Pep
by Pep
Fri 15 Aug, 2014 16:38
Forum: Performance
Topic: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?
Replies: 17
Views: 2851

Re: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?

I solely use v-power nitro which is 99 octane I live in Manchester and shell seem to have the market here so it's always the closest garage to me. I've no idea whether it offers any advantage over Tesco's which I believe is the only other easily available 99 but I don't know where the nearest Tesco ...
by Pep
Fri 08 Aug, 2014 10:47
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 9th August 2014
Replies: 106
Views: 9293

Re: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 9th August 2014

I'm pretty disappointed I'm not going to be able to make this now.

Got a wedding from mid-afternoon in Warrington so timing will probably be to tight and I want to do some work on the car this weekend anyway.

Have fun everyone who's going!
by Pep
Fri 01 Aug, 2014 18:24
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: M6 Thelwall heading north
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: M6 Thelwall heading north

Estoril Inception?

I was on the M6 on Monday but didn't see a single Z
by Pep
Fri 01 Aug, 2014 18:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Why bother. !!!
Replies: 41
Views: 3862

Re: Why bother. !!!

There's a point at which rain is so heavy the water moved by my wipers forms a small torrent at the top of the windscreen and unfortunately the wind takes it directly into my face. In any other weather I'm a top-down man. I've driven across the M62 in -10 degrees temps during a blizzard. I've travel...
by Pep
Fri 01 Aug, 2014 17:26
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 9th August 2014
Replies: 106
Views: 9293

Re: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 9th August 2014

I'd like to attend Deano but might have to go to a wedding in the afternoon so can't confirm at the moment.

Will probably be a last minute decision so treat me as not attending and I'll try to post on the Friday before if I can attend.

I presume I'll be able to keep up in a 3.0?!
by Pep
Wed 23 Jul, 2014 08:39
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Lovely Z3M Coupe in Manchester
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: Lovely Z3M Coupe in Manchester

Edit - thought I'd seen the same one, turns out I was thinking of a Dakar
by Pep
Fri 09 May, 2014 13:08
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 18 May
Replies: 62
Views: 8045

Re: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 18 May

Ticket booked, I'll see you at Ferrybridge
by Pep
Mon 21 Oct, 2013 12:44
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Bmw z3 m roadster
Replies: 42
Views: 6920

Re: Bmw z3 m roadster

I've just been admiring this on Autotrader, this is the perfect car for me! I've got a 3.0 with all the ACS kit and I've always planned to carry it over to an M when I can afford to upgrade but that would rule out p/ex and require me to get the full funds for the M up front and then sell mine. Sadly...
by Pep
Thu 29 Aug, 2013 16:26
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: newbie from manchester
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: newbie from manchester

Welcome duncan from another Manc owner! I'm based in the Green Quarter so hope to see you around some time. also: Welcome to the "Z"oo....Great to have newbies...You will find the forum extremely freindly and even more helpful... even though some of the respondents may be a tad dubious in the mental...
by Pep
Wed 14 Aug, 2013 15:07
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: CITP Lotherton Hall - Sunday 8th September
Replies: 55
Views: 12877

Re: CITP Lotherton Hall - Sunday 8th September

Deano1712 wrote:I'm booked in. 4 miles from home the car will nearly get warm getting there!
or you could just turn it on at home and we can all listen from Lotherton!
by Pep
Fri 09 Aug, 2013 12:25
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Midlands Z meet 11-08-13
Replies: 18
Views: 2765

Re: Midlands Z meet 11-08-13

I might run down but depends on the hangover and weather situation, in that order!
by Pep
Fri 02 Aug, 2013 09:41
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: CITP Lotherton Hall - Sunday 8th September
Replies: 55
Views: 12877

Re: CITP Lotherton Hall - Sunday 8th September

Damn I was planning to make this but going to put the date in my diary I'm at Ascot on the Saturday and staying over so won't get back in time :head: I'm going to a meet there this Sunday so will report back if its a good location. I think Lotherton has taken a few shows from Harwood who are appare...
by Pep
Tue 30 Jul, 2013 12:16
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Soon to be new 3.0 owner. Hi.
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: Soon to be new 3.0 owner. Hi.

Welcome Adam!

My 2001 Y reg 3.0 has LSD

I've put Conti Contact Sport 5s on mine and I'm really pleased with them but I would have probably gone for the Falken 452s if I could find any in a pinch, think they might have been replaced but I'm not sure.
by Pep
Sat 27 Jul, 2013 09:36
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Red Alpina, Trafford Centre
Replies: 1
Views: 461

Red Alpina, Trafford Centre

Saw this on Wednesday night

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by Pep
Wed 24 Jul, 2013 12:17
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Showroom Shine - sample
Replies: 42
Views: 5615

Re: Showroom Shine - sample

Just ordered my sample, thanks Gazza!

I live in a apartment block in the city centre so I always use "waterless" cleaning products and I haven't found a lot of difference between the different brands so I'm looking forward to finding this one to be impressive!
by Pep
Thu 18 Jul, 2013 22:35
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hi
Replies: 14
Views: 1371

Re: Hi

Welcome Paul!

Fellow Manc dweller here, I'm in the Green Quarter so I'm sure I'll see you soon for some meets

Grats on picking the best colour too :D
by Pep
Wed 17 Jul, 2013 19:42
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: CITP Lotherton Hall - Sunday 8th September
Replies: 55
Views: 12877

Re: CITP Lotherton Hall - Sunday 8th September

Add me to the confirmed list :D
by Pep
Tue 16 Jul, 2013 08:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch & Gearbox - Light & Easy ?
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Clutch & Gearbox - Light & Easy ?

My 3.0 has a fairly heavy box. The clutch isn't too bad so I've got no problems crawling in traffic but the best bet is to get out and test-drive a couple.

They do feel like pretty basic cars which I much prefer to the modern execs I drive for work which are so light it feels like a simulator!
by Pep
Sun 14 Jul, 2013 20:41
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: silver Zed going to Holmfirth
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: silver Zed going to Holmfirth

not me but I was up that way yesterday and saw another silver Z3!
by Pep
Thu 11 Jul, 2013 14:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: That time of year again, insurance up for renewal!
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: That time of year again, insurance up for renewal!

swamper wrote:mines just come in at £236....gutted its gone up a tenner :roll:
Oh boo hoo :P
by Pep
Thu 11 Jul, 2013 14:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: That time of year again, insurance up for renewal!
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: That time of year again, insurance up for renewal!

my renewal was £457 with aviva, a £450 excess. thats for a 2001 2.2 and i have maximum no claims. changed to more than with a £250 xs and everything else the same for £252!!!! oh, and on top of that i got £60 cashback through topcashback.co.uk Bloody bargain :D Glad you've moved to M>, I work for t...
by Pep
Tue 09 Jul, 2013 16:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: That time of year again, insurance up for renewal!
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: That time of year again, insurance up for renewal!

Indeed, anyone know where I can get a poweder pink respray? :lol:
by Pep
Tue 09 Jul, 2013 15:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: That time of year again, insurance up for renewal!
Replies: 12
Views: 423

That time of year again, insurance up for renewal!

Being a 27 year old male living in central Manchester is not very good for the wallet when it comes to car insurance. Even with driving for 10 years, never getting a point or having an accident, 7 years no claims it was expensive :shake: My 3.0 cost me around £1550 best price to insure fully comp la...
by Pep
Tue 09 Jul, 2013 15:00
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New Z Enthusiast! Manchester
Replies: 16
Views: 1704

Re: New Z Enthusiast! Manchester

Welcome TS, fellow Manchester Z3er here, live in the Green Quarter around the back of Victoria. Sounds like you got a good deal with that mobile repairer, might be contacting you about him if I need any repairs. There's an Indie BMW garage in the city centre called BM-Tec. They had some mixed review...
by Pep
Fri 05 Jul, 2013 16:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Topless driving conditions forecast
Replies: 46
Views: 1751

Re: Topless driving conditions forecast

All the lads from work are away at various family gatherings tonight so regular Friday pub session is off.

Think I might just take the Z out and drive until I find a nice country pub and have a half in the sun 8-)
by Pep
Thu 04 Jul, 2013 11:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 audio
Replies: 15
Views: 644

Re: Z3 audio

I've just replaced the main footwell speakers in mine and there was barely any noticeable difference. I'm thinking about getting a new amp for the passenger footwell but i'm not sure if the head-unit is the limiting factor. Mine has a VDO mulitchanger/satnav unit and I love the oldschool sat nav fun...
by Pep
Fri 28 Jun, 2013 10:58
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Newbie Saying "Hello"
Replies: 6
Views: 906

Re: Newbie Saying "Hello"

I'm biased but I test drove both the 2.8 and the 3.0 and I had to get the 3.0 There isn't a huge amount of difference on paper and mine came with a lot of ACS kit which was a bonus but the 3.0 just felt much more powerful to me! Try to test drive a couple of each and see whether any difference in up...
by Pep
Wed 19 Jun, 2013 08:37
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Save 5p/litre on Shell fuel
Replies: 22
Views: 2657

Re: Save 5p/litre on Shell fuel

Unbelievable customer service!!.......I received a call from Bespoke Customer Services Department today just to ensure I was happy with their response.........all for £2.50 :oops: Wow, that is good! I'm a Strategic Analyst and one of the big parts of my role is to improve profitability through good...
by Pep
Tue 18 Jun, 2013 11:43
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tyre choice
Replies: 13
Views: 1378

Re: Tyre choice

I checked this weekend and I'm running 225 45 r17 front and 245 40 r17 rear
by Pep
Sun 16 Jun, 2013 07:41
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Save 5p/litre on Shell fuel
Replies: 22
Views: 2657

Re: Save 5p/litre on Shell fuel

Thanks Gazza,

I topped up yesterday and saved a whopping £1.60 on my tank!

I've been ferrying the old man around yorkshire this weekend and barely got above 3rd on the backroads so I'll print another out and use it tonight I reckon :oops:
by Pep
Sat 15 Jun, 2013 08:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Interesting eBay ad
Replies: 68
Views: 4657

Re: Interesting eBay ad

gookah wrote:I would disagree, my asslift is more curvy.
Had 1 prefacelift and 3 facelifts and prefer the latter everytime..
Dem hips Image
by Pep
Fri 14 Jun, 2013 15:34
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Harewood House - Fathers Day Classic Car and Motor Show
Replies: 6
Views: 1990

Re: Harewood House - Fathers Day Classic Car and Motor Show

I'd love to go but my old man's got me tiling his bathroom this weekend as a father's day gift :head:
by Pep
Thu 13 Jun, 2013 12:31
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tyre choice
Replies: 13
Views: 1378

Re: Tyre choice

Just noticed the typo in my post, I meant the 255 45 R17 Really? :shock: Think you might have been right first time. :wink: Standard tyres for 17" wheels on 7.5J fronts were 225/45 ZR17 and on 8.5J rears 245/40 ZR17 (assuming wider rears - if the wheels were same front and rear, then they would be ...
by Pep
Thu 13 Jun, 2013 11:35
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tyre choice
Replies: 13
Views: 1378

Re: Tyre choice

Just noticed the typo in my post, I meant the 255 45 R17
by Pep
Thu 13 Jun, 2013 10:22
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tyre choice
Replies: 13
Views: 1378

Re: Tyre choice

I've got 17" type 3s and they came with 225 45 R17 front and back. I had a blow out on the rear ns so I replaced both rears with ContactSport 5s in the same size and I'm about to replace the fronts with the same again. I expect you could go wider but there'll probably be more tramlining. I'm no expe...
by Pep
Thu 06 Jun, 2013 09:45
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: oulton park 9th June
Replies: 7
Views: 1436

Re: oulton park 9th June

I'll look out for your dakar then :)
by Pep
Wed 05 Jun, 2013 21:01
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: oulton park 9th June
Replies: 7
Views: 1436

Re: oulton park 9th June

Just heard that my mum and step-dad are going so I might pop along.

I've never been to Oulton before so do am I okay just turning up and will I be able to park at Knickerbrook?
by Pep
Mon 03 Jun, 2013 08:45
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: How long have you had your z3?
Replies: 31
Views: 1891

Re: How long have you had your z3?

I've had mine about 9 months. 3.0 with loads of ACS kit, paid £4k with 75k on the clock. I've had to have a couple of things repaired: OS window popped out the top, front springs replaced, Cam sensor, water tank. I had to replace the rear tyres after the NS one blew out. Comes to around £650 and I h...
by Pep
Wed 22 May, 2013 19:27
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: V Power Nitro Experiences
Replies: 13
Views: 1498

Re: V Power Nitro Experiences

I've been online to find a Shell Service Station which sells V Power Nitro+ (at Borden, Hampshire) but how much does this stuff cost? It's probably around the same cost as most high-octane fuels, around me it's actually cheaper than the 97 (?) octane they sell in the Sainsbury's up the road. In ter...
by Pep
Mon 20 May, 2013 14:35
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: V Power Nitro Experiences
Replies: 13
Views: 1498

Re: V Power Nitro Experiences

I'm pretty certain I'm getting better mpg than on the old V-Power and the prices seem to have gone down a little around Manchester in the last few weeks. I only ever use V-Power but I've had my shell card application form kicking around in my glove compartment for about 8 months, must get that sent ...
by Pep
Tue 23 Apr, 2013 13:41
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Selling my Z3 3.0i
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Re: Selling my Z3 3.0i

I think that the issue is that our Zeds are not (yet) seen as classics by the majority of the car buying public. At best, they are seen as just a cheap, old car and the majority of which are not sympathetically driven or maintained. I have no doubt that the Zed's time will come, but it is not yet :...
by Pep
Tue 23 Apr, 2013 13:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Newbie saying Hi
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Newbie saying Hi

Welcome Madmonkeyfish! I hear the most cost-effective way to boost performance on the M44 is to paint one or two lateral white lines from the bottom of the front skirting, up the nose and bonnet all the way back to the bottom of the rear skirting, missing the windscreen and hood. There is some debat...
by Pep
Sat 13 Apr, 2013 19:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Zizi's in for an MoT today
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Zizi's in for an MoT today

Diags came up with nothing although it hasn't done it for a couple of weeks so i'm a bit puzzled. Thanks for the advice I'll ask the lads in the shop to check the MAF and the throttle sensors next time i'm there. Passed the MoT anyway, the only issue was a bulb for the rear plate. I reckon there was...
by Pep
Fri 12 Apr, 2013 08:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Zizi's in for an MoT today
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Zizi's in for an MoT today

*fingers crossed* Had a full service a couple of weeks ago so shouldn't be any problems but I've asked for them to run diags because I've got an odd issue with starting. I've tried searching but I don't know how to describe it! 9 times out of 10 she starts fine and immediately and runs brilliantly t...
by Pep
Fri 12 Apr, 2013 08:38
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New owner from Manchester
Replies: 23
Views: 1374

Re: New owner from Manchester

SB - I was rejoicing this morning when I heard the temperature was finally due to reach a sweltering 14 degrees this weekend!

The downside? It's going to rain all the way through :head:
by Pep
Thu 11 Apr, 2013 09:15
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New owner from Manchester
Replies: 23
Views: 1374

Re: New owner from Manchester

Hi Ali, welcome from another Manchester zedder! I'm in the city centre though so definitely Greater Manchester here. You've just reminded me of my Mum's old 200SX, a metallic purple one. I think it was the first fast car I'd been in so brings back fond memories, even though I was only around 12 at t...