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by SeriousRikk
Fri 16 Aug, 2013 15:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone ever bought tyres on ebay?
Replies: 20
Views: 1600

Re: Anyone ever bought tyres on ebay?

Make sure before you buy tyres from eBay or online that you can get the tyres fitted locally, most tyre fitters do not want to fit new tyres bought elsewhere. You would be surprised, my local fitter put it to me a different way. I turn up with four tyres, he fits them and disposes of the old one fo...
by SeriousRikk
Sat 27 Jul, 2013 12:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BESPOKE STUBBY
Replies: 22
Views: 1564

Re: BESPOKE STUBBY

Well since the arial is something I have just focussed on, as I need to buy a new base :shock:
I would definitely be interested in one of these!
by SeriousRikk
Sun 21 Jul, 2013 09:51
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire
Replies: 23
Views: 1621

Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Oh I'm keeping the wheels, just rubber going on.
by SeriousRikk
Sat 20 Jul, 2013 17:17
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: dapc's new 2.8 Z! Happy new owner!
Replies: 21
Views: 2743

Re: dapc's new 2.8 Z! Happy new owner!

I've gotta say I do like that spoiler a bit, even though I like the rear lines on the preface anyway!
by SeriousRikk
Sat 20 Jul, 2013 13:00
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire
Replies: 23
Views: 1621

Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Southernboy wrote:Welcome Rikk...a good buy you have made....that car has been very well loved and cared for.... :wink:
Yes, he has indeed. And long may that continue.

Thankyou everyone for the welcome.

Step one, something I always do when welcoming a new car to the garage, new boots going on next week.
by SeriousRikk
Sat 20 Jul, 2013 12:55
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire
Replies: 23
Views: 1621

Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

billz wrote:Hope you can get it past the 45mph that Gill had it programmed not to go past :D
Might have happened... :D
by SeriousRikk
Sat 20 Jul, 2013 12:54
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire
Replies: 23
Views: 1621

Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

A little bird tells me that you have bought zippy's best friend but it is believed he has gone to a good home :D I like the sound of what you are thinking of doing with Old Zeddy, in keeping with the last owner. Looking forward to seeing a progress thread hopefully. Congratulations on your new purc...
by SeriousRikk
Tue 16 Jul, 2013 21:35
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Winter Tyres - Hankook Icebear W300 - 225/40/18
Replies: 0
Views: 384

Winter Tyres - Hankook Icebear W300 - 225/40/18

Obviously not the best time to buy winter tyres, but I need the space and someone out there might like a bargain for the winter! Hankook Icebear W300 - 225/40/18 I've had these sitting in my garage for about 18 months since they came of my now gone E46 (rip). They were fitted for one season and have...
by SeriousRikk
Tue 16 Jul, 2013 21:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Maybe breaking 1.9 Z3
Replies: 16
Views: 1011

Re: Maybe breaking 1.9 Z3

Assuming they are the same as on my 98 z3, I could do with a passenger side doorlock actuator.
by SeriousRikk
Mon 15 Jul, 2013 20:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch & Gearbox - Light & Easy ?
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Clutch & Gearbox - Light & Easy ?

Both my old E46 325ci and my new Z3 have a heavy clutch and a very positive gearbox.

Personally I rate this much better than the spongy light/shite gearbox in my mondeo :D
by SeriousRikk
Fri 12 Jul, 2013 12:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 36
Views: 1747

Re: Tyres

They do not blow up, they are safe at speed (assuming the tyre has the necessary speed rating) and they do not go out of balance every few hundred miles. I have only heard of the latter happening on tyres that have been damaged internally in an accident e.g. hitting a kerb at speed. Well now you ha...
by SeriousRikk
Thu 11 Jul, 2013 19:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 36
Views: 1747

Re: Tyres

When I bought my last BMW it came with 4 brand new tyres that were budget. It was shocking, went out of balance every couple of hundred miles and made things extra slippery in the wet. The falkens I replaced them with were much much better in daily driving, but they gave little in the way of feedbac...
by SeriousRikk
Mon 08 Jul, 2013 13:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyres or steering
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: Tyres or steering

If the car has just passed its MOT (l know the garage and they are very strict) wouldn't they have detected any wear in the steering / bushes / wishbones / balljoints if it was sufficient to be affecting the steering? From my experience with my E46... The amount of wear required to even get an advi...
by SeriousRikk
Thu 04 Jul, 2013 17:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Topless driving conditions forecast
Replies: 46
Views: 1753

Re: Topless driving conditions forecast

I know how this will play out.

10 days of good quality summer, then the day I pick up my zed it rains.

Enjoy the top down stuff folks :D
by SeriousRikk
Mon 24 Jun, 2013 13:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: bmw car parts
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: bmw car parts

BMW?

If your local dealer is not that local, you can order from http://www.cooper-bmw-parts.co.uk/

I think you need to get part numbers first though, this can be done via realoem.com

Note - I have not used the online solution as in the past I would order from my dealer.
by SeriousRikk
Mon 17 Jun, 2013 18:19
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: deckles head units
Replies: 11
Views: 5667

Re: deckles head units

I think when I get my Zed I will be going deck-less. I know if I have a CD player in there I'll just litter the car with CD's so I just won't have one!

Trouble is once I start messing with audio, i get quite obsessive about sound quality
by SeriousRikk
Mon 17 Jun, 2013 18:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant peeing out, help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 409

Re: Coolant peeing out, help!!

When under pressure, a nick in a rubber seal will likely let stuff through.

Good spot, glad it's sorted
by SeriousRikk
Thu 13 Jun, 2013 17:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exterior A Pillars Flaking
Replies: 35
Views: 1747

Re: Exterior A Pillars Flaking

A subtle change, but it does looks a lot better for it!
by SeriousRikk
Tue 11 Jun, 2013 19:49
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire
Replies: 23
Views: 1621

Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Cheers chaps Billz - good to know there are a few of us about :) While the extra power id very appealing, I'm trying to avoid the 3.0 because the one thing about my E46 I didn't like was fly by wire throttle. I know it sounds daft but I just don't like 'em - even though I know they are fine for most...
by SeriousRikk
Sun 09 Jun, 2013 11:06
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire
Replies: 23
Views: 1621

Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Just signed up, figured a hello would be in order! In the last couple of months I decided I wanted a fun car, something enjoyable and engaging to drive. Up until last year I had a BMW 325ci which was nice, but a bit clinical to drive if I'm honest. Initially I fancied an E30 325i but a few things pu...
by SeriousRikk
Sun 09 Jun, 2013 10:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How much do you like your Z3
Replies: 93
Views: 37754

Re: How much do you like your Z3

I really enjoyed reading this thread, making my look forward to getting a Zed even more :)