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by tfp
Thu 17 Nov, 2016 10:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: low mileage, full service history z3/z4 (minter!)
Replies: 51
Views: 4980

Re: Wanted: low mileage, full service history z3/z4 (minter!

Jcc wrote:
tfp wrote: I could be interested in that if Jcc isn't.
I'm out. Outside my range I'm afraid.
Shame it wasn't my colour choice. A very nice looking car, probably one of the best out there.
by tfp
Wed 16 Nov, 2016 18:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: low mileage, full service history z3/z4 (minter!)
Replies: 51
Views: 4980

Re: Wanted: low mileage, full service history z3/z4 (minter!

Not sure if you've found your ideal car yet? But I'm now selling mine. It's a z3 3.0 54000 miles fully serviced with factory ac schnitzer package. All the extras. Wind breaker. Hard top, tonneau cover. Car cover ac wheels originals not dodgy copy ones. If you're interested email me on antanderton@v...
by tfp
Fri 07 Oct, 2016 17:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Kwik Fit MOT – ABS & ASC+T lights on like a Christmas tree
Replies: 18
Views: 2342

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

I've just had the ABS and ASC lights come on and stay on, on my 2000 1.9 Z after it had been standing for 6 weeks, it being fine before parking up. After reading up on it and researching the fault on the Internet the common factor with a lot of people is that it occurs after the car has been standi...
by tfp
Mon 19 Sep, 2016 16:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Kwik Fit MOT – ABS & ASC+T lights on like a Christmas tree
Replies: 18
Views: 2342

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

'fraid not! When we collected it they said that one of the rears was showing a fault despite cleaning the reluctor ring (second hand shafts). Could be the sensor but if we got one he'd fit it FOC. When we discovered that they were £120 each from Honda and dead easy to fit we went straight to Ebay. ...
by tfp
Mon 19 Sep, 2016 15:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Kwik Fit MOT – ABS & ASC+T lights on like a Christmas tree
Replies: 18
Views: 2342

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

It's happened to me before with a VW, I think in my case it was the brakes being tested in the rollers. I thought if my car was to develop a fault then best it on a test rather than out on the road. But I would never use a fast fit centre for anything, pure money making machines. Find a local garag...
by tfp
Sun 18 Sep, 2016 12:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Kwik Fit MOT – ABS & ASC+T lights on like a Christmas tree
Replies: 18
Views: 2342

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

It's happened to me before with a VW, I think in my case it was the brakes being tested in the rollers. I thought if my car was to develop a fault then best it on a test rather than out on the road. But I would never use a fast fit centre for anything, pure money making machines. Find a local garage...
by tfp
Thu 04 Aug, 2016 08:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Impala Brown with unusual options
Replies: 16
Views: 1369

Re: Impala Brown with unusual options

I've tried to find out how many there are but haven't managed to. I know of two others, not including that one, on the forums.
by tfp
Mon 01 Aug, 2016 17:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: LPG reversal
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: LPG reversal

From memory I think he said the engine runs at a slightly higher temperature, or something like that, eventually causing damage. I'm sure someone will come along soon who knows. I know a few dealers who've been stuck with PX cars that have had problems with LPG. They are generally avoided in the tra...
by tfp
Mon 01 Aug, 2016 17:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: LPG reversal
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: LPG reversal

Have you tested the engine? Long term LPG usage can damage some engines. I'd certainly want to listen to the engine running but it depends what you mean by test it. I did wonder about potential damage... Just hear it running, listen for a slight miss fire. Friend of mine fitted LPG to a brand new p...
by tfp
Mon 01 Aug, 2016 17:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: LPG reversal
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: LPG reversal

Have you tested the engine?

Long term LPG usage can damage some engines.
by tfp
Tue 19 Jul, 2016 21:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 12171

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

evobaz wrote:Looks like my Dad's car has now been sold on by Sytner. The car is no longer on their website.
It's back on auto trader.

And still with the picture showing the rust on the wing.
by tfp
Tue 12 Jul, 2016 22:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cost to replace clutch
Replies: 21
Views: 2387

Re: Cost to replace clutch

I've found a local BMW specialist in Stockport called "BayMoW" so have emailed them to see what they say. I've found that most specialist garages have been set up by one, or more, dealer trained technicians that have decided to start up on their own. They eventually get sick of the "working for a m...
by tfp
Mon 04 Jul, 2016 19:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Lagging at low revs.? :(
Replies: 15
Views: 1565

Re: 3.0 Lagging at low revs.? :(

Seems to be a common problem when purchasing a secondhand 3.0! Ours was not what we expected on the drive home , same symptoms as yours and always wanted to play silly buggers when pulling onto a busy roundabout. Just my opinion but spend the £100 and get a genuine part the pattern sensors always s...
by tfp
Mon 04 Jul, 2016 19:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Lagging at low revs.? :(
Replies: 15
Views: 1565

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. Understand, wouldn't be worth taking them to court for £50. It just really annoys me when dealers think they can get away from their obligations by...
by tfp
Mon 04 Jul, 2016 16:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Lagging at low revs.? :(
Replies: 15
Views: 1565

Re: 3.0 Lagging at low revs.? :(

[quote="OldskoolRS"] Annoyingly I mentioned the lack of pull to the dealer when I test drove it, but he claimed it was OK and it was a 'trade sale' so I had to pay for the part myself. /quote] No such thing as a trade sale when a dealer is selling to the public. Your statuary rights over rides anyth...
by tfp
Sun 03 Jul, 2016 17:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Lagging at low revs.? :(
Replies: 15
Views: 1565

Re: 3.0 Lagging at low revs.? :(

Thanks for all your input guys.... Tim do you also have a 3. 0? Was it an intermittent problem? I think I'll run a diagnostic myself and if it flags the same fault just replace the inlet sensor... I don't think they are a crazy price? :?: Anyone recommend a decent simple to use diagnostic tool? Min...
by tfp
Sun 03 Jul, 2016 15:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Lagging at low revs.? :(
Replies: 15
Views: 1565

Re: 3.0 Lagging at low revs.? :(

I had an inlet cam sensor done on mine, same symptoms you are describing.

Also on hot start up turned over a bit longer before firing up.

All cured after the sensor replaced.

Tim
by tfp
Sat 02 Jul, 2016 20:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: We're all rich I tell you!
Replies: 18
Views: 2153

Re: We're all rich I tell you!

I just took a look at the MOT history myself. If I liked the rest of the car enough it wouldn't put me off. The corrosion is noted as slight and is on brake hoses and shock absorbers. Not such a big deal really and cheap enough to replace if it becomes a problem. Mot failure in 2012, a bit more tha...
by tfp
Sat 02 Jul, 2016 19:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: We're all rich I tell you!
Replies: 18
Views: 2153

Re: We're all rich I tell you!

There's a nice low mileage silver 3.0 on Ebay at the moment for well under £8,000. Less than half the price of the Sytner one, and as yet not sold. Seller has relisted it for under £7,000 and still nobody has nibbled. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322171199159 Maybe he should call Sytner and see what t...
by tfp
Mon 27 Jun, 2016 09:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: To buy... or not to buy..
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: To buy... or not to buy..

If the seller can tell you where the car's been serviced then get a replacement service book and get it stamped up. If that's not possible then you just have to understand that when the time comes to sell many buyers wouldn't consider the car with out history. So if the car is very nice go for it, b...
by tfp
Mon 20 Jun, 2016 17:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 12171

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

Nationwide the going price for a mint, under-average-mileage 2.8/3.0s seems to be around £8,000. The £15,000 being asked above stands out in isolation. For £15,000 you start to move in 911 territory. Agreed. For £15,000 I'd be looking at a Z4m coupe. My last toy was a Porsche Cayman S 2006 done 55k...
by tfp
Thu 16 Jun, 2016 18:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 12171

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

lightning wrote:But still, FIFTEEN THOUSAND for a Z3. And that 2.8 was thirteen l think. They're overtaking the Z4 on values!

The Z4 never did it for me, Z3 has character and classic looks. The Z4 is technically better in every way on paper but that doesn't always mean a better car.
Spot on.
by tfp
Wed 15 Jun, 2016 20:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 12171

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

They haven't prepped it yet.

You can still see the corrosion on the bottom of the wing in the photo of the wheel.

Can't believe they're not a little more switched on than that, having a photo showing that.
by tfp
Mon 13 Jun, 2016 12:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 12171

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

I'm sure they'll spend £2000 :D In reality, they will give it a routine service (routine servicing conducted by apprentices in main dealers) and fix any obvious problem or warning light. Another youngster will give it a power wash & vacuum and if you are really lucky a machine polish covered by the...
by tfp
Sun 12 Jun, 2016 21:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 12171

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

Wow £15,000 for a Z3 3.0 Shows that the values have turned on these. I guess £8500 is fair as they'll probably spend £1-2,000 getting it prepped and then there's the overheads etc. But still a nice earner. I'm in the wrong trade. Knowing Sytner they'll prep it very thoroughly, with mechanicals and ...
by tfp
Sun 12 Jun, 2016 14:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 3.0 W Reg £5750
Replies: 22
Views: 3120

Re: BMW Z3 3.0 W Reg £5750

Howi wrote:A new kitchen! :lol:
Oh dear...

Take up snowboarding and you'll be a cool Dad again.
by tfp
Sun 12 Jun, 2016 12:53
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 3.0 W Reg £5750
Replies: 22
Views: 3120

Re: BMW Z3 3.0 W Reg £5750

Howi wrote:Thanks guys, I've seen some silly prices around, hoping this isn't unreasonable. Still turns heads as a 16 year old car. Daughters aren't happy, it's the only thing that's cool about their Dad.
Listen to your daughters, keep the car.

Unless you're replacing it with something cooler.
by tfp
Sat 11 Jun, 2016 13:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 12171

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

Del wrote:Sounds like they've given it their usual 101 point check before advertising it :D In my experience main dealers don't even bother to check the tyres! :D
I'm sure we've all had a bad experience somewhere, but it's a bit unfair to tar them all with the same brush.
by tfp
Sat 11 Jun, 2016 13:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 12171

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

evobaz wrote:The car is now on Sytner website for £15k
At least that answers the question about whether it was them or not.

You don't have to worry about a chq from Sytners.
by tfp
Fri 10 Jun, 2016 18:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 12171

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

All, The car has been sold to Sytner BMW (based in Leicester I believe). My father accepted an offer of £8500 which we thought was a fair price. The car needs a couple of small rust patches on the bottom of the front wings sorted and would benefit from a service. The car is currently still sat in m...
by tfp
Mon 02 May, 2016 12:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Make me an offer!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2778

Re: Make me an offer!!!

Hi. Thanks for that. Source does know of the problem. Cat D not really that much of a problem for me. Apparently, even for a Cat D I paid a fair price. It's the ABS light and leak that I can't afford to investigate further.............hence the need to part company If the source knows of the proble...
by tfp
Sat 30 Apr, 2016 14:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Make me an offer!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2778

Re: Make me an offer!!!

Is the "known source" still in business?

If so get then to buy it back or go to small claims court and get a partial refund. (assuming it's a business)

It wasn't accurately described when you bought it.
by tfp
Fri 01 Apr, 2016 17:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheaper tyres
Replies: 46
Views: 5285

Re: Cheaper tyres

Theres a problem with ordering tyres and then paying someone else to fit them. A couple of weeks, or months, down the line if you have a problem they will both blame each other. The tyre supplier will say "it must have been caused by the fitter" The fitter will say " it's a faulty tyre" You are stu...
by tfp
Thu 31 Mar, 2016 23:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheaper tyres
Replies: 46
Views: 5285

Re: Cheaper tyres

Theres a problem with ordering tyres and then paying someone else to fit them. A couple of weeks, or months, down the line if you have a problem they will both blame each other. The tyre supplier will say "it must have been caused by the fitter" The fitter will say " it's a faulty tyre" You are stuc...
by tfp
Mon 28 Mar, 2016 14:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3 litre z3
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: 3 litre z3

I don't know why they don't just list it honestly declared as Cat D, they'd probably still get close to asking price. It looks ok in the pictures, only way to know is to turn up and have a look. But take someone with you that knows what they're doing. We all know it doesn't take much to write an old...
by tfp
Mon 28 Mar, 2016 14:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3 litre z3
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: 3 litre z3

It's been on and off eBay for some time now.

It was listed as Cat D in one of the ads but not anymore, think it might have been an ad on auto trader.

The seller will be hoping to catch someone out whom will not Hpi check the car.
by tfp
Sat 26 Mar, 2016 14:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted Aerial base.
Replies: 9
Views: 702

Re: Wanted Aerial base.

alec.m wrote:Dead easy to fit. There might be something in the knowledge base. Always good to replace grommets if you`re going to do it. Grommets are cheap. New base is serious money though.
Ok, thanku.

It's the plastic piece that's visible on the outside, just a bit aged.
by tfp
Sat 26 Mar, 2016 14:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted Aerial base.
Replies: 9
Views: 702

Re: Wanted Aerial base.

Are they easy to fit?

Wouldn't mind having a new one.
by tfp
Thu 24 Mar, 2016 11:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diesel smoke? Advice needed!
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: Diesel smoke? Advice needed!

I have driven the Golf and it's happy to sit at 1500rpm going up a hill, although it seems to be at the beginning of the turbo kicking in. It does smoke if you do this. As soon as the turbo spools up the car accelerates and the smoke seems to clear, although it's hard to tell as you can only see it...
by tfp
Wed 23 Mar, 2016 23:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diesel smoke? Advice needed!
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: Diesel smoke? Advice needed!

We have a 2.0 Tdi Tiguan, probably the same engine, ours is 23 months old. Give me a couple of days and I'll try and replicate it. Although as said above, 1500 revs going up a hill in fourth? I'd probably change down a gear myself if the engine was labouring. Still waiting for VW to recall ours for ...
by tfp
Tue 22 Mar, 2016 17:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New cam position sensor
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: New cam position sensor

Bin wrote:Oh Lordy - this sounds expensive...

How did you know it was knackered?
Had mine done, 2.2cc, showed up as a fault code.

Engine misfired very slightly at low revs.

Also turned over a little too long before starting.

Mine was the inlet cam sensor
by tfp
Fri 04 Mar, 2016 16:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted. A 2.2cc Z3 for around £4000
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: Wanted. A 2.2cc Z3 for around £4000

Quick update, not many 6 cylinder, facelift Z3's around for sale at the moment for her budget.

The prices for these cars do seem to be on the up, which is good news.

She's now looking at MX-5's also
by tfp
Fri 04 Mar, 2016 16:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How rare are the 3.0i Sports?
Replies: 9
Views: 1056

Re: How rare are the 3.0i Sports?

They don't come up that often in the UK, not sure about anywhere else. And they do command a premium. And I'm certain the low mileage clean examples will slowly rise in value from now on. So if you're not far apart on price just go for it. But remember, if you're buying it for a future investment it...
by tfp
Tue 01 Mar, 2016 17:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted. A 2.2cc Z3 for around £4000
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Wanted. A 2.2cc Z3 for around £4000

Hi all,

My friends mum wants a Z3, manual or auto, not red.

Got to be a 2.2cc not 2.0cc

A nice car required with no stories, no accident history, cash waiting for a nice car.

She's seen mine but I've told her she can't have it.

Tim
by tfp
Wed 30 Dec, 2015 14:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheap Halfords Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 2663

Re: Cheap Halfords Oil

I had a look through those, thank you Pingu.

Interesting bit near the end, states :-

"All engines of the BMW Group are designed in such a way that no oil additives are necessary if modern, high- quality engine oils are used"

I note the words "high quality".
by tfp
Wed 30 Dec, 2015 12:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheap Halfords Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 2663

Re: Cheap Halfords Oil

I'd like to hear peoples thoughts on different oils. I've always wondered how much actual difference there is between cheap oil and the likes of the expensive ones such as Mobil one. The thing is, using the wrong oil, or an in efficient one, does it's damage very slowly. It maybe years before any sy...
by tfp
Tue 15 Dec, 2015 20:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Future Classic?
Replies: 42
Views: 5446

Re: Future Classic?

I think DVLA are updating the site at the moment, Some cars are only showing the current Mot details, most others are not showing mileage info before 2011. The site did change a few months ago, for the better because you used to need the doc ref number to do the check, now all you need is the reg nu...
by tfp
Sat 12 Dec, 2015 12:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Future Classic?
Replies: 42
Views: 5446

Re: Future Classic?

Colours come and go with fashion. I remember metallic gold/brown being popular on Mk3 Cortinas and Mk1 Escorts. Bright lime green 8-) was popular on Porsche - which all now seem to be a conservative shade of metallic grey/silver. Finally white used to be popular, then went out of fashion for years ...
by tfp
Sat 12 Dec, 2015 11:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Future Classic?
Replies: 42
Views: 5446

Re: Future Classic?

have you not wondered why impala brown is so rare. and the original owner never had the balls to drive it in public (hence the low mileage) maybe tastes will change in years to come :D oh and our 2.8 uses no oil at all between services I wasn't aware they had a reputation for doing so Trying to mak...
by tfp
Fri 11 Dec, 2015 10:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Future Classic?
Replies: 42
Views: 5446

Re: Future Classic?

have you not wondered why impala brown is so rare. and the original owner never had the balls to drive it in public (hence the low mileage) maybe tastes will change in years to come :D oh and our 2.8 uses no oil at all between services I wasn't aware they had a reputation for doing so Trying to mak...