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by Daz
Wed 16 Mar, 2016 16:12
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Charlotte not very well
Replies: 10
Views: 1789

Re: Charlotte not very well

After having to remove the strut brace and engine cover (only a 5minute job really) it would appear that no.5 coil pack is the culprit.
New one arrives tomorrow so we should be back to full health again.
Daz
by Daz
Sun 13 Mar, 2016 19:19
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Charlotte not very well
Replies: 10
Views: 1789

Re: Charlotte not very well

Thanks so much for you advice and experiences, all very much appreciated. I will let you know what happens when I get chance to check the coils etc.

I actually rather like the Audi Quattro like sound track but will be very happy when its all sorted.

Daz
by Daz
Sat 12 Mar, 2016 21:21
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Charlotte not very well
Replies: 10
Views: 1789

Re: Charlotte not very well

Gazza,
thanks for that I will try it tomorrow.
Regards
Daz
by Daz
Sat 12 Mar, 2016 20:44
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Charlotte not very well
Replies: 10
Views: 1789

Charlotte not very well

Charlotte has been laid up over the winter and this evening has developed a worrying problem. She has been started and run up to temperature every couple of weeks but not taken out since October always started instantly and run as sweet as the proverbial. This morning I took her out of the garage to...
by Daz
Sat 01 Aug, 2015 11:19
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Charlotte
Replies: 61
Views: 7163

Re: Charlotte

Lets see if I can manage to post some pics... http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/darrentl/IMG_1322_zpstbiffpp1.jpg http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/darrentl/IMG_1321_zpsnhvwl7yn.jpg http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/darrentl/IMG_1319_zps2wyyobub.jpg http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k...
by Daz
Sat 01 Aug, 2015 09:51
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Charlotte
Replies: 61
Views: 7163

Re: Charlotte

Hi Alan,

I have Schnitzer type III Racing split rims and asked Lepsons to give the outer rims as high gloss finish as they could. It was expensive at arounf £720 all in but the results are amazing and should be pretty durable too.

Will try to post some pictures.

Regards,

Daz
by Daz
Wed 15 Jul, 2015 12:53
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Charlotte
Replies: 61
Views: 7163

Re: Charlotte

Hi all ///M Roadster fans, quick Charlotte update.... Front end respray - check. very pleased with the job that Hillside Coachworks in Knockholt did. Wheel refurb - check (bloody expensive but worth it). Lepsons in Gillingham did the honours. New steering wheel - check. Decided to go for a re-covere...
by Daz
Sun 01 Mar, 2015 22:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218305

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A re-covered steering wheel from http://royalsteeringwheels.com/ Alcantara top & bottom and perforated Nappa on the sides. PLUS and Alcantara gear gaiter. Both with ///M Coloured stitching. Very pleased with both, the workmanship is exceptional, and Jack is a very nice bloke too! Very pleased indeed...
by Daz
Mon 16 Feb, 2015 20:45
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Warning lights came on 100 yards before MOT!
Replies: 9
Views: 1299

Re: Warning lights came on 100 yards before MOT!

Tyres are fine - it's booked in tomorrow so will let you know how it goes. Need it sorting and re-testing pronto as I'm off to Aylesbury on Saturday to have a new Alcantara/perforated leather steering wheel fitted and pick up a new gear gaiter (can't wait). Thanks for the guidance guys - appreciated...
by Daz
Sun 15 Feb, 2015 21:29
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Warning lights came on 100 yards before MOT!
Replies: 9
Views: 1299

Re: Warning lights came on 100 yards before MOT!

Thanks -Sounds logical, could it have anything to do with an occasionally sticking rear brake caliper?
D
by Daz
Sun 15 Feb, 2015 18:10
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Warning lights came on 100 yards before MOT!
Replies: 9
Views: 1299

Warning lights came on 100 yards before MOT!

Just took Charlotte to be MOT'd and literally 100 yards from the testing station the ABS, DSC and Low Tyre pressure lights all came on yellow - immediate fail! Booked in for a re-test and started to drive home and they all went off! Whoopee thought me, just re-test and job done..... not so, just che...
by Daz
Sun 05 Oct, 2014 00:48
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Charlotte
Replies: 61
Views: 7163

Re: Charlotte

You may be pleased to know that Charlotte is getting some proper treatment at this very moment. A front end respray followed by a comprehensive detail and total wheel refurb should bring her back to where she deserves to be. Next will be a raid steering wheel (following Jontt's instructions to the l...
by Daz
Thu 24 Apr, 2014 21:46
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014 CRUISE ON
Replies: 63
Views: 7725

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Hi, Hels and I may bring Charlotte along at some point. At the very least we will pop into the Crown Point as we only live round the corner in Wrotham. Came across a couple of you last year leaving the CP and was disappointed that we had missed all the fun! Regards, Daz & Charlotte (Imola Z3M with l...
by Daz
Thu 24 Apr, 2014 21:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Imola s54 z3m for sale
Replies: 47
Views: 4194

Re: Imola s54 z3m for sale

Great to see the prices holding up so well despite the fact that I have absolutely no intention of selling Charlotte! Unfortunate about the colour of the rims, however I suppose I am not qualified to comment having Schnitzers fitted. If the new owner shows up on here, I would definitely make the eff...
by Daz
Wed 01 May, 2013 17:20
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Charlotte
Replies: 61
Views: 7163

Re: Charlotte

Unfortunately not, however the longer the sun shines, the more likley we will get the opportunity to meet up!
by Daz
Tue 30 Apr, 2013 16:16
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Charlotte
Replies: 61
Views: 7163

Re: Charlotte

Hi Guys and Gals, just found this thread after a bit of an absence from the board. You will be pleased to know that Charlotte is still safe in my hands and I have no intention or desire to let her go at all. She has a very comfortable double garage to herself, much to my wife, Helen's annoyance. I a...
by Daz
Sun 21 Apr, 2013 18:43
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Kent Cruise Sunday 21st April
Replies: 20
Views: 5874

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 21st April

That was a coincidence,me pulling out in the middle of you whilst you were leaving the Crown Point! We were the ed M which followed you through the lanes of Ightham before turning off to head for home. Loving the two Zeds we were following but seemed to lose the silver one unless he was off in a dif...
by Daz
Thu 22 Apr, 2010 21:33
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Refurbing / chroming 3 piece wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Refurbing / chroming 3 piece wheels

I had my Schnitzer type III racing wheels refurbished about 2 years ago and was initially very pleased with the job. Over the winter, the outer rims which are lacquered are starting to get a bit grubby again. It seems damp/moisture has got under the lacquer and white marks have started to appear. I ...
by Daz
Wed 27 Jan, 2010 21:47
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: taking the zm out tomorrow first time since early october
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Took Charlotte out for a quick spin in Sunday afternoon as she hasn't turned a wheel since the middle of October.

Chose the roads very carefully as there are so many pot-holes around after the snow we had.
by Daz
Sat 31 Oct, 2009 16:59
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 M Roadster Census - Please help
Replies: 185
Views: 54134

I think that makes Charlotte 53 of 73 I think.
by Daz
Tue 27 Oct, 2009 22:03
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: How many miles has your Z3m S54 done?
Replies: 31
Views: 2555

Charlotte is now up to about 38,500
by Daz
Fri 09 Oct, 2009 22:38
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal
Replies: 661
Views: 167422

Looking absolutely great, makes me feel guilty for neglecting Charlotte. Out hooning 2 weeks ago and due another on Sunday with a quick wash n wax in between. Still she gets used as she should be. Jon we really should get arrange a meet - perhaps mid way between kent and oop North sooner rather than...
by Daz
Sat 12 Sep, 2009 09:08
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal
Replies: 661
Views: 167422

Charlotte does have the 83mm pipes, front and rear struts but not sure about a third to make a trio.

If Giles is around, maybe he will be able to clarify.

May learn something new today- cool!

Daz
by Daz
Tue 08 Sep, 2009 22:12
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal
Replies: 661
Views: 167422

A couple of fairly recent pics of Charlotte another of the triplets! http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/darrentl/Charlotte/DSC01781.jpg http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/darrentl/Charlotte/P1010009.jpg http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/darrentl/Charlotte/P1010013.jpg Regards, Daz
by Daz
Tue 08 Sep, 2009 22:08
Forum: Test track
Topic: test
Replies: 0
Views: 510

test

Image
by Daz
Mon 07 Sep, 2009 21:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: What do you reckon S54????
Replies: 83
Views: 5908

Up for that - follow up article maybe?

Daz
by Daz
Sat 05 Sep, 2009 18:44
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: What do you reckon S54????
Replies: 83
Views: 5908

Hey Tilly, any chance of sending me the Imola trio article as I am the proud owner of Charlotte, the third in the group.

Regards,

Daz
by Daz
Tue 28 Apr, 2009 19:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Charlotte For Sale
Replies: 16
Views: 2803

Hi folks, yes I still own Charlotte and intend to for a long time! Have taken her to several Pistonheads hoons and meets around Kent, Essex and Sussex, and have booked our place at Dunsfold on the 18th - promises to be a really cool day out - maybe see some of you there. There was some great motors ...
by Daz
Thu 22 May, 2008 18:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone tried this mod...
Replies: 17
Views: 1681

have done this mod twice now and it does make quite a difference - really pushes you back into the seat.

It can create a little pressure under your thighs if you tend to have your seat further back.

I've had no problems with seat rattles or creaks at all.

Daz
by Daz
Fri 14 Mar, 2008 08:15
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 Phoenix Yellow on Pistonheads
Replies: 37
Views: 3918

Considered a Phoenix on sale in Inverness before buying Charlotte. The dealer said it had no options at all(not that many were available) and was in superb condition, however - asked him to send some pics of the wheels and they were in a terrible state. He was prepared to do a deal though. Seem to r...
by Daz
Wed 30 Jan, 2008 22:51
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: What Have u Done to your Z this past 7 days ?
Replies: 46
Views: 2127

Reversed it out of the garage, fitted 3 refurbished alloys, broke the last locking wheel nut, swore a lot, admired the three good wheels, drove back into the garage, called a mobile mechanic who will hopefully remove the last wheel and nut on Friday. Couldn't enjoy the wonderful weekend weather - bo...
by Daz
Wed 30 Jan, 2008 22:24
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: What Have u Done to your Z this past 7 days ?
Replies: 46
Views: 2127

Reversed it out of the garage, fitted 3 refurbished alloys, broke the last locking wheel nut, swore a lot, admired the three good wheels, drove back into the garage, called a mobile mechanic who will hopefully remove the last wheel and nut on Friday. Couldn't enjoy the wonderful weekend weather - bo...
by Daz
Tue 15 Jan, 2008 07:38
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Zed Crowd....Kent & Sussex Run
Replies: 93
Views: 8089

Definitely up for it - missed Sunday's run as returning from holiday.

Daz
Kent
by Daz
Sat 17 Nov, 2007 11:18
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: She's Home!!!! My new pride & joy pictures
Replies: 31
Views: 2953

Left Whitefield years ago to go to college in Brighton so its changed massively since I lived there. My old school (Stand Grammar) is now a load of apartments too.

My Dad's house overlooks Springwater Park so I used to spend most of my time down there - surprised they havent "apartmented" that too.
by Daz
Thu 15 Nov, 2007 22:58
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: She's Home!!!! My new pride & joy pictures
Replies: 31
Views: 2953

Hey Dino, I was brought up in Whitefield and my Dad still lives there. Havent visited for a while though.

I now enjoy the tropical climate down here in Kent.

Used to spend a lot of under age drinking time in the Bull near the junction of Raggy New Road and Bury Old Road is it still there?

Daz
by Daz
Sat 10 Nov, 2007 15:35
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Nightmare day messing with wheels......
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Nightmare day messing with wheels......

Just tried to swap my AC wheels with some M3 wheels so i can get the ACs refurbished. Rears fit but fronts dont, not a great problem, just need some spacers then all will be fine. :? Tried to put the car in the garage and the rears (I think) lock after 2/3rds of a turn. :shock: OK will swap rears ba...
by Daz
Tue 23 Oct, 2007 07:46
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Private Plate
Replies: 19
Views: 3028

Before I bought Charlotte, I was looking for a cool plate and found that S54MMM was available (dont think it is now though) and MM52MMM is still around for a fairly good price £595.

Personally think they are both better than those in the poll.

Daz
by Daz
Mon 15 Oct, 2007 17:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Temporary set of wheels for ///M wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 1227

Rags,
Didnt you say they had been sold?
Daz
by Daz
Thu 11 Oct, 2007 17:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Temporary set of wheels for ///M wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 1227

Temporary set of wheels for ///M wanted

Looking to buy a set of wheels for my ///M whilst I have mine refurbished. Will probably sell them on afterwards.

Anyone have any going?

Best Regards

Daz
by Daz
Mon 08 Oct, 2007 22:24
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My 'Crimson Tide' inspired Imola Red Z3M at last!
Replies: 22
Views: 3206

Looks a little less crimson than Charlotte, however that may just be the light/camera.

What make is the diffuser, I quite like that!

Daz
by Daz
Sat 29 Sep, 2007 18:24
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: One of the last S54's???
Replies: 89
Views: 9458

Rare colour it appears and produced just 2 cars before Charlotte!

Hopefully they will post a pic before too long.

If my other half would agree, I would have that one as well and start a collection....Cosmos next please!!

Daz
by Daz
Sat 29 Sep, 2007 18:24
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: One of the last S54's???
Replies: 89
Views: 9458

Rare colour it appears and produced just 2 cars before Charlotte!

Hopefully they will post a pic before too long.

If my other half would agree, I would have that one as well and start a collection....Cosmos next please!!

Daz
by Daz
Sun 16 Sep, 2007 19:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: finally pictures with angel eyes
Replies: 35
Views: 1998

How easy did you find it fitting them? About to make the purchase but debating whether to get them fitted or not.

I a pretty handy but don't want to wreck the lights!

Best Regards

Daz
by Daz
Thu 09 Aug, 2007 18:34
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: BMWCC Gaydon 5th August
Replies: 32
Views: 2748

Yeah, like the steering wheel. Have just been quoted £1000+ for a schnitzer wheel which is very hard to justify!!

Anyone know the details of the one in the pic with the CSL?

Best Regards

Daz
by Daz
Mon 06 Aug, 2007 19:42
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Schnitzer dust caps stolen!!
Replies: 4
Views: 620

thanks pierrez1, I took a trip to my local dealer who found them in a Schnitzer brochure, however when they arrived they turned out to be the valves with normal dust cap on them.

They are going to contact Schnitzer for me so I will be keeping my fingers crossed.

Best regards

Daz
by Daz
Wed 01 Aug, 2007 21:29
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Schnitzer dust caps stolen!!
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Schnitzer dust caps stolen!!

Some low life has nicked the dust caps off my wheels. The flippin car is hardly ever left anywhere either!

If anyone knows where I can get some replacements I would be very grateful.

They are Scnitzer Type III two piece wheels.

Cheers all.

Daz
by Daz
Fri 13 Jul, 2007 18:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How many have you had?
Replies: 34
Views: 1361

Had an S50 ///M from 1998 to 2004 and have now had an S54 for nearly 3 months.

Daz
by Daz
Sat 07 Jul, 2007 12:09
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Dakar Z3 spotted in Comp, Kent
Replies: 0
Views: 335

Dakar Z3 spotted in Comp, Kent

Just spotted a Dakar Z3 with the Reg ****AD passing in front of my house in the midst of the Kent countryside. Good to see they were enjoying the sun, top down! Just about to give Charlotte a good polish and then we're off to St. Albans then to Twickenham tomorrow to see Genesis. Will just about hav...
by Daz
Sun 01 Jul, 2007 10:29
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Schnitzer steering wheel for ///M?
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Cheers Dan, I did have a look but must have overlooked it in the brochure.

Looks like I will be in contact with the local stealer tomorrow!

Best Regards

Daz
by Daz
Sun 01 Jul, 2007 09:57
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Schnitzer steering wheel for ///M?
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Schnitzer steering wheel for ///M?

Does anyone know if there is a Schnitzer steering wheel available for the ///M? I have often thought that the wheel has a very hard and dare I say it cheap feel to it compared to the rest of the car. The wheel on our 330Cd is much more tactile and also feels a little more 'racy' if that is possible....