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by Phil
Sat 05 Aug, 2017 14:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Alpina V8 4.7l For sale
Replies: 4
Views: 742

Re: Z1 Alpina V8 4.7l For sale

Is that really an Alpina? There are lots of non Alpina bits.
by Phil
Mon 08 May, 2017 09:41
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: An S54 M Roadster for sale?
Replies: 20
Views: 2402

Re: An S54 M Roadster for sale?

It's gone. I accepted less than 16k for it but just wanted to sort things out quickly and easily. I knew it was worth a lot more but couldn't be bothered with the hassle of selling privately. It'll be interesting to see whether it goes for 27k. There is a rather nice Z4M going for 18k which I was sl...
by Phil
Wed 26 Apr, 2017 18:02
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Said Goodbye to the M
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Said Goodbye to the M

We waved goodbye to our M Roadster this morning. Very sad and someone is eventually going to get a super car. But we brought home a stunning looking Alpina B3S Biturbo cabrio. Took it out briefly and it is everything I hoped it would be. I'll be going through my bits and pieces soon and will have lo...
by Phil
Fri 14 Apr, 2017 21:03
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: An S54 M Roadster for sale?
Replies: 20
Views: 2402

Re: An S54 M Roadster for sale?

It's still with us and we'll shed a tear when we take it in but it's an old warhorse and the new one will add another dimension to our driving.
by Phil
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 21:43
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: An S54 M Roadster for sale?
Replies: 20
Views: 2402

Re: An S54 M Roadster for sale?

A sad day in many ways as we had the car for 13 years but it just seemed the right time to move on. I had been tentatively looking for a rather more conservative car but still a convertible. So I've traded it for an Alpina B3S BT cabrio. 395bhp and capable of 186mph. I'd say that's conservative :) h...
by Phil
Tue 11 Apr, 2017 16:22
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: An S54 M Roadster for sale?
Replies: 20
Views: 2402

Re: An S54 M Roadster for sale?

I'd be looking for around £16,000 for a quick sale.
by Phil
Tue 11 Apr, 2017 09:46
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: An S54 M Roadster for sale?
Replies: 20
Views: 2402

An S54 M Roadster for sale?

I'm toying with the idea of selling my car and buying something different. Before I go the part ex route I'll happily sell it to someone on here if anyone wants to buy a totally original car that's got 89000 miles on it. It's Sapphire Black with a red and black interior and has a red roof. It was th...
by Phil
Fri 09 Dec, 2016 20:23
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Poll - Are you a BMWCC Member ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1918

Re: Are you a BMWCC Member ?

I am.
by Phil
Thu 03 Nov, 2016 16:15
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Black M at Hatton Country World
Replies: 0
Views: 305

Black M at Hatton Country World

Around noon today a black M passed a group of cyclists near the entrance to Hatton Country World. Anyone on here?
by Phil
Fri 30 Sep, 2016 15:22
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: anyone thinking of selling?
Replies: 6
Views: 1057

Re: anyone thinking of selling?

Everything has a price!!! How much? My S54 Sapphire Black, totally original, well known, well documented, treasured etc etc
by Phil
Mon 01 Aug, 2016 17:44
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 for sale at Silverstone Auction
Replies: 2
Views: 866

Re: S54 for sale at Silverstone Auction

It remained unsold.
by Phil
Mon 01 Aug, 2016 10:41
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 for sale at Silverstone Auction
Replies: 2
Views: 866

S54 for sale at Silverstone Auction

A low mileage Phoenix Yellow was up for auction. If the link works is on page 135


https://issuu.com/silverstoneauctions/d ... ale_28th_t
by Phil
Sat 02 Jul, 2016 18:23
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Anybody seen a bra up close?
Replies: 15
Views: 1731

Re: Anybody seen a bra up close?

I've seen one fitted - they spoil the look of the car.
by Phil
Tue 26 Apr, 2016 10:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What is parts availability like for the Alpina cars?
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: What is parts availability like for the Alpina cars?

Modern Alpinas have 2 vin numbers so using the BMW one will not, necessarily, tell you what is on the car.
by Phil
Mon 25 Apr, 2016 17:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What is parts availability like for the Alpina cars?
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: What is parts availability like for the Alpina cars?

Suggest you go to the Alpina forum

http://thealpinaregister.com/forums/index.php

Not only will you get the answers but will probably find out about the car you want to buy.

We have a D3 BT as well as the M Roadster and that forum is very similar to this one except for Alpinas.
by Phil
Wed 27 Jan, 2016 16:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: leaking soft top
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Re: leaking soft top

Same problem but noticed that the 2 handles that lock the front of the hood in place weren't as tight as previous. A quick fix but I took it to my local independent, Autokraft, Earlswood and they sorted it very quickly and better still didn't charge me. All our BMs go there for service and I always ...
by Phil
Sun 17 Jan, 2016 15:07
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Sad news - JR
Replies: 15
Views: 2534

Re: Sad news - JR

Err Gary --- the funerals Wednesday. I know you are travelling up on Tuesday but it's Wednesday just in case anyone else wants to attend.
by Phil
Sun 20 Dec, 2015 16:29
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Sad news - JR
Replies: 15
Views: 2534

Sad news - JR

I have just been informed that John Rowley (JR) passed away this afternoon. He had been suffering from bladder cancer but seemed to be on the mend but in October had a stroke and it was discovered he had a brain tumour. A few of us visited him at home last Wednesday and he was very poorly but this a...
by Phil
Mon 09 Nov, 2015 19:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Heritage Motor Center
Replies: 10
Views: 936

Re: Heritage Motor Center

The other museum worth considering is the Coventry Museum.

http://www.transport-museum.com/
by Phil
Tue 22 Sep, 2015 15:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale
Replies: 35
Views: 4427

Re: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale

Thanks for the update. Great bit of news.
by Phil
Fri 17 Jul, 2015 10:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale
Replies: 35
Views: 4427

Re: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale

Munich Legends know lots about Zeds.
by Phil
Tue 26 May, 2015 09:20
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M Roadster S54 for sale?
Replies: 47
Views: 4914

Re: Z3M Roadster S54 for sale?

Extract from the Auction site -


Registration: GY51 AJO

Chassis Number: WBSCL92040LB64027

Engine Number: 60662528

Number of cylinders: 6

CC: 3246

Year of Manufacture: 2001

Estimate (£): 18,000 - 22,000

Sold for (£): 19,690
by Phil
Thu 14 May, 2015 10:11
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bertiejaffa's ///M
Replies: 63
Views: 11491

Re: Bertiejaffa's ///M

There are 2 kinds of buyer.... 1. I only want a good car which is 100% OEM etcetc.. 2. I want a good car with " individual style"........ This might include good after market body kit, wheels etc etc... If BMW had offered "optional" bumpers, skirts etc etc at the time the Z3 was launched, I imagine...
by Phil
Wed 29 Apr, 2015 12:02
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Duxford Spring Car Show 03/05/15
Replies: 91
Views: 13866

Re: Duxford Spring Car Show 03/05/15

Thanks for your help everyone.
by Phil
Mon 27 Apr, 2015 21:22
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Duxford Spring Car Show 03/05/15
Replies: 91
Views: 13866

Re: Duxford Spring Car Show 03/05/15

I've been asked by the BMW Car Club if there are any volunteers to help marshall on this event. It needs someone who can arrange all the Zs - any helpers? Is this for those that have registered though BMWCC? Russ59 from the Z4-forum has arranged for a separate Z3/Z4 Group independent of BMWCC - det...
by Phil
Mon 27 Apr, 2015 18:00
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Duxford Spring Car Show 03/05/15
Replies: 91
Views: 13866

Re: Duxford Spring Car Show 03/05/15

I've been asked by the BMW Car Club if there are any volunteers to help marshall on this event. It needs someone who can arrange all the Zs - any helpers?
by Phil
Mon 27 Apr, 2015 17:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 7101

Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

I had my red hood replaced a couple of years ago. It was supplied by BMW by the original German manufacturer and took about 16 weeks to be delivered having to be specially made. I then had it fitted by the BMW fitter who was independent of the dealer and the cost of that was around £250. The hood wa...
by Phil
Fri 24 Apr, 2015 17:37
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Insuring a Z3M, an appreciating asset.
Replies: 23
Views: 2824

Re: Insuring a Z3M, an appreciating asset.

My renewal was April 1st and it made no difference what value I put on the car. Originally I put £10k and then asked what difference it made to the premium if I revised up to £23k. The answer was zero. So my valuation is now £23k. If it's not a guaranteed value it means Jack. You will get what THEY...
by Phil
Fri 24 Apr, 2015 14:26
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Insuring a Z3M, an appreciating asset.
Replies: 23
Views: 2824

Re: Insuring a Z3M, an appreciating asset.

My renewal was April 1st and it made no difference what value I put on the car. Originally I put £10k and then asked what difference it made to the premium if I revised up to £23k. The answer was zero. So my valuation is now £23k.
by Phil
Sat 11 Apr, 2015 16:18
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: How much for a good full respray?
Replies: 19
Views: 2392

Re: How much for a good full respray?

There is quality and there is QUALITY. I had the front bumper resprayed on our Alpina just a few weeks ago by a BMW approved body shop that resprayed my M some years ago. They reckon around £400 per panel so that's about 10 panels - bonnet, boot,2 doors, 2 wings, 2 rears, 2 bumpers - so around £4000...
by Phil
Sat 28 Feb, 2015 21:34
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Hamann Z3M
Replies: 14
Views: 1673

Re: Hamann Z3M

Its Graham's car. Been around for ages and a regular on some of the jaunts.
by Phil
Mon 23 Feb, 2015 19:43
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 Vanos
Replies: 24
Views: 2939

Re: S54 Vanos

The bolts issue wasn't vanos. It was to do with the cylinders and if one went it would more than likely blow a hole in the engine. It was about £7500 to replace/repair from memory. The phoenix yellow one owned by the dearly departed Neil had one go. He took some photos of the destroyed engine - inte...
by Phil
Mon 23 Feb, 2015 16:35
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 Vanos
Replies: 24
Views: 2939

Re: S54 Vanos

Without trawling through numerous threads over the years and to keep things simple and as a generalisation the S50 has the vanos issues and the S54 had the bolts issue. The E46 M3s were recalled but the M Roadsters weren't. The faulty bolts were traced to a batch of engines made in a 6 week period w...
by Phil
Mon 02 Feb, 2015 14:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.8 change of wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 764

Re: 2.8 change of wheels

by Phil
Sat 03 Jan, 2015 20:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW 3.0i Z3
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: BMW 3.0i Z3

http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showt ... on-Numbers

This might be for US cars only but it might help Go down the thread and you'll find the list.
by Phil
Mon 13 Oct, 2014 17:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Will This Fit?
Replies: 8
Views: 898

Re: Will This Fit?

Rafolian wrote:One from an E36 compact might fit, as that is the floor pan and suspension the Z3 is based on.

Are you sure?
by Phil
Wed 24 Sep, 2014 19:49
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Matching Tyres on 1999 S50 M Roadster?
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: Matching Tyres on 1999 S50 M Roadster?

I would agree with Mike123 and not mix brands. I had terrible problems when I mixed Michelin with Eagle F1s some years ago.
Our cars are very sensitive to tyres and tyre pressures.
by Phil
Tue 23 Sep, 2014 16:33
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Picked up the new S54, and a few photos
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: Picked up the new S54, and a few photos

Lovely car - enjoy.
by Phil
Sun 21 Sep, 2014 20:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Undervalued?
Replies: 37
Views: 6073

Re: Undervalued?

At Sytners in Nottingham today they had an S50 M Coupe for sale at a whisker under £31000
Excellent condition and low mileage but £31000 - wow.
They recently sold one at £34000 and another for just under £40000
by Phil
Thu 18 Sep, 2014 18:20
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Anyone know this S54 ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1861

Re: Anyone know this S54 ?

Welcome indeed. I bet Alfie will be pleased with the appearance of another Imola.
by Phil
Fri 15 Aug, 2014 16:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Nurburgring
Replies: 25
Views: 3368

Re: Nurburgring

Take great care. Best get there early ie as it opens when its quiet. Check tyre pressures, oil etc but don't go out as if you are a racing driver. The circuit has virtually no run offs, there are lots of adverse camber and blind bends. Other cars and bikes will be going very fast regardless of how f...
by Phil
Sat 09 Aug, 2014 15:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Which automatic transmission fluid
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Which automatic transmission fluid

Copied and pasted this if it helps. Important! Please observe repair instruction. Check gearbox oil grade 02 Fluid filter kit, autom. transmission VALUE LINE 1 24152333824 Only valid inside the US market 03 ATF Dexron VI 1L ? 83222163514 Important! Oil adjustment as per repair instructions required....
by Phil
Mon 28 Jul, 2014 16:00
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Silverstone Classic 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3268

Re: Silverstone Classic 2014

Spare a moment for this tragedy at the event.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-no ... e-28524679
by Phil
Mon 21 Jul, 2014 14:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: A few pics from the France trip
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: A few pics from the France trip

Phil; If you are doing Loire visit us at La Gacilly in Morbihan - a nice drive into south east brittany and go for a trip on out boats http://www.day-boats.com. You can combine with a trip to Loudeac motor museum as well We are staying at Fontevraud near Saumur and then moving onto Cangey near Chau...
by Phil
Sun 20 Jul, 2014 20:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: A few pics from the France trip
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: A few pics from the France trip

Some great pictures.
We are off to France at the end of August and doing Honfleur and the Loire. Great part of France, one of our favourites.
by Phil
Tue 15 Jul, 2014 18:12
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M S50 died this morning
Replies: 22
Views: 3509

Re: Z3M S50 died this morning

I've have 2 new hoods supplied and fitted as goodwill gestures in the past because of wear lines. Both without warranty.
So I cant complain. Our cars are very old now and a lot have been abused. So can't blame the manufacturer all the time.
by Phil
Sun 13 Jul, 2014 17:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel colours
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Wheel colours

The S50 has Chromeline finish and the S54 Shadowchrome.
by Phil
Mon 07 Jul, 2014 18:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 3.0 road test articles
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: Z3 3.0 road test articles

4.3sec to 60 - no way. Not even an M is that quick unless it had some serious modification.
by Phil
Mon 30 Jun, 2014 17:30
Forum: Better Driving
Topic: Hardknott Pass
Replies: 8
Views: 2104

Re: Hardknott Pass

We had an annual Z event in the Lake District in the early years and did those passes every time. I think 22 Zs was the most we had on the drive. Anyone else remember these weekends?