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by Alfie
Wed 28 Jun, 2017 10:57
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: London congestion charges
Replies: 11
Views: 1015

Re: London congestion charges

RED puts out less CO2 in a year than an average mileage Prius, yet the VED is many times more.
The system is completely cocked...

Oh, and RED has never been in the Congestion Tax Zone and hopefully never will.

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by Alfie
Sun 18 Jun, 2017 23:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Roadster
Replies: 17
Views: 1658

Re: Z3M Roadster

Rory4711 wrote:
Fri 16 Jun, 2017 19:42
Thanks Gazza; I believe I've successfully sent the pm.
Yep... :D
by Alfie
Fri 16 Jun, 2017 16:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Roadster
Replies: 17
Views: 1658

Re: Z3M Roadster

Nearly 20 years old and looks as good as new! Lovely.
Just shows how well built these cars are and how great they can look with a little TLC.
Seems like a real bargain at that price.
GLWTS.

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by Alfie
Fri 16 Jun, 2017 16:34
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 16
Views: 1284

Re: Tyres

I used to use GY Eagle F1 GSD3 which were pretty good although discontinued some time ago. So last change I did a lot of reading and decided to try out Vredestein Ultrac Sessantas which are mid-priced and had rave reviews. These tyres are just brilliant! RED hasn't put a foot wrong with these rubber...
by Alfie
Tue 09 May, 2017 11:09
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: My favourite BMW ever...
Replies: 0
Views: 502

My favourite BMW ever...

Slightly out of my price range, but hey, I can dream!

Story from The Telegraph 1
Story from The Telegraph 2

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by Alfie
Tue 09 May, 2017 10:43
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: An S54 M Roadster for sale?
Replies: 20
Views: 2140

Re: An S54 M Roadster for sale?

Blimey! They must've chewed your hand off Phil.
Talk about making a fast buck!
I have no doubt that it will sell for something very near that price.
Hope they give you a good deal next time you go shopping there.

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by Alfie
Tue 25 Apr, 2017 21:53
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: An S54 M Roadster for sale?
Replies: 20
Views: 2140

Re: An S54 M Roadster for sale?

And that 'Old Warhorse' has certainly seen some action!
A sad day indeed.... :cry:

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by Alfie
Sun 05 Feb, 2017 22:08
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal
Replies: 661
Views: 165062

Re: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal

:shock: :shock: :shock:
:shake: :shake: :shake:
:bawl: :bawl: :bawl:

Sometimes, emoticons are the best method of communication....

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by Alfie
Wed 30 Nov, 2016 00:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Getting lower every year.....probably?
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: Getting lower every year.....probably?

But if you click on 'Derivative' 'Z3', it comes up with 12,358.
A bit more realistic maybe?

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by Alfie
Tue 29 Nov, 2016 19:50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Needless ritual?
Replies: 23
Views: 1686

Re: Needless ritual?

Oil temp in an ///M engine must reach 80deg before going past 3k rpm. It's the LAW...! :shock:

As I understand it, this is to make sure that the VANOS has a full supply of warmed oil before it gets a hammering.
That's why our S50s and S54s have oil temp gauges....

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by Alfie
Fri 09 Sep, 2016 14:12
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Free M Suspension Parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Re: Free M Suspension Parts

Don'tcha just love this site? 8-)
Thanks all for your knowledge and input.
:thumb:

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by Alfie
Tue 06 Sep, 2016 23:34
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Free M Suspension Parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Re: Free M Suspension Parts

Alfie. You know that S50 and S54 front suspension is different, don't you? Thanks Gary, yeah, it's actually the rear springs I need, but can't seem to find confirmation that these S50 ones are identical to mine. :rtm: Si reckons they'll fit, but they're a bit softer. Not really what I want, but OEM...
by Alfie
Sat 03 Sep, 2016 12:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Free M Suspension Parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Re: Free M Suspension Parts

Hi. You have pm. A.
by Alfie
Mon 15 Aug, 2016 22:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M S54 ROADSTER FOR SALE ON EBAY!
Replies: 1
Views: 532

Re: Z3M S54 ROADSTER FOR SALE ON EBAY!

Looks like a l'il stunna! Definitely an example to be grabbed and cherished. 8-) Not sure about the Alpina rims... :puzzle: especially 19" which I imagine would make the handling pretty atrocious, but the original Roadstars are included so the successful buyer could flog the Alpinas and get a few qu...
by Alfie
Fri 12 Aug, 2016 20:51
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M in winter
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: Z3M in winter

Move south?
:squeeze:
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by Alfie
Tue 02 Aug, 2016 18:35
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Thinking about an M again
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Re: Thinking about an M again

I have a Z4M coupe already - as well as a Z4 roadster, 135i and Z3 3 litre Sport. Now that's just plain greedy....! It took me 18 months of trawling the entire country every day on the 'net to find RED, and incredibly she turned up at my local dealer! And of course, worth every minute spent slaving...
by Alfie
Sun 17 Jul, 2016 13:21
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Lucky escape
Replies: 10
Views: 1068

Re: Lucky escape

With an ///M (ie: no spare of any kind), the best insurance is AA Relay or similar. So long as you've got mobile signal, you'll be ok. I wouldn't waste my time using the sealant spray because it only works on punctures that would probably be repairable, but using it (as far as I'm aware) ruins the t...
by Alfie
Tue 28 Jun, 2016 01:29
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: The Much Bigger Than DTEC Tour 2018 (or later)
Replies: 6
Views: 952

Re: The Much Bigger Than DTEC Tour 2018 (or later)

Chuffin' crackpot.... :clown: :joker:
Luv it!

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by Alfie
Thu 26 May, 2016 00:28
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 7433

Re: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video

:drive :cheers :thumb:
by Alfie
Sun 08 May, 2016 01:14
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video
Replies: 67
Views: 7433

Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

So when is day 5 exactly?
I might be able to 'unofficially' tag on the end as you waft through Dorset.... :D
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by Alfie
Tue 15 Mar, 2016 11:17
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Charlotte not very well
Replies: 10
Views: 1698

Re: Charlotte not very well

Had a similar problem with RED some years ago whilst still under BMW warranty. Engine went into limp mode on the way to work one morning, coughing, spluttering and powerless, but just about managed to get there. The very nice man from BMW Assist came out and diagnosed a faulty coil pack. He explaine...
by Alfie
Wed 09 Mar, 2016 21:56
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Iain Green - Rotorz
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Iain Green - Rotorz

Sorry to have to tell you that Iain Green (Rotorz) passed away suddenly whilst at work yesterday, Tuesday 8th March. At the moment, I'm not sure of the cause. Iain was the very proud owner of an Interlagos Z4M which he kept until late 2009. He wasn't a prolific poster on here but was frequently seen...
by Alfie
Fri 12 Feb, 2016 19:19
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Turn Good Friday into Great Friday
Replies: 10
Views: 1607

Re: Turn Good Friday into Great Friday

Hey mate...!
Good to hear from you.

So if you're arranging two consecutive days out, does that mean a stop over in between???

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by Alfie
Thu 11 Feb, 2016 23:25
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Folding Garage or...........?
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Re: Folding Garage or...........?

Graham (BIG MR P) uses a Carcoon and always sings its praises. Just take a look at his ///MR S50 and you can see why! RED is currently in a garage that has an end panel missing, so it's little more than a car port. It's not wet in there, but not exactly dry either, so I'm thinking of investing in on...
by Alfie
Thu 11 Feb, 2016 23:04
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Turn Good Friday into Great Friday
Replies: 10
Views: 1607

Re: Turn Good Friday into Great Friday

Who?
by Alfie
Tue 22 Dec, 2015 11:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Build a Z3 for Christmas
Replies: 13
Views: 1533

Re: Build a Z3 for Christmas

John Wilson wrote:Alright, as its Christmas, heres a red one
:squeeze:

Cheers!
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by Alfie
Tue 22 Dec, 2015 11:24
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Sad news - JR
Replies: 15
Views: 2391

Re: Sad news - JR

Such a sad loss.
We're so glad that we managed to spend a couple of hours with JR last week.
It was an honour and a real pleasure to have known him.

Our thoughts are with Jean, Wendy and his family.

Alfie and Di.

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by Alfie
Fri 18 Dec, 2015 11:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Build a Z3 for Christmas
Replies: 13
Views: 1533

Re: Build a Z3 for Christmas

Excellent! :D
Can I have a RED one please?

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by Alfie
Fri 18 Dec, 2015 11:39
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 M Roadster - what are the lowest mileage ones out there?
Replies: 10
Views: 1858

Re: S54 M Roadster - what are the lowest mileage ones out th

RED recently turned 65k.
Low, but no cigar....

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by Alfie
Mon 23 Nov, 2015 00:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anybody want to buy my Z3 3.0
Replies: 53
Views: 4507

Re: Anybody want

:idea:
Take the bike to the dump.
Sell the boat.
Go on holiday in the ZED.
Simples!
:squeeze:

GLWTS

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by Alfie
Sat 14 Nov, 2015 18:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone else SORN for winter?
Replies: 13
Views: 1226

Re: Anyone else SORN for winter?

With the new road tax regulations and paying monthly, it's really easy to SORN / UNSORN online on a monthly basis.
But to be cost effective, (ie: to work the system to best advantage) you just have to make sure you SORN at the end of the month.

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by Alfie
Sat 17 Oct, 2015 16:56
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: 'Recent Topics' Scrolling Screen
Replies: 11
Views: 2342

Re: 'Recent Topics' Scrolling Screen

Excellent feature.
Easy to use and a great way of ensuring you keep up with current posts.
Pretty much the only way I browse this site.

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by Alfie
Tue 13 Oct, 2015 18:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: After market S?S Roll Bar
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: After market S?S Roll Bar

Hi Geoff.

Please remember that the type of hoops with the bar joining them are purely cosmetic. They will offer no protection whatsoever in the event of a roll....

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by Alfie
Thu 08 Oct, 2015 00:30
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Dunno if anyone remembers my cruises round Huntingdon?
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Re: Dunno if anyone remembers my cruises round Huntingdon?

They are hoping to find an almost complete engine. What? Out of Spokey's Z1? Not much chance of that...! Of course I remember those cruises, but specific locations were never anything more than a blur in my peripheral vision...! :D And anyway... Spokey posting on Zroadster? I don't think that's hap...
by Alfie
Mon 28 Sep, 2015 02:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale
Replies: 35
Views: 4235

Re: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale

I was passing ML last Friday (not in RED) so I popped in just in case the car was still there, but it had been collected already. I got chatting to the sales lady who said that collectors are now becoming aware of the extreme rarity of the ///M Roadster and that they get genuine enquiries almost eve...
by Alfie
Tue 22 Sep, 2015 10:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hard top locating hole cover
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Hard top locating hole cover

After Pinky's got one, I could do with a pair of these....just in case someone's got a bagful lying around somewhere!
Or if you're p-ex'ing your Zed and stripping off anything saleable :idea: They'll never notice. :twisted:

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by Alfie
Tue 22 Sep, 2015 10:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 new owner
Replies: 7
Views: 868

Re: Z1 new owner

Congrats mate...
Great fun car and always a talking point amongst those who know, and those who don't!

Please check under the bonnet, because when Spokey drove it, there's NO WAY it was only a 2.5l..... :shock:

Cheers.
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by Alfie
Tue 22 Sep, 2015 10:30
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale
Replies: 35
Views: 4235

Re: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale

Congrats on the sale.
Hopefully the new owner will come and celebrate on here!
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by Alfie
Wed 09 Sep, 2015 00:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: TCS Coming on for no reason
Replies: 25
Views: 1697

Re: TCS Coming on for no reason

z3d wrote:My rear tyres actually look like they have plenty left. Like around 4-5mm left on them.
The amount of wear isn't the issue.
I suggest you replace the rears to match the tread pattern of the fronts and keep your old part-worns so you can re-fit them if the new tyres don't fix the problem....

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by Alfie
Tue 08 Sep, 2015 17:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: TCS Coming on for no reason
Replies: 25
Views: 1697

Re: TCS Coming on for no reason

:idea: Replace your rears with the same brand, type and tread pattern as your new fronts. :idea:
I'm pretty sure your troubles will disappear straight away....
The Z3 is a fickle beast and is known to misbehave if you mix tyres.

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by Alfie
Tue 01 Sep, 2015 01:49
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: A bargain s54?
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

Re: A bargain s54?

Can't believe the seller didn't set the reserve at at least £10k. :puzzle:
Must've been desperate for the cash...

Maybe the low selling price was because of the perceived 'high mileage' at over 90k?

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by Alfie
Sun 23 Aug, 2015 15:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Unique side gills
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: Unique side gills

Really like those. 8-)
Not seen anything like them before.
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by Alfie
Fri 21 Aug, 2015 11:19
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Lakes VI: 20 - 22nd May 2005
Replies: 120
Views: 20440

Re: Lakes VI: 20 - 22nd May 2005

Hi tags. I turned out all my old paperwork and searched old computers, but can't find any route details about Lakes 05. Plenty of photos :shock: but no routes..... Sorry. You could try a PM to Giles who organised that event. I think he pops in here occasionally. However, I did find the TomTom .itn f...
by Alfie
Fri 21 Aug, 2015 01:31
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Lakes VI: 20 - 22nd May 2005
Replies: 120
Views: 20440

Re: Lakes VI: 20 - 22nd May 2005

Hey tags...Yeah, I'm still hangin' around the old joint! I just read through some of the old posts on this thread, remembering some of those names that were such good friends back then. Ahhhh....nostalgia, eh? :wink: I'll have a look, see if I can dig out the routes, but I think the last day was a s...
by Alfie
Thu 20 Aug, 2015 10:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 MODS - FINAL STOCK CLEARANCE.
Replies: 17
Views: 1974

Re: Z3 MODS - FINAL STOCK CLEARANCE.

Sorry to hear you're not well.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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by Alfie
Fri 07 Aug, 2015 18:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Does this need fixing?
Replies: 42
Views: 2251

Re: Does this need fixing?

This thread is hilarious....!!!
:roflmao: :joker:

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by Alfie
Sun 02 Aug, 2015 13:15
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Charlotte
Replies: 61
Views: 6975

Re: Charlotte

Wow....!
Lovely to see the old girl looking so schweet!

Hope to see her in the 'metal' again sometime soon.

Cheers.
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by Alfie
Wed 15 Jul, 2015 15:52
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Charlotte
Replies: 61
Views: 6975

Re: Charlotte

Daz wrote:Hi all ///M Roadster fans, quick Charlotte update....Daz
Thanks! All good to hear. 8-)

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by Alfie
Fri 10 Jul, 2015 00:36
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Spot the Z
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: Spot the Z

VERY....8-)

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by Alfie
Mon 06 Jul, 2015 23:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale
Replies: 35
Views: 4235

Re: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale

finnbar wrote:@Alfie I think we met at Silverstone Classic a couple of years ago so you've seen the car fairly recently ;-)
Oh yeah, sorry. I forgot that. :dunce:

If I remember right, the car was still very much in top condition at Silverstone.... 8-)
And still is judging by the current photos at ML.

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