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by Desiro
Fri 21 Aug, 2009 23:14
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: It pays to ask
Replies: 10
Views: 549

I went with Saga too. Low excess European cover and all for around £260 :o

Must add I'm guestimating the price will correct tomorrow if wrong
by Desiro
Fri 21 Aug, 2009 23:14
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: It pays to ask
Replies: 10
Views: 549

I went with Saga too. Low excess European cover and all for around £260 :o

Must add I'm guestimating the price will correct tomorrow if wrong
by Desiro
Fri 21 Aug, 2009 21:01
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Sensible asking price from my ///MR?
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Sounds like a nice car in a great colour combination and at a sensible price. With the cosmetic repairs done and the fact it does not need a service afterall it has got 3 green lights to go :) Plugs and air filter have allready been changed (not much more in insp 11)so an oil service would probably ...
by Desiro
Wed 19 Aug, 2009 20:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alloy wheels refurb
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Brian thought they looked great.
Said he was getting fed up of seeing Z3's though :)
by Desiro
Wed 19 Aug, 2009 19:34
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: What colour wheels (refurb)
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Very sorry to here that, try to enjoy your holiday and dont think about it too much.
I know that last bit is a big ask :(
by Desiro
Wed 19 Aug, 2009 19:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alloy wheels refurb
Replies: 8
Views: 473

wheel refurb

I only managed 2 pics because my camera gave up the ghost :( Being a forum reader I went straight to the canon forums and found out my camera suffers from a bad soldered joint on a pcb. Unfortunately out of warranty so decided to give it a good thump on the desk and hey presto it works again :D The ...
by Desiro
Tue 18 Aug, 2009 13:52
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Whatcar? Evaluation of M Roadster
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Car price guides mean nothing.
Cars are worth what they are selling for.
Find several similar specced cars and see what price they are advertised at remove a litle for knock down and that is what your car is worth.
Good luck :)
by Desiro
Tue 18 Aug, 2009 13:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alloy wheels refurb
Replies: 8
Views: 473

H Bert Having my wheels refurbed today at the wheel specialist in Leeds. A little more expensive than BMW at £70 a corner, but I do know they remove the tyres acid bath shot blast powder coat and lacquer so I still think it is good value. I supose whether it is good value or not depends on what they...
by Desiro
Sun 16 Aug, 2009 08:16
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 4 country Alps Tour 2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1304

Looks Fantastic Harry and great pics 8-) exactly what I intend to do next year.
Having a trial run this September, cant wait :D
Pm sent
by Desiro
Wed 12 Aug, 2009 03:27
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Wheels Refurbished - detailed pictures
Replies: 14
Views: 1774

I almost bought one in Phoenix yellow .
Then I went to spec savers and bought the Boston green 8-)

The wheels are very bright now and I really like the contrast so I guess iv'e answered my own question.
by Desiro
Tue 11 Aug, 2009 22:24
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Wheels Refurbished - detailed pictures
Replies: 14
Views: 1774

Looking good Titan

You have done enough to convince me I'm booked in for 4 new boots and a wheel refurb next Tuesday.

Still undecided shadow or silver :?:
by Desiro
Tue 04 Aug, 2009 20:44
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: 1998 17500 mile car - overpriced?
Replies: 14
Views: 852

What about the S54 jontt mentioned in another thread.
It's the next ad in AT
by Desiro
Tue 04 Aug, 2009 20:34
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Leather Refurb
Replies: 36
Views: 9393

That's the most improvement I have seen.
looks great
by Desiro
Sun 02 Aug, 2009 19:49
Forum: Performance
Topic: Avon, Kumho or (i expect) Falken
Replies: 14
Views: 1073

If you fancy asking them how much a set of 265/30/r19 cost I would be eternally grateful a pair for somewhere near £300 would be lovely
Falkens are £245-90 for 2 delivered from Camskill. :wink:
by Desiro
Sat 01 Aug, 2009 10:37
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Low Mileage M Roadster on AT - opinions on value?
Replies: 8
Views: 688

The car looks really nice in the large garage with chequered floor and trophy's in the background. It will not be like that when you come to sell it. Also Colin Blower motorsport will not count for much if you are not Colin Blower. It has been for sale for a long time, I agreed to go see it before I...
by Desiro
Fri 31 Jul, 2009 19:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: dakar yellow
Replies: 12
Views: 611

If you want low mileage how about this on Piston heads.

http://www.pistonheads.com/SALES/1162205.htm
by Desiro
Wed 29 Jul, 2009 15:55
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: National Concours and picnic - Chatsworth House - 26th July
Replies: 37
Views: 2871

Chatsworth concours

Not quite got the hang of posting pics. Really must read the howto's some time :)
by Desiro
Tue 28 Jul, 2009 12:49
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: National Concours and picnic - Chatsworth House - 26th July
Replies: 37
Views: 2871

As Jonttt says I was there and I wanted to see/hear your Becker :( I hope to have some pics but they were not taken with my camera so still waiting for the email. If the pics are rubbish i'm going to deny taking them at all :) I had a great time being the filling in a Z3M coupe sandwich. ps dont for...
by Desiro
Thu 23 Jul, 2009 12:16
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: National Concours and picnic - Chatsworth House - 26th July
Replies: 37
Views: 2871

I will be there about 11:00 on Sunday. Does anyone know where our stand will be and can we pay at the gate? I must say I am really lookng forward to meeting people and seeing what mods have been done. My car is 100% standard It's not been touched it except for cleaning of course since buying it a fe...
by Desiro
Fri 17 Jul, 2009 20:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hard Top Adjustment
Replies: 10
Views: 1416

That looks a nice hard top and a bargain at the price.
Can it be driven back 20 miles without these?
Only if you drive in reverse :lol:

I have the instruction book for hard top fitting and can bring it to Chatsworth on Sunday if you wish.
by Desiro
Wed 08 Jul, 2009 16:17
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Air conditioning
Replies: 7
Views: 817

It gets worse :oops:
I found a sticker under the bonnet with the answer to my original question.
by Desiro
Tue 07 Jul, 2009 00:56
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Air conditioning
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Don't know if it's of any interest, but the KwikFit chain were doing a special offer on re-gassing air con units.
IIRC it was around the £40 mark.
Looks like I'm going to get my hands dirty just bought a tin from Halfords for £40 :head:
by Desiro
Mon 06 Jul, 2009 23:35
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Jonttt's Z3m Roadster - now for sale
Replies: 39
Views: 3555

WoW Jonttt she's absolutley beautiful.

Where did you get the M wheel centres from and what's the extra mirror for, have you been towing a caravan :?:

I hope that is not a reflection of you in the offside rear wing in pic 6 :lol:

See you at chatsworth if you can make it.
John
by Desiro
Mon 06 Jul, 2009 12:23
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Air conditioning
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Thanks Si I was just hoping it would be a case of topping up what had escaped through the seals etc. over time. I have no idea if the system is empty or not but wanted a quick fix. If necessary I will recover (and weigh), pressure test and tripple vac over winter but still need to know how much refr...
by Desiro
Mon 06 Jul, 2009 00:08
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Doncaster Rolling Road Day - cancelled
Replies: 9
Views: 1262

I would like to come Nick depending on dates
by Desiro
Sun 05 Jul, 2009 23:18
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Air conditioning
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Air conditioning

Does anyone know how much refregerant the M roadster air con holds?
I would like to fill it up with a can from Halfords but I think it's detrimental to have too much as well as too little.
Failing that I will just put the hood down':)
by Desiro
Sun 05 Jul, 2009 03:58
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: I bought an M Roadster S50
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

Thanks for all your comments guys. ':D'
The wheels could do with a refurb though, is there a recommended outfit in S.Yorks? Three of the wheels have the little M badge missing, is it still possible to buy them?
Hope to see some of you in Chatworth park.
by Desiro
Sat 04 Jul, 2009 20:32
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: National Concours and picnic - Chatsworth House - 26th July
Replies: 37
Views: 2871

I will be there. Looking forward to meeting other Zed owners.
by Desiro
Sat 04 Jul, 2009 16:46
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: I bought an M Roadster S50
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

Where are my pictures(':dunce:')
Will have another go.
by Desiro
Sat 04 Jul, 2009 16:34
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: I bought an M Roadster S50
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

I bought an M Roadster S50

Whilst looking for an S54 I stumbled on this S50 for sale on ebay and could not resist. It's a 1998 in Boston green and covered only 25,000 miles. It has full time based service history Mainly BMW and the rest by Mavrommatis Motors in Redruth. It came with a hard top but not headlamp washers Gazza :...
by Desiro
Wed 17 Jun, 2009 17:32
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Purchase help needed Pheonix Yellow S54 Z3m Roadster (2001)
Replies: 17
Views: 1426

Yes definately a manual hood and the seller was very knowledgable
Gazza see pm
by Desiro
Wed 17 Jun, 2009 17:05
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Purchase help needed Pheonix Yellow S54 Z3m Roadster (2001)
Replies: 17
Views: 1426

No I did not view the car, I made the conditional offer after factoring in the wheel refurb front bumper paint and the fact it did not have an electric roof. The latter not a deal breaker on it's own but there were other things as well. The guy that was selling the car provided all the information t...
by Desiro
Wed 17 Jun, 2009 14:49
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Purchase help needed Pheonix Yellow S54 Z3m Roadster (2001)
Replies: 17
Views: 1426

Just thought I would update you on the purchase. I made what I thought was a fair offer but it was gracefully declined. I'm still looking and going to view an S50 tomorrow.
by Desiro
Sat 13 Jun, 2009 16:53
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Purchase help needed Pheonix Yellow S54 Z3m Roadster (2001)
Replies: 17
Views: 1426

Thakyou for all your replies: @jonttt will definately check diff mounts and boot floor spot welding. As you say it is what is underneath thats important, i can allways offer less for a wheel refurb and paint to the bumper. @NorwegianBlue an interesting history I think. Good to know it's an ex forum ...
by Desiro
Fri 12 Jun, 2009 16:29
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Purchase help needed Pheonix Yellow S54 Z3m Roadster (2001)
Replies: 17
Views: 1426

Purchase help needed Pheonix Yellow S54 Z3m Roadster (2001)

I would like to know your thoughts on a car for sale on Piston Heads. http://www.pistonheads.com/SALES/1007707.htm I think it has been discussed briefly before in another thread. 1. I like the colour so not an issue 2. Full BMW history except last insp.II. independent @ 51k. 3. Current keeper for 3 ...
by Desiro
Sun 21 Sep, 2008 03:19
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My new Zed is here
Replies: 14
Views: 2311

Justin Time wrote:I've ordered one of the Storm Motorwerks V1 gearknobs, and I've been waiting for a week and a half so far. However, considering a few members on here have given it good reviews, I think it will be worth the wait.
Let me know how you get on
Sounds like the one for me too
by Desiro
Sat 20 Sep, 2008 21:58
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: photo size
Replies: 16
Views: 2374

Re: photo size

hi took some photos today and tried to post them on here but the file size is too big ? is there away ican reduce the size of the files ? bye the way im not good on computers so easy would be good if it is possible thanks potts216 The easiest way I find for reducing an image size is to email it to ...
by Desiro
Sat 20 Sep, 2008 21:48
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My new Zed is here
Replies: 14
Views: 2311

Thanks for all the replies guys Interesting to see drilled disks are not standard fit on ///MR either. The pads have a bright green back too, also unusual or maybe not?? To answer Justin Times question: Yes I may buy a short shifter, perhaps the heavy one which I have read about on here. I think it ...
by Desiro
Sat 20 Sep, 2008 15:38
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My new Zed is here
Replies: 14
Views: 2311

It locks the gear lever in reverse. Not sure how efective it is though, proably more of a visual deterent rather than actually stopping someone from stealing the car if they were determined. It does have a tracker fitted so previous owner was keen on security, or paranoidjavascript:emoticon(':lol:')...
by Desiro
Sat 20 Sep, 2008 05:15
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My new Zed is here
Replies: 14
Views: 2311

Me again
It's a bit sad when I reply to my own posts :oops:
Can someone tell me if the gear lever is short shift and if it is after market or standard.
Thanks
John
by Desiro
Sat 20 Sep, 2008 05:14
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My new Zed is here
Replies: 14
Views: 2311

Me again
It's a bit sad when I reply to my own posts :oops:
Can someone tell me if the gear lever is short shift and if it is after market or standard.
Thanks
John
by Desiro
Sat 20 Sep, 2008 05:04
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My new Zed is here
Replies: 14
Views: 2311

My new Zed is here

I finally got round to taking some pics. It's not as clean as I would have liked but hey sunny days are for driving. The stuff you can see on the tyres is goose poo by the way. Don't know if you can see but the brake disks are drilled, is this standard? Will take some more if I can ever stop driving...
by Desiro
Sat 20 Sep, 2008 03:38
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: got the zed, time to say hi!
Replies: 14
Views: 2362

Hi Captain where in Leeds are you? I work in Leeds but live in Sheffield so dont often go in the Zed.
Must sort my profile out and post some pics, finally got round to taking some today.
by Desiro
Fri 15 Aug, 2008 06:38
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: What if i have a puncture
Replies: 17
Views: 2962

I had only owned my car 2 days when I got a puncture. A screw was stuck in the tyre and it was so long it was hitting the wheel arch every revolution of the tyre, fortunately not too far from home. Like a true gentleman I let the wife walk home for the other car and the manual because I could not wo...
by Desiro
Thu 14 Aug, 2008 10:24
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

Hi Jon
You have just saved me the trouble of posting pics :lol: The auto trader car is the one I bought. My advice on the other is go to see it. I went to see several cars advertised as immaculate,FSH,low mileage but when I got there they had no documentation to support this.
Hope this helps
John
by Desiro
Wed 13 Aug, 2008 18:45
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

Hi Jon
Just bought 2000 2.8 roadster this week paid 6K done 66000 miles fsh not all BMW but loads of reciepts, if I ever stop driving it I will post some pics.
John
by Desiro
Mon 04 Aug, 2008 14:56
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hello everyone berore I buy
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Thanks for your rapid response guys. You have put my mind at rest about not having a hard top and as you said they are difficult to find. Going to try and find a really good example that I can cherish and enjoy for a long time. Going to read some buying guides now. I wil lpost some pics when I get i...
by Desiro
Mon 04 Aug, 2008 12:45
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hello everyone berore I buy
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Hello everyone berore I buy

I must sadly say goodby to the wifes yaris and buy myself a toy...sigh Before I do though I'd like a little of advice from the experts. My thoughts are a 2.8 Z3 roadster 1998 or 1999 1: should I buy one with a hard top as it will be used year round? 2: how will the new road tax changes affect me? 3:...