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by Desiro
Tue 13 Sep, 2011 11:28
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M S50 Conrod bolts stretched and big end knock
Replies: 41
Views: 3633

A little update I have not had the second opinion yet but have got the car home. Looked down the plug holes with the endoscope and there is not much to see, pistons look in good condition but cannot see the valves. I span it up with the plugs out and the oil pressure light goes out and it does not s...
by Desiro
Sat 10 Sep, 2011 13:28
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Stelvio Pass-advice needed
Replies: 12
Views: 836

http://www.inter-bike.co.uk/motorcycle- ... -alps.html

Here is an article by Mike Fishwick which I found very interesting.
by Desiro
Fri 09 Sep, 2011 13:49
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M S50 Conrod bolts stretched and big end knock
Replies: 41
Views: 3633

I'm sorry to hear your trouble. I had a catastrophic bearing shell failure on my S54 MC 2 years ago and the noise sounds like those "clackers" toys (as seen in the 1970s) when it starts and is obviously related to the revs. I've also witnessed a spark-plug failure on another S50 MC and heard of a f...
by Desiro
Fri 09 Sep, 2011 13:37
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M S50 Conrod bolts stretched and big end knock
Replies: 41
Views: 3633

Have Quarry motors divulged how they came to their diagnosis? They seem to have a good reputation normally I have nothing against Quarry motors, they have treat me well in the past and geniunely believe they are confident with thier diagnosis. It is not thier £3k if they get it wrong though. The ca...
by Desiro
Thu 08 Sep, 2011 17:21
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M S50 Conrod bolts stretched and big end knock
Replies: 41
Views: 3633

I am not sure an oil sample will tell you much at this stage since you do not have any previous reading to compare with. Oil samples work best when done over time and a trend can be seen. I suppose if the copper or lead was off the chart it may confirm what you have been told. I was thinking exactly...
by Desiro
Thu 08 Sep, 2011 13:56
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M S50 Conrod bolts stretched and big end knock
Replies: 41
Views: 3633

I can borrow an endoscope from work, but not until next week so I can have a look down the plug holes for damage. I supose i could look up through the sump via the sump plug too. not sure Quarry motors would let me do that on thier premises though. do you think there is any merit in having an oil sa...
by Desiro
Thu 08 Sep, 2011 09:04
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M S50 Conrod bolts stretched and big end knock
Replies: 41
Views: 3633

I should have taken more notice when when they told me about the plug, but of course I did not know what was to come. If it was the centre electrode which had burnt away gradually over time then I dont think that would have caused a problem. If it was the side electrode and it had fallen into the cy...
by Desiro
Wed 07 Sep, 2011 19:39
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M S50 Conrod bolts stretched and big end knock
Replies: 41
Views: 3633

Re: m

hi Desiro. Sorry to hear about your problem. can you say why you drove 300 miles with a blown tip off the plug, or did you not know then? :?: Hi Hornel I was in Germany on a sunday when it started to miss fire and had no idea what the problem could be. I drove it slowly back to Rotterdam and then h...
by Desiro
Wed 07 Sep, 2011 18:51
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M S50 Conrod bolts stretched and big end knock
Replies: 41
Views: 3633

Definately get a second opinion. A missfire and rattle could be a alot of different things...How prominent is the rattle? do you have any vids/sound clips? I will try to borrow a something to record the sound when I get back to work next week. They will not start work on the car until I give the go...
by Desiro
Wed 07 Sep, 2011 15:58
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M S50 Conrod bolts stretched and big end knock
Replies: 41
Views: 3633

Z3M S50 Conrod bolts stretched and big end knock

I will start with a little history The car has covered 37K. The last 300 hundred miles of my trip to Europe was done with a tip blown off number 5 plug, so as you can imagine it ran a bit rough. The plugs were replaced as part of an inspection II and all ok. Shortly afterwards a very slight misfire ...
by Desiro
Wed 31 Aug, 2011 16:43
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Jagless !!
Replies: 82
Views: 3003

Sounds fantastic value aceman

Looking forward to seeing it in the flesh
by Desiro
Sun 21 Aug, 2011 19:06
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Z3m Roadster on Pistonheads
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: S54 Z3m Roadster on Pistonheads

Jonttt wrote:This was sold by a forum member c6 months ago I think.

Pistonheads
Yes it was owned by Nick "S54 James" I think his forum name was.

It was sold to a trader who bought it for his wife for £13,800
by Desiro
Thu 28 Jul, 2011 19:34
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Riviera Road Trip
Replies: 12
Views: 1049

What Zeds were made for :D

thanks for sharing
by Desiro
Sat 23 Jul, 2011 20:33
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Misfire between 1300-1800 RPM
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Misfire between 1300-1800 RPM

Having returned from my European tour (2500 miles of mountain driving) at the end of June I've had a misfire. The story....On the way home I arrived in Trier Germany, the car started to misfire very badly and was down on power all through the rev range. I limped it home as Trier was my last schedule...
by Desiro
Wed 06 Jul, 2011 09:14
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Notts / Derbys/Sheffield BMW meet MONDAY October 14th
Replies: 47
Views: 10020

Canman wrote: Nice spirited drive down too, great choice of roads Desiro :wink:
Great drive Kev :D Of course I was completly lost :oops:

Nice to meet you all some super looking cars too
by Desiro
Mon 13 Jun, 2011 17:24
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: 7 countries in 7 days, our tour-pic heavy.
Replies: 28
Views: 1240

That looks like one hell of a trip Kevan

You called at some of the places/routes we did last year. I wish we had been to the BMW museum though :(

Which was your favourite route? Stelvio for me I think 8-)

Will give you a call when I get back, you owe me a spin in the peak district :wink:
by Desiro
Fri 27 May, 2011 16:21
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Great price insurance for the Z3
Replies: 14
Views: 978

At last :)

Thanks Frank
by Desiro
Tue 22 Feb, 2011 08:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Becker Cascade 7944
Replies: 22
Views: 2281

TitanTim Wrote:
Are these still available new?

They are no longer being manufactured but are still available new from a few places. Becker do not make after market ICE any more.
by Desiro
Thu 02 Dec, 2010 10:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Ac Schnitzer price dropped
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Would you like to share what is wrong, to maybe save other members what could be a wasted journey to view it. Not really gookah the guy is a forum member so there is good chance he is reading this. Also what I consider to be expensive or prohibitive repairs may not faze other more competent enginee...
by Desiro
Thu 02 Dec, 2010 08:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Ac Schnitzer price dropped
Replies: 6
Views: 582

I think you can asume it's not straight or I would have had it.
by Desiro
Wed 01 Dec, 2010 19:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Ac Schnitzer price dropped
Replies: 6
Views: 582

I've seen it and driven it.

Everything has a price, unfortunately we could not reach agreement :wink:
by Desiro
Wed 17 Nov, 2010 21:27
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Prices are falling to low levels
Replies: 24
Views: 2188

pm sent
by Desiro
Mon 15 Nov, 2010 16:15
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Prices are falling to low levels
Replies: 24
Views: 2188

Re: Z3mr

Anybody know anything about the Kent one £10000? Did 500 miles last w/end only to arrive to find the boot and drivers ashtray full of water :x

I've been to see the kent one if it's the ACS S54

It drives well and is quicker than my S50 but that is the only positive thing I have to say about it.
by Desiro
Mon 08 Nov, 2010 17:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: cigarette lighter removal
Replies: 6
Views: 3171

Would it not be easier to buy a different charger

There are plenty of generic chargers on the market
by Desiro
Fri 29 Oct, 2010 20:23
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: E-bay Advice - Just as I thought it was over!!
Replies: 46
Views: 2815

You could have a look at this.

http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/buy/after-sale.html

hope you get it resolved even if its not a huge amount of money its not nice to be ad.
by Desiro
Tue 26 Oct, 2010 13:38
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: 1999 Z3MR with 52000 miles + hardtop for £6995!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 928

Well done Jonathon :D

I'm pleased you got there first.

There was allways going to be lots of interest at that price.

Lets see the pics 8-)
by Desiro
Tue 26 Oct, 2010 12:44
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: 1999 Z3MR with 52000 miles + hardtop for £6995!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 928

Re: Z3 //M Roadster

Bieldside wrote:Ad withdrawn

Sold or realised it was way too cheap?!
If it was sold it say sold on PH website and stay on there for an eternity.

If it was too cheap he would simply amend the price.
by Desiro
Sun 24 Oct, 2010 19:43
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Cheap courier needed
Replies: 6
Views: 4111

by Desiro
Fri 22 Oct, 2010 17:14
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: FS Z3M S50 Blue Autotrader
Replies: 6
Views: 713

The rusty boot welds are a good indicator that the problem is there. there are lots of posts on here with photo's of all the stages so try a search to see what you can find. On a positive note if every thing else was good about the car I would try to negotiate a hefty discount and have an inexpensiv...
by Desiro
Fri 22 Oct, 2010 13:16
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: FS Z3M S50 Blue Autotrader
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: FS Z3M S50 Blue Autotrader

G2JRP wrote:Had a veiwing on the Blue Z3M Roadster at Ipswich on Autotrader. Nice car but has one on the spot welds in the boot with rust on it. Does this mean the boot floor is a problem?

Has anyone looked at the black one in West Yorkshire on Pistonheads?
Which one of the 9 blue Z3M roadsters do you mean?
by Desiro
Tue 19 Oct, 2010 19:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Time to leave :-( an idea on asking price?
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Advertise it for £6k with those pics and a good description on Piston Heads
and keep your nerve 8-)

Good luck
It's a great looking car
by Desiro
Mon 04 Oct, 2010 15:54
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M boot floor
Replies: 66
Views: 10798

The diff bracket isn't the main fail point although it does happen, the main weakness is the spot welds of the crossmember to the bootfloor/chassis rails. The lack of spot welds around this area and directly above the bracket lead to generaly metal fatigue and eventual failure of the few spot welds...
by Desiro
Mon 04 Oct, 2010 15:49
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Remap and Dyno results S54 Z3M Roadster
Replies: 35
Views: 3028

Thanks for sharing Gazza

I would like to know how the real world driving experience has improved when you have had the chance to go for a good run.

Cheers
J
by Desiro
Sat 25 Sep, 2010 16:48
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Which service next? 12 years old but not been very far
Replies: 13
Views: 971

Thanks for all your replies, some very interesting takes on this.

Just to add, I changed the pads this year and did have a sticking caliper afterwards, but that has now been remedied.

As for driving style, I dont use it for going to the shops, only for driving as it was intended on long fun runs.
by Desiro
Fri 24 Sep, 2010 20:06
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Which service next? 12 years old but not been very far
Replies: 13
Views: 971

Thanks Phil

Inspection ll it is then
by Desiro
Fri 24 Sep, 2010 19:49
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Which service next? 12 years old but not been very far
Replies: 13
Views: 971

Which service next? 12 years old but not been very far

Will the service indicator tell me exactly which service to have next? I do not want to under or over service the car, I just want to do what is right. As can be seen below it’s never had an inspection II but does it need one, which is I suppose what I am really asking. Service details as of 10th. M...
by Desiro
Fri 24 Sep, 2010 14:11
Forum: Performance
Topic: Stone guards and Bonnet Bra's. Is it just me...?
Replies: 11
Views: 1217

skeete wrote:I dont think I know anyody who would say ANYTHING looks better in a bra..
:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
by Desiro
Thu 23 Sep, 2010 15:01
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Does such a head unit exist????
Replies: 14
Views: 1532

Mine £300, but had original box, manuals, mic, code etc. That was a good buy I had to buy a GPS antenna for mine. Did you find yours worked ok without :?: Regarding playing tracks as shuffle rather than albums, if you prefer, a program called http://www.anerty.net/software/file/DriveSort.php will q...
by Desiro
Thu 23 Sep, 2010 14:22
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: European Road Trip 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1560

Great pics so far, especially the first one :D

Cant wait to see the rest, I like a good trip even if I'm only reading about it.
by Desiro
Thu 23 Sep, 2010 04:02
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Does such a head unit exist????
Replies: 14
Views: 1532

danteblitz wrote:How much do they go for roughly?
I paid £243 for mine from ebay with the V4 nav :D
by Desiro
Wed 22 Sep, 2010 20:19
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Does such a head unit exist????
Replies: 14
Views: 1532

Does the becker allow me to play mp3 files from a usb key? No there is no USB socket on the Becker If you buy the Becker cascade usually available on ebay and ebay.de, it is possible to play mp3's from the CF card which the maps are stored on. http://www.mybecker.com/www_root/documents/Flyer_7944_C...
by Desiro
Tue 21 Sep, 2010 21:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Silver S54 45k miles
Replies: 7
Views: 676

Alfie wrote:Yep, it is, but (in my copy anyway) it's not related to a VIN.

Looks like a great opportunity for someone who likes silver.... :wink:

A.
Alfie what do you mean by not related to a VIN. Is it just that you do not have he VIN for this car?
by Desiro
Sat 18 Sep, 2010 18:59
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: To All who helped.The Car is Mine. Read Z3Low mileage thread
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Well done Hornel great choice

I'm pleased you changed your mind
by Desiro
Thu 16 Sep, 2010 20:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 TIS documents online
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Thats great :rtm:

Thanks tomis
by Desiro
Thu 16 Sep, 2010 18:16
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: Call for site funding
Replies: 87
Views: 12226

Payment sent
by Desiro
Mon 13 Sep, 2010 22:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW M Roadster - SOLD!
Replies: 13
Views: 824

well done Shanty

It's the way you sell em :lol:

I really mean that

good car and good ad
by Desiro
Mon 13 Sep, 2010 16:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Totally Immaculate Z3M
Replies: 47
Views: 2331

It's 3k too much. nuff said No offense but I think thats a silly statement. This isnt your average punto where you have 1000's to choose from. With a rare car with its age/high original value a couple of grand in each direction is completely acceptable. In most cases you get what you pay for, there...
by Desiro
Sat 11 Sep, 2010 23:08
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Cars in the Park Harewood 12th Sept
Replies: 221
Views: 15990

Thanks Robert I'm on it.
by Desiro
Sat 11 Sep, 2010 22:05
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Cars in the Park Harewood 12th Sept
Replies: 221
Views: 15990

I'm comming too, with a friend in his 3.0

hope we can buy a ticket on the door :roll:
by Desiro
Sat 11 Sep, 2010 22:03
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Totally Immaculate Z3M
Replies: 47
Views: 2331

Hi hornel
I will not get into tit for tat exchanges.

The only way to know for sure if it is worth thre money is to go and have a look, armed with the buyers guide from here :rtm:

Then if your'e happy :D
buy it

good luck