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by Jonttt
Sun 22 Mar, 2015 00:23
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M Roadster for sale on ebay
Replies: 35
Views: 2766

Re: M Roadster for sale on ebay

Probably sold to a dealer lol
by Jonttt
Sat 21 Mar, 2015 12:43
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M Roadster for sale on ebay
Replies: 35
Views: 2766

Re: M Roadster for sale on ebay

Mmmmm I think it's genuine, don't ask me why, just gut feel
by Jonttt
Thu 19 Mar, 2015 17:25
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M Roadster S54 for sale?
Replies: 47
Views: 4938

Re: Z3M Roadster S54 for sale?

Can't believe what has happened to the prices of these! Glad the car is finally getting some recognition I just wish I hadn't sold mine when I did! They have literally doubled in two~ years Should have put your feet in both camps, welcome back :wink: I still keep my hand on here but not as much fun...
by Jonttt
Thu 19 Mar, 2015 17:22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Guess the car price...
Replies: 14
Views: 1682

Re: Guess the car price...

I got 7 :rtm:
by Jonttt
Tue 17 Mar, 2015 21:39
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M Roadster S54 for sale?
Replies: 47
Views: 4938

Re: Z3M Roadster S54 for sale?

Can't believe what has happened to the prices of these! Glad the car is finally getting some recognition I just wish I hadn't sold mine when I did! They have literally doubled in two~ years Should have put your feet in both camps, welcome back :wink: I still keep my hand on here but not as much fun...
by Jonttt
Tue 17 Mar, 2015 21:35
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M cars
Replies: 93
Views: 6806

Re: M cars

Z3cade wrote:?.......... People forget the z3ms are high matainace cars that will need a lot of work to keep them tip top with there increasing age.
Funny, I would say the opposite about a Z3m. I struggle to think of a 300+ BHP Classic car that's as cheap to run :?:
by Jonttt
Mon 16 Mar, 2015 19:39
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M cars
Replies: 93
Views: 6806

Re: M cars

I think its great that the old school m cars are soaring up in price. Last of the analogue era and never to be repeated. All that noise, vibration, snarling and howling from the S50/54 can never ever be created again. From the era that the M badge wasn't so diluted - it actually meant that the car ...
by Jonttt
Sun 15 Mar, 2015 21:26
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M cars
Replies: 93
Views: 6806

Re: M cars

TitanTim wrote:10 a penny in some countries.

http://www.targetcars.eu/cars/?koestwer ... rkauto=183

Typical UK ripp off prices :roll:

Tim.
Lol target are well known. There is a reason their cars stick around :wink:
by Jonttt
Sun 15 Mar, 2015 10:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recommissioning after 9 months garaged
Replies: 24
Views: 3092

Re: Recommissioning after 9 months garaged

Mine has just spent 6 months off the road hooked up to a battery conditioner. I pulled the fuses to the fuel pump and turned it over with 3 or 4 bursts on the starter until the red oil pressure light had gone out, then replaced the fuses and started as normal. Why? Well the 6 pots have Vanos valve ...
by Jonttt
Sun 15 Mar, 2015 10:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: fitting dimming mirror?
Replies: 10
Views: 1263

Re: fitting dimming mirror?

North american cars had them but not European market cars. The main problem with them used to be the fluid leaking which acts as a corrosive on the interior trim. I researched this a lot many years ago and decided not to bother. There used to be a full guide on how to do it and a company that offere...
by Jonttt
Fri 13 Mar, 2015 15:57
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M cars
Replies: 93
Views: 6806

Re: M cars

Alfie wrote:@jonttt....

You know how a matching pair of antiques is worth SO MUCH MORE than twice the price of one..... :?: :?: :?:

:D

A.
I'm not selling :twisted:

It ill pay for a pad in Spain when I retire :lol:
by Jonttt
Thu 12 Mar, 2015 19:00
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M cars
Replies: 93
Views: 6806

Re: M cars

Wow echo the comments above but prices have shifted, I had better find where I left mine :lol:
by Jonttt
Wed 11 Mar, 2015 19:35
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Newby Hall - Sunday 10 May 2015
Replies: 60
Views: 10146

Re: Newby Hall - Sunday 10 May 2015

Zed Carer wrote:
Jonttt wrote:I've got a ticket for this so will hopefully catch up with you guys there :wink:
But which car have you got the ticket for?

Would be good to see you and have a good catchup.
The wrong one :head:
by Jonttt
Wed 11 Mar, 2015 19:28
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Cars as investments
Replies: 11
Views: 1419

Re: Cars as investments

Investments should always be mixed, on an island land and property will always be a safe bet in the long term. But it's nice when a mixed investment portfolio includes a bit of fun :wink: Ps a 993 is not a car, it's a work of art, just not hung on a wall and its a more liquid investment than propert...
by Jonttt
Tue 10 Mar, 2015 22:19
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Newby Hall - Sunday 10 May 2015
Replies: 60
Views: 10146

Re: Newby Hall - Sunday 10 May 2015

I've got a ticket for this so will hopefully catch up with you guys there :wink:
by Jonttt
Tue 10 Mar, 2015 22:01
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Cars as investments
Replies: 11
Views: 1419

Re: Cars as investments

:)

I'm just enjoying making a good decision
by Jonttt
Sun 08 Mar, 2015 23:16
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: opinion and valuation reqd please
Replies: 30
Views: 2451

Re: opinion and valuation reqd please

Julie Z3 wrote:Don't waste your money let someone buy it who will actually put some mileage on it :drive
:roll:
by Jonttt
Sun 08 Mar, 2015 14:40
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: opinion and valuation reqd please
Replies: 30
Views: 2451

Re: opinion and valuation reqd please

Matt, I think in this case mileage provenance is more important than number of owners. It is without question a garage queen / concours car so number of owners is irrelevant to me as I would expect it to change hands between collectors. I am assuming you are looking to buy back as an investment. Pri...
by Jonttt
Wed 04 Mar, 2015 19:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: US Z3M Engine with only 75 miles!
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Re: US Z3M Engine with only 75 miles!

Lol it's an S52 = not a real ///M engine but a modified 3 litre block made for the USA market who never got the S50 ///M engine due to emissions :lol:
by Jonttt
Fri 27 Feb, 2015 17:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roll hoops, alumex (ACS) or "bulk"?
Replies: 10
Views: 1206

Re: Roll hoops, alumex (ACS) or "bulk"?

Wow thread resurrection :shock: Not sure those are alumex, there are lots of cheap eye candy about on ebay. The Z3 roll over protection is the seat back and windscreen which is why roll hoops where not fitted to the lower spec early Z3s However genuine alumex (also branded as AC Schnitzer who they m...
by Jonttt
Fri 27 Feb, 2015 17:42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Whats in your garage?
Replies: 31
Views: 3191

Re: Whats in your garage?

Jonttt wrote:A hosepipe, set of wheels and a car :D
Did not realise pics where in order....

Image

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by Jonttt
Tue 24 Feb, 2015 23:04
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M Spacers
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: Z3M Spacers

12mm pics fitted on my journal somewhere.

TPI are good quality / VFM and they do kits with longer bolts.

You will need to factor in longer locking nuts as well :wink:
by Jonttt
Mon 23 Feb, 2015 22:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Service Indicator Board Batteries?
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Service Indicator Board Batteries?

I've had mine completely disconnected for 6 months before with no problems, it's currently been disconnected for c18 months and don't envisage any problems.

Your battery may just need a deep recharge off the car as stated above, not sure all "conditioners" can do that though ?
by Jonttt
Sun 22 Feb, 2015 01:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: OEM AIR FILTER ELEMENTS vs "OILY" K&N TYPE FILTERS.
Replies: 19
Views: 1474

Re: OEM AIR FILTER ELEMENTS vs "OILY" K&N TYPE FILTERS.

http://www.knfilters.com/MAF/massair.htm

I've got one but air never passes through it :lol:

I am on my second MAF but that's another story :oops:
by Jonttt
Sun 22 Feb, 2015 01:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Accurate indication of Z3m value
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Re: Accurate indication of Z3m value

I would say that's about right for a private sale especially if unseen (although can be rejected if materially different than advert) but I'm not as up on prices as I used to be. Of course an S54 with similar mileage would be worth...........oops in danger of turning this into the porsche forum :lol:
by Jonttt
Sat 21 Feb, 2015 17:48
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Whats in your garage?
Replies: 31
Views: 3191

Re: Whats in your garage?

A hosepipe, set of wheels and a car :D
by Jonttt
Mon 16 Feb, 2015 19:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's a Z3M worth?
Replies: 32
Views: 3114

Re: What's a Z3M worth?

Not uncommon for dealers to put prices up like that. The logic is the car is not attracting the "right" audience. You have to remember with cars like these they don't have to turn them over quickly as with newer stock which start to loose value every 6 months etc..... If they can afford to tie up th...
by Jonttt
Mon 16 Feb, 2015 18:55
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: unbelievable!
Replies: 11
Views: 1359

Re: unbelievable!

SWMBO put petrol in her diesel car yesterday. The phone call (during the Wales Scotland game :!: ) was "don't shout but......." At least she had the good sense not to turn the ignition/fuel pump on. Luckily my bank recovery cover included tank pump so it cost me one phone call but her two hours wast...
by Jonttt
Fri 13 Feb, 2015 00:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's a Z3M worth?
Replies: 32
Views: 3114

Re: What's a Z3M worth?

All investments are risks. It could easily go the other way through no fault of yours. An astronomical hike in VED for instance or having to pay VED for cars that are SORNed as well as "on the road". My 330 lost 33% of its value overnight when the new VED rates came in a few years ago. The car worl...
by Jonttt
Fri 13 Feb, 2015 00:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: SIMOTA CAI SYSTEM
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: SIMOTA CAI SYSTEM

I can't remember what I paid evolve on my S50 but I had them remap and raise the redline at the same time :wink:
by Jonttt
Wed 11 Feb, 2015 19:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's a Z3M worth?
Replies: 32
Views: 3114

Re: What's a Z3M worth?

A car will only inflate in value by either luck or by not using it and wrapping it in polythene. I beg to differ, my porsche 993 has increased in value by c180% in 2 years. I have compulsory spent on it (ie ignoring a lot of spend I have chosen but which add no value) less than £1500 including 2 ye...
by Jonttt
Wed 11 Feb, 2015 19:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 1.8 gone wide, need help for wheels
Replies: 33
Views: 3758

Re: Z3 1.8 gone wide, need help for wheels

You have ended up with the same eternal problem of ///M owners finding alternative wheels due to the very low rear offset required. The easiest solution is to fit e36 3 series fitment to the front and 5 series fitment to the rear. The tears will still need a c10mm spacer so you will loose dish compa...
by Jonttt
Tue 10 Feb, 2015 21:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's a Z3M worth?
Replies: 32
Views: 3114

Re: What's a Z3M worth?

The blue one s having a laugh but was bought from a main agent with warranty so you can assume a few facts: - it's a good example for a main agent to put a used approved warranty on it - the current owner paid over the odds for it I can't believe however that he paid £40k as recent coupes sold throu...
by Jonttt
Mon 09 Feb, 2015 17:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: SIMOTA CAI SYSTEM
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: SIMOTA CAI SYSTEM

The S52 is not an ///M (well it's badged as one in he usa market) The S54 won't take a Simota as the MAF is integrated into the OEM intake unit, you would need an alpha remap. Also the S50 needs a different part ideally for a snug fit (Renault Clio) and different hose fittings so the none ///M altho...
by Jonttt
Mon 09 Feb, 2015 17:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I got bored - What do you think?
Replies: 15
Views: 1254

Re: I got bored - What do you think?

I don't like it, nothing to do with ///M branding as already said above BMW stick that everywhere on every model nowadays (except the boot :twisted: ), I just do t like it for cosmetic reasons. Makes it look like the doors have been re sprayed and the stripes missing.
by Jonttt
Tue 03 Feb, 2015 23:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Roadster on eBay - lowish miles
Replies: 32
Views: 5869

Re: S54 Roadster on eBay - lowish miles

You can't beat a thread resurrection..........but we need pics :wink:
by Jonttt
Thu 29 Jan, 2015 00:28
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M V8 Conversion
Replies: 419
Views: 80606

Re: Z3M V8 Conversion

Lovin the new garage, I must keep up, did not realise you had moved but good to see larger garage was high on the list of requirements :wink:
by Jonttt
Mon 26 Jan, 2015 23:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone see one of these around?
Replies: 14
Views: 1629

Re: Anyone see one of these around?

I drive past one most days in the BMW showroom liverpool City centre.

Saw my first one on the road last week in burnley, they do look ace, no car tax, mmmmmmmm
by Jonttt
Mon 26 Jan, 2015 23:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB - Z3 3.0i - Anyone fancy selling?
Replies: 37
Views: 5419

Re: WTB - Z3 3.0i - Anyone fancy selling?

Too much power for you Chris :lol: Ps welcome back, sort of :wink: As much as I love Z3M's I'm not sure I could ever own one, simply because all the rare parts I've acquired over the years are predominantly for non-M's. I'd have to start over, hunting down the prefacelift 3-pc aero deck spoiler, ha...
by Jonttt
Mon 26 Jan, 2015 18:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB - Z3 3.0i - Anyone fancy selling?
Replies: 37
Views: 5419

Re: WTB - Z3 3.0i - Anyone fancy selling?

Too much power for you Chris :lol:

Ps welcome back, sort of :wink:
by Jonttt
Sun 18 Jan, 2015 14:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Choice, Z3 3.0 or Z4 3.0
Replies: 31
Views: 2832

Re: Choice, Z3 3.0 or Z4 3.0

I wasn't planning on spending an awful lot, maybe £4K on a Z3 or £5K on a Z4. The Z3 should be Sept/Oct 1998 (i.e. so it's the face-lift model) and a Z4 should be 2004 onward. I don't care what millage they have done simply because I'd be adding a lot to them anyway. Don't mind what value they hold...
by Jonttt
Sun 18 Jan, 2015 00:14
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strut Brace questions
Replies: 20
Views: 3067

Re: Strut Brace questions

Del wrote:I would say the brace is the "icing on the cake" and best to get the cake sorted out first :)
Amen to that, so many people want to mod a car before getting the basics sorted
by Jonttt
Sun 18 Jan, 2015 00:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Choice, Z3 3.0 or Z4 3.0
Replies: 31
Views: 2832

Re: Choice, Z3 3.0 or Z4 3.0

Have you ever driven a Z4, if not the question is irrelevant as only you can answer it by driving both cars. However, for what it's worth doing 30k pa I would go for the Z4. The Z3 is more fun but that is not its main purpose with that mileage, it's greater refinement you need which is what the Z4 w...
by Jonttt
Wed 14 Jan, 2015 19:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 ... to i8, the first owner's story
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

Re: Z1 ... to i8, the first owner's story

Saw my first one on the road at lunchtime today near padiham burnley, looked great
by Jonttt
Sun 04 Jan, 2015 01:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof switch move
Replies: 25
Views: 3249

Re: Roof switch move

How when you are doing 70 mph or any speed could you "accidentally" unclip and push up the front of the hood and put your foot on the brake whilst pushing the button? I said "accidentally interfering with commercial aircraft", not "accidentally operating the roof". It was intended to be a light-hea...
by Jonttt
Sat 03 Jan, 2015 00:27
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 Vanos
Replies: 24
Views: 2970

Re: S54 Vanos

gookah wrote:S54 owners tend to suffer more from 'Vanity' issues.......... :devil: :wink:
As the old saying goes, if you've got it, flaunt it :squeeze: :twisted:
by Jonttt
Sat 03 Jan, 2015 00:25
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 Vanos
Replies: 24
Views: 2970

Re: S54 Vanos

I may be getting mixed between S50 and S54 requiring the updated bolts (I've had both and am easily confused these days)
by Jonttt
Fri 02 Jan, 2015 12:27
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 Vanos
Replies: 24
Views: 2970

Re: S54 Vanos

From memory the bolts on the S54 where a free recall fix so any S54 owner should check it's been done on the warranty history, any dealer can check for you as all warranty work is shared across the dealership network.

I'm not aware of any other S54 vanos issues :?:
by Jonttt
Mon 29 Dec, 2014 20:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof switch move
Replies: 25
Views: 3249

Re: Roof switch move

Take up yoga? The switch is behind you to deliberately make it awkward to operate the roof whilst driving. :roll: So if you PROMISE not to use the electric roof when you're going along.... :D A. You have to have your foot on the brake for them to work (although it's that long since I've driven mine...
by Jonttt
Mon 29 Dec, 2014 20:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3rd brake light and AC Schnitzer Z3
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: 3rd brake light and AC Schnitzer Z3

The only official ac Schnitzer cars where sold in South Africa, the parts where official options though. Most just have the wheels and sadly most of them nowadays are cheap Chinese copies :roll: