Search found 429 matches

by TR4man
Sun 07 Sep, 2014 09:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: First fill up
Replies: 46
Views: 6288

Re: First fill up

Gordon Bennett :head: you bunch of big jessies I'm beginning to think you all bought Zeds because you thought you were saving the planet! Just drive and enjoy the bl@@dy things. All this talk about the odd percentage point gained on MPG, gggrrrr It's so easy - drive it with a grin on your face, when...
by TR4man
Sun 07 Sep, 2014 09:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Quick polish
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Quick polish

Smartbear - I wish you'd stop cleaning your bl@@dy cars :)

I'm getting a tinge of guilt

You are shaming me into throwing a bucket of soapy water over mine :lol:
by TR4man
Thu 04 Sep, 2014 19:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: First fill up
Replies: 46
Views: 6288

Re: First fill up

No idea what mpg I get from my humble little 2.0.

I just fill it up when it needs it.

Admittedly for the past couple of months rather than seeking out the cheapest bog-standard supermarket stuff, I've always used Tesco Momentum or V Power.
by TR4man
Mon 01 Sep, 2014 12:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Looking forward to new shocks
Replies: 19
Views: 2873

Re: Looking forward to new shocks

Local good garage is doing a deal of 2 shocks replacement for only 45 euros this week including alignment and tracking so someone else can get oiley and dirty for a change. Just waiting for the shocks to arrive today with DHL. That seems a good price. I've just had a quote from my local ATS Euromas...
by TR4man
Sun 31 Aug, 2014 21:30
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Aerial disease
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Re: Aerial disease

I'm afraid the situation is much worse than you might think.....

You've got runner beans growing in your boot !!
by TR4man
Sun 31 Aug, 2014 21:14
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Engine bay filth
Replies: 17
Views: 2171

Re: Engine bay filth

That's incredible!
by TR4man
Sat 30 Aug, 2014 17:42
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Help Needed Please...
Replies: 10
Views: 1431

Re: Help Needed Please...

I may be wrong (usually am :wink: ) but that looks like a radio aerial connector on the end of the cable to me.
by TR4man
Fri 29 Aug, 2014 19:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insurance valuations
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: Insurance valuations

As it is, you'll be lucky to get £4.5k for your car regardless as to what you think it is worth. The Loss Adjuster will assess the vehicle on it's current market value. You can find taht out yourself by using something like webuyanycar.com to get a rough trade price then adding 20 -25% uplift to rep...
by TR4man
Tue 26 Aug, 2014 21:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Got her home alongside my z4!
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Re: Got her home alongside my z4!

That's a nice looking garden - oh, and the Zeds look nice too :wink:
by TR4man
Mon 25 Aug, 2014 13:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Eventually
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Eventually

lightning wrote:

I viewed one that was totally red inside, including the steering wheel and dash. Each to their own l guess!
Really?

Sounds like a tart's boudoir (so I've been told) :roll:
by TR4man
Sat 23 Aug, 2014 17:41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wheeler Dealers
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: Wheeler Dealers

Going to have to wait until the end of September for the Z1 Sep 01 9:00 PM - WD: Ford Thunderbird Sep 08 9:00 PM - WD: Jaguar XJS Sep 15 9:00 PM - WD: Audi TT Sep 22 9:00 PM - WD: VW Split Screen Sep 29 9:00 PM - WD: BMW Z1 Oct 06 9:00 PM - WD: 1903 Darracq (100th Episode) Oct 13 9:30 PM - WD: Linco...
by TR4man
Sat 23 Aug, 2014 11:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Aerial problems!
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: Aerial problems!

Rafolian wrote:BOUGHT!
Aha - a fellow pedant :wave
by TR4man
Fri 22 Aug, 2014 16:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lowest mileage Z3?
Replies: 33
Views: 4436

Re: Lowest mileage Z3?

Now, even I think that this is a beaut - but £34.5k :shrug

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C532062
by TR4man
Fri 22 Aug, 2014 16:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Desirable Options on Z3
Replies: 14
Views: 1867

Re: Desirable Options on Z3

Heated seats and a hardtop if being used all year round as a daily driver (as mine is)
by TR4man
Fri 22 Aug, 2014 16:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lowest mileage Z3?
Replies: 33
Views: 4436

Re: Lowest mileage Z3?

There seems to be something of a glut of low mileage Zeds for sale at the moment

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C511789
by TR4man
Thu 21 Aug, 2014 09:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lowest mileage Z3?
Replies: 33
Views: 4436

Re: Lowest mileage Z3?

by TR4man
Tue 19 Aug, 2014 20:11
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Wheels- smartening up
Replies: 10
Views: 1499

Re: Wheels- smartening up

I have the same problem, but it appears that some of the mobile alloy wheel refurbishers will do the set of four in one day thus removing the requirement for a second "slave" set of wheels.

Try googling for a local company
by TR4man
Sun 17 Aug, 2014 14:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 handling
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: z3 handling

If you are not mechanically minded, you might want to consider one of the high street fast fit companies like ATS Euromaster.

They will supply (although I'm not sure of what brand) and fit them for you. Whilst I haven't had them do my Zed, they have done my previous car at a very competitive price.
by TR4man
Thu 14 Aug, 2014 20:28
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Low mileage M Roadster for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Low mileage M Roadster for sale

If you have some cash burning a hole in your pockets..

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/ ... es/2570292
by TR4man
Thu 14 Aug, 2014 20:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2.2 sport edition for sale - 45.6k, hard top & a/c
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: Possible m54 2.2 for sale - 45500 miles

There's a photo on the Photobucket link.

Appears to be a very well cared for example, still in tip-top condition - I wonder if a regular Waxoyling is responsible? :) :wink:
by TR4man
Sat 09 Aug, 2014 21:16
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 9th August 2014
Replies: 106
Views: 9286

Re: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 9th August 2014

I'd been to the showground at Harrogate today. On the way back just after where the A1 joins the M62 at around 4.40ish I was overtaken by a silver Z4 with the reg ending in "UFO". I said to my wife "I think that is Maurice the Martian". She looked at me as if I'd lost my marbles. I was in a white Tr...
by TR4man
Fri 08 Aug, 2014 16:15
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 featured in Classic and Sportscar magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Z1 featured in Classic and Sportscar magazine

There is a favourable review of the Z1 in September's Classic and Sportscar magazine (in the shops now) and they've just posted this short video teaser.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iC8xs8jZoE
by TR4man
Fri 08 Aug, 2014 15:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lowest mileage Z3?
Replies: 33
Views: 4436

Lowest mileage Z3?

Not sure what you'd do with it - if you drive it, you start to lose what makes it special.

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/ ... 99/2703057
by TR4man
Thu 07 Aug, 2014 20:06
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 9th August 2014
Replies: 106
Views: 9286

Re: Yorkshire cruise Saturday 9th August 2014

Hope you have a great run out

Whilst you are out and about, you may see lots of Triumph TRs and Stags around the Harrogate area as we are having our annual get together over this weekend too.

Remember BMW own the Triumph car brand! :)
by TR4man
Wed 06 Aug, 2014 21:44
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Estroil (sic) blue 2.2 z3. Previously owned by tanning salon
Replies: 15
Views: 1734

Re: Estroil (sic) blue 2.2 z3. Previously owned by tanning s

I wonder why the fact that the previous owner was a tanning salon owner means the car was well looked after :?

IMHO greatly overpriced for a CAT D.

It is a lovely colour though.
by TR4man
Wed 06 Aug, 2014 21:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Best way to confirm speedo reading.
Replies: 31
Views: 2862

Re: Best way to confirm speedo reading.

. So in short, don't rely on your Tom Tom as true because the likely hood is that it won't be. :) But a satnav is the best an "ordinary" motorist will get to accurately knowing their speed, unless they regularly have their speedometers calibrated. I'm also under the impression that modern speed cam...
by TR4man
Tue 05 Aug, 2014 07:58
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: New car - coming Friday
Replies: 22
Views: 3842

Re: New car - coming Friday

Looks very nice.

Is it just in the photo, or is the Z4 badge lopsided?
by TR4man
Sun 27 Jul, 2014 19:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Why bother. !!!
Replies: 41
Views: 3859

Re: Why bother. !!!

Why should it matter what other people do with their own property? If they want to drive with the hood up, it's their business and no-one else's. I suppose that by the same token you are frustrated by people who drive cars with radios fitted but don't always have them turned on? Or drivers who don't...
by TR4man
Sat 26 Jul, 2014 19:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Burgundy Hood Fitted :o)
Replies: 29
Views: 2130

Re: New Burgundy Hood Fitted :o)

Looks really nice and much more up-market than a black hood.

I guess you'll now have to have the upholstery burgundy coloured as well to match :)
by TR4man
Tue 22 Jul, 2014 09:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: price for front bumper repaint
Replies: 37
Views: 4869

Re: price for front bumper repaint

........ generally the standard of paintshop workmanship is poor. These guys are no longer craftsmen... they work for the insurance houses and are parts / component replacement outlets who do their best to turnaround cars as quick as possible. They aren't interested in repairing and quite probably ...
by TR4man
Mon 21 Jul, 2014 20:56
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Lovely Z3M Coupe in Manchester
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Re: Lovely Z3M Coupe in Manchester

I just had to look at the photo again....


...I think I'm in love :roll: :)
by TR4man
Mon 21 Jul, 2014 16:27
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Lovely Z3M Coupe in Manchester
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Lovely Z3M Coupe in Manchester

I was in Manchester today and spotted this lovely Coupe near the Bridgewater Hall around lunchtime.

I'd seen this colour on adverts and pictures on the web, but in real life it is absolutely stunning.

Image
by TR4man
Sun 20 Jul, 2014 20:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS/ASC
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: ABS/ASC

lightning wrote:That's what l said!
We are agreeing with you :wink: :)
by TR4man
Sun 20 Jul, 2014 19:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: A wider rear wheel arch protector?
Replies: 2
Views: 343

A wider rear wheel arch protector?

I have a pair of magnetic rear wheel arch protectors on my car which were supplied by another Forumite. Frustratingly there are stone chips appearing either side of the protector on each wing. Has anyone made a wider version, or a longer one to cover the rear of the sill? Wonder what it would look l...
by TR4man
Sun 20 Jul, 2014 19:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: price for front bumper repaint
Replies: 37
Views: 4869

Re: price for front bumper repaint

Woody1000 wrote:My front bumper and bonnet is being done next week £300 if that helps.
That seems good value.
by TR4man
Sun 20 Jul, 2014 13:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1998 z3m roadster with hardtop and winch £5700
Replies: 19
Views: 4047

Re: 1998 z3m roadster

Good luck with the sale.

That'll be a decent profit on the buying price after 9 months :wink:
by TR4man
Sun 20 Jul, 2014 11:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS/ASC
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: ABS/ASC

It makes you wonder about the quality control of the garage that did the work. They must have had to move your car when it was with them, I assume by driving rather than pushing it. Either (a) they were aware of the warning lights when they did their final QC checks and chose to do nothing, not even...
by TR4man
Sat 19 Jul, 2014 16:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: price for front bumper repaint
Replies: 37
Views: 4869

Re: price for front bumper repaint

Will do, thanks.

I'd still be interested in DaveJue1 suggestion about some sort of protection that could be applied.
by TR4man
Sat 19 Jul, 2014 16:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: price for front bumper repaint
Replies: 37
Views: 4869

Re: price for front bumper repaint

I just got mine done. I took it to the local BMW dealer bodyshop (Williams Stockport) and they repainted the front bumper for £200 + VAT. They removed it from the car and did a superb job, none of the stone chips are visible behind the new paint. That is very tempting. Will ring my local dealer Blu...
by TR4man
Sat 19 Jul, 2014 06:45
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: STUNT FLYING IN A DREAMLINER..
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: STUNT FLYING IN A DREAMLINER..

Now this is impressive (no H&S in those days :wink: )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4r0Kk-xX4o
by TR4man
Fri 18 Jul, 2014 21:47
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: New Roof Tomorrow
Replies: 29
Views: 1643

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

What are "relief pockets" ?
by TR4man
Fri 18 Jul, 2014 21:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Where have all the Z3"s gone?
Replies: 31
Views: 2494

Re: Where have all the Z3"s gone?

........and how about in the snow..Coop's mate?? :D http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/pdykins/Z3/cid__9E9908A14CCD9A4E8D539C93269ED769CopartO365_onmicrosoft-Copy_zpsbccd47fc.jpg I have to say that my little Zed is probably the worst car I've ever driven in the snow, but it was a case of needs ...
by TR4man
Thu 17 Jul, 2014 07:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Where have all the Z3"s gone?
Replies: 31
Views: 2494

Re: Where have all the Z3"s gone?

Use mine every day for commuting.

However I can't remember the last Z3 I've seen on my journeys.
by TR4man
Wed 16 Jul, 2014 20:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: this looks beautiful! 18k miles!
Replies: 19
Views: 2630

Re: this looks beautiful! 18k miles!

so basically you think the entire classic car market is a complete waste of time then? Not at all and that is not what I've written. The secret of classic car investment is to buy cheap and sell for lots. But then that is the same for all investments isn't it? Here you would be buying at the very p...
by TR4man
Wed 16 Jul, 2014 17:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: this looks beautiful! 18k miles!
Replies: 19
Views: 2630

Re: this looks beautiful! 18k miles!

It is lovely, but what would you do with it?

Keep it cacooned away hoping that it would become an investment? You'd have to wait a long time to see a return on £18k.

Drive it and it becomes just another M (so to speak :) )
by TR4man
Mon 14 Jul, 2014 10:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 M Coupe
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: Z3 M Coupe

Actually, the advert now says it is no longer available, so must be sold (despite the colour :wink: )
by TR4man
Mon 14 Jul, 2014 10:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 M Coupe
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: Z3 M Coupe

I'd have it.

Regardless of the iffy colour combination. I'm sure I'd grow to like it.

Just can't afford it :(
by TR4man
Wed 09 Jul, 2014 21:36
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 for sale on Autotrader alert
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Re: S54 for sale on Autotrader alert

Strong money for a (comparatively) high miler isn't it?

I still harbour the desire to use one as my daily hack though 8-)
by TR4man
Wed 09 Jul, 2014 09:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dreaded airbag light
Replies: 11
Views: 876

Re: Dreaded airbag light

For me, I know I got into the habit of moving the seat backwards and forwards when I was getting in and out of the car for the 4 weeks before the light came so I am assuming the "wire broken issue" but I'm not ruling anything out until I find the cause. Interesting, because that seems to be what ha...
by TR4man
Tue 08 Jul, 2014 07:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How much do you like your Z3
Replies: 93
Views: 37667

Re: How much do you like your Z3

Some great stories on this thread.