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by TR4man
Thu 18 Dec, 2014 19:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mazda MX5 OR BMW Z3? Your views guys...
Replies: 82
Views: 15111

Re: Mazda MX5 OR BMW Z3? Your views guys...

Now that's nice.

Do they have a reputation for leaking hoods?

I wonder what sort of MPG I could expect?
by TR4man
Thu 18 Dec, 2014 14:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: WTF is so special about the Z?
Replies: 10
Views: 2023

Re: WTF is so special about the Z?

I guess that's Mrs Bonbon's Christmas present sorted - a nice pair of warm, furry slippers and matching gloves. :)
by TR4man
Thu 18 Dec, 2014 14:07
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: 18 year check.
Replies: 42
Views: 5521

Re: 18 year check.

Great stuff - an early Christmas present for you! :)
by TR4man
Thu 18 Dec, 2014 10:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insuring your Zed
Replies: 15
Views: 2165

Re: Insuring your Zed

I can understand that.

As much as we may like our Zeds, to the wider world they are just old, cheap sports cars.

I have used Confused.com over the nearly three years that I've owned my car and been pleased with the premiums offered.
by TR4man
Wed 17 Dec, 2014 20:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Yet another water ingress thread...
Replies: 13
Views: 1930

Re: Yet another water ingress thread...

Boosh wrote:, the interior was as dry as Ghandi's flip flop! .
Love it :lol:
by TR4man
Wed 17 Dec, 2014 17:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 prices
Replies: 15
Views: 2379

Re: Z3 prices

In terms of used cars, the Z3 still gets my vote! Mike, of course we agree with you and that is why we drive Z3s but we should also not be blind to our car's inherent faults. They are far from perfect and I dare say that on Porsche or Honda forums there will be as equally damning reviews of Z3/4s.
by TR4man
Wed 17 Dec, 2014 13:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 prices
Replies: 15
Views: 2379

Re: Z3 prices

S2000
by TR4man
Wed 17 Dec, 2014 07:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Yet another water ingress thread...
Replies: 13
Views: 1930

Re: Yet another water ingress thread...

Just taking my sedatives right now...
by TR4man
Tue 16 Dec, 2014 07:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Yet another water ingress thread...
Replies: 13
Views: 1930

Re: Yet another water ingress thread...

Davejue1 wrote: Watch out for TR4MAN reading this thread! Water ingress and mpg appear to upset his karma! :D
I'm lurking on the sidelines.....
by TR4man
Sat 13 Dec, 2014 16:44
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Selling Z3 for 320D - Good or bad idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 2096

Re: Selling Z3 for 320D - Good or bad idea?

The mileage is just a number, nothing more, nothing less. Buy on condition and proof of maintenance.

Good, solid, reliable workhorse. However I fear you might find it less exciting to drive as a Z3
by TR4man
Sat 13 Dec, 2014 08:08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: "MERRY" XMAS
Replies: 11
Views: 1514

Re: "MERRY" XMAS

andy18n wrote:
peter2b wrote:£1.13 in my local north shropshire
Peter2b merry Christmas
Are you the Peter2b from the Rhocar forum? I've sold the 2b and got a z3...have you done the same?
Cheers
Andy Spencer!
What on earth is a 2b?
by TR4man
Fri 12 Dec, 2014 13:11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: "MERRY" XMAS
Replies: 11
Views: 1514

Re: "MERRY" XMAS

Sorry, but I couldn't help myself butting in :)
by TR4man
Fri 12 Dec, 2014 08:27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: "MERRY" XMAS
Replies: 11
Views: 1514

Re: "MERRY" XMAS

£1.13 in my local north shropshire Peter2b merry Christmas That's not bl@@dy Morrisons in Market Drayton. I was caught out in Chester yesterday. Had some Shell loyalty vouchers (only £7.00) but thought I'd treat the car to some V Power rather than its usual Tesco's Super unleaded. Saw a Shell petro...
by TR4man
Tue 09 Dec, 2014 11:43
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Tracing previous owner
Replies: 8
Views: 1703

Re: Tracing previous owner

Brian H wrote:
Gazza wrote:DVLA will release the info on previous owners for £5.00 if you can give a good enough reason for the enquiry.
Is that £5 per owner Gazza or for the full history? i.e. 4 owners is 4 separate enquiries therefore £20
That is for the full history as per my earlier reply using the V888
by TR4man
Tue 09 Dec, 2014 07:28
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Tracing previous owner
Replies: 8
Views: 1703

Re: Tracing previous owner

Does it not state the previous owner on the V5c? When I was researching the history of my Triumphs I downloaded a form from the DVLA website which requested the names and the (then) addresses. I seem to remember that the document was called a V888, but I may be wrong. Go on the website and I'm sure ...
by TR4man
Sun 30 Nov, 2014 21:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spa Classic 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: Spa Classic 2015

I've done the Spring event and really enjoyed it despite the atrocious weather.

I understand that the Autumn Classic is even less crowded with the same fun

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by TR4man
Sun 30 Nov, 2014 20:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front side markers?
Replies: 10
Views: 1697

Re: Front side markers?

Mine has a plain bumper, no side marker lights, the side lights being in the form of an extra bulb set in the headlights. Maybe a replacement bumper from a later car has been fitted and the side marker lights not connected up to come on as sidelights? Dave. My sidelights are also in the headlights....
by TR4man
Sun 30 Nov, 2014 17:22
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: 18 year check.
Replies: 42
Views: 5521

Re: 18 year check.

It may look like a lot of work and may be disheartening, but it is 18 years old and I'll bet that it is in considerably better shape than other 18 year old cars. Imagine what an 18 year old Mondeo would look like. The consolation Tilly is that you are investing in a car which is likely only to appre...
by TR4man
Sun 30 Nov, 2014 13:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front side markers?
Replies: 10
Views: 1697

Re: Front side markers?

Yes, they come on when the sidelights are operated.
by TR4man
Sat 29 Nov, 2014 19:55
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: z4
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: z4

Davejue1 wrote:I can't believe you got tr4man on the subject of fuel again. God help us all!!!! :D
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by TR4man
Sat 29 Nov, 2014 12:42
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New Z3 owner from Glasgow
Replies: 25
Views: 3220

Re: New Z3 owner from Glasgow

Only a suggestion and a first for all Zed's; you could consider changing the side vents to colour RED to bring the whole colour combination together. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3-1997-Side-Vent-Grills-Pair-Red-/151486054220?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item234545bf4c Just a thought...
by TR4man
Sat 29 Nov, 2014 12:36
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: z4
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: z4

Expensive fuel there.

Never get fuel there or from Morrisons next door - usually both are 5p per litre more expensive than petrol stations in Newcastle.

You must be fairly local to me, or were you just passing through?
by TR4man
Sat 29 Nov, 2014 08:11
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New Z3 owner from Glasgow
Replies: 25
Views: 3220

Re: New Z3 owner from Glasgow

Congratulations on buying a super looking car.

I must say that red seats are a favourite of mine :wink:

Is that a Hillman Minx I see in the background?
by TR4man
Tue 25 Nov, 2014 22:43
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: 18 year check.
Replies: 42
Views: 5521

Re: 18 year check.

Tilly I'd love to see some photos of your car. With the prices of Ms on the ascent it is refreshing to hear of one which is not just a "high days and holidays" car but used as the maker's intended. Old cars are like old houses in that you have to spend regular amounts on preventative maintanance to ...
by TR4man
Tue 25 Nov, 2014 19:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheap red leather seats and doorcards
Replies: 11
Views: 1435

Re: Cheap red leather seats and doorcards

Oh God, looks like I'm outnumbered :roll: :wink:
by TR4man
Tue 25 Nov, 2014 08:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheap red leather seats and doorcards
Replies: 11
Views: 1435

Re: Cheap red leather seats and doorcards

You are so right, thank God we all have different tastes.

I suppose the market dictates which colour is most popular and those that are perceived as more tasteful will always command a premium. I wonder what colour trim was ordered more often when Zeds were new? :geek:
by TR4man
Mon 24 Nov, 2014 23:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheap red leather seats and doorcards
Replies: 11
Views: 1435

Re: Cheap red leather seats and doorcards

Not surprised they haven't attracted much interest - would make any car look like a "tarts boudoir" (so I'm told!) :wink:
by TR4man
Sat 22 Nov, 2014 22:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220537

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Professional refurbishment of the driver's seat for £65.00

Money well spent.
by TR4man
Thu 20 Nov, 2014 13:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220537

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

You are better saving your photos in something like Photobucket, then just copying the IMG code and pasting it into your post.
by TR4man
Thu 20 Nov, 2014 08:26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Captain Smithers - a joke for Thursday
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Captain Smithers - a joke for Thursday

In the great days of the British Empire, a new commanding officer was sent to an African jungle outpost to relieve the retiring colonel. After welcoming his replacement and showing the usual courtesies (gin and tonic, cucumber sandwiches, etc) that protocol decrees, the retiring colonel said, "You m...
by TR4man
Fri 14 Nov, 2014 23:09
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: New Tax Disc
Replies: 19
Views: 4114

Re: New Tax Disc

I'm sure any new owner would want them. They are part of the Sprite's provenance.

If you were to sell of course :)
by TR4man
Thu 13 Nov, 2014 22:09
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: All points of the compass - DONE
Replies: 5
Views: 1783

Re: All points of the compass - DONE

I can beat that - I haven't been to the most easterly point in either Britain or Portugal :lol:
by TR4man
Tue 11 Nov, 2014 23:09
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: New Tax Disc
Replies: 19
Views: 4114

Re: New Tax Disc

You will still get a reminder in the post - my one for the Frog turned up last week - if you choose to pay by direct debit, you can more or less forget about it, but if your want to SORN the car for 6 months, or if the car is eligible for free road tax, then you will still need to tax it online, or...
by TR4man
Tue 11 Nov, 2014 22:36
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: New Tax Disc
Replies: 19
Views: 4114

Re: New Tax Disc

My hideous Goverment sticker will be in the bin and will not be replaced with anything else.... Good riddance and about time too :D You might want to consider replacing your current tax disc with something like these http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/pdykins/21c026b0-3f59-444a-b1fe-94d7b0c054e...
by TR4man
Tue 11 Nov, 2014 20:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: PreCut Paint Protection Film - Transparent Bra
Replies: 21
Views: 4136

Re: PreCut Paint Protection Film - Transparent Bra

When I had the MINI Cooper S done it took the poor fitter 6 hours to do the bonnet and bumper. I might try this stuff sometime, alot easier. http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/3m/paint-defender-spray-film.aspx?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=MerchantCentre&variant=6995&gclid=CKit...
by TR4man
Mon 03 Nov, 2014 21:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone know the phone number for the Samaritans?
Replies: 13
Views: 1704

Re: Anyone know the phone number for the Samaritans?

Robert T wrote:Haven't you heard, the Samaritans are already monitoring this thread!
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/02 ... _snooping/

Cheers R.
I understand that they have given up on fastidious Zed owners as being beyond any help they can offer.
by TR4man
Mon 03 Nov, 2014 21:05
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: MY ZM ROADSTER FOR SALE
Replies: 14
Views: 3309

Re: MY ZM ROADSTER FOR SALE

Congrats on your purchase - it looks lovely.

It will complement quite nicely your other toy shown in the last photo!
by TR4man
Sun 02 Nov, 2014 12:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone know the phone number for the Samaritans?
Replies: 13
Views: 1704

Anyone know the phone number for the Samaritans?

I think I'm going to need it :( Thought I'd give my car it's first wax following the front end respray and already it's got a couple of stone chips on the front bumper! :bawl: I appreciate that being my daily driver and clocking up 20k miles a year it will be a struggle to keep it looking pristine b...
by TR4man
Sun 02 Nov, 2014 09:44
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Was there a Z2?
Replies: 5
Views: 1516

Re: Was there a Z2?

freds dad wrote:It's coming in 2016

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/65578/ ... 2-due-2016
That looks very nice, but the FWD and engine choice will not appeal to enthusiasts I think.
by TR4man
Sun 02 Nov, 2014 07:52
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Was there a Z2?
Replies: 5
Views: 1516

Was there a Z2?

I was asked this question yesterday when a chap was admiring my car in a petrol station :)

There was a Z1, Z3 and Z4 - but what happened to the Z2?

Anyone know?
by TR4man
Fri 31 Oct, 2014 20:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacement seats
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Re: Replacement seats

Reckon I'll keep looking for some Z3 ones then.... :wink:
by TR4man
Fri 31 Oct, 2014 20:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Nice 2.2 facelift with sports seats on fleabay.
Replies: 10
Views: 827

Re: Nice 2.2 facelift with sports seats on fleabay.

Rafolian wrote:The last I seen it was at £1600 with less than a day to go!
That's the time when bidding picks up...

(...or doesn't!)
by TR4man
Fri 31 Oct, 2014 20:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: new wheels

Even in the dark, they seem to suit the Z3.

I hope that Mrs Smartbear appreciates all the time and money you are spending on her car!
by TR4man
Fri 31 Oct, 2014 20:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spray or Wrap
Replies: 16
Views: 1471

Re: Spray or Wrap

Having just forked out to have the front of my car sprayed, I quite like the idea of having the front bumper wrapped to protect the paint from stonechips.

I wonder if anyone would do such a small job and would it be visible compared to the unwrapped bodywork?
by TR4man
Thu 30 Oct, 2014 19:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacement seats
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Replacement seats

I've been on the lookout for some replacement seats (beige, heated leather) and they seem to be as common as hen's teeth. I've seen the ones currently on fleabay and my current driver's seat is better than the one in the auction! But it's got me thinking - do other BMW seats fit Z3s? Would E36 coupe...
by TR4man
Wed 29 Oct, 2014 22:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new hardtop
Replies: 19
Views: 2600

Re: new hardtop

I have to ask, why do you need a hardtop, especially if you have a lined hood? Often thought about getting one but I prefer the hood down on cold sunny days than in the height of summer. Tim. Couple of reasons Tim, it's quieter with the hardtop which is a bonus summer or winter and it also saves th...
by TR4man
Wed 29 Oct, 2014 07:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: When to wax?
Replies: 6
Views: 676

When to wax?

Nothing to do with wives and girlfriends, but rather how long after having your Zed painted would you wait until you apply the first wax and polish?

Does modern paint need to "harden off" at all?

My Zed had a front end respray a month ago and my fingers are itching to slap some Meguiars on it :)
by TR4man
Mon 27 Oct, 2014 21:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: new hardtop
Replies: 19
Views: 2600

Re: new hardtop

At the risk of upsetting some on here, I actually prefer my Zed with the hardtop on.

But then it is my everyday car

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by TR4man
Thu 23 Oct, 2014 18:18
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Greetings from wet Seattle!
Replies: 5
Views: 1102

Re: Greetings from wet Seattle!

It does look very nice, but whilst they may be effective, I'm not convinced by the aesthetics of the mud flaps.