Search found 150 matches

by Bi11
Mon 09 Sep, 2013 00:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: M Roadster Parts
Replies: 51
Views: 7525

Re: M Roadster Parts

Any more details on the bbs wheels - style, width, condition, etc?
by Bi11
Sun 25 Aug, 2013 22:22
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Eisenmann Fitting Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Re: Eisenmann Fitting Issue

That's my silver M Roadster in the photo. The previous owner fitted the Eisenmann exhaust. It is the sport rather than the race(in case they fit differently). If you go back a page in the thread where you found the picture (Bi11's S54 M Roadster - page 3)there are a couple of pictures that show the ...
by Bi11
Sat 24 Aug, 2013 18:17
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Next to an Older Cousin
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Next to an Older Cousin

Only just got around to sorting out Photobucket etc, so thought I'd better post a couple of pictures of Shantybeater's old s54 as it looks now. Parked next to an older relative. http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o711/Bi11B/DSC01226_zps54e4c9f1.jpg http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o711/Bi11B/DSC...
by Bi11
Wed 14 Aug, 2013 23:05
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: PROJECT: 1998 Black M Roadster (aka Giorgio)
Replies: 84
Views: 18852

Re: PROJECT: 1998 Black M Roadster (aka Giorgio)

Just looked at exotic wrecks and I am not so worried about the boot welds now - more concerned how well the front end is welded on! :shock:
by Bi11
Fri 26 Jul, 2013 11:59
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 216
Views: 34325

Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit

Hope you all have a good weekend, unfortunately off on holiday for 2 weeks, so won't be there. Hopefully will meet you all another time.
by Bi11
Fri 21 Jun, 2013 22:34
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: WANTED: S54 M-ROADSTER
Replies: 28
Views: 2154

Re: WANTED: S54 M-ROADSTER

There is one listed on pistonheads at the moment (not mine, that's definitely not for sale!)
by Bi11
Wed 19 Jun, 2013 00:48
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New addition to the 'Family'
Replies: 17
Views: 1455

Re: New addition to the 'Family'

Nice car, had the use of a Mustang while in California for 3 weeks back in 1989. Think it was a 1967 3.5 cu inch ( but I could be wrong) stick shift with a boot. Went like stink in a straight line. I'm envious :D
by Bi11
Sat 25 May, 2013 23:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oil change - car too low ?
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Oil change - car too low ?

Luckily my neighbour has a car lift (used to rally a Morgan) so I used that :D
by Bi11
Fri 17 May, 2013 15:22
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal
Replies: 661
Views: 168052

Re: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal

Love the growl and then the pop :D
by Bi11
Fri 10 May, 2013 23:47
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Another happy Z3M owner!
Replies: 31
Views: 1330

Re: Another happy Z3M owner!

Welcome. The M is great fun. Having bought mine (from Somerset!) back in November, I have only really driven it the past couple of weekends.

Hope you enjoy.
by Bi11
Thu 25 Apr, 2013 19:07
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Strike's Z3M
Replies: 52
Views: 3798

Re: Strike's Z3M

Agree, much better now
by Bi11
Tue 23 Apr, 2013 22:48
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Silver z3m, red roof
Replies: 0
Views: 280

Silver z3m, red roof

Spotted near Oundle this afternoon - roof was up!
by Bi11
Fri 19 Apr, 2013 22:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hamann hardtops...
Replies: 337
Views: 35657

Re: Hamann hardtops...

Well done, interested to see what colour you go for, especially on a silver z3m :D
by Bi11
Mon 15 Apr, 2013 23:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW reliability?
Replies: 24
Views: 17419

Re: BMW reliability?

I have tried a sonic deterrent in the loft, didn't seem to make much difference. Living out in the sticks, we get plagued with mice every autumn, coming into the loft, sheds and garage. As Badman suggests a (hungry) cat may help. Personally I Find the best solution is to have poison (in proper bait ...
by Bi11
Sun 14 Apr, 2013 23:29
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Gookah's Z3 2.8 Progress
Replies: 104
Views: 32130

Re: Gookah's Z3 2.8 Progress

Blimey, you've had a busy weekend. Looks smart.
by Bi11
Sat 13 Apr, 2013 13:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Has anyone gone 235/40/18 on the front?
Replies: 20
Views: 700

Re: Has anyone gone 235/40/18 on the front?

Love the wheels. Am considering something similar staggered for the z3m :D
by Bi11
Mon 08 Apr, 2013 20:56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: No more waiting / the death of an M
Replies: 29
Views: 1848

Re: No more waiting / the death of an M

Best of luck and echo everyone else's comments
by Bi11
Mon 08 Apr, 2013 20:20
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal
Replies: 661
Views: 168052

Re: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal

You are a lucky so and so!

The wide bodied porker is a bit special. I will be interested how you rate the two of them in 12 months time.

At least it is being received a bit better here than by the coupe boys.
by Bi11
Wed 03 Apr, 2013 19:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220510

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

2 cans of Castrol Edge and a Manns oil filter complete with 'o' rings. Figured I ought to get into the habit of an annual change.
by Bi11
Wed 27 Mar, 2013 23:59
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal
Replies: 661
Views: 168052

Re: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal

That will teach Autovogue to get back to you a bit quicker next time! Nice choice.
by Bi11
Tue 26 Mar, 2013 11:02
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: how fast?
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: how fast?

Bet the journalist sat next to him needed clean underwear!
by Bi11
Fri 22 Mar, 2013 19:40
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: don't fall asleep with these people . funny vid
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Re: don't fall asleep with these people . funny vid

Very good. Like the mousetraps!
by Bi11
Thu 21 Mar, 2013 19:44
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Classic insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 857

Re: Classic insurance

Insured mine with Classic Line Insurance, must be second car, garaged, 3000 miles pa, pleasure use only. Doubt they are any cheaper than RH (who I didn't know about at the time, but will get a quote from them at renewal time). M was only marginally more than a 2.2.
by Bi11
Mon 18 Mar, 2013 23:27
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Do you know what it is yet?
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Re: Do you know what it is yet?

A mate of mine had been having a bit,of fun working his way through the lonely hearts ads, met someone who he wanted to take a bit more seriously, so decided he better have a bit of a check up to get a clean bill of health. Screamed the place down when he had the internal scrape, reckoned that the n...
by Bi11
Sat 16 Mar, 2013 10:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Answer this
Replies: 24
Views: 640

Re: Answer this

Excellent, looks in good order.
You won't regret it! :D
by Bi11
Fri 15 Mar, 2013 20:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hamann hardtops...
Replies: 337
Views: 35657

Re: Hamann hardtops...

Personally, I think that it looks very smart and I am sure that Shantybeater would approve if I put one on his old s54, but at the same time my head tells me that I only use the car as a fair weather toy and it would end up cluttering up my garage.

Still tempting though! :twisted:
by Bi11
Sat 09 Mar, 2013 12:15
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: M Roadsters newbie from the East
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

Re: M Roadsters newbie from the East

Likening the Matt silver too. Welcome.
by Bi11
Thu 07 Mar, 2013 19:32
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: ANY UK BMW SHOWS?
Replies: 19
Views: 2667

Re: ANY UK BMW SHOWS?

Don't know where you are geographically, but The Ace Cafe (north London) has German car nights (BMW +merc). Never been, but they are meant to be quite good. Details on Ace Cafe website. If you don't mind lots of different makes of cars, then the Pistonheads Sunday Service meets might be worth a try....
by Bi11
Sat 02 Mar, 2013 18:42
Forum: Performance
Topic: My Coilovers...
Replies: 23
Views: 1202

Re: My Coilovers...

My front tyres are only 215/40/17, I kind of assumed that if I went to 18 inch wheels with 40 tyres I would get a bit more clearance? :?:
by Bi11
Fri 01 Mar, 2013 19:59
Forum: Performance
Topic: My Coilovers...
Replies: 23
Views: 1202

Re: My Coilovers...

Mine is lowered and I have to be careful on poor country roads. Speed bumps are a definite no no. Seriously considering getting some 18" wheels just to give me a little bit more clearance (over the standard 17") but still keep the lowered look.
by Bi11
Fri 01 Mar, 2013 19:49
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: For those who have waited and wondered...
Replies: 41
Views: 2598

Re: For those who have waited and wondered...

Very nice. Are those hoops covered in red leather?
by Bi11
Mon 04 Feb, 2013 17:59
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Z3cades Zed - journal
Replies: 202
Views: 39313

Re: Z3cades Zed - journal

Agree, cracking picture.
by Bi11
Sun 03 Feb, 2013 17:26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Other ride?
Replies: 42
Views: 2398

Re: Other ride?

Afraid my daily is a Freelander 2, complete opposite of the zed. It does go up a lot of very rough farm tracks and off road frequently, which the zed would never manage! When it goes in for a service the dealer always remarks it is nice to see one being used as it should be.
by Bi11
Fri 01 Feb, 2013 10:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220510

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

I don't get great reception with the stubby aerial, but maybe the signal is not that strong around here. Does look better though!
by Bi11
Thu 31 Jan, 2013 18:50
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: hi im new
Replies: 65
Views: 5467

Re: hi im new

I started off looking at 2.2's, then progressed to 3.0, ended up with an M! Be patient and you will know when you see the right one.
by Bi11
Thu 31 Jan, 2013 18:44
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Project progress
Replies: 125
Views: 11047

Re: Project progress

May not be to everyone's taste, but it's been done properly, it's been done the way you want it and there is not another one like it! Hope you get a decent spell of weather soon to enjoy driving around in it.
by Bi11
Thu 31 Jan, 2013 00:03
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: hi im new
Replies: 65
Views: 5467

Re: hi im new

Excellent :D
by Bi11
Mon 28 Jan, 2013 23:10
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal
Replies: 661
Views: 168052

Re: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal

AC Schnitzer strut brace on eBay, might fit your z? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AC-SCHNITZER-STRUT-BRACE-/321063740501?pt=UK_CarParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Rims_Car_Wheels_ET&hash=item4ac0e3e455 Item number 321063740501 (sorry, might not have pasted in the link properly, still haven't got the hang of the i...
by Bi11
Sun 27 Jan, 2013 01:24
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: hi im new
Replies: 65
Views: 5467

Re: hi im new

I am 45 and bought my Z as a second car last autumn. Like you I had zero no claims and was starting from scratch. My other car, is on a company policy. I thought that the insurance might be a limiting factor, but if it is a second car, more than 10 years old, on a limited mileage and garaged over ni...
by Bi11
Wed 23 Jan, 2013 23:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: WARNING - Polishers look away now!
Replies: 15
Views: 875

Re: WARNING - Polishers look away now!

You want to see the state of my Freelander after a week of driving up and down muddy farm tracks. I think when it goes in for a service the mechanics put a plastic cover on the drivers seat to keep their overalls clean! Partly why I bought a 2nd car (Z3M) was so I had a clean car at the weekend.
by Bi11
Wed 23 Jan, 2013 23:13
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Supagard
Replies: 16
Views: 1037

Re: Supagard

A mate of mine's next door neighbour used to be an agent for supagard and Jonttt is correct, the cost is about £25. The mark up on it is huge, so the sales reps get big incentives to sell it, hence why they offer discounts off the car price. Can't say I have ever been asked if a car has been treated...
by Bi11
Tue 08 Jan, 2013 00:45
Forum: Performance
Topic: Z3M Roadster Exhaust Upgrades
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: Z3M Roadster Exhaust Upgrades

From my limited experience I would second the eisenmanns, gives a nicer tune without being too rude boy. Not sure about cost, I paid £600 to leave them on mine.
by Bi11
Thu 27 Dec, 2012 22:55
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3M's Replacement
Replies: 80
Views: 23418

Re: My Z3M's Replacement

Looks a bit different to the engine bay of the z3m. I see your old man is keeping within reaching distance of the cakes!
by Bi11
Sat 22 Dec, 2012 14:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220510

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Chrome door handle covers
Chrome door pins
M pedal covers

Hopefully not too blingy!

And starting to work my way through shantybeater's suggested list of cleaning products.
by Bi11
Sat 22 Dec, 2012 00:05
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Festivitiness
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Re: Festivitiness

Bushmills! :( more of a Glen Morangie man myself
by Bi11
Sun 09 Dec, 2012 18:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What on earth is Gummi Phledge?
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: What on earth is Gummi Phledge?

Hope you are on commission, placed my order today as well.
by Bi11
Sun 09 Dec, 2012 18:22
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Alpine White III 2.8 Eaton M62 build
Replies: 227
Views: 43109

Re: My 2.8 Alpine White Project Update

Wow, what a huge amount of work and looks done to a high standard. Love the dark hardtop and the way you have taken some of the nicest parts of the M without trying to make it an M clone
by Bi11
Sat 01 Dec, 2012 17:47
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Shantybeater's S54 M Roadster
Replies: 351
Views: 50471

Re: Bi11's S54 M Roadster

Thanks for the welcomes guys, will post a couple of pics at some point in its current guise (it's back to standard black roll hoops and s50 standard wheels). Thinking of copying Jonttt's chrome door handle covers and chrome door pins. Mark, will look out for EAC meets in the spring and try and get t...
by Bi11
Wed 28 Nov, 2012 19:39
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Shantybeater's S54 M Roadster
Replies: 351
Views: 50471

Re: Shantybeater's S54-BMWCar Mag+Xenon/Cruise Retrofit fini

Time to come clean and admit that I am the lucky new owner of a certain silver s54. Been lurking (and learning) for a few months and leapt at the chance to own this car. I hope that I can continue to look after it to the same high standard that James has. A smashing bloke, with a lovely family. No i...