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by Bowler
Thu 15 Jan, 2015 19:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220511

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Booked mine in to the beauty parlour for next week,
Painting the Bonnet and front bumper.
Bit nervous but seen some of there work, very professional outfit
by Bowler
Wed 14 Jan, 2015 18:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2015 Z3 STUFF
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: 2015 Z3 STUFF

Like the look of the gear lever surround, keep up the great work Barry :cheers
by Bowler
Tue 13 Jan, 2015 21:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220511

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Keep away from them Kerbs Bill :lol:
by Bowler
Sun 11 Jan, 2015 15:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2001 Z3 2.2 Sport Roadster for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 2379

Re: 2001 Z3 2.2 Sport Roadster for sale

Wouldn't be for me Pete. Valve stem oil seals etc will be hard due to lack of use. These very low mileage cars generally give a lot more bother than cars used everyday. I do worry a bit with mine, it only does 1500 a year but it had done 80k odd when I bought it. :) if it got out of bed in the wint...
by Bowler
Sat 10 Jan, 2015 21:23
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: trip to the sea side
Replies: 19
Views: 2957

Re: trip to the sea side

Just make sure it's chips BY THE SEA and not chips on your windscreen! Have fun! You must be psychic, after some enthusiastic driving all the way there and back Will gets a chip in the windscreen on the return journey The day started and finished with the wind a blowing but us tough Z owners kept t...
by Bowler
Sat 10 Jan, 2015 21:23
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: trip to the sea side
Replies: 19
Views: 2957

Re: trip to the sea side

Just make sure it's chips BY THE SEA and not chips on your windscreen! Have fun! You must be psychic, after some enthusiastic driving all the way there and back Will gets a chip in the windscreen on the return journey The day started and finished with the wind a blowing but us tough Z owners kept t...
by Bowler
Tue 06 Jan, 2015 19:44
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: trip to the sea side
Replies: 19
Views: 2957

Re: trip to the sea side

Its easy Dave, all you do is give everyone a route then everyone ignores it, Simples
by Bowler
Tue 06 Jan, 2015 18:37
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: trip to the sea side
Replies: 19
Views: 2957

Re: trip to the sea side

maurice the martian wrote:Would love to have come but sorry cant make this.got the grandkids all day.only day of the week this week. Bugger.
M
Would be good to do the peaks again soon, without the fog!
by Bowler
Tue 06 Jan, 2015 17:29
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: trip to the sea side
Replies: 19
Views: 2957

Re: trip to the sea side

Davejue1 wrote:I'd have liked that Paul but Zed still in bed. Sounds a good run later in the year tho if you fancy repeating it? :)

Cheers
Dave
Will do Dave, have an idea for a route, strickly no Motorways
by Bowler
Tue 06 Jan, 2015 00:16
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: trip to the sea side
Replies: 19
Views: 2957

trip to the sea side

3 cars at the moment planning on a trip Saturday 10 Jan to the coast from Doncaster, looks like Cleethorpes or Bridlington, keeping away from the motorways. Starting out about 10am in time for chips by the sea. any one interested so we can arrange a meeting place?
by Bowler
Tue 06 Jan, 2015 00:03
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Midland meet 16-08-15
Replies: 75
Views: 9793

Re: Midland meet 16-08-15

Went to Gaydon last year so missed out
Will make sure be there this year so please put me down
Z3 1.9 Montreal Blue
by Bowler
Mon 05 Jan, 2015 19:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Nice for the starting price never mind after a haggle !
Replies: 8
Views: 1314

Re: Nice for the starting price never mind after a haggle !

Does look good for the money, shame about the rear spoiler imo
by Bowler
Wed 31 Dec, 2014 11:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mazda MX5 OR BMW Z3? Your views guys...
Replies: 82
Views: 15109

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

Not just me then gets a kick out of opening a bonnet with gas filled struts (always a sign of quality)
by Bowler
Fri 26 Dec, 2014 17:04
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Silverstone
Replies: 7
Views: 1625

Re: Silverstone

peter2b wrote:What dates?
Peter 2b
Friday 24 July - Sunday 26 July
by Bowler
Fri 26 Dec, 2014 10:22
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Silverstone
Replies: 7
Views: 1625

Re: Silverstone

There are four of us from Donny talking about going for Sat/Sun
by Bowler
Fri 26 Dec, 2014 10:04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Don't drink and drive.
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Re: Don't drink and drive.

Nice one,, Should we now call you "A Cab"
by Bowler
Wed 24 Dec, 2014 23:20
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: a very merry Christmas!
Replies: 22
Views: 2778

Re: a very merry Christmas!

Big happy returns to all and a great new year ahead, Its all down hill from here, soon be out with the top down.

Looking forward to some more great days out with the guys

Will see you Dave and Julie in the new year to help get your old bus ready for the year ahead

Paul
by Bowler
Fri 19 Dec, 2014 16:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insuring your Zed
Replies: 15
Views: 2164

Re: Insuring your Zed

beerbelly wrote:the joys of being a garage owner motortrade policy me and the mrs any car up to a value of £20k each. fully comp (currently have 4 cars named on this policy)£650 covers us for motorbikes too 8-)
That sound a good price for Trade Insurance, paid that twenty years ago
by Bowler
Thu 18 Dec, 2014 23:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insuring your Zed
Replies: 15
Views: 2164

Re: Insuring your Zed

Mines with Adrian Flux as a classic along with the other BM, but as with all insurances brokers / companies they try it on every year to increase the premium.
by Bowler
Thu 18 Dec, 2014 23:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mazda MX5 OR BMW Z3? Your views guys...
Replies: 82
Views: 15109

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

Thing its more about investing our hard earned into something that gives enourmous pleasure that will last and may as a bonus increase in value
by Bowler
Wed 17 Dec, 2014 23:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mazda MX5 OR BMW Z3? Your views guys...
Replies: 82
Views: 15109

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

The Z3 was never a new car i dreamed of, but as a second car in its, and my maturing years it certainly hits the spot for me. Nothing better for stress relieve than putting the top down, no matter what the weather and hitting the open road, should be on prescription.
by Bowler
Sun 14 Dec, 2014 08:29
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: First Ever 'Detailing' Attempt - using Autoglym
Replies: 10
Views: 2179

Re: First Ever 'Detailing' Attempt - using Autoglym

Well done that man! I really enjoy spending a few hours under the carport bringing Reggie up to his best. I have never clay barred but would like to have ago before putting him back on the road in the spring. Scarlett looks great for a bit of elbow grease. Hope the weather holds so you can get the ...
by Bowler
Sat 13 Dec, 2014 20:48
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Aylesbury Cruise, Tomorrow 14th Dec!!
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Re: Aylesbury Cruise, Tomorrow 14th Dec!!

Bit two far for me but nice to see other Z owners not letting a bit of cold weather keeping them in.
Don't forget those plastic rear windows don't like being folded when cold
by Bowler
Sat 13 Dec, 2014 16:35
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?

Have both, As a second car the Z makes the perfect weekend toy :D :D :D
by Bowler
Sat 06 Dec, 2014 16:03
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Top down run around the peaks Saturday 15th
Replies: 25
Views: 3001

Re: Top down run around the peaks Saturday 15th

Top down again today just my Z3 and Pooleys Z4, trip to Mainz car care Bolsover. Journey time normally 60 minute 40mile round trip.
In a Z 95 miles / 4 hours including a rather good lunch, Life's hard in Z land (needs a clean now before being tucked up under in its cover) :D :D :D
by Bowler
Sun 30 Nov, 2014 08:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: EXCELLENT PRICE !
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: EXCELLENT PRICE !

Looks like it could do with one of your seatbelt fixes Barry?
by Bowler
Sat 29 Nov, 2014 20:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220511

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

No room at the inn for three cars. so yep the Hondas going. :D :D :D
by Bowler
Sat 29 Nov, 2014 14:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220511

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A 3 series to keep it company
by Bowler
Thu 20 Nov, 2014 23:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220511

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Koolflyer wrote:
present from the Classic car show, a full cover to keep him snug during the winter month
Me too, which one did you get??

Went for one i think was called simply car covers it
is triple layered with a cotton lining with the promise of being fully waterproof but breathable cost £40
by Bowler
Thu 20 Nov, 2014 17:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220511

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

present from the Classic car show, a full cover to keep him snug during the winter months
by Bowler
Sun 16 Nov, 2014 08:44
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Top down run around the peaks Saturday 15th
Replies: 25
Views: 3001

Re: Top down run around the peaks Saturday 15th

Davejue1 wrote:Please can I come next year! So jealous but I'm a soft lad and don't like Reggie out after October! :)

Cheers
Dave
Sure we will be out and about plenty in the new year, Perhaps we could have a winter daily driver cruise. Could be fun throwing the CRV around Derbyshire
by Bowler
Sat 15 Nov, 2014 18:37
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Top down run around the peaks Saturday 15th
Replies: 25
Views: 3001

Re: Top down run around the peaks Saturday 15th

Nice line up, remember next time Maurice to take your Disabled parking badge :lol:
by Bowler
Sat 15 Nov, 2014 18:00
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Top down run around the peaks Saturday 15th
Replies: 25
Views: 3001

Re: Top down run around the peaks Saturday 15th

Lousy weather great day, big thanks to Moz and Andrea for letting us play in there back yard and being such a great tour guide. Gave Pooley his first taste of cruising the Z way, for a Cruise virgin the boy did good, his new Z4 had a good run out but needs a good clean tommorow. Got some funny looks...
by Bowler
Sat 15 Nov, 2014 18:00
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Top down run around the peaks Saturday 15th
Replies: 25
Views: 3001

Re: Top down run around the peaks Saturday 15th

Lousy weather great day, big thanks to Moz and Andrea for letting us play in there back yard and being such a great tour guide. Gave Pooley his first taste of cruising the Z way, for a Cruise virgin the boy did good, his new Z4 had a good run out but needs a good clean tommorow. Got some funny looks...
by Bowler
Thu 13 Nov, 2014 23:30
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Top down run around the peaks Saturday 15th
Replies: 25
Views: 3001

Top down run around the peaks Saturday 15th

Short notice but weather permitting will be at the Strines inn Saturday between 11:30 and 12 noon for a run around the peaks taking in Castleton, Glossop and Holmefirth.
Giving the Z3 a run out with new member Pooley and his Z4 if any one would like to tag along. planning on a gentle introduction.
by Bowler
Thu 13 Nov, 2014 17:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: whats not to like
Replies: 9
Views: 1802

Re: whats not to like

Agree with all above, love my 1.9 better balanced with a great feel when chucking it about, Keep away from motorways at all costs in the Z, enjoy the fun factor on A and B roads plus with the top down more than quick enough.
by Bowler
Fri 07 Nov, 2014 16:04
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Not ready yet's Z3
Replies: 13
Views: 3123

Re: Not ready yet's Z3

looking good in the sun, could take a picture of me in my BMW raincoat but maybe not.
by Bowler
Wed 05 Nov, 2014 18:16
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Top Down Nov 5th.
Replies: 8
Views: 974

Re: Top Down Nov 5th.

Its a hard life :)
by Bowler
Wed 05 Nov, 2014 18:16
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Top Down Nov 5th.
Replies: 8
Views: 974

Re: Top Down Nov 5th.

Just jealous :head: :head:
by Bowler
Wed 05 Nov, 2014 15:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Newbie: Norfolk (& good - geddit?)
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Newbie: Norfolk (& good - geddit?)

Thanks Bowler & Alasdair for your welcome - will track down 'Poorboys'(??) - is it just a sealer or cleaner too. Will post pic(s) as soon as. Its purely a sealant, Wash and polish wheels first then apply, let harden before buffing. (Available off internet also some branches of Wilco Motosave were s...
by Bowler
Mon 03 Nov, 2014 12:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Newbie: Norfolk (& good - geddit?)
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Newbie: Norfolk (& good - geddit?)

Hi Zola and Welcome. Good to see you looking after the Z, Would limit the use of Wonderwheel "its acid based!" Now the wheels have had a good detail regular washing and a good wheel sealant(used regularly) it doesn't last forever should keep them good Have tried Planet Wheel with good results but pr...
by Bowler
Thu 23 Oct, 2014 18:01
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Greetings from wet Seattle!
Replies: 5
Views: 1102

Re: Greetings from wet Seattle!

Welcome to the wonderful world of Z
by Bowler
Tue 21 Oct, 2014 00:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The last time...
Replies: 15
Views: 1749

Re: The last time...

Davejue1 wrote:Oh yes Bri! You and Paul can work a route out together. I'll be top of the list tho :D
Still like the idea of "your" under 60 cruise dave
by Bowler
Mon 20 Oct, 2014 18:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The last time...
Replies: 15
Views: 1749

Re: The last time...

Had 3 hours to kill Saturday, dropped wife off in the centre of Sheffield so what to do? Top down, off i went first making my way to Hathersage, Castleton then the obligatory Winnats pass to Glossop made my way over to Woodhead then up a road marked "light vehicles only" towards Holmefirth, Passed a...
by Bowler
Wed 15 Oct, 2014 11:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: First fill up
Replies: 46
Views: 6290

Re: First fill up

maurice the martian wrote:Dont mention the war...
I mean MPG.[emoji2] [emoji2] [emoji2]
M
Ps .did I mention mine achieved 37 on a run to dover.
Isn't it down hill on the way there, what about on the way back? :nerd:
by Bowler
Mon 06 Oct, 2014 08:48
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 100% clear windscreen
Replies: 17
Views: 1505

Re: 100% clear windscreen

Koolflyer wrote:Probably like a lot of folks here I have a nice metal tax disc holder which I quite like, perhaps someone might come up with a zroadster.net disc?? Just a thought :roll:
BMWCC looking at altering membership card to mirror a tax disc!
by Bowler
Mon 06 Oct, 2014 08:46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 100% clear windscreen
Replies: 17
Views: 1505

Re: 100% clear windscreen

I don't believe there was a set ruling Barry, it was just common place to put it on the bottom left corner of the screen. I think it just became the norm as whenever a car was bought from the dealers they'd put a holder I that position. :) It was the best place, stops short sighted traffic wardens ...
by Bowler
Sun 05 Oct, 2014 19:03
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 100% clear windscreen
Replies: 17
Views: 1505

100% clear windscreen

Sun shining, car taxed for another six months, so top down and a thirty mile round trip amongst the greenery of the local countryside. Took off the old tax disc and holder along with a couple of small BM stickers. Bit strange at first almost feels illegal. Great hours drive, almost worth paying the ...
by Bowler
Wed 01 Oct, 2014 20:57
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Newbie Alert!
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Re: Newbie Alert!

Always worth looking after the top, not sure proofing will help with the leak
by Bowler
Wed 01 Oct, 2014 20:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: First fill up
Replies: 46
Views: 6290

Re: First fill up

Davejue1 wrote:Any idea how much a gas conversion would be? I'm concerned about the damage my Zed is doing to the planet! :D
Lot less damage than that lorry of yours, anyway fuel consumption should be better now your shedding weight :lol: