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Fri 17 Feb, 2006 21:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Movie Star
Replies: 24
Views: 1268

Lets not forget also the Z is a pop star in none other than the Beenie Mans - Who got the keys to my Beemer. Beenie Man is sat in a Z3 - a green one I think - all through the video.


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Fri 17 Feb, 2006 10:10
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: switches illuminating
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Yep, I can confirm what Paul says, air con and re-circ switches both unlit when lights are on unless they are pushed in.


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Fri 17 Feb, 2006 10:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 & Car Wash ?
Replies: 9
Views: 697

I think the car will be fine for leaks, but not sure if i would put a Z through a car wash. In fact I have never put a convertible through a car was. I have used a jet wash in the past, but always prefer to wash by hand.


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Thu 16 Feb, 2006 21:49
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: summer time - need better system?!
Replies: 32
Views: 6588

estocks, screen is Xenarc 700IDT. I have used a few different sat nav packages, Navigator - probably best so far, also freedrive / map monkey - not bad and can both be embedded in dashboard software. But, none of the pc sat nav packages are as simple or easy to use as Tomtom. So, my latest solution ...
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Thu 16 Feb, 2006 20:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Just bought a Z3 WOW :) A few Questions please....
Replies: 15
Views: 768

Hi Hopper and welcome, On your central locking, try lockin the car with the key from the passenger side, or the boot, if the drivers side still doesnt lock then its definitely the door lock solenoid. They are a pain to fix, although some on here have done it themselves. I got both mine replaced last...
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Thu 16 Feb, 2006 20:05
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: summer time - need better system?!
Replies: 32
Views: 6588

I had a brushed silver Kenwood head unit in mine, which was backlit in blue, looked ok on the blue dash / chrome rings etc. That was a nice setup, Mp3, tilting display, removable fascia, aux-in etc. But then i changed it. I have now put in a Car PC, running Windows XP with a 7" VGA touchscreen mount...
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Tue 14 Feb, 2006 16:54
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: how many have had a vanos replaced
Replies: 62
Views: 3241

To add further to Mikes point as well, Out of all the failed Vanos Units, do we have any idea which ones go more frequently? By this I mean, I am told BMW used 2 different Vanos Units, one made by Rolls Royce and one by another manufacturer (of whom I can't remember). My Vanos is made by Rolls Royce...
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Tue 14 Feb, 2006 13:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Crikey!
Replies: 6
Views: 381

A guy at work has got one on his Ford Focus. Its says "Focus" :shock:


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Tue 14 Feb, 2006 09:36
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Rear Screen Cleaner
Replies: 31
Views: 2345

I have had a tube of the BMW Cabrio paste stuff for a few years now. At the time i thought it was expensive, but its like magic. And, its lasted about 4 years so far. As Gary said, make sure you dont get it on anything black (like the zip around the window), very hard to get off.


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Tue 14 Feb, 2006 08:56
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Z Gathering 2nd April. Menus Page 3
Replies: 252
Views: 22203

Hi Jay,


You have had your organising head on again. I will come down for this one. Your cruises are usually a liitle too far south for me but this one is not too bad.


See you in April.


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Sat 11 Feb, 2006 19:07
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Cracked rear screen
Replies: 8
Views: 546

I took my hardtop off today. It was 9am and f%%kin freezin. So, before i put the roof up, i got the hair dryer on it so i didnt risk cracking it. Normally you would just put your blowers on for a few minutes before dropping the roof.


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Sat 11 Feb, 2006 18:32
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Was last yrs Warranty Direct GB worth it for you?
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Not the same policy in my case. They gave me a renewal, more money, less cover. The policy last year was 280 for gold cover, now they want 425 for bronze cover.

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Thu 09 Feb, 2006 16:01
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: ZM...terrible plate!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2430

Nah, thats not my gym.
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Thu 09 Feb, 2006 13:33
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: ZM...terrible plate!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2430

Did i pass you yesterday? Have you got a hardtop? I am sure i passed a silver one coming the otherway yesterday with a hardtop?


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Wed 08 Feb, 2006 22:28
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: ZM...terrible plate!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2430

I am a little more hardcore than that, been in BMW convertibles now for 10yrs+. I like the hot weather, i like the cold, i like the night, nighttime with the top down, great. I only have this hard top because i have never had a convertible with a hard top before. It does give the ///M a different lo...
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Tue 07 Feb, 2006 14:49
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: ZM...terrible plate!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2430

The 1.9 was an auto so it was a different kind of drive, more of a cruiser. I got rid of it when it hit 103,000 miles and was getting a few niggly problems (roof, brakes need doing, lots of small things mounting up). I then had a 325i Convertible for a year but missed the Z. Moving up to an ///M is ...
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Tue 07 Feb, 2006 13:10
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: ZM...terrible plate!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2430

Yep, had mine since December 04, so 15 months now. But i have previouly had a 97 1.9 Z3 auto in atlanta blue which i had for a few years. I don't have angel eyes on mine, in fact the car is pretty much standard apart from the av stuff. You more than likely have seen me at the gym as i am there usual...
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Tue 07 Feb, 2006 07:42
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: ZM...terrible plate!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2430

:shock: The cheek of it :lol: :lol: I noticed your silver Z last night. I have seen it there a couple of times. Thanks for the nice comments re: the car, and no, i am not worried about the plate...bought the plate years ago and just kept it. Did your Z have angel eyes? Come say hello next time you s...
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Wed 01 Feb, 2006 22:53
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Alfie's new Imola ///M....! (Long)
Replies: 72
Views: 10894

Nice one Alfie.

Must have been hard to look for that long before finding the right one, very patient, well done.


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Tue 31 Jan, 2006 08:56
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Was last yrs Warranty Direct GB worth it for you?
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Was last yrs Warranty Direct GB worth it for you?

Last year 25 or so Zroadster members bought into a warranty from Warranty Direct. There was lots of criticism regarding Warranty Direct and what was / was not covered, but at £290 for 13 months, it was worth a punt. My policy expires in March and i assume many others will be expiring in the coming m...
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Wed 11 Jan, 2006 19:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help Identifying my alarm/immob
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Thanks for the replys so far. Unfortunately, i didnt get handbook etc for the alarm. BMW say the alarm was not fitted from new and there current records don't go back far enough to show when and where it was fitted. I have to self certify to the insurance company that the alarm immob is fitted, but ...
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Wed 11 Jan, 2006 16:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help Identifying my alarm/immob
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Help Identifying my alarm/immob

My insurance company wants to know what model of immobiliser is fitted to the car. I don't even know where to find it. I was told that its a Thatcham Cat 1. Does anybody know what model number its likely to be. The car is a June 98 ///M Roadster. My alarm fob is 50mm x 35mm x 12mm with one corner ch...
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Wed 11 Jan, 2006 08:55
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: zm battery
Replies: 10
Views: 754

1256 miles...in 14 months :shock: :shock: :shock:

:lol: I'll take it out and give it a good blast for ya!! :P



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Fri 23 Dec, 2005 10:51
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Insurance companies and wheels, its a con!
Replies: 18
Views: 1116

X5 ROAD KING wrote: Last year I smashed up my 5 series on the way back from the reading branch christmas party.

Sounds about right considering the context of your other posts on here.


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Thu 22 Dec, 2005 19:02
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Touching Base!
Replies: 16
Views: 2317

I am not quite sure he understands what a Z is? Imagine, running any kind of business from one, but a dog grooming business :lol: :lol:

I suppose somebodies got to provide the jokes.


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Thu 22 Dec, 2005 18:51
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Insurance companies and wheels, its a con!
Replies: 18
Views: 1116

hmmmm....not quite sure it makes someone a sucker because they are considering thier options. Anyway, as long as your here posting your views and your, errr...wisdom, then at least all the other forums are safe :wink: .



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Tue 20 Dec, 2005 11:58
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Car PC going in my ///M first attempt.
Replies: 36
Views: 5179

I have freedrive, map monkey etc, all have problems, all a compromise if you ask me. I ahve finally got TomTom working in VGA mode remotely from my mobile to the car pc, thats a much nicer solution. It doesn't "dock" in the media front end at the minute though. Estocks...are you running a car-pc in ...
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Tue 20 Dec, 2005 11:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What CDs have you in your Zed?
Replies: 28
Views: 1932

Ha ha....i remember back in the early 90's

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Tue 20 Dec, 2005 00:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What CDs have you in your Zed?
Replies: 28
Views: 1932

Fixer wrote:
tags wrote: By the way, all running from touchscreen vga Pentium 4 car pc.

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Rub it in why don't you :lol:
Sorry matey :lol: Just about to stick 120gb in there. Also now got TomTom running remotely on the car pc from my phone/pocketpc.


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Mon 19 Dec, 2005 22:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What CDs have you in your Zed?
Replies: 28
Views: 1932

About 70gb of Hip Hop about 80% from mid-80s to early 90s and the rest spread right up to current. A bit of reggae, break beats, r'n'b, motown etc. Also numerous movies (for the kids) etc etc.

By the way, all running from touchscreen vga Pentium 4 car pc.

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Sun 18 Dec, 2005 16:06
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Highlander II - 5/6/7th May 2006 - Now Full
Replies: 46
Views: 6227

Might give it a bash. Will it be around the time of Lakes 06 (if there is one planned)?


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Thu 15 Dec, 2005 00:04
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: A Listed
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Nice one Graham. I did spot you in a few mags. I always said you were a poser :P


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Wed 14 Dec, 2005 16:28
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z M Rocker Cover removal
Replies: 6
Views: 568

I have had mine off in the past, no gaskets as far as i can remember. All your coil packs etc are under there, just 4 allen screws.


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Tue 13 Dec, 2005 16:27
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Username
Replies: 31
Views: 1298

mines been with me for years, TAG is my initials, which was also my graffiti name in my younger years (tut tut) and then became my dj name of DJ Tags in the early 90's whilst dj'ing on various radio stations. And now Tags is the name I use on most forums.
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Fri 09 Dec, 2005 16:09
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Adrian Flux Insurance, any good? Or stick with First Alterna
Replies: 14
Views: 9039

Excellent info from you all, i think i'll give em a go.


Thank you all.


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Fri 09 Dec, 2005 14:43
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Adrian Flux Insurance, any good? Or stick with First Alterna
Replies: 14
Views: 9039

Stu...that sounds interesting. I wonder how they calculate a non-bhp increasing mod like a strut. I presume i would still have to tell them if i fit that.

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Fri 09 Dec, 2005 11:50
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Adrian Flux Insurance, any good? Or stick with First Alterna
Replies: 14
Views: 9039

Thanks for the input chaps. They are looking more favourable now. I have tried confused and it is a good search tool, but best price from them was around £1k.

Stu, did the Supercharger make much difference to your price?



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Fri 09 Dec, 2005 10:19
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Insurance companies and wheels, its a con!
Replies: 18
Views: 1116

Insurance companies and wheels, its a con!

Original BMW wheels are usually more expensive to replace from BMW than decent aftermarket alternatives. Hence, if i changed my wheels for a different set of rims, it would be cheaper for the insurance company to replace those than a set of original BMW rims.....with me so far....so why do we have t...
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Fri 09 Dec, 2005 09:50
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Adrian Flux Insurance, any good? Or stick with First Alterna
Replies: 14
Views: 9039

Adrian Flux Insurance, any good? Or stick with First Alterna

Hi guys, I am about to renew my insurance with First Alternative. Thier renewal is cheaper than last year but still £904. I decided to ring round and found Adrian Flux from the BMW Car Club magazine. They eventually offered me a quote of £668 with comparable benefits to the First Alternative policy ...
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Fri 02 Dec, 2005 19:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gummipflege -> Carboflo?
Replies: 2
Views: 458

I recently bought some of the BMW branded gummipfledge, it came as a spray in a tin. seems to have worked



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Sat 26 Nov, 2005 11:10
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Insurance :(
Replies: 18
Views: 970

exodusbob wrote:Has anyone tried Sainsburys. I'm 30, 6 yrs NCB, Manchester postcode paying £600 on my MR, with protected NCB.

What Manchester postcode is that? I am in M22. Is the Sainsburys insurance an online one or in the shop?

Cheers



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Mon 21 Nov, 2005 08:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Where Is Fixer.................
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Good point...chat to him now and then on msn, but not seen him logging in recently. :?: :?:
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Thu 17 Nov, 2005 17:41
Forum: Performance
Topic: What'll she do Mister? (supercharged 2.8 Z3 Roadster)
Replies: 25
Views: 2416

Can you say that again :lol:
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Thu 17 Nov, 2005 17:37
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Insurance :(
Replies: 18
Views: 970

I have some good news from the insurance company for a change. Just to recap....me...34, ///M, 6 yrs NCB, No points, no mods. My insurance this year has gone down on last year. Last year £960, this year £904. Its only goods news in the fact that this is the first time in my life that my insurance ha...
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Thu 17 Nov, 2005 17:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Frosty mornings and plastic rear windows....
Replies: 10
Views: 560

This may be pretty obvious, but, do not attempt to drop the top whilst it is that cold, you will crack the screen. I have seen this happen as early as 6 in the evening when its been pretty cold throughout the day. I wouldnt try scraping it with anything either. I have my hard top on at the mo, and t...
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Sun 13 Nov, 2005 22:24
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Windows Mobile 5
Replies: 3
Views: 834

Hi Jay, A friend of mine has ad it working on XDA Exec. Hi res tomtom, very sharp, menus not so sharp but maps are. He goes to Cuba tomorrow so i can't ask him if he had to do anything special to get it going, but i know he did struggle a bit. I take it you have moved up to the XDA Exec as well then...
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Wed 09 Nov, 2005 21:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop clonks !
Replies: 9
Views: 752

I adjusted the hndles on mine to make the gap less and make the top sit closer to the car. Seems to have reduced banging on bumps and only here it on heavy bumps. I still have a 2 - 3mm gap on the drivers side A pillar and will have to wait til i have an extra set of hands to adjust it, but as you s...
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Sun 06 Nov, 2005 20:57
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: ///M stickers on Wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 696

I replaced mine (some were missing last year), not sure of the part number and neither were BMW. I had to sit at the service desk and point them out on screen. Anyway, they cost less than £10 for the 4.


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Thu 03 Nov, 2005 12:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New car! - learning quickly. Some questions for you all
Replies: 11
Views: 1287

Good. He has always done right by me. He might even show you his M3.

:lol: :lol:
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Wed 02 Nov, 2005 21:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New car! - learning quickly. Some questions for you all
Replies: 11
Views: 1287

I can't fault Autotech in Sale 0161 969 1117. Independant BMW specialist. Ask for Tony, he owns the place and used to be a BMW Technician. He is also into racing and recently bought Demon Tweeks E36 M3 Evo British Touring Car. Anyway, i have been going to him for years with cars E36 318i, Z3 1.9 Aut...