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by Phil
Wed 10 Jul, 2013 11:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 36
Views: 1658

Re: Tyres

You only have to get caught out once. Go for the best that's within your price range.
by Phil
Mon 08 Jul, 2013 14:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Surplus Goodyear F1 Eagles
Replies: 12
Views: 1293

Re: Surplus Goodyear F1 Eagles

Well done Pete and thank you.
by Phil
Tue 18 Jun, 2013 17:41
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale. 2001 2.2 Z3 special edition
Replies: 19
Views: 957

Re: For Sale. 2001 2.2 Z3 special edition

Brian(fg2810) has asked me to confirm his service schedule and I attach his pm to me Hi phil , checked my service book , and i have all the relevant stamps up to April 2012 , would you be able to put this on my post . It would be nice to leave the post locked on a good note , no doubts about servici...
by Phil
Tue 18 Jun, 2013 10:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale. 2001 2.2 Z3 special edition
Replies: 19
Views: 957

Re: For Sale. 2001 2.2 Z3 special edition

I have locked this thread.
If anyone is interested contact the seller direct.
by Phil
Tue 11 Jun, 2013 11:54
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Kimbolton 14th July
Replies: 0
Views: 863

Kimbolton 14th July

Some of you might be interested in this KIMBOLTON SPORTING BEARS CLASSIC CAR SHOW - JULY 14TH 2013 Central Region is once again planning to exhibit upto 40 cars at this highly rated festival: It's well worth it, set in lovely countryside inside Kimbolton School grounds. The BMW's have been allocated...
by Phil
Mon 10 Jun, 2013 17:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: well went and done it 18's on now!
Replies: 40
Views: 878

Re: well went and done it 18's on now!

Looks good - understated, subtle and desirable.
by Phil
Fri 07 Jun, 2013 19:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - blanking plate for switch
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: Wanted - blanking plate for switch

BMW dealerships probably can still get them. I got one a year or so back.
by Phil
Fri 07 Jun, 2013 08:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: do people prefer?
Replies: 23
Views: 628

Re: do people prefer?

Rafolian wrote:Have to agree on that one. I find there is not a lot of difference with the wind deflecter on or off, and I am 5 foot 9!
Wow - We notice the difference instantly when the deflector is down.
by Phil
Mon 03 Jun, 2013 14:48
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: How long have you had your z3?
Replies: 31
Views: 1828

Re: How long have you had your z3?

9 years and 5 months for ours. I part exed a 2.8 with 57912 on the clock and got £10,100 for it. The M cost £25799 and had 8600 on the clock. We both love the car particularly my wife. I wanted to buy a rather nice Alpina Roadster in sapphire black with a red interior but her indoors said that our M...
by Phil
Sun 02 Jun, 2013 18:52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Congratulations
Replies: 14
Views: 1134

Re: Congratulations

What a fine looking little man you've got there.
Many congratulations to both of you
Phil and Marise
by Phil
Tue 28 May, 2013 15:21
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Sixteen years old
Replies: 13
Views: 1888

Re: Sixteen years old

Thanks for that - didn't realise Chips Away did wheels.
by Phil
Mon 27 May, 2013 09:47
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Sixteen years old
Replies: 13
Views: 1888

Re: Sixteen years old

Where did you have the wheel refurb done?
by Phil
Mon 27 May, 2013 09:46
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Sixteen years old
Replies: 13
Views: 1888

Re: Sixteen years old

Almost did a double take when I saw your car. Its a mirror image of mine except for the hood. :lol:

Lovely, lovely car - but then I would say that
by Phil
Thu 23 May, 2013 19:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Identify This Z3 Part Please
Replies: 17
Views: 1039

Re: Identify This Z3 Part Please

The part number suggests it is a anti slip cover 8 413 620? never seen this before? Part 6 http://static.bmwfans.info/images/epc/ODY4MjVfcA==.png Floor covering - BMW parts catalog Phil, is number 35 the part you were referring too? http://static.bmwfans.info/images/epc/MTQyNjkxX3A=.png Hardtop par...
by Phil
Wed 22 May, 2013 19:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Identify This Z3 Part Please
Replies: 17
Views: 1039

Re: Identify This Z3 Part Please

It fits in the holes where the hard top fitting kit is sited.
If you have a hard top it is located at the back by 2 fairly hefty lugs which fit into 2 holes. When removed the part you show masks the holes.
by Phil
Mon 20 May, 2013 17:38
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Selling my CatD M Roadster
Replies: 36
Views: 3090

Re: Selling my CatD M Roadster

It does look a nice car, sorry to hear about your unfortunate situation! I would leav the price at 75 unless your in a hurry. Cat listing sensitivity is a bit like mileage sensitivity. I personally think your car has high miles and the cat d too. But that's just my personal opinion. As i said, leav...
by Phil
Mon 13 May, 2013 17:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Dark grey carpet complete
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Dark grey carpet complete

Your suggested price of £200 might be putting people off.
You could ask for offers
by Phil
Thu 09 May, 2013 19:09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Auto Trader
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Auto Trader

Badman gee wrote:I felt the same when playboy stopped being printed.

Enjoyed flicking through the pages as well :lol:

You are a bad boy :lol:
by Phil
Wed 08 May, 2013 21:12
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: black wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 1250

Re: black wheels

by Phil
Wed 08 May, 2013 19:04
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: black wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 1250

Re: black wheels

Hi Woody,
What are those tyres you have on the car?
by Phil
Wed 01 May, 2013 19:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Original Build Data
Replies: 27
Views: 13816

Re: Original Build Data

Stand corrected. Looks like most didn't have the hardtop.
by Phil
Wed 01 May, 2013 15:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Original Build Data
Replies: 27
Views: 13816

Re: Original Build Data

I am not worthy to be made a sticky - or maybe I'd like to be a sticky afterall. :lol: :lol: Interesting point for those with S54s - they came with a hard top as standard. I did think that was the case and it might have been for S50s. Not sure. But anyone buying an S54 should, in theory, have a hard...
by Phil
Wed 01 May, 2013 13:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Original Build Data
Replies: 27
Views: 13816

Original Build Data

If you want to find out all the info about your specific car as it came off the production line try this. You need the last 7 digits from the vin number and hey presto http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html (English) http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html (Deutsch) Just used it...
by Phil
Mon 22 Apr, 2013 11:13
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Robert T
Replies: 23
Views: 1260

Re: Happy Birthday RobT

Happy birthday young man.
Sh*t - my sons nearly 40
by Phil
Fri 12 Apr, 2013 11:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Just had a thought.........
Replies: 51
Views: 868

Re: Just had a thought.........

Ah but its BMW paint and roof :D
by Phil
Fri 12 Apr, 2013 06:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Just had a thought.........
Replies: 51
Views: 868

Re: Just had a thought.........

Mines totally original - and hopefully will stay like that.
by Phil
Thu 04 Apr, 2013 18:06
Forum: Better Driving
Topic: Odd speeding fine, is this legal?
Replies: 8
Views: 1847

Re: Odd speeding fine, is this legal?

There is a very helpful website that may give you some guidance

http://www.pepipoo.com./
by Phil
Mon 11 Mar, 2013 10:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Keep or sell ?
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: Keep or sell ?

Go out on a cruise in a convoy of Zeds and then you'll really feel exhilerated. Even if its not a quick drive its great to look in your mirror and see a line of Zeds and see Zeds in front as well.
You know you want to so just go out and do it. :D
by Phil
Fri 08 Mar, 2013 18:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's your private plate?
Replies: 82
Views: 2343

Re: What's your private plate?

My car has M12 PLR - PLR my initials
My wifes Alpina has MAR 15E - her name is Marise. Looks superb, no spaces, spots or corruptions. :D
Fortunately she bought it for herself - phew!
by Phil
Tue 05 Mar, 2013 14:22
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: I have been smoking again.. now grills done also
Replies: 33
Views: 3408

Re: I have been smoking again.. now grills done also

PCSAM - do you know what the transmission factor is with those headlights?
by Phil
Sat 02 Mar, 2013 16:58
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: AA Renewal
Replies: 24
Views: 1273

Re: AA Renewal

I got my AA renewal today for April 1st. It is £172.80, joint cover. It includes free homestart and relay for Mrs Ragtop and myself. With the relay it gives us peace of mind that they will transport our cars and passengers anywhere in the UK. Interesting the BMW cover is Europe wide with a courtesy...
by Phil
Fri 01 Mar, 2013 17:05
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: AA Renewal
Replies: 24
Views: 1273

Re: AA Renewal

I got my AA renewal today for April 1st. It is £172.80, joint cover. It includes free homestart and relay for Mrs Ragtop and myself. With the relay it gives us peace of mind that they will transport our cars and passengers anywhere in the UK. Interesting the BMW cover is Europe wide with a courtesy...
by Phil
Wed 27 Feb, 2013 18:39
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: AA Renewal
Replies: 24
Views: 1273

Re: AA Renewal

BMW Breakdown via Mondial is £148. Excellent cover and service. Usually a BMW technician in a 5 series touring turns up with lots of BMW parts etc. I know, the Z wouldnt start today and there they were in a pretty short time and sorted it. Guy even remembered the car when he fitted a new battery abo...
by Phil
Fri 22 Feb, 2013 12:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel finishes - shadow chrome v chromeline
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Wheel finishes - shadow chrome v chromeline

They dont look like shadow chrome as there is no colour variation over the rim. Its almost, if not impossible to match shadow chrome.
by Phil
Sat 16 Feb, 2013 09:27
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Tonneau cover
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Tonneau cover

Mines 10 years old and I've used it twice - both times at Gaydon Show.
by Phil
Wed 06 Feb, 2013 21:53
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Other ride?
Replies: 42
Views: 2282

Re: Other ride?

Our other car is an Alpina D3 Biturbo.
Bought it for the wife but I take it to work. She has use of the M though. Fair exchange methinks. :D
by Phil
Mon 04 Feb, 2013 16:43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 2013 Zedblats
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: 2013 Zedblats

Done the Isle of Man a few years ago and out of town no speed limits. Best to get out on the TT circuit early in the morning before there is traffic and enjoy. The mountain section is awesome and you can really open up your car and enjoy even if you see a police car.
by Phil
Tue 29 Jan, 2013 19:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Full exterior respray cost?
Replies: 17
Views: 910

Re: Full exterior respray cost?

I notice you are the Midlands. I use a BMW approved bodyshop in Warwick - P L Carbodies. Had my car resprayed about 4 years ago for about £2500 - took the car apart and took about 10 days. Recently used them for a bodywork repair to our Alpina and both were super jobs but at a price. As previously s...
by Phil
Tue 29 Jan, 2013 17:38
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 216
Views: 33609

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

gas guzzler wrote:Do you have to be a member of the BMW OC to get tickets for the infield?

Cheers Andy
No
by Phil
Sat 26 Jan, 2013 20:21
Forum: Performance
Topic: Winter tyres
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Winter tyres

Winter tyres have lower speed ratings. So T rated tyres are commonplace. I'm using Michelin Alpins on our Alpina. Cant believe the difference they are making in the cold weather.
by Phil
Fri 18 Jan, 2013 14:42
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Which leather cleaner?
Replies: 6
Views: 592

Re: Which leather cleaner?

Zymol 2 stage is pretty good.
by Phil
Sun 13 Jan, 2013 10:52
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Euro Trip with Maurice the Martian and Zedwheels
Replies: 6
Views: 2028

Re: Euro Trip with Maurice the Martian and Zedwheels

If you get chance the Car Museum in Mulhouse is stunning. And I do mean stunning.

http://www.citedelautomobile.com/en/discover


The railway museum nearby is also very very good - if you like steam engines - which I do. :oops:
by Phil
Tue 01 Jan, 2013 15:21
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Plans for 2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1359

Re: Plans for 2013

Plans for the New Year might be to use it more. Only did about 1500 miles in it last year since the Alpina has taken centre stage since we got it.
by Phil
Tue 01 Jan, 2013 11:28
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Happy New Year!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: Happy New Year!!!

Happy new year to all the zed community. :cheers
by Phil
Wed 26 Dec, 2012 10:26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Christmas Engagement
Replies: 30
Views: 1424

Re: Christmas Engagement

Badman gee wrote:The m is still my first love :twisted:

Brave man :D or could be called other things I suppose :oops:

Many congratulations to both of you.
by Phil
Mon 24 Dec, 2012 16:56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Merry Christmas

Yuletide felicitations to everyone on here.

:cheers

Happy new year as well

:bounce:

Cheers

:king: :cheers :king:

Phil
by Phil
Sun 23 Dec, 2012 10:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW Straight 6
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: BMW Straight 6

Later M5s have V8 engines. You have to go back to the E34 for 6 cylinder engines

Some info here
http://www.unixnerd.demon.co.uk/enumber.html
by Phil
Fri 14 Dec, 2012 15:01
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Silversone classic tickets now on sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1527

Re: Silversone classic tickets now on sale

Also had the e mail but I think there will be better prices via car club discounts so I'm waiting to see what transpires.
by Phil
Thu 13 Dec, 2012 09:55
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Rear Screen Scratch remover.
Replies: 15
Views: 1512

Rear Screen Scratch remover.

For years I have used the BMW cabrio rear screen cleaner. The one that comes in a tube and looks like toothpaste.
BMW no longer have this product although it still has a part number and price.

Anyone used the Renovo product?

http://www.renovointernational.com/prod ... polish.php
by Phil
Mon 10 Dec, 2012 13:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is this the lowest mileage Z3?
Replies: 17
Views: 637

Re: Is this the lowest mileage Z3?

Wonder if its on its original tyres?
12yrs old and hardly used but presumably in need of changing!!!! - possibly.