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by Phil
Mon 10 Dec, 2012 13:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is this the lowest mileage Z3?
Replies: 17
Views: 647

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.
by Phil
Thu 06 Dec, 2012 09:12
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Help! S50 M Roadster - Power loss
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: Help! S50 M Roadster - Power loss

It hasnt gone into 'limp mode' has it?
by Phil
Sun 25 Nov, 2012 17:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW Car Club
Replies: 53
Views: 2101

Re: BMW Car Club

If you are a car club member you can apply to be on the z register without further charge. Notify the club office.
by Phil
Fri 23 Nov, 2012 10:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Z3M Roadster
Replies: 28
Views: 1362

Re: Wanted: Z3M Roadster

Shame you dont want black - might have been tempted to pass mine on -- :twisted:
by Phil
Tue 20 Nov, 2012 19:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Favorite Mod?
Replies: 67
Views: 2700

Re: Favorite Mod?

Oh - when I saw the title ' Favourite Mod?' I thought it was meant to be 'Favourite Moderator' and I was going to vote for ............ :oops: :evil: Then I read the thread and :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oo...
by Phil
Tue 20 Nov, 2012 19:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Favorite Mod?
Replies: 67
Views: 2700

Re: Favorite Mod?

Oh - when I saw the title ' Favourite Mod?' I thought it was meant to be 'Favourite Moderator' and I was going to vote for ............ :oops: :evil: Then I read the thread and :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oop...
by Phil
Fri 16 Nov, 2012 18:15
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: New wheels
Replies: 18
Views: 1205

Re: New wheels

Very nice - enjoy
by Phil
Mon 12 Nov, 2012 12:13
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: We've been bumped
Replies: 17
Views: 1389

Re: We've been bumped

Think you've answered the question yourself. If the Mrs is a police officer then you should go 100% by the book and notify the insurance etc
by Phil
Mon 05 Nov, 2012 20:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What winter boots have you fitted this winter ?
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: What winter boots have you fitted this winter ?

We've got Michelin Primacy Alpin 225/50 on 17in 284 style - but they're on the Alpina. The M doesnt go nowhere when the weather is that bad.

http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/bmw/284
by Phil
Mon 05 Nov, 2012 19:19
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Expedition to the Battlefields of Northern France
Replies: 17
Views: 8645

Re: Expedition to the Battlefields of Northern France

A superb hotel/restaurant in Verdun is le Coq Hardi

http://www.coq-hardi.com/
by Phil
Mon 29 Oct, 2012 10:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD Z3 2.8 ///M style quad exhaust (pre-facelift)
Replies: 19
Views: 2637

Re: Z3 2.8 ///M style quad exhaust (testing the water)

Best of luck with sorting out a swop
by Phil
Fri 26 Oct, 2012 20:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Winter Tyre Thread
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Winter Tyre Thread

by Phil
Fri 26 Oct, 2012 18:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Winter Tyre Thread
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Winter Tyre Thread

I leave the M with its all year tyres and dont drive it much.
The Alpina gets the works though with winter tyres and new alloys.
Cost -- dont ask.
For full on Alpina wheels and tyres over £4000
Opted for a BMW alloy (style 284) and non run flat tyres but still expensive.
by Phil
Fri 26 Oct, 2012 10:21
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Very Happy New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 907

Re: Very Happy New Member

Gazza is blushing :oops:

Welcome and enjoy the forum and your car.
by Phil
Wed 24 Oct, 2012 19:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Folding the hood in cold weather?
Replies: 17
Views: 607

Re: Folding the hood in cold weather?

Dont forget plastic brittles with age so it could be age as well as temperature.
by Phil
Mon 22 Oct, 2012 17:14
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 100 posts
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: 100 posts

And I am very gone!!! :D
by Phil
Mon 22 Oct, 2012 13:07
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 100 posts
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: 100 posts

Just remember I was here first but half my posts, my identity and everything else disappeared into the ether a few years ago. I aint got a sticker!!!
So if you are part of the woodwork Robert, I must be a fossil :D

That isnt an invitation for all sorts of comments :head:
by Phil
Sun 14 Oct, 2012 13:24
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Canman - RIP 14 October 2012
Replies: 37
Views: 2899

Re: Canman - RIP 14 October 2012

Only met Kevin once over fish and chips in Whitby and such a friendly great guy.
RIP Kevin
Marise and I send our condolences to his family
Sad day indeed
by Phil
Sat 13 Oct, 2012 20:46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 2 strange thread titles -----
Replies: 5
Views: 609

2 strange thread titles -----

'Knob query' and then 'Small part required' :oops:

I'll get my coat :dunce:
by Phil
Thu 04 Oct, 2012 19:48
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: bimmerforums.com problem?
Replies: 9
Views: 974

Re: bimmerforums.com problem?

No problem for me logging on just now
by Phil
Mon 01 Oct, 2012 18:34
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Winter tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 990

Re: Winter tyres

Just remember the embarasment of having to be pushed up a slight hill from work when the front wheel drive cars went around me. Then the following year on winter tyres - same hill -no problems.
by Phil
Sun 30 Sep, 2012 20:39
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Winter tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 990

Winter tyres

Anyone fitting winter tyres to their Z? and if so what.
by Phil
Sun 23 Sep, 2012 14:36
Forum: Performance
Topic: Coilover review - JOM cheapos on a Z3 2.8.
Replies: 5
Views: 1749

Re: Coilover review - JOM cheapos on a Z3 2.8.

Was this for coilovers all round?
by Phil
Fri 21 Sep, 2012 17:01
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: McLaren MP4 12C
Replies: 19
Views: 2009

Re: McLaren MP4 12C

My son, a grown up! hasnt stopped talking about the ride in it, courtesy of Gary.
by Phil
Fri 21 Sep, 2012 11:05
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: McLaren MP4 12C
Replies: 19
Views: 2009

Re: McLaren MP4 12C

If you've got 12 minutes watch this and then bear in mind Gary's is 616bhp. I thought his 997 turbo was quick but this was even better and he has to keep it below 5500rpm for the first few hundred miles. He turned up at my house straight from the dealer so even the controls were unfamiliar to him bu...
by Phil
Thu 20 Sep, 2012 20:47
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: McLaren MP4 12C
Replies: 19
Views: 2009

McLaren MP4 12C

My friend Gary, who contributes on here from time to time, has just taken delivery of a gorgeous new McLaren. Collected from the dealer this evening and came round to my house to take me out in it. 616bhp, carbon fibre everywhere, gull wing doors. Totally mind blowing and stunning. Never seen so man...
by Phil
Thu 20 Sep, 2012 17:02
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Diary empty.
Replies: 21
Views: 2638

Re: Diary empty.

J_M_C wrote:Phil I'm happy to look into arranging a day out with a little help.

First couple of weekends of October looking good for me!

Any takers to help John?
by Phil
Mon 17 Sep, 2012 15:46
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Quick Detail
Replies: 18
Views: 1736

Re: Quick Detail

Yeah Mark I've seen how imaculate your car is. Always envious I've got a shed load of cleaning stuff but not the same inclination. Got the Alpina as pristine as possible for yesterday but after the drive it was dusty and coated with dead flies - :cry: So it will wait till the weekend for a wash I gu...
by Phil
Sun 16 Sep, 2012 21:51
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Diary empty.
Replies: 21
Views: 2638

Re: Diary empty.

Sorry for opening a can of worms - that wasnt my intention. I am a member of .org anyway and do check out the events that wasnt the issue. Since we got the Alpina we have been doing regular meets even though there are so few of them. I just wondered why there are so few, if any, events on zroadster....
by Phil
Sat 15 Sep, 2012 16:31
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Diary empty.
Replies: 21
Views: 2638

Re: Diary empty.

Agree with Gazza - why are you not posting the events here?

I'm off on the Alpina meet tomorrow in the 'other' car. Cant wait to see 30-40 Alpinas all lined up together. There will be some Alpina Z4s as well.
by Phil
Fri 14 Sep, 2012 21:19
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Diary empty.
Replies: 21
Views: 2638

Diary empty.

Err does anyone fancy arranging something? There is nothing in the diary. :cry: There was a time when there would be a dozen things going on all over the place. Now - nothing. Come on guys - what would you like to do etc.. As an example this coming Sunday there are 34 Alpinas visiting a dealer with ...
by Phil
Wed 29 Aug, 2012 07:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z Tour in Pyrenees (France) - 25-26 May 2013 - NOW REGISTER
Replies: 39
Views: 12374

Re: Z Tour in Pyrenees (France) - 25-26 May 2013

Now to start planning a 2 week trip to link in. :D

Just about to set off for the west coast of France so will have to wait until we get back. :lol:
by Phil
Tue 28 Aug, 2012 15:32
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Zymol leather cleaner - Halfords?
Replies: 8
Views: 1316

Re: Zymol leather cleaner - Halfords?

They had only 2 bottles and both were damaged!!!!
by Phil
Mon 27 Aug, 2012 15:05
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Zymol leather cleaner - Halfords?
Replies: 8
Views: 1316

Re: Zymol leather cleaner - Halfords?

I like the Zymol stuff so off to Halfords tomorrow to see if they have that locally.
by Phil
Mon 27 Aug, 2012 08:55
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Zymol leather cleaner - Halfords?
Replies: 8
Views: 1316

Re: Zymol leather cleaner - Halfords?

It is available here.
If you happen to be a member of the BMWCC there is a 10% discount

http://www.johnswax.co.uk/acatalog/Prem ... ducts.html
by Phil
Fri 24 Aug, 2012 21:36
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Failed mot
Replies: 1
Views: 519

Failed mot

The old girl failed her mot today - cracked coilover. :cry:
M parts on order from Germany so a few days before she'll be back with us.
Decided to leave it with dealer as we go on holiday next week and they can keep it safely in their pound.
Better than leave it on our drive.
by Phil
Mon 20 Aug, 2012 20:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Winter Wheels & Tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 1046

Re: Winter Wheels & Tyres

The 'winter tyre offer from BMW' rims didnt clear the brakes properly so they sourced and supplied some other BMW steel rims for as close to the offer price as they could manage.
Sold them on to a forum member for his Z
by Phil
Mon 20 Aug, 2012 17:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Winter Wheels & Tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 1046

Re: Winter Wheels & Tyres

With 18inch wheels, you seem to be trying to remain fashionable throughout the winter! Forget about wide tyres - they are the last thing you want if it snows, and look on the door sticker for the size specified by BMW, which are narrow affairs on narrow steel wheels. They will not look fashionable,...
by Phil
Mon 20 Aug, 2012 17:37
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: What is a an S54 with 57k on the clock worth?
Replies: 30
Views: 2557

Re: What is a an S54 with 57k on the clock worth?

I think £8k is a pretty fair offer as a part ex..
If it was that easy I might swop mine for an Alpina Z4! :D - although her indoors wouldnt be happy.
by Phil
Sun 19 Aug, 2012 18:36
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: After ten years, I've returned
Replies: 4
Views: 1837

Re: After ten years, I've returned

What was your original login?
by Phil
Thu 16 Aug, 2012 21:02
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Silverstone Classic Pictures
Replies: 0
Views: 7813

Silverstone Classic Pictures

As previously mentioned a friend of mine Dave Airston, who is an accredited F1 photographer, was trackside at Silverstone taking shots of the parade lap. He has hundreds of shots and they may be purchased from Dave if you are interested but have your car details available so he can trace your car th...
by Phil
Tue 07 Aug, 2012 20:55
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 32
Views: 5830

Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit

There was an accredited ' professional ' photographer taking 1000s of Z shots commissioned by John Safe. He was trackside on the parade lap and has some fantastic shots. I'm not sure how you access them but I assume you have to buy them. He is actually a friend of mine and I have the shot of my car ...
by Phil
Sun 05 Aug, 2012 19:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyre size
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Tyre size

Wider tyres on the front - most odd.
by Phil
Sat 21 Jul, 2012 20:12
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Zedfest - thanks to John Safe
Replies: 29
Views: 3016

Zedfest - thanks to John Safe

I dont know if you all realised that the mastermind behind todays Zedfest was John Safe (ZZZEMMCO) who has spent 6 months or more arranging the event down to the last detail. What a fantastic success with around 300 Zs together and then all of us lined up on the starting grid at the end of the parad...
by Phil
Fri 20 Jul, 2012 09:02
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 455
Views: 69189

Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit

Hi folks, I will be at warwick services about 6.30 am on saturday, looking to leave there around 7.00ish to head on down to silverstone if anyone fancies meeting up, we will look forward to seeing you there Mark. We are planning a 6.30am start from Solihull so may well be around the services about ...
by Phil
Thu 19 Jul, 2012 18:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Trade in Value?
Replies: 34
Views: 1333

Re: Trade in Value?

I still love my Zed. I paid a fair price for her in February. I don't want to sell her....and I'm still paying out to get her where i'd like. If you want to know what a trade in price is for yours, go to the 'we buy any car' mob. They won't be far off the mark I guess. Might come as a shock about y...
by Phil
Mon 16 Jul, 2012 13:38
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 455
Views: 69189

Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit

Anyone tried driving in wellies :lol:
by Phil
Thu 12 Jul, 2012 20:12
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Good service Sytner Solihull - a tale of woe
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: Good service Sytner Solihull - a tale of woe

He wasnt in last night so didnt see him.
The place is well worth a visit. Very trendy and upmarket. Pretty good value and the food is first class.
We all had a good time and wouldnt hesitate to go again.
by Phil
Thu 12 Jul, 2012 17:57
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Good service Sytner Solihull - a tale of woe
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Good service Sytner Solihull - a tale of woe

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:55 pm Post subject: Good service Sytner Solihull - a tale of woe -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yesterday morning I decided to replace the rear tyres on the Alpina and went shopping on line for Michelins. Anything from £285...