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by Phil
Sun 08 Jul, 2012 12:28
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 455
Views: 69312

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

Jonttt wrote:Area 13 seems to be the one next to the slip road straight onto the circuit which makes sense for the parade lap ;-)
I would think all zed should be in area 13 ?

....slip road may well be the appropriate description if it stays muddy. :head:
by Phil
Mon 02 Jul, 2012 12:56
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 455
Views: 69312

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

Yeah - I got an e mail this morning. :D
by Phil
Sat 30 Jun, 2012 14:52
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 455
Views: 69312

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

I've only just found out about this event this morning. I'm not a regular contributor to the forum and generally only read the model specific Z3M section. I really want to go in the Z3M but I've already promised to go with friends to BugJam in the VW camper, which is on the same weekend. :head: Jus...
by Phil
Sat 16 Jun, 2012 19:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW red hoods
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: BMW red hoods

Well at long last the new hood has arrived. Being fitted on July 9th so should be ready for Silverstone.
by Phil
Sat 09 Jun, 2012 18:32
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: New 61 registrations released today
Replies: 19
Views: 1828

Re: New 61 registrations released today

Jonttt wrote:Am I missing something or do they mean anything ?
Agree - some of those are mediocre to say the least.
My wife, MARISE, has a superb plate on her car, bought at DVLA auction.

It's MAR 15E

No need to alter spacing or corrupt in anyway - it just spells her name.
by Phil
Thu 07 Jun, 2012 18:27
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z Tour in Pyrenees (France) - 25-26 May 2013 - NOW REGISTER
Replies: 39
Views: 12433

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

Great Frederic,
I know of others who are interested as well.
Cheers
Phil
by Phil
Mon 04 Jun, 2012 18:17
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Goodbye old Zed4 - Hello new Z4 s35i DCT
Replies: 11
Views: 1969

Re: Goodbye old Zed4 - Hello new Z4 s35i DCT

Very nice and enjoy.
by Phil
Sun 03 Jun, 2012 14:29
Forum: BMW Car Club and Z Register
Topic: Classic Z FIVE HUNDRED ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1511

Re: Classic Z FIVE HUNDRED ?

I think John, the BMWCC organiser, wants some help setting up the area in advance of our arrival. He has various banners, flags etc to put up and needs help.
Can you assist is what he is asking.
by Phil
Sat 02 Jun, 2012 21:09
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z Tour in Pyrenees (France) - 25-26 May 2013 - NOW REGISTER
Replies: 39
Views: 12433

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

Titan wrote:Bonsoir Frederic!
Nous serions enchante de revenir encore en France avec vous et Stephanie.
La Dordoge en 2009 c'etait magnifique - peut-être les Pyrénées sera encore mieux!
Salut
Dot & Terry
Does that mean you want to go? :lol: :lol:
by Phil
Sat 02 Jun, 2012 09:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How many types of tonneau cover?
Replies: 36
Views: 1244

Re: How many types of tonneau cover?

I've used mine twice in 12 years of Z ownership. I did hear somewhere that if you travel in Belgium it must be fitted as the metal folding spikes are deemed to be a hazard and must be covered by a tonneau or similar.
Could be wrong though.
by Phil
Sat 02 Jun, 2012 08:11
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z Tour in Pyrenees (France) - 25-26 May 2013 - NOW REGISTER
Replies: 39
Views: 12433

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

Hi Frederic,
Good to hear from you again. Having done both of your previous weekends, which were excellent, Marise and I would be interested in doing this one as well.
Keep us posted.
Cheers
Phil
by Phil
Tue 29 May, 2012 21:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What a fantastic forum
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: What a fantastic forum

Well said that man :D
by Phil
Mon 28 May, 2012 20:23
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Autokraft, Earlswood - good service.
Replies: 0
Views: 317

Autokraft, Earlswood - good service.

Firstly let me say I am totally useless with anything mechanical and so I went to collect my new illuminated gear knob for the M Roadster from Sytners this morning. They said it was easy to fit but they could do it at a price. So I rang Noel at Autokraft and took it straight round. He fitted it imme...
by Phil
Mon 21 May, 2012 18:51
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Kimbolton Classic Sunday July 15th
Replies: 10
Views: 1446

Re: Kimbolton Classic Sunday July 15th

Tony
by Phil
Thu 17 May, 2012 20:32
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Kimbolton Classic Sunday July 15th
Replies: 10
Views: 1446

Kimbolton Classic Sunday July 15th

If you fancy displaying your car here is an opportunity. The BMWCC have a reserved space within the display and I have been informed that you do not need to be a car club member to take part. However you do need to contact the coordinator in advance to get the display pass. http://www.classicshowsuk...
by Phil
Wed 16 May, 2012 12:47
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3m Roadsters trackday ability.
Replies: 21
Views: 1323

Re: Z3m Roadsters trackday ability.

Thanks c_w - I was teasing. :oops:
Its like there's a big difference between M-Tech suspension and the M suspension which I suspect is on the Sport mentioned above.
by Phil
Wed 16 May, 2012 11:03
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3m Roadsters trackday ability.
Replies: 21
Views: 1323

Re: Z3m Roadsters trackday ability.

Has the 2.2 sport got similar suspension to the M?
by Phil
Mon 07 May, 2012 19:25
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Thieves - True or not, I don't know
Replies: 22
Views: 1762

Re: Thieves - True or not, I don't know

Thanks for the reassurance - :cry:
by Phil
Mon 07 May, 2012 18:17
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Another car, another club
Replies: 7
Views: 732

Re: Another car, another club

Welcome and enjoy the car and the forum
by Phil
Mon 07 May, 2012 18:12
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Thieves - True or not, I don't know
Replies: 22
Views: 1762

Re: Thieves - True or not, I don't know

There does appear to be an element of truth to the key fob issue and I was talking to someone at Sytner BMW only the other day about this. They cant understand how this happens as they cant do the reprogramme themselves. However if the system at BMW has been hacked then anything is possible. I use a...
by Phil
Mon 07 May, 2012 18:05
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 M Roadster Census - Please help
Replies: 185
Views: 54417

Re: S54 M Roadster Census - Please help

Superb info. I notice mine is the only Sapphire black/black,red interior and red hood. I thought they were all supplied with hard tops but this shows otherwise and mine is one of those :lol: One error though as it shows they had multifunction steering wheels and mine hasn't. As my new BMW red hood a...
by Phil
Fri 27 Apr, 2012 17:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3000 miles from new!
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: 3000 miles from new!

Wonder if this car originated from close to Warwick. I knew someone who had a very low mileage car - he was called Jason. Came on some of the very early cruises. He was extremely keen about keeping his car perfect. If its his car it will be good.
by Phil
Sat 14 Apr, 2012 21:56
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - Fuel Flap Rubber Stand Off
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Wanted - Fuel Flap Rubber Stand Off

AND if you are a BMWCC member you get 10% discount :D :D
by Phil
Sat 14 Apr, 2012 21:50
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - Fuel Flap Rubber Stand Off
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Wanted - Fuel Flap Rubber Stand Off

Part #6 in the diagram below: http://static.bmwfans.info/images/epc/NzUwMDJfcA==.png Side panel/tail trim - BMW parts catalog Coopers are listing it at 40 pence here , but I would expect your local BMW dealer's parts desk to be cheaper. Cheers R. How much cheaper than 40p can another dealer be? Sup...
by Phil
Sat 14 Apr, 2012 20:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone had a replacement roof fitted?
Replies: 105
Views: 8176

Re: Anyone had a replacement roof fitted?

At what price point is a new hood too cheap? ie potentially poor quality.

Suppose I knew a guy who could do a complete new hood for £150 and it looked ok. Would you buy it?

Or perhaps £100 -

Just interested in feedback.
by Phil
Sat 14 Apr, 2012 11:55
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Yorkshire Cruise Saturday 14th April 2012
Replies: 53
Views: 12318

Re: Yorkshire Cruise Saturday 14th April 2012

A couple of Zs are off to Germany today, via France. We join up with them tomorrow and the driving might be quick but never a race. If we get to the Nordschliefe a week tomorrow that might be even quicker!!! :lol:
by Phil
Sat 14 Apr, 2012 11:52
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Yorkshire Cruise Saturday 14th April 2012
Replies: 53
Views: 12318

Re: Yorkshire Cruise Saturday 14th April 2012

Generally speaking the events are all 'cruises'. Some might be quite fast but definately not races.
by Phil
Mon 09 Apr, 2012 18:05
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 455
Views: 69312

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

Is the discount still available?
by Phil
Wed 28 Mar, 2012 19:26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: who else got a bit to much sun ?
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: who else got a bit to much sun ?

I was only working this morning so we had a lunchtime picnic at Baddersley Clinton sitting out in the sunshine - magic.
Didnt need the top down for that :D
by Phil
Wed 28 Mar, 2012 19:21
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 455
Views: 69312

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

Tough one.
We are taking the M Roadster but Marise would like to take the Alpina :head:
So it has to be the M on this occasion.
Next time might have to be different though :oops:
by Phil
Mon 26 Mar, 2012 20:15
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Tim's Z Colour Gallery
Replies: 6
Views: 9273

Re: Tim's Z Colour Gallery

Oh wow - I'd forgotten some of the early cruises. Some lovely pictures of our first Z S46 AJW. Bright red 1, 2.8 pre facelift. Just to put it in context we paid £32000 for the car including the hard top. Today probably £4-5K Wonder where that car is now - we loved it. Part exed it for our current M ...
by Phil
Mon 26 Mar, 2012 10:15
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: weekend

Cycling with my clubmates. Superb weather and a great 55 mile route in the country around the Warwick/Stratford area. Didnt see any Zs at all. Only one black Lotus that came round a bend and nearly lost it while heading straight towards the group. I decided to aim for the adjacent ditch just in case...
by Phil
Sat 24 Mar, 2012 21:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted | console blanking plate
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Wanted | console blanking plate

J1SUA wrote:Hi guys. Does anyone have a blanking plate going spare? I've taken the demister switch out and have a hole.

Cheers
Jonny.


I've found my narrow one which is of no use to me - if its the one you want pm me your address and I'll post it on to you.
code on it is 8400712
by Phil
Sat 24 Mar, 2012 10:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted | console blanking plate
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Wanted | console blanking plate

Make sure you get the right size. Believe it or not the one for the S54 M is different to the one for a pre facelift 2.8
I know I got the wrong one a few years ago. :head:
Might try and find the old one
by Phil
Fri 23 Mar, 2012 21:00
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 455
Views: 69312

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

Remember the special 2 for 1 offer finishes at the end of the month.
by Phil
Mon 19 Mar, 2012 22:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW red hoods
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: BMW red hoods

I believe there is a 2 year guarantee on BMW parts as standard.
by Phil
Mon 19 Mar, 2012 19:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW red hoods
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: BMW red hoods

Badman gee wrote:hmmmm, dont know if id pay that or go for an aftermarket hood for 600.

saying that, my car is totally standard, and i would probably have to go for an original.

:D
My thoughts exactly
by Phil
Mon 19 Mar, 2012 19:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW red hoods
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: BMW red hoods

I'll give you chapter and verse when I get the receipt from Sytners cos I cant remember exactly how much it was. The fitting is being done by a chap who does Sytners hoods, or at least used to, but I've gone direct to him.
It is approx £1500 all in though.
by Phil
Mon 19 Mar, 2012 18:01
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Insurance renewal for M
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: Insurance renewal for M

Gazza wrote:Mine was £590 in 2010

Changed to LV last year for £440, just renewed at £387 with LV :D :D

Went via Swinton on line and underwritten by ABC which is LV.
by Phil
Mon 19 Mar, 2012 17:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW red hoods
Replies: 12
Views: 546

BMW red hoods

The red hood on my M is looking shabby but I wanted an original one which I was led to believe is no longer available. WRONG - they are available from Germany to special order on a 6-8 lead in time. I have ordered one today and had to pay upfront for it via my local Sytners. I understand BMW have a ...
by Phil
Mon 19 Mar, 2012 15:40
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Insurance renewal for M
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Insurance renewal for M

Got my insurnce renewal on Friday. £544.29 for 2011 - renewal £477.64 Odd that it had gone down. So went on line to the company where I insured my wife's Alpina the other week and hey presto £357.34 So my insurance has gone down from £544 to £357 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D Now I do...
by Phil
Sun 18 Mar, 2012 17:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.8 / 3.0 / ZM Roadstar
Replies: 21
Views: 1151

Re: Z3 2.8 / 3.0 / ZM Roadstar

If you have an Alpina B3 3.2 the insurance must be pretty steep so an M might not be that much different.
by Phil
Tue 13 Mar, 2012 19:19
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Returning To The Fold... But Which Car?
Replies: 6
Views: 808

Re: Returning To The Fold... But Which Car?

I remember those 2 events from way back when .
So we must have met.
Now who are you? :D
by Phil
Fri 09 Mar, 2012 19:00
Forum: BMW Car Club and Z Register
Topic: Z Register
Replies: 38
Views: 7078

Re: Z Register

Ha Ha John - I get the hint.
I'll get to it right away. :D :D
by Phil
Fri 09 Mar, 2012 18:14
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 455
Views: 69312

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

Its not many weeks now till the special offer finishes so sign up now. The sight of hundreds of Zs all together will be awesome and doing a lap of Silverstone will be even more amazing. There is a professional photographer lined up to photograph the action and allow you to buy pictures of your car. ...
by Phil
Thu 08 Mar, 2012 20:16
Forum: BMW Car Club and Z Register
Topic: Z Register
Replies: 38
Views: 7078

Re: Z Register

Good news indeed Ian.
Its not easy trying to stimulate the Club Z register.
by Phil
Sun 04 Mar, 2012 17:25
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Forum benefit
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Re: Forum benefit

I have joined the Alpina register - er sorry - we have joined the Alpina register. Nice sticker already in the car.
by Phil
Thu 01 Mar, 2012 22:34
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: Welcome to the new ZRoadster site
Replies: 29
Views: 7706

Re: Welcome to the new ZRoadster site

Brilliant Robert
Many thanks