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by Phil
Mon 30 Jun, 2014 13:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fitting the tonneau cover
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Fitting the tonneau cover

I've never had a problem fitting it ---- It lives in the garage where it belongs. It is almost an antique. :D :D :D :D :D
by Phil
Sat 21 Jun, 2014 20:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight Converter / France Trip
Replies: 22
Views: 716

Re: Headlight Converter / France Trip

Mike, it's not a case of just being stroppy. My headlights were damaged by using converters. I'm just off to France again in a weeks time, and you can't blame me for being a bit worried about it. I've always complied with French regulations, but just would like to be sure that it won't happen again...
by Phil
Wed 18 Jun, 2014 08:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight Converter / France Trip
Replies: 22
Views: 716

Re: Headlight Converter / France Trip

Be aware that the adhesive can react with your headlights and turn them cloudy. I fitted some cheapo deflectors some years ago and it ruined the headlights. Had a permanent shadow where they had been fixed. Now I only use the BMW ones and haven't had any problems with those. There are some tiny mark...
by Phil
Sun 15 Jun, 2014 20:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Where to store z3 tonneau cover?
Replies: 19
Views: 788

Re: Where to store z3 tonneau cover?

I've had 2 Zs for about 13 years in total and a tonneau cover with each. I think I've used them twice and my current one is stored in the garage on the top shelf where it belongs. I do agree that it tidies up the rear when in place but if it rains you'll be soaked before you get the roof up and if y...
by Phil
Sat 14 Jun, 2014 21:27
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12897

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

mwpe wrote:A great day out, many thanks to Carol for all her hard work and everyone else involved. It was great fun trying to stay with the 2S54s and Z4 on the last leg. We must definitely do it again. :)

Hee Hee Hee - good man
by Phil
Sat 14 Jun, 2014 19:48
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12897

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Arrived home after an unbelievably fast run. Tom Tom took me via the A31, M3, A34 and M40. I wont divulge the speed but I never touched the brakes except for a fuel stop and a couple of roundabouts. Carol - thank you ever so much for arranging everything. It was a stunning route with a good lunch st...
by Phil
Sun 08 Jun, 2014 16:09
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12897

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

If anyone has walkie talkies bring them along. It helps keep the group together particularly if someone has a problem.
by Phil
Sun 01 Jun, 2014 19:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: First Aid kit
Replies: 17
Views: 798

Re: First Aid kit

I have a later M and there is no bracket. It doesn't have a secure home.
by Phil
Mon 26 May, 2014 20:43
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12897

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Sounds great Alfie. Looking forward to it and meeting up again.
by Phil
Mon 19 May, 2014 18:00
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12897

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Great John.
We can meet up at Warwick Services on the M40 and go down together.
I'll touch base nearer the time.
by Phil
Tue 13 May, 2014 14:49
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12897

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Hi John - that's good news indeed.
We are staying at The Royal Chase Hotel near Shaftsbury.
Stourhead the day before if you can join us for that as well it would be great.
by Phil
Thu 08 May, 2014 10:06
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12897

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Sounds like a plan Jay - hope to see you then.
by Phil
Wed 07 May, 2014 10:25
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12897

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

We've booked into the Royal Chase Hotel at Shaftsbury as its close to Stourhead where we will be on Friday. When I tried to book in the Royal Chase it was full :( so we're in the White Hart Hotel in Sturminster Newton. Really looking forward to meeting old (Bazza) and making some new friends :) Let...
by Phil
Fri 02 May, 2014 15:03
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12897

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Looking forward to it. :)
by Phil
Fri 02 May, 2014 11:17
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12897

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Pretty Please Pauline :roll: I'll buy you a cake :) Bazza OK Ci, negotiations complete so we're definitely coming on this. :) :) (Bazza - Pauline hopes its a big cake :D ) As it's a fair way for us we're coming down on Friday, any recommendations for a hotel nearby? Mint +1 for lunch, Z3, 2.2, Blue...
by Phil
Fri 02 May, 2014 10:19
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12897

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

I'm a definite now - hotel booked for the previous night.
Looking forward to seeing some old friends again.
by Phil
Mon 28 Apr, 2014 10:29
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: English Whisky Run
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: English Whisky Run

Have you posted this on .org they have a strong following in Norfolk.
by Phil
Fri 25 Apr, 2014 15:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3M Driving Experience
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: Z3M Driving Experience

Simple answer to the last point - there is no traction control on the S50.
by Phil
Fri 25 Apr, 2014 08:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2002 S54 Pheonix Yellow M Roadster with hardtop
Replies: 15
Views: 1751

Re: 2002 S54 Pheonix Yellow M Roadster with hardtop

NOW SOLD

Hope its gone to a good home.
by Phil
Wed 23 Apr, 2014 21:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD Very rare original BMW book
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: SOLD Very rare original BMW book

I had a few of these a few years back and gave them away as I got them as freebies from BMW. :head:
by Phil
Tue 22 Apr, 2014 17:03
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12897

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Alfie wrote:
Phil wrote:Got an hotel in mind near Shaftsbury. Best Western and I have enough points for a free night.
:roll:
Tightwad.

:lol:
A.
I've got 70,000 points amassed over the years and this seems like an ideal opportunity to use some of them. :oops:
by Phil
Mon 21 Apr, 2014 20:34
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12897

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

It's on .org now.
by Phil
Mon 21 Apr, 2014 16:10
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12897

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Got an hotel in mind near Shaftsbury. Best Western and I have enough points for a free night.
by Phil
Mon 21 Apr, 2014 09:14
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run
Replies: 109
Views: 12897

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Might well be up for this Nick.
by Phil
Sun 20 Apr, 2014 16:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New car prices
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: New car prices

I've got 2 price lists - March 1999 and July 1999 The earlier one has on the road prices as follows 1.9 -£21510 2.8 - £28150 M Roadster - £40600 M Coupe - £40600 By July 1999 they had changed to 1.8 - £19995 2.0 - £22995 2.8 - £28350 M Roadster and Coupe unchanged. Obviously the engine line up had c...
by Phil
Sun 30 Mar, 2014 19:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pre 2004 posts
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Pre 2004 posts

The forum started around 1998/9 but was hacked several times.
In the start Tim Cullis was first member, I was second and Neil Robinson was third. But a lot of the early posts must have been lost. My own account vanished for several months and when resurrected I had to start from scratch again.
by Phil
Sat 15 Mar, 2014 12:09
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: The cheapest 3M Roadster ever??
Replies: 1
Views: 461

Re: The cheapest 3M Roadster ever??

It is not as described either - its an S50 version.
by Phil
Fri 07 Mar, 2014 11:30
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Donington German Prestige Event - 27th April 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 405

Donington German Prestige Event - 27th April 2014

Anyone going to this - I am, but not sure which car I'm taking. The BMWCC have asked if I'd like to display one of the cars on the stand and so I'll let them decide which one they want. Might be interesting for those of you looking for bits and pieces etc. http://www.classicshows.org/donington270414...
by Phil
Tue 04 Mar, 2014 19:19
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z3M LS3
Replies: 7
Views: 1204

Re: Z3M LS3

If it's Snatch's car the boot spoiler does work - not cosmetically - but it gave it some downforce to keep the car stable.
by Phil
Fri 28 Feb, 2014 11:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Touch up paint - help
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Touch up paint - help

If you are in the BMWCC you get a dealer discount.
by Phil
Sun 23 Feb, 2014 18:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Z3 just been posted on PHeads
Replies: 48
Views: 1305

Re: 3.0 Z3 just been posted on PHeads

Could the radio display be down to condensation or damp. Mine does the same thing on one particular character on the display but once the car has warmed up, literally, it corrects itself. The car goes out infrequently and is kept outside so to see if I can prevent this I've put one of those moisture...
by Phil
Wed 19 Feb, 2014 08:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW parts
Replies: 5
Views: 715

BMW parts

I read lots of requests on here for parts of all descriptions and see the prices people pay for, what they think are difficult to find bits. I just wonder if you have ever considered going to your BMW dealer and enquiring about the part you want. I wanted a piece of trim for the interior mirror for ...
by Phil
Mon 10 Feb, 2014 10:10
Forum: BMW Car Club and Z Register
Topic: New Z Register chair
Replies: 10
Views: 2928

Re: New Z Register chair

Well done Ian. :cheers
by Phil
Wed 22 Jan, 2014 18:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Whats your favourite bmw/non bmw z3 wheels
Replies: 18
Views: 2108

Re: Whats your favourite bmw/non bmw z3 wheels

Alpina Classic for me
by Phil
Wed 25 Dec, 2013 09:23
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Merry Xmas.
Replies: 22
Views: 1490

Re: Merry Xmas.

Merry Christmas to everyone on here and enjoy your Zs.
Drive carefully and enjoy.
by Phil
Fri 08 Nov, 2013 14:55
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: ANOTHER FANTASTIC FRIDAY PERFORMANCE..
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: ANOTHER FANTASTIC FRIDAY PERFORMANCE..

Wow - where's my handkerchief. Absolutely stunning.
by Phil
Wed 23 Oct, 2013 21:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB..GENUINE ALPINA WHEEL HUB COVER
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: WTB..GENUINE ALPINA WHEEL HUB COVER

Try the forum below for info.


http://thealpinaregister.com/forums/index.php


That 333i is very rare.
by Phil
Mon 21 Oct, 2013 12:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Whel refurb - how much?
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Whel refurb - how much?

This thread will give you more info..


http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... =6&t=38873
by Phil
Sat 19 Oct, 2013 19:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hard top on yet?
Replies: 32
Views: 3766

Re: Hard top on yet?

Was going to be today - all set and then the heavens opened up. Will have to wait till its dried out again.
by Phil
Wed 02 Oct, 2013 21:09
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: New M-Roadster & Wheel Refurbishment Quote - Views?
Replies: 9
Views: 1662

Re: New M-Roadster & Wheel Refurbishment Quote - Views?

With a little negotiating input from someone on here I've had mine done at Rimstock. Collected today after just over 3 weeks away and I'm very happy with them. Shadow chrome has come out better than I thought it would.
by Phil
Tue 24 Sep, 2013 13:33
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Is a coupe that much better than a roadster?
Replies: 18
Views: 2248

Re: Is a coupe that much better than a roadster?

Interesting!
There were 986 rhd coupes and 991 rhd roadsters. So hardly any difference in production numbers.
by Phil
Mon 02 Sep, 2013 11:54
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Sytner Solihull good service
Replies: 0
Views: 375

Sytner Solihull good service

My M Roadster was having some new tyres fitted at Sytner, Solihull and while I waited I was looking round the showroom, as you do. I spotted a new M135i and was just sitting in it, as you do. A salesman asked if I wanted to drive one as they had one on demo. After explaining I was just waiting for m...
by Phil
Fri 30 Aug, 2013 18:25
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: MOT success
Replies: 1
Views: 347

MOT success

Car passed its mot today but advisory on rear tyres. So new PS3s being fitted on Monday. Didn't realise the tyres had been on for 4 years so now will have PS3s all round as I'm currently running PS2s on the rear. Also had the aircon regassed - what a difference that made on the drive home. Bloody fr...
by Phil
Fri 30 Aug, 2013 18:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW Z3M Roadster - Service
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: BMW Z3M Roadster - Service

Autokraft in Earlswood, Solihull is highly recommended by many including me.
Noel Butler is the main man although we are talking Solihull not Corby.
by Phil
Fri 30 Aug, 2013 09:01
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3 Roadster m sport - what to look for
Replies: 13
Views: 2277

Re: Z3 Roadster m sport - what to look for

There is a big difference between an M, whether S50 or S54 and a 3 litre M sport model. Make sure you know exactly what you want before looking hard for the car you desire. S54 Ms are very rare only 73 out there in RHD S50s a few more around but no traction control and a totally different engine. 3 ...
by Phil
Thu 29 Aug, 2013 14:27
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M Wheel Paint code?
Replies: 15
Views: 1668

Re: Z3M Wheel Paint code?

The Alpina guys use Lepsons and swear by them. Its a long way to go though!
I also think you get what you pay for so I'm still interested in seeing what arrangement might be made for 2 cars.
by Phil
Wed 28 Aug, 2013 14:25
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M Wheel Paint code?
Replies: 15
Views: 1668

Re: Z3M Wheel Paint code?

I have shadow chrome rims on my car and they need refurbing. I live in Solihull so Rimstock would be convenient if they are any good. May I ask what quote you have from them and it would be interesting to hear if they would do a discount on 2 cars.
by Phil
Sun 04 Aug, 2013 19:30
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I've retired, YIPPEE :-)
Replies: 11
Views: 1320

Re: I've retired, YIPPEE :-)

Been retired myself now 2 months.
Great - more time for my many interests
Enjoy
by Phil
Sun 28 Jul, 2013 18:52
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Boo!
Replies: 7
Views: 884

Re: Boo!

OOOO - Spokey.
Hi there stranger - you well? :D
by Phil
Mon 22 Jul, 2013 20:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Alloy wheels (Mint) with Conti contact sport 3 tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

Re: Z3M Alloy wheels (Mint) with Conti contact sport 3 tyres

Wonder if these would look good on my Sapphire Black S54.
I assume they would be a straightforward fit ie a straight swop.