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by stu
Thu 09 May, 2013 20:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 7.1 v8 z3m roadster
Replies: 26
Views: 2204

Re: 7.1 v8 z3m roadster

zedebee wrote:And now it's mine!

So many thanks to 'snatch' for parting with this extraordinary car.

Can't wait for Spa next month!
Congrats.

Would have had this myself a couple of years ago, but the timing was wrong.

Enjoy & please report back when you stop grinning and get your breath back!
by stu
Fri 03 May, 2013 15:28
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: OT - new toy Fat ar$e bike
Replies: 16
Views: 1284

Re: OT - new toy Fat ar$e bike

Ace!
by stu
Fri 03 May, 2013 15:27
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 5th May
Replies: 85
Views: 13368

Re: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 5th May

Probably be there early afternoon.
by stu
Wed 01 May, 2013 20:27
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 5th May
Replies: 85
Views: 13368

Re: CITP Newby Hall - Sunday 5th May

Might be popping down with the family in the pork but will come say hi.
by stu
Wed 01 May, 2013 20:26
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: V Power Nitro Experiences
Replies: 13
Views: 1485

Re: V Power Nitro Experiences

On the A500 a couple of miles off the M6. Cheap compared to where I live anyway.
by stu
Wed 01 May, 2013 18:53
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: V Power Nitro Experiences
Replies: 13
Views: 1485

V Power Nitro Experiences

Heard this change was driven by legislation driving an additive out of use but found a cheap Shell garage in Stoke today & put a tank in. Steady cruise back at motorway speeds with the top down of course and saw trip computer claim 38.4 MPG, highest I've ever seen. It's not true as we have uprated i...
by stu
Wed 01 May, 2013 18:44
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3M's Replacement
Replies: 80
Views: 23059

Re: My Z3M's Replacement

And my daily IS the Z3.

A Turbo 996 will cost less than a Specced MINI or 1 series btw.

Anyhoo, we're all friends round here except Lord Gary & Lady Jo ;)
by stu
Wed 01 May, 2013 18:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Jump start again, not turning over
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Jump start again, not turning over

Another new battery for our Z last winter too as the car sat with no trickle charger for the best part of 6 months. Fortunately I'd bought the last one from the AA with a 'lifetime guarantee', which they honoured.
by stu
Tue 30 Apr, 2013 21:52
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Charlotte
Replies: 61
Views: 7111

Re: Charlotte

Great stuff. Can never get enough of this delightful car.

Daz, the car handles great on track, but I totally understand where you're coming from. I'm sure Bryn & Mel are just as melancholic as Giles & Larri nowadays!

Welcome back.
by stu
Sun 14 Apr, 2013 19:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Trunk won't open
Replies: 15
Views: 567

Re: Trunk won't open

Very sorry, just back on here after a busy time away on business & holiday. Read your pm, glad you got it sorted.
by stu
Sun 14 Apr, 2013 19:58
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3M's Replacement
Replies: 80
Views: 23059

Re: My Z3M's Replacement

Not until it was too late unfortunately.
by stu
Wed 27 Mar, 2013 20:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Trunk won't open
Replies: 15
Views: 567

Re: Trunk won't open

Send me something with proof of ownership and I'll let you know the method. We do not wish to let the information public on the internet for resons of security.

Not seen anything from Billi yet!

Regards

Stu
by stu
Sun 24 Mar, 2013 17:46
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3M's Replacement
Replies: 80
Views: 23059

Re: My Z3M's Replacement

2 turbos & RS intercoers & a bunch of other associated items to get it back to top performance at Nine Excellence. Very happy with the results.

Put a data logger in it and did a steady 4.35s 0-60 this afternoon. It's quick.
by stu
Thu 21 Mar, 2013 20:38
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3M's Replacement
Replies: 80
Views: 23059

Re: My Z3M's Replacement

Had ours just over 2 years now, done about 9k miles and had no work needed that wasn't covered by the supplying dealer expcept new brake pads & discs at the front (which considering the use is reasonable and was only on a par with the Z3's big brake set up in terms of cost). Saying that, it's due a...
by stu
Tue 05 Mar, 2013 19:26
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Spring has Sprung!
Replies: 13
Views: 1242

Re: Spring has Sprung!

I drove up from the Midlands in fine sunny 11C to Yorkshire, where it was foggy & 4C. Loved it! Why drive a boring car.
by stu
Wed 27 Feb, 2013 18:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: For sale
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: For sale

For genuine members, it's not an issue. You might do better on Pistonheads though as the Classified section is huge & it's a popular site.
by stu
Sat 16 Feb, 2013 09:59
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bad_Pritt's Zed
Replies: 45
Views: 3688

Re: Bad_Pritt's Zed

Welcome Brad. Be sure to bring the Mrs on a cruise, but leave the kids at home ;)
by stu
Sat 16 Feb, 2013 09:55
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: THE "Z" FACTOR.....
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: THE "Z" FACTOR.....

Open air RWD, beautifully smooth straight 6 and enough upgrades to sink a battleship :D
by stu
Fri 15 Feb, 2013 20:31
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Trip out to Hawes
Replies: 1
Views: 1136

Re: Trip out to Hawes

Hope the weather is good. Too much to do at the moment. Post some pics up.
by stu
Sat 02 Feb, 2013 20:23
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Track day tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Track day tyres

Dont use new tyres on track unless it's wet as the treads will probably overheat unless you're very careful. Pressures cold need dropping as the heat generated will cause pressures to rise. Take a gauge and inflator for the end of the day. Worth keeping older tyres to do td's due to potential high w...
by stu
Sun 27 Jan, 2013 21:24
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hi from new Z3 owner in Surrey
Replies: 17
Views: 1245

Re: Hi from new Z3 owner in Surrey

River 3.5 in an MX5, that's going to be interesting.

Welcome & read up on the tweaks you can do to improve on the Z. 2.8's are pretty robust so 98k is nicely run in if it's been properly maintained.
by stu
Sat 19 Jan, 2013 08:43
Forum: Performance
Topic: Engine Brace
Replies: 12
Views: 1322

Re: Engine Brace

Yes they work by helping maintain the integrity of the strut tops, just like as standard in the Z4 and lots of other BMW's since, which have a bar from each strut top to the bulkhead.
by stu
Sat 12 Jan, 2013 21:35
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: hi
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: hi

Bonjour OB Pas des Portes?

Bienvenue a ZR.

Stu
by stu
Wed 02 Jan, 2013 09:21
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A HAPPY 'TOP DOWN' ZEDDING NEW YEAR!
Replies: 13
Views: 975

Re: A HAPPY 'TOP DOWN' ZEDDING NEW YEAR!

Happy New Year everyone.
by stu
Wed 02 Jan, 2013 09:17
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3M's Replacement
Replies: 80
Views: 23059

Re: My Z3M's Replacement

Had ours just over 2 years now, done about 9k miles and had no work needed that wasn't covered by the supplying dealer expcept new brake pads & discs at the front (which considering the use is reasonable and was only on a par with the Z3's big brake set up in terms of cost. Saying that, it's due a s...
by stu
Wed 02 Jan, 2013 09:14
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Plans for 2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1363

Re: Plans for 2013

Still wont be selling the Z but since Dec, our's has been pressed back into service as my commuter car, so going to have a whole lot more use & fun than 2012!
by stu
Sun 23 Dec, 2012 18:04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Whos doing what at Xmas
Replies: 17
Views: 920

Re: Whos doing what at Xmas

We're off Tuesday for a week in Tenerife. Adios amigos.
by stu
Sat 15 Dec, 2012 19:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: £1k Z3 story on PH
Replies: 15
Views: 733

Re: £1k Z3 story on PH

Trust me, the Z slagging isn't as bad as it was.
by stu
Sat 08 Dec, 2012 09:59
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3M's Replacement
Replies: 80
Views: 23059

Re: My Z3M's Replacement

Shanty, a few relatively cheap tweaks, it's transformed, trust me.
by stu
Wed 05 Dec, 2012 21:53
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Pagid Pads & Discs
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Pagid Pads & Discs

Can't comment on their discs but the RS29 pads are exceptionally good for hard trackday use. I would be surprised if they actually make discs, probably getting their brand put on some factored import. Best stock sized discs I found were Brembo Cast Iron, which with the Pagid pads were incredibly goo...
by stu
Thu 22 Nov, 2012 21:04
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: boot floor done
Replies: 9
Views: 1064

Re: boot floor done

Bargain. Might be worth a run over for a check.
by stu
Thu 22 Nov, 2012 12:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Favorite Mod?
Replies: 67
Views: 2598

Re: Favorite Mod?

AP Racing 4 pots 18" Alpina Cotton Reels http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a296/StuB_Yorks/DA131838.jpg Vortech V2-SQ http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a296/StuB_Yorks/Blowerme.jpg How was this pic taken? The top pic was by Darren Teagles at a BMW Car Club trackday at Cadwell Park, with him on the ...
by stu
Thu 22 Nov, 2012 12:52
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New Z3 owner saying hi
Replies: 15
Views: 1170

Re: New Z3 owner saying hi

Hi & Welcome

Pics will confirm how nice your new addition is, but it sounds lovely. Nice to find a pampered car I would imagine.
by stu
Tue 20 Nov, 2012 21:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Favorite Mod?
Replies: 67
Views: 2598

Re: Favorite Mod?

AP Racing 4 pots
18" Alpina Cotton Reels

Image

Vortech V2-SQ

Image
by stu
Mon 19 Nov, 2012 09:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: There is some justice in the world.
Replies: 11
Views: 603

Re: There is some justice in the world.

I sincerely hope you also reported the perpetrator to the Police as what they did is despicable as well as an offence.

Glad you've got it sorted.
by stu
Sun 18 Nov, 2012 17:56
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: The dark side
Replies: 5
Views: 1088

Re: The dark side

Congrats and share some pics please.
by stu
Sun 18 Nov, 2012 17:51
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Autumn Drive with Z3cade
Replies: 10
Views: 1586

Re: Autumn Drive with Z3cade

Those cars look too clean & shiny to me. Before shots I take it?
by stu
Fri 16 Nov, 2012 13:41
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: New wheels
Replies: 18
Views: 1172

Re: New wheels

That looks lovely, congrats.
by stu
Fri 16 Nov, 2012 13:39
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3M's Replacement
Replies: 80
Views: 23059

Re: My Z3M's Replacement

macca wrote:Not a great Porche fan but that does look nice.
Seal Grey is lovely IMHO, but I am very biased.

Image

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by stu
Fri 16 Nov, 2012 13:34
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hi, new member here :o)
Replies: 13
Views: 1144

Re: Hi, new member here :o)

Hi & Welcome.

Did you ever see our Lakes gatherings in the past?
by stu
Thu 15 Nov, 2012 18:02
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3M's Replacement
Replies: 80
Views: 23059

Re: My Z3M's Replacement

Gary, what about the 997?
by stu
Thu 15 Nov, 2012 14:20
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: new z3 owner
Replies: 13
Views: 1031

Re: new z3 owner

Stu, do you find it difficult to unlock the centre caps of your Alpina Softlines? No, the locks seem OK if kept lubed with WD40 each time they're off & I cheat, using washing up liquid to re-fit the centres. The blank has a special little hook to remove it to give access to the lock. I guess if the...
by stu
Wed 14 Nov, 2012 19:36
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: new z3 owner
Replies: 13
Views: 1031

Re: new z3 owner

Hi & welcome.

Arctic Silver 2.8 here, only had it 13 years now :-O

Pics please noobs.
by stu
Wed 14 Nov, 2012 13:05
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Ciao guys!
Replies: 18
Views: 1196

Re: Ciao guys!

Ciao I like your BG Z3. Also a fan of your BMW history. We have a place in Bagni Di Lucca, but haven't yet managed to take our Z3 there for any of our holidays as we usually have to have a family car in Italy. We see lots of Z3's in Italy and always want to wave or stop and talk, but know how stupid...
by stu
Mon 12 Nov, 2012 20:05
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3M's Replacement
Replies: 80
Views: 23059

Re: My Z3M's Replacement

My first trackday in the turbo was at the Stowe circuit at SIlverstone and all I can say is actually, IMHO, in the wet/greasy/snow, they're just sensational. I couldn't believe just how safe/secure and grippy the car remained. It monstered an M6 that was there, the PSM is very well judged and yes, y...
by stu
Sun 11 Nov, 2012 18:41
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 BMW M roadster - Deposit placed
Replies: 19
Views: 1559

Re: S54 BMW M roadster - Deposit placed

Someone has lucked in there.
by stu
Thu 08 Nov, 2012 21:44
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3M's Replacement
Replies: 80
Views: 23059

Re: My Z3M's Replacement

Stu - sounds like a bit of a weapon, I can't deny I've already got my eyes on some 6 pots, you'll have to take me for a spin sometime! Anytime. Can't recommend the 6 pots enough after several trackdays including the Silverstone GP Arena (F1 circuit) with no issues at all. Enjoy the car, even standa...
by stu
Thu 08 Nov, 2012 20:36
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3M's Replacement
Replies: 80
Views: 23059

Re: My Z3M's Replacement

It's a DMS stage 2, exactly as per the link. Very very happy with the car. It also has GT3 6 pots, techart suspension, quickshifter & a few other bits. Goes well on track too and had a true speed trap 191 mph at Bruntingthorpe!
by stu
Tue 06 Nov, 2012 19:47
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My Z3M's Replacement
Replies: 80
Views: 23059

Re: My Z3M's Replacement

Welcome to the club. Almost identical to mine. Wonderful car, but we couldn't bare to part with the Z3.

When you're used to 450, give me a shout & I can tell you what 550 is like.

Enjoy.

Stu
by stu
Sat 03 Nov, 2012 08:10
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Z3 to Z4
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: Z3 to Z4

Not aware of any major specific flaws with 4's, but usual checks should be ok to see everything working. Have fun shopping.