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by Alfie
Sun 01 Sep, 2013 20:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: M Watch - Chronograph (Spotted)
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: M Watch - Chronograph (Spotted)

Nice, but I bet it's always fast....

:D
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by Alfie
Wed 28 Aug, 2013 00:42
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Considering a Z4 Coupe, help please!
Replies: 23
Views: 4014

Re: Considering a Z4 Coupe, help please!

Gorgeous.... :D
Congrats on a great new toy!
8-)
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by Alfie
Fri 16 Aug, 2013 00:41
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Weatherproof car cover with soft lining - which one to buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 1619

Re: Weatherproof car cover with soft lining - which one to b

Mine is made from a material called 'NOAH'. Used by several manufacturers I think. Soft inside, breathable and washable. Excellent material and has done really well over the past 9 years. However, it is now past it's best and splits really easily, so I'll be looking for a new one soon too. It's best...
by Alfie
Fri 16 Aug, 2013 00:36
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Silverstone Classic on ITV4 now
Replies: 8
Views: 1059

Re: Silverstone Classic on ITV4 now

I've recorded it but not watched it yet.
Did it explain if it's a series of four programmes or one programme repeated four times???? :puzzle:

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by Alfie
Fri 02 Aug, 2013 19:18
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: s54 M Roadster from 99p
Replies: 34
Views: 5412

Re: s54 M Roadster from 99p

Shame.... :shake:
by Alfie
Fri 02 Aug, 2013 16:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: s54 M Roadster from 99p
Replies: 34
Views: 5412

Re: s54 M Roadster from 99p

How often do we get folks on here 'desperate' for a Z3///MR????
And this hasn't even reached 75% of its lowest value with just 2 hours to go!

Only 11 examples ever made in this colour. :!:

C'mon... GET THOSE BIDS IN before it's gone for ever....!

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by Alfie
Wed 31 Jul, 2013 21:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: s54 M Roadster from 99p
Replies: 34
Views: 5412

Re: s54 M Roadster from 99p

OMG I'm in love :oops: What would be sensible price? The winning one.... :wink: Seriously though, I've known this car for a long time and although it's been well used, it's also been loved and cherished, and had a lot of money spent on it. The mods that Jay has put on it are all the most expensive ...
by Alfie
Wed 31 Jul, 2013 00:36
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Anyone fancy a run out?
Replies: 20
Views: 3318

Re: Anyone fancy a run out?

garyw wrote:cock!!
I'm up in Leeds on the night prior :head:
Car not fast enough to get you back in time Gary? :shock: :lol:

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by Alfie
Wed 31 Jul, 2013 00:32
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: What would you buy?
Replies: 21
Views: 2147

Re: What would you buy?

Don't be put off the S50 ///MR because of VANOS troubles. The S54 has (other) issues too. The only real difference is DSC... IMO better to have and turn off than not to have at all, but plenty of folks will disagree with that. Do you HAVE to take the roof off? If not, check out the Z4 ///M Coupe. Go...
by Alfie
Tue 30 Jul, 2013 16:05
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Anyone fancy a run out?
Replies: 20
Views: 3318

Re: Anyone fancy a run out?

SPOKEY....? Fekez moi...! Who unlocked your dungeon? grumpc***.com must be a bit quiet today? And we were only slagging you off just this past weekend! :lol: Anyway, good to see you on here and thanks for the invite, but we now live on the other side of the country from Essex, so it's not looking g...
by Alfie
Wed 24 Jul, 2013 10:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Alloy wheels (Mint) with Conti contact sport 3 tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 1153

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

Phil wrote:Wonder if these would look good on my Sapphire Black S54.
Phil...No! They'd look dreadful! Grey on black just DOESN'T work...!
On Imola RED however.... 8-) :squeeze:

Seriously though, they look stunning.

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by Alfie
Wed 24 Jul, 2013 09:59
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Gazza's mustang?
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: Gazza's mustang?

He'd deny it anyway.... :D

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by Alfie
Wed 24 Jul, 2013 09:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: s54 M Roadster from 99p
Replies: 34
Views: 5412

Re: s54 M Roadster from 99p

:bawl: :bawl: :bawl:

No reserve?

Hope it goes for a sensible price.

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by Alfie
Mon 15 Jul, 2013 17:25
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: WANTED: S54 M-ROADSTER
Replies: 28
Views: 2183

Re: WANTED: S54 M-ROADSTER

No (unmodified) Z3s are higher than Band K.... :rtm: According to Jonttt's chart, S54 VINs 000 to 005 were 'Development cars' and came off the line between April and November 2000. Until this chart came to light, we understood that S54 production started in Feb 2001. The fate of 000 to 004 is not kn...
by Alfie
Thu 27 Jun, 2013 17:08
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: WANTED: S54 M-ROADSTER
Replies: 28
Views: 2183

Re: WANTED: S54 M-ROADSTER

...i learned the road tax is a lot more from 2001 onwards due to tax banding changes. I think it doubles! (Nearly £500 a year for S54 version 2001-2002) Band K* 201 - 225gCO2/km *....Includes cars with a CO2 figure over 225g/km but were registered before 23 March 2006. Therefore all Z3s come under ...
by Alfie
Tue 18 Jun, 2013 23:53
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New addition to the 'Family'
Replies: 17
Views: 1520

Re: New addition to the 'Family'

Nice one mate...! 8-)

'Fish' business still doing ok then????

:lol:

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by Alfie
Fri 14 Jun, 2013 20:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: *SOLD*-Z3M Roadster - 41k, Estoril Blue, Full Black Leather
Replies: 11
Views: 1547

Re: Z3M Roadster - 41k, Estoril Blue, Full Black Leather

Rob56 wrote:....lived most of its life on the Isle of Man as a weekend car.
Oooooo.... I bet that car LOVED it over there!
Both my Zeds had great holidays in IOM.

Looks like a great car at a really good price. Definitely priced to sell, so someone should snap that up quick.... 8-)

GLWTS.

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by Alfie
Thu 13 Jun, 2013 22:59
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tyre choice
Replies: 13
Views: 1433

Re: Tyre choice

I used to swear by Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3. Great performance, and a tread pattern that looked SO cool...! But GSD3s are now superseded and difficult to find, so after a fair bit of research, RED is now shod in Vredestein Ultrac Sessantas. I'm not into paying silly money for rubber, so the mid-price,...
by Alfie
Thu 13 Jun, 2013 09:39
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: This is great
Replies: 6
Views: 840

Re: This is great

Ooooo.... I really don't fancy another 68 of those.... :shock:

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by Alfie
Sun 02 Jun, 2013 01:51
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Congratulations
Replies: 14
Views: 1222

Re: Congratulations

Congrats and best wishes..... :D

Alfie and Di and RED.
by Alfie
Sun 02 Jun, 2013 01:44
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: value of my z3
Replies: 17
Views: 1388

Re: value of my z3

Rocketbike wrote:Just looked at the pictures, you can't sell it, its lovely :)
x2

8-) :)

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by Alfie
Thu 30 May, 2013 16:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: value of my z3
Replies: 17
Views: 1388

Re: value of my z3

Never trust WBAC.com or similar. They are aimed at people who are either desperate to sell, ignorant of their car's value, or just too rich to worry about a few grand here and there.... They will undervalue at first quote, then they'll reduce their offer when they see the car, and then after they de...
by Alfie
Tue 28 May, 2013 19:31
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Amberly Cotswolds Red MR
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: Amberly Cotswolds Red MR

Sorry....
Wasn't me. :|

Don't suppose you clocked if it was S50 or S54?

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by Alfie
Mon 27 May, 2013 21:10
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Now come on, admit it was you
Replies: 3
Views: 783

Re: Now come on, admit it was you

Bonzo wrote:Yellow Z3...Anyone?
That's one hell of an admission...!
:lol: :wink:

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by Alfie
Mon 20 May, 2013 10:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Siezed tie rod ends
Replies: 15
Views: 600

Re: Siezed tie rod ends

siwilson wrote:I have found that penetrating fluid and patience (lots of patience) are the answer to the most stubborn couplings.
:shock: WOW... I didn't know we were doing relationship advice on here now....!

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by Alfie
Sun 19 May, 2013 14:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE: 2001 Z3M Roadster S54
Replies: 28
Views: 2638

Re: FOR SALE: 2001 Z3M Roadster S54

Its interesting everyone talks about cars going up in value,when our 300zx was for sale in 1990 it was valued at £37000 we built our house for £28000 ,how old am i going to be to make any cash from it.zx now worth £5000 house £130000 Maybe another 40 years? The BMW 507 is a roadster produced by BMW...
by Alfie
Sat 18 May, 2013 01:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE: 2001 Z3M Roadster S54
Replies: 28
Views: 2638

Re: FOR SALE: 2001 Z3M Roadster S54

If I was looking at the rarity factor of the s54 v s50 then 'FOR ME' it would need to be below 50k miles to pay the premium price tag and accept It as a long term investment / future classic. The S54 ///MR RHD is indisputably one of THE rarest production cars ever to come out of the BMW stable. At ...
by Alfie
Fri 17 May, 2013 17:56
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Phoenix Yellow S54 Roadster/ Alpine White S50
Replies: 21
Views: 2648

Re: Phoenix Yellow S54 Roadster/ Alpine White S50

Alfie I keep thinking I'll cycle down to you for a weekend this summer (if my current back problems allow) Hey JJ.... :squeeze: Yeeaaay! It'd be great to see you! You'd be most welcome here in 'Broadchurch'. Just don't expect me to keep up with you on the push-bike...!!! We should get the two old g...
by Alfie
Tue 14 May, 2013 21:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Brake pedal height
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: Brake pedal height

Yes, and (as far as I'm aware) no.

But you do get used to it pretty quick.
Just don't drive in flip flops.... :lol:

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by Alfie
Mon 13 May, 2013 23:39
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Phoenix Yellow S54 Roadster/ Alpine White S50
Replies: 21
Views: 2648

Re: Phoenix Yellow S54 Roadster/ Alpine White S50

I love Imola but see they're all taken in S54 form... :thumb: Actually, one of the four Imolas has never been associated with this forum, or has even been spotted by anyone that I know of. Find that one and you'll be treated like royalty! Jay's Phoenix has a lot of history on here, but not recently...
by Alfie
Wed 08 May, 2013 17:53
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z4M Roadster For Sale £12,725...ono
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: Z4M Roadster For Sale £12,725

SOOOOOO MUCH car for the money.... :!:
Looks like a nice example.
:?: Can't see the current mileage in the ad.
Good luck with the sale, and even better luck on your deployment.

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by Alfie
Tue 07 May, 2013 20:16
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: 10000 Members
Replies: 8
Views: 990

Re: 10000 Members

DOH....Missed it... :head:

Was gonna register my cat as No 10000.

:head: :head:

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by Alfie
Mon 06 May, 2013 00:55
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: RED+new friend at Devon retail park.
Replies: 16
Views: 1496

Re: RED+new friend at Devon retail park.

TWO MRS ALFIES????? :shock: :shock: :shock:

More than any man could handle! :lol:

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by Alfie
Sat 04 May, 2013 16:47
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: RED+new friend at Devon retail park.
Replies: 16
Views: 1496

Re: RED+new friend at Devon retail park.

Gazza wrote:Were the two cars really parked together or is this a Photoshop fake ?
I wish I was THAT good at Photoshop!

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by Alfie
Sat 04 May, 2013 00:08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: viewing a car - advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: viewing a car - advice please

Has the car been through a BMW dealer? In my experience, they usually bin all the paperwork (including old MoTs), except for the official service book. To me, that information is a really important part of the decision to buy a decent car, and equally important when you come to sell on, but I guess ...
by Alfie
Fri 03 May, 2013 23:59
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another one off my list
Replies: 14
Views: 1068

Re: Another one off my list

Getting a bit boring this....
Awwww, Gazza's got ANOTHER lump of yanky junk.... :roll:

Ha! Not really! :lol:
Congrats on what looks like another awesome machine in a great colour.
Looking forward to meeting the newest member of the family sometime soon.

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by Alfie
Fri 03 May, 2013 23:48
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M Roadster help
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: M Roadster help

If you're upgrading the headlight bulbs, be really careful of the Wattage. Higher Wattage bulbs (over 55W I think) run much hotter and could melt the angel rings. This happened to me, but the bloke who sold me the bulbs was the same guy who fitted the angels, so he ended up fitting a replacement set...
by Alfie
Thu 02 May, 2013 18:18
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: RED+new friend at Devon retail park.
Replies: 16
Views: 1496

Re: RED+new friend at Devon retail park.

Ok, I gotta be honest... No, the blue car and the RED car didn't have a race.... :lol: And I don't like the implication or the result of that race anyway! And I doctored the plate on the blue car coz some people don't like their reg being shown on a public forum, especially without permission. The r...
by Alfie
Wed 01 May, 2013 21:44
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: RED+new friend at Devon retail park.
Replies: 16
Views: 1496

Re: RED+new friend at Devon retail park.

Devon Z wrote:Trago Mills by the look of it :)
You expect me to admit to that????
by Alfie
Wed 01 May, 2013 21:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: A momentous day for my Zed
Replies: 21
Views: 630

Re: A momentous day for my Zed

Well the red needles are not a standard cluster - mine are white - so my guess is that it is off a US spec ///M roadster, which had a different engine to our S50 and S54-engined ///M roadsters. RED's needles are RED just like those above.... :puzzle: Yep, could be off one of those crappy under-powe...
by Alfie
Wed 01 May, 2013 20:56
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: RED+new friend at Devon retail park.
Replies: 16
Views: 1496

RED+new friend at Devon retail park.

Today at a retail park in Devon..... http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s138/PRDZ3/TwoMRs_zpsa911125d.jpg Not normally the sort of place that RED would be seen, but wot a surprise and pleasure to find a lovely Estoril S50 parked next to us when we came out of the store! 8-) Looking very clean and we...
by Alfie
Wed 01 May, 2013 20:25
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Charlotte
Replies: 61
Views: 7382

Re: Charlotte

Alfie/Daz, Are you both going to Silverstone for the classic car racing weekend this year ? Yep. Alfie, Di and RED are booked for Saturday (for the lap) and Sunday (for the social). I'm not expecting to arrive quite so early in the morning as last year though! Go on Daz.... You know Charlotte wants...
by Alfie
Wed 01 May, 2013 09:35
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Charlotte
Replies: 61
Views: 7382

Re: Charlotte

TR4man wrote:You have a Z3M called Charlotte????
No, he has THE Z3M called Charlotte.
:wink:

There is only one, and with good reason.

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by Alfie
Tue 30 Apr, 2013 22:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: A momentous day for my Zed
Replies: 21
Views: 630

Re: A momentous day for my Zed

pingu wrote:They are not M dials, unless someone has blacked out a few thousand revs on the rev-counter :wink: .
And I thought it was only the S54 that rev'd to 9k.... :D

Ouch. Ya got me.... Yep, someone is MORE ZED :nerd: nerdy than me!
Scrub my previous post. :oops:

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by Alfie
Tue 30 Apr, 2013 21:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: z wheels

Yep. They were the standard (cheapest) option on the earlier cars.

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by Alfie
Tue 30 Apr, 2013 20:57
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Charlotte
Replies: 61
Views: 7382

Re: Charlotte

Thanks Daz.... Good to hear from you and Charlotte, and really pleased that she's living the lifestyle she deserves!

The three sisters should get together for a family reunion sometime.... :idea: 8-)

Unfortunately the long-lost fourth sister is still unaccounted for. :cry:

Cheers!
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by Alfie
Tue 30 Apr, 2013 20:44
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Zedebee
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: Zedebee

:shake:

Silly billy... giving your phone number on a website that any nutter on the planet can read...! :shock: :wink:

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by Alfie
Tue 30 Apr, 2013 20:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: A momentous day for my Zed
Replies: 21
Views: 630

Re: A momentous day for my Zed

Happy momentous day! :nerd: Those dials are definitely from an S50 ///MR. The S50 was the only (UK spec) model to have that logo on the dial and I'm not sure that your 2.0 would reach 155mph as the speedo suggests! The dash pod must've been swapped out at some time, and not an easy job because AFAIK...
by Alfie
Tue 30 Apr, 2013 19:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Imola Z3M - Possibly..........
Replies: 12
Views: 823

Re: Imola Z3M - Possibly..........

Mike123 wrote:Well......

......a few sunbeams, a couple of trips with the roof off........

...........the great traction from the new 453s......

.................feeling younger already! :twisted:

So decision made! :cheers
:D
Good choice Mike!
You know it makes sense...
:cheers

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by Alfie
Tue 30 Apr, 2013 18:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Storm Werks gearknob
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Re: Storm Werks gearknob

IMVHO, the V2 suits the 'retro' look of the Zed better, and is only slightly less weighty than the V1.
I trialed both and went for the V2.
Either option will give a great improvement on the original in terms of the weight behind the throw.... :)

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