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by Alfie
Fri 10 Jul, 2015 00:36
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Spot the Z
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Spot the Z

VERY....8-)

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by Alfie
Mon 06 Jul, 2015 23:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale
Replies: 35
Views: 4706

Re: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale

finnbar wrote:@Alfie I think we met at Silverstone Classic a couple of years ago so you've seen the car fairly recently ;-)
Oh yeah, sorry. I forgot that. :dunce:

If I remember right, the car was still very much in top condition at Silverstone.... 8-)
And still is judging by the current photos at ML.

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by Alfie
Mon 06 Jul, 2015 17:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale
Replies: 35
Views: 4706

Re: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale

I've known this car for many years. Russ looked after it really well and it was a fabulous example when he 'went over to the dark side' (Merc SLK....) :D and if it's been maintained since then, it'll be a great opportunity for someone to grab that elusive collector's piece. Very interested to see th...
by Alfie
Fri 19 Jun, 2015 00:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: bugger
Replies: 30
Views: 3278

Re: bugger

I was told that if there were two chips close together, even if they were only small, they could not be repaired successfully. Yours look too big and right in your line of sight. Best to accidentally drop a hammer on it.... metaphorically speaking. Also, beware of insurers who don't reduce your NCD ...
by Alfie
Wed 10 Jun, 2015 20:12
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Has anyone tried the new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
Replies: 16
Views: 2313

Re: Has anyone tried the new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2

Just realised I've resurrected a very old post, sorry! :( Resurrected from about the last time you were on this forum, right? :D Don't muck about... go get a set of Vredestein Sessantas. I always trusted to GSD3s but fancied a change so gave the Sessantas a go. They just blow the pants off the Eagl...
by Alfie
Sun 07 Jun, 2015 10:54
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: May be a Sad Day................
Replies: 25
Views: 2923

Re: May be a Sad Day................

Great story Mike.... And of course, the best possible outcome!

Welcome back from the brink...

Hope to see you sometime soon.

Cheers.
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by Alfie
Thu 04 Jun, 2015 18:29
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: May be a Sad Day................
Replies: 25
Views: 2923

Re: May be a Sad Day................

Sorry to hear that Mike.
I remember our day at Prodrive when the two Imolas got together!
I think your signature pic was from that day?

Obviously you're keeping it under wraps, but we need to know what the 'perfect replacement' is.... :?: :?: :?:

Cheers.
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by Alfie
Fri 22 May, 2015 18:02
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M Roadster S54 for sale?
Replies: 47
Views: 5133

Re: Z3M Roadster S54 for sale?

We watch with baited breath.....

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by Alfie
Wed 13 May, 2015 15:22
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Insuring a Z3M, an appreciating asset.
Replies: 23
Views: 3018

Re: Insuring a Z3M, an appreciating asset.

Just insured RED for another year with the same company as the past 3 years. I asked about the increase in market value and she said that in the event of theft or write-off, the assessors would look at the value I had given in the first instance as a starting point, and then check that against 'othe...
by Alfie
Thu 30 Apr, 2015 10:49
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Duxford Spring Car Show 03/05/15
Replies: 91
Views: 14253

Re: Duxford Spring Car Show 03/05/15

Gazza wrote:...as some of you know I'm a Yank fan...
:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
Yeah, that's what people say...!

Very handsome 'Stang btw.

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by Alfie
Tue 14 Apr, 2015 17:35
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal
Replies: 661
Views: 170356

Re: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal

Good to hear she's still schweet Jon.... 8-)

And we still need to get the sisters together for some snaps. :idea:

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by Alfie
Tue 07 Apr, 2015 23:01
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: My Black Z3M up for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 2185

Re: My Black Z3M up for sale

Considering the recent upsurge in (asking) prices which have been discussed at length on here, isn't this undervalued even when considering the reasonably high mileage?

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by Alfie
Fri 27 Mar, 2015 15:45
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: New Owner - Imola Roadster with Rare Blue Interior
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Re: New Owner - Imola Roadster with Rare Blue Interior

Gazza wrote:Alfie will get all excited when he spots the title of this thread
I was.... But is the roof red or black????
Or even blue maybe?
And what's the VIN?
I need to tick it off on all my spreadsheets.
It's important you know....
:nerd:

It's a very cool car and I want one. :D

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by Alfie
Fri 13 Mar, 2015 14:22
Forum: Better Driving
Topic: Hardknott Pass
Replies: 8
Views: 2249

Re: Hardknott Pass

Phil wrote:We had an annual Z event in the Lake District in the early years and did those passes every time. I think 22 Zs was the most we had on the drive. Anyone else remember these weekends?
:drive :thumb:

Awesome times....great memories.... 8-)
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by Alfie
Fri 13 Mar, 2015 00:55
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M cars
Replies: 93
Views: 6985

Re: M cars

@jonttt....

You know how a matching pair of antiques is worth SO MUCH MORE than twice the price of one..... :?: :?: :?:

:D

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by Alfie
Mon 09 Mar, 2015 01:22
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: opinion and valuation reqd please
Replies: 30
Views: 2555

Re: opinion and valuation reqd please

I have been keeping an eye on M prices lately and noticed a few have gone for 20k and the cheapest on autotrader or pistonheads is £13995 for a car with 116000 miles so i dont see where 10k comes from Alfie :? :wink: Clearly your finger is much closer to 'the pulse' than mine. Are you sure they've ...
by Alfie
Sun 08 Mar, 2015 11:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: stubborn rear screen
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: stubborn rear screen

Fitting a rear screen is a matter of trial and error. It's very unlikely that you'll get it spot-on first time. Just a couple of teeth out when you start the zip and you will get the creasing that you describe. It is possible that the plastic might 'learn' to fold correctly, but it will never be per...
by Alfie
Sun 08 Mar, 2015 10:55
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: opinion and valuation reqd please
Replies: 30
Views: 2555

Re: opinion and valuation reqd please

Now the price is not the issue and not really relevant.....it's a truly perfect car.... Wow... That's a nice predicament to be in! A high number of previous owners is generally considered a bad thing because it would normally indicate that the car has not been cared for, and/or has underlying probl...
by Alfie
Mon 02 Mar, 2015 23:27
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Hamann Z3M
Replies: 14
Views: 1808

Re: Hamann Z3M

BIG MR P THE Hamann ///MR... :bow Historically a very well known car (and owner) on this forum and was on show at Silverstone ZedFest both 2012 and 2013. I can assure you it is very definitely an S50 ///MR...! http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s138/PRDZ3/IMG_3511%20Reduced_zpsrchcnjae.jpg BIG MR P,...
by Alfie
Sat 21 Feb, 2015 17:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: OEM AIR FILTER ELEMENTS vs "OILY" K&N TYPE FILTERS.
Replies: 19
Views: 1537

Re: OEM AIR FILTER ELEMENTS vs "OILY" K&N TYPE FILTERS.

It is well known that K+N air filters and hot wire MAFs do not mix. The oil coats the wire and the MAF sends a false reading to the ECU. +1 from me. I got a K&N out of the bargain bin at Halfords. Box was damaged so got it for about £8. I started having problems after a few months which were traced...
by Alfie
Tue 17 Feb, 2015 10:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wow...how low can you go!
Replies: 16
Views: 1514

Re: Wow...how low can you go!

Might cost a few quid to get that rear axle repaired.... :lol:

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by Alfie
Fri 06 Feb, 2015 10:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 19
Views: 1014

Re: Is it just me?

I usually flash and wave at oncoming Z3s. :wave The best reaction comes when I forget that I'm not in MY Zed.... :shock: However, when I AM in The Roadster and give a wave: About 50% of blokes will respond, yet women either don't notice, or choose to ignore it. I guess that's reflected in the propor...
by Alfie
Wed 04 Feb, 2015 10:09
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: BMW Z3M Part Required
Replies: 11
Views: 1122

Re: BMW Z3M Part Required

Have you tried BMW?
I replaced the under-tray on my 3.0i quite a few years ago now, but I don't think this part was shockingly expensive from my main dealer.
Gotta be worth a call....

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by Alfie
Tue 03 Feb, 2015 01:18
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Spotted in Bridport today...
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Spotted in Bridport today...

A black Z3, black hood, pre-arselift wide body.
Didn't see the plate, but clear as day in the back window....

AN L PLATE....! :shock: :shock: :shock:

Anyone seen that before?
Insurance must be eye-watering.

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by Alfie
Sat 03 Jan, 2015 12:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof switch move
Replies: 25
Views: 3375

Re: Roof switch move

How when you are doing 70 mph or any speed could you "accidentally" unclip and push up the front of the hood and put your foot on the brake whilst pushing the button? I said "accidentally interfering with commercial aircraft", not "accidentally operating the roof". It was intended to be a light-hea...
by Alfie
Tue 30 Dec, 2014 00:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof switch move
Replies: 25
Views: 3375

Re: Roof switch move

You have to have your foot on the brake for them to work... True, you do. But you could be doing 70mph and with the slightest touch of the brakes, operate the roof. Your Zed then magically transforms into a hang glider.... :shock: As far as I know, there is no cut-out for the roof motor related to ...
by Alfie
Mon 29 Dec, 2014 23:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window drop with hood operation ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1506

Re: Window drop with hood operation ?

No point in the windows dropping automatically on the Z3 roadster because with all variants, you have to push the front edge of the roof up a bit by hand before you press the button and the motor takes over. In other words, BMW would have to install a crystal ball so the car would know before you op...
by Alfie
Tue 23 Dec, 2014 22:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof switch move
Replies: 25
Views: 3375

Re: Roof switch move

Take up yoga?

The switch is behind you to deliberately make it awkward to operate the roof whilst driving. :roll:
So if you PROMISE not to use the electric roof when you're going along.... :D

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by Alfie
Mon 22 Dec, 2014 22:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ZM and 3.0 sport
Replies: 23
Views: 3334

Re: ZM and 3.0 sport

I went from a Z3 3.0i to an S54 ///MR. Both excellent cars but very different from each other. I'm not going to bang on about why coz it's mostly been covered above, but for so many reasons, if a potential buyer can stretch to an ///M (price-wise) then JUST DO IT..! And if a Lotus came out with us f...
by Alfie
Sun 21 Dec, 2014 12:19
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Alps Pyrenees and Villa Euro Route 2015 Holiday
Replies: 8
Views: 1733

Re: Alps Pyrenees and Villa Euro Route 2015 Holiday

Corkin' trip.
Can we all come?
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by Alfie
Fri 19 Dec, 2014 11:21
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Red Z3M roadster on M5
Replies: 5
Views: 1051

Re: Red Z3M roadster on M5

Oh yeah! :dunce:
Sorry Conor!

But in my defense, I've never met Hamish....

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by Alfie
Fri 19 Dec, 2014 11:11
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Red Z3M roadster on M5
Replies: 5
Views: 1051

Re: Red Z3M roadster on M5

Had a personalised registration ... Was it RED? Nope, sorry, it wasn't RED...! (RED is the name of my car... :nerd: ) If it was an S54, it could only be Renaud from Newbury. I don't know if he has a personal number now, but his car was originally on an 02 plate. Otherwise, it must've been an S50, b...
by Alfie
Wed 17 Dec, 2014 17:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 prices
Replies: 15
Views: 2451

Re: Z3 prices

Mike Fishwick wrote:If you like rowing a car along on the gearlever then maybe [the S2000] offers something...
:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
Just spat me cocoa over the screen.....
Great line. Hilarious!

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by Alfie
Wed 10 Dec, 2014 09:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Power hoods.
Replies: 20
Views: 2644

Re: Power hoods.

IIRC, S50s had electric hoods as an optional extra, but I'm not 100% on that. I'd guess most would've had them fitted anyway because it wasn't a big percentage increase on the new car price for such a snazzy option! 8-) Maybe it became standard at S50 facelift along with inner roof lining? If the el...
by Alfie
Tue 18 Nov, 2014 10:17
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Sun Challenge June 2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4304

Re: Sun Challenge 20/21 Jun 2015

Completely crackpot. :shock:
What a gratuitous waste of petrol.
Love it!
:D

Is this purely for personal satisfaction or is there any urge to raise some money for charity whilst you're at it?

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by Alfie
Fri 14 Nov, 2014 12:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hamilton external car cover
Replies: 9
Views: 1676

Re: Hamilton external car cover

I don't think it's the overall width / length dimensions that are so critical. They are near enough the same anyway. More important is the proportions and the shape, eg: the Z4 boot lid trailing edge is higher and sharper than the Z3 so a cover tailored for one will not fit the other very well. The ...
by Alfie
Wed 12 Nov, 2014 11:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hamilton external car cover
Replies: 9
Views: 1676

Re: Hamilton external car cover

Hi Pete. When I bought my cover (not a Hamilton) they accidentally sent me the model tailor made for the Z4. I asked if it was the same and they said no, I needed to return it for the correct Z3 version. If it's truly breathable (the most essential feature) then it doesn't need to be loose fitting f...
by Alfie
Wed 15 Oct, 2014 16:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Winter Storage
Replies: 19
Views: 3159

Re: Winter Storage

Hey Pete. That's the outdoor one which is rubbish. As you say, it's rough inside and not breathable which results in moisture being trapped and condensation forming. Might as well wrap your car in a tarpaulin.... :shock: The indoor one however is much better quality. It fits well and has a thin soft...
by Alfie
Tue 14 Oct, 2014 17:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Winter Storage
Replies: 19
Views: 3159

Re: Winter Storage

There was an official BMW Z3 tailored indoor cover. I have one. Mine has the ///M logo across the bonnet, but I think there was one with a 'Z3' decal as well. It comes complete with a lovely little 'elasticated ring' which slips over your steering wheel to keep it nice and cosy! But sorry, they are ...
by Alfie
Fri 10 Oct, 2014 11:06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Petition to make VED renewal fairer
Replies: 21
Views: 2644

Re: Petition to make VED renewal fairer

However it works out for the individual (or however the individual chooses to play the system), the point is that the taxman now receives DOUBLE the month's tax every time any vehicle changes ownership, raking in many £millions that is not his to claim. This was not the case under the previous syste...
by Alfie
Mon 06 Oct, 2014 14:09
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Charlotte
Replies: 61
Views: 7383

Re: Charlotte

Daz wrote:A front end respray....
Any discount for two in the same colour? :wink:
RED really needs a front-end makeover too.
Daz wrote:See you soon at a hoon / Sunday Service / meet / cruise / lunch / gathering near you. Look forward to meeting you guys.
Backatcha...!

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by Alfie
Fri 26 Sep, 2014 01:11
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Picked up the new S54, and a few photos
Replies: 13
Views: 1430

Re: Picked up the new S54, and a few photos

....and get the black hood fitted. Oh dear! I was only joking! :oops: The Classic Red roof is...erm...a classic. You are still different from me with your all-black interior. She's looking great Renaud. And thanks for the history details. Hopefully we can get the four Imolas together for a photo se...
by Alfie
Thu 18 Sep, 2014 23:12
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Anyone know this S54 ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1961

Re: Anyone know this S54 ?

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Ahhhhh....There she is....! :D :D :D 8-) RED's sister has finally come home. All four Imolas present and correct, (although Charlotte is not around much these days). RED was the only one of the four to leave the factory with a classic red roof, and I still dine ou...
by Alfie
Thu 11 Sep, 2014 14:44
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: September Welsh Cruise
Replies: 45
Views: 5497

Re: September Welsh Cruise

Hi TaffZee and all. I had hoped to get along to this little jolly as I'm long overdue a visit to all my rellies in N Wales and could've combined the two, but unfortunately it turns out we can't make it happen this weekend and we will be making the trip the following weekend instead. Shame. :bawl: I ...
by Alfie
Wed 27 Aug, 2014 09:21
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New S35i owner
Replies: 9
Views: 1533

Re: New S35i owner

Gazza wrote:Lovely car and is on my list for the future.
Oh no.... :shock:
Don't tell me we're gonna be driving the same cars - AGAIN!

Boxertwin: Great car in a great colour. 8-)

Just FYI, HERE is a photo of my upgraded stereo system. I'm very happy with it. :D

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by Alfie
Wed 20 Aug, 2014 02:08
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Purchasing a Z3M
Replies: 25
Views: 2868

Re: Purchasing a Z3M

Some older members..... Easy.... Less of the "older". Hey Shirley. Great to see you back here! BIG congrats on the new purchase. Remember Windsor? A few years ago now.... Alfie's Topaz 3.0i gets a treat. http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s138/PRDZ3/9THREELOVELYLADIES_zps9acfb525.jpg Shirley's prev...
by Alfie
Fri 25 Jul, 2014 09:22
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hi from S/W Somerset.
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: Hi from S/W Somerset.

Ditto from 'Broadchurch'.... :D

I'll keep an eye out for you when you come down for some fish n chips.

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by Alfie
Tue 22 Jul, 2014 13:23
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Lovely Z3M Coupe in Manchester
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: Lovely Z3M Coupe in Manchester

Liquid gold ooooooozing in the sunshine..... 8-) 8-) 8-)
Luvvly.

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