First Z3

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shawny-porny
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First Z3

Post by shawny-porny » Sat 23 Nov, 2013 23:53

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Put a deposit on this today.
My first Z3

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Re: First Z3

Post by ///M_aniac » Sat 23 Nov, 2013 23:56

Very nice. Welcome to the site.
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Southernboy
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Re: First Z3

Post by Southernboy » Sun 24 Nov, 2013 05:21

Welcome....You do know you've just become an addict..... the only treatment is a daily fix of Z3.... :wink:
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Boysie
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Re: First Z3

Post by Boysie » Sun 24 Nov, 2013 11:10

Welcome Shawn to the Forum
Lovely looker you have there
A good time to buy, it can only get better enjoy :lol:
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shawny-porny
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Re: First Z3

Post by shawny-porny » Sun 24 Nov, 2013 20:26

LOL Thank you.
Well here I am again the following day!
Can you tell me the name of the alloys on my car?
I know they are BBS Split rims.
Are they staggered?
Cheers
Shawn

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BladeRunner919
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Re: First Z3

Post by BladeRunner919 » Mon 25 Nov, 2013 12:29

They look like style 42s to me.

mnbrennan
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Re: First Z3

Post by mnbrennan » Mon 25 Nov, 2013 18:04

Yes style 42 same as mine but split rim style?

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shawny-porny
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Re: First Z3

Post by shawny-porny » Mon 25 Nov, 2013 19:29

Ok thanks for that.
Picked her up today!
Drove home with roof down!
Chilly, but big smile on my face!

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Woody1000
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Re: First Z3

Post by Woody1000 » Mon 25 Nov, 2013 19:55

Welcome from me too, they are great cars and you don't need to get the roof down just when it's hot out ! No rain, Big scarf gloves and a hat and away you go !
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Brian H
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Re: First Z3

Post by Brian H » Mon 25 Nov, 2013 20:15

Be careful with the rear screen in the cold weather shawn, make sure the interior of the car is properly heated before you drop the top otherwise you will crack the rear screen.

Nice Car BTW :)

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Re: First Z3

Post by Fozzfox72 » Mon 25 Nov, 2013 22:08

shawny-porny wrote:Ok thanks for that.
Picked her up today!
Drove home with roof down!
Chilly, but big smile on my face!
I did the same in early march, cold windy and noisy, but with a big grin

Heated seats and blower on full blast but it was brilliant :lol: :squeeze:

shawny-porny
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Re: First Z3

Post by shawny-porny » Fri 29 Nov, 2013 00:09

Already packed scarf and hat in car!!
Yeah im aware of not folding roof where cold.
I had an E30 a couple of years ago.
But thanks Brian.

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Re: First Z3

Post by Koolflyer » Sun 01 Dec, 2013 16:37

Be careful with the rear screen in the cold weather shawn, make sure the interior of the car is properly heated before you drop the top otherwise you will crack the rear screen.
Wise words from Brian H. I recently installed OEM hoops and trim to my 98 2.8, this then allowed me to fit the mesh OEM wind deflector...great, no more neck buffeting! Picked the wind deflector up from the PO and promptly fitted, so next step was to check it out. (You know what's coming guys). Up on early start, so bit tired, temp. 6 - 7 deg, pressed lift button and........crack!!! :head: What a prat I hear you mutter, I agree, but I can take it on the chin. Thanks to a really good soft to upholstery company in Loughborough, my Z was repaired within 48hrs, cost £125 cash done. Gary Hubbard has been in this business for years and specialises in top end soft top cars like Porsche, TVR and BMW to name but a few. I have attached his URL http://www.hubbardupholstery.co.uk so you have his contact details should you be as impatient as me, or perhaps just need a refurb. I certainly can't recommend him highly enough......even got a cup of coffee while I waited (just over the hour). His advice is don't think about lowering when the temp is less than 10 degrees. Surely something you don't have to worry about too much Southern Boy :sunny
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XVar
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Re: First Z3

Post by XVar » Sun 01 Dec, 2013 19:44

Nice car, you've got the same BBS splits on it as mine - they're worth about £450 in perfect condition so you've got yourself a nice little bonus with the car purchase :)
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