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by ///MRoops
Sun 13 Feb, 2011 15:09
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Shantybeater's S54 M Roadster
Replies: 351
Views: 59446

ahh ok so you must have been the previous owner for the guy I bought it off, its strange because the car came up for sale before I bought my S50, unfortunately he beat me to it, two years later it comes up and I only find out its the same car once i'd put a deposit down!! - fate intervening? I have...
by ///MRoops
Sat 05 Feb, 2011 19:47
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Shantybeater's S54 M Roadster
Replies: 351
Views: 59446

I had the M for around 2 years - purchased it when it had around 20,000 miles and sold 15,000 odd miles later. Bought it around 2006. It really was a great car I miss is so badly; owned a few cars over the years but this one was just a perfect balance of rawness and day to day drivability. I sold th...
by ///MRoops
Sat 05 Feb, 2011 18:59
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Shantybeater's S54 M Roadster
Replies: 351
Views: 59446

Wow how wonderful to see my old car on here! Glad you are enjoying it! Whilst i had it was very well looked after. I was going to take the strong strut off but I felt that it made the car and couldn't let the new owner experience life without it.

Car looks great - all the best
by ///MRoops
Wed 24 Sep, 2008 23:05
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 for sale on Pistonheads
Replies: 32
Views: 2915

Looks like the TVR garage has either gone bust or closed down. Can find the web site anymore. By the way the guy is right that a couple of wheels need to be refurbished but the hood is fine. For the miles its covered it is cheap.
by ///MRoops
Tue 23 Sep, 2008 21:44
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 for sale on Pistonheads
Replies: 32
Views: 2915

Thats my old car! I feel really sad that its being sold on so cheap - a real bargain for someone. I actually traded it in at a tvr garage so not sure how its ended up there. I owned the car for 2 years it hasn't missed a beat. I hope it goes to a good home - I miss it :(
by ///MRoops
Sun 03 Aug, 2008 09:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: butt strut for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Sold :)
by ///MRoops
Wed 30 Jul, 2008 22:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: butt strut for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 824

butt strut for sale

As I have sold my s54, I have a butt strut for sale (imported from strong strut). I'm selling for £100 its in excellent condition with all bolts and spacers.

Can't recommend these highly enough (and the front strongstrut) makes a real difference to the way the car drives.
by ///MRoops
Tue 01 May, 2007 13:39
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 - Small backfire on overun when cold
Replies: 13
Views: 1198

I get this when the car is cold almost everytime... hear a couple of pops and after a couple of mins everything is fine. I use my car daily and hasn't caused any probs so far. I think its normal.
by ///MRoops
Mon 23 Oct, 2006 11:59
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: HK Wiring adaptors
Replies: 2
Views: 794

Thanks for the info mate - I'll go a buy it!

:D
by ///MRoops
Sun 22 Oct, 2006 21:58
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: HK Wiring adaptors
Replies: 2
Views: 794

HK Wiring adaptors

Hi, Please can someone help me out: I need to buy a wiring adaptor (ISO) for a new head unit (Alpine). I have a stock philips BMW Business head unit with Harmon Kardon upgrade at the moment, can someone tell me if any of these adaptors available on ebay suit the HK upgrade http://search.ebay.co.uk/s...
by ///MRoops
Tue 03 Oct, 2006 15:32
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strut Braces . . .
Replies: 86
Views: 10969

Just following on from my earlier post regarding the butt strut and unconfortable ride quality. Well as it turns out my torque wrench (which was cheap but new from screw fix) was massively out and left the bolts not tightened enough. I just tightened them up slightly and the ride is much a whole lot...
by ///MRoops
Sun 01 Oct, 2006 10:58
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strut Braces . . .
Replies: 86
Views: 10969

I don't think they charge such a big premium. My steel version cost around £250 and I think they are the only conpany that cater for the s54 engine. For the difference the strong-strut makes I found it extremely reasonable. Looking at another way, the price of the strut is equivelent to 2 1/2 hours ...
by ///MRoops
Sat 30 Sep, 2006 15:57
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strut Braces . . .
Replies: 86
Views: 10969

I have totally standard suspension and running the recommended tyre pressures, as stated on the side of the door (I think its 32 psi). I emailed Paul and he said that the bar won't affect suspension, it will only strengthen (hold in place) the sub frame. Also I think I installed it properly and tigh...
by ///MRoops
Fri 29 Sep, 2006 20:53
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strut Braces . . .
Replies: 86
Views: 10969

Hi, I ordered and fitted the strong-strut to my car and all I can say is WOW! what a difference it made. :lol: :lol: First thing I noticed was all the handling unpredictability had gone, the car was now steering like a BMW should. Next the scuttle shake decreased by at least 70% and driving around i...
by ///MRoops
Fri 01 Sep, 2006 14:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hamann hard top
Replies: 19
Views: 2426

Anyone know how much the Hamann one costs?
by ///MRoops
Sat 26 Aug, 2006 13:15
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strut Braces . . .
Replies: 86
Views: 10969

Thats weird 'cos on their site the light one is less than the steel one I think... anyway I'll let you know the results when i fit mine on :)
by ///MRoops
Sat 26 Aug, 2006 13:13
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strut Braces . . .
Replies: 86
Views: 10969

Thats weird 'cos on their site the light one is less than the steel one I think... anyway I'll let you know the results when i fit mine on :)
by ///MRoops
Sat 26 Aug, 2006 12:28
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: A note for anyone looking to buy.
Replies: 7
Views: 961

I used to have a lexus is300. The new is250 is a nice car, i think it has plenty of character as well. The build quality bomb proof and lexus customer service is totally awesome, in fact different planet when compared to BMW. I would think the is250 will hold its price better than an a4 too. :)
by ///MRoops
Sat 26 Aug, 2006 12:19
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strut Braces . . .
Replies: 86
Views: 10969

Kipper is that the price for a steel or alloy (light) version? I just ordered a titanium steel with 11 holes from them - they keep you up-to-date with the order and seem like a nice bunch of people. Can't wait to get it now, hopefully it should sort out the scuttle shake to a certain extent.
by ///MRoops
Thu 17 Aug, 2006 08:35
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: possessed alarm!
Replies: 23
Views: 1236

My alarm is still giving me hassle :bawl: got a local independent to look at it and he thought it the bonnet wasn't aligned, after he aligned it it was ok for a couple of days then the same problem. Anyway whilst I was tesiting, it seems that the new switch I bought is not working consistently, may ...
by ///MRoops
Mon 14 Aug, 2006 16:36
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3 //M S54 Model
Replies: 68
Views: 4035

Interesting... my car is a 02 and reg plate starts off with the letters RX as well, also same colour I wonder if the original buyer may have bought 2 of these cars for a company or something. Mine has a red interior and red rag top. I paid just under 18 for mine and had 23K miles, same spec but no h...
by ///MRoops
Fri 11 Aug, 2006 19:24
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3 //M S54 Model
Replies: 68
Views: 4035

I like your story Khushy. I sold my newer (nowhere near a supercar like a porsche or anything) to get this car, but when you look around at cars on the road these days its getting a bit formularic. The z3M is so unique in its styling and for me delivers a sense of freedom in its design, its weird lo...
by ///MRoops
Fri 11 Aug, 2006 12:59
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3 //M S54 Model
Replies: 68
Views: 4035

What the black one with the suitcase and hardtop? if so well done, its a stunning looking car.
by ///MRoops
Fri 11 Aug, 2006 12:44
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3 //M S54 Model
Replies: 68
Views: 4035

Took me a while to find my s54, and I wasn't too fussed about colour as all the s54 colours look great. Mine is a 2002 in silver and would have thought it was one of the last ones to be produced, but even then its a 4/5 year old car so finding one in great condition with low/average miles is hard. T...
by ///MRoops
Tue 01 Aug, 2006 14:51
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: possessed alarm!
Replies: 23
Views: 1236

Has anyone replaced their original bmw alarm for another thatcham 1 approved alarm? would this affect the insurance?

cheers
by ///MRoops
Tue 01 Aug, 2006 14:38
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: possessed alarm!
Replies: 23
Views: 1236

I replaced the bonnet switch with a new part (around £10), the new part is slightly longer too. But this still hasn't cured the problem. To make sure it was the bonnet sensor I disconnected the switch and alarmed, but it went off again after a few hours :head: this bl**dy thing is driving me nuts! I...
by ///MRoops
Mon 31 Jul, 2006 20:16
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Fan Style Noise
Replies: 5
Views: 666

dudeone, is it a fluttering sound you can hear? I have this noise constantly (behind the dials on the dash), I thought it was a fan, but then I read that it could be tappet noise; which I presume is a characteristic rather than a fault (I hope anyway :) )
by ///MRoops
Tue 25 Jul, 2006 22:41
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: I Am Back!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 881

oops I mean in Wellingborough!
by ///MRoops
Tue 25 Jul, 2006 22:16
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: I Am Back!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 881

I just bought mine - and can't stop driving it - nearly 1K miles in a week and a half :D !!

Geoff I used to live in a Wellingborough a couple of years ago :)
by ///MRoops
Tue 25 Jul, 2006 22:10
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: ///M with body roll HELP..........
Replies: 21
Views: 1316

Does fitting these usually affect insurance? I was thinking about this then found out that liverpool victoria no longer allow modifications. :cry:
by ///MRoops
Mon 24 Jul, 2006 11:37
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Rattle
Replies: 24
Views: 1503

Hi, I'm getting a rattle whenever I drive over a bump. The sounds seems to be coming from the passenger side and the rattle resonates for a second or 2. Driving me nuts :head: I thought it may be the passenger side airbag... anyone else have this?

Cheers :)
by ///MRoops
Mon 24 Jul, 2006 09:30
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Engine light
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Is there a fuse for the ECU? Just thinking removing this for 30 seconds or so may reset the ecu and refresh the learning process?
by ///MRoops
Sat 22 Jul, 2006 21:33
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Engine light
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Engine light

Driving up to see the Open on Firday and all of a sudden the engine light comes on! so I panick and pull over, phoned up a BMW dealer and they advised that if the car seems to be running ok that I drive it to them immediately. So the closest dealer at the time was Rydale in Shrewsbury. Got there and...
by ///MRoops
Wed 19 Jul, 2006 22:31
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: possessed alarm!
Replies: 23
Views: 1236

Thanks to everyone who replied, this has helped me out loads - I will investigate all the suggestions!
by ///MRoops
Wed 19 Jul, 2006 16:10
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: possessed alarm!
Replies: 23
Views: 1236

Mine is silver with a red top! I've seen a dark green one around reading - very nice.

Its a shame BMW don't offer a evaluation on the car and a wanrranty based on that. Hopefully nothing major goes wrong with it! Are you guys members of bmwcc? thinking about joining.
by ///MRoops
Wed 19 Jul, 2006 14:46
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: possessed alarm!
Replies: 23
Views: 1236

R80TER I asked one dealer and they said they wouldn't may go to my local one in reading and ask them.

SpunkyM is this straightafter the Alarm has been activitated? If so I'll look out for it when it inevitably happens again! Some good advice there cheers
by ///MRoops
Wed 19 Jul, 2006 12:50
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: possessed alarm!
Replies: 23
Views: 1236

No warranty pal. The previous owners didn't renew it I guess. The independent garage gave a 3 month one - but I presume its pretty rubbish.
by ///MRoops
Wed 19 Jul, 2006 10:40
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: possessed alarm!
Replies: 23
Views: 1236

This forum is cool - thanks for the quick replies!

JT the roof was up - but i'll check/clean the sensors once I find where they are.

Andy thanks for this - i'll check the wiring tonight when I get home (look forward to some hood down driving action on my commute back! 8-) )
by ///MRoops
Wed 19 Jul, 2006 10:36
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: possessed alarm!
Replies: 23
Views: 1236

Thanks for your reply TN. I got the dealer to do an inspection 1 on my car at a BMW garage before I bought it so I guess it will be a while before I get to the dealer - is it something that can be fixed by myself? if not does anyone know how much it would a cost to fix something like this at a deale...
by ///MRoops
Wed 19 Jul, 2006 09:50
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: possessed alarm!
Replies: 23
Views: 1236

possessed alarm!

Hello to everyone! I've just bought a 2002 M Roadster waaahaay :P my first sports car and first ever rag top. What an excellent machine it is! Yesterday morning and this morning both around 6am I encountered my first problem :cry: the alarm randomly went off! I reset it and all was ok. I got the car...