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by S54James
Thu 17 Mar, 2016 17:35
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Back online
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Re: Back online

Also just noticed I joined in 2007

wow ... that's a few years ago, that's gone quick :(
by S54James
Thu 17 Mar, 2016 17:34
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Back online
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Re: Back online

Hello

That would be a good idea, as I have also owned 3 Z4M roadsters as well plus with the current 35is I could do a brief summary on them all

regards
by S54James
Thu 17 Mar, 2016 09:15
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Back online
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Back online

Hello Just reintroducing my self after a long absence ... user name is S54JAMES I used to own the 03 plate Z3M roadster (S54 engine) have been ill for a few years with Graves disease (over active thyroid) so had a radio active drink etc but now my dosage for Thyoxerine is ok .. so thought I would ge...
by S54James
Tue 20 Sep, 2011 09:06
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Roadster or Coupe (S54) wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Hello Yes that was my old Z3M roadster that is back up for sale, in the end I did regret selling her but just needed to get the corvette bug out of my system. That M also has a new starter motor fitted & new rear screen. I even tried to buy it back but did not have the funds at the time. Anyway I am...
by S54James
Mon 07 Mar, 2011 14:03
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Sticky Steering
Replies: 12
Views: 4777

Hi Thanks for the response, I thought as much. The only Z4 that have non servo assist steering are the M models. I am a fully qulaified electrical control engineer, and after hours / days of research its looks like the moto asist assembly is to blame. Some say the units are not lubricated correctly ...
by S54James
Sun 06 Mar, 2011 20:44
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Sticky Steering
Replies: 12
Views: 4777

sticky steering

Hi I just wondered if you solved your problem? as I have just purchased a 2005 model that has only done 24000 miles. Its a 3.0i se fully optioned. This now is showing the same problem after a long drive, a slight resistance when you move the steering for small corrections etc. I have owned the follo...
by S54James
Sun 15 Aug, 2010 18:44
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Sticky Steering
Replies: 12
Views: 4777

Hi

I have had 2 Z4 cars both 3.0l models, and both had sticky steering due to faulty racks. If I was in the market for another z4 it would have to be a z4m purley because the M divsion dumped those electronic servo racks.

regards

Nick
by S54James
Sun 18 Jul, 2010 09:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Mroadster for sale (03 plate 27000 miles) + hardtop
Replies: 29
Views: 2997

z3m now sold

Hi All

Just a few lines that the S54 sold today, a trader from Yorkshire purchased it for his wife.

It went for £14000

not bad in todays climate

it has been nice talking to you all ....

Signing out and back into my corvettes where my heart is ...

best regards

Nick
by S54James
Sat 10 Jul, 2010 09:15
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Mroadster for sale (03 plate 27000 miles) + hardtop
Replies: 29
Views: 2997

Hi Again Just a update, the wheels have just been refurbished in the original shadow chrome paint look as good as new. Current mileage is now 28000 and I may change the oil this month as well. Also the car is on ebay? but to be honest I dont know why I bother as I get offers of £8000 for her!! regar...
by S54James
Sat 10 Jul, 2010 09:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: M Roadster or possibly a 3.0
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Hi

My M roadster is up for sale, it is the blue one in this forum. It a 03 plate with the s54 engine

you can email me for pictures but to be honest their are already loads on this site

all the best Nick
by S54James
Sat 03 Jul, 2010 14:03
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Bimmerflex - this sunday 4th July
Replies: 19
Views: 2554

Hi

We may be there in our s54 mroadster

regards

Nick
by S54James
Tue 29 Jun, 2010 21:27
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Mroadster for sale (03 plate 27000 miles) + hardtop
Replies: 29
Views: 2997

Price Reduction

Hi

Price now reduced to 14495

regards

Nick
by S54James
Sat 26 Jun, 2010 15:38
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: z4m headlights
Replies: 7
Views: 3859

Hello

They are dummies, they are just for show

regards

Nick
by S54James
Thu 24 Jun, 2010 17:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Mroadster for sale (03 plate 27000 miles) + hardtop
Replies: 29
Views: 2997

Hi

Just to let you know that the car has been taxed for 6 months and all 4 wheels have been refurbished

regards

Nick
by S54James
Sun 30 May, 2010 15:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Mroadster for sale (03 plate 27000 miles) + hardtop
Replies: 29
Views: 2997

Hi

I am open to sensible offers

regards

Nick
by S54James
Sat 15 May, 2010 08:33
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Mroadster for sale (03 plate 27000 miles) + hardtop
Replies: 29
Views: 2997

Very funny 8-) Either it goes this time or I shall have to move to get a double garage, for the vett and the M Just to note if any one ever gets a intermittent starter motor fault, for example when you go to start nothing happens. It may not be the EWS module all the time. In my case it was the star...
by S54James
Sat 08 May, 2010 13:59
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Mroadster for sale (03 plate 27000 miles) + hardtop
Replies: 29
Views: 2997

your welcome ... see ... a man of my word
by S54James
Sat 08 May, 2010 10:08
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Cars in the Park Newby Hall 9th May 2010 - NOW WITH TIMES
Replies: 286
Views: 25027

Hello

Sorry for the late reply, Sandra and I will not be attending with our s54 .. hope you have a nice day

all the best

Nick
by S54James
Thu 06 May, 2010 19:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Mroadster for sale (03 plate 27000 miles) + hardtop
Replies: 29
Views: 2997

Hello Ken

The cheque was posted yesterday .. give it a couple more days. There was a slight delay in me putting the cheque in the post from what I originally told you.

Hows the mroadster, everything you expected

regards

Nick
by S54James
Tue 27 Apr, 2010 19:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Mroadster for sale (03 plate 27000 miles) + hardtop
Replies: 29
Views: 2997

some more pictures http://i769.photobucket.com/albums/xx336/s54james/DSC00483.jpg http://i769.photobucket.com/albums/xx336/s54james/DSC00490.jpg http://i769.photobucket.com/albums/xx336/s54james/DSC00494.jpg http://i769.photobucket.com/albums/xx336/s54james/DSC00504.jpg http://i769.photobucket.com/a...
by S54James
Tue 27 Apr, 2010 19:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Mroadster for sale (03 plate 27000 miles) + hardtop
Replies: 29
Views: 2997

ok ok

I have potential buyers who are showing a keen interest .. so at least people where aware that it could be removed from sale at any time.

regards
by S54James
Tue 27 Apr, 2010 18:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Mroadster for sale (03 plate 27000 miles) + hardtop
Replies: 29
Views: 2997

Hi Yes I know .. the 1st guy who wanted it then he changed his mind to purchase a 911 .. so that was not my fault. Also the corvette owner who I was purchasing the corvette from kept changing his mind. And also I have been suffering from overactive thyroid gland over the few past years and I dont th...
by S54James
Tue 27 Apr, 2010 15:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Mroadster for sale (03 plate 27000 miles) + hardtop
Replies: 29
Views: 2997

Hello Ken Just to let you know that the train ticket costs have been posted to you, can you please confirm when you have received the cheque, if you have not received within the next couple of days let me know and I will cancel the cheque and send another by registered post. Just as well you did not...
by S54James
Tue 27 Apr, 2010 12:04
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Mroadster for sale (03 plate 27000 miles) + hardtop
Replies: 29
Views: 2997

S54 Mroadster for sale (03 plate 27000 miles) + hardtop

Please find my Mroadster for sale, the car is on a 03 plate with every option available. Full service history matching hardtop Cruise control heated seats Black Leather Harmon Kardon hifi Traction control New 6 cd changer just fitted New rear screen fitted last week (bmw 2 year warranty) New starter...
by S54James
Sat 24 Apr, 2010 14:53
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: z3m rear screen
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Hello thanks for that, the srp removed the area that I was concerned about. if you get time any chance of posting a step by step set of instructions on how to change he oem screen? you seem to have this diy task fully understood. I am sure other Z owners would find this helpful as well all the best ...
by S54James
Fri 23 Apr, 2010 20:09
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: z3m rear screen
Replies: 3
Views: 431

z3m rear screen

Hello I have just had a new rear screen fitted by BMW and very pleased with the result. Now I have just washed the car and was very carefull of the rear screen, the screen is only a day old and was scratch free when I picked her up yesterday. Now I can see very very faint scratch marks already ... a...
by S54James
Tue 13 Apr, 2010 23:09
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: some pics of my s54 m roadster
Replies: 17
Views: 1507

The corvette is still in the same condition and only done 15000 miles from new, it was purchased from Rogers corvette usa (google it) Galvanised chassis and fiberglass bodies, this one handled very well, and yes it did go round corners ... but only produced 300bhp but the torque was very high 365 ib...
by S54James
Tue 13 Apr, 2010 17:24
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: some pics of my s54 m roadster
Replies: 17
Views: 1507

hello Gazza I am trying to purchase the corvette back, why I sold her only knows! I must have been mad. this is a 96 collectors edition with the 5.7 lt1 engine. I was only selling my s54 roadster to raise some funds for the re purchase. I have included some pictures of the engine bay http://i769.pho...
by S54James
Tue 13 Apr, 2010 16:48
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: some pics of my s54 m roadster
Replies: 17
Views: 1507

rayleigh hilly

Your are correct

these pictures are taken in the peek district, this is the loaction where the car was purchased, just before I purchased it.

regards

Nick
by S54James
Tue 13 Apr, 2010 16:13
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: some pics of my s54 m roadster
Replies: 17
Views: 1507

and this is what I used to own

Image
by S54James
Tue 13 Apr, 2010 16:00
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: some pics of my s54 m roadster
Replies: 17
Views: 1507

I will try and take some photos underneath today, the exhausts do sound good low down and very quiet when cruising.
by S54James
Tue 13 Apr, 2010 15:14
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: some pics of my s54 m roadster
Replies: 17
Views: 1507

hello I have spent ages trying to work out how to show pictures like that? how did you do that? the exhausts are strange the chap I purchased them from said they where fitted by BMW when he purchased the car? he had it from new + there is a BMW stamp on them? I will take some photos as you correctly...
by S54James
Tue 13 Apr, 2010 15:09
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: how to display photos on this site
Replies: 1
Views: 274

how to display photos on this site

Hello

I know how to upload photos to photobucket etc and then cut & paste the link to this forum, but it does not display the pictures automatically like most threads.

so .. how do you do that? :dunce:

regards

Nick
by S54James
Tue 13 Apr, 2010 12:05
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Bearing change on a s54
Replies: 13
Views: 1152

Hello

I hane sent you a PM

regards

Nick
by S54James
Sat 10 Apr, 2010 10:47
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: s54 rear screen
Replies: 7
Views: 689

s54 rear screen

Hello all I have just taken the hard top off our s54 roadster and just a few questions 1. I have stored the hard top on the stand but it does take abit of space up in the garage. I have put the hardtop in the protective cover which does look like it is designed to be hung on a hoist? this way I coul...
by S54James
Sun 04 Apr, 2010 17:09
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Z4 3.0 Sport Road Tax?
Replies: 2
Views: 1258

looks like £245 per year for a 3.0is

regards

Nick
by S54James
Sun 04 Apr, 2010 17:06
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Z4 3.0 Sport Road Tax?
Replies: 2
Views: 1258

what year car as this does make a difference
by S54James
Tue 30 Mar, 2010 19:21
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Bearing change on a s54
Replies: 13
Views: 1152

Thanks for the link, very interesting. so do I wait for a failure, then approach BMW like that chap did. Do nothing and have that constant nagging feeling in the back of my mind? or just get it done at munich Legends? What have all you other s54 owners done out their? they cant all be potential trou...
by S54James
Tue 30 Mar, 2010 15:05
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Cleaning MAF Sensor
Replies: 17
Views: 7938

Hello You can check the diode with a multi meter (set it to a diode check) and it should beep in one direction only when you place the probes across the diode. The preivous comments on this thread are correct you need to gently clean the sensing wire that is in the main air flow, the more contaminat...
by S54James
Tue 30 Mar, 2010 14:54
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Bearing change on a s54
Replies: 13
Views: 1152

bearing change

Hello

I have just contacted Munich legends and they are going to phone me back today. they also did say "if its not broke not fix it" but did understand the preventative measure. They put in the later z4m bearings with new ARP bolt set. I will let you know how I get on

regards

Nick
by S54James
Tue 30 Mar, 2010 10:37
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Bearing change on a s54
Replies: 13
Views: 1152

Bearing change on a s54

Hello You may know my z3m as it was on piston heads a few weeks ago, the chassis no is LB64133 (I have decided to keep it) and was made in April 2002, however the car is on a 03 plate as BMW kept it in their factory for a few months. Now should I change the connecting bearings? I have a letter from ...
by S54James
Mon 29 Mar, 2010 07:52
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Cleaning MAF Sensor
Replies: 17
Views: 7938

Hello That picture is a in4148 diode (will double check mine) the wire is inside the module housing. you can measure the forward volt drop across a silicon diode this voltage is linear with temperature. The current is measured through the current sensing element, this can not be seen as it is in the...
by S54James
Wed 17 Mar, 2010 22:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 mroadster for sale rare 03 reg
Replies: 19
Views: 1256

Hello I have decided to keep the car, I had a firm offer of £14495 .. but at the last min he let me down, and even worse I put off a potential buyer because of this. So I am keeping her, and I am now glad as the car has grown on me .. I actually look forward to my drive to work, as I have so much fu...
by S54James
Wed 17 Mar, 2010 15:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Hi

I will have them, I am in York so I can pick up, I will raise on any received offers

cash waiting

Regards

Nick
by S54James
Thu 11 Mar, 2010 20:28
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Cars in the Park Newby Hall 9th May 2010 - NOW WITH TIMES
Replies: 286
Views: 25027

thats ok, my parents are located in York

regards

Nick
by S54James
Thu 11 Mar, 2010 19:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 mroadster for sale rare 03 reg
Replies: 19
Views: 1256

Hello yep spot on, I agree with your comments. I have firm offers of £14000, perhaps I should not worry so much about the extra £500 .. its just that I promised myself I would not loose any money on this car, as in the past I have lost thousands. Its just that there is a 93 corvette for sale with ju...
by S54James
Thu 11 Mar, 2010 19:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 mroadster for sale rare 03 reg
Replies: 19
Views: 1256

Hi I know £14495 is top money (but this is a very rare roadster) but I also thought well priced, especially when a s50 at munich legends just sold for £15995! and another s54 has just sold for £14750. plus being a 03 plate and one of the last manufactured. but then, I suppose we are still deep in a ...
by S54James
Thu 11 Mar, 2010 19:13
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Cars in the Park Newby Hall 9th May 2010 - NOW WITH TIMES
Replies: 286
Views: 25027

Hello

Hopefully we will be there, in our s54 roadster.
I will register on their site to purchase tickets

regards
Nick & Sandra
by S54James
Thu 11 Mar, 2010 18:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 mroadster for sale rare 03 reg
Replies: 19
Views: 1256

No one interested then? I thought this S54 car would be on someones "must have " want list?