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by Ian Kelly
Sun 18 Sep, 2011 18:12
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Ebay auction - new Z3 wheel
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Ebay auction - new Z3 wheel

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Genuine-O ... 500wt_1287

Nothing to do with me, just seen it as I was looking for something else.
by Ian Kelly
Tue 13 Sep, 2011 20:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For sale - Z3M steering rack, only 46k miles
Replies: 0
Views: 209

For sale - Z3M steering rack, only 46k miles

Removed this from my 1998 Z3MR at 46k miles. In excellent condition, only removed to 'upgrade' to a standard rack which is a quicker ratio.

Offers invited, will auction it on ebay if no one on here wants it.

Thanks, Ian
by Ian Kelly
Tue 13 Sep, 2011 20:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M front brake pads - SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Z3M front brake pads - SOLD

Removed these standard pads to put ETB's on. They had done 10k miles, and I'd guess they were easy miles given how much meat is still left on them and how little wear there was on the discs.

Free to a good home, just paypal me £5 to cover postage.
by Ian Kelly
Mon 12 Sep, 2011 19:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS Z3M Roadster, 50k miles, SOLD
Replies: 40
Views: 4465

Sale agreed :)
by Ian Kelly
Mon 12 Sep, 2011 15:59
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS Z3M Roadster, 50k miles, SOLD
Replies: 40
Views: 4465

PM replied to.
by Ian Kelly
Mon 12 Sep, 2011 12:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS Z3M Roadster, 50k miles, SOLD
Replies: 40
Views: 4465

Re: M

Sorry guys, don't understand some of these comments and they aren't very helpful. Why are they unhelpful? This is my honest opinion. You have to ignore the back-patting from fellow forum members, the details and photos of bits of the car off the car WILL be narrowing your audience massively. Good l...
by Ian Kelly
Mon 12 Sep, 2011 09:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS Z3M Roadster, 50k miles, SOLD
Replies: 40
Views: 4465

Price reduction, final chance to buy this year

Final price reduction, if no joy at this price then I'll SORN it and re-advertise next spring.

Any questions please get in touch. See my other posts for more info on the car.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/49790352@N ... 589718696/
by Ian Kelly
Thu 08 Sep, 2011 21:27
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: z3m roadster required for NEC Classic Car Show
Replies: 21
Views: 1658

Sounds like a job for Offyourmarks!!!
by Ian Kelly
Wed 07 Sep, 2011 06:54
Forum: RoadZ
Topic: Where are your fave routes for taking the Z for a blast?
Replies: 20
Views: 13372

My favourite roads in UK are all in or around the Yorkshire Dales. Sunday morning, in the car at 6am or earlier in summer. Ingleton to Hawes is awesome, a brilliant combination of fast sweepers, jumps, hairpins, etc. Stop for a bacon buttie in Hawes. Then over to Buttertubs Pass and to Tan Hill. Som...
by Ian Kelly
Sun 04 Sep, 2011 14:23
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS Z3M Roadster, 50k miles, SOLD
Replies: 40
Views: 4465

Photo's taken 4th Sept 2011

Decided to take some better pictures of the car today as it was a bright start to the day -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/49790352@N ... 589718696/
by Ian Kelly
Sat 03 Sep, 2011 09:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS Z3M Roadster, 50k miles, SOLD
Replies: 40
Views: 4465

Re: M

Hi Ian. I have to agree with c_w on the advert. You show the car at a race track and parts of it on the floor, now you want everyone to assume you are a top engineer, if not they may think its not as an M should be. Why dont you just advertise it as all the other m`s that have been sold sucessfully...
by Ian Kelly
Fri 02 Sep, 2011 20:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS Z3M Roadster, 50k miles, SOLD
Replies: 40
Views: 4465

If I've put anyone off with too much detail, then I'd be surprised.

I've spent a huge amount of time on the car, and thought a potential purchaser might like to know what's been done.
by Ian Kelly
Thu 01 Sep, 2011 20:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS Z3M Roadster, 50k miles, SOLD
Replies: 40
Views: 4465

^^ besides that when clean it looks 8-) Very suprised this is still for sale, clearly a well sorted example and at an extremely good price! (infact under what i'd value it at). Whats happened to the roadster market?!!? I thought poverty would drive people away from everyday M3's and onto these! It'...
by Ian Kelly
Wed 31 Aug, 2011 20:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS Z3M Roadster, 50k miles, SOLD
Replies: 40
Views: 4465

Thanks Jonttt,

Best news is the 50p per mile expenses policy!!!! I could get an M5!

:)

Seems like patience is key when selling cars at the moment...
by Ian Kelly
Wed 31 Aug, 2011 09:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS Z3M Roadster, 50k miles, SOLD
Replies: 40
Views: 4465

As a result of getting a new job, I'm now more keen to sell the Z3M and sell the daily 320d, and get into a Z4MC. Asking price reduced to £7,800 to forum members. If anyone wants more pictures or info please let me know. Now taxed to end of Feb. PS - I'm holding on to the tonneau, original steering ...
by Ian Kelly
Tue 23 Aug, 2011 14:59
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Prices are falling
Replies: 12
Views: 2654

Fuel prices are currently falling, I work in transport and this weeks fuel price has fallen for the 3rd week in a row. It's gradually showing in lower prices at the pumps, hopefully it will continue. My Z3M does 27mpg average, which isn't too bad for a 'toy', but my 320d daily driver does 52mpg. You...
by Ian Kelly
Sun 21 Aug, 2011 16:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For sale- Wind deflector, Bentley bk, tonneau, steering rack
Replies: 5
Views: 696

re: Bentley book - you think that's a bargain? Check out my car sale advert :-)

:D shameless plug...

I got the book off Amazon, think it was about £55 posted, it was quite useful during the refurb.
by Ian Kelly
Sun 21 Aug, 2011 16:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Has anyone fitted new wheel arch liners ?
Replies: 5
Views: 381

as others have said, if you apply some logic and don't force them in you'll find they're easy to replace. Just give yourself some space, i.e. not in a single garage.
by Ian Kelly
Sat 20 Aug, 2011 09:04
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For sale- Wind deflector, Bentley bk, tonneau, steering rack
Replies: 5
Views: 696

For sale- Wind deflector, Bentley bk, tonneau, steering rack

Details and prices - Mesh wind deflector, excellent condition £75 Tonneau cover in black, again excellent condition £80 Bentley Z3 service book, in brand new condition, £40 Original Z3M steering rack, removed from my car at 45k miles, in perfect condition with very low miles, £175 Will post \ courie...
by Ian Kelly
Sat 20 Aug, 2011 08:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS Z3M Roadster, 50k miles, SOLD
Replies: 40
Views: 4465

Hi all, I've decided to exclude the additional extra's from the sale and reduce the price of the car. So, now excluded are the wind deflector, tonneau cover, Bentley book and the original steering rack. I will put these on e-bay this weekend, and advertise them separately on here. Price of the car, ...
by Ian Kelly
Thu 18 Aug, 2011 06:33
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Opinions on sensible price for S50 Z3MR, 50k miles
Replies: 15
Views: 1098

... Good luck. Personally I think you are mad downgrading to a Z4 - :lol: :lol: I'm selling my daily driver 320d as well as the M, or hopefully part ex-ing if the dealer can stop quoting stupid numbers for a <2 year old car! In these uncertain times I'm going to run just one car for a while, which ...
by Ian Kelly
Wed 17 Aug, 2011 19:28
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Opinions on sensible price for S50 Z3MR, 50k miles
Replies: 15
Views: 1098

Re: earlier question, my car doesn't have cruise control. Also, for anyone looking into buying and viewing a car, do have a look underneath the car at the suspension, brakes and steering compenents. These are no longer new cars. Whilst they are all undoubtedly made of solid stuff, and can cope with ...
by Ian Kelly
Wed 17 Aug, 2011 18:05
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Opinions on sensible price for S50 Z3MR, 50k miles
Replies: 15
Views: 1098

Thanks for the replies so far, others welcomed. There's a master plan re: changing the Z3MR... it involves a Z4MC. Last week I test drove the Z4M Coupe and I loved it. The plan is to get out of my 320d and into the Z4MC, to sell the Z3M, and to run just one car for a while. Thanks again for feedback...
by Ian Kelly
Wed 17 Aug, 2011 14:47
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Finally.... fitted my ///M wing mirrors, what a PITA
Replies: 9
Views: 999

When I was putting my door cards back I used some Mr Sheen along the edges and it really helped. Also having the door fully open, and pushing the card against the fully open door with your hip whilst pushing down. It's a faff alright! Car looks great by the way, the lights and carbon bonnet badge re...
by Ian Kelly
Wed 17 Aug, 2011 13:13
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Opinions on sensible price for S50 Z3MR, 50k miles
Replies: 15
Views: 1098

Opinions on sensible price for S50 Z3MR, 50k miles

Hi guys, I thought I'd ask for your guidance on the sale price of my car. Doing it here in separate thread so as not to clutter the advert. Being honest - bought the car from Cornwall (almost Lands End!) late October for £7k, needing Inspection 2, 4 tyres, and a front bumper respray. Other than that...
by Ian Kelly
Wed 17 Aug, 2011 07:29
Forum: Performance
Topic: Trackdays advice wanted
Replies: 47
Views: 3472

I've done several track days in my previous car, an R1 engined Fisher Fury. I've not taken my Z3M on track, personal preference really, having done some spirited driving round Europe in it I recognise that its better as a road car, it's too heavy and wobbly compared to a lightweight car. Having said...
by Ian Kelly
Tue 16 Aug, 2011 16:49
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Winter storage
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Hi Matt, If I was storing a car with a company, I'd consider the following factors - - insurance liability whilst being stored - access to the car on sunny days \ special occasions \ for 'tinkering' - suitable storage, i.e axle stands? humidity & temperature control? - simple 'recommissioning' servi...
by Ian Kelly
Tue 16 Aug, 2011 16:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Any ideas what my Zed is worth?
Replies: 39
Views: 1738

If you want to depress yourself about prices / establish what 'rock bottom' is, try the annoyingly-jingled 'we-buy-any-car'.

I checked the value of my (really nice IMO!) Z3M on there, apparently they would buy it immediately for £3,100...
by Ian Kelly
Tue 16 Aug, 2011 06:33
Forum: BMW Car Club and Z Register
Topic: Vehicle Valuation
Replies: 16
Views: 5582

Another positive experience of Footman James from me. I have my Z3M insured with them for about £380 at 3k miles, but wanted to increase it to 5k miles, add my missus to the policy, and had a list of modifications to tell them about. They charged an extra £110 for the lot, which I thought was sensib...
by Ian Kelly
Tue 16 Aug, 2011 04:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS Z3M Roadster, 50k miles, SOLD
Replies: 40
Views: 4465

Just to be clear, on the flikr pictures there are several 'before' pictures of the diff mount \ chassis cross member, and then ones showing it seam welded. I just wanted to demonstrate that the welding I had done was preventative and not a 'fix' to a failing boot floor or diff mount. Given that I ha...
by Ian Kelly
Tue 16 Aug, 2011 03:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS Z3M Roadster, 50k miles, SOLD
Replies: 40
Views: 4465

HI Ian, Quick question on your photo's, 1 of the pictures showed 4 cam bolts, can you confirm the size of these and how you fitted them please. My last company made all the cam bolts for jag, Landrover and Ford, and these items look remarkably like them. Possibility of being able to supply the camb...
by Ian Kelly
Mon 15 Aug, 2011 20:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: why is my advert showing as being moved??
Replies: 2
Views: 284

why is my advert showing as being moved??

Confused!! Any ideas?

Cheers, Ian
by Ian Kelly
Mon 15 Aug, 2011 08:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS Z3M Roadster, 50k miles, SOLD
Replies: 40
Views: 4465

Thanks Jonttt,

Car now on pistonheads, will add more to the advert later tonight.

Cheers, Ian
by Ian Kelly
Thu 11 Aug, 2011 22:18
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS Z3M Roadster, 50k miles, SOLD
Replies: 40
Views: 4465

FS Z3M Roadster, 50k miles, SOLD

I’m selling my June ‘98 M Roadster that I bought last October. Date of first registration 30.01.1999. Arctic silver with all black interior, with a sensible 50,600 miles (rising slowly as I use it on sunny days!). I viewed 5 roadsters before buying this one, and ended up driving to Cornwall (from Li...
by Ian Kelly
Wed 10 Aug, 2011 19:09
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Z3M vinyl wrapped @ The Sign Team, with pics
Replies: 27
Views: 2907

My neighbour has a sign company, he wrapped his wife's 1.2 Clio as a test. Not worth me posting a pic of a bog standard Clio, but I agree, the skill in doing it is impressive.
by Ian Kelly
Wed 10 Aug, 2011 06:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: uneven rear tyre wear
Replies: 10
Views: 802

It's the Falken 452 that people on here have recommended.
by Ian Kelly
Mon 08 Aug, 2011 19:59
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Gaydon 2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3097

ticket ordered, Z display ticket.

Jonttt - will arrange meeting point before weekend, but 5.30am sounds painful!! Might have to catch you up!
by Ian Kelly
Sun 07 Aug, 2011 13:35
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Gaydon 2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3097

Sounds good,

Did you phone them or order online?

Cheers, Ian
by Ian Kelly
Sat 06 Aug, 2011 13:43
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Gaydon 2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3097

Gaydon

Hi, Thinking of coming along next Sunday with the Z, just checked the BMWCC website, I can't see anything called a Display Pass, is it the Show & Shine pass? I'd quite like to park up with other Zed's! Will confirm nearer to next weekend if definitely going but I'll be travelling down Sunday morning...
by Ian Kelly
Tue 02 Aug, 2011 10:39
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M Brakes and Discs - suggestions
Replies: 20
Views: 2022

Hi Gary, I changed my pads for yellowstuff and they are pretty good for fast road. I put goodridge braided hoses on as well, about £60 and well worth doing given the age of our cars. The pads generate a bit less dust than standard, but not as low-dust as I had been lead to believe. They have a great...
by Ian Kelly
Thu 28 Jul, 2011 17:35
Forum: Performance
Topic: Steering Rack Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Hi, I refurbed the underneath of my Z3M over the winter, including swapping the rack for a standard Z3 rack as it's quicker than the M version. I removed all the front suspension, engine subframe, steering, wishbones, etc. I had to lower the subframe by a couple of inches to get my rack in/out (it w...
by Ian Kelly
Wed 15 Jun, 2011 17:45
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: First time detailer
Replies: 2
Views: 508

First time detailer

Hi, I spent all day on Sunday (10 hours!) and 3-4 hours yesterday cleaning, swirl removing, stone chip filling, polishing, waxing and generally pampering the M ahead of an Alps trip starting this Friday. I used meguiars and farecla products as recommended by a local paint specialist. The bonnet seem...
by Ian Kelly
Fri 10 Jun, 2011 20:55
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Red, yellow stuff pads not oem
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Sorted the insurance today, extra £110 for the remaining 5 months, which covers -

increasing annual miles from 3k to 5k
adding my 30 year old GF
list of mods = brake pads, braided lines, ACS suspension, H&R ARB's, poly bushes.

Not too bad, cheers, Ian
by Ian Kelly
Thu 09 Jun, 2011 18:02
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Red, yellow stuff pads not oem
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Yes, they're classed as uprated brakes. I'm just going through the tortuous process of letting my insurers know my mods, and brake lines and brake pads are on their list, so I assume that most insurers would call them mods. (I'm with Footman James).

Ian
by Ian Kelly
Tue 31 May, 2011 17:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear Negative Camber
Replies: 5
Views: 1151

adding adjustable shock mounts for the front is also way easier than welding the adjustable brackets for the rear. There's an easier way to get adjustment on the front camber. The front uprights \ stub axles \ call them what you will, are attached to the struts with 3 bolts, 2 lower behind the stru...
by Ian Kelly
Sun 29 May, 2011 20:48
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Boot Welds - opinions please
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

Mine had 2 welds that had popped, so not as bad as those pics. At some point in the past mine had weld dropped into a popped weld from above, to prevent it getting worse. I used it as negotiating point when I bought my car last year. Stripped everything off from underneath the rear and had a good lo...
by Ian Kelly
Sun 29 May, 2011 20:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear Negative Camber
Replies: 5
Views: 1151

Hi, The usual way to adjust the rear geometry is to remove the subframe and have adjuster plates welded onto the trailing arm brackets. You widen out the TA mount holes, and can then adjust for toe and \ or camber. You use BMW eccentric bolts to alter the TA locations. See my suspension refurb threa...
by Ian Kelly
Tue 24 May, 2011 22:05
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Shantybeater's S54 M Roadster
Replies: 351
Views: 57776

Looks a much better stance than before, I agree with letting things settle down before tweaking, but the rear does look almost too low, especially since there's no humans in there! Low is good, but too slammed at the rear and it loses its purposeful look (to me anyway). In the past I've been advised...
by Ian Kelly
Sat 21 May, 2011 08:44
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Fitted Luggage
Replies: 11
Views: 1299

Possibly interested, subject to a good discount, although a second hand set would do me fine as well.

Cheers, Ian
by Ian Kelly
Tue 17 May, 2011 19:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Michelin Pilot Sport v Michelin Primacy
Replies: 8
Views: 3070

I've had Pilot Sports on several cars and I rate them. I bought a set of PS3's, the latest version, when I bought my Z3M last year. Not used them in anger yet, but they are tried and tested and if you can get them when they're on promo somewhere then I'd highly recommend them. I got mine from Costco...