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by stevenb
Sun 06 Nov, 2011 17:13
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My New zed
Replies: 21
Views: 2198

Are you sure your suspension components ie Bushes aren't to blame for the soft ride.
I'd spend the £84 towards getting them sorted before any modifications. :wink:
by stevenb
Sun 06 Nov, 2011 12:39
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My New zed
Replies: 21
Views: 2198

Looks lovely in Black.
Black, Blue are my fave car colours. For any car that is. :)
by stevenb
Sun 06 Nov, 2011 10:02
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Apart from your Zed whats the best motor you've owned?
Replies: 32
Views: 2251

1986 205Gti bought it in '89 and traded in for a brand new Suzuki Swift Gti in '91 which was my first new car. Both cars were great but the 205 was iconic and although had suspect build quality it was a fantastic car to drive and I loved it. It's one of those cars you look back at and wish you coul...
by stevenb
Sun 06 Nov, 2011 08:18
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Apart from your Zed whats the best motor you've owned?
Replies: 32
Views: 2251

I've owned so many. Had 2 x mint Mk1 MR2's. Had an official UK import Celica GT4 Carlos Sainz My MR2 rev 3 Turbo My Honda Integra Type-R It simply has to be the Integra Type-R. No other car I have ever owned has been engineered to such a high degree. The specific and strict engine technology it used...
by stevenb
Sat 05 Nov, 2011 19:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: All tucked up :o)
Replies: 43
Views: 1421

I work at Mercedes in Milton Keynes and when we had the bad weather last December a lot of the cars really struggled.

We've been lucky as my Wife drivesa FWD Toyota Celica which has been fine in the bad weather.

Gets us out of an awkward situation and meant my Integra stayed in the garage.
:)
by stevenb
Sat 05 Nov, 2011 19:53
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: M Roadster Sale Update ###Sold###
Replies: 38
Views: 4085

Yan,

Lovely car.
If Liam doesn't buy it and you are able to hold on until the Spring, I'll be right in the line for viewing. :)
by stevenb
Sat 05 Nov, 2011 19:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: All tucked up :o)
Replies: 43
Views: 1421

The mice won't last long with mog in there.

How many people wrap up their Z for the winter?

Is it because they are no good in bad weather?
Leaking, lack of grip etc?
by stevenb
Sat 05 Nov, 2011 17:42
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Regular forum users?
Replies: 32
Views: 2077

I might have to join you guys in my MR2 until I become a Z owner then....if you want to be seen with me that is......
It'll be a like a rose between thorns..... :D
Nah...just kidding... :lol:
by stevenb
Sat 05 Nov, 2011 14:14
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Zi's marmite Z3.... Now on corvette rims :)
Replies: 112
Views: 31343

Nice wheels.
Really not so sure about the window sticker or your tow hook though mate. Looks oddball....but then again it's your choice.

Not really much modding aside from the wheels that you can do on a Z I think.
They're nice as they are.
:)
by stevenb
Sat 05 Nov, 2011 11:22
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Overpriced Z4 in Hockliffe, Beds.
Replies: 0
Views: 816

Overpriced Z4 in Hockliffe, Beds.

There is a Dealer in Hockliffe called 'The Garage'. He's selling a few BMW's. An E46 330 Coupe in silver which looked nice from afar but up close it was different. Evidence of panel repray around the side strip at the back (offside). Every wheel bolt is rusted, calipers are all rusted. Rims are scuf...
by stevenb
Sat 05 Nov, 2011 06:38
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: M5 Crash
Replies: 0
Views: 552

M5 Crash

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-15603124
Looked seriously bad.
Thoughts go out to those involved.
:(
by stevenb
Fri 04 Nov, 2011 20:49
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: my new z4 (for macca)
Replies: 11
Views: 918

Thats lovely.

Black Z4's really look the part as already said.
8-)
by stevenb
Fri 04 Nov, 2011 20:48
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Dave'z3...'s Damage report/progress - The story so far
Replies: 13
Views: 2774

Sounds like your really enjoying the car there Dave.

I'll have to com along on a cruise when I get the Z in the Spring.
:)
by stevenb
Fri 04 Nov, 2011 20:38
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: GazHyde - Progress thread - and now, the end is near...
Replies: 148
Views: 23278

Does it not suffer from heatsoak then? I know my friends BMW 328I Coupe has a K&N and he runs a pipe to it but as part of the kit he's got an alloy sheet surrounding it which encloses the filter keeping it from the hot engine bay. Do these cars have the room to accomodate this? I'm learning you see....
by stevenb
Fri 04 Nov, 2011 20:36
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Regular forum users?
Replies: 32
Views: 2077

Re: z

hornel Z3M wrote:Just caught this thread, i was out in town doing handbrake turns in the car park :drive :thumb:
As long as it was the local retail park that's fine.
:lol:
by stevenb
Fri 04 Nov, 2011 20:35
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Cars that retain value/increase in value
Replies: 27
Views: 2133

There's definately money in restoring cars if you have the tools and knowhow.
Buy a calssic in need of TLC, spend sensible money restoring and either enjoy it and keep it or sell it.

p.s Geoff H, I like your wheels. Really suit the car.
Can I ask what make/model they are?
:)
by stevenb
Fri 04 Nov, 2011 20:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Reduced! Z3 for sale Offers Welcome
Replies: 16
Views: 1348

Cheers for that.
ebay and Pistonheads in addition to owners forums then.
The best places to advertise.
:)
by stevenb
Fri 04 Nov, 2011 18:42
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: GazHyde - Progress thread - and now, the end is near...
Replies: 148
Views: 23278

Gary id do the airbox mod where you feed cold air to your filter with tubing ( gutter pipe ) from the front grill to under your light unit where currently theres a plastic cap.. Think theres a thread somewhere... Check my thread for couple of pics... ;-) Do you mean for example, keep the OEM airbox...
by stevenb
Fri 04 Nov, 2011 18:38
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: BBC: Frozen Planet
Replies: 8
Views: 1073

Ragtop wrote: For those who missed the programme. Naughty penguin or clever penguin.
That made me chuckle. Just like kids.... :lol: :lol:
by stevenb
Fri 04 Nov, 2011 18:37
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Regular forum users?
Replies: 32
Views: 2077

It is good to see a mix of people. I stereotypically labelled Z3 owners as my sort of age (36) onwards and women of all ages. Buying a Z in the future will be my first foray into German motoring. I've been a member of many forums over the years and still am active on three of them. I'd like to meet ...
by stevenb
Fri 04 Nov, 2011 18:33
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Reduced! Z3 for sale Offers Welcome
Replies: 16
Views: 1348

Autotrader has seriously gone down hill IMO.
That said it's fine for selling cars under £1000.

What kind of commission does the ebay add take from the sale?
I've not used the ebay method before so am not sure but if it's easy to do then it'll possibly help this seller out and me in the future.
:)
by stevenb
Thu 03 Nov, 2011 22:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Reduced! Z3 for sale Offers Welcome
Replies: 16
Views: 1348

They didn't up until a few months back. Now I believe they do. However, it's a smaller charge compared to Autotrader which seems to charge through the roof now... :head: Pistonheads website generally attracts more motoring enthusiasts whereas Autotrader covers all of course and a lot of Petrol heads...
by stevenb
Thu 03 Nov, 2011 21:39
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Regular forum users?
Replies: 32
Views: 2077

Regular forum users?

How many members on here are active forum users?

There seen to be a lot of registered users but not so many active forum users.

Unless it's just me.... :lol:
by stevenb
Thu 03 Nov, 2011 21:38
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: BBC: Frozen Planet
Replies: 8
Views: 1073

BBC: Frozen Planet

Anyone been watching it?
Excellent so far....as expected....
I'll be ordering the Blu-Ray boxed set.
by stevenb
Thu 03 Nov, 2011 21:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Reduced! Z3 for sale Offers Welcome
Replies: 16
Views: 1348

Looks like a lovely example.
Excellent value for money too.
Best of luck with the sale....I'm sure it'll sell quick.
Have you placed an advertisment on Pistonheads?
by stevenb
Thu 03 Nov, 2011 20:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Imola Red M roadster 45600 miles
Replies: 27
Views: 2025

That will certainly make the new owner very pleased.
I'm sure it will sell without fuss.
by stevenb
Thu 03 Nov, 2011 20:11
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: GazHyde - Progress thread - and now, the end is near...
Replies: 148
Views: 23278

Is it a genuine carbon one Gaz? I know on the Integra DC2 club the 'Mugen' carbon airbox is about £600 and is probably the best aftermarket air filter system that exists for that car. That said the OEM airbox is pretty good too so many people just stick with that. What can be expected from your filt...
by stevenb
Thu 03 Nov, 2011 19:24
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Jap car fan going for a Z3
Replies: 22
Views: 1496

It'd be the earlier 3.0i Z4 if I went down that route so same engine. I know critics say the Z4 is was the Z3 should have been and the looks are marmite (love/hate). I'll certainly have to try both although pricing will be a significant factor with £1-1.5k separating the two (in terms of what I'm lo...
by stevenb
Thu 03 Nov, 2011 07:15
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New to the Forum
Replies: 19
Views: 1830

Liking the car colour/interior combo.
Congrats.
8-)
by stevenb
Wed 02 Nov, 2011 22:27
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Cheap ///M on ebay £5900 RE LISTED WITH phone no.
Replies: 27
Views: 1715

Something doesn't really add up with it to be fair.
Like, whats wrong with the Red roof.... :?
Also, you'd expect a prestige car to have all MOT's from new if previous/current owners were enthusiasts.
Little bits like that mean something isn't right to me....despite the attraction....
by stevenb
Wed 02 Nov, 2011 22:23
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Jap car fan going for a Z3
Replies: 22
Views: 1496

I always say that people might slate cars when they first come out but if you told them at the time they said it that you'd be able to pick up a bargain with aftermarket products available to help tweak things a bit for a fraction of the cost they'd turn round and admit that it would be a bargain! I...
by stevenb
Wed 02 Nov, 2011 18:56
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Cars that retain value/increase in value
Replies: 27
Views: 2133

I guess this is why NSX's fetch good money.... All aluminium body & chassis, titanium con rods, Senna participated in the design. Rare you'll see 30 x 911's for everyone of these. From EVO.co.uk "A surprising mid-engined V6 supercar sent shock waves through the hallowed halls of Ferrari headquarter...
by stevenb
Wed 02 Nov, 2011 18:49
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Jap car fan going for a Z3
Replies: 22
Views: 1496

I sometimes miss my old MR2 turbo. Every time you pressed the accelerator pedal it was like stepping on a land mine, tremendous fun. Would I swap it for my Z3 3.0.......no chance! All told I much prefer it. I get all the thrills but unlike the MR2, I don't feel that now and again it wants to kill m...
by stevenb
Wed 02 Nov, 2011 07:24
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Cars that retain value/increase in value
Replies: 27
Views: 2133

Fair play.
It's his pension I would say.
:lol:
by stevenb
Tue 01 Nov, 2011 21:06
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Cars that retain value/increase in value
Replies: 27
Views: 2133

Cars that retain value/increase in value

I thought it'd be nice to mention some great cars that retain their value or even increase in value. Being a Jap car fan at heart I can vote for the UK Spec Toyota Supra Twin Turbo 6 speed manual and Auto versions. They seem to be increasing in value becoming sought after modern classics. The excell...
by stevenb
Tue 01 Nov, 2011 20:59
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Bang for your buck
Replies: 23
Views: 1446

I love the 944 Turbo's. In Black with Cup wheels they look amazing. 8-) Bang for buck can be viewed in a few ways. In terms of a fact car for example I can suggest looking no further than the excellent Toyota MR2 Rev 3 Turbo. Mine was immaculate. I paid £3k for it. gutted the OEM cat pipe, ran a sim...
by stevenb
Tue 01 Nov, 2011 20:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: All tucked up :o)
Replies: 43
Views: 1421

TitanTim wrote:I bought 2 king sized flat bed sheets from Wilkinsons at £16, they do the job just too keep the dust off :lol: I didn't see the point spending £60 or so.

Tim.
Thanks. I will most likely do the same.
:)
by stevenb
Tue 01 Nov, 2011 18:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: All tucked up :o)
Replies: 43
Views: 1421

I don't park mine up for winter either but my car usage is one week on and one week off so in the week it's resting the spiders are pooing on my car.
I think I'll just use an old bedsheet to prevent that. :lol:
by stevenb
Tue 01 Nov, 2011 07:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: All tucked up :o)
Replies: 43
Views: 1421

Thanks for the link.
Glad you got it sorted.
Just think what would have happened had it not been a BMW garage you bought it from.
by stevenb
Mon 31 Oct, 2011 22:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: All tucked up :o)
Replies: 43
Views: 1421

I run my 2.8 as a DD all year round out of necessity. No hardtop for me as I like to drop the roof whenever I get the chance. No problems with the hood so long as you look after the fabric and the seals. Where on the car are Z3's prone to possible corrosion? Is it in the boot area due to potential ...
by stevenb
Mon 31 Oct, 2011 22:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: All tucked up :o)
Replies: 43
Views: 1421

Do the Z3M's really do that much damage to pop the welds and unhinge the diff? :shock: Surely you'd have to be a hooligan for that to happen rather than it be the cause of a manufacturing weakness. I'm surprised people tuck their cars up for the winter. Nice to have the luxury of doing that mind. An...
by stevenb
Mon 31 Oct, 2011 22:14
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Prices are falling
Replies: 12
Views: 2409

sold my z3 as im buying a flat in crantock.i live in cubert.the bowgie is my local A worthwhile investment. So very pretty there. We ate in one of the 2 pubs in Crantock (both opposite each other...lol) and had a cream tead in the little house on the village green. We ate at the Bowgie too. :D I sa...
by stevenb
Mon 31 Oct, 2011 22:06
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Cheap ///M on ebay £5900 RE LISTED WITH phone no.
Replies: 27
Views: 1715

They've got a new black soft top to go with the car.

I like the OEM wheels on the M.
Mind you. Some SSW Alpha wheels or the real deal Alpina wheels would look insane. 8-)
by stevenb
Mon 31 Oct, 2011 20:08
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Prices are falling
Replies: 12
Views: 2409

before the z3 i had never had a six cylinder car so it was something i wanted to do once and thought if i didnt hurry up i never would as it will only be rich people who can afford them in the near future.think it will be a long long time though before bmw stop making the straight six.anyway for me...
by stevenb
Mon 31 Oct, 2011 19:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Cheap ///M on ebay £5900 RE LISTED WITH phone no.
Replies: 27
Views: 1715

No reserve and at just under £6k they're bound to get a bid and I reckon everyone will be bidding at the last minute as usual.....
For the money it is right now I'd take out a bank loan just to buy it. :lol:
by stevenb
Mon 31 Oct, 2011 19:48
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: October 2011 Picture of the Month Competition RESULT
Replies: 7
Views: 1255

I can't remember which one I voted for.
It was either the winner or MalcZ4.

Great pics though.
by stevenb
Mon 31 Oct, 2011 07:53
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: What or who dictates new car colours?
Replies: 5
Views: 605

I agree that Dark Blue/Black really suit most cars. White is coming back in fashion in recent years. Love the Alpina White Z4M Coupe. 8-) I've never been a fan of Yellow and Red looks nice on some cars. If I had green it'd be a dark metallic green for me. Silver's a popular choice as it always spark...
by stevenb
Sun 30 Oct, 2011 19:16
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z4 M" 07 plate
Replies: 29
Views: 7293

Steven, you need to double check post dates, this one is a few years old and I'm sure th car was sold on quite a while ago :wink: I should have omitted last sentence then. trottski, Sorry your having to sell. That's a cracking example and I am amazed how much your selling it for compared to the pri...
by stevenb
Sun 30 Oct, 2011 12:24
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: How much is a lovely CAT D Z4MC worth?
Replies: 4
Views: 2308

Cat D's being the lightest of recorded damages should be valued around 25% less. Depending on the type of car it can vary being less or more. Most people (private sellers and dealers) should have fully documented records of the damage caused and how it was repaired and the parts involved. Labour cos...
by stevenb
Sun 30 Oct, 2011 12:19
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z4M CSL - Stage 3 Mods :-)
Replies: 7
Views: 7366

That's pretty epic. :shock:
Looks amazing.
You don't keep it parked on the street though I hope. :o