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by geminimustang
Sat 25 Apr, 2015 11:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: four winter tyres on rims,£80 no offers.Wirral.Photos added.
Replies: 6
Views: 1559

Re: four winter tyres on rims,£75.Wirral.Photos added.

bump,still have the tyres though the zed has gone.Now £75?
by geminimustang
Sat 25 Apr, 2015 07:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Atlanta Blue,side gills,brand new,boxed,£75 delivered.
Replies: 0
Views: 357

Atlanta Blue,side gills,brand new,boxed,£75 delivered.

With the zed sold,we've a few bits to sell.I've a boxed,brand new,pair of atlanta blue side gills available for £75 delivered and i'm willing to accept payment by paypal.Only willing to post within UK,sorry.In 1998,a guy purchased his z3 with the chrome kit and upon collection,the dealer gave him th...
by geminimustang
Wed 31 Dec, 2014 12:21
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: boot not opening from remote
Replies: 14
Views: 3838

Re: boot not opening from remote

we've just had the boot not opening with the remote and it was the lock sticking with lack of use.WD40 on the lock,pressed it a few times to allow the WD40 to get in and around and it was fine.
by geminimustang
Wed 31 Dec, 2014 12:19
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Any 118d sport owners
Replies: 7
Views: 1829

Re: Any 118d sport owners

I've been driven around in one as a passenger and thought it was tiny inside.Five adult men and it was embarrassing.However,it accelerated well and handled like a go-kart.The driver replaced it with a 3 series.I've a Mark 7 golf,nice interior,reliable,good handling,rubbish back suspension set-up and...
by geminimustang
Sat 27 Dec, 2014 16:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: four winter tyres on rims,£80 no offers.Wirral.Photos added.
Replies: 6
Views: 1559

four winter tyres on rims,£80 no offers.Wirral.Photos added.

BMW E36 Z3 16" WHEEL STAR ALLOY RIM STYLE 35 OEM 36111092260.4 tyres with good tread, on Star alloy rims,£80 cash on collection from the Wirral.No offers. Prepared to sell in pairs,£40 per pair if it helps.Again,no offers. http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u643/geminimustang/IMG_0147_zpse345545b.j...
by geminimustang
Sat 27 Dec, 2014 16:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 1.9 1997, rear coil springs, £20 the pair.Wirral.
Replies: 1
Views: 560

BMW Z3 1.9 1997, rear coil springs, £20 the pair.Wirral.

Rear coil springs,standard,£20 the pair,cash on collection.Wirral.
by geminimustang
Sat 27 Dec, 2014 16:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 chrome handbrake,int door handle,for sale £50.
Replies: 0
Views: 416

BMW Z3 chrome handbrake,int door handle,for sale £50.

As the zed is going,bits i purchased that were never fitted are for sale.A chrome handbrake.A left,passenger side interior door handle and a pair of chrome door lock pins.£50 cash on collection.Wirral.
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by geminimustang
Sat 27 Dec, 2014 16:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1997 1.9 Atlanta Blue Z3 poorly sick,reduced, £1,150ono
Replies: 1
Views: 678

1997 1.9 Atlanta Blue Z3 poorly sick,reduced, £1,150ono

Today the zed broke down on the M6 whilst travelling at 1mph,no,not a typo,1mph.traffic was horrendous.RAC towed me home and stated it's either wiring fault,broken fan or ECU.In the weeks leading up to the breakdown,the temperature gauge was moving towards the red in peak hour,crawling traffic.In th...
by geminimustang
Sat 27 Dec, 2014 14:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale- Z3 Atlanta Blue Gills- Brand New boxed £60.Wirral
Replies: 0
Views: 390

For Sale- Z3 Atlanta Blue Gills- Brand New boxed £60.Wirral

Guys,the zed has become a little troublesome of late and it's got to be replaced.i purchased side gills a couple of years ago.I want £60 cash and would much prefer the cash on collection so the buyer is happy with the purchase.No offers.Atlanta Blue,Boxed,Brand New,never been on a car.Wirral.
by geminimustang
Sat 27 Dec, 2014 14:03
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Atlanta Blue- pair of door mirrors,£250 cash,Wirral.
Replies: 0
Views: 407

Atlanta Blue- pair of door mirrors,£250 cash,Wirral.

Guys,the zed has become a little troublesome of late and it's got to be replaced.i purchased a couple of door mirrors a couple of years ago and paid £250.I'd like to get my money back and would much prefer cash on collection so the buyer is happy with the mirrors.No offers.Atlanta Blue.I'll take pho...
by geminimustang
Thu 25 Dec, 2014 11:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Breakdown Cover
Replies: 15
Views: 3191

Re: Breakdown Cover

I went with Start Rescue, based on price and reviews. http://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews242912.html#Summary Not had to call 'em out yet. If I do I hope they live up to the reviews :-) Mark I'd be hoping they don't live up to the reviews,390 give 5* and 39 give 1*,approx 10% uphappy with service pl...
by geminimustang
Thu 25 Dec, 2014 11:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Breakdown Cover
Replies: 15
Views: 3191

Re: Breakdown Cover

I went with Start Rescue, based on price and reviews. http://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews242912.html#Summary Not had to call 'em out yet. If I do I hope they live up to the reviews :-) Mark I'd be hoping they don't live up to the reviews,390 give 5* and 39 give 1*,approx 10% uphappy with service pl...
by geminimustang
Wed 24 Dec, 2014 08:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Breakdown Cover
Replies: 15
Views: 3191

Re: Breakdown Cover

No experience of either but can comment on the RAC.We have family membership,5 people and we received No-Claims discount as we never called them out.It was our piece of mind for the kids.A couple of years ago were paying around £80pa,then it jumped to £120 and now over £200.Though we'd never called ...
by geminimustang
Thu 18 Dec, 2014 15:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 prices
Replies: 15
Views: 2689

Re: Z3 prices

Just tried to part-ex a 1997,1.9,new clutch,new exhaust,new battery vs a £6K 320D and was offered £500.I insisted on £1,250 and the guy phoned later offering £1K.Keeping the zed till it's a scrapper.
by geminimustang
Thu 18 Dec, 2014 15:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mazda MX5 OR BMW Z3? Your views guys...
Replies: 82
Views: 17148

Re: Mazda MX5 OR BMW Z3? Your views guys...

I like the look of the mazda but i've recently spoken to two guys who test drove a couple with a view to purchase.Both came away stating the cabin was far too compact.One guy 6'1",the other around 5'9".Internet threw up similar comments so i'd suggest you need to sit in one before adding it to your ...
by geminimustang
Sat 06 Sep, 2014 14:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Undervalued?
Replies: 37
Views: 6865

Re: Undervalued?

got a 1.9 z3,less than 70k miles,all paperwork,full service history,£2,300,around 4 years ago,runs well,daily commute,who cares if prices go up?just enjoy the car.
by geminimustang
Mon 25 Aug, 2014 09:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: used clutch Z3 1997 1.9 £0,£zero,collection only
Replies: 1
Views: 445

used clutch Z3 1997 1.9 £0,£zero,collection only

My Son was driving along the motorway when no matter how much he pressed the accelerator,the car revved but slowed down .He parked it up,left it 10 mins and the car struggled home.Forum members suggested it was the clutch so he had it replaced.However,the clutch specialist he used,said though the cl...
by geminimustang
Thu 31 Jul, 2014 20:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Catalytic Converter Problem dilema?
Replies: 13
Views: 1638

Re: Catalytic Converter Problem dilema?

My Son's zed had a new cat fitted by the previous owner just before purchase and the car came with 12 months MOT.However,on the following two MOT's,the car has struggled to pass the emissions test.Our Mechanic believes little mileage and stale fuel may be the problem as my Son left the car with us w...
by geminimustang
Thu 24 Jul, 2014 13:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: ill fitting cobra s/s exhaust for sale,z3 1.9 £85
Replies: 2
Views: 400

ill fitting cobra s/s exhaust for sale,z3 1.9 £85

A long while back,maybe 2 years,i purchased a cobra s/s exhaust for my Son's 1.9 Z3.The seller provided photos of it on his car and it looked good but he thought it sounded far too loud.So only on his car for a month.I received it,stuck it in the shed for a year,had it fitted and it was a poor fit,s...
by geminimustang
Mon 19 Aug, 2013 18:53
Forum: Performance
Topic: De Cat Mid Pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: De Cat Mid Pipe

MOT fail according to my local garage.
by geminimustang
Mon 19 Aug, 2013 17:19
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: who drives a car like this?
Replies: 9
Views: 1633

who drives a car like this?

Spotted on Monday 19th August around 13:00pm,heading from Hope towards Hawarden and then onto the A55.

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by geminimustang
Wed 17 Jul, 2013 18:09
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Silver 51 reg at Asda, Shotton.
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: Silver 51 reg at Asda, Shotton.

Only becomes Bandit Country at night when the young uns have had a few.
by geminimustang
Mon 15 Jul, 2013 17:52
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Bosch or NGK Spark Plugs?
Replies: 1
Views: 569

Re: Bosch or NGK Spark Plugs?

I worked at Champion Spark Plugs for nearly ten years.Standard Plugs are capable of 60k miles but you'll understand why they don't broadcast that.Bosch manufacture plugs which are quality and low price.We always saw NGK as the plug to beat.The Japanese don't make ....!
by geminimustang
Fri 12 Jul, 2013 14:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 36
Views: 2015

Re: Tyres

How do you double the value of your zed?...............put premium tyres on it!! Sorry,Guys,couldn't resist.We do around 2k miles pa in the zed and i ain't paying what some of you Guys pay for tyres.Kept within the speed limits,driving defensively and with loads of tread,Budgets are fine.But i accep...
by geminimustang
Wed 10 Jul, 2013 13:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 36
Views: 2015

Re: Tyres

I buy Budget for our 3 cars,Z3,Ka,C1 and my Company car gets the top brands cos i don't have to pay.My view is for around town,keeping within the speed limit,low mileage,budget are fine.Motorway,dual carriageway,daily driver commute in bad weather,i agree that you should buy the best you can't affor...
by geminimustang
Tue 09 Jul, 2013 18:25
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: insurance shocker
Replies: 4
Views: 828

Re: insurance shocker

It's all in the very small print of the Contract you sign for when you take insurance with anybody.I got stung many years ago when I cancelled a policy and still had to pay most of a years premium.I believe most Companies are a little more friendly these days.I'd contact the insurer,explain what hap...
by geminimustang
Sun 30 Jun, 2013 16:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: spare wheel
Replies: 19
Views: 1188

Re: spare wheel

Runflats are expensive and compromise the ride.Never met anybody who likes them.My neighbour got rid of his BMW, in part,due to cost of tyres and the ride.One puncture got him thinking.
by geminimustang
Sun 30 Jun, 2013 08:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Service advice....
Replies: 15
Views: 688

Re: Service advice....

You can mix oil.I usually use one brand of oil for the oil change and then use any brand,same viscosity, for top up between servicing.
by geminimustang
Sun 30 Jun, 2013 08:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cold crank amp to start z3
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Cold crank amp to start z3

Ahhhh, I see. I got it ;) SO.....if I had two batteries linked in series, that held a higher CCA overall, this would be fine? Linked in parallel,and no,two batteries doesn't increase the CCA.Two batteries,in theory,are capable of holding more charge in reserve.In practice,one can drain into the oth...
by geminimustang
Sun 30 Jun, 2013 08:05
Forum: Performance
Topic: Custom Exhaust Fitted today...
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

Re: Custom Exhaust Fitted today...

Price,please,we live on the Wirral so not far at all.Thanks.
by geminimustang
Sun 30 Jun, 2013 08:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: spare wheel
Replies: 19
Views: 1188

Re: spare wheel

PITA to get at spare,take out and refit.Definitely an afterthought from BMW.
by geminimustang
Sun 30 Jun, 2013 08:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cold crank amp to start z3
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Cold crank amp to start z3

The higher the CCA,the better the kick when you turn the ignition key.Unfortunately,the higher the CCA,the higher the cost of the battery,generally.
by geminimustang
Sun 30 Jun, 2013 07:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Where to put a 2nd 12V Car Battery....
Replies: 9
Views: 582

Re: Where to put a 2nd 12V Car Battery....

My daft question is why do you need two car batteries? Im having the next battery for my hydraulics. The techies will be along shortly to explain,i'm sure,but a car battery is designed to deliver a quick,sharp burst of power to start an engine.I'd have thought what you need as a second battery is a...
by geminimustang
Sat 29 Jun, 2013 17:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Where to put a 2nd 12V Car Battery....
Replies: 9
Views: 582

Re: Where to put a 2nd 12V Car Battery....

My daft question is why do you need two car batteries?
by geminimustang
Sat 29 Jun, 2013 11:08
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Corroded Brake Pipes?
Replies: 7
Views: 1657

Re: Corroded Brake Pipes?

Our zed has an advisory on rear brake pipes.We took it to an indie for other work who commented on the pipes and quoted £200 to replace.However,i left it and put it into it's next MOT expecting it to fail.It passed,still an advisory.my advice,don't panic.
by geminimustang
Sat 29 Jun, 2013 09:03
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Free courrier service all over the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Free courrier service all over the UK

Surely,one of the reasons you use a courier service is for proof of collection,delivery and insurance should something go missing or is damaged in transit.You're entering a minefield imho.
by geminimustang
Fri 28 Jun, 2013 15:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS: The best Z3 3.0L out there :-)
Replies: 9
Views: 1044

Re: FS: The best Z3 3.0L out there :-)

I think between £5k-£5.5k.A car is better when driven and maintained than just sitting there.Plastics and rubbers break down,parts still corrode and break.The low mileage is a huge selling point but doesn't turn it into a £9k car.
by geminimustang
Fri 28 Jun, 2013 14:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: wing mirrors...All the same?
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: wing mirrors...All the same?

I paid £250 from a breakers in the correct colour and i had to drive 90 miles round trip to collect.You've found a bargain.
by geminimustang
Thu 20 Jun, 2013 16:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ref Mirror repairs
Replies: 12
Views: 416

Re: Ref Mirror repairs

I purchased both door mirrors in the colour i required from a breakers in Manchester for £250.Surely this is a more cost effective way than buying bits for £100+.I understand the thinking but not the price paid.Imho,it's good information but the price seems high.
by geminimustang
Thu 20 Jun, 2013 10:58
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - Mud Guards (front & rear)
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: Wanted - Mud Guards (front & rear)

We've front & rear mud flaps fitted and i think the car looks more finished with them on.I agree with SB that the fit isn't as good as you should expect from BMW.However,we're pleased we fitted them and wouldn't dream of removing them.I can't see any on eBay at this time.I have a brand new set of fr...
by geminimustang
Wed 19 Jun, 2013 15:03
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: losing money on a car
Replies: 28
Views: 3062

losing money on a car

It never ceases to amaze me how people on this forum complain about the depreciation of their beloved zed.Surely,it's the very fact that cars depreciate in value that has made the z3 affordable to most who've purchased one lately.Long may it continue.Ours was £28K new,was purchased as a wedding gift...
by geminimustang
Fri 14 Jun, 2013 11:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exterior A Pillars Flaking
Replies: 35
Views: 1979

Re: Exterior A Pillars Flaking

Ours,a 1997 1.9,is vinyl wrapped but it's starting to come away.I know i'm in a minority of one but i like the front pillar black as it ties into the colour of the roof and,i think,looks right.However,credit where credit is due,this is a superb write-up with the photos helping no end.I'd be tempted ...
by geminimustang
Tue 11 Jun, 2013 16:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: roof cleaning
Replies: 28
Views: 4590

Re: roof cleaning

I'm with Batchem1.Autoglym from Amazon,bargain.
by geminimustang
Tue 11 Jun, 2013 07:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE: Z3 clear OEM HEADLIGHTS, almost new.
Replies: 13
Views: 1435

Re: FOR SALE: Z3 clear OEM HEADLIGHTS, almost new.

Frank,PCSAM is correct.In the UK,z3's can be picked up for £1500 and less.There is a healthy market with breakers always having spares for sale.This Forum provides a healthy source of spares as people upgrade.£290 may seem very reasonable to you but is a high price in the UK market.In no way,am i su...
by geminimustang
Sat 08 Jun, 2013 12:05
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: MNDA - half marathon in Birmingham
Replies: 0
Views: 701

MNDA - half marathon in Birmingham

Guys,i know a lot of you were close to a forum member who sadly passed away with Motor Neurone Disease.I too,now have a friend who has months to live.He sent an email to all his friends and i've copied here,shown below, in case anybody would like to sponsor my friends Son who is running a half marat...
by geminimustang
Fri 07 Jun, 2013 12:39
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Mroadster coolant?
Replies: 11
Views: 1030

Re: Mroadster coolant?

I fully understand people buying Product with a BMW label attached.It offers peace of mind,an assurance of quality but let's not forget BMW don't manufacture engine coolant,they buy-in and re-brand.It's easy for me to use poundland for the Company Car because,well,it's not my car.However,400K miles ...
by geminimustang
Fri 07 Jun, 2013 07:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cobra doesn't fit
Replies: 16
Views: 538

Re: Cobra doesn't fit

Kkrisss,hope this shows the issue?