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marcusplowman
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Zed Three

Post by marcusplowman » Tue 25 May, 2010 23:05

I just bought this yesterday so thought I should get signed up on here and start posting! Its a 2000 2.8 with 65k and full history. After 17 years of Vauxhall ownership I thought it was time for a change. I wanted an E46 M3 but couldnt justify spending that much money on a car that will only do 1-2k a year :)

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2000 2.8 M52TU with 65k
Full service history with all old MOTs and receipts
Titan Silver
Tanin Red Oregon leather with matching mats
Staggered 17" 5 spoke alloys
Electric hood
M steering wheel
Aircon
Heated electric mirrors
Hardtop fitting kit
Complete tool kit with warning triangle and first aid kit
Tonneau cover
Wind deflector with storage bag
Genuine BMW fitted indoor cover with storage bag

Mods:
Alpine 1004R multimedia headunit
Alpine KCA-420 iPod Adapter Kit
Shorter alloy gearknob
Clear side repeaters
De-tangoed front headlights
Stubby Citroen aerial
Richbrook carbon fibre TAX and MOT disc holders

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Post by kruisn » Wed 26 May, 2010 02:23

A very warm welcome to the Zdmunity marcusplowman, looks like a very nice example to. Same leather colour as I have in my 3.0ltr.
I hope you get many years of top down enjoyment and not too many probs.
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Post by Daz 999 » Wed 26 May, 2010 06:38

Hi Marcus and welcome. Your car is looking great.

I work in Belfast, i'll keep an eye out for you.
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Post by Jonttt » Wed 26 May, 2010 08:48

Welcome on board Marcus, looks like a very tidy example.
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Post by quartoboy » Wed 26 May, 2010 13:46

looks fab! good interiors!

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Post by Daz2626 » Wed 26 May, 2010 13:56

Nice wheels and Nicer colour :D
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Post by Jackster » Wed 26 May, 2010 22:13

Welcome to the forum Marcus, they are a very friendly bunch on here! Very nice looking car mate, congratulations!

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Post by marcusplowman » Wed 26 May, 2010 23:45

Thanks everyone! I looked at 4 before I bought this one! Plans are to clear the indicators, fit my Alpine headunit and iPod adapter, and maybe change wheels at some point but thats about it!

Must keep an eye out for you Daz! Do you drive your Z every day? 2 past me with the roofs down on Monday at tea time when I was walking home from work past Central Station...1 silver and 1 blue!

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Post by Ian_C » Thu 27 May, 2010 07:42

Welcome Marcus. Car looks very tidy. Probably the best all round engine for the z3 too (2.8 twin vanos) - good find :thumb:
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Post by Daz 999 » Thu 27 May, 2010 11:42

Not every day Marcus, just the sunny ones 8-)

I've spotted loads around Belfast just lately too.
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Post by marcusplowman » Thu 27 May, 2010 17:35

I looked at an 02 black 2.2, 01 white 1.9 and 99 red 2.8 before I bought this so theres a good few for sale at the moment!

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Post by Titan » Thu 27 May, 2010 18:35

Looks nice marcus
Welcome to the forum

I'm intrigued to know how you took you avatar picture from a bungalow though :twisted:
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Post by Milo » Thu 27 May, 2010 18:54

marcusplowman wrote:I looked at an 02 black 2.2, 01 white 1.9 and 99 red 2.8 before I bought this so theres a good few for sale at the moment!
Welcome. Looks really good. Mine's a silver '99. Highly recommend the magnetic stoneguards hang_em_high sells on here. They look very good against the silver. Hope you enjoy the car.

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Post by marcusplowman » Fri 28 May, 2010 02:03

Titan wrote:Looks nice marcus
Welcome to the forum

I'm intrigued to know how you took you avatar picture from a bungalow though :twisted:
Ive got an apartment too...mind you that picture was borrowed from our friend Google Images :D

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Post by Guest » Fri 28 May, 2010 18:22

myredzed wrote: Probably the best all round engine for the z3 too (2.8 twin vanos) - good find :thumb:
Have to agree with this :wink:

Big Zed welcome from me, wishing you many miles of happy topdown motoring... :drive

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Post by marcusplowman » Fri 28 May, 2010 19:28

Got my stubby aerial on today along with my Alpine screen headunit and iPod adaptor!

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Post by marcusplowman » Mon 31 May, 2010 23:48

Got my hands on this today! Great for keeping the dust off the car when its in the garage! Came with the original storage bag too! Really handy having the stubby aerial too...dont have to screw it off to put the cover on every time :)

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Post by Geoff H » Tue 01 Jun, 2010 14:06

marcusplowman wrote:
Titan wrote:Looks nice marcus
Welcome to the forum

I'm intrigued to know how you took you avatar picture from a bungalow though :twisted:
Ive got an apartment too...mind you that picture was borrowed from our friend Google Images :D
My car was caught on Google Maps too, parked on the crossover from the road to my drive. Google Maps have recently been updated so its not on the new one

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Post by marcusplowman » Fri 04 Jun, 2010 10:07

Mini-Me or should I say Mini-Zee has arrived :) Excuse the crap iPhone pics :(

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Post by shieldz » Fri 04 Jun, 2010 12:27

So it was you that outbid me! :cry:
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Post by marcusplowman » Fri 04 Jun, 2010 12:44

shieldz wrote:So it was you that outbid me! :cry:
The joys of ebay :)

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Post by GazHyde » Fri 04 Jun, 2010 12:46

awww, it hasn't got chrome gills...

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Post by shieldz » Fri 04 Jun, 2010 12:48

marcusplowman wrote:
shieldz wrote:So it was you that outbid me! :cry:
The joys of ebay :)
Still it's a better match for your car with the red interior.
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Post by marcusplowman » Fri 04 Jun, 2010 15:48

Gazhyde wrote:awww, it hasn't got chrome gills...
Thank God :D

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Post by Canman » Fri 04 Jun, 2010 15:54

needs a rollbar kit fitting :D
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Post by Daz2626 » Fri 04 Jun, 2010 20:54

My Fleet :)

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Post by Titan » Fri 04 Jun, 2010 21:16

Daz2626 wrote:My Fleet :)
So even the model makers recognise that silver is the most popular colour :shock:
But I always thought Z8s were slightly larger :!: :roll:
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Post by Canman » Sat 05 Jun, 2010 01:18

Titan wrote:
Daz2626 wrote:My Fleet :)
So even the model makers recognise that silver is the most popular colour :shock:
But I always thought Z8s were slightly larger :!: :roll:
most common :D
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Post by marcusplowman » Wed 16 Jun, 2010 14:14

I got myself a new blank remote key from ebay yesterday as the original buttons were a bit worn...a walk to Timpsons in town then home to swap over the internals and £15 later I have a nice new key! Also got a new BMW wind deflector in the post this morning!
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Post by marcusplowman » Thu 17 Jun, 2010 23:26

Bob got a full service today including new thermostat, front pads, rear bushes, filters and fluids etc etc so now Im £400 worse off :( For a little treat to cheer him up after being at the doctors I got his clear side repeaters fitted :D

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Post by marcusplowman » Thu 29 Jul, 2010 23:47

A few evenings last week were spent fixing a slighty worn drivers seat...took my time and did it right...for the measly sum of under £16 :D

Before...some deep creases and a small hole starting in the leather...

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During...hole patched and filler being applied...

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Post by marcusplowman » Thu 29 Jul, 2010 23:49

I also took the opportunity to snap some pics with the silver Z4 in my car park...

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Post by Ian_C » Fri 30 Jul, 2010 12:59

Where did you get the filler from? Looks like a top job - well done!
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Post by marcusplowman » Fri 30 Jul, 2010 17:57

Wet and dry sandpaper and small spatula...free lying round the house
Leather glue...free from my friendly shoe repair shop
Small patch...free cuz I asked nicely with the leather filler
Leather Repair Company Heavy Filler...£5.99 from Nutty Car Care
http://www.leatherfurnitureclinic.com/
BMW Tanin Red leather dye...£9.99 for 30ml from Dynamix
http://www.dynamixdyes.com/
Instructions, time and patience...all free
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Post by Dolfan » Fri 30 Jul, 2010 21:47

Looks great, a job well done.

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Post by marcusplowman » Thu 26 Aug, 2010 20:49

Got round to splitting the headlights last week for a bit of detangoing :D

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Post by marcusplowman » Thu 26 Aug, 2010 21:04

And a few pics of the Z Collection so far :D

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Post by chris1984_99_99 » Fri 27 Aug, 2010 02:25

Very impressive collection indeed! the big model you have sitting outside is looking great aswell! Dont want to offend any Z4 drivers....but every time i see a Z3 and Z4 beside each other?..theres just no comparison!

There cant be many more z3 model cars out there to buy now surely? have you tried your hand at making a model kit of one yet?

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Post by marcusplowman » Fri 27 Aug, 2010 08:35

chris1984_99_99 wrote:Very impressive collection indeed! the big model you have sitting outside is looking great aswell! Dont want to offend any Z4 drivers....but every time i see a Z3 and Z4 beside each other?..theres just no comparison!

There cant be many more z3 model cars out there to buy now surely? have you tried your hand at making a model kit of one yet?
Plenty more to collect :D The other half has a Z4 for me tucked away for Crimbo and Im trying to get my hands on a Z1 in 1:18 scale. I need an M Coupe too. Ive a big collection of about 50 1:18 scale including over 20 Ferraris :D

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Post by marcusplowman » Thu 13 Jan, 2011 21:13

I got some new goodies for Crimbo and got round to fitting them this week...LED sidelight and number plate light bulbs, black grilles, stonechip guards, UK font pressed plates and a rear plate surround! Also got a new battery in so apart from a passenger door that wont unlock Bob is back to full health :D

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Post by marcusplowman » Thu 15 Aug, 2013 10:34

A few changes over the last while :) Just needs some spacers and a pair of wider tyres on the rear now.

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Post by gookah » Thu 15 Aug, 2013 12:13

Oi.....!. those are (almost) my old wheels. :D

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Post by markhinton » Thu 15 Aug, 2013 12:30

Looks lovely, what's it lowered on?
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Post by marcusplowman » Fri 16 Aug, 2013 11:00

Its on Eibach Pro-Kit springs at the moment. I think its about time the shocks were changed too :)

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Post by marcusplowman » Fri 14 Feb, 2014 17:03

The sun was shining last Friday...for a change...so the lip spoiler got fitted and the car got a run out :D Really need some spacers on those rear wheels!

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Post by Woody1000 » Fri 14 Feb, 2014 17:32

Very nice great looking car.
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Post by g8jka » Sat 15 Feb, 2014 14:33

Is that a carbon fibre spoiler or is it just unpainted? Looks great :)
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Post by marcusplowman » Sat 15 Feb, 2014 19:15

Its just an unpainted one :) Decided to go for it that way to match in with the rest of the dark bits on the car :) Sport mesh grille for the bumper next I think

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Post by KattyP » Tue 18 Feb, 2014 12:51

Love how this has progressed, what rear lips are these? The universal ones or eBay? I wanted to go for the ducktail look but struggling to find one I like. This looks great.

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Post by marcusplowman » Wed 19 Mar, 2014 09:49

KattyP wrote:Love how this has progressed, what rear lips are these? The universal ones or eBay? I wanted to go for the ducktail look but struggling to find one I like. This looks great.
Its one of the ones from Taiwan ebay...its already cut to the right length but I did apply heat with a hairdryer to curve it when sticking it on. I thought it would take ages to be delivered but I ordered it on a Sunday and it arrived the following Friday! :)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3-II-Boo ... 337aa7904a

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