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by texasjohn
Wed 03 Jul, 2013 07:06
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: *SOLD*-Z3M Roadster - 41k, Estoril Blue, Full Black Leather
Replies: 11
Views: 1516

Re: Z3M Roadster - 41k, Estoril Blue, Full Black Leather

Thanks Rob, will be in touch.

Can these be insured on a classic policy as a second /weekend car?
by texasjohn
Tue 02 Jul, 2013 07:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: *SOLD*-Z3M Roadster - 41k, Estoril Blue, Full Black Leather
Replies: 11
Views: 1516

Re: Z3M Roadster - 41k, Estoril Blue, Full Black Leather

Lovely car Rob, you have email...
by texasjohn
Thu 28 Jun, 2012 19:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is this a facelift model? xxx
Replies: 17
Views: 876

Re: Is this a facelift model? xxx

Airbags
by texasjohn
Wed 06 Jun, 2012 20:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE: 2002 Z3 3.0 M Sport - INDIVIDUAL
Replies: 27
Views: 3254

Re: FOR SALE: 2002 Z3 3.0 M Sport - INDIVIDUAL

Sorry to hear you are being messed about. Well I for one am very interested in your car hence posting a couple of times in the thread already! I dropped a massive hint about the rear window, it was the only thing putting me off to be honest and if a deal included you getting the window sorted (and p...
by texasjohn
Wed 23 May, 2012 21:44
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport
Replies: 31
Views: 5101

Re: Mrwhippy's '03 Z3 3.0 Sport

mrwhippy wrote:Picked her up this evening and carried out my first 'repair'. It was the easiest DIY fix I've ever had to do.....I tried the roof with my foot on the brake! The electric roof is in perfect working order :D
That's great news!
by texasjohn
Fri 18 May, 2012 21:03
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE: 2002 Z3 3.0 M Sport - INDIVIDUAL
Replies: 27
Views: 3254

Re: FOR SALE: 2002 Z3 3.0 M Sport - INDIVIDUAL

GrahamNorton wrote:Hi,

Its still up for sale. Had a bit of interest and somebody is coming to look one evening this week. Thinking i am going to likely end up selling it for around £5200 - £5300.
I see it is on Autotrader now. Still for sale?
by texasjohn
Sun 29 Apr, 2012 07:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE: 2002 Z3 3.0 M Sport - INDIVIDUAL
Replies: 27
Views: 3254

Re: FOR SALE: 2002 Z3 3.0 M Sport - INDIVIDUAL

I'd be looking to get the rear window replaced if you want to achieve the best price for the car.

TBH, it's the only thing putting me off. With a young family I'd not get time to have it sorted out myself so would rather pay a bit more for a car that is ready to go.

JMHO, and GLWTS.
by texasjohn
Sat 25 Feb, 2012 19:13
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Another potential Z3 owner.
Replies: 37
Views: 2936

It was quick off the mark, but accelaration from say 50/60mph in 4th felt quite flat. I've recently taken delivery of a 320d Touring which is my company car and this has perhaps spoilt me in terms of mid range power. I knew I should have chosen a 318d with more toys to help differentiate my work an...
by texasjohn
Fri 24 Feb, 2012 19:20
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted S54 M Rare Colour. Help Needed.
Replies: 10
Views: 680

An OGII S54 came up about 2 years ago in Southampton, i actually viewed it and it looked tidy. As far as I remember it stayed for sale for months and sold very cheap because of the color! keep your eyes open, i'm sure one will come up eventually Yes I looked at that one too. Nice car M 30 RAX IIRC
by texasjohn
Sun 23 Jan, 2011 17:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z4M Front tyre 225 45 ZR 18 Contisport £25
Replies: 0
Views: 196

Z4M Front tyre 225 45 ZR 18 Contisport £25

OE Fitment on Z4M and E46 M3

4mm tread remaining
by texasjohn
Sun 23 Jan, 2011 17:41
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 / Z4 M Service Kit - Oil and Filters
Replies: 0
Views: 240

Z3 / Z4 M Service Kit - Oil and Filters

Contains

6 x 1l Castrol Edge 10W60 for M engines
Air filter 30.251.00 UFI (Z4M only not Z3M, but also fits most E60 models)
Oil filter 25.548.00 UFI (fits S50 and S 54)

http://ufifilters.universalautomotive.com/

£55 or best offer

Image
by texasjohn
Fri 05 Nov, 2010 12:02
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Want your car in print? Z3 buyer's guide - please help!
Replies: 12
Views: 999

Do contributors get a free copy of this buyers guide? :D
by texasjohn
Wed 20 Oct, 2010 21:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Black S54 M with Red interior
Replies: 16
Views: 1130

I've been looking at the Steel Grey one (online, not physically). I am tempted. I very nearly purchased the Oxford Green S54 M30 RAX that was up for sale for some time at the beginning of the year. I went for the Z4M instead in the end but regret it a little bit now as the Z4 has depreciated and the...
by texasjohn
Wed 20 Oct, 2010 21:04
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Andy - AS 02 xND
Replies: 0
Views: 296

Andy - AS 02 xND

Seen tonight on the M42 heading towards Bromsgrove! Consider yourself spotted!! :lol:
by texasjohn
Tue 19 Oct, 2010 19:15
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Black S54 M with Red interior
Replies: 16
Views: 1130

Lovely example but the Z4M prices loom ever closer...

15.5k I reckon with some bartering...

http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/sales/2104994.htm
by texasjohn
Sun 28 Mar, 2010 21:21
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Bicycle (disassembled) in boot space?
Replies: 8
Views: 1551

I doubt you would fit it in the boot, as the poster above said though, you can get a rack instead perhaps?
by texasjohn
Sat 27 Mar, 2010 08:05
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Give it a caption
Replies: 21
Views: 1326

badboyblue wrote:Even after the free valet at a main dealers it still looks better than a Z4.
:shock: :D

Even after the chassis re-jig it still wobbled along like a fat chick with parkinsons! :wink:
by texasjohn
Sun 21 Mar, 2010 20:17
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Possible purchase 2004 Z4 3.0
Replies: 9
Views: 1575

Coil pack could be cause of misfire. They can stamp the service book retrospectively, no problems with that. The service book you get may be marked 'duplicate'. Personally I would find another Z4. There are lots out there and you'll soon find one with less issues (although to be fair sounds like min...
by texasjohn
Fri 19 Mar, 2010 22:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wish I had brought the 'Z'
Replies: 13
Views: 881

Hi Colin Just been very busy with work so not much time to post although I have been on a Z4 forum a little. Here is a pic, you will recognise the setting :wink: http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/transam2001/Z4M%20Sepang/Z4M011.jpg http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/transam2001/008-1.jpg
by texasjohn
Fri 19 Mar, 2010 22:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Just spotted this S54 M roadster for sale on Ebay
Replies: 9
Views: 494

I went to see this car about 4 weeks ago. It looks great in the flesh and is in very good condition for the year. Boot welds all fine, and test drive was fine (passenger ride but no squeaks or knocks, no bump noise from the rear suspension mounts, car performed well). Seller is genuine guy, car has ...
by texasjohn
Tue 16 Mar, 2010 20:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wish I had brought the 'Z'
Replies: 13
Views: 881

Sounds like a fun trip.

How has the Z3 been for you so far, I hope you are still enjoying it?
by texasjohn
Sat 27 Feb, 2010 22:39
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Bannish those winter blues!! 6th March 2010 Midlands
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Could be interested.

Do you have a postcode for the meet up location please?

I dont know Derby very well as I have never been there!

Cheers!
by texasjohn
Fri 14 Aug, 2009 11:02
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Black with black/red at BMW Main Dealer - 1998 for £14850
Replies: 8
Views: 834

No, but they came very close when the market dipped around the beginning of the year.

Now start at around 18k (private) -20k (retail)
by texasjohn
Wed 12 Aug, 2009 10:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Soft top - Any suggestions & Query
Replies: 41
Views: 2786

There is a place in Birmingham (Erdington IIRC) that charges £575 plus VAT.

They cant be too bad as they are booked up for the next 5 weeks.
by texasjohn
Sun 09 Aug, 2009 12:46
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Black with black/red at BMW Main Dealer - 1998 for £14850
Replies: 8
Views: 834

But why not spend a couple of thousand more and get a Z4M with similar miles?
by texasjohn
Thu 06 Aug, 2009 16:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: ///M Roadster
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Funnily enough they weren't willing to drop much on the price.

Still, I am off to look at an Imola S50 tonight, per my post in the M section of this forum.
by texasjohn
Thu 06 Aug, 2009 15:53
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: my new Z3
Replies: 10
Views: 997

The best wheels too, IMHO
by texasjohn
Thu 06 Aug, 2009 15:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: diff and boot welds!
Replies: 80
Views: 10071

Just back from the Indi who checked the 'Z' over and under. I asked about the boot floor/diff bracket problem and he had seen a few, mostly 'M's and never an automatic. Would seem its the 'traffic light Gran Prix' mob that have the most problems. :D Went to Paddock Motors, Exeter on recommendation ...
by texasjohn
Thu 06 Aug, 2009 15:42
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Is a W reg M Roadster a 'facelift' car?
Replies: 9
Views: 786

Is a W reg M Roadster a 'facelift' car?

Also, I am currently searching to find out from what month and year onward the 'improved diff mount' was in production. I think it is sometime late in 1999 but if anyone reading this knows the answer readily please post!

Thanks kindly.
by texasjohn
Mon 03 Aug, 2009 22:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2002 Z3 3.0 Sport - Now Sold!
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Good trade in price, I would be happy with that.

I was offered £7000 for my car but yours has the upgraded wheels and is a more popular colour than Sienna.
by texasjohn
Sun 02 Aug, 2009 19:37
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Servicing cost - Inspection 1
Replies: 1
Views: 357

I've used Noel (NCB) before now and would recommend him

Cotswold BMW are doing special offers at present on Insp I and II, but now that I look at the advert in Total BMW magazine they are not that special at 600 for Insp I!!

(E46 M3 but same engine)
by texasjohn
Sun 02 Aug, 2009 11:58
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: ///M Roadster
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Thanks for the heads up about the AUC site, I didnt think to look there for a car of this age but I have searched PH, AT and eBay.

I may go and have a look at the black one today, it is not far from me... If they are willing to talk sensible prices of course.
by texasjohn
Sun 02 Aug, 2009 11:23
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Yet another newbie! (from N Yorks)
Replies: 33
Views: 2099

Welcome to the site!
by texasjohn
Sun 02 Aug, 2009 11:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Convert
Replies: 11
Views: 526

Welcome Skye

Bargains can come up at any time of the year due to seller circumstances.

Keep an eye on Autotrader, ebay and Pistonheads Classifieds.

Don't forget the stock exchange part of this site either.
by texasjohn
Sun 02 Aug, 2009 11:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: ///M Roadster
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Wanted: ///M Roadster

Just a quick post to let any potential sellers know that I am looking for an M Roadster or Coupe. I've had no less than three Z's with the 3.0i motor and ended up bored with the last one after only a couple of months with it. For those that followed my other thread, I have decided against the SLK55 ...
by texasjohn
Sun 02 Aug, 2009 11:07
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Newbie from Devon
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Hi Batterzee,

Welcome to the forum!

I hope you are enjoying the Z3 and, while I didn't have it for very long before you bought it from me, if you have any questions about the car just shout.
by texasjohn
Sat 01 Aug, 2009 07:35
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Low Mileage M Roadster on AT - opinions on value?
Replies: 8
Views: 684

Re: Low Mileage M Roadster on AT - opinions on value?

Alfie wrote:As for the value, I'm all for maintaining the prices of our cars, so that one is priced just about right, ok? 8-)

A.
:wink:
by texasjohn
Fri 31 Jul, 2009 21:48
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Low Mileage M Roadster on AT - opinions on value?
Replies: 8
Views: 684

Thanks Gary. I was thinking high nines before I went to see it (assuming wheels would be OK and more BMW history than the first couple services) Problem is when someone who has had a car for seven years and done very few miles (about 15000 since 2001) might not appreciate the true value. Mini's car ...
by texasjohn
Fri 31 Jul, 2009 21:22
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Low Mileage M Roadster on AT - opinions on value?
Replies: 8
Views: 684

Low Mileage M Roadster on AT - opinions on value?

I went to have a look at this today as it is not far from me: http://search.autotrader.co.uk/es-uk/www/cars/BMW+M+ROADSTER/Ne-2-4-5-6-7-8-27-44-49-53-61-64-67-103-133-146-236,N-240-4294964963-4294967078/advert.action?R=200926336699656&distance=131&postcode=ta12rt&channel=CARS&make=BMW&model=M+ROADST...
by texasjohn
Fri 31 Jul, 2009 21:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE!! ///MR Estoril blue. 58000 miles. Black Leather.
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Congrats on the sale. A very good price given it had just been Insp 2'd.
by texasjohn
Fri 31 Jul, 2009 21:11
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M Roadster on Pistonheads - dodgy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1534

It's on ebay too In the ebay ad he says it is a 1999 but not registered until 2002. He has all the MoTs. 6 previous owners according to ebay header. Seems a lot for six years but that is also a fair few people to lose the service book. I am tempted to ask for the VIN and contact BMW to see if servic...
by texasjohn
Sun 12 Jul, 2009 14:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 3.0i Sport steptronic *SOLD*
Replies: 13
Views: 1224

I must be getting old and lazy, I wanted an automatic gearbox :oops: still, the 7g Tronic is pretty good. Here are some pics of the car I put a deposit on today, it has the performance pack (hence the wheels). I am told that it is delimited as part of this option pack :shock: not that I am likely to...
by texasjohn
Sat 11 Jul, 2009 20:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 3.0i Sport steptronic *SOLD*
Replies: 13
Views: 1224

Thanks Phil.

I hope the 3 pointed star is an acceptable form of transport.

I will post up some pics of the SLK when I get it, hopefully should be listening to my very own V8 rumble by this time next week.

:drive :sunny
by texasjohn
Sat 11 Jul, 2009 19:18
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 3.0i Sport steptronic *SOLD*
Replies: 13
Views: 1224

Sold today, for a fair bit more than the price I offered to zroadster members.

SLK 55 beckons, see you all at the next Midlands Drive and Dine then!
by texasjohn
Sat 11 Jul, 2009 17:14
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: What BMW Headunits fit the z3m?
Replies: 12
Views: 2057

E46 won't fit, it is an odd size.

I think an E36 unit will fit.
by texasjohn
Sat 11 Jul, 2009 17:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - Standard z3m BMW headunit - or BMW HU that will fit
Replies: 3
Views: 437

I have a BMW radio cassette player for a Z3

Any normal sized CD player will fit however, you don't necessarily need a BMW OEM one, unless you are after that 'original equipment' look
by texasjohn
Thu 09 Jul, 2009 22:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Should i buy this car!?
Replies: 40
Views: 2043

Personally I would leave it and try and find a better example.

There are quite a few 1.9 available at that sort of price.
by texasjohn
Thu 09 Jul, 2009 20:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 3.0i Sport steptronic *SOLD*
Replies: 13
Views: 1224

Car is now freshly MoT'd

Passed with no advisories and the tester commented on what a well looked after vehicle it is.
by texasjohn
Tue 07 Jul, 2009 18:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 3.0i Sport steptronic *SOLD*
Replies: 13
Views: 1224

They can be quite a bit cheaper out of season, that is convertibles for you I guess.

I will put 12 months MoT on it once it stops raining this week and amend the advert accordingly.
by texasjohn
Tue 07 Jul, 2009 10:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 3.0i Sport steptronic *SOLD*
Replies: 13
Views: 1224

No takers?

I guess people come on here after buying a Z3, generally.