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by PhoenixCoupe
Wed 19 Jan, 2011 08:38
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Number Plate F4ST M
Replies: 23
Views: 5115

Well, it was when I posted that in 2008.
by PhoenixCoupe
Tue 04 Aug, 2009 08:32
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: What's the best looking new BMW today?
Replies: 8
Views: 416

New 7 for certain
by PhoenixCoupe
Tue 04 Aug, 2009 08:31
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Coupe - Cannot remove rear wheel - unusual disk wear
Replies: 31
Views: 5504

Did you think he'd been pimping his ride so to speak?
by PhoenixCoupe
Mon 03 Aug, 2009 15:35
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Coupe - Cannot remove rear wheel - unusual disk wear
Replies: 31
Views: 5504

Spinners are the big wingnuts that used to feature on wheels.
by PhoenixCoupe
Mon 03 Aug, 2009 14:46
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Coupe - Cannot remove rear wheel - unusual disk wear
Replies: 31
Views: 5504

I use the 'garythefish' approach. Good boot from the inside, slight spin of the wheel, another boot, repeat until it falls off. You may want someone to catch it as it comes off, or at least control it as it does.
by PhoenixCoupe
Mon 27 Jul, 2009 12:38
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: New Z4 on Top Gear
Replies: 31
Views: 3630

He did say he'd rather have the Z4 though as the Datsun still suffers from the eternal problem of being awful inside...
by PhoenixCoupe
Mon 20 Jul, 2009 16:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel Centres
Replies: 5
Views: 390

A little suction cup thing works without taking the wheels off too.
by PhoenixCoupe
Mon 20 Jul, 2009 09:12
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: New Z4 on Top Gear
Replies: 31
Views: 3630

That Jag was phenominal. Doesn't require a dozen button presses to get full power, and if you catch Clarkson's original review of the M5 on Dave, he said the gearbox was horribly jerky at low speeds, the steering was too heavy, the indicators were annoying, the styling was brash and the the iDrive ...
by PhoenixCoupe
Tue 14 Jul, 2009 14:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Should i buy this car!?
Replies: 40
Views: 2043

Conor's car is very clean, and is mechanically sound.
Certainly in the years I've known him it's been extremely well looked after and has never missed a beat as far as I'm aware.
He's not been in a rush to sell it, even though he has the M as well, which should say something about it as well....
by PhoenixCoupe
Tue 14 Jul, 2009 10:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Should i buy this car!?
Replies: 40
Views: 2043

I assume you're in Belfast judging by the URL?
Conor, aka //M_aniac is selling his 2.0 if you're interested? At least I assume he's still selling it!
by PhoenixCoupe
Mon 13 Jul, 2009 13:28
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: What Car?
Replies: 30
Views: 1628

A real M3 (E30) and an M5 is the way to go.

Or a nice E38 750i - surely the bargain of the decade at the minute, I've been looking at some low mileage mint ones for around £5k with amazing specs.
by PhoenixCoupe
Mon 13 Jul, 2009 13:22
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Lancia SP B32
Replies: 2
Views: 939

Lancia SP B32

Created in the spirit of classic Lancia GT cars. http://news.caradisiac.com/Top-Marques-2009-SP-B32-unique-661/diaporama?iddoc=113230 Look a little closer at the doors and the interior - look familiar? :twisted: http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b228/LyallM/b32exterior.jpg http://i20.photobucket.com...
by PhoenixCoupe
Mon 06 Jul, 2009 16:16
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Z3 V8
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Wasn't someone here building a Chevy engined Z?
by PhoenixCoupe
Mon 06 Jul, 2009 15:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0L vs 3.2M
Replies: 59
Views: 2845

I'm not a huge fan of the current diluting (IMO) of the M brand with the MSport models (even though I own one! - although it only has the M badges on the wheels and steering wheel, which would look worse if I took them off) - it's like bunging a load of Alpina badges on a bog standard model. The M b...
by PhoenixCoupe
Mon 06 Jul, 2009 11:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0L vs 3.2M
Replies: 59
Views: 2845

What's so funny about the M not being worth the money? The performance isn't that much above the top of the range 'normal' model - used may be a different option, but, it's certainly the case when they are new. Prime example of this is the stated power and performance of the 135i and 335i compared t...
by PhoenixCoupe
Fri 03 Jul, 2009 15:13
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: VoYaH on Facebook!
Replies: 7
Views: 748

So it's a replacement for this forum then? :twisted:
by PhoenixCoupe
Fri 03 Jul, 2009 09:47
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: VoYaH on Facebook!
Replies: 7
Views: 748

There already are several Z groups that quite a few people here are members of.
They're pretty quiet activity-wise and to be honest, it just adds another layer of unnecessary sites to check for anything IMO
by PhoenixCoupe
Fri 26 Jun, 2009 10:56
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Michael Jackson RIP
Replies: 24
Views: 1280

Mentioning Quincy Jones...
His latest work is a collaboration between him, Snoop Dog and......
Buzz Aldrin.

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/0be5c6 ... experience
by PhoenixCoupe
Fri 26 Jun, 2009 10:13
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Michael Jackson RIP
Replies: 24
Views: 1280

And Farrah Fawcett's death quickly becomes obscured by this.
How inconsiderate of Mr Jackson
by PhoenixCoupe
Fri 26 Jun, 2009 10:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sprint boosters
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: Sprint booster

Mike Fishwick wrote:rather like pressing the 'Sport' button in a Z4.
Well, in an E85 / 86 Z4 - it does a bit more in an E89 :twisted:
by PhoenixCoupe
Sat 20 Jun, 2009 11:45
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: New Z4 - nice but will we buy one ?
Replies: 20
Views: 4886

No sunroof on a Z4 coupe.
by PhoenixCoupe
Sun 07 Jun, 2009 10:17
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Original Bmw Z1 M Roadster
Replies: 4
Views: 2109

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by PhoenixCoupe
Fri 05 Jun, 2009 12:14
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Will an illuminated 1 Series Gearnob fit an ///m?
Replies: 19
Views: 1315

As an aside, I think pre-facelift 116i's had a 5 speed gearbox, so, it could be from a 1.
by PhoenixCoupe
Fri 22 May, 2009 10:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: PS3 and Sony All in One Home Cinema for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 500

A VERY small amount of early Blu-Ray discs from certain companies were region coded. Out of the 150-odd I have, only 1 is.
BTW region locked != region coded... :D
by PhoenixCoupe
Thu 21 May, 2009 18:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: PS3 and Sony All in One Home Cinema for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 500

In case anyone is put off by the mention of a US console - PS3 games are not region locked, neither are Blu-ray movies.
by PhoenixCoupe
Sat 16 May, 2009 01:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Spotted in London
Replies: 10
Views: 1219

[quote="Ian W"Certainly, it's obvious you're driving a converted car..... the wipers remain as if LHD[/quote]

The E39 5 series in RHD has LHD set wipers...
by PhoenixCoupe
Fri 15 May, 2009 16:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Amsoil MTF
Replies: 14
Views: 875

I don't see how it's a money saving thing - the dealer loses out! I've never quite grasped the reasoning behind the service intervals of certain cars in certain parts of the world. For example, Mercury Mystique (100k miles) vs Ford Mondeo (12k miles). How can one be 8 times the other when they were ...
by PhoenixCoupe
Mon 11 May, 2009 17:17
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Gearbox and differential oil replacement.
Replies: 31
Views: 4823

I had a 740i with a 'sealed for life' auto gearbox and found that changing the oil and filters after a few years made a world of difference to the shifting - it was much smoother, not that it was bad to start with, but, there was a definite change in it. The 'sealed for life' boxes still have a fill...
by PhoenixCoupe
Mon 11 May, 2009 17:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Converting Z3 manual 1.9 to automatic? Can it be done?
Replies: 6
Views: 558

It can be done, but, I'd say it's not worth the cost or effort. You'd end up with a car that is worth less than a factory spec car. The best route would be to sell your current car and buy an auto IMO.
by PhoenixCoupe
Sun 10 May, 2009 22:22
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Sorry silly question but i have to ask??
Replies: 3
Views: 1983

The boot is a reasonable size, I can get my daughters bike in it (and her large buggy when she was smaller), so, a medium sized dog shouldn't be an issue.
by PhoenixCoupe
Sun 10 May, 2009 17:19
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: E46 M3 Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 822

I didn't realise the Z3M had such a low offset. Apologies.
by PhoenixCoupe
Sun 10 May, 2009 10:23
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: E46 M3 Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 822

Unless the offset is different on the Z3M (which I'm pretty certain it's not), all E36 M, E46 M and Z4 M wheels have the same offsets.
Looking at www.realoem.com, I'm certain the Z3M has the same offset.
by PhoenixCoupe
Sat 09 May, 2009 23:19
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: E46 M3 Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 822

They'll fit fine on an M
by PhoenixCoupe
Fri 08 May, 2009 16:22
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Dutch Z4 - what happens if I service it in the UK?
Replies: 1
Views: 641

As long as the correct servicing is done at the correct intervals, where it is done should not be an issue.
Some people are funny about main dealer vs independent, but, the service done by a BMW dealer should be identical to that of another BMW dealer.
by PhoenixCoupe
Wed 06 May, 2009 13:46
Forum: Performance
Topic: Handling
Replies: 20
Views: 1777

You'd be surprised how quick the R32 is - especially with a modified Haldex controller.
by PhoenixCoupe
Wed 06 May, 2009 13:06
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: RS4 vs M3
Replies: 11
Views: 742

The problem with the Audis for me is that all the current saloons are exactly the same design only on slightly different scales. From a distance you'd be hard pressed to tell an A4 from an A8
by PhoenixCoupe
Mon 04 May, 2009 12:13
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M3 E92 E93 engine
Replies: 9
Views: 763

Doesn't appear to have the ECU - which is the first problem.
Fitting it shouldn't be an issue. Getting it running will be...
Not impossible by any means, but, it wouldn't be easy.
by PhoenixCoupe
Sun 03 May, 2009 23:09
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: RS4 vs M3
Replies: 11
Views: 742

RS4 vs M3

Fantastic
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by PhoenixCoupe
Fri 01 May, 2009 22:09
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Computer games
Replies: 14
Views: 1044

Asda are doing XBox360 Arcades for £97 this weekend. Don't have a hard drive (they have what is, in effect, a 256MB memory card built in), but, they are the latest Jasper version with the latest chipset and lower power usage. Picked one up as a spare, but, based on the new quieter version, I've swap...
by PhoenixCoupe
Thu 30 Apr, 2009 22:39
Forum: Z3 range knowledgebase
Topic: Simota Induction Kit S50 Z3m Roadster
Replies: 4
Views: 10318

Excuse my ignorance, but, what's the little filter for?
by PhoenixCoupe
Wed 29 Apr, 2009 22:06
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: E34 M5 price against E39 M5
Replies: 2
Views: 327

IMO: E30 M3 is the only M3 worth having. It genuinely was a road-going version of a race car. All subsequent M3's are in effect, just top of the range 3 series. It lost it's way and became a marketing exercise. All of the M5's have retained their purpose - a fast, subtle executive car. There are a l...
by PhoenixCoupe
Wed 29 Apr, 2009 18:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0L vs 3.2M
Replies: 59
Views: 2845

Well, seeing as I have 2 REAL M cars - E28 M5 and E24 M635CSi and a E61 550i Touring as well as the Z4, budget didn't come into it.
I'm not in the habit of throwing money away though...
by PhoenixCoupe
Wed 29 Apr, 2009 17:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0L vs 3.2M
Replies: 59
Views: 2845

c_w wrote: As I said earlier and you agree, it's purely budget that dictates what you buy. I was thinking last year about a 3.0Si Z4C as the Z4MC was a bit too pricey!
Actually budget didn't factor into it at all - I could have bought any BMW from the current range. But, the M wasn't £10k more of a car.
by PhoenixCoupe
Wed 29 Apr, 2009 15:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0L vs 3.2M
Replies: 59
Views: 2845

I'd disagree - I've never had any problems keeping up with other people in Z3M's or Z4M's - on the road or on the track in my 3.0si, and neither has Dario in his 3.0i. When I was looking at buying mine, I tried both models, and 99% of the time the M is no quicker and offers no real benefit over the ...
by PhoenixCoupe
Tue 28 Apr, 2009 22:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0L vs 3.2M
Replies: 59
Views: 2845

a bit of a different perspective, I went from the z4 3.0 to z4 3.2. Whist the z4m is a better all round car than the 3.0l - it's not worth the extra I'm paying/paid over my old 3.0L IMO. Yes the power is amazing, but then the 3.0L was a capable engine as well and offered 90% of usable power as the ...
by PhoenixCoupe
Mon 27 Apr, 2009 00:45
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Should 10 year old zeds be scrapped to help the environment?
Replies: 17
Views: 1142

Who gives a toss about the environment, there's still petrol to burn and oxygen to breathe - and still will be during my lifetime and my offsprings... We'll also get warmer weather as a bonus. But I said yes because it'll mean less Z3's about and push up the prices for those who kept theirs in the l...
by PhoenixCoupe
Sat 25 Apr, 2009 21:12
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Should 10 year old zeds be scrapped to help the environment?
Replies: 17
Views: 1142

yes.
by PhoenixCoupe
Tue 21 Apr, 2009 13:26
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Ireland XX - Mid Ulster Cavalcade - Saturday, April 25
Replies: 2
Views: 577

I think I'll be able to go, but, won't be able to confirm for definite until Friday I'm afraid.
by PhoenixCoupe
Sat 18 Apr, 2009 22:49
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z3 haters ( - :
Replies: 49
Views: 3448

S2000 is without doubt a much better handling car than a Z3.
However, (and the M's are guilty of this to an extent too) all the power is at the top end, and is mostly at the cost of torque.