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Postby Simon Blythe » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:19 am

I've toyed with the idea of getting a Z4 for a while after running a 2.8 Z3 so last weekend I picked up this little lady. She's a 53 plate 3.0l with 105k and to say I'm smitten is an understatement!
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Postby Grumpyowl » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:23 am

Congratulations enjoy :driving:
They still look fantastic in Sterling,( biased opinion) the last picture with the roof down is my favourite, they're ageing well in their teenage years aren't they.

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Postby Stuartt » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:29 am

Oh my,

Sterling grey and 107's :thumbsup: best choice imo well done Sir enjoy.

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Postby RickRob » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:32 am

Hi and welcome.

Nice looking car. I suspect that the entrants to the monthly picture competition will have a bit more competition in the future! :thumbsup:

Enjoy :driving:
///M Roadster. 2007 Black/Black. Rear spoiler, whippy aerial and mud flaps!

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Postby Simon Blythe » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:50 am

Even though I've had BMW's for a good few years, I've realised this car is a little bit deceptive and actually prefers / needs to be driven. Compared to my Z3 it does seem to punch you in the back quite so much....then you look at the speedo and realise you are pushing through 80 in 4th!! The power delivery is sublime :D
No mods planned as she is just perfect as is. Only thing needed is a new ballast for the headlight which hopefully I'll get from the breaker this afternoon.

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Postby Chris_D » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:52 am

Niice one :thumbsup:
At 105k hows ur oil consumption?
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Postby Simon Blythe » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:58 am

Seems ok - should I be concerned?

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Postby NickDE » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:30 am

Welcome, nice car.
Is that your E46 Touring in the background ? If so, nice combination !
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Postby Marlon » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:39 am

Simon Blythe wrote:. . .
No mods planned as she is just perfect as is. . .



thats what most of us said :D

Lovely looking Zed, these cars just don't seem to age do they :thumbsup:
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Postby Smartbear » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:39 am

Simon Blythe wrote:Seems ok - should I be concerned?


Sometimes the crankcase breather (ccv) partially blocks up & leads to oil burning-its normally on cars that cover lots of short journeys and BMW's extended oil change intervals.
Nice looking car btw :thumbsup:
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Postby Ducklakeview » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:45 am

Very nice - We could be twins, apart from your whippy :)

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Postby cj10jeeper » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:53 am

Simon Blythe wrote:Seems ok - should I be concerned?


No need at all to be concerned. They're good for 200-300k
Just check ithe level change it annually and quality filter, but itself not an issue if you follow the stated service intervals
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Postby jabber » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:14 am

Nice looking z4
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Postby buzyg » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:20 am

Welcome to the almost perfect world of the Z4. :D
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Postby sticky » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:21 am

Same as, mine is auto, really smooth.
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