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Finally took the plunge!

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:19 am
by Simon Blythe
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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Finally took the plunge!

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:23 am
by Grumpyowl
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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Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:29 am
by Stuartt
Oh my,

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

Stuart

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Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:32 am
by RickRob
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:

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Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:50 am
by Simon Blythe
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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Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:52 am
by Chris_D
Niice one :thumbsup:
At 105k hows ur oil consumption?

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Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:58 am
by Simon Blythe
Seems ok - should I be concerned?

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Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:30 am
by NickDE
Welcome, nice car.
Is that your E46 Touring in the background ? If so, nice combination !

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Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:39 am
by Marlon
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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Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:39 am
by Smartbear
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:
Rob

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Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:45 am
by Ducklakeview
Very nice - We could be twins, apart from your whippy :)

Mike

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Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:53 am
by cj10jeeper
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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Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:14 am
by jabber
Nice looking z4

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Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:20 am
by buzyg
Welcome to the almost perfect world of the Z4. :D

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Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:21 am
by sticky
Same as, mine is auto, really smooth.