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Post by olii » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:36 pm

Picked up today, my first BMW, an 04 E85 3.0i. Titan silver with red/black interior. Loving the noise, hating the runflats! I'm 21 and this will be my weekend toy. :)
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Post by markplant » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:37 pm

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Post by Mr Tidy » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:41 pm

Welcome to the forum OP. :thumbsup:

Great choice of car for weekend hooning, and yours looks a great example. Enjoy. :driving:
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Post by jabber » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:12 pm

Hi and welcome. Wish I was 21 again and had a z4 3.0 :thumbsup:
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Post by sad_old_man » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:04 pm

Hi and welcome from Blackpool. I'm glad I'm not 21 again as i don't think I could stand to be driving a Triumph 2.5pi again. You must tell us what the hard top is like and where it came from?

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Post by firebobby » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:26 pm

Welcome to the forum, I had a 3.0 Triumph Stag at your age..loved it :)
That is one very well protected parking bay, by the way, just looks bloody tight to get in and out of.
Put some more photos up when you get a chance :thumbsup:
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Post by hopz121 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:39 pm

Welcome along, nice looking Zed that's a tight parking space mind you haha
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Post by Stuartt » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:02 pm

Welcome along. Great choice of engine to go for and came with a hard top, :thumbsup:

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Post by buzyg » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:59 pm

Weekend toy at 21. Nice one. :thumbsup:
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Post by olii » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:01 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome guys. Funny that you mention Triumphs, I also have a Herald 13/60 that belonged to my Father, it's just awaiting restoration after a 35 year hibernation!

The hard top came with the car, can't really comment on it's efficacy as I haven't had it off yet, there is a fair bit of wind noise from the top of the windscreen though.

Done 700 miles in the Z this week. Really enjoying its cruising ability, though for the lumpy bumpy roads around where I live, I definitely want to get the tyres swapped, possibly smaller wheels depending what will fit around the brakes.

I find the 1-2 shift a bit tricky at times, how difficult is the CDV delete? I'm reasonably competent, I do my own servicing etc.

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Post by Rusky » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:47 pm

Very good choice :thumbsup:
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:02 pm

I had a Rover P6 3500S when I was 21 - it felt like a rocket then, but wouldn't now!

OP, as your car still has run-flat tyres on it you could try replacing them with non-runflats before you start looking at different wheel sizes - especially as your 107 alloys look so good!

If you do look at changing wheels too, with a 3.0i I don't think you can go smaller than 17 inch because of the front brakes.

700 miles in a week seems a lot for a weekend car BTW - maybe your daily is getting rested!

I've not removed a CDV, (I had it done :roll: ) but I believe it's just a case of disconnecting the hose from the CDV, unscrewing the CDV then putting the hose straight into where the CDV was.
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Gone - Ruby Black, Pearl Grey & 135Ms. Xenons, heated seats and Professional speakers.

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