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1st BMW in 30 years...

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by Scott, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. Scott

    Scott Newbie
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    Greetings from Washington DC. Just picked up an extremely clean 1998, 2.8L Auto Z3 with 25k on the odometer. Love it so much that I sold my 2014 Audi TTS. Thanks for the add.
     
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  2. hard top

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    High Scott and welcome to the forum, we have a number of members on here from your side of the pond.
    Any questions or what ever, just fire them in.
     
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  3. Brian4

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    Good man.

    Welcome from Central UK we also need pics.
     
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  4. Scott

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    Pics to follow - A cold and rainy day here today...
     
  5. hard top

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    That was yesterday here in the Netherlands, grey, wet and cold and I hate it, really missing the summer already......
     
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  6. FRANKIE

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    Scott posted this question on another thread: ......................

    I have a 1998,2.8 L - Automatic Z3 and at 80 mph my RPM's are approx. 3200. is this normal

    C'mon guys. Its not that dark over there yet. Some one run out and get the answer. Frankie
     
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  7. GazHyde

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    Welcome Scott!

    Can't wait to see the pics :)

    I've only got a manual... :(
     
  8. hard top

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    Yep, read that Frankie but I don't think that I am in a position to answer as I have a 1996 M44 1.9 16 Valve Automatic. Someone will be along soon with the info, I am sure.
     
  9. t-tony

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    Hi Scott and welcome from Lincoln UK. Mine is a 2.0 Auto but I won't be using till probably next Monday. If that's soon enough I will tell what it is doing. I'm assuming that is not in sport mode?

    Tony.
     
  10. jonco

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    :welcome: from me too. 25K? - hardly run in then ;)
     
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    Welcome from Ireland, Scott - a bit drastic selling the Audi?

    David.
     
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    Welcome Scott if you get chance we would all like to see some pics of your zed. ;)
     
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    Hi ya Scott glad you took up my recommendation from Facebook glad you joined and welcome to the fun house you will get loads of advice here
     
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    Welcome to the best place for advice and fun on the net relating to Z'ds. All fun ..
     
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    Welcome from it's snowing again Canada!! JIM
     
  16. bonzo

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    On behalf of a heavily sedated Mr Bonzo :welcome: to the forum.

    Nurse Jenny.
     
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    Welcome to the forum Scott , ;)
    Hope you enjoy your Z :)
     
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    yo scott u ok mate welcome aboard
     
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    Hi,

    Enjoy your ride!

    The cars are good and even the older ones. I suspect you'll not be disappointed. Especially with the low miler you've got.

    :)
     
  20. bonzo

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    My 1998 2.8 manual reads 3000 r.p.m. as near as Dammit at 80 mph. I reckon with slippage from your autobox, 3200 is about right!

    Cheers,
     
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