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i have made the leap

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by billy, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. billy

    billy Regular Member

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    Hi Guys I have done it! I loved the forum so much I am now a proud owner of a green 1998 z3
    a little to sort out and needs some TLC so a good clean up and some small repairs then to store
    in the garage till April, love the workshop tips, love the banter will post a pic when its cleaned
    as I'm new the original service book says z3 2.8 m now people tell me its got m seats and gear knob
    and steering wheel would that be it?
     
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  2. GazHyde

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    Hi Billy and welcome :welcome:,

    Some piccies will help identify exactly what your car is. It sounds like a 2.8 with some extras on it, and the M badges on the steering wheel and gear knob always confuse. If you had an M it would be a 3.2 litre engine with quad exhaust!

    Cheers, Gary :D
     
  3. EnthuZiaZT

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    Welcome to the fold, Billy. Glad you joined us!
    Looking forward to seeing your Zed, possibly in the flesh too, on one of the cruises:coolsteer)

    Mike & Sandy
     
  4. billy

    billy Regular Member

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    yep its a 2.8 I will take some pic's inside and post, was this a bm thing to add bits when sold
     
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    thanks will look forward to show after a little loving its got some good history with 86000 on the clock with very few miles over the last few years
    its had the wheels refurbished and a rear window with some good dealer history but that will stop as I work in the trade
     
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    Yes the steering wheel and gear knob were common upgrade for buyers to tick on the option list which unfortunatly leads some people into the mis conception that they have bought a ///M especially guys in the states for some reason :confused:

    Would be great to see some pics and don't be embarressed most people buy there zed not only for the joy of driving them but like to tinker and personalise them.

    Welcome aboard and look forward to hearing more about your new ride.
     
  7. zedonist

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    Welcome Billy, any Z is a guddun, post some pics
     
  8. Brian4

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    Another welcome from me as well. Z3's should be used so don't hide it away lovely driving on a frost sunny day with the roof down (as long as you warm the rear screen 1st), don't turn bad on us already.

    Piccies before and after are always best shows you made it all worthwhile.
     
  9. billy

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    looking forward to learning a bit more about zeds and this is the place to be
     
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    you met my wife she's on your side
     
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    Great to hear that you made the leap and jumped in with both feet. I'm partial to your car since I have a green '96 z3. It also needs work but I have no garage so I'll probably drive it right through the winter unless there's snow or ice on the road. Have to sell my old car before I can insure this one and drive it so I'm really restless about doing this. Don't see how you'll be able to remain calm knowing that car is calling you from the garage to be taken out for a walk. Good luck with your patience and your car. Frankie
     
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    I will have a couple of Months before the dreaded salt is on the roads while I'm giving it the once over
     
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    welcome great car choice.regarding winter driving prep.I take mine up to the local wind turbine site and practice dirfting round corners ,sometimes you can overdo it and do a 360 but on the gravel it prepares you for wet icy roads.
     
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    I drove my Silver 1.8 Z3 through two winters, one of which was extremely snowy & icy and it never put a wheel wrong, in fact what ruined it in the end, was not driving in the winter, but driving it on the continent in extreme heat at high speed. During the winter it was a lovely car to drive and I always felt very safe even in drifting snow.
    Mike
     
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    Ever since I started driving front wheel drive cars, I lost some confidence in rear wheel vehicles. Perhaps this z will re--install some trust in rear wheel drive.
     
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    thanks for all the feedback and your kind words, Monday is insurance day and I'm sure I will get the zed rush but with only two miles home I guess I better do the Norfolk coast run tee hee !
     
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    congrats on your new Z..

    and welcome!
     
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    can't wait for an open road and sunny days
     
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    Welcome congrats on getting a Zed i recently got mine Zed 2.8…actually been a few months love it was out in it today with roof down!