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by g8jka
Sun 12 Nov, 2017 21:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window washer jets issue
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Window washer jets issue

£9.36 for the pair, ordered a couple from Sopers about 2 weeks ago. Pay over the phone and they will post out to you.
by g8jka
Mon 23 Oct, 2017 17:40
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: silver z3 53 plate whitchurch
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: silver z3 53 plate whitchurch

How about an 04 plate

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by g8jka
Mon 24 Jul, 2017 17:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sad day !!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 955

Re: Sad day !!!!

Such a nice car, never saw a for sale ad for it. Hopefully will see it more often in the future.
by g8jka
Fri 07 Jul, 2017 17:31
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: silver z3 Shawbury
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Re: silver z3 Shawbury

Probably the same one I was behind in Shrewsbury yesterday morning, 2.8 with the roof up :head:

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by g8jka
Mon 05 Jun, 2017 16:24
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M soft top -relief pockets ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: Z3M soft top -relief pockets ?

Same quality, both recommended. Croydon one didn't come with relief pockets, but I think he makes them himself so it could probably be done but would probably cost more.
by g8jka
Sun 04 Jun, 2017 15:07
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M soft top -relief pockets ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: Z3M soft top -relief pockets ?

First one on my old zed was from Soft Tops in Croydon at £325, but I think they are £400ish now. The one I had last year in December was from Jack Smith Trimmers in Swansea at £300. Both prices are supplied and fully fitted.
by g8jka
Fri 02 Jun, 2017 09:37
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M soft top -relief pockets ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: Z3M soft top -relief pockets ?

I know that aftermarket soft-tops usually don't have them - one of the reasons why aftermarket soft tops are cheaper. Mine aftermarket one still has them and it was the cheapest available in the UK, £300 fully fitted. I have had aftermarket ones with and without and didn't notice any difference at ...
by g8jka
Tue 30 May, 2017 23:50
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 10220

Re: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal

101K and counting! Daily driven, all year round :D
by g8jka
Tue 16 May, 2017 22:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel Arch Repairs
Replies: 9
Views: 1065

Re: Wheel Arch Repairs

Yes, the rear wings bolt on and off and are pretty straight forward to change.
by g8jka
Sun 14 May, 2017 18:30
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 could be for sale...
Replies: 15
Views: 2187

Re: S54 could be for sale...

Gumtree is free
by g8jka
Thu 13 Apr, 2017 18:15
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 10220

Re: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal

New updates - Z3 silhouette decals on the ///M gills changed from blue to burgundy to match the roof and also the chrome slats have been plastidipped. Don't know how long this will last, might just do them properly in paint now as I prefer them black. https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2867/33172760444_8...
by g8jka
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 20:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 3.0 M Sport for sale
Replies: 32
Views: 4426

Re: Z3 3.0 M Sport for sale

The problem is getting people to come and look at it, especially with the high price as there is too many other cheap ones around. I had it with my 2.0, the condition was pristine but I couldn't price it high because no one would even bother to enquire yet alone come and view. The guy who came to bu...
by g8jka
Tue 11 Apr, 2017 16:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220331

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Congratulations! Wondering what's the price tag these days? Wouldn't know as these weren't advertised, spotted them on a car that was for sale and gumtree and the seller took them off and sold them to me. I could have bought the whole car for £750, AC Schnitzer wheels on it also but it was in Scotl...
by g8jka
Tue 11 Apr, 2017 10:32
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: deni2s Z3
Replies: 111
Views: 23226

Re: deni2s Z3

Nice, get them installed on the car now :thumb:
by g8jka
Mon 10 Apr, 2017 23:21
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: deni2s Z3
Replies: 111
Views: 23226

Re: deni2s Z3

Hamann rear lights next then
by g8jka
Mon 10 Apr, 2017 23:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220331

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

:D :D :D

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Managed to get my hands on a set at last
by g8jka
Mon 10 Apr, 2017 13:54
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: deni2s Z3
Replies: 111
Views: 23226

Re: deni2s Z3

deni2s wrote:Paid a deposit for reasonably priced second hand Hamann hardtop.
What is a reasonable price for a Hamann hardtop? Must be at least a thousand upwards :thumb: Never seen a second hand one come up you must have been quick to get it.
by g8jka
Sat 08 Apr, 2017 09:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Instrument cluster lighting
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Re: Instrument cluster lighting

No problem, I thought you needed to get the service lights reset as well. There are not a lot of meets on here and that is a BMW car club one which I don't think you get many zeds at especially around this area. If you want meets and cruises then you need to venture over to the other side :shock: Th...
by g8jka
Fri 07 Apr, 2017 19:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: B*stard main dealers
Replies: 20
Views: 2486

Re: B*stard main dealers

I've seen it a few times when someone has just purchased a new car and according to the seller it has just been serviced, but for piece of mind you do it yourself soon after only to find an oil filter collapsed anyone particular in mind? :D https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/749/33647606611_3e715c4b4e_h...
by g8jka
Thu 06 Apr, 2017 21:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: B*stard main dealers
Replies: 20
Views: 2486

Re: B*stard main dealers

it can be better than the dealers doing it. Or not doing it which is more often the case! They can get away with it with the majority of people. How many services do they do per week and how many of the average Joe's actually check that the service has been done? Probably none, the book is stamped,...
by g8jka
Thu 06 Apr, 2017 18:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhausts?
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Re: Exhausts?

The one I used was in the Midlands, Brierley Hill. I think there are plenty of places over the country, some other members may be along soon with recommendations.
by g8jka
Thu 06 Apr, 2017 17:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Instrument cluster lighting
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Re: Instrument cluster lighting

until I can get over to the dealer in Shrewsbury but another 15 minutes will see the job done properly once I have the bulb. The Other Half. I'm in Telford if you need your service lights resetting, no need to go to the dealer in Shrewsbury! And it won't cost you a penny, I probably have a spare bu...
by g8jka
Thu 06 Apr, 2017 17:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220331

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

The red extended leather dash looks nice. I've just bought one too in black leather. When are you planning on fitting it ? Can these be fitted without removing the whole dash ? Regards Rob Not for a while as the whole dash plus centre console needs to come out. Once it's removed it's a pretty simpl...
by g8jka
Thu 06 Apr, 2017 17:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhausts?
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Re: Exhausts?

It depends on how much of the exhaust you want to or need to replace? A quick search on eBay shows you can pick up a rear silencer for as little as £45 and a cat for £65, then you need to get it fitted which could be at least an hours labour at a garage and upwards I would guess. It depends on how w...
by g8jka
Mon 03 Apr, 2017 12:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Modifying and taking things off.
Replies: 14
Views: 1659

Re: Modifying and taking things off.

If it's fitted to the hose I couldn't see anything that resembled it, just looked like a standard hose to me. If it was in the hose and has now been removed to fit the braided hose in it's place, I have noticed no difference at all hence the reason I thought there is not one fitted on the standard h...
by g8jka
Fri 31 Mar, 2017 15:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Modifying and taking things off.
Replies: 14
Views: 1659

Re: Modifying and taking things off.

Removed the CDV valve on my 2.0 and fitted a braided hose which made quite a difference. Just removed the standard hose on my 2.8 and fitted a braided hose (there was no CDV, don't know if it had been removed or came like that as standard) and not really found any noticeable difference. One thing th...
by g8jka
Mon 27 Mar, 2017 19:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Discs & Pads (to groove or not?)
Replies: 10
Views: 1489

Re: Discs & Pads (to groove or not?)

Recently fitted the MTEC drilled and grooved discs on my 2.8, but I went with EBC Ultimax pads and they have improved the braking massively. Mine were only £110 for front and rear discs though from MTEC and the pads were about another £50. If you only do that many miles per year then it may not be w...
by g8jka
Wed 22 Mar, 2017 16:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 3.0 M Sport for sale
Replies: 32
Views: 4426

Re: Z3 3.0 M Sport for sale

Did you just advertise it on the forums or anywhere else? As most people on the forums already own a zed then you are unlikely to get any viewers and for those elsewhere then unless they are specifically looking for your model and spec, then there are too many other cheaper ones about at the moment....
by g8jka
Tue 21 Mar, 2017 23:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: POPULAR MODIFICATIONS for Z3
Replies: 19
Views: 2375

Re: POPULAR MODIFICATIONS for Z3

Your the man when it comes to interior upgrades Bertie!
by g8jka
Mon 13 Mar, 2017 14:15
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 10220

Re: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal

Yes had the manifold from eBay and the adaptor plate from a company called Bimmertune. Not sure on the increase as it hasn't been on a dyno but you can definitely feel the improvement. I made the plate out of some aluminium although I think you can get them from eBay if you can't make one.
by g8jka
Tue 07 Mar, 2017 22:38
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 10220

Re: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal

The secondary air pump has started to sound like an air plane on start up, much like my old one did and where it is attached to the bracket the holders have corroded away meaning it rocked all over the place. The noise can be stopped by disconnecting the pump but then you need to fit a blanking plat...
by g8jka
Tue 07 Mar, 2017 19:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220331

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

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And some new door handles with gaskets, plus some Humbrol enamel paint :D
by g8jka
Mon 06 Mar, 2017 19:10
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 10220

Re: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal

Got the new discs and pads fitted last week. MTEC drilled and grooved discs all round along with EBC Ultimax 2 pads, plus new Meyle handbrake shoes. The rear pads plus shoes looked like they were replaced last year just before I got the car and they were in pretty good condition but all new ones wer...
by g8jka
Mon 27 Feb, 2017 18:15
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: angel eyes headlights upgrade for 1997 Z3
Replies: 8
Views: 1800

Re: angel eyes headlights upgrade for 1997 Z3

If you want an even cheaper option, you can use toothpaste as a cutting compound on them. Or if you don't believe this then T-Cut will work (I don't even know if they still sell this stuff nowadays!).
by g8jka
Sat 25 Feb, 2017 22:15
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 190266

Re: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye

It was great whilst it worked, but I think it gave up after 18-24 months as the connector started to play up and eventually it stopped working. A great idea and was simple to use but the connector in the plate that the phone sits in is quite flimsy and when you constantly putting the phone in and ou...
by g8jka
Wed 22 Feb, 2017 17:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Secondary Air Pump
Replies: 14
Views: 2152

Re: Secondary Air Pump

There was an old thread ( sorry, can't remember where!) on here where someone made a blanking plate so that the whole assembly can be binned, possibly gookah? if my poor memory is right ! Wow, what a memory!! The pump was noisy on my son's car so I disconnected it. However doing that alone will cau...
by g8jka
Thu 16 Feb, 2017 22:02
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 10220

Re: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal

Had a spare day on Sunday which gave me (well Gookah!) a chance to get my new manifold fitted. This came from a 3.0 X5, the same as those fitted to the E46 330 which are the ones needed to fit the 2.8 facelifts. All that is needed is the manifold, DISA valve (which is bigger) and a throttle body ada...
by g8jka
Thu 16 Feb, 2017 21:44
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 10220

Re: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal

Thanks mate :thumb:
by g8jka
Thu 16 Feb, 2017 12:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What price genuine diff carrier bushes
Replies: 12
Views: 1217

Re: What price genuine diff carrier bushes

Gookah is waiting on a new diff cover, comes with the bush for £81
by g8jka
Thu 09 Feb, 2017 21:23
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 10220

Re: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal

MpowerRob wrote:Love the new roof looks amazing, was the price with fitting included or was that more on top of the £300 :?:
No £300 fully fitted and he cleaned up the old seals. Found a couple of rivets and bits of cloth behind the seats since then though :lol:
by g8jka
Tue 07 Feb, 2017 23:14
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 10220

Re: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal

Managed to get a couple of jobs done of my list, hopefully have them all done in a month or two. Firstly I have re-wrapped the centre console, steering wheel tabs and door card plastic trims with burgundy carbon fibre, as I never liked the brushed steel I used last time and this stuff matches the ne...
by g8jka
Wed 25 Jan, 2017 17:50
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted. Numerous parts.
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Re: Wanted. Numerous parts.

Plenty of second hand bonnets are about but a decent one with no dents probably won't be cheap, especially if your after one in a certain colour. What colour is your car? Side skirts are still available new from BMW, which is probably your better option than second hand as you will struggle to find ...
by g8jka
Sat 07 Jan, 2017 13:46
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 10220

Re: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal

It did have one and then got filthy again, washed it the day before I went to get the top and it got filthy again. Its been washed since and is filthy again :head:

Might just park it in the garage and not use it
by g8jka
Mon 02 Jan, 2017 21:58
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 10220

Re: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal

So just before Christmas I made a 3 hour journey down to Jack Smith Trimmers in Swansea for a new roof. I used the guy in Croydon previously for a blue roof and since then his prices have gone up to just under £400 which was for a black or blue one. This time I wanted something different and decided...
by g8jka
Sun 01 Jan, 2017 16:27
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop
Replies: 14
Views: 1854

Re: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop

Gookah has his wrapped in satin black, looks great. I think it was brianh who had his wrapped in black a while ago on is dakar 3.0 which also looked great.
by g8jka
Fri 30 Dec, 2016 11:00
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal
Replies: 661
Views: 167987

Re: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal

This is dying to be put back on the road, such a shame seeing a car like that be sat in storage :roll:
by g8jka
Thu 22 Dec, 2016 14:31
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 10220

Re: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal

What's the graphic on the side gills? Its a sillohette of a lowered Z3, you can get them from eBay, just ordered some red ones to match the new roof. New red roof :D Suits it nicely! When are we going to see it with the LMs and roof together? Won't be until March time now, I can't wait to see how i...
by g8jka
Tue 20 Dec, 2016 18:43
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 10220

Re: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal

:D Update at the end of the week

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by g8jka
Sun 18 Dec, 2016 16:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD - Genuine BMW Winter Wheels & Winter Tyres £140
Replies: 10
Views: 2024

Re: F/S Genuine BMW Winter Wheels & Winter Tyres £140

Hi mate, yes they are still available and I believe they will fit fine on most 1 series (not ones with huge brakes). They actually came off an E87 120D. Is Wednesday the only day you would be able to collect?