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by kjb1
Fri 02 Jun, 2017 09:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: HID headlights and foglights. Now Sold
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: HID headlights and foglights

They are not reflectors, they are projectors. I have no issue with putting hid's in a projector unit, ie. where they are meant to be. Issue comes when fitting to reflector style original units.

that is a bargain!!


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by kjb1
Sun 28 May, 2017 07:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wet Carpet
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Wet Carpet

Mine dried out fully when removed. No mildew etc. Have you tested car with roof up and carpets out to confirm you solved issues with leaks etc? ie, vapour barriers, the bolts securing the roof to body, seals externally, drain points etc?




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by kjb1
Mon 22 May, 2017 18:01
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Kat's Z3 Widebody
Replies: 59
Views: 9240

Re: Kat's Z3 Widebody

like the car, agreed wheels silver, looks far more retro in silver


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by kjb1
Tue 02 May, 2017 22:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: M52 Induction Kits
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: M52 Induction Kits

Sounds bit like a csl e46 M3 [emoji1303]


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by kjb1
Tue 02 May, 2017 12:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 2.8 atlanta blue cheap
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Z3 2.8 atlanta blue cheap

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by kjb1
Mon 01 May, 2017 14:04
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 2.8 atlanta blue cheap
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Z3 2.8 atlanta blue cheap

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by kjb1
Mon 01 May, 2017 13:59
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 2.8 atlanta blue cheap
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Z3 2.8 atlanta blue cheap

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by kjb1
Mon 01 May, 2017 08:23
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 2.8 atlanta blue cheap
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Z3 2.8 atlanta blue cheap

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by kjb1
Mon 01 May, 2017 06:06
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £1900
Replies: 23
Views: 4503

Re: 2000 Z3 2.0 manual, Topaz blue, blue leather & hood, £19

lovely car, good luck with the sale [emoji1303]


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by kjb1
Sun 30 Apr, 2017 15:36
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Oops I did it again!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1581

Re: Oops I did it again!!

How cheap is cheap? Im currently in market for reasonably priced Z4, looking at ideally getting one for £2300 ish?


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by kjb1
Thu 26 May, 2016 16:51
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 2.8 FOR SALE £2600 ( BRAND NEW ROOF ) Z3M SEATS RARE
Replies: 6
Views: 1312

Re: BMW Z3 2.8 FOR SALE £2600 ( BRAND NEW ROOF ) Z3M SEATS R

I've seen kjb1's car and it's a nice, tidy car. When I saw it there was a bit of paint required but as that's been sorted now it should be a good looker. Many thanks for the vouch. Yes with the paint it will be looking great I am sure. Picking it up tomorrow hopefully, good machine polish of rest o...
by kjb1
Mon 23 May, 2016 10:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 2.8 FOR SALE £2600 ( BRAND NEW ROOF ) Z3M SEATS RARE
Replies: 6
Views: 1312

Re: BMW Z3 2.8 FOR SALE £2300 ( BRAND NEW ROOF ) Z3M SEATS R

Ok, this car needs to go asap, price reduced to £2300, absolute steal, cost me £120 for dents to be removed alone!! and car has just gone in for respray of bonnet, rear bumper and wing mirror bases along with few extra touch ups. I am very out of pocket on this car now, after it needed all these bit...
by kjb1
Mon 23 May, 2016 10:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 2.8 FOR SALE £2600 ( BRAND NEW ROOF ) Z3M SEATS RARE
Replies: 6
Views: 1312

Re: BMW Z3 2.8 FOR SALE £2300 ( BRAND NEW ROOF ) Z3M SEATS R

Ok, this car needs to go asap, price reduced to £2300, absolute steal, cost me £120 for dents to be removed alone!! and car has just gone in for respray of bonnet, rear bumper and wing mirror bases along with few extra touch ups. I am very out of pocket on this car now, after it needed all these bit...
by kjb1
Wed 18 May, 2016 12:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 2.8 FOR SALE £2600 ( BRAND NEW ROOF ) Z3M SEATS RARE
Replies: 6
Views: 1312

BMW Z3 2.8 FOR SALE £2600 ( BRAND NEW ROOF ) Z3M SEATS RARE

Hi all. Selling my 2.8 Z3, with brand new hood, Z3M two tone leather heated seats, 17" wheels, atlanta blue, lots of history, ( as in a LOT ), electric roof, grab a bargain, £2600, recently purchased from a member here, selling for what I paid for it and works done so far to recoup money. Many thank...
by kjb1
Wed 18 May, 2016 10:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3893

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

Ok, so a terrible few weeks. Ended up writing my brand new Mercedes off in bad fog. So now have to sell the Z3 to put funds towards another family car. Sad to say but this car is now back up for sale, if anyone wants it, it will be £2600 now, to cover all my costs so far on this car, still very chea...
by kjb1
Sun 08 May, 2016 23:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wing mirror removal. Can i do it without removing door card
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Re: Wing mirror removal. Can i do it without removing door

so if i get glass etc out i can get to the two nuts which hold the whole housing in place on the door?


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by kjb1
Sun 08 May, 2016 09:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Squeaky steering wheel fix ( read this )
Replies: 22
Views: 3150

Re: Squeaky steering wheel fix ( read this )

I am afraid the answer is no! Gave both couplings a really good dousing in the GT85 and worked the steering back and forth for a few minutes - no change at all. My issue must be something inside the steering wheel assembly itself. my noise is not quite a squeak, its more like a graunch and only hap...
by kjb1
Sun 08 May, 2016 07:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Removing CD changer
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: Removing CD changer

it will be as you say, unclip cables, unbolt housing, cable tie cables somewhere out the way.


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by kjb1
Sun 08 May, 2016 07:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wing mirror removal. Can i do it without removing door card
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Wing mirror removal. Can i do it without removing door card

Question. Can mirrors be removed from the body without having to take door cards off? if so, anyone got a walk through?

reason being Ive just sorted door cards out / repaired, glued, new tabs etc. Dont want to disturb them if possible.


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by kjb1
Sat 07 May, 2016 22:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Squeaky steering wheel fix ( read this )
Replies: 22
Views: 3150

Re: Squeaky steering wheel fix ( read this )

This is very timely advice. My steering wheel squeak started up in Scotland last September. The car had been parked outside all week and it had been a cold night. My Z is normally pampered in a warm garage so I put it down to this. However it has got worse and more persistent and only seems to happ...
by kjb1
Sat 07 May, 2016 22:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3893

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

mrscalex wrote:I have steering wheel jealously. I did mine today with cheap Simonez leather cleaning tissues and Autoglym leather balm. It came up good but not as good as yours.

I'll have to buy some of that Gliptone stuff.
its great stuff, highly recommend it.
by kjb1
Sat 07 May, 2016 21:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3893

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

Very impressive work and well worth it! As you would have found out, that carpet underlay is seriously thick 1.5" - 2" in places and with a constant window leak will become totally saturated. However the carpet itself seems dry on top, but check out what's lurking further down...........as I found ...
by kjb1
Sat 07 May, 2016 18:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3893

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

Southernboy wrote:Aha ! a little elbow grease and it looks brilliant - may have saved yourself a few bob for now.... 8-)
yes to be fair it has! glad you said about it now. Also fixed the wind deflector today and cleaned with gliptone aswell, couple of small jobs but sure has made a difference!!
by kjb1
Sat 07 May, 2016 13:33
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3893

For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

The stitching on the steering wheel looks like it could use an old toothbrush and some cleaner, and then perhaps a dab of godd black leather dye ??.... :D For the time being you made me want to clean the wheel. Out came the liquid leather gliptone gt15 gentle leather cleaner. Im amazed at the resul...
by kjb1
Sat 07 May, 2016 13:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch delay valve mod, also ......
Replies: 13
Views: 1269

Re: Clutch delay valve mod, also ......

but im guessing its been tried and tested as its a thread from USA, and Im guessing all cars got cruise over there. Thats some assumption that because its a thread from the states its OK! Just like us, Cruse control will have been an option at the time of manufacture. If you do this mod let us know...
by kjb1
Sat 07 May, 2016 11:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch delay valve mod, also ......
Replies: 13
Views: 1269

Re: Clutch delay valve mod, also ......

Another thought popped into my head yesterday and that is to be very careful about carrying out this swicth removal mod in case the same switch is a cruise cancel switch. You could find that the engine races away if you dip the clutch on cruise and the switch is not there to cancel the cruise funct...
by kjb1
Sat 07 May, 2016 09:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Windscreen woes
Replies: 21
Views: 2630

Re: Windscreen woes

Windscreen finally done yesterday. Having been promised an OE spec screen off the same production line as a BMW part a Safevue brand was fitted. I'm struggling to find anything about this brand but the little I can find suggests it is not OE spec. Does anyone know anything of Safevue? How is the sc...
by kjb1
Sat 07 May, 2016 08:35
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3893

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

that will be wifeys christmas present to me this year I think! hahaha


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by kjb1
Sat 07 May, 2016 08:23
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3893

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

Southernboy wrote:The stitching on the steering wheel looks like it could use an old toothbrush and some cleaner, and then perhaps a dab of godd black leather dye ??.... :D
im thinking more a retrim by royale !!

its seen better days.
by kjb1
Fri 06 May, 2016 21:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3893

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

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by kjb1
Fri 06 May, 2016 21:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3893

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

tonights effort:

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new gear knob


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by kjb1
Thu 05 May, 2016 19:15
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3893

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

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by kjb1
Thu 05 May, 2016 19:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine
Replies: 46
Views: 3893

Re: For Sale 1999 2.8 Z3 M52 TU engine

Update: carpets now dried windows fixed ( all fix points were very loose, tightened up with 10mm socket, and a good dousing of lithium and silicone spray, now smooth as butter!!! dents removed via pdr guy New wheels fitted 17" Door cards repaired, new clips in, all tight and minus rattles now Sent f...
by kjb1
Thu 05 May, 2016 12:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine Breakdowns?
Replies: 19
Views: 1777

Re: Engine Breakdowns?

Bombshell61 wrote:I have been told that I need a new expansion tank on my 1998 Z3 - is this a difficult job that would require a mechanic?
if you are asking this question, then I would say yes

( no offence )
by kjb1
Wed 04 May, 2016 22:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Squeaky steering wheel fix ( read this )
Replies: 22
Views: 3150

Re: Squeaky steering wheel fix ( read this )

Del wrote:Just done mine - cured the squeak that had recently developed :D
great, satisfying job, my squeak was horrific
by kjb1
Wed 04 May, 2016 15:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2.8 staggered wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: 2.8 staggered wheels

beerbelly wrote:send me your mobile no ill take some pics today at work and txt them to you
pics ??
by kjb1
Wed 04 May, 2016 07:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Asc switch
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: Asc switch

my 97' 1.9 didnt have ASC. You had a dash which has asc button but car doesn't maybe?


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by kjb1
Tue 03 May, 2016 13:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Make me an offer!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2572

Re: Make me an offer!!!

pictures would help a for sale thread immensely


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by kjb1
Mon 02 May, 2016 22:36
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bertiejaffa's ///M
Replies: 63
Views: 11542

Re: Bertiejaffa's ///M

love the car, hate those grills, put originals back pleeaassseeee!! [emoji1] ha ha... Thanks (I think) no she stays as she is for now... I'm considering doing the grill effect on the rear between the pipes :twisted: don't do it!! noooo. [emoji1] And return the original grills, car is a beaut bar th...
by kjb1
Mon 02 May, 2016 21:54
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bertiejaffa's ///M
Replies: 63
Views: 11542

Re: Bertiejaffa's ///M

love the car, hate those grills, put originals back pleeaassseeee!! [emoji1]


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by kjb1
Mon 02 May, 2016 18:36
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: unblock A Pillar drains
Replies: 15
Views: 2006

Re: unblock A Pillar drains

sounds like a nice fix!!!

well done. does it look like normal now? as in you cannot tell?


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by kjb1
Mon 02 May, 2016 17:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Squeaky steering wheel fix ( read this )
Replies: 22
Views: 3150

Squeaky steering wheel fix ( read this )

Vic-Z3 wrote:Squeak Gone .................................. :cheers

Get out there and do it .................... :arrow:
nice easy fix isn't it!!
by kjb1
Mon 02 May, 2016 11:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Squeaky steering wheel fix ( read this )
Replies: 22
Views: 3150

Re: Squeaky steering wheel fix ( read this )

So, success?
by kjb1
Mon 02 May, 2016 09:19
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: unblock A Pillar drains
Replies: 15
Views: 2006

Re: unblock A Pillar drains

Right ok. No im not too sure how it attaches, but dont be frightened of pulling it off where its gone bad, it cant get any worse can it haha!

I would do as said and try and get some butyl under there then reseal with granville clear silicone or the like.




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by kjb1
Sun 01 May, 2016 22:23
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: unblock A Pillar drains
Replies: 15
Views: 2006

Re: unblock A Pillar drains

so the issue is that you need the rubber at position 1 to be the same as position 2?

if so can you get anything behind the rubber to help push it back out? ie. Fill it out?


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by kjb1
Sun 01 May, 2016 20:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch delay valve mod, also ......
Replies: 13
Views: 1269

Re: Clutch delay valve mod, also ......

like it! a free fix!! nice one. Think I will also do the other mod and reverse if not happy.

Cheers


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by kjb1
Sun 01 May, 2016 20:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch delay valve mod, also ......
Replies: 13
Views: 1269

Re: Clutch delay valve mod, also ......

what exactly is this wiring mod taking care of then?

is the cdv removal worth doing also? what part do I need to put a straight through in in place of it?


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by kjb1
Sun 01 May, 2016 19:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch delay valve mod, also ......
Replies: 13
Views: 1269

Re: Clutch delay valve mod, also ......

why can I not simply do this wiring modification? mentioned in the link I posted would this not solve the issue?
by kjb1
Sun 01 May, 2016 18:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clutch delay valve mod, also ......
Replies: 13
Views: 1269

Clutch delay valve mod, also ......

Hi, just querying this. I have a BMW Z3 2.8 on a 99' plate with the m52TU engine. Lots of info already discovered on smoothing out the gear change. Would like to know if I need to physically remove cdv if I have one? or whether ai could do this mod here, which simply involves snipping a wire etc. Pl...
by kjb1
Sun 01 May, 2016 18:10
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: unblock A Pillar drains
Replies: 15
Views: 2006

Re: unblock A Pillar drains

Brian H wrote:Plastic strimmer wire goes down a treat, gets rid of the crap down there.
any pictures to show us? where to put strimmer wire etc