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by g8jka
Mon 01 Aug, 2016 12:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: stock at zedfest...Z3
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: stock at zedfest...Z3

PM'd about a gear knob
by g8jka
Sun 31 Jul, 2016 20:46
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Cleaning BBS LM reps
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Re: Cleaning BBS LM reps

They are a pain to clean but look great when they are. Before you fit them (I presume they are new?) make sure you seal them with a good quality sealant and probably a couple of coats. Poorboys wheel sealant is ok but doesn't last that long or use something like Collinite 476 or FK100P (I think that...
by g8jka
Sat 30 Jul, 2016 11:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: Door Removal

Thanks mate, looks straight forward.
by g8jka
Fri 29 Jul, 2016 23:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: Door Removal

Thanks, I think I've seen the 2 nuts/bolts your on about but wasn't sure how to get at them as only had a quick look. The rest off the removal looks pretty straight forward although I need to swap the locks over on the drivers door.
by g8jka
Fri 29 Jul, 2016 20:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Door Removal

Anyone know the easiest way to remove the doors? Does all the wiring need to be disconnected inside the door itself or can you disconnect it from under the footwell somewhere? It would be easier to access connections inside the footwell I presume and feed them through rather then get it all from out...
by g8jka
Tue 26 Jul, 2016 20:03
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 ROOF WITH EXCELLENT REAR WINDOW.
Replies: 12
Views: 1509

Re: BMW Z3 ROOF WITH EXCELLENT REAR WINDOW.

Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. It all depends on how bad the ones on my new zed are as they have had a dodgy repair in the past, but its not on the road yet and I don't know if and how bad it leaks so I don't know how quickly I might need some!
by g8jka
Tue 26 Jul, 2016 14:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 ROOF WITH EXCELLENT REAR WINDOW.
Replies: 12
Views: 1509

Re: BMW Z3 ROOF WITH EXCELLENT REAR WINDOW.

If it's an OEM window you might want to consider cutting your losses and selling only that for probably not far short of your latest asking price if you put it on ebay. Changing whole roofs doesn't seem to be something people tackle much (I guess they have new budget roof skins fitted instead) whic...
by g8jka
Mon 25 Jul, 2016 23:27
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted cheap Z3 facelift
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

Re: Wanted cheap Z3 facelift

I won the bidding on the 1.9 with hardtop, just arranging collection/payment, I'm wanting the hardtop off it and will move the car on, hopefully end up with the hardtop for free :D Even if you let the car go for a grand to someone else which would be a steal, you have a hardtop and fitting kit for ...
by g8jka
Mon 25 Jul, 2016 17:56
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted cheap Z3 facelift
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

Re: Wanted cheap Z3 facelift

It's a good way of getting parts you need now by buying a breaker or non runner and taking the parts you want off it and then repairing to sell it on. If you get the right deal it works out a much cheaper way of getting the parts, it just means the initial outlay will be more and it may take time to...
by g8jka
Mon 25 Jul, 2016 17:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2 rebuild journal - The Terd-Mobile
Replies: 95
Views: 9498

Re: Z3 2.2 rebuild journal - The Terd-Mobile

Not sure about the bright look of the bolts. May replace with black ones. But it took me long enough finding exactly the right size for the bolts and bolt clips as it was regardless of colour! http://learmouth.com/robert/Z3/FullSizeRender%20(5).jpg Did you go directly to BMW for the bolts or are th...
by g8jka
Mon 25 Jul, 2016 14:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted cheap Z3 facelift
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

Re: Wanted cheap Z3 facelift

I saw the silver one and thought it would be a decent breaker with clear lights, sports seat etc. And I was watching the 2.0 to see what it went for as mine will soon be up for sale and I wanted to see what they are fetching so mine can be priced accordingly. This 1.9 would have worked out a cheap c...
by g8jka
Mon 25 Jul, 2016 14:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Changing Door and Boot Locks
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: Changing Door and Boot Locks

Thanks for the replies, I could only find the one for the actuator in the knowledgebase and that is not what I need. Its the actual barrels the key is inserted into that I need. Hopefully all will be straight forward.
by g8jka
Sun 24 Jul, 2016 20:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Changing Door and Boot Locks
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Changing Door and Boot Locks

Does anybody know how easy/hard it is to swap the drivers door and boot locks? I am replacing both these panels and want to retain the old locks so the keys still match up and would like to know if its a big job and if anyone has any instructions on how to do it? The boot looks relatively simple wit...
by g8jka
Sun 24 Jul, 2016 08:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2003(03) BMW Z3 3.0i M54 Sports Roadster
Replies: 19
Views: 2192

Re: 2003(03) BMW Z3 3.0i M54 Sports Roadster

Someone on pistonheads is using all of your details in this advert to try and scam buyers, I suggest you report it somehow.
by g8jka
Fri 22 Jul, 2016 09:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted cheap Z3 facelift
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

Re: Wanted cheap Z3 facelift

Really don't understand people like that!
by g8jka
Wed 20 Jul, 2016 17:55
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: ZEDfest August 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2631

Re: ZEDfest August 2016

gookah wrote:My names not down,
does that mean I'm not allowed in?
Yes, he already has a shed in his garden and doesn't need another :D
by g8jka
Wed 20 Jul, 2016 17:50
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted cheap Z3 facelift
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

Re: Wanted cheap Z3 facelift

This one looks pretty good, just high mileage but looks a decent breaker. Sports seats, roll hoops etc You sir are a bit of a hero especially as I'm in Swindon and so is the car by the looks of it. Lets hope I get it - just texted him at 11 o'clock at night :shock: I immediately thought of you when...
by g8jka
Tue 19 Jul, 2016 21:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted cheap Z3 facelift
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

Re: Wanted cheap Z3 facelift

This one looks pretty good, just high mileage but looks a decent breaker. Sports seats, roll hoops etc
by g8jka
Sun 17 Jul, 2016 15:49
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 190104

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

Well its been a great 6 years with this lovely little zed and it has give me some great fun and also memories. It's been a fantastic car over the years and never given me any major problems along the way and I've had so much fun tinkering with it, modding it and keeping it serviced and maintained. A...
by g8jka
Sun 17 Jul, 2016 15:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 7091

Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

bertiejaffa wrote:His work is great and for 395 its a no brainer
Has the price gone upto £395 now? Mine cost £325 a few years ago, but still that is very cheap for the quality and workmanship.
by g8jka
Sun 17 Jul, 2016 11:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218288

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Oh yes....I got some at last.....: https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7165/27732075123_efed699118_k.jpg Yalden got some too.... Job lot? I'm fitting a set of standard hoops now as they seem to be rarer than these nowadays. There's that many Schnitzer hoops about they are probably worth peanuts... I'm no...
by g8jka
Wed 13 Jul, 2016 22:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218288

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

More spare panels :oops: and a passenger door actuator from Andy (thanks mate) http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr64/g8jka/BMW%20Z3/4751720E-B9B0-4507-B000-91A0A0819E4C_zpsu1phdibi.jpg Need to clean them up yet but they look very good on first glance, certainly better than whats on my zed at the m...
by g8jka
Wed 13 Jul, 2016 22:20
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 190104

Re: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Latest Updates

So the zed has been back on the road now since June 1st and I've loved every minute of being back in it after so many months without it. I have done a few more things to it this year and a few at the end of last year. I got a bit bored of the carbon fibre additions made to the interior and after see...
by g8jka
Tue 12 Jul, 2016 20:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fuel sender/pump unit problem
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Fuel sender/pump unit problem

Just changed mine at the weekend, date stamped on it was 2007 so it was overdue a new one!
by g8jka
Sun 03 Jul, 2016 14:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Perspex windscreen
Replies: 12
Views: 1090

Re: Perspex windscreen

They do seem to be more effective than the OEM ones though and you don't lose the ability to see through the rear view mirror when fitted. Although you do lose the option of opening the top cubby box. Also they are the only option you have if you have schnitzer or aftermarket hoops fitted.
by g8jka
Sat 02 Jul, 2016 16:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Perspex windscreen
Replies: 12
Views: 1090

Re: Perspex windscreen

When we made mine I'm pretty sure it was 6mm thick. I also used tinted perspex for a change.
by g8jka
Thu 30 Jun, 2016 16:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2 rebuild journal - The Terd-Mobile
Replies: 95
Views: 9498

Re: Z3 2.2 rebuild journal - The Terd-Mobile

mrscalex wrote:In fact if anyone has a nice set of black Sport seats and door cards they'd like to sell me for a reasonable consideration please PM me.
Pair of facelift sports seats for sale here at £375 over on zroadster.org from Andy, spurs fan in a coupe
by g8jka
Wed 29 Jun, 2016 13:13
Forum: Performance
Topic: steering wheel
Replies: 21
Views: 2310

Re: steering wheel

No mine was also £125 plus a refundable deposit of £100 if you go for the exchange option so you don't have to send him your original wheel. Be aware that the new wheel won't come with the plastic tabs, mine are wrapped in carbon fibre so if you want a colour change you will either have to wrap or s...
by g8jka
Sat 25 Jun, 2016 12:58
Forum: Performance
Topic: steering wheel
Replies: 21
Views: 2310

Re: steering wheel

This is mine, had it double padded, with perforated leather at the sides and smooth nappa top and bottom finished off with silver stitching to match the colour of the car and my carbon dash. This is probably one of the best mods I have done and it really improves the driving experience and feels muc...
by g8jka
Thu 23 Jun, 2016 15:32
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: I'm not anal about this but..........
Replies: 18
Views: 1379

Re: I'm not anal about this but..........

Easiest way is to cover the front end in cling film after you have cleaned it, drive to the show and then remove to reveal a freshly cleaned front end underneath :D
by g8jka
Fri 10 Jun, 2016 17:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218288

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Some new LED sidelight bulbs and a stainless steel backbox.
by g8jka
Thu 09 Jun, 2016 11:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New member!
Replies: 10
Views: 1258

Re: New member!

When I purchased my 2.0 it had the same problem, airbag light was on and we couldn't read the airbag ECU. Took me a while to find a second hand one with the same number but after swapping it over the airbag ECU was able to be read straight away and we could clear the light. Nice looking zed by the w...
by g8jka
Tue 07 Jun, 2016 18:29
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMW Santapod 2016 - 19th June
Replies: 2
Views: 820

Re: BMW Santapod 2016 - 19th June

Yes, there's about 20 going from over on .org and I think yocky had some spare passes if your interested for the stand. Otherwise you can turn up and pay on the day but won't be able to display your car. Here's the thread.
by g8jka
Sun 05 Jun, 2016 11:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218288

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Oil filter, fuel filter, pressed metal plates, new tyres fitted and summer wheels back on the car.

Taxed and insured after being sorned and being unable to drive for 6 months, great to be back on the road again 8-)
by g8jka
Tue 24 May, 2016 00:14
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: ABS fault. Pump?
Replies: 13
Views: 1730

Re: ABS fault. Pump?

Very similar problems to mine, hit the brake pedal and the brakes locked up, pedal vibrated and a strange buzzing noise happened like the ABS was trying to work. Diagnosed as a faulty pump so fitted a second hand unit with the same part number which partially fixed it. Only thing was the traction c...
by g8jka
Mon 23 May, 2016 16:48
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: ABS fault. Pump?
Replies: 13
Views: 1730

Re: ABS fault. Pump?

Very similar problems to mine, hit the brake pedal and the brakes locked up, pedal vibrated and a strange buzzing noise happened like the ABS was trying to work. Diagnosed as a faulty pump so fitted a second hand unit with the same part number which partially fixed it. Only thing was the traction co...
by g8jka
Mon 23 May, 2016 16:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What are these wheels, please?
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: What are these wheels, please?

Yes, style 78 as above and should be 7.5 fronts and 8.5 rears. Front tyres are normally 225/45/17 and rear tyres 245/40/17. You will find the rim specs on the face of the wheel.
by g8jka
Wed 18 May, 2016 23:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window replacement near to Stockport, Cheshire?
Replies: 18
Views: 1919

Re: Rear window replacement near to Stockport, Cheshire?

Personally if my car was in show condition and I wanted to keep it original and mint it would go into BMW. I don't think £400 is that bad considering the cost of a genuine screen and the price they charge for labour and especially compared to the thousands they charge to supply and fit a genuine roof.
by g8jka
Wed 18 May, 2016 11:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front end rebuild
Replies: 15
Views: 1752

Re: Front end rebuild

mrscalex wrote:The seats, tail lamps, 3rd brake lights, door cards and rear trim/box/roll loops are removed but that seems to be about it.
Don't forget you need a pair of wing mirrors also :D
by g8jka
Sat 14 May, 2016 00:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: £1850 really???????????????
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: £1850 really???????????????

Been in an accident before and down as a CAT C and has been fitted with a 1.9 front bumper instead of the wide mouth 6 cylinder bumper. Worth a look for the price, doesn't look bad on the pics.
by g8jka
Mon 02 May, 2016 14:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: abs faults
Replies: 8
Views: 975

Re: abs faults

My ABS unit gave up so we swapped it for a second hand unit with the same part number, think it was around 40 quid if I remember. We didn't code it at first as it seemed to work fine and you could use the switch to turn it on and off, but it never used to flash as it should when the car was wheel sp...
by g8jka
Fri 29 Apr, 2016 10:59
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bertiejaffa's ///M
Replies: 63
Views: 11421

Re: Bertiejaffa's ///M

Wow, that's some great work your doing it's going to look amazing when finished. I'm thinking of a colour change on the centre console and quite like the brushed steel look but think I'd go with silver again. Nice work on the gauges as well. Are you selling the ///M carpet pieces by any chance? :lol:
by g8jka
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 19:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218288

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

bertiejaffa wrote:Little tin of airfix Ferrari red paint (Southernboy will know what for...)
Painting the needles on the dials maybe?

New headlight bulbs for me, plus a mount which will need to be modified to fit my new dashcam and a couple of new tyres about a week ago.
by g8jka
Sat 23 Apr, 2016 21:46
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 190104

Re: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Aero Rear Bumper Update

So this year hasn't been the best so far as I was in hospital from the start of January with a very serious illness, only being discharged a couple of week ago despite not being back to full fitness. Fortunately the zed was not neglected and spent the duration tucked away in Gookah's garage, apart f...
by g8jka
Thu 21 Apr, 2016 18:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z 3 Gear knob wanted.
Replies: 13
Views: 760

Re: Z 3 Gear knob wanted.

I have a genuine 5 speed ///M one finished in matt chrome and leather which is in excellent condition. I'd let it go for £40 including postage if your interested.

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by g8jka
Tue 19 Apr, 2016 18:56
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 2003 3.0i Sport Edition Roadster Individual
Replies: 42
Views: 6903

Re: New Beginnings - 2003 3.0i Sport Edition Roadster Indivi

Sorry I just couldn't cope looking at the picture of it upside down anymore, my OCD was driving me mad. I have seen them and like you say they are expensive, that's why I originally went for one in the sump but the housing is definitely the best place for them. Any news on the Hamaan top have you go...
by g8jka
Tue 19 Apr, 2016 15:04
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 2003 3.0i Sport Edition Roadster Individual
Replies: 42
Views: 6903

Re: New Beginnings - 2003 3.0i Sport Edition Roadster Indivi

That's the wiring guide I used when I fitted my ///M console and you did a good thing getting an originally wiring loom as it should be straight forward now. Where is your sensor for the oil temperature? I fitted mine in the sump but have never been sure if it gives the correct reading it will be in...
by g8jka
Fri 15 Apr, 2016 22:14
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Progress! (fwj01's 2.0l - Oxford Green)
Replies: 103
Views: 18354

Re: Progress! (fwj01's 2.0l - Oxford Green)

One of my favourite zeds, its going to look great on the new wheels and its surprising how much more modern a zed can look just by de-tangoing. Did you cover the indicators in the headlights with a tint?
by g8jka
Mon 11 Apr, 2016 18:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop fitting kit
Replies: 15
Views: 1441

Re: Hardtop fitting kit

I wouldn't worry too much about the heated rear window. I've never needed it when my top was fitted. I could probably make my own loom for the heated window, looks like a simple loom with basic plugs. Picking up the hardtop tomorrow, going to be interesting with no rear fixing brackets, lots of cab...
by g8jka
Sat 05 Mar, 2016 21:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218288

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

peter2b wrote:just went to Shrewsbury BMW garage ordered new bulb for the heater knob and a light switch £59 not in stock, they had only sold 1 bulb since they opened
peter2b
I'm pretty sure that was me who had the said bulb from there :lol: