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by g8jka
Tue 02 Feb, 2016 21:23
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12378

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time

Definitely up there with my favourite zeds on the forum, looks stunning :thumb:
by g8jka
Mon 01 Feb, 2016 20:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218432

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Yes it is bonded on to the door card, you need to remove the door card to access the back where there is some melted plastic plugs that hold the trim in place. These need to be cut off and you can take the plastic trim off to be sprayed. Best way to attach them back on is to clamp it back onto the d...
by g8jka
Sat 30 Jan, 2016 16:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Wheels

They would look nice on any zed, a classic wheel to suit a classic car. I run similar with BBS LM's although they are 18" but the widths are 8" and 9" and sit pretty well. Just check the offsets, but these will look fantastic on your zed.
by g8jka
Sat 02 Jan, 2016 22:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheap Halfords Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 2443

Re: Cheap Halfords Oil

It is still available everywhere, although the code doesn't appear on the website. Add one 5L tub to the basket and enter the code FREEOIL2 into the promo code box and it will add another 5L tub FOC.
by g8jka
Wed 30 Dec, 2015 16:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheap Halfords Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 2443

Re: Cheap Halfords Oil

Eurocarparts currently have their triple qx 5w40 fully synthetic oil on offer, buy one get one free on the 5l tubs.

Works out at £19.43 for 10 litres, which is a much better deal than the current halfords offer.
by g8jka
Mon 07 Dec, 2015 18:51
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: F/S BMW (Borbet) 16" Alloy Wheels & Runflat Winter Tyres
Replies: 0
Views: 461

F/S BMW (Borbet) 16" Alloy Wheels & Runflat Winter Tyres

I am selling these on behalf of my Grandad, who had them fitted to an F20 1 Series. The specifications are all within the limits of fitting a Z3, even though the offsets are fairly low. Looking on will they fit, compared to a style 55 16 alloy they stick out a further 15mm both on the front and rear...
by g8jka
Fri 04 Dec, 2015 17:02
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 190128

Re: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Aero Rear Bumper

Yes it will be painted but probably not until the new year now, just need to get a few quotes and find a decent bodyshop that can do it for a reasonable price. The exhaust tips now look a little lost against the cut out so they need to come out further but I'm thinking of getting some new ones or ma...
by g8jka
Wed 02 Dec, 2015 21:39
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 190128

Re: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Aero Rear Bumper

Thanks, would have been nice to go up with another 2.0 but there's not many about. I can see what you mean, there is not a lot of add on mods that look good on zeds as they look a bit stuck on and like they shouldn't be there. Even the aero one is on the limits imho, I think it should look good when...
by g8jka
Wed 02 Dec, 2015 16:52
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 190128

Re: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Aero Rear Bumper

Love the side gills. Don't like the angel eyes, because of that colour. Don't like aero rear bumper, because looks out of place without aero side skirts. Thanks, as the aero bumpers are so rare I got it whilst I had the chance. It would look better with the side skirts but again these are extremely...
by g8jka
Wed 02 Dec, 2015 15:44
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 190128

Re: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Aero Rear Bumper

gookah wrote:not really fair, my 2.8 v David's 2.0 so unfortunately he lost out, but nice photo opportunity
Only because Ben was driving yours, if it was you in the drivers seat we would still be waiting for you to cross the finish line :roflmao:
by g8jka
Wed 02 Dec, 2015 15:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air Conditioning Servicing.
Replies: 12
Views: 1415

Re: Air Conditioning Servicing.

Same with the cruise control, how often can you use that in UK? Mine didn't come with cruise control and I have never had a car with it fitted and I never thought I would be that bothered about using it. Anyway I decided to retrofit it into my zed as it wasn't that expensive or difficult to do, it ...
by g8jka
Tue 01 Dec, 2015 18:52
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 190128

Re: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Aero Rear Bumper

Gookah (well my brother driving) and me going down the strip, looks like twins

Image
by g8jka
Tue 01 Dec, 2015 18:50
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 190128

Re: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Aero Rear Bumper

MpowerRob wrote:Love the Santa pod picture, haven't been up there for ages used to go nearly every month for run what you brung what 1/4 time did you get?
Best was 16.6 if I remember, don't know if that's any good for a 2.0 as there was no others to compare it too.
by g8jka
Mon 30 Nov, 2015 16:59
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 190128

Re: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Aero Rear Bumper (Nov 201

Now the weather has changed I've got my winter wheels and hardtop back on ready for the next few month winter motoring. Also I managed to source a brand new aerodynamics rear bumper which I've been after for ages, still needs to be sprayed as its only primed at the moment (probably after christmas),...
by g8jka
Mon 30 Nov, 2015 16:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218432

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

New waterpump, thermostat and housing plus 5L of antifreeze and some new carbon fibre wheel badges to replace the faded ones on my summer wheels. Oh and an aerodynamic rear bumper :D (Needs to be sprayed as its just primed at the moment but the trial fit all went well) http://i470.photobucket.com/al...
by g8jka
Thu 26 Nov, 2015 14:44
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 2003 3.0i Sport Edition Roadster Individual
Replies: 42
Views: 6909

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

I can't wait to see which route your going down with this zed, your old one was fantastic. Looks like you have already picked up plenty of new and rare parts. I have sourced an aero rear bumper for mine which I need to collect so I may be in touch for a little help soon with regards to fitting it. ...
by g8jka
Wed 18 Nov, 2015 17:47
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 2003 3.0i Sport Edition Roadster Individual
Replies: 42
Views: 6909

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

I can't wait to see which route your going down with this zed, your old one was fantastic. Looks like you have already picked up plenty of new and rare parts. I have sourced an aero rear bumper for mine which I need to collect so I may be in touch for a little help soon with regards to fitting it. L...
by g8jka
Sun 08 Nov, 2015 16:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Bought, close the tread pls (z3m side mirrors)
Replies: 33
Views: 4501

Re: WTB: Z3M side mirrors, Z3M side grills

Yes you are correct about the price between new and used vents, there is not much difference and the price of them mirrors in pretty outrageous and you still need to factor in the cost of spraying. I just thought I'd give you the option as you posted a thread saying you WTB and these items don't com...
by g8jka
Sun 08 Nov, 2015 12:49
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Bought, close the tread pls (z3m side mirrors)
Replies: 33
Views: 4501

Re: WTB: Z3M side mirrors, Z3M side grills

There is a shop in Germany that is called zettiworld where you can still get brand new mirror and vents. I had a set of mirrors from him a while back (they have doubled in price now) and the service was fantastic. I also had a set of facelift clear rear lights and both items came within 3 days from ...
by g8jka
Thu 05 Nov, 2015 14:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218432

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

apart from the bumps towards the rear of the hardtop and possibly a slightly flatter line as it comes over the top of the rear window are there any other differences ? The lower profile, reduced 'hot rod' style rear screen and the bumps are the main differences. IMO the roof is massively overpriced...
by g8jka
Thu 29 Oct, 2015 17:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted, cruise control retrofit items
Replies: 9
Views: 1897

Re: Wanted, cruise control retrofit items

You also need the switch for the back of the brake pedal (again a few quid off ebay). Fitting is 60 mins tops already fitted.... it uses the brake light switch, some models need a clutch switch but on the 3.0 that will also be fitted. sorry couldn't remember which pedal it was fitted to - obvious w...
by g8jka
Sun 11 Oct, 2015 15:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218432

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A pair of new air intake hoses to replace the old ones that were split
by g8jka
Wed 02 Sep, 2015 17:18
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: deni2s Z3
Replies: 111
Views: 23073

Re: deni2s Z3

That's why I asked, I noticed the difference in the last pic to the rest of them.

Looking good 8-)
by g8jka
Tue 01 Sep, 2015 16:26
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: deni2s Z3
Replies: 111
Views: 23073

Re: deni2s Z3

Looks great as always, have you fitted ///M gills now?
by g8jka
Fri 21 Aug, 2015 22:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: First mod on my Orinoco, 17s or 18s ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: First mod on my Orinoco, 17s or 18s ?

Thanks, you have great taste! Fortunately I have both of the sets you have mentioned and run the style 78's in winter and the LM reps in the summer. In terms of ride I don't find a massive difference between the 2, apart from the 18's are a little harsher on ride quality but this is probably down to...
by g8jka
Thu 02 Jul, 2015 17:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3521

Re: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?

I need more than 1 option as I have 3 :shock:

1 silver brushed aluminium, 1 black wrapped in black carbon fibre and 1 black ///M one wrapped in silver carbon fibre :D
by g8jka
Fri 22 May, 2015 15:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218432

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Rear discs and pads, handbrake shoes and fitting kit plus some caliper paint.
by g8jka
Fri 22 May, 2015 15:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Chrome rings
Replies: 12
Views: 1657

Re: Chrome rings

Joycey wrote:I had a company design some custom halo rings to fit :)
Sounds interesting Lee, any more info or are you keeping them a secret?
by g8jka
Mon 18 May, 2015 23:46
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 190128

Re: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - New Dash Cam (Mar 2015)

I Love what you have been doing with your car do you have a link to the angle eyes that you purchased . thanks Sorry missed your post! The were these ones . Although the need modifying slightly to make them fit into the Z3's lights but all you need to do is trim some of the LED's off to make the ri...
by g8jka
Thu 14 May, 2015 15:53
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bertiejaffa's ///M
Replies: 63
Views: 11473

Re: Bertiejaffa's ///M

I quite like it and admire the work you have done and are doing to it to get it back to an exceptional standard, by spending money on it to have the paintwork refreshed and the mechanical work done properly. Its not your usual car you see owned by some boy racer that puts on a kit of this type, only...
by g8jka
Wed 06 May, 2015 18:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Angel Eyes
Replies: 9
Views: 1421

Re: Angel Eyes

Couple of measurements here :) Ones that fit infront of lenses http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr64/g8jka/3fcffb14-2986-40d1-bd1f-fe0d6c65a6f3_zps9345a714.jpg Larger Ring (Left) Outer diameter, left to right - 122 mm Inner diameter, left to right - 107 mm Outer diameter, top to bottom - 107 mm In...
by g8jka
Fri 01 May, 2015 19:34
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 190128

Re: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - ///M Vents & Coilovers

I finally got around to spraying up my ///M vents and got them fitted this week. The ///M badge recess was already filled in when I bought them so all as I had to do was spray the inner part black (satin black) and the rest of the vent in titanium silver. Being silver its always pretty hard to get a...
by g8jka
Tue 28 Apr, 2015 16:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What about these wheels?
Replies: 13
Views: 1598

Re: What about these wheels?

They certainly are my favourites! G8jka, is that z3-specific mudflaps that you beauty is sporting? Where can I find some? They're much easier on the eye than the stone guards, I think. Boosh. Boosh, they are genuine BMW OEM mudflaps which I think are NLA so you will be lucky to find a set now unles...
by g8jka
Mon 27 Apr, 2015 23:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What about these wheels?
Replies: 13
Views: 1598

Re: What about these wheels?

These might help you to make your mind up :wink: http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr64/g8jka/null_zpsfc595041.jpg http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr64/g8jka/null_zpsfd5e6567.jpg http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr64/g8jka/IMG_1493_zps2850d7db.jpg http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr64/g8jka/...
by g8jka
Sun 26 Apr, 2015 20:57
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Change of wheels, opinions?
Replies: 18
Views: 2566

Re: Change of wheels, opinions?

I love these wheels, they are the best looking standard wheel that can be fitted on any zed in my opinion. I picked up a set a few years back and refurbished them myself to begin with but eventually had them powder coated last winter for £30 a wheel and they cam out looking great. Started like this ...
by g8jka
Sun 26 Apr, 2015 17:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218432

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Insurance, new front callipers, discs and pads
by g8jka
Fri 24 Apr, 2015 23:27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: No return for May without Clarkson but...
Replies: 16
Views: 2145

Re: No return for May without Clarkson but...

I wouldn't mind seeing petrol head Jay Kay from Jamiroquai take on the role
by g8jka
Fri 24 Apr, 2015 23:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How is the air bag light still on?
Replies: 18
Views: 2345

Re: How is the air bag light still on?

I had an airbag light problem that wouldn't go away, in the end swapped the airbag ECU for an identical part number 2nd hand one, works perfectly. I also had the airbag light on permanently when I purchased my zed, but no code readers would read the ecu. Swapped this for an identical part and not h...
by g8jka
Thu 16 Apr, 2015 17:43
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: spotted g8jka
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Re: spotted g8jka

Yes I saw you quite late though, think I was still half asleep :roll:

I did recognise your car, looking good :thumb:
by g8jka
Mon 13 Apr, 2015 22:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218432

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

I'll think you will find that's your other son :-)
by g8jka
Mon 13 Apr, 2015 22:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218432

What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Another 2 rear tyres :-(
by g8jka
Mon 06 Apr, 2015 21:13
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12378

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 Z3 blog

Some smart mods you have done there, that's on nice looking zed :thumb:
by g8jka
Thu 02 Apr, 2015 12:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218432

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

gookah wrote:12 months MOT with no advisories* for wifey's Z3
*on the second attempt :lol:

Only bought a camera for mine to fit in the front bumper
by g8jka
Wed 11 Mar, 2015 21:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218432

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

gookah wrote:
g8jka wrote:A can of titanium silver spray paint from halfords :-)
you need more than 1 for a respray...... :D
1 can will be more than enough to cover your windscreen
by g8jka
Wed 11 Mar, 2015 21:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218432

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

A can of titanium silver spray paint from halfords :-)
by g8jka
Tue 10 Mar, 2015 19:13
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 190128

Re: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - New Dash Cam (Mar 2015)

Sorry Mugs, missed your post. It is the same as the one linked above, search dual car camera on eBay. They are around the £30 mark usually from the UK but they only seem to be that price if you buy from China at the moment and UK prices seem to have shot up to almost 60 quid :shock:
by g8jka
Mon 02 Mar, 2015 19:14
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Spotted on eBay
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Spotted on eBay

Looks like TitanTim is getting rid of his zed over on eBay :shock:
by g8jka
Mon 02 Mar, 2015 18:46
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Midland meet 16-08-15
Replies: 75
Views: 9714

Re: Midland meet 16-08-15

Want to attend now instead of Gaydon this year so please add me to the list :thumb:

Dave - g8jka Z3 2.0 Roadster
by g8jka
Mon 02 Mar, 2015 18:42
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 190128

Re: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Latest (Mar 2015)

My old dash cam was starting to play up a bit by staying on all the time and not recording properly so I treated the zed to a new one. This one has a front facing camera and a separate camera for the rear, both displayed on the small screen on the unit where the front camera is itself. I fancied one...
by g8jka
Fri 20 Feb, 2015 18:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 plastic(?) noises
Replies: 28
Views: 2193

Re: Z3 plastic(?) noises

I am now experiencing some creaking noises from the rear of my car, at first I thought it was the hardtop but it sounds like the top mounts although I fitted brand new ones last month. Its at low speeds when I'm slowing down or pulling off and all points towards top mounts but seems strange that bra...