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by gookah
Fri 18 Nov, 2016 18:18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Needless ritual?
Replies: 23
Views: 1914

Re: Needless ritual?

hence the blue smoke reference to worn out engines, and the comment they are 'still working fine' I should have said 'recovery' vehicles
by gookah
Fri 18 Nov, 2016 16:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel removal on Z3
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

Re: Steering wheel removal on Z3

creeping up to a point where they dont sell....
by gookah
Fri 18 Nov, 2016 16:13
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Needless ritual?
Replies: 23
Views: 1914

Re: Needless ritual?

how many cars are on the road that do not do any of this at all, and they all seem to still be working fine...
I dont see a raft of breakdown vehicles with people being told "thats what you get for revving it when cold", and I rarely see or smell blue smoke nowadays either.
by gookah
Mon 14 Nov, 2016 15:53
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Oxford Green?
Replies: 15
Views: 1899

Re: Oxford Green?

tiggercoco wrote:Are these two the same colour? (I'm colorblind with red/green/brown!)

The first one is orange.... :D
by gookah
Sun 13 Nov, 2016 20:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: After market remote central locking
Replies: 26
Views: 3473

Re: After market remote central locking

glad to see my instructions are still available, and they can help people with a problem.... :D
by gookah
Sun 13 Nov, 2016 11:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 parts for sale (Reduced)
Replies: 15
Views: 2606

Re: Z3 parts for sale

g8jka wrote:How much for the block of wood?

The wood, unfortunately, is not for sale. I need that to prop things up when taking photographs otherwise I cannot advertise anything.
by gookah
Sat 12 Nov, 2016 22:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 parts for sale (Reduced)
Replies: 15
Views: 2606

Z3 parts for sale (Reduced)

A pair of black extended leather hockey sticks
excellent condition
reduced need these gone now, ebay next SOLD

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SOLD
by gookah
Thu 10 Nov, 2016 15:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: intermittent wipe
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Re: intermittent wipe

could be the reason as the 3.0 I had had headlight washers but not the other 2,
However Brian H looks to have washers and he cant get his to work?
by gookah
Wed 09 Nov, 2016 20:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: intermittent wipe
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Re: intermittent wipe

My 3.0 Z3 could do exactly this, but not my 2.8 or my mrs 1.9 even though that is newer.
I think It all depends on what wiper module is fitted but I have no idea why they were different
by gookah
Mon 07 Nov, 2016 16:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Which 2.8?
Replies: 8
Views: 1028

Re: Which 2.8?

It knocked 1/2 second off my time at SantaPod... :-) and 4000 to 6000 rpm the car has another boost, great for dropping a cog when overtaking.
by gookah
Sat 05 Nov, 2016 20:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 224599

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

water pump, thermostat, drive belt.
Fitted today.
by gookah
Sat 05 Nov, 2016 16:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Which 2.8?
Replies: 8
Views: 1028

Re: Which 2.8?

i have done my twin vanos 2.8. no issues
by gookah
Thu 03 Nov, 2016 21:56
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: z3 in Shrewsbury
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

Re: z3 in Shrewsbury

thanks for the wave back..... :D
by gookah
Tue 01 Nov, 2016 18:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: long tearm storage
Replies: 13
Views: 1440

Re: long tearm storage

sell it and buy a painting instead...

what a shame that instead of being used, cars end up like this:


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by gookah
Tue 01 Nov, 2016 18:53
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Service intervals
Replies: 5
Views: 982

Re: Service intervals

my z4 e85 was two years or service interval display, whichever appeared earlier..
however if you do not do many miles and oil service will be best, as you don't need an inspection until the SI is reached if mileage is still a good way off.
by gookah
Tue 01 Nov, 2016 18:49
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: z3 in Shrewsbury
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

Re: z3 in Shrewsbury

peter2b wrote:yes was the you
peter2b
on the saturday it was indeed me.. :D
by gookah
Wed 26 Oct, 2016 12:39
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: 100,000 miles - any advise
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

Re: 100,000 miles - any advise

Thanks Del - Good call... I will check through the receipts and see if it's been done, I certainly haven't done it.... As for the rest of you cheeky lot.... lol However, in all seriousness if theres nothing else except check the water pump and put more fuel in it Ill be a happy man Get a book on En...
by gookah
Mon 24 Oct, 2016 23:34
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: 100,000 miles - any advise
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

Re: 100,000 miles - any advise

Thanks Del - Good call... I will check through the receipts and see if it's been done, I certainly haven't done it.... As for the rest of you cheeky lot.... lol However, in all seriousness if theres nothing else except check the water pump and put more fuel in it Ill be a happy man Get a book on En...
by gookah
Sun 23 Oct, 2016 21:10
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: 100,000 miles - any advise
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

Re: 100,000 miles - any advise

you already did it, A photograph.... :D
by gookah
Sun 23 Oct, 2016 21:08
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: z3 in Shrewsbury
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

Re: z3 in Shrewsbury

yesterday?
by gookah
Wed 19 Oct, 2016 19:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD - 1999 (V) Z3 2.0 Titanium Silver / Blue Hood / Leather
Replies: 6
Views: 1039

Re: F/S - 1999 (V) Z3 2.0 Titanium Silver / Blue Hood / Leat

steve.storey wrote:Hi the car looks mint sow much are you asking for it ?
you may find the price at the bottom of the listing if you look really hard...... :D
by gookah
Sun 02 Oct, 2016 16:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Emissions? bent pipe failure
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Re: Emissions? bent pipe failure

siwilson wrote:
gookah wrote:
siwilson wrote:That said, I would fix it and not delete since you need to code it out of the DME to avoid a CEL
total rubbish :head:
I don't know. .
I do :thumb:
the link is to my write up after doing the job... :D
by gookah
Fri 30 Sep, 2016 00:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Emissions? bent pipe failure
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Re: Emissions? bent pipe failure

siwilson wrote:That said, I would fix it and not delete since you need to code it out of the DME to avoid a CEL
total rubbish :head:
by gookah
Fri 23 Sep, 2016 20:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof failure - next steps
Replies: 7
Views: 929

Re: Roof failure - next steps

have you checked the fuse?
by gookah
Fri 23 Sep, 2016 15:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof switch on console
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: Roof switch on console

take the gear lever gaiter out and reach up (if its a manual gearbox) switches just push out from behind
by gookah
Wed 21 Sep, 2016 23:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone know how to remove this piece of trim?
Replies: 9
Views: 1035

Re: Anyone know how to remove this piece of trim?

roof micro switch is on the first hinge point back from the windscreen, on the passenger side of the car.
All that is under that cover is the connector
by gookah
Fri 09 Sep, 2016 21:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD - Complete Hardtop Fitting Kit inc Front Bolts/Tool
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Re: SOLD - Complete Hardtop Fitting Kit inc Front Bolts/Tool

and for more than the £500 too.....wow
by gookah
Thu 08 Sep, 2016 22:10
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Non M gearshift surround
Replies: 45
Views: 5045

Re: Non M gearshift surround

Geoff Crispin wrote:Moving can be stressful, in 50 years we have moved 4 times, twice with the children.

is that all? :D
by gookah
Wed 07 Sep, 2016 12:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Free M Suspension Parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1188

Re: Free M Suspension Parts

Why would they have different spring rates for an anti theft alarm at a few grams, but not a hardtop being fitted?
or the fact you could be average 80kg lighter on one side without a passenger, and there is no allowance given depending whether it's a skinny git or fat bstard driving.?
by gookah
Sun 28 Aug, 2016 22:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: High lift of car
Replies: 29
Views: 2967

Re: High lift of car

I am interested in one of those g8jka but to be honest they scare the cr*p out of me. But I'm glad you have one and you'll hopefully be able to answer some questions. What does the jacking plate rest on? The whole length of the sill? Or does it have pads adjusted under the jacking points? Has it ca...
by gookah
Thu 11 Aug, 2016 11:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 224599

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

martin41052 wrote:Thanks to Soft Tops of Croydon who fitted a nice smart roof earlier today.............I can now go out without (a) feeling ashamed


sun is out and you have the roof up... you should still feel ashamed..... :D
by gookah
Tue 09 Aug, 2016 14:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Windscreen woes
Replies: 21
Views: 2754

Re: Windscreen woes

What's all this fuss over a windscreen? Autoglass fitted a new screen to my Zed about a year ago, at work. had to leave it for 1 hour. It fits fine. it doesn't leak, it doesn't make the car hot and I can see through it a lot better than the chipped old one.. Don't forget, make sure you only use BMW...
by gookah
Mon 08 Aug, 2016 23:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone use a wind blocker ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2832

Re: Anyone use a wind blocker ?

I have a plastic one, , if its not raining, the only thing I put on the shelf behind the seats is the roof.
Mine is left on all year around even with the hardtop on.
by gookah
Mon 08 Aug, 2016 23:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Windscreen woes
Replies: 21
Views: 2754

Re: Windscreen woes

What's all this fuss over a windscreen? Autoglass fitted a new screen to my Zed about a year ago, at work. had to leave it for 1 hour. It fits fine. it doesn't leak, it doesn't make the car hot and I can see through it a lot better than the chipped old one.. Don't forget, make sure you only use BMW ...
by gookah
Mon 08 Aug, 2016 17:13
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 10669

Re: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal

all that, just to check your tyre tread depth easier
by gookah
Mon 25 Jul, 2016 22:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 roadster rear window
Replies: 18
Views: 3712

Re: Z3 roadster rear window

Nice thread resurrection, and good luck with a reply, that was his last ever post, and he hasn't been on here for 4 years...... :D
by gookah
Wed 20 Jul, 2016 15:05
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: ZEDfest August 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2764

Re: ZEDfest August 2016

My names not down,
does that mean I'm not allowed in?
by gookah
Sun 17 Jul, 2016 16:41
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 190817

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

and again it begins, with a faster car... you just wanted to beat me at Santa Pod..... Have you made the list yet of items to swap.. It will be like Triggers broom, the only thing original in the new car will be the engine.. I noticed a big smile on your face though when you gave it the beans follow...
by gookah
Sun 17 Jul, 2016 14:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 224599

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

|Schnitzer hoops are not bad for £350
by gookah
Sat 16 Jul, 2016 19:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 224599

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Oh yes....I got some at last.....:




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by gookah
Fri 15 Jul, 2016 17:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 7619

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

they replace the roof fabric only.
if yours hasn't got a headlining, it wont have one afterwards. if it has a headlining,it is re-used
by gookah
Mon 11 Jul, 2016 23:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DIAGNOSTIC HELP NEEDD
Replies: 20
Views: 1930

Re: DIAGNOSTIC HELP NEEDD

I shall add some screens shots first in the next few days.
by gookah
Sun 10 Jul, 2016 01:02
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Traffic light tip
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: Traffic light tip

wish you would program the roundabout traffic lights in Telford. as one changes to green the next changes to red at the same time on a timer,if you go all the way around the roundabout you meet 6 red lights on the way as each one changes as the previous one turns green.
by gookah
Fri 08 Jul, 2016 14:59
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Traffic light tip
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Traffic light tip

For those of us that are fed up when traffic lights seem to change to red on the approach, I have the following suggestion that seems to work every time. If it starts raining, plan to put you roof up at the next set of lights If you sat nav loses its way, plan to reset it at the next set of lights i...
by gookah
Fri 08 Jul, 2016 11:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DIAGNOSTIC HELP NEEDD
Replies: 20
Views: 1930

Re: DIAGNOSTIC HELP NEEDD

Hi Adrian, as Bertiejaffa said, I had this issue with G8JKA's ABS ECU The ECU unit itself is dead easy to change, 4 bolts and one cable plug. The brake fluid is in the pump unit which is not affected by removal of the ECU, so non leaks out and there is no need to bleed the brakes. The replacement EC...
by gookah
Sun 03 Jul, 2016 22:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Perspex windscreen
Replies: 12
Views: 1175

Re: Perspex windscreen

I too think the clear ones look better than the gimp-mask type :D
by gookah
Wed 29 Jun, 2016 22:32
Forum: Performance
Topic: steering wheel
Replies: 21
Views: 2514

Re: steering wheel

here's mine:


Royal Steering Wheels, extra padding, perforated/smooth leather and blue stitching.
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by gookah
Thu 23 Jun, 2016 11:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The price of a Z3 M vs Z4 M
Replies: 10
Views: 890

Re: The price of a Z3 M vs Z4 M

( as opposed to an investment ) I would plump for the newer and more refined Z4M. :) Investments are bought at the bottom of the market :wink: . A Z3M is like a Z1. If you want it as an investment, you are too late. You will make money, just not enough to call it an investment. Z4Ms are still dropp...
by gookah
Thu 23 Jun, 2016 11:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1997 Z3 Emissions Problem - any suggestions ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1079

Re: 1997 Z3 Emissions Problem - any suggestions ?

Mine failed once on emissions lambda too high. This was down to a spilt in the air intake hoses after the MAF
Check these first as they are a regular problem at this age and they are only about £13 each from BMW.
They can cause overfueling also
by gookah
Thu 23 Jun, 2016 09:57
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Sale Dilemma
Replies: 14
Views: 1834

Re: Sale Dilemma

the_youth wrote:. Also, I didn't want to ramp up the mileage on it just for the sake of it
And therein is the answer.
if you think it is just ramping up the mileage, to you the car is no longer driving enjoyment, but an investment Time for it to go...you can equally invest in your house instead.