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by gookah
Fri 06 May, 2016 23:12
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Front Brake Pads.
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: Front Brake Pads.

Hey Jet, In your major mod suggestion you forgot the necessary replacement bake pressure relief valve! I'm in the same position with original pads and 26k miles. So far I have got away with leaving extra baking distance when driving amongst "moderns". Pat I wonder if Mary Berry knows about these ba...
by gookah
Fri 06 May, 2016 23:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Emmisions air pump removal
Replies: 12
Views: 894

Re: Emmisions air pump removal

put a blanking plate in between. remove the wiring plug from under the pump and leave everything on. It does not cause any lights or codes to come one. See below where I did it with my sons noisy pump many years (and passed MOT's) ago. Its the secondary air pump that provides a boost of air into the...
by gookah
Fri 06 May, 2016 22:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 uneven ride height
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Z3 uneven ride height

you will find just taking off the handbrake will make it drop/.
If you jacked it up with the handbrake on when it is lowered again the wheel locks the supension in the raised position. thats all
by gookah
Tue 03 May, 2016 22:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Make me an offer!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2516

Re: Make me an offer!!!

Shall we play guess the engine size?
by gookah
Tue 03 May, 2016 00:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are All Hardtops The Same?
Replies: 37
Views: 3542

Re: Are All Hardtops The Same?

GR is grey (grau)
GN is green (grun)
RT is red (rot)
by gookah
Tue 26 Apr, 2016 00:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Basic Modifications and additional insurance costs.
Replies: 16
Views: 1164

Re: Basic Modifications and additional insurance costs.

you cant say to insurers that these mods make the car safer, as they just say in return, it means you are going to drive it faster with more expensive damage if a crash now happens at a higher speed than it would normally have been driven. Any modification is an opportunity to raise the premium whic...
by gookah
Sat 23 Apr, 2016 22:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel spacers
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: Wheel spacers

if you use bolt to hub type make sure they are steel spacers and not aluminium, I run steel ones 20mm wide and they are perfect for my use.
by gookah
Fri 22 Apr, 2016 14:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine Breakdowns?
Replies: 19
Views: 1690

Re: Engine Breakdowns?

head gasket on the mrs's 1.9,
driving along then heater started blowing cold, then temp gauge went up and steam everywhere.
by gookah
Thu 21 Apr, 2016 17:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.8 remap after big port inlet manifold
Replies: 14
Views: 1843

Re: Z3 2.8 remap after big port inlet manifold

ben5010 wrote:Getting a remap tomorrow, also took the car out for a good drive, there is a noticeable kick at around 4.5k compared to the stock manifold setup. Can't wait for the remap to compliment the new manifold. I will try and get a dyno printout up too.
How did it go?
much improvement?
by gookah
Mon 11 Apr, 2016 14:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop fitting kit
Replies: 15
Views: 1394

Re: Hardtop fitting kit

ben5010 wrote:Do you know if the main rear brackets are available from BMW main dealer? I cannot seem to find any online, even on eBay.
have you tried phoning them. they are very helpful with this sort of thing. :D
by gookah
Mon 11 Apr, 2016 14:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Running cold
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: Running cold

mrscalex wrote:Are cheapo stats to be avoided?

This is a Circoli for £20

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Replacement-T ... 0522318759


You could always but a BMW one with it's inherent problem.
'Quality' is no guarantee of quality
by gookah
Mon 11 Apr, 2016 14:28
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: S54 Z3M Roadster - Value?
Replies: 33
Views: 3819

Re: S54 Z3M Roadster - Value?

Value depends if you are an M owner or not. :rtm:
by gookah
Sat 09 Apr, 2016 12:38
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Re: Bert's 1st Zed Journal - 1999 2.0l facelift
Replies: 52
Views: 18065

Re: Bert's Journal - 1999 2.0l facelift

bertiejaffa wrote:
spurs fan in a coupe wrote:I hope you cleaned her first, looked a bit grubby in those pics! :lol:
You know my rules on POLISH :D

a bit racist..... :D
by gookah
Fri 08 Apr, 2016 20:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Non OEM door mirrors
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: Non OEM door mirrors

BMW Z3M mirrors
by gookah
Thu 07 Apr, 2016 19:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Strut braces
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: Strut braces

ben5010 wrote:Oh dear, that must of been annoying to find out it had been stolen.

I would have been more annoyed to realise the only noticeable difference had been in my wallet all along
by gookah
Thu 07 Apr, 2016 15:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cleaning green mould off soft top and rubber components
Replies: 24
Views: 5446

Re: Cleaning green mould off soft top and rubber components

I blast my roof with the pressure washer every time I clean the car, Snow foam then 140 bar. No green mould in sight. Obviously its a fan spray and not at 90 degrees, My roof has been on 3 years now with no mould and no leaks and no treatment. and it gets washed very regularly! and my wifes is still...
by gookah
Thu 07 Apr, 2016 14:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Strut braces
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: Strut braces

Yes there is a member on here that had a rear strut brace pinched and it was only when inspecting under the car a few months later that it was noticed.
Now that makes me believe they are not doing that much, or the effect is not shown very much in daily driving
by gookah
Wed 06 Apr, 2016 11:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheaper tyres
Replies: 46
Views: 4306

Re: Cheaper tyres

I had pirellis on a z3 before, and they were atrocious ditch finders. P6000 I think they were.
many have had similar problems with Z3's on Pirelli tyres
by gookah
Wed 06 Apr, 2016 00:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheaper tyres
Replies: 46
Views: 4306

Re: Cheaper tyres

Personally I really like the Black Circle order and fit system. The prices seem very competitive and the system (fitting, new valve & balancing included) works perfectly. :) Just ordered 2 x tyres from Germany £102 each + £10 each fitting from local mobile supplier same tyres: Black Circles £127 pe...
by gookah
Tue 05 Apr, 2016 23:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheaper tyres
Replies: 46
Views: 4306

Re: Cheaper tyres

Personally I really like the Black Circle order and fit system. The prices seem very competitive and the system (fitting, new valve & balancing included) works perfectly. :) Just ordered 2 x tyres from Germany £102 each + £10 each fitting from local mobile supplier same tyres: Black Circles £127 pe...
by gookah
Sun 03 Apr, 2016 22:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Free to a good home
Replies: 8
Views: 1218

Re: Free to a good home

Damn, if it stops you having to listen to the radio it would have been ideal. Why would anyone want to listen to someone else's playlist consisting of 50 repeated songs interspersed with annoying adverts and/or some self opinionated gushing DJ, spouting drivel. or even better, laying down some essen...
by gookah
Sun 03 Apr, 2016 22:35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Super rep watches
Replies: 9
Views: 1236

Re: Super rep watches

I wouldnt give £3.40 for it, it's hideous.

over £600,000 for some of their watches,
Well Jay Z has one.
nuff said. fool and money
by gookah
Fri 01 Apr, 2016 15:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheaper tyres
Replies: 46
Views: 4306

Re: Cheaper tyres

Theres a problem with ordering tyres and then paying someone else to fit them. A couple of weeks, or months, down the line if you have a problem they will both blame each other. The tyre supplier will say "it must have been caused by the fitter" The fitter will say " it's a faulty tyre" You are stu...
by gookah
Wed 30 Mar, 2016 22:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Special Tool - Viscous Fan Removal
Replies: 13
Views: 2846

Re: Special Tool - Viscous Fan Removal

I just put an adjustable spanner on and give it a what with a lump hammer, always worked for me...
by gookah
Wed 30 Mar, 2016 14:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fitting speakers in doors
Replies: 30
Views: 2518

Re: Fitting speakers in doors

why would your seat squab want to listen to the music? unless you want to listen from outside with the doors open .... :D
by gookah
Sun 27 Mar, 2016 21:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: being dazzled
Replies: 28
Views: 3008

Re: being dazzled

Also front fog light moaners have seemed to ignore these new turn lights where the relevant side fog lamp is lit to turn. but put the two on together and they have a fit
Dont know what all the fuss is about front fog lights, they are designed with a low cut off anyway, they only dazzle on a wet road
by gookah
Sun 27 Mar, 2016 21:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: being dazzled
Replies: 28
Views: 3008

Re: being dazzled

probably the engine shut off is why they hold the footbrake on.
Old eyes are the biggest cause of dazzle.
I should know.
by gookah
Sat 26 Mar, 2016 22:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.8 remap after big port inlet manifold
Replies: 14
Views: 1843

Re: Z3 2.8 remap after big port inlet manifold

Hi Ben.. l appreciate youve got to get it re-mapped but is there any immedate difference from just fitting the manifold? I have recently done my M52TU car and notice a big difference from 4500rpm onwards, It has a real surge. Below that I have not really noticed much loss of power. It is great for ...
by gookah
Fri 25 Mar, 2016 16:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I know I'm thick but....
Replies: 12
Views: 953

Re: I know I'm thick but....

Having browsed this site it is clear there are numerous very helpful posts by all and sundry to answer any question. I have noticed that the abbreviation OEM crops up a lot. A new one on me, and I'm guessing that the O represent Original and the E equipment but being two planks short of a picnic I'...
by gookah
Thu 17 Mar, 2016 21:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP NEEDED PLEASE...
Replies: 18
Views: 2058

Re: HELP NEEDED PLEASE...

Aftermarket wheels wouldn't make the wheels not centre in the arch, unless they're oval! He didnt say they arent central, he says they are set too far back into the arch. if the wheel is back into the arch then i would say the offset is wrong he is talking front to rear of car, not offset or inset....
by gookah
Fri 11 Mar, 2016 15:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: airbag reset tool
Replies: 14
Views: 1550

Re: airbag reset tool

Airbag can be cleared with INPA also
by gookah
Wed 09 Mar, 2016 21:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Radio Script Fix
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: Radio Script Fix

I had the same on mine and threw it away, because I have sausage fingers with the steadiness of a drunken man with parkinsons disease, and a soldering iron that may as well be a heated spade
by gookah
Wed 09 Mar, 2016 21:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS/ASC Module
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: ABS/ASC Module

I fitted a second hand module to my son's car. It was exactly the same part number, The abs fault light went out straight away but it would not brake properly and the wheels would lock. The traction control light would not work either and it would spin the wheels on hard acceleration. It needed codi...
by gookah
Wed 09 Mar, 2016 16:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are doors interchangeable?
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Are doors interchangeable?

make sure you get the correct side..... they are different :D
by gookah
Tue 08 Mar, 2016 21:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear spaces on 2000 reg Z3 2.0 ltr Auto.
Replies: 12
Views: 1380

Re: Rear spaces on 2000 reg Z3 2.0 ltr Auto.

I have bolt on spacers on mine which I believe are safer. however they are steel and are 20mm wide as opposed to those aluminium ones used on the GTR. I feel more comfortable that it means my setup now uses 10 bolts instead of 5 extra long ones. I am also not sure there are any extra forces on the b...
by gookah
Sat 27 Feb, 2016 21:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 hardtop purchase
Replies: 23
Views: 2057

Re: Z3 hardtop purchase

Yes, from what I've seen of their pricing. It's a stitched in window. All aftermarket ones are stitched in even the ones that are sold for £700. The only zip in ones are BMW which is great if you have a spare £2K I can get 6 new roofs fitted for that amount. with new windows in each one. Soft tops ...
by gookah
Sat 27 Feb, 2016 10:51
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 1275

Re: New wheels

stevov wrote:Found a very nice set of staggered msport 68's with new budget tyres. Much improved appearance.Image

They are a nice wheel for the zed.. looks good :thumb:
by gookah
Thu 18 Feb, 2016 17:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP needed total loss of power
Replies: 36
Views: 3007

Re: HELP needed total loss of power

Southernboy wrote:eating the rest of the pie myself.... :oops: . :D
And so you should TUT TUT.... :D
by gookah
Thu 18 Feb, 2016 16:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP needed total loss of power
Replies: 36
Views: 3007

Re: HELP needed total loss of power

The above is incorrect. As per your pic, you are holding the throttle body by the electric motor which operates the flap / throttle. The motor / throttle when fotted and connected, is activated by a potentiometer which is fitted to the accl pedal - (fly by wire system). If your car had a throttle c...
by gookah
Tue 16 Feb, 2016 22:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP needed total loss of power
Replies: 36
Views: 3007

Re: HELP needed total loss of power

the flap should open freely, just against the resistance of the spring. That is filthy
Use some cleaner and a scotchbrite pad after opening the flap
by gookah
Sat 13 Feb, 2016 22:17
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 20700

Re: Cinders

Wookee wrote: Anyone know the most likely culprit? From my initial research I've only seen cars that have had tiny leaks from cracked pipes....mine wasn't tiny. :bawl:

Mine was a small split in the pipe at the nut end where it goes into the pump, But I dumped half of my fluid out of it turning a few corners.
by gookah
Thu 11 Feb, 2016 17:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clarification requested.please
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Clarification requested.please

clear centre rear brake light also, and clear indicators.
Thicker anti roll bars, and 15mm lower suspension.
by gookah
Thu 11 Feb, 2016 17:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 RUNNING RICH, FUEL SMELL FROM EXHAUST....
Replies: 16
Views: 1522

Re: Z3 RUNNING RICH, FUEL SMELL FROM EXHAUST....

you havent got a pool of petrol under the filler cap due to a blocked drain have you?
That was the cause of my petrol smell at one time
by gookah
Wed 10 Feb, 2016 14:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP needed total loss of power
Replies: 36
Views: 3007

Re: HELP needed total loss of power

has the battery died, most common cause of all of this type of thing. Check the voltage
by gookah
Tue 09 Feb, 2016 13:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 wanted
Replies: 19
Views: 1914

Re: Z3 wanted

I am keeping mine
by gookah
Mon 08 Feb, 2016 15:10
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 20700

Re: Cinders

have you got the photo's mixed up. the first looks clearer than the last one
by gookah
Sun 07 Feb, 2016 17:14
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: Door mirrors
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Re: For Sale: Door mirrors

Ending tonight at 9:30, still at £80 each. no reserve
by gookah
Fri 05 Feb, 2016 21:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CEL just came on. Any ideas?
Replies: 15
Views: 1232

Re: CEL just came on. Any ideas?

mine was down to split intake hose. common fault