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by gookah
Tue 02 Feb, 2016 22:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215248

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

peter2b wrote:new boot struts so swmbo can open it
peter2b

From the inside?
by gookah
Tue 02 Feb, 2016 21:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale: Door mirrors
Replies: 1
Views: 408

For Sale: Door mirrors

I have both the passenger side and drivers side door mirrors on eBay. Drivers side here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141892354406?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1586.l2649 Passenger side here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141892349829?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 No corros...
by gookah
Fri 29 Jan, 2016 15:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M50 manifold
Replies: 10
Views: 867

Re: M50 manifold

I have recently done it with mine, and yes there is a dip in low end performance (which isn't really that noticeable) but the difference from 4000 revs upwards is very noticeable.
and that's the range I use for overtaking.
by gookah
Tue 05 Jan, 2016 23:53
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 20727

Re: Cinders

The bad news is that when the timing chain cover was put back on they didn't make sure it was flush, so it sits a couple of mm's higher that the rest of the engine :head: . Until I get round to sorting that out I will expect a bit of leakage there, but at least I'll know why. I had this problem wit...
by gookah
Thu 31 Dec, 2015 22:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel removal.......
Replies: 7
Views: 1415

Re: Steering wheel removal.......

Mot fail unless you swap back before test , airbags where fitted have to be in place at time of test , Regardless, the test is whether the lights on the dash work as expected, not whether the airbag is fitted or not . Hmmmmmmmmm..... Vehicle and Operator Services Agency The MOT Inspection Manual Pr...
by gookah
Wed 30 Dec, 2015 21:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel removal.......
Replies: 7
Views: 1415

Re: Steering wheel removal.......

Mot fail unless you swap back before test , airbags where fitted have to be in place at time of test , so keep your old wheel, also you will have an airbag light on permanently and passenger side will not deploy in event of an accident. Ask the missus how she feels about that
:D
by gookah
Wed 30 Dec, 2015 21:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheap Halfords Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 2407

Re: Cheap Halfords Oil

Even if Halfords oil is 5 litres for £12. Its still dearer than euro car parts which is 10 litres for £19, even worse if it costs £24 for 8 litres...

euro car parts fully synth is BMW LL spec
by gookah
Thu 17 Dec, 2015 17:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Scary noise!
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: Scary noise!

I once drove over a carrier bag without noticing,
It wrapped around the prop-shaft,
The noise sounded like the car was going to be a write off with all the major mechanicals failing at once.
was an easy fix though.... :D
by gookah
Mon 14 Dec, 2015 23:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Future Classic?
Replies: 42
Views: 4881

Re: Future Classic?

I didn't know about the "tamper dot" in the display. You'd have to go through the service and MOT history to find out why it has happened. It is listed as having a full history. Maybe talk to the servicing dealer? I like that front grille though. Can you still buy them, and how much do they cost? T...
by gookah
Mon 14 Dec, 2015 21:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Future Classic?
Replies: 42
Views: 4881

Re: Future Classic?

Just seen this, is it a good price?? Low mileage 3.0l auto http://m.wimbledoncarriage.co.uk/Stock/Details/5245390 beware of this as the mileage 'tamper dot' is showing under the 'mls' on the display. That is the indication that something is not correct with the mileage showing on the speedometer, c...
by gookah
Fri 11 Dec, 2015 17:43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: MERRY XMAS ALL
Replies: 15
Views: 2251

Re: MERRY XMAS ALL

Southernboy wrote:....sharp mind ! You obviously enjoy the use of language... :wave
especially the colourful type..... :shock:
by gookah
Fri 11 Dec, 2015 17:09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: MERRY XMAS ALL
Replies: 15
Views: 2251

Re: MERRY XMAS ALL

Southernboy wrote:... Gobble warming is taking it's toll
that may be the Christmas turkey...
....or anything else your mind may think of..

why does cricket have so many test matches?
when will they do a real one?
by gookah
Fri 11 Dec, 2015 15:51
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: MERRY XMAS ALL
Replies: 15
Views: 2251

Re: MERRY XMAS ALL

Have a good one. Hope you are recovering...
:cheers

Southernboy wrote:I'l be going away next week to Cape Town and I'm not taking any mobiles / tablets or laptops.......:
Your shop's closed then over Christmas... :D
by gookah
Fri 11 Dec, 2015 11:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: steering wheel fitment
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Re: steering wheel fitment

zz3po wrote:I was wondering... will i be able to fit this steering wheel?


Image
let's hope not...... :D
by gookah
Tue 08 Dec, 2015 17:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: wanted power steering hose
Replies: 13
Views: 1399

Re: wanted power steering hose

Received and fitted, fully operational again.
Thanks Brian
by gookah
Wed 02 Dec, 2015 14:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air Conditioning Servicing.
Replies: 12
Views: 1389

Re: Air Conditioning Servicing.

My wife's Z3 has aircon and mine doesn't. I prefer the aircon option even with the roof down as it blows really cold air on you when it's hot. Also it demists quicker and keeps the windows clear when its rainy To not blow the coldest available air on you when its hot, is like saying don't use the wa...
by gookah
Wed 02 Dec, 2015 13:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Windscreen Wiper noise
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Windscreen Wiper noise

I bent the wiper arm, it was easier than messing with the shut lines.
by gookah
Wed 02 Dec, 2015 13:57
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 189766

Re: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Aero Rear Bumper

not really fair, my 2.8 v David's 2.0 so unfortunately he lost out, but nice photo opportunity
by gookah
Tue 01 Dec, 2015 21:07
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 189766

Re: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Aero Rear Bumper

spot the 9 very subtle differences that are visible if you look closely!
by gookah
Sat 28 Nov, 2015 13:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: wanted power steering hose
Replies: 13
Views: 1399

Re: wanted power steering hose

Thanks Brian
Beer tokens on way !
by gookah
Sat 28 Nov, 2015 11:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: wanted power steering hose
Replies: 13
Views: 1399

Re: wanted power steering hose

thats the one!
your a star


I have sent you a PM.
let me have your PayPal address so I can get some beer tokens to you

:D
by gookah
Fri 27 Nov, 2015 17:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: wanted power steering hose
Replies: 13
Views: 1399

Re: wanted power steering hose

any news Brian. is it the same one?
by gookah
Wed 25 Nov, 2015 18:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mirror switch removed fan now working.
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Re: Mirror switch removed fan now working.

sounds like you may have isolated a fault after the switch

Has the wiring to the mirror been damaged behind the door card. possibly by movement of the glass? That's where I would go next
by gookah
Sun 22 Nov, 2015 21:03
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: wanted power steering hose
Replies: 13
Views: 1399

Re: wanted power steering hose

Searched hi and low for this but to no avail....looked on the car and it is still in situ! Just to make sure this pipe tucks behind the rack and cross brace and makes its way to the pump? Sounds like thats the one. There is a clamp behind the cross brace with a big rubber o ring /cushion and a crim...
by gookah
Sun 22 Nov, 2015 20:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: IHKR? on fuse 24
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: IHKR? on fuse 24

Lancsbob wrote:what the *** is an IHKR
Integrierte Heiz-Klima-Regelung

hope that helps.....



























(climate/air con control module) :D
by gookah
Fri 20 Nov, 2015 17:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: wanted power steering hose
Replies: 13
Views: 1399

Re: wanted power steering hose

ok Brian, appreciate it
by gookah
Thu 19 Nov, 2015 20:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: wanted power steering hose
Replies: 13
Views: 1399

Re: wanted power steering hose

Brian H wrote:I may have one of these for you, I would go have a look but I am too busy building an Ark as it has not stopped raining for days and days!

I'll have a look tomorrow for you and get a pic if I have one.
cheers Brian (Noah)
by gookah
Tue 17 Nov, 2015 22:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: wanted power steering hose
Replies: 13
Views: 1399

wanted power steering hose

Has anyone got a spare/ used power steering hose assembly for a six cylinder Z3? It is the main pressure hose from the pump to the rack, and comprises a hose crimped onto a steel pipe and banjo fitting at the rack end and a steel pipe and flared end/threaded nut at the pump end. Mine has a small spl...
by gookah
Tue 17 Nov, 2015 21:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder - circa 1962
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Re: Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder - circa 1962

Saw this on Sunday in Mayfair. Registration M250. Pretty cool. It had only 116 miles on the clock. As the real thing is worth over $11Million - I assume it was a replica made by http://www.calspyderii.com In that location it was probably a real one. I once owned a house there. then collected £200 a...
by gookah
Tue 17 Nov, 2015 00:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel spacers
Replies: 10
Views: 1174

Re: Wheel spacers

I disagree, In the example I quoted I believe the rotational forces would cause the longer bolts to deflect more than short ones. Think of it another way, loosen every bolt slightly and see the rotational deflection in the long bolts versus doing the same with the short bolts, I bet by turning the w...
by gookah
Sun 15 Nov, 2015 22:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Joined the 360 club
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Joined the 360 club

show off..... :D
by gookah
Sun 15 Nov, 2015 22:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For sale: 2001 BMW Z3 3.0i manual (silver / black) - manual
Replies: 2
Views: 688

Re: For sale: 2001 BMW Z3 3.0i manual (silver / black) - man

stevov wrote:Hi mate pics would help and a list of what you spent 4000 pounds on would help.

Yes I can see about £1200 worth, cheaper if done DIY.
Was there any paint done?
by gookah
Sun 15 Nov, 2015 21:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel spacers
Replies: 10
Views: 1174

Re: Wheel spacers

I have just bought some of the 'bolt to the hub' type. The trouble with the alloy version, as in the photo, and as Mugs rightly pointed out, is that because the holes for the hub bolts are opened up, counterbored and countersunk, it will leave very little metal (of a weak type) to hold all the force...
by gookah
Fri 06 Nov, 2015 22:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New soft-top fitting
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: New soft-top fitting

soft tops in Croydon, unless you particularly have lots of money to spend thinking you are getting a better roof.
by gookah
Fri 30 Oct, 2015 16:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DSC Woes Fixed (Hopfully)
Replies: 13
Views: 865

Re: DSC Woes Fixed (Hopfully)

pingu wrote:If the H+S police aren't looking - an air compressor, but I didn't say that :nono
rub them down with a sheet of asbestos
by gookah
Wed 28 Oct, 2015 22:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine Torque Settings Required
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: Engine Torque Settings Required

The cylinder head torque settings are 22ft/lb (30nm) and 90degree torque angle, followed by another 90 degree torque angle. Make sure to wait approximately 10minutes before performing the 2nd torque angle. remember they are a 'use once only' bolt as they are designed to stretch, and a second time th...
by gookah
Tue 27 Oct, 2015 22:04
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: S54 engine
Replies: 8
Views: 2623

Re: S54 engine

there are some recent horror stories on Z4Forum of the Z4M engine spinning crank bearings, and worn/scored cam lobes destroying the cams, also valve seats being pushed back into the head. http://www.z4-forum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=75008 http://www.z4-forum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=62786&star...
by gookah
Tue 27 Oct, 2015 21:35
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted, cruise control retrofit items
Replies: 9
Views: 1864

Re: Wanted, cruise control retrofit items

bertiejaffa wrote: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.
by gookah
Sun 25 Oct, 2015 11:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are All Hardtops The Same?
Replies: 37
Views: 3561

Re: Are All Hardtops The Same?

and me, Facelift car and no relay required, plugged in and heated screen.
by gookah
Sat 24 Oct, 2015 17:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lazy screen wash on one side.
Replies: 14
Views: 873

Re: Lazy screen wash on one side.

I think you should check the gauze filter at the bottom of the pump, Sounds like the pump is ok to supply one side only but not both. the get clocgged up and produce poor flow for the pump.
by gookah
Wed 21 Oct, 2015 23:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Easy MOT history check for any car
Replies: 27
Views: 1755

Re: Easy MOT history check for any car

works for every car i have
by gookah
Wed 21 Oct, 2015 19:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine light
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Engine light

yes that will do it..
after a few runs the light should reset itself,

But get those hoses changed...... :D
by gookah
Fri 16 Oct, 2015 20:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: NEEDED ASAP!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: NEEDED ASAP!!!

they should have them on the shelf..

is it number 3 on the below page?

http://realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?i ... Id=34_0369

if so it is a 32mm long m12x1.5 high tensile bolt, and the wheel bolts fit as an emergency repair only.
by gookah
Fri 16 Oct, 2015 20:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: NEEDED ASAP!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: NEEDED ASAP!!!

why not the BMW parts department in the morning.?
my sons car shed one of these on the way to a show, we used a wheel bolt as a temporary fix until he got a replacement.
by gookah
Thu 15 Oct, 2015 14:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New owner - Z3 2.8
Replies: 65
Views: 4784

Re: New owner - Z3 2.8

Nick, it would be a shame to lose you but I can't say it is a surprise, the same has happened recently on Z4-forum with members leaving because they have an M badge, or want to put one on! I notice that not one person on .org has mentioned it after having the same photo's. fair play to them Others d...
by gookah
Wed 14 Oct, 2015 20:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New owner - Z3 2.8
Replies: 65
Views: 4784

Re: New owner - Z3 2.8

nickp wrote:
gookah wrote:If you like the M badges, leave them on , do what you want with your car,
and the other benefit is that It really winds up the M brigade....... :D
Cheers, I'd only take them off for lightness
IIiM-poster....


you're getting the reaction.... :roflmao:
by gookah
Wed 14 Oct, 2015 19:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 25
Views: 2962

Re: Wheels

I honestly don't know what your problem is with pepper pots, I have them on mine no problem, however you might be interested to know that the young petrol heads are buying them up if a z3 is scrapped they are in buying the pepper pots apparently they fit leds into the holes so consequently they are...
by gookah
Tue 13 Oct, 2015 18:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: After market S?S Roll Bar
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: After market S?S Roll Bar

Hi Geoff. Please remember that the type of hoops with the bar joining them are purely cosmetic. They will offer no protection whatsoever in the event of a roll.... A. Don't worry too much though as it is no worse than some of the early Z3's which have no hoops at all. the protection is built into t...
by gookah
Tue 13 Oct, 2015 16:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 2.8 widebody facelift model **NOW SOLD **
Replies: 7
Views: 1131

Re: BMW Z3 2.8 widebody facelift model 0nly 12k miles from n

Ah - wishful thinking if you ask me. And I'm suspicious about the lack of personal information regarding the seller. what does that mean??? That is really strange Tim, because from the eBay advert I can see Your full name, Your Business name, your address, your VAT number, your 100% feed back score...
by gookah
Tue 13 Oct, 2015 09:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New owner - Z3 2.8
Replies: 65
Views: 4784

Re: New owner - Z3 2.8

If you like the M badges, leave them on , do what you want with your car,
and the other benefit is that It really winds up the M brigade....... :D