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by gookah
Tue 03 Feb, 2009 00:25
Forum: Better Driving
Topic: Driving in snow...ASC on or off?
Replies: 24
Views: 6569

TitanTim wrote:Sorry if this sounds silly, but surely wouldn't it be better to keep everything switched on? lol wouldn't the cars traction control be helping you in slippery conditions? unless your a Stig Blomqvist :)

Tim.


I am the Stig...... no not that one... the other one
by gookah
Thu 29 Jan, 2009 21:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Driver Door Jammed by the Seatbelt!
Replies: 13
Views: 849

same happened with mine. Unlock it, pull and hold the inside handle and give the door a shove from inside with your size 10's...... make sure you havent parked close to a wall though
by gookah
Tue 20 Jan, 2009 21:26
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: The Stig unmasked
Replies: 11
Views: 911

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Shiney Helmet :)
by gookah
Tue 20 Jan, 2009 21:24
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: The Stig unmasked
Replies: 11
Views: 911

by gookah
Fri 16 Jan, 2009 21:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC button fault
Replies: 32
Views: 1773

and did you notice on your wiper forum link how many said that wasnt possible either, because it wasnt standard, its not UK, its not europe etc etc, then when they finally went and tried it they found out it........ actually works..... why not get off your a***s and go and try it before ya say it's ...
by gookah
Fri 16 Jan, 2009 20:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC button fault
Replies: 32
Views: 1773

AND 101 you're a star, at least youre with me on the '2 modes of off' thing.. and yes I already know the wiper trick. bit awkward to do at first but I've mastered it now. Shown my son too, so he can vary his E36 wiper interval between 1 and 20 secs...... oops I'm getting carried away, sorry I forgot...
by gookah
Fri 16 Jan, 2009 20:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC button fault
Replies: 32
Views: 1773

I like these forums, because there are so many armchair experts that can tell me what my Z3 cannot do, yet when I step into it it seems to react like the Z4 it isnt, and has ASC or DSC modes that it definately cant have....... Guess mine must be faulty... unless of course there are too many handbook...
by gookah
Wed 14 Jan, 2009 19:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: White springs - what make/ spec?
Replies: 2
Views: 323

AC Schnitzer springs are white, and lowered compared to standard
by gookah
Wed 14 Jan, 2009 16:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC button fault
Replies: 32
Views: 1773

On my 3.0i sport there are definately 2 modes,,With the short press I can spin the wheels. The long press I can spin the car, which wont happen in mode 1
Also the indicator light comes on for DSC in mode one , and you get DSC and a brake warning light in mode two.
by gookah
Tue 13 Jan, 2009 23:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Screw in Tyre problem
Replies: 39
Views: 2361

I dont wish to be alarmist, but I cannot stress the importance of this enough..... you need to get that screw out ASAP. If you continue to drive around with this screw sticking out of your tread, you will soon risk wearing the head off it, then you cant use it for the next MFI wardrobe that has one ...
by gookah
Tue 13 Jan, 2009 22:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC button fault
Replies: 32
Views: 1773

are you also aware that there are two settings for ASC 'off'. If you just press once then you get the version where (I believe) the differential is still in limited slip mode, however if you turn it off with a long press, you get a further indication light on the dash, and ...... well....... This se...
by gookah
Sun 11 Jan, 2009 23:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: creaky hardtop
Replies: 12
Views: 780

Thanks Ribs for the pointers I was scratching my head on that one. I must have bought up Lidl's entire stock trying to cure that squeak... Oil and tyres? yep, sounds risky, but so does copper-slip and brake pads... the secret is where you apply it. It always seems to last longer on the sidewalls too...
by gookah
Sun 11 Jan, 2009 23:35
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Broken spring
Replies: 4
Views: 852

no i dont think its the temperature, I think its BMW springs that fatigue and split too easily. Never had this problem with other car makes. Thats why I dont replace with BMW original equipment, Same with the wishbones and ball joints, BMW versions are sh*te and twice as dear. and yes even my E46 ne...
by gookah
Sun 11 Jan, 2009 23:25
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Broken spring
Replies: 4
Views: 852

well the front went 10mm lower and the back 45mm, even though they were supposed to be 40mm. However I think the fronts were already lower springs. (see other posts in the gallery) From the way the car has been tramlining I think it must have occurred a few weeks ago, but I changed the wishbones, an...
by gookah
Sun 11 Jan, 2009 18:55
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Broken spring
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Broken spring

http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq137/gookah/29122008425.jpg http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq137/gookah/29122008424.jpg Yet another BMW broken spring. 3rd of my BMW's now that has had a broken spring, This one on the front drivers side of the Zed So do i pay £150 for each of the BMW 'qualit...
by gookah
Sun 11 Jan, 2009 18:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: creaky hardtop
Replies: 12
Views: 780

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Lidl silicon oil used as tyre black!!
by gookah
Sun 11 Jan, 2009 18:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: creaky hardtop
Replies: 12
Views: 780

[quote="ribs"]I had the same problem last winter. I found when I took it off again in the spring I noticed that there was a rubber spacer missing from beneath the hardtop on the drivers side. See item 32 in pic below (there should be two of these clipped to the underside of the hardtop, at the rear,...
by gookah
Sun 11 Jan, 2009 17:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: angel eye fitting?
Replies: 19
Views: 1008

http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq137/gookah/01082008278.jpg mine are in front of the lens, and do not get defracted by the lens patterns. That's how I like them, and they always get complimented on. look good in daylight and night time, but dusk is the best. Been there for a year now without pr...
by gookah
Wed 07 Jan, 2009 23:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: angel eye fitting?
Replies: 19
Views: 1008

I got mine from eBay, a company called Chromiumtech, They are very bright and have been on the car for a year now without any problems. Cost about £45 if I remember rightly..
by gookah
Sun 04 Jan, 2009 16:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: creaky hardtop
Replies: 12
Views: 780

creaky hardtop

after fitting my hardtop back on it reminded me of when I first picked up the car when it had an annoying creak It comes fom behind the drivers side roll hoop and is driving me mad. I have put silicon oil all around the rubber seals, the bodywork where it touches and even squirted it in the mounting...
by gookah
Sun 04 Jan, 2009 16:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: angel eye fitting?
Replies: 19
Views: 1008

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this is how I did mine
by gookah
Fri 02 Jan, 2009 22:45
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Roof is on, calipers painted, body waxed & ready to roll
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Roof is on, calipers painted, body waxed & ready to roll

http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq137/gookah/30122008426.jpg http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq137/gookah/30122008428.jpg http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq137/gookah/30122008430.jpg http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq137/gookah/30122008427.jpg http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq137/go...
by gookah
Sat 20 Sep, 2008 11:49
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: sad day :(
Replies: 49
Views: 2574

the majority of those people who alter their plates is for personalisation, those who alter the letters or numbers to try and make it look like something else deserve to be pulled, but those who alter the spacing to make S1 MON look like S1MON arnt out to avoid detection, so dont hide behind that as...
by gookah
Thu 18 Sep, 2008 21:28
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: sad day :(
Replies: 49
Views: 2574

Too late...... i'm started!! aaaarrggggghhhhhhh :x
:lol: :lol:
by gookah
Thu 18 Sep, 2008 21:06
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: sad day :(
Replies: 49
Views: 2574

Just checked on the DVLA reg site, BL05 AMA has been sold!! now is that a good thing or bad :? ?? Maybe its because its spaced correctly that no-one has found him yet!!! :head:
by gookah
Thu 18 Sep, 2008 20:43
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: sad day :(
Replies: 49
Views: 2574

[i ][quote="100GRA"] and my only surprise is that the authorities don’t clamp down more on blatantly misrepresented numbers in these days when false plates are widely used in serious criminal activities (we’re not just talking motoring offences here) and it is essential that police can check instant...
by gookah
Thu 18 Sep, 2008 20:26
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: sad day :(
Replies: 49
Views: 2574

Pity the cops dont have something better to do, like preventing all the kids terrorising the neighbourhoods, if only those s*%ts were driving a Bentley with 'S1 MON' misspaced, then they would get caught, and it would serve them right for such a heinous and socially disruptive crime as misspacing!!....
by gookah
Tue 09 Sep, 2008 21:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: road tax
Replies: 8
Views: 538

I just learnt that mine is 2gms/km over the 'co' limit which means mine is £430 next year, if my car was a year older it would have been £215 with the same engine!
by gookah
Tue 09 Sep, 2008 21:22
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My pride and joy!!
Replies: 25
Views: 2512

why pay for the american one, when you can do it yourself
by gookah
Tue 09 Sep, 2008 16:08
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Sun 7th September Northern BMW Festival
Replies: 92
Views: 11672

Firstly a big thanks to Rob for the arrangements, nice to meet you all and what a great day! rain held off for most of the day and the roof down on all the cars going to, and during the event, which is the best way to show off the cars! All zeds definately looked the part, and I reckon we had the be...
by gookah
Fri 05 Sep, 2008 22:06
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My pride and joy!!
Replies: 25
Views: 2512

I bought one from ebay america, and when it came it was rubbish, Didnt fit properly, had webbing straps that were too long, and just didnt look right. Dont know if it was the Schnitzer chrome roll bars, maybe they are different sizes and angles to the BMW ones, so I thought I would try it myself I s...
by gookah
Thu 04 Sep, 2008 20:51
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My pride and joy!!
Replies: 25
Views: 2512

the angels were from ebay, about £45 with postage, I fitted them myself, (15mins on gas mark 3!!) been on the car about 8 months now, and no problems at all with them. Must say thanks, to everyone for the favourable comments, :lol:
by gookah
Wed 03 Sep, 2008 17:33
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My pride and joy!!
Replies: 25
Views: 2512

thanks whiteminks :P
by gookah
Tue 02 Sep, 2008 23:11
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My pride and joy!!
Replies: 25
Views: 2512

Thanks, and you just reminded me M, my washer fluid needs topping up!! will do it now while I think on :D cheers
by gookah
Tue 02 Sep, 2008 22:57
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My pride and joy!!
Replies: 25
Views: 2512

dont you believe it, the photo's make it look cleaner than it actually is, just a quick polish and some WD40 gives a good impression, but I would rather spend the time on the bodywork and wheels!!
by gookah
Tue 02 Sep, 2008 22:48
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My pride and joy!!
Replies: 25
Views: 2512

A few more now i got the hang of the buckety jobby http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq137/gookah/24052008165.jpg http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq137/gookah/01082008278.jpg http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq137/gookah/30082008355.jpg http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq137/gookah/300820083...
by gookah
Tue 02 Sep, 2008 22:38
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My pride and joy!!
Replies: 25
Views: 2512

thanks, glad you like the pics. The wheels are AC Schnitzer type 2 alloys, 18" rims. I think (but thats just my opinion) they look superb, and really suit the car especially when the hard top is fitted, and I've never heard anything but compliments about them. The last pic is a lake in Wales between...
by gookah
Tue 02 Sep, 2008 21:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: my car!!
Replies: 2
Views: 312

I sorted it with proper photo's in "the Gallery" .......... wahey!!
by gookah
Tue 02 Sep, 2008 21:24
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My pride and joy!!
Replies: 25
Views: 2512

My pride and joy!!

Just trying the photo thingy!!

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by gookah
Tue 02 Sep, 2008 20:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What to disconnect?
Replies: 10
Views: 595

something really simple to disconnect? their thieving hands from their arms. That would make a lot of things difficult to steal! :D Just keep them keys safe, the immobilizer has to see the transponder in them, and dont ever leave keys in an unattended car for a moment, petrol stations, driveway, any...
by gookah
Tue 02 Sep, 2008 20:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What to disconnect?
Replies: 10
Views: 595

something really simple to disconnect? their thieving hands from their arms. That would make a lot of things difficult to steal! :D Just keep them keys safe, the immobilizer has to see the transponder in them, and dont ever leave keys in an unattended car for a moment, petrol stations, driveway, any...
by gookah
Tue 02 Sep, 2008 20:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: my car!!
Replies: 2
Views: 312

my car!!

just trying to upload a photo
by gookah
Tue 02 Sep, 2008 19:55
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Sun 7th September Northern BMW Festival
Replies: 92
Views: 11672

Well, I can confirm now, 2 for bacon butties but no EEM's
see you all at 10am, gotta go and polish my bonnet again now! so to speak..... :shock:
by gookah
Mon 25 Aug, 2008 23:29
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Sun 7th September Northern BMW Festival
Replies: 92
Views: 11672

Hi Rob
I'd like to come along too, first show for me, so dont know what too expect!! 10am is ok too, and maybe the meal, but will keep you updated on that bit. :)
by gookah
Thu 07 Aug, 2008 15:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Airbag Light on
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Cheers Red, do you know where I can get hold of the interface and software for laptop connectivity? £50 from a dealers means it will be an ebay tool, cos even x2 from indies means its paid for itself
by gookah
Thu 07 Aug, 2008 13:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Number plates
Replies: 68
Views: 7559

I have a personalised plate too with my name on it-(alledgedy), cost me £250 cos I happen to have a Polish-origin surname which matches the cheaper series of strange letters :lol: However I cant for the life of me understand why people pay £400 for a number plate with the car make or model on it. I ...
by gookah
Thu 07 Aug, 2008 12:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: few questions about my zed
Replies: 6
Views: 976

My lights were dimming at certain times too, after much head scratching I noticed it only occurred when the aircon was on and the compressor kicks in, so I think that its normal cos the compressor eats current. Turned aircon off and no dimming lights. just use it when its a hot day.... some chance h...
by gookah
Thu 07 Aug, 2008 11:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Airbag Light on
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Airbag Light on

Hi everyone, new to this so bear with me please, I had some rainfall enter my car last week, Roof up but windows down a little, heavy thunderstorms (wasnt expecting it in England so bought a convertible and it seems like its rained ever since!) Well since then my Airbag light has been on, The connec...