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by bertiejaffa
Sun 23 Oct, 2016 20:42
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: I Own BMW Z3M Roadster (Old Top Gear 1998) Need More Info??
Replies: 16
Views: 2404

Re: I Own BMW Z3M Roadster (Old Top Gear 1998) Need More Inf

Brian H wrote:I read through this and without noticing the dates of the posts thought that there cannot be two ///Ms with aftermarket carpets stuck over the original!!! Because bertiejaffa has one too. Now I have looked at the dates of the posts it all makes sense:)

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by bertiejaffa
Sun 23 Oct, 2016 20:41
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bertiejaffa's ///M
Replies: 63
Views: 10964

Re: Bertiejaffa's ///M

Thanks fella's - yeah I am annoyed and you can guess what I wish for the culprit... I need to get it to the garage and get the quotes - good to hear some ideas though about how to approach it. @Deano, yeah ive consider the replacement door option - at the end of the day it might end up being the che...
by bertiejaffa
Sun 23 Oct, 2016 20:37
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: 100,000 miles - any advise
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

100,000 miles - any advise

Hi All,

The car ticked over the 100,000 miles mark last week - any advise from the experts on what, if anything special needs considering at this milestone?

Image

Thanks B
by bertiejaffa
Fri 21 Oct, 2016 22:55
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bertiejaffa's ///M
Replies: 63
Views: 10964

Re: Bertiejaffa's ///M

21/10/16: Just a quick update - the hardtop has gone on for the weekend but more importantly some B*%^&rd has kindly parked next to me and then (I assume) reversed his front end down the side of my door - gutted !! :head: :head: :head: http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e309/bertiejaffa/9C260333-F801...
by bertiejaffa
Fri 21 Oct, 2016 21:00
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Autumn Colours Cruise Sunday 16th October 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1689

Re: Autumn Colours Cruise Sunday 16th October 2012

Good to see the old girl back up and running Gary
by bertiejaffa
Fri 21 Oct, 2016 20:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 214398

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

z4 steering wheel airbag (after 2 years of waiting)
by bertiejaffa
Fri 21 Oct, 2016 20:50
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: I Own BMW Z3M Roadster (Old Top Gear 1998) Need More Info??
Replies: 16
Views: 2404

Re: I Own BMW Z3M Roadster (Old Top Gear 1998) Need More Inf

Hi, the car is now in my possession - she's a dream and my daily drive...

@yellow... how come the interest? what have you got?
by bertiejaffa
Wed 19 Oct, 2016 08:15
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED Rear Demist Switch
Replies: 0
Views: 343

WANTED Rear Demist Switch

Hi All,

As per the post I am after a rear demist button for the optional hard top. I know they changed during the facelift and I am looking for both switches - a prefacelift one for me & a facelift one for a mate.

PLEASE HELP !!!

Thanks, Lee
by bertiejaffa
Thu 13 Oct, 2016 01:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Why doesn't my cigarette lighter work?
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Re: Why doesn't my cigarette lighter work?

1st thing is check the fuse as people have said
2nd thing is the lighter unit itself might be knackered... it does come out from behind but I cant remember how.

Check the fuse first then we will tell you how to remove the unit
by bertiejaffa
Thu 13 Oct, 2016 01:25
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: BMW ROADSTERS.
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: BMW ROADSTERS.

dismissed the best roadster ever
by bertiejaffa
Thu 13 Oct, 2016 01:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 214398

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

An airbag off a Z4.
by bertiejaffa
Thu 13 Oct, 2016 01:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hard Top Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Re: Hard Top Issues

I have fitted a few hardtops in my time - I assume you mean the catch to tighten the hardtop to the car has broke?

Im not sure what you mean when you mention the shelf etc.... do you have any pics?
by bertiejaffa
Thu 13 Oct, 2016 00:55
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: M STYLE GEARSHIFT TRIM FOR NON M Z3's
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: M STYLE GEARSHIFT TRIM FOR NON M Z3's

they look brilliant
by bertiejaffa
Thu 13 Oct, 2016 00:54
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z3 to Z4M
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: Z3 to Z4M

you turncoat!!!

What are you doing with the yellow peril?
by bertiejaffa
Thu 13 Oct, 2016 00:51
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: leather painting tips....
Replies: 13
Views: 1628

Re: leather painting tips....

that looks good :D
by bertiejaffa
Thu 13 Oct, 2016 00:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Caliper Bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 802

Re: Caliper Bolts

for bolts etc ebay is fine.... theres a couple of good people.

I also use BIGGRED - just google, they are great. Remember to bed your pads in properly - PM me if needed
by bertiejaffa
Thu 13 Oct, 2016 00:45
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Handsomejackz Z3
Replies: 28
Views: 3236

Re: Handsomejackz Z3

i think its looking great and the paint/polish looks v good. personally I think if you want stone guards go carbon. I have some on mine but in all honesty I dont think they are needed
by bertiejaffa
Wed 21 Sep, 2016 10:11
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: How to Repair the S50B32 VANOS
Replies: 8
Views: 1321

Re: How to Repair the S50B32 VANOS

Well done fella - you could now make a lot of money if you wanted !!
by bertiejaffa
Mon 12 Sep, 2016 22:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2 rebuild journal - The Terd-Mobile
Replies: 95
Views: 9321

Re: Z3 2.2 rebuild journal - The Terd-Mobile

Ive said it many times already but it needs saying again - great job... its probably one of the best maintained cars on the forum now with everything you have done
by bertiejaffa
Fri 09 Sep, 2016 22:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: accelerator pedal sticking
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: accelerator pedal sticking

I would go for a new cable. Its not a lot of money, easy to replace, and it makes such a difference in the driving. I used to be of the opinion that oiling it would do, put it tends to break down on the inside so doesnt work properly. Theres threads telling how to remove it- theres a ball on one en...
by bertiejaffa
Tue 06 Sep, 2016 14:52
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bertiejaffa's ///M
Replies: 63
Views: 10964

Re: Bertiejaffa's ///M

handsomejackuk wrote:thanks....

any tips on how to get my scuffed / suede type scuffed leather smooth again ? on my steering wheel....
Where abouts are you talking about on the steering wheel? Very fine sandpaper would get rid of marks but might be worth investing in a retrim from royal steering wheels?
by bertiejaffa
Mon 22 Aug, 2016 00:07
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 9631

Re: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal

Great work fella - once again one of the best threads on the forum and you've only just started - hopefully see you on a trip soon and see how your hard work is coming on!! :cheers
by bertiejaffa
Fri 29 Jul, 2016 23:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2 rebuild journal - The Terd-Mobile
Replies: 95
Views: 9321

Re: Z3 2.2 rebuild journal - The Terd-Mobile

youve done an amazing job there - looks great
by bertiejaffa
Fri 29 Jul, 2016 15:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: One of two in SA
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: One of two in SA

Thats such a shame pal...
by bertiejaffa
Wed 20 Jul, 2016 22:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: bad leak behind passenger seat
Replies: 7
Views: 774

Re: bad leak behind passenger seat

That is very expensive - I wouldnt go anywhere near them. Peel back the carpet under the back window. If the water is coming in from there you can usually see the run marks on the metal... that said if it is coming in from there you usually get puddles and wet in the boot too. On mine I had a leak w...
by bertiejaffa
Sun 17 Jul, 2016 18:30
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 189751

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

Congrats on the new purchase... waiting to see what you do to this one. whoever buys yours will have a beauty
by bertiejaffa
Sun 17 Jul, 2016 03:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 6880

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

fitted and supplied i believe.... i bought the car and had an invoice for the roof, only just bought the car but it was done about 2 years ago, i did speak to them about 2 weeks ago, they are still in business. I was enquiring about waterproofing the roof with waterproofer and they recommended Fabs...
by bertiejaffa
Sun 17 Jul, 2016 02:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 214398

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

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




Image

Yalden got some too.... Job lot?
by bertiejaffa
Sat 16 Jul, 2016 11:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 6880

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

Had my roof replaced on Monday - the new one is a work of art... very impressed
by bertiejaffa
Mon 11 Jul, 2016 15:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 214398

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Plastic screw plugs and plastic screws for the jack pads I bought the other week
New door card clips
New side bumper light to replace the one shattered on the Welsh cruise
New LED bulb for the boot
3m Headlight restoration kit
New soft top from Croydon
A few tanks of super unleaded
by bertiejaffa
Mon 11 Jul, 2016 14:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10424

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

evobaz wrote:As I was searching for it on the Sytner site I stumbled on their Z3M 's page.......holy #### £57k for a low mileage example.
Well I am 345 miles off 100,000.... guess I'll have to keep doing the lottery :lol:
by bertiejaffa
Mon 11 Jul, 2016 14:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: disks stuck / seized grrr
Replies: 10
Views: 1103

Re: disks stuck / seized grrr

had the same problem on my mates A5 recently when changing his discs...

....you need a bigger hammer and a harder swing - they'll come off
by bertiejaffa
Thu 07 Jul, 2016 18:53
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For sale!!! Z3 3.0i. How much???
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: For sale!!! Z3 3.0i. How much???

Remember pics need to be hosted externally - go to stock exchange and follow the link that explains it. As for price - I'll take it now for £2k without seeing it, Infact I'd probably take it for 3k as well. A good quality 3.0l will go for 8 as Barry says but you need to have everything done, and rec...
by bertiejaffa
Wed 06 Jul, 2016 01:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DIAGNOSTIC HELP NEEDD
Replies: 20
Views: 1721

Re: DIAGNOSTIC HELP NEEDD

Thanks for the reply Robert, car is a facelift late 1999 model (2 litre). The initial scan done (can no longer get hold of the chap) showed no signals from rear wheel sensors (now replaced with aftermarket ones) and ABS module showed defective. Presumably dud wheel sensors would bring both ABS/ASC ...
by bertiejaffa
Wed 06 Jul, 2016 01:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB: Z3 M front bumper
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Re: WTB: Z3 M front bumper

Sorry to hear about the poor seller experience - thats not good. hopefully someone on the continent will be able to come forward and offer one. The issue in the UK is that there were less than 1000 M models produced, and more than 500 are still on the road so the number of available parts in the UK ...
by bertiejaffa
Tue 05 Jul, 2016 02:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: E46 steering wheel
Replies: 13
Views: 941

Re: E46 steering wheel

I fitted one to my 1st z3, 15 minutes of a job - nice and easy Great! I've checked your jurnal but no details on the steering wheel swop. Did you buy new parts or second hand from another model? Ha ha- oddly i looked too and I missed it off. Simple 2nd hand off eBay, nothing to change - just fitted...
by bertiejaffa
Tue 05 Jul, 2016 02:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Zed cruise & meet with "Just Jane" Sunday 3rd July 2016
Replies: 88
Views: 10103

Re: Zed cruise & meet with "Just Jane" Sunday 3rd July 2016

Hi Rooster, yes you did miss out on a beautiful sunny top down 'wind in the wires' day, however you went with your gut feeling which in the end I'm sure was the right decision given your circumstances. Enjoy your 325 Ci and safe driving too. :thumb: Hi Koolflyer. Thank you very much - now I am goin...
by bertiejaffa
Tue 05 Jul, 2016 02:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diff Rubber Mount
Replies: 16
Views: 1473

Re: Diff Rubber Mount

2p worth - if the bush looks goosed (which that does) replace it - after all it can't do any harm. Knocks on these cars are normal, mine is 18 year old, been raced by Tiff Needell, fully fixed by BMW, fully invoiced b previous owners (not solely on the diff) in a folder till they come out of my ears...
by bertiejaffa
Tue 05 Jul, 2016 01:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I have been busy at the weekend!
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: I have been busy at the weekend!

pingu wrote:Looks very neat.

I may look into doing the same.
You're busy!!
by bertiejaffa
Tue 05 Jul, 2016 01:48
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Anybody seen a bra up close?
Replies: 15
Views: 1684

Re: Anybody seen a bra up close?

Bloody awful.... Don't do it! I had quite a lot of work done 18 months ago including full front bumper respray. DTEC ruined that!! But that's the price of driving hard and aggressive - I'm just gonna have to have it done again, this time probably when I have the hardtop done Bottom line - if you don...
by bertiejaffa
Tue 05 Jul, 2016 01:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10424

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

I think it might just be us lot on here talking up the prices of the 3.0. I've got my 66,000 mile example up for £5k and not a sniff so far, though the dull weather isn't helping. It's the same on the RS forums I go on as well, since they like to talk the prices up as well (I think it's a one make ...
by bertiejaffa
Sun 03 Jul, 2016 22:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: E46 steering wheel
Replies: 13
Views: 941

Re: E46 steering wheel

I fitted one to my 1st z3, 15 minutes of a job - nice and easy
by bertiejaffa
Sun 03 Jul, 2016 19:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I have been busy at the weekend!
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: I have been busy at the weekend!

fits well and looks great
by bertiejaffa
Sun 03 Jul, 2016 19:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Zed cruise & meet with "Just Jane" Sunday 3rd July 2016
Replies: 88
Views: 10103

Re: Zed cruise & meet with "Just Jane" Sunday 3rd July 2016

Great day out, great weather - top down all day and a nice tan to go with it. Little lad loved it too, proper day doing some father/son bonding. Thanks to Pete for making it all possible.

Cheers B
by bertiejaffa
Sat 02 Jul, 2016 22:58
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: brushed aluminium console - fitting
Replies: 16
Views: 2832

Re: brushed aluminium console - fitting

That looks good, where did you go and how much was it if you dont mind me asking?
by bertiejaffa
Sat 02 Jul, 2016 22:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tanin Red Leather (Q2TD)
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

Re: Tanin Red Leather (Q2TD)

They dont make that colour leather anymore.

Replace it with a similar red and then redye it using scuffmaster - I did that with my 1st Zed - see my signature link below.
by bertiejaffa
Sat 02 Jul, 2016 22:26
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Alloy Repair/Refurbishment
Replies: 16
Views: 3011

Re: Alloy Repair/Refurbishment

Which company was this? was it £35 per wheel?
by bertiejaffa
Sat 02 Jul, 2016 22:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: E46 steering wheel
Replies: 13
Views: 941

Re: E46 steering wheel

do you mean the one where the lowest spoke is split in 2?
by bertiejaffa
Sat 02 Jul, 2016 22:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How to fit a new aerial
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: How to fit a new aerial

The aerial mast is missing presumed stolen. There isn't a thread left to screw another one into though, so I don't think replacing the grommit will be enough. I'll look for the other thread that mrscalex referred to. sounds like theyve broke it completely - maybe send a PM to spursfan who should be...