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by handsomejackuk
Sat 16 Jul, 2016 23:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Windscreen washer jet issues
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Windscreen washer jet issues

should be two one on each nozzle, i removed the furthest away one as i could not get it to work, i blew it through with my compressor but it would still not run... so i removed it. not had a problem with just one valve but obvioulsy the furthest away nozzle will not be filterd amd will run back down...
by handsomejackuk
Sat 16 Jul, 2016 22:30
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: blue z3 in Wales
Replies: 6
Views: 1261

Re: blue z3 in Wales

actually it might have been me as my daughter was in the car, and i had the top up Blue not Black Grrrrrr !!!!!!

.... may have been road from blaenavon to abergavenny loads of cyclists on the road was it you ?
by handsomejackuk
Sat 16 Jul, 2016 22:28
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: blue z3 in Wales
Replies: 6
Views: 1261

Re: blue z3 in Wales

not me i had my top down most of the day.... abergavenny usk crickhowell area...
by handsomejackuk
Sat 16 Jul, 2016 22:25
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: More Waving ......
Replies: 11
Views: 2343

Re: More Waving ......

T reg Z3 i think it was crickhowell this afternooni cant be 100% sure as i was out all day.. dont think he noticed me until i stuck my hand out the window who was it ?

maybe it was u !!!!!!
by handsomejackuk
Sat 16 Jul, 2016 21:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: disks stuck / seized grrr
Replies: 10
Views: 1094

Re: disks stuck / seized grrr

grrrr ok you win :-( i will give them a try next week.... hehe
by handsomejackuk
Sat 16 Jul, 2016 21:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 6807

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 Fabsi...
by handsomejackuk
Sat 16 Jul, 2016 18:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh
Replies: 59
Views: 6807

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

these come highly recommended on mx5 forums and mine was done by them and got to say it look superb... Jack R Smith Swansea.... i have receipt for £280 from when mine was done 2 years ago i think it still looks good... http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad70/handsomejackuk/bimmer/IMG_20160617_200711...
by handsomejackuk
Thu 14 Jul, 2016 00:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: non woeking key fob
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Re: non woeking key fob

now working repalced battery and followed instructions on program my key. com , key in ignition on off 4 times i think then i reprogrammed both keys work great now...
by handsomejackuk
Wed 13 Jul, 2016 23:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: disks stuck / seized grrr
Replies: 10
Views: 1094

Re: disks stuck / seized grrr

did see this tip on youtube, not sure i want to attempt too much force on that caliper holding bracket for fear of it cracking, i decided to leave the disks for the moment and put a few miles on the car to see if they will clean up they not worn, just a little bit rusty, the rear ones were the same ...
by handsomejackuk
Wed 13 Jul, 2016 23:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 213665

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

ebay jack pad adaptor as i need to get the rear wheels off now i did manage a small block of wood for the front, but seeing as i will be doing most of the mechanical wokr myself i thought i better buy one... next few days the rear wheels are coming off for a full clean, and the rear disks / drums wi...
by handsomejackuk
Wed 13 Jul, 2016 00:13
Forum: Performance
Topic: DID YOU KNOW....diff noise revelation!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1971

Re: DID YOU KNOW....diff noise revelation!!!

i notice a very slight noise on my diff but seems to quieten after a few miles... would this be needing attention.. maybe a change of oil ?
by handsomejackuk
Tue 12 Jul, 2016 23:48
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Handsomejackz Z3
Replies: 28
Views: 3216

Re: Handsomejackz Z3

geting a bit better...new M emblem fitted for gear knob, both front wheels removed and calipers cleaned and given the wire brush treatment on my pillar drill and flap wheel on my grinder, and paint silver roof given another coat of fabsil. new antenna grommet fitted, front lights polished, grill pol...
by handsomejackuk
Mon 11 Jul, 2016 22:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: how many wear wires on front
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: how many wear wires on front

phew :-)

thats made aint it.... are all cars like that ?
by handsomejackuk
Mon 11 Jul, 2016 22:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: how many wear wires on front
Replies: 3
Views: 421

how many wear wires on front

just moved on to the drivers side of my car today and noticed no wear wires but there is wire on the passenger is this normal ?

The connection box on the inner wing where the abs sensor goes appears smaller too..
by handsomejackuk
Sun 10 Jul, 2016 23:43
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New wheels fitted
Replies: 17
Views: 2553

Re: New wheels fitted

wow looks real nice need to get my wheels sorted just slowly going around mine but will be there soon.,
by handsomejackuk
Sun 10 Jul, 2016 18:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: disks stuck / seized grrr
Replies: 10
Views: 1094

Re: disks stuck / seized grrr

i didnt want to smak them too hard to day as i wait until i can get disks local tomorrow then they will have death !!!!!!
by handsomejackuk
Sun 10 Jul, 2016 18:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: disks stuck / seized grrr
Replies: 10
Views: 1094

Re: disks stuck / seized grrr

thanks all i give it another go tomorrow.... with a few wheel nuts slightly in and give it a good soak also i have a heat gun so was gonna apply some heat to the disk to expand it slightly... i have done disks before but normally they come off no problemo...hehe

i sort it..... :head:
by handsomejackuk
Sun 10 Jul, 2016 17:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: disks stuck / seized grrr
Replies: 10
Views: 1094

disks stuck / seized grrr

so removed the 6mm locking bolt from front disks, wheel removed of course and caliper bracket and caliper.. several severe bangs with hammer to disk not budging.. think this will have to go to garage to get the disks any advice ?..

looks like it may have been on there a few years... grrrr
by handsomejackuk
Sun 10 Jul, 2016 11:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 1.9 disks vented or solid
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: z3 1.9 disks vented or solid

solid disks will be fine for me vented for higher power cars and better cooling i got that...... i cant be bothered to fit different calipers...
by handsomejackuk
Sat 09 Jul, 2016 23:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 1.9 disks vented or solid
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: z3 1.9 disks vented or solid

sounds ok for me... cheap enough...

i get the other one off tomorrow and paint up the caliper bracket and caliper while i am at it....
by handsomejackuk
Sat 09 Jul, 2016 22:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 1.9 disks vented or solid
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: z3 1.9 disks vented or solid

are these any good... http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/BMW_Z3_1.9_1998/p/car-parts/brake-friction/brakes/brake-disc/?104110039&1&882de66248eb098713ba479d2867f5c7b0e6cba4&000027 http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/BMW_Z3_1.9_1998/p/car-parts/brake-friction/brakes/brake-disc/?104110038&1&f3b78f77729998...
by handsomejackuk
Sat 09 Jul, 2016 22:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 1.9 disks vented or solid
Replies: 11
Views: 921

z3 1.9 disks vented or solid

need a set of front disks for my z3 1.9 i see i can get a single disk for £17 and vented are up to £50 is there any advantage in vented.. over the cheaper disks, i dont know what to go for ?
by handsomejackuk
Sat 09 Jul, 2016 22:14
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Any meets in Wales?
Replies: 18
Views: 2324

Re: Any meets in Wales?

bit far up for me, and anyway got my passenger side suspension leg stripped at the moment... calipers off being painted and new disks next week....

shame next time though
by handsomejackuk
Sat 09 Jul, 2016 17:44
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: More Waving ......
Replies: 11
Views: 2343

Re: More Waving ......

ever since i have had mine i have only seen one on the road...and by the time isaw him i forgot to wave..... I know of 3 others though. and know them pretty well... not so many in deepest south wales....!!!!

grrrr
by handsomejackuk
Sat 09 Jul, 2016 11:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 51718398538 filler pot z3 fuel tank
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: 51718398538 filler pot z3 fuel tank

ok thanks on that, yeah i think maybe the wide body is different, Rob let me know if you have one in good order i can have off you ?
by handsomejackuk
Sat 09 Jul, 2016 10:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 213665

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

new gear knob emblem, and tacky steering wheel cover to cover up my badly worn steering wheel... and new antenna grommet now fitted, removed all wheel nuts and found a few quite loose, cleaned them all up and gave them a nice shiny coat of silver, removed idle control valve screw one at a time and p...
by handsomejackuk
Fri 08 Jul, 2016 10:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 51718398538 filler pot z3 fuel tank
Replies: 4
Views: 442

51718398538 filler pot z3 fuel tank

Hi anyone got the above part its called filler pot for a Z3 1998 same for all models

looks like this...

fits to neck of fuel tank with overflow pipe...



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thanks Al.
by handsomejackuk
Tue 05 Jul, 2016 01:15
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Any meets in Wales?
Replies: 18
Views: 2324

Re: Any meets in Wales?

brecon area has some beautiful roads if anyone interested in a run out... anytime....

anyone from south wales ?
by handsomejackuk
Mon 04 Jul, 2016 19:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hood protector and proofer
Replies: 14
Views: 1553

Re: Hood protector and proofer

heres mine after fabsil treatment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjCn_ZwmoZI
by handsomejackuk
Mon 04 Jul, 2016 19:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Shiney parts of my roof
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Shiney parts of my roof

Vert = con ver tible. Had to think about that one - not seen it used before :o handsomejackuk did you use the Fabsil cleaner and the Fabsil protector? Or just the protector? The usual recommendation for cleaning is Milton sterlising fluid. There are lots of discussions on this subject on the forum....
by handsomejackuk
Mon 04 Jul, 2016 17:17
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Fabsil waterfproofer on roof...
Replies: 0
Views: 416

Fabsil waterfproofer on roof...

heres a clip of water being thrown on roof.... washed with milton, and rinsed off then carplan wash and wax, rinsed off again, allowed to dry then painted on with a 2 inch paint brush i used about 600ml i bought a 5 litre tin for £21 so plenty left for my pull out awning, and for a second re apply t...
by handsomejackuk
Mon 04 Jul, 2016 09:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Shiney parts of my roof
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Shiney parts of my roof

i used fabsil on mine over the weekend and had great results... water beads and runs straight off it...


https://www.facebook.com/bong.prettyjoh ... 855210245/
by handsomejackuk
Mon 04 Jul, 2016 09:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Zed cruise & meet with "Just Jane" Sunday 3rd July 2016
Replies: 88
Views: 9970

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

great turnout glad you all had such a good day hope to meet up with you all next year or at another event a bit closer....
by handsomejackuk
Sun 03 Jul, 2016 00:02
Forum: Performance
Topic: steering wheel
Replies: 21
Views: 2224

Re: steering wheel

i didnt realise he did an exchange that may be worth me considering... as for the wheel its real grotty...dunno about rarity though the gear know is an unusual colour too.... the leather is aweful thats why theres a cover over it i knew this when i bought the car... the prvious owner put that thing...
by handsomejackuk
Sat 02 Jul, 2016 23:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Zed cruise & meet with "Just Jane" Sunday 3rd July 2016
Replies: 88
Views: 9970

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

colb wrote:Travelled up today overnighting at Swineshead Bridge close to venue see you there

awesome have a great weekend... maybe next year or a bit closer....
by handsomejackuk
Sat 02 Jul, 2016 01:39
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Alloy Repair/Refurbishment
Replies: 16
Views: 3005

Re: Alloy Repair/Refurbishment

awesome Job Dan looks like you pretty close to me Brynmwar abertillery area here you still active on the forum and still got the Z3.... ?
by handsomejackuk
Sat 02 Jul, 2016 01:14
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Cleaning up BMW tool kit
Replies: 8
Views: 1974

Re: Cleaning up BMW tool kit

also please some pictures of the setup of the battery clamp as mine does not seem to be put back right i have a long threaded bar but not attached to anything...
by handsomejackuk
Sat 02 Jul, 2016 01:04
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Cleaning up BMW tool kit
Replies: 8
Views: 1974

Re: Cleaning up BMW tool kit

hmmm same here....

most of the tools are in good condition but the tow hook / eye is very powdery in condition, i have not attacked it yet any tips on rejuvinating this....

Image
by handsomejackuk
Fri 01 Jul, 2016 21:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CD Multi Changer
Replies: 21
Views: 2318

Re: CD Multi Changer

I had a Blaupunkt autochanger in my rear storage compartment in the cabin, but since the previous owner fitted a sony headunit,its not working, so i have a 32gb sandisk usb stick and never need to swap cd's plus i got the extra cabin room now for fluffy toys and a picnic blanket. agree on the retro ...
by handsomejackuk
Fri 01 Jul, 2016 16:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: antenna grommet availablitliy
Replies: 31
Views: 1864

Re: antenna grommet availablitliy

Thanks Rob, for sorting yesterday was very good of you to come over for me so sorry you had to wait... if i can be of any help to you in the future do not hesitate to let me know...
look forward to meeting you and possibly a few others on the forum quite shortly...

Al...
by handsomejackuk
Thu 30 Jun, 2016 12:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: antenna grommet availablitliy
Replies: 31
Views: 1864

Re: antenna grommet availablitliy

Rob,

email me your mobile...

i be leaving here 5:00....

to meet you at 6:00

thanks Al....
by handsomejackuk
Thu 30 Jun, 2016 01:36
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bertiejaffa's ///M
Replies: 63
Views: 10936

Re: Bertiejaffa's ///M

thanks
by handsomejackuk
Thu 30 Jun, 2016 01:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: antenna grommet availablitliy
Replies: 31
Views: 1864

Re: antenna grommet availablitliy

i think the soft top motor has to be removed to gain access to the aerial mine has not got a motor so don't have this problem
by handsomejackuk
Wed 29 Jun, 2016 23:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: antenna grommet availablitliy
Replies: 31
Views: 1864

Re: antenna grommet availablitliy

yeah ok... see you there.... funny enough the third brake light inside cover fell off and was lurking in the boot when i bought the car, so suspect someone else had a look at it and didnt proceed.... i just thinking if thats the amount of water thats in there may have beeen in there ages it cant be ...
by handsomejackuk
Wed 29 Jun, 2016 22:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: antenna grommet availablitliy
Replies: 31
Views: 1864

Re: antenna grommet availablitliy

got the antenna off and mopped out the bottom of the boot well.. it was pretty wet and oily and that plastic box thing i think its the alarm sensor was pretty drenched...

hoping the grommet may help with the water issues here, unless theres other problems to look for...?
by handsomejackuk
Wed 29 Jun, 2016 22:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: antenna grommet availablitliy
Replies: 31
Views: 1864

Re: antenna grommet availablitliy

still on for tomorow Rob ? i emailed you my mobile if theres any problem please let me know...save me a wasted journey... can you private message me you mobile so i can contact you ? I be leaving here about 5.00 to meet with you at mcdonalds at the coldra.... i prob take the Z3 if its a nice evening...
by handsomejackuk
Wed 29 Jun, 2016 16:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: antenna grommet availablitliy
Replies: 31
Views: 1864

Re: antenna grommet availablitliy

thanks for the picture its all sorted now well at least the antenna is off once it stops raining i take the rest off.. its not stopped raining all day its doing my nut in.. i want to get up there and finish this off....
by handsomejackuk
Wed 29 Jun, 2016 16:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: antenna grommet availablitliy
Replies: 31
Views: 1864

Re: antenna grommet availablitliy

handsomejackuk wrote:got it just went up the back and removed it wey hey... i was a bit to gentle with it thinking it was gonna snap bit of wd40, and a thick rag and my small pipe grips got it off... just waiting for it to clear up a bit now to remove the trim inside the boot and remove the antenna base thanks...

:)
by handsomejackuk
Wed 29 Jun, 2016 16:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: antenna grommet availablitliy
Replies: 31
Views: 1864

Re: antenna grommet availablitliy

got it just went up the back and removed it wey hey... i was a but to gentle with it thinking it was gonna snap bit of wd40, and a thick rag and my small pipe grips got it off... just waiting for it to clear up a bit now to remove the trim inside the boot and remove the antenna base thanks...

:)