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by handsomejackuk
Fri 06 Jan, 2017 22:37
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Handsomejackz Z3
Replies: 28
Views: 3368

Re: Handsomejackz Z3

bertiejaffa wrote:Great picture - can you photo shop the crap cars out :lol:

heres a better one i found on my fone tonight

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by handsomejackuk
Thu 05 Jan, 2017 22:53
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Handsomejackz Z3
Replies: 28
Views: 3368

Re: Handsomejackz Z3

one from todays run out....


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by handsomejackuk
Sun 04 Dec, 2016 21:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: an offer you can't refuse
Replies: 13
Views: 1629

Re: an offer you can't refuse

sounds like BMW dealers are scratching for work...

if it aint broke dont fix it...
by handsomejackuk
Sun 04 Dec, 2016 21:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mudflaps anyone universal or recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Re: Mudflaps anyone universal or recommendations

bertiejaffa wrote:Halfords own - trim down the edge and they look great


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they look good thanks...
by handsomejackuk
Fri 02 Dec, 2016 20:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mudflaps anyone universal or recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Re: Mudflaps anyone universal or recommendations

I have these bookmarked on ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190977807534 because I think someone on here recommended them ages ago. I can't vouch for them, as I've not tried them personally. thats not a bad price for those, be interested to know anyone else that has fitted them and if they are ok...
by handsomejackuk
Fri 02 Dec, 2016 15:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mudflaps anyone universal or recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Mudflaps anyone universal or recommendations

HI,

finding it more difficult to kepp the car clean in this weather, anyone got recommendations for mudflaps universal, or is there any type that fit good and look good on a Z3 ?

pics please if you got some fitted

thanks Al..
by handsomejackuk
Mon 28 Nov, 2016 15:46
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Handsomejackz Z3
Replies: 28
Views: 3368

Re: Handsomejackz Z3

not too shabby a day today, run up to the keepers Blaenavon, roof down it is then down to varteg abersychan pontypool, hafodrynys, pantside newbridge sofrydd and home roof down all day and nice and toasty trapper hat and gloves... http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad70/handsomejackuk/Mobile%20Uploa...
by handsomejackuk
Sat 26 Nov, 2016 22:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: LED sidelights....here
Replies: 5
Views: 854

Re: LED sidelights....here

peter2b wrote:fitted them but only one lit yep they are polerised much better than the old bulbs nice crisp light
peter2b
yay glad they worked for you
by handsomejackuk
Thu 17 Nov, 2016 22:17
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: Performance Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1787

Re: Performance Problems

nice, i got a spare raspberry pi here.... was using it as a torrent server, and did use it briefly for running XBMC, and also used it for a cam server... but into different stuff now...
by handsomejackuk
Thu 17 Nov, 2016 20:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: LED sidelights....here
Replies: 5
Views: 854

LED sidelights....here

just thought i share these.... fitted tonight... real easy to fit and much better than stock, i bought 4 for £3.79 real nice crisp white light, not sure if they are polarity sensitive, i check the voltage and the + and - terminal with my meter and installed them the correct way, and they worked spot...
by handsomejackuk
Tue 15 Nov, 2016 11:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: instrument panel bulbs
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Re: instrument panel bulbs

Thanks Rob...

i will just change the faulty bulb then and replace... i have ordered some led 504 bulbs anyway for my side lights..

Al.
by handsomejackuk
Tue 15 Nov, 2016 01:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: instrument panel bulbs
Replies: 2
Views: 441

instrument panel bulbs

Hi, I have got my instrument panel out as my fuel gauge bulb has blown.. i have the cluster out, and have noticed a few bulbs missing which i think should be anyway such as diesel glow plug trailer lights... Also missing is my hazard warning bulb check engine light, and it looks as though one of the...
by handsomejackuk
Sat 12 Nov, 2016 22:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel removal on Z3
Replies: 9
Views: 1127

Re: Steering wheel removal on Z3

have a look at my thread on beige wheel.. i try and find you a linky, but basically you need torx bits i think t27 and t20, and a 18mm to remove the wheel. disconnect the vehicle battery too so as not to trigger air bag light...

Al..
by handsomejackuk
Wed 09 Nov, 2016 12:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: what obd software ?
Replies: 9
Views: 842

Re: what obd software ?

Hi,

just had a look at that and seems its what i need... will look in to ordering it today...have tried scan xl and only certain sensors seem to show up on it...

thanks both

Al..
by handsomejackuk
Tue 08 Nov, 2016 19:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: what obd software ?
Replies: 9
Views: 842

what obd software ?

Hi, I have a working version of Scan XL build 2532 i bought a few years ago :wink: is there anything i can use to look at sensor graphs particulalry intereted in logging the camshaft sensor, and crankshaft sensor among other things... would be handy for diagnosis.. i can see fault codes, and reset n...
by handsomejackuk
Tue 08 Nov, 2016 19:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1998 m44 engine z3 check engine light
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: 1998 m44 engine z3 check engine light

no obd socket under dash.... i just use the 21 pin pacman style plug.... there is a plug on the other side of the engine bay too... not sure what that is for....
by handsomejackuk
Sun 06 Nov, 2016 19:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1998 m44 engine z3 check engine light
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: 1998 m44 engine z3 check engine light

thanks all...i glad we got that established i dont need to look for one then.... i not tried to see if my code has come back yet.. will do tomorrow...
by handsomejackuk
Fri 04 Nov, 2016 14:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1998 m44 engine z3 check engine light
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: 1998 m44 engine z3 check engine light

thanks Rob i have a look at that link now...

Al..
by handsomejackuk
Fri 04 Nov, 2016 14:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1998 m44 engine z3 check engine light
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: 1998 m44 engine z3 check engine light

i had a couple of bad misfires / engine cut outs a few days ago, it was real brief loss of power, but seemed to recover real quickly.... this was when driving normally as though a loss of ignition completely. nothing has shown on dash but my code reader has noted p0340 and i have reset code and mil ...
by handsomejackuk
Fri 04 Nov, 2016 14:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1998 m44 engine z3 check engine light
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: 1998 m44 engine z3 check engine light

heres a video of my dash when turning the igintion key....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm0n0r_mKWo
by handsomejackuk
Fri 04 Nov, 2016 14:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1998 m44 engine z3 check engine light
Replies: 13
Views: 978

1998 m44 engine z3 check engine light

Hi, I just curious as to what symbol on my dash the check engine light would be... When i turn the ignition on i have a load of lights on self test... i not sure which is the c.e.l. i have found an error code on my scantool p0340 camshaft sensor fault but i dont get a check engine light... is this n...
by handsomejackuk
Tue 01 Nov, 2016 21:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: OBD Ports...
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: OBD Ports...

Grrrrr thanks Rob.... :evil:
by handsomejackuk
Tue 01 Nov, 2016 18:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: OBD Ports...
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: OBD Ports...

thanks i probably going to buy a wifi elm327 as my other elm327 is usb and not very convenient i dont have a good laptop to install obd software i think android will be easier for me...
by handsomejackuk
Tue 01 Nov, 2016 16:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: OBD Ports...
Replies: 4
Views: 455

OBD Ports...

My 1998 Z3 1.9 hasnt got an inside 16 pin obd port under the steering column, but has 2 connectors under the bonnet one is just above the ABS pump on the right side lloking from the front, and the other is on the left side just in front of the realy box... what are the two ports for ? I have ordered...
by handsomejackuk
Thu 27 Oct, 2016 22:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.
Replies: 66
Views: 6743

Re: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.

I have a set of moulds to cast them in. Problem is, the fella that was doing them for me, and at a reasonable price nearly killed himself in a pro cycling off road race... He's not quite been himself since then. He used his head as the primary landing gear, and in spite of wearing a regulation helm...
by handsomejackuk
Wed 26 Oct, 2016 00:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Changing the gearbox oil
Replies: 73
Views: 6906

Re: Changing the gearbox oil

woooo hoooo gl4 it is then ......
by handsomejackuk
Tue 25 Oct, 2016 00:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Changing the gearbox oil
Replies: 73
Views: 6906

Re: Changing the gearbox oil

notice my local motor factors has millers TRX fully synth 75w 80 oil at just over a fiver for a litre... all be it a gl4 and gl5 oil...this http://www.millersoils.co.uk/automotive/tds-automotive.asp?prodsegmentID=997§or=Car any opinions on this for z3 1.9 manual gearbox my only issue is that its...
by handsomejackuk
Sun 23 Oct, 2016 22:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Differential bush change
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: Differential bush change

diff oil drained yesterday, plugs came out no prob.... left it overnight to drain went to halfords today to try and get some fully synthetic diff oil but none there so will have to wait until tomorrow to get some in readiness...... Anyway in the meanwhile I have loosened a few diff cover bolts and g...
by handsomejackuk
Sun 23 Oct, 2016 02:47
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Handsomejackz Z3
Replies: 28
Views: 3368

Re: Handsomejackz Z3

washed and waxed....

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by handsomejackuk
Sun 23 Oct, 2016 01:58
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.
Replies: 66
Views: 6743

Re: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.

Hi Pete I don't have any, and not making them any longer. You'll have to shop around for a set of cheap OEM headlights with the clear lenses fitted. Alternately, visit the scrappies and find them there - even if the headlight main lens is broken, the indicator lenses may be recoverable. LHD / RHD i...
by handsomejackuk
Tue 18 Oct, 2016 23:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220844

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Driving Gloves? How very 1950's :D ....... I just direct the facia vents onto my pinkies! Seriously though, I like the wheel to slip through my fingers sometimes. :cheers, Bonzo. Driving gloves is like shoe trees for good shoes. I think it's cool, thinking myself about buying classic driving gloves...
by handsomejackuk
Tue 18 Oct, 2016 17:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Differential bush change
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: Differential bush change

pingu wrote:It's an easy job with the cover off...

viewtopic.php?t=29073
Thanks bud.... Good to meet you Sunday even though only briefly
by handsomejackuk
Tue 18 Oct, 2016 10:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Differential bush change
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: Differential bush change

Thanks both i will look into this need to get 14 mm hex for the drain fill plugs first
by handsomejackuk
Tue 18 Oct, 2016 01:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Differential bush change
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Differential bush change

has anyone done the differential bush without removing the diff and sub frame, i want to drain and change the diff oil, so figure if i take the diff cover off too, i can change the diff bushing...? any thoughts http://www.spcarsplus.com/gallery3/var/resizes/MJR-Makeover/IMG_1026.jpg?m=1359178557
by handsomejackuk
Sat 15 Oct, 2016 18:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3672

Re: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?

littlefeller wrote:feeling a bit left out now, mine is the original wood with beige :lol:
wood with beige for me too...
by handsomejackuk
Fri 14 Oct, 2016 14:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220844

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

bought a set of driving gloves, and a trapper hat, also treated my beige wheel to a refurb, all fitted now and looks loads better, hence the reason for driving gloves...
by handsomejackuk
Fri 14 Oct, 2016 14:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220844

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Geoff Crispin wrote:Had a new stainless steel back box made and fitted by LongLife, sound is not bad but it gives a buzz in the ears at some revs which is not nice. Has anyone else had this ?
how much was this Geoff ?
by handsomejackuk
Fri 14 Oct, 2016 11:42
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Wye Valley Run Sunday 16th October 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 532

Re: Wye Valley Run Sunday 16th October 2016

woooo hooo lets hope the sun comes out, looking forward to it see you there Colin...
by handsomejackuk
Thu 13 Oct, 2016 22:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Does the ECU take time to settle down?
Replies: 26
Views: 2569

Re: Does the ECU take time to settle down?

ahh well that rules that out then.... grrrrr :-)
by handsomejackuk
Thu 13 Oct, 2016 01:26
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Handsomejackz Z3
Replies: 28
Views: 3368

Re: Handsomejackz Z3

thanks for the kind comments... i going to run with them for a few weeks, i have already cut the carbon stone guards so its very easy to pull them off and replace... i going to try some sill guards as well, its all really a work in progress, and i do like to personalise my cars / motorbikes... any m...
by handsomejackuk
Wed 12 Oct, 2016 23:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Does the ECU take time to settle down?
Replies: 26
Views: 2569

Re: Does the ECU take time to settle down?

just curious but does the ecu have a battery backed memory chip like a computer bios, that maybe over the years could go flat and then when the vehicle battery is disconnected the battery backed eprom reverts to its default value...? its only a thought, and not having taken the ecu apart i would not...
by handsomejackuk
Wed 12 Oct, 2016 18:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Does the ECU take time to settle down?
Replies: 26
Views: 2569

Re: Does the ECU take time to settle down?

always remember my dad doing some work on his car, and there used to be open cells on tops of the battery i.e. all the cells were coming out the top of the battery and connected in series, he leant across the battery with a casio watch with a stainless steel strap. and you can imagine what happened ...
by handsomejackuk
Wed 12 Oct, 2016 18:39
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: leather painting tips....
Replies: 13
Views: 1758

Re: leather painting tips....

couldnt resist.... all fitted looks a lot lighter in inside flashlight pictures,but outside in daylight it looks pretty close to original...

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by handsomejackuk
Wed 12 Oct, 2016 18:18
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: leather painting tips....
Replies: 13
Views: 1758

Re: leather painting tips....

all done, just need to refit the wheel well pleased with the results too....

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by handsomejackuk
Wed 12 Oct, 2016 16:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Does the ECU take time to settle down?
Replies: 26
Views: 2569

Re: Does the ECU take time to settle down?

see i seem to think that by disconnecting the battery it does sort of reset something, as i disconncted mine a few times to do the seat bushes, and to change my steering wheel, and every time after i reconnected battery i get real bad fuel consumption, but it has settled down again after a few tankf...
by handsomejackuk
Wed 12 Oct, 2016 13:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.
Replies: 66
Views: 6743

Re: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.

i have just took my driver side headlight out to see how its done, and removed the spring clips, i have give it all a real good clean and oiled up the 4 securing bolts, i not going to do the deed until after this weekend, as we have a big run out, and dont want to miss it if i muck up one of my head...
by handsomejackuk
Wed 12 Oct, 2016 13:30
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Handsomejackz Z3
Replies: 28
Views: 3368

Re: Handsomejackz Z3

Thanks Bonzo, I dont really know what to think of the stone guards myself, i cut them myself from chrome vinyl, and i have also cut a set out of carbon fibre vinyl, my wife doesnt like them either and says to change them for the carbon, i going to keep them on for a few weeks though, as they didnt c...