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by henrycrun
Sat 28 May, 2016 11:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Petrol Cap Stuck On
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: Petrol Cap Stuck On

SUCCESS !

The broken cap came off fairly easily with the aid of a wrecking bar (no drilling required)
I just needed to make sure that the tool was placed to lever under the metal collar rather than the cosmetic plastic cover.
by henrycrun
Fri 27 May, 2016 22:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Petrol Cap Stuck On
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: Petrol Cap Stuck On

No it's the basic model without the locking flap. The BMW fuel cap uses the ignition key to lock/release.

If someone could remove theirs and tell me which side the locking tab is located (so I know where to start drilling) that would be great.
by henrycrun
Fri 27 May, 2016 19:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Petrol Cap Stuck On
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Petrol Cap Stuck On

Wifey (currently 60 miles away and out of petrol !) has just called to say that the (original BMW) fuel cap won't unlock with the key.

Before I destroy it with brute force and ignorance, has anyone experienced this before ?
by henrycrun
Sat 14 Nov, 2015 16:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED: Pre-facelift RH Rear wing
Replies: 2
Views: 502

WANTED: Pre-facelift RH Rear wing

Wanted - Pre facelift RH rear wing complete with petrol filler flap for 1998 1.9 Z3 in Montreal Blue.

Pick-up from Cambridgeshire, Herts, Beds, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk if possible.
by henrycrun
Mon 02 Nov, 2015 18:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Four rust free Z3 wings
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: Four rust free Z3 wings

No problem, I'm just trying to work out what is under the rear wing before removal. I probably won't be able get access to the car before Christmas. (Don't ask!) If anyone can find a photo from the net please let us know. It looks like I will need a 2nd hand pre-facelift 1998 RHS rear wing (pref. in...
by henrycrun
Sat 31 Oct, 2015 22:56
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Four rust free Z3 wings
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: Four rust free Z3 wings

Can you take a photo of a typical rear B post on the RHS (with rear wing removed) ?

Minnie has had a serious parking trauma today and has crushed the rear wing and fuel flap. I'd like to know what our chances are of bolting a new rear wing straight on. The car is in daily use.

Thanks in advance.
by henrycrun
Sun 24 May, 2015 21:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: random cutting out and odd POP advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 731

Re: random cutting out and odd POP advice please

Am I correct in thinking that the M44 engine has just 1 camshaft sensor located at the front end of the head ?

And - where is the cam sensor connector located ?
by henrycrun
Sat 02 May, 2015 14:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ccv valve?
Replies: 10
Views: 993

Re: ccv valve?

Thanks for the updates.
Regarding the pair of rubber hoses (part 13 in the diagram) - why does the lower hose have coolant in it ?
by henrycrun
Thu 30 Apr, 2015 18:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ccv valve?
Replies: 10
Views: 993

Re: ccv valve?

Thanks, that's narrowed it down a bit.

Does BMW use another name for this part ?
by henrycrun
Thu 30 Apr, 2015 16:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ccv valve?
Replies: 10
Views: 993

Re: ccv valve?

Can anyone advise which part of realoem shows the crankcase breather valve for a 98 1.9 ?
by henrycrun
Fri 10 Apr, 2015 22:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bulb holders for the high level brake light
Replies: 9
Views: 1422

Re: Bulb holders for the high level brake light

Is a single bulb not working (in the HLBL) an MOT failure ?
by henrycrun
Sun 15 Mar, 2015 15:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For SALE . Excellent 1.9 M44 exhaust
Replies: 15
Views: 1842

Re: For SALE . Excellent 1.9 M44 exhaust

bertiejaffa wrote:If it helps I am manchester but working in Bedford... For the price of a pint or 2 I can bring between manchester and Bedford?
Bertie, yes it would, I could pick up from Bedford most Thursday mornings, say between 10am and 12
(except Easter skool Hols)
by henrycrun
Wed 11 Mar, 2015 15:27
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For SALE . Excellent 1.9 M44 exhaust
Replies: 15
Views: 1842

Re: For SALE . Excellent 1.9 M44 exhaust

Do you want to work out a price posted to me (home counties) ?
by henrycrun
Mon 16 Feb, 2015 19:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For SALE . Excellent 1.9 M44 exhaust
Replies: 15
Views: 1842

Re: For SALE . Excellent 1.9 M44 exhaust

Shame I am interested, but I guess the postage cost will be prohibitive.
by henrycrun
Sun 08 Feb, 2015 16:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant level
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: Coolant level

From memory the level (when cold) is about 100mm down from the cap.
There is a line moulded into the side but it can be hard to see.
by henrycrun
Sun 01 Feb, 2015 14:27
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For SALE . Excellent 1.9 M44 exhaust
Replies: 15
Views: 1842

Re: For SALE . Excellent 1.9 M44 exhaust

Suffolk or Manchester ?
by henrycrun
Mon 26 Jan, 2015 17:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat motor fault
Replies: 15
Views: 1348

Re: Seat motor fault

Does anyone have a way of limiting the max seat height (to ensure that it doesn't jam some time later on) ?
by henrycrun
Fri 16 Jan, 2015 15:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Falken AS200 All Season Tyre
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Falken AS200 All Season Tyre

Has anyone used the Falken AS200 all season tyre ?

http://news.blackcircles.com/2013/05/fa ... ound-tyre/
by henrycrun
Tue 13 Jan, 2015 16:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Winter tyres, wheel sizes question
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Winter tyres, wheel sizes question

Same question really

Trying to give myself more purchasing choice over the 225/16/50 factory fitment on a 1998 1.9

What widths and profile choices do I have ?
Could I fit 215 (or even 205) to my existing wheels ?
by henrycrun
Thu 16 Oct, 2014 07:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Breaking - Z3 1.9 4 cylinder M44 Atlanta Blue pre-facelift
Replies: 41
Views: 4492

Re: Breaking - Z3 1.9 4 cylinder M44 Atlanta Blue pre-faceli

LH Passenger door solenoid thingy ?
by henrycrun
Fri 11 Jul, 2014 08:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Intermediate Loss of Power - 1.9
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Intermediate Loss of Power - 1.9

Possibly a pointless post as this has only been described to me by the wife, but now happening to her on a 30 mile commute.
Loss of power while at cruising at steady speed. That's all I've been told, car then recovers to normal.

Plugs were changed about 2000 miles ago.

Any thoughts ?
by henrycrun
Thu 03 Jul, 2014 06:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Looking forward to new shocks
Replies: 19
Views: 2896

Re: Looking forward to new shocks

Has anyone used top mounts made by Meyle ?
by henrycrun
Tue 01 Jul, 2014 10:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Contacting previous owners
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Contacting previous owners

Also worth including an email and telehone #.
One owner that I wrote to phoned me soon after I had left a deposit on a car at a dealer, and hearing his ownership history was very reassuring.
by henrycrun
Sun 22 Jun, 2014 09:51
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Pre-facelift Z3 1.9 in red breaking
Replies: 26
Views: 1010

Re: Pre-facelift Z3 1.9 in red breaking

The passenger side, door lock solenoid please
by henrycrun
Sun 15 Jun, 2014 22:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: After a puncture.
Replies: 88
Views: 9670

Re: After a puncture.

Back on topic - holding the boot lid down with the punctured wheel inside. I have a shortened bungee with hooks. One end goes in a slot in the boot lid and the other hooks in the boot lock catch. However I suspect that this wouldn't be very secure on a bumpy road. I ought to make up a second short b...
by henrycrun
Sat 31 May, 2014 18:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help .... Leaks!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1129

Re: Help .... Leaks!!

Don't forget to check if the drain cup behind each seat is blocked up.

Can be difficult to locate and can only be seen with the roof up.
One way if you have long arms, is to sit in the car sideways with the door open and feel behind the backrest. The cup should be dry,.
by henrycrun
Sat 31 May, 2014 12:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sealing plugs in undercarriage
Replies: 13
Views: 876

Re: Sealing plugs in undercarriage

OK - how does one separate the 3rd brake light lens from its black base ?
by henrycrun
Sat 31 May, 2014 08:41
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Breaking 1.9 1999 Z3
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Breaking 1.9 1999 Z3

deni2s wrote:What about 3rd brake light? Internals of mine are rusted and corroded :(
OT but it may be worthwhile removing the plastic trim piece during the winter. If the brake light is slightly leaking, it'll be spotted sooner.
by henrycrun
Mon 26 May, 2014 23:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sealing plugs in undercarriage
Replies: 13
Views: 876

Re: Sealing plugs in undercarriage

BTW what colour is Captain Tolley's Crack ?

is it runny enough to wick all around the 3rd brake light ?
by henrycrun
Thu 22 May, 2014 20:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Extra storage space
Replies: 19
Views: 917

Re: Extra storage space

A daft question, but can one remove the passenger seat and still drive the car ?

Apart from losing the airbag system (to be reset after the seat is reinstalled) are there any other issues ?
by henrycrun
Mon 19 May, 2014 11:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: little rubber pads???
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: little rubber pads???

BTW, does anyone bother to lubricate the numerous pivots in the latching mechanism and if so what with ?
by henrycrun
Sat 17 May, 2014 21:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water in boot
Replies: 88
Views: 14554

Re: Water in boot

Is the seal a flat gasket or an O ring around the edge ?
by henrycrun
Thu 15 May, 2014 13:01
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: BMW Z2
Replies: 28
Views: 2948

Re: BMW Z2

There was the later Peter Stevens M100 Elan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_Elan
by henrycrun
Tue 13 May, 2014 19:32
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: BMW Z2
Replies: 28
Views: 2948

Re: BMW Z2

OT but if BMW are going FWD then there must be scope for a 2+1 seat soft-top with a full size rear seat placed behind but in the middle with your feet between the front seats.

It would also stop the pain of selling up when the 1st child arrives !
by henrycrun
Mon 12 May, 2014 10:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roadster valet storage bag - help please
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Re: Roadster valet storage bag - help please

And Lidl/Aldi sometimes do a car storage bag which is a perfect match for the standard Z3 grey carpet.
by henrycrun
Mon 12 May, 2014 06:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roadster valet storage bag - help please
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Re: Roadster valet storage bag - help please

Worth checking out the space in front of the radiator. Light items only as they will be sitting on the front undertray. I've carried 2 pairs of walking boots tightly wrapped in a plastic bag. If its a dry day , no need to wrap. You have to be very careful in case the plastic flaps and blocks the rad...
by henrycrun
Sun 11 May, 2014 21:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roadster valet storage bag - help please
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Re: Roadster valet storage bag - help please

Assume this is a suit hanger that goes behind the rear seats. If so - what does it hang from ?
by henrycrun
Fri 09 May, 2014 12:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DSC light comes on at 20mph
Replies: 48
Views: 2790

Re: DSC light comes on at 20mph

Only brake fluid, just mop up as you go with rags or paper towel. May want some releasing oil on the pipe unions first. Just to finish my long winded story. Received a used Z3 ASC Pump sourced from Spurs Fan (Many thanks!) I checked that the part numbers matched my existing unit, both on the pump bo...
by henrycrun
Wed 07 May, 2014 12:39
Forum: Performance
Topic: Alarm "HELP" please
Replies: 13
Views: 1115

Re: Alarm "HELP" please

Can you describe your fob(s) ?
by henrycrun
Wed 07 May, 2014 12:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: tool for dropping temp spare 1998 z3,missing.
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: tool for dropping temp spare 1998 z3,missing.

Dolly, I think you can use a spark plug socket (16mm).

Just check that it will fit over the long stud (some cheaper ones might be too short)
by henrycrun
Sat 03 May, 2014 23:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DSC light comes on at 20mph
Replies: 48
Views: 2790

Re: DSC light comes on at 20mph

Had another diagnostic done today, the new wheel sensor is working OK, but now we have
- ABS Pump fault.

Can I just swop this out for an identical unit ? Are there any coding issues ?
by henrycrun
Fri 02 May, 2014 20:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The headlight switch/knob is draining my battery. Sometimes.
Replies: 21
Views: 2989

Re: The headlight switch/knob is draining my battery. Someti

Has anyone by-passed the potentiometer so that the dash just stays constantly bright ?
by henrycrun
Fri 02 May, 2014 13:12
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: New Project - Breaking Z3 1.9 artic silver narrow body
Replies: 119
Views: 11387

Re: New Project - Breaking Z3 1.9 artic silver narrow body

and the headlight switch please ?
by henrycrun
Wed 30 Apr, 2014 17:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DSC light comes on at 20mph
Replies: 48
Views: 2790

Re: DSC light comes on at 20mph

Correct me if I'm wrong but I can't see any wire colours on those.
In addition the pin #s in the schematic don't seem to match the pin #s in the list.
by henrycrun
Wed 30 Apr, 2014 16:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DSC light comes on at 20mph
Replies: 48
Views: 2790

Re: DSC light comes on at 20mph

Thanks

In the meantime, I may buzz through for continuity, from the wheel sensor plug to the ASC pump connector.

Can anyone point me towards a wiring diagram that gives ASC pump pin numbers (and colours) for the 1.9 M44 1998 ?
by henrycrun
Tue 29 Apr, 2014 22:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DSC light comes on at 20mph
Replies: 48
Views: 2790

Re: DSC light comes on at 20mph

My tame mechanic swopped out the faulty wheel sensor today - and the blooody ABS+Traction lights are still on.

Is there a reset that has to be done ?
by henrycrun
Tue 29 Apr, 2014 08:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Under seat servicing advice up/down
Replies: 17
Views: 439

Re: Under seat servicing advice up/down

I found it was worth the extra trouble to hook up a 12v supply with the seat out of the car as it identified the problem straight away.

Would a 12v battery charger provide enough current ? - not sure but someone here will know.
by henrycrun
Mon 28 Apr, 2014 19:12
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: cat d z3 for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 1517

Re: cat d z3 for sale

Engine ? Manual gearbox ? Colour ?