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by Zed Carer
Tue 07 Nov, 2017 21:54
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z4 concept car
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: Z4 concept car

There is quite a bit on the Z4 Forum and so far the actual pre-production models seem to be generally following the concept car.

https://youtu.be/1WHNvnOvrhU
by Zed Carer
Thu 06 Jul, 2017 23:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS fault unsolvable bricked car
Replies: 20
Views: 1767

Re: ABS fault unsolvable bricked car

When I replaced my ABS pump and controller with one with the same part nos but from an E46 I had to get it recoded to get the ABS light to clear - the ASC cleared itself as it does its own self-test. There are some videos on Youtube, Like This one for DIY solutions.
by Zed Carer
Mon 19 Jun, 2017 13:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4233

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

Thanks Robert T and BladeRunner919 for the confirmation that the ICV starting up is normal. I'm waiting to hear from the garage when I can take the car, laptop and INPA over so we can investigate and hopefully solve the Tappety Sound.
by Zed Carer
Sun 18 Jun, 2017 14:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4233

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

Now starting to look at other issues: When using INPA I've noticed that something is running when the ignition is on in Position II but the engine has not been started. It sounds like it's coming from the area of the ICV / Throttle Body but I really need to investigate a bit more. I'm assuming (not...
by Zed Carer
Sun 18 Jun, 2017 13:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4233

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

Now starting to look at other issues: The Tappet Rattle - took the car for a long run and then followed the BMW bleeding procedure (3 mins @ 3000rpm) but it doesn't seem to have made any real difference. No new fault codes, all VANOS values well within tolerances. Slight random Rough Running on cyli...
by Zed Carer
Sun 18 Jun, 2017 13:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4233

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

Trust me ..... Procedure is: Connect INPA Turn off ignition for 30 seconds Turn on ignition (do not start the engine) Delete DME adaptions Reset fault code memory Press the throttle pedal fully to the floor 4 times That's it! I cannot remember if INPA actually confirms the adaptions have been reset...
by Zed Carer
Fri 02 Jun, 2017 17:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4233

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

Thanks for the suggestion and I'll keep it in mind but not sure that the symptoms fit - see comments: Rough idle - No the idle is smooth and consistent its just higher at 900/950 than the original 650sh , a mysterious rattle - not sure that its mysterious as I've had tappet rattle before but a secon...
by Zed Carer
Thu 01 Jun, 2017 13:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4233

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

If you read the thread I suggested that 9 hours after the original post on 14th April. You will also see that the OP is having problems getting his INPA to function so we have to wait for him to beg, borrow or buy a suitable laptop and report back. Is there no one in his area that can assist a zede...
by Zed Carer
Mon 01 May, 2017 22:53
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Newby Hall - Sunday 7th May 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2285

Re: Newby Hall - Sunday 7th May 2017

Unfortunately due to an unforeseen family event - nephew has suddenly decided to come home from NZ for a few weeks we won't be attending Newby this year. We last saw him nearly 18 months ago when we were in NZ and now that he has his residency (basically a 20 year work permit for NZ and OZ) I suspec...
by Zed Carer
Wed 26 Apr, 2017 20:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4233

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

Any luck with your INPA? I've got all the kit but had problems loading it onto my old works laptop, in the end it looks like the IT department had disabled quite a few bit and pieces so I can get INPA to load but nothing more. Currently looking to get / borrow an alternative laptop, we have a local...
by Zed Carer
Tue 25 Apr, 2017 20:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Inherited Z3
Replies: 24
Views: 2267

Re: Inherited Z3

Hi and welcome. It looks like it will be a very nice Zed when you've finished. Be careful when taking the seats out; you need to keep the battery connected to move the seats backwards/forwards to get at the fixings, etc. Be careful not to put the key in the ignition and turn it whilst the seats are ...
by Zed Carer
Sat 15 Apr, 2017 23:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4233

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

therealdb1 wrote:
Zed Carer wrote:I've been looking at This
That is the sort of thing that you need. It is similar to what I have.
Hi and thanks for the advice. I've just ordered the complete package with the 20pin adapter for the Z3 but hopefully once I get used to it I'll be able to use the OBD 16pin on the Z4 as well.
by Zed Carer
Sat 15 Apr, 2017 14:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4233

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

my opinion is that after removing the throttle body to fit the cable, the round plug was not fitted correctly resulting in all the codes and problems, A subsequent refit of a new TB saw it connected properly. I know from experience that it is a pig to get at, plug in and rotate fully. I have remove...
by Zed Carer
Sat 15 Apr, 2017 12:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4233

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

I suppose its not something simple like the regular problems of a split in one of the boots on the inlet side which developed through being disturbed with the original work? Unfortunately not, these were one of the first things checked after the fault first appeared - at the end of the week trying ...
by Zed Carer
Sat 15 Apr, 2017 12:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4233

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

Procedure is: Connect INPA Turn off ignition for 30 seconds Turn on ignition (do not start the engine) Delete DME adaptions Reset fault code memory Press the throttle pedal fully to the floor 4 times That's it! I cannot remeber if INPA actually confirms the adaptions have been reset but because you...
by Zed Carer
Sat 15 Apr, 2017 12:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4233

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

All these problems seem to stem from a cable change.... I am very cynical how all these 'extra problems/spend required' are now present., Not quite correct as nobody actually knows what caused the problem with the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) as it started as an intermittent fault after the Throt...
by Zed Carer
Sat 15 Apr, 2017 09:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4233

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

Yes the ICV rattle is normal. Thanks for that even though it means I could probably have kept my old ICV but it was my choice to go with a new one having run the car for a week with the old one after it had been cleaned. Could swap them around again and get some cash back by selling the new one - o...
by Zed Carer
Sat 15 Apr, 2017 00:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4233

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

the electronics are only for the idle control valve and it was expected that this should just have reset to the original default values but it hasn't. the M52tu indeed has a hybrid control,..... yes its cable throttle, but its an electronically controlled motorised throttle too, The electronics are...
by Zed Carer
Fri 14 Apr, 2017 23:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4233

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

Surprised your garage has not come across this before as it is fairly common on all brands of cars with electronics attached to the throttle but then I guess replacement of a throttle body is not common and not something to be undertaken lightly due to the cost as you have discovered. The garage us...
by Zed Carer
Fri 14 Apr, 2017 20:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4233

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

The TPS is easy to see working correctly in diagnostics. Mine went faulty and I could see in INPA that the output was inconsistent and 'jerky'. I assume the garage read the fault codes - what codes were present? The fault codes all related to the operation of the TPS but we had the wiring checked f...
by Zed Carer
Fri 14 Apr, 2017 19:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4233

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

the high idle speed is not just incorrect adjustment of the new cable is it? holding the throttle sightly open? Funny all this has happened after the install of a cable.. After fitting the new ICV we checked that the throttle was operating correctly before we put all the intake pipes back on, and t...
by Zed Carer
Fri 14 Apr, 2017 13:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4233

Expensive problem still not fully resolved

Long story (hopefully) short: 1. Took the Z3 for Insp II plus new accelerator cable - had problem getting the new cable to seat at the throttle body (TB) so took the TB off fitted the cable and off I go home with the car running like a dream. 2. After 10 miles a trio of warning lights plus no / very...
by Zed Carer
Wed 18 Jan, 2017 21:59
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted Z3 Roadster
Replies: 23
Views: 2770

Re: Wanted Z3 Roadster

SHRS2000 wrote:No one looking to sell? :roll:
On Autotrader Rockvale Motors are showing a Topaz Blue 2.2 with blue/black heated sports seats, 57k miles and service history for £7,495
by Zed Carer
Sat 10 Dec, 2016 10:53
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Poll - Are you a BMWCC Member ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1925

Re: Poll - Are you a BMWCC Member ?

Member at the moment as I keep letting it lapse and then renewing for another year when attending BMWCC events.
by Zed Carer
Sun 06 Nov, 2016 21:35
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Newby Hall - Sunday 7th May 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2285

Re: Newby Hall - Sunday 7th May 2017

Didn't make last year as clashed with the Lakes tour. Looks like this date clear so will be going along. I'm looking at missing out most of the scenic run from Ferrybridge to Wetherby to cut the time down but still use the back road from Wetherby to Boroughbridge as this is just as quick as using t...
by Zed Carer
Fri 04 Nov, 2016 21:54
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Newby Hall - Sunday 7th May 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2285

Newby Hall - Sunday 7th May 2017

Just seen HERE that Newby Hall has been confirmed as Sunday 7th May. Last year's attendance of 660 was a record for Newby and hopefully 2017 will be busy as well - so we might have to think about getting there a bit earlier next year!
by Zed Carer
Mon 17 Oct, 2016 12:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3540

Re: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?

Mine is blue with blue extended leather to the dashboard pods.
by Zed Carer
Mon 17 Oct, 2016 12:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: engines fitted to z3's
Replies: 23
Views: 2054

Re: engines fitted to z3's

Mine is badged 1.8, its a facelift model built in December 1998 and registered in the UK early 1999. M43 Engine 8valve. Something a bit funny here. Common acceptance is they didn't start facelift production until April 1999! The BMW "Model Year" changes in September; so the facelift models commence...
by Zed Carer
Sat 24 Sep, 2016 18:22
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Lotherton Hall Cars in the park Sunday 25th September 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3678

Re: Lotherton Hall Cars in the park Sunday 25th September 20

BeemerBoyo wrote:I wonder if Bill will be bringing some more of his infamous "zero calorie" home baking goodies again?

Hint Hint!

:D :D :D
Unfortunately Mrs ZC isn't coming this year but she is working very hard in the kitchen baking some goodies for me to bring.
by Zed Carer
Fri 23 Sep, 2016 11:21
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Hardknott & Wrynose Revisited PHOTOS
Replies: 27
Views: 3779

Re: Hardknott & Wrynose Revisited PHOTOS

Thanks for the photos. What a great drive. Am curious about the sticker on the window of the Zd in the first photo (looks like a kiwi on ski's). Maybe my imagination. What beautiful countryside and likewise the cars. Must have been a fantastic get together judging by the smiles and scenes. Cheers A...
by Zed Carer
Sun 11 Sep, 2016 20:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine bay paint
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: Engine bay paint

When I had my boot welds repaired by BMW the bodyshop manager had a moan that it took 4 attempts to mix a match for the boot interior - apparently the original paint was factory use only and was not supplied to dealers. They started by trying the original paint (Titanium) without the laquer but it w...
by Zed Carer
Tue 09 Aug, 2016 19:31
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Lotherton Hall Cars in the park Sunday 25th September 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3678

Re: Lotherton Hall Cars in the park Sunday 25th September 20

There were a few problems at Newby and TBH we were a bit late arriving. I'm not sure that when people register they assign themselves to the ZRoadster Car Group (this covers .net & .org) and Chris uses this to draw up the parking plan, and at Newby there wasn't enough space allocated to get all the ...
by Zed Carer
Tue 02 Aug, 2016 12:49
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Lotherton Hall Cars in the park Sunday 25th September 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3678

Re: Lotherton Hall Cars in the park Sunday 25th September 20

We will do Ferrybridge services even though Morrison's is closer. I expect timings will be agreed on nearer the time. Not sure if Zedcarer is coming yet he may be on holiday. Bought a ticket so now depends on what weekend is best for sister-in-law / Ryanair prices! but hopefully will be going from ...
by Zed Carer
Mon 11 Jul, 2016 22:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: how many wear wires on front
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: how many wear wires on front

Perfectly normal there is one sensor on the front n/s and one on the rear o/s
by Zed Carer
Sat 09 Jul, 2016 23:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 1.9 disks vented or solid
Replies: 11
Views: 983

Re: z3 1.9 disks vented or solid

Quite a few people have used the Pagid disks / pads with no problems and these are the correct solid disks for a 1.9.
by Zed Carer
Sat 02 Jul, 2016 21:13
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Battery Failure - No A/C
Replies: 1
Views: 1090

Battery Failure - No A/C

The battery on the Z4 failed (9 years old) about 5 weeks ago - car wouldn't start, low battery voltage, started after a couple of hours on the charger but low later in the day so fitted a new battery from ECP. Fast forward to last weekend in Cumbria (Mrs ZC went to Woolfest 2016 in Cockermouth) and ...
by Zed Carer
Mon 27 Jun, 2016 15:19
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Doncaster show 3rd July 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1425

Re: Doncaster show 3rd July 2016

Just received my ticket today: Z3 2.8 Silver
by Zed Carer
Mon 13 Jun, 2016 23:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?
Replies: 17
Views: 1367

Re: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?

Robert T wrote:Was the LSD a Sport feature?

Cheers R.
Not sure for the original production from Feb 2000 but I suspect that it was standard from the start, it is shown as standard on the 3.0 in the Sept 2000 brochure.
by Zed Carer
Mon 13 Jun, 2016 18:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?
Replies: 17
Views: 1367

Re: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?

Hi All. My two pence worth to the sport suspension discussion. I have a June 2000 3.0i, and according to the table produced by Brian H, my suspension is standard. I have 16" type 42 wheels, with an average dimension from rim bottom to wheel arch of 585 mm which puts it in the standard category. Wha...
by Zed Carer
Sat 11 Jun, 2016 23:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?
Replies: 17
Views: 1367

Re: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?

My brochure differs, see my above quote (from the brochure) Maybe it changed with the facelift version. But the Sport package is still listed as an extra on the 1.9, 2.2 and 3.0 in my 2001 brochure, which shows the facelift models. How about this. My 2002 3.0 M Sport has a gap of 5cm between the to...
by Zed Carer
Sat 11 Jun, 2016 22:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?
Replies: 17
Views: 1367

Re: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?

The September 2000 Brochure includes the following models: 1.9i (M43), 2.2i, 3.0i and the M Roadster and Coupe - there are NO Sports models listed and there is no reference to the lowered sports suspension on any of the models. These were the face-lifted MY2000 cars that commenced production in Sept...
by Zed Carer
Thu 02 Jun, 2016 17:25
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: ABS fault. Pump?
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

Re: ABS fault. Pump?

i to had the abs light on plus the triangle warning light.got a second hand pump and module,all numbers matching.changed just the module .abs light out but triangle still on .help what do i do now. I had the same problem and you just need to get the new module coded to the car. The same module / pu...
by Zed Carer
Sun 08 May, 2016 18:17
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Newby Hall Spring Meeting Sunday 8th May
Replies: 39
Views: 3568

Re: Newby Hall Spring Meeting Sunday 8th May

The good bits: - everyone at the meeting points on time - big thank you. - the weather couldn't have been better. - all the cars were a credit to their owners. - nice to meet existing friends and meet new ones. The bad bits: - the parking arrangements - its the first time that we didn't all get park...
by Zed Carer
Sat 07 May, 2016 22:49
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Newby Hall Spring Meeting Sunday 8th May
Replies: 39
Views: 3568

Re: Newby Hall Spring Meeting Sunday 8th May

GJC72 wrote:Hi All,

Late decision to attend but booked tickets last night so plan to meet the group at Wetherby Services :thumb:
Hi and welcome, added to the list for Wetherby.
by Zed Carer
Sat 07 May, 2016 20:38
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Did I miss something...
Replies: 3
Views: 936

Re: Did I miss something...

Yes there was a cruise organised by a member on another forum.
by Zed Carer
Fri 06 May, 2016 19:33
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Newby Hall Spring Meeting Sunday 8th May
Replies: 39
Views: 3568

Re: Newby Hall Spring Meeting Sunday 8th May

mjrenf1 wrote:Hi BeemerBoyo, looking forward it. I'll meet up at Wetherby at 9.15. Just in case for any unforeseen reason i can't make it can someone message me a contact number so no one is hanging around unnecessarily. Cheers
You have a PM with my contact number.
by Zed Carer
Thu 05 May, 2016 22:58
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Newby Hall Spring Meeting Sunday 8th May
Replies: 39
Views: 3568

Re: Newby Hall Spring Meeting Sunday 8th May

Hi, i have just been approved to the group and would like to join those going to Newby Hall on Sunday. I live 15mins from Weatherby Services so could meet at 9.15 with those travelling through. I have a Z3 2.8, Reg No T152 SBJ in Montreal Blue. I hope this meets your approval. Thanks Mark Hi and we...
by Zed Carer
Thu 05 May, 2016 10:39
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Newby Hall Spring Meeting Sunday 8th May
Replies: 39
Views: 3568

Re: Newby Hall Spring Meeting Sunday 8th May

Thanks Zed Carer will see you all on Sunday morning. What's the total count so far? You have listed BeemerBoyo man at Wetherby services too I will look out for him. Looks like weather is going to be good! Now a total of 518 cars shown as attending - up from 465 yesterday. The parking plan shows 7 B...
by Zed Carer
Thu 05 May, 2016 10:31
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Newby Hall Spring Meeting Sunday 8th May
Replies: 39
Views: 3568

Re: Newby Hall Spring Meeting Sunday 8th May

BeemerBoyo wrote:Thanks Zed Carer will see you all on Sunday morning. What's the total count so far? You have listed BeemerBoyo man at Wetherby services too I will look out for him. Looks like weather is going to be good!
My mistake :oops: Just too many "Beemers" - all (hopefully) corrected now :D
by Zed Carer
Wed 04 May, 2016 12:59
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Newby Hall Spring Meeting Sunday 8th May
Replies: 39
Views: 3568

Re: Newby Hall Spring Meeting Sunday 8th May

BeemerBoyo wrote:We will meet up with the group at Wetherby services for 9:15am. Where should we Park??
Best to park in the open as near the exit as possible so hopefully we will be able to see you as we come down the entry road, it's only a quick stop before we go on to Boroughbridge.