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by dazthephot
Wed 13 Sep, 2017 09:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New windscreen
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: New windscreen

Thanks lighting exactly what I did.
Cheers Andy it's on order.


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by dazthephot
Tue 05 Sep, 2017 20:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New windscreen
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: New windscreen

Hi all. I can't find this seal on realoem. Can anyone help?


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by dazthephot
Mon 04 Sep, 2017 15:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Temporary brake failure - advice
Replies: 11
Views: 930

Re: Temporary brake failure - advice

Hardly any brakes rather than no brakes at all.
You probably over heated your pads.
You can check the rubber hoses going into your calliper. Also your brake lines for good measure but mainly the pads for excessive wear. The fluid change will help.


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by dazthephot
Sat 02 Sep, 2017 19:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New windscreen
Replies: 4
Views: 556

New windscreen

Autoglass finally got round to replacing the windscreen. £95 excess Decent job but one of the bottom corner seals is missing. The missus left him to it and I was working away so didn't know until I got back. Before I call them is it an easy piece to put back? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2017090...
by dazthephot
Fri 18 Aug, 2017 20:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot Leak finding
Replies: 18
Views: 1342

Re: Boot Leak finding

Not so far I just haven't had a chance. Still a good plan though.


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by dazthephot
Wed 16 Aug, 2017 10:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot Leak finding
Replies: 18
Views: 1342

Re: Boot Leak finding

Park on a flat drive. Outside unfortunately these days so the British weather rules everything.


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by dazthephot
Wed 02 Aug, 2017 12:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Handbrake service
Replies: 10
Views: 729

Re: Handbrake service

Thank you very much.


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by dazthephot
Tue 01 Aug, 2017 12:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Handbrake service
Replies: 10
Views: 729

Re: Handbrake service

Yeh think you're right. We've had this car 10 years and the drums have never been off.


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by dazthephot
Tue 01 Aug, 2017 10:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Handbrake service
Replies: 10
Views: 729

Re: Handbrake service

This is what i suspect is causing the crap handbrake problem on the zed and my 320

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-1-2-3-4-5 ... 1438.l2649
by dazthephot
Tue 01 Aug, 2017 10:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Handbrake service
Replies: 10
Views: 729

Re: Handbrake service

I'm hoping not actually, just trying to be prepared. I suspect it's that funny link thing that's seized or stuck so i'll just have to strip it and see. Cheers Are you sure you need parts? The drum parking brake has an easy life. I recently looked at my 2000 2 litre 102,000 mile car and it just neede...
by dazthephot
Tue 01 Aug, 2017 10:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Handbrake service
Replies: 10
Views: 729

Re: Handbrake service

Thanks Rayman, i'll check that link. My car did fail its MOT on the handbrake. The cables were rusted and split and it was a long hard job removing them. Luckily the bolts holding the drum to the hub were not rusty otherwise removal of the drum would be difficult. The back plates can be rusty so if ...
by dazthephot
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 12:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Handbrake service
Replies: 10
Views: 729

Handbrake service

Anyone done this recently? Is there a service kit that has all the required bits in?
Thanks


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by dazthephot
Sun 30 Jul, 2017 12:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Handbrake service - calliper removal
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: Handbrake service - calliper removal

Thanks. I don't know why i didn't think of it at all as i've been hobby working on cars for years and BMW's especially for a good 20 years. The handbrake really is a bug bear, it's design was probably quite good at first but real world working is different. I suspect it's crap because that funny lit...
by dazthephot
Sat 29 Jul, 2017 21:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Handbrake service - calliper removal
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Handbrake service - calliper removal

So here's a thing. Next on my list is to service the daft handbrake. I'll also have to do my e91 320 too as it also is rubbish. My Q is why not just remove the calliper carrier bolts and take the hole thing off together to be able to remove the disc instead of removing the calliper first then the ca...
by dazthephot
Mon 24 Jul, 2017 09:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot Leak finding
Replies: 18
Views: 1342

Re: Boot Leak finding

Oh dear ☹️


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by dazthephot
Sun 23 Jul, 2017 09:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant flush reveals oil in water.
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Coolant flush reveals oil in water.

It was actually done at a main dealer. Along with a new water pump, radiator, thermostat after a big overheat. I was told it didn't need a skim but clearly it did. I'll have to weigh up the cost of another HG and skim over a recon engine taking into account of the car's actual market value. Sent fro...
by dazthephot
Sat 22 Jul, 2017 18:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Latest trauma - bonnet stuck!
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: Latest trauma - bonnet stuck!

Yes indeed!!


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by dazthephot
Sat 22 Jul, 2017 18:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: A good maintenance day
Replies: 0
Views: 251

A good maintenance day

Well. Once I'd managed to release the stuck bonnet latch I thought bugger it. I did an oil and filter change, a coolant flush, air filter, serpentine and auxiliary drive belt change. All jobs on an ever increasing list. A good day I think so hopefully the zed gods will reward her indoors with some m...
by dazthephot
Sat 22 Jul, 2017 18:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant flush reveals oil in water.
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Coolant flush reveals oil in water.

So I've suspected a dodgy head gasket only because it's been down on power for a while. I did a coolant flush today and noticed a film of oil in the water. It's not in the expansion tank though ??? Strange. I had the head gasket replaced about 8 years ago at bmw when I had an overheat issue. Anyway ...
by dazthephot
Sat 22 Jul, 2017 17:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Latest trauma - bonnet stuck!
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: Latest trauma - bonnet stuck!

Finally got round to this plus a few other jobs. It was relatively easy as it was the near side latch that was stuck. I removed the bottom engine shield then I could see the cable. Once I yanked the cable the latch popped. Once I removed the spring socket things I could see that the cable that comes...
by dazthephot
Fri 21 Jul, 2017 22:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Latest trauma - bonnet stuck!
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: Latest trauma - bonnet stuck!

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by dazthephot
Fri 21 Jul, 2017 22:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot Leak finding
Replies: 18
Views: 1342

Re: Boot Leak finding

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by dazthephot
Sat 15 Jul, 2017 20:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot Leak finding
Replies: 18
Views: 1342

Re: Boot Leak finding

Ah right thanks I'll take a look there. Are you looking at a lot of money for a full top replacement.


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by dazthephot
Sat 15 Jul, 2017 20:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tilt sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: Tilt sensor

Beauty, thank you


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by dazthephot
Sat 15 Jul, 2017 15:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot Leak finding
Replies: 18
Views: 1342

Re: Boot Leak finding

Ha good suggestion I'll put the missus in and turn the hose on, should be good for a laugh of nowt else.


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by dazthephot
Sat 15 Jul, 2017 15:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Latest trauma - bonnet stuck!
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: Latest trauma - bonnet stuck!

Great advice thank you all. As soon as I get back from work I'll tackle it, hopefully the missus driving will rattle it loose!


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by dazthephot
Fri 14 Jul, 2017 22:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Latest trauma - bonnet stuck!
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Latest trauma - bonnet stuck!

Right I believe this is a nightmare to fix. My bonnet catch is stuck, the near side one. I can't see any way to get at it, has anyone got any ideas? I think the near side release wire isn't pulling the latch back, can you take the engine shield off and get a long screwdriver in to the pin hole under...
by dazthephot
Mon 10 Jul, 2017 22:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot Leak finding
Replies: 18
Views: 1342

Re: Boot Leak finding

Good tip on the talc thanks.


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by dazthephot
Mon 10 Jul, 2017 22:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot Leak finding
Replies: 18
Views: 1342

Re: Boot Leak finding

I have recently had the rear bumper resprayed after some **** ran into the back of the missus but I'll check out the seals thanks.


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by dazthephot
Mon 10 Jul, 2017 20:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot Leak finding
Replies: 18
Views: 1342

Boot Leak finding

Can I buggery find this leak. The tilt sensor well and the battery well are waterlogged again after a rain fall. The aerial base grommet is new and there's no sign of water or moisture around there. The third brake light is dry and the boot wiring is dry. I've looked at all the seems and they are dr...
by dazthephot
Fri 07 Jul, 2017 10:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tilt sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: Tilt sensor

I think it's this one. I'll have to call BMW and see what's included in the repair kit..

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=61_4933

Plug number 6
by dazthephot
Fri 07 Jul, 2017 09:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tilt sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: Tilt sensor

Thank you my friend, looking now.
by dazthephot
Fri 07 Jul, 2017 09:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tilt sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: Tilt sensor

It's the wire that goes into the black block connector that's broken and corroded so i thought i could get a replacement female micro pin and dig out the corroded one in the block, then solder the new female pin on to the wire and insert it back into the block. I suspect some of the other wires are ...
by dazthephot
Thu 06 Jul, 2017 21:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tilt sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Tilt sensor

Just a quick bump. One of the wires has broken off the tilt sensor wiring block

Can you buy replacements? Or get new female pin connectors to solder on?


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by dazthephot
Thu 06 Jul, 2017 21:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Passenger door won't open
Replies: 15
Views: 1224

Re: Passenger door won't open

Well done for sticking with it. I'm currently working with a £25 new actuator from Ebay. Chinese copy I reckon but works fine if a little slower than the passenger side. You can get an oem one for about £125 I think or a better copy for about £50. I took a punt on the Chinese. Still working Sent fro...
by dazthephot
Sat 01 Jul, 2017 20:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm problems - tilt sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 964

Re: Alarm problems - tilt sensor

Ah balls. Just when I thought all was fixed. A heavy rainfall filled the corner well and set off the alarm again. Therefore it must be the third brake light that's leaking as I've replaced the aerial grommet. I also found a broken corroded wire on the tilt sensor plug so I need to replace that. Anyo...
by dazthephot
Mon 05 Jun, 2017 08:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant flushing
Replies: 16
Views: 1335

Re: Coolant flushing

Thanks for the tip.


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by dazthephot
Sun 04 Jun, 2017 18:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant flushing
Replies: 16
Views: 1335

Re: Coolant flushing

Also once you've filled it with deionised water for the initial flush would you run the engine a short while to circulate it?


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by dazthephot
Sun 04 Jun, 2017 18:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant flushing
Replies: 16
Views: 1335

Re: Coolant flushing

Thank you for the advice. I bought 12 litres of deionised water from Tesco cos it was only a pound or so for 2.5l. I got 3l of bmw coolant for about £20 from a bmw geezer on fleabay. So I'm ready to go. I'm guessing that you turn the heater dial to hot then put the ignition on and run the fan? Right...
by dazthephot
Wed 31 May, 2017 21:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Passenger door won't open
Replies: 15
Views: 1224

Re: Passenger door won't open

It's a faff but you can get the actuator off the lock without taking the lock out. Perhaps if you get it off you can manually move the centre spigot enough to unlock the door?? Maybe.



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by dazthephot
Wed 31 May, 2017 14:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Passenger door won't open
Replies: 15
Views: 1224

Re: Passenger door won't open

Ha ha it will be a right cirque de soleil too!


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by dazthephot
Wed 31 May, 2017 14:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Light switch - panel illumination
Replies: 10
Views: 1077

Re: Light switch - panel illumination

Very good answer thank you.


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by dazthephot
Tue 30 May, 2017 22:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Passenger door won't open
Replies: 15
Views: 1224

Re: Passenger door won't open

It's a real **** to get to but if you can take off the internal door handle then work your arm in to reach the actual lock mechanism you might just be able to push up the arm the links the door pin. Maybe. With the door card prised off as much as you can.


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by dazthephot
Mon 29 May, 2017 23:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant flushing
Replies: 16
Views: 1335

Re: Coolant flushing

Ah beauty thanks seems an easy way to go.


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by dazthephot
Mon 29 May, 2017 23:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant flushing
Replies: 16
Views: 1335

Re: Coolant flushing

Oh right so it's not pre mixed it needs diluting with distilled water or have I got that wrong and you just pour it straight in?


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by dazthephot
Mon 29 May, 2017 22:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Light switch - panel illumination
Replies: 10
Views: 1077

Re: Light switch - panel illumination

Ah right thanks. I could put a 5 amp fuse inline to help prevent that or does the 1.2w bulb act as a fuse?


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by dazthephot
Mon 29 May, 2017 22:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant flushing
Replies: 16
Views: 1335

Re: Coolant flushing

Do you use normal anti freeze or the premixed bmw stuff?


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by dazthephot
Mon 29 May, 2017 17:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant flushing
Replies: 16
Views: 1335

Re: Coolant flushing

Sorry. 1.9 m43


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by dazthephot
Mon 29 May, 2017 14:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant flushing
Replies: 16
Views: 1335

Re: Coolant flushing

BladeRunner919 wrote:Not necessary, but it's so cheap, why wouldn't you? :D
I don't suppose you know the capacity do you?


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by dazthephot
Mon 29 May, 2017 13:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Passenger door won't open
Replies: 15
Views: 1224

Re: Passenger door won't open

ah right, ta.