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by gookah
Thu 15 Feb, 2018 19:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How to remove your ABS module
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: How to remove your ABS module

I’m not completely convinced that’s the correct procedure. Unless somewhere an onboard backup is kept. Otherwise where do all the bespoke settings getting loaded from? My process takes a backup, copies it to the input file format required and uploads it. That process may copy the VIN around but I’m...
by gookah
Mon 25 Dec, 2017 22:00
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Were Either Model Made With Automatic Gearbox?
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: Were Either Model Made With Automatic Gearbox?

loads of the roadsters.
all engines except the M
by gookah
Tue 19 Dec, 2017 22:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED!!!!!! 1.9 engine
Replies: 9
Views: 820

Re: WANTED!!!!!! 1.9 engine M44

I just despair that the"too big a job to do the oil leak" is now an engine change instead.
I would be changing my mechanic.
by gookah
Tue 19 Dec, 2017 22:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Cold engine RPM
Replies: 18
Views: 1187

Re: Z3 Cold engine RPM

did you ever try disconnecting the MAF as posted above? I cannot see anywhere that you mentioned you had done this?
by gookah
Sun 26 Nov, 2017 19:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Broken suspension springs ??
Replies: 19
Views: 1437

Re: Broken suspension springs ??

All my replacements were fitted with care not to damage or scrape coating and treated to prevent rusting using Dinitrol. That wont prevent it all together, Salt/Grit gets on the spring base of the shocker or trailing arm The movement of the spring then presses it on the grit and it punctures the co...
by gookah
Fri 17 Nov, 2017 21:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Import Z3s
Replies: 14
Views: 1191

Re: Import Z3s

not a fail according to the MOT manual. It has to work, be covered with an unbroken lens and be lit. No mention of speed measurement in MPH
by gookah
Wed 25 Oct, 2017 23:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 3.0 M Sport Roadster
Replies: 8
Views: 990

Re: Z3 3.0 M Sport Roadster

Yalden is correct, all 'true' 3.0 Sport models came with a crisscross front grill and a sculptured (brushed) aluminium console that were not available as options out of the factory to other 3.0 cars. This has a lot of sport model additions -Seats/wheels/maybe Msport suspension, that could be picked ...
by gookah
Thu 12 Oct, 2017 20:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Loss of power
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: Loss of power

I have been suffering from a similar problem on my 2.8. Down on power and then recently started misfiring. No codes at all being set. I disconnected the plug to the MAF and it restored everything. One second-hand MAF later and all is good again this test costs nothing and takes 30 seconds. Try it fi...
by gookah
Thu 07 Sep, 2017 16:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MoT rollers and Torsen diffs
Replies: 10
Views: 1550

Re: MoT rollers and Torsen diffs

I think you are alone in not risking it.
Everyone else just has a normal MOT.
by gookah
Wed 06 Sep, 2017 22:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MoT rollers and Torsen diffs
Replies: 10
Views: 1550

Re: MoT rollers and Torsen diffs

I have never heard of anyone having problems with the Z3 diffs, and each of these cars have now had at least 12 MOTs.
Why worry?
by gookah
Fri 11 Aug, 2017 13:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How do I remove a seized on starter motor?
Replies: 14
Views: 1216

Re: How do I remove a seized on starter motor?

Success! I have successfully removed the starter motor from the BMW Z3 1.9L M44 4 cylinder engine without removing the manifold. I will write up in detail about the procedure soon. I'm off to buy a cigar! Thanks for all the input. Much appreciated. If anyone has any questions let me know. Persisten...
by gookah
Thu 10 Aug, 2017 21:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How do I remove a seized on starter motor?
Replies: 14
Views: 1216

Re: How do I remove a seized on starter motor?

A bigger hammer, If its broken, then there is no harm in leathering it some more
by gookah
Sun 30 Jul, 2017 19:37
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Z4 programmable functions scanner tool
Replies: 6
Views: 1601

Re: Z4 programmable functions scanner tool

I have carly pro on my samsung android phone. I have been able to code loads on the E85 Z4, and its very clear and easy to do. It wouldn't code anything on the z3 which i hoped it would, and I cannot connect using a Samsung tablet which is a shame. Not cheap though, I have the cable version and alto...
by gookah
Tue 25 Jul, 2017 21:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS fault unsolvable bricked car
Replies: 20
Views: 2328

Re: ABS fault unsolvable bricked car

DanHolman wrote:
Thu 06 Jul, 2017 23:34
BMW Z3 S12 ENP 1998-2017 RIP
DanHolman wrote:
Tue 25 Jul, 2017 19:20
One years MOT. Job done.

I would rename that car "Jesus".... :D
bet it's worth more than the £100 offered now.... :D
by gookah
Tue 25 Jul, 2017 21:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS fault unsolvable bricked car
Replies: 20
Views: 2328

Re: ABS fault unsolvable bricked car

DanHolman wrote:
Tue 25 Jul, 2017 19:00
Have you had to replace yours?
yes..... about 6 posts ago...
by gookah
Fri 21 Jul, 2017 18:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS fault unsolvable bricked car
Replies: 20
Views: 2328

Re: ABS fault unsolvable bricked car

DanHolman wrote:
Thu 06 Jul, 2017 21:50
No access not repairable.

Unsolvable. Unrepairable.

Bricked car.
DanHolman wrote:
Fri 21 Jul, 2017 16:07
I've installed the new module and coded it. The lights are all gone!

hmmm, not quite that bad then, after all.
Have you hung up on the Samaritans now,? :D
by gookah
Sun 16 Jul, 2017 23:06
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Inspection 1
Replies: 4
Views: 1339

Re: Inspection 1

I thought BMW insp 1 on a Z4M was about £700, and £1100 for an insp2
Thats how much it was when I had mine
by gookah
Fri 07 Jul, 2017 19:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP Advice on selling
Replies: 16
Views: 1742

Re: HELP Advice on selling

tom_sk wrote:
Fri 07 Jul, 2017 16:55
@colb, @gookah thanks very much - just what I was hoping for, two opposing views! Perhaps I should have set up a Poll :)
Either way, SWMBO will be glad not to have to climb over seats and doorcards to get to the cupboards in the spare bedroom!
happy to help..... :roll:
by gookah
Fri 07 Jul, 2017 15:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP Advice on selling
Replies: 16
Views: 1742

Re: HELP Advice on selling

swap the parts back and sell as original then sell on the extras. More money to be made that way from people that are actually looking for the extras. If they are left fitted in the car, the buyer of the car may not be that bothered they are in, or even appreciate them and you will get more people a...
by gookah
Fri 07 Jul, 2017 11:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS fault unsolvable bricked car
Replies: 20
Views: 2328

Re: ABS fault unsolvable bricked car

I paid £45 for a secondhand ABS ECU unit, and coded it myself with a £30 Inpa/NCS setup from eBay.
Its easy.
by gookah
Mon 03 Jul, 2017 22:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Useless (French) BMW dealers
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Re: Useless (French) BMW dealers

if its anything like the diff rear cover, they were on back order of 8 weeks, I paid and after 6 weeks got a call saying they would no longer be making any more, so was refunded.
by gookah
Fri 30 Jun, 2017 09:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rubbish Bodyshop
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Re: Rubbish Bodyshop

£130 is the price of a smart repair which is what you got. Normally £250 ish for a full bumper.
I wouldn't blame the garage unless they specifically told you they would do the whole bumper at that price, or if you had asked for it to be done.
by gookah
Wed 28 Jun, 2017 21:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Aircon compressor question
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: Aircon compressor question

lightning wrote:
Wed 28 Jun, 2017 13:53
I've noticed that my aircon compressor cycles on/off rather than running continuously
same as your kitchen fridge does... it's normal
by gookah
Sun 04 Jun, 2017 22:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Power steering
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: Power steering

Have you checked the fluid level?
try the steering with the engine on, then with it off, there should be a distinct difference.
No difference.... its not working

check tyre pressures too.
by gookah
Fri 02 Jun, 2017 21:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Europe breakdown cover
Replies: 7
Views: 949

Re: Europe breakdown cover

peter2b wrote: 10 days all told and about 2600km
how come when you go to Europe the distance is converted to km. Is it automatic.? :D
by gookah
Wed 31 May, 2017 22:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window won't go up in one go.
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Re: Window won't go up in one go.

wind down and hold for 5 seconds
wind up and hold for 5 seconds
wind down and hold for 5 seconds
done
by gookah
Fri 26 May, 2017 22:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacement Key
Replies: 19
Views: 1836

Re: Replacement Key

SHRS2000 wrote:I had this done a couple of weeks ago at a local locksmiths. Cost was £120 for a key, cut, coded & fully working.
It is however, the later 'lozenge' shape key but I wasn't bothered too much about that.

does it start the engine?
by gookah
Fri 26 May, 2017 22:09
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Pictures of you and your car
Replies: 200
Views: 25304

Re:

muppet wrote:New motor Image

a blast from the past.....
thats shiney, we like shiney...... :D
by gookah
Fri 26 May, 2017 22:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Buying cam sensors, whats all the fuss about?
Replies: 14
Views: 1460

Re: Buying cam sensors, whats all the fuss about?

handsomejackuk wrote:bought oem fitment.. for £30 works great for me... sensor was exactly the same as oem... seem to remember it being lucas...


spanner/works.....
actually good to hear a success story about aftermarket ones.. there is hope then..
by gookah
Fri 26 May, 2017 09:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Buying cam sensors, whats all the fuss about?
Replies: 14
Views: 1460

Re: Buying cam sensors, whats all the fuss about?

That is a convincing No. Darn I may be in for £130 then... Maybe, so total cost will be £160, and job being done twice. Some things of BMW are not the best, and don't last long so aftermarket is good,, but if they have been on for 20 years before a problem then an original is a good idea. Anything ...
by gookah
Fri 26 May, 2017 09:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Front Stabi Drop Link Lower Brackets
Replies: 16
Views: 1573

Re: Z3 Front Stabi Drop Link Lower Brackets

I have ordered a new one from Eurocarparts - they have a massive sale on line this weekend - up to 60% off. I will fit the new one tomorrow morning and monitor.. unlike the one they will have next week or last week,,.... Does anyone ever buy from Eurocarparts in the week? same with their sister com...
by gookah
Sun 14 May, 2017 22:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS warning light
Replies: 1
Views: 451

Re: ABS warning light

how come you removed the hydraulic pump?
the abs ECU just unbolts with 4 bolts with no loss of fluid or need to bleed the brakes? the fault is normally just a dry joint with the eco
by gookah
Sat 13 May, 2017 16:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What power supply for diagnostics?
Replies: 10
Views: 1237

Re: What power supply for diagnostics?

and I would just chance it....
by gookah
Sat 13 May, 2017 14:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What power supply for diagnostics?
Replies: 10
Views: 1237

Re: What power supply for diagnostics?

I have never needed a power supply when doing diagnostics or coding with INPA and NCSexpert for the ABS module. Current draw is very low, and it usually doesnt take very long. Battery will last hours on diagnostics provided everything else is not being used. turn off heater fans, lights etc etc firs...
by gookah
Fri 05 May, 2017 21:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS fault?
Replies: 11
Views: 1589

Re: ABS fault?

yme402 wrote:I appear to have a similar issue. This has only just started today and both will light up on one journey, but will be gone on the next...so very intermittent. any suggestions?
You will need to get the codes read.. the faults will be stored...
by gookah
Sat 29 Apr, 2017 16:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Chrome pack
Replies: 19
Views: 2394

Re: Z3 Chrome pack

Uncle_Clanger wrote:
Have you fitted a chrome windscreen frame Gookah?

Nope, just trying to help with the OP's question
by gookah
Sat 29 Apr, 2017 12:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Chrome pack
Replies: 19
Views: 2394

Re: Z3 Chrome pack

My question is.. can you buy the chrome around the windscreen as an aftermarket piece? If so, where & how much are they? showing online as available at https://www.online-parts.co.uk/bmw-spare-parts/51168398507_Cover-Windscreen-Panel-Top.html 51168398505 £47 left 51168398506 £47 right 51168398507 £...
by gookah
Fri 28 Apr, 2017 17:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 227052

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Rules are simple.
SORN last day of the Month
re-tax 1st day of the month

As you are always charged the full month from the instant its done, No choices are offered.
by gookah
Sun 23 Apr, 2017 12:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For Sale - Z3 3.0i Very low mileage - immaculate
Replies: 12
Views: 2854

Re: For Sale - Z3 3.0i Very low mileage - immaculate

Mine was unsold at £8,000 and very similar to this one. Nobody even came to see it. I think these 3.0 Z3's are undervalued at present. or maybe overpriced. the viewpoint is different as an owner, to a buyer, but a sold one will ultimately will determine the real value. My wife's Z3 (though certainl...
by gookah
Sun 23 Apr, 2017 12:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Chrome pack
Replies: 19
Views: 2394

Re: Z3 Chrome pack

showing online as available at


https://www.online-parts.co.uk/bmw-spar ... l-Top.html

51168398505 £47 left
51168398506 £47 right
51168398507 £5 centre
by gookah
Sat 15 Apr, 2017 12:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4961

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 removed...
by gookah
Fri 14 Apr, 2017 23:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4961

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 gookah
Fri 14 Apr, 2017 17:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4961

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..
by gookah
Tue 11 Apr, 2017 16:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: lambda sensor
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: lambda sensor

unfortunately on my model the 1.8, the engine management light comes on as amber and says in the manual that it is the lambda sensor. I have had this verified by having the code read at the garage and it does back up the manuals statement that the fault is with the lambda sensor Check all the vacuu...
by gookah
Sun 09 Apr, 2017 22:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hazard Warning lights will not turn off
Replies: 12
Views: 1648

Re: Hazard Warning lights will not turn off

check/disconnect bonnet switch. Its a common cause
by gookah
Sat 08 Apr, 2017 22:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS/ASC lights on
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: ABS/ASC lights on

pump fault 71 is usually the ECU on the pump itself, 4little torx bolts and the unit comes off without any fluid escaping or the need to bleed it,
Get a working one from a scrapper for about £50 and code it, or get it refurbished for about £200.
by gookah
Fri 07 Apr, 2017 12:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: B*stard main dealers
Replies: 20
Views: 2813

Re: B*stard main dealers

I've seen it a few times when someone has just purchased a new car and according to the seller it has just been serviced, but for piece of mind you do it yourself soon after only to find an oil filter collapsed anyone particular in mind? :D https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/749/33647606611_3e715c4b4e_h...
by gookah
Thu 06 Apr, 2017 18:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cruise retrofitted!
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Re: Cruise retrofitted!

yes mine does that on occasion... works fine for 99% then an odd occasion it wont activate. I have to switch off and back on again...
by gookah
Thu 06 Apr, 2017 15:05
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Becker Units
Replies: 9
Views: 2149

Re: Becker Units

('_')Z3 wrote:Mine still available too. Becker cascade, nav discs, manual, original boxes and With the iPod connector also.

£40?