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by kingy1
Wed 20 Dec, 2017 21:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Cold engine RPM
Replies: 18
Views: 937

Re: Z3 Cold engine RPM

Code reader is an Autel maxidiag elite, not a Chinese copy. The 02 reading ok and fluctuating as it should on live readings Stft seams to work ok, disconnect a vac line and it goes positive adding fuel to compensate. Ltft seems to be stuck at -21%, even when a vac line unplugged. Just seems weird lo...
by kingy1
Wed 20 Dec, 2017 00:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Cold engine RPM
Replies: 18
Views: 937

Re: Z3 Cold engine RPM

Thanks for the quick response. To reply to your questions, Yes its the M44 1.9 engine, and its the start up when cold problem. With the previous MAF i did disconnect but it made no difference, but ive not done it with this new MAF sensor ( ill try tomorrow ). Ive checked all the bellows ( ok ) and a...
by kingy1
Tue 19 Dec, 2017 21:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Cold engine RPM
Replies: 18
Views: 937

Re: Z3 Cold engine RPM

Well after all the advice and not listening regarding the aftermarket MAF sensor :head: , i replaced and reset everything. The next morning i started the car in a very heavy frost and everything was brilliant, the revs were a lot higher, and it seemed very smooth. The only problem is after two days ...
by kingy1
Thu 14 Dec, 2017 20:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Cold engine RPM
Replies: 18
Views: 937

Re: Z3 Cold engine RPM

Thanks colb, In respect of the measurement it didn't really move above 3.5. yep I'm going to do exactly as you recommended, just doing my research for best quality and price maf sensor. I rang BMW up today £308 + vat 😂😂😂😂 You can buy a car for that !! Just want a Bosch one for £40 but not looking li...
by kingy1
Thu 14 Dec, 2017 14:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Cold engine RPM
Replies: 18
Views: 937

Re: Z3 Cold engine RPM

After all the great advice, today I did a bit of further investigative work. Checked all the rubbers and couldn't find any leaks. When plugged into the code reader the MAF gave a reading of 2.63, I then cleaned the maf, it went up to 3.1, then dropped back down to 2.6. Any ideas if the running measu...
by kingy1
Wed 13 Dec, 2017 04:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Cold engine RPM
Replies: 18
Views: 937

Re: Z3 Cold engine RPM

I think firstly colb im going to look at the maf and rubber pipework. Then the exhaust sensor, and hopefully your advice will get me to the problem, fingers crossed !
Thanks again
by kingy1
Tue 12 Dec, 2017 22:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Cold engine RPM
Replies: 18
Views: 937

Re: Z3 Cold engine RPM

Thanks colb, thats great advice and exactly what ive been looking for. Ive already put a new icv valve on, and cleaned the Maf sensor, (but not with the correct maf cleaner though). Water temp seems fine though according to the guage and recently ive had a new thermostat and water pump, so would i b...
by kingy1
Tue 12 Dec, 2017 03:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Cold engine RPM
Replies: 18
Views: 937

Z3 Cold engine RPM

After the wonderful warm months driving the Z generally with the roof down. The cold weather has highlighted its weakness to start in the cold. The reason for this post is to hopefully diagnose the issue that causing this. Ive noticed when i do eventually get it started the revs are only about 700rp...
by kingy1
Sat 05 Apr, 2014 13:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Rear window

Thats it then rafolian, think i too am going to go for it, you got a link ?
by kingy1
Thu 09 May, 2013 11:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M44 Coolant pump refusing to `come out'
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: M44 Coolant pump refusing to `come out'

Hope you don't have the problems I had jonco, mine had also been in 15yrs, and after two days of many many problems I had to drill the water pump out and meticulously break it up with a hammer!! The plastic impeller had wedged into the end of the pump, which wouldn't allow it to come out!! Good luck...
by kingy1
Wed 24 Apr, 2013 19:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window advice
Replies: 34
Views: 1045

Re: Rear window advice

Where did you end up going, because I'm just starting out in my search for a replacement?
by kingy1
Sun 21 Apr, 2013 00:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Confused !!
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: Confused !!

How good is that service??? Advice, part number, and best place to purchase from, all in less than 24 hrs, thanks guys what a service !!
by kingy1
Sat 20 Apr, 2013 14:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Confused !!
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: Confused !!

Thanks for info lads,
I think for the 1.9 M44 it's all one unit which incorporates the thermostat and housing, of course I've been wrong before!!!
by kingy1
Sat 20 Apr, 2013 03:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Confused !!
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Confused !!

I know, I know another bloody thermostat post, but in short does anyone have a quick link to a site either UK or Worldwide for a cheap OEM thermostat for a 1.9 1997 M44, ive had a lot of success recently from members who have saved me quite a lot of money from their recent searches, so thought id tr...
by kingy1
Fri 19 Apr, 2013 11:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Why are things never straight forward ??? !!!
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: Why are things never straight forward ??? !!!

Well eventually, ( hurrah ) ive had some success in purchasing my back exhaust box. went for the one that geminimustang kindly gave me the link too, £169 from kmspartsonline on ebay, it was an OE exhaust and had the required flat to allow easy fitting, ( see previous posts )!!! Anyway shes on and sh...
by kingy1
Thu 28 Mar, 2013 13:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Why are things never straight forward ??? !!!
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: Why are things never straight forward ??? !!!

Thanks fellas for the advice, I've taken the exhaust back, and got a full refund, I suppose you pay for what you get. ( £140 ), prob my nativity but just can't get my head around that they are making exhausts for our cars that don't fit!!
What's the point I may as well buy for a bloody metro !!
by kingy1
Thu 28 Mar, 2013 02:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Why are things never straight forward ??? !!!
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: Why are things never straight forward ??? !!!

Thanks geordie, yes the one that I removed and have now had to refit also had the area flattened ( original exhaust ), but I wondered if all replacements were the same, and that they needed 'squeezing' to fit, or that it was just my luck that I got a brand that needed doctoring.
by kingy1
Wed 27 Mar, 2013 23:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Why are things never straight forward ??? !!!
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Why are things never straight forward ??? !!!

Hello, due to my central exhaust silencer beginning to rattle i decided to change it today. After ordering a standard exhaust, nothing fancy from my local well used reliable motor factors. everything went well on removal. The problem arose when trying to fit the new one, for some reason the exhaust ...
by kingy1
Sun 10 Feb, 2013 16:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine temp after water pump change??
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Engine temp after water pump change??

Thanks brian
by kingy1
Sun 10 Feb, 2013 16:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine temp after water pump change??
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Engine temp after water pump change??

Ok, and can there be any issues caused through the engine not getting up to temperature.
Or am I going to have to strip it and change ( like I should have done in 1st place)
by kingy1
Sun 10 Feb, 2013 15:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine temp after water pump change??
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Engine temp after water pump change??

Thanks everyone, covered most angles there. Firstly don't think there is any air in system because heater is working lovely, I do think it's running a little rich though especially when starting, she's a bit 'agricultural' and you can sometimes smell fuel. Is it that the thermostats not opening full...
by kingy1
Sun 10 Feb, 2013 14:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine temp after water pump change??
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Engine temp after water pump change??

Hello, I recently changed the water pump, due to my car having the original plastic pump in. But since doing so, the temperature seems to be a lot lower around the first mark on the gauge. With hindsight i should have probably changed the thermostat, but didnt. Is the car ok? is it doing any damage ...
by kingy1
Sun 18 Nov, 2012 15:52
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Z3M Roadster
Replies: 28
Views: 1412

Re: Wanted: Z3M Roadster

Welcone,

Have you seen the one posted on here by Johnny Blanco?


http://classifieds.pistonheads.com/clas ... 998/909215
by kingy1
Thu 12 Jul, 2012 13:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water pump stuck in block.
Replies: 14
Views: 1119

Re: Water pump stuck in block.

Yeah, too right gookah, ha ha.
At one stage, my darkest hour, told the missis I was scrapping the ba@@ard thing.
Glad I didn't :o
by kingy1
Wed 11 Jul, 2012 21:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water pump stuck in block.
Replies: 14
Views: 1119

Re: Water pump stuck in block.

Thanks
by kingy1
Wed 11 Jul, 2012 19:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water pump stuck in block.
Replies: 14
Views: 1119

Re: Water pump stuck in block.

Well 3 days in, and success the water pump is finally out. I've had to drill very carefully around the edge of the pump ( not catching the water pump housing ) then tap the centre spigot breaking it away. Eventually after much pulling and pushing and hitting with a hammer it's out. The reason for it...
by kingy1
Wed 11 Jul, 2012 14:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water pump stuck in block.
Replies: 14
Views: 1119

Re: Water pump stuck in block.

Yep, they've snapped of, and I was very careful !!
by kingy1
Tue 10 Jul, 2012 21:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water pump stuck in block.
Replies: 14
Views: 1119

Re: Water pump stuck in block.

Yeah I no its only a O ring, but there must be someone holding it the other side, the amount of force I've put on it, there's no way a bit or rubber can hold it in!!
Day 3 tomorrow!!
by kingy1
Tue 10 Jul, 2012 20:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water pump stuck in block.
Replies: 14
Views: 1119

Re: Water pump stuck in block.

Thanks swamper, the pump is moving about only slightly, but there is movement. Think I may have to invest in a pulley though, cos it just does not want to come out.
Cheers
by kingy1
Tue 10 Jul, 2012 19:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water pump stuck in block.
Replies: 14
Views: 1119

Water pump stuck in block.

Has anyone got any tips for removing a stuck water pump. Followed loads of advice from here re removal, but it appears that the previous owner had never changed the coolant, and the coolant has caused the pump to probably seize in block, I have gently/equally screwed out using the 6mm bolts. But the...
by kingy1
Thu 29 Mar, 2012 19:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear screen replacement
Replies: 56
Views: 18583

Re: Rear screen replacement

To be honest i wont be able to speak to him before dinner, so if its no problem i'll leave the phone call to you if thats ok. But im sure if theres enough interest he may be able to do us a bit of ' block booking discount' its worth a try in these days of austerity!! Thanks i'll check in tomorrow. G...
by kingy1
Thu 29 Mar, 2012 17:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear screen replacement
Replies: 56
Views: 18583

Re: Rear screen replacement

Yes, thanks for the write up, I too am going to give him a call, wonder if he'd do a Z3 group discount??
by kingy1
Sun 25 Mar, 2012 12:25
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Accident advice please
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: Accident advice please

Thanks ( as always )jt
Yes I new it was a tricky question, but just on off chance I thought someone would have a son that had had a crash.
I no the insurance are going get me re the premiums just trying to take some of the sting out!!!
by kingy1
Sat 24 Mar, 2012 18:34
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Accident advice please
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Accident advice please

Hello everyone, I wonder if my Z friends can give me advice on the best solution regarding an insurance issue/dilema i have, In February, my eldest son who was on my wifes car insurance, decided to play dodgems with a brand new mercedes, needless to say he came of second best and our other car was a...
by kingy1
Tue 31 Jan, 2012 19:43
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 190827

PM sent
by kingy1
Tue 21 Jun, 2011 19:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window rubber seal
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Ok cheers, I may take a seat out, it's only a 5min job and will probably assist in getting access.
by kingy1
Tue 21 Jun, 2011 15:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window rubber seal
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Thanks lazzzydog, for me it's not that I doubt the quality, it's just that I don't fancy the fabric edge.
My screen is ok, but the rubber edge has gone and ideally I would if poss want to get it back to how it was when leaving the production line.
by kingy1
Tue 21 Jun, 2011 09:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window rubber seal
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Thanks,
I've looked at various posts and fitting guides, and I think the fitting of the new window generally is down to the fitters abilities.
It appears that the main prob is aligning the zip, would that be right??
by kingy1
Mon 20 Jun, 2011 22:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window rubber seal
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Thanks jonttt, once again priceless advice, you posted just in time cos I was. Contemplating the £60 rear window, but didn't fancy the fabric finish/surround!!
Just need to find one with the rubber seal. Then probably gonna try and take the job on myself.

Cheers
by kingy1
Mon 20 Jun, 2011 21:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Who has the highest and lowest mileage!
Replies: 56
Views: 2675

A not quite run in 1997 1.9 with 45643 miles on the clock
by kingy1
Sun 19 Jun, 2011 22:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window rubber seal
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Cheers DC

So i presume when a new rear window is zipped in this also includes/replaces the external rubber seal???

Thanks
by kingy1
Sun 19 Jun, 2011 03:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window rubber seal
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Rear window rubber seal

Hello can anyone help??? Unfortunately some numpty has cut the external rubber seal on the rear window, does anyone know if this can be replaced? I have glued it, but when i put the roof down ( at every opportunity) the rubber comes unstuck, it looks very unsightly, and wondered if it was replaceabl...
by kingy1
Sat 09 Apr, 2011 00:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Early Z3 (1997) Wind deflector
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Hi Robert have you any info or links for the seat belt wind deflector, ( on a budget) had a search on knowledge base but couldnt find anything.
by kingy1
Thu 26 Aug, 2010 14:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop dilemas
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Sorry buddy the hardtop is black, and its going to be in the garden shed. Just wondered if anyone had got the type that hang on the wall. Are they quite protective? Cos kids bikes are in as well. If not it may have to be the shed roof one out the way!! Either that or i will have to join G4s and keep...
by kingy1
Wed 25 Aug, 2010 21:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop dilemas
Replies: 11
Views: 589

It has crossed my mind but if i push for that, will probably end up in there myself if erindoors finds out. Mind you if i can get a telly in may not be a bad thing. Lol
by kingy1
Wed 25 Aug, 2010 20:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop dilemas
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Thanks tim, if you can also give me some tips on sons that wont get out the shower, want the telly remote, leave the lights on etc etc, would be much appreciated, just as life was getting eaasier!!! :shake: :shake:
by kingy1
Wed 25 Aug, 2010 20:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop dilemas
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Hardtop dilemas

Unfortunately due to my son deciding that life with his girlfriend is not all its cracked up to be and him moving back home. I now have to find somewhere for the Z hardtop, instead of it having its own bedroom!! :head: Where do most people store their tops? For me Its looking like it may have to go ...
by kingy1
Thu 15 Jul, 2010 20:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Occupations...what do Zed drivers do for a living???
Replies: 114
Views: 5717

Unfortunately, (for the moment at least) i work for the government dealing with the undesirables who would like to take our beloved Zs for a joy ride without our say so !!
by kingy1
Tue 13 Jul, 2010 21:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 key?
Replies: 7
Views: 1109

My car is a March 97, and i too have recently had problems with the brick style key fob. What i found out during my exploits is that they can be reprogrammed if you get one from ebay, and the only way to turn them off is with the switch under the bonnet although this just turns of the siren, the ind...
by kingy1
Tue 06 Jul, 2010 17:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cat advice
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Thats a relief, thought id got some kind of problem, with my 41000 miles on the clock its not too far out compared with you guys.
Anyway its repaired now cost me £112 for a new one with a two year warranty, and fitted it myself, a lot better than the kwik fit gang that wanted £250!!
:D :D