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by DomS
Thu 03 Dec, 2015 01:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air Conditioning Servicing.
Replies: 12
Views: 1415

Re: Air Conditioning Servicing.

Nice to hear that cruise control can be retro-fitted relatively easily and cheaply. I've never had it, but like the idea for the odd long journey when I'm "forced" to use the motorway :( Back on topic, I totally agree aircon is invaluable even in a convertible and since having it in my last car and ...
by DomS
Wed 04 Nov, 2015 17:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DSC Woes Fixed (Hopfully)
Replies: 13
Views: 900

Re: DSC Woes Fixed (Hopfully)

BTW, I cleaned the toothed rotors by wrapping a bit of cloth around a screwdriver, squirting the end with a load of brake cleaner, poking it through the sensor hole until it hit the rotor and then spinning the hub. It looked quite shiny in there afterwards!
by DomS
Wed 04 Nov, 2015 17:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DSC Woes Fixed (Hopfully)
Replies: 13
Views: 900

Re: DSC Woes Fixed (Hopfully)

Will try to get fronts out and clean then take for a long drive before doing the wishbones, Dsc light is fixed on and the button to switch on and off makes no difference to it so concluding it must be a problem. Can anyone tell me How robust are the sensors?, got the securing bolts out okay but tri...
by DomS
Thu 12 Jun, 2014 13:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What are my options re diagnostics?
Replies: 12
Views: 498

Re: What are my options re diagnostics?

As Robert T said, I'd also be surprised (actually very interested!) if he managed to reset the ABS/ASC lights via the OBDII port. You mention ASC, so I assume you have a pre-DSC car. I have an ABS/DSC module on my 06/2000 car and you need an ADS interface (round 20 pin socket under bonnet and serial...
by DomS
Thu 13 Mar, 2014 19:12
Forum: Computer help
Topic: Advanced Search - HELP!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

Re: Advanced Search - HELP!!!

Brian/Robert, Thanks very much, both very useful links. I always try and search for answers before posting a question and I thought I must be doing something a bit daft when I couldn't search for a complete phrase (to avoid sifting through what could be 100's or 1000's of irrelevant results) ...but ...
by DomS
Thu 13 Mar, 2014 16:57
Forum: Computer help
Topic: Advanced Search - HELP!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

Advanced Search - HELP!!!

How on Earth do you do an "Advanced Search" on this (or ANY!) forum??? I want to search for a string/phrase (e.g. "ABS wiring diagram"). I don't want posts that have ABS and wiring and diagram scattered around as individual words. I DO want posts that have the string or phrase ABS wiring diagram . I...
by DomS
Sat 31 Aug, 2013 20:44
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Dallans Build Thread | On its fat arse! *lower and wider*
Replies: 90
Views: 13935

Re: Dallan's Build Thread...latest addition...pics as promis

So, put the old wheels back on for a 1000 times better, the old suspension for another 1000 times better (that's a million times better already!). Then just put the badges and chrome bits back and you'll have a car that's nearly finished :) I do like a slightly modified car, but that's just a tad to...
by DomS
Sat 31 Aug, 2013 00:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS/DSC - Calling any INPA experts!...
Replies: 15
Views: 2250

Re: ABS/DSC - Calling any INPA experts!...

Thanks again Roberts and Brians etc! @Robert, I agree it is a little odd that my later car requires the ADS interface and your older one is able to use OBD2. As expected, Brian's later (post 09/2000) 3.0 model can use OBD2. @Brian H, my car has DSC according to the website (and more importantly as c...
by DomS
Thu 29 Aug, 2013 00:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS/DSC - Calling any INPA experts!...
Replies: 15
Views: 2250

Re: ABS/DSC - Calling any INPA experts!...

Thanks gents. Brian, that's useful thanks. I've since found that yours would have the Teves MK60 as it was made after 09/2000. My car is likely to have the Teves MK20 as it was made before that in 06/2000 and therefore I'll need a different INPA script - probably the "ABS Mk 20 (DS2)" one. My unit h...
by DomS
Wed 28 Aug, 2013 20:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS/DSC - Calling any INPA experts!...
Replies: 15
Views: 2250

ABS/DSC - Calling any INPA experts!...

Evening, I have an ABS/DSC issue (lights stay on) on my 06/2000 model 3.0 Z3 and have set up a laptop with INPA 5.0.2 to try and diagnose the problem, as (from reading other people's experiences) there appear to be umpteen possible causes. I've been using the ADS interface to allow me to communicate...
by DomS
Sat 06 Oct, 2012 21:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS lights - frustration!
Replies: 45
Views: 5432

Re: ABS lights - frustration!

Thanks for the update gents. Mike, I wonder if you have the old red herring of a reported wheel sensor fault, which is actually a fault withing the control module, particularly if you've checked, cleaned and/or replaced the wheel sensors already. Anyway, the good news for you is that ECUtesting.com ...
by DomS
Sat 06 Oct, 2012 01:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS lights - frustration!
Replies: 45
Views: 5432

Re: ABS lights - frustration!

Yes, holy thread hijack - apologies from me too Mike R! :oops: At least the subject is still on topic and hopefully at the end of the day we can all learn something useful/new. The post by estocks here on Zroadster.net is the same post that I'd originally seen on the E46fanatics forum and used to se...
by DomS
Fri 05 Oct, 2012 17:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS lights - frustration!
Replies: 45
Views: 5432

Re: ABS lights - frustration!

Hi Brian, That's great, it sounds like you're able to use just the OBD2 interface for access to all modules (you lucky thing!), so I guess your pin 15 in the 20 pin round socket is dead/unused? As you have a 3.0 DSC model similar to mine, are you able to check/confirm a couple of things?.. The build...
by DomS
Fri 05 Oct, 2012 01:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS lights - frustration!
Replies: 45
Views: 5432

Re: ABS lights - frustration!

Blade, Interesting, I haven't seen that cable before. I live in Sutton SM2 and this is the cable I have... http://www.tek-tronics.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=130 I can't remember if I got it from them, but it's identical to that. Robert, I also found it pretty hard to believe these later cars...
by DomS
Thu 04 Oct, 2012 01:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS lights - frustration!
Replies: 45
Views: 5432

Re: ABS lights - frustration!

Gents, Thanks for the replies. I had an email from Chris at BMTechnic in response to a query and he confirmed exactly what I suspected re: Communicatiing with the ABS module (I hope he doesn't mind me quoting his reply). The Z3 being based on the E36 series may require an ADS type interface in order...
by DomS
Tue 02 Oct, 2012 22:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS lights - frustration!
Replies: 45
Views: 5432

Re: ABS lights - frustration!

Mike/Robert, Did you manage to get any further with this? I have had a similar fault (DSC/ABS lights on) for some time and should get back to trying to resolve it. My car's been SORN'd for a while as I know it will fail the MoT with this fault, so I used this as an excuse to get my other car back on...
by DomS
Mon 11 Jun, 2012 21:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dash cams
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: Dash cams

John, If you've seen them on YouTube, I guess you've come across a guy called Techmoan? If not, he loves his gadgets (especially cameras) and has done some excellent reviews on quite a few HD dash cams. He tends to review the cheaper end of the market, but he's pretty amusing and quite thorough, so ...
by DomS
Fri 08 Jun, 2012 23:57
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Insurance Providers
Replies: 32
Views: 3482

Re: Insurance Providers

My policy is up soon so it's interesting to see the variation in quotes, even though I know it's a very subjective ...subject. At 47 with umpteen years NCB, living in a "low risk" area (according to insurance brokers) and keeping my Z3 3.0 in a garage, I'm surprised I can't seem to get anything belo...
by DomS
Sun 20 Nov, 2011 23:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: hissing noise in engine bay
Replies: 10
Views: 930

Torch

pedro20001 wrote:fantastic guys,really appreciate your replies. i can always count on the forum for help, now where's my torch!!!!!
In the kitchen, 2nd drawer on the left...
:wink:
by DomS
Sun 05 Sep, 2010 15:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Am I the only one?
Replies: 32
Views: 1514

there is a high percentage of local drivers who think tailgating is an Olympic sport [/i] Could it be that they are a little unhappy that you have your fog lights on - do they flash their full beam at you as well? If someone rear-ends you, it's probably because they're texting with their mobile or ...
by DomS
Sun 05 Sep, 2010 14:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: springs only?
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Hi crin and welcome to the forum (from another newbie!). I have the Eibach Pro Kit springs fitted with the standard shocks on my 3.0i facelift Z3 (not the sport model). In summary, I think they're great and are fine with the standard shocks. Having also previously lowered my MX-5, I was concerned th...
by DomS
Wed 01 Sep, 2010 11:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Tonneau Cover wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Hi mozza,

I have a black one and you have a PM!

Cheers,
Dom
by DomS
Tue 31 Aug, 2010 20:49
Forum: Performance
Topic: Wheel and tyre choice advice required - please!
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Sorry, I meant my tyre sizes are 225/40/18 front and 255/35/18 rear :roll:[/i]
by DomS
Tue 31 Aug, 2010 15:05
Forum: Performance
Topic: Wheel and tyre choice advice required - please!
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Wheel and tyre choice advice required - please!

Thanks for that c_w. The forum has been a goldmine of information and many sleepness nights have been spent searching for similar issues and trawling through the replies! I decided to return those wheels and now have a different set (similar style) which are 8Jx18 front and 9Jx18 rear, both with a 3...
by DomS
Sun 01 Aug, 2010 19:38
Forum: Performance
Topic: Wheel and tyre choice advice required - please!
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Thanks for the feedback, it's good to hear a 275/35 works. When I asked about changing to 265 or 275s, I was told a 35 profile would result in too big a rolling radius, hence the option of 285/30s instead. By my calculations (not an expert!), these are the rolling radius figures I worked out... :rtm...
by DomS
Sat 31 Jul, 2010 17:25
Forum: Performance
Topic: Wheel and tyre choice advice required - please!
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Wheel and tyre choice advice required - please!

Hello all, I'm looking to replace my 17" OEM wheels with 18" wheels, but I have a few queries regarding wheel/tyre fitments. I have a 2000 model (facelift) 3.0 with Eibach Pro Kit Springs fitted which lower it by 30mm. The new wheels I have are staggered 8.5" (et38) and 9.5" (et45) with 225/40/18 an...