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by Jonco
Sun 24 Sep, 2017 19:01
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Black R Reg Z3 - A41 Waverton, Chester
Replies: 0
Views: 251

Black R Reg Z3 - A41 Waverton, Chester

We were travelling south down A41at ~1500hrs - Zed turning right and joining traffic behind us. Travelled behind us for a few miles until we turned off down the lanes. Exchanged waves on initial spot and again on parting. Could not make out reg properly in rear mirror through wind breaker mesh (R263...
by Jonco
Tue 31 Jan, 2017 19:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fuel injector servicing/cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: Fuel injector servicing/cleaning

I bought a `new set' through http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/bavarianwerke ... 2749.l2754 .

Cost me ~£68 for the M44 - very good service - no problems - you get an individual video of the calibration checks.
by Jonco
Sun 03 Apr, 2016 19:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: which oil for a 1.9 1997 z3
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: which oil for a 1.9 1997 z3

5 litres will put you just over midway on the M44 dipstick which is fine.

Personally I use Fuchs Titan SuperSyn 5w 40 available from Opie oils and have done for the last 4 years.
by Jonco
Mon 29 Jun, 2015 11:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 - alarmed whilst the hood is down !!!!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1023

Re: Z3 - alarmed whilst the hood is down !!!!!!!

.............. I also have 2 fobs (brick type) both have flat battery's and would need to be linked again I would presume........ Hi Jonco. Well another little bit of essential detail learned - when I got my Z3 from the dealer that had taken it in as a PX against an SLK !!!!!!!! It had no little (S...
by Jonco
Mon 29 Jun, 2015 09:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 - alarmed whilst the hood is down !!!!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1023

Re: Z3 - alarmed whilst the hood is down !!!!!!!

.............. I also have 2 fobs (brick type) both have flat battery's and would need to be linked again I would presume........ It is almost definite that you will have to re-programme fobs if batteries have been flat for a length of time. This may be of help https://zroadster.org/articles/3g-ews...
by Jonco
Wed 06 May, 2015 09:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: boot loom clip?
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: boot loom clip?

It should be amongst these http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=61_0078

but I confess I can't spot the exact one :?
by Jonco
Sat 02 May, 2015 18:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ccv valve?
Replies: 10
Views: 951

Re: ccv valve?

Thanks for the updates. Regarding the pair of rubber hoses (part 13 in the diagram) - why does the lower hose have coolant in it ? My understanding is that it a cold climate protection which keeps the gases hot and stops condensing/sludging and in extreme cases freezing in the separator. I am prepa...
by Jonco
Thu 30 Apr, 2015 20:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ccv valve?
Replies: 10
Views: 951

Re: ccv valve?

henrycrun wrote:Can anyone advise which part of realoem shows the crankcase breather valve for a 98 1.9 ?
Part 16 on here http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do ... g=11&fg=15
by Jonco
Thu 09 Apr, 2015 20:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another Alarm Question
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: Another Alarm Question

Yes that is the correct box - the black cable is the antenna - You have to loosen/remove the cradle to get it out.

This may be of use to you https://zroadster.org/articles/3g-ews-r ... amming.24/
by Jonco
Wed 11 Feb, 2015 21:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oil filters.
Replies: 11
Views: 959

Re: Oil filters.

Diagram on EuroCarParts does show the small O rings for the 1.9 mann filter - no guarantee they're included though

http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/BMW_Z ... f81&000231
by Jonco
Wed 11 Feb, 2015 21:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oil filters.
Replies: 11
Views: 959

Re: Oil filters.

Mint wrote:Just bought a Mann filter for my 2.2. It came with the large rubber ring and the sump washer but no small 'o' rings.
Sounds like a change in policy - I'm about to order some thro' EuroParts - thanks for info. Will now definitely check beforehand.
by Jonco
Wed 11 Feb, 2015 20:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oil filters.
Replies: 11
Views: 959

Re: Oil filters.

Del wrote:This is odd, ......... because whenever I buy an oil filter in the UK for my 1.9 M44, it has always contained a plastic packet containing all 3 o-rings and a copper sump washer. I typically buy either Mann of Hengst.
Agree - Mann filters usually include small O rings
by Jonco
Thu 22 Jan, 2015 09:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Changed my water pump yesterday...and...
Replies: 9
Views: 1416

Re: Changed my water pump yesterday...and...

peter2b wrote:Thanks I will have another look in the box
Peter 2b
If you have bought the Meyle the seal is pre-fitted to the pump - not supplied as a separate part. Or at least it was on mine - realoem does show a separate number for the seal only.
by Jonco
Sat 17 Jan, 2015 18:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC/ABS
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: ASC/ABS

Have you checked the fuse for the pump? Had a similar problem with Tufarlian's DSC last year reporting pump fail but it was blown fuse. Worth a try and a lot cheaper!
by Jonco
Tue 13 Jan, 2015 09:12
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: My seat moves under acceleration and breaking - new washers?
Replies: 12
Views: 1808

Re: My seat moves under acceleration and breaking - new wash

There's a guide in the Kb http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=30402 Contact aceman for replacement bushes. Obviously it's a seats out repair - so check underseat wiring and foam under carpets for water ingress while you are at it. Edit : Forgot this link http://www.zroadster.net/foru...
by Jonco
Fri 02 Jan, 2015 20:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What oil filter cup wrench?
Replies: 1
Views: 415

Re: What oil filter cup wrench?

The 76mm dia 14 flute fits the M44 and I think the M43 is the same. To check just measure diameter of filter cap and count number of flats.
by Jonco
Thu 11 Dec, 2014 21:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine oil leak
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: Engine oil leak

.............He recommended buying the whole spring valve (carrying 2 0-rings) part B11.42.1.432.228 and the gasket B11.42.1.709.800. Total cost including VAT £12.37. :) ......... Doh! Forgot the spring - only ordered Gasket 11421709800 and Oil Filter non-return O rings (2 off) 11421709513 - will r...
by Jonco
Tue 09 Dec, 2014 21:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine oil leak
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: Engine oil leak

I've got the same or a very similar problem @Del. I cleaned mine down as @Brian4 suggests and am fairly confident it is the oil filter to block joint. I bought the gasket a month or so ago but have not had time to get at it yet. You have to take the alternator out to withdraw mounting bolts. I have ...
by Jonco
Mon 08 Dec, 2014 14:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door Button / Actuator / Latch
Replies: 23
Views: 3718

Re: Door Button / Actuator / Latch

What was you mode of failure - I'm still trying to figure out if it's the actuator or the latch assembly beneath it. Similar saga to yours i.e. erratic operation - worked for long periods then not - responded to lubrication then didn't. Complicated along the way by boot loom failure. In the end `gr...
by Jonco
Mon 08 Dec, 2014 13:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door Button / Actuator / Latch
Replies: 23
Views: 3718

Re: Door Button / Actuator / Latch

Price looks good but can't comment on that particular one otherwise.

For comparison I paid £53 earlier this year for a Meyle manufactured one - supplied by Motormec. OEM Part number is 67111387726
by Jonco
Thu 04 Dec, 2014 14:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door Button / Actuator / Latch
Replies: 23
Views: 3718

Re: Door Button / Actuator / Latch

..............Which one are you referring to? The inner handle or the button and how do I know which is the "right" way? Sorry can't remember now and I didn't take any pics. I had inserted one of the hook ends in from the wrongside of the location hole :oops: which threw the alignment out. It was o...
by Jonco
Thu 04 Dec, 2014 09:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door Button / Actuator / Latch
Replies: 23
Views: 3718

Re: Door Button / Actuator / Latch

Sounds like you need to buy new actuator which is where I ended up after similar saga.

Might be worth checking you have the link rods in the right way around. I got mine wrong first time - latch worked but erratically - re-assembled until I got it right and worked ok since.
by Jonco
Mon 10 Nov, 2014 09:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: engine problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1602

Re: engine problems

......... Sometimes when I turn the ignition on the key stops before I can do a full turn, so I have to take the key out and start again then its fine. Today the engine stopped as soon as it was switched off, so seems to be intermittent, ........... There may be two separate problems. The engine po...
by Jonco
Fri 07 Nov, 2014 17:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Battery
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Re: Battery

Car had a flat battery after being left in garage for 3 weeks,............. Don't write your battery off yet. After 3 weeks - idle drain will flatten a battery particulary if not fully charged to start with. If you search the forums you will find a number of threads which contain `idle drain' rate ...
by Jonco
Thu 23 Oct, 2014 21:06
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Greetings from wet Seattle!
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Re: Greetings from wet Seattle!

Welcome - we unfortunately do `wet' over here but it has been delayed this year.
by Jonco
Mon 20 Oct, 2014 12:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC not working
Replies: 19
Views: 1346

Re: ASC not working

................., so at some stage someone has been playing silly buggers! So i put a bulb in the ASC and presto it lights up and all is now good! Glad it was only something basic.There have been a few stories of `silly buggers' playing about with cluster bulbs usually to hide the airbag warning l...
by Jonco
Sun 12 Oct, 2014 09:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC not working
Replies: 19
Views: 1346

Re: ASC not working

...............I have also uploaded a video( below) which shows the lights that come on when i turn the ignition on. There isnt a light with a triangle with an arrow around it................................ I would suggest you pop the instrument cluster out and check the bulb before you start drif...
by Jonco
Sat 11 Oct, 2014 15:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC not working
Replies: 19
Views: 1346

Re: ASC not working

When you turn the ignition on is the light illuminating on start-up test? It's the one in the centre - a warning triangle with a circular arrow around it.
If it is not illuminating on start-up the bulb should be checked before worrying about anything else. :wink:
by Jonco
Thu 09 Oct, 2014 20:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Thermostat Needed?
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: New Thermostat Needed?

Agree with Del - stat needs changing.
You can get them cheaper if you go for aftermarket reasonable quality - Euro Car parts have a reduction on at the moment http://www.eurocarparts.com/car-thermostat
by Jonco
Thu 09 Oct, 2014 16:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oxygen sensors
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Oxygen sensors

Davejue1 wrote:................. I'm struggling to find them on OEM.....
I think they are part 16(11781433071) on here which fits both - maybe another 2.8 owner could confirm http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do ... g=10&hl=20
by Jonco
Tue 23 Sep, 2014 19:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rusted bottom bit of car (under doors)
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Rusted bottom bit of car (under doors)

Z3 Mark wrote:..........., anyone know the part number? (its a 97)........
Item 4 on this http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do ... g=41&fg=15
by Jonco
Fri 22 Aug, 2014 10:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Euro Tour - storing stuff behind the front bumper
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Euro Tour - storing stuff behind the front bumper

................I read in another thread about using the space behind the front bumper. Anyone done this, and any tips for success? I assume things won't stay dry there, and something is needed to keep things in place. I'm thinking maybe I should make some kind of just-fit box. Agree with comments ...
by Jonco
Tue 12 Aug, 2014 20:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Which automatic transmission fluid
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Which automatic transmission fluid

If you look under bonnet on rightside of engine compartment you should be able to see a label on the gearbox housing - like this
Image
by Jonco
Tue 12 Aug, 2014 10:07
Forum: Performance
Topic: Battery flat. .. risks and tips?
Replies: 11
Views: 11748

Re: Battery flat. .. risks and tips?

My 1998 service booklet for my Z3 (a 1.9) recommends a 70 Ah battery which equates to a current day battery model code number of 096. You will find that a 096 battery just fits into the Z3 battery compartment. When I first got my Z3 it had a 075 battery in it which is slightly smaller and slightly ...
by Jonco
Wed 06 Aug, 2014 20:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Best way to confirm speedo reading.
Replies: 31
Views: 2788

Re: Best way to confirm speedo reading.

I have a TomTom and when my speedo reads 70 I'm actually only doing 65. I have the tomtom as well and there is a 3mph difference at 80mph. Speedo being higher on both cars I use it on. On recent road trip through France I passed several roadside speed indicators and they always agreed wth Tom Tom -...
by Jonco
Wed 06 Aug, 2014 20:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Best way to confirm speedo reading.
Replies: 31
Views: 2788

Re: Best way to confirm speedo reading.

Have you got a satnav or can you borrow one with speed indication?
by Jonco
Thu 24 Jul, 2014 09:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Urgent Advice needed on Ignition Barrel Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Urgent Advice needed on Ignition Barrel Issue

waynerp wrote:Thanks for your advice one and all. I managed to get in touch of a friend of a friend who's a BMW mechanic. He's hopefully going to take a look at it for me today
Good Luck - can you share any findings/techniques he may have in addition to those shown in other threads?
by Jonco
Wed 23 Jul, 2014 22:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Urgent Advice needed on Ignition Barrel Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Urgent Advice needed on Ignition Barrel Issue

Robert T wrote:Have you read all the relevant threads on here? The last post in this thread seems it may be of use: http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... 93#p367693

Cheers R.
I shouldn't really tempt fate by commenting but it is still working after the last post ................................
by Jonco
Mon 21 Jul, 2014 22:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone used bcables diagnostic on their Z ?
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: Anyone used bcables diagnostic on their Z ?

colb wrote:Robert already has a write up on using INPA in the Z3 Knowledge Base here
http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... 18&t=35789


Colb
Agreed - There is also compatability info here http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=353834
by Jonco
Sun 20 Jul, 2014 10:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS/ASC
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: ABS/ASC

Have a look at this http://wedophones.com/Manuals/BMW/1998% ... Manual.pdf - fuse list and then details
by Jonco
Sat 12 Jul, 2014 10:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW alarm system
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: BMW alarm system

........ the bricks don't work, I tried changing the battery in the bricks (I have 2) to no avail. I have never seen the led button flash or my indicators flash, I didn't want to play around with it too much (wouldn't want to get stranded by the immobiliser). the guy I brought it from said the same...
by Jonco
Thu 03 Jul, 2014 18:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: air bag light
Replies: 39
Views: 3396

Re: air bag light

...................... Can anyone please explain which wires I should look at first for damage? My seats are in a post facelift, and have multiple connectors (car side shown below - 1 little yellow one which connects to a yellow one on the seats, one large white one which connects to the seats, one...
by Jonco
Sun 25 May, 2014 20:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Induction Kit
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Induction Kit

................... Anyone recommend a good exhaust choice or website of vendor? Cheers Thatkevbloke. Longlife appears to be the most popular and recommended - just google it an you should be able to search for local franchisee and get a quote. I have a Cobra on mine which I am pleased with but Lon...
by Jonco
Tue 20 May, 2014 09:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot lid stuck
Replies: 22
Views: 3009

Re: Boot lid stuck

alanandjudi wrote:Seen that U tube clip, was hoping to get something a bit more precise, from the guys on here that have carried out the procedure. Thanks
Ok - there are others with more detail. I'm sure I have read a more detailed one previously on .net but cannot find it at the moment.
by Jonco
Mon 19 May, 2014 21:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot lid stuck
Replies: 22
Views: 3009

Re: Boot lid stuck

Google Z3 boot lock stuck and you should get a number of `solutions' - this being one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVdESLYrXRU
by Jonco
Mon 12 May, 2014 17:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roadster valet storage bag - help please
Replies: 13
Views: 558

Re: Roadster valet storage bag - help please

................ I take it you do the "bump removal" procedure first? :) Not necessarily but better if you can. I do not have the CD changer but have the bump. The triangular long bag is a `soft' bag so if you don't pack the top left corner tight it will squeeze under the bump. http://i1375.photobu...
by Jonco
Mon 12 May, 2014 09:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roadster valet storage bag - help please
Replies: 13
Views: 558

Re: Roadster valet storage bag - help please

hi It hangs from the head rests via an elasticated hood thingy You can see it here : http://www.roadstersolutions.com/page4.html If you can't find the real thing - then buy some elasticated velcro straps from Halfords and use ordinary suit carriers - worked for us last year. Sounds as if your boot ...
by Jonco
Sun 11 May, 2014 09:46
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: photo request
Replies: 11
Views: 1593

Re: photo request

martyb wrote:.................
Can someone, ideally a couple, take a picture of their car for me. .
A few photos in here that may be of interest http://webspace.ringling.edu/~dplassma/ ... html#step4

HTH
by Jonco
Thu 08 May, 2014 09:21
Forum: Performance
Topic: Alarm "HELP" please
Replies: 13
Views: 1087

Re: Alarm "HELP" please

.......... The only bonnet switch I know of is the one that opens the bonnet?? Presumably stops anyone from lifting the bonnet to tamper with anything without the alarm going off Agree with RobertT's comment - if you are looking at bonnet switch this may help http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi...
by Jonco
Tue 22 Apr, 2014 20:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Heater valve
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Heater valve

fast_dps wrote:.............. you could always denso tape it!! :) :) :lol:
(Before anyone reacts in horror at my last suggestion it is an in-joke and refers to some common history I have with Jonco!) :lol: :lol:
But this one hasn't been hit with a lump hammer -