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by Brian4
Sat 15 Jul, 2017 19:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tilt sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: Tilt sensor

Yes thats the one £9.76 when I bought it 03/2016
by Brian4
Tue 27 Jun, 2017 17:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clock Setting
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Re: Clock Setting

Page 70 in this simply press and hold rh button until hours flash and change them with rh button when correct press lh button and minute will flash. press rh to change when correct press lh button and will read input time. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6666038/Z3/Z3%202002%20USA%20Owners%20Man...
by Brian4
Tue 23 May, 2017 17:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm problems - tilt sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 984

Re: Alarm problems - tilt sensor

Same on ours but also pin 3 in the plug had corroded so just check yours hasn't. Pin 3 is the 12v feed to the sensor. Regards the leak ours also leaks around the area you pointed out and finds it's way into the well so I removed the rubber bung in the base of the well so it just drains away now. I h...
by Brian4
Wed 17 May, 2017 18:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ignition controlled accessory.
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Ignition controlled accessory.

Any idea what colour the live for the stereo is and can you piggy back it? Its not like the old spade terminals, so much easier to tap in to. Cheers Bob The ISO wiring harness for aftermarket radios has a spare ignition fed wire which you can use for satnav or cameras. The Wiring diagram says the i...
by Brian4
Tue 16 May, 2017 16:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1.9 M44 Undertrays - Fixing Kit
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: 1.9 M44 Undertrays - Fixing Kit

Hi Brian Thanks for your advice - spot on. I don't know why, but every time I looked at Real OEM I could not find that particular slide. I have now listed all I need - good stuff. Off Topic warning, The Vulcan in the background, it it XM575 at East Midlands, if it is, I worked on that aircraft and ...
by Brian4
Mon 15 May, 2017 19:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1.9 M44 Undertrays - Fixing Kit
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: 1.9 M44 Undertrays - Fixing Kit

No specific kit as far as I am aware but all the fixings are listed here.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=51_2370
by Brian4
Sat 13 May, 2017 14:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How do you remove the undertray?
Replies: 12
Views: 1116

Re: How do you remove th eundertray?

Easy enough to do. Best if you jack and support the filter side of the car or lift onto ramps. There are quite a few fixings 6 or 8 I think to remove and the the cover comes off passenger side. And a container to catch the fuel in the filter. If you start to car and the remove the fuel pump fuse the...
by Brian4
Tue 02 May, 2017 20:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: tyre size
Replies: 11
Views: 1054

Re: tyre size

The standard wheels on a 3.0i were the 16" style 64 8 spoke wheels with 225 50 16 and the 3.0i sport had the style 78 17" with 225 45 17 front and 245 40 17 rear
by Brian4
Thu 06 Apr, 2017 17:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: B*stard main dealers
Replies: 20
Views: 2277

Re: B*stard main dealers

The problem is the main dealers do not see this age of cars very often now so they have no experience of them. They even get the diagnosis on the latest ones wrong so have no chance with 20 year old technology. They can sell you one and do routine service and warranty work when BMW pay for it and as...
by Brian4
Wed 05 Apr, 2017 18:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off
Replies: 36
Views: 3619

Re: steering judder c 50mph... occurring on and off

It's not only limited to Z3 but all that age of BMW. Probably more often on Z3 as quite a lot are stood idle especially in the wetter months and the corrosion sets in on the piston which expands it's diameter and sticks in the cylinder. Ours did it couple of years ago so new pistons and seal kit all...
by Brian4
Fri 17 Feb, 2017 21:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Resprays Leicester area
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Re: Resprays Leicester area

Hi Thinking of getting the Z3 resprayed this year, can anyone recommend a body shop in or around the Leicester area. Thanks We had ours done at Pauls motor bodies in Barwell. and our Fiesta was repaired at MSM in Hinckley both small family shops http://paulsmotorbodyrepairs.co.uk/ MSM Address: Nuff...
by Brian4
Fri 17 Feb, 2017 20:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: soft top ram
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: soft top ram

From the pic on realoem it looks as if it is a pin that pushes up into a hole in the top of the ram and then the curved bit locks onto the neck of the ram.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=54_0201
by Brian4
Wed 15 Feb, 2017 19:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water in trunk
Replies: 14
Views: 1745

Re: Water in trunk

I never cures the leak in ours where it ran from the gutter rail and into the boot so just knocked the bung out at the base of the boot well and water now drains away.
by Brian4
Fri 10 Feb, 2017 18:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: bit of play on front wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: bit of play on front wheels

Sounds like the usual sticking calipers, have they been changed in the last few thousand miles? if so as the piston has been pushed back the corroded part of the piston is now nearly in the caliper and rust on, The movement in the front wheels could be the front control arm bushes worn allowing the ...
by Brian4
Sun 29 Jan, 2017 19:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My 3.0 roadster for Switzerland
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: My 3.0 roadster for Switzerland

Del wrote:Beautiful looking car in lovely OE condition - although I did spot a non-standard polyurethane exhaust mount :D

Nope that's how they come

Great condition and hope you enjoy.
by Brian4
Sun 29 Jan, 2017 19:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: coolant
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: coolant

have 2000 3.0l z3 have a little mayo on the engine filler cap non on dip stick no white smoke no water from the exhaust have done a sniffer test all good change water pump and thermostat car seems to be running fine any ideas please paul ps no signs of mayo in header tank heater works fine thx As a...
by Brian4
Sun 25 Dec, 2016 16:35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: To my .org friends!
Replies: 39
Views: 2948

Re: To my .org friends!

Merry Christmas Bonzo and bound to meet up next year.
by Brian4
Thu 22 Dec, 2016 21:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recent purchase and big trip-help
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: Recent purchase and big trip-help

Congrats on your epic trip and sounds as if the car is being used as it was designed an easy distance cruiser. The temp gauge needle should sit in the middle so would guess the thermostat has failed open. Should be a easy fix once you have got the fan and viscous hub off, left hand thread, and be aw...
by Brian4
Fri 16 Dec, 2016 17:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Shocks and springs
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Shocks and springs

Z3 has E36 based front end and E30 based rear so doubt if they will fit.
by Brian4
Fri 16 Dec, 2016 17:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.
Replies: 27
Views: 1861

Re: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.

1963paul wrote:'Tis the camshaft sensor and exhaust sensor, just waiting for BMW to deliver the parts :D .
Good simple repair and you will find the performance you had lost unknowingly.
by Brian4
Mon 05 Dec, 2016 20:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.
Replies: 27
Views: 1861

Re: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.

Had similar on our 3.0 started off as difficult to start and then stalling when pulling away from lights this turned out to be a cracked/perished intake hose just after the MAF/air filter which cured the stalling. The difficult start was the intake cam sensor. The car also seemed slow to pull full r...
by Brian4
Thu 01 Dec, 2016 20:13
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Silverstone 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2006

Re: Silverstone 2017

Date has been changed to 28/29/30th July due to the British F1 being moved a week later than provisional date. F1 date is now w/end of 16th July
by Brian4
Thu 01 Dec, 2016 20:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: oil level lamp
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: oil level lamp

When was the oil and filter last changed as the filter could be collapsing and not allowing full flow through it.
by Brian4
Sun 13 Nov, 2016 20:24
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Silverstone 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2006

Re: Silverstone 2017

Not yet it will be early 2017 before the codes are out.
by Brian4
Mon 07 Nov, 2016 19:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine support beam
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Re: Engine support beam

Most engine support beams are designed to sit on the channel where the wing bolts to the inner wing but obviously the z3 doesn't have this so you will need to sit it on the strut towers and use another beam in line with the engine to support it probably supported on the front slam panel.
by Brian4
Wed 12 Oct, 2016 19:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Caliper Bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: Caliper Bolts

Changed the front discs and pads to get rid of a horrible "oh sh** im not going to stop feeling" turns out only one of the pads was moving in the caliper and the other was just bending and hardly touching the disc! anyway, the Pagid pads seem fine and can cram them on nicely. but..... one of the ca...
by Brian4
Thu 06 Oct, 2016 20:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Still no power...3.0
Replies: 11
Views: 1124

Re: Still no power...3.0

Could also be the cam sensor/s failing. needs the codes read to give a better idea.
by Brian4
Sun 28 Aug, 2016 16:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 3.0 not as fast as it should be?
Replies: 8
Views: 872

Re: Z3 3.0 not as fast as it should be?

As you say could be many things. Ours was a bit down and then started stalling when pulling away from idle. I checked the codes and was showing the inlet cam sensor fault. When taking it apart I then found the inlet hose after the MAF was split. When I temporary taped the split up it curedoes the st...
by Brian4
Tue 26 Jul, 2016 18:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: bad leak behind passenger seat
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: bad leak behind passenger seat

Where are you based as there is a help guy in Coventry who repairs softops?
by Brian4
Tue 26 Jul, 2016 17:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10420

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

The car is still there and been through the body shop. It is being used so perhaps by one of the staff as a fair bit of brake dust on the wheels, but parked in the used car sales area? I called in today for the parts dept.
by Brian4
Sun 10 Jul, 2016 17:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: disks stuck / seized grrr
Replies: 10
Views: 1103

Re: disks stuck / seized grrr

I guess you are replacing the discs so put 1 or 2 of the wheel bolts back in a few threads. Get a big hammer and hit the outer edge of the disc hard and alternate opposite sides and it will come off. The wheel bolts are to stop the disc coming off in a rush, they hurt when they come off quickly.
by Brian4
Tue 05 Jul, 2016 21:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DIAGNOSTIC HELP NEEDD
Replies: 20
Views: 1721

Re: DIAGNOSTIC HELP NEEDD

Thanks for the reply Robert, car is a facelift late 1999 model (2 litre). The initial scan done (can no longer get hold of the chap) showed no signals from rear wheel sensors (now replaced with aftermarket ones) and ABS module showed defective. Presumably dud wheel sensors would bring both ABS/ASC ...
by Brian4
Mon 27 Jun, 2016 21:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 roof half cover
Replies: 8
Views: 1039

Re: Z3 roof half cover

Glad you're pleased with it, keeps the important bits dry.
by Brian4
Tue 21 Jun, 2016 17:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Retrieving radio security code with diagnostics
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: Retrieving radio security code with diagnostics

Have you got the handbook? I guess you haven't otherwise you wouldn't be asking, could you contact the previous owner.

Here is a code retrieval site not used it myself but says it's free otherwise others are about for a fee £9-10.

https://www.radio-code.co.uk/bmw-radio-codes.html
by Brian4
Tue 21 Jun, 2016 17:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10420

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

I have a 3.0, it's a high miler but I love it. Would I pay 15k for one with that mileage? No I wouldn't. It's a great car don't get me wrong, but for that money I'd be looking for an M with more miles. I've driven both and the M is in a different league, saying that the 3.0 and the M aren't far apa...
by Brian4
Wed 15 Jun, 2016 20:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 roof half cover
Replies: 8
Views: 1039

Re: Z3 roof half cover

No problem with marks as long as there is no grit/dirt where it touches the car paint. Can put it on in 5 mins or less. Was used when I got it but still fine, has faded a bit.
by Brian4
Wed 15 Jun, 2016 19:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51 pla
Replies: 120
Views: 10420

Re: What's it worth? 3.0 Z3 Sport. 21k miles, 2 owners, 51

Interesting that the BMW main dealer has started selling Z3's. As said, normally they would be far too old for a main dealer to consider. The 2.8 they have advertised recently was a 1997 that's 19 years old! But they are well made cars, all the parts are available unlike some manufacturers such as ...
by Brian4
Wed 15 Jun, 2016 17:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 roof half cover
Replies: 8
Views: 1039

Re: Z3 roof half cover

I have a Cabrio Shield cover. It is made from a heavy duty fabric and locks into the boot and door shuts and under the wiper blades and withstood all winter and the roof stayed dry. I took it off weekly to air the car and very pleased. being sold on ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3-Car-Hood-Sof...
by Brian4
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 17:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Problem with Z3 running
Replies: 11
Views: 1187

Re: Problem with Z3 running

Glad it is sorted . Code readers are good as they give you a starting point where to look. Usually clear the codes first and then see which is the first to come back is usually a good indication of the fault.
by Brian4
Sun 24 Apr, 2016 16:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air Bag Reset Tool
Replies: 17
Views: 2096

Re: Air Bag Reset Tool

Hi waves ongoing it sounds as if the bulb for your airbag has been removed or blanked off. It should come on when ignition on. The seat belt light comes on and off regardless of whether the seat belt is clipped in. Not sure of the reason. I would guess there is a loose wire under the seat or seat se...
by Brian4
Sat 16 Apr, 2016 18:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: RUBBER STOPS THAT HOLD SPARE WHEEL IN SITU
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: RUBBER STOPS THAT HOLD SPARE WHEEL IN SITU

You have beaten me to it Brian just got my knee wet taking a poor quality photo and again saying no part numbers. The only thing I can find are part number 5 here and they are only for the Z3 http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=CN52-EUR-06-2000-Z3-BMW-Z3_30i&diagId=51_2049 http://i1142.phot...
by Brian4
Tue 12 Apr, 2016 20:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front ABS Sensor Removal
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: Front ABS Sensor Removal

They are a tight fit when new and as soon as any rust starts they seem to be stuck solid and most seem to have to destroy then to get them out.Yes there is only one fixing and as you have got that out there may be some hope if you leave them soaking in penetrating type fluid.
by Brian4
Fri 08 Apr, 2016 20:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What Engine Type/No. is a 2002 2.2 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: What Engine Type/No. is a 2002 2.2 ?

It is an M54 engine Bob.
by Brian4
Fri 08 Apr, 2016 19:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Changing tyre profiles
Replies: 24
Views: 1814

Re: Changing tyre profiles

Agreed rolling diameter should be the same or/similar front to rear otherwise the ABS/DSC could get confused. I guess you have 205 55 16 tyres and biggest profile is 70, 205 70 16 and these are 60mm bigger diameter than the 55's the car travels approx 200mm further per rotation so as long as all 4 a...
by Brian4
Tue 29 Mar, 2016 20:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: OBC won't cycle
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: OBC won't cycle

ben5010 wrote:Hi all,

So my circle OBC does not cycle through the options when the BC stalk is depressed. I've changed the stalk but to no avail. Is there any thing else I can check?

Thanks all!
If you get to find out let me know as mine has stopped working over the winter. I have no display at all.
by Brian4
Tue 29 Mar, 2016 20:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Jacking up the front
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Jacking up the front

I usually put the axle stands the other way round (90 deg from yours) so they fit under the bracket at the bolts rather than under the ring of the bush bracket. It is just personal preference as I just like the supports to be as far apart as possible if I am going under it just seems more stable to ...
by Brian4
Tue 29 Mar, 2016 20:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Special Tool - Viscous Fan Removal
Replies: 13
Views: 2861

Re: Special Tool - Viscous Fan Removal

Too much leverage isn't good one of our underground fitters who was about 18 stone got bored of the section bolts on a machine coming loose so he did them up with loctite and a 10 ft long extension on his 24mm allen key. When it came to machine strip down nothing would shift them except for the gas ...
by Brian4
Tue 29 Mar, 2016 19:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Special Tool - Viscous Fan Removal
Replies: 13
Views: 2861

Re: Special Tool - Viscous Fan Removal

The extension pole seems a bit extreme. If you position the spanner so that it is below the locking tool and push down on the locking tool and pull up on the spanner it will come undone.
by Brian4
Tue 29 Mar, 2016 19:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Jacking up the front
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Jacking up the front

That's where I jack mine from when I want to put the axle stands under the jack points. I usually put some thick rubber between the jack head and the bolts there so that I don't damage the heads. Also when I took the sills off I used that point for the axle stands at the front and near the rear subf...
by Brian4
Tue 29 Mar, 2016 17:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bonnet release lever.
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Bonnet release lever.

Has anyone got any advice for ensuring the bonet release lever is as it should be? Ever since I got my Z3, it has required a pretty hefty 'yank' to get the bonnet to pop up, and in my opinion does not seem all that robust. Is this normal, or is there something I could do to improve things? Along wi...