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by janijoeli
Mon 22 May, 2017 18:13
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Kat's Z3 Widebody
Replies: 59
Views: 9345

Re: Kat's Z3 Widebody

Great looking car!

Those wheels would look great in shadow chrome... 8-)
by janijoeli
Tue 07 Jun, 2016 10:16
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: HOW MANY Z3M ROADSTERS LEFT?
Replies: 12
Views: 2978

Re: HOW MANY ROADSTERS LEFT?

One moved to Finland recently... :D

The number does seem a bit high though. Considering it is such a special car, over 400 cars to be crashed, rusted away or sold for parts or abroad seems a bit much.

I wonder how many have ended up as race cars?
by janijoeli
Tue 16 Jun, 2015 09:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Key Upgrade
Replies: 40
Views: 6140

Re: Key Upgrade

Just ordered the same key as you did, and 11mm emblems from here. DIY time next week or so! :)
by janijoeli
Mon 15 Jun, 2015 12:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Key Upgrade
Replies: 40
Views: 6140

Re: Key Upgrade

Very nice! :thumb: Just one question, did it come with the small BMW emblem to go in the middle of the key?
by janijoeli
Wed 20 May, 2015 17:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone recognise this?
Replies: 11
Views: 1276

Re: Anyone recognise this?

I don't know the car, but even if HPI check would be clear, check the frontend for any (possibly poorly) repaired accident damage. It has the same exact symptoms as mine (Cat D been in a frontal crash): Front top bar/support (item #14 in this diagram ) looks a bit wrinkly at places, the stickers loo...
by janijoeli
Fri 10 Apr, 2015 14:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB: E-approved LHD facelift headlights w/ clear indicators
Replies: 12
Views: 1597

Re: WTB: E-approved LHD facelift headlights w/ clear indicat

Cheers mate, the OEM left hand side headlamp I bought from Emek is a facelift one (chrome rings and clear indicator lenses), so I'll be looking for a matching pair. Or was going to.. I found a pair of Umnitza headlamps from a Finnish BMW forum.. They are the exact opposite of what I'd need and want ...
by janijoeli
Sun 05 Apr, 2015 08:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB: E-approved LHD facelift headlights w/ clear indicators
Replies: 12
Views: 1597

Re: WTB: E-approved LHD facelift headlights w/ clear indicat

I've never really warmed up to the aftermarket projector headlights.. It's either just facelift OEM, or OEM with big halos that rock my boat. :) That being said, I would really like projector HID units fitted into OEM headlights (through the original lenses), along with the big halos.. HID units wou...
by janijoeli
Sat 04 Apr, 2015 12:53
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB: E-approved LHD facelift headlights w/ clear indicators
Replies: 12
Views: 1597

Re: WTB: E-approved LHD facelift headlights w/ clear indicat

Hi Barry, long time no see! :) I was actually talking about the lenses in front of the driving lights and high beams. The pattern on the driving lights rises gradually towards the ditch, like this: http://www.houseofthud.com/cartech/hids/DSCN9722.jpg So when driving a RHD car in LHD traffic, the pat...
by janijoeli
Fri 03 Apr, 2015 11:59
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB: E-approved LHD facelift headlights w/ clear indicators
Replies: 12
Views: 1597

Re: WTB: E-approved LHD facelift headlights w/ clear indicat

I found a LH side LHD headlight already (thanks Emek!), now looking for just RH side one.. Brian, that's not necessarily a bad idea! :) I'm not sure if I could get the halos out of the way without breaking them, but might be worth a try. In worst case I'll get any RH side LHD headlight I can get my ...
by janijoeli
Thu 02 Apr, 2015 16:34
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB: E-approved LHD facelift headlights w/ clear indicators
Replies: 12
Views: 1597

WTB: E-approved LHD facelift headlights w/ clear indicators

So life has brought me back to Finland, my home country... At least for a while. :) I'm going to register my Z3M here. Yay for cheap UK cars and no car import tax for Finns brave enough to return to the darkness and coldness. But to be able to register, I need LHD headlights. Must be E-approved, the...
by janijoeli
Sun 04 Jan, 2015 18:47
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Car won't start - won't even crank / turn over
Replies: 20
Views: 2434

Re: Car won't start - won't even crank / turn over

Problem solved! ....to some extent. :D I re-checked the fuses, and lo and behold, fuse 31 aka "Electronic Immobiliser" fuse had blown. This explains why I didn't see any error codes about EWS when I first diagnosed the problem when all fuses were okay, and why there were error codes about not being ...
by janijoeli
Mon 29 Dec, 2014 20:19
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Car won't start - won't even crank / turn over
Replies: 20
Views: 2434

Re: Car won't start - won't even crank / turn over

I FINALLY had some time today to try to fix this problem. I tried to rule out a faulty battery by swapping it to a known good one... Although the voltage on the good one had also dropped to around 12v. It's been -10 to -20 celsius here for the past week or so... Batteries don't like cold weather. An...
by janijoeli
Sun 28 Dec, 2014 15:54
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Car won't start - won't even crank / turn over
Replies: 20
Views: 2434

Re: Car won't start - won't even crank / turn over

Thank you all for your great help and advice! Even though I've been quiet for the past month or so, be sure it is very highly appreciated. This has to be the friendliest, most helpful forum I've ever come across. :cheers Unfortunately, in the past month (or actually few months), real life has happen...
by janijoeli
Wed 03 Dec, 2014 21:29
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Car won't start - won't even crank / turn over
Replies: 20
Views: 2434

Car won't start - won't even crank / turn over

After not using my car for a week or so, now it suddenly doesn't start at all. All electrics, including dashboard lights, work as expected when turning the key, but when trying to start, nothing. No dimming lights, no cranking, not even a click. So far I've: - Checked all fuses (which were okay) - R...
by janijoeli
Wed 03 Dec, 2014 20:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP Car won't start!
Replies: 12
Views: 1814

Re: HELP Car won't start!

If the fault comes back, it sounds very much like either a simple vacuum leak (almost free to repair so check this first), or dirty or faulty MAF sensor. See this thread: http://zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=40361&p=377080&hilit=won%27t+start#p377080 Last spring I had very similar symptoms...
by janijoeli
Fri 07 Nov, 2014 13:53
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: SviRu black venom
Replies: 65
Views: 17554

Re: SviRu black venom

Every time someone fits ACS wheels to a Z3, God resurrects a kitten. :) Great looking car!! My 2p: Keep the original bumper, I quite like the "big mouth" version of the Z3 bumper. Maybe just add splitters/lips to the sides of the bumper, for more aggressive stance. Also, keep the original headlights...
by janijoeli
Fri 05 Sep, 2014 09:45
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Suspension refresh and upgrade - parts list and where to buy
Replies: 13
Views: 2083

Re: Suspension refresh and upgrade - parts list and where to

Great, thanks again Mike! Kornknarr, thanks - I've been looking at alternatives, mostly due to the poor availability and high price of IE bushings. I cannot imagine Powerflex equivalents being much different or worse, so might go with them. Another option is AKG motorsport bushings which I just saw ...
by janijoeli
Sun 31 Aug, 2014 11:12
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Suspension refresh and upgrade - parts list and where to buy
Replies: 13
Views: 2083

Re: Suspension refresh and upgrade - parts list and where to

Thanks for all the brilliant info chaps! Spot welds were re-welded in April before I left UK, however I don't know if I was partially scammed. I told them to seam weld everything, but the only thing I can see is the repair work in the boot, underside of the car looks completely untouched. And they c...
by janijoeli
Thu 28 Aug, 2014 12:38
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Suspension refresh and upgrade - parts list and where to buy
Replies: 13
Views: 2083

Re: Suspension refresh and upgrade - parts list and where to

Great info, thanks Mike! My conclusions are at least partially, if not mostly, based on your conclusions in your "A little treat" thread.. :D What you wanted from your car is pretty much what I want from mine, although I won't be taking mine to track (although never say never!). I'll keep the stock ...
by janijoeli
Wed 27 Aug, 2014 17:10
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Suspension refresh and upgrade - parts list and where to buy
Replies: 13
Views: 2083

Suspension refresh and upgrade - parts list and where to buy

After a long 7k mile roadtrip, including some serious abuse on unbelievably rubbish Norwegian roads, my M Roadster needs a suspension refresh. It has started tramlining, the rear end is restless to say the least, there are some random clunks from the rear, etc. While refreshing, I wouldn't mind doin...
by janijoeli
Wed 27 Aug, 2014 12:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 UPGRADES AND ADDITIONS.
Replies: 59
Views: 13980

Re: Z3 UPGRADES AND ADDITIONS.

IMHO, for high quality, hand made products serving a very niche market, these are very appropriately priced. Going cheaper would mean a) industrial production in large quantities, which is not really possible considering the high initial cost and small market, or b) inferior quality and finish. Peop...
by janijoeli
Sat 16 Aug, 2014 16:27
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Purchasing a Z3M
Replies: 25
Views: 2762

Re: Purchasing a Z3M

I've never had problems with traction on my S50, even in soaking wet conditions, but that being said I usually don't drive like a nutcase, and adapt my driving style to conditions (I guess years of driving in Finland has also helped). I've also had proper tyres: got the car with some Avons, now Good...
by janijoeli
Sat 28 Jun, 2014 12:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENSES - available?.
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENSES - available?.

Hey mate, if the lenses are of OEM quality, reserve a set for me! :)
by janijoeli
Thu 08 May, 2014 00:11
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Rough idle & running
Replies: 49
Views: 4604

Re: Rough idle & running

Could be. I believe the lambda sensor needs to be warmed up before it can be used for measuring a/f ratio, although I don't know how long it takes. In the meanwhile, engine is probably running on default fuel maps. So maybe when the lambda is warm and ecu starts actually measuring a/f ratio, which i...
by janijoeli
Sat 26 Apr, 2014 02:24
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Rough idle & running
Replies: 49
Views: 4604

Re: Rough idle & running

Hi Jordy, as others have said, check intake side between MAF and engine for any air leaks. If you cannot see anything obvious, take bits off one by one and inspect them thoroughly. I remember seeing a photo somewhere on this forum of a vacuum hose with a barely visible hole, which caused the engine ...
by janijoeli
Fri 25 Apr, 2014 13:06
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Modules, Coding and keys
Replies: 15
Views: 1244

Re: Modules, Coding and keys

Yeah ECU is in the engine bay, in a black plastic box on right hand side near firewall. In a box that looks very much like this... :)

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by janijoeli
Wed 23 Apr, 2014 11:17
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Found a loose connector under the seat...
Replies: 14
Views: 1128

Re: Found a loose connector under the seat...

It does, it was the first thing I checked. :)
by janijoeli
Tue 22 Apr, 2014 21:15
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Found a loose connector under the seat...
Replies: 14
Views: 1128

Re: Found a loose connector under the seat...

Ejector seat... Who knows, after all it is a Bond car. :D I always thought that the occupancy sensor / seat mat is also used to measure the load to the seat, which (in addition to the impact sensors) would determine if airbags need deploying. For example on sudden change in load (no seatbelts) and a...
by janijoeli
Tue 22 Apr, 2014 16:47
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Found a loose connector under the seat...
Replies: 14
Views: 1128

Re: Found a loose connector under the seat...

Cheers for help chaps! I do have a passenger airbag, and Indeed the wires would probably be too thin to be for heater. I don't know very much of the car's history, but I know it's been in a passenger side accident in 2005 or 2006. It is possible that the seat has been changed, although the wear-and-...
by janijoeli
Tue 22 Apr, 2014 11:36
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Found a loose connector under the seat...
Replies: 14
Views: 1128

Found a loose connector under the seat...

What is it for? No warning lights on dash or anything, so I wouldn't think it is related to the seat occupancy sensor - but what else could it be? I'd plug it back in but had a quick look under the seat and cannot find anywhere to connect it to! From under passenger seat, if that makes any differenc...
by janijoeli
Mon 21 Apr, 2014 22:04
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: First Time Ever Double Dakar With Pictures.
Replies: 11
Views: 1215

Re: First Time Ever Double Dakar With Pictures.

Welcome Lady D! Nice to see another Finn on the forum, I've felt a bit lonely. :wink:
by janijoeli
Mon 21 Apr, 2014 15:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: MTec steering wheel alcantara covered tabs
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: New price £13990 MTec steering wheel alcantara tabs

The best I can do is a tub of E45 (great for the seats) and a jazz mag (great for relaxation). Take it or leave it! :D
by janijoeli
Mon 21 Apr, 2014 15:18
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: MTec steering wheel alcantara covered tabs
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: New price £13990 MTec steering wheel alcantara tabs

I just bought a red S54 M Roadster, but I don't like it. Too red. However I have always wanted MTec steering wheel alcantara tabs! Would you want to do a straight swap? :D
by janijoeli
Sun 20 Apr, 2014 11:23
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Imola s54 z3m for sale
Replies: 47
Views: 4205

Re: Imola s54 z3m for sale

I really hate to say this, but if she is in as good condition as she looks on the photos, she's almost too good to drive. :( A collector's item for sure.
by janijoeli
Wed 16 Apr, 2014 21:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Project - 1998 M Roadster
Replies: 80
Views: 10988

Re: New Project - 1998 M Roadster

Oh man, I've been waiting for this... This is going to be an EPIC thread! :cheers Subscribed!
by janijoeli
Wed 16 Apr, 2014 12:03
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: boot floor welding
Replies: 21
Views: 2358

Re: boot floor welding

So Ray is busy until beginning of May or so... And my roadtrip starts on 30th April. :(

Anyone got theirs done somewhere else? Or any volunteers on doing the welding (for a price of course)??
by janijoeli
Tue 15 Apr, 2014 19:03
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Headlight Restoration?
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: Headlight Restoration?

For polishing, apparently even toothpaste (with micro-particles/granules/whatever marketing name) will do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKAshYmrExc After polishing, it'd be good to protect the plastic so that it doesn't oxidize again - most headlight renovation kits include the protective stuff. ...
by janijoeli
Mon 14 Apr, 2014 16:42
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: boot floor welding
Replies: 21
Views: 2358

Re: boot floor welding

Brian, thanks for the info! 1 votes for seam welds, 0 votes for no seam welds. :D Barry, cheers mate, I believe the twin ear cover will require a custom exhaust on a Z3M, but otherwise it would be a nice solution! I think I'll go with the seam welds (and strengthened diff mount) for now... I am goin...
by janijoeli
Mon 14 Apr, 2014 10:56
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: boot floor welding
Replies: 21
Views: 2358

Re: boot floor welding

The spot welds in Giorgio's boot have cracked, so back to this old topic. Has anyone had any problems after boot has been seam welded? I've read a lot of comments on various forums that seam welding isn't sufficient, but I haven't seen any evidence to support this claim (or I just haven't found it)....
by janijoeli
Sat 12 Apr, 2014 13:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Worth selling as is....
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: Worth selling as is....

It didnt go to court in the end, we are advised by solicitors that it was no guarantee that we would get our money back even if the Court instructed them to.... :evil: This is what really pisses me off. No wonder there are so many "entrepreneurs" around, as court decision is good for nothing. AFAIK...
by janijoeli
Sat 12 Apr, 2014 12:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Worth selling as is....
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: Worth selling as is....

You would probably get the best price if you'd sell it in parts, but this is of course requires quite a lot of effort.. And time, which might be the bigger issue if you are moving soon. But as others have said, now is a good time to sell! And although automatic, yours has a proper size engine which ...
by janijoeli
Sun 06 Apr, 2014 23:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220409

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

To quote the original post: let people know what you bought your Z3 this week. Whether it be an oil filter, dust caps or a new set of wheels, post it up on here and let people know :D I see no harm in people posting about any purchase, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant they seem (to me)...
by janijoeli
Sun 06 Apr, 2014 08:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220409

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Two 100x100mm pieces of rubber sheet (1mm and 2mm thick) and rubber glue to fix the leaking roof seals.
by janijoeli
Mon 24 Mar, 2014 08:55
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: PROJECT: 1998 Black M Roadster (aka Giorgio)
Replies: 84
Views: 18844

Re: PROJECT: 1998 Black M Roadster (aka Giorgio)

Giorgio went in for an inspection II service to Phil / CPC Performance Engineering. Very friendly and knowledgeable chap, and immediately noticed things I hadn't, from small issues to major - a failing water pump, amongst others! :shock: Also said he'll go through the car in detail this morning and ...
by janijoeli
Sun 23 Mar, 2014 20:55
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Irish M Roadster
Replies: 28
Views: 3169

Re: Irish M Roadster

I think £5200 or £5400 has been the cheapest Z3M I've seen advertised anywhere in the past year or so when I've been (occassionally) following the prices. £4500 and not requiring major work is a steal. Sidshark, I wholeheartedly congratulate you on your purchase of what is possibly UK's cheapest wor...
by janijoeli
Wed 19 Mar, 2014 20:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220409

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

I feel guilty about not really using my Z3M over winter, but inspection II (with some additional items) booked for Monday, and a long roadtrip coming up in May, June and possibly even July... Denmark, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway and Finland, and maybe further. I hope Giorgio will forgive me the n...
by janijoeli
Mon 17 Mar, 2014 23:17
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: PROJECT: 1998 Black M Roadster (aka Giorgio)
Replies: 84
Views: 18844

Re: PROJECT: 1998 Black M Roadster (aka Giorgio)

Spent most of yesterday installing the Racelogic TC. I had some trouble finding the 12v feed from ignition key to ECU, but found it in the end, as well as the correct wire from crankshaft (rpm) sensor. I started doing the calibration using the software. The data connection is okay but not 100%, I re...
by janijoeli
Mon 17 Mar, 2014 22:44
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Good garage near North London? And other service related Qs
Replies: 10
Views: 1055

Re: Good garage near North London? And other service related

Car Doctor Phil booked for Monday! :D

Lee, I just emailed you about Simota (and other things).