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by warhammer23
Wed 09 Aug, 2017 14:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyres.
Replies: 12
Views: 1617

Re: Tyres.

Didn't want to start a new thread. I have 9.5j 18"s all around ET38. Don't know what brand or model for the rim. Anyway i put 265/35/18 on the back and fit perfectly. Had 225/40/18 when i got it. Too stretched out. http://imgur.com/oZU7x6e http://imgur.com/YlplhIw The same tires on the front 225/40/...
by warhammer23
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 18:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: It stopped ..downhill ?
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: It stopped ..downhill ?

Ok. Went back the next day, with even less fuel. Saw how the rpm started to drop like under 500 rpm for a brief second and then came back to normal. Didn't accelerate in that second and i think that's what i did then, i hit a blind spot and the ecu went to sleep per say. This time i was a little gen...
by warhammer23
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 18:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: UFO in my car?
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: UFO in my car?

Have to talk to my mechanic if it is doable aka ecu thinks i am trying to steal it etc.
Unfortunately one has its casing broken and i took it off and hid them underneath the pillar.
So i got what i wanted. The car didn't implode and i don't see them anymore. :)
by warhammer23
Sun 30 Jul, 2017 09:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: It stopped ..downhill ?
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: It stopped ..downhill ?

Yes, sounds viable as well. :-?

I know the m44 has roller tappets.
Mine has 5w30 and always check my levels and it has plenty aka on the second line when cold.

After i finish work today will go for another try and see what happens.
by warhammer23
Sat 29 Jul, 2017 22:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: It stopped ..downhill ?
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: It stopped ..downhill ?

Will have a look at that as well still waiting for the rain to stop. Thank you.
by warhammer23
Sat 29 Jul, 2017 19:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: It stopped ..downhill ?
Replies: 5
Views: 550

It stopped ..downhill ?

"Interesting" one: After i get out of work, i have to drive on a downhill part which is very steep at around 100 meters long with 2 bends. Engine cold of course, in gear, and every time i start to break to stop at the intersection, i noticed that the idle hesitates a little and drops below normal. T...
by warhammer23
Sat 29 Jul, 2017 12:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: UFO in my car?
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: UFO in my car?

Ah yes. Near the ASC etc
Excellent. Thanks.
by warhammer23
Fri 28 Jul, 2017 17:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: UFO in my car?
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: UFO in my car?

I see. Makes sense now giving their location.

So if i cut them my car will self distruct ... ?
What if i hide them in under the dash or can they be completely removed without headaches?

Thank you.
by warhammer23
Fri 28 Jul, 2017 16:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: UFO in my car?
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: UFO in my car?

Thanks guys.
Yes, only using the keys.
The sound is coming inside the cabin.
by warhammer23
Fri 28 Jul, 2017 11:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: UFO in my car?
Replies: 9
Views: 771

UFO in my car?

Since i bought the car a year a go i can't figure out what these are ? One on each side. 1.Anybody has a clue? https://i.imgur.com/hbQMojV_d.webp?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=high http://imgur.com/Cgctq6G 2.To mention that i don't use the alarm (don't know how to check if it's off or not - i ha...
by warhammer23
Wed 14 Sep, 2016 11:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel spacers and some other questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1137

Re: Wheel spacers and some other questions

Yeah, that's what i thought as well. I have a new driveshaft on the right side. Will check those and if different lenght/part nr etc that should be it.

Now i have to wait until i get to the shop.
by warhammer23
Tue 13 Sep, 2016 17:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel spacers and some other questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1137

Re: Wheel spacers and some other questions

Hi again Mike. Yes of course, for now i want to focus to have the car in shape and not force it to find out that way if it has the lsd or not. From what i remember it should have a tag on the outside with the ratio nr and 'S' on it to pin point that it is the LSD present. This is what i know from th...
by warhammer23
Mon 12 Sep, 2016 17:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel spacers and some other questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1137

Re: Wheel spacers and some other questions

Went to AMS. All wheels - rims & tires identical. Offset ET 38 for the rims. The problem (they say) is with the right trailing arm; it's bent and it's missing that support bar that makes a triangle. hm .. started to wonder if it's a different (wrong) trailing arm fitted. Anyway, did my front wheel a...
by warhammer23
Sat 10 Sep, 2016 16:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel spacers and some other questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1137

Re: Wheel spacers and some other questions

Thank you for the input.
Yes, will investigate further.

Ah yes, will do that next time with the pictures :)
by warhammer23
Sat 10 Sep, 2016 09:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel spacers and some other questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1137

Re: Wheel spacers and some other questions

Got back from the car. So here are more angels what i mean. http://imgur.com/EpotbYJ http://imgur.com/uS3nmFo http://imgur.com/AIN0dTi http://imgur.com/h38lHiU Measured the rims. All seem to be 9.5". Am i doing this right? http://imgur.com/TdWt7Oc http://imgur.com/Kpqlgyh So 18" by 9.5. 5x120 bolt p...
by warhammer23
Sat 10 Sep, 2016 09:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel spacers and some other questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1137

Wheel spacers and some other questions

Hello again. For 2 years i loved my z3 1997 1.9. But now i wanted to upgrade for more grunt. Thus my new a 2.8 widebody, manual, also from 1997 even the same production month ! (May). http://imgur.com/tXicYE0 And if i may ask for some help: 1. What wheels are these ? They are 18" with 225/40/18 all ...
by warhammer23
Mon 13 Jul, 2015 18:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Excessive co2 content ? mot fail
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: Excessive co2 content ? mot fail

All sorted now. From what i understand i had a cracked crankcase canister and external damage to the cats. New cat, new canister, some random hoses and a fresh oil change. Gave it a blast on the highway just to be sure. Passed the mot with flying colors, the readings were perfect 0.13 % and 0.18 %. ...
by warhammer23
Thu 02 Jul, 2015 22:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Excessive co2 content ? mot fail
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: Excessive co2 content ? mot fail

Yeah... The cat self-destructed. Just my luck before the MOT. And as i reached the service today i could hear rumbling underneath the car. It was on its last breath. Ordered a new one and they will fit it tomorrow. Hopefully that would be it. Will come back again with news if i pass the mot - btw, a...
by warhammer23
Tue 30 Jun, 2015 23:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Excessive co2 content ? mot fail
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: Excessive co2 content ? mot fail

Exactly as i said on Thursday i booked another test and will know for sure if it's me or like in your case.
by warhammer23
Tue 30 Jun, 2015 21:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Excessive co2 content ? mot fail
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: Excessive co2 content ? mot fail

That's why i am surprised. No oil usage, no codes, no black, white or blue smoke, nothing. The engine idles nice and smooth, pulls very good, nothing shakes. Good gas milage stayed the same since i got it in January. Air filter is ok .. oil still looks good (not black) will change it as a preventive...
by warhammer23
Tue 30 Jun, 2015 20:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Excessive co2 content ? mot fail
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: Excessive co2 content ? mot fail

Yes i will try to check everything mentioned here what i can and the rest when i go to a full diagnostic check in 2 days because i want it sort it out. Thank you again and will come back with news.
by warhammer23
Tue 30 Jun, 2015 13:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Excessive co2 content ? mot fail
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Excessive co2 content ? mot fail

Hi there. My 1.9 from 1997 with 153k miles failed the MOT for "excessive co2 content at idle" and "2nd fast idle". The numbers are all over the place and it's weird because no codes, brand new CAT and o2 sensor from 2 years ago. These are the numbers: -fast idle - 7.44 % (0.30 % limit) -HC - 349 ppm...
by warhammer23
Sun 01 Feb, 2015 19:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Only 1 speaker out of 4 works.
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Only 1 speaker out of 4 works.

Thanks guys for all the info. I tried so far to test all the individual speakers with a battery. And surprise, they all work. Said i will investigate further and for now use it the way it is. Thing is i only listened only that song over an over, unlucky me. And then a new song comes along and everyt...
by warhammer23
Sat 31 Jan, 2015 15:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Only 1 speaker out of 4 works.
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Only 1 speaker out of 4 works.

I don't know much about audio systems. Regarding my Z3 1.9 from 1997. I counted 4 speakers and only the one behind the driver works. The same on all modes - radio, sd card so far. From what i searched, i should have an amplifier with the cd changer? I sold the cd changer don't need it - could this b...
by warhammer23
Thu 22 Jan, 2015 15:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cigarette lighter not working....
Replies: 11
Views: 2377

Re: Cigarette lighter not working....

Mine also works in only a certain position.
Will test it further to see if i can clean it.

ANd if i want a new one, are these good quality?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from= ... t&_sacat=0
by warhammer23
Wed 21 Jan, 2015 23:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: which oil?
Replies: 19
Views: 2486

Re: which oil?

Excellent.

Sir, you made my day.
Thank you. :cheers

I will get it and start some transfusions.
by warhammer23
Wed 21 Jan, 2015 22:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: which oil?
Replies: 19
Views: 2486

Re: which oil?

Yeah i guess, i will give it a try non the less, because it's exactly as you said, more frequent and i like to do it myself. Ok this one i presume - golf ball looks. http://www.mailspeedmarine.com/oil-extractor-pump-38535 If you had success whit your z3 1.9 m44, that's all i need to get going. Too b...
by warhammer23
Wed 21 Jan, 2015 22:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: which oil?
Replies: 19
Views: 2486

Re: which oil?

Ah yes with the pump via the dipstick. And it sucks everything ? May i ask what pump do you use so i can do it myself - in the nick of time i was just looking to buy ramps, tools from ebay etc. But you gave a more comfortable approach. Something like this? http://www.pvrdirect.co.uk/productinfo.aspx...
by warhammer23
Wed 21 Jan, 2015 20:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: which oil?
Replies: 19
Views: 2486

Re: which oil?

Perfect, so 5w40 it is and the Triple. (the exact one , the yellow one or the black jug ? Thank you. When i lived in Europe, i used for my E34 with M50 engine, a 10w40 Liqui Moly that i also changed very regularly (every 5-6K km) so i know what you mean. Here i plan to do the same, at least 2 times ...
by warhammer23
Wed 21 Jan, 2015 19:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: which oil?
Replies: 19
Views: 2486

Re: which oil?

Didn't want to start another oil thread. I own a Z3 with 1.9 M44 from 97 with 151k miles. What oil should i use? In an older receipt from the car it said full synth oil on a previous oil change but no other details. I presume it is at least 5W-xx. So any good brand 5W40 or 5W30 will suffice ? From c...
by warhammer23
Sun 18 Jan, 2015 14:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Trunck doesn't close
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Trunk doesn't close

Problem solved. It was the key lock hub bracket. It had so much crap inside of he mechanism, it won't retract 100% , and for just 1-2 mm being stuck , everything was blocked - that's why no manual override as well. Removed it, took it apart, cleaned and greased. Now it works perfectly. Very happy. h...
by warhammer23
Sat 17 Jan, 2015 14:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Some help with battery drain.
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: Some help with battery drain.

Hello.
Thanks for the input.
I will double check this sub amp.

Ia it the one that is on top of the cd changer ?
Or ..?
If so, i don't have it just the cd changer (which i also removed, don't need it and isolated the plugs with electrical tape just to extra piece of mind)

Thanks again.
by warhammer23
Fri 16 Jan, 2015 11:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Some help with battery drain.
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: Some help with battery drain.

It's been a few days, since the bulb removal it drained from 13.25 v very slowly like 0.03v a day, condescending it was still residual charge. At 12.7 6 V after what 5 days, i strarted the car. No problems. Run it for 5 mins. Today after 24 hours it only dropped from that to 12.7 5 V, so still resid...
by warhammer23
Wed 14 Jan, 2015 22:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Trunck doesn't close
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Trunck doesn't close

Ah my bad sorry.

Trunk / boot - i ment :)

I will look further.
Thank you.
by warhammer23
Wed 14 Jan, 2015 11:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Trunck doesn't close
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Trunck doesn't close

Hello. Just got a Z3 and i have this issue. I can't close the trunck with the central locking (locking manually via the driver's side) and not even if i use the key in the lock itself. Turn it both ways nothing happens and i am afraid to push it further and break because it is my only key for now. I...
by warhammer23
Mon 12 Jan, 2015 08:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Some help with battery drain.
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: Some help with battery drain.

Thanks a lot guys.

Yeah for now i will not start the car wait unti 12.72v so no more residue charge. I will be back in a few days with my results don't want to spam here every 12 hours :)

Thanks again.
by warhammer23
Sun 11 Jan, 2015 08:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Some help with battery drain.
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: Some help with battery drain.

Ok. Last day at 7 pm it had 13.08 v And i started it for 2 minutes. This morning at 7 am so that's 12 hours it had 13.05v. Considering i started it looks good. (plus what small charge the alternator did, maybe none fram what i know at least above 1.5k rpm it starts to do it properly). Am i wrong? 00...
by warhammer23
Sat 10 Jan, 2015 21:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Some help with battery drain.
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: Some help with battery drain.

Excellent and many thanks. My multimeter only supports 200 mA so i will get a more bigger / pro one if all else fails. So yeah you gave me a lot of new hints and will start the hunt. Thank you again. On a second read maybe the trunk could be? do you think because that the lock doesn't work on it i m...
by warhammer23
Sat 10 Jan, 2015 16:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Some help with battery drain.
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: Some help with battery drain.

So yeah it seams batteries have their own attitude.
Thank you also.

Anybody regarding the rest like alarm mot if i pull a fuse etc ?
Any experience doing such experiments?
I don't know how well connected the ecu is ews with the central locking and alarm for example.
by warhammer23
Sat 10 Jan, 2015 15:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Some help with battery drain.
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: Some help with battery drain.

Thanks. Yeah could be this i will rule the battery after i will measure its drain at every 24 hours to see exactly what it happenes. No alarm just locked by central locking and i removed the trunck bulb. And for reference what is a normal period until the battery goes dead. Let's say 2 weeks is a go...
by warhammer23
Sat 10 Jan, 2015 13:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Some help with battery drain.
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Some help with battery drain.

Hello. Finally i got a Z3. It's a 1.9 M44 black from 97 - VIN: LD80120 Some pictures first. http://i.imgur.com/GZSeYkg.jpg http://i.imgur.com/GlRwOFQ.jpg May i ask for some help and patience from you - kinda' long post. :) When i bought it all was good drove excellent and with a large service histor...
by warhammer23
Wed 30 Jul, 2014 16:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Automatic gearboxes realiability question on all Z3
Replies: 15
Views: 1929

Re: Automatic gearboxes realiability question on all Z3

Thanks a lot for the info and feedback guys.

Yes, also want a manual especially if i can get the straight 6s.

Wanted to cover every scenario so thanks again.
by warhammer23
Wed 30 Jul, 2014 09:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Automatic gearboxes realiability question on all Z3
Replies: 15
Views: 1929

Re: Automatic gearboxes realiability question on all Z3

I feel the same way regarding the manual.
Just curious about the auto's reliability from that period on them.
by warhammer23
Wed 30 Jul, 2014 02:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Automatic gearboxes realiability question on all Z3
Replies: 15
Views: 1929

Automatic gearboxes realiability question on all Z3

Hello. Looking to buy a Z3 and started to do my 'homework'. I'd only had manual bmw's and i'm curious how are the autos on the Z3s, just to cover all options/possibilities. Mainly interested in the 1.9 M44 and 2.8 M52 in my area & price range but open to all engines also the 2.0/2.2/3.0 So, any spec...
by warhammer23
Tue 20 May, 2014 11:55
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: notchy steering bmw z4 3.0 2004
Replies: 9
Views: 3750

Re: notchy steering bmw z4 3.0 2004

Hi. Also interested in the Z4 EPS problems. Is there a way to disable it if the worst happens, i mean just remove the fuse/relay etc and it will be just harder to steer but at least it will not intervene/make you overcompensate and make you crash. And has anyone done a Z4 M hydraulic PS conversion? ...
by warhammer23
Sun 16 Mar, 2014 16:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Beginner
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Z3 Beginner

My mistake. You are wright regarding the throttle cable. I presumed that Disa automaticaly implies digital acc pedal. Like the M54 engines. So yes 1.9, 2.0 and 2.8 have cable acc. And thier Disa is like the resonance flap from the E34 M5 but different scale. ------ Regarding ASC/DSC. ASC was standar...
by warhammer23
Sun 16 Mar, 2014 14:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Beginner
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Z3 Beginner

Thank you Mike again for the info.

Yes regular maintenance items on your engine, the same for my M50, so good to hear the M52s are also good, also with the disa.
by warhammer23
Sat 15 Mar, 2014 17:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Beginner
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Z3 Beginner

Perfect. I'm a detail freak so i like to know as much as i can. I did some digging on the bmw parts list. So this is what i've got regarding all RHD Z3s engines and production dates: L4s M43TU/B19 - 118 hp - from 09/98 - until 06/02 - via cable M44B19 - 140 hp - 07/95 - 04/99 - you said with Disa , ...
by warhammer23
Sat 15 Mar, 2014 10:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Beginner
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Z3 Beginner

Perfect. Thank you for the information.

1.So overall the M44 engine is good. Does it have a DISA on all z3 ?

2.Regarding the M52b28, are all via cable ? or only the single vanos ones?
by warhammer23
Sat 15 Mar, 2014 01:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Beginner
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Z3 Beginner

Good day. I'm interested in a Z3. Really like the car for a long time. I've got the BMW bug since my E34. Now it's time to get an upgrade. But of course i have some questions if i may ask for your help I like the e34 and its M50 engine because of simplicity, pure analog era. For me less is more. 1.I...