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by Cooper01
Mon 12 Jun, 2017 08:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rocker cover oil leak.
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: rocker cover oil leak.

Common issue. Buy a new gasket set and install. If you haven't done it before watch a few Youtube vids. It is easy.
by Cooper01
Mon 05 Jun, 2017 00:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant flushing
Replies: 16
Views: 1557

Re: Coolant flushing

Hi. Watch YouTube videos particularly Otto from Bavarian Auto. I am going to flush with an​ engine flush product in my coolant. Run with heater on highest setting no need for the fan to be on, then Drain. Then fill with tap water and run. Drain. Then run with distilled water, not any other type, and...
by Cooper01
Sun 04 Jun, 2017 08:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant flushing
Replies: 16
Views: 1557

Re: Coolant flushing

I have been reading up a lot about this as I suspect my heater matrix is a bit clogged. From my research I conclude:.... When you do the flush ensure that the heater is on the max setting to keep the matrix open fully. drain the radiator and coolant from the block, if you have a screw in there for d...
by Cooper01
Sat 03 Jun, 2017 13:22
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Coolant
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: Coolant

The new car service manual specifies that the coolant should be renewed after every 3 years for the ///M and 4 years for Z3. This is a notation in the Service 1 part of the book where it also states that the coolant level should be checked at service level 1. As preventative maintenance it is a good...
by Cooper01
Fri 02 Jun, 2017 09:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4368

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

You can get INPA and links to the cable suppliers here. I did that just weeks ago and have it up and running :) . Just down load all the software and instructions for free. It includes TIS. I am running it on Win10 64 through USB. https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2184573-The-Z3-Diag...
by Cooper01
Fri 26 May, 2017 12:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Buying cam sensors, whats all the fuss about?
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: Buying cam sensors, whats all the fuss about?

Hi, here in Australia we have a couple of supplier that sell OEM products [same manufacturer] but don't have the BMW stamp on them. These parts are same quality and usually 25-50% of the BMW stamped product. However, if you cannot verify the quality it is best to avoid the products as mentioned in s...
by Cooper01
Fri 26 May, 2017 08:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacement Key
Replies: 19
Views: 1497

Re: Replacement Key

You can't use the cheap keys from ebay as the transponder chip in the BMWs is slightly different [it wont start the car but will open the boot and doors only] if you want a whole new key that is. The programming he is talking about is probably for the remote central locking. You can search on the we...
by Cooper01
Mon 15 May, 2017 11:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seatbelt retraction.
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Re: Seatbelt retraction.

Today, just used one of those steam machines that you use on clothes and curtains and whatnot. I fully extracted the belt, smothered it with steam and quickly wiped it with a MF cloth. It retracts considerably better now :)
by Cooper01
Fri 12 May, 2017 13:19
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: How to Repair the S50B32 VANOS
Replies: 8
Views: 1404

Re: How to Repair the S50B32 VANOS

Great job! I am replacing the rocker cover gasket and thought I would replace the Vanos seals while I have it all apart anyway. Just waiting on the parts now. No other work will be done.
by Cooper01
Thu 20 Apr, 2017 11:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1652

Re: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue

Hey Vanne I just want to confirm......

You only had the intense vibration when accelerating hard right? I can go 150KPh with no issues, just hard acceleration with it happening at change of auto gears. Moderate acceleration with no issues.

Cheers,
by Cooper01
Thu 13 Apr, 2017 00:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1652

Re: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue

I had the same issue on my 3.0 when i bought it, turned out to be a rooted drive shaft. (after i bloody replaced the guybo, diff carrier and tranny and engine mounts.. Got one shipped from the US for 300 bucks, chucked it in, been good as gold since. :) Vanne, was there any visible deformation to t...
by Cooper01
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 11:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1652

Re: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue

Thanks. I am ordering the mounts first thing tomorrow!
by Cooper01
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 10:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1652

Re: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue

Thanks. I should probably change both of the transmission mounts and see what happens. I hope someone else had the same symptoms and solved it without a complete trans failure! Lol
by Cooper01
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 08:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1652

Re: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue

Thanks. I forgot to mention that the flex disc was changed in January this year. I spent 2 hours under the car on a lift today doing the mid shaft carrier bearing. I might have to resort to finding a dyno with a mechanic watching and assessing. Automatic transmission internals...... Well that is som...
by Cooper01
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 07:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1652

3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue

Hello fellow Zedders! I hope someone her can assist with this issue. :( I have a 2001 3.0i VIN LL33415. When I accelerate quite hard to heavy I get this repeated bad vibration / banging sound which seems to be where the auto transmission is. I can't seem to pinpoint which gear it is in or be consist...
by Cooper01
Wed 09 Sep, 2015 13:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Brushed aluminium centre console
Replies: 9
Views: 884

Re: Brushed aluminium centre console

Hi, if you cannot get the parts then you can laminate over existing surface you have, or even perhaps spraying it. I have considered spraying mine with Plastidip to change the colour just for kicks, and can peel it off if it gets damaged or I want to go back to original. Just a thought! cheers. If y...
by Cooper01
Wed 09 Sep, 2015 13:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dash Cams
Replies: 22
Views: 2350

Re: Dash Cams

hi peter, try looking for the loop function which will it allow to keep recording over the existing files. then it should never run out of sim space. i hope you have that function. cheers.
by Cooper01
Sat 22 Aug, 2015 13:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0i BMW Z3 Spark plugs
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: 3.0i BMW Z3 Spark plugs

Hi, I just replaced mine on the 2.2i. I got the platinum ones with the 4 arc points all went in just fine with no gap adjustment required. I cant remember the brand sorry but if you go to a supplier website and indicate your vehicle it will show you what you require. Hope this helps. Cooper
by Cooper01
Tue 18 Aug, 2015 12:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Can You Program a Second Hand Key?
Replies: 16
Views: 1500

Re: Can You Program a Second Hand Key?

Sorry Bladerunner, I got confused with his posts cause one mentioned his BCB was corroded! Looks like i need to get my eyes checked again lol.
by Cooper01
Mon 17 Aug, 2015 12:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Can You Program a Second Hand Key?
Replies: 16
Views: 1500

Re: Can You Program a Second Hand Key?

Hi, I looked into this myself. You cannot buy a cheap 3 button key from Ebay and program it to work starting the car. The reason is that there is a specific chipset in the BMW key. The key of course can be cut and it will open the doors and such but it wont start the car. You mentioned that the inte...
by Cooper01
Thu 23 Jul, 2015 12:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: water pump
Replies: 11
Views: 1212

Re: water pump

Someone above mentioned that he had issues removing the fan and took out the rad.

Not required to remove rad. Once you loosen the fan off unclip the fan shroud and move them both up and out together. Easy!

Cheers, Cooper
by Cooper01
Fri 17 Jul, 2015 10:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale
Replies: 35
Views: 4470

Re: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale

Phil wrote:Munich Legends know lots about Zeds.
Thought so, I was just teasing! :) I am just analy retentive on details like that.
by Cooper01
Fri 17 Jul, 2015 10:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale
Replies: 35
Views: 4470

Re: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale

suggestion to the owner - get them to remove the Transport Protection Package in the description. I believe that is just plastic over the panels and stuff like that from when it was new. It kinda shows that they don't know anything about Zeds. Just sayin' :)
by Cooper01
Fri 15 May, 2015 14:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE: AP Coilovers for BMW Z3 - SOLD
Replies: 11
Views: 1790

Re: FOR SALE: AP Coilovers for BMW Z3 - Price drop

HI, can these be used and maintain the current default height of the car? I don't want to lower height and increase the camber angle. I don;t know a whole lot about coilovers but I am up for new shocks and I should replace the springs as well - and at that price looks like a cheaper option than gett...
by Cooper01
Mon 23 Mar, 2015 08:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Repair damaged dash - clips?
Replies: 18
Views: 1553

Re: Repair damaged dash - clips?

Looks like the same stuff, kneed-able putty that sets rock hard that you can file into shape. Great for those deep scratches in wood prior to painting as well :)
by Cooper01
Tue 13 Jan, 2015 11:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Breaking Pre facelift 2.8 Z3 Roadster most parts available
Replies: 59
Views: 6419

Re: Breaking Pre facelift 2.8 Z3 Roadster most parts availab

HI James, thanks anyway as I would have the other parts bundled with the dash to keep the costs down. :(
I will keep looking about.
Cooper
by Cooper01
Tue 13 Jan, 2015 10:10
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Breaking Pre facelift 2.8 Z3 Roadster most parts available
Replies: 59
Views: 6419

Re: Breaking Pre facelift 2.8 Z3 Roadster most parts availab

I am after the zigzag style radiator return tube which is black an 8mm diameter - if the 2.8 has the same as my 2.2 VIN LL73078. I am also after the passenger [left] side part of the dash including the airbag cover and air vent on the left side of the dash. I assume the dash is black and the leather...
by Cooper01
Mon 22 Dec, 2014 08:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Filler-cap problem...
Replies: 12
Views: 2095

Re: Filler-cap problem...

Have a look under the boot carpet {RHS} and ensure that the electrical connection is connected. When I bought my car someone had disconnected it, now it is working. Two months later another forum member had exactly the same problem and solution!

let us know how you progress.

Cooper
by Cooper01
Fri 05 Dec, 2014 09:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fan heater bulb part No?
Replies: 7
Views: 916

Re: Fan heater bulb part No?

I just pulled mine out [just the bulb] and replaced it with a 50 cent replacement. Looks kind of like a Christmas tree light bulb. No need to drill and solder and all that crap. :)
by Cooper01
Fri 05 Dec, 2014 09:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Interior Light
Replies: 8
Views: 1688

Re: Z3 Interior Light

I did my footwell strip LED lighting at $2 each side. I changed the Festoon interior light for an LED one which is very crisp and bright and uses a fraction of the power and no heat! :)
by Cooper01
Tue 02 Dec, 2014 12:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220328

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Installed a set of green LED strips in the foot wells, wired to the centre light so what the light does the foot well lights do. Came up a treat :)

Next thing will be to wire up the green LED strip to the plastic wind blocker so it glows around the edges and in the etched Z3 behind each headrest.
by Cooper01
Tue 02 Dec, 2014 08:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ........so are we breaking the law??
Replies: 20
Views: 2122

Re: ........so are we breaking the law??

Just wait until there is an accident and insurance gets involved, this might be the beginning of a nightmare. They might see it as an unauthorized modification????
by Cooper01
Wed 26 Nov, 2014 10:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheap OEM badges
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: Cheap OEM badges

I just got a quote from my dealer. He pays about 75 per badge and can sell to me for 80. I bet you can get them cheaper from a dealer in England.
by Cooper01
Tue 25 Nov, 2014 07:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheap OEM badges
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: Cheap OEM badges

I am looking for a full set of blue/white Carbon Fibre emblems. If someone knows a great place to get them please advise me. I want:

1 x front 82mm
1 x rear 82mm
2 x gills 78mm
1 x steering wheel 45mm stick on
4 x wheels 58mm stick on for wheel style 64.

Thanks.
by Cooper01
Tue 11 Nov, 2014 13:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water in foot-well – the cure.
Replies: 16
Views: 4717

Re: Water in foot-well – the cure.

Excellent write up. Thanks.
by Cooper01
Mon 10 Nov, 2014 11:10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: z3 2.2ltr 2001
Replies: 10
Views: 2605

Re: z3 2.2ltr 2001

i have one as well, in oxford green 2
by Cooper01
Wed 29 Oct, 2014 10:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: When to wax?
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: When to wax?

Hi, best to ask the question of the painter. I am not sure about 'polishing' a new paint job as this action actually removes some of the paint to get it to shine which may be unnecessary. Be careful when buying a polish. Waxing is another story and applies a protective layer on top of the paint. The...
by Cooper01
Thu 23 Oct, 2014 13:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: steering
Replies: 17
Views: 3028

Re: steering

Jump into another Zed along the same road and speed and see if there is any difference. My money is on that you are just not used to it, but I could be wrong. Cooper
by Cooper01
Tue 21 Oct, 2014 11:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SALE: 2001 2.2i Auto green AUSTRALIA
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: SALE: 2001 2.2i Auto green AUSTRALIA

I am buying an M so I will be here for a long time.!
by Cooper01
Tue 21 Oct, 2014 10:51
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SALE: 2001 2.2i Auto green AUSTRALIA
Replies: 3
Views: 596

SALE: 2001 2.2i Auto green AUSTRALIA

Hi, I am selling my 2.2i so if anyone is interested you can get some more information from here. It is going for AUD18,750 ono. I live in Tasmania Australia.
I have added the magnetic stone guards and wind deflector as well.

http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/grcoo ... Zed%20Sale

Thanks.
by Cooper01
Fri 10 Oct, 2014 11:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lights behind heater controls
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Re: Lights behind heater controls

Hi, don't bother trying to pry off those screw caps cause you might scratch your trim, just jab them with the pointed screwdriver and screw the screws out, then remove the caps. You can re-use the caps or just chuck them out. Southernboy replaced his screws with some hex-head screws which he says lo...
by Cooper01
Thu 09 Oct, 2014 11:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: cat removal
Replies: 11
Views: 1464

Re: cat removal

Haha Z3 Mark.

I think a straight through twin barrel will get rid of your cat. Sorry, silencers are not made for shotguns. ;)
by Cooper01
Mon 06 Oct, 2014 13:50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 100% clear windscreen
Replies: 17
Views: 1504

Re: 100% clear windscreen

In Tasmania we have no stickers anywhere. You pay your registration and drive off. The trouble comes when you borrow a friends car and it is out of registration - you can get done by the police as it is the driver's responsibility to make sure a car is registered. Bottom line, try not to borrow anyo...
by Cooper01
Mon 06 Oct, 2014 09:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Black Kidneys
Replies: 37
Views: 5963

Re: Black Kidneys

The thick upper section of the kidneys look horrible {IMHO} in any colour. This is what they remind me of:

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by Cooper01
Fri 03 Oct, 2014 11:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Remove Oil Pan huge job?
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Remove Oil Pan huge job?

I have a very small oil leak and I suspect it is from the oil pan, but will try to confirm yet again - it gets a bit messy under there! I thought it was power steering fluid at first and tidied all that up [was leaking under the reservoir], wasn't a hard job at all. Has anyone removed their oil pan ...
by Cooper01
Tue 30 Sep, 2014 12:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tank range
Replies: 41
Views: 4568

Re: Tank range

You are correct as everything here is almost perfect. Every day is perfect just some days are more perfect than others.
All the convicts did the hard work a long time ago leaving us with nothing much left to do except enjoy life! :D
by Cooper01
Tue 30 Sep, 2014 10:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tank range
Replies: 41
Views: 4568

Re: Tank range

You may find this helpful. This is real stats not the trip computer.

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by Cooper01
Mon 29 Sep, 2014 14:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tank range
Replies: 41
Views: 4568

Re: Tank range

do not trust the on-board computer - you must brim the tank, take her for a run and note the distance, and brim it again a,d do the calculations!
by Cooper01
Mon 29 Sep, 2014 14:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: A brief warning
Replies: 7
Views: 891

Re: A brief warning

Great story. Bet the wife is mad she didn't get the chance to make rabbit stew for ya! Cooper