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by Lancsbob
Mon 01 Jan, 2018 17:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Valuation Required on 2.2 Sport
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Valuation Required on 2.2 Sport

Thank you both for your help.

That gives me an idea of a starting point if i advertise it.

Cheers Bob
by Lancsbob
Mon 01 Jan, 2018 16:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Valuation Required on 2.2 Sport
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Valuation Required on 2.2 Sport

Hi I have been thinking i may sell my "Estoril Blue 2002 Z3 2.2 Sport Manual" in the Spring & want some sort of idea as to what i should ask for it. Its 69K mls & in pretty good condition but no show car. It would benifit from a new hood as its still got its original but not leaking & maybe a wheel ...
by Lancsbob
Tue 19 Dec, 2017 07:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Halfords Aftermarket Radio
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Halfords Aftermarket Radio

So i went to Halfords & they wouldn't touch it,said it was too complicated & required extra work to the wiring which they wont touch. Am waiting for a quote from a profesional hifi fitter but he's saying all the speakers will need re-wiring so i think his quote will be very large. Peter did you do a...
by Lancsbob
Wed 13 Dec, 2017 19:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Halfords Aftermarket Radio
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Halfords Aftermarket Radio

I have just removed the amp & cd changer & left it IE no radio working. Iv'e just now after a couple of years decided to give myself a Christmas present & have an after market radio/cd fitted & don't want to do it myself but am sure its not just connect/fit & go. Halfords has told me it needs a harn...
by Lancsbob
Wed 13 Dec, 2017 14:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Halfords Aftermarket Radio
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Halfords Aftermarket Radio

Hi Am going to get Halfords to fit an aftermarket radio in my 2002 Z3 2.2 & their site says it just needs a converter harness at back of radio but i have removed the amp & multi changer from the boot to give extra space leaving unconnected wires, will they need to do any extra work to get new radio ...
by Lancsbob
Wed 31 May, 2017 17:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window won't go up in one go.
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: Window won't go up in one go.

Is now working after playing around with switch up & down
stopping & starting but don't know what iv'e done.... :?

Thanks Bob
by Lancsbob
Wed 31 May, 2017 15:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window won't go up in one go.
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Window won't go up in one go.

After disconnecting battery to repair my seat my
drivers side window will only go up in stages the
fast up has stopped working, down is OK. Is there a sequence
on the switch to change mode or is it a fault.

Cheers Bob
by Lancsbob
Wed 17 May, 2017 15:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ignition controlled accessory.
Replies: 4
Views: 628

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
by Lancsbob
Wed 17 May, 2017 11:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ignition controlled accessory.
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Ignition controlled accessory.

Where's the easiest point to connect for an ignition controlled accessory? (Dash Cam)

Cheers Bob
by Lancsbob
Tue 24 Jan, 2017 17:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Best tyres to eliminate tramlining
Replies: 26
Views: 3149

Re: Best tyres to eliminate tramlining

Had a lot of trouble sourcing ZV5's been told Avon have stopped making them
& replaced them with ZV7's so if your after any get them fast...

Yes they stopped my tramlining, will be intesting to see if it returns when the get a bit worn.

Bob
by Lancsbob
Sat 14 Jan, 2017 08:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dual Mass Clutch Failure "Symptoms"
Replies: 10
Views: 1496

Re: Dual Mass Clutch Failure "Symptoms"

Well, now that i have looked into how these work do the springs have to take the full torsional load? How much are the springs supposed to compress as the sound i here i think is the springs springing back at every gear change, is this normal or a sign of them weakening? Should it be dampened in som...
by Lancsbob
Fri 13 Jan, 2017 15:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cost of replacement Dual Mass flywheel?
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Cost of replacement Dual Mass flywheel?

Hi Well had my transmission backlash sound looked at & was told all visible connections/bearings/bushes/uj's are OK so it must be foreward of the gearbox output shaft probably meaning the flywheel/clutch, can't see it being the gearbox itself. Can live with it as it is but it may deteriorate so am w...
by Lancsbob
Sun 08 Jan, 2017 12:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dual Mass Clutch Failure "Symptoms"
Replies: 10
Views: 1496

Re: Dual Mass Clutch Failure "Symptoms"

"Hmm, does a Z3 have a dual mass flywheel? "

Yes i think so, the last generation Z3's had them. IE 2.2 & 3.0

Bob
by Lancsbob
Sat 07 Jan, 2017 22:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dual Mass Clutch Failure "Symptoms"
Replies: 10
Views: 1496

Dual Mass Clutch Failure "Symptoms"

What are the tell tale symptoms of a dual mass flywheel starting to fail?
2002 Z3 2.2 66000mls
Bob
by Lancsbob
Mon 14 Nov, 2016 15:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic hardware
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Diagnostic hardware

I have the BC Cables version. It was a pig to load into my laptop. Windows 7. Z3 not listed in menu. Use 3 series but a warning comes up saying it may not be compatible & it may not work. Was very helpful sorting out my brake sensor problems & engine fault codes. I'm not very computer literate so ot...
by Lancsbob
Sat 05 Nov, 2016 07:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA Help Part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: INPA Help Part 2

Yes I believe the all green section on the left is live sensor input which is why it responded to you shaking the sensor around. The right hand side is showing where the sensor is centred in the control unit memory so this would only change when the sensor is successfully calibrated. The sensor pro...
by Lancsbob
Fri 04 Nov, 2016 14:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA Help Part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: INPA Help Part 2

From the INPA screen it looks like the lateral acceleration sensor has an offset outside BMW's limits. This is to measure cornering acceleration (g) and is nothing to do with going faster or slower so tilting fore and aft will not make any difference to it. I suspect that it is some kind of capacit...
by Lancsbob
Thu 03 Nov, 2016 20:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA Help Part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: INPA Help Part 2

Have you tried tilting it? If it's difficult to remove, jack the car up on one side to see what happens. Its pretty easy to remove (I cut the carpet :wink: ) If i tilt it for & aft as its the acceleration sensor & bolted to the side should that move the pointer? If it does do you suggest elongating...
by Lancsbob
Thu 03 Nov, 2016 16:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA Help Part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 662

INPA Help Part 2

Hi After all of 2 weeks my DSC lights have reappeared this time its the acceleration sensor which was looking iffy all along as the meter showed it off zero so i replaced it. It wasn't showing any faults but changed it anyway. http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss238/lancsbob/INPA%20%20%20%20DSC%20F...
by Lancsbob
Thu 27 Oct, 2016 13:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

Re: INPA Help

Thanks to Robert T's interpretation from German have now sorted my DSC light problem. Probably didn't need an exceleration sensor which cost me £80 just a LH Front Pulse sensor. For anyone who has a DSC fitted car these sensors are pretty unique to these cars & the only other model that i can find w...
by Lancsbob
Mon 24 Oct, 2016 12:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

Re: INPA Help

Hi Bob, Quick translation of the error for you: SD93 Drehzahlfuehler vorne links Anfahrerkennung v_vergleich Roughly translates as: SD93 Speed sensor front left Start-up detection v_Comparison Which implies there is a problem with the sensor on the front left wheel. This will be what is causing the...
by Lancsbob
Mon 24 Oct, 2016 11:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

Re: INPA Help

Thanks Robert. I tried again & found http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss238/lancsbob/INPA%20%20%20%20DSC%20Fault%20011.jpg and did http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss238/lancsbob/INPA%20%20%20%20DSC%20Fault%20013.jpg but didn't do anything. Now looking at the left column the pointer is twitching...
by Lancsbob
Sun 23 Oct, 2016 22:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

Re: INPA Help

There is an option in INPA that allows you to reset/calibrate the sensor, the car needs to be on a flat surface to do this. Have a look around the program near to where you were to get the readings shown above. The reset takes a few seconds to do. I was shown a way to do it using "Tool32" but i got...
by Lancsbob
Sun 23 Oct, 2016 17:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

Re: INPA Help

Been told i need to calibrate the sensor.
Anyone done this?

Bob
by Lancsbob
Sat 22 Oct, 2016 15:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

INPA Help

Hi Been trying to sort out my DSC fault lights. Checked on INPA & replaced what i thought was the faulty sensor shown on screen. I replaced Acceleration Sensor ( 27146781405) but INPA doesn't seem to have changed. Iv'e cleared the lights but not been able to take car out for a spin to see if they wi...
by Lancsbob
Sun 28 Aug, 2016 18:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel Nuts Upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 1568

Re: Wheel Nuts Upgrade?

colb wrote:Agree, plastic chrome nut covers from ebay, had mine on for over 3 years, never lost any and looks ok.
Are they a standard size, fits all?

Bob
by Lancsbob
Sun 28 Aug, 2016 16:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel Nuts Upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 1568

Re: Wheel Nuts Upgrade?

Fender2004 wrote:You can buy chrome looking wheel nut covers but they are made from plastic.
I've had mine several years now and they have never come off, and makes the wheel nut look nice.
Have a look on eBay that's where I got mine.
Arn't they a pain to remove when you need to take the wheel off?

Bob
by Lancsbob
Sun 28 Aug, 2016 16:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel Nuts Upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 1568

Wheel Nuts Upgrade?

Looking at my Sports Wheels & thought the wheel nuts look pretty awful
& wonder if anyone out there knows of an improvement. Looked on Ebay
& found some bright looking ones but are there any better ones?

Cheers Bob
by Lancsbob
Sun 10 Jul, 2016 15:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2 Sport Illuminated Gear knob top
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: Z3 2.2 Sport Illuminated Gear knob top

Hi There Can you buy a replacement transparent cover at the top of the gear knob which has the gears on it and illuminates when the lights are on. Mine came off and has gone missing. The gear Knob has been glued on by a previous owner so not easy to get off hence question about replacing this part ...
by Lancsbob
Wed 06 Jul, 2016 13:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Limited Slip Diff Observation
Replies: 19
Views: 2025

Re: Limited Slip Diff Observation

Southernboy wrote:http://websworld.org/marcel/ta23/diff.html

Click the link and read... :wink:

Excellent.
You learn something every day....

Cheers Bob
by Lancsbob
Tue 05 Jul, 2016 22:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Limited Slip Diff Observation
Replies: 19
Views: 2025

Re: Limited Slip Diff Observation

Just checked build spec & it turns out i have
option 209 LSD 25% but you say that there isn't a way to
check if its working.
Is it electronicly controlled?

Bob
by Lancsbob
Tue 05 Jul, 2016 17:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Limited Slip Diff Observation
Replies: 19
Views: 2025

Re: Limited Slip Diff Observation

I may be wrong but i was lead to believe that the 2.2 Sport had LSD as standard also was told to check with one wheel off the ground. Where there 2 types of LSD fitted? If this is incorrect would like to know how to check it. Does anyone bother doing so? Glad to be put straight on these matters as i...
by Lancsbob
Tue 05 Jul, 2016 08:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Limited Slip Diff Observation
Replies: 19
Views: 2025

Limited Slip Diff Observation

Whilst looking for my transmission clunk i checked out my LSD & found it no longer works (64k miles)& am wondering how many Z3s that are fitted with LSDs are actually still working. They're all getting on now so i reckon that 90% must have needed rebuilding, how many of us would go to the trouble/ex...
by Lancsbob
Tue 05 Jul, 2016 07:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diff Rubber Mount
Replies: 16
Views: 1668

Re: Diff Rubber Mount

Thanks all for your input, have now ordered a OEM bush. Everone has their own
opinions on these matters same as the tramlining problem which i still have,
whatever works for you i suppose.

Cheers Bob
by Lancsbob
Sun 03 Jul, 2016 18:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diff Rubber Mount
Replies: 16
Views: 1668

Re: Diff Rubber Mount

Axelf wrote:Yes looks a bit like mine , I am changing mine to polyflex this week
I worry that polyflex may trasfere too much stress to the boot floor resulting
in the dreaded spot weld/mount failure. :?

Do you have to remove the diff to replace mounting?

Bob
by Lancsbob
Sun 03 Jul, 2016 14:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diff Rubber Mount
Replies: 16
Views: 1668

Diff Rubber Mount

Been investigating the clunk noise when changing gear. Does this diff mounting look collapsed or is it just the weight of diff compressing it. Difficult to get a decent picture lying on my back. http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss238/lancsbob/Diff%20Mounts%20003.jpg http://i579.photobucket.com/alb...
by Lancsbob
Thu 30 Jun, 2016 16:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Flywheel Worry
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Flywheel Worry

Am on holiday atm & doing a lot of single track roads so using low gears and changing regularly. Have noticed from 1st to 2nd & 2nd to 3rd there seems to be a lot of transmission noise like taking up backlash when i press in clutch also pretty bad using reverse, the noise only happens when i press t...
by Lancsbob
Wed 15 Jun, 2016 22:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 engine cutting out.
Replies: 11
Views: 1287

Re: Z3 engine cutting out.

Check battery terminals are clean & tight.
by Lancsbob
Sat 04 Jun, 2016 08:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fitting aftermarket radio.
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Re: Fitting aftermarket radio.

Hi
I havn't actually bought anything just wondering how difficult
it was to fit a replacement radio after removing original.
As far as i know its just a multipin plug connecting radio
but that just routes to the boot which is now disconnected.
If its too technical i can live without it.

Cheers Bob
by Lancsbob
Fri 03 Jun, 2016 21:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fitting aftermarket radio.
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Fitting aftermarket radio.

As i have removed the 6 cd changer which includes the amp to
get extra space in boot so as to render the original radio
not working how would i connect up an aftermarket radio
as all the connections are in the boot.
Am keeping all the original radio/fittings for when i sell car.

Cheers Bob
by Lancsbob
Sun 08 May, 2016 07:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Removing CD changer
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: Removing CD changer

I found it a pain getting it through the carpet otherwise easy. It's nice to get a replacement (non CD changer) carpet to replace the one thats moulded for the changer. I got mine from " Spurs fan in a coupe" Don't forget if you're still using the original radio you wont be able to use it as your al...
by Lancsbob
Fri 22 Apr, 2016 18:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine Breakdowns?
Replies: 19
Views: 1933

Re: Engine Breakdowns?

Camshaft sensor stopped mine and I had to limp it off a busy main road. And they aren't that long in the tooth - my sprite has 40 years on the zed. Cheers R. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk Funnily enough i changed a camshaft sensor soon after buying mine after checking with a diagnostic tool ...
by Lancsbob
Fri 22 Apr, 2016 10:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine Breakdowns?
Replies: 19
Views: 1933

Engine Breakdowns?

Hi Just an idle thought, has anyone had an engine breakdown/failure whilst out on a run & ifso what was the cause. As these engines are supposed to be so reliable am wondering if this ever happens. Might give people ideas what to check for as these cars are now getting a bit long in the tooth. Mine ...
by Lancsbob
Mon 18 Apr, 2016 10:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Starting to get there (then bang...)
Replies: 15
Views: 1621

Re: Starting to get there (then bang...)

Didn't think you could re-use a bonded in windscreen, can't see
you removing the good one without damage & then cleaning
all the adhesive off. Be suprised if you manage it or get
anyone to do it.

Bob
by Lancsbob
Tue 12 Apr, 2016 08:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Hardtop 'C' spanner.
Replies: 18
Views: 1296

Re: Z3 Hardtop 'C' spanner.

When i post images i always make sure their is at least 1 line space
between each one & any writing. IE

Image

Image

Writing.

Bob
by Lancsbob
Fri 08 Apr, 2016 20:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What Engine Type/No. is a 2002 2.2 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 450

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

:D Cheers...!

Bob
by Lancsbob
Fri 08 Apr, 2016 19:56
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: spurs fan in a coupe recommended
Replies: 2
Views: 360

spurs fan in a coupe recommended

Just received parts from Spurs Fan 2 days after ordering, great condition & price. :D

Cheers Bob
by Lancsbob
Fri 08 Apr, 2016 19:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What Engine Type/No. is a 2002 2.2 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 450

What Engine Type/No. is a 2002 2.2 ?

Am trying to use my INPA & can't get it to recognise an engine type/number.
Can anyone tell me what type is a 2002 2.2 6 cyl engine.

Cheers Bob
by Lancsbob
Wed 06 Apr, 2016 17:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seats / backache
Replies: 19
Views: 2246

Re: Seats / backache

As soon as i got my Z3 i had back problems but since using a 10" x 8" cushion
placed at bottom back its now cured. It seams that there is a void right at
the bottom that doesn't support your back. It maybe that the cushion's sagged
with age (or maybe its me (64))

Bob
by Lancsbob
Tue 05 Apr, 2016 14:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rocker cover cleaning.
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Rocker cover cleaning.

As i'm old school i used to always remove rocker cover when i changed the oil to give it a good clean. As my car has always been garage serviced by previous owners & its 14 years old i bet the cover has never been off. Is it a difficult/pain in the ass job to do as its looking a bit grotty looking t...