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by DanHolman
Sun 10 Sep, 2017 13:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Which exhaust?
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Which exhaust?

Hi All,

Has anyone bought a decent, bog standard after market rear exhaust section. Not the type that are so loud people think you own the fast and the furious box set and drag race round council estates for a hobby.
by DanHolman
Fri 11 Aug, 2017 12:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How do I remove a seized on starter motor?
Replies: 14
Views: 854

Re: How do I remove a seized on starter motor?

Success! I have successfully removed the starter motor from the BMW Z3 1.9L M44 4 cylinder engine without removing the manifold. I will write up in detail about the procedure soon. I'm off to buy a cigar! Thanks for all the input. Much appreciated. If anyone has any questions let me know. Persistenc...
by DanHolman
Fri 11 Aug, 2017 11:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How do I remove a seized on starter motor?
Replies: 14
Views: 854

Re: How do I remove a seized on starter motor?

Punching the pin requires taking out the manifold. I've tried freezing the pin. I can see it through the gap in the housing. So far no luck. I'm going to see if I can wind it out using a g clamp. I can see the rusty pin through the gap and I can gat a hacksaw on the pin through the gap. What do you ...
by DanHolman
Fri 11 Aug, 2017 08:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How do I remove a seized on starter motor?
Replies: 14
Views: 854

Re: How do I remove a seized on starter motor?

I'm Going to try freezing the pin with a compressed air dust off can. Hopefully this will shrink it enough to break the corrosion bond.
by DanHolman
Fri 11 Aug, 2017 08:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How do I remove a seized on starter motor?
Replies: 14
Views: 854

Re: How do I remove a seized on starter motor?

Is it just a free floating pin? I've seen a pic of someone punching it out from the front side after removing the manifold. Can it be punched out from either the front or rear side. And after you removed the pin did the motor assembly come away easily? There's a gap (0.6mm) around housing where the ...
by DanHolman
Thu 10 Aug, 2017 20:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How do I remove a seized on starter motor?
Replies: 14
Views: 854

How do I remove a seized on starter motor?

Hi all, I'm trying to avoid removing the inlet manifold etc.... in order to remove the starter motor. The bolts are out but the motor won't wiggle out. I've soaked the seam with WD over night. After two days, that has not worked. I think that the locator pin has corroded and seized it. There is a 0....
by DanHolman
Tue 25 Jul, 2017 19:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS fault unsolvable bricked car
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Re: ABS fault unsolvable bricked car

One years MOT. Job done.
by DanHolman
Tue 25 Jul, 2017 19:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS fault unsolvable bricked car
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Re: ABS fault unsolvable bricked car

Have you had to replace yours?
by DanHolman
Fri 21 Jul, 2017 16:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS fault unsolvable bricked car
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Re: ABS fault unsolvable bricked car

I've installed the new module and coded it. The lights are all gone! for now... Progman wouldn't initialize, then when it did, it would not let me choose the ASC module (might be to do with it being of a E46? However, the codes on the module where an exact match to my old one. I coded the module in ...
by DanHolman
Fri 07 Jul, 2017 10:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS fault unsolvable bricked car
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Re: ABS fault unsolvable bricked car

I will code the second module in DIS. If its solder joints it won't solve it. I have just bought a third module and I'm looking at the BBA Reman website.

£100 quid for the car? That's very generous.
by DanHolman
Thu 06 Jul, 2017 23:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS fault unsolvable bricked car
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Re: ABS fault unsolvable bricked car

You don't understand do you? The bill to repair the system at BMW is £1,900 Inc. labour.(If anyone doubts that I will post a picture of the estimate). That is not a sensible option. I will not be handing over my credit card. BMW Z3 S12 ENP 1998-2017 RIP Many thanks to all contributors that have help...
by DanHolman
Thu 06 Jul, 2017 21:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS fault unsolvable bricked car
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

ABS fault unsolvable bricked car

replaced module- This worked for 6 months. Light on dash back- 2 weeks till MOT. Removed pump motor cleaned stuck bush- bench tested and working fine- put back on car- light on dash goes out after 30 secs remains out for 20-30 minutes then comes back on. only thing I haven't does is code second modu...
by DanHolman
Tue 27 Jun, 2017 12:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Part identification
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Part identification

Yeah, I'll give it a go.
by DanHolman
Tue 27 Jun, 2017 10:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Part identification
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Part identification

It may budge. If it won't I'll need to cut. The car is 19 years old. It's non uncommon to have to cut them off.
by DanHolman
Tue 27 Jun, 2017 09:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Part identification
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Part identification

Hi all, I'm swapping out my pcv valve. To get proper access it looks like I'll need to disconnect the fat braided hose connected to the back of the intake manifold near the red dipstick handle. If It is seized on I will have to cut it. The part is on back order at BMW. Does anyone know what type of ...
by DanHolman
Tue 30 May, 2017 15:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic advice on non start
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Diagnostic advice on non start

yep
by DanHolman
Tue 30 May, 2017 14:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic advice on non start
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Diagnostic advice on non start

found it. TIS chapter 1241 Check power input, refer to Technical Data of pull-in and holding windings in solenoid switch. Check excitation winding, carbon-brush holder and open-coil armature winding for short circuit to earth. Check armature for shorted turns - use a standard test probe. Checking th...
by DanHolman
Tue 30 May, 2017 13:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic advice on non start
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Diagnostic advice on non start

Hi All, After running the DIS GT1 software; Diagnosis: starter motor. I got the following; See repair manual, <TIS> <FRU No. :1 2 4 1 ...> I went into TIS but can't see how to input the 1 2 4 1 code. Are there any Diagnostic experts out there that know how to use this code? I imagine its a reference...
by DanHolman
Fri 26 May, 2017 17:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Buying cam sensors, whats all the fuss about?
Replies: 14
Views: 1142

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

first of all, hello to cooper01 in Australia- no less,

Well, by a majority it seems that the expensive BMW OEM cam sensor has won the vote then.

As my first girlfriend used to say, 'You appreciate quality long after you've forgotten the cost!

Thanks all for the input.
by DanHolman
Fri 26 May, 2017 10:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Buying cam sensors, whats all the fuss about?
Replies: 14
Views: 1142

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

Inpa has given 112 phase sensor; value unplausible. The logic counter is at 40 meaning the fault is very recent. The pattern of the fault suggests it's definitely electrical; infrequent, frequent then almost dead is consistent with sensor failure I've seen it before on another car. I've been getting...
by DanHolman
Fri 26 May, 2017 09:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Buying cam sensors, whats all the fuss about?
Replies: 14
Views: 1142

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

I'm going with OEM.
by DanHolman
Fri 26 May, 2017 08:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Buying cam sensors, whats all the fuss about?
Replies: 14
Views: 1142

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

That is a convincing No. Darn I may be in for £130 then... I would just like to add; could the stories of aftermarket cam sensors woes be misleading? How do we know that people are buying them from a reputable motor factors like PMA or a Chinese knock off from eBay??? I sense I'm clutching at straws...
by DanHolman
Fri 26 May, 2017 08:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Buying cam sensors, whats all the fuss about?
Replies: 14
Views: 1142

Buying cam sensors, whats all the fuss about?

£130! That's the price for one genuine cam sensor from BMW, or a very reasonable £30 from my local reputable motor factors? I've got my friends dad telling me I'm an idiot to even consider laying out £130 for the oem one. Can I get a vote on it? Anyone successfully replaced theirs with one from a de...
by DanHolman
Wed 24 May, 2017 14:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Where is the fuel pump relay?
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: Where is the fuel pump relay?

That does tie in with my research. Will let you know.

Many thanks.
by DanHolman
Tue 23 May, 2017 21:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Where is the fuel pump relay?
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Where is the fuel pump relay?

Does anyone know where the mysterious fuel pump relay is on a 1998 1.9? and what colour is it?
by DanHolman
Sat 13 May, 2017 18:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4197

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

You could try resetting adaptions in INPA.
by DanHolman
Sat 13 May, 2017 18:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What power supply for diagnostics?
Replies: 10
Views: 931

Re: What power supply for diagnostics?

You've got it Pingu !!! That is exactly the idea I'm trying to get across; stable voltage when recoding/data transfer. This is the requirement BMW issue in their manual (will try to screen shot ). There is even a photo of the power supply they use. After reading the replies though, it seems possible...
by DanHolman
Sat 13 May, 2017 17:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How do you remove the undertray?
Replies: 12
Views: 1220

Re: How do you remove the undertray?

Got you. One query; I've just jacked up the car to take a look and it seems that the under tray is all one piece (2 big halves) that separate laterally by releasing two big bolts just forward of the wheels (plus the others of course all around the sides) . I hope I'm missing something. Is mine an ol...
by DanHolman
Sat 13 May, 2017 14:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How do you remove the undertray?
Replies: 12
Views: 1220

How do you remove the undertray?

Hi All,

How difficult is it to remove the under tray? Has anyone tried it? I'm replacing the fuel filter.
by DanHolman
Sat 13 May, 2017 11:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What power supply for diagnostics?
Replies: 10
Views: 931

Re: What power supply for diagnostics?

Its not Voltage that fries electronics its amps. The car will take voltage up to around 14-15v it seems (not that you would ever do that). When using progman for example it draws amps. If this draw discharges the battery enough (below the specified 13V) while coding is in progress, It causes problem...
by DanHolman
Fri 12 May, 2017 23:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What power supply for diagnostics?
Replies: 10
Views: 931

Re: What power supply for diagnostics?

As mentioned, I will be using progman and maybe DIS/TIS, part of the inpa package.
When using these diagnostic tools- especially when re programing it seems that a very steady external 13V supply must be used, as stated in the BMW manuals that have come with the software.
by DanHolman
Fri 12 May, 2017 21:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What power supply for diagnostics?
Replies: 10
Views: 931

What power supply for diagnostics?

Hi All, What level of power supply unit are people using for diagnostics? I'm looking on eBay; 0-30V with 0-10 amps seems to be the most common range. Are these Suitable? What level of amps do the diagnostics draw? I'm thinking of using progman to reset the ABS unit. There is a YouTube vid for refer...
by DanHolman
Thu 11 May, 2017 11:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fixtures for fuel filter replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: Fixtures for fuel filter replacement

Now I can buy the right parts before starting the job. Many thanks.

Much appreciated Bladerunner.
by DanHolman
Thu 11 May, 2017 10:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fixtures for fuel filter replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Fixtures for fuel filter replacement

Hi all, I'm going to attempt replacing my fuel filter (long overdue), and I want to replace the short lengths of hose either side that join the filter to the fuel line, because they have been on the car for 14 years...Does anyone know what diameter and type/rating fuel line I need? oh and what diame...
by DanHolman
Sat 29 Apr, 2017 20:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 central locking problems
Replies: 7
Views: 869

Re: Z3 central locking problems

doors out of sync - cant remember procedure- research on google.

Replace battery in key fob- research procedure
by DanHolman
Sat 29 Apr, 2017 20:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS fault?
Replies: 11
Views: 1333

Re: ABS fault?

Something obvious may have been overlooked- You say new sensors were fitted by the previous owner, do you know if they were genuine BMW OEM? or were they bought on ebay for £10 you know what I'm saying? This may be the source of your problems.
by DanHolman
Sat 29 Apr, 2017 19:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4197

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

Compression Leak/ air leak? ---un-metered air into the engine effectively causing an unbalance (via the mass air flow MAF sensor) in the computer system which can produce fast idle--- ---Did you use a new gasket set as recommended when the TB was reinstalled?--- Were the studs torqued to correct spe...
by DanHolman
Fri 09 Sep, 2016 21:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The impossible task of removing wiper arms
Replies: 14
Views: 2358

Re: The impossible task of removing wiper arms

Try to find the black puller on ebay its a bit more heavy duty. Put a pre load on the puller then pull the wiper arm up slightly as it has a spring in it which puts a load on the thread which you may need to release. I successfully replaced my wiper mech but- The problem Is the central nut- there is...
by DanHolman
Fri 09 Sep, 2016 21:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Best tyres to eliminate tramlining
Replies: 26
Views: 2899

Re: Best tyres to eliminate tramlining

Fit 4 new UniRoyal Rainsport 3 tyres. Use Event tyres.
by DanHolman
Tue 12 Jul, 2016 17:16
Forum: Performance
Topic: DID YOU KNOW....diff noise revelation!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2055

Re: DID YOU KNOW....diff noise revelation!!!

very interesting, Ill look into this.
by DanHolman
Tue 12 Jul, 2016 17:00
Forum: Performance
Topic: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?
Replies: 17
Views: 2546

Re: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?

shell VPower Nitro+. Used it for the last 6 Months noticeable difference in performance.
by DanHolman
Tue 12 Jul, 2016 16:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DIAGNOSTIC HELP NEEDD
Replies: 20
Views: 1800

Re: DIAGNOSTIC HELP NEEDD

I had the ABS/ASC lights on 2 weeks before my MOT. I fixed it in the following way. 1. Get local ATS Auto centre to run diagnostic- No result. Get BMW dealer diagnostic check showed fault with pump. £89.21. BMW dealer Quote for repair £crazy money. 2. wrote down exact part numbers from my ABS/ASC pu...