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by zedzedthree
Sat 06 Jan, 2018 23:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bloody Alarm!
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Bloody Alarm!

Thanks for the useful extra alarm information. Seems like my car only ever had the microwave alarm module from new ( known car from original day of sale) no blank etc where ultrasonic may have been deleted from my console-my experience has always been that these systems rely on a certain spacing bet...
by zedzedthree
Sat 06 Jan, 2018 20:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bloody Alarm!
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Bloody Alarm!

That carnage is typical of the boot loom due to poor original design that attempts to fold the wire.When I repaired my boot loom I cut the damaged section out and remade it using waterproof multi-way automotive connectors and recased the wiring in corrugated flexi conduit. This alone may account for...
by zedzedthree
Sat 06 Jan, 2018 15:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bloody Alarm!
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Bloody Alarm!

Intended to say: bonnet switch is connected in parallel with radio switch. Should be easy fix in any case,just be systematic. The only false triggering of the internal microwave alarm has been as result of radio frequency transmission in near vicinity of vehicle,often FM modulated so this is last se...
by zedzedthree
Sat 06 Jan, 2018 01:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bloody Alarm!
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Bloody Alarm!

If the radio switch is cable tied closed it can simply be removed (and kept somewhere safe) and the alarm will no longer look at it,the bonnet switch is wired in parallel with the bonnet switch thus a fault on either will trigger the alarm. You can easily pull the plug from the bonnet switch to see ...
by zedzedthree
Sun 31 Dec, 2017 00:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Broken suspension springs ??
Replies: 19
Views: 1074

Re: Broken suspension springs ??

My daughter's Renault passed its MOT with no advisories a month ago,test station used one of the dynamic shake & bump type gadgets-2 weeks later has a broken front spring so a new OEM pair fitted pronto,the so called plastic coating was laughable and almost see through at the end coils. Whilst we di...
by zedzedthree
Thu 28 Dec, 2017 22:35
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED!!!!!! 1.9 engine
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: WANTED!!!!!! 1.9 engine

A fail safe check would be to look at Google images of the M43B19TU engine and match what you have under the bonnet,the earlier M44 16 valve engine looks very different from above. Recently there were a fair number of the later 1.9 8 valve engines for sensible money in W.Mids dismantlers,they were a...
by zedzedthree
Fri 22 Dec, 2017 18:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED!!!!!! 1.9 engine
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: WANTED!!!!!! 1.9 engine M44

Expect you have the O rings and gasket ready to fit to the replacement engine prior to fitting? they really are an easy job especially with manifolds,alternator and belt tensioner removed.Did just the job on mine a couple of months back,first noticed leak in August and a month later was leaking prof...
by zedzedthree
Fri 22 Dec, 2017 18:03
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOB (brick type)
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: FOB (brick type)

My Z3 has the later style key,however,my son had a couple of compacts (316i) in the past and if I remember correctly,the earlier 97/98 model had the same brick style fob.Possibly a search on ebay would locate one?

Seasons greetings
by zedzedthree
Fri 01 Dec, 2017 11:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Broken suspension springs ??
Replies: 19
Views: 1074

Re: Broken suspension springs ??

An interesting observation on LR Defender springs Vs Z3,have known quite a few LR variant ( Range Rover/Discovery) owners who also had no broken springs. The Z3 was launched and equipped with progressive OEM springs with relatively small diameter coil ends as US pre sales testing found a buyer prefe...
by zedzedthree
Mon 27 Nov, 2017 12:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Broken suspension springs ??
Replies: 19
Views: 1074

Re: Broken suspension springs ??

When my OSR spring (the first failure) was picked up at MOT,the tester was taken aback when I thanked him.There was no obvious settling,car drove alright and being winter,my driving was proportionate and no fast corners etc. I did not suggest that Dinitrol was a sure fire solution to prevent a recur...
by zedzedthree
Sat 25 Nov, 2017 16:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Broken suspension springs ??
Replies: 19
Views: 1074

Re: Broken suspension springs ??

Bit more to this than simply road conditions. Springs should be changed in pairs,I have experienced fractured springs at both ends of my Z3 in 9 years, so car has now had 4 springs fitted. Why anybody would fit single replacement springs is beyond me! Why would a car be on its last original spring u...
by zedzedthree
Tue 07 Nov, 2017 15:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oring in Water Hose
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Oring in Water Hose

My advice-order the hose complete now-if still available new.I decided at 18 years it is time to replace all my hoses as preventative measure and found that although the Rad hoses and 2 other smaller ones were available,2 at rear of engine to heater were not listed and furthermore several other deal...
by zedzedthree
Thu 21 Sep, 2017 11:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre
Replies: 69
Views: 6107

Re: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre

Not wishing to stray away from pinking and knock sensors etc,bikes have been badly affected,my son's Kawasaki tank leaked and his friend had leaks everywhere on a suzuki, brit classics such as TR6 and jaguars also fared badly owing to this, to mention just two makes. On bikes as you found,plastic ta...
by zedzedthree
Thu 21 Sep, 2017 01:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre
Replies: 69
Views: 6107

Re: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre

Yes,I am finding all this lowering of hydrocarbon content in fuel a bit curious,don't get me wrong-I am all for the planet and want to do my share to mitigate atmospheric pollution.The motorcyclists and classic owners are tearing hair out as fuel systems collapse since Ethanol introduction. Handsome...
by zedzedthree
Wed 20 Sep, 2017 22:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre
Replies: 69
Views: 6107

Re: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre

Just back from Texaco where they have reduced down to just one 97 super plus pump,expect they all have them. Can't comment on Tiverton but was in Croyde in August and bought superplus on the Braunton road without problem. You shouldn't have a problem from forecourts selling the brands discussed. You...
by zedzedthree
Wed 20 Sep, 2017 21:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre
Replies: 69
Views: 6107

Re: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre

Sorry for the double post,problem is,it is doubtful that BMW ever expected their engines to have no choice but to run on today's dire and highly varying fuel so possibly even when fully retarded,the spark is still lighting up the mixture early. Another thought,I had my head refaced when changing the...
by zedzedthree
Wed 20 Sep, 2017 17:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre
Replies: 69
Views: 6107

Re: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre

Just found post 15 mention of fuel used is 97-have you tried all brands?
Not convinced this is Piezo knock sensors or glowing carbon deposits.
by zedzedthree
Wed 20 Sep, 2017 17:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre
Replies: 69
Views: 6107

Re: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre

Just found post 15 mention of fuel used is 97-have you tried all brands?
Not convinced this is Piezo knock sensors or glowing carbon deposits.
by zedzedthree
Wed 20 Sep, 2017 17:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre
Replies: 69
Views: 6107

Re: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre

What brand/octane rating fuel are you running? My previous z3 was fussy about fuel and,like my present one is only happy on super plus 97 rated fuel. The last car would pink for one or two firing strokes before the knock sensors picked it up and the ECU would retard the ignition map which would alwa...
by zedzedthree
Fri 15 Sep, 2017 20:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: where is the sensor that reads vacuum ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1498

Re: where is the sensor that reads vacuum ?

Thanks for the link,not used on all engine variant z3 models it would seem. Don't recall it ever having been mentioned on the forum before.
by zedzedthree
Wed 13 Sep, 2017 20:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: where is the sensor that reads vacuum ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1498

Re: where is the sensor that reads vacuum ?

more detail on this fuel tank pressure sensor please???
by zedzedthree
Mon 11 Sep, 2017 21:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: where is the sensor that reads vacuum ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1498

Re: where is the sensor that reads vacuum ?

The M44 along with M43 engine uses a MAF and the car is not fitted with a MAP sensor,these were more commonly found on earlier EFi systems by other manufacturers.
by zedzedthree
Thu 07 Sep, 2017 21:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Temporary brake failure - advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1559

Re: Temporary brake failure - advice

Some years back this happened to me in a 9 month old Volvo without warning whilst approaching a roundabout (luckily quiet with little traffic) felt like all brake fluid had been drained but reservoir was to max line. Pedal returned to normal but I drove very cautiously for a few weeks and again, ped...
by zedzedthree
Thu 07 Sep, 2017 18:24
Forum: PubZ and RestaurantZ
Topic: The Inn at Welland, Nr malvern, Worcestershire
Replies: 1
Views: 819

Re: The Inn at Welland, Nr malvern, Worcestershire

Drove past while your car was on car park near door end around last weekend ISTR,had just renewed my DISA valve and was taking it easy on road test as Welland has very regular speed camera vans. If I had known it was a forum member I would have stopped and said hello but it can be a bit like waving-...
by zedzedthree
Wed 06 Sep, 2017 21:43
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Secondary air pump M52 TU any tips thoughts?
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Re: Secondary air pump M52 TU any tips thoughts?

After years of maintaining a standard look engine bay,last week the inevitable secondary air valve decided to go to straight through mode and so I decided the pump and valve had to go. Removed pump and pipework but replaced bracket from pump as it carried charcoal filter purge valve,made Dural blank...
by zedzedthree
Sun 31 Jul, 2016 01:34
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: BMW Z3 ROOF WITH EXCELLENT REAR WINDOW.
Replies: 12
Views: 1568

Re: BMW Z3 ROOF WITH EXCELLENT REAR WINDOW.

And thank you!
Enjoyed the drive, top down in pleasant weather and left with a tremendous spare hood ready for that inevitable day.........
The description totally matched the condition and I would recommend buyers without reservation.

Mike