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by Bumpa
Thu 08 Feb, 2018 17:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How to remove your ABS module
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: How to remove your ABS module

Thanks very much for your detailed description. I don't have these problems on my Z3 - yet! But knowing what can be done and who can help is enormously reassuring. I have bought a C110 scanner which was able to clear a SRS fault on my car after I had removed and replaced the seats, but I wish I had ...
by Bumpa
Fri 08 Dec, 2017 22:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rain Water Ingress - I'm out of ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: Rain Water Ingress - I'm out of ideas

Thanks for that Emek. I will check that window adjustment procedure. The rain definitely gets past the seal where the fixed glass meets the windscreen frame. So far nothing I have tried has cured it, but it is cold here now and the car has a top cover on to keep the rain out. Once the weather change...
by Bumpa
Tue 05 Dec, 2017 13:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rain Water Ingress - I'm out of ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: Rain Water Ingress - I'm out of ideas

Thanks for your reply. Have you loosened the quarter glass bolts, pulled the quarter glass in towards the car and tightened it under tension? That's how I solved my issue in that location. WHERE ARE THE BOLTS YOU REFER TO? Are you 100% sure it's coming from there? YES. I HAVE BEEN SPRAYING THE CAR W...
by Bumpa
Tue 05 Dec, 2017 12:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rain Water Ingress - I'm out of ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Rain Water Ingress - I'm out of ideas

My Z3 has now been out of action for over a month while first the lateral acceleration sensor was replaced, then while I stripped the interior to try and dry it out, and now while I try to prevent the rain getting in again. I have successfully sealed the rubber plug at the top of the screen post, an...
by Bumpa
Sun 26 Nov, 2017 10:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Broken suspension springs ??
Replies: 19
Views: 1447

Re: Broken suspension springs ??

It is just that rather than gradually wearing out they suffer catastrophic failure and the first you know about it is a dropped ride height or MOT refusal. Not on my VW. All I noticed was a gentle clicking noise when riding over bumps. Rear spring had snapped but you would never know from looking a...
by Bumpa
Thu 23 Nov, 2017 22:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Broken suspension springs ??
Replies: 19
Views: 1447

Re: Broken suspension springs ??

Changing broken springs is one of the commonest jobs done by workshops these days. By the time I traded in my Mondeo it only had one original spring left. The new VW I replaced it with broke a spring after about 4 years. It isn't just a Z3 problem. It's a universal problem.
by Bumpa
Mon 20 Nov, 2017 22:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Key Lock in Door just spins round
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: Key Lock in Door just spins round

Graham, I'm not joking since I live on the coast in SW Scotland. Have you heard the description of the seasons in Scotland? There are only two - June and winter. We don't have snow or fog, rarely have frost but we have almost continuous wind and rain at this time of year. My poor Z3 lives outside an...
by Bumpa
Mon 20 Nov, 2017 16:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Key Lock in Door just spins round
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: Key Lock in Door just spins round

Thanks to both of you. The eatsleeptinker instructions are what I need to follow. As soon as it looks as though it won't rain for a few hours I'll give it a go - maybe next May then!
by Bumpa
Sun 19 Nov, 2017 17:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Key Lock in Door just spins round
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Key Lock in Door just spins round

While I have the interior out of my Z3 trying to dry it out and fix the leaks, I have the battery disconnected because the seats are out and all the switches on the centre console are unplugged as well. I have been locking the car with the key in the driver's door. Two days ago there was the sound o...
by Bumpa
Mon 13 Nov, 2017 19:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DSC Warning Lights on
Replies: 6
Views: 767

Re: DSC Warning Lights on

Robert said "From memory, I seem to recall that there is some kind of calibration process that has to be carried out on the new sensor. I don't recall if this needs software, or if it is automatic, requiring the car to be driven. I do know that INPA will show the individual outputs from the sensors,...
by Bumpa
Sat 04 Nov, 2017 17:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DSC Warning Lights on
Replies: 6
Views: 767

Re: DSC Warning Lights on

Thanks for those thoughts. I am not close to Amersham, living as I do in Troon, SW Scotland!

The link that Robert sent would be a lot more useful if I could see the pictures. Is there any way to make them appear? I know that Photobucket have screwed up lots of forums - is there a work-around?

Mike
by Bumpa
Fri 03 Nov, 2017 09:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DSC Warning Lights on
Replies: 6
Views: 767

DSC Warning Lights on

The car is a 2002 2.2 Sport. I have the brake fluid and the DSC lights permanently on, which the handbook tells me is caused by the DSC system. I have taken the car to a local independent workshop that I have used for years and have always found to be excellent in the past. The story so far... My ca...
by Bumpa
Sun 16 Jul, 2017 17:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Picked up my new-to-me Z3 yesterday and it rained overnight...
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Re: Picked up my new-to-me Z3 yesterday and it rained overnight...

Thanks all. I have sealed the plugs at the top of the pillar with Shoe Goo and despite some serious rain yesterday here in Scotland, all is dry inside. Fingers crossed it remains so!
Mike
by Bumpa
Thu 06 Jul, 2017 11:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Picked up my new-to-me Z3 yesterday and it rained overnight...
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Picked up my new-to-me Z3 yesterday and it rained overnight...

And this morning I have rain on the pasenger seat and on the passenger door sill (see photo). The soft top on this car is virtually new and looks fine in all the places where rain might enter. I have been unable to locate the source. What are the most likely places and how do I fix them? My passenge...