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by Jonco
Tue 24 Sep, 2013 18:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Underbody Rust Protection " Which one ? "
Replies: 12
Views: 1008

Re: Underbody Rust Protection " Which one ? "

Don't know Schultz but used Hammerite Waxoyl on mine last year. Looks good so far but early days.
If you are doing the underside you really need to take the sills and wheel arch liners off and check sub-frame while you are at it
by Jonco
Mon 23 Sep, 2013 20:54
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: WHAT TO DO WITH OLD WHEELS...
Replies: 11
Views: 1269

Re: WHAT TO DO WITH OLD WHEELS...

Brilliant - my imagination didn't stretch that far..........
by Jonco
Mon 23 Sep, 2013 19:54
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: WHAT TO DO WITH OLD WHEELS...
Replies: 11
Views: 1269

Re: WHAT TO DO WITH OLD WHEELS...

seasurfer wrote:I cant see anything :bawl:
Me neither - will just have to imagine
by Jonco
Mon 23 Sep, 2013 10:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Quick question re boot light
Replies: 23
Views: 2878

Re: Quick question re boot light

Sorry Alan - you are right that diagram does not show it. This is another link but it is still not clear http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CH72&mospid=48079&btnr=41_0042&hg=41&fg=60 The switch on my '98 is actually incorporated into the boot lock. If you open the boot you should see a pi...
by Jonco
Mon 23 Sep, 2013 10:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Quick question re boot light
Replies: 23
Views: 2878

Re: Quick question re boot light

It's a switch - look at this for indication.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do ... g=63&fg=30

HTH
by Jonco
Sun 22 Sep, 2013 16:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Airbag module replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: Airbag module replacement

Method varies with year - on mine (1998) if you hook up to OBDII( with ignition on) - select air bag options and clear error codes it will either stay out or tell you what the latest fault is that is causing the problem. Looking at your profile you appear to have the same vintage as Robert T - I'm s...
by Jonco
Fri 20 Sep, 2013 20:24
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Service area between Reims and Calais
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: Service area between Reims and Calais

Gazza wrote:We were making our way home from Belgium via Lille and Calais on Monday

Garythefish is gone, long live Gazza :)
My spot was on Wednesday afternoon. A `pee' took priority over hello - and when I returned they were pulling out.
by Jonco
Thu 19 Sep, 2013 11:28
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Service area between Reims and Calais
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Service area between Reims and Calais

Spotted a GB plated group which included at least 3* Z4's and 1*Z3 as they pulled out of the service area on the way home from South of France yesterday. Anybody on here? Cruise or meet?
by Jonco
Sat 31 Aug, 2013 17:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorry! Another Alarm query(Updated-solved!)
Replies: 21
Views: 3271

Re: Sorry! Another Alarm query(Updated-solved!)

Well done - does your pushbutton work as well?

Bit of a bummer about the siren - maybe somebody will be along soon with a way around it?
by Jonco
Fri 30 Aug, 2013 15:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone got an automatic
Replies: 15
Views: 932

Re: Anyone got an automatic

Jonco although I do like to trot on a bit sometimes I think my boy racer days were over quite some time ago. Our "family" car is automatic and I must say I enjoy the more relaxed form of driving that it offers. I now prefer to look at the scenery as opposed to it being a blur :lol: :roflmao: know w...
by Jonco
Fri 30 Aug, 2013 13:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone got an automatic
Replies: 15
Views: 932

Re: Anyone got an automatic

I've got the 1.9 auto, as have a few others, so we are always open to the good-hearted `hairdresser's car' abuse :wink: . If you're still in boy racer mindset then it is going to be a bit disappointing but I have no complaints about it. Let's face it on most UK roads, and conditions, it's plenty and...
by Jonco
Thu 29 Aug, 2013 13:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS/DSC - Calling any INPA experts!...
Replies: 15
Views: 2227

Re: ABS/DSC - Calling any INPA experts!...

............One thing that puzzles me with this is that your car is over 12 months younger than my 01/99 M44 1.9, and yet I can read my ABS/ASC module using a USB/OBD adapter, and activate its self-test mode. ............ For info - mine is 12months older again (12/97 build) and I can read it using...
by Jonco
Thu 29 Aug, 2013 09:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorry! Another Alarm query(Updated-solved!)
Replies: 21
Views: 3271

Re: Sorry! Another Alarm query.

No, mine definitely isn't a button that can be pushed. However a friendly forum member is sending me a fob so hopefully ill be able to solve the mystery when that arrives. I'll keep the post updated. Ok- but it certainly looks identical to mine. One of the problems with them is that the lens cover ...
by Jonco
Wed 28 Aug, 2013 13:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorry! Another Alarm query(Updated-solved!)
Replies: 21
Views: 3271

Re: Sorry! Another Alarm query.

................Don't think the led can be pushed in but must admit I haven't tried. On the 3G EWS the red LED is a spring loaded push switch - which when depressed sends a pulse signal to the box to override the acoustic sensors. If you press this (with ignition off) then the LED should flash rapi...
by Jonco
Tue 27 Aug, 2013 22:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - House brick alarm fob.
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Wanted - House brick alarm fob.

I'm after a cheap alarm fob to try to resurrect my factory fitted alarm. I have reservations that the system is actually functional so don't really want to fork out dealer prices for a new fob. Thank you, Rich There were a few going on ebay last week - search for 3G EWS remote. A new one would cost...
by Jonco
Tue 27 Aug, 2013 17:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sorry! Another Alarm query(Updated-solved!)
Replies: 21
Views: 3271

Re: Sorry! Another Alarm query.

Cheers for the info! I was also thinking that it was probably after market. I'll have a bit more of a poke around later. Rich, I have the same year car and model as you (dec 97 actual build) and the LED/pushbutton is mounted in the panel between the ASC button and clock which is the standard. At th...
by Jonco
Mon 26 Aug, 2013 21:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: stiff passenger door lock
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: stiff passenger door lock

......How about linkages in the door being dry? That's a possibility and one I tried when I had my problems. I squirted WD40 down the door push button and in through the lock - at one stage I thought that was it but it ended up being the dreaded boot loom. I have never done it but I think you need ...
by Jonco
Mon 26 Aug, 2013 09:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: stiff passenger door lock
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: stiff passenger door lock

My Z3 has a stiff pasenger door lock. Will only lock manually from the passenger door side. What to do?? Advice plse. Do you mean stiff or just not working remotely or on central locking. More info required on what happens to other door locks when using remote or manual key. Passenger door problems...
by Jonco
Sun 25 Aug, 2013 10:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replace Housebrick or is it more serious?
Replies: 25
Views: 6387

Re: Replace Housebrick or is it more serious?

I cannot comment on your proposals or Robert's response - way out of my depth :dunce: Of possible interest - I did notice afterwards that the OEM numbers on my units are different to those on OEM drawing. When I searched realoem for my numbers I could find the remote number but not the others. Yours...
by Jonco
Sat 24 Aug, 2013 13:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Drive shaft / diff
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: Drive shaft / diff

Has the noise level changed?
by Jonco
Thu 22 Aug, 2013 21:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Drive shaft / diff
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: Drive shaft / diff

Southernboy wrote:It has a washer...but it is re-useable.
True -it's a compressible aluminium but the plugs also have a rubber seal. On the 1.9 you need a 14mm hex for the plugs. I bought 2 new ones for mine - old ones would probably have been ok but you don't know that until you have them out.
by Jonco
Thu 22 Aug, 2013 19:43
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: BMW 3G EWS alarm-coding keyfobs-SOLVED!!
Replies: 81
Views: 170462

Re: BMW 3G EWS alarm-coding keyfobs-SOLVED!!

tapetheescape wrote: Is this something anyone has come across? It feels like Im so close!
Sorry - afraid not. At a guess you may have disturbed something during the exercise. My instinct would be to re-trace my steps . Good Luck-
by Jonco
Thu 22 Aug, 2013 09:38
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: BMW 3G EWS alarm-coding keyfobs-SOLVED!!
Replies: 81
Views: 170462

Re: BMW 3G EWS alarm-coding keyfobs-SOLVED!!

Thanks BladeRunner. The only issue being that the alarm is currently armed with no response from the house bricks. Therefore I have to remove the unit to short the pins, correct? Is your house brick transmitting? - If yes - you may be able to just reset it using the `learn' switch without the need ...
by Jonco
Wed 21 Aug, 2013 20:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mileage ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1918

Re: Mileage ?

Brilliant reading those high mileages on the 1.9's - 65k on mine so a long way to go to catch them up! Great!!
by Jonco
Tue 20 Aug, 2013 09:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 Exhaust 1.9
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Z3 Exhaust 1.9

Hi - I bought the standard Cobra cat back at £325 and am pleased with it but there are many who find them too loud. There are a number of previous posts recommending LongLife systems which they can tweak to suit your sound preferences. Just search the forum and I'm sure a few useful topics will come...
by Jonco
Sun 18 Aug, 2013 10:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replace Housebrick or is it more serious?
Replies: 25
Views: 6387

Re: Replace Housebrick or is it more serious?

.......... I don't think it has the original alarm anyway, .................... Reconnecting the existing aerial would be a good start, got any pictures of the cable that has been jointed? From memory the aerial looks like a thin single insulated wire. If it is an original BMW alarm it will have th...
by Jonco
Wed 14 Aug, 2013 09:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replace Housebrick or is it more serious?
Replies: 25
Views: 6387

Re: Replace Housebrick or is it more serious?

.......... Sounds to me like you have a weak transmitter fob, however where abouts is your alarm aerial located, from memory on my old car it ran up the near side windscreen pillar. As Brian says the cable runs up the pillar. On mine there are several spare coils alongside the transmitter ***. Furt...
by Jonco
Mon 12 Aug, 2013 19:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replace Housebrick or is it more serious?
Replies: 25
Views: 6387

Re: Replace Housebrick or is it more serious?

Sorted and working again- :thumb: Thanks for all the advice - would never have found the switch head - was very difficult to see even with box out. Somebody had obviously been in there before - assortment of screws and a few missing. Also found a 40amp fuse only partially engaged, However when I loo...
by Jonco
Mon 12 Aug, 2013 13:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replace Housebrick or is it more serious?
Replies: 25
Views: 6387

Re: Replace Housebrick or is it more serious?

Brian H wrote: ......... must be getting old :head:
Aren't we all but the alternative doesn't appeal to me. :wink:
by Jonco
Mon 12 Aug, 2013 10:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replace Housebrick or is it more serious?
Replies: 25
Views: 6387

Re: Replace Housebrick or is it more serious?

Thanks Brian - Brilliant. :bow
by Jonco
Mon 12 Aug, 2013 09:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replace Housebrick or is it more serious?
Replies: 25
Views: 6387

Re: Replace Housebrick or is it more serious?

Thanks for comments BladeRunner and RT. I have tried the re-synch of holding both buttons down for 10+ secs and that doesn't work - so it looks like glovebox out. I agree Robert on INPA - the only screens I can access are the ones you have shown in KB 'How to...'. It may be covered in text I have ye...
by Jonco
Sun 11 Aug, 2013 16:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replace Housebrick or is it more serious?
Replies: 25
Views: 6387

Re: Replace Housebrick or is it more serious?

Sounds as if you have sticky buttons, you can buy new cases inc buttons of eBay but it is maybe worth stripping you old one apart and giving it a good clean. Dirt can get trapped in between the button and case which stops the buttons from working properly. HTH Buttons cleaned out - brief period of ...
by Jonco
Sat 10 Aug, 2013 17:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replace Housebrick or is it more serious?
Replies: 25
Views: 6387

Re: Replace Housebrick or is it more serious?

Brian H wrote:Sounds as if you have sticky buttons, you can buy new cases inc buttons of eBay but it is maybe worth stripping you old one apart and giving it a good clean. Dirt can get trapped in between the button and case which stops the buttons from working properly.

HTH
Thanks Brian - I'll give that try.
by Jonco
Sat 10 Aug, 2013 16:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replace Housebrick or is it more serious?
Replies: 25
Views: 6387

Replace Housebrick or is it more serious?

I have the 3G EWS system with the old `housebrick' remote. Yesterday remote would not dis-arm system - led not illuminating on remote. Opened door with key and silenced audible alarm under the bonnet but then left with hazard lights operating every time I opened a door,boot,bonnet or acoustic sensor...
by Jonco
Thu 08 Aug, 2013 09:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Auto box hole
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Auto box hole

Jonco wrote:...... put your model number in.......
Sorry meant VIN - last seven characters - I'll wake up soon - more coffee!!
by Jonco
Thu 08 Aug, 2013 09:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Auto box hole
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Auto box hole

Alan W wrote:Sorry to sound stupid, but have seen the term OEM a lot here, what does that stand for?
Original Equipment Manufacturer. Look this up - http://www.realoem.com/bmw/ and put your model number in. Another source of info http://www.bmwfans.info

Mod Edit: Link to bmwfans fixes. R.
by Jonco
Mon 05 Aug, 2013 20:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel badges
Replies: 17
Views: 1061

Re: Wheel badges

by Jonco
Fri 02 Aug, 2013 20:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat bush replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Seat bush replacement

You have to move the seat all the way back, then you can get at the bolt as it is fully uncovered then, Do this by using a separate 12v and -ve on the white plug that you will have had to disconnect. or temporarily put the seat back in the car, connect it up again and send it all the way backwards....
by Jonco
Fri 02 Aug, 2013 20:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat bush replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Seat bush replacement

Having obtained replacement bushes from Aceman, I set about this job today using http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=30402 Driver's seat came out no problem. T25 bolts also out as per procedure. T50 can only be accessed though mounting bolt hole and when undone is too big to extract ...
by Jonco
Fri 02 Aug, 2013 13:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Auto box 'M' mode
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Auto box 'M' mode

...........Hope that makes sense Mainly makes sense but in Manual & D I believe only 3rd gear is used but I stand to be corrected. The quote I gave previously was from the Owners Handbook which is dated `97 and is supposed to cover roadster 1.8, 1.9, 2.8 and M Roadster. There may of course have bee...
by Jonco
Wed 31 Jul, 2013 20:20
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I've retired, YIPPEE :-)
Replies: 11
Views: 1316

Re: I've retired, YIPPEE :-)

Bonzo wrote:Well it's happened, I've retired! ...............Bonzo
Congratulations - welcome to the old ...s club. :)
by Jonco
Wed 31 Jul, 2013 17:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Auto box 'M' mode
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Auto box 'M' mode

gookah wrote:I couldnt get on with my first automatic (which was a Z3.)

It would work fine in Day mode, but I couldnt get it to move at night.
Also when another one came alongside me at the lights I put it in Race mode...... and hit the car behind.. :puzzle: I sold it soon afterwards.... :D
:roflmao:
by Jonco
Wed 31 Jul, 2013 17:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Auto box 'M' mode
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Auto box 'M' mode

To quote the :rtm: M Manual program For unusual driving conditions where it is desirable to remain in a specific gear. The car moves away in this gear and does not shift down when driver accelerates. In position D, only 3rd gear is used in this position. S Sport Program For enthusiastic driving.Upsh...
by Jonco
Wed 31 Jul, 2013 09:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New water pump
Replies: 10
Views: 628

Re: New water pump

Agree with Bladerunner - did mine ( pump,stat and belt) earlier this year - getting pump out was a pig of a job http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=37942 and it turns out others have had similar problems. Hopefully yours will pop out using the jacking bolts but have plenty of time, WD...
by Jonco
Mon 29 Jul, 2013 20:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oil Light When Warm / Tick Over & ASC light
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: Oil Light When Warm / Tick Over & ASC light

Del wrote:My understanding is that there are "speed sensors" on all 4 wheels.
Yep - that's correct. Have a look at http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... 18&t=35789 - wheel speeds are covered about halfway down.
by Jonco
Fri 26 Jul, 2013 13:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 - boot luggage fit
Replies: 10
Views: 2091

Re: Z3 - boot luggage fit

when you're coming Italy?!? :) if in september.... http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2014727-4th-Italian-BMW-Interclub-Metting-Italian-Bimmerfest! :D Thanks for reminder - I had seen the post on FB and have noted dates. Not sure if we can make it yet - we are linking up with frien...
by Jonco
Fri 26 Jul, 2013 09:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 - boot luggage fit
Replies: 10
Views: 2091

Re: Z3 - boot luggage fit

Mike Fishwick wrote:.....~If you think you need more space than that, you are doing something wrong!
I agree Mike - would you have a word with my wife please - when we fly there is always a danger excess baggage charge will be as much as the ticket!!!!!! :roflmao:
by Jonco
Thu 25 Jul, 2013 21:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 - boot luggage fit
Replies: 10
Views: 2091

Re: Z3 - boot luggage fit

Yes I bought a set a couple of years ago, we did a 1500 mile trip around Europe for 3 weeks. You will find there is still space around to squeeze in a few pairs of shoes ect. They are very good I will be at Silverstone and will have one of the bags just the triangle shaped one that goes at the back...
by Jonco
Thu 25 Jul, 2013 20:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 - boot luggage fit
Replies: 10
Views: 2091

Z3 - boot luggage fit

Have been looking at luggage requirements for forthcoming trip to Lake Garda - I'm sure a lot of you guys have already done the research especially the Euro trip crews. So what is the best luggage fit for the boot? Have been looking at these - http://www.roadsterbag.co.uk/BMW-Roadsterbag-luggage.htm...
by Jonco
Wed 24 Jul, 2013 21:30
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: HELP NEEDED - UNDER CAR TRIM REMOVAL
Replies: 7
Views: 786

Re: HELP NEEDED - UNDER CAR TRIM REMOVAL

Liam (Z3Cade) did a sill removal thread. The link is in here http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=37813&hilit=sill I used this guide last year to do mine - it's very good. I would add that you should also have a close look at the wing panel bottom lead corner when you have it off. The...