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by Jonco
Tue 22 Apr, 2014 19:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Heater valve
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Heater valve

Currently trying to pinpoint a slight water leak in the heater valve area. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CH72&mospid=48079&btnr=64_0203&hg=64&fg=18 Have ordered a new short hose as there are tell-tail deposits around connection to valve. A new OEM valve is coming in at ~£140 - ouch. ...
by Jonco
Tue 15 Apr, 2014 09:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostics Upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Diagnostics Upgrade

............. access most of the modules - some require a different kind of cable (with an interface box I think?) so you might not be able to access things like the airbag module........................... Agreed - I have the BM Technics kit and it cannot access Instrument Cluster without an ADS i...
by Jonco
Sun 13 Apr, 2014 20:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine diagram
Replies: 23
Views: 670

Re: Engine diagram

..............I hope you enjoyed lunch and if you went in the zed it has been a lovely afternoon. I've had a try if I have missed anything or got it wrong let me know, going to watch Endeavour now. :lol: 10/10 brilliant effort. It was the type of lunch where the Zed needed to be left safely at home...
by Jonco
Sun 13 Apr, 2014 18:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine diagram
Replies: 23
Views: 670

Re: Engine diagram

Brian4 wrote:..............PM later if you want about paint or there is probably a better way of doing it better ask the kids :? :lol:
:lol: Have been out for a long Sunday lunch so probably better left until tomorrow - feel free to have a go for me :lol:
by Jonco
Sun 13 Apr, 2014 14:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine diagram
Replies: 23
Views: 670

Re: Engine diagram

Robert T wrote: Anyone want to do one for a 4-cylinder? The engine bay layout is a bit different.

Cheers R.


General shot of a 4 pot - how do you put the tags in Brian4?

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by Jonco
Sat 12 Apr, 2014 18:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Problem up loading images
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Problem up loading images

Hi,

Sorry can't answer the quota message but are you following this How to guide http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... =18&t=7658
by Jonco
Tue 08 Apr, 2014 21:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water Collecting In The Petrol Filler Cap
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Water Collecting In The Petrol Filler Cap

The drain hole should be there - mop the water out and you should see it in the fold just below the filler. Easily cleared with a piece of wire.
by Jonco
Tue 08 Apr, 2014 21:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC on 1.9 1999 Z3
Replies: 22
Views: 1549

Re: ASC on 1.9 1999 Z3

Mugs wrote:i've just had a thought..... do i not have ASC because i have an auto? :?
Mine's a `98 auto. What month/year was your build - there may have been a change from option to standard during the year.
by Jonco
Mon 07 Apr, 2014 21:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC on 1.9 1999 Z3
Replies: 22
Views: 1549

Re: ASC on 1.9 1999 Z3

Jonco wrote:.......Presume you don't have it ....
Presumption was based on the main point that Mugs does not have the ASC button.

Agree something is amiss that Robert and colb have the button and ASC but ASC is not listed on VIN decoder.
by Jonco
Mon 07 Apr, 2014 20:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC on 1.9 1999 Z3
Replies: 22
Views: 1549

Re: ASC on 1.9 1999 Z3

i have had a look and it doesn't say anywhere about ASC? Presume you don't have it - mine appears as CodeSerienausstattung Standard Equipment 214A Automatische-Stabilitäts-Control (ASC+T) Automatic stability control (ASC+T)
by Jonco
Sun 06 Apr, 2014 18:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC on 1.9 1999 Z3
Replies: 22
Views: 1549

Re: ASC on 1.9 1999 Z3

Mugs wrote:i have a pre-facelift 1.9 M44 but have no ASC button?
If you put your VIN into http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html it should show whether ASC was fitted. Mine is a Dec 97 build and ASC+T was standard.
by Jonco
Sun 06 Apr, 2014 14:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC on 1.9 1999 Z3
Replies: 22
Views: 1549

Re: ASC on 1.9 1999 Z3

If have to access to INPA you can check switch operation through ASC module.

A rough check on whether ACS is trying to function is to jack rear wheels clear of ground, start engine and engage gear to rotate rear wheels only. ASC light should come on - or at least it did on mine!!
by Jonco
Sun 06 Apr, 2014 10:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant leak
Replies: 13
Views: 570

Re: Coolant leak

............................prise the bottle from the bottom of the radiator – I had an assistant (my son) who pulled the bottle at the same time – it is only push-fit. :) If it will not pull apart then try this http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=36720&hilit=Expention+tank- worked f...
by Jonco
Sun 06 Apr, 2014 09:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC on 1.9 1999 Z3
Replies: 22
Views: 1549

Re: ASC on 1.9 1999 Z3

Thanks Jonco. Without sounding stupid do you think the last owner may have removed the cable as a cheap fix for a code fault. Dek That's possible - it's amazing what people will resort to but I don't really know enough about it - no doubt somebody more knowledgeable will comment soon. I'll have a l...
by Jonco
Sat 05 Apr, 2014 20:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC on 1.9 1999 Z3
Replies: 22
Views: 1549

Re: ASC on 1.9 1999 Z3

Next step should be to get the codes read.
by Jonco
Fri 04 Apr, 2014 17:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Advice Removing Rocker Cover Z3 1.9
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Advice Removing Rocker Cover Z3 1.9

Did mine 6 weeks ago - most of the points are covered in this discussion and attachments http://zroadster.org/forum/threads/m44-cylinder-head-cover-leak.4051/#post-48124. The fiddly bit is landing the cover and new gasket at the rear due to restricted access under cable tray otherwise it is straight...
by Jonco
Mon 31 Mar, 2014 20:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof leaking....help!
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: Roof leaking....help!

Lovely, thanks for the reply, I'll have a look tomorrow after work, the water is sitting in the drainage shoots, does that sound right with what the link is saying?? :) Once you open the top and look at the channel and plugs if should be obvious if that is the problem. You will see in the thread th...
by Jonco
Mon 31 Mar, 2014 18:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof leaking....help!
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: Roof leaking....help!

The usual suspects are the triangular plugs at the top of the A frame - have alook at this http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... =5&t=36095

To check open the top and squeeze plugs - if they ooze then there is your problem. Also check drain holes are clear at either end of channel.
by Jonco
Mon 31 Mar, 2014 10:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oil leak around bottom front of engine and powersteering
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Oil leak around bottom front of engine and powersteering

If it has been leaking for awhile then the distribution path can be quite wide. If there is nothing obvious then first step should be to clean it all down and then monitor closely for any fresh oil path.
by Jonco
Fri 28 Mar, 2014 14:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Good price?
Replies: 21
Views: 1506

Re: Good price?

Money for old rope! The Insp 2 is only an oil and filter change, with an air filter and plugs - very similar to the Insp 1, apart from allegedly removing the rear discs to check the condition of the handbrake shoes. If the handbrake works OK, or can be adjusted to do so, most garages do not bother ...
by Jonco
Wed 26 Mar, 2014 08:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted Exhaust 1.9L
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: Wanted Exhaust 1.9L

[quote="Pierrick"].................Ar if you know where to find a good quality one... I'm looking for the back box and silencer part, the front is fine.[quote] Can't help with a secondhand one but if you are looking to keep the car then it is worth investing in stainless . Cobra or Longlife are good...
by Jonco
Sun 23 Mar, 2014 10:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Radio Code
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Radio Code

JohnZ3 , I think there is some confusion as your question is embedded in another thread. In there you asked "What if any is the code please: BP0273 Type Model 29981181 Serial Number 6772 Europe 54116. US" The radio code is usually a 4 digit code and on my pass is descibed as `Safety-Nr'. My pass als...
by Jonco
Thu 20 Mar, 2014 21:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhaust mount rusted through
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Exhaust mount rusted through

Agree - looking at your profile you have a manual box for those with an auto the long bracket is slightly different - I wonder how I know that :oops: :oops:
by Jonco
Sun 16 Mar, 2014 20:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Service Light resetting tool - £7.39
Replies: 14
Views: 1268

Re: Service Light resetting tool - £7.39

exactly Mike usually when people try with an odd bit of wire or a paperclip etc. and it doesn't work they don't get a good enough earth through pin 7 and 19 for the time needed Agreed - I use a length of wire with a crocodile clip and attach clip to jump start/battery charge earth on suspension str...
by Jonco
Sun 16 Mar, 2014 20:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spare tyre- replace or bin??
Replies: 24
Views: 2300

Re: Spare tyre- replace or bin??

Davejue1 wrote:Wow this really has set a debate going! ................. :)
Yup - it always does on many forums!! :wink:
by Jonco
Fri 07 Mar, 2014 08:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sealing plugs in undercarriage
Replies: 13
Views: 875

Re: Sealing plugs in undercarriage

beerbelly wrote:........... but its very likely that its been pushed up from underneath by a previous owner to let out water that's coming from above somewhere :(
Agreed - had to that with mine to drain a `mysterious pool' I found when doing seat bushes and then reseal it.
by Jonco
Tue 04 Mar, 2014 08:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Thrust bearing replacement cost?
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Thrust bearing replacement cost?

I've never replaced a clutch before, so taking it on is a bit daunting. Are there any instructions with pictures on this forum on how to replace it? I'd like to take it on myself but don't want to risk doing anymore damage. On a scale of 1 to 10, how hard is it? :shock: How much would I expect to p...
by Jonco
Thu 27 Feb, 2014 09:17
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Fire under glovebox
Replies: 14
Views: 1328

Re: Fire under glovebox

... There's heaps of stuff back there! If you remove the G/box completely, you will find several electronics "boxes" housed behind there...and piles of wiring....it is essentially located directly below the main fusebox in the engine bay, so that is the area where all the wiring loom goes through t...
by Jonco
Tue 25 Feb, 2014 09:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: a bit worrying
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: a bit worrying

Agree with the others - about to change my head cover profile gasket this weekend as it is leaking but down the outer side not into plugs. While at it will change parts 5,6,7,9,10 &12 on this http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CH72&mospid=48079&btnr=11_1562&hg=11&fg=15. Cost just under £5...
by Jonco
Fri 21 Feb, 2014 13:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it my imagination...
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Is it my imagination...

by Jonco
Wed 19 Feb, 2014 19:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Soft top protectants
Replies: 13
Views: 670

Re: Z3 Soft top protectants

Can't comment on silicone but mine had a new mohair fitted just before I got it 4 years ago.
Used BMW stuff first time but have used AutoGlym since. Vacuum and shampoo with AG every few months - re-treat with AG sealer twice a year (autumn and spring) - still looks like new.
by Jonco
Sun 16 Feb, 2014 21:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ... All Sorted
Replies: 22
Views: 3155

Re: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ...

Zed Carer wrote:......... TBH I wasn't looking forward to re-coding it myself - too afraid of getting it wrong......
If you were closer you could have tried with my kit - but that would have been a journey in the dark!!! Agreed -better to play safe.
by Jonco
Sat 15 Feb, 2014 10:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ... All Sorted
Replies: 22
Views: 3155

Re: After Nearly 6 Years It Had to Happen ...

.......... Have any of the INPA users got the NCS/NCS Expert? And have they used it yet? For around £35 it might be worth getting a copy as long as I was sure that it contains NCS/NCS Expert. NCS Expert was included in the BMtechnics package (have not got round to using mine yet) but as they are no...
by Jonco
Fri 14 Feb, 2014 17:02
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New to Z3 problems
Replies: 6
Views: 788

Re: New to Z3 problems

Welcome. Presume that having fitted new fob batteries the red transmit LED is illuminating. If so you may need to reprogram fobs to receiver. There are a number of threads covering reprogramming or have a look at this for a general idea http://zroadster.org/wiki/bmw-z3/guides-and-how-tos/bmw-z3-alar...
by Jonco
Fri 14 Feb, 2014 16:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 1.9 exhaust
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Z3 1.9 exhaust

If you are willing to go stainless i.e not cheapest - then Cobra do a standard oval pipe (I've got one on my 1.9) or Longlife will make you a custom built single or twin. No body mod needed but expect to pay ~£325 to £380 for cat back. If you go cheap on ebay take care - there are many stories of un...
by Jonco
Sun 09 Feb, 2014 19:34
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Missing Airbag bulb in the instrument panel
Replies: 13
Views: 2524

Re: Missing Airbag bulb in the instrument panel

I.......... can only assume someone has managed to put something at the bottom go the bulb hole. On investigating further it does look like some one has managed to "split" the instrument panel. Is this possible, Has anybody any experience of undoing the 5 Allen bolts and splitting the instrument pa...
by Jonco
Fri 07 Feb, 2014 21:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dealing with rust?
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Dealing with rust?

I share that feeling Del. Did mine 18 months ago - Kur-rust (?), Zinc oxide primer and then Hammerite. Front edges are showing signs of rusting again already :head:

Some sort of edging strip might work - I recall there was a thread the other week discussing this concept.
by Jonco
Fri 07 Feb, 2014 10:03
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Missing Airbag bulb in the instrument panel
Replies: 13
Views: 2524

Re: Missing Airbag bulb in the instrument panel

Considering that mine originates from Devon and R Dave's comes from the Midlands, it seems very coincidental that both airbag lights have both been deliberately blanked out :puzzle:. Am I missing something here? Question: Are you sure your tell tale airbag light is actually working? There's probabl...
by Jonco
Tue 04 Feb, 2014 19:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sill removal - Does front wing have to come off?
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Sill removal - Does front wing have to come off?

Have a look at this if you haven't already - I followed it when I did mine. http://zroadster.org/wiki/bmw-z3/maintenance-repair-and-overhaul/bmw-z3-sill-removal-and-protection/ As already said check the inside of the wing panels for corrosion and also mask the bottom front corners of the doors. It i...
by Jonco
Mon 03 Feb, 2014 20:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sill removal - Does front wing have to come off?
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Sill removal - Does front wing have to come off?

This shot is of the driver's side sill on a 98 pre-facelift. The left hand bracket is accessed from wheel arch with liner removed - the centre one needs the wing panel off to access - the right hand one is accessed through the door jamb. http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag455/jonco2/IMG_0916_zps1...
by Jonco
Mon 03 Feb, 2014 20:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sill removal - Does front wing have to come off?
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Sill removal - Does front wing have to come off?

IIRC you have to take it off to access one of the sill mounting bolts. Have just had a look through the photos I took of mine to support this view
It is straightforward to remove and I would advise you take it off anyway to examine the wing internals as the front bottom corner is a corrosion point.
by Jonco
Fri 31 Jan, 2014 15:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Remote fob - help please!
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Remote fob - help please!

Should do. This thread explains how to program them: http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=38730 Following the thread Bladerunner quotes - I wrote this http://zroadster.org/wiki/bmw-z3/guides-and-how-tos/bmw-z3-alarm-3g-ews-gemel-remote-programming/ based on the advice received on both...
by Jonco
Tue 28 Jan, 2014 13:12
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: DYK.....HIDDEN VOID UNDER DASHTOP !
Replies: 34
Views: 6303

Re: DYK.....HIDDEN VOID UNDER DASHTOP !

...I can just imagine all the hairdresser types being delighted to have a place to store hair clips etc.... :D Oi! you'll upset a lot of us with those comments :wink: :wink: Seriously seems a great idea - will watch with interest. I do not have the passenger airbag fitted on mine and was considerin...
by Jonco
Sat 25 Jan, 2014 17:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP! Drowning in car
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: HELP! Drowning in car

Gareth 161 wrote:..........However top edge of parcel shelf is dry?.............
Maybe worth checking the drain holes ar either side - where the hood rubbers run round to the rear of the door jambs .
by Jonco
Sun 19 Jan, 2014 21:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What E number is my Z3? 1sttime running INPA.
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: What E number is my Z3? 1sttime running INPA.

Wouldn't disagree with the above but there may be some variations on INPA version and car model. The other day Tufarlian and I were trying to access DSC on his 2000 3.0i using BMTechnics gear. We were able to access Engine via E36 as expected, but could not get into DSC via E36 - Chassis. We were ab...
by Jonco
Sun 19 Jan, 2014 17:36
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Help needed...
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: Help needed...

Hi Barry,

Have just Googled part number and the only returns are from US sites - will keep looking on UK.

Colin
by Jonco
Fri 17 Jan, 2014 23:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DSC light comes on at 20mph
Replies: 48
Views: 2779

Re: DSC light comes on at 20mph

Tufarlian wrote: Scarily expensive for a new one but I checked the DSC and ABS fuses and found a popped one.
Replaced and all is well now. Result. :-)......
Great news - had been looking at wiring diagrams and was going to suggest fuse but you beat me to it.
by Jonco
Fri 17 Jan, 2014 13:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seen 2.8 zed in garage, but no remote key
Replies: 31
Views: 4153

Re: Seen 2.8 zed in garage, but no remote key

BladeRunner919 wrote:...............Have a look under the bonnet for a siren - probably near the abs (back right, if you stand in front facing the car).........
Sorry about poor quality picture but it probably looks like this:
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by Jonco
Wed 15 Jan, 2014 13:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ODB codes
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: ODB codes

[quote="pingu"]A single fault (say, broken sensor wire) can generate several faults..............[quote] Never straightforward - I had an ignition problem the other week and to stop engine/kill system had to pull plugs and disconnect battery. Once `fixed' I connected INPA expecting to have a number ...
by Jonco
Tue 14 Jan, 2014 20:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ODB codes
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: ODB codes

.......... So I get from that its the front right sensor hopefully. :?: I don't understand why all 3 are coming in - explanation from a 'techie' would be welcome. Do you know if they are all recent error codes (are the counts increasing) ? - may be worth clearing them, driving until fault re-appear...