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by colb
Sat 09 Jul, 2016 23:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 1.9 disks vented or solid
Replies: 11
Views: 928

Re: z3 1.9 disks vented or solid

Chaps are right solid discs on the 1.9 if you changed to vented that would require new calipers and a lot of fiddling.
by colb
Mon 04 Jul, 2016 00:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Zed cruise & meet with "Just Jane" Sunday 3rd July 2016
Replies: 88
Views: 10120

Re: Zed cruise & meet with "Just Jane" Sunday 3rd July 2016

Great day out good to see you all thanks for organising a memorable day. Hood down all the way back to South Wales. http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa30/ps1564/IMG_1815.jpg http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa30/ps1564/IMG_1802.jpg http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa30/ps1564/IMG_1801.jpg http...
by colb
Sat 02 Jul, 2016 17:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Zed cruise & meet with "Just Jane" Sunday 3rd July 2016
Replies: 88
Views: 10120

Re: Zed cruise & meet with "Just Jane" Sunday 3rd July 2016

Travelled up today overnighting at Swineshead Bridge close to venue see you there
by colb
Fri 24 Jun, 2016 20:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: antenna grommet availablitliy
Replies: 31
Views: 1878

Re: antenna grommet availablitliy

Hi only down the road from you in Rogerstone, got INPA on a Laptop, Airbag Reset and service light reset. Also run Engine Check Pro on a Laptop and Dash Command on an Ipad or phone.

Colb
by colb
Fri 24 Jun, 2016 15:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: antenna grommet availablitliy
Replies: 31
Views: 1878

Re: antenna grommet availablitliy

Changed mine a couple of years ago obtained mine from Synter at Cardiff, if I remember it was only a few pence at that time, seems the price has been inflated since then. I am also here in Newport for those in and around South Wales in need of any help, Diagnostics available if you don't have your o...
by colb
Tue 21 Jun, 2016 22:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1997 Z3 Emissions Problem - any suggestions ?
Replies: 15
Views: 975

Re: 1997 Z3 Emissions Problem - any suggestions ?

OK the high mileage would lead me in the direction of worn valve guides but you say no smoke when you have been followed, if it is valve guides you are more likely to see smoke on the over run when decelerating as oil would be passed by the valve stems and burnt in the cylinders. What colour are the...
by colb
Tue 21 Jun, 2016 21:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Zed cruise & meet with "Just Jane" Sunday 3rd July 2016
Replies: 88
Views: 10120

Re: Zed cruise & meet with "Just Jane" Sunday 3rd July 2016

Pay at venue, meet up there 11:00 full details on first post in thread

Our trip will be around 222miles but travelling up the night before
by colb
Tue 21 Jun, 2016 17:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1997 Z3 Emissions Problem - any suggestions ?
Replies: 15
Views: 975

Re: 1997 Z3 Emissions Problem - any suggestions ?

Have you checked to see if it has set any codes which might point to dodgy sensors causing misfueling and bad emissions?

My guess would be Maf, and or exhaust sensors or cat contributing to bad emissions.

What mileage has it done?
by colb
Sat 18 Jun, 2016 12:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 engine cutting out.
Replies: 11
Views: 1173

Re: Z3 engine cutting out.

Can you read the codes, doing so may well narrow the fault down, if either sensor is bad you should get a code set.
Where are you in Wales?
by colb
Thu 16 Jun, 2016 23:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 engine cutting out.
Replies: 11
Views: 1173

Re: Z3 engine cutting out.

Get the AA man to check the output from the alternator if he manages to start the car, if the battery is flat he will probably jump start it, when running he should be able to see what the alternator is putting out. It does sound similar to my bad alternator problem which was low output and running ...
by colb
Thu 16 Jun, 2016 00:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 engine cutting out.
Replies: 11
Views: 1173

Re: Z3 engine cutting out.

To check the alternator start the car and put a voltmeter on the terminals to see what voltage reading you get, with a good alternator you should see in excess of 14volts as it charges the battery. Use the meter to test the battery without engine running and see what state its in good would be 12v +...
by colb
Mon 13 Jun, 2016 16:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant sensor location Z3 1.9i
Replies: 15
Views: 1768

Re: Coolant sensor location Z3 1.9i

Glad you finally found it, try a deep socket on it to remove it if you have room for an extension bar that will reach it. I think you will be able to take it out and put the new one in without draining it as long as you do it when engine is cold and not under pressure, loss of coolant should be mini...
by colb
Tue 07 Jun, 2016 23:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant sensor location Z3 1.9i
Replies: 15
Views: 1768

Re: Coolant sensor location Z3 1.9i

I noticed the diagram also shows a plug and washer alongside the temp sensor could it be that some cars didn't have the sensor and the plug was used to blank the hole off? If this is the answer then it would only leave the one on the radiator which is a dual sensor
by colb
Tue 07 Jun, 2016 20:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant sensor location Z3 1.9i
Replies: 15
Views: 1768

Re: Coolant sensor location Z3 1.9i

Sounds like Del identified where it should be under the inlet manifold as shown in the diagram if it's on your car it should be easy to spot under there as it will have the wiring attached to it, can you see or feel anything under the manifold? Oem shows mine should have one but away from home at th...
by colb
Mon 06 Jun, 2016 22:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant sensor location Z3 1.9i
Replies: 15
Views: 1768

Re: Coolant sensor location Z3 1.9i

Description on diagram shows item10 as a double temp sensor it has two functions temp gauge and elec fan as far as I can see. To check the temp gauge ground the wire at the sensor end with ignition turned on, if gauge ok it should swing the needle across the full range. You could also use the dash s...
by colb
Mon 06 Jun, 2016 20:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant sensor location Z3 1.9i
Replies: 15
Views: 1768

Re: Coolant sensor location Z3 1.9i

Looking into engine bay temp sensor is on left side of radiator
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=17_0089
by colb
Mon 06 Jun, 2016 15:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Few issues, advice sought.
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: Few issues, advice sought.

Not had any of your problems but if you search the forum for the individual problem eg heated seats you will open a mine of information on how to fix.
by colb
Sun 22 May, 2016 20:29
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Cardiff Classic Car Show 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

Cardiff Classic Car Show 2016

Spent a pleasant day at the South Wales Classic Car Clubs show at the Cardiff City Stadium, mine was the only Z3 there. Quite an assortment of other makes in attendance so plenty to look at and chat with their owners. This is an annual event, booking forms via their web site. http://www.swccc.net/p/...
by colb
Sat 21 May, 2016 22:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Strange noise on warm up from cold
Replies: 11
Views: 1122

Re: Strange noise on warm up from cold

Had to change my Disa valve on my 1.9 M43TU after it started getting noisy, it had a clacking sound, replaced it with an oem part and all has been well since.
by colb
Fri 20 May, 2016 09:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's this then?
Replies: 12
Views: 1328

Re: What's this then?

Why would they put blanking plugs in that position you ask, they look same size as a lambda sensor further down the exhaust, were they thinking of putting them in the manifold and found it too hot in that position in the design stage for a sensor to survive so fitted it further down the exhaust usin...
by colb
Thu 19 May, 2016 22:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's this then?
Replies: 12
Views: 1328

Re: What's this then?

Could it be item 12 on the diagram
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=11_6171

Colb
by colb
Thu 12 May, 2016 17:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 214987

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Tin of Halfords brake caliper paint in blue, all four calipers painted and lots left over, each one had two coats.
by colb
Sun 08 May, 2016 10:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lumpy idle - help please
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Lumpy idle - help please

Looks like you found the culprit, noticed the list of things to check didn't include the idle control valve ICV, that may have been worth a check and clean if the hole wasn't the cause.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... 3411744713

Colb
by colb
Sat 07 May, 2016 09:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Windscreen woes
Replies: 21
Views: 2571

Re: Windscreen woes

From searching on the web I found that Safevue is made by Pilkington Glass in South Africa.

http://www.pgglass.co.za/safevue-windscreens/
by colb
Wed 04 May, 2016 08:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Asc switch
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: Asc switch

Just had a look on OEM site and parts listing for a 09/98 model shows the switch as an option if stability control is fitted to the car as an option so maybe yours didn't get built with that option and someone has added the switch in the blank space it would have had? http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS...
by colb
Mon 02 May, 2016 19:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EML Help needed please
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: EML Help needed please

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=CL32-EUR-01-2000-Z3-BMW-Z3_20&diagId=11_6221#13621739510 Temp sensor on the intake of the engine no3 in the diagram looks like it screws in with a rubber o ring as gasket. On my 1.9 its in the airbox beneath the air filter. A lot of people use the BMW INP...
by colb
Mon 02 May, 2016 18:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EML Help needed please
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: EML Help needed please

Yes there will be a temp sensor that will supply its reading to the ecu, best bet if you suspect this is to do a diagnostic check that you can see live data on ie see what the temp sensor is showing, have you access to a live data programme on a laptop?

Colb
by colb
Mon 02 May, 2016 17:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EML Help needed please
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: EML Help needed please

When I had Maf problem car ran but down on power like you describe, idle was not quite right either, changed idle control valve but that didn't make any difference finally bit the bullet and fitted a Bosch Maf and that solved the problem, also had Lambda issues which were resolved in fitting new pre...
by colb
Mon 02 May, 2016 12:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EML Help needed please
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: EML Help needed please

I would double check all the rubber hoses for cracks, if all ok no splits or cracks then I would be thinking towards the Maf being dodgy. Did you do anything about the throttle position code it set? My experience of fault codes are that one code may be the result of something upstream of the fault i...
by colb
Sat 30 Apr, 2016 17:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: oil for soft top
Replies: 7
Views: 790

Re: oil for soft top

by colb
Sat 30 Apr, 2016 17:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: oil for soft top
Replies: 7
Views: 790

Re: oil for soft top

Had a look on the bimmer forum and found this regarding the oil The original PN for the Z3 oil is 54348410308. It is a kit that includes some oil and a set of screws. The actual oil inside is Aral Vitamol ZHM (amber color). If you want it cheaper you can buy the oil separately - it is the oil for th...
by colb
Tue 26 Apr, 2016 12:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW Business Code
Replies: 14
Views: 1219

Re: BMW Business Code

If the first site I posted is iffy how about this one?
https://www.radio-code.co.uk/bmw-radio-codes.html

Colb
by colb
Mon 25 Apr, 2016 17:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW Business Code
Replies: 14
Views: 1219

Re: BMW Business Code

You could try this it may do your radio, will mean downloading it to run the programme, not used it myself.
http://www.freefordradiocode.co.uk/radio/

Colb
by colb
Sat 23 Apr, 2016 21:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fully dismantling a door mirror
Replies: 13
Views: 1176

Re: Fully dismantling a door mirror

Have a look here for details on a repair
https://zroadster.org/threads/corroded- ... -fix.1578/

Colb
by colb
Fri 22 Apr, 2016 12:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 214987

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

New MOT today, passed, no advisories thank goodness but that will not stop me tinkering, may paint the calipers during the summer.

Colb
by colb
Sat 16 Apr, 2016 16:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: RUBBER STOPS THAT HOLD SPARE WHEEL IN SITU
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: RUBBER STOPS THAT HOLD SPARE WHEEL IN SITU

John try a photo hosting site to upload your pictures to then copy and paste the link it provides into your post on here.
I use http://photobucket.com/ when I need to post a picture.

Colb
by colb
Wed 13 Apr, 2016 21:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Zed cruise & meet with "Just Jane" Sunday 3rd July 2016
Replies: 88
Views: 10120

Re: Zed cruise & meet with "Just Jane" Sunday 3rd July 2016

My brother will be joining me for this day out, will be making our own way there from South Wales

Colb
by colb
Fri 08 Apr, 2016 22:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Running cold
Replies: 14
Views: 808

Re: Running cold

Same part sold by Carparts4less and Europarts, the Ebay one you linked to is cheaper than both by around £7. If these two sell that brand there should be no problems with it. I may get one to keep as a spare, went out in the Z today and noticed it was running cool according to the guage, usually sit...
by colb
Tue 05 Apr, 2016 15:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rocker cover cleaning.
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: Rocker cover cleaning.

Best get a new gasket ready if its never been off before, just did a price check between Europarts and Carparts4less on the web and Carparts4less are cheaper for the same part, Euro at £28.99 and 4less at £24.60. Always find 4less are cheaper even though they are the same firm behind the trading nam...
by colb
Tue 05 Apr, 2016 12:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1.8 Z3?
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: 1.8 Z3?

Mine is badged 1.8 built 1999 first registered 2000 has the M43TU 1.9 engine.
Colb
by colb
Fri 01 Apr, 2016 21:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: Help!!!

First thought is brake fluid level warning, check the level in the brake reservoir. Warning lamp should be pair brake shoes with ! in the middle. Will have to check in my handbook to be certain. If it is Brake fluid level then top it up and light should cancel when its up to level. Just seen zedcare...
by colb
Thu 31 Mar, 2016 21:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 214987

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Insurance renewed with General Accident cheaper than last year plus an extra £20 off for renewing online
Comprehensive self and spouse driving £151.28
by colb
Thu 31 Mar, 2016 15:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seats / backache
Replies: 19
Views: 1989

Re: Seats / backache

I noticed the same when I got my Z3, used seat adjustments to find most comfortable position which went some way to resolve the back ache problem but on longer drives it still occurs. Not tried anything else just been putting up with it. Daily car is a SUV with quite upright seating and have no prob...
by colb
Mon 28 Mar, 2016 21:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Won't jumpstart?
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: Won't jumpstart?

Check out what your alternator is putting out with the car running, should be about 14volts at least, mine was giving less than 13volts and after a run using lights car was dead next time I tried to start it. Plugged in a volt meter I have and saw alternator was below par, fitted new unit and all fi...
by colb
Sat 26 Mar, 2016 16:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: western under lizard show
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: western under lizard show

Checked with them for my 1999 and they declined it as an entry but advised to ask for vip parking if I
I attend their shows.
Bit risky swapping plates peter2b?
by colb
Sun 20 Mar, 2016 09:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: western under lizard show
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: western under lizard show

Just looked at their website and see they have a cut off date for exhibitors only accepting cars up to 1991 so those of us with cars post 1991 would have to pay as public visitors, They do have a rule for Club entries allowing 1 post 1991 car for every pre 1991 cars entered. They do mention that pos...
by colb
Mon 07 Mar, 2016 17:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Radio Script Display Gone Off
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: Radio Script Display Gone Off

Sounds like the display is knackered if it is no amount of wiggling the wires will get it back on fault will be internal maybe a dry solder joint on the board inside. Only way to check would be to open up the set and of course disconnect it from the power so if it can't be repaired its scrap as you ...
by colb
Mon 07 Mar, 2016 17:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: PAS Leak? :(
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: PAS Leak? :(

Check the rubber hoses for leaks that run to and from the reservoir they start leaking with age had to replace my return pipe last year. You can drive the car to a pre booked mot when car is sorned if doing this top up the reservior it should be ok for the short distance unless your leak is vey bad
by colb
Fri 05 Feb, 2016 19:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CEL just came on. Any ideas?
Replies: 15
Views: 1240

Re: CEL just came on. Any ideas?

Code reader is only way to see what has set it off and point you in the right direction, could be cam shaft sensor or any number of things.
Post the code when you get it read.