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by colb
Wed 06 Sep, 2017 16:12
Forum: PubZ and RestaurantZ
Topic: The Inn at Welland, Nr malvern, Worcestershire
Replies: 1
Views: 871

The Inn at Welland, Nr malvern, Worcestershire

http://www.theinnatwelland.co.uk/

If visiting the Malvern area this restaurant is well worth a visit, used it a couple of times for family lunches and the food is first class as well as the service.
Closed on Mondays.
by colb
Mon 04 Sep, 2017 22:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: Advice needed

Code reader will indicate which cylinder is misfiring, if you don't have access to BMW INPA then try a generic code reader to see what codes the car has set. Cheapest way to read codes is to invest in a ELM327 Interface and a free App on a mobile phone, I use Dash Command with the Wi-Fi ELM 327 inte...
by colb
Mon 04 Sep, 2017 10:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: Advice needed

Might be an idea to show what engine you have, I see your profile list your car as a year 2000 2.0 litre. Not sure what you are describing as the round thing on the left side of the engine without a picture of what you are looking at. Check all rubber pipes for splits that could be introducing unmet...
by colb
Sat 02 Sep, 2017 11:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: type 1 windstopper fitted
Replies: 5
Views: 847

Re: type 1 windstopper fitted

Peter might be an idea to put in the measurement between the mounting pins of the deflector as there are two types with different measurements between the pins to suit pre facelift and facelift cars.
by colb
Thu 31 Aug, 2017 11:06
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Merthyr Festival of Transport Sunday 10th September 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1324

Merthyr Festival of Transport Sunday 10th September 2017

Merthyr Festival of Transport takes place on Sunday 10th September Full details and entry form here https://www.facebook.com/events/1888428351415904/?active_tab=discussion&__xt__=33.%7B%22logging_data%22%3A%7B%22profile_id%22%3A1888428351415904%2C%22event_type%22%3A%22clicked_view_event_posts%22%2C%...
by colb
Sat 26 Aug, 2017 20:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: type 1 windstopper fitted
Replies: 5
Views: 847

Re: type 1 windstopper fitted

Neat job, well done.
by colb
Fri 25 Aug, 2017 16:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 227167

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Bling stainless roll hoops and a pair of seatbelt tower covers with the roll bar cutouts, the former from Andy (spurs fan in a coupe). Only want them to complete the look of the car know they are just bling. Bit of a pain getting them to slide into the seat belt tubes, the tubes on the roll bars was...
by colb
Sun 20 Aug, 2017 19:25
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Tewkesbury Classic Car Show 19th & 20th August 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

Tewkesbury Classic Car Show 19th & 20th August 2017

Attended the Festival today weather was kind and it was the largest turn out of cars from all years I have seen pre and post war. A few Z3's dotted about but didn't manage to speak to any of the owners. Quite a few side stalls and some autojumble present this year, quite the best show since attendin...
by colb
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 21:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOT concern
Replies: 13
Views: 1581

Re: MOT concern

Testers seem to put down what were in the past quite acceptable items not even worthy of an advisory, it seems to be an arse covering method they have taken to using. As to your advisories Oil leak () Find the source and fix it, as said before probably just a gasket or o ring failed somewhere on the...
by colb
Wed 16 Aug, 2017 22:43
Forum: PubZ and RestaurantZ
Topic: The Klink
Replies: 1
Views: 1013

Re: The Klink

by colb
Tue 15 Aug, 2017 13:00
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: ZEDfest 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1861

Re: ZEDfest 2017

34 Colb on the Z4 forum listing will be a no show this year, my chum handsomejack is sending them a message as I can't post to Z4 forum.
Have a great day, enjoyed last years very much.
by colb
Thu 10 Aug, 2017 20:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help with some fault codes
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Re: Help with some fault codes

Good news you fixed it with a replacement Maf. Del was right about the usual cause being an air leak from split rubbers, when I had similar running problems you had I couldn't find any leaks and changed the exhaust sensors as mine seemed very slow to respond when monitored using diagnostic live data...
by colb
Thu 10 Aug, 2017 16:11
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Tewkesbury Classic Car Show 19th & 20th August 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1719

Re: Tewkesbury Classic Car Show 19th & 20th August 2017

Not at Silverstone its in Leicestershire at Shepshed Watermill same as last year Full details from original post here More details to follow in the coming weeks :) :) :) see link for list of names. http://www.z4-forum.com/forum/viewtopic ... 14&t=89780 We will be planning next years event which will...
by colb
Wed 09 Aug, 2017 13:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 227167

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

4 new wheel centre badge caps http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-x-BMW-WHEEL-CENTRE-CAPS-10-Pin-Clips-68mm-badge-FITS-1-3-5-7-E-F-M-X-Z-Series-/162582452258?epid=17005162579&hash=item25daab5822:g:h1kAAOSwTM5Y4rh0 Fast delivery and items very good quality, snapped in nicely with the 10 retaining lugs. Disco...
by colb
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 20:56
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Brecon Classic Car Show Sunday 6th August 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 417

Brecon Classic Car Show Sunday 6th August 2017

Handsomejack and myself turned out for the Brecon show today, a couple of showers but didn't spoil the day. Quite a variety of cars turned out pre and post war. We met another couple from Mid Wales with a 2.0l Z3 in a nice grey colour who are not members of this or other forums, details supplied so ...
by colb
Sat 05 Aug, 2017 16:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Head light switch fault
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: Head light switch fault

How to remove is in the knowledge base here viewtopic.php?f=18&t=35763

The photographs don't show because of the third party sharing issue with photobucket.
by colb
Sat 29 Jul, 2017 20:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: PAS fluid on the drive
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: PAS fluid on the drive

Good job, glad you sorted it and good to know of another supplier for these pipes.
by colb
Mon 24 Jul, 2017 20:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre
Replies: 69
Views: 6618

Re: Pinking (pre-ignition) 1999 2ltre

Disconnecting the MAF will result in the car going to default running settings. The effect this would have would be dependent on how the rest of the sensors and engine are performing. The MAF measures the amount of air passing through it and reports to the ecu. The measurement it reports helps the e...
by colb
Mon 24 Jul, 2017 16:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: PAS fluid on the drive
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: PAS fluid on the drive

I think Pirtec can do the metal pipes as well from what I have read other people have done via them.
by colb
Mon 24 Jul, 2017 10:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: PAS fluid on the drive
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: PAS fluid on the drive

Old post with problem here http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=42847&p=397002&hilit=power+steering#p397002 People get new pipes made by Pirtec http://www.pirtek.co.uk/ If you use Pirtec you will have to remove the pipes and let them make copies with your fittings, use new o rings when...
by colb
Sat 22 Jul, 2017 19:37
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Third party hosting
Replies: 6
Views: 837

Re: Third party hosting

Been trying alternatives for hosting pictures, Flickr and Imgur. https://www.flickr.com/ https://imgur.com/ Out of the two I found imgur was easier and quicker to use. As for photobucket I have deleted all my pictures stored with them, have replaced some of the more interesting ones on my old posts ...
by colb
Sun 16 Jul, 2017 23:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help with some fault codes
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Re: Help with some fault codes

If you are certain you have no air leaks in the rubber components after the Maf, it might be an idea to monitor the lambda sensor with the engine running to see what it is doing. A healthy sensor should be seen to have a rising and falling voltage at idle. A bad Maf will have an effect on what the e...
by colb
Sat 15 Jul, 2017 14:10
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: Photobucket pull third party hosting
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Photobucket pull third party hosting

Seems Photobucket have stopped users third party hosting their pictures put on forum posts hence the appearance of notices instead of the pictures. I will not be paying for the privilege of third party sharing and will start using IMGUR to host my pictures to allow posting them into forum threads. I...
by colb
Sat 15 Jul, 2017 12:31
Forum: Test track
Topic: Test Pic
Replies: 1
Views: 1367

Test Pic

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ImageDSC_0009 by Colin Bryan, on Flickr



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by colb
Sat 15 Jul, 2017 09:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS/DSC Problem?
Replies: 14
Views: 1462

Re: ABS/DSC Problem?

Be interested in what your mycarly scan app can actually do, it looks suspiciously like a ELM 327 Wifi interface that can be used with scanner apps on phone or ipad. I use one with an app called Dash Command which reads codes and looks at live engine data it doesn't do much more than that and cannot...
by colb
Fri 14 Jul, 2017 18:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS/DSC Problem?
Replies: 14
Views: 1462

Re: ABS/DSC Problem?

John is quite right about getting the sensors out, they often refuse to budge and the only way is to take a hammer and drift to knock them out resulting in them getting smashed. Do what I said first and check the wiring then try removing them and cleaning if they come out without breaking reinstall ...
by colb
Fri 14 Jul, 2017 16:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS/DSC Problem?
Replies: 14
Views: 1462

Re: ABS/DSC Problem?

Yes it would work in conjunction with a laptop, be warned the software takes up a lot of space on the hard drive. You would also need a BMW round diagnostic plug to 16pin OBD2 plug to read the engine modules. If you have a 16pin OBD2 socket under your steering wheel as well as the round pacman diagn...
by colb
Fri 14 Jul, 2017 10:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS/DSC Problem?
Replies: 14
Views: 1462

Re: ABS/DSC Problem?

Sounds like a wheel speed sensor at fault, whip the wheels off and check their wiring. A scan with INPA would identify which one is at fault as far as I know, your code reader is just giving generic codes. Have a search on here for wheel sensors they crop up quite often.
by colb
Tue 11 Jul, 2017 21:27
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1998 Z3 Roadster 1.9l SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

Re: 1998 Z3 Roadster 1.9l for sale

Any potential buyer driving your car with your permission under their own insurance will be covered by third party insurance on their policy. That means if they have an accident your car will not be covered for any damage caused to it, the insurance will only cover any claims against the driver with...
by colb
Fri 07 Jul, 2017 18:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP Advice on selling
Replies: 16
Views: 1752

Re: HELP Advice on selling

I suppose it depends on how much effort you want to put into selling it and what you want to recoup if you put everything back to standard and sold the special bits. It's probably an age thing with me saying sell as is couldn't really be bothered to spend time changing everything. Maybe your dodgy k...
by colb
Fri 07 Jul, 2017 15:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP Advice on selling
Replies: 16
Views: 1752

Re: HELP Advice on selling

I would sell it as is with your mods and sell the original stuff, bound to find buyers for the car and parts. The low mileage is a selling feature can you back it up with service MOT history? Loads on ebay so stiff competition out there you need to list everything you have done to the car together w...
by colb
Fri 07 Jul, 2017 09:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tilt sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: Tilt sensor

Ok so if you look through the second link I posted you should find what your looking for.
by colb
Fri 07 Jul, 2017 09:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tilt sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: Tilt sensor

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=CM12-EUR-12-1999-Z3-BMW-Z3_19&diagId=65_1011 Is it the pin in the cable connection plug that needs replacing as opposed to the socket pin in the tilt sensor? Have a look here for repair kits for supplementary wiring bits http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/pa...
by colb
Thu 06 Jul, 2017 22:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tilt sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: Tilt sensor

Doubt you will get a pin it will only come as a unit from BMW
One on ebay at the moment http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3-E36-Al ... SwstxVUKxX
or
Ask spurs fan on here if he has one from his stock of parts.
by colb
Thu 29 Jun, 2017 09:12
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cotswold Driveout August 12th? - CANCELLED
Replies: 15
Views: 1727

Re: Cotswold Driveout August 12th?

*ugger, on call week and on my birthday as well so going to miss out on this one. Have a good day.
by colb
Wed 21 Jun, 2017 10:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 227167

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Oil and Air Filter from CarParts4less who were cheapest between them and Europarts who have a 55% discount offer at the moment. CarParts4less had a ACTION9 code for a 9% discount, my filters with the code applied came to £8.85. Filters are Crossland brand. Europarts with their 55% discount code came...
by colb
Tue 20 Jun, 2017 23:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 227167

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

If your car has roll bars fitted it will not have the two holes in the rear trim for the wind blocker to be fitted. I have a 1999 1.9 no roll bars but I have two mounting holes in the rear trim with blanking caps, these are removed and the mesh wind blocker fits into the holes. There are two version...
by colb
Tue 20 Jun, 2017 14:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Auxiliary/ serpentine belt has come off, advice please!
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: Auxiliary/ serpentine belt has come off, advice please!

That short distance should be doable from a cold start engine without the belt on the water pump, have you considered putting the towing eye in the front bumper and getting a mate to tow you to the garage?
by colb
Tue 20 Jun, 2017 11:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Auxiliary/ serpentine belt has come off, advice please!
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: Auxiliary/ serpentine belt has come off, advice please!

Dels quite right the belt shouldn't just jump off, suspect the tensioner or one of the the deflection pulley bearings with wear in its bearings.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=11_6226

You are wise not to have driven it with no working water pump.
by colb
Thu 08 Jun, 2017 01:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm going off continuously when parked
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

Re: Alarm going off continuously when parked

Usual culprit is waterlogged tilt sensor in left hand side of boot floor that's where yours will be on a 1.9
by colb
Thu 01 Jun, 2017 16:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Icarsoft
Replies: 14
Views: 1679

Re: Icarsoft

As you get it communicating with the DME and have retrieved codes I would suspect your not using the correct ABS module your code reader can access, try another selection as mentioned earlier, see if that works.
by colb
Thu 01 Jun, 2017 08:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wax oil/undersealing
Replies: 12
Views: 1604

Re: Wax oil/undersealing

Good how to over on .org forum https://zroadster.org/articles/bmw-z3-sill-removal-and-protection.67/ Did this to mine earlier this year, very relieved to find no rust on mine, it was very clean. Good covering with clear and black Waxoyle, used a shultz gun on my compressor to apply it. You may have ...
by colb
Wed 31 May, 2017 21:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Icarsoft
Replies: 14
Views: 1679

Re: Icarsoft

What state is the pacman socket in, suggest spraying some electrical contact cleaner in it to make sure all connections are good. Can you access the DME engine module using your reader or are you just having a problem accessing the ABS module? If it connects to the DME ok then maybe its a fault with...
by colb
Sat 27 May, 2017 23:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Icarsoft
Replies: 14
Views: 1679

Re: Icarsoft

Sounds about right not all positions in the round socket are wired but with the round to OBD cable you will access all modules. You might consider adding a B800 Airbag code reader to your wish list http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Airbag-Reset-Tool-Diagnostic-Scanner-Code-Reader-B800-for-BMW-E36-E46-Z3-Z4-...
by colb
Sat 27 May, 2017 08:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Icarsoft
Replies: 14
Views: 1679

Re: Icarsoft

OBD2 socket under dash will only read engine module, need to plug in to the round pacman diagnostic socket in the engine bay to read other modules. You need to get a obd to bmw round cable to connect to your code reader. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-OBD2-20-PIN-ADAPTOR-DIAGNOSTIC-LEAD-CABLE-PLUG-OB...
by colb
Fri 26 May, 2017 22:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Buying cam sensors, whats all the fuss about?
Replies: 14
Views: 1468

Re: Buying cam sensors, whats all the fuss about?

Lucas would have been an acceptable make as would oem made by Bosch or Siemens, its the cheap Chinese ones you have to avoid.
by colb
Fri 26 May, 2017 16:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Buying cam sensors, whats all the fuss about?
Replies: 14
Views: 1468

Re: Buying cam sensors, whats all the fuss about?

Been there done that with cam sensor and Maf, oem for these don't throw money away on pattern parts.
by colb
Thu 25 May, 2017 17:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wet Carpet
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: Wet Carpet

If you can access a wet and dry vacuum it might pay to give them a good suck to help get the water out a bit quicker then dry in the sun. Don't use a hot air gun the carpet can melt.
by colb
Wed 24 May, 2017 17:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Front Stabi Drop Link Lower Brackets
Replies: 16
Views: 1584

Re: Z3 Front Stabi Drop Link Lower Brackets

Best bet then from BMW, I normally pop in the stealer armed with the part number order and pay for it and the parts are usually in next day, if your early they sometimes arrive same day.