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by deni2s
Sat 30 Jan, 2016 22:40
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Re: Bert's 1st Zed Journal - 1999 2.0l facelift
Replies: 52
Views: 18555

Re: Bert's Journal - 1999 2.0l facelift

That's really funny :) Today I was checking the same place on the car - found out that the car is missing aerial base and aerial is not connected to the wire at all :( And I was wondering why reception was so poor.
by deni2s
Sat 30 Jan, 2016 00:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M50 manifold
Replies: 10
Views: 942

Re: M50 manifold

Bonzo wrote: you please elaborate as to what 'headers' are old boy?
exhaust manifold
by deni2s
Fri 29 Jan, 2016 15:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M50 manifold
Replies: 10
Views: 942

Re: M50 manifold

Better spend your money on suspension upgrades first, that's the best for long term ;) After installing m50, you might want to move rev limiter higher (probably vanos engage point too), and using high revs reduces engine life. Good thing is that m52 is very strong engine.
by deni2s
Fri 29 Jan, 2016 09:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M50 manifold
Replies: 10
Views: 942

Re: M50 manifold

In tuning don't look at hp numbers, look at torque curve. hp is not so important, because it's just torque multiplied by rpm. m50 manifold just shifts the torque from low rpm to high rpm. If you want improve torque in full rpm range I would advise to upgrade headers (get long ones with equal length)...
by deni2s
Fri 29 Jan, 2016 08:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M50 manifold
Replies: 10
Views: 942

Re: M50 manifold

Large bore throttle body is not necessary, I would even advise against it. I have alpina manifold, which is slightly better than m50 mani (but much more expensive), and I have stock throttle. Large bore throttle has it's own issues as sticking and other things, if you like to investigate on internet...
by deni2s
Thu 28 Jan, 2016 21:17
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

Those breaks don't look good. Good thing that rear breaks are not so important as the ones in front. I had another surprise when I got the car with a spacer on one wheel. Found out that some part on one side was from narrow z3, so spacer compensated the difference :/ I found out just yesterday that ...
by deni2s
Thu 28 Jan, 2016 13:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: leaking soft top
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: leaking soft top

bertiejaffa wrote:x2 for tent waterproofer - many people talk about expensive Auto waterprrofing - I've always just gone for a large spray can of tent proofing from a camping shop and it works brilliantly
idk, but not using any waterpoofer at all works brilliantly for me for about 7 years of owning my roadster...
by deni2s
Thu 28 Jan, 2016 00:29
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

Wookee wrote:Lots of wind and rain yesterday and everything looks to have stayed dry apart from a few spots on the seats that are in random places and I think were forced through gaps by the strong wind.
Maybe you need to adjust door window - http://test2013.z3-forum.de/forum/downl ... php?id=649
by deni2s
Wed 27 Jan, 2016 21:33
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

Keep us informed :)
I like this thread, it's nice to get the feedback and also see the progress :)
by deni2s
Mon 25 Jan, 2016 15:15
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

"moisture collection pillow thing" - :D :D :D When I tried to remove water from leaked car's floor, I took out around 3-5 L just with sponge from one side (still waiting for summer to dry it out completely), that pillow thing will not help for sure :D If you have an opportunity I would recommend you...
by deni2s
Mon 25 Jan, 2016 10:49
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

In today's chuckle moment I thought I'd drop the spare wheel cradle to have a look at the spare and see if it needed replacing. First thing I noticed was what an ingenious system Mr BMW has come up with and it was still working well even though the cradle was very rusty. This is (was) my spare whee...
by deni2s
Mon 25 Jan, 2016 10:43
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

I'm hoping this will sort my skittish rear end. If that happens and my ABS works then that will be the rear sorted. :D . I've gone for OEM parts for now as I have to have a starting point before trying any improvements. A fair bit of this has been paid for with the sale of some car bits on eBay. :c...
by deni2s
Mon 25 Jan, 2016 10:39
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

Wookee wrote:The parcelshelf was a bit wet from the heavy condensation on the inside of the rear window. Not really sure how top solve that one :shrug
Probably you need to dry the floor under the seats to get rid of heavy condensation.
by deni2s
Thu 21 Jan, 2016 08:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Questions about roof headlining and seat bases
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Re: Questions about roof headlining and seat bases

I have seat motors for sale if interested. I have a pair of standard tanin red seats which I plan to part out, as selling them as whole might be difficult (heavy and bulky).
by deni2s
Sat 16 Jan, 2016 22:26
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

Oh, I see. I have the same flaking on one of the cars I acquired recently and it had serious typical a-pilar leak problem (and puddle under the seats). Looks like oxidation. I used some black touch-up paint as quick fix. (Garage queen is my other z3.) I know a lady who used nails lacquer instead of ...
by deni2s
Fri 15 Jan, 2016 13:27
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

There are signs at both A pillar corners of previous leaking with the paint flaking away, but they have never been any signs of moisture currently. I think I know what are you talking about, I think the primary cause of paint flaking away (actually that is some vinyl tape on windscreen surround) is...
by deni2s
Wed 13 Jan, 2016 22:07
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

+1 about the puddle under the carpet. The material here is like sponge, I think you will want to remove the seats on hot summer weekend and let it dry for a few days.
by deni2s
Wed 13 Jan, 2016 21:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: leaking soft top
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: leaking soft top

Search for famous "A-pilar leak".
by deni2s
Wed 13 Jan, 2016 21:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: K&N Air Filters oppinions please
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Re: K&N Air Filters oppinions please

BladeRunner919 wrote:Neither. Unless you have any evidence to show that the engine can draw in more air than the filter can pass, you'll just be wasting money.
This. On positive side your engine sound will improve on higher revs.
by deni2s
Tue 12 Jan, 2016 20:35
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

Tried to check what happens on my car, but with hardtop installed there is nothing visible at all. And it's winter and snow outside, so sorry. Try to ask at bimmerforums.com, there is a lot of knowledge around :)
by deni2s
Tue 12 Jan, 2016 16:21
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

bertiejaffa wrote:Not sure if that would allow water to enter though if it was missing?
Not so sure about it. I had it missing on one car for years and boot lid was always dry. Now I have one missing on the other car, will try to check now (I have hardtop fitted no sure if I will get there).
by deni2s
Tue 12 Jan, 2016 15:44
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

Do you have any idea what fills up the little triangle thing behind the shoulder of the seat? I can't see that being down to the roof seal? Which one ? is it the picture about 3 posts up? If so I cant quite picture where that is in the car My guess is in the area of hard top fittings? Bottom right ...
by deni2s
Mon 11 Jan, 2016 13:36
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

Re the 2nd air pump that goes quiet after start up, if I remember rightly these were fitted for the US market only for emissions purposes and not needed in the UK - they can be deleted -Gookah had a thread on it somewhere. I am also interested in this, I could remove secondary air pump on my us spe...
by deni2s
Mon 11 Jan, 2016 11:17
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

I think it's time to read the error codes.
by deni2s
Sat 09 Jan, 2016 20:08
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

You checked common z3 leak source on a-pilars right? Water on the seats usually is from that. You might have some bulbs burned out in your dashboard. And I think you can check for ABS and other modules through diagnostic cable with INPA. According to the book BMW Z Cars ABS on 1.8 was optional. Didn...
by deni2s
Fri 08 Jan, 2016 08:42
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

I've sorted out the FTDI driver and wiped all the INPA stuff from the disk and went back to look for the software that I originally downloaded....and the link has gone!! :head: So now I have a working cable and no software....sigh... Try this: LINK REMOVED Mod Edit: This link has been removed as it...
by deni2s
Tue 05 Jan, 2016 19:45
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

First of all, you need correct driver for your USB FTDI cable. Take version 2.10.00 from http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/D2XX.htm, don't take latest 2.12.00 - they have protection against non-genuine FT232RL chips. I wouldn't use software from cd which came with cable, usually it's very outdated. In...
by deni2s
Mon 04 Jan, 2016 10:53
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

Drain hole is in rubber bit.

Regarding mileage - if you think you are running too rich, it might be lambdas but if lambdas are ok, that might be some leak on exhaust side before the lambdas. You get air in, lambda thinks you are running too lean and makes AFR richer.
by deni2s
Thu 31 Dec, 2015 16:54
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

Read the errors from ECU, that should give you a clue if your lambda sensors need to be changed and if there are other problems. I would highly recommend to get some OBD2 cable and OBD2 to 20pin connector. So you can use it together with your laptop and use INPA and other diagnostic and tuning softw...
by deni2s
Thu 31 Dec, 2015 16:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 rhd facelift headlights with clear side markers
Replies: 2
Views: 940

Re: z3 rhd facelift headlights with clear side markers

"Cheap amber lens headlights" usually are from pre-facelift without chrome rings, with broken tabs and foggy. Funny that full headlight assembly are at the same price as lenses, IMHO they are still overpriced. If I wouldn't have clear lenses, I would just remove amber lenses and leave it so. Doesn't...
by deni2s
Wed 30 Dec, 2015 09:01
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

by deni2s
Tue 29 Dec, 2015 15:20
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

About the bulbs in the pod, that might be ok, that some are not present, but make sure that there are all the needed ones. Some clues you can find here: http://www.diagnostic-world.com/pages/z3_dash_warning_lights_206208.cfm (z3 doesn't have roll bar protection system, so that bulb is not needed, an...
by deni2s
Tue 29 Dec, 2015 15:14
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

And finally for today- has anyone fitted a USB socket in any of these blanks? Is there wiring present behind them? https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5767/23417632134_64d9abdafd.jpg IMG_2526 http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1976730-DIY-In-Dash-USB-Charger And check this thread too: http...
by deni2s
Tue 29 Dec, 2015 15:10
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Cinders

On the same theme.... What goes in these gaps please? https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5835/23678011299_2c023b2daa.jpg IMG_2525 Blank covers. On early cars there were seats heater switches, some have switch here for electric soft top. In the middle there could be also hardtop rear window defroster sw...
by deni2s
Tue 29 Dec, 2015 13:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 rhd facelift headlights with clear side markers
Replies: 2
Views: 940

z3 rhd facelift headlights with clear side markers

What is the market price for z3 rhd facelift headlights with clear side markers in good condition? Is there any demand for them?
by deni2s
Mon 28 Dec, 2015 20:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Bought, close the tread pls (z3m side mirrors)
Replies: 33
Views: 4546

Re: WTB: Z3M side mirrors, Z3M side grills

Actualy i heard something about risky "repairs" and risky "base swapping" that you can destroy that mirror completely. I am not sure and I dont know, but i am not the right person to do that i guess :D Bullshit. I had disassembled standard and m mirrors (still have m mirrors disassembled in a box) ...
by deni2s
Wed 23 Dec, 2015 09:10
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Bought, close the tread pls (z3m side mirrors)
Replies: 33
Views: 4546

Re: WTB: Z3M side mirrors, Z3M side grills

Looks like it's getting harder and harder to get this things and prices are going up.
by deni2s
Wed 16 Dec, 2015 10:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Beware - Aftermarket MAF
Replies: 8
Views: 1052

Re: Beware - Aftermarket MAF

You can try to chiptune ignition timing for higher octane, by default it is chiptuned for 91-95, so using 98 without chiptune will not give expected improvement.
Also try to reset adaptations and see what happens then.
by deni2s
Wed 16 Dec, 2015 10:44
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Black Leather Seats
Replies: 13
Views: 1754

Re: Z3M Black Leather Seats

Lexybhoy wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/321932658390
Not as good, but not far off.
Thanks, but I prefer m seats to sports. But still the price is very good.
by deni2s
Tue 15 Dec, 2015 20:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB: Drivers side door handle (inner)
Replies: 14
Views: 1236

Re: WTB: Drivers side door handle (inner)

I am referring to the plastic tab at the top of the handle (the housing for the mirror switch) I think you are referring to the lower metal tab at the lower end of te handle that is set into the handle. I have never seen one of those tabs break off the handle and this is a bigger problem. No, I am ...
by deni2s
Tue 15 Dec, 2015 19:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Black Leather Seats
Replies: 13
Views: 1754

Re: Z3M Black Leather Seats

Why did you advertised them here if you even didn't answered to my first post and sold on the side? I really wanted to buy these... :/ I sent you a pm explaining I wouldn't ship outside the UK. For someone who "really wanted to buy these" you didn't reply or follow up very well :? Just double check...
by deni2s
Tue 15 Dec, 2015 09:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB: Drivers side door handle (inner)
Replies: 14
Views: 1236

Re: WTB: Drivers side door handle (inner)

Denis, Not sure what you are referring to - but I've fit second-hand ones a number of times. As the molded plastic is old, a heavy handed passenger can snap the plastic area that holds the screw - but with care they will last a while. I've also managed to fix a broken part by using a fiber mat soak...
by deni2s
Tue 15 Dec, 2015 09:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Black Leather Seats
Replies: 13
Views: 1754

Re: Z3M Black Leather Seats

Why did you advertised them here if you even didn't answered to my first post and sold on the side? I really wanted to buy these... :/
by deni2s
Sun 13 Dec, 2015 23:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB: Drivers side door handle (inner)
Replies: 14
Views: 1236

Re: WTB: Drivers side door handle (inner)

You need a new one, not used one, they can't be used twice - one tab must be melted when fitting, so on used one you will already have one fitting point broken.
by deni2s
Sun 13 Dec, 2015 23:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: mirror switch mounting
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Re: mirror switch mounting

Switch mounts straight inside door handle, there is no separate "plastic moulding". I think you need to replace door handle with new one. And most probably you will need new plastic clips which are holding door cards to the door - the door handle is screwed to the door (probably torx 27) through doo...
by deni2s
Sun 13 Dec, 2015 22:56
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Cinders
Replies: 215
Views: 21271

Re: Unloved

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-Interface-OBD2-Cable-for-BMW-INPA-Ediabas-K-DCAN-With-FT232RL-Chip-/281696690085 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Car-Diagnostic-Cable-20-Pin-to-OBD2-16-Pin-Adapter-Cable-for-BMW-/261602705503 with your laptop (install INPA on it). That's the best, most flexible and cheape...
by deni2s
Sat 05 Dec, 2015 19:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Can't seem to find these wheels..
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Re: Can't seem to find these wheels..

18" x 8J or 17" Hijoin alloys, PCD 5 x 114.3, ET35
by deni2s
Sat 05 Dec, 2015 19:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA
Replies: 4
Views: 742

Re: INPA

11 GBP from Germany - http://www.ebay.com/itm/OBD2-for-BMW-Diagnostic-Interface-USB-Cable-Scanner-Scan-Tool-OBD-INPA-Ediabas-/121774213392?hash=item1c5a4f0910:g:blEAAOSw4HVWC4tP 6$ obd2 to 20pin adapter from China - http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-Pin-To-OBD2-Female-16Pin-Auto-Diagnostic-Connector-Tool-A...
by deni2s
Sat 05 Dec, 2015 18:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Newbie, will be looking for a z3
Replies: 29
Views: 3314

Re: Newbie, will be looking for a z3

Your wheels should fit on widebody car, maybe you will even want some spacers for them so they look even with the arches.