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by Cooper01
Sat 05 Jul, 2014 09:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Keys - lots of information
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Keys - lots of information

Hello, follow the link to some information regarding Z3 keys, new keys, programming keys, and some other information. It took me a long time and a lot of research to get this together and if anything is incorrect let me know and I will update it. Enjoy! https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=CC490168...
by Cooper01
Fri 04 Jul, 2014 15:26
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New to me z3
Replies: 13
Views: 1296

Re: New to me z3

Welcome from sunny New Norfolk Tasmania Australia. Well, NN anyway, not so sunny these days!

When I first got my Zed I was a bit worried I made a mistake.... but I am loving it more each day and the list of jobs to be done is getting smaller which adds to the enjoyment as well.
by Cooper01
Fri 04 Jul, 2014 09:56
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tyres - A post to accumulate members' experience
Replies: 50
Views: 10959

Re: Tyres - A post to accumulate members' experience

Well I got some new tires today. I wanted the Michelin Pilot Sport 3 but they did not have them in stock so I got the Pirelli P1 Cinturato. All four tires for a total of AUD$669 including all fitting, balance, and alignment - no more to pay just drive away. As expected the car is totally different a...
by Cooper01
Thu 03 Jul, 2014 15:59
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: roundels for Z3
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Re: roundels for Z3

Darn, next pay cheque I was gunna get some!
by Cooper01
Thu 03 Jul, 2014 15:55
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: MIDWEEK HUMOUR....
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: MIDWEEK HUMOUR....

This one is a bit long, but true and worth the read, from an Australian perspective: The way nature intended it to be; The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks he's a fool, and laughs and dances and pla...
by Cooper01
Wed 02 Jul, 2014 10:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: eating oil? 2.2
Replies: 20
Views: 657

Re: eating oil? 2.2

Hi I recommend: Take Zed for a spin to heat up the oil, remove the oil filter and replace also replace the two small O rings on the shaft, remove oil plug and let it all drain out. Replace the drain plug washer with a copper one being careful not to over-tighten. Replace oil with 5w40 full synthetic...
by Cooper01
Tue 01 Jul, 2014 13:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Can't get stereo out!
Replies: 12
Views: 330

Re: Can't get stereo out!

blueface wrote:I know what you mean. Was struggling to get the panel out so tried removing the front end to see if that helped. :)
Hahaha! If I didn't know better I would have guessed you were trying to remove the roll hoops! :lol:
by Cooper01
Tue 01 Jul, 2014 09:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyres Again
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Tyres Again

They just finished a huge post on tires in the forum. Have a look as the answer might be in there. Good luck.
by Cooper01
Tue 01 Jul, 2014 09:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Arthritic Zed!
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Arthritic Zed!

Gentlemen, if you know the best place to buy bushes and provide some estimated costs that will solve a whole lot of heartache for the guy

I got a quote for some bushes here in Australia and the prices were outrageous! I could actually get replacement arms from England for the price they quoted me.
by Cooper01
Mon 30 Jun, 2014 12:27
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: roundels for Z3
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Re: roundels for Z3

look up this part number on ebay! Awesome! 321445857279
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7x-Genuine-BL ... 4ad7aa87ff
by Cooper01
Mon 30 Jun, 2014 10:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: m44 mpg
Replies: 22
Views: 367

Re: m44 mpg

gIzzE wrote:You don't need to clarify, you need to understand that the light can come on with anywhere between 8-11 litres left .......The way you are doing it is pointless.
Agreed. Use actual figures as per above. It is the only accurate way.
by Cooper01
Mon 23 Jun, 2014 15:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Project - 1998 M Roadster
Replies: 80
Views: 11001

Re: New Project - 1998 M Roadster

I wish I had a fraction of your awesome skills!
Can you give us an update on the cost so far?
This thread has gone to instant legendary status. :cheers
Cooper
by Cooper01
Thu 12 Jun, 2014 14:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My quick fix solution for water free mirror bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: My quick fix solution for water free mirror bolts

You mean like smurf crap? :lol:
by Cooper01
Wed 11 Jun, 2014 02:41
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Seat belt guides:: NOW FOUND
Replies: 14
Views: 601

Re: Wanted: Seat belt guides

Make sure you read up on the procedure to replace them as it is quite a bit of work!

As a temporary fix I am using large gauge heat shrink tubing placed over the two ends. Hmmm might run out and do that now.
by Cooper01
Wed 11 Jun, 2014 02:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP. Assist with Key Cloning
Replies: 29
Views: 2913

Re: HELP. Assist with Key Cloning

Haha. I know what they will say regarding me getting a key cut there so it is a waste of time asking. However, not 100% about getting a new blank key....
by Cooper01
Wed 11 Jun, 2014 02:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Assistance please - Parts match? Ipanel
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Assistance please - Parts match? Ipanel

Thanks guys.
by Cooper01
Tue 10 Jun, 2014 16:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Assistance please - Parts match? Ipanel
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Assistance please - Parts match? Ipanel

PM sent! Off to bed now as 1 AM. Have a great evening/day. Cooper
by Cooper01
Tue 10 Jun, 2014 15:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Assistance please - Parts match? Ipanel
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Assistance please - Parts match? Ipanel

hi, I tried to PM you but it didn't work. may I send you some pix of the part to see if there is any noticeable damage? Cooper
by Cooper01
Tue 10 Jun, 2014 15:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP. Assist with Key Cloning
Replies: 29
Views: 2913

Re: HELP. Assist with Key Cloning

OK guys.... If I can find a virgin 10030A chipped key I will be buying the AK90 programmer and creating my own chip. There is no other cost effective way. I cannot buy a genuine BMW key from an overseas dealer [not allowed] and BMW will not sell a blank key [not here in Australia anyway] for securit...
by Cooper01
Tue 10 Jun, 2014 14:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Assistance please - Parts match? Ipanel
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Assistance please - Parts match? Ipanel

...... confirmed what Captain says... It will fit. You may need to remove the entire dash to Thanks a lot for the offer! They guy selling it to me got his out without removing the dash but he did say it took some force. Hmmm. have to think about that. 1/2 an hour is awesome. There is a section in h...
by Cooper01
Tue 10 Jun, 2014 11:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Urgent - Z1 - solidarity - subscription
Replies: 15
Views: 1648

Re: Urgent - Z1 - solidarity - subscription

He has been a member since 2007 and has 163 posts so I believe that his plea might be genuine. If it was his first post and a newby then I would be suspicious.
Sorry to hear about the desperate situation but I cannot assist.

Cooper
by Cooper01
Tue 10 Jun, 2014 09:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Assistance please - Parts match? Ipanel
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Assistance please - Parts match? Ipanel

Captain wrote:That will work :wink:
Thanks. I appreciate the quick response. Nice cars by the way!
by Cooper01
Tue 10 Jun, 2014 08:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Assistance please - Parts match? Ipanel
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Assistance please - Parts match? Ipanel

Hi Guys, I ask for some assistance regarding parts matching from some more experienced users, please. I need to replace the area around the instrument cluster as some fool pulled the top cover off braking the clips and wrecking the leather surround it is mounted above. :bawl: I have a 2001 2.2i VIN ...
by Cooper01
Mon 09 Jun, 2014 09:06
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: A few jobs done - a few left to do
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

Re: A few jobs done - a few left to do

Well done @pingu. That is a huge list and I am too scared to add up the cost of all that work. Thanks for sharing the list as I can use it for my list of things to do.
by Cooper01
Mon 09 Jun, 2014 08:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP. Assist with Key Cloning
Replies: 29
Views: 2913

Re: HELP. Assist with Key Cloning

[/quote] The AK90 will program a virgin EML 10030A chip key. The diamond head keys from Ebay have a PCF7935AS chip. Will the AK90 program a PCF7935AS chip? Cooper[/quote] Just found out the AK90 will not program the PCF7935AS chip. I now know what to do. I will get my hands on the 10030A chip key an...
by Cooper01
Mon 09 Jun, 2014 03:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP. Assist with Key Cloning
Replies: 29
Views: 2913

Re: HELP. Assist with Key Cloning

This guy has already done a step-by-step diy: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=14796416 Thanks, have seen that and only 1 question remains. I have been asking sellers of the AK90 and sellers of the diamond head keys this question and have not had a clear answer yet. All I get is techni...
by Cooper01
Sun 08 Jun, 2014 14:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP. Assist with Key Cloning
Replies: 29
Views: 2913

Re: HELP. Assist with Key Cloning

All I wanted was a spare key for my 1997 2.8 Roadster which has a separate remote control. Sytner Nottingham cutting a proper metal spare key for £43 BMW car club member (normally £50ish), ready in 48 hours. My mate has just had cut for his 2001 2.2 'Roady' too. Cheapest I can get so far AUD$270 wh...
by Cooper01
Sun 08 Jun, 2014 08:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door Mirrors that won't fold back!!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 398

Re: Door Mirrors that won't fold back!!!!!!

Here on this site is the solution to the problem, replace the housing but it's not that cheap. I will probably be doing the same soon but the car transport company broke mine so I am making a claim from them. http://zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=40839&p=378808&hilit=mirrors#p378808 :) Cooper
by Cooper01
Sat 07 Jun, 2014 07:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP. Assist with Key Cloning
Replies: 29
Views: 2913

Re: HELP. Assist with Key Cloning

Getting my blank "standard key" chipped - £140 getting a copy of the universal key made including chip etc.... £55
That is more like it.

By the way, am creating a document that explains everything we need to know about keys. When it is proof read I will release it for everyone.
by Cooper01
Fri 06 Jun, 2014 07:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP. Assist with Key Cloning
Replies: 29
Views: 2913

Re: HELP. Assist with Key Cloning

You do not program the EWS to recognise the new key - it has to be one of the 8 chips - but you can tell the car not to respond to one or more of the keys (in case one is lost for example). You can actually reprogram the EWS using an AK90, which costs about £50. Have a look at this: http://www.card...
by Cooper01
Tue 03 Jun, 2014 15:33
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: deni2s Z3
Replies: 111
Views: 23422

Re: deni2s Z3

I thought the tow hook was a car enthusiast nipple ring :lol:
by Cooper01
Tue 03 Jun, 2014 15:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: First Aid kit
Replies: 17
Views: 835

Re: First Aid kit

I recommend sending that hood cover to me to make room for the medical kit! :lol:
by Cooper01
Tue 03 Jun, 2014 15:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP. Assist with Key Cloning
Replies: 29
Views: 2913

Re: HELP. Assist with Key Cloning

Robert T wrote:What price did the dealer give for a "grey service key", which comes without remote control electronics?

Cheers R.
Hi I did not get a quote for that but will ask tomorrow. I just read through the posts and saw that you mentioned the grey key. I will post the reply. Thanks.
by Cooper01
Tue 03 Jun, 2014 14:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Car stalling in traffic - P0173 error code
Replies: 40
Views: 2554

Re: Car not keeping minimum RPMs

bertiejaffa wrote:Cheers for the comments fella... (hoping to attempt my first ever oil change in a few weeks :oops: ).
make sure you change those two small O rings in the oil filter area on the shaft! :)
by Cooper01
Tue 03 Jun, 2014 14:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Green Button in Boot
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: Green Button in Boot

lightning wrote:As the Z3 was used in a Bond movie, l always thought that the green pull wire in the boot was an emergency self-destruct device, so was afraid to try it out.
Haha. That explains why so many people disable it - they are scared it will blow something up, eject someone, or send rockets out. :D
by Cooper01
Tue 03 Jun, 2014 12:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP. Assist with Key Cloning
Replies: 29
Views: 2913

Re: HELP. Assist with Key Cloning

Ok guys, I am having trouble getting quotes for additional keys except from the dealers at $620. so; A. There is a device which is called a AK90 and the Ebay part is 360909046922. I will pull the EWS and make sure the chip is one of those identified as OK. I have reviewed some videos on it any it's ...
by Cooper01
Tue 03 Jun, 2014 11:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Standard or Super unleaded?
Replies: 75
Views: 4801

Re: Standard or Super unleaded?

BladeRunner919 wrote:
Cooper01 wrote:I tried to upload a small screen capture but it wont allow me :(
Read this: http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7658
Thanks.
by Cooper01
Tue 03 Jun, 2014 10:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Green Button in Boot
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: Green Button in Boot

I think mine is metal. Have a look at the parts diagram: look here

http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/Z3-Ro ... _tail_trim

cooper
by Cooper01
Tue 03 Jun, 2014 09:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Standard or Super unleaded?
Replies: 75
Views: 4801

Re: Standard or Super unleaded?

I have just started keeping data on fuel consumption comparisons using 98. Standard here is 91, then 95, then 98 as top shelf stuff.
I shall post updates from time to time. I tried to upload a small screen capture but it wont allow me :(
by Cooper01
Tue 03 Jun, 2014 08:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M and Z3 Bumpers lights and body panels
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: Z3M and Z3 Bumpers lights and body panels

I just found out that I have a z3m front bumper installed on my standard 2.2i Z3. This means I cannot have foggies. So, now I am looking for the black plastic insert for the passenger side that directs air to the brakes. If someone has one I would appreciate it!

Cooper
by Cooper01
Tue 03 Jun, 2014 08:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Green Button in Boot
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: Green Button in Boot

Hi, That is the emergency petrol cap lock release strap. If the central locking does open the lock then you pull on that to do it manually. If your central locking does not lock your cap then someone may have pulled out the power cord to it like they did on mine and another members. It is easily res...
by Cooper01
Sat 31 May, 2014 13:08
Forum: Performance
Topic: Oil choice...
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: Oil choice...

Make sure you change the two small o rings on the shaft that hold the oil filter in. If those fail you open yourself to issues. Should be done every oil change.
by Cooper01
Thu 29 May, 2014 14:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP. Assist with Key Cloning
Replies: 29
Views: 2913

Re: HELP. Assist with Key Cloning

Thanks guys. Please let me clarify. I have a friend in the UK - should be arriving tonight and she will be there for some time. I can provide her or someone in the UK with all the REAL paperwork, receipt/passport/registration papers/driver's licence and she could collect and bring back. Alternativel...
by Cooper01
Thu 29 May, 2014 12:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: HELP. Assist with Key Cloning
Replies: 29
Views: 2913

HELP. Assist with Key Cloning

Hi Guys, I only have 1 key and would like it CLONED or another key made as a spare. The dealers here want AUD$620 for a second key which is extortionate. I am getting quotes for local locksmiths but the minimum [unconfirmed] price is $150-$300. It is a Z3 roadster, 2.2i, 2001 model, M54B22 engine, k...
by Cooper01
Tue 20 May, 2014 10:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: HARDTOP....1 DAY LEFT - 0 BIDS
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: HARDTOP....1 DAY LEFT - 0 BIDS

If that was in Australia I would have snapped it up immediately! [need the mounting brackets too of course]. :(
by Cooper01
Tue 20 May, 2014 10:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Injector Cleaning Fluid
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Injector Cleaning Fluid

I accidentally double dosed my Zed with the stuff and have had no issues whatsoever.
by Cooper01
Sat 17 May, 2014 11:56
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Rough idle & running
Replies: 49
Views: 4613

Re: Rough idle & running

Hi Jordy, please give us an update on how you went and what was eventually done to fix the issue. Thanks. Cooper01 :rtm:
by Cooper01
Fri 16 May, 2014 12:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tire sizes and recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: Tire sizes and recommendations

BladeRunner919 wrote:Your speedo will be incorrect (you'll be going faster than indicated).
damn, forgot about that! Thanks. :oops:
by Cooper01
Fri 16 May, 2014 12:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tire sizes and recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Tire sizes and recommendations

The 2001 2.2i comes with 225x50x16 wheels and I am thinking of changing this to 225x65x16. Why? 1. to give the car a couple of cm lift 2. increase side wall to make the steering a bit lighter with more 'give' or free play 3. may assist with tramlining which can happen on bumpy or irregular surfaces ...
by Cooper01
Wed 14 May, 2014 13:03
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M and Z3 Bumpers lights and body panels
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: Z3M and Z3 Bumpers lights and body panels

HI, do you have a set of fog lights including the black blank plates? I live in Australia so parts can be posted.... Thanks.