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by 1963paul
Sat 17 Dec, 2016 08:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.
Replies: 27
Views: 1997

Re: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.

Brian4 wrote:
1963paul wrote:'Tis the camshaft sensor and exhaust sensor, just waiting for BMW to deliver the parts :D .
Good simple repair and you will find the performance you had lost unknowingly.

That's so true!...drove to work this morning....sooooo nice :D
by 1963paul
Fri 16 Dec, 2016 11:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.
Replies: 27
Views: 1997

Re: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.

'Tis the camshaft sensor and exhaust sensor, just waiting for BMW to deliver the parts :D .
by 1963paul
Thu 15 Dec, 2016 14:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.
Replies: 27
Views: 1997

Re: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.

bertiejaffa wrote:If he says it is the Vanos I would ask for a 2nd opinion from Dr Vanos to be certain
Ok.....who's Dr Vanos
by 1963paul
Thu 15 Dec, 2016 11:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.
Replies: 27
Views: 1997

Re: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.

bowei001 wrote:It does have Vanos. It should be the M52TU engine which has Vanos on both inlet & exhaust. (Ours is a 1999 2.0)
Oh, thanks...could be expensive then, hope it's not that, and just a sensor playing up when hot.
by 1963paul
Thu 15 Dec, 2016 10:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.
Replies: 27
Views: 1997

Re: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.

Just dropped of my car at the garage, and the chap said "could be the vanos"....( he hasn't looked at it yet)...I said I didn't think the 2ltr had the vanos fitted, am I right?, does a 1999 2ltr 6 have the vanos fitted or not?
by 1963paul
Wed 07 Dec, 2016 11:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.
Replies: 27
Views: 1997

Re: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.

I might look into getting the sotware etc...I do have a redundant laptop which would be ideal...in the mean time, the car is booked in for next Thursday, and the mechanic (who has looked after all my cars for the last 20 odd years) says he's 95% sure it will be the crank sensor breaking down.
by 1963paul
Mon 05 Dec, 2016 23:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.
Replies: 27
Views: 1997

Re: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.

Ok, don't think I'll try anything into the air intake, I think a trip to my local garage and plug it in to a 'puter and see what, if any, codes comes up, I can see my self wasting a lot of time poking and hoping, thanks again for the suggestions.
by 1963paul
Mon 05 Dec, 2016 15:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.
Replies: 27
Views: 1997

Re: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.

Ok gents, thanks for the input, think I'll try Redex in the intake 1st to see if that clears a sticky valve, and go from there.
by 1963paul
Mon 05 Dec, 2016 12:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.
Replies: 27
Views: 1997

Re: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.

BladeRunner919 wrote:Yes, basically that. It refers to how heat 'soaks' into components from a hot engine when it isn't running, which are normally kept cool by the forward motion/fan/etc.
Ok, thanks :dunce:
by 1963paul
Mon 05 Dec, 2016 11:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.
Replies: 27
Views: 1997

Re: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.

Del wrote:From past experience my guess would also be "heat soak" into a failing cam sensor.
whats "heat soak" mean?....sensor breaking down when hot?
by 1963paul
Mon 05 Dec, 2016 10:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.
Replies: 27
Views: 1997

Re: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.

Ah, I'm glad we are all on the same page, I was thinking dirty/sticky ICV....I know when you clean it, it says you have to remove the valve, can I just spray something into the air cleaner, Redex maybe? Or something similar to clean it...then take it for a little blast to blow it through, or do I re...
by 1963paul
Sun 04 Dec, 2016 23:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Stalls when warms up....occasionally.
Replies: 27
Views: 1997

Stalls when warms up....occasionally.

1999 2litr Ok, my niggling problem is, my car starts fine, drives fine, no problems...but, sometimes, not every time, when I stop, say, to get some fuel, might be a couple of minutes, it won't start right away, just cuts out as soon as I let go of the ignition key, it will then start on 2nd attempt,...
by 1963paul
Fri 28 Oct, 2016 13:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: help with windscreen washers please
Replies: 34
Views: 2759

Re: Re:

After looking through RealOEM it would appear that Z4 and Z8 have no NRVs in the washer systems. :shock: Models with heated washer jets have the non-return valve built into the jet. I have also found RealOEM and BMW dealer parts diagrams to be incomplete when it comes to the washer system. If you e...
by 1963paul
Fri 28 Oct, 2016 12:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: help with windscreen washers please
Replies: 34
Views: 2759

Re: help with windscreen washers please

Can someone tell me, SHOULD water come out of those little holes in the back of the non return valves? Had a blocked filter in the bottom of the bottle, which is ok now, got water spraying out of the jets ok, bit also water coming out of those little holes. The holes look like they should be there f...
by 1963paul
Sun 24 Jul, 2016 15:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Does the ECU take time to settle down?
Replies: 26
Views: 2569

Re: Does the ECU take time to settle down?

Just like to say, it has "settled down", and all is ok now...took about 10 miles before it started to feel like it should :)
by 1963paul
Wed 20 Jul, 2016 06:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Does the ECU take time to settle down?
Replies: 26
Views: 2569

Re: Does the ECU take time to settle down?

Ok, so just drive it and see what happens over next 2-3 weeks. In this weather I am using my bike more often then not, so a couple of tanks of fuel may take longer 8-) ...I actually use the Z more in the winter :shock:
Thanks for the responses.
by 1963paul
Wed 20 Jul, 2016 00:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Does the ECU take time to settle down?
Replies: 26
Views: 2569

Re: Does the ECU take time to settle down?

So, do I need to re-set the ECU, or drive it around?...and how long before it re-tunes it self?' 10 mins, couple of days, so many miles?...
( thanks for quick response, must admit this heat is making sleeping a bit difficult)! :rtm:
by 1963paul
Tue 19 Jul, 2016 23:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Does the ECU take time to settle down?
Replies: 26
Views: 2569

Does the ECU take time to settle down?

Just had a perished hose replaced on the air intake ( was "hunting" on tick over, then plugs were fouling up, then start to mis-fire), that's all ok now, but on my 1st drive since it was replaced, I noticed it's a bit "sluggish", there a steep hill near where I live where before it would go up in 2n...
by 1963paul
Fri 12 Jun, 2015 13:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: This is why you change gearbox oil
Replies: 25
Views: 3037

Re: This is why you change gearbox oil

The HECK and MECH are on the print out for lsd difs as well. You need to look in the section below it which list the extras such as air bags etc. Which is where mine says Differential lock 25%. Some people say there is no issue with using LSD oil in non LSD diff others will site issues they have ha...
by 1963paul
Fri 12 Jun, 2015 12:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: This is why you change gearbox oil
Replies: 25
Views: 3037

Re: This is why you change gearbox oil

If your car has a Torsen LSD the old test of turning a wheel does not tell you anything - get a printout of your car's spcification frm any dealer - it's free in return for the last seven digits of the VIN code, such as LE 71381. If you mean the Vehicle Information from BMW Vin Decoder (BMWVIN.COM)...
by 1963paul
Fri 12 Jun, 2015 11:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: This is why you change gearbox oil
Replies: 25
Views: 3037

Re: This is why you change gearbox oil

Well I have ordered Castrol Syntrax Limited Slip 75w140...still not sure if it matters if it happens to be a non LSD fitted. :roll:
by 1963paul
Thu 11 Jun, 2015 13:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: This is why you change gearbox oil
Replies: 25
Views: 3037

Re: This is why you change gearbox oil

[/quote] Suppose using LSD type oil in the diff wont make a lot of difference if it happens to be a non-LSD....or will there be a problem? :dunce:[/quote]


So would using LSD type oil cause any longterm problems if it wasnt a LSD?
by 1963paul
Thu 11 Jun, 2015 11:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: This is why you change gearbox oil
Replies: 25
Views: 3037

Re: This is why you change gearbox oil

HECK is short for Heckantrieb, which is rear-wheel-drive. Thanks...think I'm going to have to lift the rear wheels, and spin one, and see if other wheel spins the other direction, just to be sure. Suppose using LSD type oil in the diff wont make a lot of difference if it happens to be a non-LSD.......
by 1963paul
Thu 11 Jun, 2015 10:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: This is why you change gearbox oil
Replies: 25
Views: 3037

Re: This is why you change gearbox oil

If you go to a site such as http://www.bmwvin.com/ and enter your VIN you will get all the details on your particular car and whether it has an LSD. Thanks for that, really helpful, cheers. Still non the wiser....on the VIN Decoder site, just says: Transmision- HECK, and Gearbox-MECH, no mention of...
by 1963paul
Wed 10 Jun, 2015 11:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: This is why you change gearbox oil
Replies: 25
Views: 3037

Re: This is why you change gearbox oil

Zed Free wrote:If you go to a site such as http://www.bmwvin.com/ and enter your VIN you will get all the details on your particular car and whether it has an LSD.

Thanks for that, really helpful, cheers.
by 1963paul
Wed 10 Jun, 2015 09:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: This is why you change gearbox oil
Replies: 25
Views: 3037

Re: This is why you change gearbox oil

Hello again...still trying to find the correct grade of oil for the diff....is my diff a "limited slip differential" type :?: ...its a 2 Ltr roadster, year 2000
by 1963paul
Tue 09 Jun, 2015 16:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: This is why you change gearbox oil
Replies: 25
Views: 3037

Re: This is why you change gearbox oil

Del wrote:Halfords range is not really good enough - particularly for the GL4 fully synthetic manual gearbox oil for the Z3

http://oilselector.castrol.com/c/uk/eng/search

OK Thanks for that.
by 1963paul
Tue 09 Jun, 2015 16:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: This is why you change gearbox oil
Replies: 25
Views: 3037

Re: This is why you change gearbox oil

I have a 2ltr Z3 roadster (year 2000)...I have been looking around on here for what type of oil for the gearbox and the diff...and can I get it in Halfords?
by 1963paul
Mon 27 Apr, 2015 11:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220827

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

2 new rear tyres, and 2 rear coil springs (one had snapped, didnt know :oops: ), and a new MOT. Annoying rattle gone now :D
by 1963paul
Tue 28 Oct, 2014 12:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: steering
Replies: 17
Views: 3035

Re: steering

I was travelling at 70mph only for a short distance, as it was a back road haven't tested it on either an A road or motorway, afraid I live out in the sticks, Tyres are new, but I must agree it is vastly different from driving a front wheel drive car, last one I drove was a Vauxhall Viva, oops givi...
by 1963paul
Tue 28 Oct, 2014 12:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: steering
Replies: 17
Views: 3035

Re: steering

I was travelling at 70mph only for a short distance, as it was a back road haven't tested it on either an A road or motorway, afraid I live out in the sticks, Tyres are new, but I must agree it is vastly different from driving a front wheel drive car, last one I drove was a Vauxhall Viva, oops givi...
by 1963paul
Fri 12 Sep, 2014 15:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air con pipes?
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Air con pipes?

And very expensive if they need replacing as I found out a couple of years ago! Oh....define "expensive"...tens or hundreds :cry: There are two pipes, from memory one is about £100 and the other shorter one £40ish plush some fluid. :( Thanks...I think I will try the cleaning and re-painting method ...
by 1963paul
Fri 12 Sep, 2014 13:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air con pipes?
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Air con pipes?

Alan W wrote:Common issue, I gently rubbed down the rust, painted it with some good rust killer / primer and painted over with black gloss and has been fine..
Thanks...that was what I was thinking of doing, now I know what it is...thanks all. :D
by 1963paul
Fri 12 Sep, 2014 12:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air con pipes?
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Air con pipes?

alec.m wrote:And very expensive if they need replacing as I found out a couple of years ago!
Oh....define "expensive"...tens or hundreds :cry:
by 1963paul
Fri 12 Sep, 2014 09:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air con pipes?
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Air con pipes?

Hi all...fairly new on here, Z3 2.0 owner since July. Had to do a few normal "Z3 type" maintanance things, un-jam the rise and lower mech on passenger seat...(then dry the carpet out, then find the leak in the door membrane, then buy a airbag re-set tool) :shake: Whilst looking around the engine bay...
by 1963paul
Fri 12 Sep, 2014 08:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ZRoadster.net Members with Diagnostic Kit
Replies: 90
Views: 29447

Re: ZRoadster.net Members with Diagnostic Kit

I have a airbag diagnostic and reset tool (B800). Tiverton, Devon.
by 1963paul
Sat 06 Sep, 2014 10:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: seat raise and lower
Replies: 22
Views: 2156

Re: seat raise and lower

If you've got soaked carpets you'll kill your hairdryer much before you dry them out, theres 6 inches of foam underneath! I took mine out and fully dried them with a wet vac and a week in the kitchen, was a pretty big job though since it requires the entire interior trim to be removed :shock: Hi......
by 1963paul
Sat 06 Sep, 2014 10:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: seat raise and lower
Replies: 22
Views: 2156

Re: seat raise and lower

XVar wrote:If you've got soaked carpets you'll kill your hairdryer much before you dry them out, theres 6 inches of foam underneath! I took mine out and fully dried them with a wet vac and a week in the kitchen, was a pretty big job though since it requires the entire interior trim to be removed :shock:
by 1963paul
Sat 06 Sep, 2014 10:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: seat raise and lower
Replies: 22
Views: 2156

Re: seat raise and lower

If you've got soaked carpets you'll kill your hairdryer much before you dry them out, theres 6 inches of foam underneath! I took mine out and fully dried them with a wet vac and a week in the kitchen, was a pretty big job though since it requires the entire interior trim to be removed :shock: Hi......