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by Brian4
Tue 06 Oct, 2015 17:21
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WTB - Z3 3.0i - Anyone fancy selling?
Replies: 37
Views: 5528

Re: WTB - Z3 3.0i - Anyone fancy selling?

Congrats on the purchase, I look forward to seeing your updates, you must have a garage full of stuff ready for this car :) Thanks Brian, I have a good collection of bits ready to go; some from my last build but also various bits I've bought over the last couple years in anticipation...! Firstly I ...
by Brian4
Mon 05 Oct, 2015 18:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2002 2.2 Wheel Sensors
Replies: 18
Views: 1063

Re: 2002 2.2 Wheel Sensors

Hi Lancsbob Just a thought you said originally that you had both brake light and DSC light on. If correct do your brake lights work as the brake switch can fail and this is linked into the dsc module and also does the light come on on the dash for the handbrake. If you pm me you email I can send you...
by Brian4
Sat 03 Oct, 2015 19:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.
Replies: 22
Views: 1078

Re: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.

Now I understand why you want the front raised as well. Send Southernboy a PM he may have some in stock or could sort you some out.
by Brian4
Sat 03 Oct, 2015 17:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.
Replies: 22
Views: 1078

Re: The Kit/Bits and pieces to raise the Z3 seat front.

Southernboy does a kit to raise the front of the seat, but why do you not lower the rear of the seat. use 15mm spacers rather than 30mm. The kit Southerboy does I think include taper washers so that there is full contact between the seat rails and the floor of the car to take account of the change i...
by Brian4
Tue 29 Sep, 2015 20:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pressure Sensor Error Code 5E20
Replies: 14
Views: 1355

Re: Pressure Sensor Error Code 5E20

Yaw sensor under the seat. It is the one mounted on the floor also called transverse acceleration sensor. http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n601/Brian428/DSCF1431.jpg If you disconnect the battery overnight it does clear the fault until you drive for a few miles. Did you feel the brakes momentaril...
by Brian4
Tue 29 Sep, 2015 19:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pressure Sensor Error Code 5E20
Replies: 14
Views: 1355

Re: Pressure Sensor Error Code 5E20

Is this to do with the fault you have/had with DSC/brake warning light? The DSC sytem is additional to the ABS system and has 2 pressure sensors on the master cylinder, 4 wheel speed sensors, steering angle sensor, DSC control unit, and 2 sensors under the passenger footwell. The yaw sensor is known...
by Brian4
Wed 23 Sep, 2015 19:55
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hi, Newbie
Replies: 12
Views: 1592

Re: Hi, Newbie

Hi an d welcome from Leicestershire. Nice looking car you have there, looks as if you have caught the bug already. Keep in touch and ask any questions and we will try to answer them.
Keep an eye on @check your diary' area for any meet ups you may be interested in.
by Brian4
Tue 22 Sep, 2015 16:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hard top locating hole cover
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: Hard top locating hole cover

Try ringing local BMW and ask for part no 54218411334 that is the part no from realoem for the right hand one. and same for all Z3 pre/post facelift should be about £5.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=54_0204 part 35
by Brian4
Fri 18 Sep, 2015 15:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alloy wheel fitment
Replies: 23
Views: 2106

Re: Alloy wheel fitment

17" AC Schnizter type II They are 7.5 width and et 35. My opinion but 17 are fine on the z3 if you go much bigger diam the tyre profile has to be reduced and gives a harder ride. 19's are too big as the disc then looks too small for the wheel especially at the rear.
by Brian4
Thu 17 Sep, 2015 19:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alloy wheel fitment
Replies: 23
Views: 2106

Re: Alloy wheel fitment

Hi Rob Just to make things a bit easier most BMW wheels from 3 series will fit on the Z3 most 5 series wheels will have too small an offset (ET) to fit to fit and will stick out too far also the E39 wheels (5 series) have a slightly bigger centre bore. The Z3M rear wheels have a very small offset an...
by Brian4
Wed 16 Sep, 2015 20:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alloy wheel fitment
Replies: 23
Views: 2106

Re: Alloy wheel fitment

try putting the sizes into this, I think you will find they will stick out 25 to 30mm more than those as standard.

http://www.willtheyfit.com/
by Brian4
Tue 15 Sep, 2015 20:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 1122

Re: Tyres

Drop links for the front make a difference as well. I am told the cars run better on Assymetrical tyres.
by Brian4
Sun 30 Aug, 2015 14:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fitting an air con unit.
Replies: 7
Views: 722

Re: Fitting an air con unit.

It can be fitted, probably the easiest way is to get all the parts from a z3 being scrapped. If you look here on realoem is shows all the parts in the aircon system http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partgrp?id=CN52-EUR-06-2000-Z3-BMW-Z3_30i&mg=64 Replacement heater unit, evaporator, compressor, hoses,...
by Brian4
Wed 26 Aug, 2015 19:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Part identification
Replies: 8
Views: 689

Re: Part identification

Wonders of the net Is the thread you were meaning Brian. it shows where the thermo switch should be fitted. http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28398 Fed by fuse 24 . If you unplug it you can test it's continuity by sticking it in the fridge for a few minutes and then see if there is any ...
by Brian4
Sat 22 Aug, 2015 18:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight switch knob
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: Headlight switch knob

Somebody must have been there before and lost the nut or couldn't be bothered to refit it.
It is a lock nut done up tight to stop the switch being unscrewed when you adjust the dash lights intensity.
by Brian4
Sat 22 Aug, 2015 17:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: An age old topic "wheels"
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: An age old topic "wheels"

Just used the wheel size calculator and from those figures you quoted the inside is 14.7mm closer to the strut so as David says 5mm spacers should give you the clearance you need and then will stick out 15mm more than now. http://www.willtheyfit.com/index.php?width=225&aspect=45&diameter=17&wheelwid...
by Brian4
Tue 18 Aug, 2015 19:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 2044

Re: Fuel

I think it was all cars made after 1992 had to run on unleaded fuel. Leaded fuel was withdrawn from sale in 2000 and was hard to find before then. The BMW engines of hat era were designed to run on unleaded. It could be that the person telling you could be confusing with the higher octane fuel recco...
by Brian4
Tue 11 Aug, 2015 19:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacing of rear window service in the Midlands
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: Replacing of rear window service in the Midlands

I used this guy when we had ours replaced and does a very good job. Based in Coventry.

http://www.softtops.org.uk/
by Brian4
Tue 21 Jul, 2015 18:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Flat spot and pinking cured
Replies: 15
Views: 1655

Re: Flat spot and pinking cured

Thanks TWO for the part number and Gordon for highlighting this. Checked mine last night and it looked just like yours TWO. Until I get one ordered I used superglue to join the splits together and the wrapped in tape, made a much snugger fit going back on than when it came off. In fact it came off t...
by Brian4
Sat 18 Jul, 2015 18:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Zipped Rear Window
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: Zipped Rear Window

Once the window is fitted the pull thingy for the zip comes off and 2 staples are put over the zip to stop it coming undone.

The window doesn't unzip like the Mk1 mx5 window.
by Brian4
Wed 08 Jul, 2015 20:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Track rods
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: Track rods

Here is a link to the full track rod including the part that goes in the rack. If heating doesn't work you will have to replace the whole lot. The stupid split design is there so that the tracking can be adjusted, the only stupid bit is they were assembled dry 15+ years ago and weather has got into ...
by Brian4
Tue 07 Jul, 2015 17:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3rd brake light bulb holder
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: 3rd brake light bulb holder

Looks like this is the page you need part no.5

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=63_0312
by Brian4
Mon 06 Jul, 2015 19:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Adjust speedo for significantly larger wheels/tyre combo
Replies: 27
Views: 1610

Re: Adjust speedo for significantly larger wheels/tyre combo

After denis2 said about changing the dials got me thinking. The S54 engined Z3M has a different pulse generator for the speedo in the differential so perhaps changing this may alter the speedo readout as well. Part number 62168355008 in the S54 and 2.8's and 62168357020 in all other Z3s Might be wor...
by Brian4
Sun 05 Jul, 2015 15:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 227093

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Front suspension is best stripped down, wire brushed and I painted ours with Hammerite, couple of coats to make sure all is well covered. Before http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n601/Brian428/WP_20150127_005_zps0c2d4e0e.jpg After http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n601/Brian428/WP_20150212_003_z...
by Brian4
Sun 05 Jul, 2015 15:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone tried borbets A
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: Anyone tried borbets A

So from your trial fit it seems to prove that the maximum offset for Z3 is about ET 38.
ET8 + 30mm that they stick out = 38
by Brian4
Wed 01 Jul, 2015 15:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Widest Wheel/Tyre on Z3 (Widebody)
Replies: 20
Views: 2307

Re: Widest Wheel/Tyre on Z3 (Widebody)

Wheels from an E39 will need 'spigot rings' as the centre bore is a bigger diameter than those for the Z3. I think it was only E39 for some reason had the bigger bore and most others will fit.
E39 are 74.1mm and most of the rest are 72.5mm,
by Brian4
Thu 25 Jun, 2015 17:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Semi Automatic?
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Semi Automatic?

The auto boxes in the facelift are called 'steptronic' 5 speed as they work in full auto, move the lever to the left and is sport auto. (holds the gears to higher revs before changing) and manual. push lever forward to go up the gears and back to go down. In manual the gearbox will still change down...
by Brian4
Tue 23 Jun, 2015 21:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wing Mirror Corrosion?
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Wing Mirror Corrosion?

Just a bargaining point.Don't try and force them to move until you have read the repair guide on here somewhere. Not a deal breaker and most have suffered or are suffering from the problem.
by Brian4
Sun 21 Jun, 2015 14:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: hey what are these?
Replies: 7
Views: 750

Re: hey what are these?

Looks like the cover for access to the roof motor hinges on a Z4. Twist the black thingy and should unclip.
by Brian4
Sat 20 Jun, 2015 13:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: First Test Drive of a 2.8 Z3
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: First Test Drive of a 2.8 Z3

As far as I know the gearboxes are reliable enough, but might benefit from an oil change as a few have said improves things, mines and auto so can't comment from personal experience.
by Brian4
Fri 19 Jun, 2015 19:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhaust rasp has gone after air inlet changed.2.2i
Replies: 18
Views: 1938

Re: Exhaust rasp has gone after air inlet changed.2.2i

Robert why ask you when you don't know where it is. The flap is in the well behind the left rear wheel. It is a small black box with 2 vac pipes and 2 wires. It works from the vacuum in the inlet manifold and the electric opens the valve to allow the vacuum to the flap valve on the right hand of the...
by Brian4
Thu 18 Jun, 2015 16:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhaust rasp has gone after air inlet changed.2.2i
Replies: 18
Views: 1938

Re: Exhaust rasp has gone after air inlet changed.2.2i

The plot thickens cos mine has the pipework and electric valve but no flap or actuator in the rear pipes. It is the original exhaust or at least a one piece exhaust and real OEM says that they are not fitted to auto cars. mine is a year 2000 model.
by Brian4
Tue 16 Jun, 2015 19:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhaust rasp has gone after air inlet changed.2.2i
Replies: 18
Views: 1938

Re: Exhaust rasp has gone after air inlet changed.2.2i

Zed Free wrote:2.2 does not have the exhaust flap. Wide open all the time. Lovely sound To go with the lovely smooth engine.

Same as my 3.0 auto great sound 6 cylinders on song.
by Brian4
Mon 15 Jun, 2015 20:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cruise control retrofit
Replies: 45
Views: 4570

Re: Cruise control retrofit

I think that is for the alarm module interior movement I think.
by Brian4
Mon 15 Jun, 2015 20:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhaust rasp has gone after air inlet changed.2.2i
Replies: 18
Views: 1938

Re: Exhaust rasp has gone after air inlet changed.2.2i

I would think the one to the closed box goes to the flap in the exhaust which opens under full load. ie high vacuum in the inlet.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=18_0383
by Brian4
Mon 15 Jun, 2015 17:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Original specifications information using VIN Number
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Original specifications information using VIN Number

Hi Barry

It's the second post down 'Original Build Data' as a sticky.

There is also this

http://users.belgacom.net/bmw_z3/bmw_z3_interior.htm
by Brian4
Wed 10 Jun, 2015 18:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Seat belt tensenoir
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: Seat belt tensenoir

Can't see why you have to point it out really Because I had no idea of what it was. Indeed, still don't. But, can we assume you have a dyslexic sense of humour too? Bit harsh really. especially as most people can read a written sentence with letters missing or changed. S1M1L4RLY, Y0UR M1ND 15 R34D1...
by Brian4
Mon 08 Jun, 2015 21:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheels size question
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: Wheels size question

Here is a list of all BMW wheels. in German but easy enough to work through.

You need wheels from a 3 series or another zed.
See you tomorrow
http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/
by Brian4
Sun 31 May, 2015 20:52
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Z3 newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 965

Re: Z3 newbie

Hi and welcome from near Leicester. Shout up if you need any help. Pics and details appreciated as well.
by Brian4
Sun 31 May, 2015 17:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Warning light - gearbox electrics?
Replies: 7
Views: 978

Re: Warning light - gearbox electrics?

Has it gone off when you have restarted the car? If so all ok car has had a giddy bout. If still on needs to be on diagnostics.
by Brian4
Sun 31 May, 2015 17:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel Size Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 2146

Re: Wheel Size Advice

Deeper dish means smaller offset. The ///M has it as the rear half shafts and trailing arms are different to the 2.8 and facelift cars. In effect the rear is from the narrow body car but in a wide body shell. if that makes sense.
by Brian4
Fri 29 May, 2015 20:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel Size Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 2146

Re: Wheel Size Advice

Looks as if those wheels were off a 6 or 7 series as they are the oly ones with an offset that low.
by Brian4
Fri 22 May, 2015 18:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 227093

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Replacement floor mats.
BMW velour ones from a 3 series fit brilliantly and much nicer feel. I guessed they would fit when I tried the ones from our 5 series and they fitted fine. £8.50 so still some bargains on -bay
by Brian4
Mon 18 May, 2015 17:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Clear Indicators - Pair
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: Wanted: Clear Indicators - Pair

Main dealers £36 +vat or give this gut a shout and see if if does just the repeaters.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PAIR-OF-CLEAR ... 3f4bf603a5
by Brian4
Thu 14 May, 2015 22:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 227093

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Hi Pete I haven't changed the ARB bushes yet as mine were still tight . I was going to put standard rubber ones on though just to keep the ride not too harsh. I have polybushh control arm bushes just for ease of changing. Hope you get sorted. There is some wobble over really bumpy roads but much bet...
by Brian4
Thu 14 May, 2015 18:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 227093

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Hi Koolflyer it looks as if your drop links are worn as well. The Meyle ones are very good quality when I changed mine. made a good difference to the handling as well.

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by Brian4
Thu 14 May, 2015 18:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: power steering pipe mystery
Replies: 7
Views: 884

Re: power steering pipe mystery

Just a thought and I guess you are in Lincolnshire from your signature but might be worth contacting these. I know they fit hydraulic hoses to most items of plant and I'm sure they could make up what you want as to cost unsure. I've thought about asking them when I see them on site but never got rou...
by Brian4
Sat 09 May, 2015 15:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Leather . Leather ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1741

Re: Leather . Leather ?

E45 cream is good.
by Brian4
Thu 07 May, 2015 20:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ac type 3 18 wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: ac type 3 18 wheels

Agree with Johntt.
5 series wheels have a smaller offset so will stick out more than zed or 3 series wheels so spacers will make it worse.

here's a link to BMW wheels.
http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/
by Brian4
Tue 28 Apr, 2015 19:03
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Duxford Spring Car Show 03/05/15
Replies: 91
Views: 14261

Re: Duxford Spring Car Show 03/05/15

Hi phil

Should be there 09.30 ish so will help when we get in