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Z3m Roadster

Post by S10OTY » Mon 01 Apr, 2013 21:29

Hello,

I am a newbie to forums and also a newbie to my Z3m.

My car is 1998 Z3m Roadster 19k only had inspection 1.

I took her for a long run Swansea too Pembroke then Pembroke too Devon. She (Sooty) started the run lovely loads of power lovely engine note, but on the leg of the journey from Pembroke to Devon (after the over night stop at Pembroke) she became a bit lumpy a juddery at low revs, and there was a loss of power and a bit of slow throttle response.
she has just had her MOT and a quick once over by the mechanic to check she was sound and he didn't find any problems, the car has been garaged all her life and hasn't left the garage for the last 5/6 years. Before i take her to BMW and give them my life savings to find the problem just wondered if anybody could let me know of anything i need to check or have checked.

Thanks in advance

Chris

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Re: Z3m Roadster

Post by Gazza » Mon 01 Apr, 2013 21:45

Welcome to the Forum :wink:

Find yourself a good BMW Independent and have a diagnostic check. The car has been laid up for years, did you have an oil change etc and new fuel ?
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Re: Z3m Roadster

Post by TitanTim » Mon 01 Apr, 2013 21:52

This is one of downsides of low mileages in that the car can possibly go with never being serviced as the owner goes by the dash lights rather than rule of thumb timescale. Best to have the oil changed along with brake fluid and coolant every 2 years regardless, problem is with Ms no-one is going to spent that sort of cash when doing a low mileage and just go by the dash lights.

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Re: Z3m Roadster

Post by S10OTY » Mon 01 Apr, 2013 22:12

Yes all fresh fuel before the run, there was only a tiny tiny bit in the tank so brimmed her with shell optimax. No oil change though yet, ill get it booked in for a inspection 2 and to run the diagnostics, hopefully find the problem and get it resolved and then be back on top form.

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Re: Z3m Roadster

Post by S10OTY » Wed 03 Apr, 2013 21:33

Took car to garage 2 plugs had broken down, so new set of plugs and a full service and she was good to go! :lol:

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Post by Del » Wed 03 Apr, 2013 22:25

Nice, simple, non-serious fix. As you car has very low mileage (and only had an Inspection 1) they were probably the originals :D

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Post by miller1098 » Wed 03 Apr, 2013 22:47

changing the plugs is good fun DIY because you get to use that funny bendy socket attachment thats in your tool box and never get the chance to use .I cant wait to get to the cylinder next to the engine,get my bendy tool out and slide it down the hole "heaven" :oops: ,im getting exited thinking about it i think ill order another set of plugs!

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Post by tags » Wed 03 Apr, 2013 22:55

glad you found the problem. I was going to suggest plugs until you said it was fixed. I had the same issue recently, however, this is the second set of plugs for me.

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Post by miller1098 » Wed 03 Apr, 2013 23:11

tags wrote:glad you found the problem. I was going to suggest plugs until you said it was fixed. I had the same issue recently, however, this is the second set of plugs for me.

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Re: Z3m Roadster

Post by S10OTY » Fri 05 Apr, 2013 18:23

The plugs where the originals! so they are a few years old now! running a lot smoother, quicker and better on fuel now after the service win win! thanks for info!
hope the weather is nice this weekend now roof down!

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Re: Z3m Roadster

Post by Boysie » Fri 05 Apr, 2013 21:37

S10OTY wrote:so brimmed her with shell optimax.
I think the ///M prefers Shell vtec
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Post by Robert T » Fri 05 Apr, 2013 22:17

Boysie wrote:I think the ///M prefers Shell vtec
What's that then? I think you mean V-Power. :wink:

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Re: Z3m Roadster

Post by Gazza » Fri 05 Apr, 2013 22:18

Ray must be hitting the Turps :lol:
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Post by Boysie » Sat 06 Apr, 2013 00:09

Robert T wrote:
Boysie wrote:I think the ///M prefers Shell vtec
What's that then? I think you mean V-Power. :wink:

Cheers R.

LOL I dont where that came from :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by gookah » Sat 06 Apr, 2013 12:20

Boysie wrote:
Robert T wrote:
Boysie wrote:I think the ///M prefers Shell vtec
What's that then? I think you mean V-Power. :wink:

Cheers R.

LOL I dont where that came from

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