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by leahandsteve
Mon 21 Aug, 2017 20:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS fault unsolvable bricked car
Replies: 20
Views: 3690

Re: ABS fault unsolvable bricked car

Managed to fix my ABS module last week. Removed the control unit, sealed unit so cut the lid off with a Dremel. 2 broken solder joints inside, resoldered. Fitted the lid and sealed with black silicone sealer. ABS light was still on, drove for 1/4 mile, lights went out and stayed out. Now lights go o...
by leahandsteve
Sun 19 Mar, 2017 19:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear Brake Pipe Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Re: Rear Brake Pipe Replacement

If you can remove the old one and measure the length, then any decent motor factors can make you one up.
by leahandsteve
Wed 15 Mar, 2017 20:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sticky Brake Caliper?
Replies: 13
Views: 2121

Re: Sticky Brake Caliper?

You can usually pump the piston out once the pads are removed, just using the break pedal.

A bit messy once the piston pops out, just have a bowl underneath.

Thats how i did mine.
by leahandsteve
Sun 12 Mar, 2017 18:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sticky Brake Caliper?
Replies: 13
Views: 2121

Re: Sticky Brake Caliper?

Just done this last week, very easy to do.

A kit to do both rears from Big Red £43 delivered, comes with pistons, all seals, grease.

The other essential piece of kit is a Sealy VS820 pressure bleeder, makes bleeding a doddle.
by leahandsteve
Sun 19 Jun, 2016 20:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Antifreeze Capacity? where's it hiding?
Replies: 9
Views: 1502

Re: Antifreeze Capacity? where's it hiding?

TYpe in last 7 digits of your vin into this:

http://www.bmw-z1.com/VIN/VINdecode-e.cgi

will tell you all you need to know.
by leahandsteve
Sun 13 Sep, 2015 19:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Nasty noise diagnosis
Replies: 12
Views: 1322

Re: Nasty noise diagnosis

I had a similar noise on my E36 M3, was coming and going and changed with engine noise.

Finally traced it to the plastic undertray, part of the fixings had broken away causing the undertray to rub against the air con pulley.
by leahandsteve
Thu 19 Mar, 2015 21:47
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted rear wheel arch liner
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Wanted rear wheel arch liner

Got my arch liner, exactly as described, very happy.

Thanks Andy.
by leahandsteve
Fri 13 Mar, 2015 20:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted rear wheel arch liner
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Wanted rear wheel arch liner

Pm sent
by leahandsteve
Thu 12 Mar, 2015 19:34
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted rear wheel arch liner
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Wanted rear wheel arch liner

Anyone got one for a 1999 pre facelift, passenger side rear?

Im located in Bucks, J5 M40.

Thanks.
by leahandsteve
Mon 26 Dec, 2011 12:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Traction control + ABS lights permanently on
Replies: 4
Views: 550

You can unplug each sensor without removing it and meausre the resistance.

A good sensor will read about 1000 Ohms.
by leahandsteve
Sat 26 Mar, 2011 20:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: No ABS light (update)
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Does your handbrake warning light still work?
They are fed from the same fuse, think it's number 27 from memory.
by leahandsteve
Tue 08 Mar, 2011 17:58
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: SANDAL BMW Huddersfield - Avoid
Replies: 9
Views: 2389

Back in 1998 I purchased a brand spanking new z3, after a couple of days I noticed a screw in the front tyre.
Took it to a local tyre place, they whipped off the tyre and found it to be full of tyre weld !!!!!!!
BMW dealer denied all knowledge but replaced it free of charge.
by leahandsteve
Thu 17 Feb, 2011 19:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: After an OEM sticker, can anyone help?
Replies: 11
Views: 623

That sticker is identical to the one in my 1994 M3 Coupe. I also have a second sticker the same size at the opposite end of the cluster telling you to check your oil regularly. And the running in sticker on the windscreen is the best one: First 1000 miles dont go over 107mph First 5000 miles dont go...
by leahandsteve
Thu 17 Feb, 2011 19:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Newbie help please !! ABS and ASC light on ? rear window
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Measure the resistance across pins 1 and 2 on each sensor, a good sensor will read about 1000 Ohms.
by leahandsteve
Mon 14 Feb, 2011 17:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS and ASC lights on
Replies: 21
Views: 3294

Got the exact same problem, lights would come on intermittently. Then over the last few months they are on all the time. The resistance of each sensor measures 1000 Ohms which is correct and using an oscilloscope I can see the waveform generated by each sensor and they are okay. I thought I would th...
by leahandsteve
Sun 30 Jan, 2011 21:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted standard rear springs
Replies: 3
Views: 365

You have PM
by leahandsteve
Sun 30 Jan, 2011 15:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted standard rear springs
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Wanted standard rear springs

Anyone got a standard pair for a 99 1.9 z3?
by leahandsteve
Fri 17 Sep, 2010 19:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Exhaust failure - advice wanted (glasgow)
Replies: 7
Views: 1140

Had exactly the same break in exactly the same place. The exhaust is ordinary mild steel and very easy to weld. I took mine off and welded it up and it has been fine for the last 3 months. Shame you are so far away, I would have done it for you. You should be able to find someone local who could do ...
by leahandsteve
Wed 30 Jun, 2010 19:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1.9 Exhaust
Replies: 12
Views: 763

What is up with your existing backbox?

If it has cracked across the pipe between the box and the other much smaller box then they can easily be welded.

Mine had broken in two and i welded it up perfectly, its ordinary mild steel.
by leahandsteve
Sat 05 Jun, 2010 20:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gearbox shudder after replacing clutch?
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Where exactly was the flywheel free play? If it was rotational, then they are supposed to be like that, up to 30mm. From the LUK website who make BMW clutches and flywheels: 3. With the flywheel still fitted... Rotate the inner mass by hand anticlockwise and mark the flywheel then rotate it clockwis...
by leahandsteve
Fri 04 Jun, 2010 20:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Gearbox shudder after replacing clutch?
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Pressure plate bolts not done up a turn at a time in a diagonal manner, causing pressure plate not to be sitting 100% square.

Or have they left the gearbox crossmember loose?

I have spent the last few days replacing the clutch in my 1.9, just got the exhaust to fit tomorrow.
by leahandsteve
Tue 01 Jun, 2010 16:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Flywheel and clutch on 1997 2.8
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Taken from the LUK (who make BMW clutches and flywheels) website: 3. With the flywheel still fitted... Rotate the inner mass by hand anticlockwise and mark the flywheel then rotate it clockwise and measure the travel. REPLACE if the movement is: - Less than15mm or - More than 30mm 4. Check the beari...
by leahandsteve
Mon 31 May, 2010 20:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Flywheel and clutch on 1997 2.8
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Are you sure the rattling is the flywheel? Sounds more like the release bearing, i spent 9 hours yesterday dropping the gearbox for a similar noise along with juddering. Release bearing is totally shot but flywheel seems okay, i'm borrowing a flywheel checking tool tomorrow to check if the free play...
by leahandsteve
Sun 30 May, 2010 20:24
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Is fuel filter replacement part of a BMW service?
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Is fuel filter replacement part of a BMW service?

Just spent the last 9 hours under the z3, taking out the gearbox.

Noticed the date code on the fuel filter is 09-98, and the car has full BMW history.
by leahandsteve
Tue 25 May, 2010 13:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: One thing after another
Replies: 0
Views: 303

One thing after another

Last week the clutch and or flywheel have decided to give up, so the Zed is undriveable.

Moved it last night to begin dropping the gearbox, as i started it i could hear the exhaust blowing :head:

Its blowing close to the narrow pipe near the back box.
by leahandsteve
Tue 25 May, 2010 12:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1.9 Dual Mass Flywheel Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Thanks for the offer, but i've managed to find one just down the road from me.
by leahandsteve
Tue 18 May, 2010 14:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1.9 Dual Mass Flywheel Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 402

1.9 Dual Mass Flywheel Wanted

Dont definitley need one at the moment, will be taking gearbox out in the next week to change the clutch, so will check the flywheel at the same time.

But if anyone has one they might part with, let me know.
by leahandsteve
Tue 18 May, 2010 11:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone changed a 1.9 Z3 clutch themselves?
Replies: 11
Views: 895

If it wont budge, hit it with a hammer.

If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
by leahandsteve
Mon 17 May, 2010 22:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone changed a 1.9 Z3 clutch themselves?
Replies: 11
Views: 895

markrnorton wrote:Very
I was worried about the studs connecting the manifold to the middle section of the exhaust snapping.

Also did you drop the entire exhaust or just remove the centre section?
by leahandsteve
Mon 17 May, 2010 21:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone changed a 1.9 Z3 clutch themselves?
Replies: 11
Views: 895

How easy are the exhaust and propshaft to remove?
by leahandsteve
Sat 15 May, 2010 15:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone changed a 1.9 Z3 clutch themselves?
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Why is the starter so bad to remove?
by leahandsteve
Sat 15 May, 2010 11:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone changed a 1.9 Z3 clutch themselves?
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Anyone changed a 1.9 Z3 clutch themselves?

Wifes Z3 1.9 clutch is on its way out, release bearing sounds like a machine gun :cry:

Going to attempt to replace in a couple of weeks, anything i should know?

Thanks.

Hope to God the flywheel is still okay.
by leahandsteve
Sat 06 Feb, 2010 15:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Avoid Coopers Bmw
Replies: 28
Views: 1606

Mines due a service very soon, Anyone had experience of Stratstone in Maidenhead? I have when it used to be Altwoods. How about 2 day old Z3 gets a puncture, i take it to local tyre place and they find its FULL OF BLOODY TYRE WELD :head: Altwoods would not admit it but i got a new tyre off them for...
by leahandsteve
Thu 14 Jan, 2010 15:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dash instruments not working any ideas please
Replies: 9
Views: 642

have had this happen twice in the last couple of years.

Second time i thumped the top of the dash and it's been fine ever since, nearlly a year now.
by leahandsteve
Thu 02 Jul, 2009 11:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Front kidney grilles wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 574

:(
by leahandsteve
Wed 24 Jun, 2009 12:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: E36 M3 alloys for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 343

E36 M3 alloys for sale

Have a set of these, genuine M3 early 'sunflowers' for sale, came off my 1994 M3. Same size all around i.e. not staggered. 17 inch by 7.5J ET 41 in fairly good condition, thought they might look a bit different on a Z3. http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i164/67rustbucket/alloy.jpg Some corrosion sta...
by leahandsteve
Sun 14 Jun, 2009 10:27
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Front kidney grilles wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Still looking.
by leahandsteve
Tue 09 Jun, 2009 13:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Front kidney grilles wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Front kidney grilles wanted

Anyone got any?

Missus has had an argument with a car park wall and lost :head:
by leahandsteve
Mon 27 Oct, 2008 21:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: how much coolant
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Type your chassis number into this and all will be revealed:

http://www.bmw-z1.com/VIN/VINdecode-e.cgi
by leahandsteve
Tue 29 Jul, 2008 18:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How can buying a battery be so difficult?
Replies: 4
Views: 621

How can buying a battery be so difficult?

Z3 has been off the road 6 days now :( Ring up Euro Car Parts tell them i want a 70Amp battery for a Z3. 'Nah computer says you need 55 Amp mate' 'No i want a Bosch, 70 Amp as i have the electric hood and the battery should have a vent' 'What's a vent?' Anyway they order me one and i picked it up la...
by leahandsteve
Sat 26 Jul, 2008 21:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Creaking clutch pedal?
Replies: 3
Views: 499

People say replace the crap BM bushes with nylon ones, but i kept the original bushes and coated them with graphite grease, that was 2 years ago and the creak has not returned.
by leahandsteve
Wed 23 Jul, 2008 13:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Battery needed.
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Dealer £85+vat
ECP £68+vat (Bosch)
GSF £73+vat (Bosch)

When i asked ECP and GSF if the batteries had vent tubes, i just got 'whats a vent tube?' :roll:
by leahandsteve
Wed 23 Jul, 2008 09:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Battery needed.
Replies: 5
Views: 477

BenZ3-2.0 wrote:i got one from Euro no probs with tube
Thanks, i'll give them a call later.

Does it matter if it has the tube or not?
by leahandsteve
Wed 23 Jul, 2008 08:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Battery needed.
Replies: 5
Views: 477

New Battery needed.

Our Z3 needs a new battery, have seen on Euro Car Parts site the Bosch ones for reasonable money.

One question though, our Z3 has a vent tube on the battery, never had a car with a vent tube fitted before.

Does it matter if the new battery has one or not?

Thanks.
by leahandsteve
Mon 21 Jul, 2008 10:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Metallic rattle
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Stuffed new foam under the fuel tank straps, made no difference.

Also checked the spare wheel and holder, all tight.

Noise is still there.
by leahandsteve
Sun 20 Jul, 2008 17:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Metallic rattle
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Its probably the clips on the handbrake. When you are driving along gently pull on the handbrake and if it stops rattling there is your answer. Thanks, i will try that. When you say handbrake clips, do you mean the ones underneath the car that hold the cable to the body? If so i have checked all th...
by leahandsteve
Sun 20 Jul, 2008 16:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Metallic rattle
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Metallic rattle

Have searched on here for rattling noises and done just about everything suggested. Have a 99 1.9 and for the last few months it has a metallic rattling sound coming from the drivers side rear. Have checked everything underneath and cant find anything wrong. Emptied the boot completely today but the...
by leahandsteve
Sun 06 Jul, 2008 09:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Driving in France
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Excellent, thanks very much Mike. :)
by leahandsteve
Sat 05 Jul, 2008 17:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Driving in France
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Driving in France

Going to France in the Z3 in August.

Can i just get those sticky beam deflector things for the headlights or do the headlights have to be adjusted by the dealer?

On my old E36 i was told the lights could only be adjusted by the dealer.

Thanks.