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by Cooper01
Mon 30 Apr, 2018 08:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How nickable are Z3's?
Replies: 14
Views: 1671

Re: How nickable are Z3's?

I once has a VL commodore station wagon, auto. I put a switch on the wire that lets the car know it is in park / neutral so the car can be started. I mounted the switch in the gear selector area and if that switch was not activated - no go. The good thing about it was I could de-activate the switch ...
by Cooper01
Sun 21 Jan, 2018 11:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Sale: Weld in Toe and Camber kit [both sides]
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: Sale: Weld in Toe and Camber kit [both sides]

I've tried several times to attach the file, sorry it's just to hard to do it! Here is the link to them, hope it works. People like Bryan Salgado bought these as well so you know they are good! Mine go in the car early February. https://shop.bimmerbum.com/products/2-00941-akg-rear-trailing-arm-cambe...
by Cooper01
Sun 21 Jan, 2018 11:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Sale: Weld in Toe and Camber kit [both sides]
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: Sale: Weld in Toe and Camber kit [both sides]

Hi. I am in Tasmania.. I would love to post a picture but find it to hard in this forum. If you give me a email address I can send it to you. I got them from the USA at bimmerbum.net. or look for me on Facebook Graeme Cooper Tasmania my icon is a donkey looking into the camera.
by Cooper01
Mon 15 Jan, 2018 12:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Sale: Weld in Toe and Camber kit [both sides]
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Sale: Weld in Toe and Camber kit [both sides]

I accidentally ordered two kits :head: so I am offering one up for sale at my cost price AUD180.00 which includes airbag within Australia. This will do both toe and camber on both sides [ 4 x sets of weld in tabs and 4 offset bolts]. Let me know if your interested. I can send overseas at buyers expe...
by Cooper01
Sun 14 Jan, 2018 22:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: WANTED: DIY removing rear sub frame
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: WANTED: DIY removing rear sub frame

You are awesome. Thanks a lot!
by Cooper01
Tue 02 Jan, 2018 12:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: WANTED: DIY removing rear sub frame
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: WANTED: DIY removing rear sub frame

Thanks. I did see that in my investigation. I have a copy of the TIS and it refers to the table of torque specs but I really do have trouble interpreting it. Thanks for your time. :)
by Cooper01
Mon 01 Jan, 2018 12:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone got an automatic Z3?
Replies: 21
Views: 2751

Re: Anyone got an automatic Z3?

cool! good to know. :) wonder why there is about 3 k per litre difference? hmmm.
by Cooper01
Mon 01 Jan, 2018 12:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone got an automatic Z3?
Replies: 21
Views: 2751

Re: Anyone got an automatic Z3?

@bonbon wow, I thought you would get better than that! I use premium fuel only 98 ron.
by Cooper01
Mon 01 Jan, 2018 11:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone got an automatic Z3?
Replies: 21
Views: 2751

Re: Anyone got an automatic Z3?

Hi, I get 10.5-11.6 Klm per litre. I will have to let you do all the math for MPG, lol. BTW I do not have a trip computer, I use actual litres used over the distance on the odo which is reset each fill up. Don't trust the computer. I return about 27 MPG . Hey doesn't the 2.8 only come in a single va...
by Cooper01
Mon 01 Jan, 2018 10:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone got an automatic Z3?
Replies: 21
Views: 2751

Re: Anyone got an automatic Z3?

I had a 2.2 auto and now have the 3.0 auto. Both were excellent but I love the power of the 3.0 [both have the twin vanos btw]. And, I can spin the wheels in the auto 3.0. It is not hard to change the trans oil and should be done from time to time, perhaps every 20,000 k's perhaps. If a car has flui...
by Cooper01
Mon 01 Jan, 2018 10:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: WANTED: DIY removing rear sub frame
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

WANTED: DIY removing rear sub frame

Hello Zedders! Does anyone know where I can get a very detailed procedure on removing the rear sub frame? Perhaps even including the torque specs upon reassembly? Yes, I have looked at youtube and a couple of other forums so I have a general idea, but I am looking for those fine details like tips on...
by Cooper01
Mon 12 Jun, 2017 08:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rocker cover oil leak.
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: rocker cover oil leak.

Common issue. Buy a new gasket set and install. If you haven't done it before watch a few Youtube vids. It is easy.
by Cooper01
Mon 05 Jun, 2017 00:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant flushing
Replies: 16
Views: 2430

Re: Coolant flushing

Hi. Watch YouTube videos particularly Otto from Bavarian Auto. I am going to flush with an​ engine flush product in my coolant. Run with heater on highest setting no need for the fan to be on, then Drain. Then fill with tap water and run. Drain. Then run with distilled water, not any other type, and...
by Cooper01
Sun 04 Jun, 2017 08:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant flushing
Replies: 16
Views: 2430

Re: Coolant flushing

I have been reading up a lot about this as I suspect my heater matrix is a bit clogged. From my research I conclude:.... When you do the flush ensure that the heater is on the max setting to keep the matrix open fully. drain the radiator and coolant from the block, if you have a screw in there for d...
by Cooper01
Sat 03 Jun, 2017 13:22
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Coolant
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Re: Coolant

The new car service manual specifies that the coolant should be renewed after every 3 years for the ///M and 4 years for Z3. This is a notation in the Service 1 part of the book where it also states that the coolant level should be checked at service level 1. As preventative maintenance it is a good...
by Cooper01
Fri 02 Jun, 2017 09:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 6286

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

You can get INPA and links to the cable suppliers here. I did that just weeks ago and have it up and running :) . Just down load all the software and instructions for free. It includes TIS. I am running it on Win10 64 through USB. https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2184573-The-Z3-Diag...
by Cooper01
Fri 26 May, 2017 12:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Buying cam sensors, whats all the fuss about?
Replies: 14
Views: 1966

Re: Buying cam sensors, whats all the fuss about?

Hi, here in Australia we have a couple of supplier that sell OEM products [same manufacturer] but don't have the BMW stamp on them. These parts are same quality and usually 25-50% of the BMW stamped product. However, if you cannot verify the quality it is best to avoid the products as mentioned in s...
by Cooper01
Fri 26 May, 2017 08:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacement Key
Replies: 19
Views: 2428

Re: Replacement Key

You can't use the cheap keys from ebay as the transponder chip in the BMWs is slightly different [it wont start the car but will open the boot and doors only] if you want a whole new key that is. The programming he is talking about is probably for the remote central locking. You can search on the we...
by Cooper01
Mon 15 May, 2017 11:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seatbelt retraction.
Replies: 5
Views: 1173

Re: Seatbelt retraction.

Today, just used one of those steam machines that you use on clothes and curtains and whatnot. I fully extracted the belt, smothered it with steam and quickly wiped it with a MF cloth. It retracts considerably better now :)
by Cooper01
Fri 12 May, 2017 13:19
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: How to Repair the S50B32 VANOS
Replies: 8
Views: 2025

Re: How to Repair the S50B32 VANOS

Great job! I am replacing the rocker cover gasket and thought I would replace the Vanos seals while I have it all apart anyway. Just waiting on the parts now. No other work will be done.
by Cooper01
Thu 20 Apr, 2017 11:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue
Replies: 15
Views: 2334

Re: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue

Hey Vanne I just want to confirm......

You only had the intense vibration when accelerating hard right? I can go 150KPh with no issues, just hard acceleration with it happening at change of auto gears. Moderate acceleration with no issues.

Cheers,
by Cooper01
Thu 13 Apr, 2017 00:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue
Replies: 15
Views: 2334

Re: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue

I had the same issue on my 3.0 when i bought it, turned out to be a rooted drive shaft. (after i bloody replaced the guybo, diff carrier and tranny and engine mounts.. Got one shipped from the US for 300 bucks, chucked it in, been good as gold since. :) Vanne, was there any visible deformation to t...
by Cooper01
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 11:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue
Replies: 15
Views: 2334

Re: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue

Thanks. I am ordering the mounts first thing tomorrow!
by Cooper01
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 10:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue
Replies: 15
Views: 2334

Re: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue

Thanks. I should probably change both of the transmission mounts and see what happens. I hope someone else had the same symptoms and solved it without a complete trans failure! Lol
by Cooper01
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 08:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue
Replies: 15
Views: 2334

Re: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue

Thanks. I forgot to mention that the flex disc was changed in January this year. I spent 2 hours under the car on a lift today doing the mid shaft carrier bearing. I might have to resort to finding a dyno with a mechanic watching and assessing. Automatic transmission internals...... Well that is som...
by Cooper01
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 07:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue
Replies: 15
Views: 2334

3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue

Hello fellow Zedders! I hope someone her can assist with this issue. :( I have a 2001 3.0i VIN LL33415. When I accelerate quite hard to heavy I get this repeated bad vibration / banging sound which seems to be where the auto transmission is. I can't seem to pinpoint which gear it is in or be consist...
by Cooper01
Wed 09 Sep, 2015 13:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Brushed aluminium centre console
Replies: 9
Views: 1022

Re: Brushed aluminium centre console

Hi, if you cannot get the parts then you can laminate over existing surface you have, or even perhaps spraying it. I have considered spraying mine with Plastidip to change the colour just for kicks, and can peel it off if it gets damaged or I want to go back to original. Just a thought! cheers. If y...
by Cooper01
Wed 09 Sep, 2015 13:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dash Cams
Replies: 22
Views: 2928

Re: Dash Cams

hi peter, try looking for the loop function which will it allow to keep recording over the existing files. then it should never run out of sim space. i hope you have that function. cheers.
by Cooper01
Sat 22 Aug, 2015 13:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0i BMW Z3 Spark plugs
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: 3.0i BMW Z3 Spark plugs

Hi, I just replaced mine on the 2.2i. I got the platinum ones with the 4 arc points all went in just fine with no gap adjustment required. I cant remember the brand sorry but if you go to a supplier website and indicate your vehicle it will show you what you require. Hope this helps. Cooper
by Cooper01
Tue 18 Aug, 2015 12:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Can You Program a Second Hand Key?
Replies: 16
Views: 1855

Re: Can You Program a Second Hand Key?

Sorry Bladerunner, I got confused with his posts cause one mentioned his BCB was corroded! Looks like i need to get my eyes checked again lol.
by Cooper01
Mon 17 Aug, 2015 12:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Can You Program a Second Hand Key?
Replies: 16
Views: 1855

Re: Can You Program a Second Hand Key?

Hi, I looked into this myself. You cannot buy a cheap 3 button key from Ebay and program it to work starting the car. The reason is that there is a specific chipset in the BMW key. The key of course can be cut and it will open the doors and such but it wont start the car. You mentioned that the inte...
by Cooper01
Thu 23 Jul, 2015 12:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: water pump
Replies: 11
Views: 1487

Re: water pump

Someone above mentioned that he had issues removing the fan and took out the rad.

Not required to remove rad. Once you loosen the fan off unclip the fan shroud and move them both up and out together. Easy!

Cheers, Cooper
by Cooper01
Fri 17 Jul, 2015 10:28
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale
Replies: 35
Views: 5231

Re: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale

Phil wrote:Munich Legends know lots about Zeds.
Thought so, I was just teasing! :) I am just analy retentive on details like that.
by Cooper01
Fri 17 Jul, 2015 10:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale
Replies: 35
Views: 5231

Re: S54 Z3 M Roadster for sale

suggestion to the owner - get them to remove the Transport Protection Package in the description. I believe that is just plastic over the panels and stuff like that from when it was new. It kinda shows that they don't know anything about Zeds. Just sayin' :)
by Cooper01
Fri 15 May, 2015 14:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE: AP Coilovers for BMW Z3 - SOLD
Replies: 11
Views: 1968

Re: FOR SALE: AP Coilovers for BMW Z3 - Price drop

HI, can these be used and maintain the current default height of the car? I don't want to lower height and increase the camber angle. I don;t know a whole lot about coilovers but I am up for new shocks and I should replace the springs as well - and at that price looks like a cheaper option than gett...
by Cooper01
Mon 23 Mar, 2015 08:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Repair damaged dash - clips?
Replies: 18
Views: 1744

Re: Repair damaged dash - clips?

Looks like the same stuff, kneed-able putty that sets rock hard that you can file into shape. Great for those deep scratches in wood prior to painting as well :)
by Cooper01
Tue 13 Jan, 2015 11:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Breaking Pre facelift 2.8 Z3 Roadster most parts available
Replies: 59
Views: 7095

Re: Breaking Pre facelift 2.8 Z3 Roadster most parts availab

HI James, thanks anyway as I would have the other parts bundled with the dash to keep the costs down. :(
I will keep looking about.
Cooper
by Cooper01
Tue 13 Jan, 2015 10:10
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Breaking Pre facelift 2.8 Z3 Roadster most parts available
Replies: 59
Views: 7095

Re: Breaking Pre facelift 2.8 Z3 Roadster most parts availab

I am after the zigzag style radiator return tube which is black an 8mm diameter - if the 2.8 has the same as my 2.2 VIN LL73078. I am also after the passenger [left] side part of the dash including the airbag cover and air vent on the left side of the dash. I assume the dash is black and the leather...
by Cooper01
Mon 22 Dec, 2014 08:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Filler-cap problem...
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Re: Filler-cap problem...

Have a look under the boot carpet {RHS} and ensure that the electrical connection is connected. When I bought my car someone had disconnected it, now it is working. Two months later another forum member had exactly the same problem and solution!

let us know how you progress.

Cooper
by Cooper01
Fri 05 Dec, 2014 09:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fan heater bulb part No?
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: Fan heater bulb part No?

I just pulled mine out [just the bulb] and replaced it with a 50 cent replacement. Looks kind of like a Christmas tree light bulb. No need to drill and solder and all that crap. :)
by Cooper01
Fri 05 Dec, 2014 09:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Interior Light
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

Re: Z3 Interior Light

I did my footwell strip LED lighting at $2 each side. I changed the Festoon interior light for an LED one which is very crisp and bright and uses a fraction of the power and no heat! :)
by Cooper01
Tue 02 Dec, 2014 12:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 245693

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Installed a set of green LED strips in the foot wells, wired to the centre light so what the light does the foot well lights do. Came up a treat :)

Next thing will be to wire up the green LED strip to the plastic wind blocker so it glows around the edges and in the etched Z3 behind each headrest.
by Cooper01
Tue 02 Dec, 2014 08:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ........so are we breaking the law??
Replies: 20
Views: 2468

Re: ........so are we breaking the law??

Just wait until there is an accident and insurance gets involved, this might be the beginning of a nightmare. They might see it as an unauthorized modification????
by Cooper01
Wed 26 Nov, 2014 10:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheap OEM badges
Replies: 7
Views: 1361

Re: Cheap OEM badges

I just got a quote from my dealer. He pays about 75 per badge and can sell to me for 80. I bet you can get them cheaper from a dealer in England.
by Cooper01
Tue 25 Nov, 2014 07:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cheap OEM badges
Replies: 7
Views: 1361

Re: Cheap OEM badges

I am looking for a full set of blue/white Carbon Fibre emblems. If someone knows a great place to get them please advise me. I want:

1 x front 82mm
1 x rear 82mm
2 x gills 78mm
1 x steering wheel 45mm stick on
4 x wheels 58mm stick on for wheel style 64.

Thanks.
by Cooper01
Tue 11 Nov, 2014 13:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water in foot-well – the cure.
Replies: 16
Views: 5478

Re: Water in foot-well – the cure.

Excellent write up. Thanks.
by Cooper01
Mon 10 Nov, 2014 11:10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: z3 2.2ltr 2001
Replies: 10
Views: 2841

Re: z3 2.2ltr 2001

i have one as well, in oxford green 2
by Cooper01
Wed 29 Oct, 2014 10:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: When to wax?
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: When to wax?

Hi, best to ask the question of the painter. I am not sure about 'polishing' a new paint job as this action actually removes some of the paint to get it to shine which may be unnecessary. Be careful when buying a polish. Waxing is another story and applies a protective layer on top of the paint. The...
by Cooper01
Thu 23 Oct, 2014 13:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: steering
Replies: 17
Views: 3346

Re: steering

Jump into another Zed along the same road and speed and see if there is any difference. My money is on that you are just not used to it, but I could be wrong. Cooper