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by NZ00Z3
Thu 20 Sep, 2018 22:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: All comments and suggestions welcomed!!
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: All comments and suggestions welcomed!!

I have a similar rattle that has been put down to worn CV's on the half shafts. The half shafts have about 10 mm longitudinal movement when you reach under the car and slide them to and back. If I set the shaft to the diff end, the rattle goes away until it works its way back. The outer CV has the s...
by NZ00Z3
Thu 26 Jul, 2018 21:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: poor starting when hot
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: poor starting when hot

I agree with you, sounds like leaking injectors.
by NZ00Z3
Mon 11 Jun, 2018 00:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: No throttle response
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: No throttle response

Get the error codes read, to see if there are any related to the problem.
by NZ00Z3
Sat 02 Jun, 2018 23:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Getting the Spare Wheel out
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: Getting the Spare Wheel out

Sounds like the hinge points are rusted solid. You may have to put the car on axle stands and get under there to free them up.
by NZ00Z3
Sun 06 May, 2018 22:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat goes back and forward but not up and down
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Re: Seat goes back and forward but not up and down

The common fault is for the seat to lock in the fully down position. This is caused by the drive nut sticking on the end of the worm tread. Guess it could also happen in the fully up position. You'll need to remove the seat to see where the drive nut is on the worm.
by NZ00Z3
Tue 10 Apr, 2018 22:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Speakers Suddenly Stopped Working
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: Speakers Suddenly Stopped Working

The amp does two things: - amplifies for the foot well speakers - cross over for the door tweeters The usual failure of the amp is the power relay, but it sounds like you have this working, although it could be clicking without making contact. Use a multi-meter to check that you are getting power ou...
by NZ00Z3
Sun 11 Mar, 2018 23:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3m calipers retrofitting
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Re: Z3m calipers retrofitting

Hi There's a bit more involved than just changing the caliper. The Z3M caliper has 60/28 stamped on it which means that it has a 60 mm piston and designed for 28 mm thick disks. Plus the disk is 315 mm in diameter. Your 1.9 L Z3 has a 54/12 caliper and 286 mm diameter disks. To fit the Z3M caliper, ...
by NZ00Z3
Wed 08 Nov, 2017 23:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Import Z3s
Replies: 14
Views: 2171

Re: Import Z3s

Down here in New Zealand where we don't have any car manufacturing plants, Jap import cars make up a sizable % of the cars on the road. I've owned several over the years. The mileage appears to be correct on them. There are many Jap import Z3's around here. We don't give its imported status much tho...
by NZ00Z3
Fri 27 Oct, 2017 22:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: soft top ram
Replies: 2
Views: 666

Re: soft top ram

Hi Peter The assumption I'm making is that you have a face-lift Z3 with a manual soft top. The gas ram that assists the raising of the soft top are getting to an age where they die. I have replaced one that seized and the top sleeve came off the rod completely, letting the ram rattle around. They ar...
by NZ00Z3
Thu 26 Oct, 2017 21:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Loss of power
Replies: 12
Views: 1969

Re: Loss of power

Sounds like an inlet cam sensor fault. You will need to read the fault codes in the DME to know for sure.
by NZ00Z3
Tue 15 Aug, 2017 00:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: seat bushes advice/help please
Replies: 17
Views: 2298

Re: seat bushes advice/help please

The seat bushings can be replaced without disconnecting the wiring. Just carefully twist the seat forward and lay it with the back across the hand brake. The wiring is just long enough. Have done this on Z3's with standard and sport seats.
by NZ00Z3
Tue 13 Jun, 2017 03:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm sounding and volume?
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Re: Alarm sounding and volume?

Check the left rear well in the boot for water. That's were the tilt sensor lives and it is right below the aerial. It the aerial grommet is leaking, then it fills the well with water.

The other common alarm cause is the bonnet/hood switch.
by NZ00Z3
Wed 17 May, 2017 05:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: OBC reading in Km not Miles
Replies: 13
Views: 2156

Re: OBC reading in Km not Miles

Hi The DIY's and How To's for the other models (non E36/7 or E36/8) do not address our OBC. Played with the OBC (round version) in my 2000 Z3 today. There are 5 functions that you can access. - Hold both buttons down until 1 shows on the screen. - Use the Indicator stick end button to scroll through...
by NZ00Z3
Thu 11 May, 2017 22:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My Mora Red Zed
Replies: 21
Views: 3964

Re: My Mora Red Zed

PM sent to you.
by NZ00Z3
Sat 15 Apr, 2017 01:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 6461

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

Yes the ICV rattle is normal. Suggest you start with the accelerator cable. Check that it is installed and adjusted correctly. Have seem a incorrectly installed cable at the throttle body on a M52TUB25 cause a high idle issue. The cable had been installed incorrectly at the mounting for the throttle...
by NZ00Z3
Thu 30 Mar, 2017 20:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Radio Aerial
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Re: Radio Aerial

Yes its a signal amplifier. You need it if you want to listen to the radio.
by NZ00Z3
Wed 15 Mar, 2017 04:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Head gasket 3.0
Replies: 12
Views: 2181

Re: Head gasket 3.0

Also check out your crank case ventilation system. It can get blocked in the hose that goes to the dip stick tube from lots of short run in cold winter conditions.
by NZ00Z3
Fri 10 Feb, 2017 21:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!
Replies: 21
Views: 2568

Re: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!

Hi

Both Z3's in the garage are still running standard suspension and wheels.
by NZ00Z3
Wed 18 Jan, 2017 20:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dual Mass Clutch Failure "Symptoms"
Replies: 10
Views: 2169

Re: Dual Mass Clutch Failure "Symptoms"

Had a clutch judder/shudder on my 2.0 L manual Z3. It was a pain to drive up the hill slowly and into the garage or to do a slight hill start. Replaced the DMF and clutch myself and the car is all good. There are several tests/checks for the condition of the clutch. Some can be done with the gear bo...
by NZ00Z3
Sun 25 Dec, 2016 08:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recomendations for new shocks
Replies: 20
Views: 2433

Re: Recomendations for new shocks

I used Meyle front and rear. very happy with the ride.

There was a "M suspension" option available to the non-m Z3's when new. This suspension has about a 15 mm drop in height. We get a lot of Jap import Z3's down here with this option. Maybe this is the application for those sport units
by NZ00Z3
Sat 17 Dec, 2016 21:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Stainless steel exhaust
Replies: 14
Views: 1778

Re: Stainless steel exhaust

The 3.0 L Z3's don't normally have the tail pipe flap as the engine has a nice tone at all rev's. If you have a flap, run your Vin number through RealOEM and see if the car should have one. Maybe your car has an exhaust system from a smaller engine model. As a side note: That lovely cackle you get w...
by NZ00Z3
Tue 29 Nov, 2016 19:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: oil level lamp
Replies: 11
Views: 1481

Re: oil level lamp

Its located at the base of the oil filter housing, under the inlet manifold.

Yes summer is starting to kick in with sunny days in the mid 20's C. The shaky Islands are still living up to their name at the moment with regular after-shocks.
by NZ00Z3
Mon 28 Nov, 2016 22:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: oil level lamp
Replies: 11
Views: 1481

Re: oil level lamp

Hi. The light could be coming up for a variety of reasons. 1) Good oil pressure but you have a faulty oil sensor. 2) Poor oil pressure due to high oil flow somewhere in the engine. For non- M Z3's, there are two O Rings on the bottom of the oil filter cap basket/tube. These age and can let pressuris...
by NZ00Z3
Sun 27 Nov, 2016 03:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coupe tramlining
Replies: 13
Views: 1716

Re: Coupe tramlining

Having sorted several Z3's tramlining problems, First make sure you have good new (under 6 year old tires on the front) Second, change is the front control arm rear rubber bushings. Don't use the standard Z3 bushings, use the Z3M bushing. It has more rubber and makes a far stiffer connection to the ...
by NZ00Z3
Fri 11 Nov, 2016 20:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My Mora Red Zed
Replies: 21
Views: 3964

Re: My Mora Red Zed

My Mora Z3 came out from the UK to New Zealand in 2005. Now has 101,000 miles on her. She was a bit of an abused car when I got her out of Auckland in January this year. Over the winter I fitted shocks/struts, control arms, suspension bushings, tie rods, new clutch, VANOS seals and fixed a multitude...
by NZ00Z3
Mon 07 Nov, 2016 22:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front end steering/suspension overhaul - recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Re: Front end steering/suspension overhaul - recommendations

I have fitted the Meyle control arms, tie-rods, shocks, struts and various rubber bushings. All good quality from a German manufacturer who also supplies BMW. By the way, don't fit the standard rear control arm bushings, too weak, wear out quickly and are the main cause of tramlining in the Z3. Use ...
by NZ00Z3
Mon 07 Nov, 2016 22:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine support beam
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: Engine support beam

Maybe purchase a strong strut brace, use the end rings as the mounting and fabricate the beam to attach to the two bolts on each ring. Means it will be safely mounted and not likely to slip. Plus you'll have a strong strut brace to fit to your favorite Z3 http://s227.photobucket.com/user/kelvinhao/m...
by NZ00Z3
Sun 23 Oct, 2016 22:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine Bay Strut
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: Engine Bay Strut

I have a Strong Strut on my 3.0 L Z3. works great.
by NZ00Z3
Sat 22 Oct, 2016 22:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1641

Re: INPA Help

PM sent.
by NZ00Z3
Wed 12 Oct, 2016 21:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Does the ECU take time to settle down?
Replies: 26
Views: 3206

Re: Does the ECU take time to settle down?

Some of the DME/ECU reset information here is starting to sound like 1980's and Interweb folk lore. Every one has read it somewhere on the interweb so it must be true. With the introduction of the emission's laws and the unification of protocols to ODB2, the design laws on resetting DME information ...
by NZ00Z3
Tue 11 Oct, 2016 21:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clunk when changing gears
Replies: 17
Views: 2382

Re: Clunk when changing gears

If first or reverse is hard to select first thing with a cold car, do the following test. Engine running, try to select first or reverse. If its difficult to get in, hold the shifter with the same force, but don't force it into gear. Turn the engine off and keep the same force on the shifter. - If i...
by NZ00Z3
Mon 10 Oct, 2016 04:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clunk when changing gears
Replies: 17
Views: 2382

Re: Clunk when changing gears

Hi Having eliminated the "Clunk" a couple of time in different cars, my findings have been: - Loose Flexi drive bolts. Also check for wear on the bolts and out of round of the flange holes. New Bolts and nuts fitted and torqued to specification. - Damaged flexi drive, replaced flexi drive - Old rubb...
by NZ00Z3
Wed 28 Sep, 2016 22:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Emissions? bent pipe failure
Replies: 12
Views: 1725

Re: Emissions? bent pipe failure

Yes its the secondary air pipe that goes between the pump and the valve on the engine. Secondary air only operates for about 30 seconds when the engine is started. Think of it as a system that produces a flame thrower that heats the cat's up really quickly to reduce emissions. Should you remove it? ...
by NZ00Z3
Wed 14 Sep, 2016 05:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel spacers and some other questions
Replies: 15
Views: 2615

Re: Wheel spacers and some other questions

One way to check which diff you have and not lay down rubber or other questionable driving maneuver is to jack the car up, remove the diff filler plug and insert an inspection camera to see what your diff internals look like. Compare it against the photo in the below link. http://i198.photobucket.co...
by NZ00Z3
Sun 04 Sep, 2016 21:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My Mora Red Zed
Replies: 21
Views: 3964

Re: My Mora Red Zed

Snap, same year, colour and engine size.

I love them too. Not many of them around. Mine's ex UK and likely the only one in New Zealand.

Always interested in finding out how many Mora Red Z'3
by NZ00Z3
Thu 01 Sep, 2016 21:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Power.
Replies: 16
Views: 2760

Re: Z3 Power.

Also consider the anti rattle rings. If you do them, take particular attention to remove as much play as possible while still allowing the piston to turn freely.
by NZ00Z3
Wed 31 Aug, 2016 22:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: High lift of car
Replies: 29
Views: 3931

Re: High lift of car

Hi

Modern electric motor variable speed drive technology reduces the start up current issue. Have not done the research on this particular box of electrickery but I suspect it is a single to three phase converter with a varible speed function
by NZ00Z3
Sat 27 Aug, 2016 00:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Central Locking stopped working
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: Central Locking stopped working

Another fault with the seat is that the mechanics have got stuck as the very end of travel. There is a worm gear with a threaded block that runs up and down the gear. The block often gets stuck right at the end (fully lowered position) on the end of the thread where it has not been fully cut to shap...
by NZ00Z3
Wed 24 Aug, 2016 20:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat refurbishment
Replies: 6
Views: 1040

Re: Seat refurbishment

Which seats do you have?
- standard
- sports
- M

Many people get the standard seats more comfortable by doing a seat tilt mod. They fit a 50 mm long rod coupler to the front seat mount to tilt the seat back. Gives your back much needed extra support.
by NZ00Z3
Wed 24 Aug, 2016 07:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Power.
Replies: 16
Views: 2760

Re: Z3 Power.

Research the replacement of the VANOS seals. Start at this link. http://www.beisansystems.com/ There are DIY procedures also. As you are a retired fitter and turner, you'll likely have the skills and tools to do the job yourself. An alternative source of parts from a quick E-Bay search include: http...
by NZ00Z3
Tue 23 Aug, 2016 00:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Power.
Replies: 16
Views: 2760

Re: Z3 Power.

Hi Nang Greetings from the Deep South. What year is your car? Maybe a better question is do you know the engine model you have? If not, put the last 7 digits of your VIN code into the link below. It will tell you a lot about your car. http://www.bmwvin.com/ If you have a M52TUB28 duel VANOS engine, ...
by NZ00Z3
Mon 22 Aug, 2016 23:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M52 vs M54 vs N52
Replies: 14
Views: 2874

Re: M52 vs M54 vs N52

Interesting approach. Hope you have good Electrickery skills or know someone who has. About this time you should get a full wiring diagram of your car and the donor car. Tack every wire and connection between the ECU/DME and all other systems. Work out if you should remake the connection or delete t...
by NZ00Z3
Mon 15 Aug, 2016 06:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Best tyres to eliminate tramlining
Replies: 26
Views: 4005

Re: Best tyres to eliminate tramlining

Hi Here's my standard reply to tram-lining or poor road handling questions. Have sorted 2 Z3's now with these simple solutions. Front Axle: - Replace front control arm rear bushings. Don't use OEM bushings. Use Z3M bushings, poly urethane or http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_nkw=Suspension+Control+A...
by NZ00Z3
Thu 11 Aug, 2016 05:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air con fan stalling
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Re: Air con fan stalling

Which fan are you referring to?

1) The two speed fan in front of the radiator and A/C condenser?

2) The Fresh air fan located between the windscreen wipers?
by NZ00Z3
Tue 09 Aug, 2016 20:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: road holding
Replies: 5
Views: 1115

Re: road holding

Front Axle: - Replace front control arm rear bushings. Don't use OEM bushings. Use Z3M bushings, poly urethane or http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suspension-Control-Arm-Bushing-Front-Lower-Rear-MAS-BB14015-fits-96-02-BMW-Z3-/151980856403?hash=item2362c3d453 - How old are your tires? Had 10 year old tires on...
by NZ00Z3
Tue 09 Aug, 2016 20:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 engine swap - how difficult/long to do
Replies: 8
Views: 1357

Re: M54 engine swap - how difficult/long to do

You may need to swap sumps and oil pick up depending on the model of the donor vehicle. The Z3 has a low engine mounting and a special oil sump to keep the engine/sub-frame clearance. Always take lots of photos of the hose spaghetti around and under the inlet manifold and label everything as you dis...
by NZ00Z3
Tue 09 Aug, 2016 05:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone use a wind blocker ?
Replies: 26
Views: 3498

Re: Anyone use a wind blocker ?

I have a plastic one and its fitted Spring to Autumn. Never use it during the winter. Key difference is the winter here has lots of cold, fine and windless days and the blocker is just not needed for top down driving. It also allows for putting your puff jacket in the soft top shelve when the top is...
by NZ00Z3
Thu 04 Aug, 2016 03:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Impala Brown with unusual options
Replies: 16
Views: 1778

Re: Impala Brown with unusual options

I have a Z3 with "pre series management" in the option list. I think it is means that the car went into the BMW vehicle fleet for executives and managers etc before it went out for general public sale.
by NZ00Z3
Fri 29 Jul, 2016 00:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M52 vs M54 vs N52
Replies: 14
Views: 2874

Re: M52 vs M54

You would need to re-sleeve the cylinder after boring it out. Not sure how practical that would be? Keep in mind, that you will need to sort out the ECU (DME) to match the new engine capacity. Several options are available: - Re-map the fuel trims in your existing ECU, Will take some trial and error...
by NZ00Z3
Thu 28 Jul, 2016 06:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M52 vs M54 vs N52
Replies: 14
Views: 2874

Re: M52 vs M54

The blocks are fundamentally very similar and will take parts for both engines. There are differences. It starts getting very different when you look at the heads. - M52, single VANOS, Cooling water fed to the front of the head. - M52TU (M54 beta test), dual VANOS, Cooling Water fed through to the b...