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by pingu
Thu 30 Aug, 2018 13:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another thing after another
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Another thing after another

You may have a leaking air pipe after the MAF.

e.g. The MAF is sensing 50 litres/minute, but the engine is getting 60 litres/minute and the ECU is getting confused as it can't up the fuel injection time to compensate for the excess air sensed by the O2 sensor.
by pingu
Tue 31 Jul, 2018 14:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Hardtop tool(for securing screws at front of Hardtop)
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Hardtop tool(for securing screws at front of Hardtop)

I bought a complete set of security Torx keys from Halfords for £9.99. It looks like the Halfords set is £18 now, but there is a set in B&Q for £8 (B&Q Link)

The T40 that you need is part of the set
by pingu
Sun 08 Jul, 2018 20:39
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Emissions Air Pump Tube (11721404626) for less than £10
Replies: 0
Views: 219

Emissions Air Pump Tube (11721404626) for less than £10

S50 Engines only The tube goes from the air filter box to the emissions pump. If the hose fails it can be replaced for less than £10, not the £100 that BMW want. RealOEM ECS Tuning - their price is usually very close to the BMW price. The original pipe... http://www.porterbility.co.uk/Files/JPG/BMW...
by pingu
Fri 11 May, 2018 10:15
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 - crack repairs
Replies: 23
Views: 2533

Re: Z1 - crack repairs

You can make ABS glue if you mix ABS chippings with acetone.

https://www.matterhackers.com/news/how- ... and-slurry

The glue can be coloured to suit the part being glued.
by pingu
Thu 03 May, 2018 19:58
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Shortest Night Run 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: Shortest Night Run 2018

971 miles for me.
by pingu
Tue 01 May, 2018 23:39
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Shortest Night Run 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Shortest Night Run 2018

I'm thinking of doing the Land's End to Lowestoft night run. Anyone else thinking about it? There are some Pistonheaders ( thread ) doing it on the Thursday night, Friday night or Saturday night. Sunset Times at Land's End 2135 Tuesday 19/06/18 2136 Wednesday 20/06/18 2136 Thursday 21/06/18 2136 Fri...
by pingu
Mon 30 Apr, 2018 13:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How nickable are Z3's?
Replies: 14
Views: 1594

Re: How nickable are Z3's?

I used to have a "push-to-make" switch in series with the starter relay.

Press it when starting or the car won't start. I suppose you could bump start it, but the idea is to slow them down and deter them - you will never stop a determined criminal.
by pingu
Sun 08 Apr, 2018 10:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA experts
Replies: 10
Views: 1226

Re: INPA experts

I had my mileage reset by a dodgy yoof for £50.

He had never been asked to INCREASE a mileage by 100,000 :shock: .

The thread is on here somewhere.
by pingu
Sat 07 Apr, 2018 22:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA experts
Replies: 10
Views: 1226

Re: INPA experts

I would take the instrument cluster off and look at the circuit board for damage and confirm that the coding plug is secure. Check the wires and plugs for any damage.
by pingu
Sat 07 Apr, 2018 19:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA experts
Replies: 10
Views: 1226

Re: INPA experts

Q1. Which car are you talking about (Z1 or M Roadster)?
Q2. When did it start doing this?
Q3. Had you done anything recently that could have prompted it? New battery. New diff.
by pingu
Sat 31 Mar, 2018 12:41
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Help! Major Fuel Leak on 1999 Z3 M Roadster!
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: Help! Major Fuel Leak on 1999 Z3 M Roadster!

You don't have to run the engine to see a fuel leak. With the door open and your hand on the key, turn the key to position 2 (all lights on dash), but don't start. At the same time look under the car. You should be able to see where the leak is. Turn key off when you see the leak. Have a fire exting...
by pingu
Sun 25 Mar, 2018 00:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 PAS cooling loop
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Z3 PAS cooling loop

I wouldn't be too concerned about the cooling effect of the loop. Have you ever felt any heat in the pipe? - I haven't.

I doubt there would be any serious problems if you just bypassed the loop, especially in a temperate climate. If you were in the Gulf, it would be a different matter.
by pingu
Thu 22 Mar, 2018 21:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lowest point in the world
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Re: Lowest point in the world

Looks awfully dry for the Mariana trench.

I'm just a jealous guy :wave
by pingu
Wed 07 Mar, 2018 14:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 - crack repairs
Replies: 23
Views: 2533

Re: Z1 - crack repairs

A right hand side is also available on ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z1-Side-Panel/202070533788?hash=item2f0c57a69c:g:sNwAAOSw2hNZtYyk Or you can do what I did and go for carbon fibre from: edeldesign-tuning.de I haven't received the sill yet tho', so I don't know: a. how well it fits b. wha...
by pingu
Tue 27 Feb, 2018 18:21
Forum: Performance
Topic: Can anyone explain how scavenging works on a full exhaust system?
Replies: 4
Views: 1513

Re: Can anyone explain how scavenging works on a full exhaust system?

Would your initial observation have something to do with the amount of air being forced in ? I just watched a similar demonstration on Wheeler Dealers (s14 ep8) where Ant showed the flow on a 3 into 1 collector, he placed tissue over two inlets, he used compressed air at a low flow in one inlet and...
by pingu
Tue 27 Feb, 2018 14:28
Forum: Performance
Topic: Can anyone explain how scavenging works on a full exhaust system?
Replies: 4
Views: 1513

Re: Can anyone explain how scavenging works on a full exhaust system?

I've solved the problem with more learning. What you can see on the video is inertia scavenging. Inertia scavenging only works on systems with little or no back pressure (as you said). Wave scavenging is the one to go for. The wave can't be seen, but is generated when the exhaust valve opens. The po...
by pingu
Mon 12 Feb, 2018 02:16
Forum: Performance
Topic: Can anyone explain how scavenging works on a full exhaust system?
Replies: 4
Views: 1513

Can anyone explain how scavenging works on a full exhaust system?

The video shows the dilemma. I can see how it works when the system has very little back pressure, but how does it work on a full system?

by pingu
Wed 07 Feb, 2018 18:41
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: M Roadster Engine oil
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

Re: M Roadster Engine oil

Can only recommend what I use, as I found out the same in that there were many diff rent opinions! As recommended by my M service specialist, my own S50 M Coupe uses Castrol Edge 10w 60 with no issues whatsoever. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk That is the correct oil for the S54. The BMW oil data...
by pingu
Thu 18 Jan, 2018 20:45
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Original BMW Z1 windscreen
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Re: Original BMW Z1 windscreen

I wouldn't be too worried. Pilkington and other windscreen manufacturers have the moulds for every vehicle made by a major manufacturer since the 60s. The ones that will be difficult to get hold of will be kit cars.
by pingu
Wed 17 Jan, 2018 18:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Battery Drain and Fuse 31 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: Battery Drain and Fuse 31 ?

http://www.porterbility.co.uk/Files/PDF/e36z3_98_AG.pdf

See p. 20

According to this, Fuse 31 is for the starter as well as the "Body Control Electrics" and several other things. You will need to check the individual pages referred to in the table.
by pingu
Sun 14 Jan, 2018 18:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: off line for a bit
Replies: 15
Views: 1887

Re: off line for a bit

Sorry to read about the small c. I'm glad that you are out and about.

I hope that your treatment goes well.
by pingu
Mon 18 Dec, 2017 14:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: eBay Headers (Speed Daddy Headers)
Replies: 1
Views: 528

Re: eBay Headers (Speed Daddy Headers)

I've got my headers off at the moment, and I feel your pain.

At one point, I thought that the only way to get them off was to take the engine out :shock: .

Did you measure yours before you fitted them and compare them to the originals?
by pingu
Wed 17 May, 2017 20:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine hunting when reversing.
Replies: 4
Views: 997

Re: Engine hunting when reversing.

Hunting is usually an air leak. Strange that it only happens when you are reversing.

It could be that you are driving so slowly. Does it happen when you try to crawl along at very low speed, especially uphill?
by pingu
Sat 13 May, 2017 15:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What power supply for diagnostics?
Replies: 10
Views: 1674

Re: What power supply for diagnostics?

Its not Voltage that fries electronics its amps. The car will take voltage up to around 14-15v it seems (not that you would ever do that). When using progman for example it draws amps. If this draw discharges the battery enough (below the specified 13V) while coding is in progress, It causes proble...
by pingu
Sat 13 May, 2017 01:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What power supply for diagnostics?
Replies: 10
Views: 1674

Re: What power supply for diagnostics?

As mentioned, I will be using progman and maybe DIS/TIS, part of the inpa package. When using these diagnostic tools- especially when re programing it seems that a very steady external 13V supply must be used, as stated in the BMW manuals that have come with the software. Can you send us a link to ...
by pingu
Sun 07 May, 2017 18:53
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: An S54 M Roadster for sale?
Replies: 20
Views: 3687

Re: An S54 M Roadster for sale?

Robert T wrote:It is for sale at Sytner Solihull: http://usedcars.sytnersolihullbmw.co.uk ... c=se_ce_re_

Cheers R.
Kin L.

He only wanted £16k :shock:
by pingu
Sun 07 May, 2017 12:40
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: An S54 M Roadster for sale?
Replies: 20
Views: 3687

Re: An S54 M Roadster for sale?

Hi all, I'm a new poster but have been a fan of the Z3M since driving a lovely Green one back in 1999. Ooooh, the power! Anyway, reason for the post is that I've only just spotted that Phil's Z3M M12PLR is/was for sale. Does anyone know whether Phil is still selling the car, as I'm hugely intereste...
by pingu
Sat 06 May, 2017 20:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Front Seat Lift Spacers / Seat Lifters
Replies: 31
Views: 5166

Re: Front Seat Lift Spacers / Seat Lifters

I made a gif to show how the tilted seat compares to the original...

Image
by pingu
Wed 03 May, 2017 19:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 245074

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Not bought as such...

Realtime Graphic Software called TestO.

The link to it is in the first post of this...

https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/show ... graph-view
by pingu
Tue 02 May, 2017 22:12
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Tour de Yorkshire 2017 (not much notice)
Replies: 12
Views: 2528

Re: Tour de Yorkshire 2017 (not much notice)

Another great day out with the three amigos :).

Let's hope for more :cheers
by pingu
Fri 28 Apr, 2017 20:55
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Tour de Yorkshire 2017 (not much notice)
Replies: 12
Views: 2528

Re: Tour de Yorkshire 2017 (not much notice)

Robert T wrote:Watch out for the frog and I around Bedale. We should be passing through during the afternoon on our way to Whitby, along with another 30 or so Healeys.

Cheers R.

Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
We won't be going that far north.

Most northerly place we will be going is Swinton / Masham.
by pingu
Fri 28 Apr, 2017 00:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 245074

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

was going to re tax on line but it would cost up to £12 more to do it so off to the post office in the morning peterz3 Taxing online direct from SORN assumes that you are taxing from NOW. I found this out when I retaxed at 2345 on 31 Dec. 15 minutes of VED cost me around £25 :head: . I only found o...
by pingu
Thu 27 Apr, 2017 18:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Inherited Z3
Replies: 24
Views: 3535

Re: Inherited Z3 central locking problems

Thanks for your replies I have repaired two wires in loom of doom and now sometime all lock from either door or boot and sometime they don't. Yesterday went out parked up locked from drivers door and all worked, returned tro car put key in drivers door and nothing happened no noise nothing so then ...
by pingu
Thu 27 Apr, 2017 02:50
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Front Seat Lift Spacers / Seat Lifters
Replies: 31
Views: 5166

Re: Front Seat Lift Spacers

I just received my kit, I will install it this weekend! By the way, you are going to receive a couple of orders from my Z3 friends in holland and spain ;) Let me know how you get on. I have the material to make more kits if I run out of stock, but it may take about a week to make another batch. I'm...
by pingu
Wed 26 Apr, 2017 02:08
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Tour de Yorkshire 2017 (not much notice)
Replies: 12
Views: 2528

Re: Tour de Yorkshire 2017 (not much notice)

Possibility of doing this - depends on the missus (she is jumping off IKEA in the morning!)... Also, do we have to chase pushirons? Can we not just leisurely drive round Yorkshire at our own speed :twisted: Almost a year since DTEC - this will be quite tame. I imagine there might be some leisurely ...
by pingu
Tue 25 Apr, 2017 13:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Inherited Z3
Replies: 24
Views: 3535

Re: Inherited Z3

Triple Post :head: :head: :head: :head: :head: :dunce: :dunce: :dunce:
by pingu
Tue 25 Apr, 2017 13:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Inherited Z3
Replies: 24
Views: 3535

Re: Inherited Z3

I guess at this stage I'm looking for a little reassurance that I don't have to spend £1,000s and £1,000s to achieve what I'm after. Hi and welcome. It is a very good basis for a project for someone. Project cars are very rarely profitable. I see them as projects for the enjoyment of the project. I...
by pingu
Tue 25 Apr, 2017 13:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Inherited Z3
Replies: 24
Views: 3535

Re: Inherited Z3

Double Post :head:
by pingu
Tue 25 Apr, 2017 00:39
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Tour de Yorkshire 2017 (not much notice)
Replies: 12
Views: 2528

Re: Tour de Yorkshire 2017 (not much notice)

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/map/gcwj1d14z#?map=SignificantWeather&zoom=9&lon=-0.93&lat=53.82&fcTime=1493427782 The Met Office advance forecast for Saturday. Not brilliant, but not raining :) . http://www.porterbility.co.uk/Files/JPG/2017_Tour_de_Yorkshire/Map_Small.jpg Large...
by pingu
Mon 24 Apr, 2017 00:37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wiring for Foglights on van?
Replies: 2
Views: 2319

Re: Wiring for Foglights on van?

Highly likely.
by pingu
Wed 19 Apr, 2017 12:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Front Seat Lift Spacers / Seat Lifters
Replies: 31
Views: 5166

Re: Front Seat Lift Spacers

Tufarlian wrote:My kit arrived today.

Looks very nicely made. :)

Seat is coming out to have the bolster refurb'ed next week so it will go back in with the kit.

Thanks
Mark
Any problems or suggestions for improvement, let me know :thumb:
by pingu
Mon 17 Apr, 2017 17:31
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Tour de Yorkshire 2017 (not much notice)
Replies: 12
Views: 2528

Re: Tour de Yorkshire 2017 (not much notice)

Deano1712 wrote:Count me in, sounds fun :-)

Sent from my E6553 using Tapatalk
Which day, or either good for you?
by pingu
Mon 17 Apr, 2017 12:11
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Tour de Yorkshire 2017 (not much notice)
Replies: 12
Views: 2528

Tour de Yorkshire 2017 (not much notice)

Anyone fancy going to see letour? It's not next weekend, but le next :wink: . http://letour.yorkshire.com/2017 When it was part of Tour de France, I had a great day out and saw the bikes several times and drove some cracking roads. My plan would be to cut across country and take in as many sightings...
by pingu
Sun 16 Apr, 2017 23:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Front Seat Lift Spacers / Seat Lifters
Replies: 31
Views: 5166

Re: Front Seat Lift Spacers

At last...

10mm Spacers

15mm Spacers

20mm Spacers

25mm Spacers

Gauge Kit (free to borrow - you just pay for postage)
by pingu
Sun 16 Apr, 2017 21:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sill removed cleaned and waxoyled
Replies: 26
Views: 4758

Re: Sill removed cleaned and waxoyled

Well done. 68's the new 38 :D
by pingu
Sun 16 Apr, 2017 00:23
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Front Seat Lift Spacers / Seat Lifters
Replies: 31
Views: 5166

Re: Front Seat Lift Spacers

xtLSport wrote:Congratulations pingu!! Looks great.
That is great, i will purchase a 25mm kit right now.

edit: just purchased it ;)
Thanks

I can't post them until Tuesday as the Post Office is closed due to public holiday. I've refunded you £7.50 as you were the first to buy and get a 25% discount :) .
by pingu
Sat 15 Apr, 2017 13:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 6220

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

Thanks for the instructions. Whilst waiting to see if I can get free access to INPA I've resurrected my old works laptop - they forgot to ask for it back when I retired 6 years ago. So far deleted loads of files so should have circa 25 to 30GB free. Its running a 6 year old version of XP and I don'...
by pingu
Thu 13 Apr, 2017 12:50
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: An S54 M Roadster for sale?
Replies: 20
Views: 3687

Re: An S54 M Roadster for sale?

I love the look of the Alpina and this one sounds as if it bites as well as barks :) . I've heard it said that BMW insist that the best Alpina in the range can't be better in performance than the best BMW in the range. This one has the advantage that the top performance BMW in the range is the V8 M3...