Resurecting an Orinnoco 2.8

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blinky
Joined: Tue 01 Jan, 2019 19:58
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  Z3 roadster 2.8

Resurecting an Orinnoco 2.8

Post by blinky » Wed 02 Jan, 2019 11:18

Hi Everyone,,
Looking forward to chatting with you guys/gals. Im the proud owner of a orinnoco 2.8. Its been in storage for 3 years and Im going to go through it bit by bit.. Everything works but my first issue is the speed sensors I think. Im going to replace all the disks pads and sensors,,sound like a plan?

Del
Joined: Sat 19 Nov, 2011 18:35
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  Z3 roadster 1.9

Re: Resurecting an Orinnoco 2.8

Post by Del » Wed 02 Jan, 2019 23:43

Hi and welcome. That 2.8 engine has a reputation for being very tough - some might say "bullet-proof". Enjoy the car. :)

blinky
Joined: Tue 01 Jan, 2019 19:58
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  Z3 roadster 2.8

Re: Resurecting an Orinnoco 2.8

Post by blinky » Thu 03 Jan, 2019 15:53

Thanks Del.
Gotta say I love it,, big boys toy I guess. Its great to get something You have always wanted. Its my project and a good way to get to know the car inside out.. The abs light is on but I think when I overhaul the brakes and sensors it should be ok, the light wasn't on when it was parked up.

Does anyone know how many 2.8 Orinocco editions were made? The biggest challenge I have is the paint work, Oxidation in a lot of areas which let the car down. Im going to research the best way to bring the original paint back again.

Cheers . Neil

Fender2004
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  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Houghton-Le-Spring

Re: Resurecting an Orinnoco 2.8

Post by Fender2004 » Thu 03 Jan, 2019 16:18

Welcome ask away with any questions, I’m sure someone on here will be able to answer them.
You can get a reset tool for the abs light of eBay for very little money. It is sometimes the yellow connection under the seat that is rusty or come unplugged.
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blinky
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  Z3 roadster 2.8

Re: Resurecting an Orinnoco 2.8

Post by blinky » Thu 03 Jan, 2019 18:08

Thankyou Fender

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Gazza
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Re: Resurecting an Orinnoco 2.8

Post by Gazza » Thu 03 Jan, 2019 19:55

If the car is drivable I would run around for a few miles, the ABS light may go off.

Do the discs/pads need replacing ?

The sensors can be a bit tricky to release so use some WD40 and soak for a while.

As suggested you can get fairly cheap diagnostic equipment from eBay, you’ll need the connector cable to fit the diagnostic OBD port under the bonnet, the interior OBD port dies very little.

Welcome to the forum :)
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blinky
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  Z3 roadster 2.8

Re: Resurecting an Orinnoco 2.8

Post by blinky » Fri 04 Jan, 2019 10:06

Thanks for advice,,
Ill try the run it for a while idea but I'm going to replace brakes as a matter of course after standing for 3 years.

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