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by z3nomness
Mon 16 Feb, 2015 11:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: name that part!!
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: name that part!!

so I ripped that bloody ecotek valve off this morning and drove the 60 miles to work.

car seems more settled and no drop in rev/misfire whilst in traffic. fingers crossed that was the source of the problem.

I'll monitor it for a few days and see.

Bryan
by z3nomness
Sun 15 Feb, 2015 20:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: name that part!!
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: name that part!!

Controlled vacuum leak!!!!

I've been searching for that f@#king vacuum leak for weeks!!!
It's coming off in the morning.
by z3nomness
Sun 15 Feb, 2015 19:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: name that part!!
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: name that part!!

Thanks c_w !

Eh, what's a ecotek valve? ?
by z3nomness
Sun 15 Feb, 2015 18:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: name that part!!
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: name that part!!

Not a clue,

the car was bought from a garage.

not sure if its for a hose connector. it looks like a pressure relief valve of sorts, under the sliver grid/gauze thingy is a plastic diafram on a spring :?:
by z3nomness
Sun 15 Feb, 2015 18:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: name that part!!
Replies: 10
Views: 756

name that part!!

in my search to find the cause of my misfire whilst in traffic (really getting on my wick now :x ) I had a good poke around all the hoses I could access checking for cracks. found this: Its a 20.ltr engine http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah108/waterdogadventures/Car%20and%204X4/20150215_141735_z...
by z3nomness
Sat 14 Feb, 2015 16:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.0 face lift parts needed
Replies: 0
Views: 316

2.0 face lift parts needed

Hi Guys, I'm looking for a few bit s for the Z3 at the moment. its a 2.0 facelift/widebody. A drivers side rear 1/4 panel in Schwartz 2 I'm also looking for black leather heater seats,preferably sports. So if anybody has either of these parts they are looking to shift please let me know :) Many than...
by z3nomness
Wed 11 Feb, 2015 15:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 224701

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

anyway to cut a long story i,ve bought another z3 3.0 widebody facelift 2001,
for the bits i need ie hood ,roll hoop kit,..
And here I was feeling happy about buying a couple of new back tyres form mine :)
by z3nomness
Tue 10 Feb, 2015 08:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 leather seats
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Z3 leather seats

Hi,

I'm looking for some leather heater seats for my Z3. either black or red.

Has anyone got some they are selling?

B
by z3nomness
Tue 03 Feb, 2015 12:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cam shaft sensor
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Cam shaft sensor

Many Thanks,

All sorted and ordered.
by z3nomness
Mon 02 Feb, 2015 15:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cam shaft sensor
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Cam shaft sensor

I'm having a bit of a blonde day :(

Can anyone tell the part number for a camshaft position sensor for a 2000 Z3 2.0 :(
the car is at home and I'm in work and cant remember the VIN for realoem

Many thanks,
by z3nomness
Thu 15 Jan, 2015 17:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2001 Z3 2.2 Sport Roadster for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 2456

Re: 2001 Z3 2.2 Sport Roadster for sale

Ive been testing a home/ work commute of 126 miles per day all this week (with work paying for the fuel :) :) :) . I should hit 630 miles by the time I get home on Friday

The Z3 is currently showing 97k on the clock and hasn't missed a beat all week.

its also a fairly comfy motorway cruiser :)
by z3nomness
Sat 03 Jan, 2015 23:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof switch move
Replies: 25
Views: 3321

Re: Roof switch move

Any moron that attempts to operate the roof whilst moving deserves what they get IMO.

Regardless of the location of the switch
by z3nomness
Mon 29 Dec, 2014 23:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3rd brake light and AC Schnitzer Z3
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Re: 3rd brake light and AC Schnitzer Z3

Oh well.

Real or not it was a looked after car.
by z3nomness
Mon 29 Dec, 2014 23:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof switch move
Replies: 25
Views: 3321

Re: Roof switch move

Hi John,

No I didn't take the radio out.
With a small screw driver I prised off one of the blank caps beside the acs button.

I could also get access from below the clock by taking off the gear stick, cowl and the foam gear stuck surround.

Bryan
by z3nomness
Sun 28 Dec, 2014 16:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z Roadster Kick plates
Replies: 3
Views: 668

Re: Z Roadster Kick plates

I'm not sure but I think it they may be held on by those push pin clips the door cards are held on with??

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-X-BMW-SILL ... 2c743f1386
by z3nomness
Sun 28 Dec, 2014 16:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3rd brake light and AC Schnitzer Z3
Replies: 2
Views: 545

3rd brake light and AC Schnitzer Z3

Decided to give fixing the 3rd brake light a go. Probably the easiest fix I've done yet! :) Popped the trunking off the loom going from the boot rim to boot lid and found a few worn, and one broken wire. 10 minutes, a bit of solder and heat shrink later, and its all sorted. :) 3rd brake light now wo...
by z3nomness
Sat 27 Dec, 2014 15:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof switch move
Replies: 25
Views: 3321

Re: Roof switch move

Mines up front standard on my car ?
They seem to be up front on a few cars (face lift/pre face lift?)
Mine is a 2000 reg.
by z3nomness
Wed 24 Dec, 2014 12:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Zed plans for 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1458

Re: Zed plans for 2015

Apart from the standard maintenance my list is:

Bonnet respray.
Sort out small ding on rear wing :(
Black or red leather interior
Cruise control
Room over hoops
3rd brake light fix.
by z3nomness
Wed 24 Dec, 2014 11:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof switch move
Replies: 25
Views: 3321

Re: Roof switch move

Done and dusted. Took about 45 mins all in. I had read that the loom would fit all the way to the dash if you cut away the trunking a bit. But rather do that and strip away half the dash and centre console (as the loom goes underneath the sound proofing) I just extended 5 wires. A worthwhile mod for...
by z3nomness
Tue 23 Dec, 2014 18:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roof switch move
Replies: 25
Views: 3321

Roof switch move

Going to give this a go tomorrow

http://www.zroadster.net/tim/custom/powertop.html

maybe its just the shape of my arm but its such a stupid place for a switch :( , I think it would be much better up front.

Any tips?
by z3nomness
Fri 05 Dec, 2014 16:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rough Running Woes
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Rough Running Woes

So a while ago I posted about a misfire with my Z3. Sure enough a scan of the codes reveled she was missing on some of the cylinders. So I changed the coils and all was well. As part of the problem solving process I also cleaned the m.a.f with electrical cleaner (halfords £3.99) and checked the rubb...
by z3nomness
Tue 02 Dec, 2014 17:07
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Sony Ericcson X10 mini pro
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Sony Ericcson X10 mini pro

Hi All, So i had a Sony Ericcson X10 mini pro when we moved over from Ireland. its been sitting in a drawer since the move but i found it the other day and fancy getting it unlocked so i can put a U.K sim in. from the looks of it the besrt way to do it is buy a sim unlock code online by submitting t...
by z3nomness
Fri 28 Nov, 2014 21:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Outdoor half cover
Replies: 0
Views: 322

Outdoor half cover

Any recommendations for a good outdoor half cover?

They seem to be going for about £50 on fleabay
by z3nomness
Fri 28 Nov, 2014 21:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.0 misfire
Replies: 9
Views: 1476

Re: 2.0 misfire

So I tried cleaning and then installing a new MAF, but to no avail.

New coil pack arrived in the post today, I'll clear the misfire codes and install the new ones tomorrow and hope for the best :)
by z3nomness
Mon 24 Nov, 2014 17:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: knobs
Replies: 18
Views: 2380

Re: knobs

Thanks for the replies!

I'm torn now between a nice leather illuminated one and that smashing looking stormwerks one :?
by z3nomness
Sun 23 Nov, 2014 13:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: knobs
Replies: 18
Views: 2380

knobs

Gear knob is staring to look a bit tatty, it is 15 years old though!

Has anyone suggestions/pics of a suitable replacement?

I'm thinking of just replacing like for like, but I'm open to ideas.
by z3nomness
Tue 11 Nov, 2014 11:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: All SORN'ed and serviced! 45k 2.2 Sport
Replies: 9
Views: 1904

Re: All SORN'ed and serviced! 45k 2.2 Sport

Anyway, off for lunch with my hot wife today, so whilst you lot bicker over the maths, I''ll be getting some of Englands finest later - :) not talking about sausage and mash either for all the foodies out there.... Oh, you stud 'Swoon' Fish; Men want to be with him, women want to be him!" Think I h...
by z3nomness
Tue 11 Nov, 2014 08:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: :) and a bit :(
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Re: :) and a bit :(

Indeed,

Now that the paper work is done I'm looking forward to the next investments being a bit more tangible :)
by z3nomness
Tue 11 Nov, 2014 07:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: All SORN'ed and serviced! 45k 2.2 Sport
Replies: 9
Views: 1904

Re: All SORN'ed and serviced! 45k 2.2 Sport

£7300 :shock: :shock: Reminds me of when I was looking into buying a 110 defender for work (outdoor setting so needed something that could carry 7 people and be power hosed out) the money people were expecting to get for 15 year old defenders is eye watering. Good luck with Sale, but its about what ...
by z3nomness
Thu 06 Nov, 2014 20:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: :) and a bit :(
Replies: 2
Views: 731

:) and a bit :(

:)
The Z3 passed it's mot today :)

:(
I then had to send off the paper work to DVLA to get it officially imported, along with all the relevant fees :(

Least it's all legal now :)

Next. Some toys for it :)
by z3nomness
Fri 31 Oct, 2014 08:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spray or Wrap
Replies: 16
Views: 1518

Re: Spray or Wrap

WOW that looks super!

What was the paint like before you had it wrapped?

Ive been told that stone chips may show up through a wrap?
by z3nomness
Fri 31 Oct, 2014 07:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spray or Wrap
Replies: 16
Views: 1518

Re: Spray or Wrap

Many thanks for the replies. There are some stone chips in the bonnet which need attention but apart from that its just light scratches. I think if i can get the bonnet re sprayed and perhaps a full paint correction detail on the rest of the car it may be OK. A very nice chap I spoke with in Stevena...
by z3nomness
Thu 30 Oct, 2014 16:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spray or Wrap
Replies: 16
Views: 1518

Spray or Wrap

I'm thinking of getting the Z3 either fully resprayed or wrapped.
Probably keep it black, although I wonder what gunmetal grey would look like..

has anyone every resprayed or wrapped their car?

What sort of costs are involved in theses processes for Z3's??

B
by z3nomness
Thu 16 Oct, 2014 12:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ZRoadster.net Members with Diagnostic Kit
Replies: 90
Views: 29860

Re: ZRoadster.net Members with Diagnostic Kit

In based in Kent during the week and at home In Herts. at the weekend.

I have a C110 with a 16 - 20 pin obd adapter. software version 3.5

More than happy to let forum members use this to check and reset fault codes.

DISCLAMIER: at their own risk.

Bryan

2000 Z3 2.0
by z3nomness
Mon 13 Oct, 2014 14:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.0 misfire
Replies: 9
Views: 1476

Re: 2.0 misfire

thanks for the tip!

I'll try this tonight
by z3nomness
Thu 09 Oct, 2014 15:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lights behind heater controls
Replies: 6
Views: 602

Lights behind heater controls

So the lights behind the heater control dials are not working. I've checked all the fuses, but before I start dissembling the dashboard to have a look has anyone had this before? and if so is there anything in particular I should be looking at?? really having fun being back in the Z3, and driving ar...
by z3nomness
Tue 07 Oct, 2014 20:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.0 misfire
Replies: 9
Views: 1476

Re: 2.0 misfire

:shock: :head: gaah, I meant the ICV, but with carburetor cleaner. which leads me on to another question. should I use carb cleaner?? Changed the plugs, they were manky, still missing a little bit though. Ill plug in the code reader again tomorrow and swap around the coil packs. Its been a long day :(
by z3nomness
Tue 07 Oct, 2014 17:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.0 misfire
Replies: 9
Views: 1476

Re: 2.0 misfire

Thanks for the reply.

I'll start with new plugs and see if that helps.
Probably clean the carberator too
by z3nomness
Tue 07 Oct, 2014 16:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2.0 misfire
Replies: 9
Views: 1476

2.0 misfire

So i plugged the C110 code reader in after noticing a bit of a misfire in the Z3 on the way home last night. it threw up a misfire on 3 and 5 cylinder. apart from checking the cat, would replacing the spark plugs help? if its the coils do i need to replace all 6 or only the ones identified by the co...
by z3nomness
Wed 01 Oct, 2014 10:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Roll on Saturday
Replies: 0
Views: 343

Roll on Saturday

Collecting my Z3 from Ireland on Saturday,

its been too long, getting excited to be reunited :)